Sunday, September 09, 2007

My Ramblings, Part two

There has been some pretty hot debate on here about global warming, so I thought I would change things up with another "ramblings" post. I got the ramblings idea from another site, and really enjoyed my first attempt. I might make this a semi-regular part of the blog. So, without further ado, here are my thoughts tonight…

I think Senator Craig shouldn't resign. I don't condone what he is accused of doing in the Minneapolis airport. However, if you break down exactly what happened, I don't think he did anything that warranted his leaving the Senate. He plead guilty to a misdemeanor. He isn't accused of having sex in the bathroom, gay or otherwise. The Democrats have said because he is a member of a party that claims to have morals, he should leave because of his actions. This is a slippery slope for the Democrats. Does this mean the Democrats are a party without morals? What would they do if they had a party member who did something scandalous?

For example, Ted Kennedy plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of a crime at Chappaquiddick. Should he resign? Nancy Pelosi is accused of using her position on a committee to steer contracts to her husbands company. She removed herself from the committee after the scandal came out, and the husbands company stopped bidding on those contracts. Harry Reid is accused of numerous unethical land deals in Nevada. He has attempted to get federal road projects in Nevada that would improve the price of property he owned. Sen. Robert Byrd is a member of the KKK, and was elected Cyclops.

I think the Republicans should have let the people of Idaho make their own decisions with regards to Sen. Craig. If they decided they didn't want him in office anymore, that is their decision. Both Republicans and Democrats have bigger issues to worry about in Washington than a misdemeanor.

"A McDonald's worker…was arrested and jailed Thursday night for putting too much salt and pepper on a police officer's hamburger," reports Fox News. As the story plays out, the worker claims some salt fell into the bowl she was mixing hamburger meat in. The worker ate one of the burgers later. However, when a police officer bought one of the burgers and got sick, the worker was arrested and charged with reckless conduct. The worker says the camera recording her work station will prove it was an accident. I am sure she will have her day in court, but I can't believe those police officers really felt the need to arrest her. And I can't believe McDonalds actually makes the patties on site.

Fred Thompson announced he is running for President. After flirting with it, and the Republican base for some time, he is now officially in the race. Personally, I think he has waited to late. I think he has made mistakes by not attending some of the debates, including the one that was held the night he announced. Next year will tell us if he is a genius, or if he misplayed the entire thing.

That's all the ramblings for now. My next post will be about Al Gore's movie, and then I am going on a global warming hiatus for a few days. There has been a lot of discussion on global warming on here. If you are looking for the latest, check out this, or this.


Kickstand said...

Craig probably shouldn't have resigned, the news made it a juicy story however, he stuck his foot in his mouth too many times and now is making a mockery of things - so he probably should stay resigned.

Some Go Softly said...

I was ALL ABOUT Thompson until I found out he was for the 'wall'. Have you seen his wife? She'd be the best First Lady ever.