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At least Obama kept speech short

In his Saturday column for the Lewiston Tribune, conservative Michael Costello writes:

"When Barack Hussein Obama addresses America, conservatives jokingly propose drinking games. In such games, one is required to down a shot every time Obama uses certain of his favorite words. In most of Obama's speeches, if your word happens to be a first-person pronoun, you'll need detox. I, on the other hand, prefer what I call Mormon drinking games. In my games, you choose words and phrases that he'll never use. For example, if you choose a phrase like, "Islamic terrorism," you'll have a nice, dry night.

"In his Oval Office speech Sunday, Obama argued that the appropriate response for the terrorism threat that must not be named was gun control. Democrats have been pushing lately for banning firearm purchases for anyone on a terrorist watch list. There are obvious problems with this, other than the fact that terrorists have no respect for laws. And I can't think of another constitutional right that we may be stripped of without due process. Terrorist watch lists are created secretly and sloppily. I was once on a watch list because my name resembled that of someone on another nation's list. The late Sen. Ted Kennedy found himself on the watch list. A Democratic representative from Massachusetts told PBS that there were 72 Department of Homeland Security employees on the watch list." More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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