July 18, 2008 — Assigned Reading

McCain Camp Portrays Obama as Stumping in Europe
(FROM: Politico) They’re half right. Obama is stumping in Europe, but he’s doing so for the benefit of the American people, looking through the liberal kaleidoscope which is the mainstream media. The more I see how much the media loves Obama–watch prime-time MSNBC for five minutes, I dare you–the more I think this country is doomed.

Cast of 300 Advises Obama on Foreign Policy
(FROM: International Herald Tribune) Honestly, I’m not surprised. Yeah, it seems a little excessive, but if I were running for president, I would want at least 250 people working on every possible angle for me. And you know what? It’s a good thing. So, the only reason, really, that I brought up this article was for a cheap joke. Not even a funny one. Well, maybe a little. Here goes: Wouldn’t it be funny if it wasn’t just a cast of 300 advising Obama, if instead it was the cast of ’300′ which was advising him?

(Come on — that was pretty funny.)

Diplomas Won’t Make Jihadis Go Away, Barack
(FROM: CNSNews) Since we’re on the topic of Barack Obama and his foreign policy perspective, take a look at this quote from Obama, a how-to-stop-jihad recommendation published in a Chicago newspaper in the days following September 11, 2001 and highlighted by Michelle Malkin highlights in Wednesday’s article: “We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.” I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried, people.

D.C. Rejects Heller’s Gun Permit Application
(FROM: Hot Air) Gee whiz. So much for the whole Supreme Court thing, I guess. Since the District is openly spitting on the just-interpreted Second Amendment–Scalia, in the majority opinion, left gray area surrounding dangerous and unusual weapons, not bottom-loading semi-automatics–perhaps some NRA lawyers should be mobilizing? Would a city be permitted to rescind the First Amendment right to religious freedom? To forego due process? Why should the District of Columbia be permitted to disregard the Constitution here?

Gore Sets ‘Moon Shot’ Goal on Climate Change
(FROM: Associated Press) Give it up already. It’s beyond ridiculous, at this point (no offense to Sen. Voinovich). Al Gore, who–not counting his private jet travel and other out-of-house consumption–uses twice as much electricity in one month in his home than the average American family uses in a whole year and whose private use has actually increased by ten percent, wants us to be off of fossil fuels in ten years. Never mind that oil production may actually be good for the environment (fish apparently love oil platforms, just like the supposedly endangered caribou like to hang out and mate near the Alaskan oil pipeline), or that industry and the world economy demand its use, or that his goal is outrageous and short-sighted — think, purely, on a level of this particular man telling the rest of us what to do about energy. As soon as Gore figures out how to run his jet and SUVs and home on hypocrisy alone and therefore goes off the grid completely, maybe then I’ll listen.



  1. Anonymous says:

    I think the “cast of 300″ thing is hilarious and it’s just the type of thing you’d see on the daily show. Nice work!

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