Thursday, June 24, 2010

McCrystal & Rolling Stone, Al Gore Sex Poodle, Obama Lied, Obama and Health Insurance Price Controls, Why Does Obama Whine Like a Little Bitch? What if a Republican said it?, Giving Kagan a Second Thought, Tampa Bay Oil Danger! Boycott Fox News? Condoms to Grade-Schoolers!?

McChrystal Rolling Stone...reporter didn't think general would lose his job because of story - NY Daily News

The Rolling Stone reporter who recorded Gen. Stanley McChrystal's candid criticisms of the Obama administration thought the comments would cause the general a headache, not get him the heave-ho. "I thought his position was basically untouchable," Michael Hastings told NBC's "Today" show Thursday. McChrystal resigned under pressure Wednesday. Gen. David Petraeus will take over U.S. command in Afghanistan. In the article, McChrystal disparaged members of President Obama's staff, including U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and special envoy Richard Holbrooke.

McChrystal firing is diverting us from much more serious problems - Wizbang

Al Gore behaved like 'crazed sex poodle' with masseuse - London Telegraph (U.K.)

A masseuse has accused Al Gore, the former US vice president, of sexually assaulting her at an Oregon hotel during a global warming lecture tour in 2006. The unidentified 54-year-old woman gave police a detailed account of her claims that Mr Gore groped and kissed her in an aggressive attempt to have sex during a night-time appointment in his suite. However, the police concluded that there was insufficient evidence to press charges. The woman, who recalled telling Mr Gore he was behaving like a "crazed sex poodle", claims he pinned her to his bed and forcibly French kissed her.

Obama Lied; Knew About Blagojevich Plot - First Things
Barack Obama’s Surrogate Father - AIM

Davis, described only as “Frank” in Obama’s memoir, Dreams from My Father, was a major influence over Obama for eight years of his life. He operated as a journalist, first in Chicago, where he came into contact with Obama associate Valerie Jarrett’s former father-in-law, and then Hawaii, where he wrote for a Communist Party-sponsored newspaper financed by a communist-controlled labor union.
'Wal-Mart Moms' Turn on the Democrats - Rantburg

The bad news for Democrats keeps pouring in. Now it comes from Wal-Mart moms -- women with children under 18 who shop at Wal-Mart. They tend to be Democrats and more of them than not voted for President Obama in 2008. But they're leaning Republican this year. And despite the happy economic talk from the White House, they believe the economy is hurting their families and their situation will be just as bad a year from now.

Horrible Idea of the Day: Government Credit Cards for Everyone - Verum Serum


Obama administration eyeing price controls in health insurance -      Hot Air

In a shot across the bow to the insurance industry Tuesday, President Obama warned companies facing higher costs in part because of his health care law not to hike their prices, saying “we’ll be watching closely.”
Backing up his rhetoric behind the scenes, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is quietly working on a new regulation to determine when insurance price increases are “unreasonable” and potentially prohibited by law.

Jeb Bush Likens Obama to Immature Child. Suggests Obama is Obsessed with Criticism - Flopping Aces

Eyeblast Video: What if a Republican said it?
Rep Kanjorski (D-PA): We Are Giving Relief to ‘Average, Good American People’ Not ‘Minorities’ or ‘Defective’ People

All I can say is DAMN...

Adrienne T. Washington...Giving Kagan a Second Thought - Afro-American

The nomination of Elena Kagan deserves a much closer look when her Senate confirmation begin June 28. African Americans particularly, cannot allow our judgment of her slim record be clouded by a knee-jerk desire to see Pres. Obama do well.

The NAACP and other leading civil rights organizations originally preferred that the first African-American president nominate an African-American woman from a pool of qualified candidates to add much needed diversity on the current right-leaning Supreme Court bench. But the NAACP and the National Action Network, under the leadership of the Rev. Al Sharpton, were too quick to capitulate and throw their support behind the Kagan nomination, which appears designed for easy confirmation with conservatives.

It Begins… Plans to Evacuate Tampa Bay Are Put Into Place - First Things

As Barack Obama continues to golf, hit the ballpark, BBQ and party, the BP oil slick is now threatening Tampa Bay. Authorities have set up plans for evacuation.

Veterans Today reported:

Gulf Oil Spill 2010: Plans to evacuate Tampa Bay area are in place.

As FEMA and other government agencies prepare for what is now being called the worst oil spill disaster in history, plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area are in place.

The plans would be announed in the event of a controlled burn of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or if wind or other conditions are expected to take toxic fumes through Tampa Bay.

Boycott Fox News? — Ace of Spades

Chief executives of several major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Disney and News Corp., are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg to form a coalition advocating for immigration reform — including a path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants now in the United States.
The group includes several other big-city mayors and calls itself the Partnership for a New American Economy. It seeks to reframe immigration reform as the solution to repairing and stimulating the economy.

Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp., appeared together Thursday on Fox News to discuss the effort.

California taxpayers relieved to find out that their hard-earned dollars help subsidize gambling by illegal aliens, welfare recipients - Doug Ross

California welfare recipients are able to use state-issued debit cards to withdraw cash on gaming floors in more than half of the casinos in the state, a Los Angeles Times review of records found.

The cards, provided by the Department of Social Services to help recipients feed and clothe their families, work in automated teller machines at 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms, the review found.

State officials said Wednesday they were working to determine how much money had been withdrawn from casino ATMs by people using the welfare debit cards...

...the system of paying out welfare benefits via bank cards was created under Schwarzenegger's predecessor, Democrat Gray Davis.

...The cash portion of California's welfare benefits comes from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program... ...Each year, California gets $3.7 billion from the federal government for the program, while state and local governments kick in an additional $2.9 billion...

Hey, Remember When Harry Reid Called Petraeus A Liar? - Legal Insurrection

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick indicted by feds on 19 mail fraud, tax counts- Detroit Free Press

School Condom Policy: Mass. Governor Blasts Plan to Give Condoms to Grade-Schoolers - (CBS/AP)

 Free condoms for grade schoolers?

Not so fast, says Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

Patrick urged a Cape Cod school superintendent to reconsider the idea of giving out free condoms to all students who ask for them - including kids as young as first grade.

"Comprehensive reproductive health education needs to be done in an age appropriate manner," Patrick said in a statement reported by WBZ television in Boston. "In those instances where local communities have agreed to make condoms available in school clinical settings, the norm - according to our Department of Public Health - is high school."

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