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A Brewing Mess in Syria

August 27, 2013

In the wake of yet another chemical weapons attack against the rebels in Syria by the Assad regime, President Obama has allowed the US military to position itself to strike Assad at any time, with multiple options.  This would be the third major military intervention since our Nobel Peace Prize winning President entered office.  Retired [...]

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Chinese Century? Maybe Not.

May 9, 2013

In real numbers, last year China’s GDP was around $8 trillion, while ours was about $15.7 trillion.  Based on that pattern many believe that statistically China’s economy will surpass the size and scope of United States by 2017… but something may get in the way of that forecast:  China itself! This article comes to the [...]

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Some in China Begin to Confront Its Dark Shadows

November 16, 2012

This article from Foreign Policy reinforces an idea that China’s “state capitalism” is really just the old “national socialism” and that China needs to move quickly to avoid the mistakes of the past.  The article chronicles the stories and insights of former UBS banker He Di.  He Di paints parallels between the days of national [...]

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Catholic Bishops Rail on Obamacare

February 5, 2012

I have to admit that while I’m more than a C&E (Christmas/Easter) Catholic, I do tend to attend mass only sporadically.  Well, I HAD to attend mass this weekend to hear what my priest was going to say about the Obamacare mandate forcing religious groups to violate their consciences or be forced to only provide [...]

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Economic Crisis Shakes “Old Order”

July 25, 2011

The post-World War II economic and political order is showing signs of serious strain.  Robert Samuelson calls it “the crisis of the old order“:  an order created from the ashes of the Great Depression and World War II characterized by a robust welfare state, faith in taming economic cycles, and an international trade regime serving [...]

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Jon Huntsman Announces 2012 Bid

June 22, 2011

Former Utah Governor and Obama Administration ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, announced his intentions to run for President yesterday.  Using the Statue of Liberty as his prop background, Huntsman invoked Reagan and contrasted his views with those of his former boss, President Obama. However, all I needed to read was this bit from his speech: [...]

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Hillary Hearts China

May 9, 2011

Hillary Clinton inferred today that the Obama Nation does not see China as a threat.  I don’t think Hillary has seen her feet in many years either, but they’re nonetheless there. Hillary has to say this kind of stuff because the Chinese own so much of our debt and the administration hopes they will buy [...]

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Obama’s Asia Trip, Bush’s Book Tour Offer Contrast

November 14, 2010

President Obama is on his way home from his $200 million to $2 billion trip to Asia (no one’s coming forward with trusted ballpark figures so those are the generally accepted bookends).  There were lots of photo-ops of him and Michelle dancing, having a great time, Obama giving speeches to interested audiences, glad-handing lots of [...]

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Fed Pumping Scorned by China, Russia

November 8, 2010

Remember last week when the Federal Reserve agreed to pump $600-900 billion in another “quantitative easing” (QE2) strategy to stimulate the economy?  Well, China and Russia are not happy about it, and Obama doesn’t seem to care!  Obama might look good with a lyre.  Yes/no? Why is this important?  Russia and China are two nations [...]

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America Defends OUR Human Rights Record?

November 6, 2010

After I laughed a bit, I noticed that the UN wasn’t joking about this one.  Yesterday, America continued to allow itself to be subject to scrutiny regarding our apparently terrible human rights record by a UN forum on the topic.  Allegedly, we discriminate, racially profile, have overcrowded prisons, still have the death penalty, are religiously [...]

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China’s #2 Economy

August 16, 2010

The figures are in and as of the second quarter of 2010, China has surpassed Japan as the world’s second largest economy.  Not bad, but in late 1800s, China technically had the world’s second largest economy too — it’s all a matter of perspective.  Don’t worry, the Japanese don’t sweat being passed by their historic [...]

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The Worldwide Anti-Arizona Tour Continues

May 19, 2010

It’s happened twice in the past week:  the Obama Administration has spoken negatively about the “troubling” Arizona illegal immigration law overseas at America’s expense. First, the Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner spoke to the Chinese behind closed doors about the new law.  Here’s what Bill O’Reilly had to say about that in his Talking [...]

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China Should Ban Knives

May 12, 2010

What is up with China?  Scouring the Internet today, I picked up on this story from Xinhua News via CNN about a man who went into a school, chopped up two teachers with a knife and hacked five boys and two girls to death before going home and killing himself.  Eleven others were wounded; there [...]

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Newsflash: Iran May Be Making a Nuclear Bomb!

February 18, 2010

I know, I know!  It’s so shocking and such a surprise — news that just seemingly appeared from nowhere! Mind the sarcasm, but Captain Obvious strikes again:  the IAEA has just released a report indicating that it seems like Iran is making a nuclear bomb.  Hans Blix was nowhere to be found in the report, [...]

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China’s Uighur Problem Only a Symptom

July 8, 2009

As Chinese President Hu Jintao joins the G-8 Summit in Italy, problems linger across China.  Seriously, what the heck was a “uighur” just a few months ago?  Now they’re rioting in the streets and around have 156 died while over a thousand have been “rounded-up” Chinese-style as a result: It’s this very internal domestic tumult (first the Tibetans, then [...]

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Monitoring Real “Stimulus” in China

May 12, 2009

I’m not even kidding – in a time of the “worst economic crisis since the Great Depression” the US government has decided that among the important things on which we MUST spend money is teaching Chinese prostitutes (in China, by the way) safe drinking habits while “on the job.”  In fact, the tab runs about $2.6 million [...]

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North Korea Gambles with Missiles Again

April 5, 2009

Last night, at about 10:30pm EDT, the wacko regime of pedophile Kim Jung (mentally) Il defied international warnings and launched a “rocket” over Japan anyway.  It was supposed to bring a satellite into orbit – North Korea say it did, NORAD said it didn’t… I think I’ll believe NORAD on that one.  It’s obvious real purpose [...]

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Obama Moving America To Economic Ruin

April 3, 2009

Anyone with even a basic understanding of idea of Economics will understand that when there is no balance between expenditures and receipts, disaster will usually become inevitable.  Sure, the average person or business that is deep in debt can refinance, perform balance transfers to new lines of credit, and move money around, but in the [...]

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It’s Too Late for Obamanomics

March 30, 2009

The Chinese, the Czechs, the French and the Germans all have a similar thing to say:  You, America, are not going to take us down a road we know very well now that large segments of our populations have tasted the middle class and want to keep it.  It is very embarrassing to be even [...]

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Down on the Dollar

March 24, 2009

The US dollar is not in good shape.  I will primarily blame Bush for this because it was during the last administration when the dollar was in free-fall for a many reasons, but nonetheless suffers greatly as a result.  Obama, however, has done nothing to fix that, in fact making the situation considerably worse by printing [...]

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The Latest Justice Department Target: Sheriff Joe Arpaio

March 12, 2009

In the Obama Nation, Sheriff Joe is the bad guy, while the 16,000 illegals he’s detained are worthy of a Justice Department protection and the investigation of potential violations of their civil rights (Notice:  I italicized “illegals” because these detainees in question are, well, “illegal”).  The reason for the investigation stems from the fact that those 16,000 [...]

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Sweet “Sixteen”?

August 14, 2008

I’ve been watching some of the Olympic coverage on part of Obama’s media network, NBC.  All the human interest stories make me puke so I tend to flip around between “Family Guy” reruns and “Hannity and Colmes” before finally settling on the Olympics, which had the US Women’s Gymnastics team going up against China and Russia the other [...]

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Not Pretty Enough to Sing in Chinese Games

August 12, 2008

The opening ceremonies of any Olympic games are full of spectacle.  Now, we usually assume that this spectacle does not include lip-syncing the host country’s patriotic songs, but we are dealing with China here!  It’s not that little Yang Peiyi (on the right) isn’t talented, it’s that she’s not as pixie-like as Lin Miaoke according to Chinese [...]

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Global Warming’s Fried President Bush

April 16, 2008

The Global Warming alarmists have finally worn down the GOP passed the weak-kneed crowd, and into the Bush-crowd (which is increasingly looking like only Dubya himself).  Only the open-minded, conservative-wing remains as the firewall against an economic cataclysm based on ever-changing scientific data.  It goes to show how all Libs need to do is find an issue [...]

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