Monday Morning Reading

29 Jun


Well, the president said not long ago in an interview quote-unquote, “we are out of money.” With all due respect, Mr. President, if we’re out of money, quit spending it.
~ Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) on CNN’s “State of the Union” via CQPolitics.

Honduran Military Ousts President During Pre-Dawn Siege

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras —  Soldiers seized the national palace and flew President Manuel Zelaya into exile Sunday, hours before a disputed constitutional referendum. Congress appointed a successor, but Zelaya, a leftist ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, said he was the victim of an illegal coup.
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What we Hondurans want

Finally, I want to remind everyone that this was not a military coup, this was the arrest and destitution of a criminal president, with the help of the military. Proof that it is not a coup, is that as of this moment we already have the Constitutional State of Right re-established, with a new president, and new cabinet. Let us Hondurans be, we have already defenestrated what was causing us such stress, division and unrest, and we will reunite ourselves, to again perform our right of suffrage in 5 months.
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In Honduras, Freedom Restored
Net Right Nation

Unfortunately, Barack Obama, after encouraging the Zelaya coup with his complicit silence, has now condemned the people’s move to uphold their Constitution and preserve their freedom. And, as expected, the mainstream media has joined Mr. Obama in censuring the restoration of democracy by censoring the full story.
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Losing His Mojo? Bam’s Magic Run Could Stall
Rich Lowry, The New York Post

The international scene threatens to play into this sense of hopefulness gone astray. The world shows no signs of vindicating Obama’s belief in the power of speaking softly while carrying a dubious stick.
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Climate Bill Faces Long Odds in Senate
Jay Cost, Real Clear Politics

If the vote in the House on this bill had been calculated like the vote for President in the case of no majority winner in the Electoral College – where each state gets one vote – the climate bill would not have passed. Twenty-two state caucuses voted in favor of it while twenty-eight voted against. The bill passed in large part because of strong support from California and New York, which accounted for more than 26% of the total votes in favor of the bill.
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Closer to home…

Virginia’s financial Bull Run?
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling in The Washington Times

The basic problem in Richmond is that we are spending more money than we are taking in, and we cannot continue to do that. We cannot continue to balance our budgets through gimmicks. That is not how we became the best-managed state in the nation, and it is not how we earned a AAA bond rating.
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EDITORIAL: Democrats’ FOIA problems
A lack of transparency in the majority party
The Washington Times

Mr. Kaine refuses to release his trip itineraries, claiming security and privacy concerns. He maintains that revealing such details as whether there was taxpayer-funded security could endanger the governor’s life. We find these arguments dubious as Mr. Kaine never before raised such objections related to public events that he attended as governor.
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Today’s Verse to Ponder

Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
Mark 13:6-8 (New International Version)

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