Archive for May 31st, 2010

Jonah Goldberg on “Joe Biden.” With the exception of “broken teleprompter,” these are the scariest two words in the White House communications shop

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Patricia Lightner Pledges to De-Fund ObamaCare

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Media Release
May 28, 2010
Patricia Lightner Pledges to De-Fund ObamaCare

Charlottesville, VA – Today DeFundIt.org is proud to announce Patricia Lightner, Republican candidate for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, has signed our pledge to de-fund ObamaCare. Over 110 candidates have signed the pledge, including Congressman Todd Tiahrt, Congressman Ron Paul, Congressman Steve King, Nevada Senate frontrunners Sharron Angle and Sue Lowden, Utah Senate frontrunner Tim Bridgewater, and eight NRCC “Young Guns”. Chairman Alex Cortes, speaking on Patricia Lightner’s pledge said:

“By signing our pledge, Lightner has taken a leadership position in calling for the de-funding of ObamaCare as the first necessary step to fully repealing and replacing this unconstitutional, job-killing, fiscal train wreck. Americans and Kansans will have a friend in Congress with a principled public servant like Patricia.”

Media Inquiries: Chairman Alex Cortes — (312)-286-5883

NY Democrat Andrew Cuomo sounding a lot like NJ Gov. Chris Christie — Star-Ledger Editorial Board

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Read Andrew Cuomo’s 250-page manifesto (relax, it’s big type on small pages), and you could come to the conclusion that Cuomo, New York’s attorney general, and Chris Christie did their homework together during study period. Their ideas on how to rescue their states from financial ruin while reframing the rotting political and institutional structures are remarkably similar:

Immigration law protesters march on Arizona Capitol

Monday, May 31st, 2010

PHOENIX (AP) – Thousands of people from around the country marched to the Arizona state Capitol on Saturday to protest the state’s tough new crackdown on illegal immigration.

Obama face clamor to halt oil spill ‘crime’

Monday, May 31st, 2010

VENICE, La., May 30 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers and local residents clamored on Sunday for BP and the Obama administration to do more to save the Gulf Coast from an out-of-control oil spill that has become the biggest environmental catastrophe in the country’s history.

Israel recoils as US backs nuclear move — AFP

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Washington’s unprecedented backing for a UN resolution for a nuclear-free Middle East that singles out Israel has both angered and deeply worried the Jewish state although officials are cagey about openly criticising their biggest ally. The resolution adopted by the United Nations on Friday calls on Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and urges it to open its facilities to inspection.

Chicago Sun-Times — Farrakhan followers, press have minor ‘stand-off’ in Obama’s neighborhood

Monday, May 31st, 2010

An interesting “stand-off” of sorts developed outside a barbecue President Obama was attending at a friend’s house Saturday night between followers of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on one side and members of the press and the U.S. Secret Service guarding the president on the other.

UK Times Online — Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline.

Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus Asks ‘When Will Euro Zone Fall?’

Monday, May 31st, 2010

“As a project that promised to be of considerable economic benefit to its members,” he says, “the euro zone has failed.”

UK Times Online — Greece urged to give up euro

Monday, May 31st, 2010

THE Greek government has been advised by British economists to leave the euro and default on its €300 billion (£255 billion) debt to save its economy.

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), a London-based consultancy, has warned Greek ministers they will be unable to escape their debt trap without devaluing their own currency to boost exports. The only way this can happen is if Greece returns to its own currency.

Wash Post — Drone operators blamed in airstrike that killed Afghan civilians in February

Monday, May 31st, 2010

KABUL — A biting U.S. military report released Saturday criticized “inaccurate and unprofessional” reporting by operators of unmanned drones for contributing to a mistaken February airstrike that killed and injured dozens of civilians in southern Afghanistan.

AP: American filmmaker Oliver Stone said Friday he deeply admires Hugo Chavez

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Promoting his new documentary “South of the Border” in Caracas, Stone heaped praise on Chavez, saying he is leading a movement for “social transformation” in Latin American. The film features informal interviews by Stone with Chavez and six allied leftist presidents, from Bolivia’s Evo Morales to Cuba’s Raul Castro.
“I admire Hugo. I like him very much as a person. I can say one thing. … He shouldn’t be on television all the time,” Stone said at a news conference. “As a director I say you don’t want to be overpowering. And I think he is sometimes that way.”

Op-Ed: Transcript and YouTube audio, Ben Hodge and Kathy Brown interviewed by KMBZ 980′s Darla Jaye about free speech at JCCC under college leaders Terry Calaway and Jon Stewart

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The transcript follows after the YouTube audio.  This is from the Darla Jaye program on Kansas City’s KMBZ 980 AM.  Originally aired on Friday, May 28, 2010.  Four parts, total length 32 minutes.

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The transcript follows after the fold:

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