Friday, October 30, 2009


From Reliapundit, the Astute Blogger:


Victory for Obama Over Military Lobby

With the signing of a military bill, President Obama pared more weapons systems than any president in years.

NYTIMES: Victory for Obama Over Military Lobby

When the Obama administration proposed canceling a host of expensive weapons systems last spring, some of the military industry’s allies in Congress assumed, as they had in the past, that they would have the final say.

But as the president signed a $680 billion military policy bill on Wednesday, it was clear that he had succeeded in paring back nearly all of the programs and setting a tone of greater restraint than the Pentagon had seen in many years.




Anonymous said...

You know, speaking of Obama, I'm still wondering whether he really has all the monetary evaluations under hand:

well, let's hope so.

Best regards,

Damien said...


You're right, this is not the time to cut the defense budget.

Anonymous said...

Australians Could be Banned From Living on the Coast

Australians could be banned from living on the coast under a radical environmental plan to protect the population from rising sea levels.

The National Sea Change Taskforce, a parliamentary committee, spent 18 months examining the effect that changing climate could have on coastal Australia and concluded that urgent action was needed to safeguard the coast from seas that are expected to rise more than 31 inches this century.

Among the panel’s recommendations were forced evacuations from coastal areas and a ban on new homes in regions considered to be at risk from flooding and rising seas.

Anonymous said...

Porn Practitioners Promoted to Children?

Group set up by Obama’s safe schools chief recommends ‘Gay Pioneers’

An organization founded by Kevin Jennings, President Obama’s chief of the safe schools office in the Department of Education, has recommended a movie promoting several practitioners of pornography as part of its plans for teaching school children about homosexuality, according to a new report.

A report from Mass Resistance, a pro-family organization that has battled homosexual activists, says Jennings’ Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network has included in one of its “lesson plans” for school children a recommendation for the film “Gay Pioneers.”


Research from Linda Harvey of Mission America also has documented over the years GLSEN’s teaching lessons recommended for schools.

The lesson including the recommendation for “Gay Pioneers” is suggested by GLSEN for grades 7-12. It also includes “Out of the Past” which tells of a student’s campaign to have a homosexual club in her school.

The lesson “provides a fun and interactive way to increase students’ understanding of LGBT history and raise awareness of LGBT people and their contributions,” the promotion said.

Harvey’s research shows that a review of GLSEN recommendations as early as 2002 found there were instances where the group “implicitly condones criminal sexual contact between adults and minors.”

Harvey’s report said GLSEN “believes the early sexualization of children can be beneficial. This means that virtually any sexual activity as well as exposure to graphic sexual images and material is not just permissible but good for children, as part of the process of discovering their sexuality.”

Anonymous said...

Obama Signs ‘Hate-Crimes’ Bill Into Law

‘It’s a very sad day for America and for religious liberties’

American Family Association President Tim Wildmon warned that the new law “creates a kind of caste system in law enforcement, where the perverse thing is that people who engage in non-normative sexual behavior will have more legal protection than heterosexuals. This kind of inequality before the law is simply un-American.”

Wildmon said the legislation creates possible situations where pastors may be arrested if their sermons on sexuality can be linked in even the remotest way to acts of violence.

“It threatens free speech and freedom of religion and is totally unacceptable,” he said.


The Alliance Defense Fund blasted the “hate-crimes” bill, calling it “another nail in the coffin of the First Amendment.”

“All violent crimes are hate crimes, and all crime victims deserve equal justice,” ADF Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley said in a statement. “This law is a grave threat to the First Amendment because it provides special penalties based on what people think, feel, or believe. ADF will be on the front line to defend those whose free speech or free exercise of religion rights are violated by this unconstitutional law and to ultimately overturn this attack on freedom.”

Pastorius said...

Thanks for the links.

I just posted the Telegraph link over at the Astute Bloggers:

Anonymous said...

Pastorius, i´m dumbfounded with the latest conspiracy theory i stumbled upon... the americans went to iraq for a stargate... lol :D

Always On Watch said...

BHO is doing extensive damage to America -- and in less than one year in the Oval Office.

revereridesagain said...

Someone commented to me on Obama's late night photo-op trip to Dover AFB that he "wants us to understand the cost of war". I'll just bet her does, as he continues to cripple our ability to wage it.

christian soldier said...

wonder if he was propogandized by this poster in a class-room somewhere:

War is a much too important a Matter to Leave to the Military

sounds like one ayers would have put up....

Anonymous said...

It was a lot better before he finished his waffle.