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Mar022014

Remember when Biden was added to the ticket for his expertise in foreign policy? 

How’s that working out?  

To refresh your memory, here are Biden's comments on his supposed "expertise" from Tim Brown's piece at Freedom Outpost, on September 12, 2012.

Granted, this piece is dated, but we've yet to see Mr. Biden's "expertise" at work. Our foreign policy is a disgrace and a failure and the "expert" is nowhere to be found as the President fumbles to respond to Russia's military moves in the Crimea region of Ukraine.

"Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a campaign rally on Thursday at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. Biden said, 'I am Supposedly an Expert on Foreign Policy.'

"His comments came on the heels of the Islamic attacks on US embassies in LibyaEgypt, and Yemen. The attacks have left an American ambassador and three others dead. Biden's comments could not have been more out of touch nor out of place.

"The vice president said, 'I was asked, I’m supposedly an expert on foreign policy. Well, you know, an expert from where I come from is anyone from out of town with a briefcase. I do not have a briefcase with me today. But here, I was speaking at a conference… our allies from around the world. …I was asked a simple question: What is the single most important object… that American most complete in order to maintain its dominance physically as well as economic ascendancy in the world? What is it? And the answer I gave them I think surprised them, but the president and I shared this view together. We have to be the single best-educated nation in the world in order to be able… that is not hyperbole. We must be the single best-educated nation in the world.'

(Read more @  http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/09/joe-biden-i-am-supposedly-an-expert-on-foreign-policy/#0ezTj8TgzrKQUAc8.99)

Mr. Brown believed then that Mr. Biden should have received an “F” on his report card for foreign policy.

I believe that grade remains the same today and it's not likely to change any time before November 8, 2016.

Sunday
Mar022014

Palin Mocked In 2008 For Warning Putin May Invade Ukraine If Obama Elected - Fox Nation

http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/03/01/palin-mocked-2008-warning-putin-may-invade-ukraine-if-obama-elected

By the way, it's not just Obama to be blamed for this one, it's also all of those who put him in office.

 

Sunday
Mar022014

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Feb272014

From The Baltimore Sun:  Richard E. Vatz:“Kane was Sun's star"

February 21, 2014

“I was tremendously saddened to hear of the passing of Gregory Kane, one of the best, if not the best, columnists The Baltimore Sun has employed in the last 40 years.

“I invited him for years to hear former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. lecture to my class, but in December he emailed me matter-of-factly, "Oh, I'm VERY interested, Rick. But once again, the Fates are against us. I have chemo that day."

“Mr. Kane grew up as a liberal, but experience made him more conservative. He was especially eloquent on the unpopular side of capital punishment, a topic on which he exposed the undiscussed consequences of eliminating that option for incapacitation of the most heinous criminals. Read his Washington Examiner February 14, 2011 column in which he brilliantly and substantively demolishes his opponents' arguments and irrelevant theses and argues for the appropriate focus regarding the death penalty.

“In Jacques Kelly's excellent obituary, he wrote of Mr. Kane's work ethic, decency and independence and the fact that his columns were not standard, predictable prose.

“Always a gentleman, Gregory Kane personified what a great columnist should be: erudite on an extraordinary range of topics, a provider of arguments often not printed elsewhere, fair and not threatened when people disagree with him.”

Richard E. Vatz, Towson

The writer is a professor of political rhetoric at Towson University.


Thank you, Rick, for expressing so eloquently the thoughts of so many.

A Memorial Service honoring Mr. Kane will be held Monday, March 3, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., at the March Life Center, 5616 Old Court Road, Randallstown, MD 21244.