Sunshine on my shoulders…

Hey, President Obama is heading to (uhem) Denver to sign the desperation bill today!

In honor of Denver and Sunshine, I’m reposting a comment from Randy in Richmond:

A little history…

Jan. 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama urged Congress Thursday to work with him “day and night, on weekends if necessary” to approve the largest taxpayer-funded stimulus ever, warning in almost apocalyptic terms that a dire economic future was certain without it.

Feb. 4th
“A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe and guarantee a longer recession, a less robust recovery, and a more uncertain future,” Obama said in his prepared remarks.”

Feb. 5th
Obama also reiterated his contention that inaction is not an option, saying that if the legislation is not enacted quickly “an economy that is already in crisis will be faced with catastrophe.”

Feb. 6th
“This is not some abstract debate,” he said during an address to employees at the Energy Department. “The time for talk is over. The time for action is now.”

Feb. 9th
He (Pres. Obama ) said the recession has left the nation so weak that only the federal government can “jolt our economy back to life.” And he declared that failure to act swiftly and boldly “could turn a crisis into a catastrophe.”

“The party now is over,” he said.

Feb 13th Bill Passed

Feb 14th Vacation

Feb 15th Vacation

Feb 16th Holiday

Feb 17th Show Time

From Obama’s own web page:

(1) SUNLIGHT BEFORE SIGNING: Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to thepresident before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Barack Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days. In addition to ensuring that the public has the ability to review legislation, the sunlight will help ensure that earmarks tucked into appropriations bills are exposed. And Obama will sign legislation in the light of day without attaching signing statements that undermine
the legislative intent.


  1. Nah, really, needing to get a few things done!

    But that comic was fabulous.

  2. Aye! Great cartoonin’ about Braveheart & me favorite topic: freedom.

    The answer for how to fight is to get out and VOTE! Encourage family, friends, and neighbors too.

    (Dan: a little caution about encouraging co-workers lest they be snarly, surly and otherwise unprofessional while regarding you with disdain for daring to introduce the topic of politics. Not that I think you were wrong! I endorse your brave heart in going there.) no pun intended

  3. Randy in Richmond says:

    Why Denver? According to reports :

    “This is like a dream,” said George Sparks, director of the museum. He said he doesn’t believe a sitting president has ever visited the institution.
    He doesn’t know why the museum was chosen except that it strives to save energy. The building has the second-largest roof-
    mounted solar array in the state, behind the Colorado Convention Center, Sparks said. The array produces 100 kilowatts, he said.

    CNN reported that a senior administration official cited a desire to get “away from the politics of Washington.”

    In other words there is no pressing or important need to travel to Denver for this signing. I would suggest another reason for Denver, a political one. He’s been on the stump in the last week to Elkhart, Indiana; Ft. Myers, Florida; Williamsburg, Virginia; and now Denver, Colorado. What do those four states have in comman? Each was a battleground state this past year and will be again in 2012. Coincidence, I wonder.

  4. Randy in Richmond says:

    Isn’t it exciting that in Colorado, a state in the forefront of alternative energy production, the solar generating capacity of the panels at the Museum Obama is visiting today is the second largest rooftop site in the entire state. It’s output will ‘light’ 30 homes, whatever that means.
    Let me put that in perspective. Thirty homes require about 36,000 kw/month while Al Gore’s house uses that same amount every two months. Put another way the solar panels President Obama will be looking at today will power Al Gore’s home for two months. I suspect we won’t be told the miniscule output of the system during his visit.

  5. Tinkerbell says:

    @Randy: love the factoids.

    Hmmmm… do I understand we could power the homes of FIFTEEN in the “chattering classes” they look so condescendingly upon, or ONE in the elite and privledged class of politicians who encourage us to cut our consumption while they wastefully add to theirs?

    This gives me a foreboding of how things may be when the government has it’s new power grid, healthcare, etc…

    Time to re-read Animal Farm!

  6. Good Afternoon Conservatives and Progressive Stagflationists –

    A couple items in the news

    “Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise “excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence”.”

    “Open-government groups have given Obama a pass so far, based on the expectation he’ll fulfill his promises, but it will soon be time for the Obama administration to deliver, said officials with the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a digital liberties and open-government watchdog group.”

  7. No coincidence at all, Randy. Tis the way the world turns.

  8. @ Leapin: Vlad, friend of Main Street!