December 2009

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Hope 2010 is a better year.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_blackwater_prosecution

I figured they were innocent anyway.  They just reacted the way any solder would when he thinks he is under attack.

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Joementum Lieberbush, or Crybaby Beck?

See the results, here.

Another poster summed up what I think fairly well:

Lieberman is worse, but “ass-clown” suits Beck more. If it were “asshole of the year”, I’d vote Lieberman. As it is, I’m voting Beck. Lieberman would win if it were fuckwad, dickhead, shit-eater, etc., but “ass-clown” just suits Beck perfectly.

My comment:

Ooooooh! I hope Joementum doesn’t find out about this.

He might start doing shit just to spite “liberals”.

/snark

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Quick Hits

8 CIA agents killed in Afghanistan suicide blast
Elsewhere, five Canadians, including a journalist, die in bomb blast

AIG executive resigns over pay limits

Sources: Limbaugh Hospitalized In Honolulu
Conservative Radio Show Host Suffering From Chest Pains

Pastor Rick Warren urgently asks faithful for $900,000

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Via “davidseth” at Docudharma:

(This is a short story by Luis Ramirez, who was executed in Texas on 10/20/05. My thanks to Abe Bonowitz for this story. The story doesn’t require any commentary. It’s a gift to all of you for the Holidays, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, Solstice, whatever holiday, if any, you celebrate.)

By Luis Ramirez #999309

I’m about the share with you a story who’s telling is long past due. It’s a familiar story to most of you reading this from death row. And now it’s one that all of you in “free world ” may benefit from. This is the story of my first day on the row.

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I need to kill someone break something.

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Would a true Tea Party patriot drop nearly $1,600 in donor money for a small meal at a fancy steakhouse? Robin Stublen says no, and he’s mad as hell about the profligate expenditures of a GOP political organization that has glommed on to his grassroots movement. Stublen is the organizer of the Punta Gorda, Florida, Tea Party and a member of Tea Party Patriots, a national grassroots organization that has no offices, no president, raises virtually no money, operates largely on volunteer efforts, and, most important, doesn’t endorse candidates. But unbeknownst to many, there’s another outfit claiming ownership of this conservative movement. It’s called the Tea Party Express, and it has dominated Fox News coverage over the past year with its multistate bus tours and political rallies.

Behind it is a well-established Republican political action committee that has raked in tons of money fundraising under the “Tea Party” banner—and it has also spent a lot of that money in a fashion unbecoming a supposedly grassroots insurrection. For instance, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission, the PAC that created Tea Party Express dropped $1,597.29 over the summer for a meal for six at a tony Sacramento Chops restaurant, an expenditure that has Stublen seeing red.

More hilarity ensues here

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Obama orders creation of declassification center

President Obama created by executive order Tuesday a National Declassification Center to oversee efforts to make once-secret government documents public.

The order comes as part of Obama’s promise to push government to err on the side of disclosure as it tackles the need to keep certain information from the public.

Obama Quietly Changes U.S. Immigration Policy

The Obama administration quietly announced last week that it would overturn one of the harsh immigration enforcement measures enacted by the Bush administration following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Beginning next month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said, those who arrive in the United States fleeing torture or persecution abroad will no longer automatically be welcomed with handcuffs and months in a jail cell. Instead, many of those seeking protection will again be permitted to live freely in the country while their applications for permanent asylum are considered by an immigration judge.

Note to skeptics; the phrase “perfect President” does not appear in this post.

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I saw this on HuffPo. I like it. It’s simple, and if it catches on it sends a message no one can deny.

Make a New Year’s resolution to move your money.

Check out the video, then enter your zip code to find the most sound community banks near you!

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I enjoyed this.

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