Coexisting with Sharia : You have probably seen the “coexist” bumper sticker. It implies that we should all just try harder to get along. Wherever we turn, it seems, we are assured that efforts to embrace differences will result only in harmony, although the bargain often entails that we abandon our core cultural principles and our Western soul. For too long we have failed to comprehend that the cost of coexistence can be high.
It's not clear whether he resigned or was fired, but Jeffrey Neely, the General Services Administration executive who was responsible for the $823,000 taxpayer-funded conference in Las Vegas, is no longer with the agency. [Yet another Obamian under the bus! – JS]
Vulture Capitalism? Try Obama's Version [crony capitalism] > A profit-driven economy is preferable to one run by political favoritism…Viewed in isolation, "vulture" capitalism has some PR downsides. Viewed against the alternative, it's a flat-out winner
On F.A. Hayek's Road to Serfdom: The US government, in particular, responded to the bust portion of the Greenspan Fed's boom-and-bust cycle with the most economically destructive — but politically centralizing — policies: trillion-dollar bailouts of failing corporations that will create moral-hazard problems the likes of which have never been seen; an escalation of the money supply that dwarfs the monetary inflation of the Greenspan Fed; the Soviet-style nationalization of automobile companies, banks, and much of the healthcare industry; government regulation of executive compensation; the appointment of dozens of dictatorial "czars" with unaccountable power to regulate and regiment myriad industries; trillion-dollar-a-year deficits; and an expansion of the powers of the Fed. And we now have a president who believes he has the power to fire corporate executives, nationalize industries, and send unmanned drone bombers to any country in the world on a whim.
His Greatest Shortcoming Is That He Works Too Hard : "President Obama has been keeping some long days lately, often due to fund-raising events for his reelection campaign. It raises the question of whether he is tiring himself out for his day job as the nation's CEO, chief diplomat, and commander in chief." [What day job? – JS]
Polling Life: In a poll released last week by the Susan B. Anthony List, 77 percent of American adults said they would favor a ban on sex-selective abortions, which occur when the parents don’t want a child of a particular sex, usually a girl. Less than 10 percent of Americans subscribe to the Obama-Pelosi-Clinton viewpoint of unlimited abortion for anyone, anytime, anywhere. Ironically, the most pro-abortion president in U.S history has pushed more people away from his views.
Hillary for Spare Tire: But wait. There may be presidential method in this motor-mouth madness. Joe Biden is comic relief, who has become almost lovable as a clown, providing a convenient distraction from serious problems of state. If Hillary replaces him, she becomes the inconvenient distraction, highlighting the president's weakness and insecurity, reprising Bill Clinton's boast that with Hillary on the ticket the voters would get "two for the price of one."
"The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice."
-- Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
"Those who can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities!"