Fox News first caught the blunder and put it into context that makes the omission insulting to Christians. The mistake is odd enough to call into question just what Obama's priorities are.
By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.
The White House . . . did release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day. Likewise, the president's weekend address mentioned neither Good Friday or Easter.
Obama, Fox notes, did head out to church yesterday and held an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House last week.
Obama is on a roll for religious holiday greeting screw ups. Fox News writes:
In 2010, Obama was criticized for releasing an all-inclusive Easter greeting. He reached out to Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and people of no faith at all in a statement about a holiday that is uniquely Christian.
The picture on Drudge of lightening striking the White House Easter evening says it all. BHO is no more a Christian than he is truthful, rather every act, every use of power, feeds his friends, enriches his allies, buys power blocks and beggars the American economy and the country he may have been born in but does not love. More and more I see the veiled motive of revenge and elitist disdain for America and the West, and his determination to be "transformational" but in a destructive way to punish the system he has always plotted and secretly raged against.
Obama's Muslim faith is starting to look like an analog of Kennedy's philandering. Years after his presidency is over the press will admit they knew about it all along, but withheld the information because we voters are too stupid and parochial to handle such grown up matters.
[Iran Press TV] Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has consistently cleaned house in early polls of the New Hampshire Republican primary. Now, a new poll by Dartmouth College shows him handily winning The Granite State in a general election matchup with President Barack B.O. Obama.
In the poll of registered voters, Romney beat Obama 47% to 39%. However, The over-used However... Obama easily led all other comers by between eight and 27 points.
Obama led Mike Huckabee 45%-37%, and topped Ron Paul 47% to 27%. Obama also beat Haley Barbour (42%-23%), Tim Pawlenty (41%-25%), Donald Trump (51%-29%), and Sarah Mama Grizzly Palin ... the babe libs love to hate ... (54%-27%).
Romney has dominated the GOP field in polls of the New Hampshire primary, garnering as much as 40% of the vote in the state scheduled to hold the nation's second primary contest next year. Though he's struggled in more conservative parts of the country, he's always polled well in the Northeastern swing-state.
[Iran Press TV] With gas prices climbing and little relief in sight, U.S. President Barack B.O. Obama is scrambling to get ahead of the latest potential obstacle to his re-election bid, even as Republicans are making plans to exploit the issue.
No one seems more aware of the electoral peril than Obama himself.
"My poll numbers go up and down depending on the latest crisis, and right now gas prices are weighing heavily on people," he told Democratic donors in Los Angeles this past week.
In fact, Obama raised the issue unsolicited in a series of town meetings in Virginia, Caliphornia and Nevada that were ostensibly about his deficit-reduction plan. And he made the gas spike the subject of his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday.
As Obama well knows, Americans love their cars and remain heavily dependent on them, and they don't hesitate to punish politicians when the cost of filling their tanks goes through the roof. Indeed, for presidents, responding to sudden surges is a recurring frustration.
"These gas prices are killing you right now," Obama said at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, acknowledging that many Americans can't afford new fuel-efficient cars and must drive older models. For some, he said, the cost of a fill-up has all but erased the benefit of the payroll tax holiday that he and congressional Republicans agreed on last December.
In 2008 it was speculators who, when choked off of funds by the banking collapse saw their game ended, ran up the price. Today, its because the Inner Party has created billions of 'new' dollars to intentionally inflate the monetary unit to cover the junk paper those banks and other institutions are holding on way overpriced property. Rather than see their part pay the price for gambling losses, they're sticking it to everyone else. That's reflected in too many dollars [in many people's hands ie China et al] chancing a basic commodity of modern civilization.
No sympathy for 'no drill' Obama who can't comprehend that if you flood the market with available oil, you keep the price down even in the face of inflationary pressures. All the promises of 'fairy tale' alternate energies doesn't run the car or power generators today.
To reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector 14 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, the cost of driving would simply have to increase, according to a report released Thursday by researchers at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The research also appears in the March edition of the journal Energy Policy.
The 14 percent target was set in the Environmental Protection Agency's budget for fiscal 2010.
When you print dollars, for whatever reason, it will tend to raise the price of oil. When you print a lot of dollars the price of oil goes up a lot. If you printed the dollars to bail out irresponsible bankers, there's a relationship to the price of oil.
The only possible oil speculators are the Sauds. They're the only ones with a place to store all the oil they don't take to market. Every other potential speculator has a storage problem.
phil_b: really? Nothing at all? Not even a teeny tiny bit?
Globally, oil is traded in USD. It follows that the lower the value of the dollar, the more of them it takes to buy a barrel of oil. Might look like this:
The economy is in the shitter. Yet: oil is up. gold is up. Commodities are up. The Dow is up. Either the Empire State Building rising to meet the sky, or we are in the elevator on the way down. Which is more plausible?
Every other potential speculator has a storage problem. Due to the Bernank, everyone who has savings or retirement plans denominated in dollars, has debts denominated in dollars, or who does business in dollars, has therefore become a speculator.
The true cost of a barrel of oil also must include a big chunk of our defense budget. If the US were not so dependent on jihadi oil, our response to the Jihad would be very different than it has so far been, the entire WOT would most likely have been cheaper and over with by now.