Thursday, June 16, 2011

"North Carolina bill passes. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion within which time they must view an ultrasound or listen to the heartbeat of the fetus and be given printed information about the risks that may be associated with the procedure."

Please, Governor Perdue, veto this intrusive Act.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Republican state representatives in North Carolina voted to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the state budget Wednesday morning, ensuring that a provision to strip all federal and state money from Planned Parenthood will take effect on July 1. North Carolina is now the third state, after Indiana and Kansas, to defund the family planning provider because it also provides abortions.

As a North Carolina resident, "For shame!"

"The Senate voted 59-40 against advancing a proposal that immediately would repeal a 45-cent-per-gallon excise tax credit for ethanol blenders. The 40 supporters needed 20 more votes to end debate and move the measure along.

The proposal by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., also would have eliminated a 54-cent-per-gallon tariff on imported ethanol."

Again, politics prevails over common sense. We've been spending needless money supporting an environmentally and economically inferior product, corn-based ethanol, while imposing a prohibitive tariff on a superior product, cane-based ethanol from Brazil.

UPDATE June 16 -

Senate votes to end corn ethanol subsidy

Not law yet, but good news. The vote also called for an end to the tariff on imported efhanol.

Rick Perry for President

On TV crawl: Texas Governor Perry to engage in "thought process" on question of running for President.

A good new idea for him. Or maybe he should just have Texas seceed and run for President of Texas.