Jan 8, 2010
I think it was from Amazon. I’ve purchased books from them in the past and now they are trying to turn me into their best customer so I get a lot of e-mails from them.
That catchy phrase turned out to be the title of a diet book. Although it may be a great diet book, the title turned me off completely. It told me the book needed a gimmick to get it sold.
My personal (and unprofessional) opinion is: skinny chicks may not need to eat salads. It's fat chicks that need to eat salads if they ever expect to become skinny chicks.
Someone had fun ‘Photoshopping’ this illlustration turning it into a spoof of the 1989 movie Driving Miss Daisy with Hillary Clinton as the old Jewish woman played by Jessica Tandy and Barack Obama as her African-American chauffeur played by Morgan Freeman.
Manjit Singh, 59, from Leicester, England pulls a London bus with his hair.
Singh pulled the iconic Routemaster bus a record 21.2 meters by attaching a clamp on his hair and pulling the vehicle with straps setting a new Guinness World Record.
The last sentence of Mr. Cafferty’s rebuke of Obama’s openness lie is, “Here's hoping the voters remember some of this crap when the midterm elections roll around later this year.”
When leftist crank Jack Cafferty turns on Barack Obama it is worth taking note. Others in the leftist media have already become critical of ObamaCare and the way congressional liberals have tried to ram it through by any means possible.
Lori Byrd wrote in a recent Wizbang report, “If Obama and the Democrats in Congress have lost Jack Cafferty they are in worse shape than I thought."
Lack of transparency and broken promises on health care are the reason for this comment from Cafferty.
How many other leftists in the media will turn on the Democrats in Congress between now and the November elections?
Jan 7, 2010
Vice President Joe Biden (pictured), speaking to members of the House Democratic caucus who were gathered in Williamsburg, Virginia on February 6, said, "If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong."
This was one of may times others had to jump in to say, “what Mr. Biden meant to say was...”
Biden’s gaffe-prone ways did not end when he became Vice President!
The two-ton “Frozen Gore” sculpture (pictured) isn’t exactly a tribute. It’s a tongue-in-cheek critique of Gore’s vocal belief in man-made climate change, complete with hot air pouring out of his mouth.
Local businessmen Craig Compeau and Rudy Gavora contracted the piece from award-winning sculptor Steve Dean and say they’ll keep erecting one each winter until Gore accepts an invitation to discuss the global warming issue in Fairbanks.
They may well be doing the “Frozen Gore” for many years because Mr. Gore refuses to debate his global warming views, called “globalony” by many.
Whenever Al Gore shows his movie presentation, questions are not permitted and in most cases the media is not allowed inside.
1 Attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
2. Attempted murder within an aircraft in the jurisdiction of the US.
3. Willful attempt to destroy an aircraft within the jurisdiction of the US.
4. Willfully placing a destructive device on an aircraft, which was likely to endanger safety of such aircraft.
5. Possession of a firearm/destructive in furtherance of a crime of violence.
Dropping the exam would bolster minority hiring and avert legal battles, according to one source, while others confirm that the exam could be scrapped to open the process to as many people as possible.
However, the lack of an exam would make Chicago the lone major city without one, and experts contend that the exam is integral to eliminating unqualified applicants.
And as of last year, one in four patrol officers were African-American, but just one in 12 Lieutenants were of color.
Without an entrance exam, there would eventually be a much larger number of black patrol officers and almost no black Lieutenants as well as a less qualified police force in general.
This is a result of the failing public schools in Chicago that push kids through who often don’t have the basic skills.
It is disconcerting to realize that Mr. Obama chose Arne Duncan (pictured), the former Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools, to be the Secretary of Education.
Jan 6, 2010
Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter of Colorado, who was in for a tough reelection fight this year, canceled a scheduled fundraiser this evening and has decided not to seek reelection.
The all-but-assured Democratic nominee for governor in Michigan, Lt. Gov. John Cherry, ended his bid today.
Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota announced he will not seek reelection this year.
And then there is Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd who is possibly the most vulnerable statewide Democratic incumbent. Dodd will likely be asked by the party to step aside.
UPDATE - Dodd has already been asked to retire as reported here.
Back to the report on ABC:
You will certainly hear a lot of talk from Republicans that Democrats are beginning to face the reality of just how tough the current political landscape looks for them and they are running for the hills.
T-Mobile is the initial service provider. Verizon in the United States and Vodafone in Europe will be coming on board later, and more operators are expected.
Nexus One runs the latest version of the Android operating system, Android 2.1, which is also made by Google but runs on other phones as well.
The phone will sell for $180 with a contract or $530 unlocked.
Mr. Washington has admitted being above the alcohol limit for flying a plane.
Washington was removed from UA Flight 949. He was due to fly from London's Heathrow Airport to Chicago on November 9 but the flight was stopped after a co-worker suspected him of being drunk.
The flight was canceled and the plane's 124 passengers were put on other flights
The 51-year-old pilot pleaded guilty at Uxbridge Magistrates Court near London on Tuesday. He was released on unconditional bail and will be sentenced on Feb. 5.
Jan 5, 2010
Dorgan, a moderate Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 1992 after serving a dozen years in the U.S. House.
Republican Gov. John Hoeven has been mulling a possible challenge to Dorgan and the veteran lawmaker's retirement could clear the path for the popular governor.
There will be other Democrats from conservative states who will retire or face an uphill re-election battle as a result of voting for ObamaCare against the wishes of their constituents.
After being told her order couldn't be filled, she put her fist through the drive-through window.
After treatment at a hospital for her injuries the woman was booked into the Lucas County jail.
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, has ordered that all New York taxi companies switch to hybrid vehicles within five years.
One can understand why after years of enduring hoards of twelve-mile-per gallon Crown Victoria taxicabs guzzle fuel and spew harmful emissions as they prowl the streets of the city.
Converting to hybrids is a noble idea but will it really make a big difference?
The sea of yellow in midtown Manhattan will soon be made up mostly of Ford Escape (upper photo) and Toyota Prius hybrids (lower photo).
It will take lots of adjustment on the part of taxi riders to go from a roomy Crown Victoria to a leg-cramping ride in a Prius.
Forget the small size of the Prius -- it’s the way Toyota makes hybrids that could perpetuate the New York taxi problem. They go into gas mode during acceleration and don’t go into electric mode until cruising.
We all know what that means. Lead footed New York taxi drivers will pollute nearly as much as they do now and save very little gas in the process.
If Toyota-style hybrids are used as cabs there will be little improvement in fuel consumption or exhaust pollution unless cabbies drive like Granny Smith or Aunt Matilda.
Note: the Crown Victoria has traditionally made up about 90 percent of the city’s 13,000 licensed yellow cabs. Hailing a cab in New York just won’t be the same without the roomy Crown Vic.
A ride from Midtown Manhattan to La Guardia could go from a scary ride to a scary uncomfortable ride.
Jan 4, 2010
On March 6, Hillary Clinton handed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a gift-wrapped reset button just before he informed her that the word on the button actually translated to "overcharged."
A little fact checking by the Secretary of State could have prevented an embarrassing gaffe.
Now the troubled automaker is killing off another brand - Saab.
GM made the decision after talks with a Dutch would-be buyer collapsed.
GM, Dutch automaker Spyker Cars and the government of Sweden, where Saabs are made, could not reach an agreement.
We wonder how many people will sob for the Saab - described as “a quirky line of cars known for angular roof lines and ignition keyholes between the front seats.”
More of the story here.
Margarita Velasco delivered the twins by cesarean section at Tampa General Hospital.
Marcello was delivered just before midnight. His twin, Stephano, was delivered just as the new year began.
The twins will celebrate their birthdays one day apart.
In December, the number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats fell to the lowest level recorded in more than seven years of monthly tracking by Rasmussen Reports.
Number of Democrats falls to new low, down six points since the 2008 election.
Yet there is no sign that Democrat Congressmen have any intention of slowing down the left-wing agenda that has been unpopular with the American people.
Jan 3, 2010
The blast split the 33-story building into two parts according to plan. However, instead of collapsing into a pile of rubble, one half of the building (shown at left in photo) fell sideways, crashing to the ground, narrowly averting disaster, while the other half (shown on right) remained standing in a dangerous leaning position and was later destroyed by a crane.
Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut (upper photo) and Senator Harry Reid of Nevada (lower photo) are among the Democrats who face challenging reelection votes this year.
From a Los Angeles times report (see link below):
After losing the White House and nearly 70 congressional seats in the last two elections, Republicans are poised for a strong comeback in 2010, with significant gains likely in the House and a good chance of boosting their numbers in the Senate and statehouses across the country.
All 435 House seats, 36 in the Senate and the governorships of 37 states will be on the ballot in November.
Some of the Democrats' most prominent figures, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, are in serious danger as they seek reelection. Both would probably lose if elections were held today.
Last spring, Democrats seemed well positioned to add Senate seats. Today, a Republican gain appears more probable, costing Democrats their 60-vote supermajority and ability to stop GOP filibusters.