Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More from everyone's favorite majority leader

So Harry Reid thinks Republicans "should stop crying" about the use of reconciliation to pass Obamacare. Really, Harry? What if we call it the nuclear option, can they cry about it then? Can they go so far as to call it "an unprecedented abuse of power"? Just wondering.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Speak for yourself, Harry

I saw this story linked on Drudge a little while ago:
Reid: 'Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested Monday that domestic violence by men has increased due to U.S. joblessness.

Reid, speaking in the midst of a Senate debate over whether to pass a $15 billion package meant to spur job creation, appeared to argue that joblessness would lead to more domestic violence.

"I met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand," Reid said on the Senate floor. "Why? Men don't have jobs."

Reid said that the effects of joblessness on domestic violence were especially pronounced among men, because, Reid said, women tend to be less abusive.

"Women don't have jobs either, but women aren’t abusive, most of the time," he said.

"Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive," the majority leader added. "Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.”

So what are you trying to tell us Harry? If you don't win reelection your going to start beating your wife? I can't wait for this guy to be gone from public life.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Reid between the lines, Harry

Since I'm feeling fed up with our illustrious Senate majority leader, I found this clip particularly amusing.

Monday, November 16, 2009

We, the jury find the defendant . . .

OK, so they're going to try these guys in civilian court. Bad idea, as far as I'm concerned. But it looks like we're going to be stuck with it. AG Holder seems to be confident that he'll get a conviction. But what if they aren't convicted? What if the court throws out crucial evidence on constitutional grounds? What then? We can't hold them in prison if they're acquitted. Do we deport them? If so, to where do we send them? Pakistan? Saudi Arabia? Egypt? All countries where they would face the possibility of torture and execution.

How do you think the ACLU, Code Pink, Moveon.org et. al. would react to such a public rendition? Would President Obama have the courage to stand up to his core constituency and ship these terrorists off to face justice under a harsher system? I somehow doubt it. I also doubt the administration has a plan for this contingency. They're so busy trying to look good in the moment, they aren't thinking ahead. And that's dangerous. Scary times ahead, folks.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy

True to form, the news media has treated us to a barrage of tributes to the "Liberal Lion of the Senate." VP Joe Biden sums up the mood quite well in his remarks about the late Senator today. Here's a sample:
Don't you find it remarkable that one of the most partisan, liberal men in the last century serving in the Senate had so many of his -- so many of his foes embrace him because they know he made them bigger? He made them more graceful by the way in which he conducted himself.

Here's a sample of Senator Kennedy bestowing his grace on one of his foes:

I haven't been able to find any video of Judge Bork embracing him. I'm sure it's out there somewhere, so I'll keep looking.

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