It now looks as though the president has surrendered to Russian demands to kill off Third Site. Michael Goldfarb at The Weekly Standard is reporting that:
“According to reliable sources, Obama administration officials are on their way to Poland and the Czech Republic to deliver very bad news. The administration intends to cancel completely the missile defense sites that had been promised to these governments by the previous administration.”
Soft on dictators and crapping on allies: yep, he either studied at Carter U., or they have the same mindset. Either way, it sucks.
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday she is clueless about an amendment to prohibit government funds for embattled ACORN, although it overwhelmingly passed the Senate Monday and the White House is calling for the group to be held accountable.
"I don't even know what they passed," Pelosi told The Post yesterday. "What did they do? They defunded it?"
The amendment to suspend housing grants was a stunning blow to the community-activist group -- and came as some Democrats and the White House have been backing away from the group.
If she, Speaker of the House, truly knew nothing of this, then she's deaf and/or stupid, and so is her staff.
...ACORN 'chief organizer' says 'We're gonna go after this videographer and Fox',
just before the NEXT tape comes out, this one in San Diego.
I think the old saying is "Once is chance, twice could be coincidence, three times is enemy action"; this is five, and the big reaction of ACORN seems to be to try to kill the messenger; typical for a socialist group, isn't it? Remember this statement:
Former Acorn board members tell me the group has always been confident it will be protected. After the Nevada voter-registration fraud indictment last May, Bonnie Greathouse, Acorn's chief organizer in the state, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that "we've had bad publicity before" and survived. "People always come forward to our defense. We're just community organizers, just like the president used to be."
Not so much, anymore.
Obama & Co. lowballed the costs of Cap & Trade to the US? No surprise:
Well, it looks like he low-balled the costs of this horrid piece of legislation.
The Obama Administration this week admitted cap and trade would actually cost American households around $1,761 a year.
The Obama administration has privately concluded that a cap and trade law would cost American taxpayers up to $200 billion a year, the equivalent of hiking personal income taxes by about 15 percent.
A previously unreleased analysis prepared by the U.S. Department of Treasury says the total in new taxes would be between $100 billion to $200 billion a year. At the upper end of the administration's estimate, the cost per American household would be an extra $1,761 a year.
Back to Jimmy Carter the Second, more formally known as Pres. Barack Obama:
Next week the Obama Administration will allow Ahmadinejad, Castro, Chavez, Gaddafi and several other international thugs into New York City to speak in front of the United Nations General Assembly. However, one country's president will not be allowed into the United States.
President Roberto Micheletti from Honduras will not be allowed to enter into America. The Obama Administration revoked his visa back in July.
For the first time in our nation's history, the Obama administration is siding with Marxist leaders Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, Raul Castro and Evo Morales in condemning our democratic ally Honduras.
A while back there was a bunch of noise that the new rules of engagement may have been a big factor in the deaths of Marines in Afghanistan; Uncle Jimbo doesn't think so:
...The new directive specifically states that if a unit cannot safely disengage, then they can use fire support against civilian locations.
(NOTE) This directive does not prevent commanders from protecting the lives of their men and women as a matter of self-defense where it is determined no other options (specific options deleted due to operational security) are available to effectively counter the threat.In the case under discussion an advisory unit and it's Afghan counterparts were ambushed and called for fire support from Apache gunships and artillery. They got neither in a timely fashion and almost certainly that was a factor in the deaths of the four Marines.
...But the mistakes were in improperly applying the ROE and in disregarding the commander on the ground saying that there were no civilians in jeopardy regardless. If as reported they were denied this fire support due to an overly tight and wrong interpretation of the ROE, and worse if the chain of command failed to listen to the unit in contact advising that the call for fire would not harm civilians, then heads should roll. But let's find out if that is the case before we jump to judgment.
I hope not; I hate the thought that the commander would put rules in effect that would cause troops to die. Other problem: if the rules did allow the use of arty and air but the commanders either thought it wouldn't be allowed or were worried that if civilians died they'd be hung out to dry, then we've got- in the second case- a real big problem.
While Rep. Maxine Waters(Socialist-CA) is bitching that those people who disagree with The ONE's plans need to be investigated,
The ethics committee did not indicate what allegations it is examining involving Waters, but a series of news reports earlier this year questioned the California lawmaker’s role in the decision to provide $12 million in federal bailout funds to OneUnited Bank, where her husband, Sidney Williams, had served on the board and owned a minimum of $500,000 in stock in 2007.
As reported in March by the Los Angeles Times, the California lawmaker, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, arranged a September 2008 meeting between OneUnited Bank’s chief executive, other financial institutions and Treasury Department officials.
The newspaper quoted a former Treasury official who attended the meeting as saying that it was intended to focus broadly on problems facing minority-owned banks, but instead focused primarily on OneUnited Bank.
Translation:"Yeah, if ACORN had been a conservative group we'd have been all OVER it, but since ACORN isn't we were just to busy with everything else to bother with, y'know, investigating them. Or reporting on what someone else brought up."
Senator Baucus(Evil Party Dirtbag-MT) really thinks screwing you is a good idea:
The Baucus proposal would impose, starting in 2013, a 35 percent excise tax on insurance companies for "high-cost plans" -- defined as those above $8,000 for individuals and $21,000 for family plans.
The tax contemplated by Baucus is also a big revenue raiser. It is expected to raise $200 billion, money that Baucus is hoping to use to pay for subsidies for the uninsured.
And Baucus thinks it's a good idea; Baucus needs to be recalled by MT voters.
And the New York Effing' Times can't be trusted. At all:
Here's what ACORN claimed... before the revelation of the NYC video:
This recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results we’ve all recently seen.
The statement was embarrassing enough that ACORN seems to have disappeared it forever from their site -- a pretty good red flag about the statement's "operativeness."
But that won't stop the NYT. The statement's great -- we just need to edit out a couple of words:
In a statement over the weekend, Bertha Lewis, the chief organizer for Acorn, said the bogus prostitute and pimp had spent months visiting numerous Acorn offices, including those in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia, before getting the responses they were looking for.
And just like that, ACORN's clear lie about O'Keefe and Giles striking out in New York City is airbrushed out of the picture, and the statement is presented as still possibly operative.You know, worrying about "Can I stop this dino that's about to eat/mulch me?" would be simple compared to worrying about all these people who want to 'save' me...