Okay, I Give In

So far, I have studiously avoided any discussion of the circus going on in Washington DC over this poor women who has become a political football. But, I finally saw something in this story that really smelled of truth and decency.

Mr. Shiavo said something that bears repeating. Over and over again.

President Bush has indicated he will sign any federal legislation to keep Terri Schiavo alive.

Weary after an emotional visit with his wife, Schiavo said he is astonished that politicians want to interfere in such a private matter.

“Instead of worrying about my wife, who was granted her wishes by the state courts the past seven years, they should worry about the pedophiles killing young girls,” Schiavo said, referring to a local case. “Why doesn’t Congress worry about people not having health insurance? Or the budget? Let’s talk about all the children who don’t have homes.”

He said U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is leading a charge to extend Terri Schiavo’s life, is a “little slithering snake” pandering for votes.

St. Petersburg Times

And to put this in the form of a Q & A:

Q. Why doesn’t Congress worry about health insurance, the budget, or our children?

A. Because Tom DeLay is a little slithering snake.

Democrats Are Being Used

This is a hard cold fact that Democrats have trouble hearing… the Democrats and Republicans have lead together.  To-gether.  Not one and then the other, not in combat, but together.

When people say that Democrats are just as bad as Republicans, this is not just about both being equally bad… that is not the real gist of the problem.  Given a comparison, the Democrats have long been better.

The problem is the partnership, it is, exactly, a “good cop bad cop” system.  Did Carter distance the US from the Shah?

IRS Probes Politics at church

So says the Miami Herald:

The IRS has notified a Liberty City church that it is under investigation for possibly engaging in political activity — putting its tax-exempt status into question.

The probe is related to an appearance last October by Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and several black leaders, including U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

The reason for the investigation, an IRS official wrote in a 10-page letter obtained by The Herald, is that “a reasonable belief exists that Friendship Missionary Baptist Church has engaged in political activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status as a church.”

Google is removing Agence France Presse

“Google is in the process of removing French news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) from its Google News service, which aggregates links to online articles and accompanying photos from about 4500 news outlets…” MORE BELOW