Friday, July 22, 2005

Byrd of a Different Feather

Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat from the Great State of West Virginia, is vociferously and enthusiastically endorsing the President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts.

My new best friend has this to say:

"One's life is probably in no greater danger in the jungles of deepest Africa than in the jungles of America's large cities."

"In my judgment, much of the problem has been brought about by the mollycoddling of criminals by some of the liberal judges who have been placed on the nation's courts in recent years."

"The high court's share of the responsibility for our increasing lawlessness lies in two areas -- its zeal for bringing about precipitous social change, and its overconcern for the rights of criminals and its underconcern for the rights and safety of society," he writes.

"I urged President Nixon to appoint conservative jurists to the court...I said that such a return to a conservative philosophy would be 'the greatest single service President Nixon could perform for his country.' ... the court had hurt the United States with its rulings on school prayer and in criminal cases, and had given aid and comfort to subversives by refusing to bar communists from schools and defense plants."

Sometimes he sounds like a nut; sometimes he sounds downright sane. Of course, Sen Byrd is up for re-election and his Republican opponent, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, is only three points behind Byrd in the polls and that represents a statistical deadhead. But, who cares! Bobby supports the President's pick.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Update: Jorge Estrada - An American Hero

Jorge (right) shows off perfect 20/20 score in Iraq

About a month ago, I wrote a post concerning the murder of Specialist Jorge Estrada, who was home on leave from Iraq to be with his wife during the birth of their child. His widow and daughters are doing as well as can be expected after the stupid murder of Jorge.

Stacey Torres, has written to inform me that the scumbag bastard murderer, Fabian Cayetano Urrea (19 yrs old), has escaped to Mexico. So long as this bastard remains in Mexico, the bastion of thugs, bandits, and no-goodniks, he will live out his life in relative peace. No police investigation. No manhunt by the Federales. No questions asked.

With the continued one-sided law enforcement practiced by the sovereign nation of Mexico, we will never bring the bastard to justice. Vicente Fox, President of Mexico, will no doubt be asked to return Urrea to the US for trial. He will refuse because the death penalty will likely be a sentencing option. As Fox has done before, Urrea will be used as a bargaining chip for the further security erosion of the US border. Perhaps the Justice Dept. will also use Urrea as a bargaining chip by telling Fox that without the return of Urrea and other wanted felons, we will clamp down on the Mexican border traffic.

My bet is the bastard, Urrea, will remain in Mexico without interference. The only chance of apprehension will be when he attempts to visit his daughters in the US. A demand for visitation with the daughters and the refusal of the demand was apparently the reason for the murder. Reason or no, Urrea needs to be returned, tried, and sentenced appropriately.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

It's a Wonderful Life; No, It Isn't

Sometimes, I just get tired of it all. Continuing with the march of news and notable events, I just get tired of the constant debate and argument.

Karl Rove committed a crime; Karl Rove didn't commit a crime. What crime did Karl Rove commit or not commit? Outing a CIA employee who, at one time many years ago, may have been a secret agent. All of Val's friends knew she was a spook equally adept with an AK-47 and a spatula. She can bake the cookie and shoot it out of the hand of the 7 year old kid who didn't ask first. A regular Stepford wife/Annie Oakley/Matta Hari/ straight razor totin' kinda woman.

Democracy in Iraq and any other Muslim country is possible; no, it isn't, Islam is intrinsically anti-democratic. Early Islam was very democratic. Upon his deathbed, Muhammad was asked who should succeed him. Soto voce, he replied, "Let the people decide." But, the culture is so machismo oriented that democracy isn't going to work, so we shouldn't even try. Who are WE, the people, to tell the rest of the world how to run their own lives and countries? Who are WE, the people, to decide how to conduct our lives as we see fit without governmental or religious interference?

China wants to buy Unical (oil refining) and Maytag (washing machine manufacturer.) Deals like this would make America and China more dependent upon one another; possibilities of conflict and war are lessened. Do WE, the people, really want our energy security in the hands of a hostile nation? Do WE, the people, truly believe the Chinese should be involved in the laundry business?

Last night, President Bush nominated Judge John Roberts to be the 109th member of the United States Supreme Court. Immediately, and I mean right now, the other side were criticizing the nominee as this, that, and the other thing; condemning him for this, that, and the other thing; claiming anyone would be a better candidate because of this, that and the other thing. All the while asking the whispered question, "Who the hell is John Roberts?"

Sometimes, it all gets ever so tiresome. Now I understand, "One of these the moon, Alice, to the moon!"

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.