It’s a Crazy World Out There, When . . .   1 comment

Simpson’s Angry Mob — Source: Google Images

It’s a crazy world out there, when . . .

. . . a 62-year-old Alabama fan with dumping poison on a couple of oaks that have been historic gathering places for happy Auburn Tiger supporters.

. . . Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed sharply curbing the bargaining rights of public unions to make immediate budget savings.

. . . The Speaker of The House says, “If spending cuts kill jobs, so be it!”

. . . Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) posted a tweet saying, “President’s health care law will destroy jobs, says CBO,” which is false.

. . . politicians have a made up solution in search of a problem.

. . . House Republicans are also pushing to scale back the requirement for third-party testing for lead and other hazards in products sold to children.

. . . children of illegal immigrants born in the US would receive special birth certificates that would make clear that the state does not consider them Arizona citizens.

. . . illegal immigrants would be barred from driving in the state, enrolling in school or receiving most public benefits.

. . . in Tucson, a community group was so enraged by what it called the extremist nature of the proposals from Phoenix that it proposed severing the state in two, creating what some call Baja Arizona.

. . . the governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker acts like “the plantation owner talking to the slaves.”

. . . there is very little in Washington that can’t be explained by an episode of the original “Star Trek,” and Boehner is playing out the one where the Romulan captain prefers the ways of peace but is saddled with a crew that will mutiny if he fails to follow through on the plan to blow up the galaxy.

. . . Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) budget repair bill has focused on the section that would strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Less noticed is a provision in the 144-page piece of legislation that could dramatically change the state’s Medicaid program.

. . . a Wisconsin bill would grant the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) sweeping authority to making changes to the state’s Medicaid program — which covers one in five residents — with virtually no public scrutiny. According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Walker’s plan would use “emergency” powers to allow DHS to restrict eligibility, raise premiums and change reimbursements — all moves traditionally controlled by the legislature.

The answers to Question 12, “What is the “rule of law”?, on the test to become a US citizen are all wrong.

. . . at a town hall meeting this week, angry supporters of O’Donnell confronted the chairman of the state Republican Party , who had defected against O’Donnell during the campaign last year, saying that she wasn’t capable of being elected dog catcher.






Posted February 24, 2011 by kenneturner in Commentary

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  1. A bill in the Arizona Senate that would have restored the funding failed to get a hearing, leaving the state’s budget process later this spring as the only hope for some 95 to 100 people affected by the transplant cuts. The coverage shortfall amounts to $4 million – about $1.4 million in state money and the rest in federal matching funds. Two patients removed from the organ transplant waiting list on Oct. 1 have died. Tucson native Courtney Parham, 23, just suffered a relapse of leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.


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