Remember, the stories in the news yesterday about Wright being bribed in 2008 never named the person who supposedly made the offer. Wright is quoted as saying that it was “one of Barack’s closest friends” but without a name it’s hard to tell if that’s anything more than a bitter ex-mentor making something up to hurt his protege. A day later, though, here’s author Edward Klein on Hannity’s radio show providing the name after all: Allegedly it’s Eric Whitaker. That’s the same guy who runs the Urban Health Initiative at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where Michelle Obama got her big six-figure promotion coincidentally shortly after The One was elected to the Senate; the same guy who got a “glowing” reference from Obama for Tony Rezko, which led to Rod Blagojevich hiring Whitaker to be the state’s public health director; and the same guy whose UHI program just got nearly $6 million from HHS as one of 26 grantees in an applicant pool of 3,000.
Boy, it'd be nice if there were some curiosity from the press about this. Wonder if they'd be asking some questions if allegations like this came up about Romney (or any other Republican)? We all know the answer to that. They'd rather whip up a "scandal" like Romney pulling a little girl's pigtails in elementary school. How inane is that?
***Gee whiz, the internet's giving me fits this morning. Just thought you oughta know. :-)
***Obama's gone off the deep end. Now he's calling for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.
***How to visit Disney World on a budget. Never been there, but I highly doubt THAT can be done.
***Non-citizens on voting rolls in Florida number over 180,000. Republicans better be all over that.
***Slobbering Barney Frank. Ugh, I can't stand that man. Here he blames the economy on...wait for it...George W. Bush!
"And while I would prefer to answer your questions, I do have to note that this Republican talking point, that women have lost jobs, the job losses came about because of the terrible recession that non-regulation in the economy brought about under George Bush. We have been gaining jobs since then. And it's true, by the way, that jobs for women have lagged.”
Neal Boortz's response:
“Non-regulation in the economy brought about under George Bush.” Did Barney really say this with a straight face? It was the housing bubble fueled by the spoiled mortgages of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that led to our economic collapse in 2007. Not once but three times, George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress tried to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during his administration. And there was one giant slobbering roadblock is their way … Barney Frank! The non-regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is due to the fact that Barney Frank wouldn’t stand for it, perhaps in order to protect his boyfriend who was making the big bucks at Fannie Mae at the time. These Democrats have a very clever imagination, trying everything they can to re-write history so as to make it all George Bush’s fault.
The maddening part is a lot of people won't take the time to find out the truth. They'll take this tool at his word, as if his word means anything.
***Jim Daly: The President should have called the pastors first.
The article described a presidential conference call two hours after Mr. Obama's announcement with approximately eight African-American ministers, followed by additional phone conversations with several of his spiritual advisors. In each of the calls the president attempted to explain his rationale for the decision.
That the president has now endorsed same-sex marriage doesn't surprise me given the trajectory of his comments and the administration’s policies these past few years. But it's unfortunate that Mr. Obama wouldn't have allowed his select group of pastors to speak into his decision-making process. The Reverend Joel Hunter, one of the pastors he spoke with and a friend of President Obama, was refreshingly blunt when asked about his involvement:
“I’m not at all surprised he didn’t call me before because I would have tried to talk him out of it. My interpretation of Scriptures, I can’t arrive at the same conclusion. He totally understood that."
Once there was a family of skunks who lived in a hollow tree. There were two baby skunks. Their names were In and Out.
Now whenever In went out, Out came in, and whenever Out went out, In came in. If In happened to be in and wanted to go out, he would not go out until Out came in. And if Out happened to be in, and wanted to go out, he would not go out until In came in.
One day a big storm blew up, and the mother and father skunks were worried about their children. So they quickly looked around to see whether In was in and Out was out or if Out was in and In was out. Out happened to be in right then. The mother skunk said to Out, "Out, go out and bring In in, please. I'm worried about him."
Out said, "Sure thing, Mama." So Out went out, and for the very first time Out and In were out at the same time. Just a minute or two later Out came back in, and In came in behind him. For the first time in a long time In and Out were in at the same time.
The mother skunk was amazed. "Out, how did you find your brother so quickly?" she asked.
"Oh, Mama, it was easy," Out said. "In stinked!"
Ar Ar Ar...
***"Tolerant" Left protests Limbaugh being honored as a famous Missourian. Well, isn't he?
***Have you noticed it's always Democrats...?
9 Florida Democrats arrested for voter fraud.
8 Democrats charged with voter fraud in upstate New York.
***Now THIS took some time:
"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."
***Have a great day!