I Knew There Was Something Fishy

February 5, 2008

I Knew There Was Something Fishy

If you’re a G.O.P. primary voter, chances are you’ve had someone nudging you in the direction of John McCain.  If you’re conservative, you probably don’t feel very comfortable pulling a lever for him. You’ve probably been told that former Massachussets Governor Mitt Romney isn’t a conservative, and  that while  John McCain isn’t either, he’s closer to what you are looking for.
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Uh huh.

I’m sure whoever told you that is selflessly dedicated to the greater good of their party and their country, and they stand to gain nothing personally from promoting John McCain. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that Louisiana has become a factor in choosing   the standard bearer for both parties.

And I know it isn’t making   McCain’s Louisiana supporters nervous that Louisiana conservative bloggers are thrashing McCain, especially since Louisiana has become such a factor in the primaries. And I know that McCain’s supporters here aren’t worried about those bloggers   exerting any kind of influence.

For those of you slow to catch on, that’s what we call sarcasm.

For more insight into John McCain and why he might not be the best choice,  here’s a few perspectives from The American Conservative.

I don’t agree with all of them and you want either, but they are well written and well thought out.

The Great Betrayal
The Arizona senator says our jobs are not coming back, the illegals are not going home, and we are going to have more wars.
by Patrick J. Buchanan

The Madness of John McCain
George W. Bush’s plan to remake the Middle East looked delusional—until his would-be successor began talking about his plan to reform the Middle East.
by Justin Raimondo

Presidential Pardon
Count on McCain to resurrect his amnesty advocacy as soon as the voters can be ignored.
by W. James Antle III


For the record, I am in total agreement that Mitt Romney is not a true conservative. But to suggest that McCain is somehow better makes no sense to this writer.  And I stand behind my claim that in the general election, he is a loser because he won’t be able to capture middle class swing votes.

Nominating Romney may not change that, but it may lesson the sting.

For my part, I still support Dr. Paul.   Those  racism allegations?  Well, they are  difficult to explain away.  The racist allegations are even more damming now that  an NAACP president   has publicly stated that Dr. Paul isn’t a racist.

For those of you who are slow to catch on, that’s also called sarcasm.

Check this out.

SEARCH FOR SUSPECTED COYOTE IN BONITA SPRINGS AREA UNDER WAY bonita springs fllorida

US Fed News Service, Including US State News May 20, 2008 The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the following news release:

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with several other agencies, continues to search for an animal thought to be a coyote that killed a dog on Sunday night in Bonita Springs.

Yeadon Hyer, 71, was walking his Pekingese when the animal approached and attacked his dog. Hyer attempted to intervene by kicking the animal, which resulted in cuts on top of his left foot and two broken toes, according to the FWC’s Lt. Jeff Rebon. However, Hyer was unable to save the dog.

This was the second report of an animal killing a dog in this area in the past 10 days. The first attack took place within a mile of Sunday’s incident, and FWC law enforcement officials suspect it might be the same animal.

Working with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services and Lee County Animal Services, the FWC has beefed up patrols in this area and asks anyone with any problems with coyotes to call the Wildlife Alert hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

As development encroaches upon the habitats of wildlife, encounters between wild animals and humans are inevitable, but tragic incidents can be minimized by following a few simple guidelines, according to the FWC.

Keeping wildlife attractants, such as pet food and unsecured garbage cans, out of the yard will help keep wildlife from entering neighborhoods. Coyotes in particular look for easy sources of food and will become comfortable in urban settings if they are provided food and become accustomed to humans.

“Be cautious when walking outside after dark and around water,” said Gary Morse, spokesperson for the FWC. “Carry a flashlight, noisemaker and a walking stick when walking with small animals. That will help scare away wildlife simply looking for an easy source of food.” Coyotes are elusive, becoming more active at dawn and dusk, but they can be seen at anytime during the night or day. bonita springs fllorida

“The FWC will deal with coyotes that become nuisances on a case-by-case basis,” said Nick Wiley, director of the FWC’s Division of Hunting and Game Management. “A sighting of a coyote does not constitute a concern, because coyotes do exist and will continue to exist near humans. However, if there is a specific local problem, as we suspect in this case, we are dedicated to solving the problem and working with other agencies to protect residents from harm.”Contact: Gary Morse 863/648-3200.

Gary Morse 863/648-3200.


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