Uncommon Sense

politics and society are, unfortunately, much the same thing

Commentary: Students feel the economic pinch
crisis, funding, education, economics, economy, opinion, government

Why isn’t anyone demanding colleges and universities reduce their tuition?

November 19, 2008, by Campbell Brown

It feels a little bit right now like we are all in a suspended state.

We are waiting for President Bush to leave office, waiting for Obama to take over, waiting for the automakers to come up with a bailout plan, waiting for the credit markets to unfreeze, waiting for the other shoe to drop in this terrifying economic environment.

All of us are trying to be patient to let all these various actors either depart or take the stage, to let all these various bailout plans do what they are supposed to. But while we wait, there are a lot of people falling through the cracks.

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Filed under: crisis, economics, economy, education, funding, government, opinion

States Flirting With Higher Gas Taxes
politics, government, taxes, congress, elitism, oil, left wing, ideology, philosophy, liberalism, energy

Typical elitist politicians, in tough economic times they soak the people. Raising your gas taxes isn’t “raising taxes” though, right? Is this what you need when times are tough?

November 24, 2008, by Kate Galbraith

Filed under: congress, elitism, energy, government, ideology, left wing, liberalism, oil, philosophy, politics, taxes

Minnesota Man Blows Himself Up in Somalia
war, terrorism, news, foreign affairs, video

November 26, 2008

There were five simultaneous suicide bombings on October 29 in the northern breakaway provinces of Somali. Shirwa Ahmed is believed to be one of the suicide bombers -FOX News.

Filed under: foreign affairs, news, terrorism, video, war

Bush’s Last Days: The Lamest Duck
politics, left wing, news media, bias, liberalism

With all due respect to Joe Klein, his liberal perspective has left him out of touch. Saddam Hussein was removed from power, right? Yes he was; mission accomplished. Bush had nothing to do with building the levees in New Orleans, right? Right.
Debunking the Myths of Hurricane Katrina: Special Report
Big Lies in the Big Easy: The Ghosts of Hurricane Katrina

November 26, 2008, by JOE KLEIN

Filed under: bias, left wing, liberalism, news media, politics

Again… Al-Qaeda Uses Mentally Disabled Woman As Human Bomb in Iraq
war, terrorism, news, foreign affairs

November 26, 2008

Al Qaeda used two Down syndrome women to blow up 73 people in February.

Iraqis mourn the death of their relative outside Baghdad’s al-Kindi hospital. Powerful blasts triggered by female suicide attackers have ripped through two Baghdad pet markets, killing 64 people in the most lethal bombings in the Iraqi capital in six months. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

Filed under: foreign affairs, news, terrorism, war

Global Warming Predictions Overestimated

Brrr… Global Warming Predictions Overestimated– Its a Hoax
global warming, environment, propaganda, science, fraud

November 25, 2008

The oceans have been cooling since 2003.
Sea ice is growing at the fastest pace on record.
There are growing fears of a coming freeze worse than the ice age.
And, for the second straight year the Earth is, in fact, cooling… not warming.

Filed under: environment, fraud, global warming, propaganda, science

It Was a Hoax– That the Left Would Allow Oil Exploration & Drilling
politics, energy, fuel, oil, congress, propaganda, lies, left wing, Democrats, video

November 25, 2008

Back in July Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was not about to let the United States drill or develop our domestic energy reserves.
Pelosi said this about high gas prices: “Drilling is a hoax!”

Filed under: congress, Democrats, energy, fuel, left wing, lies, oil, politics, propaganda, video

Drug Free Treatment
political correctness, humor, children, family, video

This video clip is from the TV Show South Park

Chef tries to get the parents to use an alternative treatment to ADD, but finds they’re also on Ritalin. He gets really freaked out when the boys show enthusiasm for Phil Collins.

Filed under: children, family, humor, political correctness, video

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789
politics, history, american, religion, culture

George Washington’s words in this proclamation show that God was not meant to be eliminated from our government. In fact, count the number of references to God in this proclamation. How about just the first line? “Whereas, it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor.” Let’s see… there are one, two, three, four references in just that first clause alone. This great country was obviously established by real men of wisdom who believed that God is the ultimate giver of all freedoms.

Filed under: american, culture, history, politics, religion

Rathergate II: Certification of Live Birth a clear forgery
politics, scandal, criminal, elections, Democrats, corruption

November 25, 2008, Janet Porter

The Summary: The Certificate of Live Birth documents posted on Mr. Obama’s website http://www.fightthesmears.com, Daily Kos (a pro-Obama blog) and factcheck.org, (a pro-Obama political research group), were found to be altered and forged.

1. The problem of the pixels: When you have a green patterned document such as this, there should be a lot of green pixels from the background showing up between the letters that appear on the certification. But in this case, instead of green pixels, there are white and grey pixels between the letters, which result when you replace existing text with other text.

2. There is no second fold line. The pictures show two folds – necessary to fit any COLB into an envelope for mailing, but the document itself shows only one fold. This is another indication of document alteration.

3. There’s a blurred border. The border has a lower resolution than the rest of the document, which is another indication that it has been altered.

4. The border is one that is used in 2007 COLBs. As a security measure, Hawaii changes their borders every year. This is when the Obama campaign claims the certificate was obtained. That is fine except for the problem that …

5. The seal and signature stamp are from a 2008 COLB. As revealed by a process called edging, the Hawaiian seal and signature stamp on the back of the document are revealed to be from the wrong year!

Filed under: corruption, criminal, Democrats, elections, politics, scandal, urgent

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