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Pak security forces enter Mingora
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Africa Subsaharan
Another group actively preparing to dip into your wallet.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/24/2009 14:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  they gonna be real disappointed then
Posted by: funky skunk || 05/24/2009 17:31 Comments || Top||

#2  President Obama, as the first African-American leader of the United States, carries a special global burden of not only ending the American recession but also leading the way in dealing with global economic woes. The son of a Kenyan father, he has the weight of extraordinary expectations among Africans in the Diaspora, and in Africa. The Obama Administration should create verifiable avenues for Diaspora members to actively participate in the implementation of United States policy to Africa. In a forthcoming article, I will address specific technical and operational areas where the Diaspora can have a major impact on Africa's development

Total BS! If we'd managed to elect someone with British ancestry, we'd also be responsible for them? I don't think so!
Posted by: Zorba || 05/24/2009 18:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Please, if anything the soft bigotry of low expectations will spill over and make any achievements by Obama seem monumentally weightier than they are.
Posted by: GirlThursday || 05/24/2009 20:34 Comments || Top||

#4  W. Bush did far more than any US president for Africa, and this is quietly acknowledged both within and outside Africa. This level of support was so great that it would be nearly impossible for Obama to best.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 05/24/2009 21:21 Comments || Top||

#5  and the media ensured it did jack sh1t publicity wise in or outside Africa.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles the pedantic || 05/24/2009 21:31 Comments || Top||

#6  I imagine his "support" would be basically the same amount he has bestowed on his extended family there....namely, bupkis.
Posted by: Cornsilk Blondie || 05/24/2009 22:48 Comments || Top||


Europe
Brake on E.U. Enlargement Dims Hope for the Balkans
Voices have been raised against the anti-enlargement bandwagon. Enlargement Commissioner Rehn recently exhorted the European Parliament not to "make enlargement the scapegoat of economic recession." Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who in the past has played an active role in the Balkan crises, has also argued that the Western Balkan countries should "not be punished" in order to please the voters in some countries.

But given member states' behavior, that now looks increasingly like empty talk.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/24/2009 11:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hear Putin's accepting applications for membership. He will even fill out the paperwork for you.
Posted by: ed || 05/24/2009 13:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Last I heard the EU was on shaky ground. Maybe they should wait a bit and work on that EU military, giving up the extra seats in the Security Council and General Assembly and other bits of work they've forgotten.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/24/2009 17:07 Comments || Top||

#3  I get a lot of spam about enlargement, except they spell it "enarglement".
Posted by: Anonymoose || 05/24/2009 21:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Which sounds like it would really hurt.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 05/24/2009 21:23 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Obama: "We're out of money." (Minute 13:20 of C-Span Video)
At last someone asked a hard question.


Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 05/24/2009 08:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  NO SHIT! And how do you think we just got there genius?
Posted by: whitecollar redneck || 05/24/2009 9:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't you just print some more?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/24/2009 14:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Anonymous credit card donations, Abu.
Posted by: ed || 05/24/2009 14:09 Comments || Top||

#4  We were out of money a few trillion dollars ago, dipshit.

Not that you noticed.... >:-(
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 05/24/2009 14:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Just as you intended. Now tell me about how you're going to "reach down" below your $250k/yr income levels to tax the hell out of everyone (who work for a living)
Posted by: regular joe || 05/24/2009 16:52 Comments || Top||

#6  He'll start with the "rich" (you know, everyone who pays capital gains).
Posted by: AzCat || 05/24/2009 17:32 Comments || Top||

#7  as lady thatcher so famously said,

"the problem with socialism is that you always run out of other peoples money"
Posted by: abu do you love || 05/24/2009 17:47 Comments || Top||

#8  He let slip the fact that we're out of money just long enough to cover it up with the lie and non-sequitur that it is all on account of our failure to make good decisions on health care over the last several decades. Keep in mind his interviewer has just run off statistics on the
out of control government spending and 11 trillion dollar accumulated debt that will be the result of HIS budgets and policies. And this doesn't even include Obamacare.

With Obama, his occasional admission of some truth is only used as the rhetorical preamble to him urging us to adopt his policies. These are the nonsensical policies which push us further in the direction that makes the problem worse.
Posted by: WTF || 05/24/2009 19:05 Comments || Top||



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