Daily Archives: March 22, 2011

Around the World in 80 Words: 3/22/11

Power has been restored to part of one of the reactors at the Fukushima plant.  This is just a small piece of good news, considering that Japanese officials now put the total of missing and dead over 22,000.

China is cracking down on dissent—on people’s cell phones.  If you say “protest” twice during a call, the call will be automatically dropped.  No word on whether Obama plans to use this to reign in the Tea Party.

And protestors set Egypt’s Interior Ministry on fire.  The Egyptian people are transitioning to democracy very well, huh?

After the jump, today’s bonus video:

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The Obama-Gaddafi Connection

Although this sounds a lot like the Bush-bin Laden link that 9/11 truthers have alleged, there is a convincing connection between President Obama and Libyan leader Col. Gaddafi.  No one is implying that Obama is friends with Gaddafi, or that Obama is even sympathetic to him (although they both have huge egos), but there is just a few degrees of separation between them:

To a great many Americans, President Obama’s response to the Libyan crisis has been puzzling. First, dithering. No response. The White House claimed “scheduling problems” for the president’s no-show. Then, wimpy calls for Libyan government restraint and an end to the violence, never mentioning the “mad-dog” tyrant by name. Then, finally, following the lead of normally-reluctant-to-do-anything-whatsoever Europeans, Obama declared “time for Gaddafi to go.” Then, military moves with warships. Then, Secretary Clinton says we must wait for the UN and move only in an internationally coordinated way to aid anti-Gaddafi forces. Now, Obama’s director of national intelligence tells Congress (and the entire world) that Gaddafi will win and the rebels will lose.

Still, the blood flows at Gaddafi’s orders. News leaked out nearly two weeks ago that desperate rebels were begging the U.S. for military intervention. “Send Bush,” they pleaded!

Meanwhile, back at the White House, where the cowboy is no longer in charge, President Obama held a Motown soiree, danced the night away, and a day later served a sumptuous lunch to the nation’s governors while giving them lots of unasked-for advice. Instead of meeting reporters head-on to talk about the Libyan crisis, Obama sent out his new press secretary to fumble the ball. Then, Obama met with the president of Mexico, again, and, no doubt, offered to sue a couple more states. Obama took one question from the American press and it was something to do with an NFL union dispute. Now, the president is off on the campaign trail and planning his basketball party.

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Happy Birthday Obamacare

One year ago Monday, Speaker Pelosi and he peons rammed an assault on American values through the legislative process, disregarding the majority of Americans who want government out of their lives, not more involved in them.  From the beginning, the law was unpopular.

One year later, the law is even less popular:

Take the monthly Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. The Kaiser poll is an outlier poll that almost always indicates stronger support for Obamacare than other polls convey. Shortly after passage, the Kaiser poll actually showed respondents having a favorable, rather than unfavorable, opinion of Obamacare, by a margin of 6 points (46 to 40 percent). Since then, that margin has moved 10 points against Obamacare — from plus-6 to minus-4 — as those with unfavorable opinions (46 percent) have come to outnumber those with favorable ones (42 percent).

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Tim Pawlenty Running For Prez

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced the formation of an exploratory committee.  Gov. Pawlenty made the announcement via video on Facebook.  Watch the video below:

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