Under the Dome

Ellmers on Fox criticizing Obamacare, talking up GOP alternatives

Rep. Renee Ellmers of Dunn was on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" this morning talking about a Republican alternative to Obamcare. She was joined by her colleague Congressman Brad Wenstrup.


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Coach Bags Outlet

Shezanne Cassim, the American jailed in the United Arab Emirates after posting a video parody, was sentenced Monday to one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 UAE dirhams (approximately $2,700).
The young American living in the UAE has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet.
He was accused of defaming the UAE's image abroad, according to The National, the country's main English-language newspaper.
The video in question is a 19-minute short that pokes fun at a clique of Dubai teens who are influenced by hip-hop culture. In the 1990s, the label "Satwa G" was coined for a group of suburban teens who were known to talk tougher than they really were.
The video depicts a look at a "combat school" in the suburb of Satwa, where these "gangsters" are trained. The training includes how to throw sandals at targets, using clothing accessories as whips, and how to call on the phone for backup.Cassim's family says the 29-year-old has been charged with endangering national security.The charges were not read out in court. UAE officials would only say "Mr. Cassim was charged under the UAE's penal code. Anyone charged with a crime under the laws of the UAE is entitled to the fair trial protections contained in the UAE's constitution."
Cassim, from Woodbury, Minnesota, moved to Dubai in 2006 after graduating from college to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He and some friends made and posted the video online in 2012. He was arrested in April. He was interrogated and arrested in Dubai before being transferred to a maximum security prison in Abu Dhabi. His family says it was five months before he was notified of the charges against him.

Sounds like a cause for Rev. Bills Moral Monday Revue

Hopefully this is not true. It is almost like cutting the education budget. Certainly there are ways to avoid this. Surely there is money somewhere in the accounting department to be able to honor the commitment to these dear souls. This sounds like a cause for Rev. Bill and the Moral Monday crowd. It cannot stand.

Obamacare and retirees

Lord have mercy, it is being reported that our beloved McClatchy "plans to end its health-care plan for retirees at the end of next year, joining a wave of companies reassessing their coverage as the new Affordable Care Act goes into effect." I hope this is a mistake. I mean, hey, couldn't they just raise newspaper subscription and advertising rates to avoid this? This is like cutting the education budget or something. There is always a way to avoid cuts.........raising the revenue side. Tell me it ain't so.

Cars View All
Find a Car
Jobs View All
Find a Job
Homes View All
Find a Home

Want to post a comment?

In order to join the conversation, you must be a member of Click here to register or to log in.