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Opinion: By R. Al Bain
While watching Bill O’Reilly’s Factor TV show Thursday, March, 23, 2011 it was anything but no spin! I think those in charge at FOX NEWS may be considering letting the wrong guy go in Glenn Beck! In regard to the U.S. involvement in Libya he comes off as a school yard bully to any guest that doesn’t share his opinion. He was absolutely rude and obnoxious to his guest Laura Ingraham on the subject while she was trying to explain her view consistently interrupting her and not letting her give her point of view on the issue.
The Bill O’Reilly view is that we are a “Noble Nation” that must be involved because otherwise Colonel Muammar Gaddafi would kill his own people. While he slams his guest views as speculation what would you call his? Even if this was true the American people feel otherwise as far as intervention. They have been killing each other and fighting wars in the middle east for over 3000 years and will continue to do so and nothing we can do will stop it! He stated he agrees with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that we should be involved, maybe he needs to switch political parties?
The United States is Broke, in Debt, our Roads, Bridges, and our Infrastructure are in disarray and our children and grandchildren will suffer immensely for the shape our elected representatives have put our country in with their legislative actions! Wouldn’t it be more “Noble” to take care of our children, grandchildren and country than someone else’s? On his own website there is a poll: What should the U.S. be doing in Libya? Americans overwhelmingly say absolutely do nothing 43% against compared to 29% supporting according to a poll conducted on his website http://www.billoreilly.com/poll-center.
“The decision to obligate the United States in a third conflict should not be taken lightly. Authorization for military intervention does not come from the United Nations. It comes from the American people, through their representatives. The American people have no representation at the United Nations. Their representatives sit in the U.S. Congress.” U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz
Pure Robbery: Michigan Legislators dipping into their favorite Piggy Bank
Here we go again! The Michigan Legislature now decisively under GOP control voted overwhelmingly to increase the cost of a government tourism industry subsidy by 65 percent above what had already been allocated for the year. They did so by robbing their favorite piggy bank the “21st Century Jobs Fund” a program that in and of itself should and must be eliminated. Although the funds creators were very creative in naming this fund it is and has been a complete and total failure! Click here to see how your representatives voted.
More Cost to Michigan Taxpayers in Film Office Lawsuit?
A New York-based TV and documentary film producer sued the Michigan Film Office in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Wednesday, claiming that he was improperly denied one of the state’s generous financial incentives while other, less worthy, productions were approved.
Teacher Tenure Law Hurts Children, Legislators told
“Most teachers are granted tenure within just a few years,” she told a joint meeting of Senate and House education and appropriations committee members. “Once a teacher has tenure, in most states, that teacher essentially has a job for life, regardless of performance.
Bad Government and the Uninvolved Citizen
The talk about Chicago and its famed municipal corruption. New York’s is the stuff of Hollywood movies. But right here in Michigan it’s just as bad! Consider the financial and political scandals recently here in Michigan such as in Romulus, Police Chief, Southfield, a city council member, Allen Park, movie studio fiasco, Southgate, Police Officer, Ecorse, the mayor and city controller, River Rouge, the former city council president, St. Clair Shores, the former mayor, Oakland County, two former leaders of the county Democratic Party, and in Detroit, well, we all know about corruption in Motown. Our society is rotten. And who can be blamed? You, the uninvolved citizen. You’ve gotten the governance you deserve. Ask yourself, when is the last time you attended a city council hearing, a school board assembly or went to a voting booth? Don’t scream about your union rights when you don’t bother to go to your own union meetings.
Planned Parenthood Republicans
Trends within politics rarely occur in a vacuum. Instead, they develop within a broader ideological and historical context, which accounts for individual elected officials’ political motivations to this very day. Planned Parenthood, for instance, has always enjoyed the support of a notable component of the Republican Party, especially its moderate or left leaning wing, comprised of influential Establishment elitists, internationalists, and environmentalists. Here in Monroe County Michigan we have such an elected official in the 1st vice chair of the Monroe County Republican Party Glenda Kennon mother of State Senator Randy Richardville according to an email she sent out in 2008 advocating what good things Planned Parenthood does!
Cut University Funding but not K-12, Michigan voters say
Michigan voters are more willing to sacrifice higher education funding to the budget ax than financial support for their public schools, a Free Press/WXYZ (Channel 7) poll shows.
Two Top Oakland County Democrats arraigned in “Tea Party” Ballot flap
“A scheme was devised by a party leader in Lansing to put people on the ballot on the Tea Party ticket,” Bouchard said. “It may not be ethical, but it’s not illegal. But some folks were placed on the ballot without their knowledge and that’s the criminal side.”
Data on Public Union Workers in Wisconsin: Salaries and Benefits
After studying these salaries and benefits comparing them with the private sector, it’s no wonder that the protesters were out in full force!
Highest U.S. Underemployment Rates: Illinois, California and Michigan
According to a Gallup poll published Friday, the national underemployment average was 19% in 2010. Illinois, California and Michigan had the highest percentages of underemployed workers in the country last year, leading a group of nine states that had an underemployment rate of between 21% and 25%. The other states included Hawaii, North Carolina, Oregon, Florida, Mississippi and Nevada.
Will the Government nationalize your 401k retirement account?
Sounding the Alarm on Plan to Seize 401(k)s! In February, the White House released its “Annual Report on the Middle Class” containing new regulations favored by Big Labor including a bailout of critically underfunded union pension plans through “retirement security” options. The radical solution most favored by Big Labor is the seizure of private 401(k) plans for government disbursement which lets them off the hook for their collapsing retirement scheme. And, of course, the Obama administration is eager to accommodate their buddies.
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
Cicero – 55 B.C.