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  • Gaddafi has a long history as a killer — and must be stopped

    03/15/2011 7:58:12 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 15, 2011
    ... If (Gaddafi) wins the current civil war, he will kill his enemies. A bloodbath is coming...He can be stopped, though. When President Ronald Reagan retaliated for the La Belle attack by bombing Libya, Gaddafi got the message and quieted down. When Gaddafi saw that America went after Saddam Hussein’s (suspected) weapons of mass destruction, he rid himself of his own. He even paid reparations for the Pan Am 103 bombing. Moammar Gaddafi is a madman, but not mad. ...it would be productive if the Obama administration got its marbles out of its mouth. Its pronouncements thus far have been...
  • Deadly Incompetence ( Read obama)

    03/06/2011 6:25:55 AM PST · by no-llmd · 4 replies
    The Strata Sphere ^ | 3-4-11 | AJ Strata
    Obama’s ignorant roosters are coming home to roost. The primary fallacy with the left is they are far more impressive intellects in their own minds than in reality. (snip) Obama is never going to survive his mountain of screw ups, built up by his legion of liberal egomaniacs
  • President Obama fiddles as the world burns

    03/06/2011 6:11:45 AM PST · by FredJake · 23 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/5/2011 | Joe Newby
    Legend has it Emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned. True or not, the story serves as a fitting analogy for current events. The world is on fire. Meanwhile, President Obama dithers and fiddles. From the Middle East to the American Midwest, people are angry and up in arms. In the Middle East, one country – Egypt – has already experienced regime change at the hands of street protesters, and another is embroiled in a civil war. Unrest has broken out in almost all of the Arab countries in the region. In the United States, Democrats, progressives, socialists and other far-left...
  • The Great Depression 2.0

    03/05/2011 1:25:22 PM PST · by bray · 7 replies
    self | 3/5/11 | bray
    For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your LOVE for all the saints, Eph 1:15 All the stops are being pulled to avoid the Obama Depression settling into the discussion. This economic disaster would be tragic if it wasn’t intentional. From the moment he and his radical buddies took over the helm of this great ship of Freedom they have pushed to destroy the capitalistic model and replace it with a communist dictatorship and now we have the results. As gas becomes a scarcer and scarcer commodity everyone will be punished equally...
  • Obama's Pathetic Response to Libya

    02/24/2011 9:40:56 AM PST · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 24, 2011 | Elliot Abrams
    With a thousand Libyans (and perhaps many more) dead already from the Qaddafi regime’s attacks on its own population, and with reports of thousands of mercenaries and militiamen streaming toward Tripoli, President Obama finally spoke to the nation about this violence on Wednesday afternoon. He announced solemnly that he was sending Secretary of State Clinton to Geneva to visit the U.N. Human Rights Council and “hold consultations”—next Monday! But fear not: Undersecretary of State Bill Burns is apparently traveling sooner than that to “several stops in Europe” and then even in the actual Middle East, to “intensify our consultations.” This...
  • Caligula USA

    02/24/2011 9:04:12 AM PST · by Silverfiddle · 1 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 24 Feb 2011 | Silverfiddle
    Our public servants have become the master. Federal, state and municipal governments across this great land have gone mad with power. Instead of facing the facts and engaging in an adult conversation with the taxpayers, we get crap like this... PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two children were killed in a fire in the city’s Olney section Tuesday, and now an official from the firefighters’ union is questioning if Philadelphia’s cost-cutting “brownouts” of fire companies played a role. If government officials cannot manage cuts and downsizing without risking the lives and safety of citizens they’ve sworn to serve, they need to...
  • 64% say government workers should not be represented by a union

    02/19/2011 3:31:03 AM PST · by Scanian · 43 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 19, 2011 | Rick Moran
    I was shocked when I saw this number. The gravy train is really over for public employee unions. Citizens are sick to death of their strikes, threats of strikes, whining, caterwauling, and incompetence. It wouldn't be this bad probably, if government, at any level, worked. But Americans look at the cluster fark that government has become and wonder why we are paying these bozos so much? Politico: "A new poll from the Washington-based Clarus Group asked: Do you think government employees should be represented by labor unions that bargain for higher pay, benefits and pensions ... or do you think...
  • Mubarak tells Israeli official that Obama doesn't know what he's doing

    02/13/2011 7:55:58 AM PST · by Innovative · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 13, 2011 | Rick Moran
    "He had very tough things to say about the United States," said Ben-Eliezer, a member of the Labor Party who has held talks with Mubarak on numerous occasions while serving in various Israeli coalition governments. "He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: 'We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that's the fate of the Middle East,'" Ben-Eliezer said. "'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'" he quoted Mubarak as saying. Meanwhile, Doug Schoen,...
  • Obama Administration Corrects Clapper's Claim That Muslim Brotherhood Is 'Secular'

    02/11/2011 11:09:57 AM PST · by forty_years · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/11/2011 | FoxNews.com
    The Obama administration took the rare step Thursday of correcting its own intelligence chief [Clapper] after the official claimed Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is "largely secular." ...During a televised interview in December alongside other top security officials, Clapper was stumped when asked about a major set of terror arrests in Great Britain. ...
  • Is Ben Bernanke A Liar, A Lunatic Or Is He Just Completely And Totally Incompetent?

    02/10/2011 11:14:54 AM PST · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Did you see Ben Bernanke's testimony before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday? It was quite a show. Bernanke seems to believe that if he just keeps on repeating the same mantras over and over that somehow they will become true. Bernanke insists that the economy is getting much better, that quantitative easing will lower long-term interest rates, that all of this money printing by the Federal Reserve is not causing inflation and that the Fed knows exactly what needs to be done to dramatically reduce unemployment inside the United States. So is anyone out there still actually buying what...
  • Obama Regime Incompetence Illustrated in Botched Egypt Crisis

    02/09/2011 11:29:53 PM PST · by Candor7 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    EIB Network ^ | 2/9/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The regime. And Egypt. First let's go to audio sound bite number three. We have a montage here of the regime's flip-flops and mixed messages on Egypt. This is an anatomy of a botched foreign policy. What you're gonna hear here is the illustration of the definition of incompetence. JOE BIDEN: (January 27, 2011) Mubarak has been an ally of ours in a n-number of things. I would not refer to him as a dictator. MRS. CLINTON: (January 30, 2011) It's not a question of who retains power. That should not be the issue. You cannot keep...
  • President Obama Signs START Treaty, Doesn't Allow Reporters in the Room

    02/03/2011 7:42:01 AM PST · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 3, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama signed the START nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia this morning. Despite the great attention the president has devoted to this treaty -- and the vast coverage of the treaty negotiations by the media -- the White House refused to allow reporters or TV cameras in the room. Still photographers were the only representatives of the free press permitted to record the historic moment. Those cameras captured President Obama signing the documents, seated at the Resolute Desk. Behind him stood Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,...
  • CA: State auditor finds thousands lost to incompetence (and ineptitude)

    01/19/2011 11:51:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/19/11 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Sacramento - An incompetent prison psychiatrist was kept on the state payroll at a cost to taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars, while a state worker with a drinking problem stuffed confidential documents in her desk and took other papers home to avoid doing the work, according to a semi-annual report released by the California State Auditor on Tuesday. The audit, the result of tips to a state whistle-blower hot line, found eight instances of what Auditor Elaine Howle called substantiated allegations of improper governmental activities. Instances of improper spending and incompetence by workers created costs of just over...
  • Urban Dictionary has a new entry: Dupnik (Sheriff Dupnik!)

    01/14/2011 7:48:51 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies
    urbandictionary.com ^ | Friday January 14, 2011
    1. Dupnik - (v.) to attempt to cover up one's own duplicity or guilt by publicly and loudly deflecting blame onto others that had no demonstrable involvement. "When my boss questions my lack of task completion, I dupnik my co-workers in order to avoid a reprimand." 2. Dupnik (n.) a buffoon, simpleton, uninformed individual that runs his/her mouth without rhyme or reason and has no idea of what they are talking about. Usually a self professed expert, short on knowledge, but is full of cr*p. dude A: That tech at the apple store had no idea of what she was...
  • Pittsburgh man latest to have home accidentally demolished

    01/06/2011 9:39:18 AM PST · by Cowman · 10 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | Wed Jan 5, 3:47 pm ET | Brett Michael Dykes
    The American dream of home ownership didn't exactly exit the last decade on a high note, with the mortgage sector on still-shaky ground, the housing market stagnating and foreclosures at historic highs. So it was gratuitously devastating for Andre Hall of Pittsburgh -- who was in the process of reclaiming a foreclosed property, no less -- to return from the holidays to discover that the city had accidentally demolished his property.... "I don't come for a week over the holiday, and as soon as I come back, I see a backhoe on top of the house," he said. "Why did...
  • Northern Ireland water crisis: 'another week before water can be reconnected'

    12/30/2010 8:04:15 AM PST · by La Lydia · 11 replies · 6+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | December 30, 2010
    An extra 250 megalitres are being pumped into the system every day, Northern Ireland Water said today, but most of it is being lost in leakages from burst pipes. About 32,000 properties will be affected today but the situation is improving in Belfast. Ministers in Northern Ireland are to hold an emergency meeting to discuss how to help the tens of thousands of people who have been left without running water for days. The Stormont executive is due to meet as pressure mounts on ministers to sack senior managers of Northern Ireland Water (NIW) over their handling of the leaking...
  • Let Pollard Go! - An Appeal for Clemency

    12/05/2010 5:37:54 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 38 replies
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | December 5, 2010 | Ari Bussel & Norma Zager
    Uniting Behind a Cause by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager There is no better example of “taking the key and throwing it away” than the way we deserted Jonathan Pollard. Most all of us at least. Pollard, who admitted to spying for Israel, has been in top security American prison since 1986. If only he were charged and found guilty more recently, under a President who loathes Israel, than when Ronald Reagan was the 40th US President (1981—1989). Three months ago, following a long sting operation by the FBI, ten Russians were charged spying for Russia in the United States....
  • GOP Rep. Peter King: Obama’s ‘Upbringing’ Keeps Him From Acting Against Wikileaks

    11/30/2010 9:48:54 AM PST · by La Lydia · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2010 | Tommy Christopher
    In a radio interview for The Steve Malzberg Show, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) continued the political haymaking that has attended the latest Wikileaks document dump. King told Malzberg that President Obama isn’t as upset “as he should be” over the leak, and came close to suggesting that Obama and members of the administration view Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as some kind of hero. He makes this leap by comparing Assange to Daniel Ellsberg, and asserting that Obama’s “political upbringing” makes it “difficult to take action against someone who is the logical descendent” of Ellsberg....
  • WikiLeaks: Liberals Grow Up

    11/29/2010 5:22:56 PM PST · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 29, 2010 | Brett Stephens
    <p>So WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is guilty of "a reckless action which jeopardizes lives." That's according to John Kerry, on this week's unauthorized release of a huge tranche of State Department cables. Confronted with a previous Wiki-avalanche, the senator took a more sanguine view: "However illegally these documents came to light," he intoned in July, "they raise serious questions about the reality of America's policy toward Pakistan and Afghanistan."</p>
  • Youngstown rapist escapes due to judicial incompetence ( Ohio )

    11/21/2010 10:39:24 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Trumbull County Conservative Examiner ^ | November 21st, 2010 | John Hull
    A 30 year old Youngstown man facing 13 years in prison on a plea agreement has escaped after being allowed 3 weeks at home prior to his sentence commencing. Lexter Williams and 3 others, burst into a Livingston St home on January 22, 2009, demanding money and valuables from the occupants. While the others held the men at gunpoint, Williams, who was also armed, took a female into the basement and raped her. Williams was charged with 5 counts of Aggravated Robbery, 4 counts of Kidnapping, and 1 count each of Rape and Having Weapons While Under Disability, which could...