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Posts by steve in DC

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  • Conservative Senator Kicks Tea Party to the Curb

    06/01/2014 6:04:24 AM PDT · 22 of 122
    steve in DC to cotton1706


    That approach certainly worked for Scott Brown, in Massachusetts.

    The “tea party” activists manned the phones, canvassed the neighborhoods, got out the vote.....and he won.

    Then he kicked them to the curb, and armed with his overflowing campaign coffers, and his army of consultants.....he got thrashed by a fake Indian....while the tea partiers stayed home and watched....

  • Wendy Davis Campaign Apologizes to Greg Abbot By Smearing James O'Keefe III

    01/27/2014 6:23:48 PM PST · 12 of 23
    steve in DC to Nachum

    Mazie Bird Davis strikes again.

  • Sexism defense of Wendy Davis is attempt to give her an easier double standard (Palin Laughs)

    01/25/2014 6:43:09 PM PST · 27 of 33
    steve in DC to Kolath

    Just call her “Mazie Bird” Davis.

    Her life story reminds me of that old Dr, Seuss’ story Horton Hatches the Egg.

  • Spacecraft Sees Giant 'Hole' In the Sun (Video)(SOHO - Solar and Heliospheric Observatory)

    07/28/2013 4:56:11 PM PDT · 18 of 34
    steve in DC to NormsRevenge

    Looks like one of those Ozone Holes.

    Probably due to the over use of CFC refrigerants.

  • Flee, Save and Hide

    02/02/2013 3:55:45 PM PST · 5 of 24
    steve in DC to jeffc

    I don’t believe he folded to media pressure.

    I believe he made a financial decision.

    IMHO, the companies who pay him for endorsements (perhaps 50% of his annual income, or more) just do not appreciate controversy.

  • Santelli Rips the Keynesians: “The Answer Is Always More Money” (Video)

    01/15/2013 6:04:54 PM PST · 6 of 7
    steve in DC to Hojczyk

    When the only tool you have is a hammer....then every problem begins to look like a nail!

  • Boehner tells Obama put deal on the table, amid growing caucus discontent

    12/05/2012 6:32:32 PM PST · 36 of 48
    steve in DC to Kaslin

    Boehner’s problem is that he has been drawn into an asymmetrical battle.

    He is debating parliamentary procedure with the President. This is a losing proposition from the start!

    He needs to continuously call upon Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer for THEIR proposals and IGNORE President Nil!

    Mitch McConnell should do the same for Harry Reid.

    Put it on the table each and every day that we are beyond 4 years without Reid passing a budget.

    Barry will jump, twitch and complain....but IGNORE him! Call upon the Democrat Legislators to get about the business of the budget....

    Force President Nil to veto the result!

  • Boehner tells Obama put deal on the table, amid growing caucus discontent

    12/05/2012 5:36:11 PM PST · 22 of 48
    steve in DC to Kaslin

    Boehner’s problem is that he has been drawn into an asymmetrical battle.

    He is debating parliamentary procedure with the President. This is a losing proposition from the start!

    He needs to continuously call upon Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer for THEIR proposals and IGNORE President Nil!

    Mitch McConnell should do the same for Harry Reid.

    Put it on the table each and every day that we are beyond 4 years without Reid passing a budget.

    Barry will jump, twitch and complain....but IGNORE him! Call upon the Democrat Legislators to get about the business of the budget....

    Force President Nil to veto the result!

  • Dollar to Be 'Discarded' by World: China Rating Agency

    08/07/2011 11:36:51 AM PDT · 15 of 19
    steve in DC to jafojeffsurf

    It’s the Tea Party’s fault!


    12/24/2010 1:30:25 PM PST · 30 of 55
    steve in DC to raccoonradio
    Look again at your list and realize that he was released by the Dems to vote for those.

    In every case, these were issues where his vote was meaningless, as the issue had already been decided.

    Where his vote might be decisive....he invariably sides with the Dems.

  • Got an Email Today from Scott Brown...Ha.

    08/14/2010 8:14:31 AM PDT · 26 of 26
    steve in DC to Recovering_Democrat
    I am watching Scott Brown's votes and I am becoming concerned.

    What I believe I am seeing is a man who will vote Conservative when he can. That it to say, he will vote Conservative when he knows that the liberals will win, anyway That way, he can collect up some bona-fides when it costs the liberals nothing of value.

    Where his vote might have actually had a significant impact, such as killing that misguided Fed-Reg bill.... Well, that is precisely when he will get all bi-partisan on us.

    I guess that, all things considered, he is still better than the alternative, though....for now.

    Repeat the words "Senator Martha Coakley" to yourself, two or three times and see if you do not agree.

  • Ohio EPA Takes Comments on Rule Changes that Accommodate Federal Greenhouse Gas Rules

    08/09/2010 5:04:27 PM PDT · 4 of 11
    steve in DC to Danae
    I'm somewhat surprised to see Ohio attempting to commit economic suicide.


  • Dodd Says "Immigration Reform" on Front Burner for Democrats; Must Have "National Answer" - Video

    04/25/2010 2:39:19 PM PDT · 6 of 23
    steve in DC to Federalist Patriot
    There is a reason that the Dems have pushed Amnesty for Illegals to the front burner...

    And that reason is Arizona...

    For all of Obama's bluster about finding a DoJ solution to combat Arizona's initiative...the courts will actually have a very difficult time with this one.

    At the heart of the issue is this....Per se, is maintaining control of our borders unconstitutional? Is enforcement of our immigration laws unconstitutional?

    I know that many on the left would immediately leap to the conclusion that "Yes...yes. both of these things are, on their face, unconstitutional.".....

    But, were the courts to actually rule this way... everyone would know the logic to be pure fallacy.

    The Dems feel an overarching need to declare federal preemption over this.....and quick.... before the courts actually agree with Arizona!

  • IT Problems Put Accuracy of Census at Risk, Say Government Auditors

    03/30/2010 1:07:44 PM PDT · 33 of 42
    steve in DC to kcvl
    I am thinking that the census sucks out loud.

    If I had a $billion, I would subcontract to FedEx and UPS to do the census. These guys already go, more or less, to or past every neighborhood/home in these United States, each day.

    And they have computerized tracking systems that can collect and collate the data in nanoseconds.

    We would be DONE in less than a month and with a fairly high degree of accuracy, IMHO.

    On a separate note....The census is actively seeking to ensure that Massachusetts does not lose that congressional seat that it is otherwise destined to lose.

    See, they ask whether your college student is living at home or at school on April 1.

    Now, April 1 is after Spring Break and after Easter weekend...So, of course my child is back at college....and not to be counted as residing at home.

    And so, even though college students across this great nation may be registered to vote at their home addresses, be licensed to drive at their home addresses, file their tax returns from their home addresses, consider themselves residents of their actual home in their actual home towns....for the purposes of the census, they are counted as being residents of their colleges and Universities...

    Which brings us to Massachusetts...Just how many colleges and Universities are there in Massachusetts? And just how many students are now going to be counted as residents of Massachusetts?

    April 1 is an interesting date to pick...Could as easily have been January 1....or July 4.....

    Should I be wearing a tinfoil hat?

  • Mass. hysteria over New York Times execs' bonuses

    03/28/2010 7:44:10 AM PDT · 21 of 21
    steve in DC to bert
    "The bonuses were given for wringing out concessions from the Boston unions."

    The way the union sees it, there were some $10 milloion in concessions obtained. And some $10 million in stock bonuses were granted to Putz Sulzberger and Janet Robinson.

    They would, therefore argue that it wasn't so much bonuses for wringing out concessions, but that the bonuses WERE the concessions wrung out of the union....

  • Mass. delegation braces for GOP challenges

    01/21/2010 5:12:42 AM PST · 10 of 24
    steve in DC to GQuagmire
    Typical Boston Globe....They bury the most damaging (to their Progressive/Democrat agenda) aspect of the story at the very end...

    Bill Hudak is running against Tierney in the 6th District.

    And while, at least from a pure numbers perspective, Delahunt and Tsongass may appear more vulnerable than Tierney....those are still largely theoretical vulnerabilities.

    Give or take a few points, Coakley lost just about as big in Tierney's 6th District as she did in Delahunts. The big difference here is that Tierney already has a viable opposition candidate in place, while the GOP has yet to identify anyone who will try to unseat these others.

    Bill Hudak has some money already raised. He had started to assemble his organizationa nd support, back in the summer of 2009.

    In fact, back when no one gave him a shot and his campaign was starving for both money and support, Bill Hudak lent Scott Brown a lot of his organization, his district office and office staff for Brown's 6th District efforts, early on.

    This is a favor that Brown repaid, yesterday, with his endoresment of Hudak.

    So, where does the Globe bury the mention of Hudak and Tierney?

    Third paragraph from the bottom....

    Maybe they hope folks won't notice?

    Tierney already has a strong opponent, and his opponent is already running, even if Tierney isn't, yet....and Tierney is already seen as very vulnerable....

    Hudak already has an organization that is more than equal to Tierney's, in place.....and in the wake of Brown's win in the 6th District....it is "battle tested".

    After a few days of rest, in the wake of Scott Brown's victory (an event that much of Hudak's organization was looking at as a kind of a trial run, to identify strengths and weaknesses )....the "real" campaign begins....

    In November, expect a somber John Tierney, his staffers and his supporters to be making comments just like this:

    Lou Masiello of Salisbury, head of the Salisbury Town Democratic Committee, said, "I thought people would do the right thing, but they didn't.

    (The above quote was lifted from yesterday's Newburyport (MA) Daily News)

  • Coakley’s death penalty chameleon act unimpressive (Liberal Media turning on Coakley)

    01/13/2010 12:13:51 PM PST · 25 of 25
    steve in DC to pabianice
    "Conservative magazine reporter arrested for malicious damage after hitting railing with his face outside Coakley event"

    "You better put some ice on that."

  • Poll - Massachusetts Senate - Special Election

    01/12/2010 12:38:59 PM PST · 37 of 40
    steve in DC to Sopater

    Another poll is scheduled to be released at around 5:00pm, eastern, this evening...

    I believe it is a Rasmussen poll.

    It should give a clearer picture of the trend.

    From what I have seen.....Brown has an extraordinary appeal to any number of more “traditional” Democrat voters in the state....

    This could have repurcussions, in Massachusetts, that go well beyond this election....

  • Cadets advised on the sound of 8,800 hands clapping

    12/03/2009 5:56:05 AM PST · 9 of 25
    steve in DC to DBCJR

    I had heard the cadets’ nodding off during the speech as the onset of “food coma”...

    Which is defined as that short period of time in a cadet’s day, that comes after their full day of classes, athletics, and then evening meal, and just before their evening regimen of studies begins....

  • mysterious file

    11/30/2009 7:28:18 AM PST · 22 of 34
    steve in DC to Senator Pardek

    I think you are supposed to press “ctrl”, “alt” and “del”, twice in a row.

    That usually clears that stuff right up

  • The Folly of Unilateral Disarmament

    11/11/2009 5:34:27 AM PST · 2 of 9
    steve in DC to Leisler
    Among a totally disarmed population....

    The man with the razor blade takes over the plane and flies it into a bulding....

  • Medical marijuana is an insult to our intelligence

    10/26/2009 11:37:59 AM PDT · 42 of 84
    steve in DC to mvpel

    If marijuana had a recognizable medicinal use....Wouldn’t WalMart be selling a month’s supply for $10?

  • Obama Administration Challenges Fox Status

    10/25/2009 10:41:29 AM PDT · 4 of 20
    steve in DC to John Semmens

    What ever happened to the separation of Press and State?

  • Breaking: Structural flaw halts production of Alenia 787 sections

    08/15/2009 12:26:08 PM PDT · 17 of 17
    steve in DC to biff

    I know...I am fitting some updates onto the fleet, right now....

    Major league PITA using 1940’s technology on 21st century advanced composites....

  • Breaking: Structural flaw halts production of Alenia 787 sections

    08/14/2009 12:31:01 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    steve in DC to biff
    Rejoice! Your dream has been realized....

    The RD3 Electronic Digital Tap Hammer has arrived!

    It is still pretty much a tap test, but the striker is electronically actuated and the "listening" is recorded, digitally, so you do can get a much less subjective read-out of of the result....

    As for use of carbon, or even fiberglass, in a pressure vessel.....that is kind of old technology, too....pressure tanks, and the like are regularly filament wound. It is a pretty well matched application to the material properties.

    I understand that carbon fiber tape laying is a slightly different and bit more technologically advanced methodology than plain old filament winding....but the manufacturing princples are pretty much the same.

    If you were to step backward in time and look again....Say you had begun making aircraft out of fiber reinforced plastic materials....and the aluminum salesman showed up at your airplane factory, today, and he was peddling a material with the chrystalizaton, cyclic fatigue problems and plastic deformation characteristics of aluminum....would you be buying?

    I didn't think so...

  • Russia warns Ukraine not to interfere at navy base

    08/19/2008 4:15:47 PM PDT · 14 of 28
    steve in DC to Crimson Elephant

    Russia’s lease on that base is up in 9 more years.....

    Ukraine is already messing with the Russians, there, in terms of maintenance of certain lighthouses, etc, that are not within the Russian base, itself, but are still important to navigation in and out of the harbor....

    Ukraine is already pretty much leaning against renewal of the lease...saber rattling and overt action by Russia are simply going to seal the deal...

    If the Russians really want their Atlantic and Mediterranean fleets to have Archangel as their “warm water port”, then they simply have to stay on the course that they are currently traveling....

  • Homeowner in close "range" (CT)

    05/09/2008 11:53:02 AM PDT · 27 of 44
    steve in DC to TLI

    I am not a real expert on guns, so I have to ask this...

    Can you tell, on sight, whether a casing was from a bullet fired by an automatic weapon or a semi-automatic weapon?

    How are they validating the claim that the casings were from a machine gun?

  • Wall Street to Daily Papers: 'Drop Dead'

    01/28/2008 7:33:40 PM PST · 24 of 25
    steve in DC to Jacquerie
    Blaming one's problems on mythical forces is not healthy.

    I blame global warming...is that OK? How about if I blame George Bush?
  • Irish Slavery in America?

    01/14/2008 8:29:03 AM PST · 10 of 117
    steve in DC to cvq3842

    Please try to research the Irish workers on the C & O Canal...I seem to recall that there were a lot of “leased” slaves used on the construction of the C&O Canal, alongside a lot of Irish laborers...

    The preference was to use the Irish in the more dangerous work, since if they died, it was of no consequence...however, if a slave died, his owner was due compensation....

  • Huckabee tax plan raises eyebrows in US

    01/06/2008 2:40:31 PM PST · 104 of 190
    steve in DC to pnh102

    I recommend that you read the book!

    The premise is that embeded taxes pretty much increase everything’s cost about 15% or more, now.

    If you simply paid what something costs to manufacture, deliver and sell, plus 20%, you can do away with corporate taxes, inheritance taxes, income taxes, etc., etc., etc.

    Costs for commodities are driven downward, and incentives to save, invest, and otherwise improve the economy, are enhanced.

    Poverty line issues are pretty much eliminated, as, under th eplan, the government will “prebate” dollars to individuals the amount of tax that is imputed to be attached to the “necessities of life”, food, health care, etc.

    Rich or poor,no one will be taxed on these necessities of life....

    The really good news is that congress no longer has the power to broker special deals to special interests by using the tax code as the vehicle...

    The unspoken stumbling block is that pesky constitutional amendment....

    Heaven help us all if the feds get both a sales tax and an income tax...

  • Children? Not If You Love The Planet (Mark Steyn Looks At Enviro Wackoism Gone Wild Alert)

    12/15/2007 8:06:47 AM PST · 14 of 53
    steve in DC to goldstategop

    I have said it before....

    Those who would have this “children are bad for the planet” view of life...these are the ones who are bad for the planet.

    They serve no function, excepting their own selfish hedonistic fulfillment.

    Talk about selfish!

    It is the function of organic life forms to procreate. (Or, as the Bible encourages us “Be fruitful and multiply”)

    Fulfilling this basic, primal reason for being ((Which has also received the Seal of Approval from God, Himself), is the only reason for drawing breath.

    These chowderheads are wastes of DNA and they are not only sucking up perfectly good oxygen, they are “polluting the planet” with their self described selfish, pointless carbon emissions.....

  • "Meet the women who won't have babies--because they're not so eco friendly"

    11/23/2007 6:18:59 AM PST · 40 of 68
    steve in DC to steadfastconservative

    If you are not propagating the species, then you are really sponging up resources to no productive end.

    It is only for your personal, hedonistic pleasures that you continue to exist.

    Talk about being selfish, and being a useless drag on the ecology....

  • [I haven't recovered from this headache] Cambridge votes down scouts’ aid for Iraq GIs

    11/22/2007 1:26:00 PM PST · 28 of 35
    steve in DC to bert

    I couldn’t disagree more!

    This was an off year election....municipal offices only.

    School committee, Town Council, Mayor and the like...

    Nothing even remotely touching on a national issue. And even if there had been , it is only an emanation of a penumbra of an extension of a penumbra to presume that collecting goodies for servicemen is a political statement....

    Now, if the PTO is conducting its bake sale in the hallway of the school, where the polling is taking place, isn’t that a political statement? I mean, after all...the school committee members are being voted on and the Town Council members are being voted on. These are the people who will establish and approve the education budget....These are the folks who will decide if a Prop 2 1/2 measure will go before the voters to suopport budget increases...

    And having the PTO there, holding a bake sale, bemoaning the lack of funding for the schools....

    Now, THAT’S a political statement directly impacting the votes!!!!!

  • Appeal in RIAA case to focus on "unconstitutionally excessive" punishment [Wants ~$150, not $222K]

    10/16/2007 1:23:29 PM PDT · 13 of 24
    steve in DC to N3WBI3
    She needs to demonstrate how many times the song was downloaded from her.... whoops is she now admitting to putting files up on Kazaa?

    I disagree with you on this....

    She only has to question the basis for the extraordinary award. Then the plaintiff will have to show how many times it was downloaded....
  • Record-setting gourd wins Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off (1,524 pounds)

    10/08/2007 1:31:04 PM PDT · 18 of 79
    steve in DC to NormsRevenge


    Second place at best!

    Winner at this year’s Topsfield Fair (north of Boston)1,689 pounds.

  • Kennedy Criticized Over Chavez Link

    02/16/2007 6:10:08 PM PST · 16 of 19
    steve in DC to mgist
    This whole thing is logically problematic for me....

    Joe Kennedy is noteworthy, only because his uncle, John Kennedy, had been president.

    Now, during his term of office, John Kennedy was at loggerheads with Fidel Castro. He identified Castro as a singular threat to the peace and security of the United States. He rightly saw Castro as a communist agent provocateur in the Western Hemisphere.

    He angled, at several turns, to have Castro overthrown (Bay of Pigs), rendered politically impotent (Cuban Missile Crisis) and even assassinated (several CIA sponsored attempts).

    Today, Fidel Castro stands as a hero of this thug, Caesar Chavez. Chavez embraces, not only Castro's politics, but also Castro's destabilizing revolutionary methods.

    And Joe Kennedy is locked in a love embrace with Chavez, becoming, essentially, a Fifth Columnist acting on behalf of the Castro regime.....

    Were his uncle still alive, I somehow feel that the lionization and familial embrace of these murderous thugs (Castro and Chavez) would not be the way the Kennedy family would operate....

    But, then, once you embrace a murderer (Ted Kennedy) as the partiarch of your family, I guess the moral center is pretty much gone....
  • Castro surgery seems to have been botched: experts

    01/16/2007 6:46:09 PM PST · 97 of 175
    steve in DC to Disturbin

    He's "stable".

    Soon to become completely stable....

  • Spare Saddam, Clark Urges Bush [former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark....]

    12/27/2006 4:55:05 PM PST · 55 of 57
    steve in DC to sappy

    He may well be the Dems' keynote speaker...

    But you would have to be one dumb son of a b1tch to have him as your defense attorney!

  • Spare Saddam, Clark Urges Bush [former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark....]

    12/27/2006 8:14:39 AM PST · 36 of 57
    steve in DC to darkwing104

    Clark doesn't care about the law!

    This was an Iraqi court. This is Iraqi law! The trial was fair (at least the parts that Clark deigned to be present for didn't seem to proffer sufficient grounds for appeal).

    Justice has spoken.

    And, as a result, Clark wants the head of a foreign government to intercede? Nice try, but, I believe that we would have been just as happy to have had this guy taken out with the first smart bomb of the war...

  • Bell's alcohol level twice legal limit (No comment from Al Sharpton)

    12/23/2006 1:45:55 PM PST · 124 of 609
    steve in DC to zarf

    They made it illegal once, and the results were....disappointing

  • How can anyone remember 100,000 numbers?

    12/23/2006 7:50:49 AM PST · 35 of 92
    steve in DC to Gaffer

    No matter what you call it, this is going to look just super on somebody'e resume!

  • Problems Alleged in Execution of Crips Co-Founder

    09/16/2006 9:29:37 AM PDT · 9 of 146
    steve in DC to mcg2000

    Well,it is all idle speculation until Tookie testifies to what he either did, or did not, feel.

  • Landis Tops Lemond and Lance [Armstrong]

    07/24/2006 8:36:58 PM PDT · 19 of 29
    steve in DC to saganite
    In 21 years, three Americans have won the Tour of France a total of 11 times.

    One, a gunshot victim, one a cancer patient, and one still waiting for hip replacement surgery.

    If the French ever seriously piss us off, we can threaten to send some healthy athletes over.

  • Israel is following Monty, not Patton

    07/24/2006 7:06:28 PM PDT · 21 of 159
    steve in DC to dirtstiff

    A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. -Patton-

  • Congressman wants better data on cruise ship crime (barf alert)

    03/05/2006 7:36:39 AM PST · 15 of 71
    steve in DC to rellimpank
    Let's see if I understand this...

    A foreign flag vessel (which I understand to be, functionally, the "soil" of that foreign nation) is plying the waters from one foreign port to another foreign port.

    An American citizen falls (or is pushed) overboard, or in some other way turns up missing.

    And Congress wants there to be an "accounting" of all such incidents!

    Isn't this a bit like Congress "requiring" an incident report every time an American citizen loses his or her life in an automobile accident while in a forign country?

  • DNC Chair Howard Dean: US Troops "Don't Belong" (Promotes Retreat And Defeat Strategy For Iraq)

    12/08/2005 5:01:40 PM PST · 15 of 26
    steve in DC to digger48

    Howard Dean: Chairman of the DemoBaathist Party

  • John McCain: 'Fake News' a Fake Scandal

    12/04/2005 10:57:52 AM PST · 14 of 58
    steve in DC to mountainlyons

    And yet, we can still look up to the New York Times.

    Take comfort knowing that there is no ammount of money you could pay them to write something positive about either George Bush or the US military.

  • Bush stands by his controversial man

    08/01/2005 5:01:29 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    steve in DC to alancarp
    I just cannot believe that anyone wouldn't want the Lorax to be our UN ambassador.

    Separated at birth?

  • Two ( UCONN ) BB players under investigation

    07/14/2005 3:29:08 PM PDT · 4 of 14
    steve in DC to sushiman
    Obviously you have some sort of ax to grind, since you are both posting old "news" and then responding to yourself.

    To put your mind at ease regarding "role models" I would respectfully recommend that you google "Emeka Okafor" and see what it turns up....

    To address your "if true" speculation...the "scandal" aspects of this story have had very little staying power. It appears to be shaping up to be a college prank, and nothing more.

    Jim Calhoun still seems to feel that both Price and Williams will be in the starting lineup this fall.... and if he were facing a potentially significant problem with his back court (losing either and especially both of these kids would be a very significant issue) he might have made some mention of it in the past month or so....

  • Ben Stein -Deep Throat and Genocide

    06/01/2005 5:09:40 PM PDT · 10 of 148
    steve in DC to Former Military Chick
    Did "Deep Throat" clean up the office of the presidency with his efforts?

    He may have made certain subsequent Presidents more prone to keeping fewer records (and recordings) of Oval Office events....but if the Clinton Administration is any barometer....the operation of a criminal enterprise out of the Oval Office had actually been perfected, post Watergate,....not erradicated.

    And if this was about abuse of power in the Office of the Preidency...then, again, Nixon was a piker when stacked up against his predecessor.

    If this was about Nixon, as a person, and deposing him as President...well then, Woodward and Bernstein, hand in hand with Feldt, should take a bow....

    And then they should survey the legacy of their toppling of Nixon:

    Pressures brought to bear in Washington detracted from Nixon's ability to obtain a better peace at the end of the Kennedy/Johnson war in Southeast Asia....and the rest of the dominoes fell with the rise of the Pathet Lao and Kmeher Rouge.

    (The Plain of Jars would more than likely be remembered differently today had Nixon not been hounded from office.)

    There is no way Gerry Ford (a mere caretaker for the end of Nixon's term, but a sentimental favorite President of mine for stepping in to steer the nation through that turbulent time. He did it abely, if not well) would ever have run for President except from the office of the President....and so, Carter was ushered in as President....a man who otherwise would have been a footnote in the history books of Georgia as just one more mediocre former Governor set the stage for:

    The Islamic revolution in Iran
    The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (with its "domino effect" in the rise of the Taliban)
    The Camp David accords that were direct causation of the assasination of Anwar Sadat
    The ceding of the Panama Canal to the Chinese! (If it was only about lease payments to the Panamanian government, then why didn't we offer that, as opposed to giving control of the canal away? Only Carter could say!)

    Then there was hyper inflation and stagnant economy of the late 70's....concurrent (not necessarily for reasons of causation, although it is possibly linked) with the draw down in America's armed forces.

    ("All for the want of a nail on the shoe of a horse", as the rhyme goes....)

    And so, let us take pause to cheer these champions of America....those who were the catalysts of such earth shattering change for the worse that brought us through tumult to a time when, not tens, but hundreds of FBI files could find their way mysteriously to the office of the Preisident...and nothing is said in the press, for this is not Nixon...and to a time when criminal enterprises and purjury are commonplace in the Oval Office...but these do not "rise to the level of impeachment".

    Yes...a true man of greatmess is Mr. Feldt.

    He should rank right up there with Gavrilo Princip, in history, for all of the supposed change and good was accomplished by his famous act.