Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bush presidency started and ended in recession

The leftists Media Matters complained that this AP story is not anti-Bush enough because it includes the word "strictly":
BUSH: "In terms of the economy — look, I inherited a recession, I'm ending on a recession. In the meantime, there were 52 months of uninterrupted job growth."

THE FACTS: There have been two recessions during Bush's time in office. The first was a relatively mild downturn that began in March 2001 and lasted eight months, ending in November 2001. Since the first one did not begin until after he took office in January 2001, it is not strictly accurate to say he "inherited" it.
The USA economy started tanking in the Spring of 2000. By election day in Nov. 2000, the stock market had crashed and we had lost many thousands of tech jobs. Yes, we were in recession and the recession helped elect G.W. Bush just as the current recession helped elect B. Obama. The AP story has a anti-Bush bias, not a pro-Bush bias.

BTW, Obama was just sworn in as Barack Hussein Obama. This is the name by which he wants to be known. Carter was sworn in as Jimmy, and Clinton as Bill. Obama could have been sworn in as Barry or anything else he wanted. Apparently he wanted to make a statement that he has a Mohammedan name, and he wants the public to use that Mohammedan name.

But if you give your child an offensive middle name, CPS might take your kids away from you:
It’s been almost a week since the state of New Jersey took Deborah Campbell’s three children from her home and she says officials have yet to tell her and her husband why. But Campbell suspects it has something to do with the names they bestowed upon their kids.

Not sure when she will be able to see her kids again, Deborah decided to break a judge’s gag order and make a public plea for the return of her children.

"They belong home with their mother and father. They don’t belong out there in a stranger’s home," Campbell told NBC10’s Mike Strug Monday night.

Officials from the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services took the children -- Adolf Hitler Campbell, 3, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 1, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, who will turn 1 in April – from the Campbell’s home in Milford, N.J. last Tuesday, saying only that they felt the children were in danger.
CPS would only say that "they would never remove a child from a home just because of the child's name." This suggests that CPS has the power to take kids away just because of a name, but whenever it does, it stalls for a couple of weeks while it concocts some mumbo-jumbo about danger to the child.

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