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Archive for 13 February 2009
Speaker Pelosi: “As we gather here today, the American people are watching and waiting. They want to see if we can act on their behalf. They want to know if we have heard their pleas. They’re concerned about their jobs — whether they can hold them. Those who have lost their jobs are concerned about how they are going to be able to have any economic stability for their families. They’re concerned about their health care. They’re concerned about putting food on the table.”
Well, unfortunately, they didn’t hear our “pleas”. We screamed as loud as we could……NO! Yes, we understand, thanks to your lack of leadership and common sense, we, as a nation, find ourselves in a ‘doom and gloom’ scenario. Who brought about the banking problems? Who are the ones making matters much worse? Why dear Madam Speaker…..that would be YOU and your fellow feckless weasels.
And then, we have this:
I held out little hope for common sense to prevail. I was right. Washington, D.C. no longer reflects the will of the people.
Blackburn Votes No On Democrat Spending Bill
Big Government Stimulus Won’t Create Jobs
Washington, Feb 13 - Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) today voted against a trillion-dollar spending bill that does little to create the jobs this economy urgently needs. The stimulus package, which costs $1.1 trillion dollars when interest on the massive debt it creates is calculated, could have a price tag as high as $3 trillion if some provisions are made permanent. The federal government will have spent $263,000 per job to fulfill the Democrat leader’s dubious promise of 3 million jobs. Included in this “emergency funding” is $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, $300 million for golf carts, and a staggering $8 billon for a high speed rail line from Los Vegas to Los Angeles (possibly the largest earmark ever written).
“It is appropriate that this bill was passed on Friday the 13th because it is destined to become a curse on future generations. In voting no, I asked myself if there was any chance that this bill would create more Tennessee jobs this year than if the taxpayers were allowed to just keep more of their money. For me, that answer was a clear no. As such, I could not justify the massive debt this bill will incur on our country.”
Thanks to Kay Brooks, I can see the my rep, Marsha Blackburn stuck to her guns, and voted NO! It’s a real shame the TN Dhimmis are so clueless.
Yes, we are all in a horror movie. We didn’t volunteer to star, but that’s what are! We all have a starring role in Washington, D.C.’s latest version of the old slasher movie.
Welcome to the New World! Where sweat and tears to succeed are replaced by blood and guts of failure.
Top billing? Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and The ONE!
Although, truth be told, that knife should be pictures, firmly planted in our backs.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) predicted on Thursday that none of his Senate colleagues would “have the chance” to read the entire final version of the $790-billion stimulus bill before the bill comes up for a final vote in Congress.
“No, I don’t think anyone will have the chance to [read the entire bill],” Lautenberg told CNSNews.com.
You never, EVER, sign on to something you haven’t read! Do you go buy a car without reading the fine print? Do you sign a contract without knowing what’s in it? Oh hell no! So, why, for the love of all that’s holy, would those morons in D.C. even consider voting for a bill when NONE of them have a clue as to what, exactly, is in it???? Key word? MORONS!
If they want this money, let them take out of THEIR pockets, NOT OURS!
Facebook member Jeffrey posted this to his “Notes”:
Debt Ceiling Raised to 12.1 Trillion
Today at 10:27am
I was curious, so I decided to take the number to a personal level.
Lets first put the zeros in…..
$12,100,000,000,000 (please correct me if I am wrong)
Now, I am in fair shape, so my regular heart beat is around 60 BPM
Thats 3600 beats per hour
86,400 beats per day
jumping up to a year….
31,536,000 beats per year
Now, I figure on living at least until I am 80
That comes to an astounding 2,522,880,000 beats per lifetime….
Is anybody listening?
Simple answer? No.
Federal investigators arrived in Clarence Center today to examine the smoldering wreckage of a commercial plane that crashed into a home just after 10:15 p.m. Thursday, immolating the aircraft and home and killing 50 people.
The first task for the 14 investigators will be retrieving the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of the plane, which plunged into a home on Long Street.
Victims’ bodies will also begin to be recovered from the site, with the aid of a medical examiner, said Steve Chealander, a National Transportation Safety Board member who arrived in the area early today to inspect the scene.
My prayers are with the families of the victims, the community, and with those whose daunting task it is to work on this.
One of the victims of Continental Flight 3407, Beverly Eckert, was a Sept. 11 widow who put her never-ending grief to good use to make the country safer.
Just last week, Eckert was at the White House with Barack Obama, part of a meeting the president had with relatives of those killed in the 2001 attacks and the bombing of the USS Cole to discuss how the new administration would handle terror suspects.
Lord grant her, and all the other victims of this horrible tragedy, peace.
“Right now, we have a once in a generation chance to act boldly, to turn adversity into opportunity, and use this crisis as a chance to transform our economy for the 21st century,” Obama said Thursday. “That is the driving purpose of the recovery and reinvestment plan.”
The plan is the signature initiative of the fledgling Obama administration, which is betting that combining tax cuts of just a few dollars a week for most workers with an infusion of hundreds of billions of dollars of government spending over the next few years will arrest the economy’s fall.
As many, MANY, economists has tried to tell him, along with folks with just plain ol’ common sense….something that is sorely lacking in Washington, D.C……this Porkulus bill will do NOTHING to aid the economy. Call, write emails, show up at their damn doorstep if you can, let them know We, THE PEOPLE, who pay their salaries, do NOT approve of their irresponsible actions!
Several Tennessee lawmakers have signed on to a legal action intended to force President Barack Obama to turn over his birth certificate and other documents to prove his citizenship, an effort rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court in an earlier case.
Tennessee Reps. Eric Swafford, Stacey Campfield, Glen Casada and Frank Niceley have all agreed to be plaintiffs in a planned legal action by a Russian immigrant in California who has challenged whether Obama meets constitutional criteria to be president.
Good for them. Personally, I’d like ALL those records made public, actual certified birth certificate, all school records, passport records, etc. If he’s legal, ok, no problem. If not….then get that SOB out of the White House, and void every single act he’s taken since 20 January! Stop pussy footing around. What’s he got to hide? For a guy who spouted ‘transparency’, I haven’t see diddly! Kind of wish my Rep had signed on. Wonder why he didn’t? Thought he was gonna rock some boats.
The chairman of Compuware Corp. is defending the hiring of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a convicted felon, as an account executive.
Peter Karmanos acknowledges that Kilpatrick has a “checkered background.” But he says he’s talented and “uniquely qualified” to call on customers who want to put health-care records in electronic form.
Oh yeah….he’s qualified alright. He knows ALL about putting stuff in “electronic form”. If I did business with that company, I’d put a hault to it, real quick.
Defending the White House in the wake of Sen. Judd Gregg’s withdrawal as Commerce Secretary, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said it is not “amateur hour” and that the Obama administration is still doing better than President Clinton was at this point.
“Some may call it amateur hour. Having been in two separate White Houses, I’m more than — and within our third week given this set of accomplishments — measure them up,” said Mr. Emanuel, who served as a senior adviser in the Clinton White House from 1993 to 1998.
Every time B. Hussein starts flapping his gums, I feel like I’m watching Howdy Doody! Oh, I’ve no doubt there are some folks working in the WH who know exactly what they are doing, but BO ain’t one of ‘em! I just want to know which one of them is pulling the strings on the ‘puppet’.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is fighting a court order that would force it to reveal an internal report on anti-Israel bias. The media giant has reportedly spent 200,000 British pounds (roughly $280,000) on the case.
The legal battle was started by attorney Steven Sugar of London, who contends that the report on bias in its coverage must be made public under the Freedom of Information Act. The 20,000-word report is rumored to have concluded that the BBC’s coverage was biased against Israel, a conclusion that Sugar says is of public interest.
Anyone with two gray cells already KNOWS the BBC is anti-Israel. We don’t need a ‘report’. Sadly, there are too many folks in GB who have no clue they are being spoon fed crap!
Was CNN ever objective? I honestly don’t know. One thing is for sure, if they once were, many moons ago, they definitely aren’t anymore! Comparing B. Hussein to Lincoln? The next thing you know, they are going to claim he’s Lincoln’s long lost great great grandson, or some such other ridiculous thing. Welp, if B. Hussein wants to be Abraham Lincoln, why not let him? Coming soon to a neighborhood near you…….
CIVIL WAR: The Sequel!
47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
48What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?
An economics professor with a blog sure doesn’t seem to! Greg Mankiw