BUDGET REDUCTIONS – So a two-week budget appropriations bill has been passed…with staggering reductions? Well, when you get into millions and billions of dollars, it is all staggering to me. I don’t think we have any concept of what these numbers mean in relation to the entire multi-trillion dollar budget. Take a minute and watch this video. Very simply, the budget is explained, along with what these cuts mean. The video is dealing with $100 million in cuts…just extrapolate this to what the legislature just did…http://wimp.com/budgetcuts/
SHUTDOWN OR NOT…I guess time will tell, but the pressure is on. Many GOP Freshmen are standing firm. Can they hold to their mandate? This NYT article explores that potential… http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/us/politics/01freshmen.html?_r=1&nl=us&emc=politicsemailema1
TIME TO CHOOSE SIDES – As the missing Wisconsin senators hide out at the Clock Tower Resort in Chicago, Gov. Walker and the GOP majority in the legislature show no sign of backing down. As this article says, this is now “a battle to the death… nothing short of victory would justify the sacrifice for either side.” America now watches and waits, as one of the most important and consequential political battle in ages unfolds. This battle’s consequences is “of preserving a political and economic order so crucial to the opportunity, growth and rosperity at the core of the American project.” Read on…
AMERICANS KILLED…JIHADIST PIRACY ON THE HIGH SEAS – Last week 4 missionaries were killed by Muslim terrorists off the horn of Africa. Doug Giles is very lucid in his explanation of what is happening, and comparing it to what it might be called if we turned the tables on them in the same way. Hmmm…do we have a biased press today? You had to ask?? Read on here… http://clashradio.com/column.html
SOMALI PIRATES…ISLAMIC JIHAD – Raymond Ibrahim writes an exceptional article on what is the real cause of piracy today. It will help you understand what is happening off the coast of Africa, and why! Good background & history.
PAKISTAN CHRISTIAN LEADER ASSASSINATED – Shahbaz Bahtti, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs, was Pakistan’s only Christian serving in the Islamic state’s government. Pakistan’s Taliban and al-Qaeda factions are claiming responsibility for the assassination, as he was shot on Wednesday morning. Mhatti’s influence in the west on behalf of Pakistan’s religious minorities was said to be huge. He worked for all minorities in Pakistan and was quite effective in his position. However he said that “the forces of violence” were prepared to kill him because “they wanted to impose their radical philosophy in Pakistan.” You can read more here…http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/marchweb-only/shahbazbhatti.html
TODAY’S NEWS…I would like to high recommend you put http://www.redState.com at the top of your “favorites” list. Here is a daily collection of news, from a conservative standpoint, from around the nation and world. Great reading, and it will help keep you informed! This site should be MUST reading for us.
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