Here is the open thread for Sunday, April 13th; please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.
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With the tax deadline looming just around the corner I had intended to take the obvious route with my musical selection of the week by posting ‘Taxman’ by the Beatles but my plans have changed.
Okay, I admit it, when I was growing up I was a huge wrestling fan and during that time there were probably two wrestlers who stood out above all the others in my mind and they were Kerry Von Erich and the Ultimate Warrior.
Last week, at the age of 54, the Ultimate Warrior passed away so instead of posting a musical selection this week I have decided to give you a tribute to a man who I loved to watch back in the day. It may seem silly now but this was part of my youth, and he gave me many moments of enjoyment, so it is sad to see him go even though I have not watched wrestling in many, many years.
Enjoy, and I hope you all have a great week:
And a bonus video of the Ultimate Warrior defeating Andre the Giant in less than one minute.
With the exception of some Facebook, and other social media posts, the birther issue seems to have fallen by the wayside. When the whole birth certificate controversy first came to light while Barack Obama was still a candidate for the presidency all those years ago I wrote a couple of posts on it because America’s Watchtower writes about the political issues which are in the news and this was in the news. However I realized what this was really all about and stopped writing about it.
Once Barack Obama became president this issue was null and void and nobody can claim that America’s Watchtower was in the “birther camp” for while I have attacked Barack Obama on a number of issues I have never challenged the legitimacy of his presidency based on where he might have been born.
Here is the latest Afterburner video by Bill Whittle entitled ‘Disarming the Warriors.’
Earlier today the Oversight Committee voted to hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of the Congress for pleading her Fifth Amendment right instead of testifying in front of the Congress. This means that at some point the full House will vote on Contempt charges and if this happens the case will be referred to the Justice Department.
Last week Barack Obama took what many called a ‘victory lap’ after the deadline to sign up for the healthcare reform law mandate came and went and it was reported that over 7 million people had successfully enrolled.
Of course the regime failed to mention that many, if not most, of these people had previously had healthcare insurance which was cancelled due to Obamacare so this does not represent 7 million people signing up for healthcare coverage for the first time. And when you force people to sign up for something is it really a victory when they do? He also did not mention that healthcare premiums have risen in the wake of the law at a higher rate than in recent years. Read more…