Thursday, January 22, 2009

Turning It Around

I'll tell you what, here's a headline I have been looking forward to: Obama Starts Reversing Bush Policies


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea- not anon
Obama closes Gitmo and overturned the Global gag rule and appoints envoys to the Middle East and Afghanistan! Change is coming every day to America.

January 23, 2009 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Derrick said...

I agree, Andrea; change is happening everyday.

As most people on this blog know I am in southern Mexico for the academic year teaching at a university and have been warmly received by most people, but there are many who wanted nothing to do with me simply because I am from the USA and Bush was our president. Now, just walking to work, people stop me and give me a "thumbs-up". When people ask me where I am from I simply say, "Obamalandia" (Obama Land, en español).

Yes, change is coming everyday to not only the USA, but also the ideas other countries have of the USA. I think we are all happy we are saving the environment by planting a bush back in Texas.

Keep up the damage control, Obama!

¡Qué tengan un buen fin de semana!

January 23, 2009 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am in southern Mexico for the academic year teaching at a university and have been warmly received by most people, but there are many who wanted nothing to do with me simply because I am from the USA and Bush was our president. Now, just walking to work, people stop me and give me a "thumbs-up"."

I'm so happy, I could dance a jig!

We've now won over the remaining doubters in Southern Mexico!


Let's get this straight, Derrick.

Most people in Southern Mexico were warm to Americans but many (a minority, less than 50%, since everyone less "most" equals not most people) want nothing to do with you because you were so closely associated with George Bush but, now that Obama's president, this minority realizes they misjudged you.

Gee, I guess that makes it all worth it. I mean, risking our future on a guy with no executive experience and less than a full term in the Senate. This is the guy deciding how to spend a trillion dollars on "stimulus".

btw, maybe you're hanging out with the politically correct academic crowd and gay nightclubbers too much.

btw, did you guys see that New York's new Senator is a Democratic version of Sarah Palin?

Dems are nervous about 2012.

January 23, 2009 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

btw, did you guys see that New York's new Senator is a Democratic version of Sarah Palin?

Those who'd like to learn actual facts about the woman appointed to take Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, will find her views on various issues here.

And if you want to see how different Gillebrands's views are from Palin's, click here.

Some of the biggest differences between these women that get discussed on this blog include same-sex marriage, outlawing job discrimination based on sexual orientation, and embryonic stem cell research. Congresswoman Gillebrand supports all of these things while Governor Palin supports none.

Another difference between these women is that I'm pretty sure Kirsten, who is a magna cum laude college graduate who went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree and become a lawyer, can name the newspapers she reads.

And here's another difference between them. Today the Senate approved the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, AKA the Paycheck Fairness Act, which the House approved earlier this month. Palin does not support this legislation, while Congresswoman Gillebrand was a co-sponsor of the House bill.

Dems are nervous about 2012.

The GOP is so desperate for a victory this year that they had Rudy Guiliani send an email plea today seeking donations to help the GOP fight Al Franken's victory in Minnesota.

January 23, 2009 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"can name the newspapers she reads"

Do you read any newspapers, BEA?

January 24, 2009 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I didn't say her views were identical to Palin, I said she's a Democratic version of Palin

remember, if she keeps the seat, the new Senator will in 2012 have as much experience as Obama had this time out and will qualify to run for president when we've all realized that Obama is a hollow shell without substance and Palin is surging in the polls

Democrats will need their version of the average woman who plays with guns

Hillary is not going to be someone a lot of people identify with at that point plus, like Condoleeza, she's going to be associated with a disastrous foreign policy

Did you see that Obama committed his first act of war yesterday, attacking targets inside Pakistan?

wonder if Pakistanis still love him..

January 24, 2009 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon-deluxe said:

"Do you read any newspapers, BEA?"

BEA said:

"I read many more news sources than those two every day, and I do not limit myself to the opinion pages. Whenever possible, I follow or find links back to original sources and form my own opinions."

Don't laugh now, folks, but this is the same response Sarah Palin gave and which BEA was mocking. BEA won't say with any specificity which papers she reads every day.

OK, go ahead and laugh now!

January 24, 2009 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm pretty sure Kirsten, who is a magna cum laude college graduate who went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree and become a lawyer, can name the newspapers she reads."

I'm sure she can but it looks like BEA may have some trouble doing so.

January 24, 2009 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

Oh brother! You are not very deluxe, Anon. You are so desperate to make a point that you are not too ashamed to take something I said on another thread **out of context** and post it here as if I wrote those words as a response to a question about what I read every day. Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth. My statements you quoted above about what I read everyday were in response to a comment on the "Metro did good, but..." thread above, where an unadorned Anon stated:

Read the Journal every day. It's possible even you could learn something. I read all the opinion pieces in the Post and the Journal every day.

I stated I read more than just opinion pages from two news sources and then went on to link to and discuss Rove's Magical *Legacy* Tour piece in the WSJ yesterday, which I obviously read.

In response to your question, I read many news sources, not just newspapers. They include the Washington Post, New York Times, Salon, AOL News,,, network news (ABC, CBS, NBC) websites, Washington Times, Wall Street Journal, and many others you can easily find by searching the many comments with links to news sources I have placed over the years on this blog.

Since you childishly refuse to use even a single nom de plume here, nobody has any idea what sources you use regularly, other than that CitizensLink spin crap you like to post, unattributed so much.

So you got the fact that there was no question put to me wrong and you got Palin's answer wrong too. What I said and she said were not the same response.

Here's the CBS News transcript of Couric's simple direct question and follow-ups and Palin's flustered non-responses.

Couric: And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?

Palin: I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.

Couric: What, specifically?

Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.

Couric: Can you name a few?

Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where it's kind of suggested, "Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?" Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.

January 24, 2009 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea- not anon
Anon anon is right- we are nervous about 2012. I mean ,how can we plan an even better inaugural than this one for PRESIDENT OBAMA's second term? Wait, let me type that again- PRESIDENT OBAMA!

January 24, 2009 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you could start by not having James Taylor sing "shower me people" at the Lincoln Memorial

then, you could broadcast Yo-Yo Ma playing instead of playing a recording

oh, and you could try to fill up the stands in front of the White House to at least 50% for the inaugural parade

you could enroll Diane Feinstein is a public speaking course

and you could let all the people out of the tunnel

and you could get someone to give the bendiction without throwing in racially divisive comments

and you could get Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton on speaking terms again

and you could swear in Sarah Palin as our first female president

January 24, 2009 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Bitter is hard to be, isn't it, Anon?

January 25, 2009 6:57 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

Obama is a hollow shell without substance

Anon is bitter and in the minority. The first Gallup poll since Obama was sworn in has found Two-thirds approve of Obama's job

January 25, 2009 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

The Washington Independent reports:

"With approval ratings in the 30s, GOP lawmakers hope to align themselves with the popular Obama administration, while criticizing the work of the Democratic Congress."

"Republicans are attempting to link themselves to the popular Obama administration while criticizing the work of the Democratic Congress. The goal is to oppose Democratic policy without being seen as opposing or obstructing the president, a posture that, they hope, will put them in better position to win back voters if the Democrats’ popularity falters.

...Republican sources did not label the strategy “triangulation,” as a report in Roll Call did yesterday. But they did not deny that the portrayal of Obama as a working partner and the congressional Democrats as obstinate partisans was a reflection of the popularity of the two branches. The new president boasts approval ratings north of 70 percent; the Congress is mired in the 30s.

...“We should not treat Obama, Reid, and Pelosi, the way that the Bush administration treated Iran-’You’re a bad person and we don’t want to talk to you,’” said Norquist. “We engage the Democrats by being cheerful and pleasant and open to conversation. They say they want 10 ideas? OK, here are 10 ideas. The next time they say they want 10 ideas, we say that they asked before, and, just for the record, they rejected our ideas. When you get to May, who’s the obstructionist and who’s the collaborator?”

...If any conservative activists have quibbles with the Republican strategy, of presenting their ideas as collaborative efforts with the president, they have kept quiet.""

Except Anon, who apparently was not sent the memo.

January 25, 2009 9:36 AM  

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