"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Friday, July 25th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 3:01:39, Jul 22nd 2014 - Don K. - My medical premium will go up significantly next year under Obama care. Thi ... [Read More]
- 8:44:09, Jul 20th 2014 - @ new resident - Wykoff has a summer softball league for youths ages 5-18 and they ha ... [Read More]
- 11:28:08, Jul 18th 2014 - Go kaase! - Tom I hope you get elected as sheriff! Although you have worked in roche ... [Read More]
- 3:14:00, Jul 18th 2014 - SV citizen - I have concern that there would be a conflict of interest with Kaase bei ... [Read More]
- 1:22:00, Jul 18th 2014 - Bear - Obama care isnt the answer. Sure Mr. Grehl some people in Minnesota have medi ... [Read More]
- 9:13:08, Jul 18th 2014 - KingslandGrad95 - what?-even though smoking marijuana is illegal, unless the amount o ... [Read More]
- 6:52:38, Jul 17th 2014 - Kaase for Sheriff - First of all I think that both candidates have great ideas. But i ... [Read More]
- 4:13:24, Jul 16th 2014 - Two dogs - Why would Mr. Kaase want to take a pay cut of $30,000 dollar a year plus t ... [Read More]
- 9:57:55, Jul 16th 2014 - Kaase got my voteđź‘Ť - With this interview kaase got my vote! We need change in the ... [Read More]
- 6:54:19, Jul 16th 2014 - what? - The school on 1st ave pushes there snow onto the street. And NO ONE in harmon ... [Read More]
Fri, Nov 4th, 2005
Posted in Commentary
Posted in Commentary
President George Bush did the only sensible thing he could do in the aftermath of the latest debacle to hit his administration, he nominated Samuel Alito to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court. What better way to steal the front page news away from Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s loose lips sinks ships indictment than to nominate a conservative judge to the highest judicial body in the land. Now the news will be full of Senate infighting over whether Alito is an impartial call-it-as-I-see-it judicial nominee or an acceptable anti-abortion ideologue for the conservative right.
Alito’s nomination came four days after Bush withdrew Harriet Mier’s name as a nominee, and only two days after Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald charged Libby, Chief of Staff to the Vice-President, with making false statements to a grand jury, perjury and obstruction of justice. The nation now pretty well knows as fact that the move to invade Iraq was a conjuring job done in Vice-President Dick Cheney’s office and that every effort was made to discount opposition to the war, apparently including outing CIA agents when their husbands speak out of turn against the administration’s reasoning for invading Iraq. If Bush II wants to restore public trust, he can begin by naming a special prosecutor to look into whether the Vice-President’s office knowingly misled the American public on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Moxie •Speaking of which: finally the Democrats found some moxie, forcing the Senate on Tuesday into closed session to ask whether the administration corked the intelligence about Saddam and WMDs that led us into Iraq. Vietnam cover-up •It is interesting to note that 40 years after the event, a 2001 National Security Agency study has concluded that communications intercepted in the Gulf of Tonkin incident that led to the Vietnam War were mis-translated and the error purposefully covered up so that it appeared that the North Vietnamese had attacked two destroyers on August 4, 1964. It is also interesting that this information is considered secret, too sensitive for the public’s ears. Ethics •It seems ironic now that President Bush was elected a year ago on moral values. A Washington Post - ABC News poll on October 30 showed that 64 percent of Americans rate the president’s handling of ethics in government as fair or poor. Moral Values •Speaking of moral values: Congress paying homage to Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks by having her coffin lie in state at the Capital was a noble thing for America. She was a true patriot by any 1776 revolutionary definition. But ironically there are very few in Congress who could carry Parks’ lunchbox when it comes to courage and standing up for what is right and principled. A day after Parks was buried in Detroit, the Republican controlled Congress was celebrating the cutting of food stamps and Medicaid for the poor as a victory in curtailing government spending. It seems to me that government should first be measured by how it treats its children, its elderly and its poor.