Uncommon Sense

politics and society are, unfortunately, much the same thing

Bush Was Right On Gitmo Tenants
politics, government, war, terrorism, law, foreign affairs

December 31, 2008, by Bob Parks

A federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday that the government was properly holding two Guantánamo detainees as enemy combatants, the first clear-cut victories for the Bush administration in what are expected to be more than 200 similar cases.

That case had been the only one to reach a full court hearing after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in June that said Guantánamo detainees have a constitutional right to challenge their detention in habeas corpus cases.

Filed under: foreign affairs, government, law, politics, terrorism, war

Suicide Bomber Hits Pro-Hamas Rally in Mosul– Israel Blamed
war, terrorism, foreign affairs, extremism

December 29, 2008

US soldiers stand guard at the site of a suicide bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. A suicide bomber on a bicycle targeted a protest condemning Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip, killing one civilian and wounding 16 on Sunday, police said. (AFP/Mujahed Mohammed)

A bike bomber exploded at a pro-Palestinian rally in Mosul on Sunday.
Israel was blamed for the attack.
The AP reported:

Filed under: extremism, foreign affairs, terrorism, war

Nutjob Cynthia McKinney Boards Ship to Rescue Hamas
war, terrorism, foreign affairs, news, liberalism, left wing, extremism

December 29, 2008

Nutjob former Democratic Representative Cynthia McKinney boarded a ship to rescue Hamas today.
Also on board the “Free Gaza” ship is former Gitmo detainee and Aljazeera reporter Sami Al Hajj.
Palestinian News Network reported:

Filed under: extremism, foreign affairs, left wing, liberalism, news, terrorism, war

Israeli declares ‘war to the bitter end’ in Gaza as death toll reaches 364
war, terrorism, foreign affairs, news

How many of you know what started this round of violence?

December 29, 2008, by IBRAHIM BARZAK and MATTI FRIEDMAN

Israel launched its campaign, the deadliest against Palestinians in decades, on Saturday in retaliation for rocket fire aimed at civilians in southern Israeli towns.

Taliban overruns picturesque Pakistani valley; militants behead opponents, burn schools

Two stories on the same day about violence in the middle east. The story above, about Israeli violence, was well known and widely criticized. Not much outrage reported in the U.S. news media about the Taliban’s continued beheadings.

December 29, 2008, by NAHAL TOOSI

Filed under: foreign affairs, news, terrorism, war

How Much Was Israel Supposed To Take?
foreign affairs, war, terrorism, news media, bias, left wing, liberalism, socialism, video

December 29, 2008, by Bob Parks

Apparently a lot, as the usual left-wing anti-Semites worldwide have taken to the streets, condemning Israel for saying “enough is enough” while disregarding what prompted the latest Israeli military response. No mention of Hamas shooting rockets into Israel during yet another “cease fire”….

Filed under: bias, foreign affairs, left wing, liberalism, news media, socialism, terrorism, video, war

The Worst Climate Predictions of 2008
global warming, environment, false, propaganda, science

December 28, 2008, by Dennis Avery

Sunspots had been predicting major cooling since 2000

“2008 will be the hottest year in a century:” The Old Farmers’ Almanac, September 11, 2008, Hurricanes, Arctic Ice, Coral, Drinking water, Aspen skiing

We’re now well into the earth’s third straight harsher winter—but in late 2007 it was still hard to forget 22 straight years of global warming from 1976–1998. So the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicted 2008 would be the hottest year in the last 100.

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

A Good Job Is Not So Hard to Find
economics, economy, crisis, culture, government

June 17, 2008, by James Sherk

Many believe that the era of good jobs is slipping away. Especially now with the economy weakening, the popular perception is that Americans are less and less able to find jobs that will allow them to support their families. Some analysts argue that so few workers can find jobs with health insurance that America now needs nationalized health care. Members of Congress believe that the government needs to make it easier for unions to recruit new members—even by depriving workers of the right to vote on joining a union—to prevent the disap­pearance of good jobs.

Filed under: crisis, culture, economics, economy, favorite, government

Israel launches air strikes on Gaza, 155 dead
war, news media, bias, left wing, terrorism, foreign affairs

What impression does this headline leave with you?

December 27, 2008, by IBRAHIM BARZAK

Israeli warplanes retaliating for rocket fire from the Gaza Strip pounded dozens of security compounds across the Hamas-ruled territory in unprecedented waves of airstrikes Saturday, killing at least 155 and wounding more than 310 in the single bloodiest day of fighting in recent memory.

Filed under: bias, foreign affairs, left wing, news media, terrorism, war

Bush withdraws 1 of 19 pardons he issued Tuesday
politics, president, Republicans, scandal

Bush shows concern for integrity. Journalist finds an “expert” to portray this as a mistake by the administration.

December 24 2008, by JENNIFER LOVEN

Filed under: politics, president, Republicans, scandal

Is It Newsweek or the DNC Website?
December 21, 2008 by Gateway Pundit

The “Age of Obama?” …The “resurgence of American credibility?”
And, here we thought America showed its credibility when it finally acted to remove Saddam Hussein after a decade of warnings and UN declarations and brought democracy to 25 million people in Iraq and another 25 million Afghans.
The fact that Bush and Republicans didn’t bail out when the going got tough was a pretty credible event, too.

30 days to Inauguration — Obama report absolves Emanuel on Illinois gov contacts
December 21, 2008, by MIKE ALLEN

politics, elections, Democrats, news media, bias, left wing, liberalism

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

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