Wow… Just WOW
Well, Obama may well have found a way to unite Democrats and Republicans after all.
The Obama administration stunned New York’s delegation Thursday, dropping the bombshell news that it does not support funding the 9/11 health bill.
The state’s two senators and 14 House members met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius just hours before President Obama implored in his speech to the nation for Congress to come together and deliver a government that delivers on its promises to the American people.
So the legislators were floored to learn the Democratic administration does not want to deliver for the tens of thousands of people who sacrificed after 9/11, and the untold numbers now getting sick.
"I was stunned — and very disappointed," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who like most of the other legislators had expected more of a discussion on how to more forward.
…"She made it clear that the administration does not support any kind of funding mechanism that goes into the bill," said Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel. "I think it’s fiscal restraint… but you know what? They find money for everything else, they need to find money for this," Engel said.
And how much do these greedy bastards want anyway? 11 Billion dollars! Not all at once mind you but spread out over the next 30 years. $366 million, give or take, a year.
For the people who tried to rescue survivors of the attack and then cleaned out the site Obama says…no. Money to defend terrorists in court? Sure, he’s all for that.
Because Obama thinks of himself as a blameless victim for everything he did.
[O]n March 14, 2008, then Sen. Obama voted in favor of the 2009 budget which authorized $3.1 trillion in federal outlays along with a projected $400 billion deficit. The 51-44 vote that morning was strongly along party lines with only two Republicans saying "Yes."
When the final conference report was presented to the House on June 5, not one Republican voted for it.
This means the 2009 budget was almost exclusively approved by Democrats, with "Yeas" coming from current President then Sen. Obama, his current Vice President then Sen. Joe Biden, his current Chief of Staff then Rep. Rahm Emanuel, and his current Secretary of State then Sen. Hillary Clinton.
How is this possibly something that happened before Obama "walked in the door" when his Party ramrodded the original budget through Congress with virtually no Republican approval — save Bush’s signature, of course — and the highest members of the current Administration — including the president himself!!! — supported it when they were either in the Senate or the House?
Sadly, Obama-loving media care not to address this inconvenient truth.
But that’s just the beginning, for on October 1, 2008, Obama, Biden, and Clinton voted in favor of the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program designed to prevent teetering financial institutions from completely destroying the economy. Couldn’t Obama only disavow responsibility for this if he had voted no along with the other 25 Senators disapproving the measure?
And what about the $787 billion stimulus bill that passed in February 2009 with just three Republican votes? Wouldn’t Obama only be blameless if he vetoed it and was later overridden?
Of course, he didn’t, and, instead signed it into law on February 17. Nor did he veto the $410 billion of additional spending Congress sent to his desk three weeks later.
Add it all up, and Obama approved every penny spent in fiscal 2009 either via his votes in the Senate or his signature as President.
For the three of you who don’t already know, Taliban fighters are overwhelmingly Pashtun.
Also, the report is so disgusting-funny (is there a word for something that is repugnant but makes you laugh hysterically?) that I’ve been sitting here trying to come up with some snarky commentary — but, really, what more could I add? I mean, anally contracted gonorrhea? You can’t make that sh*t up!
The study, obtained by Fox News, found that Pashtun men commonly have sex with other men, admire other men physically, have sexual relationships with boys and shun women both socially and sexually — yet they completely reject the label of "homosexual." The research was conducted as part of a longstanding effort to better understand Afghan culture and improve Western interaction with the local people. …
n one instance, a group of local male interpreters had contracted gonorrhea anally but refused to believe they could have contracted it sexually — "because they were not homosexuals."
Apparently, according to the report, Pashtun men interpret the Islamic prohibition on homosexuality to mean they cannot "love" another man — but that doesn’t mean they can’t use men for "sexual gratification." …
The report also detailed a disturbing practice in which older "men of status" keep young boys on hand for sexual relationships. One of the country’s favorite sayings, the report said, is "women are for children, boys are for pleasure."
Nothing says "not gay" louder than anally contracted gonorrhea.
Keith Olbermann should keep a calculator on hand during his broadcasts. If he’d had one, the liberal MSNBC host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" could have run the numbers on Jan. 27 following the State of the Union address.
Olbermann was recapping President Obama’s speech and told viewers: "Among those seated with the first lady in the visitor’s gallery … a man from Arizona whose company received $99 million from the stimulus and used it to create at least 50 permanent clean energy jobs."
What Olbermann didn’t say was that 50 jobs at the cost of $99 million is nearly $2 million each, something taxpayers might not view that as a successful and efficient use of their money.
Those 50 jobs also won’t make much of a dent in the national unemployment rate which is currently at 10 percent.
Every Senate Democrat voted to raise the debt limit to $14.3 trillion. The vote was 60-40 on straight partisan lines.
Let me repeat that — and let it be repeated loudly and often:
That’s $45,000 per American.
At the beginning of the last decade, America had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. By the time I took office, we had a one year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. Most of this was the result of not paying for two wars, two tax cuts, and an expensive prescription drug program. On top of that, the effects of the recession put a $3 trillion hole in our budget. That was before I walked in the door.
Well, Obama. When you took over the deficit was under $500 billion. It was your “stimulus” and bailouts that ballooned it to over $1.4 TRILLION
Science of Global Warming
Nothing to even say there. The audience even laughed at him.
And the list goes on…
When the president of the US is on stage telling people that the First Amendment got in the way of rules he liked and Congress needed to fix it… When a Supreme Court Justice is sitting there saying “not true” while you speak… You are a loser.
Tonight, Barack Obama said, “To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve.
“That’s what I came to Washington to do. That’s why – for the first time in history – my Administration posts our White House visitors online. And that’s why we’ve excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions.”
Maybe this explains why his national security policies are so weak. He put William Lynn in the Pentagon as Deputy Defense Secretary. Mr. Lynn was a lobbyist for Defense Contractor Ratheon. I guess the Deputy Defense Secretary is not a policy-making job.