The revelation is the latest in a litany that has come to light since the summer. It was disclosed that Mr. Rangel was paying below-market rents on four Harlem apartments. One, which he has since given up, was illegally used as a campaign office. He owed taxes on at least $75,000 in rental income on a vacation home in the Dominican Republic. (He has since paid $10,800 to the IRS and New York State for three tax years and has hired a forensic accountant to determine how much he owes for the remaining 17 years.) Mr. Rangel underreported the value of a condominium he and his wife owned in Florida. He neglected to fully account on House travel disclosure forms for some privately sponsored trips. And he used his official stationary to ask for meetings to discuss his eponymous school of public service with titans of business and philanthropy.
If there is a dreadfully overused word in the giddy countdown to the Obama inauguration, it is “smart.” Not just “smart,” but also its stronger cousins like “brilliant” and “genius.” These words have been offered shamelessly for nearly every person assigned a role by President-Elect Obama. They are assembling an “all-star cabinet.”
This was not an honor for those having attended all the right schools, but a tribute to people who have all the “right” ideas. Liberals are smart because they’re liberals. Conservative beliefs are honed from having been dropped on your head as an infant.
What is your opinion of Nicolas Sarkozy’s performance as president?
|Nov. 2008||Oct. 2008||Sept. 2008|
What is your opinion of François Fillon’s performance as prime minister?
|Nov. 2008||Oct. 2008||Sept. 2008|
Source: BVA / L’Express
Methodology: Face-to-face interviews with 970 French adults, conducted on Nov. 22, 2008. No margin of error was provided.
Moins de 5 is less than 5
Plus de 30 is more than 30
To this I can attest:
I have been in Paris and Strasbourg, and I can tell you both cities are crawling with Muslims. I was actually attacked with a sucker punch to the left cheek by one while I was taking photographs of the Ill River in Strasbourg, in the Republique area of the city. Luckily, he slinked away when I confronted him. That would be Department 67 on the map, in northeast corner of France.
It was pretty amazing how brazen this third-world intruder was, considering there were plenty of people around. France has gotten a reputation as a country full of people who are too afraid to do anything when they see Muslims commiting crimes, so of course they create a lot of crime. Perhaps my assailant did not know I was American, but when he found out he did not stick around long enough to finish what he had started. I could see his bravado quickly melting away when he realized he would not get me to back down. I was afraid he was concealing a weapon, but luckily this was not the case (or he chose not to use it).
Moral of the story: If you are threatened by a Western-hating Muslim, and as long as he doesn’t have a bomb-vest wrapped around him, slap him around some and then send him on his way. The French are too afraid to keep their own country clean.
Should more nuclear power plants be built in the United States?
Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 likely American voters, conducted on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, 2008. Margin of error is 3 per cent.
If there were to be a general election tomorrow, which party do you think you would vote for?
|Nov. 20||Nov. 6||Oct. 19|
Source: ICM Research / Sunday Mirror
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,010 British adults, conducted on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, 2008. No margin of error was provided.
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations boasts that a “capacity crowd” turned out for its 14th annual fundraising banquet earlier this week. But there was at least one prominent no-show: congressman and former presidential candidate, Ron Paul.
Paul, an outspoken critic of the Iraq war, has become a darling of the Wahhabi lobby in Washington. But WND has learned that he turned down an invitation to speak at CAIR’s confab in Washington at which a number of CAIR officials were slapped with a legal summons.
World News Daily
|In an early look at the 2010 U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter leads TV commentator Chris Matthews, a possible Democratic challenger, 45 – 33 percent. Sen. Specter leads 72 – 9 percent among Republicans and 45 – 27 percent among independent voters, while Matthews leads 55 – 25 percent among Democrats.|
|Specter gets a 62 – 25 percent approval rating and by a 56 – 23 percent margin, voters have a favorable opinion of him.|
|For Matthews, 60 percent say they don’t know enough about him to form an opinion.|