I gotta say, I love this guy – intelligence is quite sexy.
What a wonderful gift to give us Americans, that is, until she figures out her next step in politics. Or will there not be one? Who knows.
But for now, it reminds me of, “Ding dong the witch is dead.”
He’s pushing healthcare and this time, with an August deadline. His response was classic:
Undertaking a new and aggressive push to enact health reform this year, President Barack Obama bluntly challenged Republican critics on Thursday to put forward their own plan to expand coverage to the uninsured and help struggling families afford care.
“To those who criticize our efforts, I ask them, `What’s the alternative?'” Obama said at a town hall-style meeting, surrounded by supportive citizens in the heartland.
If you don’t have an alternative, shut the fuck up. I personally am without healthcare because of getting laid off from a job, and I have a dependent so of course, we’re now both without coverage. Do you know how scary that is sometimes? If I go to the ER with a serious injury and I cannot afford to pay that bill (when you’re not working, that’s very realistic isn’t it?), where do you think that money is going to come from? Uh yeah, YOU. Whether it be from higher charges, higher premiums from your insurance company, or whether it be from higher taxes to make up for the costs of the uninsured Americans, you will pay.
Rent Sicko and then talk to me about not providing healthcare to all citizens. When I was working, I would have been more than willing to pay for my fellow man to have insurance coverage. And if necessary now, I would still be willing to live off less in order for people to have health coverage.
Check out this great Rachel Maddow piece of President Obama’s new policy on terrorist detention.
What do you think?
As Rosie would say, “Whoop, there it is.” Jesse, you go on and tell her what it is. Holla!
You know, I’m not sure how people can say that Obama hasn’t done a great job so far. Let’s see, he’s tackling the economy, international relationship building, transportation, healthcare, and now auto emissions. I can’t recall the last President really making any headway on these issues, or rather, any headway in my eyes.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will propose on Tuesday the most aggressive U.S. auto fuel efficiency standards ever, a policy that also aims to resolve a dispute with the state of California over cutting tailpipe emissions.
A senior administration official, speaking to reporters late on Monday on the condition of anonymity, said average fuel standards for all new light vehicles sold in the United States would rise by 10 miles per gallon over today’s performance to 35.5 mpg between 2012-16.
Tailpipe emissions would fall by more than 30 percent, the official said.
U.S. and key overseas automakers, like distressed General Motors Corp and efficiency leader Toyota Motor Corp of Japan, support the plan, an industry trade group said.
California officials also supported the proposal, the official said.
Wanda Sykes took the mic at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and hilarity ensued. I love the bit about Rush Limbaugh and of course, Dick Cheney. Gotta love Wanda, just so funny she be!
Part 2 after the jump. Continue reading
Towleroad– That lipstick on a pig thang isn’t true either. I’d heard that originally Sarah P,Susan Boyles turned down the offer of a makeover. I hope she likes the new look:
This is very exciting news. It looks like various parts of the country will be getting better transportation, and to me, that can only be a good thing. Options, people need options to avoid traffic.
President Obama on Thursday highlighted his ambition for the development of high-speed passenger rail lines in at least 10 regions, expressing confidence in the future of train travel even as he acknowledged that the American rail network, compared with the rest of the world’s, remains a caboose.
Mr. Obama said the $8 billion for high-speed rail in his stimulus package — to be spent over two years — and an additional $1 billion a year being budgeted over the next five years, would provide a “jump start” toward achieving that vision.
The stimulus money has yet to be allocated to specific projects, but Mr. Obama said the Transportation Department would begin awarding money by the end of summer.
The government has identified 10 corridors, each from 100 to 600 miles long, with greatest promise for high-speed development.
They are: a northern New England line; an Empire line running east to west in New York State; a Keystone corridor running laterally through Pennsylvania; a major Chicago hub network; a southeast network connecting the District of Columbia to Florida and the Gulf Coast; a Gulf Coast line extending from eastern Texas to western Alabama; a corridor in central and southern Florida; a Texas-to-Oklahoma line; a California corridor where voters have already approved a line that will allow travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles in two and a half hours; and a corridor in the Pacific Northwest.
Only one high-speed line is now operating, on the Northeast corridor between Washington and Boston, and it will be eligible to compete for money to make improvements.
I feel kind of silly for even posting this, but sometimes perception is reality right?
Colleagues and Friends,
Take a look. Please vote if you are so inclined. Our president needs our help. His 100-day mark is approaching fast.
MSNBC has a poll up about the President’s job so far for the first 100 days. Republicans are flooding it with “F” votes. (How could anyone give him an F, he’s already done TONS of stuff – bipartisan my ass!)
Pass this address on and go VOTE HERE.
I mean, seriously. I cannot believe an elected official would actually say such a thing, even if they would likely think such a thing. Maybe it’s resentment of having such a boring fucking name like BETTY BROWN.
This is a picture of the offender, wait, wasn’t she on The Golden Girls?
Am I shocked? No. He’s a Republican. I’ll just leave it at that.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday rejected $555 million in federal stimulus money that would expand state unemployment benefits, saying the money would have required the state to keep funding the expanded benefits after the stimulus money ran out.
Perry, an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus bill, did accept most of the roughly $17 billion slated for Texas in the plan.
But he said the requirements attached to the federal stimulus money would require a change in the state’s definition of unemployment, expanding coverage to more people and placing more of the state’s tax burden on employers.
Perry’s decision comes despite warnings from Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Tom Pauken that the state’s unemployment compensation trust fund could be operating at a deficit by October. Pauken told lawmakers recently that insolvency might not be not far behind.
President Obama has a lot of work ahead of him, not to mention a lot of undoing of policies that the last guy put into action just before his departure. One of those being the Endangered Species Act.
“The White House will announce today that it is reconsidering another controversial last-minute environmental rule by President George W. Bush, an Obama administration official said Monday night. The Bush-era rule loosened the way the Endangered Species Act guides federal projects, such as roads and dams. The change, finalized in December, eliminated a requirement that federal agencies consult with experts about potential effects on endangered plants and wildlife before allowing projects to go ahead. Instead, federal agencies can determine on their own whether their projects would harm protected species.
It’s a part of life; certain phrases grow and develop into everyday vernacular: ‘Thrown under the bus’, ‘Pull a Lorena Bobbit’, and ‘Beat a bitch like Tonya Harding’.
Ain’t that some hot stank? Where to go with this one….
If I had a Presidential shout out that allowed me to hop back into the limelight during a recession, I wouldn’t be complaining.
If I had a reputation for conspiring to knock a heefer out over some craziness, I would think that never ending humiliation and shame would be part of my parole arrangement.
If I had an agent who could spin the plot between a Blagojevich & Harding Thriller, I would be exstatic!
Don’t worry B, I got your lightweights covered on this one and I know what I’ve got to do… (watch and see)
Joy Behar fills in for Larry King often, but this was a great night for her to do so again. Joy gets to have a real conversation with Ann, which is a nice change from The View. Whether you like or loathe Ann Coulter, it’s an interesting and spirited conversation.
One thing I will say positive about Ann is that she’s very skilled at hanging onto semantics and catching people in little technicalities, something not exactly conducive to actual dialogue. Watch here.