THE STEVE YUHAS
When people began planning the
9-11 Memorial in NYC they said the memorial would be free and open to the
all changed on March 1 when, without notice, they began changing people $2 to
make a reservation and they justified it by saying they don’t get public money.
Not true – they’ve received almost $1B in public money for this memorial and
tax-exempt status from government. 9-11 happened to everybody, but some think
they own the event.
I’m sick of North Korea already.
We’ve been getting ‘breaking news’ from the Korean Peninsula for the last three
weeks and it’s all about the anniversary of the founder of N. Korea’s
celebration (he would be 101 if he was alive today), so
to celebrate Lil’ Kim’s grandfather, N. Korea will likely shoot a missile into
the Sea of Japan (or into Seoul, nobody knows). The
strangest thing is nobody’s seen Lil’ Kim Jong Un for two weeks – sparking
rumors of a coup – happy birthday grandfather.
worst part of the whole issue on the Korean Peninsula is the United States is
offering concessions to the North – after spending tens of millions of dollars
putting anti-missile technology in the
region. What message does this send our
allies? We’ll bargain with a dictator’s grandson – who hasn’t been seen in two
weeks – to make things easier? Who’s in charge of our foreign policy?
Speaking of terrible foreign
policy: Iran announced
today that it was well on its way to starting World War III – fantastic huh? While the world is focused on what is an
anemic threat on the other side of the world, Iran is speeding up production
and telling the world what it will do with its nuclear weapon.
Now to Margaret Thatcher: Baroness
Thatcher, the first and only female prime minister of Great Britain, died last
about a hundred people showed up the day her death was announced to celebrate
her passing (the majority of whom were not alive when she was in office
and those that were talked about how little they got from government after she
left office), it was not just in Britain where people showed their disdain for
still is the fact that the so-called “Thatcher Death Song” is number two on the
British charts for music (says a lot about British music doesn’t it – when
Adele’s not singing, they’re stuck with drivel).
Thatcher laughed at the prospect of being disliked –
she simply did not care – I think she’d probably find it rather entertaining
that people are taking to song to hate her.
In the United States: Democrats
in the Senate refused to allow a unanimous consent motion to continue to
declare the United States in mourning for the loss of the woman that
led Britain to a point of staying out of the Euro (they should be thanking her
for that alone) and who led her country to help Reagan tear down
favorite Thatcherisms are in the Sun in the UK, and the
funeral is Wednesday and will be complete with mindless protests (the good lady
would not care). By the way: the
U.S. House UNANIMOUSLY passed a resolution honoring Lady Thatcher – just
week we’ll get a peek (literally) at the 1,500 page ‘immigration reform’ bill that will be brought up in the Senate. Much like Obamacare – that came in at just
under 2,000 pages, Senators
will only have about a day to digest what Sen.
Rubio says is not amnesty (if you have to say it isn’t amnesty, it likely is).
Say it isn’t so Kathleen: Medicare
price hikes are going to hit what the president called the ‘most vulnerable’
recipients (the middle class). It’s
one thing for Obamacare not to be set up on time (it’s only going to be a year
late), but it’s quite another for EVERY
promise made by Obama and company about healthcare to be a lie (or wrong).
Speaking of the President: Michelle
and Barack released their tax returns and paid an effective federal tax rate of
18%. For all the talk the Obama’s (and people like them) give to paying
“their fair share” or “people like me” when talking about taxes, it’s amazing
that they pay among the lowest rate of income tax (lower than I pay!). The
ironic thing is they could have paid more, but they took EVERY deduction (including
charitable ones) they could. If they loved taxes so much, why not pay more? AND,
Obamacare will cost OBAMA less than it will cost me!
The Biden family released their
tax returns too and they continue to rent
a cottage on their Delaware property to the Secret Service (yes, we pay
to protect him and we pay to have agents live at his house, but he charges the
federal government for the space!) and they released their charitable giving:
1.8% (not kidding). The
Catholic from Delaware who gives speeches about what a great Catholic he is
to charity, again, than I do.
I had to wire my accountant my “fair share” of taxes
this year and it wasn’t pretty. I’m just glad I was able to do it after I was
put in a good mood with brunch. The Obamacare penalty that I will pay next
year, though, is MORE than the guy who loves that his name associated with it!
Boxer rarely does anything that I’m in favor of, but one of the things that she
is doing is introducing legislation that would allow Israel to enter the visa
program that would allow Israelis coming to visit the USA the ability to enter
without a visa in advance. People
are opposed because Israel keeps people that would do harm to their country out
and the British Guardian doesn’t like it. But, remember when Britain
kept out Michael Savage because they didn’t like what he said? I guess they
forgot. Same newspaper doing the reporting so I find it hard that they
long-term unemployed are now blaming their inability to get a job on the fact
that they are out of work. This is
almost as the states that are declaring
smoking a preexisting condition for insurance purposes under Obamacare
(you can’t charge people more that smoke, but you can charge people more who
earn more money and work harder – odd). I have a story about somebody that has
been unemployed for a long time and he just turned to disability – now he’s one
of the millions on the dole forever.
Just when you thought “celebrity”
couldn’t get any stranger: on Saturday, Justin
Bieber went to the Anne Frank house museum and wrote in the guest book that he
hopes that Frank would have been a fan (the kid is old enough to know
better – or isn’t he?), Hugh
Jackman was at the gym on Saturday and got a razor full of a woman’s “down
there” hair thrown at him (try to get a cop for a mugging and you’ll
never see one, but the cops tracked this gal down), and now…
Obama and his gay lover, Reggie, were shooting hoops at the White House and as they came together to block a shot, the
couple’s eyes met and they disappeared to the shed. Maybe it wasn’t as romantic as a George
Michael in the park kind of love-in, but it’s kind of odd.
Death and taxes – two inescapable
truths – but what about death, taxes, police training, and a lawsuit? Turns
out police in Niagara, New York are at the receiving end of a lawsuit because
their sons remains were used as a training exercise! Of all the dead
people to pick from, they chose somebody that was wanted.