An AP story tells us, “the big new tax law” [is] “the most significant new tax law in a decade…The package, signed Friday by President Barack Obama, will save taxpayers, on average, about $3,000 next year.” This is the 2-year extension of the Bush tax cuts that Obama signed. There will be, however, a lower amount taken out of our taxes, as Social Security is slightly reduced.
CBS reporter Nancy Cordes described this legislation as: “an early holiday gift for every American taxpayer.” Now, bear in mind that no one is getting any more money; this is a preservation of the tax rates which we have had for the past decade.
Chris Matthews, after showing a clip of the President at Friday’s bill signing, spoke about the Commander-in-Chief’s “cute smile we all love…That wonderful, boyish smile”
President Obama on unemployment benefits: “And economists say that not only is that good for those families, it’s good for the entire economy. It’s probably the biggest boost that we can give an economy because they’re the folks most likely to spend the money with businesses and that gives them customers.”
When it comes to the eating habits of children, Michelle Obama says: “We can’t just leave it up to the parents.”
New York Representative Jerrold Nadler said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.””The Republican block is saying, like a bunch of gangsters, it’s a nice middle class tax cut – a pity something would happen to it.”
Democratic Senator John Kerry (D-MA) said sarcastically of the idea of reading the entire omnibus bill before passing it: “Why would be have to read something? …Lets just chew up the time of the United States Senate keeping everybody up all night reading a bill rather than working on it.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “President Obama’s was a job creator from day one, with the Recovery Act, and pulled us back from that recession.”
California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary D. Nichol says of there imminent California cap and trade system: “[It] will help drive innovation, create more green jobs and clean up our air and environment.” She made no additional comments about the monkeys that were flying out of her butt.
Robert Gibbs asserted that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will “Strengthen our national security while upholding the basic equality upon which this nation was founded.”
David Aguilar, the deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, said”At no point in history has the border been as secure as it is today.”
A scrolling, 50-second graphic in Times Square reads: `Muslims for Love, Loyalty and Peace.’ It also features the classic iconic Muslim pictures of a dove, an American flag and a peace sign.
Nushrat Qadir said her group wants to clear up misconceptions about Islam – for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. “I really would hope that people will remember and keep in mind that Islam is a religion of peace, its teachings are of peace and that’s what it means, and that a few extremists do not represent all of us.”
Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president, said the country would adopt an Islamic constitution if the south split away in next month’s referendum. With regards to a woman being lashed by police in a video: “If she is lashed according to sharia law there is no investigation. Why are some people ashamed? This is sharia.”
A writer for the Huffington Post was recently arrested for having sex with his adult daughter. Many HuffPo readers are apparently okay with this:
Why do we care who he has relations with? As long as he and his daughter don’t risk birth defect by procreating then consenting adults can do as they please. Many royals marry those very closely related, it’s only in our modern society that we find this practice odd.
It’s ridiculous that there’s a law concerning this. If two (or more) parties are consenting adults, it’s none of the government’s business what kind of sex life they have.
He is probably just following the ancient patriarchs of our much revered Judeo-Christian culture!
“Some things are simply always going to be appalling and thoroughly disgusting.” To you, perhaps. Do you want to be the sole arbiter of morality for everyone else in the world? Whatever will we do when you pass on?
This isn’t far away from arresting gay people for congregating in bar ala 1969. As the recipient of much maligning as a gay person historically, I would take a long deep breath before condemning the actions of another. May be some of you should too.
Yes, it may be illegal. But why? Because people find it distasteful? Isn’t that the source of so much anti-gay sentiment?
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Feds, when shutting down the use of Christmas symbols at small bank in Perkins, OK, said that these symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause, “.the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication . express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion.”
The feds interpret that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslin or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank. It is an appearance of discrimination.
“This is just ridiculous,” said bank customer Jim Nyles. “This whole thing is just ridiculous. We all have regulatory bodies that govern us. But this is too much.”
Charles Gasparino: “You’re telling me that when you tax a business, they’re still going to hire the same amount of people?”
A retired math teacher who spends most of his time exegeting the Old Testament and, once a week, puts out an ezeen.