President Obama’s Speech – Radio and TV Correspondent’s Dinner

June 20, 2009

Here is President Obama’s speech from last night’s Radio and Television Correspondent’s Dinner:

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Mancow Waterboarded

May 22, 2009

Conservative radio host Mancow decided to see if waterboarding was truly torture on his show today. He lasted a whole 6 seconds before deciding that it was. Anybody who knows anything about Mancow in the Morning knows that he’s a failed Howard Stern wannabe shock jock, who has taken on a conservative approach to appeal to listeners and make a bigger name for himself.

I guess stunts like this is how he plans on getting more exposure. Notice the papparazzi like crowd who just happened to be videotaping from every angle. Well I guess as a blogger I am feeding into exactly what Mancow wants – free publicity. But seeing the douche waterboarded makes it worth it, couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.


Obama’s Opening Remarks at the WHCA

May 10, 2009

President Obama used some of Jay Leno’s jokewriter’s for his opening at the White House Correspondant’s Association dinner last night, and it showed. His speech was funny and refreshing, we finally have somebody in office with a sense of humor and who can dish it out as well as they can take it.

Obama cracked wise on Bush, Cheney, Fox News, Limbaugh, and Michael Steele. Even poking fun at the media reports on his wife, and using his daughter’s in a light hearted joke on the Air Force One NYC fiasco. I for one am very happy to have someone like him in office, his character and personality are leaps and bounds above his predecessor.


Obama: The First Few Days

January 23, 2009

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We are on day 3 of President Obama’s administration and there has already been some major changes to refocus the country on a better path to get away from the mess ups of our previous President.  President Obama has already limited Lobbyist’s in the White House and has been working on reassessing the technological resources as they are still very much in the dark age at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  The computers are all running on old software, most programs are barred from being used, and theres not even enough telephones for the entire staff to use.  All of this needs to be fixed up just so that the administration can get to work.

There is also a new Comissioner of the FCC, Michael Copps, was sworn in last night and will be a breath of fresh air from Kevin Martin’s regime.  There has been an American missile strike on Pakistan as well, which caused 18 casualties.  This suggests that Obama intends to carry out attacks on Pakistan even though we will be withdrawing from Iraq.  The biggest news is that the FDA is allowing the first test of human stem cell therapy.  I have been a big supporter of this technology to help regrow organs and help with other dehibilitating illnesses.  So far a lot has happened in the first 3 days in office, and it seems as though Obama is going to be a man of his word and follow through with some of his big promises.  We’ll keep you updated on all of the big developments of this new adminsitration.


44th Presidential Inaugeration Recap

January 20, 2009

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Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States on Tuesday afternoon, banishing forever more than 200 years of history during which the office passed from white hands to white hands and promising a new era of “hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”

Under the Constitution, Obama became president at noon ET, even though he had not formally been sworn in with the inaugural ceremonies running behind schedule. Using his full name, Barack Hussein Obama, the new president took the oath of office at 12:05 p.m. from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, whose nomination to the court he opposed as the junior Democratic senator from Illinois.

As the crowd chanted “Obama, Obama,” the president thanked his predecessor, George W. Bush, and said he was “humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.”

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Official: U.S. in Recession, Clinton will be Secretary of State

December 1, 2008

December is starting off with a bang, and no I’m not talking about my upcoming birthday. The National Bureau of Economic Research has officially concluded today that the United States is in a recession, oh and we’ve been in it since December 2007. This comes to no surprise to anyone who’s been job hunting or trying to protect their investments, but its already dropped the dow another 400 points.

The White House commented on the news that a second downturn has officially begun on President George W. Bush’s watch without ever actually using the word “recession,” a term the president and his aides have repeatedly avoided. Instead, spokesman Tony Fratto remarked upon the fact that NBER “determines the start and end dates of business cycles.”

“What’s important is what is being done about it,” Fratto said. “The most important things we can do for the economy right now are to return the financial and credit markets to normal, and to continue to make progress in housing, and that’s where we’ll continue to focus.”

Many economists believe the current downturn will last well into 2009, and will be the most severe slump since the 1981-82 recession. The country is being battered by the most severe financial crisis since the 1930s as banks struggle to deal with billions of dollars in loan losses.

Two new reports on the economy provided a grim snapshot of how steep the slump is becoming. The Commerce Department reported Monday that construction spending fell by a larger-than-expected 1.2 percent in October, while the Institute for Supply Management said its gauge of manufacturing activity dropped to a 26-year low in November.

The GDP contracted by 0.2 percent at an annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2007, but that that drop was followed growth in the first two quarters of this year, partially boosted by the distribution of millions of economic stimulus payments.

However, employment, one of the measurements tracked by the NBER, has been falling since January.

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In other news, President-Elect Obama has announced former rival Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State. This comes as no surprise and seems to be a solid choice, Clinton will also be giving up her New York Senator seat for this position.

In a speech this morning Obama had this to say about his decision to choose Clinton, “She possesses an extraordinary intelligence and toughness, and a remarkable work ethic. … She is an American of tremendous stature who will have my complete confidence, who knows many of the world’s leaders, who will command respect in every capital, and who will clearly have the ability to advance our interests around the world.”

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Obama Gets Economical

November 24, 2008

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President-Elect Barack Obama formally announced his economic team today in a press conference. He selected New York Federal Reserve President Tim Geithner as treasury secretary and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers as chief of the National Economic Council. Summers served as treasury secretary in the Clinton administration. He was the chief economist of the World Bank from 1991 through 1993. Prior to his career in government, Summers taught economics at Harvard.

Obama on Saturday offered an outline of his economic recovery plan to create 2.5 million jobs by 2011, saying American workers will rebuild the nation’s roads and bridges, modernize its schools and create more sources of alternative energy. Details of the plan are still being worked out by his economic team, Obama said, but he hopes to sign the two-year, nationwide plan shortly after taking office January 20.

The market has already begun to rally with this announcement as the past two days have been the highest rallies since 1987. The problem is that we’re coming up from being under 8000 points on the Dow which is a major issue. Job’s are going to continue to shed through ’09 and the global economy is shaky at best as well. I’m not sure if there’s any quick fix that will get us out of this mess and even in Obama’s blueprints for a new plan, there won’t be major noticeable changes until almost 2011. Atleast we have a president-elect committed to making an impact and even President Bush is playing nice as far as keeping Obama in the loop for these decisions. January 20th couldn’t get here soon enough.