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Archive | January, 2009
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g32oijfkhH4 Well, this certainly seems fitting in the afterglow of Republican stiffing the new, popular President, all the while people are freezing because of a failed power grid. Nope, can’t spend money on that. But when it’s Tip O’Neill time that means we enjoy our favorite beverage, putting all worries on ice. Free for all [...]
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“I do not view the labor movement as part of the problem, to me it’s part of the solution.” – President Barack Obama I married a blue collar craftsman not all that long ago. Today, after many, many years as a Southwest Gas technician, he took early retirement. One of the things he’s said over [...]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGKFUatFG8M&eurl Resisting efforts by Mr. Ignatius to end the session, Mr. Erdogan continued, saying to Mr. Peres, “When it comes to killing, you know well how to kill.” – New York Times Even at Davos, moderating a panel on Gaza can be diplomatically dangerous. David Ignatius might just have caused an international incident between Israel [...]
Both the Associated Press, as well as Al Kamen, are reporting that the woman who caused such a stir back during the primaries just might be working closely, even traveling with Secretary Clinton. There’s buzz that Samantha Power, an early supporter of Obama who advised him on foreign policy, may be reunited with Hillary Rodham [...]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2wtcFe4HI4 After the statement above, Mr. Blagojevich continued talking… and talking… and talking. He’s some piece of work. Hello Governor Quinn: According to state law, Pat Quinn, the lieutenant governor, assumed chief executive power upon the vote and was expected to take the oath of office for ceremonial purposes before the end of the day.Mr. [...]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2CaBR3z85c&eurl Kudos to NBC. The network rejected the stomach-churning ad. NBC is coming under fire from pro-life advocates for rejecting a television commercial a pro-life group hoped to run during the Super Bowl. The ad shows a beautiful picture of an unborn child during an ultrasound and asks what would happen if President Barack Obama [...]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Qdt8uQm68&eurl Consider it rapid response to die hard Republican partisanship. Americans United for Change, MoveOn.org Political Action, AFSCME and SEIU are hitting the Republicans hard, nationally, but also senators in their home states. More ads here.
This is more like it: Obama sets himself a high political bar The economic stimulus bill is his first big test in replacing ‘old habits’ with less partisanship in Washington. That’s a headline worthy of what Obama is trying to set up. Compared to Mark Halperin’s “bad sign” drivel it’s the difference between journalism and [...]
This is instructive. After reviewing the media who was very kind to Obama, it’s painfully obvious in Mr. Halperin’s latest appearance that he’s trying to go in the opposite direction to prove he can criticize the popular new president. People who make a living at writing about these things just don’t know what to do [...]
A new president always gets his challenges from the deeply imbedded establishment. When you inherit wars that goes double. We’re about to find out whether Obama can listen to the military, respect what they’re saying, but stand by his commitment to honor the Status of Forces Agreement, as well as his promise to begin to [...]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-eiM2S4Eqg –updated and edited with new content– I’d like to add a little color to what happened this morning. First, President Obama now has his BlackBerry clipped to his belt. But on the Ledbetter signing, VPOUS Biden, who created the Violence Against Women Act, and Secretary Clinton, a champion for women in the workplace and [...]
The new president is going to get blamed for whatever doesn’t go right in the stimulus, so I sure hope he’s happy at the end of this, because he’s going to own it. Candidate Barack Obama said he would be bipartisan, so President Obama brought Republicans in to the stimulus debate. He went out of [...]
Well, Dick Armey sure went out of his way to prove his central point, politics as he represents it is “juvenile.” “I am sure damn glad that you are not my wife, ’cause I’d have to listen to that prattle from you.” – Dick Armey While telling Mr. Armey he was delusional to think he’d [...]
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*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
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