Friday, March 25, 2011

Donald Trump's Birth Certificate Request Garners Applause; Romney Commits to Executive Order for Obamacare Waivers for All States; Lawsuit Vs. Department of Health and Human Services over Waivers; Homeschooled Child Forced to go to Public School;

Business Insider opines: Donald Trump packed his appearance on "The View" today with as many outrageous soundbytes as possible -- but one was pretty insane, even for him.
After co-host Joy Behar asked Trump if he's a so-called "birther" -- someone who questions President Obama's U.S. citizenship -- Trump shouted, "Why doesn't he show his birth certificate? There's something on that birth certificate that he doesn't like."
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg responded: "That's the biggest load of dog mess I've heard in a while."
But the audience didn't agree with her. Listen closely while watching the clip below -- Trump earned hearty applause for suggesting that the President may not be an American.
National Review Online reports on Mitt Romney: If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. The executive order would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health-care solutions that work best for them.
Fox News writes: On the first anniversary of President Obama's health care reform act being signed into law, the Washington based GOP super think tank known as Crossroads GPS plans to file a federal lawsuit Wednesday in D.C. District Court against the Department of Health and Human Services.
Fox News has learned the group is seeking documents to better understand how HHS makes decisions to grant waivers to the new health care law.
Life Site News reports: The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld a lower court order Wednesday that sided with the father of a homeschooled student and forced her into a government-run school against her Christian mother’s wishes.
However, in the original order issued in July 2009, Judge Lucinda V. Sadler reasoned that the girl’s “vigorous defense of her religious beliefs to [her] counselor suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view.”
“Parents have a fundamental right to make educational choices for their children,” responded Simmons. “Courts can settle disputes, but they cannot legitimately order a child into a government-run school on the basis that her religious views need to be mixed with other views. That’s precisely what the lower court admitted it was doing.” HERE.

AmeriPundit writes: We’re not waging war, we’re just bombing military infrastructure, killing foreign soldiers, and attempting to defeat an adversary. How could you possibly think that’s a war?
In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it?
In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. “I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone,” Rhodes said. “Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end.”
Barack Obama consulted the Arab League. Barack Obama consulted the United Nations. Barack Obama consulted France. But he never took the time to consult Congress, which is the body of government allowed to declare war under the United States Constitution.
Townhall Finance writes: On a day that Toyota has announced plans for a possible shutdown in the US because of supply problems in Japan, the United Auto Workers said that they are on the verge of the "largest boycott in the history of the global economy," according to the Michigan's Royal Oak Daily Tribune. The UAW is organizing the boycott to protest the refusal of transnational automakers to unionize employees in the US.
The head of the union, Bob King, has admitted that declining union membership rolls means that if the UAW doesn't "organize these transnationals, I don't think there's a long-term future for the UAW — I really don't."

He's given foreign automakers including BMW, Volkswagen AG, Toyota and Nissan an offer they can't refuse: Unionize their workers or else he'll single out one automaker and put the screws to them with a boycott. Never mind that the boycott will hurt workers, consumers and the economy.

The Hill writes: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.
The report discussed the proposal in great detail, including the development of technology that would allow total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to be tracked, reported and taxed, as well as the pros and cons of mandating the installation of this technology in all vehicles.  [ I suppose this would not be counted toward raising anyone's taxes, for this President solemnly swore he would not ever do that.]

Politico reports: President Barack Obama is resisting pressure to deliver an Oval Office speech explaining his policy on Libya — in part, because he doesn’t want to equate what he regards as a smaller, time-limited mission with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Administration officials haven’t ruled out a big speech, but Obama is reluctant to make a major address on Libya until the United States hands over most command and combat duties to its allies.
The Washington Post writes about that brilliant U.N. resolution:
Russia’s Vladimir Putin is already calling the Libya operation a medieval crusade.
China is calling for a cease-fire in place — which would completely undermine the allied effort by leaving Gaddafi in power, his people at his mercy and the country partitioned and condemned to ongoing civil war.
Brazil joined China in that call for a cease-fire. This just hours after Obama ended his fawning two-day Brazil visit. Another triumph of presidential personal diplomacy.
And how about NATO? Let’s see. As of this writing, Britain wanted the operation to be led by NATO. France adamantly disagreed, citing Arab sensibilities. Germany wanted no part of anything, going so far as to pull four of its ships from NATO command in the Mediterranean. Italy hinted it might deny the allies the use of its air bases if NATO can’t get its act together. France and Germany walked out of a NATO meeting on Monday, while Norway had planes in Crete ready to go but refused to let them fly until it had some idea who the hell is running the operation. And Turkey, whose prime minister four months ago proudly accepted the Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights, has been particularly resistant to the Libya operation from the beginning.
Big Peace writes: Up until a few weeks ago, the west and Gaddafi had an agreement on a broad range of counterterrorism  proposals.  These included sharing information on radical islamist groups and Gaddafi’s promise that he wouldn’t support terrorist groups again.  I think we can assume that all bets are off right now.
By attacking Libya we have hit the hornet’s nest with a baseball bat.  This is not a time for slow, methodical progress.  Time is on Gaddafi’s side.  The longer he hangs in there,  the more likely we will become the target of his terrorist attacks.

1 comment:

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