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Archive for 18 November 2009
What does ‘first time homebuyers’ have to do with health care?
Sen. Mitch McConnell’s statement:
“While Americans have been clear about their opposition to thousand-page bills for new government programs, it’s now abundantly clear that Democrats haven’t been listening. This is yet another trillion-dollar experiment, but it is not what Americans bargained for.
“This bill has been behind closed doors for weeks. Now, it’s America’s turn, and this will not be a short debate. Higher premiums, tax increases and Medicare cuts to pay for more government—the American people know that is not reform.”
At the End of the Day, Diversity Has Jumped the Shark
by Ann Coulter
It cannot be said often enough that the chief of staff of the United States Army, Gen. George Casey, responded to a massacre of 13 Americans in which the suspect is a Muslim by saying: “Our diversity … is a strength.”
As long as the general has brought it up: Never in recorded history has diversity been anything but a problem. Look at Ireland with its Protestant and Catholic populations, Canada with its French and English populations, Israel with its Jewish and Palestinian populations.
Or consider the warring factions in India, Sri Lanka, China, Iraq, Czechoslovakia (until it happily split up), the Balkans and Chechnya. Also look at the festering hotbeds of tribal warfare — I mean the beautiful mosaics — in Third World hellholes like Afghanistan, Rwanda and South Central, L.A.
“Diversity” is a difficulty to be overcome, not an advantage to be sought. True, America does a better job than most at accommodating a diverse population. We also do a better job at curing cancer and containing pollution. But no one goes around mindlessly exclaiming: “Cancer is a strength!” “Pollution is our greatest asset!”
Citing an interview the President gave to White House correspondent Chip Reid, at the top of Wednesday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith declared: “An outraged President Obama says heads may roll when he returns from Asia, telling CBS News he’s furious over leaks about Afghanistan.” The leaks in question have highlighted the administration’s inaction on the war.
Rather than press the President on why he has failed to make a decision on Afghanistan, in the taped interview, Reid explained: “I asked the President if he’s as angry as Defense Secretary Robert Gates about all of the leaks coming out of his administration about the Afghanistan deployment decision.” Obama replied: “I think I’m probably angrier than Bob Gates about it….For people to be releasing information during the course of deliberations, where we haven’t made final decisions yet, I think, is not appropriate.” Reid followed up: “Is it a firing offense?” Obama responded: “Absolutely.”
After the interview clip, co-host Maggie Rodriguez was glad to see the President putting his foot down: “Good to hear that he has a zero tolerance policy on the leaks. That is no joke.”
What is the massive joke is that it was just peachy during the Bush administration to leak national security secrets that put our troops and nation at risk. What they are calling ‘leaks’ is nothing more than what we can ALL see. We don’t need anyone to ‘leak’ information that Obama is wishy washy on Afghanistan. It’s more than just obvious!
A total copy and paste.
Obama Bowing and Scraping His Way Around the Globe.
by J.D. Longstreet
Will someone in Obama’s Regime please take him aside and explain to him that the American President does not, repeat: does not ever, under any circumstances, BOW to another world leader — at anytime or for any reason!
My God, folks, this is past embarrassing. This gives the impression that Obama is representing an America in a state of “submission” to the country to which he, Obama, is bowing!
Then I’d suggest you check out this guy, Richard Behney, candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010. We all need more candidates like this guy to stand up and be counted. If we are going to take our country back, we should support any, and all, REAL conservatives! While you’re checking him out, it might not be a bad idea to kick in a few bucks to his campaign. Running against Evan Bayh, he’s going to need all the help he can get to fight the D.C. political machine.