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A new report shows that more than 35% of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies. Sure… THOSE guys never lose their email hard drives.
The IMF is urging countries to impose higher energy taxes to fight global warming. It’s more efficient. Get to fight against global warming and prosperity both at the same time.
A new report shows that President Obama’s downsizing of the armed forces leaves America too weak to deal with today’s global threats. In response, President Obama vowed to rebuild America’s stockpile of strongly-worded letters.
During an interview with The Economist, President Obama said “I would take the complaints of the corporate community with a grain of salt”. And then Michelle would ban the grain of salt for being unhealthy.
Radical Islamic insurgents in Iraq have seized control of Iraq’s biggest dam. The second-biggest one is coming from US veterans of the Iraq war.
— Fred Thompson
Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed a thousand illegal kids who were transferred from the Texas border to Chicago. What an Odyssey. The children were fleeing revolution, drug wars and random shootings, and that was just from the Chicago bus station to the mayor’s reception.
President Obama hosts the first African Leaders Summit at the White House Wednesday with leaders of fifty African nations in attendance. There’s great anticipation over tonight’s banquet. The guest who brings President Obama’s original birth certificate gets a special prize.
President Obama vowed to act alone on illegal immigration if Congress refuses to pass a reform bill. For hundreds of miles the U.S. border is guarded by video cameras and electronic sensors. So Congress spent two billion dollars to give us the same security they have at The Gap.
Bill Clinton was heard Friday on a tape recorded the day before the World Trade Center attack saying he could’ve killed bin Laden with a cruise missile in 2000 but too many civilians were near. His presidency was one rollicking ride. The mention of Bill Clinton recalls the good old days for comedians, when two hours wasn’t a cease-fire, it was the gap between sex scandals.
President Obama hosted a banquet at the White House for fifty African nation leaders on Wednesday. They are well aware of the challenges he faces at home. President Obama’s job approval rating is so low that people in Kenya now claim that he was born in the United States.
John Kerry was ripped for bringing Israel’s enemies Qatar and Turkey into the cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas. It’s hard to understand why Israel is suspicious. Hamas is calling for death to all Jews and John Kerry’s just trying to get the Israelis to meet them halfway.
President Obama made great progress at the African Leaders Summit Wednesday. The leaders met together and discussed the importance of representative government, the rule of law, and secure borders. After much debate, President Obama agreed to try things their way.
— Argus Hamilton
Of course, we’re not the only ones celebrating. President Obama turned 53 years old today. Obama blew out his candles and made a wish. But when he opened his eyes, he was still president.
A new poll found that President Obama’s approval rating has hit a new low of just 40 percent. Or as Obama put it, “60 under par!”
— Jimmy Fallon
President Obama’s approval rating is now at an all-time low. It’s so bad that last night he gave his daughter Sasha a ride to a friend’s house and she asked him to drop her off two blocks away.
— Seth Meyers
It is our president’s birthday. It’s also the birthday of NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon. Jeff Gordon and President Obama are very different, of course. One’s a guy who spent his whole life turning left and is hated by NASCAR fans. And the other one? Jeff Gordon.
– Craig Ferguson