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Tuesday News Round up

  • Well, it is nice to see the big man under the microscope. Murdoch gave the time-honored excuse that he knows nothing. The excuse sounded much better coming from Schultz.

  • A lot of conservatives would like us to believe that Ronald Reagan did nothing besides cut taxes. This is not true. This is not even close to being true. Reagan raised taxes just after his big tax cut. It was the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982.
  • WE really don’t pay that much in taxes. That’s the problem. Yes, there are some individuals that are overtaxed. I think that small businesses making between $50,000 and $500,000 have too much paperwork and tax stuff to keep up with. They can’t easily hire some dude to keep up with all of the taxes and regulations that they are forced to comply with. This is completely different for big business.

We are the blue line near Mexico and Chile.

  • Austerity will not work by itself. It simply will not. The IMF has written a paper explaining why austerity will not work.
  • Mitt’s big donors don’t have endless wealth.
  • The fight for Wisconsin is really getting under way. This is one of the most important election cycles in the last 20 years.
  • It is Obama’s duty to prevent an economic meltdown. He has to use every tool in his toolbox, including the 14th amendment. Bill Clinton agrees.
  • One of Tiger Woods’ mistresses has reportedly returned $10 million in hush money. Seriously. She had been given enough money to keep her and her family secure for the rest of her life, but she returned the money. Money isn’t everything, but in this economy where jobs are here today and gone tomorrow you can’t or shouldn’t simply assume that you can make it on your own. I wish her luck. I suspect that there is a book deal and a reality show on the horizon.
By |2011-07-19T12:40:22-04:00July 19th, 2011|Domestic Issues, Media|Comments Off on Tuesday News Round up

McCain's Rebuttal OpEd

Now, it order to be fair, I’m posting Senator John McCain’s article. This article is less of a thoughtful discussion and more of a “He’s wrong and I’m right” position paper. The New York Post published this article. I find this interesting. The crown jewel of the Murdoch empire would be the Wall Street Journal, but McCain’s article isn’t published there. Instead, it is published in the tabloid daily of the New York Post.

The New York Times has their response to NOT publishing McCain’s rant.

(Emphasis added is mine.)


EDITORS’ NOTE: The New York Times wouldn’t print this oped from the GOP candidate.

AS he took command in Iraq in January 2007, Gen. David Petraeus called the situation “hard” but not “hopeless.” Today, 18 months later, violence has fallen by up to 80 percent to the lowest levels in four years, and Sunni and Shiite terrorists are reeling from a string of defeats. The situation is full of hope – but considerable hard work remains to consolidate our fragile gains.

Progress has been due mainly to an increase in the number of troops and a change in their strategy. I was an early advocate of the surge at a time when it had few supporters in Washington. Sen. Barack Obama was an equally vocal opponent.

“I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there,” he said on Jan. 10, 2007. “In fact, I think it will do the reverse.”

Now Sen. Obama has been forced to acknowledge that “our troops have performed brilliantly in lowering the level of violence.” But he still denies that any political progress has resulted. Perhaps he’s unaware that the US embassy in Baghdad has recently certified that, as one news article put it, “Iraq has met all but three of 18 original benchmarks set by Congress last year to measure security, political and economic progress.”

Even more heartening has been progress that’s not measured by the benchmarks:

* More than 90,000 Iraqis, many of them Sunnis who once fought against the government, have signed up as Sons of Iraq to fight against the terrorists.

* Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has found the will to crack down on Shiite extremists in Basra and Sadr City – dispelling suspicions that he’s merely a sectarian leader.

The surge’s success hasn’t changed Sen. Obama’s determination to pull out all of our combat troops. All that has changed is his rationale. (more…)

By |2008-07-22T23:57:20-04:00July 22nd, 2008|Election 2008, Iraq|1 Comment

Today's Worst Persons

Today’s Worst Persons in the World

  • Gretchen Carlson of Fox”News” for threatening Scott McClellan
  • Mike Gallagher for just being extremely clueless.
  • Murdoch for his boldfaced lie.

By |2008-06-02T22:12:39-04:00June 2nd, 2008|Countdown|Comments Off on Today's Worst Persons
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