Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dollar Store Pasta Blues

The Humanity                        

...  and the hairdresser didn't take food stamps!


1000 Words

But I Don't Feel So Good Judge

John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition


And he's still chasing them—

I must be excused of my cynicism over John Edwards court ordered trial delay.  The reason, according to the federal judge presiding, is John has a serious health problem. There is a cure apparently—  (BIDFSG)Jim Guy Tucker and Alan Cranston can attest to that. The Judge? I did win some money on that score.

On March 10, 2010 President Barack Obama nominated Catherine Eagles to a seat in the Middle District of North Carolina that came open when N. Carlton Tilley assumed senior status. Eagles had a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16, 2010 and her nomination was reported to the full Senate on May 6, 2010. The Senate approved her nomination on December 16, 2010, during the lame duck session of the 111th Congress.

The odds were 1 to 5 so I only won $200    [Story]

Montana Launches Baucus, Tester Recall

Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Baucus and Tester


Montana would be the first recall drive to be launched as a result of the vote for the NDAA military detentions provisions.

(HELENA) - Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 - 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial, Montanans have announced the launch of recall campaigns against Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester, who voted for the bill.

Democrats and National Defense
This is the way it ought be done. But, evidently Montana is one of (only?) nine states that allow the recall of members of its federal congressional delegation.  And this:

"New Jersey's federal recall law was struck down when a NJ state judge ruled that "the federal Constitution does not allow states the power to recall U.S. senators," despite the fact the Constitution explicitly allows, by not disallowing ("prohibited" in the Tenth Amendment,) the states the power to recall US senators and congressmen."

The good old Jersey court system.  

Liz Ceney on Obama

Liz Cheney:
Obama Decimating Our Military's Fighting Capacity


Along with inheriting her father's eye for women, Liz got his smarts and gift of no-nonsense gab. 

Morning Sunshine

Saturday Sunshine
With Female Supplement


You're welcome ladies

Merrily, among others, often complains that my sunshine pictures neglect a substantial female audience.  Point well made - Rollover added.

Wine Whine

Algore Syndrome

Red-Wine Researcher Charged With 'Photoshop' Fraud
Dipak K. Das

A University of Connecticut researcher known for touting the health benefits of red wine is guilty of 145 counts offabricating and falsifying data with image-editing software, according to a 3-year university investigation made public Wednesday.

The researcher, Dipak K. Das, PhD, is a director of the university's Cardiovascular Research Center (CRC) and a professor in the Department of Surgery. The university stated in a press release thatit has frozen all externally funded research in Dr. Das's lab and turned down $890,000 in federal research grants awarded to him. The process to dismiss Dr. Das from the university is already underway, the university added.

Dr. Das replied in response:
"I became the Devil for the Health Center, and so did all the Indians working for me ... The evidence for conspiracy and racial hatred is overwhelming."

"As Maine goes. so goes the nation"

                   Welfare recipients outnumber taxpayers
That's the situation Maine faces, and likely other states as well


Su casha, Mi casha

Paul LePage, the Republican governor of Maine, mentioned an uncomfortable truth in a radio address this month: Maine has more welfare recipients than income tax payers.

Democrats challenged the accuracy of this assertion.

The Bangor Daily News fact-checked LePage and discovered that 445,074 Mainers paid state income tax,  while 453,194 received some sort of state aid.

In Maine, Medicaid, welfare, food stamps and subsidies for education have a combined enrollment of 660,000.  [Full]

I like the part where Democrats challenged the report. Like someone had called their children bastards (which I reckon is how they see it).  The best way to attack this unsustainable way of life is to make it a joke, like these actual welfare application statements.