If you thought that the Boston Marathon bombings would preclude a repeat of presidential apology tours on foregn soil — like President Obama’s 2009 pilgrimage to Cairo to beg the sharia law-loving Muslim Brotherhood’s forgiveness of American presidents not named Obama for backing Egyptian leaders who wouldn’t arm suicide bombers bound for pizza parlors in Tel Aviv — you would be wrong:
In the Daily Caller, historian and presidential biographer Charles C. Johnson writes that Mel Watt, President Obama’s nominee for director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, helped create the subprime crisis. FHA oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. John Berlau writes that Watt also flunks privacy and transparency tests, adding that while in Congress, Watt “pushed government programs to help welfare recipients buy homes during the creation of the subprime mortgage bubble,” ultimately at taxpayer expense.
In the Washington Post, Allan Sloan notes that while President Obama wants to cap American citizens’ IRAs at $3 million or substantially less — discouraging saving and investment in the process — Obama’s own-taxpayer-subsidized retirement benefits are worth more than twice as much, a massive $6.6 million. A sweet pension for me, but not for thee, seems to be Obama’s thinking. Continue reading
The First Congressional District of this gamecock’s native state will deserve the “Daily (labor union-funded-anti-Boeing-jobs) Show” that Stephen Colbert’s sister would co-host with fellow Democrats in Congress if too many South Carolina Low Country conservatives cry over Argentina on Tuesday instead of voting to return Mark Sanford to the House seat he held from 1995-2001.
The April jobs report was released this morning, showing that the economy added 165,000 jobs in April as unemployment ticked down to 7.5 percent. The numbers are still far too low (to keep up with population growth) and too high respectively, but that didn’t prevent ABC News from singing hosannas to the Obama-inspired recovery. Bloomberg reported more good news, noting that the numbers were better than forecast.
But Mike, over 100,000 jobs were “created” last month and Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards “came out.”
If only the same number of jobs existing before the new jobs were created, still existed!
If you care what the First Lady is wearing and have a buck burning a hole in your pocket, Apple has your number. Keith Koffler of White House Dossier reports that the Apple iTunes store is selling an app that will keep you current on which of the latest high-end fashions the president’s better half is modeling.
The U.S. government is blocking imports of a standard, normal-smelling French cheese, largely out of squeamishness. The cheese in question is Mimolette, a commonplace, orange French cheese so mild in flavor that I once confused it with cheddar when I visited my French relatives and ate it for the first time. The government’s de facto ban on the cheese has triggered protests in New York City, reports the Global Post:
It’s easy to forget the fear that gripped America in the aftermath of al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. soil. It’s even easier to take for granted the homeland peace that followed until the Islamist-inspired Tsarnaev Brothers & Co. bombings in Boston on the Ides of April, 2013.
Every time this former labor union lawyer and son/grandson of former Brotherhood of Railway (Southern/Norfolk Southern) Carmen union members expresses any negative opinion of the union movement or even any particular union local, I endure the wrath of pro-union Democrats, family and friends. That wrath usually takes one of two broad forms.