Saturday, February 21, 2009

Don't trust terrorists to guard explosives

Yourish notes when you put terrorists in charge of guarding seven tons of unexploded ordnance, gee, they don’t do such a great job of guarding it.

Ynetnews reported With the conclusion of Operation Cast Lead, Hamas and UN personnel amassed weapons and explosives – mainly unexploded tank shells – and moved them to a special warehouse guarded by Hamas security troops.
I bet the UN also uses foxes to guard the chickens.
UN representatives examined the weaponry, and a delegation of UN-employed experts was due to arrive in Gaza in order to carry out a controlled detonation of the explosives. Over the course of the past two days, however, it was discovered that the weaponry had gone missing.
The Hamas security officials charged with guarding the storage facility had also vanished.
Maybe they could not figure out how to lie about what happened to the stuff they were "guarding". Did the UN get the names of the guards?
Hamas' motive to appropriate the ordnance is unclear,
Really? Don't you think maybe they wanted to use them to blow up the Jooooz.
although most estimate that the group believes the unexploded shells can be reused.
And if some are killed trying to reuse the explosives, they will blame Israel.
Hamas has yet to officially comment on the allegations, though sources within the organization said it was highly likely that members of the military wing sought to reuse the weaponry.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Price of NYT share of stock less than their Sunday paper

CrossingWallStreet reported Shares of NYT dropped 29 cents today to close at $3.77. The Sunday paper goes for $4 at the newsstand.

But both are more than a roll of Charmin


Gerson thinks the stimulus bill was necessary

Michael Gerson opined in Washington Post Its flaws are gaudily obvious.

I am happy you noticed.
The bill was written in monopartisan secrecy,
The Dems must have figured Obama's bubble would burst almost immediately, and they had to grab for all they could, not realizing they had four years to screw the country.
weighed down by irrelevant spending,
Most of it only stimulates left wing interest groups who donate to Democratic campaigns.
considered in a rushed, uninformed debate and passed on a virtually party-line vote. The law contains provisions that seem to weaken welfare reform
Make people dependent on government and not themselves.
and invite trade disputes. And it adds a massive burden of debt to existing massive entitlement obligations requiring massive borrowing from international sources
Who are not likely to loan it to us, and if they do, would we rather be owned ny the Chinese or the Saudis? And do we want our children or our grandchildren to pay for the money we are wasting today.
-- or, if such credit dries up, the massive printing of money to buy these bonds, leading to inflation.
Which will hurt seniors on a fixed income.
But while the legislation was deeply flawed, there was little alternative to action.
Other than doing nothing, which would have been the best choice.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hillary disses Christians

Clinton Vows to Reach Out to Islamic World - reported Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the Obama administration will make "a concerted effort" to restore the image of the United States in the Islamic world and will seek to "enlist the help of Muslims around the world against the extremists."

She just does not understand Islam.
.... Clinton's remarks came in response to a question about the "prejudice" in the United States against Muslims because of terrorism, a term she rejected forcefully, pointing to the history of Christians. "I am a Christian," she said. "Through the centuries we have had many people who have done terrible things in the name of Christianity.
But the Bible did not tell them to do what they were doing. The Koran does tell the jihadists to do exactly what they are doing.
They have perverted the religion."


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Obama disses the British

Telegraph reported A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after the September 11 attacks, has now been formally handed back. The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush's tenure. But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: "Thanks, but no thanks."

Can't have the bust of a war-time Prime Minister in the Oval Office. It might offend the left wing peace-at-any-cost people.
.... American politicians have made quoting Churchill, whose mother was American, something of an art form, but not Mr Obama, who prefers to cite the words and works of his hero Abraham Lincoln.
A Republican, who freed the slaves, even though Southern Democrats treated them like second class citizens with Jim Crow Laws.
Indeed a bust of Mr Lincoln now sits in the Oval Office where Epstein's Churchill once ruled the roost. Churchill has less happy connotations for Mr Obama than those American politicians who celebrate his wartime leadership. It was during Churchill's second premiership that Britain suppressed Kenya's Mau Mau rebellion.
The Mau Mau Rebellion (or Mau Mau Uprising) set the stage for Kenyan independence in 1963. We had a similar Rebellion ourselves, during the last half of the 18th century, but we are now friends with Britain.
Among Kenyans allegedly tortured by the colonial regime included one Hussein Onyango Obama, the President's grandfather.
The British killed many of our other Presidents' ancestors, during the American Revolution, but they have gotten over it.
The rejection of the bust has left some British officials nervously reading the runes to see how much influence the UK can wield with the new regime in Washington.


Looking back at where we are headed

Looking back at where we are headed, from Reagan & Obama, in their own words

Anchoress posted this very well done montage via Texas Rainmaker: