From the Rightby Ed Farnan
- Dispelling liberal myths, the Tea Party is not racist and the right is not the realm of homophobes and misogynists
- Sean Hannity shows generosity, pays Obamacare worker fired for talking to him
- A country that does not control its borders….Is no longer a country
- Republicans can say 'we told you so' as Obamacare is inflicted on America
- The House Republicans are the adults in the room when it comes to debt talks
Displaying the dogged determination and fighting spirit the Irish are known for around the world, Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, scored a great victory for American citizens when he won convictions against former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich (Blago).
The muppet haired, disgraced former Governor was seen far and wide the past couple of years proclaiming his innocence to anyone that had a microphone. The broken record message was: "just wait until the jury hears my side of the story". Well Governor, you did tell your "story", the jury heard it and you're going to prison. "Prison" also happens to be the home of other former Illinois Governors.
Wiretaps of the former Governor, clearly showed a pay for play attitude that pervaded his office. He was in the midst of selling Barack Obamas Senate seat to the highest bidder, while prosecutor Fitzgerald was surreptitiously wiretapping his every phone call....and building a strong corruption case.
I went in to a coffee shop yesterday, to get a cup to take with me. As the young man behind the counter cheerfully complied, I put a dollar in the tip jar and quipped "this is for your higher education", he replied: "I just graduated from college".
One of the last members of Obama's original economic team just left Washington DC to go back to work in academia, saying his work is done here......I'll say!
The last great surge in employment as a result of these experts and their trillion dollar "stimulus," to our economy, was McDonald's providing a surge of 65,000 entry level positions at their restaurants around the country.
When you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one. As election season arrives, President Obama is trying to shore up support with his Progressive base. One way, is to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
This decision is being criticized from all sides. The left is decrying it as another failed promise because he is not withdrawing totally from Afghanistan. The right is criticizing this move because the job is not complete in Afghanistan.
"Candidate Obama" pledged to get us out of wars and close GITMO. But "President Obama" has found it necessary to keep GITMO open, keep us involved in Iraq and even increase troop strength and widen the war in Afghanistan. President Obama has even found it necessary to involve us in a third "kinetic military action" in Libya. Some have even gone so far as to call it a war.
"The Fast and The Furious" was a 2009 action movie centering around an Irish lad named Brian O'Conner, who worked for the FBI in LA. He teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
But the Fast and Furious I heard about on the news today, was the name of a weapons sting by the Federal government that went horribly wrong. The result is thousands of weapons supplied by us, have been used by drug cartels to kill hundreds of Mexican citizens, soldiers and police, as well as killing one of our own officers.
But this is just one story story in a long list of stories that are symptomatic of a much greater problem we have been facing due to the criminalization of drugs.
The recent headlines reflected a new image of President Obama as the business friendly President. He will smooth talk and cajole them into creating "new jobs". But Mr. President in business, unlike government,
Sponsored by CNN, it was, in my opinion a well run, fair and balanced question and answer session which give us good insight into each candidate on stage. Special kudos to CNN's moderator John King, who was the cat-herder in charge, able to move the debate along by poking and prodding the would be fillibusterers. (is that a word?)
The candidates all followed the Reagan doctrine of practicing the 11th commandment by not speaking ill of each other, so the debate was not tinged with rancor or personal animosity towards each other. But there were plenty of shots taken at Obama and especially Joe Biden.
Unless you want to consider the scandalous behavior by the left leaning media. The pushing and shoving to get their hands on the over 24,000 pages, in six boxes weighing 275 pounds was thought to be scandalous behavior, by me at least.
The left had hoped and prayed(?), a firestorm of impropriety would be revealed in those emails. A Palin misstep would take the heat and spotlight off the scandal that has enveloped the Democrat Party with the revelations coming from Weinergate.
The Weinergate scandal has exposed a sitting Congressman to be a "new media" flasher without the trench coat. But instead of just exposing himself and disturbing the peace of a relatively few on a subway car, Weiners scandal has gone viral. Millions have been exposed to his peccadilloes and Weinergate has become a household name. What was he thinking?
Despite the compromising evidence, calls from some of his political colleagues for his resignation and a call for a congressional "investigation", Congressman Weiner has vowed to stay in office. Many will use this decision to their advantage.
One politician who is grateful for the Weinergate scandal, is none other than Ex California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is embroiled in his own a high profile sex scandal of epic proportions. He was in the midst of his own firestorm of love child and looming high profile divorce from a Kennedy when the Weinergate scandal overshadowed his scandal. Arnold is grateful for the temporary reprieve of being off the front pages of the New York Times/Irish Central.
The miners of yore kept caged canaries to warn of dangerous gas build up as they worked below ground. The birds would chirp away while the air was good, but would fall silent & sicken if conditions became dangerous. This avian early warning system saved countless thousands of miners lives, until, I am assuming, the practice was banned by California animal rights groups.
In spite of the concerted savage attacks by the established leftist main stream media, she is having a resurgence in popularity. As if grasping at straws, some are even breathlessly reporting (Martin Bashir, of NBC of course) that her bus tour of national monuments is somehow illegal?
Those of lesser character and strength would have wilted under the continued hateful attacks aimed at knocking her out of politics. But Sarah Palin seems to grow stronger as she finds an inner strength that inspires her onward and inspires Americans at the same time.
This had been one of Governor Scotts primary aims when he campaigned for Governor of the state, to bring some control to the states welfare programs.
"It's the right thing for taxpayers," , "It's the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance. We don't want to waste tax dollars. And also, we want to give people an incentive to not use drugs." Scott said after signing the legislation into law.
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