Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lost on the Road to Damascus - Yahoo! News

Lost on the Road to Damascus - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | White House policy stumbles into Syria began before Barack Obama became president. It was 2007 when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit the road for Damascus, overriding Bush state department criticism of her attempted rogue diplomacy. What wish-fulfillment fantasies compelled Pelosi to visit a country officially listed as a "state sponsor of terror?

"The road to Damascus is the road to peace!" Pelosi enthused.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Movies Do Matter: The 'Gasland' Effect - Yahoo! News

Movies Do Matter: The 'Gasland' Effect - Yahoo! NewsRather than oppose the governor's directive on wastewater disposal, Range Resources Corporation, a major natural gas driller, embraced the ban. According to a press release, the corporation developed a refined recycling system which would combine with "other treatment and disposal options." It won't be enough to convince the most zealous anti-drilling advocates, but it is improvement.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Obama Campaign Faces Uphill Climb in Pennsylvania - Yahoo! News

Obama Campaign Faces Uphill Climb in Pennsylvania - Yahoo! NewsExpect the president to drive up to Pennsylvania campaign stops sometime soon in a beat up old Ford, wearing Big Smith Overalls, with a 30-30 in a gun rack at the rear window and a bible handy in the front passenger seat. A John Deere cap might help, too.

Obama Is Likely to Lose - WSJ.com

Obama Is Likely to Lose - WSJ.comYou know the conventional wisdom. It is that unemployment ticking down, plus the economy inching back, plus the power of the presidency to affect events, equals a likely Obama victory in 2012. Smart people, especially Republicans, believe this. But how about this for a thought: It's not true. It's all wrong. Barack Obama can be taken, and his adversaries haven't even noticed. In fact, he will likely lose in 2012. Only one thing can save him. More on that further down.

Republican Presidential Hopefuls: Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

Republican Presidential Hopefuls: Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com"Obamacare takes our health care system in the wrong direction, failing to reduce costs and improve quality. The law infringes on individuals' and states' rights by forcing individuals to purchase a good or service, which is why I joined a lawsuit calling the law unconstitutional. If courts do not do so first, as President, I would support the immediate repeal of Obamacare and replace it with market-based health care reforms."

Friday, April 15, 2011

GOP Should Consider Donald Trump, Allen West 'What If' Scenario - Yahoo! News

GOP Should Consider Donald Trump, Allen West 'What If' Scenario - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | Charlie Sheen may provide ammunition for late night comics but he also imparted at least one important message to America: "Winning!" But while Sheen can simply declare himself a winner, the next president will have to go to the voters to get the nod.

For both major parties, the issue to be decided is whether their 2012 candidate will be ideologically "pure," or a stew of conflicting ideas and actions. President Obama would seem to fit both descriptions, and faces no real primary challengers.

Obama's ideological purity was set early on his background as a social activist and a two-year Senate stint during which he railed against the Iraq war and other Bush policies. But the president now has a record to run on, and that makes the race more difficult for Democrats.

What You Need… Is A Hybrid Van | The Truth About Cars

What You Need… Is A Hybrid Van | The Truth About Carsthis is a video which shows Obama painting himself into a corner in Fairless Hills, PA.

What You Need… Is A Hybrid Van | The Truth About Cars

What You Need… Is A Hybrid Van | The Truth About Carsthis is a video which shows Obama painting himself into a corner in Fairless Hills, PA.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Would Arming Libyan Rebels Help? Other Q&A on the Civil War - Yahoo! News

Would Arming Libyan Rebels Help? Other Q&A on the Civil War - Yahoo! NewsWill NATO bombing be enough to win in Libya?

Not likely. U.S. military strategists planned for an imminent collapse of the Gadhafi regime, but not for a prolonged ground operation. President Obama has many times said he wouldn't put "boots on the ground." Today, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said other countries should shoulder the burden of providing training and command and control.

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#mwpphu-container#mwpphu-containerCOMMENTARY | We're a few days from the April 15 tax deadline. I just received an IRS mail audit tapping us for an additional $708 on top of the thousands we paid in 2009.

It galls me that General Electric and several other large corporations paid zero taxes and have no one hounding them.

Perhaps I can tell the IRS bloodhounds that I've moved my profits offshore, like GE did. Or maybe I could borrow from General Electric's army of tax lawyers, certified public accountants, former Treasury officials, and former members of Congress.

Jozef Wadecki, super tumbler and Internet sensation - Fourth-Place Medal - Olympics Blog - Yahoo! Sports

Jozef Wadecki, super tumbler and Internet sensation - Fourth-Place Medal - Olympics Blog - Yahoo! SportsWe need this guy in our country--check out this this gymnast-- What's it got to do with politics? Well, that's the point.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Libya Crisis Hides Ivory Coast's Bloody African War - Yahoo! News

Libya Crisis Hides Ivory Coast's Bloody African War - Yahoo! NewsThe violence in the West African nation of Ivory Coast had the misfortune to occur during the coalition bombing and war in Libya. The eyes of the Obama administration, and the focus of the world media, had been on Libya.

President Barack Obama justified U.S. cruise missile attacks on Libya as necessary to prevent a "massacre." Yet, Internet habitu├ęs were outraged that the savagery in Ivory Coast had been ignored.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's Unofficial! Obama wins by default in 2012 - Yahoo! News#mwpphu-container

It's Unofficial! Obama wins by default in 2012 - Yahoo! News#mwpphu-container: "COMMENTARY | The Republican's best hopes for 2012 lie in people like me. I will vote for just about any Republican candidate just to change the direction of the country from the course it's taken.
Political pundits routinely advise us not to 'underestimate the American electorate.' Yeah, well don't overestimate us, either! Look where we are today."