Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pat Robertson advises elderly woman: Reverse mortgage is 'good deal' to help pay '700 Club' dues

[Warning - the headline is a little misleading - Robertson's advice isn't all wrong. - Bozo]

David Edwards
27 Jan 2015 at 13:01 ET                  
TV preacher Pat Robertson on Tuesday advised a senior citizen who was a paying member of his 700 Club teleministry that a reverse mortgage was a "good deal" if she was having trouble making ends meet.
"I have been a 700 Club partner for many years," a woman named Maria explained in an email. "I am 67 years old and still working because retirement money does not cover our basic expenses."
"I was thinking about a reverse mortgage but have my doubts," Maria wrote. "What do you think?"
Robertson pointed out that a reverse mortgage prevented the bank from taking "your house away from you as long as you are alive and living."
"You don't have to pay it off, but somebody has to pay it off, namely the United States taxpayer," Robertson continued. "So, it's not a good deal for the taxpayers, but for most people it's a pretty good deal."
The televangelist recommended that Maria speak to a financial adviser, but added that, "it could be a good deal for you."
Becoming a 700 Club partner starts at $240 a year for a basic membership. A Chairman's Circle membership runs $10,000 a year.

Ha ha ha ha ha! I mean, Ha ha ha ha ha hee hee. Whoo! Ha ha ha ha.

[After setting a record for the most filibusters of any Senate ever, the 2014 Senate gets filibustered ONCE and cries. It doesn't get any better than this. - Bozo]

Mitch McConnell Begs Senate Democrats To Stop Filibustering Keystone XL

By: Jason Easley
Tuesday, January, 27th, 2015, 1:08 pm   
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to Democrats successfully filibustering the Keystone XL bill by practically begging Democrats to allow the bill to move forward.
In remarks on the Senate floor today, McConnell responded to the successful Democratic filibuster:
    The Keystone jobs bill is a bipartisan infrastructure project the American people deserve.
    So the vote last night to filibuster was disappointing.
    The Keystone jobs bill has been considered and reported out by the Energy Committee…
    It's been subject to weeks of open debate.
    Senators on both sides have been able to offer and vote on amendments - two dozen and counting.
    Our Democratic friends have had more amendments considered on this bill than Republicans - more amendments than all of last year combined.
    And just a few days ago, we offered our friends the opportunity to have even more of their amendments voted on. Unfortunately, Democrats rejected that offer.
    I'm asking them to reconsider.
    Join us. Work with the bill managers, Senators Murkowski and Cantwell, to get your amendments processed. And let's make progress for the American people.
What McConnell left out of his woe is me remarks was why Democrats are so angry. Mitch McConnell tried to go back on his word with an attempt to abruptly end debate on the Keystone XL. Sen. McConnell has been trying to strong-arm the DOA pipeline bill through the Senate. Senate Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durban explained why Democrats are angry, "The authors of the amendment were denied 60 seconds to even explain their amendments. It didn't leave a very good taste in the mouth of many Democrats, not even those who were supporting the Keystone Canadian pipeline."
The obstructor has become the obstructed. The fast start that McConnell promised during the 2014 campaign has evaporated as he has been pinned down by Senate Democrats on one end and President Obama on the other. The Keystone XL debate is about more than a certain to vetoed pipeline authorization bill. The deeper meaning of the debate is that Democrats are showing that they won't be pushed around while for Republicans Keystone XL was supposed to be a symbol of their newly won power.
As the weeks go by, the Keystone XL debate has morphed into a sign that Republicans still can't govern as they are wasting weeks on legislation that will never become law. The argument that Democrats have become the obstructionists holding back progress won't play well in a 2016 Senate election landscape that is tilted towards Democrats. McConnell's comments are increasing sounding like blame shifting and are the biggest sign yet that Democrats are winning the legislative struggle over Keystone XL.

Re-Post of an OBG (Ma Bush)

Re-post of an OBG (Michael Moore)

Keeping it real.

On the trail to your house

We are all born atheists

The Guiding Principles of the Christian Right 9 (warning - it ain't pretty)

Knowing more about religious leaders explains more about the priorities of the religion

Gun control - still more reminders that the only way we're going to stop gun violence is to reduce the number of guns.

Gun control - because too many assholes own guns

Gun control - because evidence repeatedly points to the fact that more guns means more shootings (DUH!)

Universal heaqlth care - not a new idea even in the U.S.

I really, REALLY like Bernie Sanders' political views. But if he runs for President as an Independent, against Hillary, he could put a Republican back in the white house. Just sayin'.

Republican minds - not fully functioning

You can't explain that - unless you're smarter than a first grader.

A recurring theme - America's media is letting us down

Republican logic - it's more emotional than intellectual

Obama's star continues to shine brightly.

Cuomo the DINO (Democrat In Name Only)

It is a worthy dream

As the economy improves...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Re-post of an OBG (Let's adopt the shortcut)

Re-post of an OBG (Maybe giving all of our freedom over to the Patriot Act wasn't a good idea.)

So far, God has stayed out of this one.

My personal relationship

Passing the religion test

It's indoctrination for control

When a Pope be honest, he say dis...

Shooting report - keeping it fresh in your mind - this is how the guns are being used.

Gun control - because this is how the guns are being handled.

We KNOW where it went, Elizabeth - into the pockets of the 1%.

The disconnect in the conservative brain is difficult to fathom.

Pardon me, Republican voter, but I do think you are confused.

Reuther understood our economic system better than many.

Great analogy

Dick Cheney - I just can't let it go.

Every life matters

Well, not me - I'm retired - I get to see them all

Support ourn troops #2