May 2011

The DNC may want ti rethink naming Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz after her remarks last week about illegal immigration and its effect on the economy.

Wasserman Schultz: We have twelve million undocumented immigrants in this country that ah, that are part of the backbone of our economy. And that is not only a reality but a necessity. And that it would be harmful if something… The Republican solutions that I’ve seen in the last three years is to that we should just pack them all up and ship them back to their own countries. And in fact it should be a crime and that we should arrest them all. That was in legislation that James Sensenbrenner advanced a couple of years ago.

That’s the first time I’ve heard anyone on the left call illegal immigrants part of the backbone of our economy.  What planet is she on?

Our economy will do just fine thank you without the benefit of illegal immigrants.

As for deporting undocumented workers as Wasserman Schultz likes to call them, for some reason she just can’t understand why they should face deportation just because they lack proper documentation.

What part of illegal immigration doesn’t she understand?

If this is the best the DNC can offer then their hopes of making any progress in the 2012 Congressional elections is in deep trouble.

New DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz criticized Republican presidential candidates who opposed President Obama’s bailout of the auto industry may need to be hoisted by her own petard:

“If it were up to the candidates for president on the Republican side we would be driving foreign cars. They would have let the auto industry in America go down the tubes.”

That’s all well and fine except that according to the L.A. Times, Michael O’Brien of The Hill discovered that Wasserman Schultz owns a Japanese car.


In case you missed the new commercial from the NRSC about Obama’s energy plan here it is.

Obama and the Democrats don’t care how much it costs consumers they are determined to foist their green energy plans on all of us.

Nothing like seeing Obama being hoisted by his own petard.

The Montgomery County Council just can’t tear itself away from the little blue pill as they voted to keep funding its use for county government workers though in a more limited fashion than in the past.

According to the Examiner the council over the objections of County Executive Isiah Leggett voted to fund six doses of the drug each month for county workers which is a change from the unlimited supply they had access to before.

Leggett a Democrat had argued that “lifestyle drugs” such as viagra which cost the county $400,000 last year should be eliminated to help close a $300 million budget shortfall.

But County Council member  Marc Elrich (D-At Large)  disagreed with Leggett  and told the Examiner that  it was a  quality of life issue which can affect relationships.

Because we know that relationships and in this case sexual relationships are far more important than being fiscally responsible and serving the taxpayers of Montgomery County which is what Elrich and his fellow council members were elected to do.

At least I’ll know that if my taxes go up in the future that I’ll be doing my part to keep county workers happy, very happy.

First Lady Michelle Obama may be on a crusade to fight obesity but it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t love food as evidenced by this ABC News report on the White House reception celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

The president called Cinco de Mayo a chance to commemorate the shared heritage between Mexicans and Americans. “It’s a day for remembering that America is a richer, stronger, more vibrant place thanks to the contributions of Mexican Americans to the life of this nation.”

The crowd learned a little tidbit about the first lady, courtesy of her husband.

Said Obama: “I asked Michelle the other day, I said, ‘What’s your favorite food’ — because we were sitting around with the girls. She said, ‘Ah, Mexican food.’”

The crowd loved the news.

“You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale,” joked the president.  “It’s true. It’s true. But she’s moving, though, so she can afford to have as many tamales as she wants,” said Obama in a nod to his wife’s “Let’s Move” healthy campaign.

And no doubt Michelle has eaten quite a few tamales in her day.

The thought of Michelle Obama bearing down on a plate of tamales reminds me of Baltimore Ravens  linebacker Ray Lewis making a beeline for a quarterback.  Get out of the way.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer who has become a hero to those fighting illegal immigration took issue with President Obama’s “jokes” about border control this week.

Brewer was visibly angry with Obama and basically called him a pea brain when it comes to understanding border control.

Fight, Fight, Fight.

The obesity police are at it again and this time their target it’s chocolate milk in school lunches that may face the firing squad all in the name of political correctness.

Chocolate milk has the unfortunate distinction of containing far more sugar than white milk and that has anti-fat advocates up in arms as they try to pressure school systems to drop the very popular drink.

Flavored milk, mostly chocolate and strawberry represent 70 percent of all milk consumed by schools according to the Milk Processors Education Program and despite the sugar content still remains an important part of students diets.

The group says that when flavored milk is removed from the menu consumption drops 35 percent and for many children school is the only place they get any milk.

Not everyone is on the ban chocolate milk bandwagon though.  The School Nutrition Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association, American Heart Association, and National Medical Association, say that the nutritional value of flavored low-fat or skim milk outweighs the harm of added sugar.

The added sugar doesn’t diminish the fact that milk contains nine essential nutrients including calcium, vitamin D and protein.

In a  joint statement from those groups they point to studies that show children who drink fat-free, flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers.

That hasn’t stopped the fat fighters from complaining and calling chocolate milk “soda in drag” by saying that fat-free strawberry flavored milk has the same sugar content as eight ounces of Coca-Cola.

That would be more accurate if kids actually drank as much milk as they do soda.

If they are so concerned about fighting obesity and reducing sugar then why don’t they just ban students from bringing anything sugary or salty from home?

I can see it now.  As each student enters school each day they must have their backpacks inspected by a team of nutritionists to make sure no fattening food passes their portal before being allowed to proceed to class.

That may sound far-fetched to some but at the rate things are going it could become reality before we know it.

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