Pork Bill Showdown: A Win For the GOP

The resounding win by the Republicans in November holds the promise of getting some control on spending in Washington. It seems, for the moment, that Congress is focusing on this goal, thanks to its members’ feet being held to the fire by the Tea Party. Like the 2006 election, the 2010 midterms were decided byContinue reading “Pork Bill Showdown: A Win For the GOP”

The Angle Of the Rangel

The Democrats’ main tax-writing congressman and for years head of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, Charlie Rangel (D-NY), finally had to accept the terrible punishment for his ways and means of getting money by being the first congressman censured in about thirty years. For the record, as the Congressional Ethics Committee sees it, there hasContinue reading “The Angle Of the Rangel”

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

With the TSA handling more packages than Fed-Ex this holiday season, we need to revisit our overreaction to the sucker punch that was 9/11. We know that the 9/11 hijackers were a loose band of religious zealots carrying out the commands of Osama bin Laden. They had no army and not many followers. The onlyContinue reading “Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us”

Rahm Emanuel (Dem-moralized): “Dead Fish” Taken To the Trash Can

Rahm “Dead Fish” Emanuel plans to leave his post as Obama’s head bouncer and pocket-thug-in-residence to head home to Chicago. He wants to spend more time cussing out his family and teaching expletive-laced rap songs to South Side Chicago kids. He wants to be mayor of Chicago, which, if elected (by voters both alive andContinue reading “Rahm Emanuel (Dem-moralized): “Dead Fish” Taken To the Trash Can”

Massa Of His Domain: Political Intrigue and Tickling

NEW YORK CITY — “In the Navy,Yes, you can sail the seven seasIn the NavyYes, you can put your mind at ease…..In the Navy, in the Navy, in the Navy”—The Village People Politicians often make my job easy. Now we have the curious case of former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) and tickle champion. In aContinue reading “Massa Of His Domain: Political Intrigue and Tickling”