Thursday, February 16, 2012

Obama’s Lowlights (2/16/12)

Florida – A proposed bill will forbid citizens from using food stamps to buy sweets. The law would also restrict ATMs where food stamps can be redeemed.

Egypt - Ignoring a stern U.S. threat, Egypt this past week referred 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, to trial before a criminal court for allegedly using illegal foreign funds to foment unrest.

Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) – CPAC was actively protested by the Occupy DC movement which was set up by the AFL-CIO union head.

Energy Tax Credits - Last week, Senators Jim Demint (R-South Carolina) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act (EFEPA), a bill to repeal all energy-specific tax credits.

Health Records – Since the conversion to electronic medical records began there has been nearly a 100% increase in health data breeches.

Ginsburg - "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012," Ginsburg said in an interview this past week.

Quotes – "What's frustrated people is that I've not been able to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008. Well, it turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes. But what we have been able to do is move in the right direction” said Obama in an interview with Matt Lauer. “Handing airport screening duties to private companies could result in another terrorist attack like Sept. 11,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said last week.

Occupy DC - Authorities say 11 people have been arrested in Washington's McPherson Square since Park Police began clearing away tents from one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites. David Schlosser, who is a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, said that one of those arrested was charged with felony assault on a police officer and assault with a deadly weapon. That person is accused of hitting an officer in the face with a brick Saturday evening. The officer was treated at a hospital. Three others were charged with assault on a police officer.

Joe Biden – He admitted in a speech this past week that government subsidies have worked to raise college tuitions. Imagine that, Joe saying something that actually makes sense.

Free Speech – Remember Obama chastising the Supreme Court in his 2011 SOTU address over their ruling on Citizens United? Now all of the sudden, Obama is in favor of Super PAC’s. This from ABC’s Jake Tapper “In a conference call with members of President Obama's 2012 reelection committee this past week, campaign manager Jim Messina announced that donors should start funding Priorities USA, the Democratic Super PAC run by two former White House staffers, Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney.

Obama Occupy Fundraiser – Obama held a fundraiser for Occupy sympathizers – Event tickets cost as much as 38,500 dollars. This is just more hypocrisy.

Birth Control - Students at Shippensburg University will now be able to get Plan B, the morning after pill, from vending machines on campus. 

Gay Marriage - In a 2-1 ruling on Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned “Prop 8”, which banned same-sex marriages in California.

ObamaCare – The legislation has a provision that will force companies (more than 50 employers) to provide a room (cannot be a restroom) for women to breast feed their children.

Planned Parenthood – The organization made 164 million dollars on abortions this past year.

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  1. Going to use my cynical hat here, Patrick ... as for the birth control controversy and "women's health and reproductive rights go," keep your legs crossed. Don't get much easier than that.

    Also, going to put a comment on your previous post relative to my past profession. It will mainly entail a couple of links.

  2. Yes, nothing wrong with be cynical, especially if would solve the problem Mrs. AL. Good advice.