Not to worry, this blog isn’t about Attention Deficit Disorder nor is it an advertisement for some new wonder drug to manage the condition. The condition I refer to is infinitely worse, being more difficult to diagnose and treat, but can actually be caused by the aforementioned affliction itself. To this date, there seems to be no cure for this devastating illness, and its debilitating effects are beginning to reach epidemic proportions. Almost every American these days has been impacted in one way or another by this deadly disease; a very few positively, but the vast majority in a negative way.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tapped a former senior defense official to lead a broad Pentagon review of the circumstances surrounding the Fort Hood shootings, The Associated Press has learned.
Gates will announce Thursday that it will be a single, coordinated review, and will call for a quick, short-term report, followed by a longer, more extensive study, according to an administration official.
Components of the wide-ranging probe could include self-examinations by the Army and the military’s medical community, and likely look at personnel policies and the availability of mental health services for troubled troops.
After months of maneuvering, the Senate stands at the brink of a historic battle over health care with President Barack Obama and his allies on one side and Republicans, outnumbered but unflinching, on the other.
“Now it’s America’s turn, and this will not be a short debate,” Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, warned after Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled long-awaited legislation Wednesday night to extend coverage to 30 million more Americans and force insurance companies to take all comers.
“Higher premiums, tax increases and Medicare cuts to pay for more government. The American people know that is not reform,” McConnell said.
Republican Senator John McCain on Wednesday strongly defended the top advisers from his 2008 presidential campaign in the face of sharp criticism from his vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin.
McCain, in a telephone interview with Reuters, singled out campaign manager Steve Schmidt and senior adviser Nicolle Wallace for praise after Palin blasted the pair in her memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.”
“There’s been a lot of dust flying around in the last few days and I just wanted to mention that I have the highest regard for Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace and the rest of the team … and I appreciated all the hard work and everything they did to help the campaign,” he said.
“I think it’s just time to move on,” he said.
Did the Obama administration really pump billions of dollars into phantom congressional districts?
Republicans, bloggers and conservative think tanks have been circulating reports suggesting that money intended to create jobs and shore up the economy was unaccounted for, misused or lost in some sort of bookkeeping black hole.
The problem is real. Its significance is overstated, and in some instances, fabricated.
College students ditched class, employees skipped work and some huddled in the cold overnight just to make sure they get an orange wristband Wednesday that would let them meet Sarah Palin.
A line of more than a thousand people — some sporting Palin Power stickers and Palin T-shirts — moved slowly into a Barnes & Noble store Wednesday to see the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor on the first stop of her “Going Rogue” book tour. During the hours they waited, some broke out in chants of “Palin! Palin! Palin!”
Scores more who couldn’t get wristbands awaited Palin’s arrival outside, braving the cold and yelling. “USA!” and “Sarah, Sarah!” at an event that took on the feel of a political pep rally.
America is in a Terrible Mess.
I assume we are not able to attack the mess yet. We will need another 10 years, or more, to hit the highlights of our discontent. Many here seem to have given this mess some considerable thought. Does America reflect the panic of the right over the left? Will we not start being serious until after our insults and our words of what is wrong with everyone else are used up?
Is there anyone who does not realize our Congress is being corrupted by corporate money? Have we not tried to open this up with added legislation on campaign finance and lobbyists payments? We are asking the perpetrators of our corruption to legislate against it. Excuse me while I die laughing.
What is it about Sarah P. that has so many still frothing at the mouth and biting at their haunches whenever her name is mentioned? I have reviewed my previous thoughts on the matter and find that they seem to still be spot on. Perhaps what is truely amazing is that after the continuous, on-going and massive negative PR campaign directed at her by the establishment media versus the worshipful treatment of President Obama by the same media, Sarah’s favoribility numbers apparently are holding up, whereas Barack’s are sliding fast. So, if she is what so many party establishment types portray her to be, why is she considered such a threat that they and their media mouthpieces feel they need to not let up on the attacks and let her fade into oblivion?