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  • ‘My bad’: State Dept. official apologizes for #UnitedForGaza tweet

    07/20/2014 4:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/20/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel gave a peculiar apology to outraged Twitter users on Sunday after he tweeted #UnitedForGaza to his 15,000 followers. In a tweet directed to the State Department, Mr. Stengel said, “Critical for a full, credible and unimpeded intl investigation of crash. Urge Russia to honor it’s [sic] commitment,” Twitchy first reported. After receiving swift backlash, the tweet was deleted, and Mr. Stengel sent out a terse explanation. “Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad,” he said. (Snip) Twitter users weren’t buying Mr. Stengel’s apology.
  • “I had no Idea how bad Islam was until I dated a Muslim…”

    05/07/2014 4:46:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 5/7/14 | Pamela Geller
    I receive a lot of mail. The most heartbreaking letters, of course, are from Muslims in Muslim countries who have left Islam or question Islam, and their intellectual freedom is met with violence from family members and friends. They write to cry for help. I get a few of those emails a week, and I help each one to the best I can. Notice how they aren’t writing CAIR for help. I owe a debt of gratitude to Ali Sina for helping me handle the most difficult and gruesome of those letters. In a number of instances, Ali has gotten...
  • Can a lawsuit by nine students topple teacher tenure?

    03/30/2014 9:32:51 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | March 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM EDT | MEGAN THOMPSON
    The nine student plaintiffs in the case – known as Vergara v. California - are challenging two main areas of state law: permanent employment and dismissal statutes the plaintiffs say make it difficult to get rid of bad teachers, and the seniority-based layoff system, which they say makes it hard to keep good, less-senior teachers during difficult times.
  • Bennett: ‘Bad’ Iran deal increases need for military action (will Israel strike?)

    11/23/2013 9:03:36 PM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 23, 2013, 9:07 pm
    Economics minister and Jewish Home leader says Israel cannot ‘sit idly by’ while world allows Iran to be 6 weeks from the bomb Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) said Saturday that a “bad deal” with Iran on curbing its nuclear program would “increase the need for Israeli [military] action.” “If there will be a deal which would allow Iran to have the ability to ‘break out’ and build a bomb within six weeks, we cannot sit idly by in this situation and we will examine all the options,” Bennett told Channel 2 Saturday evening.
  • Country star Alan Jackson's daughter charged with assault, accused of striking a police officer

    08/29/2013 7:03:29 AM PDT · by twister881 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>The 20-year-old daughter of country star Alan Jackson has been charged with assault, underage drinking and resisting arrest. She is accused of striking a police officer and then invoking her father's name during a traffic stop in Nashville.</p>
  • The Middle East: All Bad Choices [VDH]

    08/20/2013 4:59:30 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/20/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From Libya to Iran, our past actions have drastically limited our current choices. Survey the Middle East, and there is nothing about which to be optimistic. Iran is either fueling violence in Syria or racing toward a bomb, or both. Syria is past imploding. Take your pick in a now-Manichean standoff between an authoritarian, thuggish Bashar Assad and al-Qaeda franchises that envision a Taliban-like state. There is increasingly not much in between, other than the chaos of something like another Sudan. Our Libyan “leading from behind” led to Mogadishu-like chaos and Benghazi. Do we even remember the moral urgency of...
  • ‘I Believe That Obamacare Is Bad for America…and So Does the President’: GOP Rep Sparks Outrage

    08/17/2013 10:16:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/17/13 | Dave Urbanski
    As Rep. Dan Webster (R-Fla.) ran down the 40 votes he’s cast to defund Obamacare in a public meeting this week, Webster added: “I believe that Obamacare is bad for America … and so does the president.” With that many constituents in the Winter Haven, Fla., town hall Thursday reacted with shock and outrage, with audience members exclaiming, “No he doesn’t!” “Tell the truth!” “So does the president? Please.” “Stop lying!” Webster attempted to explain his reasoning, saying there have been many changes to the Affordable Care Act that the House and Senate have been passing, which Obama has been...
  • FR has new load shedding feature?

    08/17/2013 10:46:34 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 31 replies
    Vanity ^ | Today! | self
    So the fix to not filling page requests is near infinite response times on reading postings, posting response and some other features is to drag them out?Not much of an improvement.
  • Senate immigration bill full of bad, so-far-ignored provisions

    06/20/2013 6:00:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2013 | Betsy McCaughey
    Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is pushing for a final up-or-down vote on comprehensive immigration reform by the end of next week. “Comprehensive” is another word for unread. Lawmakers need to know what’s in this bill before they pass it. It’s full of questionable provisions that so far haven’t been subject to much debate. One portion of the Senate bill would loosen the rules for seeking asylum. Sec. 3401 removes the one-year deadline for applying for asylum; Sec. 3504 adds another layer of appeals for aliens turned down; and Sec. 3502 allows the U.S. attorney general to provide government-funded...
  • Early Data Show Weak Holiday Sales

    12/25/2012 4:22:09 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 150 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 25, 2012, 5:57 p.m. ET. | SHELLY BANJO
    The annual holiday shop-a-thon drew to a muted close for many retailers, according to preliminary data, reflecting what some experts said was the slowest growth in spending since the 2008 recession. For the eight weeks from Oct. 28 through Christmas Eve, retail sales for the holidays rose just 0.7% from the year before, according to MasterCard Inc.'s SpendingPulse unit. Enlarge Image Close Reuters A man with shopping bags sleeps in Macy's in New York on Monday. . After falling 5.5% in 2008, holiday sales rebounded strongly in 2009 and 2010, and rose about 2% last year, according to the company's...
  • Bad care is inevitable in the NHS

    12/24/2012 5:06:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/24/12 | Harry Mount
    That´s not to say it´s excusable, just that the appalling neglect of 38 patients at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch is the logical result of the NHS´s untenable management structure. Imagine if everything at Tesco´s was free but rationed, and subject to delivery delays of several months. Then throw in the fact that there are no other free alternatives. You would have a nightmare on your hands--huge queues, attracted by the free goods, then further stretched by the long delays. Imagine how the staff would then behave--harrassed by the limitless demand of customers, but also in a tyrannical position of
  • 15-Year-Old Texas Girl Spanked By Vice Principal For Cheating

    09/25/2012 11:09:10 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies
    The Frisky ^ | 9-24-2012 | Jessica Wakeman
    A mother in Texas is livid: not that her 15-year-old daughter was paddled at school for cheating on a test — both mom and daughter actually approved the punishment — but that she was spanked by a male vice principal. Taylor Santos, 15, a sophomore at Springtown High School Texas,  allegedly let another student copy her work and was given a two-days of in-school suspension. After one day of missing classes, Santos asked if she could get a paddling instead of missing a second day; she called her mother and got approval for the change. But her mother, Anna Jorgensen, is...
  • Dog Shaming

    08/23/2012 11:49:33 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 38 replies
  • 23% of Small Business Owners Report "No Pay for a Year"

    06/13/2012 2:51:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Citing a new survey by Citigroup, CNBC Reports All Work, No Pay for Some Small Business Owners. Here are some interesting highlights. Over the past few years, business owners report that they have, at one time or another, taken less profit (78 percent), worked more hours than usual (70 percent), and used their own money to help the business survive (69 percent).54 percent of respondents say they have gone without a paycheck in order to keep the business running.23 percent of owners have gone without pay for one year or more.More than one-third of owners (38 percent) said their employees...
  • The Israel-US divide on Iran

    04/24/2012 5:39:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Globes ^ | April 24, 2012 | Amos Yadlin
    The round of talks between the six powers and Iran over its nuclear program was held in Istanbul, and another round is scheduled in May. Despite a decade of empty dialogue, both sides have an interest in holding negotiations: Iran seeks to avoid a tightening of the sanctions against it, and US President Barack Obama wants to postpone hard decisions, at least until after the elections. Although the two sides' opening positions are far apart, it is in the nature of negotiations to bring the position of the parties closer. Both sides have a clear interest in creating the image...
  • Santorum: Not Responsible for Friess' "Bad Joke" (video)

    (CBS News) Updated at 10:39 a.m. ET Taking a page from rival Newt Gingrich, Republican presidential hopeful and newly minted front-runner Rick Santorum on Friday slammed the media for asking about a controversial comment one of his supporters made about contraception a day earlier. "My record stands for itself," Santorum said in an interview on "CBS This Morning" after being asked about Foster Friess' comment on MSNBC Thursday that women should hold a Bayer aspirin between their knees to use as contraception.
  • Huge Solar Eruption Sparks Strongest Radiation Storm in 7 Years

    01/23/2012 1:46:00 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Space.com ^ | 23 January 2012 | SPACE.com Staff
    A powerful solar eruption is expected to blast a stream of charged particles toward Earth tomorrow (Jan. 24), as the strongest radiation storm since 2005 rages on the sun. Early this morning (0359 GMT Jan. 23, which corresponds to late Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10:59 p.m. EST), NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught an extreme ultraviolet flash from a huge eruption on the sun , according to the skywatching website Spaceweather.com. The solar flare spewed from sunspot 1402, a region of the sun that has become increasingly active lately. Several NASA satellites, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Solar Heliospheric Observatory...
  • Multiple News Developments on E-Cat, LENR

    11/26/2011 12:58:45 PM PST · by Kevmo · 80 replies
    Independent ECat News ^ | November 25-26 , 2011 | Various
    Andrea Rossi Replies to Brian Josephson 26 novembre 2011 By Cold Fusion News Andrea Rossi has replied to Nobel Prize winning Cambridge Physicist Brian Josephson’s demands for a scientific test of the e-cat cold fusion device. Josephson made an appeal to Rossi to have his device formally evaluated by scientists through the Ita... » Rossi Declines Italian and U.S. Government Testing Offers 26 novembre 2011 By New Energy Times Andrea Rossi, inventor of the Energy Catalyzer, or E-Cat, has declined an offer from an Italian government laboratory for independent testing of his device. According to Francesco Celani, a physicist...
  • Something Big Is Coming... and It's Going to Be BAD

    11/18/2011 2:20:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/18/11 | Phoenix Capital Research
    Something major is occuring in the markets today. The US economy peaked in 2007. However, throughout much of 2008, the stock market continued to rally despite the economic collapse as well as the financial system imploding. Throughout this period the credit markets jammed up and implied something VERY BAD was in the system. However, stock investors continued to pile into stocks because, well, frankly stocks always are the last to "get it." And when stocks finally did get it... it was quite a thing. This same environment is occurring today. Only this time the collapse is sovereign in nature: entire...
  • NATO still getting it wrong in Kosovo

    10/26/2011 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    Ottowa Citizen ^ | October 24, 2011 | James Bissett
    In the three years since Kosovo, urged on by the United States, declared its unilateral independence, there has been no final resolution of this long-festering wound in the heart of the Balkans. After the expulsion of the Serbian military from Kosovo in 1999 there was a systematic purging of the non-Albanian population and a rampage of revenge killing, and destruction. In March, 2004, the Albanian mobs burned or dynamited more than 204 Christian churches and monasteries - some of them heritage structures dating back to the 14th century. This veritable orgy of devastation was accomplished under the watchful eyes of...
  • 2010 email on Solyndra: 'Bad days are coming'

    10/04/2011 4:59:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/4/11 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN |
    Top White House advisers and OMB career staffers worried about the political risks from President Barack Obama's Solyndra 2010 visit and also discussed deeper management programs inside the Energy Department's loan guarantee program, according to more than a dozen internal email threads released Tuesday by House Democrats. "There is an inherent risk in highlighting a single company before they have a track record," Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama, wrote to Ronald Klain, Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff, on May "Or even after they have one :-)" Klain replied in a colorful exchange that came just two...
  • How Bad Are Bachmann’s Headaches?

    07/20/2011 11:25:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/20/11 | Steve Brown
    A campaign spokesperson for presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says a report documenting the severity of the Minnesota congresswoman's migraines is overblown. But, there has been at least one admitted instance of Bachmann being sidelined for days due to a severe migraine and other instances of her falling ill on the House floor. In an article posted by The Daily Caller Monday night, un-named sources described Bachmann's migraines as regular and debilitating, often interrupting her work schedule. Alice Stewart, national press secretary for Bachmann's White House bid, joined the campaign in mid-June, and Stewart says she has seen no evidence of...
  • 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Bad Teacher': Why we love 'bad' – and bad – movies

    07/09/2011 11:46:56 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 9 July 2011 | Gloria Goodale
    When it comes to movies, let’s just call this the summer of “bad.” It’s not just grown-ups behaving badly – though there is plenty of that. From Jennifer Aniston as a rapacious dentist in “Horrible Bosses,” which opens Friday, to Cameron Diaz as every student’s nightmare in “Bad Teacher,” to the projectile body functions in “Bridesmaids” and “Hangover 2,” multiplexes are awash in R-rated adult comedy. But this is also a record summer for just plain bad movies – doing very well. Roundly panned films such as “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Green Lantern,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On...
  • Barack Obama is a Bad Man

    06/21/2011 9:16:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/21/11 | Jay Clarke
    When he first entered the national political arena, I thought Barack Obama was a sincere man, mistaken in his political beliefs, but an honest advocate of them. Today, like millions of Americans, my evaluation of Barack Obama would be quite different. Without attempting to go over every policy, speech, and embarrassment to explain what is wrong with the man, I might just sum it up the way that many parents do when teaching their sons and daughters about right and wrong. "Obama," I would say, "is a bad man."
  • PA Police Officially a Hostile Organization

    05/29/2011 12:54:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Israel's decision to recognize Ben Yosef Livnat as a victim of terrorism means that the state has officially recognized the Palestinian Authority police force as a hostile organization, Dov Kalmanovitch said Friday in an interview with Arutz Sheva. Kalmanovitch, who heads the Zochrim organization for victims of terrorism, explained that according to Israeli law, a victim of terrorism is someone who was hurt or killed during an attack carried out “by a hostile organization, or someone sent on behalf of such an organization.” Livnat was shot and killed by PA police as he and friends left Joseph's Tomb (Kever Yosef)...
  • The economy is so bad....

    03/22/2011 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    disaboom ^ | 3/22/11 | Nachum
    The economy is so bad that African television stations are showing 'Sponsor an American Child' commercials! The economy is so bad, a picture is now only worth 200 words. It's so bad, Snoop Dogg had to start eating regular brownies. The economy is so bad, I saw the CEO of Wal-Mart shopping at Wal-Mart. The economy is so bad, I went to my bank the other day and the teller handed me a note saying, "This is a robbery!" The economy is so bad, George W. Bush appeared in a flight suit and declared economic recovery was complete. The economy...
  • The 10 Best & Worst [renditions of the U.S.] National Anthems Ever, From Roseanne To Whitney

    02/06/2011 3:20:02 AM PST · by DemforBush · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Music Blogs ^ | 2/6/11 | chris willman
    As we head into Super Bowl XLV, where Christina Aguilera is slated to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner," let's pause to remember some of the previous celebrities who've tested their lungs with the anthem...
  • Brazil slide survivors left to fend on own

    01/16/2011 10:09:00 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published January 15, 2011 | Associated Press
    Osvaldo Siqueira da Silva, 55, stopped to rest on a boulder. He was carrying five one-liter bottles of water to friends up the hill. "It has been four days," he said. "The president has flown over, I saw on TV. Is it taking them this long to get organized?"... Wanderson Ferreira de Carvalho lost 23 family members — including his wife and 2-year-old son — in the massive mudslides, yet spent Saturday hauling water and food up steep jungle trails. Emotionally numb, physically exhausted, he knew nobody else was going to help. "We have to help those who are alive,"...
  • NHS medics told Jane, 30, she was suffering from a 'bad migraine'... two days later she died

    07/07/2010 5:23:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    daily mail ^ | 7/7/10 | Claire Ellicott
    When Jane Harrop was admitted to hospital with severe pains in her head and neck, staff told her she was merely suffering a migraine. Two days later she had died of a rare brain virus. Her family have now called for answers after the 30-year-old carer was ‘dosed up on morphine and left in a corner to die’ by nurses at the hospital, according to her husband. He said doctors failed again and again to spot the fatal virus which was killing her and did not transfer her to a specialist brain ward at a nearby hospital because no beds
  • ObamaCare: Still a Bad Deal for Young Adults

    04/02/2010 11:50:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 351+ views
    fox ^ | 4/2/10 | Aaron Yelowitz
    The Associated Press reports that young adults will face higher premiums under ObamaCare: Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. That’s when premiums for young adults seeking coverage on the individual market would likely climb by 17 percent on average, or roughly $42 a month, according to an analysis of the plan conducted for The Associated Press. The analysis did not factor in tax credits to help offset the increase. The higher costs will pinch many people in their 20s and early 30s who are struggling to start or advance their...
  • Blizzard of bad jobs news to hit Friday

    03/03/2010 1:25:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies · 2,408+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/3/10 | Ian Swanson
    The White House is bracing for an ugly unemployment report on Friday that is expected to be worse because of the three winter storms that hit the East Coast last month. Goldman Sachs predicted the economy will lose as many as 100,000 jobs in February due to blizzard-like conditions that kept employers and prospective hires from getting to the office.
  • What is a reverse mortgage?

    10/15/2009 2:05:58 PM PDT · by knarf · 24 replies · 958+ views
    self ^ | October 15, 2009 | knarf
    As I understand it ..
  • Going 'Ballistic' on the Decade's Worst Movies

    09/29/2009 8:39:18 PM PDT · by Saije · 52 replies · 1,681+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/29/2009 | Jonathan Crow
    Movie critics are, by definition, folks with strong opinions about movies. But opinions are personal and subjective, so usually critical response to any movie is split between the positive and the negative. Still, there are a few extraordinary films every year that unite reviewers. When they all uniformly praise a movie, it's probably close to a masterpiece. When they all hate a flick, it probably stinks worse than week-old Limburger. RottenTomatoes.com, which aggregates the opinions of over 100 professional movie critics and distills them down to a single numeric "freshness" rating, has compiled the "Worst of the Worst," a list...
  • Suspected Jihadi Held at Airport

    08/31/2009 1:01:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 410+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 31 August 2009
    authorities called back an aircraft from the runway on Sunday to arrest a suspected jihadi who had a lookout notice issued against him by the Intelligence Bureau. The Kerala Police is still in the dark about Kabir, a resident of Rippon in Wayanad district, but unconfirmed reports say the IB suspects him of being involved in terror attacks, including the Bangalore blasts in 2008. He is also believed to be close to absconding Indian Mujahideen commander Tadiyantavide Nasir, who is also wanted for the Bangalore serial blasts. Kabir was held at the end of some dramatic moments, which saw a...
  • Bad, Barney, bad (Banking Queen gives $12 million injection to OneUnited Bank)

    01/25/2009 8:04:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 700+ views
    Bad, Barney, bad Posted on Sat, Jan. 24, 2009 10:15 PM Troubled OneUnited Bank in Boston didn’t look much like a candidate for aid from the Treasury Department’s bank bailout fund last fall. The Treasury had said it would give money only to healthy banks. But OneUnited had seen most of its capital evaporate and was under attack for allegations of poor lending practices and executive-pay abuses, including owning a Porsche for its executives’ use. Nonetheless, OneUnited got a $12 million injection from the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program in December. The reason: the intercession of Democratic Rep. Barney Frank,...
  • Finance minister rules out "bad bank" for Germany

    01/18/2009 6:38:55 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 363+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | Jan 18, 2009, 12:00 GMT | Business News
    Berlin - German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck on Sunday ruled out the creation of a 'bad bank' to take toxic assets from the nation's major financial institutions. Such a bank would need to be funded by at least 150-200 billion euros (198-260 billion dollars) of taxpayers' money, the minister told the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 'How could I take such a proposal to the federal parliament,' he asked. 'The nation would think we've gone crazy.'
  • Police: Retired NYPD officer drugged, raped woman

    01/12/2009 10:09:34 PM PST · by LuxMaker · 60 replies · 1,810+ views
    DAILY NEWS | NY Crime ^ | January 13th 2009 | SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM
    A retired NYPD officer raped a woman after drugging her at a Bronx bar and hauling her to a motel in Westchester, police said. Greenburgh detectives charged ex-cop Jose Arroyo, 46, with the November rape and kidnapping of the 31-year-old woman. Arroyo, who left the force in 2005, slipped a drug in the woman's drink while they chatted at Doyle's Pub in Throggs Neck, police said. ">Snip<"
  • The Dimmest Bulb of 2008 (from Maryland Paper)

    12/28/2008 10:14:34 PM PST · by Lilpug15 · 21 replies · 2,048+ views
    Baltimore Examiner ^ | 12/28/2008 | Sunday Opinions
    The Dimmest Bulb of 2008: Vice-President-elect - Joe Biden There are a lot of reasons why congressional reporters long ago nicknamed the Delaware Democrat as "Senator Gaffe." His performance as Barack Obama's vice presidential nominee demonstrated yet again that Biden is a truly gifted goof. Here's Biden's top five goofs, as rated by About.com's Daniel Kurtzma: 5. "Look, Jon's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the No.1 job facing the middle-class, and it happens to be, as Barak says, a three letter word: jobs, J-O-B-S, jobs." 4. "A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will...
  • CA: Bad? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

    11/20/2008 5:56:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,106+ views
    KQED - Capitol Notes ^ | 11/20/08 | John Myers
    It's kind of hard to be surprised by bad economic and budget news in California these days. After all, there's virtual unanimty that we're in deep you-know-what. And yet, today's full analysis by the Legislature's nonpartisan budget watchers is still shocking... probably for its opinion that the problems stretch across almost every single aspect of state revenues and expenditures. The annual fiscal outlook, the first under newly minted Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor, adds some details to the gloomy projections the LAO released just nine days ago. That projection focused on a $28 billion gap by July 2010. Ready for some...
  • The Good, the Bad and Ugly

    11/12/2008 7:05:54 AM PST · by Fishface · 7 replies · 735+ views
    www.therightangler.com ^ | 11.10.2008 | Todd A. Carges
    Well, the election is over, and 65 million Americans chose Barack Obama to be their President despite his lack of experience, troubling associations and socialist ideals. Yes. Apparently, most Americans were willing to put these pesky details aside in order to usher in an Era of Good Feeling. Of course, I can’t help but fear that we’ve actually begun the Era of Bad Thinking. That remains to be seen, however, so in the meantime, let’s take a closer look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2008 Presidential Election. The Good Believe it or not, there is...
  • Poll: Bush disapproval ratings reach new record

    11/10/2008 11:09:34 AM PST · by meandog · 155 replies · 904+ views
    CNN ^ | 10.10.08 | From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – As President-elect Obama visits the White House, a new national poll suggests that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the most unpopular president in the six decades since presidential approval ratings were first measured. Seventy-six percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday disapprove of how George W. Bush is handling his job as President. That's an all-time high in CNN polling, or in Gallup polling dating back to World War II. "No other president's disapproval rating has gone higher than 70 percent. Bush has managed to do that three times...
  • Bush announces 'unprecedented' step to address financial crisis

    10/14/2008 12:44:35 PM PDT · by meandog · 28 replies · 765+ views
    Los Angeles times ^ | 10.14.08 | By Maura Reynolds, James Gerstenzang and Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    WASHINGTON -- Bush administration officials today unveiled a dramatic partial nationalization of the U.S. financial system, a series of "unprecedented and aggressive steps" to pour at least $250 billion into the banking system and expand federal insurance protection in the largest government intervention since the 1930s. "Today, we are taking decisive actions to protect the U.S. economy. We regret having to take these actions," said Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. "Today's actions are not what we ever wanted to do, but today's actions are what we must do to restore confidence in our financial system." President Bush announced the...
  • Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending

    09/30/2008 7:17:34 AM PDT · by PureSolace · 10 replies · 284+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 30, 1999 | STEVEN A. HOLMES
    In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders. The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets -- including the New York metropolitan region -- will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring. Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest...
  • Community Banks on Firm Ground (Most banks did not participate in sub-prime)

    09/28/2008 2:12:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 23 replies · 801+ views
    http://www.istockanalyst.com ^ | September 28, 2008 2:54 PM | By JEFF LELLAN
    As I have followed recent events, particularly of the past three weeks, I am compelled to share some thoughts about what is going on in banking: Merrill Lynch. Lehman Brothers. Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac. It's a who's who of Wall Street giants - all in trouble. If these giants can't survive the country's economic woes, what chance can the smaller community banks have? The answer is most community banks did not participate in the subprime mess responsible for the upheaval across the country. We are going about business as usual, working hard for our communities and doing fine.
  • Seinfeld/Bill Gates Microsoft Commercial. Horrible.

    09/07/2008 8:41:58 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 25 replies · 226+ views
    For the money being paid, this has to be one of the worst commercials made. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiVMPgCf6YY
  • Dems Launch Romney Attack Site (This is just a taste of what they'll do)

    08/22/2008 9:31:20 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 60 replies · 256+ views
    http://www.innewsweekly.com ^ | August 21, 2008 | Zachary Violette
    I would like to reinforce the disaster [Romney] was for our state, said Walsh. There were 40,000 fewer people working in Massachusetts when he left than when he arrived. That is because we actually had a loss in population for two consecutive years under his stewardship. That is why Mitt Romney was so unpopular when he left. Forty-one percent of Massachusetts voters would be less likely to vote for John McCain if Mitt Romney were on the ticket. // For more information go to www.TheNextCheney.com
  • Can Romney buy the VP nomination?(Never get in a wrestling match with a pig...)

    08/22/2008 3:15:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 122 replies · 851+ views
    http://www.boston.com/ ^ | July 24, 2008 | By Todd Domke
    During the primaries, McCain considered Romney an opportunist who would say or do anything to get elected. Of Romney he said, "Never get into a wrestling match with a pig. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it." Will McCain flip for a flip-flopper? Romney is a fabled flip-flopper, changing from mild-mannered moderate to indignant conservative. McCain sarcastically told Romney, "You are the candidate of change." If McCain picked Romney he'd seem like a flip-flopper himself. And Romney, as the loyal running mate, would have to flip back to positions he had flopped from before. His rhetorical contortions would...
  • Bad Guys Really Do Get The Most Girls

    06/18/2008 5:04:46 PM PDT · by blam · 60 replies · 218+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-18-2008 | Mason Inman
    Bad guys really do get the most girls 18 June 2008 NewScientist.com news service Mason Inman NICE guys knew it, now two studies have confirmed it: bad boys get the most girls. The finding may help explain why a nasty suite of antisocial personality traits known as the "dark triad" persists in the human population, despite their potentially grave cultural costs. The traits are the self-obsession of narcissism; the impulsive, thrill-seeking and callous behaviour of psychopaths; and the deceitful and exploitative nature of Machiavellianism. At their extreme, these traits would be highly detrimental for life in traditional human societies. People...
  • The War on Terror Is Not a Crime

    04/25/2008 10:36:59 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 183+ views
    WSJ ^ | April 25th, 2008 | DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. and LEE A. CASEY
    Lynching lawyers, as Shakespeare once suggested, has never appealed much to the legal profession itself – literally or figuratively. But an exception apparently will be made for a group of attorneys who advised President Bush and his national security staff in the aftermath of 9/11. They've been subject to an increasingly determined campaign of public obloquy by law professors, activist lawyers and pundits. Their legal competence and ethics have been questioned. Suggestions have even been made that they can and should be held criminally responsible for "war crimes," because their legal advice supposedly led to detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib...
  • Army Suspends Ammo Contract for Afghan Security Forces

    03/27/2008 5:28:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 488+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 27, 2008 – Army officials announced today that the service has suspended its contract with a company that delivered ammunition from China for use by Afghan army and police forces in a way that violated the contract terms. Officials from the Army Legal Services Agency notified Edraim Diveroli, president of the Miami Beach-based AEY Inc., that his company is suspended from future contracting with any U.S. government agency. That letter, dated March 25, follows an Army investigation launched in November regarding AEY’s violation of its contract. The Army contracted with AEY in January 2007 to supply various types...