Archive for February 22, 2010
Don’t miss posts at “Fox on Health Sex:”
Tonight’s topic? Suddenly Single? How to Get Back Between the Sheets.
Hey, I thought Fox stood for “family values.” Don’t you have to be married — suddenly single?! — before you get “back between the sheets?”
Dick Cheney was hospitalized today — due to chest pains — at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Here’s the hospital’s website…in Spanish.
A roar went up at CPAC over the weekend when someone suggested that Dick should run for president in 2012. Far as I know, the CPAC crowd hates Mexicans and Mexico and thinks we should speak “English only.” So what’s with Dick allowing himself to be treated at a Spanish-speaking hospital?
Reminds me of the irony of Rush Limbaugh being in that socialist hospital in Hawaii.
MSNBC is reporting that Dick Cheney has been hospitalized with chest pain.
Humm, guess I’d better not say what I wanna say.
Scott Brown, the newly-elected, Tea Party-supported Republican senator from Massachusetts voted with the Democrats today in support of President Obama’s “jobs bill.” Fox “News,” Brown’s biggest campaign donor (in terms of in-kind donations, i.e. airtime), is not happy:
And here’s the text of Fox’s whine:
The election of Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) energized Republicans as it ensured that he would give them a critical 41st vote to help them block Democrats and filibuster key legislation.
So in the second vote of his Senate career, Brown promptly voted to help Democrats cut off a Republican filibuster of a $15 billion jobs bill engineered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
“It’s not a perfect bill,” Brown said shortly after voting. “I was comfortable with that vote.”
Brown defended his vote, saying he was concerned about putting people back to work.
“Anytime you can make a small step, it’s still a step,” said Brown.
Brown joined Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), George Voinovich (R-OH) and Kit Bond (R-Mo.) in voting with Democrats to quash the GOP filibuster.
Sixty votes is the magic number to have operational control of the Senate. Brown’s epic upset win gave Republicans 41 seats and the chance to block Democrats on controversial bills.
Interesting headline. Fox targets Brown but obscures the fact that four other Republicans voted for the bill as well. If you read only the headline, you’d think Brown was the only one who did.
Fox is pissed — undoubtedly hoping to reign Brown in before he ah, goes rogue. And, the unspoken thing here? All Foxers should email Brown and give him hell for straying from the reservation. That’ll teach him!
Oh, and a snarky P.S.: This is at the end of Fox’s article: “Fox News’ John Brandt and Carl Cameron contributed to this report.” It takes at least two guys to write what amounts to a seven sentence article?
From Bob Brigham. Scott Brown, the new, Republican, Tea Party-supported senator from Massachusetts just voted for President Obama’s jobs bill, but Ben Nelson of Nebraska was the only Democrat to vote against it:
There’s a post over at Daily Kos about CitiBank inserting new language in its statements:
On the latest CitiBank statement:
“Effective April 1, 2010, we reserve the right to require (7) days advance notice before permitting a withdrawal from all checking accounts. While we do not currently exercise this right and have not exercised it in the past, we are required by law to notify you of this change.”
I wonder if CitiBank is the only bank doing this. If so, it won’t be long before all the big boys to do it. If my credit union does it, I’m going to be furious. It’s wrong; it’s our money. And notice the language — apparently Citi thinks it can put a hold on a withdrawal of any amount — be it $1 or $100,000.
Wow. The more I think about it the more this feels like another foot on our neck.