Author: Michael M. Bates


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October 26, 2006

Hillary stuck between Barack and a hard place

Filed under: The Democrats - 26 Oct 2006

Mrs. Clinton is not a sympathetic figure. Although there may still be a residue of public empathy because of her husband’s bad behavior, many people view her as an enabler, aware of his philandering from the start. As …

October 19, 2006

What a Democratic Victory Will Mean

Media analysts and other deep thinkers are touting polls that point to a Democratic sweep next month. Democrats have progressed from thinking in terms of what if to when.

October 12, 2006

A Forgiveness That’s Out of this World

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 12 Oct 2006

The ability to forgive and forget has never been a strong suit of mine. It’s been said with some justification that I suffer from Irish Alzheimer’s: Forgetting everything but the grudges.

October 5, 2006

Congress gave tacit OK to page abuse

Excerpts from the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct report are enough to turn your stomach. “The page testified that . . . (the Congressman) invited him to travel abroad during the August recess.”

October 1, 2006

Death By Chocolate, At Taxpayer Expense

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) gets over $300 million a year from you and me, purportedly to provide legal assistance to the poor. This is done through grants given to about 140 local programs throughout the country.

September 27, 2006

How mMch Good Will Have We Squandered?

The word of the month is squander. As in, we have squandered all the good will the United States enjoyed after the 9/11 attacks.

September 14, 2006

OK, Buster, Get In That La-Z-Boy

Richard Durbin should be relieved. Last year the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat compared U.S. treatment of an accused al Qaeda terrorist to that accorded to prisoners in the Soviet gulags, the Nazi concentration camps and Pol Pot’s killing fields. …

September 7, 2006

It Must Be A Conspiracy

Filed under: Featured Conservative,War On Terror - 07 Sep 2006

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, there’s a collective sigh of relief that, at least so far, we’ve avoided a repeat of that tragic day. Some will attribute this muted victory to efforts by the U.S. government. A …

September 1, 2006

The State Of The Unions, 2006

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 01 Sep 2006

Especially around Labor Day, union leaders like to act as though they speak for all workers. The truth is they don’t even speak for all members of their unions.

August 25, 2006

Hillary may have to hide her brothers

Billy Carter, registered foreign agent of the Libyan government and brother of President Jimmy, urinated in public at the Atlanta airport. Sam Houston Johnson, alcoholic and brother of President Lyndon, claimed he was virtually a hostage in the White …

August 17, 2006

Summertime and the politicos are prowling

Filed under: Politics In General - 17 Aug 2006

Presidential campaigns keep getting longer. They now begin while arguments about who in fact won the last election are still raging. At least a dozen wannabes troll in Iowa this month. Some, such as Republicans Sam Brownback …

August 9, 2006

Democrats Head For Déjà Vu All Over Again

Joe Lieberman is a Democrat through and through. Three terms in the Senate have yielded a voting record that in some respects is as liberal as that of Teddy Kennedy. Mr. Lieberman was his party’s vice presidential nominee …

August 3, 2006

So many sensitivities, so little time

Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who wants to be president, made a big mistake the other day. No, I’m not referring to his use of the term “tar baby” in front of Iowa Republicans last weekend. I’m referring to …

July 26, 2006

She’s Ready For Her Close-Up Now

Mrs. Clinton recently coughed up $3,000 in campaign funds for a hairstylist and a comparable amount for a makeup artist, according to the New York Post. One can only tremble at what the outcome would have been had she …

July 21, 2006

Bring Back Literacy Tests

Arizonans will have a chance in November to approve a proposal that would award a cool million dollars to one voter, chosen by lottery, after each general election. The idea is to encourage civic participation. The idea …

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