MrSpkr's random thoughts . . .
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I think Schumer may be engaging in wishful thinking . . .
He recently told the New Yourk Daily News that: "We're in better shape than [Republicans] are, because they don't realize that Reaganomics is dead, that the Reagan philosophy is dead," he said. "We realize that New Deal democracy, which is still our paradigm, which is sort of appeal to each group ... that doesn't work any more."
Schumer had said a bit earlier, "The old Reagan theory which dominated -- which is, 'Government is bad, it's out of touch, chop off its hands as soon as it moves.' -- is over."
I don't think that is true at all. The fact is, Congressional Republicans have not practiced Reaganism for the past several years; instead, they have engaged in the same pork barrel spending and corrupt practices for which they use to castigate the Democrats.
I still believe that a strongly conservative candidate, with a cheerful, positive message of hope can be wildly successful. Time, of course, will tell.
Monday, November 06, 2006
A local felony prosecutor (and 20 year veteran as elected District Attorney) committed suicide Sunday while law enforcement officials (and a camera crew froM NBC's Dateline program) were breaking down his door to arrest him for soliciting sex over the internet from a minor.
How does this happen? How does a public official either (a) hide his predeliction for so long or (b) suddenly develop (at age 56) a taste for young boys?
I simply do not understand.