January 25, 2011

'Date Night' at the State of the Union

For tonight's State of the Union address, some Congressmen have said they would 'cross the aisle'  to show bi-partisanship, a move reputedly proposed by Mark Udall (D/CO).

I find it interesting that a particular political party is suddenly so interested in promoting a show of congressional cooperation (after two years of in-your-face non-cooperation).  

A different take on tonight's festivities has been put forth by the Opinionated Fool. He believes that with traditionally separate seating at State of the Union addresses, one can easily see party reaction to the POTUS' statements. But with a Date Night, when the Democrat / current POTUS makes a progressive statement, it will now appear to have a larger show of support.

Republicans just can't seem to see it coming.

January 20, 2011

Sign of the Times

Astronomer Parke Kunkle recently told the Star-Tribune  of Minnesota  that due to an "Earth wobble" created by the moon's gravitational pull, the age-old constellations corresponding to a person's birthday may be off by about a month ...  and astrologers are neglecting a 13th constellation, Ophiuchus (Ooh-FEE-yew-kus) "the Serpent Bearer", for those born from Nov. 30 to Dec. 17.

This is also known as "Serpentarius" ... which would make one a "Serpentariun"?

So the NEW zodiac would look like this:

 Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16. Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11. Pisces: March 11-April 18. Aries: April 18-May 13. Taurus: May 13-June 21. Gemini: June 21-July 20. Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10. Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16. Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30. Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23. Scorpio: Nov. 23-29. Ophiuchus:* Nov. 29-Dec. 17. Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

Well, until I can find out more about Ophiuchus/Serpentarius, I will maintain my Sagittarian affiliation, Earth wobble be damned.

NObama's 2010 Numbers

According to Mark Knoller:  The Political Hotsheet
America's inept and incompetent POTUS at work "Present":

Speeches, statements and remarks: 491
-Since taking office: 883

News conferences and press availabilities: 27
-Formal, solo White House Press Conferences: 6
-Since taking office: 69 total, 11 WH.

Town hall meetings: 17
-Since taking office: 40
-Backyard chats: 7

Domestic trips: 65 spanning 104 days
-Since taking office: 111 spanning 176 days

States visited for the first time: 9
-Since taking office: 38

Vacation trips: 6 (all or part of 32 days)
-Since taking office: 10 spanning 58 days

Foreign trips: 6 trips to 8 countries spanning 22 days.
-Since taking office: 16 trips to 25 countries spanning 70 days.

Flights on Air Force One: 172
-Since taking office: 328

Flights on Marine One: 196
-Since taking office: 386

Unemployment Rates:
-January 8 2010: 10 percent.
-December 3, 2010: 9.8 percent.

National Debt in 2010: Up $1.56-trillion
-January 1, 2010: $12.311-trillion
-December 28, 2010: $13.871-trillion

Bills signed in 2010: 203.
-Since taking office: 329.

Cabinet meetings: 6
-Since taking office: 12

Visits to Camp David:
-In 2010: 4 visits, 8 days.
-Since taking office: 15 visits: 35 days.

-Golf: 29 rounds in 2010
-Since taking office: 57 rounds.
-Basketball: 20 basketball outings.
-Since taking office: 28

Interviews: 107 in 2010
-Since taking office: 254

Meetings with foreign leaders: In 2010, President Obama had face-to-face meetings with 61 foreign leaders, 30 for the first time.

Days of no appearances: 24
-Since taking office: 45

Presidential pardons: 9
-President Obama granted the first and only pardons of his presidency on Dec 3, 2010.

I personally find it interesting and disturbing that this guy has had more basketball outings than Cabinet meetings.

January 05, 2011

Nancy Pelosi: Loser

Yes, indeed.

Ms. Pelosi has lost the Speakership of the House and now, apparently, her mind.

In a 'farewell' speech, Ms. Pelosi actually said, "Deficent reduction has been a priority for us."

Really? The current deficit is over $1,000,000,000,000 - that's one trillion -  and counting.

Some priority.

But wait. It gets better.

Ms. Pelosi declared that "Pay as you go" had been their mantra and "That will change".

Is she _insert whatever politically correct word you want to use to describe someone as "batshit crazy"_?

No. But she thinks we are and no doubt some people will believe her incredible bullshit.