A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Agencies set up plans to
manage cuts if Congress,
Obama fail to reach deficit deal

Washington Post, by Lisa Rein

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/8/2012 1:09:02 AM

Federal agencies are sharpening their plans to carry out drastic, automatic spending cuts starting Jan. 2 if the Obama administration and Congress cannot agree on a deficit reduction strategy in the coming days. Some agencies envision furloughs for federal workers, while others are mapping out a course to slow hiring and outside contracting and put programs on hold if the across-the-board reductions known as a sequester kick in. For millions of Americans, the “fiscal cliff” would mean immediate tax hikes, but for federal employees it also signals big adjustments

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/8/2012 1:20:01 AM     (No. 9054706)

My BS meter is on the fritz, but this looks like a bogus idea. One could wish or hope it is true.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 12/8/2012 2:40:09 AM     (No. 9054735)

The budgets are heavily padded from DC all the way to office level. They can handle a hit or three.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 12/8/2012 4:35:09 AM     (No. 9054772)

Not hearing yet how Treasury is setting up the new payroll deduction charts. Changes are certain. Must me maddening for the grunts who have to do the actual work, all while obama is out of town/getting ready for vacation.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 4 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/8/2012 4:53:21 AM     (No. 9054781)

Just another case of our elected representatives turning power over to bureaucracies. Welcome to the land of Bureaucratic Despotism.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/8/2012 7:43:41 AM     (No. 9054898)

Do a REAL independent audit of every department of government. The whole system is so corrupt and bloated that I think you´d be shocked to see the amount of waste, fraud and theft that is normal operating procedure. Until the government is held accountable to the voters, this will continue. Why is this never addressed? Seems ro me that an audit would be the first order of business. The politicians have been playing fast and loose with the taxpayer dollars and they should be made to answer for not policing these agencies. Next order of business since the politicians are so concerned about the state of our finances, cut their pay, reduce their staffs, and rein in the perks and bennies. Since they made this mess and turned a blind eye to the waste, fraud and theft, they should be held accountable. We are forced to give them our money. They need to be forced to show how and why it is spent. Start with the big agencies first and go from there. Make them take responsibility.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: saucy, 12/8/2012 8:02:08 AM     (No. 9054922)

Remember a few years back when all the "non-essential" workers were told not to come to work because of the weather.

I say, lets start there.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 12/8/2012 8:22:19 AM     (No. 9054960)

My experience of working in DC, every agency could take a hit without significant problems. This means they will have to make the tough decisions. AND I MEAN ALL AGENCIES!!!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/8/2012 8:23:30 AM     (No. 9054964)

I´ll believe it when I see it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: LZK, 12/8/2012 8:35:36 AM     (No. 9054985)

Let it fall!!!

WE´ll pick up the pieces when WE get rid of Washington DC´s strangle hold on US....

LZK

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/8/2012 8:54:13 AM     (No. 9055022)

You could eliminate half of the federal employees and not lose efficiency with one simple step. Eliminate the Internet from all work computers.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 11 - Posted by: geoguy, 12/8/2012 9:03:19 AM     (No. 9055042)

Maybe this will reset baseline budgeting Washington uses. When We the People pick up the pieces, maybe we will have a significantly smaller government. Nahh!

Also, if we go over the cliff, will the Marxist in Chief unilaterally increase the debt limit? That will be a true Constitutional crisis and impeachable offense. Will the Republicans have the cojones to do what is necessary?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/8/2012 9:34:22 AM     (No. 9055097)

FTA: The federal courts, for example, would close some district courts one day a week, impose furloughs of up to four weeks and reduce the hours of security guards. The system would face a $555 million loss next year under an 8.2 percent cut to domestic agencies.

The baseline growth for government has been 8%, so the real cut is 0.2%. Virtually every court has a large backlog. What manager would propose to save money by closing one day a week? A far more practical solution would be reduce the number of lawsuits brought by the federal government against states. This will free up courts, DOJ lawyers, and even help the states control their costs. But media has to portray the cuts as massive and having an immediate cost in lost jobs.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Arby, 12/8/2012 10:05:26 AM     (No. 9055155)

You want a fair deal? Tell Fauxbama that there will be no vacations for Moochelle until you reach one. He´ll drop his nicorette and get down to work.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 14 - Posted by: doodah, 12/8/2012 10:21:29 AM     (No. 9055182)

I worked many years ago with an agency in D.C. There was little to do and most of clerical staff did personal stuff. I could not believe it because it took so long to get secret clearance and do all the paper work to get the job. I was bored stiff (in an office close to Director Dulles at the time). I finally quit, went back to finish college and became a teacher...never a dull moment after that! Yeah, government, state, fed and county are overstaffed. Maybe half or a little more do an honest day´s work. I say cut, cut, cut!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 15 - Posted by: curious1, 12/8/2012 10:40:22 AM     (No. 9055215)

First cuts should be to eliminate entire agencies that can´t be found in a constitutional authorization. Then cut the personnel in the remaining agencies. The resistance to that, of course, is the libtards in government would lose some of their influence and control.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 16 - Posted by: dman, 12/8/2012 12:56:22 PM     (No. 9055393)

We´re going over the cliff. The test is whether the Pubs have what it takes to block any further increase of the debt ceiling and any further QE from the Fed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/8/2012 1:18:02 PM     (No. 9055416)

The govn will cut nothing. It only expands. We have morphed from E Pluribus Unum to For Whom the Bell Tolls.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: shamus, 12/8/2012 2:28:19 PM     (No. 9055465)

Obama thinks he´s so smart. His plan is to raise everyone´s taxes and then blame the Republicans. He can certainly do this, but the heaviest tax burdens fall on his supporters in Hollywood and Chicago.

It´ll be highly amusing to hear the squeals coming from the liberals in January.

Women and minorities will be hurt most.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 12/8/2012 2:31:15 PM     (No. 9055469)

Zippy´s minions will never let this happen. They´ve got the grunts scurring around making "plans" that will never be implemented. This is meant to scare the federal worker into thinking their job will be cut, so they will gin up phone calls to Congress. Did not Barky give these instructions to the "folks" during the toy factory speech?

The socialists cannot allow any long-term elimination of government jobs. They know that the majority of people would feel no impact if government jobs were cut. That is why any announced "cuts" will be to high-emotion services: the national parks, police, firemen, teachers....(you know the list.)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/8/2012 4:48:07 PM     (No. 9055616)

Instead of a 10% increase this year, they´ll get 5%. Whew, what a relief.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 21 - Posted by: twinspineve@gmail.com, 12/8/2012 6:24:12 PM     (No. 9055711)

obama is doing what hitler did. hitler had the germans hating the jews and not paying attention to him. obama is trying to get us to hate the rich. i don´t think it will work as all of us nurse the secret dream of someday being rich. course, you have the "takers", useful idiots, female idiots, illegals, etc. who go along for the ride. lots of luck folks, we´re going to need it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment



Post Reply   Close thread 714867




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"



Social Security stops trying
to collect on old debts by
seizing tax refunds
Washington Post, by Marc Fisher    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 10:13:04 PM     Post Reply
The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to Social Security. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the debts dated as far back as the middle of the past century. “I have directed an immediate halt to further

Wendy Davis Ethical Questions Surface
Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 8:58:53 AM     Post Reply
Despite promises to the contrary, it appears that State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) voted on bills that affect her clients and favorably impact the bottom line of her law firm. “I have never done anything in a way that represents a conflict in my voting and something that would benefit me personally,” she said in an interview, but state records seem to tell a different story. The Dallas Morning News´ Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater (DMN) reported that Davis supported legislation governing a toll road project. That would be all well and good except for the fact that the

Democrats Lose Two More Special
Elections They Didn’t Expect To
National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 8:38:34 AM     Post Reply
Democrats have had a recurring problem in special elections this year: Their voters aren’t turning out. If a weak economy and continued Obamacare problems persist, the November elections could be a disaster for Democrats. Last week, Democrats lost two special elections they weren’t planning to. Arlington, Va., is a classic wealthy ObamaTown, filled with government workers and limousine liberals. Mitt Romney won only 29 percent of the vote in 2012. But last Tuesday, Democrats lost their first election for the five-member Arlington County Board in 15 years when John Vihstadt, a Republican running as an independent, won a vacancy on

Nevada ranch standoff could leave
dirt on Harry Reid’s reputation
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:19:32 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said little as federal agents seized and then released cattle last week from the Bundy ranch, but there is little doubt that the highly charged episode was threatening to become a political headache for the Nevada Democrat. The Bureau of Land Management is headed by former longtime Reid aide Neil Kornze, who was confirmed by the Senate as BLM director on Tuesday, just as federal authorities descended on the cattle ranch outside Mesquite, Nev. Mr. Kornze issued a statement Saturday saying that the bureau would return the cattle and withdraw its agents from the ranch

Democrats settle on fairness
issues hoping to avoid a repeat
of 2010 midterm disaster
Washington Post, by Wesley Lowery    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:16:38 PM     Post Reply
On the defensive about their prospects in the midterm elections this fall, congressional Democrats have spent all of April savaging the Republican budget proposal, decrying the Koch brothers and championing a series of bills meant to ingratiate themselves to struggling middle-class voters. In promoting legislation that would extend unemployment benefits, increase the minimum wage and promote equal pay for women, the Democrats have declared themselves the party that will ensure a “fair shot” for all. Republicans, they insist, are the party of special interests. It has been a classic Washington messaging campaign for these partisan

For Hillary Clinton and Boeing,
a beneficial relationship
Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:13:05 PM     Post Reply
On a trip to Moscow early in her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton played the role of international saleswoman, pressing Russian government officials to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to buy dozens of aircraft from Boeing. A month later, Clinton was in China, where she jubilantly announced that the aerospace giant would be writing a generous check to help resuscitate floundering U.S. efforts to host a pavilion at the upcoming World’s Fair. Boeing, she said, “has just agreed to double its contribution to $2 million.” Clinton did not point out that, to secure the donation, the State Department

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting
Associated Press, by Maria Sudekum    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 5:39:19 PM     Post Reply
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition. Overland Park city spokesman Sean Reilly says two people died at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus and one was killed at Village Shalom, which is a retirement community that is several blocks away from the center. Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park

Palin on Sebelius Replacement Sylvia
Burwell: ´You Can´t Make This Stuff Up´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/12/2014 5:03:32 PM     Post Reply
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama for nominating as his new Health and Human Services Secretary the same woman who ordered the shutdown of the war memorials during the so-called government shutdown last year. After accepting Kathleen Sebelius´ resignation Friday, Obama nominated Sylvia Burwell, the former Office of Management and Budget director. This is the same person who sent the email initiating the barricading of the memorials, even as veterans were arriving in D.C. on their "honor flights" to see the memorials that they built. Palin, along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment
Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

U.S. blocks Iran’s pick as envoy to
U.N., setting up new confrontation
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:32:08 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration said Friday that it would block Iran’s nominee as ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States, setting up a new confrontation with Tehran just as relations with the Islamic republic appeared to be improving. The decision to bar entry to the diplomat, who was allegedly involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, followed intense political pressure on the administration from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. But it also marked a rare instance in which Washington has effectively vetoed another country’s preferred choice as envoy to the United Nations. Iran

Distressed homeowners seeking
mortgage relief could get
stuck with a big tax bill
Washington Post, by Dina ElBoghdady    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:28:52 PM     Post Reply
Struggling homeowners across the country could face significant new tax bills if they receive mortgage relief from their banks, a prospect that threatens to slow the housing recovery and put further strain on distressed borrowers. The collapse of the housing market and plunging home prices left millions of people stuck owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth. Some have worked with their banks to reduce the loan amount to avoid foreclosure or enable a sale. In 2007, Congress adopted a law that spared those homeowners from being taxed on the amount of the loan that was forgiven. But

11 Sebelius Supporters with
Egg on Their Faces Today
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 8:43:12 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned her position. The New York Times reported the resignation as a punishment for failure: Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy. So Sebelius stuck around just long enough to reach the mythical 7 million enrollment number



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

54 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

47 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

44 replie(s)
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

43 replie(s)
Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

41 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

40 replie(s)
Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

38 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

34 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

31 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

30 replie(s)
The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

29 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


Post Reply   Close thread 714867





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS