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"Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, another candidate who made the trip, called the situation "embarrassing" for his rivals. "We've come a long way, but we have a long way to go, and we don't get there if we don't sit down and work through issues," he told the appreciative crowd."
This picture of Japanese soldier being shot dead while still holding the camera in his hand while probably end up being one of the most famous pictures in history.
The day Burma was silenced - Times Online
I wonder. I wonder. Oprah! What a surprise. Ms. Midas made $260 mill last year and nobody else even came close. Do your thing, girl. Jerry Seinfeld came 2nd with $60 million, which is incredible to me. Seinfeld syndication will send his great, great grandchildren to Harvard.
Surprise of the list - George Lopez made $26 million. Doing what?
Keifer Sutherland made $22 million which is good because he'll need bail and a full-time driver when he is done serving his sentence for this 4th DUI...yes, 4th. Tyra Banks is also on there getting her paper at $15 million.
"It's an act of tough love," says Pascagoula, Miss., Mayor Matthew Avara. "We don't want to put any unneeded hardship on any of our people, but at the same time, we've got to move forward, and the way to move forward is to close down these parks."
It seems a little harsh to me, but I know this is probably a good thing for many of the 65,600 families still in trailers more than 2 years later. What happened to them was horrible, but everyone has to move forward and I can understand the need for these FEMA symbols to be gone for the city trying to rebuild itself. It isn't impossible. At the end of 2006, more than 100,000 families were still in trailers, so tens of thousands are doing what they need to do. I would like to see if, of the 65K left, how many used to be on government assistance. That might have something to do with them not taking the initiative; expecting the government to provide them with their next housing. You can see (below) that almost 80% are still in Louisiana.
More than two years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 65,641 FEMA trailers are still occupied. Where they are:
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عایق الاستومری ترکیه عایق حرارتی الاستومری محصول کشور ترکیه بهترین گزینه جهت عایق کاری مخازن ، عایق کاری کانال های انتقال هوا ، عایق کاری لوله های مسی و ... محسوب می شود. عایق الاستومری در دو مدل رولی و لوله ای و در سایزهای متفاوت ارائه می شود. لازم به ذکر است این عایق در مدل های روکش آلومینیومی و پشت چسب دار نیز عرضه می گردد. عایق های حرارتی الاستومری مقاوم برابر آتش ( حریق را انتشار نمی دهند.) می باشند و در برابر نفوذ بخار و رطوبت مقاومت بالایی دارند.
And what is up with Hills and the orange? She looks like a clown to me. Orange is a clown color.
Political Radar: Democratic '08ers target frontrunning Clinton
Our troop deaths are now over 3100. The latest is 27,000 U.S. troops wounded. Also, for the thousands more that are wounded mentally, the promises made are not being met. Report Says Fixes Slow To Come at Walter Reed - washingtonpost.com.
All of these numbers are horrendous and it was hard to swallow the Democratic candidates response to the Tim Russert's question last night about ending the war when/if they enter office on January 20, 2009. Basically there was no guarantee that we'd even be out by 2013 (the end of the first term). There are simply no guarantees in war and if the administration had realized that before we went in, maybe they would have planned better.
There are also 25,000 detainees in military custody in Iraq, so at this point, the country will run out of men by next week.
General Robert Gates has asked Congress to give him another $190 billion for the war in 2008; $42 billion more than original asked for. This will bring likely bring us over the Trillion dollar mark considering we have spent more than $800 million on both Afghanistan & Iraq since 9/11. This is what the terrorists wanted, right? 9/11 will bankrupt the United States. Increase In War Funding Sought - washingtonpost.com
Oh yeah, and then there is this: Bin Laden may have just escaped U.S. forces - Nightly News with Brian Williams - MSNBC.com
"Name a moral statement or action, uttered or performed by a religious person, that could not have been uttered or performed by an unbeliever. "
"Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes," he told the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing focused on the Pentagon's 2008 war spending request. "We need to be very precise then, about what I said wearing my stars and being very conscious of it," he added. "And that is, very simply, that we should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God's law."
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There's no hard demographic data on the trend, partly because it's hard to track people who are in the USA illegally. But school officials, real estate agents and church leaders say the movement is
This is good, but if they're just moving to another state, what have we really done? If the federal government was implementing the immigration laws the way it should be and promised it would, these piece meal state laws would not be necessary. I sincerely hope their lack of action on immigration reform comes back to bite them in 2008. This issue may not be important to Capitol Hill, but it is important to American voters.
Maybe I'm two seconds away from putting a tin foil on my head, but is anyone else starting to believe that this might be intentional? Boo to the U.S. companies for not testing these products before paying for them and releasing them to the public, but dude...come on.
You all need to check this list, US Consumer Product Safety Commission: September 2007 Recalls and Product Safety Newsbecause basically, anything you have that has MADE IN CHINA on it, will kill you.
The study does reveal that the numbers are reversed to a very large degree when you include all those commuting students. Still, it is a problem and while black leaders, in this article at least, want to blame the education system, I would have to disagree. There is plenty of blame to go around and our education system can take its piece of that pie; so can our legal system, but ultimately it comes down to the love, expectations, guidance & discipline of the parents of these men and women when they were growing up. Among non-Hispanic whites, more than twice as many live in college housing as in prison or jail.
Boondocks is coming back to The Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, but not to the newspapers. Roger Catlin TV Eye: 'Boondocks' Back Oct. 8. Aaron McGruder has decided to stop the comic strip. Too bad. I thought the comic strip was kind of okay (sans the language), but the cartoon is just rude and obnoxious. Adult Swim is the best though. Long live Robot Chicken and Frisky Dingo.
I'm glad that Egypt has taken on this campaign. Although they outlawed this act in 1996, they never enforced it whole heartedly. It was a cosmetic thing to appease human rights organizations. But recently, they have decided to really make a change and are noting some progress; especially in the urban areas. Most importantly, they are showing that is not called for in Islam. The country's "grand mufti," has declared it a "haram" or prohibited by Islam. The country's highest religious official, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, has spoken out against it as well.
In the final analysis, I am bound to enforce the laws of Louisiana as they exist today, not as they might in someone’s vision of a perfect world.
There are many problems with this whole case, but for me it comes down to this. You can't decide to enforce the law when you want. Something should have been done about the noose on the tree. No one, including students, has a 1st Amendment right to incite violence or riots. That's what a noose is meant to do. Something should have been done about the contentious interactions between white & black students that followed the noose incident, which went too far on both sides. Is it true that a black student was a victim of assault by whites prior to the Jena 6 incident? Why did he wait to do something once blacks assaulted a white student? And why would you decide that a school fight constituted attempted murder?
Today, Bill Clinton will be in his home state with these men and women that changed America to commemorate their experiences and where we've come since.
Now Bill is just wrong...and kind of stupid. Based on these comments (below) he made on his radio show about being in Sylvia's restaurant in Harlem, a place known all over the world, I'm assuming he expected to be served on the floor next to a group of thugs playing Bid Whiz and thought his waitress would have curlers in her hair and one of her illegitimate babies on her hips when she asked him, "What the f*$# U want to eat?"
"[W]e went to Sylvia's, a very famous restaurant in Harlem. I had a great time, and all the people up there are tremendously respectful. They all watch The Factor. You know, when Sharpton and I walked in, it was like a big commotion and everything, but everybody was very nice. And I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship."
By "we" he means Al Sharpton, who is probably pretty embarrassed for bringing him there at this point. They're kind of two sides of the same coin to me, but Bill is going to get (well deserved) hell for this one. My favorite line is "they all watch The Factor." So he is also delusional.
Talking Points Memo O'Reilly amazed by civility in Harlem restaurant
I'm not surprised they're blaming it on Willingham. After all, Republicans are still trying to blame everything on Bill Clinton. However, its going to get harder and harder to get away with this. This will be especially so when that 4-year mark hits next year; which the school harped and harped was some kind of invisible test for whether or not to keep a coach on. Unless something, a lot of things, change, they will keep losing and when everyone sees that Weis' job is not at all in jeopardy, the hypocrisy claims will begin. They already have begun, but they'll be hard to divert soon. And for those who think Tyrone is getting a kick out of this, you're probably wrong. He's got too much class for that.
DiverseEducation.com: Report Blames Supreme Court For Re-segregation Of Schools
Groups struggle to match black children, black families Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Nevius: Tackling racism and segregation in San Francisco schools
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"Some Oregon high schools are adopting Mexico's public school curriculum to help educate Spanish-speaking students with textbooks, an online Web site, DVDs and CDs provided free by Mexico to teach math, science and even U.S. history." This is beyond foolishness. How can they believe this is in the best interests of the children? And yeah, this is still America as of today, so is it even legal for a public school to adopt another country's curriculum? KGW.com: Mexican Cirriculum In Oregon School Stirs Debate------------
More cities bowing under pressure to not enforce immigration laws. At this point, why even bother? Yahoo! News: N.J. Town Rescinds Anti-Immigrant Law
Tightening immigration law at airports and at sea.Breitbart.com: US Moves To Tighten Immigration/Customs Procedures
Yet another Forbes list (this is all they do anymore, right?). This one is about the richest Americans and it looks like what used to be a billionaires & millionaires club is now only a billionaires club. Actually it's a mega-billionaires club because 82 billionaires didn't make the list. Gates, Buffett top 'Forbes' list of richest Americans - USATODAY.com
The usual Top 5 - No Surprises
William Gates III $59B
Warren Buffett $52B
Sheldon Adelson $28B
Lawrence Adelson $28
Sergey Brin $18.5
Larry Page $18.5
Oprah is on the list but I don't see Bob Johnson.
There had to be some threats involved to induce this apology, because its just ridiculous. China must have threatened to kick Mattel out and Mattel can't afford to have factories anywhere else, so it tried to do damage control. Otherwise, why would you apologize to a country that allowed CHILDREN'S TOYS to go out full of lead? Why?
ABC News: Giuliani Casts Himself as Heir to Reagan Mantle
Here's the latest blah, blah, blah on her:
Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com
My Way News - Obama Economic Plan Includes Tax Breaks
These guys just make it so easy on us bloggers.
Jackson said such about Obama because he doesn't appreciate Barry's response (or lack of) to the Jena 6 controversy. "Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white” in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles’ arrest on attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press."
Just from my viewpoint, at my law school, some of the angriest people about this issue are white students, so he is insulting white people by equating their skin color with their values. Also, "acting like he's white" is a bunch of high school BS. I was accused of "acting like I think I'm white" by other black students in high school for trying to excel academically. Grow up.
Personally, I do wish that Obama would speak out more about this issue because it is important and has really been upsetting to me, but I wish all the candidates would and I don't think their lack of action here has anything to do with their skin color; maybe more about the strength of their spine. This method is a low, but not unexpected, blow from Jackson. Of course, if you read my blog, you know my opinion is influenced by my dislike for him (bringing pregnant mistress to counsel cheating President and wife on their marriage only being part of it), but it's my post, so make your own if you disagree. BTW - Jackson says he doesn't remember saying that.
If you want to do something about the Jena 6 issue, go online and find out what your community is doing this Thursday. I'll be attending a fundraiser (to pay defense expenses) at my law school.
There weren't any civil rights marches in this town during the movement 40 years ago, but they're about to have a big one with an expected 40,000 people. The media has swarmed and you know there are many in this community that just don't see what the problem is. They've lived their whole lives by racial double standards and to them, there is probably no such thing as an injustice to blacks. I sincerely hope that there will be people of all races in Jena for this demonstration. The citizens of that town need to know that it isn't just black people who are outraged by this. Right is not black or white; it's just right.
Civil 'Jena Six' town braces for rally - USATODAY.com
"Both the House and Senate are now considering bills that would allocate $7 billion over five years to states that enact sensible and needed reforms to their programs. The money would come from extending a surtax on employers that expires this year and accounts for about $14 of the per-person federal unemployment tax. Extending the surtax is so uncontroversial that even President Bush’s latest budget assumes it will happen."
Our health care system and our taxes will look like Canada after this; and both are complete disasters. Based on my knowledge of almost nothing about health care, I think the answer to the problem is a free market that resembles car insurance. Car insurance isn't cheap, but it is manageable, covers the big things and takes care of you in a disaster. Because they know it won't cover everything, people are more likely to take care of their cars. Car insurance would cost at least thousands more if we expected it to pay (minus a $15 copay) for the cost to fill it with gas, replace a tire, change the oil and so on. These items don't belong in insurance. They are left to consumers to pay, so they wouldn't abuse it and the demand has created competition in a private market supplier field and competition is how you keep prices low. This is why you can get an oil change for $19.99. There is no $7 processing fee and $50 overhead charge from Geico.
BTW - The doesn't include information on whether illegal immigrants will be covered and that is just plain irresponsible. Clinton unveils details of her health care plan - USATODAY.com
CNN.com - CNN Political Ticker Clinton has no answers for undocumented immigrants
Of course, some of these women know how to drive. It's like in slave days when some slaves knew how to read and write even though it was illegal. And I'm sure there are more than a few (I hope) Saudi men who will be right there with them. If I had as much money as all these Saudi women do, I would fight for the right to drive and still use a driver everywhere I went anyway. The point is the right, not the driving. Saudi women lobby king for driving right - Yahoo! News
"Unlike Mr. Gonzales, Mr. Mukasey is not a close confidant of the president. Nor is he a Washington insider. But people in both political parties say he possesses the two qualities that Mr. Bush has been looking for in a nominee: a law-and-order sensibility that dovetails with the president’s agenda for the fight against terror, and the potential to avoid a bruising confirmation battle with the Democrats who now run the Senate. With 16 months left in office, Mr. Bush can ill afford a drawn-out confirmation fight."
Bush to Name Ex-Judge as Successor to Gonzales - New York Times
This got me thinking about the word "pimp" and I wonder if the people who use it really know what they are saying? The idea of being a "pimp" has become commercialized, marketable and cool; especially in the Hip Hop community. It's a label of pride and rappers who claim to have been pimps let everyone know as if somehow it makes them more of a man or something. Considering how misogynistic the rap world is, it isn't surprising they would think there is something to be proud of in fooling women into degrading themselves for their own profit.
But in reality, pimps are sick, sadistic predators that tear young girls and boys from their families (or take advantage of the fact that they have no family), rape them, force drug habits onto them in order to control them and destroy them with a life that is unimaginable to us. There is nothing cool about a pimp and more Governors need to work on protecting children in their states from these animals.
What has life for Afghan women been like after the fall of the Taliban? Like most Americans, I was eager to see the Taliban crushed and I would have been even if they hadn't helped Osama and his gang. They're idea of religion is horribly oppressive and inhumane. Who could imagine a God that doesn't want to hear laughter? I saw a tape of a woman who was covered from head to toe being hit by a man with a stick because he said he could see some of her ankle. No one did anything.
Then I saw a tape of women taking their burkas off and opening up beauty salons, going back to their careers, playing music, wearing makeup and most importantly, girls going back to school. So are things much better for Afghan women? Not really. We read about the women who have to burn themselves just to escape domestic abuse and those where the men have maintained the Taliban's idea of women and continue to oppress their female family members. And if those rumors of the Taliban taking Afghanistan back little town by little town are true, what does that mean for the women?
But how many illegals die before they even get here? More and more according to this NYTimes article, At the U.S. Border, the Desert Takes a Rising Toll. It's a hot, hot desert and hundreds of people don't make it all the way. The temperature, especially at the Arizona border gets well above 100 with no shade in sight. I was in Vegas just this past July. It was 110 degrees and I could barely breathe after being out there less than 20 minutes, so I can't even imagine what they are experiencing. Some volunteer groups have placed water tanks at various locations along the desert so illegals can stay hydrated while they cross the border.
A lot of people are upset about that because they say its is aiding and abetting crime. I was upset at first and it still bothers me. But then I found out about the number of very small children being forced across the borders illegally by their parents. And there are also the unborn children with parents who want to use them as anchor babies who will suffer if their mothers get ill or die. And as much as I am against illegal immigration, I don't think death is a justifiable punishment even for adults who are taking the risk. So I don't mind about the water tanks, but I wouldn't expect the issue of the increasing number of border crossing deaths to make much of a difference to anyone.
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Needed: 10,000 Black men to do what the mayor and current police force can't seem to do; protect black neighborhoods. My Way News - Philly Seeks 10,000 Men to Guard Streets. This may be very negative thinking, but I sincerely doubt they can find 10,000 black men in Philadelphia that aren't already involved in crime. Sorry, but I know black folks from Philly and I'm just basing this on what they say.
"On August 22, 1992, The State of Texas installed an intelligence hotwire in me at the United States Army Military Intelligence Academy Camp Bullis San Antonio, Texas."
I saw a Reggie Bush Addidas commercial the other day that was very positive and cool. He was drawing himself running through a maze, talking about how patience and perseverance will get you to the finish line. Whatever, he's wicked hot so he could just be standing there saying nothing and I would nominate it for an Emmy. I thought of this commercial when I read this article about the NFL and its attempt to avoid becoming the NBA, a league full of criminals and illegitimate baby makers. Mending a Bruised Image - New York Times. As long as their refs don't get caught gambling, they'll have a hand up.
If you're in need of a laugh, you can always check out the latest nominees for the Darwin Awards. Darwin Awards: 2007 Personal Accounts. Weeding out the weakest of the herd.
While Prince William County is going all out on the illegal immigration issue, little Manassas Park refuses to go along and calls the surrounding county's legislation as a vigilante agenda. Yeah, uhm...vigilante is when the people take the law into their own hands. When the government does it, its just called the law. Festival Canceled, Activists Blamed - washingtonpost.com
This is happening in the U.S., but by way of China. Wall Street, which is really looking for all the pluses it can get, has decided to take financial advantage of China's decision to invade their citizens privacy or what was left of their privacy. An Opportunity for Wall St. in China’s Surveillance Boom - New York Times
Giuliani's support is soft in key states - Los Angeles Times
Okay, WTF with mass child murderers getting to make the choice in the first place? Did he ask his children how they would prefer to be murdered before he lined them up in his auto garage and shot them dead with an assault rifle? Second, electrocution is violent and I have a problem with that. I realize ending a life is what it is and there is no "good" way to do it and in itself it is a violent act, but if you contend that state-sponsored execution is supposed to be humane, then it can't resemble a violent murder in any manner, which is why lethal injection should be the only choice if you're going to make the choice at all.
BTW - This article states that the last person executed via electrocution in TN was a convicted rapist in 1960. Wait...rapist? Uhm...I'm assuming there was a murder at some point, but who knows? They'll give you the needle for speeding in Texas, so its possible in 1960, rape could get you dead in TN. I'm just surprised the chair still worked after collecting dust for 47 years. If it hadn't worked that could have been awkward.
More kids killing other kids. D.C. Girl, 15, Now Charged With Murder in NW Killing - washingtonpost.com
A story about the homeless people who are turned away from shelters because they supposedly have other choices, which to me means a place that they don't feel safe or aren't welcomed, otherwise why wouldn't they be there? New York's shelters are overflowing so more people are taking buses to the Burroughs, staying in shelters there and then being bussed back to Manhattan during the day to be homeless there. Seems odd and many families are trying to do something about it. A Challenge to New York City’s Homeless Policy - New York Times
Although we will, and should, never forget this day and how it has changed our lives and our country forever, I still agree with Thomas Friedman who said that we must remember that our country is defined by July 4th, not September 11th. Our administration has forgotten that. Our hope is a better tool against madness than our fear and hate. Of all the stories I've read that touched me, the Washingtonian's story about a group of 6 years olds who were all born on 9/11/2001 and what their family went through on that blessed but horrible day, was the most touching. I recommend it. The Babies of 9/11: “You Think the World’s Coming to an End” - Washingtonian.com
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A new book tells a little more about Condi "don't give me lip shop girl" Rice and how she tried to fix some of the millions of mistakes the administration has made during the war. Book details Rice's struggle with diplomatic setbacks
Time gives its punk-out version of the 100 Best Shows Of All Time. Complete List - The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME - TIME. I say punk-out because they only listed them alphabetically.
Some of my favorites, which I will also punk out and list alphabetically:
The Daily Show
Homicide: Life On The Street
Mystery Science Theatre 3000
The Office (American)
The Office (British)
WKRP in Cincinnati
Boys need fathers to know what type of man they should be. Girls need fathers to know what type of man they should be looking for. I grew up in a traditional home. Father was protector, provider and disciplinarian. Mother was nurturer, guide and teacher. Even those times when they weren't getting along, my parents maintained their parenting roles that offered us stability. These are different roles that play perfectly off of each other, which is why this latest fatherhood survey is disappointing. Survey: Working dads want more family time - CNN.com. Dads in general are MIA with 1/4 of all fathers spending less than an hour with their children each day. The good news is that many Dads are aware that this is hurting them and their children and more are looking for ways to have that work/life balance that everyone used to think only women needed to find.
We all have bills to pay, but our society has to stop putting so much pressure on men to conquer the world and make it more acceptable for them to just be at a soccer game or home at 6:30 instead of every business meeting or burning the night oil every night.
A lot is being written about Saturday's Democratic debate on Univision. Didn't see it, so I'll leave it up to those who did.
ABC News: Dems Talk the Talk in Bid for Hispanic Vote
Delay Decision on Cuts, General Says - New York Times
Seated with her legs bent and her arms resting on her stomach, the Maiden's remains are still adorned with a gray shawl and bone and metal ornaments.
“Every time you see ‘Made in China,’ ” he said, “you think, ‘wait a minute, something’s not right here.’ ”
“Made in the U.S.A.” used to be a label flaunted primarily by consumers in the Rust Belt and rural regions. Increasingly, it is a status symbol for cosmopolitan bobos, and it is being exploited by the marketers who cater to them.
eCanadaNow.com - Halle Berry Pregnant With Canadian Models Baby
Halle Berry and her beau are expecting first baby -- Newsday.com
If he officials retracts his resignation, it would be pure hubri and we've seen this before. Remember when it came out that Reverend Jesse Jackson had a baby with a mistress? Remember when it was found out that he had the nerve to bring his pregnant mistress to Washington, D.C. while he was "counseling" President Clinton & Hillary on their marriage after the Monica mess? When it all came out, initially Reverend Baby Daddy said he was going to step down and take some time out in wake of his mistakes. That lasted about one week and a half before he changed his mind, he says in response to his supporters urging him to come back into the spotlight. Bull. Hubris is excessive pride and arrogance. Or maybe he's just delusional.
Sen. Craig may reconsider resignation, spokesman says - CNN.com
Craig reconsidering decision to resign - USATODAY.com
Craig reversal angers GOP colleagues - Carrie Budoff Brown and Jim VandeHei - Politico.com
'TV FRED ONLY ACTS TOUGH' - NYPost
Political Radar: Thompson Talks Security, Unity, Prosperity in TV Message
Thompson's to-do list looms - USATODAY.com
Thompson has hill to climb, poll suggests - Politico.com
Also, here's the blah, blah, blah on her lately:
I'm here so you can look at me and you only came so you can look at me, but don't look at me! Look at her! Bill Clinton’s Challenge: Keep the Focus on His Wife - New York Times
Two-for-One Deal, Take Two - WSJ.com
In Iowa. Political Radar: Iowa Clinton Supporters 'Kick Her Tires'
Uhm Bill...step away from the red meat. Waiter, a basket of carrots please. Hillary Clinton, Stumping With Burgers and Bill - washingtonpost.com
The GOP is really hoping to get this lady. They feel certain the win is theirs if she's the guy. Rivals upbraid Hillary for terror-attack remark -- The Washington Times, America's Newspaper
"Obama, I will see your "change" and raise you "experience." TheHill.com - Clinton's new message: ‘Change plus experience’
In my ongoing, seemingly daily series, 'do you care now' I wonder if I'm paranoid of China or maybe everyone should be. I feel like I'm alone in thinking that China poses one threat or another to us every day. Another 850,000 toys recalled by Mattel due to unacceptable lead levels in Barbie Doll accessories. Money.cnn.com: Mattel announces third toy recall based on lead concern. 80% of our toys are made in China. Do you know that? China does.
They also made tens of thousands of defective condoms that were intended for the D.C. government to hand out to HIV-AIDs patients. Concerns Affect D.C. Condom Giveaway - washingtonpost.com
In my hometown of Evanston, it was always a running joke that if anything serious happened to you, make sure they send to Northwestern Evanston Hospital and not St. Francis. I actually remember being on the Metra and a woman was having chest pains. When the conductor offered to help her off at the St. Francis Hospital stop, she actually refused and said she wanted the Evanston Hospital stop since it was only 2 stops away. I'm not joking. So Northwestern is also the preferred hospital in Chicago, but it appears to better for some than others. Do patients get VIP status on 9th floor? :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Mary Mitchell
Health Care for prisoners has got to be a difficult issue. No one cares about prisoners and many of them don't care about themselves. That being said, they still need it. Using Muscle to Improve Health Care for Prisoners - New York Times
"Julia Louis-Dreyers has one. Sandra Bullock had one. So did Jennifer Garner and Katie Holmes. Jennifer Love Hewitt has had two. Calista Flockhart took hers dancing. Kate Walsh had one, lost her, and got another one with a different face but the same name. And Scarlett Johansson got her first one last weekend."
I know they love all their kids, but Z appears to be Daddy's favorite. I hardly ever see him without her.
I realize that I am a grown black woman, but JT killed that special last night.
I found this at my favorite political blog, Booker Rising
The nationalist Swiss People's Party(dead give away in the name, right) is proposing a deportation policy that anti-racism campaigners say evokes Nazi-era practices. Under the plan, entire families would be expelled if their children are convicted of a violent crime, drug offenses or benefits fraud. The party is trying to collect the 100,000 signatures needed to force a referendum on the issue. If approved in a referendum, the law would be the only one of its kind in Europe.
The party has taken yet another hit and this is different than Vitter for many reasons. Vitter admitting to wrongdoing, but was not arrested, charged or convicted/confessed to any crime. Craig did and that is what did him in. I'm sure many of them wish Vitter would get out of the town too, but they aren't so sure they can replace him because the Governor is a Democrat.
They had hoped this would go away with him now, but Craig plans on coming back for a month after the holiday. And he says he vows to fight this "witch hunt" meaning he will stay in the news. The GOP can't be happy about this.
He just hired Michael Vick's lawyer, Billy Martin, he's the brother (and Howard grad) from DC firm Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan who has defended just about every powerful person in D.C.
Oh really? Mexico's Calderon protests U.S. crackdown on immigrants - Reuters. Thanks for your contribution to the effort.Mexican President Assails U.S. Measures on Migrants - New York Times
One opinion. Immigrants’ Labors Lost - New York Times "IMAGINE we wanted to create a huge Latino underclass in this country. We would induce more than 500,000 illegal immigrants to enter annually. We would see Latinos account for half of America’s population growth. We would turn a hardened eye toward all 44 million Latinos, because 12 million jumped our borders to meet our labor demand."
The "Rap Music" card is the new black. Colorado Police Link Rise in Violence to Music - New York Times. Colorado Springs is a pretty uptight, military heavy and religious community and the devil music is turning it into the off ramp to the apocalypse.
What will they do? Take the bus? I'm sure the upper crust is just passing out at the thought of a shortage of private limo services and what that means. Cabbies’ Group Vows a 2-Day Protest Strike - New York Times. City officials expressed skepticism that a telling number of the drivers of the city’s 13,180 medallion taxis would participate in the work stoppage, scheduled to start at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Still, they said, the city is prepared to deal with a strike, though they would not elaborate on their contingency plans.
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