Somali pirates cause untold costs to international shipping. And they divert strategic resources from other regions to police them. Or, I suppose they assure us in the Navy assets (to fight the scourge), so should we thank them?
Newt Gingrich has proven to be the most self-absorbed, self-indulgent, ethically challenged, venal misanthrope since Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain or the guy who won the first season of “Survivor”, take your pick. In fact, he makes Pétain look like… well Neville Chamberlain (I guess I got to keep things in perspective... Pétain was French and therefore, a natural-born weasel).
As part of his fantasy “deficit reduction” plan, Barack Obama proposed a number of new taxes. One of them was the so-called “Buffett Rule.”
So how is $4 billion a year going to create “fairness”? How is it going to give everyone a “fair shot”? How does that actually work? Will the yearly $4 billion go into the “fair shot pool”? And once that doesn’t do anything, will Obama be back asking for a 90% tax so everyone can have more “fair shots”? Is the ultimate goal control of and business and everyone’s salaries so the Obamitburo can determine what’s
Rep. Allen West’s assertion that nearly 80 Democratic members of Congress are Communists begs for modification. Perhaps Rep. West should have chosen his terms more carefully. The respectable term is Progressives, and they have their own Congressional Progressive Caucus. No surprise about the usual firebrands/AgitPropers, but the unpleasant image is presumably leavened by the more genteel sort like Rush Holt(NJ) and Carolyn Maloney(NY). 76 “Progressives.” That’s pretty close to 80. And among their pet projects: “Restore the American Dream to the 99%.” That’s the respectable way of saying “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
Yesterday, Rick Santorum dropped out of the race. Theoretically, that should help Newt Gingrich, but he has already been talking like his campaign is over and he’s bouncing a $500 check to Utah; so it’s hard to see how he could get it together and seriously challenge Mitt at this point. Of course, Ron Paul is still in the game, but he is also still Ron Paul, which means there’s not anything he can do to stop Mitt either. I’d have preferred for Santorum to stay in as long as possible in an attempt to force a brokered convention, which
When NBC’s “Today” show played the audio of George Zimmerman’s call to a Sanford, Fla., police dispatcher about Trayvon Martin, the editors made him appear to be a racist who says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” What Zimmerman actually said was: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining, and he’s just walking around, looking about.” The 911 officer responded by asking, “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?” Zimmerman replied, “He looks black.” NBC says it’s investigating the doctoring
Let’s stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values.
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