The AP’s Matthew Brown doubles down –Yesterday, I noted Brown’s and his wire service’s despicable, class-warfare references to the 14 Montana air-crash victims, including seven young children, as “ultrarich,” and the resort they were heading to as “ritzy.” In a different report brought to my attention by NewsBuster commenter Advocate 123, Brown referred to an “ultra-exclusive resort” in his first sentence when he could have more specifically written “the Yellowstone Club resort,” and decided that we just had to know that it is a “millionaires only” place in a later paragraph. Commenters at the link are quite justifiably not pleased.
Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark “represents” a district in California. According to the LA Times (HT TaxProf), Stark “is registered to vote at his wife’s parents’ address in San Lorenzo and has a California driver’s license.” He also is attempting to claim his Maryland home as his primary residence for property tax purposes. According to Wiki, “Under Maryland law, in order to qualify, the owner must register to vote and drive in Maryland.” Stark clearly is not a resident of the district he is pretending to serve. Accordingly, even apart from his documented intemperance, which should be reason enough (but hasn’t been), he deserves a voter ouster in 2010.
Interesting, under-reported AIG fact — “(Longtime Democrat Richard) Holbrooke, a veteran diplomat who is now the administration’s point man on Pakistan and Afghanistan, served on the board between 2001 and mid-2008.” Holbrooke is thus among those who helped disgraced Eliot Spitzer oust Hank Greenberg, and was certainly around when the supposedly outrageous bonus plans were put into place. Another interesting, under-reported Holbrooke fact (HT Kaus) — Holbrooke and his family got breaks apparently only available to “Friends of Angelo Mozilo” of Countrywide on five (count ‘em) different mortgage loans.
Anti-life evil has indeed infested the Catholic Church in Boston (HT Voting Catholic in 2008). Properly understood, this is a result of Mitt Romney’s CommonwealthCare and its $50 subsidized abortions. CommonwealthCare forces Catholic hospitals and health services to choose between leaving the state-controlled system and “accommodation” (i.e., providing abortion referrals and information) dressed up to look acceptable, when it isn’t. There are national lessons here. ObamaCare must be stopped, as it will inevitably institutionalize the anti-life culture. Mitt Romney must be stopped, because he has proven that will support the same thing.