Archive for June, 2009

Tim Pawlenty Talks To CNN

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Minnesota, Republicans, Video

I’m on 2012 watch yet again… Embedded video from CNN Video Here he is on fiscal conservatism… “If you’re going to be, for example, the party of fiscal discipline and be the person who’s talking about fiscal responsibility, then you better do that. Hypocrisy doesn’t sell. And, the Republicans have to be true to their […]

June 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Ahhh, Libertarian Health Care Agitprop

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Comedy, Health Care, Libertarian, Video

Boo! And yes, I know it’s a joke and I actually found parts of it funny, but do they honestly think things like this will be effective? Let me put it another way…do libertarians not realize that our system, which doesn’t cover 40M+ people and is bankrupting our country, needs serious reform? And I’m talking […]

June 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 31 Comments »

Did You Hear He’s Also Blogging At True/Slant?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

So, I’ve been invited to join a cool new site called True/Slant and my first day was yesterday. No doubt some of you who follow my Twitter feed know this already. Here are my first stories… Shorter Sanford: King David Didn’t Step Down, So… Nokia And Siemens Aiding Iranian Government? Iran’s Balloon Protest Paints The […]

June 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Health Care Industry Pressured To Cut Costs

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, Money

Something has to give, and it isn’t going to be the CBO’s numbers. From Politico: “They are shaking people down, and it’s fair to say that includes a broad range of health care stakeholders,” said a health care industry insider, who asked for anonymity to speak candidly without fear of retribution. “They’re playing hardball, and […]

June 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Who’s Lying About Indefinite Detention Story?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Guantanamo Bay, Law, Media, The War On Terrorism

A bombshell story broke today about the Obama administration drafting an executive order that could be used to hold terrorism suspects indefinitely. First, here’s the story… Obama administration officials, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, are crafting language for an executive order that would […]

June 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Jon Stewart On Obama’s Lack Of Transparency

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Comedy, Obama, Transparency, Video

Contrary to popular belief, Stewart takes it to both sides… I’ve said it before that I think all of these moves are a big mistake, but that’s what happens when you overpromise and underdeliver. You end up looking like you’ve broken promises…which you have. *sigh* Tweet

June 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

House Barely Passes American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Energy, Legislation, Republicans
June 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

The Fickle Media Machine

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Media

Glenn Reynolds criticizes the media — and I completely agree with him: A TV LOW POINT: Turned on the TV to see Geraldo interviewing Tommy Mottola about Michael Jackson’s death. In the background, footage of the body being delivered to the coroner’s office by helicopter. Glad to see Fox is keeping us up on what’s […]

June 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Iranians Turning The Sky Green Today With Balloon Protests

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Video

The Basij have been pretty brutal the past few days so the protesters are resting, regrouping and planning the next phase. In the meantime, the following video shows a brilliant, silent way for everybody to get involved in the protests. How long before we hear that the Iranian government outlaws helium? More as it develops… […]

June 26th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Will Health Care Reform Pass?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, Polls, Republicans

Seems like a lot of insiders believe so. National Journal polled lawmakers and found that 62% of Dems think it’s “very likely,” while 33% of them think it’s “somewhat likely.” On the other side, a majority of Repubs believe it’s likely, with 13% thinking it’s “very likely” and 39% thinking “somewhat likely.” Some “very likely” […]

June 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »