Geeesh, what a freaking waste of our tax dollars! Got to celebrate what only 1 to 2 percent of our population are!
The departments of Justice and State this week are holding back-to-back LGBT events in honor of gay pride month, and as the Supreme Court prepares to deliver two landmark decisions on same-sex marriage.
On Tuesday, the Justice Department celebrated pride with speeches from Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., the first openly gay member of the Senate, singer-songwriter and gay and lesbian activist Melissa Etheridge, and Attorney General Eric Holder, all on the theme “A Year of Firsts,” according to DOJPride.com, the official site for LGBT Employees at the department.
And on Wednesday, the State Department will follow suit with its own pride event in which Secretary John Kerry will deliver his first speech on LGBT policy and personnel issues.
“This is an opportunity for Secretary Kerry to state his position and confirm his support for LGBT employees,” says Aaron Jensen, a spokesman for the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. “The thrust of his speech will be that he’s equally committed to the steps Secretary Clinton took on this.”
Read it all HERE.
This means, avoid all liberals!
WOW MUST READ…
KEEP PASSING THIS AROUND UNTIL EVERY ONE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ IT… THIS IS SURE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!!!! THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SECURITY IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!!! WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?
Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security, but your employer did, too. It totals 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500. Read that again!
Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?
We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government. Now they are calling the money we put in an ENTITLEMENT when we reach the age to take it back.
If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. If you have a deceased spouses who died in their 50′s — their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into S.S. all their lives over the past 30 years!
THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER PONZI SCHEME THAN BERNIE MADOFF EVER DID.
Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days.
Now that’s welfare!!! And they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?!?
We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless.
Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey. And now Pakistan……home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS… if not TRILLIONS of DOLLARS are unaccounted for!!!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.
In a world divided by conflict and difference, it’s beautiful to see that people from different cultures, and countries across the world can share something in common: really fucked up ideas about rape.
In the United States, we can boast of Todd “legitimate rape” Akin and Richard “rape-pregnancies are intended by God” Murdock. But we shouldn’t become too cocky about our own rape-related misogyny. Because there’s some really impressive stuff going on in all parts of the world. Take for instance, Daming Sanusi, a candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court. On Monday, during a parliamentary commission hearing to determine if he was a fit for the top court, he was asked whether the death penalty should be applied in cases of rape. His response?
“Consideration needs to be taken thoroughly for the imposition of death penalty for a rapist because in a rape case both the rapist and the victim enjoy it.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the mind of a legal scholar!
Read it HERE.
House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks…
The House Tuesday passed a bill that would ban most abortions nationwide after 20 weeks.
The most far-reaching abortion legislation in the House in a decade was approved 228-196, mostly along party lines.
The vote is largely symbolic: The bill will be dead on arrival in the Senate. And the White House has already threatened to veto the “fetal pain” legislation, which is based on the controversial assertion that a fetus can feel pain at that stage of development.
But Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), the bill’s sponsor, didn’t find that discouraging. He pointed to the last time Congress passed a bill of this scope, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. That bill fell short and faced court battles before it finally became law.
“I think if you hearken back to partial-birth abortion, … everybody said, ‘You know, it’s not constitutional; it can’t pass; it can’t go anywhere,’ and it took time to do that, and it even had to succeed a presidential veto. But it eventually did,” Franks said.
These are some quotes from just last week. We are living in some strange times, folks . It’s imperative that the left be eliminated from seats of power, from the president to the local dog catcher.
“Listen this is simply not fair to these employees. They are federal employees.” Congressman John Larson [D – CT] on why it’s unfair to force politicians and staffers to participate in Obamacare.
“Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. And if it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on, to be frank with you.” – Rep. Elijah Cummings [D. – MD] while claiming a conservative Republican was behind the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. He has since retracted his statement.
“Well, I think he has Obamaphobia. The reality is that it is the Gang of Eight that came together – four Democrats, four Republicans – and said that we need a path to citizenship.” New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez said of Senator Ted Cruz on MSNBC.
“Frankly, there will be a great bang for our buck for being in Africa, because when you travel to regions like Africa that don’t get a lot of presidential attention, you can have very long-standing and long-running impact from the visit.” – White House national security spokesman Ben Rhodes on the Obamas’ $100 million trip to Africa during the sequester.
“It’s really not math. It’s just arithmetic. It’s very simple arithmetic. It’s not as complicated as math.” Rep. Ed Markey lecturing opponent Gabriel Gomez in their debate for the Massachusetts Senate seat.
“We’ve got to make sure that kids – by the time they hit kindergarten – aren’t so far behind that they don’t ever catch up, and by the third grade they may as well drop out because they’re never going to catch up,” Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who will be running Obamacare.
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This is really a pretty well written, fair article. It’s well placed as well. Many police officers don’t know about the Oathkeepers organization. This does an excellent job of describing its founder, what they stand for, and the political flak they have been taking.
I think the Oathkeepers are the good guys. I also think that every effort to make their existence and their goals more well known is a good thing.
Painted as radicals and racists by some, this organization of law enforcement officers and military vets says its only purpose is to uphold the Constitution.
It started with Katrina. The sight of U.S. military troops, law enforcement officers, and armed government contractors seizing firearms from citizens in the aftermath of that terrible storm shocked the conscience of Yale constitutional law scholar Stewart Rhodes. That these actions were later recognized as wrong by the U.S. Supreme Court did little to assuage Rhodes’ concerns. The fact remained that an illegal precedent had taken place, and could well occur again; indeed, it appeared that that the seeds sown in Louisiana might not only take root, but germinate elsewhere, as well.
The way buck ofama and all liberals really think of women when it comes to them being defended.