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  • Kyl Blocks New START, But Just Long Enough To Actually Read It

    Posted on November 20th, 2010 phpguru No comments

    Liberals are notorious for reacting with emotion from the moral high ground. Conservatives, on the other hand, tend to be more logical in their approach. This is a frequent topic on talk radio. The onslaught of hatred and virility in the blogosphere directed at Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is a prime example. The Arizona Senator recently decided to withdraw his support for the START treaty Obama signed with Russia back in April, which means that it may not be ratified during the lame duck session. With a Republican congress heading to D.C. in January, it also means that there’s a chance New START might never be ratified. Editor: It most likely will, just not during the Lame Duck session.

    Now, I think we can all agree that the world has too many nuclear bombs. But contrary to an overwhelming amount of negative criticism from all the Left and even some of the right, if you dig deep enough into the story, you’ll find that Mr. Kyl is simply pointing out the lack of some wording in the documents, and recommending more time to discuss it. It’s not that he wants to play a game of global thermonuclear war. Nothing could be more preposterous, yet the hype from the left about it being `a threat to national security if we do not ratify START immediately` is just rubbish. Nobody’s going to press a button. At least, nobody who signed the START. Some whack-job in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Pakistan… maybe, but not USA or Russia. START is just between USA & Russia. And who’s to say that we can’t make it even better by analyzing what its terms are for just a moment?

    If there’s one thing I wish for, it’s that the Democrats would start reading the legislation they’re so haste to sign, start thinking logically for a change. We don’t send you to Washington to pass as many laws as possible. It’s not a race, and it’s not about quantity. You don’t get more points for adding more laws, particularly ones you haven’t read, like the Obamacare bill, Ms. Pelosi.

    I just sent Mr. Kyl the following letter.

    Mr. Kyl,

    You have a fan in Tempe, AZ. It takes a huge amount of confidence to stand up to the President, everyone on the Left, many folks on the Right, and most of the world, to make the decision you did vis a vis ratifying the Start treaty.

    Even though at face value I can understand how a Democrat can read a headline like, `Kyl (R) blocks Russian Nuke Treaty` and gasp in horror, I commend you for forcing the document to be analyzed with more scrutiny.

    Contrary to Obama’s and Biden’s statements that not signing immediately would `jeopardize national security` [1] [2] I think anyone who is intellectually honest would agree that no red buttons are going to be pushed any time soon and it makes perfect sense to make sure all parts of the treaty make sense before ratifying it.

    It was very refreshing to hear that a Senator, one of our two great Arizona Senators, took a stand to pause long enough to simply read, analyze and discuss something that is so important to our National Security. Particularly, your actions are duly noted, given such behavior as the recent Democrat push to sign Obamacare into law without a shred of discussion. Didn’t Pelosi declare that “we have to sign this bill so we can find out what’s in it?” Thank you for not doing that with START!

    Furthermore, if Obama and Biden really cared about our national security, they wouldn’t be pulling national guard troops away from the Texas border, and they would’ve answered Arizona’s plea for more help on ours.

    I wanted to let you know that just now, even typically-left Arizona Republic is catching on to the bigger picture [3], is backing you up, and at least trying to set the record straight a little bit.

    Thank you, sir, for making a tough decision and sticking to it, even though a bunch of liberals are screaming at you. I’m proud to be represented in Washington D.C. by you.


    Salient Digital
    Web Developer, Photographer, Pug Owner
    Tempe, AZ


    [1] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/opinion/18thu1.html?scp=1&sq=national%20security%20start&st=cse

    [2] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/world/europe/19start.html

    [3] http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/2010/11/21/20101121kyle-start-treaty-robb.html

  • Why Twitter is Cool

    Posted on September 26th, 2010 phpguru No comments

    Check out this email I just received.

    Karl Rove is now following me on Twitter

    Karl Rove is now following me on Twitter

    It was funny – I saw this when I checked my email this morning and exclaimed,

    Hey, Karl Rove is following me on Twitter!

    My wife said,

    Who’s Karl Rove?

    We were just stepping into the local Starbucks. I glanced on the cover of the New York Times, and Karl Rove was featured in the first line of a front page story. I nudged my wife, pointed and said,

    See? Look, Karl Rove.

    The New York Times article summarizes Mr. Rove’s career, and also hints as to why he’s been more in the news lately:

    Already a prominent presence as an analyst on Fox News Channel and a columnist at The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Rove is also playing a leading role in building what amounts to a shadow Republican Party, a network of donors and operatives that is among the most aggressive in the Republican effort to capture control of the House and the Senate.

    Democrats were happy when Mr. Rove left the White House in 2007 and don’t appear to be too thrilled about his return to the public eye.

    Anytime Democrats are not happy about something… that’s good news for Republicans, business owners, everyday Americans and the middle class. Great news.

    Anyway, that’s why Twitter is cool. Instantly connect to the world… you care about. I’m directly connected to the the shapers of This Great Country we love so dearly. This got me thinking,

    I better step up my game, now that Karl Rove is watching me.

    Once someone I respect is paying attention, I want to straighten up, stand tall, and look and perform my best; live up to my ideal; project excellence with honor.

    Ironically, this is exactly what Karl Rove does (and a few others, Beck, Hannity, Ingraham, O’reilly, Broomhead) to the Liberal establishment. Once these guys aim their discerning eyes at you and speak the truth, the laser-focused exposure on the ridiculous behavior we are getting from these insane Dems in power makes them realize they have to clean up their act, stand up straight and improve their game. Bigtime.

    As more truth is revealed about ObamaCare, the Stimulus, and the Dems socialist globalist agenda, The People are wising up, and Dems are all realizing that their days are numbered. And no, they don’t like it one bit.

    Keep it up, Karl!