Malala Yousafzai – a study in courage, but Joe Biden says the Taliban is not our enemy
Fourteen year old Malala Yousufzai lies in a Pakistani military hospital, critically injured after being shot in the head and neck by the Taliban. The Taliban admits shooting her, and vows that if she survives this time, the next time she won’t. What is this young girl guilty of? She wants to go to school and believes in education for the women of her country. | Read More »
The continuing march of the bogus job numbers: unemployment claims drop to lowest since 2008
Just in time for tonight’s debate, let’s give Uncle Joe some talking points, even if he and the “knucklehead vote” are the only ones who believe them. The weekly initial jobless claims dropped to 339,000, the lowest in four years. ZeroHedge reports that, “ironically, not even the Labor Department is defending it: it said that “one large state didn’t report some quarterly figures.”
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Sean Smith is dead, killed at Benghazi. His mother is waiting for answers, waiting, waiting….waiting…
If you have a son (or daughter), give them a hug today. You’ll be able to do something that Mrs. Smith no longer can. Pat Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, one of the four Americans killed in the terrorist attack of the US Consulate at Benghazi. She gave a brief interview to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, shown below, and describes her meetings with, and | Read More »
The debate: Obama’s Mitt-fit and Michelle’s “the Look”
I would have loved to have been a bug in the President’s limo on the ride back to the hotel. It might have gone something like this. (Erick and I think alike.. note the photo. Iconic.) Michelle, sits across the seat from the President, silent, head turned away, glaring out the side window. Obama, across the seat from her is lost in thought, dazed at | Read More »
The debate tonight: will Obama have a Mitt-fit or will Republicans have a misfit?
The night we’ve all been waiting for, all of us, that is, for whom this election’s outcome meets the criteria of a “matter of life or death.” With all the run-up to the debate rhetoric of what Romney must do, the question now turns more to the debate itself and its aftermath, courtesy of the Thursday morning quarterbacks. Between the released 2007 film of | Read More »
The debates and what Mitt Romney must do … enough already!
Whether one reads The Wall Street Journal, Politico, The National Review, the local newspaper, or watches the MSM or cable news, “what Mitt Romney must do” Wednesday night has itself been debated ad nauseum. Enough already! I’ve been on record that I don’t think Mitt Romney has run a barnstormer of a campaign, and emotion doesn’t appear to be his strong suit thus far, but | Read More »
If Romney wins in Nov, it will be in spite of himself and his campaign
The homestretch of the campaign season has now been reduced to waiting for the real Mitt to show up, and more to point, if the real Mitt shows up. The number of wasted opportunities for Romney to have made strong statements about the Middle East debacle, the recent economic numbers, and frame each in the context of an overall picture, will haunt his campaign long | Read More »
What to make of Mohammed Morsi
Newly elected Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi gave an interview to The New York Times ahead of his scheduled trip to the United Nations this week. According to the article, President Morsi said ‘the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.’ Also, | Read More »
Riding the Romney roller coaster
Earlier last week, I wrote a column, “Tell us what you really think, Mitt, and you’ll have your 10-pt lead in the polls.” Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be happening, at least not to any great extent, yet. With 45 days to November 6, it is deeply troubling. This morning on Fox News Sunday, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), called upon Romney to “show | Read More »
Iran: another Libya in the making — or worse?
It’s old news about the President’s missed intel briefings the week before and the day after the US Libyan Embassy bombing and murders, but while he’s just off his David Letterman gig, and Beyonce/Jay-Z fundraisers, perhaps he can be convinced to squeeze in some time between the celebrities, golf games, and saving GM (at the expense of Delphi) to pay attention to another tinderbox called | Read More »