Aug 12, 2011

The unabashed GOP Debate... and more stuff on Skipwaves

Republican candidates Spar on Fox debate
Newt Gingrich jumped FOX's Chris Wallace for asking a series of 'gotcha' questions rather than ask content questions.  He made sense when he talked, imho.  Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann held a catfight--going after each other's records.  Suffered some damage.

Front runner Mitt Romney basically looked good and stayed above the fray.  Rick Santorum pleaded that he was being ignored.  Ron Paul pressed hard to get out of America's multiple wars to mixed applause.  All candidates raised their hands to the question that they would NOT raise taxes, even if it was coupled with ten times as many budget cuts.   Not there was Texas Governor Rick Perry who has leaked that he will announce his candidacy Saturday. The Iowa Caucus straw poll is Saturday.  Resigned Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was not on the debate but she is in Iowa to play spoiler to work the crowd and get attention.

Ezra Klein says everyone on the debate stage LOSES!



 An appeals court ruled Friday that President Barack Obama's healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House. The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect.
The legality of the so-called individual mandate, a cornerstone of the 2010 healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the Supreme Court. The Obama administration has defended the provision as constitutional.
The case stems from a challenge by 26 U.S. states which had argued the individual mandate, set to go into effect in 2014, was unconstitutional because Congress could not force Americans to buy health insurance or face the prospect of a penalty.


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed an appeal Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state's immigration enforcement law.

The appeal comes as Brewer faced a deadline for contesting a district court's decision that, among other things, barred police from enforcing a requirement that police while enforcing other laws to question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.

Brewer lost her first appeal in April when a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected her request to overturn the decision. The nation's highest court has discretion on whether to hear her appeal.

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London Riots... about RACE?  Does anyone dare say it?

16,000 British troops brought some quiet to the looting and rioting on the 4th consecutive day of fires and looting that affected London and several other cities.  Even so Brits are shocked at the lawlessness and asking why.  One writer says its about race...


Miracle on the Beach
12 year old boy sucked to sea but found and revived after many minutes underwater... all as his friends pray for him to be found.  See the heartwarming photo story from California on MSNBC.


Supercommittee appointments
Speaker John Boehner has appointed Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) as the House GOP members of the deficit reduction "super committee." Hensarling will be co-chairman of the committee. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also announced Wednesday the Senate Republican members: Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob Portman of Ohio.

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced the Senate Democratic members of the committee: Patty Murray of Washington, John Kerry of Massachusetts and Max Baucus of Montana. Murray will be the other co-chair.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has yet to name the House Democratic members of the committee.


 After being married for thirty years, a wife asked her husband to describe her.

He looked at her slowly...then said, "You're A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H. . . .   I, J, K."

She asks, "What does that mean?"

He said, "Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Foxy,
Gorgeous, Hot."

She smiled happily and said, "Oh, that's so lovely. . . but what
about I, J, K?"

He said, "I'm Just Kidding!"

His eye is still swollen.... but it will get better.


If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you would have $49.00 today! If you purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG, you would have $33.00. 
If you purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers, you would have $0.00 today. 
But, if you purchased $1,000 worth of beer, drank all the beer, turned in the aluminum cans for recycling, you would have $214.00. 
Therefore the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg Plan

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