Thursday, September 29, 2011

Conservative on Target! Bridges, Solyndra, Iranianity, Less Democracy & More

Elizabeth Warren and the Blessings of Government: … if government stuck to what it does fairly well—roads, police, fire and the courts; enforcing contracts that help businesses interact with their customers and other businesses—the federal government wouldn't need to spend over $3.5 trillion a year, as it now does. And of course it's state and local governments—and not Washington—that primarily fund police, fire and education, so it's a bit strange to ask the rich to pay their fair share of federal income taxes because they enjoy police protection.

President Obama Pressured to Restrict Religious Hiring:
The freedom of faith-based groups to hire employees that share their organization’s beliefs was challenged last week in a letter sent to President Obama by the Coalition Against Religious Discrimination (CARD). CARD’s letter takes issue with an executive order issued in 2002 by President George W. Bush that allows faith-based organizations to contract with the federal government while maintaining religious hiring policies consistent with religious mission.
Solyndra violated loan terms in 2010 but got more federal money, DOE confirms! [Folks .. The DOE knew they were failing, and altered the original agreement to give them more money. When is somebody’s head going to roll for this? – JS]
HALL of SHAME! Where is Obama on Christian Pastor About to be Executed? Something human can be done. President Obama could intervene and appeal to what he said in Egypt to his Muslim audience: “And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.” [Fat chance! – JS]
INCREDIBLE! Too Much of a Good Thing > Why we need less democracy: From Peter Orzag, former Obama director: “So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.” [Our Oh..Oh moments with this administration seem to be multiplying daily as they sink deeper and deeper into their own mire! – JS]
365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy! Pick a fight with a liberal on: PC > PC costs American lives. In 2000 when the USSCole refueled in Yemen's port of Aden, Navy brass were so concerned about appearing to be "sensitive guests" that sailors patrolling the deck were not permitted to carry loaded weapons. Nor did the destroyer deploy "picket boats" and establish a defensive perimeter—even though Yemen had only recently been taken off the State Department's list of countries that sponsored terrorism. All this pandering to imaginary foreign sensitivities made it pitifully easy for an al Qaeda motorized skiff packed with explosives to approach the destroyer and blow a hole in its side, killing seventeen sailors. Two hours after this entirely avoidable terrorist attack, another motorized skiff approached the stricken vessel. A sentry raised his rifle, only to be told by his superior: "Let me tell you something about the rules of engagement. You can't point a loaded weapon at these people. That's an act of aggression." And you wonder why our enemies no longer take U.S. military power seriously?

"If you want a Big Brother, you get all that comes with it." -- Erich Fromm