When he entered office, US President Barack Obama promised to inject US foreign policy with a new tone of respect and diplomacy. His recent trip to Asia, however, showed that it’s not working. A shift to Bush-style bluntness may be coming. There were only a few hours left before Air Force One was scheduled to depart for the flight home. US President Barack Obama trip through Asia had already seen him travel 24,000 kilometers, sit through a dozen state banquets, climb the Great Wall of China and shake hands with Korean children. It was high time to take stock of the trip. Barack Obama looked tired on Thursday, as he stood in the Blue House in Seoul, the official residence of the South Korean president. He also seemed irritable and even slightly forlorn. The CNN cameras had already been set up. But then Obama decided not to play along, and not to answer the question he had already been asked several times on his trip: what did he plan to take home with him? Instead, he simply said “thank you, guys,” and disappeared. [Bullies, thugs and pansy ass European leftists love Obama because he holds the same kind of contempt for America as they do. Seems George W. Bush’s style of dealing with the world may just have been right all along…ed]
President Obama has been having a hard time catching a break. Last week was not a good week for President Obama. He returned Saturday (11-21-09) empty handed from his much ballyhooed trip to Asia. He came back with nothing really to show for his efforts except White House spin. No accords signed, no deals made, no breakthroughs on anything. (SNIP) He learned from world leaders while he was traveling that the Copenhagen global warming treaty is dead. The best he can hope is to spin it as “delayed” but there is no sign that China, India and Brazil will budge in their refusal to jump on the bandwagon. This has to be understood in light of an equally unproductive tour to Europe a few weeks ago when he failed to get anyone on board his World Economic Plan or even to get NATO to help out more in Afghanistan. His lecturing to the Africans did nothing to help Darfur or anywhere else in Africa. He must be wondering if the Nobel Prize can be taken back. [The entire world is laughing their asses off at the weak kneed impotent leader of the free world and his ten month long amateur hour routine. Acting ‘cool’ worked ok for the teleprompter jockey up until the real work started…ed]
A leading Senate Democrat said Monday his party is determined to push through a health care overhaul bill, President Barack Obama’s top domestic issue, with or without support from opposition Republicans. Republicans have made clear they aren’t supporting the bill, which foretells of a rowdy Senate floor debate next month on legislation that would extend health care coverage to roughly 31 million Americans, crack down on insurance company practices that deny or dilute benefits and curtail the growth of spending on medical care nationally. [And American voters, who have repeatedly and loudly said they do not want this garbage, will remember this come election day in 2010 Mr. Shumer. Believe me…ed]
Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan. Half the survey was conducted before the Senate voted late Saturday to begin debate on its version of the legislation. Support for the plan was slightly lower in the half of the survey conducted after the Senate vote. [The majority of Americans have rejected the idea of the government getting itself involved in our healthcare system for decades but the Democrats thought they finally had their shot at gaining control of our lives when Obama came along. Looks like they were wrong. This thing will be political suicide in 2010 for a grip of Democrats who try and ram it through against the wishes of their constituents…ed]
President Barack Obama’s mission to reform US healthcare vaulted another legislative hurdle over the weekend, but the scramble to secure his own party’s votes sheds light on the messy compromises that may be needed to get it to the finish line. Fissures between liberal and centrist Democrats cracked open on Sunday in the aftermath of a procedural vote, which paved the way for the estimated $848bn (€570bn, £514bn) draft Senate bill to be debated on the floor. Leaders hope there will be a vote on the bill by Christmas. If passed, the House and Senate versions will have to be mashed together. If this weekend is anything to go by, it will not be a pretty process. [But the liberal media will continue to slam the Republicans for this Obamanation even though they have no ability to stop a single piece of legislation created by the Democrats…ed]
Just imagine if we learned we were about to be landed with the biggest bill in the history of the world – simply on the say-so of a group of scientists. Would we not want to be absolutely sure that those scientists were 100 per cent dependable in what they were saying? Should we not then be extremely worried – and even very angry – if it emerged that those scientists had been conspiring among themselves to fiddle the evidence for what they were telling us? This is the extraordinary position in which we find ourselves thanks to news reported in Saturday’s Daily Mail which has raised huge question marks over the reliability of the science behind the theory of global warming. Hundreds of emails leaked from the internal computer system of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia show how a small group of highly influential senior British and U.S. scientists have for years been secretly discussing ways in which their evidence could be manipulated to make the threat posed by global warming sound much worse than it is. [All you folks who bought into this climate change scam should be feeling pretty silly after reading this…ed]
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“Green energy” is proving to be no miracle solution to the nation’s monumental unemployment problems, and it is doing little to help the economy emerge from its deepest recession in decades, economists say. A large part of this year’s $786 billion stimulus bill was devoted to green or renewable energy projects, with President Obama, Democratic legislators and their environmental allies repeatedly promising that the money would be used to create an army of home weatherizers, wind-turbine factory jobs and other employment opportunities that would help put to work the nearly 8 million people who have lost jobs during the recession. (SNIP) But the reality is that after a big dose of spending in the stimulus bill, no more than 100,000 or so jobs have been created, economists say, and the prospects are for only modest growth in alternative energy jobs for years to come. “This is not the spark” that will pull the economy out of recession and put it in a lasting expansion that creates millions of jobs, said Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University. “This is not the solution to the current big unemployment problem.” [More on the climate change scam, the concept of all these “green jobs” is a joke just like we knew it would be…ed]
With the release of hundreds of emails by scientists advocates of global warming showing obvious and entirely inappropriate collusion by the authors — including attempts to suppress dissent, to punish journals that publish peer-reviewed studies casting doubt on global warming, and to manipulate data to bolster their own arguments — even the New York Times is forced to concede that “the documents will undoubtedly raise questions about the quality of research on some specific questions and the actions of some scientists.” But apparently the paper’s environmental blog, Dot Earth, is taking a pass on publishing any of the documents and emails that are now circulating. Andrew Revkin, the author of that blog, writes, “The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.” [The New York Times refuses to publish information showing this global warming fraud for what it is because the documentation was supposedly obtained “illegally” but when they have a chance to publish information that could put the lives of our troops in danger they don’t hesitate…ed]
Neil Sankey, who has almost 20 years experience serving in Special Branch and the Bomb Squad, is now devoting his energies to proving that Mr Obama is not a natural born US citizen. He joined the Birthers after meeting Orly Taitz, one of the leaders of the group, which disputes Mr Obama’s claim that he was born in Hawaii. Over the past year, Mr Sankey has been integral in some of the most aggressive efforts to remove him from office by claiming that his presidency is illegitimate. He tried to block Obama’s inauguration last year by contacting all 538 electoral college representatives who formally elect the president. Mr Sankey has also carried out an investigation into Mr Obama’s personal identification history which he claims shows a suspicious number of social security numbers. [Notice how this man has to “dispute” his efforts are based on racism. Anyhoo when the truth finally comes out about this Barack Obama guy Americans will be blown away at how corrupt our political system really is and how the old adage that it isn’t the people who vote that matter it’s the people COUNTING the votes that really run the show came into play in 2008…ed]
On October 1st, 2009 California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced that an investigation had been opened into ACORN’s activities in California, resulting from undercover videos showing employees seemingly offering to assist the undercover film makers with human smuggling, child prostitution and even tax advice to boot. Although ACORN has denied any wrongdoing, some of the employees involved were terminated, and ACORN has publicly stated that they would fully cooperate with any investigations that followed. (SNIP) Shockingly, we now learn that the ACORN office in National City (San Diego County) engaged in a massive document dump on the evening of October 9th, containing thousands upon thousands of sensitive documents, just days prior to the Attorney General’s visit. BigGovernment.com has learned that not only did this document dump occur, but the documents in question were irresponsibly and brazenly dumped in a public dumpster, without considering laws and regulations as to how sensitive information should be treated. [The rats at ACORN have been busted tossing out possible evidential documentation. It will be interesting to see how they try and spin this one…ed]
Martha Stewart on Wednesday said former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is “a dangerous person” and “anyone like that in government is a real problem.” Speaking with HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight” producer Jenny D’Attoma, Stewart also said Palin is “very boring” and “confused.” Ironically, when asked if she has seen any of Palin’s recent interviews, Stewart replied without recognizing the hypocrisy, “I wouldn’t watch her if you paid me.” [So the convicted felon Stewart thinks Palin is dangerous but when Americans refer to the policies of Barack Hussein Obama’s as dangerous we are all called a bunch of racists. Stewart also calls Palin ‘boring’ but I ask, have you ever seen one of this woman’s television shows? Talk about some real snoozers! BTW, there are literally dozens of stories all around the ‘net describing how thousands of people are lining up all over the country hoping to get a signed copy of Palin’s blockbuster book. Never heard of that happening with the former prison inmate Martha Stewart…ed]
Not that it matters politically because obviously she’s a female Republican dunce and he’s a male Democrat genius. But Sarah Palin’s poll numbers are strengthening. And President Obama’s are sliding. Guess what? They’re about to meet in the 40s. Depending, of course, on which recent set of numbers you peruse and how the questions are phrased, 307 days into his allotted 1,461, the 44th president’s approval rating among Americans has slid to 49% or 48%, showing no popularity bounce from his many happy trips, foreign and domestic. Riding the wave of immense publicity and symbiotic media interest over her new book, “Going Rogue,” and the accompanying promotional tour, Palin’s favorable ratings are now at 43%, according to ABC. That’s up from 40% in July. One poll even gives her a 47% favorable. [Keep in mind Palin has been savaged by the liberal media and the leftists ever since she came onto the national scene while Obama has gotten a free pass from these same people in spite of his being a miserable failure from the day he was sworn in as president. The American people aren’t stupid, well except for the suckas who voted for Obama…ed]
It may come as a surprise to many of his Democratic supporters, but Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Jerry Brown has gone to bat for the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s cause: urging the U.S. Supreme Court to guarantee the ability of gun owners across the land to keep and bear arms. (SNIP) Now, gun advocates are challenging Chicago’s handgun ban, asking the Supreme Court to rule that the Second Amendment equally applies to the states. And there was no shortage of states – 34 in all – jumping on the bandwagon in support of the court hearing the case. In July, before the court agreed to take the case, Brown went so far as to file his own friend-of-the-court brief asking that Chicago’s gun ban be overturned – arguing that if the court doesn’t act, “California citizens could be deprived of the constitutional right to possess handguns in their homes.” [Jerry Brown, despite his far left ideology, represents ALL Californians include those who still believe in the Constitution and the Second Amendment. The gun haters seem to have a lot of trouble wrapping their tiny little minds around that concept…ed]
Just hours after Sen. Charles Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa released a report Friday on their investigation into the abrupt firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin, the Obama White House gave the lawmakers a trove of new, previously-withheld documents on the affair. It was a twist on the now-familiar White House late-Friday release of bad news; this time, the new evidence was put out not only at the start of a weekend but also hours too late for inclusion in the report. The new documents support the Republican investigators’ conclusion that the White House’s explanation for Walpin’s dismissal — that it came after the board of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps, unanimously decided that Walpin must go — was in fact a public story cobbled together after Walpin was fired, not before. [Walpin was closing in on some information that Obama’s good buddy and Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson was possibly involved in groping underage girls working in the AmeriCorps program and that is probably the main reason he was fired…ed]
What conservatives are increasingly calling the “showcase Senate primary” of 2010 has already taken some early and very positive turns for their candidate. The latest Qunnipiac University poll among Florida Republicans showed Marco Rubio, former speaker of the state House and the conservative hopeful in the GOP Senate primary next year, gaining dramatically on the long-presumed front-runner, incumbent governor Charlie Crist. (SNIP) Crist, most famous for his embrace of President Obama (physically) and Obama’s failed stimulus plan (politically) is seen by a growing number of conservatives as too liberal. And not only for that, but for leaning far to the left on global warming. Crist’s Second Amendment credentials are also in doubt. [More proof conservatives have grown weary of all the RINOs infecting the Republican Party…ed]
For former Officer Michael Brown, the police credo “to serve and protect” apparently includes two free scoops of strawberry cheesecake ice cream. “We protect you. Why can’t you hook me up?” Brown told a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop employee April 20 after the store closed for the day, according to internal affair’s documents released Friday. The employee gave Brown two scoops of his flavor of choice, but the officer did not pay for the ice cream. He shared it with his girlfriend about 10:45 p.m. outside the shop in the 1100 block of East Atlantic Avenue. [Wonder if this idiot thinks the ice cream freebie was worth it as he works night shift security guard duty at Ernie’s Auto Savage?…ed]
Five correctional officers charged in October with animal cruelty for fondling a K-9 dog and videotaping the incidents will not be prosecuted. Powhatan County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert B. Beasley Jr. decided last week not to follow through because he believed the cruelty charges would not stand up in court, he said Wednesday. “I heard from a couple of veterinarians who told me that, in their opinion, it didn’t rise to the level of cruelty,“ he explained. “One of them told me that no harm can come to the animal through doing that.“ Beasley initially filed charges after consulting with the state veterinarian’s office. “When your burden is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, I came to the conclusion that if you have reputable veterinarians in disagreement over the issue, you’re not going to be able to prove it in court.“ The officers—one of whom was accused of having sexual contact with the dog while the others watched and filmed—were training at the Academy for Staff Development in Goochland County to become K-9 handlers. [Wow, just wow…ed]
Quote of the day.
I think that America does best when the values that we want other nations to share that we profess and stand by, and I think that every one who is accused of a crime should have the basic rights that are afforded. I mean, that’s what America’s about.
-Rep. Dennis Kucinich uber liberal Democrat from Ohio responding to the question, if Osama Bin Laden is captured should he be afforded U.S. Constitutional rights?