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Teddy “The Swimmer” wants to Change Student Loans

June 19, 2007“Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Ma.) announced proposed legislation that could change the student loan industry, one-upping a plan from President Bush and a proposal that the House Education and Labor Committee recently approved.Kennedy, chairman of the Health Education, Labor and Pensions committee, will propose raising the maximum cap on Pell grants, college scholarships that do not have to be repaid, from $4,050 this year to $6,300 in the 2011-12 academic year, an increase of 55 percent over current levels, according to Kennedy’s office. That’s 21 percent higher than the $5,200 the House committee voted for, and nearly 13 percent more than the president’s proposed $5,600 cap.

Kennedy’s increases would be implemented in stages, with a cap of $5,400 in 2008-09, $5,700 in 2009-10, and $6,000 in 2010-11. Kennedy plans to  introduce his legislation tomorrow (June 20th, 2007).

Raising the cap on student loans that the federal government covers could reduce the amount that now comes from major providers like Sallie Mae, Citigroup, or Bank of America, and a host of smaller student loan issuers.

The three proposals come in response to reports of payoffs and other inducements in the student loan industry, with lenders paying colleges to steer business their way.

Kennedy’s proposal also would bar lenders and loan guarantors from offering stock, prizes, travel, entertainment expenses, tuition repayment, or other inducements “for the purposes of securing benefits – including applications for loans,” according to a Reuter’s story today.

Under Kennedy’s proposal the U.S. Department of Education would develop a tuition-cost index and publish a “higher Education Price Increase Watch List” each year that would document which colleges and universities are outpacing the index in their increases.”

What this really means is he has found another way to increase our taxes!

RWD

June 20, 2007 Posted by | Democrat, Liberal Democrat, POLITICS, Senator, Ted Kennedy | Leave a comment

Is Congressman Jefferson Headed for Prison?

Congressman Will Jefferson, the Member of The U.S. House of Representatives who was found to be hiding $90,000.00 in neatly wrapped bundles in his home freezer is apparently headed to the “cooler” himself!

This has nothing to do with race, he is black, so what? The reason he is being tried and apparently will be convicted  is not because he was singled out as an African-American, it’s because he is facing a 16 count indictment for 1)racketeering, 2) money laundering 3) soliciting bribes 4) paying bribes 5) conspiracy 6) wire fraud 7) Violation of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and 8) obstruction of justice. In addition to the cold hard cash in his freezer, the Government has cooperating witnesses, one of whom confessed to his part in the bribery schemes and is serving his sentence.

He was involved in the corruption of his office from August 2000 to August 2005 when he was arrested. He prostituted his office and his position for personal gain. He betrayed those whom he was supposed to represent. He could, if prosecuted for and convicted of the aforementioned crimes, receive a maximum penalty of 235 years in prison.

Now, we all know he will not receive 235 years in prison, he is a Democratic Louisiana Congressmen who was in his 8th term in the House. He was on the powerful Ways and Means committee before he stepped down at the “request” of a very embarrassed Nancy pelosi, House Democratic Leader at  the time. I believe there is no doubt that he will benefit from his “friends in high places” when sentencing time comes around. He will get a softball sentence at some country club type prison and a much shorter term.

What must be remembered is that regardless of what is said, what is being fed to the public by the press, this man is being tried for HIS CRIMES not for any racial reasons. He allegedly did wrong and if found guilty, he has to pay.

RWD

June 18, 2007 Posted by | Congress, corruption, Democrat, House, pelosi, POLITICS | 3 Comments

Humor

A 2007 study by Clemson University found that the average American walks about 900 miles per year.

Another study by the American Beer Institute found that Americans drink an
average of 22 gallons of beer a year.

That means, on average, Americans get approximately 41 miles per gallon.
Not bad.

June 6, 2007 Posted by | Humor | Leave a comment

Elizabeth is THE Survivor!

Elizabeth Hasselbeck from “The View” should rejoice! Rosie O’Donnell, the self proclaimed “Fat, big mouthed lesbian” has stated that “she will probably never speak to Elizabeth ever again” after their onscreen blow-up.

That is an early Christmas present for Elizabeth! I can only wish that the obnoxious and Un-American O’Donnell would leave the public life for good keeping her warped opinions to herself and hole up with her lesbian lover back in the closet she crawled out from.

Then I read Rosie is coming to Chicago to join in the “True Colors” show at the Auditorium on June 12th. With ticket prices at $56 to $201, I think I would pass on those ducats. Infact, I think I would leave town for the day she  would show up. The show is a promo for gay/lesbian rights.

This poor excuse for an entertainer can add nothing that I would consider valuable to the show and is only there for those who want to come and gawk at her or those who believe her drivel such as “9/11 was an inside job” or “steel will not melt in a fire”!

Puleese!

RWD

June 1, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, Chicago, Entertainer, Illinois, Liberal Democrat, Rosie | 2 Comments

Do YOU believe in God?

Do you believe in God?  

NBC recently had a poll on this question. They had the highestNumber of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and thePercentage was the same as this:86% to keep the words, IN God We Trust and God in the Pledge of Allegiance14% against It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.This being true, I have a hard time understanding why there is suchA hullabaloo about having “In God We Trust” on our money and havingGod in the Pledge of Allegiance.Why is the world catering to this 14%?AMEN! 

RWD

March 30, 2007 Posted by | America | 1 Comment

Oh Oh, Obama

The credit for this article goes to Andy Martin and his site http://contrariancommentary.com . The article was copied as written on the site. I occaisionally stop by the site on my stroll around the Net looking for ideas. The content makes it worth your time to have a look once in awhile.


CHICAGO — If anyone else running for president locked his granny away and refused to allow her to be seen, would the media complain? You betcha !

But
America’s media have supinely allowed Barry Obama to pretend he has no white relatives. He has paraded his step-grandmother in
Kenya, who never saw him until the 1980s, as his “granny,” and locked the grandmother who actually raised him away in a closet.

Now, the Chicago Tribune reports “the Obama campaign declined to make [his white grandmother] available.”

Is she sick? Not apparently, Bedridden? Hospitalized? Not apparently. She is the “Prisoner of Obama,” and of Obama’s racist myth that he is “Black” and not “Black and White.”

What a disgrace.

And like whimpering puppies the media do not protest, complain or demand access.

Free Granny Madelyn Dunham [Obama]!Barack Obama is one of the most racist politicians in
America today. And we let him get away with it. We are afraid to confront Obama’s reality, so we pretend that reality is not there, even though it is staring us in the face. Anyone remember “Miss Lillian?” Or Barbara Bush? Or Bill Clinton’s mom, drinking, gambling card-playing gal that she was?

No one else but Obama could get away with pretending that his paternal grandfather’s second or third or fourth wife was his “granny” when she wasn’t.

Maybe that’s the core of the antipathy between grandson and grandmother. Maybe that’s why Obama’s white grandmother is locked in purdah. She is offended that Obambi shamelessly highlights his black relatives in Kenya and, equally shamelessly, pretends his white relatives in
Hawaii who actually raised him do not exist. It would hurt me.

No one could get away with pretending his white grandmother didn’t exist except a media witch doctor such as Obama.

            I have been attacking Obama for months because of his racist exclusion of his white relatives from the campaign trail. http://www.contrariancommentary.com/community/Home/tabid/36/mid/366/newsid366/59/Default.aspx 

We finally smoked out a picture of Obama’s sister in the Chicago Tribune. She had said she was his “adviser” but refused to be photographed. Did she plan to enter the White house with a paper sack over her head?

But the “segregation” of Madelyn Dunham, Obama’s white grandmother, and only real grandmother, has to be one of the cruelest and most mendacious political kidnappings this nation has ever seen.

Mrs. Dunham lives alone in the same apartment where she has lived for many years. Thus, it is reasonable to assume she is not incapacitated or an invalid.

Granny Dunham told the New York Times she was not well enough to speak, but in reality the Obama campaign maintains Stalinist “control” over potential interviewees. Obama’s minions tried to control access to Obama’s friend who was recently released from prison. Since he became a candidate for U.S. Senator, Obama has locked his white relative away in his racist closet.

Madelyn Dunham raised Barry Obama. It was probably her money that got him admitted to the prestigious
Punahou
School in
Hawaii and paid his fees. Her efforts were formative, perhaps even more so than those of Obama’s mother Ann, Madelyn’s daughter. And yet Madelyn is being hidden away.

All because she is white and Barry Obama is a “black” candidate for president.

What a lie. What hypocrisy. What cowardice. And this man wants to sit in the Oval Office?

Ironically, locking Madelyn away is going to hurt Obama more with African-Americans than with whites. Whites delight in drinking Obama’s Kool-Aid. Reason and reality will only gradually descend on them.

But blacks are a lot smarter than whites are when it comes to slights, because they have experienced racial slights all their lives. Blacks know who Obama is, and they know how he is trying to “pass” and ignore his past.

During the decade when crack devastated the African-American community it was the “Black Grannies” who were and are the backbone of the community. These grandmothers helped stabilize disintegrating families ravaged by drugs. Black grannies will not like the fact that their white counterpart is being treated badly by Obama.

Black and white grandmothers? My guess is they will stick together on this one. They will be offended by the way Obama is treating the woman who really raised him and was the stabilizing factor in his life, Madelyn Dunham.

I repeat: Free Granny Madelyn Dunham [Obama]! Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright, Andy Martin 2007.RWD

March 30, 2007 Posted by | 2008 Election, Democrat, Obama, POLITICS, Presidential Candidate, Senator | 7 Comments

GI Film Festival


During WWII …. it was main stream to honor our Protectors and Defenders at the cinema…openly and publicly without ridicule or shame.
 Now we need a Special  Event.

            http://www.gifilmfestival.com 

I was asked to post this information on my blog. We won’t be seeing it in the MSM.  We will only see the propaganda of Martin Sheen and Rosie whatever her name is…’9/11 was an Inside Job’ or maybe we can see the new one called “How Pelosi’s liberal anti-military Congress screwed our troops”!

The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is the first film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the American military through the medium of film.  The three-day festival will be held on May 26-28, 2007 , Memorial Day Weekend, in  Washington , DC , at the  Ronald Reagan International Trade Center .  The GIFF will present films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty.  Some of the films screened will be fan favorites.  Others will be screened for the first time.  All will in some way express the courage and selflessness of our fighting men and women and the value of their work.   

The GI Film Festival is open to filmmakers of every experience level, from first-timers to veteran directors and producers.  Prizes will be awarded to winners of three main categories: feature, documentary, and film shorts. 

In addition to presenting feature, documentary, and short film screenings, the GIFF will also present panel discussions, educational forums and special events, including:

Movie screenings by international and domestic filmmakers.   
Awards presentation featuring a special celebrity major motion picture screening.             

“War Stories” educational panel featuring untold personal stories of heroism from the front lines.  

 Posted as sent with a few minor changes.

RWD

March 28, 2007 Posted by | Congress, Military, pelosi, Terrorism | Leave a comment

Mainstream Media Breaks Bad on News

The following is courtesy of: http://www.fightmediabiascouric.org and was copied as written for your information and edification. 

 

The Good News is Good but the Bad News is All We Get

“Two media polls of the Iraqi people were released over the weekend and showed significant percentages now say life is better than it was under Hussein, despite the war and insurgent terrorism.

But if you got that news from the mainstream media on Monday, the spin you got was almost totally pessimistic.

It was “a sobering report…” with “fewer than half” saying things were better, asserted ABC’s Charles Gibson.

NBC anchor Brian Williams led with what he said were “the numbers of great importance to all Americans:” the numbers of Americans and Iraqis killed.

Couric stayed true to form opining that “… there is no end or victory in sight, thousands of Americans are dead.”

But the biggest giveaway that they were ignoring the positive came from Couric when she stressed the leftist line that Iraq was in a “civil war.” According to both polls, the folks who actually live there think not. Fifty-six percent of Iraqis in one and 61 percent in the other said their country was not in a civil war.”

My comments follow:

I believe that the mainstream media in this country is doing all they can to advance “The Hate Bush agenda” of The Democratic Party and demoralize our citizens at home and those fighting for The United States in Iraq. They continually dwell on the the bad and ignore the good. They stress un-truths and half-truths.

A person can find the real truth IF they know where to look. The Internet is a good place to start BUT the person who is searching for information must be selective and be able to filter out the lies and the fluff. This is not difficult once you find Websites that you determine are trustworthy. It’s funny, the truthful sites are often the most un-assuming and low key sites.

RWD

March 25, 2007 Posted by | Main Stream Media, Terrorism | Leave a comment

Sen. Durbin’s Hand is in YOUR POCKET!

Well, Senator Dick Durbin  (D-IL) does it again. He recently introduced legislation to allow CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THEIR CAMPAIGNS! Those funds are public monies, OUR monies, OUR tax monies. His unconscionable bill would set aside $2.9 Billion available for every election for candidates who can raise a specified level of “seed money”. There is also a bill floating around the House Of Representatives with a program somewhat similar to this I understand.

Durbin has the unmitigated gall to say it is too expensive to run a campaign these days. What if candidates who are members of the Communist Party, Klu Klux Clan etc raise the “seed money” and apply? Do we fund their anti-American attempt to enter the inner workings of our government to destroy us?

Durbin the “Most Liberal Member of The Senate”, (see another of my posts in this blog dated March 13, 2007) is not alone in this assanine endeavor to put his grubby little hands in the pockets of taxpayers. He is joined by Senator Arlen Spector (R-PA), who must have immediately rushed to sign on the bill as co-sponsor, who may be the “Most Liberal Republican Member of the Senate” after this stunt.

This cock-a-mamie legislation would also require radio and T.V stations to give candidates a discount of 20% on any campaign use within 60 days of an election. Is this not an attempt by the Senator to force price controls on private business?

I guess this is the way the Democrats said they were going to help themselves ,er I mean us, after the 2006 elections!

This is nothing but a usual Democrat TAX and SPEND proposal except the recipient of the monies in this case will be the politicians themselves. I want to use my money  to fund WHO I want not to fund someone I don’t want.

This is NUTZ. I would urge you to contact your Senators and Representatives to and tell them that if a bill that even smells like this goes through, they will need more than public funding next election, they will need to find a job in the real world as YOU will not vote for them.

 I also can’t help but wonder IF they pass legislation such as this, if it is legal. It sure smells like CONFLICT of INTEREST to me!

RWD

March 23, 2007 Posted by | Democrat, Durbin, Liberal Blog, Liberal Democrat, POLITICS, Senator | 1 Comment