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Carter: Poor Hezbollah Has No Anti-Aircraft Weapons


Read former President Jimmy Carter’s own account of his recent trip to Paris, Lebanon, and Syria and see if you don’t agree.  Of course, this is just another page in a long history of Carter’s demonization of Israel and defense of terrorist organizations.

Carter heaped praise on Lebanese, Syrian, and even Hezbollah officials and uses the report to create a portrait of these three groups working to achieve peace.  At the same time, he never misses an opportunity to give the reader the impression that Israel is the only thing standing in the way of a peaceful Middle East.

Contrast the following two quotes taken directly from Carter’s report:

Hezbollah refrained from meeting with us but expressed approval of our election monitoring. The big issue was that Syria and Lebanon were moving toward mutual diplomatic recognition and exchange of ambassadors after decades of Syria’s assumption that there was no boundary between the two.


Israelis are also occupying the northern (Lebanese) 2/3 of a small village named Garjaa. The general showed us a graph of the many flights of Israeli planes over all parts of Lebanon, averaging about a dozen each day. Neither Hezbollah nor the Lebanese Armed Forces have any anti-aircraft weapons for defense.

No mention of past Syrian attempts to assasinate Lebanese political leaders. No mention of Syrian assistance to Iran in supplying Hezbollah terrorists with the weapons to practice their trade. Reading Carter’s words leads one to believe the conflicts between Lebanon and Syria amount to little more than two schoolboys arguing over a cheap toy.

Carter also fails to mention Hezbollah’s offensive attacks against Israel that led to the 2006 war and resulted in the current Israeli military operations along the border.  To lament the fact these terrorist dogs lack anti-aircraft weapons is unexpected, even from someone as anti-Israeli as Carter.  But there it is, in his own words.  Carter is saddened by the fact that Hezbollah terrorists can’t shoot down Israeli planes!

Carter evidently doesn’t remember when Israel pulled out of Lebanon, after 20 years of occupation, that Hezbollah swooped in and filled the vacuum.  The same Hezbollah that was controlled and assisted by Iran and Syria and the same Hezbollah that lauched the attacks that started the 2006 war. 

Then after all of this ridiculous nonsense Carter has spewed, he closes with a paragraph that intentionally paints the terrorist organization Hamas as a harmless group of professionals.  Yes, Hamas.  Here, read the quote that makes my stomach turn and destroys any previous illusion I held that Carter was a good man who simply had some mistaken views…

In the afternoon Bob, Hrair, and I met with Khaled Mashaal and his fellow Hamas politburo members, all of whom are scientists, medical doctors, or engineers – none trained in religion.

Is it not unbelievable that a man in Carter’s position would intentionally mislead the world into thinking that Hamas is not an organization run by and consisting of radical Islamic terrorists?

In the past I thought of Carter as a good man with many opinions that I simply disagreed with.  After reading these words, his own words, I am now convinced that he is an evil man, an anti-Semite whose vision of the world is skewed by the glasses of racism and bigotry–against Jews.

December 26, 2008 Posted by | Middle East | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

MN Court Helping Dems Steal Election



ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s highest court on Wednesday ruled against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman’s attempt to keep dozens of possible double votes from Democratic-heavy precincts out of the long-running U.S. Senate recount, but left the door open for a lawsuit.

The state Supreme Court unanimously denied Mr. Coleman’s request for a temporary restraining order to block the votes, which the Coleman campaign contended were duplicates that mostly favored Democratic rival Al Franken. The court upheld the state Canvassing Board’s ruling on the matter.

The court’s decision leaves Mr. Coleman with fewer ways to make up ground in the recount, where he now trails Mr. Franken by 47 votes.

Associate Justice Alan Page made it clear the issue of duplicate ballots was unresolved and said the court’s ruling was not binding in a future lawsuit.

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December 26, 2008 Posted by | Election 2008 | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lies, Misrepresentations, and Omissions from UAW


The UAW has published talking points on it’s website (and in pdf format) in an effort to get its members to sell the public on Bush’s Socialist bailout.  As we would expect, only those with some substitute for brains between their ears would believe this package of greatly exaggerated lies.   Let’s see what the union expects Americans to believe.

UAW Talking Points on Socialist Bailout of GM and Chrysler

  1. It’s good news that loans have been released to keep America’s auto factories open.
    • Good news for workers and their families at automakers, dealers, suppliers and others who are part of the auto industry that emergency bridge loans have been released to help America’s auto companies weather the current financial crisis.
    • This will help save millions of jobs, thousands of companies and hundreds of billions of dollars for taxpayers.
    • All this could have been lost if one or more automakers were forced into liquidation.
  2. A victory for UAW members and auto industry stakeholders.
    • Against tall odds, UAW members and others who are part of the auto industry carried out a successful grassroots campaign to save jobs.
    • We convinced a majority in the House and Senate and the White House to back legislation for emergency bridge loans.
    • When a minority of senators blocked passage of this critical bill, President Bush reversed his position and agreed to release Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) funds to help the auto industry.
  3. The UAW appreciates President Bush’s action to release these emergency funds, but we’re disappointed he attached strings which unfairly single out workers.
    • These targets were not in the bipartisan legislation which passed the House of Representatives and which won support from a majority of senators.
    • It’s unfair and unworkable to single out one group to bear the burden of restructuring the auto industry. We will work with the Obama Administration and the new Congress to have these unfair targets removed.
    • To succeed in rebuilding our industry, all groups must participate — management, directors, dealers, suppliers, bondholders and workers.
  4. Hard work still ahead.
    • In the coming months, we’ll work with all stakeholders to create a viable long-term future for the auto industry.
    • This will include top quality cars for consumers and building the fuel-efficient cars of the future and key components here in the United States.
    • Sacrifices will be required from all stakeholders.
    • Working together, we can succeed — the same way we won support for the emergency bridge loans which will help save American jobs and American companies.

I guess this is good news for UAW workers who cost the auto companies ~$70 per hour and for the overpaid executives who’ve run these once great countries into the ground.  It’s not good for those of us who will be taxed to subsidize the bloated, inefficient, and incompetent businesses which continue to lose market share.  And it’s not good for our children who will inherit Uncle Sam’s ever-increasing debt which will act as a ball and chain as they step out into the world and attempt to secure their place in it.

The #2 talking point fails to mention they successfully secured this Socialist bailout to the detriment of free market principles and the system of checks and balances our forefathers considered essential to our republic.  And exactly how does spending billions (which also practically guaranteeing spending many more billions in the future) to prop up an unsustainable, unprofitable business model save the taxpayer “hundreds of billions of dollars?”

I guess the UAW has forgotten that Gettelfinger seemed inclined to make concessions when the Socialist bailout was in doubt, but quickly changed his mind as soon as the check was in the mail.  It seems he was willing to say whatever it took to get the loans that would enable him to retain power, but his words were like so many empty promises.

And finally, sacrifices will be required by all stakeholders and all other Americans (who have no stake in the American auto industry) and future generations of Americans to subsidize a poorly run industry that’s most likely to continue making the same mistakes that have led to its current predicament.

Sorry Little Piggy Gettelfinger, we’re still not buying it.  Learn to live by the same rules the rest of us have to live by.

December 26, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

GOP meeting eyed for top post hopefuls

by  at The Washington Times

A power struggle that will determine the future leadership of the Republican Party has broken into the open as dissatisfied Republican leaders pushed for a meeting early next month that they hope will be the first step toward ending Washington-based control of the party.

In a move seen as a backlash against years of control of the Republican National Committee (RNC) by allies of President Bush and their District-based consulting firms, several senior members of the party’s governing body are working to call an extra meeting to hear from all candidates for national chairman three weeks before the election for the post is scheduled.

The effort is seen by party insiders as an attempt to allow all six candidates for chairman to have an equal shot at the job, rather than giving an edge to the incumbent chairman, Robert M. “Mike” Duncan.

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December 26, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama’s Phony Health Care Facts

from The Foundry

The ‘Participant Guide‘ for President-elect Barack Obama’s Potemkin ‘health care community discussions’ is includes an ‘Over of the Problem’ section that is filled with false facts. The false claims include:

“Large medical bills have contributed to half of bankruptcies and foreclosures.” This widely reported factoid simply isn’t true. Bankruptcy expert George Mason University law professor Todd Zywicki writes: “The conclusion is based on a study in Health Affairs. Reviewing the study, it appears that the estimate that 50% of bankruptcy filings are precipitated by a “serious medical problem” cannot be supported based on what that study actually examined.”

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December 26, 2008 Posted by | Obama | , , , | Leave a comment

Obama Weekly Radio Address 12-20-08

As usual, preceded and followed by the shameless ad as Obama continues to seek financial gain from his position as POTUS-elect, here’s Obama’s radio address from last week.

This week, Obama stresses that government policy will return to science based policy, “especially when it’s inconvenient.” He announces his appointment of Dr. John Holdren as “Assitant to the President for Science and Technology.

What he doesn’t say, or at least doesn’t put into words, is we’re going to make a concerted effort to break any ties America may have with those pesky principles associated with the Judeo-Christian belief system. You see, that’s what the left really means when they try to convince you the right doesn’t support the advancement of science and technology.

The left attempts to ridicule opposition to stem cell research, human cloning, and global warming as the result of some right wing conspiracy to suppress knowledge, ignoring the fact that all of their theories on these issues are nothing more than conjecture and reactionary responses. They also refuse to acknowledge that unfettered access to capital to explore them poses real risk of results that would be as harmful as those they envision would be helpful.

Well, enough of that rant. Here’s your weekly radio address by President-elect Barack Hussein Obama.

December 26, 2008 Posted by | Obama | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Uncle Sam as Santa Claus

Spotted at ARRA News Service

Best political cartoon I’ve seen in a while!

Merry Christmas kids! Be sure to thank Uncle Sam.

December 26, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , | Leave a comment

UAW to taxpayers: $%^@ you!

from Michelle Malkin

Well, it will come as no surprise to you that the union thugs have thrown concessions under the bus and are looking to Barack Obama to fork over all the money they need without strings attached. They promised they would abandon any wage cut proposals as soon as President Bailout, er, President Bush, announced the $17 billion auto “rescue” package.


Yep, this is no surprise at all:

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December 26, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment