In another douchebag move Alaska, Guvnah Sarah Palin turned down $28 million in Federal money because it was specifically for energy efficiency in homes/construction. Sarah P did take $900 million in Stimulus money, but although Alaska has some of the largest energy consumption (home heating), Sarah did not want people to have to build energy efficient homes. She thinks that should be a locally made decision.
How DID Alaska wind up with such an environmentally hostile Guvnah anyway???
Friend of Dick, Joe Lieberman stepped up to display his douchebag politics:
In the end, several amendments were added, including one by Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to block the release under the Freedom of Information Act of government photographs showing the abuse of detainees. The administration is fighting the American Civil Liberties Union in federal court over the release of the photos, and the move was intended to bolster the government's legal position. (HuffPo)
Independent Joe, apparently can't handle the truth. Don't let them see what this country has done.... and in classic douche style-- he adds it to a war SPENDING bill. Nice touch, Joe.
In the hallowed halls of Congress, the Senate approved an additional $91.3 billion for...... more wars!
"The Senate voted 86-3 to pass the bill, which provides money for military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan."
Diplomatic operations? Please.
So next time I get an e mail from the Obama campaign saying join the President in the fight to get a health care program, that includes the "DONATE" request, I will send him a response, reminding him of the $176.3 billion they have already spent on wars under the Obama administration. If Obama is calling for it & asking for war funding & escalation, then these are HIS wars now. He could have chosen to go with diplomacy, and get troops out of Iraq & wind down in Afghanistan.
Not to be outdone by the Senate, -- The House version adds $11.8 billion to Obama's request, including almost $4 billion for new weapons and military equipment The House measure also adds $2.2 billion to Obama's request for foreign aid, much of which appears to be designed to get around spending limits for 2010.
All those billions for wars of choice, Congress steps up and ADDS more billions to the war spending spree.
It's like Christmas in May for the Pentagon!