Archive for ◊ March, 2010 ◊

A great article from William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, where he describes the folly and danger from the moves made by the Obama administration.  A few excerpts:

On October 12, 1973, President Nixon ordered a massive military re-supply airlift to Israel. President Nixon made this decision over the objections of the foreign policy establishment, which wanted a more “balanced” approach. Israel owed its survival to a Republican President who was not afraid to make a hard, and in some quarters unpopular, decision in a time of crisis.

There is only one person in the world who can destroy Israel. That person is not the leader of Syria or Iran, or the head of some terrorist group. The only person who can destroy Israel is the President of the United States, whose decisions in times of crisis affect Israel’s survival. If Richard Nixon has not taken the bold decision to resupply Israel, Israel would not be here today.

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Our President does not realize that by trying to impose his peace on his terms he is increasing the likelihood of war. A sense of Israeli encirclement and a need to strike first because of uncertainty led to the 1967 war.

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Happy Passover
Monday, March 29th, 2010 | Author:

We remember the hardships that our forefathers had to overcome…

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NHL Hockey Highlights
Monday, March 29th, 2010 | Author:

This is a nice way to watch in less than 3 minutes the top 10 plays for the week.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9-N-j8C_HY[/youtube]

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Is Calling it ‘Socialism’ too Harsh?
Monday, March 29th, 2010 | Author:

This is a very informative 5-minute video on this very subject

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9JcrARNcpg[/youtube]

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Obama’s Foreign Policy
Sunday, March 28th, 2010 | Author:

A great article from Ralph Peters about the incompetent Obama administration and their naive attempts to spread their brand of socialism.  A small excerpt:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, was the worst day for US diplomacy in recent memory. Between sunrise and sunset, we 1) handled our Israeli allies as enemies, 2) treated Pakistani gangsters as our benefactors and 3) got blindsided — brilliantly — by the Russians…

A few more experienced folks write about the Manchurian Marxist Moslem approach to foreign policy.  The first is from Elliot Abrams:

Since the Oslo Accords of 1993, 17 years of efforts under three American presidents and six Israeli prime ministers have taught five clear lessons. Each of them is being ignored by President Obama, which is why his own particular “peace process” has so greatly harmed real efforts at peace…What are the lessons the Obama team is ignoring?

1. Israel’s flexibility is dependent on its sense of security.
2. The failure to set standards for Palestinian conduct hurts the cause of peace.
3. Israeli withdrawals do not lead to peace unless law and order can be maintained by responsible security forces.
4. The Israeli-Palestinian dispute is not the center of world, Arab, or Muslim politics.
5. The ‘peace process’ retards peace.

The Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative writes about the proposed Arms-Control Agreement:

Perhaps most troubling is this administration’s belief that U.S. and Russian reductions in nuclear weapons will somehow affect the calculus of nuclear rogues such as North Korea or nuclear wannabes such as Iran. North Korea, Iran, and other countries that develop illicit nuclear-weapons programs are not going to set aside their ambitions because the United States and Russia have hundreds fewer deployed nuclear weapons.

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The UN and the US
Saturday, March 27th, 2010 | Author:

Listed below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States, which are are documented at both the US State Department and the United Nations:

Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time.
Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time.
Morocco votes against the United States 70% of the time.
United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time.
Jordan votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Tunisia votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Saudi Arabia votes against the United States 73% of the time.
Yemen votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Algeria votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Oman votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Sudan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Pakistan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Libya votes against the United States 76% of the time.
Egypt votes against the United States 79% of the time.
Lebanon votes against the United States 80% of the time.
India votes against the United States 81% of the time.
Syria votes against the United States 84% of the time.
Mauritania votes against the United States 87% of the time.

The US provides nearly $3 billion in foreign aid for these countries that hate us… Egypt, for example, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid.

So, what do you think?

Hat tip to Joe K

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Very Short Spelling Lesson
Friday, March 26th, 2010 | Author:

The last four letters in “American“…….. I Can

The last four letters in “Republican“…… I Can

The last four letters in “Democrats“……. Rats

End of Lesson!

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” – Cicero , 55 BC

Hat tip to Uncle Ronn

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Flyers Do Us Proud
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | Author:

I don’t know about those fair-weathered fans in Oakwood, but Bear and I are very proud of the Dayton Flyers after their 77-71 victory at Illinois….  A few quick observations: 1) the Flyers look great with the black road uniforms.  These look much better than those “santa clause” all-red uniforms (this has to be one reason for the road winning streak). 2) the Flyers dominated play for 38 minutes and looked like a top 10 team… until they played soft and shot 50% from the free throw line at the end of the game. 3) Even the ESPN announcers were impressed with the Flyers up-tempo transition game.  Unfortunately, even mediocre teams can hold down Dayton by playing zone defense (Illinois wasn’t bright enough or capable enough to force the Flyers into playing against a zone).

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The Crazy US Census
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 | Author:

I just filled out the 2010 census form for my household…  It’s interesting to note that they have 20 or so categories for “race”… On a side note: I’ll know that the country has finally made progress when the census no longer asks about your race or ethnicity…

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The USA Inflection Point
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 | Author:

In the business world, venture capitalists like to talk about the “inflection point” — that spot in time where a decision pushes an organization towards decisive success… or failure.

My father-in-law used to love to give me his views on a dynamic world by exclaiming: “Stan, there is nothing as permanent as change” (when he first asked me for my name, I told him “it’s Dan”. He thought I said “Stan”). Of course, ask any historian about the collapse of great legacies in Rome, China, or anywhere else, and they’ll tell you that all dynasties come to an end.

Mark my words… come back and visit this page when I’m gone… the election of the Manchurian Marxist Moslem has greatly accelerated the demise of our great country. At best, we are in for an extended period of malaise and unemployment as we emulate those great (sarcasm alert) European social countries. The more likely is a rapid decline of our material wealth and a strong move towards greater tyranny or greater anarchy.

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