Guess who got to ask the first question at the president’s press conference today. Julianna Goldman, whose parents contributed at least $5,400 to Obama’s campaign, according to the Washington Free Beacon. Coincidence? “Today was not the first time Goldman has received preferential treatment from Obama. Obama personally served birthday cake to Goldman during an Air Force One flight from Afghanistan last May.” Aw, sweet, isn’t it?
Glenn Beck revealed on his radio show this morning that whistleblowers are bringing him information on Benghazi. They are so afraid for their careers and lives that they won’t meet anywhere. Instead, they do as was done in the movie about Watergate and drop off information to someone sitting on a park bench. “We’re living ‘All the President’s Men,’” Beck said.
Williams Sonoma in Boston has temporarily stopped carrying pressure cookers in deference to the feelings of Boston marathon victims. Yes, terrorist would look to them to buy a very expensive, one time tool that’s going to explode anyhow. No word on what the Memphis store is doing.
A headline in today’s newspaper says “Gold Price Slumping as Economy Rebounds.” The economic “recovery” is said to be the cause. Really? Do you notice improvements? Neither do I. Here’s another – better – explanation: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-12/guest-post-11-economic-crashes-are-happening-right-now
The mom who pleaded guilty to wanting to “break an arm or two” of her daughter’s ex boyfriend is “a prominent fund raiser for Democratic candidates,” according to the Commercial Appeal. The financial advisor of Iranian heritage raised $250,000 for Obama in 2008 says the Washington Post. That sounds in character for Democrats.
AP says that Pope Francis yesterday gave a homily yesterday and “the difference in style was a sign of Francis’ belief that the Catholic Church needs to be at one with the people it serves and not impose its message on a society that often doesn’t want to hear it.” So they think he’s going to endorse the liberal issues of gay marriage, contraceptives and women priests? Don’t think so.
Reading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” may become a requirement for high school graduation in Idaho if Coeur d’Alene Senator John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, decides to pursue the matter.
The Washington Examiner reports that EPA regulations are costing 3,900 energy jobs in Texas. Chase Power, the parent company behind the $3 billion Las Brisas coal power plant in Corpus Christi announced yesterday that it was cancelling the project. Chase CEO Dave Freysinger made it very clear who was responsible for the projects death. “The Las Brisas Energy Center is a victim of EPA’s concerted effort to stifle solid-fuel energy facilities in the U.S., including EPA’s carbon-permitting requirements and EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new power plants,” he said.
PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year,” which they credited to Mitt Romney, turns out to be a lie on their part, not his. “It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign — that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China,” PolitiFact wrote. Now Reuters is reporting “Fiat (FIA.MI) and its U.S. unit Chrysler expect to roll out at least 100,000 Jeeps in China when production starts in 2014 as they seek to catch up with rivals in the world’s biggest car market.” Whoops! The Weekly Standard caught this, “So, yes, it’s confirmed that Jeep will be producing cars in China.” Of course, the damage to Romney has been done.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 17th at 11:45am with Guest Speaker Judge John Campbell.
Gov. Bill Haslam appointed John Campbell as Criminal Court judge, Division VI, for the 30th Judicial District, serving Shelby County on Nov. 1, 2012. He replaced Judge John Fowlkes who resigned in July to become a Federal District Court judge.
Campbell has worked in the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office since 1985, most recently serving as deputy district attorney general. He was an assistant public defender in Shelby County previous to his time in the D.A.’s office.
The meeting will be held at Salsa which is located adjacent to Oak Hall and Owen Brennan’s in the Regalia Shopping Center near the intersection of Poplar and Ridgeway. A Mexican buffet will be available at a cost of $13.36 (tax & gratuity included).