Critical News of the Day

Since the New York Times’ slogan is “All the news that’s fit to print,” and they are doing such a fine job of deciding what meets that criteria that they are ready to take a government bailout, I thought I would bring you “All the news the New York Times doesn’t think is fit to print (and some that it does).”  This will be for all the stories I don’t have time to comment on in-depth (or at all), but thought you should see them too.  I will try to update this every day, so check back often.

January 20, 2009

I am not going to single out one of the 100’s of Inauguration Day headlines.  Let me just say that today is an historic day in the United States.  Whether you agree or disagree with Barack Obama, it is still incredible that, less than 46 years after Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his famous “I have a dream…” speech, America has sworn in its first black president.  He is not the Democrat’s president; he is the American president; he is my president.

As for the rest of the news today, there are some serious problems that very few people are talking about here.

Could we see Reykjavik on Thames? – Britain is unstable; Greece gets downgraded; and Ireland, Portugal, and Spain threatened with being downgraded…Is the U.S. next?  And what if it happens?

Is that what the stock market is worried about? – Between the “stimulus” packages, disastrous energy policy, and soaring government spending, could we end up in the same position as Britain?

NY Times gets cash infusion from Mexican billionaire – Not enough to cover debts, however.  “The Times Co. reported having about $46 million in cash and $1.1 billion in debt in September. A $400 million loan expires in May.”

Iran wants to rearm Hamas – If at first you don’t succeed, use a bigger rocket.  Also notice that, for all the whining about how Israel wasn’t allowing in Humanitarian relief into Gaza, “Since the beginning of the operation, 41,937 tons of humanitarian supplies and 2,263,351 liters of fuel have been transferred to the Strip.”  Israel would actually stop all attacks for a few hours a day to let humanitarian conveys get through.

January 19, 2009

Oh well, time to get back on track with this…

Bush finally does the right thing! – It is a crying shame the way these two border guards were treated, especially since immunity was granted to the dirt-bag drug-smuggler who testified against them and was subsequently caught smuggling two more times but let off.

Obama team considering “Bad Bank” – The Bad Bank is a Bad Idea!

A prostitution-free zone at the inauguration?!? – Then how will all the politicians attend?  And it’s not like posting a sign will keep the hookers from looking for Johns…What, they didn’t know there was a law against it?

Pelosi wants to prosecute some Bush officials – I don’t mind her charging them with leading us into a war on false pretenses as long as she also charges every Congressman and Senator that voted to authorize the war!  Especially the members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Select Committee on Intelligence, since they reviewed all of the intelligence reports that the President did and they came to the same conclusion!

Obama has four years to save the Earth – This from the guy that uses the 1970’s as his baseline temp (when Newsweek ran a coverstory about the coming ice-age) to show a bigger increase in temps and then used September’s temperature data as October’s in order to try and claim that it was the hottest October on record (instead of the 70th hottest).  Yeah, there is “science” you can trust!  But throw another plug in for Obama being the Messiah, since only he can save the entire planet now!

January 16, 2009

So much for a slow news day.

The vote on TARP was much closer than expected – Maybe there is hope for the future…nah, just wishful thinking.

About time the press picks up on this! – The bailouts are “shadow nationalization.”

Treasury and FDIC propose new government “Bad Bank” – This idea is insane.  Let’s you and I, the taxpayers, set up our own bank…but not one designed to be successful…we will only buy bad debt…that way we are guaranteed to fail!

Pelosi steps on lots of toes – The Dems are getting restless.

Stimulus plan would make it harder for failing banks to be purchased by healthy ones – What a great plan, especially since there are so many healthy banks left now!

Now they want to pay farmers to kill dairy cows – Your tax dollars at work…and all in the name of higher milk prices.

And now for an update on the Senate.

Harry Reid forced to eat [Jim] Crow – Pressured into accepting Burris despite saying there was “no way” a Soon-to-be-in-jail-ovitch appointee would ever be seated in the Senate.

Biden’s replacement sworn in – Reid says, “No one can fill Joe Biden’s shoes.”  I agree…not even Joe Biden.

Minnesota recount could very well be as unconstitutional as Florida’s in 2000 – Lack of standardized proceedures and 25 precincts counting more votes than signed-in voters could lead to a Supreme Court challenge.

And finally, as promised, the “global warming” update.

Waxman pushes for rapid passage of global warming bills – OK….but last time I went outside, I was praying for MORE global bloody warming – It’s freaking cold out there!!!!!!  See, for example, the following stories:

Chicago at -50 deg F.

Cold spell in Cuba

Seattle

Across the U.S.

In fact, there are a ton of links here

As a matter of fact, the only place that hasn’t frozen over is Hell, but I hear the National Weather Service is watching their temperatures very closely!

January 15, 2009

Why does anyone vote for Charley Rangel?!? – Does anyone remember that in 2002, 2004, and 2006, the Democrats kept claiming that Bush was going to reinstate the draft?  And yet, it was not a Republican who kept trying to do…it was Democrat Charley Rangel.  It makes my veteran blood boil!

Please pray for Obama – Like him or not, please pray that the inauguration goes forward safely.  The last thing our country needs is some retarded redneck racist trying something stupid.  Think of the alternative to Obama at this point…President Biden?!?!? Also, please pray for the Secret Service agents on the Presidential Detail.

Ahmadinejad continues his sabre rattling towards America – Why does the American press still give this guy any credibility whatsoever?

Israel’s continued existence in the region is “not feasible.” – Another Hitler-esque quote by Iran’s wannabee.

Who could have seen this coming?!? – If this idea surprises you, I cordially invite you to pull your head out of the sand and look at one of my first blog posts about McCain here.

The endless supply of money continues – Pelosi also tries to reassert her independence from Obama.  I found it very interesting that, according to a radio interview I heard with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who said that Pelosi had threatened to keep the House in session across the President’s Day recess (denying Congressmen the opportunity to return to their districts) if they didn’t pass the stimulus by then.  Sounds like a second-grade bully.

And throw more money – The only limit on what they can spend is the rate at which paper and ink can be brought to the Treasury Dept.

And don’t forget your God-given rights to “life, liberty, and digital TV” – After all, heaven forbid someone not be able to watch American Idol!

At least there are a few voices of reason left – Republican leader Boehner vows to fight it.

Freshman UT Congressman proposes Constitutional Amendment to force balanced budgets – Will it pass?  Not a chance.  Should it pass?  Absolutely.

And here is the ultimate irony – The Treasury Department telling us to use credit wisely!  And don’t forget to see your tax dollars at work, you can go to http://www.controlyourcredit.gov/.

Meanwhile, Congress approved the remaining $350 billion TARP funds – We may not have a Treasury Secretary to spend it come Tuesday, but he will have a big bag of increasingly worthless paper to throw around however he sees fit once confirmed.

It’s late and that’s a lot for one day.  I will save some of the “global warming” stories for tomorrow since Friday is typically a slow news day.

January 14, 2009

More attacks on Israel – This time from groups in Lebanon.

Let’s marry off our daughters at age 10 – Not doing so is a disservice according to the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia (what a nut-job!).

U.S. military warns of possible collapse of Mexico and/or Pakistan – Hmmm…which would be worse?  Having drug cartels running a country on our border or giving religious fanatics nuclear weapons half-way around the world?  Not a call I want to make.

Madison, WI, set to make drastic changes – All in the name of climate change and “sustainability.”

Obama’s inauguration to be most expensive ever – 110 million pounds = $83 million.  And that’s during “the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.”  But is there any media outcry at the wasteful, extravagent spending?  Of course not.  But when Bush wanted to spend between $40-70 million for his second inauguration, during what were quite good economic times (remember the Dow Jones Industrial average topped 14,000 for a while there), the press lambasted him.  Man, hypocrisy just ticks me off.

January 13, 2009

Bernanke Calls for Banking Cleanup – How nice: he helps orchestrate the mess, then calls for its clean-up.

Speaking of the banking mess – Citigroup is breaking up faster than arctic sea ice.

Influence For Sale – Slick Willy rakes in the cash, but of course he wouldn’t advise his wife on foreign policy matters relating to his donors, would he?

So much for the promise of “Smart Power” – If she’s so smart, how come she doesn’t know it’s bloody cold outside?!?

Hope you can hold it – Apparently, there is going to be a lot of crap at the Inauguration.  Go figure!

Atlas Shrugged – From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years.

January 12, 2009

Coleman sues in Minnesota Senate race – After so many unsecured ballots mysteriously showed up in closets and people’s cars in heavily democratic-leaning districts, who can blame him.

Franken not happy – And I, for one, am happy he isn’t happy.

Why no cease-fire in Gaza? – The puppet-masters won’t allow it.

“Smart Power” key to diplomacy – I have no idea what that means, but don’t worry, I doubt Hillary does either.

January 11, 2009

Today’s headlines will also cause me to include a few older articles as well, and appear to focus on “global warming.”

Background on the Obama Climate Czar – When is a conspiracy theorist not a conspiracy theorist?  When it is no longer a theory.  In case you missed it, check out this article again.

Hope you don’t like your plasma TV – It is only a matter of time before they ban them in the US too.

And now, for a few selections of the opposing viewpoint (but wait, I thought there was a consensus…)

The Environment Minister in  Belfast gets it – Oh, but he must be in the pocket of “Big Oil.”

How about the Editorial Board at Investor’s Business Daily – Well, of course they would be bought and paid for by the oil companies.

How about the Russians – I don’t normally quote Pravda, but since the New York Times is looking to follow their business model, I may as well.

Old, But Convincing – Here is the clincher…Analysis of the modeling methodologies used by Gore-ists and the number of accepted standards they ignore to make their “dire” predictions.

January 10, 2009

Obama scales back campaign promises – Lots of us were warning our friends that he would have to do this even before the economic problems.

12 year old interview with the Obamas surfaces – You gotta love how Obama describes his family (with his parents being divorced) as one “that frees itself from the constraint of a traditional family.”  Funny, I have been married for a total of 18 years, and I never felt constrained.

Could this be the next target of environmentalists? – Does anyone really think the power consumption would significantly change if we did fewer searches?  They would still have all of their servers running and using energy.

January 9, 2009 (and prior)

Blago impeached – who would have seen this coming.

Burris denied -Harry Reid says no way.

But then the Democrats flip-flop – Harry Reid says I didn’t really mean no.

Bailouts for the auto industry (and everyone else, apparently) – Let’s just nationalize all of these industries.

And since business all want bailouts… – They’re not hurting for cash, but since everyone else has their hands out, why not?

Here’s a bailout guaranteed to end the free press – They certainly won’t bite the hand that feeds them.  Can anyone say, “Pravda”?!?

Don’t forget big steel – Just another industry begging for government nationalization.

Obama’s inherited deficit – Don’t forget that these figures don’t include his “stimulus” package.

Why asking mayors to propose projects was a bad idea, part 1 – This town of 194 people wants nearly $2,000,000 per resident for “improvements” and a renewable energy museum!

Why asking mayors to propose projects was a bad idea, part 2 – I love Miami’s Mayor’s quote – Don’t unfairly label my waterslide as pork, I have 15,000 more projects I could have proposed.  Apparently Miami became the pork capital when I wasn’t looking.

Why asking mayors to propose projects was a bad idea, part 3 – No restraint necessary.

When fascists rule the world – This makes me incredibly angry!

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