Saturday, January 9, 2010

'Obama Doctrine' Detrimental To U.S./Open Thread...

A national defense analyst and former Reagan Defense Department official says he agrees with the assessment of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich that Americans are less safe than they were a year ago when Barack Obama took office.
Newt GingrichDuring a recent interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, Gingrich commented that North Koreans had another year to build missiles while Iranians had another year to develop nuclear weapons and continue paying for terrorists. The former lawmaker said the federal bureaucracy is so lacking in focus, it let the Christmas Day bomber get on an airplane despite the fact that he was on a terrorist watch list.
 "Even when this guy's father called the American Embassy and warned us specifically about his son, we couldn't find a way to stop him," Gingrich noted. 
 Frank GaffneyFrank Gaffney, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security during the Reagan administration who now runs the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC, says the United States is less safe than it was a year ago because of what he calls "the Obama Doctrine."
 "That [doctrine] can best be described in nine words: embolden our enemies, undermine our allies, and diminish our country," he explains.
 Gaffney believes Obama's foreign policy is clearly placing the United States in greater danger than when he took office.

 Lets take a look at Americas safety this weekend. I would like to hear from the left wing if they think we are safer now. They did tell us we were not safe under President Bush,even though the fact was we didn't get hit by another terrorist attack after 9/11. The other fact is that the Democrats said that they would make the world love us again and the terrorist would not want to attack us again,thus keeping us safer under Obama then under Bush. I think the the Democrats think they have a magical presents that will make all country love America again. A lot of idiots think they can do a better job of running a sports team then the last coach. But most of the time they fail worse then the last guy. I think Obama is too green and ignorent to know the difference between reality and academia. That brings to miund the old saying of ,"those that can do,while those that can't teach". This saying is as true as you can get when it comes to the liberal academia. Liberals think that because they think it works in their head it must be real. And yet most theories are proven wrong.      For the first year of this academic theories of liberalism I can honestly say nothing has turned out the way the Democrats said it would. If it has please tell us what has worked the way Obama and the Democrats said? As of late I would say that the deafening silence from the left says it all. This blog and others used to have more liberals then conservatives posting on them. But not any more. They will make up excuses but we know the reality is they can't keep making up excuses. They are getting tired out. While we on the right are getting energized. Have a great and safe weekend.


  1. Chris, what you on the right don't want to acknowledge is that the most devastating terrorist attack in American history happened on a conservative's watch, George W. Bush.

    He was warned and did nothing.

    It is a complete myth that Bush kept America safe. The reason that liberals don't come here much is that you on the right have gone over the cliff and they choose to ignore your ignorant posts.

    Lawrence did a great rundown of terrorist attacks on Bush's watch. Watch and learn, Chris.

  2. Republican Lugar Calls Cheney’s Criticism of Obama ‘Unfair’
    January 09, 2010, 12:35 AM EST

    By Viola Gienger
    Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Richard Lugar, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called President Barack Obama’s handling of recent terrorism threats “strong,” disputing former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticism.

    “It’s unfair,” Lugar said in an interview for Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend. “I think the president is focused.”

    Cheney, who frequently has led Republican attacks on the Democratic president since leaving office a year ago, told Politico on Dec. 29 that Obama “is trying to pretend we are not at war” with a “low-key response” to the Dec. 25 attempt to ignite a bomb aboard a flight to Detroit.

    To the contrary, Obama has demonstrated “firmness” and “decisiveness,” Lugar, who represents Indiana, said. “That’s been the antidote to the criticism.”

    Read more:

  3. Clinton was warned and did nothing also. So what is the point? Nothing like that has ever happen befor or since 9/11. But is you on the left that think it is 'progress' to act like we are pre 9/11 instead of 9/12. Shame on you for going backwards when Bush is also the same man that kept us safe after 9/11. Clinton didn't do that but you don't hear us going backwards when we should be looking forward. That is why we are getting so many more attacks since Obama and Congress took over with their weak idealogy. Are you so slow that you think we don't know that it was both Bush and Clinton that let 9/11 happen. Use your brain. While you idiots were trying to pin 9/11 souly on Bush the Republicans were finding a way to keep us safe with actions. If 9/11 is Bush fault is it as much Clintons fault. Don't forget this had never happened until then. Or did you forget???? It's what happened after 9/11 that was amazing. We picked ourselves up from economic distruction,we morned the death of so many and so much and we recovered. We scared the living crape out of our opposition that they didn't even have the guts to attack us again. But they have gotten their guts back nowing the Democrats are weak when it comes to their ferver in protecting the American public. Bush,the Republicans and the Democrats came together to fight terrorism and those that promote and protect it.The only difference is the weak Democrats gave up half way through the fight. They kept telling us and the world that we wouldn't win this world and Iraq would be lost. Great team America spirit. And without the help of the Democratic Party Bush and most Republicans did the surge in Iraq and put Obama in a great position to win and end the war. Now that Obama is Comrade and Cheif they are back in the wars. It must really bother you knowing that we are still fighting and dropping bombs in Iraq,Afghanistan,Pakastan and soon to be Turkey. How soon the Democrats change when they need to lead and take the full responsability of war and the economy. I think you are the one that forgets.

  4. What's amazing is that Bush had a specific threat warning on August 6th and all he said was, "OK, you covered your ass." He didn't take any steps to avoid 9/11, none whatsoever.

    Did you watch the Countdown video, Chris. It's not true that Bush kept us safe after 9/11 either. That is another conservative myth.

    Bush ignored Afghanistan for 8 years. I do think President Obama made a horrible mistake sending more troops, but at least it was a considered decision and he didn't just take what the generals said and rubber stamp it.

  5. I don't get you dimocrats. Obama says we are at war with terroism and then they try them in civil court.WTF

  6. Just like the Bush administration.

  7. ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan said in video clips broadcast posthumously Saturday that all jihadists must attack U.S. targets to avenge the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.

    Footage showed Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi — whom the CIA had cultivated as an asset against al-Qaida — sitting with Mehsud's successor in an undisclosed location. It essentially confirmed the Pakistani Taliban's claim of responsibility for one of the worst attacks in CIA history, though a senior militant told The Associated Press that al-Qaida and Afghan insurgents played roles, too.

    The development may lead the U.S. to further push Pakistan to crack down on Afghan and Pakistani Taliban militants who use its tribal regions along the Afghan border as safe havens. It also could prompt even more U.S. missile strikes in the country — already on the upswing — something a Pakistani intelligence official urged the Americans to avoid.

    Speaking in Arabic in the video shown on the al-Jazeera network, al-Balawi noted the Pakistani Taliban had given shelter to "emigrants" — Muslim fighters from abroad. Mehsud, the group's longtime leader, was killed in August by a CIA missile strike.

    "We will never forget the blood of our emir Baitullah Mehsud," said al-Balawi, who wore an Afghan hat and a camouflage jacket on a 1 1/2 minute video clip. "We will always demand revenge for him inside America and outside. It is an obligation of the emigrants who were welcomed by the emir."

    A similar clip appeared on the Pakistani channel Aaj, though in it al-Balawi read haltingly from a piece of paper in English, a language Pakistanis are more familiar with than Arabic.

    The 32-year-old al-Balawi was apparently a double agent — perhaps even a triple-agent — with links to al-Qaida, the CIA and Jordanian intelligence. He was invited inside the CIA facility in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province bearing a promise of information about Ayman al-Zawahri, al-Qaida's second-in-command. Instead, he blew himself up in a Dec. 30 meeting, killing seven including the CIA's base chief.

  8. In a Washington Post op-ed piece posted online Saturday, CIA Director Leon Panetta added more details about the attack while defending his agents.

    "This was not a question of trusting a potential intelligence asset, even one who had provided information that we could verify independently. It is never that simple, and no one ignored the hazards," Panetta said. "The individual was about to be searched by our security officers — a distance away from other intelligence personnel — when he set off his explosives."

    In the Arabic clip, al-Balawi appeared to mock assertions that U.S. or Jordanian intelligence had employed him. In the English version, he said he had given up millions of dollars offered by the agencies to join the militants.

    "The emigrant for the sake of God will not put his religion on the bargaining table and will not sell his religion even if they put the sun in his right hand and the moon in his left," he said in Arabic, referring to a verse in the Quran.

    Al-Balawi ended by saying the Pakistani Taliban under the leadership of the new chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, would fight till victory.

    In Jordan, al-Balawi's father confirmed the man on the clip was his son.

    "He was very opposed to what was happening in Iraq, the occupation of Palestine and the killings of Muslims in Afghanistan," a downbeat Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi said. "We knew he was very zealous for God and his religion."

    IntelCenter, a U.S.-based group monitoring extremist sites, said the video was released by the Pakistani Taliban. Behind Hakimullah Mehsud and al-Balawi was a banner bearing the Muslim creed, "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is His messenger."

    The CIA attack would be the most prolific strike on a U.S. target by the Pakistani Taliban under the 20-something Hakimullah Mehsud's watch. It is also unusual because the Pakistani Taliban rarely claim responsibility for strikes in Afghanistan.

    But statements by Afghan Taliban and al-Qaida leaders since the attack have confused the issue of who backed the plan, and it appears increasingly likely it was a joint operation.

  9. Yeh Bruce Bush didn't keep this country safe. Smoke some more of your meds and you will believe it even more. We had lots of terrorist attacks in this country. Do you really think that just because you say it it's fact?

  10. Great point Shamus. Bruce thinks two wrongs somehow make a right but that is why he is in the 21% fringe according to Gallup. All the other polls put them much lower %.

  11. Watch the Lawrence O'Donnell video, check out the attacks yourself. Since you don't believe what I tell you, I urge you to check it out yourself.

  12. Ear Infection

    This is so true! They always ask at the doctor's office why you are there, and you have to answer in front of others what's wrong and sometimes it is embarrassing.

    There's nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room full of other patients.

    I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this old guy handled it.

    A 65-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk.

    The Receptionist said, 'Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?'

    'There's something wrong with my dick', he replied.

    The receptionist became irritated and said, 'You shouldn't come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that. '

    'Why not, you asked me what was wrong and I told you,' he said.

    The Receptionist replied; 'Now you've caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private.'

    The man replied, 'You shouldn't ask people questions in a roomful of strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone. The man walked out, waited several minutes, and then re-entered.

    The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, 'Yes??'

    'There's something wrong with my ear,' he stated.

    The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice.. 'And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?'

    'I can't piss out of it,' he replied.

    The waiting room erupted in laughter...

    Mess with seniors and you're going to Lose--

  13. Wow, so we've had security consultant people claim Bush, Clinton and Obama all made us less safe. So who has made us safe?

    Funny the way things mirror each other. Bush had 9/11 and then Richard Reid in his first year, and Obama has Fort Hood and then the Xmas day in his first year. eerie.

    Both had an attack followed up by a failed attack by a foreign citizen.

  14. JoeC

    Bush did not have a 'domestic terrorist' attack (Ft. Hood),seems those are reserved when socialism resides in the White House mmmmmm. Clinton also had 'Twin Tower 1',USS Cole,2 US Embassy bombings,entered into the Yugoslavian conflist which in turn set-off Chechnya and also we cannot forget Somalia which plagues shipping to this day.

    Oop's, I forgot,,it's all Bushs fault.

  15. It's hopeless arguing with BDS sufferers. Yes, Bush has a warning before 911. HE HAD LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF WARNINGS BUT NONE OF THEM WERE SPECIFIC!!!

    On a positive note, it is refreshing to hear the lefty nutbags at Morons Spouting Nothing But Crap actually utter the words "Muslim Terrorist."

    I guess if Bush has confiscated every weapon in the US, banned automobiles, and violated everyone's 4th Amendment rights he could have stopped these terrorist acts on his watch.

    This is a liberal smokescreen. If somebody wants to go crazy in this country they will. It is an unfortunate by-product of our freedoms. All the more reason for an armed citizenry to stop these bad people instead of waiting for the cops.

    Now back to the Obamateur Hour at the White House: They had a specific warning about this bomber who burned his balls off, but failed to act on it. His father dropped a dime on him and he was on a watch list.

    This latest act is an OBAMA FAIL.

  16. Well Iv heard Bruce Hit EVERY LIB note today EXCEPT it was a CONSPIRACY but that should be on the WAY before hes done!

    The One Termer,I have NEVER Heard use the term "TERRORIST"! Very SMALL percentage of MUSLIMS are Terroist BUT the Ones that are WANT TO KILL US. They Do not want to Negotiate,they Do not want to SING songs, THEY WANT TO KILL US AND NO MATTER WHAT WE DO or SAY to APPEASE THEM THEY WANT TO KILL US and thats why their called EXTREMIST. Nothing LESS than KILLING us is THEIR GOAL! We can do NOTHING LESS than to SEND this Small Group of EXTREMEIST to MEET their GOD!

    One thing that should be TRIED and since EXPENSE is NO object with the Administration is PRIVATE SECTOR SECURITY at Air Ports. I Believe with proper Back Ground Checks and Interviews a MUCH Higher and MOTIVATED Security Staff could and Should be Brought into PLAY after INTENSE TRAINING! Citizens should EXPECT NO less!

  17. Al, you are a god damn idiot if you think President Obama has not used the word terror or terrorism enough.

    You might want to tune into MSNBC once in a while to balance out the idiots on Fox.

  18. Is that all you can do is watch msnbc and blog? Go back to your own blog.

  19. Balance? Can you not count moron
    ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, AP, UPI, USA Today, New York Times, Newsweek, Time all and more vs. Fox.

    If you mention Fox so much they must be doing their jobs correctly as it bothers you so much.

    So in short YOU should tune into FoxNews in order to get real balance instead og liberal talking points.

  20. Light Skinned Negro09 January, 2010 16:32

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apologized today for referring to President Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect" in private conversations during the 2008 presidential campaign.

    "I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words," said Reid in a statement. "I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African Americans for my improper comments."

    President Obama said in a statement that he and Reid had spoken about the matter on Saturday afternoon. "I accepted Harry's apology without question because I've known him for years, I've seen the passionate leadership he's shown on issues of social justice and I know what's in his heart," said Obama. "As far as I am concerned, the book is closed."

    The Senate Majority Leader was officially neutral in the primary fight between Obama and then Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.). Reid's remarks about Obama were revealed in "Game Change", a book detailing the 2008 race penned by Time's Mark Halperin and New York magazine's John Heilemann.

    Reid has written extensively about his relationship in a memoir entitled "The Good Fight" that was released last year. In that book, Reid recalled talking to Obama about running for president in 2007 and telling the then junior Senator from Illinois: "If you want to be president, you can be president now."

    That same memoir contained an anecdote in which Obama told Reid he had a "gift" after delivering a speech on the Senate floor regarding then President Bush's approach to the war in Iraq. That remark drew considerable controversy from the Obama's Republican critics.

    The details about Reid's remarks were first reported by the Atlantic. Reid's apology was first reported by the Jon Ralston.

    Reid's apology comes on the same day that a new poll conducted by the Las Vegas Review Journal showed him facing an uphill fight for re-election in 2010. Reid trailed former state Republican party chairwoman Sue Lowden by a 50 percent to 40 percent margin and was behind businessman Danny Tarkanian (R) 49 percent to 41 percent. Only one in three voters viewed Reid favorably while 52 percent saw him in an unfavorable light in the poll.

    Tarkanian said that Reid "disgraces himself almost monthly with some disparaging remark about his constituents, political opponents, or now the president," in a statement released Saturday afternoon.

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee echoed that sentiment in a statement of its own release Saturday afternoon. "For those who hope to one day live in a color-blind nation it appears Harry Reid is more than a few steps behind them," said communications director Brian Walsh. "Unfortunately, this is just the latest in a long history of embarrassing and controversial remarks by the senior Senator from Nevada."

    Despite Reid's dismal poll numbers, he told the Review-Journal that he has no plans to follow his colleagues Byron Dorgan (N.D.) and Chris Dodd (Conn.) into retirement. "I am absolutely running for re-election," Reid told the paper. "These are difficult times for Nevada and as the majority leader of the Senate I have been able to take action to address those challenges."

    It's unclear whether the near-certain controversy his remarks about Obama will cause might force Reid to reassess his re-election plans.
    I'm sick of the Democrats being the racist while calling everyone else "racist". As a moderate Black activist I am doing big things in the Chitown area to open the eyes of my Black brothers and sisters. This will make it easier. Chris will you do a blog on the racist history of the Democrat party? Thanx. By the way I'm a friend of Michael's, a follower of yours.

  21. Bruce "OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATION" is the Phrase the Administration came up to take the BITE out of Global War on Terror", NOW doesnt that sound so much more Feel Good! You Libs are Pathitic! Now go back to the Mushroom Patch and get back into the DARK!

  22. I sure will do a post on racism. In fact I have some that I did a while back. I can't believe that Harry Reid would say such a thing. But then again he is just another racist Democrat. And the history books are full of racist Democrats. Keep up the good work in Chicago. I haven't heard from Michael since the Tea Party rally. Let him know we miss him.

  23. Christopher, So that makes things better? but actually Bush had a domestic terrorist attack that i didn't mention. It wasn't by a Muslim though. And Somalia the conflict Bush 41 never gets credit for.

    but since we are talking Clinton, lets not forget the pro-right terrorists too. Eric Rudolph, Timothy mcVeigh and Terry Nichols. Funny you didn't mention them.

  24. We can't forget all those left wing terrorist too, Christopher and JoeC. But as oe is pointing out there are only a few terrorist that are not left wing and Muslim. There are pages of muslims extreemist or just watch the videos of all the people that killed our soldiers in Somalia. There are whole countries of people that are calling for a Islamic Jihad.

    Powerful opponents of eco-terrorism are mounting the nation's most formidable campaign against the homegrown sabotage. But the crime wave they hope to quell -- a 2½-year escalation of arsons and property destruction -- subsided last summer, perhaps due to law enforcement crackdowns.

    A congressional subcommittee held a hearing on eco-terrorism last month in which lawmakers, keyed up about terrorists since the Sept. 11 attacks, likened America's green underground to al-Qaida. An FBI official testified that the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front had become the nation's most active and destructive domestic terrorist groups.

    Industry representatives, meanwhile, have challenged the tax-exempt status of at least one well-heeled group that gives financial succor to suspected eco-terrorists.

    Eco-terrorism escalated across the nation in the late 1990s. Underground saboteurs, claiming to act on behalf of the natural world, repeatedly struck such enterprises as logging, skiing, genetic research, home building and auto sales. They are suspected in 69 major attacks since January 1999, including 14 in the Pacific Northwest, The Oregonian found in an ongoing analysis of the crimes.

    But serious cases of eco-terrorism took a precipitous plunge after July 16, when the Earth Liberation Front set fire to an oil company building in suburban Detroit. Since then, eco-terrorists have been tied to just six major crimes, compared to 21 during the same period last year. The last major act of eco-terrorism in the United States occurred more than two months ago, when the Earth Liberation Front set fire to a genetic research center under construction at the University of Minnesota, causing $630,000 damage.

    Eco-terrorists have operated in the United States for at least 22 years. But their crimes took center stage in 1998, when the Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for an arson at the Vail, Colo., ski resort. The fire, which caused $12 million damage, remains the costliest act of eco-terrorism in U.S. history. The front is suspected of seven arsons in Oregon.

    No one, except perhaps the eco-terrorists, knows why the attacks have slowed since summer. But federal authorities and industry leaders familiar with the phenomenon attribute the decline to key arrests, prosecutions and ongoing investigations. The FBI has made no secret that it hopes to infiltrate eco- terrorist cells.

    "I think there's been a deterrent effect by increased law enforcement efforts across the board," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Peifer in Portland, one of a growing number of law enforcement officials nationwide now investigating eco-terrorism. "There doesn't seem to be anyplace in the country where they can effectively hide anymore."

  25. So, Chris, are you going to be with the Teabaggers protesting at GM tomorrow morning?

  26. All I Know is a TERRORIST is a TERRORIST and they WANT to KILL us! Forgein born, American BORN they are TERRORIST that if GIVEN a CHANCE will KILL US. You will not be able to TALK them out of there MISSION to KILL us!The ONLY way we Defeated Japenese Suicide Pilots was to KILL them! Talk Regarding TERRORIST(MURDERS) is CHEAP bottom line NEGOTIATING with TERRORIST might as Well give them a GUN and LET them SHOOT you ,cause NO matter what WE DO the FANATICS of their Religon Wants to KILL us,so if you FEEL good Debating who DID what and DONT have your EYE on the BALL the TERRORIST(MURDERS) will Complete their MISSION which is to KILL us!


    Jennifer a manager at Wal-Mart had the
    task of hiring someone to fill a job opening.
    After sorting through a stack of resumes she
    found four people who were equally qualified.
    Jennifer decided to call the four in and ask them
    only one question.
    Their answer would determine which of them would
    get the job.

    The day came and as the four sat around the
    conference room table, Jennifer asked, 'What
    is the fastest thing you know of?'

    The first man replied, 'A THOUGHT.' It just
    pops into your head. There's no warning.

    'That's very good!' replied Jennifer. 'And,
    now you sir?', she asked the second man.

    'Hmmm....let me see 'A blink! It comes and
    goes and you don't know that it ever happened.
    A BLINK is the fastest thing I know of.'

    'Excellent!' said Jennifer. 'The blink of an eye,
    that's a very popular cliche for speed.' She
    then turned to the third man, who was contemplating
    his reply.

    'Well, out at my dad's ranch, you step out of the
    house and on the wall there's a light switch.
    When you flip that switch, way out across the
    pasture the light on the barn comes on in less
    than an instant. 'Yip, TURNING ON A LIGHT is
    the fastest thing I can think of'.

    Jennifer was very impressed with the third answer
    and thought she had found her man.
    'It 's hard to beat the speed of light,' she said.

    Turning to BUBBA, the fourth and final man,
    Jennifer posed the same question...

    Old Bubba replied, 'After hearing the previous
    three answers, it's obvious to me that the fastest
    thing known is DIARRHEA.'

    'WHAT!?' said Jennifer, stunned by the response.

    'Oh sure', said BUBBA. 'You see, the other day
    I wasn't feeling so good, and I ran for the bathroom,
    but before I could THINK, BLINK, or TURN ON THE
    LIGHT, I had already shit my pants.'

    BUBBA is now the new greeter at a Wal-Mart near you!

    I thought I would make you all laugh a little. My buddy sent it to me.

  28. Bruce,I didn't hear about the strike at GM. Tell us more about it. And I know it is a Rally not a strike I just wanted to mess with you a little before Church.

  29. JoeC,
    You must learn to comprehend when reading,what part of domestic terrorism brought on by socialists residing in the White House did you not understand?

  30. Christopher: See what arguing with liberals is like? You begin by talking about Islamic Terrorism and they're off talking about Tim McVeigh, Tingle up the leg TardBall, a man running someone over, whatever detracts from the posited criticism of the "Obama Doctrine."

    Trying to understand the liberal thinking process? Good luck. It's a hopeless tangle of illogic, crusted dogma, and Orthodoxy Which Shall Not Be Questioned (global warming, Bush is a war criminal, Abortion for all...)

    There is nothing more illiberal that a modern day liberal.

  31. Christopher, your playing silly little games now. I read just fine. What part of there was a domestic terrorist during Bush's admin didn't you get?

  32. Silverfiddle, i had to laugh at your post. The right begins talking about Obama and terrorism then switches to Harry Reid and denying anything that contradicts their ideology.

    Have you read Chris's threads. They are a tangle of every single current demagogue talking points. Hardly any of them are on the topic and your going to criticize us. Hypocrite.

  33. Opinions will Be Different and thats GOOD for Debate but all this CRAP about OUR TERRORIST their TERRORIST is really Bull CRAP!

    Once again heres a TALKING POINT! The Terrorist WANT to KILL us cause that is WHAT they are TAUGHT! OUR Kids go to 1st Grade Terrorist KIDS go to BOMB making CLASSES!

    The EXTREMIST Religion is HATE and YOU aint going to TALK them out of IT!

    Criminal Trials will SHOW TERRORIST Nothing BUT Weakness. They CARE Not what OUR VALUES are they JUST want to KILL US! You want to Change their Beliefs by Talking to Them GOOD LUCK aint going to HAPPEN!

    The CHAMBERLIN Approch did NOT work with Hitler and it AINT going to work NOW!

  34. I love this. Fealk's VERY FIRST SENTENCE in the VERY FIRST COMMENT on this blog topic: "Chris, what you on the right don't want to acknowledge is that the most devastating terrorist attack in American history happened on a conservative's watch, George W. Bush. "

    So WHAT Bruce!!?!? It looks to me like Obummer is shooting for putting Bush's record to shame.

    Typical Hypocrat LIEberal response: "Look! Over there! It's Bush's Fault".

    Hey FAILk, I want the CURRENT President to concentrate on his job, which is to defend this country against threats foreign and domestic. Not spend his days trying to push through a lieberal Hypocrat agenda and taking Friday night dates to NY with his wifey. And so far, at the Fort Hood attack, Obummer made a shout-out to some buddies, and at the NWA flight 253 attack, he gave some lip-service about finding whoever was responsible and then went back to swinging a club, until what, 2 weeks later when he decided that the system indeed did NOT work, and that suddenly we are at war with terrorists and some things needed to change?!?! WTF!?!?! Bush has no control over that, so why are you trying to change the subject BRUCE? If this loser Obummer can't do his job I'm sure there are lots out there who can and will, come 2012.

    By the way FAILk, where is all that data you were going to provide about how the lieberals were NOT the fringe lieberal Al Qaeda that we know they are?!?! BWWWWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... just as I thought Bruce, just as I thought.

    ALL BUSH'S FAULT!! Talk about beating a dead horse! Even Obummer said that "the buck stops here", but Bruce "Epic" Failk thought Obummer was pointing at Bush when he said it!!! ROFLMAO

  35. To all of the oximorons10 January, 2010 14:18

    1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?

    2. Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

    3. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

    4. If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

    5. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

    6. Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?

    7. Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?

    8. Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

    9. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game"
    When we are already there?

    10. Why are they called " stands" when they are made for sitting?

    11. Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"?

    12.. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

    13... Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?

    14. Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?

    15. Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?

    16. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?

    17... If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

    18. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

    19. If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?

    20. Why is bra singular and panties plural?

    21... Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control
    When you know the batteries are dead?

    22. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?

    23. How come abbreviated is such a long word?

    24. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?

    25... Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

    26. Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?

    27.Christmas - What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?

    28. Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway ?

    I dunno, why do we?

  36. JoeC and Bruce are you even Americans?

  37. By Frank DeFrank Macomb Daily Staff Writer

    For more than three decades, lawmakers ignored the Michigan Constitution and forced local governments to spend billions of dollars for services and policies the state required municipalities to carry out.

    The practice caused Michigan’s counties, villages, cities, townships and school districts to spend funds of mandated services that otherwise could have benefited the taxpayers of those communities.

    That’s the conclusion reached by the Legislative Commission on Statutory Mandates, a panel appointed to review implementation of the Headlee Amendment, a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1978.

    The commission was established and its members appointed in 2007 by the Michigan Legislature. Panel members included Dennis Pollard, an Oakland County lawyer who battled the state on behalf of Fitzgerald Public Schools for more than 20 years in two Headlee Amendment lawsuits.

    Pollard was joined by Robert Daddow, deputy Oakland County executive; attorneys Amanda Van Dusen and J. Dallas Winegarden Jr.; and Louis H. Schimmel, a re tired financial consultant.

    The commission met regularly from its inception in 2007 until it compiled its final report recently. Panel members interviewed state legislators, past and present state employees and representatives of government agencies. They also reviewed hundreds of documents that pertained to mandated programs.

    The panel’s charge was simple: Focus on the section of the Headlee Amendment that prohibits the state from mandating local governments to provide new services — or expand existing ones — unless the state reimburses the municipalities for costs incurred by the mandates.

    After performing its work, the commission reached a basic conclusion: The Headlee Amendment has been and continues to be ignored.

    “Our findings paint a stark picture of noncompliance with ... the Michigan Constitution,” according to the commission’s final report.

    Poor record keeping rendered accurate estimates impossible, but unfunded state mandates since 1978 cost local governments billions of dollars, according to the report.

    One glaring example cited is the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System. In 1978 and before, school districts paid 5 percent of the costs to fund the system and the state bore the rest.

    But over the years, the entire financial obligation was shifted to school districts. In 2008 alone, that cost Michigan’s public schools $1.55 billion.

    The commission estimated other unfunded mandates cost municipalities between $2.2 billion and $2.5 billion for 2009 alone.

    The scarcity of records, coupled with Michigan’s current budget woes, precludes municipalities from recouping losses, the panel concluded. But the practice of state government approving mandates without providing money to pay for them must stop.

    “What we’re really hoping as we go forward is that the propensity to pass these mandates is going to stop,” said Pollard.

    The panel has no authority to enforce any existing laws or create new ones, but it did compile a list of recommendations.

    Among the recommendations, the panel urged establishment of a “fiscal note” system similar to those in other states that prohibit unfunded mandates.

    The system would require all proposed legislation to be reviewed to determine the financial impact the proposed bills would have on local government.

    The review would include an estimate of the costs. If the bill is enacted, an appropriations bill that provides funding would be required to accompany the legislation.

    A process also should be created to ensure funding is properly disbursed to local governments, according to the report.

    “Requirements have to be spelled out,” Pollard said. “... The core thought (of) Headlee was the state government should be cognizant of the cost ... of what they’re considering.”

  38. Pollard represented Fitzgerald in a case that challenged the state on grounds its refusal to adequately fund special education

    constituted a violation of the Headlee Amendment. That case dragged through the courts for 17 years. A subsequent case also involving Fitzgerald has been in the courts for nine years and counting.

    Those two cases encouraged the commission to recommend the Michigan Supreme Court take steps to streamline the legal process when local governments challenge the state on Headlee violations.

    “We need to have a more timeand cost-effective means to litigate these cases,” Pollard said. “We are saying to the Supreme Court, ‘You have the responsibility to enforce the amendment. It has been extremely drawn out. Change the court rules to expedite these kinds of claims.’”

    State Sen. Mickey Switalski, D-Roseville, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reviewed the report and agreed with most of its findings. He particularly endorsed the idea of attaching a funding mechanism to the bill.

    “No legislation (should be) passed unless that’s there,” Switalski said. “First identify it (the costs) and calculate its size, and put it right with the bill.”

    Lawmakers might be less inclined to propose mandates when they realize financial strings are attached, Switalski said.

    “We’re all subject to the same temptations,” he said.

    Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon said unfunded mandates strain a municipality’s budget. That’s particularly important now with resources dwindling.

    “When we had money, it wasn’t as important as it is now,” Cannon said. “We want to do what’s right, but we’d like to have a little help in paying for it.”

    The voices of elected leaders like Cannon could be crucial in ensuring the commission’s report doesn’t wind up gathering dust in somebody’s desk drawer in Lansing, Pollard said.

    “Local units of government are starting to realize they can’t just sit back and absorb the costs of these mandates and (have to) lay off people who provide (other) valuable services for their residents,” he said.

    “The hope is they’ll create some momentum and say enough is enough. Most of these mandates are good things. But they’ve got to be paid for. That’s the issue.”

  39. John, So what, you say? Bush was the biggest failure of a President ever.

    How can you say Bush kept us safe, when the worst terrorist attack in American history happened on Bush's watch?

    How can you criticize President Obama, who has taken responsibility and vowed to fix the problem and Bush just used it as an excuse to attack a country that was not involved in 9/11, and use the Iraq war, that has cost us trillions of dollars and over 4000 American lives and untold hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis lives so American oil companies could steal Iraq's oil.

    How can you even call yourself an American?

  40. Oh, by the way, John, here's that report I was talking about.

  41. Limit all US politicians to two terms. One in office
    One in prison
    Detroit already does this.

  42. So Bruce are you saying that all those people that said the are conservative are lieing? Did the liberals not know what the meaning of 'liberal' is? All the polls come to the same conclution and you liberals say it's a myth. Smoke the glass pipe some more.

  43. Bruce If you SAY Bush was the Worse President EVER how can a Sane Person Argue with YOU! Thank God for Bruce! I will now GO to CHURCH and Pray, THANK you Bruce For opening MY EYES you BLOOMING IDIOT!

    Listen to ANY LIB the FIRST thing out OF there Mouths is ITS Bushes Fault and Bruce Citizens are TIRED of It! No Matter What the Problem this Incompetent Group, who MAKE GILLIGAN look Brilliant Have NO Solution to Problems. ONLY Blame and once again AFTER November they CAN all GO to the Island and Learn from GILLIGAN!
    I never Once Remember Bush Blaming Prior Administration for 911 and the Facts were there that Clintons Administration MADE MANY Errors in Judgement.
    Once again Bruce Leaders Lead the REST are LIBS!

  44. Well idiot Bruce, I call myself an American because I have respect for our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. How can YOU call yourself an American when you criticize President Bush, which as you said is just exactly what the terrorists want. How can YOU call yourself an American when you want to socialize medicine, education, and industry, and the country itself? When YOU Bruce cannot even say ONE bad thing about CUBA, or Venezuela, because those countries hew so closely to your libertard ideology?!? ROFLMAO ... Bruce you really take the cake.

    In addition, the rest of your LIES are just that, LIES. All have been disproven already on this Blog FAILk, so let me just say again that Bush has NO control over THIS presidency, and indeed I CAN criticize this President Obummer because we were one shitty fuse away from scraping pieces of our countrymen and women off a Detroit tarmac.

    You know, it's sad, people work in businesses and sometimes have to cut their vacations short when the sh*t hits the fan and they need to go into the office to manage a crisis. Our President hears that there was a terrorist ATTACK and he goes out golfing. What a winner. Remember when that loser Michael Moore did the slow-motion thing with Bush when he was told about the attacks on the World Trade Center? He wouldn't have even had to do the slow-motion thing with his film-editing with Obummer. He naturally moves in sloooooowwwwww motion when it comes to one of his fellow Islamics attacking US Citizens.

  45. 100 Hours, starring President Obummer:

  46. Here's another one of FAILk's heros, Oliver Stone. Isn't that ironic that FAILk's hero would want to put Hitler "in context", and sympathizes with Stalin. Way to go FAILk.

  47. BWWWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA ... I TOLD you those LIEberals were suckers, but this is HILARIOUS. FAILk even went out and bought a car that runs on dirty-coal-generated electricity just so he could act like he was saving the world from ... get this ... global WARMING when the Earth was visibly COOLING!!! BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

    The mini ice age starts here By DAVID ROSE 10th January 2010

    The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists.

    Their predictions – based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans – challenge some of the global warming orthodoxy’s most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in summer by 2013.

    According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 – and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.

    The scientists’ predictions also undermine the standard climate computer models, which assert that the warming of the Earth since 1900 has been driven solely by man-made greenhouse gas emissions and will continue as long as carbon dioxide levels rise.

    They say that their research shows that much of the warming was caused by oceanic cycles when they were in a ‘warm mode’ as opposed to the present ‘cold mode’.

    This challenge to the widespread view that the planet is on the brink of an irreversible catastrophe is all the greater because the scientists could never be described as global warming ‘deniers’ or sceptics.
    However, both main British political parties continue to insist that the world is facing imminent disaster without drastic cuts in CO2.

    This image of the UK taken from NASA's multi-national Terra satellite on Thursday shows the extent of the freezing weather
    Last week, as Britain froze, Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband maintained in a parliamentary answer that the science of global warming was ‘settled’.

    Among the most prominent of the scientists is Professor Mojib Latif, a leading member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has been pushing the issue of man-made global warming on to the international political agenda since it was formed 22 years ago.

    Prof Latif, who leads a research team at the renowned Leibniz Institute at Germany’s Kiel University, has developed new methods for measuring ocean temperatures 3,000ft beneath the surface, where the cooling and warming cycles start.

    He and his colleagues predicted the new cooling trend in a paper published in 2008 and warned of it again at an IPCC conference in Geneva last September.

    PLEASE Read more (this is quite a large article, so I just posted the first few paragraphs, but I was laughing my ass off at Bruce FAILk while I was reading it):

  48. See here, another reason why global warming would actually be a GOOD thing, not a bad thing, as the LIEberals would have you believe. So get out there and generate MORE CO2, as that is apparently the only way the earth will heat up!

    Cold snap death toll rises across Europe

    ARTHUR BEESLEY, European Correspondent

    FREEZING WEATHER brought further disruption across vast swathes of northern Europe as the death toll from the unusually severe cold snap, mainly among homeless men, continued to climb.

    As forecasters warned of dangerous conditions continuing today, commuters and air travellers bore the brunt of the cold, snow and ice, while demand soared for home-heating energy.

    The bad weather is expected to last for another two weeks, draining European gas supplies. Britain’s national grid warned that record gas demand might exceed supply for the second time this week after a drop in supplies from Norway, as dozens of big industrial users switched to other fuels to ensure heating for households.

    The deaths from the cold include 122 people in Poland, 22 in Britain, nine homeless men in Germany, and 22 people who were killed by avalanches in the Swiss Alps.

  49. Wow FAILk, are all the Hypocrats as racist as Clinton, Reid and ... what's the name of the guy who was in the KKK ... oh yeah, Byrd:

    Teddy's anger

    One of the enduring mysteries of the 2008 campaign was what got Ted Kennedy so mad at Bill Clinton. The former president's entreaties, at some point, backfired, and the explanation has never quite emerged.

    I've finally gotten my hands on a copy of Game Change, in which John Heliemann and Mark Halperin report:

    [A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

  50. Devaluation ups stakes in Venezuela election year
    Sat Jan 9, 2010 2:05pm EST

    By Frank Jack Daniel and Eyanir Chinea

    CARACAS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Venezuelans rushed to the shops on Saturday, fearful of price rises after a currency devaluation that will let President Hugo Chavez boost government spending ahead of an election but feeds opposition charges of economic mismanagement.

    In a bid to jump-start the recession-hit economy of South America's top oil exporter, Chavez on Friday announced a dual system for the fixed rate bolivar.

    It devalues the currency to 4.3 and 2.6 against the dollar, from a rate of 2.15 per dollar in place since 2005, giving the better rate for basic goods in an attempt to limit the impact of the measure on consumer prices.

    The opposition seized on fears that prices for imported goods will double as shoppers formed lines of more than a hundred people outside some stores in the capital Caracas.

    "It was a Black Friday, tinted red," said sales executive Diana Sevillana in reference to the crimson color of Chavez's socialist party. She stood in a line of 30 people outside an electrical goods store in a middle class neighborhood.

    The socialist Chavez believes the state should have a weighty role in managing the economy. During his 11 years in office he has nationalized most heavy industry, and business and finance are tightly regulated.

    The devaluation is politically risky but means every dollar of oil revenue puts more bolivars in government coffers. That allows Chavez to lavish cash on social projects and fund salary increases ahead of parliamentary elections in September.

    Opponents were quick to criticize the socialist, who a year ago promised the global financial crisis would not touch "a hair" of Venezuela's economy. He announced the devaluation on Friday night during an important baseball game.

    "By establishing the exchange rate at 4.3 bolivars per dollar, the quality of life for Venezuelans is automatically devalued since we now have half the money we had before," said Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, a Chavez opponent.

    Read more about Obummer and FAILk's communist ... er, I guess I mean socialist ... hero:

  51. If Bruce Fecal Matter is going to continuously post to this blog, he should at least use toilet tissue to clean up. Hopefully he can get rid of his brown streak too.

  52. John a lot of people are getting pissed at this 'global warming' BS. If the Democrats pass Cap and Trade the Democrats will never get elected again. So Bruce keep pushing your fake science BS and we will just take temp. This year might turn out to be one of the coldest winters ever in the northern hemispher. Reality does suck for you Democrats because it goes against their idiotic theories.

  53. Libs will have a Full Plate BEFORE November and most of it will Bite them in the ASS but they DUNT seem to Care!

    They have Tax and Cap,Amnesty for Illegals and the Nobama Care which could GO either Way at this time.

    Put on top of that these Circus Criminal Trials for TERRORIST! I believe this will HURT Libs as much MAYBE more than there other Agenda Items. No Matter how you look at it LIBS are in COW Crap BAREFOOT!

  54. Chris, that proves how stupid conservatives are. You want to look at one cold winter in some parts of the world and say GLOBAL climate change isn't real.

    It's that kind of short term thinking that got us where we are.

  55. Bruce, Short Term thinking is What GOT Nobama Elected and thats what got COUNTRY where WE are! Come November the Change will BEGIN to OCCURR and it AINT got Nothing to DO with Climate unless YOUR talking about the Political Climate!

  56. No more stupid than the LIEberals looking at a warm summer in some parts of the world and saying that GLOBAL WARMING IS real! Idiot Bruce!

    You have to look at the FACTS, something that those at CRU DON'T want you to see. I guess destruction of data that has been requested by Britains FOIA is the behavior of people that have nothing to hide.

    FACT is BRUCE, the Earth is COOLING, and has been for 10 years. That's EARTH as in GLOBAL. IDIOT. Read the article dumbass. First, in the 70's it was a coming glacier age. Then it was global warming. Now that the earth is cooling it's CLIMATE CHANGE. Yeah. I've got another word for climate change, it's "seasons". BWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

    Talk about STUPID Bruce, you bought a POS Toyota that runs on dirty coal-plant generated electricity and you think you're saving the world every time you plug in!!! BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA WHAT A MAROOOON!!!

  57. Hey FAILk, what temperature do you want to set the Earth's thermostat at? Because if we're going to get it back to where England is growing wine grapes again, we're going to have to pump MORE CO2 into the air I guess. So what temperature is ideal for you Bruce? God, you are SO stupid. I mean, if you want to think LONG term, Michigan used to be a tropical paradise back in the paleolithic era, and I don't remember too many SUV's back then. Hmmmm....


    Stupid LIEberals!

  58. 9 yrs of below average temps Bruce. That shows how stupid you are. How do you explain that Bruce???? The hocky stick theory you idiots placed your whole global warming theory on isn't a hocky stick at all. And we all know the tree ring theory was all bullshit too. So what in Gods name do you have other then falsified data and BS? And your hero Al the idiot Gore made up a bunch of the stuff in his movie so t6hat it would seem much worse. And when it comes down to using a short piece of time to judge global warming that is what you idiots did. There has been climate change since the beginning of time. But that was under Gods control not mans. And that is what this is all about. You want to take control of the Global climat that way you can play gods and make a crapload of money to boot. So don't tell us that we take a small bit of info and make a mountain out of a mole hill. That is what you stoops do.


Please keep it clean and nice. Thank you for taking the time to post you thought. It means a lot to me that you do this.