May 16 2013
May 16 2013
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May 06 2013
We are learning more about Israel’s weekend air strikes on targets in Syria that reportedly held Iran-made missiles bound for Hezbollah to fire into Israel. It’s been reported that Israel held its fire for a long time, until it got reports that Iran was starting to supply more advanced missiles that had the ability to hit Israeli population centers, possibly armed with some of those Syrian chemical weapons we keep hearing about. Meanwhile, as Syria’s leaders and their neighbors rail about Israel committing an act of war against them – I guess acting as a conduit for missiles targeted at the Israeli people isn’t an act of war – they might bear in mind that if they attack Israel, they’ll have the US to deal with, too.
The Daily Beast reports that Israel didn’t explicitly inform the US of the latest air strikes, or ask permission. But US intelligence sources say there’s been a series of high-level meetings over the past year. Israel laid out the exact conditions that would result in them launching a strike. And Israel’s red lines are bold and clear. One source said they might not have telegraphed these particular strikes, but in general, they told the US in “every possible way” what was coming.
May 06 2013
May 06 2013
Mike HuckabeeYou know, there aren’t many areas of agreement I have with Sen. Sanders, but on this, he couldn’t be more correct. If there is one area of government where budget cuts should never apply and services should never be compromised, it’s health care for the men and women who put their lives on their lives on the line to defend our freedom.
May 03 2013
Apr 29 2013
Goodbye to a music legend we’ll never stop loving…Several weeks ago, I was invited by George Jones and his lovely wife of 30 years, Nancy, to his farewell concert in Nashville on November 22. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Now, the whole world will miss it. He’ll be a “no show” for that one, but he’ll give that concert with Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and a only a handful of others who deserve to share the stage with him. George Jones died Friday morning at the age of 81 in Nashville. His death stunned his family, friends, and fans like me. George was my guest on my TV show in 2009. Getting to play music with George Jones will remain one of the most cherished moments of my life. My own Dad didn’t live to see me sworn in as Governor, but I told George, I’m not sure my Dad would have been that impressed that I was Governor, ran for President, or hosted a national television show. But if my Dad knew I’d stood on the stage with George Jones, he’d have been impressed.
One of the most respected music producers in Nashville once told me that if 10 of the greatest singers in the business sang the same song, the one you’d remember would be the version by George Jones. When I helped put together an album to raise money for the Wanna Play Fund to raise money for musical instruments for kids, George agreed to do a song for it. His version of Amazing Grace on that CD is amazing. He was an original. Many perform and entertain. Only a few take to the stage as a canvas and are true artists. George Jones was an artist. Our prayers go out to Nancy and his family. And for his command appearance before His Creator, this time, the Possum will show up.
Apr 21 2013
Wednesday, all of the various new gun law proposals failed to reach 60 votes in the Senate, and President Obama is not taking that well. He gave another angry and impassioned speech, surrounded by Sandy Hook school parents. He blasted the motives of his opponents, accusing them of not caring about children, and caving to fear that the NRA would oppose their reelections. It might be good political theater, but it’s bad leadership. If you want someone to support a law, you have to convince them that it’s a good law, not go on TV to impugn their character for disagreeing with you. In fact, there are grieving Sandy Hook School parents who oppose more gun laws. Do THEY not care about their own children? Or do they just have an honest disagreement about the best way to keep them safe?
Obama declared that this was just Round One. But in political terms, it’s a knockout punch. He was already a lame duck. He bet every ounce of political capital he had from his reelection on this one issue, and he couldn’t even get his own party to support it. Five Democrats voted against even the watered-down Manchin-Toomey background check bill. And Republicans said they didn’t vote against protecting children, they just thought the bills undermined the Second Amendment and were based on a false premise that a background check was the only law criminals would actually obey. This defeat puts Obama in a very weak position for his second term.
He accused Congress of a disconnect with the public. But a new Gallup poll finds that Americans think the #1 issue Washington should be addressing, by far, is the economy, followed by unemployment, bad government, the debt and health care. By making his second term all about gun control, Obama is showing a disconnect with everyone except those Americans who named gun control the most important issue. All…four percent of them.