Bad Deeds for 2/2/2010

 

Neocon’s Idea of Successful Leadership: Bomb Someone Today – Neoconservative scholar Daniel Pipes references 9/11’s catalyzing impact on voter enthusiasm for former President George W. Bush, and says Obama could get the same boost by starting a new conflict with Iran. “Just as 9/11 caused voters to forget George W. Bush’s meandering early months, a strike on Iranian facilities would dispatch Obama’s feckless first year down the memory hole and transform the domestic political scene,” he writes.

“It would sideline health care,’ he continues, “prompt Republicans to work with Democrats, make netroots squeal, independents reconsider, and conservatives swoon.”

Wow , this is the man who George W. Bush nominated in 2003 to the board of the United States Institute of Peace.

 

Seven Republicans Who Co-Sponsored Fiscal Commission Vote Against It – Seven of the Republicans who co-sponsored the Conrad-Gregg fiscal commission turned around and voted against it. They are:

  • Sam Brownback of Kansas,
  • Mike Crapo of Idaho,
  • John Ensign of Nevada,
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas,
  • James Inhofe of Oklahoma,
  • John McCain of Arizona,
  • Robert Bennett of Utah

If this was such a good idea that they would cosponsor it, why would they then vote against it? See the video at the link to watch Mitch McConnell dance all around that question.

 

America’s Biggest Rip-offs:

  • Text messages – 6,500% markup
  • Hotel mini-bars – 1,300% markup
  • Movie theater popcorn – 900% markup
  • Wine at restaurants – 500% markup
  • Hotel in-room movies – 200% markup
  • Name-brand painkillers – 60% markup

Regards,

Jim

 

 

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Texas A&M Aggie, Retired aerospace engineer, former union member, Vietnam vet, Demcratic Party organizer, husband and father.

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