Obama walks back private economy 'doing fine' remark
Excerpt: Hours after saying the private sector is "doing fine," President Obama on Friday walked back those remarks, saying it's "absolutely clear" the economy is not fine. "That's precisely why I asked Congress to start taking some steps to make a difference," Obama said. Obama corrected himself at a press availability in the Oval Office just hours after he made the original remark to reporters in the White House briefing room
'New Party' Literature Suggests Obama Paid Dues to Join
Excerpt: In the ongoing discussion of Barack Obama's involvement with Chicago's extremist "New Party," online literature from the Party likely reveals that the young state senator not only was a member but had to commit financially to membership.
Excerpt: A wave of sanity is washing over
Valley after Facebook's FB +3.00% listing debacle, and that may be bad news
for private companies looking to raise money. Suddenly, investors seem to care
about business fundamentals again. (Part of the problem is that Zuckerman chose to say
where the Socialists are guaranteed to rip you off. –DH) California
Easy Part Over for Vietnam. By Bridget O'Flaherty
Excerpt: At one side of the large concrete Hoa Binh Market in
Ho Chi Minh City’s
District 5 sits an “illegal market,” where vendors set up small light bulbs
over their produce and meat and loop wires over the large umbrellas. On special
occasions like public holidays, police may chase away or even arrest the
several dozen of these vendors. Sometimes, goods are confiscated. But that’s
not their only problem now. (The communists have never been able to really run
an economy properly. The combination of stupidity, ignorance, and of course
rampant corruption, always turns things into a mess. We can hope they learn
some kind of lesson and do better, so the poor people can still have a decent
scale of living. But it's hard to be optimistic about what comes out of the
politburo. -- Del)
Excerpt: Israeli officials who were placed at risk by the Obama administration's leaks about the Stuxnet virus are disputing American claims that the cyber-weapon was jointly developed by the
U.S. and Israel. Rather, they say, Israeli
intelligence first started developing cyberspace warfare against Iran, only convincing the U.S.--with some
difficulty--to join in. The Israelis allege that President Barack Obama claimed
credit for Stuxnet to boost his re-election campaign.
Excerpt: Boko again attacked churches in
in Jos, a suicide bomber attempted to ram his explosives-laden car into a church, while in Biu, gunmen opened fire
inside another church. Boko Haram claimed credit for the attacks. Scores of people are feared to have been killed in Bui.
Excerpt: Cross-border crime is on the rise, and becoming ever more violent, in western
and the Ticino. “The perpetrators are
armed with assault rifles, machine guns and even rocket-propelled
grenades, but are hard to identify when caught, because they carry no
What Bill Clinton Knows. By Daniel Greenfield
understood, and Obama doesn't, is that politics is about people. And that
politics is nothing without people. 400 glowing articles don't compare to what
people are feeling when they're unemployed, when they're not sure how they'll
make payroll next month and when they sit toting up the numbers late at night
and worrying about the future. Obama isn't so much a machine politician as he
is a politician of the machine.
Foreign Aid Underwrites Another Chapter in
Bloody History. By Michael Benge Cambodia
Excerpt: Recently, I watched
Florida's Senator Marco Rubio -- who is
allegedly short-listed as a vice-presidential candidate -- on TV, dancing
around to avoid answering whether he supports Mitt Romney’s position of cutting
foreign aid to reduce the budget deficit. While totally ending foreign aid is
unnecessary, countries with repressive and corrupt regimes are prime candidates
for such a move. First, a diplomatic démarche should be issued with a concrete
timetable for ending human rights abuses and theft of aid. Cambodia is
high on the list of problem nations in this regard. (A great job of exposing a
truly tragic situation, where criminals run a country, through intimidation,
brutality, and murder. And we're sending them money? -- Del)
Honorably discharged veterans of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Services have organized an effort to elect Mitt Romney President of the
States. This group, “Special Operations
Speaks,” or “SOS,” will be structured along quasi-military lines, with an
umbrella organization coordinating the efforts of several subordinate
Service-unique specialties. (A lot of people are taking this Nov election
very, very seriously. As we all should. How it comes out is going to make an
enormous difference to the course this nation takes. And my personal opinion is
that the course this Administration has tried to put us on is one that takes us
over a cliff. -- Del)
Farm Bill 'Reform' Stuffed With Pork. By Debra J. Saunders
Excerpt: This is
version of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
There's just one little problem. Somehow, whenever the two parties work together, they end up spending a lot of other people's money.
DPM: Nation's future depends on Malay unity
Excerpt: In fact, there have been efforts recently by these same parties to manipulate the struggle for freedom and human rights based on liberal Western ideas by challenging Islamic teachings, including campaigns for same-sex marriage and the practice of free sex, which are clearly prohibited by Islam and other religions. … Therefore, Muhyiddin said it is crucial for the Islamic race to create a united thinking (wahdatul fikr) based on true Islamic teachings from the al-Quran and Hadis. (Huh. Islam is the only “race” that you can join by making a statement of believe. Other than Cherokee, I mean. ~Bob.)
Excerpt: Police say Kurdish Pride members were involved in at least one murder, multiple beatings and shootings, drug dealing, illegal weapons and vandalism. Incidents include the 2006 attempted murder of a Metro Parks Police officer and multiple graffiti messages threatening a Metro Police Gang Unit detective. (We can only hope the people beaten and killed didn’t become Islamophobic. That would be terrible. ~Bob.)
"If the newborn is not one of our Shiites, the devil inserts his index finger into the anus of the newborn, who thus becomes a passive homosexual"
Excerpt: Here is some astonishingly high-level anthropological/theological/physiological analysis from a Shi'ite cleric. Now we know why Reza Aslan, the apologist for the Islamic Republic of Iran and Sharia oppression, accuses his foes of being homosexual.
Mob attacks women at
anti-sexual harassment rally Egypt
Excerpt: Hundreds of men assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment, with the attackers overwhelming the male guardians and groping and molesting several of the female marchers in
Cairo's Tahrir Square.
(They sure know how to have a good time over at the Arab Spring. ~Bob.)
Obama Administration admits "hundreds" of closed-door meetings with Hamas-linked CAIR
Excerpt: They know that what they're doing is wrong, too -- look at how they try to strongarm the Daily Caller for reporting on this. Hamas-linked CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case -- so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
looking for a $125 billion bailout Spain
Excerpt: Friday, the International Monetary Fund informed the world that, in their estimation,
Spain is in need of a bailout of
’round about $50
billion to rescue their banking system and save the country from
financial disaster. Today, we learned that the real situation is, in fact, much
worse than the original estimate, and that Spain would actually prefer an aid
package closer to about $125 billion. Well, fancy that — who could’ve seen that
one coming? (Every bailout just brings Europe
closer to collapse. Greece
got still another, and now Spain
comes hat in hand. But wait! We can't forget Portugal,
and maybe Italy?
And then, and then...Don Hank)
The Lynching of George Zimmerman, By Anthony W. Hager
Excerpt: Whether or not Zimmerman misled the court is immaterial. In fact, his guilt or innocence is immaterial. His trial has transcended justice; it's now about capitalizing on opportunity.
Politics by Other Means. By Mark Moyar
Excerpt: Last week, on the eve of publication of David E. Sanger's "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power," the New York Times ran an excerpt that detailed secret American cyberattacks on
Sens. John McCain and Saxby Chambliss promptly demanded an investigation,
charging that this and other recent leaks of secret information were coming
from administration officials more concerned about the president's re-election
than about the nation's security. (Dr. Moyar does a great job of examining what
the books reveal about the supposed leadership of Mr. Obama, and how things go
on in the Administration. – Del.
I highly recommend Moyar’s book on Vietnam and on the history of
counter insurgency warfare. ~Bob.)
Excerpt: The Taliban suicide bomber, who was wearing a burka, attacked the French troops in the district of Nirjab at about 11:30 local time, according to Pajhwok Afghan News. Five French soldiers were wounded; three are in "serious condition." Three Afghan soldiers were also wounded.
Partisan Press? "That's The Way It Was" With Cronkite
Excerpt: After a new biography exposing the unassailable CBS legend Walter Cronkite as a fraud, the network's president admits, "partisanship is very much a part of journalism now." Actually, "that's the way it was" too. (A great article, finally revealing the truth about the supposedly fair and unbiased reporting of the past. However, I still disagree somewhat with what it says, in that as biased as the media were way back when, I see them as far more biased, and openly so, today. --
Clueless appeal to aid gov’t workers
Excerpt: Excerpt: A startlingly listless President Obama appeared in the White House press room yesterday morning, spoke some dull preliminaries about the European financial crisis — and then slipped and tumbled headfirst into re-election quicksand from which he will find it very difficult to extricate himself. Now, it is not the case that the president is finished because he said, “The private sector is doing fine” — even though those were the very words he spoke yesterday, the week after a jump in the unemployment rate and a downward revision of the GDP.
Obama Was Pushed by Drug Industry, E-Mails Suggest
Excerpt: — After weeks of talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous. To cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure that President Obama would stop a proposal intended to bring down medicine prices. On June 3, 2009, one of the lobbyists e-mailed Nancy-Ann DeParle, the president’s health care adviser. Ms. DeParle reassured the lobbyist. Although Mr. Obama was overseas, she wrote, she and other top officials had “made decision, based on how constructive you guys have been, to oppose importation” on a different proposal.