Archives for: August 2011
By Carole on Aug 31, 2011
If there was any question that next month's special election in New York's 9th congressional district will be a referendum on President Barack Obama's policies, yesterday's New York Times endorsement removes all doubt. Not surprisingly, the left-leaning paper's editorial board has chosen to support Democrat David Weprin in the September 13 contest to replace disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner. But the reasons given for that support have little to do with the candidate's qualifications and everything to do with the Obama agenda.
By Carole on Aug 30, 2011
New York Assemblyman David Weprin, the Democrat running to replace disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-New York), decided not to attend a scheduled debate Monday night against Republican Bob Turner. The Weprin campaign cited a series of reasons over the hours between the candidate's decision to back out and when the debate was supposed to take place, but Team Turner may have hit it on the nose when they accused Mr. Weprin of hiding after showing a frightening lack of knowledge about one of the most important issues facing the nation.
By Carole on Aug 29, 2011
By Carole on Aug 28, 2011
Throughout the Arab Spring and into the Arab Summer, the rest of the world has waited and watched with hope that the citizen uprisings throughout the Middle East replace dictatorships with systems of government that embrace freedom and justice. The United States and its NATO allies have been so supportive of these rebellions, that they joined forces with the rebels in Libya and played an important role in driving Muammar Gaddafi from power. But in their first move on the international stage, the de facto post-Gaddafi government has announced Libya will not extradite the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing.
By Carole on Aug 27, 2011
With the nation teetering on the brink of a double dip recession, President Barack Obama returned from his $50,000 a week vacation and delivered his weekly radio address. There was no mention of his promised new ideas for job growth and helping the poor and middle class. There was no comment on the re-estimated 0.7% economic growth for the first half of the year. Instead, there was a seemingly benign attempt to use the upcoming anniversary of the September 11 attacks to encourage Americans to participate in a National Day of Service and Remembrance.