Mr. Obama’s disgraceful speech on the “Arab Spring” displayed incredible ignorance of the reality of Israel’s current situation, a view of middle eastern “history” completing devoid of factual truth, and a faith in Palestinian good will that defies rational explanation. In stark contrast to Mr. Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress demonstrated true leadership and statesmanship by realistically assessing the history of Israel’s relationship with its Arab neighbors, the current situation in Israel, and Palestinian desires for genocide over anything vaguely resembling peace with a Jewish state in the Jewish homeland.
It’s official! The recount’s postponement of reality is over. What any rational person knew weeks ago is now officially acknowledged.
Her electoral chances are still dead, but her flying monkeys won’t give up as easily as that. Still, the score is:
Wisconsin Voters 1
Union Loony Goons 0
That’s the bureaucrat-unionista solution for all our fiscal problems. Like most populist solutions, it’s short, simple, and wrong! In other words, it’s a perfect fit for the Liberal-Regressive psyche (see The Progressive Übermensch for a discussion of the Regressive mindset). Typical of Liberalism, it is based on false assumptions (or outright lies)–primarily that the rich aren’t being taxed and that they have enough money to pay all our bills.
The standard conservative response is to point out that we already do tax the rich. Whether that response is correct depends in large part on how you define “the rich.” As is usually the case with liberal-regressives, they don’t even know what they mean by the term. “Tax” is usually a reference to the income tax, individual or corporate. “Rich” is ambiguous at best. Since they’re talking about income taxes, it is natural to assume that “rich” means “high-income.” However, when they talk about the rich, they seem to be referring to people who don’t “work” (a Marxist term based on lies) at all; they merely take and sit around counting their wealth.
It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to buy a liberal bumper sticker and remove all doubt. I saw this bumper sticker on a car recently. It is an obvious reference to John Adam’s Wealth of Nations and the Invisible Hand. It is also typical of the simplistic thinking underlying the entire spectrum of liberalism. It should go without saying that it is also entirely wrong.
News outlets are reporting that Donald Trump has stated that he will not run for the Republican presidential nomination. I suppose it’s possible that the Donald has looked at some polling numbers and decided he’s got no chance to win the nomination, or that he’s decided against trying to self-finance a campaign for a job involving a large reduction in pay. However, I think it far more reasonable to conclude that his “campaigning” was solely for the purpose of gaining publicity all along.
Why did the American colonies fight The Revolutionary War? We were all taught phrases like “taxation without representation” as the driving cause of The Revolution. When I was a child, we were also taught with animation and song that “The shot heard ’round the world was the start of The Revolution.”
What they didn’t spend a lot of time explaining is why the shot heard ’round the world was fired. It was fired at a colonial militiaman defending a fundamental right, and it had nothing at all whatsoever to do with taxation. British forces were marching to seize weapons in an armory. Not a government armory, but an armory filled with weapons owned in common by the people, in other words, privately owned weapons. That’s right, King George was the original “gun grabber” and it was resistance to this affront, not taxation or the Intolerable Acts, that pushed the colonists from resistance and protest to taking up arms in revolution against the Crown and a country to which they had always been fiercely loyal.
Last Friday, Stu Levitan posted the following comment regarding a hearing on a proposed Concealed-Carry law:
I think it would be fun to have 2 or 3 dangerous-looking black guys testify next week in support of concealed carry. The more gang-banger the better. Let the committee know EXACTLY who they’ll be letting carry guns.
Although the statement is blatantly racist, it actually reveals deep-seated bigotry of a different sort. Just as racism is based in part on false stereotypes on racial groups, this comment is based on a false stereotype about conservatives and Republicans–that they are racists. The Left has long used its hold on popular culture and media to perpetuate false stereotypes. They used to denigrate the intelligence and abilities of minorities. Now they prefer to attack traditional families and American values. I don’t know Mr. Levitan, but it is obvious from his statement that he is an ignorant bigot.
The Heritage Foundation and the Institute for Energy Research have posted a revealing video about the economic harm that the Obama administration is causing with its War on Domestic Energy. Many Gulf Coast companies are shrinking or dying because of the Permitorium on offshore drilling. Seahawk Drilling used to own and operate shallow-water oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Now they’re bankrupt and 632 people are out of work. In the video, Seahawk Drilling CEO Randall Stilley describes how the drilling permit moratorium is putting companies out of business and innocent people out of work.
Earlier today, Mr. Obama visited Ground Zero in New York city for the first time since his inauguration, and met with a small group of family members of 9/11 victims. Fortunately for him, and despite the best efforts of his administration and Justice Department, his visit was not marred by an ongoing civilian criminal trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other GITMO detainees. For the time being, Ground Zero is also not the sight of a mosque essentially in tribute to the 9/11 hijackers, but that could change.
“Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.”
Congratulations to everyone involved with finding and eliminating bin Laden, from the brave men who went in and took him out to President Obama! Congratulations also go to President Bush and Vice President Cheney for instituting the programs and policies that helped provide the intelligence leads to find bin Laden.
bin Laden is dead:to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The witness of his death are the Navy Seals and CIA operatives who killed him. It is their word that I believe and their word is all that I need! In other words, the Truthers can just crawl back into whatever holes they crawled out of!