Saturday, January 29, 2011

Twitters Say Pennsylvania Company Manufactured Tear Gas Canisters Used in Egypt Crowd Control - Yahoo! News

Twitters Say Pennsylvania Company Manufactured Tear Gas Canisters Used in Egypt Crowd Control - Yahoo! News: "t's not likely MMFlint will get hurt demonstrating, either. Richard Engel, on the streets of Cairo, at least had some skin in the game as he went on TV from Cairo streets reading the fine print of a tear gas canister. 'Made in the USA by Combined Tactical Systems from Jamestown, Pennsylvania,' it says."

Gulf Coast Economy Limps on Government Promises, Drilling-Permit Hopes - Yahoo! News

Gulf Coast Economy Limps on Government Promises, Drilling-Permit Hopes - Yahoo! NewsThe big headlines may have disappeared along with the Gulf coast jobs, but tar balls are still washing up on the Florida beaches. A recent recon crew report of January 13 shows that only the jobs have vanished, not the tar balls.

3 a.m. Message to President Obama: Egypt Calling - Yahoo! News

3 a.m. Message to President Obama: Egypt Calling - Yahoo! News: "The democracy of the west grew out of long standing liberal ideas, beliefs, and laws of the political systems they replaced. There is no such evolution in the Mideast where revolutionary isn't necessarily evolutionary. Yet, history is not always destiny and a change of government in Egypt need not necessarily follow its tragic pattern. But it may."

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pa. Lawmakers Join Corbett in School-Voucher Push - Yahoo! News

Pa. Lawmakers Join Corbett in School-Voucher Push - Yahoo! News: "School vouchers are not strictly the domain of Republicans. Urban Democrats like Anthony Hardy Williams (D., Philadelphia) feels school choice is a civil rights issue. Along with Republican Senator Jeffrey Piccola , Williams co-sponsored Senate Bill 1. The bill is chiefly aimed at tough Philadelphia city schools beset with poor academic performance and near tragic graduation rates."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Global President and the Pensacola Fishing Forum - Yahoo! News

The Global President and the Pensacola Fishing Forum - Yahoo! News: "Some people would interpret the criticism as 'union busting' rhetoric, but there is no arguing with failure. It was not 'union busting' rhetoric that drove Chrysler and General Motors to bankruptcy and taxpayer bailouts. Was IAM Union President Tom Buffenbarger 'union busting' when he excoriated Mr. Obama's appointment of GE executive Jeff Immelt to the new jobs council?"What is it about the gun control crusaders that makes them think that stricter gun control legislation will be more successful than the Drug Enforcement Agency's interdiction program? Do they instead have in mind a scheme to criminalize constitutionally protected legal behavior and political thinking unlike their own?

Will President Obama Bring Up Gun Control in SOTU? - Yahoo! News

Will President Obama Bring Up Gun Control in SOTU? - Yahoo! News: "What is it about the gun control crusaders that makes them think that stricter gun control legislation will be more successful than the Drug Enforcement Agency's interdiction program? Do they instead have in mind a scheme to criminalize constitutionally protected legal behavior and political thinking unlike their own?"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

No Exit Ramp from America's Debt Addiction - Yahoo! News

No Exit Ramp from America's Debt Addiction - Yahoo! NewsAmerican households compete with farm animals for corn products against a White House especially generous with ethanol subsidies. Ethanol subsidies are a key part of Obama's energy policy. Corn ethanol is subsidized at $.45 cents per gallon -- almost $5 billion per year.

Monday, January 17, 2011

'Attack of the Tiger Mother' Meets 'Defense of the Helicopter Parent' - Yahoo! News

'Attack of the Tiger Mother' Meets 'Defense of the Helicopter Parent' - Yahoo! NewsWho could have imagined that Amy Chua's book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" would have touched off such a firestorm of angst among liberal American parents? Talk about hitting a soft spot. Doctor Christine Carter bristles in the Huffington Post that Chua is all wrong. Carter defensively describes herself as "anything but permissive, even by Chua's standards."

Friday, January 14, 2011

Aftermath of Tucson: Politics Tarnishes the Miracle - Yahoo! News

Aftermath of Tucson: Politics Tarnishes the Miracle - Yahoo! NewsThis is about some brain-dead lady who called into C-Span 2 bug out about Sarah Palin. She called in on the Democrat line. I used to be one of them until it got to be so embarrassing I couldn't take it any more. It was lots different from when I started.

Check out this hypocrisy....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Theory of Mayhem and Meth in Arizona Shooting - Yahoo! News

A Theory of Mayhem and Meth in Arizona Shooting - Yahoo! NewsIt would seem the super-heated environment in the wake of the tragic Arizona shooting would be the wrong time to talk about gun control. I would hardly be the first to bring it up, and I wasn't. Salon online magazine yesterday published a breathy, worshipful piece in praise of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords Reported Clinging to LIfe After Shootings at Public Event - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords Reported Clinging to LIfe After Shootings at Public Event - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.comNews sources in Arizona first reported that Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords died from gunshot wounds sustained while she appeared at a "Congress on Your Corner" town hall style meeting with constituents.
However, hospital reports from the medical center where she was taken now say she clings to life. Reports say that the Congresswoman was not the only one seriously wounded when a gunman opened fire at the open public meeting.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Giuliani: Bloomberg's Snow-Removal Effort a 'Big Mistake' - Yahoo! News

Giuliani: Bloomberg's Snow-Removal Effort a 'Big Mistake' - Yahoo! NewsOn the other hand, Republican Bloomberg is regarded in some circles as a liberal nanny-theorist, a member of the progressive avant-garde. The Jewish mayor angered many when he stepped in to defend Imam Rauf and the proposed Ground Zero Mosque .

Mayor Bloomberg publicly called for a draconian 3-1/2-year sentence for Plaxico Burress. Burress is a former New York Giants football player who accidentally shot himself in the leg in a New York bar. There was no talk of "redemption" or of America being the land of "second chances," as there was with Michael Vick.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm Captured by Twitter, Held Hostage by Facebook - Yahoo! News

I'm Captured by Twitter, Held Hostage by Facebook - Yahoo! NewsI liked that film "The Social Network." It seemed to characterize Mark Zuckerberg as the Grinch who stole FaceMash from the Winkelvoss brothers. If I had to provide an encapsulated review of that film for Twitter, I'd say: "smh ppl 4 got 2 swallow n wnklvss' Xed 4 $$$$$$$."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Increase in Uninsured Motorists a Hazard of the Recession - Yahoo! News

Increase in Uninsured Motorists a Hazard of the Recession - Yahoo! NewsTwo days before Christmas, I was on a country road driving behind an elementary school bus. The bus flashed red warning lights, and stopped to let out children. The line of cars, with me in the lead, stopped behind the bus. This happened twice, without event. When the bus stopped to let out children for the third time, a teen driver slammed into me from behind.

Nancy Pelosi as minority leader is helpful to GOP - Yahoo! News

Nancy Pelosi as minority leader is helpful to GOP - Yahoo! News

Natalie Portman in Dark Swan: a Philistine Review - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

Natalie Portman in Dark Swan: a Philistine Review - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com“Dark Swan” is intensely psychological. Director Aronofsky puts the audience so close to Natalie Portman that it sometimes feels obscene.

Monday, January 3, 2011

It's Food and Gas Prices, Stupid - Yahoo! News

It's Food and Gas Prices, Stupid - Yahoo! News
What costs more? An ounce of silver or a case of 18 oz. Cheerios? Hint: cereal costs $3.00 to $4.00 per box.