Wednesday edition - December 8, 2010
The three-yearly OECD Programme for
International Student Assessment (PISA) report, which compares the knowledge
and skills of 15-year-olds in 70 countries around the world, ranked the
United States 14th out of 34 OECD countries for reading skills, 17th for
science and a below-average 25th for mathematics.
Rush Limbaugh Wants Julian Assange To Find Obama's Birth Certificate
Operation Payback cripples MasterCard site in revenge for WikiLeaks ban
scolding Democrats for whining about the tax cut extension, the President has
finally managed to unite Congress. Against him. - Will Durst
In a role reversal,
President Barack Obama now
has to lobby fellow Democrats to vote for a bill he considers crucial —
legislation that would retain existing tax rates for the middle class and
stretch the safety net for the jobless.
Subject: Obama and the tax cuts
hope you're doing great. had to put in my two cents about Obama and the tax cut situation. rather than 'caving,' what he did was pay the ransom! the rethugs held this country's poor and unemployed hostage in order to get the tax breaks for their rich cronies extended. if Obama hadn't done what he did, millions would be losing their unemployment. Democrats, for the most part, are decent people who care about the American people, and sometimes their decency makes them easy prey for the rethugs and their filthy tactics. when will folks learn not to vote for them? how many times to these crooks have to kick the average people in the teeth before they learn who is actually on their side? Obama is a pragmatist. he knew it was this or nothing. i feel bad for him that he had to do this, but the American people let him down voting so many rethugs into office. what do they expect??? getting off my soapbox now. :-)
Thanks for writing, Kathy.
I am doing fine. The less I say about my health the better I feel. lol
I hear you about Obama and I think he is doing the best job anyone could do after being handed the mess Bush and the Republicans left, but...he broke his campaign promise to the tune of $700+ billion dollars to give tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Now we will be $700+ billion further in debt.
Nearly 60% of Americans are against the tax cuts for the wealthy. Obama had the country on his side and he chose to abandon that.
In 1995 President Bill Clinton stood up to Newt Gingrich and the Republicans who tried to shut most of the government down, not just once but twice. Their plan backfired. Public opinion favored the president. The icing on the cake was when Gingrich inserted his large reptilian foot into his mouth complaining that the president made him sit in the back of Air Force One. Clinton's polls soared after that.
Gingrich got even though, a few years later he led the impeachment of President Clinton.
Obama is not watching his back in my humble opinion.
He had 60% of the American public on his side to ax tax cuts for the rich and he threw it away along with $700+ billion dollars.
I seriously doubt the Republicans will show any gratitude to Obama.
I'm just waiting for their next attack on Obama.
changed his slogan from "yes, we can" to "yes, we cave."
I’ll give you an idea how bad it is for him now. Now Democrats want to see his birth certificate.- Jay Leno
human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson will represent WikiLeaks founder Julian
in his fight against extradition from Britain to Sweden, Robertson's office
said on Wednesday.
Military Asked To Buy Gulf Seafood By Obama
a report by Jonathon Tilove in the Times-Picayune, the Obama administration is
now going a step further by
"pressing America's armed services to consume as much Gulf seafood as possible."
Yesterday a woman wore a bikini to LAX airport
hoping to avoid the patdown.
She is still being patted down.
- Conan O'Brien
Senior U.S. military
commanders say the
transition of security responsibilities from U.S. to Afghan troops will
begin in the next several months.
They say the handover will probably include districts in southern Afghanistan — a restive region that once spawned the birth of the Taliban.
Retirees Will Soon Be Saying "Hey Kids, We Need To Move In With You."
A 65-year-old couple
enrolled in traditional Medicare, a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, and
a Medigap plan is likely to need $158,000 to have a 50 percent chance of having
enough money to pay for all of their medical expenses throughout retirement,
according to a new Employee Benefit Research Institute analysis.
Retired couples who want a 90 percent chance of being able to pay all their
bills should aim to save $271,000.
Charles Manson was caught with a cell phone under his mattress in prison. And you thought it was creepy getting a text message from Brett Favre.- Conan
Palin shot a reindeer on the last episode of her show. You don’t typically see
politicians shooting reindeer to death two weeks before Christmas. - Jimmy
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busted a Russian spy ring operating in New York, New Jersey and Boston on
The Russian spy teams were disguised as American couples living in suburban homes. Their cover was blown when they paid their mortgage on time.
- Argus Hamilton
you are doing well - no update on your health lately so will assume that is good
news. One thing I find curious about your site (and others) is that the "missile
launch - contrail" off the southern cal coast has not been mentioned. This one
is pretty strange and all mainstream media has "put the pillow over its head".
Keep it up,
Thank you for your always generous support and I am doing fine. Thank you for asking.
I did mention the "missile" story twice, once on Nov. 9 and 10th. The last I heard was that the Pentagon said it was a jet contrail optical illusion. I hope they are right.
My take on the missile incident is about the same as my take on most of the "mainstream" media. The media is more interested in infotainment than actual news.
Probably some military bozo probably pushed the wrong button. Because if it was a terrorist we would have been hit.
And maybe we will be.
Obama has agreed to extend the Bush-era tax cuts. Because if there’s anything we
need, it’s an extension of the Bush era. - David Letterman
A man who
loaned his now-ex-girlfriend money for breast implants is suing. He wants either
the money or the implants back.
Couldn't they just work out something like weekly visitation rights?- Jay Leno
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