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Archive for 23 March 2012
WHOO HOO! And I’m tuckered.
Actually, I got home a bit after 6, but hey…had to get reacquainted with my recliner, cats, and… oh yeah…the Mr!
No major hassles on the drive. Saw a lot of dead armadillos, but other than that…. Oh yeah…there was that one guy when I was going through Jackson, MS who evidently thought he was a NASCAR star. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone driving in and out of traffic at that speed, and not being chased by cops. What an idjit!
After spending nearly 4 weeks in a house with 4 other adults, one new teen, one squalling baby, 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 ferrets….it’s too quiet around here. I’m sure I’ll adapt though. Kind of missing Spud. Oh well, we’ll be going down for the 4th of July, and there will be a lot of pictures sent. Or there damn sure better be!
A majority of Egyptians (56%) now see closer relations with the U.S. as a bad thing for their country, up sharply from 40% in December 2011, a Gallup poll says.
Egyptians are now more likely to favor closer ties with Turkey and Iran than with the United States, the poll found.
Only 28 percent of Egyptians said closer relations with the U.S. are a good thing.
The poll, released on Friday, comes as the Obama administration announced it will waive democracy requirements so it can send up to $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt, despite concerns that the country is backsliding on its commitments to democracy and the rule of law.
According to the Associated Press, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has decided that it is in the U.S. national interest to allow $1.3 billion in military assistance to flow to Egypt. She also certified that Egypt is meeting its obligations to the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, which frees up an additional $200 million in economic aid.
Clinton is expected to sign the waiver on Friday.
Well, he can’t be, can he. I mean, if he was, he’d be able to understand plain ol’ American English, wouldn’t he? And EVERYONE understands the word NO! Haven’t we said it often enough? I’m even questioning Hillary’s ability to understand the language. I THINK she was born and bred somewhere in the states….Illinois, wasn’t it? But her comprehension comes into question as well. I suppose it’s possible since her spouse of many years never could understand the word, it’s rubbed off?
It’s a simple word, spoken by a large majority of people, on a regular basis, and yet….those at the top don’t seem to be able to comprehend….WE DO NOT SUPPORT GIVING ANY OF OUR MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO HATE US! Really, you’d think anyone with common sense would be able to grasp this concept. Oh…ooops! Silly me! There is NO common sense with this bunch! These are the type of people who would kill every single one of us, yet, the head honcho doesn’t seem to give a flying flip. Is that his intent? To encourage the slaughter of innocents? It’s worked real well in other countries, hasn’t it.
Contrary to what the fake potus has said, we ARE a Christian nation, by a large majority. Why would we send monetary support to a country that persecutes our brothers and sisters? There is no logic to this guy’s actions, in darn near EVERYTHING. No logic whatsoever! It’s our job to fight evil, root it out where we find it. Obviously, that’s not part of Obama’s agenda. Nope….he gives it money! OUR money!
Obamacare’s Dreadful Anniversary
Two years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law Obamacare, a 2,700-page bill that will radically alter America’s health care system and wreak havoc on medical costs, quality of care, and fundamental rights in ways that are beyond the scope of our imagination.
Much of what was contained in Obamacare was hatched behind closed doors where not even the slightest ray of light could find its way in. Even the men and women in Congress who were entrusted to represent the people cast their votes blindly, not knowing what lay in store. As even then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) famously admitted, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”
The American people have already spoken, however. They want this law repealed and tossed out, as we have seen in poll after poll for the past two years. None of the activities being planned by the White House to gussy up this law will likely make a dent on the unpopularity of Obamacare.