Saturday, February 25, 2012

Political Digest for February 26, 2012

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Obama endorsed Pond Scum as auto fuel, but the trade off was Pond Scum endorsed Obama for reelection. ~Bob

Wyoming House advances doomsday bill
Excerpt: State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into preparing Wyoming for a complete economic or political collapse in the United States. House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It would create a task force to research and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes, from disruptions in food and energy supplies to a complete meltdown of the federal government. It would look at the feasibility of Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. (They must have read my book, The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. ~Bob.)

UN atomic agency: Iran rapidly expands nuke work
Excerpt: Iran has rapidly ramped up production of higher-grade enriched uranium over the last few months, the U.N. nuclear agency said Friday, in a confidential report that feeds concerns about how quickly the Islamic republic could produce an atomic bomb. The International Atomic Energy Agency report also said Iran failed to give a convincing explanation about a quantity of missing uranium metal. Diplomats say the amount unaccounted for is large enough to be used for experiments in arming a nuclear missile. (Do we really need to wait until a city or ten is radioactive ash before we react to this? Surely no one is going to claim the IAEA is on the payroll of the GOP. Survival is the necessary requirement before even socialists can redistribute wealth. Are we bent on national suicide? Ron P. We are averting our eyes, pretending it can’t happen, as in August, 1939, and August, 1914. ~Bob.)

Polish WWI Vet, Aged 112, Promoted to Captain
Excerpt: Poland's Defense Ministry says a 112-year-old veteran of both World Wars has been promoted to captain. The ministry says in a statement that Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak visited veteran Jozef Kowalski in a nursing home in Tursk, in western Poland, on Thursday and promoted him from lieutenant to captain. (Probably make Major in 30-40 years. ~Bob.)

But Then It Was Too Late
Excerpt: "What no one seemed to notice," said a colleague of mine, a philologist, "was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know, it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to do with knowing one is governing.

Gasoline Prices Are Not Rising, the Dollar Is Falling
Interesting. I'd have to know more just to be uninformed. ~Bob. Excerpt: Panic is in the air as gasoline prices move above $4.00 per gallon. Politicians and pundits are rounding up the usual suspects, looking for someone or something to blame for this latest outrage to middle class family budgets. In a rare display of bipartisanship, President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner are both wringing their hands over the prospect of seeing their newly extended Social Security tax cut gobbled up by rising gasoline costs.

Awesome: YouTube apology to President Karzai on behalf of Americans
This is great! ~Bob.

Excerpt: A counselor at a Nevada high school extended credit to students for volunteering to help elect Obama, in 2008. Recently, the counselor, Loretta Harper has been named a national co-chair of the Obama 2012 campaign—along with Bill Daley, Caroline Kennedy, Eva Longoria and Russ Feingold. Back in November of 2011, Harper was given the All Star of the Week distinction in recognition of her dedication to the Obama campaign. (I volunteered for the Goldwater Campaign while in High School in 64, before graduating and matriculating at Parris Island, and for the 1960 Nixon campaign in Jr. High. Somebody owes me some credit! ~Bob.

Debt doomsday may come sooner than expected
Excerpt: The federal government could hit the debt ceiling sooner than expected — and possibly around the November election — according to a report out Friday. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill had hoped that last summer’s deal to end the nasty fight over lifting the debt ceiling would ensure the issue wouldn’t resurface until at least 2013. But the Bipartisan Policy Center said Friday that the debt-limit doomsday could come earlier than that.

Quotes
How is it that Liberalism, getting more and more into power, has grown more and more coercive in its legislation? - Herbert Spencer

Between Sep. 2001 and Sep. 2011, 303 suicide bombings took place in Pakistan, resulting in over 4800 deaths! - Dr. Marl Walia

Excerpt: With Bush no longer president, Sheehan became irrelevant to the media. While she jetsets around the country looking for the latest Occupy protest to infest, the media is no longer interested in her, because she has opposed Barack Obama’s foreign policy. But that’s the point: she shouldn’t have been relevant in the first place. She was always a tragic, attention-seeking character.

Syrian rebels get arms from abroad as Russia calls for an urgent ceasefire in Homs
Excerpt: Western and other countries are turning a blind eye to weapons purchases by Syrian exiles who are already smuggling light arms, communications equipment and night vision goggles to rebels inside Syria, a Syrian opposition source said on Friday as Russia called for an urgent ceasefire in the Syrian city of Homs. ("No, no, Akmed. That pile is for ammo to fight Assad. This pile is for ammo to kill Americans and other infidels after we win. Then we use what's left to kill Muslims who disagree with us on any point of doctrine. Got it?" Gotta love Russia's call for an "urgent" ceasefire. As opposed to those non-urgent, take-your-time, stop-shooting-when-it-suits-you cease fires we hear called for so often. ~Bob.)

Interesting: Can Health Care Be Bought and Sold on eBay? by John C. Goodman
Excerpt: We're not quite there yet. But there is a new website that is getting close. A small, emerging online service called MediBid is creating an actual market that puts doctors together with patients who need care. Here's the best thing about it. Patients who use this service can cut their health care costs in half.

Pentagon-inspired border plan elicits congressional support
Excerpt: Congressional overseers say they support a new strategy to monitor the Southwest border with military-grade aircraft and other existing surveillance tools as a substitute for a botched $1 billion virtual fence. Some Republicans also praise the Homeland Security Department for considering the deployment of Pentagon drones no longer being used in overseas wars.

Former ICE agents convicted in fraud scheme
http://www.presstelegram.com/breakingnews/ci_20036033
Excerpt: A husband and wife who formerly worked for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were found guilty Thursday of multiple federal charges connected to hundreds of thousands of dollars the woman collected in salary, even though she had done virtually no work for the agency in years.

Showdown at the EPA corral
Excerpt: Over the past three years, the Obama EPA has conducted a scorched earth campaign against fossil fuel producers and users, especially the coal-fired power industry, with multibillion-dollar rules that provide no meaningful environmental or public-health benefits, like the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the Mercury Air Toxics Standard (MATS). The EPA will soon propose its greenhouse gas emission standards for power plants – rules that will attempt to make it financially impossible to construct new coal-fired power plants in the United States. It seems that President Obama was deadly serious when he told the San Francisco Chronicle in January 2008, “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”

Soldier's death leaked through Facebook
Excerpt: Megan Born’s husband Joshua Born was one of two American soldiers killed this week during a protest in Afghanistan. Megan was not notified of his death by the military. She found out through a text message after news had been leaked on Facebook.

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser explains the Muslim-created, U.S.-supported ‘Istanbul Process,’ and the threat it poses to the First Amendment
Excerpt: In short, the ‘Istanbul Process’ is a plan put together by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (57 Islamic States) and the Obama Regime, represented by Hillary Clinton, to criminalize any criticism of Islam.

What's Their Problem With Romney? by Ann Coulter
Excerpt: As governor of one of the most liberal states in the union, Mitt Romney did something even Ronald Reagan didn't do as governor of California: He balanced the budget without raising taxes. Romney became deeply pro-life as governor of the aforementioned liberal state and vetoed an embryonic stem cell bill. (Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich lobbied President George W. Bush to allow embryonic stem cell research.) Romney's approach to illegal immigration in Massachusetts resembled what Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona is doing today, making her a right-wing heroine.

Santorum Was Right About Iran—When It Was Unpopular: A grandfather who fled Mussolini taught him to prize freedom. By Michael Ledeen
Excerpt: Rick Santorum doesn't fit any of the stereotypes of current foreign-policy ideologies. He's too idealistic to be a "realist," too conservative and too religious to be a "neocon," and too revolutionary to be a "paleocon." He's an old-fashioned, feisty patriot, in the mold of Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan. Mr. Santorum's hatred of tyranny traces back to his grandfather Pietro, who took the family from Lake Garda in northern Italy to Pennsylvania's coal country to escape Mussolini's dictatorship in the 1920s.

Stephen Colbert Tackles Posthumous Mormon Baptisms By Converting All The Dead Mormons To Judaism
Doesn't take courage to pick on Mormons. Now if he announced he was converting all dead Muslims to Judaism, that would take guts. ~Bob.

Chevy Volt - Building A Better Tomorrow
Satire ad--too funny.

Commander Views US Helplessness as Root Cause of Quran Burning by American Soldiers
Excerpt: A top Iranian military commander said the US helplessness in the confrontation against Islam is the real cause underlying the burning of the Muslims' Holy Book by American soldiers in Afghanistan, and stressed that nothing but burning the White House and hanging the US commanders responsible for this cowardly action can relieve the Muslims' pain. (Bombing Iran back to the stone age might take their mind off their "pain" at our burning Qur'ans that had been defaced by Taliban murders. ~Bob.)

Burn a Koran on-line!
The smoking lamp is lit for ONE Koran, Maggots. Do it. ~Bob

Newt owns Piers Morgan over Obama ‘Koran’ apology
Excerpt: Newt really handled himself well on Piers Morgan tonight, taking on the Obama administration for their one sided view of the Muslim world with respect to their apologies over the Koran burning. (Newt makes me crazy. Stuff like this makes me want him. Then....~Bob.)

Shariah: The Threat To America
An Exercise In Competitive Analysis

New Satellite Information Refutes Major IPCC Climate Prediction: AGW Scientists & Mainstream Press 'Stunned'
Excerpt: New satellite evidence shows that the Himalayan glaciers have lost zero ice for the last 10 years, which is the exact opposite of what the IPCC, Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Federation and U.S. climate scientists have predicted, and claimed to actually be happening.

Triggering School Reform—and Union Dirty Tricks
Excerpt: Where's the toughest battlefield in American education these days? Certainly New Orleans and Harlem host controversially high concentrations of charter schools, while New Jersey and Louisiana boast governors who challenge teachers unions with verve. But for downright nastiness, Southern California is ground zero.

A Rebuke to Our Rudderless President
Excerpt: President Obama has proclaimed himself helpless in the face of gasoline prices, which have doubled on his watch. He is just fated, apparently, to be a lousy president. Now that it is a little late to try to blame his predecessor, he is out of ammo. Today Senator Jeff Sessions tried to buck Obama up with a letter containing suggestions as to how the executive branch might take arms against a sea of rising gas prices, unemployment and poverty: (Although the economics and results predicted in this article certainly sound correct to me, that’s the exact reason why they won’t be done unless and until we vote in a new administration. Errol P. sent me this. Ron P.)

PETA killed over 95 percent of its animals in 2011
Excerpt: Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011.

Muslim Gang Rape And Murder In Blackpool
Believable from previous news stories, but would want to see the original stories. ~Bob. Excerpt: The Times today has a devastating expose of the extent of muslim rape gangs operating in Blackpool linked with murders and rapes of white schoolgirls. ELEVEN of the muslim owned takeaway shops in Blackpool are running rape gangs. And the police hid all this from the parents of local white children in order to ensure 'community cohesion'.

VIDEO: United Kingdom: The Muslim Pedophile
"This Muslim 'grooming problem', which the press like to report as an "Asian" problem...The people no longer have to watch the TV to find out that this is going on in their own towns and cities. They find out either by their own young girls becoming the victims or they know someone else's daughter who has."

Renaissance-Man has left a new comment on your post "I'm Tired--some updates":
"it is people who think like you, and no you are not in the majority, that has this country in the pickle that its in now. you people that stole and murdered since you have been in this country. go ask the native americans what they think about what you think. TIRED, go cut your throat..." (I guess "Renaissance-Man missed President Obama's call for more civility in political discourse. ~Bob.)

Terrifying: What would one big nuke do to Israel? This … By James Pethokoukis
Excerpt: Iran has called Israel a “one bomb state,” meaning one nuclear bomb could effectively end the existence of the tiny, New Jersey-sized nation. Israel has a population of 7.8 million people. Some 42 percent of the population live in the Tel Aviv metro area.

Gunman kills 2 US advisers in Afghan ministry
Excerpt: A gunman killed two American military advisers inside a heavily guarded government building in the heart of Kabul Saturday as protests over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. base raged across the country for a fifth day. ... The two advisers, including a lieutenant colonel and a major, were shot in the back of the head, according to Western officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the information.

Democratic Governors Discuss Bypassing Congress with Obama
Excerpt: Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress. (Next: bypassing the courts, then bypassing the voters. ~Bob.)

"Israel Apartheid Week" sickness returns - from Legal Insurrection Blog
Excerpt: There are few things so vile as the various “Israel Apartheid Week” activities that have taken place the last few years, an attempt by the coalition of Islamists and Leftists to delegitimize Israel, and everything about Israel. Look at the speaker list of almost any of the activities, and it’s like a freak show of willful denial, such as the “Pinkwashing” charges brought by anti-Israeli gay leftists who seem incapable of appreciating the irony that Israel is the only country in the Middle East where they would not be stoned to death or at least severely persecuted.

Video: Film Review: Act Of Valor - by Ed Morrissey, Hotair.com
Excerpt: Americans love military and action films, as box office returns show. But what if filmmakers eschewed ridiculous plot lines for actual missions fought by American commandos, along with realistic depictions of terrorism, violence, and weapons fire? And what if most of the actors on screen aren’t actors at all, but actual Navy SEALs? Act of Valor tells those stories and uses those fighting men — and the result is an excellent action movie that keeps viewers riveted to the action until the very end.

Geithner: Rich Should Have to Pay More to be Americans
Excerpt: “That’s the kind of balance you need. Why is that the case? Because if you don’t try to generate more revenues through tax reform, if you don’t ask, you know, the most fortunate Americans to bear a slightly larger burden of the privilege of being an American, then you have to — the only? [my emphasis - JB] way to achieve fiscal sustainability is through unacceptably deep cuts in benefits for middle class seniors, or unacceptably deep cuts in national security.”

Contraception Debate Divides Americans, Including Women - Gallup Politics
Excerpt: Americans have paid fairly close attention to the news about whether religious-based employers should have to provide contraception coverage for employees as part of their health plans. When asked what they think about the issue, 48% of all Americans say they sympathize more with the views of religious leaders, while 45% sympathize more with the Obama administration. The views of men and women are nearly identical. (We are within sight of total fiscal collapse, and people are arguing about birth control and gay marriage. ~Bob.)

Rick Santorum: Obama "A Snob" for Wanting Everybody to Go to College
Except: An indignant Santorum continued: "There are good decent men and women, who go out everyday to put their skills to test that aren't taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them. I understand why he wants you to go to college — he wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his."


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