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  • North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

    11/24/2014 7:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Daily Currant ^ | Nov 17, 2014
    The Daily Currant Politics North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama Nov 17, 2014 Climate Change And Global Pollution To Be Discussed At Copenhagen SummitThe state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama. In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will...
  • Holiday Document Dump: 1,300 Pages Of Obamacare Regs On July 4th Eve

    07/05/2014 10:40:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/04/14 | Larry O'Connor
    The Department of Health and Human Services released nearly 1,300 pages of new regulations related to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) at 4:15 Thursday, just as the nation was beginning their Independence Day holiday weekend. The regulations deal with payment rates to doctors and hospitals. How doctors get paid by HHS through the new, overreaching Obamacare guidelines has been an item of concern for the American Medical Association, a key supporter of the health care law. As Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner points out, the practice of dumping potentially controversial regulations on the eve of a major holiday has...
  • More Companies Dump Employee Insurance for Obamacare

    01/23/2014 10:03:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/23/14 | Brianna Ehley - The Fiscal Times
    This week, another major U.S. retailer—Target—announced that it will be cutting health coverage for its part-time workers in response to changes stemming from the president’s health care law. The Minneapolis-based company now joins the likes of Home Depot and Trader Joes, among others, that have decided to dump part-time employee coverage to save on health care costs.
  • Teller County man claims he dumped gold in landfill during divorce dispute ($500,000)

    10/30/2013 5:14:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Gazette ^ | 10/24/13 | Lance Benzel
    A fortune in gold, gleefully chucked into a Colorado Springs trash bin? That's the claim of Earl Ray Jones, a Teller County man who says he converted $500,000 in life savings into gold in May and then threw it away - all to prevent his wife of 25 years from seeing a nickel in their pending divorce. **SNIP** Jones is facing a Nov. 4 sentencing in Teller County for menacing after he beat up his wife and held her captive in their Divide home during a March fight over finances. April Jones filed for divorce three weeks after the assault....
  • Apple's Flash Dump In The Last Second Of Trading Caught On Tape

    01/25/2013 3:50:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/25/13 | Tyler Durden
    Sure, the retail "investors" are coming back into the "markets"... They are coming back in shifts. And just so they know what to expect, here is what happened to Apple stock in the last second of regular trading today, courtesy of Nanex. Unlike traditional flash crashes where the trade is an HFT error, or a few shares traded through the entire bid or offer stack, in this case it looks like a very premeditated unloading of some 800K shares (some $350 million worth) of AAPL in the last second, with the full knowledge it was shake the market. Why anyone...
  • U.S. tomato farmers say want to dump Mexico deal (that they say has become "a charade".)

    06/25/2012 6:32:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/12 | Doug Palmer - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. tomato growers on Monday said they have formally asked the U.S. Commerce Department to tear up a pricing agreement with Mexican producers that they say has become "a charade." Reggie Brown, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange, told Reuters U.S. producers want the pact voided so they can file a new anti-dumping complaint against Mexico. The rare request comes in a dispute that dates back to 1996, when U.S. industry filed a petition accusing Mexican producers of selling in the United States at unfairly low prices. Brown said the Commerce Department found that Mexican...
  • A very basic primer on deciding between Romney and Obama in November

    06/06/2012 11:23:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 53 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-06-12 | Vince
    In business there is something called “sunk costs” which refers to funds that have been spent and are unrecoverable. At any given point sunk costs are irrelevant to the decisions going forward. An example of this would be a company that has spent a billion dollars building a plant and now has to choose whether or not to spend another billion dollars hiring staff and actually operating the plant. At the point of the decision the only thing that should be relevant to the decision makers is what makes best sense for the firm going forward. Does the company...
  • IRS regulation dump: Obamacare’s job-killing medical device tax

    02/03/2012 2:47:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 2/3/12 | Michelle Malkin
    Your Friday IRS regulation dump: Obamacare’s job-killing medical device tax Share By Michelle Malkin • February 3, 2012 04:21 PM If it’s Friday, it’s another White House dump day. Cue the dump truck horn: Doot! Doot! Doot! While Obama sycophants are busy trumpeting deceptive jobs numbers, the administration is quietly moving forward with job-killing Obamacare regs and taxes. The IRS today released rules to impose the $20 billion Obamacare medical device tax scheduled to take effect next year. At a time when the White House is touting its government initiatives to champion “innovation,” the Obamacare innovation tax on medical device/diagnostic...
  • Friday Solyndra Email Dump

    10/07/2011 5:03:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/7/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Buried within an ABC News story about today’s release of hundreds of Solyndra-related emails is a reminder of what White House Spokesman Jay Carney said at a press conference late last month after being asked about the involvement of a Department of Energy consultant and Obama fundraiser named Steve Spinner: Carney replied: “It’s my understanding, at least with regard to the gentleman you just mentioned [Steve Spinner], that he had no connection to overseeing the loan guarantee program.” After hearing Carney say that, your first instinct might have been to think, “Hey, Spinner must have a connection to overseeing the...
  • Detroit Neighborhood: John Conyers House is an Eyesore

    06/22/2011 11:47:19 AM PDT · by bigbob · 22 replies
    WJBK ^ | 6-16-11 | myFOXDetroit.com Staff
    If Detroit has an image of a crumbling city, it doesn't help to have one of its representatives in the U.S. Congress let his home look unkempt. Charlie LeDuff pays a visit to John Conyers house. Play the video (at the link) to see for yourself
  • Storms dump 4-9 feet of snow in Sierra this week

    02/18/2011 10:22:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SDFGate,com ^ | 2/18/11 | AP
    Reno, Nev. (AP) -- The latest in a string of powerful storms is dropping heavy snow and causing widespread school closures and traffic delays Friday in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. The Alpine Meadows ski resort just north of Tahoe reports receiving up to 4 feet of snow over a 24-hour period ending Friday morning for a total of as much as 9 feet of snow since the storms began on Monday. Other Sierra resorts are reporting 4 to 7 feet of new snow this week.
  • Far-Left Rep. Alan Grayson Caught In Another Fundraising Fraud - This Time Lying To Fools At DU!!!

    10/12/2010 7:10:18 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Multiple | MB26
    Far-left radical Congressman Alan Grayson represents Central Florida in Congress, but all he does is embarrass everyone, including himself, time after time. It was Grayson who claimed, on national TV, that the Republican Health Plan was for old people to "die quickly." He is the one who called a female Washington staffer a "K-Street Whore," and much more. This is the Grayson who recently accused his opponent, Dan Webster of being in the Taliban because he advocated respecting one's marriage! All this from the Grayson who spent time locked in a DC-area mental hospital early in his legal career. Grayson...
  • Best-Kept Secrets

    08/05/2010 5:42:40 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies
    The Thrifty Yankee ^ | 08-05-10 | Roby Eliza
    A while back, I mentioned a secret place where true treasures can occasionally be found. Maybe this is the time to clue you all in on this place (and places like it). Most people have stuff they’d like to get rid of. And not everyone has access to a Good Will or Salvation Army drop box. And while most churches still do run thrift shops, they can be a pain about the merchandise they’ll accept as donations. But our town, here in our little slice of heaven in New England, has a dump. Only we call it a “transfer station”...
  • Trains derail dependence on trash trucks in Northeastern United States

    07/30/2010 2:55:41 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 4 replies · 1+ views
    American Recycler ^ | AUGUST 2010 | Mike Breslin
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has authorized $118 million dollars for the purchase and major improvements to the 100 year old Greenville Rail Yards in Jersey City, New Jersey. When completed, this barge-rail link will carry solid waste across New York Harbor in sealed containers between Brooklyn and Jersey City. The plan is projected to remove 360,000 garbage trucks per year from trans-Hudson River roads, bridges and tunnels. “The board just approved it so we are still working on the property acquisition. It is scheduled to be completed and open for business by 2013,” said Steve...
  • Dumping the US Dollar: Why it's time to diversify

    07/14/2010 8:18:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Fortune ^ | 07/14/2010 | Nin Hai-Tseng
    Imagine a world without the almighty greenback as the main reserve currency. It's not an easy thought. The U.S. dollar has long been the global currency of choice. As much as 64% of the world's currency reserves are held in greenbacks, according to the IMF. But given the manic ups and downs of the dollar in recent years, it may finally be time to diversify the world's reserves. And that's exactly what some central bankers around the globe are now doing. This comes as a growing number of economists and policymakers are calling to move away from the greenback as...
  • Obama Regime Sets Up to Dump Disaster on GOP Congress in 2011

    07/12/2010 9:58:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7-12-10 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Man, oh, man is there irony and hypocrisy all throughout the news today and the news over the weekend. Great to have you here. Rush Limbaugh at 800-282-2882. The e-mail address is ElRushbo@eibnet.com. You know, we gotta be fair here, folks. We have to give Obama his proper due. Barack Obama has proved the truth of what we were all told when we were growing up. Anybody can be president. If Obama can do it, anybody can do it. They told you that in grade school. "Little Johnny, what do you want to be when you grow...
  • Clock Ticking to AT&T Fee Hike

    05/23/2010 3:13:59 PM PDT · by Flavius · 22 replies · 889+ views
    pcworld ^ | May 23, 2010 1:06 PM | By Tony Bradley, PC World
    AT&T announced that it is raising its early termination fee (ETF) for smartphones (a.k.a. the iPhone) from $175 to $325 effective June 1. That gives businesses that are current AT&T subscribers, but seriously considering paying the ETF to switch--especially if the speculation is true that Verizon may soon have the iPhone as well--just one week to decide before it gets much more costly.
  • **Harry Reid Fan Club** Greenwich, CT May 2, 2010 YouTube

    05/03/2010 4:10:56 PM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 8 replies · 305+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 2,,2010 | Palinsmith
    <p>Joe Lieberman threw a fundraiser for Harry. The Dump Dodd team threw a protest. I love these people.</p>
  • Public landfill opens on Earth Day

    04/25/2010 10:52:37 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 402+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Capt. Meghan E. Keefe. USA
    DIYALA PROVINCE – Iraqi Leaders and U.S. forces celebrated Earth Day with an April 22 celebration opening the Baqubah Landfill, the first environmentally safe location for its residents to dispose of solid waste."The Iraqi Director General of Municipalities, Kadim Hayder, explains the layout of the Baqubah Landfill to the Diyala Provincial Governor, Dr. Abd-al Nair, during the grand opening celebration of this first environmentally safe location for city residents to dispose of solid waste, April 22, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Meghan E. Keefe." The Baqubah Landfill was first conceived in July by the 37th Engineer Battalion- Joint Task...
  • Palin urges voters to dump Democratic Senator (Harry Reid)

    03/27/2010 8:04:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 882+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/10 | Steven FRiess
    SEARCHLIGHT, Nevada (AFP) – Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has urged Nevada voters to retire their Senator, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, at a massive rally near the dusty desert outpost where Reid grew up. The "Showdown in Searchlight" was the kickoff event for a 44-city, three-week US tour of political demonstrations by the Tea Party Express, a consortium of anti-tax, anti-Democratic groups that culminates in Washington DC on April 15, the day US taxpayers' returns are due. While there were dozens of speakers from local politicians vying for Reid's job to right-wing radio talk show hosts, the main draw...
  • AP : Say, guess what we just found in ObamaCare !

    03/26/2010 9:37:09 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 126 replies · 5,573+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 25, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    Congress passed the bill without knowing what was in it. Barack Obama signed it without reading it. Now it looks as though the Associated Press reported on ObamaCare without comprehending its content. Readers will have to scroll far down to discover that the elimination of a key tax break that kept retirees on company prescription-medication plans will mean dumping millions of seniors onto Medicare — and that the AP ignored it until now: The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how...
  • Yemen's Maelstrom

    12/29/2009 5:10:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 368+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 29, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: The recent attack on a U.S. jet in Detroit brings Yemen to the fore as the nexus of virtually every terror attack that's come from a resurgent al-Qaida. This is one hellhole in need of attention. As wearisome as the thought of a new front in the war on terror may be, the attempted destruction of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day signals loudly that terrorists are not only still out there, but in resurgence. Since 2001, according to Heritage Foundation's James Jay Carafano, there've been 28 failed attacks on U.S. targets. This year there have...
  • ACORN Document Dump: Trashed Documents Are Relevant to Investigation

    11/28/2009 7:53:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1,309+ views
    Big Government ^ | 11/28/09 | Publius
    Have you heard the one about the pimp, prostitute, politician and the community organizer? Well, thanks to San Diego private investigator Derrick Roach, Californians are not laughing at what is turning into a political nightmare for California Attorney General Jerry Brown and ACORN. On Tuesday, November 24, Attorney General Brown appeared on KABC’s “Peter Tilden Show” after it was revealed that some 20,000 documents had been thrown into a National City dumpster by ACORN employees. The documents were thrown out in advance of state investigators arriving at the local ACORN office to conduct an investigation resulting from national media attention....
  • Calif. Attorney General Offers Incoherent Troubling Answers When Asked About ACORN Document Dump

    11/27/2009 4:01:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,864+ views
    Big Governement ^ | 11/27/09 | Stage Right
    On Tuesday November 24th, the day after Big Government broke the story revealing tens of thousands of documents containing sensitive material had been unceremoniously dumped in a trash bin behind the San Diego ACORN office, Attorney General Jerry Brown appeared on Talk Radio KABC’s Peter Tilden Show. Considering this document dump occurred just a few days after the Attorney General had announced an investigation of this very same office, we anticipated his righteous anger at this obvious afront to the integrity of his investigation and the people of California’s right to investigate all evidence pertaining to the operations of ACORN.
  • Utah takes nuclear waste from states with own dump

    05/05/2009 6:37:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 355+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/09 | Brock Vergakis - ap
    SALT LAKE CITY – Despite having their own radioactive waste dump, three states have shipped millions of cubic feet of waste across the country this decade to a private Utah facility that is the only one available to 36 other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of U.S. Department of Energy records. The shipments are stoking concerns that waste from Connecticut, New Jersey and South Carolina is taking up needed space in Utah, unnecessarily creating potential shipping hazards and undermining the government's intent for states to dispose of their own waste on a regional basis.
  • ACTION EVENT - Saturday, March 7, 2009 New London, CT - Senator Chris Dodd Health Care Forum

    03/05/2009 8:17:55 PM PST · by Rick - WH · 4 replies · 544+ views
    Senator Chris Dodd Web Site ^ | 3/5/2009 | Rick-WH
    Join us for an appearance by Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Joe Courtney for Health Care Forum. Find out about the health care plan. A great opportunity to show Dodd and Courtney how you feel about their performance in Washington.
  • Nuclear dump application is ready

    06/02/2008 8:40:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 124+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/2/08 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - After years of delay, the Bush administration will submit a formal license application on Tuesday to build a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, government officials have told the Associated Press. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will have three years to review the application, although it could extend that an additional year if needed. The agency's primary responsibility is to determine if the design as proposed will protect public health, safety and the environment. The Energy Department informed key members of Congress and the NRC of its plans on Monday. A truck is to deliver tens of...
  • It's Time for Conservatives to Dump the GOP!

    05/02/2008 8:53:16 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 26 replies · 66+ views
    Preacher Helps ^ | May 1, 2008 | Dr. Don Boys
    It’s Time for Conservatives to Dump the GOP! Don Boys, Ph.D. It is time for Christians and Conservatives (not always the same) to run from the Republican Party as if their hair is on fire. How much longer will principled people pretend that the GOP takes a principled stand? Some background: Every member of my family in West Virginia was a Democrat, but when I turned 18, I wanted to vote for Ike, so I registered as a Republican and have generally voted for them most of my life—until recently. When I was administrator of a large Christian school in...
  • Trump takes over controlling interest in EnCap

    11/22/2007 1:39:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 372+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | November 7, 2007 | JOHN BRENNAN
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Wednesday he has signed a deal to take over the Meadowlands EnCap golf and housing project, bailing out the struggling development. Trump promised a “spectacular” project that would be “the finest of its kind anywhere in the world.” “I’m a miracle worker,” Trump said. Trump's talks with a bank syndicate connected to the project were first reported in Wednesday’s editions of The Record. The deal, described as a “binding term sheet,” is subject to approval by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. It calls for a luxury golf course and a combination of housing, office,...
  • New blog targets Sen. Lindsey Graham (About Amnesty!)

    06/08/2007 7:11:00 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 55 replies · 3,595+ views
    A new blog, called "Dump Lindsey Graham," was created by a South Carolinian known only as "Fed Up in SC," who writes an open letter on behalf of "the people who elected you": We will start with a basic truth: you are not smarter than the rest of us. ... You are not intellectually superior to the folks in Central, SC, or South Carolinians in general. So, stop, STOP, telling us that we just don't understand. We DO understand. We understand very well. We understand that we elected you to represent us in Washington, and you have, so far, failed...
  • Officials Push for Yucca Nuclear Dump

    03/06/2007 4:46:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 344+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/07 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Energy Department unveiled legislation Tuesday to spur construction of a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada and increase its capacity. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record), D-Nev., immediately vowed to block the bill. That could spell more problems for the troubled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, already years behind schedule. The Energy Department official who heads the project warned that without new funding that's part of the bill, a 2017 goal for opening the dump 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas could not be met. "If we don't have that we are certainly not...
  • Dear Dismayed Conservatives (barf alert DUmmie editorial)

    11/08/2006 11:51:34 AM PST · by MetaCon · 205 replies · 2,877+ views
    Dear dismayed conservatives: I hereby make these promises to you. We will protect your lives and livelihoods. We will listen to and respect your beliefs. We will never try to force you to change your religion, sexual orientation, or first language. We will do our best to reduce the number of abortions in our country. We will have no tolerance for corruption and cronyism, even in our own party. ESPECIALLY in our own party. We will never tell you that you are unpatriotic. We will never tell you that your opinion doesn't count. We will never waste your lives for...
  • Recall: Segways 'randomly reverse'

    09/14/2006 10:06:01 PM PDT · by fishhound · 7 replies · 571+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | September 15, 2006 - 11:50AM | na
    Segway is recalling all 23,500 of the self-balancing scooters it has shipped because of a software glitch that can make its wheels unexpectedly reverse direction, throwing off the rider -- and in at least one incident, break some teeth. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday said consumers should stop using the vehicles immediately. Segway is cooperating on the voluntary recall.
  • Huge fire erupts next to Beirut airport(tire dump), burns aid supplies

    09/07/2006 6:20:19 PM PDT · by Jack_1 · 15 replies · 541+ views
    A huge fire erupted at a tire dump adjacent to the Beirut seaport Thursday, sending plumes of black smoke over large areas and burning relief supplies in a U.N. warehouse, police and a U.N. spokeswoman said.But a warehouse run by the U.N. refugee agency caught fire, and a large number of blankets, tents and mattresses inside were burned, UNHCR spokeswoman Astrid Van Genderen Stort said.
  • Dump Condi: Foreign policy conservatives charge State Dept. has hijacked Bush agenda

    07/26/2006 2:36:52 PM PDT · by red meat conservative · 316 replies · 5,592+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | July 26th | Daniel
    Conservative national security allies of President Bush are in revolt against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, saying that she is incompetent and has reversed the administration’s national security and foreign policy agenda. The conservatives, who include Newt Gingrich, Richard Perle and leading current and former members of the Pentagon and National Security Council, have urged the president to transfer Miss Rice out of the State Department and to an advisory role. They said Miss Rice, stemming from her lack of understanding of the Middle East, has misled the president on Iran and the Arab-Israeli conflict. "The president has yet to...
  • uh oh, Slobodan, Kenny boy, and... Saddam?

    07/06/2006 2:47:13 PM PDT · by SaddamH · 2 replies · 405+ views
    The Saddam Dump ^ | July 6, 06 | SaddamH
    Today news of Ken Lay’s heart attack and unexpected death has reached me. I did not know this Mr. KennyBoy Lay person but he seemed to be a good man and like me he knew how to treat people and make money from oil and energy markets. Damn I miss manipulating the price of crude. I have been thinking that many times well known people who are connected by celebrity and a random fact seem to die in groups of three... This is not GoodSTRENGTH IS POWER
  • Brazilian police find anti-tank rocket in Rio shantytown

    04/07/2006 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 567+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 7 April 2005 | Staff
    Rio de Janeiro, Apr 7 (EFE).- Brazilian authorities on Friday confiscated from a Rio de Janeiro shantytown an anti-tank rocket that members of a drug gang allegedly planned to use against police, officials said. The abandoned weapon was found on the roof of a home in Cidade de Deus, a western Rio shantytown that gained notoriety in a film by the same name about warring gangs of drug traffickers in the city's slums. The rocket was discovered by anti-drug police thanks to an anonymous tip. According to the tipster, the members of the drug-trafficking gang that controls Cidade de Deus...
  • Schwarzenegger ignores GOP call to dump top aide -Conservatives wary of policy direction

    01/25/2006 9:20:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 476+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/25/06 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said yesterday he wouldn't fire his top staffer, Democrat Susan Kennedy, to appease Republican activists worried about his move toward the middle. "I will hire the people I want to hire because they are the best," he said. "I will keep Susan Kennedy exactly where she is." Schwarzenegger discussed a wide range of issues during his appearance at the Sacramento Press Club, saying voters should decide whether California enacts a physician-assisted suicide law and pledging to release his tax returns for the past 10 years. During his career before he became governor, Schwarzenegger said, "90...
  • CA: Restive GOP Activists May Stage Revolt (Dump Susan Kennedy by March 15th or else)

    01/20/2006 10:05:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 174 replies · 1,341+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/20/06 | Peter Nicholas
    SACRAMENTO — Republican activists disenchanted with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday that they will try to strip the governor of the party's endorsement unless he fires his new chief of staff, Democrat Susan P. Kennedy. Restive Republicans said they would rally conservatives behind a resolution, to be offered at the state GOP convention in San Jose next month, that may give Schwarzenegger an ultimatum: Dump Kennedy by March 15 or the party will withdraw its backing of his reelection bid. --snip-- "We've gotten to the point where we've just had it with the guy," said Michael Schroeder, an attorney from...
  • CA: Governor asks lawmakers to dump bond measure for high-speed rail

    01/06/2006 6:46:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 418+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is asking lawmakers to scrap a $9.95 billion high-speed rail bond measure already on the November ballot to clear the way for his massive, $222.6 billion public works program. "We could not afford the entire package of infrastructure (in the governor's plan) if we did the $10 billion for high-speed rail," state Finance Director Mike Genest said Friday. "We did not see it being affordable in a 10-year cycle." He called high-speed rail "a visionary idea (that's) kind of far in the future." Democratic supporters of high-speed rail said they would try to put...
  • CA: Suit over nuclear waste site - States, groups want dump shut until terror risk studied

    10/18/2005 6:21:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 307+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/18/05 | Bob Egelko
    Anti-nuclear and environmental activists, backed by California and three other states, asked a federal appeals court on Monday to shut down a new storage facility for nuclear waste at Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s Diablo Canyon plant until a federal agency studies the risk of a terrorist attack. "Everything has been done in secret that relates to security at Diablo Canyon,'' Diane Curran, lawyer for San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace and the Sierra Club, told a panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Referring to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's current security planning review, Curran...
  • No dancing and no gays if Hamas gets its way

    10/06/2005 6:24:53 PM PDT · by golfboy · 21 replies · 713+ views
    Well DUmmies, your allies (Hamas) wants to irradicate you. What 'cha gonna do now? Dr Zahar condemned homosexual marriage, saying: “Are these the laws for which the Palestinian street is waiting? For us to give rights to homosexuals and to lesbians, a minority of perverts and the mentally and morally sick?”
  • Rumors of a Shortage of Dump Space Were Greatly Exaggerated

    08/16/2005 6:21:33 PM PDT · by TheMole · 6 replies · 637+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 12, 2005 | JEFF BAILEY
    Workers at a landfill in Orange County, Calif. - as if tamping down the contents of a wastebasket - regularly pile one million cubic yards of dirt atop a football field-size section of the giant dump. Six months later, the workers scrape the dirt aside and the dump's surface has fallen 30 to 40 feet, making space for yet more trash. "It's just amazing," said Mike Giancola, deputy director of the county's waste agency. Orange County's method is part of a remarkable productivity story playing out in the trash business, quietly saving consumers, businesses and municipalities billions of dollars a...
  • DUer: the OCCUPYING INVADERS are raping TORTURING and MURDERING civilians (Iraq)

    06/02/2005 2:43:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies · 408+ views
    The DUmp | 6/2/05
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x3771802 bpilgrim (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-02-05 03:55 PM Response to Reply #19 29. the OCCUPYING INVADERS are raping TORTURING and MURDERING civilians ________________________ More gems from that same thread: _______________________ ET Awful (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-02-05 03:55 PM Response to Reply #19 26. The point my myopic little friend is that if the US forces were not there bombing the living piss out of everything that moves, there would not be an insurgency. There would be nothing for them to insurge against. Is that clear enough for you? ____________________________ Grooner Five (189 posts) Thu Jun-02-05 03:59 PM Response to Reply...
  • Winn-Dixie files for Chapter 11 (Bankrupcy)

    02/22/2005 7:06:58 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 161 replies · 3,740+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 2/22/05 | staff
    But grocery chain says stores will remain open, financing is lined up and employees will get paid. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection, due to stiff competition and the need to restructure to stem widening losses.
  • Democrats Decide Against Filibuster (Gonzales)

    02/01/2005 1:45:46 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 49 replies · 2,307+ views
    AP ^ | February 1, 2005
    CAPITOL HILL Senate Democrats won't filibuster the nomination of Alberto Gonzales to be attorney general. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says there's a general feeling among Democrats that "this wasn't the time" to filibuster. Reid says he expects less than half the Senate Democrats to vote to confirm Gonzales. Many Democrats have been sharply critical of Gonzales, especially over his role in developing the Bush administration's policies on treating foreign detainees. Some believe he is directly linked with prisoner abuses that occurred at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, as well as in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate...
  • Police hunt poo protesters

    01/24/2005 4:26:45 PM PST · by zarf · 22 replies · 817+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1/24/05 | Ananova
    Police in Germany are hunting pranksters who have been sticking miniature US flags into piles of dog poo in public parks. Josef Oettl, parks administrator for Bayreuth, said: "This has been going on for about a year now, and there must be 2,000 to 3,000 piles of excrement that have been claimed during that time." The series of incidents was originally thought to be some sort of protest against the US-led invasion of Iraq. And then when it continued it was thought to be a protest against President George W. Bush's campaign for re-election. But it is still going on...
  • Defeated Kerry sits in cold

    01/20/2005 4:09:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 112 replies · 4,770+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 21 January 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    US Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who had hoped to replace George W. Bush as president yesterday, instead sat in the cold and clapped as the Republican began a second four-year term. Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin patted Senator Kerry on the back shortly before the inauguration Senator Kerry had hoped would be his. As Mr Bush delivered his inaugural address, Senator Kerry, about 10m away on the steps of the US Capitol, joined other lawmakers and the crowd in repeated applause. Senator Kerry looked relaxed, at times wistful. He frequently smiled, able to hide any disappointment over what...
  • Flushed ring fished out, years later

    01/19/2005 9:08:41 PM PST · by Chummy · 3 replies · 451+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | January 19, 2005 | Ann Schrader
    Flushed ring fished out, years later By Ann Schrader Denver Post Staff Writer Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - Arvada - More than a quarter- century ago, Jerry Duran watched his 1978 Pomona High School class ring swirl around the toilet bowl and disappear. On Tuesday, the gold ring with an aquamarine stone was headed back to Duran, who now lives in Del Norte, where he builds custom bicycles and is a ski patrol member at Wolf Creek Ski Area. Duran, who said he hadn't thought about the ring in years, said its return is "much to my surprise." Arvada Wastewater...
  • DUmmie pledges to attack "freeperville"

    01/04/2005 5:33:01 AM PST · by William of Orange · 37 replies · 1,144+ views
    the DUmp aka Democratic Underground | jan. 4th 2005 | DUmmie xultar
    I was browsing DU for a few moments just to check what the tin foil hat brigade was going to be up to in the runup to the inauguration (W2). link to DUmp: the DUmmie at the DUmp pledges to attack FR