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Archive for 15 February 2011
In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.
There are many things I could say about the ever so ‘peaceful protests’. I won’t. My anger might get the better of me. I will just say I wish this young lady a speedy recovery. It will take time for the emotional healing, and I pray she will be strong.
Standing in front of a Baltimore County middle school yesterday, President Barack Obama said, “Even as we cut out things that we can afford to do without, we have a responsibility to invest in those areas that will have the biggest impact in our future. And that’s especially true when it comes to education.” Accordingly, the President’s budget includes a $13 billion increase in Department of Education spending from the 2010 budget. But this is hardly the first time a White House has significantly raised education spending.
In fact, since 2001 federal education spending has already increased by 100 percent. And going back to 1970, it has almost tripled. And what have been the results of this federal “investment” in our future? Nothing. Department of Education spending has completely failed to raise student achievement over the past 30 years. This is the story of President Obama’s budget: too much spending, too much taxes, and too much borrowing—all of which has already failed to create jobs today and will make it harder for our children to find jobs in the future.
When I was 11, I was just happy being a kid. Still rode my bike, played with a doll or two, but was out growing it, and was starting to look at boys. THIS? I don’t think I ever knew a kid my age who could have, or would have, done such a thing.
A pretty cool discovery.
Time and time again, the states have said no. Just what part of “NO” is so impossible to understand?
Just think, if Obama had stepped up for the Iranians in 2009, instead of backing the pigs in power, the lives of many would not be in jeopardy. Maybe. We’ll never know, will we. How many have already been murdered for speaking out in Iran?
I can’t say as I blame Canada for wanting to limit their legal immigrants. When a country is being over run by foreigners, especially a certain demographic, you tend to actually LOSE your country to said foreign influence. Sad, but, there it is.
I have no doubt the man has never balanced a checkbook. We know he’s never run a business, is NOT a Constitutional scholar, and when ya get right down to it, is nothing more than a child trying to play grown up, and fairly miserably.
Looks to me like the guy is blowing snot out of his nose. But then, what do I know. Heh.
Insert alcohol, exit any ability for rational thinking.
Hamas threatening the PA with Egyptian style revolt. Gee. Who’da thunk it? The military wing of the Muslim Brotherhood making threats. Gosh.
The role of the First Lady apparently has changed an awful lot. Instead of being a classy lady, with closely held views, allowing the president husband do the job they were elected to do, recent First Lady’s have stepped into the lime light. The current one apparently believes she is better equipped to raise our children than we are. I’m thinking a First Lady’s role is to exude grace and charm, and share some good old fashioned mom wisdom. But then, I guess I’m a tad old fashioned.
Isn’t it a shame that D.C. can’t come up with the same sort of common sense legislation that we’re seeing from Arizona?
Y’know….this sounds like a pretty good way to thank LEOs and clean up abandoned neighborhoods at the same time. I’m sure there’s a drawback somewhere though. When the gubmint is involved, there always is.
Uh….excuse me….but there should be NO taxpayer money going to Planned Parenthood at all! This is a for profit business, and their business is the blood of babies!
Are they not aware of whose Justice Department they are dealing with here? It’s not like the department is full of honorable, or Constitution supporting, people, y’know.
Once again, I will say it! Women do NOT belong in war zones! But, that being said, the lack of action on the part of the military against the accused rapist is a slap in the face of every woman in this country! It shows a real lack of character!
Even Britain has it’s priorities skewed. Instead of cutting all those handouts, they cut on defense. Where is the common sense here? And what kind of ball-less boob notifies someone they’ve been canned through an email? Don’t we have enough guts to go face to face anymore? Jeeeez!
Good economic news for a change. Well, at least for Memphis and Shelby County.
There is something about this that I find really disturbing.
Considering what a major pain air travel has become, how invasive, and down right unconstitutional with all the probes and such, I’m REAL surprised they are predicting a rise, instead of a decline. Oh, and lets not forget the increases in fees for everything from fuel to napkins. We’ve decided, if we can’t drive, we ain’t going.
Wonder how many Code Pink, and commie union types have been ‘training’ those in Bahrain? Middle East = Powder Keg. Fueled by ………????
ISRAEL PREPARES FOR – ANYTHING!
Nuclear Holocaust in the Middle East?
by J. D. Longstreet
In an article by Reuters, Gaddafi is quoted as having said: “All Arab states which have relations with Israel are cowardly regimes.” (SOURCE) He went on to issue a call to Muslim countries to join forces against Western powers.
Now, ordinarily, this would not trouble me a great deal. But, I must tell you, with Obama in the White House, I am convinced the Middle Eastern Madmen feel they have not just an extremely weak, indecisive, leader of the west but, I am also convinced, they see Obama as a friend and an ally.
All the while, Israel, the only county in the Middle East the US can actually consider a friend, is being hung out to dry by the Obama Administration. Obama’s conduct towards Israel is shameful.
Read entire post here.
The U.S. has, sadly, been taken over by a generation of cowards. Yep. I said it. C-O-W-A-R-D-S!
–adjective 2. lacking courage; very fearful or timid. 3. proceeding from or expressive of fear or timidity: a coward cry.
That pretty much covers what we see on a daily basis, don’t you think? Fear of standing up to dictators, for fear of offending someone? Watching students die, in the name of freedom, and standing back, saying and doing nothing, as with Iran a couple of years ago. Yet behaving all bad and bold in support of communists, socialists and islamsists.
There was a time when I remember there were men who were to be looked up to for their leadership, their moral compass in evidence. Now? We look to a bunch of pantywaist weasels for leadership?
Oh, there are heroes out there alright….just none in positions of power. A young man on his way to Afghanistan, voluntarily. The father who gathers up his family to head to church, and bows his head, thanking God for the gifts He has bestowed on him. A young woman, staying at home to raise her own children, instead of foisted them off on the public school system. The kid who works 2 jobs to put himself through college because he doesn’t believe anyone owes him a thing. The police officer that puts his life on the line every day for total strangers, in hope of keeping them safe. The fireman rushing into a burning building to make sure everyone else got out. THESE are heroes.
We look to D.C. for leadership in times of trouble. What we see now, are a large group of men and women, not only creating more trouble, for us, but actually promoting it, as something good. Since when did evil become good, and good evil?
Obama’s policy towards our one true ally in the Middle East has been less than admirable. His lack of standing firm with Israel has emboldened the tin pot dictators and Islamists to even great sword rattling. Their sense is if they attack their “sworn enemy”, the U.S. will sit back, and do nothing. With this current administration, my greatest fear? They are right.
Those making the most noise against Israel, right here in this country, are the ones who believe in nothing. They are not willing to fight and die for families, much less their country. The ‘community organizers’, friends of the Obama administration, rail against how evil Israel is, without ever know how much good they have done in this world. Without Israel, the world will truly collapse, and that includes the U.S. of A.
My advice to the current occupant of the White House? Get your balls out of Michelle’s pocket, figure out where you left your backbone, and stand up like a man. Inform all the sabre rattlers the United States of America will NOT be sitting back, and watching from the sidelines as you threaten, and/or attack Israel. Inform Israel you have been a complete ass, apologize to THEM for you whining, and PROVE YOU ARE AN AMERICAN. Americans don’t bow to the rest of the world, you know.
Well, the current administration might not, but I, for one……