This Reuters story notes
that the city of Vallejo, California, declared bankruptcy two years ago, and several other municipalities in the
Fool's Gold State are sure to follow — and soon. Former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan wrote in… Continue
Added by Jim Lakely on May 28, 2010 at 6:30am —
As a former active musician — from 1988 to 1992 at Pitt I was a drummer in the marching band
and a percussionist in the university's symphonic band — this event
strikes ... well ... a chord with me. It's a charity to help restore the musical infrastructure, and the national orchestra, of…
Added by Jim Lakely on May 27, 2010 at 11:48pm —
Added by Ronald A. Lau on May 27, 2010 at 9:31pm —
That was some press conference by Obama today. The president once again showed that the thrill is gone when he's off the prompter — which is why this was Obama's first press conference since July 2009 when he shoved his loafers into his mouth by saying the cops "acted stupidly" in arresting his obnoxious, race-baiting, disturbing-the-peace friend, Skip Gates.
It's hard picking the best (or worst) "off the prompter" moment from Thursday. It was pretty bad that… Continue
Added by Jim Lakely on May 27, 2010 at 9:00pm —
There has been much talk and many articles written since Cap & Trade was introduced in Congress. As many have said before, I feel it is more fair to call this the Cap & Tax Plan. Is this something that we, as Americans, should be concerned? If you pay utility bills (electric, gas, etc.), you should be.
To keep this as simple as possible, Cap & Tax is designed to deal with Climate Change / Global Warming. Each… Continue
Added by Kevin R Mullins on May 27, 2010 at 7:07pm —
By Alan Caruba
5/27/10 - The President, after a lapse of 309 days, held a news conference Thursday. It came shortly after news that earlier in the day the director of the Mineral Management Service, Elizabeth…
Added by Alan Caruba on May 27, 2010 at 1:30pm —
The Obama administration is obviously feeling intense heat over its incompetent response to the BP oil leak, so ahead of his press conference this afternoon, it unveiled its first in-house scapegoat:
The head of the beleaguered federal agency that regulates offshore drilling…
Added by Paul Chesser on May 27, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Bad news issued today by the nation's most-recognized hurricane forecasting agency:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued its 2010 hurricane season forecast, predicting one of the strongest seasons on record -- and reiterating fears that the Gulf oil spill may be impacted by the severe weather....…
Added by Paul Chesser on May 27, 2010 at 11:27am —
By now we're all heard about Arizona's new immigration law. The consensus seems to be that the federal government has slacked off on this issue for too long and Arizona is simply the first state to take matters into its own hands. But instead of buckling down and getting to work finding some solution to this problem, the Administration has decided to adopt a strategy of provoking their political opponents.
This started with a story about a… Continue
Added by M.Bailey on May 27, 2010 at 10:29am —
The Washington Times today updates Climategate's spawn, NASAgate, as the space agency's response to FOIA-filer Chris Horner (who is also EPA's and NOAA's hunk o' burnin' love) has lagged, dragged and sagged for nearly three years.… Continue
Added by Paul Chesser on May 27, 2010 at 9:49am —
You may have seen our Health Care News footage of Donald Berwick last week on television, but if you missed it, you can find it here. Dr. Berwick is Obama’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, essentially the world’s second-largest insurance company, and he is a cheerleader for government-run health care and rationing, particularly when describing his love affair with Britain’s National Health Service. As we noted in Health Care… Continue
Added by Robin on May 27, 2010 at 9:12am —
Only 4 diggs so far on the videos from Heartland's Fourth International Conference on Climate Change. If you're not one of those four, please Digg it here: http://digg.com/environment/Videos_Fourth_International_Conference_on_Climate_Change
Added by Diane Carol Bast on May 27, 2010 at 8:49am —
This remote controlled vehicle would be fully instrumented with lights and cameras and any other sensors needed to accomplish its task. It can move in the water using thrusters and ballast tanks much like a submarine. With this idea you would have to cut off the current valve assembly. However once that is done the plugging vehicle/tool would be able to quickly move into place without any further work on the casing or drill pipe. The inner bore of the insertion plug would allow for the… Continue
Added by FairDealDaveNH on May 26, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Nat Hentoff worries
about Elena Kagan's peculiar view of the First Amendment: "I know that a solicitor general is required to argue the legal positions of the administration that hired her — but to this extent?"
Hentoff is referring to Kagan's curious argument before the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC, in which she suggested the federal government could censor pamphlets, but not…
Added by Ben Boychuk on May 26, 2010 at 6:00pm —
On a daily basis, I hear many talking about the Interest we pay on our US Government Debt. However, there is one thought that always occurs to me. What about paying the Principal?
In Banking, there is on old adage, "a rolling loan has no loss". This has been used to describe a single payment loan (borrow money for a term of one-year) and when the loan matures, just "roll" the interest that is due on the loan into a new loan. With this strategy, one can never pay off their debt… Continue
Added by Kevin R Mullins on May 26, 2010 at 4:42pm —
President Obama guaranteed Americans that after health reform became law they could keep their insurance plans and their doctors. It's clear that this promise cannot be kept. Insurers and physicians are already reshaping their businesses as a result of Mr. Obama's plan.
The health-reform law caps how much insurers… Continue
Added by chris graviss on May 26, 2010 at 4:16pm —
The killjoy ninnies who run the Center for Science in the Public Interest have launched their annual all-out attack on "unhealthy" restaurant fare. You can read the coverage here
. Certainly, nothing on their list is health food. But, as is typical for this band of killjoys, they overstate their case. I've had almost all of the items on CSPI's… Continue
Added by Eli Lehrer on May 26, 2010 at 4:00pm —
I haven't blogged much here for a couple of reasons. Writer's block being one, and the fact that I'm not so much a political blogger as I am a CHRISTIAN political blogger, and I'm not sure the latter is what the audience here wants. A Christian in a pub? That's odd.
Regardless, I've decided it's time to move some of my writings here as well. My own "political" blog
is a fine forum, but there are many more people to get in on the… Continue
Added by Jennifer Fleetwood on May 26, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Ok. I'll admit it. That headline isn't very accurate. But whenever a politician has the cajones to tell a government worker that the gravy train is over and they gotta suck it up in tough times like the rest of us in the private sector, this former newspaperman always thinks of my all-time favorite headline from the New York Daily News:…
Added by Jim Lakely on May 26, 2010 at 7:30am —
My buddy ExJon at the Exurban League
(a fine blog I highly recommend for regular reading) is a master of PhotoShop humor. For instance, Jon is the creative force behind this widely circulated Obama as Neville Chamberlain
piece of art.
And he's come up with… Continue
Added by Jim Lakely on May 25, 2010 at 7:14pm —