Friday, February 12, 2010

Thoughts for Friday

Big Brother is watching you
The Obama Administration wants to be able to track your location (or actually your cellphone's location) without a warrant. See CNET. Remember when Democrats loudly complained about the Patriot Act? About listening to suspected terrorist phone calls originating from overseas?

Pelosi blames Republicans for her troubles
Pelosi is blaming Republicans for a lack of bipartisanship. See MSNBC. She's nuts. Her other complaints about what Republicans are doing now is over the same things her party did when Republicans had a majority. And Republicans have been blocked several times when they have tried to add admendments to bills, only to have them thrown out by Pelosi and Reid, before a vote could be called.

The government and your children
Our First Lady's mission is fat children. We can all applaud her for that. But according to Julie Gunlock at National Review, Michelle Obama's plan starts with the Federal government, then the State governments, then the City governments, and then the parents. Shouldn't this be the other way around?

Dear Joe: Please shut up
And then there's Joe Biden. Didn't he want to divide Iraq into three separate nations? Didn't he oppose the surge? Didn't he generally oppose the war anway? Well, he's forgotten all that: "I am very optimistic about Iraq," he said. "I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration." He's also taking credit for the upcoming drawdown in troops; yet that was part of a Status of Forces agreement (what the military has with each nation) that was signed while Bush was in office!

Throw the bums out
The latest Real Clear Politics poll: 47 percent approve of Obama, 20 percent of Congress, and only 35 percent think the country is going in the right direction. According to a new NY Times/CBS News poll, less than 10 percent say members of Congress deserve re-election.

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