Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Morning Bell: Government-Run Health Care by Next Thursday?

Morning Bell: Government-Run Health Care by Next Thursday?
"So just how close are we to being inflicted with the Obama/Moore dream of anti-capitalist, competition-free, government-run health care?
Closer than many realize.
Multiple sources on the Hill have told The Foundry that as early as next week, the Senate could be debating Obamacare.
Senate Majority Leader Reid has stated an intention to take the HELP Committee product and merge it with the Senate Finance Committee markup that is expected to be over by this Thursday or Friday.
Their plan is to proceed to a House passed non-health care bill to provide a shell of legislation to give Obamacare a ride to the House and then straight to the President’s desk."

Read this!
The democrats are gonna stick it to us if we are asleep!

When I'm happy, so is family, says First Lady Michelle Obama

When I'm happy, so is family, says First Lady Michelle Obama
"First Lady Michelle Obama revealed a hidden White House truth: If she's happy, chances are, so is her husband.
'Throughout my life, I've learned to make choices that make me happy and make sense for me. Even my husband is happier when I'm happy,' she said in an interview with Prevention magazine, which hits newsstands next week."

Yes, it's true that most husbands are happier when their wives are "happy" but this interview is creepy.
Doncha ya think?

President Obama Finances Offshore Drilling in Brazil

President Obama Finances Offshore Drilling in Brazil
"You read that headline correctly.
Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.
The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro."

Chenille Sisters in concert Friday

Chenille Sisters in concert Friday
"Sweet, silly, serious and satisfying is what listeners can expect from the Chenille Sisters in concert this Friday."

See them!

Wednesday is count day for schools across Michigan

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=114184&catid=48
"Last year, Grand Rapids Public Schools had its best count day in nearly a decade, beating enrollment projections by fifty percent."

50% INCREASE!
Sup wit dat?????
Don't the teachers take ATTENDANCE EVERY DAY?

Why use 2 freak days a year when the ACTUAL date is right there?

Oh...meebee we already no...dont wee.....$$$$$$$...ours not theirs.......

Airliner crash simulation planned at airport Wednesday

Airliner crash simulation planned at airport Wednesday
"Despite visible flames, an actual fuselage and 90 “victims,” the emergency-type situation at the Muskegon County Airport scheduled for this morning was only a drill.
A full-scale simulation of a commercial airliner crash was being held to help train Norton Shores firefighters in the event an actual, similar crash takes place at the airport."

Ok..... now where are the ....... airliners?

Seriously, there is an enormous amount of tax payer dollars spent on this rarely used airport.

The state is broke, the county is broke, Norton Shores is broke.

When will someone suggest privatizing this white elephant

“how to date a tall chick.”…

“how to date a tall chick.”…: "FROM SUSANNAH BRESLIN, advice on “how to date a tall chick.”"

Supreme Court Takes Case on Reach of Gun Rights

Supreme Court Takes Case on Reach of Gun Rights
"The Supreme Court will decide whether the constitutional right of individuals to own firearms trumps state and local laws, reviving the legal battle over gun rights in America."

They're baaarack....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

$25 million in U.S. aid on the way-Detroit to get lion's share of state package

$25 million in U.S. aid on the way
"The most recent wave of economic stimulus funding will infuse more than $25 million into cash-strapped Michigan communities to spur job creation, clean up blight, stave off foreclosures and fix crumbling bridges, roads and water mains."

Does Asset Allocation Still Work?

Pension Pulse: Does Asset Allocation Still Work?
"Richard Bookstaber, author of A Demon of Our Own Design, recently wrote an excellent piece in Seeking Alpha, Why I'm Skeptical About Asset Allocation:"

No government immunity for pension fund trustees

No government immunity for pension fund trustees
"A class action suit seeking to hold the Detroit General Retirement pension fund (DGR) trustees accountable for their investment decisions has been approved in what is said to be a precedent setting case.
Wayne County Circuit Court judge Amy Hathaway has certified a class action filed on behalf of over 9,000 pension plan participants and beneficiaries alleging the responsibility of several present and former DGR trustees' for losses of over US$100m."

Pumped-up pensions squeeze city

Pumped-up pensions squeeze city
"In 2001 and 2005, the Atlanta City Council approved substantial increases in pension benefits for city workers — but didn’t figure out how to pay for them.
Those decisions are not only hobbling city finances now, they threaten to cripple the city budget for years to come."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Furor Over Alan Carlin, a Climate Change Skeptic - NYTimes.com

Furor Over Alan Carlin, a Climate Change Skeptic - NYTimes.com: "It is true that Dr. Carlin’s supervisor refused to accept his comments on a proposed E.P.A. finding, since adopted, that greenhouse gases endangered health and the environment, and that he did so in a dismissive way."

Gates hints at more Iran nuke sites

Gates hints at more Iran nuke sites
"Defense Secretary Robert Gates strongly hinted on Sunday that Iran may be concealing other nuclear facilities in the country, beyond the uranium enrichment facility disclosed Friday by President Barack Obama and other leaders at the G-20 Summit.

This Week host George Stephanopoulos asked Gates if the newly discovered site is 'the only secret site that we know of.'

After a pause, Gates said, 'I'm not going to get into that. I would just say that we are watching closely.'"

If the police won't tackle young thugs any more, then what ARE they for?




MELANIE PHILLIPS: If the police won't tackle young thugs any more, then what ARE they for?
"Ten days ago, I happened to be on a panel of 'talking heads' at the annual conference of the Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales. Against a backdrop of concern about the impact of looming public expenditure cuts, the panel were asked to name one thing they thought the police might usefully stop doing.
I suggested they should drop their obsession with 'diversity' and, rather than pursuing people under 'hate crime' laws for giving offence to others, should concentrate on tackling the yobbery on housing estates where besieged residents felt the police had abandoned them.
It is fair to say my remarks were not greeted with widespread acclaim.
Officers seemed stunned that I could challenge the sacred cow of 'diversity'.
I thought about this discussion when I read of the appalling case of Fiona Pilkington, who was driven to set fire to herself and her 18-year- old daughter Francecca in her car as a result of a decade of harassment they had suffered at the hands of local yobs.

The details of this awful case make you weep. For more than ten years, the Pilkingtons lived under siege in Barwell, Leicestershire, from a gang of thugs who pelted the house with stones, set fences on fire, pushed fireworks through the front door, taunted Francecca, who had a mental age of four, and threatened and assaulted Mrs Pilkington's son, Anthony, now 19.
The inquest has yet to reach its verdict. But the coroner has said the tragedy could have been prevented if the police and council authorities had taken the family's complaints seriously.
And the evidence produced at the inquest was sufficiently horrifying for the Home Secretary to be reportedly planning to highlight the case in his speech to this week's Labour conference.
For although she called them no fewer than 33 times, none of the criminals who were making her life so unbearable was ever charged with a criminal offence.
When asked to explain this failure, the police response was astounding.
Superintendent Steve Harrod told the inquest that 'low-level anti-social behaviour is mainly the responsibility of the council'.
Come again, Superintendent? So what are the police for? Whatever happened to the first duty of the police to 'preserve public tranquillity'? No wonder the Home Secretary is spitting tacks.
Certainly, the local councils in this case can also be faulted in failing to share information about this family's situation. But at one point Anthony was marched at knife-point into a shed and threatened with an iron bar. If this isn't a police responsibility, what is?
Many, many other unfortunate people are being forced to live in a similar state of siege from local yobs, with the police unable or unwilling to end the attacks. Other police forces, accused of ignoring the plight of terrorised residents, have claimed that the hurdles erected by prosecutors mean they can't get criminals to court.
There may be something in that. But to Superintendent Harrod it appears that the police can only prevent crime if the criminal justice system is avoided altogether. The police, he said, had to avoid youngsters being 'criminalised' because if they went to jail they were more likely to re-offend.

If AIDS Went the Way of Smallpox

If AIDS Went the Way of Smallpox
"Millions of children across Africa still die of measles simply because the vaccine doesn’t reach them,” said Barry Coleman, founder of Riders for Health, a British charity that buys and fixes motorcycles for African health workers. People with AIDS don’t need, he added, “another breakthrough that does not reach those who need it most.”"

It's not about children... it's about more money from the west to the crooks who control these scum countries.

More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation - Yahoo! News

More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation
"Obama and Duncan say kids in the United States need more school because kids in other nations have more school.
'Young people in other countries are going to school 25, 30 percent longer than our students here,' Duncan told the AP. 'I want to just level the playing field.'
While it is true that kids in many other countries have more school days, it's not true they all spend more time in school."

Another scam to shovel more money from us taxpayers to the big teacher's unions!!!
Fight this outrage!

Despite pressure, McChrystal to hold firm on request for troops

Despite pressure, McChrystal to hold firm on request for troops
"McChrystal also stated that he had only spoken to Obama once in 70 days since taking over as commander in the eight-year-old war."

Social Security strained by early retirements

Social Security strained by early retirements
"Big job losses and a spike in early retirement claims from laid-off seniors will force Social Security to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years

Fresh doubts over Hitler's death after tests on skull reveal it is a woman's

Fresh doubts over Hitler's death after tests on skull reveal it is a woman's
"Adolf Hitler may not have shot himself dead and perhaps did not even die in his bunker, it emerged yesterday.
A skull fragment believed for decades to be the Nazi leader’s has turned out to be that of a woman under 40 after DNA analysis."

Mich. stares down 2nd govt. shutdown in 3 years

Mich. stares down 2nd govt. shutdown in 3 years
"Economically beleaguered Michigan faces a possible government shutdown - shuttering highway rest areas, state parks, construction projects and the state lottery - if lawmakers fail to reach a budget deal in the next few days.
The state with the nation's highest unemployment rate has a nearly $3 billion shortfall.
Federal recovery act money will fill more than half the gap, but the spending cuts or tax increases needed to fill the rest have caused bitter infighting at the state Capitol."

Meet blonde martial arts ace Ashley Wolfe who battled two squaddies

Meet blonde martial arts ace Ashley Wolfe who battled two squaddies
"The 5ft 3in martial arts ace - who was invited to the bash at Woolwich Barracks in South East London with her husband - admitted knocking a sergeant out cold.
She said: 'I gave him a left hook to the side of the head. He was tall and well built - but fell down like a house of cards.'"

ROTTEN TOMATOES: Worst of the Worst 2009

ROTTEN TOMATOES: Worst of the Worst 2009: "Over the last decade, we've collected reviews for thousands of movies. Most films, even profoundly mediocre ones, can expect to receive at least cursory support from the pundits. However, once in a while, a film will take such a critical drubbing that further attention is warranted. That's where our Worst of the Worst list comes in. We've compiled a veritable cornucopia of dull, foolhardy, and outright terrible films, from legendary duds (Battlefield Earth) to chuckle-deficient comedies (Epic Movie), from hapless sequels (Basic Instinct 2) to scare-free would-be fright fests (Alone in the Dark)."

Homeowners fight against the wind

Homeowners fight against the wind
"In the Champagne household, there are two opinions on the whirling wind turbines that surround the family's home of 35 years. Gene Champagne is bothered by the thumping, rumbling sound of the blades that loom like giants over the house.
The noise disturbs his sleep and destroys his TV reception.
Flickering shadows from sun on the blades run around rooms."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Barack Obama's amazingly consistent smile

Barack Obama's amazingly consistent smile
"Ladies and gentlemen, your President is a robot.
Or a wax sculpture.
Maybe a cardboard cutout.
All I know is no human being has a photo smile this amazingly consistent."

This is weird!

Sardine Room going out of business

Sardine Room going out of business
"The Sardine Room, 2536 Henry, will go out of business after serving its last customers Sunday, co-owner Chris Anderson said."

Sad... for the owners and Muskegon county.
With so many Muskegon companies biting the dust it's amazing there's any dust left in Muskegon.

MSU coaching records after 30 games


MSU coaching records after 30 games: "MSU coaching records after 30 games

MD: 17-13
JLS: 17-13
BW: 16-14
NS: 17-12-1
GP: 13-16-1
MW: 9-21
DR: 16-12-2
DS: 16-13-1

Does it really even matter who the coach at MSU is? Good coaches, bad coaches, young coaches, old coaches, veteran coaches, rookie coaches - the results are the same."

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ensign receives handwritten confirmation

Ensign receives handwritten confirmation
"Ensign receives handwritten confirmation
This doesn't happen often enough.
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it 'Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold.'

The note was a follow-up to Ensign's questioning at the markup."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

HSBC bids farewell to dollar supremacy

HSBC bids farewell to dollar supremacy
"The dollar looks awfully like sterling after the First World War,' said David Bloom, the bank's currency chief.
'The whole picture of risk-reward for emerging market currencies has changed.
It is not so much that they have risen to our standards, it is that we have fallen to theirs.
It used to be that sovereign risk was mainly an emerging market issue but the events of the last year have shown that this is no longer the case.
Look at the UK – debt is racing up to 100pc of GDP,' he said"

Detroit Public Schools-SAY WHAT!!

Detroit Public Schools
"The Detroit News today writes about a possible scandal regarding building construction and land purchases by Detroit Public Schools.
The district paid more than $156.2 million for services it may have obtained for $15 million, according to The News"

A $100 million scam!!!!!
This isn't the biggest story of the month?
How low have we sunk?

Culture of corruption: Rangel and his Ethics Committee foxes

Culture of corruption: Rangel and his Ethics Committee foxes
Charlie Rangel puts a whole new twist on walking-around money.

He doled it out to Ethics Committee Democrat members walking around on the Hill.
And it’s paying off."

Forum Listing

Forum Listing: "25146. New editor mean change?
by episode2, 9/24/09 16:15 ET

In bicycle accident report they actually give the name of the driver of the car.
It was not her fault and her name was still stated.
The last editor withheld a city commissioners name who accidently killed someone while driving for months.
Odd?"


Look how they cover the "white cop-black serial perp" story.

Maybe we can get a nifty race riot with some cool burning and Jenny will give us a visit!

Wow, we'd be almost as cool as Benton Harbor!

But we read nothing about the impending bankruptcy of our county. And our cities here in Muskegon.

The "new" Chronicle is a more vapid version of the old "county corruption...whatutalkinabout" Chronicle with a smaller carbon footprint.

Imagine the awards the Chronicle's reporters could win if they really investigated what is going on in our county and local cities/townships.

Two kids with a videocam took down the disgusting ACORN.

And there is NO ONE in Muskegon to report on the facts here?

Bummer Muskegon.


New Jobless Last Week At 530,000. AP Calls It Good News Because They Expected Higher! A Weekly Pattern Is Developing Here With "Unexpected" At Center

theblogprof: New Jobless Last Week At 530,000. AP Calls It Good News Because They Expected Higher
A Weekly Pattern Is Developing Here With 'Unexpected' At Center

The AP has used the word 'unexpectedly' in almost every release with regard to the economy.
Here are a few headlines and snippets from the AP in particular:

New jobless claims drop unexpectedly to 530,000 [9/24/2009]
New jobless claims drop unexpectedly to 545K [9/17/2009]
Construction spending rises unexpectedly [8/3/2009]
New jobless claims unexpectedly plunge to 601,000 [5/7/2009]

There are many more examples, but these beg the question: 'just what does the AP expect?'
Rule #1 of biased journalism - always keep expectations low.
The corollary to rule #1 is 'always keep expectations high when a Republican is in office.'"

CBO Smacks Obama For The Second Time This Month - Project Obama Medicare Plan Will Save Virtually Nothing!

CBO Smacks Obama For The Second Time This Month - Project Obama Medicare Plan Will Save Virtually Nothing!:
"Here' the response to Obama on his claim that the Congressional Budget Office projections are such that real dollars are not involved:"

click to see the video!

Michigan Subsidies Fail


Michigan Subsidies Fail
"A central belief in Washington and most state capitals nowadays is that government should 'invest' in certain businesses—'clean tech,' say, or manufacturing—to drive job creation.
We hope it all turns out better than it has in Michigan.

For the past 14 years, Lansing politicians have offered $3.3 billion in tax credits through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and spent another $1.6 billion in outlays to create and retain jobs.

The subsidies have ranged from tax breaks for Hollywood, to money for new industrial plants, to millions for TV ads starring Jeff Daniels and Tim Allen talking about business and tourism in the state.

It's one of the largest experiments in smokestack chasing in American history, but one thing it hasn't done is create jobs.
An exhaustive new 100-page study by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a Michigan think tank, has reviewed where all the money has gone and what came of it.

The study finds that for every 100 jobs that were promised with these tax credits over 14 years, only 29 arrived.

Dare we call this cash for clunkers?"


The Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency recently found that "if a film production company spent $10.0 million in Michigan, the State will gain less than $700,000 in income and sales tax revenues but will pay out about $4 million to the production company."


So in a state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 15%, taxpayers last year gave out $48 million in subsidies to Hollywood millionaires.

Almost $5 BILLION spent for this?

WALNUT

WALNUT
THE CONSERVATIVE ANSWER TO ACORN
"We aren't organizing a community,were organizing a country"

The rules murdering our troops


The rules murdering our troops
"When enemy action kills our troops, it's unfortu nate. When our own moral fecklessness murders those in uniform, it's unforgivable.
In Afghanistan, our leaders are complicit in the death of each soldier, Marine or Navy corpsman who falls because politically correct rules of engagement shield our enemies.
Mission-focused, but morally oblivious, Gen. Stan McChrystal conformed to the Obama Way of War by imposing rules of engagement that could have been concocted by Code Pink:

* Unless our troops in combat are absolutely certain that no civilians are present, they're denied artillery or air support.
When enemy action kills our troops, it's unfortunate. When our own moral fecklessness murders those in uniform, it's unforgivable.

* If any civilians appear where we meet the Taliban, our troops are to "break contact" -- to retreat.

These ROE are a cave-in to the Taliban's shameless propaganda campaign that claimed innocents were massacred every time our aircraft appeared overhead. (Afghan President Mohammed Karzai and our establishment media backed the terrorists.)

Read the entire column.
If our "president" won't allow us to win, it's time to bug out.

And fear for the world and our country that we have such hollow "leaders".

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Liberal Lies About National Health Care, Part 5

Liberal Lies About National Health Care, Part 5
"But just to check my recollection, I looked up the Times' own coverage of the 1994 congressional races.

Republicans won a landslide election in 1994 based largely on the 'Contract With America,' which, according to the Times, promised 'tax cuts, more military spending and a balanced-budget amendment.' Far from complaining about Clinton incompetently failing to pass health care, the Times reported that Republicans were 'unabashedly claiming credit for tying Congress up in knots.'

These claims were immediately followed by ... oh, what was that word again? Now I remember ...

LANDSLIDE!

It was almost as if the voters agreed with the Republicans in opposing Clinton's risky health care scheme, then voted accordingly."

I’M PRETTY SURE THEY’RE FALLING INTO A TRAP: ACORN Sues Hidden-Camera Filmmakers

I’M PRETTY SURE THEY’RE FALLING INTO A TRAP: ACORN Sues Hidden-Camera Filmmakers, Breitbart.com.
It should be fun to do discovery on this one.
Plus, from the A.P., How the ACORN ‘pimp and hooker’ videos came to be.
UPDATE: Reid Refuses to Hold ACORN Hearings.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Politico: Barney Frank Turns Against Acorn.
Posted at by Glenn Reynolds at 7:55 pm"

click and be enlightened!

Rupert Cornwell: Stay and fight – or cut and run?

Rupert Cornwell: Stay and fight – or cut and run?
"Six months after proclaiming a new commitment to the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama
is under growing pressure to make what would amount to a U-turn in US policy and scale back America's commitment to a conflict that many experts
– and a majority of the public – now fear may be unwinnable.
The debate, which divides Mr Obama's most senior advisers, was thrown into stark relief by the leaked report of General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of US and allied forces in Afghanistan, warning that the war might be lost within a year without a further boost in troop strength and a major change in strategy to combat the spreading Taliban insurgency."

School kids taught to praise Obama

our tax dollars at work....oh my God!

White supremacist groups call for protests in bus attack

White supremacist groups call for protests in bus attack
"White supremacist groups say they want hate crime charges filed in the Belleville West bus attack case and are encouraging a protest.

How dare they?
Everyone knows our President has supported the "FACT" that only whites can be racist.
(though there may be a sorta percentage problem... never mind....)

IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal
"The IRS says it is severing ties with ACORN, the community activist group involved in a scandal after employees were caught on video giving advice to a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp.
The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it would no longer include ACORN in its volunteer tax assistance program.
The program offered free tax advice to about 3 million low- and moderate-income tax filers this spring.
The IRS said ACORN, which is short for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, provided help on about 25,000 returns"

The "volunteer tax assistance program" gives millions of our tax dollars to ACORN.

Won't it be great when these same folks run ALL of our health care?

Officials: Fire in former Red Dragon restaurant in Muskegon Heights was arson | Muskegon News - - MLive.com

Officials: Fire in former Red Dragon restaurant in Muskegon Heights was arson
"An early Sunday morning fire in a former Chinese restaurant along Seaway Drive in Muskegon Heights was no accident, investigators say"

Oh yeah!
Who owns it?
How much insurance?
Who ultimately pays?
Us dudes!!!!!!!!

APNewsBreak: ACORN Sues Filmmakers

APNewsBreak: ACORN Sues Filmmakers
"ACORN has filed a lawsuit against the makers of a hidden-camera video that showed employees of its Baltimore office giving tax advice to a man posing as a pimp and a woman posing as a prostitute.

The liberal activist group contends that the audio portion of the video was obtained illegally because Maryland requires two-party consent to create sound recordings.

The two employees seen in the video were fired after it was posted online. The lawsuit says the employees, Tonja Thompson and Shera Williams, suffered 'extreme emotional distress.'

The multimillion-dollar lawsuit seeks damages from James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, who played the pimp and prostitute in the videos, and from conservative columnist Andrew Breitbart, who posted the videos on his Web site."

Your tax dollars at work folks....

sink into the memory

My Way - TV
"2001: Michigan State at Northwestern
Wildcat kicker David Wasielewski connects on a 47-yard field goal as time expires to lift Northwestern to a 27-26 win over Michigan State. From Sept. 29, 2001."

I was there.....oh the humanity.....

More Dem Censorship on Healthcare Debate

More Dem Censorship on Healthcare Debate
"Now, the Democratic Party (i.e., the Obama administration) wants to censor the mailings sent out by private insurance companies warning of benefit cuts in the Obamacare (i.e., government-run healthcare “reform” plan.)

The Obama administration’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a gag order late Monday aimed at Humana, Inc., a private insurer offering Medicare Advantage (MA) coverage to seniors.
Humana is also now under investigation for sending a letter to some of its 1.5 million MA customers warning them of the drastic cuts to the MA program in the current health care “reform” legislation.

CMS seeks to stop Humana from imparting vital information to their customers about the $500 billion worth of cuts in Medicare included in the Democrat health care bills."

The Pioneer Woman, an Internet and publishing sensation

The Pioneer Woman, an Internet and publishing sensation
"The heart of Pioneer Woman is its food corner, the Pioneer Woman Cooks. There are canning instructions, and one perennially popular entry is a step-by-step 'how to' on cooking a steak.
And there are hundreds of recipes. Recipes, though, are almost beside the point.

This is one food blog that is as much about the lookin' as the cookin'.

'I hear from readers, I know a lot of them love to look at the pictures. I'm not sure what that says about the rest of it,' Drummond jokes."

Alaskan Oil Abundance Versus Washington's Wasted Billions: The case for new oil drilling in Alaska and off America's coasts

Alaskan Oil Abundance Versus Washington's Wasted Billions: The case for new oil drilling in Alaska and off America's coasts
"In Alaska, we have a pipeline which could flow another 1.5 million barrels per day—worth nearly $50 billion per year—from vast oil resources waiting to be drilled.
Oil appears to be abundant all the way across Northern Alaska from the Canadian border, where British Petroleum (BP) spent a billion dollars for new Canadian leases, to the shallow Chukchi Sea near the border with Russia, where test drilling is planned for next year.

New oil drilling in Alaska and off America's coasts would create hundreds of thousands of American jobs and billions of dollars in real tax revenue for Washington."

The Dog Ate Global Warming

The Dog Ate Global Warming
"Now begins the fun. Warwick Hughes, an Australian scientist, wondered where that “+/–” came from, so he politely wrote Phil Jones in early 2005, asking for the original data.
Jones’s response to a fellow scientist attempting to replicate his work was, “We have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?”

Reread that statement, for it is breathtaking in its anti-scientific thrust.
In fact, the entire purpose of replication is to “try and find something wrong.”
The ultimate objective of science is to do things so well that, indeed, nothing is wrong."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

French police bulldoze immigrant camp near Calais

French police bulldoze immigrant camp near Calais
"French police razed a squalid camp used by illegal immigrants in scrubland near the English Channel port of Calais on Tuesday, using backhoes and buzz saws to clear away the precarious dwellings of a fragile population, mostly Afghan minors, who were led away stunned and sometimes sobbing.
The destruction of the site - known as 'the Jungle' - ends the migrants' dreams of a new life across the Channel in Britain but signifies what France hopes will be a new era in European immigration control. People who lived there tried night after night to sneak across the Channel.
'The law of the jungle cannot last eternally,' said Immigration Minister Eric Besson, who ordered the destruction of what he called 'a lawless zone where smugglers reign.'"

Steven Chu: Americans Are Like ‘Teenage Kids’ When It Comes to Energy

Steven Chu: Americans Are Like ‘Teenage Kids’ When It Comes to Energy
“The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said. “The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.” (In that case, the Energy Department has a few renegade teens of its own.)"

Oh yeah, that's how our "betters" in Obama's government view us.

Meebee we ought to get a clue?

Riehl World View: It's On: Beck Bad For Conservatism

Riehl World View: It's On: Beck Bad For Conservatism
"It's On: Beck Bad For Conservatism
Okay, it's on - even if no one is watching. Joe Scarborough says Beck is bad for Conservatism. This makes two media folks identified as conservative. I'll withold comment on Mourning Joe."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

As Host of the Winter Olympics, Canada Acts More Like a Guard

As Host of the Winter Olympics, Canada Acts More Like a Guard
"Count the American speedskater Catherine Raney among the athletes, coaches and officials of several sports surprised by Canada’s approach to hosting the Winter Games in February.
Raney, who spent more than seven years living in Canada and training with the Canadian national team, was told after the 2006 Olympics that the Canadians did not want foreign athletes training with them leading to the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
She and many other foreign athletes had expected to spend quite a bit of time practicing at the Olympic sites, but have been granted only minimal access.
They’re playing nasty,” said Raney"

Swine flu could kill millions

Swine flu could kill millions
"The swine flu pandemic could kill millions and cause anarchy in the world's poorest nations unless £900m can be raised from rich countries to pay for vaccines and antiviral medicines, says a UN report"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

NHS told to find ways of saving £20 billion

NHS told to find ways of saving £20 billion
"Mr Burnham told the King's Fund that detailing the costs of hospital treatment “will set out the scale of the efficiency and productivity challenge year on year, building up over time, with the most demanding savings coming later'.
He added that this would 'begin the process of showing how we realise the challenge of finding £15 billion to £20 billion of savings” in the period up to 2014, according to the Financial Times.
The savings are designed to help the NHS cope with greater demand for its services from the UK's ageing population and the higher cost of drugs and treatment because of medical advances."

Muskegon County residents urged to get seasonal flu shots

Muskegon County residents urged to get seasonal flu shots
"And businesses such as Walgreens are advertising on their store signs that they have flu shot clinics.
Meanwhile, Dori Peters, public information officer for Public Health-Muskegon County, said Hackley Community Care Center of Muskegon and Muskegon Family Care in Muskegon Heights are authorized by the federal government to administer flu vaccines.
Seasonal flu vaccines will be available starting Sept. 28 at the county health department for Medicaid patients, or for those who want to pay out of pocket. Costs are $27 for shots, $35 for nasal sprays.
Diana Portell, clinical manager for Hackley Community Care Center, said her organization has received 100 nasal spray flu vaccines for patients who already are registered with the clinic.
She said traditional vaccine shots, which are administered with a needle, should be arriving next week.
'As soon as we get them in, anyone registered here as a patient can come in and get the shot without an appointment,' Portell said."

Insane killer escapes on field trip to county fair

Insane killer escapes on field trip to county fair
"A criminally insane killer from eastern Washington is on the run after escaping during a field trip to the county fair that his mental hospital organized.
Why such a dangerous person was out in public was a question many, including Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, were asking as authorities searched for Phillip Arnold Paul.
Authorities at Eastern State Hospital, where Paul is a patient, are being criticized for allowing him to visit the fair despite his violent criminal past and a history of trying to escape.
'Why was he allowed to take such a trip?' the governor said Friday. 'Why did they go to a location that was so heavily populated with families?'"

Free government supplied HEALTH CARE?

The Media Genius Of Andrew Breitbart

The Media Genius Of Andrew Breitbart
"There is something desperately wrong with the mainstream media.
And that's why we did the rollout the way that we did, because we wanted to not just expose ACORN for being corrupt, we wanted to expose that the mainstream media would treat this exactly like they treated the Van Jones story.
And that's ignored until the consequences got too great for them to ignore."

Friday, September 18, 2009

commercial joke

Our "President's" favorite community organization.

Are we gettin' a clue soon?

Man accused of beheading wife to use psychiatric defense

Man accused of beheading wife to use psychiatric defense
"BUFFALO, N.Y. — A man accused of beheading his wife at the Muslim-American television station they founded is likely to pursue a psychiatric defense in the murder case.
Muzzammil Hassan is scheduled to be tried in January for the killing of Aasiya Hassan at the offices of Bridges TV in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park.
During a pretrial hearing in Erie County Court Friday, attorney James Harrington says a civil wrongful death suit filed by Aasiya’s estate is holding up psychiatric testing.
But he says he’s considering a defense of extreme emotional disturbance focusing on his client’s state of mind at the time he’s accused of killing his wife in February.
The Pakistani-born Hassans started the network in part to dispel Muslim stereotypes."

Doh!

Birth control could help combat climate change

Birth control could help combat climate change
"Giving contraceptives to people in developing countries could help fight climate change by slowing population growth, experts said Friday.
More than 200 million women worldwide want contraceptives, but don't have access to them, according to an editorial published in the British medical journal, Lancet. That results in 76 million unintended pregnancies every year.
If those women had access to free condoms or other birth control methods, that could slow rates of population growth, possibly easing the pressure on the environment, the editors say."

Babies are the "enemy" of the environment....... of earth?
What do they have planned next?!!!!!!!

Baby 'Bigots'

Baby 'Bigots'
"The Ku Klux Klan may start marketing a line of baby bigot wear if they fall for Newsweek's Sept. 14, cover story, 'See Baby Discriminate.'

According to the editors at the 'we've fallen for him and we can't get up' Barack Obama fan magazine: 'Kids as young as 6 months judge others based on skin color.'
Thanks to Newsweek, we now know why babies are comfortable in hoods-at least white ones-both babies and hoods, that is.

If you expected Newsweek to include a photo of a black baby with a white baby to illustrate its cover story, you probably waste too much money on lottery tickets."

Obama: Legalize illegals to get them health care

Obama: Legalize illegals to get them health care
"President Obama said this week that his health care plan won't cover illegal immigrants, but argued that's all the more reason to legalize them and ensure they eventually do get coverage.

He also staked out a position that anyone in the country legally should be covered - a major break with the 1996 welfare reform bill, which limited most federal public assistance programs only to citizens and longtime immigrants."

New Government Policy Imposes Strict Standards on Garage Sales Nationwide

New Government Policy Imposes Strict Standards on Garage Sales Nationwide
"Americans who slap $1 pricetags on their used possessions at garage sales or bazaar events risk being slapped with fines of up to $15 million, thanks to a new government campaign.
The 'Resale Round-up,' launched by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, enforces new limits on lead in children's products and makes it illegal to sell any items that don't meet those limits or have been recalled for any other reason.
The strict standards were set in the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act after a series of high-profile recalls of Chinese-made toys."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pelosi Chokes Up Amid Fears of Political Violence - ABC News

Pelosi Chokes Up Amid Fears of Political Violence

This woman is 3rd in line to be President of our country!

Are ANY democrats worried????

I sure am!

Three eagles lock talons as they plunge to the ground in mid-air battle for fish


Pictured: Three eagles lock talons as they plunge to the ground in mid-air battle for fish
"Locked in desperate mid-air battle, the three eagles plunge towards the ground in a contest to see who will let go last."
click the link to see all the amazing photos!

Flu shots!

Store Locator Walgreens
* Flu vaccination schedules are subject to vaccine availability.
In the event of a vaccine shortage or distribution delay, Walgreens may limit the vaccine to those at highest risk of complications from influenza (based on direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Flu and pneumonia vaccinations may not be available in all areas."

click the link for $24.99 flu shots!
or wait for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to give you "free" health care......fools!

This link is only from Walgreens.

Walmart, Meijers, our county health department and all our hospitals provide free or VERY low cost shots, screenings (cholesterol etc.) and much more.

Get off your butt and take charge of your own life and health!

And your kids and parents too!

And maybe... your neighbors too?

HOUSE VOTES TO DEFUND ACORN. So the Senate and House have both voted. Will Obama sign? UPDATE: …

HOUSE VOTES TO DEFUND ACORN. So the Senate and House have both voted. Will Obama sign?

UPDATE: Reader Kevin O’Brien smells a rat:

It’s a typical these-voters-are-such-rubes stunt; the House and Senate voted to defund ACORN on different bills.
The Senate bill is a housing bill, the House bill the federal takeover of student loans.

Each bill will wind up in conference committee where the ACORN ban can be quietly stripped out, behind closed doors and secure from prying eyes.
Then the org can keep on doing its important work of voter fraud and pandering to presumed pedophiles.

The most useful principle to hold close when considering members of Congress: they’re all crooks.

We’ll have to keep paying attention then."

Be ever vigilant!

Are Michigan film incentives too lucrative? Some lawmakers call for reduction or killing tax breaks for movie makers

Are Michigan film incentives too lucrative? Some lawmakers call for reduction or killing tax breaks for movie makers
"But the incentives will cost the state an estimated $100 million this year and about $150 million in 2010, according to the Senate Fiscal Agency. While that amount has a few calling for a repeal, most opponents want a lesser tax credit or an annual cap. A proposal this spring called for reducing the credit to 35 percent and capping the annual amount to $50 million. The credit for infrastructure -- building a production facility or sound stage, for example -- would increase from 25 percent to 30 percent but raise the minimum investment required.
'It (tax credits program) cannot continue as it is,' said Sen. Mark Jansen, R-Gaines Township. 'What we have right now cannot be sustained.'"

This is an insane waste of money!

Though not much more insane than most of the democrat proposals.

GOP rivals in governor's race say Mike Bouchard's announcement of Terri Lynn Land as running mate indicates campaign is 'struggling'

GOP rivals in governor's race say Mike Bouchard's announcement of Terri Lynn Land as running mate indicates campaign is 'struggling'
"In a move that strikes GOP rivals as either gimmick or desperation, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard insists to the contrary: Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is the perfect teammate for the 2010 gubernatorial race.
'I realized I don't have a short list,' Bouchard said Wednesday in Grand Rapids, speaking of prospective candidates for lieutenant governor. 'I have one person on the list.'"

Interesting fact is Bouchard is on Hoekstra's short list for running mate... after Pete wins the primary.

The American Spectator : The Absurdity Meter Blow Up

The American Spectator : The Absurdity Meter Blow Up
"Moreover, Jimmy is no paragon on the question of race baiting. At least two of his biographers -- Betty Glad, three decades ago, and Steven F. Hayward, four years ago -- record that Jimmy played the race card in his early days in Georgia politics. His 1970 campaign for governor went so far as to distribute racially charged literature to the Ku Klux Klan. One could argue that Jimmy is playing the race card again, this time playing to the sense of black grievance. In both instances, he has encouraged ugly passions."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Liberal Lies About National Health Care: Bonus Joe Wilson Edition

Liberal Lies About National Health Care: Bonus Joe Wilson Edition
"There are a number of theories about why America's greatest living statesman shouted 'You lie!' at that juncture, but mine is that Wilson said it because Obama told a big, fat stinking lie.

Every single American knows it's a lie. But liberals take pleasure in repeating it -- and then condescendingly accusing anyone who doesn't accept their lie of being a toothless, illiterate racist."

Mary Travers Of Peter, Paul and Mary Dies

Mary Travers Of Peter, Paul and Mary Dies

Peter went to my high school, Seaholm.

Implanted tooth helps blind US woman recover sight

Implanted tooth helps blind US woman recover sigh
"A 60-year-old US grandmother, blind for nearly a decade, has recovered her sight after surgeons implanted a tooth in her eye as a base to hold a tiny plastic lens, her doctors said Wednesday."

Act From Which An Acorn Grew, And An Economy Died, Lives On

Act From Which An Acorn Grew, And An Economy Died, Lives On
"Acorn found its way into the mortgage business through the Community Reinvestment Act, the 1977 legislation that community groups have used as a cudgel to force lenders to lower their mortgage underwriting standards in order to make more loans in low-income communities.
Often the groups, after making protests under CRA, were then rewarded by banks with contracts to act as mortgage counselors in low-income areas in return for dropping their protests against the banks.
In one particularly lucrative deal, 14 major banks eager to put CRA protests behind them in 1993 signed an agreement to have Acorn administer a $55 million, 11-city lending program. It was precisely such agreements that helped turn Acorn from a network of small local groups into a national player."

Steelcase plans to open third plant in Mexico

Steelcase plans to open third plant in Mexico
Steelcase Inc. said Wednesday it will open a new chair-manufacturing plant in Reynosa, Mexico, by early next year, just weeks after announcing plans to shut down its big Pyramid office building in Gaines Township.

Hasn't the education-political complex promised us that our gillions of "education" tax dollars would deliver jobs...here in Michigan?

Maybe we might ask what EMPLOYERS are looking for if we're looking for EMPLOYEES?

Rather than the political-educational lobbiests?

Subway sandwich shop opens downtown

Subway sandwich shop opens downtown

"However, difficulties in completing the first-level Hines Building space for the 89-seat restaurant kept it from opening for the summer festival season. Gawkowski had planned to have the Subway open prior to Muskegon Bike Time in mid-July.

However, his opening comes just prior to Baker College of Muskegon's unveiling of the Culinary Institute of Michigan, one block south on Third Street. By the end of the month, Baker's professional food school will have up to 400 students and staff -- all of which are new, potential downtown customers for a shop like Subway."

However.....

Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'


Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'
"Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act 'based on racism' and rooted in fears of a black president."

Oakland Sheriff Mike Bouchard names Kent County's Terri Lynn Land as running mate for governor's race in 2010 - MLive.com

Oakland Sheriff Mike Bouchard names Kent County's Terri Lynn Land as running mate for governor's race in 2010
"Land endorsed him June 25 after deciding not to enter the gubernatorial contest. Bouchard said there was no deal to offer her the spot in exchange for the support."

The "surprise" is that the poor MSM mokes reporting this "surprise" took so long to figure out the obvious......

Waters: Probe 'birthers and the teabaggers' at rallies for racist views

Waters: Probe 'birthers and the teabaggers' at rallies for racist views
"The media should investigate the racial views of conservative activists like the ones who descended on Washington last weekend, one liberal congresswoman said Wednesday.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that it's not enough for African-Americans to levy allegations of racism against the right-leaning protesters, and that the media must look into their views.

'I want those people talked to; I want them interviewed,' Waters told the liberal Bill Press Radio show in a podcast. 'I want journalists to be all over those rallies and the marches with the birthers and the teabaggers.'"

Township supervisors in Muskegon County unhappy over downgrading of hard-surface roads

Township supervisors in Muskegon County unhappy over downgrading of hard-surface roads
The supervisors' frustrations came to a head recently when the road commission considered a proposal to crush four miles of hard-surface roads in Holton and Cedar Creek townships. The matter was tabled, and it remains unclear whether it will return at the road commission's Sept. 23 meeting.
Fruitland Township Supervisor Sam St. Amour said the problem is a lack of funding from the state, not the road commission.
Laurie Peterson, the road commission's maintenance supervisor, agreed. She said the road commission would rather repave roads, but a lack of state funding makes crushing some roads more feasible.
"There's just not enough money," Peterson said. "We can't keep patching the roads. All we'd be doing is throwing money into bad roads that are too far gone.
"We understand their frustrations. The ideal solution costs much more than crushing."
Holton Township Supervisor Mickey Noble said a two-mile stretch of Brunswick Road was crushed last year -- unbeknownst to him. He said he knew the project was under consideration, but found out from a resident that the crushing had already started.
"It's not acceptable to find out a project is already in gear," he said. "Why the township is honored to have their roads pulverized is beyond me. Give us a break."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Muskegon Patriots hosting event to celebrate U.S. Constitution

The Muskegon Patriots hosting event to celebrate U.S. Constitution
"A 'We the People' celebration of the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution will be noon to 8 p.m. Thursday.
A group calling itself The Muskegon Patriots is hosting the event in the parking lot in front of the Mart Dock and next to the LST 393 in downtown Muskegon. The event will be inside the LST in case of rain.

Booths representing various organizations will be set up from noon to 6:30 p.m. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., speakers will talk about the history of the U.S. Constitution and protection of rights"

Public, officials invited to tour Muskegon Lake waterfront

Public, officials invited to tour Muskegon Lake waterfront
"The tour is driven by the recent $10 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve the plant and wildlife habitat of the southern shore of Muskegon Lake"

no places to cut?

ACORN wants another $6 million despite scandals

ACORN wants another $6 million despite scandals
"An ACORN affiliate has just submitted applications for over $6 million in government funding, despite the controversial videos of the organization’s workers aiding a child prostitution “promoter.”"

Liberal group protests Beck's Lansing speech

Liberal group protests Beck's Lansing speech
"LANSING — A liberal group says the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is glorifying hate by having Fox News commentator Glenn Beck speak at its annual meeting.

Progress Michigan issued a statement Monday saying the visit “brings shame” to the state.

Michigan State University College Democrats and other groups say they’ll protest at the East Lansing event tonight.

Chamber President Rich Studley says his group has a tradition of inviting speakers from across the political and ideological spectrum.
State Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer spoke last year, and Democratic strategist James Carville has spoken in the past.
Studley says the dinner is all about “ideas and healthy debate.”
About 500 people have signed up to attend."

Given the disgusting crimes that Glenn and Breitbart have just uncovered (ACORN), wouldn't it be worth investigating "Progress Michigan" a group involved with shouting down the investigators of ACORN?

I'll be there tonight!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Don't Blame Us, Blame the Newspaper We Copied It Out Of

Don't Blame Us, Blame the Newspaper We Copied It Out Of
"This follows the Irish Times' recent retraction of a story it cut-and-pasted from the New York Times.

Of course, neither the Sydney Morning Herald nor the Irish Times are 'unwitting victims' of the Washington Post and New York Times.
It's their choice to copy blindly any slab of hooey appearing in the Post and Times that happens to suit their prejudices without checking it for themselves.
As the Neverdock points out, if you can't do as well as some blogger using Google, maybe you shouldn't be in the news business."

ACORN Story Grows But Mainstream Media Refuse to Cover It - FOXNews.com

ACORN Story Grows But Mainstream Media Refuse to Cover It
"This story has everything you could ever want – corruption, sleazy actions at tax-funded organizations, firings, government ties, sex, hookers.
It is a network news director’s dream.
Imagine the ratings.
But almost no one is covering it."

‘Call Fox’ - WSJ.com

‘Call Fox’ - WSJ.com


By JAMES TARANTO
Last week we noted that Jill Abramson, managing editor of the New York Times, had acknowledged her paper was "a beat behind" on the story of Van Jones, the Obama administration's so-called green-jobs czar, who among other things once signed a 9/11 "truther" conspiracy petition. Times readers did not learn about Jones until he had already become the Obama administration's former so-called green-jobs czar. Abramson pointed out that long before the Times reported the story, "it had been discussed on talk radio, Fox News and other venues."

Our conclusion: "If you want to get the news ahead of the Times, watch Fox News Channel."

On Friday, Fox delivered on Abramson's promise by scooping the Times again. Early that evening, the network sent an email alert: "Census Bureau severs all ties with ACORN after hidden-camera videos expose 4 of group's workers advising 'pimp,' 'prostitute' on subverting the law." (Here's the full story.) The Obama administration had invited Acorn (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to "partner" with the bureau as "advocates for census cooperation and participation," as the bureau described it in its Dear John letter.

Readers of Saturday's Times got only a short (225-word) report from the Associated Press, which began: "The Census Bureau on Friday severed its ties with Acorn, a community organization that Republicans have accused of voter-registration fraud." It made no mention of the hidden-camera sting--although that was because of the Times's editing. The original AP dispatch, filed contemporaneously with the Fox alert, was twice as long. Among the material the Times cut was this:

ACORN fired two employees who were seen on hidden-camera video giving tax advice to a man posing as a pimp and a woman who pretended to be a prostitute. Fox News Channel broadcast excerpts from the video on Thursday. On the video, a man and woman visiting ACORN's Baltimore office asked about buying a house and how to account on tax forms for the woman's income. An ACORN employee advised the woman to list her occupation as "performance artist."

CARPE DIEM: Greatest Human Being You Never Heard Of

Greatest Human Being You Never Heard Of
"Penn and Teller profile Norman Borlaug and his contributions to genetically engineered food (some strong language).

New York Times article today -- Norman E. Borlaug, the plant scientist who did more than anyone else in the 20th century to teach the world to feed itself and whose work was credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday night. He was 95 and lived in Dallas."

Surf a bit and marvel at how the MSM non-reports this giant of a man's life.

The only links/TV I saw were from FOX/right wing radio and the conservative internet.

Why do liberals hate those who would feed poor, starving people?

Subprime Commission

Subprime Commission

Financial Crisis: Congress has impaneled a "bipartisan" commission to get to the bottom of the subprime scandal.
Will it?
Only if it listens to a panelist who predicted the disaster.

The next meltdown

The next meltdown
In economic circles, the problem is known as “moral hazard.” Average Americans will call it common sense.
And common sense tells me that, given the nature of the last year’s bailout, moral hazard has been created on an unprecedented scale — setting the system up for a bigger demise somewhere down the road, when the memory of the horrible weeks following Lehman’s bankruptcy is forgotten.........
If we don’t impose such hard rules, expect a repeat of what happened last year.
If history is any guide, that implosion will be bigger and more dangerous than ever before.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Police: Shooting suspect offended by anti-abortion material

Police: Shooting suspect offended by anti-abortion material
"Authorities say the suspect, Harlan James Drake, was offended by anti-abortion material that the activist had displayed across from the school all week.
Drake, 33, is accused of shooting anti-abortion activist Jim Pouillon, 63, and Michael Fuoss, 61, who were killed in separate locations Friday morning, the prosecutor's office in Shiawassee County said."

DRUDGE REPORT 2009®

DRUDGE REPORT 2009®: "FREAK:

DOW JONES 9605 SEPT 11, 2009

DOW JONES 9605 SEPT 11, 2001"

Citizen journalism project The Rapidian launches Tuesday

Citizen journalism project The Rapidian launches Tuesday

Officials: Lake Express surviving poor economy, bad weather

Officials: Lake Express surviving poor economy, bad weather
"The operators of the Lake Express high-speed ferry between Muskegon and Milwaukee have faced down the current economy and challenging summer tourist season to survive the 2009 sailing year"

YES!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Why is ACORN giving tax advice? Started with shakedown of H & R Block

Why is ACORN giving tax advice? Started with shakedown of H & R Block
"Wondering why anybody would go to an ACORN office for tax advice, as Jamie O'Keefe and Hannah Giles did for their child prostitution sting operation? There is actually a very good reason to think of ACORN and tax advice in the same sentence and it was exposed by The Washington Examiner's Kevin Mooney several months ago in a Special Report:
'The program’s biggest score came against H&R Block, MonCrief said. The company was targeted beginning in January 2004 when ACORN promised demonstrations by its members in front of H&R Block offices protesting 'overpriced tax refund loans' in at least 30 cities.

'Eventually, H&R Block agreed to pay for the establishment of tax centers for the benefit of ACORN officials and members in exchange for stopping the protests, MonCrief said. H&R Block did not respond to an Examiner request for comment.'

So one might reasonably ask if ACORN offices around the country are routinely giving out advice on how to evade federal and state tax laws.


You can read the full report here."

Read this!


BLACKFIVE
"Dear XXXXX:
Yes, you do deserve a response and I am willing to give you one.
I would like to say that I am sorry for the inconvenience we caused you during the funeral procession of Sergeant 1st Class William B. Woods, but I cannot do so.
I would ask instead that you take a moment of your time to take into consideration the scope of the event.
Your very right to complain was the reason Sgt. Woods fought for his country and ultimately gave his life; thus making the ultimate sacrifice for you and your family.
Let me introduce you to him."

And choke back the tears.....and be proud to share this great country with such heros.

CARPE DIEM: UK Pensioner Stockpiles 1,000 Banned Lightbulbs

UK Pensioner Stockpiles 1,000 Banned Lightbulbs
"But Miss Hemsley-Flint said the light from them is not good enough for her to read by and the flickering sets off her epilepsy.
So she has bought 1,100 old-style bulbs and is calling on the Government to scrap the ban."

Congressman Joe Wilson - rude but right

Congressman Joe Wilson - rude but right
"But what of the substance of this? Did Wilson, in fact, have a point? Well, he did. Check out this illuminating post from the Center for Immigration Studies.
Its director Steven Camarota estimates that 6.6 million illegal immigrants could be covered by the HR3200.
Even though HR 3200 states that illegal immigrants are not eligible for the proposed taxpayer-funded affordable premium credits, there is nothing in the bill to enforce this. An amendment was defeated in committee that would have required the use of the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, used by almost all other means-tested programs of this kind."

Mark Dantonio, Tom Izzo get MSU contract extensions through 2016

Mark Dantonio, Tom Izzo get MSU contract extensions through 2016
"Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio, basketball coach Tom Izzo and athletic director Mark Hollis all were given contract extensions through 2016, the school announced Friday.
Dantonio and Izzo received one-year extension; Hollis' was a three-year extension."

SpartanTailgate.com becomes MSU’s ESPN affiliate

SpartanTailgate.com becomes MSU’s ESPN affiliate
In 1995 when I started what would become the Red Cedar Message Board, I had modest expectations but envisioned a place “where everybody knows your name”, an online version of a local MSU sports bar, or MSU tailgate. I was thrilled when we had our first 100 post month and started hearing from Spartans from various other states.
Several twists and turns later, we’re now up to 3500-4500 posts per day on average with hundreds of thousands of Spartans visiting from all 50 states and almost 200 different countries. The site was the first community of its kind in the Big Ten and is now one of the oldest of its kind in the nation.
After almost 15 years of running the site, I thought it was time to take another turn in a new direction. I’m excited to announce that SpartanTailgate.com is becoming the official MSU affiliate for ESPN’s online college sports network. Please see this post to read more about what that means for our very popular MSU forums
We’re making extensive behind the scenes changes and significant upgrades to our servers. Many of the visible changes though are actually going to be coming to this section of the site, the home page and news section. As part of those changes, I’m very happy to welcome Jack Ebling and Sean Scherer to our writing staff."

Friday, September 11, 2009

WXMI-TV Fox 17 adds 6 p.m. newscast starting Sept. 21

WXMI-TV Fox 17 adds 6 p.m. newscast starting Sept. 21
"WXMI-TV (Channel 17) is expanding its news lineup.
On Sept. 21, the station is adding an early evening news broadcast, which will air from 6-7 p.m."

Good news...maybe...we'll see...won't we?

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11 -
"The September 11 Digital Archive is dedicated to preserving the history of Sept. 11. You'll find firsthand stories and photos.
Once you've explored the collection, leave your story. You can upload images or documents. Or, simply state your recollections and how the day changed you.
You'll also want to visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. You'll find professional and amateur video footage and photographs.
The site also places photos alongside current Google Street View photos. Of course, there are also memorials to victims of the attacks.
It is easy to focus on the terrorists who carried out these attacks. And they are certainly worthy of our anger.
But, for most of us, it isn't so easy to put faces to the victims. Project 2,996 will change that. It has asked bloggers to help remember the victims."

The green-washing of Sept. 11

WasThe green-washing of Sept. 11
"This attempt to re-brand the horrors of Sept. 11 is part of the effort to ease America along in the radical transformation of the nation that the president promised on the campaign trail.
The vehicle for this push is the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
In April, the president signed a bill declaring Sept. 11 a day of government-sponsored community volunteerism. Since then, the Obama administration and its allies in the activist left have decided to transmogrify Sept. 11 into a celebration of recycling, solar panels and radical community organizing called Green the Block.
Using the language of markets, Green the Block tries to convince Americans that the utopian fantasy of an oil-free, so-called green economy is possible without turning the United States into a Third World country. Green the Block says it was created 'to educate and mobilize communities of color to ensure a voice and stake in the clean-energy economy.' It's a 'partnership' between the Hip Hop Caucus and Green for All, a nonprofit incorporated by Mr. Jones.
On Aug. 4, two White House media events promoting Green the Block took place."

Tracking Your Taxes: Tax Dollars Being Washed Out to Sea

Tracking Your Taxes: Tax Dollars Being Washed Out to Sea
"From New England to Florida, North Carolina to California, coastal communities lobby Congress for money to buff up their beaches, even though many of these coastal states have set aside state funds for these projects.
Congress dumps up to $100 million in federally subsidized sand onto American beaches every year -- only to have it washed away by waves."

Sarah Palin: Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care

Sarah Palin: Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care

"Writing in the New York Times last month, President Barack Obama asked that Americans 'talk with one another, and not over one another' as our health-care debate moves forward.


I couldn't agree more.

Let's engage the other side's arguments, and let's allow Americans to decide for themselves whether the Democrats' health-care proposals should become governing law.


Some 45 years ago Ronald Reagan said that 'no one in this country should be denied medical care because of a lack of funds.' Each of us knows that we have an obligation to care for the old, the young and the sick. We stand strongest when we stand with the weakest among us.
We also know that our current health-care system too often burdens individuals and businesses—particularly small businesses—with crippling expenses.

And we know that allowing government health-care spending to continue at current rates will only add to our ever-expanding deficit.

How can we ensure that those who need medical care receive it while also reducing health-care costs?

The answers offered by Democrats in Washington all rest on one principle: that increased government involvement can solve the problem.

I fundamentally disagree.

Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones.
Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy.
And common sense tells us to be skeptical when President Obama promises that the Democrats' proposals "will provide more stability and security to every American."

With all due respect, Americans are used to this kind of sweeping promise from Washington. And we know from long experience that it's a promise Washington can't keep."

Read the entire column.
This woman may be our next President.

Education Spending Doubled, Stagnant Test Scores

CARPE DIEM: Education Spending Doubled, Stagnant Test Scores
"Since 1970, inflation adjusted public school spending has more than doubled.
Over the same period, achievement of students at the end of high school has stagnated"

No sweat!
Health care is WAY easer......skool is hard....

Muslims still struggle through the anniversary of the attacks.

The Galveston County Daily News
"There is the dread of leaving the house that morning.
People might stare, or worse, yell insults.
Prayers are more intense, visits with family longer.
Mosques become a refuge.
Eight years after 9/11, many U.S. Muslims still struggle through the anniversary of the attacks.
Yes, the sting has lessened.
For the younger generation of Muslims, the tragedy can even seem like a distant memory.
'Time marches on,' said Souha Azmeh Al-Samkari, a 22-year-old student at the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Yet, many American Muslims say Sept. 11 will never be routine, no matter how many anniversaries have passed."

Let's not forget who the "TRUE" victims (as declared by the Obama-loving media) of 9-11 really are!

American muslims!

Ain't life gre... well...different?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sure, he was a rude jerk. But Rep. Joe Wilson has a point.

Sure, he was a rude jerk. But Rep. Joe Wilson has a point.
“The president is right that his proposal specifically says the plan does not extend to illegal immigrants.
But one of the most undercovered stories in national politics is the fact that congressional Democrats have gutted the plan’s enforcement provisions.”"

"Undercovered" is the same as "NOT REPORTED AT ALL BY THE LIBERAL MEDIA"?

I'm thinking it is.

My Mother the Car

My Mother the Car
"Most criticisms of ObamaCare have focused on its cost in terms of money and lives, but it's worth noting that in exchange for spending trillions of dollars in taxpayer money to set up a system that will inevitably ration care, President Obama proposes a fundamental curtailment of your individual freedom.

In his speech to a joint session of Congress last night, the president offered what presumably was meant to sound like an innocuous, or at least reasonable, analogy:

Unless everybody does their part, many of the insurance reforms we seek--especially requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions--just can't be achieved. And that's why under my plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance--just as most states require you to carry auto insurance.

In fact, no state requires individuals to carry auto insurance.
The owner of a car, which may be either an individual or a corporate entity, is required to carry insurance as a condition for a government permit allowing the car to be driven on public roads.
Individual drivers, of course, are also required to obtain a government license, which requires fulfilling other conditions."

Chaos for Glory: My Time With ACORN

My Time With ACORN
"A famous community organizer once said, “The only way to upset the power structure in your communities is to goad them, confuse them, irritate them and, most of all, make them live by their own rules.
If you make them live by their own rules, you destroy them.”
Impossible demands can irritate modern leftists in ways nothing else can, whether it’s by banning Lucky Charms cereal because it’s racist against Irish people, calling Planned Parenthood saying you want to donate money for black abortions in the name of Margaret Sanger, or making Sen. Snowe sign an oversized bailout check for a billion dollars to Amtrak, in her own office."

This is the ACORN story.
Read it.
Demand that ACORN be held accountable by our Senators and Reps.!

acorn

acorn
Disgusting video!

Video - Flashback: Democrats Boo Bush At 2005 State Of The Union

Video - Flashback: Democrats Boo Bush At 2005 State Of The Union
"President George W. Bush is booed and heckled by Democrats at his 2005 State of the Union address."

I'm thinkin' Matt, Perky or the ABC blond kinda forgot to mention this bit-o-history.

Charlie Sheen demands Obama meeting on 9/11 cover-up

Charlie Sheen demands Obama meeting on 9/11 cover-up
"A lot of rich, pretty people speak out on causes they support at times like that and the world goes, So what?

But when someone with the gravitas of a Charlie Sheen issues a statement, anyone is forced to listen.

In an exclusive contact with the PrisonPlanet.com website, Sheen reveals 1) that he voted for Barack Obama in November and 2) that he [Sheen] has become convinced that the 9/11 attacks were an inside government job perpetrated by people inside government for inside and no doubt nefarious reasons."

ACORN Officials Videotaped Telling 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' How to Lie to IRS

ACORN Officials Videotaped Telling 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' How to Lie to IRS
"Officials with the controversial community organizing group ACORN were secretly videotaped offering to assist two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and providing guidance on how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents."

The most depraved, disgusting story you'll EVER read about our government!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Cloture Passes on Cass Sunstein, 63-35

Cloture Passes on Cass Sunstein, 63-35
"Republicans voting for cloture: Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)."

Remember their names in infamy!

New Political Blog BigGovernment.com to Launch Thursday

New Political Blog BigGovernment.com to Launch Thursday
"A conservative blogger and publisher who took on Hollywood earlier this year is setting his sights on the nation's political establishment.
BigGovernment.com will launch Thursday as a 'one-stop shop' for commentary and other political information, according to Andrew Breitbart, the site’s founder."

Oh boy!

Tracking Your Taxes: The Earmark Kings

Tracking Your Taxes: The Earmark Kings
"in the House, just 4 percent of members took home 32 percent of all the bacon -- and all were members of the Defense Appropriations Committee"

Read this and remember!
It's them against us!

An American Anthem

9-11 is near.
Our country is stronger than some realize.
Watch this video and remember!

Granholm proposes more tax increases


Granholm proposes more tax increases
"It also would reduce an increase in a tax credit for the working poor, increase liquor license fees, expand the 6 percent sales tax to live entertainment, service contracts and vending machine sales, raise the cigarette tax rate to $2.25 a pack, among other changes.
.......“I’m not in favor of new taxes. We don’t need a tax increase. People in the state are having trouble paying their bills,” Granholm said to reporters during a visit to Compact Power."