Only Barack Obama! On the same day tries to look good to the Jews with a speech at the US Holocaust Museum, Samantha Power who once called for a US force to invade Israel and shove a peace treaty down their throats, and had unflattering things to say about about America's Jewish population began work today as chair of President Barack Obama's new Atrocities Prevention Board.
How long do you think it will be before Powers uses that board as tool to de-legitimize Israel?
I’ve been recommending Ross Douthat’s book, Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, both here and elsewhere. Here he sits with Bill Moyers and they get right into it, with Douthat quickly making an argument for robust institutional religion participation in the national dialogue — a religion that is “not separate from politics, that’s involved in politics, deeply influences politics but isn’t captive to a partisan cause of the left or right.”
An excellent discussion — check it out. And note there are additional videos in the right sidebar over there.
I know you love coffee. You know I love coffee — I certainly write about it often enough!
The Ethiopian people love coffee too, and not just because it factors hugely in their economy, as Peter Lemieux writes in this interesting piece.
Hundreds of OWS training workshops took place this month throughout the country, in all 50 states, including small rural areas. Inside one of the training workshops, attendees report that OWS is “specifically instructed to go to any and all Tea Party gatherings, rallies, etc., to be confrontational and create havoc and disruption.”
They are being trained to recruit and enlarge their numbers in their assigned geographic locations, to use the correct messaging, to incite any opponents, engage in confrontation, employ tactics to evade police blockades and create gridlock.
OWS workshops are extremely organized and clearly well funded. Each workshop had a trainer,
The Left periodically floats the idea of reinstating the draft. They dress it up in an “everyone should share the burden” argument, but it’s pretty clear that the goal is to create a Vietnam War dynamic, in which young people take to the streets to protest a war, not because they know anything about the war, but because they don’t want to be drafted to fight the war. I have thought that the draft would be a good idea for one reason and one reason only: I would love to see the Paris Hiltons and Kim Kardashians of this world
Remember those idyllic days of the 2008 campaign. Then Senator Barack Obama promised us that he wouldn't hire a single lobbyist to work in his White House.
In a way he was right, he didn't hire a single lobbyist, he hired dozens. It turns out over 100 current or former lobbyists have found jobs in his administration.
The American people have taken notice to President Obama's hypocrisy: 67% in the CBS/NYT poll said that there has been no real change for the better to how things are done in Washington.
Nothing like "Change We Can('t) Believe In."