Funny. I thought Democrats were OK with lying under oath about personal matters.
....By my count the Democrats have been in power in Congress for 14 months now, and so busy, too.
Thank goodness Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Reid have led the charge and instituted universal health care, revised the bankruptcy bill, repealed the Bush tax cuts, saved Social Security, passed a comprehensive energy bill, addressed systemic wage discrimination, ended corporate welfare, repealed No Child Left Behind, passed an immigration bill, instituted sane gun control, amended the federal criminal code to address the whole unfair crack/cocaine divide, fully funded abortion on demand, tightened environmental controls, and, oh yes, stopped the war.
Wow. What an effective group of people. I suppose their supporters are oh, so proud.
Just like we Republicans are, by the way. We had control of both houses and the White House and failed to address our key issues, either.
Neither side has done what they said they would do--which is one of the reasons why conservatives have such a distrust of government. As Ronald Reagan said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"
....Alternative fuel research and development continues, though not nearly as fast as it should. One promising method is the use of solar without panels. As I understand it, the simple explanation is you take a bunch of mirrors and reflect the sun's rays to concentrate on essentially a big pot of water. The water heats up, turns to steam, the steam turns a turbine and viola! electricity.
Some big dollars are being put into this low-tech, almost kid-with-a-magnifying-glass method.
....Next week I'm going to do a piece on a new company/web site called Kluster started by a great friend's son. For now, here's the link to the story about Ben Kaufman in the latest Business Week.
.....Betsy's Page, a site run by a high school AP history teacher, has an in depth post about a cheating scandal at a North Carolina private school. The kids apparently had a key to the test closet and had been swiping the answers for years--with the key being bequeathed down to younger students at the end of each school year.
The real scandal, though, is that the kids aren't getting punished and the colleges to which they applied aren't being notified.
I guess it would hurt their self-esteem.
Ethics are damned tricky things, especially when enforcing basic rules could hurt the enforcer.
So school administrators look away when kids cheat.
And politicians look away when their disbarred leader commits perjury and has an affair with an intern.
And, no, these things don't ever have an effect on daily life, do they?
....And, finally, a quote from the great Theodore Roosevelt:
Speech to Holy Name Society, Oyster Bay, August 16, 1903