A quick trip around Hannity's America...
Many say being the White House press secretary is the toughest job in Washington, and for Robert Gibbs, that may be an understatement after a rocky first 50 days behind the podium. The new press secretary has found himself on the defensive day in and day out, fielding questions that range from the many tax troubles of President Obama's nominees to the crumbling economy.
There have been moments of heated debate between the spokesman and the rabid White House press corps, so not surprisingly, it seems that Gibbs is now trying to dial down the intensity in the briefing room in an attempt to turn down the volume of his often argumentative briefings. And boy was he successful Wednesday: After one of his long-winded responses, the Gibbs lullaby claimed an unsuspecting reporter in the second row of the briefing room.
I think it's safe to say that the job of press secretary is now the second toughest job in Washington: sitting through one of those briefings is the new number one.
Vice president and part time comedian Joe Biden delivered the opening remarks at the Recovery Act Implementation Conference Thursday. He talked about how strict the administration and he in particular, will be in overseeing the distribution of your many, many tax dollars. For that laughable statement, he's the subject of our Liberal Translation:
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JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT: I want to be blunt with you off script here.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Why is Obama yelling, "Oh please no!" back there?
BIDEN: The fact of the matter is all that is not — all that is legal is not acceptable.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Been polishing that gem for a week, what do you guys think?
BIDEN: Let me say it again. Just because it may be legal, it is not acceptable, some of it.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: And just because we think it's acceptable, doesn't mean it's legal.
BIDEN: For example, you're going to see regulations announced on Friday by the president with me with him about things you'd ordinarily be able to spend federal money on, but we are not going to let you spend federal money on, and I suspect most of you would not want to do it anyway.
A little hint. No swimming pools in this money.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: If you want a swimming pool, label it a "multi-cultural aquatic research facility" wink, wink!
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Mr. Vice President, we already know how pork-laden the stimulus bill, budget and omnibus spending bill all are. At this point, you can drop the fiscal responsibility shtick; it was fun while it lasted.
President Obama's Chicago pal Bill Ayers is back in the national headlines and is being accused of another domestic terror bombing, this one at a San Francisco police station that left one policeman dead. At a press conference Thursday, Cliff Kincaid, chairman of America's Survival, read a letter on behalf of the San Francisco police union.
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CLIFF KINCAID, AMERICA'S SURVIVAL CHAIRMAN: There are irrefutable and compelling reasons to believe that Bill Ayes and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, members of the terrorist group Weather Underground, are largely responsible for the bombing of Park Police station and police stations and police facilities throughout the United States during their tour of terror in the late 1960s and 1970s.
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The group's accusations are supported by an informant named Larry Grathwohl who infiltrated the terror group in 1969. According to Grathwohl, Ayers confided in him and even told him that his wife planted the bomb.
The police union and America's Survival, a non profit group, want charges filed against Ayers, but they acknowledge charges may not be likely as the current Attorney General Eric Holder was the second in command of the Clinton Justice Department when two members of Ayers' terror group were pardoned.
Hopefully the attorney general will change his mind on this terror group, investigate this case, and let justice be served.
Revenge of the Nerd
One Yale University student may have found a quick way to get rich in these tough economic times. The Associated Press reports that 21-year-old Jesse Maiman lost an Xbox 360 that was packed in his luggage on a flight from New Haven, Connecticut, to Cincinnati, Ohio, last December. For the loss of his precious video game console, Maiman is suing the airline for $1 million for the cost of his Xbox and the hassle caused by the "runaround" he was given by the airline.
I'm sure Maiman's lawsuit will fare just great in a court of law, given that the government puts a limit on what an airline needs to pay customers for their lost luggage: $3,300.
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