Remember the outrage from the administration over hefty bonuses paid to AIG executives in 2009? Back then, shortly after AIG was bailed out by American taxpayers, the company went through with already planned bonuses to top executives.
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The president got all religious on his jobs-bill pitch yesterday:
Pull out your calculators and 20-sided die again to protect against imminent disaster. They should be readily accessible from the last time we went through this— a month ago.
This week “Occupy Wall Street” begat “Occupy DC,” “Occupy New Orleans,” “Occupy Boston” -- and before we knew it this week, most of the United States as officially “occupied” territory.
I always learn so much about other people's jobs when the president gives a press conference. When he's asked about his own performance or scandals plaguing his administration, the president has a tendency to start popping out other people's job descriptions. The job description deflection was on prominent display today.
Dealing with the most important issues with the utmost perspective and common sense, as bureaucrats are wont to do, the city of Boca Raton, Fla. has decided to nix an annual neighborhood Halloween performance which would have benefited The Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Zombies are so hot right now. They have their own impeccably designed AMC show, just like Don Draper. The walking dead stalk the pages of best-sellers and screenplays. You can even pay for the privilege of being chased by them in a 5K— call them the jogging dead.
The president's calls reminded us of a tune. The music and video produced by the inimitable Sean Malone!
President Obama exhorted Congress to pass his latest legislation, the "American Jobs Act," "right now" last Thursday night in a joint session of Congress. Republican members were quick to point out there was, at that time, no legislation to pass.
This is just getting creepy.
Obama, last night: "Pass this jobs bill -- pass this jobs bill, and starting tomorrow, small businesses will get a tax cut if they hire new workers or if they raise workers’ wages."
A double whammy of natural disasters this month got all of Washington, D.C. thinking about evacuation plans for the nation's capital city. Turns out they had a lot of time to think about it, while they were sitting in their cars for five hours in the aftermath of the quake. A January snowstorm put commuters in gridlock for 12 hours, in some spots, spurring questions about whether the city would be able to evacuate in a terrorist attack scenario, for instance.
In which I complain about a federal agent dropping the hammer on an 11-year-old for having the temerity to rescue a protected species of woodpecker. The fine on the young girl has since been rescinded, not thanks to common sense, but thanks to media coverage.
A very short primer on government spending and government savings.
Today U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry became only the second living combat veteran to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. The other honoree was Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, also of the Army, who received the nation's highest military honor in 2010. The Daily Caller was there for today's moving ceremony.