Harry Reid (D-NV) announced yesterday that the Senate will hold a cloture vote on the motion to proceed
to Sen. Dodd’s financial regulatory reform Bill (S. 3217). Reid will need at least one republican to vote in favor of
cloture to avoid yet another filibuster by the republicans. If at least 60 Senators vote in favor of cloture they will begin
debating full consideration for regulatory reforms on Tuesday.
The vote will take place at 5:00 pm on Monday, April 26, 2010.
Polls indicate that Americans want stronger reforms for Wall St. since they are responsible for
sending our economy into a tailspin, so some republicans have started to soften their rhetoric, which might lead to a vote
in favor of cloture, its hard to tell because they are the “Party of No” and they have signed a letter to be steadfast
against regulatory reforms. Their motto has become “Party over Country” ever since the 2008 election.
This coming Monday Americans will see if the Republican “Party of No” stands with Wall St. or if they stand
with the American voter.
Pew Research Poll shows that the vast majority of Americans want MORE regulations for Wall
Street, but the Republicans in the Senate see the passage of regulations as a win for Democrats, which could help Democrats
in this Novembers election so they once again are playing politics with America‘s tax dollars. As usual, the Republican
“Party of No” would rather see Wall Street continue to do business as they have in the past and continue to jeopardize
Part of the Democrats proposed regulations would end tax payer bailouts for Wall Street and create
a fund that is 100 percent paid for by financial institutions to be used to bail themselves out. But Senate Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell stood on the
Nevada Senator John Ensign will be out of office when his term ends in 2012 because of his
Sexcapades for sleeping with one of his staff workers Cindy Hampton, whose husband
he also employed.
Ensign is currently facing an ethics investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee as well as an investigation
by the Department of Justice for breaking federal lobby laws with Doug Hampton, the husband of the woman he was sleeping with.
Ensign doesn’t care about Nevada voters or any other voter for that matter outside of his personal
family, he votes against any Bill that could possibly help Nevadan’s. He has voted against every
The Senator just doesn’t care about anyone but himself. He
refuses to resign, his actions have caused many who had been associated with him in his
public and private life to receive federal subpoenas related to the two investigations into federal laws that he broke, and
his unethical and immoral behavior.
John Ensign is bad for Nevada and bad for America and he should resign for all the shame he has brought
to his family, his friends and to the Great State of Nevada. But he won’t because he’s selfish and doesn’t
care about anyone but himself.
State Senator Joe Heck (R-NV) is the current Republican front runner for the June 8th primary
for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District . There are four Republicans running for U.S. Congress in District
3, the congressional seat that is currently held by Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV). The June 8th primary also includes two Independents
an one other Democrat.
But it is State Senator Joe Heck that is making the loudest noise, moving up in the polls, and like
a ventriloquist, Heck is making the noise without opening his mouth.
Sunday’s headline in the Nevada section of the ultra right wing newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal,
“Republican leads House Race”, the headline is refereeing to a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon and commissioned
by the Review-Journal that shows Joe Heck leading Rep. Dina Titus by five points in the slanted poll. The poll numbers were:
Joe Heck 49 percent, Dina Titus 44 percent and 7 percent undecided, the Independent candidate that will be on the November
ballot was not include in the poll and only 300 voters in the 3rd district were polled.
The article points out that back in December another Mason-Dixon poll had Titus and Heck tied at 40
percent each, the Review-Journal also points out that $1.3 million had been spent so far by outside interests who oppose Health
Care Reforms and democrats.
Without opening his mouth Heck is now leading in this poll by 5 percentage points.
The Review-Journal shows that Joe Heck had raised $160,000 in the first quarter of 2010, and that Titus
has not yet reported her first quarter fundraising numbers for this year, but last year Titus had raised $1 million for her
re-election campaign and she still has about $750,000 left according to the article.
Last month Heck received a $5,000 donation from the House Conservatives Fund in exchange for his pledge
to support privatizing Social Security and Medicare. Privatizing both of these programs would be a boon for financial institutions
and a bust for citizens currently on either program.
Rep. Dina Titus has done a great job representing Nevada’s 3rd congressional District.
In fact she is doing the job that her constituents sent her to do. Dina Titus is our voice that speaks to Washington, she’s
not Washington voice that speaks to us.
Here is what all Americans will see within the first year from the enactment of the “Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act”
Insurance companies will be barred from dropping people from coverage when they get sick. Lifetime
coverage limits will be eliminated and annual limits are to be restricted.
Insurers will be barred from excluding children for coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
Young adults will be able to stay on their parents' health plans until the age of 26. Many health plans
currently drop dependents from coverage when they turn 19 or finish college.
Uninsured adults with a pre-existing conditions will be able to obtain health coverage through a new
program that will expire once new insurance exchanges begin operating in 2014.
A temporary reinsurance program is created to help companies maintain health coverage for early retirees
between the ages of 55 and 64. This also expires in 2014.
Medicare drug beneficiaries who fall into the "doughnut hole" coverage gap will get a $250 rebate.
The bill eventually closes that gap which currently begins after $2,700 is spent on drugs. Coverage starts again after $6,154
A tax credit becomes available for some small businesses to help provide coverage for workers.
A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services that use ultraviolet lamps goes into effect on July 1.
And State Senator Joe Heck (R-NV) wants to take that all away. In fact all of the Republicans in Nevada
including Governor Gibbons (R-NV) and his rival Brian Sandoval (R-NV) want to repeal the “Patient Protection and Affordable
The medical industry had spent close to $1 billion to fight reforms using attack ads, lobbyists, campaign
donations, as well as funding protest rallies in Washington DC and all across our country at Tea Parties. The medical industry
created lies such as death panels and the government is taking over health care. And despite all that was against her, Dina
Titus who has lots of moxie did what was right by voting in favor of Health Care reforms for her District, her State of Nevada
and our Nation.
State Senator Joe Heck not only wants to repeal all of the above mentioned reforms, he wants to privatize
Medicare and Social Security which would be devastating to ALL senior citizens in the United States.
A few months ago Anthem insurance company which is owned by WellPoint,
The insurance companies removed tens of thousands from their insurance rolls in California alone because
of high costs of care due to age, sex and pre-existing problems, and they did all of this to increase their net profits to
satisfy share holders. And Joe Heck wants to put Social Security and Medicare into the hands of those same types of people
who will also have to answer to their shareholders.
State Senator Joe Heck does not appear to have the best interests of Nevadan’s in mind when he
says he wants to privatize Medicare and Social Security, but he does look like he supports the corporations and their share
holders, which is why the special interests have spent $1.3 million on attack ads with a promise to spend even more as we
approach Novembers mid-term general election.
This past Monday Sue Lowden (R-NV), who is running to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talked
about making Health Care affordable on the TV show Nevada Newsmakers (see video below). She was asked about a previous statement
that she made the week before while in Mesquite regarding the use of a barter system to pay for a doctors care.
Sue Lowden talked about how “our grandparents” and others would offer the doctor “a
chicken” or offer to “paint their house” in exchange for the doctors service. But would doctors today be
willing to accept farm animals in exchange for their service?
Well, it seems that Lowden found at least one doctor who would.
Today, Dr. Robin Titus, a friend of Sue Lowden, sent a
letter to the editor of the right-wing newspaper the Las Vegas Review-Journal
in support of the barter system. Dr. Titus says in the letter that she has “bartered with patients -- for alfalfa hay,
a bath tub, yard work and horse shoeing in exchange for my care.”
Dr. Robin Titus also happens to be a Republican that was also
Nevada Democrats wanted to see if it was possible to barter for an H1N1 flu shot at Walgreens,
but they were turned away. Still wanting to learn more about the Lowden Plan for Health Care, the Democrats showed up at Sue
Lowden’s campaign Headquarters with one goat and four chickens (See second Video below) but no one was available to
talk to them other than the receptionists who was not up to speed on the Lowden Health Care Plan.
Sue Lowden’s plan even made it onto
Jay Leno’s monologue where he jokingly mocked her plan. So in a way, her chickens have bought
her a lot of free press.
The other Republican front runners should be able to use the Lowden Health Care Plan to their advantage,
that is, if they know how to barter.
After Fox News analysts spent most of Friday defending Arizona’s bill to target illegal immigrants, Judge Andrew
Napolitano offered a different take on the controversial measure, Crooks and Liars reported.
When asked about Gov. Jan Brewer, Napolitano said her signing of the bill into law will have disastrous consequences:
Napolitano: She’s gonna bankrupt the Republican Party and the state of Arizona. Look at what happened to the Republicans
in California with the proposition --
Cavuto: What happens?
Napolitano: Ah, Hispanics -- who have a natural home in the Republican Party because they are socially conservative --
will flee in droves. She’s also gonna bankrupt her state, because no insurance company will provide coverage for this.
And for all the lawsuits that will happen -- for all the people that are wrongfully stopped -- her budget will be paying for
it. Her budget will be paying the legal bills of the lawyers who sue on behalf of those that were stopped.
This will be a disaster for Arizona -- to say nothing of the fact that it’s so unconstitutional that I predict a
federal judge will prevent Arizona from enforcing it as soon as they attempt to do so. That will probably be tomorrow.
The new law, which will take effect in late July or early August, was cheered by many, including Maricopa County Sheriff
Joe Arpaio, whose tough crackdowns have made him a hero in the anti-illegal immigration community. He said it gives him new
authority to detain undocumented migrants who aren’t accused of committing any other crimes.
"Now if we show they’re illegal, we can actually arrest them and put them in our jails," Arpaio said.
Critics claim the bill will effectively encourage racial profiling. President Barack Obama branded it "misguided." Hispanic
groups across the country tend to agree with Napolitano’s assessment of the bill.
Immigrant advocates say the bill could worsen an already tenuous relationship between law enforcement and Hispanics in
State Sen. Rebecca Rios, a Phoenix Democrat and fourth-generation Arizonan, said she’s concerned about her 14-year-old
son being harassed by police because of his brown skin, black hair and dark-brown eyes.
"I don’t want my son or anyone else’s son targeted simply because of their physical characteristics," Rios
said. "There’s no reason I should have to carry around any proof of citizenship, nor my son."
Michele Marie Bachmann (born April 6, 1956) is a Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota, a former Senator, a homophobe,
and a dick.
In addition to being a dick, Bachmann's track record has proven she is also a full-fledged nutjob. The type of person that
makes you turn to your friend the moment she gets up to use the bathroom and mouth "She's craaaaaaazy," complete with hand
motions and bug-eyes.
While Bachmann has always been a local dick, she didn't come onto the national dick scene until the 2008 election when
she accused Barack Obama and many members of Congress of being "anti-American."
Like her pal Palin, Bachmann is deceptively attractive. While Palin is attractive in a "if she just put down that gun,
took off those glasses, and started forming complete sentences" sort of way, Bachmann has the whole girl next door thing working
for her. But only if you grew up next to an insane asylum.
Bachmann has claimed that many of her career moves have been dictated by messages from God. Abraham, Moses...Michele Bachmann.
That sounds about right.
"Talking about air travel and the volcano. The good news, ladies and gentlemen, regular airline service is resuming.
The bad news — regular airline service is resuming." –David Letterman
"Is anyone here stranded because of the volcano? Well, that's what you get for traveling during volcano season."
"Because of the volcano, the airlines lost $2 billion. Usually, all they lose is my luggage." –David Letterman
"Yesterday was 4/20, known to stoners around the country as National Weed Day. There were pro-marijuana legalization
rallies all around the country, especially here in California, where freedom fighters like this guy exercised their right
to free speech vigorously. 'Here in the meadow, people were chilling out. Some, maybe too much. We're here just to have a
bunch of fun in a field.' That's a good way to spend a Tuesday, while your parents are paying tuition." –Jimmy Kimmel
"The Fox network had their annual telethon 'Idol Gives Back.' I was hoping they would give back the hundreds
of hours I've wasted watching 'American Idol.'" –Jimmy Kimmel
"The new $100 bill was unveiled today. So if you have any old $100 bills, you can throw them away now." –Jimmy
"The Supreme Court is hearing a case about 'sexting.' Apparently the justices of the Supreme Court are not up
to date on technology. Chief Justice Roberts asked what is the difference between an e-mail and a pager. Justice Roberts is
only 55 years old. He's young enough to be Larry King's next wife." –Jimmy Kimmel
"Today the U.S. Treasury released its new $100 bill. It's the most high-tech piece of currency the world has
ever seen — until Apple comes out with the '$100 bill Nano.'" –Craig Ferguson
'Everyone knows if a Republican comes out of the closet and sees a gay shadow, it means six more years of a
Democratic administration.' –Jon Stewart
This Week in God!!!
Every Sperm is Sacred...Monty Python
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