There are plenty of naive folks out there who think that a President can't do much about the level of violence in a major city like Chicago. Well, that's total BS. The same way Barry spent millions to save Wall Street, he can put money into programs within Chicago (and other large cities struggling with crime) that help to combat crime (such as $$$ specifically earmarked to hire more police). The same way Barry has gone out of his way for gays (attempting to repeal DADT, granting gay couples hospital rights, etc), he can work with Congress to institute tougher guns laws and anti-gang initiatives. Barry can also talk to the First Lady about getting out there to promote education and self-responsibility (esp. with young, black women are dropping out of school, getting pregnant, catching STD's and committing increasing rates of crime nationwide) as much as she talks about obesity. 2008 saw Blacks vote in record numbers to elect a "first Black president" and thanks to Barry's obsession with pushing a white, radically-Left agenda, they've gotten zip in return--but it's the 'evil' Republicans are the "RACIST!" ones.
Monday, May 03, 2010
But he displayed "comedic genious", that's all that matters.Everyone agrees that President Obama was funnier than Jay Leno at the White House Correspondents Association dinner on Saturday night. But this joke is inspiring some backlash:"Jonas Brothers are here, they're out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans, but boys, don't get any ideas. Two words for you: predator drones. You will never see it coming. You think I'm joking?""You have to wonder why in the world the president's speech writers would think it was a good idea to throw a joke about predator drones into the president's speech during the White House Correspondent's Dinner, given that an estimated one-third of drone casualties, or between 289 and 378, have been civilians," wrote Adam Serwer at the American Prospect.
"Let's be honest, fellow progressives, we'd be all over Bush if he made the same 'predator drone' joke Obama told last night," Philadelphia Daily News' Will Bunch tweeted.
Drone attacks in Pakistan have killed hundreds of suspected insurgents since early 2009 -- but they have also killed civilians and stirred up animosity towards the U.S. in Pakistan.President Bush was pilloried for making light of the lack of WMDs in Iraq at the 2004 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Conservatives are already aware of the very cozy relationship the Teleprompter-in-Chief has long had with the angry, radically-Left, blame-Bush-for-everything-wrong-with-the-planet Huffington Post, but this takes the cake. Dare anyone call him an "ideologue" after this."If you’re a fan of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, try reading a few columns on the Huffington Post website."
So said President Barack Obama in his commencement address to the University of Michigan 2010 graduates Saturday.
"If we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line with our own, studies suggest that we will become more polarized, more set in our ways," ironically said the President.
"But if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and our beliefs, perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from."
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Sunday, May 02, 2010
Since I've been out of F/T work I rarely venture into Manhattan these days, but I do need any reason to go at all after this crap? Probably not. Free speech or no free speech, unless you got an army ready to go war behind you, you don't fuck with the Taliban...so yeah, let 'em have the "South Park" HQ's if they want it, I'll be resting easy in Brooklyn.Three heroic cops and a quick-thinking street vendor stopped a madman from detonating a car bomb in the heart of Times Square Saturday night, law enforcement officials told the Daily News.
"It looked like someone tried to detonate it and we got to it in time," a police source said. "This is a big deal. It has the makings of a real car bomb."
The federal government views the incident a "potential terrorist attack," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday.
"We're taking this very seriously," Napolitano told CNN's "State of the Union" program. "We're treating it as if it could be a potential terrorist attack."
Cops evacuated and shut down the Times Square are Saturday night, but all streets were reopened by 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
The T-shirt vendor - a Vietnam vet - told Officer Wayne Rhatigan there was smoke coming from a Nissan SUV on the southwest corner of 45th St. and Broadway about 6:30 p.m., sources said.
Rhatigan approached the car, saw the smoke and sprang into action.
"I did a lap around the vehicle. The inside was smoking," Rhatigan told the Daily News. "I smelled gunpowder and knew it might blow. I thought it might blow any second."
Authorities have captured 17 suspected illegal immigrants in southern Arizona as they continued their manhunt Saturday for smugglers who they say shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy in a remote desert area 50 miles south of Phoenix.
Three of those captured overnight Friday matched descriptions from the wounded Pinal County deputy and were being questioned Saturday, sheriff's Lt. Tamatha Villar said. The deputy was released from the hospital, and was recovering at home.
The shooting came amid a growing national debate over the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigration. A backlash over the law has erupted, with civil rights activists, concerned it will lead to racial profiling, calling for protests and boycotts.
Criticism of the law was sure to figure prominently at dozens of immigrants rights marches and rallies planned for Saturday across the nation, including one set for the grounds of the Arizona state Capitol.
The new law's passage came amid increasing anger in Arizona about violence, drug smugglers and illegal immigration drop houses. The issue gained renewed attention a month ago when a southern Arizona rancher was shot and killed by a suspected illegal border crosser.
Where's the blame on the liberal press for inciting violence against Arizona law enforcemnt?