Friday, April 17, 2009

HOT or NOT: The Week-In-Review

HOT: Obama’s Blueprint for High-Speed Passenger Rail Lines. The Obama administration unveiled their proposal for a national network of high-speed passenger rail lines aimed to reduce traffic congestion and dependence on foreign sources of oil. Looks like the U.S. is finally getting up to speed with other industrialized nations on clean and efficient travel.

NOT: Bush Admin Authorized Use of Insects in Interrogations. After Obama released Bush’s torture memos, it was revealed that the administration authorized the CIA to put insects inside a confinement box as part of their “harsh interrogation” practice. Seriously, it sounds like something out of one of those horrendous Saw films. Oy.

HOT: Blacks Hold Many Positions in Obama Administration. Ebony Magazine has highlighted the increased number of African-Americans in powerful positions within the White House. Twelve of Obama's most trusted and high-profile advisors are African-American - including Attorney General Eric Holder, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.

NOT: Fox News Admits Role in Tea Parties. Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly mistakenly admitted that Fox News was one of the only orgs to give any publicity to the Tea Parties. Fair and balanced indeed.

HOT: Feingold Calls For Review of Patriot Act. Senator Feingold, member of the Senate Judciary Committee, called for a review of measures such as the Patriot Act, the Protect America Act, and the FISA Amendments Act that have expanded the power of the executive branch to spy on innocent Americans.

NOT: Texas Seccession? TX Governor Rick Perry commented that Texas had a right to secede from the U.S. at a rally on tax day as a result of the expansion of government and financial burden on Americans. Brillant.

1 comment:

blue_beastie said...

We should let Texas secede, can you say permanent Democratic majority?!?