The truth: Obama is doing a few things right. I know it’s unusual to hear a conservative say those words, however we should be hearing this far more often from conservatives.Ă‚Â I know some of my conservative readers may be surprised to hear this from me, especially given the criticism he usually gets at GeekPolitics, but this is only because they don’t realize how many of Bush’s policies Obama approves of, has claimed as his own, and will be enacting during his presidency.Ă‚Â Let’s start this article with a clip covering Obama’s inauguration day speech from America’s top news source - The Daily Show.
So I found this fun little online game thanks to Pure Common Sense. All you have to do is type in the last name of each President or each Vice President depending on how much of a nerd you are. I am pretty sure I qualify, as I am in both the 27.91% of people who can name every president and the whopping 0.9% who know every vice president. Try it for yourself and see if you can beat my times. Good Luck and have fun!
P.S. I know, I really need to get a life. What can I say, I really like politics and history.
Time magazine has an article up discussing the need for a potential bailout of the media industry. What have we come to? If this nonsense keeps up we’ll all be working for Uncle Sam soon, so we should start stocking up on red white and blue material now so we can make the uniforms we’ll be wearing while we serve our new Federal Government Overlords. I’m going to start sewing - I’m a big guy and my government uniform is gonna take awhile. You should read the article from Time Magazine so that you can fully appreciate what America is sinking into.
One of the oldest newspaper chains, Journal Register, went bankrupt late last week. It had too much debt and too little operating income. The daily newspapers in Philadelphia have also filed for Chapter 11. There have been rumors, almost certainly untrue, that The New York Times (NYT) will run low on funds to pay its debt. In the case of The Times it has valuable assets to sell, but its situation deteriorates each quarter. By most estimates, its second largest property, The Boston Globe, loses $1 million a week.
I got a few responses from folks in regards to my Assault Weapons Ban post pointing out that the ban expired and is no longer in effect. While that is true, the point of that article was that a new ban is coming, the new White House website even says as much. The folks over at SayUncle point out that Capitol Hill is talking:
Despite the new administrationĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s insistence that jobs and the economy will be the top priority beginning January 20, insiders say payback to the NRA and other pro-Second Amendment groups is high on the agenda. Democratic advisors say the Republican party is Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“disorganized, disheartened, and dissolvingĂ˘â‚¬Âť and itĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s a good time for the incoming administration to take them on in a core issue - the assault weapons ban is one of three topics theyĂ˘â‚¬â„˘re evaluating.
It’s hard some times for policy makers to admit when a program has failed, but now is that time. Reading Derek’s post on legalizing marijuana as a way to solve the budget crisis convinced me to look up the ‘War on Drugs’. One look at the statistics for drug use in America and this failure should become immediately obvious. The War On Drugs has been a failure because it has failed to reduce drug use in America, has created a large vibrant criminal industry, costs the tax payers far more than ever imagined, and most of the ‘criminals’ we’ve caught are guilty of nothing more than Marijuana use.