Thursday, September 22, 2011

Simon & X Factor; Special Prosecutor?; A Bold Faced Lie; Recession's Lost Generation; More Children Now In Poverty; Tony Bennett's Dumbass Statement

The military's policy of "don't ask, don't tell" is officially over. Don't confuse this with President Obama's economic policy, which is "don't ask. I don't want to talk about it."---Leno
(The other day, I was trying to figure out just when the late night comics turned on Obama. It took them almost 2 years. Jokes were still mostly about Bush, Cheney, Palin and other conservatives and Republicans. Perhaps Slo Joe's dumbass comments had something to do with it as well as almost 20 million people out of work. In addition to the comics' understanding that---Congress and the Administration are incompetent). 
  • First the good news: Lawrence Brewer, a White Supremacist, was executed in Texas. He chained James Byrd, a black man, to the back of his truck and dragged him to death. Good job Texas!!!
  • "Recession Is Over News"---Moody's downgraded 3 major banks yesterday. In addition, the Market was sinking fast the last time I checked.
  • Oh, and first-time unemployment claims topped over 400,000 again last week, although there was a drop of 9.000 (a number that will be re-adjusted higher next week as it always is---but it's rarely reported anymore).
  • And you know all of those young people who voted for Obama 3 years ago? Well, according to the 2010 Census just released, those folks have been hit the hardest by the recession, unemployment and poverty. The AP called young people, "the recession's lost generation." Also, child poverty rose significantly. Among Hispanic children, it's risen by over a half a million to 6.1 million. 27% of black children now live in poverty with 30% for white children (Politico).
  • I think I was right. If the X Factor ends up being a monster hit, it will be all Simon's doing.
  • Do you know if Republicans were in control of the White House, the Democrats would be clamoring for a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Solyndra and the Fast And Furious scandals?
  • He's back-peddled since he made his dumbass statement, but he should not be let off the hook so easy. On the Howard Stern show earlier this week, Tony Bennett implied we were responsible for 9/11.  "But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists?...? That might be one of the dumbest fu^cking statements I've heard in my life. And that's a life that includes Slo Joe, Reid, Bachmann, Pelosi and even moi.
  • Do you know if Pres. Obama is re-elected, he will feel his failed policies were vindicated? God help us.
  • "Middle-class families shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires," President Obama said on Monday. How many people know this is a bold-faced lie?
  • He just can't help it. At the UN yesterday, Pres. Obama bashed Bush again. And he had to infuse his speech with the usual Lefty claptrap like climate change. But at least he defended Israel, for once.
  • How many people watched Al Gore's climate change slide show? A Whopping 17,000 WORLD-WIDE!
  • How great is it being in union leadership? A union labor leader in Chicago was rehired for one day and made $158,000 (Chicago Tribune).

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