Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The stupid rules of the Democrat nominating process...

Interesting write-up on what is likely to happen at the August Dem Convention;
Despite their name, the Democratic Party has a much less democratic means of selecting their nominee than the Republican Party. They chose years ago to empower party poobahs, via their role as “superdelegates,” to have a large role in selecting their standard bearer. If Clinton can make up her relatively slim deficit in pledged delegates by persuading these superdelegates that she would have a better chance of beating John McCain in November then, per the rules that everyone agreed to in advance, she’ll be the nominee.

AP again fails to designate party affiliation for Kilpatrick

But they did tell us his mother is a Democrat.
Detroit Mayor to Be Arraigned Today

By COREY WILLIAMS
Associated Press Writer

DETROIT (AP) -- Six years after being sworn into office with hopes of revitalizing his troubled city, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is under increasing pressure to resign now that he's been booked on charges of lying about steamy text messages with his former chief of staff.

The former aide, Christine Beatty, went through the same booking process, the first step in criminal arraignments scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Attorneys for Kilpatrick and Beatty said Monday their clients would be exonerated.

Both were accused of multiple counts of perjury, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and misconduct in a scandal that is threatening to prematurely end Kilpatrick's second term as mayor of Detroit, a city of 900,000 with deeply entrenched poverty made worse by the downturn in the auto industry.

Kilpatrick met with the leaders of several philanthropic organizations Tuesday morning, just hours before his arraignment.

Global cooling since 1998

Heh! Even the IPCC agrees.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Whats missing?

Hmm....

DETROIT (AP) - The Wayne County prosecutor said Monday she is bringing perjury and other charges against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide.

The prosecutor, Kym Worthy, said Kilpatrick and one-time Chief of Staff Christine Beatty lied under oath during a whistle-blowers' trial last summer when they denied having a romantic relationship.

A perjury conviction could bring up to 15 years' imprisonment and force Kilpatrick to relinquish the mayor's office.

Party?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Lehman Beats Forecasts, Stock Surges"

But this is the AP so their headline reads;
Lehman Profit Falls 57 Percent

Tuesday March 18, 9:17 am ET
By Stephen Bernard, AP Business Writer
Lehman Brothers Earns $489 Million During First Quarter, Beating Analyst Expectations

NEW YORK (AP) -- Investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. said Tuesday its fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 57 percent due to a steep decline in its capital markets business, but its shares soared as it easily beat Wall Street forecasts.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Waiting on a resolution....

Yeah, right...
On February 29th 2000 Democrats pushed for a resolution to condemn Bob Jones University because of its religious beliefs and the fact that George W. Bush had spoken there. Bush was forced to apologize despite the fact that he did not share the beliefs of Bob Jones. Thus it is only fair that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi push a resolution to condemn Trinity United Church of Christ and their Reverend Wright.

"Let's be clear, withdrawal is not defeat. Defeat is keeping troops in Iraq for 100 years."

Hillary in speech at George Washington University said that withdrawal from Iraq is not defeat but staying in for 100 years is defeat.

Hmmm...Come again?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Any we need ethanol why?

Was this suppose to be the result of ethanol based fuel?
Pilgrim's Pride Plant, Jobs Leaving Siler City

Pilgrim's Pride

Posted: Mar. 12 2:18 p.m.
Updated: Mar. 12 8:45 p.m.

Pittsburg, Texas — The nation's largest chicken-processing company is closing its plant in Siler City and laying off up to 1,100 employees.

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. said Wednesday the closure of the Chatham County facility is a result of soaring feed-ingredient costs resulting from corn-based ethanol production.

The closing is part of a plan to curtail losses amid record-high costs for corn, soybean meal and other feed ingredients and an oversupply of chicken in the nation, the company said in a news release.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Now whose lowering expectations?

From Obama's campaign Manager, David Plouffe, says:
It is clear that narrow popular vote wins in Texas and Ohio will do very little to improve their nearly impossible path to the nomination. If they do not win Texas and Ohio by healthy double digit margins – and they led by healthy double digit margins as recently as two weeks ago - they will be facing almost impossible odds to reverse the delegate math.