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  • Cowardly Rangel seeks to blame his staff for ethical lapses (Slap down!)

    02/27/2010 9:44:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies · 582+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2010 | Russ Vaughn
    Once again a Democrat leader demonstrates the incredible hypocrisy for which that party and their media wing, the crumbling mainstream media, have become well known. Charlie Rangel, in a demonstration of unethical behavior that can truly be called sorry, now rightly condemned by a House ethics committee chaired and controlled by his own party, for violations of House ethics rules, has thrown his staff under the bus in a blatant attempt to save his own, sorry, fat butt. That is the equivalent of a Navy captain blaming the sinking of his ship on his enlisted crew or an Army general's...
  • New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae [2003]

    01/19/2010 4:24:53 AM PST · by smartyaz · 16 replies · 1,083+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9-11-2003 | New York Times
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2003— The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago. .. Among the groups denouncing the proposal today were the National Association of Home Builders and Congressional Democrats who fear that tighter regulation of the companies could sharply reduce their commitment to financing low-income and affordable housing. ''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people...
  • President Obama: No more 'finger-pointing'

    01/05/2010 12:47:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 1,819+ views
    President Obama: No more 'finger-pointing' By: Josh Gerstein and Carol E. Lee January 5, 2010 03:30 AM EST President Barack Obama will deliver a stern warning to his appointees at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that he won’t tolerate efforts by the CIA, the State Department and others to shift blame for the recent intelligence foul-up to other parts of the government, said spokesman Robert Gibbs. “We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing,” Gibbs told reporters. “The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and points at someone else. The American people won’t accept...
  • Obama: No more 'finger-pointing' (LOL)

    01/05/2010 12:03:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1,132+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/5/2010 | JOSH GERSTEIN & CAROL E. LEE
    President Obama will deliver a stern warning to his appointees at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that he won’t tolerate efforts by the CIA, the State Department and others to shift blame for the recent intelligence foul-up to other parts of the government, said spokesman Robert Gibbs. “We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing,” Gibbs told reporters. “The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and points at someone else. The American people won’t accept that.”
  • Capitalism Fingered as Fiend of the Past Decade [Jonah Goldberg]

    01/01/2010 3:11:31 AM PST · by The Raven · 70 replies · 1,744+ views
    National Review ^ | Jan 1 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    On the last day of 2009, that awful year, I was listening to a report on National Public Radio (yes, I’m a listener). Reporter Tamara Keith presented a by-now-familiar recap of the worst financial and corporate scandals of the decade, from Enron and Martha Stewart to Tyco and Bernie Madoff. It was a depressing slog of greed, venality, and theft. When the report was over, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep summarized the report with a tart: “The decade in capitalism.” I don’t want to single out Inskeep, since he was doing what pretty much the entire media establishment has done,...
  • Dems blame Bush Admin for Terror Attempt (barf until you are dead alert)

    12/31/2009 5:08:09 AM PST · by pabianice · 26 replies · 1,049+ views
    National Journal ^ | 12/31/09 | Wilson
    As GOPers begin increasingly using the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner to score political points, 2 Dems are blaming the Bush admin for events that led directly to the failed attack. While many Dems stay silent and let the WH lead the way, DCCC chair Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) say the previous admin let down their guard. "In general, we are facing the consequences of the Bush administration's failures to deal with al Qaeda," Van Hollen told Hotline OnCall. "The Republicans have no business in pointing fingers at the Obama administration on terrorism and national...
  • Secret Service chief takes responsibility for state dinner security breach

    12/03/2009 4:01:29 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,472+ views
    miamiherald ^ | 12.03.09 | WILLIAM DOUGLAS
    The head of the Secret Service accepted full responsibility Thursday for last week's security breach at President Barack Obama's first state dinner, but he said that the president and Vice President Joe Biden were never in danger from a party-crashing couple who shook hands and posed for pictures with them. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan told the House Homeland Security Committee that his agents were at fault for allowing uninvited Washington socialites Tareq and Michaele Salahi into a lavish state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sullivan told the committee that three uniformed agents had been put on administrative...
  • Chicago Mayor Blames Fort Hood Masacre On Guns

    11/10/2009 7:01:37 PM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies · 1,789+ views ^ | November 10, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    The Mayor of Chicago, whose our city is dealing day in and day out with violent crime, and not long ago lost the 2016 summer olympics bid, says that the recent Fort Hood masacre is to be blamed on guns. Does the Mayor honestly believe that a civilian ban on guns would have stopped this crazy Jihadist. Does the Mayor honestly think that a ban on possession would stop AQ from instructing and recruiting extremists to their cause in this country? It hasn’t stopped the drug lords from tearing up his city. Before you watch the video, read this from...
  • Zeroing in on the dollar's decline

    10/21/2009 6:12:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies · 1,017+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/21/2009 | EAMON JAVERS
    On Tuesday, Matt Drudge ran a headline about the weakening U.S. dollar on his website, In and of itself, that would be unremarkable, except that it was the 18th time Drudge had posted a link to a story about the weak dollar this month. And October was only 20 days old. Clearly, Matt Drudge has developed a fascination with the declining U.S. dollar. “He’s fixated on it,” said Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. “There’s no question that Drudge can alter what people are paying attention to.” Market watchers say it’s unlikely...
  • After Chicago’s Loss, Critics Assail the U.S.O.C. (blame game ... yawn)

    10/03/2009 1:30:11 PM PDT · by xtinct · 38 replies · 1,685+ views
    NYT ^ | 10/3/09 | Katie Thomas
    For weeks, the United States Olympic Committee and the national sports governing bodies it oversees had settled into an uncomfortable truce. Despite a year of upheaval and conflict, the parties had agreed to set aside their differences in solidarity for Chicago’s bid to win the 2016 Summer Games. The truce ended as quickly as Chicago was dispatched from the race won by Rio de Janeiro. In surprisingly frank terms, a number of influential people in American Olympic sports questioned the performance of the U.S.O.C.’s new management team and said its two top executives were ill-equipped to navigate the insular world...
  • Powerful Lawmakers Press Desire for Gen. McChrystal to Testify on Afghan Strategy...(here we go)

    09/23/2009 5:32:04 AM PDT · by Doogle · 20 replies · 594+ views
    WSJ via Fox ^ | 09/23/09 | WSJ
    An array of powerful legislators from both parties want Gen. Stanley McChrystal to testify about the challenges confronting the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan and his plan for beating back the resurgent Taliban -- as the Pentagon pushes back.

    08/19/2009 3:06:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 803+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 19, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    TO listen to the White House and its supporters in and out of the media, you'd think that opposition to "ObamaCare" is the hobgoblin of a few small minds on the right. Racists, fascists, Neanderthals, the whole "Star Wars" cantina of bogeymen and cranks stand opposed to much-needed reform. Left out of this fairly naked effort to demonize many with the actions of a few is the simple fact that ObamaCare -- however defined -- has been tanking in the polls for weeks. President Obama's handling of health care is unpopular with a majority of Americans and a majority of...
  • OBAMA: I ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY ((for the economy), and then blames Bush)

    07/14/2009 5:21:04 PM PDT · by libh8er · 51 replies · 3,085+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 14th 2009 | Athena Jones
    ...“It’s a job I gladly accept,” he said to applause. “I love these folks who helped get us in this mess. And then suddenly say, ‘Oh, this is Obama’s economy.’ That’s fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve problems -- not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe. So I welcome the job. I want the responsibility.”....
  • Sarah Palin trashed by members of John McCain's campaign team in Vanity Fair [not again]

    06/29/2009 10:43:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 165 replies · 4,892+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2009-06-29 | Michael Saul
    Alaska's lipstick-wearing pit-bull is a "Little Shop of Horrors." That's how one longtime friend and campaign trail companion of John McCain, the vanquished 2008 GOP presidential nominee, described veep nominee Sarah Palin. In an expansive story in the August edition of Vanity Fair, a slew of senior members of McCain's campaign team told reporter Todd S. Purdum that they suffer a kind of survivor's guilt following the 2008 presidential election.
  • Administration blames Bush for GM crisis

    06/07/2009 8:31:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 108 replies · 4,129+ views
    Administration blames Bush for GM crisis By Mike Soraghan Posted: 06/07/09 11:24 AM [ET] The Obama administration has a familiar response to criticism of the General Motors bailout – they inherited this mess from George W. Bush. Austan Goolsbee, a senior economic adviser to President Obama, said the administration's options were sharply limited by President Bush's handling of the auto industry, and accused the prior administration of running out the clock. "They shook up the can. They opened the can and handed [it] to us in our laps," Goolsbee said on Fox News Sunday. "When George Bush put money into...
  • GQ report blames Rumsfeld for military delay after Katrina (Hit piece on Rummy)

    05/20/2009 1:59:15 PM PDT · by balch3 · 67 replies · 1,503+ views ^ | May 18, 2009 | Times-Picayune
    A report on the GQ magazine Web site is quoting unnamed former Bush administration official as blaming former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for many failures, including a delay in military assistance in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The report says "in speaking with the former Bush officials, it becomes evident that Rumsfeld impaired administration performance on a host of matters extending well beyond Iraq to impact America's relations with other nations, the safety of our troops, and the response to Hurricane Katrina. The Washington Monthly highlights more of Robert Draper's article in GQ: "[T]hree years later, when I asked a...
  • Der Spiegel - other nations helped Germany in Holocaust

    05/20/2009 1:55:14 PM PDT · by lizol · 159 replies · 3,746+ views
    Der Spiegel - other nations helped Germany in Holocaust 20th May 2009 Poland, among other countries helped Hitler mastermind the mass murders, the German weekly says The Der Spiegel weekly claims that Germany would not have been able to prosecute its WWII mass-murder campaign against the Jews on its own and the country required the cooperation of other nations, including Poland. The magazine's front-page story, entitled "Partners. European associates in murdering Jews," cites the case of John Demjaniuk, a former Ukrainian SS-officer, who is currently awaiting trial in Munich, in its bid to prove that without the support of citizens...
  • Specter's Blame Game

    04/28/2009 2:48:46 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 65 replies · 1,780+ views
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2009 | David Freddoso
    The departure of Arlen Specter looks very bad for the GOP. You never want to lose anyone. But could Senate Republicans have stopped it? No, not once it became clear that he was going to be trounced in his primary. Specter's problem is not the party in the sense of its leadership or direction, but rather with the Republican voters in Pennsylvania. Arlen Specter switched from Democrat to Republican in 1965 so that he could win an election. He is now doing the reverse for precisely the same reason. If we take Arlen Specter's word for why he is leaving,...
  • Let's Learn What Caused This Crisis [McCain-Dorgan]

    03/09/2009 10:22:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-03-08 | U.S. Sens. Byron Dorgan & John McCain
    More than $9 trillion -- in taxpayer dollars -- has been pledged, committed, lent or spent by the federal government in response to the economic crisis. Some say that if the economy continues to deteriorate, trillions more might be necessary to prevent another Great Depression. Yet no one has investigated how this crisis happened. That is irresponsible. A comprehensive investigation is essential to prevent this from happening again.
  • Bush's executive tyranny

    03/04/2009 9:27:02 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies · 1,458+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/04/09 | Tim Rutten
    Just how close to the brink of executive tyranny did the United States come in the panic that swept George W. Bush's administration after 9/11? The answer, it now seems clear, is that we came far closer than even staunch critics of the White House believed. On Monday, the Obama administration released nine legal opinions produced for the Bush White House by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel shortly after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. That heretofore obscure office essentially serves as the president's arbiter of what's legal and what isn't. Among other things,...
  • Center? What Center?

    11/13/2008 1:58:58 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 11 replies · 467+ views
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2008 | James G. Gimpel
    In the battle to shape the future of the Republican party, many have suggested a move to the center. In a recent interview, for example, John McCain’s campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, said, “The Republican party wants to, needs to, be able to represent . . . not only conservatives, but centrists as well. And the party that controls the center is the party that controls the American electorate.” Also, David Frum wrote that the GOP must move away from its traditional positions on issues such as abortion and the environment, and adopt a style and tone that is “less overtly...
  • W's Postscript: How Will History Regard Bush?

    11/06/2008 12:50:28 PM PST · by meandog · 77 replies · 2,683+ views
    Nashville Scene ^ | Nov. 6, 2008 | Brantly Hartgrove
    It's tempting right now to say President Bush will go down as one of the worst presidents ever to dis-grace the White House. But is that fair, or even accurate? Historian renderings of a legacy are often at odds with fluctuating public opinion polls that gauge the heat of the moment. Take Truman. The man had a 22 percent approval rating toward the end of his presidency--due in large part to a highly unpopular Korean War--yet he's among the most popular presidents in history. I'm going to play the devil's advocate and argue that it is at least in the...
  • Senator DeMint on the Bailout

    10/02/2008 7:03:28 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 39 replies · 968+ views
    Congressional Record ^ | October 1, 2008 | Senator Demint
    Mr. DeMINT. Mr. President, I have friends and colleagues whom I respect deeply who are on all sides of this bailout issue. One of them just spoke. We all to want do what is right for America, and I believe those who have crafted this plan had pure and noble motives. They want this country to succeed. They want prosperity. I just do not believe that this bill gets the job done. In fact, in the long term, I am convinced it will do more harm than good. We are the Nation that has been called the bastion of freedom,...
  • Empty Suit (BO) speaking now, saying nothing

    09/29/2008 11:44:30 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 33 replies · 1,066+ views
    Vanity | Sept. 29, 2008 | ReleaseTheHounds
    CNBC just cut to Barack Obama talking extemporaneously following the failure of the Bailout Bill to pass congress. What a great example of the "empty suit"... I can only paraphrase "Let's remember how we got here! Greed... Failure of the regulators!"
  • The Racism Excuse

    08/26/2008 7:57:58 AM PDT · by mathprof · 33 replies · 156+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 8/26/08 | staff
    Things are supposed to be looking rosy for Democrats this November. But in case Barack Obama loses the Presidency, an excuse is all ready to go: America's too racist to elect a black man. Not even, in his Vice Presidential pick Joe Biden's inimitable description, one so "articulate and bright and clean." This narrative has gained traction with the Democratic Presidential candidate's recent setbacks in the polls. We hear it from the convention crowd in Denver and liberals in the press. The older, poorer, white, often Hillary voter who sounds ambivalent about the Obama coronation is an enticing scapegoat. "Call...
  • I Knew It All Along [Scott McClellan]

    05/29/2008 9:38:42 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 34 replies · 190+ views
    NYT ^ | May 29th, 2008 | Editorial
    There are several kinds of Washington memoirs: “I Reveal the Honest Truth,” a kiss-up-and-tell designed to settle scores (nod to honesty optional). “I Was There at the Start,” designed to make the author appear to be the linchpin of history. And, most tedious: “I Knew It Was a Terrible Mistake, but I Didn’t Mention It Until I Got a Book Contract.” Scott McClellan’s memoir is the latest entry in the latter genre. Among his far-too-late admissions, President Bush’s former spokesman reveals that he knew the war in Iraq was “a serious strategic blunder,” but the White House decided the best...
  • Can Blaming People for Being Fat Help Curb Obesity?

    05/23/2008 7:17:18 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 123 replies · 221+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | May 22, 2008 | Katherine Hobson
    Stigma can be a powerful force in changing behavior. Just ask smokers, whose once accepted habit is now so marginalized that the prevalence of smoking has dropped to about 19 percent of U.S. adults from nearly 24 percent just a decade ago. A lot of factors figured into the decline since smoking's mid-20th-century peak, but the sense that smoking is disgusting as well as unhealthful and socially costly has certainly contributed to many people's decision to quit. Now that smokers have been taken care of, the obese are the new scapegoats for a lot of our ills. Last week, a...
  • Governor (AH-NOLD) blamed over spill

    11/13/2007 5:27:58 AM PST · by radar101 · 29 replies · 111+ views
    SacBee ^ | 13 NOV 2007 | Kevin Yamamura and Matt Weiser
    Jim Wilson/New York Times A cleanup crew collects oil-fouled sand Monday on Rodeo Beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. As oil spill cleanup continued Monday on the San Francisco Bay, state Senate Leader Don Perata rebuked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for undermining the state agency charged with spill response. Perata, D-Oakland, seized upon a 2005 state audit that determined the Office of Spill Prevention and Response, or OSPR, was understaffed despite having a funding surplus. He said the situation has hindered the agency's ability to deter oil spills in advance and react quickly when disasters...
  • Lack of Planes Triggers Blame Game(CA firefighting)

    10/26/2007 6:11:38 AM PDT · by kellynla · 120 replies · 102+ views
    orange county register ^ | October 25, 2007 | TONY SAAVEDRA, NORBERTO SANTANA Jr. and BRIAN JOSEPH
    High winds and bureaucratic wrangling kept much needed firefighting aircraft on the ground this week, but whom to blame seemed murkier Thursday than the skies above Southern California. Some legislators accused federal fire officials and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of making a slow-footed response followed by fast dancing and photo ops. Schwarzenegger called the criticism "a bunch of nonsense." But one federal legislator was poised to call for congressional hearings. "We'll wait until the smoke clears until I start raising hell," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach. "We need to put people under oath to find out whether a lack of...
  • California Wildfires: Media Blame Another Natural Disaster on Bush

    10/24/2007 12:48:43 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 39 replies · 100+ views
    News Busters ^ | 10/24/07 | Noel Sheppard
    ...On Tuesday evening, MSNBC's Don Abrams set up an interview with California Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Cal.) thusly: But the fire storms in California`s raising tough questions about what the National Guard is extended too much to handle emergencies at home. Back in May, before the fire started, "The San Francisco Chronicle" reported that the California National Guard was down a billion dollars worth of equipment. Two hundred and nine vehicles in Iraq, including 110 humvees and 63 military trucks. According to report the California guard should have had 39 diesel generators on hand. They say it had none. The Kansas...
  • Greenspan Book Criticizes Bush And Republicans ("They Deserved to Lose")

    09/14/2007 4:32:26 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 98 replies · 2,066+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 14 September 2007 | GREG IP and EMILY STEEL
    In a withering critique of his fellow Republicans, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says in his memoir that the party to which he has belonged all his life deserved to lose power last year for forsaking its small-government principles. In "The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World," published by Penguin Press, Mr. Greenspan criticizes both congressional Republicans and President George W. Bush for abandoning fiscal discipline. The book is scheduled for public release Monday. The Wall Street Journal bought a copy at a bookstore in the New York area. Mr. Greenspan, who calls himself a "lifelong libertarian...
  • The Threatening Storm

    08/12/2007 9:36:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies · 1,174+ views
    Time ^ | August 2, 2007 | Michael Grunwald
    The most important thing to remember about the drowning of New Orleans is that it wasn't a natural disaster. It was a man-made disaster, created by lousy engineering, misplaced priorities and pork-barrel politics. Katrina was not the Category 5 killer the Big Easy had always feared; it was a Category 3 storm that missed New Orleans, where it was at worst a weak 2. The city's defenses should have withstood its surges, and if they had we never would have seen the squalor in the Superdome, the desperation on the rooftops, the shocking tableau of the Mardi Gras city underwater...
  • Whom to Blame for the Bridge's Collapse? Why, Bush, Of Course!

    08/10/2007 4:26:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 795+ views ^ | August 10, 2007 | Larry Elder
    "How long will it take," I thought, as I watched the coverage of the collapsed bridge outside of Minneapolis, "before someone blames President George W. Bush?" It turns out, not long. As divers attempted to locate possible victims submerged in the murky waters of the Mississippi, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) said, "I think we should look at this tragedy that occurred as a wake-up call for us. We have -- all over the country -- crumbling infrastructure, highways, bridges, dams, and we really need to take a hard look at this." Calling it "the right thing to...
  • Coast Attorney Blames Katrina's Fury On Oil Producers

    In three weeks, a coast attorney will walk into the Gulfport federal courthouse and argue that since his research indicates oil companies contributed to global warming, they contributed to Katrina's devastation. The class action lawsuit was filed by Gerald Maples. In the past, Maples successfully took on asbestos producers. Now, the coast attorney is suing 26 oil companies for what he contends was their role in fueling Hurricane Katrina's wicked punch.
  • Blaming begins in Minneapolis bridge collapse

    08/03/2007 5:58:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 1,651+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/07 | Todd Melby
    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Politicians trying to account for one of the worst bridge collapses in U.S. history cast blame ranging from engineering faults to the Iraq war on Friday, while divers tried to reach the bodies of more victims in the Mississippi River's treacherous waters. As investigators probed Wednesday's collapse that killed at least five people, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said outside experts would review the decisions of state engineers to shore up problems with the heavily-traveled 40-year-old bridge in central Minneapolis. Engineers had decided to periodically inspect the steel superstructure beneath the Interstate 35W bridge and bolt on reinforcing...

    08/03/2007 7:18:43 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 28 replies · 978+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | August 3, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    The media waited less than 17 hours after the tragic bridge collapse before pointing fingers. At least one U.S. Senator, Patty Murray, seemed to blame Bush when she said yesterday that the Bush Administration has not supported Democrat efforts to increase spending on critical infrastructure. One of the problems here is that in so many instances a Democrat demand for infrastructure spending is merely a thinly disguised attempt to funnel money to construction unions as thanks for electoral and financial support. Nick Coleman at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune says that this collapse never would have happened if it wasn't...
  • Boortz: THE BLAME GAME BEGINS (re: bridge collaspe)

    08/03/2007 6:10:10 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 58 replies · 1,940+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | August 3, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    THE BLAME GAME BEGINS The media waited less than 17 hours after the tragic bridge collapse before pointing fingers. At least one U.S. Senator, Patty Murray, seemed to blame Bush when she said yesterday that the Bush Administration has not supported Democrat efforts to increase spending on critical infrastructure. One of the problems here is that in so many instances a Democrat demand for infrastructure spending is merely a thinly disguised attempt to funnel money to construction unions as thanks for electoral and financial support. Nick Coleman at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune says that this collapse never would have...
  • Katrinafying Minnesota's Disaster

    08/02/2007 8:52:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 1,355+ views
    IBD ^ | August 2, 2007
    Government: Bodies hadn't even been pulled out of the river in the Minneapolis bridge collapse before President Bush was being blamed. But sticking it to Bush is infantile. Civic priorities are what need re-examination. As a matter of fact, the president cannot repair every pothole or monitor the soundness of every bridge in the U.S. at the federal, state and local level. Would anyone really want a federal government that was that all-powerful and controlling? But that doesn't seem to matter when a failure occurs, as horrifically happened with the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in urban Minneapolis on Wednesday. Already...
  • Why aren’t Democrats taking any blame for Iraq?

    04/30/2007 12:08:46 PM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 9 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Washintong Times ^ | 04/27/07 | Sean Lengell
    The Senate's No. 2 Democrat says he knew that the American public was being misled into the Iraq war but remained silent because he was sworn to secrecy as a member of the intelligence committee.
  • The "Palestinian" Contributions to Humanity

    02/04/2007 12:32:44 PM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 393+ views
    The "Palestinian" Contributions to Humanity 1) Commit the crimes on your own kids (human bombs, human shields) and always blame the Zionist victim. 2) How to united the Arab world, bring about "Dead Arab kids", Hezbollah picked up on that very fast. 3) The bastion of (fake) excuse for Islamists' crimes against humanity. 4) The phenomenon of "brown" Arabs Kissing up to "white" Hitler, Hitlerists, never mind what one wishes the other. 5) Inventing big drama words, such as "apartheid", "racism" for those daring to stand up against Racist, Fascist terrorists. 6) The lucky invention of the 1960's, One of the 21...
  • Arizona Builds Moonbat 9/11 Memorial

    09/21/2006 8:11:04 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 4 replies · 1,059+ views
    Red State ^ | 9/21/2006 | Leon H Wolf
    Arizona Builds Moonbat 9/11 Memorial Have Your Duct Tape Handy Before Reading this Story By Leon H Wolf Posted in Liberals — Comments (0) / Email this page » / Leave a comment » This is one of those stories that is so outrageous that you almost assume it's fake - but in this case, there are pictures, so I'm going to go ahead and operate on the assumption that it's true. First things first, I came across this story at the indispensible Ace of Spades HQ (be advised: Ace does not have a no-profanity policy), and he's got...
  • China and WHO play blame game over bird flu(China blames U.S, but WHO disagrees)

    09/08/2006 6:44:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 457+ views
    AFP ^ | 09/08/06 | Cindy Sui
    China and WHO play blame game over bird flu by Cindy Sui 2 hours, 1 minute ago China's agriculture ministry has said the United States was to blame for the fact that it had not yet shared bird flu virus samples, but the WHO put the blame squarely on the ministry. The samples could potentially save lives by helping global scientists study how the deadly avian influenza virus is changing, so they can come up with drugs and vaccines and prepare for a pandemic. Samples are usually given to a laboratory designated by the World Health Organization, which does research...
  • Stop blaming everything on the president, OK?

    09/02/2006 8:13:48 AM PDT · by Democracy In Iraq · 41 replies · 1,093+ views
    Stop blaming everything on the president, OK? BY JONAH GOLDBERG Lord knows I have my problems with President Bush. He taps the federal coffers like a monkey smacking the bar for another cocaine pellet in an addiction study. Some of his sentences give me the same sensation as falling backward in one of those ''trust'' exercises, in which you just have to hope things work out. Yes, the Iraq invasion has gone badly, and to deny this is to suggest that Bush meant for things to turn out this way, which is even crueler than saying he failed to...

    09/01/2006 1:11:58 PM PDT · by rodwallace · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Right of Center Blog ^ | Set. 1, 2006 | Rod Wallace
    LIBERALS CONTINUE TO BLAME WHILE IGNORING THEIR OWN. Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post wrote an eloquent article today on the reasons why New Orleans must be rebuilt and protected from future storms. In his post Mr. Robinson once again laid blame for all things bad on the federal government. Now I’m no great fan of the bloated bureaucracies that make up our federal government, it bothers me greatly when the libs ignore the true reasons behind the failures in New Orleans...both before and after Katrina. The city of New Orleans...long under the rule of the Democrats...have squandered countless billions...
  • Ex-FEMA Chief Blames Administration (Barf/Responsibility avoidance/it wasnn't my fault alert)

    08/29/2006 8:56:20 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 22 replies · 564+ views
    August 29, 2006
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    08/29/2006 8:27:05 AM PDT · by shortstop · 40 replies · 1,162+ views ^ | 08/29/06 | Bob Lonsberry
    The lingering lesson of Hurricane Katrina is the great value of self-reliance and the terrible danger of dependence. It was a huge storm. Possibly the largest natural disaster ever to hit the United States. It was the storm of the century. But it taught us more about human nature than it did about the power of nature. More frightening than the storm itself, was the widespread personal failure demonstrated in its wake. It was a peek into the entitlement culture and a sad display of the unwillingness and inability of some Americans to take the slightest responsibility for themselves and...
  • Katrina Poll: 81% say state and local government could have done better

    08/27/2006 9:38:53 AM PDT · by screw boll · 23 replies · 1,048+ views
    Polling Report.Com ^ | Aug/27/2006 | Joseph Gestetner
    The Media coverage regarding Katrina was all about Bush's incompetence. The state and local government, under Democratic control, got a free pass. Well, according to a recent New York Times poll, the American people saw the facts the way they were, and 81% say that the state and local government "could have done better." This number is similar to the 80% who say the federal government could have done better.
  • Spike Lee's 'requiem' for New Orleans (ALL BUSH'S FAULT AGAIN ALERT)

    08/21/2006 10:29:43 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 41 replies · 1,511+ views
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | August 21, 2006 | DOUG ELFMAN TELEVISION CRITIC
    I'm watching Spike Lee's documentary about Hurricane Katrina with my mom. She's finally visiting since the storm hit a year ago. She lives in a FEMA trailer in the now gray-from-destruction yard in front of her broken home in the New Orleans neighborhood of Gentilly, next to the elementary school where she taught, which has remained closed. "When the Levees Broke" is hard to watch. It's hard to take. The anger. The sadness. All over again. What's it like to live in New Orleans now? "I'm sitting there thinking you know what?" a woman named Phyllis tells Lee. "If you...
  • Bush the villain of Katrina film

    08/20/2006 8:08:20 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 39 replies · 1,088+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 8-21-06 | Bob Dart
    Bush the villain of Katrina film Bob Dart August 21, 2006 Tears marked his 70-year-old cheeks as Arthur Brown, leaning on a walking stick, walked from the film that sought to tell his story. "I think it's a great movie," said Brown, on Spike Lee's documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. "I'm mad," he said. "We lost everything. I've worked all my life - minimum-wage jobs - and raised eight children. Now I've got nothing. My wife is 65. What little savings we had is gone. FEMA [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] hasn't been any help....
  • Who's to blame for state of New Orleans? (Answer: the Democrat Machine)

    08/19/2006 2:51:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies · 1,352+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/19/2006 | ALLEN G. BREED
    In many ways, New Orleans is a huge crime scene, with bodies and victims and fingerprints — many, many sets of fingerprints. But who did it? Who is responsible for this mess, for a barely functioning city with large swathes still uninhabited — or uninhabitable — a year after Hurricane Katrina? An anonymous critic, posting his verdict at the edge of the French Quarter, blames the Army Corps of Engineers and its failure to build levees that could keep the floodwaters out: "Hold the Corps Accountable," demands the sign. Others curse the Federal Emergency Management Agency — for its failure...