President Barack Obama points to the media, as he enters to speak, after a discussion with 6th grade students at Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) hat tip Bill
Let’s contrast that with a picture of Bush in a classroom:
Aww. Damn. They keep running away.
Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow morning, according to three sources briefed on the decision.
Berry will become the sixth Democrat in a competitive seat to leave in the last two months but the first to announce his retirement since the party’s special election loss in Massachusetts last Tuesday.
Speculation was rampant after his comments a couple of days ago; note that politicians routinely deny that they’re going to retire until they actually do.
Obama Whitewashes Hamas, Sanctions Funding for Annihilationists – Removes All By One Hamas Member From Terror Lists
I wait for the day. I yearn for the snapshot. I will work, toil, activate, fund, double double toil and trouble for the non-Democrat candidate in 2012.
When I get down while reporting on the subversion of this White House, I think of January 20, 2013, when another face will emerge from airforce one. I smile when I imagine someone, anyone, walking across the green expanse of the White House.
This is my goal. This is our destiny. Never take your eye off the ball.
Everyone one of these savage-loving bastards will be fired.
Hamas was created to annihilate the Jews. It is their charter, the Hamas Charter (see below).
(IsraelNN.com) The United States Treasury has taken all but one member of Hamas off the international list of terrorists, thus enabling funds from the European Union to enter Hamas-controlled Gaza.
It is an open secret that large sums of money from the EU flow into Gaza in the guise of humanitarian aid and salaries for officials, but are actually funneled into the coffers of Hamas, which controls Gaza with an iron grip. This method of transferring funds into terrorists’ hands could have been blocked by an international lawsuit, but according to journalist Avi Tarango, the United States Treasury has made this impossible by removing all but one Hamas man – Deputy Chairman of the Political Bureau, Musa Abu Marzouk – from the list of international terrorists.
The updated terrorist list, published last week, takes up 443 pages. However, according to Tarango, who went over the list, none of the tens of thousands of people who form Hamas is mentioned – other than Abu Marzuk, who resides in Damascus. The terrorist list is meant for distribution in the world banking system, where the transfer of funds to anyone on the list is prohibited.
It’s amazing that a bunch of doctors are so stupid to actually believe that the Dems will stand behind you when the are done with you. You are an expendable tool. So is everyone else as far as they are concerned.
Here’s a completely unsurprising and predictable story.
Do you remember how many conservatives spent months trying to figure out why the leadership of the American Medical Association signed the nation’s doctors up in support of Obamacare? Many conservatives argued that the AMA was being shortsighted – that Congressional Democrats would ultimately betray the AMA, despite the powerful group’s consistent advocacy of the president’s health care rationing bill. We knew that the AMA had made a deal with the devil: they backed Pelosi and Reid only because they promised the ‘doc fix’ – permanent relief from huge reductions in Medicare reimbursements. We said that Democrats would use the AMA endorsement and then turn against the group when they had the chance.
Well, we were right:
‘Doc Fix’ Could Be Left Stranded as Health Care Overhaul Founders
Those who follow the long-running doctor payment saga say the poisoned atmosphere surrounding health care spending makes it difficult to see how Congress will agree to the hundreds of billions of dollars needed to make a permanent change in the payment formula. The Senate has rejected attempts to pay for the 10-year cost without offsets.
With the exception of George Will, the panel on ABC’s This Week (hosted by Terry Moran) roundtable insisted Scott Brown’s Massachusetts Senate seat victory was less an anti-liberal or antri-Obama vote than simply a “pox on both your houses“and “throw the bums” out choice when Democrats happened to be in power. (On Face the Nation, Nancy Cordes described Brown as a “true Republican moderate” and dreamed he “could make being a moderate cool again.”)
Cokie Roberts and Sam Donaldson also contended people really want ObamaCare and so the White House, Donaldson asserted, should have pushed it more “vigorously” and he despaired that “Republicans were able the make the idea that being on a government health program is terrible. How absurd.”
ABC News veteran Roberts declared of Brown’s win: “I think it’s much more the process than the substance” as voters said “‘a pox on both your houses. You know, we don’t like any of you guys’” since “when you ask which party do you trust more with various issues, the Republicans do worse than the Democrats. So it’s not a Republican tide, but it is a ‘throw the bums out’ tide.”
This is a must read. Click on the link at the bottom and see the whole story. Basically, the Obama administration forced this bank to rate most of its loans as toxic, forcing it into a crisis where they could take it over. This bank was doing fine with 99.66% of its loans being paid on time, until they were destroyed and taken by Obama. This is pure and unadulterated communism.
Federal regulators seized Charter Bank in New Mexico this week as its capitalization fell below requirements, making it the latest of scores of banks to have failed in the economic crisis. However, the Albuquerque Journal reports that Charter faced a very low default rate on residential loans and no commercial failures, either — until the Office of Thrift Supervision, its regulator, demanded that Charter increase its declared risk fivefold (hat tip HA reader Super5):
Federal authorities on Friday closed Charter Bank, a closely held, family-run financial institution known for its financing of low-income housing in New Mexico and for the philanthropy of its owners. …
Last fall, Office of Thrift Supervision examiners, responding to the national collapse of real estate development, ordered Charter to increase its allowance for loan losses from $10.8 million to $55.4 million, even though Charter had no delinquent commercial construction loans and only .34 percent of the loans in its commercial real estate portfolio were behind on their payments. That order reduced the level of capital Charter had on its books.
Last Wednesday, OTS ordered Charter to find new capital as a buffer against insolvency or face closure.
Charter had hoped to find a buyer, but none appeared. The owners’ stake in the company was wiped out by the forced closure.
Ok, let’s put this into perspective. Polls show that the Mass voters wanted to stop health care reform. Their own state is suffering under a version of government health care that has increased wait times, reduced care, and skyrocketing costs. The guy they elected made his number one issue that he WOULD stop ObamaCare.
Result: Gibbs and Obama just don’t see how this adds up to people not wanting ObamaCare. I wonder what color the sky is in the world they live in.
The White House is evaluating whether to take a breather on health care or try to push for passing legislation, but is not convinced Massachusetts voters were trying to block health insurance reform by voting last week to send Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday.
Gibbs said discussions are happening now on timing and whether it is now or in a few months after Congress works on job creation.
"We’re working with leaders on Capitol Hill to try to figure out the best path forward," Gibbs told "Fox News Sunday." We don’t know what that is quite yet … The problems that existed in American health care that existed a year ago or a week ago continue today."
Of course the IPCC knew the data was crap. That’s the whole point of “Global Warming”. Push countries into giving you power over them based on terrorizing them. And of course no one cared that the data was crap. It meant money for them. (emphasis mine)
Unlike the glaciers, the plot thickens:
The claim that Himalayan glaciers are set to disappear by 2035 rests on two 1999 magazine interviews with glaciologist Syed Hasnain, which were then recycled without any further investigation in a 2005 report by the environmental campaign group WWF.
It was this report that Dr Lal and his team cited as their source.
The WWF article also contained a basic error in its arithmetic. A claim that one glacier was retreating at the alarming rate of 134 metres a year should in fact have said 23 metres – the authors had divided the total loss measured over 121 years by 21, not 121.
Last Friday, the WWF website posted a humiliating statement recognizing the claim as ‘unsound’, and saying it ‘regrets any confusion caused’.
Dr Lal said: ‘We knew the WWF report with the 2035 date was “grey literature” [material not published in a peer-reviewed journal]. But it was never picked up by any of the authors in our working group, nor by any of the more than 500 external reviewers, by the governments to which it was sent, or by the final IPCC review editors.’
Yes, it did. You added over a trillion to it in two Democrat bills. You have some F***ing arrogance to forget that little fact.
He knows perfectly well that the Republicans will suggest cutting special interest hand outs and Dems will suggest spending more money on some stupid, doomed plan. Then, he will blame Republicans for obstructing.
Here is an idea, Republicans. Go for it. Agree to join this group IF and ONLY IF they will televise every second of it. Show what actually happens.
That will end the idea instantly. The last thing Dems want is for someone to actually see what they are trying to pull.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Saturday endorsed a bipartisan plan to name a special task force charged with coming up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit, though the idea has lots of opposition from both his allies and rivals on Capitol Hill.
The bipartisan 18-member panel backed by Obama would study the issue for much of the year and, if 14 members agree, report a deficit reduction blueprint after the November elections that would be voted on before the new Congress convenes next year. The 14 would have to include at least half of the panel’s Republicans — a big obstacle.
"These deficits did not happen overnight, and they won’t be solved overnight," Obama said in a statement. "The only way to solve our long-term fiscal challenge is to solve it together — Democrats and Republicans."