Sarkozy is tossed into the political “dustheap of history”


PanAm believes wholeheartedly that as a whole the Europeans are not as commonsensically savvy as the Americans, but nonetheless our  brethren across the pond were smart enough to vote out their fiscally irresponsible leaders… 

Come on, good people of the United States,  don’t dawdle — lickety-split get on the bandwagon and prepare to vote out rascal Obama and other like-minded politicians…

Person of the Week: Colin Powell, for being representative of people who don’t know when it’s time to “get off the stage”


Person of the Week, Colin Powell, for being one of those who wants so much to be relevant that he now seems, if not a buffoon, then at least a poor example of what he could be. …  His service during the Persian Conflict is appreciated and respected — but his service in the State Department (and thereafter) was a perfect example of those  pathetic ones who simply are more concerned with protecting and promoting their own image than looking after the wellbeing of the nation.

He makes it a point to blame the Tea Party for disunity in the nation?!  Give us a friggin’ freaking break, Mr. Powell — time to exit, … stage left, or right,  but exit. …

Why the “#@!*&;” are the “inmates” in control of so many American institutions?


Am I only one of  a relatively few who looks askance at the news media  reactions, as well as at the reactions of those who ostensibly are in charge of our American institutions, concerning protesters here and yonder?

A police officer douses with pepper spray some students who refuse to  obey lawful commands  and the press treats the incident as Auschwitz deja vu.  …  It is not unimaginable that before long someone will insist that the United Nations and the World Court take over the case of the U.C. Davis students v. the pepper spray. … 

And the ACLU too most assuredly will insist that the police officers receive capital punishment for their “dastardly deed” — and that the coddled University of California, Davis students have statues of their likenesses erected on campus . …  Books and T.V. appearances to follow. …  Anything else?! …

[Incidentally, as I recall, significant numbers of those in the news media were quite critical of  the peaceful, patriotic meetings of the “Tea Party Movement”, but now seem to glorify anything having to do with “Occupy this and that” gatherings.]

Verifying who the legal voters in a state are is not a good thing?


Texas’  state Senator Troy Fraser’s  “… bill requires voters to show a valid government-issued photo ID — such as a Texas driver’s license, Department of Public Safety identification card, state concealed handgun license, U.S. military ID or U.S. passport — to vote in elections.”.  …  It also apparently has other special provisions for some already on the rolls, for example those who are over the age of 65.

On the surface it looks like a good thing, so why not allow the state governments to verify who their legal voters are?

Person of the Week: Valerie Jarrett


Yes, Valerie Jarrett, for urging the U.S. Congress to pass immediately the president’s “jobs bill“, tho’  it has yet to be presented to the Legislative Branch, nor is it reportedly even completely written  ( remember the Health Bill episode?!).  Whatever they do or say and however inaccurate, hypocritical and nonsensical, it seems politicians  such as Ms Jarrett will say whatever they think will put the other branches of government in a bad light — but apparently they are not aware that it reflects most poorly on themselves.

Any wonder why American hold politicians in so low regard? …

Someone at the New York Times gives Palin a somewhat decent “shake”?!


Although PanAm does not care to see Gov. Palin enter the presidential race, again, it is  newsworthy from this perch that the powers that be at the TIMES permitted the publishing of “Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide“.   She is cited as having been critical of the  “Permanent political class” of all stripes that governs America and of  “Corporate crony capitalism”, as well as having been critical too of  “…  the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest”. … 

Particularly so grating is that it’s so true that so many politicians  “… arrive in Washington of modest means and then somehow ride the gravy train to fabulous wealth.”…  Something IS rotten in,  Washington. …

Is it a new beginning for the New York Times,  transitioning to being fair?  Probably not, but it’s worth noting. …

Obama, Biden and Hoffa: “Hope and Change” means blame the Republicans?


What a novel idea, simply blame the Republicans, …  again and again — that’s responsible leadership? …   No, that’s fighting to keep the presidency at any, at any cost,  including  dividing the country further by any means possible. …  From Obama,  Biden and Hoffa, uplifting rhetoric that will unite all Americans. … 

NOT.

Mr. President, you and/or your advisors seem to believe that the ends justify the destructive means you have chosen to employ in your Campaign 2012  — that is not the Hope and Change  for which significant numbers of your supporters believed they were voting in 2008. …