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Saturday, May 21. 2011
Washington Post fact-check: 1967 lines:Obama gets schooled
Moonwalking: President Obama tries to backpedal (or staggers back), his Middle East speech. Smooth shuffle doesn’t hide his direction, reversal of sense and security, nor that of his syncophants:
Another take away from the "historic" Obama speech.
While in the Middle East, not a toy to take lightly: Egypt’s liberals worry about loss of clout as Muslim Brotherhood rises
Palestinian Authority to pay salaries to all terrorists in Israeli prisons
Does Bird Dog Tip? Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Sues to be Made Whole on Tips
The “liberal union” label doesn’t sell? “Forty-five years ago one in every five Americans belonged to the “seven sister” mainline Protestant denominations. Today, only one in 15 still does.”
Survey: Recent college grads wising up about Obama: “young people have no direction in which to rebel — except to the right.” A new Goldwater or Reagan generation?
Senate Democrats won’t release their spending plan (Neither will my wife)
Use Orbitz: Travel Site to Ideological Lapdogs: Get Bent
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Your John Wayne memorial reminded me of the guy who actually lived the life of John Wayne's characters: Ted Williams. If you ever heard Ted Williams speak he actually sounded more like John Wayne than John Wayne.
And Ted's exploits in WWII and the Korean War as a Marine fighter pilot are well documented. Yes, Ted has his run-ins with the press but that was excusable for a true hero. Ted was the genuine article, always striving to be the best he could be, a loyal teammate and friend.
I can remember as a 12, 13 year old my father would be outside mowing the lawn. He would have the game on the old black & white telly with Curt Gowdey doing the play-by-play.The Red Sox were a second division team in the mid-late '50's and Ted was just finishing his career. The old man would say: "Come get me when Ted is up next".
One of the good things about going to school at LSU was that I didn't have to put up with the nonsense of being a veteran of Vietnam and having to pay for it socially. I was with fellow veterans, the student body accepted the veterans and there wasn't, with a couple of exceptions, any faculty bias.
Good for Dave Christian.
Re 'What to make of the liberal Jewish groups..."
Wretchard at Belmont Club had this to say about Jewish support for 0bama. He says it much better than I can.
'Successful people are particularly reluctant to let things go.
What keeps some in the liberal camp is the threat of losing the status they've
worked so hard to achieve. You'e one of the better people. Job on Wall
Street, in media, in the IMF, in culture. You're one of the guys who is
entitled to laugh at the bitter clingers with their notions of God, guns and
You've made it. And it means so much to you it nails you to the floor. Like
the Party members of old, your chains are chains of community. Maybe you
agree with Paul Ryan. Maybe you agree with Herman Cain. Maybe you agree,
heaven forbid, with George W. Bush. But when you realize what your friends
will say it becomes clear that leaving the reservation costs too much. Your
diploma, social clubs, circle of friends - your whole milieu - hem you in.
Although there will be defections the Jewish vote may still go the Barack
Obama in 2012. Not for any rational reason, simply because the alternative
Feeblemind ... I'm not sure I agree with you that the Jewish vote will still go to Obama, after his ugly stumble yesterday, in which he suggested that Israel donate its hard-fought and fairly won lands won in the Six Day War back to the Palestinian Arabs. Netanyahu is a brilliant man and an experienced warrior and I expect he will tie Obama in verbal knots in his speech.
You know, laziness always outs itself. I don't believe Obama has ever studied world history of the past hundred years. The 1917 Balfour Agreement reached by the winning powers of World War One was a binding agreement that the Jews deserved to have a homeland centered on their Holy City, Jerusalem. The "Palestinian state" is of much more recent date, more or less invented by Yasser Arafat when he was a teenaged terrorist [not that he ever outgrew that way of life].
Mr. Netanyahu is a wily, experienced and highly intelligent man, vastly experienced both in warfare and in politics. Obama has been rude to him before, so Netanyahu is not inclined to cut him any slack. Mr. Netanyahu will have an opportunity to deal with Obama's half baked suggestions when he makes his speech at AIPAC [I think that's the name] and I am confident that Bibi will score deeply. I sure hope so.
This three dollar is great idea Bruce.
But whether or not yall thought it, i could spend this Obama MOney; spend a dollar and get a dollar AND change back.
It's almost like goin' to bar... whiskey bar and Admiralty bar.
Captain, USA could use some more butchers, no doubt.
However if yall didn't catch flak at LSU yall came away thar under-educated.
Most of the butcher enhancers here are over-eddicated, havin' been flocked dire.
Feeble, yall are running agaisnt Missy Marianne's inside with the Omniprescient; Jews always thoughtfully rational.
That Jewish vote went to Hussein0 proves otherwise.
Don't hold yall's breath Missy Marianne, American Jews ain't gettin' smarter any quicker for the next election.
Barack Obama is the most dangerous president to occupy the White House in my lifetime. In foreign and domestic affairs, he is the proverbial bull in a china shop. As president, George Bush and LBJ may have espoused misguided policies, but at the very least they both had outspoken political opponents in Congress, in the media, and in the public streets to contend with. Obama has none of those. He has a compliant press, a servile Congress (at least in the Senate), a largely ineffectual political opposition in the too-often cowardly Republican party, and an uncritical majority of liberal voters behind him---leaving nothing left to restrain his unbridled and untutored personal arrogance.
I have to agree with you, Leag. I can't see the Jews voting for a conservative no matter what.
What really intrigues me is if Herman Cain, a real black man, gets the Republican nomination!
Now wouldn't that be interesting. Would blacks vote 50/50 in that case? Curious for others' opinions, but I'm leaning toward "no." I think the lib wins out, in a big way, no matter what.
Hillary is Obamas nemesis. I do believe she will deliver his balls on a platter before the next election. And probably run as the Democrat endorsed candidate as well.
Not likely, I would say. It appears to me that Hillary has been putting on a bit of weight lately, which I take as a sure sign (for a woman) that she intends to leave active politics very soon and will not be running against Obama or anyone else in 2012. Her career has reached its apex. She knows it is over. Sarah Palin says she has "fire in the belly" but Hillary doesn't have even embers.
Big___Al, niggas nor Jews will not, methinks.
Meself hasn't vetted Herman yet, but viewing his pallor he could be another Irish candidate, like Hussein0.
I be throwing in with yall on the "no" .
Falsetto inclusiveness is always a lib predilection.
Real Republicans won't vote Cain, because he is Cain.
Able maybe, but not Cain.
This why Srah is a schmuck.
Chicklettes don't have fire in belly.
Maybe, she''ll get a sex change.