The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label "the Obama's" book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label "the Obama's" book. Show all posts

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Blunt's GOP mindless bill falls (but barely)

Do you want to see first-hand how pathetic our world has become. We live in a nation, which is still suffering from "GOP 99% support of all Bush programs" and the subsequent recession.  A recession that was publicly denied until after the November 2008 elections.  Once, done the Bush Administration came forth to clean-up the lie they had told for 15 previous months.  Our nation is also suffering unemployment at a record level (or at one time it was at a record level).  We have crumbling infrastructure. Our economy is improving, despite lies for the Right to the contrary. We are working to move from a war economy to a renewed and robust economy with hope of using war funding in more constructive ways.  Despite those real world problems and challenges, the GOP attempts to take the nation back to the 1800s.

Missouri's Roy Blunt introduced one of the most unbelievable pieces of legislation ever introduced to the US Senate; and it received a quick non-delayed vote.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Senator Whitehouse (D) Rhode Island introduced S.2059 Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012

Senator    Sheldon Whitehouse    D-RI


Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Obama proposed what he called the "Buffett Rule": Anyone making more than $1 million a year should pay no less than 30 percent in taxes. 
"You can call this class warfare all you want. But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense," Obama said.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, last week introduced the "Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012".
S.2059 - Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012
A bill to reduce the deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers. 


Thursday, January 26, 2012

The ultimate disrespect!!!

As we move into the final year of President Obama's first term, signs of 3.3 years of utter disrespect, is culminating just as many predicted.

Here is the latest example of a (possibly) staged (camera ready) opportunity for the Governor of Arizona. Now, I am going to step out of character for a second.  The Governor of Arizona has proven over the past few years she is nothing more than a veritable "SKANK."  I am not one for such labels but after a few years of watching, reading and hearing form this Governor, I am hard pressed to find another noun which can also serve as an adjective.

If you are unfamiliar with the colloquialism, here is a visual image of a SKANK.

Please allow an opportunity to exhibit a SKANK, in its finest form.  The camera opportunity.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Michelle Obama First Lady: impact on the Administration?

As I have watched the Obama Administration develop over the last three years, there are couple of perplexing things that stand out.   Some may say, " well, only a couple of things"? Personally, I am majorly happy with the change from a republican in the White House.  While, very grateful for the work the Administration expended in moving away from the 2007/008 economic abyss which almost engulfed the nation, concerns about the  Administration linger.  I could speak volumes about  the Obama Administration's handling of international affairs, specifically foreign affairs for the nation, but those articles have been written and published.

Of course, there  are a few areas of outright disappointment with the administration: Afghanistan, pandering to the GOP, and the president's absolute initial devotion to centrism.

As I perused  a few headlines this morning, Michelle Obama and her alleged thoughts about a couple issues critical to the Administration stuck like superglue.  The New York Times article, "Michelle Obama and the  Evolution of a  First Lady,"  is as interesting a screed related to the Administration as any I have read.  The New York Times writer, Jodi Kantor  focused the work on Mrs. Obama's concerns about and interactions with, her husband's advisers and 'team' after the loss of the Massachusetts Senate Seat. The seat had been held by a Democrat for over 50 years.

According to Kantor.
"To her, the loss was more evidence of what she had been saying for a long time: Mr. Obama’s advisers were too insular and not strategic enough. She cherished the idea of her husband as a transformational figure, but thanks in part to the health care deals the administration had cut, many voters were beginning to view him as an ordinary politician."