But I digress, the talking heads on Fox have been bleating all day long about what a busy news day it is and I give them credit for accuracy on that count. I just want to comment on two items of news today though. First off, in yet another indicator that our education system is completely irreparable the School Board of Stamford CT. wants to keep kids in class on Veterans Day. According to the school board, it's far better to keep kids in class because November is a busy school month and since the Veteran's Day holiday falls on a Saturday this year, they can use that time for teaching. In a sop to outraged Veterans, they say that they'd be happy to have vets come in and teach the kids about their experiences. Excuse me, but aren't the teachers SUPPOSED to be teaching the kids about veterans experiences throughout the year? This is a thinly veiled effort to eliminate holiday, mark my words. What if someone had suggested that we keep kids in school on Martin Luther King Day or President's Day? I'll tell you, the radical left would implode from the headache of even thinking about it.
This is just more squishy feel good bullstuff wrapped up in the soggy gym towel of multiculturalism. Our kids aren't even taught proper history any longer. We deconsruct microscopic segments of history and sociology instead of concentrating on the larger events and movements that have shaped us. This school board would like to eliminate the Veteran's Day holiday because at their core, they no doubt revile the military. Once the holiday is done away with, they would be more than happy to accept a day off in the name of some proper leftist institution. How about we just help them out, I've got a suggestion for an ADD Holiday for liberals. That would mark the work of Abortionists and Draft Dodgers....two prominent democrat constituencies.
In other news, the U.S. Senate today abdicated its responsibility to represent the views of the American People. A great majority of the public wants our southern border secured. Instead the Senate votes today to embrace comprehensive immigration reform before any results are achieved in securing our border. Mercifully 35 Republicans had the cojones to vote against this monstrosity. SECURE OUR BORDER and then we can talk about guest workers and paths towards citizenship. Without security on the border, there should be no talk of any other parts of the bill.
It is becoming more and more apparent to me that the Senate is a largely imperial body. These fatcats don't really take into account the feelings of most Americans after all, they are repeatedly told that they are "members of the most elite club in the world." It's just a damn shame when Republicans hold views in common with rotund drunken socialists from Massachusetts. It is now up to the House of Representatives to save the Republic from this travesty of legislation. The House is truly the last bastion of conservatism in the country and hopefully any compromise they broker with the Imperial Senate will be palatable to conservatives. Of course I temper that hope with the knowledge that the House hasn't exactly covered itself in glory of late. The latest stupidity emanating from Speaker Hastert dumbfounded me as he and Nancy "Skeletor" Pelosi demanded that the Justice Department return items seized under a lawful search warrant from the congressional office of Democrat William Jefferson of Louisiana.
You see, the Justice Department had only issued subpoenas for those items for the last 8 months. Subpoenas which were arrogantly ignored by a democrat whose avarice knew no bounds. With supreme arrogance Jefferson proclaims his innocence in the face of staggering evidence that he accepted bribes. So the Justice Department obtains a lawful search warrant and executes it and now both dems and RINOs are bent out of shape about perceived privilege in their offices? So Congress, which routinely issues subpoenas of its own in investigative matters, now balks when a search warrant is lawfully executed on the offices of one of its own. The hypocrisy is staggering. Only Republicans could have so badly punted a golden opportunity to seize the ethical high ground. Instead, based on dubious twisting of Constitutional interpretation, they ally themselves with the biggest crooks and far left nuts on Capitol Hill. This should make it all the more apparent that you need to send me to Washington in 2010. Of course first I'd have to agree to shed my integrity and dignity.
Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2010
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