Archive for the month of May, 2012

WSJ to the Class of 2012

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 under Domestic, Education, Politics

It’s Commencement Speech time of year again, and Brett Stephens of the WSJ Editorial Board has written the best one I’ve ever read. Everyone with a student in late HS or college should read it and have their student read it, too.

Stephens: To the Class of 2012

Attention graduates: Tone down your egos, shape up your minds.

By BRET STEPHENS

Dear Class of 2012:

Allow me to be the first one not to congratulate you. Through exertions that—let’s be honest—were probably less than heroic, most of you have spent the last few years getting inflated grades in useless subjects […]

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American Military Paroling Captured Taliban Killers to Kill Americans Again

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 under Foreign Policy and International, War and Terrorism

So now Obama is freeing Taliban killers captured on the battlefield.

I guess he thinks this is different from surrendering to the enemy, the same enemy killing our best & brightest kids, those willingly taking-up arms to defend an America whose leader is freeing their mortal enemies to come and kill them again.

It isn’t.

It’s surrender in all but name. And our willingness – on the part of our civilian AND our military leaders – to give these enemies another shot at killing our troops, is disgusting.

Did we parole Germans in WW2? No.

Did we parole Imperial […]

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You Should Vote for Obama in 2012, if….

Monday, May 7th, 2012 under Domestic, Politics, Taxes & Economy

If you think the numbers in the table below will lead to a better future for you and your family, you should vote for Obama in 2012.

On the other hand, if you recognize that the table below represents utter destruction of lives, hopes, families and dreams, and that, yes, this IS Obama’s fault, then you should vote for Romney, whether you agree with him on everything or not. (The economy inherited by Reagan from Carter(D), BTW, was worse than what Obama inherited from Bush – higher unemployment, worse prime interest rate, higher inflation. It is only conceit that allows […]

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Past Time to Leave Afghanistan

Monday, May 7th, 2012 under Foreign Policy and International, War and Terrorism

“Our mission in Afghanistan” is… what? Why?

Do Republicans, in their love of the military, just keep on fighting regardless of any semblance of reason… just because we ARE fighting? Do Democrats just reflexively run-away from a fight – any fight? I don’t really care right now with regard to Afghanistan. We seem to be at the point reached by Colonel David Hackworth, one of America’s most decorated soldiers, when he threw-up his hands in Vietnam and said he’d never allow HIS son to fight there.

A muslim zealot used Afghanistan to attack America. The then-government, which we had long […]

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