Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Why Republicans Need Jimmy McMillan in 2012 - Yahoo! News"Tell Obama I'm coming after his black a-- ," McMillan exhorted a radio reporter.
Friday, December 24, 2010
congress-delay-may-delay-your-tax-refund-too: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! FinanceIn a lump-of-coal announcement on the eve of Christmas Eve, the IRS announced that, due to last-minute maneuvering on Capitol Hill, the agency won't be ready to process more than 50 million returns until mid- to late-February. Since most returns demand refunds from the IRS, the delay means millions of taxpayers will have to wait to get their money back.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
DNA Identifies Third Victim of Kensington, Pa., Strangler - Yahoo! NewsBy conventional standards, it has taken long for national public attention to focus on the man believed to be Philadelphia's Kensington Strangler. The Kensington Strangler recently murdered his third victim, Casey Maloney, whose last known address was in the Poconos, near East Stroudsburg. As with other murder victims, Maloney was sexually assaulted and strangled to death earlier this month.
Ernst and Young Misused REPOs, Says Cuomo Lawsuit - Yahoo! NewsANALYSIS | Ernst and Young is one of America's Big Four account firms; REPO 105 is a legal accounting maneuver that helped Lehman Brothers look good to investors—right up until the financial firm collapsed in late 2008. Andrew Cuomo is New York Governor-elect and current Attorney General, recently occupied in investigating questionable accounting practices and corporate misdealing in the collapse of firms like Lehman Brothers. Ernst and Young, Andrew Cuomo, and REPO 105 are all joined in a lawsuit filed against the giant accounting firm.
Military Keeps Prince William from Kate Middleton for Christmas - Yahoo! NewsOne of the most difficult challenges for a prince in the military is what to wear.
ROI: Why iPads Make Lousy Christmas Gifts - WSJ.comHow dumb are people? Apple is coming out with iPad II in 2011. (Mr. Cordwell predicts April.) That means fanatics won't be seen dead with this year's model, and you'll be able to get it much cheaper. Try eBay or buy it "refurbished" direct from Apple
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Harry Reid: Lady Gaga, Have Your Boy Tweet My Boy - Yahoo! News#mwpphu-containerBeing Congress' reigning sexagenarian hipster, Reid sent two "tweets" to Lady Gaga. The first "tweet" @LadyGaga boasted that "#DADT was on its way to becoming history." With Manhattan upper-east-sider Lady Gaga being the personification of Democrats' progressive platform, Reid felt the need to clue in the doyenne of performance art in advance of the outcome.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Pfc. Bradley Manning is Next Hero of Organized Left - Yahoo! NewsThere is torture in the Salon story, but it mainly concerns the grammar and the sourcing of Glenn Greenwald's writing. The gold mine of information in the Greenwald article is heavy on opinion, short on facts and relies heavily on the "standards of many nations" for its credibility. And what's that about "even torture?" If Greenwald believes Manning is being tortured, he shouldn't be too embarrassed to say so directly.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is Just the Beginning - Yahoo! NewsI wonder if the North Korean/ROK troops who busted up that South Korean Island are worried about DADT repeal?
Friday, December 17, 2010
Disability Rules Revised for Horses and Dogs in the Classroom - Yahoo! NewsThere are times when it's appropriate to bring a horse to school and times when it is not. How is a person to know the difference?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Palestinian Authority cracks down on mosques to promote moderate IslamWhat to believe. The Palestinian Authority tells Imams to chill the extremist rhetoric..... but can they crack Hamas?
President Obama to Review Afghanistan Plan Thursday - Yahoo! News#mwpphu-post-formThere's an element of cognitive-dissonance in the conduct of the Afghan war. The troops have fought the war with determination and grit while many of the politicians at home have behaved like—well, politicians.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Stockholm Bomber Angered at Lars Vilks' Right of Free Speech - Yahoo! NewsCitizens of western societies are constantly reminded they live in free and open societies. They are lectured by politicians on the correctness of passivity more than they are encouraged to face facts. Western society is tolerant beyond all measure to newcomers and yet happy to curtail the freedoms of generational inhabitants.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Tax Cut Extension Showdown Divides Congress for Second Week - Yahoo! NewsSince the tax compromise with Republicans was announced, President Obama's point men have been out in force in the major media to stanch the rivulets of blood flowing from the stab wounds inflicted on the tax deal by angry Democrats like Anthony Weiner of New York. Wiener's criticism of the President drew pushback from Rev. Al Sharpton , giving the contretemps the semblance of comic opera.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Comparing American and Irish Deficits - Yahoo! NewsThe Celtic Tiger has been caged and helpless after years of prosperity and growth. Some defined the heart of problem: an incredible technology boom followed by a real estate bust. That sounded familiar, including the part about "thieving ministers."
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Video thought to show American held in Afghanistan - Yahoo! NewsI'll bet the Taliban is using WikiLeaks document information to brainwash this man... Assange is a real hater, that's for sure.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Losing Track of My Self-Interest is a Recession Hazard - Yahoo! NewsI have a good plan for the economy. Obama resigns for incompetence, Ben Bernanke takes off in a helicopter, Nancy Pelosi resumes her trade at a corner in San Francisco....
Charlie Gasparino vs. Dylan Ratigan#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000
Charlie Gasparino vs. Dylan Ratigan#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000#comment-4cfd4d744bd7c89272010000Appropos of nothing, I just thought this video clip is interesting on a whole lot of levels... Somepin' was 'bout to jump off...
Saturday, December 4, 2010
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange and Bradley Manning: Hearts Together to Save the World - Yahoo! News In a dark corner of the White House complex, or perhaps in the halls of the Attorney General's office, Julian Assange hides under diplomatic protection.... No, really!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange and Bradley Manning: Hearts Together to Save the World - Yahoo! NewsManning's strongest supporters are on the far left, with avowedly Marxist organizations like Internationalist. But the notion that the U.S. military should function like a gateway to worldwide group therapy has considerable cachet among America's mainstream establishment liberals. Blind to the larger harm, Manning's supporters focus on small truths, trumpeting wide-of-the-mark paens to free speech and constitutional rights. It's all rather dull-witted, but for the anti-war liberals who carry water for the Assange-Manning-WikiLeaks cause, it is dogma.