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Monday, August 1, 2011

Will Accuser's PR Blitz Give Her a Leg Up? NY Post 8/1/2011

THE ISSUE: Public appearances by the accuser in the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is now in the court of public opinion ("Glammed-Up DSK Accuser Suggests Case Is About Race," Andrea Peyser, July 29).

While Nafissatou Diallo's lawyer pushes for a big paycheck, DA Cy Vance's office must be diligent in its efforts to assure justice is served.

These would-be scammers would like our justice system to play by their rules, in which race is always a factor. New York takes crimes against women very seriously.

If there were an ounce of truth to Diallo's attempted-rape charges, DSK would not be a free man.

One need only look at the cast of characters surrounding Diallo to understand what this is about.

Theodore Miraldi

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Finely Written Campaign Speech..... 7/26/2011

    and yet again, obama takes to the airwaves to blame everyone but himself for the stalemate

on the debt ceiling talks. his rhetoric regarding an unbending republican party will be taken as

a compliment by the only competent party left in congress. the audacity of the democrats who have

single handedly increased the US debt by 35% in 2 plus years, has all of a sudden become the

party of fiscal awareness. they really do think the american public is below their intellectual level.

let us not forget all the vitriolic hyperbole coming out of the president's a-team with words like

armageddon, collapse of the world market, and holding up grandma's check. this is the same

senate that rammed through health-care with no negotiation. who do they think they are fooling?

theodore miraldi....

Friday, July 22, 2011

Politics and Money....

      as obama rapidly reaches 1 billion dollars in his war chest for the 2012 election, could it be our

system of government is now bought and paid for, not only with, but by the almighty dollar. this

fresh faced candidate had agreed with McCain in the 2008 election only to use public funding

in his bid for office, yet like many of his  promises amassed a war chest through private

funds that would outspend the Republicans by a 4 to 1 margin. is money now the only arbitor in

the selection of our candidates for public office? we need to watch closely the secret mechanisms

the democrats call legal, and diligently give the public what it truly desires, candidates that win

our hearts and minds with sound ethical behaviors as servants of the public.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, July 16, 2011

We just don't get it.........

     The Obama ideology isn't all that's hard to understand, try having a constructive conversation

with any left wing elitist. After they are done with the blame Bush narrative there is little left to discuss.

What has been a consistent dialog with the left is all about the past, because they actually hold grudges

they can't overcome. Obama has been, and still is, a card carrying leftist who believes that a significant

part of the American public is below his intellect. Congress now sees through the facade and calls

Obama's bluff. This president is not willing to listen to sound advice unless forced.

Now that makes for good government!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Rachel Alexander.... Politicians’ Immoral Behavior Becoming Acceptable

Jul 08, 2011

Townhall Magazine Townhall Columnists Rachel Alexander

 Politicians today are getting away with higher levels of disgraceful behavior. Even just a few years ago it was a shock when a high-level political official did something immoral or promoted inappropriate values. When former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders said in 1994 that masturbation should be promoted to deter young people from engaging in risky sex, President Clinton fired her. Clinton himself was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 for perjury relating to his extramarital liaison with Monica Lewinsky and sexual harassment of Paula Jones.

Now, the media scarcely covers most politicians’ shameful behavior. Inappropriate acts by high-level Democrats have mostly been ignored during the Obama administration. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arranged last month for Lady Gaga, a pop singer known for her shocking behavior and skimpy outfits, to sing at a Europride gay, lesbian and transgender festival in Rome. Gaga’s disgraceful acts include pretending to be stabbed to death during concert performances and falling on the floor in a pool of blood. Clinton’s efforts promoting someone that offensive in order to enable them to appear at a controversial festival received almost no scrutiny. No one even questioned why the State Department was inserting itself into the business of questionable pop stars.

In May, First Lady Michelle Obama invited rapper “Common” to the White House to perform at a poetry night. Common has called for the burning of George W. Bush and praises a Black Panther cop killer in his song lyrics. Michelle Obama honored singer Beyonce at the 2011 Billboard Awards and also thanked her for being a “role model” for her girls. Beyonce is known for wearing practically next to nothing and singing songs like “Naughty Girl,” about desiring a one night stand.

Contrast these music artists with those invited to the White House by prior presidential administrations; Nancy Reagan invited the Beach Boys to the White House and President Nixon invited Elvis. With all the talent in America, it would have been easy to find someone more deserving who would stand up to public scrutiny as an appropriate role model. Rock stars may not be role models, but the President and his wife certainly are looked up to as role models and their choices should reflect as such.

Although married former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was forced to resign over sexting other women, several politicians like Rep. Charles Rangel defended Weiner’s actions and received no admonition. Rangel said the new bar for acceptable immoral behavior should extend to Weiner, "I know one thing - he wasn't going with prostitutes. He wasn't going out with little boys. He wasn't going into men's rooms with broad stances. I mean all of those things I understand. I'm 80 years old."

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer actually came out ahead after getting caught using a high-priced prostitution ring in 2008.

Last month, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Cal.) casually compared radical Islamic militants to “Christian militants” and the media barely batted an eye. Marion Barry, former Mayor of Washington, DC and currently a DC Councilman, regularly visits strip clubs, brazenly defending them as “erotic clubs.”

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Cal.) has probably made more revolting statements directed at conservatives than any other Democrat politician. He called former House Ways and Means committee chair Bill Thomas a "c--ks----r.” He belittled married Republican Congressman Scott McInnis, "You little fruitcake. You little fruitcake. I said you are a fruitcake." He referred to Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.) as a “whore” for the insurance industry and said her knowledge of healthcare came from “pillow talk” with her physician husband. He told former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan, who is black, that he is "a disgrace to his race and his profession" because he opposes Stark’s liberal positions on healthcare. He falsely said that former Rep. J.C. Watts’ (R-Okla.) children were born out of wedlock. Nothing has happened to Stark and he continues to get reelected to Congress.

At the same time, traditional moral values are being pushed out. President Obama discontinued the traditional White House prayer service on the annual National Day of Prayer. Last year, respected Pastor Franklin Graham was disinvited from a National Day of Prayer ceremony at the Pentagon, due to pressure placed upon the Obama administration by the Council for American-Islamic Relations. In 2009, Obama signed an executive order repealing a policy President Bush signed in 2001 prohibiting federal funding of research on embryonic stem cells beyond the 60 cell lines that existed at that time. He also signed an executive order overturning a policy that prohibits the use of American tax dollars to fund overseas organizations that fund or promote abortion.

The media has been complicit in this moral decay, by providing only scant coverage and avoiding any “judging” of the actions of those involved. The problem with allowing our leaders to slide into moral relativity, though, is that it is a slippery slope. If it is ok to perjure yourself regarding an extramarital affair, then why not perjure yourself about white collar crime? This collusion by Democrat politicians and the media is taking the country in a dangerous direction that will make it easier for corrupt politicians to run the country.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

New York passes same-sex marriage.....

      I'm all for equal rights, couples regardless of sex should under the law be treated equally, it's

the right we all enjoy through our Constitution with no exclusions. This entire issue has been

blown out of proportion by a single word, "marriage." For to long this nation has gotten its arm

twisted by a multitude of sub-cultures that say they want what everyone else does, but do little in

proving it so. A more rational approach would have meant fewer tantrums by the gay community

if equal rights were all they were trying to acheive. But as any rational mind could surmise, equal

rights by the law was not the only agenda. There was a far more serious issue at stake, it's called

lifestyle, and being able to act out that lifestyle in full ragalia is what seems as important as

the equality issue. By attacking the institution of "marriage" the gay community has struck a blow

for deviance within our social narrative. This is what i fear gives them pride. Time will only tell

what road this sets upon our times, or the impending consequences we must travel as a people.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fallout from Loose "Lips, Lost Lives" NYPost Ed 6/15/2011

Aiding the enemy: America's Pakistan folly NYPost 6/18/2011
My Response:

Pakistan’s arrest of five CIA informants and the future of US-Pakistani relations.

It appears the need to take a bow by officials of the Obama administration for the demise of Osama bin

Laden has caused collateral damage to operatives who thought our government could be trusted to keep

their involvement secret ("Loose Lips, Lost Lives," Editorial, June 15).

The amateurish high fives have cost the US intelligence community what little support our Pakistani partners

delivered in the war against terrorism.

Killing bin Laden may also have put our efforts to keep us safe on life support.

Those responsible should realize that true patriots are those who don't sell out for a pat on the back.

theodore miraldi

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

How is it that a capitalist nation can operate without a budget the passed two years?

Owning up to failure: Bam's economic mess; NYPost 6/11/2011

No matter the economic indicators, Obama's strategy is plain and simple --spend more money and blame someone else for his two years of economic policy failures.

Raising the debt ceiling without meaningful cuts only exacerbates the spiraling deficit.

Borrowing money from other nations to pay your bills will only lead to an inevitable crash of the economy.

With all the waste in Washington, it's time to balance our own checkbook.

The Democrats should try to pass a budget after failing to do so two years in a row. Come on, guys. Do your job.

theodore miraldi

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Monday, June 6, 2011

NAACP sides with union against kids--Editorial -

NAACP sides with union against kids--Editorial -

An NAACP-UFT lawsuit against plans for charters to share space with other schools.

("For Shame, NAACP," PostOpinion, June 3)

My response to Editorial NYPost 6/6/2011...

The betrayal on education by the NAACP is a sellout to the UFT's failed system of "one-sized education fits all."

Giving our children the tools to compete should be the only consideration by those who say they care.

Charter schools have given hope to many children who would otherwise have been lost in the sea of outdated methods and poor teacher performance.

The NAACP's stand on this issue wipes away the years of improvement and credibility by those who have fought for quality education since Brown v. Board of Education.

It's a simple issue of priorities when educators are compelled to knuckle under to unions and ill-guided organizations.

Theodore Miraldi

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