February 2010

AGW: Science Fiction And Fear

February 28, 2010
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These two lines from Al Gore's latest jumped out. There was a time when science was respected for being rigorous and always seeking truth, no matter the result. That is being stood on its head by Gore and his gang green.

But the scientific enterprise will never be completely free of mistakes....

Bush: At Least With Me, America Had A Prayer

February 28, 2010
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Bush didn't frame it quite that way. He's shown more class than both Clinton and Carter in that regard. Both of them had been critical of Bush at times during his tenure in office. The former president simply pointed out that he used prayer to get him through difficult times.

FORT WORTH, Texas...

Can They Ram Through Health Care Reform?

February 27, 2010
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The New York Times looks at what details can be gleaned as regards potential votes for and against Obama's health care reform proposal. They stop short of saying it can't pass. But it doesn't look good for now.

WASHINGTON — The future of President Obama’s health care overhaul now rests largely...

Updated: Video – Violence Breaks Out At Tea Party

February 27, 2010
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Update: Image and video below via HuffPo, which term it a riot. Looks like a dumpster burning in image at right.

Oops, my bad. It wasn't a Tea Party event. I don't recall ever seeing a report where a Tea Party turned violent, even with all those extremists in attendance....

William Jefferson’s Sister, Niece Plead Guilty As Hell

February 26, 2010
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Now, there's an accomplished Louisiana political family for ya!

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sister of former U.S. Congressman William Jefferson and her daughter have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and tax evasion.

Betty Jefferson and her daughter Angela Coleman admitted Thursday they used political...

Predictably, Jobless Numbers Unexpectedly Rise, Again

February 25, 2010
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Until this year, I never appreciated the difference between predictable and expected. I think I got it, now.

Unemployment claims filed last week rose unexpectedly, coming in at 496,000, up 22,000 from the previous week.

Taken with other discouraging news released this week — record-low January new home sales and a...

Two Obama Comments May Cost Him Health Care Debate

February 25, 2010
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As Republicans frame the debate over health care as a matter of choice, do people want the government to decide their health care choices, or would they rather be free to make those choices themselves, Barrack Obama seemed to become testy twice during the early debate.

Any perceived arrogance around Obama's remarks...

Ahnold: Leave Barrack Alone!

February 25, 2010
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It's increasingly obvious that Ahnold took up body building to compensate for short-comings in another area. That, or all the roids over the years shriveled him up to nothing.

At this point, I'm thinking his wife must kick his azz up one side and down the other of the governor's mansion.

Arnold: Give...

Rep. Steve Israel (D) NY: Patterson Should Drop Out Of Race

February 25, 2010
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They are going to get rid of this guy no matter what. So much for democracy.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. David Paterson is under fresh pressure to drop his run for a full term this year after a report about a domestic abuse complaint against a top aide.

"I think it's become...

Oops: A Tax The Rich Failure

February 25, 2010
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Heard this on the car radio earlier and looked it up online. Montgomery County, Md decided to tax the rich two years ago with a millionaire's tax. There are now 216 fewer millionaires living, or filing taxes within the county and revenues actually dropped.

They never learn.

Montgomery County officials are wondering...

GOP Live Response To Health Care Kabuki

February 25, 2010
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I'm embedding a code from the GOP. It should carry the live response from their research team as the debate unfolds.

More California Legislative Brilliance

February 25, 2010
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The state of California is broke. Arnold and the legislature can't come to terms on anything. Their public pension fund is being investigated for investing in Iran.

So, what are they focused on?

A week long swearing ban. #%&#ing morons!

The resolution by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, was inspired by a...

Health Care ObaKabuki Already A Loss For Obama And Democrats

February 25, 2010
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At most, Obama can only hope to come away with a relatively marginal health care bill that doesn't come close to his unrealistic campaign promises.

President Barack Obama will use a bipartisan summit Thursday to push for sweeping health-care legislation, but if that fails to generate enough support the White House has...

Max “Booger Boy” Blumenthal Picks A Winner

February 25, 2010
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LOL Oh man, how embarrassing.

Unfortunately, the video report is incomplete. Did he flick? Opt for the pocket slip?

Or, did he, you know, run his finger just a bit too snugly over his lips when the camera wasn't looking? Inquiring minds want to know, did Max Blumenthal swallow? Money says he...

Head Of CA Mental Hospital Arrested For Molestation

February 24, 2010
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I swear, too many of these head doctors are more whacked out than half their patients.

The crimes were "not work-related," Zapalski said.

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Beverly Hills disowns Miss California contestant

February 24, 2010
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I'm thinking these beauty pagents are going to start including a whole new level of screening going forward. And it won't have anything to do with looks.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of Beverly Hills is outraged over a Miss California USA contestant who spoke out against same-sex marriage and...

Timing Is Everything In The Blogosphere

February 24, 2010
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So, this hits blogger's inboxes about 4:07 PM

Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP?

And at 4:20 PM via Andrew Sullivan and company at the Daily Dish.

Mental Health Break

Yes, well, as some might say, it's about time! lol

Temecula Valley First Inaugural Tea Party

February 24, 2010
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Via American Power blog.

For the second straight year, Southwest County conservatives will kick off their political year with a February "tea party" protest at Ynez and Rancho California roads.

While many of the causes uniting the group will be similar —- calls for lower taxes and more accountability from government —- the...

Colorado Springs Bans Puppet Cleavage

February 24, 2010
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Warning, link not safe for those offended by furry pink puppet cleavage. Puppets looking for love in all the wrong places? What is the world coming to?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Puppet cleavage has been ruled out for advertising posters in Colorado Springs bus shelters. Lamar Advertising rejected posters for a touring...

Vt Senate Votes To Close Nuclear Power Plant In 2012

February 24, 2010
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Well, I guess they can always burn some trees.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Senate has voted to block the state's only nuclear plant from operating after 2012.

Vermont is the only state in the country with a law giving its Legislature a say over a nuclear plant's relicensing. Wednesday's 26-4 vote...

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