During the recent interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier Barack Obama claimed the healthcare reform scandal referred to as the “Louisiana Purchase” would help states like Hawaii which “had an earthquake.”
Really he did.
After that interesting “observation” one must wonder just how many truly devastating natural disasters have hit other states in the union since Hawaii last had a serious and damaging earthquake?? Certainly Obama could not have been talking about this one and I can’t imagine he was referring to the one back in 1868, the largest quake to ever hit the islands.
“That also — I’m giving you an example of one that I consider important. It also affects Hawaii, which went through an earthquake. So that’s not just a Louisiana provision. That is a provision that affects every state that is going through a natural catastrophe….”
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“I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though…. Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man, except the highs hadn’t been about that, me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then, anyway. I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory. I had discovered that it didn’t make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate’s sparkling new van, or in the dorm room of some brother you’d met down at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl. … You might just be bored, or alone. Everybody was welcome into the club of disaffection. Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Perhaps it’s time to lay off the stuff there Barry now that you finally have a real job…