Archive for September 1st, 2009


No, scratch what I said directly below… Reid should go before Obama after all. Kennedy’s death will help us, he says

Q: How will U.S. Sen. (Edward) Kennedy’s death affect things?

A: I think it’s going to help us. <snip> I think he (Kennedy) will be a help. He’s an inspiration for us. That was the issue of his life and he didn’t get it done.

He was an inspiration but the loss of him is a positive thing.  Nice.


Obama should go first, but then Reid.  Here’s why…

Obama k-6 address to students across America

Your kids will be indoctrinated.


President Obama’s Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009
PreK-6 Menu of Classroom Activities: President Obama’s Address to Students Across America
Produced by Teaching Ambassador Fellows, U.S. Department of Education
September 8, 2009

Before the Speech:
• Teachers can build background knowledge about the President of the United States and his speech by reading books about presidents and Barack Obama and motivate students by asking the following questions:
Who is the President of the United States?
What do you think it takes to be President?
To whom do you think the President is going to be speaking?
Why do you think he wants to speak to you?
What do you think he will say to you?
• Teachers can ask students to imagine being the President delivering a speech to all of the students in the United States. What would you tell students? What can students do to help in our schools? Teachers can chart ideas about what they would say.
• Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?
During the Speech:
• As the President speaks, teachers can ask students to write down key ideas or phrases that are important or personally meaningful. Students could use a note-taking graphic organizer such as a Cluster Web, or students could record their thoughts on sticky notes. Younger children can draw pictures and write as appropriate. As students listen to the speech, they could think about the following:
What is the President trying to tell me?
What is the President asking me to do?
What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?
• Students can record important parts of the speech where the President is asking them to do something. Students might think about: What specific job is he asking me to do? Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?


Varvel is a cartoonist that I really like a lot.  But, this one time, his cartoon gets it wrong.


What is wrong with it?

The kitchen was burning and a mess before Obama left for vacation.  All the Jackass did was destroy the phone while trying to dial the number for 9-1-1 but couldn’t remember the number.


If I represented my company and uttered something like this to one of our customers I’d be fired.  Sherman Frederick of the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote:

Yet, as Bob [Brown] shook hands with our senior U.S. senator in what should have been nothing but a gracious business setting, Reid said: “I hope you go out of business.”

Ruh-roh!  Time to backpedal!

Later, in his public speech, Reid said he wanted to let everyone know that he wants the Review-Journal to continue selling advertising because the Las Vegas Sun is delivered inside the Review-Journal.

That’s it.  Everyone out of the pool.  We have a turd floating  in the water and no, it is not a Mars bar.  It’s name is Reid.

But to fully capture the magnitude of Reid’s remark (and to stop him from doing the same thing to others) it must be called what it was — a full-on threat perpetrated by a bully who has forgotten that he was elected to office to protect Nevadans, not sound like he’s shaking them down.

I like Frederick’s choice of words.  Key:  BULLY.

That is what the democrats in power have been.  Bullies.  Meanspirited  and unwilling to play together, they have become a mob of bullies who do not act their age and most certainly cannot rise to the occasion when representing their office.


A real leader doesn’t stand up and bitch about the state of things before he got there.  He stands up and talks about his solution.  A whiny bitchy little girl stands up and points a finger at yesterday.  Good, bad, or ugly doesn’t really matter, Obama – what matters is what YOU are going to do about it now.  If you had to pick one thing to act on – bitch or work on a solution – which do you think has the highest chance of success?  Haven’t heard a solution beyond rhetoric designed to make reporters go away.  I guess that is a solution… of sorts.

A further increase could be politically difficult for Obama, with members of his Democratic Party increasingly uneasy about the war and congressional elections due next year.

The White House sought on Monday to pin the blame for the grave state of the war in Afghanistan on the Bush administration, which made Iraq its top military priority.

“This was underresourced, underfunded, undermanned and ignored for years,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

“The president is focused on ensuring that we meet measurable benchmarks. … It’s going to take some doing.”

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