Framing the Dialogue

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Americn Individualism

The first thing that I learned about Margaret Hoover is that she is the great-granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover (I loved his dam).  She spent the first part of the book trying to edit the image many of us were taught about his legacy as president.  She made a nice effort and provided an endearing look at his life. American Individualism, however, was really about “how a new generation of conservatives can save the Republican Party” and that was the part that interested me.

She introduced me to a new generation, The Millennials, who were born between 1980 and 1999, and of whom I am a parent to three, are the newest and perhaps powerful voting block;

Update – True American Hero – Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Obama’s Justice Department is hot on another “criminal” as they have gone after Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Maricopa County in Arizona. In an AP (Adulterated Press) story the federal government has “found that Arpaio’s office committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including unjust immigration patrols and jail policies” and one official “called it the most egregious case he has seen or reviewed in professional literature.” Big Brother (Eric Holder) has given Arpaio until January 4, 2012 to decide if he wants to work out an agreement with Obama/Holder.

Camel’s Nose – Libya Style

I am starting to feel more and more like a conspiracy theorist these days. The timeline and events in the Middle East and Libya in particular have me wondering. We have so-called popular uprisings in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, and Libya. None of them have been particularly peaceful yet the World Order chose Libya in which to intervene. Why Libya? They do have oil, but from a geopolitical standpoint they are less disruptive than Syria (though the fact that they hate Israel like most U.N. members may be a factor). Egypt under Mubarak had been a decent ally to the West and fairly peaceful so you would think that would be a better place to try and influence even though Mubarak didn’t use his military to attack the protestors.

News Briefs – Volume XXIV

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

Brief 1: In the town where ground troops first met in battle during the Civil War (Manassas, VA or Bull Run for you northerners) another battle is looming. Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) held a press conference yesterday proudly announcing that 160 “foreign nationals” (illegal aliens) were arrested. All was not joyful in the story however as local politicians reminded that ICE has a slushy record regarding detaining illegals even when they have criminal records.

United Against U.S. Nations

The United Nations was founded in 1945 against the backdrop of World War II and had lofty goals to ease international disputes, provide security, improve economic development and improve human rights.  There are few who would argue against these goals even today, but did the United Nations experiment deliver?  It delivered, but not really on any of those promises.  Here we are 65 years later and the world has many disputes, security seems to be worse, we are in a severe economic downturn, and the UN is attacking the United States for human rights violations.

Immigration I Can Live With

Relax I am not for open borders allowing a bunch of people to overtax our economy.  I am thinking about a forced immigration policy where we can go and drag a person back to our side of the border.  We would overly compensate the individual for their inconvenience and allow familial visits or suggest that they bring their family with them.  We could even substitute a similar person.

News Briefs Volume VII

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

This edition is all about Obama’s bad week though Americans who rely on the mainstream media missed most of the implications.

Brief 1:  Obama and his employees Tim Geithner (Treasury Secretary) and Ed Whitacre (Government Motors CEO) were all a tizzy when GM paid back part of their TARP loans…with interest.  GM even made a commercial to announce the success of the program.  This news of such a government success couldn’t come at a better time for Obama as he looks to take over Wall Street.  Unfortunately Sen. Chuck Grassley and some others (including the Inspector General for the TARP program) read the fine print on the alleged payback…with interest.  Grassley stated;

Comprehensive (kom – pri – hen – siv)

Comprehensive is defined as:

“So large in scope or content as to include much.”

Synonyms:  complete, broad, wide, full, sweeping, exhaustive, extensive.

What does Wolf Blitzer think:

“I think what we try to do is bring the news to our viewers in a very comprehensive responsible way”  This is CNN?

Can you use it in a sentence?

Politicians often use the word comprehensive when they introduce a piece of legislation when the want the American people to think they are being thoughtful and forward-thinking.  Most citizens who pay attention know that when an elected official uses the word comprehensive to describe a bill, a rule, a policy, etc. that it actually means that it is full of things they do not want you to really know about.   [Okay that is two sentences]

Don’t Give Me Your Tired Immigration Debate

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
with silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

                                                  Emma Lazarus

The next few years promise to include a lively debate about immigration.  The mainstream media can be expected to paint conservatives as anti-immigration and liberals as pro-immigration.  These are typical media narratives and highly predictable.