Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) — Congress cleared legislation for U.S. free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama that lawmakers said will boost U.S. exports by about $13 billion. The measures now go to the president.
“These free-trade agreements will give our economy a much- needed shot in the arm and create tens of thousands of American jobs,” Senator Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat who leads the Senate Finance Committee, said today in an e-mailed statement. “Passage of these agreements today is a significant victory for American workers and businesses, and will help create jobs here at home.”
The accords, reached under President George W. Bush and revised by the Obama administration, were stymied in a stalemate with Republicans over aid for workers who lose their jobs to foreign competition. President Barack Obama submitted legislation on Oct. 3 after House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said he would consider the worker assistance in tandem with the trade deals. The House voted 307-122 to pass the worker-aid legislation
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Dick Cheney has made more money than the devil with the war and with Halliburton while in office. But no that’s not enough for him. And now he has written a book about his former co workers throwing them under the bus. Don’t you hate when that happens ?
Now he has written a not tell all on himself but on others. And Colin usse the phrase I just used to describe the use of toilet humor in The Help, Colin Powell calling Cheney’s shit “cheap shots.” You go Colin because those are fighting words for you LOL.
- Colin Powell: Dick Cheney’s Book Is Full Of “Cheap Shots” (alan.com)
- Colin Powell accuses Dick Cheney of taking ‘cheap shots’ (telegraph.co.uk)
From California the bastion of liberalism comes this cartoon (at above link) depicting Obama and parents as monkeys. White people look like chimps to me, so maybe she didn’t mean it like that.
It does not surprise me at all. Usually black folks are plain invisible or non existent in most white folks world…except when you are in power or have a job equal to theirs. Here’s what I know blacks will never be considered a white’s equal…never. It does not go unnoticed. Gotta send a natural disaster to this woman’s door…make a note of it. That’s how the gods reward racism. You can thank Marilyn Davenport.
here’s a portion from that link:
Orange County Republican party member Marilyn Davenport is refusing to resign from the party after having sent out a racist email depicting President Obama’s head on the body of an ape, according to the Orange County Weekly.
Davenport, a Tea Party member and elected official of the County Republican party, sent an email to fellow party members in which Mr. Obama’s head pasted on the body of a baby ape. The image also depicts two adult apes wearing human clothing – presumably referencing Mr. Obama’s parents. “Now you know why no birth certificate,” reads the accompanying text.
Davenport later apologized to recipients of the email in the event that she had offended anyone with the image, and denied the implication that the depiction was racist.
“I simply found it amusing regarding the character of Obama and all the questions surrounding his origin of birth,” she wrote in an email. “In no way did I even consider the fact he’s half black when I sent out the email.”
(That’s the wording that makes me wanna beat that bitch silly and I am not a violent person!)
“In fact, the thought never entered my mind until one or two other people tried to make this about race,” she added. “I received plenty of emails about [former president] George Bush that I didn’t particularly like yet there was no ‘cry’ in the media about them.”
When contacted by a reporter about the incident, Davenport brushed off the incident.
“Oh, come on!” she told the Weekly. “Everybody who knows me knows that I am not a racist. It was a joke. I have friends who are black. Besides, I only sent it to a few people-mostly people I didn’t think would be upset by it.”
- ‘Now you know why there’s no birth certificate’ jokes Tea Party member in racist email showing Obama and parents as chimps (dailymail.co.uk)
- “Marilyn Davenportâ€™s Racist Birther Email: Obamaâ€™s Parents Were Monkeys” and related posts (cynical-c.com)
- Marilyn Davenport Sends Racist Pic of Obama and Parents as Monkeys (blippitt.com)
Congressman Melhman who helped Bush become Bushier, is not only gay, we can tell, but he was also really anti-gay in his policies. He’s out and he can go right back into the closet with his demands.
We don’t wanna hear him nor his apology. Melhman revealed “I’m gay” to the world because he said that the Republican party is about don’t ask don’t tell that you’re gay okay.
- Senior Republican Ken Mehlman comes out as gay (guardian.co.uk)