Saturday, February 25, 2006
Testing one, two. Now what you gonna do?
What else can happen?
A major influence peddling scandal can break wide open. Oh yeah, Abramoff. Disquiet rumblings among the GOP rank & file. Okay, check that one.
It’s always tough to survive the mid-term election in the second term of your party’s president, but it gets ever more complicated with the piling on of policy decisions that directly challenge the status quo. Take the Dubai Port World situation. The idea that allowing a UAE owned company to purchase another company holding contracts to manage ports in six major US cities -- four on the Eastern Seaboard with one only forty minutes, without a jam on I-95, to downtown D.C. -- is a little alarming. Pile on the pro-life freelancers out in
This type of news isn’t just a chainsaw to the knees; no this is more like a chipper shredder moment (think
It’s hitting close to home. A report on the
Yesterday Senate lawmakers in
approved a ban on almost all abortions with a vote of 23 to 12. The plan would prohibit abortions unless a mother's life is in danger. The House approved the ban but because of some changes in the Senate it now goes back to the House for a vote, where it is expected to pass. The governor is against abortion, but so far has not said whether he'll sign the bill. South Dakota
This plan would directly oppose the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. So could it happen in
? … Iowa
… So could the law change when a new person has the veto power? We asked all of the candidates for governor. Representative Ed Fallon, Sal Mohamed, Chet Culver, Mark Yackle, and Mike Blouin all said they would veto the kind of bill that was passed in
. Congressman Jim Nussle did not return our calls. South Dakota
I guess Iowa Republicans can be thankful for one thing – nobody has Vander Plaats on the record over this one.
How do we maneuver around this swampy mess of policy? On the UAE management of American ports, easy, just say no … at least until an eight-month study is in the can. GWB is wrong to think this one is a done deal. On the missionary zeal of the
Straight up, Gronstal’s got his people locked down – take a hint.
Oh, and pray that the