Gay* Thursday 3/30
Today's Gay* Thursday is not really all that gay.* First, I have no really happy stories, though this one is colorful.
Cynthia McKinney, forever the victim of racist attacks and wearer of very bright clothes, had a run in with a House police officer. This is standard conduct for her. Her conspiracy theories, including being one of the first Congresspersons to openly admit a belief that President Bush had prior knowledge of 9/11, would be humorous if it weren't so scary that her district, adjacent to my own, will vote for her no matter what.
The one term Ms. McKinney missed was because another black liberal ran against her in a Democratic primary, and all the conservatives in the district voted (along with some black liberals) for her opponent in the primary. [Her opponent then, apparently believing she was going to lose to Cynthia the next time, ran for Senate and lost badly.] Her father, a former state legislator, is also famous in these parts for blaming that loss on the Jooos and once pulling a knife on another legislator.
The issues: (1) She was bypassing security. (2) She was not wearing her lapel pin that makes identification of House members easier for security. (3) She recently changed her hair style and has, I was told by Boortz, "put some junk in the trunk." Compare older top picture with more recent picture below. (4) She was not entering her own office building, but a different House office building, for a meeting.
Under the circumstances, I would expect the officers to know her. She is a trouble maker and it is good for the police to know the trouble makers.
Humor Item For The Day:
Indiana is finally joining Daylight Savings Time. Purdue computer people fear the next Y2K.
But IT staff at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, fear the change will create complications galore.
"This is like Y2K except this one is really happening," said university IT spokesman Steve Tally.
Maybe Brad can help.
The Economy Is Great -- Just Admit It.
The Left cannot admit a great economy. When the economy boomed under Clinton (as it had been doing pretty much uninterupted, barring a short time after Gulf War I, since 1983), conservatives didn't deny it. They just credited the policies of President Reagan that continued to reap benefits.
The Left cannot do it. I have watched speakers refer, matter of factly without citing any supporting statistic of any kind, that President Bush has killed the economy, the middle class, etc. There is not evidence of it.
Chris Matthews calls our economy "not terrible." We have 4.8 percent unemployment and 17 straight quarters of positive economic growth. Well, I guess "not terrible" is a true statement.
Even Blue Voter Meccas like NYC are seeing a 5 year low in unemployment.
Tax cuts, one of the few conservative adgendas on the Bush platform, worked. If only we could quit spending so much money on programs we nearly had eliminated under the Clinton economic boom.
Dumbass Quote of the Day:
"I was treated well, but I don't know why I was kidnapped." Yeah, other than that whole shooting of your bodyguard, kidnapping you and keeping you for 3 months while releasing video threats of the intent to kill you, you were treated just peachy.