Saturday, August 22, 2009
Bob Herbert of The New York Times asks:
"The president has not made it clear to the general public why health care reform is his top domestic priority when the biggest issue on the minds of most Americans is the economy. Men and women who once felt themselves to be securely rooted in the middle or upper middle classes are now struggling with pay cuts, job losses and home foreclosures — and they don’t feel, despite the rhetoric about the recession winding down, that their prospects are good." Entire article HERE
Even the Orange County Register is beginning to doubt whether the President's wardrobe has any actually cloth:
"...the president retains his formidable political skills, artfully distracting attention from his stimulus debacle with his health care debacle. But there are diminishing returns to his serial thousand-page, trillion-dollar boondoggles. They may be too long for your representatives to bother reading before passing into law, but, whatever the intricacies of Section 417(a) xii on page 938, people are beginning to spot what all this stuff has in common: He's spending your future. And by "future" I don't mean 2070, 2060, 2040, but the day after tomorrow." Article HERE
In the words of the late, great Hunter S. Thompson, "How long, o Lord, how long?"
Saturday, August 15, 2009
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
Monday, August 10, 2009
Our federal deficit grew $181 BILLION in the single month of July. Consumer bankruptcies increased 34% in July. President Obama has been trying to position July as "silk purse" from the "sow's ear" of not loosing jobs as fast as we were. Obama's Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is asking Congress to increase our debt limit. Apparently it is "critically important" that we get our Visa card limit increased above the current $12.1 TRILLION within the next two months.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The mob is angry, gathered with their pitchforks and banners. They circle around the monster, comprised of the dead, unthinking corpse known as "Congress". The monster lashes out, scared that the light from the torches will illuminate the patchwork of scars. The monster swings wildly in self defense, hitting only air. The mob noise increases, as it becomes more vocal with every new scared voice that joins. The monster is confused, don't these people understand he really doesn't mean any harm?
Friday, August 7, 2009
Five U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
Afghan roadside bomb is deadliest attack in '09
Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 2:48 AM
Five U.S. soldiers were killed and three wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan Tuesday.
Four soldiers died in southern Afghanistan after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb - the deadliest attack on American forces there this year, military officials said.
An Afghan civilian working with the soldiers was also killed.
In Iraq, two thugs wearing cop uniforms opened fired at a police station in the northern city of Mosul, killing one soldier and wounding three others. Their Iraqi interpreter was also shot dead.
The Defense Department released the names of the three soldiers who were killed in Iraq on Monday.
One of the fallen soldiers was Cpl. Michael Mayne, 21, of upstate Burlington Flats.
He and two other soldiers were killed in a gunfight in Diyala Province, one of the last Al Qaeda strongholds in the country.Meanwhile in Saint Louis: