Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It’s Barack Obama?
With the Democratic and Republican conventions and the impending election, politics is clearly top-of-mind
for many and online sharing is reflecting that trend. Forbes writes that despite many claims that President Obama is a “big spender,” he actually has spent less federal money than any president since Eisenhower. The article, which was shared over 354,000 times, writes that those claims are often based on the massive budget in 2009, but that budget was set by the Bush Administration and was in effect months before Obama took office. But that also means that all budgets through FY 2013 will be charged on the Obama account, “even if a President Willard M. Romney takes over the office on January 20, 2013.”
Obama Honored Fallen SEALs By Sending Their Parents a Form Letter Signed By Electric Pen
This week’s most shared post discusses a form letter President Obama sent to the families of the fallen U.S. service members who were killed in an August 6 helicopter crash. The post notes that the form letter Obama sent was written by an electric pen and hints that the president should have made a more personal appeal.
Media Strikes Back After Dirty Harry Dares to Mock Obama
The right-leaning calls Clint Eastwood’s “conversation” with President Obama, represented by an empty chair at the RNC, “glorious,” saying, “Eastwood hit Obama in every sweet spot we’ve been waiting for him to get hit on.” The opinionated article mocks comedians and the media, which the author says have been apologetic to Obama and haven’t hit him hard enough, while at 82 years old, “Dirty Harry is still pissing all the right people off.”
The Post Game
British Boy Stumbles Upon Extremely Valuable Whale Vomit
All those people combing the beach with metal detectors must be seething after an 8 year-old boy found a piece of whale vomit worth its weight in gold. This story of a boy who found a 1-pound piece of ambergris, a substance regurgitated from sperm whales that’s used to prolong the life of perfume, made headlines because of how much it’s worth: around $63,000. Now, what does an 8-year old do with that much money?
6 secret turn-ons for men
They may not be true secrets, but you may have never really thought too much about them. Match.com posts six “secret” turn-ons for men, which include: He loves that you indulge at dinnertime, he loves your occasional outbursts, he loves that you aren’t a neat freak, he loves your extra padding, he’s fascinated by your knowledge of the things you’re passionate about, and he loves a good head rub from you. They’re definitely subjective (the post was written by a guy), but each turn-on is supported by interviews and doctors who know their stuff.