The 99-Percent Solution By Roger Kimball http://www.realclearpolitics.com/printpage/?url=http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/10/20/the_99-percent_solution_111750-full.html I’ve always had a soft spot for Karl Marx’s famous mot about Hegel’s observation that history repeats itself. “He forgot to add,” said the Caliph of Communism, “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” What happens, then, the third time around? The 1960s certainly had […]
Romney: Proficient but Unloved http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/280876 OKAY…BUT JUST BEING THE NON ROMNEY IS NOT ENOUGH TO DEFEAT OBAMA…WHERE IS THE GOP GOING?….RSK He would be an unusual vessel for a party overflowing with populist enthusiasms. It might have been Mitt Romney’s most revealing moment in all the Republican debates. Badgered by Texas governor Rick Perry, who […]
Israel ‘ready to partially freeze West Bank building’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ready to partially freeze West Bank settlement building if it will bring the Palestinians back to direct talks, an Israeli newspaper reported on Friday.
But the Palestinians said they were unaware of any such offer, and said that anything short of a full freeze would not be acceptable.
According to Haaretz, Netanyahu’s offer was made on Wednesday in a conversation with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin who paid a surprise visit to the region earlier this week to try and coax the parties back to the negotiating table.
Fast & Furious is literally a killer of a scandal, drenched in the blood of victims of a federal government operation. Despite the best efforts of the Obama team to obfuscate, the truth is emerging, so that the media and even some Democrats are focusing on a full unearthing of the facts.
Tuesday, October 18 proved to be an important day in the slow march towards justice for the families of murdered federal agents Brian Terry and Jaimie Zapata, and the hundreds of Mexicans dead from Fast & Furious firearms.
First, the U.S Senate unanimously voted in favor of an amendment prohibiting funds from going to any future gun-walking type operations. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the amendment in direct response to the 2009 Fast and Furious debacle. The bipartisan consensus prompted Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) to join Cornyn in his demand for answers from Attorney General Eric Holder.
Gaddafi’s death – who pulled the trigger? [REUTERS]
Obama Admin Gave $ 500,000,000 (Half-Billion-Dollar) Loan to Gore-Connected Electric Car Company to Build Cars in Finland rather than in the U.S. [ABC]
White House pulls references to Islam from terror training materials, official says [DAILY CALLER]
Despite a campaign-style push this week by President Obama, the SENATE VOTES DOWN a Trimmed Version of His Jobs Bill [FOX]
Republican lawmakers lambasted the Justice Department for its “false denials” in the FAST AND FURIOUS gunrunning operation, demanding that the FBI turn over documents in its ongoing probe into the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. [WT]
Muslim Student Prohibited from Marching in ROTC Parade Because of Muslim Head Scarf and After Contacting CAIR and Is Now Trying To Change U.S. Army Policy [FOX]
Ama Bills For LOBBYING SUPERCOMITTEE As High As During Healthcare Bill Debate [The HILL]
U.S. ‘Misery Index’ Rises to Highest Since 1983 [CNBC]
Coptic Christians Protest Administration, Egyptian Govt. Outside White House, Morning Shows Ignore It [NEWS BUSTERS]
NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS PERSIST ABOVE 400,000 – marks little improvement in the job market over the last six months [CNN]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10636,css.print/pub_detail.asp There is a concerted movement that began in earnest with the Progressive Era to identify the United States of America as a Democracy. To be sure, this movement has made great strides in convincing the American citizenry of just that. This movement has been so successful in delivering this message that Democrats, Republicans, Liberals […]
Paul R. Pillar’s Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform Alyssa A. Lappen
Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform
by Paul R. Pillar
Publisher: Columbia University Press (432 pp)
The preface to Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform promises a good read as former CIA officer Paul R. Pillar details perches from which he “observed the end of one misguided war and the beginning of another”—a pair of bookends to his public service career and “two tragically ill-conceived military expeditions.” In 1973, as the Vietnam war wound down, Pillar served as a junior army field officer at Camp Alpha outside Saigon. From 2000 to 2005, he headed CIA national intelligence for the Near East and South Asia in Washington D.C.—albeit with hardly “any more influence on events in one job than in the other.”
Unfortunately, the book quickly disappoints.
On joining any U.S. military or intelligence service, officers must swear a solemn oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;… bear true faith and allegiance to the same;…[and] obey the orders of the President of the United States….”
Genèvievism Gone Global Posted By David Solway URL to article: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/genevievism-gone-global/ I once had a neighbor who went stark raving mad. I remember Genèvieve as an altogether delightful woman, lively, companionable, generous, and highly competent in all the small necessary tasks of daily life. For many years she was the ideal next-door person — until […]
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INTERVIEW: J. Christian Adams, author of “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department”: Ruth King
This Daily Caller story must be read to be believed:
Top Justice Department officials convened a meeting Wednesday where invited Islamic advocates lobbied them for cutbacks in anti-terror funding, changes in agents’ training manuals, additional curbs on investigators and a legal declaration that U.S. citizens’ criticism of Islam constitutes racial discrimination.
The department’s “civil rights lawyers are top of the line — I say this with utter honesty — I know they can come up with a way” to redefine criticism as discrimination, said Sahar Aziz, a female, Egyptian-American lawyer.
“I’d be willing to give a shot at it,” said Aziz, who is a fellow at the Michigan-based Muslim advocacy group, the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding.
We have entered a new phase of the endless Occupy Wall Street sleepover. Not working is hard work. After a month of tying up the police, generating mounds of trash, railing against Jews while holding up “Nazi Bankers” signs, grappling with pervs, rapists and thieves in their ranks, communing with avowed communists, and hobnobbing with 1 percenter celebrities donning 99 percenter costumes (phew!), the Occupiers are rallying around a new mascot: Robin Hood.
The crime-plagued Carnival of 1,001 Demands is now focused on one unified agenda item: a soak-the-rich tax on financial transactions worldwide. The corporate-bashing Canadian magazine “Adbusters” (funded by left-wing Wall Street trader Robert Halper) initiated the Occupy Wall Street siege last summer and published a new online manifesto this week explaining the call for an October 29 “Robin Hood march”:
“Across the globe the 99 percent are marching! … It’s now time to amp up the edgy theatrics … deviant pranks, subversive performances and playful detournements of all kinds.” There’s been no shortage of deviance, unfortunately, what with protesters defecating on police cars, urinating on each other’s tents, stealing food and phones, and exposing themselves to children. But I digress. As the movement “matures,” the leaders overseeing an unruly mob in Guido Fawkes masks exhorted the masses to “occupy the core of our global system.”