Friday, June 18, 2010

Signs of the times...

First, we saw this on Facebook today. Couldn't help ourselves...

We’re from the government and we’re here to help: BP Oil Spill: As Pay Czar Promises Money, Workers Turned Away From BP Claims Center (ABC News)

Hi-ho, hi-ho...

We’re from the government and we’re here to help, Part 2: Hundreds of Construction Workers Forced Into Unpaid Leave to Accommodate Obama Photo Op. (JammieWearingFool)

We’re from the government and we’re here to take your money: Obama v BP - America’s justifiable fury with BP is degenerating into a broader attack on business. (The Economist)

We’re from the government and we’re here to take your money, Part 2: Obama Admin. Argues in Court That Individual Mandate Is a Tax. Remember when we were told that the individual health insurance mandate is not a tax. The Obama Administration just appealed to the courts, “…the individual health insurance mandate is a tax.” (American Spectator)

Oh, oh! - Campbell Soup recalls 15M pounds of SpaghettiOs (

Maybe the problem is that Spaghettios and chlorine don't go together...

Why did I get rid of my sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads? - U.S. Testing Pain Ray in Afghanistan. (Wired/Danger Room)

If only there was a way they could legally “take” money from tourists to help pay for things -Nevada's unemployment rate tops in nation, 14%. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Casinos - aka: Nevada's personal ATMs...

I always love it when people say “communism works, it just hasn’t been done right.” Tell me, does anyone do it like the Norks? - North Korea Turns To Private Markets In Effort To Avert Second Famine (Outside the Beltway)

Take a guess where people and money go…where government takes less of their money, intrudes less on their lives and where opportunity exists. Surprised? America as Texas vs. California: Who’s Moving Where Edition. (The Enterprise Blog)

It’s always interesting when you have a press secretary who doesn’t understand the media (and its audiences): Robert Gibbs Defends Obama, Takes Shot At Cable News. (New York)

Bonus: As we approach the November elections, Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire pegs the biggest mistakes of the run-up. Here they are –

Top Ten Campaign Gaffes of 2010

"The year is not even half over and First Read already has a pretty good list of political gaffes made so far on the campaign trail" -

1. Gordon Brown's "
bigoted woman" remarks

2. Martha Coakley says
Schilling is a Yankee fan

3. Sue Lowden and
Chickens for health care

4. Vaughn Ward's
Puerto Rico is a country

5. Arlen Specter and the
College Republicans

6. Carly Fiorina's
hairy situation

7. J.D. Hayworth's
history lesson

8. Jim Gibbons --
the mistress and the airplane

9. Jerry Brown and
Nazi propaganda

10. Bob Etheridge gets
too close for comfort

He's No. 9 on the list but at the bottom of many others...

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