Congressional aides do not expect her to testify as scheduled at congressional hearings on Thursday into the Sept. 11 attack against a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.I'm sorry if she's really sick and that she hurt herself, but I do not accept her weaseling out of the Benghazi hearings.
ADDED: As several commenters have noted, these physical ailments, used as excuses for stepping up to duty, are damaging to her image as a potential presidential candidate. Will she be up for the 3 a.m. phone call? I can only think of 2 reasons why her people would let us hear this story that she fainted, addled her pate, and can't face up to Congress on Benghazi: 1. She's not going to run for President, or 2. What she would have to say about Benghazi is more damaging than this effort to avoid testifying.
Funny, she faints, falls, suffers a concussion, but was never hospitalized? But...she's too sick to testify. Sorry, but this smells.
***Epic cave: Boehner proposing tax hikes on "rich." Yeah, that's right, you idiot. Cave in to their narrative that the rich aren't paying enough, even though that's bunk.
First, the top 1 percent does pay its “fair share” of taxes. The top 1 percent of tax filers — Americans with adjusted gross incomes of at least $369,691 — earned 18.9 percent of national income. And they paid 37.4 percent of all income taxes.
The top 10 percent made at least $116,623 each. They earned 45.2 percent of national income and paid 70.6 percent of all income taxes.
If these taxpayers are not paying their fair share, Obama should specify what he considers a “fair” percentage.
Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percent of taxpayers made less than $34,337 each. This group earned 11.7 percent of national income, but paid just 2.4 percent of all income taxes. The reviled 1 percent coughed up 16 times this amount.
Also, the entire bottom half of tax filers paid a 2.4 percent average tax rate, while the top 1 percent paid 23.4 percent — nearly 10 times as much.
So much for the vicious lie that the poor and middle class bear America’s tax burden while the rich laugh all the way to the Caymans.
Hit 'em again! It's only "fair."
***Butler beats I.U. in overtime. What a game!
***God help us. Looks like John Kerry will be our next Secretary of State. Here's Big Lizards' opinion, which I happen to agree with:
With "Ambassador" Susan Rice withdrawing her name from the sorting hat for the position of Secretary of State, the pundits, pontificators, and presstitutes universally predict that Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA, 85%) will be nominated and easily confirmed; most predict by voice-vote alone, without even a roll call.
Does it bother you -- it outrages me -- that (leaving aside the extremely credible claims of the Swift Boat Vets) a man who admittedly lied and perjured himself to traduce his brothers in arms, accusing them jointly and severally of atrocities, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, should become the chief secretary of the presidential cabinet?
Or that our incoming Secretary of State could be an American traitor who flew to Paris to engage in secret talks with the North Vietnamese government, where he negotiated an American "surrender" -- with the very people who tortured Kerry's "fellow" senatorial colleague, John McCain?
I am infuriated that he is even in consideration. What next -- should Marc Rich become Attorney General? Should Hannibal Lector head up the National Institute of Mental Health?
***Evil in Connecticut. From Jim Daly's blog at Focus on the Family.
is giving with no thought of getting. It is tenderness enfolding with strength to protect. It is forgiveness without further thought of the thing forgiven. It is understanding of human weakness, with knowledge of the true man shining through. It is quiet in the midst of turmoil. It is trust in God with no thought of self. It is the one altogether lovely, the light in the mother's eyes, the glory in the sacrifice, the quiet assurance of protection.
It is in the expectation of our Father's promise coming true. It is the refusal to see anything but good in our fellow man. It is the glory that comes with selflessness and the power that comes with assurance of the Father's love for His Children. It is the voice that says "no" to our brother, though "yes" might be more easily said. It is resistance to the world's lust and greed, thus becoming a positive law of annihilation to error.
Love ... the one thing no one can take from us ... the one thing we can give constantly and become increasingly rich in the giving. Love can take no offence, for it cannot know that which it does not of itself conceive. It cannot hurt or be hurt, for it is the purest reflection of GOD, Good. It is the one eternal, indestructible force for Good. It is the will of GOD, preparing, planning, proposing always what is best for all His universe.
What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
Why does Santa have 3 gardens?
So he can ho-ho-ho.
Okay...moving right along...
***Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. ~~ Mark Twain
***Have a great day!