POLITICAL: Menendez gets political payback

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

http://patch.com/new-jersey/middletown-nj/reports-bob-menendez-indicted?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=police%20%26%20fire&utm_campaign=alert

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez Of New Jersey Indicted On Corruption ChargesDemocrat was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, according to media reports.
By MICHELLE SAHN (Patch Staff)
April 1, 2015 

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I’m no Menendez fan, but “we all know” this is political payback from the Obama White House.

How fast will they indict Hillary or Harry?

Slow roll and crickets on that for sure!

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FUN: Boooo on the Princeton Review

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New beef alert: Taylor Swift vs. the Princeton Review.

It seems the test preparation company misquoted Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” in their materials for an SAT practice test. Even worse, they misquoted Swift and then criticized her allegedly bad grammar — despite the fact that they screwed up her words in the first place.

A page in the practice test quotes Swift as singing, “Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe ‘em.” The actual line is, “Somebody tells you they love you, you’re gonna believe them.” The actual lyric is not grammatically incorrect, unless you’re concerned about “gonna” vs. “going to,” in which case you may want to relocate to the Victorian Era.

A fan called Taylor’s attention to the Princeton Review’s gaffe, and Swift’s response on Tumblr was tough but fair: “Not the right lyrics at all pssshhhh. You had one job, test people. One job.”

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Testing 1, 2, 3 … … …

Us swifties are always on the alert for this national treasure.

#tswift13 #tswift

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POLITICAL: DHS Brags; should be eliminated

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2015/03/dhs-brags-of-arresting-13-the-criminal-aliens-it-freed-from-detention

DHS Brags of Arresting 5% of Criminal Aliens It Freed From Detention — On the heels of releasing over 36,000 criminal aliens from detention, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the audacity to pat itself on the back for arresting a tiny fraction of the illegal immigrants—thousands convicted 

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Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient.

This just proves it.

Sorry, but it’s time for a reset!

Argh!

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RANT: Bernanke destroyed “savings”!

Monday, March 30, 2015

https://news.yahoo.com/bernanke-rejects-charge-fed-throwing-191719416.html;_ylt=AwrBEiKE3xlV6E4AVbnQtDMD

Bernanke rejects charge of Fed ‘throwing seniors under bus’

Bernanke, in first blog post, rejects accusation of Fed ‘throwing seniors under the bus’

Associated Press By Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he’s hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engineered — and his successor, Janet Yellen, has continued.

In his first post as a new blogger Monday, Bernanke struck back at critics who he said had charged the Bernanke Fed with, among other things, “throwing seniors under the bus” by keeping rates too low for too long.

He also disputed accusations that the Fed is still distorting financial markets and investment decisions by keeping rates “artificially low.”

Both criticisms, Bernanke wrote in “Ben Bernanke’s Blog,” reflect a misunderstanding of economic reality.

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So, how does he explain the “zero interest rate” policy impact on the retirement savings of seniors?

I know for a fact at least one senior who earned nothing on her capital savings and had to use the capital for expenses.

Now she has NOTHING but charity from the family.

Sorry, but the Gooferment and Wall Street have done just fine; her, not so much.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: “Jury duty” is slavery

Monday, March 30, 2015

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/24/pennsylvania-man-arrested-in-courthouse-for-skipping-out-on-jury-duty-11-times/?intcmp=HPBucket

Pennsylvania man arrested in courthouse for skipping out on jury duty 11 times in 2 years
Published March 24, 2015
Associated Press

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SOMERSET, Pa. –  A Pennsylvania man who skipped out on jury duty 11 times in the last two years has been arrested inside a courthouse while seeking relief from a child support ruling.

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I thought slavery was eliminated?

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RANT: DWI should be severely punished WHEN there is a victim

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Under current law, first-time offenders can lose their license for three months to a year, while second-time offenders can lose it for two years. A third offense can result in a license suspension of 10 years.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/christie-rejects-dwi-penalty-changes-1.1294240

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IT would seem that everyone is pandering.

Many of the DWIs that I have heard about are more “technical violations” (i.e., fellow in his driveway not going anywhere or been anywhere; checkpoint stops; lost driver on the side of the road).

I’d suggest that DWI without damage or victim, isn’t a crime.

I’d suggest that in today’s economy, those convicted have to drive to work.

I’d suggest that this is more about a cash grab then safety or changing behavior.

If it was “SOOoooo dangerous”, my generation would have been dead a long time ago.

Too frequently, I read about multiple offenders getting arrested again.

Too frequently, I read about “police” in accidents with no penalty. (Unless they kill themselves) Where the thin bluw line protects them.

Too frequently, I read about the bereaved family members advocating draconian penalties. While I am sympathetic to their loss, that’s not how to make policy.

Drive drunk and kill some one, you go away forever. (I feel the same way about murderers. No death penalty.)

Hurt someone or damage property, severe penalties. Restitution!

All the other “technical violations” are victimless.

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POLITICAL: Remember “the enemy of your enemy is your enemy”

Saturday, March 28, 2015

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2015/march/22/after-a-twelve-year-mistake-in-iraq-we-must-just-march-home/

After a Twelve Year Mistake in Iraq, We Must Just March Home
written by ron paul
sunday march 22, 2015

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Twelve years ago last week, the US launched its invasion of Iraq, an act the late General William Odom predicted would turn out to be “the greatest strategic disaster in US history.”

Before the attack I was accused of exaggerating the potential costs of the war when I warned that it could end up costing as much as $100 billion. One trillion dollars later, with not one but two “mission accomplished” moments, we are still not done intervening in Iraq.

President Obama last year ordered the US military back into Iraq for the third time. It seems the Iraq “surge” and the Sunni “Awakening,” for which General David Petraeus had been given much credit, were not as successful as was claimed at the time. From the sectarian violence unleashed by the US invasion of Iraq emerged al-Qaeda and then its more radical spin-off, ISIS. So Obama sent the US military back.

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Remember “the enemy of your enemy is your enemy” — Netanyahu?

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