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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Politico Sees What It Wants To See

You've all seen the AP photo by now:


That's Arizona Governor Jan Brewer giving President Obama an earful after she met him at the airport, welcomed him to Arizona, only to have him go off on a tangent into some problem he had with a book she had written in the past, and about the way he was portrayed in it.

A book.  On the airport tarmac.

Thin skin?

Anyway, if you're like most of us, you see in this photo a woman letting the guy have it with both barrels.

But not the Obamabots at Politico.  Here's how they see the interaction taking place (in "Obama's tarmac tiff with Jan Brewer: The president fights back"):
President Barack Obama’s three-day trip won’t be remembered for his talk here on rising college tuition costs. Or for his flogging of clean energy proposals in Nevada and manufacturing tax breaks in Iowa.

No, the enduring image of his tour through five key states this week will be Obama confronting Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer over months-old insults from her book, his dismissive mien facing down her French-manicured fingertip.

It was a tarmac tiff that lasted no more than a minute but encapsulated the president’s mood of the moment: fed up with the GOP.
Are you seeing a president "fed up with the GOP" in that photo? Or are you seeing a small woman doing a little in-your-face to a guy who should have kept his hurt feelings to himself?

No sane person can view the altercation the way this "reporter" does. But then the people who write for Politico aren't particularly sane. Blindly loyal to their man, but not sane. Jan Brewer does not back down when the president attempts to intimidate her. End of story.

You people at Politico really should be ashamed of yourselves.

Headline of the Day

Christie to the 1%: Please Occupy New Jersey

* Hey, we'd love to have ya down here in Appalachia too, fellas.  New York sure don't want ya.

Money Down The Rat Hole

How much longer are we the taxpayers going to continue to pour money down this drain? Apparently a lot longer than those in Britain are prepared to do.
Revealed: There are more charging points than electric cars in UK as sales slump
London Daily Mail

Sales of electric cars have slumped so badly that there are now more charging points than vehicles on the road.

Just 2,149 electric cars have been sold since 2006, despite a government scheme last year offering customers up to £5,000 towards the cost of a vehicle.

The Department for Transport says that around 2,500 charging points have been installed, although their precise location is not known.

The high cost of electric cars has put many off. The Nissan Leaf still costs £25,990 even after the £5,000 grant has been deducted.

Electric cars are also only suitable for short journeys, with a maximum range of around 100 miles on a full charge.

It's a similar story in the U.S., with Nissan selling 10,000 Leaf cars last year - compared to almost 13million new vehicles every year, The Sunday Times reported. [link]
You can't really blame Nissan or GM or the other car makers for this.  As long as government is throwing them free money, they're going to provide that which the free money gets them more free money.

But there'll come a day when the fools who run government are told by taxpayers - in no uncertain terms - Stop the madness.

For madness it is.

It's Almost Sad

What does an aged race warrior do when he can no longer find any overt racist acts to assail?

APNewsBreak: Jackson enters fray over Grammy cuts

The Recording Academy decided to cut back on the categories for which it would give out Grammy Awards. And Jesse Jackson is on the case.

For the love of God. Can't someone give the old dude something to do?