Weekend review &some News -The Heritage Foundation


 

 

 

***Lately, cableheads have been giving out sources for their various claims with the preface of who and where they got their accurate, good or great News info lately and for a news junkie it slightly amused me, definitely annoyed me so the rant is on. I watch and listen to all things Political on the tele but i rarely feel any group, single person or guest on cable is truly giving me the truth.  It is all opinion News and while we all know this the News just seems different  since the first African-American President was elected by 53%. I get the impression from some stations that they are still having a tough time with it and quite possibly the stations who probably are folks leaning to the right of all issues paying folks to those of us left of center tidbits that seems reasonable, fair and balance though i still am not drinking the kool-aid. If you are paying attention you hear what talkingheads consider then spew the news over the course of a 15minute set and all of a sudden a jab, a knock or personal complaint is thrown at President Obama or “The Government” without naming names… which is not just offensive to me but the viewer should get it most cableheads lean right .

The article below was first written February of 2009. I only included a portion of it, so if you want to read the complete article i guess you have to go to their website but it is apparent the article was intended for fellow members of the Heritage Foundation. The problem for me is that this group was on just about every News station all during the 2008 election campaign  giving out information that the public was asked to absorb and believe as the truth …We are now about 2 years later and while they are not on main stream tv as much the rhetoric has become nastier and they  have taken to CSPAN with what I consider dangerous rhetoric.   The point is that the Heritage Foundation is not a neutral organization as many have claimed and even ed shultz had to question their intent last week as well as a few other cableheads.  If you are listening to Republicans on any given day on any talk show all you hear are talking points given to them by the Heritage Foundation and these candidates are spewing them almost verbatim…it is offensive. This article grabbed my attention in 2/2009 and it just keeps being played over and over verbally by the right even now.

Welfare Spendathon

Stimulus Bill Abolishes Welfare Reform and Adds New Welfare Spending …

by Robert E. Rector and Katherine Bradley … To heritage foundation members

But overturning welfare reform is just the beginning. In his recent press conference, President Obama explained that the stimulus bill would provide “tax relief” and “direct investment” in infrastructure. He neglected to mention that of the $816 billion in new spending and tax cuts in the House stimulus bill–32 percent or $264 billion–is new means-tested welfare spending, providing cash, food, housing, and medical care to poor and low income Americans.[5] (The figure in the Senate bill is about 15 percent lower.)

I have to ask is what the Heritage Foundation saying truly an American attitude?

jus sayin

Other News …

UW Husky -35  Oregon -34 Dbl OT

Did you know that Olympic College in Wa.State decided they did not like the 1st amendment so they banned it… when will this action be challenged?

Several Hilton Hotels are experiencing worker strikes -3rd day of strikes

11thousand cribs, made in China have rail hardware problems sold in JCP 2003-2007 models

NOW backs candidate Jerry Brown for Gov of California

Candidate Conway Vs. Rand Paul live on CSPAN at 7pm ET

Federal Tax Credit for improvements ends on 12/31

The debate: Sen. Patty Murray V Dino Rossi at 7pm on komo4 online: komonews.com

President Obama and Mrs. O will be in Ohio campaigning

 

CSPAN …

Texas Book Festival 2010 Texas Book Festival 2010
Saturday
Weekly Addresses Weekly Addresses
Saturday
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to the Commonwealth Club of California Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to the Commonwealth Club of California
Friday
Pres. Obama & Vice Pres. Biden Remarks at Chris Coons (D) Campaign Event Pres. Obama & Vice Pres. Biden Remarks at Chris Coons (D) Campaign Event
Friday
Hudson Institute Discussion on U.S.-Japan Relations Hudson Institute Discussion on U.S.-Japan Relations
Friday
Fed Chair Ben Bernanke Addresses Boston Fed. Reserve Conference Fed Chair Ben Bernanke Addresses Boston Fed. Reserve Conference
Friday
Fmr. Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice Remarks at National Press Club Luncheon Fmr. Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice Remarks at National Press Club Luncheon
Friday
CSIS Discussion on the Year Ahead in Space CSIS Discussion on the Year Ahead in Space
Friday
Urban Land Institute Conference on the Real Estate Market & the Economy Urban Land Institute Conference on the Real Estate Market & the Economy
Friday