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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

26 March - News and Comments

Update your thesaurus, turns out "Misspoke" is synonymous with "lied."

The "No Kidding!" quote of the day:
US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday that America's Social Security program for the retired is "financially unsustainable" and needs an urgent overhaul.
Ya think? Anyone with a basic understanding of math knows that. Problem is politicians have been bribing senior citizens for their votes for decades with increases to the mandatory "Ponzi Scheme." After being reelected, President Bush sacrificed considerable political capital attempting to get congress to address this growing problem. I think we all remember how much cooperation he got from congress.

"Why McCain? He gets it!" is the title to an editorial in the Jerusalem Post endorsing John McCain. Huh, so people living in a country surrounded by enemies prefer the candidate serious about security. Okay, that makes sense.

You need a license to go fishing, but any moron with reproductive organs can have kids.
A drunk pregnant woman was arrested at her New Cassel home yesterday when officers found her twin 2-year-old daughters there partially clothed amid feces and broken glass, police said.

Ann Mendoza, 42, had called police to her home at 635 Broadway about 10:30 a.m. because she said she could not find her wallet, police said. When officers arrived, there was a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, police said, and Mendoza admitted to drinking eight beers.
Wow, check out the time she called the police. Ten-thirty in the morning and she is already mid-way through her second six pack!!! Good thing she slows her drinking down when pregnant.

I disagreed with the Rush Limbaugh strategy of voting for Sen. Clinton in the primary to keep her campaign alive so the Dems would continue attacking each other. Having said that, I have to grant that it has had the desired result. Both candidates are getting desperate enough to attack more aggressively. In Clinton's case she is risking irritating one to the Dem's most reliable voting blocks by directly addressing the issue of Obama's crazy racist preacher. Obama returned the volley by releasing his tax returns for the last 7 years highlighting the Clinton's refusal to do so. I still disagree with the idea of messing with the other party's primary, but I have to concede the results are what Limbaugh predicted: chaos.

Speaking of Sen. Obama's tax returns, since he was nice enough to release them we might as well take a look. Byron York notes Obama's charitable contributions from 2001 and 2002:
A lot of emailers have been taking a look at the Obamas' tax returns from 2000 to 2006, just released by the campaign. Several are pointing out the couple's charitable contributions prior to Barack Obama's big book-related payday — in 2002, the Obamas contributed $1,050 from an adjusted gross income of $259,394, and in 2001 they gave $1,470 from an adjusted gross income of $272,759.

I guarantee you, a lot of folks who make below $200K contribute more than fourteen hundred annually to charity. Will anyone care that his actions don't match his rhetoric? Probably not. He makes up for it by spending other people's money on charity through feel-good legislation.

3 Comments:

Blogger ophelias said...

So if “misspoke” is the new “lied” does this mean Pinocchio’s nose will stop growing? The Clintons are clearly not strangers to massaging the truth. It is hard to forget Clinton’s denial of having sexual relations with Monica Lewinski or his claim that he didn’t inhale. But misspeaking politicians, completely unfathomable as time and time again they have shown that they are pillars of morality and don’t forget Al Gore did after all invent the internet.


Julie

March 26, 2008 at 1:39 PM

 
Blogger Ben said...

I think Obama might be easier to beat that Clinton. I didnt used to think that, but I do now.

Of course SS is going to collapse...I just never got the resistance to VOLUNTARY personal savings accounts. if people wanted to stay in the current system they could...why so much outrage

March 26, 2008 at 3:11 PM

 
Blogger Julie said...

she did it again...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080408/ap_on_el_pr/clinton_hospital_fact_check

April 7, 2008 at 11:43 PM

 

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