Friday, January 7, 2011


While campaigning before the midterm elections Republicans obsessively opposed government spending.

Tea Party and Republican candidates vowed to cut spending, but now House Republicans — when asked specifically what they would cut from the budget — many couldn’t list even one single item.

When asked, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said, “The line-item will be across-the-board.” John Boehner the new Speaker of the House, who promised repeatedly to stop government spending, also could not think of one program we could do without.
NBC’s Brian Williams asked Boehner to name a specific item he’d cut, and Boehner couldn’t deliver:
WILLIAMS: Name a program right now that we could do without.
BOEHNER: I don’t think I have one off the top of my head.

John Boehner swore he would “never compromise the will of the people.” Mr. Speaker, the will of the people did not want tax cuts extended to the wealthy and they do not want Health Care reform repealed.

You are for the people or you are not — and by people, we mean ‘we the people’ not ‘we the wealthy people.’

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Are These Signs of Things To Come?

So far there has been major events such as floods, tornados and earthquakes all over the world this new year of 2011. If you're thinking of moving to Arkansas, hold off a bit. The state, reeling from the chilling sight of 10,000 blackbirds dropping dead from the sky New Year's Eve at midnight, is now grappling with 100,000 fish that have washed up on a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River. Officials suspect disease killed the drum fish about 125 miles northwest of Little Rock. Fish die-offs aren't unusual, but the size of this one is. Officials are hopeful the phenomenon isn't the result of pollution or toxins. "The fish kill only affected one species of fish," an official tells CNN. "If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish." Supposing experts believe the bird deaths were linked to stress and weather. Swamp gas would have made more sense. They're trying to keep the two situations separate, even though the birds and fish are in the same area. There's something their not telling us!

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