March 21, 2010
Odrama as Stupak caves to Executive’s order
“Health reform” passes, for now, as Bart makes himself useful to Barack and puts the vote over the top. BHO’s executive order on abortion funding doesn’t satisfy the bishops, though. Whoooooops.
What does Stupe get for this, Veep in 2012? “Just kidding.”
See also Catholic News Agency,
…Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser announced that the organization had been planning to honor Rep. Stupak at its third annual Campaign for Life Gala on Wednesday for “his efforts to keep abortion-funding out of health care reform.”
“We will no longer be doing so. By accepting this deal from the most pro-abortion President in American history, Stupak has not only failed to stand strong for unborn children, but also for his constituents and pro-life voters across the country,” Dannenfelser charged. “Courts could and have a history of trumping executive orders.” …
–Bart Stupak, you’re no Susan B. Anthony!!
March 12, 2010
“Democratz hatez kidz”?, or, slaughter stupefies Stupak
See “the corner”, National Review Online, ‘They Just Want This Over’,
Sitting in an airport, on his way home to Michigan, Rep. Bart Stupak, a pro-life Democrat, is chagrined. “They’re ignoring me,” he says, in a phone interview with NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE. …
Stupak says he also doesn’t trust the “Slaughter solution,” a legislative maneuver being bandied about on Capitol Hill as a way to pass the Senate bill in the House without actually voting on it. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” he says. “I don’t have a warm-and-fuzzy feeling about what I’m hearing.” …
What are Democratic leaders saying? “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.” …
And the politics of the issue are pretty rough. “This has really reached an unhealthy stage,” Stupak says. “People are threatening ethics complaints on me. On the left, they’re really stepping it up. Every day, from Rachel Maddow to the Daily Kos, it keeps coming. Does it bother me? Sure. Does it change my position? No.”
Slaughter, huh. I’ll say.
…”Daily Hatez Kidz“?
March 4, 2010
Passover problems, or, “Matzo-zuma’s Revenge”
See Detroit News, Paper Chase: You can puncture that Passover illness,
…According to some Jews, they suffer an 11th plague during Passover from eating unleavened bread: constipation.
Matzo, flatbread made from flour and water, figures prominently in Passover celebrations. According to the Torah, Hebrews left Egypt in such a hurry there was no time to allow bread to rise.
Ever since, some have complained of digestive troubles during Passover. It may be humorous to some, but others say the issue is real.
A Facebook group, “Passover = National Constipation Week for Jewish People” has about 50 members. The Jewish Federation of North America urges Jews on its Web site to “take an Exodus from heavy fare and try fruits and veggies at Seder,” a feast on the first two nights of Passover. …
“Pharaoh’s Revenge”, “Montezuma’s Revenge”, “Matzo-zuma’s Revenge”, whatever. L’chaim, be well God’s people.