Debt Ceiling Deal? How So? Tax Increases are ON the table!

Publisher’s Opinion: This is totally inadequate, we have far too much debt for the size of our economy, why didn’t the Dems pass the budget before April 15th? Horrible government and governance and process. Cuts are half defense and half entitlements. Triggers for huge Medicare cuts and defense spending could come in the near future. WTF, “Winning The Future? We don’t think so, this is a sell out and an “almost” guarantee for a Moody’s downgrade. This garbage bill also insures this administration to NOT have to deal with this again until after 2012. Ha, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, is right. -PBN

President Obama and congressional leaders late Sunday said they’ve settled on the outlines of a deal to raise the government’s borrowing limit, and will pitch the deal to their colleagues Monday to try to tamp down burgeoning rebellions among both Democrats and Republicans.

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Ex-Union Member Fights $200,000 Union Fine For Working Non-Union

Unions have rules. Union members who break those rules can be placed on trial by their union and, if found guilty, can be expelled or suspended from the union. They can also be fined, as Nathaniel Musser has learned the expensive way.

Musser, a former member of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, according to his lawyer, could not find work through his union. So, as union members sometimes do, Musser found work on his own–at a non-union company.

As working non-union is against many trade unions’ rules, the Carpenters’ union filed internal union charges against Musser and imposed a $300,900.00 fine against Musser.

Although Musser appealed and the fine was later reduced to $200,850.00, Musser is also fighting the reduced fine as well. read more

A Deal No Republican Can Support

by Daniel Horowitz

There’s been enough compromise with big government. It’s time to raise the compromise floor.

On Friday, House Republicans voted overwhelmingly for a plan that would raise the debt limit a whopping $2.5 trillion.  All but 22 members, including many stalwart conservatives, supported the bill because they were promised that the second installment of the debt limit increase ($1.6 trillion) would only be approved under two conditions: 1) A debt commission identifies at least $1.6 trillion in spending cuts.  2)  Congress (both houses) passes a balanced budget amendment (BBA) and sends it to the states for ratification.

While it is hard to imagine that GOP leaders would suddenly have the courage to hold firm on a BBA next year, after punting on it this year, most rank-and-file members felt compelled to trust their leaders.

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Should Homosexuality Be Taught in Schools

Anoka a suburban school outside of Minneapolis are in a battle between, teachers, parents and national interest groups regarding policy of leaving homosexuality outside of the classroom.

There have been seven suicides at Anoka in 2 years, four of the seven dead students in Anoka were either gay, perceived to be gay or questioning their sexuality…Parents of the girl in the video, said their daughter was not gay.

Why the other 3 students who committed suicide that attended Anoka school are not mentioned in the video is not known. perhaps their deaths didn’t accelerate the gay alliances agenda…

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First Amendment Battle Over A Cross

Patrick Racaniello a resident of New Jersey put a cross on his tree during lent, the neighbors complained and local officials made him remove it, claiming it was a littering ordinance that prohibits citizens from posting anything on structures, including trees.

So he took it down and put up a larger one in his yard, again neighbors complained, and local officials told Racaniello it was to close to the curb, he must remove it, so he took it up and moved it back closer to his home….still the neighbors complained.

One woman said she lives three houses up and every time she turns around the cross is looking at her and she doesn’t like it, hmmmm wonder if she feels convicted.

So a first amendment fight is on. We do have the freedom of religion and this man own his own property, nosy neighbors need to mind their own business…

Why do people always complain when it comes to Christians using their first amendment rights, I have never heard anyone complain if a huge rainbow flag stands in someones yard.

It seems it is always Christians who are attacked for their speech when they choose to talk about God or pray in public.

It seems it is always God fearing people who have to defend their first amendment rights when they choose to peacefully assemble.

No wonder the Question is asked in Luke 18.8
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

Obama Loses 36,000+ Twitter Followers

UPDATE: obama has lost nearly 40, 000 twitter followers.

obama doesn’t impress everyone. Friday on Twitter he began urging his more than 9 million followers to tweet their Republican Congressman and ask them to support a bipartisan bill concerning the deficit crisis.

Then he proceeded to tweet out the Twitter handles of Republican Congressmen state by state. He has also been making use of the hashtag compromise in effort to drive home the message.

The #compromise hashtag had been used more than 22,000 times and reached 36 million users (followers of accounts using the hashtag) as of around 5 p.m. ET on Friday, and people had mentioned the President some 28,000 times in tweets.

Some users felt the state-by-state tweets were creating way too much noise — the President has lost nearly 37,000 followers so far today. You can see the drop as the day progressed in this chart from Simply Measured:

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Apple, Inc. Vs. U.S. Government

Steve Jobs is now more liquid than Uncle Sam.

While it’s highly unlikely that President Barack Obama is looking to ask the founder and chief executive of Apple Inc. for a loan, it became a fact as of Thursday afternoon — the world’s largest technology company now has more cash on hand than the most powerful democracy on Earth has spending room.

As Republicans and Democrats continue to work towards a compromise to the country’s debt ceiling crisis, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday that Washington now has a total operating balance of only US$73.768-billion.

Meanwhile, Apple currently boasts a cash reserve of US$75.876-billion, as of its most recent quarterly earnings report at the end of June.

Of course, the numbers aren’t directly comparable; the government’s number represents how much financial headroom it has before bumping up against an arbitrary debt ceiling, while Apple’s cash reserve represents the pile of money the Cupertino, California-based company has available on its balance sheet.

Still, the numbers show just how powerful Apple has become since the launch of the iPhone in 2007. Earlier this week, shares of Apple began trading North of US$400 on the Nasdaq Stock Market for the first time in the company’s history.

Apple’s market capitalization currently stands at US$363.25-billion, making it the second largest company on the planet, after Exxon Mobil.

Nidal Hasan Contines To Receives Paycheck

The 2009 mass shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 dead by Major Nidal Hasan has retained his military rank and continues to get paychecks from the government, the base commander said…

Lieutenant General Donald Campbell, Jr., the commander of Fort Hood, said Hasan’s confinement and medical expenses are also being paid for by the military.

He receives weekly medical treatment and is occasionally transported to meet with his defense team. Hasan was shot during the attack and is reportedly paralyzed from the waist down.

Hasan is awaiting a court martial set for March 5, 2012. He is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. If convicted, he faces the death penalty.

The trial is set to be held at Fort Hood.

ACORN Trashes Wrong Bank

ACORN is not known for being overly intelligent and the media is just as bad or worse, so called neighbors in a San Jose CA neighborhood took bags of garbage to the bank Wells Fargo.

They claim the garbage at foreclosed homes are bringing down the value of the neighborhood.

There is only one small detail that ACORN obviously didn’t realize, on their signs of protest which they carried into the banks with them, they had the initials of their new name which they now call themselves…
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) (hows that for intelligence)

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CA Police Beat Homeless Man To Death

Last week I put up a story about an Ohio officer who threatened to kill a man , this week in CA

A homeless man who every one claims is sweet and kind to everyone, was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

SIX police officers approached Kelly Thomas after receiving a call that cars were being broken into on the street he happen to be standing, officers say Thomas resisted arrest.

In the video even though it doesn’t show the beating, you can hear Mr. Thomas screaming in pain, as six officers beat him, the people in the video said he was not resisting arrest and that the officers had tazed him 5 times…

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Another obama Appointee Steps Down

Raymond Jefferson A high-ranking Department of Labor official appointed by President Barack Obama since 2009 has resigned, how many does this make now?

An internal investigation found that he improperly steered federal contracts to friends and former colleagues.

Mr Jefferson used  his position to coerce or intimidate other employees to make the awards without open competition, according to a July 21 report by the agency’s acting inspector general, Daniel Petrole.

The report said that Jefferson and other lower ranking officials engaged in conduct “which reflects a consistent disregard of federal procurement rules and regulations, federal ethics principles and the proper stewardship of appropriated dollars.”

Woman Ask To Leave Wal-Mart over Out-Fit

This woman received complaints about the way she was dressed at war-mart, McMillin the woman in the questionable outfit, verbally abused customers, she was ask to leave the store..

She claims Wal-Mart officials escorted her out of the store but wal-mart claims that is a lie, she was never escorted out..

McMillan claims she was embarrassed which I find hard to believe because if she could go into a store dressed this way in the first place and not be embarrassed, a few words from wal-mart staff should have been a walk in the park for her…

She definitely should have had more self respect and covered herself before going out to shop…and if she doesn’t have respect for herself , she should have at least respected others that had to look at her.

I mean really there are some things that just should be covered up!