Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mechanical Issues

I want to apologize for the lengthy delay between posts and the very brief post today. The major reason for the delay is a very difficult work schedule primarily caused by our tough economic conditions. I am reminded daily just how pathetically poor the Obama/Pelosi stimulus package really is. Make no mistake about it, our government has failed us badly in this current crisis.

I also have some minor computer problems that have limited my ability to post. These will be corrected very soon. It is interesting to note that tonight's post is actually being made on an iPhone!

I have three short observations to make tonight. First, and by far the most important, is to simply note that the absolute greatest strength of our democracy was illustrated by last weeks back to back speeches by President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney. Such an open, honest, articulate debate couldn't happen anywhere else. And it was all so civil and peaceful and gentlemanly. Regardless of your position on the issues presented, it was a moment that should have made us all proud.

Second, I applaud and endorse President Obama's nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Republicans will bluster, but look for a speedy confirmation. By the way, if any of you happened to witness Rachel Maddow's silly Whiskey Sour analogy, it was spot on correct (but still silly).

Finally, President Obama's cuts in missile defense are stupid and extremely dangerous. It is moments like this that I wish Alaska Governor Sarah Palin were Vice President (or President). Not only would we have a stronger, better and more intelligent defense program, we would have had a real and effective stimulus program.


Lee said...

I disagree with an anti-constitutional, racist lawyer who feels her job is to make policy. being put on the bench. She is a left Robert Bork, this pick really says a lot about how far to the left Obama really is.

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Lee said...

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MadMike said...

You actually endorsed Sarah Palin for president of the United States? My prior suspicions have been confirmed.

Lee said...

Sarah Palin would make a much better President then Mr. Obama has.

the WIZARD, fkap said...

Mad Mike, I've gotten to know Sarah Palin much better and on a somewhat more personal basis. She is incredibly impressive as a person and as a leader. I trust her judgement and I've watched her in action in Alaska.

Put simply, don't believe any of the stupid partisan
grandstanding about any politician.

One thing I've learned for sure: I absolutely hate politics and the knee jerk reactions from both the left and the right.

the WIZARD, fkap said...

Lee, The greatness of our Supreme Court comes not from any individual judge, but from the mixture of differing backgrounds, ideas and philosophies. Sonia Sotomayor will add much to the mix on the current court.

And, while I don't mean this in a pragmatic way, Barack Obama is the President and an important part of his Executive responsibilities under the Constitution is to chose Supreme Court nominees.

Lee said...

Justice Souter's record demonstrates that he was a swing vote - sometimes the decisive fifth vote - in numerous important cases. There is therefore a genuine risk that the center-left Justice Souter could be replaced with a far-left Obama nominee.

Obama says that an important quality in a nominee is the recognition of the limits of the judicial role. Thus judges should "interpret, not make law" and approach decisions with a "commitment to impartial justice." With these words, it's curious he'd select a nominee who disagrees.

udge Sotomayor has made several public statements denouncing -- and even lightly mocking -- the idea that courts should be impartial and shouldn't engage in policymaking.

MadMike said...

Sister Sarah will be lucky to be re-elected governor. She will never be President of the United States. The vast majority of the American people possess good judgment and common sense which, of course, is why the Republicans were soundly defeated at the polls in 2006 and 2008.

Lee said...

Wiz, I would retract my comment "racist lawyer" and apologize for the misuse of this term.