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Archive for 23 June 2009
I have been trying to figure out how to post a grabbed screen. I grabbed it, I saved it, and I can’t get it to post. It was suppose to save as a .jpg, but I guess it didn’t. So….HELP! Hey….I’m trying to learn here!
Anyways, I just wanted to ask….why would the Associated Press need to check out my blog? Hmmmm??? Don’t they have work to do?
Ah ha! Thanks Cindy!
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.” ~ Adolf Hitler
“One man with a gun can control 100 without one…. Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms.” ~ Vladimir I. Lenin
“Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.” ~ Janet Reno, former US Attorney General, 1993
“Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of Americans to feel safe.” ~ Dianne Feinstein, US Senator, 1993 (who carries)
Fred over at Real Debate Wisconsin has the story. Way to go, Racine!! I have to say, with everything that is going on today, I’m sooo glad my representatives are serving my needs.
About $1.1 million set aside for family planning in the state will now be distributed mostly to local health organizations and not the taxpayer-supported abortion provider. Susan Allen of Tennessee Right to Life was there for the vote. “In the House, the vote was 69-to-22,” she notes, “and in the Senate, 25-to-7.”
Allen is thankful that Planned Parenthood will no longer receive the annual automatic nod from the state. “For approximately 40 years, Planned Parenthood was given preferential treatment in the Tennessee state law for getting family planning funds that are under Title X from the federal government,” she explains.
Earlier this year, Lila Rose of Live Action conducted an undercover video probe at Memphis Planned Parenthood, during which she posed as a 14-year-old girl impregnated by an older man. A staff member advised her how to obtain the abortion without identifying the molester. Allen believes Rose’s revelation had an effect on lawmakers.
Yesterday, the White House released new rules for counting the number of jobs created by President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus plan. Governors, mayors, and contractors will be required to keep track of every full-time, full-year job funded by Obama’s stimulus, but they are not required to submit their data to the federal government until October of this year. White House budget office deputy director Rob Nabors told the AP: “If governors or mayors or contractors make up numbers, it’s not going to take long for that to come to light.” But what about Vice Presidents? If this data isn’t even going to be collected until October, then why was Vice President Joe Biden running around the country earlier this month claiming Obama’s stimulus “has already created 150,000 jobs around the country.” Talk about making stuff up.
The Obama administration’s newfound commitment to accuracy in stimulus job counting comes at the same time that Americans are rapidly losing faith in the effectiveness of his stimulus plan. The Washington Post released a new poll today showing that “barely half of Americans are now confident that President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus measure will boost the economy.” The Post continues: “What was once a clearly positive assessment of the program among independents (56 to 39 percent) is now an almost even split (50 to 47 percent).” The poll also identified some of the reasons more Americans are losing faith in the $787 billion deficit spending plan. Almost nine in ten Americans say they are “very” or “somewhat” concerned about the size of the federal deficit, and independents now say they favor smaller government with fewer services to a larger government with more services by a 61% to 35% margin. That is compared to a 52% to 44% margin a year ago.
The markets have also been casting a vote of no confidence in Obama’s economic policies. Bond market “vigilantes” – those major institutional buyers of government debt impervious to soaring rhetoric and political promises – have reawakened and want to see concrete steps toward getting the $2 trillion deficit under control. The effect of the projected massive government borrowing, however, is to drive interest rates as much as a full percentage point higher yet. This will mean higher interest rates for consumer loans, mortgage loans, business loans, etc. Instead of a 6.5 percent mortgage rate, home buyers will face a 7.5 percent rate. The debt-based Obama economic stimulus plan is about to become a major drag on the recovery.
And there is no end in sight to the federal government’s profligate spending. The two leading health care reform bills that have been scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) weighed in at $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion. And on top of adding one of the most expensive new entitlements in American history, Congressional Democrats are planning to increase discretionary spending by another 8% this summer.
When selling their economic stimulus to the nation, the Obama administration set a clear benchmark of 138.6 million jobs in the U.S. economy by the end of 2010. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy currently employs 132.2 million people. The President has 6.4 million jobs to go.
Let’s face it…..this administration is so full of male bovine excrement, that the stench is causing the walruses in the arctic circle to gag!
ObamaCare: A Symptom
by J.D. Longstreet
Some really good questions to ask yourself before going all ga-ga for ObamaCare. Here’s a tiny snippet:
All of this prompts me to ask the obvious question: Just how dumb does Obama and his cohort in Washington think we are, anyway? Pretty dumb, I suspect. After all, Americans DID elect Obama and the other socialist in Congress to the offices they hold. That fact, alone, convinced this scribe of the extremely high ignorance factor amongst Americans in so far as politics is concerned.
Obama’s election was a huge; I MEAN HUGE, victory for ignorance in America. There is simply no other way to explain the man’s election.
I agree with that last paragraph 100%. Can we fully blame the American public education for the rampant stupidity that we are seeing today? No, not completely. Intelligent people will do their best to educate themselves when the education system fails them. I have to put some of the blame on parents, for not insisting their kids read books written by people who are NOT pushing the socialist agenda. But that’s just me.
Go, read J.D.’s post, and think really hard about the big question…..who would want to be a doctor under the plan being shoved down our throats?