Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

CA Senate OKs GOP drought declaration

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Cocos Fire 2014, Wikimedia

  “Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy,” runs an Albanian proverb. So far in 2014, California has been wracked by merciless firestorms and severe drought even before the driest days of summer. And members of both political parties have not had merciful words for each oth...

ObamaChoppers to cost $20 billion

Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Presidential helicopter, wikimedia

You would think America didn't have any economic troubles, and the government could waste whatever money it wanted to on anything. President Obama's has ordered a fleet of 23 presidential helicopters -- ObamaChoppers -- that will cost taxpayers an incredible $20 billion. That's $20,000,000,000.0...

Who’s to blame?

Friday, April 25th, 2014
Rush Limbaugh

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning. He was blaming voters for installing President Obama in the Oval Office. But he missed a step. Shouldn't we first be blaming himself and other Republicans for nominating such duds as the Bushes, McCain and Romney? More than 50 years ago, JFK used ...

Chart shows stock-market not at new highs

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Dow Gold

With the stock market soaring again, it seems that happy days are here again for the economy. Except a new Chart of the Day shows that the Dow Jones Industrial Average, when charted against the price of gold -- the only real money -- is nowhere near record territory.     This ...

Colbert rips Common Core

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Stephen Colbert plays a "conservative" on Comedy Central. When he takes over the the "Late Show" from David Letterman next year, Colbert supposedly will reveal his inner liberal self. We'll see. In the meantime, Colbert just attacked President Obama's "Common Core" dumbing-down education scheme t...

Covered California to register voters

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
voting electronic machine wikipedia

Covered California, the state's implementation of Obamacare, now will be mailing voter registration cards to enrollees. Given that most of these folks are poor, and poor people tend to vote Democratic, this is a big boon for the Democratic Party that already dominates state politics. Reported the...

Sen. Feinstein moves toward compromise on drought legislation

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
California Water Balance Summary chart

  Crises commonly produce compromise. That seems to be happening in the U.S. Congress with solutions to California's drought. In particular, Sen. Dianne Feinstein appears to be moving away from her San Joaquin River Restoration Act of 2009, which was a response to a 2006 court decision and gave...

Obama drought relief package aids his constituency

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Obama, drought, white house photo

On Friday Feb. 14,  President Barack Obama choppered into California’s drought zone in Democratic-leaning Fresno. As shown in the adjacent photo from the White House, he traveled with U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Jim Costa, all California Democrats. He surveyed the d...

Obama working on CA drought

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
porcupine course

As difficult as the drought is for California, it's wonderful to know that President Obama cares and is helping out. He won the state in 2012 by a margin of more than 3 million votes. From Time magazine: On Saturday, Obama played at the Sunnylands estate, built by the late billionaire Walter Anne...

Will Tea Party be suppressed again in 2014?

Friday, February 7th, 2014

A year ago Americans found out that the Obama administration perpetrated the biggest abuse of the IRS since the Nixon administration 40 years earlier. The IRS targeted the conservative Tea Party for special abuse, including California groups. For example, NorCal Tea Party Patriots filed a federal...