Our Man In Tegucigalpa Is A Raving Lunatic

Whoopsies, someone better tell Hillary and Obama that their man in Tegucigalpa is a crazed, paranoid, anti-Semitic common commie criminal.

They’re torturing me, Honduras’ Manuel Zelaya claims

It’s been 89 days since Manuel Zelaya was booted from power. He’s sleeping on chairs, and he claims his throat is sore from toxic gases and “Israeli mercenaries” are torturing him with high-frequency radiation.

“We are being threatened with death,” he said in an interview with The Miami Herald, adding that mercenaries were likely to storm the embassy where he has been holed up since Monday and assassinate him.

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Honduran police spokesman Orlin Cerrato said he knew nothing of any radiation devices being used against the former president.

“He says there are mercenaries against him? Using some kind of apparatus?” Cerrato said. “No, no, no, no. Sincerely: no. The only elements surrounding that embassy are police and military, and they have no such apparatus.”

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Israeli government sources in Miami said they could not confirm the presence of any “Israelis mercenaries” in Honduras.

The evil Jews are torturing poor Zelaya with poson gas and radiation waves, they’re out to assasinate him! What a loon! And this is the crazy ass Chavez wannabe that the Obama administration has thrown in with. Oh, and remember that supposed “coup” the Obama administration is obsessed with punishing the Honduran government and people for? It turns out that it wasn’t a “coup” at all, under Honduran law, the removal of former President Zelaya was Constitutional.

CRS Report: Honduran ‘coup’ appears legit

In response to the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, the U.S. State Department cut off foreign aid to Honduras and stopped approving visas for government officials. The U.S. is even threatening now to de-legitimize that nation’s upcoming November elections, and has been treating the interim government of Roberto Micheletti as a rogue regime.

But State’s is not the only opinion. By way of contrast, a new report (click here for the pdf) from the Congressional Research Service bears out what our editorial board has been pointing out for months now: The situation in Honduras should not be a cause for concern in Washington. It should a relief.

President Zelaya, who was attempting to subvert the constitutional order of Honduras by seeking re-election (considered a crime there) was removed from office by the order of civilian authorities, and the constitutional order of succession was honored afterward.

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“The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service concluded the removal of former President Zelaya was Constitutional, and we must respect that,” Rep. Aaron Schock said today. “It’s unconscionable the administration would attempt to force Honduras to violate its own Constitution by cutting of foreign aid.”

See also:
HONDURAS: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ISSUES
Spinning Zelaya

So, the Obama Administration and the State Department picked the side with the crazed, paranoid, anti-Semitic common commie criminal, the same side Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and the Castro brothers are on. Go figure.

/I swear, these Obama Administration and State Department morons could watch a hundred episodes of the Road Runner cartoon and still bet on Wile E. Coyote

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You May As Well Tell Us Now Because We’re Going To Find Out Anyway

Gee, Obama’s delaying the release of obviously bad economic news until after his “deadline” for passing his monstrous, budget busting healthcare plan. How convenient.

President Obama to Delay Release of Mid-Session Budget Review

The Obama administration announced Monday that its Mid-Session Budget Review would not be released this month, as previously scheduled, but rather would be pushed to August.

The Obama administration’s projections of economic growth, the deficit and the unemployment rate in preliminary budget estimates in February and May have since been proven overly optimistic. As the president pushes for the House and Senate to pass health care reform legislation before adjourning for the August recess, it could complicate matters to have an official White House acknowledgment that the economy is far worse that it had predicted – especially as moderate Democrats in the House and Senate balk at the cost of the proposals.

But the administration argues that’s not what’s going on at all.

“Because of the unique circumstances of a transition year, we — like President George W. Bush in 2001 – are releasing the Mid-Session Review a few weeks later than as is usual in non-transition years,” said Kenneth Baer, the communications director for the Office of Management and Budget.

President George W. Bush’s first Mid-Session Budget Review was released on August 22, 2001 while President Bill Clinton’s first Mid-Session Budget Review was released on August 28, 1993.

As Josh Gerstein of Politico points out a Congressional Research Service report from 2007 says “the law requires such a mid-session report ‘before July 16’ each year, but the deadline has been blown off by many presidents, with President Ronald Reagan being the most habitual violator in recent years.”

Congressional Republicans immediately pounced, however, saying the delay was evidence of “an attempt to hide a record-breaking deficit as Democratic leaders break arms to rush through a government takeover of health care,” as House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, charged in a press release.

Boehner said that the Congressional Budget Office “confirmed last week that the Democrats’ plans will increase health care costs and add hundreds of billions to the deficit. Try as they might, the White House cannot hide the fact that the policies of this Administration have buried our children and grandchildren under historic debt. Washington Democrats are spending with reckless abandon, yet by burying this budget update until after Congress leaves town next month, the Administration is not willing to own up to the consequences of this dangerous fiscal agenda.”

See also:
Administration Delaying Release of Key Economic Report
White House delays budget update
UPDATE 1-As economy bites, White House delays budget review
White House to delay budget update
Obama’s mid-session budget review to be out in August
Obama Delays Mid-Session Budget Review to Mid-August (Update1)
Waiting for the Mid-Session Budget Review
White House delays economic report
Deficit Deceit

Of course, there’s a good reason they might want to play hide and seek with the numbers. I mean, after the last set of projections, how much worse can the deficits get?

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/they’re going to need a bigger graph