HUDSON INSTITUTE REPORT: US FAVORS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OVER PRO-DEMOCRACY SYRIAN OPPOSITION

http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2011/me_syria1033_08_17.asp Report: U.S. favors Muslim Brotherhood over pro-democracy Syrian opposition WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has selected the Muslim Brotherhood over the pro-democracy opposition to lead Syria after the expected ouster of President Bashar Assad, a report said. The Hudson Institute, a leading consultant to the Defense Department, asserted that the administration […]

“BAD LUCK” BARACK: DICK MORRIS AND EILEEN McGANN

“BAD LUCK” BARACK By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/bad-luck-barak/ On his “listening tour” of the Midwest, President Obama can mainly listen to the sound of himself complaining about his “bad luck.” In Iowa yesterday, Obama said “in the past six months, we’ve had a run of bad luck. He cited the Japan earthquake, the […]

ISLAM OVERTAKING CATHOLICISM IN FRANCE….SOEREN KERN

http://www.hudson-ny.org/2355/france-islam-overtaking-catholicism Islamic mosques are being built more often in France than Roman Catholic churches, and there now are more practising Muslims in the country than practising Catholics. Nearly 150 new mosques currently are under construction in France, home to the biggest Muslim community in Europe. The mosque-building projects are at various stages of completion, according […]

PERRY’S PUBLIC SERVICE

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903639404576514672642520978.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop Perry’s Public Service Behold, a hard-money Texas politician. All the world’s right-thinkers are denouncing Rick Perry for suggesting this week that Texans would get “pretty ugly” with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke if he guns the money supply any more between now and the 2012 election. His poor choice of words aside, the Texas […]

THE BATTLE IN WISCONSIN ENDS WITH A UNION WHIMPER

On, Wisconsin After recalls fail, the teachers union lays off 40% of its staff. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903392904576512592316540916.html  The Battle of Wisconsin ended with a whimper on Tuesday as two Democrats facing recall elections for their roles in the fight over union reform hung on to their seats. Four of six Republicans up for recall did the same […]

PESSIMISTIC OPTIMISM: DANIEL GREENFIELD

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ Sitting on the floor and mourning the fall of temples thousands of years gone, amid the plenty of an industrial empire has a whiff of perversity to it. “Why bother,” some might ask, “Israel has been rebuilt and is home to the largest Jewish population in the world. If you want another temple, build […]

ANDREW BOSTOM: THE LIFE OF WILEY…UNSPEAKABLE CRUELTY TO CANINES BY AFGHANS

http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2011/08/17/the-life-of-wylie-canine-cruelty-by-our-%E2%80%9Cafghan-allies%E2%80%9D/   The Life of Wylie: Canine Cruelty By Our “Afghan Allies” Posted By Andrew Bostom On August 17, 2011 [1] Australian Federal Police officer Narelle Jensz, right, with Wylie, while he was being operated on at the Kandahar base in Afghanistan. The Australian (hat tip Religion of Peace [2]) has a moving report [3] […]

THE PETRAEUS CIA…A GIGANTIC CONFLICT OF INTEREST: DIANA WEST

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1877/The-Petraeus-CIA-A-Gigantic-Conflict-of-Interest.aspx -In an April 2011 column, I argued that both Barack Obama and the COINdinista Right had good (for them) reasons to perpetuate wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama’s reason is obvious. He doesn’t want the nation to watch Iraq and Afghanistan falling apart during the 2012 election year. I wrote: And falling apart — […]

TRAVELING IN STYLE: THE BIG,EXPENSIVE, BLACK BUS….NO WELCOME MATS

http://content.usatoday.com/topics/reporter/Richard+Wolf By Carolyn Kaster, AP PEOSTA, Iowa — The supporters and critics lining the route of President Obama’s Midwest bus tour this week have been privy to something no one else has seen until now.The Big Black Bus. It stands out even though one can’t tell what its unique security capabilities are, and for one […]

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: THE FALSE PROMISE OF BIOFUELS, DAVID BIELLO

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-false-promise-of-biofuels&print=true Despite extensive research, biofuels are still not commercially competitive. The breakthroughs needed, revealed by recent science, may be tougher to realize than previously thought. Corn ethanol is widely produced because of subsidies, and it diverts massive tracts of farmland needed for food. Converting the cellulose in cornstalks, grasses and trees into biofuels is proving […]