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Archive for 27 December 2011
The White House plans to ask Congress by the end of the week for an increase in the government’s debt ceiling to allow the United States to pay its bills on time, according to a senior Treasury Department official on Tuesday.
The approval is expected to go through without a challenge, given that Congress is in recess until later in January and the request is in line with an agreement to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013.
Uh…no Bubba…what you NEED is your sorry ass kicked to the curb, and as soon as is humanly possible! And anyone who allows you to suck any more money from our pockets needs to be in the gutter with you!!
I know I can’t be the only one who KNOWS a full year, also known as 12 months, of the payroll tax cut is BETTER than a miniscule 2 months.
Fellow blogger, Peter, linked this article from the 15th yesterday on Facebook. To say I’m dumbstruck is an understatement!
It is part of the sweet Christmas tradition for children across the country, penning a festive wish list to Santa, hoping they are not on the naughty list.
While most youngsters do everything to keep on Santa’s good side, one schoolgirl has torn up tradition and used her festive wish list to issue Father Christmas with an ultimatum: gifts or he gets it.
Demanding Mekeeda Austin, 13, warned Father Christmas that he will be ‘killed’ if he fails to deliver at least two of her long list of lavish gifts.
Ya know, it’s pretty bad when there are kids who have the mentality they are owed, and deserve, every damn thing they want, or will threaten violence if they don’t get it. But what’s even worse than the little ingrates? The parents of said useless child!
But her mother Tracey, 40, is not punishing her for the letter and has vowed to meet her daughter’s demands saying: ‘You don’t want to get on the wrong side of Mekeeda.’
She said: ‘When I first found the letter I thought it was funny, now I think I better get her what she wants, the last thing I want is for her to kill Santa.
Seriously? Woman, you have bigger problems on your hands than you realize!
‘I know it sounds like she is spoilt but I like to get my daughter what she wants also you don’t want to get on the wrong side of her.’
And Mekeeda doesn’t seem to have any problem with being put on Father Christmas’ naughty list.
The Year Nine pupil said: ‘I was angry because I thought I wasn’t going to get all the presents I wanted this year. Even though my mum found the note I still think I will get most of the things I want.
‘I don’t see any problem with the letter, I want all of these things and I don’t see why I shouldn’t get them.’
And neither the parent, nor the rotten little….girl….sees a problem here? First off, the little……girl….should be served that ‘letter to Santa’ for dinner. With ‘chips’! Second, she needs to be turned over mum’s knee, and have a serious hide tanning!
And stay-at-home mother Tracey says she will endeavour to deliver all the presents, even though she suspects Mekeeda will lose the Blackberry.
She said: ‘I would fly over Austin Mahone and Justin Bieber, but I guess they will be busy with their own families on Xmas day.
‘She loses phones constantly, so I know the Blackberry won’t be in her possession for long, but she will be furious if she doesn’t get one.
‘So I’ll probably be getting her a phone and some money. She is a lovely girl but can be very demanding.
Lovely girl? Woman, are you freakin’ serious? She’s a spoiled rotten little b*tch, and deserves NOTHING! Present are NOT what Christmas is about and YOU are the reason she’s ‘demanding’.
Top 10 Education Stories of 2011
There was no lack of education news in 2011. From an explosion in school choice options to the Obama Administration’s executive overreach, the top stories included the high and low lights when it came to issues affecting America’s schools.
10. Obama Administration orchestrates for-profit university witch hunt. On June 2, the Department of Education issued restrictive new regulations targeting “for-profit” higher education institutions. The new “gainful employment” regulation restricts access to student loans for students attending for-profit institutions (like Capella University or the University of Phoenix, for instance) if the school’s average debt-to-earnings ratio exceeds 12 percent of a graduate’s income. The net result? De-facto government price controls on a sector meeting the needs of students historically underserved by traditional universities.
9. Obama forgives student loans. In November, President Obama traveled to the University of Colorado-Boulder to announce his plan to forgive federal student loans — a demand made, notably, by the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Students cannot be required to pay more than 10 percent of their discretionary income on loan payments, all of which will be forgiven after 20 years. Sadly, this executive overreach shifts the burden of paying for college from the students who are directly benefiting from having attended college, to the nearly three-quarters of Americans who did not graduate from college.