Crocodile on plane kills 19 passengers
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
There is something spitting-out-loud hilarious about that comment by Lillian....don't ya think?
Hey girls. Is it me, or have you noticed this too--Democrats and liberals are calling us some pretty rough names. 'Not-so-Joyful-Joy Behar is screaming Sharon Engle is a bitch? Seriously. Is that the BEST Joy can do? Jerry Brown's wife screams that Meg Whitman is a 'whore'? Wow! Very lame; very limited imagination.
When I was a child, my mother used to say "You will notice when people swear, it's because they are unintelligent, uncouth and unsophisticated. When they swear and stoop to name calling, they have no real argument. They define themselves with their rude crude comments.
NATIONAL JOURNAL: Health Care Is What’s Ailing Democrats. “Dems who stuck with Obama on health care are in the deepest trouble.”
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A federal investigation into West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin’s administration has taken a disturbing turn for his Democratic supporters: agents reportedly have subpoenaed the director of the state Aviation Division, along with flight logs and records for official government aircraft.
The news comes just after federal prosecutors privately asked a judge to delay the sentencing of a contractor who got a no-bid contract to redecorate Manchin’s office. And the developments are set against an ongoing government probe reportedly involving state Democratic Party chairman Larry Puccio, Manchin’s former chief of staff.
“Those flowers were picked by illegal immigrants. And they’re not voting for you, bitch.”
2011 Business Tax Climate: Chilliest in Blue StatesThe Tax Foundation today released the 2011 State Business Tax Climate Index (8th ed.) which ranks the fifty states according to five indices: corporate tax, individual income tax, sales tax, unemployment insurance tax, and property tax. Here are the ten states with the best and worst business tax climates:
1 South Dakota 41 North Carolina
2 Alaska 42 Rhode Island
3 Wyoming 43 Minnesota
4 Nevada 44 Maryland
5 Florida 45 Iowa
6 Montana 46 Ohio
7 New Hampshire 47 Connecticut
8 Delaware 48 New Jersey
9 Utah 49 California
10 Indiana 50 New York
Interestingly, all ten of the states with the worst business tax climates voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, and five of the ten states with the best business tax climates voted for John McCain (and eight of the ten voted for George Bush in 2004).
And you thought Betty McCollum couldn’t do any worse than deliberately leaving out “under God” while leading the Pledge of Allegiance in the House in April 2002.
The Representative from MN-04 declared during her midterm election debate with Teresa Collett that al-Qaeda no longer poses a threat to the United States
Conservative Delaware senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, a popular target of the mainstream media, was questioned on CNN’s “American Morning” for her statements about faith and prayer.
“For some people, they think this seems so arrogant, to pray to win a senate race, um, but how is it viewed in the evangelical community?” anchor Kiran Chetry
The specific property is an Oakland, California, home valued at over a million dollars and co-owned by Boxer, her husband Stewart, their son Douglas, and his wife Amy.
Senator Boxer had an ownership in 854 Longridge Road [in Oakland], and failed to report this substantial real property asset on any of her personal financial disclosures between 2002 and 2010. She had also failed to report the mortgage on the property. Further, she failed to report the purchase of 854 Longridge Road in 2002.
Here's a photographer who will go to great heights in his search for the ultimate picture. Jimmy Chin, probably the world's greatest adventure photographer, has travelled the world with highly-skilled mountain climbers, scaling huge peaks and even skiing down the face of Mount Everest
Of all his adventures though, his ascents of Everest stand out as his most physically demanding and rewarding. "You do wonder - when you are at 28,000 feet, the height that aeroplanes cruise at, when you are struggling to draw breath and every limb aches - why do I do this?"
Galleycat has posted a list of books that a 60s-era icon had on her bookshelf. The list is actually a lot more literary than the average Joe would have suspected:
- The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett
- Paris Blues by Harold Flender
- Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
- Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
- Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- The Fall by Albert Camus
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck
Just for fun I limited these searches to books that were published before the icon's death in 1962, so if you click though you can get an idea of what her shelf might have actually looked like.
Croc on a plane! - news.com.au
The former foreign minister testified that he had a political position and had not had a role in any of the decisions of Hussein’s regime
The so-called “Cadillac” health plan tax doesn’t take effect until 2018, but employers are already beginning to assess their significant exposure
Business is run on trickle-down. If Congress pushes costs to businesses, then the businesses, in turn, will pass along to their employees. Then, employees get ticked, form tea parties or get angry and vote. Call me a cynic, but the cycle just keeps going and going. Makes one continue to keep Ben Franklin in mind, when he wrote: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result each time." Heck, maybe a Forrest Gump quote is more appropriate for our ignorant politicians: "Stupid is as stupid does."
Risk of Cancer Due to Radiation Exposure in Middle Age May Be Higher Than Previously Estimated
ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2010) — Contrary to common assumptions, the risk of cancer associated with radiation exposure in middle age may not be lower than the risk associated with exposure at younger ages, according to a study published online October 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
"Overall, the weight of the epidemiological evidence suggests that for adult exposures, radiation risks do not generally decrease with increasing age at exposure,"
President Obama announced via Twitter that the White House will be immersed in pink light for one night in recognition of National Cancer Awareness Month
After seeing so many pink cleats and towels during recent NFL games, one has to wonder: has anyone ever heard of pancreatic cancer, or liver cancer, or esophageal cancer, or bone cancer, or prostate cancer, or skin cancer, or any other cancer for that matter?
Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey made the request in letters to the presidents of the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants