HDR 110(1): Yesterday’s Infamy = Today’s Ho-Hum News
ALOHA, ALL! 12/7/41 – This date supposedly lives in infamy, but for how much longer? Even here in Hawaii, the front page of the newspaper today was all about the inauguration of our new Governor, Neil Aber”Commie.” The first mention of Pearl Harbor was page A15…and that was in a letter to the editor. Page B1 had an overview of the memorial events, but it took second-tier next to a story about the buoys at Ala Moana Beach Park. Shameful! Did you know there are only about 2,000 Pearl Harbor survivors left? “This may be the last national convention of the Pearl Harbor Survivors because of age. The youngest person is 86 years old. Our numbers are depleting rapidly,” said Edward H. Smith, a 93-year-old Middletown PA resident, who departed for Hawaii Friday. It’s a disgrace that this day is not remembered with MORE fanfare – not less – with each passing year. Soon, all those brave people who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 will be gone. Soon, all those who responded to the call of duty after the attacks will be gone. Yet America will continue to worry about Christmas shopping, newly elected Governors and beach improvements. We should be so lucky. American Thinker Blog: Remember Pearl Harbor (with Video)
Krauthammer on Holder & Assange: “At a [recent] news conference, Attorney General Eric Holder assured the nation that his people are diligently looking into possible legal action against WikiLeaks. Where has Holder been? The WikiLeaks exposure of Afghan War documents occurred five months ago. Holder is looking now at possible indictments? This is a country where a good prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich. Months after the first leak, Justice’s thousands of lawyers have yet to prepare charges against Julian Assange and his confederates? … Where is the Justice Department? And where are the intelligence agencies on which we lavish $80 billion a year? Assange has gone missing. Well, he’s no cave-dwelling jihadi ascetic. Find him. Start with every five-star hotel in England and work your way down. Want to prevent this from happening again? Let the world see a man who can’t sleep in the same bed on consecutive nights, who fears the long arm of American justice. I’m not advocating that we bring out of retirement the KGB proxy who, on a London street, killed a Bulgarian dissident with a poisoned umbrella tip. But it would be nice if people like Assange were made to worry every time they go out in the rain.” –columnist Charles Krauthammer UPDATE: Assange Surrenders in Britain (And Holder had nothing to do with it.)
On The Other Hand.…IMHO, the latest Wikileaks thing is much ado about nothing (see what I wrote last week.) In fact, I see this as one of those so-called crises that 0bama won’t let go to waste, and that scares me. Here’s another opinion on all this, more in line with mine but written much better than I could write it: CableGate’s Grand Illusion (Thanks to Rob for the link…and, most important, for making me realize there are others who agree with me!) UPDATE: So I’m watching today’s Glenn Beck show and lo and behold, he feels the same way! Wow, now I really feel vindicated!
This Week’s Quick Links:
Rush Limbaugh Audio: Where is the Wikileak of 0bama’s Birth Certificate? NOW, we’re talkin’!!
I Shoulda Been A Farmer. Did you hear about the Native American & Black farmers getting reparations? It turns out that $5 billion has been OK’d by Congress to atone for them being discriminated against. It was estimated that 33,000 Black farmers existed during the period in question. 94,000 have signed up for settlements. Fuzzy math or fraud? Reparations? When Pigford Flies
How Do Docs REALLY Feel? Here’s a survey from the Physician’s Foundation with the opinions of 100,000 doctors on 0bamacare: Health Reform and the Decline of Physician Private Practice. I think the title says it all.
What’s $400 Billion Amongst Friends? In case you missed it, 0bama is planning to give $400 billion to the EU to help bail them out. Yep, you read that right. This is insane: Do You Know Where $400 Billion of your Tax Dollars Are?
Nancy Nitwit Fails Again. Thanks to soon-to-be-Speaker John Boehner, women Congress members will have new bathrooms closer to the House floor – just like male Congress members have always had: Women Finally Get Seats in the House I guess Nancy was too busy reading the healthcare bill to take care of this.
And Again. House GOP Leadership Cancels Pelosi’s Committee on Global Warming Buh-Bye Nan!
Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act. Aw…sounds great, doesn’t it? The Regressivists (my new term for the regressive/socialist Democrats) have been trying to pass the DREAM Act for 9 years. Now, Prince Harry sees the writing on the wall and is trying to jam this through the lame duck session: Reid Schedules DREAM Vote for Wednesday. CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW TO OPPOSE THIS AMNESTY IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING!!! (202-224-3121)
Here’s Another One – PSEECA. It’s the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (aka S.3991), and it would require states to comply with federal collective bargaining regulations for public safety employees if the state does not provide its own collective bargaining rights for these employees. Public safety officers, such as firefighters and police officers, would have the right to form and join a labor union, and public employers, such as city governments, would be required to bargain with these organizations. Sure…that wouldn’t cause any problems, now would it? Congress is Determined to Unionize Your Public Safety Employees. (Thanks to Bruce for the info.) UPDATE: More lame duck shenanigans from Prince Harry: Harry’s Holiday Gift to Unions
Maybe Opie Got to Him. Those Andy Griffith propaganda ads for Medicare and 0bamacare cost us $3 million – and Sheriff Taylor lied: Misleading Andy Griffith Ads And here’s a link with the facts checked: The Rest of the Story on Those Andy Griffith Ads Looks like Ron Howard Taught Any a thing or two.
0bama’s War. Notice how we never hear about the fatalities in Afghanistan? During the Iraq war, we were constantly bombarded with daily tallies of deaths, injuries, & reports of IED explosions. Ah…but that was Bush’s war: November 2010 Was Deadliest November for US Forces in 9-Year Afghan War And I agree more and more with this sentiment: Either Win in Afghanistan or Get Our Troops Out!
Mexico’s War. Things are getting more and more serious in Mexico: Drug Cartel-Related Murders Exceed 10,000 for Year So Far. But no worries – Napolitano says all is hunky-dorey: Napolitano Glosses Over Drug War
No Drilling. Another unreported story – 0bama’s administration has rescinded its decision to allow offshore oil drilling to expand into the eastern Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Coast. Instead, the current moratorium on said drilling will continue for another seven years, until more safety and environmental regulations can be devised and implemented. This action keeps millions of acres and potentially billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas off limits. So much for Democrats’ pledge of “energy independence.” Seven-Year Drilling Ban Not Good News for Louisiana
An Inconvenient Truth. Al Bore admitted last week that “First-generation ethanol, I think, was a mistake.” HUH????? Thanks to this bumbling idiot, we’ve been paying for ethanol subsidies since 1994 – adding nearly $5 billion to the deficit last year alone: You Can Stop Paying For Al Gore’s Mistake Ah, but there is justice after all: Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection Shutting Down Offices
Bush’s Job Approval Now Higher Than 0bama’s. The latest Gallup poll rating recent Presidents still has Kennedy at the top of the heap, with reagan Second. Carter has dropped, Clinton has improved, and Nixon still the lowest: Kennedy Still Highest-Rated Modern President Don’t worry, Tricky Dick….you won’t be at the bottom of the list soon!
Meanwhile, Back At The Beach…I am waiting with rapt anticipation for the 0bamessiah to return here for his Christmas vacation. What joy. David Bossie put together a great web ad to celebrate the occasion: Mele Kalikimaka Mr. President
Final Thought: “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant” Japanese Admiral Yamamoto, 1941
Final Thought II: “Liberals never, ever drop a heinous idea; they just change the name. “Abortion” becomes “choice,” “communist” becomes “progressive,” “communist dictatorship” becomes “people’s democratic republic” and “Nikita Khrushchev” becomes “Barack Obama.” ~~ Ann Coulter
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!