President Obama says the economy is the worst since the Great Depression. Actually, it is the worst since the Reagan recession of 1982-83. Further, the 2009 market crash is not the worst since 1929 but since 1987-also on Ronald Reagan’s watch.
Two years ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the following statement in an NBC interview with Brian Williams:
“…we’ll go forward with civility, with honesty, with integrity and with fiscal discipline. No new deficit spending, no new bridges to nowhere, heaping mountains of debt on our children.”
What a change two years makes.
Questions are rightly being raised about whether actress Natasha Richardson could have been saved if her skiing accident had occurred in the U.S. rather than in Canada. No one ever will know if the tragedy could have been averted, but it is worth looking at the timing and medical resources available to her.
The first time Tom Kiklas saw an electronic cigarette, he recalls, “I couldn’t stand it … I thought, ‘I don’t want to be involved in this.’ I’m an anti-smoking kind of guy.”
It’s going to be a real disaster…
The current administration’s economic strategy will create an unmitigated disaster – not only our country’s worst financial calamity, but the greatest economic disaster in recorded history.
Did you go to preschool? When I was growing up, few kids did. But now there is a new movement that says every child in America should have a chance to start school before kindergarten — at taxpayer expense.
I personally think that Obama’s bitch is an ugly ho, but that’s just my opinion. The media thinks that she was elected right along with the asshole in chief. Wake up idiots. She’s NOT important.
Imagine being Laura Bush and turning on the television and watching the absolute deluge of sticky-sweet syrup being poured all over Michelle Obama during her European debut as first lady. It is as if every TV reporter was handed a pamphlet of talking points and ordered to compare Mrs. Obama to Jackie Kennedy. NBC’s Dawna Friesen gushed: “Though Harvard-educated Michelle Obama has substance, not just style, and that’s what sets her apart.”
This past week, we witnessed Barack Obama during his “I’m sorry for being an American” tour. During remarks in France and Turkey, Obama showed little knowledge of facts and history as he tried to make Europe “like” him by apologizing for America being America… for taking the lead when no other countries will.
From time to time, readers ask me what books have made the biggest difference in my life. I am not sure how to answer that question because the books that happened to set me off in a particular direction at a particular time may have no profound or valuable message for others– and can even be books I no longer believe in today.
If you need a shining example of the utter disingenuousness of Barack Obama’s commitment to government transparency, I have two words for you: Ron Sims. This lifelong political hack is to transparency what sunlight is to Dracula, what salt is to a slug, what kryptonite is to Superman, what “The View” is to intelligent debate.
Every old ideological conflict eventually becomes new again. So it is with today’s battle between the forces of socialism, called “fairness” by its advocates, and the forces of capitalism, labeled “liberty” by its supporters. What we are witnessing is an ancient struggle between those who believe in the rights of the individual and those who believe in a sort of “general will.” Those of conservative bent ardently hope for a second American Revolution; those of the left wish desperately for a second French Revolution.
While the poll was taken just before the shooting at the NY immigration center, it did follow a small number of other high profile shootings, so I think the results speak for themselves. From Gallup.com:
In Gallup polling conducted prior to last week’s gun massacre at an immigrant center in Binghamton, N.Y., only 29% of Americans said the possession of handguns by private citizens should be banned in the United States. While similar to the 30% recorded in 2007, the latest reading is the smallest percentage favoring a handgun ban since Gallup first polled on this nearly 50 years ago.
The Associated Press has really outdone itself. Just look at this headline:
Analysis: Obama achieves defining TV shot in Iraq
It’s a drool-drenched piece on Obama’s masterful “achievement” – manipulating a politically expedient photo op with the troops in Baghdad. The AP “analysis” – or rather, adjunct public relations release – praises Obama for creating an image that will help him politically:
Is how Camille Paglia, in Salon, describes Obama’s bow to the “Custodian of the two Holy Mosques.”
Paglia urges Obama to get himself a Chief of Protocol and learn some manners. And, in impressive defiance of the MSM coverage embargo, she actually comments on Obama’s stonewalling on his birth certificate and education records.
The manager of South East Area Law Enforcement has some thoughts, of which the most relevant are:
“Where times have been reliably documented, the average post-Columbine “rapid mass murder episode” lasts just 8 minutes, according to Borsch’s calculations. “The murderer’s timeline begins when he says it begins. Any prevention, deterrence or delay efforts have failed at that point, and the police are handicapped with catching up whenever they are notified.”