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Showing posts from February, 2009

Pelosi should be excommunicated

Let me start by noting that I am neither a Catholic nor a Democrat. (A chuckle from my friends). I am a supporter of abortion rights. But this comes down to what you believe in. Pelosi claims to be a god-fearing Catholic but supports abortion rights. The pope says, "God does not support abortion rights and neither do Catholics". Interestingly, while the Pope could and should excommunicate Pelosi and others from the church, he does not. Also interestingly, Pelosi (and others) should voluntarily leave the church since her beliefs differ from the church's on such a core issue. Perhaps the Pope worries that kicking out Pelosi would cause others of his flock to leave. Perhaps Pelosi worries if she quits she will lose some of her flock who vote for her because she claims to be (however marginally) a "good Catholic". Either way, there is a lot of pragmatism going around and not enough attention to principles - which is of course the Democrat disease.

Democrats are Tax Hypocrites

So, the Democrats are always bandying about slogans such as "the rich get richer, the poor get poorer", "The rich ought to pay their fair share of taxes", and "We need to sacrifice (through higher taxes) in order to get our country on the right track." So, two prominent Democrats that Obama wants to put in charge of Federal agencies have been caught red-handed not paying their taxes. Tom Daschle owed $140,000 in back taxes and interest. "Daschle reportedly waited nearly a month after being nominated to be secretary of health and human services before informing President Obama that he had not paid years of back taxes." Timothy Geithner is now our treasury secretary, yet: Timothy Geithner's nomination for treasury secretary, held up after it was revealed that he had failed to pay more than $34,000 in taxes, eventually was confirmed by a 60-34 vote. Democrats love raising taxes on other people, then decide they themselves don't need to pay