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Good News for Obama

Posted by madjillmom on April 29, 2012

1.  UK slips back into recession.  Don’t let anyone pay attention to these worldly concerns.

2.  Spain and Greece still suck and the EU won’t be able to bail them out.  Maybe this can keep under the radar until November.

3.  Houses in 16 of 20 markets continue to fall in price and your last plan to fix it, another task force, hasn’t even had a meeting yet.  No biggy, you got some mileage out of the announcement.

4.  Little inflation unless you buy gas or food.

5.  Unemployment trend is going in wrong direction again.  But this can be fixed by a few million people dropping out of the work force.  After all this is the best way to get the unemployment rate to go down, don’t you know.

6. Economy grew at 2.2 rate 1st quarter rather than the “expert” expectation of 2.6.  Of course, this is much lower than the 3% rate of growth 4th quarter rate in 2011. Kinda a favorite of your’s, slow jamming the economy.

7.  Your EPA guy spoke the truth about your policy about fossil fuel energy but only conservative bloggers and Fox watchers really care.

8.  The New York Times has decided they were a little too enamored of you the last time and that they need to do a better job vetting both you and your policies this time.  No need to panic, it’s a ruse and you know they are incapable of actually being critical of you for any real issue.

9.  VP Biden knows that once you go black, you can’t go back.  This regards the big stick you carry.

10.  The voting age youth get most of their news from Comedy Shows.  You are in the clear.

11.  Air Force One is a great way to campaign.  You should know, you have done twice the fundraisers as GWB at the same time in his term.  You love campaigning.  It is so much easier than actually governing.  Second only to golf.

12.  Cool beats Competent, doesn’t it?

 

 

 

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Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Posted by madjillmom on March 29, 2009

The NYT has an article about the poor quality and short life of many of the CFL we are trying to use.  Here is my post, on the issue.  Will still continue to use them as they do save me about 20% or more on our light bills.  This really means something in August.

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NYT Token Conservative Taxes My Brain

Posted by madjillmom on February 24, 2009

David Brooks writes this opinion in the NYT.  I am having a hard time understanding exactly what he is trying to say.  Can someone translate.  I am going to get my dictionary. 

“crooked timber school of public philosophy”
“epistemological modesty” 
“epistemological skepticism” 
OMG

How do you eat an elephant?  All in the first 100 days before the country can figure out what is going on!!

If Obama succeeds, conservatism is discredited.  I don’t think so.  I think I understood Bill Buckley better.

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Vows of Secrecy on Defence Officials

Posted by madjillmom on February 22, 2009

Defense News is reporting:

The Obama administration has directed defense officials to sign a pledge stating they will not share 2010 budget data with individuals outside the federal government.

Why is this?  Has it been done before?  Doesn’t Obama want us to know where our defense dollars are going to go in the future?  Can’t the debate about defense dollars be help in public?  I wonder if he doesn’t want us to know how little he listens to those who know the needs of the armed forces? In other words, the Army requests dollars, forces, equipment and Obama’s budget for 2010 includes none of those requests. The Defense department officials can’t call the reporters and tell their side of the story. Nor complain about the process. Does this only apply to those in the military, or does it include civilians working in the Defense Dept.? Does the Agriculture Department, Commerce Dept, etc. have the same requirement to take a vow of secrecy?

Thank goodness the New York Times has access to all secrets of the Defense Department and never has a problem printing them on the front page. 

Once again, the President that promised the most transparency doesn’t deliver. Will the MSM care about this?

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