Today’s Reading List

Posted: 13 Apr 2009 in Daily Reading List

Today’s must read. If you are one of those “hope and change” people, you might want to read this. Also, you might want to read up on the foundations of America. America was built on the fundamental principle of freedom. Socialism is not freedom. It isn’t even close. I blame the last Republican and his cohorts in the Congress. They were hell bent on gaining power, even if it meant sacrificing the principles for which they were elected. Now the idiots that be, the Democrats and Obama are carrying this too far to the left.

Bobby Eberle: Socialism vs. Capitalism… And the Winner is…

America is a great nation, not by luck or chance or geography, but because of the American spirit… the belief that we can accomplish anything if we work hard. Those who fought to create this new country believed in limited government with unlimited potential for its citizens. Capitalism was the key. By letting free markets work and keeping government out of the way, Americans have the opportunity to grow as much as their drive, determination, and intellect will take them. That is the American way.

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Mona Charen: Useful Idiots Caucus

Six members of the Congressional Black Caucus traveled to Cuba last week and were delighted with their reception. They met with Raul Castro for four hours (including dinner). Three lucky members of the delegation were even entertained by Fidel at his home. As the Miami Herald reported, the representatives found Castro, to be “very engaging, very energetic … very talkative.” Imagine. The dictator known for his five-hour speeches. Who could have guessed?

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Michelle Malkin: CBC: Congressional Bootlickers for Castro

Congressional Black Caucus Democrats went to Cuba to see what they wanted to see. Not since The New York Times reporter Walter Duranty traipsed around Stalin’s Russia, filing cheery travelogues whitewashing Communist-engineered famine, has America witnessed such disgraceful propaganda tourism.

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David Limbaugh: A Christian Nation?

President Barack Obama said in Turkey: “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

Well, I don’t know what “we” consider “ourselves,” but I do think we ought to examine that statement and why Obama felt compelled to make it a part of his world apology tour.

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Charles Krauthammer: It’s Your Country Too, Mr. President

WASHINGTON — In his major foreign policy address in Prague committing the United States to a world without nuclear weapons, President Obama took note of North Korea’s missile launch just hours earlier and then grandiloquently proclaimed:

“Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something. The world must stand together to prevent the spread of these weapons. Now is the time for a strong international response.”

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Instead of drilling, Obama tilts at green windmills

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this week in New Jersey said that windmills off the East Coast could generate enough electricity to replace all the coal-fired power in the United States. In response, Thomas Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research, told the D.C. Examiner that, “Secretary Salazar is living in Fantasy Land.” According to Pyle, “We would need to install 309,587 giant turbines – about 172 turbines per mile of coast – and hope the wind blows 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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Rachel Marsden: French Workers Shut Down Eiffel Tower: A Preview Of Socialism

A Rasmussen poll here in America has just found that only 53% Americans prefer capitalism to socialism. Care to see what the alternative looks like?

“Strike closes Eiffel Tower; worker’s demands not known,” read the headline of a Canadian Press story this week. Apparently 500 people who work in the city’s largest tourist attraction all just walked off the job. No one even needs an excuse not to work in France anymore. Coming up with things like “demands” takes work and effort. And why bother going through the rigmarole of requesting time off, jockeying for prime vacation days with your colleagues, or even notifying your boss of your absence when they could have it so much worse and really should be so lucky that you just decided not to show up.

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James Lewis: Obama, Obushma, hey, what’s the difference?

OK, conservatives, here’s a plan.

Big deal, we lost the election. (Twice — once for the GOP nomination, and once for the presidency).

The solution? Coopt the Obamunistas.

How? We’ve got the biggest ally in the world, called Reality. It’s a place conservatives know well, because we live there. What’s scary about Obamunismo is that its followers talk as if they don’t live in Reality. Sometimes they even act that way. But nobody can act against Reality for long without getting a lot of bloody noses.

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Dr. Obama

By Randall Hoven

Imagine you go to the doctor because you are having acute abdominal pain.  He says you must go to the hospital immediately for emergency surgery or you will die within 24 hours.  When you wake up, your tummy is now only slightly upset, but your legs have been amputated.

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Monte Kuligowski: Obama’s ‘Christian Nation’

President Obama is taking a fair amount of heat from conservatives for his recent comments in Turkey in which, speaking for Americans, he said that, “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”


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Victor Sharpe: Today’s Mad, Mad, World

The other day I happened to watch the original 1963 Stanley Kramer directed movie, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

46 years later, that title seems frighteningly apt when looking at what the world has become. Stanley Kramer would have been hard put to recognize how prescient his title was. But his film was essentially a comedy of errors; today the world is reduced to a tragic-comedy with a terrifying emphasis on the tragic.

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