An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 26 April 2010
President Barack Obama’s favorite rhetorical device is to lecture the American people about what are and are not “legitimate” public policy arguments. So throughout the health care debate, President Obama insisted that it was “not legitimate” to claim that “a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a single-payer system.” This despite the fact that Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and Nobel Prize winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman were all caught on video explaining to single-payer advocates that the public option was exactly that.
Now the President is bringing the same audacity to the health care debate, telling a handpicked audience at New York’s Cooper Union: “Now, there is a legitimate debate taking place about how best to ensure taxpayers are held harmless in this process. But what is not legitimate is to suggest that we’re enabling or encouraging future taxpayer bailouts, as some have claimed. That may make for a good sound bite, but it’s not factually accurate.”
A sinkhole has shut down a portion of Highway 64 in Wayne County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The problem was being blamed on the heavy rains that fell Saturday.
THP officials said Sunday there was a 50 foot section down the middle of the road that cracked and sank several feet near Savannah. In addition, the eastbound shoulder dropped down 5 feet.
An engineer with the Tennessee Department of Transportation requested both lanes be shut down and all traffic be rerouted.
Crews estimated the repairs should be finished by the middle of the week.
Peachy. Well, I guess it’s a good thing I don’t have to go east on 64 to get to the doc’s this afternoon! And here, I thought they were making fairly decent progress on getting that road done. I’m trying to think of which way the traffic could be rerouted without making your trip an extra hour. Hmmm…
Just how bisexual is Gregg Kravitz? His political career may pivot on the answer. Kravitz is a 29-year-old former stockbroker from Philadelphia, who is running for the Pennsylvania statehouse. He claims to be a bisexual.
His opponent in the Democratic primary, incumbent Babette Josephs, says Kravitz is lying about who he sleeps with in order to curry favor with gay voters. Josephs claims she met a woman at a fundraiser who identified herself as Kravitz’s girlfriend. “I outed him as a straight person,” Josephs announced.
“I do have a girlfriend,” Kravitz conceded in an interview with The Daily Caller, “but I am a bisexual man, which means I am attracted to both men and women.” Kravitz says he has been involved with girlfriend Leah Greenspoon since they met on New Years Eve, and ultimately could see himself married to either a man or a woman. “I’m very happy in the relationship that I’m in, but it doesn’t mean you’re not attracted to other people,” adding that he’s “disappointed that I have to use my time and energy to respond to blatant lies about my sexuality.”
This is what Democrat candidates spend their time and energy doing? Running on whether or not one of them offends God on a regular basis, and is proud of that fact? How low can these people stoop?
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
It’s not that hard to understand! To actually proudly insist that he’s in sin, in order to curry favor with others who offend God, that’s just beyond my comprehension.
Why are the Democrats so obsessed with sex? Of any kind? Always pointing out the sins of others, yet never admitting their own. Blatantly flaunting, and promoting, any number of offenses, yet never see those four fingers pointing back at themselves? And this guy….I don’t even know what to make of him. He obviously can’t make up his mind about his own life, yet expects the voters of his Pennsylvania district to trust him to make choices concerning theirs? Seriously?