Sunday link-around

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been busy busy busy shopping with gusto for the past couple of days. I got the last X Box 360 on sale at Sears, after coming up empty at Walmart. O the humanity for the person who was behind me. As I noted in my Friday post, I’m too lazy to get up early enough to get the big, “door buster”  sales. I just got lucky on the X-Box.

I’ve been shopping at the big box stores, and the small locally owned stores in our historic  downtown – I like them all.

And we’ve also started decorating already at my house. I’ve got one tree up – two more to go.

So anyway, I was going to just throw out some more videos, like yesterday, but there are some good posts out there, too, that I’d like to share.

HotAirPundit found this awesome video from 1994 of Mitt Romney gushing about you’ll never guess who – a Pizza magnate who had recently made a name for himself by challenging President Clinton on the economics of HillaryCare.

HAP also posted the Cain video from ’94 in case you haven’t seen it, yet.

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Another great video featuring Newt, who wants to do Lincoln/Douglas style debates with Obama, (allowing him the  use of TOTUS – “because it has to be fair.”) He also said “I actually do study history, and unlike the President, I study AMERICAN history.” Via The Shark Tank:

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Speaking of DB, (ask Tammy Bruce what that stands for), what’s he been up to as our unemployment numbers risk doubling the Great Depression’s, the Euro teeters on collapse, we hear rumors of war in Pakistan and Iran, and watch the “Arab Spring” devolve into  a crazed, demented, Jew hating, female journalist-raping Islamic Winter? What does he do? Well lots, it turns out:

(Pics via Weasel Zippers)

Daily Mail: Obama buys book on America’s ‘failed war on terror’

White House Dossier: Obama Plays Golf for the 30th Time This Year

AP: President Obama just a fan at this basketball game

Yeah, there’s another pic of the other half giving one of her classic, bored and disgusted looks. Pretty much what we expect, in other words.

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Depressing read, but important: Caroline Glick, Big Peace: Calling Things by Their Proper Names:

Next month, America’s long campaign in Iraq will come to an end with the departure of the last US forces from the country.

Amazingly, the approaching withdrawal date has fomented little discussion in the US. Few have weighed in on the likely consequences of President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw on the US’s hard-won gains in that country.

After some six thousand Americans gave their lives in the struggle for Iraq and hundreds of billions of dollars were spent on the war, it is quite amazing that its conclusion is being met with disinterested yawns.

The general stupor was broken last week with The Weekly Standard’s publication of an article titled, “Defeat in Iraq: President Obama’s decision to withdraw US troops is the mother of all disasters.” The article was written by Frederick and Kimberly Kagan and Marisa Cochrane Sullivan. The Kagans contributed to conceptualizing the US’s successful counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq, popularly known as “the surge,” that president George W. Bush implemented in 2007.

In their article, the Kagans and Sullivan explain the strategic implications of next month’s withdrawal. First they note that with the US withdrawal, the sectarian violence that the surge effectively ended will in all likelihood return in force.

Keep reading.

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Good news from The American Thinker: Scientists in Revolt against Global Warming: (finally, like all great frauds this one will soon be relegated to the ash-heap of history) -

President Obama has spoken out passionately on the danger of developing oil and gas because of man-made global warming.  “What we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return.  And unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels and chart a new course on energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to global catastrophe.”

Obama calls for the debate to end.  He cites hurricanes as proof: “dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real.  Not only is it real — it’s here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.”

Happily, our president is wrong.  The worst hurricanes were in 1926, the second-worst in 1900.  The world’s top hurricane experts say that there is no evidence that global warming affects storms.  There is no such thing as a man-made hurricane.  Storm cycles and long patterns of bad weather are entirely natural.  Yet this good news is suppressed by our politicized media.  We hear only one side.

More and more scientists are revolting against the global warming consensus enforced by government funding, the academic establishment, and media misrepresentation.  They are saying that solar cycles and the complex systems of cloud formation have much more influence on our climate, and account for historical periods of warming and cooling much more accurately that a straight line graph of industrialization, CO2, and rising temperatures.  They also point out that the rising temperatures that set off the global warming panic ended in 1998.

Read the whole thing. The truth is coming out, as more and more government funded hacks are exposed.

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Have you seen this amazing picture, yet? Meet “Hero”, a fallen soldier’s dog, who was rescued from Iraq…

Read the story at ABC News: Not Photoshopped: Beam of Light Shines on Fallen Soldier’s Miracle Dog

Still on the Cain Train is The Other McCain: Cain on CNN: ‘In Terms of the Mechanics of the Campaign, Nothing’s Gone Wrong’.

All the latest, plus videos.

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The left needs to have an appointed right-wing boogey-man so their  mobs know where to direct their unhinged venom. Rush Limbaugh,  Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, the Koch bros, and the Tea Party, have all taken turns being the Democrats’  Emmanuel Goldstein du jour. Lately it’s the unassuming Glover Norquist’s turn.

 

Charles Krauthammer debunks The Grover Norquist tax myth:

Democrats are unanimous in charging that the debt-reduction supercommittee collapsed because Republicans refused to raise taxes. Apparently, Republicans are in the thrall of one Grover Norquist, the anti-tax campaigner, whom Sen. John Kerry called “the 13th member of this committee without being there.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid helpfully suggested “maybe they should impeach Grover Norquist.”

With that, Norquist officially replaces the Koch brothers as the great malevolent manipulator that controls the republic by pulling unseen strings on behalf of the plutocracy.

Nice theory. Except for the following facts:

(Okay, I lied – a lot of fun.)
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An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), into the Obama Administration’s use of $18 million in taxpayer funds to provide funding for a group pushing legalized abortion in Kenya finds the administration broke the law.The investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, shows at least one Obama grantee openly pushed to expand abortion in Kenya despite a long-standing, annually renewed law that prohibits U.S. tax dollars from being used to lobby for or against abortion in other countries (known as the Siljander Amendment).

The GAO report also reveals that a key Obama official stonewalled investigators and refused to cooperate with the GAO in its investigation of the activities initiated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department during the 2010 constitutional referendum in Kenya.

“The Obama Administration basically hired surrogates to do its dirty work of abortion promotion in Kenya,” said Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican who is the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.

You don’t say.  Obama circumvented the law in order to further another left-wing policy. Knock me over with a feather.

Your Sunday Hymn: The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns

A quiet and contemplative arrangement by composer/performer Lewis A. Kocher becomes the “still, small voice of Advent”, hauntingly beautiful:

 

The Torch Kids do a lovely job singing the Advent favorite:

And here it is in Chinese- (Greetings from Hong Kong):

Lyrics in Chinese, English & Spanish:

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