h/t Matt at Blackfive for steering me to Mrs. Greyhawk’s Mudville Gazette post that is a must-read.
A top Iraqi official visited wounded American troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to thank them for their part in ending Saddam Hussein’s rule in his country.
For the full article, check it out from CNS here. I want to post just a portion here:
“We have come â€¦ to express our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warriors, soldiers, in freeing the Iraqi people and in helping us in Iraq recover from tyranny and dictatorship,” Jawad Karim al-Bolani, Iraq’s minister of the interior, said through a translator to a handful of journalists in the lobby of the medical center.
“We also want to express our gratitude to the families of all these great men and women and express how important their sacrifices are for our nation,” he added.
Bolani’s visit with troops comes on the heels of Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) recent trip to the Middle East, where the Democratic presidential candidate caused a stir when he canceled a planned visit to wounded American soldiers.
Wow! I just saw a fantastic interview on Glenn Beck tonight. He had on Missouri’s State Treasurer, Sarah Steelman, who is currently running in the primary for the Governor’s seat. The segment was about Republicans losing touch with their conservative base, and really just losing their conservative ways in general.
I’m seeing lots of promising young conservatives lately, like Jindal, Palin, and now Steelman, so maybe there is hope for our future after all. Sarah, as State Treasurer, even dared to buck her state party by stopping payment on a check for a settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit. You go girl!
Watch Glenn’s interview here.
I’m still pissed about this whole government bailout that Bush signed today. I heard on the news tonight that $300 billion of the bailout went to help out 400,000 homeowners who are facing foreclosure. What? $300 billion for 400,000 home mortgages? WTF is that all about? Now correct me if I’m wrong because math is NOT my forte, but if my calculator and 0s came out correctly, isn’t that $750,000 per HOUSE? Seriously…are you kidding me?
My God in heaven… what in the hell is wrong with Congress? Oh, yeah… that’s right. A lot of them face re-election in November. So, this really wasn’t a “bailout;” it was a huge-ass bribe that the rest of us responsible Americans will have to pay for. But that doesn’t give Bush any excuse. And if you’re living in a $750,000 home and you need bailed out? Screw you! You don’t deserve it – you bought way above your means.
(Note: I realize the whole amount is not just going to be doled out to these 400,000 houses as a whole, and a lot of it will go to ‘administrative’ fees, but good grief. Enough already!)
I’m sure you all read the opinion piece last week by Andrew Klavan in the Wall Street Journal about what Bush and Batman have in common, especially when it comes to the new movie, The Dark Knight.
From Klavanâ€™s piece:
Like W, Batman is vilified and despised for confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand. Like W, Batman sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries when the emergency is past.
And like W, Batman understands that there is no moral equivalence between a free society â€” in which people sometimes make the wrong choices â€” and a criminal sect bent on destruction. The former must be cherished even in its moments of folly; the latter must be hounded to the gates of Hell.
Andrew Klavan appeared on Glenn Beck tonight and the two discussed the comparison. You can view the excellent interview here.
We have prime example #1 here in Georgia of why the government bailouts of mortgage behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as the individual losers who are facing foreclosure. Why the hell are we forking over taxpayer dollars to prop up government entities who could not control themselves, or pathetic social losers who not only buy/borrow above their means, but continue to want to suck at the government teat to bail their sorry asses out? I for one am sick of this entitlement shit. I work hard for my money, and I spend within my means. To hell with those of you who can’t or just refuse to do so.
Case in point: There’s a sorry-ass family here in the Atlanta area who was the once-in-a-lifetime beneficiary of the grandest of benevolent gifts anyone could receive; a mortgage-free home, plus $100,00 in cash by the builders. How did they get their new home? Why, they were “winners” on an episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”