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Archive for 2 March 2009
Just for the record I have NOT been in favor of any of the bailouts not in the Bush administration nor the Obama administration. Not for the banks, the insurance companies, or the homeowners that purchased homes they can no longer afford. I have consistently questioned the notion that hard working Americans that have played by the rules should be on the hook for others ill fated financial behavior. This is very easily proven….the record is in the video archives of CNBC for any media outlet interested in representing the facts. Furthermore, the “rant heard around the world” (as it has been named by the media) on February 19th was spontaneous….not scripted….and any person, organization, or media outlet that claims otherwise IS INACCURATE. If one merely watches the video (which we’ve included here in this column or which you can find through this link) it is clear that I stopped talking several times and only continued my commentary because I was prompted by the “Squawk Box” anchors. Though it has been reported that I am a registered republican I have no political agenda and any person, organization, or media outlet that claims otherwise IS INACCURATE. I hope that the President and the final stimulus plan succeed.
Read the whole thing here.
…..or does this guy look familiar?
I don’t know…..maybe it’s just me.
Ok, just what is it with all of B. Hussein’s buds? Do they not think they have to pay their taxes? Is there some rule that anyone who B.O. wants in his cabinet must owe back taxes?
Ron Kirk, nominated as U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration, owes an estimated $10,000 in back taxes from earlier in the decade and has agreed to make his payments, the Senate Finance Committee said Monday.
Uh…..what would happen if you or I owed 10 grand in back taxes?
White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said Kirk was working to clear up “a few minor issues” uncovered by the committee and expressed confidence he would be confirmed.
The message being sent here…..as long as you are a friend of B. Hussein Obama, it’s ok to screw over the rest of the taxpayers. As a matter of fact, it’s damn near a requirement!
Federal authorities are increasingly deporting illegal immigrants through a fast-track program that bypasses court hearings, an effort by the federal government to save money, reduce backlogs and clear detention beds.
Works for me!
Attorneys, advocates and judges have raised concerns about the dramatic rise in fast-track deportations, saying they have resulted in many immigrants being deported without knowing their rights or understanding the consequences.
Rights? I wasn’t aware that illegal invaders had RIGHTS. Oh, I suppose they have the right to be treated humanely, but then again, don’t we have the right to shove criminals out of our home? At gunpoint? I suppose we could just shoot ‘em all, but that wouldn’t be very nice, would it. No, in accordance with the whining left, sending them home, in one piece, is the most humane manner of dealing with this problem. Although, I can think of a couple of folks who wouldn’t mind shooting a few of the criminals, just to send a MAJOR message.
“That is everyone’s underlying concern — is there due process here?” said Gilbert T. Gembacz, a retired immigration judge in Los Angeles. “Are people getting a full explanation? Are they getting a case-by-case review of all their options? I don’t think they are. I think they are being told, ‘Hi. You’re here illegally, and we are going to send you back.’ “
Hornswaggle and horse manure! I don’t remember anywhere in OUR Constitution where it was required for US to provide ILLEGAL INVADERS with legal representation.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities in Los Angeles counter that the program is voluntary and that deportation officers clearly explain to detainees their options, including the choice to see a judge. They said the program, known as “stipulated removal,” saves the government money and prevents immigrants from having to stay in detention when they would probably be deported by a judge anyway.
If they agree to stipulated removal, they often can be returned to their native country within a few days or weeks. Challenging their deportation, however, could take months.
Now see? What could be nicer? They are sent home quicker, so they can plan their RE-INVASION quicker. What’s the problem? Although, perhaps we should have a plan put in place to prevent their future illegal activity. Something like say…..land mines…..gators….gun turrets…and other similar deterrents.
As historic documents go, this one doesn’t look like much – a quick scribble on a scrap of paper five inches long and eight wide, the writing so rushed it’s barely legible.
But to historians and numismatists, the “resolution to print,” discovered recently in a file at Southern Methodist University’s DeGolyer Library, is “not only a link, but the missing link” from those frantic first days of the Republic of Texas.
“It was an order to publish the Texas Declaration of Independence and circulate it in Texas and in the United States to let them know the Texans had declared themselves independent from Mexico,” Houston author James P. Bevill said.
Unfortunately for Texas, there are those who do not have the same backbone as those who fought for Texas independence. Oh, there are some, and I’d stand by them in a heartbeat. Problem is, there are way too many who forgot who they declared independence from….and are now being ‘retaken’.
The pharmaceutical industry that long has benefited from Sen. Orrin G. Hatch´s legislative efforts has directed large sums of money to a charity he helped found – and still raises money for – while also hiring the Republican lawmaker’s son as a lobbyist.
Though Congress boasts that it is more transparent after passing new disclosure rules, Americans have had no way of knowing about the drugmakers’ largesse to the charity, Utah Families Foundation. No way, that is, until a normally confidential tax filing was mistakenly released by the Internal Revenue Service to a nonprofit database last year.
More fodder for TERM LIMITS! Oh, Congress is ‘transparent’ alright! We can see right through the scum suckers! 12 years/2 terms for Senators……8 years/4 terms for Representatives! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it up HERE with the whole lot of ‘em! Kick out ALL the bums. Not one single incumbent should be re-elected in 2010, and honestly, we need to get rid of some of them who are not up for re-election.
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
People on both sides of the issue say their primary concern is the welfare of children. But that’s where the agreement ends about who should and should not be able to adopt in Tennessee.
The bills’ advocates say that Tennessee law was never intended to allow unmarried couples to adopt but that the state attorney general and Department of Children’s Services interpreted it incorrectly. It’s clear children belong in “traditional” families, they say.
But those who oppose the bills say they would leave more children lingering in a state system that has made strides since a court ordered Tennessee to more swiftly connect eligible children with adoptive families.
As an adoptee, I think I’m not the best person to comment on something like this. As a Christian, I see homosexuality as a sin. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. As a baby who was given away like a puppy, I feel extremely blessed that there two people who had enough love for a child that wasn’t made ‘of their loins’. Perhaps, if laws didn’t make it so difficult for married couples to adopt these days, then there wouldn’t be a need to place a child in an unnatural setting. Then again, there are gays who make MUCH better parents than those who have them in the natural manner. I know the difference between right and wrong. I also know there are way too many abused and abandoned babies.
The resignation came a few days after Freddie Mac said it needed at least $15.2 billion in government aid because it lost nearly $59 billion last year as the foreclosure crisis mushroomed. The company said on Thursday that it lost $25.2 billion, or $4.47 a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss of $3.6 billion, or $3.80 a share, a year earlier.
In a statement, Freddie Mac said that Mr. Moffett indicated that he wants to return to a role in the financial services sector.
Dear Lord in Heaven….do NOT let that man anywhere near a financial institute. Hasn’t he does enough damage to one company in a relatively short period of time? Wasn’t he suppose to FIX the problems? Oh, wait a minute….maybe it’s cuz he didn’t get a big fat BONUS.
“We have worked with the Palestinian Authority to install safeguards that will ensure our funding is only used where and for whom it is intended and does not end up in the wrong hands,” Clinton said Monday at the international donors’ conference in Sharm el-Sheikh.
However, facts in the field indicate that it is virtually impossible to separate aid in Gaza from Hamas, which wrested control of the region from the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority nearly two years ago.
Just how stupid do you have to be to give money to the enemy of our ally? Reckon it’s called OBAMA STOOPID! My most sincere apologies to the people of Israel. I hope y’all know that not all of us approve of such a action.
Republican congressional leaders think runaway federal spending could drive a lot of Americans into the arms of the GOP.
“We must stage a comeback,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
Well, here’s a thought….how ’bout the Republican Party find it’s roots again? What do those yahoos think have driven people off in droves? Was it just the out of control spending? Well, that had a lot to do with it, but that is not the whole picture. Perhaps they should start listening to the folks they’ve lost, instead of the ‘inside the Beltway’ crowd. WE live in the real world, with REAL values….not political values. Compromising principles is NOT what We, The People will foolishly follow.
10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.
14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.