1,073 pages that are clear as mud — details lacking, transparency none, in stimulus bill
The Democrats are feeling a victory of sorts having muscled through a $787 billion stimulus bill late Friday night. Three Republicans in the Senate voted for it and not one vote came from a Republican in the house. Besides the hyper-partisanship on display, the Democrats and, especially President Barack Obama, have broke promises on transparency and have conducted themselves with same kind of finesse as a | Read More »
Bad policy and the politics of fear: The New New Deal
(photo from Wall Street Journal) So this is the new change ushered in by Obama’s mandate? Repeated reminders that “he won” followed by a hyper-partisan, lavish, Democratic retreat in Virginia — during a time when our economy is supposedly on the | Read More »
The verdict is out on the stimulus package, and many economist are not buying it.
Skeptics to the Obama/Democrat stimulus package whether they be professional, political or otherwise, have been considered opposition forces and simply labeled as naysayers by the supporters of the bill. The truth of the matter is that there are many qualified professionals who have studied economics and the American economy for decades who came to different conclusions on the merits of the stimulus package. The debate has brought | Read More »
Obama and the Democrats will bring ‘change’ to the military. Is it ready? Does it even matter?
A possible breakthrough in the stalled two front culture war is developing. The debate over if gays should be allowed to serve openly in the military began back in President Clinton’s first days in office, and according to President-elects Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Obama is prepared to end the compromise of “don’t ask don’t tell” and spearhead a new offensive for the secularist’s drive into | Read More »
Why the rush towards cease fire? — Give war a chance.
Once before, something even better than a cease fire was tried. All the people of Gaza wanted was to be left alone and exist as a sovereign nation everyone was told. So Israel agreed to the evacuation of Gaza. The best and brightest minds all concluded that if the Israelites just left Gaza it would marginalize Islamist appeal by giving the Palestinians what they want–a | Read More »
President-elect Obama gets welcomed on to the world stage
For the first time ever, President-elect Obama has received negative reviews and it is pretty safe to assume this is one major muslim capital crossed off the list for Obama’s planned speech. Iranian protesters showed their outrage at Israel and the U.S. and burnt large posters of Obama in Tehran yesterday. It is a national past time in most muslim countries to burn pictures or | Read More »
Senate Republicans to Franken and Reid: No Way, No How
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pulling for a power grab with both hands. He plans to circumvent the democratic and legal process by declaring Al Franken the winner despite that 2,000 votes are uncounted and a number of legal challenges are waiting to be hatched. Sen. John Cornyn, the new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, plainly stated that the Republicans are united and | Read More »
Israel looks to play game changer in its war with Hamas
Pretty good take on the current conflict between Israel and Hamas. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are ramped up in away that has not been seen since 2006 and maybe before that. The IDF’s current military operations against Hamas are offering all the conditions for a much larger picture in terms of military action and a political statement in the region. With well over several | Read More »
President Bush implements ‘Drill, baby, drill’ before leaving office
Just because gas and oil prices have fallen during the global economic crunch does not mean the energy crisis is over. President Bush gave a parting shot in the arm to the industry by moving ahead with offshore drilling as promised. The big question is will the incoming Obama administration continue with the plans or halt the process altogether?
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Planned Parenthood doesn’t sweat the details — Just bring on the babies!
Look, kid, I’m not here for the details. My only motivation in this is to get that dirty little critter swimming in your stomach to the nearest biohazard bag.
The “public service” group, Planned Parenthood, has recently gotten themselves into another batch of hot water. An Indiana “counselor” –I guess that is better than murder– was unknowingly video taped discussing abortion procedures with what she thought was a 13-years old girl. The 13-year old was really a 20-year-old UCLA student named Lila Rose. She told the “counselor” that she had been impregnated by a 31 year old man — an act that breaks statutory rape laws and is a felony in every state.
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