Here’s everything you need to know this morning. Or most of it…
Covering The Uninsured By Giving Benefits To Made Up Partners
Are you single? Are you a Federal Employee? Is the guy down the street uninsured? Well grab him, bring him on down, call him your partner and let Barack Obama give him benefits.
It’s one way to cover those without health insurance, I guess. Let people create imaginary partnerships between themselves, and then use tax dollars to pay for their health insurance. Was this covered in the CBO report?
President Obama will announce tomorrow that he is extending federal benefits to include unmarried domestic partners of federal workers, including same-sex partners, White House officials said tonight.
Obama will sign an executive order implementing the change in the Oval Office, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid upstaging the president’s announcement.
The move would give partners of federal employees access to health care and financial benefits such as relocation fees for moves.
PREMISE BUSTING UPDATE: Unlike what was reported by the Washington Post in the story above, the order as signed did not include health benefits.
Barack Got Caught, So Let The Smears Begin
Barack Obama, in an apparent violation of a law he co-sponsored as a Senator, got caught firing an Inspector General who said he uncovered corruption at Americorps by an Obama supporter and crony.
The issue was actually gaining a little traction in Congress. Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill even said that Obama broke the rules he helped institute with the firing. Hey, it’s a start.
It wasn’t long after McCaskill’s statement when the Democrat Smear machine went into full effect. The White House released a memo saying the Gerald Walpin was fired, in part, because he appeared at a meeting “confused” and “disoriented” according to Jake Tapper.
[Special Council To The President Norm] Eisen charged that at a May 20, 2009 board meeting Walpin “was confused, disoriented, unable to answer questions and exhibited other behavior that led the Board to question his capacity to serve.”
“Welcome to Chicago, bitch.” In reality, everyone knows Walpin was fired because he exposed Obama’s corruption in a way that got some attention.
Guy Who Saw The Financial Crisis Coming Doesn’t See How It Could End Soon
Economist Nouriel Roubini, who predicted the current credit crisis, says any sign that the economy is recovering is false and said a “double-dip” recession is likely to follow.
Maybe it’s time to “guess up” Plan B, guys.
Roubini…tore down the “green shoots” theory that a rebound is imminent, saying there was a significant risk of a “double-dip” recession where the economy expands slightly only to begin contracting again.
“In addition to green shoots there are also yellow weeds,” he told the Reuters Investment Outlook Summit in New York.
Roubini, the head of economics research firm RGE Global Monitor, said the U.S. jobless rate, already at a 26-year high of 9.4 percent, would reach 11 percent before it begins to ease. He added that he saw few engines for growth given that U.S. consumers are tapped out.
Other than that, things are great. Don’t blame Barack and Joe, though. They just “Guessed wrong.”
Tired Of Bailing Out US Companies? Good News, Soon You’ll Bail Out A Foreign Bank!
Our “Blue Dog Democrat” Congressman Patrick Murphy was among the 221 Democrats who voted to bail out the International Monetary Fund. What’s another $5 BILLION heading off shore to secure $108 BILLION in credit courtesy of our “fiscally conservative” Representative?
How do IMF loans to poor countries benefit Bucks County? Who cares! It’s what Nancy Pelosi wanted Li’l Pat to do, and that’s what really matters. So he voted yes to the measure, which was tacked onto the War funding provision.
Democratic leaders pushing the bill on behalf of the Obama administration had to overcome an unusual alliance. Anti-war Democrats opposed continued war spending and Republicans condemned $5 billion in the measure to secure a $108 billion U.S. line of credit to the International Monetary Fund for loans to poor countries.
Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, contended that Democrats were endangering troops by shifting money to create room for a “global bailout loan program.”
Virginia Cop Shoots And Kills Elderly 12-Pound Dog In “Self-Defense”
I will continue to report every single one of these stories I see, because it is a disgusting and cowardly abuse of power that tars the name of every brave, diligent and compassionate law officer. These incidents have to stop.
Normally I’d paraphrase the article in a sarcastic way to convey my complete disgust with the actions of the unnamed Danville, Virginia police officer and callous Danville Police Chief Phillip Broadfoot, but the folks at the Examiner have already provided that service when reporting on last week’s incident.
The scene is a quiet court populated in part by the Harper family and their “diminutive” 11-year old mini-dachshund who was given the ironic moniker “Killer.”
[A] police officer pulled into the cul-de-sac to serve two warrants to a neighbor. As the officer — whose name the police department is refusing to release — returned to his car, “he was surprised by a growling dog running through the yard directly at him from the rear, leaving him with just seconds to consider his options,” reads the police statement.
That little 12-pound hot dog barreling at you with its 3-inch legs must have been quite terrifying, officer.
Police Chief Broadstreet said the officer’s options in that instance were to run to the squad car, distract the dog, or use pepper spray, his baton or his firearm.
Why distract the dog when a simple gunshot will do the trick?
After Killer, allegedly “lunged at the officer and attacked him,” the officer decided to draw his gun and shoot the aging 12-pound mini dachshund. Apparently, the officer feared great bodily harm — perhaps to his ankles.
Harper’s children, who were inside the house, heard the gunshot and called their father, who raced home to find Killer laying on the ground “with his guts hanging out.”
According to [local TV station] NBC4i, the officer leaned against his patrol car, smoking a cigarette. He refused to give Harper his name and badge number and said “he had to shoot the dog because he was barking at him.”
And I will end every story of this nature by begging readers to secure their dogs inside their houses or fenced yards, and to lock them in a separate room or crate if law enforcement comes to your door. The overwhelming majority of police officers are decent, but these lunatics with guns and badges also exist.
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