Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Mope gets points for being the first to send news.
From the Speaker’s own website:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered a speech this morning at the 2010 Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties (NACo). This year marks the 75th anniversary of the organization. Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
Seriously .. what. the. fuck. ? I’ve never been much for insightful commentary but this just leaves me speechless … there really are no words. (aside from ‘what the fuck’).
Fully one-quarter of the space on this year’s form is taken up with questions of race and ethnicity, which are clearly illegitimate and none of the government’s business (despite the New York Times’ assurances to the contrary on today’s editorial page). So until we succeed in building the needed wall of separation between race and state, I have a proposal. Question 9 on the census form asks “What is Person 1′s race?” (and so on, for other members of the household).
Apparently, “None of your fucking business.” is not an option. Mark, however has a proposal:
we should answer Question 9 by checking the last option — “Some other race” — and writing in “American.”
Scouring the interwebtubethingy for news, I came across a poll over at the Washington Times:
A majority of Americans say the United States is less respected in the world than it was two years ago and think President Obama and other Democrats fall short of Republicans on the issue of national security, a new poll finds.
The Democracy Corps-Third Way survey released Monday finds that by a 10-point margin — 51 percent to 41 percent — Americans think the standing of the U.S. dropped during the first 13 months of Mr. Obama’s presidency.
The really interesting part about this poll is that it was conducted by Democracy Corps(e) and Third Way. Democracy Corps(e) was founded by none other than James Carville, former Bill Clinton adviser, and Stanley Greenberg, Democratic pollster. Third Way bills itself as “the leading moderate think-tank of the progressive movement.” So, not exactly non-partisan.
The Democrats’ gap on national security has widened on several other fronts:
“Keeping America safe”: Democrats now trail by 13 points (34 percent to 47 percent.) The gap was just 5 points in July 2008.
“Ensuring a strong military”: Democrats trail by 31 points (27 percent to 58 percent.)
“Making America safer from nuclear threats”: Democrats trail by 11 points (34 percent to 45 percent,) “despite the president’s strong actions and speeches on steps to reduce nuclear dangers,” the pollsters said.
And yet, the pollsters think this is surprising, because Prez Obama has had wonderful accolades the world over, not to mention he was awarded the Nobel Piss Prize. Here’s a newsflash: Obama gets accolades for eroding our standing in the world, and he gets them from politicians. Remember the words of the head of the Nobel Piss Prize committee:
“He got the prize for what he has done.”
Nevermind that nominations for the prize had to be postmarked by February 1, only 12 days after Prez Obama took office. And let’s not forget how Irena Sendler was passed over, either, first in favor of The Goron and the IPCC, and then Prez Obama and his Twelve Days of Teh Glories.
Fuck ‘em with the epic fuckfist of FAIL.