ALOHA, ALL!! It looks like the 0bama Royal Family has arrived for their Hawaii vacation. But wait….King Barry isn’t here yet. He “needed” to stay back in DC a little longer to make sure the payroll tax cut issue got resolved (Really? What the heck was he gonna do about it??) Anyhow, Queen Michelle and the two little princesses couldn’t wait for Barry so they headed out by themselves – with Barry to follow shortly after. Wasteful, much? Ah, but that’s what royal people do – they spend the peons’ money disregarding cost. After all, aren’t they due? Oh yeah…estimated cost for the 0bama adventure this year is $4,135,038. You can get a lot of shave ice with that much money. With More Vacation Days and Separate Travel, Price of Obama’s Annual Hawaiian Holiday Rises | Hawaii Reporter
UPDATE: Maybe Barry won’t be able to come to Hawaii at all. House Republicans Rebel Against Democrat-Controlled Senate Bill, Want Year-Long Payroll Tax Cut | CNSnews.com ”"The president said we shouldn’t be going anywhere without getting our work done,” Boehner said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” referring to President Barack Obama’s oft-repeated promise to postpone his Christmastime trip to Hawaii if the legislation was not finished. “Let’s get our work done, let’s do this for a year.” Wanna bet Barry gets out of Dodge despite his bluster about getting the job done????
This makes sense – so it probably won’t happen. How Can We Replace Today’s Bloated and Inefficient Tax Code? – AskHeritage ”America’s tax code needs reform, plain and simple. The current tax system discourages saving, investment, and entrepreneurship. It’s a drag on productivity, job growth, international competitiveness, and wages. It’s complicated beyond belief, and it needs to change.”
ICYMI: DOJ Memo: Solicitor General Kagan ‘Substantially Participated’ in Obamacare-Related Case | CNSnews.com ”Exactly two months before the Judiciary Committee Republicans asked Kagan these questions, however, her top deputy, Neal Katyal, had written her a memo informing her that she had “substantially participated” in Golden Gate Restaurant Association v. San Francisco—a case that Kagan’s own office tied to Obamacare.”
Barry thinks he’s fourth best. This didn’t make it into the 60 Minutes interview you saw last week. Maybe because it makes him sound like…well..an egotistical maniac? (Shaka to Scott.)
But he’s Israel’s BFF! Articles: Scintillating Chutzpah: Obama at Reform Judaism’s Confab ”In a display of scintillating chutzpah, after bidding everybody “Shabbat Shalom,” Obama linked himself to the biblical Joseph — the chief character in this week’s Torah portion. When Joseph’s father Jacob told him to join his brothers in their pasturelands, Obama pointed out, Joseph stepped forward and obediently said one word, “Hineni” – ” Here I am….Obama assured his audience that he also was ready to declare “Hineni” in responding to Israel’s struggles…” ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? DID THE PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE REALLY FALL FOR THIS SHIBAI??? (Hawaiian word)
Time for some NewsBusted: “Camels don’t have back seats” – LOL!
Dear Leader is dead – long live Dear Leader. North Korea mourns dead leader, son hailed as “Great Successor” – Yahoo! News ”Earlier a tearful North Korean television announcer, dressed in black and her voice quavering, said the 69-year old ruler died on Saturday of “physical and mental over-work” on a train on his way to give field guidance — advice dispensed by the “Dear Leader” on trips to factories, farms and the military.” Here’s how the new Dear Leader mourned his father’s death: Surprise! New Dear Leader conducts missile test « Hot Air
Barry didn’t like this. Gee, I wonder why?? Lawmakers Offer Bipartisan Plan to Overhaul Medicare | Committee On The Budget ”A Democratic senator, Ron Wyden of Oregon, and a Republican representative, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, unveiled a bipartisan plan on Wednesday to revamp Medicare and make a fixed federal contribution to the cost of coverage for each beneficiary. The lawmakers aim to reshape the debate over the giant health insurance program by addressing concerns that have provoked fierce opposition to similar ideas in the past.”
Final Thought: ”The right to rise.” Paul Ryan, describing the concept of economic freedom. ”In freedom lies the risk of failure, but in statism lies the certainty of stagnation.” Jeb Bush, Wall Street Journal editorial
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
(HDR Readers: A very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I won’t be sending as many posts in the next couple of weeks….I’ll be celebrating Christmas, and the New Year. I also have a book to finish! Enjoy the warmth and beauty of the season.)
ALOHA, ALL! Michele Bachmann gets migraines. Big Whoop. She has also raised 5 kids and 23 foster kids. But she gets migraines. She has served in Congress, worked as a tax attorney, and owned a small business. But she gets migraines. The lamestream media made such a big deal out of Bachmann’s headaches and the fact that an “unnamed source” claimed she was incapacitated by them. So I’m wondering: have we ever seen Barack Obama’s full medical record? (It’s a rhetorical question – we have not.) We do know that he smokes….holy Marlboro Man! Shouldn’t we be concerned about that??? Give me a break – the sexist media machine is at work once again, showing their disdain toward strong, conservative women. I STILL say the election of Barack 0bama showed that Americans are indeed post-racial (or even too willing to give a person the benefit of the doubt because he’s non-white.) Of course, some might validly argue that 0bama has set race relations back 20 years. But sexism still abounds. So I couldn’t care less about Bachmann’s migraines – I’m more concerned about the guy in the White House who’s causing us all to have a big, fat headache on a daily basis!
0bama thinks he has all the answers. Narcissist-in-Chief Isn’t Happy: Would be Easier If I Could Do This Debt Thing by Executive Order and By-Pass Those SOBs Boehner and Cantor – Common American Journal “I’m sympathetic to your view that this would be easier if I could do this entirely on my own. It would mean all these conversations I’ve had over the last three weeks, I could have been spending time with Malia and Sasha instead,” President Obama said at a town hall. TIME WITH MALIA AND SASHA????? Give me a break – you’d be out on the golf course!
Speaking of headaches. I actually saw this on Fox News the other day – it’s great!
Here’s a solution: Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes I’ve heard in all this drama about the debt ceiling: “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.” (Hat-tip to Marvin for that one!)
Is the Tea Party movement relevant? Ask George Will: Time Is on the Side of Tea Party Reforms – Common American Journal ”Thanks largely to the tea party, today, more than at any time since Reagan’s arrival 30 years ago, Washington debate is conducted in conservatism’s vocabulary of government retrenchment. The debt-ceiling vote, an action-forcing mechanism of limited utility, has at least demonstrated that Obama is, strictly speaking, unbelievable.”
ICYMI – Here’s what Dirty Harry Reid had to say about Cut Cap and Balance on Friday: “If they [Senate Republicans] want to debate it tomorrow for a period of time, they can do that, but I’m going to — I think this piece of legislation is about as weak and senseless as anything that has ever come on this Senate floor … The American people should understand that this is a bad piece of legislation. Perhaps some of the worst legislation in the history of this country.” Meanwhile, here’s what he said in 2006 – HE THOUGHT IT WAS OUTRAGEOUS THAT WE MIGHT INCREASE THE DEBT LIMIT TO $9 TRILLION: HEY HARRY – YOUR DUPLICITY IS SHOWING!!!!!!!
And what is the other hand doing? End of the Line | FreedomWorks ”Behind the scenes, while Washington and the United States focus on the debt crisis, President Obama’s EPA has been quietly implementing one of the most radical and costly policies of his administration. Ever since the failure of cap-and-trade, the administration has turned to the EPA to carry out its radical environmental agenda.”
Meanwhile, back in the Heartland. Wisconsin Accounts For More Than Half of New Jobs in June and Kasich Touts Ohio’s Improvement in CNBC Business Survey Well, well, well……how do you like them apples, 0bama and union thugs?????
Survey Says….Trust on Issues – Rasmussen Reports™ ”The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 45% trust Republicans more when it comes to handling economic issues, while 35% put more trust in Democrats.”
The growing concern over Kagan. Letter_to_Judiciary_Committee_re_Kagan_Recusal.pdf “Contradictory to her 2010 confirmation testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, recently released Department of Justice (DOJ) documents indicate that Justice Kagan actively participated with her Obama Administration colleagues in formulating a defense of PPACA.” PPACA = 0bamacare. Kagan = 0bamacare lackey.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people affected by the attacks in Norway.
Final Thought: ”Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Ronald Reagan
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL! Have you had enough of the birth certificate flap yet? I predict it’s not over. Should it be over? That’s for you to decide. I can tell you that the internet is ablaze with people coming out of the woodwork saying that the certificate 0bama released is a scam. I still have questions: Why did he release it now – is he really that afraid of “The Donald”? Why not during the primary campaign when Hillary’s camp questioned this? Most important – why not before an honorable career military officer & physician (Lt COL Terry Lakin) was sent to prison because he had the gall to question 0bama’s eligibility? So here’s my theory: Barry/Barack is morally ineligible to be POTUS, no matter where he was born or who his father was. Any Commander-in-Chief who purposely ruins a good soldier’s name and career – which 0bama did – is reprehensible. Lt COL Lakin was court martialed after serving 18 years and receiving the Bronze Star. He will be released next month after 6 months in prison, and a total forfeiture of all pay and allowances. I hope we haven’t heard the last from LT COL Lakin…we need honorable men like him to question with boldness, hold to the truth and speak without fear. Meanwhile, check this out (Thanks to Scott for the link):
OK – I have to post one more because it’s my friend Pamela Geller (of the blog Atlas Shrugs) on Fox Business:
Need a passport? Do you know every address you’ve ever had or every place you’ve ever worked? New passport questionnaire baffles many with absurd info demands – Common American Journal ”What if I told you that those were some of the queries the State Department is proposing for a new “biographical questionnaire” as part of the passport application? Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? It’s true.” Here’s the document: Biographical Questionnaire for a US Passport
Cheesehead thugs. Wisc. Democrats Use Recall Petition Info to Harass Voters | THE UNION LABEL ”In yet another union-styled outrage, Democrats backed by union thugs in Wisconsin are using the personal information of voters found on recall petitions to harass them because they signed a petition to recall Green Bay Democrat State Senator Dave Hansen…Democrats are using a fake phone number and a fake caller ID in order to get voters to answer the phone only to be harangued about having signed the recall petition.” They see the writing on the wall, because check this out…
WOW – just WOW! Mass. Dems Strip Unions of Bargaining Rights – Patriot Update “It’s pretty stunning,’’ said Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “These are the same Democrats that all these labor unions elected. The same Democrats who we contributed to in their campaigns. The same Democrats who tell us over and over again that they’re with us, that they believe in collective bargaining, that they believe in unions. . . . It’s a done deal for our relationship with the people inside that chamber.’’ I’d say it’s a done deal for unions. Period.
Panetta to Defense, Petraeus to CIA. Obama Chooses Panetta to Succeed Gates and Petraeus to Head C.I.A. – NYTimes.com ”The new assignments for Mr. Panetta and Gen. Petraeus are the Obama administration’s first moves in a major reshaping of its national-security team. The new team will confront major decisions about troop withdrawals from both Afghanistan and Iraq while managing its engagement with allied forces in Libya.”OMG….what about Barry’s leftie supporters who called him “General Betray Us”????? Can Barry possibly be betraying them?
SCOTUS, Kagan & 0bamacare. Obamacare, the Supreme Court, and Recusal | The Foundry ”…she (Elena Kagan) is likely to participate in the cases challenging Obamacare, including the Supreme Court’s ultimate review of the matter. This despite growing concerns about how much involvement Kagan may have had in early deliberations about the legislation and then potential litigation while she was Solicitor General—and whether this involvement merits recusal.”
POOP (Particulars of 0bama’s Presidency): Chronicle for Wednesday, April 27, 2011 – PatriotPost ”Two college professors just released a study of national protests between 2007 and 2009. What did they find? ‘After January 2007, the attendance at antiwar rallies [measured in] roughly the tens of thousands, or thousands, through the end of 2008. After the election of Barack Obama as president, the order of magnitude of antiwar protests dropped. Organizers were hard pressed to stage a rally with participation in the thousands, or even in the hundreds. For example, we counted exactly 107 participants at a Chicago rally on October 7, 2009.’ Amazing. Especially because the war in Afghanistan ramped up after Obama was elected. American fatalities shot up in 2009 and 2010. The protesters have remained silent over Libya.” –columnist John Stossel
More POOP: Obama’s Top Six Gas Price Myths Busted | The Foundry ”The same Washington press corps that hammered President George W. Bush relentlessly when prices were still well under $3 a gallon—well before the $4 a gallon peak, which lasted only six weeks in 2008—have given President Obama a pass thus far on the recklessness of his energy policy. In fact, in the first two years of his presidency, as gas prices steadily rose to over $3 a gallon, the press corps never asked the President about gas prices in any of his press briefings.”
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Bad news: Inventor of teleprompter dead at 91 « Hot Air ”Imagine how different our country would be if not for his invention. Instead of reading “Yes we can” off a glass screen, The One would have had to read it off an index card. Or maybe even memorize it. Tomorrow TOTUS will stand at half-staff.”
While Barry was taping Oprah. Southern storm system spawns dozens of tornadoes, killing 250 people in 6 states – The Washington Post God bless all the people affected by the storms. UPDATE: Barry/Barack is headed to Alabama on Friday. There must be an 0bama fundraiser nearby. Meanwhile, Texas has been waiting for nearly two weeks to get federal aid for wildfires that have scorched nearly 2 million acres of land. UPDATE 1-Governor says Obama leaving Texas in the dust | Reuters The fires started in mid-April. God bless all the people affected by the fires.
Final Thought: ”Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Benjamin Franklin
To All You Great HDR Readers: I’ll be taking a break from the HDR for a couple of weeks – I’m traveling out of the country (good thing I have my passport already….I also have a REAL birth certificate.) Look for the next issue of the HDR the week of May 16. In the meantime….
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL! I attended a convention in Las Vegas last weekend. That 6:00 am flight I took Sunday morning as I was leaving Sin City gave me pause (for a number of reasons, mostly because I am NOT a morning person!) Between the slots, craps and blackjack action (no….I didn’t do ANY of these things…I was working) I made it a point to query the locals about how things were going. While most said things were better than last year, they all agreed that times were tough – unemployment in Nevada is about 14%. When I mentioned Harry Reid’s name, scorn, epithets, eye-rolling and other gestures occurred. Whenever I travel somewhere, I try to get an idea from the locals their overall feeling about what’s happening in their part of the country…different places, same reactions. All this leads me to believe that this November will not be a mere change in both Houses of Congress, it will be a tsunami! Pay no attention to the recent news stories that perhaps the Dems won’t lose as badly as predicted. That’s all smoke and mirrors from the lamestream media: 0bama And The Dems heading For Electoral Disaster I’d bet the farm that it’s going to be a HUGE defeat for the Dems…and I don’t even gamble!
Can This Be True???? Congressman John Boehner Willing To Present 0bama Resignation Petitions To House
There He Goes Again. It’s reported that 0bama’s first words when he landed in Canada for the G-8 Summit were: “You’ve Got A Lot Of Golf Courses Here, Don’t You?” Seriously. Dear Leader needs to learn the difference between “golf” and “gulf.” And you gotta love our esteemed VP…calling a shop owner a “smart ass.” Just think – the line of succession to the Presidency is Biden, Pelosi, and now 85-year-old Inouye (with the death of Robert Byrd.) Makes you feel secure, doesn’t it? Then again, Inouye is younger than Byrd was.
Don’t Laugh – It Could Happen. According to Bill O’Reilly, if obama bypasses Congress to make millions of illegals citizens, that’s an impeachable offense: O’Reilly Says obama Could Face Impeachment
Barry Gets Slapped; Where’s The Flyswatter? It turns out the leaders at the G-20 (which happened after the G-8…doesn’t anyone stay home and take care of their own business anymore?) didn’t agree with 0bama and decided that nations need to focus on cutting their deficits: World Leaders Agree On Timetable For Cutting Deficits 0bama called it a “violent agreement.” Is this guy for real? BTW, he has NEVER had any job involving financial oversight yet he’s qualified to lecture the rest of the world on such matters? A Baskin-Robbins ice cream scooper in high school, he sure has come a long way, baby! 0bama was afraid that cutting back spending too quickly might jeopardize the “fragile” global recovery. Global recovery? What planet does he live on? Must be the….PLANET OF THE FLIES!!
A fly lands on President Barack Obama’s face as he delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act and the New Patients Bill of Rights, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
Is That A Threat Or A Promise? What kind of President says this? ”…next year when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits and debt step-up because I’m calling their bluff. We’ll see how much of that, how much of the political arguments that they’re making right now are real and how much of it was just politics.” Read more HERE
Get To Know Cloward and Piven. If you watch Glenn Beck you know who these people are and the strategy they devised in the 1960s. Their plan was to crash the US economy by overloading state welfare roles and bring on a socialist revolution. Sound familiar? 1966 Cloward Piven Strategy Unveiled And it just so happens that my cousin sent me this link with a great explanation of CP and how 0bama is using it: obama’s Agenda – Overwhelm The System Thanks, Randy!
Get To Know Jones. You’ve heard of The Jones Act, but what exactly is it? And why did it prevent the Dutch from helping with the Gulf oil spill? The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, was meant to save the merchant marine industry by requiring ships that plied American waters be built in the United States and manned by American crews. After the oil started gushing, lawmakers started demanding that the government waive the law to speed international assistance for the cleanup. What the White House can’t waive, however, is the ongoing damage caused by the Jones Act. The policies it embodies are a remnant of a worldview that contributed to economic collapse and the Great Depression. Read more HERE And it turns out that Dutch offer to help stood for several days. The Dutch know a lot about dealing with such disasters. Too bad the unions are more important to 0bama than Averting A Catastrophe Thanks to hubby for these two great links
Thanks, But No Thanks! Remember when AZ Governor Jan Brewer met with 0bama and he promised he’d respond to her requests for help in two weeks? Guess what he did? He put up signs. Oh yeah – he also decided to sue Arizona. Brewer responded: Jan Brewer To The pResident Video UPDATE: obama now sending 1200 troops to the border (525 are going to AZ). Brewer says 6,000 are needed, 3,000 of those to AZ. Rick Perry of TX joins with Brewer in saying it’s not enough: Governors Criticize obama’s Border Security Plan
HDR 2012 GOP TICKET PREDICTION: GINGRICH/BREWER! Remember folks….you heard it here first! Wouldn’t you just LOVE to see Gingrich debate 0bama????????
Everybody’s Talkin’ At Me. Jon Voight wrote 0bama a letter and it was published in the Washington Times. He said at the end, “Your destruction of this country may never be remedied, and we may never recover. I pray to God you stop, and I hope the people in this great country realize your agenda is not for the betterment of mankind, but for the betterment of your politics.” I wonder if Dear Leader will respond? An Open Letter To President 0bama
The Woman With No Paper Trail. Want to know more about Elena Kagan? The Heritage Foundation has a great overview. Click HERE And lo and behold, unlike obama the vast majority of Americans (74%) think upholding the Constitution is more important than empathy in Supreme Court Justices: The Constitution Is Still Number One Looks like Dear Leader is out of touch with the American people on yet another issue.
The Chris And Barney Show. So Chris Dodd’s financial reform bill passed. He said, “No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.” HUH? Is he channeling Nancy Nitwit? And why is the guy who’s been in bed with Fannie and Freddie and charged with all kinds of corruption in charge of financial reform? Lawmakers Guide Dodd-Frank Bill For Wall Street Reform Into Homestretch But hang on….here’s the best part. One of the last motions Friday was to name the bill after the two chairmen, Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank who had shepherded the legislation through the House over the past year. At 5:07 a.m., they agreed unanimously that it would be known as the Dodd-Frank bill, and the sound of applause echoed down the empty hallways. Oh joy.
The Goracle Gets Hot and Heavy. This is just icky: Al Gore Was Focus of Sex Crime Inquiry But pretty good title, no? ”Hot and Heavy” ;-)
An Independence Day Gift! The Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that the Second Amendment, which forbids Congress from infringing the right to keep and bear arms, applies to state and local governments as well.
The case, McDonald v. Chicago, involved a challenge to the City of Chicago’s gun control law, regarded as among the strictest in the nation. The justices did not strike down the Chicago law directly, but remanded the case to a lower court for review, where it appeared likely to be struck down under today’s decision. Justice Alito said, “It is clear that the Framers . . . counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty,” YES!!!!!
Final Thought: “[M]y highest duty as president [is] to preserve peace and defend these United States. … American strength is once again a sheltering arm for freedom in a dangerous world. Strength is the most persuasive argument we have to convince our adversaries to negotiate seriously and to cease bullying other nations. But tonight the security program that you and I launched to restore America’s strength is in jeopardy, threatened by those who would quit before the job is done. Any slackening now would invite the very dangers America must avoid and could fatally compromise our negotiating position. Our adversaries … respect only nations that negotiate from a position of strength.” –Ronald Reagan WOW – we sure could use him now!
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!
A BLESSED, HAPPY AND WONDERFUL INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL HDR READERS!!!
ALOHA, ALL! Picture this: It’s 4 years ago and President Bush is giving the commencement address at Hampton University in Virginia. He says this…..”The 24/7 media environment bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter. With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a means of emancipation. All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy.” The press has a field day! Not only is the president admitting he is out of touch regarding new technology, he considers the news and information spread via such means a distraction. Bush is criticized for wanting to suppress free speech. He’s pictured in political cartoons as an out-of-touch old man trying to communicate with Morse Code. The uproar is so loud that Bush eventually needs to hold a press conference to try and explain his way out of his statements….and the press gets a chance to skewer him once again. He never recovers from these ridiculous comments and the press never lets us forget he made them. Well….those comments were made only it was this past weekend and they were made by 0bama. (BTW – he said “ePANTSapation” not “emancipation” – LOL!) Yet he gets another pass, another wink, another nod. This guy is unbelievable, shameless and a liar (he doesn’t know how to use an iPod? He did a Rolling Stone interview in 2008 talking about all the eclectic music on his iPod. And didn’t he give one to the Queen of England, complete with all his speeches?) Please! The only “pressures on our democracy” are coming from you. The President’s Trick or Tweet Oh yeah, Mr. Brilliant Constitutional Scholar – we are NOT a democracy, we are a Constitutional Republic!!
Here Comes The Judge. Was anyone really surprised that 0bama picked Elena Kagan as his SCOTUS nominee? Another day, another Chicago radical. Elena Kagan is just that. I find it not surprising that 0bama would nominate someone with no judicial experience to sit on the Supreme Court….the highest court in the land THE ONE that makes judicial decisions with far-reaching and long lasting repercussions. I guess 0bama figures since he had no executive experience and could be elected the country’s chief executive, then having actually DONE something in one’s area that directly pertains to his/her job is merely a technicality. Go figure. In fact, Kagan mirrors 0bama in many ways: Elena Kagan is a lot like Obama They pilloried Bork – what makes me think Kagan won’t get “Borked”? What makes me think the lame-stream media will fawn all over her? Of course, they already have….first female Dean of Harvard Law School blah, blah, blah. (BTW, I don’t like so-called “quotas.” I want the best person for the job regardless of sex, race & ethnicity. So there’s an idea….what if 0bama had nominated a white protestant male? He would have gotten props from me for sure.) Looks like Kagan also had ties to Goldman Sachs – I really don’t care about that. In this day and age you can’t find people who haven’t consulted or worked for some of these large companies and corporations. So unless she was involved in any of their nefarious actions, so what. My main concern is that 0bama – true to form – picked someone who fit a certain profile: female, lesbian, leftist (I thought profiling was frowned upon???) In fact, my thoughts about Kagan were summed up perfectly in this edition of The Morning Bell from the Heritage Foundation: Ed Meese on Elena Kagan She also banned military recruiters from Harvard Law School: Kagan Spit in the Eye of America’s Armed Forces and she wrote her thesis mourning the demise of socialism: Young Kagan’s Thesis on Socialism
I Couldn’t Resist This Picture! Separated At Birth? (Thanks, Carl
The Safety Dance. Ann Coulter thinks 0bama’s security policy is simple: Let’s Hope Their Bombs Don’t Work After last week’s HDR, my friend Teri emailed me with an updated list of attempted and thwarted terrorist attacks. Of almost 30 Islamist terror schemes uncovered on US soil since 9/11, 10 came in 2009. They included:
- a plan to attack military aircraft and synagogues in New York (four men arrested in May),
- the fatal shooting of an Army recruiter and wounding of another in Little Rock in June,
- the North Carolina plot to wage jihad in various countries (either men charged in July),
- a conspiracy to plant bombs in New York (prevented by apprehension of the accused, an Afghan national from Denver, in September),
- an attempted bombing at an Illinois courthouse, also in September,
- an intended assault on a shopping center in Massachusetts, foiled in October,
- and a firefight later that same month in Detroit between FBI agents and radicals bent on establishing an Islamist enclave ruled by sharia law n the United States.
- the Fort Hood massacre on November 5, for which an Army psychiatrist, Nidal Hasan, has been charged with 13 deaths, has been followed by two more cases.
- on December 9, five college-age Muslims from northern Virginia were arrested in Pakistan. They were allegedly headed for terror training camps, and were detained along with Khalid Chaudry, father of the apparent leader of the younger enthusiasts, Umer Farooq Chaudhry.
- on December 14, a filing by federal prosecutors charged that David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani-American businessman from Chicago whose birth name is Daood Gilani, was complicit in the terror assault that killed nearly 170 people in Bombay last year.
Why Oh, Cinco de Mayo? Did you know that the 5th of May isn’t even a major holiday in Mexico? It marks a minor Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla (The French?? Do they even have a military?) Anyhow, it’s a regional holiday in Mexico…not a big national celebration as some would have us believe. It’s a bigger deal here in the US because beer and tequila companies have made it so. Yep – all the pro-illegal amnesty folks like to use it as an excuse to feign disdain for kids wearing US flag shirts. After all, wearing the US flag might be incendiary on the 5th of May. Meanwhile, high school kids in Montebello, CA can hang the Mexican flag above the American flag and turn it upside down. (Thanks to Bruce for the photo.) And check out this guy – Ron Gochez. He’s speaking at a La Raza rally at UCLA: Teacher Calls for Mexican Revolt But here’s the most outrageous part – Gochez is a history teacher at Sanchee High School in the LA area. I’m sure he doesn’t distort American history one bit – He needs to be fired!
Why do I think we could travel to Mexico on Cinco de Mayo, drape ourselves in the US flag, and no one would care? BTW – Steve Nash, you’re Canadian so don’t lecture us on how to be patriotic. Your silly “Los Suns” shirts for the Phoenix Suns were ridiculous. How many illegals live in your multi-million-dollar-home gated community? My new sports hero is Phil Jackson of the LA Lakers: Phil Jackson Provides Some Answers (I can hear my nephew Andy cheering now! ;-) But, I gotta include this, even though the Cavs lost tonight: Cleveland Rocks
And did you see how AZ Governor Jan Brewer took out an ad chastising 0bama? This is good stuff: Arizona Governor’s Ad Hammers Obama on Immigration
The Gasbags Are At It Again. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman (with the help of Lindsey Graham) are introducing a bill Wednesday for a new gas tax. They want us to drive less in order to save the environment, so they think adding an additional tax to the price of gasoline will do this. Only they deny that it’s a tax. Only in DC can someone lie to your face and think you’re dumb enough to buy it. This bill is actually a new Cap & Trade bill that the environuts are trying to push through. I can see November from my house: Gas Tax To Be Introduced Wednesday
Speaking of November….Do you think our elected officials are paying attention to what’s happening in Britain? Gordon Brown and his Labour Party are out and David Cameron is now the Prime Minister . Michael Barone wrote a good commentary on what this might mean for our elections in November: A Cautionary Tale for US Parties And how about what happened in Utah last weekend? Veteran Senator Bob Bennet was defeated by the GOP party at its state convention – he won’t even be on the ballot for the primary. Paul Jacob of Common Sense had a good commentary about how the Tea Party movement really is shaping the landscape in this year’s elections: Pardon the Vote Fasten your seat belts, folks – it’s going to be a wild ride!
The Three Marxist Amigos. Everyone has heard of Bill Ayers and his close relationship with 0bama (just a “guy in the neighborhood” – right!) But I bet you haven’t heard of Mike Klonsky. It turns out Ayers, 0bama and Klonsky were pretty tight at one time. They even had offices on the same floor of the same building. Well….Klonsky is the former chairman of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS as it was lovingly called in the 1960s.) My friend Sammy who writes the Yid with Lid blog connected the dots and it’s pretty interesting the picture they make: Barack Obama, Bill Ayers and Mike Klonsky It’s a picture that Mao and Lenin would love!
Thank You, 0bama! (Hey….I gotta give credit where credit is due.) You have inspired individuals to run for political office like never before: Black Hopefuls Pick GOP It just goes to show elections really do have consequences ALL OF THEM ARE THIS WEEK’S RISING STARS!!!
Greece Is The Word. Looks like our tax dollars are bailing them out, too. You see, the US is the largest contributor to the International Monetary Fund and since the IMF has decided to bail out Greece, guess who is on the hook for about $7 billion? OPA!!!! Hot Air Blog: Are We Bailing Out Greece?
How About Some Good News For a Change? All the Navy SEALs were found not guilty: McCabe Opens Up About Trial According to a well respected astrophysicist the sun (not us) causes global warming: Real Life Scientist Credits the Sun for Global Warming The Senate voted to audit the Fed. While it didn’t go far enough, at least it’s a step in the right direction since the Fed has NEVER been audited: Senate Backs One-Time Audit of Fed Charles Djou is kicking some donkey butt in the Hawaii special election: Djou Surges in Fundraising American Jews are finally waking up to 0bama: Obama Has Lost Almost Half His Jewish Support
Final Thought: ”I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” Thomas Jefferson
GOD BLESS AMERICA – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER – PASS THIS ON!!
(Note: I’m taking a couple of weeks off from the HDR because of a busy travel schedule. I need to work hard so I can pay my taxes to support the 50% of Americans who don’t pay any – I know you can relate. Look for the next edition in early-to-mid June. In the meantime, don’t give up and don’t give in!)