Thursday, March 31, 2011
I can’t believe they said that
If you have any old civic books laying around the house, you might consider mailing them to the United States House of Representatives. Tomorrow, the house republicans will introduce legislation stating that if the senate fails to pass an operating budget before April 6, 2011 the GOP house budget version would be the law the land. This wasn't a wild-eyed tea partier; this was house minority leader Erick Cantor. He should know better. A piece of legislation has to be passed by the house and the senate, reconciled and reworded ,so both versions are identical before presenting it to the president for his signature. I know the republicans think they won a monumental victory last November, but they don't get to change the constitution.
In trying to defend his” birther “stance, Donald Trump said that he knows many people on Wall Street that commit fraud and change documents daily.
Rep. Eric Turner (R), HB 1210 would make most abortions illegal after 20 weeks. Current law restricts abortions after the fetus is viable, generally around 24 weeks.
In an attempt to soften the blow this bill would have on Hoosier women, state Rep. Gail Riecken (D) introduced an amendment to exempt “women who became pregnant due to rape or incest, or women for whom pregnancy threatens their life or could cause serious and irreversible physical harm” from being forced to carry to term. Fearing this bill would “push women to the back alleys” for illegal abortions, Riecken pleaded with lawmakers to allow women to make the choice in these cases. Eric Turner then said “I just want you to think about this, in my view, giant loophole that could be created where someone who could — now I want to be careful. I don’t want to disparage in any way someone who has gone through the experience of a rape or incest — but someone who is desirous of an abortion could simply say that they’ve been raped or there’s incest.”
Rand Paul is playing both sides of the fence because on one hand he voted for resolution to set up the no- fly zone in Libya by unanimous consent. Then he said the president needed to go through Congress before taking action. As a guest on Fox, he mocked them because Fox couldn't decide how to be happy for the war in Libya, yet bash the president for intervening. Then he took some shots at Newt Gingrich for being for the war before he was against it and now he's waiting to see what Obama does before he changes his mind again.
Speaking of Newt Gingrich, he's worried the United States could be "a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists," in the foreseeable future, according to Politico….Let me get this straight Islam is a religion, so we're going to have a state that’s atheist, yet dominated by radical Islam… Can’t have both ways Newt.
Rick Santorum has cracked America's Social Security problem: "We just need to quit aborting babies, so there's enough young people to pay out benefits to the nation's elderly." Jon Stewart said “Really that’s your Social Security plan?” then he went on to say we could have accomplished the same thing, if we would have aborted the elderly we are paying today.