Archive for April, 2009

Chrysler Files For Bankruptcy

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

No surprise really. Chrysler is a much different company structure wise then General Motors. What I find interesting the remarks from President Obama:

“This is not a sign of weakness but rather one more step on a clearly chartered path to Chrysler’s revival.”

And how about this?

“I have every confidence that Chrysler will emerge from this process stronger and more competitive”

My question would be “Isn’t this also true for General Motors”? Would have been a lot cheaper for the US taxpayers.

Jon Stewart Is An Idiot

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I pretty much had that opinion of him already. He is a comedian that wants to be taken seriously. Stick to comedy Jon. His latest is that Truman is  a war criminal for dropping the bomb on Japan.

Jon, you need to do some research intot his area before you go and make statements like that. I would start with the book Code Name: Downfall. As for your statement we should have dropped the bomb out in the ocean then threaten Japan to surrender or else. Lets examine history. We dropped it on a city and Japan did not surrender. We had to drop it on another city and then they believed us. Now you could argue that if we had dropped it in the ocean first then perhaps we might have only had to destroy one city. That would be a valid argument to make. It tends to go go against all military strategy for winning a war dating back hundreds of years, but we could debate that at least.

But to flat out say Truman was a war criminal due to dropping the bomb shows how far off the cliff he left has gone these days.

UPDATE: Jon Stewart has since apologized for saying President Truman is a war crimnal.

Oh Please Senator Snowe

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Senator Snowe of my state (Maine) has an op-ed piece in the New York Times. I love how she ends her piece:

“It is for this reason that we should heed the words of President Ronald Reagan, who urged, “We should emphasize the things that unite us and make these the only ‘litmus test’ of what constitutes a Republican: our belief in restraining government spending, pro-growth policies, tax reduction, sound national defense, and maximum individual liberty.” He continued, “As to the other issues that draw on the deep springs of morality and emotion, let us decide that we can disagree among ourselves as Republicans and tolerate the disagreement.”

I couldn’t agree more. We can’t continue to fold our philosophical tent into an umbrella under which only a select few are worthy to stand. Rather, we should view an expansion of diversity within the party as a triumph that will broaden our appeal. That is the political road map we must follow to victory. “

Oh please Senator. You try to push yourself off as being fiscally conservative but your voting record says otherwise. Most recently just look at your vote on the stimulus bill. Individual liberty? Sorry, I recall how you have voted on Second Amendment issues in the past, and your office defending you by showing pure ignorance.

I’m all for diversity, as long as the core beliefs you outlined are a line in the sand. They don’t seem to be for you. Perhaps you should join Senator Spector on the other side?

The Government is Officially Taking Over GM

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Larry Kudlow covers the details.

Up next, the banks. Isn’t fascism wonderful? Someday the bill will come due and I’ll owe my son a huge apology for what what we did.

My One Question For Arlen Specter

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Couldn’t you have taken my senators, Snowe and Collins with you? I’m with Michelle Malkin, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

On a more serious note, Specter was most likely going to lose in the Republican primary (he was 20 points behind in the last poll). So he sees switching parties the best chance at remaining in office. For those that don’t know, Specter was a registered Democrat until he switched parties in 1965. He holds no strong aalligance to any one party, just which ever one he thinks will keep him in office.

Good Post on Michelle Malkin’s Blog Post on Global Warming

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Actually mainly focused on MSNBC’s four-part series called “Future Earth“. Check out Michelle’s post MSNBC vs. Local Weatherman.

Mary Ann Glendon Declines Award From Notre Dame

Monday, April 27th, 2009

I wrote before about President Obama appearing at Notre Dame and receiving an honorary degree. My thoughts are still the same in regards to this matter.

Now Mary Ann Glendon is declining Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal. I like this paragraph by her, sums things up nicely:

“First, as a longtime consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, I could not help but be dismayed by the news that Notre Dame also planned to award the president an honorary degree. This, as you must know, was in disregard of the U.S. bishops’ express request of 2004 that Catholic institutions “should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles” and that such persons “should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.” That request, which in no way seeks to control or interfere with an institution’s freedom to invite and engage in serious debate with whomever it wishes, seems to me so reasonable that I am at a loss to understand why a Catholic university should disrespect it.”

The Press Would Have Raked Bush Over The Coals

Monday, April 27th, 2009

But not their golden boy, President Obama. If Bush during his time in the hite House had flown a plane by the Statue of Liberty, just for a photo op, Daily Kos , Moveon.org, and the other lefties would have been in fits. No worries here, all is well. Mayor Bloomberg did have this to say:

“The good news is it was nothing more than an inconsiderate, badly conceived and insensitive photo op with the taxpayers’ money,”

The bad news is it was taxpayer’s money.

Track The Swine Flu via Google Maps

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Kind of interesting, check it out

H1N1 Swine Flu Tracker

UPDATE: They moved to a new server

Free Roxana Saberi

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

It is an outrage what is happening to Roxana Saberi.  The US government needs to put more pressure on the Iranian government to secure the freedom of Saberi. She is not the only journalist being held in prison by the Iranian government and the government’s of the world need to work to secure their release.

Today is her 32 birthday and she is spending it in an Iranian prision where she is currently on a hunger strike. Keep her in your thoughts.

Free Roxana Website