why all the pork needed to push people into buying it?
Well, if Pelosi actually gave a crap about the teachings of the church she claims to be a member of, this would be a bit uncomfortable; but she only cares about it so far as she can use it to help further her politics, so she'll just ignore it.
This is the level of politics Obama is used to; any surprise he is what he is?
Assistant U.S. Atty. Joseph Alesia called Troutman's conduct "a five-year crime spree." In some instances she blocked low-income housing because no one involved would pay her a bribe, he said. "Even by Chicago standards, it's no small crime," Alesia said.
Don't you just love that qualification?
Former Chicago Alderman Arenda Troutman today was sentenced four years in prison for fraud, becoming the 28th Chicago Alderman since 1972 to be measured for pinstripes.
A good thing came out of court the other day:
Fairfax, Va. – Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in support of allowing employees to store legally owned firearms in locked, private motor vehicles while parked in employer parking lots. This decision upholds NRA-backed legislation passed in 2004.
In March 2004, the Oklahoma legislature passed an amendment holding employers criminally liable for prohibiting employees from storing firearms in locked vehicles on company property. A number of corporations subsequently filed suit in opposition to the new laws, alleging they were: unconstitutionally vague; an unconstitutional taking of private property; and preempted by various federal statutes. The lower court ruled in favor of the injunction.
In October 2008, Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry and Attorney General Drew Edmondson appealed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals the lower court decision to strike down the NRA-backed worker protection laws. Today’s proceedings handed down by Circuit Judges Paul J. Kelly, Bobby R. Baldock, and Michael W. McConnell reversed the lower court’s grant of a permanent injunction.
This is from a NRA Alert, and I'm glad to read it. In one of the cases that brought this about, AOL fired some people because they were 'caught' on tape moving firearms among vehicles; some people were going to the range after work and were going in one or two vehicles. AOL fired them for 'having firearms on company property' even though it's a parking lot that doesn't belong to AOL. There were other cases, and hopefully this will put an end to the bullcrap. Probably won't, because the Brady Gun-Ban Group will push the companies to take it to the next level, and some of the "I'm the boss, and nothing else matters" types won't like it. It's a mix; I don't like government telling business "You must do this" on their property when it has nothing to do with the business; neither do I like business trying to control all aspects of employees lives, and that's what this was: "You can't have anything I don't like in your car".
Oh gee, something else dirty hidden in the 'stimulus' package that nobody had time to read?
When Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, a longtime champion of inspectors general, read the words “conduct or refrain from conducting,” alarm bells went off. The language means that the board — whose chairman will be appointed by the president — can reach deep inside a federal agency and tell an inspector general to lay off some particularly sensitive subject. Or, conversely, it can tell the inspector general to go after a tempting political target.
Congress: trying to protect itself in unethical and illegal activities for, oh, a long time now.
A view on how the "Bush is rushing us into (fill in)!!!" clowns have a different standard when it's Obama and Pelosi and Reid rushing us into crap. And she's right; the major media have, generally speaking, blown any reason for people to trust a word they say to be unbiased, and they're paying for it; they'll BE paying for it for a long time to come.
You want to know how freaking stupid some of Pres. The Obama's supporters are?
President Please is a non-profit organization dedicated to the abolition of "the N-Word" and it's replacement with the word "President".
Yeah, I wonder how much Obama will like a bunch of thugs and rappers calling each other 'president'?
Murtha and Pelosi, corrupt in a tree... or something like that:
And Pelosi's name comes into play as well regarding an earmark she secured for a PMA client. No wonder she wanted Murtha as her number two. He ran the tollgate on the fast lane to the money.
According to CQ MoneyLine, the same House members who took responsibility for PMA’s earmarks in that spending bill have, since 2001, accepted a cumulative $1,815,138 in campaign contributions from PMA’s political action committee and employees of the firm.
Murtha, who used to boast that his middle initial stands for “power,” carved out $38.1 million for PMA clients in the fiscal 2008 defense spending law, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Of the Democratic leaders, only Pelosi cold be documented as having secured an earmark for a PMA client in the first Democratic-written Defense spending bill: $2 million for SA Photonics’ Satellite Coherent Optical Receiver.
And, having just signed to take money from us, our kids, our grandkids(assuming this country still exists by the time these effing watermelons are done), now they want to destroy the economy even faster:
The decision, which most likely would play out in stages over a period of months, would have a profound impact on transportation, manufacturing costs and how utilities generate power. It could accelerate the progress of energy and climate change legislation in Congress and form a basis for the United States’ negotiating position at United Nations climate talks set for December in Copenhagen.
And Hope! and Change! from our new Attorney General:
At a Department of Justice program this morning celebrating African American History Month, the nation's first black attorney general -- Eric Holder -- said the United States is a "nation of cowards" when it comes to racial issues.
Yeah, this is a 'post-racial' administration; except when they'll use racial bullcrap to shove their views on us. Wonderful.
And please note: these bastards flat hate actual free speech, precisely because they can't control it:
Waxman is also interested, say sources, in looking at how the Internet is being used for content and free speech purposes. "It's all about diversity in media," says a House Energy staffer, familiar with the meetings. "Does one radio station or one station group control four of the five most powerful outlets in one community? Do four stations in one region carry Rush Limbaugh, and nothing else during the same time slot? Does one heavily trafficked Internet site present one side of an issue and not link to sites that present alternative views? These are some of the questions the chairman is thinking about right now, and we are going to have an FCC that will finally have the people in place to answer them."
But Copps has been a supporter of putting in place policies that would allow the federal government to have greater oversight over the content that TV and radio stations broadcast to the public, and both the FCC and Waxman are looking to licensing and renewal of licensing as a means of enforcing "Fairness Doctrine" type policies without actually using the hot-button term "Fairness Doctrine."
Blah. I've got cleaning to do. Unfortunately my broom won't reach to DC, but need to do it anyway.