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Senate Reaches Deal to Avert Government Shutdown

The Senate passed a spending deal Monday night to head off a threatened government shutdown over the handling of disaster aid, Senate officials said. The measure passed in a bipartisan vote of 79 to 12.

The apparent breakthrough came after the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated it had enough money to squeak through the end of the fiscal year Friday night, eliminating one of the main points of partisan contention: whether to offset a quick infusion of funds to the agency with cuts elsewhere as House Republicans had insisted. Democrats in both the House and Senate had resisted that approach.

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  • Insurgent

    Washington DC is America’s haven for liars, whores, and thieves.

    • Frank

      You are being way to kind to Washington. And why disparage thieves, liars and whores?

      • Conservative Not Republican

        I agree, comparing Washington DC to thieves, liars and whores is just really insulting to thieves, liars and whores everywhere….taint nice!!

      • Betty

        Whores in Washington D.C.???? Please answer this question for me..Does Obama know this? Is this why ole lady Obama kicked Obama out of her bedroom? Now I am getting the picture…… Betty

        • Windrinker

          Isn’t there a “man whore” in Washington!

          • G

            Yea! Barney Frank

          • Mr. Right

            Let’s be fair. Ohbuttme claims homosexuality is only something he “experimented with in college”. Of course he still retains membership in his Chicago’s “men’s club”.

        • Debra

          I don’t think the whore of the white house kicked her whore master out of the bedroom because she is now 2 months pregnate or did nobody know this ! I guess they think if they have a new baby it will garner them some sympathy and get the bastard re-elected ” but I hope the American people are smarter than that but I won’t hold my breath !!!!

          • AlaskanWolf

            She is ???? Who’s the Father ??

        • Fran

          Now this is a piece of gossip I had not heard. How I missed this one I just don’t know. Too bad she didn’t just kick him out of the house. However, back to the point at hand, I am sooooo disappointed that the Senate just didn’t close down government. That would save us soooooo much money and all they are is a bunch of paper pushers anyway. Give me a good ole farm boy who knows how to shovel manure. God knows we need a bunch of those.

        • http://CowboyByte Linda

          How do you know she kicked him out of their bedroom? Are you a fly on the wall?

          • Mr. Right

            Is she really pregnant? I didn’t think Janet Napalitano had it in him!

    • dave

      Insurgent,you left out the Sodomites also.

    • Gary

      You insult liars, thieves and whores.
      All Washington politicians should serve two terms. One in office and one in jail.

    • Tired American

      You are so right, they are a bunch of liars, whores and thieves. What’s new? DC’s been like that ever since Nixon in the 70s and even earlier. Guess what? The corrupt Obama Administration and corrupt pro-Obama groups like ACORN and its new front groups plan to steal the 2012 elections. I got a notice from Judicial Watch saying that “Right now, the integrity of the 2012 elections is under assault by the Obama administration and corrupt pro-Obama groups like ACORN and its new front groups!” Judicial Watch is an independent organization that investigates corruption in government. Judcial Watch needs Americans’ support to “mount additional resources to block the corrupt Obama political machine from stealing the 2012 elections.” They “hold corrupt Republican and Democratic politicians accountable under the law.” I encourage you to visit and learn more about them at Thomas Fitton is the President and they’re located at: 425 Third Street SW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20024, Tel: (202) 646-5172; FAX: (202) 646-5199; email: Go to my new and improved, updated website: Also, please PRAY, as well as ACT, that these corrupt politicians, including Obama and Hillarious Clinton and anyone else, will lose the 2012 elections. PRAY HARD that Judicial Watch will succeed in blocking “the corrupt Obama political machine from stealing the 2012 elections.”

    • John Kramer

      Ever hear of a town called gypsies, tramps and thieves?

  • Clod McGoo

    If Congress would defund, Planed Parenthood, National Endowment of the Arts, get out of the UN and quit sending foreign aid money to all the countries who hate us we would not have to worry about the government shutting down. I wrote an open letter to the “chief” (you know who that is). Here it is:
    To the “Chief” (From Psalm 109)
    Because you have persecuted US we have became a reproach to the whole world: They have looked upon US and shake their heads. You have rewarded US with evil instead of good and hated US. You are a wicked man and Satan stands at your right hand. Psalm 109 continues to say that you shall be judged and condemned to a point where even your prayer will become sin. “Let your days be few; and let another take your office. Let your children be fatherless, and your wife a widow. Let your children be continually vagabonds, and beg.”
    However, there is good news for you. There are four things God wants you to know:
    1) You need to be saved. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” John 3:3 Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Romans 6:23a “For the wages of sin is death–”
    2) You cannot save yourself. Titus 3:5 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy he saved us–” Ephesians 2:8,9 “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
    3) God has provided for your salvation. John 3:16,17 “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 10:28 “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” John 11:25 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”
    4) You must receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Acts 16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved.” John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”
    The Lord Jesus Christ was the only perfect sacrifice for sin because He had no sin of His own. When He died, He paid your penalty for your sin. He loves you and He wants you to be one of His children. If you would, right now, just bow your head and in your own words, tell God that you want to be saved from the penalty of your sin and you want His free gift of eternal life.
    I did that when I was eight years old, (68 years ago) and He saved me, gave me eternal life and has led me ever since. He said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
    In addition to the above scripture verses let me suggest that you read the first three chapters of John and the first chapter of Romans. The first three chapters of John describe who God is and what He has done for us. The first chapter of Romans describes what mankind has done and what God thinks of us.

    • Ray Mason


    • http://cowboybyte Alice

      Clod……Amen, Amen and Amen!!!

    • A thinker

      Where’s the like button….
      I like

    • Nightlyonewolf

      I will “Amen” to that as well. Well said Clod McGoo. Well said!

    • Lil Nemo

      Don’t forget the Departments of Energy and Education as well as the Environmental Protection Agency. The Department of Energy was created to reduce our dependance of foreign oil – they have failed miserable. The Department of Education was formed to raise the education levels – again, they have failed miserably. The Environmental Protection Agency – well you know how that has gone.

      • Greg

        Very wise, but why aren’t our leaders making these easy cuts?

        • Robert Kepka

          Well I have a Question to all of you. Do you think the decisions being made are the result of stupidity or do you think the decisions are planned to look like stupidity with the intent to destroy our nation?

          • Susan McBride

            You’ve hit the nail on it’s head!!

          • Windrinker

            These are entities that have helped to undermine this country!

          • GEO

            With the intent to destroy our nation, which is happening on a daily basis. Why are the republicans acting like democrats? I’m waiting for Boehner, Cantor, & McConnell to be replaced as ineffective leaders. I’m not holding my breath, tho! Of the 87 freshman elected in 2010, all that voted FOR the debt increase – have betrayed “We the People”. As for the R’s & D’s always talking about preventing a government shutdown – it would only be a SLOWDOWN, then maybe (?) something positive would be the result? Also, I don’t like the R Chairmen deciding who the candidates will be, from Reince Priebus to the chairman of the smallest county.

          • http://tiscali johnny h

            Trying to be balanced, I think that, when a decsion is made to set up a new Program, the `Crats then make a department which has to justify the expenses.
            So, they make legislation which, when passed, takes it out of the reach of citzens, so that the Program itself is regularky refinanced til it has bigger bureaucracy, more employees and trillions of pages of Regulations…some which contradict earluer tomes!
            Then the`crats ensure it GROWS like Topsy, til it gets so big that closing it woulkd cause more chaos than leaving it in place.
            THAT is why our Leaders leave Programs alone!

          • Lcd


          • Paul R.

            I thin you are on to something. Obama is doing exactly what his puppet master, George Soros, wanted. Why did he wait to tell us his “jobs” plan? Georgie must have been unavailable to tell him what to say. That teleprompter probably has the speech written by Soros.

          • guest

            HA HA HA have you noticed that Michelle O ? has been looking made-up and smiling????. She has a make-up artist and I heard she is going to have a spot in a popular TV show. I forgot which one. :-( Amazing what a little politics can do.. A face lift is coming???? Maybe and maybe Obama’s ears will be flattened??? WOW movie- star-land is another thing the taxpayers are funding. Idiot political movie-star first ladies. Pregnant is she?? By whom. when, why and where?? Amazing how DC has changed for the worse after the new public servants in the White House and how no relatives of Obama have been there. EVER. Hidden in the wilds of Kenyan tribes are many who KNOW Onama was born there. WOW a tribe of imposters in the White House. NO wonder there was a near earthquake. A piece of work by the Tea Party ??? HA HA OK doncha luv it all??? Better than another soap opera.

            DC comedy show isn’t funny, so unite and remove Obama etal.


        • Larry

          Money, Fat union thugs, congressional lobbyists…. the list goes on and on and on…

        • Bill

          If Obama is as smart as he claims to be, these moves are all calculated to destroy our government. If not, then Obama is the most incompetent man to ever inhablt the White House.

          • R Mauldin

            You are right on target Bill.

          • Stanley

            Pres. F. D. R. said,” In the political world, there are no accidents, If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

            Hitler, ” What good fortune for governments, their citizens do not think. ”

            Tolerance is the last refuge for cowards who lack the courage to defend their own interests! I find this offensive!!!!!


        The Department of Education was formed to raise “indoctrination” within our school system; so now parents have to turn to ‘Home Schooling” to “educate’ their children into American patriots and teach them their heritage of American history. Honor, God, and Country

        USAF (RET)

    • Bill Lee

      Solid wisdom.

    • Donald R. Calder

      You make an excellent argument. May we all pray that it might be heard in the White House.

    • Roselee

      Amen and Amen well said and I agree. May God richly bless you in your boldness and that is what we learn in all the years of our walk. Mine also. Praise God we know that nothing is missed in His eyes and we are on the Winning Side no matter what comes our way! Just wrote another encouraging poem for the book with that title.
      In His love your long walking sister eternally in Jesus our Lord.

      • http://yahoo Luca Brasi

        There is a time for “Bible Thumpin” and a time for Action ! The time for spoutin’ scriptures has long since passed ! These people are trying to tear down our Constituton ,our Country , our way of life, and our Freedoms ! Fine …Play Billy Graham all you want , but while youre doin’ that , get out and VOTE these people OUT of our Government and DONT replace them with the same kind of TRASH that now occupies the White House and OUR Congress ! ! Gimmie a “AMEN” on THAT !

        • slapjack

          Kick ass Luca and you have my vote. If they can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

        • Windrinker

          You have got mine!

          “Bible thumpin” has a place, but not here.
          Those who practice their religion quietly, in their everyday lives, are to be admired! They don’t feel that they have to shout to the rooftops that they are “religious.” The ones that do all the “shouting” many times are the worst offenders of God’s word.
          Those that wear religion as “a badge of selfrighteous indignation,” should be ignored.

          • LCD

            Actualy, wearing it abroad is like approaching Vampires with Holy Water, garlic and a Crucifix or Cross. Evidence that the individual thinks and prays that his beliefs will protect him from Evil in its various of forms.

        • Ruth Bacon

          How about both “Bible Thumpin” as you call it, AND Action, such as getting out the conservative vote? Now I would call that REAL Action.
          BTW – The time for quoting scripture will never pass.

        • Fran


        • LCD

          Cannot be said better!

        • Ron Boss Sr

          Let me tell you Luca Brasi,
          You sound like a well meaning conservative and with good intentions but The God that Billy Graham deals with is not some one to “play” as you put it and you should get your priorities in place…
          .If you Think for one minute that the Republicans, Tea Parties, of which I am a part of, or any other conservative or liberal organization can take the place of the Power of God in this nation, then you are just wailing at the moon. God is in Charge of this world and He is letting things fall into His plan for us…..So Get off you conservative High horse and remember no matter how much you and I think that Conservatism is the answer to the Obama Curse and the democratic demons that follow him around for the crumbs from His table are leading us into domination by the most evil Ideology ever put on America, “Islamist Radicalism”…… You can’t fight it with clever words, but with BIBLE THUMPING Men of God who will call this world into remembreance who God is What He did for Us, and how he was the Guiding light in the Founding of our country….SO how dare you tell us Bible Thumpers and Men with the Credibility like Billy Grham. It won’t be vey much longer till we Will be losing that “Breath of fresh Gospel Air back to Heaven and the world will be without his wonderful example…..Leave Billy Graham and the Bible Believers out of your ranting……Other wise keep up all else you may be doing to get Obama out of Power. I’ll let you in on a little secret……….Jesus is the answer, whether you like it or not…..I”ll be praying for you as you sound like a pretty good person other than your understanding of God’ Word……….

    • Sid

      Amen and Amen again! The Lord will either use this present situation to turn the hearts of the people of this nation to Him, calling out to Him for restoration, or He has had enough of the stinch coming out of this nation and is in the process of destroying us. The nation has banished the Lord from public places and He is allowing us to see what life is like without Him!

    • Michael

      Either you have much faith, or you really believe that the President read’s these comments. But, on the other hand, it is good reading, and I appreciate it, thanks for the enlightenment, Lord Bless you. With all this whining there is in DC over not having enough money, you would think that the Prez and all his sidekicks along with congress, and senate, they would have enough heads up there to have the foresight to see this coming, and head it off at the pass without all this hupplla. I guess the drama will never end in Washinton DC. If only the jokers we have in DC was smart enough to realize that when we start running a deficit, and we have a 9.0 plus americans counted in the books that is out of work, that means we have that much less in taxes coming in order to take care of the Bills we have in DC,duhh, but we don’t, they just keep spending, spending, and spending, like we have an never ending cash flow machine that has come out of heaven. Obama, and all the clowns in DC will just have get tutored to learn Math then maybe the will understand that america is not working therefore america has no money, and since that is the case, stop thinking about ways to keep spending, and start finding ways to get america back to work, or if it is to hard for you to do that, theen just move over and let someone who does know how to get the economy working again, that’s the bottom line.

      • Ron

        Michael, Obama’s agenda is to destroy this country and he is progressing well.

    • http://ConservativeByte Tom Wiegand

      Don’t forget the 12 billion to the Saul Lowenski , spelling incorrect]groups written into the budget

    • Jems

      To Clod McGoo; AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!!!!

    • Fenian

      Still clinging pathetically to guns, Jesus and stupidity I see…..OMG….can’t even spell planned right. It is true that not all conservatives are stupid people, but all stupid people are conservatives. Insurgent and pals can’t see beyond their own back yard. The reality is that that the US is an empire in decline, it can end the empire like Britain did more or less peacefully, or go out in a blaze of glory, all guns firing…but then the neo-conservatives are not known for caring about anyone else. The reason the world doesn’t like americans is because of that american sense of entitlement that the rest of the planet owes them. Rugged individualism is not a bad thing, but it has to also have a compassionate component where the people can look beyond the wants of the individual and work to the greater good of the country. Americans are not country first, they are individual first and who cares about the country. That is why every other developed country has health care and citizens don’t have to bankrupt themselves when they get sick.

      • Debra

        No they bankrupt the country with their healtcare and come knoking on the American tax payers door to get bailed out !!! If you hate this country so much why don’t you get the hell out and don’t let the door hit you in the ass as for clinging to my gun’s and bible dammed straight I will cling it is my consitutional right and I will exercise that right to no ends as for you and your liberial mindset and friends kiss my red white and blue American ass !!!!

        • linda

          You ROCK Debra!!!!!

      • http://wildblue C Derr

        Fenion is the typical liberal progressive socialist, marxist, communist anti constituition and enemy of the American way of life. We already have health care in this country. There are literally thousands of folks go to the doctors and hospitals daily and never pay a dime. We the people pay for it through higher taxes that pay for all the welfare checks that generations of families have lived on for years. These same people have 6 or 7 children and expect the public to support them from the cradle to the grave. The conservative people of this country expect people to be responsible and accountable for their actions. Conservatives are not the stupid ones here. We do not mind lending a helping hand to anyone for we all make mistakes in life. However, if one keeps doing the same thing the same way and expects different results, who is the stupid one here? The one thing that we conservatives have figured out is that you just cannot fix stupid.


          C Derr, everything you said is true; in fact, when New York City went bankrupt, the city borrowed $300 thousand dollars from my pension system because the Welfare Department didn’t have enough money to send their parasites our taxpayers’ money. And you are absolutely right about these parasites pumping out babies at our expense.

          Like you said; I don’t mind helping someone who is indeed in need of financial help, but only up to a point. Like Abraham Lincoln once said; “You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

          USAF (RET)

      • Windrinker

        Fenian, you are wrong…. Not all Conservatives are stupid! But, I can’t say that about all the radical progressives (democrats.) They are promoting their own demise, and are stupidly unaware of the consequences!

        Americans should be very proud of their heritage and the fact that they are the most caring people in the world.! They are the first to arrive on the scene, and donate to disasters in foreign countries. We give more “aid” to other countries than the rest of the world, combined! When in war, unlike other countries, we take no trophies, confiscate no land or resources, and help to rebuild….most of the time much better than any country had before… We build schools, send doctors, and teachers abroad. In fact, this country wastes it National Treasure, helping and rebuilding other countries, hoping to teach them to feed themselves and be productive. This includes countries that have nothing to offer us, but are only a drain on our resources.

        America is a Christian Nation, and its religions teach “love” rather than “hate!” Of course, you as a progressive, would not find that of value.

        You are right about one thing….many Americans are consumed by their daily lives and have been derelict in protecting their country from
        America-hating radicals like you and your kind!


          Windrinker, very well said. In some of my letters, I end with; “Our sovereign nation has been seduced by evil forces because Americans left their country unguarded.”

          May the wisdom and the force of God be with you.

          USAF (RET)

      • Ron

        Yes Fenian, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) or Soviet Union is a classic Socialist experiment. They also had free health care. Today, there are many old widows and ex-veterans begging for food and money on the streets of Ukraine. A system that was bankrupted as our own system is being bankrupted. We are headed in the same direction.

      • Ron Boss Sr

        Hey Fenian,
        Wake up and smell the roses. Look around you and in Europe and the MidEast and South Amercia can you find a more caring, loving compassionate Country in this world than us, and that’s because it was founded on Principles on God Word…………There is not a calamity in the world that has happened in the last many years that America hasn’t been on the forfront with the Red Cross, Loans ourtright grants and help in their times of didaster……. When is the last time you saw a Saudi Arabian Fire crew here haleping us, not during Katrina or any of the Tornadoes in Miss, Ala, the Texas fire or have we asked them for help, We do it willingly out of compassion…………Go find another street to preach your stupid message against America and while you are at just go to to another country……..

    • Bugger

      Although they are becoming taken rapidly, there are still a number of appropriate street corners in New York City for you to deliver your message. Make a placard. Do it in style. Wear a white robe and sandals. If you haven’t already, grow a long white beard. Jesus will thank you.

      • Windrinker


      • Clod McGoo

        To Bugger—I have a white beard and my platform is the internet. I am able to get out the Bible message of salvation by grace without works to more people in the internet than by any other method.

        • elladene

          ….. praise God, u r touching some hot wires too! Keep up the good work. Those progressive liberal r afraid of God. They know He is the one who will be the victor in the end. The reason they know this is because they are the opposite of who God is and it is not God’s love. Their works r evil and their goal is to see the U.S. to fall. Obama is putting all kinds of tax-payers monies into a train project. First they r gathering up workers from all over and sending them to Las Angelos for training and then to the all places they r going to build trains. I bet we will be running those trains just like China does, by telephones! China just had a huge train crash from miscommunications and don’t you know these poor people had no choice than to have to ride these trains, cause they probably were not allowed to get vehicles. Why is this a better system for US, the land of the free to have? Some of you liberals, answer this for me. You all r going to be shocked when all the higher ups get what they want and then you all, like N. Pelosi, H. Reid, B. Franks, (pudding face), Chuck Schumer, and the list goes on, are dropped like a hot potatoe, cause they are no longer needed for their accomplishments. It’s be a very sad day. There will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth. It’ll be a day of darkness and will neve
          r end.

    • shannon853

      time congress by a vote of each state are made state employees and salaries and bvenifits set by their state. two terms max for life and they can not go from house to senate or the other way. two terms in government for LIFE! socuial security for even past members of congress. all bills must go to supreme court for a ruling if constitutional or not BEFORE they can be signed into law! NO MORE CAREER POLITICAL CROOKS!

      • elladene

        Well and the saying is that Social Security is broke, but is it not a weird thing that none of the workers in the SS office has lost their jobs, if anything they r still hiring Administrative Law Judges. SS is broke when it comes to the retiring people, but no cuts are being made in the workers. We are paying into SS to pay all the workers and the judges! Maybe it is a ponzi scheme?? The taxpayers are paying in to create jobs for the office workers and judges and doctors and boards and etc and etc, but the regular paying people, it’s broke!

      • Ron Boss Sr

        Shannon853…….Keep up the good work but don’t send the bills from the senate or the house to the U.S. Supreme Court for confirmation as they have no understanding of the Cosstituion and most of them on the left have never read it much less know what it means…………+

    • Mary

      And God’s people said “WOW”!!!

  • marlin

    its time to take his check book away and never give it back!!!!!!!!!!! we have heard so many lies what to think or know? we need to find people to stand up to this idiot NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I STILL KNOW THAT HE HAS NO RIGHT TO BE IN THIS OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • A thinker

      I feel the same way. He may be the anti Christ.

    • Insurgent

      The price America continues to pay for the Muslims selling slaves to the southern plantation owners is astronomical.

      • Lil Nemo

        Just a quick point – slavery has been (and still is) a way of life for centuries. I am not condoning it but facing reality. As someone said to me a long time ago: the only difference between a whore and a workman is that the whore is selling her body and the workman is selling his/her brain and/or skills. At least the slave has his needs cared for where the servant/workman is responsible for those needs.

        • Cape Esperance

          Given this choice, I pick whore/workman each time: I’d rather be free to decide what needs I chose to meet, than have a slave owner tell me what needs he thinks I need to have met.

        • Ruth Bacon

          So what is your point, exactly? That we should all be slaves so someone (like the government) will take care of us? The difference between a workman and a whore is that one is likely “a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly discerning the word of God,” and likely a conservative who believes that he should earn a living with his brain or skills according to God’s word. A whore, on the other hand, sins daily against her God, and either cares nothing about God, or lives a miserable, guilt-ridden life. Of course, if she gets too old for her “trade” or contracts disease, she can petition “nanny government” for a hand out of the taxpayers’ money.

          • LCD

            Not all whores are female!

      • gaius

        You moron yankees also kept slaves in the distant past. Presently, aside from government agencies, the south dose not have union control. With the exception of a few large cities, where people live like rats.

        • LCD

          So did some Indian tribes, note the current upset about the Freedmen of the Cherokee.

      • elladene

        I heard a preacher preach on TV, a protestant (pentecostal) to preach to his audience from a Koran and he read the verse to them where that the Islam were to cut off the heads of the Jews and the Christians. If any of you have read the Koran, please correct this if he was wrong, cause the U.S. is sure inviting a lot of them into the U.S. and allowing them to build their mosques here and this would be so wrong for them to build on the capital of the U.S. close to where the Twin Towers sat. I know they hate Jews and Americans and well, this preacher was holding a Koran and reading directly from it. Please inform us ignorant conservatives christians this is not correct. If all true christian conservatives don’t get out and vote come 2012, I think you all need to join the liberals. We’ve gotta come out of the closet and I believe we are and this is scaring the heck out of the liberals and friends of Obama. I just read in a local paper yesterday where they were calling the Republicans activists and this is not the first time I’ve saw this, so christians, tea partiers, let’s bond and have unity with the republicans and vote these radical liberals out. The democrats are not what they use to be a long time ago, they have changed and I feel they do not want what’s really best for the U.S. This is just from the observations of how things are now happening and the president we now have.
        Maybe the Muslims are selling the christians and Jews for slaves.

    • slingshot2

      You’re absolutely correct.
      Now, if the Tea Party GOP Candidate Herman Cain catches fire and wins the Republican primary next summer—–we’ll finally see the 1st non-politician in the White House since Eisenhower—-because the Dem’s race card will go up in smoke and the US voters will finally have an opportunity to elect a “true small business sector leader” we can all trust to drastically cut the size and role of the federal government.
      Meanwhile, I can’t wait to see Cain “calmly demolish Obama’s flim-flam” with clarity.

    • Windrinker

      Washington, the Feds, should “never have been allowed” to collect taxes or to spend money! The politicians are always too distracted by stealing the “people’s money, getting paid off by lobbyist, and getting kickbacks from countries and big businesses,” instead of doing their jobs. The States should be sovereign and government should be local. It is much easier to control state and local governments than it is to control a, “one size fits all,” government. The States should be the ones to decide how much money they give the government, instead of the other way around.. The Feds should get out of our everyday lives and tend to their Constitutional duties, that of securing our borders and protecting us from enemies…foreign and within.

      • LCD

        It is allowed in the Constitution, unfortunately they did not make it necessary to balance the budget.

        • Windrinker

          It is debated whether the government actually has the power to collect taxes, “on the labor of individuals.” I am inclined to believe that they do not.. That is why there are people who, legitimately, become “tax protesters,” and never have to pay taxes.. The government, of course, makes it as difficult as possible..

          Anyway, the statement I made was that, “The Feds should never have been allowed to collect taxes and spend the money.” Americans didn’t always have to pay income tax… When the Federal government initially started taxing people, the rate was at 1%! The politicians said that it would never go over 3%!

    • Bill

      None -the-less he is there. Work on getting people to VOTE against him in 2012. Screaming at people on this blog will get you exactly nowhere!

  • Jarod

    We’re threatened with a government shutdown on a pretty regular basis. It has shutdown before and to the man on the street, not much changed. We need new blood in the Senate that will hopefully give them the ability to grow a new set of cojones. The last thing that “We, the people” need or want is bipartisan behavior. What we want & desperately need is representatives in Washington that care more about saving the country than about their careers. We need people there who have enough spine to stand up and hold the line against more spending. Especially when it’s less spending seems to only be popular & desirable OUTSIDE the beltway.

    Maybe that’s asking too much from men who were raised in a feministic, politically correct world.

    • Robert Young

      Jarod, there are men and women out here who have fire in their belly and Love Our Country and will work for it to Stand in Freedom. If we are not under Martial Law and do have elections in 2012, there are people running for President, Senators, and Representatives that, if elected in majority numbers, will lead the United States back to strict Constitutional Government.

      • jeffman

        I fear you may be right with your thoughts about martial law. But can you imagine the civil war that would break out if he did that? I would be in line with all my family and neighbors to get rid of this tyrant!

        • elladene

          us to

        • Windrinker

          Today, the Governor of North Carolina stated that she wanted the 2012 elections to be SUSPENDED! This is just the beginning, and the radicals are “testing the waters,” to see what the reaction will be!

          I have constantly warned that there may never be a 2012 election! The muslim will do anything to stay in power! He will never let himself be “voted” out of office! There may very well be Marshal law declared and the elections suspended. Americans must immediately react with great anger at the statement made by this Governor.

    • Bugger

      “The last thing that “We, the people” need or want is bipartisan behavior. ”

      Ah Jarod, might you mean that the last thing we want is “partisan” behavior? You see, “bipartisan” behavior means behavior that both parties participate in. “Partisan” behavior is when a party acts only according to its own interest, without cooperation with the other party. Others here should also take note.

    • LCD

      Here now! I know how to balance my budget and I am not male, don’t make it sexist.

  • Jacqueline L

    WELL, congratulations to the US government for getting one thing write since 2009! FEMA is the one government department that serves a real and urgent need throughout the country. Although it could use a revamping from within.
    No single state can deal with catastophic floods or storms that decimate huge parts of that state, and most likely others. Assisting tax payers who have lost everything through no fault of their own is one way I do not mind paying taxes for. As to other departments like the bloated IRS and Dept of Education. “Super Committee ” feel free to cut them down or out. That goes for financial aide to places like Pakistan,Somolia, Argentina etc. Throwing our money at our enemies does NOT make them like us. The “people” never get any of it anyway.

    • GW

      FEMA is just another overfunded government agency. I seen not one dime of help from FEMA nor did any of my family after hurricane Andrew. I lost my home and all my possessions and the only help I received was from the Salvation Army. We gladly took care of ourselves. My daughter who did not live with us and was working in a job with another girl, both making the same money and both having an apartment and both applying to FEMA for help. My daughter got not one dime from FEMA while the other girl, a minority, got money and rent subsidies. FEMA is just another racist organization.

      • Windrinker

        Google, Fema Camps!

        Fema is not there to dish out money…well, sometimes there is a little help, but that would be only to states that vote with, and support “the regime!” States with Republican governers, are less likely to even be on FEMA’s map.

      • elladene

        It’s probably a branch off ACCORN! There is one branch broke off ACCORN named “Arkansas Community Organizers”, who r wanting to check all our schools here for “TOXIC POISIONING”. This is the way the paper put it in the paper, in quotes, so it would panic some of these new parents and the older ones who has g/kids in schools. Let me tell you, there are really old people living here who attended these schools and are not dead yet. My husband and I r pretty old and we also attended these school. I figure they will be given Fed. monies and then they’ll in return give some of it back to Obama as campaign money. That’s the way Solyndra did, or that is what’s being reported on news.

    • Ruth Bacon

      Why couldn’t individual states take care of their own during catastrophes, when they would have help from neighboring states, charities such as Salvation Army, and have been able to keep all that money within the state that now goes to the federal government to pay bureaucrats to help inefficiently handle what is left?

  • jim

    If only I could be president for only 2 years.

  • hawknest

    congress is a human waste pit!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FreddieT

    Clod Mcgoo, Well Stated. Remember the immortal words of Ronald Reagan “If we ever forget that we are one nation UNDER GOD, then we will be a nation GONE UNDER”

  • Richard Kahn

    Reagan tries this in the 80s (gov’t shutdown).

    What if the gov’t shut down and nobody noticed?

  • Clinging to My Religion and My Guns

    Why is it that every”deal” these fiscal nymphomaniacs make is a”SPENDING DEAL?” They all need to be hung out to dry. Get the broom out and start sweeping in 2012!


    Who is the head bean counter at FEMA??? Did we not miss something here? What other agencies have a stash oh cash hidden away that runs in the billions???? How deep is this Rabbit hole?

    • marg1

      Is anyone in Washington, D.C. asking the questions you pose? Let’s see a show of hands, please.

  • marg1

    Whoever is responsible for the “lost” FEMA money should be fired. What incompetence…


    could it be that FEMA is now another mode by which obama funnels money to his cronies? They just pretend they need money and more flows there to use to re-elect the man without a transcript.

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  • Robert Young

    May God Bless America. Only with His blessing shall we survive as a Nation.

  • nancy

    My husband says every single person in washington who voted to enlarge the debt should be put in jail and not get out until the debt is completely cleaned up. I agree…

  • Jim

    Here’s an idea…

    Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that may squander or selfishly misappropriate their ‘stimulus’ money, use the following plan.

    You can call it the…”Patriotic Retirement Plan:”

    There are about 40 Million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece, severance for early retirement! With the following Stipulations:

    1) They MUST Retire! Forty million job openings…Unemployment Fixed!

    2) They Must buy a new American made Car. Forty million cars ordered…Auto Industry fixed!

    3) They MUST either buy a house, or pay off their mortgage…Housing Crisis fixed!

    It can’t get any easier than that!!

    P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes!!

    OBTW…if all you Representatives and Senators in DC would just change the law and force yourselves to retire on Social Security and Medicare, I’ll bet both programs would be fixed, pronto!

    If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know!

    • Ken A

      Where in God’s name are you going to come up with 400 trillion dollars? That is even worse overspending than Obama and the Demoncrats are doing now. It would also cause some incredible inflation!

  • Gordon

    I have one question my friends….How many of you have written even once to your
    Senators or Congressmen in this past year. About things you see happening to our
    nation? I write short emails, 2 or 3 per month. Don’t be afraid to tell them you
    vote and will be voting in November 2012.

    • Bill Lee

      I send emails to key people plus my reps at least twice a month, maybe more. Don’t have the money to do the fax thing.

      • Lori

        Your right! I write to mine also and also to the Presidential Candidates.

    • Clod McGoo

      Gordon—Thank’s for asking. I write on a regular basis and SOMETIME get a response. But keep going and keep asking. God bless.

  • felton williamson

    Disaster aid? Is this a new program to correct the damage done by the Obama agenda. Cartoon exposes Obama agenda, click on

  • George Moore

    We will never get out this mess as long as we keep voting the same people back in office. Wake up people, we need new faces. They can’t be any worse than the ones we have in office.

    • Dragonlady

      Exactly, vote them out.

  • Greg

    I hear this all the time and it is not wrong. But please tell me how I get Pelosi and Reed out of office.

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    • Bill

      Their constituents in their respective states can VOTE them out of office. As far as their positions in the Congres are concerned, they are elected by their fellow congressmen and women

  • Greg

    Why do we need FEMA? We have a National Guard to help states restore order and bring in emergency supplies. A LOAN program for local government’s damaged infrastructure repairs is all we need to do.

    • Bill

      Greg, go back to sleep. This is all way over your head.


    Right on Insurgent! Keep calling them as you see them!

    I say shut down the government to force them to make some “REAL” cuts the the government spending. However, Boehner is so weak or he will lose his pet project projects where he receives his “kick-backs” from keep him from insisting that major spending cuts be made. Remember the 2011 budget and raising the debt limit Boehner caved in on both ever wonder why! America must get rid of these weak, corrupt “professional” politicians, then institute term limits, eliminate the lobbyist and special interest groups after these “OUR” American government might really represent Americans and not just the corrupt politicians.

  • Dragonlady

    What kind of gov’t do we have here? This is insanity, passing bills every so many weeks to keep the gov’t open. Folks, this sort of insanity has to stop. We need to get on good fiscal ground. Shut it down. Revamp, cut cut cut to the bone.
    Time for all the freebies to end.

    • Lori

      Yes, and here we are almost in 2012 and they are still fighting to get a budget for 2011. Come on they should have been already working on the 2012 budget…….glad they don’t take care of my personal finances……….

  • Rocky

    King Obama: He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by his wounds we are healed. Isiah 53 – 700 years BC Mohammed and moon god Allah didn’t form until 600 years AD. This country was formed under the King James version of the Holy Bible and not a Muslim moon god and Sharia Law. Also Marxism had nothing to do with our founding fathers and we have a very much distaste for kings and their decrees.


    Clod McGoo you are so correct except the A– HOLE-in-CHARGE is a MUSLIM! That has NO RESPECT the bible!

    Right on Miss Dragonlady!

    Americans “WE” need to keep talking the debt issue up to all other Americans and rally other them to vote these corrupt politicians out for good! They are stealing from “US”, OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRAND CHILDREN!

  • Patrick McDonald

    I used to work for Uncel Sam and I have seen this “shell game” before. It’s no big surprise that all of a sudden FEMA “indicated it had enough money to squeak through the end of the fiscal year Friday night” Since FEMA is an Agency under the Department of Homeland Security, enough funds were probably funneled from another Agency, also under Homeland Security. The dirty little secret that most do not know; if an Agency or Department has excess funds at the end of the fiscal year, they have to spend it, even if it’s on un-needed equipment or services. If an Agency or Department tries to return those funds back to Congress, they get penalized on their next years funding. This emergency appears to me to have been contrived to make the Republicans look bad. They proposed cuts to fund the continuing resolution and dug in their heels, which was unexpected by the Senate Democrats so they had to back down. Nicely played Republicans, nicely played.

  • Bob Marshall

    take time to visit while you still can. uranium/children before you dismiss Washington as the new Babylon look at the organizations located there. The ones necessary for a one world government as of which Clinton, both Bush’s and Obama spoke. Christians know about the Obelisk and Baal. The Washington is one of the largest in the world. Just something to think about. Washington could care less about us. We are at war but with a power greater than our government. uranium Why has our government lied to us so many times and continue to do so?

  • FLChristyB

    …to offset a quick infusion of funds to the agency with cuts elsewhere as House Republicans had insisted. Democrats in both the House and Senate said that approach would set a bad precedent.

    Yes, God forbid they make cuts to other departments, then the American people would see that cuts COULD be made without the world falling apart, and the democrats could no longer call the Republicans ‘mean spirited’ whenever they want to make cuts to any of the dozens of wasteful, unconstitutional, bureaucracies!

    2012 can not come soon enough. I pray to God every day that we install enough honest, conservative men and women in Congress to start the process of ‘truly’ cutting back the size and scope of government, and give the power back to the people, where it belongs.

  • Rocky

    House of Representatives : President Obama has demonstrated contempt for the Constitution of the United States and resorts to rule by decree,not the Law. He is recognized by citizens as a danger to the republic and liberties and a serious threat to our national security. 12 questions need to be addressed(and more) that pertain to high crimes and misdemeanors. It is time for the House to step up to its responsibility under the Constitution and launch an investigation of impeachment, to present its findings to the Congress and the nation.

    • Bill

      You have to convince your representative in the House. They have complete power over the Impeachment process. The Senate would try any such impeachment and could reccommend removal from office, if found guilty.

  • Marvin McCardle

    Some of the things said here I agree with. Get us out of the U.N. Go to flat tax and eliminate the IRS, open up our own oil drilling and build new refineries so as to not fund OPEC, FEMA is a crock, we saw what they can do with hurricane Katrina, get rid of through voting all present members of congress and elect every day people who will repeal all the perks congress gets. Go to term limits and get rid of lobbyists with swollen pockets to pay off elected officials. I am sure more can be done, but this would be a good start.

  • Richard Kahn

    Ronald Reagan (conservative?) tried that (shutting down the gov’t) in the mid 80s. He (conservative?) threatened to shut down if the debt ceiling were not raised to $6 trillion. You know where the debt ceiling is now.

    We asked then – and we are asking now – what if the gov’t were shut down and no one noticed?

  • Richard Kahn

    Ronald Reagan (conservative?) tried that (shutting down the gov’t) in the mid 80s. He (conservative?) threatened to shut down if the debt ceiling were not raised to $6 trillion. You know where the debt ceiling is now.
    We asked then – and we are asking now – what if the gov’t were shut down and no one noticed?


    Worth your time!

    Guess our
    national leaders didn’t expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the
    father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in
    Littleton , Colorado , was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s
    subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special
    session of Congress was painfully truthful.
    > They were not prepared for what he was to
    say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every
    teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every
    so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are
    powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent
    this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of
    the transcript:

    “> Since the dawn of creation there has been both good
    & evil
    in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the
    seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and
    the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died
    must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

    > “The first recorded act of
    violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain
    was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club
    Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could
    only be found in Cain’s heart.

    > “In the days that followed
    the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be
    pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a
    hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA
    – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death.
    Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they
    had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest

    > I am here today to declare that
    Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be
    forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here
    in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the
    accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my
    feelings best. >
    Your laws ignore our deepest needs,

    > Your words are empty air.

    > You’ve stripped away our heritage,

    > You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
    > Now gunshots fill our classrooms,

    > And precious children die.

    > You seek for answers everywhere,

    > And ask the question “Why?”

    > You regulate restrictive laws,

    > Through legislative creed.

    > And yet you fail to
    > That God is what we

    ” >
    Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and
    spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create
    a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc.
    Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for
    most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological
    seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation?
    We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred
    and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs —
    politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They
    immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away
    our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws.
    Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of
    gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre.
    The real villain lies within our own hearts. > “As my son Craig lay under that table in the
    school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did
    not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that
    right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to
    realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought
    back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be
    in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for
    legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To
    those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a
    sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your

    > own heart before casting the first
    stone! > My daughter’s death will not be
    in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to

    > Do what the media did not – – let the nation
    hear this man’s speech. Please send this out to everyone you can. God Bless

  • MalikTous

    The government’s been getting it totally wrong since 1993. Time for a Retcon – including forcing BP and Exxon to collect their damn spilled oil and GTFO of our nation.

  • auhunter

    Can anyone explain to me why the House took a month off, casme back to work for three weeks and then had to take another week off. They’re not in school anymore. They are supposed to be part of the workforce to get our country straightened out.

  • Richard Vandervort

    What’s sad here is each time this administration cries for more money and we still see the Republican party selling our citizen down the tubes
    Responsible spending is no option within Washington and they think we should just get use to this fact.
    Obama and company just spend senselessly on failed policies and keep giving more and more money to other countries while our citizens here face more foreclosures and more unemployment.
    The last time the Republican party gave Obama his Supper Congress which was a violation of your Constitutional rights to representation and if not it shows we didn’t need to be paying the 38 states worth of congressmen from the start.
    When the Republican party said this was the best deal we could get is when we should have been demanding their recall and firing them all for dereliction of duty.
    On the Democratic side we should have been recalling all of them for the violations against our Constitution and firing all of them too.
    If you know your going to get screw wouldn’t it be nice to know and love the one doing it to you?

  • Richard Vandervort

    Sex is something you want from your Mate not your Government!
    Are we tired enough yet of governmental sexual attack on your pockets?

  • Adrian Vance

    This is only a measure of how bankrupt we really are.

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  • off plum

    Ron Paul can defeat Obama…. according to Harris poll…..

    • Bill

      Then Harris is off his rocker! Ron Paul is a Libertarian. He does hot believe in government, This is his third and last run. He is retiring at the end of this term.

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  • Gray Beard

    I’ve written perhaps too much already, but one more point. THERE IS NO COMPANY OR BANK THAT IS TOO LARGE/BIG/HUGE TO FAIL! Let’s get this one simple fact in our minds, first, then other things make some sense.

    General Motors was NOT TO BIG TO FAIL! General Motors did not have to be bailed out by the Government. This was nothing more than a Union, Democrat/Progressive Party decision to launder money and pay we share-holders nothing for our stock. If memory serves me correctly, I recieved about 29% of the actual total value of the stock from the Government. This was simply a “RIP-OFF” of the Share-Holders of General Motors, to profit the Unions and Democrat Party.

    A basic lesson in economics, which our President does not understand…the pieces of General Motors are/were worth more than the whole of General Motors and, if the pieces would have been sold off in Bankruptcy, or just sold off to save the company, we, the Shareholders, would have made a profit on our investment in the common stock of the company. The pieces are most always worth more than the whole!


    Please, let’s elect a new President who understands and knows how to spell the word, “ECONOMICS!” NO COMPANY IS TOO BIG NOT TO FAIL. I have never heard such garbage in my life. NO MORE “BAIL-OUTS!” READ MY LIPS!

    • Windrinker

      I agree! These bailouts funnel money directly into the democratic party!

  • The Big Dog

    Libertarians need to get over their disdain for Christianity — we are not going anywhere and you can not defeat the disaster of modern liberalism without us.

  • azwayne

    Senators are beyond corrupt, why do we accept ??? They need removed, what have you done??? Not an ounce of common sense and honesty. NO INCUMBENTS, but until then we can’t afford this abortion to continue.

  • Gary

    Nothing will ever change unless we vote the free spending bastards who do all of this OUT.

  • Paul R.

    Wimps! That bunch of RINOs must go.

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  • Stanley

    You all sound like a bunch of tongue wagging nuts!

    The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing! You people sound like you’re in that ball park.

    America is a bunch of religious cowards, that expect someone else to do it all for them, including God!

    Always before God and the world, the strongest has the right to exert their will! The Americans are weak! That’s why the Arabs, thugs and Mexicans will win this struggle!!!!!

  • zac

    The greatest trick the Devil pulled off was that he didnt exist. . .

  • Larry

    How can these people run a country when from the top down so much money is wasted in every branch of the Government . The Military throws brand new desk’s over the side of ships in order to get more money for the next year. The Welfare Dept recruits people to give money to even if the people do not need it. All Department waste more paper / Printers . Printer Supply’s / Every Department throws out perfectly good items so they will get an increase of money for the next quarter or the next year even if they don’t need it and this is prevalent in every area of our Government run Departments and the Department heads are the worst of all. Even the people We the People elect as our representatives waste so much and for the same reason’s as the rest of the Government. They want more money each year even though they only require half of what they did receive the last year so all areas of our Government are the worst of all wasters anywhere in the world.

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