Uncommon Sense

politics and society are, unfortunately, much the same thing

How the Left Undermined America’s Security Before 9/11
politics, war, terrorism, pandering, scandal, history

THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center marked the end of one American era and the beginning of another. As did Pearl Harbor, the September tragedy awakened Americans from insular slumbers and made them aware of a world they could not afford to ignore. Like Franklin Roosevelt, George W. Bush condemned the attacks as acts of war, and mobilized a nation to action. It was a sharp departure from the policy of his predecessor, Bill Clinton, who in characteristic self-absorption had downgraded a series of similar assaults—including one on the World Trade Center itself—officially regarding them as criminal matters that involved individuals alone.

Filed under: favorite, history, pandering, politics, scandal, terrorism, war

Mascot Politics
politics, racism, culture, bigotry

May 27, 2008, by Thomas Sowell

At no time in all these years did I hear Milton Friedman say, either publicly or privately, that he had a black secretary.

Nor do conservatives who were in the civil rights marches in the South, back when that was dangerous, make that a big deal.

For people on the left, however, blacks are trophies or mascots, and must therefore be put on display. Nowhere is that more true than in politics.

Filed under: bigotry, culture, politics, racism

Two-Thirds of Iraq Now Under Local Control
war, news, terrorism

October 30, 2008, by Kevin Mooney and Fred Lucas

Political progress continued to gain momentum in Iraq this month with the U.S. military transferring authority to local officials in the Wasit and Babil Provinces.

Filed under: news, terrorism, war

Pelosi Climate Ad May Have Violated Campaign Laws, Experts Say
politics, environment, global warming, law, campaign, pandering

May 21, 2008, by Fred Lucas

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may have inadvertently violated federal campaign finance laws by appearing with Newt Gingrich in a television commercial that ran in her district less than a month before a contested primary, according to campaign finance experts.

Filed under: campaign, environment, global warming, law, pandering, politics

Whoopi Goldberg: Democrats Always Raise Taxes
politics, elections, Democrats, left wing, ideology, nanny state, video

October 30, 2008, by Nicholas Ballasy

“Whenever Democrats get in” to public office, “taxes do go up,” said Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg in an interview with CNSNews.com on Oct. 29. Goldberg was asked about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s tax plan.

Despite those campaign promises from both candidates, Goldberg said everybody’s taxes will increase.

Filed under: Democrats, elections, ideology, left wing, nanny state, politics, video

PETA Wants Proposed Homosexual High School to Have ‘Vegan’ Cafeteria
politics, left wing, liberalism, education, homosexuality

October 30, 2008, by Matt Hadro

In the name of “tolerance,” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants a proposed Chicago public high school designed for homosexual and lesbian students to offer a vegetarian-only menu.

“The school in Chicago is in a very unique position in aligning its cafeteria with the social justice message that they’re teaching in the classroom,” PETA Director of Media Relations Michael McGraw told CNSNews.com.

Filed under: education, homosexuality, left wing, liberalism, politics

President Obama values teacher unions more than education

Obama Sends His Kids to Private School But Opposes School Choice Vouchers
October 21, 2008, by Fred Lucas

As chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) from 1995 to 2001, Barack Obama helped distribute $49.2 million to help improve Chicago’s public schools, a task for the CAC that two studies showed had little or no impact on improving public education.

Despite his work to improve Chicago’s public schools, the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee sends his two daughters to the University of Chicago’s Laboratory School, a prestigious private school in Chicago – and he opposes school vouchers, which would allow parents to send their kids to the school of their choice.

politics, liberalism, hypocrisy, education, funding

Filed under: education, funding, hypocrisy, liberalism, politics

Democrats Slow to Probe Jefferson Corruption Charges, GOP Says
politics, scandal, criminal, Democrats, hypocrisy, corruption

June 6, 2007, by Fred Lucas

House Democrats who heralded a new age of ethics after winning a majority were slow to investigate one of their own, according to their Republican critics.

Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) – re-elected to a ninth term even after an FBI raid allegedly found $90,000 in his freezer during a large-scale corruption scandal – faces a prison sentence of more than 200 years if convicted on 16 counts including charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money laundering.

Filed under: corruption, criminal, Democrats, hypocrisy, politics, scandal

O-Banished!… Dear Leader Purges Plane Of Media Defectors
politics, elections, scandal, news media, Democrats, left wing

October 31, 2008

The Purge Continues…
First it was unfaithful TV stations who asked hard questions.
Now, the Obama Camp is banishing newspapers that endorsed McCain from his plane.

And, he’s replacing them with more sympathetic publications:

PURGE: SKEPTICAL REPORTERS TOSSED OFF OBAMA PLANE

Oct 31 2008, Drudge Report

Washington Times kicked off Obama plane for campaign finale

October 31, 2008

Filed under: Democrats, elections, left wing, news media, politics, scandal

Truth In Politics: Illinois Gas Prices And Taxes
politics, energy, oil, crisis, fuel, pandering

May 21, 2008, by Mike Flannery

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin complained to oil company bosses at a hearing on Capitol Hill about Chicago having the highest gasoline prices in the United States. Largely ignored was the role taxes are playing — an astounding 10 levels of taxation.

“Does it trouble any of you when you see what you’re doing to us?” Durbin asked.

Filed under: crisis, energy, fuel, oil, pandering, politics

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