There’s no recession, or so says the Treasury Department. Old Washington still using old ways to measure things. I am not saying the GDP doesn’t matter, but when people have to leave their jobs due to high gas prices or move closer to work, why not measure that impact? And the impact on the common items we have to buy (like breakfast cereal and bread) whose prices have been driven up by high fuel costs. Oh and I won’t mention the housing problem. Poor Ed McMahon.
There’s nothing worse than a lying snitch. But lying snitches sell books! An unfortunately a lot of people will by Scott McClellan’s book and feed his bank account. The book essentially says what has been obvious all along to anyone with any critical thinking skills. So he lied to American people while he was press secretary and now wants to come clean? I for one am not buying the “we were misled” excuse from him any more than I buy it from Hillary Clinton or any other senator who authorized that war. As for the book, well… I will wait the year or so until this book shows up the public library system – then maybe I’ll read it.
And you want this man for president? He says they’ve campaigned in 57 states. Now it’s possible that he meant some of the states were visited twice, but he said what he said. Do we want a president who doesn’t know how many states there are? 57 states. Maybe he’s thinking about Kerry Heinz 57?
Funny how the press doesn’t pick up on that. But they sure pick up on Hillary’s RFK remark. Once again we see proof of the free ride that Barack Obama is getting from the media. If you Google “Obama 57 states” in the Google news, you see mostly foreign coverage of that blooper.
Even Obama later dismissed Hillary’s RFK remark as a tired mistake: “you get careless in terms of the statements that you make” says he. Could he have been covering his own mistakes like this one? A tired mistake to think there are 57 states.
If it seems like election 2008 is offering a poor set of choices, there’s a reason for that. It is! We have 3 senators and one House Rep (Yeah Ron Paul is still hanging around) – all NON executive branch positions. That means (unless someone kicks between now and November) there will be two executive branch candidates facing each other.
What is executive branch experience? Governor of a state, Vice President, various Presidential appointments (such as Secretary of State) are examples of executive branch positions. Senator and House Rep are not.
I wanted to go back and find the last time a presidential election was held that featured two non executive branch candidates. I had to go all the way back to 1852 (Franklin Pierce Def. Winfield Scott). Now that’s going back a ways! It’s probably not even relevant; the Whigs were still a party! So if you think 2008 offers us lousy choices, yer right! And this may be the reason.
How many times have you read something in the common news media (most notably the ‘news briefs’ or summaries) where you just know there is more to the story than is being told? In fact, you are left with the feeling that the story is only half told and there are details so conspicuously missing that the press may as well have not reported it all.
Such is the case with story #1 below. It’s an Associated Press short (delivered via ABC News) which reports little beyond its actual title. It reports the incident standalone, as though this man were sentenced to 35 years for some sort of isolated incident. If you just read that alone, you tend to go: whoa — wait a minute, that’s a pretty harsh sentence for spitting. Especially since (in general) HIV is not known to be transmitted via saliva.
However, if you read the local news sources (see #2), the title is nearly identical, but it tells a much different story. The man in question has a history of spitting at cops and also a prison record where he has a history of biting other inmates. It also points out that the man used his HIV as an weapon by verbally announcing he had AIDS before he spit on the officer. That’s intent and that’s a different story completely. Perhaps not a bad sentence after all! Although there might an argument in favor of placing this person in an institution for the criminally insane for 35 years rather than regular prison. But the point is: The mainstream media lies with lies of omission and this is a classic example.
The (in)famous DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey who was to sentenced in June, hanged herself. She apparently did this to avoid going back to prison. A writer by the name of Dan Moldea who had interviewed the madam for a possible book deal, said that she told him she was going to do that.
Moldea said that, in three interviews last spring and summer, after she was indicted, Palfrey told him: “I’m not going back to jail. I’ll kill myself first. I’ll commit suicide before I go back to jail.”
She would have been facing a probable federal prison term of at least 4 years due to sentencing guidlines. It’s sad when someone has to make that choice between life and prison. It is after all, the worlds oldest profession and it shows no sign of going away.
Oh this is getting fun. Let’s recap: First Barack Obama attends a hate church (aka Black Power church) that teaches hatred for whites and hatred for America. He does this for 20 some odd years with Jeremiah Wright at the pulpit. Then the media digs that story out. America points a middle finger at Brackie. Barack Obama gives speech on race where he says he doesn’t always agree with Wright in a lame attempt to soften the impact. Then Wright appears on various media outlets spouting more hatred and again tries to add the hate under the “Black Church” cover. Now Brackie tries to dump him completely.
Sorry Barack Obama. No go. One cannot reconcile the timing of this with respect to the 20 years you spent in his congregation and the ‘landmark’ speech you gave on race where you showed acceptance to him. This is exactly the type of flip flopping you see with any old politician. Maybe he should have just left well enough alone and ignored the media blitz by Wright and his hateful cronies. There are many things Barack Obama should have just ignored (including Hillary’s jib jabs) to show that he is above the pettiness as he said he was going to be. Sorry Barack, you’re just another senator with the same old flip flopping “say what ever pleases” mentality of the rest. Dismissed.