Newt Gingrich has nine lives.
We can laugh at his candidacy all we want too, but the joke may end up being on us. No one predicted Gingrich, with all of his baggage had any shot at winning the Republican Presidential Nomination.
The U.N. is said to be contemplating delaying the vote on the application for Palestinian statehood - http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-un-palestinians-20110921,0,4194458.story - at the same time, former NYC Mayor Edward Koch is praising President Obama for his premptive vote denying them statehood.
Democrat David Weprin had stayed away from embracing President Obama, but Republican Bob Turner effectively tied Obama around Weprin’s neck, and it worked.
We now know at this point President Obama will not have political coattails, and could drag down democrats in next years national and state races.
Mr. 3000/Derek Jeter
Congrat's to Yankees Captain Derek Jeter for his historic 3,000th hit.
There’s a lesson for all of us in Jeter’s success. One of perseverance and determination.
President Obama will visit Ground Zero in lower Manhattan Thursday to meet with the families of people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The national security team in the Situation Room
Poor Mayor Mike
The mayor is going through major third term blues. Can you say Cathie Black. Now Black is only making matters worse as she didn’t just go away quietly. On the way out as School Chancellor, Black, after just 96 days on the job, raised the sexism card.
If you don’t believe Al Sharpton is emerging as “the president” of black America, just look at who’s speaking Wednesday at his annual National Action Network conference: President Barack Obama.
Timing is important. The nation’s first black president has largely finessed the topic of race. But Obama is now facing growing criticism from some African-American leaders that he lacks a “black agenda.”
The Roses of FDR and Obama
By Michael Boyajian
The Poughkeepsie Journal recently reported that scores of people braved a frigid cold winter day to attend a graveside ceremony commemorating FDR’s 128th birthday. This was a testament to the enduring legacy of one America’s greatest presidents.
The Obama Administration has been smoothing a new message as of late that they are simply trying to make all of our pain go away. Not everyone believes in the system, but many people really do believe in Barack Obama. The problem is, the various systems are being questioned for good reason.
Let's begin with the economic crises. America has recently had their world turned upside down, after seeing trusted politiicians talk about fundamentals being strong.
We've seen the Iraq war expand in numbers of troops and dwindle in respect to popularity. We've been feeling a little bit let down as the unemployment and foreclosure rates have risen. It is easy to think that even if these elected officials have 'good intentions' maybe they are simply out-of-touch or ill-informed.
I completely didn't see this coming. Barak Obama has just won the Nobel Peace Prize. From Salon.com:
President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.
In a recent post about Rep. Yvette Clarke, I came clean on my crush. Well, there was one person who accused Yvette Clarke of being stupid (anonymously no less). This offended me for obvious reasons. No evidence was offered for their accusation, only immature commentary. So when I saw her interviewed on NY1 last week, I thought it would be great if I posted it up here.
Unfortunately, the only video clip I could find was on NY1's website, and it is not embeddable. But please check it out here.
And something I forgot in my earlier post ...
Now, Ed Towns is EVEN taking on corrupt contracting practices too: http://www.house.gov//list/press/ny10_towns/memo.html
Oh, there's a cold change a' comin', and righteousness and truth are his names ...
“I appreciate President Obama’s efforts to ensure that there is transparency in government, particularly when it comes to federal contracting,” Chairman Towns said. “We must put an end to no-bid contracts and dishonorable procurement practices that are often the root cause of waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars.”