I don’t think so. Therefore, drop by this page and take a look at a new album you can pick up November 15th at any Starbucks across the country. Your friend and mine Ari Shapiro is one of the singers and he’s fantastic. It’s got something for everyone (including a few tracks you can listen to now).
1. White Christmas
2. White Christmas (part II) featuring Saori Yuki
3. Shchedryk (Ukrainian Bell Carol)
4. Santa Baby
5. Elohai, N’tzor
6. Little Drummer Boy
7. Congratulations – A Happy New Year Song
8. Do You Hear What I Hear?
9. La Vergine Degli Angeli
10. We Three Kings
11. A Snowglobe Christmas
12. Ocho Kandelikas (Eight Little Candles)
13. Silent Night
14. Auld Lang Syne
Is just simply must reading. Ari shows exactly how little the misleading methodology of the White House has changed from Bush to Obama. Change, Mr. Obama? Hardly.
The essay begins
A preliminary report released Wednesday by the federal commission investigating the BP oil spill blames the Obama administration for misrepresenting “the amount and fate of the oil” in the Gulf of Mexico. “By initially underestimating the amount of oil flow and then, at the end of the summer, appearing to underestimate the amount of oil remaining in the Gulf,” the report says, “the federal government created the impression that it was either not fully competent to handle the spill or not fully candid with the American people about the scope of the problem.”
Incompetence doesn’t even get to the heart of the matter. Gross idiocy comes closer. Listen to this-
This report by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling reveals for the first time where that 5,000 barrel-a-day figure came from. A government scientist devised that figure, and it became the administration’s operating estimate for a month — even though, according to the report, “there is no indication that the scientist had expertise in estimating deep-sea flow velocity from video data or that he used an established or peer-reviewed methodology.”
In other words, the White House got a dilettante to do the estimate. It might as well have asked me or you to do it. We could have done just as bad a job.
Read Ari’s entire report. But take your blood pressure medicine before. The one thing you’ll take away from it: the government can’t help lying to the American people. And when they get caught at it, act like the press is at fault.