Slant the news? Us?

Discussing the renewed push by liberals to close Guantanamo Bay and transfer the terrorists it holds to US soil, Britain’s Daily Mirror says this:

President Barack Obama ordered the closing of the Guantanamo detention centre when he took office in 2009, but that was blocked by a Republican-led bill that cut off funding to move the detainees to the US.

In 2009, Democrats controlled the Senate 58-42 and the vote to block funding was 90-6. That took me two seconds to dig up on the Internet. Just saying.

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6 responses to “Slant the news? Us?

  1. kc

    After I’ve worried about everything that we do know, I enjoy going on to worrying about what we don’t.

  2. Balzac

    Cheery thought: please see

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323353204578127374039087636.html?KEYWORDS=opinion+

    Chris Cox and Bill Archer explain that if the US government were obliged to present *honest* financial statements showing accrued liabilities for Social Security, Medicare and government employees’ pensions (like companies in the real, private economy must), the total liabilities would be $68 trillion, not $16 trillion, and the annual required contribution would be $8 trillion or more than 100% of all personal and corporate income. $ Bill: how would the economy work with 100+% tax rate on everyone?
    Conclusions: a) the media, like 10 year old girls, doesn’t like math. b) liberals like Durbin who say no cuts to these programs are needed, are dangerous arrogant fools, c) Obama……

  3. Chief Scrotum

    Blecchhhh…don’t the Feds expense everything they do? Govt accounting is a world away. What happens if they actually depreciate , say, a highway, for 30-40 years, instead of just expensing it?

    Maybe make GE pay taxes too while you’re at it.

  4. Mazama

    Wow. How did George W. Bush make the Democrat-controlled Senate vote against Obama’s plan to close Gitmo AFTER Bush was out of the White House?

    Which brings up this question again: how does Bush, supposedly the dumbest president continue to outsmart Barack Obama, supposedly the smartest president ever?

  5. Anonymous

    You need to write to the Daily Mail to correct their apparent ignorance. This is a ‘Conservative’ newspaper and I consider that they would not knowingly support “Sleeping with the Enemy”. Maybe they don’t know what ‘Democrat’ means?

  6. Fred2

    Yeah, let’s not get into the government not using GAAP -like principals in their accounting.

    That’s be too radical a change.