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By Carole on Dec 9, 2009
Yesterday's Gallup poll showed President Obama's job approval rating had dropped to 47% - the lowest of any president dating back to Truman at this stage of his presidency. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs responded by saying, “I don’t put a lot of stake in, never have, in the EKG that is the daily Gallup trend. I don’t pay a lot of attention to the meaninglessness of it.” (source)
By Carole on Dec 6, 2009
In the ancient world emperors and kings would rely on superstitions and the lies of self-proclaimed prophets to determine how to appease vengeful gods that threatened their world. Always driven by the desire to retain their political power, leaders forced their own people to sacrifice (sometimes even sacrificing the people themselves) in the name of some unproven, nonsensical fantasy. In light of the unfolding Climategate scandal, the beginning of the climate change summit in Copenhagen tomorrow proves that not much has changed since those ancient rulers' time.
By Carole on Dec 3, 2009
In his speech at West Point Tuesday night, President Obama announced he was sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and declared that the addition will "allow us to begin the transfer of our forces out of Afghanistan in July of 2011." But in the very next sentence of the speech he stated, "Just as we have done in Iraq, we will execute this transition responsibly, taking into account conditions on the ground." (source) If this strikes you as a contradiction, you're not alone.
By Carole on Nov 10, 2009
White House National Security Adviser Jim Jones issued a statement Monday night confirming that when it comes to the war in Afghanistan, President Obama doesn't have a clue. Prompted by media reports that the Commander-in-Chief had decided to send the 40,000 additional troops requested by General Stanley McChrystal, General Jones denied that a decision had been made and went a few steps further:
By Carole on Sep 12, 2009
As I type this it is early afternoon on Saturday and hundreds of thousands of people fed up with out-of-control government spending are protesting in Washington D.C. The tea party movement is holding its largest event yet - the line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the Capitol, according to the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. (source) But when asked to comment on the protest this morning, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters with a shrug, "I don't know who the group is." (source)