Thursday, October 05, 2006

Belief

Beliefs are survival tools our brains use when we don’t have sufficient direct sensory information to make a decision.

Hastert Does What's Wrong

Embattled House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) has told conservative activist Paul Weyrich that he would resign if it would help the Republicans, Congressional Quarterly is reporting.

"He said if he thought that resigning would be helpful to the Republicans maintaining the majority, he would do it," Weyrich said in an interview. "But he did not think it would helpful for Republicans."

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If only republican leaders knew how to do what is right instead of what is right for republicans. Apparently, helping their party is above everything else. It is above what is morally good and right - to resign from your position of leadership when there is clear evidence of your failure. And Hastert's failure isn't some technicality. He let Foley stay on the job and sexually assault underage boys. A criminal investigation would probably lead to his arrest. The children and families that have been attacked and shamed by this scandal. And all Hastert cares about is what is right for his political party.

Just like when he let Foley keep on molesting kids over the internet. That must've been what was helpful for republicans, too.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Hastert Sure Loves Kids

"Pres. expresses confidence in embattled Speaker, calls him 'father, teacher, coach.'"
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Someone who is a 'father, teacher, coach' must sure love kids. Especially little boys. Especially when you seemingly cover-up and assist a co-worker to molest boys over the internet.

What a guy!
Maybe he can show me a few moves on the gym mat.

What do Americans Look Like, Senator?

Recently on the Daily Show, Trent Lott said "Iraqis look like Iraqis and Americans look like Americans"

I would love to hear, Senator, what you think Americans look like exactly?