Archive for December, 2009

Dismissed!

31Dec09

Let’s turn over 16% of the U.S. economy to these folks. Good idea, eh? A federal judge dismissed all charges Thursday against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in a crowded Baghdad intersection in 2007. Citing repeated government missteps, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed a case that had been […]


The W. Swagger

30Dec09

Dick Cheney is a blessing as former Vice President, happily going where no one else has the gravitas, or chutzpah, to go. “[W]e are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe,” Cheney said in a statement to POLITICO. “Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war?… He […]


Barack has set himself up for electoral trouble by following the liberal approach to the war on terror. The response to the BVD Bomber, along with moving Guantanamo terrorists to Illinois and returning detainees to Yemen even as we bomb terrorists there, will haunt him and his party for many years to come. “Shockingly, yesterday […]


An isolated extremist, or part of a terror war? “This incident demonstrates that an alert and courageous citizenry are far more resilient than an isolated extremist,” he said. “As a nation, we will do everything in our power to protect our country. As Americans, we will never give in to fear or division. We will […]


Looking Good

28Dec09

Rod Blogojevich, Roland Burris, Reverend Wright… the Chicago pattern is no joke. If there was any question whether or not the 2010 election season was heating up, it was dispelled on Monday morning when a Republican Senate candidate from Illinois released an ad questioning whether his primary opponent is a homosexual. Mayor Daley, Tony Rezko, […]


Heck of a Job

27Dec09

A respected Nigerian business leader goes to the U.S. embassy six months ago and says he’s concerned about his son’s radical beliefs, also reporting him to Nigerian security officials. The young man in question – Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab – is the son of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a former Nigerian minister and bank chairman. Half […]


Movie Review

26Dec09

Went to see a terrific film yesterday called Up in the Air. Here’s my review, which joins others on my Todd’s Movie Shorts page (see the link, above). ****  Up in the Air – Ryan Bingham hides from relationships in a career that takes him on the road. Putting even more distance between himself and […]