Open Forum on the Mark Foley Issue

Unless you are just returning from Antarctica, you have heard of the Mark Foley page scandal. Here are some possible questions to discuss? -Is the closet to blame? -Did gay staffers and congressmen cover up his activities? –Blogactive blogger, Mike Rogers, thinks the answer is to out all closeted gay Republicans. Is this a good … Continue reading “Open Forum on the Mark Foley Issue”

Is the closet to blame for the Foley scandal?

Andrew Sullivan seems to think so. In a post about former Congressman Foley, titled the Closet, Sullivan waxes on about “what the closet does to people.” He says, “the hypocrisies it fosters, the pathologies it breeds – is brutal.” He continues: “What I do know is that the closet corrupts. The lies it requires and … Continue reading “Is the closet to blame for the Foley scandal?”

Full Text of Joint Resolution to Declare War on ISIL

This afternoon the President is slated to hold a news conference regarding the declaration against ISIL. The full text from the Senate website is below. This will debated and voted on soon according to media reports. JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the limited use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq … Continue reading “Full Text of Joint Resolution to Declare War on ISIL”

Donnie Davies 15 minutes of lame

Ok, maybe The Bible Says is going to turn out to be a parody, but it still seems pretty bizarre. I wrote Donnie Davies earlier in the day and asked: “I cannot tell if you mean your song as a parody or not. Could you please explain?” He wrote back and said No, no Sir. … Continue reading “Donnie Davies 15 minutes of lame”

Year in review – Top ten stories from 2006

As much for my own reference and recollection as anything else, I compiled this top ten list of stories from 2006. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. I am interested to hear … Continue reading “Year in review – Top ten stories from 2006”

Jennings and Shimkus? To tell or not to tell…

Two unrelated items that got me thinking. 1. Rep. John Shimkus, chair of the House Committee that oversees the Page Program has taken lots of heat over his handling of suspicious communications between Mark Foley and underage boys. The Springfield (IL) Journal-Register wrote today: “Shimkus has faced criticism from both parties for not telling the … Continue reading “Jennings and Shimkus? To tell or not to tell…”