Saturday, March 04, 2006

Linkin' Blogs: Delaware

Most blogs link to those who offer similar opinions. But this being Delaware, bloggers on the left and right have begun linking to blogs on both sides of the political spectrum. It's high time I joined in.
Hube (previously of Hube's Cube) and company have been publishing The Colossus of Rhodey since last July. Hube is a teacher and offers thoughtful commentary, particularly about education, such as the Indian River School Board's decision to back away from a settlement on the issue of Christian prayer at public school events. Check out the little cowbell thing on the site.
Paul Smith, Jr. offers a conservative Catholic perspective on events. He liberally (sorry) salts his own comments with regular helpings of what he calls Quote-a-palooza, such as this on the oddly persistent rumors that Dick Cheney could step down:
For some reason the Left has become convinced Cheney will leave soon, if they concentrate hard enough. It's the modern-day version of the hippies levitating the Pentagon." —James Lileks
Delathought is a conservative blogger who is willing to criticize (and compliment) Republicans and Democrats. A recent post, "I've lost my religion on George W. Bush," expresses his disappointment with the president, though not for reasons I would cite. For instance, he's disappointed that Bush didn't push harder on Social Security.
All of the above link to liberal blogs, just as Delaware Watch and Delawareliberal link to conservative blogs.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware of conservatives who are finally distancing themselves from Bush. Remember, they are the glassy-eyed Kool-Aid drinkers who got us into this mess. Sure it's great they are finally willing to dump Bush, but their reasons are usually:

1. Bush isn't conservative enough

2. Bush is no longer politically capable of implementing the conservative agenda.

But don't mistake this criticism for agreement, because they still don't see the Democratic critism, which is:

3. Bush is a tool of the rich and big business, especially oil, and will squander the nation's treasure and good name to help his friends, and will pander to good American values to attain and keep power.

1:04 PM, March 04, 2006  
Blogger jason said...

I think Hube is (by and large) a decent guy. However, like many wingnuts, he tends to confuse cause and effect. Here is a good example:

(M)ost Democratic criticism is: "Disagree with everything Bush says/does." Period.

As an American first and a Democrat second, I don't conclude that Bush is a criminal because I don't like him.

Rather - I don't like Bush because the facts show that he is a criminal.

Big difference.

9:02 AM, March 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to go off topic, but losing Al's blog on County topics hurts. Does this set of facts sound like something we may have heard of in DE?:

Convicted Wis. Lawmaker to Step Down

Associated Press Writer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A former speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, convicted of using state workers as campaign operatives on the taxpayer's dime and now facing up to 15 years in prison for it, announced Monday he would resign his office next week.

A jury convicted state Rep. Scott Jensen on Saturday of three felony misconduct counts and a misdemeanor for using state workers to run Assembly Republican campaigns on state time and with state resources.

Under state statutes, a convicted felon can't serve in the state Legislature. Jensen would officially lose his seat when he is sentenced, although that date hasn't been set yet.

Jensen, a Republican from Waukesha, said Monday he would step down March 21. He remains free on bond until sentencing.


"I have always believed that public service is a noble calling. Each day I served in the Assembly confirmed my belief. I am confident my constituents will send to the Assembly another representative who hears that call," Jensen said in a statement.

Jensen, 45, was once one of Wisconsin's most powerful lawmakers and had an eye on the governor's office. But in 2002, he was one of five lawmakers charged in a secret investigation into Capitol corruption. He stepped down from the speaker's post he had held since 1997 but continued to serve in the Assembly.

The investigation was sparked by reports in the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper alleging that state workers were campaigning on state time with state equipment. Jensen was the only one to stand trial; the others - two Republicans and two Democrats - reached plea deals.

5:23 PM, March 13, 2006  

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