In order to bring a fresh perspective to the 2012 Presidential contest, I will be covering it as though I were a candidate. I have officially formed an advisory panel which will look into creating a campaign working group which will recommend if I should form an exploratory committee which will ultimately decide if I should join the race for the GOP nomination. No, I won’t really be running. But by pretending to, I will be able to offer criticisms of the candidates in an original way and offer up potential solutions to the many problems facing our nation. The blogosphere is filled with lots of boring political commentary. I’m going to make sure that the 2012 election isn’t boring.
My “campaign” website is here: http://kaibforpresident.wordpress.com/
And here’s the awesome KaibCast from Wednesday night (featuring new open and close music): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/joshkaib/2011/03/02/wednesdays-kaibcast-3211
Muslim Yells ‘Allah Akbar’ Before Killing Two U.S Airmen and Obama Launches Inquiry into Why They Were Killed – Germany Airport Shooting – Fox Nation:
Check out this post at Fox Nation. Quite sad, not just for the deaths but also for U.S.’s wimpy response:
President Obama says the government will “spare no effort” to determine why two American airmen were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in Frankfurt, Germany.
“I’m saddened, and I am outraged, by this attack that took the lives of two Americans and wounded two others. I think the American people are united in expressing our service to those who were lost,” Obama told reporters in a surprise appearance in the briefing room. “We are praying for a speedy recovery for those who were injured.”Arif Uka, a 21-year-old Muslim was arrested after the shooting in a public lane outside the busy airport’s Terminal 2. He was reportedly armed with an automatic weapon and a knife.
Fox News is reporting: Source says shooter in Germany was waiting for bus to arrive. … Yelled “Allah Akbar!” when opened fire. … Dropped gun at scene, then ran into a terminal where he was subdued.
From the Philly Inquirer:
Philadelphia prosecutors said this morning they are considering seeking the death penalty against three others charged in the operation of Kermit Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion clinic.
Assistant District Attorneys Joanne Pescatore and Christine Wechsler confirmed that the death penalty is under review for former Gosnell employees Lynda Williams, 42, of Wilmington; Steven Massof, 48, of Pittsburgh; and Adrienne Moton, 33, of Upper Darby.
All three are accused of aiding Gosnell in seven abortions in which infants were born live and viable – and then allegedly killed by the 70-year-old physician.
From The Hill’s Floor Action blog:
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that House Republicans want to strip government funding of PBS because they have a “vendetta against Elmo.”
Boxer made the comments during a floor speech where she made the case for her bill that would ensure that the president and lawmakers are not paid if a government shutdown occurs.
Boxer said that the cost of four hours of the Iraq war would be enough to keep PBS funded — and the popular fire-red children’s character on the air.
Boxer believes that the GOP has more than just a vendetta against Elmo. She added that Republicans hold a “vendetta against healthcare” and a “vendetta against clean energy.”
House Republicans last month passed a bill that would strip government funding for both National Public Radio and PBS.
I’ve got a vendetta against Barbara Boxer. Since when was it the federal government’s job to fund Elmo? There is something called competition and the free market. If Elmo is so great, he will remain on the air because little kids will watch it.
As for the vendettas against healthcare and clean energy, I’m guilty as charged. I don’t want my money wasted on a bloated government healthcare program (ObamaCare) or crap energy like solar and wind that can’t compete in the free market. We’ve got lots of coal and natural gas. It would be a shame if we didn’t use it in a responsible manner. With solar energy, a cloudy day suddenly causes rolling blackouts, and Barbara Boxer doesn’t have enough hot air to generate the kind of wind power that would actually make a meaningful impact in the energy market.
My message to all potential GOP Presidential candidates: If you really believe that Obama is taking America in the wrong direction, you MUST run for President. That includes you, Mr. Christie.
You can’t just stand on the sidelines, occasionally complaining about the policies that have come out of Washington. Get your ass into the arena and fight on the national stage. RUN FOR PRESIDENT. If you think you can win, which Christie does, then you are obligated to run. If the GOP field is a bunch of has-beens like Gingrich, Huckabee (who just said something stupid), and Romney, then we might as well just give up and let Obama run unopposed. Huckabee is a Republican version of Jimmy Carter, Romney is a liberal who enacted ObamaCare on the state level, and Gingrich is a tired old man who cheated on his dying wife.