To reassure nervous Democrats, the president's campaign aides are traveling the country with PowerPoint presentations that spell out Mr. Obama's path to re-election.
Boy, that's reassuring. I was afraid it would be a flip chart.
"We're certainly living proof that only the good die young, aren't we, Dick, old chum, old pal!"
According to someone at the Oakridge Assembly of God, if a non-believer calls the Lord, He who is the Alpha and Omega of Ultimate Reality will not answer the phone--He used to let it just ring and ring but now it goes straight to voice mail. Yes, God's got caller ID and He loves it, and can't for the life of Him figure out why He didn't embrace it sooner. When asked why an omniscient deity needs Caller ID to learn the identify of a given (atheist or not) individual, He stormed out (and I do mean stormed out) of the interview and went to go darken counsel at an indeterminate location. Okay, He went to a bar*.
A brief bit of background about Oakridge: it is a small logging town that didn't have a backup plan for when the logging industry began to lag, and has an undesirable combination of low median income, high unemployment and difficulty with Windows programming to the tune of $420,000 missing from the city coffers. Perhaps God would tell the good people of Oakridge where the money is, if only a true believer would call Him!
Gollum Rick Scott of Florida is indicating that he will reject any money made available to his state if the president's jobs plan is passed.
Florida has a 10.7 percent unemployment rate that is higher than the national average. But Scott and GOP legislative leaders said the plan outlined by President Barack Obama was too similar to the nearly $800 billion stimulus package that was approved by Congress back in 2009.
"It sounds like President Obama still doesn't get it," House Speaker Dean Cannon said Friday. "The answer to the current economic problems is not spending more money."[...]
A state-by-state breakdown of the president's plan shows that Florida could stand to receive more than $7.5 billion for schools, roads and other projects. The White House estimates that the funds under the plan would support more than 60,000 jobs in Florida, including those held by teachers, cops and firefighters.
I would hardly consider this a shock, coming from the man who went to court with his own party to reject $2.4 billion in federal funds set aside for high-speed rail projects in Florida.
But I digress. If the president's plan is so similar to the 2009 stimulus, why reject it? Florida benefited greatly from the stimulus package.
Much like Rick Perry's Texas, federal stimulus money was included in Florida's state budget as of this year. A budget signed into law by Governor Rick Scott.
$11 billion was afforded to the state of Florida under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but $4.6 billion remains unspent. $700 million of the still unspent funds are for President Obama's "Race to the Top" education initiative.
General life-reject and self-described ongoing abortion Alan Keyes has discovered, GAH, that the old people who frequent cruise ships are "pretty much stuck there," once they are on the boat. You don't say! What a perfect opportunity for Alan Keyes to ambush a prisoner audience with his best Liza Minelli numbers while, uh, wingnut comedian lady Victoria Jackson bangs out the piano tune, with some kind of crumpled jizz rag on her head! What is this, some kind of CIA "Gitmo for olds" test program to control Social Security costs? READ MORE »###
Yesterday, in a 53-33 vote, Senate Republicans successfully blocked a $7 billion disaster relief package for victims of recent climate disasters. Needing 60 votes to consider the bill that would also replenish FEMA's disaster fund, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid slammed Republicans for "playing around the edges of what really needs to be done."
Despite the "widespread belief" that outsourcing work to contractors saves the government money, a new study finds that contractors charged the federal government more than twice the amount it pays federal workers to do the comparable jobs, on average. In 33 out of 35 occupations, contracting cost more than it would have cost for government employees to perform comparable services, the Project on Government Oversight study found.
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