Dems Refuse to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
New York Dems have started a media campaign blaming the entire state legislative impasse on the Repubs. Pot, meet kettle.
Thanks to Hot Air.
There was a coup all right, but it wasn't committed by the U.S. or the Honduran court. It was committed by Zelaya himself. He brazenly defied the law, and Hondurans overwhelmingly supported his removal (a pro-Zelaya rally Monday drew a mere 200 acolytes).So what's the motive behind aligning the United States with brutal leftist dictators Chavez, Castro, and Ortega?
Yet the U.S. administration stood with Chavez and Castro, calling Zelaya's lawful removal "a coup." Obama called the action a "terrible precedent," and said Zelaya remains president.
In doing this, the U.S. condemned democrats who stood up to save their democracy, a move that should have been hailed as a historic turning of the tide against the false democracies of the region.
But the realities of governing in a country as poor as Honduras--more than 60 percent of its population live in poverty, more than 50 percent in extreme poverty--tends to reinforce a left-wing slant. Perhaps it was the imperious and imperial behavior of George W. Bush's ambassador to Honduras, described by Zelaya as "barbarous." Or maybe it was the fact that the Central American Free Trade Agreement, rather than delivering promised development, worsened his country's trade deficit with the United States while driving low wages even lower, as Honduras competed with its equally impoverished neighbors for investment. Or perhaps it was the US Food and Drug Administration's unilateral ban of Honduran cantaloupes because they were supposedly tainted with salmonella, though the FDA offered no proof of the charge, a move Zelaya called "unjust."It seems that the Honduran government, which exercized precisely the same sort of checks and balances built into the US constitution to protect the people from tyranny, is to be burned at the altar of the worldwide Progressive revolution.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (June 28) - Soldiers seized the national palace and sent President Manuel Zelaya into exile in Costa Rica early Sunday, hours before a highly disputed constitutional referendum. Zelaya called the action a coup and pledged to serve out the remaining five months of his term.The President and his Secretary of State were quick to voice their concerns for democracy and the rule of law:
President Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned" by Zelaya's expulsion and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the arrest should be condemned.Of course, the Honduran military acted with the support of that country's supreme court, who had ruled Zelaya's proposals to change the constitution so that he could remain in power illegal. Also of course, Zelaya is a radical leftist allied with Hugo Chavez.
"I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter," Obama's statement read.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.Since I've actually watched "Pitchmen" a couple of times (loved the scene when Mays "helped out" fellow huckster Anthony Sullivan by chumming the waters Sullivan was swimming to test an anti-shark device) and been subjected to Mays' loud latenight commercials, his death will affect me more than that of Popfreak Michael Jackson.
Tampa police said Mays was found unresponsive by his wife Sunday morning. A fire rescue crew pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m.
I hope we can all agree that a robust debate of health care issues and potential policies is in order.Everybody can agree except ABC it seems. Note the message circled in red at the bottom of their entry:
ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House."Independent press?" We don't need no steenkin' "independent press."
The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A convicted terrorist can sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged torture, ruled a federal judge who said he was trying to balance a clash between war and the defense of personal freedoms.Plot acts of terror and get yourself supplied with a traitorous lawyer who convinces a retardate judge to let you sue. Is this a great country or what?
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has lost confidence in the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs and has told Congress he is removing him from the position.Welcome to the Gulag.
Obama's move follows an investigation by IG Gerald Walpin finding misuse of federal grants by a nonprofit education group led by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is an Obama supporter and former NBA basketball star.
If Tenet is right, it’s a good thing KSM was captured before Barack Obama became president. For, the Obama Justice Department has quietly ordered FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high value detainees captured and held at U.S. detention facilities in Afghanistan, according a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee. “The administration has decided to change the focus to law enforcement. Here’s the problem. You have foreign fighters who are targeting US troops today – foreign fighters who go to another country to kill Americans. We capture them…and they’re reading them their rights – Mirandizing these foreign fighters,” says Representative Mike Rogers, who recently met with military, intelligence and law enforcement officials on a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan.It's official: Obama is living in a 9/10 dreamworld.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With auto sales in the doldrums, the House was considering a plan Tuesday to provide vouchers of up to $4,500 for consumers who turn in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for more fuel-efficient vehicles...Owners of sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks or minivans that get 18 mpg or less could receive a voucher for $3,500 if their new truck or SUV is at least 2 mpg higher than their old vehicle. The voucher would increase to $4,500 if the mileage of the new truck or SUV is at least 5 mpg higher than the older vehicle. Consumers could also receive vouchers for leased vehicles.The trade-ins will then be curshed and sold for scrap.
So far, this is all about image and character and press "opportunities." But with what CNN financial reporter Elizabeth Cohen called this morning "gazillions of dollars" of our money at stake and crazy people with nukes bristling from around the edges of the world, we can't afford not to keep a closer eye on the substance thing.It's probably too late. The death of real, ethical, unbiased journalism in America began during the Vietnam War. Coronating the most unqualified man ever as President, and covering his missteps, is just the latest symptom in the long decline.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed with the Obama administration and refused to review Pentagon policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.Good. The business of the military is peace through strength, not conducting hare-brained sociological experiments.
The court said it will not hear an appeal from former Army Capt. James Pietrangelo II, who was dismissed under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's Tiananmen Square was quiet on Monday, the 18th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, while a rights group said people were still behind bars for supporting the protests.
People's Liberation Army troops and tanks crushed the student-led demonstrations in the historic square on June 4, 1989, killing hundreds, possibly thousands.
The protest was only a part of a wider campaign launched by activists on Wednesday, in which they will try to counter the American stance by portraying Obama as an anti-Semite whose policies would harm the Jewish state.Recklessly naive and venally political, the Obamanation endangers America as well.
ATLANTA — The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens, a process that was a subject of a federal lawsuit in the weeks leading up to November's election.
In a letter released on Monday, the Justice Department said the state's voter verification program is frequently inaccurate and has a "discriminatory effect" on minority voters.
Private William Long, 23 was killed on the scene and Private Quinton Ezeagwula, 18 was wounded while taking a break outside the U.S. Army recruiting station where they both were working at the time.Don't expect any banner headlines in the MSM.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new soldier helping to attract others to the military was shot and killed outside an Army recruiting office Monday and a second soldier was wounded, and a suspect was arrested, police said.Police have not released the names of the victims or the suspect. Bomb specialists were called in to investigate suspicious packages in the suspect's vehicle.