Archive for June, 2011
“Because of all the sacrifices my parents made so I could grow up as a U.S. citizen, I’m acutely aware of how special it is to be one. I want nothing more that to honor my parents by giving my children the game gift of freedom and opportunity they gave me. Yet I fear our generation will the be the first to pass onto their children a diminished economy.”
Sen. Mark Rubio, from the introduction to The Great American Awakening by Sen. Jim Demint
I hate to see folks like this retiring…one of the few conservative, realistic journalists in a media full of stary-eyed nincompoops who’ve never had to grub for a profit, only show up at 9:00 AM for a paycheck. The ilk of Charely Reese are few and far between…I’m so very sorry to say.
This came to me on the web….
A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL Be sure to Read the Poem at the end. Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel… He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end. This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat.
CAIR loses non-profit tax status
Dear L. J.,
Ben Smith’s column in Politico (below) reported late last week that CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has been stripped of its non-profit tax status by the IRS. What’s more, note CAIR’s less than candid explanations for what happened (highlighted below).
Among those who follow these matters it is common knowledge that CAIR has not filed its 990 non-profit tax return for the past three years.
Dr. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist. Interesting view on our president. Dr. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism.
Dr. Vaknin States “I must confess I was impressed by Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident — a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling.. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such quasi “religious” impact on so many people.
OBAMA’S OWN WORDS TRAP HIM:
2008: ”Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney’s private assassination team.”
2011: ”I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden.”
2008: ”Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be captured alive and given a fair trial.”
2011: ”I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden.”
2008: ” Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be interrogated.”
2011: “Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led to our locating Bin Laden.”
Who’s The Boss?
A recent morning’s example is typical of what’s happening in the country.
The hotel dinning room opens at 6:00 AM, or so says the front desk. What a surprise, no one in the dinning room; clanking coming from the kitchen. If I was truly in a hurry I would have wandered into the kitchen and shouted out, “is anyone awake?” But rather I found a booth, seated myself, and went to work on my laptop. After ten minutes I would have come to a slow boil (no morning coffee = grumpy), but I realized there was free coffee in the lobby, so I fetched a cup and was content until 6:15 when the lady showed up with an “I had some prep to do.” Being an old fashioned boy, I presume the prep would be done BEFORE opening…which is why it’s called, “prep.” As I was in North Dakota when this happened, I was not shocked to receive a seemingly sincere apology from the lady. Had I been in California….