Weekly Address 10-30-10

 Posted by at 07:54  Politics
Oct 302010
 

“Working Together on the Economy”

From the White House weblog:

Ahead of the elections, the President says no matter what happens both parties must work together to boost the economy, and expresses concern about statements to the contrary from Republican Leaders.

(Good luck with that, Mr. President. Given how the Republicans have worked with you over the past two years, one can only imagine how they’ll behave if (gods forbid) they win a majority in the House or the Senate. It will most likely be as Paul Krugman predicts: “This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.” But I digress… back to your weekly address.)

Click below to listen to the audio only:

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Oct 292010
 

A bit of well-tuned levity as we look forward to the idiocy that will be on display in many parts of America this coming Tuesday. Click and enjoy.

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As always, our thanks go to the talented and observant cartoonists who, each week, help us smile through the pain.
 

Daily Show

 Posted by at 11:50  Entertainment, Politics
Oct 282010
 

President Obama has done a lot of things that no president before him has done, but this one kind of surprised me. Last night he became the first sitting U.S. president to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In case you missed it, here is video (in two parts) of that appearance:


 

Oct 272010
 

First, I want to share with you a political ad currently being run in Texas by our Lieutenant Governor, David Dewhurst. It is typical of the kind of negativity and fear being marketed by Republicans all over the country.

See what I mean? Very short on detail (to the point where detail is nonexistent), but very long on the negativity and fear.

I just want to briefly address the last thing he mentions in this masterpiece. The Affordable Health Care for America Act. (Notice, though, that Republicans never refer to the new health care law by its real name. They prefer to call it “Obamacare.” Helps with the whole negativity and fear thing. If big bad Obama wants it, it’s gotta be bad, right?)

Second, I want to share the following graphic. It shows when key parts of the Affordable Health Care for America Act (“Obamacare”) take effect. I would ask Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst to step in here and tell us exactly which parts of this new law he objects to and why. Is it the part that allows people who previously could not get insurance due to pre-existing conditions to now get insurance? Perhaps its the part the prevents the insurance companies from canceling your coverage when you get sick? Maybe he’s in favor of lifetime caps on coverage? Or is he simply opposed to people having health insurance coverage who do not currently enjoy that coverage?

Anyway, here’s the graphic. Pass it around. A little truth never hurt anyone. (You can click on it to make it bigger.)

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“Destroy health care as we know it?” We can only hope, Mr. Lieutenant Governor. We can only hope.
 

Entrecard 101

 Posted by at 11:35  Weblogging
Oct 262010
 

Entrecard is currently running a promotion whereby you can earn 5,000 free credits just for posting a review of their service, so…

I have been involved in Entrecard practically since the service began. There have been several changes since then (including a change in ownership), but it is still a great way to promote your blog, see some new blogs that you likely would never have otherwise seen and gain some new friends (or antagonists). So check it out. You may be glad you did.
 

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Weekly Address 10-23-10

 Posted by at 07:35  Politics
Oct 232010
 

“Letting Wall Street Run Wild Again”

From the White House weblog:

Pointing to the foreclosure crisis and the economy, the President cites passage of Wall Street Reform over the ferocious lobbying of Wall Street banks as a pivotal achievement — and condemns Republicans in Congress for vowing to repeal it.

Click below to listen to the audio only:

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The transcript of the president’s weekly address, as prepared for delivery, is available after the break.

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Oct 222010
 

TGIF, huh?

If you’re in a state that offers early voting, have you voted yet? Or if you’re in Washington state, have you mailed your ballot yet? We voted today. You’re welcome.

Here are this weeks cartoons. You know the drill. Just click on one to make it bigger or to start a slide show. Enjoy.

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As always, our thanks go to the talented and observant cartoonists who, each week, help us smile through the pain.