Friday, July 25, 2008

GW: Call Congress back to vote on offshore drilling

A post at IBD Editorials suggests that GW should do what Harry S. Truman did with a do-nothing Congress: invoke the Constitution and call them back to Washington to vote on offshore drilling.

Call Congress Back To Vote On Drilling
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted Friday, July 25, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Leadership: When it comes to giving relief at the pump by drilling for more oil, this is truly a "do-nothing" Democratic Congress. President Bush should give 'em hell like Harry Truman did.

Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution states that the president "may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both houses" of Congress. On more than two dozen occasions in our history, presidents have done just that, forcing the Senate and House of Representatives to meet on extraordinary matters of defense or economic peril.
Sixty years ago this month, President Truman called such a special session to shame into action what he labeled a "do nothing" Republican Congress. He dubbed it the Turnip Day Session, because of the day on which it began. According to folklore in Truman's native Missouri, "On the 25th of July, sow your turnips, wet or dry."
Congress refused to do Truman's bidding in the session, but the bold move saved the president's political skin. He defied the odds that November and was re-elected — largely because the public came to view the 80th Congress as in the grip of a cowardly paralysis.

As the article suggests, it would help consumers and the economy, build a better brand image for the Republicans, and put the dhimmicrats in their place. Call 'em back, GW!

Read the entire article here.

Big Surprise: Saudi textbooks still preach anti-Western hate

An article posted yesterday at Investors Business Daily Editorials cites a new study by the Hudson Institute that anti-Western rhetoric is rampant in their schoolkids' textbooks. Surprise!

Textbook Terrorism

Islamofascism: A new study confirms our "ally" Saudi Arabia is still poisoning young Muslim minds with anti-Western textbooks. So? Its hate-filled graduates are enrolling at our colleges.

The Hudson Institute reviewed the 2007-08 textbooks distributed by the Saudi Ministry of Education and found that, despite promised reforms, the kingdom still teaches students to "hate the infidels."

According to their website, the "Hudson Institute is a non-partisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom. "

The texts assert that it's "permissible" for a Muslim to kill an "apostate," an "adulterer," a "homosexual," as well as non-Muslims practicing "polytheism," or Christianity.

The violent ideology is introduced in a religion textbook in the first grade and reinforced and developed in following years of the public education system, culminating in the 12th grade where a text instructs students that it's their religious duty to do battle against infidels in order to spread Islam.

The 12th-grade book glorifies "martyrdom" as "noble" and defines "jihad" as an "effort to wage war against the unbelievers." Jihad, it asserts, is the "pinnacle of Islam."

Many of these jihad-infused 12th-graders are flooding U.S. campuses right now, thanks to a post-9/11 "good will" gesture by the White House to reward more than 20,000 young Saudi men with student visas. King Abdullah had asked for the deal and got it — in part because he promised to reform the textbooks.

The curriculum is not confined to the kingdom; the oil-rich Saudi government is exporting it far and wide.

They really don't need to worry about distributing their textbooks -- they just reflect what's in the Qu'ran. See Robert Spencer's The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). It's been well-documented how the Saudis are founders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the source for most of the islamic anti-western rhetoric in the world.

Read the complete article here.

Obamessiah: The next JFK? Not so much...

Today's Investor's Business Daily cartoon. Visit their website for more.

"Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what your country can do for me to embellish my resume."


Obamessiah Gaffes from IBD

Investor's Business Daily has an interesting piece posted yesterday about all of the Obamessiah's gaffes.

Barack's Obama-isms
Posted Thursday, July 24, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Media: The gaffes Barack Obama has committed would have crushed the typical Republican politician. But the reporters who can't get over Dan Quayle's misspelling of "potato" have little to say about their man's slip-ups.

Sometimes it's hard to tell if Obama is really fouling up or simply puffed up when he tries to live up to his media-fed image as a leader ready for prime time.

...While the media have ensured that Obama's communication skills are now widely viewed to be impeccable, it's obvious that when the man doesn't have a teleprompter in front of him, he tends to mangle both facts and language.

How else to explain his "Face The Nation" comment that the leaders he would meet in the Middle East and Europe are the ones "who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years"?

Had a Republican candidate said that, he'd have been suspected of some dark plan to shred the Constitution and institute martial law.

Read the entire article here.

Obamessiah on the Holocaust

In the fawning lovefest of the Obamedia yesterday in Israel, some reporter had the audacity to ask the Obamessiah (h/t Debbie Schlussel):

"Senator can you assure Israel that there will be no second Holocaust despite Iran's threat to wipe us off the map?" he asked.

Obama demurred, saying that it wasn't appropriate to answer the question there.
"This is Yad Vashem!" the journalist responded.

Obama said he would answer the question at a later press availability.

Yad Vashem is the Israeli Holocaust museum, and so far, the Obamessiah hasn't answered the question.

You may have heard there is little man named Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has vowed the destruction of Israel via nuclear weapons, in a tiny little powerless country called Iran. A man that wants to end all Christian and Jewish civilization. A man the Obamessiah said he would meet with unconditionally.

The leader of the most powerful nation on Earth cannot hesitate to answer an unequivocal "yes" to this question. This man has NO business in a job for which he is unqualified.

Scary. Very scary.

Oh, by the way, as much as we conservatives dislike Juan McCain, here was his response:

John McCain initiated the conversation about a second Holocaust, brining(sic) it up himself and saying he'll assure it won't happen. Barack Obama had to be asked, and he still couldn't bring himself to answer.
Conservative voters, you CANNOT sit this one out! As much as we despise the idea of a RINO POTUS for the next four years, anything is better than this douchebag.

My question for the hesitation: was it because he doesn't think Israel deserves to survive (as any good-thinking closet mooslim should think), or is he afraid to stand up and defend our ally?

If either of these reasons is correct, it's just wrong. Very wrong.

UPDATE: Just noticed an interesting quote on Debbie Schlussel's site on this post:

Before he got to Israel, don't ever, ever forget what he wrote in his book: From Audacity of Hope - 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

God help us.

So Bill Clinton was the first black president, the Obamessiah will be the first mooslim president.