No, I cannot prove that Barack Obama is a Muslim, but a review of his public life from the days he was campaigning to be an Illinois Senator through his years as President have raised a lot of questions, including a notable slip of the tongue during a television interview when he referred to himself as a Muslim.
During an interview with George Stephanopoulus, Obama said “John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith” and Stephanopoulus, a former member of the Clinton administration, was quick to suggest to Obama that he meant to say his “Christian faith.” Oops.
Not that Obama has made a secret of the fact that his father was a Muslim or that his step-father was as well. In his youth when Obama lived in Indonesia he attended a Muslim madras, a school devoted to the faith. He has referred to the Muslim call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” Indeed, he has recited its opening lines with a perfect Arabic accent saying “Allah is supreme…I witness that there is no god but Allah…”
The Feds need to release control of the purse strings for the interstate highways, let the states keep the revenue and disperse the funds as needed. The RINOs have become Jimmy Carter and his 55 MPH speed limit. Why the heck do Hawaii and Alaska have interstate highways? Quick answer, it’s for the pork and returning money back to the states.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say raising the gasoline tax for the first time in more than 20 years to shore up the insolvent federal Highway Trust Fund is possible this year.
The reasons for the interest in raising the gas tax are twofold: The Highway Trust Fund, which pays for fixing the nation’s roads and bridges, is in dire shape — it took a $9.7 billion transfer from the general Treasury to keep it operating through fiscal 2014 — and plummeting oil prices have lowered pump prices to an average of $2.17 per gallon nationwide, according to the AAA motor club.
Republicans, while not explicitly endorsing an increase in the gas tax, for the first time in years have said that it’s a legitimate option. The current highway funding bill expires at the end of May, and congressional leaders say they’re determined to avoid another short-term patch.
“I don’t think we take anything off the table at this point,” Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said last week on “Fox News Sunday,” noting the fund faces a severe shortfall. The Congressional Budget Office projected the fund would be $120 billion in the hole in 2024.
The federal government, which has ” Tomahawk” cruise missiles and “Apache,” “Blackhawk,” ‘Kiowa” and “Lakota’ helicopters – and used the code name “Geronimo” in the attack that killed Osama bin Laden, officially objects to the name of the Washington Redskins.