Politics

WhitewashThe Pentagon has released a report claiming treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison is now largely in accord with the Geneva Conventions, according to the Washington Post for February 21. But viewed in light of the overall Obama detainee policy, the Pentagon report is just part of an emerging publicity-based whitewash of a policy where torture of detainees will continue.

Eric HolderU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says that Americans are not part of the “land of the free and the home of the brave” but instead a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race. In a February 18 speech to Department of Justice (DOJ) employees, he said: "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."

President Barack Obama told a White House gathering of 85 of the nation’s mayors on February 20  that if they don’t spend the “taxpayers’ money” wisely, “I will call them out on it.” Of course, the money Obama is referring to is not money the cities will be collecting in taxes, but money Washington will provide them as part of the recently enacted $787 billion “stimulus” legislation.

seatbeltLegislators in the “Live Free or Die” state may soon trade a bit of their citizens’ independence for a pot of gold from Washington, D.C. The New Hampshire House of Representative voted 197 to 155 on Wednesday to adopt a mandatory seat belt law for all automobile drivers and passengers. New Hampshire is the only state not to have either a primary or secondary seat belt law for adults.

Barack Obama gesturing at podiumRecently, Americans have elected a string of lying presidents. First, there was George Bush the elder, who said "Read my lips, no new taxes,” and then signed tax increases as president. Then we had Bill Clinton, who proclaimed to us: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”

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