"I disagree with the Obama administration on that,” the former Alaska governor told interviewer Barbara Walters. “I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon because the population of Israel is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don’t think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand.”
Obama's speech writers were apparently unable to find a more meaningful quotation from Eisenhower than the unremarkable: “Each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs." Of course, had they googled for a few minutes they would have found the above. Then again, given the nature of Obama's speech, they probably made the right choice.
Freshmen Rep. Jason Chaffetz has come out against the Afghan War in no uncertain terms:
I can take pot shots at [Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now] all day long, and I’m good at it,” Chaffetz said. “But even though I am probably going against where the party is on this traditionally, I just think we need to stand up and support the notion that it is time to bring our soldiers home.”
Disillusioned with the authoritarianism of the church, she left in 1967 to pursue a solo singing career. She recorded an album, which included “Glory Be to God for the Golden Pill” praising benefits of the birth control pill for women. The comeback was a flop. Also, in 1967, she moved in with Annie Pécher, a childhood friend (who may have also been her lover). The two founded a school for autistic children.
At this point, the Belgian government tragically entered the scene. Using a dubious loophole in a contract she signed with the church (which had reaped all the profits from “Dominique”), it said she owned it between $50,000 and $80,000 of back taxes. The government was unrelenting in pressing its claim. Depressed and weighed down by debt, Deckers resumed her singing career in a last ditch attempt to pay the taxes and raise enough to keep the school open. As part of the comeback, she recorded this promotional video (see above) featuring a disco version of “Dominique.”
Her timing was terrible. Disco was on life-support in 1982 and it was another flop. The school closed. With no way left to pay the government, Deckers and Pécher committed suicide together. Pécher left this note: “We do suffer really too much... We have no more place in life, no ideal except God, but we can't eat that. We go to eternity in peace. We trust God will forgive us. He saw us both suffer and he won't let us down.”
A new report from Treasury Department's independent watchdog, however, has poured a bucket of cold water on this dubious claim. The report finds it"extremely unlikely" that the taxpayers will recoup their losses, much less make a"profit."
In the Democratic tradition of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, he is too often willing to sacrifice civil liberties on the altar of some broader goal such as"social justice.
Here is the latest example:
The Obama Administration has now actually co-sponsored an anti-free speech resolution at the United Nations. Approved by the U.N. Human Rights Council last Friday, the resolution, cosponsored by the U.S. and Egypt, calls on states to condemn and criminalize"any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence."
He served as president of the National Medical Association, the association of black physicians, and sometimes traveled to Africa for safaris.....
The Mound Bayou surgeon provided an important link from the Booker T. Washington philosophy to a new era, Beito said.
"Without Dr. Howard, would you have had a Medgar Evers?" he asked."Would you have even had a Fannie Lou Hamer, who got her first introduction to civil rights at Dr. Howard's meetings?"
Evers' brother, Charles, said Howard, who died in May 1976 at the age of 66, remains one of his heroes."He was the actual founder of the movement years ago when it wasn't popular."