miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2009

EFF Reform USA PATRIOT Act Repeal Telco Immunity

Rein in Government Spying: As Congress begins to consider renewing sections of the USA PATRIOT Act that are set to expire at the end of the year, we have a unique opportunity to press Congress for new civil liberties protections to shield ordinary Americans against government spying.


How the GOP Scares Grandma With Lies

Once the party of fiscal sanity, the Republicans are now wailing that the Democrats health-care plan cheats seniors out of money.

Matt Miller on the rights shameless gambit.


VFW Members Duct Tape Flag Burner to Pole

Drunk guy decides burning a flag belonging to the VFW is a good idea.

VFW tracks him down and gives him several options. Man decides being duct-taped to a pole w/ a sign is much better than (what I would guess) getting his @ss beat and/or arrested for destruction of property/vandalism.


GOP Rep Trent Franks Calls Obama An Enemy Of Humanity

A Republican member of the House of Representatives accused President Barack Obama of being "an enemy of humanity" during a conservative values forum this past weekend.

In a speech Saturday before the How to Take Back America conference, Rep. Franks (R-AZ) delivered a barn burner speech replete with inflammatory swipes at the president.


martes, 29 de septiembre de 2009

The dead end kids

The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent -- a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. -- meaning millions of Americans are staring at the likelihood that


10 Odd Economic Indicators Hot Waitresses Mens Underwear

It's hard for the lay person to wrap one's brain around the rise or fall of GDP, new residential sales, money supply, and other traditional economic indicators.


Military may let women serve on submarines

Ok, this doesn't mean serve food and drinks folks. This is equal opportunity, the way it should be. Nancy Duff Campbell, an advocate for expanding the role of women in the U.S. armed forces, said it would be easy to resolve problems associated with so-called "hot-bunking."


Obama Facebook Poll Asks Should Obama Be Killed PHOTOS

A poll has been posted on Facebook asking users to vote "should Obama be killed?" The responses include: "yes," "maybe," "if he cuts my health care," and "no."See a screen shot of the poll below:


RightWing Conference Why Obama Is A Nazi

At the How To Take Back America Conference last weekend, conservative speaker Kitty Werthmann led a workshop called How to recognize living under Nazis & Communists. Announcing the panel in a column preceding the conference, talk show host Janet Porter gushed how Werthmanns description of Austria in the 1930s is a mirror to America today


lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2009

Iran testfires missiles amid nuclear tension

Iran test-fired missiles on Sunday to show it was prepared to head off any military threat, four days before the Islamic Republic is due to hold rare talks with world powers worried about its nuclear ambitions.

http://www.canada.com/technology/Iran test fires missiles amid nuclear tension/2038096/story.html

Released Video Shows Teen Being Beaten to Death

Police and witnesses say the melee was a culmination of a simmering rivalry between two groups of Fenger students, one that lived near the school and the other from the Altgeld Gardens housing development.


domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2009

G20 2009 Police Attack Students at University of Pittsburgh

Police used teargas pepper spray and rubber bullets against University of Pittsburgh students during the Pittsburgh G20 Summit.


Boehner Constituent Died Of H1N1 Didnt Have Insurance

A 22-year-old constituent of House GOP leader John Boehner died of swine flu this week. A woman who knew her said that she had resisted getting treatment because she didn't have health insurance.


sábado, 26 de septiembre de 2009

Weak Dollar Equals Strong Stocks

A weak dollar contributing to a strong stock market and economy may make investors feel like they're living in some type of Wall Street Bizarro World.

But for policymakers, the relationship is just fine for now.


Iran Reveals Existence of Second Uranium Enrichment Plant

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 -- The government of Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant for making fuel, the nuclear watchdog agency said Friday.


Elementary School Students Reportedly Taught Songs Praising

Nearly 20 young children are captured in an online video as they sing songs that overflow with campaign slogans and praise for President Obama.


Alleged terror threat seen as most serious since 911 atta

Security analysts say allegations of a plot to use peroxide-based explosives " similar to those used in the July 2005 bombings of three London subway trains and a bus by operatives linked to al-Qaeda " represents one of the most advanced bombing plots against the United States since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, that killed nearly 3,000 people.


How does interpretation work at the United Nations

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi delivered a rambling address to the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday morning, calling Barack Obama "our son" and railing against the U.N.

Security Council. He spoke not in Arabic, Libya's official language, but a local Libyan dialect. Does the UN have an interpreter for every dialect in the world?


viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2009

The Biggest Government Bailout Is Yet To Come

"If you've got me," Lois Lane once asked Superman as he flew to her rescue, "Who's got you?" We could point that same perplexed question at the U.S. government and its ranks of overwhelmed financial agencies, which are now in bigger danger than the nation's banks ever were.


Palin Attacks President Obama on Foreign Soil During Wartime

Claiming to speak for Main Street USA, and the "little guys" ignored by Washington and Wall Street, Palin launched into what she claimed to be "common-sense conservatism".

She delivered long but not very eloquent diatribes against politicians in general as well as government interference in the economy, the health care plans of US President ...


11 Ways to Slash Your Insurance Costs

In this economy, everyone is looking for creative ways to save money.

These tactics can save hundreds on auto, home, life and long-term-care premiums.


UN Approves Nuclear Curbs Grow Impatient with Iran

World leaders have backed a landmark resolution calling for a world without nuclear weapons at a United Nations Security Council hosted by Barack Obama.


Ze Frank Throws a Tea Party [Vid]

Ze Frank laments that it's tough to throw a tea party these days, and his little party turns ugly fast.


Glenn Beck Throws A Live Frog Into Boiling Water

FOX's Delusional Glenn Beck Boils & Kills A Frog On Live TV? - 09/23/09


jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2009

Census Worker Hanged Found With Fed On Body

The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S.

Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery, and a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the word 'fed" was scrawled on the dead man's chest.


OMG Obama Said World and then Order

Matt Drudge's headline for Barack Obama's U.N. speech is ominous: "WORLD ORDER."


AntiACORN Bill also blocks funds to Defense contractors

The congressional legislation intended to defund ACORN applies to "any organization" that has been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws, campaign finance laws or filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency.

The first two organizations that it applies to: Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman


The Rights of Corporations

The Supreme Court should recognize that the constitutional rights of corporations should be very limited.


Sydney turns red dust storm blankets city

Sydney, Australia woke up to the apocalypse today: the entire city was red.


GOP senators declare war on Net neutrality

Six Republican Senators have introduced an amendment that would block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing its recently announced Net neutrality policy.


miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2009

7 Strange Animals Bred for Business Purposes

Breeders around the world covet certain animals for their economic potential.

Some produce a lot of meat. Some are iridescent. Others fit well into small spaces.


Federal Reserve rejects request for public review

The institution which creates and oversees America's currency wants to keep a "low profile," according to a published report on Monday, and may willing to dodge the U.S.

Treasury in order to do so.


Japan effectively scraps death penalty

Capital punishment has been unofficially scrapped in Japan with the appointment of a left-wing justice minister who is an outspoken opponent of the countrys controversial system of secret executions. Japan is the only industrialized democracy, apart from the United States, to maintain capital punishment.


Job Cuts in the Car Industry Graphic

The car industry crisis deepens with the announcement of the latest job cuts taking place in Europe.


Scarborough denounces rightwing hatred

MSNBC morning show host Joe Scarborough went on the attack against right-wing "hatred" Tuesday and declared he would be putting together a "conservative honor roll" to reward GOP politicians who denounce the rhetoric of commentators like Fox News' Glenn Beck. -=/W VIDEO=-


GOPer If Boys Know Porn Turns Them Gay They Wont Buy It

This weekend at a gathering of conservative activists, Sen.

Tom Coburn's (R-OK) chief of staff Michael Schwartz argued that "all porn is homosexual porn, because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards," adding that if boys know porn will make them gay, they'll never touch it, taking advantage of what Schwartz sees as a natural homophobia.


martes, 22 de septiembre de 2009

The Return Of McCarthyism Hysteria In Action On The Right

Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are paving the way for a return of McCarthyism with their hysterical and shrill denunciations of President Obama and his administration as secret Communists and Marxists and Fascists who actually hate America and are trying to destroy it from the inside.

This video illustrates it nicely!


Music teacher jailed for lesbian affair with pupil

Helen Goddard, a public school mistress who was ''pressured'' into a lesbian affair by a 15-year-old pupil, wept as she was jailed for 15 months.


How US Removed Half a Ton of Uranium From Kazakhstan

New documents and interviews provide the fullest account yet of this covert operation to remove the dangerous uranium from Kazakhstan and fly it to the United States.

When it was over, the U.S. government paid Kazakhstan about $27 million for the cache.


The Terrifying Moment Bear Savages 9 people in Japan

This was the terrifying moment a bear went on the rampage attacking nine people at a bus stop in Japan, leaving four seriously injured.


The Funniest Protest Signs Of 2009

A while back we collected the funniest protest signs from town halls, but we realized that wouldn't do it--there have been so many protests since then! We set to work to find the best of the year, but we need your help!


Green Ranking of Americas Top 500 Corporations

Newsweek's environmental ranking of America's 500 largest corporations.


domingo, 20 de septiembre de 2009

Tea Party Organizer Is Epitome Of Privilege Video

This exclusive clip is from the latest episode of "Bill Moyers Journal" which airs tonight.

In the episode, Moyers goes after FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey -- one of the key figures using large industry donations to fund "Tea Party" rallies around the country, such as the the 9/12 march in Washington DC last week.


Ahmadinejad says Holocaust a lie Israel has no future

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a lie Friday, raising the stakes against Israel just as world powers try to decide how to deal with the nuclear ambitions of an Iran in...


sábado, 19 de septiembre de 2009

NYTimes Harvard shpws 45000 die due to lack of insurance

A study by researchers from Harvard Medical School says the lack of insurance coverage can be tied to about 45,000 deaths a year in the United States.


Jon Stewarts Extended Interview with Bill Clinton

The former president talks health care reform, his meeting with Kim Jong-il and the Clinton Global Initiative.


Paperless tickets for major events clip scalpers out of deal

Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. has developed a new way to resell tickets that shuts out the brokers and scalpers it has long scorned, and instead keeps the profits for itself, musicians and venue owners. ...

Bruce Springsteen, Trent Reznor and Joe Pa approve.


Barack Obama surrenders to Russia on Missile Defence

Promising "Peace in our time", Obama gives in to Russian demands.


viernes, 18 de septiembre de 2009

Obama Kills Missile Defense for Poland and Czech Republic

President Barack Obama phoned the Czech prime minister to discuss a controversial missile defense system, a spokesman said Thursday, and told the premier he will shelve the plan that has so angered Russia.


The Best Times to Make 14 Major Purchases

Here are 14 examples of big purchases and their ideal buying times to get you started saving cash.


Chief Justice John Roberts and His Activist Court

Don't expect conservative Republicans to object if the Court rules that limits on campaign spending by businesses and advocacy groups incorporated as businesses are a violation of the First Amendment's free speech guarantees.


Bill OReilly Backs Public Option VIDEO

Bombastic Fox News host Bill O'Reilly made a rather notable policy pronouncement on Wednesday's show: he supports the creation of a government-managed health care plan if it provides working Americans with an affordable option to other private insurance plans.

In other words, he supports the public option now being....


jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2009

Jimmy Carter Wilsons Outburst Based On Racism

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter says Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama last week was an act "based on racism." Carter says Wilson's comment was part of an "inherent feeling" of some in this country who feel that a black man should not be president.


TMobile backs off plan to charge 150 for paper bill

Following a torrent of customer complaints and bad publicity, T-Mobile has abandoned a plan to charge any customer wanting a paper bill $1.50 per month.

While the news is being cheered by many T-Mobile customers, it's not going to be as popular with others who praised the extra fee as an environmentally sound inducement to reduce paper use.


Birther Queen Orly Taitz Im Like Mandela

In an interview with TPM just now, Birther evangelist Orly Taitz fired back at Clay Land, the U.S. district court judge who tore apart Birtherism and threatened Taitz with sanctions in an order today, saying that "somebody should consider trying [the judge] for treason and aiding and abetting this massive fraud known as Barack Hussein Obama."


An Unbelievable Display Of Racism Extremism Against Obama

Socialist, Nazi, Muslim, Anti-Christ, Non-Christian, Hitler, Baby Killer.

Those are just some of the choice descriptions the far-right extremists interviewed on camera Saturday (many who are clearly uneducated) uttered when discussing President Barack Obama. This nine minute documentary is unreal.


Constitutional Amendment to Criminalize Birth Control

Yes, the state that brought you Bush v.

Gore, the sex offender colony under the bridge, and the shoot-first-ask-questions-later legislation known as the "Stand Your Ground Law" has another idea up its sleeve. And this one's for the ladies.


British Unemployment Hits 14Year High

The number of unemployed climbed by 210,000 to 2.47 million people in the three months to July -- the highest level since May 1995 -- despite tentative signs of economic recovery.


miércoles, 16 de septiembre de 2009

Bernanke says recession very likely over

By Alister Bull and Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday that the worst U.S. recession since the Great Depression was probably over, but the recovery would be slow and it would take time to...


Tea Party Leader Obama Is An Indonesian Muslim

"Tea Party" leader Mark Williams appeared on a CNN panel on "Anderson Cooper" last night and promptly set to work discrediting himself and his movement.

Williams denounced those carrying blatantly racist signs against President Obama during the tea parties then Cooper corners Williams with a quote from his blog.


No Vein Found for Lethal Injection Even With Inmates Help


Ted Strickland ordered a week-long reprieve for 53-year-old Romell Broom Tuesday after the execution team couldn't usable veins for the lethal injection -- even when Broom tried to help. Broom was sentenced to die for the rape and slaying of 14-year-old Tryna Middleton in 1984.


Startups Launch Seeking Riches at TechCrunch50

TechCrunch50, the Silicon Valley startup conference spun out of the popular, namesake technology blog, has become one of the prime spots for aspiring


Exclusive Gypsy cop gets taken down by KopBusters

A former small town Texas police chief who worked for over a dozen departments in the state is in jail on charges that he solicited a minor and attempted to possess child porn.

Even more interesting: The police arrested him with the help of an as-yet-signed reality show called 'KopBusters', a 'To Catch a Predator'-style show that focuses on police.


The Most Frugal Cities in the US MAP

We all know that Americans have cut back on their spending during the recession but where are they cutting back the most? Comparing 20 cities across 25 discretionary categories we found that five cities spend less than the national average and cut more of their spending (yr over yr) than the national average.


martes, 15 de septiembre de 2009

Obama calls Kanye a jackass

ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview.

This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.


Former IL Gov Blagojevichs key adviser found dead

Christopher Kelly, a key figure in the federal corruption investigation of former Gov.

Rod Blagojevich, is dead, sources said. Kelly died of an apparent "aspirin overdose."


Rachel Weiner 912 Tea Party Photo False Image Spread By A

Tea Party protesters trying to tout the size of their march on Washington last weekend have been passing around a photo of a packed National Mall.

But the picture is years old.


US Dependency on Foreign Oil Infographic

Until we find the renewables capable of replacing fossil fuels, oil and gas will remain the world's most important commodities, meaning the US will continue to import great volumes from overseas.

But just how reliant is the US on the importing of foreign oil?


Ballsy protester is ballsy

A brave man walks through the teabagger protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC, with a large sign that reads "Public Option Now"


lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2009

82 pics from Glenn Becks 912 Project rally in DC

Here are some of the signs and banners I saw today at Glenn Beck's 9/12 Project.


domingo, 13 de septiembre de 2009

Surprise winner of Obama stimulus spending gun industry

Police departments are using some of the stimulus money to arm up, helping to make Obama 'gun salesman of the century.' Take the city of Jeffersonville, Ind.

Police there are spending $63,000 of their stimulus bill money to buy 74 new assault rifles for their police cruisers.


How Marijuana Became Legal CNN

Medical marijuana is giving activists a chance to show how a legitimized pot business can work.

Is the end of prohibition upon us?


sábado, 12 de septiembre de 2009

Eight Years After 911 Why Osama bin Laden is a Failure

The 9/11 attacks killed hundreds of Americans, but failed to launch al-Qaeda's anticipated revolution anticipated.

The movement remained on the margins even as the Iraq invasion fueled growing anti-American feeling in the Muslim world


School that banned Obama speech will bus kids to Bush speech

The Arlington Independent School District in Texas decided not to show President Obamas address to students live yesterday because it reportedly didnt want to interrupt its regularly scheduled lesson plans.

However, the district has now decided to bus its students off-campus on Sept. 21 to hear President Bush speak. Texas FTL.


viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2009

FLASHBACK You Lie Yeller Smeared Stroms Illegit Daughter


Joe Wilson (R-SC) had to apologize last night after yelling "you lie!" at Obama during his nationally televised health care speech. It's not the first time Wilson's emotions got the best of him and he was forced to apologize. Wilson previously had to apologize to Sen. Strom Thurmond's illegitimate daughter after smearing her for speaking out.


Can a mere domain name be defamation Glenn Beck says yes

Hugely popular conservative talker Glenn Beck has sicced his lawyers on a satirical website that's been up for a week, but the attorneys may have a point on this one.

The site, called glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com, toes the line on defamation and may have stepped across it.


Proof That Rep Wilsons You Lie Was A Lie

During President Obama's speech, Rep.

Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted "you lie!" when President Obama insisted his plan would not provide health coverage to illegal immigrants. In reality, Rep. Wilson is the liar...


Obama Doubles Down on Health Care


Obama's speech was less about persuading the public than it was a political pep talk to this Beltway constituency. He hopes to buy enough political breathing space with a bump in the polls"however short-lived"to steel their nerves to power ObamaCare into law. The only way to stop it now is with a giant wave of popular opposition.


Idiot Girls Rescued From Fake Big Brother After Two MONTHS

Nine young women tricked into joining a fake reality show and kept isolated for two months were rescued by the gendarmerie Tuesday.


jueves, 10 de septiembre de 2009

Mother furious high school coach had her son baptized

The mother of a Kentucky high school football player is furious over the Christian baptism of her son during what he said was supposed to be a school outing for a steak dinner and motivational speaker.


R Grim Priceless How The Fed Bought The Economics Professi

The Federal Reserve, through its extensive network of consultants, visiting scholars, alumni and staff economists, so thoroughly dominates the field of economics that real criticism of the central bank has become a career liability for members of the profession, an investigation by the Huffington Post has found.


GOP Lawmaker Duvall Resigns After Sex Bragging

That was quick.

California GOP lawmaker Mike Duvall resigns from office after his bragging to a colleague about his sexual exploits was picked up by a hot mic and leaked to the media.


GOP Family Values Reps Graphic SexBragging Caught On Tape

A married California Republican state lawmaker and family values champion is caught on a hot mic telling a colleague, in graphic terms, about his affairs with two women, one of whom is an energy lobbyist.


Verizon Wireless Sponsors AntiEnergy Bill Right Wing Event

Verizon Wireless sponsored a rally in West Virginia on Labor Day that was organized by climate bill foes and which was attended by conservative FOX News personality Sean Hannity and controversial guitarist, Ted Nugent.

Several environmental groups, including NRDC and Greepeace USA had asked Verizon Wireless to pull from the event.


GOP Rep Wilson Yells Out Lie During Obama Health Care Spee

During President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight regarding health care reform, Republican Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) yelled out "you lie" when the President said his health care bill would not mandate coverage for illegal immigrants.



miércoles, 9 de septiembre de 2009

SudanWoman Journalist Jailed For Wearing Trousers

Sudanese woman journalist Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein was sent to jail after she refused to pay a 500 Sudanese pounds ( 200 US dollars) fine imposed by a court on Monday for wearing trousers, deemed indecent by Sudanese Islamic law.

She was taken to the prison for women in Omdurman.....


The Top 5 ReccessionProof Jobs Chart

The Top 5 Reccession-Proof Jobs (Chart)


An Offended Mother on Pres Obamas Speech to School Kids

And now you want kids to avoid hearing a speech encouraging their personal responsibility to obtain a good education? Just stop. And stay the hell away from my kids, you frightened, bigoted, crazy freaks.


WTF Baby dies in baseball bat attack in church

One man's anger over a washer and dryer led to the death of a 14-month-old girl at a Minnesota church.

Talk about some serious lifelong regret.


Wealth Distribution Around the World MAP

The way that wealth is distributed in a country is indicative not only of the health of its economy, but also the well being and standard of living of its citizens.

Here we show how distribution of income looks across the globe, with notations for the countries living in extreme poverty.


Wealth Distribution Around the World MAP

The way that wealth is distributed in a country is indicative not only of the health of its economy, but also the well being and standard of living of its citizens.

Here we show how distribution of income looks across the globe, with notations for the countries living in extreme poverty.


Wealth Distribution Around the World MAP

The way that wealth is distributed in a country is indicative not only of the health of its economy, but also the well being and standard of living of its citizens.

Here we show how distribution of income looks across the globe, with notations for the countries living in extreme poverty.


Wealth Distribution Around the World MAP

The way that wealth is distributed in a country is indicative not only of the health of its economy, but also the well being and standard of living of its citizens.

Here we show how distribution of income looks across the globe, with notations for the countries living in extreme poverty.


For Netflix CEO Change Is Just A Channel Thing

Reed Hastings brought you those ubiquitous red envelopes.

Now he's planning to make them obsolete....


For Netflix CEO Change Is Just A Channel Thing

Reed Hastings brought you those ubiquitous red envelopes.

Now he's planning to make them obsolete....


For Netflix CEO Change Is Just A Channel Thing

Reed Hastings brought you those ubiquitous red envelopes.

Now he's planning to make them obsolete....


For Netflix CEO Change Is Just A Channel Thing

Reed Hastings brought you those ubiquitous red envelopes.

Now he's planning to make them obsolete....


When Bush spoke to students Dems investigated held hearing

The controversy over President Obama's speech to the nation's schoolchildren will likely be over shortly after Obama speaks today at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia.

But when President George H.W. Bush delivered a similar speech on October 1, 1991, from Alice Deal Junior High School


martes, 8 de septiembre de 2009

Capitalism is evil says new Michael Moore film

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Capitalism is evil.

That is the conclusion U.S. documentary maker Michael Moore comes to in his latest movie ''Capitalism: A Love Story,'' which premieres at the Venice film festival Sunday. Blending his...


Samoa drivers brace for left turn

The Pacific island nation of Samoa prepares to move traffic from the right to the left side of roads, a move that has angered many residents. Cars are going to crash, people are going to die - not to mention the huge expense to our country



Republican hypocrisy once again at play. Clearly their cup runneth over with hypocrisy as they continue to dish it out in abundance.


lunes, 7 de septiembre de 2009

Florida Republican Chair politicizes school attacks Obama

There once was a political operative who loved to tell crowds he had a simple way of explaining to children the difference between Republicans and Democrats.

That man is Jim Greer who, as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, claimed school is no place for politics and Obamas indoctrination. Ah..jokes about Hillary Clinton to schoolkids.


Fire no longer threatening LAarea communities

With one of the largest wildfires in Southern California history nearly half contained, authorities were pressing forward with their investigation to try and determine who set the deadly blaze.


domingo, 6 de septiembre de 2009

Unemployment Rate Rises to a 26Year High

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers cut a fewer-than-expected 216,000 jobs in August, the government said on Friday


sábado, 5 de septiembre de 2009

Texas to write Gingrichbased high school Historyfor all

The GOP-controlled State Board of Education is working on a new set of statewide textbook standards for, among other subjects, U.S.

History Studies Since Reconstruction. And it turns out what the board decides may end up having implications far beyond the Lone Star State.


White House Withdraws Call for Students to Help Obama

President Obama's plan to inspire the nation's schoolchildren with a video address next week erupted into controversy Wednesday, forcing the White House to pull out its eraser and rewrite a government recommendation that teachers nationwide assign students a paper on how to "help the president," the Washington Times reported.


The Economist Mag Says We Should Go Easy on Sex Offenders

America has pioneered the harsh punishment of sex offenders.

It does not work and Human Rights Watch urges America to scale back its sex-offender registries.


Commentary Open your minds America

As people shout over each other and tune out diverging views in town hall meetings, the health care debate is proving to be symptomatic of a major ailment threatening our nation:


viernes, 4 de septiembre de 2009

Dear Conservatives Reagan preached tax cuts to schoolkids

The conservative freak-out over President Obama's planned speech to students urging them to stay in school and work hard is due to fears that Obama will use his platform as an opportunity to push his agenda on unsuspecting students.

Ironically, that's exactly what President Reagan did two decades ago.


Cell Phone Cash Maverick Coaching

Andy Bland checks out cell phone cash from Maverick coaching


Conservative media take a strong stand against learning

If there is anybody out there who still doesn't believe that the conservative media will attack President Obama no matter what he does, consider this: Right-wingers are telling children to skip school as a protest against Obama's encouragement of students to stay in school.


Obama Schoolchildren Speech Drives RightWing Batty

Yesterday, I noted that Florida's GOP Chair Jim Greer had heard about President Barack Obama intention to address the schoolchildren of America on the occasion of the start of a new school year, and went quite mental, warning darkly that the address was nothing more than a dastardly inculcation into socialism and a viral spread of liberal


Levis latest lambasting of Sarah Palin hits the newstands

Levi Johnston's new article in Vanity Fair, in which he dishes all manner of dirt against his almost-mother-in-law Sarah Palin, is a real tour de force of family dysfunction, private dirt, and all-around personal contempt.

One taste: "We all knew that she didn't know what to say on TV, and that when she was reading a script she was a phony."


jueves, 3 de septiembre de 2009

A look at Football Betting Tipsters

Football Betting Tipsters - is it worth subscribing to?


Rep Lynn Jenkins Laughs Off Uninsured Single Mother VIDEO

Elizabeth Smith, a 27-year-old Ottawa waitress, ...wanted to know what was wrong with a government-run plan for Americans who are currently uninsured.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins laughed and said, "A government-run program is going to subsidize not only yours but everybody in this room. So I'm not sure what we're talking about here."


Bartiromo Asks 44 yo Congressman If Medicares So Good Wh

And you wonder why people are confused about the health care debate.

What's particularly striking about this exchange is that, when offered the most clear and concise possible explanation for why 44-year old Anthony Weiner isn't on a government plan...


Under Fire Obama Shifts Health Care Strategy

Obama is considering detailing his health-care demands in a major speech as soon as next week, when Congress returns from the August recess.

And although House leaders have said their members will demand the inclusion of a public insurance option, Obama has no plans to insist on it himself, the officials said.


Bachmann We should make a covenant to slit our wrists

Yesterday, Rep.

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) declared that we should make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers against health care reform. . . We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesnt pass."Bachmann also claimed that many Americans pay more than half their income in taxes, adding its nothing more than slavery.


Why Democrats Are Losing on Health Care

They won't debate the proper role of government....

The right wants to have a debate over fundamental principles; elected Democrats seem incapable of giving it to them.


Teens in UK among worlds worst for drinking smoking

Drinking, promiscuity and a cycle of low aspiration mean Britain is becoming the 'bad parent' of the western world.


miércoles, 2 de septiembre de 2009

50000 Released Felons in Illinois Slip Through DNA Net

Felons freed without submitting DNA samples, potentially leaving many violent crimes unsolved.


martes, 1 de septiembre de 2009

Timecom Sees 164 Jump in Traffic from Digg

Time.com's traffic trajectory in 2009 has been skyward, thanks in no small part to a partnership with Digg.

The venerable newsweekly's Web offshoot has seen its audience balloon by 41% versus last year, landing at 6.7MM unique users in July. According to John Cantarella, Time.com's general manager, Digg's traffic to Time is up 164%