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An Appeal from Center-Right Bloggers

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 2:41 pm - January 13, 2006.
Filed under: National Politics

I am proud to add this blog to the list of the undersigned…. and I personally hope Rep. Shadegg prevails in the Majority Leader race.


An Appeal from Center-Right Bloggers

We are bloggers with boatloads of opinions, and none of us come close to agreeing with any other one of us all of the time. But we do agree on this: The new leadership in the House of Representatives needs to be thoroughly and transparently free of the taint of the Jack Abramoff scandals, and beyond that, of undue influence of K Street.

We are not naive about lobbying, and we know it can and has in fact advanced crucial issues and has often served to inform rather than simply influence Members.

But we are certain that the public is disgusted with excess and with privilege. We hope the Hastert-Dreier effort leads to sweeping reforms including the end of subsidized travel and other obvious influence operations. Just as importantly, we call for major changes to increase openness, transparency and accountability in Congressional operations and in the appropriations process.

As for the Republican leadership elections, we hope to see more candidates who will support these goals, and we therefore welcome the entry of Congressman John Shadegg to the race for Majority Leader. We hope every Congressman who is committed to ethical and transparent conduct supports a reform agenda and a reform candidate. And we hope all would-be members of the leadership make themselves available to new media to answer questions now and on a regular basis in the future.


N.Z. Bear, The Truth Laid Bear
Hugh Hewitt,
Glenn Reynolds,
Kevin Aylward, Wizbang!
La Shawn Barber, La Shawn Barber’s Corner
Beth, MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Lorie Byrd, Polipundit
Jeff Goldstein, Protein Wisdom
John Hawkins, Right Wing News
John Hinderaker, Power Line
Jon Henke / McQ / Dale Franks, QandO
James Joyner, Outside The Beltway
Mike Krempasky,
Michelle Malkin,
Ed Morrissey, Captain’s Quarters
Scott Ott, Scrappleface
John Donovan / Bill Tuttle, Castle Argghhh!!!
Bruce Carroll, GayPatriot

UPDATE (from GPW): Today, Sunday, January 15, 2006, Instapundit writes, “The Republicans need to get in touch with that spirit [of 1994], if they want to remain in power.” I agree.

A Gray Friday the 13th In Charlotte

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 2:04 pm - January 13, 2006.
Filed under: General

Just found this link to a downtown Charlotte live camera for our local CBS affiliate, WBTV. I’ve taken a snapshot… it’s a gray day here with T-storms expected soon. But if this is global warming (70 degrees nearly all week), I’m all for it!

PS — Is it “gray” or “grey” ??

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Alito Stands Up For The “Little (Gay) Guy”

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 12:53 pm - January 13, 2006.
Filed under: Gay Politics,Supreme Court

From (shockingly) The Advocate:

Alito did, however, use as an example of ruling for the “little guy” his 2004 decision in favor of a high school bullying victim who was perceived as gay.

“This was a case in which a high school student had been bullied unmercifully by other students in his school because of their perception of his sexual orientation,” Alito said. “He’d been bullied to the point of attempting to commit suicide, and his parents wanted to enroll him at an adjacent public high school. And the school board said, ‘No, you can’t do that,’ and I wrote an opinion upholding their right to have him placed in a safe school, in an adjacent municipality.”

The citation is notable, considering Alito has been opposed by numerous gay rights groups, including the Human Rights Campaign and Lambda Legal.

Further evidence of the damage that our community does to itself by being so reactionary against “discrimination” and “victimization.” (See GLAAD and Gene Shalit, among thousands of other examples).

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

People Who Need To Go Back In The Closet

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 12:47 pm - January 13, 2006.
Filed under: Blogging,Gay America

I can’t think of anyone better suited to be at the top of that list than former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, despite our illustrious national gay “rights” groups labeling him as “courageous.”

Unfortunately, as PatriotPartner said this morning, McGreevey is on Minute 19 out of 15 as he is now a blogger.

The NJ Blog has the scoop.

Based on McGreevey’s posting at Huffington, I think he has missed the idea of what blogging is all about. It isn’t supposed to be Chapter 1 of 1,000 in War and Peace. Short, brief thoughts or opinions. Frankly, I fell asleep after paragraph one and now could care less who the hell Marsha Timpson even is. Actually I think the first line of the posting hints that this is going to be a wordy piece:

From the moment you cross the state line, you see and feel the difference.

If Mixner and McGreevey wanted to write a novel, fine. But I don’t think Jimbo will be winning any blogging awards in the near future. Of course, I can’t say much on that front, eh? Always the best man.. never the groom.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)