Maybe the House of Representatives can simply declare Australia to be part of Kenya and those make their new Prime Minister designate, Tony Abbottt, a natural born American citizen? From Daniel Hannan, Telegraph: Australians like their politicians blunt and pugilistic, and Abbott is certainly that. But his detractors often miss, or affect to miss, his […]
The Snark of the Day, from Robert Stacy McCain: Remember: The media elite are your intellectual superiors. The proof of their superiority is that they’re on TV, and you’re not. As say CNN anchorette Deb Feyerick is seriously dumb. The asteroid will miss the Earth by some seventeen thousand miles, and will no sense be […]
,. T’he Slut of the Day is Kathy Griffin, from Jawa Report: Kathy Griffin Goes Down On Anderson Cooper Three Times On Live Television, Offers To “Tickle His Sack” At least Monica did the Lewinsky in private. Was Griffin attempting to perform a libido check on Anderson? Oh well, it was on CNN. Nobody saw […]
Bullies, as anyone who has dealt with them before will tell you, tend to be not all that bright. And look, I know I’m hardly the first to the first to notice this, but Joe Biden would seem a prime example. They also tend to be rude, obnoxious and overbearing. Think about it, gang. If […]
‘Pubs to Holder: It is the jobs stupid, from Byron York, Washington Examiner: There are many areas in which Republicans and [Attorney General Eric] Holder are likely to disagree, but the most contentious could be immigration, starting with the enforcement of federal laws to prevent the employment of illegal immigrants. Ask Smith what he’ll be […]
David has been rightly chiming in on the Keith Olbermann business. It’s kinda like observing a train wreck. But I have to tell you that I look at this situation and have to wonder if there isn’t a connection between his sudden dismissal…. (OK, suspension, but you and I both know we won’t be back… […]
Pirates – 11, Navy – 0, Dana Hughes and Kirit Radia from ABC News: A U.S. Navy ship has sunk a pirate “mother ship” in the Indian Ocean and captured 11 pirates, and then promptly let them go. While those five pirates remain in custody, the 11 captured Thursday were allowed to leave in small […]
Henry Waxman is the new Ken Lay. It has been said the an honest man has nothing to fear. The demorats are sweating bullets. The Obami fear, honest accounting, from the Washington Examiner Dems fear honest Obamacare accounting Remember the Enron scandal in 2001, which drove a bipartisan majority in Congress to demand far-reaching reforms […]
Is Secretary of Transportation acting as representative of the People, and making a good faith effort to protect the safety of the public; or is LaHood acting as a shill for General Government Motors, and trying to drive down the value of a competitor? Read the story: (CNN) – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood caused a […]
Not in my wildest dreams would I believe that a US official could be so stupid as to say something like this in the face of unrelenting facts.
And intriguing enough is that it happened on CNN, whose reporting tends to be as supportive of the Obama administration as possible.
Of course, this is coming from the leader of the same department that earlier this year targeted “right-wing extremists” as high-risk for recruiting new members and conducting terrorist activities.
About the only spin one could put on this is that “…the system worked, but it’s broke”. That perspective behind a statement like this is part of the problem. Saying that everything worked like it’s supposed to but it’s not supposed to work that way just leaves one wondering how much thought is going into the design of the process that is supposed to be protecting our country.
Clearly the system is broke. To think that someone who has been identified as a terrorist risk like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab could be allowed onto a passenger jet without careful screening is just insane… and there are 500,000 people on the list he was placed on a month ago! As I shared in my piece at the Des Moines Register yesterday, the entire focus [...]