Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It Just Gets Worse And Worse...

This would be comical, if it wasn't so sad and insulting already. The White House has now announced that since no Iranian diplomats have accepted the BBQ invite, they're not invited after all.
"As you all know many weeks ago the administration extended an invitation to celebrate the freedom that this country enjoys. not surprisingly based on what we see in Tehran, no one has RSVP'd," said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

"Understand that July 4th allows us to celebrate the freedom and liberty that we enjoy. I don't think it's surprising that no one has signed up to come given the events of the last few days. Those invitations will be no longer extended."
It's like a childish mixture of 'sour grapes' and rapid back-peddling. Ridiculous from start to finish.

Stand by for the attempt to blame this on the prior administration.


Officials: Obama reconsidering July 4th invitations to Iran
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Obama administration is seriously considering not extending invitations to Iranian diplomats for Fourth of July celebrations overseas, senior administration officials tell CNN.

The officials said intense discussions on the issue were taking place, but the final decision had not been made.
The criteria, apparently being which way the wind blows.

I would like to see the unvitation, though. "We're sorry, but people are really mad that we asked you over for pork chops, so we're going to have to ask you not to come. You don't eat pork chops anyway, so hopefully this all works out. Love, B."

Stop Beating Your People and Come Over For Dinner, Already

A little late to the party...
ABC World News reported President Obama "escalated his criticism of Iran's crackdown on protesters opposed to the outcome of the election, but he skirted the issue of how the unrest might affect future relations with Iran." Using his "most aggressive language yet," Obama condemned the "iron fist" of the Iranian government "cracking down on those protesters, but he said it was too early to determine whether or not there would be consequences."
Still, it's hard to be too critical when you've already written a letter to Iran's Oppressor in Chief asking if we can be friends, and hoping they'll bring something yummy to your little Independence Day cookout.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Up Next: Credit Card Socialism

Yes, it's everywhere.
"It will be a different business," said Edward L. Yingling, the chief executive of the American Bankers Association, which has been lobbying Congress for more lenient legislation on behalf of the nation's biggest banks. "Those that manage their credit well will in some degree subsidize those that have credit problems."
Oddly, but not entirely surprisingly, the Times helps spin this as a good thing, essentially accusing people who spend responsibly and carry little or no debt as the freeloaders.
"There will be one-size-fits-all pricing, and as a result, you'll see the industry will be more egalitarian in terms of its revenue base," said David Robertson, publisher of the Nilson Report, which tracks the credit card business.

People who routinely pay off their credit card balances have been enjoying the equivalent of a free ride, he said, because many have not had to pay an annual fee even as they collect points for air travel and other perks.

"Despite all the terrible things that have been said, you're making out like a bandit," he said. "That's a third of credit card customers, 50 million people who have gotten a great deal."
Yes, the nerve of those folks, meeting their fiscal obligations like that. Shameful.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Papa Joe" Obama?

This guy takes it one step further, but admit it... you've all been thinking it.
To hell with the Constitution, the rule of law, the integrity of contracts and any other written limitation on their power – they will do anything they can get away with. Which means that we are all at risk, and the only reason some of us haven't been targeted is that Obama simply hasn't turned his attention to that particular sector yet. But he will – it's only a matter of time.