Thursday, March 11, 2010

Exotic Mystery...From Paris

There is something exquisitely exotic about mystery. Add food, and it's...(to be continued tomorrow)

Hint: What is a hungry hedonistic gypsy?

In Foreign News

Venezuela murder-rate quadrupled under Chavez...
Two Murders an Hour...

Greece rocked by riots as up to 60,000 people take to streets to protest against government...
Flights grounded, schools closed...

As soon as I heard this story, I assumed this was the case.


Did Bankrupt Runaway Prius Driver Fake "Unintended Acceleration?"

James Sikes, the San Diego runaway Toyota Prius driver, filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and now has over $700,000 in debt. According to one anonymous tipster, we're also told he hasn't been making payments on his Prius.

Lamborghini: the worlds fastest tractor maker

Ferruccio Lamborghini didn't start out as a builder of supercars. His first success came in the form of tractors and agricultural equipment. Here's a look at the long and illustrious history of automaker-built tractors.

Is this your idea of Democracy? Of a Nation of Laws?

“Democratic leaders should be asking themselves just how they have gotten to the point that their strategy is to amend a law that doesn’t exist yet by passing a bill without voting on it.”

Today’s Political News


46% in Favor, 45% unfavorable

Unemployment tops 20% in eight California counties...
Mass school closures approved in Kansas City...

Bill Does Laundry and Paris Wears Tennis Shoes...From Paris

Did Bill just run a story regarding the convenience of a three story washing machine? If you believe that Bill does laundry, then you'll also believe that Paris wears tennis shoes.

About Time. He has been off the bench for over a year “on leave”

House Votes to Impeach Federal Judge From Louisiana

A House Judiciary Committee task force charged District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.

On August 25, 1994, Porteous was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the United States Senate on October 7, 1994.

He has controversially ruled in several landmark cases against the state, including one 2002 case in which he ruled that the state of Louisiana was illegally using federal money to promote religion in its abstinence-only sex education programs.[2] He ordered the state to stop giving money to individuals or organizations that "convey religious messages or otherwise advance religion" with tax dollars.

He had previously ruled in 1999 against a Louisiana law aimed at banning the late-term abortion procedure known as partial birth abortion in a procedure known as dilation and extraction.[4]

The Muslim Brotherhood in the United States

The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the most sinister organizations operating inside the United States. It has established front groups that have achieved success in advancing the Brotherhood's goals, and yet little attention is paid to the activities of these front groups seeking to undermine the United States and its efforts to defend itself.

The stated intent of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States is to conduct an "organizational jihad" in order destroy the U.S. from within. Last year the Hudson Institute published Steven Merley's The Muslim Brotherhood in the United States. It is an impressive research monograph with the following synopsis:

The leadership of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood (MB, or Ikhwan) has said that its goal
was and is jihad aimed at destroying the U.S. from within. The Brotherhood leadership has also said that the means of achieving this goal is to establish Islamic organizations in the U.S. under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since the early 1960s, the Brotherhood has constructed an elaborate covert organizational infrastructure on which was built a set of public or "front" organizations. The current U.S. Brotherhood leadership has attempted to deny this history, both claiming that it is not accurate and at the same time that saying that it represents an older form of thought inside the Brotherhood. An examination of public and private Brotherhood documents, however, indicates that this history is both accurate and that the Brotherhood has taken no action to demonstrate change in its mode of thought and/or activity.

Three-Story Washing Machine


So this was obvious: Place a few dividers into an otherwise normal front-loading washing machine, and separate your reds from your whites without washing a whole separate load

Part of the reason we are in Dire Straights. The other is spending.

The Tax Foundation has published Record Numbers of People Paying No Income Tax; Over 50 Million "Nonpayers" Include Families Making over $50,000:

A record number of the 142 million tax returns filed in 2008 resulted in no tax payment, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of IRS data. That means the tax filers got back every dollar that had been withheld from their paychecks, and often more. Roughly 51.6 million tax returns, or 36.3 percent, were filed by such “nonpayers,” people whose exemptions, deductions and credits wiped out any federal income tax due.

A family of four earning more than $50,000 can have no income tax liability after taking the standard deduction and the child tax credit.

“Two records were set in 2008: the most nonpayers and the highest-earning nonpayers,” said Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge.

Tax Foundation

Hockey Anyone?


Zamboni Fail!

Everyone knows lakes lined with "Thin Ice" warning signs are ideal places to play hockey and drive a Zamboni®©℠™. The next hockey game's going to have some interesting defensive strategies.

Yesterday in the House

House Dems Put America on
Hold To Push Health Care

Democrats cancel all hearings on Capitol Hill in anticipation of health care reform negotiations

New details about the involvement of the House speaker's office will likely fuel questions about when she learned of allegations involving former Rep. Eric Massa.
Damage From Massa, Rangel Adds to Dems' Woes
Report: Ensign Tried to Find Job for Ex-Lover's Hubby

NASA knew their temperature data was bad on GW. And the public has made up its mind.

Climategate Stunner: NASA Heads Knew NASA Data Was Poor, Then Used Data from CRU. “New emails from James Hansen and Reto Ruedy (download PDF here) show that NASA’s temperature data was doubted within NASA itself, and was not independent of CRU’s embattled data, as has been claimed.”

1997-2010 Trend: Percentage of Americans Who Believe the Seriousness of Global Warming Is Generally Exaggerated

1997-2010 Trend: Do You Think Global Warming Will Pose a Serious Threat to You or Your Way of Life in Your Lifetime?


World's richest man: Mexico's Carlos Slim!

Some Dems SKIP Obama event in Missouri...
USATODAY: Is he losing his base?

Monthly Federal Budget Deficit Balloons to Record; Up 14% from 2009...
Canadian dollar likely to trump US ...

Govt. workers feel no economic pain; Security, wages, benefits beat private sector's...

Florida Unemployment At 35-Year High.

I think we all agree on this first point. And isn’t that about all they have been doing for the last year?t

Obama on health care: “Tired of talking about it”

Pelosi: We’re ready to get started on ObamaCare