Grasping at Energy Straws
16 Mar 2012 5:37 pm Michael Fell
In February 2012 New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer called upon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to request Saudi Arabia increase their oil production to make up for potential disruptions in the world’s oil supply resulting from Iranian saber-rattling. Schumer’s unhidden rationale was that such a pledge from the Saudis would drive down gasoline prices in America
This ill-advised strategy was clearly politically driven. While the idea of higher gasoline prices, and the accompanying increase in the price of gas dependent goods and services is consistently rejected by average Americans, this …
Bob Beckel, You Are Wrong
31 Jan 2012 2:34 pm Michael Fell
For those who’re unaware of the big dust up stirred by Fl Rep Allen West, here’re the remarks he made at a Lincoln Day Dinner in West Palm Beach Fl:
“We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain’t on the table. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere …
Republicans pushing to rescind Democrats’ $100 billion EU bailout fund
18 Jan 2012 12:00 am Wintery Knight
Here’s a shocking story from Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller.
When California Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi was the Speaker of the House in 2009, President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats authorized $100 billion in spending as a line of credit for the International Monetary Fund to be used in times of emergency — funds that could now be used to bail out European banks.
As the Eurozone takes a turn for the worse and chatter heats up about more European Union and IMF bailouts across the continent, Republicans in Congress are pushing to rescind the $100 billion set-aside.
Your Future In America Tomorrow in Greece Today: The Aspirin Shortage
12 Jan 2012 6:38 am John Hawkins
If conservatives tried to tell people this would be happening in a Western democracy like Greece ten years ago, nobody would have believed us.
For patients and pharmacists in financially stricken Greece, even finding aspirin has turned into a headache.
Mina Mavrou, who runs a pharmacy in a middle-class Athens suburb, spends hours each day pleading with drugmakers, wholesalers and colleagues to hunt down medicines for clients. Life-saving drugs such as Sanofi (SAN)’s blood-thinner Clexane and GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)’s asthma inhaler Flixotide often appear as lines of crimson data on pharmacists’ computer …
Now is Not the Time to Be More Like Europe
19 Nov 2011 7:04 pm Brian Garst
The ongoing crack-up of Europe, and the pending collapse of the Eurozone, is an ugly thing to behold. But their failure can be our gain, if we just learn from their mistakes.
A new video by the Center for Freedom and Prosperity provides 5 lessons from the European fiscal implosion that US policymakers should take to heart. In short:
1) Higher taxes lead to higher spending, not lower deficits.
2) A value-added tax would be a disaster.
3) A welfare state cripples the human spirit.
4) Nations reach a point of no return when the …
America’s Future Tomorrow, Today In Greece! Part 471
18 Oct 2011 5:24 am John Hawkins
Every American should be following what’s going on in Greece today because the biggest difference between Greece and us is that it’s a decade or two farther down the same road we’re on as a nation. Greece is all about big government and socialism; there are extremely generous pensions and retirement plans and sky high taxes. Greece is spending far more than it can pay and those “evil rich” people in the private sector have been beaten into the ground.
So, how’s that working out for them?
Behind the scenes the race …
Europe Slips Towards The Abyss! Wheeeeeeeeee!
14 Sep 2011 5:54 am John Hawkins
The European Union is about to shake itself apart, Greece is on its knees, and there are Western European nations sure to follow. So what’s the Democrats’ reaction? Hey, let’s be more like those guys. Let’s spend more like they do, let’s copy their health care systems, let’s make our government bigger, like their government.
What could go wrong?
Sir Howard Davies, former chairman of Britain’s Financial Services Authority, said on BBC Radio’s Today programme on Tuesday morning that he thought the French government was only days away from having to recapitalise …
British Postal Service Refuses to Deliver “Offensive” Christian CDs
13 Sep 2011 2:13 pm Dave Blount
From the UK comes another good reason to let the US Postal Service finally die already:
Postal workers refused to deliver CDs of Bible readings after deciding they were ‘offensive material’.
Several churches had paid for discs with recordings of St Mark’s Gospel to be produced to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
They were due to be delivered to all households on the Channel Island of Jersey, but church leaders were stunned when they were told postal workers would not handle the 45,000 CDs.
The reason: Christianity might offend people …
You know It’s Bad When Even Leftist British Comedian Says England ‘No Longer English’
7 Sep 2011 12:52 pm Warner Todd Huston
Wow. You know it’s gotten bad in the U.K. when a left-wing actor and British icon is now saying that his country has lost its essential Englishness. It looks like Monty Python alum John Cleese has “funny walked” his way into a bit of a controversy over his remarks, and this time from the left for a change.
Last week the 71-year-old comedian told a Sydney, Australia TV audience that London was “no longer an English city.”
You could see the steam come from the left’s ears over that one.
According to The …
Decade Of War
7 Sep 2011 10:31 am Courtney Messerschmidt
The last ten years has seen a semi unbound Great Satan – using her fire power, brain power, will power and staying power all across the globe in war.
Wars occur at unpredictable times, take unpredictable courses and have unexpected consequences.
Some wars are carefully planned, but even those wars rarely take place as expected. Think of the Germans in World War I, having planned the invasion of France for decades and with meticulous care. Nothing went as planned for either side, and the war did not take a course …
British Social Workers Confiscate Children
6 Sep 2011 3:22 pm Dave Blount
I wonder how motivated Britons would have been to bravely defend their homeland from the Nazis if they knew that only two generations later it would degenerate into a country so far from free that the government seizes children from their parents for not meeting bureaucrat-mandated body mass index requirements:
Four obese children are on the brink of being permanently removed from their family by social workers after their parents failed to bring their weight under control.
In the first case of its kind, their mother and father now face what they …
Wings Over Iraq Sunday Brunch
4 Sep 2011 12:59 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Hot gossip, intellectual rumors and more!
From the unscholarly part of Wings Over Iraq
What’s The Real Reason Behind The U.K. Riots?
11 Aug 2011 9:08 am William Teach
After lots of leftist hand-wringing and excuse making from the liberal U.K. media, The Daily Mail’s Max Hasting decides to provide the real rationale behind the riots
Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters
A few weeks after the U.S. city of Detroit was ravaged by 1967 race riots in which 43 people died, I was shown around the wrecked areas by a black reporter named Joe Strickland.
He said: ‘Don’t you believe all that stuff people here are giving media folk about how …
R2P Or Not 2P
5 Aug 2011 12:52 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
New Millennium’s doctrinairish Responsibility To Protect in statecraft moderne can sweetly be – uh – shrunk – to like 3 characters. Perfect for policy cats au courant and future to drop like a mind bomb in nearly any environ!
See, a new school concept of the state maintains that states have a primary Responsibility 2 Protect their own people from genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity. An internat’l commitment by govs to prevent and react to crises wherever they may occur. Recog’d partially by UN as …
New York Times Blames American Conservatives for Norway Massacre
27 Jul 2011 11:56 am Warner Todd Huston
(Just back from vacation so I am a few days late on this one, but…) The New York Times is never one to let a good tragedy go to waste when it can turn that sad incident into a bludgeon with which to bash American conservatives, even if the incident doesn’t have a thing to do with conservatives, D.C. politics, or even the U.S.A., for that matter. And so, not to disappoint, the Gray Lady incongruously used the terrorist incident in Norway to attack conservatives in America.
Anders Behring Breivik, the …
Why Angela Merkel Wouldn’t Follow Obama Over the Edge
18 Jul 2011 2:50 pm Dave Blount
You can’t call what Obama et al. are doing to the economy an honest mistake, because we have been down this road before, as have other countries like Germany.
Let’s see how Obama’s economic policies are faring at this point:
Obamanomics has produced the weakest, most anemic recovery since the 1930s, when another generation’s big-government planners turned their great recession into the Great Depression. To be fair, President George W. Bush certainly did not give the best economic handoff — he too was addicted to spending — but to be clear, President …
14 Jul 2011 2:05 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Rodina Mat’ Zovyot!
As a really girthy nation/state (ain’t none bigger bay bee!) Commonwealth Russia spans like a bunch of the earth’s surface.
And she hangs in a rough hood – hooked up border wise with semi rival new clear powers like Ppls Republic of China and crazy Dear Leader’s NoKo
As hostess with the mostess of those hot! Siberian resourceful resources Commonwealth’s Military is still suffering from that underwhelming blitz that finally licked Georgia’s peach plumb clean plus she needs her military to get up as close as possible to …
Saddam Hussein Torture Doctor at Work in British Hospital
5 Jul 2011 1:13 pm Dave Blount
Under socialized medicine, there is little incentive to become a doctor. Fortunately, Britain’s liberal immigration policies allow them to be imported from abroad:
A doctor involved in horrific torture by Saddam Hussein’s henchmen is working in British hospitals.
In an astonishing immigration scandal, border officials have allowed the suspected war criminal to treat thousands of British patients.
Dr Mohammed Kassim Al-Byati was given a permit to work as a doctor in the NHS by the Labour government in 2004.
Checks failed to uncover his history of working for the notorious Iraqi Intelligence Agency, which …
1 Jul 2011 6:46 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Make your brain more bigger with hot deets, big phased cookies and intell dossiers from the cool kids @ Foreign Policy Initiatives
Rebels in Libya’s western Nafusa mountain range were less than 50 miles from the nation’s capital Thursday and edging closer to their first significant victory outside their mountain stronghold, pounding the small town of Bir Ghanam with artillery and rockets. – Los Angeles Times
In the last week, hundreds of families fleeing Tripoli have arrived at a rebel checkpoint here in the middle of a winding …
Swedish Preschool Devoted to Producing Androgynous Children
27 Jun 2011 2:56 pm Dave Blount
Sweden has taken the lead as liberals race downward to new depths of depravity in their ham-fisted efforts to reengineer civilization in their own grotesque image. While New York is still swinging a sledgehammer at the last remnants of holy matrimony, Swedes have advanced to brainwashing children into being androgynous:
At the “Egalia” preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 kids as “friends” rather than girls and boys.
From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned …