Daily Archives: March 12, 2010

Short delay in Obama’s trip to Indonesia – Muslims showing some love

In February it was announced that President Obama, accompanied by his family, would make a trip to Indonesia in March to “reach out to the Muslim world.”

Washington – US President Barack Obama will travel to Indonesia in March to broaden relations as part of his plan to reach out to the Muslim world, the White House said Monday. Obama plans to visit the Southeast Asian nation with the world’s largest Muslim population in the second half of March. He will also travel to Australia to celebrate 70 years of formal diplomatic relations.

He will be accompanied by wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

He was to leave on March 18th but the trip is postponed for three days in order for Obama to “focus like a laser’s beam on jobs.”  Oops.  I mean focus like a laser’s beam on ramming health care reform down the throats of the American people.

I guess he thinks he can get that done by next Sunday.

And apparently the family can’t make the trip.

Robert Gibbs “twitters” the confirmation.

Here is Gibbs’s confirmation of the delay on Twitter:

The President will delay leaving for Indonesia and Australia — will now leave Sunday — the First Lady and the girls will not be on the trip.

He may be, once again, “reaching out,” but I just don’t know about this response.

A Muslim student kicks a banner of President Barack Obama during a protest against his planned visit in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, March 12, 2010.

A student holds a poster of U.S President Barack Obama as she protests against Obama’s plans to visit Indonesia, outside the U.S. consulate in Medan, Indonesia’s North Sumatra province March 12, 2010.

Posted:  03.12.10


Filed under Barack Obama, health care

Christian Science Monitor – What’s the Deal?

A few weeks ago the Christian Science Monitor came out first with a story inferring that John Patrick Bedell, the Pentagon shooter, was a “right-wing extremist.”   The first headline read:Three days later they changed the headline and lead-in, when it became apparent Mr. Bedell was a Bush hating Truther. Of course, it had already been spread all over the internet by then.

Today, Yahoo has on the front page another story from the Christian Science Monitor, this time about a statement Rush Limbaugh made about moving to Costa Rica if the health care reform bill passed.

Well, get a grip.  He said that as an exaggeration to make a point, much like I would be doing if I said, if they pass health care reform, I’m going to shoot myself or they will replay this dribble on the news 15,000 times today.  Of course, he didn’t mean he was REALLY going to move to Costa Rica.

When I see this news organization coming out with what really is mis- reporting, I think, what’s the deal with them?  What is their agenda?  Who is behind them?

Just to satisfy my own curiosity, I found that the Christian Science Monitor was founded by Mary Baker Eddy, founder of  the Christian Scientist movement.  On their website it is stated that the founder, Mary Baker Eddy, explained their mission this way: “To injure no man, but to bless all mankind.”

Well, it goes without saing that printing misleading and false stories helps no one, and, in fact, can do a lot of harm.

Either they just don’t care or they are being used and fed information from some left-wing source.  It’s pretty obvious they are more than anxious to print something to push some propoganda.  I think they might fit in the same categor as AP, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, et cetera.

Posted:  03.12.10

(Thanks to Gateway Pundit who had the screen shot of the original headline.)


Filed under health care, Media, Uncategorized