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Not even a well taken shot! Is this what my tax dollars paid for?

Not even a well taken shot! Is this what my tax dollars paid for?


Hey Bam, that’s not the door!. (Daily News)

It looks like President Obama hasn’t gotten acquainted to his White House surroundings. On the way back to the Oval Office Tuesday, the President approached a paned window, instead of the actual door — located a few feet to his right.

Doors didn’t open automatically for Obama’s predecessor either. While making a hasty exit from a 2005 press conference in Beijing, former President George W. Bush tugged on the handles of a door, only to find it locked.

Bush laughed off the blunder, but the pictures still live on as part of Bush’s lame duck legacy. However, there was little note taken of Obama’s rookie mistake.

Obama, who was returning from meeting with Congressional leaders, may have been distracted by Republicans’ icy reception to his $825 billion stimulus package, which is poised to pass on Wednesday even without a groundswell of Republican support.

Editorial: Now regardless of which individual you voted for, which party you represent, which type of leanings you may have if any, clearly you can see the press at “it’s finest”. What used to be fact reporting in the early days of journalism has now turned into a competition over who can steer the majority’s opinion in their favor.

The media should reexamine their roles and responsibilities as a journalist. Start separating yourselves from the fluff and personal bias. Reread your articles and reports from the perspective of a visitor from another planet and not as Mrs. Kravitz.

So back to the matter at hand. Why should not walking through the right door deem one person a lame duck while the other is deemed a rookie mistake? Don’t give me an obvious response for what’s on the surface, either.

Celebrities are now pledging to be Americans and be more responsible?! Weren’t you a part of the problem before anyway?! You’re pledging now to be a “servant” to the president of the United States?! What about when the former president was being ridiculed by the rest of the planet? Oh, but we only hang out with the cool kids on the block. Forget being American, I don’t know that guy. Let me kiss my arms in the name of Barack (smack) Obama (smack) and pledge servitude because I cannot take care of this country and make a difference as an individual. Isn’t that what made this country great long ago?

Personally, I find this video awkward. I was taught to never serve mankind. We’re idiots, untrustworthy and self-serving fools. To believe that we can actually serve man for man’s sake is skewed. I serve a much higher authority that asks me to be selfless and seek out a purpose for my life that far exceeds anything great that I can attain here – even during those moments when I start to believe that the universe should revolve around me!

Are these celebrities for real? Well as more and more try to join us, we’ll see how hard it is to hold them accountable to a pledge as much as non-believers and believers try to hold me to higher standards.

But even as I walk away (not step down) from my soapbox. I know that you don’t have to pledge your servitude to any person. Serve your country because it’s what made this nation great! Serve your fellow man because it is what we’re commanded to do. But above all else, serve Him!

Where are the national Christian leaders that can take us through to the next century? Little by little, those who have been struck with the hypocrisy, pain, and falsehoods of our faith have found each other and decided to organize. And yet, we still act like a bunch of teenagers expecting God to bless us for work that we never did! Can anyone name me the last great Christian leader of this country? I can barely rattle off Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, and Mother Teresa and then my mind goes blank. Joel Osteen? Nope. I don’t need to feel good about being a Christian, I need someone that will light the proverbial torch under our rear ends. Where has our heart gone? Our selfless, loving and caring attitude towards everyone despite where they came from? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you? Love God first with heart, mind, soul and then love your neighbor?

This isn’t the first wake up call to Christians and sadly, we’ve ignored the signs while those who have seen the signs from a long time ago are helplessly watching us sink into the quicksand. And their mouths are incapable of relaying the message!

Quit the laissez faire practice of Christianity and start helping others who are dying on the inside. Don’t wait for detractors to call you out. They’ll always have something to say regardless of what we do. Just get out there and give them hope in the name of God and Jesus Christ! Sheesh! Get off your high horse! Faith in humanity will always fall short of expectation.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot the main story. Click the linky below and see how organized anti-hypocrisy is taking on organized religion.

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The New York Mets say the name Citi Field will remain on their new ballpark and believe the struggling bank will survive its current economic crisis following a government bailout.
At $400 million over 20 years, could the taxpayer not have insisted that the funds be allocated elsewhere in a more responsible manner? I guess there is no point in arguing with someone who feels justified otherwise, right?

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Donovan McNabb learns a new rule as Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals duel to a 13-13 tie

The Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals battled it out in the trenches for 75 minutes Sunday, scratching and clawing for every yard. When the dust settled, it ended in an extremely unsatisfying 13-13 tie.

But the real news is that Eagles quarterback and future Hall of Famer* Donovan McNabb was blissfully unaware that ties existed in professional football.

No one was more surprised than McNabb that it ended so soon — 3 hours, 46 minutes after the opening kickoff. The 10th-year quarterback thought it would keep going until someone scored, just like a playoff game.


”I didn’t know that,” McNabb said. ”I’ve never been part of a tie. I never even knew it was in the rule book. I was looking forward to getting the opportunity to get out there and try to drive to win the game.”

Consider for a moment the juxtaposition of one of the league’s premiere players and the face of a franchise not realizing the rules of overtime against a nation of armchair quarterbacks armed to the teeth w ith an intimate knowledge of football rules, history and statistics.

Consider it a small victory for Joe Six Pack. Something to you knew that Donovan didn’t.

Maybe I’m the only one who is shocked by the irony of fans sitting at home knowing the rules and the signal-caller of one of the teams out there waiting for a second overtime to begin.
McNabb can tak e solace in the fact that he isn’t the only one unhappy with splitting the chunky soup of victory equally. Bengals quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick called the outcome “terrible.”

The last tie in the NFL was in 2002, when the Steelers and Falcons fought to a 34-34 stalemate.

It raises the question if ties should exist in professional football. It seems like so much time is spent debating the overtime system — one that so often is decided by who gets the ball first — and so little on whether calling a game a draw is a reasonable thing to do.

So, should the NFL look into changing this, or are you OK with a tie every six years or so?

*Subject to interpretation.

Because he’s a crackpot? A nutjob? A patriot? Not shiny and polished as our current president-elect? A true upholder of the Constitution? Since when does serving 10 terms in office, delivering babies, and having a lock on why the economy is in the crapper somethinng to be frowned upon that’s not worthy of assigning him the task of fixing the current state of affairs with this great nation? After all, that’s why so many American’s voted for BO. First order of business is to fix the economy, right? That is what all of you wanted, right?

Why does the media love to get sound bites and interviews with him? Why did so many people contribute so much money is so little time to help this man’s presidential campaign? Why were they silenced after he wasn’t nominated? Why did Ron Paul refuse to run as an independent? The answers are out there if you know where to look.

In the meantime, CNN is featuring RP again on his views and thoughts about our economy and state of the G.O.P. Why is he the only one with the clarity to not only explain the problems of this country but to offer the paths towards reaching solutions? Talk about a massive FACEPALM!

(taken from CNN)

During the debates in the Republican Presidential primary, even though I am a 10-term sitting Representative Member of Congress, I was challenged more than once on my Republican credentials. The fact that I was repeatedly asked how I could be a Republican when I was talking a different language than the other candidates answers the question of how the Republican Party can slip so far so fast.

My rhetorical answer at the time was simple: Why should one be excluded from the Republican Party for believing and always voting for:

• Limited government power

• A balanced budget

• Personal liberty

• Strict adherence to the Constitution

• Sound money

• A strong defense while avoiding all undeclared wars

• No nation-building and no policing the world

How can a party that still pretends to be the party of limited government distance itself outright from these views and expect to maintain credibility? Since the credibility of the Republican Party has now been lost, how can it regain credibility without embracing these views, or at least showing respect for them?

I concluded my answer by simply stating the Republican Party had lost its way and must reassess its values. And that is what needs to be done in a hurry.

Teacher Diantha Harris browbeats McCain supporting student, Kathy,in Asheville N.Carolina grade school. The poor girl is obviously distressed over the teacher’s line of questiong and belittling her choice of candidate in front of her school mates.

This is exactly why I tell actors like Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Matt Damon to quit being an activist-wannabe and just entertain me with your acting abilities. If the political system bothers you that much, then do what Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sonny Bono, Fred Grandy, Fred Thompson, and even Al Franken did. RUN FOR OFFICE!

Otherwise, teach what needs to be taught and stay away from indoctrinating our kids. That’s my job as a parent and why I pay for private school for my son!

So why haven’t the networks picked this up? Why is it in Europe. Want another reason why we’re the laughing stock of the world? FACEPALM!

So what should happen to this teacher? Nothing. Why? Let her superiors deal with her. The damage has already been done and soon she’ll realize what a dimwit she ended up being.

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Howard Stern secretly replaced Obama’s policies and replaced them with McCain. Will the staunch supporters be able to tell the difference? Let’s find out…

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All of the information via television, radio, internet, and newspapers. All the debate watching, the pundits, the bloggers, the wikipedia entries, the campaigning, the good and not so good ads, the parodies on SNL, all this and even more – NULLIFIED BY YOUR IGNORANCE! WHY DO WE EVEN BOTHER VOTING? NO WONDER THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS THE REAL CLINCHER IN THIS AND EVERY ELECTION!

People! When are we going to start learning on our own!!!

People! When are we going to start learning on our own!!!