TGIF/Weekend edition -May 14-16, 2010
Thu May 13, 5:06 pm ET
Republican Gov. Linda Lingle signed into law Wednesday a bill allowing state government agencies not to respond to follow-up requests for information if they determine that the subsequent request is duplicative or substantially similar to a previous request.
AP-Univision Poll shows Americans are sharply divided on immigration
inmates in Louisiana are now pitching in to clean up the Gulf Coast oil spill.
At this point, the solutions have been dump chemicals in the ocean, shoot a
bunch of garbage under water and release prisoners. If none of that works,
they're going to have Al Qaeda come take a look at it." –Jimmy Fallon
President Barack Obama sent a landmark arms-reduction treaty with Russia to the Senate on Thursday for ratification and called for $80 billion in nuclear funding, which could help win opposition support...Known as the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, it is also seen as a major step toward "resetting" U.S.-Russia relations, which were prickly under the Bush administration.
Transocean and Halliburton are blaming each other for the Gulf of Mexico oil
spill. They are all right." –Jay Leno
Subject: Census Report
confirming what I already knew about Alabama and its high percentages of
rednecks and morons. Found what looks like a militia camp/gun range
yesterday. The place was pretty blatant -- big signs on the entrance gate.
Another member of my census crew had to call the cops yesterday when he/she was threatened by a homeowner. Heard this from my crew leader, who is spending much of today with the cops sorting out the situation.
The oil disaster looms larger every day. Between the right-wing political hatred that's always in the air here and now the fear over the economic/enviro disaster, people are freaking out.
Maybe you should wear a mullet
wig, under a Confederate cap and blackout your two front teeth and then you
won't be a threat to them.
Not only are there rednecks and morons in Alabama but also in GA, MS and NW Florida, especially the Redneck Riviera. Sadly that same guvmint hatin' crowd has transformed into the Tea Party in the rest of the states. Hell, half this country is crazy. Look at Arizona.
"Fair and balanced" Fox News calling the oil leak Obama's Katrina is insane. It's BP's Katrina and Halliburton's and Transocean's. I'm glad more huge companies are involved in this...the more people to sue. And those same rednecks would be first in line to file their lawsuits. But then again, once I think about it, rednecks watch Fox News and must believe the oil leak is Obama's Katrina so I imagine they will try and sue Obama, right after they find his birth certificate.
Confusing: Yep, That Describes Bush
"I played George W. Bush,
and I'm still confused,"
Brolin joked to reporters Friday at the Cannes Film Festival, where "Wall
Street: Money Never Sleeps" premiered.
Sitting next to Brolin at a news conference, Frank Langella added, "I played Richard Nixon, and I'm not."
on Glenn Beck's complaints that critics of Arizona's immigration law have played
the Nazi card: "Glenn Beck is offended! Glenn Beck thinks playing the Nazi
card is going too far. Glenn Beck. this is a guy who uses more Swastika props
and video of the Nuremberg rallies than the History Channel."
Mississippi Governor Calmly Calls Gulf Oil Leak "A Sheen"
Republican governors of Mississippi and Louisiana are a study in contrasts as an
oil spill threatens coastal economies still reeling from Hurricane Katrina.
Mississippi's Haley Barbour, a well-connected former Washington lobbyist, has calmly said the oil slick looming offshore is just a sheen in most places and there's no reason for people to panic.
The NRA wants terrorists allowed to buy guns but not read their rights. Sounds like there's a thin line between them and a terrorist. - Will Durst
Only Twelve Employees?
In the foothills of the Swiss Alps four new steel-gray towers rise from what used to be a grassy field. One of them is home to Transocean Ltd., the world's biggest offshore drilling contractor and owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to one of the worst oil spills in history...Only a dozen of Transocean's 18,000 employees work in Zug, company spokesman Guy Cantwell told The Associated Press.
If Elena Kagan gets confirmed, the Supreme Court will consist of 6 Catholics and 3 Jews. In the old days, that would be the dance card at a KKK lawn-burning jamboree. We've come a long way. - Will Durst
Why I’ll Never Be A Supreme Court Justice
By Madeleine Begun Kane
It appears that Supremes have to hail
From the law schools of Harvard or Yale.
My law school’s St. John’s.
That’s just one of my “cons.”
Plus I’m sixty — I might as well bail.
I totally disagree Madeleine, you would be a superb SCJ and would write Haiku legal opinions to boot!
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Senate today voted to toughen standards for home loans. Under these new
standards, lenders would have to verify that borrowers can repay the loan. Let's
just hope China doesn't adopt this." –Jay Leno
Another War We've Lost
After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
Who Thinks Sarah Palin Isn't A Woman?
Palin also criticized the
media, singling out their coverage of her daughter Bristol, whose pregnancy was
announced days after Palin was named the vice presidential nominee. Bristol
Palin is a single mother who works on an abstinence-only campaign...She said
some young women would see what happened to Bristol and perhaps be encouraged to
seek an abortion instead of facing similar criticism.
She cast herself as a victim of a liberal media and elite academics.
"Some of them refused to admit I'm even a woman," she said.
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