AP Photo A man pauses to look at damage from a deadly tornado, on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.(Daylife)
ABC News lists ways to help tornado survivors:
*You can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
*You can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and donors can text “GIVE” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. Checks can be made out to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, Ga., 30384-0339.
Alabama’s governor also has a relief fund donation page here.
Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions will be touring affected areas today and also has a relief page here.
Help send your thoughts, prayers, and aid to those in need.
The Politico: A Tornado Menaces President’s Favorite Golf Course
The weather team at corporate sibling WJLA Wednesday night confirmed a tornado touched down around the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base.
Prompting the comment of the day by Shredder3: The ONE day he’s not playing golf. What are the odds?
Wisconsin grocery stores are bracing for a big protest against the Governor, but protesters won’t be outside stores with pickets. Protesters are planning to place anti-Walker stickers on products made by businesses they believe support Governor Scott Walker. These illegal actions have grocery store owners worried.
Video at link.
Ace gave me my laugh of the day – (Apparently unions weren’t handing out boxed lunches, this time).
Freedomworks: Discovered: An UNLIMITED Obamacare Slush Fund:
Just when we thought there were no more brazen audacities left to report about in Obamacare, here comes a doozy.
House Republicans have uncovered, tucked away in Section 1311(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), an UNLIMITED Obamacare implementation slush fund.
That’s right. Unlimited.
An open tap on the US Treasury, this little gem — discovered by Representative Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee — can be used for anything the President wants to spend taxpayer money on, under the guise of “actitivites related to establishing” Obamacare health benefit exchanges.
This is what Pelousy meant when she said we had to pass the bill to see what was in it.
So, assuming as we should the legitimacy of the long-form birth certificate produced yesterday, the only thing that makes sense is that Obama knows the mainstream media is in his hip pocket. That is, he knew that he would not be held to the same standard as other politicians, and that if he acted in an unreasonable manner by withholding basic, easily available information that any other person seeking the presidency would be expected — be compelled — to produce, the media would portray as weirdos those demanding the information, not Obama and his stonewalling accomplices. And he also knows that, having now finally produced the document only because the game was starting to hurt him politically, the media will not focus on how easy it would have been to produce the birth certificate three years ago, or on how much time and money has been wasted by his gamesmanship; they’ll instead portray him as beleaguered and the people who have been seeking the basic information (i.e., doing the media’s job) as discredited whackos.
It’s hard to say what’s more depressing, Obama’s cynicism or the zeal with which the media does his bidding.
Read the whole thing. I agree with his analysis 100%.
Thaddeus McCotter, (who really should consider running for Prez) Human Events: In Praise of Our Republican Party:
Thus, Republicans seek to conquer a quartet of American challenges:
1. The social, economic, and political upheavals of globalization—notably a persistent recession and the impending implosion of the industrial-welfare state.
2. A borderless, worldwide war for freedom against evil, transnational enemies and rogue regimes.
3. Communist China’s emergence as a strategic threat and rival model of governance.
4. Moral relativism’s erosion of virtue within an exceptional nation built upon self-evident truths.
Taking heart despite the times, and rising to transcend America’s challenges, who are these inspiring Americans?
They are not billionaires, Beltway power brokers, or bromide pundits, who in their foolish hubris claim the mantle of “leadership” and the ability to manage America through their contributions, opinions, and “acts.” For as Ronald Reagan observed: “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”
Around America’s transformational kitchen tables one finds seated Republicans: shopkeepers and workers, soldiers and first responders, teachers and artisans, students and retirees, among so many others. They reject leftist defeatism and apocalyptic conservatism. They know our nation’s best days are ahead, and they realize our generation’s defining moments of freedom will come not from the hands of Washington politicians, but from the hearts of the American people.
The Other McCain: VIDEO: Herman Cain Says, ‘Secure the Border. Not Pretend That We Want to Secure the Border — Secure the Border‘
Cain’s common-sense policy, supporting the right of states like Arizona to defend themselves against what can only be called a foreign invasion, is winning him more and more support among grassroots conservatives.
Just the other day, Rush Limbaugh called Cain “a guy who’s got it all”
He’s got my vote if he runs.