Monday, November 30, 2009
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
"If Lincoln truly is concerned about everyone being healthy, then everyone should have to take this gym class, not just people who happen to be bigger," she said.
The mandate, which took effect for freshmen entering in fall 2006, requires students to get tested for their body mass index, a measure of weight to height.
A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. Students with one that's 30 or above -- considered obese -- are required to take a class called "Fitness for Life," which meets three hours a week."
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
*Thanks for the pic Felix. That is too funny.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
"I called and told his father this isn't something you sweep under the rug," Cherry said Wednesday.
Jamar Pinkney Sr. showed up at Cherry's house in Highland Park on Monday afternoon with a gun, she said.
"He started beating him right here," Cherry said from her living room. "I said, 'No, please stop!' "But the father marched Jamar, a sophomore at King High School, outside.
“He got on his knees and begged, ‘No, Daddy! No!’ and he pulled the trigger,” Cherry said from her home on North Street in Highland Park. “There wasn’t nothing that my son wouldn’t do for his father. He loved his father so much.”
Jamar was shot once in the head."
The exam showed no physical evidence of sexual trauma, Cherry said. Still, she added, he knew he was wrong."He told because he knew it wasn't right," she said."
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
What happens, however, when one looks closely at the people Beck has chosen to invite onto his show, and to whom he has lent his megaphone?
The Huffington Post took a look some of the bombastic host's past guests and found names steeped in controversy. Beck has hosted, and even occasionally praised, a renowned white supremacist, a devout southern secessionist, a defender of slavery, and a 9/11 skeptic.
On October 4, 2007, for instance, Beck had on his CNN/Headline News show Michael Hill, the founder and president of the League of the South, and Thomas Naylor, a secessionist who is head of the Second Vermont Republic. The conversation, which centered on dissolving the government, was at times, contentious. But Beck - for all the pushback he offered - did acknowledge that he was kind of intrigued. "Don`t get me wrong,"
Hill's League of the South (LOS) group is a decidedly white supremacist organization, arguing that the "Anglo-Celtic" culture of the South must be protected and insisting that "white men" must "shed the guilt heaped upon them by their opponents and defend their interests." The group has questioned "what sort of ammunition is being given to black 'racists' by the media's skewed coverage of interracial crimes." Hill himself has been quoted as saying, "Let us not flinch when our enemies call us, 'Racists;' rather, just reply with, 'So, what's your point?'''
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This would be like me appearing in a segment about the mafia supporting conservatism because my ancestry goes back to Sicily. Fucking pathetic."
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I would like to take this time to apologize to all my friends from Texas for this next post, but your governor is really getting on my nerves.
Finally, the man who wanted to take his state and secede from our great union is telling us why: It seems he thinks we are becoming a socialist country. Imagine that, A-merry-ca, Socialist.
Folks, I know a little bit about Socialism, and believe me,we are nowhere near there just yet.
Of course if you let Governor Hair tell it, any day now all good A-merry-cans will be rounded up by the Obama patrol and their land confiscated for government use. (Actually, there is a lot of land just sitting there in Texas, maybe we could put it to better use. ) He fired up a crowd in the heart of the loon star state by telling them that his O ness is "hell bent on taking America towards being a socialist country." (Given how the system of justice works in some of those Texas towns maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea if the feds did step in.) O man, I hope you don't have any trips planned for Texas anytime soon, because I am guessing that they won't exactly be rolling out the red carpet for you.
Do you see him Billy Joe? Yep I got him right dead in my sights. Well pull Billy Joe, pull. what are you waiting for? We will show that Muslim not to mess with Texas... Let me stop. I don't want to give my new found "tracist"(That's a troll and a racist) friends any ideas.
So we know that Governor Hair is somewhat of a crackpot, but why the sudden "hateration" for the Obama people? Well, it seems that Governor Hair thinks Obama is punishing Texas by dropping off illegal immigrants in one of his towns.
"The first part of Perry’s remarks focused on what’s called the Alien Transfer and Exit Program, something that he has been talking about for more than a week. Perry describes it as a plan where illegal immigrants who are captured in Arizona are sent to the small Texas town of Presidio and set free. It’s a sign that the Obama administration is trying to punish Texas, Perry said, adding that members of the state’s congressional delegation, as well as his office, weren’t given any warning of the administration’s plans for Presidio."
But not so fast. As is always the case with these wingnuts such as Governor Hair, he got his facts mixed up. Well, that is being kind. Let me try that again: He lied!
"But there’s more to the program than Perry described.
According to a story by the CBS affiliate in Odessa, the illegal immigrants are returned to Mexico via secured buses. The station also reported, “last year 4,500 illegals were sent back through Presidio. Now 94 will be bused across this bridge 7 days a week.”
In addition, Brandi Grissom of the Texas Tribune reported last month that Bill Brooks, spokesman for the Border Patrol Marfa Sector, where Presidio is located, said the plan would not create any burden on the local community"
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
"With characteristic forthrightness, Lou has now decided to carry the banner of advocacy journalism elsewhere," Klein said. "We respect his decision."'
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
She added: “It’s a disturbing trend.”'
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
"I was trying to be historically correct not politically correct,"
"There is a lingering pain, a lingering bitterness, a lingering insecurity and a lingering sense of inhumanity since slavery. Because that's still there, you want to be more sensitive than politically correct or historically correct," he said."
Saturday, November 07, 2009
In response to the JCT letter, Camp said: “This is the ultimate example of the Democrats’ command-and-control style of governing – buy what we tell you or go to jail. It is outrageous and it should be stopped immediately.”
Key excerpts from the JCT letter appear below:
“H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.” [page 1] - - - - - - - - - -
“If the government determines that the taxpayer’s unpaid tax liability results from willful behavior, the following penalties could apply…” [page 2] - - - - - - - - - -
“Criminal penalties Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses. Depending on the level of the noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual: • Section 7203 – misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.
• Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.” [page 3]
When confronted with this same issue during its consideration of a similar individual mandate tax, the Senate Finance Committee worked on a bipartisan basis to include language in its bill that shielded Americans from civil and criminal penalties. The Pelosi bill, however, contains no similar language protecting American citizens from civil and criminal tax penalties that could include a $250,000 fine and five years in jail.
“The Senate Finance Committee had the good sense to eliminate the extreme penalty of incarceration. Speaker Pelosi’s decision to leave in the jail time provision is a threat to every family who cannot afford the $15,000 premium her plan creates"
Friday, November 06, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
“My immediate thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and with the families of the fallen and those who live and serve at Ft. Hood,”...These are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis."