This week I've picked a broad array of topics from the Twitterverse of followers of @bamransom, including life, foreign policy, Sen. Ensign and Nevada, the debt "bomb" and the Department of Energy.
Nothing infuriates me more than the hypocrisy from the left about caring for poor women’s health.
The left cares about abortions, the number of abortions by poor, mostly black women; that’s it. And they care about it because the abortion mill Planned Parenthood gives candidates money to care about them. Congress in turn gives Planned Parenthood over $350 million per year.
The rest of the money comes from donations from elitists like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Ted Turner. Why the concern from rich leftists?
As the leftist spokeswoman, Supreme Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains it, abortion is driven by the “concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”
We saw the hypocrisy in the debate over the budget.
While Harry Reid was grandstanding about Republicans trying to deny his granddaughter pelvic exams, we all know the only pelvic exam Planned Parenthood is interested in is the one that results in a bloody fetus being expelled from a woman Warren Buffet doesn’t want to live next door to.
And please, the idea of Harry Reid’s granddaughter lacking for anything is laughable.
I’m not sure that being state GOP party chair in Nevada and oblivion is that different.
If I had to pick one over the other, I would most certainly pick oblivion.
The state’s Republican Party is a mess.
The infighting in the party makes Libya look like a family squabble.
The grassroots hates the big money people. The big money people have nothing but contempt for the grassroots.
Ensign would be better off taking the chance on getting indicted than on being party chair.
They will chew him up.
An insensitive leftist blogger calls the down-syndrome son of a Sarah Palin “retarded?”
And they think there’s something wrong with Palin?
My father was a Democrat and so was my grandfather.
So far we’ve established that Democrats hate the disabled and black babies.
My father and grandfather wouldn’t recognize today’s Democrat Party.
In a word of “must sees” this one’s the “mustest with the mostest.”
For one brief moment after the Madison meltdown, liberals tried to tell us that we didn’t have a budget problem; that as soon as the economy turned around everything would be fine.
The truth is that the debt problem in the US is not only big, but much bigger than most are acknowledging. By some accounts, if you add up all the liabilities of the US government, expressed and implied, on and off the books, you come up with around $75 trillion.
The Ryan plan is just a start,
Frances_D Frances Drake Heritage - http://blog.heritage.org/2011/04/21/morning-bell-time-to-make-cuts-in-the-department-of-energy/ PAST TIME#tcot #patriots
Heritage says that it’s time to cut the budget for the Department of Energy.
“Disco, mood rings and bell-bottom pants are relics of the 1970s relegated to the dustbin of cultural history. But one product of the 70s is still going strong and growing at a rapid rate, despite America’s monstrous fiscal crisis. It’s the Department of Energy (DOE), and in the last 10 years it has seen its budget grow by over $11 billion — a staggering 76 percent. If Congress wants to cut government spending, the DOE would be a good place to start.”
Actually it’s past time to ask whether we are getting any return on our investment at all from the Department of Energy.
Seems to me it’s just the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of the energy industry, acting as a giant way and means committee for higher energy prices.
The fiscal mess of the Obama phenomena I think we can clean up.
Foreign policy may be broken for a while though.
Like in fiscal matters, Obama has followed a foreign policy of feel-good-now-and-pay-later.
Unfortunately, the US will likely pay sooner rather than later.
There is no quick fix in Libya that doesn’t involve US troops; the Saudis hate us; Iran has no respect for us; Israel doesn’t trust us; Europe thinks we’re unreliable; we’re giving away defense secrets to the Russians; in Asia we guarantee nothing, not even the peace.
That doesn’t even include the bad new in our own hemisphere.
It’s a good day, I suppose, to go to church and pray hard.
Have a Happy Easter.
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