Another prediction coming true — the GOP really does not want to repeal Obamacare, they want to replace it with “free health care” for their blue hair donors. The young and healthy (Dem voters) will pay for the old and sick (GOP voters), with the feds setting the rules, just like Obamacare. Now Rovian dupe Richard Burr has made all the necessary moves with his “plan” which can only be described as Medicare Part E. Nationwide GOP operatives are lining up behind the Burr plan (sic) in advance of the November elections, the sole goal being taking control of the senate. Medicare Part E will be a big part of that effort — and anyone who supports it cannot be considered a conservative.
As of this writing, stocks are challenging all-time highs across almost every category and sector. Corporate bonds and junk bonds are inexplicably racing higher as well. I have no idea why, because Treasurys are also going up. So is gold, so is silver. So are Greek and Italian stocks. Everything is awesome!
Now when do we get smacked in the head with a 2×4? You know, for old times’ sake.
A federal jury awarded more than $2.3 million Thursday afternoon to the family of a Toccoa pastor shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy.
Jonathan Ayers, 28, was shot Sept. 1, 2009, in the parking lot of a Toccoa convenience store after inadvertently stepping into an undercover drug investigation. Ayers was the minister at Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Lavonia at the time of his death.
In December 2009, a grand jury decided the shooting was justified. Then in March 2010, Ayers’ widow, Abigail Ayers, filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging excessive use of deadly force, assault, battery and false arrest against Deputy Billy Shane Harrison.
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Such a weird story — and uncommon common sense displayed by authorities for not charging the 19-yo guy with kidnapping or statutory rape in running off with his 16-yo lover. Let’s see how things play out over the next few weeks.
Now, Austin’s chief of police has weighed in, telling the public they should be glad his officers aren’t treating people even worse.
“This person absolutely took something that was as simple as ‘Austin Police – Stop!’ and decided to do everything you see on that video,” Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a press conference Friday, according to Austin NPR station 90.5 KUT. “And quite frankly she wasn’t charged with resisting. She’s lucky I wasn’t the arresting officer, because I wouldn’t have been as generous. … In other cities there’s cops who are actually committing sexual assaults on duty, so I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas,” Acevedo said.
I’m still blown away by the fact that failing to identify yourself is a crime in Austin. Now we have a statement coming from the Austin Police Chief which basically boils down to “Thank God my officers didn’t molest you. We wouldn’t want that to happen now would we?”