Nothing is Free

I have said this before, but campaign promises in Queensland and arguments in US about health insurance coverage make the point worth repeating. When people say something should be free, what they are really saying is ‘Someone else should pay for it.’ When politicians say something will be free, they are really saying ‘We will …

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Something’s Happening in the World

Remember this? Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a directive to Iran’s military and political leaders to ‘take all necessary steps to protect’ the revolutionary government of Iran. An order from Gen Mohammed Ali Jaafari, the commander of the guards, raised the operational readiness status of the country’s forces, initiating preparations for potential external strikes …

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More Americans Trust Netanyahu Than Obama

The margin is not high, but still, that’s one little bright spot in a world of depressing news. The Washington Examiner reports: Americans might be more frustrated with Obama than they are irritated by Netanyahu. “A poll conducted by the group Greenberg Quinlan Rosner found that 52.3 percent of Americans rate Netanyahu positively, compared to 51.5 …

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Let’s Overlook Obama’s Failures – Mariela Castro

Yep, Obama gets a ringing endorsement from the pampered niece of Fidel Castro. “Let’s overlook President Obama​’s failures during his first term,” advised Raul Castro’s daughter Mariela to Congresspersons Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey and Sam Farr recently in Havana. “We must support him for a second term so that he can have a better opportunity …

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Pay Up for the Misery Tour

A black bus that looks like a monstrous hearse, and not one US flag in sight. This is the bus Darth Vader would have picked. Not just a misery tour, but a genuinely stupid idea.

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Kicking Our Allies

A few days ago communist China launched its first (albeit recycled) aircraft carrier. Whatever else this is, it is an attempt to project Chinese authority over the Western Pacific. A renewed reason to demonstrate and affirm moral and material support to our non-communist allies in Asia. But virtually simultaneously, the news that the US has bowed to pressure from …

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The Good Samaritan Did Not Use a Government Credit Card

Those dastardly right-wing Christians are at it again. This time they are claiming that we serve the poor best by being financially responsibile: … we do not need to “protect programs for the poor.” We need to protect the poor themselves. Indeed, sometimes we need to protect them from the very programs that ostensibly serve the poor, …

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Thoughts on Bin Laden’s Death

I wrote a few weeks ago that the death penalty should be kept as an option, but used very rarely – when it seemed to be the only way to protect society from a vicious and dangerous criminal. Osama bin Laden fitted that category. The operation that lead to his death was carefully planned and carried out.  …

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Emperor Obama

Minion: Sire, the people have no fuel! Obama: Then let them drive hybrids. I am surprised (OK, I’m not) that this has not had wider coverage in the press. Fuel prices in the US have risen 67% during the Obama maladministration. Instapundit reported yesterday that Obama had responded to a complaint by a working man …

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Libya vs Iraq

Muammar Ghadafi (or however we’re supposed to spell his name this week) is not a nice guy. He doesn’t seem to me to be quite at the Saddam Hussein level of gassing the Kurds and running over Shi’ites in tanks, but nonetheless, not a nice guy. Barack Obama thinks Ghadafi’s level of not niceness is now sufficient …

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US and UN Condemn Britain Over Links to Libya

The US ambassador to London, Louis Susman, made an implicit attack on the UK’s attempts to welcome Col Gaddafi back into the international diplomatic fold in recent years. ‘I would suggest that to deal with [Gaddafi] to give him greater stature, greater ability on the world front to look like he is a good citizen …

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Israel Is Worried

And it is right to be. Mohammed ElBaradei says that Israel signed a treaty with Mubarak, not Egypt. Not one of the parties or movements which could potentially form part of a new Egyptian government is friendly, or even neutral, towards Israel and the West. Said Abdel-Khalek, former editor in chief of the Wafd Party’s Al-Wafd, …

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A Tree By Its Fruits

So what kind of fruit tree is Obama? From Hot Air: The Bible says that you will know a tree by the kind of fruit it bears, meaning that you will know what someone believes by what they do. Considering the ‘revolution’ in Egypt, I would like to quickly examine three examples of foreign policy …

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Nonie Darwish On The Enemy Within

Nonie Darwish says she believes it was inevitable the Muslim Brotherhood would take edvantage of any civil unrest after what they would have seen as encouragement in President Obama’s Cairo speech: I foresaw that there could be an uprising in Egypt that would empower the Brotherhood right after I heard Obama’s Cairo speech. Losing Egypt …

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Can Obama Really be That Naive?

‘Don’t worry about the Muslim Brotherhood’, President Obama is reported as saying, ‘they don’t have majority support.’ Maybe not, but they do have majority support for the majority of things they believe in – an islamist state, sharia law, beheading people who leave islam, stoning adulters, war with Israel, etc. And they are the only well …

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