Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Smorgasbord!

Mike's America is hosting a Reagan Centennial Celebration! 
I am excited about celebrating and remembering the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth!  So, join in by sharing your memories about Reagan.

Obama not responding well to Egypt Crisis...
Now, there are indications the administration’s effort to play global politics to its advantage by soft-pedaling Egypt's abuses could be backfiring. The Times story notes: “This balancing of private pressure with strong public support for Mr. Mubarak has become increasingly tenuous in recent days.”

Increasingly, the administration is coming under criticism for first appearing to,encourage pro-democracy movements that it now seems very reticent to embrace. The clash over human rights also appears to be on the verge of triggering a political clash in the United States: Republicans well remember the tepid White House response to the crackdown on protesters following fraudulent elections in Iran in 2009. Republicans complained that President Barack Obama’s response was too timid.
The incredibly, brilliant Joe Biden also has weighed in saying, "he doesn't consider Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak a dictator."  The Slatest says it best:
The White House may stand behind the protesters in Tunisia, but demonstrators in Egypt haven't gotten the presidential blessing. Appearing on PBS NewHour last night, gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden remarked that he doesn't consider Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak a dictator—despite his 29-year rule—and isn't sure what exactly protesters want. (For the record, its "freedom, democracy, an end to police torture, and a more committed government effort to address" poverty, the Christian Science Monitor says). When asked to describe Mubarak, Biden told host Jim Lehrer that he "has been an ally of ours in a number of things. And he's been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interest in the region, the Middle East peace efforts; the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing relationship with—with Israel. … I would not refer to him as a dictator." The vice president then suggested that the government should work with protesters to discern "what the legitimate claims being made are, if they are, and try to work them out." 
Meghan McCain is a "Poor Man's Ron Reagan"!
Meghan McCain said that Michele Bachmann was a poor man's Sarah Palin.  So, when I heard Laura Ingraham's quote about Meghan on O'Reilly's show, I got a huge smile on my face, so true.
O'Reilly tried to say that McCain was a part of a certain wing of the Republican party.  Ingraham disagreed, and so did I.  Everything she spouts is trashing members of the Republican party and liberal ideals.

“Of Gods and Men” – New Movie Tells Story of Christian Persecution in Algeria
I'm looking forward to seeing this...

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