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September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151220
The more I hear SecDef Robert Gates, the better I like him. But the following came as a bit of a humorous surprise today.
Gates was on the hill answering questions from Congress when he was asked about the recent visits to Venezuela by the Russian navy. ...
September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151221
And no, it isn’t Bill Ayers this time, but someone much like him
Yes, our old buddy Ernesto "Che" Guevara has been resurrected (again) in the newest adaptation of his life in Steven Soderbergh’s "Che." And yes, I use the term "adaptation" quite purposely.
September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151222
A couple of points about this article in yesterday’s NYT. First, the directive by Obama to EPA telling it to again review the California (and others) emission and fuel efficiency standards with an eye toward approving them:
President Obama will direct federal regulators on Monday to move swiftly on ...
September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151223
For those of you who have wondered how the skills an infantryman learns can translate into civilian skills, I give you this answer:
Heh ... humor aside, this also demonstrates very well ...
September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151219
And he’s also none to complementary of James Hansen himself
Retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist, Dr. John S. Theon, the former supervisor of James Hansen, NASA’s vocal man-made global warming fear soothsayer, has now publicly declared himself a skeptic and declared that Hansen “embarrassed NASA” with his alarming ...
September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151218
How can anyone actually take this guy seriously?
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner picked a former Goldman Sachs lobbyist as a top aide Tuesday, the same day he announced rules aimed at reducing the role of lobbyists in agency decisions.
Nothing Orwellian about that, is there?
September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151215
Ah, the good ol’ days of BDS. Remember that Thanksgiving when Pres. Bush made a surprise visit to the troops in Iraq? The one immortalized forever by the picture of him seeming to offer a turkey platter to some soldiers standing in the chow line?
September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151216
I’ve been doing a lot of reading in the MSM and among pundits concerning this seemingly counter-intuitive "stimulus" package being rushed through Congress.
Thomas Oliver best sums up
why I see it as "counter-intuitive":
You read that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says about half the new ...
September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151217
If you need just one reason to oppose the so-called "stimulus package" being offered by Democrats, the fact that economic geniuses such as Nancy Pelosi
are writing it should be enough.
For instance, here are Pelosi’s thoughts on what has the most stimulative effect on an ...
September 15, 2013, 12:18 am, 1151214
Well, well, well ...
The measure passed 244 to 188, with 11 Democrats and 177 Republicans voting against it.
That’s all the Republicans in the House. Not one voted for the package.
Obviously Obama didn’t promise enough to buy them off or they can sense a ...