What kind of an idiot does it take to buzz the city of New York with a jet and two fighter planes? People in New York tend to notice these things. I believe it has something to do with some planes aiming for, and hitting the World Trade Center in 2001. There have been some recent examples. Remember the New York Yankees ball player that was flying his plane in New York and ended up crashing into an apartment building? First thought was terrorism. Then there was the plane that landed in the Hudson River earlier this year. It turned into a great story with nobody being killed, but the terrorism thought was there by some watching as it happened.
This backup of Air Force One and the two F-16's escorting (shooting pictures) was another terrorist attack, even if unintended. People were running the streets and exiting office buildings.
This was a stupid move and lays at the feet of the President. It's his employees that did this for a photo op for him. The ultimate responsibility lays with Obama.
Obama the Tax Collector
President Obama has done his part to help the recovery of the economy. By nominating Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services Secretary, he's collected another $7,.000 from someone that hadn't paid their taxes. So far, Obama has collected nearly $160,000 in back taxes just from his nominees. His nominees for HHS have accounted for approximately $147,000. If you will remember, his first nominee owed approximately $140,000 in back taxes. The Treasury Department comes in second with over $30,000 collected just from Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Maybe the way to save the economy is to create more cabinet posts and have Obama name his choices for those posts. It is interesting that these are all Democrats that owe the back taxes. The Democrats are the tax and spend party, yet they don't seem to pay their taxes.
Finally!! An Obama Success!!
After the many missteps of Obama's choices for various positions, including Bill Richardson who decided not to take the post of Commerce Secretary due to a scanal in New Mexico that he seems to be tied to, and Senator Judd Gregg deciding not to take the same position when the White House moved the Census to the White House and away from the Commerce Dept., Ellen Moran has decided to leave her post in the West Wing of the White House as Communications Director and become the Chief of Staff for none other than the Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke.
When asked why she would leave the west wing for a lesser position, she said "that's all I got for you" and she walked away. One can only wonder if there will be more about this at some point in the future.
Every year in this country, approximately 36,000 people die from the flu. Yes, just the normal flu that we hear about every year. Now an outbreak of "Swine flu" has developed in Mexico. Over 100 people have died from this (according the reports that come out every two and a half minutes on the news) in Mexico. It's spread. People that traveled to Mexico in the past month seem to have contracted it and brought it back. There are masked people wandering the streets of Mexico and now in some areas here. 11 states now report that they have cases of the "Swine flu".
However, scientists at the University of Wisconsin have discovered that this strain of flu is not as dangerous as originally thought. In fact, they are saying that it may not be as dangerous as the flu that 36,000 people die from every year.
In the meantime, questions have been raised about closing the border to Mexico to protect us from the flu. Wait a minute!! We have an estimated 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in this country and the Democrats claim that they need amnesty and that monitoring the borders won't stop them. But we can shut down the borders for the flu? Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security, says the borders don't need to be closed for the flu, but that's not my point. My point is that she thinks she can. If we can close the borders for the flu why can't we close the borders from the illegal aliens? Maybe the answer is to take away their Nyquil and they will stop crossing the border.
No, I'm not talking about another press conference by Obama and I'm not talking about Vice President Joe Biden, although with Biden, anything is possible. The President decided to release memo's describing the "torture". After seeing some of the things that pass for torture, I now understand the fear my niece had as a child when she used to scream at a moth that flew too close to her at night. One of our torture methods was apparently to put a lady bug in the room with a detainee. Another method seems to have been to push the detainee into a wall.
Then there's the big one. Waterboarding. This is a method where a doctor is in the room to be sure that the detainee has immediate medical care should the detainee swallow wrong. You know, have the drink go down the wrong pipe. We were limited to only a few times an hour. It makes me wonder, if we could bring back Daniel Pearl and asked him if he'd prefer to have waterboarding under those conditions or would he prefer to have his head cut off as happened.
In the meantime, Al Queda is now having a science class for terrorists teaching them that lady bugs, while a nuisance, don't hurt you. Caterpillars are fuzzy little creatures that inch their way from one place to another, but that the biggest danger to you could be that you'd die of old age before the caterpillar went from one side of the room to the other.
Someone should tell the President that terrorists will learn this science and figure out that butterflies don't pose a threat. After all, the terrorists have proven they are capable of learning. They learned how to fly our planes.
President Obama is telling people not to panic, but to be concerned about the flu. Wash your hands thoroughly, cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze and if you're feeling sick, don't go to work or school and don't send your kids to day care if you keep them home from school. Didn't we all learn this growing up? Oh well, that's another topic for another day.
Vice President Joe Biden, appearing on the Today show said that he's told his family to stay off of enclosed transportation. Stay away from subways, trains, planes to protect themselves from the flu. This is in direct contrast to Obama's words. Even Matt Lauer and Meredith Veira commented after Biden's interview that he must be mistaken because it wasn't what the President was saying.
Obama's First 100 Days
I am so glad that we're finally into the 101st day. I am sick to death of the countdown that CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC and the other liberal media were going through to reach that hundredth day. It got to the point where I was looking to see if the media was going to count wrong one day and have a big discussion. I'm really surprised they didn't have their little clock in the corner that said 99 days 23 hours 59 minutes and 45 seconds to Obama's hundredth day, beginning from the moment he was inaugurated.
This President has been covered more than any previous President. The media just swoons at every sighting of him. He's taped coming out of the White House, going in, stepping onto Air Force One, stepping off of it. They went nuts waiting for the choice of a dog, then for the dog to reach the age where it could be delivered, then the delivery of the dog. It's really a wonder they don't give a play by play description of him attending to his private personal matters.
The important part of the first 100 days seems to have been glossed over. Obama has spent more money than all of the previous Presidents combined. From George Washington to George W. Bush not as much money has been spent as Obama and the Democrat Congress have spent.
After complaining about "record deficits" under President Bush, the Obama administration has increased the deficit four times that amount in less than 100 days. Remember the jokes of President Bush holding hands with a prince from the middle east? Obama bows to a middle eastern King. Remember Bush trying to exit through a locked door in Japan? Obama walked into a window at the White House.
Remember Bush mangling the English language when he speaks? Obama has the Teleprompter of the United States (TOTUS). There's even a blog site for TOTUS.
Senator Arlen Specter changed to the Democrat Party from the Republican Party. So what? He hasn't been a Republican other than collecting the money from the Republicans, in years.
Specter discovered that he couldn't win a Republican Primary next year. He has a better chance to win as a Democrat, according to him.
Remember when Phil Graham changed from being a Democrat to a Republican? He gave up his seat because he ran as a Democrat and was changing to the Republican Party. He promptly ran for the seat as a Republican and won.
Government Takeover of Auto Companies
Chrysler is filing bankruptcy. All of those billions of dollars did no good. Look for a new model that has a windmill on the trunk to make it go. It will only come in green.
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