"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Saturday, June 11, 2011

News Digest

There are so many alarming stories in this post-racial, post-partisan, Obama era that I am going to have to write a daily digest of the latest news (if time permits)  Here is today's edition.


DWS (as Debbie Wasserman Schultz - the new DNC Chief - is affectionatelly referred to in the blogosphere) appears to be experiencing a shaky start as the face of Democrat Party.  As Politico reports, many Democrats are secretly fretting about what might be considered the female version of Rep. Weiner (no, not in that sense).

Caption: "We all knew that Weiner was big in the party but I had no idea just how big until I saw the twitter photo, Mr. President..."

In the four weeks since she succeeded Tim Kaine, Wasserman Schultz has been called out by four nonpartisan fact-checkers for mischaracterizing the GOP’s Medicare plan
She’s accused Republicans of wanting to reinstate segregation and of waging a “war on women.” She has asserted, somewhat nonsensically, that the GOP wants to make illegal immigration — by definition against the law — “a crime.” She’s also been mocked for driving a foreign car after pounding Republicans for not supporting the American auto industry.

It is a good thing that the Democrat Party seems bent on self-destruction lately as it should balance out the usual Republican ineptitude we are likely to witness in 2012.

In Yemen, Al-Qaeda is apparently controlling parts of the country. 
Hamas is reporting a bumper crop at their "youth terror camps"
Hezbollah's rocket arsenal grows to more than 50,000.
Hamas says "nothing will prevent" them from joining the new government with Palestinian Authority.

Hundreds of rampaging Palestinians attack Israeli settlement and burn Jewish holy books.
Hamas calls Israel a "cancerous tumor" that needs to be destroyed and vows to liberate Tel Aviv.
Syrian refugees are flowing in to Turkey in a desperate attempt to escape the murderous regime there.
Muslim Brotherhood, which recently announced an electoral coalition with other groups seeking a pure Islamic state, is reportedly poised to have major influence on Egypts future government as 69% of the country wants clerics in having a say in making the country's laws.
Iran, according to Rand Corporation, might be a little as eight weeks from acquiring a nuclear bomb.

Aaah, that wonderful "Arab Spring"......smells a lot like the Iranian Spring of 1979, doesn't it?! 


While the Middle East is burning, here in the U.S. third graders in Wisconsin (and elsewhere rest assured) are being indoctrinated in school budgeting by union members. 
The Carolina Journal reports State Rep. Mike Stone received a hand-written note from his 8-year old daughter asking him to “put the buget (sic) higher dad.”
In Grand Rapids, Michigan, teachers’ union president Paul Helder floated the idea of the school board shuttering the schools one day so the students could go on a “civics field trip” to the state Capitol.  The fact that the leader of the teachers union would actually propose closing school, and giving up a day of learning for a labor protest, tells us where union priorities lie.

In Wisconsin, who can forget the MacIver Institute video of students marching around the Capitol? When asked what they were doing there, one replied, “you know, I don’t really even know. I guess we’re protesting today.” “We’re trying to stop whatever this dude is doing,” another said.

And yes, that is the latest on the (sad) state of the American educational establishment.


The Environmental Protection Agency has two new rules it wants to impose on utilities that use coal. But the rules make sense only if you want less energy, higher prices and fewer jobs.
According to a study the economic consulting firm National Economic Research Associates conducted for the coal industry, the two new rules mentioned above will by themselves cost electric utilities $184 billion by 2030 and kill 1.4 million jobs.

This, folks, is just the latest on rogue EPA regulations.  By the time they get through with their plans (if we let them), the U.S. economy will surely be on its back - never to rise again.


Following multiple scandalous news items (Black Panther case, etal.), the DOJ is apparently caught at it again.  This time, the department officials apparently pressured the Dayton Police and Fire Departments to lower testing standards because not enough African-American candidates passed the written exam.
Read more about it here.


Obama invites the notorious thieving dictator of Gabon to the White House.  I wonder if he will be shown the back door (by the trash bags) when leaving like Dalai Lama! 
Come to think about it, the meeting of the two like minds will be quite appropriate.


Finally, it is thankfully looking more and more likely that Governor Perry will be jumping in the race afterall.  Oh, please, please, please, please....  We cannot afford Romney the RINO to be the GOP nominee.

1 comment:


Good wrap up and we all need to highlight the destruction of the coal industry by Obama and the EPA. Yet ANOTHER fed agcy that needs to be abolished.