Monthly Archives: September 2010

President Obama Tries to Capture Election Magic of 2008

Just about one month to the 2010 Midterm Elections President Obama tries to recreate  the election excitement of 2008. The President visit private homes in Virginia, Albuquerque and Iowa to taught his success including health care reform, and the stimulus.

The president went to back to school at the University Of Wisconsin to fire up college students to come out to vote on November 2nd. Obama  rally with union workers in Cleveland.

In the October edition of Rolling Stone Magazine President Obama was critical of Democrats and told them to “Buck Up” and don’t give up and come to voting booth.The voter feel otherwise.Wall Street Journal:

Mary Stier—attending the president’s second of three small “town hall” meetings on a four-state swing this week—told the president of her 24-year-old son, who “campaigned fiercely” for Mr. Obama in 2008, graduated from Simpson College a year and a half ago and still is “struggling to find a job.”

“They are losing their hope,” she said in the backyard of Jeff Clubb, a social studies and religion teacher at a Des Moines Catholic school, and Sandy Clubb, the athletic director of Drake University.

Wall Street Journal has the rest of the story.

Congress to End Session This Week

Members of Congress are ready to escape Washington,DC by Friday despite the need to reform taxes including the tax cuts for the middle class.  From  Mc Clatchy Newspapers:

Congress is deadlocked over virtually every major issue still pending this year, including key economic matters such as a detailed federal spending plan and extending Bush-era tax cuts, yet lawmakers still hope to leave Washington by Friday and not return until mid-November.

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Israel Resumes Building West Bank Settlements

On Monday, Israel resume building settlements in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis not to celebrate.

The Prime Minister also called on The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to”expedited, honest talks” to achieve an “historic” peace deal within a year.

“Israel is ready to pursue continuous contacts in the coming days to find a way to continue peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority,” he said in a statement.

President Barack Obama told Netanyahu maintain the current settlement freeze to support peace talks.

“We keep pushing for the talks to continue,” said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley in a brief statement, adding that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had twice spoken to Netanyahu Sunday.

Palestinian President Abbas signal talks will end because of the lifting of the moratorium.

In an interview with Al-Hayat newspaper. Abbas said: “No, we will go back to the Palestinian institutions, to the Arab follow-up committee.”

Reuters via Yahoo News

Steven Colbert Appears in Congressional Meeting

Congressional Hearings have this habit of turning into a three-ring circus.Today is not exception. Comedian Steven Colbert of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central was invited to testify to House of Representative committee on Immigration. He was invited by Rep. Zoe Loftgren (D-CA)

AP via Yahoo News

Four People Killed in Seattle Shooting.

Horror in Seattle Thursday  as four people are and one wounded in a shooting. A woman in the West Seattle neighborhood shot four family members then took the own life in a murder-suicide.

Seattle Police says A man in his 30 and two young women were killed were found in a home  on the 9400 block of 14th Avenue Southwest around 2:15 PM.

Initially, police were looking for an  61-year-old, Asian woman wearing a gray sweats and a white t-shirt. Later Seattle Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel said woman was in her fifties. Police closed off 14th Ave S.W. between SW. Roxbury  and SW. Cambridge Avenues. Law enforcement officials said she carried .25 caliber automatic pistol and 9 mm gun.

Family members were shocked of shooting. From the Seattle Post-Intellegencer:

“It’s like I want to drop to the ground and not wake up again,” Elizabeth Valencia, a relative of the deceased, told KOMO/4. She asked why it had to happen to her family.

A neighbor describes the scene:

“I just heard gun shots. I come out and cops were all over,” neighbor Bobby Miller told KOMO/4. “Just ‘bam, bam,’ and that was it, then screaming over here.”

The lone survivor tells police happened:

The wounded woman, 42, was found in the street by police when they arrived, Pugel said. She was rushed to Harborview Medical Center and medics called for donation blood, but she was expected to survive.

“All she said was, “My mom has gone crazy,'” Pugel said.

The woman was initially said to have been shot three times: once through the shoulder and again in the chest, but that bullet did not have an exit wound, authorities said. It was not clear where she was struck the third time.

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KOMO News 4 has video.

US Starts Obama Care Canada Moves Towards Privatization

Today, the first effects of Health Care Reform Act of 2010 starts today, Canada is adding more private medical care. From Reuters Commentary Sally Pipes of The Pacific Institute :

Today, several of the more popular provisions of the president’s health reform law go into effect. Adult “children” will now be able to stay on their parents’ policies until they turn 26, and insurers can no longer impose lifetime limits on the amount of coverage they provide.

Nevertheless, congressional Democrats are running away from Obamacare as fast as they can.

Late last week, Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) became the first Democrat to sign a “discharge petition” circulated by congressional Republicans as the first step toward repealing Obamacare. At least five Democrats are running ads touting their votes against health reform. And Democratic candidates have spent three times more on ads criticizing the health overhaul than on ads supporting it.

Their apprehension over Obamacare is warranted. The new health reform law will not deliver the savings the president promises, will cost more than advertised, and will not achieve universal coverage. Instead, the president has placed America on the path toward a single-payer, government-run healthcare system.

Speaking as a Canadian who has experienced socialized medicine firsthand, I urge America not to go down that road.

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Another Democrat Becomes Unhinged Calls Tea Partiers F_ _ _ers

Another Democrat becomes Unhinged and calls Tea Party members and other critics of President Obama F_ _  _ers. Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern says he like Vice President Biden use colorful language.

“It is what it is,” Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern told Fox News during a United Steelworker endorsement rally in Southeast Ohio on Wednesday.

“Vice President Biden and I have a way with words,” Redfern said, conjuring up the vice president’s description this spring of the signing of the health care law as a “big f—ing deal.”

Fox News has the rest of the story.

Another one of Obama Economic Advisors Bites the Dust: Larry Summers Leaves in November

They are falling like dominoes. Now Lawrence Summers another of President Obama  advisers is on the way out. It expected that Summers is leaving some time in November. This is the third member of the President Economic Panel that left since August.

Last month Budget Secretary Peter Orzag announce that he was leaving by November. Before that Christina Romer the Concil of Economic Advisers resigned in August to return to teaching at University of California, Berkeley(UC Berkeley.)

Speculation is Summers is heading back to the private sector or academia.

This leaves Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner as the only original member of the White House economic team.

Bloomberg News

North Korea Worker’s Party Confrence to Meet Next Week to Pick New Leader

Dictator Kim Jung Il has call for a meeting to prepare for a new leader. According to KCNA the news agency for North Korea the meeting will take place in Pyongyang on September 26.

The meeting is expected to announce a title for Kim Jung-un the son of Kim Il-Sung.

The North’s KCNA news agency said the conference would be held in Pyongyang “for electing its supreme leadership body”, but provided no further details of the agenda.

Sky News has the rest of the story with video.

President Obama Jobs Town Hall A Dud

A Jobs town hall hosted by CNBC at Newseum in Washington,DC. was a depressing sight. President Obama spoke and answered questions from the audience,  The audience made of supporters and non-supporters were disappointed in the White House economic policies.

Many in the audience expressed their frustration. Wall Street types express the anger of being the whopping bag for the Administration. Main Street felt that the American dream is gone.

From the New York Times:

“I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for,” said the first questioner, an African-American woman who identified herself as a chief financial officer, a mother and a military veteran. “I’ve been told that I voted for a man who was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class, and I’m waiting, sir, I’m waiting. I still don’t feel it yet.”

Ted Brassfield a 30-year-old law school graduate who wanted take up the president call for a career in Public Service expressed disappointment:

A 30-year-old law school graduate, Ted Brassfield, told Mr. Obama he had hoped to pursue a career in public service — like the president — but could barely pay the interest on his student loans, let alone think of getting married or starting a family.

“I was really inspired by you and your campaign and the message you brought, and that inspiration is dying away,” Mr. Brassfield said, adding, “What I really want to know is: Is the American dream dead for me?”

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Video via Real Clear Politics

Special Thanks to Michelle Malkin