Sunday, June 10, 2012

Union Rags by a Nose

***Union Rags won the Belmont Stakes. Still rather anticlimactic after I'll Have Another was pulled.

***NYC principal forbids the singing of "God Bless the USA" at graduation.

Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
It was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would wave tiny American flags -- which, as the lyrics proclaim, "still stand for freedom."
But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said. She told the teachers to drop the song from the program.
"We don't want to offend other cultures," they quoted her as explaining.

This kind of stuff infuriates me. If a culture is offended by Americans singing about their country, they need to go somewhere else.

***This should send a chill down your spine: The fastest growing religion in America is Islam.

***            May I assume that you woke me up for a very good reason??

***                             Get.That.Camera.Out.Of.My.Face.

***              Better watch it, kid. You look just like a peanut to him...

***                          Mmmmmmmmmmmm...Salad!

***                    Do NOT walk through here barefoot...

***      Where have you been, Carl? Dinner was ready an hour ago!!

Students at a northeastern Nevada high school were surprised when they received their diplomas: the word "graduation" was misspelled as "graduataion."

***This is why I no longer buy Girl Scout cookies.

***Did Obama collude with drug companies to keep prices high? This is from the New York Times, so conservative bias certainly can't be charged in this story. We need to follow this closely.

A new trove of emails shows President Barack Obama’s White House agreed to help drug companies block a proposal to bring down medicine prices so they would back Obama’s healthcare plan.

House Republicans obtained the three-year-old correspondence between the Obama administration and representatives of the drug industry and released more of them to the public on Friday, The New York Times reported.

The exchanges show the compromises as they were being negotiated that laid the groundwork for the health care law now awaiting the judgment of the Supreme Court.

The Times reported that in 2009 drug industry lobbyist — concerned after weeks of talks about  a proposal for the reimportation of prescription medicines at lower prices — e-mailed White House health care adviser Nancy-Ann DeParle about the matter.

DeParle assured the lobbyist, according to the Times, saying that athough Obama was overseas, White House officials had “made decision, based on how constructive you guys have been, to oppose importation” on a different proposal.

In the end,  the drug industry agreed to provide $80 billion to expand health coverage in exchange for protection from policies that would cost more, the Times reported.

Shout this from the mountaintops, Republicans.

***Making a point...

***"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." Ronald Reagan 
***Have a great day!

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