jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2009

Capandtrade will increase food prices

The cap-and-trade bill that passed the House and is still pending in the Senate will increase food prices by 4.5 percent by 2050 by encouraging landowners to re-forest 59 million acres of farmland by that time.

SecAg Tom Vilsack knows it and now wants to hide that inconvenient truth.


America Make This Resolution Move Your MoneyVideo huffpo

The idea is simple: If enough people who have money in the big four banks move it into smaller, more local, more traditional community banks, then collectively we, the people, will have taken a big step toward re-rigging the financial system so it becomes again the productive, stable engine for growth it's meant to be.

It's neither Left nor right.


Bankers Get 4 Trillion Gift From Barney Frank David Reilly

To close out 2009, I decided to do something I bet no member of Congress has done -- actually read from cover to cover one of the pieces of sweeping legislation bouncing around Capitol Hill.


miércoles, 30 de diciembre de 2009

President Obamas Audio Update On Northwest Terror Incident

President Obama's 'Audio' Update On Northwest Terror Incident - 12/29/09


President Obama Its Time To Fire the TSA

A reasonable response to the TSA's weak attempts to respond to the latest failed terrorist attack involving a plane - that it only punishes the public further while failing to provide any actual safety.


Police In IRAN run over protestervery Graphic

The Iranian government is covering a lot of news in and outside Iran, that they don't kill, they don't torture... � Khamenehei I wish you a long life full of suffering I wish you the worst possi


Russia to develop offensive weapons to keep balance with USA

Russia needs to develop "offensive strike systems" to preserve strategic balance with the United States, without producing its own missile defense, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.


The return of the Russian bear

After a devastating economic crisis Russia seemed to be changing its ways.

But an unexpected rebound in export prices has eased the pressure. As the boom gains strength, memories of tough times are fading fast.


2009 The Year of Right Wing Jihad against President Obama

2009 began with the inauguration of our new and first African American President, Barack Obama, and became the year that GOP and the Extreme Right Wing of the party became energized and very proactive in its goal to be destructive to our new President and his administration and policies by any means.


martes, 29 de diciembre de 2009

The JFK Photo That Could Have Changed History

TMZ has obtained a never-before published photograph which appears to show John F.

Kennedy on a boat filled with naked women -- it's a photo that could ...


Top 10 Worst Holiday Gifts for Employees

#8: The Taxable Gift - nothing says "Merry Christmas" like an email saying the value of your gift will appear on your W-2 as an income-related item. Sometimes it's better to get nothing at all... And yes, fruit cake did make the list.


Thai army deports Hmong to Laos

Thailand starts deporting thousands of ethnic Hmong back to Laos, despite international concerns for their safety.


ExGOPer Yep We Were Trying to Kill Health Care from Day 1

During his appearance yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Sen.

Arlen Specter (D-PA) appeared to give out some inside dirt from his days as a Republican -- alleging that the GOP plotted early to stop any bipartisan cooperation with President Obama, and to instead look towards the 2012 election.


lunes, 28 de diciembre de 2009

Clashes erupt in Irans capital

Iranian security forces and opposition activists clash in the capital Tehran, opposition sources say.


domingo, 27 de diciembre de 2009

Fireworks Set Off Aboard Airliner

A passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight Friday from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, caused a brief disturbance at the end of the trip by igniting several firecrackers, according to a Delta Air Lines spokeswoman.


British student held over alleged airline bomb attempt

Nigerian man reportedly linked to al-Qaeda in custody after foiled terror attempt on transatlantic flight to Detroit.


sábado, 26 de diciembre de 2009

Iraqi bomb blasts leave 23 dead

At least 23 people are killed and scores are wounded in a series of bomb blasts in Iraq, some targeting Shia Muslims.


viernes, 25 de diciembre de 2009

US Senate passed an 871 billion health care reform plan

Washington (CNN) -- The Senate has started the final day of deliberations on passage of a sweeping $871 billion health care bill.

A vote is expected shortly after 7 a.m. ET.The Senate health care bill cleared a third and final procedural hurdle Wednesday as Democrats successfully limited remaining debate time on the $871 billion measure.


Woman knocks down Pope at Christmas Eve Mass

A woman jumped the barriers in St.

Peter's Basilica and knocked down Pope Benedict XVI as he walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass on Thursday.


Senator cites blacks as disadvantage for his state

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow caught Sen.

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday seemingly arguing that his state's 31 percent African-American population puts him at a disadvantage -- and that it's a good reason not to support healthcare reform.


Dean If the Republicans hate it there must be some good

As health care reform grinds through Congress, the list of those opposing it has grown, and a week ago Howard Dean was among them.

But now Dean says he's defected from the "Kill the Bill" caucus, telling Rachel Maddow, "To see the Republicans up there carrying on the way they are, I basically concluded that maybe we should just pass this thing."


jueves, 24 de diciembre de 2009

CNSNewscom Rep Stupak White House Pressuring Me to Keep

Michigan congressman Bart Stupak, a pro-life Democrat, said the White House and the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives have been pressuring him not to speak out on so-called "compromise language" regarding taxpayer-funding of health plans that cover abortion in the Senate's health car


8 wacky holiday traditions from around the world

From mutant-goat like creatures in Austria, to black face in Belgium, everyone has their own unique traditions for the holidays.


Gunmen kill Mexico marine family

Gunmen kill four relatives of an elite Mexican marine who died during an operation targeting one of the country's most-wanted drug lords.


Osama bin Laden came within minutes of killing Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton came within minutes of being assassinated in the Philippines by terrorists controlled by Osama bin Laden, a new book has revealed.


Colombia to Chavez Maybe spy plane was Santa

Colombia's defense chief joked Monday that Venezuelan troops might have mistaken Santa's sleigh for a spy plane, dismissing accusations by President Hugo Chavez about drones flying over Venezuela.


miércoles, 23 de diciembre de 2009

Being naked at home is a John Dillingeresque crime

This is a follow up on the story of the man arrested back in October for being naked in his own home.

Erick Williamson was having a cup of coffee in the buff one October morning. A mother and her 7-year-old son walked by on their way to school and saw him. Rather than averting their eyes, they decided to call the police. He has now been convicted.


The unexpected power of 10 to 20

Gary Ribble would not be able to read this story if not for people like you.


Rep Parker Griffith switches to GOP POLITICOcom

POLITICO learns Rep.

Parker Griffith will announce today that hes switching parties to become a Republican.


Brazil Kidnapped Boy Should Be Returned to US Dads Custody

Brazil's chief justice on Tuesday ruled in favor of a U.S. man who has pursued a five-year court battle to gain custody of his son.

According to the court's Web site, Chief Justice Gilmar Mendes ruled David Goldman's 9-year-old son must be delivered to him by the boy's Brazilian relatives, as a federal court ordered last week.


Councilman under fire for atheism

Cecil Bothwell, a member of the Unitarian Universalist church, declined to mention God in his swearing-in ceremony.

Angry conservatives say his stance violates the state constitution.


CIA used Lithuania black sites

Lithuania hosted at least two secret CIA prisons for terror suspects until 2006, an official Lithuanian inquiry finds.


martes, 22 de diciembre de 2009

Dem Health Care Bill Foes Rightwing Militias and Aryans

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse accused opponents of the Health Bill of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups.


Adoptive Parents Take This Kid Back Before He Kills Us

Tony and Melissa Wescott say they love their 11-year-old adopted son, but they're afraid of him.

He tried to burn the house down, and he hides butcher knives under his mattress. They're trying to return him to the state of Oklahoma, but the state is refusing -- saying adoptive parents shouldn't be treated differently from natural parents.


A Dangerous Dysfunction

The difficulty of trying to pass health care reform shows how dysfunctional the Senate has become.


Real Trees Favored over Pricey Fakes In Downturn

Home Depot Inc. and Lowe's Cos., the largest U.S. home-improvement chains, are stocking fewer fake Christmas trees as shoppers plan to save money by buying the real thing. "As the economy has gotten tougher, artificial trees have become more of a discretionary purchase," Craig Menear, Home Depot's executive VP.


Breaking filibuster Senate health care bill advances

A historic cloture motion succeeded on a historic piece of legislation Monday.


Global 2000 Worlds Most Profitable Companies Infographic

Where in the world are the most profitable companies and exactly how much money are they raking in? In 2008, the most profitable public company on the planet made enough profits to give every American citizen $146.81.


lunes, 21 de diciembre de 2009

Top dissident Iranian cleric dies

Senior Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Ali Montazeri, a fierce critic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dies, aged 87.


Chris Matthews Whats Wrong With the Word LiberalIm a L

Chris Matthews has finally admitted his is a liberal


Maine Repub Leaves Party Over Failure To Address Health Care

I have been very frustrated with the Republican Party in Maine, and nationally, for their failure to address the health care crisis in a meaningful way.

Nobody has all the answers, but the Republican Party has none when it comes to health care reform. This move is about the working people and our seniors who need action.


domingo, 20 de diciembre de 2009

Obama announces climate change deal with China other nation

President Obama announced what he called a 'meaningful and unprecedented' climate change deal with China and other key nations that was expected to be sealed before the president heads home from the Copenhagen summit late Friday.


Boy4lucky to be alive after crushed between two escalators

A four-year-old boy had his young age to thank after surviving a horrifying accident that saw him crushed between two escalators.The incident occurred when Stevie's mother turned her back and he sneaked between the two walkways, which were moving in opposite directions, in the Savacentre in Colliers Wood, south-west London.


McCain Refused To Give 30 Seconds During Iraq War Debate

Yesterday, Sen.

Al Franken (D-MN), acting on the orders of the Senate leadership, refused to grant Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) an additional moment to continue speaking on the Senate floor after his 10 minutes expired. McCain got a little cantankerous over the matter and now it looks like someone's a hypocrite...


sábado, 19 de diciembre de 2009

Obama Time for talk is over

Obama shreds his prepared schedule a few minutes after landing in Copenhagen.


Auschwitz death camp sign stolen

The infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland has been stolen, officials there say.


Obamas ratings sink on economy healthcare

High unemployment and a fractious debate over healthcare have combined to push down President Barack Obama's job approval ratings and highlight the potential for political dangers ahead.Obama, experiencing his first holiday season in the White House, finds himself at odds with some in the left wing of his own Democratic Party and losing the....


MSNBCs Ratigan Yells At Congresswoman VIDEO

MSNBC host spars with Rep.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) over health care. He accuses her of using talking points and says the interview is a waste of time.


Dubai Its All About Reputation Management

The bailout or handout from Abu Dhabi or whatever one wishes to call this transfer of money was necessary to shore up the reputation of the Emirates.


viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2009

Insurgents Hack US Drones

Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S.

Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations.


And the Decade Goes To

Anyone can pick a Person of the Year.

It takes a great historian to define the decade


Putting our economy in the hands of Chavez fans

These maniacs in Copenhagen are voting on your future: Chavez won a standing ovation for saying "our revolution seeks to help all people...socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that¢ï½ï½s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell....let¢ï½ï½s fight against capitalism and make it obey us."


Copenhagen conference in deadlock

The Fifteenth Conference of Parties (COP-15) taking place in Copenhagen is now deadlocked at last report, two days before its scheduled end.

The conference president has resigned, and the major excitement comes from Al Gore, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Mike Bloomberg bloviating as protesters scream about "climate justice."


White House as helpless victim on health care

Contrary to Obama's occasional public statements in support of a public option, the White House clearly intended from the start that the final health care reform bill would contain no such provision and was actively and privately participating in efforts to shape a final bill without it.


jueves, 17 de diciembre de 2009

The Final Solution PIC

Obama calls for the final solution on the Italian problem ...


Republicans Religion and the Triumph of Unreason

Something strange has happened in America in the nine months since Barack Obama was elected.

It has best been summarized by the comedian Bill Maher: "The Democrats have moved to the right, and the Republicans have moved to a mental hospital."


Sen Chuck Schumer calls flight attendent Bitch

Schumer has a flight to forget.


Views from inside US Military Machines

Views from inside U.S Military Machines


Bush officials spread bogus rumor blaming Gore on Bin Laden

White House emails reveal that top Bush Justice Department officials circulated a memo falsely blaming Al Gore for U.S. failure to get Osama bin Laden.

The apocryphal story, already debunked on snopes.com, was forwarded internally to administration personnel by John Ashcroft's deputy chief of staff, David M. Israelite.


Man wins lottery and then leaves wife who gets foreclosed

A Florida man won the lottery and then left his wife who has just had their house foreclosed on and is now out on the street .

It's very difficult indeed to know quite what reaction to have to this story: there are two bubbling around one


Time Names Bernanke Person Of The Year

Time magazine on Wednesday announced Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as its 2009 Person of the Year.


miércoles, 16 de diciembre de 2009

20000 evacuated as Philippine volcano oozes lava

The Philippines' most active volcano oozed lava and shot up plumes of ash Tuesday, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes and face the possibility of a bleak Christmas in a shelter.


Police Chief Says Legalize ALL Drugs Not Just Marijuana

The former top cop in Seattle notes a recent poll showing majority support for marijuana legalization but not for ending prohibition of other drugs.

The chief urges legalization advocates to consider how prohibition makes dangerous drugs even more dangerous for users and nonusers alike.


The WSJNYT Smackdown

This morning the New York Times' David Carr accused the Wall Street Journal of moving its news division to the right under the ownership of Rupert Murdoch. The WSJ's Managing Editor Robert Thomson responded.

Read it.


Marijuana Legalization Will Be on Californias 2010 Ballot

AlterNet has exclusively confirmed that the Tax Cannabis 2010 campaign in California has gathered the 650,000 signatures necessary to make it onto the November 2010 ballot.


martes, 15 de diciembre de 2009

81 Of Dems Want Lieberman Punished For Health Ca

More than 80 percent of Democrats say they believe Sen.

Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) should be stripped of his powerful chairmanship in the Senate if he ends up supporting a Republican filibuster of health care reform, according to a new poll.


White House to Reid Cut deal with Lieberman

The White House is encouraging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to cut a deal with Sen.

Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and eliminate the proposed Medicare expansion in the health reform bill, according to an official close to the negotiations.


Disaster and Denial

The Republican Party wont face up to the reality of what happened to the U.S. economy.

So its up to the Democrats.


Developing Nations Block UN Climate Talks

Representatives from 135 developing countries are demanding that rich nations discuss much deeper cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions, throwing the 192-nation U.N. climate summit into disarray.


Liebermans Medicare FlipFlop


Joseph Lieberman's abrupt announcement that he will sink the health-care bill if it includes a provision to expand Medicare has spurred a torrent of angry recriminations from Democrats -- and confusion among those trying to divine his motives.


FlipFlop Lieberman To Filibuster Plan He Supported In Sept

The latest change Joe Lieberman can believe in: support for a Medicare buy-in.

Lieberman was for the Medicare buy-in (since 2000) before he was against it (now). It's not clear exactly when the Lieberman of 2000 turned into the Lieberman of Dec. 14, 2009, but it looks like it wasn't too long ago -- he supported the plan in a Sept. 2009 interview.


10 Biggest White Collar Crimes In History

They may sit behind marble desks, wearing expensive suits, with their ties done up to 11 o' clock - but that doesn't mean they won't steal your cash! Heres our rundown of the most mind-boggling financial crimes in history (and how they were unraveled)


lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2009

The DoItYourself Economy

The Great Recession has forced companies to get leaner and more efficient, but without credit these companies cant grow.


Madoff Victim vs victim

Today the condominium is in contract to be sold.

Goldworth is living with his father in Manhattan and grateful to be back at the Corcoran Group selling homes again.


domingo, 13 de diciembre de 2009

Olbermann Furious at Selective Editing Selectively Edits

Keith Olbermann is furious at ABC's David Wright for "selectively editing" a clip from the Daily Show with John Stewart.

Olbermann called for Wright to be fired for this horrendous slight against journalistic integrity, then proceeded to selectively edit the same segment.


Dr Peter Watts SF writer beaten by US Border Patrol

Canadian SF writer Peter Watts was beaten without provocation and arrested by U.S. border guards on Tuesday.

He now faces a felony rap for "assaulting a federal officer". A legal defense fund has been set up.


sábado, 12 de diciembre de 2009

US House Passes Historic Wall St Reform Act

The US House of Representatives voted today to pass H.R. 4173, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 with no Republican support.

Sponsored by Barney Frank (D-MA), this bill would protect consumers and investors, provide for financial regulatory reform, and regulate the over-the-counter derivatives markets.


Sarah Palin Hedges On Agreeing To A Debate With Al Gore

Against the backdrop of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, former Vice President Al Gore and former sometime Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin have been nipping and tucking at each other over climate change science.


Charity Who Cares Infographic

Americans lead the world in charitable contributions, giving $300 billion a year to charities.

Sounds like a lot right? But this is just a drop in the bucket compared to the over One Trillion Dollars needed to keep US charities in operation, more than the US government collects in taxes.


Kucinich Over A Million Innocent People Died Based On A Lie

http://MOXNews.com/ December 10, 2009 C-SPAN


Tea Party Activists to Storm Senate Offices in Protest

We call this plan Government Waiting Rooms.

The intention is to go inside the Senate offices and hallways, and play out the role of patients waiting for treatment in government controlled medical facilities (despite the fact that there is no plan for the government to control any medical facilities).


viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2009

US Oil Demand as a Function of Security Threat Graphic

Currently, domestic production and consumption is drastically out of kilter with only a handful of states actually pumping out a significant amount of fuel for national consumption.


OMG Alan Grayson tells Dick Cheney to STFU


Alan Grayson (D-FL), the congressman who gained nationwide fame after declaring that the Republican plan for health care amounts to hoping that people "die quickly," has a few choice words -- or, rather, one choice acronym -- for former Vice President Dick Cheney: "STFU."


Volkswagen Officially Buys 20 Stake in Suzuki for 25bn

"Volkswagen has properly announced that it has "reached a common understanding to establish a close longterm strategic partnership" with Suzuki Motor Corporation.

The union means VW will buy 19.9% of Suzuki, then Suzuki will spend half the money they just received from Volkswagen reciprocating by buying VW shares."


OopsFox did it againmisreports TARP savings by 198billion

Earlier Tuesday, President Obama said that at least $200 billion had been saved from the TARP program, savings that he plans to use to help fund his new job creation initiatives.A few minutes later, Fox took that $200 billion figure and cut it by $198 billion, telling their audience in an on-screen graphic that the TARP savings would be just $2 bil


Who Destroyed Icelands Economy

Economic hit man John Perkins has confessed the sins of predatory politicians and analyzed the reasons for the current meltdown.

A reformed economist, he warns that returning to our "normal" blueprints for the global economy would prove disastrous.


Nobel peace prize Norwegians incensed over Barack Obamas s

US president's trip to Oslo to pick up peace prize in danger of being overshadowed by cancellation row


Peace Prize to a War President

A wartime president being honored for peace, Barack Obama said Thursday that criticism of his Nobel prize as premature might recede if he advances goals such as a nuclear-free world and tackling climate change.


jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2009

Senators Defeat Abortion Amendment in Health Care Bill

The Senate today rejected an amendment in the health care bill that would tighten restrictions on abortion coverage. Senate Majority Leader Reid says health reform is still possible this year. By a vote of 54-45, Senators dismissed the abortion amendment offered by Democratic Sen.

Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.


Daily Show Explores the SelfDumbing Down of Fox Friends

Jon Stewart last night took down Fox & Friends for using poll numbers on global warming -- more specifically, "climate gate" -- that added up to 120 percent.

Then he zeroed in on host Gretchen Carlson for playing dumb -- even though she was valedictorian of her high school class, graduated with honors from Stanford and studied at Oxford.


Marketers Pull All Tiger Woods Ads From PrimeTime TV

Marketers have pulled all Tiger Woods advertisements from prime-time television broadcast networks and 19 cable channels following reported extramarital affairs, according to data from Nielsen Co.


Global warming caused by suns radiation

Global warming is caused by radiation from the sun, according to a leading scientist speaking out at an alternative skeptics conference in Copenhagen.


Major storm moving east toward Rockies

The first major storm of the season was pounding the Western United States and was headed eastward Tuesday toward the Rockies in Colorado and New Mexico, the National Weather Service said.


miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2009

Man Defends Strange Story Of PornWatching Muslim Hijackers

A NASA employee who claims he witnessed a "dry run" by Muslim hijackers on a plane at Atlanta's airport last month told TPMmuckraker this morning he is standing by his story, despite several holes in the tale and the carrier's claim he was not even on the plane.


Man Defends Strange Story Of PornWatching Muslim Hijackers

A NASA employee who claims he witnessed a "dry run" by Muslim hijackers on a plane at Atlanta's airport last month told TPMmuckraker this morning he is standing by his story, despite several holes in the tale and the carrier's claim he was not even on the plane.


Ohio Man Faces First Execution by Single Injection

A convicted Ohio man on death row is expected to become the first person in the US to be executed with a lethal, single-drug injection.


Ohio Man Faces First Execution by Single Injection

A convicted Ohio man on death row is expected to become the first person in the US to be executed with a lethal, single-drug injection.


Senate Leaders in Tentative Deal to Alter Public Option

The Senate majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, said Senate leaders have a broad agreement on dropping a government-run plan from the health care bill, and that the Congressional Budget Office would review the implications of such a move on the budget.


Senate Leaders in Tentative Deal to Alter Public Option

The Senate majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, said Senate leaders have a broad agreement on dropping a government-run plan from the health care bill, and that the Congressional Budget Office would review the implications of such a move on the budget.


Senate Leaders in Tentative Deal to Alter Public Option

The Senate majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, said Senate leaders have a broad agreement on dropping a government-run plan from the health care bill, and that the Congressional Budget Office would review the implications of such a move on the budget.


Senate Leaders in Tentative Deal to Alter Public Option

The Senate majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, said Senate leaders have a broad agreement on dropping a government-run plan from the health care bill, and that the Congressional Budget Office would review the implications of such a move on the budget.


Helping Americans escape domestic violence abroad

Richard Branson, Yoko Ono and Doris Buffet are among the supporters of an organization that helps rescue Americans from domestic abuse they suffer while abroad.

The groups founder, Paula Lucas, knows personally the predicament of U.S. citizens in such situations. Few resources available when she was trying to flee an abusive husband in the UAE.


martes, 8 de diciembre de 2009

FOXNewscom Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took his GOP-blasting rhetoric to a new level Monday, comparing Republians who oppose healthcare reform to lawmakers who clung to the institution of slavery more than a century ago.


Gunfire at Iran protest rally

Gunfire is heard as Iranian security forces clash with opposition supporters in central Tehran, witnesses say.


McCain on Palin Shes irrelevant


John McCain is amused by critics who think Sarah Palin is irrelevant but continue to attack her anyway. "I think Sarah Palin has earned herself a very big place in the political scene. I'm proud of her. I am entertained every time I see these people attack her and attack her and attack her. She's irrelevant, but...


Ryan Grim GOP Would Require President Cabinet Staff To En

Senate Republicans opposed to a public health-insurance option intend to introduce an amendment Monday that would require not just members of Congress to enroll in any such plan -- but also the president, vice president, cabinet officials and all political staff.


lunes, 7 de diciembre de 2009

Palin Left Hawaii Because Asians Made Her Uncomfortable

Did Sarah Palin leave Hawaii because there were too many Asians? "...the presence of so many Asians and Pacific Islanders made her uncomfortable: "They were a minority type thing and it wasn't glamorous, so she came home."


sábado, 5 de diciembre de 2009

Voting for Discrimination


David Paterson was right to insist on a vote to legalize same-sex marriage during the current special session, but he was too weak to get the job done.


LOL Beck movie sells just 17 tix in NY Boston

Glenn Beck's tearful Christmas escapade was a huge bust in metropolitan areas.

Even in the politically charged DC, it sold only 30. Makes me want to cry..


Obama Redeclares War

Can he fight and win without the support of his political base? FTA: "About two-thirds of the way through, the speech degenerated into the faux eloquence that makes people listening across our nation want to gouge out their eyes and run screaming from the room."


Palin Goes Birther

During an interview on Thursday with conservative talk radio host Rusty Humphries, former Governor Sarah Palin joined the birther movement -- those who doubt the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate, thus calling into question the legitimacy of his presidency.


Free Speech Not always free

Ever since James Madison penned the First Amendment to the U.S.

Constitution, many Americans have mistakenly believed that those 45 liberating words entitle them to say anything anywhere at any time. They don't.


viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2009

The Pakistani Talibans War on Schoolchildren

Attacks on both boys' and girls' schools have panicked the populace but also given many young people a steely resolve.


Who killed the good doctor

Cloud of doubt and suspicion surrounding the death of a doctor who witnessed the torture of opposition detainees in Iran


Elizabeth Warren America Without a Middle Class

Can you imagine an America without a strong middle class? If you can, would it still be America as we know it?


Deadly hotel blast in Somalia [video]

A suspected suicide bombing rips through a graduation ceremony - killing at least 19 people including three government ministers - at a Mogadishu hotel in Somalia.


President Obama and President Pelosi Part Ways

Opposition to the Afghanistan troop surge is strong among the president's media allies and grassroots supporters.


jueves, 3 de diciembre de 2009

miércoles, 2 de diciembre de 2009

7 stories Barack Obama doesnt want told Politicocom

No one understands this better than Barack Obama and his team, who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers than the opposition.


Movement Under Way in California to Ban Divorce Yahoo New

SACRAMENTO, CA " Til death do us part? The vow would really hold true in California if a Sacramento Web designer gets his way.

In a movement that seems ripped from the pages of Comedy Channel writers, John Marcotte wants to put a measure on the ballot next year to ban divorce in California.


Cheney Bush Administration Not Responsible for Afghanistan

In an interview with the former Vice President Dick Cheney attacked President Obama over Afghanistan -- and also insisted that the Bush administration is not responsible for the situation in that country.


The battle for Afghan hearts and minds

Why are the Americans in our land? What can I say, we are powerless.


Obamas Afghanistan Speech What to Watch For

The key questions facing the president as he reboots the


Myths About Cyber Monday Vs Black Friday with infographic

Today, we have Cyber Monday, when turkey-bloated office workers purportedly return to work and spend the day looking for deals online.

But is Cyber Monday really the biggest online shopping day of the year?


An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore

"If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president.

Pure and simple. And with that you will do the worst possible thing you could do -- destroy the hopes and dreams so many millions have placed in you."


martes, 1 de diciembre de 2009

Health bills fail to block illegals from coverageWash Times

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants could receive health care coverage from their employers under the bills winding their way through Congress, despite President Obama's explicit pledge that illegal immigrants would not benefit.


Dubai Worlds Debt Not Guaranteed by Government

Dubai's government said it hasn't guaranteed the debt of Dubai World, the state-controlled holding company struggling with $59 billion in liabilities, and that creditors must help it restructure.


10 Ways to Prevent Pirate Attack Graphic

Oil tankers are floating gold mines, but they're starting to attract more and more unwelcome attention from pirates.

But there are steps these huge vessels can take to protect themselves...


Irish Police and clergy protected pedophile priests

Police officers, government officials and bishops of the Catholic church in Ireland have been harshly censured in a report on clerical child abuse over three decades in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

An official commission investigated 320 allegations against a sample of 46 out of 183 priests from 1975 to 2004..


lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2009

Switzerland votes on minaret ban

Swiss voters go to the polls later to decide on a proposal to ban the building of minarets in their country.

A symbol of Islam.


4 Police Shot Dead In Coffee Shop Ambush Near Seattle

Four sheriff's deputies were fatally shot Sunday in what police described as an ambush in a coffee shop near Seattle.


Confessed Teen Killers Social Networking Hobbies Killing

Police say that 15-year-old Bustamante confessed to the gruesome murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, whose throat was slashed and who endured multiple stab wounds; that Bustamante planned the crime in advance; that she hid the body; and that, as the AP summarizes, she did it "without provocation because she wanted to know what it felt like."


domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2009

Crude Oil Prices Tumble Below 75 Per Barrel

Crude oil prices tumbled Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, falling to nearly $74 per barrel on doubts of a strong economic recovery...


sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2009

WSJcom Opinion Europe How to Forge a Consensus

The impression left by the Climategate emails is that the global warming game has been rigged from the start.


Palin Tricked By Comedian Again Says Canada Should

At a recent stop on her "Going Rogue" book tour, Sarah Palin told Canadian comedian Mary Walsh that Canada should get rid of its public health care system.


Obama Pushes Lobbyists Off Federal Advisory Boards

the President issued Executive Order 13490, which bars anyone appointed by the President who has been a federally-registered lobbyist within the past two years from working on particular matters or in the specific areas in which they lobbied or from serving in agencies they had lobbied.

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Toughguy John Bolton hiding under his bed

John Bolton and his comrades love to run around accusing anyone who doesn't want to wage more wars of being an "appeaser" and "surrendering" to Terrorists, but Bolton's cry here is the ultimate, definitive surrender: I'm too scared of the Terrorists to go about my normal life.


Iraqi government sets up YouTube channel

"The opening of Iraq Channel on YouTube through this institution, the National Center for Information, will be one of the methods that we will adopt to connect with people globally and show the situation developing in Iraq," he said.


British policing has lost its way says top officer

British policing has lost its way amid Government targets, initiatives and new laws, the chief of inspector of police has said.


The White Houses unprecedented use of unprecedented

It became clear early in his administration that Barack Obama's White House is addicted to the "unprecedented."


Bissell Subcontracts Lousy Labor Practices

Should companies like Bissell be allowed to deny any wrong doing because they've subcontracted the labor force that works in a factory they own? Is it really worth someone else's safety and rights to make cheaper steam cleaners and vacuums?


1 In 4 US Borrowers Have Negative Equity On Their Homes

First the good news: The number of Americans who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are actually worth is not as high as many thought.

In August, First American CoreLogic reported that about one third of U.S. borrowers had mortgages that could be called "underwater."