Reason 137 why you are a fool to pay for your children's college education:
Booed by Columbia University students a year ago, President Ahmadinejad of Iran early yesterday received a much warmer reception from 400 American students and professors at the Hyatt hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
"Especially at a time when our leaders and policymakers aren't meeting with this man, it was refreshing to hear from him," a senior at North Central College of Naperville, James Nebl, said. Mr. Nebl flew from Chicago with seven other students from the college to hear the Iranian leader. The college paid for the trip.
"It was incredible," a North Central College senior, Ann Fisher, said. "I honestly believe that the National Intelligence Estimate is correct and that since 2003, the nuclear program has been peaceful."
"They were beside themselves," A North Central professor said of his students, adding that the meeting an "amazing educational opportunity," and said that he would have felt the same way if the meeting were with Saddam Hussein or Adolf Hitler.
"I love you all," Mr. Ahmadinejad told the roomful of students, the Boston Globe reported. "I feel I am with very old friends."
You were, Mr. President, you were.
You'll be happy to know that your congress, busy in the middle of doing nothing, had time to vote $25 billion in low-cost loans to U.S. auto companies for retooling plants to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles.
And that's over and above the $700 billion corporate bail-out already proposed.
I think that for the first time in my life, we are about to learn what America is really made of, and I don't believe that it will be pretty or short.
We will differ from our parents' generation who weathered the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and WWII by pulling together being resourceful and thrifty; we will reach deeper fissures of division.
Demonstrations will turn into riots and riots to bloodshed. People have already been murdered in gas lines in the South... killed because of 10 gallons of gas. What will they do when things get really bad?
Black Americans have already hinted at, and some have flippantly said that should The Messiah lose the November election that there would be race riots. Of course I believe it... I was within a fire truck's drive to Watts in '65, and witnessed on television the rampage of murderous blacks attacking whites and Koreans over crack addict Rodney King, as well as them cheering the slaughter of two whites by O.J. Simpson.
At left they attempt to murder Reginald Denny.
A black doesn't become president? Of course there will be killings.
Al Gore, a former vice president of this country, has called for civil disobedience in opposing the constriction of new coal-fired plants; plants that provide electricity to power our nation, energy that makes the difference between live and death for some.
And this occurs at the time when we face a fanatical and psychotic enemy seeking to capitalize on any weakness we reveal. They have nothing to lose because they already live in the 14th century. Worse, Muslims actually believe in provoking Armageddon regardless of their own deaths, to trigger the return of their god and begin killing the remaining infidels... us.