Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold received an earful at a recent townhall meeting. Mr. Feingold isn’t sure that the Supreme Court will approve the mandated insurance as Constitutional, but he thinks they will. Has anyone told Russ how far the Supreme Court has gone to break the contract with America?
(As somebody who has lived through two earthquakes this size, my heart goes out to the people of Haiti.)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The largest earthquake to hit Haiti in more than 200 years rocked the Caribbean nation Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging other buildings. U.S. officials reported bodies lying in the streets and an aid official described “total disaster and chaos.”
Communications were widely disrupted, making it impossible to get a full picture of damage as powerful aftershocks shook a desperately poor country where many buildings are flimsy. Electricity was out in some places.
Karel Zelenka, a Catholic Relief Services representative in Port-au-Prince, told U.S. colleagues before phone service failed that “there must be thousands of people dead,” according to a spokeswoman for the aid group, Sara Fajardo.
“He reported that it was just total disaster and chaos, that there were clouds of dust surrounding Port-au-Prince,” Fajardo said from the group’s offices in Maryland.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said in Washington that embassy personnel were “literally in the dark” after power failed.
Sue Lowden is the republican candidate leading Harry Reid by 10 points in Nevada. She is the only candidate with 50% of the vote currently. Might be time to go over to her site and check it out. Get educated people!
Fleming & Hays is the original blogger who created the video. Take a few moments, do a fly-by, and check out the rest of the story and the photographs of the rally before the debate at UMass.
From Flemings & Hays
As she approached, the giant men holding signs (as if on cue) rushed up in the middle of the road to block off Scott Brown supporters. One of them nearly knocked Angel over and was not apologetic about it at all. With the union thugs within earshot and directly in front of us, we proceeded heckling them. One of the union workers actually turned around and said “I’m paid to be here, but I’m voting for Scott Brown. I just need the money, but don’t tell anyone.”
Is anybody amazed that Sarah is not accepting a speaking fee from the Tea Party patriots, and would rather instead have that money be contributed to conservative, patriotic, American candidates? (My description)
If someone puts up Alan Colmes wondering “How long she will keep this job” comment, I will post it.
Part 2 – the 60 Minutes piece (no one can make this crap up):
Glenn starts his show with a blockbuster announcement that Sarah Palin will be his guest for a full hour tomorrow, 1.13.2010. He then continues with one of his visual aid segments about ‘the pie’ that is being redistributed ‘ala Mishy Obama, and how the unions seemingly have gotten out of the tax on their Cadillac healthcare benefits. Glenn then interviews Mark Mix, President of National Right to Work about the bill, how the unions are going to throw their members under the bus, and how more than 50% of union members now work for government. Mr. Mix knows his history about the Democratic Socialists, Andy Stern, Heather Booth, etc.
Part 2, Unions and Legacy Costs:
Part 3, Mark Mix:
Part 4, Class Warfare and taxing the Banks:
Part 5, Obama taxes the fat-cat bankers:
Part 6, Be Stunned – What American Think About Our Rights:
I and many other people keep screaming that the private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve System is an absolute insanity hoisted on us by robber-barons and progressives at the beginning of the 20th century. Think about it, a private bank prints our money, loans it to us, and then charges us insane amounts of interest. How freakin’ crazy is that? I could have sworn that a Founding Father or two were completely against the idea of a central bank…
Now that same private banking cartel just made a record profit last year on the backs of Americans due to a collapsing banking industry because of a housing market bubble they allowed to grow. Are You Ready To Abolish The Fed? I know what it means to get rid of the central bank, but do you? No more credit card for the government.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve made record profits in 2009 and will return $45 billion to the Treasury, after its efforts to prop up the economy created a windfall for the government, the Washington Post reported.
The $45 billion reflects the highest earnings in the 96-year history of the U.S. central bank, the newspaper reported on its website late on Monday. The figure was obtained by calculations based on public documents, the Post said.
The Fed funds itself from its own operations and returns its profits to the Treasury. The largest previous refund to the Treasury was $34.6 billion in 2007, the Post said.
The report said much of the Fed’s higher earnings were sparked by the central bank’s aggressive program of buying bonds to push interest rates down and stimulate growth.
“By the end of 2009, the Fed owned $1.8 trillion in U.S. government debt and mortgage-related securities, up from $497 billion a year earlier,” the newspaper reported. It said interest income on the investments was a major source of Fed profits.
Even though it had reported billions of dollars of decline in the value of loans made to bail out investment bank Bear Stearns and insurer American International Group, the Fed received $4.7 billion in interest payments from those loans in 2009, the Post said.
ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME?
If this statement coming from the White House wasn’t so dangerously insane, I would be laughing my a** off.
I FEEL SAFER, DON’T YOU?
How are you sleeping at night?
‘Unprecedented challenges’, like being totally ignorant and lacking any experience on any of the major issues, the economy, THE CONSTITUTION?
But the assessment, posted on the White House website, did not dwell on the lack of success garnered by one of Obama’s top priority foreign policy drives, peace moves in the Middle East, and reflected a tougher tone on Iran.
‘Quickly got to work refocusing the fight’ by assessing his own hand-picked general’s report for some 90 days? AYFKM?
Laura Ingraham on Fox & Friends this morning speaking about Nancy Pelosi’s statement three years ago about ‘draining the swamp’, and tax-cheat Charlie Rangel. Is there any better evidence that Nancy Pelosi is a bald-faced liar?