Tuesday, April 5, 2011

30 Days Has September....

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s “The Government Shutdown Prevention Act” is the latest in gimmicks and stunts from the GOP.  “The White House has indicated now that they are already rejecting that notion, which is raising the risk for a government shutdown.”  Why?  Because the President is saying you’re out of continuing resolutions and he wants the 2011 funding issue resolved?  Cantor’s real problem is the Tea Party wing in his caucus want $60Billion in cuts and Cantor/Boehner can’t deliver.
Herman Cain, former chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, GOP Presidential candidate, and right wing nut job on why he wouldn’t have any Muslims in his administration:  I would have to have people totally committed to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of this United States. And many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country. They are not dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on the people of this country.”   Large Cheese with Pepperoni, Sausage, and Crazy.
Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chafetz:  We've got to remember: In February, we added over $220 billion to our debt in just the 29 days in February.”  Someone please get Mr. Chaffetz a calendar to show him that 2011 is not a leap year.  While you’re at it, explain to the honorable representative that $220Billion in increased deficit is not the same as $220Billion in increased debt.   
Congrats to Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz who will be replacing Tim Kaine as Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairperson as Kaine will seek the 2012 Virginia senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb.  The Florida Democrat has been a tireless campaigner for Democratic causes and is a close friend of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. 
Wow, three Jewish Congressional delegates in the blog tonight. 
Steven Seagal, you remember him the bad-ass, bad acting, pony-tailed, Kelly LeBrock loving star of script less action movies from the 1980’s/90’s?  Seagal will be the Grand Marshall at the Cave Creek Fiesta Days this Saturday.  I guess Dick Van Dyke was unavailable.
Transocean Ltd. paid out over $900,000 in bonuses to its top executives as part of a, wait for it, a safety bonus.  That’s right the operator of the Deepwater Horizon Rig where 11 workers, 9 of whom were Transocean employees, lost their lives as part of a complete breakdown in safety oversight paid out safety bonuses.  To their credit, five top executives have donated $250k to the families of the victims.  Yet, a safety award?  What’s next?
-        Charlie Sheen Father of the Year
-        Barry Bonds spokesman for vitamins
-        Goldman Sachs: America’s Most Trusted Company
-        McDonalds: Model company for nutritional dining
-        Mississippi: Education Capital of the World

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