and make some dinner, and being in a proper mood, I'll now hit some news.
The striped-pants dirtbags at the State Department need to be added- if they weren't already there- to the list of 'bureaucrats that should be whipped alongside the politicians'.
State Department officials on Monday confirmed Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, will soon be going on a trip of the Middle East and the U.S. government will be picking up the tab.
Hey, Nanny Bloomberg, you might understand most of the people in NYEffin'C really don't like you talking down to them like you're lecturing a 2-year old. Matter of fact, I think a lot of them are getting damned sick of you.
I shall have to make sure I don't buy anything from General Electric if I can avoid it; screw 'em.
FOX Business Channel’s Charles Gasparino told Bill O’Reilly tonight that GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt gathered the CNBC reporters together in early 2009 and scolded them for reporting negatively on Barack Obama. GE owns 80% of NBC Universal.
We already knew that Jeffrey Immelt was pushing non-existent global warming so that his company could benefit from cap and trade legislation. Now we know that GE’s CEO was sitting at meetings in the White House and scolding his reporters for being hard on Obama.
In other media malpractice,
WJLA-TV, a Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate, suspended reporter Doug McKelway following his alleged “partisan” comments at a liberal rally on Capitol Hill marking the three-month anniversary of the Gulf oil spill. Video of the broadcast tells a different story:
Video at the link.
Political idiocy leading toward national suicide:
Earlier this summer, a group of congressional Democrats sent a letter to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton urging her to begin the process of categorizing the Taliban as a terrorist group. In June, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand of New York and Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New Jersey proposed legislation that would immediately add the Taliban to the terrorist list.
Yet the State Department’s report (due on April 30 but released last week), did not include the Taliban with groups such as al-Qaida, Hamas and the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA). To qualify, an organization must meet only three criteria: It must be foreign, it must engage in terrorist activity and its activity must threaten the security of the U.S. or its citizens.
“It is hard to imagine this agency can see fit to issue a report that doesn’t include the Taliban groups,” Fred Gedrich, a foreign policy analyst and former State Department employee, told The Daily Caller. “They have killed more Americans and conducted more terror attacks on innocent civilians during the past 12 months than any other terror group.“
Yeah, it's hard to believe; except it's just the kind of stupidity we've come to expect from many Democrats in general and the Obama Administration in particular.
Just as Michelle Obama returned from her much-criticized luxury vacation to Spain, which cost the U.S. taxpayers an estimated $400,000, her husband cut $11.9 billion from the Food Stamp program, designed to help the poorest Americans.
The cut, along with tax increases to businesses is supposed to pay for an aid package to several states, mostly to prevent the layoff of about 160,000 public school teachers and administrators.
Of course, the teachers’ unions are tremendous contributors to the Democratic Party, and were instrumental in putting Obama in office. The move is seen by many as a payback for their support.
You think maybe?
I have to note that when I went through the TSA checkpoint at El Paso, it was about as painless as that crap can be made. They made EVERYBODY take off their shoes, and belts, and anything else they could think of, but I didn't see anybody abusing their position in the few minutes I was there. I do have to say, for someone used to carrying a sidearm and pocketknife damn near everywhere, having to make sure you don't have a dangerous pair of fingernail clippers forgotten in your bag or shaving kit or whatever is a pain in the ass. And somewhat demeaning; I'm sick to death of having it demonstrated that our 'betters' don't trust us with arms or tools.
And on that cheery note, I need food.