If you thought that the Boston Marathon bombings would preclude a repeat of presidential apology tours on foregn soil — like President Obama’s 2009 pilgrimage to Cairo to beg the sharia law-loving Muslim Brotherhood’s forgiveness of American presidents not named Obama for backing Egyptian leaders who wouldn’t arm suicide bombers bound for pizza parlors in Tel Aviv — you would be wrong:
It’s Earth Day again, boys and girls. And what does that mean? It means another Earth Day proclamation from the White House.
But this one has to be read to be believed. For those who lack the time or patience to wade through 650 words of self-congratulatory piffle, herewith the condensed version, with all the well-deserved pats on the back of this president by this president [emphases added]:
The Pax Americana continues to disintegrate, and the crack-up continues to circle around the “Great Crossroads,” the junction of Asia, Europe, and Africa where everything affects everything else. The latest chapter in the saga features Cyprus, where a stand-off between the EU and German voters has closed banks and ATMs to Cypriots, who would like to withdraw their cash before it is subjected to a 6.75% or 9.9% confiscation. The Cypriot parliament voted on Tuesday against accepting the EU/IMF deal to restructure the nation’s debt. Continue reading
CNN’s Roland Martin deems the post-Campaign 2012 Republican Party “autopsy” premature based upon election results at the state level and former House Speaker Tip O’Neil’s “all politics is local” admonition:
On the national level, the GOP controls the U.S. House of Representatives while Democrats control the U.S. Senate and the Oval Office.
As delightful a world without snakes and other reptiles may be, Patrick has been honored as the patron saint of Ireland since at least the seventh century for driving out polytheism from the Emerald Isle with a three-leaved shamrock symbolizing the Holy Trinity.
‘In the Wizard of Oz,’ it takes Dorothy a concussion-induced nightmare to reach the conclusion there’s no place like home. In real life, it is going to require more than a bonk on the noggin to knock some sense into a president who appears intent on walking away from an immense energy windfall here at home (read: the Keystone XL pipeline) to explore Emerald City alternatives.
Incivility. It is a word that tripped off the lips and pens of liberal commentators great and small after the deadly 2011 shootings in Tucson that ended the political career of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. One of the most vocal critics of the right’s incivility in word and deed was The New York Times, which ran more than one finger-wagging editorial and found column inches for more of the same from its opinion columnists.
A report released on Friday by the U.S. State Department contains potentially good news for the economy and dreadful news for the “party of science.” The report notes that an environmental impact study of the latest proposed route of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline indicates it will not harm the environment.
Despite his having once struck a Superman-like hands-on-hips pose, standing before a statue of the Man of Steel, no less, Barack Obama is no Superman. If anything, he is Superman’s opposite, Bizarro, minus the big muscles.
In Obama’s upside-down, inside-out universe, what he calls “spending cuts” actually translate to new revenue.