(Like you were waiting for my "permission"... (g))
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Kirk To Obama: Withdraw Grants To Libyan Charities
"$400,000 is to be split between charities run by Gadhafi family members."
"Just weeks after the Gadhafi family celebrated the return of a terrorist responsible for the murders of 189 Americans, the U.S. taxpayer should not be asked to reward them with $400,000," Kirk wrote to the president.The insulting display of Megrahi's hero's welcome definitely makes this "charitable donation" even more offensive-- but even if that hadn't happened, what are we doing giving money to Gadhafi-run Libyan charities when we're apparently running on fumes in our own country? (I'm not in a charitable mood, lately.)
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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on one-party autocracy (known by some as dictatorship):- - - - - - -
"One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonabley enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century."So inspiring!
If you aren't already sick and tired of Obama's apologist attitude-- No, not apologizing for himself, silly. Apologizing on behalf of the wicked United States, of course!-- then try this article dissecting his UN speech. Guaranteed to tick you right off.