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That’s it. rebellion over. Back in the fold now – all it took was bend over Howard Dean and they submitted.

I have been taking screen shots of the most popular titles in B0botland because I knew the rebellion wouldn’t last long.

Here’s B0botland  2 weeks, days ago, the  BEFORE shots

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AFTER :  (Dean selling out, massive amount of shills on the site) – the screen shot of today

The graph referred to in the first title is from Andrew Sullivan on health care costs in US vs the world. A justification for the health Club for men Only one person points that HCR doesn’t help – maybe hurts with that.

The second line in the third title is

I will not be taking part in any effort to dismantle his presidency.

Note that it’s the same poster at #1 in the “before” shot.

No one in the Lieberman thread brings out this headline

Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike on Yemen Terrorists

None of the 5263 people reading this found that article.

Fingers tight in the ears, going la-la-la..

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Surprisingly other topics pop up too.

Newsday wonders about campaign donations

.while also trying to make Obama look good on terror.

AM-NY looks at the MTA’s decade of greed and incompetence – as they’re about to take away school kids Metrocards, I remember: Didn’t Bloomberg campaign on “taking on the MTA”? Whatever came out of that one?

here’s the article for New Yorkers

And then, the other two, fresh off Tiger’s tail are peddling the word of the day


And THIS novel approach to handling terrorism

FAA Considering Passenger Ban


Seeking to address “the number-one threat to airline security,” the Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that it will consider banning passengers on all domestic and international commercial flights.

In every single breach of security in recent years, whether it was an act of terrorism or some other form of crime, it was a passenger who subverted the safety systems on board the aircraft or in the terminal,

Meanwhile, the WH blogger was not told that Obama will “likely” address the terrorism. Nada. Zilch.Zippo there.

And Moonie Times does the round-up of propaganda for “It’s good that Obama is on vacation now”. While I never thought W was exactly excoriated by the same media, there are some good points about legitimizing some of the W foibles because Jr.jr does it too. One of the highlights

CBS News headlines the issue as, News Interrupts Obama’s Hawaii Vacation. A funny headline, because it sounds as if world events are becoming an imposition on Mr. Obama’s time.

Interesting about their conclusion too

Apparently hanging out in Hawaii is more important to reporters who hated Crawford, Texas trips with former President Bush than reporting the importance of a presidential response on a terror matter, so Mr. Obama’s avoiding them is not something they are likely to take too personally.

Oh, I seem to remember stories from Millbank @al gushing over the fried chicken distributed to them around the pool at Crawford (although no bathroom privileges). But I’d agree Hawaii would get you better coverage than Crawford.

After all the praise he got for playing golf while the terrorism talk was filling the airwaves,

Why The President Went Golfing Today

and the praise on the airwaves from luminaries such  James Clayburn (applauded by B0bots)

“I think that the President, in his response, (to the attempted terrorist attack) is doing exactly what he SHOULD do. I think that in so many instances, these terrorists get more benefit from the REACTION they cause than from the action they take. And so I believe that for the President to be very measured in his reactions, not elevating this thing to the point that it would be satisfactory to TERRORISTS is exactly the way to do it.”-Clyburn on Face the Nation today.

signals were sent to Obama media. Hold your horses:

Obama “Likely” to Speak About Flight 253

and we need to know

The President is walking a fine line.

because. doncha know

President George W. Bush also waited to respond publicly after Richard Reid, the “show bomber,” attempted to attack a plane by hiding explosives in his shoes in December of 2001.

I thought being like W was bad.

Anyway, after a few months of deliberation of Afghanistan escalation, we learned that the amount of time spent on a decision is not proportional with its quality

Oh, and Lieberman did get his

Lieberman: Yemen will be ‘tomorrow’s war’ if pre-emptive action not taken

preemptive little war

Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike on Yemen Terrorists

Cruise Missiles Launched Thursday Hit Two Suspected al Qaeda Sites; Major Escalation of US Efforts Against Terrorists


As Obama’s propagandists praise his detachment

“In a sense, he is projecting his calm on the American people, just as his advisers are convinced that the Bush Administration projected their panic and anger on the self-same public eight years ago.”

to the acclaim of the faithful

and irritation of the less faithful now a days,

tabloids are feeding on this slow news day boon

some of them have some fun with the explosive underwear

and then NY Post

No idea why only NY Post was featured in the Newseum

At a time when other B0bots are finally getting it, Naomi Klein is still wondering

No President since FDR has been handed as many opportunities to transform the U.S. into something that doesn’t threaten the stability of life on this planet. Is he blowing it?

She is starting from the Climate summit and follows with a very incomplete list of blown opportunities – healthcare reform is notably absent

But one part of her premise is true

No President since FDR has been handed as many opportunities

Indeed, this was the time to turn back the Bush abuses – constitutional, economic, wars, healthcare. And the political clout was there.

She concludes

There are very few U.S. Presidents who have squandered as many once-in-a-generation opportunities as Barack Obama.


Would Naomi be surprised to know that Obama has been “blowing opportunities” since as early as 2004?

While in Illinois, he managed to gut a meaningful healthcare reform, at a time when Democrats gained control, by siding with the Pharma lobbyists

By the time the legislation passed the Senate, in May 2004, Obama had written three successful amendments, at least one of which made key changes favorable to insurers.

Most significant, universal healthcare became merely a policy goal instead of state policy

The real question is: why at a time when reform was both necessary and possible, someone like Obama was foisted on us?

Maybe the people who drew this cartoon about W can answer


Another B0bot, at Huffpo, wonders why is Obama still on vacation when the rest of us are patted down on the way to the airport?

Vacation’s Over, Mr. President

They’re going to get patted down, sniffed and searched. They will not be able to get up for the last hour of their flight. And God knows what else.They will be inconvenienced, in a way that I’m sure every sane human being on the face of the Earth hoped that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab had been.

And even if it were only for appearances – even if it were simply to make people know the Commander-In-Chief was in front of whatever buttons and levers are at his disposal to act and react to threats to this nation – the President should have been inconvenienced as well.

Back to work, sir. Back to work.

I lost the account, but I seem to remember that before his first year, Obama logged in more golf hours than W..So, don’t hold your breath there.

Asking questions, making wishes – all good. But not until you are taking responsibility for your past actions will you be ready to make better choices in the future.

And for a better telling of the story, be sure to check How the Bro stole the country

So as the Whos slept, Bro packed up large sacks
of Who-stuff to ship off to ol’ Goldman Sachs.

He emptied the pantry, leaving nothing to nibble
He even stole Who-puppy’s
wholesome Who-kibble.

Not Your Sweetie

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