Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 5:05:50 PM by Sub-Driver
Fidel Castro calls Obama ‘conceited’ @ 2:24 pm by Bridget Johnson
“Comrade Fidel” was quick to dash the president’s optimism about easy rapprochement with Cuba, saying in a communique Tuesday that Obama misunderstood his brother Raul at the Summit of the Americas.
“The President added that the fact that Raul Castro had said his government was ready to talk with the US government not only about the lifting of the embargo but also about other issues, namely, human rights and political prisoners, was a signal of progress….There is no doubt that the President misinterpreted Raul’s statements.
When the President of Cuba said he was ready to discuss any topic with the US President, he meant he was not afraid of addressing any issue. That shows his courage and confidence on the principles of the Revolution. No one should feel astonished that Raul spoke about pardoning those who were convicted on March, 2003, and about sending them all to the United States, should that country be willing to release the Five Cuban Anti-Terrorism Heroes. The convicts, as was already the case with the Bay of Pig’s mercenaries, are at the service of a foreign power that threatens and blockades our homeland.
Movie Honors Holocaust Hero Robbed of Nobel Prize (Al Gore won in 2007 instead of Irena Sendler)
American Thinker ^ | 4/21/2009 | Marc Sheppard
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 5:08:04 PM by SeekAndFind
Sunday night, CBS aired the Hallmark Channel presentation of The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, the amazing story of the Polish Roman Catholic nurse and social worker who smuggled thousands of Jewish children to safety from the Warsaw Ghetto. If the name sounds familiar, it should — her failed 2007 nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize created quite a stir, particularly in light of who took the honor instead.
Then again, you may already be quite familiar with this woman’s incredible accomplishments. After all, before being captured by the Nazis, Irena Sendler managed to deliver 2,500 children and infants to Polish Catholic families who kept them from the gas chambers by raising them as though their own. She even supplied the false documents necessary to sustain the new identities. Hopelessly optimistic, she actually buried records associating each child’s assumed and birth identities in glass jars, hoping to one day reunite children with parents.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:12:17 AM by AmericanHunter
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry floated the idea of secession if the federal government continues to pursue an aggressive tax-and-spend policy, the mainstream media, as well as the political establishment, cringed.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews called talk of secession “whack-job stuff,” calling Mr. Perry a “bozo” and telling the Texas governor, “You don’t have a choice buddy.” Mr. Matthews’ colleague, Rachael Maddow, said Mr. Perry was “flirting to the point of adultery” by talking about secession, while commentator Thomas Frank reinforced the disconnect between the media and many Americans.
“What you’re seeing … what is one of the surprising things about these tea parties … surprising to people like you and me, is how mainstream extremism is in the Republican Party and the conservative movement,” Mr. Frank, author of Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, told Ms. Maddow.
But is the idea of secession a foreign concept to the American experience? Is talk of secession automatically treasonous? Is any secessionist movement doomed to be defined by the Civil War and exiled to the political wilderness?
“I think the biggest surprise to me was the outrage expressed by an individual who even thinks … along these lines,” U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, said yesterday on CNN’s American Morning.
As Costs Fall, Companies Push to Raise Internet Price
New York Times ^ | 4/19/09 | Saul Hansell
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:34:41 AM by steve-b
Internet service providers want to end the all-you-can-eat plans and get their customers paying à la carte.
But they are having a hard time closing the buffet line.
Faced with rising consumer protest and calls from members of Congress for new regulations, Time Warner Cable backed down last week from a plan to impose new fees on heavy users of its Road Runner Internet service.
The debate over the price of Internet use is far from over. Critics say cable and phone companies are already charging far more than Internet providers in other countries. Some also wonder whether the new price plans are meant to prevent online video sites from cutting into the lucrative revenue from cable TV service….
Posted on 04/22/2009 6:29:49 AM PDT by shortstop
I suppose next they’ll have an inquisition for Truman.
Probably the Obama Administration will want to indict him for war crimes having to do with the unpleasantness at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Repeat the new administration’s motto: America wrong, America wrong, America wrong.
Especially when it defends itself.
That’s what I think about these interrogation memos. By revealing their contents and vilifying their authors, the new Caesar can not only prosecute and destroy his political opponents, he can also further the emasculation of America’s will and capacity to defend itself.
You’ve heard about the memos, right? They were written in the first months after September 11 by Justice Department officials who had been tasked to define the border between acceptable and unacceptable.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
New law to ‘manage’ 8 million ‘volunteers’
Obama signs huge expansion of youth brigades legislation
Posted: April 21, 2009
10:03 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
President Obama today signed into law the “GIVE Act,” H.R. 1388, which expands massively the National Service Corporation and allocates to it billions of dollars, and one executive for the program now says it will allow for the “managing” of up to eight or nine million people.
WND has reported on the plans to assemble such a corps ever since Obama told a campaign stop in Colorado Springs in 2008 that he wants a “Civilian National Security Force” as big and as well-funded as the U.S. military.
The bill includes a “National Service Reserve Corps” whose members have completed a “term of national service,” “training” and “not less than 10 hours of volunteering each year.”
In a conference call with reporters on the plan, Alan Solomont, the chairman of the Corporation for National and Community Service, said the 75,000 current members of the AmericCorps program “leverage” about 2.2 million volunteers, and the total of all such volunteers who are managed through the federal program total about four million.
He said the possibility with the expanded authorization and funding means that up to eight or nine million could be involved.