Wednesday, February 29, 2012
In my humble superficial highly judgemental opinion, Ron Paul does not look Presidential enough for me. His cranky-whiny voice does not fit with the grandeur of the oval office; his wife does not look like a first lady.
(What? I'm superficial? You knew that about me a long time ago!)
“All those things are hitting on the same day, basically. It’s quite a big event."
Here's what we want. We want a President who looks Presidential (Obama looks Presidential. Romney looks Presidential). We want our President's wife to look like a first lady (Michelle looks like a first lady. Ann looks like a first lady).
It's simple. We need a change.
It's simple. Romney's the next President. Ann Romney is the perfect next first lady.
In this election cycle, one noticeable phenomenon is how the Republican presidential candidates are emphasizing our country's founding principles -- liberty and freedom -- more than in any campaign in the modern political era. Each speaks often of the Declaration of Independence. Citing articles of the Constitution is commonplace.
The president's record of evoking such themes stands in stark contrast. In his State of the Union address, for example, our president made only one perfunctory reference to the Constitution and then went on to misquote it.
In his campaign speeches, the president carefully co-opts key Republican themes like reducing debt and deficits, exploiting natural gas, making teachers accountable and reducing regulation. Yet, in these acts of political triangulation, he sees no value in pre-empting Republican rivals on basic American principles imbedded in our founding documents.
An Internet search for examples of Obama advocating for liberty and economic freedom is futile. They don't exist. Odd for man who was once a professor of constitutional law.
So, why is the president so silent while his adversaries are so vocal?
The answer lies in the president's own words. In the 2008 campaign he said he was seeking to "fundamentally transform" America. Indeed he is, and this transformation is directed squarely at American Exceptionalism.
Rep. Devin Nunes of Visalia, Calif., has come forward with a legislative remedy for the policies that have turned fertile fields into hollowed-out dust bowls in the name of "being green."
Nunes' Sacramento-San Joaquin Water Reliability Act goes to a vote in the House Wednesday and if it passes, it will guarantee that water the farmers paid for finally gets to the parched Central Valley. It will put an end to the sorry stream of shriveled vineyards, blackened almond groves and unemployed farm workers standing in alms lines for bagged carrots from China.
The insanity of the current policies against some of America's most productive farmers in one of the world's richest farm belts is largely the work leftist politicians from the wealthy enclaves of the San Francisco Bay Area. This group has exerted its political muscle on the less politically powerful region that produces more than half the fruits and vegetables consumed in the U.S. — with $26 billion in annual sales.
"The bill restores the flow of water and establishes a framework for meaningful environmental improvements. It is a repudiation of the left's assault on rural communities, which began with the decimation of the West's timber industry and now is focused on Central Valley agriculture," Nunes told IBD.
Forty years later, this rediscovered prehistoric slasher has reopened debate on a radical theory about who the first Americans were and when they got here.
Archaeologists have long held that North America remained unpopulated until about 15,000 years ago, when Siberian people walked or boated into Alaska and down the West Coast.
But the mastodon relic turned out to be 22,000 years old, suggesting the blade was just as ancient.
Whoever fashioned that blade was not supposed to be here.
Its makers likely paddled from Europe and arrived in America thousands of years ahead of the western migration, argues Smithsonian Institution anthropologist Dennis Stanford, making them the first Americans.
The surveillance station, located south of Damascus, had been able to monitor air traffic in Israel as far south as Tel Aviv, as well as northern Jordan and western Iraq.
Since the upgrade, its range reportedly extends to all parts of Israel and Jordan and as far south as the northern part of Saudi Arabia.
Don't look down! Fearless adventurer tackles 'world's hardest sea cliff climb' and takes time out at at 500ft to admire the view
Daredevil Dave MacLeod is the first person to ever free-climb - using just his hands and feet with ropes only as a safety precaution - St John's Head on the Isle of Hoy, Orkney, in Scotland. It is believed to be the hardest sea cliff climb in the world where adventurers face gale force winds, rain, and an overhang.
These "chase cars" race down the runway at speeds of more than 120 miles per hour to meet each landing and guide the pilot down.
They estimate the plane's distance from the ground in feet and radio that to the pilot — "Five ... five ... four ... three ... three" — until the plane is brought to a stall with about two feet to go and essentially drops down to the ground.
"It's notorious for being hard to land," the pilot said after climbing out of the cockpit.
The victories will provide an important boost for Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who has sought to cast himself as the GOP’s inevitable nominee. He has now won primary contests in six states: New Hampshire, Florida, Nevada, Maine, Michigan and Arizona.