Tuesday, June 28, 2005

time off

I woke up this morning with tingling in my hands, so I'm going to take a few days off from blogging and other typing to see if it goes away.

I know this is a great trial for those of you who wake up every morning eager to see what Doc Rampage thinks about the day's events. Endeavor to persevere.

(That last sentence is a quote from a movie. Ten points for anyone who can figure out which one.)

Monday, June 27, 2005

Klein on Hillary

Right Wing News has an interview with Ed Klein, the author of The Truth about Hillary. That's the book where he allegedly accuses Clinton of raping Hillary.

There was a lot of hyperventilating about this when Drudge came out with it. Klein wasn't allowed to tell his side of the story before the lynch mob got through with him, so maybe it's time to listen now. First, he says that his book only reports what Bill said, it doesn't imply that it was anything other than crude joking.

Did Klein really have to pass along such crude jokes? I think so. It's yet another of the many proofs that the left doesn't really care about the things they say they care about. If they did, they never would have supported such a man. And the next time they try to destroy the political career of some Republican over a crude joke like "you just have to lay back and enjoy it", it will be invaluable to point to documented crudity by their patron saint that they didn't care about.

Second, Klein claims that the Clintons have begun a full-court smear job on him and have blackmailed the networks to keep them from letting him tell his side of the story. The blogosphere is supposed to counter this kind of monopolization of the conversation by the rich and powerful. By ganging up on Klein we are helping one very powerful, self-serving, and vindictive woman to get what she wants. And what she wants is the presidency of the United States.

I'm not saying that we should back Klein no matter whether he is telling the truth or not, I'm just saying that he deserves a fair hearing, especially because the Clintons are trying to deny him a fair hearing.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Eminent Domain

Mostly Cajun has some good thoughts on the recent Supreme Court decision that the government can take anyone's property at will to sell to another individual. I was shocked by the decision. I don't think I really understood just how far we had gone in losing our Constitution until this decision.