Friday, May 20, 2011

Entire State of Nevada Gets Waiver; Arnold Now a True Kennedy; Is President Obama Disengaged?; Israel is Always Forced to Make Concessions; Keith on the Royals

Arnold kept his secret about his love child for more than 10 years. You know how he did it? He moved the woman and the child right down the street from the Pakistani military academcy--Leno.
  • The entire state of Nevada got a partial waiver from ObamaCare this week. Yet Texas, that's been hit hard from wildfires, got denied help from FEMA. Could it be because Gov. Perry of Texas is a Republican and Sen. Harry "Dufis" Reid is a Democrat? Just askin'.
  • And who were some of those unions that got waivers to avoid big bumps in their health insurance? Michelle Malkin looked into this and found the following (not a complete list): Teamsters, Communication Workers of America (CWA), Bakers Union, SEIU (whose previous president visited the White House over 20 times in one year, far more than anyone else even our commanders in Afghanistan and Iraq), United Steelworkers, Plumbers and Steamfitters and many more. Coincidentally, they poured and will continue to pour a lot of money into the Obama campaign--so what else is new?
  • Don't you find it interesting that one of our allies, Mubarek of Egypt, was pushed out with the help of the U.S. Yet, Kadafi and Assad--our arch enemies--are still in power (for now)? And Kadafi and Assad are murdering thousands of people too.
  • Headline in a NY Post opinion piece: "Now He's A True Kennedy," referring to Arnold and revelations he cheated on his wife.
  • It appears another reason Cornell West is ticked off at Pres. Obama because the president does not return Cornell's phone calls. (As a sidebar, I've seen West on Princeton's campus a few times. Students follow him around like puppy dogs).
  • Regarding those inappropriate statements by West and Peter Fonda in bashing Pres. Obama, West might be making a point he's not even aware he's making. I get the sense that the president is really disengaged from Black Americans. If I were black, I'd be angry with him myself. For example, the president is making a big deal about making it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens. In one sense, I can understand it as an immigrant myself. But African Americans appear to be getting the shaft (no pun intended). They've been here over 200 years, and their ancestors were brought here forcefully. Yet, when one looks at the high unemployment rate among African Americans today (close to 50% in many areas of the country), I would challenge the president in saying that helping African Americans find jobs is more important right now than the illegal immigration issue. Anyway, that's my take on it.
  • Regardless, whatever these liberals and progressives might be saying about Pres. Obama now--they will still vote for him.
  • Even as congress agrees to extend the Patriot Act four more years (you recall how the Left wanted W's head for this one? They appear to have moved on to something else).
  • When you hear all these debates about Israel and what they should do, consider this. Look at Rhode Island or Delaware, and then imagine every state surrounding  RI or DE wants them deleted from the map by force. That's what Israel faces every day since 1948.(Pres. Obama suggested they go back to their pre-1967 borders. If I were Israeli, I'd tell him to go fly a kite. That would leave Israel the size of Manhattan Island surrounded by over 300 million people who want them wiped off the face of the earth).
  • By the way, why does Israel always have to make concessions anyway?
  • "Recession is Over News:"  The post-recession jobs creation rate is the lowest since the 1930's. The U.S. has 5% fewer jobs today (a loss of 7 million jobs) than it did when the recession began in December 2007. Whose doing well in this recession in terms of jobs creation?---health care.  Who is not?---Construction, a loss of over 2 million jobs {USA Today}
  • Census Trivia:  The top non-Hispanic groups in the U.S. are in order of size: Germans, Irish, English, Italian, Poles, French and Scottish.
  • Keith Richards in USA Today: On the Royal Wedding: "I wouldn't go near that family...I have no interest in them at all. Heads of state should be elected. They shouldn't be born to power...And God knows when Liz is going to croak." Then he was asked about being knighted, he said, "I wouldn't let them near me with a sword, no way."
  • Today is "National Visit Your Relatives Day," or as Arnold calls it, "Better Make It Two Days."--Fallon

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