I’d like to throw a great big, well deserved, “shout out” out there to Dennis Moore and Laura Kelly for being among the first Democratic losers in the 2010 Congressional races.
Yeah I know, that was a cheap shot, some might even call it unfair. But come on, you know as well as I do that they (and many, many, more Democrats) have seen the writing on the wall. It’s a lot easier to make up some noble excuse why they're not running than it would be to face the humiliating defeats they know are coming their way in just eleven short months. I’m just saying, that's all.
I’m getting ahead of myself here. I probably ought to spend this week introducing myself and talking about some of the things we‘ll be discussing in this space. Some of you might be familiar with my column, “Room 235." I spent the last three years writing for the Topeka Metro News. Denise Hall recently sold the paper and the new owners figured they could get along just fine without me and kicked me to the curb. Anyway, now you’re stuck with me.
As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’ll be writing from a right-wing (common sense) point of view. I’ll do my best to be respectful and to avoid the name calling that’s so common nowadays. Well, I might slip every once in a while and call someone a left-wing loon. What can I say?
I oppose Obama and all he stands for, which apparently makes me an unpatriotic, ignorant redneck. Oh yeah, and a racist to boot. I mean, what other reason could there possibly be for someone not wanting his Socialist, Marxist, Communist, (or whatever it is) agenda to succeed?
The people who’ve whole-heartedly bought into the whole global-warming hysteria crack me up. I know, some of you guys are too young to remember it, but a lot of the same scientists that are telling us we’re all doomed today because of global-warming are the same one’s who told us global-cooling was going to kill us all back in the 60’s and 70’s. It was nothing but a scam way back then and it’s nothing but a scam today.
Having said that, I believe we all need to do our part to take care of our planet. It’s just common sense, it’s the only one we have. If there ever comes a time when those windmills or solar panels can generate enough electricity to replace our current coal-fired power plants, go for it. But until then, I really like being able to turn the lights on and being warm when I get home at night. Yeah, go ahead and call me a flat earther, and a denier all you want. For the record, I’m not the one looking stupid here.
I’m solid in my pro-life beliefs and make no apologies to anyone for them. Spin it any way you want, but in my mind, an abortion is the killing of a defenseless little baby who should have had just as much right to live as any of us. At the same time, I believe there should be an exception for victims of rape, incest, or if carrying the baby to term would do actual, physical harm to the mother. I get that.
I hated George Tiller because of what he did for a living. That doesn’t mean I wanted him dead. And I believe the man who killed him, Dennis Roeder should be allowed to use whatever defense he wants in order to justify his actions, but at the end of the day, he committed premeditated, first degree murder, plain and simple. And if that means he faces the death penalty, so be it.
I also believe if Kathleen Sebelius and others hadn’t spent so much of their time protecting him, Tiller's business would have been shut down for breaking Kansas laws against late-term abortions. Yeah, he’d be out of business, but he’d still be alive.
I’m a huge Sarah Palin supporter. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’d want her to be my president though. I watch Fox News and listen to Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Bill O’Reilly. But I’m not all that big on Shawn Hannity. In his mind, a Republican can do no wrong. Online, my favorite sources of information are the Drudge Report, Politico, The Hill, and The Weekly Standard. Yep, all right-wing sources and if that bothers you, well, that's your problem not mine.
And yes, I fully expect to be attacked by the liberals out there for stating my beliefs in this space. Because, well, that's what (this one's for you, Fred) those loving, tolerant, left-wing loons do best.
But here’s the deal, my beliefs put me in the same category as tens of millions other American’s on a daily basis and in my opinion, that’s pretty good company to be in. I’ll talk to you guys next week.