An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 23 April 2010
Even the folks in Podunk, Tennessee are brighter than the idjits in D.C.
I’m sure you’ve heard by now:
A U.S. military judge on Friday cleared a Navy SEAL of any wrongdoing in the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American contractors.
The Blackwater contractors’ burned bodies were dragged through the streets and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates river in the former insurgent hotbed of Fallujah in an attack that shocked Americans and galvanized U.S. support for the war.
After a daylong trial and fewer than two hours considering the evidence, Navy Judge Cmdr. Tierny Carlos found Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe of Yorktown, Virginia, not guilty of dereliction of duty, a spokesman said.
While I’m more than pleased this young man has been found not guilty, it still irritates me that these charges were brought in the first place!
While perusing through the local fish wrap yesterday, I happened across an ad for a restaurant. I had seen the place on my way to get gas at the NO ETHANOL type gas station, but had never gone in. It’s where the bad Chinese place was for a while. We had intended to check it out, just never got around to it. Well, after seeing that ad, I KNEW we had to go, and often. Why? Well, it’s the ONLY smoking restaurant in the area, THAT’S why! No, it doesn’t serve alcohol, but you have to be over 21 to eat there…an exception that was made in the no smoking law they shoved on the residents of Tennessee.
Well, odds are, if the food sucked, we’d go occasionally, just to help keep ‘em open. What a pleasant surprise to find the food not only didn’t suck, it was pretty dadburn good! AND, as an added bonus, there was actually a LARGE variety of selections on the menu. The icing on the cake, so to speak, was the HOME MADE brownie cheesecake. OMG! If nothing else, we’ll be back for THAT! I’m thinking Heaven must be a lot like that.
So, if you are ever in the neighborhood of Savannah, Tennessee, in Hardin County, and want to sit down for a really good meal, without a bunch of screaming kids running around, and want to relax after your meal with a smoke, instead of rushing out the door, make sure you check out Heidi’s! Right there on Florence Rd, on the way to, what else….Florence, AL. It might not be much to look at (might have been a service station at one time), but it sure is worth stopping….ESPECIALLY that brownie cheesecake!
Now, it’s time for a nap!
President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law will increase the nation’s health care tab instead of bringing costs down, government economic forecasters concluded Thursday in a sobering assessment of the sweeping legislation.
I’m thinking this is one of those “told ya so” moments!
A report by economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department said the health care remake will achieve Obama’s aim of expanding health insurance — adding 34 million Americans to the coverage rolls.
The Fatal Flaws of the Wall Street Bailout Bill
Speaking to an audience of big business and big labor executives (including Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein, Bank of America’s Bruce Thompson and SEIU’s Andy Stern) at New York’s Cooper Union, President Barack Obama noted “the furious efforts of industry lobbyists to shape” the financial regulation bill “to their special interests.” Obama then admitted, “I am sure that many of those lobbyists work for some of you. But I am here today because I want to urge you to join us, instead of fighting us in this effort.” Obama should have saved his breath. Wall Street and big labor lobbyists have already joined forces to make sure the current Senate legislation has become a Wall Street Bailout Bill.
Hypocrite doesn’t even begin to cover it!
The radicals in Washington are giving the Marxists in Venezuela a run for their money.
Senate Democrats have gathered in the Rules Committee to eliminate the filibuster.
THEN-SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): “What [The American People] Do Not Expect Is For One Party, Be It Republican Or Democrat, To Change The Rules In The Middle Of The Game So They Can Make All The Decisions While The Other Party Is Told To Sit Down And Keep Quiet.” “What they do not expect is for one party, be it Republican or Democrat, to change the rules in the middle of the game so they can make all the decisions while the other party is told to sit down and keep quiet. The American people want less partisanship in this town, but everyone in this Chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster, if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate, then the fighting, the bitterness, and the gridlock will only get worse.” (Sen. Obama, Congressional Record, S.3512, 4/13/05)
THEN-SEN. JOE BIDEN (D-DE): “I Pray God When The Democrats Take Back Control, We Don’t Make The Kind Of Naked Power Grab You Are Doing.” (Sen. Biden, Congressional Record, S.5737, 5/23/05)
SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “The Need To Muster 60 Votes In Order To Terminate Senate Debate Naturally Frustrates The Majority And Oftentimes The Minority. I Am Sure It Will Frustrate Me When I Assume The Office Of Majority Leader In A Few Weeks. But I Recognize This Requirement Is A Tool That Serves The Long-Term Interest Of The Senate And The American People And Our Country.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.11591, 12/8/06)
• REID: “Mr. President, The Filibuster Is Not A ‘Procedural Gimmick.’ The Filibuster Is An Important Check On Executive Power And Part Of Every Senator’s Right To Free Speech In The United States Senate.” (Sen. Harry Reid, “Reid Floor Statement On Nuclear Option,” Press Release, 5/17/05)
This isn’t just a power grab….it’s a SEIZE of power. Hugo Chavez comes to mind.