Person of the Week: Khaled bin Talal, Saudi Prince — sabotages American interests and safety


Of course it is all about family and self preservation, this prince from the “Royal Family” of Saudi Arabia reportedly  pledging millions for the capture of a single Israeli soldier so that he might be exchanged for Arab murderers and terrorists currently in prison for violent activities against Israel…  But these kinds of actions show why it is difficult for the average American to trust the Saudi leadership when clearly the people in charge over there have no compunction about spending some of the billions they make off Americans purchasing their oil, in order to undermine our interests and sabotage our safety so that they themselves can stay in power.

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Conservatives: “Listen up”! Pat Robertson could be right


PanAm is not necessarily a big fan of evangelist Pat Robertson, but, as reported,  he is right about the Republican extremist conservative electorate often pushing the candidates too far to the right during their primary,  … which afterwards places the eventual winner in a predicament during the general election.

Perry and Romney, Romney and Perry?


As has been said here and elsewhere before,  the Republicans might have a “dynamic duo” for next year if they don’t knock each other off — they’re not individually going to satisfy every Republican’s wishes, but together could be formidable.

Person(s) of the Week: The Islamists


Yes, for better or for worse, the winners of the “Arab Spring” are the Islamists, bringing  to the countries in turmoil  a new governmental “order” , founded primarily  on Sharia Law… 

“Nuff said”.

Chinese ethnic American in California shamelessly “scams” his Chinese “compatriots”?


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In a confusing scenario, David Li Chen from California seemingly conned  a group of Chinese educators from the Guangdong Province in China into believing the foreign educators owned a public high school in southern California — where the foreign contingent believed they were well on the way to starting an American charter school at the particular site.

Mr. Chen defended himself by saying it was simply a misunderstanding, … but reportedly he also made contradictory and inconsistent statements that seemed to leave the impression that he was not being honest about the whole embarrassing episode. …

In certain financial matters, whether  involving Chinese Americans or other ethnic Americans, it sometimes seems that  those who take the most advantage of any particular ethnic group in the United States of America, are themselves members of the same ethnic group.

Just sayin’.

The “Anti Zetas”: more of more violence in Mexico?


The Zetas is a criminal drug organization that began in Mexico and has had growing influence in the U.S.A.  

For a period of time, though, reportedly a vigilante anti Zeta group has evolved in Mexico and has become as ruthless as the Zetas seem to be.  It has been said that both organizations are made up of ex soldiers from the Mexican military. 

Will the anti Zetas succeed in bringing peace to Mexico — even though the Mexican military establishment has failed to do the same — or will the anti Zetas themselves add to the disfunctionality of Mexican society? …

Republican Party debates: debilitating “demolition derby” debacles or?


Ahhh, American politics at its best, or worse. …

In Nevada ,  yet another traveling circus venue for the Republican presidential contenders and pretenders– the pretenders merely “Don Quixotes”  swinging away at windmills. …   A few others  interested in tripping and ripping up the front-runners for the sake of pleasing esoteric Republican segments of the electorate, while still others serving solely as stalking horses for their compadres…  In the end — there will be an end, right? — will any Republican really win, or will the Democratic Party be the ultimate winner as a result of the Republican Party’s self-inflicted wounds?

Why did the Republican Party agree to this format of  “101” debates?