According to Blue Arkansas, Kelly Eubanks asked Womack about the Pell Grant program which she uses to attend college. Eubanks, who has to work two jobs to take care of her two children, was concerned about his vote to slash Pell Grants for 100,000 low income students. She expected an explanation. Instead, Womack avoided her question and callously told her that she should “join the military” to pay her own way like he did. When she tried to press the congressman for a real explanation, Womack refused and told her to “be quiet and listen.”
What a card. But "Real" Americans love guys like Steve Womack. They put the "ass" in "asshole" in a way Americans just can't get enough of.
- The "Stop Online Piracy Act" and the House version of the "Protect IP Act" were both killed after the White House announced its opposition to both measures.
In a surprise move today, Representative Eric Cantor(R-VA) announced that he will stop all action on SOPA, effectively killing the bill. This move was most likely due to several things. One of those things is that SOPA and PIPA met huge online protest against the bills. Another reason would be that the White House threatened to veto the bill if it had passed. However, it isn't quite time yet to celebrate, as PIPA(the Senate's version of SOPA) is still up for consideration.
- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker could be out of a job, now that organizers have gathered the minimum of 540,208 signatures needed to force a recall vote. Not only has Scott Walker behaved like a complete asshole during his short stay in office, but his performance in regards to job creation left a lot to be desired - between November 2010 and November 2011, non-farm jobs grew only by 0.2%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- J.P. Morgan Chase is foreclosing on O.J. Simpson's $575,000 home in Miami. Not to make light of the Juice's plight, but it's not like he's gonna be coming home anytime soon, not with 33 years on his plate.