Saturday, June 30, 2007

As Live Earth approaches...

...a Chicago Sun-Times story says Gore is an alarmist;
Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, ''An Inconvenient Truth,'' have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them. Gore can show sincerity in his plea for scientific honesty by publicly acknowledging where science has rebutted his claims.

For example, Gore claims that Himalayan glaciers are shrinking and global warming is to blame. Yet the September 2006 issue of the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate reported, "Glaciers are growing in the Himalayan Mountains, confounding global warming alarmists who recently claimed the glaciers were shrinking and that global warming was to blame."

Imagine that...I wonder if Gore will address this at the concerts. I think not.

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Gore-acle is coming!

This will be fun if it happens;
ENVIRONMENT Al Gore visit postponed

Former US vice president Al Gore will not be able to make it to Taiwan this September to address the issue of global warming, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tien Chiu-chin (田秋堇) said yesterday. Tien, who invited Gore to visit Taiwan to promote awareness on global warming, told reporters yesterday that she received an e-mail from the Harry Walker Agency, which has the exclusive right to arrange Gore's speeches, saying that Gore had canceled all his scheduled events in the next six months. The visit to Taiwan had been postponed to next year, she added. Tien said the reason for the cancelation was that Gore was considering a presidential bid.


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MSNBC is clueless

When is a terror plot not a terror plot...when you watch MSNBC;
Terror Plot Foiled: MSNBC Ignores It

While CNN and Fox News Channel were in breaking news mode early this morning, broadcasting continuous live coverage of the London bomb scare, MSNBC was acting like nothing had happened.

MSNBC's First Look, live at 5am and repeated at 5:30am, barely made mention of the developing story. The top story was yesterday's immigration defeat in Congress.

Anchor Joel Connable was finally forced to mention the terror plot once, when tossing to CNBC Europe for a market update. "The discovery of what police in London are calling an explosive device is having a big effect on the markets there," he said.

But viewers wanting to know more about the "discovery" had to turn to CNN or FNC...


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Tommy can you hear me!

Yesterday Sen Harry Reid shared a phone call he got from "Tommy" who had a Mexican illegal friend. He wanted to know if he, "Tommy", should be in favor of the immigration bill. Harry said of course he should because then "Tommy" wouldn't have to be afraid of being arrested.

Huh? Tommy wouldn't have to be afraid?

Anyway...

Laura Ingraham is on the hunt for "Tommy" !


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The NY Times says its Bush's immigration policy...

...when in reality it was the McCain/Kennedy immigration bill that Bush supported. But of course why bypass another opportunity to pin another failure on Bush.
WASHINGTON, June 28 — President Bush’s effort to overhaul the nation’s immigration policy, a cornerstone of his domestic agenda, collapsed Thursday in the Senate, with little prospect that it can be revived before Mr. Bush leaves office in 19 months.

Bipartisan indeed. When you look at the second cloture vote, 26% voting in favor of cloture were Republicans and 30% voting against cloture were Democrats.

But the NY Times says;
Rejecting the president’s last-minute pleas, it voted, 53 to 46, to turn back a motion to end debate and move toward final passage. Supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to close the debate.

Mr. Bush placed telephone calls to lawmakers throughout the morning. But members of his party abandoned him in droves, with just 12 of the 49 Senate Republicans sticking by him on the important procedural vote that determined the fate of the bill.

One could also say that Democrats abandoned majority leader Reid in droves also. Of course the NY Times mentions the dem defections but not quite as gleefully;
Nearly one-third of Senate Democrats voted, in effect, to block action on the bill.

To their credit they do state that the dems attempt to deflect blame for the failure of the bill to Bush and not their leadership. It couldn't be that, no way.
The collapse also highlighted the difficulties that the new Democratic leadership in Congress has had in showing that it can address the big problems facing the nation. In this case, Democratic leaders asserted that the failure of the immigration bill reflected on Mr. Bush, and not on their party.

Another classic from Reid;
But, Mr. Reid said, “There just was not enough Republican support for the president’s approach.”

Again more Dems voted to kill the bill then Republicans voted to move it forward to a final vote but according to Reid its the Republicans fault not his failed leadership and inability to get his rank and file to fall in line.

And we can always count on Teddy Kennedy for a few fear mongering statement;
Referring to opponents, Mr. Kennedy said: “We know what they don’t like. What are they for? What are they going to do with the 12 million who are undocumented here? Send them back to countries around the world? Develop a type of Gestapo here to seek out these people that are in the shadows? What’s their alternative?”

How about enforcing the current laws, building the fence and restricting employers from hiring illegals!



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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Jihadi Rage Boy

An example of the media is so easily duped...

Rage Boy!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Final score: 125-19

A story on MSNBC reports that of 144 journalists donations, 125 of them were to Democrats. Howard Kurtz writes;
The news outlets that don't ban donations seem to regard them as a matter of personal preference, like joining the PTA. But they seriously underestimate the public distrust of journalists, which is only fueled by such practices. Those who work for opinion magazines or are employed as commentators have a stronger case that their views are no secret. But there is still an important distinction between rhetorically supporting a candidate and helping bankroll one.

The scorecard -- 125 of 144 donations to Democrats -- provides fresh ammunition to those who say the press has a liberal tilt. It's hard to argue you don't favor one party when you've just coughed up cash for that party.


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Cameron Diaz finally figures it out...

What an imbecile...
Cameron Diaz apologized Sunday for carrying a bag with a political slogan that evoked painful memories in Peru.

The voice of Princess Fiona in the animated “Shrek” films visited the Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru’s Andes on Friday carrying an olive green bag emblazoned with a red star and the words “Serve the People” printed in Chinese, perhaps Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong’s most famous political slogan.

The bags are marketed as fashion accessories in some world capitals, but in Peru the slogan evokes memories of the Maoist Shining Path insurgency that fought the government in the 1980s and early 1990s in a bloody conflict that left nearly 70,000 people dead.

“I sincerely apologize to anyone I may have inadvertently offended. The bag was a purchase I made as a tourist in China and I did not realize the potentially hurtful nature of the slogan printed on it,” Diaz said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press.


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Couric gets the press, but Williams loses more viewers

All the attention paid to Couric's tough start at CBS has overshadowed what's been going on at NBC. In Couric's first 39 weeks at CBS, she's lost 287,000 viewers from the average of a year ago, a drop of 4 percent from predecessor Bob Schieffer's audience. At the same time, "Nightly News" lost 533,000 viewers, or 5 percent, Nielsen said.

In Williams' first three months after taking over from Tom Brokaw in December 2004, "Nightly News" averaged 10.79 million viewers. In the past three months, it's been 7.66 million. To be fair, the nightly news audience traditionally drops when warm weather arrives, and it has been a slow news period.


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Fairness Doctine

On Fox News Sunday;
WALLACE: Let me bring in Senator Feinstein.

Oklahoma Senator Inhofe says that he overheard Barbara Boxer and Hillary Clinton three years ago complaining about talk radio and saying that there should be a legislative fix. Both of them deny it ever happened.

But let me ask you about yourself. Do you have a problem with talk radio, and would you consider reviving the fairness doctrine, which would require broadcasters to put on opposing points of view?

FEINSTEIN: Well, in my view, talk radio tends to be one-sided. It also tends to be dwelling in hyperbole. It's explosive. It pushes people to, I think, extreme views without a lot of information
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Will the Fairness Doctrine force Democrats to participate in debates on Fox News?


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Nearly as unpopular?

From the Washington Post;
President Bush has company at the bottom of the polls: The Democratic-led Congress is nearly as unpopular as he is.


Lets look at the real numbers shall we?



Percentage confidence in;



The presidency is 25%

The TV news media is 23%

The newspapers is 22%

Congress is at 14%



So lets see, 14% is nearly as unpopular as 25%. Neither number is much to shout about but when you have an agenda to hype the Dems chances in 2008 well you gotta go with what you can.









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Bias at PBS, don't say it!

I am shocked! See here.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Commute Libby says Richard Cohen of the WaPo

As Fitzgerald worked his wonders, threatening jail and going after government gossips with splendid pluck, many opponents of the Iraq war cheered. They thought -- if "thought" can be used in this context -- that if the thread was pulled on who had leaked the identity of Valerie Plame to Robert D. Novak, the effort to snooker an entire nation into war would unravel and this would show . . . who knows? Something. For some odd reason, the same people who were so appalled about government snooping, the USA Patriot Act and other such threats to civil liberties cheered as the special prosecutor weed-whacked the press, jailed a reporter and now will send a previously obscure government official to prison for 30 months.



...I have come to hate the war and I cannot approve of lying under oath -- not by Scooter, not by Bill Clinton, not by anybody. But the underlying crime is absent, the sentence is excessive and the investigation should not have been conducted in the first place. This is a mess. Should Libby be pardoned? Maybe. Should his sentence be commuted? Definitely.




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Real Comcast Service Call

Hysterical!


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Live Earth to be as green as green can be green...

Live Earth shows aim to set new green standard

Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:46AM EDT

By Ray Waddell

NASHVILLE (Billboard) - It would play right into the hands of critics if the seven Live Earth concerts to be staged worldwide July 7 were to come off in an unfriendly environmental way. And it's probably fair that no concerts in history will be more closely monitored for how well they manage power and waste.

Live Earth producers want the world to watch what they do. "We want to make the concerts themselves part of the solution," Live Earth's Yusef Robb says. "What we're working very hard to do is something that has never been done before: establish a new green event standard that Live Earth will not only follow but hopefully future live events will follow as well."

The concerts will be built "from the ground up to be as green as possible," Robb says. "If there is a choice between a dirty lightbulb or a greener lightbulb to light the stage, we're working to find the technology that can generate the least amount of carbon. If there's a choice between two cups at a concessions stand, we want to identify the best one that not only makes a beer taste good but can also be recycled and didn't use a lot of carbon to produce in the first place."

Obviously, there will be some carbon that Live Earth will not be able to "design out" of the process, Robb says. "That's the reality of life in the 21st century. So we'll offset any remaining emissions."

This should be interesting. I wonder what source of power they will use to replace electricity? I guess thats probably what they won't be able to "design out" of the process.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Alfred E. Obama

It's uncanny! But something is afoot....or a-ear !


It looks like the Obama picture is from the Time magazine photoshoot ( just guessing ) and to me it looks like Time may have given Barack an ear job. Remember how sensitive he is about those big ears of his...

Friday, June 15, 2007

3 days in jail?

I am sure a man would have gotten the same sentence.

Former substitute teacher who had student's baby gets five years' probation

by The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - A former substitute teacher who became pregnant during an affair with a 17-year-old high school football captain was sentenced to three days in jail and five years of probation.

Christine Scarlett, 40, pleaded guilty May 11 to five felony charges - three counts of sexual battery and two counts of disseminating obscene materials to a juvenile. The charges carried a potential 17 years in prison.

Judge Dick Ambrose said he ordered probation on Tuesday because Scarlett had no previous criminal record and has obligations as a mother. She has a 3-year-old son from the relationship and two other children with her husband.

"This court has no desire to punish the child who is the innocent victim of this relationship," Ambrose said.

Scarlett was placed in handcuffs after Ambrose ordered her to begin her jail sentence immediately. He said the sentence was to remind her that violating probation could send her to jail for three years.

Steven Bradigan, now 22, was a student at suburban Strongsville High School when the relationship with Scarlett began in 2002. Scarlett, a substitute English teacher, stayed with her husband despite the affair.

The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of sex crimes, but the student's mother, Mary Bradigan, told the AP he and his family decided to make his case public.

The student and his mother explained in court that he was unable to think through what was happening with the teacher because he had suffered brain damage at birth. His mother told the judge that she met with Scarlett at a school conference, explained her son's mental limitations and had hoped the teacher would be helpful.

The student read a prepared statement in which he referred to the past four years as a nightmare for his family.

"You should have been helping me, because you were my teacher," he said, addressing Scarlett. "You knew I had brain problems, and you were so much older than I was."

Before she was sentenced, Scarlett apologized to the student and his parents.

"There's not a day that goes by that I don't feel sorry," she said, her voice cracking with emotion.

"I should have behaved differently. I will always have to live with the fact that I did the wrong thing," Scarlett said. She also described her son as amazing.

The judge told Scarlett she violated the trust society places in teachers.

"You used that position to pursue your own desires, your self interest and power over a student. I believe that in cases like this it is more about power than it is about sex," Ambrose said.

Ambrose is also requiring Scarlett to register as a sexually oriented offender and disclose her place of residence to law enforcement.

As part of her sentence, Scarlett must serve 180 days of home electronic detention, complete 300 hours of community service and make financial restitution for the student's counseling, an amount not yet determined.

Now I am not saying he doesn't have medical problems, but he was the football team captain. That would seem to require some level of reason skills. Unless it was a honorary type thing.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

3 dog bones for Dogpile...

...and of course Google ignores Flag Day!

From Michelle Malkin;




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Harry Reid supports the troops...

...he just has a funny way of showing it;
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “incompetent” during an interview Tuesday with a group of liberal bloggers, a comment that was never reported.

Reid made similar disparaging remarks about Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said several sources familiar with the interview.

Wasn't Petraeus confirmed 98-0?

What's more outrageous, Reid's statements or the fact that the mainstream media routinely ignores statements like this. Has anyone reported this? NY Times, WP, cable news?

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Freedom of Some of the Press

Angelina Jolie's Freedom of Press, On Her Terms

Angelina Jolie's true colors came out Wednesday as she promoted a film about freedom of the press and then tried to censor all her interviews.

Jolie is touting press freedom these days, playing the widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in a new movie called "A Mighty Heart."

But Jolie turns out to be a mighty hypocrite when it comes to her own freedom of the press. Her lawyer required all journalists to sign a contract before talking to her, and Jolie instructed publicists at first to ban FOX News from the red carpet of her premiere.

Ironically, Wednesday night's premiere of the excellent Michael Winterbottom-directed film was meant to support an organization called Reporters Without Borders. Jolie, however, did everything she could to clamp down on the press and control it.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Saving fans of Rush...

Broward may cancel deal with radio station because it airs Rush Limbaugh

By Scott Wyman

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted June 13 2007

Rush Limbaugh has long been a thorn in the side of liberals, but now, because of him, some Democratic politicians don't even want to join with a local radio station to broadcast hurricane information.

Radio station WIOD, AM 610, has been the official channel for emergency information from Broward County government for the past year. The County Commission, all Democrats, balked at renewing the deal Tuesday, unable to stomach the station also being home to Limbaugh's talk show.

Commissioner Stacy Ritter said she did not want to support a station that's out of step with area politics. Ritter, a Democratic stalwart in the state Legislature before being elected to county office, cited talk shows hosted by Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and WIOD's partnership with Fox News.

"They have every right to speak, but we don't have to do business with them," she said.

Limbaugh has long been a fixture on WIOD, but no county official raised an issue about him or the other shows when the deal was approved for the first time a year ago.

The deal with WIOD would ensure that news conferences are broadcast start to finish live from the county Emergency Operations Center in Plantation. Emergency managers became concerned during hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 that radio and television stations preempted their announcements in favor of news out of Miami.

Limbaugh, who lives in Palm Beach, could not be reached for comment. Ken Charles, WIOD's director of AM programming, said the station's talk show lineup has no relationship with its news coverage and that the county should focus on the benefits of teaming with the station.

"It's a shame that people would let politics get in the way of saving lives in a hurricane," Charles said.

The contract with WIOD was on the verge of being rejected when commissioners instead delayed a decision until next week. They told their communications staff they want more information on why WIOD was recommended and what their options are.

Ritter's concerns were echoed by Commissioners Ken Keechl, a former president of the Dolphins gay Democratic club, and Suzanne Gunzburger, who served on the vote-tallying board that recounted the 2000 presidential election.

But Commissioner John Rodstrom, a one-time young Republican leader who later became a Democrat, said the county should not politicize emergency management.

"If we are going to start censoring what people write in the paper or speak on the radio or television, that's a slippery slope," Rodstrom said. "This is necessary. It's something we need to do for emergency response."

A county task force that looked into the response to Hurricane Wilma listed finding a radio partner among its recommendations last year.

Judy Sarver, the county's public communications director, said WFTL and WLRN also offered to take on the role, but that she and other emergency planners preferred WIOD because of its signal strength, numerous FM sister stations and willingness to give Broward top play.

Scott Wyman can be reached at swyman@sun-sentinel.com or 954-356-4511.

It seems to me you would want the emergency warnings on the station with the largest reach in order to save the most lives. Adding politics to this issue is pathetic...this could be interpreted as saying that saving Republican lives in weather emergencies is not as important as saving Democrat lives...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Someone alert Matt Lauer

Would this constitute a civil war?
Hamas TV: We have taken over the northern Gaza Strip

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Hamas launched a full-scale attack Tuesday afternoon against Fatah security bases and positions in Gaza, and succeeded in taking over a number of them, Israel Radio reported.

Hamas-affiliated television said that the organization overtook the entire northern section of the Gaza Strip. After airing the report, the station was attacked by PA security forces and forced to play pro-Fatah songs.

Israel Radio also reported that a top Fatah military official sent a message to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas stating that security forces were holding their ground, but calling on the Fatah leader to order an end to the current policy of restraint, allowing troops to return fire.

Patiently awaiting the announcement from NBC News that this is now a civil war...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

I apologize for suing you!

Isaiah Washington used the other "f" word (I didn't know there were two until today) to describe a fellow gay Grey's Anatomy cast member several months back...and what does he get for bowing to the Hollywood elite demands to remain on the show, FIRED!
Particularly mystifying to the star is the timing of his ouster — months after he revived the F-word controversy by repeating the slur backstage at the Golden Globes. "If they wanted to fire him," Bragman asks, "why didn't they fire him when [the incident] happened? Why did they say, 'Here's what you need to do if you want to come back… ' and then, when he did everything that was asked of him, he still gets fired. Why do you treat somebody like that?"

"If you made a mistake, you acknowledged the mistake, you went into counseling, you met with the groups, you did the PSA, you did everything that was asked of you, and then they still kick you in the gut? How would you feel?"

Well it appears he is going to sue...

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Rolling Stone printed on brittle paper...

A fabulous idea since RS hasn't been worth the paper its printed on for quite some time anyway...
Rolling Stone Finding Out Green Isn’t Green Enough

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN
Published: June 11, 2007

Just about every major magazine has made some sort of nod to global warming, and Rolling Stone plans to do so in its June 28 issue: on top of the requisite interview with former Vice President Al Gore and an essay by the environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the magazine will start printing on paper that is said to have less of a negative impact on the environment.

Rolling Stone is devoting its June 28 issue to global warming.

But as Rolling Stone and others try to be green, they draw criticism from environmentalists who think that if this is walking the walk, it is doing so with a pronounced limp.

Rolling Stone will be printed on what it calls “carbon neutral paper,” because it is made through a process that the magazine claims adds no carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The paper, which is considerably thinner than what Rolling Stone uses now, is made by a Canadian mill, Catalyst Paper, that the magazine says has reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 82 percent since 2005 and been cited by the World Wildlife Fund for its conservation efforts.


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Denver to become green leader, Whoop-dee-doo

Guess I won't be moving to Denver anytime soon...
Denver targets global warming
Goal is equivalent of taking 500,000 vehicles off road

By Stuart Steers, Rocky Mountain News
June 11, 2007

Denver is gearing up to fight global warming, and residents may soon be asked to make personal sacrifices to help save the planet.

The new plan is aimed at making Denver a national leader in reducing gas emissions that have been linked to global warming, giving a major push to alternative energy, stepping up recycling and changing building codes to encourage energy conservation.

But the proposal also contains some ideas that may be unpopular, such as penalizing heavy users of electricity and natural gas and basing auto insurance premiums on the number of miles traveled.

The ambitious goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4.4 million metric tons by 2020, the equivalent of eliminating two small coal-fired power plants or taking 500,000 cars off the road.




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Friday, June 08, 2007

Traffic congestion fee in NY

Politicians find more and more ways to take money out of people's pockets...now we have the pay-to-drive method.
NYC Mayor Cites 'Inconvenient Truths' of Congestion, Pollution in Pushing Traffic Fee Plan

NEW YORK (AP) -- Traffic congestion and devastating pollution are among the "inconvenient truths" of our age and could be eased by imposing pay-to-drive fees on Manhattan motorists, Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a legislative panel Friday
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Bloomberg, who normally takes the subway to work, told the lawmakers he got stuck in traffic three times on his way to the special hearing.

No where in the article does it say what the money would be used for...not that it matters because whatever they say it won't be used for the stated purpose.

Hey Mikey, how about fixing your crappy roads, maybe that would fix your congestion problem...

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Reid: "Let the record reflect that this bill isn't going anyplace and it's not our fault."

Thats right, lets blame the leader of the Senate!

Oh wait...thats Reid...

Heh!

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Who would you rather face, Hume or AQ

Roger Ailes last night at an awards ceremony;
"The candidates that can't face Fox, can't face Al Qaeda. And that's what's coming," Ailes said.


That hurts...


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Reid: "12 million undocumented Americans"

Boy, I hope I'm not on that list...

So hold on, if the illegal aliens are already Americans, then why are we even bothering with this Immigration Reform bill? I thought the whole thing was that they wanted to be Americans, so they can do the jobs Americans don't want to do?

This week, we will vote on cloture and final passage of a comprehensive bill that will strengthen border security, bring the 12 million undocumented Americans out of the shadows and keep our economy strong...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Say what?

Pelosi on William "Cold Case" Jefferson;
“If these charges are proven true, they constitute an egregious and unacceptable abuse of public trust and power. Democrats are committed to upholding a high ethical standard and eliminating corruption and unethical behavior from the Congress.”

Oh. My. Goodness. The money was in his FREEZER for God sakes!

This is the same woman who said this in 2004;
“There’s not even a question in our Caucus about allowing leaders who are indicted to continue to serve.”

Nope, no question at all. They serve as long as they possibly can!

I am sure Tom Delay got the same treatment when his indictment was handed down...
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Tom DeLay stepped aside Wednesday as House majority leader after a Texas grand jury indicted him on a conspiracy charge stemming from a long-running campaign finance investigation.

Wonder how that case going?




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Monday, June 04, 2007

World is coming to end...

...Paris is in jail!

LYNWOOD, California (AP) -- Hours after strolling the red carpet in a strapless black dress, Paris Hilton traded her designer duds for a jail-issued jumpsuit.

The 26-year-old heiress checked into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday. She's expected to serve three weeks for violating her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

Hilton surrendered to sheriff's deputies after making a surprise visit to the MTV Movie Awards in the afternoon.

"I am trying to be strong right now," she told reporters on the red carpet. "I'm ready to face my sentence. Even though this is a really hard time, I have my family, my friends and my fans to support me, and that's really helpful." (Watch Hilton make her comments Video)

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Hilton was easy to work with.



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Bush & Chavez, something in common...

They have one thing in common...
In a special session Friday, Brazilian Congressional leaders from the ruling coalition and opposition referred to Chavez as a “cheap Hitler and Mussolini” a “dictator in disguise” and a threat “to peace in the continent”.

Senate president Renan Calheiros said that if “a head of state can’t tolerate or live with democratic protests, probably he’s against democracy”.


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Saturday, June 02, 2007

He actually was against it before he was for it...

...and they are mad at him either way!
Europe furious at US climate call

By Fiona Harvey in London, Hugh Williamson in Berlin and George Parker in Brussels

Published: June 1 2007 19:52 | Last updated: June 1 2007 19:52

Germany and the European Commission reacted angrily to President George W. Bush’s apparent change of heart on climate change on Friday, setting the stage for a stormy G8 summit of rich industrialised countries next week.

A spokesman for Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor and current G8 president, said Germany’s stance that climate talks should take place within the United Nations was “non-negotiable”. Stavros Dimas, the EU environment commissioner, dismissed the proposals for climate talks as vague and “the classic US line”.

Mr Bush on Thursday appeared to suggest a parallel process to the UN...

Friday, June 01, 2007

Unbelievable!

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Northern California woman sued the online dating service eHarmony on Thursday, alleging it discriminates against gays, lesbians and bisexuals.

Linda Carlson said she tried to use the Internet site in February to meet a woman but could not based on her sexual orientation. When Carlson wrote to eHarmony to complain, the company refused to change its policy, according to the lawsuit filed on her behalf in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The lawsuit claims that by only offering to find a compatible match for men seeking women or women seeking men, the company was violating state law barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

“Such outright discrimination is hurtful and disappointing for a business open to the public in this day and age,” Carlson said in a statement.

The lawsuit names Pasadena-based eHarmony.com Inc., company founder Neil Clark Warren and his wife Marylyn, the company’s former vice president, as defendants. It seeks class-action status, a jury trial and unspecified damages.

How about this, start your own dating service!

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Always its unexpected...

Its always unexpected, when the numbers are more or less than predicted...Can I have this job?
May Jobs Growth Unexpectedly Strong

By JEREMY W. PETERS
Published: June 2, 2007

The labor market bounced back in May as employers added nearly twice the number of jobs they did in April. The Labor Department said today that 157,000 new jobs were created last month, compared with 80,000 in April.


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It was 40 years ago today, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band