Conservative political commentator Robert Novak announced his immediate retirement Monday because of his diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor. (Aug. 4)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Barack Obama put forward a broad energy plan Monday designed to end U.S. reliance on imported oil within 10 years and shore up his standing amid a tightening White House race and high anxiety over gas prices.
Obama’s proposal, though, includes two significant reversals of past positions: He had steadfastly fought the idea of limited new offshore drilling and had been against tapping the nation’s emergency oil stockpile to relieve pump prices that have stubbornly hovered around $4 a gallon.
Ahhh yes, political expediency, this definition;
Adherence to self-serving means: an ambitious politician, guided by expediency rather than principle, at its finest.
Running out of fuel for the Dumbo Jet, Obama?
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A death row inmate scheduled for execution in October says he’s so fat that Ohio executioners would have trouble finding his veins and that his weight could diminish the effectiveness of one of the lethal injection drugs.
Lawyers for Richard Cooey argue in a federal lawsuit that Cooey had poor veins when he faced execution five years ago and that the problem has been worsened by weight gain.
Cooey, 41, was sentenced to die for raping and murdering two female University of Akron students in 1986. After a federal judge granted Cooey a last-minute reprieve in 2003, Cooey was returned to death row. In April, he lost a challenge to Ohio’s lethal injection process when the U.S. Supreme Court said he had missed a deadline to file a lawsuit.
OK, all together now….Awwwwwww!
Firing Squad, Nope, ammo may ricochet off the bastard.
Hanging, nope possible collapse of the gallows.
Electric chair, nope to much fat will inundate the floor, making it dangerously hot for those to check and see if he’s dead. You know, like all that fat, when you fry bacon.
Drop him off a building, nope bounce effect.
Got it! Use his ass for a bunker buster test. Nothing is around except the video cam. Hell, you can always clean off the lens.
Some think a President Obama will help America by reinvigorating conservatism. They’re playing with fire.
But Barack Obama, as I have painstakingly discovered, is no mere liberal. He proudly claims the progressive label, and makes no bones about his intentions to progress the internationalist socialist cause in America. In every policy sphere, from the redistribution of wealth to the federal government as nanny-caretaker, from an appeasement-first-and-always foreign policy to his plan for a national civilian security force on par with our U.S. military, Barack Obama clearly plans to change America into a country we would not even recognize as the land of the free and the home of the brave.
So, in my mind, Obama would not produce a train wreck, much less a “good” train wreck.
No, a Barack Obama presidency, coupled with a filibuster-proof Senate majority and a large House domination, is more akin to a Boeing 747 crash for America.
While folks do survive train wrecks and walk away to pick up the pieces and rebuild, surviving an Obama-style change jet crash, in my opinion, may not leave enough surviving elements of our Constitution, our economy, or our defense to allow for any sort of American renewal.
Damn sure worth the read.
THE FRONTIER—After having bravely endured rising fuel costs, unemployment, and a massive drought in consumer confidence, all 300 million Americans announced Monday that they will soon begin the long journey westward, abandoning their stakes in the crumbling housing market to seek the golden future that surely lies past the horizon.
Struggling to eke out a living for the past 20 decades, the U.S. populace has supported itself with odd jobs in the fur trade, tinkering, information technology, and pharmaceuticals industries, but has finally succumbed to the mounting pressures of modern life. The nation plans to strike out on its own come fall, when the weather’s cooler, hoping to make its fortune and perhaps find a little patch of soil to call its own in the sprawling wilderness between O’Hare International Airport and the Great Pacific Ocean.
Does state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo want to send New York into a literal dark age?
The AG, among others, was up in arms last week over a report commissioned by Entergy Nuclear – the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester – that concluded that the greenhouse-gas-free source of New York’s juice was, indeed, safe.
“It’s no surprise that Entergy’s panel of paid consultants has turned a blind eye to the unacceptable risks posed by Indian Point,” Cuomo huffed.
Cuomo, of course, has been trying to get the plant closed for more than a year now – playing upon apocalyptic fears of environmental destruction or terrorist attack.
But as far as “unacceptable risks” go, how about this one: What happens to New York if there isn’t enough juice to meet demand?
Move your business to Tennessee!
Me thinks Andrew should make a slight change in his name…Coma, Andrew Coma.
No nuclear power, and his friends in Congress say NO OIL!
And you Democrats are the tool of defeating America from within, Obama by not voting to allow it’s or any other kind of fuel to sustain the country, so you may shoot your mouth off, with no content, no character and no brains.
What an asshole you are, Obama.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama attacked Republican rival John McCain as a tool of big oil companies in a television ad released on Monday.
Seeking to tap into Americans’ anger over soaring gasoline prices, Obama’s ad opens with a shot of a driver pumping gas and refers to huge profits made by oil companies in the past year.
“Every time you fill your tank, the oil companies fill their pockets,” a narrator says. “Now Big Oil’s filling John McCain’s campaign with $2 million in contributions.”
The uncontrollable urge to scream obscenities at other drivers who infringe on your space (whether real or imagined).
Bonus points for being creative!
“MOSCOW — Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning author whose books chronicled the horrors of the Soviet gulag system, has died at age 89, his son said Monday.
Stepan Solzhenitsyn told The Associated Press his father died late Sunday of heart failure, but declined further comment. Solzhenitsyn’s unflinching accounts of torment and survival in the Soviet Union’s slave labor camps riveted his countrymen, whose secret history he exposed. They earned him 20 years of bitter exile, but international renown.”
Believe it or not, I read The Gulag Archipelago trilogy all on my own when I was in high school, as my dad had the hard cover 1973 edition (I’m pretty sure I still have it somewhere). That book probably shaped my world view more than anything outside of my own personal experiences abroad.
RIP and Godspeed, Alexander.
Currently: Cool and overcast, slight wind.
UPDATE I: Sunny, cool, lots of clouds. Big change; Obama would be proud.
UPDATE II: Cool and overcast again, but no wind this time.
UPDATE III: What the hell man?! Sunny without a cloud in sight?!
UPDATE IV: This is just not fair. Now it’s freaking raining!
UPDATE V: Sunny again. No wonder I never know what to wear in the morning!
UPDATE VI: Overcast again, bit windier, but no rain.
UPDATE VII: Sunny again. I’m getting annoyed now.