Monday, June 20, 2005

I Couldn't Let This One Go

Some of the more extreme liberal Dems in the U.S. House last week held a mock impeachment hearing in the Capitol basement. The event showcased what passes for intelligent thought from the moonbat fringe of the Democratic Party.

The likes of John Conyers, Maxine Waters and Barney Frank railed on the Bush administration's "lies" over Iraq. Rep. Waters called the Iraq War "one of the biggest scandals in the history of this country." One "witness", former intelligence analyst Ray McGovern, declared that the war is being fought for Iraq's oil, to support Israel, and so the U.S. and Israel can dominate that part of the world. At one point, a former State Department worker rose from the audience to propose criminal charges against Bush officials.

To make this loony situation more laughable, C-Span aired an hour of the "hearing." When they cut away after an hour, activists at Democratic headquarters were upset, even declaring a "conspiracy."

So this is what the Democrats have become... pretty sad.

Monday, June 13, 2005

No Time To Post As Big Day Approaches

With 12 days remaining until the wedding, it seems I have almost no time to post anymore. Look for the occasional entry here over the next few weeks, and regular posting will resume after July 4th.

Earthquake In Middle Georgia

Last Saturday, a magnitude 2.6 earthquake took place about fifteen miles from Macon. Don't know if it was strong enough to be felt, but since it never made the news I'll assume it wasn't.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Student Missing Seven Years Alive; Could Have Been Found Sooner

A Texas A&M student, who disappeared in 1998 and was presumed dead, was found alive and well in Kentucky. The girl's parents had given up hope and were planning to have her declared dead. A caller to a missing person tip line pointed police to the missing girl, who had left home after an argument with her parents and never returned. A happy ending, sure, but it could have happened so much sooner.

The girl was living and working under her own name, using her own Social Security number. So why wasn't she found during the past seven years? Police were not permitted to access her IRS records. One quick check would have saved this family seven years of unnecessary grieving, but that simple check wasn't possible. Sad, really.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

This Week's Public School Idiocy

Brought to you by Greene County, Georgia...

Marine Corps Sgt. Zach Richardson visited Carson Middle School in Greensboro, Georgia expecting to meet some of the students who had been writing letters to him and his fellow marines in Iraq. When Richardson appeared at the school the week before Memorial Day, Principal Ulrica Corbett ordered him removed from school grounds.

Sgt. Richardson is a college roommate of one of the teachers at Carson, Matthew Lund. Lund had given his language arts students an assignment: write a letter to Richardson, who was serving in Iraq. They wrote, he wrote back, and soon other classes were writing letters to Richardson and other troops in Iraq.

Lund wanted to bring Richardson in to meet the students he'd been corresponding with, and filed the proper paper work to bring in Richardson as a school guest. Principal Corbett refused to even look at the request. Lund decided to go ahead with the scheduled visit without the principal's acknowledgement. She refused to address the request at all. Corbett is saying that the teacher didn't follow protocol. The newspaper has signed and dated copies of the documentation submitted by Lund.

When Richardson was kicked off school grounds, the local newspaper picked up on the story. Since then it's gotten big and ugly. Media from across the country has picked this up, as have the bloggers. Just another embarrassing story from here in the Peach State.