Today Barack Obama’s big publicity stunt distraction from the economy is stem cells.
Inexperienced and unqualified Barack Obama has no comprehensive plan to save/create a financial system for the American economy. So Obama, still lacking an absolutely essential economic plan, distracts with publicity stunts. Today it is stem cells.
An economic plan is essential. Today the New York Times notes that the Obama Chicago Circus is not ready. No surprise on this pink website. We knew Obama would not be ready on Day 1 and we know Obama will never be ready on Day Infinity. The New York Times:
Administration officials say they are postponing their plan to produce a detailed road map for overhauling the nation’s financial regulatory system by April, in time for the Group of 20 meeting in London. Though officials say they will still develop basic principles in time for the meeting, the plan will not include much detail.
Treasury officials are also still scrambling to decide details of their plan to buy up as much as $1 trillion in toxic assets from the nation’s banks, one month after being widely criticized for presenting a plan that lacked any specifics on how it would work.
Analysts say it is far too early to know if Mr. Geithner and his team will be effective. But some worry that political and financial constraints have made them reluctant to grapple with the full magnitude of the crisis.
Today Warren Buffett said the economy has fallen off a cliff. But Obama is too busy, in his “preternatural calm”, to notice.
Obama is too busy planning his European Vacation for later this month. Obama is too busy hosting lavish parties on Wednesdays at the
Stork Club White House serving childish whines and $100 steaks.
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Let’s make something clear to the Hopium addled addicts: We are not making fun of the importance of stem cell research. What we are mocking is the publicity stunt “bread and circuses” approach Obama employs – and the lies. Yes, lies.
In brief, today Obama called for exploitable human props from the White House publicity department to extol the big “change”. The big “change” on stem cells would have happened even if John McCain had been elected. Today, Obama said “It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda – and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.”
We recall some Obama distortions on stem cells. Remember when Obama lied about John McCain and stem cells?
An Obama-Biden radio ad hammers McCain for being opposed to stem cell research. Not true. Meanwhile two spots from the McCain-Palin campaign, together with the Republican National Committee, describe McCain’s support for the research; they’re largely accurate.
By saying that “John McCain has stood in the way – he’s opposed stem cell research,” the Obama ad seriously misstates the view that McCain has held on this issue since 2001, when he began backing embryonic stem cell research, a position that was out of step with that of many of his fellow Republicans.
John McCain took on his own party in support of stem cell research. McCain supported stem cell research since 2001 – but Obama lied.
In 2004, McCain was one of 14 GOP members of Congress who signed a letter to Bush asking him to lift restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, citing its potential to lead to treatments or cures for deadly and crippling diseases and conditions. In 2006, he was one of 19 Republicans to vote for federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, a bill that Bush vetoed. The bill allowed use only of embryos that were frozen or slated for destruction anyway by fertility clinics. There was a similar vote in 2007, in which McCain voted the same way.
McCain’s response to a question about funding embryonic stem cell research at an MSNBC Republican candidate debate in 2007 was strongly supportive.
Q: Would you expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research?
McCain (May 3, 2007): I believe that we need to fund this. This is a tough issue for those of us in the pro-life community. I would remind you that these stem cells are either going to be discarded or perpetually frozen. We need to do what we can to relieve human suffering. It’s a tough issue. I support federal funding.
Hopium addled addicts will hail their Mess-iah as the big “change” on stem cell research. But John McCain is a big “change” on stem cell research too and McCain did not distort or lie on this issue. So hold the applause and celebrate those that fought long and hard on this issue like Hillary Clinton and John McCain.
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On Thursday, Obama will divert his attention from packing for his European Vacation later this month to stage yet another publicity stunt.
The Thursday publicity stunt will be a conference on how the “stimulus” scam is implemented.
As ever, we will be helpful.
Big Pink opposed the “stimulus” scam as a waste of money right from the beginning. We will also investigate how the “stimulus” scam is implemented.
We are receiving emails from readers about what we will call “Scams Jubilee”. Many know “Cherries Jubilee” is a confection of ice cream with cherries on top (a little liqueur makes it extra yummy). “Scams Jubilee”, is scams on top of the “stimulus” scam.
We begin “Scams Jubilee” in Columbus, Ohio. Recently Obama staged a publicity stunt in Columbus. On the day it was announced the United States had lost 651,000 jobs Obama was in Columbus to announce he was saving 25 jobs. Ken Kuebler a reader of the Columbus Dispatch was not thrilled. Kuebler wrote to the Dispatch:
So President Obama will be stopping by Columbus to use 25 brave police recruits as political props for his over-the-top spending plan. By most accounts, Air Force One costs over $60,000 per hour to operate. When added to the costs of the fighter jet escorts and support aircraft carrying security equipment, vehicles, personnel and teleprompters, his visit will likely cost the American Taxpayers several hundred thousand dollars. On top of that, the City of Columbus will incur significant costs to provide advance protection, traffic control, venue rental etc. All of this to provide Mayor Coleman and President Obama the opportunity to pat each other on the back for spending other people’s money. Several hundred thousand dollars to celebrate a $1 million grant? Thanks, but we’d rather you just give us a bigger check for some more cops and sent your best wishes via video.
Peggy Wells, in her Dispatch letter wrote:
Our new president needs to start leading by example. He scolds auto industry executives and other CEOs for flying around in their jets, but then spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to fly Air Force One here so he can take credit for saving 27 jobs. He preaches that we need to think “green” and save money while he wastes thousands of gallons of jet fuel and spends money.
It’s not the president’s money that is saving the 27 jobs. It is our money, or more accurately, our children and grandchildren’s money that is saving those jobs.
But we are getting away from our central focus. Let’s get back to “Scams Jubilee“.
In a very recent list of Shovel Ready Projects deserving of “stimulus” money the Commissioners of Columbus (Franklin County) listed an $18 million Animal Shelter.
The old animal shelter is according to the proposal “out-dated and overcrowded”. The new facility is “shovel ready” because according to the proposal “The site for the new facility was purchased in August 2008 and the project is currently in the design phase”.
The very worthy and desperately needed animal shelter however is already fully funded and approved. The money for the animal shelter was approved in a bond issue. What happened to the bond issue money? Taxpaying voters of Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County) voted “YES” on a bond issue to finance the animal shelter several years ago. Where’s the money?
Now the Commissioners of Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County) are asking for the federal government to hand over “stimulus” money for a project that is already funded?
According to the WBNS 10TV on August 12, 2008 the animal shelter “to be built at the site of the old Northland Mall” was approved. In 2008.
After some disagreement on September 16, 2008 the Commissioners awarded a contract to Elford, Inc. to construct the animal shelter.
The animal shelter is a worthy and necessary project. That is why voters approved money for this worthwhile project way back in 2007. The animal shelter is already fully funded. The animal shelter is approved. The animal shelter is contracted and already has a project number (BO701, and no, the BO in this case is not B.O.).
So what is going on?
Here is a press release from Frankin County (“where goverment works”) dated July 18, 2007:
Franklin County successfully sold $126M in AAA rated bonds to finance the construction and the design and planning of a new courthouse, animal shelter, and constructing new roads and bridges with the County Engineer. The county successfully sold the bonds through the direction of JP Morgan, Senior Manager, RBC Capital Markets manager, with co- managers, Fifth Third Securities, INC., The Huntington Investment Company, and SBK-Brooks Investment Corp.
The $126M in bonds sold will allow the county to invest in key capital projects and will initiate several needed improvements to the county’s roads and highways. The sale will also help in the construction of a new sustainable courthouse, and the overcrowded and outdated Franklin County Animal Shelter will be replaced with a new facility thanks to the sale of these bonds.
Commission President Mary Jo Kilroy stated, “The successful sale of these bonds shows that our county has been fiscally responsible.” Commissioner Kilroy added, “I am anxious to start the construction of our new courthouse, animal shelter, and fixing up our roads.”
Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy is now Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy. Maybe she will show up on Thursday and tell “nobody messes with” Joe Biden where the money is.
Why is Franklin County asking for federal money for projects which are already fully funded?
Is it a Scam Jubliee, cherries on top, scam?