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Oklahoma Earthquake: 5.6 Magnitude Temblor Hits State

Oklahoma Earthquake: 5.6 Magnitude Temblor Hits State

Commented Nov 6, 2011 at 01:37:02 in Green

“Felt tonight's quake down in North Central Texas. Two distinct waves, lasting several seconds each, seconds apart. Building shuddered, blinds rattled.

Sure got my attention.”
Franklin Graham Berated By White House After Making Birther Comments

Franklin Graham Berated By White House After Making Birther Comments

Commented Apr 25, 2011 at 20:19:16 in Politics

“USA Today 12/18/2008

"For many years, the familiar face at the podium was Billy Graham, who called on the Lord on the president's behalf. At George W. Bush's first inaugural, those prayers took a sharp, sectarian turn when the invocation by Franklin Graham, standing in for his frail father, and benediction by Texas pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell each concluded in Jesus' name.

Critics observed that by doing so, they cut out a swath of American citizens who don't pray to Jesus but do want to say amen to blessings for their president. Franklin Graham gave no ground on this. Caldwell later said he would have handled his prayer differently, to be more inclusive."”
Boehner Bucks Tradition, Punts on Capitol Cinco De Mayo Event

Boehner Bucks Tradition, Punts on Capitol Cinco De Mayo Event

Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 20:52:40 in Politics

“ZING! good one!”
Obama Responds To Question On Donald Trump 'Feeding Fantasies' About Birthplace (VIDEO)

Obama Responds To Question On Donald Trump 'Feeding Fantasies' About Birthplace (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 01:53:09 in Politics

portabello on Apr 15, 2011 at 02:44:32

“I think you crashed their servers...”
Larry Summers: Don't Blame Financial Innovation For Crisis (VIDEO)

Larry Summers: Don't Blame Financial Innovation For Crisis (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 00:44:48 in Business

“Wow. Chop Shops are "innovative".

Thanks, Larry - you just opened up a whole new line of employment for millions.”

CharlesCT on Apr 15, 2011 at 00:58:19

“Hey how about Drug Lords..........? Now there is real money. Man, this is exciting. Don't need all those degrees to get on Wall Street.”
Nancy Pelosi Snaps At White House Adviser

Nancy Pelosi Snaps At White House Adviser

Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 21:49:20 in Politics

“Thanks, tulsey! Couldn't have said it better myself!”
Nancy Pelosi Snaps At White House Adviser

Nancy Pelosi Snaps At White House Adviser

Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 20:27:09 in Politics

“Actually, Politico is full of it...surprise, surprise.

Nancy has frequently kicked @ss in this administration - it doesn't matter to her whether she is the Majority or Minority Leader. Nancy expects the President to communicate and consult with the Congressional leaders of the Democratic Party.

She's right to expect that.”

Salukeitis on Apr 15, 2011 at 13:01:37

“Well said! F&F”

LiveMind on Apr 14, 2011 at 21:33:04

“Nancy is one of the greats. It's why the right hates her so much.”

TexasPatriot1776 on Apr 14, 2011 at 20:38:21

“and you call yourself a Texican?”
Lawrence O'Donnell Tears Up While Emotionally Defending Planned Parenthood In Government Shutdown Fight (VIDEO)

Lawrence O'Donnell Tears Up While Emotionally Defending Planned Parenthood In Government Shutdown Fight (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 9, 2011 at 00:40:14 in Media

“Bless your friend - and thank you, Lawrence. Her voice has been heard.

And I agree...her email to you should be read into the Congressional Record, in front of all of those self-serving politicians masquerading as servants of The People.

And another thank you - for finally stating on television that the religious right is against the "Planned" in front of "Parenthood". Please repeat that over and over and over.”
Clarence Thomas 'Connick v. Thompson' Decision Is One Of Meanest Ever Written

Clarence Thomas 'Connick v. Thompson' Decision Is One Of Meanest Ever Written

Commented Apr 5, 2011 at 03:33:02 in Politics

“You are absolutely correct. I saw in an earlier post where someone commented that we needed to keep a Democrat "the White House" -- folks,if we don't elect more liberals to CONGRESS, we will continue to see these kinds of opinions and rulings coming out of ALL levels of the justice system.

Here's a case in point from today's news: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135121183/supreme-court-rules-for-arizona-tax-credit

"Justice Elena Kagan, in a blistering dissent — her first dissent since joining the court — said Monday's decision "devastates" the ability of taxpayers to challenge government actions that favor religion. In reality, she said, there is no difference between a tax credit and a direct appropriation. "What is a cash grant today can be a tax break tomorrow," and the court's decision, she charged, "offers a road map — more truly, just a one-step instruction — to any government that wishes to insulate its financing of religious activity from legal challenge."

University of Michigan law professor Douglas Laycock: "It is mostly Republicans who support these aid-to-religion programs, and Republicans don't want to raise taxes to pay for vouchers," Laycock says. "But if they can do it through a tax credit, they can support religious schools and claim it's a tax cut all at the same time."”
Wisconsin Union Law Battle Has Republicans Facing New Hurdle

Wisconsin Union Law Battle Has Republicans Facing New Hurdle

Commented Mar 30, 2011 at 22:05:30 in Politics

“The District Four appeals court pointed to two previous cases that would support the district attorney's position, and two that would support the Wisconsin secretary of state's:

1943 - Goodland v. Zimmerman
1976 - Lynch v. Conta
1983 - La Follette v. Stitt
2009 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel v. Wisconsin Department of Administration

“Without going into detail, we think there is a rough parallel between the constitutional provision and statute in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the constitutional provision and statute at issue here,” it added.

- www.law360.com -”
Sarah Palin: Obama's Libya Speech Was 'Profoundly Disappointing' (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin: Obama's Libya Speech Was 'Profoundly Disappointing' (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 21:48:02 in Politics

“I can't wait to see her "refudiate" her use of "squirmish".

RFLMAO”
huffingtonpost entry

Wisconsin Union Law Published Despite Court Order

Commented Mar 25, 2011 at 20:57:17 in Politics

“Megyn Kelly (Faux News) aggressively promoted GOP activist's "explosive new allegations" against Obama DOJ. On the June 30 edition of America Live, host Megyn Kelly promised "explosive new allegations" in the New Black Panthers case and introduced her interview with former DOJ official and Republican activist J. Christian Adams by commenting: "A Justice Department lawyer giving America Live a dramatic interview today alleging politics and race were to blame for the decision not to pursue serious charges against members of the New Black Panther Party." Kelly's America Live discussed the phony scandal during 45 segments totaling more than 3.5 hours between June 30 and July 14 alone.

** Kelly's promotion relied on deceptive and misleading editing. ** While promoting the phony New Black Panthers scandal, Kelly deceptively cited the testimony of Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to advance Adams' allegations, omitting the portion of Perez's testimony that directly rebuts Adams. Kelly also falsely characterized a documentary about the New Black Panther Party as evidence of "the incident" that gave rise to the Justice Department's investigation into alleged voter intimidation on Election Day 2008. But according to the general counsel for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the video was completed before Election Day.
- Media Matters http://mediamatters.org/research/201007220032
huffingtonpost entry

Wisconsin Union Law Published Despite Court Order

Commented Mar 25, 2011 at 19:55:37 in Politics

“Oh, who cares about a silly little ol' court order anyway?”

SarahCuda2 on Mar 25, 2011 at 20:06:09

“That's right, Obama ignores them too. He doesn't even bother prosecuting people who broke the law whenever it's someone he likes such as a member of the New Black Panthers intimidating voters outside of a polling precinct.”
Dental Hearing Aid Approved In Europe

Dental Hearing Aid Approved In Europe

Commented Mar 24, 2011 at 21:34:39 in Home

“Generally, the cost of the device itself, the implant procedure (including the cost of the implanting surgeon and his or her staff, the surgical facility, and the administration of general anesthesia), and the necessary return visits for turning on and programming the device to fit your unique needs will be approximately $30,000.

$30K?????”

enkidu360 on Apr 12, 2011 at 03:07:22

“or you can always find a used one from a deceased person and install it yourself”

Dave Harrison on Mar 25, 2011 at 10:16:11

“Yes $30K. Mine was $0 for being in the trial. It was a long process with 24 hours of testing before the operation and 2 months before activation, then 4 trips back to adjust. I live 2.5 hours away from the implant site. Batteries/processor last about 9 years before a $2000 replacement. It comes with a remote to turn the volume up, down or off and to change programs for the setting you are in. It was worth every trip back and forth.”
'Good Morning America' Trashed By Chris Brown: Singer Explodes Off Stage, Breaks Window

'Good Morning America' Trashed By Chris Brown: Singer Explodes Off Stage, Breaks Window

Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 23:03:39 in Entertainment

“Nah...he claims the window deserved it.”
huffingtonpost entry

CNN's Nic Robertson Tears Into Fox News For Saying Libyans Used Him As Human Shield (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 21:38:12 in Media

“I agree that it would be interesting to see Ted Turner battle Faux News. I personally think Ted would humiliate them into obscurity.

I disagree that Nic's remarks are inappropriate. Until MORE legitimate journalists SPEAK UP, just like Nic did, Faux News will continue to spew lies and inaccuracies to the American public.

BRAVO, NIC!”
TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Commented Mar 20, 2011 at 10:43:21 in Media

“CAIRO, March 20, 2011 (AFP) - The Arab League on Sunday criticized Western military strikes on Libya, a week after urging the United Nations to slap a no-fly zone on the oil-rich North African state.

"What has happened in Libya differs from the goal of imposing a no-fly zone and what we want is the protection of civilians and not bombing other civilians," Arab League secretary general Amr Mussa told reporters.

On March 12, the Arab League urged the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone on Libya and said Moammar Gadhafi’s regime had "lost legitimacy" as it sought to snuff out a rebellion designed to oust him from power.”

bmike on Mar 20, 2011 at 10:50:45

“The agreement was no fly zone but we have add-on. That's how we get it to a full war. Plus nobody would want to cooperate if we told them the real plan”

Barbara Hill Bissonnette on Mar 20, 2011 at 10:50:40

“I guess the Arab League just wanted people out there with semaphore flags?”
Elin Nordegren's New Home: $12.2 Million Florida Mansion

Elin Nordegren's New Home: $12.2 Million Florida Mansion

Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 19:45:46 in Divorce

“Palm Beach County, Florda and Hurricane History

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.07 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.( hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(25h) once every 5.56 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
107mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of the 2011 season”
Libya No-Fly Zone Approved By U.N. Security Council

Libya No-Fly Zone Approved By U.N. Security Council

Commented Mar 17, 2011 at 19:48:09 in World

“Didn't I read today that Saudi Arabia said they would NOT intervene militarily?”
Texas Bill Would Outlaw Discrimination Against Creationists

Texas Bill Would Outlaw Discrimination Against Creationists

Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 20:12:19 in Politics

“Me, too! ! ! !”
Beirut Duty Free Flash Mob Dances In Airport (VIDEO)

Beirut Duty Free Flash Mob Dances In Airport (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 19:51:29 in Travel

“Loved it!!”
George Will Is Confused By The Concept Of Trains

George Will Is Confused By The Concept Of Trains

Commented Mar 2, 2011 at 21:28:20 in Politics

“Best part of the Newsweek post is one of the comments:

by Ye Devolutionist

And after we've gained control over the people's mode of transportation, we'll set our sights on the meandering babbling of bowtie-wearing nerds with a tenuous hold on reality and an intellectualism so vapid they make Pee-Wee Herman look like Aristotle. Power to the proletariat, comrades! The day of the Glorious Great Leap Forward (Leap To Be Taken By Train) is almost here!”

brenobacci on Mar 2, 2011 at 21:33:53

“LMAO... I definitely think we progressives should start calling ourselves comrades just to piss them off.

Though it could spark a new McCarthy era, but even that would be entertaining.”
Connecticut Dems Speak Bluntly About Race To Replace Lieberman

Connecticut Dems Speak Bluntly About Race To Replace Lieberman

Commented Jan 19, 2011 at 20:14:57 in Politics

“Great lines...thanks for the laugh! :)”
Howard Fineman: 'Sarah Palin Just Does Not Get It' (VIDEO)

Howard Fineman: 'Sarah Palin Just Does Not Get It' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 18, 2011 at 21:55:17 in Politics

“What was said in the video, and repeated frequently below in comments:

Sarah Palin sees herself as the victim.

Precisely how each of her fervent supporters see themselves. Victims all.

Everything they see as "wrong" is someone else's fault.

Everyone they see as "wrong" is a socialist, a terrorist, an illegal alien, a lazy bum.

THEY are the "true Americans". The rest of us are ruining THEIR America.

It's called FEAR. And it's taught from childhood from the pulpit and inside the tents.

It's their comfort zone, imho.”

Rambrewster on Jan 18, 2011 at 23:04:27

“Heck, it worked in Germany in the '30s.”
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