Monday, April 16, 2012

Pay for Play

***That's how the Obama Administration works, despite the talk about keeping lobbyists out and Nancy Pelosi's remarks about "draining the swamp." Boy, that's a laugh, isn't it?

The entire New York Times story is interesting. Its essential takeaway is that Obama is running a pay-for-play White House despite his promises to keep lobbyists out and clean things up. “Drain the swamp” is how Nancy Pelosi phrased it. But all the Democrats have really done is make sure the swamp is under their management.

***Republican representative calls for Eric Holder's resignation over "Fast and Furious." Yeah, good luck with that. Taking responsibility would require character and integrity. If he had either of those, this wouldn't have happened in the first place.

***Alabama college football start takes 17-year-old cancer patient to her high school prom. This is neat.

Richardson agreed to attend the dance with Alvis after her uncle contacted some of his friends at Alabama. He didn't go to his own senior prom, but he said he wanted to attend Alvis' dance because his own mother is a cancer survivor.


Worth repeating:
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
- William J. H. Boetcker
***Dole recalls bagged salad due to salmonella.  Yikes! I use this stuff. It's just the Seven Lettuces bags, though. I used the shredded lettuce. Whew!

***In case you didn't know - tomorrow is the income tax deadline due to the 15th falling on Sunday, and a Washington, D.C. holiday today. 

***Hey, I learned a new term this morning  - "Slacktivism."  It means trying to change the world through social media.

The Obama White House desperately wants the Ann Romney fiasco to go away, and long ago tried to throw Hilary Rosen under the bus. If the administration’s allies have any sense, they will pretend the whole thing never happened. But who ever said Bill Maher had any sense? Afflicted by a sort of left-wing Tourette’s Syndrome, he can’t help himself. So, thanks, Bill, for helping to keep Obama’s self-inflicted wound bleeding:
But what [Hilary Rosen] meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work.
Yup, that’s the ticket. Keep it up!

Well, "gift" is not the first word to come to mind when I think of Bill Maher, but you get the idea.

***                                         HELLO WORLD!

***David Axelrod accidentally tells the truth! Stop the presses!

Democratic campaign strategist David Axelrod gave Republican Mitt Romney's campaign a boost Sunday when he said that the choice in the general election was between a dynamic growth economy or the current job-killing economy  the one overseen by his boss President Barack Obama over the last three years.

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Axelrod told host Chris Wallace that “the choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we are on, where a fewer and fewer number of people do very well, and everybody else is running faster and faster just to keep pace.”

Boy, I'll bet he got a butt-chewin' after that one...


A little boy found a bible so old it was covered in 12 inches of dust. The little boy scooped away the dust and then slowly opened the ancient bible.

As he opened the bible he noticed a leaf. He quickly ran to his mom and said, "Look what I found mom!"

The mom asked, "What is it"?

"I think it's Adam's underwear", replied the boy.

***More evidence of the sickness of Hollywood people: Sarah Silverman tweets bogus "before and after" abortion pictures. 

Comedienne Sarah Silverman joined America's current War on Women yesterday after she tweeted a hoax before-and-after abortion photo.
Reigniting the women's rights movement via Twitter, the 41-year-old wrote: 'Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned.'
The controversial comment captioned two photos of Miss Silverman made to look like she was pregnant before getting an abortion - and quickly divided opinion.
While she caused a wave of support from hundreds of people voicing liberal pro-choice beliefs, she also drew criticism for her 'insensitivity' for a subject that is 'no laughing matter'.

I've never heard of her, myself.  Looks like I'm not missing much.

***Check out this sand sculpture:

***"The right to revolt has sources deep in our history." -- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas 
***Have a great day!

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