Energy Bill & Energy Czar

Posted in Government,President Obama,U.S. by Ryan on the June 30th, 2009

Energy Czar Carole Browner, responsible for the Executive Branch’s “Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy,” has not read the bill that passed the House of Representatives in its entirety.

Hat tip:’s Greg Hengler

Obama and “Meddling”

Posted in Foreign Policy,President Obama,World by Ryan on the June 30th, 2009


“It is not productive, given the history of US and Iranian relations to be seen as meddling in Iranian elections,” he said.

“But when I see violence directed at peaceful protesters, when I see peaceful dissent being suppressed… it is of concern to me and it is of concern to the American people.”


Leaders from across the Western Hemisphere and beyond called for return to power of Zelaya, who arrested on Sunday morning by soldiers who stormed his residence and forced him into exile. The country now has another president appointed by its Congress, Roberto Micheletti, who insisted that Zelaya was legally removed by the courts and Congress for violating Honduras’ constitution and attempting to extend his own rule.

“We are very clear about the fact that President Zelaya is the democratically elected president,” Obama said.

Hat tip:’s Carol Platt Liebau

Some Things Just Can’t Be Explained

Posted in U.S. by Ryan on the June 4th, 2009

Rod Blagojevich was in the news for one of the more bizarre “post-scandal” things I have ever seen.

Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich says it’s difficult watching his wife, Patti, fill in for him on a reality show, but he appreciated the former Illinois first lady’s televised exercise in tarantula-eating as an “act of love.”