Not surprisingly, this story has been completely ignored by the Big Three TV Networks news shows, including the same NBC Nightly News that threw a fit over Sarah Palin’s recent recounting of Paul Revere’s ride. You might remember that, as it turned out, Palin knows her American history; the mainstream media does not. Here’s the scoop:
Obama Makes Another Military Gaffe: Mistakes Fallen Soldier for Living One (via NewsBusters.org)
By Matthew Sheffield | June 24, 2011 | 11:30
Liberals in and out of the media are constantly telling us that President Barack Obama is a really smart guy. He’s a "genius" in the words of his chief sycophant Chris Matthews. And yet, for such a supposedly smart guy, Obama seems to be ill-informed about many things, like the fact that we have 50 states in this country or that the word corpsman isn’t pronounced like a dead body.
The latest Obama gaffe came yesterday in a speech he gave to the Army’s 10th Mountain Division in which he mistakenly identified a fallen member of that division as another soldier in a completely different Army unit who is alive.
As he so often does, Obama was speaking about himself before making the major gaffe:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | 12:01 PM
There is no shortage of perplexing realities in our world today, but counted among them must be the fact that many rather well informed people seem to be shocked that Christians believe the doctrines of Christianity.
Over the weekend, Rep. Anthony Weiner announced that he will request a leave of absence from the House of Representatives in order to seek professional treatment in the aftermath of his sexting scandal on Twitter. In the words of his spokeswoman, Risa Heller, the congressman left last Saturday “to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person.”
She continued: “In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well.”
That is a course now familiar to us all. As a matter of fact, it is now almost a reflex that people caught in moral trouble (especially related to sex) announce that they are seeking “treatment” for the problem.
On the one hand, this just points to the fact that the “Triumph of the Therapeutic” heralded by sociologist Philip Rieff in 1966 is now so ingrained in our culture that therapy appears to be the answer to every problem, including a moral crisis.
Sadly, many Christians have accepted this worldview as their own, believing that their own deepest problems are therapeutic rather than theological in nature. To our shame, many books written by and for evangelical Christians reflect the therapeutic impulse, rather than the appropriate biblical and spiritual concerns.
June 16, 2011
If you compare the Carter malaise with the Obama debt doomsday machine, any GOP 2012 presidential candidate should sail to victory with greater facility than Ronald Reagan did in 1980. But will she or he?
I am optimistic but also believe that in making his economic case, the Republican candidate will have different challenges because of the ongoing growth of our welfare state and the attitudes it has ushered in, along with heightened class warfare.
We could be seeing a paradigm shift in the way people view their social compact with government. More and more people believe that government exists not just to perform essential services as delimited in the Constitution, but as a grand equalizer of economic outcomes.
It’s one thing to argue that those who earn more should pay a higher percentage of their earnings in income tax. But it’s a completely different idea to suggest that the government should use the tax code and other legislative schemes not just to ensure sufficient revenues to operate the government, but to more
equitably distribute people’s remaining income — or, possibly, assets.
This is not just a matter of semantics. In this new paradigm, some contend that irrespective of the government’s operating needs, it has a moral right — and a duty — to proactively intervene to redistribute income.
By Michelle Malkin • June 22, 2011 09:45 AM
My syndicated column today dissects the media-manufactured candidacy of Jon Huntsman. While liberal reporters swoon, New Hampshire voters gave him thumbs down as he tried to gin up support yesterday. Here’s his pathetic explanation for calling Obama a “remarkable” leader. And via Allahpundit, check out the insipid, condescending Huntsman ad touting his “good,” “calm” demeanor. As opposed to the rest of us bad, angry conservatives who need to pipe down and get with the Obama/kumbaya program.
I mention the April 2009 Utah Tea Party in my column below in which Huntsman was booed for his support of the massive stimulus. Watch it again and refresh your memories. These are the folks who know Huntsman best:
June 21, 2011
Barack Obama is a Bad Man
By Jay Clarke
When he first entered the national political arena, I thought Barack Obama was a sincere man, mistaken in his political beliefs, but an honest advocate of them. Today, like millions of Americans, my evaluation of Barack Obama would be quite different.
Without attempting to go over every policy, speech, and embarrassment to explain what is wrong with the man, I might just sum it up the way that many parents do when teaching their sons and daughters about right and wrong. “Obama,” I would say, “is a bad man.”
What people do matters. But, who they are determines their behavior. Who they are will express itself in what they do on a consistent, regular basis.
As human beings we all make mistakes. We sin. But, people who are bad make a lifelong, regular habit out of it and have very little, if any, sense of remorse. Actually, they rather enjoy it. There’s a sense of autonomy, self-determination, and blazing one’s own path that seems to thrive in a person who recognizes no rules but his/her own and no authority other than the desires of his/her own heart.
HughHewitt.com Blog : Hugh Hewitt : President Obama’s War on Boeing: I Have To Destroy The Jobs In Order To Save The Jobs.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at 9:24 AM
The reporter slants the coverage to help cover the egregious and unprecedented nature of the Obama effort to assist his union supporters in Washington State, and it underplays how many new jobs would be created by the opening of the plant in South Carolina, and not just in the Boeing production facility but down through the supply-and-support chain. As Senator Lamar Alexander said on yesterday’s program, it looks like the president’s policy is to export jobs abroad, not airplanes.
Consider this headline from Monday’s New York Post:
New Weiner Photos Taken In House Gym Could Be An Ethics Breach
These are the ones of Congressman Weiner in a towel grabbing his spambot penis in Michael Jackson fashion.
You follow the legal distinction? The Weiner Tweeter would be fine if he were photographing himself fondling his genitals in a San Francisco bathhouse, but it’s an ethics breach if he does it in the House gym because that’s a “taxpayer-funded facility”.
Why? Not “why is Anthony Weiber grabbing his crotch?” That’s just how he rolls. But why should Anthony Weiner be provided with a taxpayer-funded gym to crotch-grab in?
This is the best blog, column, or editorial I have seen describing the rapid metamorphosis of our nation since the last few months of the Bush administration and the election of Barrack Obama as president.
Thanks to loopyloo305’s “My Blog” for a great piece of work.
via My Blog