sábado, 31 de octubre de 2009

Obama Twelve months on the star falls back to earth Amer

If there was a degree of dja vu for fans of Obama crammed inside a university athletic arena in Hackensack, NJ, the other evening, it was entirely deliberate.

They only had to close their eyes and listen to the deafening chants of "Yes We Can" to imagine they had been transported back to the heady days of a year ago when their candidate was


Top Court enters Washington marriage petition debate

The U.S.

Supreme Court blocked Washington state officials from releasing the names and addresses of those who signed a petition referring gay rights legislation to the November ballot. The ruling temporarily blocks a federal appeals court ruling that had ordered the release of the names. The Supreme Court order will remain in effect . . .


The GDP Mirage Why Data are Distorted

By overlooking cuts in research and development, product design, and worker training, GDP is greatly overstating the economy's strength


Claim NH cop being turfed for supporting pot legalization

A police officer who once confronted Sen.

John McCain about marijuana decriminalization is being silenced and possibly pushed out of his job with a New Hampshire police force for speaking out against marijuana prohibition, his supporters say.


House health bill clocks in at 1990 pages Politicocom

It runs more pages than War and Peace, has nearly five times as many words as the Torah, and its tables of contents alone run far longer than this story.


viernes, 30 de octubre de 2009

Googles Favorite Rocket Scientist

Google thought so much of rocket scientist, Karl Blanks that he became the first authorized consultant for a new Google tool.


The Growing Rift Between Libertarians and Republicans

Although a temporary truce between Libertarians and Republicans has been in effect for the Tea Parties, divisions over legalizing marijuana, domestic espionage, abortion, torture, gay marriage, the separation of church/state, immigration, and de-militarization are starting to toll. The schism between Libertarians and Republicans is widening.


Worried Iran Pilot Asks Passengers To Pray

A worried Iranian airline pilot asked passengers to start praying after his plane was hit by a technical glitch early on Thursday, highlighting once again the notorious record of Tehran's aircraft.


Lawyer CIA kept detainees alive to keep torturing them

According to human rights lawyer John Sifton, the CIA tortured detainees so severely that it had to take measures to keep them alive so they could continue being tortured.


jueves, 29 de octubre de 2009

Woman Attacked By Coyotes In NS Park Dies

A young Toronto-area woman has died in hospital from injuries sustained when she was attacked by a couple of coyotes while hiking in Cape Breton.


Shep Smith Apologizes For Lack Of Balance In Fox News Report

Shepard Smith apologized for a "lack of balance" on a story aired during his Fox News show today.

Reporter Shannon Bream was covering the campaign for governor in New Jersey when she snagged an interview with the Republican candidate Chris Christie, but when Smith asked her when she would interview the the Democratic candidate.....


Tax refugees staging escape from New York

New Yorkers are fleeing the state and city in alarming numbers -- and costing a fortune in lost tax dollars, a new study shows.


Boeing Dreamliner Delays Spelling Trouble

In a conference call last week announcing a $1.6 billion third-quarter loss, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney concluded, "We know we can and must do better on our development programs."


Schwarzenegger Flips Off Lawmakers in Hidden Message

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is ticked off.

He's tired of signing bills that doesn't address the pet causes he deems important.


Democrat Senator Likens Glenn Beck to Voldemort Video

In her opening remarks at a Homeland Security Committee hearing focusing on the policy "czars" that have been named by President Obama, an issue that has been a frequent topic on Beck's show, Sen.

Claire McCaskill refered to Beck as He Who Shall Not Be Named"


The CIA misled Congress five times since 2001

The Hill reports: The CIA misled Congress at least five times since 2001, according to Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.


miércoles, 28 de octubre de 2009

Iran to accept UN nuclear deal

Iran has said it will accept a UN deal on its nuclear programme, but only if "very important changes" are made, Iranian state media have reported.


Malaysian Suspension Bridge Collapses Kills Child

A Malaysian child is killed after a suspension bridge over a river in northern Perak state collapses, but 19 others are rescued.


French court convicts Scientology

A French court convicts the Church of Scientology of fraud, but stops short of banning the group from operating in France.


Experts Tigers fast dying out despite campaigns Yahoo

The world's tiger population is declining fast despite efforts to save them, and new strategies are urgently needed to keep the species from dying out, international wildlife experts said Tuesday.


US official resigns over Afghan war washingtonpostcom

When Matthew Hoh joined the Foreign Service early this year, he was exactly the kind of smart civil-military hybrid the administration was looking for to help expand its development efforts in Afghanistan.


Who Is Filing Bankruptcy Infographic

A look at the 1.07 million Americans who filed bankruptcy in 2008.


The Public Option With An OptOut Is In

The public option lives.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday that the bill he will bring to the Senate floor will include a public health insurance option that individual states could decline to participate in.


martes, 27 de octubre de 2009

Obamas fury at Baghdad bloodbath

US President Barack Obama condemns the outrageous attacks that left more than 130 people dead in Iraq's capital.


10 Money Saving Gadgets That Actually Help Save Money

With the recession still in full swing, now seems as good a time as any to investigate the potential of money-saving gadgets and devices.

While the market is flooded with products that claim to save you money, not all of them actually do.


Should You Move Salary Change Across the Country PIC

With the unemployment rate in the U.S. reaching new heights, many are forced to contemplate relocating to reduce their costs of living.

The graphic below showcases changes in salary across the country from the 4th quarter in 2008 to the 1st quarter in 2009, and spotlights those individual metropolitan areas with the greatest salary growth.


domingo, 25 de octubre de 2009

Ze Frank The History of Afghanistan in 3 Minutes

Ze digs deep into the history of the 'Graveyard of Empires' to offer a condensed timeline of Afghanistan from Genghis Khan to 9/11


US balloon mother admits hoax

The mother of a boy thought to have been swept away in a giant helium balloon has admitted the incident was a hoax, according to court documents.


sábado, 24 de octubre de 2009

Piesplattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian whose anything-for-a-chuckle career was built on 20,000 pies to the face and 5,000 live TV appearances across a half-century of laughs, has died.

He was 83.


War by remote What do you think

War by remote: What do you think?


The lucrative business of Obamabashing

Playing into Fox's hatefest is certainly stuffing Rupert Murdoch's pockets. But what could the White House's strategic objective be in dignifying their rantings with multiple responses?


Biggest Banking Brands By Region Graphic

It is common knowledge throughout the world that the Middle East is a hot bed of financial activity.

Yet, where as the regions banks may hold plenty of cash, what can be said about their brand value?


TARP figure confirms substantial pay cuts looming

TARP's Warren defends reported plans to slash executive salaries, calls pay excessive


Scientology Refused to Provide Evidence to Coroner

The Church of Scientology refused to provide records demanded by a coroner investigating the death of a soldier who committed suicide two days after finishing one of the church's intensive courses.

And yet they happily and publicly provide personal "confessions" from members who have left the cult.


McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality


John McCain (R-AZ) introduced a bill in the Senate on Thursday that would effectively allow Internet service providers to slow down or block Internet content or applications of their choosing.


viernes, 23 de octubre de 2009

44 Of Americans Think Marijuana Should Be Legalized

According to a recent Gallop Poll, support for the legalization of marijuana is at an all time high in the US...


Second Tallest Building in the World for Seoul South Korea

The Second tallest building in the world is already underconstruction! It will be completed in 2014 and will be LEED certified silver.


How Climate Change is Shaking Up the Business Lobby

Recent corporate abandonment of the national Chamber of Commerce (e.g., Apple) over the lobbying group's position on global warming point up the growing fissures and threats to the power (even the concept) of collective business lobbying.


Kill a Kid Take the Day Off

Here's another appalling story of how the police get treated one way and civilians quite another.

Dallas cop does 70 in a 40 mph zone without his lights or sirens on, hits a kid on a bike and kills him. His punishment: A day off from work. Without pay, I'm sure.


Natl Sec Network Slams Cheney Incompetent War Fighter

Retired General Paul Eaton, senior adviser to the National Security Network, has hit back hard at Dick Cheney a day after the former vice president criticized the Obama administration again for "dithering while America's armed forces are in danger."


US report says China engages in cyber warfare

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission today released a new report that it says details efforts by the Chinese government to engage in cyber warfare and espionage.


jueves, 22 de octubre de 2009

Iran Agrees to Draft Nuclear Proposal

Diplomats from Iran, the U.S., Russia and France agreed Wednesday to a draft proposal that would see Iran ship about 75 percent of it's enriched uranium to Russia by the end of this year.


5 Ways to Ruin Your Credit

Here are the five key gotchas and some ways to stay in the lending worlds good graces


Florida Womans Rape Called A PreExisting Condition By In

In 2002, Chris Turner, a health insurance agent from Tampa, Florida, was drugged and raped during a business trip.

That rape was called a "pre-existing condition" by several health insurance companies, which would have disqualified her for care.


The 8 Best Viral Advertising Videos of 2009 So Far

ere are the best viral marketing videos of 2009"so far.

Its only late October. Companies still have time to release new viral hits. Only time will tell what kind of random and fascinating content will hit the Web next.


Obama scolds Wall Street over reforms lending

By Caren Bohan NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama chastised Wall Street firms on Tuesday for resisting tighter regulations of their industry and said they had not done enough to boost lending to small businesses. Lashing out at the...


Chinas Underworld Goes on Trial in Chongqing

Call it China's trial of the 21st century.

Not since Mao Zedong's wife and her fellow members of the reviled "Gang of Four" were tried in 1980 has a courtroom trial so captured the attention of the nation.


miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2009

Blasts rock Pakistan university

Two suicide bombers have killed at least four people at a university in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.

In a telephone call to the BBC, a senior Taliban commander has claimed his movement was behind the bombings.


Sam Stein GOP Brand Has Declined Since Obama Took Office

Despite spending the last 9 months battering the president's agenda, the Republican Party has neither gained any traction with voters nor has it appreciably damaged the Democratic brand.


Holocaust denier sues Pembroke Pines survivor

A notorious Holocaust denier convicted of attacking Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel in an elevator has now set his sights on an 80-year-old Pembroke Pines woman whose memoir recounts her ordeal in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

In a lawsuit filed in Broward Circuit Court, Eric Hunt alleges that the "The Fifth Diamond: The Story of Irene W


Criminals Could Escape Trial Under New Rules

Persistent criminals could escape punishment even when there is overwhelming evidence against them under new plans allowing prosecutors to overlook minor offences, senior lawyers have warned.


Women in Somalia forced by hardliners to shake their breasts

Somalias hardline Muslim extremists have ordered women to shake their breasts to determine if they are wearing "un-Islamic" bras.


lunes, 19 de octubre de 2009

Brazil pledges Olympic security after Rio violence

Brazilian officials are insisting security won't be a problem for the 2016 Olympics despite drug-gang violence that plunged Rio de Janeiro into a day of bloody chaos just two weeks after it was picked to host the games.


domingo, 18 de octubre de 2009

Holy Crap Franken ANNIHILATES KBR attorney during testimony

In a follow-up to the "30 Republican Senators Don't Oppose Rape" story, here's Sen.

Al Franken's devastating grilling of an attorney representing Halliburton/KBR during Senate testimony after the vote.


sábado, 17 de octubre de 2009

Fox News Poll 43 Would Vote To ReElect President Obama

If the election were held today, 43 percent of American voters would back Barack Obama for president, according to a new Fox News poll.


Bank of America Posts a Loss and Misses Forecast

After reporting big profits over the last six months, Bank of America reported a net loss of $1 billion in the third quarter as growing numbers of consumer loans soured and the bank paid millions of dollars to wean itself off government life support.


viernes, 16 de octubre de 2009

Attacker slashed her throat but he could not silence her

Jennifer Schuett's search for the man who snatched her from her bed when she was 8, sexually assaulted her and left her for dead on top of an ant hill ended Tuesday with the arrest of a suspect.


US troop funds diverted to pet projects Washington Times

Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops.


Democrats launch attack on insurer exemption this unamerican

Lawmakers are stepping up their push to revoke a key federalfor insurance industry.


Interracial couple denied marriage license in Louisiana

A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.


jueves, 15 de octubre de 2009

Will Financial Reform Avoid Another Economic Meltdown

Smart Americans have two main questions about the financial industry reforms President Obama promised last Friday: First, will a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) prevent abuse of credit, savings and investment customers? But second, will any proposed regulatory reforms and oversight bodies prevent irresponsible behavior?


Why Do Conservatives Hate America

Somebody explain this to me: The president of the United States wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and Rush Limbaugh joins with the Taliban in bitterly denouncing the award? Why Do Conservatives Hate America?


Apartment residents told to take down flags

At the Oaks Apartments in Albany, the management can fly their own flag advertising one and two bedroom apartments - but residents have been told they can't fly any flags at all.


For many US wealthy housing crisis still a squeeze

Despite some signs that the worst of the U.S. residential housing crisis may be over, many wealthy homeowners are still being squeezed by the combination of weak home prices and the stock market...


Farmers Arrested Planting Hemp On DEA Headquarters Lawn

A group of civilly-disobedient hemp farmers and business leaders were arrested Tuesday morning while digging up the lawn to plant industrial hemp seeds at the headquarters of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Cultivating industrial hemp, the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana, is illegal under the "drug war."


miércoles, 14 de octubre de 2009

AlQaeda faces funding crisis

Al-Qaeda is in its worst financial state for many years while the Taliban's funding is flourishing, says the US Treasury.


UAE convicts US man for terror funding

A U.S. citizen of Lebanese origin has been sentenced by a United Arab Emirates court to 18 months in prison on terrorist charges relating to Israel and Iraq, newspapers reported on Tuesday.

Naji Hamdan was found guilty of funding...


BREAKING Key Senate Committee Passes Health Care Plan 149

The Senate Finance Committee passed a long-awaited $829 billion health care bill Tuesday by a 14-9 vote.


The question behind the Guardian gag order

The Parliamentary Question Carter Ruck and Trafigura don't want you to see.

Minton report: Trafigura Toxic dumping along the Ivory Coast.


Ford Recalls 45 Million Vehicles for Faulty Switch

Ford Motor Co. agreed to expand its largest-ever recall by about 4.5 million vehicles over a faulty switch linked to hundreds of vehicle fires.


martes, 13 de octubre de 2009

Maddow Its Obama Derangement Syndrome

Rachel Maddow puts a name to the affliction that has infected the President's most ardent critics: Obama Derangement Syndrome.


Woman arrested for breaking protection order w Facebook Poke

A woman has been arrested for "poking" someone on Facebook, the social networking website, facing up to a year in prison and fine of $2,500.


Reagan Sec of State Says Drug War Not Working

President Reagan's Secretary of State, George Shultz, said this week that the expanding movement to legalize drugs is "a distinctive statement by people that the present system is not working very well and they want to change it."


Chicago Police Cop Shot 24 Times in Self Defense

Though an autopsy shows he shot McKinney 24 times, the lawsuit alleges, he was not charged because Chicago police accepted his explanation that he'd acted in self defense.


lunes, 12 de octubre de 2009

Want better service Just complain on Twitter

Public relations and customer satisfaction departments may not answer their phones if you call, or even know the right answer if they pick up, but they're often monitoring every word that goes out on Twitter.

After all, if you say something on Twitter about their product, you're saying it in public, and that can be embarrassing.


Dish Profits

A look at the DISH Profits system - is it any good?


sábado, 10 de octubre de 2009

CIGNA Gives an FYou to a family previous told to Foff

A CIGNA employee gave the finger -- literally -- to a woman whose daughter died after the insurance giant refused to cover her liver transplant.


Men vs Women Financial Planning [INFOGRAPHIC]

Statistics show that men and women handle money differently.

While there are exceptions to every rule, men generally are better prepared for retirement, are more willing to put money into savings, pay off credit card balances in full and are more educated about investing.


viernes, 9 de octubre de 2009

Meet The Senators Who Voted Against The Franken Amendment

I think that all homo sapiens can understand how the mere thought of an organization that receives government money through contract mechanisms being tangentially involved in setting up a fake tax shelter for a fake pimp and his fake prostitution ring of fake prostitutes can justifiably lead to lawmakers going absolutely cross-eyed with white-hot,


Ignorance Incompetence Behind US Chambers Climate Blunder

So now America's biggest business lobby and late-night comic David Letterman have something in common: They have really, really embarrassed themselves.


Dylan Ratigan The Cost of Corporate Communism

The spike in unemployment, the destruction of retirement wealth, the collapse in the value of our homes, the worst recession since the Depression have all resulted directly from the abdication of proper government.


Wall Street Bonuses Likely To Remain Bigger Than Ever Busi

Here are some interesting results of a survey I received in my inbox today: eFinancialCareers.com surveyed 1,074 finance professionals in September about their bonus expectations.

Of the group, 83 percent anticipate receiving bonuses this year, while more than one-third of...


Chaos erupts as thousands jockey for federal aid

Detroit -- The lure of federal cash assistance for needy Detroit families sparked pandemonium Wednesday at Cobo Center, as hundreds of city residents pushed, jostled and trampled others in a rush to apply for the aid. 60,000 residents applied for the aid over two days, although the city will only be able to help about 3,400 families.


Chicago Violence Haunts ObamaGunControl Backers Left Cold

At least 47 school-age children in Chicago have been killed in homicides, mostly by guns, since the month President Barack Obama took office.


John McCain Can He Mend Fences with the Right

A year after his presidential defeat, John McCain is tussling again with Barack Obama -- and challengers from the Republican Party.


jueves, 8 de octubre de 2009

10 Business Ideas That Will Get Your Ass Sued Off

Winding up before a judge in court is never a good sign for your business . . . unless youre in the legal profession.

It can happen to anyone: the underdog, the top cat, the genius, the idiot, the slimy or the squeaky clean.


Egypt breaks ties with Frances Louvre Museum

Egypt announced on Wednesday that it has cut all cooperation with France's Louvre Museum until it secures the return of "stolen" Pharaonic antiquities in the latest row involving the exhibits of a major European institution.


Hey Rep Boehner Youre a Liar


John Boehner said last week he's still trying to find "one American" who favors a public option. Well here's more than 1,800 and they're from your district.


Nearly 10000 Worth of Meth Found in Potato Chip Bag

A routine traffic stop resulted in the seizure of what authorities say was nearly $10,000 in crystal meth on its way to Phoenix late last week.


White house hands out white doctor coats for photoop

WASHINGTON -- President Obama yesterday rolled out the red carpet -- and handed out doctors' white coats as well, just so nobody missed his hard-sell health-care message. In a heavy-handed attempt at reviving support for health-care reform, the White House orchestrated a massive photo op...


miércoles, 7 de octubre de 2009

10 Memorable Presidential Campaign Slogans

While todays presidential slogans are mostly indistinguishable combinations of the words America, leader, and change, that certainly wasnt always the case.

Here are 10 campaign slogans worth remembering.


Fox Newss Shep Smith Calls BS on GOP Senator on HC VID

In a segment just now with Sen.

John Barrasso (R-WY), Fox News's Shepard Smith gave a stunning argument in favor of the public option.


Congressional leaders fight against posting bills online

As Congress lurches closer to a decision on an enormous overhaul of the American health care system, pressure is mounting on legislative leaders to make the final bill available online for citizens to read before a vote.


Are Pentagon contracts funding the Taliban

A US military aid program that favors Afghan vendors is being used by the Taliban as an extortion racket to the tune of a projected $80 million in the last year.


So Why did You Leave Your Last Job

The words to strike fear into every person ever to set foot in an interview room.

Being asked why you left your job is always difficult.


What if oil werent priced in dollars

Robert Fisk's report in the Independent that the Persian Gulf countries are planning to stop pricing oil in dollars by 2018 and start using a basket of currencies instead has caused quite the big stir today.


martes, 6 de octubre de 2009

Insurance Company Cuts Its Workers Health Care Benefits

WellPoint health insurance company, which has encouraged its employees to lobby against health care reform, is now cutting their benefits.


Indonesian earthquake recovery begins [PICS]

The official toll currently is 609.

Helicopters dropped instant noodles and other aid to cutoff hillside communities that were without food for five days, as rescue workers gave up their search Monday for survivors from last week's massive Indonesian earthquake.


Man attacked by tiger at Calgary Zoo

Two men sneaked into the zoo at about 1 a.m. unnoticed. One suffered significant injuries.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/Charges pending Calgary tiger incident/2067393/story.html

GOP senators US not Israel should attack Iran

If you liked the fun we had in Iraq the GOP has found a way to have even more over in the Mideast!


Seven Ways to Fix the US Postal Service

Since the late 19th century, the unofficial slogan of the U.S.

Postal Service (it doesn't have an official one) has been guaranteed delivery through rain, sleet, or snow. Nowhere mentioned in that motto is a crippling economy or revenue and budget shortfalls.


Internet game pays cash for spotting real crimes via CCTV

The 'Internet Eyes' service involves players scouring thousands of CCTV cameras installed in shops, businesses and town centres across Britain looking for law-breakers.

Players who help catch the most criminals each month will win cash prizes up to 1,000.


The demise of the dollar

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning; along with China, Russia, Japan and France; to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency


lunes, 5 de octubre de 2009

Will California become Americas first failed state

California may be the eighth largest economy in the world, but its state staff are being paid in IOUs, unemployment is at its highest in 70 years, and teachers are on hunger strike.

So what has gone so catast


domingo, 4 de octubre de 2009

On Healthcare One Democrat With Backbone Rep Alan Grayson


Alan Grayson is standing up like a real man should to the GOP attacks on health care reform. This freshman Florida Congressman boldly and succinctly laid out the Republican plan for health care reform late Tuesday night. Its his Wednesday follow-up thats raising eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.


98 Year Old Women Beats Up Robber Video

98 yr. old hit the robber so hard the stick broke.

All the robbers got was a sore head.


Conservatives Revel In Americas Olympic Defeat TPM

When the International Olympic Committee voted against Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics this morning -- after the President and First Lady flew to Copenhagen to push for it in person -- the Weekly Standard newsroom burst into applause.



Joe Scarborough Thank You Mr President

Count me as one conservative who is disappointed that President Obama's hometown will not be hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.


sábado, 3 de octubre de 2009

Beck Claims that Saturday Night Live is Out to Palin Him

Glenn Beck went on another one of his they're out to get me paranoid rants today, and he even included the impersonation of him on last Thursday's Saturday Night Live Weekend Update special.

Beck said, "Don't think that what happened to Sarah Palin didn't go through my mind when I saw my character on Saturday Night Live."


Judge rules FBI cant keep Cheney interview buried

A federal judge has ruled that the FBI must release its interview with then-Vice President Dick Cheney concerning the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

The Bush and Obama administrations have both sought to keep the Cheney interview secret, but Judge Emmet Sullivan has determined that there is no reason since the investigation has concluded.


Digg Ads Marketers Speak to Diggers in Diggs Native Tongue

Were very excited about this at Digg, and not because weve found a few extra pixels to sell to advertisers but because Digg Ads is our first step in the direction of helping marketers speak to the Digg community in the local language of Digg.


Fox News Reports Unemployment at a Staggering 149 Million

I had no idea things were this bad! I mean, our labor force is only 154 million, so that would put our unemployment rate at a whopping 97%.

It would... if it were accurate.


viernes, 2 de octubre de 2009

Mysterious Private Security Firm Gets Control Of Empty Jail

A shadowy private security company that has no known clients but claims to have helped foreign governments combat terrorism and will protect anything from cruise ships to Pakistani convoys has taken over a jail in a small Montana town, with plans to build a law enforcement training facility on the property.


Celebrating communism

The Empire State Building in lights of yellow and red to commemorate Communist China's 60th Anniversary.


Senators turn back ID requirement for immigrant healthcare

Senate Finance Committee Democrats rejected a proposed a requirement that immigrants prove their identity with photo identification when signing up for federal healthcare programs.

Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that current law and the healthcare bill under consideration are too lax and leave the door open to illegal


Bachmann Schools Might Start Abortion Field Trips wVID

Michele Bachmann has decided that part of the health care bill that discusses school-based clinics (she calls them sex clinics) would lead to students being whisked away during school hours for abortions without parent consent.

Totally plausible.


jueves, 1 de octubre de 2009

GMs Volt Exec SelfDischarges

Bob Kruse, who recently led a critical Chevrolet Volt team and devised the automaker's long-term electric vehicle strategy, has resigned months before the vehicle's debut.

Kruse's resignation, effective today, comes at a crucial time for General Motors Co., which is banking on the Volt to change public perceptions of the company and also help meet


FIRST ON 3 Religious Sign Banned from LFO High School Game

A high school tradition for more than twenty years has now been banned at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Georgia, Channel 3 Eyewitness News first reported on Friday.


Obama and the K Street Set

There is something uniquely depressing about the fact that the National Portrait Gallery's version of the Barack Obama "Hope" poster previously belonged to a pair of lobbyists.

Depressing because Mr. Obama's Washington was not supposed to be the lobbyists' Washington, the place we learned to despise during the last administration.


US Generals Say DickLiz Cheney Are Scaremongering and Lying

FTA: "It's up to all of us to say these arguments advanced by Cheney and his acolytes are nonsense and that really what they're doing is undermining our national security."


Grayson Not Backing Down I Apologize To The Dead

Alan Grayson refused to apologize Wednesday for saying on the House floor Tuesday night that the GOP health care plan amounts to "don't get sick" - and if you do, "die quickly." "I'm not taking any of it back.

I stand by what I said," Grayson, a freshman Democrat who represents Orlando, Florida, told reporters.