Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the blogosphere, I'm baaaaaaack. :-)
I took a break from blogging for a while to promote the Gathering of Eagles and to do a few things. And in my absence, a few events have happened that I'll take the opportunity to weigh in on now.
- The Scooter Libby verdict. I've written a column reference the jury in the trial at my other website http://www.commonconservative.com, but let me reiterate a point I made there. I'm not sure Libby got a trial before a jury of his peers. When the jury asks for a definition of "reasonable doubt" and has to get clarification on what Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald was arguing, let's just say I'm not confident the jury has both oars in the water, if you know what I mean. And if you don't know what I mean, you may have been a juror.
- Plamemania is running wild! Valerie Plame testified before the Senate last week about her identity being "leaked" due to the Bush Administration. Of course, she was treated with the utmost respect...as she lied through her teeth. No matter how much she insists her identity was compromised by the Bush Administration as a means to retaliate against her husband Joe Wilson's report in the New York Times "debunking" the rumor of yellowcake uranium out of Niger, the fact is her identity was compromised during the 90s, thanks to Joe Wilson. I've never been convinced Plame is completely willing or cogent of what she's done so far. I believe Wilson's been the mastermind behind this whole situation. The trip to Niger (which Plame recommended Wilson for, in direct contradiction to her Senate testimony), the civil lawsuit against members of the Bush Administration, the Vanity Fair photo shoot, all of it has been at the behest of Joe Wilson. And given what I saw of Plame during her Senate testimony, I don't think she has the self respect to stand up to him. But that doesn't matter to the Senate Democrats. All they want is a dog and pony show to "get to the bottom" of Plamegate. Don't you feel better already for putting these bozos in charge?
- The Gathering of Eagles. From some accounts of those who were at the Gathering of Eagles on Saturday, the pro-America crowd outnumbered the anti-war crowd 3 to 1. Yet, what did the media focus on? The anti-war freakshow. I caught an ABC News radio news break about the event, and they actually broadcast a quote from Cindy Sheehan without so much as a mention of those who came out to protest her ilk. And reports coming from the event itself showed the anti-war folks (who love peace oh so much) pushed people around, spit at them, and hit people with their signs. The GOE folks? Peaceful and restrained, even when provoked. Yet, I guarantee if the GOE folks had been starting crap with the anti-war folks, it would be noted. But the anti-war side acting like thugs? Not even a mention. If that doesn't prove the out-of-the-mainstream media are liberally biased, I don't know what would.
- The Anna Nicole Smith freakshow. So much attention paid to someone who offered so little to so many. First, there was legal proceedings about where Smith would be buried, and that's STILL GOING ON! Then, there are the numerous people coming forward claiming to be the baby daddy of her daughter. Of course, there's the fact that the girl looks to inherit more money than she'll ever know what to do with, but not more than her daddy would know what to do with. We knew this would happen, but like a car wreck, we're craning our necks at the carnage.
- The Academy Awards. They gave Al Gore a Best Documentary Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth." I guess after giving Michael Moore the same Oscar for "Bowling for Columbine," they felt obliged to give that Oscar to overweight liars.
- The CPAC Convention. Ann Coulter makes a vague reference to John Edwards being gay, the faux left gets all upset, and people start dropping Coulter as a columnist or removing advertising from her website. As much as I dislike the word Coulter used, I can understand her position and agree with her somewhat. But, Ann, if you're reading this, it's time to stop being so shrill. You're smart enough to make your points without becoming a thin, blonde version of Rosie O'Donnell.
Well, that's pretty much it for now. My blogging will pick up again and I can tell all tens and tens of my fans are waiting in breathless anticipation. Either that or they're choking. :-)