Monday, June 19, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3536, June 19th, 2017


Brad Carver, GOP official in Georgia (Photo:
Tomorrow night is the special election in Georgia 6th Congressional District for the seat of Tom Price, The Health and Human Services Secretary. Democrat Jon Ossaff is in a run off with Republican Karen Handell.
A GOP backed PAC is running an ad saying that if a left wing Liberal wins, Georgians would be endorsing gun violence against Republicans.
A Republican party official in Georgia said, “I’ll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election for us,” Carver said this weekend at a get-out-the-vote rally for Handel. “Because moderates and independents in this district are tired of left-wing extremism. I get that there’s extremists on both sides, but we are not seeing them.”
As if this wasn’t an extreme position. This is the way REPUBLICANS think. One of their own was gunned down but chewy decide they’ll use this to win. They don’t care about his condition, they don’t care about anything else but winning.
The LIES, the REPUBLICAN LIES are coming. Watch for it.
It’s all they do, it’s all they know!

Cosby and one of his team members. (Photo: AP)
The Bill Cosby verdict was in my estimation overshadowed by the theatrics of Cosby’s team. First off, let me say a few things about the case. I’m torn that the case was brought after a settlement was made nearly a decade and a half ago. What good is a binding settlement when this happens?
On the other side I am appalled at the sheer number of women coming after Cosby. One, two or three but 60? There’ not only smoke and fire, that is a three alarm blaze.
The day before the Hung Jury was announced, Cosby thanked the jury and the system for doing their duty. But the next day after the trial ended, Cosby’s spokespeople went on a rant against the Judge, the DA and the media. One of his loudmouths even said that the Judge was in collusion with the Prosecution. Really?
Judge Stephen O’Neal was the one who ruled that other women could not testify. Are they that stupid in the Cosby team reading Camille Cosby’s statement? With such rage?
If there is a new trial, it will be the same Judge. Cosby might have dodged a legal bullet this time but he might be getting cannon balls thrown at him at a re-trial.

Congressman Matt Cartwright (Photo: LuLac archives)
Last week, the House Committee on Appropriations passed a bill that included several priorities championed by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, a member of the committee. The FY18 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) appropriations bill included robust funding for suicide prevention, opioid abuse treatment, and homeless assistance for veterans.
The MilCon-VA appropriations bill funds the construction of military facilities and housing, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and maintenance of military cemeteries and battlefield monuments.
“Our servicemembers and veterans sacrifice so much for our national security, and they should receive the best care possible,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I am pleased that this bill included robust funding for the prevention of suicide, homelessness, and drug addiction among our veteran community, and encourages improvements in rural health care and equality at the VA.”
The provisions pushed by Rep. Cartwright are:
Suicide prevention among veterans
Bill language included $186 million in suicide prevention outreach. Report language accompanying the bill highlighted the importance of the veterans’ crisis line and the need to continually improve it as a service.
Opioid addiction treatment options for veterans
Bill language included $55.8 million for opioid addiction prevention. Report language accompanying the bill highlighted the importance of prescription information sharing between the VA and states battling the opioid epidemic.
Homeless veteran assistance programs
Bill language included $7.3 billion in treatment, services, housing, and job training for homeless veterans. Report language accompanying the bill encouraged the use of HUD-VASH (Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) vouchers, a rental assistance and supportive service program for veterans.
Innovation and development of VA use of telemedicine
Bill language included $250 million in rural health initiatives. Report language accompanying the bill encouraged further development and implementation of telemedicine.
Improved treatment for female veterans at VA facilities
Report language accompanying the bill pushed for improvement in addressing the needs of female veterans and highlighted specific concerns of female veterans, such as their higher risk of suicide and their unique problems faced in homelessness..


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