Wouldn't It Be Nice?
Wouldn't it be nice to hear Charles Gibson on ABC World News Tonight report that "the U.S. military has succeeded in clearing 50 percent of improvised explosive devices in Iraq while simultaneously improving force protection"?
Wouldn't it be nice to hear Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News quote Maj. Marc Young, a Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesperson, saying that "With every operation Coalition Forces conduct we are further degrading and destroying the al-Qaeda in Iraq network"?
Wouldn't it be nice to hear Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly News report that the "South Baghdad economy is booming again"?
Wouldn't it be nice to hear Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hold a press conference after these reports and thank the President for his steadfastness in leading our country in the war on terror; or maybe she could just praise the troops for the tremendous progress in Iraq?
Wouldn't it be nice to hear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid come out and say that although he really believed at the time that the war was lost, that he gratefully comes forward to say he was wrong and praise the great American military for a magnificent job?
Wouldn't it be nice to see John Murtha come out and apologize to the Haditha Marines for wrongly accusing them and asking for their and all Americans forgiveness? ...
Do the major three networks just not know that these things are occurring in Iraq or do they choose not to report them? Are these three politicians oblivious to the truth?... While I personally challenge the patriotism of the three news organizations and the three politicians, let's just say for argument's sake that I am out of line. Well then it is clear that all six are playing politics with this war and that means their politics come before their patriotism. Wouldn't it be nice if that were not so?
Brookes News Update
Obama's economic folly and Paul Krugman's hypocrisy: Barrack Hussein Obama's economic policy is one of incredible stupidity. He plans to bludgeon the economy with massive tax increases while flooding it with astronomical spending. Is this bloke a genius or what
Our lousy monetary policy and economic commentary: The principal reason for the lousy state of monetary management and economic commentary is due entirely to a failure of those paid to know better to comprehend the real nature of money, the true force behind inflation and the existence of a capital structure. In short, massive ignorance
Supermarkets, size and competition: Supermarkets are frequently cited as an example of anti-competitive behaviour where the big boys have used their economic muscle to squeeze out much smaller competitors. This view has given rise to three major complaints about supermarkets
Chavez decrees more Castroism - then backs off: Chavez' attempt to abolish the separation of powers, force judges and prosecutors to collaborate with the newly-decreed secret police, and impose draconian sentences on those who resisted his totalitarian law blew up in his face when the people took to the streets. And this is the brute that some in the media assert has shown 'his democratic credentials'
Will Obama be a Constitutional Obamination?: Obama believes that judges should rule according to their 'hearts (meaning they should agree with his ideology) instead of the Constitution. Only someone with complete contempt for the Constitution and the democratic process could hold such views
Post-Bush Boom: Republicans are offering voters a progressive alternative, progressive in that if it is followed, it will advance, rather than set back, the economy. With gasoline prices having gone past $4 a gallon and giving no indication they'll turn back soon, the Democratic Congress, which thinks that seizing oil companies' profits will cut prices at the pump, clearly has no answers to rising energy prices
The end of greenism: It hasn't quite hit the radar of the Liberal Democrats, but as the price of gasoline soars above $4 a gallon, and here in California it's closing in on $5, they're going to be facing a hard choice with no good options
Will political correctness destroy America?: The idea that Islam is a 'Religion of Peace' would be merely comical but for the stakes involved in underestimating the evil power of Islam. Incredibly, despite mounting evidence to the contrary around the world, there are Americans who are unable or unwilling to recognize the threat Islam presents, not just so-called 'radical Islam', but Islam in its entirety
Leftism brings economic catastrophe: It is no accident that the most poorly governed countries with the worst economic indicators are those with leftwing governments
EU treaty: Leaders praise Gordon Brown's courage: "European Union leaders have heaped praise on Gordon Brown's "courage" in keeping the Lisbon Treaty alive by ignoring Ireland's No vote and UK public opinion to complete Britain's ratification. The Prime Minister found himself in the uncomfortable position of being lauded for defying British opinion as EU leaders met to discuss ways to push ahead with the Lisbon treaty despite the Irish rejection. Over dinner in Brussels, EU leaders set an October deadline for the Irish government to come up with a way to ratify the treaty, which requires the approval of all 27 member-states to take effect. Despite publicly promising to respect the Irish vote, EU states led by France are leading a campaign to pressurize Ireland into agreeing a second referendum." [Ireland should threaten to join NAFTA instead. Their welcome to an economic union with the USA and Canada would be enormous]
More MSM shrinkage -- Heh!: "The McClatchy Company, one of the nation's biggest newspaper chains, said this week that it would cut its work force by 10 percent, or around 1,400 people, after having already eliminated about 2,000 jobs over 18 months. As the newspaper industry suffers through both a long-term contraction and a sluggish economy, McClatchy has been hit harder than most, because it relies heavily on the troubled California and Florida markets. McClatchy reported that for the first five months of the year, its revenue dropped 14.2 percent from the prior year, the NY Times reports. The deepest cut will hit the Miami Herald, one of McClatchy's largest papers, which told its staff that it would eliminate 250 jobs, or 17 percent of its work force.
Congressional Democrats openly endorse communism: "I thought communism was dead. But it appears to have risen like a phoenix on Dianabol -- at least in the minds of Congressional Democrats and Obama supporters. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) wants oil refineries to be "owned by the people of the United States." In other words, he'd put refineries in the hands of big government -- presumably a new agency. Say, the Department of Refinining and Gas Rationing. Interviewed on Fox, Obama supporter Malia Lazu of Oil Change International essentially stated that Hugo Chavez was on the right track when he nationalized Venezuela's oil industry. "This isn't shareholders' oil, this is our oil."
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