An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 5 January 2011
by Ann Coulter
The Republicans are back in charge in the House of Representatives this week, and not a moment too soon!
Forget “stimulus” bills and “shovel-ready” bailouts (for public school teachers, who need shovels for what they’re teaching), the current financial crisis, which is the second Great Depression, was created slowly and methodically by Democrat hacks running Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the past 18 years.
As even Obama’s treasury secretary admitted in congressional hearings, “Fannie and Freddie were a core part of what went wrong in our system.” And if it’s something Tim Geithner noticed, it’s probably something that’s fairly obvious.
A copy and paste from Michell Malkin:
1. Manage expectations.
2. Serve the people, not the press.
4. Neutralize Alinsky’s avenging angels: Counter the human shield strategy early and often.
5. Don’t fall prey to Chicken Little Syndrome again. Don’t.
6. Never forget: Government does not “create jobs.” Politicians don’t create jobs. You are there to stop government from killing jobs in the name of “reform,” the “children,” “emergencies,” global warming, hope, change, etc., etc., etc.
7. Obstruction is not a dirty word.
8. Don’t be afraid to say it: Take Your Olive Branch and Shove It, Democrats.
9. Show, don’t tell: Transparency. Accountability. Integrity. When you fail, you’ll be called out. The “R” after your name doesn’t give you immunity. Ever.
10. This is your oath of office. Live it: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
And don’t you freakin’ forget it!
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday rebuffed suggestions that U.S. airports should adopt the practices of airports in Israel, calling the Israeli air travel system “a very different model.”
Yeah…different. Their systems is a heck of a lot better!
“We share a common goal, which is to protect the people of our countries from terror or other attacks,” Napolitano told Fox News ahead of a tour of security facilities at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport. But there are many differences in the United States system versus Israel. Part of that is driven by sheer size.”
I’ve been through security at U.S. airports, in a variety of cities. Lucky for me, I have not been through any with the ‘enhanced’ BS. And I won’t either! I’ve also been through Israeli security, both in the airports and on their borders. If anybody knows how to do security, it’s the Israelis! They are efficient, professional, and actually, quite friendly. I can NOT say the same for a great many of those who are running the show at our airports. Some are, yes, but a great many I found quite rude, appeared ill trained, and to have power issues.
Critics of U.S. security methods, particularly full body scans and the so-called “invasive pat down” used by the Transportation Security Administration, have called for American airports to adopt Israeli-style security measures, which rely heavily on behavioral profiling of travelers.
But Napolitano said that what is effective in Israel, a nation of 7.3 million, wouldn’t necessarily work for 310 million Americans.
So? You adapt. Heaven forbid if you offend a potential terrorist! But, it’s ok to violate the 4th Amendment, eh, Janet? If you hadn’t noticed, it’s not granny or a 12 year old, that is going to blow up a plane. Profiling has worked pretty well for the Israelis. I know, I got profiled. And ya know what? It did not bother me one little bit! But then, I’m not a raving lunatic, hell bent on murdering anyone for my religion.
Ben-Gurion is Israel’s only major international airport. The United States, however, has 450 such facilities. Plus, about 11 million people pass through Israeli airports each year, while 70 times that many passengers go through American airports each year.
And? You increase the security personal and check points according to the number of people who pass through each airport. It really isn’t that complicated. Not to mention, you need to actually TRAIN these people! And more than just a couple of hours!
“So there’s a very big difference in terms of size and scale,” said Napolitano, who granted Fox News exclusive access to join her on a week-long, security-focused trip to Europe and the Middle East.
Oh yeah…there’s a HUGE difference. It’s the difference between professional competence, and inefficient weasels….kind of like YOU Nappy! THEY would be the professionals, in case you had any doubts.
So, possibly the worst spokesman for the worst POTUS, is going bye bye! The only question I have….what took so long?? Honestly, I didn’t think Robert Gibbs would last more than a few months, yet, nearly two years later, he was still umming and uh’ing his way through what they laughingly call press conferences. Now, I can’t blame all his incompetence on him. He did, after all, work for the king of incompetence….