When it rains on the Socialists, it pours. Seems to me the backlash against Obama & Co has beneficial side effects.
Life Site News:
Pesky Florida Pro-lifers Bring End to Planned Parenthood Program Funding
By Kathleen Gilbert
MARTIN COUNTY, Florida, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After four years of dedicated activism, a group of Florida pro-lifers is celebrating a “David and Goliath victory” after consistent pressure apparently forced a Planned Parenthood program not to re-apply for a county grant.
Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast has acknowledged it will not request a $50,000 grant from the Martin County Children’s Services Council for its La Promesa program, which was aimed at teaching the Hispanic community about contraception and abortion, in fiscal year 2010/11.
While Planned Parenthood blamed “the unrelenting harassment by radical community members” for their decision, local pro-lifers denied claims of harassment, and said they merely exposed the program’s uselessness and questionable reporting practices.
Local pro-life activist Ed Daccarett told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) that pro-lifers could not say for sure why Planned Parenthood declined to apply for funding, except “we think that we did such a job in proving that the program was a total waste.”
“We hung on to this issue [to de-fund PP] like junk yard dogs,” said Daccarett. “We simply would not let go!”
After the council lent a deaf ear to moral and religious concerns expressed by pro-lifers, the group began to investigate the specifics of the PP program, including whether there was a need in the community for such a program, and how it compared with similar services that were already being provided in the county, Daccarett explained.
He said the group interviewed 17 community and Hispanic leaders and approximately 100 Hispanic youth. In a community of no more that 3,200 Hispanics, most had no knowledge of the program – and of the handful of community leaders that knew of the Planned Parenthood program, all reported that the program was useless and a waste.
“No one saw the need for it,” said Daccarett.
The pro-life activists also say they discovered that the number of program “contacts” that was reported by Planned Parenthood’s CEO, Lillian Tamayo – 12,000 Hispanics over a five year period – would have meant that every Hispanic man, woman and child in the community was contacted close to four times each. In addition, they said, Florida Statute 125. 901 specifically state that the Council is to help children, not adults – yet Planned Parenthood reports emanating from five years of funding state that 96% of “contacts” were adults.
The group conducted an entire spectrum of activities to counter the PP program – ranging from prayer, fasting, pickets, protests, witnessing, public comments at the Council’s monthly meeting and legislative venues, TV interviews, and contacting the governor’s office.
As the pressure mounted, and negative newspaper articles appeared against Planned Parenthood and the Children’s Services Council, two board chairs resigned, as well as the executive director and a few council members. These events appeared to have been either a direct, indirect or incidental result of the pro-life activities.
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- Obama Arrogance: Federalized Student Loans attached to Senate ObamaCare Reconcilation ramjob
- Dana Carvey Does Obama, Enjoy! 😉 (video)
- breaking: Obama’s Panic Erupts; Cancels Mar 18th Trip; poor baby poor baby
- Obama’s Deadline Died; Time to Easter Mob the DEMS Townhalls
- Pelosi paints Massa as the “Victim”; Swamp Woman Strikes Again
- Sarah Palin to help send Internet Troll to Prison
- Passage of ObamaCare now far from assured; Pelosi determination? reduced to ‘hopeful’
- The Mighty Tea Party Movement gives Obama a Philadelphia Hotfoot
- IF ObamaCare passes; Overwhelming Opposition of Obama and Congress will erupt like Mt Vesuvius
- arguing with an angry naked man
- DEM-O-DRAMA: Paterson, Massa, and Obama; Who’ll land the final blow? (last one laughing wins, ya know)
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: The “All You Can Eat” Reconciliation Buffet and It’s Alive! and Leave Our Salt Alone and Scott Brown Still The 41st Vote and The Nuts Attack On Roberts and Third Parties Help Dems, Whether False or Real Flags
Michelle Malkin: Nancy Pelosi: Un-merry maid and Panic at the Team O: Asia jaunt delayed for Demcare and The South Jersey jihadist and Harry Reid hides behind 11-year-old kiddie shield Marcelas Owens and A wrench in Dems’ Wreckonciliation plans, but… and Holding Corruption-Enabler of the House Nancy Pelosi accountable; GOP resolution on Massa ethics probe passes 404-2 402-1; roll call vote added and Corruptocrat AG Eric Holder’s “forgetfulness” strikes again and Endless “Time for talk is over” tour hits Cleveland, Ohio on Monday; Update: More signs of No-mentum
HOTAiR: Younger voters trending anti-abortion and American AQ agent in Yemen worked at nuclear plants and Breaking: Obama delays Asia trip to work on ObamaCare and Beeler on Democratic ethics enforcement and Obamateurism of the Day and Quotes of the day and Graham to Obama: If you use reconciliation on health care, it’ll kill amnesty and Obama splits Nobel Peace Prize money among 10 charities and Good news: “Under God” clause in pledge of allegiance once again constitutional in California and Florida: Romney 52, Huckabee 21, Palin 18 and Gibbs: What’s wrong with demagoging the Supreme Court during the State of the Union? and Endgame: House to begin final push for ObamaCare on Monday
Dick Morris:FENCE-SITTING ON OBAMACARE: BEING JIM MATHESON and MAGNIFICENT, BUT NOT POLITICS and URGENT: FINAL HEALTH CARE VOTE COMING IN DAYS and CALL THESE SWING CONGRESSMEN ON HEALTH CARE and OBAMACARE’S DEFINING MOMENT: IT’S DO OR DIE (LITERALLY) and HIT THE PHONES AND WRITE YOUR CHECKS TO STOP OBAMACARE
Gateway Pundit: Figures. Politico Uses Evangelical Obama Voter In Tea Party Hit Piece and Obama Reminds Missouri He Treats Tax Dollars Like Monopoly Money and Rep. Stupak Mocks House Leadership on Obamacare Tactics (Video) and RINO Lindsey Graham & Chuck Schumer Present Their Amnesty Plan to Obama and Friday Morning Mobster Shot and Breaking: Al-Qaeda Killer & Dem Operative Worked at New Jersey Nuclear Plant and Senator Inhofe: “Defeating Barbara Boxer Is Not a Victory, It’s a Contribution to Humankind” (Audio) and Stunner. Al-Qaeda Killer Who Shot His Way Out of Hospital Is Former Dem Operative and Junk Science Bombshell: NASA & Media Knew About Bogus Climate Data 3 Years Ago
Frugal Café: Sordid Massa Details Mount: Nancy Pelosi Knew Massa Was a Predator… And Did NOTHING and More Newspaper Layoffs Imminent… Now 600 More Employees Will Be Jobless in Hawaii, Despite Obama’s “Affections” and Another Slimey, Complex Dem Scheme to Force Through ObamaCare… Will Ram “Shell” of Health Care Bill to Pass It Through Budget Committee for Reconciliation and No Worries Now in Maryland for James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles: ACORN’s Lawsuit Dismissed by Baltimore Court, Plus ACORN Kicked Out of Ohio for Voter Registration Fraud and Will Fifth Amendment Work with US Census 2010 Privacy Questions? Probably Not… Census Getting “Too Close & Personal” (video)
Boudica BPI: 5 second clip of how stupid Pelosi thinks you are.
Good Time Politics:Obama’s federal strategy could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing U.S. waters!
Mad Conservative: Watching Al Gore choke, what fun!
SamHenry: Nothing Slick Ever Lasts – That May Mean our Man Rahm and OFA Now Threatening No Voting Congressmen Over Health Care Reform
Temple of MUT: Code Red – OPERATION URGENT CARE – Nationwide/D.C. Protests at Noon, Mar. 16
Charging Elephant: In Denial and Health-Care Bill Path Complicated by Parliamentarian and Be Very Careful About Your Wishes and Senator Graham’s Inexplicable National ID Support and Senator Graham’s Inexplicable National ID Support
When we get out from under this Communist regime ,and if we cane stop this Communized Healthcare, I foresee that an amendment will be made to keep this type of clusterf*ck from happening again. Similar to the amendment the made to prevent another FDR kingdom.
Two interesting quotes from above. They seem to contradict each other, but maybe not. Depends on if you think having the fangs of a junk yard dog stuck in your arse is harrassment or not. hahaha
I think it’s a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Why doesn’t the county set up a way to provide contraceptives to hispanics who need them? Perhaps they already do offer that service. But they may not want to go to the gov’t for care. PP offers a relatively safe haven except that with all the lunatics about, they probably are afraid to go there. They might as well close the door and let all the poor have lots of babies. I think that will solve the problem.
“While Planned Parenthood blamed “the unrelenting harassment by radical community members” for their decision, local pro-lifers denied claims of harassment, and said they merely exposed the program’s uselessness and questionable reporting practices.”
“We hung on to this issue [to de-fund PP] like junk yard dogs,” said Daccarett. “We simply would not let go!”
“You heard about Rush saying he would go to Costa Rica to get health care if Obamacare passes?”
He never said that. He said he would go to Costa Rica to see a doctor. Never said he wold leave.
That’s the difference in listening to the program instead of getting the KOS talking points
Rush: Well, that has been turned into I’m going to leave the country for Costa Rica and move there if Obamacare passes. I’ve had all kinds of reporters: “Are you serious? Do you really mean this?” So I’ve had to patiently explain today to people who do not bother to stay informed on this stuff what the genesis and the primary context of my comment was. I said, “Look, there are insurance companies who don’t want to be put out of business.” We’ve talked to them on the program. I’ve talked to them privately. They are establishing health care clinics with quality doctors in places like Costa Rica. They’re going to continue to sell policies to people who have the ability to fly down there and get treatment. If I have to get thrown into this massive government health care insurance business and end up going to the driver’s license office every day when I need to go to the doctor, yeah, I’ll go to Costa Rica for treatment, not move there. So they’re just in a tizzy out there, between Costa Rica and Eric Massa. So — (laughing) — it’s going to be a fun day. Heck, it already is a fun day
VF, are you going to post all day and not comment at all?
I got a repreive from being a chaufer at the last minute. My son caught a ride into spokane with a friend who was going there anyway and we saved some fossil fuels from being burned and causing terrible harm to our already fragile environment. All is good now. I can go and eat a hamburger without guilt. with processed cheese on top. yum. haha
out with the bad, in with the good. Does Obama get to replace this creep?
March 12, 2010 in Nation/World
House votes to impeach U.S. judge
Associated Press The Spokesman-Review Print
WASHINGTON – The House voted unanimously Thursday to impeach a U.S. district judge from Louisiana, who lawmakers said avoided likely criminal charges related to alleged payoffs in part because the statute of limitations expired.
The House approved four impeachment articles charging U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. with taking payoffs and lying under oath. The unanimous vote reflected the bipartisan anger of the House over the judge’s conduct.
The case goes to trial in the Senate, where a two-thirds vote is needed to convict Porteous of the “high crimes and misdemeanors” standard set out in the Constitution.
Porteous was accused of taking cash from lawyers and gifts from a bail bondsman, lying to the Senate and the FBI to win confirmation, and making false statements in his personal bankruptcy proceedings.
If convicted in the Senate, Porteous would become the eighth federal judge in U.S. history to be impeached and convicted.
Porteous was nominated by President Bill Clinton.
how apt that the impeached Clinton nominated Porteous. I never really understood Clinton’s impeachment. Can someone help me understand why he continued to be President after he was impeached? my memory is a bit sketchy, I know.
I found this interesting. It’s about a republican in Alaska’s state congress. I love his quote and would back some of his initiatives if he were my state rep. I love that his name is Con. I am looking for a new name for myself. That one may be appropo, ya think?
Con Bunde had one of the better lines to come out of the Alaska Legislature:
“Rationalization is the key to happiness.”
He delivered it some years ago in a voice equally amused and acerbic. He was describing the ability of lawmakers to find good and noble reasons to spend the money they wanted to spend whether they had good and noble reasons or not.
The line and tone suit the lawmaker. Sen. Bunde said Thursday he’s ending his 18-year legislative career, opting not to seek re-election in 2010.
Until the bipartisan coalition took over the Senate after the 2006 elections and Bunde joined the minority in the political wilderness, he was used to being a member of the Republican majority, first in the House and then the Senate. That was a comfortable position from which to take a jaundiced view of the foibles of representative democracy.
Bunde criticized some advocates of rural Alaska for romanticizing Bush and village life. He had a point. But if some advocates failed to see village life whole, so at times did Bunde during debates about subsistence and subsidies.
He’s never been a lockstep vote. He broke with elements of his own party over tobacco tax increases, which he championed as a public health measure, mandatory seat belt use, which riled the state’s libertarians, and the 1998 constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
forgot to cite my source. I always try to cite my source:
also forgot the headline:
Our view: Con Bunde
Legislative veteran calls it quits
Published: March 11th, 2010 10:47 PM
Last Modified: March 11th, 2010 10:47 PM
maybe I’ll take his last name too. Bunde….has quite a ring to it, eh? HAHAHAHA heeheehee
This is disturbing. I have been to Lacy, WA. That is where the channeler of Ramtha lives, I think. I wonder if this woman is a follower of Ramtha. Maybe Ramtha told her to do it. Does anyone know who Ramtha is?
Woman gets 16 years for raping daughter from China
The Associated Press
Published: March 12th, 2010 07:27 AM
Last Modified: March 12th, 2010 07:28 AM
TACOMA, Wash. – A 47-year-old woman in Washington state has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for raping her 8-year-old daughter adopted from China.
Donna Marie Whisenhunt, of Lacey, pleaded guilty to child rape as part of a plea agreement. She was sentenced Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma.
Her husband, 51-year-old Eddy Tony Whisenhunt, also pleaded guilty and was sentenced last month to 18 years in prison.
The News Tribune of Tacoma reports the couple were arrested in May after their daughter talked to a school counselor. She had been adopted shortly after her birth in China, and police say the abuse occurred over a four-year period.
If you understand what she really means, you know it means RATIONED healthcare.
In Delivering Care, More Isn’t Always Better, Experts Say
By Ceci Connolly
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A dirty word in health-care reform is “rationing,” a term that conjures up the image of faceless government bureaucrats denying lifesaving therapies in the name of cutting costs.
But what if the real issue is not the specter of future rationing, but the haphazard, even illogical, way in which care is delivered today?
Medical professionals say the fundamental problem in the nation’s health-care system is the widespread misuse and overuse of tests, treatments and drugs that drive up prices, have little value to patients, and can pose serious risks. The question, they say, is not whether there will be rationing, but rather what will be rationed, and when and how.
“More is not necessarily better,” said Bernard Rosof, chairman of the board of directors of New York’s Huntington Hospital and a board member of the independent National Quality Forum. “In many cases, less is better.”
When the Senate Finance Committee resumes its consideration of health-care legislation Tuesday, the lawmakers will be wading into one of the most complex, emotionally charged aspects of today’s $2.4 trillion system. Democrats, feeling politically singed by this summer’s talk of “death panels,” are struggling to explain how a bill that would take hundreds of billions of dollars out of the system would not affect care.
Republicans, sensing a political opening, intend to highlight provisions they say could lead to the denial of medical services, or rationing.
“We don’t want to turn health care over to a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington, who then will determine what kind of health care we have,” committee member Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) said recently. “And you know that rationing is going to happen.”
Critics of the Democrats’ bill cite places, such as Canada and Europe, where government experts prioritize the delivery of medical services. Wait times, particularly for specialists, may stretch for weeks or months under such a system, they fear.
“Here in the States, we get access to new drugs and medical devices,” said Canadian-born Sally C. Pipes, president of the market-oriented Pacific Research Institute. “I have friends in Vancouver who can’t get colonoscopies; they wait six or seven months.”
Others, however, see problems of misalignment in the American system, fueled by industry advertising, physician fears about malpractice lawsuits and a culture that craves the latest, greatest everything. The situation here, they argue, is that there is not enough care for some, and too much for others.
Often, people with generous insurance plans can run up large bills and face life-threatening complications from unnecessary care: back surgeries that result in wound infections, when physical therapy might have been a more effective treatment; imaging scans that expose patients to radiation; medication-caused side effects that must be treated.
As much as $850 billion spent on medical care each year “can be eliminated without reducing the quality of care,” according to a 2008 report by the New England Healthcare Institute. That is enough money to extend insurance coverage to more than 30 million people, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The misuse and overuse runs from simple antibiotics to sophisticated surgeries, Rosof said. More than $58 billion is spent on inappropriate drugs, such as antibiotics for upper respiratory infections that do not respond to medication, according to the institute report. About $21 billion is spent treating non-urgent cases in the emergency department, where physicians rely more on duplicative and costly tests because they are unfamiliar with their patients’ histories.
The largest potential area for savings — up to $600 billion a year — is the great “unexplained” variation in hospital procedures such as the number of Caesarean sections and coronary bypass surgeries performed. Vaginal delivery is far safer than a C-section, and prescription medicines can stabilize many heart patients without dangerous surgical complications, Rosof said. Less invasive and risky alternatives are also less expensive.
“We will eliminate a lot of harm that comes from the overuse and inappropriate use and misuse of medical interventions,” he said. “This is not about rationing. This is about practicing evidence-based medicine.”
In theory, Joseph Antos, a health policy scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, agrees. One classic example, he said, is the widespread use of full-body scans “by middle-class people who are probably a little neurotic.”
“If they want to spend their money on that, that’s fine. If they want to spend our money on that, we ought to think about it,” he said. “The problem is, there are very few examples of things like full-body scans where it is a no-brainer. When you get down to the specific individual cases, it’s very difficult.”
In a world of finite resources, it is logical to worry about rationing, said Mark V. Pauly, a professor of health-care management at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. Making greater use of advanced practice nurses is one way to trim costs and maintain high quality, he said. But he suspects there are few instances of such “low-hanging fruit.”
Many others express confidence that better data on what works and greater use of electronic medical records will help physicians deliver high-value care. But the shift will also require changes in payment incentives, malpractice laws and, ultimately, cultural attitudes.
In today’s system, doctors face increasing pressure to perform expensive tests and procedures they know may not be necessary, or even advisable, said Arthur Kellerman, an associate dean at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta and a physician at that city’s Grady Memorial Hospital. Patients routinely arrive in the hospital’s emergency room complaining of a headache and asking for a CT scan. Though the costly scan can help detect tumors and aneurysms, Kellerman counsels against it, explaining the risk of radiation exposure.
“We can always revisit it down the road if the problem persists,” he tells the patient. Kellerman has just rationed care. But, he maintains, it is the right kind of rationing, based on known benefits and risks. And reducing traffic in the ER helps free up beds, machines and doctors to treat the true emergencies.
As he put it: “In the United States today, we give you all the care you can afford, whether or not you need it, as opposed to all the care you need, whether or not you can afford it.”
NY cashier, 91, punched trying to fend off thief
The Associated Press
Published: March 12th, 2010 04:41 AM
Last Modified: March 12th, 2010 04:41 AM
EAST NORTHPORT, N.Y. – A 91-year-old New York pharmacy cashier refused medical attention and went back to work after a thief punched her.
Florence Critelli grabbed the man’s hand and screamed when he reached over and grabbed cash from her cash register at the Rite Aid in East Northport on Long Island. He punched her in the chest, knocking her down, before fleeing.
Says Critelli: “He hit me good.”
But she refused to leave work early. She says she didn’t want to just “sit there and be bored.”
After finishing her shift Thursday, she insisted on driving herself home.
Critelli, who has seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, says if police catch the guy, she wants to “smack him.”
and in case I forgot to cite the story about the woman rapist. sigh. what is becoming of our society?
I don’t cite my sources if I fell like it’s to my enjoyment.
I really admire that Florence Critelli. She didn’t let a little mugging keep her from selling all those drugs. lol
My grandmother’s best friend worked the counter in a drug store until she was in her upper nineties, I think. I always admired that. We called her Auntie Vi and she was very tall and obviously very healthy. And sort of cheap except that she would come to our suburban home with my nana and pick me up and take me to my grandparents apt in Manhattan. My nana did not drive, so this was a generous thing to do. Of course she prolly charged my granny up the ying yang for wear and tear on her vehicle. I dunno. haha
foxy, if you fell, I might get enjoyment out of that too. 😉
Good afternoon Rosey !
dang, I missed this. I would like to get to know these peeps. In fact, I may be related to the meg doherty chick. I will have to check our geneology charts to make sure. I like the “sisterhood of mommy patriots”. I hope they will include empty nest mommies. Otherwise I think they would be too exclusive. As it is they are excluding infertile women, and I think that is kind of mean.
March 12, 2010 in City
Health care reform protested
From Staff Reports The Spokesman-Review
More than a dozen conservative activists from a group called Spokane Patriots picketed in downtown Spokane on Thursday to call attention to their opposition to federal health care reform.
They carried signs along the sidewalk in front of the Peyton Building at 10 N. Post St. where U.S. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a supporter of health reform, has her Spokane office.
Also, in the Peyton Building is the office of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., a reform opponent.
Meg Doherty, who is affiliated with a “sisterhood of mommy patriots,” said that health care reform is “going to create thousands of new problems.”
The picketers, who were collecting letters to Murray, said they will work to see Murray defeated in her re-election bid this year.
Among the organizers Thursday was Mike Fagan, who is affiliated with anti-tax initiative sponsor Tim Eyman in Washington.
actually, if the infertile women adopted they would probably be included. and I’m sure they have “honorary members” for those with no children. I was really only kidding.
That does it. no more tires from Les Schwab. I like to do business there because they are professional but I found it interesting that they are one of only a few businesses in my town that were listed on BBB’s bad list when I talked to someone from the BBB a few years ago.
March 12, 2010 in Business
In brief: Les Schwab settles with EEOC on hiring claims
The Spokesman-Review Print
Seattle – Les Schwab Tire Centers, one of the largest automotive businesses in the West, has agreed to pay $2 million to settle claims it refused to hire qualified women who applied for jobs changing tires.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the company four years ago in U.S. District Court in Seattle.
Slightly more than 200 women – denied “sales and service” jobs in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah since 2004 – will be eligible for a share of the settlement, said EEOC regional attorney William R. Tamayo.
Les Schwab, headquartered in Bend, Ore., disputed lawsuit’s allegations and succeeded in having some of the claims – that it failed to promote women to management and failed to provide them with training – dismissed.
The company did not admit guilt in the settlement but did agree to continue anti-discrimination training for employees and to try to hire women in proportion to their numbers within the applicant pool for vacant jobs.
The tire company has 420 stores and 6,600 employees.
Donald Trump Attacks Gore, Makes Mika Uncomfortable On Morning Joe
by Frances Martel | 12:57 pm, March 12th, 2010
Taking a refreshing vacation from the serious issues facing Washington today (tickle fights), the Morning Joe team indulged in some network cross-promotion as Donald Trump crash-landed onto the show to promote the new season of Celebrity Apprentice premiering this Sunday. And what an interview it was: he praised Rod Blagojevich, he called for the retraction of Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize (“I’m not supposed to use hair spray!”), he hit on Mika Brzezinski. It was the best ten minutes in the show’s history since a drunken Terry McAuliffe took Bacardi shots on air to drown the pain of Hillary Clinton’s primary defeat in 2008.
“21st Century’s Abraham Lincoln,” as Joe Scarborough nicknamed him during the cut to commercial, made a grand entrance giving Brzezinski an awkward, slightly-too-long hug and admitted that he only watches the show because of her beauty. Then he launched into a passionate defense of his comrade-in-hair, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. “He’s got a lot of courage, when you think of it,” he said. “When people get indicted, they crawl into a corner. They put their thumb in their mouth, they say ‘Mommy, take me home;’ this guy is on every show.”
He also defended his inclusion of disgraced baseball star Daryl Strawberry and Dennis Rodman’s appearance on a previous season, prompting Scarborough to describe Trump’s mission on the show as “you take people that nobody else wants, you bring them together and you put them on a championship team.”
Not all was fun and games for The Donald, however. He also took some time to rip into the two foreign policy issues he sees as the most important and most ignored problems facing America today: OPEC’s monopoly on the oil industry and the US’s trade policies with China. In a pot-meet-kettle moment, Trump complained that OPEC is “making so much money it’s obscene,” and argued that without clamping down on OPEC, American trade will be hindered indefinitely. His attack on China was even bolder, claiming that “they think we’re the dumbest sons of bitches in the world” and calling for a “50% tax right off the bat” on any product imported from there. And of Gore: “Take away his Nobel Prize.”
Then he had Mika “inspect” his hair for a toupee, and with her investigation concluding the hair was, indeed, real, Trump left the show a happy man.
MMM MMM Good!
Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:05pm EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A California sushi chef and the restaurant in which he worked have been charged with illegally serving meat from an endangered Sei whale, the Justice Department said on Thursday.
Kiyoshiro Yamamoto, 45, and the parent company of the popular restaurant The Hump in Santa Monica were charged late on Wednesday with violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act which makes it illegal to sell any kind of whale meat.
The case stemmed from informants who ordered whale meat at the restaurant in October 2009 and evolved into a sting operation by U.S. wildlife and customs officials who observed whale meat being served at the restaurant last week.
“Someone should not be able to walk into a restaurant and order a plate of an endangered species,” U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. said in a statement.
According to an affidavit filed with the criminal complaint, two confidential informants last week ordered whale meat during a sting operation while wildlife and customs officers sat at the sushi bar observing.
The sushi chef went to a car in the parking lot and brought a package of meat back into the restaurant where he opened it at the sushi bar and sliced the meat to serve, according to the document.
After initially ignoring questions from a customer at the sushi bar about the meat, “a customer to the right of the (official) then asked the sushi chef about the meat product, and the sushi chef quietly said that it was ‘whale,'” the affidavit said.
The plate of whale meat was then delivered to the two informants’ table.
A lawyer for the restaurant and chef was not immediately available for comment.
The charge carries a penalty of up to one year in prison and fines of up to $100,000 for individuals and $200,000 for organizations.
The case is USA v. Typhoon Restaurant dba The Hump Restaurant and Kiyoshiro Yamamoto, Central District of California.
How come we have to pass this F-ed up bill now ? Because 70 people a day are dying, and a young boy is hauled up by Senator Dick (durbin) to cry and make the Republicans feel bad? The bill will not take affect for 4 years!
Won’t those 70 people a day still die during those 4 years? THE BILL IS A SCAM!
180,000 people will die from the time Obutthole signs the Helathcare bill, till the time it takes effect. So why are we in such a hurry to pass a piece of crap?
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Sorry for the no show lately but I’ve been so mad at what our government is doing that I haven’t been able to blog. Instead I took this week to focus on my job search and increase my workouts. It really paid off!! My blood pressure is better than ever and I have a second job interview next week! After the first interview yesterday I really feel confident that they will be offering me a position!! YEA!!!
I really wanted to blog all week about “chicka chicka bow wow” Rahm Emanual… lol
That’s good news Belle!
March 12, 2010 in Business
Obama outlines plan to strengthen U.S. exports, jobs
Steven Thomma McClatchy WASHINGTON –
President Barack Obama on Thursday laid out plans to help U.S. businesses double their export sales and add what he said would be 2 million more jobs at home during the next 5 years.
“In a time when millions of Americans are out of work, boosting our exports is a short-term imperative,” Obama said in unveiling his National Export Initiative.
“When other markets are growing and other nations are competing, we’ve got to get even better,” he told the annual conference of the Export-Import Bank. “We need to secure our companies a level playing field. We need to guarantee American workers a fair shake. In other words, we need to up our game.”
Obama’s plan would boost government efforts to help U.S. businesses, create new partnerships with shipping firms such as FedEx, and ease controls over the export of technology such as cell phones, which currently have to go through lengthy reviews to ensure that they don’t compromise national security secrets.
Obama also strived anew to reassure Americans who are anxious about losing jobs to overseas competitors that pay lower wages and lure away U.S. factories, and he acknowledged some downsides to trade.
“If you ask the average American what trade has offered them, they won’t say that their televisions are cheaper, or productivity is higher. They’d say they’ve seen the plant across town shut down, jobs dry up, communities deteriorate. And you can’t blame them for feeling that way,” he said.
“The fact is, other countries haven’t always played by the same set of rules. America hasn’t always enforced our trade rights, or made sure that the benefits of trade are broadly shared. And we haven’t always done enough to help our workers adapt to a changing world.”
Still, he insisted, “we’ve got to compete in the global marketplace.”
He said his administration will enforce existing trade agreements to assure fair trade. He also said that his administration continues to negotiate with Columbia, Panama, and South Korea on trade agreements stalled by opposition from U.S. labor unions and their Democratic allies in Congress, but aides didn’t point to any pending breakthroughs.
Thank you Fox!
I am very happy. I really hoped that I could’ve waited until the work was done on our house but I don’t want to pass up this opportunity! I honestly miss working.
hey belle! great news about your health and the job prospect!
The job market does seem to be getting better around here. There is still high unemployment and lots of people vying for the same few jobs, but it seems like there are a few more jobs available lately. I think employers were really scared to hire more staff for fear of more economic fall, but the need for some jobs is still there. Peeps still need their morning espresso afterall.
It’s funny how my blood pressure does down when I stop thinking about Obama & Co. I just feel so fed up!! I don’t think anybody can stop his agenda. I wouldn’t be surpised if they try to jam cap and trade down our throats next!!! I just can’t stand it anymore.
but the jobs that are scarce are the higher paying ones. I do feel for the former execs who cannot find a position of which they are accostomed to but not enough to cry. They should run for office and create more high paying jobs. or get a gov’t contract or a cushy desk job in wash dc.
Rose wrote: hey belle! great news about your health and the job prospect!
The job market does seem to be getting better around here. There is still high unemployment and lots of people vying for the same few jobs, but it seems like there are a few more jobs available lately.
Rose, It’s weird because I wasn’t even getting call backs until this week. I started to feel like I would never go back until now. I can truly see why people start to give up.
maybe if we some of the higher wage earners resigned themselves to lower wages, we could compete in the global marketplace. Like instead of $500,000 what if they made half of that? They can always inbreed with each other and double their household incomes. What family couldn’t live on a half mil a year?
“Obama outlines plan to strengthen U.S. exports”
We don’t manufacture anything to export.
Sounds like Communism.
belle, I had almost given up too when I got a job offer. It’s only part time, and I have to deduct 75% from my unemployment, but it should lead to more hours and possibly a full time position. I do believe that things are picking up in America. Glory Be!
Rose, That is great news!! I would take part time just to get back in the work place. I will have to work really hard to come close to what I was making when I got laid off last February but I have to start somewhere.
I like progressive companies that give their workers shares in profits and limit the amount a top executive can make in accordance with what the lowest employee gets. No CEO can make more than 7 times what the lowest employee gets.
Employees seem to really like working for a company like that. There are some real success stories from companies like Men’s World Warehouse and Ben and Jerry’s.
some might think them commie anti americans. Actually mens world was started by a Canadian in Canada I believe.
Rose wrote: I do believe that things are picking up in America. Glory Be!
Hmm.. Can you imagine how much better things would be if Obama & Co would’ve focused on the jobs bill A YEAR AGO??? Instead they wasted a whole year on healthcare and cap & trade. Obama will never see a second term.
we can’t always get what we want, but if we try sometime, we just might find that we get what we need.
belle, some of these jobs may be a result of the delayed stimulus bill no?
Is your job a stimulus job?
I’ll be back in a few. I have to let the pooches out.
Rose wrote: belle, some of these jobs may be a result of the delayed stimulus bill no?
Is your job a stimulus job?
No my job isn’t a stimulus job. I don’t think we’ll ever see a stimulus job in Columbus.
Hell is there even a stimulus job to be had???
I don’t think that a better job outlook is really a good sign for america. I think the jobs are being propped up by the gov’t at too high a cost. This may not seem like a commie thing to say. Sorry if I disappoint anyone.
yes, belle. I am seeing quite a lot lately.
The United State was was born a free market society. Anything less in not Capitalism.
“Is your job a stimulus job?”
HA! no such thing…
belle, my area is getting quite a bit of money to build roads and highways. I have read about other innovative projects as well. You need to be proactive to get the money and provide the jobs. There are plenty of jobs if you are in the right field. The US can increase production and exports. Our students need to be trained to meet the demand for increased manufacturing. It must be done without impacting the environment. It is a big challenge. Can America meet it? Yes, my answer is yes. I thnk we can.
How do we even track “stimulus jobs”? Is there a website?
Stimulus is a sluss fund to pay fr Democraps re election…
call me Rosie the Riveter. haha I will wield a solar powered riveting gun and will proudly pose for a poster. lol
belle, not really sure how to track them.
Recovery.org, but they lie. there were boguss job listings in zip codes that didn’t exist.
I heard that ACORN sued and won rights to receive federal funding. That’s a bunch of horse sh!t! They shouldn’t be given 1 dime of taxpayer money.
Fox wrote: Recovery.org, but they lie. there were boguss job listings in zip codes that didn’t exist.
They did lie on that site. I couldn’t believe some of the things I read.
belle, that ACORN is getting refunded is a true act of wonder. I guess they have become like an orphan child of the gov’t. They were adopted and the gov’t just doesn’t have the heart to release them into the streets. There would be a lot of inner city jobs lost without ACORN. Yes, some of them are incompetent and fraudulent. I think they are horribly mis-managed. But the need for them apparently is still there. Why don’t the churches step up and do more for needy people?
I just read this….
White House published an analysis on the impact of the stimulus plan by congressional district; this table provides a summary by state, while the original document is found here. Nevertheless, it is worth pointing out that the margin of error for the estimate is very large, so there is NO WAY to determine precisely how many jobs will be saved or created by the stimulus plan.
This is from http://trackthestimulus.com/Jobs.aspx
Rose wrote: They were adopted and the gov’t just doesn’t have the heart to release them into the streets.
Rose, I have no problem kicking their butts to the curb!
I can’t believe what I hear,Rosey…
There is a REAL world…
Rose wrote: Why don’t the churches step up and do more for needy people?
hahahha… I am Catholic so I should be careful what I say… hmmm I better not go there. lol
lol belle, I have no doubt you would try but watch out for some of them city folk. They sometimes pack heat, ya know?
that website is something belle! What up with Colorado getting so many of the jobs???? Hell, I could live there, no problem!
belle, does your church help the poor and needy?
belle, does Columbus have an ACORN office?
I guess southern churchs are the only ones that give, huh?
Rose wrote: that website is something belle! What up with Colorado getting so many of the jobs???? Hell, I could live there, no problem!
Hmm… Could it have something to do with Denver?? lol
why don’t we start a 501c3 that competes with ACORN? What should we call it?
how bout WALNUTS? It stands for:
We All Love Neglected Unfairly Treated Socialists
ACORN help out people with jobs. You can get a home to house your 13 year old prostitutes.
I wonder if they can help with dope distribution jobs?
Rose, I believe Ohio sued ACORN and won yesterday. I believe ACORN is out of Ohio’s elections. I think every state should do that.
Citizens Opposed to Regulating Newly Neglected Unfairly Treated Socialists
Fox wrote: ACORN help out people with jobs. You can get a home to house your 13 year old prostitutes.
Fox, don’t forget about those abortions we’ve BEEN PAYING FOR to keep those prostitutes working 24/7.
ACORN is corrupt to the core. Helping out the por is just a front.
por = poor
Aging Liberals Making Out New Deals
Rose wrote: or CORNNUTS
Citizens Opposed to Regulating Newly Neglected Unfairly Treated Socialists
Rose, you’ve been working hard on that one. lol
People After Wages, People Awarded Wages
What about WALNUT
White Americans Living Nearby Unemployed Taxpayers….
Citizens Holding Extreme Socialist Theories for Neglected Unfairly Treated Socialists
How bout: PAWOAO
Power to All Whites Over All Others
Rose, haha keep working on it.
Mr Belle just text and said he is coming home a little early. I have to get ready for happy hour Friday. I wish I would’ve logged on sooner. I promise to check back later.
It’s been great catching up. lol
oops, sorry getting a little carried away.
belle, it’s been a blast!
Rose wrote: oops, sorry getting a little carried away.
haha! I think you’re on to something. lol
I just want to see CNN to a segment called White In America. lol
Okay I will check back later.
belle, I want to see a rap group called “Whities With Attitudes” haha
Progressives are Socialists by their own admission.
Socialism in America is alive, well, and growing. Aided by such influential Congressmen as John Conyers, Ranking Member of the House Judicial Committee, David Bonior, the pit-bull-dog who successfully whipped Newt, Maxine Waters, the President’s outspoken defender in the impeachment debates, and nearly 60 other Representatives, socialism is advancing in America behind the “Progressive” label. Here are a few excerpts taken directly from the web page of the Democratic Socialists of America. (Italicized emphasis provided)
“The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA’s members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics.
“At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. We are activists committed not only to extending political democracy but to demanding democratic empowerment in the economy, in gender relations, and in culture. Democracy is not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society. Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism – a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society.
We are socialists because we reject an international economic order sustained by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo.
We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based both on democratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.”
Here is what “Liberty” looks like to a socialist:
“A democratic commitment to a vibrant pluralist life assumes the need for a democratic, responsive, and representative government to regulate the market, protect the environment, and ensure a basic level of equality and equity for each citizen. In the 21st century, such regulation will increasingly occur through international, multilateral action. But while a democratic state can protect individuals from domination by inordinately powerful, undemocratic transnational corporations, people develop the social bonds that render life meaningful only through cooperative, voluntary relationships. Promoting such bonds is the responsibility of socialists and the government alike.
“The social welfare programs of government have been for the most part positive, if partial, responses to the genuine social needs of the great majority of Americans. The dismantling of such programs by conservative and corporate elites in the absence of any alternatives will be disastrous. Abandoning schools, health care, and housing, for example, to the control of an unregulated free market magnifies the existing harsh realities of inequality and injustice.”
The action agenda posted on the socialists’ web site very closely parallels Agenda 21, and the recommendations of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. The web site boasts the creation of the “Progressive Caucus” in Congress, as well as the coalition that is working to promote the socialist agenda in Congress.
I don’t care much for Regressive Progressives.
“Socialism need healthcare to be socialism.” — Dick Morris
This is like poetry. Whoever wrote this is a hero. I hope he/she can make this beautiful vision come true someday.
“At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. We are activists committed not only to extending political democracy but to demanding democratic empowerment in the economy, in gender relations, and in culture. Democracy is not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society. Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism – a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society.”
“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” — Vladimir Lenin
“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” — Vladimir Lenin
“Give us four years to teach a child and the seed we have sown will never be uprooted. Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.” — Vladimir Lenin
“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” — Joseph Stalin
“We cannot expect the Americans to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.” — Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev
“The goal of socialism is communism.” — Vladimir Lenin
“The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.” — Vladimir Lenin
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. — Karl Marx
So you look forward to Socialism/Communism now?
Look as if you’ve embraced it.
CONSTITUTION OF THE USSR
Hammer & Sickle
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF CITIZENS
ARTICLE 118. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to work, that is, are guaranteed the right to employment and payment for their work in accordance With its quantity and quality.
The right to work is ensured by the socialist organization of the national economy, the steady growth of the productive forces of Soviet society, the elimination of the possibility of economic crises, and the abolition of unemployment.
ARTICLE 119. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to rest and leisure. The right to rest and leisure is ensured by the reduction of the working day to seven hours for the overwhelming majority of the workers, the institution of annual vacations with full pay for workers and employees and the provision of a wide network of sanatoria, rest homes and clubs for the accommodation of the working people.
ARTICLE 120. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to maintenance in old age and also in case of sickness or loss of capacity to work. This right is ensured by the extensive development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical service for the working people and the provision of a wide network of health resorts for the use of the working people.
ARTICLE 121. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to education. This right is ensured by universal, compulsory elementary education; by education, including higher education, being free of charge; by the system of state stipends for the overwhelming majority of students in the universities and colleges; by instruction in schools being conducted in the native Ianguage, and by the organization in the factories, state farms, machine and tractor stations and collective farms of free vocational, technical and agronomic training for the working people.
ARTICLE 122. Women in the U.S.S.R. are accorded equal rights with men in all spheres of economic, state, cultural, social and political life. The possibility of exercising these rights is ensured to women by granting them an equal right with men to work, payment for work, rest and leisure, social insurance and education, and by state protection of the interests of mother and child, prematernity and maternity leave with full pay, and the provision of a wide network of maternity homes, nurseries and kindergartens.
ARTICLE 123. Equality of rights of citizens of the U.S.S.R., irrespective of their nationality or race, in all spheres of economic, state, cultural, social and political life, is an indefeasible law. Any direct or indirect restriction of the rights of, or, conversely, any establishment of direct or indirect privileges for, citizens on account of their race or nationality, as well as any advocacy of racial or national exclusiveness or hatred and contempt, is punishable by law.
ARTICLE 124. In order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state, and the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens.
ARTICLE 125. In conformity with the interests of the working people, and in order to strengthen the socialist system, the citizens of the U.S.S.R. are guaranteed by law:
1. freedom of speech;
2. freedom of the press;
3. freedom of assembly, including the holding of mass meetings;
4. reedom of street processions and demonstrations.
These civil rights are ensured by placing at the disposal of the working people and their organizations printing presses, stocks of paper, public buildings, the streets, communications facilities and other material requisites for the exercise of these rights.
ARTICLE 126. In conformity with the interests of the working people, and in order to develop the organizational initiative and political activity of the masses of the people, citizens of the U.S.S.R. are ensured the right to unite in public organizations–trade unions, cooperative associations, youth organizations,’ sport and defense organizations, cultural, technical and scientific societies; and the most active and politically most conscious citizens in the ranks of the working class and other sections of the working people unite in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks), which is the vanguard of the working people in their struggle to strengthen and develop the socialist system and is the leading core of all organizations of the working people, both public and state.
ARTICLE 127. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. are guaranteed inviolability of the person. No person may be placed under arrest except by decision of a court or with the sanction of a procurator.
ARTICLE 128. The inviolability of the homes of citizens and privacy of correspondence are protected by law.
ARTICLE 129. The U.S.S.R. affords the right of asylum to foreign citizens persecuted for defending the interests of the working people, or for their scientific activities, or for their struggle for national liberation.
ARTICLE 130. It is the duty of every citizen of the U.S.S.R. to abide by the Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, to observe the laws, to maintain labor discipline, honestly to perform public duties, and to respect the rules of socialist intercourse.
ARTICLE 131. It is the duty of every citizen of the U.S.S.R. to safeguard and strengthen public, socialist property as the sacred and inviolable foundation of the Soviet system, as the source of the wealth and might of the country, as the source of the rosperous and cultured life of all the working people.
Persons committing offenses against public, socialist property are enemies of the people.
ARTICLE 132. Universal military service is law. Military service in the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army is an honorable duty of the citizens of the U.S.S.R.
ARTICLE 133. To defend the fatherland is the sacred duty of every citizen of the U.S.S.R. Treason to the country–violation of the oath of allegiance, desertion to the enemy, impairing the military power of the state, espionage is punishable with all the severity of the law as the most heinous of crimes.
Hammer & Sickle
THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM
ARTICLE 134. Members of all Soviets of Working People’s Deputies–of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R., the Supreme Soviets of the Union Republics, the Soviets of Working People’s Deputies of the Territories and Regions, the Supreme Soviets of the Autonomous Republics, and Soviets of Working People’s Deputies of Autonomous Regions, area, district, city and rural (station, village, hamlet, kishlak, aul) Soviets of Working People’s Deputies–are chosen by the electors on the basis of universal, direct and equal suffrage by secret ballot.
ARTICLE 135. Elections of deputies are universal: all citizens of the U.S.S.R. who have reached the age of eighteen, irrespective of race or nationality, religion, educational and residential qualifications, social origin, property status or past activities, have the right to vote in the election of deputies and to be elected, with the exception of insane persons and persons who have been convicted by a court of law and whose sentences include deprivation of electoral rights.
ARTICLE 136. Elections of deputies are equal: each citizen has one vote; all citizens participate in elections on an equal footing.
ARTICLE 137. Women have the right to elect and be elected on equal terms with men.
ARTICLE 138. Citizens serving in the Red Army have the right to elect and be elected on equal terms with all other citizens.
ARTICLE 139. Elections of deputies are direct: all Soviets of Working People’s Deputies, from rural and city Soviets of Working People’s Deputies to the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R., inclusive, are elected by the citizens by direct vote.
ARTICLE 140. Voting at elections of deputies is secret.
ARTICLE 141. Candidates for election are nominated according to electoral areas. The right to nominate candidates is secured to public organizations and societies of the working people: Communist Party organizations, trade unions, cooperatives, youth organizations and cultural societies.
ARTICLE 142. It is the duty of every deputy to report to his electors on his work and on the work of the Soviet of Working People’s Deputies, and he is liable to be recalled at any time in the manner established by law upon decision of a majority of the electors.
I bet that constitution looks pretty good, huh?
117 articles before you get to citizens rights. and there are still hundreds more. Do you think we were duped all those years in school and the Soviets were really the good guys?
That constitution looks better that ours, doesn’t it? What do you think?
THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS
The Great October Socialist Revolution, made by the workers and peasants of Russia under the leadership of the Communist Party headed by Lenin, overthrew capitalist and landowner rule, broke the fetters of oppression, established the dictatorship of the proletariat, and created the Soviet state, a new type of state, the basic instrument for defending the gains of the revolution and for building socialism and communism. Humanity thereby began the epoch-making turn from capitalist to socialism.
After achieving victory in the Civil War and repulsing imperialist intervention, the Soviet government carried through far-reaching social and economic transformations, and put an end once and for all to exploitation of man by man, antagonisms between classes, and strive between nationalities. THe unification of the Soviet Republics in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics multiplied the forces and opportunities of the peoples of the country in the building of socialism. Social ownership of the means of production and genuine democracy for the working masses were established. For the first time in the history of mankind a socialist society was created.
The strength of socialism was vividly demonstrated by the immortal feat of the Soviet people and their Armed Forces in achieving their historic victory in the Great Patriotic War. This victory consolidated the influence and international standing of the Soviet Union and created new opportunities for growth of the forces of socialism, national liberation, democracy, and peace throughout the world.
Continuing their creative endeavors, the working people of the Soviet Union have ensured rapid, all-round development of the country and steady improvement of the socialist system. They have consolidated the alliance of the working class, collective-farm peasantry, and people’s intelligentsia, and friendship of the nations and nationalities of the USSR. Socio-political and ideological unity of Soviet society, in which the working class is the leading force, has been achieved. THe aims of the dictatorship of the proletariat having been fulfilled, the Soviet state has become a state of the whole people. The leading role of the Communist Party, the vanguard of all the people, has grown.
In the USSR a developed socialist society has been built. At this stage, when socialism is developing on its own foundations, the creative forces of the new system and the advantages of the socialist way of life are becoming increasingly evident, and the working people are more and more widely enjoying the fruits of their great revolutionary gains.
It is a society in which powerful productive forces and progressive science and culture have been created, in which the well-being of the people is constantly rising, and more and more favourable conditions are being provided for the all-round development of the individual.
It is a society of mature socialist social relations, in which, on the basis of the drawing together of all classes and social strata and of the juridical and factual equality of all its nations and nationalities and their fraternal co-operation, a new historical community of people has been formed–the Soviet people.
It is a society of high organisational capacity, ideological commitment, and consciousness of the working people, who are patriots and internationalists.
It is a society in which the law of life is concern of all for the good of each and concern of each for the good of all.
It is a society of true democracy, the political system of which ensures effective management of all public affairs, ever more active participation of the working people in running the state, and the combining of citizen’s real rights and freedoms with their obligations and responsibility to society.
Developed socialist society is a natural, logical stage on the road to communism.
The supreme goal af the Soviet state is the building of a classless communist society in which there will be public, communist self-government. The main aims of the people’s socialist state are: to lay the material and technical foundation of communism, to perfect socialist social relations and transform them into communist relations, to mould the citizen of communist society, to raise the people’s living and cultural standards, to safeguard the country’s security, and to further the consolidation of peace and development of international co-operation.
The Soviet people,
* guided by the ideas of scientific communism and true to their revolutionary traditions,
* relying on the great social, economic, and political gains of socialism,
* striving for the further development of socialist democracy,
* taking into account the international position of the USSR as part of the world system of socialism, and conscious of their internationalist responsibility,
* preserving continuity of the ideas and principles of the first Soviet Constitution of 1918, the 1924 Constitution of the USSR and the 1936 Constitution of the USSR,
hereby affirm the principle so the social structure and policy of the USSR, and define the rights, freedoms and obligations of citizens, and the principles of the organisation of the socialist state of the whole people, and its aims, and proclaim these in this Constitution.
I like 119…rest and leisure. especially when I am old and infirm. I will be taken care of in a perfect world. if only…
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You realize Socialism/Communism is only a dream… It’s all about dictatorship and control of the people.
The elite in a Communist/Socialist country don’t care about the serfs. If your not productive, they put you out to pasture. I’m sure you’ve read about how Stalin killed more people than Hitler.
Keep dreaming Rosey.
You only have rights if they feel like giving the serfs rights. You are not guaranteed in a Commie country. The US Constitution on the other hand, guarantees you your rights.
That is, until Socialists infiltrated our system.
I’m so glad your comfortable with your Communism/Socialism,
10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx describes in his communist manifesto, the ten steps necessary to destroy a free enterprise system and replace it with a system of omnipotent government power, so as to effect a communist socialist state.
Karl Marx in creating the Communist Manifesto designed these planks as a test to determine whether a society has become communist or not.
Communism, by any other name is still communism!!
1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.
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omg! I just realized I’ve been brainwashed and didn’t even know it!
DING DING DING DING DING DING DING!
And give the pretty lady a cigar!
Goodnight to the brainwasher and the brainwashee.
What a country. What a Blog. What happened?
I think I’ll check in on a good funeral and contemplate the infinite tonight. Know of any good ones?
Rose – it’s just like taking the SAT. You study long enough and you know how to answer the questions! lol
FOX – IMPORTANT
Conservatives win textbook battle
Texas passes more traditional history standards
Updated: Friday, 12 Mar 2010, 6:03 PM CST
Published : Friday, 12 Mar 2010, 4:48 PM CST
* David Scott
AUSTIN (KXAN) – After impassioned debate from both sides, the Texas Board of Education on Friday approved new standards for American history textbooks that will govern what children are taught for the next decade.
By a 10-5 vote conservatives won the day, with standards that reflect more traditional teachings that place an emphasis on the exceptionalism of America and the free market system. The vote was the exact opposite outcome from ten years ago, when liberals pressed for a more diverse, progressive approach.
The standards will set the norm for the educational perspective on writers, philosophers, economists, artists and other figures that have impacted Texas and U.S. history. Because of the enormous demand from Texas for textbooks, the new standards are likely to have trendsetting effects on social studies education across the country.
Board member Rick Agosto, a Democrat, said the contributions of Hispanics and other minorities were shortchanged, and he graded the new standards “one jalapeño out of five.”
Republican board member Terri Leo said, “We’ve included more diversity of both significant events and specific people than ever before.”
The board considered about 300 amendments throughout January and March leading up to Friday’s vote.
The new standards will receive a final vote in May.
Also at Friday’s meeting, board members voted in a new accountability system for educator preparation programs. The system will provide rating for such programs based on how well their graduates fair in certification tests, appraisals and board compliance.
The first ratings will be issued in the spring of 2012, based on the 2010-2011 academic year.
The board also made its first ever real estate purchase in part of the Permanent School Fund, entering into agreements with Mesa West Real Estate Income Fund II, L.P. and Invesco Mortgage Recovery Fund
Good Morning my Fellow Patriots.
Good Morning SamH
Good morning Sami. I hope you are somewhat rested.
Good Morning Sammy! SamHenry!
Good Morning VF
I have just completed a post in which I concluded that there is too much “indirect” approach going on in the world.
The Israeli snub to Biden was an indirect snub to the Palestinians; reconciliation in Congress is a snub to the American people and their right to representative govenrment.
Does this make sense?
I theorize that Israel has put peace talks on ice so that it can focus an attack on Iran.
The big O will be talking with the Taliban. He will continue this policy until one day he will say to them: “The time for talk is over. We need to get moving toward resolution.” Then he will get his way.
the big DOG will be talking in his sleep. Need to hit the hay. BBL
I saw the events during Joe, the Obama Porch Honkey, trip as an FU to Obama and done in a way to allow them to make excuses for an ‘unfortunate timing.’
A… go F yourself, Obama, for assuming you can bully us and put us down in favor of your suck up to our enemies at our expense.
Obama’s arrogance does not fly… and he is too arrogant to know it
I see that part of it too, CAT. But what can the US do except smile our toothless smile and put up with it.
What is needed? Non-Ideology Leadership
not domestic politics tainted behavior
Obama wants the Muslim vote and to crap on conservatives thus he and his gang engages in “Muslim Victimology” at the expense of true International Leadership
Obama is a radical Socialist Ideologue thus a domineering Demagogue
The US presently is ‘The Obama Administration’ not We the People when it comes to foreign policies and behaviors
I see that part of it too, CAT. But what can the US do except smile our toothless smile and put up with it.
the Socialists are masters as spinning propaganda into their version of reality to tilt perceptions.
Obama can not get away with bullying Israel and he is very guilty of that
It is exactly the behavior the left accused the Bush administration of
I see the problem as ‘Obama proves to be a difficult ally’ of Israel
that’s my POV
I do not believe there will ever be peace in the middle east…
the tenants of Islam prevents it for all time…
that is a reality Israel understands 100% thus they do what they do…
I do not think Israel is without flaws… no country is… and sometimes a leader of theirs will pull an ‘Obama’ with regards to Israeli foreign policy that is personally self-serving at the expense of the greater good for all concerned.
That is common in all governments… including the glaring example of Obama
I havent blogged about the Texas Textbook War for a reason…
In my view the less said about it the better… I don’t want to whip up sympathy for the Socialists in the venue who are getting their asses handed to them.
Conservatives are well aware of what is going on… the Socialists are going down the tubes and they richly deserve it.
looks like I am commenting solo. lol
I will go do blog posting work BBL
I am on my way to the vet with Sam and Imp for follow-up shots. Just stopped by for follow-up comments.
I still think Israel will attack Iran and sooner rather than later. I think the latest diplomatic snub the US has received at the hands of Israel will allow them to do so without US involvement beyond complaint. The US has, IMO, washed its hands of anything Israel may do.
I do think your point that Israel understands the true nature and risks of the situation there better than anyone. If the US were in that spot, they would react in a similar manner – except with a communist sympathizer at the helm.
It’s a good day to be a subject of the Dictatorship!
Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!
Good morning VF!
Good morning SamH!
Good morning Sami!
SamH, I thought it was the best when the lefties got so frustrated they walked out of the committee.
If we could get them frustrated enough to leave the country.
While the blogging is slow, this would be a good time to shower.
Good Morning Foxwood!
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