I hesitate to call my list “news stories” because many of them have not been covered by the Obama-media because they would make the liberal administration look like the miserable failure that it has been. On with the list.
- The Economy: If you look past the cheerleading reporting that the recession is over and jobs are being created, and a falling unemployment percent, you might just see how bad things still are. I don’t remember a time where I have sweated my employment for so long. I am not consumed, but the gnawing feeling is always there in the background. As of November 2011 the U6 Unemployment (U-6 = Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force) rate is 15.6 percent.
“He’s like a man who took two dates to the prom and is trying to keep them both happy. He may not pull it off, but he is dancing as fast as he can.”
– – Brit Hume
Mr. Hume of course was discussing President Obama as he continues to wiggle to be all things to all people while refusing to lead on important issues as a world leader should. Obama has become the quintessential politician whose sole goal seems to be getting reelected. As of this writing and reported in The American Thinker, Obama has made 31 fundraising trips so far in 2011. This is above and beyond the numerous rounds of golf.
The Obama talking points for the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (“START”) sound worthwhile…reducing nuclear arms. Like the manmade global warming fraud this treaty raises hackles on my neck. I have not read START, but I trust Putin and the Russians about less than I trust Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. Anytime a politician really pushes an agenda, really pushes an agenda we should be wary. The good thing about America is that we generally play by the rules, but the bad thing is that others don’t. No greater proof is our rules of engagement in Afghanistan.
News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…
Brief 1: The Democrats and Obama have been making some noise about providing subsidies for the dead tree media. Maybe this is a quid pro quo since most newspapers have been propping them up for decades and Obama for the past few years. Before you get all freaky on this concept, remember that it has been used quite successfully in other countries. The United States would join the ranks of Venezuela, China, Russia (they’ve gone a step further and have actually “cancelled” some journalists to decrease supply), North Korea and Nazi Germany.
Update September 28, 2009: It seems that I actually…hold the presses…agree with the French or maybe they agree with me. You will not have read or heard about this in the American Main Stream Media, but French President Nicholas Sarkozy had some tough words for President Barack Hussein Obama after his apologetic speech to the United Nations:
“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.”
“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.”