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  • The Way We Lead is By Example

    06/24/2009 9:00:00 AM PDT · by Selkirk · 3 replies · 541+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 6/23/2009 | Selkirk
    This week, he decided to take another shot at Tiger Woods, complaining yet again that Tiger doesn't do enough to promote social justice for minorities. In his recent interview for HBO's Real Sports, he said: "He'll run over you, he'll kick your ass, but as an individual for social change, or any of that kind of s*** Terrible. Terrible. Because he can get away with teaching kids to play golf, and that's his contribution. And in the real world, man, I can't teach no kids to play golf and that's my contribution, if I got that kind of power."
  • The GOP's Prejean Moment

    05/18/2009 10:18:29 PM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 1,203+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2009 | George Joyce
    She's young, beautiful, articulate, patriotic, Christian, and most importantly, courageous. To many on the left however Carrie Prejean, the current Miss California, is a bigoted, shameful, and intolerant homophobe. What Carrie Prejean represents, in other words, is a modern day inkblot test of inestimable value to America's frustrated and exiled GOP. If there was ever a time in this modern day Alice in Wonderland cultural climate for conservatives to take a stand on something and shake the political world upside down, that time is now. What can Carrie Prejean do for America and the GOP? For starters, she can drive...
  • The problem with Republicans

    04/24/2009 11:02:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 2,074+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2009 | Howard Underwood
    This past election showed that Republicans in America are in trouble.  The culprit may simply be the public's fatigue with an eight year Republican administration (not to mention the fact that McCain ran a singularly inept campaign).  President Obama's startling ascendency, though, a career trajectory that took place despite the absence of any meaningful resume and the presence of some very eyebrow-raising associates, indicates that the Republican Party's problems run deeper than fatigue and campaign ineptitude. So let's start with a question:  When was the last time America had more registered Republicans than registered Democrats?  1955?  1928?  I don't know...
  • Happy Debt Day: Government to 'Run Out' of Cash Sunday, Earliest Ever

    04/24/2009 1:29:50 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 10 replies · 641+ views
    Fox News / Politics ^ | 04/24/2009 | EagleUSA
    Debt Day comes early this year. Unfortunately, it's nothing to celebrate. The symbolic "holiday," which falls on Sunday, marks the point in the fiscal year when government spending exceeds revenue. In other words, the government will stop making money and start borrowing on Sunday. And it's coming earlier than ever, according to House Minority Leader John Boehner, who's pointing to Debt Day as yet another symptom of a government he says is spending too much, borrowing too much and taxing too much. Last year's Debt Day fell more than three months later, on Aug. 5. "All the revenue for this...
  • Why Obama's Blame Game Must Eventually Fail

    04/21/2009 2:01:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 420+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | April 21, 2009 | Lee Cary
    Our President is working a list of nations he feels we’ve offended and he’s apologizing. Ultimately, that behavior will bite him back. Significant apologies drag sea anchors called consequences. You accidently bump into someone in an elevator and say “I’m sorry.” No consequences, unless they’re psycho. You accidently run over your neighbor’s cat and say “I’m sorry.” There may or may not be consequences, depending on your relationship with your neighbor. You drive drunk and cause an accident injuring others. “I’m sorry” doesn’t ease the consequences. As President Obama apologizes across the globe, eventually some recipients of his apologies will...
  • We Can't Afford It, Mr. President

    04/06/2009 2:38:10 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 445+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 06, 2009 | Judith Anderson
    Polls show that the public is both nervous and angry as political leaders throw together massive financial bailouts. We instinctively know that high levels of public debt are dangerous for our future whether we voted for Obama or McCain in November. Concerned citizens want a sustainable recovery we can believe in not an inflationary quick-fix. We cannot have confidence in economic stimulus and bailouts that look, sound and smell like a giant Ponzi scheme. We have to begin by stipulating that government and many companies and individuals have been living beyond their means for quite some time. There was too...
  • Iraqi Government Assumes Responsibility for All Sons of Iraq, Resolves Delays in Payment

    04/02/2009 4:01:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 190+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Multi-National Corps – Iraq
    BAGHDAD — The Sons of Iraq, security volunteers credited with helping reduce violent attacks and terrorist influence across the country, marked two major milestones Wednesday. Coalition forces completed the final transfer of Sons of Iraq members to Iraqi control, and the Government of Iraq secured the funds to pay back-wages to Sons of Iraq in four provinces. “These are big wins, and they affirm the Government of Iraq’s commitment to the Sons of Iraq,” said Col. Jeffrey Kulmayer, chief of reconciliation, Multi-National Corps – Iraq. The Sons of Iraq, numbering about 92,000 in nine provinces across Iraq, began in 2006...
  • Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity - Guess what? There's a one-ingredient recipe for...

    04/01/2009 4:02:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies · 8,240+ views
    Reason ^ | March 31, 2009 | Baylen Linnekin
    Guess what? There's a one-ingredient recipe for healthier kidsWe’re fat. Really fat. And it’s not just us—it’s our kids, too. Have you seen them? They’re enormous.According to the mantra of obesity experts, however, it’s much like Robin Williams (correctly) told Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting: It’s not your fault. No, it’s not your fault, it’s not our fault, it’s not their fault. Unless “they” are restaurateurs, in which case it is their fault. That’s especially true for chain restaurants—the ones selling McAnything, blooming onions, and the like. They’re killing us by the greasy mouthful.And because it’s their fault, these...
  • NEW ERA OF SPEND & BLAME

    03/27/2009 6:34:06 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 3 replies · 385+ views
    NYPost ^ | 3/27/09 | Charles Hurt
    FOR a guy who talks so much about wanting a new era of re sponsibility, President Obama spends an awful lot of time blaming Republicans for all the wild and reckless spending he crammed into his own budget. After running a campaign against the $1 trillion deficit he "inherited" from President Bush and the Republicans, Obama quickly matched it. During his first 50 days in office, he and his Democratic-controlled Congress spent $1 billion an hour. Under Obama's proposed budget, the overall national debt doubles in five years and triples in 10. Not exactly "moving from an era of borrow...
  • The Futility of American Educational Reform

    03/24/2009 2:31:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 481+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2009 | Robert Weissberg
    As anticipated, President Obama recently unveiled his proposed solution to America's educational tribulations, namely greater early childhood intervention, merit pay for teachers, more charters and national standards. Though this smorgasbord differs in details from his predecessor's No Child Left Behind, it is actually a quite similar restaurant-like order from the identical menu. And just as eateries typically have a common theme, e.g., Italian, so does this education carte du jour: Regardless of what is selected, learning is never the student's responsibility. Like a patient undergoing brain surgery, today's student lies passively while experts labor to insert knowledge, and to continue...
  • Obama Claims He's Responsible, Then Blames Other People

    03/19/2009 3:00:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies · 1,144+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 18, 2009 | Philip Klein
    President Obama has mastered the art of employing rhetoric that makes it sound as if he's doing something uniquely virtuous and heroic when in reality he's doing stuff that political leaders often do. We've seen this with the way he touts bipartisanship while being unwilling to offer real compromises or the way he proclaims he isn't hiring lobbyists when he actually is. But he took this practice to more absurd proportions today when his big Harry Truman "buck stops here" moment was woven together with other statements blaming everybody but his administration for the handling of the AIG bonuses and...
  • A Broken Republic... (A thing worth fighting for)

    03/12/2009 8:50:58 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 7 replies · 372+ views
    fracturedrepublic.com ^ | December 29, 2008 | Gordon Greene
    "Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry...
  • Obama’s Irresponsible “Responsibility”

    03/02/2009 3:50:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1,245+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2009 | Terry Paulsen
    After watching President Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress and Governor Bobby Jindal’s Republican reply, it’s clear that Americans have two very different definitions of what it means to be “responsible.” President Obama and his Democratic friends are spending like they’re playing with Monopoly money. His lofty rhetoric and reassuring phrases have no resemblance to the reality he’s creating. He challenges Americans to “take responsibility for our future once more….our job is to govern with a sense of responsibility…there’s no bailout for dishonest lenders who acted irresponsibly or for folks who bought homes they knew from the beginning...
  • The Responsibility of Liberty vs. the Appeal of Kingmen (LDS Caucus)

    02/26/2009 11:54:50 PM PST · by restornu · 8 replies · 318+ views
    Meridian Mag ^ | Feb 27, 2009 | By G.G. Vandagriff
    My studies as a scholar of twentieth-century European history, both in undergraduate and graduate school, coupled with my study of the Book of Mormon and modern-day politics, have led me to conclude that the need for individual righteousness and responsibility was never greater. Why do people want a king? Why do people inevitably gravitate towards a strong central government? For centuries the European nations were held in the thrall of the "divine right of kings." They truly believed that kings were foreordained in heaven and that to go against their king was to go against God. For the most part,...
  • I Take Full Blame!!!I Am Responsible!!!

    02/18/2009 8:30:14 AM PST · by Focault's Pendulum · 39 replies · 860+ views
    Focault
    I Am Responsible.For working 80 to 100 hour work weeks.Employing people and giving them a chance for better things.Retiring early...then going back to workRolling the dice and opening a new businessRefusing government money.Making my little business profitable.
  • I Don't Understand Wall Street

    02/15/2009 8:01:36 AM PST · by Hythloday · 26 replies · 717+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | February 15, 2009 | Hythloday
    While I love my own brother, I just don’t understand Wall Street. My brother (an investment banker) and I had a heated conversation on the “bailout” and the bonuses that have been paid to the investment bankers that have utterly failed on Wall Street. And I just don’t understand the argument...
  • Back on Uncle Sam's Plantation

    02/09/2009 2:52:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 860+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2009 | Star Parker
    Six years ago I wrote a book called "Uncle Sam's Plantation." I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and my own transformation out of it. I said in that book that indeed there are two Americas. A poor America on socialism and a wealthy America on capitalism. I talked about government programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS), Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children (EANF), Section 8 Housing, and Food Stamps. A vast sea of perhaps well intentioned government programs,...
  • AMERICA-The Right Way: Staying Vigilant!(Jan.26 -Jan. 30, 2009)

    01/25/2009 7:29:58 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 477 replies · 7,639+ views
    All of Us. | 1/25/09 | Various News Sources and Free Republic Members
    Remember the WTC, Pentagon and Flight 93!Good evening. First full week of O administration coming up. The discouraging details of the Congressional "stimulus" package are likely to dominate the news, at least from our point of view.Rumors of Justice Stevens's retirement stir Washington, and conservatives will be tuned into Rush Limbaugh's show for sure Monday to hear him primed and ready to address O's comments Friday.
  • The new era of responsibility

    01/22/2009 10:26:15 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 366+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/22/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    I keep waiting for that moment when Barack Obama - President Obama - tells the American people that there is a price to be paid for the many proposals he has offered. That moment has yet to come.Obama's inaugural speech did tell America that it is time to set aside childish things, that greatness must be earned, and Obama bristled at the notion that "the next generation must lower its sights." But as usual, he failed to tell voters anything they might not want to hear. So began the "new era of responsibility."You can counter that most inaugural speeches don't...
  • AMERICA-The Right Way: Staying Vigilant!(Jan.19-23,2009)

    01/18/2009 7:07:25 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 574 replies · 6,147+ views
    All of Us | 1/18/09 | Various News Sources and Free Republic Members
    Remember the WTC, Pentagon and Flight 93!Good evening everyone!As coverage of the inaugural activies reaches a crescendo of epic (& disturbing) proportions, let's pause a moment to wish Pres. Bush and Mrs Bush a safe journey home and a peaceful, rewarding life in retirement.