Iraq – Obama wants to reduce troop levels to 3000 starting next year. Time will tell if this is a good move.
Al Gore – He is comparing global warming critics to segregationists from the 1960s. First, it was mostly Democrats that were the segregationists in the 1960s and secondly, this statement clearly illustrates that Gore understands very little about the science and math behind global warming models (if he did, he would use that argument instead of insane analogies).
Virginia Earthquake – Liberal radio and television personality, Thom Hartmann, is blaming the cause of the magnitude 5.8 quake on fracking. Fracking is the process by which natural gas is released from the earth. Unfortunately, Hartmann has absolutely no evidence or data to back his claims. And most importantly, Hartmann is not a seismologist.
Alan Krueger – Obama has tabbed Krueger, a University of Princeton Economic Professor, to be the new Chief Economist in his administration. Krueger believes that cap and trade creates jobs – enough said.
TSA – A former TSA employee, Minetta Walker, pleaded guilty to allowing a convicted drug dealer circumvent the screening process at Buffalo’s international airport.
Gibson Guitars – The DOJ raided Gibson Guitars for the second time to see if they are using illegal woods / ivory in the manufacturing of their guitars. It has been nearly two years since the first raid and no charges have been filed. I am glad to see the DOJ has its priorities set properly.
Onyango Obama – Obama’s illegal alien uncle, Onyango Obama, was arrested in Massachusetts for driving under the influence.
S&P 500 – The current levels of the index are around the same levels as in 1982.
Economy – Home sales in July fell 1.3% as the housing market continues to remain sluggish.
FEMA – The disaster aid department is short on money to confront damages made by Hurricane Irene. This is what happens when one, the government spends money it does not have and two, the government fails to prioritize for disasters. FEMA estimates they may have a 5 billion dollar short fall in required funding.
Kenneth Melson – The former head of the ATF was moved to the Office of Legal Policy and did not lose his job over his role in operation Fast and Furious. On the other hand, the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Dennis Burke, did resign because of his role in operation Fast and Furious.
Gay Education - The American Civil Liberties Union and the Alliance Defense Fund are going head to head over internet filters used by school administrators to block students’ access to gay educational and advocacy websites. According to the Washington Times, the ACLU has sent warning letters to school districts advising them that these filters are unconstitutional and must be removed to “avoid any potential litigation.” But David Cortman from ADF counters that “school districts shouldn’t be bullied into exposing students to sexually explicit materials.”
Afghanistan – A record 66 American soldiers lost their lives during the conflict in the month of August.
9/11 – The Obama administration is so afraid that 9/11 ten year anniversary memorial services might offend other people; they have outlined memorial service guidelines.
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