Uncommon Sense

politics and society are, unfortunately, much the same thing

Government program that failed so spectacularly and quickly is hailed as a success

CBS Sees ‘Runaway Success’ in Failing ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Program
July 31, 2009 by Kyle Drennen

Reporting on the Obama administration’s ‘Cash for Clunkers’ car buying program running out of money, CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes offered a mixed message: “‘Cash for Clunkers’ has been such a runaway success….The program is so popular…word spread it would be suspended…because of fears that sales would soon swallow up the $1 billion for rebates the government had set aside.”

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‘They May Not Know What’s Good For Them’
July 31, 2009 by Mark Finkelstein

Yet again, if you disagree with Democrats you don’t understand the situation.

The poor, benighted little people. They just don’t understand what a wonderful hopey-changey world Pres. Obama is offering them . . .

Andrea Mitchell has suggested that the problem Pres. Obama is facing in selling his health care plan to Americans who already have coverage is that people “may not know what’s good for them.”

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Roseanne Barr Dressed as Hitler Bakes Burnt ‘Jew Cookies’
July 30, 2009 by Noel Sheppard

Let’s see, Mel Gibson makes a movie about Christ’s crucifixion and he gets called an anti-Semite, but Roseanne Barr does this an not a peep about racism?

As NewsBusters has chronicled over the years, Roseanne Barr has a history of doing and saying some truly disgraceful things, but this one really takes the cake…or the cookie in this case.

Her most-recent tailspin into the gutter involved a photo shoot with Heeb magazine wherein she is seen wearing an Adolf Hitler moustache and swastika as she takes burnt gingerbread “Jew Cookies” out of an oven.

liberalism, left wing, extremism, racism, racist

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Pot, Meet Kettle: Chuck Todd, MSNBC Wants ‘Howard Beales’ Like Glenn Beck Fired
July 30, 2009 by Tim Graham

MSNBC’s First Read (with the name of NBC White House reporter Chuck Todd first on the joint byline) huffed and puffed on Wednesday that Glenn Beck should be fired by Fox News for suggesting President Obama is a racist. Todd & Co. lament that a “Howard Beale” like Beck would spoil the cable airwaves with these vile attacks on the president. “What’s most amazing about this episode is that what Beck said isn’t a fireable or even a SUSPENDABLE offense by his bosses.”

Left unaddressed: the Howard Beales who make a living with outrageous rants on MSNBC, starting with Keith Olbermann. Also left unaddressed: whether it’s a good idea for a network White House reporter to look so emotionally involved in defending the president he’s supposed to be covering.

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Organic food has no health benefits, study finds
July 29, 2009 by Valerie Elliott

So all this stuff about organic foods was propaganda. Next, we’ll be told government run health care is a bad idea.

Organic food gives no health benefits to consumers, according to research for the Food Standards Agency published today.

Shoppers pay more for organic fruit, vegetables, chicken, beef and milk but the food gives no nutritional enhancement to people’s diet.

The watchdog stopped short of advising consumers that buying organic produce was a waste of money but its message was clear: choosing to eat organic food will make no important difference to a person’s overall health. Eating a healthy balanced diet is the only important thing, the report concluded.

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Will Russia get Cuban oil?

Russia to drill for oil off Cuba
July 29, 2009 by by BBC News

Russia is to begin oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, after signing a deal with Cuba, says Cuban state media.

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Pelosi lashes out against insurance companies
July 30, 2009 by Richard Cowan

Right, it’s the fault of insurance companies. The government had nothing to do with it, I swear!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday ramped up her criticism of insurance companies, accusing them of unethical behavior and working to kill a plan to create a new government-run health plan.

“It’s almost immoral what they are doing,” Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. “Of course they’ve been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure,” she said, adding, “They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening.”

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Police: 28 killed in bombings near Baghdad mosques
July 31, 2009 by CHELSEA J. CARTER

BAGHDAD – Bombs exploded near five Shiite mosques in Baghdad, killing at least 28 people, in an apparent coordinated attack that targeted worshippers leaving Friday prayers, Iraqi police and hospital officials said.

The bombings shattered a period of relative calm in the Iraqi capital, raising to at least 303 Iraqis killed in what has been one of the least deadly months in Iraq for both Iraqi civilians and U.S. troops since the war began. Seven American troops have been killed — the lowest monthly total since the war started in March 2003, according to an AP tally.

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UN: Civilian deaths up 24 percent in Afghanistan
July 31, 2009 by BRADLEY S. KLAPPER

GENEVA – The United Nations said Friday the number of civilians killed in conflict in Afghanistan has jumped 24 percent so far this year, with bombings by insurgent and airstrikes by international forces the biggest single killers.

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Town halls gone wild
July 31, 2009 by ALEX ISENSTADT

Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.

On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.

“I had felt they would be pointless,” Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) told POLITICO, referring to his recent decision to suspend the events in his Long Island district. “There is no point in meeting with my constituents and [to] listen to them and have them listen to you if what is basically an unruly mob prevents you from having an intelligent conversation.”

Awe, the poor politicians. And this journalist seems to agree with them, and so the news story portrays the problem as being with unruly protesters, rather than a government gone wild.

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