Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Democrats Plant Seed for Our Ultimate Demise

Democrats Unveil Ambitious Global Warming Bill

WASHINGTON — The debate on global warming and energy policy accelerated on Tuesday as two senior House Democrats unveiled a far-reaching bill to cap heat-trapping gases and move the country quickly from dependence on coal and oil.

But the bill leaves crucial questions unanswered and as of now has no Republican support. For those reasons, it marks the beginning, not the end, of debate in the current Congress on how to deal with two of President Obama’s top priorities, climate change and energy.

The draft measure, written by Representatives Henry A. Waxman of California and Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, sets a slightly more ambitious goal for capping greenhouse gases than President Obama’s proposal, requiring a reduction in emissions of 20 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels. President Obama’s plan envisioned a 14 percent reduction by 2020. Both would reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases linked to global warming by roughly 80 percent by 2050.

Bad policy, VERY BAD POLICY.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Really like this one.

In the heart of monstrous Tarantula Nebula lies huge bubbles of energetic gas, long filaments of dark dust, and unusually massive stars. In the center of this heart, is a knot of stars so dense that it was once thought to be a single star. This star cluster, labeled as R136 or NGC 2070, is visible just above the center of the above image and home to a great number of hot young stars. The energetic light from these stars continually ionizes nebula gas, while their energetic particle wind blows bubbles and defines intricate filaments. The above representative-color picture of this great LMC nebula details its tumultuous center. The Tarantula Nebula, also known as the 30 Doradus nebula, is one of the largest star-formation regions known, and has been creating unusually strong episodes of star formation every few million years.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Quote of the Week

"If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district,"

Oh brother. Read MORE.

The Spiked SNL Bailout Skit

Funny and worth a look. View it HERE.

Satellite Image of North Korean Launch Vehicle

New imagery of the Musudan-ri Missile Test Site taken on 29 March 2009, released by DigitalGlobe shows what clearly appears to be a three-stage launch vehicle on the launch pad. Based on imagery alone, it cannot be determined whether this is a Taepo-dong ICBM or a space launch vehicle carrying the Kwangmyeongseong-2 (Lodestar) satellite payload. News reporting from DoD officials have indicated that North Korea has been in the process of loading the first and second stages on the launch pad.

This commercial satellite imagery obtained from DigitalGlobe, clearly confirms recent NBC News reporting from DoD officials that North Korea was in the process of loading the first two lower stages of the rocket.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Love you Mexico, I'ts All Our Fault

Humility (even in excess) is a virtue in an individual, in a nation it's a fatal flaw...

Mexican government officials are in the pocket of Mexican drug lords. Members of the Mexican military lend their support to Mexican drug lords. Mexican police double deal by being footsoldiers for Mexican drug lords at the same time they work for the various states. It's all a great, corrupt mess down there.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's message to Mexico? It's America's fault.

And as the violence in Mexico begins to leak across the border into our southwestern states, what is Barack Obama's idea to help? He wants to disarm our own people by raising the specter of "assault rifles," a term that has no real meaning, and by re-instituting the "assault weapons" ban in the U.S.

Newsbusters exposes further blunders.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Jackie Unplugged

The ultimate Jew tells it like it is.

The Struggle for Notre Dame: Two Bishops and a Cardinal add their Voice

Catholics of conscience and conviction, their ARE still strong voices who represent you.

The escalating outcry over the invitation to President Obama to be the commencement speaker at Notre Dame - and the decision to bestow upon him the “Doctor of Law”- degree has an astonishing momentum.

Two more Bishops and a Cardinal have spoken out. Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix released his E-Mail letter to Father John Jenkins, the President of the University. The subject line summarized the strong concern “Saddened by your tragic decision”:

"Dear Fr. Jenkins,

"I am saddened and heavy of heart about your decision to invite President Obama to speak at Notre Dame University and even to receive an honorary degree.

"It is a public act of disobedience to the Bishops of the United States. Our USCCB June 2004 Statement “Catholics in Political Life” states: “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.” No one could not know of the public stands and actions of the president on key issues opposed to the most vulnerable human beings.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Rush's Rating Bonanza

And we're all aware who's ratings are heading in the opposite direction...

A combination of several powerful forces has resulted in explosive talk radio ratings growth, with indications of much more to come in the months ahead.

Primary factor driving the upward move? You guessed it: Rush Limbaugh. That's in contrast to declining support for Rush's arch-rival Obama.

With Limbaugh at the top of his game, including a more deeply loyal audience than ever, the numbers were expected to be strong. The beginning of the Obamist era, combined with a direct White House campaign targeting the talk titan, however, provided rocket fuel for El Rushbo's ratings. Even to seasoned industry veterans, this data should prove stunning.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oliphant the Imbecile

Cartoonists are singularly insulated as they rarely if ever have to justify their work. Too bad, I'd love to hear this cretin try and rationalize this piece of crap.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Obama's Job Performance Drops Under 50%

Dam&, I hate it when I'm sooooo right.

UTICA, NY - A March 20-23 Zogby Interactive survey shows 45% of likely voters believe the nation is headed in the right direction, a gain of five points from a similar survey completed on March 5. At the beginning of the year, only 14% held that positive view.

However, President Barack Obama's ratings for job performance and favorability did not improve over earlier this month. In the most recent survey, 49% rate his job performance as excellent or good and 50% as fair or poor (less than 1% were not sure.) That is a dip of three points from the previous poll.

Ok, granted, I was somewhat skeptical myself that his poll numbers would dip below 50% by months end and the gold standard, Rasmussen, still has him at 55% but what the hey, if the MSM can cherry pick....

Notre Dame Student Groups Denounce University's Choice for Commencement Speech

Having basically grown up on the campus of Notre Dame I can say with a fair degree of 'au courant' that the student body is far more lucid and coherent than the faculty. Many of us are still reeling from the incongruous proclamations of Fr. Hesburgh.

A number of student groups at the University of Notre Dame issued a statement today repudiating the University’s selection of President Barack Obama to deliver its 2009 Commencement Address. The statement criticizes the president’s position on abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and other life issues, and chastises University administration for apparently looking over what they termed "fundamental moral principles."

The statement responds to Friday afternoon’s announcement of Obama as the speaker for the University’s 164th Commencement. Citing Catholic teaching on abortion, as well as the US Bishops’ 2004 document "Catholics in Political Life," which deals with issues surrounding a Catholic response to politicians who advocate abortion, the student statement expresses “deepest opposition” to the decision. "This is not a partisan issue; rather, it’s an issue of respect for human life, and our Catholic character. We want to emphasize that we are not attacking the office of the President, but taking issue with his moral stances. I think the statement makes it clear that the student body of Notre Dame is not unequivocally in favor of this decision,” said senior Emily Toates of Notre Dame Right to Life.

Btw, I went to school with "Rudy" although I can't honestly say I remember him.

Pic of the Week

Teleprompter in Chief addresses the Press

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Obama’s job approval slipping to ‘50-50’

Earlier this month I stated sort of tongue in cheek that if things continued on their present trajectory, Obama could be below 50% by the end of March. Well lo and behold...

The honeymoon is over, a national poll will signal today as President Obama’s job approval stumbles to about 50 percent over the lack of improvement with the crippled economy.

The sobering numbers come as the president backpedals from two prime-time gaffes - one comparing his bowling score to a Special Olympian and another awkwardly laughing about the economy, which prompted Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” to ask “are you punch-drunk?”

Pollster John Zogby said his poll out today will show Americans split on the president’s performance. He said the score factors out to “about 50-50.”

Monday, March 23, 2009

Astronomy Pic of the Day

To some it may look to some like a big space monster, but it is more big than monster. To others it may look like a grazing seahorse, but the dark object toward the image right is actually an inanimate pillar of smoky dust about 20 light years long. The curiously-shaped dust structure occurs in our neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud, in a star forming region very near the expansive Tarantula Nebula. The energetic nebula is creating a star cluster named NGC 2074, whose center is visible just off the top of the image in the direction of the neck of the seahorse. The above representative color image was taken last year by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in honor of Hubble's 100,000th trip around the Earth. As young stars in the cluster form, their light and winds will slowly erode the dust pillars away over the next million years.

Click on pic for full size image, beautiful.

Obama Wants Jacques

"The One" does have a way with our allies...

Today Barack Obama wrote a letter to Jacques Chirac to tell him about his desire to "work with him" for the next four years !

In a letter described by Chirac as "very nice," Obama wrote, "I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the coming four years, in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world."

The use of the word "peace" was taken to be an indirect reference to Chirac's stance against the US intervention in Iraq, which Obama had also opposed.

This revelation was made by the online edition of the daily Le Figaro on Thursday.faux pax du jour from "The One"

More here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

3 officers dead, one critical in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three Oakland police officers and a suspect are dead, and another officer is in grave condition, after two related shootings on Saturday, the first after a traffic stop and the second after a massive manhunt ended in gunfire, police said.

Two officers were shot in the first incident just after 1 p.m. after they stopped a suspect's vehicle in east Oakland, said Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.

The suspect fled the scene on foot into a nearby neighborhood, police said, leading to an intense manhunt by dozens of Oakland police, California Highway Patrol officers and Alameda County sheriff deputies. Streets were roped off and an entire area of east Oakland closed to traffic.

At about 3:30 p.m. officers, acting on an anonymous tip, found the suspect, who had barricaded himself in an apartment building, police said.

No words...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Did Canada's Universal Health Care Kill Natasha Richardson?

Did the fact that Canada has a socialist, government-run healthcare system --similar to the kind that President Obama wants to ram down the throats of Americans-- kill acclaimed actress Natasha Richardson?

The short answer is yes, it may very well have done so.

Regarding the case of the actress who fell on a ski slope at Mont Tremblant resort in Quebec, AP reports:

The province of Quebec lacks a medical helicopter system, common in the United States and other parts of Canada, to airlift stricken patients to major trauma centers. Montreal's top head trauma doctor said Friday that may have played a role in Richardson's death.
Socialized medicine....mediocre care for all, good care for none.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Palin rips Obama for Special Olympics joke

I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world. “These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community”

And unfortunately for "Ears in Chief" this lady has the moral authority to make this resonate.

Special Olympian Challenges Obama in bowling

A bowling phenom in the Special Olympics has just challenged Prez Barack Obama to a White House roll-off ... and he'll probably kick Barack's butt.

Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor who has bowled three perfect 300 games, tells TMZ that the Prez has to score a lot higher than 129 to beat him. Kolan says he bowls an average of 266.

Kolan -- who works at a grocery store in Ann Arbor, Mich. -- said he'd love to go to the White House to beat Barack on his own lane. Kolan said, "He's cool, but he can't beat me."

We posed the challenge to the White House. They said "no comment."

The best comment yet is by Beaten Valve at FR:

I've got $500 on the Special Olympics guy... double it to $1,000 if he challenges Obama to a debate.

Quote of the Week

Keith Olberman commenting on Obama's Gaffe concerning his bowling being similar to watching the "Special Olympics":

“what do we do–what does he do, about that?”

Note to Keith, just contact your directors in the White House, I'm sure they'll have a gameplan for you.

Maybe we should cut Obama some slack, perhaps the "Twit Olympics" is what he actually meant.

President Obama sorry for 'insensitive' Special Olympics dig

It's a scant 6 weeks into his administration and Obama has admitted to two major "screw ups" and apoligized for half a dozen stupid comments. How many more before this country comes to realize that he's the screw up.

"The President made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics," Obama spokesman Bill Burton told reporters on Air Force One after the taping.

Obama's unfortunate comment came just hours after he appeared with California First Lady Maria Shriver, whose mother founded the Special Olympics.

It's not the first time Obama's humor has gotten him in trouble. He apologized to former First Lady Nancy Reagan for making a crack about her consultations with an astrologer.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Family claims they are simply too fat to work

And I have a personality disorder, I'm too lazy to work. Obama to the rescue.

House to vote on 90 percent tax for AIG bonuses

Whatever you feel about AIG, this is ridiculous. We cannot have Congress enacting laws that are both highly selective and punitive. The people involved, whether deserving or not, negotiated these contracts in good faith and should not have them "manipulated" at the whim of the government. It's probably unconstitutional anyway but one thing for sure, the lawsuits will be a flyin.

WASHINGTON – The House is scheduled to vote today on a bill that would levy a 90 percent tax on bonuses paid to employees with family incomes above $250,000 at companies that have received at least $5 billion in government bailout money.

Audacity prevailed.

Hell unconstitutiunal, it's Fascist!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dodd Says "It Was Me"

And yet another takes one for the team...

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Senate Banking committee Chairman Christopher Dodd told CNN’s Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer Wednesday that he was responsible for adding the bonus loophole into the stimulus package that permitted AIG and other companies that received bailout funds to pay bonuses.

Watch: I'm responsible for bonus loophole, Dodd says

On Tuesday, Dodd denied to CNN that he had anything to do with the adding of that provision.

So what's the truth? One thing for sure, he lied. Now we know what's really going on, just how long is this going to continue before somebody turns on "The One"

But even now do we really know the truth??

New "Rainbow Glow" Jellyfish Found


Look on the bright side—this luminous new jellyfish species doesn't sting.

Jellyfish expert Lisa Gershwin caught the unnamed species in early March while swimming near a jetty off the Australian island of Tasmania with a "phototank"—a small aquarium that makes it easy to photograph sea life.

The jellyfish does not emit its own light, as bioluminescent creatures do. Rather, its rainbow glow emanates from light reflecting off the creature's cilia, small hairlike projections that beat simultaneously to move te jellyfish through the water.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Generic Congressional Ballot

As I've said on many occasions (you regulars know), the best thing for Republicans is Democrats in power...

Support for the Democratic Congressional candidates fell to a new low over the past week, allowing the GOP to move slightly head for the first time in recent years in the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 41% said they would vote for their district’s Republican candidate while 39% would choose the Democrat.

Investors now favor Republicans by a 46% to 36% margin, while non-investors would vote Democratic by a 45% to 33% margin.

Grassley: AIG execs should quit or commit suicide

Republican or not the man's an idiot.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley suggested that AIG executives should accept responsibility for the collapse of the insurance giant by resigning or killing themselves.

The Republican lawmaker's harsh comments came during an interview Monday with Cedar Rapids, Iowa, radio station WMT. They echo remarks he has made in the past about corporate executives and public apologies, but went further in suggesting suicide.

"I suggest, you know, obviously, maybe they ought to be removed," Grassley said. "But I would suggest the first thing that would make me feel a little bit better toward them if they'd follow the Japanese example and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say, I'm sorry, and then either do one of two things: resign or go commit suicide.

Caterpillar To Layoff Hundreds In Indiana

Obama lied, families cried....

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Caterpillar Inc. told 439 employees at its Lafayette factory that it plans to lay them off for at least six months.

The company, a major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, said 405 production employees and 34 management and support workers are involved.

Caterpillar cited lower demand for products made in Lafayette as the reason for the layoffs. The plant makes diesel engines for marine, petroleum, electric power, locomotive and industrial applications.

Company officials said the move will help it get through "a very challenging global business environment" and warned additional layoffs could come later this year.

I'm wondering if ""The One" is capable of telling the truth. His lying may be pathological.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Rasmussen Presidential Approval

Worst performance to date. You may quibble with any particular daily result but one thing is inarguable...the trendline is most decidedly negative.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Plain Common Sense

For those of you who buy into the ridiculous premise that Brack Hussein "inherited" the bad economy from Bush, just remember, for the last two years of his administration Bush was burdened with a Democrat House and Senate. Other than the first bailout (which btw, even though he pushed for it, was a Democrat initiated concept) he was allowed to accomplish precisely zero for 24 months.

A far better case could be made that he "inherited" the situation from his fellow Democrats. That might be true to a degree but what is also true is that just about everything he initiated has exacerbated the problem.

More than a bad day: Worries grow that Barack Obama & Co. have a competence problem

When a totally reliable liberal rag like the NYDN starts to question the competence of an uberlefty like Obama, you know there's a problem.

Not long ago, after a string of especially bad days for the Obama administration, a veteran Democratic pol approached me with a pained look on his face and asked, "Do you think they know what they're doing?"

The question caught me off guard because the man is a well-known Obama supporter. As we talked, I quickly realized his asking suggested his own considerable doubts.

Yes, it's early, but an eerily familiar feeling is spreading across party lines and seeping into the national conversation. It's a nagging doubt about the competency of the White House.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quote of the Day

In reference to the “Department of Justice Withdrawing the “Enemy Combatant” Definition for Guantanamo Detainees”

The new designation is henceforth to be “mischievious yoots”.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Put pride aside, Rendell urges

In other words, forget you're a proud American, quit struggling against your economic difficulty and take comfort in sucking on the government teat. It's where you should be.

To those hurt by the recession but too proud to seek government help, Gov. Ed Rendell says: If not for yourself, do it for your country.

He urged people to view food stamps not as welfare, but as economic stimulus.

"Think of it this way: If you avail yourself of these sources of government relief, you'll have money to spend in the economy, and that's exactly what we need to reboot the economy," Rendell said Wednesday at Brashear High School in Beechview. His 45-minute address was televised live to gatherings in six other cities.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Believers That Global Warming Is “Exaggerated” Growing

Beginning to see the light...

Although a majority of Americans believe the seriousness of global warming is either correctly portrayed in the news or underestimated, a record-high 41% now say it is exaggerated. This represents the highest level of public skepticism about mainstream reporting on global warming seen in more than a decade of Gallup polling on the subject.

The crumbling case for global warming

Don't confuse me with the facts!

One young radical turned up at the Heartland Institute’s climate change skeptics’ conference in New York this week to declare that he had never witnessed so much hypocrisy. How, he asked the panelists of a session on European policy, could they sleep at night? Clearly puzzled, one of the panelists asked him with which parts of their presentations he disagreed. “Oh,” he said “I didn’t come here to listen to the presentations.”

The conference — titled “Global Warming: Was it ever really a crisis?” — attracted close to 700 participants. Most of those I met displayed almost joy at being among people who dared to stand up to the mindless climate “consensus” and the refusal to debate, or even look at, the facts, as typified by that righteous young radical.

President Obama is considering a cap-and-trade system with which Canada would be forced to co-ordinate its own policies. The conference made clear how damaging and pointless such a policy would be.

Vaclav Klaus, the professorial president of both the Czech Republic and the European Union, pointed out at the conference’s first session on Sunday evening that the global political establishment was still in the grip of thinking reminiscent of the Communism under which he once lived. He noted that few if any politicians seemed even aware of, or interested in, either the shortcomings of officially cooked climate science, or the potential disasters of climate policy.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Recess Called for of City Councel Meeting Due to....Farts

Bathroom humor for sure but this is funny.

An embarrassing moment interrupts a Medina City Council meeting. See what caused council members to break out laughing and eventually call for a recess.

Complete with video.

Obama being illogical - Taliban

"The One" unsurprisingly gets slapped down once again...

AFGHANISTAN'S Taliban today turned down as illogical US President Barack Obama's bid to reach out to moderate elements of the insurgents, saying the exit of foreign troops was the only solution for ending the war.

Mr Obama, in an interview with the New York Times, expressed an openness to adapting tactics in Afghanistan that had been used in Iraq to reach out to moderate elements there.

"This does not require any response or reaction for this is illogical," Qari Mohammad Yousuf, a purported spokesman for the insurgent group, said when asked if its top leader Mullah Mohammad Omar would make any comment about Mr Obama's proposal.

"The Taliban are united, have one leader, one aim, one policy...I do not know why they are talking about moderate Taliban and what it means?

The cost of cluelesslessness is only beginning to become apparent.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Quote of the Week

Buffett: GOP Should Unite Behind Obama

Funny he didn't voice the same sentiment about Democrats uniting behind President G W Bush. If they had perhaps we wouldn't be in the condition we find ourselves in presently.

Obama's call on moderate Taliban useless

When even Reuter's sees this President as hopelessly naiver, it's time to worry.
KABUL, March 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's proposal to reach out to moderate Taliban will fail to end the Afghan insurgency as it is inflexible Taliban leaders who are orchestrating the war, not moderates, analysts said.

Obama, in an interview with the New York Times newspaper published on its website on Saturday, expressed an openness to adapting tactics in Afghanistan that had been used in Iraq to reach out to moderate elements there.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed Obama's proposal but analysts were doubtful.

"Obama's comment resemble a dream more than reality," said Waheed Mozhdah, an analyst who has written a book on the Taliban.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

"Obama is overwhelmed."

The man's a lightweight. He campaigns with the best of em but governing is a wholly different matter.

Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.

British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.

But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

White House Rethinks Tax Hikes

The one wonderful and predictable thing about the left is their consistent tendency to overreach.
President Barack Obama is meeting strong Democratic Party resistance to his proposal to reduce tax deductions enjoyed by upper-income Americans and could be forced to drop or modify the idea.

Mr. Obama in his budget blueprint last week proposed a cap on itemized deductions for mortgage interest and charitable donations to help pay for his health-care overhaul. The plan would cost wealthier taxpayers about $318 billion in new taxes over 10 years, according to government estimates.

But after objections from Democratic lawmakers, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared to suggest at one point Wednesday that the administration was willing to consider dropping or modifying the proposal.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The One Disses Our Oldest and Most Consistent Ally

Remember, narcissism means never having to say your sorry.

Why couldn't President Obama have put on more of a show for his British guests? He looked like he simply couldn't be bothered.

But on this side of the Atlantic the whole business looked pretty demeaning. The morning papers and TV last night featured plenty of comment focused on the White House's very odd and, frankly, exceptionally rude treatment of a British PM. Squeezing in a meeting, denying him a full press conference with flags etc. The British press corps, left outside for an hour in the cold, can take it and their privations are of limited concern to the public.

But Obama's merely warmish words (one of our closest allies, said with little sincerity or passion) left a bitter taste with this Atlanticist. Especially after his team had made Number 10 beg for a mini press conference and then not even offered the PM lunch.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Take a guess who this nimrod voted for.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida woman called 911 three times after McDonald's employees told her they were out of Chicken McNuggets. According to a police report, 27-year-old Fort Pierce resident Latreasa L. Goodman told authorities she paid for a 10-piece last week but was later informed the restaurant had run out.
She says employees refused to give her a refund, saying all sales were final. A cashier told police she offered Goodman a larger portion of different food for the same price, but Goodman became irate.

Police say Goodman was cited on a misuse of 911 charge. A current phone listing for Goodman couldn't be found.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

New feature thanks to sig226.
Explanation: Will our Sun look like this one day? The Helix Nebula is one of brightest and closest examples of a planetary nebula, a gas cloud created at the end of the life of a Sun-like star. The outer gasses of the star expelled into space appear from our vantage point as if we are looking down a helix. The remnant central stellar core, destined to become a white dwarf star, glows in light so energetic it causes the previously expelled gas to fluoresce. The Helix Nebula, given a technical designation of NGC 7293, lies about 700 light-years away towards the constellation of Aquarius and spans about 2.5 light-years. The above picture was taken by the Wide Field Imager on the 2.2-meter Telescope at the European Southern Observatory's La Silla Observatory. A close-up of the inner edge of the Helix Nebula shows complex gas knots of unknown origin.

Obama, Get a Clue....PLEASE

Economic naivete' in a POTUS is just plain scary...
A frighteningly naive Obama talking about large growth stock, diversifying portfolios etc. In these troubled times do you really want to trust a community organizer who doesn't know economics 101 with the largest most complicated economy in the world.

Steele to Rush: I'm sorry

Amzing what a couple of million E-mails from pi$$ed off conservatives can accomplish.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an “entertainer” whose show can be “incendiary.”

“My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.”

The dust-up comes at a time when top Democrats are trying to make Limbaugh the face of the Republican Party, in part by using ads funded by labor. Americans United for Change sent a fund-raising e-mail Monday that begins: “The Republican Party has turned into the Rush Limbaugh Party.”
No, but he articulates the beliefs of the conservative majority in the Republican party exceptionally well.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Confidence in the Leftist Agenda

Yup, the markets are confident, are you?

"Well, No Sh!t" Headline of the Week

Durbin: Race Played A Factor In Burris Seating

Sen. Dick Durbin, who advised Sen. Roland Burris last week to step down from the Senate, acknowledged today that racial considerations were at play in the decision by majority Democrats to seat Burris.

Durbin, a fellow Democrat and Illinois' senior senator, noted that Rep. Bobby Rush, a Chicago Democrat, appeared at Gov. Rod Blagojevich's announcement of his appointment of Burris and used racially charged language to defend the appointment.

Really, ya think?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Lowest Yet

Overall, 58% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance so far while 40% disapprove.

Specter could be 'toast' in 2010 election, pollster says

Ah yes, toasted RINO, a satisfying dish indeed.
HARRISBURG -- A new statewide poll shows 53 percent of Pennsylvanians -- and 66 percent of Republicans -- want someone to replace Sen. Arlen Specter.

Asked whether they think Specter, a Philadelphia Republican, has done his job well enough to win re-election or whether they'd prefer a "new person" in that job, registered voters by a 53-38 percent margin said it's time to give someone else a chance, according to the poll by Susquehanna Polling and Research. Eight percent were undecided.

The numbers might reflect Specter's vote as one of three Republican senators who enabled passage of President Obama's $787 billion federal stimulus package, said James Lee, president of Harrisburg-based Susquehanna polling. But they reflect long-standing dissatisfaction among Republican conservatives with Specter's record, he said.