Representative Charles Rangel, has been caught tax cheating, illegally occupying 4 rent controlled apartments, and taking trips Illegally paid for by corporate donors. Since 1970 they just keep electing this known thief and fraud.
Looks like the Ulster Unionist Party has a moment of truth coming it’s way and I don’t just mean the North Down situation.
“The DUP’s Nigel Dodds has said his party would not be able to proceed with the devolution of justice if it does not get Ulster Unionist backing. Mr Dodds was asked what his party would do if UUP MLAs vote against or abstain when the matter is put to a cross-community assembly vote on 9 March. He told BBC Radio Ulster’s Inside Politics show it would be a “serious situation”. “I don’t think we would then see progress happening,” he added.
The UUP is on record saying it would not accept an Alliance Justice Minister. Well, that is what is being proposed so will the UUP roll over to save the DUP, or will they show resolve and stick to their word.
After the earthquake in Chile, President Obama recognizes the obvious: “We can’t control nature…” SO TRUE! SO TRUE!
In light of this recognition of the obvious, Gateway Pundit respectfully submits: President Obama, drop the AGW crap!
The intellectual dishonesty supporting “global warming” is mind-boggling. Carbon cap and trade is simply a means of hobbling developed countries and redistributing wealth.
When we read yet another in the list of tragically murdered children such as Baby Peter, Victoria Climbié, Khyra Ishaq, the one thing we do not read are the names of people who have been sacked for dereliction of duty, or more prosaically for simply not doing their jobs.
To the best of my knowledge, only one person’s name springs to mind, that of the tight-lipped, arrogant Mr. Spock look-alike, Sharon Shoesmith. She was fired by Ed Balls himself, after the devastating results of an Enquiry found that her department had failed little Peter Connolly in every respect.
The troubling thing to me is that she is possibly the only one who actually got fired. Lisa Arthurworrey, the ‘Social Worker’ who refused to acknowledge any signs that tiny Victoria Climbié was being maltreated, got her accreditation back from the General Social Care Council after going to the Court to challenge her dismissal. No-one else, in the long tragic list of death, mutilation and humiliation, from Haringey to Stafford Hospital, has actually been fired. As I commented last week, some have moved on to better jobs, some have retired on gold-plated pensions, some have stayed, blandly avoiding criticism and defiantly stating that they had only ‘done their jobs’!
In the private sector, even with the feather-bedding imposed by this so-called Government, after a detailed series of steps, warnings, letters and ‘re-training’, managers can still get rid of the lazy, the useless and the dangerous, but when it comes to a nurse, or a social worker, or even their bosses; it’s a different kettle altogether. Some may remember that I had major surgery in a Newcastle hospital some two years ago. All who worked to ensure my speedy recovery were superb in their attitudes towards patients, with the exception of one Scots nurse who had never learnt, or been told of the meaning of ‘compassion’ when it came to wound treatment. When I complained, noisily and abruptly, my treatment was passed on to a staff nurse who was both competent and compassionate; but the previous ‘nurse’ was never sanctioned, or advised on future behaviour, or anything. I know this because I asked.
Did you read that the Roman Catholic Church will this week present the Conservatives with an election boost by urging voters to consider the issues of marriage and the family when deciding which party to support?
I wish the Anglican Church could show the same moral leadership. As it happens, I have issues with the Conservative policy on supporting marriage (They include same sex civil partnerships within their definition of marriage) but the IDEA is the right one. The family unit is central to the well-being of our society.
Very interested to read this profile of Debra Medina in the leftwing rag The Guardian, the rising Texan star in the Tea Party movement.
“Those gathered to see Medina in Lytle loved her. Young and old, men and women, Latino and white, listened with rapt attention as she outlined her agenda and asked them to back her in this week’s first round of voting. If she can beat Hutchison into second place, she can secure a runoff against Perry. That would raise the possibility – distant but real – of a Tea Party activist capturing the government of the second biggest state in America.
The Tea Party movement would have gone from being a bunch of ragtag protesters to heading one of the largest single economies in the world. “If we can change politics as usual in Texas, then we can change politics as usual across America. This is not just about Texas, but about changing the whole country”
Great stuff and I wish her well.
So, those pesky dissident republicans have been blamed after a suspected mortar bomb was fired at a police station in Northern Ireland.
The device missed the barracks in Craigavon, Co Armagh, and caused no injuries. A year ago a policeman was shot dead by the Continuity IRA not far from the scene of last night’s attack. Dissidents were behind last week’s murder of Kieran Doherty, 31, in Londonderry as well as a number of other attacks on police stations.
Sinn Fein assembly member John O’Dowd (Pictured left) said: “This attack was wrong and should not have been carried out.”
Quite right, John, it was wrong, But here’s a question for you. Back in June 1998, two RUC officers were brutally murdered in nearby Lurgan town centre. They were shot in the back as they patrolled the town. Was THAT wrong, John? Was it WRONG when the IRA did it, or is it only wrong when others carry out such crimes. When the IRA bombed the same Police Station, was that WRONG?
The problem for Mr O’Dowd is that he speaks with a forked tongue and his words of condemnation would mean a little bit more were it not for the fact that the IRA carried out even worse atrocities and Sinn Fein hail the scum that perpetrated such events as heroes.
Sarah Palin strikes back..
“The President has wrestled control of the health care debate away from Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid by finally introducing his own plan. Unfortunately, the White House’s proposal includes everything we found untenable about the old Senate bill – only this one is even more expensive!
This is what you might call putting “perfume on a pig.”
The President’s proposal doesn’t include pro-free market ideas like allowing people to buy insurance across state lines, giving individual buyers the same tax benefits as those who get insurance through their employers, or instituting real medical liability reform. Despite the “kumbaya” rhetoric, Democrats are making plans to ram this bill through the Senate using a partisan procedural maneuver that will bypass the normal bipartisan debate process.
In the meantime, the White House will continue to ignore Republican reform ideas and cast the GOP as the party of no. That’s a hard sell considering that Democrats still hold the majority in the House and Senate. The only real “gridlock” preventing Democrats from doing what they want is the very real threat of America’s voice being heard at the ballot box.
The public is clearly opposed to the Democrats’ health care bills. Americans want to scrap these big-government plans and start over with common-sense, incremental reform. Some on the left have urged Democrats to vote for Obamacare because it’s a foot in the door for universal health care. They understand what’s at stake; so should the rest of us.
The President can perfume this proposal however he wants, but it still doesn’t pass the smell test. Washington should listen to Americans now, or Washington will hear us in November.