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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Reading- Linkfest To A Variety Of News

A couple updates and a few interesting links Saturday, May 21, 2011.

First, let me say "whew", good to see the world is still here, despite all the hype from those-I-will-not-name, who thought Rapture was upon us and the world was ending!!

One of the updates include some reactions to the awesome, polite in-your-face history lesson Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave to Barack Obama at the White House in front of the press, which was shown live and now being passed around from YouTube and other video sites as well as videos on media sites across the web.

Video shown at WuA on yesterdays post, well worth seeing and something that needed to be said to Obama.

Andrew McCarthy calls Obama's original speech "Borderline Treachery" and provides a more in-depth history lesson for Barack Obama.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, thinks Netanyahu's history lesson to Obama was "incredible" and that Obama appeared to be a "complete buffoon."

AllahPundit, Hot Air, thought Barack Obama looked like he was passing a kdney stone during the whole lesson.

Left Coast Rebel puts it best when he says "What Netanyahu said is exactly what he should have said and what I would expect our president to say to the leader of another nation; given we were being pushed into a precarious position, against our interests and safety..."

[Late update] Democratic and Republican lawmakers push back against Obama on Israel:


Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) delivered a similar message, arguing that reverting the borders would only embolden Hamas to launch more attacks.

"A two-state solution agreed upon by the Israelis and Palestinians should be negotiated through direct talks," Rothman said Friday in a statement, "but it is important to remember that a full return to the 1967 borders will be indefensible for Israel and that talking with terrorists who want to destroy Israel is a non-starter."

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) echoed that sentiment, saying the 1967 borders "were simply not defensible, and Israel must not be made to return to them."

"The President is correct that land swaps built into a peace agreement could make Israel’s borders safe and secure, but make no mistake about it – such territorial adjustments would be very significant so that Israel would no longer be 9 miles wide at its narrowest point."

More Dem Pro-Israel reactions, here.


"It would undermine Israel’s strategic depth, increasing its vulnerability to both military invasions and the sorts of rocket and missile attacks that Hamas carries out in Gaza," Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Friday in a statement. "Doubling down on failed policies will not lead to the changes we need. It’s time for the Obama administration to change course.”

This is what happens when an inexperienced child decides to try to insert himself into an adult situation... Could Obama have screwed up more? [End Update]

[Another update with video of Gene Simmons, Israeli born KISS member]

Transcript, via NewsBusters:

GENE SIMMONS, KISS: President Obama, I voted for an idea. What I didn’t realize what I was getting was an idealist. If you’ve never been to the moon, you can’t issue policy about the moon. You have no f—king idea what it’s like on the moon. For a president to be sitting in Washington, D.C., and saying, “Go back to your 67 borders in Israel,” how about you live there and try to defend an indefensible border nine miles wide? On one side you’ve got hundreds of millions of people who hate your guts, on the other side you’ve got the Mediterranean. Unless you control, in Israel, unless you control those Golan Heights, it’s an indefensible position.

It’s a nice idea, when you grow up you find out that life isn’t the way you imagined it, and President Obama means well. I think he’s actually a good guy. He has no f—king idea what the world is like because he doesn’t have to live there.

[End 2nd Update]

The next update to one of yesterdays posts here at WuA is Obama's failure to obtain Congressional authorization for military action in Libya and the deadline which passed yesterday for getting such authorization.

Jake Tapper, ABC News' Political Punch reports that Obama sent a letter to Congress asking for a resolution to support military action in Libya and suggests that it doesn't fall under the War Powers Resolution of 1973, therefore isn't a law Obama must obey.

David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post, explains that the War Powers Act "makes no specific exception for limited or supporting action: It applies to any instance in which military forces are “introduced into hostilities,” or sent into foreign territory or airspace while equipped for combat."

You can look at the War Powers resolution for yourself and determine where you come down on this.

Liberal Taylor Marsh provides the snark for this one with "Pres. Obama, a man who said he wasn’t going to be like Bush, is on the cusp of making the War Powers Act obsolete by simply ignoring it. Hey, but no worries, he’s the president so we can trust him."

Democratic Rep. from California, Brad Sherman, states that Obama is trying to "bring democracy to Libya while shredding the Constitution of the United States."

He continues with "He cannot continue what he is doing in Libya without congressional authorization. When a president defiantly violates the law, that really undercuts our efforts to urge other countries to have the rule of law."

Harsh when that is coming from your own supporters huh?

If the left is coming down hard on Obama on Libya, then you can imagine the reaction from the right.

Or, you can see for yourself.

Those are the updates on yesterday's news, now for some links on other things.

The million dollar recount in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election is complete and Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is still 7,000+ votes ahead.

Defeated Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg, after wasting a million plus in tax payer money on the recount, is now debating whether or not to finally concede to the will of the voters or challenge the results in court.

KETV Omaha reports "Best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, Herman Cain says he's running for president of the United States in 2012."

In the South Carolina televised GOP debate, Cain came to the debate with one supporter in the Lutz focus group and by the end of the debate over half of the 29 people in the group raised their hands for Cain as top choice.

Last but not least, the extraordinary photos of homemade damns in Mississippi around individual homes created in a desperate attempt to to save their homes.

Happy Saturday reading everyone.