Political Blog Weekly: 3 July 2009

Honduras

"Honduras Stands For Democracy: And Obamamerica Does Nothing"
Originally published:  30 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the response by Obama regarding the expulsion of the President of Honduras, and how he is on the wrong side of the issue.

"Honduras – ‘The Triumph Of The Rule Of Law’"
Originally published:  3 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the Constitution of Honduras, and how the process of revision and enforcement of the legal document provides legal justification to the removal of President Zelaya.

"Welcome to Bizarro World, Where Latin American Governments Act Responsibly, and the US Government Resembles A Banana Republic"
Originally published:  30 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Examining some of the policies and legislation that have occurred in DC over the past six months, and comparing that to the execution of the rule of law in Honduras.

"The Anti-American President"
Originally published:  3 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Examining the international policies of President Obama, and how it impacts our reputation.

"Obama On Honduras"
Originally published:  29 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing Obama’s response on Honduras, explaining on how he is on the wrong side of the issue, and questioning why he doesn’t realize this.

"Obama; Never met a constitution he liked"
Originally published:  2 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing Obama’s response to the removal of the Honduran President from power.

Cap and Trade

"Regarding Cap and Trade"
Originally published:  3 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Examining the Cap and Trade bill passed by the House, and how it should be changed to at least make it practical.

"The Postage Stamp Theory"
Originally published:  30 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Breaking down various aspects of the Cap and Trade bill, and how it will impact your wallet.

"Cap and Trade up for a vote on Friday – let’s not lose focus!"
Originally published:  24 June 2009
Submitted by:  The BoBo Files
Summary:  Looking at the historical figures regarding global warming, and how the proposed Cap and Trade bill will raise your monthly expenses.

"The Little Climate Bill That Could… Not?"
Originally published:  28 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking into the reasons why Cap and Trade bill passed by the House will not make it through the Senate.

"Mark Kirk Is A Traitor!"
Originally published:  27 June 2009
Submitted by:  The Right Wing
Summary:  Reviewing the impact of the House Cap and Trade bill and the support it received by some Republicans.

"About That Climate Change Bill Voted On Last Friday…"
Originally published:  30 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Breaking down some of the key issues enclosed in the last-minute 300 page amendment to the Cap and Trade Bill passed by the House.

Transparency

"Obama Likes Bush’s Policies More and More"
Originally published:  25 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Drawing parallels between the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration when it comes to closed-door discussions with energy companies.

"Obama, Not So Transparent Anymore?"
Originally published:  3 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the backlash over the perceived staged town hall meeting on health care reform.

"Is Obama Change and Transparency Simply A Charade?"
Originally published: 3 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Covering Obama’s recent town hall meeting and asking why the press isn’t holding Obama to the same standard of transparency as Bush.

Sanford

"Mark Sanford Is A Disgrace"
Originally published:  24 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Examining the statements made by Sanford and laying the argument for why he should resign.

"Sanford Didn’t Use Public Funds… Does that Make Things A OK?"
Originally published:  2 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Discussing the revelation that Sanford used private funds for his adultery and why he should still resign.

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Miscellaneous

"Gates agrees to take a closer look at ‘don’t ask/don’t tell’"
Originally published:  1 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the direction the current Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell policy might take in the near future.

"Under My Thumb"
Originally published:  2 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking at the impact Al Franken will have on Washington as he becomes the 60th Senator to caucus with the Democratic Party.

"I For One Welcome Our New Government Union Overlords"
Originally published:  30 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Comparing the compensation received by San Francisco’s government employees to the rest of the nation.

"Tough Road For Immigration"
Originally published:  2 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the complexity of immigration reform, and how separated families might be impacted by the process.

"What a Long, Strange Week it’s Been: Palin Stepping Down"
Originally published:  3 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Questioning the rationale behind Palin’s decision to step down, and what it means for political bullying in the future.

"Torture, the Real Conclusion"
Originally published:  21 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  The conclusion to a five-part series on the issue of torture (highly recommended).

"FTC To Monitor Blogs For Paid Claims & Reviews"
Originally published:  24 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking at the possible oversight by the government on independent bloggers who write reviews for various products and services.

"Chicago’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods"
Originally published:  23 June 2009
Submitted by:  The Right Wing
Summary:  Covering the high number of deaths in Chicago, and what the leadership is and is not doing to fight it.

Health Care

"Do we have the best health care in the world?"
Originally published:  21 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Examining many stats to compare the health of the U.S. against other nations.

"White House taking on abortion issue"
Originally published:  30 June 2009
Submitted by:  The BoBo Files
Summary:  Commenting on proposals coming out of DC on how to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies in the United States.

"Will the Left or Right Kill Health Care Reform?"
Originally published:  28 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Examining the paradox that occurs on the Left regarding "too much" or "not enough" government involvement with the proposed health care reform.

"Tobacco Legislation – Save Our Children"
Originally published:  22 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Discussing the new regulation of tobacco products and the physical effects tobacco has on the body.

Economy

"Cash for Clunkers: Paying You to Junk Your Car"
Originally published:  30 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Explaining how the Cash for Clunkers program under the Car Allowance Rebate Systems Act works.

"Democrats, Valued Added Tax, and Recessions"
Originally published:  3 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Comparing the proposed tax programs by the Democrats to the economic conditions in Europe.

"When Treasuries Crowd Out Lending"
Originally published:  23 June 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking at the drawbacks of the government attempting to "stimulate" the economy in this current recession.

"Remember The President’s No New Taxes On The Under $250,000 Crowd Pledge?"
Originally published:  2 July 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Comparing campaign rhetoric against the reality of policy and budgets.

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5 Responses to Political Blog Weekly: 3 July 2009

  1. The BoBo says:

    Thanks for adding my links..especially the one on abortion and the whitehouse. That one is getting very little play – and its actually one I agree with this administration on.!

  2. I think everyone wants to decrease the number of abortions that occur each year. They just have different ways about it. While I think teachers don't do enough to hit their students over the head to inform them that there is no “safe sex” other than not engaging in the act, the kids that are going to go out and do it anyway need to know how to protect themselves.

    Your article highlights how the fight just isn't a case about right-wing christian fundamentalists and the general public, but rather a multi-dimentional argument with groups on both sides fighting for what they think is the right path. It's a shame they don't understand that they don't realize there are multiple roads leading to the same destination.

  3. Provide the link to it so we can see.

  4. The BoBo says:

    I was thinking the same thing – either that or you got spammed.

  5. Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing, but I'm giving him/her the benefit of the doubt. I'm such a nice blogger. hahaha

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