FOXNews.com – Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling

  President Obama is under fire for backing a deal to lift a 24-year-old international ban on commercial whaling. (AP) Environmentalists, already peeved with the administration’s handling of the Gulf oil spill, are accusing President Obama of breaking his campaign pledge to end the slaughter of whales. The Obama administration is leading an effort within the International Whaling Commission to lift a 24-year international ban on commercial whaling for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the remaining three countries in the 88-member commission that still hunt whales. The administration argues that the new deal will save thousands of whales over the next decade by…

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Geithner’s dubious AIG cover up « naked capitalism

  Let me add a few words to Yves’ last post because I don’t think she was explicit enough about what’s going on here. This was looting and a cover-up plain and simple. A quick review: Damaging e-mails have revealed that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged AIG to withhold crucial information about the deterioration of its financial condition in the lead up to its demise.  This will put further political pressure on Geithner, who has already been exposed for his dubious role in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. Bloomberg leads into the story saying: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, then led…

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Obama ‘green jobs’ adviser quits amid controversy

It was really only a matter of time before President Obama threw his green czar under the bus.  WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday. Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs” with the White House Council on Environmental Quality was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans. Obama ‘green jobs’ adviser quits amid controversy It should be interesting to see how some in the mainstream media report this story considering the…

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Witchcraft in the White House

by Kristen Atkinson The Obama White House is abuzz with talk of witchcraft by first grandmother, 72-year-old Marian Robinson, who lives in the White House residence. A close friend of Michelle Obama says the president is furious at his mother-in-law after learning that she was practicing Santeria, an African spirit cult, in the White House. “The president is quite upset about this on two different levels. First, he is a committed Christian, no matter what his critics say about Reverend Wright. He is adamant that Sasha and Malia be raised with Christian influences. He does not want them to be involved with…

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Doctors opposing health care bill jam town hall meeting | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Physicians jammed a town hall meeting in The Woodlands on Thursday, expressing fears about the cost and effectiveness of a health care reform bill that could come up for a vote in Congress as early as September. U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, hosted the meeting attended by about 90 physicians at Memorial Hermann Hospital-The Woodlands. “The bottom line is that doctors don’t want socialized medicine — another flawed health care system like Medicare. They don’t believe it will lower the costs or improve quality,” Brady said. “Medicare is already going bankrupt and not quality care. It also shifts medical costs onto…

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Nancy Pelosi: Town Hall Protesters ‘Carrying Swastikas’

via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGzAi4vZqYI Editor: My guess is that the dems will salt some townhall meetings with a few swastikas to cover Nancy’s mouth.  Its ashame that a debate has to devolve into this kind of name-calling. Of course, Nancy will avoid those swastika wearing unwashed masses with a fund raiser on her back lawn. The two-day “issues conference” starts next Friday night with a dinner for roughly 170 guests on the back lawn of Pelosi’s multimillion-dollar home in the fashionable Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco. The following day, Pelosi will shepherd her guests to a Napa Valley winery with buildings designed by world-famous…

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Washington Post sells access, White House denies involvement | Washington Examiner

The Washington Post has long prided itself on its access to the capitals elite. Now, it appears, the paper is willing to sell that access. In a flier circulated to Beltway lobbyists, the Post touted a “salon” program which gives “exclusive access” to “Obama administration officials, Congress members, business leaders, advocacy leaders and other select minds” for between $25,000 and $250,000. via Washington Post sells access, White House denies involvement | Washington Examiner.

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