The Artful Tax Dodger Goes to China . . .
Merrily, the Artful Tax Dodger, Tim Geithner, scurried off weasel-like to China to persuade their Party faithful to buy American, bonds that is. Witnessing a startling dry bond market, Geithner hoped to ‘prime the pump’ with some personal assurances. Of course, that isn’t the take the Obama administration is adopting. They are instead saying these high level talks are to insure a fruitful dialogue between | Read More »
America’s AAA Rating is at risk per Moody’s. China might ‘Redline’ United States. Maybe ACORN will protest.
www.thepoliticalclass.com America’s AAA Rating is at risk per Moody’s. China might ‘Redline’ United States. Maybe ACORN will protest. So if you borrow so much money that people start to think that you can’t pay it back then your credit rating goes down? You don’t say. Full story here from the Financial Times. Long before the current financial crisis, nearly two years ago, a little-noticed cloud | Read More »
Obama Pays to Treat Alcoholism in Chinese Hookers
Chinese hookers have a drinking problem. Obama has the answer: U.S. Tax money. So it appears that the President of “change” seems to be The One that drunken Chinese prostitutes “have been waiting for.” Our informative friends at CNSNews.com discovered that the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse (NIAA) has been awarded $2.6 million U.S. tax dollars to help train Chinese prostitutes to “drink responsibly on | Read More »
China has ‘canceled US credit card’ according to congressman Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) of the House Appropriations Committee. Break out the printing press.
www.thepoliticalclass.com China has ‘canceled US credit card’ according to congressman Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) of the House Appropriations Committee. Break out the printing press. The AP reports on China’s drop in purchases of U.S. Treasury Notes. Full story here. WASHINGTON (AFP) — China, wary of the troubled US economy, has already “canceled America’s credit card” by cutting down purchases of debt, a US congressman said Thursday. | Read More »
China and the Dalai Lama
According to the Post, China is now “urging” Obama not to meet with the Dalai Lama. This is nothing new, China has been telling world leaders not to meet with the Lama for years. Every president since H.W. Bush has met with the Tibetan leader and ignored the Chinese. BUT that was every president before B.O. This is a no brainer – ignore the Chinese and | Read More »
China spies and why U.S can’t cry
What could possibly be more troubling than a handshake with Chavez or bow to a Saudi king? The notion that we are borrowing trillions from a country who continues to steal state secrets. From today’s Wall St. Journal: WASHINGTON — Computer spies have broken into the Pentagon’s $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project — the Defense Department’s costliest weapons program ever — according to current | Read More »
A World Without Nuclear Arms, Is A World Where Evil Willingly Surrenders All Ambitions
Over in Europe Barack Obama told the the Europeans what Europeans themselves believe in: He plans to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Although, both sides seem to forget actually ridding the world of nuclear weapons, something easier said than done. Look, I’m not a pessimistic person at all, but I am a realist. During the Democratic Primary fellow Hillary Supporters and I were constantly | Read More »
Beijing, Teheran, Building Bridges to Latin America
I frequently complain about Barack Obama not paying enough attention to Latin America. The region affects our security directly, yet the Obama administration gives little sign of recognizing the efforts of China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba and others to build alliances against our interests. Two recent articles help illustrate the dangers. The first deals with Iran’s ongoing efforts to strengthen supporters in Latin America’s large Arab | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — March 19, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/19/obamas-500000-book-bonanza/ EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s $500,000 book bonanza Deal reached 5 days before he took office — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/19/exclusive-chinese-spy-who-defected-tells-all/ EXCLUSIVE: Chinese spy who defected tells all Says mission is to ‘control’ —- http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/19/white-house-cleared-way-for-aig-bonuses/ Treasury cleared way for AIG bonuses More to be doled out to executives at Fannie Mae — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/19/aig-chief-asked-employees-to-return-bonuses/ AIG chief asked employees to return bonuses — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/19/lawmakers-unleash-rage-at-aig-chief/ CURL: Lawmakers unleash rage at AIG — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/19/mortgage-rates-how-low-can-they-go/ | Read More »
Obama says economy is sound
Obama, liberals, Democrats, and the media politicized Americans’ economic fear for their own agenda. Obama rebuked McCain in a debate for his remarks, and now he says the same thing out of national self-preservation.
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Today’s Headlines — March 13, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/13/everyman-obama-hobnobs-socialites/ EXCLUSIVE: Everyman Obama courts socialites A workingman’s White House cultivates Beltway ‘tastemakers’ — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/13/steele-begins-naming-his-team/ Steele begins naming his team Parries charges of being adrift — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/13/obama-technology-pick-on-leave-after-fbi-raid/ Obama appointee on leave after FBI raid 2 men arrested in bribery probe — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/13/fenty-pushes-for-school-vouchers/ EXCLUSIVE: Fenty pushes for school vouchers D.C. mayor breaks with Democrats on Hill — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/13/stimulus-funds-overseer-says-waste-inevitable/ Stimulus overseer: Waste ‘inevitable’ — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/13/china-resolution-pressures-obama/ China resolution | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — March 12, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/12/obama-vows-to-get-tough-on-earmarks/ Obama vows earmark reform — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/12/infighting-knocks-wind-from-energy-plans/ EXCLUSIVE: Infighting knocks wind from energy plans — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/12/china-stocks-up-on-bargain-oil/ EXCLUSIVE: China stocks up on bargain oil Benefits from recession-weakened West — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/12/us-russia-face-tough-discussions-on-weapons/ U.S., Russia face tough discussions on weapons — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/12/state-media-button-lips-over-russian-gaffe/ CURL: State, media ‘button’ lips over Russian gaffe — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/12/sec-considers-cash-bounties-to-whistleblowers/ Feds might offer bounties for market miscreants — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/12/random-drug-tests-test-teacher-privacy-rights/ Teacher reps fight random drug tests Schools adopt | Read More »
Cap And Don’t Trade: Obama May Set Off Trade War With Climate Policy
As anyone who followed the Kyoto Protocols back in the 1990s can tell you, even if you believe that government action to stem carbon emissions would be desirable, Kyoto wasn’t a genuine effort to get a worldwide agreement on limiting emissions: it exempted seven of the world’s eight most populous nations (the U.S. being the lone exception) from its provisions, including rapidly growing economies like | Read More »
The progressive movement’s abandonment of human rights, Part 45.
Here’s the thing: I’ve met Michael Barone. I know that he’s smart. Frighteningly so, in fact. And I know that he pays attention to details, in ways that usually startle the living life out of people who aren’t used to it. In other words, this is an aware guy that we’re talking about. So why the surprise, here? All of which brings to mind the | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — Feb. 18, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/gm-chrysler-seek-22-billion-more-in-loans/ GM, Chrysler seek $22 billion more Automakers press case for restructuring over bankruptcy — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/rancher-cleared-in-rights-case/ Rancher cleared in rights case Arizona jury still awards damages to illegal immigrants — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/spending-the-windfall-wont-be-easy/ Spending the stimulus won’t be easy Agencies’ new money far exceeds their usual budgets — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/at-conservatisms-core-belief-in-us/ PERRY: Belief in individual at conservatism’s core (Part of TWT’s “Reinventing Conservatism” series) — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/ex-border-agents-exit-prison-face-month-of-house-a/ Ex-border agents freed | Read More »