Thursday, January 11, 2007
Feinstein Butts In, Pelosi Butts Out
by John W. Lillpop
Two of the most powerful women in Washington, D.C. are moving in opposite but equally zany directions with edicts and proposed legislation that make it clear that there is an urgent need for priority management classes on Capitol Hill.
To put this discussion in perspective, consider some of the major issues facing America:
* Global war on terror and danger of new attacks on American soil;
* Disarray in Iraq and the president’s plan to send additional troops to Baghdad;
* Threat of Iran and North Korea going nuclear;
* Extremely dangerous dependence on Middle East oil;
* Lack of border security and the presence of 20 million third world criminals in the United States;
* Massive federal debt;
* Medicare and Social Security solvency problems;
* Ballooning trade deficits;
* Plummeting value of the dollar in world markets;
* Strained relations with Russia;
* Growing anti-U.S. sentiment in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela under Hugo Chavez;
* Looming retirement of the “Boomer Generation” and the economic and social implications attendant thereto.
With all of these crucial issues facing them, one would assume that our elected representatives would concern themselves only with matters of utmost national relevance.
But the two women in question, Senator Feinstein and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats from California, have somehow managed to squeeze in some non-essential business.
Speaker Pelosi decided that smoking in the ornate Speaker's Lobby just off the House floor was of such gravity that the personal intervention of the first female speaker in U.S. history was required.
Ignoring the fact that smokers are among the most abused minorities on the planet, Pelosi decided that diversity and tolerance do not extend to those addicted to nicotine, so Her Ladyship turned out the smoking lamp at the U.S. House forever. Go Here
While Pelosi was snuffing out butts at the U.S. House, Comrade Feinstein was working in the U.S. Senate to make law that would allow the federal government to butt into the business and interests of the San Francisco 49ers football team.
Feinstein introduced a bill that would essentially keep the 49ers from doing business in the venue of their choosing, thereby forcing the team to remain in San Francisco. Go here
All things considered, perhaps America is better off when these two out-of touch liberals are consumed with cigarette butts and pro football, rather than issues of vital national interest!
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal, "clean and sober" since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are considered reasonable!