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Archive for 28 April 2010
Democrats have decided that in order to prevent Wall Street from starting more financial meltdowns, wrecking the economy and leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag, we need to give more oversight authority to the same government employees who were busy surfing Internet porn as private investors frantically tried to warn them about Bernie Madoff.
The Democrats’ financial “reform” bill also includes a $50 billion bailout fund — that’s million with a “B” — that will save the Democrats from the unpleasant task of having to go on record voting for another Wall Street bailout.
Under the Democrats’ bill, the FDIC will distribute the bailout money to Wall Street bankers without Congress having to take any action at all. (In the House version, the slush fund for the Democrats’ Wall Street friends is $150 billion.)
Probably. If they had, perhaps, they wouldn’t have their knickers in a twist, shouting racist. I seriously doubt that D’Bama had read it either before spouting off, in his usual ignorant way.
So, as a public service, I am linking the bill here:
The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of Arizona. The legislature declares that the intent of this act is to make attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local government agencies in Arizona. The provisions of this act are intended to work together to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.
Now, go read the rest of it. It’s only 17 pages long, as opposed to the thousands of pages the lefties and their ‘leader’ haven’t read yet either.
I’m not saying I’ve made up my mind who I’m gonna support in the gubernatorial primary, but I sure do like Ron Ramsey’s ads. I’m all for shoving a boot… well, that’s not what he says, but I guess that’s just the way I think. Heh.
Islamic terrorists are always looking for new ways to escape detection and carry out their attacks. One of their latest ideas is using children as suicide bombers.
The growing phenomenon may soon spread beyond the Middle East to the rest of the world.
Islamonazis hate children! What other explanation can there be?
Strategies in the global war against Islamic terrorism are taking very different roads in 2010. The Obama administration hopes downplaying Islamic extremism may help when dealing with Muslim countries.
D’Bama can ‘downplay’ all he wants. All the bowing and scraping and sucking up isn’t going to change a thing!
Terror groups, however, are taking extremism to new levels by indoctrinating Muslim children in the deadly art of suicide bombing.
It must be utterly exhausting to carry around so much hatred. Perhaps that’s why they feel they must pass it along to their children. Or maybe they’ve decided they’ve had too many children, and feel they must get rid of some of them?
“In Pakistan, thousands of children are being educated in madrassahs,” she said. “In Iraq, handicapped children are being blown up at polling stations. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is paying up to $12,000 per child, donated to them by their own families.”
$12,000? They are putting a pretty cheap price on their own children.
Goldstein examined the world of Palestinian child bombers in her award-winning film, The Making of a Martyr. “The state television, the school textbooks, the radio media, their print media, music videos are all teaching these children to become suicide bombers,” Goldstein said. “They’re teaching them to hate life and love death.”
And yet, there are way too many in this country that actually SUPPORT these pigs! Liberal American Jews among them.
“They have 230 children between the ages of 7 and 18 who they are now in the process of deradicalization education,” Goldstein said.
In the meantime, she says international human rights groups like Amnesty International have shown little interest in the issue.
Of course not! Amnesty International is too busy condemning the American military to concern themselves with slaughtered children!
The Senate’s Goldman Kabuki
The New York Times reports this morning, “Politicians like nothing more than a convenient foil, and Democrats locked in a stubborn impasse with Republicans over new rules to govern Wall Street believe they have found a gold-plated one in Goldman Sachs. Democrats say the convergence of their push for an overhaul of financial regulation and a prominent federal securities case against the prestigious investment firm is a matter of coincidence, not planning.” Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) added: “If the disclosures at these hearings are not the final nail that persuades the American people to demand this be done now, I don’t know what would be.”
Americans are steadily losing confidence in their ability to get healthcare and pay for it, despite the passage of healthcare reform legislation, according to a survey published on Wednesday.
Personally, I find that headline utterly ridiculous.
healthcare n. The prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions.
How can Americans lose confidence in that? No, the way I see it, Americans are losing confidence in the government’s invasion of THEIR personal healthcare.
“Strikingly, Americans expect the situation to worsen significantly in the next three months,” said Gary Pickens, chief research officer at Thomson Reuters.
“The thing I thought was interesting was … the level of sentiment about future expectations worsened more. The future outlook seems to be causing the people we interviewed angst.”
Perhaps they should have titled this article “Americans losing confidence in the Federal Government’s ability to provide healthcare”. Wouldn’t that be a LOT more accurate?
“I think it may have something to do with the reform legislation,” Pickens said in a telephone interview. “Getting legislation through hasn’t reassured Americans,” he added. “People are being unclear about what it means for them.”
Why do these people always assume that the American people are ignorant? A vast majority KNOWS ‘what it means for them’. Higher taxes, fewer choices, incompetent care, and yes, ‘death panels’, just to name a few.
“What we saw last summer was a big difference by political party,” he said. Republicans strongly opposed healthcare reform.
Obviously. The Democrats have foster a dependence mentality. The Republicans and Independents prefer self sufficiency.
Pickens predicts older Americans may be among the most worried. “I think I would have angst because of the prospect of significant cost cuts, cutbacks in federal programs including Medicare,” he said.
Perhaps if people would more self reliant, and would stop expecting their fellow tax payers to take care of them in their old age, older Americans wouldn’t have such concerns.
In February, when the index fell to 98, a statistically significant number of people said they had delayed filling or did not fill a prescription in the past three months and expected to delay or cancel a diagnostic test in the next three months.
Honestly, I would think this had more to do with the economy than healthcare coverage. Even with the best of coverage, you’re still going to have to pay something out of pocket. Well, unless of course, you’re some union lacky, and believe your healthcare is totally ‘free’.
In March, more people said they had lost or reduced their health insurance coverage in the past three months or that they expected to delay or cancel an elective surgical procedure.
Contrary to what the media keeps saying, people are still losing jobs, so naturally, if they have health insurance through the company, they lose their insurance. If companies paid an employee the same amount they are putting into company health care insurance, then wouldn’t it be logical people could have private coverage?
For some reason, when I think of ‘elective surgical procedure’, I think cosmetic. Now, if that’s the case, there is a huge difference between want and need. You might want that bigger pair of boobs, but you do not NEED them. I’ve never understood why any insurance company would cover such procedures.
No, it’s not “healthcare” Americans have a problem with….it’s the Federal Giverment that is the issue. We no longer have ANY confidence in them at all!
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