The USS Cole was attacked in the Yemeni Port of Aden, on October 12, 2000. 17 sailors died and 39 more were injured in the suicide attack. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack and Jamal al-Badawi was detained just days later. His confession to recruiting the other bombers led to several arrests including Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Since then al-Badawi has escaped from Yemeni prisons twice along with others convicted for the Cole bombing. He last surrendered to Yemeni authorities as part of an agreement with al-Qaeda militants, although he was released in return for a pledge not to engage in any violent or al-Qaeda related activity. Ten years later none of the defendants convicted in Yemen of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole remain in prison.
Posts Tagged ‘Politics’
Posted in eric holder, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, moral values, national security, Obama, Politics, Radical Islam, Terrorism, tagged Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, Al Qaeda, eric holder, Guantanamo Bay, Jamal al-Badawi, Khalid Sheikh Muhammed, military tribunals, Obama, Politics, USS Cole on August 29, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Health Care, Media, Uncategorized, tagged American Values, Bart Stupak, Civil Right, David Gregory, Democrats, Founding Principles, Fundamentally Transform, harry reid, Hate Speech, Health Care, Health Care Reform, health insurance, Howard Dean, James Clyburn, Joe Biden, Max Baucus, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, Racism, Tea Party on April 14, 2010| 2 Comments »
Whether or not the average American realizes it, we are on the brink of an important ideological shift regarding the future of our country. In clear opposition to America’s Founding Principles of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty, President Obama and the Democratic Party are fundamentally transforming our nation. And although Obama ran as a moderate looking to unite during his presidential campaign, he clearly articulated his vision prior to the election. His goal was simple; to transform America. A few months after inauguration he outlined his agenda (which was reaffirmed during his first State of the Union Address), and has since worked tirelessly to implement each step he believes will usher in a new era of American life. An American life unified with leftist values; dependence on big government, and a financial and social system on par with our western European allies. Call me conservative, a Tea Party member, a right-wing radical or extremist all you want, but the evidence supporting my “theory” of our impending ideological shift by so-called Democratic mandate is overwhelming. (more…)
Posted in culture, Democrats, Elections, Health Care, Media, Obama, Politics, Republicans, tagged America, anti government militia, Barney Frank, Democrats, Domestic Terrorism, Eric Cantor, Eugene Robinson, Facebook, faggot, far right, Health Care, Health Care Reform, Huffington Post, Jon Lewis, New York Times, Norman Leboon, Obama, Perriello, Politics, Ready Reserve Corps, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, Washington Post on April 2, 2010| 1 Comment »
Posted in Democrats, Elections, Fraud, hypocrisy, Politics, Polls, Republicans, tagged ACORN, Ben Nelson, CBS, Cornhusker Kickback, Democrats, Health Care, James O Keefe, Medicaid, Obama, Politics, Raging Grannies, Republicans, Tim Tebow on February 4, 2010| Leave a Comment »
A story our website failed to cover extensively was the backroom deals that took place in the Senate to get Obamacare passed. One of the big recipients was Ben Nelson a formerly popular Governor from Nebraska. In return for his vote his state received ‘the cornhusker kickback’, which among other things gave the state a permanent exemption from the state share of Medicaid expansion for Nebraska, meaning federal taxpayers have to kick in an additional $45 million in the first decade. Maybe America is beginning to wake up, the very constituents that benefited from this deal booed and heckled Nelson out of a Pizza Hut. Now he trails by 31 points in a hypothetical match-up with Nebraska’s current governor for the 2012 elections. I commend the citizens of Nebraska for holding their representatives accountable.
While the heat was on Nelson and negotiations were being made, Nelson ran this video to help persuade his fellow constituents.
We found out this week, that it’s not a Ben Nelson campaign ad. You probably can’t make out the disclaimer, but the ad was paid for by the Nebraska Democratic Party. So, not only did Nelson get bought off with Medicaid funding from the federal treasury, it now appears he got TV ads from the NDP. The DNC and Organizing for America have been asking supporters of “real” health care reform for funds and to the tune of about 500,000 dollars that support went to Nelson. The same Nelson that helped kill the public option, medicare buy-in, and insisted on harsh anti abortion language. Funny, that at this very time in Martha Coakley was running some horrendous ads in Massachusetts. Think this money could have been better spent?
Posted in Democrats, economy, Elections, Health Care, Military and Defense, Obama, Politics, Republicans, State of the Union, tagged afghanistan, Democrats, Health Insurance Reform, Healthcare Reform, Iraq, Liberal Policy, national security, Nuclear Proliferation, Obama, Politics, Republicans, Spending Freeze, State of the Union, Statist on January 28, 2010| 4 Comments »
Healthcare: Nevertheless, about 45 minutes into President Obama’s speech, he pivoted back to Healthcare and more specifically “health insurance reform.” (more…)
Posted in Republicans, State of the Union, tagged Bob McDonnell, Bobby Jindal, Election, Health Care, national security, Obama, Politics, Republicans, State of the Union on January 28, 2010| 2 Comments »
Newly inaugurated Virginia governor Bob McDonnell gave the Republican response to the State of the Union. Of course we caught a few of the ole Republican talking points, “Top-down, one-size-fits-all decision-making should not replace the personal choices of free people in a free market” “No government program can ever replace the actions of caring Americans freely choosing to help one another.”