Monday, May 17, 2010

In a Ditch

This needs to be hammered over and over and over again by all Dems.

Republicans drove this car into a ditch and have stood on the sidelines bitching as we, the Dems, have been pulling it out.

We (Democrats) are cleaning up their (Republicans) mess. Per Norm.

Obama: GOP wants keys back after driving US ‘into the ditch’ | Raw Story:
"Obama told a Democratic fundraising event in New York late Thursday that despite one of the busiest and most accomplished legislative sessions in recent memory, he witnessed 'our friends on the other side of the aisle fall all over themselves to argue otherwise.'

'You would have thought at a time of historic crisis that Republican leaders would have been more willing to help us find a way out of this mess -- particularly since they created the mess,' Obama said."

Entire eight years. The ditch they drove us into.

National Journal Magazine - Repairing The Job Machine:
"If the economy produces jobs over the next eight months at the same pace as it did over the past four months, the nation will have created more jobs in 2010 alone than it did over the entire eight years of George W. Bush's presidency.

It is good to know that he didn't listen to Rahm on this occasion. I'll be glad once midterm elections are over and Rahm can GTFO of the WH.

The Plum Line - Book: Rahm "begged" Obama for days not to pursue ambitious health reform:
"'This is about whether we're going to get big things done,' Obama said. 'I wasn't sent here to do school uniforms.'

Rahm then asked Obama if he still felt lucky
'My name is Barack Hussein Obama and I'm sitting here,' Obama answered. 'So yeah, I'm feeling pretty lucky.'"

Milbank finds the occasional nut.

Dana Milbank - GOP's Utah and Maine conventions show a party coming unglued:
"Future historians tracing the crackup of the Republican Party may well look to May 8, 2010, as an inflection point.

That was the day, as is now well known, that Sen. Robert Bennett, who took the conservative position 84 percent of the time over his career, was deemed not conservative enough by fellow Utah Republicans and booted out of the primary.

Less well known, but equally ominous, is what happened that same day, 2,500 miles east in Maine. There, the state Republican Party chucked its platform -- a sensible New England mix of free-market economics and conservation -- and adopted a manifesto of insanity: abolishing the Federal Reserve, calling global warming a 'myth,' sealing the border, and, as a final plank, fighting 'efforts to create a one world government.'"

Good luck with that... though it desperately needs to be done.

Gates takes aim at ‘gusher’ of defense spending:
"He invoked warnings from former president Dwight Eisenhower that excessive spending on defense could undermine the country's economic health.

'Eisenhower was wary of seeing his beloved republic turn into a muscle-bound, garrison state -- militarily strong, but economically stagnant and strategically insolvent,' he said."

Fingers crossed I've got that 'suite'.

Found: genes that let you live to 100 - Times Online:
"SCIENTISTS have discovered the “Methuselah” genes whose lucky carriers have a much improved chance of living to 100 even if they indulge in an unhealthy lifestyle.

The genes appear to protect people against the effects of smoking and bad diet and can also delay the onset of age-related illnesses such as cancer and heart disease by up to three decades.

No single gene is a guaranteed fountain of youth. Instead, the secret of longevity probably lies in having the right “suite” of genes, according to new studies of centenarians and their families. Such combinations are extremely rare — only one person in 10,000 reaches the age of 100."

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