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Friday Morning News Roundup

A couple of days ago, we heard that John McCain had made a “double secret” trip to Syria. I suspect, on Sunday, we’ll see John McCain on one, two or possibly three networks. Does anybody believe that Senator McCain is going to say anything else besides how much we need to increase our military presence in Syria? Seriously, would you expect anything else? I would’ve been surprised if John McCain had come back and said, “You know what, the situation in Syria is really complex. We can’t figure out who is who. I don’t know who the good guys or the bad guys are. We need to sit this one out.” Everything that I’ve read about Syria over the last several days suggests that the conflict is getting more and more complex.

I’m not sure whether Eric Holder is an asset or liability to President Obama. What I do know is that liberals who are calling for Holder’s resignation need to step back and think just for a second. The Attorney General must be confirmed by the Senate. Who would the filibuster-loving Republicans confirm? I don’t think that we would get anybody liberal or progressive through the Senate. I think that we’re stuck with Eric Holder for good or for bad.

Terrible ratings for MSNBC. I’m not sure that this is a surprise. The one thing about Keith Olbermann was that he was entertaining. Chris Hayes is not entertaining.

Lincoln Chafee was one of the last moderate Republicans. He was the distinguished Senator from Rhode Island from 1999 through 2007. He ran for governor of Rhode Island as an Independent. As he is milling over running for reelection as governor, it’s been widely reported that he would run as a Democrat. I think this says more about the Republican Party than it does about Lincoln Chafee. There’s no room for moderates in the Republican Party.

Go San Antonio Spurs!

Friday Morning News Roundup

News Roundup

I’ll be on the radio this afternoon around 4:30 p.m. on WPEK (www.880therevolution.com). If you have some time, I would appreciate it if you could tune in.

It looks like the United States has confirmed that Syria has indeed used chemical weapons on its people. Now President Obama is really between a rock and a hard place. I don’t see how we can avoid taking a more active role in this internal civil war.

Mark Sanford has had a really, really bad week in politics. To be honest, I’m not sure why anybody in South Carolina would vote for this guy. He’s already proven that he is more than happy to lie to voters. Maybe he is a changed man. On the other hand, it seems to me that the voters of South Carolina could probably find some other Republican who is lost on the Appalachian Trail.

West, Texas

It has been a little over a week and we still don’t have a good idea about why a fire started in a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had effective regulations? What if we had regulations which stated that a school or an apartment complex could not be located within one or two miles of the fertilizer plant? What if the fertilizer plant had been forced to place “expensive fire suppression equipment” in their plant which would have snuffed out the fire before it got out of control? What if the volunteer firemen had been adequately trained in such a way that they would’ve known that it was hopeless trying to put out this fire and instead could have focused their attention on evacuating the area?

Oh, if you’re a Dallas Cowboy sports fan, like I am, the thought that the Dallas Cowboys picked a center with their first pick, a center who probably will not start, is so disappointing.

Friday Morning News Roundup

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With Michele Bachmann relegated to “also ran” status, I guess she felt like she needed some camera coverage. What better way to get attention than to shout ObamaCare kills at the top of her lungs.

EA Sports CEO resigned after the company did NOT (need to proofread better!) meet its target. All I can say is the latest version of Madden Football seems to have been a big step backwards.

Paul Ryan budget gets voted down in the Senate. The Paul Ryan budget never seriously had a chance to pass the Senate.

One of these days we have to understand that race continues to play a large role in who gets arrested and who doesn’t.

In the whole history of the Senate there’ve only been 44 women.

Although it is spring, it sure doesn’t feel like it.