Details remain sketchy of the facts leading up to the crash. We really won't know what happened until someone finds the black box. I am talking about the crashing of our health care system under Obamacare. At least the Malaysian Air folks sent victim families a text.
It will be coming up on its fifth anniversary next year of ObamaCare. The traditional fifth anniversary gift is wood, so I remain hopeful we will take a wooden baseball bat to the law.
The "Affordable" Care Act was born of deception with statements like "We have to pass the bill so you can see what's in it," and "If you like your insurance and your doctor, you can keep them-period." Contrived in malice and surviving only because the media look the other way, ObamaCare is an unwieldy morass of a solution to a problem that never existed. more >>
The Hollywood Reporter's Paul Bond writes:
The right-wing filmmaker, who is under indictment for violating campaign finance laws, borrows video from Zach Galifianakis' interview with the president to market his upcoming movie, "America."
In a quirky bit of marketing for a political documentary, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza has released a video parody (BELOW) of the Funny or Die online series Between Two Ferns, itself a parody of TV talk shows. more >>
The death toll from the massive Washington state mudslide on Saturday continues to rise, with officials saying that 14 people have now been confirmed dead, while another 176 are still missing.
"I would just ask all Americans to send their thoughts and prayers to Washington state," President Barack Obama asked while speaking from the Nuclear Security Summit in Netherlands, USA Today reported.
A massive 1-square-mile mudslide struck Snohomish County on Saturday, the result of recent heavy rainfall that caused uneven ground, destroying close to 35 homes. Both the death toll and the number of people missing have been rising each day since, with authorities stating that hopes for finding more survivors are grim. more >>
With Vladimir Putin's seeming success in rolling over Crimea and pushing aside the Ukrainians, President Obama is talking tough. And, though Ukraine is not a member of NATO, Poland, the Baltic States, Hungary and the Czech Republic are. They need some shoring up. So Mr. Obama has sent Vice President Joe Biden to reassure the Poles. This makes sense to President Obama because Joe Biden sat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for nearly forty years. Sending Joe Biden to Warsaw will impress the Russians, the president believes. Now, they will surely know that Obama means business. The president famously said of his veep: "nobody messes with Joe."
Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates might not have suggested sending Biden to Poland. In his recently released memoir, Duty, the former Defense Sec. says "Joe Biden has been wrong on every foreign policy issue for thirty years."
Joe Biden supported his chief's decision early in this administration to cancel the missile defense agreement with Poland. The U.S. had promised to help Poland and the Czech Republic to defend themselves against Iran and, not incidentally, to enable these once captive nations to resist new pressures from Moscow. Now, Moscow is rising anew. more >>
When President Obama visits Saudi Arabia next week, he will have an opportunity to follow through on his inspiring words at the Feb. 6. National Prayer Breakfast. There, he told thousands of Christian leaders that "the right of every person to practice their faith how they choose" is central to "human dignity," and so "promoting religious freedom is a key objective of U.S. foreign policy."
The freedom so central to human dignity is denied by the Kingdom. The State Department has long ranked Saudi Arabia among the world's most religiously repressive governments, designating it a "Country of Particular Concern" under the International Religious Freedom Act. Yet the Obama administration, like its predecessors, has not pressed Riyadh to respect religious freedom.
Saudi Arabia is the only state in the world to ban all churches and any other non-Muslim houses of worship. While Saudi nationals are all "officially" Muslim, some two to three million foreign Christians live in the kingdom, many for decades. They have no rights to practice their faith. The Saudi government has ignored Vatican appeals for a church to serve this community, despite the fact that in 1973 Pope Paul VI approved a proposal for the Roman city council to donate city lands for a grand mosque in Rome. The mosque, opened in 1995, is among the largest in Europe. more >>
"To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to public disgrace"-Hebrews 6:6
The United Nations, Western governments, media, universities, and talking heads everywhere insist that Palestinians are suffering tremendous abuses from the state of Israel. Conversely, the greatest human rights tragedy of our time-radical Muslim persecution of Christians, including in Palestinian controlled areas-is devotedly ignored.
The facts speak for themselves. Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from 100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85 percent of this persecution occurs in Muslim majority nations. In 1900, 20 percent of the Middle East was Christian. Today, that number is less than two percent. more >>