Catching Up On The News

A lot has happened during the last few weeks.  I’ll try to catch up a bit in this post:

Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.  I’ve liked Santorum from the beginning, though recognizing he probably didn’t have the staying power to really make a strong bid.  Although I am not as socially conservative as he, I have admired him for his fearless adherence to spiritual and moral principle.  I think he is a good and decent man who would have made a good and decent President; something our Country probably could use right now.

I had no idea he has a child with special medical needs.  His withdrawal at this time is best for his family, and especially for his little girl.  Rick Santorum is a young man, and there will be plenty time for other Presidential bids.  I’m sure in the final assessment of Rick’s life, he won’t wish he had spent more time campaigning, and less with his daughter.

George Zimmerman was finally arrested and charged with second degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.  Apparently Florida authorities found a prosecutor who was willing to write up the charges.  I would feel better if they had come from a Grand Jury, rather than an individual that might be succumbing to political pressure or other motives.  Having said that, I think it is a good thing to give everyone their day in court.  Let’s see all the evidence and hear all the testimony.  My only concern here is that the prosecutor might have a tougher time getting conviction on second-degree murder than manslaughter.  If Zimmerman is acquitted of all charges, there may not be enough National Guardsmen in all of Florida to keep it from going up in flames.

President Obama is still trotting out the “Buffett Rule”.  Would some newsperson with balls please ask the President how much exactly the deficit would be reduced by implementation of the “Buffett Rule”?  Then follow up with:  “When exactly would Warren , and all the tax evaders in Government and elite Hollywood be required to pony up what they owe to IRS?  When EVERYBODY has paid “their fair share”, I’ll consider supporting something like the Buffett Rule.

Did I mention waste in Government?  I’m not against taxes.  We need taxes to make this Country run.  What really burns my backside is seeing the hard earned tax money from Americans being squandered by the dimwits in our Government.  The GSA (you know, the people keeping track of how our money is spent) scandal broke last week.  Looks like GSA employees had a great time at our expense.  I guess they were just doing their part to stimulate the economy in Las Vegas.  How patriotic.

In a related item this morning I see that the President’s Secret Service contingent was sampling some of the “local flavor” in Columbia during his visit to “stimulate relations” with that country.  According to an Obama administration official , this news broke because of a loud disagreement between one of the Secret Service guys and his “date” over her bill for “services rendered”.  I assume he thought he was being overcharged for the “merchandise”.  Thank God somebody in Washington is watching out for our interests!

Originally posted on 04/15/2012 at ConservativeCompass.com