First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities – toilet paper.
Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the government says it will import 50m rolls to boost supplies.
That was little comfort to consumers struggling to find toilet paper on Wednesday.
Read more by Guardian.co.uk
In the past 30 months, Republican activists have been through a GOP wave in 2010, the protests over the guv’s collective bargaining changes and ensuing recall elections in 2011, another round of recalls the following year, and a presidential election.
State GOP Chair Brad Courtney acknowledges many of them are likely tired after that tumultuous ride. But he says they also know there’s another election around the corner.
“We’re not using 2013 to rest,” Courtney said in a new WisPolitics.com interview. “We’re getting ready for next year.”
Read more at WisPolitics.com
Imagine going to the doctor with the flu and paying $30 for the visit and $10 for the medicine with no further medical bill. Now imagine going to the doctor and finding out you have cancer. You have enough money in the bank to deal with such a medical emergency and whatever you can’t cover, the federal government will pick up. All citizens of the country in these scenarios have the same deal and the government only spends 4 percent of GDP on health care. Sound impossible? Welcome to Singapore.
Touting arguably the best health care system in the world and a per capita income higher than America, Singapore is the answer economists have no doubt been shouting at their televisions during every health care debate the last eight years. The Singapore health care system presents an ideal blend of left and right ideas on health care and still manages to be more free-market than U.S. health care has been since prior to the “New Deal.” Due to the creation of Medicare in 1965, the federal government has been spending more each year on health care; which has brought us to a current rate of 17 percent of GDP on health care.
Read more by Breeanne Howe at FreedomWorks
Anyone who held out hope that the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel would treat the Wisconsin budget process fairly had that hope dashed when they picked up the newspaper to find the headline “Is the GOP-run State Legislature at War with Milwaukee?” This biased editorial, disguised as a news article, tries to make the case that the Republican majority in Madison has a vendetta against Milwaukee. Nothing could be further from the truth. Does the parent who warns the toddler to stay away from the hot stove or who grounds the teenager because they keep making destructive decisions have a vendetta? Of course, the answer is no. It is called being a good parent. And much like a parent, Wisconsin is finally telling their irresponsible child that it is time to clean up their act.
Read more at GoForwardWi.com
Michele Bachmann explains White House’s willingness to take heat
–SNIP– Americans, she said, should be wondering whether Obamacare, which is to be enforced by the IRS, will target conservative voices opposed to President Obama with delays or denials of medical care.
Read more by Bob Unruh at WND.com
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5750 N. Bayshore Dr.
from 5:30pm to ??
Come on over and meet fellow Republicans!
The families of Navy SEALs killed in an August 2011 shoot-down of a helicopter in Afghanistan spoke at a press conference Thursday morning, citing a number of grievances, including an allegation that the Pentagon invited a Muslim cleric who “disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen.”
In addition to blasting the Obama administration for the mission and for an official investigation they deemed a cover-up, the families complained that “military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah.”
Read more by Jessica Chasmar at The Washington Times
–SNIP– In this case, the event is the dramatic change over the past two weeks in the “mainstream” media’s coverage of President Obama.
From reporters to opinion writers, from newspapers to television, after a mere four and a half years of economic fecklessness, foreign policy failure, unseemly narcissism, and a Nobel Prize for deeds to be named later, prominent liberal-leaning pundits and organizations may have finally realized that reality, if not journalistic ethics, demands a more clear-eyed look at the president they have been so deeply invested in.
Or maybe they’ve just noticed that their fawning and sycophancy has meant declining circulation and viewership.
Read more by Ross Kaminsky at The American Spectator
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
by Abraham Lincoln (R-IL), 16th President of the United States