Biden's average favorable rating during his time in office so far is 45 percent -- well below the average 65 percent favorable rating for Vice President Dick Cheney during Cheney's first year in office. Vice President Al Gore's favorable rating during his first year, 55 percent, was also higher than Biden's. (Gallup did not measure vice presidential popularity before Gore.)
Our politicians listening and learning from the Tea Parties heard the public did not want, like, desire, or care to be anywhere near a "public option" for hellth care. So they went back to the drawing board scratched their collective, uh ummm, heads and decided to....
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - A government-sponsored "public option" for health care lives, though it may be more attractive to skeptics if it goes by a different moniker, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday.
The speaker said the "competitive option" idea emerged during her closed-door roundtable at the Sunrise Senior Center with advocates of seniors and others who work with older populations. Wasserman Schultz suggested the term might be here to stay.
Pig with lipstick......same old hooker, new dress. Whatever, ain't she purty now?
I got your government controlled health care right here. Pig Flu...yup only weeks ago we were told by the GOVERNMENT that there would be millions of doses, an abundance, a plethora...bilions and billions....Okay that last one was a tip to Carl Sagan. You get my drift.
Now we have long lines, no vaccine and the government says ...well, theres a shortage of the vaccine. Enter president Zeros excuse machine.
Health officials on Friday predicted a shortfall in the supply of swine flu vaccine, as the numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths grow to levels unprecedented for this time of year.
They "predict"?! Dude, there is not enough of the vaccine and if you are just discovering this ...we are worse off than we know. Imagine if George Bush was President. Hearings woudl be called for, heads would be rolling. Katrina ....anyone?
Your government health care......coming soon....or maybe later. Take a number, we'll get back to ya.
Some "rogue" bear in Alaska eats a plane for lunch. Pilot returns to the scene. Good old Amerikan ingenuity deduces that it was nothing that a little duct tape could not cure. Here's the link for more info.
"I'm against things," longtime North Carolina resident Pam Beucher said. "I'm for things."
"America!" she added.
"I didn't know Washington, D.C. had Seattle in it," said Connecticut resident Kyle Hinton, an idiot. "Anyway, stop the war! No more hate! Swine flu! Iran! Pharmaceutical companies! Illegal immigrants! Never again!"
At press time the morons had been walking for 10 minutes into a concrete wall in Kennewick, WA, where they eventually stopped to pay their respects to those who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.
Yes, I mean it. The Pope Benedict XVI has canonized five new saints, including Father Damian of Molokai.
Father Damian, the famous apostle to the lepers, left Flanders, Belgium at the age of 23 to go on a mission to modern day Hawaii. "Not without fear and loathing," Pope Benedict underlined, "Father Damian made the choice to go on the island of Molokai in the service of lepers who were there, abandoned by all. So he exposed himself to the disease of which they suffered. With them he felt at home. The servant of the Word became a suffering servant, leper with the lepers, during the last four years of his life."
He continued, "To follow Christ, Father Damian not only left his homeland, but has also staked his health so he, as the word of Jesus announced in today's Gospel tells us, received eternal life."
The figure of Father Damian, Benedict XVI added, "teaches us to choose the good fight not those that lead to division, but those that gather us together in unity."
A life most worthy.
Want more info? Read one of the most riveting books on the subject....The Colony : The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokaiby John Tayman. It was on my reading list in 2006 so maybe you already perused it. You will be humbled.
"For what?" is echoing across the land this morning as the beleagured nation was awakened to the news that after nine (9) days in office president Zero was niminated for and today receieved....the Nobel Prize.
Here's a roundup:
"I think it's more of a Lifetime Pre-Achievement Award." Mark Steyn
“It’s a peace prize, not a appease prize.”
“How do you say ‘jumped the shark’ in Norwegian?”
“Today the Nobel Committee announced a posthumous Peace Prize for Neville Chamberlain.”
“Why not the Cy Young Award, too?”
"Any chance we can get Kanye West to attend the ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize. Talk about a time for him to step up."
"Obama bombs the moon....peace prize follows"
“Let’s be fair . . . he did pull off the Beer Summit.”