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Repeating past mistakes

Posted by Liberty on March 2, 2009

Declining Defense

“For all of his lavish new spending plans, President Obama is making one major exception: defense. His fiscal 2010 budget telegraphs that Pentagon spending is going to be under pressure in the years going forward.”

Hope and change = same old Democrat policies.

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Obama’s budget plan calls for increased tax enforcement…just not within his own cabinet

Posted by Liberty on February 22, 2009

Obama’s First Budget Seeks To Trim Deficit

So many things to write about within this article but so little patience for all things Obama!  He knows a lot of  people are outraged about the deficit spending stimulus plan.  By unveiling this latest plan to reduce the deficit, he’ll at least fool some of the huddled masses into thinking he’s not a big spender.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the useful idiots in the MSM are continuing their laudatory, incurious coverage of Obama.

I especially like how he’s made a couple of financial policy announcements this weekend–when the markets are closed.  Could it be that Obama has realized that the markets don’t seem to have much confidence in his abilities?  How much has the Dow tanked since America’s first true socialist president took office? 

Obama’s budget calls for higher taxes on businesses and the wealthy [a smart recession move, eh?] and spending cuts.  Of course, Obama has not targeted wasteful spending, layers of bureaucracy and redistributive programs–those things will only grow throughout his administration.  Obama’s spending cuts will be from our ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  More for food stamps, more to keep uncreditworthy buyers in homes they can’t afford, more for health care [but only if the government deems it cost-effective] and less for defending America against Islamic terrorism.  The bright side of all of this nonsense is that at least Obama is making it easier for Conservatives to make the distinction between their policies and those of the socialist liberals currently in charge.

The real kicker for me in this article was this quote:

“Obama also proposes “a fairly aggressive effort on tax enforcement” that would target corporate loopholes…”

Now why is it that he cares whether or not corporations pay their fair share of taxes while nominating a bunch of tax cheats for positions in his administration?  Geithner, Daschle, Killefer, Solis…those are just the ones we know about so far.  Hypocrisy, any one?

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This is really pathetic

Posted by Liberty on January 30, 2009

Switch to digital TV may leave many in the dark

I’m warning you, if you have sympathy that some technologically-challenged people are no longer going to be able to watch “Oprah” or “The Young and the Restless” or “The Price is Right” over their damn rabbit ears…just click the back button now.

“That so many viewers around the country risk losing something as basic as a free television signal is a function, at least in part, of the government’s failure to anticipate that those most affected would be among the nation’s most frail and vulnerable.”

Do we as a society care more about “basic rights” like being able to watch pop culture crap for free than about rights actually enumerated in the Bill of Rights?  We’re already seeing an assualt on Rush Limbaugh’s freedom of speech [and by extension, the free expression of all Conservatives].  I can only imagine how badly our Second Amendment rights will be degraded during the course of the Obama administration.  Our very safety and sovereignty is at risk on the Southern border and we are changing courses against Islamic terrorism as well.  But heaven forbid that these old fogies should have to take responsibility for themselves to ensure that they remain entertained.

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Chaos in India vs. chaos in America

Posted by Liberty on November 28, 2008

TIMELINE-Attack on Mumbai

Mumbai Terror: Five Hostages Dead

“…firing has intensified at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel where commandos are battling another group of terrorists.

Sky’s India correspondent Alex Crawford, who is within yards of the hotel, says gunshots and grenades are being fired inside and outside the building.

‘The gunfire appears to be coming from the window of the second floor. They (the attackers) are really going for it this time to show they really mean business,’ she said.”

“Commandos involved in the operation have described the terrorists as ‘showing no remorse, firing at anyone who moves.’

With his face disguised by a scarf and sunglasses, one commando said he had seen around 50 dead bodies in the building and explosives capable of causing ‘major damage.’

The wave of terror attacks began more than 36 hours earlier after small groups of militants, armed with automatic weapons and grenades, entered the city by boat and fanned out.”

“Several British survivors have been speaking of their shock as they return home.

Joey Jeetun was in a cafe when a group of gunmen stormed in, pushed him to the ground and told him to ‘stay down.’

He said: ‘I could hear people shouting and screaming. Straight after there was blood everywhere. My friend had got shot in the leg and everyone else around me was getting hit, some shot in the head.'”

Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

“A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

The 34-year-old worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.”

If these stories don’t highlight how trivial our daily lives in America can become (if we allow it), I don’t know what would.  I have nothing but gratitude for the standard of living that we enjoy today but the terror attacks in Mumbai should serve as a reminder to Americans.  Our society tends to take for granted the wealth and security that makes it possible for some of us to spend the day after Thanksgiving wrestling over an X-Box 360 or a FurReal Friend.  This Wal-Mart worker lost his life in the name of Christmas bargains and people in Mumbai are living a nightmare.  Thankful and sad at the same time; that pretty much sums it up for me today.

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The case for keeping Guantanamo open: Thomas Joscelyn in The Weekly Standard

Posted by Liberty on November 24, 2008

Clear and Present Danger

Terrifying, to think that the Islamic terrorists incarcerated in Guantanamo could potentially be given lawyers and trials.

“The most dangerous men currently incarcerated at Guantánamo are the 14 ‘high value’ detainees. The Bush administration gave them this designation because they are uniquely lethal, having planned and participated in the most devastating terrorist attacks in history. Their collective dossier includes, among other attacks, 9/11, the American embassy bombings (August 7, 1998), the USS Cole bombing (October 12, 2000), and the Bali bombings (October 12, 2002). They are responsible for murdering thousands of civilians around the globe, from the eastern United States to Southeast Asia. Had they not been captured, they surely would have murdered thousands more.”

“It is not clear from the early press reports whether the Obama administration will continue preventive detention in any form. Some accounts suggest that the president-elect wants to abandon it entirely, rather than reforming it. During the campaign, Obama said he wanted to return to the way we did things in the 1990s, when terrorists were put on trial after the fact. ‘And, you know, let’s take the example of Guantánamo,’ Obama said. ‘What we know is that, in previous terrorist attacks-for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center-we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated.’

This is not true. The chief bomb designer for the 1993 strike on the World Trade Center, Ramzi Yousef, was eventually detained years after the attack and was then convicted, and imprisoned. But the man who mixed the chemicals for the bomb, Abdul Rahman Yasin, is still at large, having fled to Saddam’s Iraq shortly after the bomb left a crater several stories deep in southern Manhattan. More important, Obama’s comment misses the fundamental lesson of 9/11. The successful prosecution of some of those responsible for the first World Trade Center bombing, as worthwhile as it was, did little to disrupt the broader terrorist network, which grew exponentially between 1993 and 2001. The best evidence of this is the fact that Ramzi Yousef’s uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (“KSM”), continued to operate unmolested long after his nephew was confined at a maximum security prison in Colorado.”

“KSM and Khan were not the only high value detainees to give up crucial, life-saving details during their interrogations. In March 2002, Abu Zubaydah was captured at his safe house in Faisalabad, Pakistan. In At the Center of the Storm, Tenet says that Zubaydah unwittingly gave up information that led to the capture of Ramzi Binalshibh on September 11, 2002. At the time, Binalshibh was plotting an attack on Heathrow Airport in London. At least several of the detainees at Guantánamo were captured along with Zubaydah at his safe house in 2002, and they too were involved in al Qaeda’s post-9/11 plotting. For example, Zubaydah intended to use one of them in an attack on Israel.

The greatest success of the Bush administration is that it stopped all of this, and more, from happening. The continental United States was under attack from an enemy unlike any other this nation has ever faced. There was no easy legal precedent or historical analogy. In the wake of 9/11, the Bush administration had to make up new rules as it went along. Critics are free to charge that the administration went too far. But the Obama administration may rapidly discover that treating the terrorist threat like any other matter in federal court, as candidate Obama proposed, is not only unrealistic but also dangerous.”

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Could this be one of those tests that Joe Biden was talking about?

Posted by Liberty on November 18, 2008

New ship seized in Gulf of Aden

If you’ve been paying attention to international news lately, you’ve probably observed an increasing number of pirate attacks.  This is a fairly frightening scenario, especially considering the threats to peace and freedom that still remain in the world.  This Financial Times article quotes Admiral Mike Mullen, who does not think that the pirates are connected with Islamic terrorism.  I hope that he is correct.

“Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the joint chiefs, on Monday said he was ‘stunned’ that the pirates were able to operate so far out at sea.

‘What strikes me about this particular supertanker is how far away from Africa it was,’ said Adm Mullen.

He said he is seeing an extraordinary rise in the number of piracy attempts, but the number of successful attacks has fallen.

The Navy officer said he had seen no evidence that terrorists were sponsoring some of the piracy attacks that have occurred off the east coast of Africa.

‘The piracy syndicate that I have looked at in the past is pretty well backed financially. I have not seen any connection to al-Qaeda or to terrorists.'”

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Let’s not forget about the Taliban

Posted by Liberty on November 14, 2008

Taliban Blamed for Acid Attack on Afghan Schoolgirls

Once again, Ninth Century freaks try to impose their backwards beliefs on the world.  If a new administration closes Guantanamo, this could be a preview of coming attractions for America.  Islamic terrorism is still out there and now is not the time to ignore what the brutality and evil that they are capable of.

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