Saturday, December 02, 2006
Stop, You're Hurting our Ears!
Ever since the mid-term elections and democrats have gained a small majority in Congress we have been hearing all kinds of things that quite frankly, hurt all of our ears. The first thing that comes to mind and it sounds like the squeaky metallic brake pads on my pickup truck is the claim by the incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ” This will be the cleanest Congress we’ve ever seen and they will change the culture of corruption”. Oh paleeeease, when I hear words like that coming from someone like Nancy Pelosi I feel like my ears are going to fall off. It is almost too ridiculous to separate Mrs. Pelosi and the words “Culture of Corruption” when it was Mrs. Pelosi that backed Jack Murtha from Pennsylvania to be the House Majority leader, arguably the most corrupt man in Congress.
Then there was the imbroglio over appointing a Chairperson for the House Intelligence Committee. The person that stood in line of inheriting the job because of his seniority was a former Federal Judge that has the distinction of being one of only a few Federal Judges that have been removed from office through impeachment. This corrupt Federal Judge was impeached for bribery and the only reason he didn’t go to jail is the lawyer that represented this corrupt judge wouldn’t testify against him even though the lawyer himself went to jail for being a part of the scheme. That Congressman’s name is Alcee Hastings, a democrat representing the 23rd Congressional district in Florida. Alcee Hastings represents the same people that had so much trouble counting holes in ballot cards in in Broward and Dade counties during the 2000 elections. I suppose that should come as no surprise.
The next person in line for that all important and sensitive job of House Intelligence Committee Chair would normally have gone to the next in line which is a another woman democrat from California and her name is Jane Harmon. Ms. Harmon didn’t take a strong enough stand against the War on Terror according to Mrs. Pelosi so Mrs. Pelosi refused to appoint Ms Harmon. Ms. Harmon was backed by moderate democrats (if there is such a thing) for the position but that was not to be. Mrs. Pelosi has finally appointed a Texas democrat named Silvestre Reyes who in 2005 missed 94 votes in the House, the ninth most of any member.
This is some start for a Speaker and political party that claim to want to stop the “Culture of Corruption” in Congress. My only reaction to those words is “Stop you’re hurting our ears”!
A slant of sun on dull brown walls
A slant of sun on dull brown walls,
A forgotten sky of bashful blue.
Toward God a mighty hymn,
A song of collisions and cries,
Rumbling wheels, hoof-beats, bells,
Welcomes, farewells, love-calls, final moans,
Voices of joy, idiocy, warning, despair,
The unknown appeals of brutes,
The chanting of flowers,
The screams of cut trees,
The senseless babble of hens and wise men --
A cluttered incoherency that says at the stars:
"O God, save us!"
Posted by Jennifer Gallagher at 3:54 PM