Thursday, July 14, 2011

Obama's Weekly Lowlights (7/14/11)

Affirmative Action – The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling stating Michigan’s ban on Affirmative Action is illegal.

Iran – The Wall Street Journal did a piece on how Iran is providing both Iraq and Afghanistan rebels weapons to fight U.S. troops.

Humberto Leal Garcia – Garcia, a Mexican national, was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1995 kidnapping, rape, and murder of a 16 year old Texas girl. The Obama Justice Department pleaded with SCOTUS to get a stay in the execution saying it is a violation of the Vienna Convention and could open the U.S. to retaliation attacks. The execution was carried out as planned this past week.

Fox News – There is an investigation into who hacked their twitter account and posted unconscionable statements such as “Obama is dead”.

U.K. Embassy – England unveiled a statue of Ronald Regan outside the U.S. Embassy in the U.K. Unfortunately, Obama’s ambassador to England was too busy to attend.

Andrew Cuomo – There have been rumors and the NY Post published an article predicting that Obama will drop Joe Biden from the 2012 ticket and replace him with New York governor – Andrew Cuomo.

Fast and Furious – The scandal is spreading to include not only the ATF, but it has been revealed that both the FBI and DEA were also involved in the failed operation.

Fort Hood Shooter – Good news, Major Malik Hassan, the shooter that killed 13 people will face the death penalty when he is put on trial.

Elliot Spitzer – CNN has cancelled his show because the ratings were abysmal.

Debt Ceiling – Republicans are proposing that the Fed burn 1.6 trillion dollars of debt it incurred during its two quantitative easing programs. After all, this is money the government owes to itself. The catch however, will be how the default will affect the global economy.

National Security – U.S. intelligence says that militants are exploring the use of surgically implanted suicide bombs.

California – They are writing legislation that would make it mandatory for social studies classes to teach gay history.

Terrorists – A Somalia terrorist has been extradited to the U.S. and will face trial in a civilian court. He is currently being held on a Navy ship, not Guantanamo.

Tea Party – Gallup and other polling groups have placed the number of Tea Partiers, who are registered Democrats, between 10 to 15%.

Taxis – The District of Columbia is trying to regulate the taxi industry by eliminating the number of cabs on city roads.

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