"You know, the stock market is sort of like a tracking poll in politics," Obama said during an appearance with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. "It bobs up and down day to day, and if you spend all your time worrying about that, then you're probably going to get the long-term strategy wrong."
Why don't you tell that to my #%&%$@$ RETIREMENT fund, Obama! OR tell that to the businesses that are going BANKRUPT!!!
And Obama, if the stock market is like a political poll, it is telling you that YOU ARE NOT DOING SO WELL!
Can you BELIEVE this guy? Ever since he has gotten into the White House, I cannot help but be incredibly angry with all of those dimwitted - oops - sorry, that's not very pastoral - grossly uninformed/blind/deaf people who SUPPORTED THIS MAN!! And who supported the DNC acting in such an unethical, immoral way to give him the nomination despite the votes (or the fraud). WTH already?!?! And this is JUST the beginning. But, don't worry, be happy - go spend some money, that will help you feel better about LOSING YOUR JOB or your HOME! Holy shit.
Oh, but I have more for you. Since I'm talking about money already, how about this little goody? Obama's new "Urban Czar" (huh?), Adolfo Carrion, has been exposed for pocketing a whole bunch of campaign cash. In return, all kinds of buildings from contributors got the green light in the Bronx! What a surprise! Yet another one of Obama's appointments with money issues.
What's next? This is a good one. Remember how we (meaning, progressives, liberals, Democrats, fair-minded people) got really upset when the Republican majority used all kinds of tricks to get their way? It made us mad. But now, Obama is thinking of using a little procedural trick that would only require 50 votes to get his energy and health care bills passed. Here's some more information on this procedure:
Because they can not be filibustered, budget reconciliations only require 50 votes to pass the Senate. Democrats hold strong majorities in Congress, but still come up short of the 60 votes necessary in the Senate to end debate, which makes it easier for Republicans to block legislation. House rules in comparison make it harder for the minority party to stop bills.
Still, using budget reconciliation to pass policy proposals is controversial, even among some Democrats who believe doing so strains Senate rules and tradition.
Doesn't that just warm the cockles of your heart? The Democrats are now acting EXACTLY like the Party they have been criticizing for years. Apparently, they took good notes...
And now, to conclude, some "entertainment" news for you. No, not Angelina, or Jennifer. Nope - not George Clooney. Rather, I have for you Janeane Garafalo on Keith Olbermann, as discussed on "Red Eye." There's some mighty entertaining information contained in the video below (and some not-so-funny, too, but hey - you can decide for yourself):
Oh, boy. That was some discussion, wasn't it?
Well, I don't know about you, but I think that's all the news I can stomach about Obama for now. Just to recap, take your hard-earned money, invest it in the stock market, stop watching the stock market (which is JUST like a poll, after all), spend money, and party hard!!!! And to think this is what Democrats all over the country have been waiting for - thousands and thousands of earmarks, trillion dollar budget spending, and regular partying. Well done! Ahem. So later on, when, no, IF, decent Democrats are allowed (that's snark) to get the nomination, they are going to get SCREWED as a result of this behavior (I might add, Russ Feingold is definitely one of the decent ones - even now, he is trying to get Obama to NOT sign the $410 BILLION Omnibus bill. Good luck with that, Senator Feingold!). Yeppers - it's going to make it mighty difficult to get someone else in after Party-hard Go Spend Money You Don't Have And Stop Paying Attention to Losing Your Retirement Fund Obama gets done. Sigh...
After this news report, I must go play with puppies lest my head explode...