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Good week

January 24, 2010

Wow, what a week! I might be old enough to be Halle Berry’s father (doggone it), but never in all my years have I seen conservative principles so thoroughly vindicated in so many dramatic ways in such a short period of time.

This past week was a good week to be a conservative.

It started on Tuesday when Republican Scott Brown, after telling Massachusetts voters that he is against healthcare legislation and gay marriage, in favor of lower taxes and water boarding, and doesn’t want Gitmo closed or criminal trials for terrorists, won the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy.

He didn’t just win in a state that has three times as many registered Democrats as registered Republicans, and he didn’t just win in Ted Kennedy’s home state, he won in Ted Kennedy’s home town.

That’s right: Barnstable, Massachusetts, voted 12,331 to 7,543 for the Republican. (Even Kennedy’s home precinct voted 656 to 504 for the Republican.)

What’s next? Lambs and wolves bunking together? Polar bears basking in the sun on a Florida beach? Dick Murtha turning down a bribe?

The Massachusetts senate election would make for a pretty good week by itself, given what Obama and congressional Democrats have been doing for the past year, but by golly the good news was just starting.

On Wednesday, while conservatives were still celebrating Tuesday’s election, the United Nations admitted that its previous statements about Himalayan glaciers melting by 2035 were… hmm, how to say this politely? It’s not exactly correct that the UN admitted they were lying through their anti-American, pro-communist, graft-swollen, agenda-driven, dishonest little pie-holes. Not exactly.

But close.

Turns out the Himalayan glaciers might melt sometime around, oh, never. Given that Himalayan glaciers are hundreds of feet thick and are melting only a few inches per year if they’re melting at all, simple arithmetic should have sounded a warning to anybody with half a brain.

Trouble is, half a brain is hard to come by at the United Nations. When Hannibal Lecter was in New York he stopped at the UN Building for lunch and left hungry… so they say.

If you’re keeping score, there was a shot through the heart of Obamacare on Tuesday, followed by a shot through the heart of Global Warming on Wednesday.

For conservatives still hungry for good news, Thursday brought a three-course feast. The Supreme Court overturned McCain-Feingold restrictions on free speech, Air America announced they were declaring bankruptcy and shutting down, and finally, for dessert, there was the delightful little morsel of John Edwards admitting that he fathered a child with his mistress while he was running for president and while his wife was battling a relapse of life-threatening cancer.

Everybody already knew that, so I’m not sure why John felt obligated to make an announcement. Maybe his wife finally had a good day and he resented it. Maybe he just felt lonely and wanted some attention. This brings up a question: when a man is no longer an elected official, and no longer doing anything noteworthy, why do journalists show up for his announcements? Shouldn’t there be a definition of “news” that eliminates ex-presidential-candidate horndogs?

As for Air America, it might seem harsh to applaud the failure of an information network, even if their information was generally wrong and their reasoning illogical and their morals questionable and their… oh hell, Air America sucked and the ratings proved it. Not even liberals could stand to listen for long, apparently, and once you’ve heard an Air America talk show host call the Bush daughters “sluts” a few times, you can’t help feeling that the world would be better off without these creeps having access to the airwaves.

It would be nice to think that political discussion can rise above that kind of depravity. It would also be nice if one of those creeps hadn’t graduated to the U.S. Senate, but that’s sewage through the drainpipe now. Hopefully Minnesota learns something from what happened in Massachusetts and corrects their mistake first chance they get.

Mr. Brown goes to Washington, the UN admits that it lied about Global Warming, free speech is restored by the Supreme Court, Air America goes kaput, and a Democrat presidential contender confesses that he’s a sleazebag… and then I go to church this morning and one of the hymns is “How Great Thou Art.”

Is there any church song more fun to belt out than “How Great Thou Art?”

What a week!

From Reno, Nevada, USA

January 31, 2010 - Sorry my message was so brief. I thought Pelosi's comment on pole vaulting and parachute in to get her own way was really juvenile. Why doesn't she get it yet? Now we want a miracle to get rid of Burris and Durbin. I am surrounded by uninformed democrats. I listen to almost all conservatives on radio and tv. Mark Levin is interesting. I should get his books. Loved the comment from Samantha, she has a great teacher. - Lea, Illinois

January 30, 2010 - Hi J.P.: That was a good week. they are going to pole vault in. - Lea, Illinois
J.P. replies: I'm not sure what you mean, Lea, but I'm guessing that you mean the Democrats will try to pass their healthcare legislation by ulterior means in spite of the message delivered by the Massachusetts election. I almost wish they would – the repercussions for their party would be a mass replacement of Democrats in November.

January 25, 2010 - America needed that election. Everyday people are once again feeling like they have a say in politics, and we're all talking about this which is great! - Samantha, Michigan

January 24, 2010 - J.P., with respect to John E., it is my understanding he may have made a deal to keep from being prosecuted for misuse of campaign funds, IF he made this announcement. According to Fox, this is sometimes done to avoid investigation and prosecution. - Dick N., Illinois

January 24, 2010 - It was a great day for all Americans last Tuesday when Americans stood up and said "we are sending someone to DC that wants to represent the people of the state of MA." Not the elite of the world which Mr. Kennedy represented. Hopefully people in all states will take a lesson and seek out those individuals who will go and represent all the people in their state to do what is best for all Americans... not just carry a tag of Republican or Democrat. - Dick N., Illinois

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