Russian treachery and bullying

    Russians play chess, and the Putin government orchestrated a chess match when it came to Georgia, and they’re levering their actions in Georgia by bullying America into making a choice. The Russian government also has a choice, [i]if[/i] they can get over their bellicosity, paranoia and imperialist tendencies. Ralph Peters has interesting take on Russia’s readiness to invade Georgia:Let’s be clear: For all that US | Read More »

    It’s Time For Congress To Take Stand Against Russian Aggression

    We are the Party of Lincoln and Reagan. This is our moment to stand with Georgia; it is our moment to make a strong moral statement and take action against Russia’s military invasion of a free and sovereign neighbor.Representative Thaddeus McCotter from my home state of Michigan, Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, is rallying members of Congress to have Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvilli | Read More »

    MI Morning Update

     76 Days until Election Day August 20, 2008QUOTE OF THE DAY:"Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his dropof reason."– Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1735)MORNING UPDATE:BEN FRANKLIN AND OBAMA…who knew he had a dream about a guy named Barack Obama so long ago?OBAMA-AYERS…CHICAGO COVER UP…National Review has two stories about the "cover up" by the University of Illinois-Chicago Library not allowing access to | Read More »

    Blogging From Gori

    The team at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has done an outstanding job covering the war between Russia and Georgia. Check out the blog maintained by correspondent Goga Aptsiauri, one of only a handful of journalists reporting from Gori. He’s chronicling the latest developments in central Georgia.

    MI Morning Update

     77 Days until Election Day August 19, 2008MORNING UPDATE:GOV. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS IN MICHIGAN…TOP VP PROSPECT…NO GRANHOLM…I think Obama and the rest of the country have heard enough…if you like what Jennifer Granholm has done for Michigan, you’ll love what Barack Obama will do to America!  No Granholm…No Kwame.McCOTTER LEADS DEMONSTRATION…in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. to condemn Russia’s brutal attack on their sovereign | Read More »

    From Georgia to Georgia

    Everyday this past week, I have watched the news as usual. Everyday I have seen the same four things; Olympics, Georgia Invaded, McCain/Obama, and the hurricane. Not much I can say about a hurricane. I guess I should inset an obligatory congratulation statement for Michael Phelps. So there.The other two news stories, however, fascinate me. Georgia, that’s the one near Russia, is a bit of | Read More »

    Germany Now Supports Georgia NATO Membership

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday reversed course and said Georgia would join NATO: “Georgia will become a member of NATO if it wants to — and it does want to,” she told reporters before talks with Saakashvili in Tbilisi.Merkel is a day late and at least a dollar short. The United States strongly supports Georgia joining NATO, but misgivings from France and Germany have | Read More »

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    MI Morning Update

     79 Days until Election Day August 17, 2008MORNING UPDATE:McCAIN ON GEORGIAN CRISIS… ‘Georgia remains in line for alliance membership, and I hope NATO will move ahead with a membership track for both Georgia and Ukraine. At the same time, we must make clear to Russia’s leaders that the benefits they enjoy from being part of the civilized world require their respect for the values, stability and | Read More »

    MI Morning Update 8-16-2008

    DaysUntil Election Day: 80 August 16, 2008MORNING UPDATE:MICHIGAN MATTERS…taped "Michigan Matters" with Carol Cain, which will air this weekend. "Michigan Matters" airs Saturday on CBS Detroit at 11 a.m. and is repeated on Sunday on CW 50 at 11:00 a.m.  We talk about McCain, Kwame and Russia.HUGHS SULLIVAN LIVE…CANDIDATE FORUMS…CONGRESS HOEKSTRA MONDAY…on August 18th, this Monday, tune in and hear Congressman Pete Hoekstra discuss the | Read More »

    The Bear Goes Berserk

    The cloud of war obscures much, but can anyone imagine a warfaring party that has gone as off the deep end as have the Russians? I mean, consider:A top Russian general said Friday that Poland’s agreement to accept a U.S. missile interceptor base exposes the ex-communist nation to attack, possibly by nuclear weapons, the Interfax news agency reported.The statement by Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn is the | Read More »

    The Chambliss-Graham Hypocrisy

    On August 1st, Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) not only betrayed their conservative base by proudly joining the “Gang of 10’s” economically irrational energy bill, they also exposed themselves as hypocrites on the energy issue. In addition to joining the Gang of 10, Senators Chambliss and Graham signed the letter circulated by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) to protect American Energy Freedom Day | Read More »

    Russia Threatens To Nuke Poland

    From the AP: A top Russian general said Friday that Poland’s agreement to accept a U.S. missile defense battery exposes ex-communist nation to attack, possibly by nuclear weapons, the Interfax news agency reported. The statement by Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn is the strongest threat that Russia has issued against the plans to put missile defense elements in former Soviet satellite nations. Poland and the United States | Read More »

    Obama Eats Ice Cream, Bodysurfs as Russia Rolls Onward

    When the Russian tanks roll westward, what defence for you and me? Colonel Sloman’s Essex Rifles? The Light Horse of L.S.E.? -Philip LarkinYou know this is a “Now watch this drive” moment when even the New York Times is attacking Barack Obama for his horribly timed vacation. The One insists on iced cream, you see: and he will not be interrupted in his quest, not | Read More »

    How Would President Obama Handle Russian Expansion

    Timing is a funny thing. Just a few days ago Russia invaded Georgia, in an attempt to rein in a nascent democracy that Russia has always considered to be within its sphere of influence. And yesterday Poland and the U.S. come to agreement on ballistic missile defense and reciprocal defense. What a curious coincidence, huh?Would a President Obama be willing to commit to the defense | Read More »