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  • Was Letting 4 Americans Die a "GUTZY CALL?"

    10/30/2012 5:23:32 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 14 replies
    self | 10-30-2012 | self
    Where are all the lib pressies hailing Obama's GUTZY CALL in not sending help to Bengahzi? We've seen photos of Obama, pulled off the golf course watching the raid on Bin Laden, and him in the situation room after delivering the pizza to Florida yesterday.
  • Rep. West has counteroffer for Obama's tax-return request

    08/17/2012 6:31:34 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-17-12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) set high stakes in an offered “deal” with President Obama on Friday. Obama’s campaign isn’t backing down on requests to see Mitt Romney’s tax returns — on Friday, campaign manager Jim Messina offered to stop asking if he releases five years' worth — but the freshman Florida congressman had a counteroffer for Obama. “Show us your sealed college records and Operation Fast and Furious White House memos, and we will all show you our tax returns,” West wrote on his Facebook page Friday. It’s not an original offer; businessman and Romney supporter Donald Trump has been...
  • Tax Return Proposal

    08/17/2012 4:12:26 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 16 replies
    Romney needs to counterpunch. "Here's the deal, Mr. President. I will release my 2009 tax return, which I'm holding right here, within 1 minute of you releasing your college transcripts, and any articles you wrote at Harvard."
  • Long Term Scotus Solution? The 28th Amendment

    06/28/2012 6:03:33 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard - Romney ^ | 6-28-2012 | self
    (Need help with the wording) Congress shall make no law, or establish a tax, fee or mandate, which demands, forces or requires that any citizen be required or coerced to purchase any product or service, under penalty of law, that he or she does not want.
  • Big Money Lib buys 75% of Maine's Major Newspapers

    03/27/2012 5:42:15 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 11 replies
    Maine Biz ^ | 3-27-12 | Maine Biz
    Husband of Dem rep Chellie Pingree has purchased a 75% share in Maine's Largest Newspapers.Sussman to get 75% stake in MaineToday Media A new restructuring plan finalized today between MaineToday Media and Maine billionaire Donald Sussman gives Sussman 75% ownership in the media company. In February, Sussman outlined a deal to become a 5% equity partner through a $3.3 million loan to MTM. But as the deal went through its due diligence, investors, including out-of-state pension funds, insisted on changes. Maine Values, Sussman's company, is providing the same money, but as a straight stock purchase, resulting in a 75% ownership...
  • Albuquerque police union payments of $300-$500 to officers involved in shootings called bounty

    03/24/2012 6:35:28 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Associated Press
    Albuquerque police officers involved in a rash of fatal shootings over the past two years were paid up to $500 under a union program that some have likened to a bounty system in a department with a culture that critics have long contended promotes brutality. Mayor Richard Berry called Friday for an immediate halt to the practice, which was first reported in the Albuquerque Journal during a week in which Albuquerque police shot and killed two men. Since 2010, Albuquerque police have shot 23 people, 18 fatally.
  • Liberal Billionaire Dem Donor gets Huge Tax Break for Fenway Park Renovation

    03/08/2012 5:55:07 PM PST · by paul in cape · 1 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/8/12 | Greg Turner
    Fenway swings for $40M with historic designation The Red Sox [team stats] are closer to scoring $40 million in federal tax credits now that century-old Fenway Park [map] has joined the National Register of Historic Places. “We are pleased that Fenway Park will be counted among America’s most treasured historical places, ensuring that it is protected and enjoyed by future generations,” the team said in a statement yesterday. The ownership group led by John Henry has spent $285 million on Fenway renovations over a decade, adding the now-iconic Green Monster seats and opening up the former glassed-in .406 Club, among...
  • Report: Former Maine governor to run for Sen. Snowe's seat

    03/05/2012 7:54:20 PM PST · by paul in cape · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/5/2011 | Josh Lederman
    Former Maine Gov. Angus King — an independent — will announce a run for retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R-Maine) seat in the Senate. Two sources close to King told the Kennebec Journal he would announce his campaign Monday night. King did not respond to messages seeking confirmation. A popular two-term governor and professor at Bowdoin College, King has a history of working with both parties and a demonstrated appeal to the state's large swath of independent voters. About 390,000 registered voters in Maine belong to neither major party — more than are registered as either Democrats or Republicans.
  • Great Football Picture

    08/26/2011 11:32:48 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/26/11 | Posted by Andy Gray
    OK, we're getting close to football season, and I came across this old football photo. Laugh out loud, with 3 of the greatest ever.
  • Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    08/17/2011 11:28:05 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 7 replies
    Beltway Confidential ^ | 8/17/11 | Byron York
    During a sometimes-raucous session of what's being called the "For the People" Jobs Initiative tour, a key member of the Congressional Black Caucus told an audience in Detroit Tuesday that the CBC doesn't put pressure on President Obama because he is loved by black voters. But at the same time, Rep. Maxine Waters said, members of the CBC are becoming increasingly tired and frustrated by Obama's performance on the issue of jobs. Even as she expressed support for the president, Waters virtually invited the crowd to "unleash us" to pressure Obama for action. "We don't put pressure on the president,"...
  • Did Barack Obama destroy Rajon Rondo’s jump shot?

    08/17/2011 10:58:26 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8-17-11 | Kelly Dwyer
    Shaquille O'Neal(notes) is blaming President Barack Obama for his role in Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo's(notes) late-season shooting woes. And, well ... what? Shaq's blaming the president? What does he have to do with Rajon Rondo? As is usually the case for sitting U.S. presidents, Barack Obama has been blamed for his fair share of his country's misfortunes. Whether it's deserved or not, the buck stops with him, and anything from the escalating cost of wars to a massive deficit to the increase in price of frozen tilapia will result in an impassioned rant from the voting public. Or the...
  • Name Obama's Bus Contest

    08/16/2011 3:44:25 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 199 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-16-11 | self
    Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama in advance of the president's bus tour of midwestern states Monday, derisively calling it the "Magical Misery Tour," a play on the iconic 1967 Beatles album "Magical Mystery Tour." The NY Post called it The Magical Misery Tour, but I think the bus itself needs to be named.
  • Shocking Video Reveals Vulnerability to Fraud within Maine’s Welfare System

    08/11/2011 4:17:35 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 7 replies
    The Maine Heritage Policy Center ^ | 8-11-2011 | Chris Cinquemani
    DHHS Worker: “If you don’t have proof of income, then you have no income.” An outside investigation into Maine’s Medicaid system reveals a shocking potential for fraud within Maine’s vast welfare bureaucracy, and it’s all on video. Yet policy reforms to increase accountability and safeguard measures will help protect Maine’s welfare system from fraud, if officials act soon. The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) and Americans for Prosperity-Maine (AFP) held a joint press conference in Augusta today, where the groups showed footage from a video-recorded interaction earlier this year between a Department of Health and Human Services employee at the...
  • Woman Impaled While Driving

    07/07/2011 11:50:14 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 34 replies
    WGAN Website ^ | 7/7/2011 | beat writer
    SANGERVILLE, Maine - Officials say a Dover-Foxcroft woman was in critical condition after being impaled by a tree branch that crashed through her car windshield during a storm. Rory Schmand was driving on Douty Hill Road at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when the branch fell through the windshield, striking the 47-year-old woman between the eyes. She was flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment. Investigator Guy Dow of the Piscataquis County Sheriff's Department said a witness told him he was outside cleaning up when he heard a crack and saw the branch crash through the windshield of...
  • Which Was Worse: Watergate or Operation 'Fast and Furious'?

    07/07/2011 11:43:20 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 68 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/7/2011 | AWR Hawkins
    After The Washington Post broke the news of the Watergate break-ins in 1972, the Nixon administration circled the wagons. And in 1997 – a full 25 years after the fact – Katherine Graham, who was with The Post in 1972, vividly recalled how “Nixon began making threats of economic retaliation against the paper.” According to Graham, Nixon bullied the paper, sought to silence it, and launched a “campaign to undermine public confidence in [it].” Judging from what Graham said, it appears that Nixon wanted to be sure people understood that if they continued to pry into Watergate or talk about...
  • Rush Limbaugh's Big Announcement..Two If By Tea

    06/15/2011 12:00:11 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Two If By Tea ^ | 6.15.11 | Rush
    Rush has been hinting at the big announcement. Now it's finally out. He has produced 4 iced tea products, mail order only, with a portion going to Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation.
  • Vanity: The Obama, Pelosi, Weiner Democrats Are Taking Us Over A Cliff!

    06/01/2011 3:17:02 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 6/1/11
    Come On, Sarah, start using this tag line. It will drive them even crazier. Pass The Popcorn.
  • Questions about OBL Operation Not Being Asked

    05/05/2011 4:01:04 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 15 replies
    Here are some questions I wish someone would ask the NOTUS
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    04/25/2011 7:04:50 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/25/11 | NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)
    Peculiar Galaxies of Arp 273 Explanation: The spiky stars in the foreground of this sharp cosmic portrait are well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. The two eye-catching galaxies lie far beyond the Milky Way, at a distance of over 300 million light-years. Their distorted appearance is due to gravitational tides as the pair engage in close encounters. Cataloged as Arp 273 (also as UGC 1810), the galaxies do look peculiar, but interacting galaxies are now understood to be common in the universe. In fact, the nearby large spiral Andromeda Galaxy is known to be some 2 million light-years away...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    04/21/2011 6:56:42 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/21/11 | NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)
    Peculiar Galaxies of Arp 273 Explanation: The spiky stars in the foreground of this sharp cosmic portrait are well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. The two eye-catching galaxies lie far beyond the Milky Way, at a distance of over 300 million light-years. Their distorted appearance is due to gravitational tides as the pair engage in close encounters. Cataloged as Arp 273 (also as UGC 1810), the galaxies do look peculiar, but interacting galaxies are now understood to be common in the universe. In fact, the nearby large spiral Andromeda Galaxy is known to be some 2 million light-years away...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    04/16/2011 5:05:59 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/16/11 | Copyright: Mark Hanson
    The Tadpoles of IC 410 Explanation: This telescopic close-up shows off the otherwise faint emission nebula IC 410 in striking false-colors. It also features two remarkable inhabitants of the cosmic pond of gas and dust above and left of center, the tadpoles of IC 410. The picture is a composite of images taken through both broad and narrow band filters. The narrow band data traces atoms in the nebula, with emission from sulfur atoms in red, hydrogen atoms in green, and oxygen in blue. Partly obscured by foreground dust, the nebula itself surrounds NGC 1893, a young galactic cluster of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    04/15/2011 6:44:24 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/15/11 | Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing and additional imaging - Robert Gendler
    Messier 101 Explanation: Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, but definitely not one of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed by Lord Rosse's large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsontown. This mosaic of M101 was assembled from Hubble Legacy Archive data. Additional ground-based data was included to further define the telltale reddish emission from atomic hydrogen gas in this gorgeous galaxy's star forming regions. The...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    04/14/2011 6:12:53 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/14/11 | NASA, JPL-Caltech, WISE Team
    Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud: Explanation: Dust clouds and embedded newborn stars glow at infrared wavelengths in this tantalizing false-color composition from WISE, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The cosmic canvas features one of the closest star forming regions, part of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex some 400 light-years distant near the southern edge of the pronounceable constellation Ophiuchus. After forming along a large cloud of cold molecular hydrogen gas, young stars heat the surrounding dust to produce the infrared glow. Stars in the process of formation, called young stellar objects or YSOs, are embedded in the compact...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    04/12/2011 11:23:59 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | 4-12-11 | ISS Expedition 7 Crew, EOL, NASA
    50 Years Ago: Yuri's Planet Explanation: On April 12th, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin became the first human in space. His remotely controlled Vostok 1 spacecraft lofted him to an altitude of 200 miles and carried him once around planet Earth. Commenting on the first view from space he reported, "The sky is very dark; the Earth is bluish. Everything is seen very clearly". His view could have resembled this image taken in 2003 from the International Space Station. Alan Shepard, the first US astronaut, would not be launched until almost a month later and then on a comparatively...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    04/11/2011 9:30:24 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/11/11 | Robert Arn (Colorado St. U.)
    Otherworldly Planet Rise .Explanation: What would a sunrise look like on another world? So far, humanity has only recorded sunrises on Mars and Earth, but it is fun to wonder what they would look like on planets known and yet unknown. Planets far from their parent star would record the rise of an unusually bright point of light rather than a round orb. Although this might appear to be what is pictured above, the careful combination of long exposures and creative lighting is actually based on Venus-rise from planet Earth a few weeks ago, captured through Mesa Arch in Canyonlands...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    04/10/2011 7:48:12 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 40 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/10/11 | TRACE Project, NASA
    >B>Sunspot Loops in Ultraviolet Explanation: It was a quiet day on the Sun. The above image shows, however, that even during off days the Sun's surface is a busy place. Shown in ultraviolet light, the relatively cool dark regions have temperatures of thousands of degrees Celsius. Large sunspot group AR 9169 from the last solar cycle is visible as the bright area near the horizon. The bright glowing gas flowing around the sunspots has a temperature of over one million degrees Celsius. The reason for the high temperatures is unknown but thought to be related to the rapidly changing magnetic...
  • March Madness? Obama Picks Down In Flames

    03/27/2011 2:15:44 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 18 replies ^ | 3/27/11 | AP
    In what can be called the greatest political risk of his brief career, President Obama went way out on a limb of a very weak tree and picked all Number 1 seeds to reach the Final 4. Well, a very tenacious VCU Rams team, representing the hopes and dreams of Middle America, knocked off Obama's last hope, the Kansas Jayhawks, to reach the Final 4, rendering Obama's bracket as worthless as Hope and Change itself. When reached for a comment, the President's spokesman, Jay Karney, blamed former President Bush for swapping the seeding numbers, and that the ESPN bracketologist acted...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/25/2011 5:46:05 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | 3/25/11 | Kwon, O Chul (TWAN)
    Auroral Substorm over Yellowknife (Canada)Explanation: Intense auroral activity flooded the night with shimmering colors on February 24, captured here from a lodge near the city of Yellowknife in northern Canada. The stunning sequence (left to right) of three all-sky exposures, taken at 30 second intervals, shows rapid changes in dancing curtains of northern lights against a starry background. What makes the northern lights dance? Measurements by NASA's fleet of THEMIS spacecraft indicate that these explosions of auroral activity are driven by sudden releases of energy in the Earth's magnetosphere called magnetic reconnection events. The reconnection events release energy when magnetic...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/24/2011 6:12:18 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 27 replies
    NASA ^ | 3/24/11 | Dennis Di Cicco (TWAN)
    Boston Moonrise Explanation: Last week's Full Moon was hard to miss. Rising on March 19, its exact full phase occurred within an hour of perigee, the closest point in the Moon's orbit to Earth. As a result it appeared some 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a Full Moon near apogee, the most distant point in the elliptical lunar orbit. Seen here, the near perigee Full Moon still hugs the horizon, distorted by atmospheric refraction as it rises over Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The telescopic night skyscape was shot from Prospect Hill in Waltham, Massachusetts, roughly 10 miles from...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/23/2011 10:06:49 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | 3-23-11 | Peter Tuthill (Sydney U.) & James Lloyd (Cornell)
    MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula: Explanation: What could cause a nebula to appear square? No one is quite sure. The hot star system known as MWC 922, however, appears to be embedded in a nebula with just such a shape. The above image combines infrared exposures from the Hale Telescope on Mt. Palomar in California, and the Keck-2 Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. A leading progenitor hypothesis for the square nebula is that the central star or stars somehow expelled cones of gas during a late developmental stage. For MWC 922, these cones happen to incorporate nearly right...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/22/2011 5:54:36 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 5 replies
    NASA Hubble ^ | 3/22/11 | ESA, Hubble, NASA
    NGC 6384: Spiral Beyond the Stars Explanation: The universe is filled with galaxies. But to see them astronomers must look out beyond the stars of our galaxy, the Milky Way. For example, consider this colorful telescopic view of spiral galaxy NGC 6384, about 80 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus. At that distance, NGC 6384 spans an estimated 150,000 light-years. The sharp image shows details in the distant galaxy's blue spiral arms and yellowish core. Still, the individual stars seen in the picture are all in the close foreground, well within our own galaxy. The brighter...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/20/2011 8:12:21 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 25 replies
    NASA ^ | 3/20/11 | Anthony Ayiomamitis (TWAN)
    Parthenon MoonExplanation: Did you see the Full Moon last night? Near the horizon, the lunar orb may have seemed to loom large, swollen in appearance by the famous Moon illusion. But the Full Moon really was a large Full Moon last night, reaching its exact full phase within an hour of lunar perigee, the point in the Moon's elliptical orbit closest to planet Earth. A similar near perigee Full Moon last occured on December 12, 2008. The difference in the Moon's apparent size as it moves from perigee to apogee, its farthest point from Earth, is about 14 percent. Of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/19/2011 7:09:20 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 11 replies
    nasa ^ | 3/19/2011 | R Jay Gabany
    Messier 106 Explanation: Close to the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and surrounded by the stars of the Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici), this celestial wonder was discovered in 1781 by the metric French astronomer Pierre Mechain. Later, it was added to the catalog of his friend and colleague Charles Messier as M106. Modern deep telescopic views reveal it to be an island universe -- a spiral galaxy around 30 thousand light-years across located only about 21 million light-years beyond the stars of the Milky Way. Along with a bright central core, this colorful composite image highlights youthful blue star clusters and...
  • Embarrassed To Be American

    03/14/2011 10:08:49 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2011 | Nancy Morgan
    For the first time in my life, I'm embarrassed to be an American. Last weekend, as tens of thousands of Japanese were fighting for their lives after an 8.9 earthquake devastated their nation, our President, after giving a generic "We're with you" statement, remained noticeably absent. Not really absent -- Obama could be found on the golf course Saturday afternoon. As a Japanese nuclear reactor melted down and threatened a catastrophe of biblical proportions, Obama was otherwise engaged Saturday night, having a rollicking good time at Washington D.C.'s annual Gridiron Dinner. Joking with journalists. There is something quite shameful about...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/14/2011 7:02:28 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | 3/14/2011 | Robert Arn
    Spacecrafts Streak Over Colorado.Time Lapsed ISS and Discovery.Explanation: Have you ever seen a "star" drifting slowly overhead, but not known what it was? Sometimes even pointing it out to friends or family will only lead to a shrug. What you are seeing, most likely, is a spacecraft in low Earth orbit reflecting back sunlight as it circles the Earth once every 90 minutes or so. Two of the brighter spacecraft in the present day sky are the International Space Station (ISS), and, when it is up, a NASA space shuttle. As relative orientations change, the brightness of reflections may also...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/11/2011 10:08:06 AM PST · by paul in cape · 21 replies
    nasa ^ | 3-11-11 | Rolf Geissinger
    AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula Explanation: AE Aurigae is the bright star below and left of center in this evocative portrait of IC 405, also known as the Flaming Star Nebula. Embedded in the cosmic cloud, the hot, variable O-type star energizes the glow of hydrogen along convoluted filaments of atomic gas, its blue starlight scattered by interstellar dust. But AE Aurigae wasn't formed in the nebula it illuminates. Retracing the star's motion through space, astronomers conclude that AE Aurigae was probably born in the Orion Nebula. Close gravitational encounters with other stars ejected it from the region,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    03/08/2011 6:02:11 AM PST · by paul in cape · 7 replies
    Nasa ^ | 3-8-11 | Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA
    Titan, Rings, and Saturn from Cassini Explanation: How thin are the rings of Saturn? Brightness measurements from different angles have shown Saturn's rings to be about one kilometer thick, making them many times thinner, in relative proportion, than a razor blade. This thinness sometimes appears in dramatic fashion during an image taken nearly along the ring plane. The robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn has now captured another shot that dramatically highlights the ring's thinness. The above image was taken in mid January in infrared and polarized light. Titan looms just over the thin rings, while dark ring shadows on...
  • Supreme Court won't hear 'Spygate'

    03/07/2011 10:45:52 AM PST · by paul in cape · 8 replies
    AP via RSPN ^ | 3-7-11
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Monday it won't review a decision throwing out a lawsuit stemming from the New England Patriots' 2007 "Spygate" scandal. The high court refused to revive a New York Jets fan's class-action lawsuit against their football archrivals and coach, Bill Belichick. Carl Mayer, a lawyer in Princeton, N.J., known for filing legal actions against New Jersey politicians, is a Jets season ticket-holder. He wanted millions of dollars from the Patriots and Belichick, claiming they deceived customers by secretly videotaping Jets coaches' in-game signals. His lawsuit claimed fans spent large sums to see games that were...
  • Aren't The Voters in Wisconsin Being Disenfranchised?

    02/20/2011 10:51:51 AM PST · by paul in cape · 12 replies
    self | 2/20/11 | self
    Not for nothing, but if I lived in Wisconsin, and voted in the last election, I'd be upset that the Democrats and Union thugs there are preventing my vote from being counted. I would think that the Reverend Jackson, et al, would be marching in the streets to protect the sanctity of my vote, which has been stolen by the union mob, and the cowardly actions of the faux state senators.
  • Is 2012 The Time For A Brokered GOP Convention?

    02/16/2011 4:06:08 PM PST · by paul in cape · 24 replies
    USA Today | 2/16/11 | self
    (Link to Gov. Christie speech below). Is next year the year? With no front runner, why not vote for favorite sons around the country, and then have the delegates choose the strongest candidate in August/September 2012?
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    02/16/2011 9:57:49 AM PST · by paul in cape · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | 2/16/11 | NASA, JPL-Caltech, Cornell
    Haven't seen these in a while.
  • Republicans honor Reagan at State House

    02/02/2011 10:47:13 AM PST · by paul in cape · 1 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 2/1/11 | Susan M. Cover
    AUGUSTA — Maine Republicans honored the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan today during a ceremony in the State House Hall of Flags. Reagan, the nation's 40th president, would have turned 100 on Feb. 6. With a wagon full of jelly beans and large signs with Reagan slogans, the GOP talked about his legacy. Gov. Paul LePage said he admires Abe Lincoln, Harry Truman and Reagan as great presidents. "I have several presidential heroes and Ronald Reagan is one,' LePage said. 'The real tie is I pledge myself to read a lot and study Reagan, so that by the time I'm...
  • Jets suspend Sal Alosi indefinitely for ordering wall on sidelines (Cover Up Begins)

    12/15/2010 2:48:27 PM PST · by paul in cape · 47 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 12/15/10 | AP
    The New York Jets suspended assistant coach Sal Alosi indefinitely Wednesday after they discovered he ordered five inactive players to form a wall along the sideline for a punt return, during which he tripped a Miami Dolphins player. General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Wednesday that Alosi, the team's strength and conditioning coach, did not initially acknowledge that he ordered players to stand that way during the investigation Monday. "As we continued our investigation, we discovered some new information," Tannenbaum said in a conference call from the NFL owners meetings in Dallas, "and the players at the Miami game were instructed...
  • Obamacare DOA if 35 States Join Lawsuit Against the Feds

    12/05/2010 11:49:41 AM PST · by paul in cape · 53 replies · 5+ views
    Maine Sunday Telegram ^ | Dec 5, 2010 | By Rebekah Metzler
    Buried in a front page article about Republican Governor-elect Paul Lepage, is this little ditty; LePage will ask his Attorney General to join the lawsuit already signed on by 20 other states against Obamacare. He then says, "I am going to be sitting with our attorney general and asking him to join the (health care reform) lawsuit against the federal government," he said, adding he just learned that if 35 states join the suit, the law "dies, automatically."
  • I Was Wrong

    11/25/2010 6:48:51 AM PST · by paul in cape · 26 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/24/2010 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr
    WASHINGTON -- "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" So said John Maynard Keynes when a dearly held belief of his was confronted by new facts. He changed his mind and was not ashamed. I am an extreme empiricist. Show me the facts, and I shall make up my mind. Show me the new facts, and I shall change my mind. Last week, goaded by Drudge's hordes, I took my stand against the opponents of the scan and the pat-down. I thought they were hysterics and very funny or provocateurs and obnoxious. Also, they...
  • DWTS [Spoiler Alert for Other Time Zones]

    11/16/2010 7:11:19 PM PST · by paul in cape · 350 replies
    none | 11-16-10 | self
    Nothing else.
  • Maine Rep Switches From Dem To republican

    11/13/2010 7:00:00 AM PST · by paul in cape · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 11-13-10 | Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff
    In a sign of things to come, perhaps the first in a wave of Democrats across the country to switch to Republican has begun. (OK maybe not the first, but you get the idea).PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A Democratic legislator from Aroostook County has announced that he has switched his affiliation to the Republican Party. Michael Willette of Presque Isle, who was elected to a second term in the Legislature on Nov. 2 as a Democrat, told the Bangor Daily News on Friday that he has labored over his decision to switch since he couldn’t convince himself to support a...
  • Time POTY Outrage

    11/12/2010 6:30:21 AM PST · by paul in cape · 26 replies ^ | 11/10/10 | self
    Where is the outrage over Time Magazine's weak list of Person Of The Year. The answer is obvious. The runaway winner should be The Tea Party. No other "Person" monumentally changed the political landscape, perhaps for decades. Yet the editors give us flotsam and jetsom, led by a man who could be responsible for hundreds, if not thousands of deaths in the future of brave soldiers and operatives trying to kill terrorists who are trying to kill me.
  • So, How Long Before Dem. Nutcase Alan Grayson Gets An MSNBC Gig?

    11/03/2010 4:07:55 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 21 replies
    Also, who gets aborted? Mr. Ed, Chrissie Tingles, Olberdork, Ralph Mancow or Larry the Cable Guy? You need to vote here.
  • Another Stunner - GOP Takes Maine Gov, House And Senate

    11/03/2010 5:56:26 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 60 replies
    Portland Press Herald, Maine | 11-3-10 | various
    For the first time in decades, the GOP wrestled control of the Governorship, the State Senate AND the State House away from the Democrats. Pretty amazing.