Friday, May 20, 2011

Mayor Ed Koch [Democrat] Says He Will Change Parties Due to Obama Israel Policy

Mayor Ed Koch [Democrat] Says He Will Change Parties Due to Obama Israel Policy: "Democratic senior statesman Ed Koch says Israel is facing its “most dangerous and critical period” and he is ready to break with his party in the next presidential election over President Obama’s policies on the Middle East.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, the former New York City mayor said, “Mitt Romney correctly summed it up when he said that President Obama has once again thrown Israel under the bus."

Rudy Takala -- Past & Future Visions for the GOP

Rudy Takala -- Past & Future Visions for the GOP: "An irony this has produced in our current political climate is that one presidential candidate who lacks many practical advantages, such as youthfulness or the credibility of ever having held a statewide office, is doing better in polls today than his competitors. In a CNN poll conducted from April 29 to May 1, Rep. Ron Paul trailed Barack Obama by seven points, 52 to 45 percent.

His performance was superior to every other Republican candidate. Mitt Romney, who holds every traditional practical advantage from resources to a willingness to compromise, trailed President Obama by eleven points."

Tucson SWAT Team Defends Shooting Iraq Vet 60 Times

Tucson SWAT Team Defends Shooting Iraq Vet 60 Times: "A Tucson, Ariz., SWAT team defends shooting an Iraq War veteran 60 times during a drug raid, although it declines to say whether it found any drugs in the house and has had to retract its claim that the veteran shot first.

And the Pima County sheriff scolded the media for 'questioning the legality' of the shooting."

Apple Orders Technicians to Feign Ignorance About Mac Malware

Apple Orders Technicians to Feign Ignorance About Mac Malware: "Apple hopes that if it pretends that malware doesn't exist its customers will believe so too. Apple techs are under strict orders not to help customers who are suffering from malware infe Employees claim ~6 percent of Macs are now infected by malware, though many Mac owners are convinced their computers are 'immune' to such problems. (Source: Cult of Mac) Microsoft actually helps protect its customers from malware programs and acknowledges they exist. It even offers its customers free protection. (Source: iTech News Net) Jobs and company hope to keep customers ignorant of the truth"

Lawmakers Demand Explanation From White House as Libya War Deadline Arrives

Lawmakers Demand Explanation From White House as Libya War Deadline Arrives: "Asked about the requirements in the law, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney cited the president's ongoing consultation with Congress and claimed his actions 'have been and are consistent with the War Powers Resolution.' He said the White House would continue to consult with Congress, adding that the administration would 'welcome an expression of support' from lawmakers."

America’s “Arab Deception”

America’s “Arab Deception”: "As Adolf Hitler noted, “all propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” Certainly the writers handing US President Barack Obama his “Middle East speech” had a particularly ignorant audience in mind. Holding to the narrative that the “Arab Spring” uprising were spontaneous Obama would parrot, “It is not America that put people into the streets of Tunis and Cairo — it was the people themselves who launched these movements, and must determine their outcome.”

However, the “Arab Spring” was entirely engineered, prepared for, activists trained, funded, and equipped by the United States, years in advance, based on successes and experience garnered from decades of extraterritorial meddling. In particular, a coalition between the US State Department, NGOs, corporations, and organizations entirely contrived for the sole purpose of fomenting unrest in foreign nations, began as early as 2008 preparing for what is now unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa."

Jewish Freepers: What are you hearing this weekend?

Jewish Freepers: What are you hearing this weekend?: "Given the news this week regarding the President's speech and Israel, and the Israeli Prime Minister's visit to our country, I'm interested in the reaction of Jewish Americans to these events.

Obama enjoyed an 80% support from Jewish voters in this country in the last election. Will he enjoy the same support in 2012?

What are Jewish American leaders saying about the President's position on the Arab - Israeli Peace talks?

What are you hearing in your local communities? Are your neighbors concerned?

Are American Jews worried about the future of the Jewish State, given the President's policies in the Middle East?"

Obama's anti-Israel speech should surpise no one

Obama's anti-Israel speech should surpise no one: "The citizens of the United States elected a President who attended a strict Muslim madrassa (parochial school) for two years. Our current Commander-in Chief, while an impressionable young boy between 6 and 10 years old, bowed down toward Mecca five times a day while praying to Allah. He studied the Koran, including Sura 7:166, Sura 2:65, and Sura 5:60 and its repeated calls for the transformation of Jews into apes and swine.

Barry Soetoro was indoctrinated, as were millions of young Muslim boys, in the same anti-Semitism that has always been taught in the Muslim madrassa's for the past thousand years.

Let's be very clear, Barry Obama surrounds himself with anti-Semitic advisors who relish the elimination of the Jewish state, attended a church for 20 years where the clergy spewed anti-Semitic hate, and now bows, scrapes and sends millions of US taxpayer dollars to Muslim countries and terrorist groups such as Hamas, who are the most lethal anti-Semites on the planet."

The Rapture Is Not Saturday -- It's Tonight

The Rapture Is Not Saturday -- It's Tonight: "The end of the world will be at exactly 6 p.m. on May 21, 2011, says Camping, who along with his organization, Family Radio, are behind those billboards across the country forecasting the Rapture this Saturday. The Rapture, the Last Days, Armageddon and the Final Days of Judgment are all interchangeable. It's when God will destroy the Earth to show his love for humanity.

Is that Eastern Standard or Pacific Standard Time?

Neither, says Camping, whom I interviewed recently for my online news show TYT Now. The Rapture is at 6 p.m. on May 21, 2011, where ever it's 6 p.m. first, with the 'fantastically big' world-ending event taking place on a time zone by time zone basis.

That means we can expect the Rapture to start when it hits 6 p.m. at the International Dateline at 180 Longitude -- roughly the between Pago Pago, American Samoa, and Nuku'alofa, Tonga. We'll know it's Judgment Day because there will be an earthquake of previously unprecedented magnitude, Camping predicts."

Ron Paul to Obama: Stop Dictating to Israel

Ron Paul to Obama: Stop Dictating to Israel: "In a statement released after the president's speech, Thursday, May 19, 2011, Congressman Ron Paul took Barack Obama to task. “Unlike this president, I do not believe it is our place to dictate how Israel runs her affairs.'

Ron Paul's statement, released immediately after the speech, reflected the congressman's long held views against American leaders meddling in the affairs of other countries. “Israel is our close friend,' the statement reads, 'While President Obama’s demand that Israel make hard concessions in her border conflicts may very well be in her long-term interest, only Israel can make that determination on her own, without pressure from the United States or coercion by the United Nations.'...."

Holder Files Murder Charges to Provide Cover for Obama Regime

Holder Files Murder Charges to Provide Cover for Obama Regime: "ISSA: “Yeah, there are dead Americans as a result of this failed and reckless program. So I would say that it hasn’t gotten enough attention, has it Mr. Attorney General?”

Later, after enduring all he could stomach of Holder’s reverence for his own department’s phony investigation of the ATF, Issa finally rebuked the self-important bureaucrat, saying “We’re not looking at straw buyers, Mr. Attorney General. We’re looking at you. We’re looking at your key people…who should have known about this…and whether or not the Justice Department is basically guilty of allowing weapons to kill Americans and Mexicans.”

Of course, no one who has learned his arrogance at the knee off the Oval Office Crown Prince of Conceit will allow himself to be beaten down with subpoenas or contempt of Congress hearings.

So Holder has chosen a new tack."

Exercise Your Right To Choose, America

Exercise Your Right To Choose, America: "According to Newton County Sheriff Don Hartman Sr., random house-to-house searches are now possible and could be helpful following the Barnes v. STATE of INDIANA Supreme Court ruling issued on May 12th, 2011. When asked three separate times due to the astounding callousness as it relates to trampling the inherent natural rights of Americans, he emphatically indicated that he would use random house to house checks, adding he felt people will welcome random searches if it means capturing a criminal."

Those Nasty Dahlgren Papers A clear view into the Yankee-Marxist worldview � ~ BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Those Nasty Dahlgren Papers A clear view into the Yankee-Marxist worldview � ~ BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G ~ (BLOG & EMAIL): "For my part, I do not doubt that the Dahlgren Papers were genuine, because they so clearly reveal the Yankee (Marxist) worldview: do whatever you have to do to your adversaries, no matter who or what gets killed or destroyed. After all you have to break a lot of eggs to make an omelette—and the end does justify the means, no matter what."

New Details On Al Qaeda Pentagon Lunch: Defense Dept. Was “Impressed” With Terrorist’s Presentation

New Details On Al Qaeda Pentagon Lunch: Defense Dept. Was “Impressed” With Terrorist’s Presentation: "New details have emerged in the case of the Al Qaeda front man who was invited to a Pentagon lunch just months after the 9/11 attacks."

Vietnam hero cures an old Rutgers wound (Most Decorated Officer in Vietnam War)

Vietnam hero cures an old Rutgers wound (Most Decorated Officer in Vietnam War): "This time it was different for David Christian.

Forty years ago, he attempted to pursue a law degree upon his return from Vietnam and rehabilitation in veterans' hospitals. He'd been through hell, and the last place he expected to face more of it was in academia.


Christian said certain of the deans had disputed the existence and severity of his war injuries, many of which are not obvious. 'I was asked by the administration to disrobe in front of the student body because they didn't think I was a disabled veteran,' Christian said."

Is Obama About To Break The Law?

Is Obama About To Break The Law?: "President Obama may be on the brink of breaking the law.

At issue: The 1973 War Powers Act, which says if the president does not get congressional authorization 60 days after military action, the mission must stop within 30 days."

Huckabee's pitiful surrender to corruption

Huckabee's pitiful surrender to corruption: "'People speak of Reagan as if he was absolutely steadfast,' he said. 'He was in his convictions. But you have to govern in a way that is different than you can campaign.'

The remark, and the fact that Mike Huckabee is the one who made it, confirm an insidious truth about the cynical New Deal political paradigm that structures the activities of both the Democratic and Republican parties."

Obama's abandonment of America

Obama's abandonment of America: "How do we know this is Obama's plan? Because right after he said that the US needs to end the 'spiral of division,' he recalled his speech in Egypt in June 2009 when he spoke at the Brotherhood controlled Al Azhar University and made sure that Brotherhood members were in the audience in a direct diplomatic assault on US ally Hosni Mubarak.

And of course, intimations of Obama's plan to woo and appease the jihadists appear throughout the speech. For instance:"

Medvedev appears to question Osama`s death

Medvedev appears to question Osama`s death: "Medvedev turned to a reporter from state-run television, during a press briefing, and asked him about an interview the channel ran the previous evening with a man from Turkey who claimed to have been a former CIA agent. The Turkish man claimed bin Laden had died of natural causes in 2006 and that the US Navy SEALs had simply found and opened the terror mastermind’s grave.

“Today on the Internet, I saw a saw a piece of your interview with some citizen who told a very interesting story about bin Laden. Is it true? No?” Medvedev asked without a hint of a smile."

Lincoln stated; ” I have destroyed the Republic to save the union” � ~ BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Lincoln stated; ” I have destroyed the Republic to save the union” � ~ BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G ~ (BLOG & EMAIL): "Lincoln stated; ” I have destroyed the Republic to save the union”"

'Let Them Eat Birth Certificates'

'Let Them Eat Birth Certificates': "One feature that marks a totalitarian regime is media that serve as the government's information service. TASS, Radio Berlin, Voice of Hanoi -- these were all government entities that conveyed what the dictatorship wanted. The handout comes, the handout is published. The real danger point arrives when propaganda no longer rankles, but flows naturally. That's when authority carries more weight than evidence, and peer pressure suppresses independent thinking. It's also when captives become subjects.".................

Obama’s ineligibility: Has the time come for rebellion?

Obama’s ineligibility: Has the time come for rebellion?: "The continuous stonewalling by both parties’ elite is clearly directed toward preventing such an investigation because it would divulge that our government is riddled with corruption and operates solely to benefit the political royalty.

The intentional silence of the state-run media is to protect Obama and the far left-wing agenda he represents.

It seems that they have both decided to follow the advice of Adolf Hitler: “The great masses of the people…will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.”

Obama’s guru, the neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky, wrote in his book “Rules for Radicals”"

Communist Party USA: Cuba Should Send a SEAL Team to Washington DC (to take out a few officials)

Communist Party USA: Cuba Should Send a SEAL Team to Washington DC (to take out a few officials): "The Communist Party USA thinks it’s about time Cuba sent a SEAL team to Washington DC to take out a few officials… Because America is the real terrorist nation. The People’s World reported, via P/Oed Patriot:"

Who is Ron Paul?

Who is Ron Paul?: "Paul is a passionate Conservative in the truest sense of the word. He believes in smaller government, balanced budgets, free trade, and most importantly, the eventual abolishment of the Federal Reserve System. He is also a Constitutionalist. As, you know, this column believes and has continually written that the Fed is the biggest danger to the future of the country. See e.g. “The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G. Edward Griffen which is a book about the dangers of the Fed and is recommended by Paul. Here is Ron Paul speaking about the Fed:"

Government Orders You Tube To Censor Protest Videos

Government Orders You Tube To Censor Protest Videos: "In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.
The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.

Peake was ruling on a case involving Roger Hayes, former member of UKIP, who has refused to pay council tax, both as a protest against the government’s treasonous activities in sacrificing Britain to globalist interests and as a result of Hayes clearly proving that council tax is illegal."

That Famous Presidential Marines Quote?

That Famous Presidential Marines Quote?: "President Ronald Reagan seems to be universally
credited with the above quote, and the quote
itself is generally shown with Reagan's name
below it.
But, was he the originator of that saying?
No, he was not!
He did speak those words in 1985 (or whenever)
alright, but he was not the first one to do so.
I, personally, know that the above 'quote' was
known to Marines long prior to 1983/1985. In fact,"

Gunny G's....The Flag Raisings - Lest We Forget!

Gunny G's....The Flag Raisings - Lest We Forget!: "And there is a photo of a letter from Lou Lowery to Ray Jacobs, on Leatherneck letterhead stationery, dated September, 1947. It reads as follows...

'Dear Raymond:
I am always very glad to hear from any of the Marines who were on the original flag raising. You fellows did all the dirty work and the ones who were on Rosenthal's picture got all the credit. Up until the September issue my pictures and the correct story of the flag raising have been held in secret because the flag shot of Rosenthal's, although a phony, was a great picture and did much to publicize the Marine Corps. It is a darn shame that the men who actually were on the first patrol never received the credit they deserved. I am returning the clippings you enclosed as we have duplicates and some originals from the pics we used in the story. If you ever have occasion to visit Washington be sure and pay me a visit.
Best wishes,
/s/ Lou Lowery'"

Hold That Tiger (Israel Tossed Under The Bus)

Hold That Tiger (Israel Tossed Under The Bus): "In giving his speech the president may have done three things, none of which he quite intended. First, he has essentially denounced as evil and misguided, though in a lukewarm fashion, decades of American policy in the Middle East. Second, he has delegitimized Israel, at least within the context of its current borders. Third, he has by implication suggested that the rule of many of his allies is undemocratic and, in consequence, declared himself King of Arabia. He has assumed ultimate responsibility for the political development of the region now. He’s declared it broken. Now he owns it."

A Failure In Generalship � ~ BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

A Failure In Generalship � ~ BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G ~ (BLOG & EMAIL): "Armies do not fight wars; nations fight wars. War is not a military activity conducted by soldiers, but rather a social activity that involves entire nations. Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz noted that passion, probability and policy each play their role in war. Any understanding of war that ignores one of these elements is fundamentally flawed.

The passion of the people is necessary to endure the sacrifices inherent in war. Regardless of the system of government, the people supply the blood and treasure required to prosecute war. The statesman must stir these passions to a level commensurate with the popular sacrifices required. When the ends of policy are small, the statesman can prosecute a conflict without asking the public for great sacrifice."

Does a CIA "Asset" Own the bin Laden Compound?

Does a CIA "Asset" Own the bin Laden Compound?: "Also, predictably, in the wake of the breaking of this story, government officials in Islamabad immediately sent out word to local Abbottobad law enforcement and land-registry clerks to keep silent regarding the ownership of the compound. As one police officer explained: 'The place belonged to Hizbul Mujahedeen,' the police officer said. 'But the authorities have asked us not to share any information about the exact ownership.'

While the connections are difficult to precisely define or reliably confirm because of their very nature and the climate of deception surrounding the alleged participants in the conspiracy, the fact that there is even a scintilla of credible evidence that our own government through the CIA may have been paying the rent on the home of Osama bin Laden calls into question the entire final hours scenario proffered by the White House, and the legitimacy of the War on Terror."

Obama's Social Security Number Tied To An Alias Harrison J Bounel - 5/18/11

Obama's Social Security Number Tied To An Alias Harrison J Bounel - 5/18/11: "Obama's Social Security Number Tied To An Alias Harrison J Bounel - 5/18/11 ^ | 05/18/2011 |

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 7:04:58 AM by RaceBannon

Well, well, well"

� Imperial Secrecy :����� Information Clearing House: ICH

� Imperial Secrecy :����� Information Clearing House: ICH: "His second post draws on a just-published New Yorker article by Jane Mayer, detailing the Obama administration's unprecedented campaign to preserve official secrets and to prosecute leakers and whistleblowers. We've already seen the outlines of this campaign in the administration's overheated response to Wikileaks and its harsh treatment of alleged Wiki-leaker Bradley Manning, but Mayer offers a typically thorough account of just how widespread the administration's campaign is and I recommend you read it for yourself. The irony, of course is that candidate Obama used to be a loud advocate of greater transparency in government. But now that he's president, not so much."



Rose Garden
July 22, 2003

PFC Sarah M. Hickey
Staff Correspondent

We STILL don't promise you a rose garden

In the early 1970's, a Marine Corps recruiting poster featuring a Drill Instructor menacing a recruit began its tenure. The poster served to remind prospective Marines of the reality of their obligation with the harsh phrase 'We don't promise you a rose garden.' It ran from late 1971, to mid 1984, but no one expected the poster to become such a legend and staple of the recruiting offices, least of all the model for the poster, former drill instructor Sgt. Charles A. Taliano."

Gerald Celente: Public Enemy Number 1 Is ‘Osama�bin�Bernanke’

Gerald Celente: Public Enemy Number 1 Is ‘Osama�bin�Bernanke’: "The business of America is war, so a gold standard won’t help, Celente argues. However, he believes a gold-backed US dollar would give other countries a more stable reserve currency to deal with.

Celente thinks the private Federal Reserve is running out of cards to play, as they can’t lower interest rates anymore and QE3 would crash the dollar. Celente predicts the next game is war.

“You know who the real public enemy number 1 is? It’s Osama Bin Bernanke. This guy is devaluing the money in front of our eyes!”"

It’s All About Oil, Stupid!| The Post & Email

It’s All About Oil, Stupid!| The Post & Email: "The strategy appears to be to make America weak militarily by not instituting the draft, by allowing women on Navy man-of-war vessels, by instituting an open homosexual policy, by naming Navy ships for political expediency, and by turning our backs on our allies.

It also includes weakening America economically by"

Today's Toons 5/20/11 - The Right Reasons

Today's Toons 5/20/11 - The Right Reasons: "Posted Image"

Laurie Roth - Obama Sells Out Israel

Laurie Roth - Obama Sells Out Israel: "It is beyond dangerous, shameful and almost unforgivable that America would stand with Palestine, Hamas and Fatah against our best alley in the Middle East who simply wants to live in peace. It is already wrong that Israel has allowed any territories or land to be manipulated back into the hands of the Palestinians and Hamas.

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Now the UN vote is coming in just a few months to vote Palestine in as a state, that Obama formally backs. Israel must stand her ground and not give away so much as a simple glass of water or, not even to President Obama or any other pressure group.

This choice by Obama to back Palestine and the UN push against Israel is stupid, evil, Un American, traitorous, disloyal, two faced, cowardly and WRONG.

It is time to run Obama out of the White House in 2012. Maybe I will be the one to do it."

[Video] Students Who "Support" Free Speech Want to Ban Conservatives From Radio & TV

[Video] Students Who "Support" Free Speech Want to Ban Conservatives From Radio & TV: "In the past, we have filmed videos asking students to redistribute their GPA scores and pay their share of the national debt. Here is the newest video we have produced:

College students Who 'Support' Free Speech Want to Ban Conservatives From Radio & TV. Perplexing, right?"

Why gadget makers wield a 'kill switch' -

Why gadget makers wield a 'kill switch' - "Amazon didn't return requests for comment for this report.

'Print media, when you buy it and you have it in your house, it's yours,' said Mark Frauenfelder, a Boing Boing blogger who covered the Amazon case. He believes that episode 'points to a dangerous future, where you see some of the downsides of cloud storage, digital technology and closed systems -- where you have less control over the things that you paid for.'"

When Decent People Start to Fear – and�Loathe�Cops… by Eric Peters

When Decent People Start to Fear – and�Loathe�Cops… by Eric Peters: "Then there is the notorious case of the motorcyclist – another Mere Ordinary – who had a gun drawn on him by a plainclothes cop … because the Mere Ordinary was speeeeeding. Here’s the video.

That was bad enough. But worse was yet to come after the Mere Ordinary posted the video above on YouTube. The Maryland State Police executed a major raid on the Mere Ordinary’s home, seizing his computers and other personal property because in Maryland, you see, it is illegal to film cops doing their (cough) duty – even though they can and do film the Mere Ordinaries they process every day, using said video as evidence against them.

All of this is bad business – for the cops as well as Mere Ordinaries. Because, ultimately, when Mere Ordinaries come to view cops with contempt, as potentially dangerous thugs to fear and avoid rather than peace officers – they’ve lost moral legitimacy and once that’s gone, the only thing keeping the populace from literally tearing them to pieces at the first opportunity is just exactly that: The first opportunity."

Harold Camping Prepares for Judgement Day, May 21, 2011

Harold Camping Prepares for Judgement Day, May 21, 2011: "All of the remains of unbelievers-carcasses—the bones will be thrown out of the grave and be like dung or manure—because they will be shamed in the eyes of God as a final of consequence of God's wrath.

God created mankind in his image and likeness to serve him, to obey him. But when mankind rebelled against God, they came unto what is openly demanded by the laws of God, which is death.

How do you suggest people prepare for Judgment Day?

The way people of Nineveh prepared when Jonah came there. Jonah said in 40 days God will destroy you. They did three things: One they sat in sack cloth and ashes—they humbled themselves before God. Secondly, they pleaded with God, they begged him that this might not happen. Thirdly, they recognized they were wicked and turned from their sins–they realized God’s wrath was on them because of their sins.

You have no doubt that all of this will happen?

We know absolutely, without any shadow of a doubt, that May 21 will be the day!"

America: The New Soviet Union?

America: The New Soviet Union?: "Personal freedom, irreplaceable in the exploitation of opportunities, is steadily diminishing as the scope of private decision-making shrinks in response to the expansion of the scope of decision areas reserved by the state. Once, unlike the Soviets, we decided what our children would be taught, whom we would employ, what crops we would raise and what we would manufacture; our doctors decided what treatments to provide their patients. Human creativity was unrestricted; opportunity beckoned any with the drive to pursue it.

Once, the U.S. dollar was as good as gold, preferred over most other currencies; it wasn’t a declining remnant of a one-time prosperity, steadily dwindling in response to the self-serving heedlessness of politically and personally immature spendthrifts in charge of it. The dollar seems headed to join the ruble.

And once, the United States led the world into the productive miracle of mass production, producing endless streams of the world’s newest, best and most useful goods at endlessly decreasing prices the Soviets could only envy. Now, as the Business Insider pointed out in a recent story, Americas’ top 5 exports at its number one container port at Los Angeles are all raw goods while the top 5 imports there are all manufactures made elsewhere."

Obama will call for billions in aid to Egypt and Tunisia

Obama will call for billions in aid to Egypt and Tunisia: "Barack Obama will use his speech to the Arab world Thursday to call for billions of dollars in financial assistance to Egypt and Tunisia as part of a comprehensive approach to the 'Arab Spring' movement that he hopes will boost democratic reforms and America's reputation in the region.

The aid package, which would unfold over two to three years, would include an estimated $1 billion in debt cancellation, $1 billion in loan guarantees and several billion more in financing from multilateral institutions such as the World Bank,"

Nose out of joint (letter to editor)

Nose out of joint (letter to editor): "Jeez, I go away on vacation and you guys go all Obama on me ('Obama's Rebirth,' Talking Politics; 'Taking the Long View,' editorial, both May 6). If Obama sucked 10 days ago, why does a 40-minute Seal-team mission make him a hero? All he did was say 'Go' when presented with information about the possible location of Osama bin Laden. I think any red-blooded American would have said the same thing.

Your noses are so far up the president's arse, it's hard to see your Birkenstocks. We should 'engage in talks with the Taliban about cooling the war.' Really? Obama is 'the architect of bin Laden's death.' What? It took thousands of people over 10 years to come up with the tip hand-delivered to the president last August that bin Laden was in Pakistan. And what of all the practices Obama hates so much, and of Gitmo? These actions, dating back to George W. Bush, were critical to us getting bin Laden. 'Many overlooked the intensity of Obama's ambition.' You're kidding, right? You praise Obamacare while admitting it is 'imperfect.' Ha. If you think MassHealth is a disaster, wait until we get the supercharged version!

This president is vulnerable, and recent polls prove how unpopular he is. We are all praying for 1/20/13!"