Archive for February 23, 2010
Make sense of this, from DeathofFreedom:
John McCain is getting so desperate in the run-up to the Arizona primary, and the challenge by Tea-Party endorsed J.D. Hayworth, that he’s flipping out, trying to convince voters that he didn’t realize the TARP money he voted for in September, 2008, was meant for Wall Street.
Yeah, sure John. What a pitiful, desperate, shell of a man.
Look at this beautiful picture of a Snowy Owl. Then click on “Favorites” and feast your eyes.
(Bob Palmer lives in my area and is a legend in the birding community here. He won the 2009 National Wildlife Federation’s photo competition with this incredible shot of an eagle grabbing a starling in mid-air.)
This is indescribably bad news:
First American CoreLogic, the research firm that monitors housing equity, reported Tuesday that 11.3 million homeowners — or 24% of all homes with mortgages — were underwater as of the end of 2009. That’s up from 23% and 10.7 million borrowers three month earlier.
Two “juveniles” have been shot at Deer Creek Middle School in Jefferson County, Colorado. Local media is covering the situation live. Kids are running out of the school and across the street to a local park. Cop cars and yellow police tape are everywhere. The overall scene looks a lot like Columbine. But while ten years ago the cable “news” networks would have cut in to cover this with “breaking news,” school shootings are apparently so commonplace here in the United States that so far, 20-minutes in, at 6:16 p.m. ET, they’re sticking with their regularly scheduled programming.
The most recent Republican response to the health care debate has been to insistance that President Obama throw out all the proposals and start over. Obviously, that hasn’t happened but we do have the health care “summit” coming up on Thursday. (It will be carried live on C-SPAN3 and MSNBC.) So one would think that the Republicans would bring some ideas with them to that gig, but no, they’re not bringing anything.
They think, “a step by step approach on areas where we agree is the best path forward.” And, by that they mean areas where Democrats will do what Republicans want.
So, what are they going to do at the “summit?” Sit in silence?
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons (R) came off a flight with a woman he has previously denied having a relationship with, KLAS-TV reports.
Though he is recently divorced, Gibbons initially denied the woman was even at the airport despite video footage proving otherwise.