Earlier the Cheney-Palin ticket was being
seriously discussed after Liz Cheney brought up the idea on Fox News. Now
people are talking about Palin-Beck in 2012 after quotes were released from
an interview Palin did with Newsmax.
If Glenn Beck makes a White House run in 2012
with Sarah Palin, his name has to come first, the firebrand broadcaster
said...And anyway, Beck said, real men don't take a back seat to chicks.
missed chance to get bin Laden in 2001 Reuters – Sun Nov 29, 7:11 am ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.
military could have captured or killed Osama bin Laden in 2001 if it had
launched a concerted attack on his hideout in Afghanistan, according to a
report prepared for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
All the late night comedians are on
vacation. Lucky them. Hence, no one liners on AHNC today, so I posted a couple
of extra toons.
Mike Huckabee's chance to be
president of the United States could be going up in smoke this week.
The former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential wannabe is at the
center of a story involving a "person of interest" in the shooting deaths Sunday
of four police officers in the state of Washington.
Hasn't His 15 Minutes Of Fame
Expired? Enough Already!
Don't worry ladies, Levi
Johnston isn't ready to bow out of the spotlight just yet.
The 19-year-old baby daddy said he would consider a stint on ABC's "Dancing with
After a rather anti-climatic not-completely-nude pictorial in "Playgirl"
magazine, the father to Bristol Palin's son, Tripp, said he'd consider being
part of the celebrity dancing series...Though he admits he's a novice at
ballroom dancing, Johnston said he felt his time as a hockey player could aid
him on the show.
dinner at the White House honored the prime minister of India, and the menu was
vegetarian. How do you like that for Thanksgiving? No turkey, wrong Indians.-
response to Birch
occasional visitor to your site. I first became acquainted
it during the Bush/Cheney years, and like many of your
readers, I was
happy to see that disaster pass, and hoped that Obama would
something new. But what happened? We still have the war, we
the bailout, we still have the police state, and all are
those important issues, nothing has really changed. On top of
economy continues to get worse, and there are elements of his
to health care that are deeply disturbing--the rationing of
mandatory purchase of insurance, etc. In many respects, Obama
a continuation, even an escalation, of some of the worst
policies. Yet on many of the blogs, he is vigorously defended,
praised. Why? I feel betrayed.
Thanks for writing.
on one point -- Obama is not a socialist "Muslin".
aside, I hear ya.
I, too, have
grave worries about Obama and his decisions, some of which
you noted, he's a politician after all, and I'm willing to
give him more than 10 months in office before I throw him
overboard. Plus, what's the option we have other than voting
him out of office. And who would we elect? Sarah Palin,
Newt, McCain? The Republicans are tripping over themselves
trying to grab the brass ring.
humble ability in all of this is trying to make you laugh
through political turmoil, be it Republican or Democrat.
I was a little disappointed in your
response to Birch.
First of all, I would love to see us
get out of the Iraq and Iran wars. As history has shown,
any country that is continually at war ultimately fails as a
country. There are only so many pieces of the economic pie
to spend for butter or guns. Choosing guns means that less
money is spent on butter (infrastructure, education, health
care, clean air, etc.). So, it is a delicate balance on
where we vote to spend our money--"defense or food"- as the
saying goes. At least Obama is looking at all options from
what I can see--unlike his predecessor. If we pull out, do
we have less exposure to terrorism or more? You tell me.
As for the bailout--if we hadn't done
anything at all (which the Republicans wanted to do), most
experts have said that unemployment would be double what it
is now and most likely we would have headed for another
great depression. Econ 101 tells us that at certain times
the government should inject money into the marketplace to
jumpstart the economy. That's one of the reasons the
Federal Reserve controls interest rates. Low interest rates
to stimulate the economy; high interest rates to slow it
(and inflation) down. Same with the stimulus package.
Doing nothing was NOT an option in my opinion. And some
economists also indicate that the stimulus should have been
double what it was.
And remember, the failing economy did
not start on Obama's watch. In theory it probably gained
its roots during the Reagan administration. Remember Reagan
saying that government was not the solution; government was
the problem? So, we started on the perilous path of
deregulation of business, Wall Street, etc. If you do your
research of the Great Depression, you can find the same
sentiments during the Coolidge/Hoover terms--"business will
weed out the bad seeds" Well, we've seen how well that has
worked, haven't we? Enron, AIG, etc. Gordon Gekko may have
said that "Greed is good," but that DID NOT make him right!
Greed in the housing market on ALL sides, greed on Wall
Street, greed in the banking industry. When we will
learn????? It took us 20 years to get where we are now at
and we won't get out of it overnight.
In addition, we now have many
politicians who don't give a hoot about their own country.
It's all about the money--see above paragraph. Obama could
pose the Ten Commandments as legislation and the Republicans
would vote it down just because he championed them.
As for health care, it has ALWAYS BEEN
RATIONED---based on your ability to pay. If I got anal
cancer like Farrah, would I be able to go to Europe to get
access to all kinds of medical procedures? Hell no because
I don't have that kind of money. And, it's always been that
way. Remember the Golden Rule--he who has the gold rules!
I'm all for a single payer system which seems to work well
in other countries who pay less for health care with much
better results. We pay the most of any country for health
care but only rank 37th in outcomes. Currently 1/6 of our
GDP goes towards health care. Unsustainable! We cannot
continue on this path. Yes, we will all have to make
sacrifices. The free ride is over.
Other than that, I hope you are doing
Thanks for writing Cindy.
Sorry I disappointed you with my
answer to Birch. You seem to have many very good answers/opinions to today's
problems and I believe I have done or posted a cartoon addressing them and more.
I wish I had a way with words that I do with my phototoons.
I'm doing ok, thanks for asking.
Dear Lisa -- my
theory is that Obama is slow in making all those
changes we hoped for because he wants the health care bill to pass and
figures that he can't afford to fight several big battles at once; when
we get health care passed he'll go after the other issues. I hope I'm
Further, the bail out was, and is, absolutely necessary; anyone
who says otherwise lacks a clear understanding of how very close we came
to an international financial black hole. The proposed jobs bill will,
hopefully, finish the work.
Let us all remember, if we had a single payer health care system
or even option, Lisa would be able to be home in Alabama; my son who
works 40 hours a week as a bike mechanic wouldn't have to wait months to
save up the money for an x-ray of his foot to find out why he couldn't
ride and barely walk. The current health care bill is over 2,000 pages
long; the simplest bill would merely delete the two words in the Medicare
law that say, "over 65."
Thanks for writing Anita.
I'd rather Obama take his time
making a decision be it for health care or Afghanistan. A snap decision got us
into Iraq and we see what a mistake that was and still is.
Your last sentence says it all about
health care reform IMHO.