Category Archives: Barack Obama

NYC’s Bloomberg endorses Obama, citing climate change

In a surprise announcement, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday that Hurricane Sandy had reshaped his thinking about the presidential campaign, and he announced that he was endorsing President Obama.    Mr. Bloomberg, a political independent in this third term leading New York City, has been sharply critical of both Mr. Obama, a Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the president’s Republican rival, saying that both men have failed to candidly confront the problems afflicting the nation. But he said he had decided over the past several days that Mr. Obama was the best candidate to tackle the global climate change that the mayor believes contributed to the violent storm, which took the lives of at least 37 New Yorkers and caused billions of dollars in damage. Read this article for the whole story, as it stands at this hour. Oh, and stop the press!

No talk about climate and guns in presidential talkfests

So, one of the biggest factors ever in the world of conservation goes on without any bluster at all from presidential wannabe Mitt Romney and already-President Barack Obama. This article has the numbers that support the headline above. So, in any case, vote Romney for dog catcher and give Paul Ryan a big boost to becoming the municipal sanitary engineer.

Debate ends abruptly as the prez’s punch lands

It’s rich satire from Andy Borowitz at this link. Go for it.

Fat cat urged to bankroll anti-Obama hatefest

Here’s another cut-to-the-chase column from Carl Hiaasen in Florida (a novelist who also writes a weekly column for the Miami Herald). The fat cat is a billionaire, and the suggestion that he bankroll a smear campaign in the media is closely akin to the Swift Boating eight years ago of Sen. John Kerry.

America’s outdoor heritage and the economy

These words are posted on the White House’s Web site right now. The president, of course, is right on the mark.

Debate on Everglades drilling revived by Bachmann

Ms. Congresswoman may be a rocket scientist in other areas of public debate, but she is lost in Outer Space when it comes to the Everglades (or any other national park unit). Maybe she’s on her way to Mars now, in hopes of determining that planet’s suitability for oil and gas exploration.

Rep. Barletta laughs at constituents who challenge Big Oil subsidies

And this guy, former mayor of the old anthracite coal town, Hazleton, Pa., represents the district in which I live. Whatta guy. Read about his sense of humor in this snippet.Meanwhile, the birthers’ favorite, President Obama, singles out Big Oil in these comments.