Saturday, May 02, 2009
Some feminazi by the name of Gloria Feldt came on The O'Reilly Factor yesterday to discuss the attacks on Miss California, Carrie Prejean, for daring to publicly support traditional marriage. Feldt opens up by slandering fill-in host Laura Ingraham, who notes that she's never even heard of her. After Feldt attacks Prejean's looks and fake breasts, Ingraham lets her have it.
A runny nose. A cough. A sore throat. And even pork eaten a week ago.
After a week of headlines about the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, many emergency rooms and hospitals are crammed with people, many of whom don't need to be there.
The visits by the "worried well" have triggered concerns of overburdening the nation's hospitals and emergency departments, several health care professionals told CNN.
This week, some hospitals saw record numbers of patients. A few emergency departments shut down to paramedics because of overcrowding.
"We have had a lot of nervous patients with minimal respiratory tract symptoms," said Dr. Mark Bell, principal of Emergent Medical Associates, which operates 18 emergency departments in Southern California. "It has caused signficiant amount of delays in emergency care. They're all walking well."
"I haven't seen such a panic among communities perhaps ever," Bell said. "We are spending significant time in the emergency department, calming people down. Right now, people think if they have a cough or a cold, they're going to die. That's a scary, frightening place to be in. I wish that this hysteria had not occurred and that we had tempered a little bit of our opinions and thoughts and fears in the media. It just went haywire."
America was safe when Joe Biden was just a little-known Senator from Delaware with a penchant for foot-in-the-mouth disease. But now that he's VP, we're forced to listen to him, thus, the American people must deal with the consequences.
"I'm sure his mama didn't raise him that way."
- the RNC chairman, on PA Senator Arlen Specter's defection to the Democrats this past week. Steele accused Specter of "flipping the bird" to the Senate GOP leadership.
Carrie speaks on her newfound activism and so far seems to be holding her own with a leftwing out to intimidate and demonize her.
Friday, May 01, 2009
As more folks get a wind of this, will Crazy Keith nominate himself for "Worst Person in the World!" this week? I highly doubt it:
Keith Olbermann, the host of an eponymous news and entertainment program on MSNBC, makes great sport of tossing angry rocks in the direction of conservatives and Republicans. He comes across as very tough when he dishes out his scorn. But, thanks to a new site on the Internet, we may soon be able to find out whether or not he can take it.
The Worst Bailout in the World has just gone live on the Internet with a petition asking Olbermann, who works for a company owned by General Electric, to return the $3.5 million in additional compensation awarded him in his new contract to the U.S. Treasury.
Says the site:
While General Electric, the parent-company of your MSNBC network, was negotiating a $126 billion taxpayer-funded bailout, you signed a new contract raising your salary from $4 million to $7.5 million annually. You have used your show as a platform to call for the resignation of corporate executives accepting excessive bonuses on the backs of taxpayers who are picking up the tab for these atrocious bailouts, yet you yourself have no problem engaging in the same "class economic rape" that you access them of.
Please heed you own advice and stop accepting taxpayer money to subsidize your nightly diatribes. Resign or return the balance of your excessive raise to the U.S. Treasury.
Says one of the people involved in putting up the site, "It is just outrageous that Olbermann, night after night, goes after executives at so-called bailout firms when he himself works for one. He likes to call other people on their inconsistencies—he calls them the worst person in the world. Well, he needs to take a look in the mirror."
Well, this was bound to happen: use of the Matthew Shepard hoax to expand Hate Crime legislation. Rep. Virginia Foxx recently got into some hot water with liberals for daring to mention that Shepard's homosexuality had nothing to do with his being killed (a point that was confirmed by a ABC News report several ago). And the gay lobby has been exploiting Shepard's death for awhile, practically turning the kid into a martyr, just so the likes of Ted Kennedy can attempt to silence Christians. Amazing.
A bill that would provide federal money to train law enforcement officers to identify and criminally prosecute speech and thought offensive to homosexuals has been introduced into the U.S. Senate, matching a House-approved bill that critics fear will be used to crack down on biblical teachings.
The proposal, from Democratic Sens. Edward Kennedy and Patrick Leahy, aligns with H.R. 1913, which was approved in the U.S. House yesterday.
It denies protections to classes of citizens such as pastors, Christians, missionaries, veterans and the elderly that would be granted to homosexuals and those with gender issues.
Kennedy described "hate crimes" as "especially poisonous."
"They are acts of domestic terrorism that target whole communities, not just individuals," he claimed. "This bill will bring greater protection to our citizens and much-needed resources for state and local law enforcement to fight these vicious crimes."
Is Barack Obama reading blogs, particularly the site of one of his campaign's most committed supporters, Andrew Sullivan?
At his press conference on Wednesday evening, the president defended his decision to end the use of torture on detainees, by citing an article he had recently read, in which it was noted that during World War II, Winston Churchill refused to use such tactics on the spies captured by the British.
"I was struck by an article that I was reading the other day talking about the fact that the British during World War II, when London was being bombed to smithereens, had 200 or so detainees," said Obama. "And Churchill said, 'We don't torture,' when the entire British -- all of the British people were being subjected to unimaginable risk and threat."
Which article he was referencing was a mystery to both the press corps and members of Obama's own communications team who, in the minutes after the press conference, professed to being in the dark.
Challenged to do some digging, the Huffington Post's Marcus Baram found what seemed to be the right match.
On April 23, Sullivan, a native of England himself, penned a post titled: "Churchill vs Cheney." In it, the Atlantic scribe noted that despite having "captured over 500 enemy spies operating in Britain and elsewhere," and having his country's "very survival [hanging] in the balance," Churchill "knew that embracing torture was the equivalent of surrender to the barbarism he was fighting."
Asked whether the Sullivan post was, in fact, the point of reference for Obama's remarks, aides to the president did not immediately return request for comment. But the similarities are certainly suggestive.
Important to note, however, is how Sullivan ended his article by declaring: "Torture is the weapon of cowards and bullies and monsters. Cheney is all three. Prosecute him."
Obama, who has shied away from the topic of prosecution (indeed, stated his preference not to "look back"), left that bit out.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Justice David Souter has told the White House that he will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the court's term in June, a source familiar with his plans said Thursday night.
The source spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak for Souter.
Speculation that the 69-year-old justice will be stepping down has been fueled by his failure to appoint law clerks from the fall term.
National Public Radio reported that Souter will remain on the bench until a successor is confirmed.
The Supreme Court declined to comment on the report.
Souter's retirement would give President Barack Obama his first pick for the high court. Court watchers expect him to choose a woman to join , currently the only woman on the Supreme Court.
Really, this is no big deal. If Souter does retire, Obama will predictably please his stans by selecting another liberal, most likely a female, so Ruth Ginsburg can have somebody to talk about boys with. The ideological shift on SCOTUS will then stay the same and despite what the media says, the GOP won't put up much of a fight, because as we've seen in the past, with the challenges to Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, unlike the loons, Republicans are more concerned with judges being qualified rather then whether or not they meet ideological litmus tests.
The White House apologized Thursday "if anybody was unduly alarmed" by Vice President Joe Biden's comments that seemed to suggest Americans should avoid air travel or confined spaces of any kind.
"What the vice president meant to say was the same thing that many members have said in the last few days," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. "And that is, if you feel sick, are exhibiting flu-like symptoms….that you should take precautions, that you should limit your travel."
In an appearance on NBC's Today Show earlier Thursday, Biden said he had urged his family not to go "anywhere in confined places now."
"I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, (be) suggesting they ride the subway. … So from my perspective, what it relates to is mitigation. If you're out in the middle of a field and someone sneezes, that's one thing, if you're in a closed aircraft or closed container or closed car or closed classroom it's a different thing," he said.
To think I was just praising Barry last week for remaining cool under pressure in his handling of this flu outbreak and his clown pick for a VP gets us all in panic mode by shouting "Oh my God! Don't fly!!!" on national TV. Listen, Dan Quayle deserved all the scorn he got for his idiot "potatoe not potato" verse along with a few other missteps he made while VP. But considering how many flaps his mouth has gotten him into in just over 3 months, only a liberal could make a case that Joe Biden hasn't already proven himself as the dumbest VP ever. Seriously, the man deserves an award in sheer tomfoolery.
Listen, I never thought Kelly McGillis was that hot to begin with, so sorry if I don't look at this as being some huge loss for the male gender. What's funny is how her "coming out" at 51 is supposed to be some kind of news, when there's been rumors that she messes with women for years. Then too is the fact that she's apparently been sleeping with men for decades, married and had kids with one, yet, now all-of-a-sudden, she's a "lesbian"?!? And now she announces to the world that she's gay in a world where the "gay rights" movement (esp. liberal Hollywood) have made homosexuality tolerable for awhile now.
Tom Cruise's girlfriend in the 1980s hit "Top Gun" confirmed in an interview the longstanding rumor that she's gay.
Kelly McGillis told the Internet show Girl Rock! that she was single, and in the market for a female partner.
"Definitely a woman," she said when asked if she's looking for a man or a woman. "I'm done with the man thing. You need to move on in life."
McGillis, 51, has been married and divorced twice, and has two daughters with her second husband, Fred Tillman.
Anyway, most conservatives already know that the success of the "gay rights" movement warrants that McGillis has a "right" to come out at 51 (or any age) because of the supposed fear and retribution the gays receive in a world that still doesn't regard them as "equal" (no disrespect to Ellen DeGerenes who has somehow managed to overcome said fear and retribution and still developed a very lucrative career for herself). See? I got the gay dogma down hook, line and sinker--yet, what did staying "straight" do for McGillis' career considering that last time I checked she really isn't known for much outside of playing Tom Cruise's girlfriend in a popular film 20 years ago?
Hey, if Kelly McGillis chooses to sleep with dogs I could care less, but until you produce a person who at 51 just realized they were black, please save me the "born that way" crap, much less the "gay is the new black" stuff, because we all know that at the end of the day it's all just smoke and mirrors.
"Certain news channels" where he's not popular?!? Big mistake there Barry. You see there's only ONE news channel that refuses to genuflect over your every move and actually criticize your policies, unlike all the others that continue to fawn little schoolkids every time they're in your presence. That's probably why that "certain news channel" remains so much more popular than the rest--they actually do their job.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
To think, Canadians have such a fine rep for being peaceful and non-violent, wonder how this nutcase managed to sneak in:
Want to see left-wing social activism gone wild?I still refuse to use Twitter by the way. just seems kinda overrated to me.
Take a look at some of the views coming from Antonia Zerbisias, columnist for the Toronto Star's Living section. Zerbisias, posted on her Twitter site she wished renown conservative Michelle Malkin were shot.
"Forget the Marxists. I wish the marksmen would take @MichelleMalkin. I'm thinking Dick Cheney. He's such a great shot," Zerbisias wrote on the social-networking site Twitter.
Zerbisias has trumpeted her left-wing stance on women's issues over the past year, taking hard line positions on abortion.
Aside from questioning former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol Palin's decision to choose not to have an abortion for political reasons, Zerbisias once criticized abstinence as a form of birth control.
"Abstinence kills babies," Zerbisias wrote June 6, 2008. "Every time an egg leaves the ovary, travels down the fallopian highway and is not fertilized, a potential baby goes down the toilet. Of course, I am kidding - yet technically correct."
While his stans in the media continue to kiss Barry's ass, a little thing the rest of us on the planet earth like to refer to as "reality" shows us that a President who bows down to foreign leaders, supports socialist programs like universal health care, hasn't done squat to turnaround a slumping economy, didn't even adopt a dog like he said he would all the while serving the interests of one-third of the populate can't possibly as popular as they like to say he is. Amazing that.
President Obama's media cheerleaders are hailing how loved he is. But at the 100-day mark of his presidency, Mr. Obama is the second-least-popular president in 40 years.
According to Gallup's April survey, Americans have a lower approval of Mr. Obama at this point than all but one president since Gallup began tracking this in 1969. The only new president less popular was Bill Clinton, who got off to a notoriously bad start after trying to force homosexuals on the military and a federal raid in Waco, Texas, that killed 86. Mr. Obama's current approval rating of 56 percent is only one tick higher than the 55-percent approval Mr. Clinton had during those crises.
As the attached chart shows, five presidents rated higher than Mr. Obama after 100 days in office. Ronald Reagan topped the charts in April 1981 with 67 percent approval. Following the Gipper, in order of popularity, were: Jimmy Carter with 63 percent in 1977; George W. Bush with 62 percent in 2001; Richard Nixon with 61 percent in 1969; and George H.W. Bush with 58 percent in 1989.
It's no surprise the liberal media aren't anxious to point out that their darling is less popular than George W. Bush. But given the Gallup numbers, their hurrahs could be more subdued. USA Today's front page touted the April poll results as positive, with the headline: "Public thinks highly of Obama." The current cover of Newsweek magazine ponders "The Secret of His [Mr. Obama's] Success." The comparison with previous presidents is useful because they are usually popular during their first few months in office - and most presidents have been more popular than Mr. Obama.
The explanation for Mr. Obama's low approval is that he ran as a moderate but has governed from the far left. The fawning and self-deceiving press won't go there. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," host David Gregory asked a panel about critics who "would say one of the things that he's done in 100 days already is expand the role of government, the size of government." Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin claimed, "That's what he ran for the presidency in the first place for."
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I think that this is probably due to most Americans not being leftwing, radical idiots still hating on President Bush, but that could just be me:
Most Americans oppose a U.S. congressional investigation into harsh interrogation methods used on terrorism suspects during the Bush administration, a poll said on Tuesday.
A CBS News/New York Times poll found that 62 percent of Americans do not think Congress should hold hearings to investigate the treatment of detainees, about the same proportion as in a similar poll in February.
The poll also found that President Barack Obama continues to have strong public backing for his job performance, with 68 percent of respondents approving of his job performance and 23 percent disapproving.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is conducting a closed-door probe of interrogation policies used under former President George W. Bush. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, has said that the committee should be allowed to do its work.
But Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, have advocated a congressionally created bipartisan commission to investigate the matter.
"I know some people say, let's turn the page. Frankly, I'd like to read the page before we turn it," Leahy told the CBS program "Face the Nation" on Sunday.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs has said Obama opposes such a commission.
After a YouTube video showed panicked New Yorkers scrambling as a Boeing 747 flew frighteningly close to the lower Manhattan skyline, a former Homeland Security adviser questioned whether the man who approved the flyby should remain in his White House office.This certainly ranks up there as one of the consequences when you elect an inexperienced administration. Billary warned us awhile ago of the risks Americans put in place by hiring Barry to lead the free world and obviously not enough people listened. Hopefully, some lawsuits concerning this mess will remind Barry that he needs to get his cabinet in order.
Fran Townsend, who advised President George W. Bush for more than three years, called the move "crass insensitivity" in the wake of 9/11.
"I'd call this felony stupidity. This is probably not the right job for Mr. Caldera to be in if he didn't understand the likely reaction of New Yorkers, of the mayor," Townsend said Tuesday on CNN's "American Morning."
Louis Caldera, director of the White House Military Office, quickly apologized for Monday's incident after the planes prompted workers and residents to evacuate buildings in New York and New Jersey. Video Watch Townsend slam Caldera »
"Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision," Caldera said. "While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it's clear that the mission created confusion and disruption."
The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft, which functions as Air Force One when the president is aboard, was taking part in a classified, government-sanctioned photo shoot.
An angry Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it "defies the imagination" that an agency would schedule the photo shoot so near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.
Veteran Pennsylvania disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that also will push Democrats within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.of
"I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics and confirmed by his office. Several Senate officials said a formal announcement was expected later in the day or Wednesday.
President Barack Obama called Specter almost immediately after he was informed of the decision to say the Democratic Party was "thrilled to have you," according to a White House official. Spurned Republicans said his defection was motivated by ambition, not principle.
Now he finds his "political philosophy more in line with Democrats"--is he kidding or has his old age just made him senile? Specter's been a huge blot on conservative ideology for years now. He's been a Democrat's best friend forever, we saw it again when he voted to support Barry's trillion-dollar stimulus package last month. And now he's pretending to act on "principles", when this is really about getting re-elected. What a phony. If Pennsylvanian's are smart enough to finally catch on to Specter's act, next year he doesn't even make out of the Dem primaries.
The Fox network is sticking with its regular schedule over President Barack Obama this week.Good for FOX. In these struggling economic times FOX has every right to put their hard-earned ad revenue first (esp. during sweeps week), instead of an overexposed President who wants to invade prime-time space just to tell us how great his first 100 days in office have been. To think, this is Barry's 4th interruption of the prime-time TV schedule--can some yell "EGO!!!" Besides that all the Obama stans out there can easily rush to ABC, NBC, CBS and all the other host of networks carrying his press conference live to get in their daily Barry fix.
The network is turning down the president's request to show his prime-time news conference on Wednesday. The news conference marks Obama's 100th day in office. Instead of the president, Fox viewers will see an episode of the Tim Roth drama "Lie to Me."
It's the first time a broadcast network has refused Obama's request. This will be the third prime-time news conference in Obama's presidency. ABC, CBS and NBC are airing it.
Monday, April 27, 2009
We understand that questioning how amazingly rich Al Gore's gotten since he was VP amounts to treason from the Left and sighs of AUDACITY from The Goracle himself when you dare question him to his face (when he's not running away from global warming debates from legitimate scientists), but the evidence just keeps on surfacing that Al Gore is ripping people off to the tune of millions with his hysteria:
So just what has Al Gore gained from his Big Green escapades? According to public disclosure information, Gore was worth somewhere between $1 million and $2 million in 2000. Not quite eight years later, Gore is estimated to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. While I ordinarily would applaud such financial gains from such a short period of time, I can't help but to question just how it happened. When you look out at what Al Gore has done, it's evident that he figured out on a way to capitalize on the creation of Big Green while becoming the official doomsday prophet that has helped to build Big Green into the monetary powerhouse that it has become.Apparently, along with some former Goldman Sachs executives, Gore created Generation Investment Management, a money management firm that invests in businesses that place a large priority on "environmental responsibility and sustainability", that includes the trading of carbon credits (of which Gore has already proven to be hypocritical on that issue). Gore's also got cash coming in from the World Resources Institute, where he serves on the Board of Directors:
This organization is an environmental "think tank" worth over $55 million and has a donors list that includes Generation [Investment Management], Google, and the United Nations. Interestingly, aside from the $10 million that went into salaries and benefits (plus another million in travel), I can't actually figure out how they spend their money. According to their 990 form, they spend a whole lot of time developing strategies for climate and pollution programs, ecosystem and people programs etc. But they do have nearly $40 million in investments, which includes $18 million in LLC partnerships (which means they have $18 million invested in private companies) which they do not disclose. Personally I am dying to know what that $40 million is invested in, but they do not disclose those details nor do they have any SEC filings (which means they hide their tracks).Amazing. The only question left wondering about is when will the public ever accept the fact that Al Gore is nothing but a fraud?
And finally there is Gore's pet project, the Alliance for Climate Protection, which has the least amount of transparency of any organization I have ever seen. They do not provide any information on their website regarding their donors or finances nor have they responded to any of my requests for information or for a copy of their 990 form. I do know this much, though: Not only does Al Gore chair this organization, he also donates to these guys and gets to deduct the donations from his taxes. So when he donated his Nobel prize money (wasn't that nice of him?) he was actually getting not only a tax write off, but the money went right back into his own organization!
In what has to be one of the most extreme appointments yet by the Obama Administration, ex-Los Angeles Times columnist and Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks has just been made an adviser to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michelle Fluornoy - a move Brooks describes as "my personal government bailout."
Bailout is certainly the right word for someone who appears to have no relevant national security qualifications for the position. She does though have experience working as Special Counsel for George Soros's Open Society Institute in New York, and as a former adviser to Harold Koh, the hugely controversial nominee for Legal Adviser to the State Department.
Brooks' new boss Fluornoy holds one of the most powerful posts in the Pentagon, and is already playing a key role in shaping the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan as well as the wider war against al-Qaeda. She will also be a central figure in shaping U.S.-UK defence cooperation and Washington's policy towards NATO. As an adviser to Fluornoy, Brooks will wield an extraordinary degree of influence in helping shape U.S. policy. Her extreme views should therefore be closely scrutinized.
Brooks' description of the previous occupant of the White House as "our torturer in chief" is hard to square with President Obama's call for bipartisanship. Nor is her ludicrous comparison of the Bush Administration's legal arguments on the war on terror with Adolf Hitler's use of political propaganda.
She has also accused civilian White House and Pentagon officials from the last administration of being "eager to embrace the values normally exemplified by military juntas," while urging "military personnel to speak out, regardless of the cost, when they think our civilian leaders have gone beyond the pale" - little more than an open-ended call for the politicization of the armed forces.
Writing in the LA Times, Brooks has compared being a citizen in George W. Bush's America "to being a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver," and compared the Bush Administration ("our local authoritarians") to the leaders of North Korea or Iran. Quite what Defense Secretary Robert Gates makes of all this hate-filled talk remains to be seen, especially as he is himself a former Bush official.
As for Prejean, there is still the possibility she could go on to become Miss USA if winner Kristen Dalton wins the Miss Universe pageant this summer. Meanwhile, she plans to continue making the public appearances that comes with her Miss California USA duties.
On Thursday, she received a standing ovation while presenting an award at the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards in Nashville, but said, "up in Hollywood, I'm not sure what their reaction would be to my showing up at a movie premiere."
She said she would be willing to meet with representatives from California's largest gay rights group "as long as it's not political."
If anything, Prejean has solidified her stance in the last week. McPherson, who preaches against homosexuality, has been acting as her adviser and encouraging her to use her newfound fame to persuade other evangelical Christians to share their views, even if they are unpopular.
"I learned that God has a bigger crown than any man can give you," she said.
I was wrong to state earlier that conservatives haven't rallied around Prejean the way they should be. Indeed, the support for Prejean has been huge and rightfully so, esp. considering the heap of abuse she's still receiving from the Left for daring to stick to her principles instead of dumping them all in the name of political-correctness and a silly Miss USA title. From the looks of it so far, what makes you even more proud of Prejean is the fact that she isn't backing down from her belief that marriage was created for a man and a woman. Too often we've seen so-called conservatives, ala Pastor Rick Warren, retreat when confronted by the immoral Left. Instead, Prejean is showing folks that she's not a wuss and she needs to be commended for that.
Is Swine Flu 'The Big One' Or A Flu That Fizzles?
United Kingdom MP Jokes About Killing Miss California Carrie Prejean
State Attorney Threatens Locals: Marry 'Gays' -- Or Else
House Committee Approves Hate Crimes Act
Miss California Is Braver Than Some Pastors
Supreme Court To Decide Extent Of Federal Court Control Over Education
Barney Frank: Marijuana, Internet Gambling O.K., But Not 'Total Freedom' In Financial Matters
Plan B - Over The Counter And Off The Deep End
Patrick Leahy Demands 'Truth Commission' To Probe CIA
Janet Napolitano Apologizes To Veterans Over 'Extremist' Flap
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Forget what you've seen on MSNBC, CNN or what you've read in the failing NYTIMES, TIME mag and all the other media outlets still riding Obama's jock, the NYPost gives you the realness concerning the Teleprompter-In-Chief's first 100 days in office:
1. "Obama criticized pork barrel spending in the form of 'earmarks,' urging changes in the way that Congress adopts the spending proposals. Then he signed a spending bill that contains nearly 9,000 of them, some that members of his own staff shoved in last year when they were still members of Congress. 'Let there be no doubt, this piece of legislation must mark an end to the old way of doing business, and the beginning of a new era of responsibility and accountability,' Obama said." -- McClatchy, 3/11
2. "There is no doubt that we've been living beyond our means and we're going to have to make some adjustments." -- Obama during the campaign.
3. This year's budget deficit: $1.5 trillion.
4. Asks his Cabinet to cut costs in their departments by $100 million -- a whopping .0027%!
5. "The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties." -- ABC News, 4/15
6. "Mr. Obama is an accomplished orator but is becoming known in America as the 'teleprompt president' over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech." -- Sky News, 3/18
7. In early February, the 2010 census was moved out of the Department of Commerce and into the White House, politicizing how federal aid is distributed and electoral districts are drawn.
8. Obama taps Nancy Killefer for a new administration job, First Chief Performance Officer -- to police government spending. But it surfaces that Killefer had performance issues of her own -- a tax lien was slapped on her DC home in 2005 for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help. She withdrew.
9. Turkey tried to block the appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen as new NATO secretary general because he didn't properly punish the Danish cartoonist who caricatured Mohammed. France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel were outraged; Obama said he supported Turkey's induction into the European Union.
10. . . . and he never mentioned the Armenian genocide.
11. The picture of Obama and Hugo Chavez shaking hands.
12. Hugo Chavez gave him the anti-American screed "The Open Veins of Latin America." Obama didn't remark upon it. At least it wasn't DVDs.