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  • Adam Smith video - "Apologies and Clarifications"

    08/03/2012 9:42:15 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 191 replies ^ | aug 3, 2012 | the ahole
  • E-mail from Barrett’s advisor (and co-chair): Is Nikki Haley lying about her faith?

    06/19/2010 8:34:15 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 58 replies · 924+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6-19-10 | Hot Air Staff
    Pickens County GOP Chair Phillip Bowers — a co-chairman of the rival Gresham Barrett campaign — says that Haley, a Christian who was born to Sikh immigrants, “can’t seem to make up her mind about her faith.”… “It’s not my place to question her faith, but I do question her honesty,” the county party chairman writes. “If anyone finds the truth, please let me know.” “Again, I’m not questioning her faith,” he repeats, “but I absolutely can’t stand a liar.”
  • Kerry digs a deeper hole

    10/31/2006 4:03:25 PM PST · by MadIvan · 167 replies · 4,105+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 31, 2006 | Frank James
    Did John Kerry (D-Mass.) help himself in his Seattle news conference this afternoon to explain his astonishing remarks yesterday which sounded like an elitist shot at the intelligence of members of the U.S. military serving in Iraq? Short answer: no.An angry Kerry tried to give his supporters and Democrats something to fight back with when he said: “My statement yesterday, and the White House knows this full well, was a botched joke about the president and the president’s people, not about the troops. “… If anyone thinks that a veteran, someone like me who’s been fighting my entire career to...

    07/05/2006 8:46:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 476+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 7/5/06 | Jon Coupal
    Compared to prior years, the resolution of the 2006-2007 California state budget was a relatively benign affair. True, it was still late, as the constitutional deadline was June 15th. But like the line from the first Pirates of Caribbean movie, this constitutional provision has always been treated more like a “guideline,” not a firm rule. (This alone tells us a lot about the fidelity to constitutional principles held by our ruling elites). The budget was passed, happily, before the beginning of the fiscal year which started on Saturday. That has not happened since the year 2000. And there is more...
  • CA: The budget hole

    01/21/2006 10:00:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 170+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 1/21/06 | Editorial
    The rule of holes says that when you're in one, stop digging. But as the state's legislative analyst pointed out earlier this month, Gov. Schwarzenegger takes the opposite approach in his budget proposal for 2006-07. Schwarzenegger's plans call for the state to spend $6.4 billion more than it will receive in revenue. Instead of closing the built-in gap between spending and income, the governor's budget would ratchet up ongoing spending by $2 billion, the analyst says. And that does not include nearly $1 billion in potential unbudgeted costs from lawsuits, salary negotiations and other liabilities. Only higher-than-expected revenue over the...
  • GAO Warns of Dangerous Deficit

    09/18/2003 3:45:51 PM PDT · by CMClay · 5 replies · 222+ views ^ | Thursday, Sept 18, 2003 | Wires
    GAO Warns of Dangerous WiresThursday, Sept 18, 2003 WASHINGTON -- The head of Congress' investigative arm warned Wednesday that the United States faces "large and growing structural deficits," which, if not soon addressed, could lead to "a dangerous budgetary and economic spiral that would ultimately hurt every American." "Our nation has a major long-term fiscal challenge that is not going away, and requires serious and sustained attention," David Walker, U.S. comptroller general and head of the General Accounting Office, said Wednesday at a luncheon at Washington's National Press Club. This challenge -- more than $7 trillion in accumulated...