President Obama refused to raise human rights issues during his meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, despite urging from a bipartisan group of lawmakers and assurances from the White House that Obama "raises our commitment to human rights" on all his trips.
“Saudi Arabia's human rights record is abysmal at best and its mistreatment of women is systemic, unthinkable and cruel," said Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., who -- along with Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., and Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., -- wrote a letter to Obama urging him to pressure Saudi Arabia about human rights abuses that take place in the country. "When President Obama meets with King Abdullah, he must speak out against intolerance and urge specific reforms to bring the country closer to the rest of the free world.”
***Well, that's a relief. Democrat Senator says, "There's no such thing as Obamacare." Don't we all wish.
"Two points if I may, sir," says Fox host Chris Wallace. "One, then why is Harry Reid saying he's not going to allow a vote on the fixes? And, two, speak directly and briefly, becase we're about to run out of time, to Senator Barrasso's comment that a lot of doctors, a lot of hospitals are being excluded by what Obamacare is offering."
"Now, now that's a big -- There is no such thing as Obamacare. You can't sign up for Obamacare. You sign up for an Anthem policy or an Aetna policy or a WellPoint policy. It's private insurance," said King.
The overreaching law is Obamacare, you twit.
***Still not a trace of missing Malaysia jet. What those families must be going through.
***"Cooking the books." Senator says real Obamacare numbers are being buried. Of course they are, and the press will have no curiosity about the issue whatsoever.
A Republican senator said on Sunday that the lack of details about enrollment numbers suggests the Obama administration has “cooked the books.”
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., made his comments just hours before the Monday deadline to enroll and was skeptical of the administration’s most recent enrollment figure of 6 million Americans.
“I don't think it means anything,” he told “Fox News Sunday.” “They are cooking the books on this.”
Though the enrollment number now appears just a million shy of the administration’s goal of 7 million by the March 31 deadline, Barrasso said Americans who save switched to ObamaCare from insurance deemed sub-standard under the Affordable Care Act still don’t know whether they can keep their same doctors. And they don’t know whether their premiums will indeed be more affordable.
More smoke & mirrors from this "transparent" administration.
1.) A shrimp's heart is in its head.
2.) The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the
toughest tongue twister in the English language.
3.) Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
4.) Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
5.) If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969 make it illegal for U. S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
6.) In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
7.) A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
8.) 23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
9.) Most lipstick contains fish scales
10.) Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
11.) If you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force they can pop out.
12.) In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
13.) It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
14.) A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
15.) More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
16.) Horses can't vomit.