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May 23, 2003
Following Up

(First. I don't support the building of a visitor's center at the Vietnam Memorial. There may come a day when the cost of that war is no longer understood, but not if our schools do their jobs, and then a balanced view of those days might be appropriate.

Until then, leave the Wall alone.)

At least those now-famous Texas Legislators had the sense to leave town, so they couldn't be hauled around like dimestore dummies. Or Republicans. Heh. Heh.

And it's encouraging to see that an investigation of Homeland Security Shenanigans is still underway.

Bogus, bogus, bogus.

The vast majority of the state's voters -- 75 percent -- said Santorum should not resign as Senate Republican Conference chairman, while 58 percent said homosexuality was morally wrong, the Quinnipiac University poll said.
They didn't poll the "vast majority" of the state's voters, okay? They polled 952 people, of whom just over 1/3 were Democrats. And the poll had a 5.3 percent margin of error which, in polling data, is a huge margin, almost enough to completely invalidate the poll.

I'm not really surprised that William Safire came out against media consolidation. Being a conservative has nothing to do with it. He understands the danger.

It's weird math to refer to the "Democratic majority" that ruled for 40 years after the end of WWII. According to this, that domination ended in 1994? The last time I checked, the 12 years we spend under Reagan and GWBush were pretty thoroughly dominated by the Republican party.

Lemme see. Truman was a Democrat, but the article stipulates a 40-year span, so he's too early.

Starting in 1953, we had the Republican Eisenhower for a couple of terms.
Then there were Democrats JFK and LBJ for a combined 8 years.
After that?
5 years of Republican Nixon.
3 years of Republican Ford.
4 years of Democrat Carter.
8 years of Republican Reagan.
4 years of Republican Bush.

That gives us 28 years of Republican Presidents and 12 years of Democratic Presidents. Doesn't sound to me like an extensive domination of Democrats. Especially when you consider just how conservative the Reagan and GWBush Adminisration's years were.

I never trust, and rarely finish, an article that starts with a bare-faced lie.

Have a nice holiday weekend, all of you USofA citizens. And to the rest of the world, be careful out there, okay?

Posted by AnneZook at 01:58 PM


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