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Chuck Hagel on deck Thursday

Jan 30, 2013 1:31 PM PT

Chuck Hagel faces confirmation hearings on Thursday. He is likely to become the next Secretary of Defense, thanks largely to the spinelessness and partisanship of Democrats who wouldn't otherwise think of confirming a Republican with such controversial views and inadequate qualifications. 

I consider the best possible case for Hagel here.

Rand Paul: How not to impress Israelis

Jan 10, 2013 4:17 PM PT

Rand Paul is trying to distinguish his own position on Israel from that of his father, Ron Paul. Apparently he believes this will help his presidential prospects one day. 

Whatever the effect on American voters, I'm sure his Israeli hosts weren't too thrilled by this gesture, reported in the Washington Times:

At a private dinner at the Jerusalem home of a London business and Jewish leader, Mr. Paul politely challenged a cabinet official in the Israeli government who contended it was impossible to with deal with Palestinian leaders because their only goal was the elimination of Israel as an independent state.

“Instead of nodding his head in agreement with his Israeli hosts at the dinner as most American politicians would do, Paul said he disagreed and suggested ways to improve trade with the Palestine Authority, Gaza and Israel to raise the living standard of the Palestinians and give them a bigger stake in peace,” Mr. Ross said.

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Even Pravda is Hip to the Global Warming Racket

Jan 8, 2013 4:02 PM PT
Global warming, the tool of the West

For years, the Elites of the West have cranked up the myth of Man Made Global Warming as a means first and foremost to control the lives and behaviors of their populations. Knowing full well that their produce in China and sell in the West model and its consequent spiral downward in wages and thus standards of living, was unsustainable, the elites moved to use this new "science" to guilt trip and scare monger their populations into smaller and more conservatives forms of living. In other words, they coasted them into the poverty that the greed and treason of those said same elites was already creating in their native lands.

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