Great Moments in Obama Diplomacy

Really, the Dali Lama has to walk past the trash? And what kind of slob leaves trash outside the White House?


Stuff I Can’t Make Up

A new category has been created for this blog.  Stuff I Can’t Make Up, really needs no explanation except to say that it’s crazy crap that makes no sense.

Today’s topic, the editor of the Atlantic Progressive News,  Matthew Cardinale said the following in response to firing Springston, a reporter.

I found this at Creative Loafing.  Cool site, from what I’ve seen, actually I haven’t looked at it.

At a very fundamental, core level, Springston did not share our vision for a news publication with a progressive perspective. He held on to the notion that there was an objective reality that could be reported objectively, despite the fact that that was not our editorial policy at Atlanta Progressive News. It just wasn’t the right fit.”

“We believe there is no such thing as objective news. Typically, mainstream media presents itself as objective but is actually skewed towards promoting the corporate agenda of the ultra-wealthy.”

“APN, on the other hand, does not pretend to be objective. We believe that our news coverage is fair and that our progressive principles are fair. We aim when possible to give voice to all sides, but aim to provide something different than what is already provided by corporate sources.”

Ok this is just a part of Cardinale’s response and taken out of context, but in my defense, put back into context it makes even less sense.  You would be more dumb for having read it.

Quick thought, how can you be fair and not objective?  The incompatibility of these two ideas is powerful enough to blow minds and frighten cattle.  But, as with all silliness, it does eventually make itself known and serve as a warning to the rest of us.  Stay away, we are not interested in hateful cooperate greed  war mongering things called facts.   Ok, point taken, you prefer fiction.  Truth isn’t for everyone.

Rep. Clyburn Speaks…

Rep Clyburn is an accomplished author who has published such titles as: “Reading your way to Literacy”, “Rocks…Nature’s Floatation Device”, “Kick Your Crack Habit NOW, Try Meth”, and this children’s classic, “Timmy the Boy Who Dug Up”.  In conjunction with his recent legislative successes including $47M for the development of a non-flammable gasoline and $3M to study the effects of noise on sleeping, he has come up with a revolutionary solution to our current recession. One that economists and comedians alike will be trying to wrap their brains around for years to come.


Clyburn: ‘We’ve got to spend our way out of this recession’

By Michael O’Brien – 02/01/10 12:56 PM ET

The U.S. government must spend its way out of the recession, the Democrats’ third-ranking House leader stressed Monday.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House majority whip, said that trying to find greater savings in the budget, which was released by President Barack Obama this morning, wouldn’t help alleviate the recession.

“We’ve got to make some decisions here as to what’s in the best interests of our country going forward,” Clyburn said during an appearance on Fox News. “And I think the best interest is to invest in education, control these deficits, while at the same time trying to get people back to work.”

“We’re not going to save our way out of this recession,” the majority whip added. “We’ve got to spend our way out of this recession, and I think most economists know that.”

Obama’s budget, which was unveiled Monday morning, calls for $3.8 trillion in spending for 2010, but is projected to cause a $1.27 deficit.

A number of key Democrats in Congress have responded to the proposal, including House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.), who said lawmakers would seek to abide by spending freezes within the budget, but seek to extend caps to defense and national security spending, too.

Some other Democrats have worried that without expanded spending on social programs and other elements of the budget, some people hit hardest by the recession would be disadvantaged by the budget.

Clyburn suggested that talk of reducing the deficit was moot as long as the economy remained sluggish in the foreseeable future.

“You’re not going to bring down the deficits, you’re not going to eliminate these problems without growing this economy,” he said. “And you’re not going to grow the economy by wishing it; you’ve got to invest in it. And that’s what we’re doing with this budget.”

post by contributing blogger Red Horse…