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  • Mohammed Cartoons redux: Make no apology for defending Western values; Update: Obama bows again

    04/07/2009 8:40:48 AM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 1,185+ views
    Michelle ^ | 4/7/09 | Michelle Malkin
    There is a reason we call Muslim mau-mau-ers the Religion of Perpetual Outrage. They will never give up until you give in. Three years after the Mohammed Cartoon conflagration, the grievance-mongers are still trying to extract contrition out of the Danes and others who stood up for the West and for free speech. Unfortunately, the ROPO bullies squeezed conciliatory remarks from Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. He didn’t say the exact words “I’m sorry,” but he might as well have tattooed it on his forehead: New NATO chief pledges conciliation with Muslims Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh...
  • Obama breaks own signing rules - Critics called mistaken on statements

    03/23/2009 6:17:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 1,121+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan
    President Obama failed to consult Congress, as promised, before carving out exceptions to the omnibus spending bill he signed into law — breaking his own signing-statement rules two days after issuing them — and raised questions among lawmakers and committees who say the president's objections are unclear at best and a power grab at worst. In at least one case, lawmakers charge, Mr. Obama used his first signing statement, on the catch-all $410 billion spending bill, to go beyond the Bush and Clinton administrations in swatting away Congress' attempt to protect whistleblowers. "Not only is your signing statement contrary to...
  • Obama administration: Only 5 percent of the Taliban is incorrigible (I wish this were satire...)

    03/10/2009 2:09:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,449+ views
    The London Spectator ^ | March 10, 2009 | James Forsyth
    Chuck Todd at First Read flags up some fascinating comments from Vice-President Biden on his visit to Nato: “5 percent of the Taliban is incorrigible, not susceptible to anything other than being defeated. Another 25 percent or so are not quite sure, in my view, the intensity of their commitment to the insurgency. And roughly 70 percent are involved because of the money, because of them being -- getting paid.” Biden goes onto say that the “idea of what concessions would be made is well beyond the scope of my being able to answer, except to say that whatever is...
  • Declining Defense - Obama's budget does cut one federal department.

    03/02/2009 10:41:55 AM PST · by Gabrial · 72 replies · 2,339+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/2/09 | WSJ
    For all of his lavish new spending plans, President Obama is making one major exception: defense.

    01/29/2009 9:33:03 AM PST · by mojito · 23 replies · 971+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/29/2009 | Amir Taheri
    IN his "first message to the Muslim world" Tuesday, President Obama on Al-Arabiya TV invited the Islamic Republic in Iran to "unclench its fist" and accept his offer of "un conditional talks." A few hours later, after Obama had appeared on the Saudi-owned satellite-TV channel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a crowd of militants that no talks are possible unless the United States met a set of conditions. He demanded a formal apology for unspecified US "crimes" against Iran and the Islamic world. The crucial condition, however, was that America should withdraw its troops from other countries, "taking them back...
  • CNN: 3 Executive Orders Coming Thursday from Obama Administration (Closing Gitmo)

    01/21/2009 2:57:14 PM PST · by lewisglad · 45 replies · 1,780+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/21/09 | Wolf Blitzer
    according to their sources they will be...1. Ban torture explicitly in US field manual 2. Close Gitmo 3. Review all the detainee cases.
  • Former French President Chirac hospitalised after mauling by his clinically depressed poodle

    01/21/2009 11:42:01 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies · 1,996+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | Ian Sparks
    Former French president Jacques Chirac was rushed to hospital after being mauled by his own 'clinically depressed' pet dog. The 76-year-old statesman was savaged by his white Maltese dog - which suffers from frenzied fits and is being treated with anti-depressants. The animal, named Sumo, had become increasingly violent over the past years and was prone to making 'vicious, unprovoked attacks', Chirac's wife Bernadette said. The former president, who ruled France for 12 years until 2007, was taken to hospital in Paris where he was treated as an outpatient and sent home, VSD magazine reported. Mrs Chirac said: 'The dog...
  • Obama plans Guantanamo closure, US terror trials

    11/10/2008 11:16:13 AM PST · by pissant · 30 replies · 242+ views
    Staff ^ | 11/10/08 | KLTV
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Word that President-elect Obama's advisers are working on a proposal to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and ship at least some terror suspects to the U.S. for trial is already generating skepticism. As a candidate, Obama called Guantanamo a "sad chapter in American history," and he has said the U.S. legal system is equipped to handle the detainees. Under discussion is a plan to release some of them, and prosecute others in criminal courts. But a third group whose cases involve a lot of highly classified information might require the creation of a new court designed...
  • Sorry, Senator. Let's Salvage What We Can.

    10/25/2008 9:26:36 PM PDT · by steve-b · 84 replies · 2,146+ views
    The Washington Pest ^ | 10/23/08 | David Frum
    There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him. A year ago, the Arizona senator's team made a crucial strategic decision. McCain would run on his (impressive) personal biography. On policy, he'd hew mostly to conservative orthodoxy, with a few deviations -- most notably, his support for legalization for illegal immigrants. But this strategy wasn't yielding results in the general election. So in August, McCain tried a bold new gambit: He would reach out to independents and women with an exciting and...
  • Stop Waving the Bloody Shirt (Another Nat. Review guy wanting to surrender on Ayers)

    10/17/2008 12:20:48 PM PDT · by pissant · 59 replies · 1,705+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/17/08 | Mark Kirkorkian
    I'm with David Frum on this from yesterday: But Obama? McCain’s attack on him is the equivalent of the William McKinley campaign attacking William Jennings Bryan for having kept company with Nathan Bedford Forrest decades after the Civil War. Yes, the old rebel was an unrepentant traitor. Mostly though, he was all washed up. Republicans have been fighting this second American civil war for eleven election cycles now. It’s been a good run! But just as 19th-Century Republicans eventually ran out of Union generals from Ohio, so the modern Republican Party has bumped up against the statute of limitations on...
  • Obama (on O'Reilly): Surge Succeeded Beyond "Wildest Dreams"

    09/04/2008 2:01:50 PM PDT · by montag813 · 277 replies · 791+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 09/04/2008 | FoxNews
    The troop surge in Iraq has been more successful than anyone could have imagined, Barack Obama conceded Thursday in his first-ever interview on FOX News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.” As recently as July, the Democratic presidential candidate declined to rate the surge a success, but said it had helped reduce violence in the country. On Thursday, Obama acknowledged the 2007 increase in U.S. troops has benefited the Iraqi people. “I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated,” Obama said while refusing to retract his initial opposition to the surge. “I’ve already said it’s succeeded beyond our wildest...
  • Senator Barack Obama Delivers the Democratic Radio Address [tax cut after tax cut for......]

    08/09/2008 8:41:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 171+ views
    Senator Barack Obama Delivers the Democratic Radio Address This is Senator Barack Obama. This morning, I’d like to talk to you about why America needs to move in a new direction. In recent days, we’ve seen two stark examples of exactly what’s wrong with Washington, and what’s at stake in this election. First, we learned that the federal budget deficit could reach nearly half a trillion dollars next year. Eight years after we had a record surplus, we’re now faced with record deficits. This mortgaging of our children’s future is a direct result of the Bush Administration’s dangerously failed fiscal...
  • Where in the World is Obama's Missing Thesis?

    July 31, 2008 Where in the World is Obama's Missing Thesis? Ed Lasky Barack Obama wrote his senior thesis at Columbia University on Soviet nuclear disarmament. Inquiring people have sought a copy of this thesis to no avail. Columbia says it cannot be found; Barack Obama says he lost it. How likely is that a person so impressed with himself that he writes an autobiography just a few years later would "lose" his senior thesis? After all, a Presidential Library must be filled. And as Jim Geraghty at National Review and others have noted there are a lot of blank...
  • Effective and Devastating New Ad from the RNC

    07/08/2008 4:53:07 PM PDT · by JerseyRepub · 31 replies · 130+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | 7/8/2008 | Republican National Committee
    Here's the You Tube link. Change that works for him! It's about time someone put together all the words this hypocrite and his cadre of followers have said regarding Iraq.
  • Chris Satullo: A not-so-glorious Fourth 'U.S. atrocities are unworthy of our heritage' [BARF ALERT]

    07/02/2008 6:36:40 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 27 replies · 186+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1 Jul 08 | Chris Satullo of the "Be Ashamed of America" crowd
    Put the fireworks in storage. Cancel the parade. Tuck the soaring speeches in a drawer for another time. This year, America doesn't deserve to celebrate its birthday. This Fourth of July should be a day of quiet and atonement. For we have sinned. We have failed to pay attention. We've settled for lame excuses. We've spit on the memory of those who did that brave, brave thing in Philadelphia 232 years ago. The America those men founded should never torture a prisoner. The America they founded should never imprison people for years without charge or hearing. The America they founded...
  • Blame Jane Fonda

    06/18/2008 9:52:24 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 27 replies · 243+ views
    self ^ | today | self
    OK when do we hold JANE FONDA accountable for shooting her idiot mouth off and causing so many of the worlds biggest problems? Look how many died in Vietnam after we pulled out? She was instrumental in deceiving the US. Her and John Kerry (did you know he was in Vietnam?) who was there for 3 months, got 3 purple hearts, and "committed atrocities" And how about that stupid "China Syndrome" movie that convinced us all how EEEEEEEeeevil nuclear power was? We could have been a lot less dependant on foreign oil, and needed 2 less Gulf Wars (its all...
  • Obama Quote

    06/04/2008 2:51:49 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 124 replies · 2,217+ views
    I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.
  • Helen Thomas: "Bush Admits He Approved Use Of Torture" [Mega-barf alert]

    05/05/2008 10:34:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 43 replies · 107+ views ^ | 30 Apr 08 | One hot mama, Helen Thomas!!!
    The American people have heard President George W. Bush and his spokespersons say many times that the U.S. government does not engage in torture. Whether Bush was believed or not is another story -- especially in light of the photographic evidence of the abuse of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, the prison near Baghdad. It’s understood that many of the photos are too sadistically graphic to be made public. Still, the official U.S. denials of torture continued until earlier this month when Bush acknowledged in an interview with ABC-TV that he knew about and approved “enhanced interrogation” of detainees, including “waterboarding”...
  • Obama Agrees To Talk With State Sponsors of Terror.

    04/16/2008 11:51:47 AM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 51 replies · 152+ views
    reuters ^ | 4/16/08 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama on Wednesday disagreed with former President Jimmy Carter's overtures toward Hamas, saying he would not talk to the Islamist group until it recognized Israel and renounced terrorism. The Illinois senator, campaigning in Pennsylvania which holds the next presidential voting contest on Tuesday, told a group of Jewish leaders he has an "unshakable commitment" to help protect Israel from its "bitter enemies." "That's why I have a fundamental difference with President Carter and disagree with his decision to meet with Hamas," Obama said. "We must not negotiate with a terrorist group intent...
  • Paul's supporters make inroads at GOP conventions

    03/31/2008 11:38:28 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 31 replies · 1,133+ views
    Fort Worth Startlegram ^ | Sun, Mar. 30, 2008 | MIKE LEE
    FORT WORTH -- Ron Paul supporters fought with local Republican leaders Saturday over control of local conventions and may have won the right to push their agenda at the state GOP convention. Supporters of Paul, a congressman from Surfside who got 4.5 percent of the votes in the presidential primary, tried to overwhelm the senate district-level conventions by sheer numbers. The party regulars, aware that Paul's supporters won a similar campaign in Missouri, brought in extra troops of their own. The two largest conventions in Tarrant County were still nominating their delegates at 9 p.m., and it may be days...