TGIF/Weekend edition - June 25-27, 2010
All along the Gulf coast, local officials have been demanding more help from the federal government to fight the spill, yet the Gulf states have deployed just a fraction of the National Guard troops the Pentagon has made available..
A legal defense fund set up for Sarah Palin when she was Alaska governor was illegal, an investigator for the State Personnel Board said Thursday. The investigator, Timothy Petumenos, said ..that Ms. Palin acted in good faith and relied on lawyers to make sure the fund was lawful. Her lawyer said she would return the money from the fund, which brought in almost $390,000
AP – 6-25-10
So all those Governors of the Gulf Coast states, which all are Republicans, are leaving their National Guard idle while the oil keeps coming. I guess this is their idea of less government is better.
clearly been hitting that sweet Afghani heroin. Because you would have to be
higher than Keith Richards to criticize your commander-in-chief at a time of war
in front of a reporter from Rolling Stone." –Stephen Colbert on General
Take A Nice Deep Breath Of That Salty Oily Air! Come On Down!
Along Pensacola Beach in Florida, part of which was closed Thursday, lifeguard Collin Cobia wore a red handkerchief over his nose and mouth to block the oil smell. "It's enough to knock you down," he said.
"Did you hear about this? In Afghanistan, the U.S. has discovered large deposits of iron, copper, cobalt, gold, and lithium. Or, as most people would call it, 'not Osama bin Laden.'" —Jimmy Fallon
“Did you hear about the change of command in Afghanistan? General McChrystal fired for insubordination, and he’ll be punished with a $3 million book deal.” —David Letterman
Electrocute Them Immigrants
Republican Senatorial candidate Rand Paul wants to build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. It's a rather ho-hum proposition in the larger context of conservative ideas -- except that Paul wants that fence to be electric and he wants it built underground.
Blow Up Them Immigrants
The Republican nominee
for a New Mexico congressional seat suggested during a radio interview that the
could place land mines along the Mexican border to secure the international
None of Them Mosques, Neither!
A Tennessee Republican candidate for Congress says plans to build a mosque in a Nashville suburb pose a threat to her state's moral and political foundation.
There is good news! BP today finally managed to almost completely stop the flow of information. - Bill Maher
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Tony Hayward canceled a Oil Symposium appearance because he’s too busy overseeing the Gulf spill. Or washing his yacht. One or the other. - Will Durst
More "Info" From BP
BP is on target for mid-August completion of a relief well in the Gulf of
Mexico, the best hope of stopping the oil that's been gushing since April, the
company said Friday.
The crew drilling the first of two wells ran a procedure this week to confirm it is on the correct path, spokesman Bill Salvin said.
"The layman's translation is, 'We are where we thought we were,'" he said.
"And economists predict by this time next year, China will overtake the United States as the No. 1 country in manufacturing. But you know something, we have only ourselves to blame for this. I mean, what were we thinking — making our kids go to school? What idiots we are! Child labor, that's the key!" –Jay Leno
Preppy teen retailer
Abercrombie & Fitch
is reinstating its racy A&F Quarterly catalog after a seven-year hiatus.
The catalog, shot by fashion photographer Bruce Weber, is available for pre-order on Abercrombie's website for $10 and will be released July 17.
me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me eight times, I must
be a f**king idiot." —Jon Stewart, on the last eight presidents vowing to
end America's addiction to foreign oil
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