Obama continues his four-day family getaway at Camp David. Malia Obama's birthday is July 4. Obama should be back at the White House by tomorrow for the annual White House fireworks.
This is also on tap for tomorrow:
On July 4, President Obama will deliver remarks at a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members in the East Room. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas will present the countries of the candidates for naturalization and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver the oath of allegiance.
In the meantime, here's some news you can use:
Every vacation it's the same old stupid thing. Obama takes too many vacations. blah blah blah. The Obama's won't take their usual summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard this year. What will republicans have to gripe about? Oh, everything.
The Department of Justice is looking into oil companies Chesapeake and Encana for price fixing -- another reason republicans don't like Eric Holder. The DoJ is doing it's job.
Factory orders were up in May.
We know where Romney lives. In about five houses around the US. But where does his money live? Here's a look.
Romney will be fundraising in London July 27 without his fundraising host, Robert Diamond, a banker who resigned from Barclays, which rigged global interest rates. This is why we don't need a president to fight on behalf of business.
After Romney attends the opening ceremonies at the Olympics in London, he will visit Israel. Romney apparently is best buds with Netanyahu. That makes sense.
I'll just say it myself because media people can't say it. Mitt is getting cocky. Why? Because he can (and it's the nature of silver spoon people).
The economy is recovering slowly, but slowly isn't good enough. People will blame Obama for the economy and that's that. We do after all have a nation full of people who bought homes they could't afford and had no savings to back them up. As a saver person that still ticks me off. I used to earn 4%, post recession less than 1%, all because a bunch of people bought more house than they could afford and used their homes like ATM machines. But it's easier to blame the recession on the president. Of course, Wall Street is to blame for capitalizing on our greed. If they hadn't made our subprime mortgages look so pretty, we wouldn't be in this big fat mess. Neither would the world. It's likely the US tipped off the global recession. And then there are the republicans. They are to blame for not doing anything to assist Obama in any way. Their strategy has been to slow the recovery in any way possible. So here we are, stuck with a slowly recovering economy that, quite frankly, will never be what it was. But people don't know that yet either.
More coming as I read the morning/afternoon news today.
NPR has a story that says West Virginians voted for a jailed democrat because of Obama's stance of coal. Ha! Good one. They voted for a name, essentially. They were clueless to the fact he was in jail. West Virginia is a beautiful place. I've been there. But people grow up being racist. It's part of the culture there.
Independent voters say they want republicans to move past the healthcare fight.
Romney made $22 million in 2010 and paid 14% in taxes. Now that's what's wrong, an unfair tax structure. I paid more percent wise than Romney!
The tea party is urging business people not to hire, which is silly. Business people will put profit ahead of politics. If they need to hire people, they will. Many companies have learned that they can squeeze more out of fewer people and be more profitable. That's the way it's going to be until consumer demand is back up, not just in the US but around the world. That may take a while. Fact is, the private sector IS DOING FINE. They're just not hiring. Remember hiring people is NOT the purpose of business. Making a profit with as few workers as possible is always the aim of business. If robots could think and design, we'd all be out of a job. But then everybody would quickly learn that consumers drive the economy. Without jobs, we couldn't buy anything the robots made. Wall Street had record revenue in 2009-10.
I'm feeling quite prickly this morning :)
Sad news today. Andy Griffith has died. Everyone in this photo has passed away. As a small side note, Andy Griffith was an Obama supporter, even did an ad in 2008, along with Ron Howard and Henry Winkler. Read Obama's statement on Andy's death.
People watched a show on Animal Planet suggesting mermaids were real, and people believed it, so NOAA had to issue a statement.
On Friday, July 6, Obama will sign the bill that funds our highways and keeps student loan interest rates low.
Apparently, "you lie" Joe Walsh made an arse of himself again today.
Romney is being paid by Bain -- 10 years later. Where can we all get a job like that!
Justice John Roberts ran off to Malta. Funny. He's missing the wrath of conservatives who are just about out of their minds over Roberts and his role in the Obamacare ruling. This nation needs sanity or maybe everything just looks worse through the lens of politics.