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Archive for 10 February 2012
An investigative audit done by the state of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation revealed that the Crump Police Department in Hardin County failed to account for at least 343 pills, according to an audit report.
The audit said that the investigation was part of the ongoing process of examining the records of municipalities. Done in cooperation with the TBI, the investigation included an inventory of contraband property and focused primarily on the period of July 1, 2008, through Aug. 31, 2011.
“Our investigative audit revealed that at least 343 pills seized by the Crump Police Department … were not in evidence and were unaccounted for,” Dennis F. Dycus, the Treasury’s director of municipal audit, said in a letter to the Crump mayor and board of aldermen. “Initially, the police chief discovered that several contraband drugs awaiting transport to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation laboratory for testing were missing.
I will admit, I have no idea how such things works, but honestly, I would think that such a large number of pills vanishing would have been noticed fairly quickly. Crump is a very small town, quite rural. Shoot, you can’t even really call it a town. One stop light, a couple of gas station/c-stores, and a flea market. Like I said, not much of a town. The police department is small, so losing a large number of pills in the office would be just a WEE bit suspicious. This does not bode well for the community.
I have yet to figure out why this show is still on the air, not even the token conservative can’t even redeem it. These female creatures are the most offensive beings, and are an insult to women everywhere.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Now, there are lots of headlines right now about battles over birth control and abortion rights. A federal judge in Texas has is upholding a law that provides abortion providers to show or describe to women an ultrasound of the fetus before he can have an abortion.
BARBARA WALTERS: And the heartbeat.
JOY BEHAR: It’s very totalitarian in my opinion. I mean, it smacks of forcing somebody to confront something that they have already decided they don’t want to deal with.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Can I ask you a question, though? Because I’m going to take my personal feelings about abortion out of this, but from a medical perspective- and I’ll ask this of anyone- you wouldn’t necessarily go in to get, I don’t know, say, a cyst removed or tooth extracted or a kidney that had to be, you know, examined and have surgery on, you would never go through any medical procedure without looking at an ultrasound, seeing an X-ray and the physician by no means want to do that procedure, go ahead with it without looking at the scientific evidence.
BEHAR: Doesn’t the doctor look at it though?
HASSELBECK: Hang on, as a patient I would just want information. To me, it doesn’t make sense why you wouldn’t- why you would ask for an X-ray for those things or an ultrasound but not in this case.
WALTERS: Let me try to answer you. First of all, it is interesting in every primary the subject of abortion comes up and it is always so controversial and so divisive and yet in the actual election, it plays a very small part. I always find that fascinating. It’s always an issue, but people, with it all, do not vote for the president on that issue. I think that in order to even think about having an abortion, to give up a child that is obviously unwanted, that’s why you’re doing it, it is such a tremendous decision, it’s involved with so much fear of what you’re doing and guilt.
HASSELBECK: But if that-
WALTERS: Wait! Then to have to go and be forced to hear, to see the fetus, to hear the heartbeat, to put more guilt on you, I think is heartbreaking.
How any woman can be so dismissive of the life of an innocent child is totally beyond me! I have completely lost any respect for Barbara Walters that I had left, and believe me, it wasn’t much. I’ve never had any for Behar, and I actually use to really like Whoopi Goldberg. She should have stuck to comedy. I’ve no idea who Sherri Shepherd is….never heard of her, but perhaps she should find some more legitimate line of work?
The White House Bed
One night, Obama is tossing restlessly in his White House bed. He awakens to see George Washington standing by him. Barak asks him, “George, what’s the best thing I can do to help the country?”
“Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did,” Washington advises, then fades away.
The next night, Obama is astir again, and sees the ghost of Thomas Jefferson moving through the darkened bedroom.Obama calls out, “Tom, please! What is the best thing I could do to help the country?”
“Respect the Constitution, like I did,” Jefferson advises, and dims from sight.
Barack still isn’t sleeping well the third night when he sees yet another figure moving in the shadows. It is Abraham Lincoln’s ghost. “Abe, what is the best thing I can do right now, to help the country?” Obama pleads.
Abe replies, “Go see a play.”
And NO, I’m not advocating any harm whatsoever to the man/child! So cool yer jets!
Shared by Mr Ol’ Broad.
I wonder why Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Hussein Obama didn’t make this list?
Budget? Why Follow A Budget?
Families and businesses have budgets, yet Washington doesn’t — and it hasn’t for the last three years. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) doesn’t think this major omission is that big of a deal, and the White House has no opinion on the matter. Fortunately, there are leaders in the House who see the importance of passing a budget and getting runaway spending and escalating debt under control.
For Congress, the budget is an outline of how and where money will be spent across the federal government and how high taxes and borrowing will be. The budget guides all spending, tax, and reform bills that must be passed during the year, and Congress is obligated to pass one every year. Despite those facts — and even with a $15 trillion national debt — Senator Reid last week said, “We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year,” disavowing the entire budgeting process — and his responsibility, right along with it.
On Wednesday, ABC’s Jake Tapper asked White House press secretary Jay Carney where the President stands on the Senate’s failure to pass a budget, particularly in light of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s statement that the lack of a budget has had an adverse effect on economic growth. Carney’s response: “Well, I don’t have an opinion to express on how the Senate does its business with regards to this issue.”
With the White House under fire for its new rule requiring employers including religious organizations to offer health insurance that fully covers birth control coverage, ABC News has learned that later today the White House — possibly President Obama himself — will likely announce an attempt to accommodate these religious groups.
The move, based on state models, will almost certainly not satisfy bishops and other religious leaders since it will preserve the goal of women employees having their birth control fully covered by health insurance.
Sources say it will be respectful of religious beliefs but will not back off from that goal, which many religious leaders oppose since birth control is in violation of their religious beliefs.