Archive for March 9, 2009

In fairness to all…

Posted: March 9, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…It is true that we do not yet have two months of the Obama presidency in the bank yet, although Geitner was in place even before that and should have had time to plan on this.

We will continue to disagree on the stuff he is doing, on the economic front June would be a better time to make a more solid decision on if this stuff is working or no.

That won’t prevent me from critiquing and attacking things that I thing are certainly incorrect but it is much too soon to declare the Obama presidency a failure and anyone who does has never read history.

Remember when dissent was…

Posted: March 9, 2009 by datechguy in Uncategorized

…the highest form of patriotism? These guys don’t.

Via Glenn. It’s amazing how their perspective changed once these guys were released from the gulag got power.

I like Ken Burns but…

Posted: March 9, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…I guess he will have to make films that can pay for themselves now:

General Motors Corp. will stop bankrolling movies made by PBS filmmaker Ken Burns as it tries to conserve cash and survive the worst sales market in 27 years.

GM, which is in danger of running out of money this month and has asked for as much as $30 billion in federal aid, is curtailing corporate sponsorships and slashing marketing expenses. The automaker, which has lost about $82 billion in recent years, recently ended an endorsement deal with PGA golfer Tiger Woods and opted not to advertise during Super Bowl XLIII, the prime time Emmy Awards and the 2009 Academy Awards, among other moves.

The Civil War and Baseball (although he gave short shift to Stan Musial) are still two of the best films you will ever see and we are lucky to have had them.

The new tone in washington

Posted: March 9, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news

Remember when Barak Obama was supposed to make us better loved around the world? Get a load of this:

The real views of many in Obama administration were laid bare by a State Department official involved in planning the Brown visit, who reacted with fury when questioned by The Sunday Telegraph about why the event was so low-key.

The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: “There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment.”

There is all this talk about getting our allies to do more but then we not only snub our best ally but we insult them after the fact. The Corner puts it best:

It would be good to know who this official is, and whether the Secretary of State agrees with this insulting portrayal of the Anglo-American alliance — especially at a time when thousands of British soldiers are putting their lives on the line alongside their American allies in Afghanistan, while most of Europe sits on the sidelines. If the State Department doesn’t support the views expressed, it should disown them immediately.

Amazing. And remember President Obama spent the better part of a year and a half begging us to give him this job. And we did.