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Friday, October 29, 2010

MEDIA BIAS AT ITS WORST! OR "Why Obama is a joke and going down"!

Read this summary of the WikiLeaks situation from Kathleen McKinley and if you do not get upset with our President and the MSM check your pulse. The opening paragraphs:

"I have had a lefty Brit friend for years named Dave Bones. We don't agree on anything, but we respect each other's opinion. He has been e-mailing me lately on why our media and lefty bloggers are not screeching about the Wikileaks documents that show severe abuse of Iraqi detainees by Iraqi Army officers that may have been ignored by the American military.

As I read his e-mail, I started wondering about that as well. If these documents had been leaked while Bush was President, it would be the 24/7 news loop that the Abu Ghraib story was. After all, these documents tell an even more gruesome tale than Abu Ghraib. Torture, cutting off of fingers, death, and burning are just a part of these documents, yet we aren't seeing the vast amount of coverage we did with Abu Graib. We are only seeing a story or two in the New York Times.

I suppose you know why? Pres. Bush is no longer president. This is now President Obama's war."

It is important to note that much of the reported abuses by Iraqi's has happened during Obama's term. Read the entire blog entry if you want to understand him and his policies.

Or keep your head in the sand!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Boxer in PANIC mode: Ethics mean nothing!

Barbara Boxer has an ethics complaint coming. Do you really want her as your Senator? She, as most Dems, will do ANYTHING for power? She will go!!

Read the article.


Friday, October 22, 2010

DISGUST in Pelosis Backyard

Michael Moritz in today's WSJ writes "San Francisco's Public Pension Revolt" explaining the "stealing" [my word, not his! The subject upsets me!] of the public employees from the city.

The city has 28.665 employees and 26,000 retirees! Do they retire 40???

"In 2009, San Francisco's deputy police chief earned $516,000 in cash compensation and retired with a $230,000 a year pension...." Don't dare ask what deal the police chief has!!!

Many pensions of city employees is 90% of their annual income - and they pay nothing for medical care!

If you don't believe this is "stealing" from the public, you are naive.

ALL cities, counties, states and the fed's have done this to us over the last 50 or so years. It must stop. And they will continue to kill the golden goose (us) so guess who must stand up?

Note: you must subscribe to the WSJ to get the full article.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Two Fine Summations of BHO and Anti Tea Party Liberals

Jonah Goldberg in "A Shovel-Unready President" critiques BHO's arrogance, tactics and results over the last 21 months. His summary is to the point:

"And then, of course, there's the stimulus that paid for all of those "shovel-ready jobs" that Obama now admits never existed. Los Angeles County deployed $111 million in stimulus money to "save" 55 jobs at the cost of $2 million apiece. The White House has spent $192 million on road signs that brag about how the construction delays ahead were paid for by the stimulus. Meanwhile, unemployment is a full three percentage points higher during Obama's "recovery" than it was during the "worst recession since the Great Depression."

Maybe it's unfair for people to think Obama is just another tax-and-spend Democrat. After all, some tax-and-spend Democrats are actually competent at it."

Peter Berkowitz in "Why Liberals Don't Get the Tea Party Movement" explains the shallowness of our liberal elite, the result of their education at our "universities", in their analysis of the Tea Party movement. His conclusion is:

"They [universities] certainly do not teach about the virtues, or qualities of mind and character, that enable citizens to shoulder their political responsibilities and prosper amidst the opportunities and uncertainties that freedom brings. Nor do they teach the beliefs, practices and associations that foster such virtues and those that endanger them.

Those who doubt that the failings of higher education in America have political consequences need only reflect on the quality of progressive commentary on the tea party movement. Our universities have produced two generations of highly educated people who seem unable to recognize the spirited defense of fundamental American principles, even when it takes place for more than a year and a half right in front of their noses."

Read both columns to understand the "progressives" problems!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Our White House

Peter Wehner in Commentary reviews an article written by Peter Baker for the New York Times Magazine showing the arrogance of this White House. It is an explanation that fits all the symptoms we are seeing of a collapsing administration.

An excerpt:

"The White House, then, is characterized by habitual vanity, rising cynicism, collapsing morale, and increasing resentment toward politics and governing, itself. Having worked in the White House for most of two terms, I understand that life there can present an array of challenges. Still, those working in the Obama White House seem utterly devoid of any enchantment and joy rooted in an appreciation of history — the kind of that that makes working in the White House, even on the worst days, an honor beyond measure."

Fits perfectly what we are seeing! Read the entire blog entry - it is worth it for perspective.

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"Pot, Meet Kettle"

Read James Taranto's analysis in WSJ's Best of the Web Today of Obama's comments on race relations and weep for your country with this leader!

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Words Worth Pondering

Patriot Post today has an article by Mark Alexander - "Poverty Pimps" - which includes the following paragraph and quotation from 1916:

"With less than a month until the midterm referendum on the most menacing socialist agenda in U.S. history, I'm reminded of a pamphlet published in 1916 by an outspoken advocate for Liberty, William J. H. Boetcker. He entitled his tract "The Ten Cannots," and it fittingly contrasts the competing political and economic agendas of the right and left in this era: "You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.""

Our country is actively pursuing all of "The Ten Cannots". We better change our ways!

Read the entire column - it is worthwhile!


Sunday, October 03, 2010

"The War on the Young": if you are under 30 pay close attention!

Yuval Levin's column clearly explains how the young should be leaving BHO and his agenda as a clear matter of survival.

The closing paragraphs summarizes well:

"But if such gradual reforms [minor tweaks to entitlements] are to be possible, they must begin soon. That means taking the blindfolds off of our eyes and acknowledging the plain reality that the century-old liberal dream of a social-democratic welfare state—the dream at the heart of the Obama administration’s agenda—is neither attainable nor desirable.

Instead, we should pursue a free economy with a robust safety net—a society that values young workers and parents no less than retirees, and that helps the poor become more independent rather than making the middle class less so.

Everyone should want that, and especially the young."

Now that makes sense!