Love him or hate him...he's killed a ton of Arabs.
I don't know what's more interesting about this story...the fact that it was kept a secret for this long or that Matt Drudge was the one who broke the story.
Friday, February 29, 2008
This is really interesting. Methinks that by now that this would have surfaced and been discussed. Is it not mesmerizing what is actually "news," and what is not? But, anyway, I do not think there is any traction to this, but it is an interesting note.
Here’s some LB Thursday morning triva: What do the following Republican
presidential candidates have in common?
A) John McCain (2008)
B) George P. Weicker Jr. (1980)
C) George Romney (1968)
D) Barry Goldwater (1964)
OK, so our headline sort of gives it away. Yes, they were all born on foreign soil, and therefore their basic constitutional qualifications for the presidency — a natural born citizen, at least 35 years of age with 14 years of residence — have been called into question. And now it’s McCain’s turn.
In 1936, McCain was born at the Coco Solo Air Base, in the then-American controlled Panama Canal Zone (pictured), to Jack McCain, a Navy officer, and Roberta McCain. If McCain wins the 2008 election, he’d be the first American to take the presidential oath who has an official birthplace outside the 50 states.
“There are powerful arguments that Senator McCain or anyone else in this position is constitutionally qualified, but there is certainly no precedent,” said Sarah H.
Duggin, an associate professor of law at Catholic University. “It is not a slam-dunk situation.”
According to the Times story, McCain’s campaign recently asked Gibson Dunn’s Ted Olson to prepare a detailed legal analysis. “I don’t have much doubt about it,” Olson told the Times, adding that he still needed to finish his research.
Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, was a bit more definitive, “He was posted there on orders from the United States government,” Graham said of McCain’s father. “If that becomes a problem, we need to tell every military family that your kid can’t be president if they take an overseas assignment.”
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
In a topic most of the MSM chose to gloss over this week, the United States military successfully shot down the toxic satellite that was feared to land in a populated area. Of course, Chinese officials are frightened...as they should be. This test demonstrates the power of our missile defense system. Take note, Time Magazine Man of the Year.
Posted by The Abacus at 6:39 AM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
It really does not concern me all too much where Mrs. Huckabee was (Las Vegas), what she saw (Title Fight) and where she stayed (Hooters Casino & Hotel).
I just think it is hilarious.
To me, not that big of a deal, sounds like a great weekend. But, someone who has completely emersed themselves in "values voters" and cow towing to the "evangelicals" should have refrained from this. Seriously, could you make this up? What was she thinking?
Posted by The Beagle at 4:34 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Actually, the official term is that Castro "will not seek reelection". I love how dictators choose "not to seek reelection". How very gracious of him.
This story represents the traditional media spin on Castro's time in office. They are quick to point out how he's outlasted US Presidents and how Cuba has "free healthcare". However, as usual, they are slow to point out the human rights nightmares and the overall brutality.
Unfortunately, my fear is that his brother, Raul, will be much worse. Michelle Malkin has a great piece covering all the related Castro angles.
A must read for all.
Posted by The Abacus at 5:47 AM
Sunday, February 17, 2008
In what this humble pundit plans to introduce as an ongoing series, let me discuss a reason why I will not vote for an Obama (or, I guess, Clinton, too) or a "why not."
This will serve as an ongoing effort of trying to convince myself that a vote for (banging head against the wall) Senator John Mccain will be in my own best interest.
For starters, taking a look at his "economic" plan is downright frightening (AllahPundit has more). Some are calling it "Red Dawn II," but I think it illustrates a fundamental naivety of our capitalisitic system more than anything else. See for yourself. (and, let me know what you think)
I think it just underscores the assertion that he is a lightweight and his time has not yet come.