Obama's latest globetrotting adventure to attend the G8 Economic Summit included,
you guessed it, another apology. This time, Obama professed his deep sorrow for
America "falling short of our climate responsibilities"
It looks like the government takeover of 17% of the economy via 'health-care reform'
has also hit a snag. Conservative Democrats in the House rebelled against their party
leaders Thursday, raising concerns
about the cost of President Obama's health care overhaul and seeking to put the
brakes on legislation.
I had no idea there were such things as conservative Democrats, but they're right.
As Congress considers a surtax on the nation's top earners to fund an expansion
in federal health care, a new Tax Foundation analysis
shows that 33 states would see top
tax rates exceed 50%. Can you spell tyranny?
By the way, Obama's poll numbers are dropping. Latest Rasmussen figures show him
at -8. In addition, independent voters are deserting
President Obama nationally
and especially in key swing states.
Voters now trust Republicans
more than Democrats on six out of
10 key issues, including the top issue of the economy. Baby steps, baby steps.
GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
With record numbers of Americans out of work and the war in Afghanistan heating
up, our elected officials continued laboring diligently on our behalf. They have
decided that the Agriculture Department will be given the power
to regulate all food sold in schools
-- including vending machine snacks -- when Congress renews child nutrition programs.
And San Francisco's Mayor announced a sweeping new food initiative
: San Francisco city workers
must now follow "healthy meeting" guidelines, meaning, among other restrictions,
that they can't eat doughnuts.
A little-known law
is suddenly being enforced with gusto in
Pennsylvania. The law can force adult children to pay their parents' health-care
costs. Who knew?
If U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has his way, all of the 12,700 babies expected to be
born in Central New York next year will receive a $500 bonus
from the federal government. Lest
we forget, that's OUR money they're giving away.
And the Obama administration quietly announced last week that as much as $16.1 million from the stimulus program
is going to save
the San Francisco Bay area habitat of the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse. Location,
Meanwhile, the White House has
for soldier's gear, giving a new twist to Of Mice and Men.
Minnesota's newest Senator
Ultra-left loudmouth Al Franken is now Minnesota's newest Senator
after the courts accommodated
his request for handpicked recounts in the disputed election. Over in Missouri,
residents are treated to another joke. They will get a new fee added to their
electric bill for using less energy
. The money is spent on promotions
by the utilities to get people using less energy. I kid you not.
Speaking of jokes, far-left actor and fellow loudmouth, Alec Baldwin, is eyeing a post-acting career
that could take him off a Hollywood
soundstage into the halls of Congress.
Heartbreak and angst on the left as San Francisco Zoo's same-sex penguin couple breaks up
. Male Magellan penguins
Harry and Pepper have been together since 2003 but their relationship hit the rocks
when a female penguin, Linda, befriended Harry after her long-time companion died.
in this month's issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Human Sexuality
finds that sexual orientation can be changed — and that psychological care for individuals
with unwanted same-sex attractions is generally beneficial. I wonder if posting
studies like this will be soon be deemed a hate crime. Stranger things have happened...(mostly
in the last 6 months)
On a recent radio show hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, a caller phoned in with a
theory about Michael Jackson's death. He blamed Sarah Palin
. The scary thing is, this guy actually
has a vote.
Speaking of Michael Jackson, a memorial service held in his honor drew more than
31 million television viewers
in the U.S. Hey, the entertainment
value was almost worth it - just to see race hustler Al Sharpton try to make a black
icon out of a guy who whitewashed his black skin and used sperm from white men to
father his children. The beat goes on.
Meanwhile, Activist Ray Ward has filed the 18th ethics complaint
against Governor Palin, claiming
she was paid for radio and tv interviews.
California is out of cash and political infighting has kept the politicos from passing
a budget. So California's elected representatives have resorted to handing out IOU's
in lieu of their citizens own money. Three major banks have stopped honoring
those IOUs. What's a guy to
do? Leave, as many businesses are
. Good read: Why We're Leaving LA.
Last, but not least, it now turns out that a former Guantanamo Bay inmate is leading the fight against U.S. Marines
in the Helmand
province of Afghanistan. He thanks all bleeding heart liberals for this second chance
to kill Americans.
All politics, all the time was getting to me, so I took a break and penned Male Hair Syndrome.
It gave me a much needed laugh.
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