The Conservative Message From The Other Side…

The conservative message from the other side of the 

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We need a small army of Daniel Hannans here in the 
U.S.


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Evil Flourishes When Good Men Do Nothing

Fulfill your mandatory public service obligation for the daysend this video to an impressionable Obama supporter:



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Today’s America
Great post by a stalwart blogger

Obama’s False Choice

Rasmussen Reports

The 44th president is proposing to add more to the national debt than the first 43 presidents combined, doubling it in the next six years, and tripling it within the decade. But to talk about it in percentages of this and trillions of that misses the point. It’s not about bookkeeping, it’s about government annexation of the economy, and thus of life: government supervision, government regulation, government control. No matter how small your small business is — plumbing, hairdressing, maple sugaring — the state will be burdening you with more permits, more paperwork, more bureaucracy.


Read the rest of the article by Mark Steyn


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Ashley Biden Tape: VP’s Daughter Doing Cocaine?

60% View Pelosi Unfavorably


Can Obama Win Them Back?

The Telegraph gives us some insights into how Obama is perceived overseas.
  • While the troop surge in Iraq that Mr Obama so vehemently opposed has succeeded beyond his imaginings, the “good war” he championed in Afghanistan is spiralling downwards and there are dark mutterings on the Left about it becoming his Vietnam.
  • Mr Obama’s demands for more European boots on the ground in Afghanistan have already been rejected by the French and Germans.
  • The leak-proof, supremely well-organised campaign and the post-election transition that was hailed as being one of the smoothest in history are over. They have given way to an at times stumbling administration that struggles to fill the cabinet, botches its message and has all but abandoned the bipartisanship candidate Mr Obama promised.
  • Far from changing the world, Mr Obama has barely looked over his shoulder at it. 
  • During his first, chaotic weeks in power, Mr Obama’s focus has been almost entirely domestic.
  • Gordon Brown’s visit to Washington earlier this month was a public relations fiasco. Minutes before his meeting with Mr Obama in the Oval Office, British officials were still negotiating details with reluctant White House aides.
  • For some in Europe, the reality of a President Obama may disappoint. 

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World’s most alienating airport:

Welcome to the Democrats’ utopia…a nightmarishly impersonal and bureaucratic world.

AIG: The rest of the story

Imagine working 14-hour days — for a year  on a $1 salary with the understanding that at the end of the year, you would receive a financial reward for your hard work.  Then imagine how you would react if Congress, angry mobs and a state Attorney General decided to take it all away.  This is the other side of the AIG story.

The following is from a letter sent on Tuesday by Jake DeSantis, an executive vice president of the American International Group’s financial products unit, to Edward M. Liddy, the chief executive of A.I.G. 

It is with deep regret that I submit my notice of resignation from A.I.G. Financial Products. I hope you take the time to read this entire letter. Before describing the details of my decision, I want to offer some context:

I am proud of everything I have done for the commodity and equity divisions of A.I.G.-F.P. I was in no way involved in — or responsible for — the credit default swap transactions that have hamstrung A.I.G. Nor were more than a handful of the 400 current employees of A.I.G.-F.P. Most of those responsible have left the company and have conspicuously escaped the public outrage.

After 12 months of hard work dismantling the company — during which A.I.G. reassured us many times we would be rewarded in March 2009 — we in the financial products unit have been betrayed by A.I.G. and are being unfairly persecuted by elected officials. In response to this, I will now leave the company and donate my entire post-tax retention payment to those suffering from the global economic downturn. My intent is to keep none of the money myself.

I take this action after 11 years of dedicated, honorable service to A.I.G. I can no longer effectively perform my duties in this dysfunctional environment, nor am I being paid to do so. Like you, I was asked to work for an annual salary of $1, and I agreed out of a sense of duty to the company and to the public officials who have come to its aid. Having now been let down by both, I can no longer justify spending 10, 12, 14 hours a day away from my family for the benefit of those who have let me down.
Ed Morrissey’s reaction:

If the public threatens the safety of their families, the Attorney General threatens to prosecute them, and Congress threatens to take the money away they got paid for not seeking employment elsewhere, why should they stay?  And here’s an even better question: why should anyone take their place?   Would you work for $1 a year just so you could put your children in the gunsights of lunatics doing bus tours past your house and have the state’s top prosecutor pledging to come after you with all the tools at his disposal?  [snip]

This is what mob hysteria produces, and we can thank Congress and our “shaking with outrage” President for fomenting it.  They’ve put people in danger who had little to do with the actual wrongdoing, and deliberately encouraged the drooling, mindless reaction around the nation.  They’ve probably kneecapped any possibility of getting our money back out of AIG.  I hope people enjoyed their outrage parties, because we just paid $150 billion for them.


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Obama’s aunt fighting deportation

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Bailout!
Southpark’s demented take on how the treasury system works:


Obama’s Suicidal Policies

Obama has been working himself to the point of exhaustion trying to ensure that our economic crisis does not go to waste. If he can’t get our country on the path to European-style socialism now, he might never have a better opportunity. Thus the sense of urgency.

With all the hand waving, grandstanding and parochialism that has been on display lately, let’s not forget that there is at least one issue that is more important than our current economic woes: national defense.

While campaigning, Obama made several promises regarding national defense:
  • I will cut tens of billions of dollars in spending.
  • I will cut investments in missile defense systems.
  • I will not weaponize space.
  • I will slow our development of future combat systems.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that we live in a world that is as dangerous as it has ever been, Obama has provided every indication that he intends to keep these promises.

In the short time Obama has been president, he has shown that he does not take seriously the threats we face. He continues to insist that we can reason with madmen who have nuclear ambitions; he has begun to formulate serious plans to make significant cuts in defense spending, he has taken steps to halt the development of missile defense systems; and on the domestic front, Obama threatened to make cuts in support for military service-related medical care. These are not the actions I would expect from a commander-in-chief who understands the reality of the post 9-11 world.

The Heritage Foundation has produced an excellent documentary that exposes the life-threatening myths about defending America. 33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age tells the story of the very real threat foreign enemies pose to every one us. The truth is brutal.

33 Minutes is the definitive documentary exposing the untold vulnerability we all face and the action plan necessary to revive a defense system that America uniquely can develop, maintain, and employ for its own defense and the peace-loving world’s security.

Learn more
33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age


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Obama Tries to Break Down Rising Resistance Over Budget.
Here’s a great idea.
Reclaim AIG campaign contributions: Make members of Congress who have received campaign contributions from AIG — or any company paying bonuses — send the money to the Treasury.
Another Great Idea
Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors. Via: Humble Wife

What kind of president thrives on chaos?
Is it conceivable that a president would want matters to get worse?

33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age

Transcript of Obama’s News Conference, March 24


Obama: The buck stops with me…well it will…soon. But not yet.  The economy is still Bush’s fault.  Never forget that.


“Now, it’s important to remember that this crisis didn’t happen overnight and it didn’t result from any one action or decision. It took many years and many failures to lead us here.” 


[Transcript of Obama’s News Conference]