Can an ObamAIG-gate be Dodd-ged?
Timeline reveals Presidential and Democratic party undue dilligence, incompetence and/or duplicity worthy of a Gate-like scandal Senator Barack Obama’s campaign contributions from AIG prior to Election Day 2008 may be irrelevant to his subsequent actions and inactions as President and President-Elect. But it would seem a passing strange coincidence that the Illinois Democrat’s $101,332 “bonus” from AIG was second only to the $103,100 received by | Read More »
Saint Patrick’s born fighting Irish that saved the World
I used to find it a bit odd that a nation founded primarily by Anglo-Saxon Brits, reserves its greatest ethnic celebration for the Irish (apologies to Columbus and his progeny). That was before I channeled my inner-Irish roots, thanks primarily to the book, “Born Fighting” by Senator Jim Webb (D-VA). I had long known, thanks to my Decatur, Alabama uncle’s post-”Roots” mid-70s TV mini-series family | Read More »
The death of non-CEO/AIG moral outrage (even if its not about sex)
Or, the continuing revenge of the eggheads for the conviction of Alger Hiss (pictured) The primary responsibility for the current economic crisis lies with elected Democrats in the White House in the late 90s and in Congress in the late 90s through today that coerced lenders to make mortgage loans to borrowers that couldn’t afford the loans and then guaranteed the loans with taxpayer dollars. | Read More »
Will Monrobama Doctrine let Russian bombers land in Georgias?
Or will he insist on O’Hare? The supposed second coming of JFK, too tired for classy diplomacy with our closest ally and too busy planning a fundamentally changed America four years from now to address the present banking and credit crisis, will soon be confronted with his very own Cuban Missile Crisis: Russia could use bases for its strategic bombers on the doorstep of the | Read More »
Striking puny earmark, pork and dishonesty from GOP mantra against Obama, Dems
Jimmy Carter never lied, Bill Clinton was re-elected and most Americans like bar-be-que pork and think an earmark is what is revealed when earrings are removed. President Barack Obama seeks to spend trillions to fundamentally change America and borrow more money in the next four years than was borrowed by all 42 of his predecessors over the last 233 years with a 40-year old Democratic | Read More »
Approval poll crisis opportunity for GOP to B(a)rea(c)k Obama agenda
For the first time since his election, President Obama is showing signs of compromise on conservative means of economic stimulus as well as his ambitious agenda of “fundamental change.” Despite the worst decline in the stock market in the first 50 days of a new presidency, Barack Obama had been exhibit A echoing Rahm Emanuel and Hillary Clinton’s crisis as opportunity mantra in pursuing longtime | Read More »
Foghorn Leghorn: Losing our religion? Not
The latest misleading (Foghorn) headline and story from the Drive-by media begging for DeVine Gamecock correction (Leghorn): Survey: We’re losing our religion Poll on faith in U.S. shows more claim no religion; percentage of Christians down overall. Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, up from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey. Technically, | Read More »
Pakistan tougher on Taliban than Obama?
President Barack Obama recently insulted the armed forces of the United States that he “leads” by stating flatly that we are losing the war in Afghanistan and “floated” the idea of negotiating with “moderate” elements of the Taliban: Mr. Obama pointed to the success in peeling Iraqi insurgents away from more hard-core elements of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, a strategy that many credit as much | Read More »
Youthful Obama too tired for classy diplomacy; plays basketball everyday
Barack Obama’s offhand approach to Gordon Brown’s Washington visit last week came about because the president was facing exhaustion over America’s economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. If he were to focus more on the economic crisis the DOW might reach zero. The man gives non-obesity a bad name. He is too tired to do | Read More »
Observer vendetta against CEO Lewis trumps concern for BofA, Charlotte
Since our first documentation of the Queen City’s local dead-tree Drive-by journalism hit job against Bank of America’s CEO, Ken Lewis, The Charlotte Observer has only ramped up the assault. They have attacked Lewis as “out of touch” for utilizing the Bank’s private jet to attend an Andrew Cuomo, New York Democrat witch hunt against BofA and Merrill Lynch; and ridiculed his 2008 pay cut. | Read More »
Already High Noon for Obama? No deputies want badge.
President Barack Obama has the most ambitious agenda of any American President. The only comparable ambitions of any other occupant were those of General George Washington before he took the oath. Yet, it seems that Obama is having a harder time enlisting soldiers in his cause than even Washington at Valley Forge: Three of Barack Obama’s nominations for key government positions have withdrawn from the | Read More »
Obama’s Kenyan devolution of Democrats’ anti-American foreign policy
A chastened President Carter attempted to invade Iran to rescue American hostages and funded the Mujahideen after the USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan. President Clinton named Iran as a co-conspirator in the bombing of the Khobar Towers. Neither Democratic Party President ever snubbed our greatest ally. President Obama has twice gone out of his way to insult the United Kingdom: first, by refusing to keep a | Read More »
Paul Harvey: Page 2
Paul Harvey died Saturday at the age of 90. We will miss him greatly. I knew there was something different about Paul Harvey the first time I heard him on the radio in the 1970s. His voice and delivery of the news was quite unique and no one else worked in ads for sponsors so seamlessly. But there was something else that I couldn’t quite | Read More »
Would Obama send the Statue of Liberty back to Paris?
Yes, if he discovers France ever mistreated Kenya and/or his paternal relatives. The British tried to kill George Washington and did kill thousands of Americans’ great grandfathers during the Revolution. They sacked the White House and Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812. Yet, the United States saw fit to let bygones be bygones in order to join hands with the United Kingdom to defeat | Read More »
The Foreclosing of the American Mind
Prior to this past weekend I had always considered home ownership to be the essence of the American dream. (Apologies for the length of this essay.) No longer. That was before I was shaken to my core by a prominent conservative blogger’s proposal on a radio show that the government mail $10,000 checks to families of four and criticism of the conservative-galvanizing rant against Obama’s | Read More »
The I miss Mark Kilmer Sunday Show open thread
What a service Mark treated us to every Sunday. His comments and diaries were also wonderful, and are also missed, but the missing really hit me just now, as I wanted to trash Crist’s performance on MTP as I know Mark would. Knowing that Mark would inform me of all that mattered on the Sunday Shows was a real blessing that made the life of | Read More »
Clyburn’s Dem plantation slap in the face of African-Americans
Inspired by Attorney General Eric Holder to have frank discussions about race, let us shed any shred of cowardice on the occasion of the House Majority Whip’s racist attack against his home state’s governor and discuss it frankly. South Carolina’s Republican Governor, Mark Sanford suggested that he might reject certain portions of the stimulus bill due to federal legal conditions that would place a burden | Read More »
Obama, killing Bank of, and America, softly with his song
Listening to our new President’s bank and American free enterprise killing words of late reminds me of Roberta Flack’s 1973 box office hit, “Killing me softly with his song“: Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words Killing me softly with his song Killing me softly with his song Telling my whole life with his words Killing me softly with his | Read More »
Read Stimulus Bill (to Obama Dems) in a year
Yesterday in Denver, President Barack Obama signed the much ballyhooed 1079-page government-growth-ulus bill that neither he nor Congress had time to read before enacting it into law. As one of their We the People bosses, Gamecock suggests a group reading on the order of the “reading the Bible through in a year” programs or public library book clubs. For instance, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library is | Read More »
Black History (at Howard University last) Month
The Pathology (of the left, and especially in Black America) III There was a time for widespread government initiated affirmative action and Black History Month. That time passed over twenty years ago, with the election of Barack Obama as the first black President being the result of the proof of the passing of the need, not the cause. The underlying reason for the need was | Read More »