Glenn Beck did just that on his radio show last week when he discussed Michelle Obama's breasts in her shimmery, sapphire-colored gown at the state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife, Margarita Zavala.
Beck said first that the economy is in flames, and that Julius Caesar (aka Barack Obama) is in the White House. He followed that by saying Michelle was "dolled up" in her Peter Soronen creation, and asked listeners if they saw her picture on the Drudge Report with its headline, "Sex in the City."
"She looks positively like she's trying to be some Greek statue," he said. "I don't think I've ever seen the first lady with her, excuse the expression, but with her breasts all smushed up. What is that? Did you even see that picture? I mean that, that's . . . what is that?"
Saturday, May 29, 2010
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Spain's Socialist government is seeing its political power erode as it struggles to chart a path out of deep financial trouble, failing so far to satisfy conflicting demands to cut its budget and stimulate job creation.
The coming months could bring far more problems as Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero reforms the country's labor market, risking national strikes and the loss of support from trade unions, a core source of his center-left party's strength.
Zapatero's minority government is already running into serious trouble, although there appears to be no immediate threat of it falling.
A package of austerity measures passed by only one vote in parliament's lower chamber Thursday and the Fitch Ratings agency downgraded Spanish debt on Friday. Opposition parties have called for new elections.
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Despite a federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling, new permits and controversial environmental waivers for oil rigs continue to be granted, sparking criticism from policymakers and environmentalists.
On Thursday, President Barack Obama issued a six-month extension of the moratorium on permits and environmental waivers for the drilling of new deepwater wells. The original moratorium was ordered following the Apr. 20 explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, which has become the worst oil spill disaster in U.S. history.
However, records show that since the original moratorium was issued, new permits and environmental waivers on existing drilling projects continue to be granted regularly. It is not clear whether the moratorium extension applies to new drilling on existing wells or merely new operations.
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Are 2/3s of you voting against your incumbent politician? Here's your chance. If the problem is entrenched politicians (which it is) then you have an opportunity to vote them out. If you have concerns just vote those that have been in office for 10 years or more. You did it with Specter and Bennett. Now you have a chance to clean house - and Senate. But the last time you were angry (in 1990s) you still re-elected most incumbents. This time it must be different. Your country's very survival is at stake. So when November 2nd comes along vote everyone except your career politician incumbent. If you don't do this then you'll have no one to blame but yourself:
Americans are increasingly optimistic about the economy, but that brightening outlook hasn't softened their outrage over the country's direction and its political leadership, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.
Two-thirds of those surveyed this week describe themselves as "angry" about the way things are going in the USA, the highest percentage in the decade the question has been asked. By nearly 2-1, they would rather vote for a candidate who has never served in Congress over one with experience.
"We're just going to have to clean house and get people in who really care about the country," says Stephen Besz, 63, of Hokendauqua, Penn., who was among those called in the poll. He worries about the future for his son, an electrical engineer who has been looking for a job for 18 months.
On Memorial Day weekend, incumbents in general and Democrats in particular face a hot summer.
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