On the Radar: Tax Day reprieve, tornado worries, budget signing
Pedestrians walk past a tax preparation office in San Francisco, California, on Thursday.
April 15th, 2011
06:42 AM ET

On the Radar: Tax Day reprieve, tornado worries, budget signing

Taxes can wait: It is April 15, the usual deadline to file federal tax returns. But if you haven't filed your return for 2010 yet, don't stress it today.

You have until Monday to get your return in.

CNNMoney reports that the later deadline comes because tomorrow is Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. But as the holiday falls on a Saturday, it is being celebrated today. And because tax filing deadlines can't be on holidays or weekends, taxpayers get the extra filing time.

The holiday celebrates the freeing of the slaves in the nation's capital.

More tornadoes possible: Severe weather, including tornadoes, will be a possibility across northern Mississippi and Alabama and into central Tennessee on Friday afternoon.

The storm system will then press forward into Georgia and the Carolinas overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. The forecast from the National Weather Service says the primary threat in those states will be damaging thunderstorm winds, but there also will be the possibility of isolated tornadoes.

Two deaths were reported overnight in the southeast Oklahoma town of Tushka, where the state Department of Emergency Management said a "relatively large" tornado sliced through the area. Two other fatalities were reported in western Garland County in Arkansas early Friday after a tree fell on a house, the sheriff's office said.

Budget deal: President Barack Obama on Friday is expected to sign the budget deal reached last week to avert a government shutdown.

The measure cuts $38.5 billion in spending while funding the government for the rest of the current fiscal year, which ends September 30.

The House and Senate passed the deal on Thursday.

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. meee

    Just the neegers getting more freebies. .file ur taxes so u keep them on the government dole

    April 15, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sally

    I hope everyone has gotten their taxes done by now, but if now head over to http://www.cheapsally.com for some coupons to TurboTax and H&R Block online tax services

    April 15, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. YesWeDoCare

    @RocketScientist – There's a ton of hate spread all over these forums, people calling each other names, religious fanaticism etc. etc.. That stuff, for the most part, I can just pass by. But, saying you are going to choke someone with a necklace, crosses the line a bit in my book. Be careful with you words. Just some brotherly advice.

    Also, the irony of the handle RocketScientist is rich indeed. If you choose to use slang, then perhaps it may be a good idea to at least spell it right. The last time I checked the word is "wimp" not "whimp". Again, the irony of it all.

    Good Morning to the rest of y'all !!!

    April 15, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. YesWeDoCare

    Sorry meant – "Be careful with your words", not "you words".

    April 15, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cal

    I also think it's ironic that the wonderful, benevolent, freedom-loving Union government had slaves in its own national capitol until right before the Civil War.

    And yes, the only thing the Emancipation Proclamation did was "outlaw" slavery in areas that the US had no jurisdiction over at the time. Not only were "freedom loving" northern states, such as Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, allowed to keep their slaves, but also the occupied Southern states, such as the western counties of Virginia, and the occupied parts of Louisiana. The last legal places for slavery in the US were all in northern states.

    When Lee handed his sword to Grant at Appomattox Court House, we need to realize that Lee, a man who had no slaves, surrendered to Grant, a man who had at least six.

    The Civil War was all about slavery. Sure.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. skrilla gorilla

    Thank you. Most people just dont know these things. The north was (is) just as bigoted and racist as the south or anywhere else. It kills them to realize this. But its the truth.

    April 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • YesWeDoCare

      Hey Skrilla – You are a hilarious guy and pretty versatile too. I mean, it's definitely a real talent to go from making a comment that sounds like a ten year old, to one that actually makes sense and sounds like a adult talking. I applaud your talent and versatility. But, it may be better to stick with one voice – the child or adult. That way, people can better decide how to view your comments according to the one voice you pick. 😉

      April 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Radar

    Tornados scare me so.

    April 16, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. skrilla Gorilla

    I'm a butt buddy with my daddy. I am a bigot. I don't like black people.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. MJ Ornelas

    I know. Let's have a requirement in Arizona that everyone have an IQ higher than a cow's IQ. If they can't produce a test proving that their IQ is more than bovine, we herd them up and ship them off to an "unknown" location. Seriously, stop pretending that bigotry=patriotism. It doesn't. Obama was elected. He is your president now whether you voted for him or not. Show some respect, get a clue and grow up.

    April 18, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
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