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Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers has died. She was…
When it rains, you should expect a hurricane.
His improv was awesome, his delivery precise, and his humor extraordinary. I was one of his many fans…
Roger Ebert dead at 70 of cancer according to the Chicago Sun-Times
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
At which point do we feel like dumping more tea?
Sometimes one can easily brush a spiderweb off one’s eyes. Other times it’s not so easy, especially when the spiderweb is poisonous.
And from Lee Stranahan:
I want to know how it is that the law supports the hounding of people who tell the truth, reporting an actual fact that is available for anyone to read. I want to know why it is that posting a court decision available through public records is cause for damages.
Most of all, I want to know how it is that a convicted terrorist bomber gets grants from the Tides Foundation, the Barbra Streisand Foundation, and the Heinz Family Foundation totalling $100,000.
I suppose that in the eyes of those foundations, a man who bombs innocent civilians can be considered a freedom fighter.
Age has an advantage, but then again, gingers have no souls.
Seriously, don’t y’all think that would be epic???
Seriously, define Spring. Because this isn’t installing a vote of confidence here.
Egyptian military judges dropped convictions against Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Khairat el-Shater, clearing the nominee of the nation’s dominant political party to run in the election, the group’s lawyer said.
I understand that we over on this side of the world did see that an overthrow of Mubarak would leave a vacuum ripe for the Muslim Brotherhood to take. But it was also my understanding that the Egyptian military was against the takeover by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood said March 31 that el-Shater was its candidate for the presidential election that begins May 23 and May 24, making him one of the favorites to win and potentially increasing tensions between the once-banned group and the generals who currently rule the nation.
Why would military judges clear the way for their opposition?
It appears that some in the lower ranks and even not-so-low of the MB do not like the fact that their up and coming new leader is in fact, a millionaire. And no one seems to question how he has held on to his fortune while being incarcerated, and while Egypt’s economy is deteriorating at an alarming rate, having passed ludicrous speed and now approaching plaid. But Egypt has always been an anomaly in the region: practicing Islam while protecting idolatry for their economical use, decrying excess while enjoying the tourist dollars that Sharm al Sheik, the “Riviera of the Middle East”, brings in. It’s hypocritical, but then again, so is their so-called religion.
The sooner that hellhole goes to pot, the better. Chalk up another one for the Prez.
Well, I got nuthin’ for today, so I thought I would combine famous quotes with news links. It’s the bleach fumes, I’m sure.
That’s it for this morning. I have to get the pit ready for burning crap today. After all, tonight I will be celebrating Human Achievement Hour and giving the ecowackos a hearty flip of the bird which I will be barbequeing.
Enjoy your Saturday!!
Last night I slept so well, I didn’t hear the thunderstorm pass through. No dreams, no nightmares…..it was awesome.
Until I woke up to one.
IRS seeks 4,000 agents, $303 million for Obamacare
This, as Obamacare goes down in flames. You would think that a bureaucracy of government would be smart enough not to tip its hand when it comes to taxpayer money, especially this one. Apparently last year the IRS’ customer service rating slipped a bit, which I find shocking, really. I had no idea anyone approved of it.
Now, I’m sure that the rating has gone down due to the unreadable and often misunderstood tax code that we peons have to use. More people call for help, more people ask to be guided through the maze, more people complaining of the sheer stupidity of it. But if that is the case, as the article suggests, why not ask for more agents for that reason??
The Internal Revenue Service wants to add about 4,000 agents to hunt down tax cheats and still plans to spend $303 million building a system to oversee Obamacare even though its future looks bleak in the U.S. Supreme Court.
On the $303 million for Obamacare, the GAO said it will “continue the development of new systems and modifications of existing systems required to support new tax credits.”
They don’t bother hiding any more.
Trolling Drudge, and this is the headline:
Look, I do not care who wins Puerto Rico. Speaking from experience, that whole island leans to the person who can deliver the most freebies. Santorum stepped in dogshit with his “federal law” statement. In his defense, he probably confused “federal law” with “official languages”. Yes, Puerto Rico has two official languages, which is more than can be said for the U.S. Anyway, what I find laughable is that headline. 51st State???
Becoming a state would be a disaster for that island. When Roosevelt Roads closed it crippled the entire economy. What do you think would happen if every corporation that has a factory in PR left, since they could no longer have that tax shelter?? Do you think Puertoricans are looking forward to paying more taxes?? Having their welfare cut?? Oh, and how about losing the right to autonomy? That’s why it could demand that the Navy GTFO of Vieques.
Yeah, statehood would be awesome. Giving up all the freebies for the right to three votes in Congress and additional taxation makes perfect sense.
At least to the Democrats.
Back when my son was only ten months old, I got the worst headache of my life. After a nice trip to the ER, and a needle to my spine, I was diagnosed with viral meningitis. My heart stopped and my first thought was my babies, but Hubby explained it wasn’t life threatening like bacterial. But the pain was awful. Not even childbirth was as bad for me. But that was not a chronic event, thank goodness. I have chronic back pain due to bone issues, but pretty much just live with it, since it just nags a bit. Some of you do suffer from chronic pain that doesn’t just nag.
So, how do you deal with it? Medication? Massage therapy? Accupuncture? Voodoo?? Do tell
Funny how the world works. By “the world” I mean politics, and by “works” I mean “screws”. Just last week the U. S. State Department recommended that the Keystone XL pipeline project be denied. Their reason for the denial was that there was not enough time to study the proposal by February 2i, 2012. Nevermind that the State Dept. “has been conducting a transparent, thorough, and rigorous review of TransCanada’s permit application for the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project” since 2008. The deadline is just too soon!! But as Newton said, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction:
Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
I find it funny that Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s company, just happens to be centralized in Omaha, Nebraska, the very state where the envirowhackos have claimed the pipeline would destroy wetlands and agricultural productivity. As we all know, that’s the government’s job, not the pipeline’s. Oh, and if you think it’s about environmental issues, think again.
The rail option, though costlier, would lessen the environmental impact, such as a loss of wetlands and agricultural productivity, compared to the pipeline, according to the State Department analysis. Greenhouse gas emissions, however, would be worse.
So it’s ok to protect the wetlands from the evul Canuck pipeline, the study of which the State Dept. claims would take too long before the Obama Administration deadline, but not ok to protect it from greenhouse emissions that can suffocate it, right? I guess dealing with a railroad bottleneck effect, more pollution, and higher transportation costs is better than providing much needed job creation and income stability to Americans.
At least Mr. Buffett gets to profit. From the government. With our money.