A “Libya-styled” NATO attack on Syria grows closer by the day. Already, British and French Special Forces are on the ground in Syria. And U.S. commanders are making plans for military action there. Syria is about to develop into a proxy war between the West and Iran. What explodes from there is anybody’s guess.
In a Chrysler ad that aired during the Super Bowl, Clint Eastwood wandered like a senile pensioner through some steamy concrete jungle while lecturing us like a cranky old neighbor about the value of an automaker that has been bailed out more than a leaky rowboat. That’s lousy advertising.
And I’m not talking about President Barack Obama, who has produced a (fake) copy of his birth certificate only to prove that he really isn’t a natural born citizen. I’m talking about Tea Party hero Marco Rubio, the Senator from Florida who is being touted by the Republican establishment as the likely pick for the GOP Vice Presidential nominee.
When the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced it would cut funding to Planned Parenthood, a firestorm of controversy erupted. Moveon.org went so far as to suggest that Komen had “declared war on women.”
On Jan. 23, the Chinese New Year began; it is the year of the Dragon. A symbol for good fortune and change, the dragon also stands for progression and perseverance. Given the fact that China has become such an important driver of global growth, it would certainly be good to get a little help from the dragon this year.
Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin has decided not to speak during a prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy. Islamofascists had asked West Point to rescind Boykin’s invitation. They don’t want anybody to hear what the outspoken Christian has to say.
As the housing bubble expanded in the run-up to its inevitable crash, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meetings became a veritable laugh fest. Scribes have been perusing transcripts from FOMC meetings up to 2006 that the Fed released in January. They have found that, as the bubble expanded, the giddiness in the meetings likewise increased.
This past Friday evening, Obama’s cleaning service cleared out a few more file cabinets. Included in the latest peculiarly timed document dump was an email chain extending to the office of Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry. The electronic exchange began just after midnight the day after Terry was shot.
Political Action Committees are dominating the 2012 Presidential election season with millions of dollars from wealthy donors, unions, corporations and other outside groups funding an advertising war between the candidates.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ben Crystal delivers the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama would have liked to have given as Americans mark the third anniversary of his ascent.