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Questions I’ve Been Pondering…

1] It just me, or does Chris Larsen sound a lot like those who 15 years ago were saying we’d need a decade to tap and deliver the oil which could be found in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge when he’s talking about it needing seven years before the jobs appear?

Funny, we haven’t started drilling in ANWR yet either…

If you want to say you’re for job growth, you’re going to have to eventually allow the first steps.  A cake doesn’t bake itself, a relationship doesn’t just happen, and investment doesn’t work on a clock set by hands of government interventionists.

2] If it is now “voluntary” to let women into combat, when do women groups lobby Congress to write legislation that would force 18 year-old women do what 18 year-old men do: File for Selective Service?

No doubt the basis for the entire exercise by out-going SecDef Leon Panetta is the practices of the Israeli Defense Forces (in which women serve), so why not go the full route and have women conscripted as well (which all Israelis also do).

3] When doesn’t the NFL just end the Pro Bowl?

It’s been called the game everyone wants to selected to and no one wants to play.  Like usual, I’m skipping the game and going to watch something else instead.  One almost feels sorry for Fox Sports having the contract to broadcast the game.

In the near future, the NFL should just have a nice dinner and awards ceremony for the All-Pros in the Super Bowl city (most of these guys will be there anyway) and give them a paid voucher for an all-expenses paid trip to Honolulu that can be used during the off-season.

There, think that makes everyone happy.

4] Will the media even bother reporting that the Obama Jobs Council ends this week and might not be renewed?

The two-year executive order which established the group expires on the 31st.  They haven’t met in over a year.  Sort of tells you how important job creation has been to this presidency.

Of course, the lack of mentioning it during his second inaugural address ought to have been a clue.

5]  How come liberals get more chances than in the media than conservatives?

Oh, I’m probably answering my own question here, but think about it.  Locally, James Rowen lied to the press for months on end during the Marilyn Figueroa scandal (read the testimony here) and he’s rewarded with his own blog at the Journal Sentinel.  Really?

Nationally, it was George Stephanopoulus who for two years danced and joked around with reporters from the White House press room until ABC decided he was worthy of hosting not one, but two shows.

Pity the guy can’t tell Bill Russell and Morgan Freeman apart.

6] Am I really to believe “Obama for America’s” email list can beat the NRA’s membership list?

One of the best laughs I’ve had in the past week was the announcement from Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter saying they’d take on the NRA one-on-one with their campaign email list.

For starters, it idiotic and arrogant for the Obama folks to assume that they didn’t get any NRA members to vote for them.  As their primitive, liberal minds might not understand this, but a lot of NRA folks are not “single-issue voters” and may have indeed voted for Obama for other reasons.  Now, the very president they voted for — whom they didn’t think was going to go after their guns — is now going after their guns and thus, their right to defend their lives and their families

No wonder “Glengarry Glen Ross” playwright David Mamet wrote this.  He’s Jewish, as Hollywood as they come, and given a lot of money to Democrats.  And now he’s written a piece for Newsweek / The Daily Beast comparing the President’s gun control agenda to communist rule and the Polish village of Chelm from Jewish lore.

So best of luck to the proposed “Obama-Bloomberg” tag-team on guns.  It sounds doomed to fail.

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