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FAA funding restored – Senate will approve House bill Friday by unanimous consent

Top US Senate Democrat Harry Reid announced Thursday that polarized lawmakers had reached a stopgap deal to end a costly row that has shut airport construction and halted tax payments by airlines.

“I am pleased to announce that we have been able to broker a bipartisan compromise between the House and the Senate to put 74,000 transportation and construction workers back to work,” Reid said in a statement.

“This agreement does not resolve the important differences that still remain. But I believe we should keep Americans working while Congress settles its differences, and this agreement will do exactly that.”

And what is the big deal Harry Reid is talking about?

Under the accord, the Senate will pass the House version of the legislation on Friday, setting up a fresh fight on the issue in mid-September, officials said.

“We are pleased the Senate has agreed to pass the House-approved FAA extension tomorrow,” said a spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Michael Steel.

Yep, just exactly what they could have done BEFORE they adjourned and left Washington.  And this after the Secretary of Transportation, Ray LeHood has been on tv waving his arms and ranting, something about being “held hostage.”  (New and original?  But then he’s a democrat.  They just say “hostage” without rhyme or reason.)

And this from NPR:

THE DEAL would allow the Senate to approve a House bill extending the FAA’s operating authority through mid-September, including a provision that eliminates $16.5 million in air service subsidies to 13 rural communities. A vote on the bill is expected Friday.

Republicans had insisted on the subsidy cuts as their price for restoring the FAA to full operation, but the cuts may become moot.

The bill includes language that gives the transportation secretary the authority to continue subsidized service to the 13 communities if he decides it’s necessary.

Democrats said they expect the White House to effectively waive or negate the cuts

So there you go — the democrat senate could have approved the house bill and sent it to the president for signature BEFORE THEY LEFT Washington for recess and avoided the whole mess.

But it is abundantly clear that the democrats are not going to allow any spending cuts if they can possibly prevent it.  They are adamant about this even as the stock market plunges over 500 points today.  Since the democrats have been in control of congress since 2006, this is why the debt has skyrocketed over the last few years.  And when efforts are made to reign them in, they kick and scream and get mad as old wet setting hens.  Constantly muttering:  Hostage.  Hostage.  Hostage.

http://news.yahoo.com/top-us-senator-announces-deal-aviation-row-195233673.html

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/04/138995305/reid-deal-reached-to-end-faa-shutdown?ft=1&f=1014

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/hostage-taking-dems-demand-card-check

Posted:  08.04.11 @ 08:23 p.m.

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Ed Schultz: “I’d cheat to keep these bastards out”

A few words from the far left news media referencing the Massachusetts election:

ED SCHULTZ, HOST: I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts, I’d try to vote ten times. I don’t know if they’d let me or not, but I’d try to. Yeah, that’s right, I’d cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. ‘Cause that’s exactly what they are.

Well, thank you, Mr. Schultz.  Thank you very much.

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: You know in the old days, maybe I shouldn`t be harkening back to the old days, if the Democrats faced this kind of a disaster in the works, you`d go back to your ones, the people you were sure are going to vote Democrat, and you`d make sure they got to the polling place, you`d get them lunch, you`d get them a car.

TODD: Right.

MATTHEWS: You`d make sure they got there and in some cases you`d be buying people to get them, not officially buying them, but getting them there as block secretaries, as block captains, you`d be getting them there with street money, legitimate but it`s a little bit old school.

Shows you just how unbiased and fair these guys are, doesn’t it?  Do you think they are worried?  One of these days, history will look back with embarrassment and use instances such as this to show students how not to be professional.

Posted:  01.17.10

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Revealed: Victoria’s Secret $3 million fantasy bra

The 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra has been revealed –  a $3 million diamond-studded bra created by Damiani.

The 2009 Harlequin Fantasy bra is hand set with over 2,350 white, champagne and cognac-colored diamonds in a harlequin pattern. The bra also has a heart-shaped 16-carat champagne diamond dangling from the front.

Obviously to be worn with no clothes on to obstruct the view.  🙂

The bra will be on display during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on December 1 on CBS.

H/T Luxist

Posted:  10.25.09

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Fun with Etsy – Everything handmade

I am having lots of fun with my little Etsy shop, “Mostly Making Memories.” See more @  http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6777897 (bellalu0.etsy.com)

Here’s a sample:

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Bonnie Bluebell earrings (sold)

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Bounce earrings (sold)

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Pool Party earrings

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Cotton Candy earrings

Posted:  04.29.09  Updated:  05.12.09

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Etsy.com, all things handmade

Just opened an Etsy shop.  I have made so many items, but can’t seem to get the pictures to come out clear yet.  It is fairly time consuming.  So I don’t know if this may well make an enjoyable hobby into work.  Wouldn’t want to stumble into work!  🙂

Many thanks to Sara for her help in getting it set up.

Etsy is  a great website, so check it out.

See Etsy.com for all things handmade!!

Posted:  03.15.09

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