I’m sure the more popular and more eloquent liberal blogs will jump on this later but how the fuck is one so arrogant? First of all there is no official language and it isn’t a statehood requirement but who tells an entire people to just forget their heritage to be brought into the fold?
Not to mention English is already one of two official languages in Puerto Rico.
President Obama’s campaign manager has a message for Wall Street: This time around, we’ll lay off.
Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, told the hosts of a $38,500 per-plate fundraiser geared towards investment bankers and hedge fund managers that the president wouldn’t make Wall Street look bad during his re-election campaign, Bloomberg reports. The assurance follows Obama’s call to raise taxes on the rich in his latest budget proposal.
The current attempt at appeasement also comes as Obama attempts to win back the donors that provided him with so much last election. Despite criticizing Wall Street during a 2007 speech at the Nasdaq stock exchange, financial industry donations to Obama outpaced Wall Street cash to his GOP rival John McCain two-to-one at certain points in that campaign, according to the New York Daily News.
During a quick pro-forma session of the House this morning, Republicans rebuffed a Democratic attempt to force an up-or-down vote on the Senate-passed payroll tax holiday extension, which Republicans have thus far refused to allow. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), who was serving as the speaker pro-temp, ignored shouts of “Mr. Speaker!” from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), quickly adjourning the House.
Hoyer continued talking undeterred, saying, “You’re walking away, just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle-class taxpayers [and] the unemployed.” “We regret, Mr. Speaker, that you have walked off the platform without addressing this issue of critical importance to this country,” Hoyer added.
Moments later, the mic appeared to cut out. A few seconds after that, the video feed switched away from the House floor to a still image of the Capitol Dome. It appears someone in House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) office cut the feed, as C-SPAN tweeted afterwards: “C-SPAN has no control over the U.S. House TV cameras – the Speaker of the House does.”
So so disappointing. This sets the city back years and years on revitalization and will continue a disastrous city/suburb divide.
“One state under God.”
The new Texas license plate, in which some of the plate sales proceeds will go to a Christian-based anti-gang organization, is causing Rick Perry some controversy.
“It is a way in which a particular religious faith is being favored, and even though it is my own, I understand that when one religion is favored by the state, it weakens the religious liberty of all of us,” said The Rev. Larry Bethune, Senior Pastor of University Baptist Church in Austin and the Immediate Past President of the American Baptist Churches of the South.