Every once in awhile I use PowerBlog! as my soapbox to vent. Let the venting begin!
Obama gives his first TV interview to Arabic satellite TV network Al-Arabiya, delivering a message to the Muslim world that "Americans are not your enemy."
He is right, but he failed to mention the Muslim world has a significant number of nutcases that claim to represent Islam and if they are not willing to put a boot on their back we will. This is like Rodney King as president. "Can't we all just get along?" Well, no we can't. Not when people get their head cut off on TV.\
Al Gore is scheduled before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning to once again testify on the 'urgent need' to combat global warming. One problem, a 'Winter Storm Watch' has been posted for the nation's capitol and there is a potential for significant snow... sleet... or ice accumulations.
Give it up Al. I'm freezing my ass off and you want to trudge through an ice storm to whine like droopy dog about "the planet has a fever". Why don't you wait till spring when natural global warming does finally occur. You might not look like a boob to every one.
While we are hugging frozen tress ....According to an article in Bloomberg, as many as 600 private jets were expected to touch down in D.C. for the inauguration. The runway at Washington Dulles was closed Saturday to allow as many as 100 small planes to park. And the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said it expected a total of 500 small jets to land from Jan. 16 through Jan 21.
“That would set a record, topping the 300 the airport accommodated for President George W. Bush’s 2004 inaugural,” an Airports Authority says in the article.
You mean the vast majority of Obama supporters didn't car pool in hybrids? Flying a private jet to a celebration of a pro-environment President is a bit like the Detroit execs jetting to Washington for bailout money. How do you call for social responsibility after touching down in a $40 million, gas-guzzling Gulfstream? I understand now the party of change. It's everyone ELSE that has to do the changing.