Saturday, March 20, 2010
President Barack Obama is encouraging House Democrats to finish work on his health care overhaul bill, telling them, "We're going to get this done." The vote is scheduled for Sunday. (March 20)
On March 16, 2010, Tea Partiers from around the country gathered (in disappointing numbers) in front of the Capitol building for their final protest against health care reform. Also in town, appropriately, was Barnum & Bailey's actual circus. The protestors voiced their usual conspiratorial concerns about healthcare reform: that it was a government takeover and more government, of course, equals less freedom; that it would euthanize seniors too expensive to treat; and that the bill would sink the nation into irrecoverable debt, despite its actually reducing the deficit by more than $100-billion over the next ten years. Averse to facts, no one interviewed was able to cite evidence for their false beliefs about the reform proposal, and instead suggested we seek the "truth" from Glenn Beck and Fox News.
A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook Cuba on Saturday
somebody must be playing with HAARP too much lately ?!?!
The quake, struck just after 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT), 30 miles (45 kilometers) south of Guantanamo, the Cuban city adjacent to the U.S base, said the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado. An aftershock measuring 4.8 shook the same region about 90 minutes later.
Neither residents nor Cuban state media reported injuries or damage.
The 16-year-old boy who police said made an announcement at Walmart ordering all black people in the southern New Jersey store to leave was charged with harassment and bias intimidation, Police said Saturday.
Wal-Mart shoppers in Turnersville, NJ were shocked and appalled when a male voice came over the store speaker system and asked black people to leave the store.
Elizabeth Warren : I am afraid , I am afraid because of what I see in the real economy , I am afraid because I do not see books that are clean , balance sheets that have been cleaned up ......
I’m afraid because Secretary Paulson said there’s too much concentration in the banking industry, and there’s even more concentration
today than there was
it’s that we’ve got
concentrated risk and that’s what creates too big to fail, and that’s
creating distortions throughout our economy.
We haven’t yet put our feet on solid ground and begin -- begun to
rebuild an economy we can believe in.
that Summers and Geithner are smart. I think they’re honorable. I think
they approach the economy and the world through the largest institutions.
And they see the world from a top-down perspective.
I spent 25 years somewhere else.
Elizabeth Warren, Chair, The Congressional Oversight Panel
with Elizabeth Warren on Charlie Rose
in Current Affairs
on Thursday, March 4, 2010