JULY 26, 2007


Here is one reason Congress has accomplished next to nothing so far this session.  They are busy playing "gotcha," looking for things they can point to as failures or illegal action by the Bush Administration.  Think I am exaggerating?  Read on.  So far the current Congress has:
> submitted more than 300 executive branch investigations or inquiries
> submitted more than 400 requests for documents, interviews, or testimony
> had more than 600 oversight hearings
> required the Exexutive Branch to spend 87,000-plus hours responding to oversight requests
> and 430,000 pages of documentation have been made available to Congress for oversight

The point is that this isn't being done as part of investigations into wrongdoing.  It is being done without any allegations at all.  It is being done looking for something they CAN investigate.  Shows you what the liberals think is important when it comes to what Congress should be doing.  Not Iraq!  Not the border!  Not energy independence!  The accomplishments of the current Congress?  So far they have raised the minimum wage, renamed some Post Offices, and have been playing the gotcha game.  Nothing more!  That's it!  Sheeeesh!   http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/07/20070725-3.html
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More liberal blather.  This was already the case before they voted:  http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=aiUkVW3zCPcg&refer=politics

Danger!  Danger!:  http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=23

Employment is up:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6277558.stm

Environmental extremism is the modern equivalent of communism:  http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54784

Mayor of city in New York hires illegals to work for city.... where's the media?: http://www.thelandofthefree.net/conservativeopinion/2007/07/26/new-york-mayor-personally-hires-illegals-for-city-work-where-is-the-media/

Dems using Iraq for political gain with no concern for the war on terror or effect on the troops:  http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=11787

Legos used to explore "the inequities of private ownership.":  http://www.tcsdaily.com/Article.aspx?id=022107C

Democrats oppose protection for citizens who report "suspicious" behavior (and they lose):  http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070719/NATION/70719001/1001

Murtha sponsors $1million earmark for nonexistent organization:  http://www.corruptionchronicles.com/2007/07/milliondollar_earmark_to_nonex.html

Were deals made made between the U.S. and Mexican governments in the Justice Department’s prosecution of Campeon and Ramos?:  http://www.corruptionchronicles.com/
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4999973.html

Nothing new, same old socialist pap:  http://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/06/hillary_clintons_call_for_shar.php

Record abortions, high profits:  http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200706/CUL20070615a.html

Gasoline - profits vs taxes:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/16/AR2007051602429.html

Tabby cat trees bear:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5067912.stm

Mule gives birth:  http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_6464853

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