Ok guys, time for another Sunday Reads, here are the most interesting stories of the day:
Obama May Get National Holiday- Ok, I'm hoping deep down somewhere even those hardcore supporters that peruse this blog will think this is ridiculous. Obama, not even President yet, may get his own national holiday. I'm sorry but this whole adoration of this guy is starting to border on cultist behavior, from Michelle Malkin:
Plans are being made to promote a national holiday for
Barack Obama, who will become the nation’s 44th president when he takes
the oath of office Jan. 20.
“Yes We Can” planning rallies will be at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the downtown McDonald’s restaurant, 1100 Kansas Ave., until Jan. 13. The goals are to secure a national holiday in Obama’s honor, to organize celebrations around his inauguration and to celebrate the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12 1809.
At 7:30 a.m. on Inauguration Day, Obama Cake will be served at the downtown McDonald’s, and a celebration is scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 20 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th.
So It Begins- President Elect Obama has made "no commitment" to completing the missile shield in Eastern Europe. Despite plea's from Poland, the President Elect is "undecided" about completing the shield. That ought to make Russia Happy. Here is some more change coming from the President Elect, from HotAir:
Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team.
So, for those young evangelicals who helped give Obama his victory, I hope you're proud of yourselves. Since I knew this was going to happen it's not exactly a let down, but for those of you who deluded yourselves into thinking he was going to be moderate on social issues you frankly deserve what you get from this guy. There are more details at HotAir and it's worth the read.
Washington Post Admits Bias- Oh the good ol' mainstream media, the Obama campaign owes them a big thank you and now, finally, a major paper is admitting it. From The Washington Post:
The op-ed page ran far more laudatory opinion pieces on Obama, 32, than on Sen. John McCain, 13. There were far more negative pieces (58) about McCain than there were about Obama (32), and Obama got the editorial board's endorsement. The Post has several conservative columnists, but not all were gung-ho about McCain.
Stories and photos about Obama in the news pages outnumbered those devoted to McCain. Post reporters, photographers and editors -- like most of the national news media -- found the candidacy of Obama, the first African American major-party nominee, more newsworthy and historic. Journalists love the new; McCain, 25 years older than Obama, was already well known and had more scars from his longer career in politics.
The gist of this story is basically, "we are sorry for being so pro-Obama, but he was just so exciting and new we couldn't help it." Disgusting, these "journalists" need to quit acting like teenage groupies and more like adults. Kids get swayed by "new and exciting", grown ups are supposed to see through it and display some integrity.
Final Thoughts- So, now this week is finally over and I think most of us are ready to move on from this election and see what this new guy does. I know many of you have hope he will govern from the center, but I have yet to see evidence of it. I'll be back tomorrow with an original post, until then...