Wednesday, February 25, 2009
State of The Union
Gloom And Doom And Scare Tactics
No, I didn't watch His Excellency Dear Leader Mister Pushy Sunshine Smile The Illegitimate Affirmative Action Prednint Barack Hussein Pbama, Junior's silly speech on Tuesday night. Hey - there was a Wild Hockey Game on television!
Here are some key numbers from January 20, 2009:
Here's where U.S. Markets closed on January 20:
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA): 8,281.22
S&P 500: 850.12
Russell 2000: 433.65 (it opened that day at what was also its high: 464.45)
Price for One Barrel of Oil: $34.40
The Unemployment rate rose from 6.8 to 7.2 percent.
Where are the above indices as of the market close on Tuesday?
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA): 7,350.94
S&P 500: 773.14
Russell 2000: 412.48
Price for One Barrel of Oil: $39.85 N.Y. Mercantile Exchange.
The Unemployment rate rose from 7.2 to 7.6 percent. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
(Market information from Yahoo Finance unless otherwise noted)
There is no shortage of news on FraudyBama!
Gallup reports that poll approval ratings for Pbama still falling. Gallup:
For the first time since Gallup began tracking Barack Obama's presidential job approval rating on Jan. 21, fewer than 60% of Americans approve of the job he is doing as president. In Feb. 21-23 polling, 59% of Americans give Obama a positive review.
Consumer confidence lowest ever. Bloomberg:
Confidence among U.S. consumers plunged to a record low this month, signaling spending will slump further as unemployment soars. The Conference Board’s index declined more than forecast to 25 this month, the lowest level since data began in 1967, from a January reading of 37.4, the New York-based research group said today.
Antiwar groups upset with Pbama. BWA HA HA HA! Washington Times:
The antiwar left...feel betrayed that President Obama is keeping his word about Afghanistan.
Many antiwar activists, including some who supported Mr. Obama, were angered by the [Afghanistan surge], with some saying they had hoped his war stance was "just campaign talk."
"I'm very upset; he promised change, and this is not change. It's just going to create more deaths on both sides and create more terrorists," said Jodie Evans, co-founder of Code Pink.
Barbara Bearden, spokeswoman for Peace Action, said the group "strongly opposes" the addition of troops to Afghanistan and that even though the region demands urgent action, that does not involve a troop increase.
"That's not change," she said.
The liberal blog Daily Kos, headed by Obama supporter Markos Moulitsas, also includes posts that are hostile to the president's troop surge.
"What possible purpose can be served by escalating the conflict with another 30,000 troops?" asked one post Jan 30.
The Web site of activist filmmaker Michael Moore, who also worked to elect Mr. Obama, compared the troop surge to the blunders of the Soviet Union, which invaded Afghanistan in 1979 and was forced to withdraw 10 years later. Headlines on Mr. Moore's site include "Now it's [Obama's] war" and "U.S. risks repeating Soviet mistakes in Afghanistan."
Hell, even Zbigniew Brzezinski, (former National Security Adviser under Worst.President.Ever Jimmy Carter), said in July 2008 he is against increasing troop levels in Afghanistan.
Even AlterNet (hardly Right of Center) acknowledges the Troop surge in Afghanistan will increase the number of Afghanistan civilian deaths.
"No More War!"
"No More American Imperialism!"
"Stop Pbama The Warmonger!"
In fact, they don't even like hockey, they just love "la sainte flanelle" (the habs, our only NHL hockey team in Quebec).
What was the game once again you were watching?
It was the MN Wild and the L.A. Kings. The Kings won in a shootout. The Wild should never have lost the game.
Viva Hockey! (heh!)
Great, Minnesota has a great coach in the name of Jacques Lemaire and good assistant coach in the name of Mario Tremblay, both Quebeckers.
Also there is Pierre-Marc Bouchard, electrifying kid.
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