and browse about a bit. Starting with this 'Oh crap!'
MOSCOW – Two blew themselves up Monday in twin attacks on Moscow subway stations jam-packed with rush-hour passengers, killing at least 37 people and wounding 65, officials said. They blamed the carnage on rebels from the Caucasus region.
Question that comes to mind: Will the Russian strikes be loud and public, or quiet and very, very nasty? Considering the past record, public AND very, very nasty is quite possible. And every security guy on the NYEffin'C subway system, if he's got a brain, got very, very worried.
It must be pointed out again and again: members of the NSDP, having voted to take over our health care and tax us to death with that as an excuse, want to keep people from talking about it:
Henry Waxman and House Democrats announced yesterday that they will haul these companies in for an April 21 hearing because their judgment “appears to conflict with independent analyses, which show that the new law will expand coverage and bring down costs.”
In other words, shoot the messenger. Black-letter financial accounting rules require that corporations immediately restate their earnings to reflect the present value of their long-term health liabilities, including a higher tax burden. Should these companies have played chicken with the Securities and Exchange Commission to avoid this politically inconvenient reality? Democrats don’t like what their bill is doing in the real world, so they now want to intimidate CEOs into keeping quiet.
On top of AT&T’s $1 billion, the writedown wave so far includes Deere & Co., $150 million; Caterpillar, $100 million; AK Steel, $31 million; 3M, $90 million; and Valero Energy, up to $20 million. Verizon has also warned its employees about its new higher health-care costs, and there will be many more in the coming days and weeks.
Tar, feathers, rail. And the occasional rope.
Oh, on all those new taxes,
IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman practically ran away when The Daily Caller asked him whether he prepares his own taxes. Millions of Americans struggling through complicated IRS forms in the weeks leading up to tax day — April 15 — might like to know.
So does Becerra prepare his own taxes?
“No. I have a tax preparer back home who’s been doing it for me for many years,” he told The Daily Caller. Becerra explains that his finances are more complex — and his tax filings fall under far greater scrutiny — than ordinary Americans who could figure out the forms if they tried.
How about the chairman of Ways & Means oversight subcommittee that asked for Shulman to testify Thursday?
“Oh no, no, no, no, no. I have an accountant that I’ve been using for years,” Rep. John Lewis said. He said he needs to head home this weekend to fill out paperwork for his accountant.
Yeah, all us ordinary Americans, have SIMPLE forms. Right? And they say "Ask the IRS for help." Which, among other things, proves this moron either hasn't every TRIED to get through to them, or doesn't care about the mess. Or the fact that if you take advice from the IRS that turns out to be wrong(happens a lot from what I've read) they take no responsibility for having given you bad information. Etc., etc.
So CNN estimates this as 'hundreds, maybe dozens' of people at the rally against Obamacare and big government... I wonder if they really don't understand why we don't trust them, or just don't care.
So, the National Socialist Democrats are in trouble, bad polls and all, so Pres. Obama makes a trip to talk to the troops in Afghanistan. Isn't that nice?
No, I don't trust him to have done it for reasons like encouraging the troops and such; after all the crap he's done it would take an awful damned lot to make me believe he gives a crap about the troops.
More later. Right now I've got a pile of laundry to take care of.