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House says drill – Senate and White House oppose

In a 243-179 vote Thursday, the House passed a measure that would open up areas off the West and East coasts, Alaska and the eastern Gulf of Mexico to drilling.  All republicans and even 28 democrats voted for the bill.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll309.xml

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2015035053_apuscongressdrillbills.html

The Senate is unlikely to pass it and it is opposed by the White House.

If we started drilling, I have no doubt that gas prices will start to go down.

This puts it on the line as to who is responsible for the persistent high gas prices.  They are trying every way possible to divert attention but fault is squarely at the doorstep of the democrats and the white house.  Without any doubt.

They would rather fund drilling for Brazil and have us buy oil from them.  Disgraceful.

The democrats and the white house want us all to be bankrupt.

Posted:  05.12.11 @ 3:21 p.m.

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Watching brave Navy Seals from the safety of the situation room – Update: staged photo

AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza

In this image released by the White House and digitally altered by the source to diffuse the paper in front of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House.

First thing I saw this morning was this photo.  Can you believe this?  I guess Obama thinks he finally got his “Oklahoma City Moment.” Sickening.  Who in the world would be filming this killing?  Did they dispatch a white house filming crew or something?

Why would the white house release such a photo as this if not purely as what they consider to be “good publicity?”  There is no other reason on earth why.  There is a little problem with it though, Obama looks like he’s about 10 years old.  Not a very demanding or commanding presence.

I had noticed the crowd that had gathered, at least what they showed on tv, to celebrate and at the time there was a feeling that something was a little off.  Now I know there is no way that was a spontaneous crowd.  It was all very young people, screaming and pumping fists in unison.  Looked like something out of Egypt or Libya.  And the huge American flags…..no way do these young people have a brand new American flag just hanging around in their apartment.  Many were almost glistening with newness with creases very prominent having just been removed from the packaging.  Who provided the flags?  Where would they get them at 10:30 at night?  So who had organized them?  Probably an Organizing for America or ACORN operation.

I  give all credit and honor to the Navy Seals.  Brave men putting their lives on the line while these punks sit in perfect safety watching it like some porno flick or something.  And then have gall to release it for publication.  Who would even think to have the AP there to take the picture?  Stinks.

And when I add this photo to the statement I heard that Obama had made yesterday, “the country is united as they were after 9/11” there is no doubt in my mind they are thinking of this purely in political terms.  All PR as it relates to Barack Hussein Obama.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20110502/us_time/httpswamplandtimecom20110502insidethesituationroomweveiddgeronimoxidrssfullnationyahoo

The administration is trying to convert its successful killing of Osama bin Laden into domestic political clout, as it faces  a tough summer of deficit-debates, rising gas-prices and and stubborn unemployment numbers.

The political “unity that we felt on 9/11 has frayed a little bit over the years, and I have no illusions about the difficulties of the debates that we’ll have to be engaged in, in the weeks and months to come,” President Barack Obama told a White House dinner for Hill chairmen and chairwomen last night. “It is my fervent hope that we can harness some of that unity and some of that pride [sparked by the bin Laden killing] to confront the many challenges that we still face,” he said at the close of his short speech before the dinner.

Update:  Now I’m hearing the whole thing was staged.  I guess they were staring at a blank screen.  Everything is staged with this bunch.  But I should have known since the photo was an AP photo, so they had to be called in to take it.  I thought that Hillary was the only one who looked horrified at what she was seeing, but now she says it was just allergies.  🙂   And to think these clowns are in charge of the country.  Now that is horrifying.

Posted:  05.03.11 @8:18 a.m.  Updated:  Added the Daily Caller link 05.03.11 @ 10:53 a.m.  Updated:  05.05.11 @ 6:35 p.m.

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Norah O’Donnell really messed up, tweeted Obama killed

Whoa.  Serious mistake by Norah.

In an attempt to release the news of Osama bin Laden’s death quickly late Sunday night, MSNBC correspondent Norah O’Donnell accidentally reported on Twitter that “Obama” had been “killed” instead.

“Obama shot and killed,” Norah O’Donnell posted on Twitter, citing NBC Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski as her source.

Posted:  05.02.11 @ 7:30 a.m.

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Funny: Glenn Beck uncomfortable with Trump

Well.  Donald Trump is making Glenn Beck “a little uncomfortable.”  That is too funny.  Who is he trying to fool?   I laughed out loud at this one.

I’ll tell you what, I like them both.  It is a wonderful thing to hear a man speak out and I don’t much care what he says.  It’s more that he has the guts to do it.  I can sort it all out for myself.  But I cannot stand a mealy mouthed, side-stepping. double-talking man who seems scared of his own shadow.  

So Glenn Beck, for this one time I think you need to shut up.  In fact, when you said this you yourself were a little mealymouthed and didn’t say it with much conviction.  You might want to stay away from Bill O’Reilly because he’s one of the guys who will do anything to get an interview with the president.  He covers it up pretty well, but he craves invites to the white house and will do just about anything to get the ratings. including throwing up the pole dancers every chance he gets.

And Donald Trump, you just keep on talking, baby.  Keep on talking. 

 Fox News host Glenn Beck said Friday night that Donald Trump has been making him “a little uncomfortable recently” with some of the wilder claims he’s made about President Barack Obama.

 
 
Posted:  04.02.11

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Not everybody in the USA is hurting (Repost)

American People — Get ready for heavy lifting and sacrifices “for the greater good.”

Meanwhile — some recent real estate transactions.  I’m glad to see the Wall Street bailout was successful.  See more at Luxist:

–Lehman’s former head of mortgage banking, Kurt A. Locher, recently spent $5.25 million on a West End Avenue apartment.

–Ex-AIG executive vice president Robert M. Sandler spent $3.45 million at the Hampshire House the day after the F.B.I. announced its investigation into his old firm’s collapse.

–Rosemary T. Berkery, the former vice chairman, general counsel and senior vice president at Merrill Lynch, has bought a $5.2 million apartment at 975 Park Avenue. She and her husband, attorney Robert Hausen, already have a co-op five floors down in the building.

–Jeff Zavattero, a Bear Stearns senior managing director recently sold his apartment at 530 East 76th St. for $4.2 million for his apartment.

–A former Lehman Brothers vice chairman Kunho Cho sold his One Beacon Court condo for $10 million. Mr. Cho and his wife, Tay, paid only $5.975 million when they bought the apartment in June 2005.

-Leo Tilman, Bear Stearns’ chief institutional strategist before starting up his own firm, has paid $3.5 million for a condo at Tribeca’s 101 Warren Street.

–50 Cent has dropped the price of his 19-bedroom, 51,000-square-foot Farmington, Connecticut mansion by $4 million. The home, Mike Tyson’s former home, was listed at $18.5 million when it was our estate of the day in 2007.

It’s hard out here…..:

Posted:  01.11.09  Repost:  03.07.09

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Stop the “Stimulus” plan! (Update)

…..only $90 billion out of $825 billion, or about 12 cents of every $1, is for something that can plausibly be considered a growth stimulus. And even many of these projects aren’t likely to help the economy immediately.

Read this from the Wall Street Journal for an overview of this almost trillion dollar spending plan they are trying to shove down our throats.

A few examples of what’s in this bill:

150 million to Acorn
4.8 million polar bear exhibit at the Providence, RI Zoo
$1.5 million water ride in Miami, FL.
$20 million minor league baseball museum in Durham, North Carolina;
$6.1 million for corporate jet hangars at the Fayetteville, Arkansas
$20 million for renovations at the Philadelphia Zoo;
$1.5 million program to reduce prostitution in Dayton, Ohio.
hundreds of millions for the ‘arts’
$500 million for global warming research

I am watching CSPAN debates on this bill in the U.S. House and I just heard someone  say that this bill will cost OVER $200,000 TO CREATE ONE JOB.

UPDATED:  WASHINGTON – In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration’s plan to revive a badly ailing economy.

The vote was 244-188, with Republicans unanimous in opposition despite Obama’s pleas for bipartisan support. Eleven Democrats voted against the measure, while no Republicans supported it.

Borrowed money, all, with interest!!  Thank you, House Republicans for voting against this.  The democrats own this one lock, stock, and barrel.

Of the Democrats, 11 voted against the measure. Among them: Allen Boyd, D-Fla., Bobby Bright, D-Ala., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind., Parker Griffith, D-Ala., Paul Kanjorski, D-Penn., Frank M. Kratovil, D-Md., Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, John E. Peterson, D-Penn., Heath Shuler, D-N.C., and Gene Taylor, D-Miss.

Posted:  01.28.09


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Bush booed at inauguration – sad display of bad taste

You know it’s bad when Chris Matthews says, “Bad form here” as the crowd boos President Bush (at least at the time he was president) and chants “Nah, Nah, Nah, Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye.  What it is, is disgraceful.

Barack Obama said it is time to “put aside childish things.”  Some of his supporters haven’t gotten the message.  Bush made this transition as smooth as he possibly could.  He is speaking in Texas now, saying, graciously, “Today we swore in a good man and we offer up our prayers for his success.”

Posted:  01.20.09

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