Friday, October 2, 2009

End of Month Polling Numbers, Approval Ratings


Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: -10
The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number
who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve.

32% Say Iran is Top Threat to U.S.

Just 33% Say Country Heading in Right Direction

43% View Obama's Olympic Trip as Bad Idea---36% Disagree

83% Say Congress Should Post Bills Online For All to Read Before Voting On Them

Government Ethics Edge Out Economy As Top Issue Among Voters

Just 30% Say U.S. Will Be Most Powerful Nation At End of Century

30% Confident in U.N. To Fight Terrorism

60% Favor Less International Economic Oversight, Not More

UPDATE: UPDATED: Blatent Double Standard....Joe Wilson vs Alan Grayson

Wow! Look at this, apparenlty I wasn't the only one that was disturbed by the reference to the Holocaust.
Grayson Regrets Comparing Health Care Crisis to Holocaust: Fox News

Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, who has drawn fire for saying Republicans want Americans to "die quickly" if they get sick, expressed regret Friday for comparing the health care crisis to a "holocaust."
Grayson vowed not to use the term again in a letter he sent Friday to the Andrew Rosenkranz, Florida regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish organization that fights anti-Semitism.
Grayson evoked the Holocaust during a speech on the House floor Wednesday even though he wasn't referring to the genocide of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

UPDATE (10/1):
Alan Grayson Apologizes to the Dead, not Republicans: CBS
"I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America."

First off, the Republican's have not denied the fact that there are serious problems with our health care system. To libel them and say that we want people to die is outrageous, unrepresentative and totally untrue! We are not arguing that Harvard study, we are arguing about the way to change that number.

Grayson has taken this debate to a whole new level that is ridiculous and childish. The solutions that the Republican are providing are different from the solutions that the Democrats are providing. We need to stop attacking each other for believing differently and start focusing on fixing the problem without this childish name calling. My question is where is the teacher who will send all these petulant children to detention for disrupting the classroom?

And I need to mention how disgusted I am with Grayson's use of the word "holocaust"! The connotations that word carries are so extreme that it is inconceivable to compare the 30-40 thousand uninsured American to the 11 million that were massacred in Nazi Germany. I also find it HYSTERICAL that suddenly the Democrats are making Nazi references. I doubt that anyone will attack them like they have when Republicans dare mention anything from Nazi Germany.


Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson says the republican plan is for Americans to 'Die Quickly' but the House doesn't seem to be responding with the same outrage as they did when Joe Wilson called the President a Liar. Double Standard? Should Grayson be forced to apologize for his misrepresentation and libels? You Judge.

Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) warned Americans about the GOP plan for health care. During an after-hours House floor speech Tuesday night Grayson said the GOP health care plans consists of: Part one, don’t get sick. Part two, if you do get sick, die quickly.

“That’s right,” Grayson said, “the Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick….This is what the Republicans want you to do.”

House Republicans quickly jumped on the remarks calling on Grayson to apologize. He did not.

"Alan Grayson reached a new low tonight," said Andy Sere, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee. "We'd ask him to apologize -- and he should, immediately -- but we've watched him long enough to know that he's not capable of shame."

Article: GOP Preparing Resolution Against Grayson...(Update: Or Not)

Chick Chat: Chicago Rejected. Are Obama's magical powers & savior streangth super magnetism wear off internationally?

Since most of our society focuses on social events as major and monumental news so will I. The 2016 Olympics has gone to Rio!!! How exciting that for the first time a South American country is being visited by the Olympic flame. I am truly excited for them and was rooting the whole time for thier victory.

NOW. Chicago, tisk tisk, 4th out of 4! What does that really say about the shenanigans of Chicago politics and the American's display. Despite the revered Double O's, Obamas and Oprah, visit to Copenhagen, Chicago was eliminated the very FIRST ROUND!!! That's pitiful, but I am almost happy that this happened. Did I hear a why in between the outcries of racist and terrorist?

Well, here is why. The world has for a long time hated the arrogance of the United States and Obama has made sure to apologize for that (and Bush) every time he has had the opportunity. Obama claimed to be the change that the world wanted. He thought he was going to be this big unifier that was going to save the economy, health care, make peace with Iran, fix immigration, fix whatever it is was wrong with the country and ultimately the world. Funny, how in the few short months of his presidency the world has started to see what a large percentage of Americans have been fighting against for months. A lying piece of a...rrogance that has swindled his way into a position of power!

They, aka the world, are loosing respect for him!! The Middle East is walking all over him with the nuclear plants, France is having to reprimand his actions and now he is not even getting any special treatment with the IOC. His presence wasn't even a drop in the Olympic size swimming pool.

Obama's political capital is dwindling faster than this countries liberties. So while Obama waltzed into Copenhagen expecting it to close the deal, his brief stay, his arrogant confidence was probably a factor in the U.S' lost bid. Even "former IOC member Kai Holm said that the brevity of his appearance may have counted against him. The short stopover was 'too business-like,' Holm said. 'It can be that some IOC members see it as a lack of respect.'" And while Obama once called for 'A New World Order' while in Europe, I hope, for this country and the worlds, that this is a small signal of the response he would get with a statement like that now.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cap and Trade now called Pollution Reduction and Investment (PRI)

Sneaky Sneaky Democrats. But let me make this clear. Changing the name of bill does not change what it will cost us. Changing the words you use will not make us like it any better. Changing you is the only foreseeable change we would like to see.

A baker can't bake bread any faster than nature allows, A factory making chicken broth can't make the water boil any faster, Glue or Paint won't dry any faster because this bill has passed....This bill would be devastating to our economy, and yes every person will be affected if this passes. Just like Obama said, "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."

Keep in mind that Spain passed a bill pretty much identical to the plan that the Democrats are pushing and unemployment rose to 20%. They are now repealing the law that has caused such devastation to their economy.

Senate Climate Bill Drops "Cap and Trade" Term

Senate Democrats tried out a new catch phrase Wednesday to sell their global warming bill: pollution reduction and investment, or PRI. But it's just another name for cap and trade, a term derided by Republican critics as "cap and tax" because it will increase energy prices and which Democratic polls have shown faring poorly with voters.

The rebranding is an indication of the uphill battle the climate bill — which would cap greenhouse gases and also allow industries to buy emission allowances — faces in the Senate.

A number of Democratic senators, currently entangled in the heated health care debate, said they continued to have trouble with key elements of the climate legislation. Several said it would be a huge challenge — perhaps impossible — to try to get a climate bill passed this year.

The idea to remake cap and trade into pollution reduction and investment came from Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., author of the bill unveiled Wednesday. He came up with it about a month ago to refocus attention on what the bill would do, not how it goes about doing it.

"Cap and trade doesn't mean anything to people, " Kerry said in an interview, insisting that "this is an actual description of what's happening here."

At a news conference on the bill, cap and trade, the legislation's centerpiece, got nary a mention. Instead, the buzz words were "national security," "economic growth" and "jobs from clean energy development." Kerry and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., the other key sponsor, entitled it The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.

"We are here and we introduced this legislation because of one word — security," said Kerry. "It is time to reinvent the way Americans use energy."

The words "cap and trade," "global warming" and "climate" also didn't appear in a White House statement responding to the bill's introduction.

"With the draft legislation ... we are one step closer to putting America in control of our energy future and making America more energy independent," Obama said. "My administration is deeply committed to passing a bill that creates new American jobs and the clean energy incentives that foster innovation."

Cap and trade is still the centerpiece of the Senate bill, as it is in the House-passed version. Under cap and trade, emissions of heat-trapping gases from power plants, refineries and factories would face increasingly more stringent limits, or caps. Companies could then invest in pollution-reducing technologies, or buy and sell permits to meet the cap — the trade portion.

The bill calls for a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020, and an 80 percent cut by mid-century.

Environmentalists said Wednesday that all along they had been touting the energy security and jobs that would come from the bill.

"We don't even talk about it in terms of cap and trade," said Anna Aurilio, director of Environment America. "Cap and trade is a very confusing term and it is not accurate. What we are doing is reducing pollution."

Republican critics, who frequently have referred to the House-passed bill as "cap and tax" maintaining it would lead to soaring energy prices, weren't about to join in on the rhetorical shift.

"These are fancy, complicated words for high-cost energy," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., a strong critic of climate legislation, said Kerry and Boxer were making "an earnest attempt ... to refashion the obvious" but that they "produced yet another massive energy tax that will destroy jobs (and) raise electricity and gasoline prices."

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., called the Democratic bill a "cap and trade scheme" that "would suppress our economic recovery, cost jobs across our economy and result in higher prices on everything from energy to food for every single American.".....

Great Introduction of Valerie Garrett's Role in the Obama Administration

Chavez says that Fox News' Mind is filled with Venom

An Old-er Cuban-American's Letter to Obama

One of my readers, an old-er Cuban-American woman who has lived through the best and worst of our country, sent me a copy of her letter to the President. I found it very moving, well composed and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Open letter to President Obama:

The time has come for you to tell the American people the truth. Americans are intelligent. Perhaps, they can be fooled by false rhetoric and political demagoguery--but just for a short time because they are willing to give articulate and flowery language a chance-- the benefit of the doubt-- but when actions clearly tell a different story, Americans have an indomitable spirit of freedom instilled in them which they must defend.

We consider our Constitutional and God given rights sacred--our right to freedom of speech, our right to dissent, our right to freedom of the press (and that means conservative radio and TV also), our right to bear arms, our right to worship as we wish, our right to keep God alive in our country because our nation was founded by God-loving patriots. God appears in all of our cherished history and documents.

We can strive always to improve the country but PLEASE, DO NOT TREAD ON THESE BASIC RIGHTS. Winning an election by a small majority does not give you the right to change the country that the majority of Americans love and are proud of. We the people whom you serve are challenging you for the truth because your actions do not match your words.

We ask that you remember certain unconditional truths:
  • this is our land, and we want to keep it as forged by Americans before us for the last 200+ years;
  • this is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people;
  • we are the people;
  • this is a republic not a democracy.
  • we want to keep:
1. the relatively young nation that has become the world’s leader
2. the nation that has surpassed all others in giving its citizens the opportunity to a higher standard of living far superior to that of any other country,
3. the nation that has offered its citizens the opportunity to achieve the so-called “American dream” if you are willing to work for it and
4. the nation that, above all, has bestowed its citizens with unequaled freedom –the kind people fight and die for.

Regardless of what may be said by those who envy us, these facts are irrefutable. This is the country to which people want to come by the thousands. Why?

We Americans hold sacred our history, our flag, our heritage, and it would take generations of indoctrination to change this ingrained patriotism.

Please level with us, Mr. President. We do not want the changes we are witnessing. We do not want the radical changes being advocated by your Czars, advisers, and other supporters like Van Jones, (a radical racist self-proclaimed communist whom you chose with full knowledge of his background and have now thrown off the bus for political expediency) Valerie Jarrett , Cass Sunstein, Carol Brownner, John Holdren, Dr. Ezequiel Emmanuel, Jeff Jones, Mark Lloyd, which brings us to a most important question:

You are either with them or against them. Which is it? This is a simple question and we want just one of two answers: yes or no. Our Congress needs to know. We the people need to know.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cartoons: Olympic, Iranian Nukes and Health Care

Articles Spotlight 9/30

John Boehner blasts Barack Obama's Olympic Move: Politico
House Minority Leader John Boehner torched President Barack Obama Wednesday for his European trip to pitch the Chicago Olympics bid, criticizing the president for "going to go off to Copenhagen when we've got serious issues here at home that need to be debated."

Rivals unfazed by shadow of Obama in 2016 big: Reuters
Chicago's rivals to stage the 2016 Summer Olympics showed no sign on Tuesday of being fazed by the announcement that President Barack Obama would fly to Copenhagen on Friday to support the U.S. city's bid.

Rio Goes on Offensive Against Chicago in Olympics Bid Race: Yahoo News
The race to win the right to host the 2016 Olympics became increasingly bitter here on Tuesday as Rio de Janeiro went on the attack against bookmakers' favourites Chicago.

Obama's Olympic Pitch Draws GOP Complaint: Yahoo News
President Obama's decision to travel to Copenhagen to boost Chicago's chances of winning the 2016 Olympics has drawn criticism from some Republicans, who call it a boondoggle for Obama's hometown allies and evidence the president has blurred his priorities.

Michelle Obama arrives in Copenhagen for IOC Vote: Yahoo Sports
Michelle Obama says the Olympics have the power to transform the lives of children in Chicago and around the country, inspiring them to be the next David Robinson, Nadia Comaneci.

Health Care:
N.Y. Health Care Workers Revolt Over H1N1 Vaccine: CBS
They're upset over an ultimatum from the health department. Workers are being told to either get the swine flu vaccine or lose their jobs. New York is the first state in the country to mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers.

Military to Get Mandatory Swine Flue Shots Soon: AP
U.S. military troops will begin getting required swine flu shots in the next week to 10 days, with active duty forces deploying to war zones and other critical areas going to the front of the vaccine line, a top military commander said Tuesday.

Ex-Dem fundraiser sentenced in NYC to 24 years: Yahoo News
Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that "strikes at the very core of our democracy."


Greenspan Sees Growth Slowing as Stocks 'Flatten Out': Bloomberg
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he sees the U.S. economy slowing next year as the surge in stocks comes to an end. “The odds are we flatten out,” Greenspan said today in a Bloomberg television interview, referring to the equity market. “That flattening out will put some sort of dull face on 2010.”

Police department gets Boot in West Texas Town: KENS San Antonio
Marfa's quiet country lifestyle and thriving art scene make this tiny west Texas town a favorite getaway. But the city won't keep its police chief and two officers when the police department shuts down October 1.

White House:

Chicago Death of Teen 'Chilling': Breitbart
The White House says cell phone video showing the fatal beating of a 16-year-old honors student in Chicago is "chilling." It came up at President Barack Obama's morning meeting in the Oval Office.

Foreign Affairs:

43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Call for Reinforcements: CNS
Another American died in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the final day of September--and exactly one month after the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan sent a confidential war assessment to the Obama administration, warning that more forces are needed--soon.

Indonesia quake kills 75, Thousands Trapped: Yahoo News
A powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia Wednesday, trapping thousands under collapsed buildings — including two hospitals — and triggering landslides. At least 75 people were killed on Sumatra island and the death toll was expected to climb sharply.

Iran to Propose third-party Uranium Enrichment: Ahmadinejad: Breitbart
Iran will propose that it is prepared to allow a third party to enrich uranium to the grade it requires for its nuclear reactor rather than carry out the enrichment itself, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday.

Lula faces criticism in Brazil over Honduras role: Reuters
Brazil's government is facing growing criticism at home over its handling of the Honduran crisis as senior lawmakers accuse it of allowing the ousted president to use its embassy as a political platform.


School district could Backpedal on Policy: Times Union
Seventh-grader Adam Marino is getting a firsthand lesson in civil disobedience. The 12-year-old and his mother, Janette Kaddo Marino, are defying Saratoga Springs school policy by biking to Maple Avenue Middle School on Route 9. The Jackson Street residents pedal more than four miles together each way to the middle school on nice days despite being told not to by school officials and police.


Empire State Building Goes Red for Communist China's Revolution: Fox News
New York is seeing red over the decision to turn the city's highest beacon — and one of America's symbols for free enterprise — into a shining monument honoring China's communist revolution Wednesday night.

Roman Polanski: Backlash as Whoopi Goldberg says Director didn't commit 'rape-rape': Telegraph
Goldberg, star of The Color Purple and Sister Act, said: "I know it wasn't rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don't believe it was rape-rape. "He pled guilty to having sex with a minor and he went to jail, and when they let him out he said 'You know what, this guy's going to give me 100 years in jail. I'm not staying'. And that's why he left." Polanski was arrested in Zurich, Switzerland on Sunday and faces extradition to the United States. He fled the US in 1978 before being sentenced for the crime and has been pursued around the globe by prosecutors ever since.

Anti-Graffiti Plan Raise Stakes for Homeowners: NBC
Looking to prevent your home from becoming a tagger's canvas? The city of LA has a plan that asks homeowners to pitch in or pay -- whether they want to or not. All new buildings in Los Angeles -- including homes -- must have anti-graffiti coating under an ordinance approved unanimously by the City Council on Tuesday. Homes in the tag There is an exception if the owners promise to remove any graffiti on their property soon after it appears.

FedEx Flies Terminally Ill Girl Home: Harrison Daily
Because of caring people and a caring company, a terminally ill little Green Forest girl was flown home Friday by air ambulance from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, so she can spend her last days surrounded by the people who love her most.

Dallas Woman Fuming Over Smoking Neighbor At Complex: Dallas News
In an age when smoking has been outlawed in most public places – government buildings, bars and pool halls – a person's home is one of the few places you can puff in peace. Until now. A Dallas woman has filed a lawsuit seeking six figures from a former neighbor and landlord for damage she says was caused by cigarette smoke wafting through adjoining walls of her high-end townhome.

Tea Party Express Coming to a Town Near You?

From the Official Blog:

It is our pleasure to announce the “Tea Party Express: Countdown to Judgment Day” which will cross the nation from coast-to-coast, border-to-border October 25th – November 11th — 1 year ahead of the November 2010 congressional elections… or as our Czarina of the tea party movement, Amy Kremer, likes to refer to as “Judgment Day.” The Tea Party Express will kick-off the tour with a rally in San Diego, California on October 25th and wind up the tour with a rally in Orlando, Florida on November 11th (Veteran’s Day). We’ve just posted the new tour map and itinerary (with the dates of rallies in each city) at our website:

Rifqa Bary's Testimony Before the Summer of 2009

An Interesting Way of Looking At It

With the world today this little comparison seems more and more realistic as the days pass. Why is it that liberal demand that everyone live by what they see as right or just? Conservatives just want to be left alone! Let each man and woman make their own decision, why are we constantly having to force their views down our throats in these massive horse pills?

Although, I do have to say that I'm grateful that America seems to have begun to wake up and realize whats going on around them. The sleeping giant's awakened.


If a conservative doesn't like guns, they don't buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, then no one should have one.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, they don't eat meat. If a liberal is, they want to ban all meat products for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly lives his life. If a liberal is homosexual, he loudly demands legislated respect.

If a black man or Hispanic is conservative,he sees himself as independently successful. His liberal counterpart sees himself as a victim in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal wants all churches to be silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Is there a Boycott in order for Law and Order/NBC?

NBC has used 'Law & Order' to push Obama/Eric Holder agenda to prosecute Bush officials for torture. The group American's News Today wrote the message below in a response video to the original report on NBC's Law and Order premiere that pushes this agenda quite blatantly.

I personally liked Law & Order and would watch it on occasion...well not anymore! I'm really standing by my convictions and not watching another one of their episodes...won't you join me?

Obama's Gestapo TV NBC informed us today [via YouTube] that we are allowed to show the video: NBC Using 'Law and Order' to Push Obama/Eric Holder Agenda: Prosecute Bush Officials for Torture, but only if we agree to block it in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.

American's News Today informed YouTube that the video does not require approval of NBC ["the copyright holder"], because it is in fair use under copyright law. "Fair Use Under Copyright Law: Review News-Type.

NBC has already caused a big damage to this naiton and America's News Today is not willing to cave in to this disgusting manipulation. As a result of our fight, the video is still avaliable to the AMERICAN PEOPLE

Click here to see the YouTube Video


This group on YouTube does great work and very very informative. Click here to subscribe to them--its highly recommended!

Zo's Video: Obama Worship

Obama words...racist? Shocking but not Suprising

The thing that bothers me most is the date of this video.

The editing isn't great on this video-but the content is undeniable.

Old News-- Still Scary: Devout Muslims with Questionable ties Appointed to Homeland Security Dept

Obama and Janet Napolitano Appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Sunni Muslim as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development Source for announcement: Homeland Security Press Room.

Alikhan is affiliated with MPAC, the "Muslim Public Affairs Council". This group actively opposed Bush's military incursions into Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as his "excesses" in the war on terror. They also:
  • claims that Islam is a religion of peace and moderation
  • Contends that Muslim extremists are no more numerous or dangerous than fundamentalists in any other faith.
  • Hold Israel entirely responsible for the "pattern of violence" in the Middle East
  • Asserts that Hezbollah "could be called a liberation movement."
  • Likens Hezbollah members to American "freedom fighters hundreds of years ago whom the British regarded as terrorists."

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that the DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, Syria as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council

ADC has some questionable history as well. Some things include:
  • Has close ties to anti-Israel professor Rashid Khalidi, whose association with President Obama stirred controversy during last year's presidential campaign.
  • They take an openly anti-Israel line.
  • ADC also leads the opposition to domestic anti-terrorism measures taken after the 9-11 attacks, such as watch lists, background check delays for visas and an initiative meant to more comprehensively screen visitors from select Mid-east countries or specific individuals labeled as possible national security threats.
  • during one Hamas suicide bombings against Israeli civilians, then-ADC President Hamzi Moghrabi said, "I will not call [Hamas] a terrorist organization. I mean, I know many people in Hamas. They are very respectable. … I don't believe Hamas, as an organization, is a violent organization."


These headlines are not new but they are scary.

Click here for more information on both men's association and more details about these organizations.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cartoons Sept 25th-28th

Full-Length Documentary: The Obama Deception

The Obama Deception is a hard-hitting film that completely destroys the myth that Barack Obama is working for the best interests of the American people....

**Note: I haven't seen this whole film yet**

...The Obama phenomenon is a hoax carefully crafted by the captains of the New World Order. He is being pushed as savior in an attempt to con the American people into accepting global slavery.

We have reached a critical juncture in the New World Order's plans. It's not about Left or Right: it's about a One World Government. The international banks plan to loot the people of the United States and turn them into slaves on a Global Plantation.

Covered in this film: who Obama works for, what lies he has told, and his real agenda. If you want to know the facts and cut through all the hype, this is the film for you.

Watch the Obama Deception and learn how:

- Obama is continuing the process of transforming America into something that resembles Nazi Germany, with forced National Service, domestic civilian spies, warrantless wiretaps, the destruction of the Second Amendment, FEMA camps and Martial Law.

- Obama's handlers are openly announcing the creation of a new Bank of the World that will dominate every nation on earth through carbon taxes and military force.

- International bankers purposefully engineered the worldwide financial meltdown to bankrupt the nations of the planet and bring in World Government.

- Obama plans to loot the middle class, destroy pensions and federalize the states so that the population is completely dependent on the Central Government.

- The Elite are using Obama to pacify the public so they can usher in the North American Union by stealth, launch a new Cold War and continue the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

RNC Ad About Obamacare

Yet Another First for the American Presidency

An article on NBC broke the news that Obama is going to Copenhagen to push for Chicago's bid to the 2016 Olympics Games. Obama is the first American president who is travelling to the International Olympics Committee vote.

How much money does it cost us to travel internationally?
Is this really the most important issue for our President?
Why would he push for the Olympics to be held in the U.S. when most Olympic cities loose money in the long run? Aren't we in enough financial trouble?

This is just another example of Obama's lack of proper focus and his disregard for our financial situation.

Is our President tackling the Afghanistan War? The Health Care Debate? The Economy? No, he is going to to Europe to encourage them to have an event in the United States that will likely leave his "beloved city" in debt. Not to mention the corruption of the Chicago politicians. I can just see the breaking news now. Chicago has some of the most corrupt politicians in the country and the idea of them handling this financial mess is a little frightening.

Apart from Los Angeles in 1984, every Olympics has lost in the end. (Bejing doesn't count since there is no transparency and they don't pay their workers competitive rates.) The 2012 London Olympics have already run up a $15 billion bill with more to come. Since the economy is bad, much of the private donations has become obsolete. The government has been forced to step in and drain the contingency fund more quickly than expected. The Montreal Games were a financial disaster: costs spiraled to four times their original estimate, and Canada only finished paying back the debt three years ago after heavy borrowing.

How about we talk about the cost of having Obama travel to Copenhagen?? Considering that just to run the presidential jet for an hour can cost anywhere from $34,000 to $56,000 this little hop across the pond is pretty pricey. Also consider that there are at least 2 planes that travel with the President. Not to mention the cost of security for the President AND the accommodations, food, other travel costs for all those traveling in the entourage. I mean! C'mon, this is not going to be just a couple thousand dollars!

Our President has talked to the Commander of our War in Afghanistan 1 time but he is taking time out to talk about the Olympics-- CRAZY!

Articles Spotlight 9/28

Health Care/Swine Flu:

41% Support for Health Care Plan, 56% Oppose: Plan Hits New Low: Rasmussen Reports
Just 41% of voters nationwide now favor the health care reform proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down two points from a week ago and the lowest level of support yet measured

Swine Flue Surge Closes Schools, Tests Hospitals: Washington Post
In Austin, so many parents are rushing their children to the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas with swine flu symptoms that the hospital had to set up tents in the parking lot to cope with the onslaught.

People Can Opt out of Listing STDs, Abortions in Government Mandated Electronic Health Records, Patrick Kennedy Says: CNS NewsRep.
Patrick Kennedy (D.-R.I.) says people will be able to stop doctors from including records of sexually transmitted diseases and abortions in the new national system of Electronic Health Records that was mandated by the stimulus law enacted in February.

Foreign Affairs:
Iran Conducts Third Round of Missile Tests: MyWay
Iran said it successfully completed two days of missile tests that including launching its longest-range missiles on Monday, weapons capable of carrying a warhead and striking Israel, U.S. military bases in the Middle East, and parts of Europe

Iran test-fires long-range missiles: CNN
Days before a key meeting with Western leaders, Iran test-fired two types of long-range missiles Monday in part of what the Islamic republic called routine military exercises, its state-run media reported.

Honduras restricts liberties to prevent rebellion: MyWay
interim government leaders have suspended constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties in pre-emptive strike against widespread rebellion Monday, three months to the day since they ousted President Manuel Zelaya in military-backed coup.

Honduras spurns OAS, vows to close Brazil embassy: Reuters
The de facto government of Honduras denied entry on Sunday to an Organization of American States delegation and threatened to close Brazil's embassy, where ousted President Manuel Zelaya has taken refuge.

China to display upgraded missiles in Oct 1 Parade: Yahoo News
Upgraded missiles will feature prominently in China's Oct 1 military parade which celebrates 60 years of Communist Party rule, the Xinhua news agency said, citing a commander of the service that controls nuclear weapons.

Venezuela exploring uranium deposits with Russia: Yahoo News
Venezuela's science and technology minister said his country is working with Russia to detect deposits of uranium but withdrew an earlier denial that the country was also working with Iran.

Bill Clinton: 'Vast right-wing conspiracy' as virulent' as ever: CNN
The "vast right-wing conspiracy" that attacked him during his presidency has been weakened, but continues to operate against President Obama, former President Clinton said Sunday.

After several tries, U.S. officials finally nab Roman Polanski in 1970s rape case: LA Times
Three decades after he fled the United States following his arrest for unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl, Roman Polanski was taken into custody in Zurich this morning and faces extradition to Los Angeles.

Anger in France and Poland after Polanski arrest: Reuters
France's political elite rallied to the defence of Roman Polanski on Sunday, calling on Switzerland to free the 76-year-old film director rather than extradite him to the United States. Artists and film makers also urged the release of Polanski, who faces charges of having sex with a girl of 13 in 1977, accusing Switzerland of being overzealous in pursuing the case.

Sarkozy wants 'resolution to Polanski arrest: Financial Times
President Nicolas Sarkozy said he hoped for a “speedy resolution” to the arrest in Switzerland of Roman Polanski, the film director who has French nationality.

Social Security strained by early retirement: MyWay
Big job losses and a spike in early retirement claims from laid-off seniors will force SS to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years, the first time that's happeened since the 1980s.


More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation: Yahoo News
Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way. Obama says American kids spend too little time in school, putting them at a disadvantage with other students around the globe.

U.S. Commander of Afghanistan only talked to Obama once: Washington Times
The military general credited for capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq says he has only spoken to President Obama once since taking command of Afghanistan.

Infant killed in Van Nuys Gang Shooting: LA Times
Police said the shooting that killed a 4-month-old boy and injured two others in Van Nuys early this morning was prompted by an argument between rival gang members.

Silvio Berlusconi calls Barack Obama tanned-again: Telegraph
"I bring you greetings from a person who is called...a person who is sun-tanned...Barack Obama," the smiling 72-year-old politician told a crowd of cheering supporters in Milan on Sunday.

Obama Heading to Copenhagen for Olympic Pitch: NBC
President Obama will travel to Copenhagen to make a pitch for Chicago’s Olympic bid, White House officials have confirmed to NBC News. Obama will leave for Denmark Thursday night, hours after his wife Michelle departs for the vote. The president made the final decision Saturday night after returning from the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

For Brazil, Olympic Bid is About Global Role: NY Times
On shimmering Copacabana beach, where Rio’s body-conscious residents play volleyball and soccer, giant screens are being readied for a live broadcast of the vote that will determine whether this city will make history by becoming the first South American city ever to host the Olympic Games.

FOX-TV Chicago Ordered Not to Run Anti-Olympics Story: Drudge Report
A local TV station that reported on Chicagoans NOT wanting the Olympics has been told NOT to run the report again, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT!