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  • Suckling at Big Brother's Ample Teats

    06/06/2009 8:53:12 AM PDT · by foutsc · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 6 June 09 | foutsc
    Our slide to Socialism seems to have taken another lurch downward. Who would have believed that out of every six dollars Americans make, one dollar is straight from the government? According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, government handouts increased from a low in the early '50s of 4% to over 16% today. In total, we are looking at 2 trillion dollars a year going to the "Great Society" - an average of $17,000 per family. I remember growing up poor on a Wisconsin farm. While most of our liberal neighbors were happy to get their literal government cheese,...
  • Welfare client kept out of Canada files complaint

    05/10/2009 6:01:07 AM PDT · by Sinschild · 40 replies · 1,788+ views
    WLNS ^ | May 9, 2009 8:04 | WLNS.Com
    <p>OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) - A mid-Michigan woman says she was denied entry into Canada because she is on welfare.</p> <p>Rose Kelley of Owosso says she has filed a discrimination complaint with the Canada Border Services Agency over its refusal to let her and her two children cross the border via the Blue Water Bridge connecting Port Huron with Sarnia, Ontario.</p>
  • Bailing Out Moochers

    02/12/2009 5:36:33 PM PST · by samsmom · 9 replies · 898+ views
    ChicagoTribune.com ^ | September 3, 2007 | Cheryl Lavin
    Archive for Monday, September 03, 2007 Close the bank on mooching siblings By Cheryl Lavin September 03, 2007 Dear Readers: The Buck Stops Here wrote to say that his sister-in-law Lola was the world’s greatest mooch. She’s been living off of her parents all her life and borrowing money from his wife since they were in school. His wife promised she would stop lending Lola money once they got married,but she hasn’t. Lola charged gas, groceries and a birthday party at Chuck E.Cheese’s on Buck’s wife’s credit card. She rang up a debt of $5,000. But it turns out, Lola...
  • The Time for Taxpayer Wrath Has Come (VANITY)

    02/10/2009 1:32:14 PM PST · by Windcatcher · 13 replies · 606+ views
    February 10, 2009 | Windcatcher
    The airwaves and the Internet wires have been burning with all manner of rhetoric over the past three months, but perhaps the three that most bear retaining in the minds of Americans is: Elections have consequences. Usually elections revolve around familiar "wedge" issues, abortion, gay marriage, gun rights, and taxes, but this time part of the electorate has raised the ante. This time, they have made a statement on what form they would wish for society as a whole. The fundamental form of society is important. A society can allow people to live without fear, to achieve their full potential,...
  • Obama says he opposes slavery reparations, apology

    08/02/2008 5:00:44 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 49 replies · 231+ views
    My Way ^ | August 2, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama opposes offering reparations to the descendants of slaves, putting him at odds with some black groups and leaders. The man with a serious chance to become the nation's first black president argues that government should instead combat the legacy of slavery by improving schools, health care and the economy for all. "I have said in the past - and I'll repeat again - that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed," the Illinois Democrat said recently. Some two...
  • Clinton Settles Disputed Pub Bill [Circa 2000, Mentions Socks The Cat Paid Off Bill's Tab]

    11/08/2007 12:03:45 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 22 replies · 76+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec 20, 2000
    Clinton Settles Disputed Pub Bill Clinton Settles London Pub Bill After ‘Oversight’ LONDON, Dec. 20, 2000 President Clinton has settled with British tabloid The Mirror, after he walked out of a London pub without paying and the newspaper picked up the lunch tab. The Mirror said today it had received a check for $36.17 from the U.S. Embassy in London to cover the lunch. But The Mirror, never one to give up a chance to embarrass American officials, ran an article pointing out the check from the American Embassy had come up short. “He still owes us £3 (about $5)...
  • Giuliani Adopts Moderate Stand on Immigration

    05/02/2007 7:38:03 AM PDT · by circumbendibus · 34 replies · 730+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | May 2, 2007 | Russel Berman
    WASHINGTON — Addressing a group of Latino small business leaders, Mayor Giuliani yesterday adopted a moderate stance on immigration, emphasizing the need to beef up security at the borders while maintaining America's tradition as the world's most popular destination for people seeking a better life. Mr. Giuliani articulated much the same position on immigration that he has on the campaign trail, but he began with a softer tone, casting the country's attractiveness to immigrants as a strength to be preserved. "America is the country that more people want to come to than any country, I think, in the history of...
  • Will Somebody Say Thank You? (Michael Reagan)

    09/09/2005 4:50:32 PM PDT · by nascaryankee · 54 replies · 1,991+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Sept. 8, 2005 | Michael Reagan
    Will Somebody Say Thank You? Turn on TV, read the local newspaper or listen to your local radio station, and all you are going to hear, see and read are accounts of people knee-deep in playing the blame game. What you don't hear is anybody saying "thank you." From the safety of France, Pierce Brosnan took the time to tell the world: "This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful." Instead of lifting a finger to help Katrina's victims, this...
  • Red tape angers storm victim

    09/07/2005 10:07:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies · 797+ views
    Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | 08/06/2005 | ROBBYN BROOKS Daily News Staff Writer
    ¸ Local FEMA manager said he is sad processing for aid takes so long. By ROBBYN BROOKS Daily News Staff Writer Mississippi evacuee Luan Morgan tried to keep the tone of her voice pleasant for the sake of her 5-year-old daughter Sunday, but her anger was easy to see. “I need help now,” Morgan said. “We don’t have any way to get home. There’s no gas. There’s no nothing.” Morgan evacuated from her Lumberton, Miss., home the Saturday before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. She brought her daughter, Nichole, three days worth of clothing and not much else. “I...
  • Pretty Ugly, Pretty Fast (Social Security Reform Debate)

    01/05/2005 2:23:02 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 58 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    Prediction: The Social Security debate is going to turn pretty ugly pretty fast. It's quite civilized at the moment, with reporters and op-ed types jousting over economic assumptions and actuarial rates. But New Year's Day brought a Washington Post report that the coming campaign over Bush's privatization plan will take on the coloration of a full-fledged political war, complete with television ads. Such groups as Progress for America (which spent millions on Bush's reelection), the Club for Growth and the National Association of Manufacturers are planning big-budget campaigns, and the AARP is already spending 5 mil on full-page opposition ads...
  • Border schools weed out nonresidents *Mexico/USA border*

    10/14/2002 7:50:02 AM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies · 440+ views
    arizona daily star ^ | Monday, October 14, 2002
        Monday, October 14, 2002 Border schools weed out nonresidents Photos by Chris Richards / StaffAt the main border crossing, young people with backpacks head back into Nogales, Sonora, as schools let out in Nogales, Ariz. Lizeth Lopez Amado, 15, now spends part of her days at her mother's flower shop in Nogales, Sonora. She was attending school in Nogales, Ariz., but was forced to leave On StarNet: Find an archive of the Star's border coverage or join an online discussion atwww.azstarnet.com/border Say Mexican kids taking spots meant for U.S. studentsBy Tim Steller ARIZONA DAILY STAR NOGALES, Ariz. -...
  • Border schools weed out nonresidents *Mexico/USA border*

    10/14/2002 7:48:14 AM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies · 265+ views
    arizona daily star ^ | Monday, October 14, 2002
        Monday, October 14, 2002 Border schools weed out nonresidents Photos by Chris Richards / StaffAt the main border crossing, young people with backpacks head back into Nogales, Sonora, as schools let out in Nogales, Ariz. Lizeth Lopez Amado, 15, now spends part of her days at her mother's flower shop in Nogales, Sonora. She was attending school in Nogales, Ariz., but was forced to leave On StarNet: Find an archive of the Star's border coverage or join an online discussion atwww.azstarnet.com/border Say Mexican kids taking spots meant for U.S. studentsBy Tim Steller ARIZONA DAILY STAR NOGALES, Ariz. -...