Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 24

On Pelosi and Torture
As Nancy Pelosi continues to two-step around what she didn’t know about military torture, I’ll simply say I don’t believe her. Again, I have three questions to Congress: Who knew? When did they know? Why did they remain quiet? ….And the Republicans are correct here.

At least the previous administration is admitting making the decision, so please step down Madam Speaker.

On Continual VP Cheney Comments
Dick Cheney repeatedly talks about how the Bush Administration kept us safe after 9-11. I have one question: 9-11 was on your watch. Besides blaming the Clinton Administration, where was the protection?

On Two Suggestions for Congressional Republicans

  1. Find an issue that you desire and President Obama supports, and actively go after it. Hello – you need to show the public something positive.
  2. On the other hand, you lack credibility because you didn’t practice what you preach when you were the majority. I have a better idea for improving your image more quickly than the Boehner-McConnell method of simply saying We lost our way and we’re returning to our roots approach. Every Republican elected since 2000 should NOT seek re-election; therefore the fresh faces don’t have to carry your baggage.

On Wanda Sykes
Did the comedian cross the line with her jokes about Rush Limbaugh? Yes. Is the incident worth all the coverage? No … just like Rush. Get a life people!

On Evolution Again
In Vol. 23 (last week) I mentioned the books I’ve been reading about evolution and religion. Then Kathleen Parker provided this timely column.

On Alfred Wallace
I don’t know how many people know about Alfred Wallace. With his studies in SE Asia, he is actually Charles Darwin’s co-discover of natural selection as the mechanism of evolution. Here’s a National Geographic story on the lesser known naturalist.

On Texas
Several weeks ago Governor Rick used the ‘secession’ card. I know Texans our both a proud people and proud of their history. Seems many Republican Texans like that going on their own is a good idea. Hmmm … should we beat Texans to the punch and give them back to Mexico before they leave?
On Tasty Barbeque
Hooray! May is National Barbeque Month. I’ve got to give a shout-out to my favorite barbeque sauce – a white sauce from Big Bob Gibson (Decatur, Alabama). It serves as a great marinade too!

On Burger Grease
Everyone knows that hamburgers can be greasy. After all, burger enthusiasts love juiciness. But burger grease art? Hmmm … watch this short clip.

7 thoughts on “Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 24

  1. Nancy Pelosi – She definitely knew something but probably couldn’t change a decision already made so she just left it alone. Who could have known that the Bush administration would take torture (and so many other things) to such extremes?

    That said Pelosi is a little too left for me. I don’t think she’s an asset to the Democrats.

    Texas — Texas should go if they want to. They have asked the Fed for more bailouts than any other state in the past 20 years. How will they make it on their own? They are delusional. Let those who want to go, go.


    • Paulette,
      I’m sure Speaker Pelosi is a tough, shrewd politician, but she could have used various means to get the word out, and then the public could apply the pressure.

      Public pressure is relatively meaningless to VP Cheney, but President Bush may have reacted … then again, I did say MAY.

      At President Obama announcement this afternoon, I simply shook my head when the Speaker had to jump to the microphone at the end.

      Thanks for the thoughts!


  2. Apparently Pelosi and Obama forgot something: the CIA KILLS people… it’s in their job description. Did these two really think that these killers were going to take-one-for-the-team… when the team captain is a lying, incompetent, arrogant nebbish who has basically told them they need to kiss his ring? -please

    Obama really kicked an ant hill with his ill-advised and politically motivated release of Bush Administration memos regarding EITs.

    Let’s have a hearing and get it all out there, shall we? Then watch the rats scatter who attacked Bush for protecting the country from terrorist attack… but who clearly knew what was going on five years before we heard a peep out of them.


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  4. Wow! Truly shocking that 35% of Texans support independence from the United States. Of course, it would never happen… but still, it is amazing. Don’t Texans pride themselves, in general, on being patriotic Americans? Apparently that’s just another loudmouth Texan boast. Rick Perry’s insinuations about secession probably gave a boost to those numbers as well.



    • Chef,
      Well said … gotta wonder if the governor’s comment bumped the numbers. Would be interesting to poll on this question: Are you a Texan first or an American first?

      Thanks for the comment.


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