Friday, June 18, 2010

Is This the Change You Were Seeking??? The Obama National Anthem; Israel and Moscow Tea Parties

If you have not yet seen this, I beg you all to go to this video, put out by Glenn Beck during the Presidential campaign, and proving that those who wore no blinders knew who this man is!  It is Obama's new national anthem!   :)
After accosting and threatening a college student in a suit, on the streets of Washington, who was asking him if he agrees with Obama's agenda, the good Congressman has announced:
“I have seen the video posted on several blogs.  I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved.  Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response.  I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.”  [It appears to me that he will act with a civil public discourse only until he is asked a tough question.  What do you think?"]

On the Glenn Beck Show:  Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) was caught on tape physically assaulting some students who asked him if he agreed with Obama's policies. A commenter had this great campaign ad suggestion for Etheridge's next opponent: “Any citizen can ask me my position at any time, and I will answer directly and honestly rather than committing assault and battery. If Rep. Etheridge wants to know who I am, I am Renee Ellmers, and I approve this message.”

As Tea Party protests pop up in places like Moscow, Tel Aviv and the Hague, Americans may question whether the Tea Party platform can cross international and cultural borders. For activists outside the U.S., the answer is a resounding “yes.”
“I think the message of the American Revolution is global. The message of natural, unalienable rights, the message of opposition to tyrannical government — that’s not just well-known, that’s universal,” Boris Karpa, organizer of the Israeli Tea Party, told The Daily Caller in an e-mail. “As you know well, many countries have based their founding documents on the U.S. Declaration of Independence or other American documents.”
Although several international organizers had never even heard of the Boston Tea Party until U.S. protests brought the events of 1773 back into the spotlight, they now wear the Tea Party badge proudly as an example of American exceptionalism worth emulating.
“This [Tea Party] title is ideal for Russia,” said Max Kronos, organizer of the Moscow Tea Party. “This event has forever gone down in history — in Russia, such events have not happened.”
Oklahoma is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban state judges from relying on Islamic law known as Sharia when deciding cases. The ban is a cornerstone of a "Save our State" amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that was recently approved by the Legislature. The amendment -- which also would forbid judges from using international laws as a basis for decisions -- will now be put before Oklahoma's voters in November. Approval is expected.
Managed Healthcare Executive E-News:

While 5.6 million to 7 million Americans may qualify for health coverage through a new temporary national high-risk pool program, the $5 billion allocated until 2014 will cover only a fraction of those in need, potentially as few as 200,000 people a year, according to a new policy analysis from the National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR).
[It's not as if those who wanted to know couldn't find out:  the AMA only accounts for 17%  of
all doctors in America, and they were either bamboozled or paid off to lend their support to Obama.]
Now:  The new president-elect of the American Medical Association promises to lead the nation's largest doctor group in a more proactive and confrontational relationship with members of Congress. His comments came after winning a hotly contested election this week to become the group's president-elect, following weeks of growing outrage among physicians over the 21 percent cut in Medicare payments that they soon will begin seeing.
[I did not watch the Obama "Oil" speech.  I am enraged to learn what he said.  Specifically, he announced: "We consume more than 20 percent of the world's oil but have less than 2 percent of the world's oil reserves. And that's part of the reason oil companies are drilling a mile beneath the surface of the ocean: because we're running out of places to drill on land and in shallow water."

     What??  The truth of the matter is that liberals
WON'T LET US "drill on land and in shallow water."  Watch your pocketbooks!]
It's not that I agree, but it's interesting to see what a columnist, Sher Zieve with Canada Free Press,  thinks: that "Obama is doing the bare minimum so that destruction will be at an all-time maximum in order to shove his Cap and Trade bill (which will complete our destruction) down our throats."

     Zieve adds: "The BP oil disaster was custom-made for The Obama. ... The effective oil-skimmer systems utilized by the Saudis and others would work to greatly minimize the damage being caused to the US Gulf Coast. But, The Obama continues to drag his heels as States and lives are destroyed." 
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said: "At the same time as Americans wonder when this gusher will ever be plugged, we hear word that the administration and my good friend the majority leader want to piggy back their controversial new national energy tax--also known as cap and trade--to an oil spill response bill that could and should be an opportunity for true bipartisan cooperation.” 

Kyle-Anne Shiver of American Thinker has written a column to inspire us.  In part, here it is.
I've never seen -- outside of real war -- a moment when we Americans more needed to get back in touch with our inner Patriot.   

Who were those people that risked all in their fight for liberty?  They were people just like us.  They had families to support.  They had lived a certain way all their lives, and just like us, probably saw life continuing on in much the same way for their children. 

Until it finally dawned on them that it wasn't going to work out that way. 
And what did they do about it, our patriot ancestors? 

The very first thing they did was to get out of their comfort zones and into their meeting places -- their taverns and churches and offices and homes.   There they confronted their more complacent, loyalist-bent friends, neighbors and co-workers.  Our patriot ancestors did not buckle under in cowardice and shy from the verbal confrontations so necessary to change minds and hearts. 

The very first rule of revolution -- and of counter-revolution, which is what we are in now -- is that thoughts and words must precede all other actions.  The return to our American brand of common sense will come one person at a time.  Discounting the impact one individual can have is the silver bullet that can kill a resistance movement with a single shot.

It is now time for all good patriots to get a grip and confront a liberal today. 
[Their] ridicule only wins when its opponent bows down before it and gets just as low-down dirty, or when its opponent retreats into cowardly silence.

Contrary to the Alinsky doctrines, truth is man's most potent weapon.  At a time such as this - when our Republic is on the line -- no wise patriot can afford to be silent.  A few words of truth might actually begin the chain reaction of common sense regained that's heard around the world.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stay Out of Three Southern Arizona Counties; Gulf Clean-up; and Health Care Law's Consequences

Our federal government is now telling American citizens to stay out of three southern Arizona counties. It is too dangerous because of armed smugglers from Mexico.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu: "Quite frankly I’m telling you as a sheriff that we don’t control that part of the county. My county is larger than the state of Connecticut and we need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it. In fact President Obama suspended the construction of the fence".
FOX News reporter: Would you like to see some of the president’s outrage about the oil spill and some of the butt-kicking that he’s talked about doing applied there on the border as well?
Sheriff Paul Babeu: "Even with that, you say one thing and then you’re out at a fundraiser in California and you don’t go to the funeral of the people who died in the explosion. You know its one thing to say something slick on television in a ten second soundbite but we need action. And, it’s shameful that we as the most powerful nation on earth can win wars and liberate countries throughout history yet we can’t even secure our own border".  [This is NORTH of Tucson!-this is totally outrageous, dangerous, and unprecedented!]
When asked what President Obama needs to do to prove to Americans that his administration is on top of the Gulf cleanup, Ed Schultz pressed that the President needs to call the shots and go "dictator" in his dealings with BP.   "When does the President become a dictator on this?" Schultz asked in an outburst. "When does the President start really calling the shots and saying 'This is the number. This is what you're going to pay. We're not going to let you off the hook.'?"  [Progressives eventually do show what they really are all about.  It is not the job of our President to dictate terms, however much we might like the outcome.  He really should have no power to tell a foreign or domestic company what they MUST do!  He is once again usurping the power of Congress.  This is not yet the country of dictators!]


Karl Rove:  Which brings us to President Obama's many claims about his health-care reform. Take his oft-expressed statement that if you like the coverage you have, you can keep it. That sounds good—but perverse incentives in his new law will cause most Americans to lose their existing insurance.
This was brought home to me when I asked the CEO of a major restaurant chain about health reform's effect on his company, which now spends $25 million a year on employee health insurance. That will jump to at least $90 million a year once the new law is phased in. It will be cheaper, he told me, for the company to dump its coverage and pay a fine—$2,000 for each full-time worker—and make sure that no part-time employee accidentally worked 31 hours and thereby incurred the fine.
It's also dawning on employees that they will lose their coverage. Some will blame management; many more will blame those who wrote this terrible legislation.
Employees who lose coverage get to select a policy from a government-sponsored insurance marketplace called the "exchange." This will be subsidized by taxpayers. Depending on his income, a worker will have to pay between 8% and 9.8% of the cost.
The proposed rules could cause as many as half of all workers to lose their existing coverage.  Health plans would no longer be grandfathered if a business changes insurance companies (a common practice when employers shop for lower prices), raises deductibles more than 5%, drops any existing benefits, or evem increases co-pays by as little as $5.  [This is a big "We told you so!"]
CBS)  On Sept. 10, 2001, [one day prior to 9/11]  Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld declared war. Not on foreign terrorists, "the adversary's closer to home. It's the Pentagon bureaucracy," he said.

He said money wasted by the military poses a serious threat. "In fact, it could be said it's a matter of life and death," he said.

Rumsfeld promised change but the next day – Sept. 11-- the world changed and in the rush to fund the war on terrorism, the war on waste seems to have been forgotten.
[And now Obama has selected an appointee of our government to control the funds from BP]

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Danger to America; Reaction to Big Speech; Gov't Wants Journalism Takeover; And Teacher Bail-out; States Taking Oil Spill Clean-up into Own Hands; and Each Hispanic Voter Gets Six Votes!

True or not, this is interesting thinking:       This following was translated into English; from an article appearing in the Czech Republic, published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2010.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.
It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president." 
  "The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America .    
 Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince."
 The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.  
 It's less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.
[Something big is happening when even the most supportive of our President are now finding major fault with him.]  Newsweek wrote:  Somewhere between Pensacola and the Oval Office, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico went from an “assault” to an “epidemic”—and President Obama went from commander-in-chief to surgeon general. In Florida, he had referred to the disaster as an "assault" and spoke, at an Army post, in military terms, but by the time he got home he had changed the analogy to a medical matter.
Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Howard Fineman react to President Obama's Oval Office Address on the oil spill. Here are the highlights of what the trio said: Olbermann: "It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days." Matthews compared Obama to Carter. Olbermann: "Nothing specific at all was said." Matthews: "No direction." Howard Fineman: "He wasn't specific enough." Olbermann: "I don't think he aimed low, I don't think he aimed at all. It's startling."
 Another government take-over being tested:  Through a series of public forums, the last of which will take place in Washington on Tuesday, the commission has been gathering and analyzing an array of suggestions to help make the business of gathering and reporting news profitable again. A broad range of ideas — loosening antitrust statutes to allow news organizations to start charging for online content all at once; imposing a tax on iPads and other electronic devices to subsidize the cost of reporting; creating a public fund akin to AmeriCorps to pay young journalists — have been suggested.
President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.     [It is my humble opinion that perhaps if schools don't fund, as one is in California, buses of children to be taken to AZ to rebel against the immigration law in that state, perhaps we'd have more money to teach reading, writing and arithmetic - and less money to spend on social justice and political brainwashing!]
Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there's no time left to wait for BP, so they're taking matters into their own hands. In Fort Jackson, La., Jindal has ordered the Guard to start building barrier walls right in the middle of the ocean. The barriers, built nine miles off shore, are intended to keep the oil from reaching the coast by filling the gaps between barrier islands.
DESTIN — Okaloosa County isn’t taking oil spill orders any more.
County commissioners voted unanimously to give their emergency management team the power to take whatever action it deems necessary to prevent oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from entering Choctawhatchee Bay through the East Pass.
That means the team, led by Public Safety Director Dino Villani, can take whatever action it sees fit to protect the pass without having its plans approved by state or federal authorities.
Commission chairman Wayne Harris said he and his fellow commissioners made their unanimous decision knowing full well they could be prosecuted for it.
“We made the decision legislatively to break the laws if necessary. We will do whatever it takes to protect our county’s waterways and we’re prepared to go to jail to do it,” he said.
That freed Villani to take several actions deemed important to further armor the Destin pass without waiting for authorization from the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee and the unified spill command in Mobile.
Commissioners gave him the go-ahead to spend $200,000 to pay for an underwater “air curtain” designed to push oil up where it can be collected and $16,500 a day to operate and maintain it. 
That means the team, led by Public Safety Director Dino Villani, can take whatever action it sees fit to protect the pass without having its plans approved by state or federal authorities.
Commission chairman Wayne Harris said he and his fellow commissioners made their unanimous decision knowing full well they could be prosecuted for it.
“We made the decision legislatively to break the laws if necessary. We will do whatever it takes to protect our county’s waterways and we’re prepared to go to jail to do it,” he said.
That freed Villani to take several actions deemed important to further armor the Destin pass without waiting for authorization from the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee and the unified spill command in Mobile.
Commissioners gave him the go-ahead to spend $200,000 to pay for an underwater “air curtain” designed to push oil up where it can be collected and $16,500 a day to operate and maintain it.
That means the team, led by Public Safety Director Dino Villani, can take whatever action it sees fit to protect the pass without having its plans approved by state or federal authorities.
Commission chairman Wayne Harris said he and his fellow commissioners made their unanimous decision knowing full well they could be prosecuted for it.
“We made the decision legislatively to break the laws if necessary. We will do whatever it takes to protect our county’s waterways and we’re prepared to go to jail to do it,” he said.
That freed Villani to take several actions deemed important to further armor the Destin pass without waiting for authorization from the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee and the unified spill command in Mobile.
Commissioners gave him the go-ahead to spend $200,000 to pay for an underwater “air curtain” designed to push oil up where it can be collected and $16,500 a day to operate and maintain it. 
He has authority to, without a nod from the U.S. Coast Guard, deploy barges, weighted so that they’ll sit low in the water across the entrance to the pass.
He is also authorized to look into a slip curtain, another underwater oil-catching device.
 Americans thought differently about "our vulnerabilities" after the events of 9/11, Obama said, and the oil spill is "going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come."  The first thing that needs to be said is this: The only thing the oil spill and 9/11 have in common is nothing.
Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the UN and member of Barack Obama's cabinet, opened the door for the possibility of an international investigation into the U.S. military on Fox News Sunday yesterday. Here's the relevant part of the exchange: Chris Wallace: And a simple question: Would the U.S. accept foreign participation if this country were investigating actions by the U.S. military? Susan Rice: I think it depends on the circumstances, Chris. Naturally, this question came up during an exchange about the pro-Hamas flotillas that Israel prevented from reaching its shores.
Arthur Furano voted early — five days before Election Day. And he voted often, flipping the lever six times for his favorite candidate. Furano cast multiple votes on the instructions of a federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted to help boost Hispanic representation.
Voters in Port Chester, 25 miles northeast of New York City, are electing village trustees for the first time since the federal government alleged in 2006 that the existing election system was unfair. The election ends Tuesday and results are expected late Tuesday.
Although the village of about 30,000 residents is nearly half Hispanic, no Latino had ever been elected to any of the six trustee seats, which until now were chosen in a conventional at-large election. Most voters were white, and white candidates always won.
It's the first time any municipality in New York has used cumulative voting, said Amy Ngai, a director at FairVote, a nonprofit election research and reform group that has been hired to consult. The system is used to elect the school board in Amarillo, Texas, the county commission in Chilton County, Ala., and the City Council in Peoria, Ill.
The judge also ordered Port Chester to implement in-person early voting, allowing residents to show up on any of five days to cast ballots. That, too, is a first in New York, Ngai said.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Congressman Bob Etheridge, (D) N.C., a Man Who Needs to Lose His Job!!!! Or Be Arrested!!!!!

Democrats must be so proud.  Is this what his President means by telling his minions to "get in their face"?!  Congressman Assaults Student on Washington Sidewalk.  Congressman Etheridge is assaulting and threatening an ordinary citizen for whom HE works!!!  Where will this end?

Reeducation Centers; Employers to Quit Healthcare Insurance; Oil Drilling and Oil Spill

It's Flag Day - fly it proudly!
Glenn Beck, who is teaching us so much about the history of revolution in this country.  Read it, and get a better understanding of the true agenda of the Left:  This is a former FBI agent from 1982 exposing for the first time what he found while sitting in a room full of Weather Underground leaders, including Bill Ayers. Listen and remember.

VOICE: I brought up the subject of what's going to happen after we take over the government. You know, we become responsible then for administrating, you know, 250 million people. And there was no answers. No one had given any thought to economics, how are you going to clothe and feed these people. The only thing that I could get was that they expected that the Cubans and the North Vietnamese and the Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States.

They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counterrevolution and they felt that this counterrevolution could best be guarded against by creating and reestablishing reeducation centers in the southwest where we would take all the people who needed to be reeducated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I ask, well, what is going to happen to those people that we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists? And the reply was that they would have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further, they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. And when I say eliminate, I mean kill. 25 million people.
The Washington Examiner reports:  Internal White House documents reveal that 51% of employers may have to relinquish their current health care coverage by 2013 due to ObamaCare. That numbers soars to 66% for small-business employers.
The documents — product of a joint project of the Labor Department, the Health and Human Services Department and the IRS — examine the effects new regulations would have on existing, or “grandfathered,” employer-based health care plans.
But an early draft of an administration regulation estimates that many employers will be forced to make changes to their health plans under the new law. In just three years, a majority of workers — 51 percent — will be in plans subject to new federal requirements, according to the draft.  [But we dare not call this a de facto government take-over, right?
From Powerline comes this:  The administration has decreed a six-month moratorium on exploratory drilling in the Gulf, based on a report that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wrote for President Obama. Salazar claimed that a panel of seven experts selected by the National Academy of Engineering had peer reviewed his report. It turns out, though, that the seven experts never saw the recommendation for a moratorium, and in fact oppose it: The seven experts who advised President Obama on how to deal with offshore drilling safety after the Deepwater Horizon explosion are accusing his administration of misrepresenting their views.
Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defenses to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The UK Times can reveal.  [This has now been denied, but that could be for political reasons, not because it was truly disallowed.]
The Washington Examiner reports: In an interview with Politico's Roger Simon, President Obama says Republicans share blame for the Gulf oil spill because they would have objected if, months ago, before the spill, Obama had tried to take steps to prevent such a disaster. Of course, Obama did not attempt to take those steps, but the president says he would have been stopped from doing so if he had. Therefore, the GOP is to blame.
From Foreign Policy - The Cable:  When State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley refused to tell reporters which countries have offered assistance to help respond to the BP oil spill, the State Department press corps was flabbergasted.
"As a policy matter, we're not going to identify those offers of assistance until we are able to see, you know, what we need, assess the ongoing situation. And as we accept those offers of assistance, we will inform you," Crowley said.
Late Wednesday evening, the State Department emailed reporters identifying the 13 entities that had offered the U.S. oil spill assistance. They were the governments of Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations. 
"These offers include experts in various aspects of oil spill impacts, research and technical expertise, booms, chemical oil dispersants, oil pumps, skimmers, and wildlife treatment," the email read.
"While there is no need right now that the U.S. cannot meet, the U.S. Coast Guard is assessing these offers of assistance to see if there will be something which we will need in the near future."
The Obama administration has been relentless in its messaging that it is doing everything possible to aggressively respond to the oil spill. But for the record, the current message to foreign governments is: Thanks but no thanks, we've got it covered.
A State Department official, speaking on background, said that the decision not to initially release the names of offering countries came directly from the State Department leadership.
A Circuit Court judge cleared the way this week for a lawsuit filed by a group of DeKalb County residents who claim 126 wind turbines are there illegally and want them torn down. The wind farm was the subject of a Tribune story this March that highlighted the health complaints of residents living near the structures. Residents who live nearthe turbines, which are about 400 feet high from blade to tip, have complained of sleep disturbances, illnesses and vertigo from strobe-like flashes produced by the whirling blades.
From the UK Telegraph:  The special relationship is over. We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11. And now we see how Barack Obama’s administration repays us.
First, Obama declared that America was “neutral” over the sovereignty of the Falklands, ignoring the clear wishes of the islands’ population. And, second, his Assistant Secretary of State, Philip Crowley, snubbed Britain by failing to use their proper name and instead calling them the “Malvinas”.
I don’t know where Obama learned about diplomacy, but his stinks. I’m normally pro-American, but Mr Obama’s seeming support for Argentinian aggressors, who have no legitimate claim over the Falklands, is gratuitously offensive. So from today, I’m boycotting America as a tourist destination. This summer, I’ll be going to France, not California.
But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obama’s reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue.
If our American friends want to stop Obama shredding the respect the rest of the planet has towards America, they need to stop Obama’s destructive policies – and fast.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dennis Prager on America; Turkish Islamists Hide Evidence; Obama on BP;and Our National Security Strategy

Do watch        Dennis Prager (born August 2, 1948) is an American syndicated radio talk show host, syndicated columnist, author, and public speaker. He is noted for political and social views emanating from Judeo-Christian, Jewish, and American values. He defines the latter as E Pluribus Unum, In God We Trust, and Liberty (which includes small government). He is a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He taught Jewish and Russian History at Brooklyn College, and was a Fellow at the Columbia University School of International Affairs, where he did his graduate work at the Russian Institute (now the Harriman Institute) and Middle East Institute from 1970-1972. He has lectured in 46 states and on six continents and traveled in 98 countries and the 50 U.S. states. He speaks French, Russian, and Hebrew, and has lectured in Russian in Russia and in Hebrew in Israel. An avid classical music lover, he periodically conducts orchestras in Southern California.

Dennis Prager speaks:  It takes longer to watch the UTube video, so most of his words follows.   He defines the greatest threat to our country:
"We have not passed on what it means to be America to this generation."
[Following are quotes from his speech, some being slightly paraphrased:]
A society does not survive if it does not have a reason to survive.
The greatest generation did not teach my generation what Americanism is.
We believe in equality of birth, but not in equality of result.
There is a moral dimension to smaller government. Americans give far more charity than Europeans do.  The bigger the gov't, the worse the citizen.
They in Europe are preoccupied with how much time off, where will they vacation, when will they retire.  These are selfish questions, not altruistic. 
The very idea that the US is about to confirm to the Supreme Court a woman who has banned the military from her college campus gives you an idea of how deep this problem is.  That to the Democrats this is not disqualifying is a moment of darkness in American history.
This is not a Presidential election, and is the most important in modern American history.  It is a referendum on what we want our country to be.
Democrats have different values than America was founded on.  If we do not change both houses [in this election], we lose.
America will no longer be the world's last best hope of mankind....we are the force for good on Earth.  It was not peace activists who liberated Auschwitz, it was our military.
Do we trust the United States to increase good on Earth, or the UN?  The Left believes the UN is a greater force for good than the US.
The UN just elected Iran to their Commission on the Status on Women!  This is a country that tortures women....
I hope this [speech] invigorates you for the greatest fight in our history!

[Get out and vote in your state's Primary as well!   In Michigan the primary will be held on August 3.] 
Reuters news agency was caught cropping photographs of the Gaza blockade-running raid by Turkish radical Islamists, removing knives from the hands of the extremists and blood from the scene. Previously, in its coverage of the Lebanon war of 2006, Reuters was forced to retract altered images by a local photographer, Adnan Hajj, who manipulated photos to exaggerate damage, turn Israeli flares into missiles, and otherwise influence the reader towards sympathy with Hezbollah. Reuters fired Hajj and removed his work from its archive.
When asked by Matt Lauer if he has spoken directly to BP CEO Tony Hayward, the president said no and quickly defended his decision.Obama explained, "My experience when you talk to a guy like a BP ceo, he's gonna say all the right things to me. I'm not interested in words. I'm interested in actions." 
The next day Gibbs said that Obama hadn't called the President of BP because it is his Board of Directors who are in charge, not the President.  The latest in this saga is that after about 50 days, Obama has "summoned" the President to a meeting with Obama, probably to follow thru on his pledge to "kick someone's a__.     [It's the Chicago way, after all.]
[Once again proving that Obama wears an empty suit and is just not qualified to be our President, American Thinker writes:] From the first gushings of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, we have seen our president continuing to celebrate the presidential perks, gushing himself over the musical talents of Paul McCartney and the basketball talents of the Duke championship team. Yet it took President Obama twelve days to travel to Louisiana to view the hemorrhaging oil along the gulf coast. While blaming the Bush administration for a drilling project that his own Interior Department had approved, Mr. Obama still did not directly engage the chief executive officer of BP through the first six weeks of the crisis. When his Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, fired Elizabeth Birnbaum from her position as head of the federal Minerals Management Service (MMS), the president accidentally revealed his obliviousness while at a press conference. The Obama-Salazar administration had appointed Birnbaum to her critical post in July 2009 because the president was determined to reconstitute America's energy program, replacing seasoned experts on oil-and-gas exploration with climate-change advocates focused on expanding renewable energy. As reported by the New York Times
Before she took the job at [MMS], Ms. Birnbaum [...] had virtually no experience with the oil and gas industry, but that was seen as a plus, according to a top Interior Department official. She worked at the Interior Department in the last year two years of the Clinton administration on natural resource issues, leaving as an associate solicitor in 2001 to become a top lawyer and advocate for American Rivers, a conservation organization. Ms. Birnbaum had never supervised more than a few dozen people, and the problems at the agency were daunting.
The vision outlined in the 2010 National Security Strategy invites the grip of paralysis to render American power unresponsive to the threats of the 21st century.  Sacrificing national sovereignty, committing to international wealth redistribution, and institutionalizing blindness on the nature of Jihad and Sharia Law, the 2010 NSS represents a gross misreading of "the world as it is".

The aspirations set forth in the 52-page NSS released this May intentionally shape US domestic and foreign policy around a global integration agenda.  Defining the 9/11 attacks as a "transformative event" that revealed the "dark side" of globalization to the American people, the strategy aims to position the United States as the intellectual leader of a new international order that "promotes a just peace" and facilitates collective action to meet the challenges of our times.  To strengthen the admittedly flawed architecture of international institutions and their capacity to enforce international norms and the rule of law, a global engagement initiative serves as the central pillar of the Obama Administration's plan to secure America.  
the global jihadist movement, which has perpetrated over 15,000 attacks world-wide since 9/11, has been reduced to a second tier threat to America along with cyber attacks, failing states, regional and international crime networks, food insecurity, pandemic disease and ... climate change. 
The decision to elevate climate change to the threat level of jihadist terrorism amounts to a mockery of reason.  And second, while concerns over climate change may excite a number of progressive politicians that have dedicated their public service careers to punishing capitalists for having the audacity to establish a profitable job-creating enterprise, the Obama Administration's decision to push the Copenhagen agenda in the National Security Strategy amounts to nothing less than fear mongering. 
One question, then, remains for those among us who would guide our national security aright.  Is the Obama Administration's 2010 NSS case for assuming a lead role in the international order free of unnecessary political and economic restraints? 

Liberty stands before the guillotine.  It is up to the American people to refuse to kneel.
Hot Air opines: Some grim humor could be found earlier this week, in the spectacle of the President’s “deficit reduction commission” going over budget and running out of money.  The entire premise of the commission is absurd.  The deficit is not the problem.  It’s a symptom. The disease is government spending.  No administration or Congress dominated by Democrats has any chance of diagnosing this disease, let alone treating it effectively.  There is some chance the Republicans will do better, but only if we keep on top of them.