Saturday, June 5, 2010

New Government Jobs; Fidel Castro; and Paul McCartney;

95% of new jobs last month came from the GOVERNMENT!!  [Strangely, that does not keep our President from bragging!]  The Labor Department said on Friday payrolls rose 431,000 as the government hired 411,000 workers to conduct the population count. That was the largest monthly increase since March 2000 and marked a fifth straight month of gains.
But private employment, a barometer of labor market strength, increased just 41,000 after rising 218,000 in April, as employers opted to increase hours rather than hire new workers. The average workweek rose to 34.2 hours from 34.1 hours in April.
Fidel Castro speculated Wednesday that a nuclear strike on Iran might help President Barack Obama win a second term in the White House and also suggested the United States could attack North Korea.

Sir Paul McCartney's cheap shot aimed at former President George W. Bush at a White House event on Wednesday has prompted House Minority Leader John Boehner to demand an apology from the Beatle.

McCartney literally gushed over President Obama throughout his East Room concert.  “Getting this prize would just be good enough, but getting it from this president…” McCartney said letting his praise trail off as if there were vast volumes left unsaid.
The prize McCartney was given is the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, a lifetime achievement award bestowed by the Library of Congress.  "After the last eight years, it’s great to have a President who knows what a library is,” McCartney quipped.  [And of course, those in attendance laughed and cheered....]

1 comment:

  1. How much reverence for the United States of America must B.O. and his administration have that a visitor to this country would feel free to openly insult a former U.S. President...while at the White House?!?! Would "Sir" Paul ever dare to insult Royalty in his OWN country? Of course not. I would have loved to see him escorted OUT a.s.a.p.