Saturday, January 2, 2010
The Muslim Among Us
Obama's Denial Syndrome Is Revealing
|Charles Krauthammer -- Washington Post -- January 1
A terrorist war Obama has denied
Janet Napolitano -- former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of homeland security -- will forever be remembered for having said of the attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: "The system worked." [...]
The reason the country is uneasy about the Obama administration's response to this attack is a distinct sense of not just incompetence but incomprehension. From the very beginning, President Obama has relentlessly tried to play down and deny the nature of the terrorist threat we continue to face. Napolitano renames terrorism "man-caused disasters." Obama goes abroad and pledges to cleanse America of its post-9/11 counterterrorist sins. Hence, Guantanamo will close, CIA interrogators will face a special prosecutor, and Khalid Sheik Mohammed will bask in a civilian trial in New York -- a trifecta of political correctness and image management. [...]
Any government can through laxity let someone slip through the cracks. But a government that refuses to admit that we are at war, indeed, refuses even to name the enemy -- jihadist is a word banished from the Obama lexicon -- turns laxity into a governing philosophy.
|Fox News sc
Reality Check: Obama expected to lower sights in 2010
President Obama took office promising a new era of bipartisanship, a wave of international cooperation and a full plate of domestic reforms touching everything from health care to immigration. -- That was last year. The Obama of 2010 looks to be a little less idealist, a lot more realist...
|Nile Gardiner -- London Telegraph
Rush Limbaugh: An essential voice of protest in America
Like millions of conservatives in the United States I was very relieved to hear that Rush Limbaugh has made a full recovery after being rushed to hospital earlier this week suffering from chest pains. But I hope also that millions of liberals will share the same sentiment, both out of compassion as well as respect for free speech...
|Tony Romm -- The Hill -- Washington
Healthcare bill 'rich' for challenges on constitutionality
Democrats' healthcare legislation is a "target-rich environment" for constitutional challenges and legal battles, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) wrote on Saturday. -- The bill's provisions for an insurance coverage mandate, a manifest Medicaid expansion and new insurance exchange all violate key sections of the country's guiding legal document...
|KOLD-TV -- Tucson
Arizona could be weeks away from going broke
You can bet that getting finances in order is the top resolution for the State of Arizona. -- It will get an early test this month. -- A massive education payment is expected to drain state resources down to zero. -- What happens next will affect anyone who works for or with state government...
|KWTX-TV -- Waco
Texas grandmother led big green-card marriage scam
Maria Refugia Camarillo played matchmaker for her family members for more than two decades and many times over, prosecutors say. -- Camarillo, known as Cuca, found spouses for her children, her nieces, a nephew and even her three teenage grandchildren...
|Glenn Spencer -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.
American Patrol Report's Person of the Year
Next month I will have been fighting in the illegal immigration arena, full-time, for eighteen years. Throughout this entire period I have witnessed lawlessness and a conspiracy of the left to advocate lawlessness. It was rare indeed to see someone in a position of power to have the courage to actually fight back...
|Los Angeles Times
Ron Paul's ideas no longer fringe
For three decades, Texas congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul's extreme brand of libertarian economics consigned him to the far fringes even among conservatives. Not a few times, his views put him on the losing end of 434-1 votes on Capitol Hill...
|New York Times
U.S. loan effort seen as adding to housing woes
The Obama administration's $75 billion program to protect homeowners from foreclosure has been widely pronounced a disappointment, and some economists and real estate experts now contend it has done more harm than good.
|Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com
Obama's presidency at tipping point
I have good news to share: If his former supporters continue to abandon President Barack Obama and his radical agenda at their current rapid rate, and I suspect they will, you will have a happier 2010 than you could have imagined just twelve months ago. -- By quietly dismantling immigration enforcement, pandering to the ethnic identity lobby...
|Dr. Paul L. Williams, PhD -- New Media Journal
Why is Islamberg now a ghost town?
The Wall Street Journal reports this week that U.S. investigators are discovering that more and more young Muslims are vanishing from mosques, madrassas, and Islamic centers. -- The disappearances, the Journal notes, are raising grave concerns among FBI and Homeland Security officials who fear that an onset of jihadist activity will take place on American soil in the near future...
|National Public Radio
Congressional ethnic hustlers to shift focus to amnesty
The packed legislative agenda of 2009 left little room after health care, climate change and the financial overhaul to tackle immigration issues. -- The last time President Obama even broached the topic of illegal immigrants before Congress was during his September speech on health care, and frankly, things didn't go so well...
|North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.
Gang task force building rigged to explode
Hemet -- A saboteur piped natural gas into the unmarked building that houses the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force, an act police said Thursday they believe was done to rig an explosion. -- Gang task force members heading into the Hemet office around 8:30 a.m. Thursday smelled a rotten-egg odor added to natural gas... [Related item]