Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Week: The Mid-Weekening

You know his name.
One day until Halloween...

Why all the brouhaha? Everything is as it was- corrupt:

The Conservative majority in the Senate voted down Liberal motions Wednesday that would have sent the matter of the proposed suspensions of three senators to a committee. 

A committee hearing would have saved senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau from being suspended without pay in the immediate future.

The three senators are in hot water because of inappropriately claimed expenses. All have repaid thousands of dollars for disallowed housing and travel claims. Brazeau's wages are being garnisheed and he hasn't yet completed his repayment.

The votes on Wednesday evening mean the three won't be able to argue their cases, with their lawyers present,  before a Senate committee of their peers that would have eventually made recommendations about whether they deserve to be suspended.

Their fate remains in the hands of the entire Senate, which has been debating their proposed suspensions for over a week, often late into the night.

Duffy,  Wallin and Brazeau are still facing motions that would strip them of their salaries as well as the use of their offices and cellphones, and any travel. Those final motions may not be voted on until Friday, or even early next week.

Earlier in the day, the government leadership in the Senate introduced proposals that would allow the three senators to keep their health benefits and life insurance if they are suspended from the Senate without pay.

Before we lose sight of the bigger picture, here it is right now:

$90, 000 seems like chump change in comparison.

Related: I thought he loved the pipeline:

Trudeau argued Keystone XL would already have U.S. approval if Canada had a "price on carbon pollution," though he stopped short of previous Liberal leader Stephane Dion's call for a full-on carbon tax.

Trudeau spoke in favour of Keystone XL before a left-leaning crowd in Washington last week, leaving his criticism of Harper for a Calgary audience just days before the Conservative Party's national convention in the city.

That idiot is aware that carbon is not a pollutant and that Obama, another non-science doofus, would gladly charge Americans a mint for it, right?

Speaking of doofuses, the Teflon Don-in-Chief never has a shortage of people to fall on their swords for him or attempts to cover up his malice and/or idiocy. So none may forget, here is a list of his lies:

"If you like your plan, you can keep it."


Six months into his presidency, Barack Obama promised that his proposed health reforms wouldn’t force people who were happy with their insurance to change. “If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period,” he said. But hundreds of thousands of people are finding out that’s not the case. Insurance companies are terminating policies for many people whose insurance doesn’t meet the standards of the new health law.

Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”  

That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.

Yet President Obama, who had promised in 2009, “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan,” was still saying in 2012, “If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.”

What? Too soon?

A pair of Florida men and their female friend are experiencing a backlash over their controversial Halloween costumes after a picture of them went viral online over the weekend. ...

The photo, posted by the woman standing between them, was shared on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday with the caption, "Happy Halloween from Zimmerman and trayvon :)"

There's nothing like a manufactured crisis by a manufactured victim group to make me spend money on a movie ticket:

Hood stressed that the original novel and his “Ender’s Game” movie stand very much apart from Card’s views.

“There are plenty of examples in art where works of art are greater than their creators or where creators of art are flawed,” he said. “We’ve seen it with the music of Richard Wagner. We’ve seen it with the controversy with Elia Kazan and the way he cooperated with the House Un-American Activities Committee, and yet no one can deny that ‘On the Waterfront’ or ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ are great films.”

And now, eat your bananas, warm up with a bowl of chili and Halloween donuts courtesy of the Japanese. Enjoy.

(Merci beaucoup)

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