Friday, November 30, 2012

Scott Walker's Plan To Eliminate Same-Day Voter Registration Opposed By Wisconsin Poll Workers

gearing up for 2014 and 16 voter suppression, wonder how he feels knowing he was standing there lying to the people and then getting slapped down by those he pretends to look out for, i'm luvin' it.
WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin poll workers are speaking out against Gov. Scott Walker's (R) proposal to eliminate same-day votingregistration in the state, despite his argument that it would lighten the burden on these overworked officials on Election Day.
In a speech on Nov. 16, in the wake of President Barack Obama's win in Wisconsin, Walker called for the repeal of Wisconsin's same-day registration law.
"States across the country that have same-day registration have real problems because the vast majority of their states have poll workers who are wonderful volunteers, who work 13-hour days and who in most cases are retirees," he said. "It's difficult for them to handle the volume of people who come at the last minute. It'd be much better if registration was done in advance of election day. It'd be easier for our clerks to handle that. All that needs to be done."
he's gone from lying about his own state to making up problems for other states, audacity of arrogance?
But nearly a dozen poll workers who spoke with The Huffington Post all had the same message: Same-day registration is not a problem, and Walker should not eliminate it.
"This whole idea that this is somehow a burden on poll workers is just not true, and I can guarantee you it's not the perception of the vast majority of the people who work at the polls," said Ruth Irvings, 61, who served as a poll worker in Milwaukee this year with her 24-year-old son.
"I've been a poll worker, and I've worked the registration table [in the last three elections]," added Lanore Rusch, 75, a Wausau resident. "We have no problem whatsoever. We aren't overworked. ... For Walker to say that the people who are doing the registration can't keep up is just foolish. He should come down and watch once in awhile."
will the Kochs ask for a refund on that one?

By axing parks, politicos are stealing the people's property

By axing parks, politicos are stealing the people’s property

“Sorry, we’re closed.” In one of the saddest signs of the times, this message is popping up all across the country as governors and legislators are cutting off funds (and shutting off access) to one of the finest, most popular assets owned by the people of our country: State parks.
More than 6,600 of these jewels draw some 700 million visitors a year to their grand vistas, historic sites, wildlife, campgrounds, educational centers, and lodges. 
Parks are literally a tangible expression of America's democratic ideals, common ground for every man, woman, and child to enjoy and experience. 
For the middle class and the poor – who can’t jet off to luxury resorts for a getaway or vacation – these spaces offer a form of real wealth, something that each of us literally “owns,” knitting us together as a community and nation.
think about this how many of you voted for the things your gov. is doing to you and your fellow citizens? 
are you satisfied and complacent with their decisions to set up a totalitarian gov't in your home state ultimately your town as well, denying everybody and everything they can legal or illegal, all the way up to voter suppression, take a stroll through your mind.
Top politicos in most states are closing many of their parks, slashing hours and services at others, or simply handing over the public’s asset to profiteering corporations: Idaho’s governor has proposed eliminating the entire parks department; California shut the gates of a fourth of the state’s parks last year; officials in Arizona and Florida intend to privatize their parks; Washington state has cut off most of its park funding; and Ohio has okayed oil drilling in its parks to replace state financing.
As Woody Guthrie said of outlaws, “Some’ll rob you with a six gun/Some with a fountain pen.” Shutting parks is theft by the in-laws, the political insiders who’re stealing The People’s property – stealing from America itself
planning a family outing?    some parks set up Christmas lights and shows does your state have those?

What’s next for the anti-abortion movement?

Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill, which would have banned abortion as early as six weeks, is dead, and it’s all Mitt Romney’s fault. 
So much for the heart-shaped balloons and the circus-like spectacle of a fetus “testifying” in the form of a live ultrasound before the legislature. But can the state that remains a bellwether for presidential elections tell us what’s to come in the next abortion-rights battles?
This week, Ohio’s Republican Senate president, Tom Niehaus, explicitly took President Obama’s win as a referendum on abortion rights, saying he’d told supporters that he would only allow a vote on the bill in the event of a Romney victory. 
He also said the bill’s proponents were incredibly annoying, including to people ostensibly on their side.
political decisions should be made with all ramifications reviewed not base on one groups ideas as to whats right and what's not.  all through this year we have only heard women's voices on this very personal to them and most men topic on tv not in the decision making process Issa's all boyz panel discussing contraception, none of which as ever been pregnant or raped to pregnancy, they don't have same health requirements so tell me WTF were they discussing who had the best once a month joke?
“We saw tactics that I did not appreciate, and my members did not appreciate,” Niehaus said. And for a small faction of the pro-life community to target the most pro-life group of senators in recent memory was to me outrageous.” He even praised Planned Parenthood, which his fellow Republicans had been busily trying to defund: “From my perspective, you have to look at the entirety of the work that is done by Planned Parenthood, and I believe that they offer much-needed services that are not offered other places.”
i believe this is the same old thing domination of women nothing more, can't be religion they have nothing in their manifesto speaks to loving God just hate and bigotry smattered with racial wayyyy over tones.

Sen. Graham calls Guantanamo prisoners "crazy bastards"
wait a minute thy have been beating Gitmo over the Pres.s head as a failed promise now they are saying it won't close because Americans don't want it ti suggesting it serves a purpose so if Pres. listened to the people and did not close what the fuss?

has another farce by the republicans been exposed as truth-less right wing rhetoric?

John Boehner's latest bone-headed move
nothing has changed they are appointing a woman chairman who's relegated to chief cook and bottle washer/ secretary.
 they think women will be sucked in by this grandstand move after all the men have proven totally incompetent in so many things maybe if they want to convince somebody turn over 50% of decision making operational duties over to the women. then we'll consider your fate just consider you know like they do don't do it just "talk" about it then blame the Pres.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced the appointment of Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) as chairman of the House Administration Committee for the 113th Congress:
“From ensuring the House runs efficiently and smoothly, to making Congress more open and accessible, Candice has a big job ahead as chairman of the House Administration Committee. In her new post, Candice will provide the leadership needed to keep operating costs down, save taxpayer dollars, and help lawmakers use new technology to better engage with their constituents. And her experience as Michigan Secretary of State will be invaluable given the committee’s oversight of campaign finance and election laws. [...]"
 So Boehner, embarrassed by picking 19 white male committee chairs, reaches outside of the committee roster of the only committee left without a chair to tap a woman, and in doing so screws over a guy who fell on his own sword to prevent what might have been a nasty fight for the number six position in leadership. Perfect.
"yes he did", "hell yes he did".

Louie Gohmert On Debt Ceiling: 'That's Our Leverage'

NEW YORK CITY -- One of the only new proposals that President Obama introduced in his opening bid to resolve the impasse over the so-called fiscal cliff concerns a political showdown set to take place weeks, if not months, after the fiscal cliff has expired.
The administration is calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to relinquish much of Congress' authority over raising the nation's debt ceiling limit, as members of the Republican caucus signal that they want to use the ceiling as leverage to extract more concessions from the administration. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), an outspoken conservative, outlined the strategy in some blunt terms during an interview Wednesday on Sean Hannity's radio program.
"We do have leverage because early next year thedebt ceiling gets reached," he said. "And this president has got to have more ceiling. He's got to have it moved. Sean, we have leverage. And this is a good time to say that we're the ones promoting fairness. We're the ones that want everyone to pay their share. You talk a good game but put it up here where your mouth is." 
is the right wing again complicit with trying to keep their ability to obstruct is it fair to "we the people" to have to be without good gov't because they want to be able to hostage and blackmail their way to getting what they want which has nothing to do with you or me? 
what they are saying is we can force the gov't to allow us to obstruct, another under estimation if not we have the power to make it so.
The Obama administration's proposal won't completely remove the ability of lawmakers to have a say over whether or not the government can continue to issue debt and, in turn, borrow money. It would just provide the president a mechanism to bypass them. As The New York Times explains:
To ensure that there are no more crises like last year’s impasse, Mr. Geithner proposed permanently ending Congressional purview over the federal borrowing limit, Republican aides said. He said that Congress could be allowed to pass a resolution blocking an increase in the debt limit, but that the president would be able to veto that resolution. Only if two-thirds of lawmakers overrode that veto could Congress block a higher borrowing limit.
remember what happened last year with complete right wing control we were downgraded, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, Pres. doesn't want it all like them he wants to level the dield to not just right wing obstruction.

UN General Assembly Recognizes Palestine - Group elevates Palestinians' status over objections of US, Israel
(AP) – The United Nations voted overwhelmingly today to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States. 
The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations (on par with the Vatican) was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body—a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions.
Palestinian flag was quickly unfurled on the floor of the General Assembly, behind the Palestinian delegation.
will republicans blame this on Rice too or this Admin, claiming we didn't fight hard enough for Israel?
Real independence, however, remains an elusive dream until the Palestinians negotiate a peace deal with the Israelis, who warned that the General Assembly action will only delay a lasting solution. Israel still controls the West Bank, east Jerusalem, and access to Gaza, and it accused the Palestinians of bypassing negotiations with the campaign to upgrade their UN status.
The United States immediately criticized the historic vote. "Today's unfortunate and counterproductive resolution places further obstacles in the path peace," said UN ambassador Susan Rice.
rights are deliberated and mostly favors the one with the most marbles, had Palestine not demonized and threaten Israel would this have been a less provocative move by the UN? was this a slap back of our presumed by all except Israel as meddling in affairs not of our own?

The Republicans Leverage In Budget Negotiations
Democrats won the election, handily, on a platform of raising income tax rates on wealthy Americans.
Now, thanks to the expiring Bush tax cuts, they have all the leverage they need to lock those higher tax rates in permanently.
And yet they’ve been drawn into a spat with Republicans over which party should put forward ideas for cutting Medicare spending as a down payment on further deficit reduction in 2013.
Why are Dems even bothering to entertain the idea that Medicare cuts right now are necessary?
they are still coming after entitlements their declarations of 24 day old love for middle class and poor seem to fall by the way side and they march on to trample everything they wanted to since their inception, no change is on the way status quo is the right wing permanent speaking point even when they deny turn the channel 10 more confirming its a lie.
“As I told the president a couple weeks ago, there’s a lot things I’ve wanted in my life but almost all of them had a price tag attached to them,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters at his weekly Capitol briefing Thursday. “And if we’re going to talk about the debt limit in this, then there’s going to be a price tag associated with it.”
he told the Pres. but the message was for "we the people", you voted against that and even though it was good it's a step in the right direction but their defiance creates the need for many more steps by "we the people", remember he said "YES WE CAN".

Republicans Pan White House Plan For "Fiscal Cliff"

Pres has proven his plan works 33 mo. growth, not fast enough you say, that would be because of republican obstruction and refusal to satisfy the Pres. jobs bills because it makes him look good he looked good up front they voted for him twice, by default "we the people" pay the price for their not serious shenanigans.

Pres has proven his plan works 33 mo. growth, not fast enough you say, that would be because of republican obstruction and refusal to satisfy the Pres. jobs bills because it makes him look good he looked good up front they voted for him twice, by default "we the people" pay the price for their not serious shenanigans.
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner presented a tentative offer from the administration to congressional leaders Thursday to avert the fiscal cliff — but the plan has so far received a chilly reception from Republicans.
The offer, the details of which were reported by The New York Times on Thursday, proposes $1.6 trillion in tax hikes over ten years, roughly $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs such as Medicare, and would withdraw Congress' power to control increases to the federal debt limit.
Of the latter provision, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch told BuzzFeed, "I don't think anybody will agree to that."
"We should come up with an alternative to the debt ceiling," he added, but declined to elaborate. 
denying on the face they are not serious if they were they would at least sit down and negotiate not pull a Romney and jump the gun with inadequate info and rushing to judgement and declining to elaborate there has been no specifics by the right wing just broad statements of what they want to "TALK" about, never doing just lip service.
it's clear they do not want "we the people" to have ant perceived advantage over the rich as far as their "gov't gifts"
President Barack Obama has expressed his intent to sign legislation to avert the fiscal cliff only if Congress raises the debt ceiling as part of the package. That would prevent a possible reprise of last summer's infamous debt-limit fight when the nation needs to increase its debt limit again in February or March.
Sen. John Cornyn, the newly elected Republican whip, said raising the debt limit as part of an eventual fiscal cliff deal would "make sense."
But, he said, echoing earlier remarks from House Speaker John Boehner, the administration's offer as it stands is "totally inadequate."
here's a secret my friends there will never be an adequate in their heads plancoming from the WH unless it's more cuts to you and less to the rich, bank on it.

Lawmakers exit Congress, head to K Street
It’s that time of year again in Washington, when congressmen who once ran for office calling for change inside the Beltway are heading straight to K Street.
Retiring Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) will join Duke Energy early next year as senior vice president of federal affairs. Rep. Jason Altmire, a Pennsylvania Democrat who lost his primary, is joining insurer Florida Blue as a government affairs executive. Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.), who resigned July 31, will form a public affairs firm, Republic Consulting, with lobbyist Hunter Bates.
now you know why they come not to better Washington or the country or "we the people" they come because if you play along to get along you insure your future in and out of office. we need more public vetting and litmus test to weed out those who seek to be payed just to guarantee their endgame.
Headhunters are excited about several lawmakers who lost election bids this month, including Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Connie Mack (R-Fla.), former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) and Republican Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno.
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas), who did not run for reelection, says he’s in the final running for a position at a San Antonio-based company that would have him overseeing government relations and public relations, among other things. But Washington is still a possibility, he told POLITICO. If the San Antono position “doesn’t work, I’ll probably have to look in Washington,” he said.
we pay them to learn how to screw us better from a civilian position, how stupid does that make us, very if we don't only address it but correct it how many more years do you have, and how do you want to live them?

Bankruptcy Court Approves Fat Bonuses For Greedy Hostess Executives

just when you thought it was safe to feel good about the courts, big money wins thought we had put the message out there "we are no longer for sale"?
Hostess Brands, Inc. — maker of beloved carb and sugar-laden treats like Twinkies, Donettes, CupCakes, Ding Dongs, and Wonder Bread — received final approval today from the bankruptcy court in White Plains, NY to move forward with plans for wrapping up operations and selling the company. 
These plans include paying 19 executives $1.8 million in bonuses — and two of these higher-ups additional incentives — for meeting specified goals during the liquidation process, which will take up to a year.
Candice Choi’s article in Boston.Com reports, “The company says the incentive pay is needed to retain the 19 corporate officers and ‘high-level managers’ for the wind down process,” and adds that “restructuring expert” Gregory Rayburn — Hostess’ sixth CEO in as many years — won’t be participating in this bonus plan. 
The poor guy will have to make do on his meager salary of $125,000 per month. Apparently, Judge Robert Drain (seriously, that’s his name) never bothered to ask why anyone would want to retain this gang of incompetents; nor did he see the necessity of appointing an independent trustee, as requested by Hostesses Bakers Union, even though it seems like a total no-brainer to anyone with any common sense whatsoever.
my questions was he republican and what was his cut?
The sheer audaciousness of these swaggering Leeches of the Universe has raised many eyebrows, including those of Susan Adams from Forbes Magazine — a conservative, pro-business publication (!) — who bluntly writes:
"It's tough to see why managers should get bonuses for driving a company into the ground and sacrificing some 18,000 jobs. Hostess had become horribly insolvent, with a net loss of $1.1 billion in fiscal 2012 on revenues of $2.5 billion. The company also reportedly has $111 million in unfunded pension obligations."
Ms. Adams did you miss the press releases over the last 4 years? the republican hopeful did it for years and now since he only got into the WH was through invitation he has gone back to what he knows best ravage and pillage AMERICANS. nothing new under the sun.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Conservative activist threatens to steer donors from RNC if GOP raises taxes

remember Bachman accused the Pres. of running a gangster gov't? as usual she was in the wrong place, with all the hostage taking, violating constitutional rights, misleading with intent, blackmail watch any news cycle and make up your mind who does that mantel fit perfectly.
Brent Bozell, a prominent conservative activist and fundraiser, is threatening to steer donors away from the Republican Party if GOP lawmakers sign a deal to raise taxes.
Bozell sent a letter to Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday pledging to make it his mission to counsel conservative donors to shun the party if its leaders in Congress agree to raise taxes.
Bozell, the chairman of ForAmerica Inc., has been active in conservative political circles for three decades and estimates he has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for “an alphabet soup of conservative causes.” 
we know our Pres. is running the country, republicans who knows seems money is always threatening them to comply or they'll be a one termer, again Americans you made the correct choice now at least we know who to call leader.
“Reince, it pains me to say this, but if the Republican Party breaks its word to the American people and goes along with President Obama with tax increases, it will have betrayed conservatives for the final time,” Bozell wrote.
“I will make it my mission to ensure that every conservative donor to the Republican Party that I have worked with for the last three decades — and there are many and they have given tens of millions to Republican causes — gives not one penny more to the Republican Party or any member of Congress that votes for tax increases,” he warned.
sounds like a script from the old "Untouchables" tv series gangster gov't you called it Michelle just not the executive part of it.

Pelosi: Boehner's criticism on fiscal talks 'a tactic,' ignores facts
the election war is not over like the rebels still fighting after the civil war, so despite their claims of change don't look to hard you'll go blind trying to see it, you'll need a magnifying glass, tweezers, and pepper hold the glass over where you think it is shake pepper when it sneezes catch it with the tweezers. then off to the Smithsonian. still twisting the truth will not make it so, they need to attend remedial politics 1
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pushed back hard Thursday against Republican claims that President Obama and the Democrats have failed to offer specific cuts as part of the "fiscal cliff" talks.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said earlier in the day that there's been “no substantive progress” on a bipartisan deal this month, accusing Democrats of failing to propose a "serious" plan for cutting deficit spending.
have you seen a loophole identified yet?
But Pelosi, reelected Thursday to lead her party in the next Congress, said Democrats already supported more than $1 trillion in spending cuts as part of last year's debt-ceiling deal, and are prepared to back more.
"We don't agree on a set of facts," Pelosi said, reacting to Boehner's remarks during a press conference in the Cannon House Office building on Capitol Hill. "We are not only saying that we support spending cuts, we have voted for over $1 trillion [in cuts]. ... So we are on the record as doing that. It simply is not a fact that we are not supporting the cuts."
from the peanut gallery "we are willing to sit down" that is what we got from them the last for years as for serious c'mon heard any news the last 4 years?

U.S. economy growing faster than forecast

wonder had Romney won would he be claiming credit for this report even though he would not have been sworn in, well he claimed those 12 million jobs that were going to happen any way as his own and he was just a longshot.
there's always such big difference in the real news and Fox news
(MoneyWatch) The U.S. economy got an early holiday gift Thursday when the U.S. Commerce Department announcedthat growth in the third quarter was 2.7 percent, topping a previous forecast.
While the latest economic snapshot is good news for Americans, it raises the heat on Congress and President Barack Obama to reach a deal to avoid taking the nation off the so-called "fiscal cliff," a package of mandated government spending cuts and expiring tax breaks scheduled to take effect in January. That could throw the economy in reverse just as it appears to be gaining speed.
The new GDP figures are an update of the agency's estimate last month of 2 percent growth in the July-to-September period. The revised numbers, which are adjusted seasonally, offer a more accurate picture of growth than the government's initial forecast. The economy grew 1.9 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively, in the first and second quarters.

Propelling the growth in GDP was stronger consumer spending, federal outlays, expanding business inventories and a renewed housing sector, the Commerce Department said.
Americans look like you made the right choice no pun intended

Graham: I would violate Norquist's pledge

"I will violate the pledge for the good of the country -- only if Democrats will do entitlement reform," Graham said ABC's "This Week," discussing a possible bipartisan compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. "I will not raise tax rates to do it. I would cap deductions… I think Grover is wrong when it comes to capping deductions and buying down the debt."
this is the second largest pile of elephant dung they've put out there. he'll "break the Norquist pledge FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY, "ONLY" if dems do entitlement reforms".  where's the good of the country in that or is he just referring to rich people country?  no change detected yet and they still talk that Kumbaya elephant dung.
 does this idiot know what he's saying he's taking hostage the American people again hostage to get what they want no tax raise on rich. we will put a little money up only if you screw the people using the social nets, that's you and me bigger then 47%. audacity of arrogance yes.
"What I would say to Grover Norquist is that the sequester would destroy the United States military... sequestration must be replaced," Graham declared.
his first concern is the military? they are buying more rope then they can make, what about the United States citizens? right wing indifference to "we the people".

Why Susan Collins' Opposition To Susan Rice Is Hypocritical

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said on Wednesday that she would have a hard time supporting U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice as the next Secretary of State because she is concerned about Rice’s credibility in the aftermath of presenting what turned out to be an inaccurate portrayal of the Sept. 11 Benghazi terror attacks. Yet, Collins was not at all concerned about President Bush’s decision to nominate Condoleezza Rice as the nation’s top diplomat, despite her role in presenting false information that provided the justification for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Appearing on CNN, Collins hammered home various GOP talking points about concerns that Rice may have acted overly political in providing an overview of theObama administration’s knowledge in the aftermath of the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and said that damaged Rice’s credibility to be the top State Department official:
COLLINS: It’s important that the secretary of state enjoy credibility around the world with Congress and here in our country as well. And I am concerned that Susan Rice’s credibility may have been damaged by the misinformation that was presented that day. That’s one reason, as I said, that I wish she had just told the White House no, you should send a political person to be on those Sunday shows.
republicans proposed leader flunked in foreign policy debates and everytime they said anything remotely related to it. so now 23 days after their reaming they all have this foreign policy credentials that qualifies them to criticize the people appt. to that position.
did i mention they lost.  she's the current US ambassador to the UN you know that place where all the countries gather in one room, credibilty with congress another right wing oxymoron.  it's about woman hating and slapping the Pres. more so the latter.
Collins' statements throughout the day on Wednesday, on CNN and elsewhere, leave several questions unanswered. The first is why the focus on a nominee's judgement is so much more important now than in 2004 and 2005. Shortly after President Bush nominated Condoleezza Rice to be the next Secretary of State in November, 2004, Collins praised the move, saying Bush "made a very good choice." Collins, in turn, votedfor her confirmation along with almost all of her Republican colleagues.
Condoleezza Rice had spent many months prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq convincing the public of the threat that Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction program presented to the United States, including famously stating that "we don't the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." Her statements led the U.S. into a war in Iraq that will end up costing the U.S. trillions of dollars and leaving tens of thousands dead or wounded and we knew by the time Condoleezza Rice was nominated that there were no WMDs in Iraq.
IOSR, (it's ok she's republican) they have to know how hypocritical they are coming off and rightly so. are they using McCain as the red meat thrower and when it all backfires they'll throw darts at him?
this CONDOLEEZA RICE episode was more capable of giving up the real deal, hell they planned it, Susan Rice and this admin did not it was a impromptu attack, but there was no phony uproar or questions about her appointment wonder why? Collins questions their sending her out to explain, what did her party just do to her and how does she look now. don't throw cinder blocks in your lego house.

NYPD Cop Gives Homeless Man New Boots, Becomes Internet Sensation
Jennifer Foster's photo of Officer Deprimo with the homeless man.

it's easy to be critical of things like this including myself, my first thought was cool then i thought who took the picture and was there some PR police thing going on, sometimes i hate that ido that but then i realize i've learned in my 64 years to question as long as you don't write your opinions in stone you are always open to the other side of that other side, i ended on so what if he had the pic taken and published dude got some new kicks and his feet won't freeze off.
An image of a kindly young NYPD officer giving a cold homeless man a new pair of warm boots has gone viral after it spread on Facebook and Reddit, and the twentysomething beat cop has been stunned by the reaction the internet has given the arresting image.
The NYPD officer giving new boots to an unnamed, barefoot homeless man is 25-year-old Long Islander Officer Lawrence DePrimo, who had been assigned to a counterterrorism beat the night the pic was snapped by a tourist from Arizona.
see what i did i originally opted for photo opt only to read further and find a tourist took it, then it occurred to be why would tourist be in that part of town, then i look at the pic they are in front of a shoe store and most store owner don't allow homeless people to lay in front of their place of business turns consumers off.
did they happen on him after purchase or wait until? Arizona was this a heart touching photo or go back home and laugh with friends. i don't feel these are bigoted thought and not because they are mine but based on tack records and circumstance makes you wonder as before i've written no thought in stone. this cop could very well be too young to be cynical and dismissive, bottom line i don't know. this is what the Temptations meant by their song "take a stroll through your mind. this was not a induced thing gave that up years ago, this was a sober reflection.
An image of a kindly young NYPD officer giving a cold homeless man a new pair of warm boots has gone viral after it spread on Facebook and Reddit, and the twentysomething beat cop has been stunned by the reaction the internet has given the arresting image.
The NYPD officer giving new boots to an unnamed, barefoot homeless man is 25-year-old Long Islander Officer Lawrence DePrimo, who had been assigned to a counterterrorism beat the night the pic was snapped by a tourist from Arizona.

Jan Brewer, Arizona Governor, Rejects Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange

don't you just want to break out the old Sunbeam and iron this biatch, wicked witch of the west?  i still say i would have bit her finger off and spit back in her raisin mug. maybe sh'es such a uh because of her morphing disease,
Arizona won't help implement a key component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said in a letter to a federal health official Wednesday.
Including Arizona, there currently are 17 states that won't create so-called health insurance exchanges -- online marketplaces where uninsured people and small businesses will choosehealth plans and learn whether they're eligible for tax credits. Thirty million people are expected to gain health coverage through the exchanges by 2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Brewer blamed the Obama administration for her decision. "The state of Arizona has made significant progress in its planning and design configuration for all of the required health insurance exchange core functions," Brewer wrote to Gary Cohen, the director of the federal Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. 
The administration failed to issue regulations or provide detailed information to states fast enough, she charged. The health insurance exchanges must be operational on Oct. 1, 2013, when millions of people are expected to use them to shop for coverage for the following year.
failed to issue regulation fast enough? they opposed any regulations let's see due date Oct. 2013 it's now Nov.29 2012 guess all republicans got failing grades in math they are o for everything.
of course she blames the Pres. that's their on going excuse for everything, they couldn't pass any jobs laws or ACA, deficit because they were too busy trying to sink the Pres. it's all his fault that millions of American's were denied their participation in the recovery and had to suffer for 4 years, now i see where they got that "he's the worst Pres. in history" they got it out of their collective butts.
Brewer is ceding control of the new Obamacare insurance market in her state to the federal government. "Though I am a steady advocate of local control, I have come to the conclusion that the state of Arizona would wield little actual authority over its 'state' exchange," she said in the statement.
will those voted for her upon finding out what she was trying to deny them with healthcare feel all warm and fuzzy next election?

On Fiscal Cliff, Dems and GOP Closer Than They Look - But mortgage interest deduction might be a casualty

is this still incumbent on T-Pers?
Newser) – Depending on who you ask, the fiscal cliff confrontation in Washington is either a massive standoff, or a massive mirage. "It is not going to happen soon," John Barrasso, the Senate's fourth-ranking Republican saidyesterday. 
But top officials tell Politico that behind the scenes John Boehner and President Obama, who had what one insider called a "short, curt conversation" last night, have a pretty good idea what the deal will look like, even if there's a whole lot of posturing to be done before it's struck. Here's what we know:
 Politico's insiders expect about $1.2 trillion in tax hikes, at least $400 billion in entitlement cuts—mostly from Medicare—and $1.2 trillion in other spending cuts and "war savings."
  • Even Republicans privately admit taxes will go up on people making more than $250,000, because there just aren't enough deductions to cut to bring in $1.2 trillion in revenue.
last time they came to an agreement when Beohner tried to get an ok from the leaders, no can do, and the country and us suffer a couple more years do to right wing desire to save the rich.
The CEOs of 14 major corporations met with President Obama yesterday, and emerged sounding supportive of tax hikes, Reuters reports. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson called him "resoundingly reasonable," while Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein said that "if we had to lift up the marginal rate, I would do that."
 now that the "chosen one's" have ok'd the tax raise if the republicans refuse who would they be protecting then, their faces? the smiling one's watch your back Pres.