Sources here if you've forgotten the wild exaggerations:
For the humorous take on events via the Onion, read here.
If this can be grossly exaggerated in the US....then in Haiti, where reporters have to actually like, fly there, get off a plane, leave the airport....and drive around in Haiti...already a fucking dangerous place before the earthquake.....then mark my words: the real number of deaths in Haiti is much lower than the numbers being qtd. as buried in a mass gave near Port Au Prince.
In other news...when Obama's term is up....keep these things in mind depending on how you feel about the deficit and party lines when it comes to economics:
On March 14, 2008, then Sen. Obama voted in favor of the 2009 budget which authorized $3.1 trillion in federal outlays along with a projected $400 billion deficit. The 51-44 vote that morning was strongly along party lines with only two Republicans saying "Yes."
On March 14, 2008, then Sen. Obama voted in favor of the 2009 budget which authorized $3.1 trillion in federal outlays along with a projected $400 billion deficit. The 51-44 vote that morning was strongly along party lines with only two Republicans saying "Yes." When the final conference report was presented to the House on June 5, not one Republican voted for it. This means the 2009 budget was almost exclusively approved by Democrats, with "Yeas" coming from Obama, his Vice President Joe Biden, his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
AND in a final bit of doubletalk: ""I don't think an ideology should be fought through constraining measures but through ideas," Mohammed Moussaoui, the head of a coalition of Muslim organizations, said in an interview. "It's very difficult to talk about the liberation of women through a law that constrains.""
- the above is a Muslim saying that a law banning women from wearing the veil to cover their faces is a law that constrains....like the edict that socially they should cover their faces to all but their husband and family members....odd.
Remember all those speeches saying "no increase in taxes for the middle class in America" that Obama made.....suckers.