Sniglets 12-09

Sniglets 12-09

Obama on AIG
On Jay Leno’s show last Thursday, Obama expressed his “shock” about payouts to AIG executives. He said he was upset over the executive’s ideas of “entitlement.” Obviously, I was puzzled by his statement, as “entitlement” seems to be the mantra of the left. The President used Leno’s show to basically campaign for the policies his party has instituted. This came on the coat tails of the news from the Congressional Budget Office that we are almost 1 trillion dollars more in debt then was first reported. Maybe going onto a comedy show is appropriate to talk about the economy. UPDATE: 2.9 trillion more as of three days later then the original article.

Mixed Messages
While Senator Chris Dodd and “Turbo Tim” Geithner trade barbs about who knew about the AIG bonuses first and who was responsible for them, President Obama has aimed his angst towards the Republicans. He has repeatedly reported that HE will take responsibility for the AIG problem, finally something we can agree on!

Be careful what you wish for
Rep Barney (there are no problems with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) Frank, stated he wants to prosecute ANYONE involved in the financial crisis, he did stop short however on politicians who took campaign donations, or benefited from favorable home loans. He didn’t place limits or stipulations on the prosecutions, and he better think about that, before it backfires on him. Only a fool couldn’t understand that Washington would be empty if they did.

I still can’t stop laughing at this one
Rep. John (the US Marines are cold-blooded murderers) Murtha has been given a Distinguished Public Service Award by Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter. An immediate firestorm on the internet has started demanding the removal of the award, for what the navy says is, "His courageous leadership, vision, and loyalty to the men and women of the Department of the Navy greatly contributed to their quality of life and helped create the most modern and highly trained fighting force in history." Maybe they have the wrong Murtha?

Immigration Laws are Un-American
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed at a meeting at St. Anthony's Church in San Francisco, that Immigration laws are Un-American, because they “snatch children from their parents in the middle of the night.” Maybe if the liberal program to give children citizenship even if their parents are Illegal Aliens, wasn’t signed into law, nobody would be snatched in the middle of the night. How about rather then changing the law her way, to change the law to not allow “anchor babies?”

From a House Investigation
It was found that 13 of the over 500 companies that benefited from the “Stimulus Package” owe over 100 million in back taxes. These companies will not be revealed but yet Rep. Barney Frank chairman of the Financial Services Committee, threatened to arrest Code Pink protesters, and subpoena and release to the frenzied public the names of bonus and death-threat recipients of AIG. Once again a double standard, if it’s good enough for one group it should be good enough for other groups.

Vice President Jokes about the Constitution
Apparently Joe Biden thinks it is appropriate to joke about the Constitution at his “Gridiron Dinner” this week. "You know, I never realized just how much power Dick Cheney had until my first day on the job. I walked into my office, and you know how the outgoing president always leaves the incoming president a note in his desk?" he asked rhetorically. "I opened my drawer and Dick Cheney had left me Barack Obama’s birth certificate." While ALL media outlets see this issue as an “untouchable” subject, Vice President Joe (gaffe) Biden, sees this as an issue that he can joke about.