Friday, March 28, 2008

Iraqi Security Forces Not Quite Ready For Prime Time

Looks like all that time and money we spent (wasted) on training an Iraqi security force didn't really buy us all that much.....

In Baghdad, the Mahdi Army took over neighbourhood after neighbourhood, some amid heavy fighting, others without firing a shot.

In New Baghdad, militiamen simply ordered the police to leave their checkpoints: the officers complied en masse and the guerrillas stepped out of the shadows to take over their checkpoints.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Elected Representative From.....Where Else....Oklahoma Sez Gays Are Like Terrorists and Have the Same Impact as Cancer

Oklahoma House Rep. Sally Kern made an Easter Sunday appearance on KFOR-TV's "Flash Point" to face off with an openly gay pastor, elaborating on her recent leaked speech and defending her views.

"And, yes, I did compare it to being more dangerous than terrorism. And my point in doing that, gentlemen, was this: Everybody knows terrorism destroys and tears down, and that was the only analogy I was making is that the homosexual agenda, this lifestyle which is so destructive to individuals, is at the heart trying to tear down what is the bedrock foundation of our society, which is the family and traditional marriage."

"You don't really believe that Scott," asks panelist Michael Turpen of Pastor Jones, "is more dangerous than Osama bin Laden, do you?"

"I believe that the...homosexual agenda, and the lifestyle that it involves, is deadly to this nation.

"I wasn't saying that you guys were a cancer," the legislator says to Dr. Jones. "I was saying that the effect is the very same as a cancer."

Unbelievable that cretins like this can still get elected to public office in this country....Well, I guess it says alot about Oklahoma voters!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Clinton and McCain Baffled By Economics....Yet Still Think They Are Qualified To Be President

Here is a quote from Clinton talking about why she thinks it would be good to have Alan Greenspan running the Federal Reserve again as we head into a recession:

"[H]e has a calming influence still to this day on Wall Street -- don't ask me why because I never understand what he's saying..."

And here is a recent story about McCain's ignorance of economic matters:

At a recent meeting with the Wall Street Journal editorial board, Republican presidential candidate John McCain admitted he “doesn’t really understand economics”.

As we move toward recession/depression, are these really the people we want to lead us back toward prosperity?? I think we can do better!