President Obama gave a speech from the Oval Office in order to inform the media and public on the continuing cleanup efforts and consequences of the BP oil leak. Instead of fully focusing on what he said – many are more interested in how he said it. One pundit, prior to the speech, actually stated […]
The truth may set you free but it doesn’t mean anyone else is going to believe you. At least that seems to be the way the world works these days. We are a people of skepticism and suspicion. We thrive on it, heck the entire internet is practically built on rumor and innuendo. In modern tabloid journalism a rumor and one anonymous source is all that stands between a publication and a viral click.
Everyone’s demanding President Obama to take greater action to stop the BP oil leak. The real reason everyone’s upset is… this can not be fixed.
At 4PM Eastern, 1PM Pacific President Obama thanked his volunteers in a telephone conference call hosted by Organizing for America.
Here is the audio from this fascinating and rather historic conference call:
Polls. They seem to matter to people. They certainly get their fair share of attention in the media and politicians salivate over them like a TV executive looking at ratings.
“Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.” – Thomas Jefferson Peace. Something we shy away from really – we act as if it’s some goal we want to achieve but our actions never quite match up – we relegate the concept to […]
July 2, 2009, at 8:42 pm — Blogs
— Barack Obama
CNN posted a bit of rather cynical commentary by Paul Starobin on Obama’s potential challenges with Russia on his trip there in the coming weeks. Mr. Starobin says “But if Obama, more ambitiously, hopes to win over the hearts of the Russian people — along the lines of his recent Cairo address, pitched over the […]
June 16, 2009, at 4:50 am — Blogs
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Last night, as I reread Robert Kiyosaki’s 1997 Bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, I realized why Barack Obama will be unable to do what is necessary to fix America’s economy. It’s not just that he believes in government intervention in business, although that’s a big part of it. But what makes it even worse is that President Obama is Poor Dad.
Last week, in response to litigation filed by the ACLU, the Obama administration released four top secret memos used by the Bush administration in discussing interrogation techniques approved for use by the CIA on high-level detainees at Guantanamo Bay. But what of the acts discussed in these memos? Do the acts constitute torture in the minds of most Americans? In my view, most of them sound like activities that fraternity pledges willingly submit themselves to during Hell Week each and every year in our academies of higher learning.
June 5, 2008, at 12:00 pm — Blogs
— Barack Obama
Many people, even Andrew Sullivan, are saying it would be a guaranteed win in November if Obama chose Clinton as his VP. I agree that it would increase the likelihood of a McCain defeat and would make many Clinton supporters quite appeased. However, if there’s anything to learn from listening to Barack it’s that we have to adjust how we go about governing. And although a joint ticket might mean an easy win it might also mean a hard time in office.