Around the Block with Frank December 10th 2014

LFrank's corneriving in your own world……

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) told Politico that it was the bungled website and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act last fall that cost Democrats the majority and gave Republicans “ammunition to go after all of my candidates” — nothing else.

Said Reid: “We never recovered from the Obamacare rollout. I’m not going to beat up on Obama. The rollout didn’t go well. We never recovered from that.”

Asked about the lessons he drew from the losses, Reid paused for a second and said: “Have a better rollout of Obamacare.”

Nothing like a little anchor…….

“The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is stuck with $20.4 million in post-election debt, more than twice the debt owed by its Republican counterpart and a challenge for the party as it heads into the next cycle,” Politico reports.

The Washington Post says Rick Santorum is running for president again, even though he’s rarely mentioned with the other contenders.

Said Santorum: “America loves an underdog. We’re definitely the underdog in this race.”

“Where he had to build his operation from the ground up in 2012, Santorum now has a grass-roots operation called Patriot Voices, which boasts 150,000 activists across the country… Whether Santorum can raise the money he needs is another question. Foster Friess, the benefactor who ponied up $2.1 million to a pro-Santorum super PAC in 2012, says he would support him again. The former senator is sounding out other deep-pocketed donors, whom he declined to identify. He is retooling his message, hoping to appeal beyond his socially conservative base and reach blue-collar voters who are being left behind in the economy.”

Washington Post on Rick Perry

“Rick Perry is trying to show that he is not the Rick Perry you remember. Gone, it seems, is the blustery bravado, the empty rhetoric, the cowboy boots — and, yes, the ‘oops’ moments. This Perry comes across as studious, contemplative and humble. He said he is at peace with his 2012 presidential campaign, in which his shoot-first-aim-later approach proved catastrophic, but is hungry to redeem himself.”

“As Perry packs his belongings at the governor’s mansion after 14 years in office, he is undergoing exhaustive preparations to run again for president in 2016. He is striving to make a better second impression than his first one.”

GOP Cuts Spending Deal: Yes on Obama’s Amnesty (Thru At Least Feb. 27); No on Light Bulb Reg

CNSNews reports that the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has cut a deal with Senate Democrats on a government funding bill that will permit funding for the implementation of President Obama’s unilateral amnesty of as many as five million illegal aliens through at least Feb. 27, 2015.

By contrast, the bill also uses Congress’s power of the purse to prohibit the administration from moving forward with regulations that would effectively outlaw incandescent light bulbs.

Announcing the 2014 League of the South National Conference

The 2014 League of the South national conference will be held in the Alabama LS cultural center and headquarters in Wetumpka (Elmore County), Alabama, on 27-28 June (Friday-Saturday). The LS building is located at 12814 US Hwy. 231. This impressive venue was the site of the 2012 and 2013 LS national conferences. We look forward to once again showing off our newest League real estate. Please mark the dates on your calendar and plan to join us for a fun, informative, and inspiring weekend on our own beautiful property.

Man gets 33 months in prison after threatening to decapitate congresswoman

Threatening to decapitate a congresswoman has landed a former Hawaii resident in federal prison.

Aniruddha Sherbow, 44, was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison after threatening to “beat” and “decapitate” U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

The threats began in 2011 when Gabbard was a member of the Honolulu City Council and continued after her 2012 election to Congress, even though Sherbow in 2011 was ordered to stay way from Gabbard for three years.

The threats, which Sherbow communicated directly to Gabbard as well as to Hawaii Reporter and other media, escalated into 2013.

What else could be possibly said about this one:

A Houston, Texas, area woman is suing her neighbors after the plaintiff’s four dogs – three pit pulls and a pit bull mix – broke into the neighbor’s yard and killed their beagle.

Emerald White, the owner of the four dogs, is suing the Baker Family, owner of the deceased beagle, for $1 million, claiming that the beagle attacked White while she was trying to get her four dogs out of the yard.

“When I looked out the window, I saw my dog on her back, whimpering, and I saw two pit bulls attacking her,” Tiffany Baker told news sources.

Her dog eventually gave up the fight, walked over to the side of their home and died.

White’s dogs were not hurt, but her attorney says the beagle attacked White.

“The dog at that house attacked her, bit her, scratched her, injured her,” said White’s attorney Paul Houston Lavelle. “Her dogs attacked the beagle, when the dog started attacking her.”

Steve Baker believes his dog never went on the offense and that she was only trying to stay alive. He believes White sued them because she received 16 citations after the attack.

Source: khou.com

IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

Payments went to families that mistakenly claimed the tax credit or claimed the wrong amount, as well as taxpayers who committed fraud, according to an audit by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The once-championed way to help low-income working families is now facing problems with how it is ran. The 2009 economic stimulus package temporarily expanded the credit to more families that don’t make enough money to pay federal income tax. The expanded credit expires at the end of 2017.

 

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