This morning in "As The World Turns… Around Barry," we see where the Governor of Arizona dared to write something about The Won that El Presidente did not like.
Ah Republican Jan Brewer learned the hard way why so few Democratic politicians greet President Obama when he travels to their state.
"There was not a word about the oil spill. He was concerned about looking bad because of the letter. "Careful," he said to me, "this is going to get bad for everyone."
English teachers graded the president's big speech on Wednesday:
Barack Obama's State of the Union speech scored at an eight-grade readability level, according to the University of Minnesota's Smart Politics blog. His three SOTUs all rank among the six lowest scoring ones ever, and are on average "more than two grades lower than the 10.7 grade average for the other 67 addresses written by his 12 predecessors."
Ratings were down again, this time by 12%. The White House fears cancelation of his annual shows come November.
"So while budgets are tight right now, there are schools across the country that are showing that it doesn't take a whole lot of money or resources to give our kids the nutrition they deserve. What it does take, however, is effort. What it does take is imagination. What it does take is a commitment to our children's futures.
"So today, I am asking parents and educators and food service workers across this country to embrace this effort on behalf of our children. Embrace it. Because we all know that we are some of the best role models for our kids. We are the first and best role models. And if kids are like mine, if I'm excited about something, they're excited about it — right? If we as adults embrace it, the kids will follow suit. They're looking to us to figure out how to make this happen. So if we get pumped up about this effort, get excited, get creative, the kids will follow suit and they will do it with vigor and vim, and they'll be out there out front in a way that we would never expect.
"So now, as I mentioned, I'm a little hungry. I understand that I get to hang out with the kids, have a little lunch. And it's turkey tacos! Sounds really good. So with that, I want to thank you all for being here, and we're going to have some lunch."
Sadly, Missus Obama is unaware of the risks of eating processed turkey meat. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes… oh my!
"First lady Michelle Obama comes to town tonight for a tete-a-tete with Palm Beachers at a private fund-raiser hosted by Howard and Michelle Kessler. The first lady will stop this morning in Tampa, where she will be joined by Bob Unanue, president of Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-own food company. Goya is a partner in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Mi Plato — "My Plate" — program, an initiative to encourage people to add fruits and vegetables to their plates."
Mi Plato. She will be safe from those deadly turkey tacos.
Finally, Dear Reader is saving the planet:
Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration's decision to reject TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit. With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department.
"Whatever people bring to us, we're ready to haul," Krista York-Woolley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett's Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said in an interview. If Keystone XL "doesn't happen, we're here to haul."
For a small donation, the president will save the planet for you, too.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
All trauma Obama
It sounds like everything is less than peachy in the Democratic party lately.