Karl Rove: End Policy Of Korean Reunification
Karl Rove said something on Fox News Sunday that caught my attention. And no, it wasn’t his remarks about Sarah Palin. I am so over “High School Level Drama Bombs” at my age. No, he said something on a foreign policy matter. One that rung true to me for some reason. He thought we should end our policy of Korean Reunification. He noted that this | Read More »
Ethics Committee to Review Owens Case
Via POLITICO last night – A $22,000 trip to Taiwan taken by Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) will be reviewed by the House Ethics Committee. According to House rules, the committee has 45 days to review the request and decide whether or not to launch a formal probe or release the investigation. The committee can extend this review period for another 45 days if necessary. Owens released | Read More »
While the Middle East Burns, Border Tensions Grow Between China and Japan
The Obama administration’s Middle Eastern policies have already run into a hard reality check this week. Next, the president’s ability to deal with two Far East powers could be about to receive a life-or-death test.
China and Japan have a longstanding territorial dispute over a small chain of islands known as Senkaku (in Japanese) and Diaoyu (in Chinese). That feud was ratcheted up several notches this week, when the Japanese government decided to purchase the islands from their (Japanese) private owner. China responded by accusing Japan of theft and sending two patrol ships toward the islands.
On Wednesday, the Chinese government laid out “territorial baselines” that is says demonstrate that the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands lie within its territorial waters. Around 8pm EDT Thursday (Friday morning local time), six Chinese vessels disobeyed the Japanese Coast Guard’s orders and entered the waters surrounding the islands (a rollout of media reports was timed to coincide with the action). The Japanese Prime Minister responded by “ordering [his] Ministers to take appropriate actions” in response to the violation. | Read more >>
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News of the day having nothing to do with ‘you know what’.
Here’s a few news items you may have missed. — — — — — Ohio School Cafeterias — Boll Weevils In Noodles And Mold On Strawberries. The items were served anyway. Oh don’t worry though, the noodles were washed and the mold was scraped away. No, this isn’t a joke. Two articles from The Portsmouth (Ohio) Daily Times. New Boston Schools notified parents Friday that | Read More »
Apple iPhone, Obama block Dalai Lama
Things are tough for a Nobel Peace Prize winner these days–for the Dalai Lama, that is. From The Hill’s Technology Blog: Apple blocks Dalai Lama apps in China By Ian Swanson – 12/30/09 09:54 AM ET Apple has blocked iPhone applications related to the Dalai Lama in China. (…) An Apple spokeswoman told PC World that the company must comply with local laws, and that | Read More »
Weakness breeds contempt
Some wonder why it gladdens others that America will not host the 2016 Olympic Games. It’s not that citizens of other countries don’t like us – travel outside the U.S. and you will personally experience the hospitality shown by people in other countries to Americans. No, the problem is we are showing weakness and those who would take our place as “king of the jungle” | Read More »
, North Korea
, Olympic Games
Say good-bye to Taiwan
Now that surrender-monkey statist Democrats run the Presidency, House and Senate, Judiciary, State, DOD, and CIA, there will be no more delay by the enemies of freedom. At home, look for the so-called Fairness Doctrine to be used as a weapon to shut down conservative dissent. It will not succeed but they will surely try it. Also look for the accelerated attempts to socialize everything, | Read More »