Monday, April 27, 2009

The Problem with Republicans

People are often right for the wrong reasons.

Ask someone in the Northern hemisphere what season is the warmest and why. You won't have to ask too many people before you hear, "Summer, because the sun is closer to the earth than in the winter." *

Kit Bond, Republican Senator from Missouri, spoke with Chris Wallace over the weekend. He's right about the absurdity of investigating--and potentially prosecuting--CIA attorneys who drafted legal memos regarding "torture" of terror detainees.

But he mentioned Sandy Berger as an example!

Sandy Berger stole and destroyed top secret documents from the national archives. He plead guilty to a misdemeanor, then was slapped with a small fine and some community service.

Because this traitor was not charged with a felony and ordered to serve time in prison is one of the reasons why Democrats shouldn't pursue cases against former Bush officials?

It is an even bigger mistake today than it was when Bush first took office in 2001, to assume that good will toward the other party will be reciprocated. But more importantly, the brazen display by Senator Bond of the "good ole boys" club mentality of politicians sickens me.

It's time Republican voters clean house.

Watch the video.

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* As a matter of fact, the earth follows an elliptical (oval) path around the sun and is closest to the sun in the month of January. This relative closeness, however, is not significant in determining the temperature we feel on earth. It is the tilt of the earth on its axis which makes the seasons. In the summer, the Northern hemisphere gets more direct sunlight, which causes it to be hotter. Perhaps a good comparison is how sunlight feels much hotter around noon than it does after the sun rises or just before it sets.

4 comments:

  1. Sorry to burst your science bubble, but the Earth is actually closet to the Sun (AKA perihelion) in January. The seasons are due to the Earth being tilted on its axis(~23.5 degrees), not its proximity to the sun.

    Other than that, well said!

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  2. duhh, I totally missed the point! :-(

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  3. Not a problem, SwissT. I think I'll add a footnote or asterisk so others don't do the same. Thanks!

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  4. My teacher said it is hotter in the summer because that's when the SUVs are out in force.

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