WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of hate crimes against gays and religious groups increased sharply in 2008, according to FBI data released Monday….
I find myself spending more and more time dealing with the time-consuming task of administration, Spammers attempt to flood our comments and blogs with ads and self-serving crap, some readers push the limits of civility in both the comments and blog sections and 9 out of every 10 readers who attempt to register to post comments and/or blogs give a phony email address or hide behind anonymous, free email accounts.
Sometimes, I wonder if it’s worth all the hassle.
In 2008, many Americans voted for Barack Obama hoping they were ridding Washington of eight years of abuses by George W. Bush.
Instead, especially when it comes to abuses in freedom, all those Americans got for their efforts was a new George W. Bush in black face.
When it comes to governmental abuse of power, spying on Americans by the National Security Agency and loss of freedom under the USA Patriot Act, Obama is worse than Bush.
Since taking office, Obama has increased the power of the NSA, broaded the scope of warrantless wiretapping of Americans and done nothing to scale back the many abuses of the Patriot Act. To the contrary, the Obama administration backs changes that would make the act more powerful and more intrusive into the lives of ordinary Americans.
For consumers, the health care bills taking final shape in Congress don’t rate close to a perfect 10.
The Democratic measures would leave 12 million or more eligible Americans uninsured. Many middle-class families who’d now be required to buy coverage would still find the premiums a stretch, even with government aid. A new federal fund to provide temporary coverage for people with health problems would quickly run out of cash.
For now, these bread-and-butter concerns take a back seat to more pressing issues for Democratic lawmakers trying to deliver on President Barack Obama’s signature issue.