Wednesday January 13th

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Rep. Rangel: Dems facing ‘serious problems’ on healthcare reform bill

Congressional Democrats face “serious problems” in getting a healthcare reform bill to the president’s desk, according to a House panel chairman. “We’ve got to get a bill that’s more compatible to the House,” Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday. “Forget all the other questions. Two-hundred-eighteen [votes] is the most important issue we are dealing with… We have serious problems on both sides of the Capitol. Serious problems.” [Yesterday Senator Chris Dodd (D-Loser) said this mess was “hanging by a thread.” Democrats know this ObamaCare is political suicide but they don’t seem to care so when they start saying this thing is in trouble you can be assured this is nothing more than disinformation designed to get people to take their eye off the ball…ed]

In Gallup Poll, President Obama at All-Time Lows for Handling of Economy, Health Care

The latest Gallup Poll has President Obama experiencing some pretty harsh disapproval ratings among the American people on some key issues. The president has 40% approval on the economy and 56% disapproval. He has 37% approval on health care and 58% disapproval. These are the lowest approval ratings on those two issues to date of his presidency, per Gallup. [It took eight years of never ending negative media attacks and blatant lies from the Democrats before George W. Bush saw numbers like this. Oblunder, even with all the fawning media coverage, managed to pull it off in 11 months. If it wasn’t for welfare recipients, drunk college students and a certain ethnic minority his numbers would be in the low double digits…ed]

Obama concedes he hasn’t brought country together

President Barack Obama says he has not succeeded in bringing the country together, acknowledging an atmosphere of divisiveness that has washed away the lofty national feeling surrounding his inauguration a year ago. “That’s what’s been lost this year … that whole sense of changing how Washington works,” Obama said in an interview with People magazine. The president said his second-year agenda will be refocused on uniting the country around common values, “whether we’re Democrats or Republicans.” “We all want work that’s satisfying, pays the bills and gives children a better future and security,” Obama said in the interview, which the magazine conducted with the president and his wife, Michelle Obama, at the White House last Friday. [Oh I disagree with the light skinned fella. He certainly HAS brought Independents and Republican together like never before with the goal of stopping the Democrat fueled runaway freight train come November. Fiercely advocating unwanted programs to be forced on unwilling people (ObamaCare, for example) and shutting out and shouting down dissenting voices won’t exactly engender warm fuzzy feelings in most Americans…ed]

Obama’s education of little use to his presidency

David Brooks notes that in the last year, something dire has happened: The public has turned decisively against the “educated classes” and all of their works. At the same time, it has also moved against Barack Obama, who began his term with approval ratings that bumped up against 70, and have now sunk to the high to mid-40s, with “strongly disapprove” ratings that rival those of George W. Bush at his worst. It has also moved strongly against his — and the educated classes’ — ideas. It is more pro-life, more anti-climate change, more free market, less statist, more inclined to favor “harsh” measures against terrorism suspects, more in favor of “waterboarding” the terrorist caught in the brief-bombing effort, more opposed to the closing of Guantanamo Bay. While the liberal Left controls the White House along with both houses of Congress, the country it governs has moved to the Right. [It’s real simple. Americans don’t like politicians acting like dictators. Americans don’t like secretive legislation concocted in the middle of the night. Americans don’t like being told they will have to buy something they don’t want or face fines and possibly jail time and Americans don’t like their president bowing to and kissing the asses of leaders of foreign countries. in addition, for all their supposed intelligence, liberals sure do have a ton of failures stacked up behind them and Americans are well aware of that FACT too…ed]

Anatomy of a Meltdown

Many saw Obama’s polls dropping for a variety of reasons, and can anticipate what’s next. People took the candidate at his word of bipartisanship, fiscal seriousness, and centrism, and from day one got instead shady Cabinet nominations of tax cheats and lobbyists, indifference to congressional corruption as symbolized by Rangel and Dodd, a whiny monotony of “Bush did it” for a year, a 1,000-page health-care monstrosity, fiscal insanity, serial appeasement of enemies with conscious neglect of old allies, and on and on. No hope, less change. [Nice laundry list of Obumble’s fumbles…ed]

Quake-stunned Haitians pile bodies by fallen homes

Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after a powerful earthquake crushed thousands of structures, from schools and shacks to the National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters. Untold numbers were still trapped. It seemed clear that the death toll from Tuesday afternoon’s magnitude-7.0 quake would run into the thousands. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Port-au-Prince was among the dead, and the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission was missing. International Red Cross spokesman Paul Conneally said a third of Haiti’s 9 million people may need emergency aid and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the damage to emerge. The United Nations said the capital’s main airport was “fully operational” and open to relief flights. [(Forgive my non-political correctness here for just a sec) Rest assured the citizens of the “evil and wicked” United States will fund 95% of the aid to these poor unfortunate folks, many of which will surely wind up on in our country to live permanently here real soon. For those who may not be aware, some of the most violent vicious gangbangers in south Florida have come from—-Haiti…ed]

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Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of a record $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned — a request that could be an especially hard sell to some of the administration’s Democratic allies. The extra $33 billion in 2010 would mostly go toward the expansion of the war in Afghanistan. Obama ordered an extra 30,000 troops for that war as part of an overhaul of the war strategy late last year. Military officials have suggested that the 2011 request would top $700 billion for the first time, but the precise figure has not been made public. [WHAT? Wait, I thought this guy said he was going to WIND DOWN these wars and bring everybody home?…ed]

Defense Spending: $700 Billion a Year and We’re Still Not Safe

On Dec. 19, 2009, President Obama authorized a military budget plan for a record $663 billion to defend the United States, the highest since World War II — higher, adjusted for inflation, even than during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Six days later, al-Qaeda struck with an attack on a Detroit-bound airliner that very nearly succeeded in killing 278 passengers on board the Northwest Airlines Airbus 300. Less than a week later, al-Qaeda attacked in Afghanistan, where the United States is building up a force of nearly 100,000 troops at a monthly cost of $3.6 billion. This time it was a suicide bomber who evaded U.S. intelligence nets and killed seven Americans and a Jordanian at a remote CIA base. [But let’s keep the insidious political correctness around just so all the liberal can feel good about themselves as their airplane is blown out of the sky and they are freefalling 35,000 feet to earth…ed]

Reporter roughed up outside Coakley fund-raiser

A Weekly Standard reporter says he was roughed up last night outside a Washington, D.C. fund-raiser for Attorney General Martha Coakley by someone he believes is associated with her U.S. Senate campaign. John McCormack, the magazine’s deputy online editor, writes about the incident outside the Sonoma restaurant in an online dispatch entitled: “We Report, We Get Pushed.” According to McCormack’s account, Coakley took two questions from reporters after the event, but declined to respond to his question. McCormack wrote he asked Coakley whether she stood by statements she made during Monday’s debate about terrorists in Afghanistan. (SNIP) As he continued to walk down the street, he said a man who appeared to be associated with Coakley’s campaign pushed him into a freestanding metal rail. [Since this thuggery was performed by your typical left wing goon there will be no reporting of the incident in the lamestream media lest it damage the Democrat’s chances of winning. A follow up to this story is here…ed]

Turning Point in Massachusetts

For the first time since the race began, I’m prepared to say a Scott Brown victory is a real possibility. Just two weeks ago, I said “absolutely not.” One week ago, I was thinking, “Well, it’s a long shot, but maybe . . .” But everything changed yesterday. The video of the Coakley staffer — most likely DNC hack and former Kerry campaigher Michael Meehan — shoving The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack to the ground, and then repeatedly shoving him again and again in view of AG Coakley, is a watershed moment. It could turn out to be a campaign killer. [The GOP should be taking the video and making a campaign commercial out of it right NOW. That’s exactly what the liberals would do and we know there is no other way the people in Massachusetts will hear of this incident…ed]

Texas’ program for food stamps called the worst

Texas has the worst-performing food stamp program in the nation, the federal director for food assistance told state officials here Tuesday. It ranks last among the 50 states and U.S. territories in processing food stamp applications and also does a poor job getting eligible low-income people to apply, Kevin Concannon, a U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary, said in an earlier meeting with reporters. (SNIP) However, Gov. Rick Perry has no intention of backing down on the requirements. “The governor supports the continued use of fingerprinting and assets tests to protect the integrity of the program,” Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said. “It’s shocking the Obama administration would even suggest weakening the fraud protections we have in state law.” [See all you liberal states, this is how you stop unemployed people from moving in just to latch onto the freebies provided by the overburdened productive members of society. Last time I checked Texas has a BALANCED BUDGET. Oh, and a big HOORAH to Governor Perry for telling the feds to FOAD!…ed]

Faux Recovery

One glorious day, all of us will awaken in our mixed-use neighborhoods, rustle up nutritious garden-grown breakfasts and pedal our bikes to “green-collar” jobs using paths generously provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As of this moment, however, the “green energy economy” is incapable of spurring the taillights on a motor scooter (much less an economic recovery) without a backup gas-powered generator and government subsidy. Why, then — just as we learned that 85,000 Americans “unexpectedly,” as news stories put it, had lost their jobs last month — did the Obama administration pin recovery hopes on a colossally misguided social engineering project? [The last paragraph nails it…ed]

Michelle Obama’s garden ex`seeds’ her expectations

To Michelle Obama, her White House garden is more than a plot of land. It also is a soapbox, a podium from where she can send her message of healthy eating. The South Lawn garden has given Mrs. Obama a platform to speak out about a major childhood obesity problem in the United States, extol the benefits of eating fresh food and teach children early to appreciate vegetables. It also has offered Mrs. Obama another way to open the White House to people who do not normally visit. The garden now is ready for winter, fitted with protective coverings called “hoop houses,” a kind of temporary greenhouse, to help keep various crops – spinach, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, cabbage – growing during the cold months. In its first year, aides say the garden has ex-“seeded” expectations.
[How touching, healthy eating advice from a woman who’s ass is a yard and a half wide. By the way her “garden” has been reported to be suffering from a bit of a problem so I seriously doubt any humans eat anything “planted” errrr, grown there…ed]

Iron Chef Special Used Ringers, Not Veggies From The White House Garden

The produce used on the Food Network’s Jan. 3 Iron Chef of America two-hour special White House show was billed as being from the White House garden. But the show did not disclose that “stunt double vegetables” were used and not produce from the First Family’s garden.
The much ballyhooed show featured a cameo by First Lady Michelle Obama who invited the chefs to pick what they needed from the White House garden in the opening scenes. Mrs. Obama agreed to appear –and give the show access to the garden — because the episode promoted her healthy eating themes and the garden, her signature first-year project. [Not surprised at all about this. Everything about this administration and the Obama’s is nothing but a cheap media created prop…ed]

DPS menu for MLK birthday hard for some to digest

Denver Public Schools apologized Tuesday for what it called a “well-intentioned but highly insensitive” attempt to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Friday’s DPS lunch menu, headlined “In Honor Of M.L. King,” offered students “Southern Style” chicken and collard greens — a meal that some say is an offensive caricature of black culture. In a statement issued Tuesday night and posted on the school district’s website, DPS spokesman Michael Vaughn said the meal was “highly insensitive in light of certain hurtful cultural stereotypes still harbored in parts of our society.” [Stupid liberals. The Denver School District gets called out for their Martin Luther King holiday kiddie lunch menu of fried chicken, collard greens by a professional complainer…ed]

Unruly Passengers Disrupt Northwest Flight 243

Sources tell Fox 2 that a flight from Amsterdam into Detroit Metropolitan Airport was held on the tarmac after landing because of unruly behavior by some of the passengers. The source says four men from Saudi Arabai were saying something in Arabic that alarmed four on-board Federal Air Marshals. The Marshals speak Arabic. A decision was made to stop the plane on the tarmac away from the passenger terminal and remove the men from the plane. Once the men were removed, the rest of passengers were then taken to the terminal for deboarding. The Transportation Security Administration says the unruly passengers were interviewed by Customs and Border Protection officials. But the TSA says the passengers were released and no arrests were made. [This kind of behavior will continue as long as the suicidal politically correct environment exists in this country. The terrorists aren’t stupid and they will game our system from both ends, complaining about being harassed because of their “religion” then suing for “damages” when they are confronted after pulling stunts like this…ed]

Quote of the day.

Harry Reid has no need to apologize to me because I know Harry Reid. I measure people more so on what they do rather than the things they say.

-Michelle Obama

[M.O. gives a guy she couldn’t possibly “know” a free pass on his racially charged comments because he is a liberal Democrat and at the helm of the tugboat pushing her husband’s agenda onto an unwilling American public…ed]

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