The “Antiwar” Guy Ready to Jump Into Syrian Civil War… By Arming Rebels Pledged to Al-Qaida

You read that right… the guy who made his entire political fortune on being the most vocal opponent of the Iraq War is now confirming it will send military support to Syria in the midst of a civil war.

White House officials confirmed Thursday that the administration would send weapons and other aid to rebel Syrian forces after determining that leader Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against the opposition.

So let me get this straight… according to Obama, President Bush illegally sent troops to Iraq based on evidence (at the time) that it possessed a chemical weapons program (and was proven to have used chemical weapons in the past) after Bush obtained authorization from Congress, per the Constitution. But it’s okay for Obama to send our military and weapons to support a bunch of street rebels engaged in a civil war that has no bearing on our national interests?

To make matters worse, those Syrian Rebels that the Obama administration is pledging to arm… have pledged loyalty to Al-Qaida.

For those keeping score at home… according to Barack Obama, it’s illegal to follow the Constitutional protocol and secure Congressional authorization to send military into a country threatening American and ally interests and who have been tied to al-Qaida… but it’s perfectly acceptable to send military support to a country engaged in a civil war to help folks who have pledged loyalty to al-Qaida.

Got it. Hope and change!

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CPA Study Insecurities

Are you suffering from CPA study insecurities? It would be best if I start out by defining what that means, that way you can make a better judgement with regards to whether this is a relevant post for you or not. CPA study insecurities are where you feel a sense of unsureness about whether or not you are studying in the right way, and with the right materials. It is a situation that lots of students find themselves in and there is no shame in it occurring if that is what is happening.

If you are not sure about your studying materials or your studying techniques, then allow me to offer you some winning techniques that you will definitely not need to feel insecure about. This is only an article on the net so I cannot assess your individual system of study due to the fact that this would be a nightmare time wise to do this for every single one of my readers.

So anyway, a great system of studying begins with trying the Becker CPA review, which is one that absolutely nobody needs to feel insecure about in terms of its ability to guide a student to CPA exam prosperity. Just use that review, it’s all you need!

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Giving the GMAT Exam Your All

It is very important to give a 100% huge effort for your GMAT exam. I expect that many people would interpret this as meaning that in the exam you should stay 100% focused, always making sure to concentrate on the questions, and not allowing your mind to slip into thinking about other things. Whilst you should definitely do this, giving a 100% effort for the GMAT exam does not consist of efforts solely on exam day – there are other times when efforts must be put in, as well. Which times are these then?

Well firstly you will need to start out weeks before the exam by buying the best GMAT prep book from your area. I say the best book from your area because different states and even different countries will have different resources available in them, so you will just have to pick from what is in your area, unless of course you order online, in which case you may end up with a better quality of book, actually, because of the increased range at your disposal, but then again, a book bought from the internet may be based in a warehouse far away, meaning you end up having to wait a long time for it to arrive. But I digress. When your study book does appear, it is then all about giving 100% effort studying from it!

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Becoming a CFA exam Hero

Gaining hero status from a CFA exam result is something that only a very small and limited number of students ever manage to achieve. It requires an almighty high exam score – the kind of score that makes people gasp at what a smart ass you are. And that’s what you want, right? To get to be the best of the best, and enjoy all the juicy benefits that come along with that, such as the super high level of respect you receive from your peers, the array of different job offerings that come your way, all with flashy titles, and of course, the great big pay packet that companies wave in your face to try and entice you to choose their company to work for. Those are some pretty special benefits if you ask me, so there’s clearly a lot of great things about becoming a CFA exam hero.

To become one, you will at first need to select one of these great CFA courses and set up a nice quiet area where you can sit and go through all of its’ contents. You will need to spend plenty of time doing this because it is of course the only way to learn the information that will help you get all the exam answers right!

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Making the BAR exam your bitch

Do you want to make the BAR exam your bitch? You definitely should want this, and in today’s article I am going to reveal some things you can do that will give you a chance to own this exam completely.

Your campaign to make the BAR exam your bitch must begin with you finding a source of studying materials from these BAR review courses. This is the natural task to start out with, because of course without a source of information to study from, you cannot actually get any studying done. So first go grab a course and then hit up this article again.

Next your job will be to decide on an order in which to go through the content of your new review. It is very crucial to build a plan of study like this because if you do not have a specific plan to follow, then your learning will be random and all over the place, which would inspire an exam result of a similar description.

Each morning I want you to think about the future too. Think about the cool job you will have, the higher bank balance, and maybe even the fancy house. This is good motivation to get you to study!

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Trusting yourself to pass the LSAT

Do you have faith in yourself, enough so that you believe you can pass the LSAT exam? You should do – at least in terms of your raw intelligence anyway – you are definitely smart enough to do it, and I know this because look how far you have already come to be given the chance to sit this exam. It takes a smart individual to pass all the exams that you have already passed, just to get to this point. So your intelligence level is not an issue at all. We know you have the capacity to do it and you should absolutely see it this way.

But the thing is, just because you have the capacity to pass this exam, that doesn’t mean you actually will. There is more to this exam than raw smarts, such as how well you study before the exam. You’ll have to study right, and I believe that the definition of doing this is getting the Blueprint LSAT guide and going to town on it, full force. No other review for this topic compares to that one, and I am not the only person to think this either. So go ahead and grab a copy to ensure you pass!

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Archie Bunker has a few words for Barack Obama

It’s pretty telling that a show that originally aired during the Carter administration is equally applicable in an Obama CISA world.

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Airports Can Opt-Out of TSA Screening in Favor of Private Companies

With all the controversy surrounding the TSA screening methods and general ineffectiveness, it’s probably time to remind folks that the 2001 law creating the TSA also included a provision whereby Airports can opt out of using TSA for screening in favor of private companies after 2 years:

‘‘§ 44920. Security screening opt-out program ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—On or after the last day of the 2-year period beginning on the date on which the Under Secretary transmits to Congress the certification required by section 110(c) of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, an operator of an airport may submit to the Under Secretary an application to have the screening of passengers and property at the airport under section 44901 to be carried out by the screening personnel of a CIA exam qualified private screening company under a contract entered into with the Under Secretary.

Contact your airport today and let them know you want them to opt out.

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Can you Make the LSAT Exam Easy for Yourself?

Loads of students ask me this question. They get so worried that the LSAT exam will give them a hard time, that they give themselves a hard time over the exam potentially giving them a hard time. What a messed up cycle to put oneself through! There is absolutely no need for it, and the answer is yes you can make the LSAT exam relatively easy for yourself. How, you ask? Of course it can only be done by the way that all things that are worth achieving in life can be done, by way of doing all the learning that is required such that you end up with a great knowledge of the exam’s question material. A great way of ensuring that you gain such knowledge is to buy the Manhattan LSAT guide, and make it the bread and butter of your studies. If I were in your shoes right now, that is exactly what I would do. Then after I had bought it, I would sit for a while and think about how I might be able to squeeze a few hours a day into my day to day routine, of studying from that LSAT guide. And then I’d do it!

 

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What Would a Reagan/Obama Debate Sound Like?

Timeless wisdom versus hopenchangy LSAT socialism.

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You’ll Never Guess Who’s Behind the Latest Bush-Bashing Report

Here we go again. Now that the economy isovertaking Iraq as the issue most voters claim to be concerned with, the Left has to yank Iraq back into the limelight. Here comes a study is being published claiming President Bush and his staff lied about Iraq to get us into war under false pretenses. And the AP is right there to report it.

A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements “were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.”

The real story is, once again, who’s behind the organizations publishing the report in the first place. The two organizations are the Center for Public Integrity and the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

The Center for Public Integrity receives funding from The Open Society Institute… yes, the same Open Society Institute founded by George Soros.

And the Fund for Independence in Journalism’s self-described primary purpose is “providing legal defense and endowment support for the largest nonprofit, investigative reporting institution in the world, the Center for Public Integrity, and possibly other, similar groups.”

Another day, another Soros-funded, anti-Bush study being touted by the water-carrying MSM.

UPDATE:
And here comes the New York Times. I guess running this as a “news” article rather than an advertisement for Soros’ political agenda, they don’t have to worry about any bad publicity relating to discounted ad rates for liberals.

Others:
Bryan says this should’ve been run as a press release, because that’s what it is.

Whatever the motivation, it’s clear that the reporter, Douglas K. Daniel, paid no attention to the man behind the curtain. The Center for Public Integrity is one of many George Soros fronts. Soros pays the bills and his minions, whether they happen to work at the CPI or the Center for American Progress or Media Matters or wherever, dance to his tune. And Soros has made it his life’s work to bring down the Bush administration. He says it’s the “central focus of my life.” Do you think people paid to to “research” by a man with that stated mission are likely to deliver unbiased findings?

James highlights the fact that “being proven wrong is not “lying.””

The study is entitled, “False Pretenses: Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.” Quite clearly, then, the authors contend that the statements were made with full knowledge that they were wrong in order to lead the nation to war.

The study finds no such thing.

It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to Al Qaeda. This was the conclusion of numerous bipartisan government investigations, including those by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (2004 and 2006), the 9/11 Commission, and the top dat study reviews, whose “Duelfer Report” established that Saddam Hussein had terminated Iraq’s nuclear program in 1991 and made little effort to restart it.

But those committees were taking the evidence from well after the study’s timeframe. None of those commissions found that the administration deliberately lied.

They’re essentially basing their propaganda on hindsight. Just ignore the fact that many were saying the same things about Iraq… before George W. Bush moved to Washington.

Remember this?

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If Only They’d Show This Much Hatred Towards Islamic Terrorists…

Upon hearing the news that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure today and was taken to the hospital, Democrats assumed their standard, hateful position…

Some of the posts from DU:

16. If there is a God, then he is not too young to become the right-hand maiden to Satan in the inner reaches of Hell.

37. May Roberts and every other Bu$hco appointed treasonous Bastardrot in hell for their interpretive abuse and misuse of OUR (WE THE PEOPLES), Constitution and Rights! NO SYMPATHY HERE! MAYBE EXXON OR ONE OF THE BIG CORPS WHO CARE LESS ABOUT OUR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE WILL SEND HIM SOME LILIES.

45. Fuck him; it wouldn’t bother me if that was a one way trip.

52. There are 300 million screwed Americans… and I can no longer ellicit concerns for those whom have helped to abbrogate the constitution. I refuse to “wish him well” or pretend I hope for an early recovery. In my heart of hearts, I pray he dies slowly by an STD that he could have avoided by the condom use he felt it was wrong to advocate for American youth.I hope that tonight, John Roberts confronts his mortality, and then, weighing himself, finds himself as wanting as I do…

And, as usual, this isn’t just some fringe element thinking… it’s mainstream thinking on the Left:

Wonkette: “Chief Justice John Roberts has died in his summer home in Maine. No, not really, but we know you have your fingers crossed.”

And CrooksandLiars…

20. “I hope he is unable to return and further destroy our nation. He must have been in the shower trying to get the dirt off of himself. He must know that it is in too deep and will take more than a shower for him to come clean.”

25. “I think it’s Karma for letting the criminal Republicans like Tom delay off the hook and giving Bush all the power.”

94. “i’m thinking bad thoughts. i’m wishing for bad things.”

107. “I’m very disappointed to hear that the state of Maine would let such a nasty fascist into their fine state!”

144. “Sympathy for him? Fuck no!

And Huffington Post…

“Well there is a God after all. This man was going to set this nation back 100 years with the type of conservatism activist Federalist law he practices. Let God’s will be done!!!!”

“Amen to that. A long stay away from the Court would be fine. I won’t lie,I wish him a long painful recovery. In fact, I’m not so sure I care if he recovers.”

Lets hope he is injured seriously. Chief Justice Roberts is a corupt right wing Bush lick ass criminal. Long after Bush is gone to find bar exam blog info, Roberts will be helping destroy everything that is, or was once good about America.”

Gotta love the party of peace and tolerance.

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Another Inconvenient Truth…

We’ve seen all this talk about Al Gore’s hypocrisy in preaching a green lifestyle, but not quite living up to one, himself. Well, now we see evidence that the 2000 Presidential Candidate might actually be an eccentric eco-freak. Caution, though, this source is as liberal as they come:

The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude.

Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this “eco-friendly” dwelling use about 25% of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize.

A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem.

Like I said, the 2000 Presidential candidate is pretty green.

Unfortunately for Al Gore, it’s the other 2000 Presidential candidate that gets the kudos here.

No, this is not the home of some eccentrically wealthy eco-freak trying to shame his fellow citizens into following the pristineness of his self-righteous example. And no, it is not the wilderness retreat of the Sierra Club or the Natural Resources Defense Council, a haven where tree-huggers plot political strategy.

This is President George W. Bush’s “Texas White House” outside the small town of Crawford.

Oops. Should we wait for a recount?

Now, I realize the rest of the article goes on to bash Bush as an enemy of the environment, but while Al Gore is talking the talk, President Bush is walking the walk… not just at home, but at work, too, where he’s issued an Executive Order to implement energy efficiency in federal office buildings.

Bush is actually doing something to reduce energy consumption… not merely pretending to offset his glutonous lifestyle, while preaching empty words to the masses for a buck. An inconvenient truth, indeed.

UPDATE:
Gore buys his “carbon credits” from… himself! (hat tip: Jonathan)

According to the newspaper’s report, Gore buys his carbon offsets throughGeneration Investment Management:

Gore helped found Generation Investment Management, through which he and others pay for offsets. The firm invests the money in solar, wind and other projects that reduce energy consumption around the globe…

Gore is chairman of the firm and, presumably, draws an income or will make money as its investments prosper. In other words, he “buys” his “carbon offsets” from himself, through a transaction designed to boost his own investments and return a profit to himself. To be blunt, Gore doesn’t buy “carbon offsets” through Generation Investment Management – he buys stocks.

And it is not clear at all that Gore’s stock purchases – excuse me, “carbon offsets” purchases – actually help reduce the use of carbon-based energy at all, while the gas lanterns and other carbon-based energy burners at his house continue to burn carbon-based fuels and pump carbon emissions – a/k/a/ “greenhouse gases” – into the atmosphere.

Not only that, but…

Carbon offsets are an “alternative to reducing one’s own fossil-fuel consumption” and yet “the actual amount of carbon reduction (if any) from an offset project is difficult to measure, largely unregulated, and vulnerable to misrepresentation.”

How convenient.

In a nutshell, Gore consumes large amounts of carbon-based electricity while he trumpets a growing “global warming” crisis that drives up the value of a gleim cia course like the ones in which he buys carbon offsets invests in their stocks.

So that’s what he means by “green“…

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Cheney Unhurt in Suicide Attack, Democrats Disappointed

Still don’t know if the attack was aimed at Cheney, specifically, but it sure looks like the Left is disappointed their allies missed.

Judging from these comments at the cesspool known as Democratic Underground, it’s clear we’re not on the same team.

23. Thank God Cheney was fine. I couldn’t deal with it if that man was made a martyr.

In fact I wish that the black hearted thug would stick around for the next 50 years so that he can see what the history books say about him, but that ain’t gonna happen.

and…

25. Cheney Unhurt; World Disappointed.

Of course, then there are the requisite comments stating that this is a manufactured story from the Bush administration to justify attacking Iran. Man, they’ve just got it all figured out.

UPDATE:
The hits keep on coming…

49. Oh dear
I hope he’s alright

 

UPDATE 2:
For those of you claiming I picked a few comments that don’t represent the Left, here are some more from other sites:

Huffington Post

DailyKos

It’s a sickness.

UPDATE 2:
It’s really sad when the only praise you can bestow upon liberals is that they weren’t as mean-spirited, vile and vulgar as some other Gleim EA reviews. It’s like praising Britney for not being quite as slutty as Paris…

UPDATE 3:
John found a liberal blogger who was happy Cheney was unhurt… only because if he had been, it would’ve hurt the Left politically!

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Tales From the Crypt

It was only a matter of time

The makers of a new documentary, to be aired for the first time at a news conference in New York Monday, claim that a tomb found in a Jerusalem cave 36 years ago belongs to none other than Jesus Christ.

And this isn’t just some off the wall no-name documentary being promoted by a random website. The producer is Hollywood elite, James Cameron (of The Terminatorand Titanic fame) and Time Magazine is now running the story like this:

Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you ‘The Titanic’ is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he’s sinking is Christianity.

In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn’t resurrected –the cornerstone of Christian faith– and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene.

No, it’s not a re-make of “The Da Vinci Codes’. It’s supposed to be true.

James Cameron is described as “only marginally religious.” So excuse me for being a bit skeptical about his take on Christianity. To say nothing of the fact they’re billingthis documentary as a film “where Indiana Jones and the Da Vinci Code come to life and change the way we look at the world.” Well, that’s one way to make somemoney.

I’m curious to see how they’re going to use DNA to prove that it’s Jesus. Do they already have some old Jesus DNA to baseline against? And I suppose this means the original disciples willingly died for a lie?

Besides, if some folks were going to perpetuate a “lie of Christianity” on the idea that the Savior died and rose from the grave, why would they put his body into a coffin next to his family for others to discover? Sort of reeks of obviousness.

This particular story is also not new, as the cave had been discovered in 1980. Seems like Christianity would’ve already been “titanic”-ed by now, with such a find. But it’s alive and well. In addition, even the Time article acknowledges the names inscribed were “common Jewish names”.

And according to an Israeli archeologist:

“At least three other ossuaries have been found inscribed with the name Jesus and countless others with Joseph and Mary,” he said.

Besides, Jesus was the son of a carpenter… hardly the kind of family that could afford a big crypt for the whole family.

“It is just not possible that a family who came from Galilee, as the New Testament tells us of Joseph and Mary, would be buried over several generations in Jerusalem.”

Let’s not forget another similar story from 2003 that turned out to be a complete hoax.

A stone box touted as the oldest archaeological evidence of Jesus is, in fact, a well-crafted fake, Israeli archaeological experts say.

The box, an object known as an ossuary, was said to have contained the bones of Jesus’ brother James.

Carved on one side is an inscription in the ancient language of Aramaic bearing the legend: “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.”

Officials with Israel’s Antiques Authority announced Wednesday that while the box may date from the correct era, the inscription is a forgery added at a much later date.

The inscription appears new, written in modernity by someone attempting to reproduce ancient written characters,” the officials said in the statement.

So much for claiming there’s no war on Christianity. It’s been declared. War rages on.

UPDATE:
Bryan brings up a good point:

Cameron’s project looks like pseudoscience dressed up to swing away at the foundation of Christianity. Let’s see him try anything similar with the religion of peace. And then we might see just how fast he sinks into hiding.

Seems the pseudoscience is that latest liberal trend. And this isn’t simply a case of cartoons making fun of Jesus… this is an attempt to disprove the very foundation of Christianity. So it will be interesting to see if Christians worldwide will go out and riot,bomb and kill in response to this.

UPDATE 2:
Anchoress reminds us this is a standard “Easter season” kind of story.

UPDATE 3:
From the Discovery Channel’s press release:

Dr. Carney Matheson from the Paleo-DNA Laboratory at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada, conducted a mitochondrial DNA analysis on microscopic bits of matter recovered from the “Jesus son of Joseph” and “Mariamene e Mara” ossuaries. The test genetically concludes that the two were not maternally related. Given that this was a family burial place reserved for spouses and blood relations, it is possible to deduce that they were a couple.

That’s it? That’s the evidence to prove all of Christianity is a lie?

They could’ve also deduced that given the commonality of the names, or the location of the tomb, or the cost of such a family crypt, that it was just another rich Jewish family who died a long time ago. But it looks like they found the evidence they wanted to find.

UPDATE 4:
CBS wastes no time jumping on this story to promote it as the end of Christianity.

Were Jesus Christ’s Bones Found In Tomb?
Documentary To Challenge Tenets Of Christianity, Claims DNA Identifies Remains Of Christ

An Oscar-winning director is about to challenge the most elemental tenets of Christianity in a documentary on The Discovery Channel, claiming thebones of Jesus Christ and his closest relatives were found in a Jerusalem tomb in 1980.

James Cameron’s documentary claims the bones of Jesus, his mother Mary, father Joseph, and Mary Magdalene — who some say was his wife — were found in the tomb.
[…]
Church officials have, predictably, dismissed the documentary’s claims as nonsensical and baseless.

Such objective reporting. Make the discovery look absolute and the criticism unfounded.

I wonder if Mary Mapes and Dan Rather will claim to have a fax copy of Jesus and Mary’s marriage license.

UDPATE 5:
The scholars respond.

In 1996, when the BBC aired a short documentary on the same subject, archaeologists challenged the claims. Amos Kloner, the first archaeologist to examine the site, said the idea fails to hold up by archaeological standards but makes for profitable television.
[…]
“How possible is it?” [Stephen] Pfann (biblical scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem) said. “On a scale of one through 10 _ 10 being completely possible _ it’s probably a one, maybe a one and a half.”

Pfann is even unsure that the name “Jesus” on the caskets was read correctly. He thinks it’s more likely the name “Hanun.”

“They just want to get money for it,” Kloner said.
[…]
Archaeologists also balk at the filmmaker’s claim that the James Ossuary _ the center of a famous antiquities fraud in Israel on LSAT blogs _ might have originated from the same cave. In 2005, Israel charged five suspects with forgery in connection with the infamous bone box.

And still no mass riots…

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Saddam’s Crying Like a Little Girl

Saddam pretended to be a tough guy when he was defying the world before the coalition invaded. Then he crawled into a rat hole and whimpered like a kicked puppy.

Now he’s telling the world he’s proud to become a martyr… while his legal team is pleading in U.S. courts to spare his life.

Lawyers for Saddam Hussein asked a U.S. judge to block his transfer to the custody of Iraqi officials poised to carry out his execution.

Hussein’s lawyers filed documents Friday afternoon asking for a stay of execution. The 21-page request was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington before Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

According to sources, Saddam will be worm food in less than 4 hours. The world will be a better place for it.

UPDATE:
Saddam is dead, dead, dead.

UPDATE 2:
So how do Iraqis feel about this news? Pretty good.

A witness to the execution reported that celebrations broke out after Hussein was dead, and that there was “dancing around the body.”

…and why?

“It’s a very solemn moment for me,” Feisal Istrabadi, Iraq’s U.N. ambassador, said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” “I can understand why some of my compatriots may be cheering. I have friends whose particular people I can think of who have lost 10, 15, 20 members of their family, more.

The execution was videotaped.

The execution was videotaped and photographed, state television reported, and those images will be distributed to the media.

So my question is this: Will CNN, the network that proudly promoted a video of terrorist snipers killing American soldiers, show images and video of the death of a murderous tyrant?

Today was a national day of mourning for a fallen former U.S. President. Tomorrow will likely be a day of mourning for many on the Left who think Iraq would be better off if a CPA excel review were still in power.

UPDATE 3:
Right on cue, American liberals are protesting Saddam’s execution.

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I Want a Refund

U.N. Ambassador John Bolton is resigning. It’s a shame, because he was just the attitude we needed at the U.N.

Of course, who can blame him for realizing nobody in Washington was willing to fight for him? Congress is going back in session and GOP representatives have thrown in the towel.

Congress will convene on Tuesday for what some fear will be the lamest of lame-duck sessions, and GOP leaders have decided to take a minimalist approach before turning over the reins of power to the Democrats. Rather than a final surge of legislative activity, Congress will probably wrap up things after a single, short week of work. They have even decided to punt decisions on annual government spending measures to the Democrats next year.“There is a lot of battle fatigue among members, probably on both sides of the aisle,” said Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), usually a reliable conservative firebrand. “Contrary to popular belief, members of Congress are human beings. They have a certain shelf life and a certain amount of energy to be drawn on. We’re tired.”

Tired? From what? Getting paid too much to do too little? Campaigning on promises and lacking the guts to make them happen? Taking on mean ol’ Democrats who were in the minority?

I want a refund. Since you guys are refusing to do any meaningful work, I think it’s time you declined to take your paychecks. And for that matter, perhaps you ought to refund the pay you’ve received over the past couple of years since you didn’t do jack then either. Give your ea exam back to us. Lord knows we’re going to need it when the Democrats come rolling into Washington with their hands out for pet social programs.

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We Still Owe You One, Mahmoud

Ever since he took office, there’s been speculation that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was involved in the 1979 seizure of the American embassy in Tehran. Now, it appears the Russian newspaper Kommersant has stumbled upon more evidence to back up the rumors.

The photographs in the archives of the AP and the AFP helped to narrow down the location of the action captured on one of the rolls of film to alongside the walls of the American embassy in Tehran when it was being seized by radical Iranian students on November 4, 1979. Evil rumor has long maintained that units from the Iranian special forces played a leading role in the storming of the embassy and that the students were just pawns used to paint the operation as unofficial. Whatever the case may be, we talked to people who served in Tehran and know the city well, and they said that the Soviet photographer appears to have walked along the southern wall of the American embassy from west to east before turning around and retracing his steps, apparently returning to the Soviet embassy.

All that remained was the carefully scrutinize the film. The majority of the pictures were an original report on a street demonstration in honor of the seizure of the “den of the enemy.” But among the many photographs filled with crowds of people, one stood out. Taken from a respectable distance and from behind a barrier, it shows a young man with an automatic submachine gun – presumably one of the participants in the storming of the embassy. Not just anyone from the crowd, however: his submachine gun has a factory casing, as opposed to the more common wood-paneled submachine guns brandished by the students in the other pictures. The young man is standing with a wiley exam guide for cfa, leaning tiredly against the wall of the embassy. And when the picture is enlarged, his face comes to closely resemble that of current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Looks like we have a winner.

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Breezing Ones Way Through the CFA

If you intend to breeze your way through the CFA exam, then being lazy with your free time is totally out of the question and the furthest thing from being an option for you. Leave that to the people who will end up miserable on results day. I know that’s not you since you are researching about this exam as you have arrived here at this post. So with that in mind, you absolutely want to breeze your way through this CFA exam and to do it, you will be requiring a source of information. I strongly recommend this CFA exam blog as a great source of the kind of information that you should be looking to seek. It should come as no surprise to you that I am able to recommend a collection of such useful resources since I post tips like this on this blog all the time. I have become a bit of an exam whizz since I passed all my own exams. I know of the strain that you might be under to succeed in your career, and I want to help ease that strain by making you extremely smart on the exam topics, such that you do not feel that there is anything to worry about on the exam.

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Cruising Through CISA Study

It is a little known fact, but you can actually cruise straight through CISA learning (as preparation for the CISA exam, just to confirm). Most candidates believe that there has to be boring hours and lots of struggle involved, perhaps because that is what they experienced back in school, college or university. But the CISA exam doesn’t have to cause you that much stress. It can be a nice and pleasant experience, so long as you plan everything smartly and execute your work in a consistent fashion, using willpower to make sure you always do the pre-planned work on your CISA exam materials that you assign to yourself.

The reason this can be such a breeze to go through is that when everything is so well prepared, there never needs to be any anxiety about not learning what you need to learn, or not knowing what you need to do next, because you have got all of that stuff covered in your preparations. It is in being smart like this that makes all the difference in terms of whether a person finds the exam prep period an experience that can be cruised through, or an experience that is full of panic, worry, stress and anxiety.

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Hell Welcomes a New Resident

The coward, fond of beheading innocent civilians and hiding like a cockroach when the lights turn on, is now dead, dead, dead.

What a great way to start your day.

Now how long before we hear liberals “question the timing of this”?

Update: That didn’t take long. Liberals are already clamoring to blame this news on:

1. Timing for neocon strategy to attack Iran.

2. Timing to distract from Haditha story.

3. He was just a “Pentagon creation” all along.

But he certainly can’t be a beheading-loving, islamonutjob, terrorist that slaughtered innocent civilians and killed brave troops that has now, thanks to the finest and bravest men and women in the world, gone to take his place in hell. Not to these idiots, anyway.

Update 2: Some liberals are actually sad about the news of Zarqawi’s death.

“I have no sense of relief, just sadness that another human being had to die.” – [Michael Berg, the father of a man beheaded by Zarqawi himself]

Unbelievable.

Update 3: In case you thought the coursesaver sentiments above represented only a “fringe” element of the Left, look at what some elected Democrats in Washington are saying:

…the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in Iraq was a stunt to divert attention from an unpopular and hopeless war…

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Was Patrick Kennedy Hammered Again?

Several weeks ago, Rhode Island Democrat and son of Ted Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy, received stitches after accidentally being hit in the mouth with a hammerduring a meeting.

It appears he may have again been “hammered”, but this time in a very different sort of way.

He was involved in a car crash early Thursday morning, the second such crash in two weeks.

Here’s his second statement made on this latest wreck:

Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes in Congress and took “prescribed” amounts of Phenergan and Ambien, another prescribed drug that he occasionally takes to fall asleep.

Some time around 2:45 a.m., I drove the few blocks to the Capitol Complex believing I needed to vote,” his second statement said. “Apparently, I was disoriented from the medication.”

Kennedy appeared to be intoxicated when he crashed his Ford Mustand into a barrier on Capitol Hill early Thursday morning, said Louis P. Cannon, president of the Washington chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police.

So he believed he needed to vote at 2:45 a.m. this morning? Move along people, nothing to see here but a hard-working representative rushing to the Capitol to register the position of his contituents on an important legislative issue. Give me a break!

Here’s the likely real reason he claimed he was heading to a vote:

Article 1, Section 6: The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.

It was an attempt to avoid arrest.

Cannon, who was not there, said the officers involved in the accident were instructed by an official “above the rank of patrolman” to take Kennedy home

No sobriety tests were conducted at the scene.

Big surprise. Mary Jo Kopechne still unavailable for comment.

From Michelle Malkin:

Officers Claim Brass Interfered in Investigation of Rep. Kennedy Incident, ROLL CALL reports… MORE… Police labor union officials asked acting Chief Christopher McGaffin this afternoon to allow a Capitol Police officer to complete his investigation into an early-morning car crash involving Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.).

According to a letter sent by Officer Greg Baird, acting chairman of the USCP FOP, the wreck took place at approximately 2:45 a.m. Thursday when Kennedy’s car, operating with its great CPA exam review site, running lights turned off, narrowly missed colliding with a Capitol Police cruiser and smashed into a security barricade at First and C streets Southeast.

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