According to the Washington Times, between 5 AM and 11 PM on February 13th, MSNBC played the tape of Marco Rubio taking a sip of water 155 times! One hundred and fifty-five times!!!! Are they kidding?
A more judicious CNN only replayed the tape 34 times.
Hey, “journalists!” Where’s your State of the Union analysis? Any thoughts on our debt, deficit or AWOL budget? I think the Senate has failed to pass a budget for four years in a row now….anything penetrating or intelligent to say about this???
Obama voters are called “low information voters” for a reason.
Lounging on the steps of a crumbling Soviet-era apartment block on the outskirts of Romania’s most notorious slum, Iordan Rupa is drinking apple brandy and waiting for his mobile phone to ring. Pulling a woollen hat tightly over his ears, he gestures at the filthy streets, filled with packs of stray dogs, mountains of rubble and litter, potholes, and the occasional burnt-out car. ‘Look at this place,’ he says. ‘There is nothing for us here. No jobs, no money. But if God is willing, this telephone will soon bring the chance of a better life.’ Roughly 1,600 miles away, in Dalston, North-East London, his uncle, Petru, is at this moment supposed to be visiting a branch of the money-wiring company Western Union. Petru has promised to send him enough cash to buy a one-way coach ticket from central Bucharest, just a short drive from Ferentari where Iordan lives, to the UK. He’s due to call once the transaction has been complete
The deluge will come in the next year and because we are in the EU it cannot be stopped. Our Nation is being hollowed out from within and those at Westminster look the other way. The truth is that there are no borders in any meaningful sense in the EU and so Romanians have as much right to live in the UK as the British. I don’t think this can end well..do you?
The spending insanity of socialised healthcare just staggers on.
“Under an expansion of NHS-funded fertility treatment, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) will recommend that lesbian couples be offered six cycles of artificial insemination and, if that fails, IVF. Most gay couples trying for a child are forced to go private because state provision is patchy. One cycle of IVF can cost them £8,000. The NHS is having to find £20 billion of efficiency savings over four years because flat-rate budget increases are not enough to cope with increasing demand. Campaigners said local clinical commissioning groups, which make the final decision on fertility provision in hospitals, will be unable to afford the extra treatment without making drastic cuts to other services…”
WHY is the taxpayer funding IVF for Lesbians? In fact, why are we funding IVF for anyone? Is this what the NHS now stands for... gender realignment and IVF for lesbians? Lucky we aren’t in a economic recession where budgets have to be curtailed….hang on a sec…
The British farmer fraternity have some rather odd views that verge on the dangerous;
British farmers sparked outrage by calling for a fresh wave of migrants from outside the EU to avert a “catastrophic” harvesting crisis.
How interesting. So our farmers think that we need to bring in even more uneducated third world immigrants to provide them with a low cost workforce to harvest their field? Forget it! We have enough unemployed here .. there is no no need for so many as ONE extra immigrant in this regard.
I think this guy is speaking common sense, don’t you?
Welsh Secretary David Jones came under fire today after claiming in a TV interview that gay couples ‘clearly’ could not provide a ‘warm and safe environment’ to raise children. The Tory MP, who voted against the Government’s plans to introduce gay marriage in the Commons last week, made his remarks to ITV Wales’s Face To Face programme. Shadow Commons leader Angela Eagle called 60-year-old Mr Jones ‘deluded’ and said she was astonished that a member of the Cabinet in the 21st century could say such a thing.Mr Jones said: ‘I regard marriage as an institution that has developed over many centuries, essentially for the provision of a warm and safe environment for the upbringing of children, which is clearly something that two same-sex partners can’t do.’Which is not to say that I’m in any sense opposed to stable and committed same-sex partnerships.’
John Major, he who led the Conservative Party to an unprecedented defeat to Labour in 1997 is back with some words of ..wisdom?
“Sir John Major warned ‘irreconcilable’ Conservative Eurosceptics to keep quiet today as he warned they are undermining David Cameron’s “attempts” to claw back powers from Brussels ahead of an in/out referendum on Britain’s EU membership.
The former prime minister described Mr Cameron’s decision to promise a referendum in 2017 as a ‘gamble’ that could lead to Britain’s exit from Europe and warned the issue had ‘come close to destroying the Conservative Party’ in the past. Calling for the Prime Minister to appoint a Cabinet minister as his ‘lead negotiator’ ahead of the referendum, even if it means overruling the Liberal Democrats, Sir John was scathing about Eurosceptic rebel MPs.”
Major gets it precisely wrong and he is either remarkably naive or stunningly knavish. His own tenure as PM was characterised by further stomach churning concessions and power grabs by the EU so he really has no credibility on this issue.
You would need a heart of stone NOT to laugh at this news!
Lagan Valley MLA Basil McCrea has said he will resign from the Ulster Unionist Party. On Thursday evening, the former UUP deputy leader John McCallister said he was quitting the party. The two resignations follow the DUP and Ulster Unionists’ decision to back an agreed candidate to contest the Mid Ulster by-election on 7 March. Nigel Lutton – the son of a former RUC reservist shot dead by the IRA in 1979 – will be the unionist unity candidate. However, the strategy of closer co-operation with the DUP has divided the Ulster Unionist party.
Look, putting up an “agreed” candidate in the likes of Mid Ulster – a Sinn Fein hotbed- is common sense. I have no idea as to the merits of Mr Lutton but I wish him well. Basil and John have always been semi-detached from the Ulster Unionist Party and they seem destined to either grab a berth on a passing Alliance ship OR political oblivion. Time will tell.
Marco Rubio is a perfectly ambitious and energetic young Senator from Florida with conservative stylings who offers a fairly consistent but not stupid advocacy of mainstream Republican political positions. He offered the Republican rebuttal to the President’s State of the Union Speech. During the course of the speech he found himself with a terrible thirst and took an awkward sip of water from a water bottle. Hardly a Nixonian meltdown under the bright lights, a Rick Perry duh moment or even a Ted Kennedy (who had his own water issues) inability to say why he was running for office. Some of the snide left-wing talking heads chuckled, and now many of the rightwing talking heads are up in arms over this nonevent.
We need real discussion of issues as a person needs water in the desert. But we haven’t gotten there yet. Rubio smartly reacted with humor and will probably get more out of this due to the sideshow than if anyone listened to his rather bland speech. More power to him, and hopefully as he matures politically he can offer some sensible ideas to real national issues.
Been travelling today, red eye flight and still away but couldn’t miss the fact today is Valentine’s Day! Here’s a musical factoid. My favourite song “Oliver’s Army” had this song as the B side! Who says Elvis didn’t do romance?!!
Welfarism is a DRUG that the Left inoculate into the masses because they know it captures so many of them and buys their favours at the polls;
Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain. “Now is the time to act boldly and wisely – to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity,” said Obama during his first joint session address to Congress on Feb. 24, 2009. Since then, the number of participants enrolled in food stamps, known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), has risen substantially
47 MILLION. Enjoy the trip, America. Your destination is clear – it’s Europe.
How the left debate with me "go f*k yourself. There's another one to add to your list you fucking cunt" @wazmcr13 Nice people, aren't they?
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