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Using welfare for crack is OK, and don't dare touch funding for Planned Parenthood

Two different articles caught my eye recently, both regarding public funding of different entitlement programs. First, to do the unthinkable: make sure welfare recipients use their checks for necessities like food and not on stuff like crack. Apparently the ACLU and Florida Dems have a problem with that because they prefer those folks to have a way of financing their habit.

You’d think that  would be a relatively non-controversial proposal, but you’d be wrong since there are liberals involved.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday defended recent legislation that requires adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screenings, saying the law provides “personal accountability.”

“It’s not right for taxpayer money to be paying for somebody’s drug addiction,” Scott told CNN’s T.J. Holmes on Sunday. “On top of that, this is going to increase personal responsibility, personal accountability. We shouldn’t be subsidizing people’s addiction.”

But the ACLU of Florida, which has already filed suit against Scott over a measure requiring government employees to undergo random drug testing, disagrees, and may sue over the welfare law as well.

Carl Denninger at The Market Ticker blasts President Obama on hypocrisy

Originally seen at , this nugget of entertaining writing from covers a full spectrum of issues. Kinda long but worth reading the whole thing.

Our President Has Officially Gone Full Retard

With all due apologies to intellectually-challenged people - and is an unabashed liar besides.

For six months, we have witnessed an extraordinary change take place in the Middle East and North Africa. Square by square; town by town; country by country; the people have risen up to demand their basic human rights.

That includes rights like peaceful enjoyment of one's home - the 4th Amendment, pretty much, either in form or substance, right?  ?

1 out of 5 ObamaCare waivers granted to organizations in Pelosi's district

Remember those that exempted organizations from the new health care laws?  Remember when Nancy Pelosi said that we have to ?

Well, I think she found out what was in it, and so did a number of businesses in her district. They didn't like what they found.  has this article stating that roughly 20% of the exemptions have been given to businesses in Pelosi's district.

Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.

That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved.

Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.

Who needs parents when you have Massachusetts' Maria

Wow, the things that states will spend money on these days is astounding. Not just in amount, but content. I ran across this at  and had to check it out for myself.

Even in tough economic times, Taxachusetts manages to suck in mountains of money. An example of what David Axelrot-packaged Obama prototype Governor Coupe DeVal Patrick has been spending the loot on is a website entitled , devoted to facilitating sexual promiscuity among teens and tweens.

So what kind of stuff is Maria talking about?  here's a sample, all written in teenspeak so they can easily understand:

What is an abortion?

An abortion is when the contents of the womb (uterus) are removed, so that the uterus goes back to how it was before a woman got pregnant. Abortions can happen naturally (sometimes referred to as a spontaneous abortion or miscarriage) or can be done with medications or surgery.

Hmm, no mention of a baby anywhere in there. You'd think there would be discussion of the fact that a life is being ended in this operation. But that wouldn't be in line with the warm fuzzy feeling "Maria" exudes on this site.

Can I get an abortion in Massachusetts if I’m under 18?

Compact fluorescent lights are green, until they kill you

Mercury is a pretty cool metal; liquid at room temperature and super heavy. When I was a kid, I used to keep some in a vial just because it was neat. Back then, I didn't know it was toxic.

I knew that CFL's contain mercury as a component. What I didn't know is that they may vapors, which can increase the likelihood of cancer. Yay!

If you break a CFL, here's some recommended steps for cleaning up this green light source, courtesy of :

Boise rainwater impacted by Japanese nuke plant fallout? Highest radioactivity in the country.

Not sure what this is all about. Officials have no explanation either. And here I was thinking the coastal cities would be hardest hit. Awesome. D Oh

, EPA, April 2, 2011:

Elevated levels of radioactive material in rainwater have been expected as a result of the nuclear incident after the events in Japan since radiation is known to travel in the atmosphere – precipitation data collected by EPA in the states of California, Idaho and Minnesota have seen elevated levels of radiation in recent precipitation events.

In all cases these are levels above the normal background levels historically reported in these areas. While short-term elevations such as these do not raise public health concerns – and the levels seen in rainwater are expected to be relatively short in duration – the U.S. EPA has taken steps to increase the level of monitoring of precipitation, drinking water, and other potential exposure routes to continue to verify that. …

Read the EPA report .

Boise, Idaho rainwater 3/22/2011:

Health & Human Services hides records from Congressional Investigators

I wonder what it is they are afraid of the investigators finding out? :

The federal agency that has secretly granted hundreds of Obamacare is refusing to provide congressional investigators with crucial data to eliminate waste and fraud in government disability programs.

Each year the government doles out billions of dollars in benefits and a chunk of the money goes to unscrupulous people who become employed while fraudulently collecting federal disability checks. To root out the corruption, lawmakers say the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of congress, needs records from the Health and Human Services Department.

The data the GAO is seeking would help congressional investigators match the names of people getting disability payments against a list of newly hired workers since its illegal for healthy, employed people to collect disability on top of a paycheck. The Health Department maintains the database but refuses to make the information available, even though it could save the government large sums of money.

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