Word is President Obama & family have a 17 Holiday VK planned in Hawaii that will cost taxpayers about $4 million dollars. A big chunk of that goes to air travel, security, lodging for security & staff.... lots of other things they can't list because of security purposes. Click here to check out the run down of what things cost. Example, the separate flight that The First Lady Michelle will be taking costs about $63,000. They have a home in Hawaii that they pay for, but instead they are renting a place that is close to the beach.
Is this to much? Or expected because it's the President & family, so naturally it will cost more, to make sure they are safe.
Lady GaGa was busy this weekend, from a music festival in Vegas, to attending a $35,800 per couple fundraiserfor President Obama.
Gaga’s attendance at the fundraising event comes after the singer tweeted that she would be meeting the president and intended to discuss youth bullying with him in relation to the suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer, the 14-year-old student who took his own life last week after years of bullying. No photos were allowed to be taken by the press. Lady G supposedly had hair and heels so high they made her look around 8 feet tall. This is going to be the 'Hot Picture' to get/have, since pictures weren't allowed.
Gaga reportedly wore a black dress scalloped high plunge back and high heels. Her blond hair was upswept, with black flowers and black veil sweeping down back of hair.
Just the 'GaGa' way to get the attention she wanted for a great cause... TO STOP BULLYING!!
Larry Flynt, 'Hustler Magazine', will pay $1 Million to the person who can dig up info about Governor Rick Perry's sexual encounters.
The king of smut is credited for uncovering the extra-marital affairs of Louisiana Republican Rep. Bob Livingston during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment hearings. Livingston resigned in the aftermath. Later, Flynt helped expose Sen. David Vitter, also of Louisiana, as a client of a D.C. prostitution ring.
Is this really necessary during a time where we need to worry about jobs, the economy, wars, and even satellites crashing down on us? It would be nice if instead of pulling dirt on a candidate, about their personal affairs, they would dig deep to find out what a candidate can actually do to help the good of the nation. I know, that's boring... Mud slinging, name calling and finding morale faults on politicians is way more entertaining during a campaign. I'm still waiting to hear how anyone is going to fix the mess we are in right now.
What are your thoughts on this?
Sidenote on the Satellite... NASA saying it could fall sometime late this afternoon into early morning hours tomorrow.
They are putting the odds of a falling part to hit anyone at 1-3200. Does that scare anybody else besides me? Supposedly an individual hit on a particular person is around 1 in 20 trillion. Just remember you are more likely to have a part of a satellite fall on you than win the lottery. That is the kind of luck we don't need. ...Most likely by far is that the remains of the satellite will drop into the ocean, or be strewn across one of the planet's most desolate regions, such as Siberia, the Australian outback or the Canadian tundra. Nasa put the odds of anyone being struck by a falling part of the spacecraft at one in 3,200. The individual risk to a particular person is much less – one in 3,200 multiplied by the billions that live under the satellite's flight path. "The odds of you as an individual being hit by this are around one in 20 trillion," Dr Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society told the BBC.
Marine Corps Corporal, Dakota Meyers (21 years old) is receiving the Medal of Honor today for saving 36 lives during an ambush in Afghanistan 2 years ago! 19 years old at the time. Amazing. Yesterday, he had a one-on-one beer w/President Obama. He asked the President, 'What is the best way to be succesful?' Presidents Obama's answer/ advice..."'you know, first thing, get an education and just take it slow and don't try to make any rash decisions.'" Good advice, wonder if that's working for President Obama? YOU ROCK DAKOTA!
If you could have a beer w/ the President would you? I think it would be cool to kick back with the President with a Bud Light. Maybe if Congress and the House all got together with President Obama, over a beer, they could come up with some type of compromise on the economy, jobs... everything!
September 1st, and approximately 700 new traffic and criminal laws take effect today.
If you are planning a road trip for Labor Day weekend, this is good to know. Speed limits will now be the same during night and day driving, and separate speed limits for trucks have been eliminated. The maximum speed limit on state highways may be raised to 75 miles per hour if approved after a finding by TxDOT that the increased speed would be reasonable and safe following an engineering and traffic investigation. (HB 1353)
Many fall in this area just 'One pay check away' from being homeless',
Doesn't matter how much education or experience you have, which is the case
of Maurice Johnson. He has a Masters Degree in Plasma Physics from Dartmouth College,
and a Masters in Electrical Engineering and acoustics from Purdue University.
Maurice finds himself somewhere he never thought he would be... HOMELESS!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/8eNPAH46oI8" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
With this in mind, the new 'Super Committee' to solve the 'National Debt' really doesn't put my mind at ease for a 'Grand Solution'?
- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will appoint Senators Patty Murray of Washington,Max Baucus of Montana and John Kerry of Massachusetts to a special committee charged with finding $1.5 trillion in budget savings. Reid, of Nevada, said he will name Murray as co-chairwoman of the bipartisan, 12-member deficit-cutting super-committee, which will be the central focus of political and lobbying activity on Capitol Hill for the next four months. Megan Hughes reports on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack." (Source: Bloomberg)
Deadline for a complete' Special Committee' is August 16th. Think picking folks out of the same government that can't seem to figure out a solution is the right thing to do? It will be better cause it's smaller? Think it might be better to have folks outside of the government like big CEO's, business owners, accountants.... Like- Steve Jobs- Apple has more $ than the government. Maybe he could spot a few pointers on how to get the 1.5 plus trillion debt down, and jobs and the economy back up, so folks in Maurice's situation can get back on track. Also so others don't end up in Maurice's situation.