Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New York City Bags Tea Party Activist Mark Meckler - Yahoo! News

New York City Bags Tea Party Activist Mark Meckler - Yahoo! News

COMMENTARY | Congress needs to pass a national permit to carry weapons, even one that's limited to legal passage in transit. Some states have reciprocity agreements with other states, but one must be careful of restrictions, cautions the "gunlaws" website.

New York City gun laws have criminalized an otherwise law-abiding American citizen when it arrested Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler at LaGuardia Airport.

Gun-control crusaders on Twitter were initially heartened at the bonus catch of bagging a tea party founder but now Second Amendment advocates are battling back.

Going the Wrong Way on Electric Car Highway - Yahoo!

Going the Wrong Way on Electric Car Highway - Yahoo!

COMMENTARY | We can hardly meet our energy needs wearing beanies with wind-driven propellers while continuing to rely on unstable Middle Eastern countries.

The life preserver for the economy and for individual Americans could be the revamped bipartisan 2011 Nat Gas Bill, according to the website of a popular trucking news magazine.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Can Corzine Pull a $1.2 Billion Rabbit Out of His Hat? - Yahoo! News

Can Corzine Pull a $1.2 Billion Rabbit Out of His Hat? - Yahoo! News:

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Is Corzine directly responsible for the losses?

Under licensing, law and regulation, Corzine had a strict obligation to follow the rules against commingling funds. However, Corzine has released a stunning prepared statement in which he claims not to know where $1.2 billion dollars is. Asked by a congressman if he'd authorized the commingling of customer funds, Corzine made an ambiguous response saying he didn't "intend" for that to happen

Natural Gas Honda Civic Beats Electric Volt as the Right Green Car - Yahoo! News

Natural Gas Honda Civic Beats Electric Volt as the Right Green Car - Yahoo! News: "My idea of a hybrid car is one without the electric motor, battery not included. Natural gas vehicles seemed a far better environmental and energy solution than either electrics or hybrids.
Didn't Volt fans realize that electric came from burning oil, coal, from hydro or nuclear plants, all of which were viewed as threats to the environment?"

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My idea of a hybrid car is one without the electric motor, battery not included. Natural gas vehicles seemed a far better environmental and energy solution than either electrics or hybrids.
Didn't Volt fans realize that electric came from burning oil, coal, from hydro or nuclear plants, all of which were viewed as threats to the environment?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Corzine Didn’t Answer Important Question at Congressional Hearing - Yahoo! News

Corzine Didn’t Answer Important Question at Congressional Hearing - Yahoo! NewsDon Corzini, otherwise known as Jon Corzine mugged like Frankie Pentangelo in Godfather II. He thinks you're too stupid to catch on...

Click the headline for a quick briefingi--whatit's about.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Couldn’t Escape TV Series “Harry’s Law” - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

I Couldn’t Escape TV Series “Harry’s Law” - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.comYou're supposed to empathize with the defendant.

"I didn't want to hurt anyone," the woman defendant sobs pitifully in court.

But right away, I'm thinking there's something wrong with me, that I'm anti-social or have a psychopathic personality. I don't feel sorry for the defendant at all.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Is the Chevy Volt the New Corvair? - Yahoo! News

Is the Chevy Volt the New Corvair? - Yahoo! News

Remember the Ford Edsel? How about the Chevy Corvair? Both cars figure prominently on Time Magazine's "50 Worst Cars of All Time" list.

Ralph Nader killed the rear engine Chevy Corvair but wasn't charged with vehicular homicide. A head-on collision usually ended up with the other car in your lap and your torso impaled on your own steering wheel.

So where are you now that we need you, Ralph Nader?

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Recording Points to Syracuse Assistant Basketball Coach Bernie Fine - Yahoo! News

Recording Points to Syracuse Assistant Basketball Coach Bernie Fine - Yahoo! News

Until a recording of a dialogue between Laurie Fine and Bobby Davis resurfaced, it looked as if Bernie Fine, assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University, might dodge the bullet. Fine and coach Jim Boeheim were quick to disparage allegations of child sex abuse levied against Fine. Now that has changed. Fine was fired Sunday and Boeheim says it the right thing to do.

Why didn't the recording surface earlier?

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Defense Counters in Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Charges - Yahoo! News

Defense Counters in Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Charges - Yahoo! News..................................The term "bombshell" is tossed around so much as a teaser to news stories that people are numb to it. Not so with the accusations of child sex abuse against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

There were immediate convulsions of anger, revulsion, and shock at the allegations made against Sandusky.

However, a resourceful defense strategy could conceivably get Sandusky cleared of some charges. As always, there are questions:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

After Egypt Perp Walk, American College Students Return Home - Yahoo! News

After Egypt Perp Walk, American College Students Return Home - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | What could be more embarrassing than being arrested on the rooftops of the American University of Cairo with Molotov cocktails in hand? I could only think of two things worse.
Being shot dead is one of them. The second most embarrassing thing is to have your picture transmitted worldwide in a group shot, telltale bottles presumably filled with flammable liquid, held in your hands.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Iran -- The Real Flame War - Yahoo! News

Iran -- The Real Flame War - Yahoo! NewsWe are in a time warp, back where we were in 2008 when Sen. John McCain was caught happily parodying that 1960s tune, singing "bomb, bomb, bomb ... bomb, bomb Iran."

The Middle East is more volatile than ever after repeated waves of revolution and NATO bombings. Islamists envision a Middle East without Israel and an Ayatollah with nuclear weapons

Penn State Lessons -- Male-on-Male Sex Predation Often Hidden - Yahoo! News

Penn State Lessons -- Male-on-Male Sex Predation Often Hidden - Yahoo! NewsWhen sexual abuse occurs with a male perpetrator and male victims, there is a strong tendency, especially on the part of university athletic departments, to either hide it behind a wall of pseudo-masculinity or to make it disappear in the black hole of political correctness.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Penn State Child Abuse Allegations Recall East Stroudsburg University Scandal - Yahoo! News

Penn State Child Abuse Allegations Recall East Stroudsburg University Scandal - Yahoo! NewsThe often attributed Dostoevski line: "If God doesn't exist, then everything is permitted" line reflects the problem. The extreme liberties which educational institutions often necessarily sanction can also shelter criminality and repetitive psychopathic behavior.

Why were the allegations against Jerry Sandusky secreted in the administrative lockbox of a prestigious university?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Obama’s Significant Others: Valerie Jarrett and Penny Pritzker - Yahoo! News

Obama’s Significant Others: Valerie Jarrett and Penny Pritzker - Yahoo! NewsPresident Obama's chief 2008 fundraiser, Penny Pritzker, is CEO of Pritzker Realty Group.

Courting Chicago's well-known wealthy Pritzker family paid off big for the man who would become president. It was fellow Chicagoan and long-time Obama friend Martin Nesbitt who introduced Obama and Pritzker.

Not ironically, it was Pritzker money that financed Nesbitt's successful startup of The Parking Spot.

Factbox: Jon Corzine and the MF Global Bankruptcy - Yahoo! News

Factbox: Jon Corzine and the MF Global Bankruptcy - Yahoo! NewsAs top man at MF Global, Corzine was not subject to the degree of oversight and monitoring which might have limited the firm's risk had the investments been made at by a lower level executive. Corzine's headlong plunge into risky investments seems to have been a case of the tail wagging the dog with the board of directors applauding.

Friday, October 28, 2011

U.S. Foreign Policy a Jigsaw Puzzle with Pieces that Don't Fit - Yahoo! News

U.S. Foreign Policy a Jigsaw Puzzle with Pieces that Don't Fit - Yahoo! NewsThe strange thing about the Libyan venture was that most Americans got behind the president on the face of it. Gadhafi was the long-time bad guy, the boogie-man who had ordered the Lockerbie bombing. Meanwhile, Abdel al-Megrahi, one of the guys who actually did the bombing, is being sheltered in the arms of the people that President Obama, the French, and the British put into power in Libya.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

DOW Hits 12,000 Mark on Greek Debt Resolution: Q & A - Yahoo! News

DOW Hits 12,000 Mark on Greek Debt Resolution: Q & A - Yahoo! NewsWhy is today's move different from other up and down market fluctuations?

An S&P above 1230 at the end of the month is a good sign. But stock market traders say that an S&P 1275 level would be even better because that's what people who chart the markets say is the "200 day moving average." Typically, breaking out of the 200-day old pattern on the up side leads investors to believe there will be more gains ahead.

High-Profile Killers Haunt Incumbent Martin in Lehigh County, Pa., Race - Yahoo! News

High-Profile Killers Haunt Incumbent Martin in Lehigh County, Pa., Race - Yahoo! NewsWho is Charles Cullen and what crimes did he commit?

Charles Cullen is known in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as the "serial-killer nurse." Cullen is accused to have killed as many as 40 patients at hospitals and nursing homes during his 16-year career as a registered nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania hospitals and nursing homes. His modus operandi, says the state, was to administer fatal overdoses of dangerous drugs to patients he selected for unknown reasons.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Public Execution & Sharia Law; Obama's Libya Legacy

Why is it that the United Nations is going to conduct a probe of Gadhafi’s torture and public execution? Didn’t they see the video? It’s plain as day the barbarians were having a good old time stabbing and bludgeoning Gadhafi –before they bravely shot him point blank.
Then they posed with the former dictator, a fresh kill bathed in blood. Followed by a circus in which the locals could get in line and gape at the two corpses. Therapeutic, you could say.
Lots of bloody fun was had by all. Even Hillary Clinton joined in, raising the dignity of the state department by gloating and laughing over the savage and barbaric spectacle. Google the CBS video, and see for yourself.
The Obama administration must truly believe the torture and execution of the “Madman of the Middle East” is something to be proud of, for there are no calls for restraint, just the usual victory lap.
I suppose the justification for all that is the Gadhafi was a bad guy, and did things that were just as bad. But if that is justification, then why the screaming from the Obama White House about little things like waterboarding KSM, a man who murdered thousands of people?
But there are reasons for the rule of law. Ever hear of the Nuremburg trials, in which Nazi criminals of even more monumental proportions were treated in a dignified manner befitting the legal foundations of great nations.
Gadhafi was captured alive. There was a chance for the “rebels” to demonstrate a common humanity and a sense of justice rather than the naked barbarism which was fortunately captured on film.
If the Libyans were proud of what they’d done, then why did they try to hide it by tall tales? First there were stories that Gadhafi had been shot in the legs and “bled out” on his way to the hospital. When that fib didn’t fly, Jabril came up with another whopper, that Gadhafi was shot to death in a cross-fire between loyalists and rebel fighters.
It shows a kind of disrespect and condescension, a belief that Americans are so stupid that they will believe that the people pummeling Gadhafi, slapping at him with fists and pistol-whipping him, and propping him bleeding on the hood of a truck, were doing so while “loyalist” bullets were flying about their heads.
But they are half-right to condescend to us stupid Americans. Some of the great lights on CNN tried their damndest to repeat the lies, to rationalize the brutality and the blood lust and the hatred. The poor dear Libyans were sooooo oppressed by Gadhafi that this disgusting, dehumanizing, barbarism was completely justified.
There was no need for humanity where Gadhafi was concerned. The hypocrites might be opposed to capital punishment in the U.S. for murderers, rapists, and other monsters, but they erupt into orgasms at the sight of savages ripping at Gadhafi’s wounds.
It was obscene. It doesn’t speak well for the people of the so-called National Transition Council. Instead of choosing to be a country, they have chosen to be for nothing. They have declared that Sharia will be the law of the land. They think that they are heroes by following in the wake of NATO bombing and stealing, robbing, murdering, and imprisoning suspected loyalists for have the wrong skin color.
Of course, there will be secrecy and lies from in the “liberated” Libya. We still don’t know what happened to General Abdel Younis, who defected to help the rebels, was called for a “discussion” with the NTC and then assassinated. It’s the New Libya…just like the Old Libya.
Thank you, Mr. Obama. Mission accomplished.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Social Security’s Rep Payee Program an Open Invitation to Defraud - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

Social Security’s Rep Payee Program an Open Invitation to Defraud - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.comHow did it happen that a criminal team could hold mentally incapable people hostage in a Philadelphia basement while stealing their Social Security checks?

It's easy, and it happens all the time.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Currency Manipulation -- Q-and-A - Yahoo! News

Currency Manipulation -- Q-and-A - Yahoo! NewsTo most Americans, the trade in global currencies may seem something of an abstraction but not for those who shop at Dollar Store, Walmart and other vendors of low cost goods manufactured in China. Tariffs would result in higher prices to consumers.

What is currency manipulation?

In the U.S., "currency" means the dollar. China's currency is the yuan. There are things governments can do to increase or decrease the value of their currency. When one's own country acts to lower the value of its currency, it is politely called "monetary policy." When trade competitors do it, we call it "currency manipulation." There has been a strong inclination from some quarters in the U.S. to punish the Chinese for the influx of cheap imports. Tariffs are the instrument of punishment in S 1619.

Currency Manipulation -- Q-and-A - Yahoo! News

Currency Manipulation -- Q-and-A - Yahoo! NewsTo most Americans, the trade in global currencies may seem something of an abstraction but not for those who shop at Dollar Store, Walmart and other vendors of low cost goods manufactured in China. Tariffs would result in higher prices to consumers.

What is currency manipulation?

In the U.S., "currency" means the dollar. China's currency is the yuan. There are things governments can do to increase or decrease the value of their currency. When one's own country acts to lower the value of its currency, it is politely called "monetary policy." When trade competitors do it, we call it "currency manipulation." There has been a strong inclination from some quarters in the U.S. to punish the Chinese for the influx of cheap imports. Tariffs are the instrument of punishment in S 1619.

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Relying on the Kindness of Corporate Strangers - Yahoo! News

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Relying on the Kindness of Corporate Strangers - Yahoo! NewsThe Occupy Wall Street protestors propose no remedies, and answer few questions.

- What should the president do to create jobs?

- Do you want the government to nationalize and regulate all private industry?

- Do you think the U.S. should set high tariffs to curtail cheaper foreign imports?

- Is your occupation of Wall Street aimed at saving lives in Darfur or lives of the snail darter?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wall Street Protests: Co-Opting the Revolution - Yahoo! News

Wall Street Protests: Co-Opting the Revolution - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | The movement officially began with the moniker "Occupy Wall Street," but I prefer the more reflective "Citizens Against Nearly Everything."

Symptomatic of the shotgun approach to protest, one news clip depicted a woman carrying a sign advocating for the establishment of a Palestinian state. The beauty of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement is that you can protest anything and everything.

Dark and nefarious Wall Street financiers rigged world economic conditions to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state. Sure, why not?

If there was a focus at all, it was on that giant concatenation of interlocking financial linkages known in the popular lexicon as "Wall Street." Somewhere in the labyrinth of collateralized debt obligations, mortgage derivatives, "swaps," and global ETFs, there were larcenous financiers who accepted taxpayer bailouts and spurned the unemployed.

Helicopter Crash Prompts Call for New Small-Aircraft Restriction in NYC - Yahoo! News

Helicopter Crash Prompts Call for New Small-Aircraft Restriction in NYC - Yahoo! News.....
COMMENTARY | I shuddered one October day in 2006 when I heard the live broadcast of a small plane which crashed into an apartment building on New York City's Upper East Side, close to where our daughter shared an apartment with three other young women.

After a few minutes of frantic phone calling, we connected and found her at a window watching the flames in the building across the street and a few buildings down from her own.

The crash killed New York Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor. Such accidents are not common in New York City, but neither are they rare.

A helicopter crash Tuesday in New York City's East River killed 40 year old Australian tourist Sonia Marra Nicholson. Three other passengers survived and are receiving medical attention. Pilot Paul Dudley swam to safety and refused

Monday, October 3, 2011

Italian Court Acquits Knox and Sollecito of Murder in Perugia - Yahoo! News

Italian Court Acquits Knox and Sollecito of Murder in Perugia - Yahoo! NewsKnox's characterization as a "she-devil' and a sex-obsessed succubus who, within a short period of time teamed up with virtual strangers in a paroxysm of orgiastic violence, ultimately didn't stand up.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Obama Drops the ‘Bedroom Slippers’ Bomb - Yahoo! News

Obama Drops the ‘Bedroom Slippers’ Bomb - Yahoo! NewsThe "marching shoes" reference intended to capture the civil rights spirit and seemed a matter of political desperation, according to Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy.

But the "bedroom slippers" allusion was baffling. Was the "bedroom slippers" allusion supposed to be a metaphor for laziness or complacency?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Lose the Hijab: American Diplomats, Wives, and Reporters - Yahoo! News

Lose the Hijab: American Diplomats, Wives, and Reporters - Yahoo! News think it's annoying as hell when American female reporters have to wear a hijab. If you wear it while reporting, you should wear it all the time at home, too---if that's what you believe. Oh, duh!...that's the point isn't it? Submit to Muslim oppression of woman, gays, "infidels"...... just to show how internationalist you are. crock of b.s. it's weak.

Chris Christie Unlikely as Savior of the Republic - Yahoo! News

Chris Christie Unlikely as Savior of the Republic - Yahoo! NewsThe tri-state newspaper stories which are passionately hyping a Christie run drop big names like Kissinger, Bush, and Pataki but most such references are not sourced and even Mitt Romney welcomed a Christie run saying it would "be fun."

Ask Rick Perry how much fun he had in the most recent GOP debate when he got flummoxed and then wrapped around the axle. Perry was smooth and composed when he made a CNBC appearance yesterday, but people will remember his stricken look and a dangling debate response that went nowhere.

Why Christie Buzz Won’t Go National - Yahoo! News

Why Christie Buzz Won’t Go National - Yahoo! NewsChristie's approval ratings are rising with his leap into national prominence and his California speech Tuesday night added to his stature. The eastern newspapers seem to be having their Chris Matthews moments and have thrills running up and down their legs.

Rezlan Ferdaus was ‘Radicalized’ by Islam, Not the Internet - Yahoo! News

Rezlan Ferdaus was ‘Radicalized’ by Islam, Not the Internet - Yahoo! NewsRezlan Ferdaus was born into comfortable circumstances, graduated from "diverse" Northeastern University, lived a life that many less fortunate Americans would envy. None of that mattered.

The most important act of Ferdaus' life was to load up remote-controlled airplanes with C-4 explosives and fly them into the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol building. He planned then to have assault teams murder anyone fleeing the building with machine-gun fire or grenades.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Flip-Flopping the Death Penalty: Troy Davis and Lawrence Brewer Executions - Yahoo! News

Flip-Flopping the Death Penalty: Troy Davis and Lawrence Brewer Executions - Yahoo! NewsApparently, death penalty opponents are politically motivated, and arbitrary in their opposition. Worse, they are dishonest in presenting themselves as interested in moral justice.

Clinton Era Nostalgia and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process - Yahoo! News

Clinton Era Nostalgia and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | Ex-presidents are often more appreciated than sitting ones, and the "love" is not conditioned upon passing any bills.

Touting his Global Initiative, the popular former president Bill Clinton has been making the media rounds this week. Today's stop was at the "Morning Joe" program on MSNBC.

With President Barack Obama's approval ratings dropping, the man whom writer Toni Morrison praised as "America's first black president" likely has today's Democratic leadership longing for the days when their president had a firm grasp of economics and a pragmatic foreign policy.

Pennsylvania Juggalo Killers Found Guilty of Murder - Yahoo! News

Pennsylvania Juggalo Killers Found Guilty of Murder - Yahoo! NewsShawn Freemore thought he could outwit lead prosecutor Michael Mancuso, a dogged prosecutor with considerable stamina, and a grasp of the dizzying disparities in the statements Freemore gave to investigators.

Mancuso replayed audio clips of rap narratives detailing the night of horror while simultaneously displaying photos of the dead man lying frozen in the snow and at the morgue, with deep facial, head, and neck gashes, slashes, all just where the rap-poems said they would be.

Then there was that deepest gash of all, the one that went through Michael Goucher's neck and passed through cartilage and tissue and bone to the other side.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Second suspect testifies in Juggalo murder trial | PoconoRecord.com

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Guilty verdict in Juggalo murder trial | PoconoRecord.com

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Defendant Takes the Stand in Juggalo Homicide Trial - Yahoo! News

Defendant Takes the Stand in Juggalo Homicide Trial - Yahoo! NewsThe rap compositions did not in themselves mean anything, said Seagrave's defense attorney, Joe D'Andrea. But the lines composed by the defendants were damning.

"He sat next to me and I stabbed the (expletive) right in the neck and head. … He choked and started running but his (expletive) was dead. … He wanted to (expletive) from friend but we (expletive) him instead. … He was begging, begging, begging but Skippy said 'no' so I left the blade in his neck."

It fit with Freemore's confession. Of course, it was all art and poetry, according to the defense.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

American Support for Israel -- Can You Hear Us Now? - Yahoo! News

American Support for Israel -- Can You Hear Us Now? - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | The Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood via the United Nations is fast becoming the black hole of foreign policy space, sucking in Obama administration officials and providing opportunities to step into the vacuum for Republican presidential candidates.

Through its policy statements and public snubs of Israeli officials, the White House has invited what today has become something of a political disaster for the administration.

President Barack Obama has lost a great deal of support among the American Jewish community, which gave him 77 percent of its vote in 2008. Currently, the president's approval rating among Jewish voters has dropped to 55 percent.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Perfection Under A Red Umbrella: Regulation Nation~An Army Of Regulators

Perfection Under A Red Umbrella: Regulation Nation~An Army Of RegulatorsA mind boggling 4,225 laws are placed in the federal regulatory pipeline to become law and 224 are considered economically significant, wielding an estimated economic impact of $22 billion dollars annually.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bachmann Bites the Twitter Dust with HPV Vaccine Retardation Remarks - Yahoo! News

Bachmann Bites the Twitter Dust with HPV Vaccine Retardation Remarks - Yahoo! NewsOf Republican-leaning Twitter users, there are people who pride themselves on being the purest of conservatives, engaged in a perpetual exercise in brinkmanship.

If you tweet that the White House should deploy 4,500 additional agents to protect U.S. borders, the "top conservative" Twitter users will go one up on you and tweet that government should round up illegals and take them on a Bataan death march to the border.

I tweeted Monday's CNN debate was because I needed pare down my list. On the basis of that debate, I dropped Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul

Solyndra Stigma Hangs Over Solar - Yahoo! News

Solyndra Stigma Hangs Over Solar - Yahoo! NewsThe lack of due diligence precipitating the Solyndra collapse has given it the stigma of a special needs industry.

The FBI raided Solyndra's California offices and carted out boxes of documents, loaded them on trucks and drove them away for analysis. Deep within those financial records will be the story of a company that stoked the Obama administration's environmental fantasies in exchange for taxpayer cash.

House Hearings to Get Answers on Solyndra's Taxpayer Assets - Yahoo! News

Solyndra, Inc. - Strategic Analysis ReviewHouse Hearings to Get Answers on Solyndra's Taxpayer Assets - Yahoo! NewsIt must have been embarrassing for the White House last week when teams of FBI agents wearing those dark jackets emblazoned with huge yellow lettering and the initials F.B.I. raided the California offices of solar energy company Solyndra.

The agents piled several boxes of documents and financial records onto a truck, and took them off to be analyzed.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

10th Anniversary of 9/11 was More Important to Me Than I Thought - Yahoo! News

10th Anniversary of 9/11 was More Important to Me Than I Thought - Yahoo! NewsSunday, I woke up from a nap in the middle of the afternoon with a voice penetrating my sleep. Sarah McLaughlin was singing "I will remember you" at the opening of the Pennsylvania memorial in Shanksville, where Todd Beamer formed an impromptu American militia and they took Flight 93 down into flames and history.

It was very moving, and so are the ceremonies which continue today.

Comedian Jon Stewart Axes Jon Huntsman - Yahoo! News

Comedian Jon Stewart Axes Jon Huntsman - Yahoo! NewsBecause of his unceasingly liberal-left slant on current events, clips of political satirist Jon Stewart's show are routinely aired as introductory pieces on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Stewart is popular, smart, and committed to liberal politics. His "Daily Show" features clever satires of political figures like GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman.

Huntsman earned the comedy spotlight by saying recently that the Republican Party was in danger of becoming "anti-science."

"Who on the stage is anti-science?" asked moderator John Harris, at Wednesday's GOP debate.

Will Obama's Jobs Speech Inspire Confidence? - Yahoo! News

Will Obama's Jobs Speech Inspire Confidence? - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | There are no great expectations of the president's jobs speech slated for tonight. The bottom line is that the economy needs at least 150,000 new jobs per month to break even, and GDP must grow at a minimum of 3 percent.

In simplified terms, there are two opposing political philosophies at work.

There is the Keynesian model of getting federal money into the economy by one means or another. People who hold this view believe that past Obama stimulus plans failed because the government didn't spend enough on infrastructure jobs, unemployment benefits, federal hiring, 'green' technology, and social welfare.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Floods: a Reflection - Yahoo! News

Northeastern Pennsylvania Floods: a Reflection - Yahoo! NewsFIRST PERSON | It's wet in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I've been trying to avoid talking about it because of my deep-rooted psychological demons.

We are high on a hill and the rains which began with Hurricane Irene and continue to Lee and Katia have made life uncomfortable for us but not devastating.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Social Security Disability Programs Have Structural Problems - Yahoo! News

Social Security Disability Programs Have Structural Problems - Yahoo! News The Yahoo! News web site today published an article explaining in detail how the Social Security Disability system will be bankrupted even before the retirement and Medicare programs.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the disability program will run out of money in 2017, as opposed to 2040 for the Retirement and Medicare system.
Lots of people need and deserve social security disability benefits. However, there are many people receiving benefits who have simply defeated the system.

Rick Perry Targeted the Fed, Not Bernanke - Yahoo! News

Rick Perry Targeted the Fed, Not Bernanke - Yahoo! News.....
COMMENTARY | People who are suffering most from this recession speak of policy issues in blunt terms, and not in the refined, euphemistic way that political officials spoon-feed information to them.

When your gasoline bill for a single fill-up at the gas station is $60 or more, it's not uncommon to hear people say &()*(&)* to those folks in Washington.

Easton Says President Obama Could Return from Vacation with Great Idea - Yahoo! News

Easton Says President Obama Could Return from Vacation with Great Idea - Yahoo! News

Reporter Nina Easton, a member of the Fox News panel on Brett Baier's "Special Report," unwittingly teased the audience with high hopes for a vigorous presidential message.

"After all, FDR went on vacation at a critical time and came back with the Lend-Lease program," she said.

To which the acerbic Washington Post writer Charles Krauthammer replied: "If the President comes back with a Lend-Lease program, I'll change and become a Democrat."

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Is Rick Perry the One Republicans Have Been Waiting For? - Yahoo! News

Is Rick Perry the One Republicans Have Been Waiting For? - Yahoo! News........This story comes from the Yahoo! Contributor Network, where individuals publish their unique perspectives on some of the world’s most popular websites. Do you have a story to tell? Become a Yahoo! contributor......Is Rick Perry the One Republicans Have Been Waiting For?
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COMMENTARY | Give Texas Gov. Rick Perry a big welcome of applause. He sure knows how to create a sense of drama surrounding the announcement today that he'll run for president.

With the Ames Straw Poll in progress in Iowa, the long, tall Texan headed to South Carolina, another early primary voting state, where the official announcement took place. If the "long, tall Texan" tag sounds a bit too fatuous, consider that many Republicans have greeted the current field of candidates with yawns and snide comments.

Not me. At this point, I like them all. America needs to turn from the path of European socialism-lite, and any of the GOP candidates will do.

I identify with Rick Perry already. Like the Texas governor, I sometimes take a pistol with me when I'm jogging or hiking along lonely roads and trails. Pennsylvania has more bears than thugs, but neither is in short supply.

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President Obama Has a Huge Fan in Iowa Farm Country - Yahoo! News

President Obama Has a Huge Fan in Iowa Farm Country - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | During the rancorous budget deficit debate, President Barack Obama's strategy was to position himself above the fray and be remembered for applying a guiding hand to the incorrigible children of Congress. The media dutifully played along, emphasizing the president vs. Congress scenario outlined by the president's strategists.


The end result was that cognitive-dissonance became the national policy with the creation of a "Super Congress," which effectively assuaged all egos and put the $14.4 trillion debt problem on the shelf for another day.

Congress claimed victory and went home as President Obama's press secretary announced a presidential vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

FBN's Charles Payne Wonders: Is Obama Smart? - Yahoo! News

FBN's Charles Payne Wonders: Is Obama Smart? - Yahoo! NewsPayne criticized what he termed another Obama "campaign speech" Monday, calling it "the worst speech of his presidency." He found particularly galling the president's implication that unlimited unemployment checks were another civil right."

The criticism followed a Payne interview today with Wall Street Journal editorial writer Brett Stephens who is the focus of much attention for an article titled "Is Obama Smart?"

The gist of the article was not that the president was unintelligent, but that Obama is a mediocre man surrounded by media flatterers who habitually elevated Obama's prosaic pronouncements to the level of the divine.

African American Environmentalist Association: Charles Payne and Wall Street Strategies, Inc.

African American Environmentalist Association: Charles Payne and Wall Street Strategies, Inc.Dressing for success and carrying a briefcase in some New York neighborhoods could be a dicey proposition when neighborhood youth couture tends to favor sagging pants and advertised underwear. But Payne is not the kind of guy you’d pick to make fun of. You can easily imagine him switching to street trash talk if hindered on his way to success.
“Out of my way before I get to be slapping you around, son.”

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Obama Administration to Continue War on the Dollar - Yahoo! News

Obama Administration to Continue War on the Dollar - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | The danger of populism is that you could end up in the arms of demagogues who rail at the wealthy and expect you to be satisfied with promises that never materialize. Avoiding that trap, it is perfectly sensible to fight the cheap dollar, and the people who dilute it.

A site called InvestorWords.com defines dollar weakness as currency that can "only be exchanged for a small or decreasing amount of foreign currency."

I won't be buying any foreign currency any time soon; I can hardly afford to visit America.

The InvestorWords definition of a weak dollar explains that a weak dollar favors exports. That's an outmoded definition, though still useful in muting opposition to Obama administration monetary policies.

In fact, what a weak dollar exports most of all is jobs. The financial markets and giant corporations can get funding for free from the U.S. taxpayer and then shelter it by moving jobs, investments, and output to foreign countries where they reap profits in stronger currencies.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Is the New General Motors a Spin Story? - Yahoo! News

Is the New General Motors a Spin Story? - Yahoo! NewsThe good earnings news about the new General Motors may be obscured by a continuing sell-off on Wall Street as the major indexes continue their plunge in the ninth of 10 days . According to Reuters, GM's better than estimated second quarter earnings didn't boost the stock price as an overall market swoon dragged stocks down.

The news of GM's profit is particularly important to the White House, which bailed out the once-doomed U.S. automaker thanks to the largely involuntary largesse of taxpayers.

GM's share price for common stock at the time of its November IPO was $33; today's inter-day price is $26.33.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stocks Continue Longest Slide Since 1978 - Yahoo! News

Stocks Continue Longest Slide Since 1978 - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | The great thing about economic forecasting is that you can rarely be proven wrong. I'm waiting for the day when Bloomberg News, CNBC or Fox Business News begins a daily forecasting interview with a homeless man who lives under a bridge.

"Things are looking up. Today's going to be the day," he'll say with an optimistic smile.

It's the same stuff we've heard from President Barack Obama's economic advisers. If the optimism seems out of place, consider the White House is anxious to avoid any comparison with a 1979 Jimmy Carter malaise speech.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Leibby Kletzky Murder Quickly Wrapped Up; Coronado Death Investigations Pending - Yahoo! News

Leibby Kletzky Murder Quickly Wrapped Up; Coronado Death Investigations Pending - Yahoo! NewsKletzky was abducted on Monday, killed on Tuesday, and by Wednesday New York City police chief Ray Kelly announced Aron's arrest in a press conference which seemed to have all the details.

Norwegian Anders Breivik Identified as Suspect in Oslo Bombing and Youth Camp Massacre - Yahoo! News

Norwegian Anders Breivik Identified as Suspect in Oslo Bombing and Youth Camp Massacre - Yahoo! NewsOn the surface, it appears not to be an Islamist militant who targeted Norwegian government offices in Oslo with explosives and a Labor Party youth camp with bullets. Even so, the MSNBC suggestion of a right-wing extremist attack comes with a question mark.


The Labor Party camp is situated on Utoeya, an offshore island about 40 kilometers from Oslo.

U.S. news sources are reporting that Anders Behring Breivik, 32, could be a right-wing madman,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Case of the Purloined 1933 Double Eagles Resolved in Philadelphia - Yahoo! News

Case of the Purloined 1933 Double Eagles Resolved in Philadelphia - Yahoo! NewsFunny how purloined gold coins can make family secrets bubble to the surface. My beloved grandfather died when I was fourteen, and the youngest of several cousins who regularly visited the cramped family home in Pennsylvania.

Pietro lived next door to my parents and frequently wore a dark vest with a gold pocket watch and chain. Attached to the gold watch chain was a $10.00 gold 'Eagle' coin. He had a vintage shotgun that he'd acquired about a hundred years ago, and when I was a little boy, I'd trundle behind him when he went hunting rabbits.

Pennsylvania Union Files NLRB Complaint to Stop Off-Duty Arrest - Yahoo! News

Pennsylvania Union Files NLRB Complaint to Stop Off-Duty Arrest - Yahoo! NewsThe state is in reform mode, which makes it even harder to explain why the Scranton Policeman's Union picked this year to file a lawsuit against Police Chief Dan Duffy with the National Labor Relations Board.

The NLRB complaint stemmed from an off-duty arrest of a drug dealer by Chief Duffy. The arrest violated the labor contract with the police officer's union, they say.

The police officer's union is interpreting the contract to mean that arrest can only be made by members of the "bargaining unit."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Party's Over for Caylee Anthony, Max Shacknau and Rebecca Zahau - Yahoo! News

Party's Over for Caylee Anthony, Max Shacknau and Rebecca Zahau - Yahoo! NewsIf those many photos of Casey Anthony getting down in the Orlando, Fla., club scene are any indication, there's a downside to the upside of the partying life.


Somewhere along the line in the Florida club scene, Casey lost her baby Caylee and was so conflicted about it she tried to dance all her troubles away. Unfortunately, the poor baby's skeleton was found at the edge of a swampy wood in December 2008.

Life for Casey got all messy after that.


Wendi Deng: The Murdoch with the Big Punch - Yahoo! News

Wendi Deng: The Murdoch with the Big Punch - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | Days ago, the thing that people remembered most about the News of the World scandal was the hacking into the telephone voicemail of murdered schoolgirl Milly Fowler. After Tuesday, the thing they will remember most about the News of the World scandal is the punch Wendi Deng threw to protect spouse Rupert Murdoch from an attacking nobody struggling toward the limelight.

It was a ridiculous scene, something that should have never happened, something that left you worrying that some terrorist could just waltz into a Parliamentary proceeding and begin shooting. Murdoch's attacker, the guy who tried to throw a shaving cream pie in Murdoch's face, is described as a comedian and activist.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gay Republican GOProud Organization to Meet with Michele Bachmann - Yahoo! News

Gay Republican GOProud Organization to Meet with Michele Bachmann - Yahoo! NewsInterrupted while watching a CNN "American Morning" segment hosted by Ali Velshi, I hit the "pause" button so as not to miss the interview he was conducting with GOProud Chairman Chris Barron.

When I returned, the "freeze frame" showed a snarling Velshi beside the gay man who could have passed for a Marine, a corporate CEO, a teacher, a nurse, or anything else in the range of American careers.

It soon became apparent that Barron was there not to explain a point of view, but to be a victim of the host's single-minded purpose.

"A conservative group that also supports gay rights wants to meet with presidential candidate Michele Bachmann," Velshi began.

click on the headline...read the rest...g'head...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cautious Police Statements Belie Deaths of Max Shacknai, Rebecca Zahau - Yahoo! News

Cautious Police Statements Belie Deaths of Max Shacknai, Rebecca Zahau - Yahoo! NewsPolice have described the tragedy as "bizarre," but an additional twist comes from a British newspaper report that a loud party was held at the mansion the day after Max was fatally injured, and a day before Zahau was found dead.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

News Corp's Hacking Intrusions Raise Questions About Media Overreach - Yahoo! News

News Corp's Hacking Intrusions Raise Questions About Media Overreach - Yahoo! NewsThe latest troubles for Murdoch's media empire began with the alleged 2002 intrusion into the voice mail system of murdered British schoolgirl Milly Dowler. If news coverage of Dowler's sensational murder seemed too thorough, it may have been because the tabloid's reporters were listening to her phone messages after she had been killed.

British police believe that News of the World reporters deleted the murdered 13 year old's messages when the voice mailbox became full. That illegal phone activity led Dowler's parents to have false hopes that their child was still alive.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Budget and Deficit Talks Spawn 'Uncivil Discourse' - AKA Trash Talk

Budget and Deficit Talks Spawn 'Uncivil Discourse' - Yahoo! NewsAfter the horrific tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., it was widely assumed that conservative politics pushed Jared Loughner toward a shooting spree. NPR presented a range of opinion on the subject and praised the president's healing words in the aftermath.

Loughner turned out to be a maniac for all political persuasions, but the sharp tone of the dialogue between Republicans and Democrats bubbled to the surface again this week.

"Eric, don't call my bluff," said a frustrated president before quitting budget talks Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Surveillance Video Leads to Suspected Killer of Leibby Kletzky - Yahoo! News

Surveillance Video Leads to Suspected Killer of Leibby Kletzky - Yahoo! NewsIt's a tough decision for any parent to make. Children grow up and demand a certain level of independence.


How much independence to grant Leibby Kletzky became a tragic concern on Monday, the first day the 8-year-old was given permission to walk from his Brooklyn, N.Y., day camp to a spot seven blocks away where he was to meet his mother.

Michele Bachmann Tees Up Iowa Caucuses, Leads in Republican Poll - Yahoo! News

Michele Bachmann Tees Up Iowa Caucuses, Leads in Republican Poll - Yahoo! NewsMichele Bachmann's rise continues to confound political analysts. According to a recent Republican poll of likely Iowa caucus goers, the Minnesota congresswoman is either tied or leading apparent second place holder Mitt Romney.

The latest TIR Republican poll has a 4.4 percent margin of error.

Early polls mean little in terms of final outcomes in political races, but the surprise in this one is that Bachmann has persevered in the face of persistent hammering on liberal blogs and media outlets. It may be that the personal attacks on Bachmann are helping her ratings.

Was Attorney General Holder in the Dark About Operation 'Fast and Furious?' - Yahoo! News

Was Attorney General Holder in the Dark About Operation 'Fast and Furious?' - Yahoo! News In Pennsylvania, I'm a legal gun owner. Because we're soon moving to New York State, I spoke with several New York law enforcement officers about transporting my Bushmaster AR-15 and several thirty-round clips.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Libya Kinetics Extended in Senate Foreign Relations Committee Vote - Yahoo! News

Libya Kinetics Extended in Senate Foreign Relations Committee Vote - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | If you asked an American why the U.S. is involved in Libya, you'd likely get a blank stare, even from military hawks. Outside of Congress, where discontent is building, there is little dialogue with Americans about the conflict in Libya and none attempted.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates was at a loss to explain why we are in Libya, saying the U.S. had no strategic interest there.

Out of curiosity, I asked the question in Yahoo "Answers," a Q-and-A site where question topics range from the mysterious to the serious, and so do the answers.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Was Operation Gunrunner a Pet Project of Gun-Control Senators? - Yahoo! News

Was Operation Gunrunner a Pet Project of Gun-Control Senators? - Yahoo! News

Romney Campaign Stop Knee-Deep in Allentown Weeds - Yahoo! News

Romney Campaign Stop Knee-Deep in Allentown Weeds - Yahoo! NewsALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Mitt Romney stood knee-deep in weeds beside the locked gates of an abandoned Allentown metal fabricating building. It was the same factory President Obama touted in 2009 as an example of what the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act could accomplish.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Casey Anthony Defense Stumbles on Roy Kronk Testimony - Yahoo! News

Casey Anthony Defense Stumbles on Roy Kronk Testimony - Yahoo! NewsRoy Kronk looked like a guy who was prepared to be worked over by defense attorneys. He said "sir" at the end of nearly every response, and tried very hard to be specific in response to Cheney Mason's persistently pointed questions.

His manner was wooden, but willing....

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pennsylvania House Debates Voter Identification with Bill 934 - Yahoo! News

Pennsylvania House Debates Voter Identification with Bill 934 - Yahoo! NewsThere's no doubt that photo ID regs would cut deeply into the Democratic Party voter ranks. ACORN was hit with felony charges and fines for registering Democrats from the phone book. President Carter was on a bi-partisan commission in 2004 to reform the process and said that voter photo ID rules were both practical and desirable to ensure the integrity of the process. The Commission on Electoral Reform cited two cases of massive voter fraud in Wisconsin and Washington state where the outcome was decided (after court trials) by voter fraud. Anecdotally, there was a great deal of voter fraud in 2008, I think. Anyway, rounding up skid row ppl and paying them to vote shouldn't be counted as real votes even for Democrats. At the same time, there are incidences of Republicans doing it, too, but less so. The idea is to stop it--otherwise we're just a New Banana Republic (which somtimes I think we're becoming.) ..

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Was Operation Gunrunner a Pet Project of Gun-Control Senators? - Yahoo! News

Was Operation Gunrunner a Pet Project of Gun-Control Senators? - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | There is a tenuous connection between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Enforcement, Operation Gunrunner, and top Democrats in the Senate, but it's a connection worth looking at.

The quick brief on "Operation Gunrunner" is that it was a misguided ATF plan hatched by as yet unknown ATF officials which allowed guns purchased in the U.S. to "walk" across the borders into Mexico. Anyone tempted to think that would be a good idea should think of trying the same thing with gangs like MS-13 operating in the U.S.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Social Media, Blogs Active in Lauren Spierer Case - Yahoo! News

Social Media, Blogs Active in Lauren Spierer Case - Yahoo! NewsBrooklyn blogger Tony Gatto is reporting a lot of news about Lauren Spierer that's not appearing in the mainstream media.

Gatto has written an article that disputes previously reported news that 20-year-old Spierer was drinking with Rossman at Kilroy's Sports Bar in Bloomington. The blogger seems to have spoken with someone who observed Spierer "pouring her heart out" about drugs she had taken.

Possible New Witness to Lauren Spierer Case, Blogger Says - Yahoo! News

Possible New Witness to Lauren Spierer Case, Blogger Says - Yahoo! Newssomeone comments:

"First of all, yes, there was a person in the back of the truck, but I am pretty certain that it was not Lauren. You cannot tell if it is Lauren in the back of the truck because the picture is not clear enough to make anything out except the truck itself. so I don't see how you can say it was indeed Lauren."

Ican't see it, though..

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Keeping His Job was Always a Long Shot for Anthony Weiner - Yahoo! News

Keeping His Job was Always a Long Shot for Anthony Weiner - Yahoo! NewsWeiner went as noisily as he came. When Democrats got wise, they didn't hesitate to give him the cold shoulder and the quick heave-ho....

Still, you wonder....

Keeping His Job was Always a Long Shot for Anthony Weiner - Yahoo! News

Keeping His Job was Always a Long Shot for Anthony Weiner - Yahoo! NewsWeiner's press conference today might be a good time for Human Abedin to stay home and bake cookies....

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weiner Clueless During Calls for Resignation - Yahoo! News

Weiner Clueless During Calls for Resignation - Yahoo! NewsAn X-rated photo of Anthony Weiner's private parts was reportedly copied by someone in the studio of the "Opie and Anthony" radio show, and then released. As the story is being told, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart made an agreement with the show's producers to keep the photo private. The producers didn't keep their word, according to Breitbart.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Casey Anthony Murder Trial Goes to the Dogs - Yahoo! News

Casey Anthony Murder Trial Goes to the Dogs - Yahoo! NewsDefense Attorney Jose Baez told the court he could not question the canine "witnesses" and that they had no business in a capital murder case. His cross examination of Bones' trainer was succinct and scored points.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Miranda Errors May Void Prosecution Efforts in Casey Anthony Trial - Yahoo! News

Miranda Errors May Void Prosecution Efforts in Casey Anthony Trial - Yahoo! News: "What's a poor cop to do when trying to solve the mysterious death of a child and he has to get the information from a person like Casey Anthony? How do you question a person who leads you to Universal Studios to check on a job she doesn't have? Is there a special protocol to be used to question a young woman says she lost her 2-year old a month ago and didn't mention it to anyone?" What's a poor cop to do when trying to solve the mysterious death of a child and he has to get the information from a person like Casey Anthony? How do you question a person who leads you to Universal Studios to check on a job she doesn't have? Is there a special protocol to be used to question a young woman says she lost her 2-year old a month ago and didn't mention it to anyone?

Rick Santorum Seeks to Fill Conservative Niche in 2012 Elections - Yahoo! News

Rick Santorum Seeks to Fill Conservative Niche in 2012 Elections - Yahoo! NewsThe political referees counted out former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum after his resounding defeat by incumbent Bob Casey in 2006, but the two-term senator is back for another bout. Seeing a staunchly conservative niche not yet fully occupied, Santorum officially announced today he's running for president in 2012.
Good Morning America's George Stephanopoul o s gave Santorum a fair shake in an interview this morning. Was it that Stephanopoulos regarded Santorum as so unlikely a winner that he could afford to tout the former senator's qualifications?
Perhaps, but Stephanopoulos could not justifiably ignore the magnitude of Santorum's defeat in 2006. Casey took 58.7 percent of the Pennsylvania vote compared to 41.3 percent for Santorum.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Other Shoe Drops in the John Edwards Saga - Yahoo! News

The Other Shoe Drops in the John Edwards Saga - Yahoo! NewsEdwards' defenders say the payments were a display of good intentions by a concerned party, determined to shield Elizabeth Edwards from her husband's marital infidelity. Not so fast, said the Federal Election Commission.

Friday, June 3, 2011

President Obama's Reelection Compromised by Stagnant Economy - Yahoo! News

President Obama's Reelection Compromised by Stagnant Economy - Yahoo! NewsBut if history is any guide, Americans don't lodge their votes based on military success

John Edwards charged in felony indictment - Yahoo! News

John Edwards charged in felony indictment - Yahoo! NewsRALEIGH, North Carolina – A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards over massive sums of money spent to keep his mistress in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May ADP Job Growth Figures Refute White House Outlook on Recovery - Yahoo! News

May ADP Job Growth Figures Refute White House Outlook on Recovery - Yahoo! News government economic models were runways, the plane would crash every time. If government and private industry job growth predictions were bullets, most of us would have already been killed by friendly fire.

Here in the U.S., we are constantly being told the economic "recovery" is in full swing. We're out of recession, we've had seven quarters of GDP growth, and just last week Vice President Joe Biden ballyhooed the "success" of the auto industry bailouts.

New York Congressman Weiner Caught in a Quandary - Yahoo! News

New York Congressman Weiner Caught in a Quandary - Yahoo! NewsThe point was not lost on New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who recently claimed his Twitter account was hacked and a lurid-comic photo sent to one of his female "followers" wasn't his. The photo was of a male bulge in some dirty-gray cotton underwear, sexy only in a Woody Allen sense of the word.

People will not soon tire of the "Weiner" double entendre.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Obama's AIPAC Do-Over Draws Mixed Chill, Applause - Yahoo! News

Obama's AIPAC Do-Over Draws Mixed Chill, Applause - Yahoo! News

Cindy Anthony Testimony Reveals a Mother's Deep Wounds - Yahoo! News

Cindy Anthony Testimony Reveals a Mother's Deep Wounds - Yahoo! News"I used pretty much a whole can of Febreze," said Cindy Anthony, continuing her courtroom testimony Tuesday in the capital murder trial of her daughter Casey.
Casey's mother described the efforts she made to remove the odor from the Pontiac Sunfire, which smelled of decomposition even after weeks at an auto impound lot. Cindy and George Anthony were not the first persons to notice the smell of decomposition. Tow truck operator Simon Birch had previously testified he knew "what that smells like."
Cindy Anthony told the court the odor was so strong that it permeated several of the items found in the car. With a mother's concern, Cindy today described how she attempted to remove the odors emanating from the car.
Among the items Cindy Anthony retrieved from the Pontiac Sunfire was Caylee's favorite doll. First using Clorox wipes to clean the doll's face and hands, Cindy felt she needed stronger stuff because the doll's body was soft and had absorbed the odor.
"I sprayed Febreze throughout the car thinking that might help the odor," Cindy explained with tears in her eyes.


It's kind of like that Shakespeare thing: "Out, out, damned spot!"

Jose Baez Struggles Against Weight of Opinion in Casey Anthony Trial - Yahoo! News

Jose Baez Struggles Against Weight of Opinion in Casey Anthony Trial - Yahoo! NewsThe court of public opinion has already rendered a verdict. On Twitter, on Facebook, on blogs, in the comments that follow online news stories, the verdict is nearly unanimous.
Not only is Casey Anthony guilty, but she has been sentenced, too. A common refrain on internet blogs is that "she should fry."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bold Netanyahu Defines an Israel with No Second Chance - Yahoo! News

Bold Netanyahu Defines an Israel with No Second Chance - Yahoo! News: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu huddled forward like a football lineman, alert, determined, his eyes searching. President Obama sat opposite, his long, lanky frame stretched catlike against his chair as Netanyahu laid out three conditions."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lost on the Road to Damascus - Yahoo! News

Lost on the Road to Damascus - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | White House policy stumbles into Syria began before Barack Obama became president. It was 2007 when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit the road for Damascus, overriding Bush state department criticism of her attempted rogue diplomacy. What wish-fulfillment fantasies compelled Pelosi to visit a country officially listed as a "state sponsor of terror?
"The road to Damascus is the road to peace!" Pelosi enthused.


It's taken all this time for the White House to impose half-hearted sanctions--now that 900 people were mowed down by Iran's butt-buddy Assad.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Our Friend and Enemy, Pakistan - Yahoo! News#mwpphu-container

 

Our Friend and Enemy, Pakistan - Yahoo! News#mwpphu-container

The history of the U.S. relationship with Pakistan has been written in shades of gray. The American public was either disinterested or kept in the dark about terrorist intrigues in Pakistan. Pakistanis are angry about being left in the dark about the U.S raid on the bin Laden compound.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lost on the Road to Damascus - Yahoo! News

Lost on the Road to Damascus - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | White House policy stumbles into Syria began before Barack Obama became president. It was 2007 when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit the road for Damascus, overriding Bush state department criticism of her attempted rogue diplomacy. What wish-fulfillment fantasies compelled Pelosi to visit a country officially listed as a "state sponsor of terror?

"The road to Damascus is the road to peace!" Pelosi enthused.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Movies Do Matter: The 'Gasland' Effect - Yahoo! News

Movies Do Matter: The 'Gasland' Effect - Yahoo! NewsRather than oppose the governor's directive on wastewater disposal, Range Resources Corporation, a major natural gas driller, embraced the ban. According to a press release, the corporation developed a refined recycling system which would combine with "other treatment and disposal options." It won't be enough to convince the most zealous anti-drilling advocates, but it is improvement.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Obama Campaign Faces Uphill Climb in Pennsylvania - Yahoo! News

Obama Campaign Faces Uphill Climb in Pennsylvania - Yahoo! NewsExpect the president to drive up to Pennsylvania campaign stops sometime soon in a beat up old Ford, wearing Big Smith Overalls, with a 30-30 in a gun rack at the rear window and a bible handy in the front passenger seat. A John Deere cap might help, too.

Obama Is Likely to Lose - WSJ.com

Obama Is Likely to Lose - WSJ.comYou know the conventional wisdom. It is that unemployment ticking down, plus the economy inching back, plus the power of the presidency to affect events, equals a likely Obama victory in 2012. Smart people, especially Republicans, believe this. But how about this for a thought: It's not true. It's all wrong. Barack Obama can be taken, and his adversaries haven't even noticed. In fact, he will likely lose in 2012. Only one thing can save him. More on that further down.

Republican Presidential Hopefuls: Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

Republican Presidential Hopefuls: Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com"Obamacare takes our health care system in the wrong direction, failing to reduce costs and improve quality. The law infringes on individuals' and states' rights by forcing individuals to purchase a good or service, which is why I joined a lawsuit calling the law unconstitutional. If courts do not do so first, as President, I would support the immediate repeal of Obamacare and replace it with market-based health care reforms."

Friday, April 15, 2011

GOP Should Consider Donald Trump, Allen West 'What If' Scenario - Yahoo! News

GOP Should Consider Donald Trump, Allen West 'What If' Scenario - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | Charlie Sheen may provide ammunition for late night comics but he also imparted at least one important message to America: "Winning!" But while Sheen can simply declare himself a winner, the next president will have to go to the voters to get the nod.

For both major parties, the issue to be decided is whether their 2012 candidate will be ideologically "pure," or a stew of conflicting ideas and actions. President Obama would seem to fit both descriptions, and faces no real primary challengers.

Obama's ideological purity was set early on his background as a social activist and a two-year Senate stint during which he railed against the Iraq war and other Bush policies. But the president now has a record to run on, and that makes the race more difficult for Democrats.

What You Need… Is A Hybrid Van | The Truth About Cars

What You Need… Is A Hybrid Van | The Truth About Carsthis is a video which shows Obama painting himself into a corner in Fairless Hills, PA.

What You Need… Is A Hybrid Van | The Truth About Cars

What You Need… Is A Hybrid Van | The Truth About Carsthis is a video which shows Obama painting himself into a corner in Fairless Hills, PA.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Would Arming Libyan Rebels Help? Other Q&A on the Civil War - Yahoo! News

Would Arming Libyan Rebels Help? Other Q&A on the Civil War - Yahoo! NewsWill NATO bombing be enough to win in Libya?

Not likely. U.S. military strategists planned for an imminent collapse of the Gadhafi regime, but not for a prolonged ground operation. President Obama has many times said he wouldn't put "boots on the ground." Today, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said other countries should shoulder the burden of providing training and command and control.

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#mwpphu-container#mwpphu-containerCOMMENTARY | We're a few days from the April 15 tax deadline. I just received an IRS mail audit tapping us for an additional $708 on top of the thousands we paid in 2009.

It galls me that General Electric and several other large corporations paid zero taxes and have no one hounding them.

Perhaps I can tell the IRS bloodhounds that I've moved my profits offshore, like GE did. Or maybe I could borrow from General Electric's army of tax lawyers, certified public accountants, former Treasury officials, and former members of Congress.

Jozef Wadecki, super tumbler and Internet sensation - Fourth-Place Medal - Olympics Blog - Yahoo! Sports

Jozef Wadecki, super tumbler and Internet sensation - Fourth-Place Medal - Olympics Blog - Yahoo! SportsWe need this guy in our country--check out this this gymnast-- What's it got to do with politics? Well, that's the point.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Libya Crisis Hides Ivory Coast's Bloody African War - Yahoo! News

Libya Crisis Hides Ivory Coast's Bloody African War - Yahoo! NewsThe violence in the West African nation of Ivory Coast had the misfortune to occur during the coalition bombing and war in Libya. The eyes of the Obama administration, and the focus of the world media, had been on Libya.

President Barack Obama justified U.S. cruise missile attacks on Libya as necessary to prevent a "massacre." Yet, Internet habitués were outraged that the savagery in Ivory Coast had been ignored.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's Unofficial! Obama wins by default in 2012 - Yahoo! News#mwpphu-container

It's Unofficial! Obama wins by default in 2012 - Yahoo! News#mwpphu-container: "COMMENTARY | The Republican's best hopes for 2012 lie in people like me. I will vote for just about any Republican candidate just to change the direction of the country from the course it's taken.
Political pundits routinely advise us not to 'underestimate the American electorate.' Yeah, well don't overestimate us, either! Look where we are today."

Friday, March 25, 2011

Social Security Benefits for the Divorced - Yahoo! News

Social Security Benefits for the Divorced - Yahoo! News

Social Security Benefits for the Divorced - Yahoo! News

Social Security Benefits for the Divorced - Yahoo! News: "Why 'Independently Entitled Divorced Spouse' Benefits?
The benefit made sense in our world with its high divorce rate. With a divorce rate more than 50 percent , the chances are one out of two that a woman will be retiring without the company of the man she married. That was the case with Ellen.
Ellen had married, raised children, held a job for many years and was now considering early retirement at age 62. After divorcing, Ellen had made the decision not to remarry."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Regime Change is Unstated Goal of Libya Air Attacks - Yahoo! News

Regime Change is Unstated Goal of Libya Air Attacks - Yahoo! News: "Instead of the devastating impact of Tomahawk cruise missiles, the Arab League perhaps believed the missiles would drop leaflets admonishing Gadhafi to behave.
Gadhafi is described as an evil man but a better description of the Libyan dictator may be that of 'evil genius.' Gadhafi has signaled a strategy which, unless he is directly hit in a bomb strike, would resonate with a public rapidly losing confidence in President Obama.
'We promise you a long war,' said Gadhafi."

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood Hamas Attacks Israel: 50 Mortars Fired - Atlas Shrugs

Muslim Brotherhood Hamas Attacks Israel: 50 Mortars Fired - Atlas Shrugs: "50 mortars fired into Israel, 2 injured; IDF strikes Gaza J Post
IDF responds with tank and helicopter strikes; Hamas claims responsibility for 10 of the mortars; barrage of projectiles explode in Eshkol, Sha'ar Hanegev and Sdot Hanegev regional councils, one building damaged.Civilian areas in southern Israel were heavily shelled by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza on Saturday morning, when more than 50 mortars were fired at the regional councils of Sha'ar Hanegev, Eshkol and Sdot Hanegev."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Social Security Benefits for the Divorced - Yahoo! News

Social Security Benefits for the Divorced - Yahoo! NewsBaby boomers are retiring in record numbers, often due to worries about today's economy. A former co-worker told me recently she'd gotten a surprise during her pre-retirement interview at her local Social Security office.

She was told she was entitled to a Social Security benefit called "Independently Entitled Divorced Spouse." Ellen was therefore presented with the choice of filing under her own record or that of her ex-husband.

Why 'Independently Entitled Divorced Spouse' Benefits?

The benefit made sense in our world with its high divorce rate. With a divorce rate more than 50 percent , the chances are one out of two that a woman will be retiring without the company of the man she married. That was the case with Ellen.

Ellen had married, raised children, held a job for many years and was now considering early retirement at age 62. After divorcing, Ellen had made the decision not to remarry.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NPR -- Radioactive, Unplugged - Yahoo! News

NPR -- Radioactive, Unplugged - Yahoo! NewsCOMMENTARY | NPR's Vivian Schiller is not likely to follow Juan Williams, the man she fired, to a broadcast job at Fox News. Neither will Ron Schiller, in the starring role of a Project Veritas video, as he perpetuates the libel of Jewish media control.

Vivian Schiller resigned as NPR chief after a videotaped meeting in which Senior Vice-President Ron Schiller (no relation) made embarrassing and prejudicial remarks to two men posing as potential Muslim contributors.

In the video, Ron Schiller disparages the Tea Party, Christians, "weird" Evangelicals, and "white, middle-America gun-toting racists." Ron Schiller was nonplussed as the Muslim poseurs engaged him in a clichéd and bigoted characterization of a Tea Party dominated by fanatics and a U.S. media "controlled by Jews" and "Zionists."

Ron Schiller may be a hard man to find. It was initially announced that he planned to leave NPR to work for the Aspen Institute , a liberal advocacy organization with a Palestinian agenda. But now the Aspen Institute has obliterated what used to be a statement announcing the Schiller hiring, and replaced it with one saying he won't be working there.

Yahoo News obtained a copy of the original press release announcing the Ron Schiller hiring. Perhaps the shared values of Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson mentioned in the press releases weren't the right values, after all.