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Yeah, kid, she should have gone to jail.
Now does anyone disagree with me that some people are simply unfit to be parents?!
(CBS) NEW YORK The new federal policy of checking hats when going through airport security is causing a serious controversy, with many now asking: Is it a necessary security measure or another act of religious or racial profiling?Enough already. Some guy got a monkey on a plane because of his 'hat.' Others could have guns or knives or bombs under their turbans. I say we should have been uncovering all headgear - baseball caps, helmets, turbans, yarmulkes, scarves, etc., a long long time ago. It is incredibly feasible that someone would have a weapon under one of those -just like I could have a boxcutter in my flip flop.
Perhaps after the national embarrassment of a monkey getting through Transportation Security Administration agents under a man's hat and ending up on a plane departing Peru and bound for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and then onto another plane bound for New York City on Aug. 8, officials decided to make changes in policies regarding hats.
Even if you made it through airport security, federal TSA screeners can now search or pat down a passenger's hat in search of illegal items or weapons. Seems fair enough for many passengers, even those with hats...
Others see where the system is skewed, however.
One group in particular -- Sikhs -- agrees, saying the new TSA hat policy is focused on those who wear turbans is in effect a form of racial profiling.
Prablyit Singh, a Sikh who wears his turban as part of his religion, was stopped recently when he flew out of his home airport in Washington D.C.A message to the Sikhs- you are not the victims here. Pardon the detail, but everytime my underwire bra sets off the metal detector or I refuse to take my shoes off, they pull me aside between the little glass dividers and pat me down all over. And if a large wand between your legs and around your breasts isn't uncomfortable and humiliating, I don't know what else is. Objecting to the pat-down is NOT an option.
He objected to having his turban patted down after he had passed the metal detector, and says TSA agents gave him a hard time afterward, yelling at him.
"What I had to go through was not only humiliating, but a demeaning situation to get onto this flight," Singh says.
Singh finally agreed to the pat down, but as is required by his religion, asked it be done in private.
Dear Friends,Yawn. Same stuff everytime.
On September 6, 2007, Fred Thompson will be announcing his intention to run for President of the United States with a webcast available to millions at www.imwithfred.com. The launch of the video will be followed by a five-day campaign tour through Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. On the evening of the 6th, there will also be a National House Party, during which there will be a conference call with Fred.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An elementary school has banned tag on its playground after some children complained they were harassed or chased against their will.Do you think these children were complaining, or perhaps, their parents?
"It causes a lot of conflict on the playground," said Cindy Fesgen, assistant principal of the Discovery Canyon Campus school.
Running games are still allowed as long as students don't chase each other, she said.
Fesgen said two parents complained to her about the ban but most parents and children didn't object.
In 2005, two elementary schools in the nearby Falcon School District did away with tag and similar games in favor of alternatives with less physical contact. School officials said the move encouraged more students to play games and helped reduce playground squabbles.
GENEVA (Aug. 28) - The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said.If you read this story, you'll get a kick out of the comments. I'm actually quite proud of this statistic. To me, it proves we are a society, in some ways, of personal responsibility. AND, we take our freedoms seriously (See Second Amendment, US Constitution). I recognize that some individuals abuse their freedom and use guns for the wrong purpose. It's those stories that make the news and turn all the gun-control freaks to crying "take them away!"
U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.
About 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide each year are purchased in the United States, it said.
"The almanac's 2008 edition, which goes on sale Tuesday, foresees plenty of snow across the Northeast, temperatures averaging as much as 3 degrees below normal along most of the Atlantic Coast, and four major frosts as far south as Florida. The Great Lakes region will also take a pounding."HA! Take that, all you oh-no-global-warming-the-ice-is-melting whiners!
"The outlook is tamer for the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the desert Southwest and the Pacific Coast, but Geiger said snow in Colorado will be more than adequate for skiing.Maybe it's just as goofy to believe the almanac as it is to believe in global warming. BUT,
Other predictions include a cool, wet spring in many places, active tornado and hurricane seasons and a warmer-than-normal summer in much of the country."
"The forecasts are prepared two years in advance by the almanac's reclusive prognosticator, who goes by the pseudonym Caleb Weatherbee and uses a secret formula based on sunspots, the position of the planets and the tidal action of the moon. Weatherbee has already completed his 2009 forecast, Geiger said."That is pretty high-tech stuff right there.
"The 191-year-old almanac's winter forecast is at odds with the federal government's outlook, which is based largely on statistical trends. For the coming winter, those trends point to above normal temperatures in the East and the Southwest, with drier than average weather along the southern tier of states and up the East Coast into Virginia."We shall see, friends.
"I'm upset with myself, and, you know, through this situation I found Jesus and asked him for forgiveness and turned my life over to God. And I think that's the right thing to do as of right now."However, I think he should have called upon St. Francis of Assisi, my favorite Patron Saint of Animals. Then maybe we'd believe him.
At Fox Lake, in northern Illinois, residents were busy stacking sandbags to protect their houses from the rising Fox River, said Ami McEwan, assistant administrator for Lake County.Thankfully FEMA and state governments are coming to aid- but in the meantime, midwesterners underwater just keep on sandbagging.
"Most of them are sandbagging and keeping it at bay," she said.
The river topped its banks at noon and was flowing over a riverfront park, said Joy Hanson, who owns the Mason House Inn & Caboose Cottage, a bed and breakfast at Bentonsport. She said there wasn't time to start sandbagging.Their Christmas ornaments are gone, but they're not crying for the federal government to buy new ones, because after all, the weather isn't under the federal government's control. Hmmmmm....
"It's like a panic," she said. "There are a lot of people here from other towns helping out."
RICHMOND, Va. (Aug. 20) - Michael Vick agreed Monday to plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, a deal that leaves the Atlanta Falcons quarterback facing up to 18 months in prison and puts his NFL career in jeopardy.
Under the plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend Vick be sentenced to between a year and 18 months in prison, according to a government official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the terms have not yet been made final.
MADISON, Wis. -- The Dane County Board of Supervisors passed a controversial resolution early Friday morning to ask Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.Thoughts: Has anyone ever heard of this "orange for change" theme?
The resolution was approved by a 20-3 margin with two board members abstaining and 12 others were absent. The vote took place after 1 a.m. and many board members had left, WISC-TV reported.
Earlier in the evening as the board took up the resolution and others, supporters of the measure held a rally outside. Some wore armbands to show solidarity for impeachment. Impeachment supporters wore the color orange, and organizers said that the demonstration was part of the new "orange for change" movement going on across the nation.
The Impeachment Coalition of Dane County organized a mock funeral at the rally, complete with caskets labeled "Democracy" and "The Constitution." Organizers said that while they support the resolution, they're pushing more for accountability than actual impeachment.
"In the overall scheme of things, the vote isn't all that important," said rally organizer Dennis Coyier of the Impeachment Coalition of Dane County. "What's important is that we're here showing solidarity. We want to take our country back and bring it back to what it was, the principles we founded it upon, which are being destroyed."
Lonny Raymond, of Stoughton, said that he opposes the resolution.We did re-elect him. His numbers will rebound, just you watch. And thank you for some common sense, Ms. Lien. It is sad the Dane County Board is known as a body that is going to do what they want and act politically against our nation's leaders, despite the more important things the people of Dane County could think about.
"I'm pretty much totally against it, because we did re-elect him as a president," Raymond said.
Jennie Lien, of Stoughton, said she thought the vote was a waste of time.
"I think they should forget about it. They should have forgotten about it when it started, because there are more important things for the people of this county to think about," Lien said. "I think it should just go by the wayside, but they're going to do what they want to do anyway."
The Green Bay Packers gave their home fans plenty to be excited about on Saturday as the 2007 regular season approaches.Defense was on fire. We are going to surprise a lot of people, I just know it.
It wasn't just that the Packers blew out a shorthanded Seattle Seahawks team 48-13 in front of 69,761 fans who braved a rainy night at Lambeau Field. It was that the contributions came in every phase of the game and answered a few of the questions that have lingered during training camp.
In nearly identical fact summaries, both Phillips and Peace stated that the dogfighting ring's "operation and gambling monies were almost exclusively funded by Vick." Additionally, both men fingered Vick in the execution earlier this year of about eight dogs that performed poorly in test fighting sessions. Phillips and Peace each told investigators that Vick participated in killing the dogs, which were hung or drowned, and that the animals "died as a result of the collective efforts" of the trio.Wow, Michael, you're a model citizen and pet owner. Jackass.
"Roosevelt again addressed the nation by radio as war became ever more inevitable, to express to Americans the threat Nazism posed to our democratic and religious freedoms. On October 27, 1941, he described a German document outlining Hitler's plan to 'abolish all existing religions' in which 'the property of all churches will be seized by the Reich and its puppets. The cross and all other symbols of religion are to be forbidden...in place of the cross of Christ will be put two symbols -the swastika and the naked sword.' Roosevelt then concluded with the pledge to the Nazis that 'We stand ready in defense of our nation and the faith of our fathers to do what God has given us the pwer to see as our full duty.'
"Franklin Roosevelt was a man of deep religious belief who understood, just as powerfully as Washington before him, that religion and morality were indispensable supports to the preservation of our liberties and our country."
Joe Scarborough has pulled back the curtain on the liberal bias at MSNBC, describing an incident in which people in its newsroom ceaselessly booed President Bush during a State of the Union address.
The revelation came on "Morning Joe" today at 6:02 A.M. EDT. Joe was discussing a recent episode at the Seattle Times in which reporters and editors cheered the news that Karl Rove had resigned. Scarborough applauded Seattle Times Executive Editor Dave Boardman for issuing a memorandum reproving his colleagues.
At a White House dinner during the [civil] war, the clergyman who gave the benediction closed with a thought: "The Lord is on the Union's side," to which [Abraham] Lincoln responded: "I am not at all concerned about that, for I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side" (54).Is it not applicable to the war against terrorism and Islamic fascists? Let US all be o nthe Lord's side.
Mrs. Edwards praised her husband for apologizing for his vote in favor of the Iraq War, and questioned Senator Hillary Clinton's, D-N.Y., for not doing the same.Praise for apologizing and taking back one's vote?
"She even, in the New Hampshire debate said, 'I made a mistake.' People are looking for a mea culpa from her. And when she buried a line like that –- I give her credit for saying that –- but when she buries that line... we're electing a leader of the free world, and just like the votes on this last funding bill, we're looking for a leader," Edwards contended.
“The only reason people talk about me for vice president instead of president is because of money,” he said. “Add money to my campaign, and I am a top presidential contender. It is like Kool-Aid: All you have to do is add water. Well, just add money to my campaign and I am ready to go. And Ames will provide the momentum.”I'm drinking the Kool-Aid.
Mike Huckabee yesterday noted that he managed to snare 18 percent of the vote despite investing much less in the event than his top rivals. "It wasn't just that we surprised people with a second showing, it's that we did it with so few resources," he said. "This really was feeding the 5,000 with two fish and five loaves."No, Democratic critics, Huckabee doesn't think he's Jesus here, but he can talk that talk as a Baptist minister and believe in feeding many with very little. He didn't bring in a single bus. He got more votes than he bought.
“In the very best people I have ever met, there is a secret side that nobody else knows, a dark side that make us all very fragile and human and real,” he said. “And in some of the worst people I have ever encountered I have also found that you can’t completely write them off as unredeemable.”The real Mike Huckabee shows himself on the campaign trail. He's less scripted and more vulnerable, but it's endearing and captivating at the same time.
Obama took the opportunity to get at what he considers the heart of the matter, actually demanding that black journalists themselves are to blame for missing the point. Skin color, his record in public service, the issues – none of this suggests he’s not ‘black enough’ and yet questions over his blackness persist, he put to the crowd of black journalists.I appreciate that he's turned the question of "is Obama black enough?" back to the journalists, wondering why they are the ones persistent in making color an issue.
It’s “puzzling,” he said. Why is this?...
“What it really does is really lay bare, I think, that we’re still locked in this notion that if you appeal to white folks then there must be something wrong,” he said, adding it’s the same sort of suspicion many blacks face when they attend a predominately white Ivy League institution.Here's where he loses me and could have knocked it out of the park.
And that’s when he issued this provocative challenge: Instead of asking Obama if he’s black enough, black journalists should dig deeper, and ask why there exists this mistrust in black America of a black man like Obama running for office?
STUART, Fla. - A Stuart businessman said he is being evicted because he does not speak Spanish. Tom McKenna said he and his business, Seacoast Water, must be out of the building in less than a month on the property owner's orders.If only I knew some Spanish profanity...
McKenna said the property owner of the complex sent him a letter last month indicating that he only wanted tenants who would serve the Spanish community, WPBF News 25 reported.
McKenna, who only speaks English, has rented the corner storefront on Dixie Highway for almost a decade.
"I don’t even know if they know what they’ve proposed," McReynolds said. "There’s just so many unanswered questions, I’m not comfortable putting out figures yet."and Jerry Ryder, president of In-Sink-Erator in Racine:
The idea of universal health coverage sounds wonderful, he said. "Who in the world could intellectually oppose that? But, boy, it is not without consequences. It is not without implications."Who in the world? Wisconsin Dems, that's who.
Ellen Pompeo says Hollywood socialites "who are rich and famous for nothing" set a bad example.
"I just think the media should take this country in a different direction," the 37-year-old actress tells the new issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, on newsstands Aug. 15.
"We're so focused on the wrong things. We're teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing."
In an apparent reference to coverage of Paris Hilton and her ilk, Pompeo says: "What are we doing to this younger generation? It's not very responsible."
A naked male wearing only a ski mask was on the loose overnight, exposing himself outside an Allouez home and running through yards on Green Bay's east side, police reported.This is wrong, but I'm laughing. I love that the Press Gazette has named him "the Serial Flasher".
A 29-year-old woman was sitting in her living room working on her laptop when she noticed a naked man outside her window. She went to see whether her door was locked and the man took off running. The man was described as white and thin.
Police are investigating whether the case is related to a similar incident reported late Wednesday night in Allouez.How come we can guess weight and age when a suspect is fully clothed, but fail to find words for those in the nude?
In that case, three 12-year-old girls in a home on Custer Court reported seeing a man wearing only a black ski mask walk up and expose himself outside a glass patio door about 11 p.m.
The man was described as being white and about 5-foot-5, but no weight or age description was available.
"In some ways, it's the way we have to go," Edwards says. "We can't make John black, we can't make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars. Now it's nice to get on the news, but not the be all and end all."The author of the article responded:
The implication that Obama and Hillary consider getting attention for being black or a woman "the be all and end all" is, of course, completely absurd, especially given how much black-on-black racism the Obama campaign has faced, and how dizzy everyone got when Hillary showed the tiniest bit of cleavage.I disagree.
Black, in our political and social vocabulary, means those descended from West African slaves," wrote Debra Dickerson on the liberal website Salon.Well guess what, children of slavery: In almost every cycle since 1984, at least one African American has run for President. Your past of your race is not your destiny, nor is it an excuse for not working hard to make something of yourself.
"Elizabeth Edwards' comments are Theresa-Heinz-Kerry-grade reckless, certainly, and they are deeply cynical about the way sex and race function in American politics."So what if she's cynical? Only because our news media and our society are too!
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved a 5.5 percent tuition hike for students today as part of the 2007-08 budget.Just when I've been thinking about going back for a higher degree. Even if tuition wasn't raised for me, I wouldn't want to contribute. ROBBERS!
With lawmakers still wrangling over the budget and school set to begin next month, regents voted 14-3 to approve the plan, which was based off the Joint Finance Committee's version of the budget. The plan increases tuition by $330 at UW-Madison, $323 at UW-Milwaukee and $251 at the 11 other four-year UW campuses. The two-year UW Colleges will see no tuition increase.
UW System President Kevin Reilly called the tuition hikes "the lowest increases in years." Regent Tom Loftus expressed hope that the budget process would foster a "new beginning" for the relationship between the UW and the Legislature.
"We are presenting to them, the leaders ... our best judgment as to what the University needs," Loftus said.
Professor Gunn-Moore said: "Cats are now the number one pet, they are more popular than dogs. People get in late and they don't want to walk the dog.And what is better than a lap cat? Rock on. Cats Rule and Dogs, well, I want a dog too...
"They want the cat there as a companion..."
Cats are not the only pets to be losing the battle of the bulge. A quarter of dogs are clinically obese and overweight rabbits and even hamsters are also a common sight in vets' surgeries.Now a fat hamster? That is something to definitely consider going Old Yeller style on.
"People are seeing her as the one ready to be president," Mark Penn, Clinton's chief strategist, told Susan. Bill Burton, Obama’s spokesman, dismissed the findings. "National polls may go up and down before people actually start voting, but their irrelevance will not," he said.Sadly, I believe "people" are right. Obama is not ready. And Hillary's already "been President," right?
BAGHDAD (AP) - AP Video The new U.S. military strategy in Iraq, unveiled six months ago to little acclaim, is working.Let's listen to our military leaders. They know best.
In two weeks of observing the U.S. military on the ground and interviewing commanders, strategists and intelligence officers, it's apparent that the war has entered a new phase in its fifth year.
Commanders are encouraged by signs that more Iraqis are growing fed up with violence. They are also counting on improvements in the Iraqi army and police, which are burdened by religious rivalries and are not ready to take over national defense duties from U.S. troops this year.
U.S. military leaders want Congress and President Bush to give them more time to keep trying—to reach a point, perhaps in 2009, when the Iraqis will be closer to reconciliation and ready to provide much of their own security.
As the new school year approaches, more schools are requiring students to wear uniforms or otherwise restricting what they may wear — and parents are objecting.So parents have banded together against uniforms? There are so many other things I can think of that parents could oppose, that would improve their child's educational experience. Uniforms falls far from the top of my list.
Their complaint: The policies trample students' right of expression and parents' right to raise children without government interference, says Vickie Crager, founder of Asserting Parental Rights — it's Our Duty, a parents rights group that opposes school uniforms.
"As a parent, we felt our rights were being violated," says Laura Bell. They have five children, ages 5 to 17.Think about how much they'd have to pay for enough clothes for at least a week for all their children instead of uniforms. And uniforms can be worn has hand-me-downs, which I'm sure a family of five is well-aware of.
The Bells' suit makes two claims: that the uniform requirement violates their children's constitutional right of free expression and that it violates the guarantee of a free public education. The Bells would have to pay $641 for five sets of pants and shirts required by the policy, Laura Bell says.
Others who object to uniforms and strict dress codes make their case outside the courtroom. Nashville parents created Metro Parents Against Standard School Attire after the school board announced plans for uniforms this spring.A fad? Like high tops, tight rolling, and big hair were? Those all contributed to increased educational performance and higher test scores. Why else do we have No Child Left Behind?
"We perceive it as an educational fad," says Ashley Crownover, the group's spokeswoman. She says research does not support claims that uniforms increase safety or improve academic performance.
Some members of the group are considering suing or encouraging their children not to wear uniforms when school starts Aug. 13, Crownover says.Good comeback. Maybe they'll get detention and you can take the teachers to court!
In this long, hot (interesting choice of word) campaign season, intimations of sexuality are sprouting like wildflowers along the road to the White House. Not that the commingling of sex and politics is anything new, but for what seems to be the first time in memory, voters are being confronted with questions that don't usually break the surface: Just how sexy is a first lady allowed to be? And what constitutes an appropriate display of affection between candidates and their spouses?Why are we thinking about how sexy the first lady should or shouldn't be? Is that relevant to the voter's choice?
With a nominating field full of older men and younger wives, experts say that a youthful, even sexy wife offers a none-too-subtle message about the vitality of the candidate.Interestingly enough, this is really the first time I've put the line-up together. On their own, you hone in on the obvious age gap b/t Jeri and Fred Thompson, and probably don't even realize who Cindy McCain is because we never see her.
"What's going on reflects what's happening in the larger culture, a culture increasingly focused on young, attractive women and blatant sexuality, on display for all to appreciate," said Elizabeth Sherman, a political sociologist and Democrat who is married to former Republican Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma. "The candidate's wife is a strategic asset. How are you going to deploy that asset?"Alright, back it up. Asset like Laura Bush's approval rating stays high despite her husbands. Asset like Eleanor Roosevelt was in promoting the New Deal. Asset like the projects and focus of the First Lady only increase the positive attention and reputation of the federal government's most powerful office -and add to our society as a whole. But as a sexual object asset? I hope no male candidate is thinking of "deploying his sexy-wife asset."
McCain is 18 years older than Cindy, Giuliani 11 years older than Judith. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, a Democratic hopeful, is 18 years older than his wife, Jackie. The prize for greatest age gap, however, goes to Democratic contender Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio, who is 31 years older than his 29-year-old wife, Elizabeth.Has anyone ever seen Elizabeth Kucinich? Anyone? Also, notice who isn't mentioned? The focus here, though the article tries to be independent, is on the older Republican panel of candidates: Giuliani, Thompson, McCain. (Hmmm, thinking about such conflicts among the traditional, conservative GOP base...)
But in a world obsessed with appearance and sexuality, even presidential campaigns are offering something to sate our national appetite for the superficial. To paraphrase the old Jell-O campaign, there's always room for cleavage.Cleavage, really? Does the public notice the cleavage aspect, and more importantly, how do the voters perceive these marital unions? Candidates like O'Bama, Edwards, Huckabee, and Romney appear to have(I believe they actually do) a deep love and respect for their closer-in-age wives who also appear to have their own hidden sexuality, confidence, and supportive intelligence in the girl-next-door way. (That's not to say the other candidates don't love their wives, it's just a different image that's presented.)
Politics experts often say that a candidate's spouse is a negligible factor in helping voters choose a president. But that may be changing, said Sherman. "A candidate's spouse has to be a positive enhancement. If not, at least do no harm. The way things are sliced today, 1% here, 2% there can make a big difference. One false move can destroy your whole campaign."I would hope the candidates' wives would desire not to be 1 or 2% if it's based on their sexuality and the vitality they help their man to possess. But who am I to judge? Maybe Republicans don't care about age difference in spouses or age in their presidential candidates. My grandparents are 10 years apart, and marriages within my family range from 1 month to 18 years difference to younger women. But what about those with multiple past marriages, new younger wives, and these hot, sexual first lady candidates? Does the GOP scoff at men who leave their wives for younger women? I bet some women do, as the ultimate fear come to life on the pedestal of our nation's leader - being left in older age for young chickies.
In April, 1975, in an issue mostly taken up with stories about the collapse of the American-backed government of South Vietnam, NEWSWEEK published a small back-page article about a very different kind of disaster...well, if you had been following the climate-change debates at the time, you'd have known that the threat was: global cooling.Hmmm, farmers and power plants were to blame in the '70s. Did we stop our agricultural way of life? Hardly.
But in any case, climatologists now are mostly agreed that human impacts will swamp the effects of the Milankovitch cycles (the earth's heating and cooling). The question has been, which specific impacts?
In the mid-1970s, scientists were focusing on an increase of dust and "aerosols" (suspended droplets of liquid, mostly sulfuric acid) in the atmosphere. These, the result of increased agriculture and burning of coal in power plants, lower the Earth's temperature by reflecting sunlight back into space.
Ironically, clean-air laws in North America and Europe had the effect of reducing aerosols (which cause acid rain), so the predominant influence on climate now is the buildup of carbon dioxide—which traps the Earth's heat in the lower atmosphere and contributes to global warming.And CO2 also eats away at the ozone, allowing more sun to get in, burn us all and damage our Earth. Yeah yeah. Smoking is bad for you too.
The point to remember, says Connolley, is that predictions of global cooling never approached the kind of widespread scientific consensus that supports the greenhouse effect today. And for good reason: the tools scientists have at their disposal now—vastly more data, incomparably faster computers and infinitely more sophisticated mathematical models—render any forecasts from 1975 as inoperative as the predictions being made around the same time about the inevitable triumph of communism.So who's to say that in 10, or even 30 more years, we won't have more advanced instruments and incredibly different data in the opposing direction, once again? I agree with Senator Imhof:
The implication he draws is that if you're not worried about being trampled by a stampede of woolly mammoths through downtown Chicago, you don't have to believe what the media is saying about global warming, either.
"They're Private. And we get to choose the policy we like... You get to pay for the policy you want."He continues and it's almost absorbing - especially his quick-on-his-heels thinking to explain income levels and help people do receive from the government. I appreciate the
"Is it perfect? No. Could it be better?...probably."He's right to say MA could be a model for others and they'll work to make it better. (I also think he's right to tell her to shut up and let him finish his answer!)
"I didn't like her plan, you see it was a government plan."Thank you, Governor. I don't like her plan either.
New York authorities were questioning three men found in a bizarre submersible vessel floating just off Manhattan on Friday, according to local reports.Bizarre indeed. Worrisome, even more so.
The men were discovered early Friday near the cruise terminal in Brooklyn where the massive ocean liner The Queen Mary II is moored, ABC television reported on its website.
When asked about the incident, a police spokeswoman declined to confirm the report or provide any further information, saying only that officers were at the scene.
What the three men were doing in the vessel -- which appeared to be spherical with a circular hatch on top -- was not immediately clear.
According to ABC, there was no indication that the discovery was terror-related -- a constant fear in New York following the September 11 Al-Qaeda attacks on New York.
[Zilber] also rejects claims that he's adding to a poisonous political culture. The word "Republican" is never mentioned in the book, although an elephant -- the symbol of the Republican party -- does squash a homeless man's park bench. He calls that "a little background mischief" for the adults to enjoy.Interesting... a children's book written for adults. Maybe he's actually on to something. Maybe we need to spell out politics for the adults these days, who've all lost track of original thought and let political rhetoric fall down a sewer drain.
Given his prior success, some people have suggested he sell out and work the other side of the aisle with "Why Mommy is a Republican."Hmmmmm....not for the money. So this is for....?
That's not going to happen, Zilber said. "As a Democrat, I don't do things just for the money."