In an effort to bring peace to the Middle East, President Barack Obama has proposed that Israel should return to its 1967 borders in exchange for being annihilated by its enemies. PJTV’s Andrew Klavan has a better idea.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) unveiled a House resolution today on Libya that (1) establishes that the president has not asked for congressional authorization, and that the Congress has not granted it; (2) reasserts Congress’ constitutional role on funding; (3) requires the president to provide within 14 days information on the mission that should have been provided from the start; and (4) reaffirms the vote we took last week that says there should be no troops on the ground. Boehner released the following statement:
The American people and members on both sides of the aisle are concerned about questions that have gone unanswered regarding our mission in Libya. The President has failed to explain to the nation how this military action is consistent with U.S. national security goals and policy. In fact, this Administration has committed American resources to enforcing a U.N. resolution that is inconsistent with our stated policy goals and national interests when it comes to removing Muammar Qadafi from power. The resolution we will vote on tomorrow will enable members to clearly express the will of our constituents — in a responsible way that reflects our commitments to our allies and our troops.
“The Kucinich measure would have long-term consequences that are unacceptable, including a precipitous withdrawal from our role supporting our NATO allies in Libya – which could have serious consequences for our broader national security. It would undermine our troops in harm’s way and undercut our allies who have stood by us in Afghanistan and other areas abroad. Regardless of how we got here, we cannot suddenly turn our backs on our troops and our NATO partners who have stuck by us for the last 10 years.”
As the Obama administration continues to deny there’s a link between Jihadist ideology and terrorism we get this stunning and reportedly authentic video of the recruiting and brainwashing of a suicide terrorist by an Immam in Gaza:
This images were filmed in Gaza in 2008 by Pierre Rehov”s crew. They are authentic and captured at high risk. It is the first time someone was able to film the actual recruiting and brainwashing of a candidate to suicide terrorism by an Immam. Please, join www.forbiddenterritories.com if you want to see more, and make it viral.
From the BBC:
Microsoft has shown off early releases of the next version of Windows.
Demonstrations of Windows 8 running on tablets, phones and desktop computers were given at separate conferences in the US and Taiwan.
As expected, the software can be used via either traditional keyboard and mouse or by gestures on a gadget’s touchscreen.
No date has been given for the release of Windows 8 but it is expected to be available before October 2012.
The start screen for Windows 8 seen at the demonstrations closely resembles the tiled layout seen on Microsoft’s newest mobile operating system. The live tiles, that link to popular applications and data streams, can be manipulated via pressing on a screen.
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(Reuters) – A man apparently angry over a divorce case went on a shooting spree in Yuma, Arizona, on Thursday, killing five people and wounding another before taking his own life, the mayor said.
One of the dead was identified as an attorney who was shot at his Yuma law office, and some of the other victims were friends and relatives of the gunman, Mayor Alan Krieger told Reuters by telephone.
Details of the incident were sketchy, but Krieger said the shooting unfolded at more than one location in and around the city, located in the southwestern corner of Arizona near the border with Mexico.
Krieger said the gunman’s motive was not entirely clear but that he was believed to be upset over a divorce case.
The incident began shortly after 9 a.m. local time and continued until about 11 a.m., when the gunman shot himself to death in a rural area outside Yuma, the mayor said.
He said City Hall and the local courthouse were shut down as a security precaution after the shooting first erupted. A Yuma school official said three nearby elementary schools also were locked down for about two hours.
A great video Produced by SerumVerum about Romney and his many positions:
H/T Eric Odom
From Fox Nation:
According to Michele Bachmann, Tim Geithner “unfortunately resorted not only to scare tactics, [but] in my opinion it was outright blatant lies when he said that we would see the collapse of various things if we didn’t allow the government to continue to borrow money, and spend money, that we don’t have.
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From Flash Report:
The Public Policy Institute of California today has released a poll that shows 77 percent of Californians want a say in the state’s taxing and spending decisions, while 68 percent think a special election is a “good idea.” The PPIC spun this as support for Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to hold a special election for the sole purpose of placing a tax increase on the ballot to help cover the state’s $11 billion budget gap.
The PPIC goes on to report that it found poll respondents a bit schizophrenic regarding support for a special election and actual tax increases. While a majority like the idea of increased voter input in the budget situation and seem to favor a special election, only 41 percent would support Brown’s plan to increase vehicle and sales taxes.
Brown and his legislative cohorts have presented the tax hike as merely an extension of the 2009 Schwarzenegger Administration-era taxes, not a tax increase. But that’s simply a matter of public spin and semantics. In reality, the taxes are set to expire on July 1. Any “extension” would require increasing rates that are supposed to decrease.
Given their choice of areas to cut in the state budget, those polled don’t want to touch education or welfare services, but they are open to cutting spending on prisons and corrections. That seems rather ironic considering just last week the United States Supreme Court ordered California to release tens-of-thousands of inmates due to prison overcrowding. Perhaps those polled simply don’t understand the gravity of the prison problem—or at least they won’t until crime rates rise because of the sudden flood of criminals into local neighborhoods.
Amidst all this budgeting uncertainty in the minds of Californians, one thing is clear: they understand government pension spending is out of control. This realization is critical when one considers that public employee pensions affect all of the major areas of government spending.
From Yahoo News:
The executive editor of The New York Times, Bill Keller, will step down this summer after eight years on the job and will be replaced by managing editor Jill Abramson, who will become the first woman to hold the newspaper’s top editing post.Keller, who presided over the newsroom during a time of enormous change within the industry, will stay on as a full-time writer for The New York Times Magazine and the newspaper’s Sunday opinion and news section, the Times announced Thursday.
“Bill came to me several weeks ago and told me that he felt the time had come for him to step down from the role of executive editor,” Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said in a statement. “I accepted his decision with mixed emotions.”
From Yahoo News:
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group received a subpoena from New York prosecutors seeking information on the investment bank’s role leading into the global financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
The subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is the latest blow for the largest U.S. investment bank, which is reinventing itself as new U.S. financial regulations cut into some of its key businesses.
Goldman’s shares fell as much as 3.4 percent as news of the subpoena emerged, but then took back much of their losses, trading down 1.7 percent to $133.90 in the early afternoon.
In addition to the New York subpoena, the Department of Justice is likely to subpoena the bank, The Wall Street Journal reported recently. A subpoena is a request for information, and does not represent a charge or guarantee of a charge.