Robin Obama

I felt somewhat (oh ok, really) proud of myself yesterday when I beat one of my favorite radio hosts to the punch in an analysis of the President’s most recent of many pitches for his so-called jobs bill. The specific observation? The President made the following “the rich are so selfish” point standing in front…

Stimulus: Reloaded

In a forum generally left for major events; that is, State of the Union addresses, declarations of war, etc., the President took the podium Thursday evening to pitch his jobs plan to the nation.  Rather, he took the podium this evening in front of a Joint Session of Congress to pitch his first major campaign…

Terrorism: Redefined?

For those individuals living in a cave on September 11th, 2001, I would like to introduce a few groups that the U.S. State Department deems as “foreign terrorist organizations.” I thought that by doing so, it might help people understand the true meaning of the word “terrorism. There are 48 on the foreign list: We’ll…

“I inherited….a AAA credit rating…”

For the first time in U.S. History, our financial standing in the world has been downgraded. Our credit rating was given the boot by Standard and Poor’s, (“S&P”) after repeated warnings of the possibility.  Our AAA credit rating, since its establishment in 1917, has endured World War I, the Great Depression, FDR’s big-spending presidency,  World…

The Great Debt Debate

As promised, an analysis of the outcome of the debt debate! Obama got his debt ceiling hike, and Republicans got their cuts….or did they? I want to put a few things in perspective before I start throwing the words billion and trillion around like confetti. Consider this: A million seconds ago, it was July 22,…

Social Securi……er…..Deception

Most extraordinary.  I found myself in a state of utter befuddlement as I took in the words exiting our Commander and Chief’s mouth during his address to the nation. While just as wrong, it is one thing for politicians to dance the verbal dance they always do (ie. to selectively skirt words, take Reagan quotes out of…