Monday, August 29, 2005

1832's Summer in Review: Part II

The “Gang of 14” and the famed “Nuclear-Option”

Thank God for Republican Senators McCain, Graham, Warner, Snowe, Collins, DeWine, Chafee, and Democrat Senators Lieberman, Byrd, Nelson, Landrieu, Inouye, Pryor, and Salazar for negotiating a successful compromise to avoid the deployment of the so-called “nuclear option” to put an end to filibustering judicial nominees in the Senate, which proved once again that the most boring debate topic ever is infact debating Roberts Rules of Order.

The London Terrorist Attacks

Images of 9/11 came right back to my mind when this happened. 1832’s thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims of these horrible terrorist acts. America stands with Great Britain.

President Bush nominates Roberts to replace O’Conner

I have to hand it to President Bush and/or Karl Rove for this sly move. Blocking Roberts is going to be next to impossible and NARAL with their dirty, fictitious attack ad on Roberts probably killed any credibility any future attacks on Roberts will have. As dumb as Bush and Rove and Co. have been on a variety of other issues this summer, this was a move where the Republicans have clearly outplayed the Democrats.

We care more about missing children that go missing in other countries than the thousands that go missing in our own.

I feel for missing teenager Natalee Holloway’s family and friends and I hope that she is found, however, I don't understand why this story has gotten soo much media attention. According to the FBI about 2,100 children are reported missing a day to law enforcement IN THIS COUNTRY. Certainly not all of these cases that are reported to police turn out to as serious as Natalee Holloway’s case, but why aren’t we hearing about them all summer long?

I hate Tom Cruise.

He stole my future wife. Katie Holmes, when you come to your senses go with your dad on a Marquette Alumni event and give me a call.

Cindy Sheenan proves just how shallow the right-wing is.

The woman lost her son, who served our country, and the right, including GOP3.com, launches a dirty personal attack on her just because she doesn’t share their viewpoint on the war in Iraq. I can’t think of anything more disgusting.

Part III later this week.