February 26, 2009
You can just smell the RACISM:
Karl Rove notes, via Twitter, that as a candidate, Barack Obama criticized Pres. George W. Bush for adding $2.9 trillion to the national debt over eight years. But under the budget released today, President Obama plans on adding $3.2 trillion by the end of fiscal year 2010, 20 months and 11 days into his term. Over the full four years, Obama will expand the national debt by $4.7 trillion.
Nice try, Rove, but we all know that Obama computed his budget using unicorn dollars. The exchange rate is different. Unicorn$4.7 trillion = ~US$4.50.
The women had bet mechanic Sergey Tuganov £3,000 that he wouldn’t be able to satisfy them both non-stop for the half-day sex marathon.
But minutes after winning the wager, the randy 28-year-old dropped dead with a heart attack, revealed Moscow police.
And That rhetorical question to Governor Jindal on the Early Show, was followed with this. "in Louisiana there's 400 people a day losing their jobs, what's he doing?" asks Biden.
But that claim is wrong, if you look at the numbers from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. "In December, Louisiana was the only state in the nation besides the District of Columbia, according to the national press release that added employment over the month," says Patty Granier with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. According to her, not only is Louisiana not losing jobs. "The state gained 3,700 jobs for the seasonally adjusted employment," Granier said of the most recent figures.
You don't even have to take my word for it, these are number you can check out yourself if you just go to laworks.net, there you can find the latest unemployment statistics, statistics that appear to directly contradict what the vice president said this morning.
The latest stats show this - from the week ending January 17th there were 4,527 claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana, for the next week, that number receded to 4,179.
Folks who crunch the numbers credit a diverse economy for Louisiana's resilience to unemployment.
(Thanks to wiserbud.)
Called "PlayStation palmar hidradentitis" by the scientists, the skin disorder can cause painful lesions on the palms similar to patches found on the soles of children's feet after taking part in heavy physical activity, they said.I'm glad they added 'PlayStation' in there. Because that makes it clear that there's no way you could get this from playing on an Xbox or Nintendo or Wii for hours on end. Or from doing other repeated motions with your hand for hours on end.
Several North Shore teenagers turned an unoccupied Winnetka home into a party house where they drank, smoked and made themselves comfortable for weeks, according to police and the homeowner.
Eight teenagers have been ticketed with underage drinking in connection with the incident.
The tally of damage exceeds $10,000 and continues to grow as more ruined clothing and broken belongings are found, an attorney said.
Edrita "Muffin" Braun discovered the students in her home in the 1100 block of Willow Road nearly two weeks ago. On Wednesday, a "keep out" sign adorned the front window and "no trespassing" signs were posted to the doors, sending a clear message that the party is over.
"I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller,"
Oh, and Gillibrand? Just came out in favor of repealing the Tiahrt Amendment. Don't kid yourselves, the supposedly pro-2nd Democrats will mostly roll over when it's time to vote, as will a few of the Vichy Republicans.
Yeah, I know the link is toi a fairly liberal site, but the videos there make it worth it.
February 25, 2009
For his part, the president has refrained from settling the issue -- at least publicly.But, soon, we may have an answer. Thank God. We can finally exhale.
Turns out the kits are about as good at saving fuel on the Prius as that tattered TypeR sticker on the side of some teenager's shitty Honda tuner is at making it go faster. The Prii have been getting an average 51 MPGs, while the smug pollution skyrocketed in the city. Hell, they could have bought a few used Honda Insights and done better, and not had to deal with the bullshit of plugging them in.
As you may know by now, I am not a big fan of the "sit out to send a message" theory of voting. I may not like who gets a nomination, but I sure as hell won't sit out or vote for a no hope third party, because to do so is in essence a vote for the other side. In fact, Arlen Specter may be one of the first times in my memory where I don't give a flying fuck if a primary challenger beats an incumbent, but loses the General Election*.
Especially this bit:
If you didn't vote -- rather out of apathy, antipathy to McCain, or anger at Bush -- well, this is the consequence.
A lot of Republicans sat on the sidelines last election or even crossed party lines. To some extent the election was a referendum on Republican management of the country -- but you can't just vote on the management. You also vote, inescapably, on ideology. And this is the ideology that has been ushered in.
I may be wrong, but that's my $.02.
*I exclude cases such as Palin beating Murkowski in 2006, because at the time, whoever won the GOP Primary was probably the clubhouse leader for the General Election anyway.
The headline, "Gleason: Pa. GOP may not back Specter," puts more emphasis on the may than I would like.
It's a start, though.
Todd Zolecki reports that each of the players has had his assets frozen while the government investigates an $8 billion fraud allegedly perpetrated by the Stanford Financial Group. So unless these players—and all the others who have been defrauded—have a stockpile of cash around, things are going to be lean until the investigation is over, which hopefully won't be long."I can't pay my bills right now," Eyre said. "My wife just wrote all these checks to pay bills, and they're all going to bounce. If it takes a week or two to get my money back, I'm going to have to ask my teammates for some money. Seriously, I'm going to have to ask them that. I can't get any money out."
And so a man making $2 million on his new 1-year contract has just $13 in his wallet right now. We're sure his fellow WFCs will pitch in to help the Eyres out in their time of need, but what grown man wants to even entertain the notion of asking to borrow money. Here's hoping the defrauders get theirs in this life and the next.
I repeat that I have difficulty reaching into my pocket for any athlete. But this is another case of what happens when you let other people handle your money.
But insiders are rumbling that Chris shouldn't be taking the anger management classes alone. "Rihanna is temperamental, too," says our snitch. "They're both too hot-headed for their own good."You see, they're both at fault if you think about it. If she didn't get so mad, and if he didn't love her so much, he wouldn't have done this to her.
And yes, I do feel mildly retarded for blogging about this.
I think this sums up where all the anger for the mortgage bailout is coming from.
That's it in a nutshell. It's not just that you're paying for your neighbor's mortgage, they still get the bigger house. That's doubly galling.
I find class warfare disgusting, though I'll admit to engaging in a bit myself from time to time. But this isn't warfare per se, nor is it coveting your neighbor's house. If anything, it's the reverse. It's your neighbor coveting your responsibility and then getting the government to steal it from you.
Years ago, hell, I think it's decades ago now, PJ O'Rourke wrote an article in which he balanced the budget. As he said, it took him all afternoon but he did it. His test was simple, would he shoot his mother to pay for it. As he pointed out, that's what it comes down to. If you don't pay your taxes and aren't an Obama Cabinet member and/or member of Congress, then, ultimately, the feds will come and shoot you.
That's what's going on, the mortgage bailout is theft, plain and simple. One set of borrowers is using the power of the State to extort money from their fellow citizens. And the extortees have no recourse.
Some are concerned that viewing pornographic content alone will increase the chances of being sexually aroused by the material.Um, isn't that the point?
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