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The Biggest Loser
You can call it karma, you can call it a coincidence, but above all, you have to call it one bad idea.
Now we all know that Tuesday night was a rough night for the Obama administration, but did you know that as the election results were coming in, an episode of NBC's reality show "The Biggest Loser" aired in which the contestants actually visit the White House. They were seen in Michelle Obama's vegetable garden alongside a White House chef.
You know, I think there could have been a more fitting night to air this episode, but I guess not.
A new ABC drama seems to be taking aim at Obamania. That's right, "V" focuses on a telegenic leader who arrives from outer space offering a message of hope and compromise and promising, you guessed it, universal health care.
Sound familiar? Oh and the media? They loved this new media. Now "V" premiered last night. Let's take a look at a few clips.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm not obsessed.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Really? Because this looks very obsessive to me. Text, instant messages, and here's an entire page about how to spread their words through tagging.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You call it tagging. But you know what, the V's? They called it spreading hope.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Just be sure not to ask anything that would paint us in the negative light.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Excuse me?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Don't ask any questions that would portray us negatively.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is just how it's done. I swear I'll be fair.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You need to be more than fair if you want to proceed.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Two minutes to air.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We can't be seen in a negative light.
We want to provide complete medical services to all.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're talking about universal health care.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I believe that's what you call it, yes.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
I think this is one TV show that I can actually get behind.
30 Years Later
It was 30 years ago today that 53 American citizens were taken hostage by a group of Islamic militants at the American embassy in Tehran. They were held for 444 days while President Jimmy Carter sat paralyzed in Washington, D.C.
The election of Ronald Reagan struck fear into the hostage takers and they released the American hostages approximately 20 minutes after Reagan was sworn in as president.
This anniversary is an especially sad one because today we are watching yet another American president bow to the regime in Tehran, though little has changed in that country.
Wednesday's Washington Post notes, "Iran's supreme leader, spurning what he described as several personal overtures from President Obama, warned Tuesday that negotiating with the U.S. would be, 'naive and perverted' and that Iranian politicians should not be 'deceived' into starting such talks."
We can only hope that President Obama will not repeat President Carter's mistakes.
$787 Billion Bust
Details continue to emerge from the complete failure that is President Obama's economic stimulus plan. The Washington Examiner has exposed a number of jaw-dropping projects that were funded by the stimulus.
For example: $300,000 for a GPS-equipped helicopter used to find radioactive rabbit droppings at a nuclear site in Washington state; over for 400,000 bucks to repair a Wisconsin bridge that carries 10 or fewer cars a day; $200,000-plus to Syracuse University to fund a study examining the sex lives of freshmen women.
And one of my personal favorites: $6 million for a snow-making facility in, of all places, Minnesota.
But according to the White House, it is projects like the ones I just mentioned that helped create or save over 640,000 jobs right here in the U.S. However, those numbers continues to draw fire from the AP and The Wall Street Journal.
On Wednesday, The Journal accused the White House of overstating that number by at least 20,000 jobs. And the AP has revealed that the administration has padded the results by even counting pay raises.
They also point out a series of glaring mistakes in the report. Take for example the 935 jobs that the White House says was saved at Southwest Georgia Community Action Council. Well, the only problem is that only, well, 500 people actually work there.
So after seeing last night's election results, Democrats may want to start being a little more careful with how they spend your money.
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