This is gonna be a big one, so tighten those straps, keep your arms and legs inside the car, and remain seated until the ride comes to a complete stop.
Okay, my position on the Libyan situation is conflicted and in need of further explanation. I pretty much agreed with the spirit of what the Arab League envisioned. I thought that we, along with our European and Middle Eastern allies, would provide an aerial defense of the Benghazi area, with anti-aircraft positions in the eastern half of Libya getting hit as well, until some kind of political actions could be taken to end the conflict. I really don’t think it was necessary to hit any of the western half of the nation, especially Tripoli, if we don’t have the stated goal of taking out Gaddhafi Duck. I also thought Barack Obama would get some Congressional authorization first, since the Democrats have always required it from GOP Presidents. As it stands, we need to back off and let the European and Middle Eastern nations take the ball and run with it. Those oil fields serve THEM, not US.
Now, as far as getting rid of the Duck, President Obama has sent very mixed signals, which is one of the reasons so many people are conflicted over the whole thing, including if this is really a “war” and what it means to “declare” war. Roger L. Simon had this to say on Saturday, and changed his mind to this on Monday evening. As you can see…seriously conflicted as well. Going back to his famous Cairo speech, Obama said “I know there has been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of this controversy is connected to the war in Iraq. So let me be clear (this was the milestone 1,500,000th time he said “so let me be clear” since his campaign began): no system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other.” On Tuesday, the White House issued a statement regarding a conversation between Obama and the leader of Turkey saying that they “underscored their shared commitment to the goal of helping provide the Libyan people an opportunity to transform their country, by installing a democratic system that respects the people’s will”, but turned around and said that regime change was not the “effort of our military operation”, so which is it? He has also stated numerous times that it is time for Gaddhafi to go. I just wish he’d make up our minds.
Could Obama and the Arab League be doing this operation in Libya with a future action in mind in another nation? Considering how both parties hate that nation, it could happen. Thanks to Claw contributor “Buck” for this one.
Former Ambassador John Bolton, who would either be my UN Ambassador or SecState if I were to become POTUS, has a set of four mistakes that we must never again make when considering military intervention somewhere. It is a VERY good column.
For the TENTH time in the past four months, the Supreme Court has overturned a decision from the 9th Circus Court, with almost every one of those being a unanimous decision to overturn. We need to simply disband that Circuit in February of 2013, and replace it with a court made up of judges who have actually read the Constitution.
Some folks say that Shariah Law could never be used in American courts. Those people are hereby proven wrong. This should never happen.
For those of you who consider Newt Gingrich to be a conservative and a viable choice for President in 2012, let this be a subtle reminder that he is definitely NOT a conservative. Here is another, and considering that this one has him allied with The Prophet Algoracle and Red Nanny P-Lousy, it should be used by all candidates against him in the GOP primaries. Why Sean Hannity keeps kissing Newt’s butt (and that of RINO Rudy Guiliani) is beyond all comprehension.
I can’t imagine why the mainstream media hasn’t picked up on this story. It has corruption, lying, and Tea Party involvement. Oh, wait…it was liberals posing as Tea Party members to split the meager conservative vote in Michiganistan.
Just in case any of y’all were still not convinced that Barack Obama is indeed a racist and a socialist, take a listen to the latest from the preacher that Barack followed for over 20 years, as he discusses Black Liberation Theology, the evils of capitalism, the goodness of marxist-socialism, prominent conservative voices, and the evil of supporting Israel. It is simply impossible to follow a guy like that for that long and not believe the same stuff.
I don’t know about y’all, but I want DC OUT of my laundry room! I prefer my clothes to be clean, tendjewberrymud!
Hospitals and the normally uber-liberal Baltimore Sun agree. Obamacare is bad for American health care. Heck, we tried to tell ‘em that when Hillary! was trying to implement socialist medicine.
I’m sorry, but if you have been convicted of DWI more than four times, you should NEVER get your license back. The idjuts in Ohio must believe otherwise for this story to be true.
For all of the left wing ranting and raving over the new collective bargaining law in Wisconsin, which is under a temporary restraining order because of how it was passed instead of the substance of the law, the union goons, the left wing media, and all of the Dim-ocrat politicians have conveniently overlooked something. Even under that law, the state government workers in Wisconsin will still have more bargaining rights than any FEDERAL union workers, and Governor Walker is asking why the left wingnuts aren’t protesting against Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and the rest of the Dim leaders. Federal union workers haven’t had collective bargaining rights since James Earl Carter and his Dim-ocrat-controlled Congress passed the Civil Service Act of 1978. Carter even had this to say when he signed it into law: “This legislation will bring fundamental improvements to the Federal personnel system. It puts merit principles into statute and defines prohibited personnel practices. It establishes a Senior Executive Service and bases the pay of executives and senior managers on the quality of their performance. It provides a more sensible method for evaluating individual performance. It gives managers more flexibility and more authority to hire, motivate, reward, and discipline employees to ensure that the public's work gets done.” So which party is the union-busting party?
The judge who put the temporary restraining order on the Wisconsin law might have done so illegally. She must recuse herself from the case, as she has a major conflict of interest.
Now the unions are trying to portray their lavish benefits as the equivalent of the civil rights of blacks earned by MLK and the leaders of the 60s. Richard Trumpka, the AFL-CIO boss who has probably not worked in a real union-represented job for at least two decades, called for union stooges around the country to “stand in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where well-funded, right-wing corporate politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for.” Really? MLK gave his life for the rights of bus drivers who show up drunk for work to get 5 months of paid vacation instead of getting fired and for horrible teachers to keep their jobs no matter how poorly they and their students perform?
The union goons were portrayed by all of the media, with the exceptions of Fox News and a few others, as being so righteous and pure throughout the Wisconsin protests. There was never a bad word said about them. Of course, they actually perpetrated twenty days of thuggery that flies in the face of the liberals’ continual call for “civility” from conservatives and those evil Tea Partiers.
Bill Franks, the head of the American Federation of Teachers union, says that being a Republican is a pathology and evil. He says that the unions started a revolution in Wisconsin (he may be right, but not in the way he thinks!). He praises socialism and says we can learn from it, which is funny, since if he was a real teacher, he would know that socialism has failed every single place that it has been instituted. Yes, this is union civility.
At least one company is taking action against the union civility. Sodexo USA has filed a RICO lawsuit against Obama’s purpleshirt thugs at the SEIU. You really do need to read the article to understand the level of civility coming from The Won’s pets. Hopefully, they will win the suit and get a few million from the SEIU…money that would otherwise be spent on left wing extremist campaigning next year.
The SEIU, also known as Barack Obama’s Personal Organization of Union Thugs, and its minions are now on the record as officially planning to destroy the US economy and replace the remnants with a socialist state. Don’t believe me? Well, let’s go to the videotape. We have GOT to take these people down soon!
The UAW made some concessions to Ford Motor Company a couple of years ago. They did this to keep the company from going under. The concessions, along with other changes in how Ford does business, worked. Ford is now making a profit. That is not acceptable to the UAW. They are demanding that the concessions get rolled back and that they go back to making an average of almost $60.00 an hour per union worker in wages and benefits, which will put Ford right back in the dumper instead of allowing Ford to hire more union workers. The company’s job is to give money and benefits to the workers, not to turn a profit for the owners. Typical liberal logic.
Oh, and here’s some more leftist civility, this time from the District of Corruption.
Husbands of psychochicks are cheering this announcement, and that’s all I’m gonna say.
Then there’s this little bit of civility from Bill Maher, who some people seem to think is a comedian. If anybody on the right EVER called a liberal female by that 4-letter word that rhymes with “what”, the liberal media would go absolute bat guano. Every single mainstream news organization would call for conservative heads to roll (again, CIVILITY), and the TV talk shows (Orca and her minions) would have no other subject to talk about for a month.
Joe Biden even got into the left-wing extremist civility swing of things. He said the Congressional Republicans who want to cut spending are like people who blame rape victims because they were wearing a short skirt. He also said that the GOP gave us the deficit and are the ones who have been crazy-spending. What alternate universe is that idiot living in?
While he was in Brazil, The Chosen One praised Brazil’s oil industry and their offshore drilling, saying that we needed to buy more oil from Brazil. This comes two years after he orchestrated a two billion dollar loan to Petrobas, Brazil’s main oil company. Could this be because his puppetmaster, George Soros, owns a huge share in Petrobas, through his hedge funds? Do the math.
KILL THE CHIHUAHUA!...or something to that effect.
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