Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
The Palin factor.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Just to make sure that is not ambiguous, she adds a (gun) crosshairs graphic & addresses.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Oregon buried the 122nd soldier killed in war yesterday.
Died: March 13, 2010 in Balad, Iraq
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Unit: 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Utah Attorney General's Office announced this
morning that it will join several states in a lawsuit
challenging the health care reform legislation
passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday
lawsuit will help make sure the rights and the
interests of American citizens are protected."
South Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota,
Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Washington
have agreed to file the lawsuit if the president signs
this bill into law. Other states are expected to join in
Monday, March 22, 2010
In a shocking move by the House Representatives, politicians banded together to do the unspeakable.
They voted to spend public money- not on wars, not on Wall Street bailouts, not on one of a zillion pork barrel projects.... but healthcare, for the people!
Every one of the 178 house republicans opposed the bill.
Likely President Obama will have a huge press conference so he can make a big deal about signing the bill. 32 million people will have health insurance as a result. Savor it!
Ted Kennedy is probably smiling from above.
I know this is a "rough start" to America fumbling it's way to true Universal health care. But we also know that it is not something the government is new to.
Medicare & the VA have been running "Socialized Medicine" for decades. Ironically- Medicare is an item people seem genuinely happy with. So they don't have to reinvent the wheel.
Whatever plan they begin with will not stay the same. There will be kinks to work out, and fine tuning along the way. Health Insurance companies are still involved, but new rules will kick in, and they will need scrutiny to make sure they are not inventing creative ways to circumvent the new rules.
The GOP would have us think we have lost freedom.
Yet others are celebrating the freedom of no longer being denied coverage, and having the health care deck, stacked against us.
The hope is the program will migrate away from the for-profit insurance based format, and become a real public option.
The government finally took action & this may cause less than 45,000 people per year from dying needless deaths. And it ticked off the GOP.
“OF ALL THE FORMS OF INEQUALITY, INJUSTICE IN HEALTH CARE IS THE MOST
SHOCKING AND INHUMANE.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
4385 U.S. Soldiers have died, and an estimated 1,366,350 Iraqis have died.
Millions of lives, and trillions of dollars ~ wasted.
We are not any more secure.
Democracy has not been installed.
The following is a no holds barred video that came from the blog of the recently deceased Brother Tim O'Donnell.
I learned about him through Border Explorer, who had mentioned he was a total hands on, radical liberal man of faith, who walked the walk. Anyway, after he passed away, I went to his web site & found this video.
The following is a graphic video portraying the reality of the U.S. presence in Iraq, it speaks the truth.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
He will be given credit for time previously served toward his ten day sentence, and he must pay a $100 fine.
It is being reported he will likely not serve his 10 days in jail, due to jail overcrowding & matrixing out of criminals.
James is also required to report no later than 2 p.m. on April 1st to the Center for Family Development for a domestic violence evaluation. He is not allowed to have contact of any kind with the Victim, Heidi Lee Siebenlist.
The Judge dismissed four other counts of Strangulation, two counts of Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Harassment.
Wait a minute!
You steal a computer & get suspended for a year.
You get into a domestic altercation that involves strangulation & get a one game suspension??
I think the University just inadvertently endorsed domestic violence.
Coach Chip Kelly is wish washy. In a pathetic press conference, he apologized to fans & faculty (but not the students!!!). He is the same coach who, back in September, when running back LeGarrette Blount punched an opposing player after Oregon's loss to Boise State, prompting Kelly to suspend him for the season.Kelly later reconsidered the suspension and Blount came back for the final two games, including during a critical stretch in the Ducks' Rose Bowl loss to Ohio State. Critics invoked Kelly's rollback of the punishment in recent months, when nine Oregon players have gotten in trouble ranging from fighting to DUII, as an indication the coach would go soft on misbehavior.
Fire Coach Kelly. That will send a message not only to his players that they will be next up - as to being outed from their scholarships. But it will send a clear message to any subsequent football coach at OUR PUBLIC COLLEGE - that enabling and hand holding and refusing to hold fully accountable illegally acting pampered college athletes is a thing of the past at better deserving University of Oregon.
Kelly - you need to GO. WE don't need you. We don't DESERVE you.
YOU are replaceable. You and your undeserved and unethical multi-million dollar public salary - for certain.