Misc. Politics

January 6, 2006
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Sometimes you have to read between the lines:

Common Cents

State officials agreed to cover drug costs for poor Vermont senior citizens for a month after [the] new federal Medicare prescription drug program rejected some of their claims.

Nice.

I’d say that’s proof positive the federal Rx drug benefit won’t be the disaster many {non-voting} conservatives had feared.

Not that it was a good idea, mind you. Not at all. But, still, reflexive gloom-and-doom mongering never won a single election.

The Border

Violence along the 1,950-mile U.S. – Mexico border has risen in recent months, particularly against Border Patrol agents.

Proof positive the Border Patrol is doing a good job. Otherwise, there would be no need for those alien crime-vermin to take pot-shots at them.

And here’s another interesting fact:

Last year, the Border Patrol arrested 1.15 million illegal aliens trying to sneak into the United States — more than 3,000 a day.

Wow, that’s not a stat you’ll see in too many corners of the Internet.

Terror-Bot Be Gone

A Cleveland imam convicted of hiding terrorist ties has agreed to leave the United States, ending his deportation case, his attorney and government officials said yesterday.

Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

First Amendment 101

A Kansas City suburb agreed not to prosecute a man ticketed for anti-war signs . . . . . on his property.

Duh. How obvious of a constitutional violation would *that* have been?

Sheesh.

Memo to Praire Village:

It’s spelled: “F-r-e-e- S-p-e-e-c-h.”

Then again, if that guy were my neighbor, I’d probably retaliate by filling up my entire lawn with life-sized John Wayne and Lee Marvin action figures. I’d also play “God Bless America” each morning over loudspeakers. Just to vex and annoy Mr. Cement-Headed Chomsky-ite. With any luck, he’d trespass onto my property with the intent to cause me harm. I think you can guess what would next occur.

Problem solved.
Courtesy of SIG.

States’ Rights

A 12-year-old boy was charged as an adult with homicide and arson for reportedly setting a house fire that killed his 11-year-old cousin, police said.

I presume the Sullivan/Drezner trust-funded Internet “states’ rights” activists out there {phfftttt} are happy about that example of federalism in action.

Last but certainly not least:

It’s Not What You Know

What counts is how much demand there is among the public for your goods or services:

Howard Stern to Get $220M in Sirius Stock

Yeah, that “M” stands for “million.”

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