From the Rightby Ed Farnan
- Obama administration getting caught in its own tangled web of deceit - has the White House been lying through its teeth
- Benghazi/Watergate - What difference does it make?
- In one day, 20 shot in Chicago - Officials blame the weather, we blame the officials
- They say success has many fathers, but Benghazi Libya is the orphan on the White House step
- Time to re think Islamic terrorism - It’s a war stupid
Back in early 2010, then Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Congress, they would get to find out what's in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, after they passed it. No need to ask any questions now regarding the pesky details and small print in the over 2700 pages of legalese. Just vote yes for it, trust us and you will be pleasantly surprised.
For those legislators saying they couldn't vote if there were any provisions for abortion or abortion drugs, they were promised drugs/procedures would not be in it. For those politicians that said they couldn't vote for it if its cost was over a trillion dollars, they were promised it was a bargain at only 987 billion. For those politicians that said they couldn't support this legislation if it increased taxes, they were promised there would be no new taxes, there might be some "fees". Just vote for the bill and all will be taken care of.
Just like the Rorschach psychological test takes a snapshot into the real personality and character of the testee, an open mic offers the same glimpse into the person who inadvertently speaks off script into an open microphone.
The latest "hot mic" slip shows again, it's all about the politics. You can firmly place bets that any strategic moves made by the White house up until Novembers elections, will be made for the best interests of the candidate and not the country.
Fresh off his impressive win in Illinois, Mitt Romney is counting delegates and taking names...for Vice President.
Knowing Mitt Romney is a planner and strategist of great accomplishment, it would be impossible to think that he hasn't thought of who he would select as a running mate if he secures the GOP nomination. In fact, I would suspect he has already thoroughly vetted who his choices would be, since an accomplished businessman-Governor, knows that preparation and perspiration are keys to success.
Gerry Adams has been at the spear point of the movement for a free and united Ireland for much of his life. But Irish history is awash in stories of those who seek to right injustices ingrained into society for generations. Change is not accomplished without push-back. For those that are called upon to sacrifice for a greater good, much sacrifice is required. Sometimes you make choices in the heat of the moment or as conditions dictate in order to further your goal, those choices can bring unforeseen consequences. Sometimes your motto is, the enemy of my enemy, is my friend.
Regarded as a freedom fighter by millions around the world for the great changes he has brought to Ireland, this recognition has not come without high cost to himself and those around him. Today Gerry suffers from pain caused by bullet wounds and the health effects from imprisonment in harsh conditions.
The imprisonment was not only designed to keep him away from a struggle he fervently believed in, but also designed to break his spirit. Gerry's struggle also resulted in the loss of friends and family and created bitter enemies along the way.
In this the third segment of my interview with Gerry Adams we talk about the future of Ireland's reunification and how his political party, Sinn Fein, meaning "we ourselves," is gaining more popularity.
Sinn Fein is gaining greater power in Ireland, polls show it is the 2nd most popular political party at this time. I asked Gerry what his opinion of that was: "Opinion polls are opinion polls," he stated. "They are only a snapshot in time, the poll that really counts is the one on election day." He went on to say: "We (Sinn Fein) see our way as a better path for the people of Ireland, particularly our ideas to help the economy which is flat at this time."
In this second installment of my interview with Gerry Adams, we discussed the powerful feelings evoked by the brave actions of founders in the US civil rights movement and the effect it had on his thinking. In the first installment we discussed the Boston College Tapes and the pardoning of the 5,000 Irish soldiers who deserted their posts in World War II, in order to go off and fight the Nazis.
As our discussion continued, Gerry mentioned what turbulent times the world was swept up in during the 60's and 70's, those great social changes occurring around the globe as people struggled for equality. "The Kennedy Brothers, John and Robert said it best, life is unfair, but how you resist and act about it, is key." Of course the assassinations of Americas leaders of change, the Kennedy Brothers and the Reverend, Martin Luther King Junior, in the midst of the great civil rights movement, just added to the surrealism and turbulence of those days.
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