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Afghanistan, Huntsman & More * Open Thread

I’m posting videos of Sen. Joe Manchin and Jon Huntsman because their comments on Afghanistan tie in neatly with Larry Johnson’s post below, “Afghanistan Turning Point.” First, some quotes from interviews on Morning Joe, which focused on Afghanistan because of Obama’s address to the nation tonight. We’ll put up an open thread for Obama’s speech, but does anyone think that he won’t take the easy, safe route of a minimalist removal of troops regardless of the enormous drain on the U.S.’s economy and military?

Here’s Joe Scarborough’s amusing but telling remark that criticized McCain’s overly interventionist views in his attack on Sen. Joe Manchin:
        ”John McCain has more staff members working for him in the Senate than there are members of Al Qaeda left in Afghanistan.”

Joe asks guest Jon Huntsman about Sen. Joe Manchin’s statement that his constituents want to know why the U.S. is wasting our resources in Afghanistan so that the Chinese can come in and “mine billions and billions of dollars in minerals.” Huntsman replies:
        ”Joe [Manchin] is speaking sensibly. … Here’s the reality. China loves and hates the fact that we’re in Afghanistan. They love the fact that we’re holding down the peace and stability so they can basically move in and transact business. They hate us because we’re in a neighboring nation-state, which is one of the real sensitivities on the Korean Peninsula. So as soon as that vacuum is created in Afghanistan, which will happen eventually, China’s going to have to stand up and say, ‘We’ve got to play a role in our own backyard that we’ve never had to do in 62 years of nationhood. We’re going to have to figure out how to deal with competing factions in our backyard.’ …”

Here’s more Jon Huntsmann, asked about how we can compete with China (I typed as he talked):
        ”By getting our house in order. I can give you 10 policy prescriptions on how we can forge a better economic and security relationship with China, but it’s all right here. I hate to over-simplify this, but until such time that we get our debt under control, spending under control, get some pathway for economic expansion, we’re not going to have the leverage that we have always had in our relationship with China. I’ve dealt with China for practically 30 years, and many of those years either in business or as a trade negotiator. There were days, there were years when we had vast economic leverage … we’re losing that and they know it and are taking advantage of it. … It starts at home.”

The comments about China taking advantage of the situation and mining precious minerals in Afghanistan are especially intriguing. (The inference I took was that China is relying on the U.S. military to provide it with a safer climate to build up its mining operations in Afghanistan.)

The Manchin/McCain exchange followed by discussion:

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Now it’s your turn.

  • Anonymous

    Yo, Cenk:
    If Ryan’s 26%Unfavorable Rating
    ‘Disastrous’ What’s Pelosi’s 63%?

    Newsbusters,
    by Mark Finkelstein   
    6/23/2011

    And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? — Matthew
    7:4- On a somewhat slow Thursday night, let’s have a good chuckle. On his MSNBC show this evening, Cenk Uygur jumped on a poll showing Paul Ryan with a 26% unfavorability rating to declare that America “can’t stand” the Wisconsin congressman and that the 26% unfavorable rating is “disastrous.” Question for
    Cenk: if a 26% unfavorable rating is that bad, how would you describe Nancy Pelosi’s unfavorable rating of . . . 63%?

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/06/23/yo-cenk-if-ryans-26-unfavorable-rating-disastrous-whats-pelosis-63

  • Anonymous

    I was duped by Jose Vargas,illegal immigrant

    San Francisco Chronicle, by Phil
    Bronstein   

    6/23/2011

    I was duped. I once hired an illegal immigrant to be
    a reporter for the Chronicle. “I don’t think I’m a criminal,” Jose Antonio
    Vargas told me when we met last week, right before he announced his status to
    the world. “Don’t make me seem guiltier than I am.” Jose lied to me and everyone
    else he worked for, and that’s not kosher, especially in a profession where
    facts and, more elusively, the truth are considered valuable commodities.

  • Anonymous

    House Dems Applaud Obama for TappingStrategic Petroleum
    Reserve, BoehnerSays Move Threatens National Security

    ABC News, by John R. Parkinson   

    6/23/2011

    As the White House announced today that it will
    release 30 million barrels of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve,
    House Democrats applauded the president’s decision as one that will bring down
    the price of gasoline, while nation’s top Republican said the move “threatens
    our ability to respond to a genuine national security crisis” and puts a new
    burden on the American taxpayer to refill the reserve. “I am pleased that the
    Obama administration has answered our call today by making an historic
    announcement,” Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said.

  • Anonymous

    Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ MustRise So Government
    Doesn’t ‘Shrink’

    Cybercast News Service, by Terence P.
    Jeffrey    

    6/23/2011

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House
    Small Business Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration believes
    taxes on small business must increase so the administration does not have to
    “shrink the overall size of government programs.” The administration’s plan to
    raise the tax rate on small businesses is part of its plan to raise taxes on all
    Americans who make more than $250,000 per year—including businesses that file
    taxes the same way individuals and families do. Geithner’s explanation of the
    administration’s small-business tax plan came in an exchange with first-term
    Rep. Renee Ellmers (R.-N.C.).

  • Anonymous

    CAIR Appealing to IRS After
    Tax-Exempt Status Revoked

    Fox News,
    by Judson Berger   
    6/23/2011

    The largest Muslim advocacy group in the country plans to appeal to the IRS to regain its tax-exempt status after that status was
    revoked over an apparent problem with its paperwork. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, as well as the offshoot CAIR Foundation, was included earlier this month on a massive list of 275,000 organizations that the IRS said were losing their tax-exempt status because they did not file required annual reports. Most of the groups on that list are presumed to be defunct, but CAIR is not — its website continues to solicit “tax-deductible” donations.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/23/cair-stripped-tax-exempt-status-by-irs/?test=latestnews

  • Anonymous

    He’s still seeing dead people. What an embarrassment.
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/23/obama-flubs-on-medal-of-honor-recipient/

  • Anonymous

    He’s still seeing dead people. What an embarrassment.
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/23/obama-flubs-on-medal-of-honor-recipient/

  • Anonymous

    Someone referred to this as her “Jack Palance” moment.  Unbecoming a FLOTUS–really.
     http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/0611/In_Africa_first_lady_does_pushups.html

  • HELENK

    Do I understand this correctly? backtrack restricted and stopped the drilling for oil in this country, but released oil today from the emergency reserve. Is that the same as quitting your job and living off you savings? Does not sound like a good fiscal  policy to me.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE , MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE CHATTERING PEOPLE RULE

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get the “cute part.

    Such grace, elegance and poise –NOT!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYHQxrJsZ0w&feature=player_embedded

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Delta adopts no fly of Jews to Saudi Arabia…
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=314309

    • Ferd_Berfle

      Delta seems to be hell bent for leather to go directly into the crapper.

  • Anonymous

    Delta adopts no fly of Jews to Saudi Arabia…
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=314309

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Picked up this tid bit:
    ************
    A federal judge has ruled that Delphi retirees can proceed toward
    trial. The white-collar workers filed a class action suit against the
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., claiming the government insurer violated
    the workers’ constitutional rights by terminating their pension plan.
    The judge in the case refused to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case
    to go to trial. Bruce Gump, a retiree from Warren, Ohio, traveled to the
    hearing with roughly 50 other retirees. He said it “was a very good
    day.

    The retirees filed a lawsuit claiming they were denied equal
    protection when the white-collar workers’ pension was taken over by the
    government insurer. Delphi is a former subsidiary of General Motors.
    General Motors struggled through bankruptcy for four years. Delphi was
    seeking to liquidate its assets during the bankruptcy proceedings and
    could not meet its pension obligations. Pension Guaranty agreed to take
    over the pension plan for Delphi’s white-collar workers in April 2009.

    The lawsuit alleges that the Delphi pension plan was 85 percent
    funded and was therefore solvent. The retirees contend that audits
    conducted by 2 independent financial companies show the pension plan was
    not underfunded when it was taken over by Pension Guaranty. The
    non-union retirees are to receive reduced benefits through Pension
    Guaranty.

    During General Motors’ bankruptcy proceedings President Obama’s auto
    task force authorized $4.3 billion to supplement the pensions for
    retired union workers. The union workers therefore would receive their
    full pension. There was no similar supplement offered for the
    white-collar retiree pension plan.

    The salaried, non-union retirees claim that they have a
    constitutional right to equal protection. United States District Court
    Judge Arthur Tarnow refused to dismiss the case. The trial will
    determine whether the white-collar retirees have the right to be treated
    equally to the union retirees in the government’s rescue of General
    Motors.

    Now that the plaintiffs’ case has survived a motion to dismiss, let’s proceed to discovery.

    Subpoenas to GM, anyone?

  • Ferd_Berfle

    Just to be clear–I don’t like Huntsman but if he is nominated I will vote for him. Hell, I would vote for an empty hat thrown in the ring if it ran against That One.

    • Tricia

      Ferd–I am a left-of-center Democrat and I am very interested in him.  Why? Because he is entering for all of the right reasons.  He “gets it” and even though I don’t agree with him on a number of issues, I am looking for an honest person.  So far, he is the only one in that room. 

  • Anonymous

    Time magazine cover features shreddedU.S. Constitution, asks
    if it still matters

    Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Jeff
    Poor    

    6/23/2011

    Provocative? Perhaps, but that’s nothing new for Time
    magazine with a history of taking iconic American symbols and using them to make
    political statements. On Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Time magazine editor
    Richard Stengel presented the cover of his new July 4 issue, which features the
    U.S. Constitution going through a paper shredder and asks does the document
    still matter.

  • Anonymous

    NYT’s Friedman Goes Sarcastic on Rush’sClimate Skepticism,
    Confesses to ObamaVote; Anti-Obama Jews Full of ‘Crap’

    NewsBusters, by Clay Waters   

    6/23/2011

    Obama’s pro-Israel critics are talking “pure crap,”
    said New York Times columnist Tom Friedman on PBS host Charlie Rose’s show
    Tuesday night. Rose was hosting a roundtable of Times columnists. Along with
    Friedman there was David Brooks, neo-liberal economics columnist David
    Leonhardt, and Roger Cohen, foreign policy columnist and once a stout defender
    of the authoritarian regime in Iran. As the “conservative,” Brooks mostly agreed
    with the three liberals, calling himself “an admirer of Barack Obama” while
    offering mild criticism

  • Anonymous

    Big Media Suicide Compact

    Tribune Media Services, by Cal Thomas

    6/23/2011

    Is there a profit-making business – other than TV
    networks and The New York Times – that so disrespects its audience it works
    overtime to offend them? What other business metaphorically flips the bird to
    those who don’t subscribe to their social, cultural and political worldview?
    That is precisely what big media does to a large number of potential viewers and
    subscribers. Three recent examples: 1) The inexplicable editing of the Pledge of
    Allegiance during the opening of last Sunday’s U.S. Open on NBC; 2) the naming
    of ultra-liberal Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC

  • Anonymous

    Climate of Fear:
    Jim Risenv. the Obama administration

    Salon Magazine,
    by Glenn Greenwald   
    6/23/2011

    The Obama DOJ’s effort to force New York Times investigative journalist Jim Risen to testify in a whistleblower prosecution and
    reveal his source is really remarkable and revealing in several ways; it should be receiving much more attention than it is. On its own, the whistleblower prosecution and accompanying targeting of Risen are pernicious, but more importantly, it underscores the menacing attempt by the Obama administration — as Risen yesterday pointed out — to threaten and intimidate whistleblowers,
    journalists and activists who meaningfully challenge what the government does in secret.

    http://www.salon.com/news/politics/barack_obama/index.html?story=/opinion/greenwald/2011/06/23/risen

  • Anonymous

    JUNE 23, 2011 4:00 A.M.Obama’s America in Black & White Black political segregation, nurtured by the policies of the 1960s, has only hardened in the Obama years.

    Obama is and always has been a hardened, bare-knuckled veteran of the culture wars, who not only pursues racial divisions among Americans for political gain but personifies the stark differences in political attitudes between whites and blacks. It was as obvious in 2008 as it is now that electing a man who describes a sermon containing the passage “white people’s greed runs a world in need” as the formative moment in his spiritual life would guarantee a period of unusual social bitterness and resentment.
    [...]In other words, even though the 2010 census reveals that residential segregation for blacks is at its lowest level ever (the average black lives in a community that is 54 percent nonblack), blacks remain the most politically segregated group. There is indeed no greater predictor of voting patterns than being black — not income, not education level, not marriage status, not age, not religious affiliation, not party affiliation, not profession. Once the voter is known to be black, it can be estimated with roughly 90 percent confidence that he will pull the lever for a Democrat.This is scandalously dehumanizing. Billions of dollars have been spent examining black isolation in residential housing, but almost nothing is said about the equally insidious clustering of blacks on the political left, or the origins of this tendency in degrading public-policy assumptions. America’s political elites surrendered to the notion that racism was so determinative of black success that only a full cadre of special programs, legal exceptions, governmental assistance, and racial preferences could even partially compensate for it. Thus, a new social compact, crafted specifically for blacks and based on government benevolence, was born. “Told repeatedly that they have little chance to succeed in a racist world,” John McWhorter explains in his book Losing the Race, “blacks were and are ripe for collectivist ideas that promise them a better future.”A greater violation of the principles of free will and individual conscience could hardly be imagined. What other group of people is officially assumed by government to have had identical experiences or suffered the same debilitating social rejection? What other group must suffer leaders like Jesse Jackson, who told a Congressional Black Caucus reception in 2009, “You can’t vote against health care and call yourself a black man”?http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/270291/obama-s-america-black-white-seth-forman?page=1

    • Ferd_Berfle

      Spot on. Relations are getting worse primarily because of the left’s myopic focus on race. Who spoke about race in the 2008 GE? The democrats and their black candidate. There wasn’t a peep about it from the right. All I care about is competence and honesty.

  • Anonymous

    Afghanistan drawdown ‘risky’,US joint chiefs head
    says

    BBC News, by Staff

    6/23/2011

    The top US military officer has said President Barack
    Obama’s plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is “more aggressive” than he
    had advised. Adm Mike Mullen said leaving troops in place was “the safer
    course”, but said he supported the president’s decision. Secretary of State
    Hillary Clinton said Mr Obama had kept a pledge to begin withdrawals by July
    2011. (Snip) At a House of Representatives committee hearing, Adm Mullen, the
    chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said Mr Obama’s decisions were “more
    aggressive and incur more risk than I was

  • Anonymous

    How European Elites Lost a Generation 

    Speigel Online,
    by Staff    
    6/23/2011

    The European Union is in bad shape. Not only is the common currency in a shambles and the economies of many member states moribund, but young Europeans no longer see how the EU helps them. Millions of them are taking to the streets to demand a future.

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,769831,00.html#ref=nlint

  • Anonymous

    The General Motors Management Lie

    Human Events,
    by John Hayward   
    6/23/2011 

    Back in June of 2009, when General Motors went bankrupt – even though billions of tax dollars had been spent to avoid bankruptcy – President Obama declared, “What we are not doing – what I have no interest in doing – is running GM. When a difficult decision has to be made on matters like where to open a new plant, or what type of new car to make, the new GM – not the United States government – will make that decision.”

    (Snip)
    According to Boyle, these emails “show high-ranking Treasury Department officials, including Matthew Feldman of Treasury’s Auto…..

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=44400

    • Anonymous

      Picked up this tidbit:
      ***************
      A federal judge has ruled that Delphi retirees can proceed toward
      trial. The white-collar workers filed a class action suit against the
      Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., claiming the government insurer violated
      the workers’ constitutional rights by terminating their pension plan.
      The judge in the case refused to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case
      to go to trial. Bruce Gump, a retiree from Warren, Ohio, traveled to the
      hearing with roughly 50 other retirees. He said it “was a very good
      day.

      The retirees filed a lawsuit claiming they were denied equal
      protection when the white-collar workers’ pension was taken over by the
      government insurer. Delphi is a former subsidiary of General Motors.
      General Motors struggled through bankruptcy for four years. Delphi was
      seeking to liquidate its assets during the bankruptcy proceedings and
      could not meet its pension obligations. Pension Guaranty agreed to take
      over the pension plan for Delphi’s white-collar workers in April 2009.

      The lawsuit alleges that the Delphi pension plan was 85 percent
      funded and was therefore solvent. The retirees contend that audits
      conducted by 2 independent financial companies show the pension plan was
      not underfunded when it was taken over by Pension Guaranty. The
      non-union retirees are to receive reduced benefits through Pension
      Guaranty.

      During General Motors’ bankruptcy proceedings President Obama’s auto
      task force authorized $4.3 billion to supplement the pensions for
      retired union workers. The union workers therefore would receive their
      full pension. There was no similar supplement offered for the
      white-collar retiree pension plan.

      The salaried, non-union retirees claim that they have a
      constitutional right to equal protection. United States District Court
      Judge Arthur Tarnow refused to dismiss the case. The trial will
      determine whether the white-collar retirees have the right to be treated
      equally to the union retirees in the government’s rescue of General
      Motors.

      Now that the plaintiffs’ case has survived a motion to dismiss, let’s proceed to discovery.

      Subpoenas to GM, anyone?

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    ABC, NBC Starstruck by
    ‘Patented Michelle (Obama) Power’

    NewsBusters,
    by Alex Fitzsimmons   
    6/23/2011 

    ABC and NBC have delivered fawning coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit this week to South Africa and Botswana, oozing over the “celebrity” and “excitement” of the “patented Michelle power” on display.

    (Snip) On the June 20 edition of ABC’s “World News,” anchor Diane Sawyer raved:

    “Wherever she travels, she travels with a signature message, hope, health, and laughter for the young…She’s already proven she’s the one person who can modernize any ancient protocol…Seven days, three generations of American women, signaling they’re ready to dance to any song.”

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/alex-fitzsimmons/2011/06/22/abc-nbc-starstruck-patented-michelle-obama-power?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nb+%28NewsBusters.org+-+Exposing+Liberal+Media+Bias%29

    • Anonymous

      FROM THE COMMENTS:

      Posted by: lala
      Modernize any protocol, like patting Queen Elizabeth on
      her booty? She’s nothing more than a wolf in oftentimes bizarre sheep’s
      clothing. ——————————————————————————–

      Posted by: Hobbitmom
      There’s that nod to this creature’s “dancing,” once more.
      While reading the state-run media’s fawning articles over the last few days,
      always lauding the Mooch for her “dancing,” couldn’t help but remember a
      conversation in “Pride and Prejudice” between Sir William Lucas and Mr. Darcy,
      who knows whereof he speaks. From Chapter 6 -” ‘What a charming
      amusement for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like dancing,
      after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished
      societies.’‘Certainly, sir; and it has the advantage also of being in vogue
      amongst the less polished societies of the world; every savage can dance.’ ”

  • Anonymous

    Michelle Obama Sees PersonalStake in 2012 Election,
    WantsSecond Obama Term

    ABC News, by Devin Dwyer   

    6/23/2011

    First lady Michelle Obama today said her global
    advocacy on behalf of women and young people gives her a personal stake in her
    husband’s re-election, and that she eagerly awaits the coming campaign. “I think
    there’s so much more work to do. We’ve really just begun to lay the foundation,”
    Obama told ABC News’ David Muir in a wide-ranging interview in Cape Town, South
    Africa, where she’s on a weeklong trip to promote youth leadership, education
    and political and cultural exchanges. “I’m passionate about these issues. (Snip)
    So, more time would be helpful.”

    • Anonymous

      FROM THE COMMENTS:

      Posted by: HistoryBuff

      Michelle Obama Sees Personal Stake in 2012 Election,

      You to Continue Picking Up the Tab .Fixed it…

    • Ferd_Berfle

      Mo is so full of herself. I say lock Bo and Mo in a room together and let them yap at each other. Their infernal din is making me deaf.

  • Anonymous

    Huntsman Expected toTap Hollywood Support

    Variety,
    by Ted Johnson   
    6/23/2011 

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman announced his pursuit
    of the Republican presidential nomination today with the same type of stagecraft used by Ronald Reagan more than 30 years ago: The Statue of Liberty as the backdrop. In the crowd was one of his early supporters from Hollywood, producer Craig Haffner.

    (Snip) But Haffner said that he expected to Huntsman to draw
    support from Hollywood because of his business experience, as well as his grasp of intellectual property issues and the understanding of challenges facing the industry as it tries to find new income streams.

    http://www.wilshireandwashington.com/2011/06/huntsman-expected-to-tap-hollywood-support.html

  • Anonymous

    Business group slamsObama over oil release

    CNN Money, by Charles Riley   

    6/23/2011

    New York – Washington’s most powerful business lobby
    panned the Obama administration’s decision to tap the nation’s strategic oil
    reserve Thursday, calling the move “ill-advised.” “Our reserve is intended to
    address true emergencies, not politically inconvenient high prices,” Karen
    Harbert, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Energy Institute, said in a
    statement. (Snip) “Unrest in the Middle East is likely to continue for quite
    some time, so a temporary increase in supply is not a substitute for a long-term
    fix,” she said.

  • Anonymous

    Electric car maker filesfor bankruptcy protection

    WSBT-TV, by Staff    

    6/23/2011

    The Indiana Business Journal is reporting electric
    car maker THINK, which has a factory in Elkhart, has filed for bankruptcy
    protection. The Journal reports the filing was made in Norway where the company
    is based. THINK opened its factory in Elkhart last year and had hoped to produce
    2,500 cars a year. The first 300 rolled off the assembly line at the end of
    2010.

  • Anonymous

    Obama Blunders on Batteries Badly

    Townhall, by Bob Beauprez    

    6/23/2011

    One of Barack Obama’s favorite fantasies is that
    Americans will soon abandon their SUVs and pick-ups in favor of battery operated
    cars. Implementing energy policies to “boost the price of gasoline to the levels
    in Europe” is part of his overall plan to force us to go green.(snip)But, like
    so much of the hope-and-change agenda, the electric car idea isn’t off to a very
    good start, and new research finds it may not be so green after all
    either.

  • Anonymous

    -
    Biden debt talks hit impasse,
    Republicans walk out

    By Richard Cowan and
    Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON
    (Reuters)

    – U.S. budget talks hit an impasse on Thursday after a both Republicans walked out, throwing doubt on Washington’s ability to reach a deal that would allow America to continue borrowing and avoid a debt default.Representative Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said participants had identified trillions of dollars in potential spending cuts but were deadlocked over tax increases that Democrats want.”Regardless of the progress that has been made, the tax issue must be resolved before discussions can continue,” he said in a statement.Republican Senator Jon Kyl also left the talks, an aide said.House Speaker John Boehner said Democrats must abandon any tax increases for negotiations to continue.

  • Anonymous

    -
    MUST READ:

    A Shrink Asks: What’s Wrong with Obama?

    By Robin of Berkeley
    AmericanThinker

    So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I’ve written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery. Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama’s blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd revamped Obama’s “Yes We Can” motto into “Will We Ever?” The liberal women of the TV show “The View” have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama’s living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe, …

    (Read Full Article) http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/06/a_shrink_asks_whats_wrong_with.html

    • Anonymous

      Interesting comments too. I have to go back and finish reading them.

      Thanks, Breeze!

  • Anonymous

    BO releases 30M brls of oil from our reserves : another 30 to come from 27 other member states. Who will get this oil? Why now?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/business/24oil.html?_r=2&smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto

    • Anonymous

      Good question….the price of gas is decreasing so lets tap into the reserves.  Why not when prices were sky high.  I think we all know the answer…..barry must make himself look like the savior, no matter what the cost or reasoning.

      I used to think gwb was the anti-christ.  I have changed my mind…..barack hussein obama gets the title.

      “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”
      http://www.saywhatyouwill.proboards.com

      • Anonymous

        It’s like the recession had bottomed out ,by most accounts, months before the stimulus $$ started down the pike, but he just had to that Obama Stash to “meddle” where he/dems weren’t needed.  

  • HELENK

    will meeechele allow Americans to eat this?

    http://www.maniacworld.com/Fried-Kool-Aid.html

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE CHATTERING PEOPLE RULE

  • Anonymous

    CAIR Loses IRS Status

    Jewish World Review, by Steven Emerson

    6/23/2011

    Donations to the Council on American-Islamic
    Relations (CAIR) no longer are tax deductible after the organization was among
    275,000 tax-exempt organizations purged earlier this month by the Internal
    Revenue Service. The groups failed to file required annual reports, known as
    form 990s, detailing their revenues and expenses, for three consecutive years.
    CAIR had been a non-profit on its own, but in 2007, the IRS approved a separate
    tax-exempt CAIR Foundation. The foundation never filed any subsequent reports.
    Both the foundation and CAIR national are on the purge list. CAIR has 30 state
    chapters throughout the

  • Anonymous

    Obama’s America in Black & White

    National Review Online,
    by Seth A. Forman    
    6/23/2011

    Platitudes about the civic utopia that would spring forth from the election of Barack Obama have vanished. Thomas Friedman’s claim that “the American Civil War ended, as a black man . . . became president of the United States,” has now been replaced by PBS host Tavis Smiley’s prediction that the 2012 presidential election is “going to be the ugliest, the nastiest, the most divisive, and the most racist in the history of this Republic.” E. J. Dionne’s trope that “it is time to hope again. Time to hope that the era of
    racial backlash and wedge…..”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/270291/obama-s-america-black-and-white-seth-forman?page=1

    • Anonymous

      FROM THE COMMENTS:

      Thanks Mr. Forman.

      White racism is so deep BHO has been called a,

      “buck-dancing Tom”…a “terrorist” and the “n***** police chief.”

      The evil white racists have tagged BHO the,

      “Black mascot of Wall Street Oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it”.

      The first quote from the supreme racist and hater of Black men the New Black Panther leader, Malik Zulu Shabazz.
      The second from another racist hater of Black men Cornel West of Princeton University.

      What tremendous fun!!!

  • Anonymous

    June 23, 2011

    America Faces Critical “Colonel Jessup” Moment

    By Joseph Calhoun

    Jessup: You want answers?
    Kaffee: I think I’m entitled to them.

    Jessup: You want answers?
    Kaffee: I want the truth!

    Jessup: You can’t handle the truth!

    Scene from A Few Good Men, written by Aaron Sorkin

    http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2011/06/23/you_cant_handle_the_truth_99089.html

  • Anonymous

    Obama ready to release oilfrom petroleum reserve

    Associated Press, by Staff   

    6/23/2011

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has
    decided to release 30 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum
    Reserve as part of a broader international effort to pump more 60 million
    barrels onto the world market over the next month. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven
    Chu said the release of oil is a response to oil supply disruptions caused by
    turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, including Libya. The administration
    said the uprising in Libya has resulted in a loss of about 1.5 million barrels
    of oil a day.