Posted: 06 Dec 2008 10:20 AM CST
Via email from Melanie Morgan:
Let's show our troops our love.
Posted: 06 Dec 2008 10:09 AM CST
Forbes has a piece out about Jeb Bush possibly running for the Senate to replace Florida Senator Mel Martinez, who will be retiring in 2010.
In January 2007, when Jeb Bush stepped down after two terms as governor of Florida, he had cut taxes, enacted the most extensive public school reform in any state, restructured health care and, after dealing with some three dozen hurricanes and tropical storms, earned high marks for crisis management. In a state in which Democrats outnumber Republicans, Bush held an approval rating of an astonishing 63%.
Read the whole thing.
Follow up with thoughts from Fred Barnes over at the Weekly Standard.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 03:40 PM CST
Cross-posted from America Needs Me.
First off, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd should both have to wear ball gags during these proceedings (Yes, Barney, you can keep yours). How the Democrats can leave these two in leadership positions to help steer us out of what they more than helped steer us into is beyond me.
Watching the buffoon trio of auto CEOs go back and forth with Congressional leaders who couldn't organize a sock drawer, let alone a multi-billion dollar company, doesn't exactly bring the word "solution" to mind.
Barack Obama won't even bring all the awesome power of the make-believe "Office of the President-elect" to the debate.
All those attached to GM are still sticking with "Give us money or we go under" as a sound way to proceed.
I don't know how they're going to make it," Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., said of the automakers. "If they called this a plan to get money, the bankers all over the world would laugh.
Taking a cue from the labor unions that dominate them, lawmakers from auto states are trying a strong-arm tactic that could backfire in a favorable way for the rest of us.
Auto state lawmakers are threatening to block the administration from accessing the second half of the financial rescue fund unless it comes to the aid of the Big Three.
That sounds like a plan.
By not considering bankruptcy, the Big Three (which I believe is also the total number of brain cells left among them) are inviting the federal government to get involved in private industry. That's like asking someone from the hospital kitchen to perform your triple bypass operation.
If anyone out there believes that having an incompetent bureaucracy in charge of three incompetent corporations is going to end well, may I recommend a nearby 12 Step program?
This whole thing is getting uglier than waking up with Hillary Clinton. The federal government can't run itself efficiently, what makes people think it can help run a private company?
My head hurts. And no, I don't want the government to "fix" it.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 03:37 PM CST
The "stuff" Linda Ferrara is talking about is precious donations that she and friends had spent months collecting. The collection of of hundreds of socks, sweat shirts, pajama pants, boxers, blankets and other items, was about to be shipped to Landstuhl military hospital. All those items were stolen over the weekend from the RV that Linda had them packed and ready to go.
Linda is no ordinary woman. Apart from working tirelessly with Soldiers' Angels, she is a Gold Star Mother. Her son, Matthew, paid the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan on November 9, 2007.
In the year since Matthew - a West Point grad - died, leaving behind an extended family in both America and New Zealand, this Californian mother, Linda, has worked tirelessly collecting clothes and very special blankets for the wounded troops who continue Matthew's mission. A consignment of those special blankets were ready to go to Germany. It seems some lowlifes had other ideas. The blankets (among all the other items now gone) are handmade - with love and prayers, and from all I hear, are treasured by the soldiers who receive them. The soldiers FEEL the love that goes into every stitch....
Read the rest at NewsBlaze here.
*cross-posted from Assoluta Tranquillita*
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