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  • Cruz's actions and the voting process explained (Vanity)

    09/25/2013 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 9 replies
    9-25-13 | Tenacious1 (Vanity)
    Here is a (hopefully) simple explanation of what happened today and what can be expected. The "filibuster" was Cruze's only chance to make a statement. The vote today was to start debate on the House CR bill. It passed (as was expected). In the next step of the process, Harry Reid will introduce an amendment that strips out the language de-funding Obamacare. This will happen during debate this week. There will be another vote on Friday or Saturday to accept the "Senate Version" of the CR (Continuing Resolution Budget Bill). We will have to filibuster that (a real filibuster) to...
  • After 20-plus hours, Sen. Cruz still talking in an effort to defeat Obamacare

    09/25/2013 8:22:39 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 10:50 AM | Ed O’Keefe and Paul Kane
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) sustained a marathon talking attack on President Obama’s health-care law overnight and well into Wednesday morning — a feat of stamina that likely will complicate House GOP efforts to pass a funding bill aimed at averting a looming government shutdown. The freshman senator took the floor Tuesday afternoon promising to speak “until I am no longer able to stand,” and proceeded to do just that, with occasional assistance from a handful of Republican colleagues. To most Americans, it looked like a traditional filibuster, fixed in the popular imagination by Jimmy Stewart’s performance in “Mr. Smith Goes...
  • Daddy, Why do they hate us? (Vanity)

    09/11/2012 10:58:09 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 13 replies
    Vanity | 9/11/12 | Tenacious1
    "Daddy why do they Hate Us?" "Sweetie, they hate us because we allow you to go to school. They hate us because your Mother drives a vehicle, in public without a scarf over her head...." This was how the conversation started with my daughter last evening as we studied for Social Studies test about American Indians and watched some 9/11 tribute on TV. I was explaining the cultural divide that caused the violence between colonists/Americans and native Indians. Native Indians didn't have written language. They couldn't read and had many different spoken languages. They constantly fought with other tribes over...
  • $4.2 Billion in fraudulent tax returns for 2 Million Illegals

    05/07/2012 1:04:22 PM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 17 replies
    WTHR.com ^ | 4/29/12 | Bob Segal
    Millions of illegal immigrants are getting a bigger tax refund than you. Eyewitness News shows a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it! Each spring, at tax preparation offices all across the nation, many illegal immigrants are now eagerly filing tax returns to take advantage of a tax loophole, using their ITIN numbers to get huge refunds from the IRS. The loophole is called the Additional Child Tax Credit. It's a fully-refundable credit...
  • Our Career Politians Vs. Political Representatives

    09/17/2010 12:19:46 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 5 replies
    Tenacious1 | 9/17/10 | Tenacious1
    America has elected a body of "Career Politicians." But what does that mean? Sure they all have grandious plans for having their name in history books. They enjoy power and fame. They like the spotlight and attention. The perks and bennys aint bad either. But what has it done to our country? It's a rhetorical question really. Better: What should the elected leaders of our nation be? The typical politician today sets his/her sights on politics somewhere before starting college. They must attend Harvard or Yale. They must get a law degree. They must be academic. It's super great if...
  • Isreaelis Urge US to Stop Iran's nuke Goals (Or they will act Unilaterally)

    09/30/2005 6:58:57 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 59 replies · 1,031+ views
    Washington Times on Drudge Report ^ | September 30, 2005 | David R. Sands
    Israelis urge U.S. to stop Iran's nuke goals By David R. Sands THE WASHINGTON TIMES September 30, 2005 The United States and its allies must act to stop Iran's nuclear programs -- by force if necessary -- because conventional diplomacy will not work, three senior Israeli lawmakers from across the political spectrum warned yesterday. As a last resort, they said, Israel itself would act unilaterally to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear arms. Iran will not be deterred "by anything short of a threat of force," said Arieh Eldad, a member of Israel's right-wing National Union Party, part of a delegation...
  • Japan Slaps 15% Tarrif on US Steel

    08/01/2005 11:38:19 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 39 replies · 1,217+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 08/01/05 | Associated Press
    TOKYO — Japan will slap 15 percent levies on U.S. steel imports (search) starting Sept. 1 in retaliation for American steel industry protection measures, the trade ministry said Monday, turning up the heat on a long-festering dispute between the world's two largest economies. The tariffs, which could rise as high as $51 million, will target ballbearings, airplane parts and other steel products, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said. Japan has long demanded the repeal of duties imposed by the United States on Japanese steel products under the so-called Byrd amendment (search), an antidumping law ruled illegal by the...