Monday’s Quick Hits

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Cellphone Fines
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Easter Egg Roll
  • Saturday Night Live

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The Netanyahu Speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be delivering a speech to a joint session of Congress today (Tuesday) at 9:00 a.m. Mountain time. I’ll be watching because I don’t have a life.

The speech is supposed to be about nuclear weapons and Iran, but it’s about more than just that.

Netanyahu was invited to give the speech by Speaker of the House John Boehner and then Boehner told the White House something like, “Hey, look who accepted my invitation.” There’s such a dislike for President Barack Obama by Boehner, this really isn’t all that absurd.

According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, “Nearly half of American voters — 48 percent — say that congressional Republicans should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Tuesday without first notifying President Barack Obama. (Source)

As of this morning, The Hill is reporting that “at least 55 Democrats — eight senators and 47 House members — are vowing to skip the speech.”

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Long Form Birth Certificate

I was kind of amazed this morning when I heard that President Obama was going to hold a briefing about his birth certificate. I was amazed because we have so many more important issues like the debt, gas prices, and unemployment that we should be dealing with. We had also just heard that CIA Director Leon Panetta would be the next Secretary of Defense and Gen. David Petraeus would move into the CIA chief’s job.

Instead of important issues we had briefing about a birth certificate. There was the President about 9:45 a.m. (eastern time) on television – even some of the networks broke in on their regular programming to cover it. Thankfully the Cartoon Network stayed with its regular programming!

The Obama team even posted a copy of his “Long Form Birth Certificate” on the White House blog, which you can view HERE.

Obama called the issue surrounding his birth certificate, “silliness.” I agree. Continue reading