Tag Archive for President Obama

Bill Maher’s “New Rules”

New Rule: You can’t use the statement “there will be no cooperation for the rest of the year” as a threat if there was no cooperation in the first half of the year. Here’s a word the president should take out of his teleprompter: bipartisanship. People only care about that in theory, not in practice.”
– Bill Maher, 3/26/2010

Rachel Maddow on GOP Hypocrisy on Stimulus

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E3vDO5eYRw[/youtube] It’s easy to trigger multiple comments on my Facebook page and my friends list; simply post something positive about President Obama and the Stimulus package or post something negative about TeaPartiers.  Then site back and watch the comments fly, especially from old high school chums from New York. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow goes one better. …

Helping Haiti

On Tuesday, a catastrophic earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed, but the death toll — already in the thousands — is climbing fast. This is the worst earthquake to hit the area in more than 200 years. Entire communities have been ripped apart and as many…

AP’s Top News Stories of 2009

I would have thought the confirmation of Justice Sotomayor would have warranted inclusion, but per the editors of the Associated Press, here are the top news stories of 2009. Here are 2009’s top 10 stories as voted by the U.S. editors and news directors:  -1. THE ECONOMY: Despite a $787 billion federal stimulus package, much…

Brother, Can You Spare Five Dimes?

One of the best known songs of the Great “Republican” Depression “Brother Can you Spare a Dime”was written in 1931. Viewed as the anthem of the shattered dreams of the Depression era, considering our current economic recession and our shattered dreams of Change, this song seems to be strikingly relevant.