The Everlasting Phelps

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Weinergate

May 31st, 2011

Ace is confused.

I thought it was news when a Congressman tweeted a picture of his erection to a 21-year-old coed, but I’ve been reliably informed this is all just a misunderstanding not worth pursuing.

Carry on.

Here’s how the two groups shake out, Ace:

  • Guys who send internet pictures of their junk to women they’ve never met in real life think this could happen to anybody.
  • Guys who don’t send internet pictures of their junk to women they’ve never met can’t figure out how this could happen to anybody.

Which really puts the spotlight on Steny Hoyer and and a good chunk of the so-called conservative media.

Sauce for the goose

May 18th, 2011

It’s wrong and politically cowardly for the President to simply refuse to defend a law that he doesn’t like, like Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  It’s just as cowardly when a Republican governor does the same thing in the other direction.

Look, ladies and gentlemen.  The legislature decides policy and passes laws.  The executive carries them out.  If you want to decide policy and pass laws, stop running for president and governor and run for the legislature.

This country is losing all concept of separation of powers.  We’re moving (and have already moved a long way) from the original concept of one branch passing laws, one branch enforcing laws, and one branch applying laws, to a terrifying world where all three branches compete to do all three at the same time.

It Needs to be Asked

May 8th, 2011

What was gutsy about Obama authorizing the operation to take Osama bin Laden?

Seriously, where was the tough call?

As near as I can tell, the only tough part would be the idea that if it was less than successful it might end up hurting Obama politically.  To any patriotic American, that’s no choice at all.

I don’t believe that.  I believe that there was nothing gutsy about the call at all — it’s a call that virtually any of us would make, any day, any time.  If you have a chance to kill or capture OBL, take it.

The Everlasting Phelps

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.