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A Day Of News

BurgundyALOHA, ALL!!

The news came at us from all angles today….so let’s get to it:

Senate Approves ‘Border Surge’ Plan In 69-29 Immigration Vote

Supreme Court Clears Path for Same-Sex Marriage in California

Supreme Court Boosts Gay Marriage; Strikes Down DOMA

Section 4 of Voting Rights Act Found Unconstitutional

Carl Writes:

CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ to return with Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones, S.E. Cupp and Newt Gingrich


How many of us remember warnings from the 1950’s and 60’s that if we were not vigilant, communists could become as common as members of the Chamber of Commerce (HELOOO….Van Jones). And how many can forget Stephanie Cutter and her lies about Romney (and his IRS records)? Gingrich is perhaps in his best job, where leadership and follow-through isn’t needed. SE Cupp is a rising star and will do a phenomenal job.


I recall telling my sons just after Obama had finished his first year, “can you live in this kind of economy and culture for another three years like the last one? Could you do it for six years?” Don’t want to say it, but can you endure another 11 years?

11 American Cities That Are Shells Of Their Former Selves

Exile Update (News You Can Use)


If you and your spouse are thinking about ex-patriot status (or dual citizenship, if possible), here are some links.

10 best international retirement havens – Slide Show – MarketWatch

The 18 Best Places to Retire Overseas – On Retirement (usnews.com)

Australian Citizenship – Applying for citizenship (A bit of news – Hard Left Prime Minister Julia Gillard was voted out of her leadership post today by left wing former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. Rudd is expected to stand for the top job in September against moderate Tony Abbot is September)

21 Best Places To Retire In The World – Business Insider

Other Links to Take Your Mind Off Collapse of the USA (Or How To Become a Low Info Voter)

Explanations To 15 Jokes Only Smart People Can Understand

Celebrities Freak Out About Gay Marriage Victories On Twitter

Just Texted to Me: America Is Raising A Generation Of Kids Who Can’t Think Or Write Clearly (Ya Thnk?)


One More Thing:  Obama left on his family vacation to Africa today.  That’s OK….we didn’t need that $100 million, did we??

Hump Day Report: A Not-So-Super Idea

ALOHA, ALL!!  Surprise!  The so-called “Super” Committee failed to come to an agreement over how to solve the debt crisis.  Did anyone doubt that it was set up to fail from the beginning?  (If you did then I have some beautiful ocean-front property to sell you in Hawaii for $100.)  So now what?  It’s obvious that the plan to include the automatic defense cuts was no fluke – Barry and his comrades want to gut our military.  (If you doubt that, I have some beautiful ocean-front property to sell you in Hawaii for $1000.  Yes, the price is going up.)  In the days to come, we’ll learn more about what went on at those  “Super” meetings, but here’s a guess:  Dems wanted to raise taxes and not touch entitlements.  In fact, were entitlements even on the table with either party?  Here’s the best article I’ve seen so far on this “Super” failure (thanks to Lee for the link):  Defenseless:  America in the 21st Century  And lest you forget:  

And you thought he was gone.  Van Jones Reveals Future of #Occupy Wall Street: ‘You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet’ – Common American Journal  “Van Jones offered a prediction Wednesday for those who have been watching the Occupy Wall Street movement: “You haven’t seen anything yet.”  

First he punted on the Keystone XL pipeline, now this:  Obama Bows to Environmentalists; Says “No!” to New Energy Production, Putting Off Creation of 204,500 New Jobs « The Stuttering Messiah  “President Obama’s United States Department of Agriculture has delayed shale gas drilling in Ohio for up to six months by cancelling a mineral lease auction for Wayne National Forest (WNF). The move was taken in deference to environmentalists, on the pretext of studying the effects of hydraulic fracturing.”

Once again, it pays to be a FOB (Friend of Barry).  Buffett may benefit from Keystone XL pipeline delay – Common American Journal  “Killing the Keystone XL pipeline may help one of the world’s richest men get richer. North Dakota’s booming oil fields will now grow more dependent on a railroad the president’s economic guru just bought.”

This Russian news reporter speaks for a lot of us!  

Turkey Talk.  I got this from a friend who is not a goof-ball.  So be aware when buying that Thanksgiving bird:  Please be aware that Butterball turkeys are halal certified. We received a turkey from Bob’s employer that is a Butterball & Bob saw something about Butterball being halal certified. He went to the Butterball website & it is true. We returned the turkey for a generic. Publix refused to take the turkey back for an exchange so her went to Winn Dixie & they willingly exchanged it for us.

Halal certified means that when the turkey is killed the butcher must be Islam sane & utter worship words to Allah that I do not know how to spell. Then a muslim prayer must be said over the carcasses as well. Not sure how to spell- a bismuh? The throat is cut- carotids, jugulars & trachea all @ once.  Not to gross anyone out, but I am finding more & more halal certified meat @ the store & I refuse to buy it. I refuse to give retailers any money that participate in this if I can help it.

Check out this article from Pamela Geller:  Articles: Happy Halal Thanksgiving.  Indeed.  I found this site:  IFANCA: Halal Food Certification  “Welcome to IFANCA, the leading Halal-food certification organization in North America. Halal certification gives companies access to Muslim consumers. IFANCA’s Halal Symbol (the Crescent ‘M’) helps Muslims in choosing their goods, assured that what they are buying is Halal without doubt.”  And  “Halal Certification is the process of having a qualified independent third party supervise the production of consumables, attesting that they were produced in conformity with the preparation and ingredient standards of the halal lifestyle.”  Seriously?  What is the “halal lifestyle”?  From now on, I am boycotting ANY products that have this certification.  Look for this:

If you watch one debate, make it this one!  GOP Candidates to Debate Foreign Policy, National Security  “Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, eight Republican presidential candidates will take the stage at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., to tell America where they stand on foreign policy and national security in a special debate hosted by The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, broadcast on CNN and moderated by Wolf Blitzer.”

Final Thought:  “Don’t assume you’re always going to be understood. I wrote in a column that one should put a cup of liquid in the cavity of a turkey when roasting it. Someone wrote me that ‘the turkey tasted great, but the plastic cup melted.’ “Hints from Heloise


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