The Washington Times is preparing a digital get-well card for former President George H.W. Bush, celebrating the many highlights in his career. The former president remains in guarded condition in the intensive-care unit at Houston’s Methodist Hospital. Well-wishers are encouraged to send their favorite memories and comments to Maria Stainer, editor of the Continuous News Desk, at: email@example.com.–Dear Mr. President, I have heard personal accounts of your heroic actions in WWII. I admire you for your actions and feel grateful that America has men like you to defend our country.
Dad was Reagan´s VP for eight years - - and not for a minute did he understand what Reagan was doing. Dad was so clueless that he thought Dick Darman was a genius - - and he threw away his presidency because of that.
And Junior thought Hank Paulson was a genius - - not for a moment realizing that Paulson was only out to protect his own fortune and those of his Wall Street buddies.
The Bushes could have continued and built on the Reagan Revolution - - but neither of them understood it - - and now we´re all imperiled by a communist regime.
I don´t wish G.H.W.any ill will, but I´d rather send get well wishes to the nation he helped speed along towards its ruin.
To be sure, virtually all the presidents after Eisenhower have had some hand in that ruin, Johnson and Nixon more than Reagan. And some of the most destructive predated Ike, like Wilson and FDR.
Few of this grisly crew had any REAL regard for the Constitution they all swore to uphold, and have been succeeded by the current president who holds the Constitution in open contempt. Get better indeed!
Thank you for agreeing to Regionalize America by the year 2050 so that we lose representation. Thank you for the New World Order. Thank you for the RIO conference planning to grind down the middle class into non existence. Thank you for establishing the groundwork for NAFTA and all the millions of destroyed laborers so that corporate globalists would thrive.
Poster number two, you are truly a well meaning albeit stunningly low information American. Patriot? And his father Prescott? The Bushes are as patriotic as the Patriot Act. Amazing fantasy and wishful thinking on your part. Obama is not doing anything that they wouldn´t do.
NEW YORK, October 30, 2013 — Today the wrong person is in the Congressional dock taking flack for yet another scandal. If this were a Republican-led Executive Branch, Valerie Jarrett would suffer mortal wounds to her political career for her apparent involvement in the abysmal failure to launch Obamacare, and so many other unsolved mysteries. Instead, automaton Kathleen Sebelius slings bureaucratese at us, deflecting attention from a fearsome reality that definitely bites. Like other false constructs (“shovel-ready jobs” and “leading from behind”), the mythic promise of Obamacare stands revealed now upon a foundation of lies. It turns out that regulations
Brian Shaffer lives in Maryland. He is one of hundreds of thousands who has lost insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. But when Shaffer tried to buy replacement insurance on the Maryland exchange he got a surprise, one which he described as "sheer stupidity." "I went to the Maryland Exchange, filled out the application, and at the end it told me I wasn´t eligible because I was not a U.S. citizen" Shaffer told WJLA-TV. Shaffer says he sent in his drivers license and birth certificate to the exchange by fax not once but twice. And still he has not
Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post does a nice job explaining why the President´s oft-made claim "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan" is not remotely true and why the administration´s current excuses are not believable. Kessler points out that even back in 2009 the GOP and the Associated Press argued that the President could not possibly keep the promise he had made about people holding on to insurance plans they liked. Nevertheless, the President ignored his critics and kept making the same simplistic promise over and over. Now that hundreds of thousands of cancellation notices have
NEW YORK- The New York City Council voted to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21, the highest in the country, in hopes of reducing smoking among the city´s young adults. The council voted 35 to 10 on Wednesday to raise the age requirement from 18. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an anti-smoking crusader, was expected to sign the bill, which would become law 180 days later. Some 19,000 high school students under 18 currently smoke in the city and 80 percent of smokers start before age 21, according to the city´s health department. Youth smoking rates have hovered around
During Wednesday´s congressional testimony, a heated exchange occurred between Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over one of the still-unexploded controversies in the ObamaCare law: the fact that ObamaCare´s so-called "robust" coverage is in reality your government forcing you to pay for coverage that includes expensive services millions will never need. Ellmers called Sebelius out specifically for forcing men to buy maternity coverage. [Video] Ellmers: You also brought up the issue that when you were in Kansas [as health Commissioner and governor] that you fought against discriminatory issues… As far as [ObamaCare´s] essential health
Vice President Joe Biden apologized Wednesday for the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, calling the technical issues plaguing the website "inexcusable." "We apologize for that," Biden said during an interview with HLN. The vice president said President Obama "tried to get online" to check out the website glitches, but said he personally had not because "it was clear that I wasn´t getting online." He also depicted the president as diligent in the weeks leading up to the debut of the website. "We were under the impression that it was ready to go," Biden said. We had the president to his credit almost seven
Washington — The nearly $3 billion “Cash for Clunkers” program approved by Congress in 2009 did little to boost the environment and created few jobs, a new study released Wednesday found. A Brookings Institution study found the $2.85 billion program “provided a short-term boost in vehicle sales, which were pulled forward from sales that would have occurred in subsequent months. There was a small increase in employment but the implied cost per job created ($1.4 million) was far higher than other fiscal stimulus programs.” The study — from researchers Ted Gayer and Emily Parker — said the “Car Allowance Rebate
A majority of Americans – 52 percent – believe the health care law needs either a major overhaul or to be completely eliminated, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds. Forty-four percent think it either needs minor modifications or that it’s working well as is. The Obama administration maintains that the health insurance exchange website can be fixed, but acknowledges major problems. “In these early weeks, access to Healthcare.gov has been a miserably frustrating experience for way too many Americans,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday in testimony on Capitol Hill. Read the full poll here
The Herald will be live blogging President Obama´s visit to Boston today -- including the latest traffic reports and his Faneuil Hall address -- as the city hosts both POTUS and Game 6 of the World Series. The speech on the botched roll-out of the Affordable Care Act is now over and the president is moving next to a fundraiser in Weston (see that story here.) TRAFFIC ALERT: The Mass Pike westbound out of the city was at a standstill, the Herald´s Margery Eagan reports. The latest pool report confirms it: "Dream evening commute for POTUS on a cleared westbound
President Obama showcased his ‘consumer friendly’ HealthCare.gov website in a 2010 tutorial titled ‘Not Your Ordinary Website Demo.’ Placing power back into the hands of Americans is one of the President´s primary goals, according to the three-year-old White House post. The video kicks-off with Obama being his usual relational self: “Now I have pretty good health care these days, but let’s roll back the clock to when Michelle and I were just getting started in Chicago...” Excellent, Mr. President. Because, as you repeatedly promised, “if you like your plan, you can keep it!” [3-minute Video] “It’s not every day that the
There are more subway rats in the Bronx - or maybe they´re just bolder up there, according to a survey released Wednesday. The Straphangers Campaign last summer surveyed every platform in the system to assess quality-of-life conditions like lighting, graffiti, exposed wiring - and the prevalence of rodents. The scavenging critters were spotted at 21% of the underground platforms in the Bronx, compared to 15% in Brooklyn, 13% in Queens and 10% in Manhattan. Bronx riders said rats sightings are common on the tracks where litterbugs throw their trash. "There are a lot of them and they are big," "
A new list out Tuesday reveals that America’s wealth isn’t just for the coastal elite by showing just how rich each state’s most monied top dog really is. From Hawaii, where real estate mogul Jay Shidler reigns supreme to Maine, where L.L. Bean chairman Leon Gorman looks out onto his outerwear empire, these are the richest in each. And while the ten richest, topped again by Washington’s Bill Gates and his $70.8 billion, haven’t changed since last year, their wealth certainly has. Scroll down for full list...Despite a sluggish economy, these elite among the elite are making even more this
From Florida to California, consumers are getting notices their health plans are cancelled. They were promised they could keep their plan if they liked it. That was a lie. They’ve been duped and dropped. The liar is none other than the President of the United States. On June 15, 2009, President Obama told a town hall meeting that “No matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise…. if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
President Barack Obama is facing fresh attacks for his pledge that Americans who like their current healthcare plans can keep them under Obamacare, as reports pile up of thousands of Americans facing cancellation notices. Accusations that the pledge was misleading are potentially a deeper threat to Obama than the website glitches that have plagued Healthcare.gov since its October 1 launch and allowed only a trickle of people to sign up on new federal insurance exchanges. Obama has downplayed the problems with the website, saying it´s like a cash register not working, and has stressed that the underlying product of the
Food stamp recipients face a massive benefit cut set to kick in when stimulus funds expire Friday. The nationwide cut “is equivalent to about 16 meals a month for a family of three,” according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis using the USDA’s “Thrifty Food Plan.” CBPP called the roughly $5 billion annual cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program “unprecedented” in “depth and breadth.” “If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank..
Meghan McCain said she’s already defied the odds by not disappearing from the public stage after her father’s failed 2008 presidential campaign, and that part of the reason is some regard her as the new face of the Republican Party. “People project onto me what they want me to be,” said Ms. McCain, the daughter of Arizona Sen. John McCain, in Politico. “If they want me to be this spoiled, crass senator’s daughter, then they will create that and say that to be on Twitter and write articles on me.” Others, meanwhile, “think I’m the second coming of the new
"There´s a mental health problem in Congress," says actor and liberal activist Sean Penn. The president could solve the problem "by committing them by executive order," Penn told CNN´s Piers Morgan Monday night. Asked if Penn would have "people like Ted Cruz" committed, Penn said, "He is my American brother. I won´t -- I think we should take care of him, he is in, he´s the trouble." "Well, actually have him committed," Morgan followed up. "Yeah, I think it´s a good idea," Penn said. Penn, in a rambling way, also identified a "lack of education" as a "huge problem that we´re dealing with
It was a spasm of violence that stunned residents: some 200 black youths raising hell - what police called a full-blown riot - in Austin, Texas. Angry black youths inexplicably converged by the Highland Mall, near an iconic haunted house attraction, and walked atop parked cars, fought among themselves, and hurled rocks at some 30 arriving police officers.(snip)In their reporting on the riot, Austin´s media outlets followed a widely accepted rule of mainstream journalism today: they failed to mention that the rioters were black. Yet many Austin residents surmised as much -- and their suspicions were confirmed when mug shots were
In sad news from the land of McCain, “Raising McCain” host and McCain family scion Meghan McCain said in an interview with ABC and Yahoo News that her father, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), was “frustrated” and “depressed” by the Tea Party. Meghan termed the Tea Party the “hyper-conservative wing.” She said, “We’re both frustrated with the idea that only the hyper-conservative wing of the party is going to represent the masses.” The last time dad was this depressed, Meghan reported, was after he lost the presidency to then-Senator Barack Obama. Meghan said, “He is so depressed. He is so downtrodden. The way
On Monday, NBC News reported that President Obama’s administration knew for three years that Americans would lose their current insurance under Obamacare. The story quickly became the lead at the Drudge Report, making it the hottest political story on the Internet immediately. For several hours, there was no problem. Then, late at night, the story was pulled, the link was changed thereby breaking the Drudge link, and stealth edits were made to the piece. In particular, one key paragraph met the cutting room floor: None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that
It’s just one tweet, but the sheer mendacity requires its own post. With the media finally in “now it can be told” mode since Obamacare passed and President Obama was reelected, pretty much everyone is admitting what all of us knew four years ago— that no, not everyone would be able to keep their plans if they liked their plans. And, yes, the Obama administration knew it just as sure as its critics did. It was a lie and an obvious one, but the administration, much of the media, and Obamacare supporters happily acted as if it were true and happily
Ronan Farrow is already in MSNBC mid-season form. Farrow, the son of actress Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, is set to debut his own MSNBC talk show early next year. His latest political comments, though, find him boosting the image of the Clintons in a way that even the far-left network might not embrace. They´re nimble politicians. Also I think that they represent a style of honesty that the public craves right now. And that´s reflected in the numbers. I think people are tired of the old school politicking, and when a politician comes out and says, “Actually, I changed my
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is telling a Senate panel Tuesday that states must clarify their "stand your ground" self-defense laws. The laws, adopted in some form by at least 22 states, generally cancel a person´s duty to retreat in the face of a serious physical threat. But the 2012 shooting of Fulton´s unarmed son, Trayvon Martin, 17, and the acquittal of George Zimmerman this year provided evidence that "stand your ground" laws can be confusing and applied inconsistently, she said. "By being unclear in when and how it is applied, stand your ground in its current form is far
Conservatives are expressing shock and outrage that the Obama administration knew that many people in the individual insurance market would not be able to keep their plans once the Affordable Care Act took effect. Such shock is not surprising; overblown outrage is the stock and trade of conservative politics these days. But here´s what conservatives won´t tell you, lest it undermine their theatrics: Many insurance plans are shutting down because they don´t meet the higher bar of quality benefits required under Obamacare, and of those people who lose access to their plans, many will pay less and all will have better