Monday, April 9, 2012

Obama’s Lowlights (4/9/12)

Spike Lee - Spike Lee mistakenly tweeted to over 247,000 twitter followers the address of an elderly Florida couple instead of George Zimmerman’s address, the man who shot Trayvon Martin. This is exactly what happens when we let emotions rule our lives – we become irrational and it can put innocent people into danger.

The FED – The FED is doing something I agree with: “Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined how his department will find savings, including $286 million in the next fiscal year, by changing the materials that go into coins, replacing paper with electronic communications and consolidating internal agencies.”

New York City – The following words have been banned 50 words in the school district including - birthday - could be offensive to Jehovah's Witnesses; Halloween - references Paganism; dinosaur - reference to evolution; dancing - offensive to students whose religion bans dancing (references to ballet dance won't be affected); home computers - reference to economic disparity amongst students.

Oil - The Obama administration endorsed new oil and gas exploration along the Atlantic Coast (but no drilling), setting the stage for possible future drilling lease sales.

Obama Budget – His proposed budget was shot down in the House 414-0! Meanwhile, the Ryan Plan passed the House.

Corrine Brown – The Florida Representative was asked if she would be just as outraged if Trayvon Martin was not black. She responded yes and recalled an instance of a young girl being killed in her district. When asked what the girls name was, she had no response. In other words, her emotions run deep only because it was a white killing an African American. How come there is never this much outrage over black on black crime or white on white crime? The media sensationalizes these stories to race bait Americans – and it works. But, it should not be too much to expect our leaders to rise above this propaganda and approach the situation with a rational thought process. If guilty, I hope George Zimmerman faces the death penalty, as I do with all cases of murder backed by a confession and forensic evidence.

Daily Kos – “Movement Conservatism will kill more innocent Americans than Al-Qaida ever will.”

Joe Biden – This is what Joe Biden said about his past job “I never had an interest in being a mayor 'cause that's a real job. You have to produce. That's why I was able to be a senator for 36 years."

Occupy San Francisco – After 2 stabbings at Occupy protests this past week “Now Occupy SF wants people to check in their knives,” said activist Mike Clift.

Education Loan Bubble - U.S. college students borrowed $117 billion in federal student loans last year, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported earlier this year that debt from student loans exceeds $1 trillion, surpassing credit card debt for the first time. Keep in mind families are borrowing money to get their kids into preschool!

Murder - Since 2008, more young people (specifically blacks and Latinos) have been killed in Chicago than any other city in the United States.

Keith Olbermann – The liberal TV host was fired from Current TV and replaced by Elliot Spitzer. Olbermann has been fired twice in a year.

Unions - A federal judge upheld most of Gov. Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining law but struck down parts of it by ruling the state cannot prevent public employee unions from collecting voluntary dues through payroll deductions and cannot require they recertify annually.

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