Wednesday, December 17, 2014

All The News That Fits, I Print (Miscellany)

*From an A.P. report-
                President Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1.1 trillion dollar, House-passed spending bill that has roiled his Democratic Party, judging it an imperfect bill that he says stems from “the divided government that the American people voted for.”
Of course, if it contained everything he wanted, it would have been a perfect bill.

*From a report in the New York Times-
                The median net worth of white households was about 10 times that of black households in 2007. In 2013 it was about 13 times greater. In absolute terms black household net worth  was $19,200 in 2007. It was $11,000 in 2013, a reduction of 43%.  The median income of minority households fell 9 percent from 2010 to 2013, compared to 1 percent for whites.
                While all U.S. households have lower assets, the decrease has been more significant among minority households.
                How is that hope and change working for you minorities?

*Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist who told groups in 2012 and 2013 that “the stupidity of the American voter” and a “lack of transparency”  were vital to passing the Affordable Health Care Act, commonly known as ‘Obamacare’, testified before congress this past Tuesday. He now claims his earlier remarks were glib and “inexcusably arrogant.”
                So that’s what we have to call the truth now, “inexcusably arrogant?” It seems to me that phrase better describes the political-correctness pushers and the President himself.

*From an article in the Minneapolis Star & Tribune-
                Washington County (Minnesota) has turned down several requests from atheists to preside over civil marriage ceremonies, predictably irritating some atheists.
                “If you don’t want to believe in a higher power, that’s great, no problem,” County Attorney Pete Orput said Friday. “But (the atheists) argument is that being an atheist is a creed. I argue that a creed is a belief in something and their view is somewhat of a nihilist’s. You can’t call that a religion. Belief in nothing is not a religion.”
                On June 19, Nicolas W. Meurett of Hudson, Wisconsin, registered (in an attempt to be granted permission) to  preside over civil ceremonies in Washington County with a “certificate of ordination” from “the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.” He considers the Spaghetti Monster church group to be “intelligent satire” and said that he and his son joined it last year in reaction to U.S. school districts that teach creationism.
                The man considers “the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” intelligent satire…of intelligent design.
                Look around you. Look at the human body. The design is intelligent, even if not all of us are.


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