A quick trip around Hannity's America...

Message of Hatred

Just hours after President Obama landed in the Mideast, Al-Jazeera television aired an audio message believed to be from Usama bin Laden. If the recording is authenticate this would be the first time that the Al Qaeda leader has commented directly on the policies of the Obama White House.

In the message bin Laden criticized the administration's increased role in Pakistan saying it has spread the seeds of hatred and that Americans should prepare for revenge.

He also equated Obama's policy with those of former president George W. Bush's saying Obama is "Walking the same road of his predecessors to build enmity against Muslims and increasing the number of fighters and establishing more lasting wars."

Earlier today the White House said they have not reviewed the tape in its entirety but they are not surprised bin Laden is attempting to take the focus off the president's Mideast trip.

Mt. Murtha Erupts

Pennsylvania Representative John Murtha is no stranger to controversy, and he is back in the headlines once again. According to the AP, a Pennsylvania defense contractor has been barred from doing business with the Navy, while the Justice Department investigates the company for committing fraud.

That company — Kuchera Defense Systems — has received nearly $15 million in earmarks and $100 million missile contract thanks to Murtha.

So how does Murtha respond to all of this? You'll love this. Take a look:

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: What's Kuchera — have they been in — have you — do you think you've been...

REP. JOHN MURTHA: What trouble are they in?

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Well, suspended from contracts with.

MURTHA: What's the problem they're having?

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Well, they're being investigated.

MURTHA: But what? For what?

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Alleged fraud, my understand is.

MURTHA: So what's that got to do with me?

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: I'm asking you, do you think you've been too strong in your support with them over the years?

MURTHA: Wait a minute. What do you think? I'm supposed to oversee these companies? That's the Defense Department's job. That's not my job.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Well, I'm just asking...

MURTHA: You guys write these stories, you don't have a clue what this is all about.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: I'm just asking the questions. I'm also asking have you hired a lawyer?

MURTHA: Why have I... what kind of a question is that?

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: I'm asking if you've hired a lawyer.

MURTHA: You've got all these questions written down, do you?

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Mr. Murtha, as chairman of the Defense Appropriations Committee, you are the one funding the company, so maybe you should be a little more careful how you spend the taxpayers' money.

Biden vs. Biden

Now some people say that Vice President Joe Biden's loose lips can be attributed to his brutal honesty, while others say he's simply reckless when he gets in front of a microphone.

Either way you look at it, the loose cannon struck again yesterday at a business round table in New York City when he was asked to talk about the Obama administration's $787 billion stimulus plan.

Here's how he said the program's implementation is going so far:

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VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: We know some of the money is going to be wasted.

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Oh, really? Now I'm sure that's really comforting to the American taxpayers. Now what happened to don't mess with Joe and the fully transparent process that you promised us just a few months back?

Remember this?

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BIDEN: We have got to — we have got to get this right. We have got to demonstrate to the American public that we can husband their money and their investments in a way that in fact makes sense to them. This can't be government as usual.

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Now that's quite a change in tune from the vice president over the course of only a few short months.

Left of Center

You know it's one thing if I call President Obama a liberal. But now that some of the most left-wing radicals on the planet, they're jumping on my bandwagon, I'm getting a little concerned.

Tuesday, during a live television broadcast Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez was talking about the U.S. government takeover of General Motors and accused Barack Obama of being more liberal than he is.

According to Reuters, the Venezuelan dictator said, "Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we're just going to end up to his right."

Now there's a comforting thought. Hugo Chavez thinks that he and Fidel Castro are more conservative than the Anointed One.

Frightening. Sleep well, America.

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