Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rangel: 'Don't leave me swinging in the wind'

This is bad news for the Democrats. Rangel wants to go down with the boat and take everyone with him. They coddled this crook for too long. Now he thinks he's entitled:

A combative Rep. Charles Rangel told the House on Tuesday he's not resigning despite 13 charges of wrongdoing and demanded the ethics committee not leave him "swinging in the wind."

Rangel, who is 80, spoke without notes in an extraordinary, often emotional 37-minute speech that defied his lawyers' advice to keep quiet about his case.

The New York Democrat and 40-year House veteran had a sharp message in dismissing fellow Democrats who, worried about election losses, want him to quit: "If I can't get my dignity back here, then fire your best shot in getting rid of me through expulsion."

Video: Homeless People Live in Tunnels Under Las Vegas

Fed Move on Debt Signals Concern About Economy

During the Reagan days they called it 'smoke and mirrors.'

Federal Reserve officials, acknowledging that their confidence in the recovery had dimmed, moved again on Tuesday to keep interest rates low and encourage economic growth. They also signaled that more aggressive measures could follow if the job market and other indicators continued to weaken.

Robert Gibbs says Leftwing Critics of Obama 'Ought to be Drug Tested'

This amoral administration is figuring that they don't need the left. That explains why Gibbs is constantly giving them the finger. As he did with Speaker Pelosi. They want to appease the ever growing independent vote. Play for the center is the political strategy of most Presidents. Clinton did the same exact thing. The problem is that the left naively believed that Obama was one of them. They fell for the same ole scam Democrats love to play. They make promises intended to win the primaries and then move to the center during the general election. This is the political equivalent of biting the hand that feeds you. In this case the Obama administration is biting the left.

The Obama administration's most public face, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, has tried to climbed down from angry remarks he aimed at leftwing critics, calling them "crazy".

In an interview with The Hill newspaper in Washington DC, Gibbs revealed frustration at attacks on the administration from liberal Democrats and others on the left, in terms likely to make relations even worse:

US govt sending ground zero mosque imam to Mideast

US govt sending ground zero mosque imam to Mideast

Woman Goes Berserk in Case of McNugget Madness

Police: 5-year-old Chicago boy shot to death

This is what happens when you have too many guns out there. Chicago, in particular, has an epidemic of children being killed with guns:

Police in Chicago are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy who was accidentally shot while playing with his twin brother.

White House Tries to Snap Losing Streak

This is 1982 and 1994 all over again. An unpopular President and/or economic downturn leads to loses for ruling party:

Since winning the White House, President Obama hasn’t experienced much success when he’s dipped his toes into the electoral waters. Last year, the two Democrats he campaigned for, Jon Corzine in New Jersey and Creigh Deeds in Virginia, both lost. In January, another Democrat he tried to save in Massachusetts’ special Senate election, Martha Coakley, met a similar fate. And in May, the Democrat he was backing in Pennsylvania’s Senate primary, Arlen Specter, went down to defeat. (Even when the White House tried to distance itself from a Democrat it thought was about lose, Blanche Lincoln, she pulled off the upset and won.)

Study: Belly bulge can be deadly for older adults

Study: Belly bulge can be deadly for older adults

If your pants are feeling a bit tight around the waistline, take note: Belly bulge can be deadly for older adults, even those who aren't overweight or obese by other measures.

WHO says swine flu pandemic is over

WHO says swine flu pandemic is over

The World Health Organization says the swine flu pandemic is over.

Fingerprint sharing led to deportation of 47,000

Fingerprint sharing led to deportation of 47,000

Records show that about 47,000 people have been removed or deported from the U.S. after the Homeland Security Department sifted through 3 million sets of fingerprints taken from bookings at local jails.

NYC Transit Agency Approves Bus Ad Depicting Mosque, Burning Towers


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