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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...
  • "OBAMA MISSION TO ASIA BASICALLY A FAILURE" (Japan JNN Network TV News Video) My Translation

    11/14/2010 8:24:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 83 replies
    JNN (Tokyo Broadcast Networking Evening News Clip, Japan) ^ | 15 November 2010 | JNN (Tokyo Broadcasting Network)
    Go to the Link HERE.Stream the one minute report--by hitting the white triangle in center of page, showing Obama meandering throughout Asia country by country, but ending on the tone that "his Asian trip basically accomplished little", and saying that President Obama now heads into a weakened situation back home with the emboldened and multiplied Republicans waiting for him in D.C.Most computers can stream this short JNN video, voice over is in Japanese but good visuals of Obama "in action"; it will be up for a day or two.
  • ABC News: Obama Strikes Out in Asia

    11/14/2010 7:08:41 AM PST · by libstripper · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 13, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News: Obama Strikes Out in Asia
  • The Fastidious President

    11/14/2010 6:37:40 AM PST · by libstripper · 15 replies · 1+ views
    London Review of Books ^ | November 13, 2010 | David Bromwich
    The Afghan war looks as if it will outlast the Obama presidency, and if it does the largest single reason will be Obama’s choice of Robert Gates as secretary of defence. Gates worked under William Casey, the director of the CIA at the time of the Iran-Contra scandal. His nomination by Ronald Reagan to head the CIA was thwarted by suspicions of his complicity in covert operations in Nicaragua. * * * [T]he charge of elitism against Obama finds some basis in fact. He shares with his economic advisers the view that wealth is created by the banks and money...
  • A Fashionable Radical's Lament: "The Fastidious President"

    11/14/2010 6:23:09 AM PST · by libstripper · 14 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 13, 2010 | Martin Peretz
    wonder why a Yale professor of English, David Bromwich, would put his fastidious critique LINK of our “fastidious” president in the oh, so chic London Review of Books. It certainly isn’t to convince voters. Still, the truth is that I agree with some of his 4500 word essay. And the rest? Well, it is instructive to read. And paradigmatic of the left’s new antagonism to Barack Obama. Which is an expression of its shock that, as candidate for president, he was reckless with his promises, cynical, and intoxicated by his own words. I don’t think that he lied exactly.
  • Restoring American Stature Abroad

    11/14/2010 5:36:23 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | NOvember 14, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    With his characteristic inability to carry his thoughts to a logical conclusion, President Obama seems to have missed that his constant denigration of his own country and apologies for its actions (which, in fact, required none) diminish not just the USA, but its leader, as well. Apparently, he thought such conduct would make him appear greater than us, when, in fact, it only reduces his own power abroad. So, the man we were told by his supporters would restore American stature abroad has diminished our standing and his in one stroke. He seems not to understand that in cutting us...
  • President Screw-Up

    11/14/2010 2:40:33 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 57 replies
    Sunday, November 14, 2010 | cc
    This guy has the lead touch. Next time your liberal friends tell you what a great leader Obama is, just point to what happened in Asia last week. One of the main purposes of the Asia trip was to sign a free-trade agreement with South Korea. The deal had already been fully negotiated (under Bush), was all set to go, it just needed the President's signature. So what does Know-It-All do? He tries to renegotiate the terms to be more friendly to his union buddies back home. End result? Talks collapse, no trade deal. Obama heads home empty-handed - again....
  • "Government" - a Myth

    10/10/2010 9:20:40 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 9 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 10-11-10 | stolinsky
    We waited in line at the Post Office while workers stood around chatting. We waited three hours at DMV to renew our vehicle registration, after they deposited our mailed-in check but failed to process the renewal. We were mystified by incomprehensible tax forms that we had to sign under criminal penalties. We watched TV and saw reports of children returned to abusive parents − or simply lost − by what is euphemistically called Child Protective Services. We wondered what kind of thoughtless, negligent, uncaring people could act like that. We wondered how they could hold government jobs. If we empower...
  • Able Danger Cover Up Smells Like Classic Clinton

    10/06/2010 10:10:12 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Verumserum ^ | October 5, 2010
    Ed at Hot Air has been on this story for a long time. Here’s how he sums it up: Did a database-mining operation, jointly conducted by the military and intelligence communities, identify Mohammed Atta as a member of al-Qaeda and a potential threat to the US? Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer insisted that it did, and has spent the years since writing a book about the data mining and the denials from the Department of Defense. Thanks to Catherine Herridge at Fox, this story is heating up again: At least five witnesses questioned by the Defense Department’s Inspector General told Fox...
  • Two L.A. agencies get $111 million in stimulus funds but have created only 55 jobs

    09/28/2010 5:47:48 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 28, 2010
    Two Los Angeles departments have received $111 million in federal stimulus funds yet have created only 55 jobs so far, according to a pair of reports issued Thursday by City Controller Wendy Greuel. The reports conclude that the agencies, Public Works and Transportation, moved too slowly in spending the federal money, in part because of the time it takes to secure approval of government contracts. The two agencies plan to create or retain a combined 264 jobs once all the money is spent, according to the reports. With unemployment above 12%, city officials should move more urgently to cut red...
  • How Democratic Congress threw away advantage over GOP

    09/02/2010 12:24:02 PM PDT · by freespirited · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 09/01/10 | Byron York
    Many political observers were stunned by the new Gallup poll showing the Republican party with a 10-point advantage in the so-called "generic ballot" question. Now we have a better idea how that happened. According to new, more detailed Gallup numbers, Democratic advantages on issues like health care, the economy, and handling corruption in government have simply disappeared. Democratic leads that were enormous when the party took control of Congress in 2006 have dwindled to nothing or have now become Republican advantages. The most striking example is in health care. Back in October 2006, just before Democrats won control of Congress,...
  • Obama Wrecked Iraq

    08/31/2010 2:03:57 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 31, 2010 | John Bolton
    Bush’s former ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, on how Obama screwed up his predecessor’s handiwork in Iraq, the coming regional arms conflict — and what the president should say in his speech tonight about his decision to withdraw American troops. President Obama has an opportunity in Tuesday’s Oval Office address on Iraq to show that he has finally learned something about American security in the hard world of international geostrategy. Of course, if he did, it would mean abandoning much of what he advocated during his election campaign, reversing many of his most-prized policies since his inauguration, disappointing his...
  • Obama pledges Gulf support on Katrina anniversary

    08/29/2010 3:23:54 PM PDT · by FatherofFive · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2010 | ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer
    NEW ORLEANS – Five years after Hurricane Katrina's wrath, President Barack Obama sought to reassure disaster-weary Gulf Coast residents Sunday that he would not abandon their cause. "My administration is going to stand with you, and fight alongside you, until the job is done," Obama said to cheers at Xavier University, a historically black, Catholic university that was badly flooded by the storm.
  • Amateur Hour at CNN: Error-Filled Chyron During Beck Rally

    08/28/2010 5:26:06 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 28, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    There is something about CNN and the people writing chyrons for the alleged "most trusted name in news" with the "best political team on television." Last week, these geniuses clarified the White House's position on President Barack Obama's religion. However on CNN Aug. 28 coverage of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally, which CNN reporters and anchors seemingly held their nose up and reported on throughout the event, the chyron on the screen was something likened to one of those parlor games where you circle the numerous errors involved. (h/t Inside Cable News) ...more...
  • Video of Government Official Claiming Unprotected Footbridge Over The Rio Grande Not A Foot Bridge

    08/20/2010 8:04:24 AM PDT · by Tina Grazier · 7 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 8/20/10 | Tom Hawks
    Check out this video about a foot bridge from Mexico to America that is NOT GUARDED. When aske about it a government official say, "It is not a foot bridge, it is a grade control structure". Just before that they show you the a part of the pathetic $2.4 billion Fence they built that anyone can drive around. It's just my opinion, but we need every Republican to run a portion of this report in their campaign commercials to show the incompetence of a centralized government. Link to video of what a Government official claims is not a foot bridge...
  • Desperate Dems skip issues, rely on personal attacks

    08/19/2010 3:12:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/2010 | Fred Barnes
    The Democratic strategy in the 2010 election is simple: Change the subject. And given the subject on everyone’s mind, who can blame them? That subject is the economy and related matters like spending, the deficit, debt, and President Obama. These are the last things Democrats want to talk about. Instead, they’d like to reduce each race for the House and Senate to the personal level. Their aim is to emphasize the individual flaws of Republican candidates. In the Democratic game plan, the economy and national issues are taboo. This microstrategy is one of pure desperation. It’s all that’s left when...
  • CNN: Obama losing to generic Republican challenger 45/50

    08/13/2010 11:09:41 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    It’s still far too early to start debating the nomination for the 2012 presidential election — and for that, Barack Obama can be grateful, at least for a while. In the latest CNN poll, voters overwhelmingly support his renomination … but not his re-election. Instead, half of all voters prefer a generic Republican, while Obama only gets 45%, as Hotline digs into the history: Pres. Obama trails a generic GOPer in a WH ‘12 re-election bid, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released today. Among registered voters, fully half, 50%, said they were more likely to vote for...
  • The Worst Federal Disaster Response in Our Nation’s History

    08/12/2010 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Bratch · 12 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | August 12th, 2010 | Rory Cooper
    President Obama wishes everyone would stop talking about the oil spill. His federal government’s response has been incompetent at best, malevolent at worst. Yet, lacking any evidence of a credible response, Obama still sent Carol Browner to the Gulf on a victory lap last week after oil stopped appearing on beaches and the water’s surface. But while the Obama administration is doing victory laps, more news of their botched efforts are coming to light. Case in point: reports out today show that the government tried to silence scientists from the University of South Florida who had discovered a 6-mile-wide plume...
  • It’s About Our Poverty Stupid!

    07/26/2010 9:43:50 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 2 replies · 1+ views
    CDS ^ | 7/25/2010 | Al Boese
    Our poverty and debt burden is wearing us down, our confidence is waning and we see no path out of the morass. Individuals and businesses are faced with unprecedented uncertainty. We are the deer in the headlights; just standing there, stationary and static in our behavior. As we survey the landscape, we view crumbling infrastructure, businesses are choosing not to invest in growth, sitting on $1.8 trillion of cash, some of our neighbors’ houses are either foreclosed or in a short sale because they are under- or completely unemployed, or recklessly indebted. Small businesses are not able to obtain or...
  • Why Eric Holder Will Not Last

    07/25/2010 5:47:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall ^ | 7-25-10 | Kevin McCulloch
    There may be more incompetent Attorneys General who have served Presidential administrations in U.S. History, but few if any of them have had a worse record than the present head of the Justice Department. And should the miraculous happen, and President Obama do the unthinkable, and cut taxes for small businesses, and thereby win re-election in 2012, I wouldn't expect to see Mr Holder make it to term number two. In blunder after blunder the President has already repeatedly been forced to back away from the decision making at the Justice Department. But the trail of disasters has left legal...
  • Oil Spill Timeline Video Highlights Obama’s Incompetence

    07/15/2010 11:13:37 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 6 replies
    CDS ^ | 7/15/2010 | B. Chrysostom
    A new video produced by RightChange.com highlights the reckless incompetence of Obama’s lack of leadership and effective response to the BP oil spill disaster. Using images, video clips, and information about Obama’s activities in the 70 days since the BP Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico. The video timeline is a powerful condemnation of Obama’s inability to act as President, deal with reality, and help with this massive crisis.
  • Social Security mix-up results in widow's windfall

    07/11/2010 5:49:53 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribb ^ | July 11, 2010 | Jon Yates
    Fran Lubelchek and the Social Security Administration have a long and twisted history. When the 70-year-old retired schoolteacher began receiving benefits five years ago, the government miscalculated her monthly payment. By the time it realized the error years later, Social Security had overpaid the Northbrook resident by roughly $14,000. To pay the money back, Lubelchek and Social Security worked out a deal. Because she received a teacher's pension, her correct monthly Social Security payment was small, about $100. To repay the $14,000, Lubelchek agreed to receive no monthly benefit until she was almost 85. She thought she had everything squared...
  • RNC confirms Michael Steele will remain chairman

    07/07/2010 6:52:38 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/07/10 | Cheis Moody
    Despite numerous calls for his resignation over comments made criticizing the war effort in Afghanistan, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will not step down, RNC spokesman Doug Heye confirmed Tuesday. Steele will stay on as the head of the committee amid criticism from Senate Republicans who took to the airwaves over the weekend to condemn his comments that the war in Afghanistan could not be won. Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina appeared on the Sunday talk shows to discuss the chairman’s fate as leader of the Republican Party. Appearing on...
  • CBS on-going poll, "Rate the President"

    07/06/2010 5:52:27 AM PDT · by 4buttons · 44 replies
    CBS News.com ^ | 6 July, '10 | CBS News
    With President Obama completing his first year in office this week, we are giving you the chance to weigh in on how you think he has done on the job. Below are 10 categories for you to give the president your grade (in A-F format), including an overall grade at the end. Cast your grades below, and then explain your marks in the comments area below.
  • Cynthia Tucker: 'Steele Would've Been Fired Long Time Ago Were He Not Black'

    07/04/2010 2:52:42 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 80 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/04/10 | Noel Sheppard
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker on Sunday said that Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele "is a self-aggrandizing, gaffe-prone incompetent who would have been fired a long time ago were he not black." Chatting with ABC's Jake Tapper during the Roundtable segment of today's "This Week" about Steele's recent remarks concerning Afghanistan, Tucker went even further with what many would consider overt racism. "The irony is that he never would have been voted in as Chairman of the Republican Party were he not black" JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Cynthia, you once called, let me underline "You" once called Michael Steele an...
  • When Folks Stop Liking Barry

    06/28/2010 2:58:15 AM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    President Obama's image of leadership flounders in the Gulf of Mexico. While Governor Jindal displays the true qualities of leadership, our president is stuck in Saul Alinksy gear, demonizing a foreign corporation instead of actually doing anything constructive. Disgust at Obama's genuine incompetence at this genuine ecological disaster stretches across party lines and the ideological spectrum. Barry blames Bush for everything about our dismal economy. A partisan rubber-stamp Congress has given Obama the wild and wasteful expenditures which his childish, failed, quasi-Keynesian witches' brew prophesies will spend us into prosperity. It hasn't worked. Now, oddly, congressmen facing electoral apocalypse have...
  • An American Chernobyl?

    06/24/2010 3:18:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2010 | Jim Mahoney
    The calamity in the Gulf has the markings of the disaster that led to the demise of the Soviet Union. Our federal government led by our god-like president, an omnipotent structure in the starry eyes of many, shows itself to be an incompetent, uncoordinated monster, capable only of interfering with productive efforts to salvage our coastlines and livelihoods. The once-Olympian Obama is reduced to a sniveling nebbish bemoaning his inability to suck it all up with a straw. The whole spectacle is too familiar to anyone who's ever tried to develop a productive enterprise. Such people see the same bureaucratic...
  • Obama's Washington: What Hath Harvard Wrought!

    06/24/2010 3:14:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2010 | Stuart Schwartz
    It is time to put together an intervention. Form a new group, call it "Idiots Anonymous," and open it to anyone in the Obama administration with a diploma from an elite university. If you have an Ivy League degree, you get to attend meetings at no charge. And if you're from Harvard...well, you're large and in charge of the meetings. Of course, don't expect the meetings to accomplish much. Generally, self-anointed smart people succeed largely in making themselves comfortable at the expense of what the BP chairman recently described as "small people." Witness the White House entertainment budget and growth...
  • Don't stop with McChrystal

    06/24/2010 3:01:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 24, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama yesterday fired Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top US commander in Afghanistan, replac ing him with Gen. David Petraeus. Obama, as commander-in-chief, had the right both in law and in custom to do so -- and, given McChrystal's injudicious remarks to a Rolling Stone reporter, it's no surprise that he did just that. We wish the president had retained McChrystal -- a brilliant field commander who is highly regarded by many political leaders in the region. At the same time, Obama did well in selecting Petraeus to assume battlefield leadership in Afghanistan. Time and again, Petraeus has proved...
  • Subpoena Barack Obama... (Drinking with Bob Rant)

    06/20/2010 6:18:08 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Drinking With Bob via YouTube ^ | 18 June 2010 | Bob
    Bob is a great man. He might blow a gasket someday, but his rants from his basement lawn chair are worth checking in on every once in a while. Some of his comments are spot on.
  • Dunkirk Evacuation Delayed For Safety

    06/18/2010 9:37:30 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 12 replies · 606+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | June 18th, 2010 | Rand Simberg
    June 1, 1940 DOVER (Routers) The evacuation of British and French troops from the besieged French city of Dunkirk was halted today, over concerns that many of the private vessels that had been deployed for the task were unsafe for troop transport. Government officials ordered all soldiers to hold their places on the harbour waterfront and beaches, and those in the water were told to hold up boarding as well, until the various fishing and pleasure vessels could be inspected by the Home Guard, to ensure that there were sufficient life vests, fire extinguishers and other safety devices on each...