My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Good Day

The Senate kills the Immigration Bill . . . again . . . hopefully, for good . . . and by a MAJORITY it dies, not just a procedural thing.

Then SCOTUS says that race cannot be used to assign students to schools which are not their neighborhood schools. While it is not quite hat cut and dry, thanks to Justice Kennedy's dissent, it is still the right decision. And Chief Justice Roberts is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, as he noted that ". . .“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” That makes two quotable quotes in the last week of his first term--not bad.

Then the Fed leaves the key interest rate alone, though it gave its usual cryptic language which prevented anyone from getting too excited about it.

And on top of all that, the Democrats hand us a wonderful gift: the Fairness Doctrine. No, it isn't coming back--the House made sure of that, passing the Pence Amendment by a 309-115 margin guaranteeing that the FCC can not bring this back. But the gift is how the votes broke down: the House GOP was UNANIMOUS in saying the Fairness Doctrine should die; the Democrats were evenly divided (115-113).

In other words, HALF of the elected members of the Democratic Party think that the government should have a role in silencing political opinion. Included in that half is . . . wait for it . . . EXACTLY NONE OF THE COLORADO DEMOCRATS. Whoa. There's a surprise, gotta say.

Nonetheless, I think this goofiness can still be hung around the heads of Democrats. IT HAS TO BE if the Republicans are serious about winning in 2008.

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