An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 30 August 2011
Top spokesmen for the Obama administration on Tuesday defended the White House’s issuance of “talking points” designed to shape how federal officials in this country and American diplomats serving abroad frame the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Evil animals attacked our country, and murdered 3000 human beings. What is there to “shape”?
One set of guidelines urged U.S. officials to “minimize references to Al-Qaeda.” The documents cited the killing of Usama bin Laden as evidence that the terror network that plotted and executed the Sept. 11 attacks is becoming “increasingly irrelevant.”
I don’t care what they call themselves this week, or the next, they are all evil and attempting to minimize the horror caused by the pigs is ludicrous!
Another talking point instructed American officials overseas to seek to universalize the commemorative day by noting: “We honor all victims of terrorism, in every nation…whether in New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast, Mumbai or Manila, or Lahore or London.”
No offense to anyone who lost loved ones through the actions of such animals, and we honor those hundreds of thousands of innocents who have been slaughtered in the name of a false god, but 9/11 is a day Americans will never forget, nor should we, while it’s not a day that has such an impact on those in foreign countries.
The Obama administration can kiss my red, white and blue hind end!
And I’m one tired shufflin’ ol’ broad! I actually made it 2 days instead of the 3 I was expecting. I think I was in a big hurry to get back to my Mr, cats, and my very own bed! But I sure am paying for those extra hours spent in the truck now. Well, a couple of pain killers, and maybe some ‘frozen’ Kayro, and I’ll be good as new! Hmmmm…. Maybe not!
The Unemployment Empty Promise
Sometime next week—we don’t quite know when—President Barack Obama is due to announce his latest jobs plan designed to lift America out of its unemployment doldrums. And though we also don’t know the exact details of the plan, there’s a pretty good chance it will include several key components we’ve heard before, one of which is the extension of unemployment benefits.
Much like the President’s other likely initiatives, this idea isn’t a new one, and the White House has made the argument before that unemployment benefits are the best thing since sliced bread when it comes to stimulating the economy. In a White House briefing earlier this month, press secretary Jay Carney explained the rationale:
[Extending unemployment benefits] is one of the most direct ways to infuse money into the economy because people who are unemployed and obviously aren’t earning a paycheck are going to spend the money that they get. They’re not going to save it; they’re going to spend it. And unemployment insurance, that money goes directly back into the economy dollar for dollar virtually.
So it is—and when it goes back in the economy, it means that everywhere that those people—everyplace that that money is spent has added business. And that creates growth and income for businesses that then lead them to making decisions about jobs—more hiring.