Sunday, November 30, 2008

Obama's Cabinet Doesn't Look Like America

And Hispanics are ticked off.

Obama promised hope and change, and Hispanics hoped for the usual two Latinos in the Cabinet. And heck, why not three or four? Now that would be a change.

But at this early stage in the appointments process, there is a trickle of disappointment running through the Latino community.

First, the most prominent Hispanic leader, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, lost the plum secretary of state assignment to New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Last spring, Richardson angered the Clintonistas by backing Obama over Clinton during the heated Democratic Primary contest, only to now see her being offered the top diplomatic post.

“There’s nobody more prepared and experienced” for the job than Richardson, said Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Richardson was energy secretary and ambassador to the United Nations during the Clinton administration, and he helped free hostages in North Korea, Iraq and Cuba.

Second, grass-roots immigrant rights activists have mixed feelings about Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano being the likely nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security.

Arizona is the epicenter of the national immigration crisis, and Napolitano, the popular border state governor, has navigated through turbulent rhetoric on all sides to calm the debate.

Napolitano signed into law last year the nation’s harshest penalties against employers who hire undocumented workers. While the law is being challenged in court, Napolitano has signed revisions that include protections for businesses that show good-faith efforts to follow the rules.

Some immigration advocates think she went too far to the right because of her political need to placate Arizona’s conservative voters.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Is $75 The Proper Price For Oil?

That's what Saudi King Abdullah thinks.

"We believe the fair price for oil is $75 a barrel," he said, without saying how the price could be raised.

Hmmm. I wonder if he believed that when oil was pushing $150 per barrel?

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The World Is Upside Down

Suddenly, it's Google showing respect to America's veterans, while Veteran's Day seems to have slipped Yahoo's mind.

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Long Lines At Ohio's Cemetary Polling Sites

The dead are turning out in record numbers to vote in Ohio.

Now, on the eve of an historic election -- when every vote in Cuyahoga County is considered crucial -- our NewsChannel5 investigation has once again uncovered thousands of dead voters still on the rolls, and ballots still being cast from beyond.

The exact number of dead voters is difficult to say this time because Ohio's Secretary of State issued a directive to Boards of Elections across the state to withhold dates of births in public records requests. That information is important in positively identifying dead voters.

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Is This The Real Olbermann? I Can't Tell

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Jerrold Nadler Says Obama Is Spineless

Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), otherwise known as Jabba the Hut's stunt double, tells his audience that Barack Hussein Obama does not have that steel in his spine after all.

So, perhaps this is why Jabba the Hut is advocating that we surrender Georgia to Russia's imperial ambitions. The critical exchange begins at about 3:50.

I'm pretty certain that few Americans will consider surrendering Georgia's sovereignty (along with Ukraine, etc) the proper course of actions.

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Obama's Energy Plan: Skyrocketing Electric Bills

You're not paying nearly enough to light and heat your home.

"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers."

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Obama's Energy Policy: Bankrupt The Coal Industry

And, of course, he has no use for nuclear power either. Tell me, how are you going to light and heat your home if Obama gets his way?

I suppose this means that Joe Biden was telling the truth all along - a new experience for him. No wonder he denied it afterward.

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