Thursday, April 02, 2009

News Updates, 4/2

USCCB: Notre Dame is 'extreme embarrassment'
Says university doesn't know 'what it means to be Catholic'

Obama nominee: Pregnant women are losers
Johnsen criticized for 'bizarre' defenses of abortion

Obama nominee: Sharia should be legal in US
Harold Koh wants US courts to apply 'world law'

Archbishop: Christianity may disappear from Iraq
750 Christians had been murdered over past five years

State Dept overlooks Iraq religious violations
US ignores 'especially dire' threats to minorities

Pope Benedict prays for John Paul saint move
But Karol Wojtyla 'not on list of upcoming cases'

Vatican orders apostolic visitation of Legionaries
Following disclosures of founder's sexual impropriety

Pro-Lifers: Reveal Sebelius' true abortion record
Confirmation hearings open for HHS Secretary nominee

Richard Dawkins says Pope is 'stupid'
Atheist media darling pokes Benedict over condom comment

Other Updates

Mortgage Insurance Woes Grow for Fannie, Freddie Imagine paying full premium for an insurance contract, and receiving only 60 percent on any claim you make — that’s the unsavory situation now being faced by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as a bevy of private-market lenders, on their mortgage insurance contracts with troubled mortgage insurer Triad Guaranty Inc....“This is regulated highway robbery,” said one senior banking executive...

Muslim-in-Chief Bows to Saudi King
[The video and picture will be in every Arab and Muslim and ME home by tonight. Usurping imbecile!]

Planned Economy or Planned Destruction?

Chicago Tribune 1934

Geithner's Gift To Pimco
Geithner's Heist America Plan is receiving words of self-serving praise from Pimco's Bill Gross. Indeed, Geithner’s Non-Recourse Gift Keeps on Giving to Bill Gross....

"Seen in this context, the payments made to AIG by the Fed and Treasury, which were then passed-through to dealers such as Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), can only be viewed as an illegal taking that must be reversed once the US Trustee for the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is in control of AIG’s operations..."
[Fraud on such a grand scale and encouraged by the government!]

UN chief says crisis could result in failed states
UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that failing to act to halt the global economic crisis could lead to widespread social unrest and failed states..."I fear worse to come -- a full-blown political crisis defined by growing social unrest, weakened governments and angry publics who have lost all faith in their leaders and their own future."

Doctors Are Opting Out of Medicare

Former AIG chief says bailout 'failed'
Former AIG CEO Maurice “Hank” Greenberg says the bailout has "failed" and he's proposing a 10-point alternative focused on saving, not breaking apart, the mega-insurer.

Social Security Stunner; Bankruptcy of Nation Moved Up Several Years

Return of Debtor's Prison?
Judge Must Release Woman Sentenced to Jail for Being Poor, ACLU Says in Court Papers

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Receive $46 Billion From Treasury
April 1 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Treasury injected $46 billion in emergency funds into government-controlled mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

Queen's IPOD Loaded with Obama [Teleprompter] Speeches
Uploaded onto the iPod: * Photos from the Queen's 2007 White House State Visit * Photos from the Queen's 2007 Jamestown, Va., Visit * Photos from the Queen's 2007 Richmond, Va., Visit * Video from the Queen's 1957 Jamestown Visit * Video from the Queen's 2007 Jamestown Visit * Video from the Queen's 2007 Richmond Visit * Photos from President Obama's Inauguration * Audio of then-state senator Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and * Audio of President Obama 2009 Inauguration Address
[This clown is one sick individual (I can't bring myself to calling him a "man") - I'll bet he's certifiably mental with NPD!]

A Split At Justice On D.C. Vote Bill
AG Holder Overrides Finding that bill is Unconstitutional

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