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Saturday, January 01, 2011

Keep At It, GOP

Republicans will continue to try extinguish the blazing inferno as it grows into a complete conflagration.  Democrats will fight mightily to keep it whole and let it burn.  As it consumes village after village.  Devastating an already ravaged landscape.

Who's on the right side of the ObamaCare issue?

And who are the American people going to rally around?

A Wake-Up Call

Canada is booming.  The U.S. is not.


Canada Drops Corporate Tax Rate to 16.5%, Less Than Half the U.S. Rate

The Canadian economy will boom. The U.S. economy will continue to suck.

Quote of the Day

From Robert Stacy McCain:

"Of the many layers of stupid in [Katie] Couric’s comment, the first that comes to mind is this: Is the real problem America’s attitudes toward Muslims, or rather is the real problem Muslims’ attitude toward America?"

Normal people wonder when the Muslim world will decide to join the rest of us here in this the real world.  They - and Couric - don't seem to think it important.


So Much Has Changed

Another reason why we need to rescue our troops in Afghanistan from the Democrats' clutches.  They just don't give a damn:
Family of fallen soldier warmed by letters, stung by politicians
By Adam Ashton,Tacoma News Tribune

The parents of a Yelm soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this month have received cards from friends and strangers expressing condolences, and they’re grateful for the support.

“As a father of someone killed, it is overwhelming,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Collins (Ret.). His son, Sgt. Sean Collins, was buried Wednesday at the Tahoma National Cemetery.

Among that outpouring of empathy, two politicians inadvertently stung the family.

One slight came in a letter of condolences the family received from the office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

At first, the Collins family appreciated that Cantwell had taken the time to send a letter acknowledging their son’s sacrifice.

But the letter misidentified the slain soldier in its last paragraph, which reads:

“Again, please accept my warmest condolences. May your memories of Bryn and the knowledge that he made a positive impact on the lives of so many serve as a source of comfort to you during this time of sorrow.”

The letter was dated Dec. 20 and delivered to Sean Collins’ mother, Linda Collins of Yelm. The error conveyed to the family that Cantwell had sent a form letter.

“They couldn’t even proofread it,” she said. “I’m sure if her son had died, she would’ve at least wanted his name spelled correctly.”

“That’s just sloppy staff work, that’s an embarrassment,” Patrick Collins said. He has not yet called Cantwell’s office to ask for an apology.

Cantwell’s office is on short staffing for the holiday week and has not replied to an email to its press staff. The Collins family was in touch with Cantwell’s office in the capital Thursday, and was told Cantwell’s staffers were looking into the mistake.

The other slight came when Patrick Collins called the White House and asked to have President Obama call his ex-wife, Linda, to talk about their son.

He was told that Obama did not regularly make phone calls to the families of fallen soldiers.

Later, Patrick Collins read a story about Obama’s phone call to Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie. Obama reportedly praised Lurie for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance to play football after serving time in prison for running a dog fighting ring.

“That burns,” Patrick Collins said Thursday.

“Any soldier that gets killed in action, you’d think the president would be calling someone in the family. There’s no politics in it. His predecessor did it,” Collins said. [link]
Obama won't call the families of those he sent off to die in battle but he will call a football team owner and chat about his quarterback.

And this Cantwell chick cares about as much.

Speaks volumes.

I feel so bad for our men and women in harm's way.

Headline of the Day

From Matt Drudge:

Big Sis redoubles efforts on border security -- in Afghanistan...

He's referring to Janet Napolitano, who's in charge of border security here. Too.

Good grief.