WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.
“Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”
So does Janet’s secret spy force include Muslims between 18-40 or Illegal Aliens?? 🙂
Probably not. 😦
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) pushed back on Monday against a contention by a Democratic FCC commissioner that the government should create new regulations to promote diversity in news programming.
Barton was reacting to a proposal made last week by FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, who in a speech suggested that broadcasters be subject to a new “public values test” every four years.
“I hope … that you do not mean to suggest that it is the job of the federal government, through the [FCC], to determine the content that is available for Americans to consume,” Barton wrote Monday in a letter to Copps. (The Hill)
OF COURSE HE DOES! He’s a Democrat! He hates anyone who isn’t in the Ministry of Truth’s pocket. It annoys Democrats that you can still get the truth, rather than THEIR version of it!
He said outlets should be mandated to do the following: prove they have made a meaningful commitment to public affairs and news programming, prove they are committed to diversity programming (for instance, by showing that they depict women and minorities), report more to the government about which shows they plan to air, require greater disclosure about who funds political ads and devote 25 percent of their prime-time coverage to local news.
The regulations would apply to all news outlets operating on the public airwaves.
Sounds like the “fairness Doctrine” that Congress couldn’t get passed. So the liberals resort to regulatory power instead.
Gee, what a shocker that is! 🙂
When you don’t get your way, go around it.
President Obama announced a tentative deal with Congressional Republicans on Monday to extend the Bush-era tax cuts at all income levels for two years as part of a package that would also keep benefits flowing to the long-term unemployed, cut payroll taxes for all workers for a year and take other steps to bolster the economy.
And boy is the Left mad as hornet about it!
They want everyone’s taxes to go up if they can’t get their class warfare!
But they will settle for unemployment benefits for people for as long as 3 years!
Why am I working?? Hmm…Oh yes, I have self-respect. 🙂
From the Huffington Post:
After tonight’s deal with congressional Republicans, the revolt against the Obama presidency may well continue — except it won’t be coming from the right. It will be from congressional Democrats who are aghast at what Obama has conceded to his most virulent foes. No matter how you play it, Obama got rolled.
The extension of unemployment benefits and credits for working families that Obama touted are policies that he should easily have been able to pass in a Democratic Congress. He wasn’t. Instead, Obama became a hostage of the right.
It was a wan, shrunken president who appeared tonight, one barely capable of praising the deal he cut with the GOP. Maybe he was ashamed of it. Or maybe he knows that Michelle will chew him out for betraying his party’s own principles.
For that is what he did. How Obama could have gotten backed into a corner where he ended up endorsing tax cuts for millionaires is a conundrum that he would do well to ponder. Ditto for the estate tax concessions he made. In sum, the deal adds almost $1 trillion to the national debt. Meanwhile. Sen Mitch McConnell is lavishing praise on Obama for opposing “tax hikes” — a bogus term since they were supposed to expire anyway.
Obama is not a bad man. He just seems to be a weak one. “We cannot play politics,” he announced. OK, how about practicing politics, then?
Yes, yes. Had Obama refused to reach a deal with the Republicans, he probably would have been pilloried as a tax and spend liberal. But there’s no way that tonight’s agreement can be billed as a “compromise.” A compromise is when both sides make real concessions. The GOP didn’t do that. Obama did.
Perhaps Obama can rescue his fortunes in the next two years. But he can hardly claim that he’s blunting Republican victories. The truth is that he’s abetting them. Obama paid an enormous price for the small wins that he eked out. Ultimately, the price could be his own presidency. (Jacob Heilbrunn,Author, “They Knew They Were Right: the Rise of the Neocons”)
The only people who use “neocon” is a extreme leftist as a childish ad hominem.
Boy are they pissed!
They have been betrayed!
Better to raise taxes on everyone, including the poor, and sink the economy rather than give up their class warfare.
Class Warfare or Die!!!
Class Warfare or Die!!!!
Class Warfare or Die!!!!!
Some liberals are now calling it a backdoor “stimulus” and that’s a bad thing!
After all, it’s the liberals who say that unemployment stimulates the economy!
They must know what they are talking about…. 🙂
Imagine that, a “stimulus” that is bad. Now, will wonders never cease! 🙂
But this headline at George Soros’s website Media Matters is hilarious:
Couric Blames Dems For GOP’s Expiration Date On Bush Tax Cuts
Katie Couric, alledged “journalist” blames the Democrats for the Bush Cut Expiration. Couric: “Democratic Support Came With One Condition: That The Tax Cuts Expire In 10 Years.”
And it was the evil Republicans who were “hiding the costs” and wouldn’t allow the Democrats to object.
So this mess it’s ALL their fault!
So you heard it here first, The Democrats were against tax cuts in the recession after 9/11 and now that those tax cuts are expiring during the Great Recession, don’t want them now either!
You should always raise taxes in a recession!
Now that’s “journalism” folks.:)