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


GOP: We got some good
things done this week

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 10/12/2013 2:25:54 PM

Hello, I’m Buck McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. For all the focus on disagreements in Washington, we’ve actually found some common ground this week. On Thursday, President Obama signed legislation that guarantees death benefits for the families of fallen troops will continue to be paid out during the government shutdown. We’ve also come together to ensure that members of our military and the civilians who support them will be paid no matter what. We shouldn’t stop there. The House has passed more than a dozen bills providing funding for things we can all agree

Comments:
Buck has pointed out that bills were passed to get "essential" services restored. This is stupid. Since the Office of Budget Management controls the purse-strings, it is clear that these were chosen to hurt and punish all Americans that defy 0bama´s tyranny. Congress needs to address this at another later date, priorities of what is truly shutdown. If this had been Egypt [like Morsi & his Muslim Brotherhood friends], 0bama would have been arrested on his way to a speedy trial. The Military should never be effected or its programs in pipeline, nor any worker furloughed be paid.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: phx4546, 10/12/2013 3:01:29 PM     (No. 9562464)

This whole effort reminds me of Charlie Brown and Lucy with a football.

zippy isn´t as smart as either of them but the GOP still trys to kick the football while Lucy holds it and then holds a press conference explaining that it is the GOP´s fault for the poor kick result.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Truth_Detective, 10/12/2013 3:02:48 PM     (No. 9562465)

The link should be:
http://news.investors.com/politics-andrew-malcolm/101213-674714-shutdown-republican-remarks-buck-mckeon-obama.htm

Thank you for proper link. LCom Staff.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Starlady, 10/12/2013 3:17:14 PM     (No. 9562481)

Buck is writing his retirement speech. This is total political baloney. The funds for families of our fallen should never have been unpaid. To lead with that as a success shows he has a real tin ear. Then all the other political garbage he thinks the electorate will gobble up. . . Is a total insult to our intelligence. Bye Buck, hope you have a Tea Party challenge next year. I´m out of patience for these SLOW learners.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/12/2013 3:35:10 PM     (No. 9562499)

They really, really, really think this ridiculous juvenile statement about "common ground" fools the base of the party? Whoever it is that is paid to help craft the constant drivel coming from Boehner and his team should be fired. They were too dumb to push the ONE issue that would have brought the majority of the American people to their side! NO Obamacare WAIVER FOR CONGRESS, THEIR AIDES !!! But noooo, they WANT that exception, don´t you? Oh, this is really too much.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 10/12/2013 7:03:58 PM     (No. 9562664)

Gee, Buckster, I´d really hate to see one of your bad weeks.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 756006




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"



Missing Plane: HMS Echo
Joins Black Box Hunt
Sky News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 3:17:07 PM     Post Reply
The Royal Navy vessel HMS Echo has joined a refocussed search effort to find out if signals detected in the Indian Ocean are from missing flight MH370. Authorities are trying to determine whether the three acoustic signals picked up in the southern Indian Ocean are from the plane´s missing black box.Chinese and Australian ships picked up the signals in different parts of the search zone. Officials are urging caution while they verify where the "pings" have come from. (Snip) "Before she starts listening for the black box, HMS Echo must basically work out what other sounds are out there to calibrate her systems," he said.

   

 

  


 
Kidnapped Ukrainian journalist´s
body found near Kiev
Guardian [UK], by Oksana Grytsenko & Luke Harding    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 2:45:14 PM     Post Reply
Kiev - The body of a kidnapped journalist who took part in protests against Ukraine´s president Viktor Yanukovych has been found dumped in a forest 60 miles outside the capital Kiev. Vasily Sergiyenko – a local journalist and a member of the rightwing Svoboda party – was abducted from his home in the city of Korsun-Shevchenkivskiy on Friday evening Three men reportedly bundled him into a white Lada car, which neighbours had spotted previously. A trail of bloodstains were found outside his house. Police said his body had been discovered in a shallow grave in a wood, 15km (nine miles) from the city.

Israel may take ´unilateral action´
over Palestinians´ UN move, says PM
Guardian [UK], by Orlando Crowcroft    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 2:12:32 PM     Post Reply
Jerusalem - The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has said Israel may take "unilateral action" against the Palestinians after the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, signed 15 international conventions that could pave the way for a renewed attempt to gain United Nations statehood. Speaking at his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said: "Unilateral actions from the Palestinians will be answered with unilateral actions from our side". He blamed the Palestinians for the current impasse over the US-sponsored peace talks. He said Israel was not afraid of UN intervention and that the Palestinians had "a lot to lose" if

Democrat Pelosi says Cheney set
tone for CIA interrogation practices
Reuters, by John Whitesides    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 2:02:32 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney "set a tone" for the interrogation and detention programs conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Pelosi said she believed Cheney, an influential figure in U.S. security policy under former President George W. Bush, was proud of the CIA´s actions during the Republican administration. "I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA," Pelosi said on CNN´s "State of the Union" program.

Gamers play giant game
of Tetris on skyscraper
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 1:50:52 PM     Post Reply
Philadelphia - Sam Robinson said it’s been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game on the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in downtown Philadelphia. “It has been probably 15 years since I played Tetris last on a Game Boy, and it’s much different playing on the side of building that’s a half-mile away,” the city resident said. “Everything’s happening so quick.” The hundreds of LED lights embedded in the building’s glass facade

The Liberal Gulag
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 1:37:52 PM     Post Reply
The word “liberal” has taken a beating over the last few days: A Mozilla executive was hounded out of his position at the firm he co-founded by left-wing campaigners resolved to punish him for having made a donation to a successful California ballot initiative that defined marriage in traditional terms; (Snip) The convocation of clowns on the left screeched with one semi-literate and inchoate voice when my colleague Jonah Goldberg, borrowing the precise words of one of their own, titled a book Liberal Fascism. Most of them didn’t read it, but the ones who did apparently took what was intended as criticism and read it as a blueprint for

   

 

B-G1


 
Will the White House ban selfies?
Sun -Times [Chicago, IL], by Chad Merda    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 1:26:11 PM     Post Reply
Washington - After all the trouble stirred up by the selfie David Ortiz took with President Barack Obama, the White House may ban selfies. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer says the promotional stunt orchestrated by Samsung may have ruined the fun for everyone else. “Well, (Obama) obviously didn´t know anything about Samsung´s connection to this,” he said. “And perhaps maybe this will be the end of all selfies.”

Kevin Spacey Turns Back On
Hollywood Liberals & Backs Venezuelan
Protesters – And His Words Hit Hard
Independent Journal Review, by Michael Hausam    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 1:22:58 PM     Post Reply
Kevin Spacey is not your average Hollywood actor, by any means. Although he did meet with Hugo Chavez in 2007 and tends to keep his personal life very private, he just wrote a strongly worded statement in defense of the Venezuelan protestors on his blog. Some key points: “These students were standing for basic human freedoms and engaging in the right to protest, which is a sacred right whether in Boston, Belarus, or Venzuela.” “I support all of the Venezuelans who peacefully and non-violently claim their right to self-determination and protest.” “We who are fortunate enough to live in freedom must stand up to oppression and

Final day for Sears
flagship store in the Loop
Sun -Times [Chicago, IL], by Brian Slodysko    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 1:07:48 PM     Post Reply
Sears flagship store in the Loop will close its doors to retail customers on Sunday. Most of the store’s 160 employees are part-time hourly, but those eligible will get severance and be able to apply for openings at other local Sears and Kmart stores, the company has said. Sears will keep 150 employees who work in e-commerce and information technology on the fourth floor of the building at 2 N. State St. The store, which the company said has lost millions of dollars since opening, started liquidating merchandise on Jan. 26. The store opened about 13 years ago, on May 23, 2001, with $13.5 million in city tax-increment financing support.

Obamas to attend Fort Hood memorial
CNN, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/6/2014 12:50:35 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend Wednesday´s memorial service for the victims of last week´s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, a top White House official announced. Obama vowed after the shootings that "We´re going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened" at Fort Hood, where three soldiers were killed and 16 wounded Wednesday afternoon by a soldier who then took his own life. Investigators have identified the killer as Spc. Ivan Lopez, a 34-year-old Iraq war veteran with a history of depression and anxiety. White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer confirmed the trip Sunday

IRS Wasted $11.6 Million
of Computer Software
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/5/2014 7:40:09 PM     Post Reply
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) bought $11.6 million worth of computer software the agency never used, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). TIGTA attributed the error to poor management and a lack of inventory of more than $200 million in software purchased by the IRS, according to an audit released Thursday. “Software license management at the IRS is not being adequately performed,” the audit said. “Efficient and cost-effective management of the IRS’s software assets is crucial to ensuring that information technology services continue to support the IRS’s business operations and

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Charles Koch Fights Back
Real Clear Politics, by Larry Kudlow    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/5/2014 4:57:19 PM     Post Reply
Is it too farfetched to connect the dots between a brilliant Wall Street Journal op-ed by Charles Koch, the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, and the continued sluggish recovery in jobs, business investment and the overall economy? I don´t think so. In his piece, Koch seems to make a plea for a big dose of free-market capitalism. He argues, "The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism." Charles Koch and his brother David have been vilified by the left for fighting



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Hillary Betrays Her Country
41 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/6/2014 5:23:19 AM     Post Reply
Why does Hillary Clinton hate America? That is the question that should be on everyone’s mind as she embarks on a worldwide tour to plug her forthcoming memoir. Check out this THE POLITICO article [emphasis mine]: Hillary Clinton discussed her work at the State Department, called for young women not to take criticisms personally and rapped the media for treating powerful women with a double standard at the kickoff of “Women in the World” in New York City Thursday night. Clinton’s appearance on a panel with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, moderated by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, ran

Muslims Object to Easter Eggs
40 replie(s)
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/4/2014 11:34:07 PM     Post Reply
Muslim moms and dads in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The parents say the egg hunt violates the U.S. Constitution. The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church’s “Eggstravaganza!” They were also troubled by images of a bunny rabbit. “It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide
38 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/5/2014 4:40:54 AM     Post Reply
A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*

37 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

   

 



 
If You Think YOU Can’t Name A Hillary
Accomplishment, Wait Til You See HER Try

36 replie(s)
Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 5:15:26 AM     Post Reply
Following her speech at the “Women of the World Summit” in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton was asked this simple question by a moderator: “When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of? And what do you feel was unfinished, and maybe have another crack at one day?” Here are a few excerpts from her response: ”Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.” “Some

Now Muslim parents are complaining
about flyers for Easter egg hunts

35 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/6/2014 11:23:33 AM     Post Reply
In Dearborn, Mich., home to over 40,000 Americans of Arab descent, some Muslim parents have complained about flyers handed out at public schools advertising an Easter egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The Muslim parents assert that the flyers – emblazoned with the word “Eggstravaganza!” – violate the separation of church and state widely ascribed to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, reports the Detroit Free Press. Students at three Dearborn elementary schools received the flyers. A large number of Muslim students attend the schools. The “Eggstravaganza!” is scheduled to take place on April 12 event at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

32 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

Back to Africa? For some African-
Americans, the answer is yes

32 replie(s)
Christian Science Monitor, by Chris Stein    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/5/2014 12:58:38 PM     Post Reply
Accra, Ghana — Jimmy Thorne says that relocating to Ghana is one of the best moves he’s ever made. It doesn’t matter if he, an African-American, gets called “obroni,” the local word for white person, in the streets, or if some of his family can’t quite figure out what he’s doing in this West African nation so far from his roots in North Carolina. (Snip) Whether motivated by love, money, or the desire to rekindle a long-lost connection, black repatriation to Africa remains alive and well, even if it never quite became the high-volume, emotional return to African roots

Eric Holder defends using Justice
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

30 replie(s)
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/4/2014 9:34:34 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

Romney’s return to public life stokes
speculation about potential 2016 run

29 replie(s)
FOX News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 4/5/2014 3:55:13 PM     Post Reply
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has sworn off running again for elected office, but Americans have certainly heard that one before. Speculation that Romney might run again has largely been stoked by the reunion he planned to host last month in Park City, Utah, for members of his 2012 campaign and debate team and a string of recent public appearances. He has appeared on TV news shows 12 times in the past six months. That’s essentially on pace with Michigan GOP Rep. Mike Rogers, who led all national politicians last year with 26 appearances over 12 months. Romney has

The artist formerly known as Cat
Stevens enters rock’s hall of fame

29 replie(s)
Boston Globe (MA), by James Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/5/2014 6:30:06 PM     Post Reply
“Morning has broken, like the first morning.” Whatever your faith, if you’ve got any at all, that’s pretty much what it boils down to. The sun comes up, and we give it another shot.(snip) Stevens converted to Islam in the late 1970s, and he angered a lot of fans when he appeared to support the fatwa against novelist Salman Rushdie with comments he made in 1989. But for a kid in thrall to the kinetic power of the spinning records in his father’s hi-fi console, Stevens seemed to be living proof that popular music (he had 11 Top 40 hits in

Worth the wait! Reclusive movie
star Doris Day smiles and
waves to fans as she makes
rare public appearance on her
milestone 90th birthday

27 replie(s)
DailyMail (U.K.), by Helen Zhao and Juliet Paylor    Original Article
Posted By: lasvegaslou- 4/5/2014 9:26:22 AM     Post Reply
Reclusive movie star Doris Day greeted fans with a rare smile and a wave from her balcony on Thursday as she rang in her 90th birthday. The Oscar-nominee appeared in great spirits as she made the rather regal gesture from her home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, on California´s north coast - a quiet little enclave also home to Clint Eastwood - the first time she´s been seen in public since 2008. After opening up to Closer Weekly about her milestone birthday, revealing she´s still very much in demand, with scripts pouring in all the time, the silver-haired beauty appeared as sprightly as

   

Post Reply   Close thread 756006





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