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  • Obama has no patience for 'you didn't build that' attacks

    07/25/2012 8:31:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 103 replies
    politico ^ | 7/25/12 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    SEATTLE – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he's losing his patience over the Republican attacks aimed at his “you didn’t build that” comment. “I have to tell you, I generally have patience with what the other side says about me, that’s a requirement of this job,” Obama said during a $5,000-per-plate fundraiser here, according to the pool report. “And if you don’t like folks talking about you, you probably shouldn’t run for president. The one thing I do have no patience for is this argument that somehow what I’m criticizing is success… I want to promote success," Obama said.
  • Gulf oil spill likely to reach Florida Keys, Miami, report says

    07/04/2010 5:03:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/2/2010 | Bob Drogind, Nicole Santa Cruz
    Reporting from Washington and New Orleans — Hundreds of skimming boats prepared Friday to return to calmer gulf waters in the wake of Hurricane Alex and resume cleanup of the massive BP oil spill, which scientists now predict is likely to reach the Florida Keys and Miami in the months ahead. Using computer simulations based on 15 years of wind and ocean current data, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report Friday showing a 61% to 80% chance of the oil spill reaching within 20 miles of the coasts of the Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, mostly...
  • Arrest Fuels Anti-Obama Crowd

    12/10/2008 9:25:20 PM PST · by pissant · 36 replies · 1,175+ views
    Wash Post ^ | Doug Kneepads Feaver
    There's nothing like a little Guilt-by-Association Red Meat to bring the anti-Obama crowd back to the comment boards. Hundreds of posts have found their way to various articles on and elsewhere about the dramatic arrest yesterday of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for, among other things, allegedly trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama. Federal prosecutors said without equivocation that there is no evidence of Obama's involvement in the matter, but the noisy anti-Obama comment crowd stirred from its post-election silence to fire away. Because, as Michael D. Shear and Chris Cillizza wrote, "the conspiracy allegedly dreamed...
  • GOP Lawmakers Peeved at New Bank of America Credit Card Program

    02/14/2007 12:14:12 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies · 2,200+ views
    GOP Lawmakers Peeved at New Bank of America Credit Card Program Wednesday, February 14, 2007 WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are lashing out at Bank of America Corp. over its new program to offer credit cards to customers without Social Security numbers, saying it creates a dangerous loophole for terrorists and illegal immigrants. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., called for a federal investigation of the program on Wednesday, sending Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff a letter requesting a review of the program. "After September 11, we were told that money was the lifeblood of terrorists, and that we...
  • Deployments Stretching Army, Study Finds

    01/25/2006 7:11:03 AM PST · by snowrip · 24 replies · 657+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1/25/06 | Robert Burns
    Updated: 08:27 AM EST Deployments Stretching Army, Study Finds By ROBERT BURNS, AP advertisement WASHINGTON (Jan. 25) - Stretched by frequent troop rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has become a "thin green line" that could snap unless relief comes soon, according to a study for the Pentagon. Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer who wrote the report under a Pentagon contract, concluded that the Army cannot sustain the pace of troop deployments to Iraq long enough to break the back of the insurgency. He also suggested that the Pentagon's decision, announced in December, to begin reducing the force...
  • What can you say to a judge?

    06/02/2005 10:41:51 PM PDT · by The Other Harry · 50 replies · 2,119+ views
    June 3, 2005 | self / vanity
    I have recently got myself in a fair amount of trouble for a DUI. There is no question that I am guilty of the basic offense. I am willing to pay the fines and do the time. That all seems the way it should be. What I would like to do, however, is to go into court (the next time), and express my sentiments to the judge. These would not be real polite. I cannot repeat them here. Think of the worst things you could say to someone and you will be close. My question is: How much more trouble...

    05/25/2005 12:12:22 PM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 492 replies · 9,391+ views
    Editorial | May 25, 2005 | Bob Ireland
    GEORGE BUSH MAY GO DOWN AS THE WORST PREZ IN HISTORY or WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A REPUBLICAN TODAY President George Bush has not distinguished himself by fighting for his judicial nominees. Indeed, the way he treated Miguel Estrada, he is arguably worse than the Democrats in the Senate. Now seven Senators have made a deal to run the Senate, and they claim that it would be best for the President to get in his Presidential Yugo and drive down to the Senate Building carrying his hat in his hand to get his judicial nominees pre-approved. If President...
  • GIs want to go home, and they want to go now (muttering angry sargeants)

    07/18/2003 8:56:24 AM PDT · by dead · 30 replies · 454+ views
    The Guardian via SMH ^ | July 19 2003 | Jonathan Steele in Falluja
    The doodles on the desk at the guardhouse tell it all. "Stuck here forever," an angry sergeant at the sand-blown US Army base outside the desert town of Falluja has scrawled with a felt-tip pen, alongside some scatological sketches. As convoys of Humvees with bored and sweaty soldiers manning roof-mounted machine-guns trundle remorselessly past them - out for yet another circular patrol, in for another grim night of Fox TV and no alcohol - the sergeants who man the gates mutter over the glum news. Ten months after they left their home base in Hinesville, Georgia, for what they thought...
  • Play nice, kids

    07/01/2002 9:34:32 PM PDT · by Chemist_Geek · 11 replies · 382+ views
    Play nice, kids By Jim Caple Page 2 columnistWe are one step closer toward raising a generation of paste-devouring Ralph Wiggums. Is this what you want, wussies?If you thought some schools went overboard when they banned dodge ball last year, consider this: A Santa Monica elementary school principal recently banned tag, saying the game can only be played under the strict supervision of physical education teachers and not at all during the lunch hour recess. That's due to: one, the risk of injury; and two, a "self-esteem issue," because whoever is "it" could be considered a "victim." "We had some...