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Support Homeless Veterans – Hell no, we won't

What happened to supporting the troops? I guess once you get home you aren’t a troop any more.

From TP:

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) brought her bill — the Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans With Children Act — to the Senate floor seeking unanimous consent. Murray said the bill would “expand assistance for homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children and would increase funding and extend federal grant programs to address the unique challenges faced by these veterans.” However, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) objected on behalf of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) to this seemingly non-controversial issue:

McCONNELL: Madam president, reserving the right to object and I will have to object on behalf of my colleague Sen. Coburn from Oklahoma. He has concerns about this legislation, particularly as he indicates in a letter that I’ll ask the Senate to appear on the record that it be paid for up front so that the promises that makes the Veterans are in fact kept. So madam president I object.

Watch the Video:

By |2010-06-30T07:09:43-04:00June 30th, 2010|Congress, Military, Party Politics|6 Comments

Guy – "Wanna get with u"

Been travelling today, so I haven’t been able to post.

You would figure after I was challenged about Senator Schumer causing IndyMac to fail (and I proved that any reasonable person would conclude that IndyMac self-imploded because of risky investments and undercapitalization) that said person would go home and lick his wounds. Nope. Like most conservatives, he doesn’t seem to know any direction but straight ahead. I have been challenged again. (I like this challenges because I get to research stuff that I normally wouldn’t read.) I will try to have a post about why the Community Reinvestment Act that was amended under Clinton was not the cause of Wall Street’s collapse.

In the meantime, I would like to leave you with a supergroup that dominated the early ’90s.

Artist: Guy
Tune: Wanna get with U

By |2010-04-30T00:23:03-04:00April 30th, 2010|Economy, Music|Comments Off on Guy – "Wanna get with u"

Unrelated but interesting news items

  • Glenn has been working overtime. He has a great post on Nancy Pelosi’s revelation about how she favors prosecution over a truth commission.
  • Norm Coleman has lost another big battle. I wonder if Al Franken will ever get seated… or does Norm have a few more challenges up his sleeve?
  • Colorado State Senator opposes testing pregnant women for HIV because that rewards sexual promiscuity. Yep. I didn’t understand that reasoning either.

Rachel Maddow’s exclusive interview with Nancy Pelosi. Watch it:

By |2009-02-26T07:16:09-04:00February 26th, 2009|Domestic Issues, Rachel Maddow Show|Comments Off on Unrelated but interesting news items
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