By MONICA DAVEY
ST. PAUL — In more than a dozen statehouses across the country, a small but growing group of lawmakers is pressing for state constitutional amendments that would outlaw a crucial element of the health care plans under discussion in…
Added by Rick on September 30, 2009 at 10:28pm —
Officials: Fed will need to move quickly when time comes to boost rates, battle inflation
By Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer
On Tuesday September 29, 2009, 7:00 pm EDT
Buzz up! 77 Print
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To prevent inflation from taking off, the Federal Reserve will need to start boosting interest rates quickly and aggressively once the economy is back on firmer footing, Fed officials warned Tuesday.
"I expect that when it comes time to tighten monetary… Continue
Added by Brad Moore on September 29, 2009 at 11:15pm —
No one can dispute the fact The Courier served up an eyepopping headline in their Sunday edition. It is logical to coincide the 59% increase in DWI/DUI arrests with the proliferation of ABC's permitting of private clubs in Benton.
However, that conclusion and feature article failed to address some of the underlying facts of this issue - specifically increased funding for enforcement.
I want to share some of the information that I received today regarding this… Continue
Added by Brad Moore on September 29, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Patrick Gaspard, ACORN, and Obama
With the revelation that White House Director of Political Affairs, Patrick Gaspard, has close ties to Bertha Lewis and to ACORN, Matthew Vadum and… Continue
Added by Rick on September 29, 2009 at 12:47pm —
A simple query: Do you think God paid Mary child support?
Added by Helen Jansson on September 25, 2009 at 5:14pm —
Our church, CenterPoint Church along with two of our sister churches, Hiland Heights Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Benton joined together this day and cleaned homes and yards, served food, put on a clothing and food donation barn where the needy were able to "shop" for needed clothing and food - and there was entertainment: clowns, face painting, a "bouncy" hut...on and on...
It was amazing to see the precious people that society has seemed to have forgotten get loved… Continue
Added by Jennifer Martin on September 24, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I spend time with the Word every morning. My reading today took me to the book of Job. Job had lost everything as we see in Chapter 1:13-22:
One day when Job's sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother's house, a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, and the Sabeans attacked and carried them off. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!" While he was still… Continue
Added by Jennifer Martin on September 18, 2009 at 11:59am —
Swine Flu ADVICE -
Latest info from Dept. of Health
THIS IS SERIOUS!!!!
If you wake up looking like this,
Don’t go to work!
Added by Jennifer Martin on September 17, 2009 at 9:17am —
Incredible true story starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.
Foxx portrays a homeless man, Nathaniel Ayers who was once a Julliard musician. Ayers' mental illness drives him from Julliard and onto the streets of Los Angeles. He is discovered on a chance encounter by Steve Lopez, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Lopez's series of articles helps to propel Ayers from the streets.
This film takes a hard look at homelessness and mental illness through the eyes of Skid… Continue
Added by Jennifer Martin on September 16, 2009 at 10:03am —
Fourth Videotape Reveals ACORN Advising 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' in California
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
ACORN staffer Tresa Kaelke advises a 'pimp' and 'prostitute' last month during an undercover taping by two filmmakers.
(FOX NEWS) A fourth video by an independent filmmaker posing as a pimp along with a purported prostitute has surfaced depicting an ACORN staffer in California assisting the couple in their quest to… Continue
Added by Brad Moore on September 16, 2009 at 9:13am —
Benton Takes a ZERO tolerance on Sex Offenders
Two more sex offenders were arrested last week for failure to comply with their registeration requirements. This is a Class C Felony! Home Visits are being conducted, employment visits are being conducted. They have the right to live in the community but the will be monitored seriously! They can't live here and under the radar. The Benton Police Department are doing new community wide notifications also, so if you have a sex offender living… Continue
Added by Jennifer Tarvin on September 15, 2009 at 7:35pm —
My oldest God-son, Gavyn Benson has turned 3 and we had his birthday at Larry's Pizza Saturday! I can NOT believe this boy is 3 already!!!
Added by Jennifer Martin on September 15, 2009 at 11:00am —
'Pimp & hooker' catch Brooklyn ACORN staff
By JEREMY OLSHAN (NY Post)
Last Updated: 12:41 PM, September 14, 2009
Posted: 3:30 AM, September 14, 2009
The scandal surrounding the left-wing activist organization ACORN has spread to New York, with employees at its Brooklyn office caught on video helping supposed ladies of the night get loans for their dream houses of ill repute. Rather than reminding the women that prostitution is dangerous and… Continue
Added by Brad Moore on September 14, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Now that we're past Labor Day, not only is my 80% black wardrobe back in style, but a Facebook friend who shall remain nameless asks, "Is it too early to put up my Christmas tree?" I say go ahead, but don't forget to come to SalineOWeen. (Plug coming: Details at SalineOWeen.com .) Traversing the... more
Added by Shelli Russell on September 14, 2009 at 9:46pm —
1. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
2. That's enough, Nickelback.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is a great need for sarcasm font.
5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
7. The only time I… Continue
Added by Shelli Russell on September 14, 2009 at 11:30am —
Census Bureau severs ties with ACORN in 2010 count
Sep 11 11:23 PM US/Eastern
By HOPE YEN
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Census Bureau on Friday severed its ties with ACORN, a community organization that has been hit with Republican accusations of voter-registration fraud.
"We do not come to this decision lightly," Census director Robert Groves wrote in a letter to ACORN, which was obtained by The Associated Press.
In splitting with… Continue
Added by Brad Moore on September 13, 2009 at 8:22am —
ACORN Fires More Officials for Helping 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' in Washington Office
Friday, September 11, 2009
(FOX News) An official in ACORN's Washington office advises a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute during a videotaped meeting in July. An official in ACORN's… Continue
Added by Brad Moore on September 11, 2009 at 3:48pm —
We live right off Alcoa in the Emerald Valley neighborhood right down the road from Target and several vehicles in the neighborhood had their windows broken out and vehicles vandalized. My husband had his vehicle broken into and they stole several items out of it. It looks like they used a crowbar or tool to pry the window from the rubber seal which then shattered the window. Several cars on our street and the next street were damaged.
Added by Lisa on September 11, 2009 at 9:55am —
FYI - ACORN receives Federal Funding for their programs
ACORN workers caught on tape allegedly advising on prostitution * Video shows pair ask ACORN employees for advice on setting up prostitution ring * ACORN Workers suggest stop saying "prostitution
," use "performing artist
" on tax forms * Conservative activists James O'Keefe, Hannah Giles pose… Continue
Added by Brad Moore on September 11, 2009 at 9:00am —
Remembering 9/11/01: I was working at Charter Cable. I arrived at work and everyone was huddled around the office TV. When I saw what was happening in our country, it put me in a temporary state of shock. I remember the flood of emotions, but mostly, I remember the RAGE I felt at that moment in time.
Father God, be with the families of 9/11 today.
Added by Jennifer Martin on September 11, 2009 at 8:30am —