Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Threat of Asian Carp

                                                    Asian Carp
Have you been hearing about the problem which is about to invade the Great Lakes? That problem is the Asian Carp, once brought into America to clean up ponds in Mississippi and Arkansas in the 1970's. Following the Mississippi floods, the fish escaped from the ponds into rivers. The carp are very near the Great Lakes by now, via Illinois rivers. They would devastate the Great Lakes fisheries. There have been reports of the problem being so bad that the fish have jumped from the water, hit a boater and killed him. Once the fish gain entry into the Great Lakes, there will be no turning them back. This is what makes the recent current Supreme Court ruling so devastating. The fish can grow to 100 pounds and four feet long. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Michigan's plea to force Illinois to close navigational locks and dams in the Chicago area to prevent the carp from advancing into Lake Michigan. The court did not explain its decision, but the U.S. solicitor general had argued that Michigan should have sued the Corps of Engineers instead. Watch this Utube video to see the carp in action.... This decision may bring the region a step closer to a scenario in which the carp devastate the Great Lakes' fragile ecology and commercial fishing interests. It now rests with federal and state officials in Illinois to determine what is to be done. Governor Granholm has requested a White House conference and Congressman Pete Hoekstra has asked that it be held here in Michigan. You will be amazed by the video:

Friday, January 22, 2010

DVR Glenn Beck today! And Muslim Male Extremists

We are looking for some Super Heroes!

Remember to watch and/or DVR Glenn Beck's first history lesson on his show on Fox News Network at5:00 PM. There may not be any DVDs for sale. It will help to explain what the current "progressive"agenda is all about. I believe that Glenn Beck will be in grave danger after this exposure of history.

For instance,
do you have a good impression of the popular George Bernard Shaw? Apparently you won't after this special. It seems that he believed that every person should have to prove, on a yearly basis, that they are worth being alive. If they are deemed not to be, because the work they do or the education they have is inadequate, they should be eliminated. Now, of course, he did talk about having a humane gas with which to kill them - swift and sure, I presume. He also said that Mussolini was a likable man. How many of our school students know this part of the person whose work they are studying? And just why don't they?




1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
A Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by :
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was

murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was

murdered by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers

and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by

the passengers.
Thousands of people were killed by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

14. In 2009 at Fort Hood a man shouting Allah Achbar killed 13 people and injured 30 more by:

A Muslim male extremist of 39 years of age

As a good email opines: No, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will

no longer be allowed to profile certain people.. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old

women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the

President's security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and

former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males between the ages 17 and 40 alone lest they be guilty

of profiling. [We Americans must be aware that WE are the ones who must take action before another

terrorist tries to blow up an airplane. Be aware of this as you travel, for this system DOES work.]

'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

Do you know whose quote this is? President Barack Hussein Obama! Should we not

wonder what he meant by those words? And now I wonder if the government will fine

me for spreading a conspiracy theory.

Speaking of conspiracy theories, Hugo Chavez has one. He claims that the US

has a weapon which caused the Haiti earthquake. He believes it was a test of

the system which has been developed to be used against Iran......


Director of Intelligence Dennis Blair, while testifying before Congress, made several startling statements.

First of all, he said that mistakes were made. Mistakes will be made in the future, but not this mistake. He

said that the special investigative team called HIG had been set up to detain terrorists for questioning

when captured on foreign soil. No one, according to him, had even thought about asking the question of

what to do when a terrorist is captured on American soil! He also admitted to caving in to "external

pressures" to cut the No Fly list, as well as admitting that the software they use failed to catch the

misspelling of the panty bomber's name on the list following his being given a Visa. Heaven help us all. There certainly is enough blame to go around, as incompetence seems to be commonplace. For more, go go to



Thursday, January 21, 2010

DVR Glenn Beck this Friday! Erroll Southers withdraws himself from appt. to TSA

This Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, I suggest you Tivo or DVR the Glenn Beck show on Fox News Network. He has produced his first documentary, The Revolutionary Holocaust, part of his "Live Free - or Die" series, for he believes as I do that we must finally educate our young citizens of the truth. If they knew the truth about Communist tyrants, for instance, would they really dare to wear a t-shirt extolling Che Gueverra?

Let's look at Che Gueverra.

As Glenn Beck opines: familiarity with Che seems rare. The most popular version of the Che T-shirt and poster, for instance, sports the slogan "Fight Oppression" under his famous face. This is the face of a man who co-founded a regime that jailed more of its subjects than did Stalin's and murdered more of its subjects in its first three years in power than did Hitler's in its first six. In 1959, with the help of Soviet GRU agents, the man celebrated on that T-shirt helped found, train and indoctrinate Cuba's secret police. "Always interrogate your prisoners at night," Che ordered his goons. "A man's resistance is always lower at night." [He actually enjoyed watching the executions, having a wall removed from his office so that he could watch.]

"Executions?" Che Guevara exclaimed while addressing the hallowed halls of the U.N. General Assembly on December 9, 1964. "Certainly we execute!" he declared, to the claps and cheers of that august body. "And we will continue executing as long as it is necessary! This is a war to the death against the revolution's enemies!" [Yet we are taken to task over Gitmo. Explain that one.]

Recently the holder of a Master's Degree in History exclaimed that she was never taught (in Jr. High, Sr. High, college undergraduate or graduate program work) the true history of the world's evil dictators, Communists, Czars and despots - and she is angry. There are too many Americans who now do not recognize the force of good which America has always been for the world. This is typified by our President who is constantly apologetic for American ways, who was mentored and taught by extremists, and who seeks to "fundamentally change" the very nature of this great country. I have long held the belief that this has occurred because the liberals who attend to the education of our children have through many decades overtaken the ranks of educators, slanted the truth, given only partial education or have eliminated much of the history of our country, while teaching instead the short-comings and evils of America as well as a feel-good social agenda. Go forth and watch this documentary. Let's see if it is worth watching.....
Erroll Southers, Obama's TSA nominee, withdrew from consideration, saying it has become too political. He is the one who illegally used the government databases to find information on his ex-wife's boyfriend and then lied about it during his confirmation testimony. He also planned to unionize all tsa agents.... We the people were not supposed to question his past.

From Ponce de Leon Bay on the Southwest Coast down across Florida Bay to Lower Matecumbe in the Florida Keys -- day after day, dead fish. Floating in the marina at Flamingo in Everglades National Park alone he counted more than 400 snook and 400 tarpon, KeysNet is reporting.

``I was so shook up, I couldn't sleep,'' said Frezza, an ecologist for Audubon of Florida and an expert flats fisherman. ``Millions and millions of pilchards, threadfin herring, mullet. Ladyfish took it really bad. Whitewater Bay is just a graveyard.''

Fish in every part of the state were hammered by this month's record-setting cold snap. The toll in South Florida, a haven for warm-water species, was particularly extensive, too large to even venture a guess at numbers. And despite the subsequent warm-up, scientists warn that the big bad chill of 2010 will continue to claim victims for weeks.

``Based on what I saw in 1977 and 1989, there is a good chance we'll have a second wave,'' said William Loftus, a longtime aquatic ecologist for Everglades National Park. [What? Do you mean this has happened before - even when man's destruction of planet Earth was on a much smaller scale? Hmmmm - do you suppose it might be cyclical?]


ABC News reports: When staff members at a Wellesley, Mass., school went to the nurse last Friday, they expected to be injected with a vaccine for theH1N1 flu. What they received instead was a shot of insulin resulting in a bout with low blood sugar.

While ABC News contacted people at the departments of health for the town of Wellesley and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the Wellesley School District, it remains unclear how the flu vaccine, which is distributed in pre-filled syringes, was mistaken for insulin, which is drawn from a vial because each dose needs to be calibrated when it is given.

Such errors have happened before. This past fall, a number of people in the neighboring town of Needham received a seasonal flu vaccine in place of the H1N1 vaccines they were supposed to receive. And in 2007, a teacher in the nearby town of Attleboro also received an injection of insulin instead of the intended flu shot.


I believe it to be true, and according to statements made in Massachusetts, the victory of Scott Brown was not because "white men feel more comfortable with Scott Brown", as one pundit opined. A Boston Globe reporter actually wrote a column saying "the voters were date raped by Scott Brown".

"If there's one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people," Obama told ABC News. In my opinion
Barack Obama has spoken directly to us far too many times, almost always without taking questions and mostly while insulting those who disagree with him. In Boston he arrogantly put down Scott Brown for being the driver of a truck, an American made one at that. He inferred that the college education Brown had was not up to snuff, to "forget about the truck" and vote for Coakley, the choice of "the won". He spoke to us all right, and we didn't like what we heard.


Is anyone else laughing about Barack Obama signing a Presidential Directive ordering a new crackdown on federal contractors who don't pay their taxes? Perhaps he should start with the 50 or so who work in the White House or are in our Congress who have failed to pay their taxes....

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The accumulated weight of Obama’s deceit is overwhelming: Front Page Magazine then chronicles more than 20 misrepresentations (well, OK, it says lies) made by our President. "President Obama evidently believes that he can solve any problem with a speech. But he really does not care whether what he says is true or not, nor does he feel any responsibility to honor the assurances and promises he makes. As a result, this nation is now in a position where it cannot believe a word that he says, and that amounts to an unprecedented crisis of confidence in the Presidency. Democratic government will atrophy if we allow lying on this scale to count as the business as usual of politics. When will the press and the Congress hold him accountable?"

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Magnificent Win For Scott Brown, Conspiracy Theorists, EPA Regulations, Financial Crisis Responsibility Tax

What began with Joe the Plumber Wurzelbacher's question to a campaigning Barack Obama has grown to the point where the "Silent Majority" has finally been inspired to do something - like get themselves to the polls in Massachusetts! Congratulation, Senator Scott Brown and the voters of your state! Conservatives in America thank you.

From the Washington Post: As Democrats reel from the loss of a U.S. Senate seat in deep blue Massachusetts, Virginia Sen. Jim Webb becomes the first senator we've seen tonight to call for suspending all votes on health care until newly elected Republican Scott Brown can take office. Some Democrats had been mulling trying to complete health care legislation before Brown can be seated, to maintain their 60 seat super majority in the senate.
Part of Barney Frank's statement: "But our respect for democratic procedures must rule out any effort to pass a health care bill as if the Massachusetts election had not happened. Going forward, I hope there will be a serious effort to change the Senate rule which means that 59 votes are not enough to pass major legislation, but those are the rules by which the health care bill was considered, and it would be wrong to change them in the middle of the process.” [He is going to seriously try to change the rule for the future, to make fewer than 60 votes the number required to enact a new law of this magnitude. In the past, the number was 69.... As Saul Alinsky teaches: the ends justify the means....]

: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.
From Commentary Magazine: Last November Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. portrayed the trial [of Muhammed] as a way to showcase the American justice system to the world - and to accelerate President Obama's stalled plans to shut down the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. But because of shifting political winds in Congress, the trial is now "potentially in jeopardy,"� a senior official, who did not want to be named talking about a sensitive situation, tells Newsweek. The chief concern: that Republicans will renew attempts to strip funding for the trial and, in the aftermath of the bombing attempt aboard Northwest Flight 253, pick up enough support from moderate Democrats to prevail." It seems that Sen. Lindsay Graham and Rep. Frank Wolf will try to force votes in Congress to cut off funding for the trial. And one additional issue: the more than $200 million price tag for each year of the trial. The kicker: "If Holder's plans are thwarted, though, one top administration official, who also didn't want to be named talking about delicate issues, notes there is a Plan B - reviving the case against the alleged 9/11 conspirators before a military tribunal, just as the Bush administration tried to do."� This would be a stunning turnaround, an admission of Holder's irresponsibility and of the Justice Department's loony leftism.
TALLAHASSEE -- The Miami Herald is reporting: In a move cheered by environmental groups, the federal government on Friday proposed stringent limits on ``nutrient'' pollution allowed to foul Florida's waterways. The ruling -- which will cost industries and governments more than a billion dollars to comply -- marks the first time the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has intervened to set a state's water-quality standards. The agency issued the proposed regulations after reaching a settlement in August with five environmental groups that sued the federal government in 2008 for not enforcing the Clean Water Act in Florida.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world's glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035.

In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based on a news story in the New Scientist, a popular science journal, published eight years before the IPCC's 2007 report.

It has also emerged that the New Scientist report was itself based on a short telephone interview with Syed Hasnain, a little-known Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

Hasnain has since admitted that the claim was "speculation" and was not supported by any formal research. If confirmed it would be one of the most serious failures yet seen in climate research. The IPCC was set up precisely to ensure that world leaders had the best possible scientific advice on climate change.

Professor Murari Lal, who oversaw the chapter on glaciers in the IPCC report, said he would recommend that the claim about glaciers be dropped: "If Hasnain says officially that he never asserted this, or that it is a wrong presumption, than I will recommend that the assertion about Himalayan glaciers be removed from future IPCC assessments."
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- President Obama’s regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued in a paper he wrote that the U.S. government should ban “conspiracy theorizing.”

Among the beliefs Sunstein banned is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud.

Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate “extremists who supply conspiracy theories” in order to disrupt the efforts of those “extremists” to propagate their theories.

In a 2008 Harvard law paper entitled “Conspiracy Theories,” Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, ask “What can government do about conspiracy theories?”

“We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban conspiracy theorizing. [I would assume that this would not include Hillary Clinton's theory of a "vast right wing conspiracy"] (2) Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories.” [Let me presume that the government will then be able to determine which ideas that conflict with theirs are conspiracies and which are true differences of opinions or based on facts. Are we living in China now, or does it just seem as if we are?]
The Wall St. Journal writes: Mr. Obama's new "Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee"-please don't call it a tax-is being sold as a way to cover expected losses in the Troubled Asset Relief Program. That sounds reasonable, except that the banks designated to pay the fee aren't those responsible for the losses. With the exception of Citigroup, those banks have repaid their TARP money with interest. The real TARP losers-General Motors, Chrysler and delinquent mortgage borrowers-are exempt from the new tax. Why the auto companies? An Administration official told the Journal that the banks caused the crisis that doomed the auto companies, which apparently were innocent bystanders to their own bankruptcy. The fact that the auto companies remain wards of Washington no doubt has nothing to do with their free tax pass.
The New York Times is reporting that following Obama's proposal to tax our nation's banks, President Obama urged the financial lobby to stand down when he introduced the tax proposal last week: “Instead of sending a phalanx of lobbyists to fight this proposal or employing an army of lawyers and accountants to help evade the fee, I suggest you might want to consider simply meeting your responsibilities.”
The AP reveals: The Obama administration is considering a criminal trial in Washington for the Guantanamo Bay detainee suspected of masterminding the bombing of a Bali nightclub that killed 202 people, a plan that would bring one of the world's most notorious terrorism suspects just steps from the U.S. Capitol, The Associated Press has learned.
Fox News reports: One year after taking office Obama has done a total reversal on his isolationist, non-interventionist foreign policy, and is now pushing President Bush’s neo-conservative philosophy as a justification for starting a new war in Afghanistan. What the Democratic Party once criticized as an over-simplified good vs. evil argument has become the cornerstone of Obama’s reasoning.

[In a move which demonstrates that even ideologues can be made to accept the truth comes the following]: “Evil does exist in the world,” Obama recently admitted. “A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler’s armies. Negotiations cannot convince al-Qaeda’s leaders to lay down their arms. To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism – it is recognition of history; the imperfections of man and the limits of man.” [Do you suppose he has called President George W. Bush yet?]

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Brown/Coakley Election Day

Coakley/Brown Election Day

While talking about just one inappropriate comment from a "bullying" supporter of Scott Brown, here is what John Kerry has to say about the enthusiastic conservatives rallying in support of Brown:

Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry is calling on Republican Scott Brown, who is waging a surging campaign against Democrat Martha Coakley, to curb his supporters, saying that they have engaged in "bullying and threats" in recent days and that some of them are from out-of-state.

"I'm no stranger to hard fought campaigns, but what we've seen in the past few days is way over the line and reminiscent of the dangerous atmosphere of Sarah Palin's 2008 campaign rallies. This is not how democracy works in Massachusetts," Kerry said this afternoon in a statement.

"Scott Brown needs to speak up and get his out of state tea party supporters under control. In Massachusetts, we fight hard and win elections on the issues and on our differences, not with bullying and threats," Kerry said. Are you laughing yet?

Yes, how democracy works in Massachusetts is depicted by the following:
1) They change the law each election cycle so that the Democrats have the system in place which benefits them. This time if Brown wins, for instance, they will withhold the certification until the health care bill is passed. In just the last election they changed the law in order to certify their Democrat the very next day after the election.
2) It was reported on Fox News yesterday that a full 19% of voter registrations in Massachusetts are fraudulent.
3) Dan Winslow, counsel for the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate campaign, will hold a media availability to announce the filing of a criminal complaint against the Massachusetts Democratic Party regarding a recent mailing paid for and sent by the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Winslow will make a statement and take reporters’ questions at MassGOP Headquarters in Boston.
4) SEIU has reportedly dumped nearly a $1 million of rank-and-file dues into Martha Coakley’s campaign. After all, the health care bill which she will help pass gives the union members many years of preferential treatment for their health insurance, for which the rest of us will foot the bill. They pulled out all the stops before the primary and they’ll be throwing all their ground troops into the Bay State over the weekend, it has been noted. I assume, according to John Kerry, that these troops will only come from the state of Massachusetts, right? And I guess Kerry thinks it's okay if "outsiders" such as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama don't pose a problem...
5) SEIU is also accused of using their email to tell every worker to vote for Coakley, which is apparently against the law.
Of course when any large group of voters enthusiastically supports conservative candidates, the "possible terrorist" theme reappears. Sara Palin is once again denigrated. As I recall it was the friends of the Democrats, the SEIU Union, who sent SEIU thugs to various election sites, to the homes of AIG executives and to Tea Parties to intimidate Americans - the Chicago way.
We do know how the SEIU thugs operate. Andy Stern’s organizational motto is: “We prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn’t work we use the persuasion of power.” Look for them in today's film clips of the election in progress.
Unfortunately, as Michelle Malkin notes: Yes, once again, it’s up to grass-roots conservatives and independents to help a GOP candidate fight the Big Labor-backed corruptocrat. Demcare hangs in the balance. Yet, Brown received a measly $50,000 from the national GOP and NRSC compared to the nearly $1 million that radical leftist Dede Scozzafava raked in.
I was going to make a joke about the race by using this headline: Coakley loses - Bush is to blame. However, they are already saying that George Bush is the reason she is trailing!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Valid Visa for Suspected Terrorist, Conspiracy Theorists, a Stalin Bust and the Massachusetts Election

Brian Maloney captured MSNBC's ED Schultz making a startling remark on his radio show yesterday about supporting voter fraud in Massachusetts, so Scott Brown would lose. SCHULTZ: I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts I'd try to vote 10 times. I don't know if they'd let me or not, but I'd try to. Yeah, that's right. I'd cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. 'Cause that's exactly what they are.
According to Fred Barnes: Appointed Senator Paul Kirk will lose his vote in the Senate after Tuesday’s election in Massachusetts of a new senator and cannot be the 60th vote for Democratic health care legislation, according to Republican attorneys. Kirk has vowed to vote for the Democratic bill even if Republican Scott Brown is elected but not yet certified by state officials and officially seated in the Senate. Kirk’s vote is crucial

The New York Times writes: With the Massachusetts special election for United States Senate increasingly unpredictable, Democrats in Washington are contemplating a fall-back plan to advance far-reaching health care legislation, even if a Republican victory on Tuesday deprives Senate Democrats of the crucial 60th vote they need to overcome filibusters.

For the moment, at least, the preferred Plan B would be to try to persuade House Democrats to approve the health care bill that the Senate adopted on Christmas Eve, obviating the need for an additional Senate vote and sending the measure directly to President Obama for his signature, administration officials and Congressional aides said on Sunday.


The Wall St. Journal opines: President Obama's new "Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee"-please don't call it a tax-is being sold as a way to cover expected losses in the Troubled Asset Relief Program. That sounds reasonable, except that the banks designated to pay the fee aren't those responsible for the losses. With the exception of Citigroup, those banks have repaid their TARP money with interest. The real TARP losers-General Motors, Chrysler and delinquent mortgage borrowers-are exempt from the new tax. Why the auto companies? An Administration official told the Journal that the banks caused the crisis that doomed the auto companies, which apparently were innocent bystanders to their own bankruptcy. The fact that the auto companies remain wards of Washington no doubt has nothing to do with their free tax pass.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

John Stossel reports: Today President Obama will propose a new tax on the nation's biggest banks, reports today's Washington Post. How will the tax work? Firms would pay a "Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee" at an annual rate of $1,500 for every $1 million borrowed to finance lending and other activities. In other words, the Obama Administration is going to punish those greedy banks by making it more expensive for you to borrow money. This is wrong on so many levels, it's hard to know where to begin. [Our President has said: "What I'd say to these executives [who are questioning the Constitutionality of this law] is this: Instead of sending a phalanx of lobbyists to fight this proposal, or employing an army of lawyers and accountants to help evade the fee, I'd suggest you might want to consider simply meeting your responsibilities, and I'd urge you to cover the costs of the rescue not by sticking it to your shareholders or your customers or fellow citizens with the bill, but by rolling back bonuses for top earners and executives.]

Joel Mowbrey reports: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had a valid visa when he boarded his Detroit-bound flight.

The reason is simple: the State Department insists that “possible” and even “suspected” terrorists deserve visas. Denials and revocations are reserved only for known terrorists.

Whether or not “dots” had been “connected,” Abdulmutallab never could have come as close as he did to successful mass murder had the State Department immediately revoked his visa when his father warned U.S. officials about his son’s terrorist ties. Without a valid visa, the young Nigerian would not have been en route to the U.S. in the first place.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians began taking down their statues of Josef Stalin, the mass murderer who killed millions of people. Astonishingly, in America, the National D-Day Memorial is honoring Stalin by placing his bust on a pedestal at its museum in Bedford, Virginia.
This misguided move will haunt millions of Ukrainians, Russians, Poles, Czechs, Hungarians, Jews, etc. whose families were massacred by this Soviet tyrant. Stalin's killing machine slaughtered more people than Adolf Hitler and the Nazis did.

Hitler and Stalin were allies and started World War II in 1939 by both attacking Poland at the same time, but William McIntosh, the D-Day Memorial's president, says that because Stalin became a U.S. ally after Germany invaded Russia, he deserves to be acknowledged along with Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Given McIntosh's logic, should America put up a statue of Saddam Hussein because he was an ally of the U.S. in the 1980s when we supported Iraq in a war against Iran?

Congress authorized the D-Day Memorial, and private donors raised $19 million to honor soldiers that fought in the invasion of Normandy. Now McIntosh is lobbying Congress to make his museum part of the National Park Service so that it can receive federal tax dollars.


The Centers for Disease Control said a passenger with tuberculosis has been detained after boarding a flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco despite being on a "do-not-board" list.
David Brooks notes: 'In the last year, something dire has happened: The public has turned decisively against the "educated classes" and all of their works. At the same time, it has also moved against Barack Obama, who began his term with approval ratings that bumped up against 70, and have now sunk to the high to mid-40s, with "strongly disapprove" ratings that rival those of George W. Bush at his worst."

A big reason why the government is inefficient and ineffective is because Washington has outdated technology, with federal workers having better computers at home than in their government offices.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In fact, today's Biden schedule highlight is a meeting with the chief of transparency for economic recovery. But, unfortunately, the transparency meeting is non-transparent, closed to the press. (See his full schedule below.) Which makes it -- what? -- secret openness or open secrecy?


The National Journal reports: One year into his tenure, a majority of Americans would already vote against Pres. Obama if the '12 elections were held today, according to a new survey. The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll.....

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says that the United States has taken advantage of the massive quake in Haiti and deployed troops in the country. "What is happening in Haiti seriously concerns me as US troops have already taken control of the airport," Ortega said on Saturday.