Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday blamed Capitol Hill media for setting an August deadline for health reform and Republicans for blocking the bill's progress....
Reid said reporters created a fictitious deadline of a successful vote by the August recess...
ERICA WERNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER WROTE JUST ONE WEEK AGO THAT IT IS OBAMA THAT WANTS THE AUGUST DEADLINE AND OBAMA WAS DEFENDING IT:
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is defending his relentless campaign for a health care bill before Congress's August recess, saying "the default in Washington is inaction and inertia." The Republican Party chairman assailed it as an "excessive push."
SO WHAT IS THE TRUTH?? WHATEVER IS CONVENIENT FOR LIBERALS TO FIT THEIR AGENDA??
I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THE BULLSHITTING IDIOTS THAT ARE RUNNING AND RUINING THIS COUNTRY!
TIME TO KICK ALL OF THEIR ASSES OUT AND TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY!
JOHN CONYERS, HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN...CHAIRMAN!!...
CNS REPORTS: During his speech at a National Press Club luncheon, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), questioned the point of lawmakers reading the health care bill.
“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers.
“What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
UMM...BECAUSE THAT'S YOUR JOB???!!!!
WTF ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING IN WASHINGTON DC, SUPPOSEDLY REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE, IF THEY HAVE ATTITUDES LIKE THIS??
THIS IS HOW WE GOT THE "STIMULUS BILL"...THIS IS HOW WE GOT "TARP"...THIS IS HOW THESE MORONS ARE BANKRUPTING OUR COUNTRY!!
"I think the President should make an apology to all law enforcement personnel throughout the entire country that took offense to this," Steve Killian, president of the Cambridge Police Patrol Officer's Association, said Friday.
I DON'T THINK IT IS A COINCIDENCE THAT OBAMA MADE SUCH DIVISIVE REMARKS JUST AS HIS NUMBERS ARE TANKING...ALWAYS RESORT TO THE RACIST ISSUE WHEN TRYING TO STIR THINGS UP, EH?
535 buffoons cannot force us to give up our health care and go on a government program…a government program that THEY REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN…unless we don’t fight back
535 buffoons cannot force us to PAY HIGHER TAXES…unless we don’t fight back
535 buffoons cannot force us to give them OUR MONEY so that they can give OUR MONEY to people that refuse to work…unless we don’t fight back
535 buffoons cannot force us to accept a complete lack of transparency from the “One” that promised COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY…unless we don’t fight back
535 buffoons cannot force us to accept OUR MONEY taken to pay off THEIR DEBT to THEIR CONTRIBUTORS…unless we don’t fight back
535 buffoons cannot force us to believe that the CIA LIED TO CONGRESS…unless we don’t fight back
535 buffoons cannot force us to practice RACIAL DISCRIMINATION…unless we don’t fight back
535 buffoons cannot force us to accept TARP…but we didn’t fight back hard enough
This list could be 30 pages long…or longer…but the point is…these 535 BUFFOONS IN CONGRESS NEED TO REMEMBER WHO THEIR BOSS IS…
WHO SENT THESE 535 BUFFOONS TO WASHINGTON, DC IN THE FIRST PLACE?? WE DID!!
IT'S TIME THESE 535 BUFFOONS START WORKING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAD BETTER WAKE UP AND TAKE CONTROL OF THIS RUDDERLESS SHIP BEFORE WE SINK
THANKS TO KARL AT HOT AIR:
With their Speaker behind them, House Democrats are pushing ahead with plans to hold a series of hearings investigating instances in which intelligence officials may have misled members of Congress.
Senior Democratic aides said that a major announcement could come by the end of week, but it was already clear on Monday that House Democrats are seizing on weekend news reports that former Vice President Dick Cheney hid information from Congress.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that the CIA, under the direction of Cheney, developed a secret counterterrorism program and then was directed by the vice president to conceal it from Congress.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that the program was a classified initiative to kill or capture al Qaeda operatives.
BUT....BUT!!! THIS WAS ALL REPORTED SIX YEARS AGO BY THE SAME NEW YORK TIMES:
Unfortunately for Democratic witch-hunters, their pals at the national security-defying New York Times apparently blew this secret back in December 2002:
The Bush administration has prepared a list of terrorist leaders the Central Intelligence Agency is authorized to kill, if capture is impractical and civilian casualties can be minimized, senior military and intelligence officials said.
The previously undisclosed C.I.A. list includes key Qaeda leaders like Osama bin Laden and his chief deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, as well as other principal figures from Al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist groups, the officials said. The names of about two dozen terrorist leaders have recently been on the lethal-force list, officials said. “It’s the worst of the worst,” an official said.
President Bush has provided written legal authority to the C.I.A. to hunt down and kill the terrorists without seeking further approval each time the agency is about to stage an operation. Some officials said the terrorist list was known as the “high-value target list.” A spokesman for the White House declined to discuss the list or issues involving the use of lethal force against terrorists. A spokesman for the C.I.A. also declined to comment on the list.
Despite the authority given to the agency, Mr. Bush has not waived the executive order banning assassinations, officials said. The presidential authority to kill terrorists defines operatives of Al Qaeda as enemy combatants and thus legitimate targets for lethal force.
Could it be that CIA Director Panetta does not have a good grip on the history of his agency’s post-9/11 efforts? Could it be that his Democratic colleagues have such a knee-jerk hostility to the CIA that they would jump on bad info to attack the CIA and Fmr. Vice-Pres. Cheney as a modified limited defense of Speaker Pelosi’s prior bogus attacks on the CIA regarding briefings on interrogation tactics? Could it be that the geniuses of the NYT forgot they already blew the program?
(Hint: Yes, Yes and Yes.)
LIKE I SAID...THEY "FORGOT" ABOUT IT? IT'S MORE LIKELY THEY THINK WE FORGOT ABOUT IT AND CONVENIENTLY PULLED THIS RABBIT OUT OF THE HAT TO MAKE US LOOK THE OTHER WAY JUST AS OBAMA'S RATINGS ARE PLUMMETING...
Counties that supported Obama last year have reaped twice as much money per person from the administration's $787 billion economic stimulus package as those that voted for his Republican rival, Sen. John McCain
CAN ROBERT GIBBS SAY ANYTHING THAT IS TRUTHFUL??
"There's no politics at work when it comes to spending for the recovery," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says.
SO, IT'S CHICAGO CRONYISM...DIRTY POLITICS...NO STIMULUS AT ALL, BUT A PAYBACK FOR THEM THAT GOT NOBAMA INTO OFFICE...
WHILE THE "REST OF US" WAIT FOR ANYTHING REMOTELY CLOSE TO "STIMULUS" TO REACH US...NOBAMA'S CRONIES REAP THE BENEFITS...
THIS IS NOT ONLY DISGUSTING, IT IS CRIMINAL!!
It’s a picture of a Honduran protester with a fearless message for the world.
His sign reads: “We don’t have oil. We don’t have dollars. But we have balls!”
(hat tip: Monica S.)
We could use more huevos stateside.
FIND YOUR VOICE AMERICA!
Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation.
It came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium. Marshall, his family and two friends were gathered outside a friend's home in South Akron.
Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and ''This is a black world'' as they confronted Marshall and his family.
The Marshalls, who are white, say the crowd of teens who attacked them and two friends June 27 on Girard Street numbered close to 50. The teens were all black.
SO WHAT THE HELL IS OUR COUNTRY COMING TO?
A GANG OF 50 BLACK TEENS ATTACK A WHITE FAMILY STANDING IN THEIR YARD AND THE POLICE ARE RELUCTANT TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS??
HATE CRIMES CAN BE PERPETRATED ON ANY RACE, EVEN WHITE!!!
''We don't know if it's a known gang, or just a group of kids,'' police Lt. Rick Edwards said.
GUESS WHAT? IT DOESN'T MATTER!!! THESE BLACK "KIDS" ATTACKED A WHITE FAMILY STANDING AROUND MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS!!
THANKS TO RANTRAVE.COM I AM REPRINTING THIS LITTLE GEM FROM THE ARCHIVES OF ALEC BALDWIN RANTS ON CONAN O'BRIEN DURING THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS:
"They voted on one article of impeachment already. And I come back from Africa to stained dresses and cigars and this and impeachment. I am thinking to myself, in other countries they are laughing at us 24 hours a day and I’m thinking to myself, if we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, [starts to shout] all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! I’m not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and we’d kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families. [stands up, yelling] What is happening in this country? What is happening? UGHHH!"
KILL A SITTING CONGRESSMAN??? KILL THEIR WIVES AND FAMILIES???
HAVING A SENATOR THAT ONCE POSED IN A DIAPER...WHEN HE WAS AN ADULT...IS BAD ENOUGH...BUT THE THOUGHT OF HAVING SOMEONE AS UNSTABLE AS ALEC BALDWIN EVEN CONSIDER APPLYING FOR THE JOB IS REALLY DISTURBING...
BALDWIN REALLY CAN'T BE SERIOUS ABOUT RUNNING FOR CONGRESS...IF HE IS, HE'S MORE CRAZY THAN YOU OR I THOUGHT...
Crazy like a(n arctic) fox
Here's the calculus on Sarah Palin's decision to resign -- and it's elementary:
1. Don't resign
a. Bankrupt family defending self from bogus ethics allegations
b. Accomplish nothing as governor since Democrats have vested interest in blocking any progress
c. Remain butt of every liberal pundit/comic/feminist with constraints of public services preventiving effective means to fight back
d. Fail to influence national policy at a critical time due to pressures of office and Alaska's geographical remoteness
e. Be in poor position for 2012/2016 Presidential race because of the above
a. Give Lt Governor chance to use incumbency for 2010 election
b. Let Alaska move forward by removing Democrat incentive to block progress
c. Make family financially secure through speaking fees, books and punditry
d. Use media platform to advance policies that matter personally, develop reputation for deep understanding of national-level issues (economic, foreign policy), and use media platform to go on the offensive against opponents and enemies
e. Play 2012 kingmaker role by consolidating and delivering GOP base, speaking and raising money for candidates ("Mitt, let's make a deal.")
f. Use kingmaker role in 2012/2016/2020 to win prominent, substantive national role (VP, Energy Secretary), establishing a national-level track record and creating an option for Presidential run in 2016/2020/2024 while still in political prime
g. If (f) doesn't work out, enjoy being the next Rush Limbaugh -- after all, living well is the best revenge.
For most, candidates, public office is the logistical base from which they operate.
By giving up the Alaska governorship, Palin has no public office base for her opponents/enemies to attack.
Many might deride Palin, but no one should underestimate her.
Couldn't have said it better...
BUT HERE IS WHAT THE DNC HAD TO SAY, ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER GOVERNOR PALIN'S PRESS CONFERENCE:
Brad Woodhouse, communications director of the Democratic National Committee, issued these remarks:
Either Sarah Palin is leaving the people of Alaska high and dry to pursue her long shot national political ambitions or she simply can’t handle the job now that her popularity has dimmed and oil revenues are down. Either way - her decision to abandon her post and the people of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that more than anything else may explain the decision she made today.
BIZARRE BEHAVIOR IS THE DNC'S REACTION SECONDS AFTER GOVERNOR PALIN STOPPED SPEAKING...
BIZARRE BEHAVIOR IS ACCUSING GOVERNOR PALIN OF "LEAVING THE PEOPLE OF ALASKA HIGH AND DRY" WHEN THEY KNOW PERFECTLY WELL THAT THE LT. GOV OF ALASKA IS BEING SWORN IN AND GOVERNOR PALIN IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH HIM ON THE TRANSITION...
WHAT IS IT ABOUT GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN THAT TERRIFIES LIBERALS SO MUCH?
IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR GUT REACTION TO IT...YOU WILL REALIZE THAT LIBERALS SEE WHO GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN REALLY IS...SHE DOESN'T HIDE IT...
SHE IS A CONSERVATIVE...AND SHE CONNECTS WITH THE PEOPLE...REALLY CONNECTS BECAUSE SHE IS REAL...
MY MONEY IS ON GOVERNOR PALIN NO MATTER WHAT SHE DOES...I'M NOT GOING TO TRY TO GUESS...BUT I AM SURE SHE HAS PLENTY MORE SURPRISES UP HER SLEEVE AND I CAN'T WAIT TO BE SURPRISED...
“What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”
Thomas said she was especially concerned about the arrangement between the Obama Administration and a writer from the liberal Huffington Post Web site. The writer was invited by the White House to President Obama’s press conference last week on the understanding that he would ask Obama a question about Iran from among questions that had been sent to him by people in Iran.
“When you call the reporter the night before you know damn well what they are going to ask to control you,” Thomas said.
“I’m not saying there has never been managed news before, but this is carried to fare-thee-well--for the town halls, for the press conferences,” she said. “It’s blatant. They don’t give a damn if you know it or not. They ought to be hanging their heads in shame.”
I doubt we will see any heads "hanging in shame" any time soon, but to finally hear the state-controlled-media FINALLY asking questions is heartening...
I HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS RATHER FUNNY TO SEE THE STATE-CONTROLLED-MEDIA WITH THEIR PANTIES IN A WAD, APPARENTLY BECAUSE OF THE RECENT HACKS FROM THE LIKES OF HUFFINGTON POST BROUGHT INTO PRESS BRIEFINGS...BUT, HOPEFULLY THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE...
ROBERT GIBBS' SMART-ASS RESPONSE, MOST OF IT ASSININE GIGGLING, AND HIS FINGER JESTURE TO CHIP REID...UNBELIEVABLE...