Why Martin Crutsinger Must Be Assassinated
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Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled more than expected to a record low in May as the boost from a popular tax credit faded, according to a government report on Wednesday that added to worries of a slowing economic recovery.Who could have ever expected that as soon as you stop paying people to buy houses, the number of houses purchased would fall to the lowest level since economists started measuring home sales in 1963*? Of course, even the Keynesian clowns who promote such foolish ideas knew the number would drop - what "more than expected" means is that they misunderstood the true impact of their own acts. They also misunderstood the housing numbers of the past two months, which - in making the small rises they did - confirmed their nigh-unshakable belief in a housing recovery.
The Obama administration’s latest anti-BP volley is a call on the oil giant to pay up big time — not just for economic damages from the Gulf spill but also for lost wages of workers idled by the president’s drilling moratorium...
Responding to critics who say his response to the spill should be more engaged and forceful, Obama said: "I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf."This is truly an historic administration. The first president to say "ass" on TV***. After nearly two months of criticism of how aloof Obama has been, we're supposed to now believe that he's really so angry that he's willing to verbally go where no president has gone before? How cynically and transparently condescending. Even for him.
"And I don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar; we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick**," he added.
The grande dame of the Washington press corps put her foot in her mouth with an answer at the White House last week, suggesting Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go back home to Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else."Am I the only person who thinks "suggesting" might not be the most accurate word for what she said?
"One time, go off!" director Spike Lee urged on CNN's "AC 360°." "If there's any one time to go off, this is it, because this is a disaster."There is a world of difference between a presidential campaign - which is run on money, caffiene, and emotion - and an engineering problem. There are enough engineer types here that I shan't condescend to explain the difference, which is so substantial that only journalists and liberals fail to see it. But I do think it's enlightening or at least worth mocking that "people" are "frustrated" that Obama hasn't yet doled out such a big slug of Hopenchange that BPs engineers couldn't help but plug that well. All problems are solvable, so long as somebody is standing behind you screaming, right?
Lee's sentiment echoes the frustration of people who want to see Obama get loud, take charge and inspire them like he did during his presidential run.
"The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude and perseverance."
-- Samuel Adams