Friday, April 25, 2008

Obama, Hillary, Shakira and universal (worldwide) education

Colombian pop singer Shakira brought her glamor to Capitol Hill Tuesday, to urge U.S. Congress to approve more spending to help send the world's poor children to school. VOA's Kent Klein reports from Washington.

The Education For All Act was introduced last year and has so far failed to pass either house of Congress. Shakira acknowledged that with record-high prices for oil and food, and with a slumping U.S. economy, some lawmakers might think twice about approving the education aid, but she says it's money well spent.

Shakira was accompanied at the press conference by about 50 high school and college students from the United States and other countries, who are also urging lawmakers to approve the additional education spending. One of them is high school student Fay Gan from New Jersey.
SOURCE VOA

Obama’s view on education

Obama has been a leader on educational issues throughout his career. In the Illinois State Senate, Obama was a leader on early childhood education, helping create the state's Early Learning Council. In the U.S. Senate, Obama has been a leader in working to make college more affordable. His very first bill sought to increase the maximum Pell Grant award to $5,100. As a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee, Obama helped pass legislation to achieve that goal in the recent improvements to the Higher Education Act. Obama has also introduced legislation to create Teacher Residency Programs and to increase federal support for summer learning opportunities.

Hillary’s view on Education

In an address at the Council on Foreign Relations, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) unveiled legislation designed to provide universal basic education for all children throughout the world. Saying it is important to aim high, Senator Clinton pointed to the internationally recognized goal to get all children in school by 2015. “We will fail to reach this goal unless poor countries themselves make a firm commitment to education and develop credible national education plans. But the developed world needs to step up its investment too,” said the Senator.

McCain’s view on Education

John McCain believes American education must be worthy of the promise we make to our children and ourselves. He understands that we are a nation committed to equal opportunity, and there is no equal opportunity without equal access to excellent education. Public education should be defined as one in which our public support for a child's education follows that child into the school the parent chooses. The school is charged with the responsibility of educating the child, and must have the resources and management authority to deliver on that responsibility. They must also report to the parents and the public on their progress.
A third party vote or no vote is a vote for Hillary or Obama!!!!

Five US Supreme Court justices are 70 and older.
Seven US Supreme Court justices are 60 and older.
A president's supreme court choice will last a lot longer than his term of office.

Will your candidate appoint justices that follow the Constitution?
Or will your candidate appoint justices that will legislate from the bench or follow the world court even if it destroys our Bill of Rights?  

Ray Nagin is RIGHT on free trade

Even before the editorial boards at the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times and just about every other major newspaper in America joined the list of supporters of the Colombia trade agreement, New Orleans Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin signed his name last November in the form of a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

While the list of supporters seems to grow daily, the list of opponents has stayed pretty much the same, namely the Speaker of the House and her special-interest union bosses. With President Bush in New Orleans, Mayor Nagin again repeated his support for the Colombia Trade Agreement on Monday, according to this New York Times article. Excerpts from Mayor Nagin's letter to Speaker Pelosi -- where he clearly lays out the economic benefits his city would see if the Colombian Trade Promotion Act was signed into law -- are below:

"I ... respectfully urge you to continue to support free trade by promoting future agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. Each of the future FTAs would provide unique opportunities for the City of New Orleans to increase international economic development." "New Orleans is becoming an even greater international city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and we are making every effort to capitalize on the trade liberalization that will flow from these FTAs. Our port system is ideally situated to take advantage of the Latin American FTAs and we plan to seek out bilateral investment opportunities with our FTA partners."
SOURCE House Republican Whip Roy Blunt

Obama’s view on Free Trade

His anti-globalisation rhetoric goes far beyond criticism of free-trade deals such as Nafta. Obama told voters in New Hampshire:"I would stop the import of all toys from China". China supplies 80 per cent of the toys sold in the US, so that's one heck of a pile of embargoed fluffy bunnies.

Hillary’s view on Free Trade

America should call a timeout on free trade agreements, says Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, to “figure out what works, what doesn’t work.”  “How long? I don’t know,” Clinton said following a speech at Methodist University on Thursday. “But a timeout long enough to evaluate every single trade agreement. I don’t think a trade agreement should be written in stone. It’s not the Constitution. We should evaluate them every five years.”

McCain’s view on Free Trade

This week McCain travelled to recession-hit Youngstown, right in the heart of the old Ohio steel-producing belt – where Clinton and Obama had been most strident in their anti-free trade rhetoric—and told a town hall meeting: "The biggest problem is not free trade, but our inability to adjust to a new world economy. I can't look you in the eye and tell you that I believe those jobs are coming back... [but] protectionism and isolationism have never worked in American history."
A third party vote or no vote is a vote for Hillary or Obama!!!!

Five US Supreme Court justices are 70 and older.
Seven US Supreme Court justices are 60 and older.
A president's supreme court choice will last a lot longer than his term of office.

Will your candidate appoint justices that follow the Constitution?
Or will your candidate appoint justices that will legislate from the bench or follow the world court even if it destroys our Bill of Rights?  

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A comment about Obama and Pennsylvania

Before Operation Chaos, Obama was treated like a rock star. He spouted touchy feely meaningless nonsense. Like a cult leader, his followers ate it up. He won a whole bunch of consecutive wins. Hillary can’t win without the superdelagates. In Pennsylvania, Obama outspent Hillary more than two to one. Yet, Obama lost by 10 percent. Is winning in November a sure thing for Obama?  

Will every democrat that voted against Obama in a primary vote for him during the general election? Will those vote for McCain? Will they not vote? If they don’t vote, will they vote for their congressman and senator? Will the superdelagates say neither can win so Al Gore is the candidate for the general election?
A third party vote or no vote is a vote for Hillary or Obama!!!!

Five US Supreme Court justices are 70 and older.
Seven US Supreme Court justices are 60 and older.
A president's supreme court choice will last a lot longer than his term of office.

Will your candidate appoint justices that follow the Constitution?
Or will your candidate appoint justices that will legislate from the bench or follow the world court even if it destroys our Bill of Rights?  

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Operation Chaos, Hillary, Obama and Howard "The Scream" Dean

Like many people, I'm convinced that most--if not all--superdelegates have decided which candidate they support for president. They just don't want to say, publicly, who that is--and under the Democratic Party's absurd rules, they can wait until the convention in Denver to do so.

There's been a lot of pressure on the superdelegates to make a decision--and to do so in a transparent way. No one person can convince them to come out of the woodwork. But DNC Chairman Howard Dean has more influence than most. And Dean made it clear today that he's running out of patience.

"I need them to say who they're for starting now," Dean said on CNN yesterday. "We cannot give up two or three months of active campaigning and healing time. We've got to know who our nominee is. And there's no reason not to know after the last primary on June 3."
 

Democrat votes don’t count. The Superdelgates were created to insure their candidate is electable. Therefore the Superdelegates should want Operation Chaos to continue.

Instead of a cultist love fest, the Superdelegates are now seeing whether Obama will self destruct during a general election.

 

Saturday, April 12, 2008

50th "good news in Iraq" video

The YouTube channel REDVAND has posted their 50th photo montage of Iraq. They say “Since there are 50+ photos per video, that is 2,500+ good news in Iraq photos.”

They have two photo blogs:
US Military in Iraq and Afghanistan
and US Military everywhere else

 

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Liberal’s latest solution for mortgages for the poor…..

….. extreme home makeovers

Michelle Lewis' home on Congress Street comprises fewer than 1,200 square feet, but when it's cold, her electricity bill gets as high as $600 a month because she uses her oven and space heaters to warm the house.

The house also lacks proper plumbing and air conditioning, and its roof leaks badly into rooms occupied by her two children and granddaughter. But that's all about to change.

Lewis, 41, is one of 35 homeowners who have signed up for the city of Beaufort's Block-by-Block program, an initiative supported by a $1 million state grant that aims to repair houses in the Northwest Quadrant and revitalize that neighborhood.

Free repairs have been completed on nine homes, and 11 more are being worked on, but with Lewis' house and a nearby home on Wilmington Street owned by Leroy Stokes,the program has moved into a new realm: tearing down dilapidated houses and replacing them with new ones. Stokes' house will be razed for a new 1,000-square-foot cottage, while part of Lewis' home will be demolished and rebuilt.

Lewis' house will take longer to complete, Sutton said, in part because of asbestos abatement. The city has rented her family a house two blocks away that it will use while the city repairs the house, which Sutton said could take up to five months.
Source: Beaufort Gazette

Poor people have trouble heating their homes during the winter.

Liberal Fix No. 1A: Give other people’s money to the poor to pay heating bills.

Liberal Fix No. 1B: Prevent utility company from not providing services even if the people don’t pay their bills.

Liberal Fix No. 2: Use other people’s money to fix the poor person’s home.

Liberal Fix No. 3: Use other people’s money to build the poor a brand new house that the poor doesn't have to pay for. No mortgages (unless they have one on the old house).

A third party vote or no vote is a vote for Hillary or Obama!!!!
Five US Supreme Court justices are 70 and older.
Seven US Supreme Court justices are 60 and older.
A president's supreme court choice will last a lot longer than his or her term of office.
Will your candidate appoint justices that follow the Constitution?
Or will your candidate appoint justices that will legislate from the bench or follow the world court even if it destroys our Bill of Rights?

Is there any of Hillary’s or Obama’s stances on the issues you agree with?
Is there any of McCain’s stances on the issues you agree with?
Unless you are in total disagreement with both party’s candidates, you MUST vote for the one you agree with the most!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Obama / Hillary on idiotic biofuel as part of the global warming scam

You grow food. You drill for fuel under the wheat field.

Where the effects of bad policy are clearest, however, is in the rise of demon ethanol and other biofuels.

The subsidized conversion of crops into fuel was supposed to promote energy independence and help limit global warming. But this promise was, as Time magazine bluntly put it, a “scam.”

This is especially true of corn ethanol: even on optimistic estimates, producing a gallon of ethanol from corn uses most of the energy the gallon contains. But it turns out that even seemingly “good” biofuel policies, like Brazil’s use of ethanol from sugar cane, accelerate the pace of climate change by promoting deforestation.

And meanwhile, land used to grow biofuel feedstock is land not available to grow food, so subsidies to biofuels are a major factor in the food crisis. You might put it this way: people are starving in Africa so that American politicians can court votes in farm states.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering: all the remaining presidential contenders are terrible on this issue.
Source: Paul Krugman

Obama’s view on biofuels

Obama will invest $150 billion over 10 years to advance the next generation of biofuels and fuel infrastructure, accelerate the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, promote development of commercial-scale renewable energy, invest in low-emissions coal plants, and begin the transition to a new digital electricity grid. A principal focus of this fund will be devoted to ensuring that technologies that are developed in the U.S. are rapidly commercialized in the U.S. and deployed around the globe.

Hillary’s view on biofuels

"Renewables like biodiesel can be the fuel for a brighter future. And when I’m president, they’ll also fuel a 21st century green economy that helps us end our dependence on foreign oil and begin addressing the climate crisis. It’s time for America to retake our title as the innovation nation and to launch a green energy revolution."

Biofuels are an essential part of Hillary’s strategy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and catalyze a thriving renewables sector in the U.S. No state has proven the potential of biofuels more than Iowa, which leads the nation in biofuels output and is responsible for 32% of US ethanol capacity and 20% of biodiesel capacity. Biofuels production has helped create about 53,000 jobs in Iowa alone. Corn ethanol and biodiesel have fueled this rapid growth and Iowa is a leader in the emerging cellulosic industry as well.

McCain’s view on biofuels

In a radio interview at Iowa State University in November, McCain stood firm in the country's largest corn producing state, one that receives more ethanol subsidies than any other. He was the first 2008 U.S. Presidential candidate to openly oppose ethanol subsidies.

"Yes, I oppose subsidies. Not just ethanol subsidies -- subsidies and not just in Iowa either. I opposed them in my own state of Arizona," McCain said.
A third party vote or no vote is a vote for Hillary or Obama!!!!
Five US Supreme Court justices are 70 and older.
Seven US Supreme Court justices are 60 and older.
A president's supreme court choice will last a lot longer than his or her term of office.

Will your candidate appoint justices that will follow the Constitution?
Or will your candidate appoint justices that will legislate from the bench or follow the world court even if it destroys our Bill of Rights?
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Is there any of Hillary’s or Obama’s stances on the issues you agree with?
Is there any of McCain’s stances on the issues you agree with?

Unless you are in total disagreement with both party’s candidates, you MUST vote for the one you agree with the most!