Sunday, March 22, 2009

NY Times Calls AIG Scandal "a distraction, a diversion — an outright red herring"

The latest pro-Obama propaganda from the NY Times is almost too ridiculous to be believed. Referring to the AIG bonus scandal, the Times asserts:

Mr. Obama is hardly the first American president to grapple with a distraction, a diversion — an outright red herring, some might call it — that grew bigger than itself. Ronald Reagan had the Air Force’s $7,622 coffeepot and the Navy’s $435 claw hammer, as well as an ill-fated effort to save money by classifying ketchup as a school lunch vegetable. Bill Clinton had midnight basketball and a high-priced haircut from a Beverly Hills stylist aboard Air Force One.

So there you have it. Obama signed legislation that specifically authorized payments of the bonuses in question, but later feigned outrage when it turned out that many of us ordinary folks -- ya know, the "bitter" people who "cling to guns and religion" -- were none too pleased about it. But for the NY Times, this whole scandal is tantamount to an overpriced coffeepot, a fancy haircut or an assertion that ketchup qualifies as a vegetable.

Of course, I actually agree with the Times that the bonus scandal is a "distraction" insofar as it is merely the tip of the iceberg of the money that's being wasted by this administration. But that's not how the Times meant it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Arguably the Most Insane Left-Wing Rant in History

While searching for updates on Tristan Anderson, the American leftist who was recently injured during an anti-Israel protest in the West Bank, I came upon this gem posted on the San Francisco Bay Area Indymedia website:

On Friday, March 13th, 2009, my friend and tree sit colleague, Tristan Anderson was critically wounded by the Israeli Army with a tear gas canister. He is in an induced coma and as time goes by, the chances that he will come out of it at all decreases.

What this has to do with U. C. Berkeley is this: Tristan was involved with the Oak Grove tree sit which lasted for 648 embarrassing days to the university. He has also written a number of articles that put the university to shame.

Furthermore, it is no secret that U. C. Berkeley has strong ties to the U. S. government, which is an ally of Israel and it's inhumane military.

Lastly, the tear gas canister which hit Tristan was aimed directly at his head with pinpoint accuracy, instead of on the ground where all it would do would be to release the tear gas. Tristan's injury was no accident.

U. C. Berkeley has the resources, the connections, and the motive for attempting to kill my friend Tristan. I can't help be see connections here.

Wow. Just wow.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Obama Approval Ratings Sinking Like a Stone

The latest Rasmussen poll shows that Obama's approval ratings have hit a new all-time low. He's down to 56% approve; 43% disapprove.

So much for "hope and change."

Saudis Get Repaid for their "Investment" in Obama's Harvard Education

We've previously seen that, at the same time Obama was applying to Harvard Law School, a representative of the Saudi government was raising money for Obama and pulling strings to help get him into Harvard. Watch this interview with former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton again on YouTube if you have forgotten this extraordinary -- but almost entirely overlooked -- story.

Well, it now appears that the Saudi government is finally being repaid for its "investment" in Obama's Harvard education. Incredibly, Obama has appointed a paid agent of the Saudi government to head the National Intelligence Council. Rich Lowry writing in National Review has the sordid details:

This is the career trajectory of Chas Freeman, the former diplomat whom the Obama administration intends to make chairman of the National Intelligence Council. Freeman was ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the most lucrative diplomatic posting in the world because the ambassadors usually end up in the employ of the Saudis after leaving public service.

Sure enough, Freeman is now president of the anti-Israel Middle East Policy Council, which might not exist without Saudi largesse. In a 2006 interview with a Saudi news outlet, Freeman explained that the council couldn’t continue without an endowment it had set up through “the generosity of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.”

I've tried -- very hard in fact -- to give Obama the benefit of the doubt. But for me, this is the last straw.