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  • President Weighing Bailout of Russia

    12/20/2008 9:38:31 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies · 439+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 20 Dec 2008 | John Semmens
    Fresh from his recent unilateral bailout of the US automobile industry, President Bush is now reported to be considering bailing out Russia. According to the World Bank, falling oil prices are putting great stress on Russia’s economy. This is endangering the nation’s vast stockpile of international reserves and its ability to supply top quality weapons to Iran, Venezuela, and other customers. “They tell me that the Federal Reserve can just create money out of thin air,” Bush is said to have told advisors. “This is awesome. If I’d only known this earlier I could’ve done a lot of cool stuff.”...
  • W. Dodges Shoes Better than Charles Barkley

    12/20/2008 9:23:52 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 3 replies · 463+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 12/20/2008 | Dr. Dave
    Charles Barkley, whose mouth is sometimes bigger than a president's influence, just doesn't seem to have the reflexes of George W. Bush when it comes to dodging shoes. And Barkley was an so much as someone nicknamed the Round Mound of Rebound can be called an athlete. See the video from TNT's Thugball daily wrapup here:
  • Vanity - 7th Grader seeks *former smokers* for (short) survey participation, please.

    12/20/2008 8:44:55 AM PST · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 30 replies · 629+ views
    ARE YOU A FORMER TOBACCO USER??? 7th Grade Science Fair SURVEY 1. How old are you currently? 2. How many years have you smoked or chewed tobacco? 3. How old were you when you started smoking or chewing? 4. How long (mo./yrs.) have you been free from tobacco use? 5. Who/What influenced you to start smoking or chewing tobacco? 6. Are you currently using tobacco product(s) regularly? How often? 7. Have you tried to QUIT using tobacco products? How many attempts? 8. How many cigarettes or cans of chewing tobacco do/did you use per day? 9. Does anyone in your...
  • CBS and FNC Embeds To Write Palin Book

    12/20/2008 8:15:27 AM PST · by curth · 20 replies · 970+ views ^ | December 19, 2008 | MIKE ALLEN
    EXCLUSIVE — Scott F. Conroy of CBS News, one of our favorite new voices from this cycle, reports: “Shushannah Walshe (who you'll remember as the Fox embed who covered Romney and Palin with me) and I are excited to report that we've been offered a book deal with PublicAffairs, which we accepted [yesterday]. The working title is ‘Sarah From Alaska.’ While we're obviously going to use our experiences on the trail to report a lot of new information on how the Palin campaign was run, the book is also going to be forward-looking. There's a long list of unsuccessful VP...
  • Terrorists Out of Touch: Undersea Cable Break Kills Internet for Middle East

    12/20/2008 8:01:28 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 17 replies · 894+ views
    The Evil Conservative Blog ^ | 19 December 2008 | Evil Conservative
    Has terrorism been dragged into the economic slowdown? News today is that internet service is down throughout much of the Middle East and India , slowing business and leaving edgy terrorists with no way to communicate effectively. Interoute and The Times Online blog are reporting that as much as 75% of internet traffic between North America and Africa/Middle East has been affected.
  • (VANITY) Misnomered "Christmas" Carols

    12/20/2008 7:46:40 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies · 1,273+ views
    12/20/08 | Me
    Being the nit-picker I am, it's more occurred to me lately that there are many popular Christmas-time carols that are NOT really "Christmas" if you pay attention. Thought maybe we'd start a run-down of songs that aren't really "Christmas" even though they are treated like it. I have to say this is based on truly POPULAR carols (although nothing wrong with mentioning some that aren't really known) and only on the lyrics I know. 1 category would be totally non-Christmas songs. The 2nd might be "marginal" songs, where perhaps the word "Christmas" is mentioned once, e.g., or some other obvious...
  • Congress Screws Constituents Yet Again

    12/20/2008 7:28:52 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 8 replies · 533+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 12/20/2008 | Dr. Dave
    With a tough economy leading to dwindling kickbacks from lobbyists and declining favors from key muscle figures back home, Congress secretly voted last week to give themselves raises Each member of Congress will get an extra $100,000 next year, a free pass for one on any Atlantis Events cruise, and a lottery ticket to be the first to kiss the ring of President-Elect Barack Obama on inauguration day. Democrats, the majority party in Washington, will receive an extra bonus, the number of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s personal, unbugged phone line.
  • Good News: Congressional Approval Back Down to 9%

    12/20/2008 7:20:01 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 30 replies · 815+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 20, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Have a Nice Two Years . . . Punks This is great for Republicans as long as they keep opposing these bailouts and harp on Barry and the Socialists' reckless spending plans for the country. All voters see now is a Democrat Congress throwing taxpayer money down the toilet, with no end in sight. More . . .
  • The GOP Cannot Win Until...

    12/20/2008 7:14:47 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies · 585+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 12/20/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Of course we are all roaming around trying to figure out what will work, what hasn't worked and who's fault it all is. Powell blasts Limbaugh, Limbaugh replies, voters blast McCain, the moderate Republican illiterati try to blame it all on Palin and the social conservatives, the conservatives say the country club set has destroyed us, and EVERYONE knows that the GOP acted like drunken sailors on the spending side... there is enough finger pointing all around, for sure. But, how are we going to get it all back? How are we going to win at the ballot box? That...
  • Sharing Your Faith [Devotional]

    12/20/2008 6:58:34 AM PST · by tenger · 4 replies · 204+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | December 20, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 6 We don’t talk about this verse often but perhaps we should. I was reluctant to pull it out because I know that as a writer and a teacher, I must also be a doer. Unless you’re outspoken and naturally bold, this verse will be one of the hardest things to do. Please notice, however, that the verse does not say that you need to go on a street corner or in...
  • Minnesota Recount Included Odd Ballot Decisions And A 'Jesus Ballot'(video)

    12/20/2008 6:48:31 AM PST · by paltz · 9 replies · 709+ views
    Picket Lines ^ | 12/19/08 | Kerry Picket
    Democrat and Comedian Al Franken found himself leading GOP incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman in the fight for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat late Friday afternoon. Canvassing board members examined ballot challenges from both campaigns. Most of the ballot challenges were rejected. As of now, Franken leads Coleman by 262 votes. The Minnesota Star Tribune streamed live video of the canvassing board’s decisions of the challenged ballots and showed its web audience each ballot that was being examined by members of the board. While it is astounding to see that individuals who vote still cannot fill in little white bubbles, some of...
  • Up to 3,000 fraudulent child abuse claims in Santa Clara County?

    12/20/2008 6:26:02 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 28 replies · 1,377+ views ^ | December 12, 2008 | Robert Franklin
    Last year, Agustin Uribe’s conviction for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl was overturned by California’s Sixth Court of Appeals. Why? The San Jose Mercury News reports that the hospital at which the girl was examined maintained a videotape of the examination which showed that no abuse had occurred. Read the story here. Now it develops that the hospital has some 3,000 videotapes of similar examinations in child abuse cases since 1991. As you might expect, defense attorneys in pending and closed cases are seeking access to those tapes. So far we don’t know what was on the tape in the...
  • The MSM Much More Understanding of Corruption When It Involves Democrats

    12/20/2008 6:25:23 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 7 replies · 471+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 12/20/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Some of these quotes minimizing Chicago corruption are jaw-dropping. Especially given the media's conniptions about the so-called "Republican Culture of Corruption." (And bear in mind -- Republicans have institutional corruption; Democrats merely have a few bad apples who strayed from the One True Faith.) Here's David Gregory, urging us all to take chill-pill about government corruption, and stop being such babies about it: "(A)t the heart of all politics is pay to play. Yes. There's a thin line between expectations and shakedown. But do any of us really believe that the people who raise huge sums of money for a...
  • Media's Gas Price Crystal Ball is Murky

    12/20/2008 5:55:23 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 7 replies · 368+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 12/20/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Dan Gainor at notes that the media was not only wrong about their gas price predictions, but they were wrong more often than if they had flipped a coin. The predictions were consistently wrong. ABC, NBC and CBS, who can seldom get current events correct, are even worse guessing future news. In fact, for most of 2008, network news stories that predicted oil or gas prices were wrong nearly two-thirds of the time (63 percent). Two-thirds? You’d be better off flipping a coin or even counting on an NFL referee. Not one network report had guessed that gas would...

    12/20/2008 5:52:47 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 15 replies · 620+ views
    The Virginian/Drudge ^ | 12/20/2008 | Moneyrunner/Drudge
    Powerful winter storm cuts power, disrupts travel... Races from Midwest to Northeast... WATCH: NYC May Get 8 Inches... CHICAGO: Do Not Drive, Public Told... BOSTON: State Workers Kept Home...
  • Bush The Union Buster

    12/20/2008 4:51:58 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 22 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 20, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Looks like Bush has handed a last minute victory to Conservatives and Free Marketeers on his way out the door. The key provision of the $17 Billion bailout for the automakers is that union wages must be lowered to match the non-union wages of U.S.-based foreign car companies. From the Washington Post. But with the announcement of the federal loan deal yesterday, the union found itself being forced into concessions that some described as tantamount to surrender. The $17.4 billion federal loan agreement does keep the domestic auto industry alive. But the terms of that loan also insist that the...
  • Obama: Patriot or Houdini?

    12/20/2008 4:48:21 AM PST · by kyetguy · 537+ views
    Political Wrinkles ^ | 12/20/08 | kyetguy
    I was reading in the net like I always do and I came across something really disturbing.As someone born in Ecuador with friends and relatives in Latin America, I’m terrified watching how people in the United States are being manipulated just like people in Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador to put a Marxist in power. The similarities between Rafael Correa’s campaign for president of Ecuador and that of Obama for U.S. president are amazing. Correa had no experience but was young, charismatic and had good speaking skills. Correa’s slogans were the same as Obama’s: CHANGE, YES WE CAN, etc. Once...
  • Palin Crushes Murkowski 55 to 31 in Alaska Senate Poll

    12/20/2008 3:11:51 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 45 replies · 1,183+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 20, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Nothing like a little Sarah Palin news to brighten the day. If Palin were to challenge sitting GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski in a primary contest in 2010, one poll (caveat - it’s Kos’s pollster - but he’s actually pretty good) has ‘Cuda crushing Murkowski, 55 to 31. And in the deep red state of Alaska, these things are over in the primaries. The question is whether she should run for Senate in 2010 or stay governor. And irrespective of that choice, does she run for president in 2012 or wait until 2016?
  • Christmas Safety Tips

    12/20/2008 1:16:23 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 383+ views
    LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT ^ | 12/13/2008 11:00:00 AM | d'Lisa Davies
    Note: The following text is a quote: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008 Christmas Safety Tips The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department would like to reiterate and stress that the holiday season is also a time of increased risk, that involve hazards in the home. Added this season is the threat of potential mudslides in the recently burned areas of the Sayre Brush fire. During these challenging economic times, we encourage all to remain fire safe! Christmas Trees Each holiday season an estimated 500 residential fires, which result in approximately 100 injuries and 40 deaths can be attributed...
  • Drudge Report on Blago

    12/20/2008 12:44:48 AM PST · by hulagirl · 42 replies · 2,015+ views
    Can somebody put up a pic of Blagoyevich next to a Cabbage Patch doll, I swear he looks exactly like one (those eyes)!