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Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday August 23 -- Got news or an update?
If you have news or an update, leave it in comments. . . .
Mose Jefferson convicted on four counts in bribery trial, (Brother of DEMOCRAT Rep. William Jefferson)
Mose Jefferson, the older brother of the former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson who was convicted two weeks ago of abusing his congressional office to enrich himself and his family, has been, convicted by a federal jury on four charges that he bribed an Orleans Parish School Board member.
After the passage of almost $14 million worth of contracts in 2003 and 2004, Jefferson received commissions totaling more than $900,000. The first two checks, each worth $50,000, were given to Brooks-Simms with no person listed on the payee line.
After receiving the check from Jefferson, Brooks-Simms wrote the name of her daughter, Stacy Simms, as the recipient, later instructing her to open a bank account in her name and deposit the check.
I know, to raise web hits, McClatchy could start a new digital reality series called the “Jefferson's"
What Soviet Medicine Teaches US
(Ludwig von Mises Institute)
"In order to receive minimal attention by doctors and nursing personnel, patients had to pay bribes.
I even witnessed a case of a "nonpaying" patient who died trying to reach a lavatory at the end of the long corridor after brain surgery. Anesthesia was usually "not available" for abortions or minor ear, nose, throat, and skin surgeries. This was used as a means of extortion by unscrupulous medical bureaucrats."
"Slavery certainly 'reduced costs' of labor, 'eliminated the waste' of bargaining for wages, and avoided 'unnecessary duplication and parallelism'."
"To improve the statistics concerning the numbers of people dying within the system, patients were routinely shoved out the door before taking their last breath."
So, as in all countries with socialized medicine, a two-tier system was created: one for the "gray masses" and the other, with a completely different level of service, for the bureaucrats and their intellectual servants.
In the USSR, it was often the case that while workers and peasants were dying in the state hospitals, the medicine and equipment that could save their lives was sitting unused in the nomenklatura system.
In communist Bulgaria only a limited number of carpules of lidocaine every month which were rationed for only the worst cases.
X-ray film and dental amalgam was also rationed.
Cold wave of unrest catches Barack Obama (Times Online (U.K.)
PRESIDENT Barack Obama may have had a tough time picking his summer reading to take on holiday to Martha’s Vineyard this weekend. Three of the top five titles on the New York Times nonfiction hard-back bestseller list are currently anti-Obama screeds.
Earlier this month, he took his wife and children to Yellow-stone national park and the Grand Canyon. Before that, Michelle, Sasha and Malia joined him on business trips to London, Paris, Moscow and Ghana.
For all his policy problems at home and abroad, no one is accusing the president of failing to exploit his limited opportunities for occasional R&R.
Yet the success of those torrid antiObama tomes suggests the president will have plenty to think about as he plays golf, basketball and tennis on the secluded facilities of Blue Heron Farm, the private estate where his family is expected to spend a week.
Currently topping the bestseller list is Culture of Corruption, the latest right-wing outpouring from Michelle Malkin, a popular conservative columnist who recently declared of her book: “What I have done is to help shatter completely the myths of hope and change in the new politics in Washington by scouring every inch of this administration, and showing how in a very short span of six months they have betrayed every principle and every promise that they have made.”
Also selling well is Dick Morris’s new book, Catastrophe, which is summarised as: “Stopping President Obama before he transforms America into a socialist state and destroys the health care system.”
Third on the list is Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny, yet another conservative
Obama's Misleading Statements On Health Care For Illegals
"This has been an example of just pure misinformation out there. None of the bills that have been voted on in Congress, and none of the proposals coming out of the White House propose giving coverage to illegal immigrants - none of them. That has never been on the table; nobody has discussed it. So everybody who is listening out there, when you start hearing that somehow this is all designed to provide health insurance to illegal immigrants, that is simply not true and has never been the case."
Mark Kirkorian of NRO:
"Well, that's not quite a lie because our silver-tongued attorney-in-chief is right that the bills are not "designed to provide health insurance to illegal immigrants," but they will do so nonetheless.
As Jim Edwards and Jon Feere demonstrate in some detail, the supposed bar on illegal aliens getting subsidies is inadequate:
The bar applies only to one section of the bill; there's no requirement that applicants' eligibility be verified as is the case with other welfare programs, and the Democrats specifically rejected amendments to require verification.
(Dean Heller's (R-Nev.) amendment (to H.R. 3200) was defeated in committee on a party-line vote, with every Democrat voting against his amendment.
His amendment would have required verification of citizenship.)
Actor Jon Voight mincing no words on Obama (The Lone Star Times)
In comments to the Washintgon Times, Voight again used the S word:
“We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can’t see this is probably hoping it isn’t true.
If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default. This great America will become a paralyzed nation.”
He also suggested conservatives make sure they know the opposition:
“Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don’t know what that method is, I implore you to get the book ‘Rules for Radicals,’ by Saul Alinsky . Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods,”
...in all countries with socialized medicine, a two-tier system was created: one for the "gray masses" and the other, with a completely different level of service, for the bureaucrats and their intellectual servants...
Complete nonsense. Why do you spew such nuttiness, which anyone with a computer and Google can check? Oh, right. With you, facts don't matter. You know what you believe, and that's enough for you.
When the Left doesn’t like it loud (Minneapolis-St Paul Star Tribune)
The protesters have stolen the show, with 69 percent of Americans telling pollsters they are following the story closely.
Town-hall-goers — some raucous — are probing costs, are raising questions about government encroachment on private life, and are deploring the fact that few legislators seem to have read the 1,000-page health care reform bill. Democrats have often had trouble answering credibly.
I thought folks on the left loved protesters—the rowdier, the better.
Liberals are fond of reminding us that free speech is sacred, and that dissent — “speaking truth to power” —is a patriotic duty.
Remember the 2008 Republican National Convention? The ACLU of Minnesota went to court to win a parade permit that would have allowed thousands of protesters, including anarchists who had vowed to shut down the convention, to encircle St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center, where delegates convened.
Today’s town hall protesters get no such respectful treatment. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has branded them “evil-mongers.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have labeled them “un-American.”
Left-wing journalists have mocked them as buffoons, extremists and crazies.
Most significantly, some Democratic leaders have charged that town hall protesters are not ordinary citizens speaking from the heart, as they appear to be.
Instead, they are puppets, part of an “ugly campaign” — in Pelosi’s and Hoyer’s words — orchestrated by shadowy special interests.
Developing World's Parasites, Disease Hit U.S. (WSJ)
Parasitic infections and other diseases usually associated with the developing world are cropping up with alarming frequency among U.S. poor, especially in states along the U.S.-Mexico border, the rural South and in Appalachia, according to researchers.
Government and private researchers are just beginning to assess the toll of the infections, which are a significant cause of heart disease, seizures and congenital birth defects among black and Hispanic populations.
Can't take the heat? [Rep. Brad Miller, NC, still in hiding]
(Raleigh News & Observer)
Democracy yelled this month. But some Democrats in Congress didn't want to hear it.
With Congress recessed, opponents of the Democrat health-care proposals flooded streets and assembly halls. At times, they've been loud, unruly and confrontational.
That has made some Democrats uncomfortable. Several Democratic members of Congress from North Carolina have declined to appear at meetings and take questions from the public.
Among them is Rep. Brad Miller, a Raleigh Democrat who represents the 13th District, which stretches to Greensboro. Miller said Friday that he hasn't held a town-hall style meeting in four years, partly because they were sparsely attended. That wouldn't have been a problem this year.
He said he feared opponents of the Democrats' health plans would disrupt the meetings, "shout me down and talk over anyone else," as they have in some other states. "That kind of conduct is not democratic debate," he said. "It doesn't advance the debate."
Miller said he is talking with citizens in other ways. He is taking questions on radio and television and meeting with small groups, including opponents of the Democrat plans.
Elizabeth Edwards opens furniture store in N.C. (Star News Online)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – The wife of a former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate has opened a furniture store, called Red Window in downtown Chapel Hill
Saturday. Edwards says the store will have styles similar to The Red Door, a charity store her mother managed in Japan.
Edwards’ husband, former Sen. John Edwards, also attended the opening.
Grand Opening specials on baby cribs and high-chairs?
And McClacthy covered for him even after the picture of his love child appeared.
If it hadn’t been for the National Enquirer, he might have been President.
Clunker program spent, dealers to get government cheese (The Washington Examiner)
News fairly unbalanced. We report. You decipher.
Uncle Sam's Cash-for-Clunkers program has already spent its allotted $3 billion, making it by government standards an instant success, and forcing Democrats look for alternative ways to compensate auto retailers for the deeply-discounted deals they've made on some 457,000 vehicles.
Many car dealers have yet to receive a nickel from the federal government after waving goodbye to dozens of customers who drove off of their lots in new cars marked down by up to $4,500.
However, President Barack Obama today told dealers not to "worry about reimbursement because if cash runs out, we have warehouses across the land stacked high with government-surplus cheese, canned hams and other tangible commodities every bit as good as cash in these tough economic times."
There has been a rush (you know, it has to be done this very minute!!) to names schools, highways and streets after Obama, and his band of thieves. Here in Michigan, you could add Stalin and Marx. I am imagining giving directions to the invisible tourists here.
You take Interstate Obama/Carter, 1-Zero miles, turn Left onto Clinton/Algore Highway, turn Left at Pelosi/Reid Street, turn Left onto Red Carpet Place, and you will see it straight ahead, The Country Club Compound (prison) for alleged terrorists. On a clear day, I can see the Compound from my house on Hoffa street.
475,000 cars, with rebates of about $4,000 (between $4,500 and $3,500 per car) is about
So then what happened to the other $1 billion? is this a prelude to gubmint health care?
IMF sees slow growth, tax hikes soon (The Star)
OTTAWA–The International Monetary Fund says most countries will need to raise taxes to pay off the trillions of dollars they spent fighting the global recession.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll --0bama now at -14!
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.
Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14.
These figures mark the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President. The previous low of -12 was reached on July 30.
Such poll numbers give me a tingle up my leg and give me hope for America.
Happy Ramadan, BHO!
McClatchy doesn’t worry about spinning these numbers.
They simply ignore them.
Between Dear Leader and McClacthy (Bee cartoons anyone) calling American citizens phonies, astroturf, bigots and ignorant is starting to have an impact.
Presidential Approval Index -14 (New High)
Strongly Approve 27% (New Low)
Strongly Disapprove 41% (New High)
Total Approve 48% (We’ve seen this before)
Total Disapprove 51% (We’ve seen this before)
With President Wee Wee, threatening to ram this DealthCare legislation down the American people’s throat, frankly, I’m surprised his approval ratings are this high!
It must be when he raised the white flag and withdrew the public option.
That was nothing but a head fake, but it clearly upset the lefties.
Also, there’s the continuing war in Afghanistan that the press is ignoring but can’t ignore completely.
One of the other things that America is not liking about 0bama is what he demonstrated last Friday just before he went on his vacation and that is his profound aversion to acceptance of Accountability.
The part about how he misjudged the deficit and its really going to be 10 Trillion?!
The public statement he made to Libya also exposes his glib concern - 180 dead Americans and all he says is “highly Objectionable”
He has absolutely confirmed the charges that came from his past statements like - “that's above my pay grade” and “Present”.
Now he's totally destroying the fiscal viability of America and he simply drops the bad news and saunter off to Lib Disneyland?
Jimmy Carter thanks his lucky bunny everyday for Odinga, as he hands down has won the “Worse President Ever” title!
Waa, waa waa-- Whine, whine, whine--Racism, racism, racism--
“ALBANY -- Gov. Paterson has played the race card.
The state's first black governor yesterday blamed his political woes -- and those of President Obama -- on a [white-dominated media] that he accused of taking part in an ["orchestrated" attack campaign.]
"We're not in the post-racial period," Paterson said in a freewheeling interview on the liberal talk-radio station WWRL. "My feeling is it's being orchestrated, it's a game, and people who pay attention know that."…
Obama and his paid thugs are trying to destroy the insurance industry. He tries to silence them if they stand against his socialist health care plan. Obama has to demonize something to win. The intimidations we have witnessed to elect this president, and the thuggish tactics we see now, ought to horrify everyone. The town hall patriots are standing up for all of us that cherish freedom. There is a greater good to come from supporting them in any way we can.
New Mexico Roiled By Fresh Graft Case (WSJ)
Elected officials in New Mexico are renewing calls for an ethics overhaul after the state's attorney general this week unveiled the latest in a long string of political-corruption cases.
Longtime Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron, who left office in 2006, has been indicted on 50 felony counts of embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering in an alleged scheme to siphon off at least hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal election funds.
Ms. Vigil-Giron, a Democrat who served three four-year terms as secretary of state, is accused of colluding with a political consultant and two Democratic lobbyists -- also under indictment -- to profit from grants intended to educate voters and boost turnout in the 2004 election.
The indictment alleges that the secretary of state deposited millions of dollars into the personal bank accounts of the political consultant and lobbyists based on fraudulent invoices they submitted. It also says she repeatedly and willfully prepared incorrect tax returns. The indictment doesn't spell out how Ms. Vigil-Goron is alleged to have benefited financially from the transactions, and Attorney General Gary King declined to explain.
Fox News is still nailing Obama’s lying and cheating hide to the White House wall about the unsolicited span E-mails. They are trying to find the costs to taxpayers now. The useless, leftist media did not lift a finger to find the truth. Intelligent people would ask, what else has the Marxist media not investigated? Well, Rezko, Ayers, Wright, the list would completely fill this thread, for openers.
Gibbles tried to dis Major Garrett for daring to question the Zero messiah. Gibbles needs to goosestep into the unemployment lines.
Sen. Specter Calls for Hearings on (DeathCare) End-of-Life Care Guide for Veterans (FOX News)
A prominent senator on the Veterans' Affairs Committee on Sunday called for hearings to scrutinize and consider suspending a guide for veterans' end-of-life care which one former Bush official says sends a "hurry-up-and-die" message to troops.
The guide, called "Your Life, Your Choices," was suspended under the Bush administration but has been revived under the current Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jim Towey, former director of the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, told "FOX News Sunday" that the pamphlet makes injured veterans feel like a burden, encourages the severely injured to die and should be tossed out.
Asked about the document, Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., said it raises "a lot of questions" and that he would call for hearings immediately.
Hey, you know how the Democrats are always screwing things up. Here's another example below about how they helped someone who didn't deserve to be helped:
This is from the book "Left for Dead", the true story of the rescue of mountain climber Beck Weathers, whose companions died on Mount Everest in May, 1996. Beck was lucky; he was stranded, but alive. Beck was from Texas.
When his family learned that he was stranded on Everest, they needed to find a way to evacuate him.
Linda Gravelle, a friend of Beck's wife Peach, decided to call Gov. George W. Bush.
This is what she said happened:
"I called him on his private line in Austin and got his daughter, Jenna". I said,"I need to talk to your dad." She said, "Well, he's jogging", or something like that. "I told her what had happened, and it was very important that he call me back".
"He did, and told me that this was a federal matter, that he could not deal with it on a state level. I said, "I cannot believe you! This is someone you know and you won't even help me!".
He said, "I just can't do anything. I don't know what to tell you."
"I was pretty mad. We've seen him since, and the subject does not come up.
Then somebody said, "We need to get a Democrat involved in this".
Peach, Beck's wife, called Cappy and Janie McGarr, who were friends of Tom Daschle, the minority leader in the Senate. They contacted him at home that morning. Daschle contacted the State Department, which contacted the embassy in Katmandu....
And Beck was rescued....
Crazy huh, Democrats making phone calls to help some weird Republican doctor dude?
Later, got to go four-wheelin' and then make love to my goat...
"Gibbles" I laugh every time you post his name that way!
OK, bro but wear protection. you don't want to create another Rush...
Obamacare fortunately pays for sheepskins so no worries, mate.
White House Hired Govdelivery to Send Emails (PATTERICO)
In a stunning about face, the Obama Administration admitted it hired a private communications company, Govdelivery, to send unsolicited emails from David Axelrod in support of ObamaCare.
Govdelivery reportedly handles 85% of federal agencies’ emails. The Axelrod emails were apparently paid for with public funds.
During the past two weeks, the White House denied it sent unsolicited emails and then claimed outside political groups had placed names on a distribution list.
Apparently the White House now concedes it hired a firm to spam American households about ObamaCare.
In other news, the President left Washington yesterday for a one-week vacation with his family at Martha’s Vineyard.
Guess you know about down under?
“If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a Swastika …” (PATTERICO)
A statement by Marine Corp vet David William Hedrick at Rep. Brian Baird’s town hall meeting in Washington State:
“I will remind you. A little history lesson. The Nazis were the National Socialist Party. They were leftists.
They took over the finances. They took over the car industry. They took over health care in their country.
If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a Swastika maybe the first place she should look is the sleeve of her own arm.”
Oh no!!! the president went on vacation. Count the days Bush was on vacation, if you can count that high.
wait a minute. Manson has a swastika carved on his forehead. Does that mean he's a leftist?
Re: Gov. Paterson has played the race card. Gag!
The corrupt media conveniently forgets to mention that he is only governor because another over-sexed Democrat was driven from office in disgrace. If he had replaced a GOP governor, we would be reminded daily that he is a replacement for a sleaze, to ruin his chances of being re-elected.
gibbles, dribbles, just use a Kleenix and clean it up, hoss
sleazy peezy easy Japanesy, wipe it off your face, Mr. moto
Those darn cowupt media, wait till I git my wabbit gun, I'll show em...
CBS' Don Hewitt -- Fidel Castro Enabler (American Thinker)
Forty years after his media advance-work helping install a Stalinist regime in Cuba the legendary Don Hewitt of CBS still seemed proud of his work as a Castro media auxiliary. During that interim, over 20,000 Cubans were murdered by firing squad and beaten or starved to death in forced labor camps.
Another 70-80 thousand were ripped apart by sharks or drowned in the Florida straits (attempting to flee a nation that previously took in more immigrants per-capita than the U.S.)
If Mr Hewitt had uttered a single word of remorse regarding this bloodbath, I'd find him easier to praise than to bury.
Shortly after Herbert Matthews of the New York Times made Fidel Castro an international pop star on the front page of the (at the time ) world's most important newspaper, CBS horned in on the act.
The February 1957 NYT's headline article proclaimed that, "Fidel Castro has strong ideas of liberty, democracy, social justice, the need to restore Cuba's Constitution....this amounts to a new deal for Cuba, radical, democratic and therefore anti-Communist."
"ripped apart by sharks"
My good man, scientific study has proven that sharks chew their food and with a modicum of good manners. My goodness, why attack innocent sharks with your vitrolic character assaults on our denizens of the deep?
The veterans guide, called "Your Life, Your Choices” is just another ‘guilt’ trip pushed off on our older citizens. In Oregon and Washington, some seniors already feel the soft pressure to ‘off’ themselves for the good of their grandchildren. There is a group that calls it a dignified death. Someone needs to investigate them to see if they have any connections to the state run health care system. Expect any investigation of the killing off old people in blue states? What’s left of the media, is trying to save their own life. Maybe the media is old, useless, and should ‘off’ themselves?
The statists are always willing to sacrifice others for the delusion of utopian plans.
did you mean fallopian plans? now you're talkin' bud
Dick Cavett Declares on Imus 'It's Worse to Murder Animals' Than Humans
Blogger Jill Stanek was stunned to hear former PBS talk show host Dick Cavett declare on the Don Imus radio show that the murder of animals is a greater offense than the killing of humans.
Cavett was busy denouncing quarterback Michael Vick's interview on 60 Minutes, calling him a "textbook psychopath" who was almost completely incapable of rehabilitation. (That doesn't sound very liberal.) That led to this declaration:
CAVETT: To my mind, it's worse to murder animals than to murder human beings. I'm not a religico, but human beings are full of sins and crimes and dirty deeds and conscious cruelty. No dog is.
IMUS: Boy, isn't that the truth! I have dogs here at the ranch I like better than anyone I know.
Re: The Zero goes on vacation. There is a big difference in the eyes of average Americans, between Obama lolling with swells in a mansion, on an elite island. While President Bush worked on his ranch in Texas. Only elitist, faux bluebloods, would not grasp the difference. Liberal lies aren’t getting the traction they used to. Obama is looking more like the whiney fraud that he is, everyday.
Marine Corps Vet Blasts Dem
Congressman for Calling ObamaCare
Protesters 'Brown Shirts'
NewsBusters, by Noel Sheppard
On August 5, Congressman Brian Baird (D-Wash.) likened recent town hall meeting protesters to Nazis: "What we're seeing right now is close to Brown Shirt tactics. I mean that very seriously." On Tuesday, at such a political gathering in Vancouver, a Marine Corps veteran named David William Hedrick blasted the Congressman for this disgraceful depiction.
Simper Fi everyone! Stand up for our veterans.
If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a Swastika maybe the first place she should look is the sleeve of her own arm.”
In all fairness to the shrew who can't blink, you should be just a tad more accurate. Yes, National Socialists are Leftists by their very own definition, however, San Fransissy Nan was actually a Maoist.
She even started her own "Worker's Party" while in college. She was and I am sure still is a communist. Socialism is too weak for her. She wanted the whole 9 yards.
Millions Face Shrinking Social Security Payments (The New York Times)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise.
The trustees who oversee Social Security are projecting there won't be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the next two years. That hasn't happened since automatic increases were adopted in 1975.
Obama Plan: Temple Mount Under Arab-Muslim Sovereignty
(IsraelNN.com) The Middle East peace plan that United States President Barack Obama will unveil soon involves the creation of a Palestinian Authority state by 2011and the transfer of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem [presumably including the Temple Mount – ed.] to Arab-Muslim sovereignty, Saudi newspaper Al-Ukaz has learned.
What the hell is the name of the winery Pelosi owns in the Napa Valley? I don't want to mistakenly buy some bottles and contribute to her progressive fortune.
CNN.com has a story on words we love to hate or overused words. I'd like to contribute my list of overused lib words:
I read somewhere that she owns a piece of Piatti restaurant chain and that her vineyards are worked by illegals. Big surprise huh?
The Omabanation...The other 7 states:
State of confusion
Altered State of consciousness
State of euporia
State of Narcissicim
State of Pomp
AND FINALLY The Garrison State
And a question...If Obama was born in Kenya (That is IF) then if he made Kenya into the 51st state, would that set to rest his not being born An American? Dang, why did Ike annex the Hawaiian islands?
When NBC wonders about The Debt President vacationing in a swank neighborhood while his subjects suffer, the jig is up.
Obama Vacations Where the Elite Meet
NBC - NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON
As the health care debate rages on, President Barack Obama will begin a week-long vacation Sunday in Martha’s Vineyard, an enclave of liberal royalty far from middle America, where his approval numbers are starting to stall. Already, at least one group on the right is taking a jab at Obama over his beach vacation — at a 28-acre farm, said to rent for up to $50,000 a week. Obama has struggled against the perception that he has trouble connecting with average voters, and some are questioning his choice of a getaway spot for the well-to-do. “The danger for President Obama...
The ruling class vacationing on taxpayers’ dimes? So what’s new about that? These unethical parasites have no shame.
US lawmakers should be grounded
Lionel Beehner: Congressmen are flying around the world at public expense. Are they working on policy or just on their tans?
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. [snip] Our overworked representatives in Washington have been racking up the frequent flier miles abroad lately with gusto. Travel expenditures by Congress last year totaled $13m, a tenfold jump since 1995, according to the Wall Street Journal.
I read somewhere that she owns a piece of Piatti restaurant chain and that her vineyards are worked by illegals. Big surprise huh?
I don't know about the restaurant chain but it is a fact that her vineyard is run by illegals. No UNION workers allowed PERIOD.
Do you think the ACLU is scummy? Read how they have put our CIA people at risk. This is treason in my opinion.
Picturing The Enemy
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
Security: The ACLU sneakily photographing CIA officers near their homes, then showing the shots to the imprisoned planners of the 9/11 attacks. A fruitcake fantasy? The government is looking into exactly this….
For all her talk about supporting unions and taking union campaign contributions, her own vineyards and restaurants are not unionized. Word is they fire anyone that speaks discontent with their salaries. Wouldn’t you think union leaders would question the great blinkless one about that?
This is on the web -
Ravenswood wine - Nancy Pelosi's vineyard.
Ravenswood wine - Nancy Pelosi's vineyard.
Thank you. I will Never buy the swill!
"The Death Book" FoxNews
We did something different on Fox News Sunday today. Instead of discussing the week's news--we brought something up that I suspect most people have never heard about.
It is a 51-page end-of-life counseling book the Department of Veterans Affairs is now using--called "Your Life, Your Choices." I learned about it on Wednesday--in an article in the Wall Street Journal--under the title "Death Book for Veterans."
As of July 2nd, the VA is referring veterans to the book. That's interesting in itself, because the Bush Administration ended use of the book in 2007. And it has now been reinstated.
What makes the book controversial is that--according to critics--it seems to push veterans in the direction of "pulling the plug." For instance--page 21 is a worksheet in which the veteran is asked to consider various situations and then check--whether in each case, life would be "difficult, but acceptable"--"worth living, but just barely"--or "not worth living."
You might think that the scenarios would involve irreversible comas and the like. But no--they include: "I can no longer walk but get around in a wheelchair"--"I live in a nursing home"--"I am a severe financial burden on my family"--and "I cannot seem to 'shake the blues'".
So this is how Obama feels about our Veterans, not a surprise.
I see the look of disgust on his face every time he talks about our brave men and women overseas
I think this policy disaster started in the Clinton era, was then halted by the Bush admin, then reinstated by the Obama admin.
Ravenswood makes some nice Zinfandel. Too bad Pelosi grapes are in it. No more Ravenswood for me.
No more Ravenswood for me neither as long as I got my still. Yeehawww.
maybe all vets should pull the plug, and not all are brave. many were cowards for faking mental war wounds unlike the brave folks of Fox who face the fire of liberal broadsides and democratic ieds every god-living day. if I could go over there I would show 'em. now where's my shootin' iron...
Or maybe we should start sorting out the recyclables like you.
Yeah, when it comes to pulling plugs, people like you are the first in line.
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