Has Congress Lost its Mind?

I recently wrote about the lack of production from the U.S. Congress; and what do we have now? First we have public hearings on baseball players who use steroids. Now they are getting involved in a personal decision over the fate of a loved one. Are they completely out of their minds? They think their job is to interfere with the choice of the husband, to remove a feeding tube from a women, who has been in a permanent vegetative state for 15 years! You heard me right permanent, not ââÅpersistentââ?. After one year the proper term is permanent. Nobody has ever come back to a cognitive state from a permanent vegetative state. Oh wait! Bill Frist talked to some unknown neurologist who supposedly told him that with proper rehabilitation she could improve. Improve to what level? What does this mean? Since no one has ever become a functioning person that has been in this state, how can improve have any meaning?

These decisions are very emotional and very personal. The courts have heard all the evidence and said the husband has the right to remove the feeding tube. Despite what you may have heard or think she will feel no pain. She has no feeling of hunger or thirst. I know this because my wife use to be a hospice Nurse and she explained it to me. The husband said this was her wish and we just have to take his word for it.

The Congress cannot handle fixing SSI, Medicare, Judge Appointments, cutting the budget, and any number of other important matters that are their direct responsibility; but for this they drop everything. For this they are even going to call congressmen back from recess! This is a state and legal matter and the congress should stay out of it. Talk about a ââÅbig brotherââ? situation. The Republicans were the ones who made this their issue, and I think they have committed political suicide! What were they thinking?

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Phillidelphia’s Answer to Violence

Well, here we go again. In the wake of the massive failure of Washington D.C.’s gun ban, Philly now wants the right to pass its own gun control laws; as it’s answer to rising violent crime.

When will people learn that criminals do not follow laws? It is just common sense. Gun control laws only disarm honest citizens that will comply with the law. So to put it in plain terms gun control laws disarm the victims. The police cannot protect you. Even “if” they can respond in less then 10 minutes, it is too late. The crime is over. Unless every person gets his or her personal police person to follow them around and live in their house, you have to protect yourself. That is reality folks. Utopia does not exist and never will. There will always be those who will take advantage of those that are weaker. Whether it is because they are armed and your not, or they have numbers and you don’t or that youâââre just smaller and physically weaker. So when you disarm the private citizen you create a victim. A Gun is a tool and rightly called the great equalizer. It does not kill anyone without the aid of a human hand. A 100 pound women armed with a gun can stop a 250 pound rapist and an elderly person can stop themselves from being brutalized by anyone. Do we really want to disarm those people?

Is Congress Producing?

Is Congress producing for the American People? Thus far the only substantive Bill that might come out of Congress is the Bankruptcy Bill 8 years in the making. What are we paying these people to do? To provide Something for the news to talk about? If you or I produced this way for our employers we would be fired. We need to call and write them and tell them to start getting something done. The republican’s control the Congress; so they need to start acting like they control it. They seem to be behaving like they don’t know how to be the majority party. Are they worried about the Democrats calling them bullies? Please, they are going to whine no matter what they do or don’t do. The Country put you in charge; so take charge.

Barbera Boxer Tips hand

That is right folks! Boxer gives away the truth. She, and the Dem’s, don’t think such important positions making 200,000.00/yr, judicial appointees, should be decided just by a regular vote. She thinks it should require a “super vote”. This is justifying the “gentlemen’s” filibuster that the Dem’s have been using for years now; since being tossed into the minority. That is right folks! All nominations should now require a 60 Senatorial vote to be approved! No longer is a simple majority vote good enough for the Demâââs. The jig is up, and the word is getting out. The rules should now all change because the Dem’s are no longer in power.

As stated:

Why would we give lifetime appointments to people who earn up to $200,000 a year, with absolutely a great retirement system, and all the things all Americans wish for, with absolutely no check and balance except that one confirmation vote. So we’re saying we think you ought to get nine votes over the 51 required. That isn’t too much to ask for such a super important position. There ought to be a super vote. Don’t you think so? It’s the only check and balance on these people. They’re in for life. They don’t stand for election like we do, which is scary.

It seemed fine when they were in control; didn’t it? I say bring on the “nuclear option.” I say enough of the minority party trying to control congress. The voters have spoken.

Iran’s ‘desert vampire’ executed

From the news…

An Iranian serial killer who murdered at least 20 children has been executed in front a large crowd of spectators.

Mohammad Bijeh, 24, dubbed “the Tehran desert vampire” by Iran’s press, was flogged 100 times before being hanged to Death.

Spectators watching the flogging, held back by barbed wire and about 100 police officers, chanted “harder, harder” as judicial officials took turns to flog Bijeh’s bare back before his hanging.

The crimes of Mohammed Bijeh and his accomplice Ali Baghi reportedly tricked children to go with them into the desert south of Tehran by saying they were going to hunt animals. They then poisoned or knocked their victims out, sexually abused them and buried them in shallow graves. They were found guilty of the murders of between 19 and 22 people, but local people believe the toll to be higher.

Baghi has been given a 15 year prison term.

There has been such an outcry from people about this execution. What is so cruel and horrible about it? He is a child molester and a mass murderer. It seems a fitting end to me. Imagine the suffering of the families of those children. The futures that were stolen. Is it a bit barbaric and uncivilized? Maybe it is, but it is also justice served.