THE STEVE YUHAS
Easter is being celebrated
everywhere around the world (unless you consider that though Google
marks Muslim holidays it failed to mark Easter and opted instead for Cesar
Chavez). During Pope Francis’ first Easter Urbi
et Orbi message he told the world to ‘change hatred to love’ and had
other lofty goals. This followed the pontiff’s break with tradition by washing
the feet of prisoners, including women and Muslims, in the days leading
up to the holiest day on the Christian calendar.
The Obama’s attended Easter
Services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington. Looks like Obama found
his new racist, leftist preacher to replace Rev. Jeremiah Wright as the
preacher from St.
John’s railed against what he called ‘captains of the religious right’
– even saying that the religious right want ‘blacks
in the back of the bus’ and women in the kitchen. You’ve got to wonder about the judgment of
our president’s religious picks (they’re almost as bad as his Cabinet picks).
Since today is all about the
Christian belief that Jesus rose from the dead after being executed, it’s
important to point out the story of a professor in Florida who asked students
to write the name Jesus on a piece of paper and stomp on it.
The professor is on administrative leave after national media picked up the
story. Why is he teaching and what would have happened if Allah was on
the paper instead of Jesus?
Watching the first
family head to church today brings up the question of travel expenses: just
yesterday there were reports being filed about Obama’s
kids being on a ski vacation in Colorado (Spring Break II?); this came right
after returning from the Bahamas. Now we see they flew back to D.C. to
spend Easter with their parents and they’re heading out on another vacation
this week. How much of our tax dollars do we owe these kids and their family?
And let’s not forget
about the Biden family (who could never afford the myriad of vacations he’s
been on the last few years if he had to pay for them), but
he’s on his third since the beginning of the year! How about we force
public servants to pay for their own vacations? Biden’s third vacation comes
right after we learned the obscene
costs of sending him to Paris and London.
You may not remember
the Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan, but he’s still on trial for killing and
wounding troops in the name of Allah. Legislation
making its way through Congress would give the Purple Heart to those killed or
wounded that day – DoD says not to do it. Why? You won’t believe it.
As we head into April
a lot of people are thinking about what they are going to owe Uncle Sam (and
Jerry Brown) – I know I am – and turns out Mark
Zuckerberg is going to think about it too – much more than me, but to the tune
of $1 BILLION! Being in the bracket where government takes HALF of what
you earn is insane – sadly, too many of us find ourselves there and there are
millions getting ‘refunds’ that earned nothing.
The United States is
sending billions of dollars in aid money to Egypt and now we’re learning more
what that regime is capable of. Bassem
Youssef (Egypt’s Jon Stewart) was arrested after he insulted Egypts
Muslim Brotherhood president and ‘insulted Islam’ – he can get the death
penalty. So much for the Arab Spring that Obama talked about. He
is out on bail.
The people of one
Texas county are terrified after a deputy was killed, a prosecutor gunned down
and now the
district attorney and his wife were executed in their home on Saturday night. Imagine the terror in that county when the
police cannot protect their own.
Speaking of crime: the
Siskiyou sheriff is looking for two men who they say got away with $1.25
million in gold. The name Siskiyou may sound familiar – it’s the same
police agency that got notorious boyfriend killer Jodi Arias who is on trial in
Arizona right now. Busy, sleepy town.
want little junior to get a head-start on learning so you buy him an iPad, but what does it do to his little brain? The
NY Times has a report and it’s pretty interesting. I’d chance it!
If you knew you were
going to die and had $2 million that you could do anything with, what would you
some treasure for people to find? That question was pondered by one
was just released. But is it really out there?
How much money do you
think has been squandered in Afghanistan (forget about the billions we lost in
study puts the amount that has been lost, stolen, thrown away or otherwise
squandered at $100 BILLION. Forget just leaving that country – let’s
make them pay us back somehow – maybe emeralds or whatever natural resource
they might have.
is placing even more restrictions on adoptions from the United States (and
other Western countries) – this time the question is about gay adoptions and
Putin says no. I have no problem with Putin saying no to
adoptions by any group he wants – it’s his country, but I do have a question
about the need for Americans to travel to
needing families here.
Gay marriage made it
to the Supreme Court last week (Prop
8 and DOMA)
and there is much to be said about the issue – frankly, I think I could have
argued it better, but that said: it looks like DOMA will likely fall and Justices
were looking for a way to get around ruling on the question of Prop 8 in its
entirely by talking about standing.
Decision around June.