Quick Hits For June 30, 2005
— There has been a lot of hang wringing and even “draft talk” on the left inspired by the army’s low recruitment numbers this year. However, not only did the Amry exceed their recruiting numbers in June, they’re only 14% behind for the year. Granted, we’ve had to up recruitment incentives and add more recruiters to get the numbers up, but it sure doesn’t sound like any sort of crisis.
— During a debate last year, I said: “There isn’t going to be a draft and anyone who tells you otherwise is either ignorant or dishonest.” So, all you liberals who were claiming a draft was right around the corner during the 2004 election cycle — and there were a lot of you — are you “ignorant or dishonest?”
— If you want to see a ground breaking blog, check out why are you worshipping the ground I blog on which features a hot Asian girl posting lots of pics of herself, talking about what she did today, and tossing out a little Wonkette style potty talk for good measure. The first time I ever went to her blog, I was there for 10 minutes, bookmarked it, and then started going through the archives before I even thought about what I was doing. That page is pure digital hypno-candy.
— Currently I’m reading Ann Coulter’s “High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton” as a warm-up for Ed Klein’s “The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President.” As I was reading Coulter’s book tonight, I thought about Newt Gingrich, who is not considered a top notch candidate by most Republicans in 2008 largely because he has “too much baggage.” Well, Newt does have a lot of baggage, but quite frankly, he looks like an altar boy compared to Hillary. So think about that, consider the multitude of sleazy scandals the Clintons have been involved in, and ask yourself if Hillary is really going to be as tough as people think in 2008.
— VH1 is plugging a Hulk Hogan reality show all over the blogosphere, but they didn’t advertise on RWN. And I’m one of the few bloggers who actually likes, watches, and occasionally blogs about wrestling. Where’s the love, VH1, where’s the love?
— North Carolina Congressman Robin Hayes is saying definitively that Saddam was part of the 9/11 plot: “Saddam Hussein and people like him were very much involved in 9-11.” It goes without saying that the evidence presented to the public DOES NOT support that conclusion. Unfortunately, from what I’ve seen of Robin Hayes here in my home state, I’m not surprised to see him popping off. He may be a nice, conservative pol, but his mouth is way too big for his own good.
— It was totally inappropriate for Congressman Tom Davis (R-Va) to suggest that there might be retaliation against pro-baseball if they allow George Soros to become an owner. Davis came across like an arrogant buffoon who had no qualms about abusing his power to hurt his political enemies. Americans deserve better than that sort of behavior from our Congressmen.
— Since the SCOTUS ran rampant over the 5th Amendment with the Kelo decision, I think it’s a good time to once again suggest that we combine two of my favorite things: horror movies and the Founding Fathers. Imagine a deserted street and a cackling land developer who has just taken some poor lady’s house — then, a zombie version of George Washington corners him in an ally, grabs an ax and says: “I cannot tell a lie, I’m about to kill you” and then chops him down like a cherry tree. Now that would be the start of a fun, educational (OK, not really) horror flick that could draw in some eyeballs if it were done right.
— Wouldn’t Janice Rogers Brown be a great candidate to fill a Supreme Court vacancy? She’s well qualified, she believes in a dead Constitution, and she’d be the first black woman ever elected to the SCOTUS. Moreover, since she was already confirmed this month — 56 to 43 — as part of the “lame gang of 7 deal” that the MSM went gaga over, the Democrats will look incredibly hypocritical if they try to filibuster her nomination and they will infuriate their base if they don’t. Plus, a filibuster of Brown would give wimps like DeWine and Lindsey Graham — who both seem to have had some second thoughts — the perfect excuse to vote for the nuclear option and end these judicial filibusters once and for all.