A brand-new ABC News/Washington Post poll was released today with a striking finding: nearly 60% of American voters have little to no confidence in President Obama to make the right decisions for the country. A Wall Street Journal poll released a few weeks ago showed the same number felt they “could not relate” to their president. When you couple those numbers with the Wash Post finding that 54% disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy, he and his fellow Democrats are in for a rough ride heading into November.
The latest Gallup numbers are in. Among independents, President Obama holds a 38 percent approval rating. That’s an 18-point difference from a year ago. The results aren’t surprising; high unemployment, bigger government, unpopular healthcare bill, reckless spending . . . the list goes on and on. After failing to solve these problems with their left-wing agenda, the administration has decided on another tack to remedy their dismal poll performance: change the narrative.
President Obama has tasked NASA with reaching out more to the Muslim world. In response, CAIR filed a defamation suit against the White House, for tacitly affirming what many already suspect: Muslims are aliens.
A few weeks ago, the Obama administration decided to unilaterally stop deepwater drilling for 6 months in the wake of the BP oil gusher. In the name of “safety,” they claimed the moratorium was necessary to properly assess deepwater offshore drilling. Don’t want another disaster, don’t ya know.
Living proof that the Democrats really are as dumb as their mascot was verified at the National Governors Conference in Boston this past weekend. They were not happy with their head jacksass, Baracky O and his socialistic administration that has contempt for any states doing something more effective than them. Braying like a runaway herd at Arizona, they thundered into Federal Court to slap a suit on the Grand Canyon State which threw the rest of their ilk into a tizzy. Here’s the problem:
Summary: Dr Walid Phares journal article “Iran’s Global Terrorist Reach” was published in the summer 2010 edition of InFocus Periodical. The article shows the geopolitical expansion of the Iranian regime as well as its terrorist and strategic reach around the world. Iran has developed weapons, created terror networks and established a system of alliances, challenging and threatening the region and the international community.
Unless you were camping on the planet Pluto this past week, you undoubtedly saw or heard about the Lebon James HISTORIC decision making special on television. Millions of words have already been written about the announcement and an equal number of lives were (supposedly) economically affected by it in Ohio and Florida. In the interest of public sanity, I hereby offer a summation of what Lebron was saying to everyone by his Wayne’s World media lollapalooza,“Screw you, I’m a great basketball player!” There you have it.
My family goes back to the Spanish settlers of the 18th Century. In high school I told a foreigner I identified first and foremost with being a Californian. Being an American was secondary. I loved both, but my romance with California became like the ache that comes from your girl sleeping around. California’s heading off to the honkytonks one more time is why I lit out.
The Republicans are willing to put the brakes on now despite the fact that the economy has not gained enough lift to take off. Indeed, their deficit-mongering is already causing a drag, which is slowing down the economy, and may well make it crash again. It is precisely the policy that Hoover notoriously embraced.
Determined to revive one of the most sophomoric ventures in the history of performace art, MOMA has reprised Yoko Ono’s 1961 “Voice Piece for Soprano” which consists of instructions for passers-by to scream into a microphone. Currently installed in the second floor atrium, the screams can be heard throughout the entire second floor (and elsewhere), so if you are at the museum to enjoy the Picasso exhibit, you will be startled and alarmed by the periodic male and female screams piercing a hushed gallery. Most people are frightened or disconcerted by these sounds as there is no warning at the ticket counter or anywhere else that this will punctuate your museum experience. In my own case, I rushed out of the Picasso to see what violence was happening outside. Once I found out that this was only Yoko Ono’s conceptual art, I wondered how she could still find this amusing after John Lennon’s murder or after Kitty Genovese’s tragic, unheeded screams for help. One would think that she would abashedly insist that this piece be buried along with her 60’s naievete in the face of a much darker reality that supplanted it.
Fox News reported this evening that the uproar over the statement by NASA head Charles Bolden, to the effect that Obama ordered him to make “Muslim outreach” a NASA priority, was blacked out by CBS, NBC, ABC, and the print editions of both The New York Times and the Washington Post.
Harry S. Truman once said, “Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend.” Will that rein true with Elena Kagan, the administration’s latest appointee? With all deference to our thirty-third President, I’m not so sure if that’s the case in today’s politics. Considering the intimate ties Ms. Kagan shares with President Obama and the highly partisan nature of this administration, we can safely assume that once appointed, Ms. Kagan will not only remain Obama’s friend…she may be his ideological double.
Going where no man has gone before….to Saudi Arabia?! Not exactly what John F. Kennedy had in mind in 1961 when he announced the United States’s intention to land Americans safely on the moon by the end of that decade.
Yes, we’re high-tech now — your Illinois I-Pass transponder covers highway tolls from Indiana to New Jersey and even electronically ponies up the $8 required to take the George Washington Bridge across the Hudson River into Manhattan, though I, dubious, had the cash ready in my fist, just in case.
On Saturday, Ghana (2009 estimated population, 24 million) eliminated the United States (2009 estimated population, 307 million) from the World Cup. Since patriotic rooting interest no longer factors in, it’s time to address the eternal American sports question - soccer or baseball?
Here we go again. Corporations are making money not by producing a product and marketing it, but by loading consumers with loans they cannot pay and then sticking the taxpayers with the bill. Only this time, it’s not houses and mortgages but “higher” education and student loans.