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THIS is the person who should be next-in-line to the presidency of the United States?
“That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out but ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the — it’s gotta be all about job creation too, shoring up our economy, putting it back on the right track, so health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans and trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity not as competitive, scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. all of those things under the umbrella of job creation, this bailout is a part of that.”
Really? Um, what?
I read this article about PGA tour golfer Tripp Isenhour killing an endangered hawk while filming “Shoot Like A Pro,” some golf TV show. My first reaction was, “I remember this when it was Dave Winfield’s story.”
Then I read the story.
It seems Tripp was annoyed by the hawk, so he started shooting balls at it. And missed. Then, when it was closer, he started again, eventually killing it.
Max Blumenthal did a walkthrough of the College Republican National Convention Tour, and recorded responses that he got from these young, fresh, hell-no-I’m-not-serving-in-Iraq college students. It is absolutely brilliant — especially the Christian high school student who almost has a meltdown over the “Adam and Steve” comment by Blumenthal.
I will say, however, that Blumenthal’s passive-aggressive response at the end was a little over the top for me.