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Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says,
"I will try again tomorrow."

Thursday, September 27, 2007

HNY #24


An oldie, but a goodie. Happy HNT!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Leader of the Free World

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Offering a grammar lesson guaranteed to make any English teacher cringe, President George W. Bush told a group of New York school kids on Wednesday: "Childrens do learn."

Bush made his latest grammatical slip-up at a made-for-TV event where he urged Congress to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, the centerpiece of his education policy, as he touted a new national report card on improved test scores.

The event drew New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings plus teachers and about 20 fourth and fifth graders from P.S. 76.

During his first presidential campaign, Bush -- who promised to be the "education president" -- once asked: "Is our children learning?"

On Wednesday, Bush seemed to answer his own question with the same kind of grammatical twist.

"As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured," he said.

The White House opted to clean up Bush's diction in the official transcript.

Bush is no stranger to verbal gaffes. He often acknowledges he was no more than an average student in school and jokes about his habit of mangling the English language.

Just a day earlier, the White House inadvertently showed how it tries to prevent Bush from making even more slips of the tongue than he already does.

As Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, a marked-up draft of his speech briefly popped up on the U.N. Web site, complete with a phonetic pronunciation guide to get him past troublesome names of countries and world leaders.


Don't blame me.....I didn't vote for the fool either time.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Armagedadingdong speaks at Columbia

"If the Holocaust is a reality of our time, a history that occurred, why is there not sufficient research that can approach the topic from different perspectives?" he asked.

Pick up any book on World War 2...you'll find all the research you need about the occurrence of the Holocaust dips**t.

Asked about widely documented government abuse of women and homosexuals in his country, Ahmadinejad said, "We don't have homosexuals" in Iran. "I don't know who told you we had it," he said.

According to various reports, you can count on 1 in 10 people being gay. And, today, that's actually a low estimate. Some say more like 2-4% of the population is gay. With a population of 65,397,521 people in Iran, there's probably about 6,539,752 queers floating around your country my friend. If you didn't have your head so far up your a**, maybe you'd realize there are homosexuals in your country.

"We oppose the way the U.S. government tries to manage the world. ... We propose more humane methods of establishing peace," he said.

Like blowing people up in buses, cafes, etc. And building nuclear 'power plants' that just happen to make bombs too?

He also said all the world's religions have the same common ground, "justice and friendship."
The views of all religions must be respected and "we must all move hand in hand," Ahmadinejad said.

Frankly, Mr. President...I wouldn't hold your hand if my life depended on it. But, you probably wouldn't hold mine either, since I'm gay. But wait...I don't exist in your world just like the Holocaust doesn't exist in your world either.

Go back to your country and get out of ours.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

HNY #23


Happy HNT everyone!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Healthcare by Hillary

FINALLY! I like the way this woman thinks. As an actor with a very low to middle income, I gladly welcome Hillary's healthcare plan. I have Crohn's Disease, which in insurance company talk is a 'pre-existing condition'....one with keeps me from being granted health insurance. Sure, I can get health insurance through New York State....but then I have to decide to pay my rent or my health insurance because I sure as heck can't afford both. It's ridiculous that this country can send money to every country in the world to take care of their sick, dying, and impoverished people, but we can't look after our own citizens. Something needs to change, and I hope it will in 2008!!!! Only one more year of dealing with the fool in the White House! And what's with Mitt Romney's gibberish at the end of the article. Did he hire that dumb pageant girl for a speech writer?

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DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton announced a $110 billion health care reform plan Monday that would require all Americans to have health insurance.

"Here in America people are dying" because they lack health insurance, Sen. Hillary Clinton said Monday.

Clinton unveiled her "American Health Choices Plan," during a high-profile speech at a hospital in the key campaign state of Iowa, surrounded by supporters, American flags and campaign banners.

"Here in America people are dying because they couldn't get the care they needed when they were sick.

"I'm here today because I believe it is long past time that this nation had an answer," Clinton said. "I believe America is ready for change.

"It's time to provide quality affordable health care for every American," Clinton said. "And I intend to be the president who accomplishes that goal finally for our country."

A Clinton adviser compares the plan's "individual mandate" -- which requires everyone to have health insurance -- to current rules in most states that require all drivers to purchase auto insurance, according to The Associated Press. Video Watch Clinton outline her health care proposal »

In her plan, Clinton said families would receive tax credits to help pay for coverage. The tax credit would be designed to limit the premiums to a percentage of a family's income.

Federal subsidies would be provided for those who are not able to afford insurance, and large businesses would be expected to provide or help pay for their employees' insurance.

Clinton said her plan would not require small businesses to take part, but will offer tax credits to encourage them to do so.

About 46.6 million people in the United States were without health care insurance in 2005, including 8.3 million children, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released last year.

"I know my Republican opponents will try to equate this plan with government-run health care. Well don't let them fool you again," Clinton said, explaining that her plan would allow participants to "keep the doctors you know and trust" while it would expand "personal choice" and keep costs down.

Clinton's package would also require insurers to provide coverage for anyone who applies for it and would also bar insurance companies from charging people with greater health care costs more for their premiums.

Under Clinton's plan, Americans would be offered the same health care benefits of private health care plans offered to Congress through the federal employee benefits program as well as a public program similar to Medicare.

Americans satisfied with their current coverage will be allowed to keep it, the Clinton campaign said.

To help pay for the plan, Clinton would also eliminate the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000 and limit the amount employers can exclude from taxes for health care benefits paid for those making over $250,000.

Clinton's announcement marks her return to the health care game, nearly a decade and a half after her first foray. As first lady, Clinton spearheaded the Clinton administration's attempt to overhaul the country's health care system in 1993 and 1994.

But critics attacked the Clintons' plan as socialized medicine, and it was killed by opposition from congressional Republicans and many in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. It was Clinton's biggest political defeat.

Now Clinton is the third of the front-running Democratic White House hopefuls to formally unveil her plan, following Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, and former Sen. John Edwards.

Supporters defend Clinton by saying that she has already made parts of her proposals public, and she often speaks out publicly about her health care plans.

Clinton's Democratic rivals wasted no time in reminding voters of her timing.

"I commend Senator Clinton for her health care proposal," said Obama in a statement. "It's similar to the one I put forth last spring, though my universal health care plan would go further in reducing the punishing cost of health care than any other proposal that's been offered in this campaign."

Edwards, speaking Monday to the Laborers' International Union of North America in Chicago, Illinois, echoed Obama.

"I'm glad that, today, the architect of the 1993 plan has another care proposal -- and if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then I'm flattered," said Edwards, a former U.S. senator from North Carolina. "The lesson Senator Clinton seems to have learned from her experience with health care is, 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.' I learned a very different lesson from decades of fighting powerful interests -- you can never join 'em, you just have to beat 'em."

Edwards' proposal would cut off health care for the president, Congress and all political appointees in mid 2009, if a universal health care plan for all Americans has not been passed by then.

Clinton's Democratic rival, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, used her past attempts at health care reform in criticizing Clinton's proposal.

"The mismanagement of the effort in 1993 and 1994 has set back our ability to move toward universal health care immeasurably," Dodd said in a statement. "We've known what the problems have been for nearly 15 years and what the solutions could be. What's been missing is leadership that knows how to bring people together and get the job done."

Clinton also took hits from GOP presidential hopefuls, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose criticism sounded like a movie review.

"If you liked Michael Moore's 'Sicko,' you're going to love HillaryCare 2.0," said the Giuliani statement. "Senator Clinton's latest health scheme includes more government mandates, expensive federal subsidies and more big bureaucracy -- in short, a prescription for an increase in wait times, a decrease in patient care and tax hikes to pay for it all."

Another Republican White House hopeful, Mitt Romney, accused Clinton of taking "her inspiration from European bureaucracies."

"Instead we should take our inspiration from the American people," said the former Massachusetts governor. "Hers is a plan which I think underscores the fact that she fundamentally does not believe in markets and in the states. And I believe that our inspiration should come from American families."

Sunday, September 16, 2007

OJ Simpson

The man should be locked up forever. He escaped prison after killing 2 people 10 years ago....somehow. Now, he's arrested for armed robbery? The man is a crook, a criminal, and he clearly has issues that need to be dealt with. Lock him up and let him deal with those issues where he belongs....in jail.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

hny #22


Sports HNT! Happy day!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

BRITNEY BOMB



Wow. What can I say that hasn't been said already. I tuned in because I wanted to see if Brit could pull it off. I wasn't expecting the Brit from a few years back, but I certainly wasn't expecting what hit televisions across the world last night.

A chubby Britney wearing a bikini that should've been saved until after she had her rockin' stomach back, lip-synching poorly, 'dancing' to such bad choreography, looking like she was afraid to move her head to hard for fear of shaking out her terrible hair extensions.

She looked like a bad drag queen that you might see in small town America performing Britney Spears' new song. I was embarrassed, but I couldn't stop watching. It was like watching a train wreck, a sinking ship, or a career bombing in slow motion.

She needs to accept the fact that her hey-day has long since passed, and needs to move on or reinvent. We don't live in the era of teeny bopper bubble gum pop and boy bands anymore. And she shouldn't either after popping out two kids.

Britney....you should be ashamed of yourself.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

HNY #21


Happy HNT!