You see, instead of lifting the de facto moratorium on American offshore energy production, the House Natural Resources Committee caught President Obama promising “to help with technology and support to develop” Brazilian oil reserves so that America could become one of Brazil’s “best customers.”
The new House majority is taking a different approach. With rising gas prices causing “big pains” at the pump for American families and small businesses, and American energy production in decline, Speaker Boehner said, “Americans are wondering, ‘well why aren’t we developing our own resources?’”
via Caleb Howe
Employees at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., took a few moments to assemble for a historic aerial photo Friday outside Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building. Thousands of workers stood side-by-side to form an outline of a space shuttle. The event was organized in honor of the Space Shuttle Program‘s 30-year legacy.
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On this 21st day of March Tim Pawlenty just announced in a video posted to Facebook that he is forming an exploratory committee for the 2012 presidential election. Pawlenty joins Buddy Roemer and Herman Cain in the list of officially announced GOP contenders. He reminds me of one of favorite classic movies to watch in March, The Quiet Man. Tim Pawlenty does not sound a loud trumpet. A louder trumpet gets sounded by another Minnesotan, Michelle Bachmann. After four years of all the hype, hysteria, and noise surrounding Obama maybe this country will be ready for a quiet man. I also recognize, unfortunately first impressions do matter.
Posted with permission from the Center for Security Policy by By Frank Gaffney, Jr.
There are many reasons to be worried about the bridge-leap the Obama Administration has just undertaken in its war with Muammar Gaddafi. How it will all end is just one of them.
Particularly concerning is the prospect that what we might call the Gaddafi Precedent will be used in the not-to-distant future to justify and threaten the use of U.S. military forces against an American ally: Israel.
Here’s how such a seemingly impossible scenario might eventuate:
It begins with the Palestinian Authority seeking a UN Security Council resolution that would recognize its unilateral declaration of statehood. Three top female officials in the Obama administration reprise roles they played in the Council’s recent action on Libya: U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, a vehement critic of Israel, urges that the United States support (or at least not veto) the Palestinians’ gambit. She is supported by the senior director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council, Samantha Power, who in the past argued for landing a “mammoth force” of American troops to protect the Palestinians from Israel. Ditto Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose unalloyed sympathy for the Palestinian cause dates back at least to her days as First Lady.
The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental recently wowed the aviation community with a flawless first flight. The sleek giant represents Boeing’s latest addition to its lineup, which continues to compete successfully against the offerings of European rival Airbus. Of course, the 747′s development budget is puny compared to the gargantuan stimulus programs of the Obama Administration. And there is one other key difference: it gets off the ground. One suspects that the peripatetic Obama will become a frequent customer for the 747-8 during his post-presidency. And that’s change we not only can believe in, but strive to produce!
From The CATO Institute:
Posted by Daniel J. Mitchell
To put it mildly, the Federal Reserve has a dismal track record. It bears significant responsibility for almost every major economic upheaval of the past 100 years, including the Great Depression, the 1970s stagflation, and the recent financial crisis. Perhaps the most damning statistic is that the dollar has lost 95 percent of its value since the central bank was created.
Notwithstanding its poor performance, the Federal Reserve seems to get more power over time. But rather than rewarding the central bank for debasing the currency and causing instability, perhaps it’s time to contemplate alternatives. This new video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity dives into that issue, exposing the Fed’s poor track record, explaining how central banking evolved, and mentioning possible alternatives.
…it’s time to rediscover the line.
You know, the line that ABC has crossed by considering airing the pilot of a show called “Good Christian Bitches”:
The dramedy, based on Kim Gatlin’s novel of the same name, will be brought to life by famed “Sex and the City” and “90210” executive producer Darren Star. The plot centers on the life of reformed “mean girl” Amanda, played by “Talladega Nights” actress Leslie Bibb, who returns to her hometown of Dallas to find herself fodder for malicious gossip from the women in the Christian community.
Okay, okay, unswallow your tongue.
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