Saturday, March 7, 2009

The "Duh!" and "Huh?" Stories.

I was reading the news this morning and the following stories came to me as either "Duh!" or "Huh?!". I really shouldn't be surprised at anything anymore, but I continue to be amazed.

Friday, March 06, 2009
Are You a Terrorist? Chris Matthews Thinks So!
On Tuesday, March 3, MSNBC host Chris Matthews called pro-life groups and individuals "terrorists" because they oppose the Kathleen Sebelius nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services. For full article CLICK HERE


Here is the video for the above story.

March 7th, 2009 3:47 PM Eastern
Don’t Be Fooled, Obama Plans to Raise Everyone’s Taxes“Stuff the beast!”

…is extremely committed to entitlement reform and is plotting politically feasible ways to reduce Social Security as well as health spending. The White House folks didn’t say this, but I got the impression they’d be willing to raise taxes on the bottom 95 percent of earners as part of an overall package.”

There you have it: We already knew that Obama wants to raise taxes, substantially, on the top 5 percent of earners. And now we know that he and his people want to raise taxes on 100 percent of us.

That’s stuffing the beast–with your tax dollars. For more information CLICK HERE


Did Obama Throw Biden Under the Bus?
President Obama's explanation during his press conference Monday of a comment made last week by Vice President Joe Biden appears to raise that question. - Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Read the exchange:

OBAMA: All right. Major Garrett, where's Major?

GARRETT: Mr. President, at a speech Friday that many of us covered, Vice President Biden said the following thing about a conversation the two of you had in the Oval Office about a subject he didn't disclose.

"If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, if we stand up there and we really make the tough decisions, there's still a 30 percent chance we're going to get it wrong."

Since the vice president brought it up, can you tell the American people, sir, what you were talking about? And if not, can you at least reassure them it wasn't the stimulus bill or the bank rescue plan and if, in general, you agree with that ratio of success, 30 percent failure, 70 percent success?

OBAMA: You know, I don't remember exactly what Joe was referring to...

(LAUGHTER) ...not surprisingly. Click HERE for more information.

"Huh?!" and "Duh!!"

Here is the video for the above story...

Clinton Goofs on Russian Translation, Tells Diplomat She Wants to 'Overcharge' Ties
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a gift bearing an incorrect translation -- one that implies hostility, rather than peacemaking. - Friday, March 06, 2009

Note to self: When trying to improve ties with a former Cold War-era foe, check a dictionary.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned that lesson the hard way Friday when she presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a gift bearing an incorrect translation -- one that implied hostility, rather than peacemaking.

Clinton presented Lavrov with a gift-wrapped red button, which said "Reset" in English and "Peregruzka" in Russian. The problem was, "peregruzka" doesn't mean reset. It means overcharged, or overloaded. For more information CLICK HERE


An assistant shows the mock 'reset' button that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva Friday. (AP Photo)

Quite the little collection, and I could have found many, many more. Interesting times indeed!

1 comment: said...

The Associated Press would like Americans to believe that our representatives have no clue what they are doing. Judging from comments on the various message forums Americans are gullibly buying the simplistic explanation that our State department supposedly doesn’t know how to translate the word “reset” into Russian. Nonsense! The Russian word peregruzka appears at the top of the button, spelled in latin letters. If this was meant to be a literal translation, why would the letters be in Latin? The english translation for this word is “overload” and anyone that knows how to type a few letters into an online translation website can easily figrue that much out. An english word appears below the button and that word is “reset”. These words do very much make sense together: when something is overloaded (like a circuit), you reset it.

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