Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Let's have a little perspective on this, shall we? This "integral humanitarian mission" was carrying 3 tons of medical supplies. Israel sent in aid in the form of 186 trucks and 10 ambulances. The only thing these moonbats were seeking to accomplish is to spread their anti-Semitic hate speech.
I am hopeful a lesson was learned here, but something tells me another boatload of idiots will try this again, complete with their token American leftwinger. I would just once like to know why the left is so keen on embracing terrorists such as Hamas. Do they honestly believe they are capable of fixing this blood thirsty lot?
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
The Bush administration is supportive of Israel's self defense, asking that risks to civilians be minimized. That would be much easier if Hamas didn't place their military strong holds smack dab in the middle of town with no shelters for their citizens. Why would they do that? So they can cry "Oh look how many innocent lives the brutes took!". To Hamas, it's people are merely marketing tools to garner sympathy - a concept that has worked markedly well for them.
Of course CAIR is now seething and has chimed in with full support going to the Terrorists that started this violence by stating:
"Despite the public 'green light' given to the Israeli military by theBush administration, American Muslims join our fellow citizens who respectinternational law and the sanctity of human life in repudiating this massacrecarried out using U.S. taxpayer-funded weapons.
"It must be clear by now that the only future offered to the Palestinianpeople by the outgoing administration was one of perpetual subjugation andhumiliation at the hands of the Israeli occupiers. Unfortunately, our nation'stimid response to this tragic episode will only serve to fuel anti-Americansentiments in the Muslim world.
"We therefore call on President-elect Obama to demonstrate his commitmentto change our nation's current one-sided Mideast policy by speaking out now infavor of peace and justice for all parties to this decades-long conflict.
"We also call on world leaders to take direct action to end Israel'scounterproductive and wildly disproportionate attacks and to end thehumanitarian siege of Gaza, which led to the recent breakdown of theceasefire."
CAIR, seriously, get a better editor. The running together words are instant clues that you've cut and pasted your idiotic talking points in order to get this little piece of propaganda out quickly. I'd also like you to visit QassamCount. Instead of being concerned with what President-elect Obama is going to say, hows about you release a statement telling Hamas they are barbarians for using Palestinians as human shields as well as calling them on the carpet for lobbing missiles into Israel. Why don't you say something along the lines of "If you want peace, we suggest you stop waging war against people who can kick your ass as it appears their incredible restraint is now waning."
As for Team Obama, they've had sudden recall and stated there is only one President at a time. Great. That works now, but in a few weeks, this will all be placed in The One's lap. The Super Duper Peace plan was just sent down the tubes and Camp Obama is going to need to respond to this crisis. I predict a lot of disappointed peaceniks in the near future as the world is looking a bit different now that The One has joined the big show.
(Thanks, Yochanan for your link to QassamCount. Also, we keep your son and your family in our prayers as he bravely serves in the I.D.F)
As I get more information, I will certainly share with you. Thanks, Concrete Bob for stopping in and we hope you won't be a stranger!
Except for reading the editorials in the Rutland Herald (which are a hoot), I've not kept up with world events. I am going to visit my regular web haunts to do just that, and I am sure I'll have more to say about it later! Its good to be home!
Monday, December 22, 2008
As they note, liberals are just bound for disappointment when The One won't be able to come close to delivering all they promised!
Rick Warren, the Saddleback Church pastor chosen by Barack Obama to deliver the invocation at the presidential inauguration, has been getting a lot of media attention because he’s a very vocal opponent of gay marriage. Panda’s Thumb points out that Warren is also a creationist: Creationist to Give Invocation at Inauguration.
Oddly enough, the FAQ page at the Saddleback Church that contained their policy statements on dinosaurs, evolution, and homosexuality (among other subjects) has suddenly been wiped clean: Saddleback Church: Small Group Information.
But Google’s cache has a copy as it appeared on December 16, 2008.
Go there, please, to read the whole thing. Its worth it!
Friday, December 19, 2008
See boys and girls? There are those who have class and grace, and those that don't. For what its worth, I'd like to see the Congress Critters with an "r" behind their name turn down the 2.8% and let the dems take it. Think of the opportunities that would bring forth!
I find it interesting that the Johnny Come Lately MSM are sorta beginning to vet The One. I am curious for the response of the left as more comes out - you k now, Change = More of the Same and Transparency = Opaque, or the big one "Yes, Virginia, you MUST still pay your mortgage".
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Obama didn't admit to the obvious because the President Elect is a lying liar. He was during the campaign and he is now - 20 years and never heard an off word from Rev. Wright, Father Pfleger, Tony Rezco, Willams Ayers was just a guy in the neighborhood, need I go on? The press ignored this and may other red flags during the elections as they were so desperate to end the Republican reign. We are now left holding the very full bag.
Obama's hubris led him to believe no one in the press would question his denial, and certainly they wouldn't really investigate the connection. After all, he stated that an internal investigation had commenced, shouldn't that have been enough to appease the unwashed? Will Obama go with the tried and true "That was not the Rahm Emanuel I knew" and toss him under the bus? There is some room in there now that he has pulled dear Susan Power out.
Camp Obama must do something dramatic. Barry O is slimy, but he isn't stupid and he must know singing is so much easier than prison. In this case, we have the potential for an out and out chorus with Rezko and Blago; it looks like there is a chance for a Rahm solo now, too. This is not a good scene for our Dear Leader.
I hope y'all headed my warning and stocked up on the popcorn. We haven't had this much scandal since the Clintons!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Well, President Carter, I empathize. I regret our country had to meet you.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Let's take a peek into Obama's closet a moment. It's big and crowded in there, so be careful! Remeber Tony Rezko? The media didn't find it prudent to really look into this particular skeleton, we may now find out why. Tony was tied to Obama and to the good Governor. Rezko was involved in a lot of political corruption, actually. If you recall, people thought Rezko would be giving up the goods on Barry himself. Turns out, Rezko was one degree removed and sung instead about Blago. The question remains as to what Blago is going to sing about.
It seems Blago attempted to work a deal with Camp Obama in order to have Valerie Jarret placed in the seat. In return, Blago wanted a cushy job with a Union, and in return for that, the Union would get favorable treatment from Obama. It seems Camp Obama said "Thank you, but no". Great, glad that happened, but why would Blago think proposing this deal to Barry would be kosher? Why didn't any Obama Campers blow the whistle on this?
With the Valerie Plan in the recycle bin, another candidate rose to the top. This time the scheme was pure "pay to play" with cold cash offer of $500,000 to 1 mil in campaign contributions should a certain man be named Senator. It is speculated that man is Jesse Jackson, Jr. It should be noted Barry was and is not a supporter of Jesse Jr. getting this job. BUT Jesse also has connections to SEIU, the union thought to be involved in the Valerie 3 way scheme, so Blago could get his cushy job, and SEIU could get benies from Jesse.
So what does the President Elect have to say about this?
"I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so I was not aware of
what was happening"
Really? Then why did Obama advisor David Axelrod say this during a Fox News interview November 23?
"I know he's talked to the governor, and there are a whole range of names, many
of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them."
The Obama Camp says today Mr. Axelrod "misspoke". That sounds plausible if, and only if, you are a complete moron. I would bet we get the song and dance of Obama not speaking "directly" to Blago, etc. etc (Just what is your definition of "is" again?)
Yes, a new and refreshing kind of politics at play.
PS - Blago isn't the first Illinois Gov to be in this pickle:
1. Otto Kerner (D) (1973) went to jail for bribery, tax evasion, and accepting discounted racing stock in exchange for legislation favorable to horse racing.
2. Dan Walker (D) 1987 went to prison for bank fraud and perjury
3. George Ryan (R), 2006 Corruption, arranging driver's licenses for pay (for illegals). This resulted in a family being killed by a truck driver who had one of these licenses.
Funny thing is, Blago ran on a campaign to run corruption out of the state and NOT be like Ryan!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
It seems reality is biting Obama right in the arse. His very naive plan to tax windfall profits from oil companies (and then giving a $1000 energy credit to all us schmucks) has gone down the drain. Guess no one on Camp Obama's dream team thought about the volatility of the oil market and with a *gasp* drop in price, those windfall profits are not all that profitable. Those 5 million green jobs to be created also as a result of taxing evil oil companies? Goners. Seems the market took care of the problem, as what normally happens should it be allowed to do it's thing. Ain't economics a b*tch, most especially when those who control oil production (OPEC) really don't have an interest in curtailing their output.
And about that tax the rich stuff? Not so much. It appears Camp Obama will go ahead and let the Bush tax cuts expire in 2010 which means ALL of us get a tax increase. (Wait for the scream: Oh that's not fair! That's not a tax increase! Really? If this year you pay x in taxes, and next year you pay x+5, that is a tax INCREASE, even if you did go to public school). Bush's goofy bail out bonanza is not going to help matters either. The One must now figure out how to pay that mess back AND fund his crazazy socialist policies. This means GREAT BIG tax increases on ALL of us - or more broken promises.
Speaking of Obama's promises to save the world, it seems a good time to recap the promises that have thus far been thrown under the Hope and Change Tour Bus:
1. Lobbyists and special interests have no part in an Obama administration - well, except maybe these guys.
2. Missile defense CUT - or not.
3. Gitmo must go! Just kidding!
4. No torture! Well, maybe just SOME torture.
5. Those who tortured MUST BE INVESTIGATED - or not
Hope and change, baby, hope and change!
(h/t to Stop the ACLU for inspiration).
Monday, December 1, 2008
Oh the difference a few weeks makes – not only is Obama filling his cabinet with a bunch of Clinton re-treads, he has named a Clinton (and sitting Senator I might add) to Secretary of State. Obama is also keeping Gates in his role for at least another year. Oh what fun this change is! Really, go get some popcorn and watch.
Not only has Obama failed to bring new and fresh faces to his cabinet, he is brining people back that were tossed under the Hope and Change Tour Bus. Remember Samantha Powers? She was the one who called Hillary a “monster”. Guess what? She’s baaaaccckkkkk. Powers is part of the State Department transition team – yes, the one now headed up by Hillary! I TOLD you to get popcorn! I can only guess Barry is hopeful no one will notice she has been brought back into the fold, and probably even more hopeful no one recalls the little statement made by Ms. Powers in which she called for the US invasion of Israel to protect the Palestinians from genocide.