Barack Obama’s AIGita – Reckless Games, Part II

The reckless, incompetent, inexperienced, unqualified, and treacherous Barack Obama continues to play reckless games with the American economy.

As we wrote yesterday, Barack Obama and his fellow callow boys, like Timmy Geithner and Chrisy Dodd, think they are casting big shadows but as Lin Yutang wrote “When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.”

Today the Congressional Budget Office issued another warning that the American economic sun, because of Barack Obama, is setting:

President Barack Obama’s budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according to the latest congressional estimates, significantly worse than predicted by the White House just last month.

The Congressional Budget Office figures, obtained by The Associated Press Friday, predict Obama’s budget will produce $9.3 trillion worth of red ink over 2010-2019. That’s $2.3 trillion worse than the White House predicted in its budget.

Worst of all, CBO says the deficit under Obama’s policies would never go below 4 percent of the size of the economy, figures that economists agree are unsustainable. By the end of the decade, the deficit would exceed 5 percent of gross domestic product, a dangerously high level.

While PINOs and Big Media praised the Obama “budget overview” we immediately saw that it was an entirely bogus document based on entirely bogus “Rosy Scenario” razzle dazzle.

Barack Obama who wants to spend, spend, spend, has already declared that the new realistic numbers will not slow his determination to spend, spend, spend.

Obama’s AIGita is that Americans will wake up and try to stop his destructive attacks on the American economy.

The latest figures, even worse than expected by top Democrats, throw a major monkey wrench into efforts to enact Obama’s budget, which promises universal health care for all and higher spending for domestic programs like education and research into renewable energy.

The dismal deficit figures, if they prove to be accurate, inevitably raise the prospect that Obama and his allies controlling Congress would have to consider raising taxes after the recession ends or paring back his agenda.

But without referencing the figures, Obama insisted on Friday that his agenda is still on track.

Barack Obama has AIGita because the American people might wake up in time to thwart his destruction of the American economy.

Already Chrisy Dodd is in trouble in Connecticut.

Already strong Democrats are beginning to speak out, a dangerous venture in this Hopium addled thug menacing atmosphere. The great and wonderful Democrat Maxine Waters (a strong Hillary Clinton supporter) says Obama is “not up to speed” and that he has “got some explaining to do” because the AIG story thus far is a big old Obama flim-flam lie.



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Yesterday, we asked the question “Who are these little boys playing reckless games?”

Barack Obama:

During the Democratic primaries Michael Wolffe, a prominent writer for Vanity Fair wrote that Hillary Clinton’s allure was she does not have sex: It’s partly around this consensus view of her not having sex that people support her or resist her. She’s the special-interest candidate of older women—the post-sexual set.

For Wolffe, Barack Obama was hot, in more ways than one: Against these middle-aged people, he’s the naturalist, the credible and hopeful figure of a man who actually might be having sex with his smiling, energetic, and oomphy wife.

Michael Wolffe is now, too late, off the Hopium. Now Michael Wolffe has a simple answer to our question “Who is Barack Obama?” Wolffe answers: Barack Obama = Jimmy Carter.

Sheesh, the guy is Jimmy Carter.

That homespun bowling crap on Jay Leno, followed by the turgid, teachy fiscal policy lecture, together with the hurt defensiveness (and bad script for it) that everybody in Washington “is Simon Cowell… Everybody’s got an opinion,” is pure I’m-in-over-my-head stuff. Even the idea of having to go on Jay Leno to rescue yourself from the AIG mess is lame. Be a man, man.

Now, Obama is not a man. Now Wolffe does not think Obama is so hot.

The guy just doesn’t know what to say. He can’t connect. Emotions are here, he’s over there. He can’t get the words to match the situation.

This began, I’d argue, from the first moment. He punted on the inaugural. Everybody ran around like crazy trying to praise it because if Barack Obama couldn’t give a speech then what?

We called the inaugural speech a total dud, worth watching only because it unintentionally clued Americans in on the fact that Obama was and is a back-slapping George W. Bush numbskull. Now the Hopium addled addicts are repeating what we have said almost verbatim.

But now, at week 11, we’re face-to-face with the reality, the man can’t talk worth a damn.

You can see the fundamental mistake he’s making. Having been so successfully elected, he’s acting like people actually want to hear what he thinks. He’s the great earnest bore at the dinner party. Instead of singing for his supper, he’s just talking—and going on at length. The real job of making people part of the story you’re telling, of having them hang on your every word, of getting the tone and detail right, the hard job of holding a conversation, he ain’t doing.

He’s cold; he’s prickly; he’s uncomfortable; he’s not funny; and he’s getting awfully tedious.

He thinks it’s all about him. That we want him for himself—that he doesn’t have to seduce, charm, surprise, show some skin.

We think Obama will replace George W. Bush as “worst President ever”. PINOs are at least waking up that Obama will be worse than Jimmy Carter.

So Jimmy.

It’s instructive and humorous to remember that Carter ran a brilliant campaign that succeeded largely because his voice was new. Simple, direct, basic, human. And then, of course, he turned into a sad-sack twit

We’ll discuss next week, the so-called Obama “brilliant campaign”.

Who is Barack Obama? Barack Obama is the frat boy type who makes fun of those less fortunate, those who do not exactly fit in to his not very bright, Joker-smile, back-slapping, flim flam world:

The first appearance by a sitting president on “The Tonight Show” may well end up being the last.

President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to yuk it up with the funnyman, and ended up insulting the disabled.

Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he’s gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley.

He bowled a 129, the president said.

“That’s very good, Mr. President,” Leno said sarcastically.

It’s “like the Special Olympics or something,” the president said.



Obama revealed his character with his infamous “You’re likeable enough, Hillary” answer in a New Hampshire debate. With his snide, ugly, imperious, snub of the disabled Obama once again revealed the content of his character.

Obama is too busy preening before his ever-present telePrompter at costly spectacles to do any real work.

For many Americans who could use a bailout just to balance their checkbooks and make it through the month, the thought of their tax dollars going to million-dollar bonuses for AIG executives is enough to make them furious.

“It’s difficult to comprehend how screwing up gets you rewards,” said George Padilla, a teacher in El Paso, Texas. “I tell my students that if they don’t put in the effort and get passing grades, I will not pass them.” He added: “I use the old `In the real world …’ line to point out that you would be fired if you didn’t do well in your job. Well, I guess `the real world’ proved me wrong.” [snip]

“Wasn’t Obama supposed to fix this?” said Maria Panza-Villa, a mother of two in Hillsboro, Ore. She said she has lost three jobs since November as one employer after another folded.

No Maria, Obama won’t fix this.

Obama is too busy at his reckless games to work.

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184 thoughts on “Barack Obama’s AIGita – Reckless Games, Part II

  1. My apologies to admin I have not read new post before I am reposting what I wrote but I want to scream what was in my last post but I cannot so with apologies I repost(promise I will then go upstream and read)

    HillaryforTexas
    the POS should be beyond reproach which is why they have never exposed themselves to the atmosphere of the night circuit’
    The man is an ass.
    Grew up in a big way in a children’s hospital– i had open heart in the seventies- and I was lucky I survived.
    What really hit me about bambi’s childish statement was that it hurts those that care for individuals more than it will ever hurt the special olympic children.
    And as such I am outraged that the fuck can simply cast off a callous statement almost like well they are retarded so does it matter. Why is our media so beyond dispicable that they cannot see that the statement refers more to those who give of themselves to love and be loved and are challanged every day and do not need thier president reducing them or thier children to get points on a stale talk show about bowling.
    And a big shame on leno for not responding

  2. “President Barack Obama’s budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according to the latest congressional estimates, significantly worse than predicted by the White House just last month.”

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    What the heck does he care about any old silly deficit? He’ll be basking in the sun with his solid gold presidential pension by that time.

    Go Maxine!!!

    Another excellent analysis, Admin!

  3. Clinton Says Bashir Will Be Held Responsible for Darfur Deaths

    By David Gollust
    Washington
    17 March 2009

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will be held responsible for any deaths among Darfur refugees caused by his decision to expel foreign aid groups from the country. Clinton says the Obama administration will soon name a special envoy for Sudan.

    Clinton had harsh words for both the Sudanese leader and countries that have been protective of his government, saying that President Bashir will be held responsible for any deaths in Darfur that result from his decisions, while his international allies should make up for the assistance lost due to his expulsion order. The secretary’s remarks, at a news conference with the top officials of the Northern Ireland administration, were the strongest to date by a senior U.S. official over the Sudanese leader’s decision last week to expel 13 international aid groups and subsequent order that all such groups cease activity in Sudan by the end of the year.

    Clinton said Mr. Bashir’s actions, an apparent response to the International Criminal Court arrest order against him for allegedly orchestrating Darfur war crimes, has created a “horrendous situation” that will cause untold misery and suffering in Darfur, especially in refugee camps. “The real question is what kind of pressure can be brought to bear on President Bashir and the government in Khartoum [to get them] to understand that they will be held responsible for every single death that occurs in those camps. Because by their expulsion of the aid workers, who came from all over the world to assist with the health and the sanitation and the security and the education of the refugees, they are putting those 1.4 million lives at risk,” she said.

    Clinton said the Bashir government, which created the refugee problem in the first place, bears what she called a “sense of responsibility and infamy” for what is occurring and that his international protectors share liability for the situation. “For those governments that support President Bashir’s decision to expel the aid workers, they have a responsibility to persuade the government in Sudan to change its decision, to let the aid workers back in, or they must replace with money and personnel, those who have been expelled, so that innocent lives are not lost and further undermined,” he said.

    Clinton said the Obama administration will name a U.S. special envoy for Sudan in a matter of days. The post has been vacant since Richard Williamson stepped down as Sudan trouble-shooter at the end of the Bush administration. Non-governmental organizations involved with Darfur have been pushing for a new envoy and more assertive U.S. diplomacy on Sudan.

    Earlier Tuesday, State Department Spokesman Robert Wood said the United States is reaching out to Arab League and African Union member states as well as to China, which has close economic relations with Sudan, to try to get them use their influence to avert a humanitarian “catastrophe.” Wood again stressed U.S. opposition to proposals by some Arab states to defer the case against Mr. Bashir by the International Criminal Court, saying that the United States does not accept any link between the ICC action and the humanitarian situation.

    voanews.com/english/2009-03-17-voa51.cfm

  4. Now the Bot reporters are starting to pretend to do their job…only after helping elect him.

    Where were the hard questions for the untested, unvetted candidate??

    Instead, they sold him as a Good Time Charley, “This guy is so charismatic that we don’t even care what his policies are or about his (lack of) experience or whatever. Man, it’s just so much FUN to be on the campaign trail with this guy, to be in a room when he enters and he lights it up”.

    Now they are scratching their heads, “Wow, this guy is truly terrible. He can’t eve talk his way out of a paper bag”.

    Yeah, you could have had Hillary behind the Oval office, quietly and effectively getting things done, the rough economy being dealt with, a tight reign on the Dems in Congress, negotiating with the GOP, pushing for true health care reform, etc. There’d be no “Hillary picks the Final Four”, Hillary running around the country campaigning for … vague causes…. No time for that, too busy at her job.

    Instead, we have her doing her impressive act as SoS.

    2016?

    Or 2012?

    Or special election if Obama is forced to vacate?

  5. One thing I have to say about waffles special olympics bit is that statements like that really really hurt the parents of the children and cause them pain and it is then channelled some way to the child. Just because an individual may have what we call a limited capacity does not mean that they are not just as sensitve or perhaps moreso than the rest of us. So if mommy is embarrassed by her child because the president makes fun of even if I respond it’ll all be okay cause these lovely democrats are going to spend more money letting my mommy feel bad.

  6. henry,

    Someone needs to develop and teleprompter that talks. That way obama can keep his mouth shut and not keep making such stupid remarks.

    Again this reminds me of Richard Gere razzle-dazzling them in the musical Chicago

  7. Henry, as the article states, the “special olympics” remarks says a great deal about Obama’s character.

    JanH, for you this Friday as evening approaches:

  8. JanH
    His statement was grossly inappropriate and unfitting for someone who is holding the office of the president.
    Sorry the most powerful man in the world can not make statements which can cause others great distress because he was to tired from bowling or doing a march madness pick to check his own elitism.
    wE HAVE SUCH A REDICULOUS AMOUNT OF SHAME WHICH CRIPPLES OUR SOCIETY AND THAT pathetic done nothing ever but be selected SON OF A BITCH JUST ADDED TO IT.

  9. http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YTQ2Nzk1NjAzMjdiN2U4YTExZDg4ZTA5YjRmMTYxMTU=

    Gov. Sarah Palin responded to remarks made last night by President Obama related to the Special Olympics on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”:

    “I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world.

    “These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”

    Well, after the way his allies went after her, he really couldn’t count on a full-throated defense of a boneheaded comment. Obama used the whole “it’s just a joke” excuse with his “lipstick on a pig” comment, too.

  10. The Obama endorsing Kennedy wing says it too is upset:

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D971UK1O2&show_article=1

    Maria Shriver says President Barack Obama’s joke comparing his poor bowling score to that of a Special Olympics athlete was hurtful, although she is sure he didn’t mean it that way.

    California’s first lady issued a statement Friday, a day after the president made the gaffe on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Obama later called Maria’s brother, Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, to apologize.

    The siblings’ mother, Eunice Kennedy-Shriver, founded the Special Olympics and has championed the rights of the mentally disabled.

    Maria Shriver says the reaction to Obama’s joke shows there is still more work to do. She says laughing at such comments “hurts millions of people throughout the world.”

    Shriver, a Democrat, supported Obama’s presidential campaign.

  11. The huckster’s remarks should cause SOMEBODY to light a fire under his a$$. I wonder, since some Special Olympian atheletes are AA’s if it could not be considered RACIST??? I know full well it was a hateful remark that will hurt deeply the atheletes, their families, and their teachers and others that love them.
    I have not noticed any comment on Glenn Beck’s show from yesterday. Has anyone seen it? I watched some of it and it returned this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach as I and others predicted long long ago that our country was about to be destroyed. If what he describes is true, our country is history. As a nation they can stick a fork in us, we are done!!!! We may have taken our eye off the ball. Wobbie, can you comment on Glenn Beck’s
    assessment?

  12. Going to repeat myself
    Grew up a kid with a bum ticker and as such spent an inordinate amount of time with very very sick children
    What icky icky said on leno was most hurtful to the parents who are giving everything and anything they have for thier kids
    Luckily the majority of those that our childish wanna be leader insilted will not be exposed to his obvious venom that he has for those not like him. Unfortunately try as they may the parents of the non run of the mill kids will feel a bit of shame when thier president refers to thier children in such a manner.

  13. My heart goes out to you and your daughter HillaryforTexas…our White House resident jokester, is an embarrassment to our country!

    He’s just a big fat ZERO, just like his logo!

  14. I think someone needs to start a new campaign following yesterdays infantile remarks by the president of the united states called

    GROW UP OBAMA

    everytime he does whatever he does I think every newspaper tv station senator congressperson judge trash collector mayor should be hit with a grow up obama email at least 1000 times a day, I said I would never write the rat prick bastard’s name. Never say never.

  15. Hillaryfor Texas, then you K-N-O-W personally how this feels. I apologize on behalf of the citizens of my country for what my president [NOT!!!] so callously remarked. I worked with Special Olympics and these children and the medically fragile ones for many years. I would take the unconditional love of any one of these special people over all the gold in Ft Knox – or all the politicians of his ilk all combined.For as I tell my now disabled veteran son – God don’t make no junk!! I saw this saying on a little plague for sale many years ago.

    It has been my observation over the years that the challenged ones inately know one thing – they sense without any words exchanged when somebody does not like them or does not feel comfortable around them, even those who can not speak. They know.

  16. HillaryforTexas
    I don’t know what it means but I was here very early in the am and had watched the youtube video of that monstrous prick dissing those less fortunate and although i wanted to make the video viral I gave pause. Listed anyway but in the way it wouldn’t just show up

  17. henry Says:

    March 20th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

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    Agreed!

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    First obama tells Leno that everyone is in a “tizzy” in Washington, and if that weren’t condescending enough, then he makes a bigoted statement about special olympics and doesn’t even understand that what he did was wrong.

    If he is going to act like a 2 year old, then put him in daycare.

  18. MARIA SHRIVER IS AN OBAMA PIMPESS!!!!!

    SHAMELESS HUSSY!!!!…

    Have a backbone and defend the folks maria!!!!!!!!!!!! Where is the beef….

  19. JanH Says:

    March 20th, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    henry,

    Someone needs to develop and teleprompter that talks. That way obama can keep his mouth shut and not keep making such stupid remarks.

    Again this reminds me of Richard Gere razzle-dazzling them in the musical Chicago
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    JanH…

    maybe the O admin can just send the teleprompter and Obama can go practice his bowling or study his basketball brackets

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    btw…Wolffe and the network broadcasters are also getting sick of O and his constant need for attention…this week he has the gall to preempt American Idol and push it against the basketballs games…

    does he not realize we are sick of him…he needs an intervention…someone…axelrod, rahm, carville…someone tell him, enough, already! maybe matthews…he and buchanan seem to be on the same page that O is beginning to appear way too casual…and Matthews and Roger Simon came very close to actually calling O a liar…

    O’s credibility is becoming very strained, even for koolaid drinkers…maybe you have to be drunk to continue to believe his BS

  20. What an apt video, admin! Buddy Guy was one of a kind. My 2-year-old grandbaby here is loving it – she immediately started dancing.

    henry, I agree with all you’ve said, and one of the reasons I haven’t been around much is that my eldest son moved back in from a bad situation, bringing his 2-year-old with him. She is a joy, but it’s quite an adjustment to suddenly be caring for a little one all day long again! I thought of you and your sweet little niece.

  21. I’m glad Sarah Palin weighed in on this matter. The media are all patting him on the back for apologizing so quickly.

    What a joke. His whole political life is one big apology.

  22. Henry,

    I think the media just better step aside. They need to allot this idiot one hour of primetime a week so he can explain the unexplainable and apologize for his inexcusable gaffes that just keep adding up.

  23. HillaryForTexas, don’t bury him yet – Buddy Guy is still alive and performing regularly. Big Mama Thornton died a while back however.

  24. Bill Schneider, CNN’s senior political analyst, pointed out that taking responsibility is different than “getting the blame.”

    “It’s vaguer. It means, ‘Because I’m president, I am ultimately responsible for what happens, even if I didn’t do it,’ ” he said.
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    Sorry Schneider, you washed out cnn bambi shill. More unsound analysis and you pretend to be an analyst.

    Discrimination so subtle is a feat beyond the compass of ordinary minds–Benjamin Cardoza.

    Once the statement is placed in the context of the entire fact pattern, it will be seen for what it is, namely an admission.

    When key members of his own party and the black caucus are calling for the him to clarify this, there is trouble in the wind. And the longer it lingers the more likely it is to stick to his teflon ass.

    Schneider, get out of the new analysis business and go something useful with your life. Maybe the Mens Hair Club. Or better still you could become President of the Obama Fan Club of Atlanta.

  25. He is? Wow, I knew he was still alive, but figured he was long past performing. Good for him! I love some of the more polished jazzy singers, but my favorites are still those old-school ladies who just got up there and belted it out, like Big Mama, Etta James, Gloria Hardiman (who usually no one has heard of but me), etc.

  26. Admin, HillaryforTexas, Henry, and all –

    This is how one real smart cookie speaks about the Special Olympics:

    h x x p : // 3ws. breitbart.tv/?p=302123

  27. The media are all patting him on the back for apologizing so quickly.

    What a joke. His whole political life is one big apology.
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    If he knew what he was doing it wouldn’t be necessary to apologize every time he turns around.

    Captain Nathan Brittles said it best: “Never apologize Mister. It is a sign of weakness”. (Source: John Ford movie: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon–John Wayne, et. al. 1949.)

  28. politico.com/news/stories/0309/20272.html included pictures

    Hillary honored as ‘Global Trailblazer’

    …Clinton was there to accept the organization’s “Global Trailblazer” award for “her passionate commitment to promoting women’s rights and securing justice for all people around the world.” The award was presented to her by a former political opponent during Clinton’s time in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.).

  29. wbboei Says:

    March 20th, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    The media are all patting him on the back for apologizing so quickly.

    What a joke. His whole political life is one big apology.

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    wbboei, i am so sick of this idiot. Instead of taking care of business. This nut is running all around the country making speeches as if he is still campaigning. He just want to be seen.

    The media is just as bad. This is the reason i want watch any news period. I don’t want to see or hear O. I get my news from this site.

    April 15th i will be on Public Square here in Cleveland for the Tea Party

  30. wbboei,

    the time is coming, and very quickly, when this birdbrain will have apologized to every diplomat, race, social needs group, physical/mental needs group in the whole wide world.

    then he will just have to start all over again.

  31. I would feel better without an apology and with an admission that he has repented. An apology does not mean it will not happen again. If he was truly repentant, then that would mean he would not do it again if humanly possible. I guess that is why he puts forth such disingenuous apologies – and so often.

  32. S Says:

    March 20th, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    politico.com/news/stories/0309/20272.html included pictures

    Hillary honored as ‘Global Trailblazer’

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    Bravo! Well deserved!

  33. wbboei,

    I’ve always liked ‘Never apologize, never explain.’ Surprised it turned out to be some feminist not too many decades ago. I always thought it was Disraeli or someone.

  34. does he not realize we are sick of him…he needs an intervention…someone…axelrod, rahm, carville…someone tell him, enough, already! maybe matthews…he and buchanan seem to be on the same page that O is beginning to appear way too casual…and Matthews and Roger Simon came very close to actually calling O a liar…
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    I beg to differ. We must encourage him to do more of this. Dream up a new msnbc cnn poll that shows 5 million people watched him on the tellie, hung on his every word, and now, as a result of that single appearance he his approval rating has gone up to 97%. Not bad for one evenings endeavor.

    He must do more and more of this. The public loves him. They dont care if they are losing their jobs and savings. They want him. One hundred appearances in one week are hardly enough. Dont go wobbly on us now oh bambi of mine.

    Pssst. Stay away from the White House, just like you stayed away from Harvard Law School when you were editor, talk sports, practice hoops, do anything but work. Work to him is a four letter word. Besides it might save the country.

  35. I would love to know how many now wished Hillary was our president

    BIG MISTAKE with O in office. BIG MISTAKE

  36. I’ve always liked ‘Never apologize, never explain.’ Surprised it turned out to be some feminist not too many decades ago. I always thought it was Disraeli or someone.
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    Captain Brittles, U.S. Cavalry said it a little different. He said–never apolgize–ITS A SIGN OF WEAKNESS, and in Bambis case the saying is oh so true.

  37. I would love to know how many now wished Hillary was our president

    BIG MISTAKE with O in office. BIG MISTAKE
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    A mistake and then some. It is like Mah-Jon–the chinese game of the four winds–and THE GAME THAT RUINS NATIONS. That is what the elites did to us when they pricked this propped up fool. Just you wait Henry Higgins . . .

  38. now there is a fine Freudian slip–I meant to say when they (the elites) picked this propped up fool. What I said instead was pricked this propped up fool. I guess I had the Kennedy memorial in the back of my mind-somewhere.

  39. I beg to differ. We must encourage him to do more of this.
    *********
    I agree, he needs to do all of the late night shows..he doesn’t learn from his f*ck-ups. He really doesn’t understand that he said anything that could hurt anyone and, I am sure, that he was pis*ed off when someone told him he needed to issue an apology. He is a sociopath..the more exposure w/o the teleprompter, the better.

  40. Now that BO has thrown down the gauntlet, I hope Sarah Palin picks it up and uses it to make mince meat of the insensitive, UN-American, president.

    Johnson, The Special Olympic spokesman, said Obama should make it his business to advocate for intellectually challenged persons. Oh, Yeah, that will be the day. Obama likes throwing money at problems when he want to create distance between himself and his misspeaks.

    Obama doesn’t identify with people of color unless they have money or connections. Obama likes practicing his bowling form to help him improve his gaming the system. His next FundRaiser…Bowling for Donations…

    Bowling while the country and the People BURN!

  41. Emjay, that was a great clip of Sarah…what a difference between Sarah and O

    she is so filled with joy and heart…and O is so filled with himself and not even aware of how heartless he comes across…it comes so natural to him…

    it reminds me of when O ‘flicked’ Hillary off his shoulder, and gave the finger and the
    digs about ‘periodically’ being moody…he is such an arrogant —! and that snooty nose up in the air look of his…

    that article Admin mentioned by Wolffe above was so on the money…everyone should read it…he says what so many of us are thinking:

    “He’s cold; he’s prickly; he’s uncomfortable; he’s not funny; and he’s getting awfully tedious.

    He thinks it’s all about him. That we want him for himself—that he doesn’t have to seduce, charm, surprise, show some skin.”

    …peggy noonan, that bore, also is hitting on the same meme…”O is everywhere and nowhere…saying alot and saying nothing…”

    in fact, the more you check out the net, the more and more people are starting to say the same thing…it is going to be a long, long four tedious years…

  42. This is from Hillbuzz..I have not seen it mentioned elsewhere:

    “. Later, when Leno asked him about the dog he promised his daughters (but still hasn’t given them), Leno mistakenly called the dog a Portuguese Waterhead, instead of a Portuguese Waterdog. ”Waterhead” is urban slang for someone with a developmental disability, most usually Down’s Syndrome. Obama, always quick to inject urban slang in his press ops and other appearances, knew exactly what “waterhead” means in slang circles, laughed, then made another joke about the dog running around, looking ridiculous, bumping into things — which clearly implied a Portuguese Waterhead, as Leno called it, would be a dog with developmental disabilities that made it behave that way. ”

    Urban Dictonary: Waterhead:
    a retarded person without the mental capacity to ever do more in the working world than push shopping carts badly. usually loved by the managers cuz they feel sorry for him.

  43. wbboei,

    the time is coming, and very quickly, when this birdbrain will have apologized to every diplomat, race, social needs group, physical/mental needs group in the whole wide world.

    then he will just have to start all over again.
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    A dear friend of mine now deceased liked Jack Daniels manhattans dry with a touch of vermouth straight up with an olive.

    At one time or another every bar tender on the east coast from Toots Shor on down managed to botch that simple order.

    So finally in frustration he had the order typed up on a card, and kept it in his wallet where others might keep business cards. When the waiter of bartender asked him what he wanted to drink he simply handed them the card. It saved time and they got it right.

    When I see how often bambi screws up, how much time he spends ‘splain how what they heard was not what he said, what he said was not what he meant or apologiz’n til hell wont have it anymore, and the media commends him for being so contrite, so honest, so forthcoming in admitting he did not know what he was talking about, why not this:

    Have all his excuses printed up on a card, with the proper excuse checked, on copy to the offended party, one to the media with recommendes spin, and one to the campaign staff to prepare a speech on this so we can have a societal discussion of the broader issue and its ramifications.

    Just imagine how much time, and energy this would save for all affected parties. I realize he would continue to make just as many mistakes, but this way we could avoid the agony of listening to yet another apology and speech.

  44. admin…that clip by the GOP is amazing…

    next out of the box will be evan bayh and maxine doing a duet…WTF?

  45. Where was Gov Palin’s teleprompter? I don’t think she had one. Did you notice how well she spoke, and how natural it was?

    Then I looked at Gibbs and the AIG press conference. Sorry, that man does not hack it.

  46. Obambi is a big ASS. Did you hear that they are going to have a garden? I wish we had emoticons here so I could use the PUKE one. They make me literally sick to my stomach.

    So he called the dog (that they haven’t got yet even) a waterhead. See, he is so stupid.

  47. y’all know i just despise MO, but i must say i think her “victory garden” teaching children healthy eating etc is a good thing… even IF it is her doing it…..

    but i get immense pleasure seeing her swing a HOe Lmao!

    check out the pic

    therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/

  48. # JanH Says:
    March 20th, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    SHV,
    That is utterly disgusting. I hope it goes viral.
    *********
    “Leno mistakenly called the dog a Portuguese Waterhead”
    I just re-read that..there is no way in hell that Leno made a mistake…he knew what he was going to say, Obama knew what he said and all of the kewl hip-hop Obots got a good “inside” laugh with their prez.

  49. Waterhead is a derogatory term for kids with hydrocephalia. It’s a terrible birth defect, though more treatable now than in the past by surgically putting shunts in the brain to draw off that excess fluid.

    Yeah, he knew what that meant. I’m surprised he didn’t start wisecracking about “retards”, and doing a jerky “spaz” imitation.

  50. KARMA BABY KARMA!!

    RNC outraises DNC

    In its first full month under the chairmanship of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, the Democratic National Committee only raised $3.26 million in February, according to figures released by the committee this afternoon.

    The total lags behind the February fundraising total at the Republican National Committee, which raised $5.1 million during the month. RNC chairman Michael Steele, who faced a tumultuous first month as chairman, will get to claim an early fundraising victory over his Democratic counterpart.

    The DNC fundraising total is down considerably from the $5.5 million the committee raised two years ago under former chairman Howard Dean.

    A Democratic operative notes that the low total isn’t surprising, given that Kaine faced limits on his fundraising with the Virginia General Assembly in session. The committee has also not utilized President Obama’s formidable e-mail list, Organizing for America, for fundraising.

    And Obama has not yet hosted any fundraisers for the DNC.

    The DNC now has $8.6 million in its campaign coffers, and holds $6.9 million in debt. The RNC has over $24 million cash-on-hand.

    *******************************************************

    LMAO!!!!!! Obama’s not giving out his email list resources………WE TOLD THEM HE WAS NOT TO BE TRUSTED!! LMAO!!

  51. Within the last week, a classmate of mine lost her brother. He was a Wxxxxhead. I really don’t want to use the term. He was 68 years old. We were a small town, and his parents main streamed him, before that became popular. As a result, our school grew up with a little better understanding and a feeling of comfort having known him. Later in my life when I got the wonderful opportunity to meet additional such people, I felt very comfortable, but I could tell people around me did not.

    When I heard that her brother had died, I emailed her, and let her know how much knowing him had enriched my life, and how I was able to share this with my children.

  52. NMF,

    I am so sorry about your classmate’s brother.

    It is outrageous that obama and his pals find this so funny.

    his apology is worth nothing.

  53. During the Democratic primaries Michael Wolffe, a prominent writer for Vanity Fair wrote that Hillary Clinton’s allure was she does not have sex: It’s partly around this consensus view of her not having sex that people support her or resist her. She’s the special-interest candidate of older women—the post-sexual set.

    For Wolffe, Barack Obama was hot, in more ways than one: Against these middle-aged people, he’s the naturalist, the credible and hopeful figure of a man who actually might be having sex with his smiling, energetic, and oomphy wife.
    ————————————————–
    Dear Mr. Wolfe

    There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Hillary is so much more than you can fathom and what she is fits the job of president. When you reduce her to the terms you have you reveal a profound lack of judgment maturity and insight. Perhaps that why you are at Vanity Fair.

    I regret to inform you that this is not American Idol. It is the Presidency–the most important job in the world. Fundamentally, the election was a hiring decision. You made a bad decision. And the reason was you applied the wrong criteria.

    The question was not who is hot by your definition, but who had the experience, judgment and moral courage to do the job. You made a bad choice. So when you object to him now, it sounds a little bit like the man who went to Antarctica and complained about the weather.

    With Disgust

    wbboei

    PS: What exactly is an oomphy wife? For future reference Michelle may be many things but oomphy she is not.

    PPS: In the future, be careful how you categorize people.

  54. County Election Officials in Kentucky Arrested for Allegedly Fraudulently Changing Votes on Vote-Counting Machine
    March 19th, 2009

    On March 19, several Clay County officials were arrested and charged with various federal crimes involving elections and election returns. Among those arrested were the Circuit Court Judge and the County Clerk. See this story from Bradblog. According to Bradblog, Clay County uses ES&S iVotronic vote-counting machines, which leave no paper trail.

    Some of those arrested are Democrats, and some are Republicans. Clay County in November 2008 voted McCain 5,710; Obama 1,552; Nader 54; Barr 26; Baldwin 22.

    ballot-access.org/2009/03/19/county-election-officials-in-kentucky-arrested-for-allegedly-fraudulently-changing-votes-on-vote-counting-machine/

  55. It is my pleasure to sit back and watch Telebama slowly but surely shedding his emperor robes piece by piece like a 60 year old stripper with crabs and a dream of being another Gypsy Rose Lee.Stay out of his way and he will go away.
    We now need to keep up to date on Hillary and her 24/7 activities as she carries out the duties of the SoS and receiving world wide acclocades like no one else before her.Keep her in the news headlines while Telebama is burning with jealousy and trying to figure a way to get rid of her.Hillary will be 45 in 2012 if we circle the wagons around her and dare anyone to try and derail her on the way to the
    Whitehouse.

    BY ABM90 MO is going to find BO will supply more than enough fertilizer for her victory garden.

  56. Waterhead is a derogatory term for kids with hydrocephalia. It’s a terrible birth defect, though more treatable now than in the past by surgically putting shunts in the brain to draw off that excess fluid.
    —————————————————–
    Very true. I got sick when I was very young and was taken to the Naval Hospital in Bethesda. I was put into a ward with several other young children, some of whom had that very affliction. At that time there wasnt much hope. That was 1951-2. I hope it is more treatable today. It is terrible for the child and the parents.

  57. BAMBIS SONG TO BIG MEDIA (@ 3:35 IN ABOVE CLIP)

    EVER SINCE THE DAYS OF OLD METHUSALA
    EVERYONE LOVES THE BIG BAMBOOZALA . . .
    RAZZLE DAZZLE EM AND
    THEY’LL NEVER CATCH WISE

    OH YES THEY WILL.

  58. Cap-and-Trade’s Regressive Tax

    George Landrith, President of Frontiers for Freedom, said Greenpeace’s defense was a smokescreen.

    “They can talk all they want about offsets and other benefits that they plan to give the poor to make up for this new additional heavy tax burden. There is a very real and immediate tax imposed on working families, and then there is a future promise of some theoretical benefit or handout that will somehow make it all better,” said Landrith. “Con men usually make the argument better than that.”

    The Tax Foundation’s report claimed that on average, the cost of Obama’s cap-and-trade scheme will cost each household $1,218, with the heaviest burden on single-parent households and those living alone. Others who would be most affected include those under 25 and over 75 years of age and those in southern states, according to Matt Moon, manager of media relations at the Tax Foundation. Continued…

    townhall.com/columnists/JillianBandes/2009/03/19/cap-and-trades_regressive_tax

  59. “Leno mistakenly called the dog a Portuguese Waterhead”
    I just re-read that..there is no way in hell that Leno made a mistake…he knew what he was going to say, Obama knew what he said and all of the kewl hip-hop Obots got a good “inside” laugh with their prez.
    ——————————————————–
    Correct. It is the same behavior pattern as when he extends his right index finger while holding his hand to his face. The same pattern as when he accuses the other party of playing the race card while he is secretly playing it himself. He wants to stick in the knife and then claim plausable deniability.

    From yesterdays posting on the tell tale signs of a sociopath:

    2. Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

  60. JPMorgan Might Lose Dimon to a Geithner Flameout:

    by David Reilly

    March 20 (Bloomberg) — It was like Treasury Secretary Dimon said the other day. Whoa. Back up there. Treasury Secretary Dimon? Well, it may only be a matter of time before we’re using that honorific when talking about JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon.

    Current Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s hold on the position weakens by the hour. If the need arises for a replacement, Dimon might be a leading candidate.

    The JPMorgan chief is one of the few financial leaders who could restore confidence among investors, business leaders and, importantly, foreign governments and central banks. For JPMorgan, such a scenario could prove worrisome. Shareholders have relied on Dimon’s steady hand during the crisis, while the chief executive has achieved rock-star status among the bank’s staff.
    A Dimon departure would also test his organization’s bench strength at a time when banks face a slew of challenges.

    Of course, talk of a Geithner departure, never mind a Dimon appointment, may be a stretch. Dimon hasn’t expressed interest, and Geithner has been on the job less than two months. Replacing Geithner would signal an administration in disarray. Plus, the president earlier this week said he had “complete confidence” in the Treasury head. Support is often fleeting in Washington, though, and Geithner is “on thin ice,” Republican House leader John Boehner said this week.

    Fairly or not, a part of the American International Group Inc. bonus debacle is coming to rest on Geithner’s shoulders. That is a heavy burden given his earlier tax troubles and the tepid response to his still-to-be-detailed bank bailout plan.

    Some Republicans are already calling for Geithner’s resignation. The odds of him being ousted by the end of the year rose this week to about 40 percent, as measured by online prediction site intrade.com. It hasn’t helped that Geithner has had trouble filling several senior spots within Treasury that must be confirmed by the Senate.

    Contrast this with Dimon, who has kept JPMorgan from foundering even as survival prospects have dimmed at rivals such as Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. Not that he hasn’t stumbled. When the housing collapse started, for example, Dimon viewed it as an opportunity to expand in the California market for jumbo mortgages. He was also slow to exit the business of purchasing mortgages originated by outside brokers. Nevertheless, Dimon has maintained a stronger balance sheet than rivals. JPMorgan’s tangible common shareholders equity was 3.4 percent of assets at the end of last year. This has become a key measure of balance-sheet health for investors. While not necessarily stellar, JPMorgan’s level compares with about 2.7 percent at Wells Fargo & Co., second biggest after JPMorgan in market value among U.S. banks. From the start of the credit crunch in August 2007 until this week, JPMorgan’s stock has fallen about 45 percent, while Wells is down about 58 percent, Bank of America Corp. is off about 88 percent and Citigroup Inc. has fallen about 95 percent.

    On a personal level, Dimon has a sense of self-assurance that Geithner lacks. That stage skill was on display a week ago when Dimon gave a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Whereas Geithner often looks uncomfortable in the spotlight, Dimon basks in it. And his televised speech went beyond banking – – Dimon scored political points, perhaps auditioning for the secretary’s post, talking up Obama priorities like health care and energy conservation.

    A long-time Democratic Party donor, Dimon didn’t make the cut last fall. Timing may have played a role, though. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. had just collapsed, and the future of the financial system was in doubt. That’s not to say Dimon would necessarily do better than Geithner or his predecessor Henry Paulson. The problems of this crisis have proven deeper and more complex than anyone fathomed. Dimon is also a banker and may not have the stomach to force upon his former industry some of the tougher medicine that may still prove necessary. Given the populist mood in Washington, a Wall Street banker, no matter how respected, may not be the ideal candidate. Then again, Dimon isn’t from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

    And Geithner’s attempt to revive the financial system, even if it isn’t yet understood by markets, may still work. If that happens, his support would strengthen. Still, Geithner has to restore his reputation, quickly, if he hopes to survive. In the meantime, JPMorgan’s board might want to start thinking about succession plans.

    bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aVo3AMbZl0Ko&refer=home

  61. Do away with Geithner, Bernanke: Forbes to Obama

    Geithner has come for sharp criticism over controversial payment of $165 million in bonuses by troubled insurer AIG after getting bailout money from the government.

    Taking a cue from his hero Abaraham Lincoln, US President Barack Obama should discharge his economic commanders – Treasury head Timothy Geithner, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and SEC chief Mary Schapiro – for not being up to the task, media moghul Steve Forbes has said. “President Obama should take a cue from his hero, Abraham Lincoln. During the Civil War Lincoln never hesitated to fire generals he thought weren’t up to the task. Obama should do the same thing with his economic commanders,” business magazine Forbes’ editor-in-chief said in an opinion piece in the publication’s issue. “Clearly Treasury Chief Timothy Geithner has been about as effective in fighting the credit crisis as George McClellan or Joe Hooker were in fighting Robert E Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia,” he noted.

    Geithner has come for sharp criticism over controversial payment of $165 million in bonuses by troubled insurer AIG after getting bailout money from the government.

    Forbes said that Geithner has been in the midst of this crisis since it erupted in the summer of 2007, but rather than being ready for decisive and bold action soon after Obama assuming the office, he “has discouraged markets with his vague generalities.” “Another high-ranking officer who should be reprimanded is the new SEC chairman, Mary Schapiro. Why hasn’t she assertively sought the reimposition of the uptick rule concerning short-selling? And why hasn’t she vigorously enforced the prohibition of naked short-selling?“ Forbes asked. “… after all, short-sellers, including exchange-traded funds, are supposed to borrow the shares before they sell them,“ he added.
    “Another figure who should suffer a Lincoln-like termination is Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. This seemingly quiet, unassuming man has made just about every mistake possible in both creating and dealing with the crisis,” Forbes wrote.

    “His latest blunder is astonishing: Contrary to impression, the Fed has been tightening, shrinking its balance sheet by nearly $400 billion since December. In the face of the most severe banking/insurance crisis since the 1930s, the squeeze absolutely defies belief. “This would be like a fire department deciding to roll up some of its hoses when a big house is a flaming inferno. Bernanke says he fears future inflation, but that’s like those firefighters being afraid to cause water damage to the furniture,” Forbes wrote.
    “Right now we’re in a bone-crunching deflation. Bernanke’s actions recall those of the Fed during the early years of the Depression, when our central bank wouldn’t ease in the face of a catastrophic contraction for fear of igniting a German-style inflation,” Forbes said.

    Forbes wrote further that “Larry Summers, head of the National Economic Council, is supposedly tutoring the President each morning. If so, either the President is a slow learner or professor Summers a particularly poor teacher.” “Obama should do what Lincoln did when he sensed that he wasn’t getting war-winning advice from his generals and his military advisers – get books on economics and start learning more about the subject from new sources,” he added.

    livemint.com/2009/03/20165233/Do-away-with-Geithner-Bernank.html?h=B

    ————————

    If obama really wants to follow in his hero’s footsteps, he should fire himself.

  62. It is my pleasure to sit back and watch Telebama slowly but surely shedding his emperor robes piece by piece like a 60 year old stripper with crabs and a dream of being another Gypsy Rose Lee.
    ———————————————-
    ABM-yer smok’n.

    When Bambi comes to tea
    With Gypsie Rose
    She gets so hed up she
    Puts on her clothes

    Only one naked emperor at a time.

  63. We need the Bambi Channel which runs 24-7. We can watch him adopt strong positions on issues one day to media applause. Then we can see him retract them the next day to media applause. Then we can have an endless succession of bot testimonials on how life had no meaning before bambi, whereas now it has even less meaning but we sure do dig those abs. And we can have a NYSE ticker tape running across the bottom of the screen showing how he can tank markets without batting an eyebrow.

    As the Bohemian corporal was fond of saying, you can never have enough Wagner.

  64. Forbes wrote further that “Larry Summers, head of the National Economic Council, is supposedly tutoring the President each morning.
    **********
    Larry Summers is very high on the list of people responsible for the possible destruction of the American Economy as we know it. We are so screwed if Larry is Obama’s main source of info.
    (snip
    As Treasury Secretary in 1999 Summers played a decisive role in pushing through the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act of 1933 that was instituted to guard against just the kind of banking abuses taxpayers now are having to bail out. Not only Glass-Steagall repeal. In 2000 Summers backed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act that incredibly mandated that financial derivatives, including in energy, could be traded between financial institutions completely without government oversight, ‘
    (snip)Credit Default Swaps purported, in theory, to let banks remove loan risk from their balance sheet onto others such as AIG, an insurer. It was based on a colossal fraud using flawed mathematical risk models.
    AIG went big into the selling Credit Default Swaps with banks around the world, from its London ‘Financial Practices’ unit. AIG in effect issued pseudo ‘insurance’ for the hundreds of billions of dollars in new Asset Backed Securities (ABS) that Wall Street firms and banks like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Barclays were issuing, including Sub-prime Mortgage Backed Securities.(snip) (A short, good read)
    ww.financialsense.com/editorials/engdahl/2009/0318.html

  65. Do away with Geithner, Bernanke: Forbes to Obama
    —————————————-
    He assumes the problem is the teacher. More likely it is the student, who has the attention span of a flea.

  66. Jan: “If obama really wants to follow in his hero’s footsteps, he should fire himself.” Truer words have never been spoken.

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    Emjay: Thank you for the heartfelt video with Palin, Trig, and Piper. It was delightful and honest.

  67. As Treasury Secretary in 1999 Summers played a decisive role in pushing through the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act of 1933 that was instituted to guard against just the kind of banking abuses taxpayers now are having to bail out. Not only Glass-Steagall repeal. In 2000 Summers backed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act that incredibly mandated that financial derivatives, including in energy, could be traded between financial institutions completely without government oversight, ‘
    (snip)Credit Default Swaps purported, in theory, to let banks remove loan risk from their balance sheet onto others such as AIG, an insurer. It was based on a colossal fraud using flawed mathematical risk models.
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    Belay my last. The problem lies with the student AND the teacher.

    I agree with each of your points, but the Glass-Steagall abolition brings back certain memories.

    I knew the assistant dean of Sloane School of Management @MIT, and the dean at that time was Lestor Thurow. Like Summers and others he too was a big proponent of doing away with Glass- Steagall which he described as a relic of the New Deal era and an impediment to the flow of capital. In fact, he regarded it as one of the reasons we were at a competitive disadvantage vis a vis Japan.

    I never agreed with that analysis up to and including now. These economists were the architects of our current malaise. But you could not tell that to them or to anyone else at that time. Wisdom has come late–let us hope not too late. If we had Hillary I would be far more optimistic.

  68. Why does obama need so much tutoring on every subject from A to Z?

    I thought he was sooooooooooooo experienced?

  69. The problem lies with the student AND the teacher.
    ***********
    There is no student..Obama said he isn’t the CEO type and delegates…Summers, Geithner, Goolsbee, Liebman, Cutler, et al are calling the shots..Obama has no interest in the job. Even if Obama had the best intentions and integrity, he never did the “homework” over the past 25 years to develop the thinking skills to make decisions.

  70. Obama is Mr General Electric. NBC and MSNBC have been his strongest supporters. He is a big proponent of nuclear power and stand to get a big piece of a 40 trillion dollar project, to build nuclear power plants. They rely on the doctrine of free trade which benefits their supply chain manufacturing models. The CEO of GE is Jeffrey Imeldt and he a member of the team of economic advisors for Bambi. GE has made strong financial contributions to his campaign.

  71. “In an startling partisan shift, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. on Thursday proposed holding hearings on claims the liberal activist group ACORN engaged in a pattern of crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style “protection” racket.”

    washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/20/conyers-suggests-probe-of-acorn/

    No way that Axelrod and Emanuel will let that happen.

  72. birdgal

    The contrast between Bobo and Sarah could not be more stark.

    The Palin piece is brand new but could not have come online at a more golden moment. Was looking for a clip of BO-Leno last night when I first stumbled on it, then couldn’t find it again this morning. We all need to share that and the one that Hillaryfor Texas’ daughter shared with us to show others what a clod Bobo is.

  73. “Obama is Mr General Electric. NBC and MSNBC have been his strongest supporters. He is a big proponent of nuclear power and stand to get a big piece of a 40 trillion dollar project
    **********
    The US nuclear industry doesn’t care who the President is a long as they are pro-nuc. Bush did that crazy deal with India so GE could sell there new reactor designs.

  74. There is no student..Obama said he isn’t the CEO type and delegates…Summers, Geithner, Goolsbee, Liebman, Cutler, et al are calling the shots..Obama has no interest in the job. Even if Obama had the best intentions and integrity, he never did the “homework” over the past 25 years to develop the thinking skills to make decisions.
    ——————————————-
    So it really is the studebaker school of management. Not management by objective, not management by inspiration, not management by problemsolving, but management by letting the inmates run the asylum. He is still in a campaign mode, and his goal is to keep his approval rating high. He has neither that will or the capacity to govern.

  75. SHV Says:
    March 20th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    “In an startling partisan shift, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. on Thursday proposed ,,,,,,,,,
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    Something else we can all do is voice the worry ALL THE TIME and everywhere, that Rahm/Axlerod might mess with the oversight function of Congress. . . just as the DNC/Daily Kos cabal are messing with moderate Dems by threatening them with primary fights and withholding money if they don’t support/vote for BO’s initiatives.

    We all need to stay alert and complain, lobby etc.

  76. The US nuclear industry doesn’t care who the President is a long as they are pro-nuc. Bush did that crazy deal with India so GE could sell there new reactor designs.
    —————————–
    I disagree there SHV. I think the nuclear industry in general and ge in particular took a special interest in him because of the way he caved in on the excelon deal. Like any other business there is support, there is strong support, and there are what you might call industry shills. With 40 trillion at stake, they want something more than tepid support. They want someone who is an enthusiastic supporter. In Obama they have one, more so than most other politicians. That excelon deal was like making your bones in the mafia was.

  77. “He has neither that will or the capacity to govern.”
    •••••••••
    That is the bottom line..he said as much during the campaign…He isn’t the CEO type; he sees himself as the director of marketing

  78. I disagree there SHV. I think the nuclear industry in general and ge in particular took a special interest in him
    *********
    Anyone but Hillary…They had to knock Hill out of the primary…Obama vs any Repub would have been fine with them. I suspect there first choice was McCain.

    “McCain Sets Goal of 45 New Nuclear Reactors by 2030”

    w.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/us/politics/19nuke.html

  79. I never understood the ins and outs of the India deal. On the surface I did not like it because it seemed like another example of us giving away our technology. It was announced with no forewarning.

    The justifications I remember at the time were geopolitical (a counterweight to China), and the development of clean energy to lessen the environmental problems never seemed convincing.

    Do you believe the main purpose was to benefit GE? Why was the deal done secretly and announced like there was some kind of emergency. And why do you say it was crazy?

  80. Anyone but Hillary…They had to knock Hill out of the primary…Obama vs any Repub would have been fine with them. I suspect there first choice was McCain
    ———————————————–
    Why did they need to knock out Hillary? That is an important question.

  81. I disagree there SHV. I think the nuclear industry in general and ge in particular took a special interest in him
    *********
    Anyone but Hillary…They had to knock Hill out of the primary…Obama vs any Repub would have been fine with them. I suspect there first choice was McCain.

    “McCain Sets Goal of 45 New Nuclear Reactors by 2030″

    w.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/us/politics/19nuke.html
    ——————————————–
    Thank you. Point taken.

    Now how about the other question. Why did they have to knock out Hillary?

  82. And why do you say it was crazy?
    ********
    “The law Bush signed yesterday carves out an exception to the Atomic Energy Act, which prohibits nuclear trade with countries outside the treaty. U.S. companies will now be allowed to trade in nuclear fuel and to invest in and build civilian nuclear plants in India. In exchange, India has agreed to open up its civilian nuclear facilities to international inspection.

    But under the deal that Bush cut with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a March visit to New Delhi, India is designating only 14 of its 22 nuclear reactors as civilian. The other eight are considered military and will remain shielded from international scrutiny. And because the deal will allow India to import nuclear fuel for civilian use, critics estimate that it could then use its own facilities to produce enough fuel for 40 or 50 nuclear bombs per year.”
    .washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/18/AR2006121800233.html

    My reading was that it is a “flim/flam” for India to increase their fissile material for bomb use.

  83. Okay, this is cracking me up. The Clueless One in Chief sent a letter to Pres. Chirac of France. Only problem is, Chirac has not been there president since 2007. LOL!!

    Lyn Says:
    March 20, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    Heres a good one, http://europumas.over-blog.com/article-29271371.html

    French article ; English translation below

    Barack Obama does not seem to know that in May 2007, French voters elected Nicolas Sarkozy to the French presidency, to succeed Jacques Chirac who had been president for twelve years.

    Yesterday, we told you Sarkozy is irritated because Mister O. refuses to tell him if he will accept to meet him personally in the next few months.

    Strangely, we have just learnt this surprising piece of news :
    Barack Obama wrote a letter to Jacques Chirac to tell him about his desire to “work with him” for the next four years !
    In a letter described by Chirac as “very nice,” Obama wrote, “I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the coming four years, in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world.”

    The use of the word “peace” was taken to be an indirect reference to Chirac’s stance against the US intervention in Iraq, which Obama had also opposed.
    This revelation was made by the online edition of the daily Le Figaro on Thursday.

    europumas.over-blog.com/article-29271371.html

  84. My reading was that it is a “flim/flam” for India to increase their fissile material for bomb use.
    ————————-
    Yes, thats right. Its coming back to me now. And Pakistan went through the roof over it. In that case the putative justifications, i.e. clean energy, etc. were pretextual. The counterweight to China rationale may have had some logic.

  85. “Now how about the other question. Why did they have to knock out Hillary?”
    *********
    From: NEI Nuclear Notes……News and commentary on the commercial nuclear energy industry
    Question to Hillary Clinton: What about nuclear power?
    Hillary:
    I am agnostic about nuclear. I am very skeptical that nuclear could become acceptable in most regions of the country, and I am doubtful that we have yet figured out how to deal with the waste. But I keep being given information about research that is being done to resolve the waste problem. I know that will continue because that has a lot of economic power and resources behind it. But until we can figure out what to do with the waste and overcome the political objections, we should not be putting a heavy emphasis on nuclear.
    neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/2007/08/hillary-clinton-on-nuclear-energy.html
    ************
    She gave another honest and realistic answer but not one that the Nuclear Industry wants to hear…Obama was already bought and paid for and McCain is pro nuke; Hillary had to go in the primary.

  86. Tax Day tea parties expected to number more than 1,000
    ‘We don’t necessarily need mainstream media anymore’

    The group encourages tea party attendees to bring a cell phone and call the president, 202-456-1414, and Congress, 202-224-3121, while attending the rallies

    worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=92276

    ************************************

    WOW! LOOK AT THAT LIST OF PARTIES!!!! WOWZA!!!

    full list to date of ALL TEA Parties across the country on april 15th
    can be found in this article as well as websites to make contact

  87. SHV: bingo. Great insight! Thank you. I thought the nuclear power angle explained their animus, and they used their wholly owned subsidiaries nbc and msnbc to launch their relentless attacks on our girl. But the quotes you cite call nails it.

    Since you are hitting on all cylinders I have one final question. Time Warner owns CNN. What corporate interest of the Time Warner would be benefitted by CNN attacks on Hillary? I know Westinghouse has nuclear interests and they own CBS, but I am at a loss to explain the motive of Time Warner. Any thoughts on that one?

  88. Taxpayer billions support Shariah at AIG
    Attorneys argue dismissal would leave U.S. funding Islamic terrorists

    A non-profit legal group that sued the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Treasury over the distribution of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds to the Shariah-supporting American International Group is warning the case must not be dismissed.

    The case was brought against the Fed and the Treasury by the Thomas More Law Center, and spokesman Richard Thompson says he’s challenging the U.S. government’s own “financial support to anti-American, Islamic activities.”

    “Make no mistake, there is a cultural jihad underway against our great nation, and I fear that our government is unwittingly complicit in it,” Thompson said

    His comments came in opposition to a move on the part of the Obama administration to have the case dismissed.

    (Story continues below)

    worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=92281

  89. HillaryforTexas Says:

    March 20th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    —————————————

    Well if we didn’t know it before, we certainly know it now. obama will go down in history as the most buffoonish, stupid, destructive president in history.

    some legacy!

  90. Geez SHV

    When you lay it out as cogently and clearly as that, I find myself in a smack-my-forehead moment. I knew she said that , I knew JohnnyMac’s position, I knew Bobo was bought and paid for via Excelon. . .why in the world I didn’t remember all three at the same moment in time is beyond me.

    Am beginning to really worry about senior moments.

  91. Forgot to say Happy First Day of Spring this morning.

    G’nite. Have a long trip to a Master Gardener all day class tomorrow, so no more playing on the ‘puter tonight.

  92. Ga. House Republicans Block Obama Honor

    The Georgia House voted against approving a resolution that would have honored President Barack Obama and praised him for being a politician with an “unimpeachable reputation for integrity, vision and passion.”

    The 70-68 vote Thursday infuriated members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, who designed the proposal to make him an honorary member of the group. State Rep. Keith Heard, D-Athens, said “it makes you wonder what exactly is going on in Georgia.”

    The measure was blocked by a group of House Republicans, including state Rep. Austin Scott of Tifton. Scott objected to wording in the resolution that he said suggested the entire House approved of the president’s actions.

    wsbtv.com/news/18968902/detail.html#-

    Michelle Obama once teased for talking ‘like a white girl’

    BY LYNN SWEET Sun-Times Columnist

    WASHINGTON — For her own Women’s History Month assignment, first lady Michelle Obama visited Anacostia High School, on the poor side of town, where on Thursday she surprised a group of students. One of her goals is to demystify the White House and make it more accessible to the people who live here.

    Mrs. Obama told the youngsters she felt isolated from an institution in her own community when she was growing up and that she suspected they may view the White House and the Capitol the way she saw the University of Chicago as a young girl — a place for other people. She shared her story of how she was taunted for talking “like a white girl.”

    On Thursday, Mrs. Obama gathered what she called “an amazing group of women together” at the White House, dispatching a slew of role models — including some stars — to talk to youngsters at area schools.

    Other high-profile women were Sheryl Crow, Dominique Dawes, Alicia Keys and Debbie Allen, and from Chicago, Penny Pritzker and Maggie Daley, wife of Mayor Daley. Thursday night, the first lady hosted a dinner for 110 local girls at the White House.

    Raised on ChicagoMrs. Obama told the students it’s cool to be smart.

    “And I didn’t care whether it was cool because I remember there were kids around my neighborhood who would say, ‘Ooh, yo”‘s South Side, Mrs. Obama told the students that while she lived near the university, as a kid, she never even took a “walk on campus.”

    “And I didn’t think they wanted to have anything to do with me. So we never connected — me and many kids like me in our community, and that big old institution,” said Mrs. Obama, who became a U. of C. Medical Center executive.

    SNIP

    Mrs. Obama told the students it’s cool to be smart.

    “And I didn’t care whether it was cool because I remember there were kids around my neighborhood who would say, ‘Ooh, you talk funny, you talk like a white girl.’ I heard that growing up my whole life. I was like, I don’t even know what that means, but you know what, I’m still getting my A.”

    suntimes.com/news/sweet/1486879,CST-NWS-sweet20.article

  93. but I am at a loss to explain the motive of Time Warner. Any thoughts on that one?
    **********
    Nothing yet, other than trying to drive up the “young” demographic numbers.
    **********
    Another thought about nuke power..emotionally I am pro-nuke but with current tech and cost structure, it shouldn’t be expanded. It’s another flim/flam like Ethanol with taxpayer dollars giving massive subsidies to an industry that is economically non-viable. One example is long term storage of wastes..which has become a problem for the Fed Govt and taxpayers. Currently, the Feds are paying the nuke industry >$1 billion/year in fines because a permanent storage solution hasn’t been developed again using tens of billions of tax dollars. And I don’t think anyone knows what to do or the cost of dealing with the end of life nuke plants.

  94. HillaryforTexas Says:

    March 20th, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    ———————————————————————————

    The administration is on a steep learning curve. Between this misstep and the inappropriate gifts for the British PM and his family, the youngins’ have a ways to go. Jeez. Aren’t there any grown-ups in this administration?

  95. ..kids around my neighborhood who would say, ‘Ooh, you talk funny, you talk like a white girl.’ I heard that growing up my whole life….”
    *******
    That is a huge problem for AA kids who are trying to get an education.

  96. Law Center Sues AIG for Promoting Islam

    Right Side News 20 March 2009

    Law Center Sues AIG for Promoting Islam;Responds to Justice Department’s Motion to Dismiss its Lawsuit Challenging AIG Bailout

    ANN ARBOR, MI. The Thomas More Law Center, a national, public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, responded yesterday to a motion to dismiss its federal lawsuit challenging the AIG bailout.

    The request to dismiss was filed by the Obama administration’s Department of Justice on behalf of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the Federal Reserve Board (…)

    europenews.dk/en/node/21374

  97. Bailout Fallout: Uncle Sam’s Sharia Board

    DianaWest.net 20 March 2009
    By Diana West

    At your service, American Taxpayer! AIG’s Shariah Advisory Board. Meet Moe, Larry and Curly. I mean, Mohamed, Muhammad, and Mohammed.* As members of the AIG Takaful Shariah Advisory Board, they really work for you and me, the American taxpayer, ever since we the people bought an 80 percent stake in the bankrupt insurance company.

    How’s that for bait and switch? While we agonize over chump-change AIG bonuses, we ignore the fact we’re paying for the subversion of liberty and justice for all by funding AIG’s promotion and entrenchment of sharia–Jew-, Christian-, and humanist-hostile supremacist Islamic law. As of December 2008, by the way, AIG Takaful insurance products went on sale in the USA under the ironically named Lexington Takaful Solutions.

    Lexington, Lexington–wasn’t that where our experiment in liberty began with the shot heard round the world? Must have been a dream. At this rate, Lexington will go down in history as the beachhead of US taxpayer-funded sharia. From “taxation without representation” to taxation to support sharia: How the free have enslaved themselves.

    But back to the Sharia team on Unlce Sam’s payroll.

    Mohamed #1 is Mohamed Ali Elgari, born Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The AIG Takaful website boasts that he’s the winner of “the Islamic Development Bank prize in Islamic Banking and Finance for the year 1424H.”

    1424H? That’s 2004 for infidels. (Do the Islamic math here.)

    Someday, we’ll consider Elgari’s career trajectory typical. That is, where once our elites went from say, Groton to Yale College to Harvard Law School, now, pace Elgari, they go from from King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia to the OIC to Harvard Law School. There, not far from the statue of John Harvard, the crews rowing on the Charles, and, of course, Harvard Yard, the Saudi sits on “the advisory board of Harvard Series in Islamic Law.”

    In other words, the cancerous advance of sharia into our institutional organs has already reached a critical stage.

    Read about the rest of AIG’s Sharia Team here.

    Note that Muhammad #2’s bio, first crack out of the box, informs us that he is the son of “justice (Retd) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani.” Papa Usmani is indeed a world-noted and prolific sharia scholar, whose works include the book Islam and Modernism where he wrote: “Killing is to continue until the unbelievers pay jizyah (subjugation tax) after they are humbled or overpowered.”

    Don’t ask me why AIG thinks that’s a irresistible sales pitch for life insurance.

    Paul Sperry reports on Usmani the Elder and his jihadist activities–and his abrupt disappearance in 2008 from the Dow Jones sharia team after said jihadist activities began to be reported–here. Funny how proud of him AIG still is.

    Don’t miss AIG Takafuls’s FAQs.

    And finally, do note that Mohammed #3* is really named Nizam

    Posted March 20th, 2009 by hd

    europenews.dk/en/node/21375

  98. djia Says:
    March 21st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Bailout Fallout: Uncle Sam’s Sharia Board
    ************
    That is it..time for the Feds to nationalize AIG…clean house and default on the AIG credit-default swaps. Tell the speculators who will loose their shirts to go “F” themselves.

  99. SHV

    I agree

    i have emailed all this to :

    Rush, Hannity, Greta and Orielly

    i would suggest everyone send it to them and get their attention on this and make them report it

  100. If anyone would really follow the money – NOT AIG itself, but its counterparties, and who got paid off, I think a lot would come to light.

    And it is highly suspicious to me that during this crisis, Obama has not made staffing up the Treasury Dept a number one priority. Why? WHY is Geithner flying solo? Does Obama (or his shadow backers) not want too many eyes and ears and mouths at Treasury, perchance spilling the beans before they can cover their tracks?

    This whole thing stinks to high heaven, and I for one will not support giving them another dime until I get some fucking answers. I don’t care if they tell me the entire system will collapse and we’ll be a third world country overnight. NOT ONE DIME until someone unravels this mess and gives me a rational explanation for WHERE this money is ending up, and what measures are in place (not vaguely hinted at that they might do someday) to prevent it happening again.

    I’d rather have the system crash than live my life, and have my children live their lives, under this sort of secretive financial tyranny. It’s “give me liberty or give me death” time. We should have said no to the FIRST bailout, and called Wall Street’s fucking bluff. Even if they WEREN’T bluffing, it would have been worth it, to end this game once and for all.

  101. I’d rather have the system crash than live my life, and have my children live their lives, under this sort of secretive financial tyranny. It’s “give me liberty or give me death” time. We should have said no to the FIRST bailout, and called Wall Street’s fucking bluff. Even if they WEREN’T bluffing, it would have been worth it, to end this game once and for all.
    ************
    That is the only end point, there isn’t enough money to put it right. I don’t think anyone really knows how much toxic financial crap is out there world-wide but the number that keeps coming up is $62 trillion. The AIG boys in the London office wrote ~$2 trillion in worthless credit-default swaps.

  102. here is the link to the thomas more law center
    thomasmore.org/qry/page.taf?id=81

    under their new’s page here are the article titles and where they are posted on the net including links

    Subscribe to this RSS Feed | Archives
    TMLC In The News – March 2009

    March 01, 2009

    March 20, 2009

    Case challenges taxpayer-funded AIG ‘zakat’:
    Attorneys argue dismissal would leave U.S. funding Islamic terrorists

    WorldNetDaily

    Forget Bonus Outrage, What About ‘ShariAIG?’

    Townhall.com

    Obama Tries To Get AIG-Bailout Challenge Thrown Out

    The Bulletin

    March 19, 2009

    David Yerushalmi and Thomas More Law Center respond to government in AIG-Shariah case

    SaneWorks

    AIG taking hits for supporting Islamic law

    Lower Hudson Journal

    L.A. County supervisor wants historic cross back on official seal

    L.A. Daily News

    Michael Savage credited with making Haditha case difference
    World Net Daily

  103. TMLC Sues AIG for Promoting Islam; Responds to Justice Dept’s Motion to Dismiss Suit Challenging AIG

    March 19, 2009

    AIG – AIG Building

    Please read our Press Release HERE.

    Please forward to friends and family HERE.

    Your DONATIONS are crucial to our ability to fight this good fight.

    Read our reply breif to the DOJ’s motion to dismiss HERE.

    Read out original complaint HERE.

    thomasmore.org/qry/page.taf?id=20

  104. HillaryforTexas Says:
    March 21st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    If anyone would really follow the money – NOT AIG itself, but its counterparties, and who got paid off, I think a lot would come to light.

    And it is highly suspicious to me that during this crisis, Obama has not made staffing up the Treasury Dept a number one priority. Why? WHY is Geithner flying solo?

    ==================

    Perhaps they are setting Geithner up as a scapegoat (see the NYT Feb story I’ve posted often) and don’t want to give him helpers and allies.

    Geithner is a friend and ally of Hillary, so they can do two things at once: weaken her and cover their own backs.

  105. here’s more on this from thomas more law center:
    According to our lawsuit, the U.S. government, through its ownership of AIG, which promotes Shariah-compliant financing, is not only violating the Establishment Clause of the Constitution, but it is also financing the destruction of America using American tax dollars.

    The basis of our lawsuit is that AIG explicitly promotes Shariah-compliant financing, which subjects certain of their financial activities to the dictates of Islamic law. In fact, AIG brags about its Shariah-compliant financing on its website and in their press releases.

    SNIP

    AIG (read our government) employs a three-person Shariah Advisory Board, from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Pakistan, to ensure the requirements of Shariah law are met in its investments.
    The U.S. Treasury Department and Harvard University co-sponsored a seminar in November 2008 entitled “Islamic Financing 101” to promote Shariah financing among American institutions. Harvard is one of the many American universities and colleges receiving millions of dollars from oil-producing countries, which ultimately influence their Middle East programs.

    The Thomas More Law Center’s lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of Kevin J. Murray, a former Marine infantryman who served two tours of duty in Iraq. Co-counsel on the case is David Yerushalmi, an expert on Shariah law and Shariah-compliant financing, who is affiliated with the Law Center and is general counsel to the Center for Security Policy.

    Use of taxpayer funds to acquire a majority ownership interest in a company that intentionally promotes and funds Shariah-based Islamic religious practices violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Greed is destroying whatever loyalty to America AIG had. And it’s up to the American people to stop Washington’s financial support of an organization that so easily betrays America’s interests.

    Things are worse.

    An important element of Shariah-compliant financing is a form of obligatory charitable contribution called zakat. This is a religious tax for assisting those that “struggle [jihad] for Allah.” The amount of this tax is between 2.5% and 20%, depending upon the source of the wealth. The zakat religious tax is used to financially support Islamic “charities,” some of which have ties to terrorist organizations that are hostile to the United States and all other “infidels,” including Christians and Jews.

    For example, The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, recently convicted by a federal jury for providing millions of dollars to Islamic terrorist organizations, is an Islamic “charity” that qualifies for receipt of the zakat.

    Thus, as a direct consequence of the AIG bailout, the U.S. government is now the owner of a corporation engaged in the business of collecting religious taxes to fund operations that are anti-America, anti-Christian, and anti-Israel.

    As you can see, our lawsuit is as much about protecting constitutional principles as it is about protecting our national security and preventing another 9/11 – whether it is overt through flying planes into buildings, or covert through appropriating taxpayer money to fund a stealth jihad.

    thomasmore.org/qry/page.taf?id=20

  106. OK…… I HAVE OFFICIALLY MADE MY SELF SICK RESEARCHING THIS TONIGHT……NOW I HAVE A HUGE HEAD ACHE

    AND I NEED TO GO TO BED…..

    G’NITE ALL

  107. ABM90 Says:
    March 20th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Hillary will be 45 in 2012
    &&&&&&&&&&&

    I’d love to know what vitamins she’s taking.

    She does look really fit, alert, and vibrant for her age…42.

  108. A friend of mine who is a science fiction devotee showed me a quote by Bob Herbert who was a local writer and one of the leading lights in the science fiction genre. This particular quote comes from a book entitled Dune which was written in 1965.

    In essence he foresaw the rise of Mr. Obama among others. Towit:

    “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on power, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.”

  109. I’d rather have the system crash than live my life, and have my children live their lives, under this sort of secretive financial tyranny. It’s “give me liberty or give me death” time. We should have said no to the FIRST bailout, and called Wall Street’s fucking bluff. Even if they WEREN’T bluffing, it would have been worth it, to end this game once and for all.
    ************
    That is the only end point, there isn’t enough money to put it right. I don’t think anyone really knows how much toxic financial crap is out there world-wide but the number that keeps coming up is $62 trillion. The AIG boys in the London office wrote ~$2 trillion in worthless credit-default swaps.
    ————–
    A number of us have reached that same conclusion–and hope we are wrong.

  110. That is it..time for the Feds to nationalize AIG…clean house and default on the AIG credit-default swaps. Tell the speculators who will loose their shirts to go “F” themselves.
    ———————————–
    Speculation involves risk. They played, they lost, sianara tunney. If they made deals that did not pan out, dont look to the US taxpayers to bail them out. If they try then I say bring out the pitch forks.

  111. That is it..time for the Feds to nationalize AIG…clean house and default on the AIG credit-default swaps. Tell the speculators who will loose their shirts to go “F” themselves
    —————————————–
    This is where I was three weeks ago and published a Tipan article to that effect. Since that time, the gobernment has acquired 79% of AIG. Might just as easily take over the remaining 21% and tell speculators they are S.O.L.

  112. The administration is on a steep learning curve. Between this misstep and the inappropriate gifts for the British PM and his family, the youngins’ have a ways to go. Jeez. Aren’t there any grown-ups in this administration?
    ———————-
    The closest thing they have to an adult is the little groper age 27.

  113. Another thought about nuke power..emotionally I am pro-nuke but with current tech and cost structure, it shouldn’t be expanded. It’s another flim/flam like Ethanol with taxpayer dollars giving massive subsidies to an industry that is economically non-viable. One example is long term storage of wastes..which has become a problem for the Fed Govt and taxpayers. Currently, the Feds are paying the nuke industry >$1 billion/year in fines because a permanent storage solution hasn’t been developed again using tens of billions of tax dollars. And I don’t think anyone knows what to do or the cost of dealing with the end of life nuke plants
    ————————————————-
    As you say, Hillarys response was realistic.

  114. HillaryforTexas Says:
    March 20th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Okay, this is cracking me up. The Clueless One in Chief sent a letter to Pres. Chirac of France. Only problem is, Chirac has not been there president since 2007. LOL!!

    Lyn Says:
    March 20, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    Heres a good one, http://europumas.over-blog.com/article-29271371.html

    French article ; English translation below

    Barack Obama does not seem to know that in May 2007, French voters elected Nicolas Sarkozy to the French presidency, to succeed Jacques Chirac who had been president for twelve years.

    ============================

    OH, this is great (if true)! Didn’t Obama make a similar mistake about some MIddle Eastern leader, Hezbollah, in 2008?

    Shades of Bush Jr saying he’d been endorsed by a cheese potato. Some Canadian radio show did a hoax saying Bush had been endorsed by Prime Minister Poutain (or some such word) and Bush fell for it.

  115. rgb44hrc Says:
    March 21st, 2009 at 1:49 am

    ABM90 Says:
    March 20th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Hillary will be 45 in 2012
    &&&&&&&&&&&

    I’d love to know what vitamins she’s taking.

    She does look really fit, alert, and vibrant for her age…42.

    =====================

    LOL! Somebody asked her and she said it’s because she likes to eat hot peppers.

  116. turndownobama”Sorry that I failed to leave a more clear comment about Hillarys very near future for a run for the presidency.She is a gorgeous 60 year old with the drive and stamina like very few women can attain.THe 45 that I mentioned was her next in order run for the presidency as we watch and listen to Teleboma melt down by 2012.I actualy believe that this scenario will actually play out as the american people become fed up with this selfserving greenhorn.Keep the word out there and lets make it happen for our country.Hillary is ready at any time and any place to take over the reins and cleanup the mess that W and BO have left behind.

    By ABM90 My hope lies eternal in my soul and brain that we can do this for our great country.

  117. ABM90 Says:
    March 21st, 2009 at 5:58 am

    turndownobama”Sorry that I failed to leave a more clear comment about Hillarys very near future for a run for the presidency.She is a gorgeous 60 year old with the drive and stamina like very few women can attain.THe 45 that I mentioned was her next in order run for the presidency as we watch and listen to Teleboma melt down by 2012.

    ==================

    Yes, I caught your joke, that was funny! Someone else mentioned vitamins so I told about the peppers.

  118. Julianne to play Hillary
    21/03/2009

    Los Angeles – Julianne Moore has been cast as Hillary Clinton in new film Special Relationship. The actress will star opposite Dennis Quaid – who will play Hillary’s husband, ex-US President Bill Clinton – in the movie which will show how Bill’s “inappropriate relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky nearly ended his time in power.

    A source said: “This is a big role for both of them. Playing Hillary, a wife who stands by her unfaithful husband, will be something she can get her teeth stuck into.” The former world leader was threatened with impeachment over his liaisons with Monica between 1995 and 1997.

    Dennis reportedly beat four other leading actors – Russell Crowe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alec Baldwin and Tim Robbins – to win the role of Bill.

    Special Relationship is the closing film of a political trilogy written by Peter Morgan, following The Deal – about Tony Blair’s rise to power in the British Labour party – and The Queen which focused on the reaction of the British Royal Family to the death of Princess Diana. Special Relationship will be Peter’s directorial debut. The film will also feature Michael Sheen as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who will be seen growing frustrated with Bill as his attentions move from politics to his own personal crisis. Special Relationship starts filming in the UK and US in July.

    news24.com/News24/Entertainment/Celebrities/0,,2-1225-2108_2489378,00.html

    —————————

    Is this for real or a just a joke in very poor taste?

  119. $1 trillion deficits estimated for each of next 10 years

    By Win McNamee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama’s budget would generate unsustainably large deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according to new estimates released Friday. The new Congressional Budget Office figures predict Obama’s budget will produce $9.3 trillion worth of red ink over 2010-2019. That’s $2.3 trillion worse than the administration predicted in its budget just last month.

    Worst of all, CBO says the deficit under Obama’s policies would never go below 4% of the size of the economy, figures that economists agree are unsustainable. By the end of the decade, the deficit would exceed 5% of gross domestic product, a dangerously high level. The latest figures throw a major monkey wrench into efforts to enact Obama’s budget, which promises universal health care for all and higher spending for domestic programs like education and research into renewable energy.

    The dismal deficit figures, if they prove to be accurate, inevitably raise the prospect that Obama and his allies controlling Congress would have to consider raising taxes after the recession ends or else pare back his agenda. White House budget chief Peter Orszag said that CBO’s long-range economic projections are more pessimistic than those of the White House, private economists and the Federal Reserve and that he remained confident that Obama’s budget, if enacted, would produce smaller deficits.
    Even so, Orszag acknowledged that if the CBO projections prove accurate, Obama’s budget would produce deficits that could not be sustained. “Deficits in the, let’s say, 5% of GDP range would lead to rising debt-to-GDP ratios that would ultimately not be sustainable,” Orszag told reporters.

    Deficits so big put upward pressure on interest rates as the government offers more attractive interest rates to attract borrowers. “I think deficits of 5% (of GDP) are unsupportable,” said economist Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com. “It will lead to higher interest rates to the point where it will force policymakers to make changes.”

    Republicans immediately piled on. “This report should serve as the wake-up call this Administration needs,” said House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. “We simply cannot continue to mortgage our children and grandchildren’s future to pay for bigger and more costly government.”

    But Obama insisted on Friday that his agenda is still on track. “What we will not cut are investments that will lead to real growth and prosperity over the long term,” Obama said. “That’s why our budget makes a historic commitment to comprehensive health care reform. That’s why it enhances America’s competitiveness by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and building a clean energy economy.” “It doesn’t change what the president’s focus is, in terms of his objectives in making critical investments, and doesn’t change his ability to halve the deficit in four years,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget for the 2010 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 contains ambitious programs to overhaul the U.S. health care system and initiate new “cap-and-trade” rules to combat global warming.
    Both initiatives involve raising federal revenues sharply higher, but those dollars wouldn’t be used to defray the burgeoning deficit and would instead help pay for Obama’s health plan and implement Obama’s $400 tax credit for most workers and $800 for couples.

    Obama’s budget promises to cut the deficit to $533 billion in five years. The CBO says the red ink for that year will total $672 billion. Most disturbing to Obama allies like Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., are the longer term projections, which climb above $1 trillion again by the end of the next decade and approach 6% of GDP by 2019. Among about a dozen major changes to Obama’s budget, Conrad is looking to curb Obama’s 9% increase for non-defense appropriations to show short-term progress and insists that the long-term deficit and debt crisis will have to be addressed via a special bipartisan commission. “The budget that I’ll submit will cut the deficit by more than two-thirds over these first five years,” Conrad. “These imbalances are just absolutely unsustainable.”

    The worsening economy is responsible for the even deeper fiscal mess inherited by Obama. As an illustration, CBO says the deficit for the current budget year, which began Oct. 1, will top $1.8 trillion, $93 billion more than foreseen by the White House. That would equal 13% of GDP, a level not seen since World War II. The 2009 deficit, fueled by the $700 billion Wall Street bailout and diving tax revenues stemming from the worsening recession, is four times the previous $459 billion record set just last year. The CBO’s estimate for 2010 is worse as well, with a deficit of almost $1.4 trillion expected under administration policies, about $200 billion more than predicted by Obama.

    Long-term deficit predictions have proven notoriously fickle — George W. Bush inherited flawed projections of a 10-year, $5.6 trillion surplus and instead produced record deficits — and if the economy outperforms CBO’s expectations, the deficits could prove significantly smaller. Republicans say Obama’s budget plan taxes, spends and borrows too much, and they’ve been sharply critical of his $787 billion economic stimulus measure and a just-passed $410 billion omnibus spending bill that awarded big increases to domestic agency budgets.

    The administration says it inherited deficits totaling $9 trillion over the next decade and that its budget plan cuts $2 trillion from those deficits. But most of those spending reductions come from reducing costs for the war in Iraq.

    usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-03-20-federal-deficit_N.htm

  120. AIG bonues even larger than reported …per the CT Attorney General…

    RESGIN DODD!!!!
    RESIGN GEITNER!!!!
    RESIGN OBAMA
    RESIGN REID
    RSIGN PELOSI!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. Remember, you have to hand O a paper right before he has to lose it or he loses it. He said that in a debate with HRC. I guess he just did not have time to read the paper.

    Anyone who knows anything about leading or running something knows, you delegate what you can to competent people, and keep you hands on the crisis pivotal stuff.

    He does not know who the competent people are (good thing HRC volunteered to take SOS)l, and he does not know what the crisis pivotal areas are.

    Bill was being kind about managing critical areas. But what he did not say was you have to know what you are doing when you juggle several balls is in the air. I don’t think O is a juggler. Obviously HRC is as she has tackled several international areas at once.

  122. Julianne to play Hillary
    21/03/2009
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    This is what many people, and not just republicans, dislike and revile about Hollywood.

    What can something like this possibly add to what we already know? Why do we need to know more about this?

    What spineless, unimaginative, low life Hollywood executive chose story over all the others?

    Why not do a movie on the current situation about a fraud who with GE and Wall Street backing destroyed the country?

    But they wont tell that story until years from now when it is safe–and the damage is done. They are just cowards. Cowards and low lifes.

    It isnt their bias so much as their selective outrage and cowardice that is utterly disgusting.

    You see it vividly in jackasses like Sarandon and Fonda who oppose nuclear power but love bambi, oppose the Iraq War but dont care that he has broken his promise to be out, claim to support civil liberties but wink and nod when he does an about face on FISA.

    People of strong principles until they are called upon to defend them and then fold like a cheap house of cards.

  123. It has always been suspected that the monied interests held the strings that made the puppets dance. But never until now has that fact been more obvious than with this charley mccarthy. He is a boon to them, and a death wish for the country. And an object lesson on how easy it is for a vulnerable population to be taken in by a charlatan. That IS the story that needs to be told, Hollywood needs to tell it, and if it has any regard for the welfare of the country–which it does not, then it needs to be told now, not twenty years from now when it scarcely matters.

  124. There has got to be some deeper motive by cnn for their anti Hillary bias.

    I think it goes well beyond a ratings strategy. If that was all there was to it then persumably that bias would have been equally pronounced in abc, and cbs.

    Some executive in cnn made the decision to headhunt her and gave that push to robots like Brown, Blitzer, Schneider, Cafferty et al. It they tried to give it to Lou Dobbs, I am sure he told them to stick it where the sun don’t shine, but the others mentioned are, how shall I put it, more malleable.

    I wish I knew what it was. The reason why it is important to understand their real motive is because it infects their reporting, and we can discredit their reporting on that basis with people who think.

    I think the

  125. Evan Bayh, and 15 other Dems, are forming a cohesive block of “moderates” who want some prudence and oversight. If they are successful, they could become like the Democratic version of the gang of 14, who injected some sanity into the Republican free-for-all back in the day.

    He announced it on Morning Joe. I already called his office and left a message commending him for this effort, and wished them well.

    Video here:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/vp/29753022#29753022

  126. wwoebi,

    cafferty is a weakling and a disgrace to his profession. I’m not sure where he got his credentials, but every word out of his mouth is ugly and distorted.

    In that “boys only club” sort of way, I think he and many others are extremely jealous of Hillary.

    That being said, I always thought that deep down Wolfe Blitzer does admire her.

  127. Since you all are my eyes and ears on what is going on in television, I am surprised that no one has posted anything about what Lou Dobbs is saying about this mess. It is the denoument of everything he has been preaching for the past five years, so I can hardly believe he is mute about it. I just hope he does not burst a cornary because some of us are hoping that he runs for public office. It has been reported that he may do that in New Jersey. Its time Laughtenburg retired.

  128. Jan–I agree Blitzer admirers her personally. But for money he is willing to do the devils bidding.

    As for Cafferty, they shoot horses dont they? Then why not jackasses?

    No self respecting network would have him on. He is a loon. Worse, he is an oberman.

  129. Now that I’ve had time to think about it, I wonder if this b-rated movie about the Clintons is just another way to keep the scandal alive in people’s minds so when the time comes for her to run again, the bias will still be there.

  130. Geithner Puts Finishing Touches on Plan to Revive U.S. Banks

    By Robert Schmidt and Rebecca Christie

    March 21 (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration put the finishing touches on a plan to remove troubled assets from banks’ balance sheets that will be unveiled early next week. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner intends to expand the Federal Reserve’s new $1 trillion Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility to buy frozen assets, according to people familiar with the proposal. The revamped Fed program will sit alongside the Treasury’s planned public-private investment funds, while the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s role will probably involve buying distressed loans, the people said. “We’re going to move quickly to lay out a new financing program to deal with these legacy assets,” Geithner said in an interview with Bloomberg television at a meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers in Horsham, England, last weekend. “We have and expect to see a lot of support for this program.”

    Geithner’s next step to cleanse banks’ balance sheets so they can start lending again will be crucial after the lack of detail in a rescue he outlined last month caused a sell-off in financial stocks. The initiative’s success will depend on the participation of financial institutions, some of whose leaders yesterday criticized congressional proposals to tax Wall Street bonuses. Private investment managers would run the Treasury funds that purchase the toxic securities. The rollout of details on the toxic-asset plan slipped into next week as the Treasury Department grapples with the outcry over bonuses awarded by insurer American International Group Inc. AIG has received more than $170 billion in government aid.

    As it’s currently set up, the Fed’s TALF program may lend as much as $1 trillion to investors from hedge funds and pension funds to insurance companies to buy recently created securities backed by loans for car purchases, college education and real estate.
    Broadening the TALF to include older, illiquid and lower- rated securities could allow the participants in the public- private investment funds to potentially repackage assets and sell them on to a wider group.

    The Fed’s policy-making committee, which met this week in Washington, said in its March 18 statement that the range of eligible collateral for the TALF “is likely to be expanded to include other financial assets.” The Federal Open Market Committee also pledged $1.15 trillion of extra measures to lower borrowing costs, including purchases of long-term Treasuries. The TALF is supported with money from the $700 billion bank-rescue fund passed by Congress in October. The Bush administration originally set aside $20 billion to seed $200 billion in loans; Geithner has proposed raising the government contribution to $100 billion. The facility could need additional money to address so-called legacy assets.

    The FDIC’s role will likely also expand to help finance the administration’s initiative, and may run an aggregator-type unit that would purchase whole loans — those not packaged into other securities — three people said. FDIC officials have extensive experience dealing with nonperforming loans from their role in taking over failed banks. Under one scenario discussed, the FDIC would attach a government guarantee to the assets and then sell them to investors. Treasury spokesman Isaac Baker declined to comment. Details of the plan could still change. “The markets are just getting increasingly nervous, the longer they wait to announce the plan,” said Stephen Myrow, a former Treasury official in the Bush administration who helped create the TALF.

    American banks have suffered more than $800 billion in writedowns and credit losses since the market for subprime mortgages collapsed in 2007. The credit crisis that followed pushed the economy into the deepest recession since 1982. A surge in unemployment and collapse in house prices has added to bad loans and further discouraged banks from lending. The crisis pushed the U.S. government into pouring billions of dollars into financial institutions, including Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp. and AIG.

    President Barack Obama has ordered Geithner to “pursue every legal avenue” to recoup money distributed to employees in an AIG unit that sold credit-default swaps and whose bad bets helped touch off the financial crisis.

    Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Lewis called a proposed tax on bonuses “unfair” in a memo to employees yesterday, while Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit said his bank is “working in every appropriate way with policymakers.” JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon held a conference call with about 200 executives, saying the firm is concerned about retention and is working with lawmakers.

    The banks are responding to an outcry in Congress over $165 million in bonuses paid by AIG after the insurer received $173 billion in federal bailout funds. The Senate will vote next week on levies on bonuses after the House of Representatives approved a 90 percent tax on bonuses at companies that received bailout funds. “People are very anxious about this getting too widespread, this notion that no one on Wall Street or in banking deserves any money,” said Seamus McMahon, a consultant with Booz & Co. in New York, who works with financial firms.

    The Treasury secretary disappointed markets and lawmakers when he didn’t provide many specifics about the distressed asset clean-up in his Feb. 10 unveiling of the administration’s approach. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Financials Index slumped 11 percent that day. It has since advanced about 12 percent after statements from banks including Citigroup and Bank of America that earnings accelerated since the start of the year. Still, the index has retreated the past two days as legislators worked to increase restrictions on executive pay. The Fed said earlier this month that existing pay limits wouldn’t apply under the TALF program.

    Opening the TALF to legacy assets “is the most effective and efficient way to purge troubled assets from the financial system,” Myrow said. To guard against losses the Fed would take so-called haircuts, or discounts on the loans, for the collateral it accepts. It’s not clear when Obama will need to ask Congress for more money to continue to fund the bank-rescue program. Most of the $700 billion has already been allocated to existing programs. “We’re talking about big numbers here,” said Kevin Petrasic, a former official at the Office of Thrift Supervision, who is now a lawyer at the Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker law firm in Washington. Congress is still “smarting” from having to dole out for saving Wall Street, he said.

    bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a5z1.VcMZHBM&refer=home

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    It’s getting so money isn’t worth anything anymore. Maybe everyone should go back to the ancient bartering system.

  131. Oh well sure we left the barn door open and allowed them to come in and steal everything that was in it from the American People, but as Speaker of the House I promise you that we will not take this sitting down. (Waiter: make it another double old fashioned please.)

    Oh not not us, not me and Barcrack. We intend to hunt them down like dogs, through the mountains, the valleys and the plains, though summer winter and fall (with a few vacations in between), and when we find those ornery critters who stole the American People we fully intend to tax them. I promise you that.

  132. E-diplomacy? Hillary Clinton embraces new media

    By MATTHEW LEE – 2 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Her videos aren’t quite viral yet and she’s not tweeting, but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is embracing new media, using the Web to promote the agency and her role as the nation’s top envoy.

    In less than three months, Clinton’s State Department has embarked on a digital diplomacy drive aimed at spreading the word about American foreign policy and restoring Washington’s image. Part of a broader Internet outreach by President Barack Obama’s administration, Clinton’s Web efforts already have outpaced those of her predecessors. Since taking over at Foggy Bottom, Clinton’s team has built on e-diplomacy innovations developed during George W. Bush’s presidency:

    They have revamped the department’s Web site (state.gov) and the Dipnote blog (blogs.state.gov and twitter.com/dipnote) with a fresh array of features, graphics and colorful posts.
    Users can track her foreign travel on an interactive map (state.gov/secretary/trvl/map/?trip_id5).
    They can keep up virtually with her every move through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube (youtube.com/user/statevideo).
    They can pose questions through an “ask-the-secretary” column (state.gov/r/pa/ei/ask/secretary/117297.htm) that recently was revised to “text the secretary.” (state.gov/r/pa/ei/ask/secretary/120236.htm)

    “New media is critical in this new era of diplomacy, where smart power and expanded dialogues are essential to achieving our foreign policy goals,” said Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s longtime confidante and chief of staff.

    Even for a government Web site, early indications show a surge in interest, according to internal State Department statistics provided to The Associated Press. Daily views of the Dipnote have doubled from 10,000 a year ago to 20,000 today, with 700 subscribers to its RSS feed, twice as many as in March 2008. The number of followers of the department on Twitter has tripled since Jan. 20, when Obama took office, while the department’s Facebook friends have increased by 2 1/2 times in the same period.

    “What they are bringing in is more willingness to experiment,” said Peter Daou, who was Clinton’s Web guru during her 2008 presidential run. “They are starting to push the envelope.” What remains unclear, though, is whether the spike in interest reflects the revamped Web site or the public’s fascination with Clinton’s latest career shift. “The personality behind it can’t be dismissed,” said Daou, who now blogs on human rights and other issues for U.N. Dispatch (undispatch.com).

    Like Obama, Clinton carries a Blackberry, but she is not allowed to use it on the department’s secure seventh floor where her office is. Aides say she takes an active role in answering questions from the Web, responding to bloggers and pushing her agency’s new media agenda. “The United States Government is behind nearly everybody, except in certain discrete areas, in terms of technology,” she told department employees at a town hall meeting in February. “We are, in my view, wasting time, wasting money, wasting opportunities, because we are not prepared to communicate effectively with what is out there in the business world and the private world.”

    Clinton was quick to embrace new media at the start of her presidential campaign. She announced her entry into the race in February 2007 on the Web and followed with regular Internet chats and Internet fundraising appeals.
    Nonetheless, Clinton was surpassed by the Obama campaign’s mastery of the Internet and social networking sites. Obama used the Web to raise record donations and identify and orchestrate an army of volunteers.

    Clinton was first lady when the first White House Web site debuted in 1994. It was a bare-bones operation compared with what is available now. Three years later, the State Department went online during Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s tenure. But it wasn’t until 2007, under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s spokesman, Sean McCormack, that the department’s public affairs shop began exploring new media in earnest. McCormack started the Dipnote blog, which some foreign service veterans predicted would fail, given the private and stuffy nature of diplomacy. The site endured under Rice. Clinton has retooled Dipnote with a Twitter feed and a broader range of posts from diplomats. It’s more than just window dressing. This past week, diplomats used Twitter to “tweet” down false rumors they feared might lead to a siege on the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar.

    On her first two foreign trips, to Asia and then the Middle East and Europe, local bloggers were “embedded” with the traveling press corps, broadening the audience for Clinton’s official meetings and public appearances, which often produce more personal than policy questions.

    On her question site, Clinton has responded to a varied questions, from “Should the U.S. engage in direct dialogue with Hamas?” to “How did you like meeting the Japanese students?”
    By the end of Clinton’s trip to the Mideast, her “text the secretary” feature had received nearly 2,000 text messages. On both trips, Clinton also participated in Webcasts. One in Beijing on climate change generated more than 10.2 million page views, more than 50,000 comments and 7,000 questions, according to the statistics.

    Clinton’s staff say they plan to venture further into the realm of social networking, an animated online world called Second Life, and cell phone technology. The department hopes to follow through on a Bush administration organized project that brought together Facebook, Google, Howcast, YouTube, AT&T, MTV, Columbia Law School, Access360Media and Gen-Next for an Alliance of Youth Movements summit.
    It also wants to expand on X-Life, a mobile phone game launched in February that is aimed at helping youth in the Middle East learn English and teaching them about American history, culture and values.

    google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jU_VDPYS_VxZtkzHdO8fv397reSQD972F0L80

  133. Now that I’ve had time to think about it, I wonder if this b-rated movie about the Clintons is just another way to keep the scandal alive in people’s minds so when the time comes for her to run again, the bias will still be there
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    The political motive here is clear. But alot depends on now Hillary is depicted.

  134. I’m no fan of Matt Taibbi, since he helped push the Obamanation into office to start with, but this quote from his Rolling Stone article cracked me up:

    The best way to understand the financial crisis is to understand the meltdown at AIG. AIG is what happens when short, bald managers of otherwise boring financial bureaucracies start seeing Brad Pitt in the mirror. This is a company that built a giant fortune across more than a century by betting on safety-conscious policyholders — people who wear seat belts and build houses on high ground — and then blew it all in a year or two by turning their entire balance sheet over to a guy who acted like making huge bets with other people’s money would make his dick bigger.

  135. Clinton hater Matt Lee trying to put his best face on the fact that his employer AP can no longer control the message. Their voice will decline further when more print media bites the dust. Dust to dust for these biased media ideologues. True to form he lauds the bot internet machine, which was an assault on freedom of expression. That however was a diversion. The critical factor was money and blackmail on various levels. Again, the story which is relevant and Hollywood refuses to tell.

  136. wbboei, I can’t stand him either. He’s a two-faced opportunist. But it’s still a good article.

    There are plenty of people who have noticed, in recent years, that when they lost their homes to foreclosure or were forced into bankruptcy because of crippling credit-card debt, no one in the government was there to rescue them. But when Goldman Sachs — a company whose average employee still made more than $350,000 last year, even in the midst of a depression — was suddenly faced with the possibility of losing money on the unregulated insurance deals it bought for its insane housing bets, the government was there in an instant to patch the hole. That’s the essence of the bailout: rich bankers bailing out rich bankers, using the taxpayers’ credit card.

    The people who have spent their lives cloistered in this Wall Street community aren’t much for sharing information with the great unwashed. Because all of this shit is complicated, because most of us mortals don’t know what the hell LIBOR is or how a REIT works or how to use the word “zero coupon bond” in a sentence without sounding stupid — well, then, the people who do speak this idiotic language cannot under any circumstances be bothered to explain it to us and instead spend a lot of time rolling their eyes and asking us to trust them.

    That roll of the eyes is a key part of the psychology of Paulsonism. The state is now being asked not just to call off its regulators or give tax breaks or funnel a few contracts to connected companies; it is intervening directly in the economy, for the sole purpose of preserving the influence of the megafirms. In essence, Paulson used the bailout to transform the government into a giant bureaucracy of entitled assholedom, one that would socialize “toxic” risks but keep both the profits and the management of the bailed-out firms in private hands. Moreover, this whole process would be done in secret, away from the prying eyes of NASCAR dads, broke-ass liberals who read translations of French novels, subprime mortgage holders and other such financial losers.

  137. Business is Risky, well only risky for the little businesses or little people. Remember the phrase that Taxes are only for the little people. Now you know what this Democracy thinks of you.

  138. In other mind-boggling news, the Cheetos have officiously pronounced that Obama’s Special Olympics remark was in no way offensive. And their reasoning? Because the audience laughed.

    No lie, that’s their logic, here. The audience laughed, ergo it was only a joke, ergo it is not offensive.

  139. In other mind-boggling news, the Cheetos have officiously pronounced that Obama’s Special Olympics remark was in no way offensive. And their reasoning? Because the audience laughed.
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    They are like the so called “good germans” of the nazi era. They avert their eyes from injustice because they havent the conscience and courage to speak out. That is what obamapologists ultimately are: good germans. If that sounds hyperbolic, just remember what is ultimately at stake here. Not the ego of a single man, not the worshipful ways of his amen corner, but the financial survival of this country. I say again, those who lie to the American People on behalf of Obama and avoid the truth to protect him are indeed good Germans.

  140. HillaryforTexas

    It is not about how the audience reacted, it is how the people offended feel about that remark. The Audience’s reaction is offensive also. There was no one in that audience that had the guts and courage to stand up. They just said, Oh he thinks he is being funny, and we MUST laugh as that is what is expected of us in front of the Messiah.

  141. NMF, what if we applied that standard to other offensive things? So it’s okay to tell a racist joke, so long as the audience laughs?

  142. The I was only joking defense does not wash. The reason is clear: what we say in jest tells us alot about what we really believe.

  143. I think obama is going to have to become a serial killer before the bots stop making excuses for him…and even then they will probably still be drinking the koolaid.

    This is not a phenomenon that I ever thought could happen again.

    First the hitler mania and now this.

  144. HillaryforTexas

    You are exactly right, as many laugh at racial sexism jokes, so if tht is the standard, it is OK. What we say in jest and others laugh at is a real test of our society. If said and then laughed at, it gives the impression of that is OK.

    IT IS NOT OK.

  145. I think I have told you of a meeting I was in one day (Only female), and one of the men married to a really liberated women, made an off handed remark about someone must be on midal. I explosed, and told him I took that offensively, and that I could take actions against him. He looked shocked. He went home, and discussed this with his liberal independent wife, and he came back to me and apologized. In that room, I stood up, and told all the men there that it was not OK.

    If that audience would have stood silent, and a few people stood up right away, and said I am offended, the whole country, and whole would have know that it was not OK. Instead, we said it was, and the koolaid people are now using that to say, derogatory remarks toward these special group of people is OK.

    I wonder if this audience were reassembled, and asked did they really feel that way, and why did they act that way, it might be interesting.

  146. NewMexicoFan Says:
    March 21st, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I think I have told you of a meeting I was in one day (Only female), and one of the men married to a really liberated women, made an off handed remark about someone must be on midal. I explosed, and told him I took that offensively, and that I could take actions against him.

    ================

    Oh, good for you! Give some more details? What did you say, what did the boss say?

  147. He went kind of white, and no boss was there. In fact, I was one of the ranking people in the room. I think the rest were afraid to say anything. I was glad it played out the way it did. I think the good old boy’s club has been sharing inside remarks for years with only white males in the room. If nothing else I raised the level of consciousness for that group of people, the one young man in particularl.

  148. A trip down memory lane…

    Obama’s ‘Tonight Show’ gaffe one of many for president

    Special Olympics slip isn’t the first time he has stumbled

    By John McCormick | Tribune reporter
    March 21, 2009

    For a man known as a great communicator, President Barack Obama can put his foot in his mouth from time to time. Although often deliberate and meticulous in his speaking style, Obama can also be prone to gaffes when he is relaxed or trying to have fun. Keenly aware of the stage, the coolly confident Obama can drift into trouble during unscripted moments.

    The most recent slip-up came Thursday evening as he sat on Jay Leno’s couch and offered an ill-considered comment during a “Tonight Show” appearance. After telling Leno he had scored 129 in a recent bowling game, the president offered what he intended as self-deprecating humor. “It’s like—it was like Special Olympics, or something,” he said.
    Obama gaffe draws mixed reaction from Special Olympians.

    The timing of the gaffe is less than ideal for Obama, who has been subject to media teasing in recent weeks for his extensive use of a teleprompter. Before the Leno interview had even aired, the White House apologized for the comment. As Obama flew back to Washington on Air Force One, he called Tim Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, to say he was sorry.

    “The president believes that the Special Olympics are a triumph of the human spirit,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Friday. “He understands that they deserve a lot better than … the thoughtless joke that he made last night.”

    Although all presidents have made comments that have gotten them in trouble—and Obama’s predecessor had his share—today’s 24/7 news environment raises the profile of such moments. At his first news conference as president-elect, Obama made a comment about former First Lady Nancy Reagan and seances. He had been explaining how he had reached out to former presidents for advice in the transition process, then joked that the list included only those still living. “I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any seances,” he said. Later that day, Obama called the former first lady to apologize for what aides called a “careless and off-handed remark.”

    During a relaxed moment at a closed-door fundraiser in San Francisco, Obama said some working-class voters are “bitter” about their economic plight, a statement that would plague him.
    “They cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” he said. Later he called those remarks “clumsy.”

    Obama’s famously poor bowling effort had been recorded just a few weeks earlier—almost exactly a year ago—as his campaign worked to battle suggestions that he was a liberal elitist who struggled to connect with working-class voters.

    Shortly before the flap over “bitter,” Obama had been forced to clarify a comment he made to a Philadelphia radio station where he said his white grandmother was acting like a “typical white person” when she expressed fears after seeing blacks on the streets.

    And earlier in the primary season, he turned off some voters when he called Hillary Clinton “likable enough” during a debate, a comment that came off as smug. He also famously spoke about arugula, an upscale leafy green, in corn-fed Iowa. An exhausted candidate often found himself a bit lost.

    “Thank you, Sioux City,” Obama said last May in Sioux Falls. “How’s it going Sunshine?” he said later that month in Sunrise, Fla.

    chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-obama-gaffe-21-mar21,0,6938805.story

  149. “the coolly confident Obama can drift into trouble during unscripted moments.”

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    Well, that says it all…he can’t be trusted to speak without his teleprompter…stick to the script Bo…otherwise your ‘true character’ shows loud and clear!

  150. The government is “cleansing” the banks balance sheets but it’s not stopping the banks from raising interest rates, cutting credit lines and harassing folks to pay off their cards early. No fair play for the little people once again. So the goverment will give the bank and clean slate, the bank will rape the little peeps up the ass again and pin the debt on the next several generations. Good Ole American polictics .. don’t you just love it!

  151. Did anyone see a place to comment on the Tribune story about Obama’s gaffes? it was at
    chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-obama-gaffe-21-mar21,0,6938805.story

  152. wbboei,

    CNN used to be good when Fonda and Turner had it. Then at the worst moment in 2000 they sold it to some anti-Clinton people. Wonder if those buyers are still in charge?

  153. It appears that OBambi gets no respect from the Supreme Leader. He is worse than Rodney Dangerfield.

    Perhaps the bots should go over there and protest. Hang good old sr in effigy.

    Perhaps Clyburn and Jesse Jackson III should go over there with them and call him a racist for not helping New Orleans.

    Perhaps Bambi should make good on the one remaining campaign promises which he has not yet broken and hold high tea with the leaders of Iran within one year of his presidency without preconditions.

    Teleprompter will tell him what to say–we cannot afford any gaffs.

    But the gist of it would be this: I am Obama. Messiah to the world. I have been watching you build a nuclear weapon. I am not pleased.

    I order you to cease and desist. If you defy me , I will take drastic action. I will make the Obama girl my ambassador and make you all into silly craven bots.

    Hearing that sort of nonsense from the one whats a supreme leader to do?

  154. And Fonda dissed Hillary. I can forgive her for everything else. But not that and especially not that in addition to everything else.

  155. Turndown: but getting back to whats serious here, is it your theory that the reason cnn is anti hillary because the people who bought it from Ted who was its founder were anti Hillary. That would be AOL, and originally that was Levin. He left, his son died of an overdose and he got religion (kinda like Jane). But the fellow who took over after that was a fairly benign black man who seemed pretty casper milk toast, and was according to a friend who worked there at that time–he was an infornation technology type. So who are the Hillary Haters in the exectutive ranks of that corrupt organization? SHV nailed the motive of the ge organization last night. Now we gotta figure this one out if we can.

  156. This “hatred” for Hillary is totally overblown, unwarranted, and unbelievable.

    Media have never been that reliable or trustworthy, but they have gone beyond the norm in exhibiting unethical behavior and lobbing disgusting attacks on this lady.

  157. BARACKS SONG:

    “IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN” . . . instead of this damned teleprompter which keeps talking back to me . . I hate her but I cant live without her.

    (Note: these are the lyrics from the Wizard of Oz sound track as sung by the Scarecrow. The reference to Lincoln is hardly a coincidence.)

    I could while away the hours, conferrin’ with the flowers
    Consultin’ with the rain.
    And my head I’d be scratchin’ while
    my thoughts were busy hatchin’
    If I only had a brain.

    I’d unravel every riddle for any individ’le,
    In trouble or in pain.
    With the thoughts you’ll be thinkin’
    you could be ANOTHER LINCOLN
    If you only had a brain.

    Oh, I could tell you why The ocean’s near the shore.
    I could think of things I never thunk before.
    And then I’d sit, and think some more.
    I would not be just a nothin’ my head all full of stuffin’
    My heart all full of pain
    I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,
    If I only had a brain.

  158. This “hatred” for Hillary is totally overblown, unwarranted, and unbelievable.

    Media have never been that reliable or trustworthy, but they have gone beyond the norm in exhibiting unethical behavior and lobbing disgusting attacks on this lady.
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    If we know their motive we can discredit them.

  159. “I think obama is going to have to become a serial killer before the bots stop making excuses for him…and even then they will probably still be drinking the koolaid.”

    Even Glenn Greenwald wrote a few weeks ago that if Obama rapes little girls, his supporters would argue that he’s doing it to raise awareness of child abuse.

    Also, “Dune” (it is a great novel, though I’ve always sensed homophobia in it) was written by Frank Herbert. Bob Herbert is a NY Times columnist. But I admit to making that mistake myself on occasion!

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