Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time 2 Escape WIFLI Briefing for Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012

Welcome to this edition of Time 2 Escape WIFLI Briefing!

What is WIFLI?
You may be wondering what the acronym "WIFLI" means. I started out by calling these issues the Time 2 Escape Daily, but that didn't work out very well. I quickly learned that putting these issues together on a daily basis was a task I was unable to accomplish. To replace "Daily" in the title, I coined the acronym WIFLI, which literally means "When I Feel Like It." Putting together a post on this blog WIFLI works much better for my schedule, and for the higher quality of each issue that is eventually published!
Today's introductory commentary won't seem very robust compared to past briefings. There's a reason for that.

No, it isn't because Rick Santorum didn't end up winning in Michigan. There are no sour grapes here. In fact, Santorum may actually end up with more delegates from Michigan than Mitt Romney. I'm okay with that!

Actually, it is a day in this briefing where I believe that the stories and commentaries I've included will speak for themselves. There isn't a lot that I could add or expound on. And I'm okay with that, too!

This might just be a good time for me to give you the reading assignment for the day(s) and allow you to see the things that I believe that you need to know for now, and in the future. I'm not enough of a control freak, or even arrogant enough, to assume that without my "guidance" in this part of the briefing that you need your hand held to get through another issue. In other words, I am not going to try being Rush Limbaugh with half my brain tied behind my back. I'm not going to try that at home! That's dangerous, because it may be time for my readers to figure out what may be on my mind on their own... for once.

Besides, it's time for me to eat dinner and get to bed. It may be time for you to learn on your own. I'm just sayin'...

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Santorum Assails Obama, not Romney in Concession Speech
From THEBLAZE ~ By Tiffany Gabbay ~ Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:45pm

We came into the backyard of one of my opponents, in a race that everyone said, just ignore, you really don’t have much chance here,” Santorum said. “All I have to say is, ‘I love you back.’”

Below are some of the highlights from Santorum’s speech, courtesy of TPM:

Santorum's Speech To Supporters In Michigan

Video provided by tpmtv on Feb 28, 2012

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Inhofe: Cap and trade is 'dead, gone, forever'
Says climate-change skeptics have won debate over global warming
Via WND ~ From The Daily Caller ~ By Will Rahn ~ Published: Feb 27, 2012, 7:12 PM

Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, the ranking Republican member of the Environment and Public Works committee, told The Daily Caller on Monday that climate change skeptics have won the debate over global warming on Capitol Hill.

We’ve won the fight because there’s no way in the world they could pass through legislation a cap and trade bill,” Inhofe said, referring to proposed laws that would limit carbon emissions. “It’s dead, gone, forever.”

Inhofe, the author of “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” says that he initially believed claims that humans were responsible for climate change. But after reviewing the science behind the claim, Inhofe now says he believes that the theory is a lie, and that the United Nations is largely responsible for promoting it.

The history goes back to 1972 when this whole thing started,” Inhofe said. “And who was it? It wasn’t Al Gore. It wasn’t It was the United Nations.

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Congressman Allen West blasts Obama apologies over Afghanistan Koran burning
From ~ By Adam Taxin ~ Published Monday, Feb 27, 2012, 2:42 PM

U.S. Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West (R-FL)
The latest round of perpetual Muslim outrage and ingratitude involves the seizure and dispoal of Korans [apparently paid for by U.S. taxpayers] at an Afghanistan jail, following a situation in which, according to Andrew McCarthy, "jihadists imprisoned there were using them not for prayer but to communicate incendiary messages."

As McCarthy wrote: "The soldiers dispatched to burn refuse from the jail were not the officials who had seized the books, had no idea they were burning Korans, and tried desperately to retrieve the books when the situation was brought to their attention."

Numerous riots, corpses and casualty-causing attacks on U.S. troops (there of course to protect and help build Afghanistan) later, Barack Obama has issued an apology (not necessarily on behalf of the American people): "I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. . . . I extend to you and the Afghani people my sincere apologies."

... See the message the South Florida Congressman put on his Facebook page ...

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Defense minister warns about Iran's 'secret weapons'
'We have not yet revealed all of our capabilities'
From WND ~ By Reza Kahlili ~ Published Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012

In an interview with the Fars News Agency today, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi claimed that Iran is in possession of secret weapons along with top secret capabilities that could be used to confront the United States.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has many hidden capabilities, which are kept for rainy days,” Vahidi said in the interview. “We have not yet revealed all our capabilities.

Referring to the U.S. assets positioned in the Persian Gulf, Vahidi stated: “These days Americans badly fear that an incident happens in the region and they can’t stand against the Islamic Republic’s firm positions vis-à-vis that given event.

Vahidi then, in an ominous warning to America, said, “Undoubtedly, since our defense is an independent and defensive one based on our own defensive policies, special defense doctrines and internal capabilities, the U.S. will face a completely new environment when [it] gets involved with the new issues that Iran is pursuing and it will be obliged to think of this new environment.

The Iranian defense minister went on to say that the American armed forces’ passivity in a possible confrontation with the Islamic regime’s forces will be due to the fact that Iran has not shown all weapons in its arsenal.

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Why Santorum’s Michigan Loss Could Be Worse Than It Seems
From Talking Points Memo ~ By Evan McMorris-Santoro ~ Posted Feb 28, 2012, 11:37 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Sure, Rick Santorum gave Mitt Romney a run for his money in his home state. And he should be proud of that. But by not pulling it off, signs point to Santorum making things much harder on himself moving forward than the results indicate.

His primaries party took place in a downtown hotel ballroom at the opulent Amway Grand, where Team Santorum hosted a low-key party to a not-huge crowd. Indicative of his pared-down campaign there were few staff and some strange failed sound cues. The crowd milled around, mostly keeping silent until Santorum entered the room when they gave him some full-throated cheers.

Santorum’s spin is simple: he got close in a state he never should have, the state where Romney was born and raised. That’s a win.

It’s a feeling his team here tonight were keen to push. But there were also concerns about clouds on the horizon thanks to the way Santorum went about getting as close as he did.

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Stimulus is killing us
Government's deficit spending is 'like your brain on drugs'
From WND Commentary ~ By Herman Cain ~ Published Feb 27, 2012

The so-called stimulus package passed by the Democrat Congress and signed by President Obama in 2009 was not the first such attempt by Washington to stimulate economic growth by spending money the government did not have. It was merely the most obscene and the clearest evidence yet that such “stimuli” is akin to the kind people often put into their bodies.

Figuring that a $100 billion stimulus package like the kind that saw the Bush administration send taxpayers $1,000 checks in 2008 was for small-timers, Obama convinced an all-too-willing Congress to go even bigger and balloon the deficit by $862 billion to supposedly spur economic growth.

The economy was in big trouble, so we needed to think big! Translation: spend big! If we didn’t, the president warned, unemployment would exceed 8 percent.

As we all know, the unemployment rate exceeded 10 percent after the impotent stimulus. Even now, it has not been below 8 percent since it first exceeded that level, and it is currently hovering around 8.5 percent.

In 2011, unable to pretend the economy was getting better, Obama asked the new Congress, which now included a Republican House, to give him another $400 billion stimulus. This time, he was told Congress had cut up his stimulus credit card.

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End taxes on manufacturing to help restore U.S. economy
From The Detroit News Opinion ~ By Rick Santorum ~ February 20, 2012 at 1:00 am

Michigan has lost 143,000 jobs since President Obama took office. Over a quarter of a million workers have left the labor force. Michigan's official unemployment is more than 9 percent. In Michigan, as in the rest of the country, if you ask people whether they are better off than they were four years ago, the answer is no.

Michigan is not naturally the land of unemployment. We're a nation that meets challenges and overcomes them. We'll meet the challenges of today, we'll persevere, and we'll succeed. We'll do that not by placing our faith in government to solve our problems, but by trusting in the goodness of the American people and its institutions.

When my grandfather first came to America, before he set out for the coal mines of southwest Pennsylvania, he actually came to Detroit and worked in the auto factories for two years. Now his grandson is running for president of the United States. That's what makes America great.

Some in America don't understand what makes America great. Last Monday President Obama sent to Congress a budget. It has massive tax and spending increases and continues our unsustainable budget deficits.

America has tried three years of higher spending and increased government intervention. It has never worked. It cannot work.

America can do better. Much better.

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Now is the time
From The Daily Motivator ~ By Ralph Marston ~ Friday, September 19, 2008

It’s time to get busy. It’s time to make a difference, and just think of how great that will feel.

This day is a golden opportunity to bring your dreams to life. You’re in a position to have a positive impact on your world.

Instead of complaining about what’s wrong, build upon what is right. Instead of arguing over who is to blame, figure out what you can do to make things better.

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Now, put what you just read above with the following video featuring Ronald Reagan. I think you'll get the point.


Video provided by WeNeedTheGipperAgain on Oct 1, 2009

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