An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 17 August 2011
If I’m making such great knee progress, why does it hurt so much?
Well, that’s what the de Sade twins are telling me, that I’m doing terrific. I did my exercises while on my little excursion to Texas, so, I wouldn’t think one little session on the torture devises this afternoon would increase the agony this much. Wow. Pain seriously sucks.
And just why did they have to describe, in detail, exactly why there is continuing pain? They gave me a play by play of my surgery. UGH! Did I really want to know? Oh…I don’t flippin’ think so! Sawed off bones…pounded spikes…. JEEEEZ! I probably should have figured it out, but that’s not something I want to think about. Yeah….I’m a wuss!
Liberals Aren’t Funny, They’re a Riot!
by Ann Coulter
Like you, I’ve been horrified by the eruptions of mob violence around the globe this summer. But having spent the last two years researching and writing a book about mobs, I’m also grateful to the ruffians for taking to the streets so soon after my book was released.
Thanks, you dirty animals. I knew you wouldn’t let me down.
When I decided to write about mobs, it was a relatively peaceful period. But as long as there is evil in the world, mobs will never be finally defeated. And as long as there are liberals, there will be some people stoking the mobs.
It was only a matter of time, although even I didn’t expect it quite this soon.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack repeated the White House claim that food stamps and other forms of government welfare are stimulus programs in disguise, stating that when government gives out money, it is creating jobs.
The sad thing is, this administration really believes we are ALL as ignorant as his supporters.
I can think of billions they could make in cuts, right off the top of my head, and not touch our military. Cut ALL foreign aid to countries that hate us. Cut 90% of the government bureaucracies that do nothing but impede. And that’s just two!
The Spending Threat to Our National Defense
Consider it a warning from the highest levels of the U.S. government. Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta held a joint press event in Washington in which they cautioned that U.S. debtis jeopardizing America’s ability to ensure national security and preserve its interests abroad.
Under the Budget Control Act of 2011—the debt ceiling agreement enacted earlier this month—$350 billion in cuts to defense spending must be made over 10 years. But if Congress doesn’t reach an agreement on $1.5 trillion in deficit savings, $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts would be made. Half of those would come from the military’s budget by 2013. And Panetta said yesterday that those cuts would be disastrous:
This kind of massive cut across the board, which would literally double the number of cuts that we’re confronting, that would have devastating effects on our national defense; it would have devastating effects on certainly the State Department.
Clinton agreed. “It does cast a pall over our ability to project the kind of security interests that are in America’s interests,” she said. “This is not about the Defense Department or the State Department . . . This is about the United States of America. And we need to have a responsible conversation about how we are going to prepare ourselves for the future.”