A quick trip around Hannity's America...
Schooled By France
Did you ever think we'd be getting lessons in power politics from the French? Well, under Barack Obama, that sad moment has in fact arrived.
The Wall Street Journal reports that French President Nicolas Sarzoky wanted to confront Iran at the U.N. last week, but it was President Obama who refused. A top administration official told the French they didn't want to spoil the image of Obama's success at the U.N.
I'm not kidding.
According to The Journal, President Sarzoky was so frustrated by Obama's spinelessness that he mocked him indirectly in his U.N. address saying, "We are right to talk about the future, but the present comes before the future, and the present includes two major nuclear crises... We live in the real world, not a virtual one."
I never thought I'd say this, Mr. President, but you should listen to the French.
N.Y. Times: "Oops!"
The "Media Mash" segment is brought to you by The New York Times. While we were reporting on videos which show ACORN employees offering help to an undercover pimp and prostitute, The New York Times was, well, doing nothing.
Shockingly, the paper didn't report on the ACORN story until almost a week after the videos first surfaced. Over the weekend, The Times' public editor Clark Hoyt tried to explain this, saying, "For days The Times stood still. Its slow reflexes — closely following its slow response to a controversy that forced the resignation of Van Jones — suggested that it has trouble dealing with stories arising from the polemical world of talk radio, cable television and partisan blogs."
Hoyt denied that liberal bias had anything to do with why his paper missed yet another story. I'm sure he's right.
Democrats joined forces Monday to block an amendment that would require the Baucus health care bill to be posted online for 72 hours before being voted on.
Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning offered the amendment which was squashed in a mostly partisan committee vote. In fact, the only Democrat who supported the transparency measure was Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln.
According to Max Baucus, the reason he won't allow Americans to view this bill online is because it would be "too hard to post."
That's right, he said it would take his committee and his staff up to two weeks to upload the legislation to the Internet.
So much for transparency.
By the way, if they can't accomplish a simple task of uploading a bill, how do they plan on running the entire U.S. health care system in the first place?
Just a thought.
Not for Sale
A six-year eminent domain legal battle in Long Branch, New Jersey, has finally been resolved. This was a story that we first covered more than three years ago on "Hannity & Colmes":
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP FROM MAY 29, 2006)
ANNA DEFARIA, RESIDENT: I don't know where I'm going to go.
DENISE HOAGLAND, RESIDENT: My first reaction was very devastating because at the time I had a brother in Iraq. And my first response was here I have a brother fighting for the rights of other people and his sister's rights are being taken from her.
LOUIS ANZELONE, RESIDENT: Now the city decides that this is a nice place for someone else, so they're throwing us out. I don't want to leave it. They're going to have to fight to get me out.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
Three years later, I am happy to report that the city has dropped its plan to seize their land.
Congratulations to all of those homeowners for standing up against the government and winning.
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