Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Here is a taste of what will be coming...
During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO.Both women left their employmnent and Both women received separation packages that were in the five-figure range. So long Herman, we hardly knew ye!
The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
On November 8, all eyes of the abortion debate will be on Mississippi voters. They'll be voting on Proposition 26, also known as the Personhood Amendment, which would grant fertilized eggs constitutional rights as people. If the amendment passes it would effectively brand all abortions (even pregnancies resulting from rape or incest) and birth control as murder.
The amendment would also limit the options of women who want to have a child through in-vitro fertilization. The procedure involves attempting to implant one of several fertilized eggs. If the embryo takes the remaining eggs are discarded. would that now be a crime equal to murder? Also, using fewer eggs would drastically reduce a woman's chance of pregnancy.
What is equally as scary as this amendment is that if it passes it will energize similar efforts that are now brewing in Florida, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Wisconsin and other states. Scary.
Tupelo, Miss Obstetrician Dr. Eric Webb, who supports Proposition 26, has said that the concerns about wider impacts were overblown and that the critics were “avoiding the central moral question.” Webb went on to say “With the union of the egg and sperm, that is life, and genetically human,”.
One only has to realize that not every fertilized egg becomes a pregnancy (person and from there this amendment and Dr. Webb argument falls apart.
Finally, If this amendment is passed can you then be arrested if you have a miscarriage? Some speculate that a woman would be open to investigation if she is unlucky enough to miscarry her child. Questions like "Did she have too much to drink one night? Was she confiding in a friend about not wanting a child?"
These people keep saying they want government out of peoples live. I guess the still want to reserve the right to be up your uterus!
For more information on this subject visit Mississippians For Healthy Families at www.votenoon26.org
Friday, October 28, 2011
They offer this publication as a resource for human rights advocates working on abortion law reform-and as a means of both tracking progress and identifying the challenges that must still be overcome
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
You ever wonder what the phrase income inequality means?
Well......Here are some statistics from a study prepared at the request of the Chairman and former Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance. In it the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) examined the trends in the distribution of household income between 1979 and 2007.
Here's how things are shaping up for you, me and the 1%...
• For others in the 20 percent of the population with the highest income, average real after-tax household income grew by 65 percent.
• For the 60 percent of the population in the middle of the income scale, the growth in average real after-tax household income was just under 40 percent.
• For the 20 percent of the population with the lowest income, the growth in average real after-tax household income was about 18 percent.
The CBO went on to find that...
As a result of that uneven income growth, the distribution of after-tax household income in the United States was substantially more unequal in 2007 than in 1979: The share of income accruing to higher-income households increased, whereas the share accruing to other households declined.
To read the entire report go to the Congressional Budget Office Director's Blog HERE.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Iraq War Start: March 20, 2003
Troops in Iraq: Total 40,000
Cost Of Deploying 1 Soldier: $390,000
U.S. Casualties: 4479
US Troops Wounded: 32,195 (Total excludes psychological injuries.)
US Troops That Develop Serious Mental Health Problems: 30%
Coalition Casualties: 318
Iraqi Civilian Casualties: 103,158 - 112,724
Iraqi Civilians Injured: 1,690,903
Iraqis Displaced Inside Iraq: 2,255,000
Estimated Insurgency Strength, Nov 2003: 15,000
Estimated Insurgency Strength, June 2007: 70,000
U.S. Daily Spending in Iraq: $270 million
Iraq War Cost: $993,222,982,081
Obama, in a speech today, said: "As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over."
Watch the full speech here...
Almost immediately Republicans attacked the President not realizing that this was George W. Bush Bush's original plan. In 2008, then President Bush approved a deal calling for all U.S. forces to withdraw by Dec. 31, 2011.
Nice try though guys.
Well you know the old saying... Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.
Harold remains in hiding as world survives Rapture... AGAIN.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In an op-ed Cain wrote 11 months ago named "Don’t Be VAT Stupid" he said...
"The worst idea is a proposed national sales tax, which is a disguised VAT (value added tax) on top of everything we already pay in federal taxes. …A national retail sales tax on top of all the confusing and unfair taxes we have today is insane! .....Giving the administration and Congress another tool to tax us and confuse us is like giving an alcoholic a key to the liquor store with no supervision".
That's a pretty rough attack on Herman Cain coming from up and comer Herman Cain!
Read Cain's entire attack on his own plan HERE.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Here is a picture of Mitt Romney when he worked at Bain Capital. Apparently their is a great deal of money to be made by acquiring companies and then making them profitable by laying off huge numbers of their workers. I think this is a nice little peek into Mitt's psychology. Just that he would find this amusing speaks volumes.