Saturday, April 24, 2010

Don’t Call It ‘Pot’ in This Circle - It’s a Profession - NYTimes.com

Don’t Call It ‘Pot’ in This Circle - It’s a Profession - NYTimes.com
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Op-Ed Columnist - Welcome to Confederate History Month - NYTimes.com

What is known is that the nearly all-white G.O.P. is so traumatized by race it has now morphed into a bizarre paragon of both liberal and conservative racial political correctness. For irrefutable proof, look no further than the peculiar case of its chairman, Steele, whose reckless spending and incompetence would cost him his job at any other professional organization, let alone a political operation during an election year. Steele has job security only because he is the sole black man in a white party hierarchy. That hierarchy is as fearful of crossing him as it is of calling out the extreme Obama haters in its ranks.
Op-Ed Columnist - Welcome to Confederate History Month - NYTimes.com
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again - NYTimes.com

Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again - NYTimes.com
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Mikulski offers mild rebuke of DNC fundraising - POLITICO Live - POLITICO.com

Mikulski offers mild rebuke of DNC fundraising - POLITICO Live - POLITICO.com: "'Edging on the crowd, edging on the mob, I think we’re now over the edge,' she said. 'Let's stop rewarding outrageous and bizarre behavior.'
Mikulski expressed particular concern at how the threats and alleged attacks on lawmakers were playing overseas. 'It has a serious effect when people around the world look at us. We’re really cheapening and denigrating ourselves,' she said."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

BBC News - Greece rescue hope sends euro and stocks higher

BBC News - Greece rescue hope sends euro and stocks higher: "The euro has jumped and stock markets have risen on reports that eurozone leaders have agreed the details of a plan to rescue debt-ridden Greece.
Leaders had finally agreed an interest rate at which to lend money to Greece, should it be needed, the reports said.
As a result, the euro gained more than 1 cent on the dollar, to $1.3466, while the Athens stock exchange rose 3.4%.
This was despite the fact that leading ratings agency Fitch downgraded Greek government debt earlier on Friday.
Other leading European markets also gained ground, with the UK's FTSE 100 index up 1%, Germany's Dax gaining 1.3% and France's Cac 40 rising 1.8%.
The in US, the main Dow Jones index briefly breached 11,000 points for the first time in 18 months, before closing up 0.6% at 10,997.
The euro also rose slightly against the pound, to 87.630 pence."

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Associated Press: Calif. man cries at hearing in Pelosi threats case

The Associ


SAN FRANCISCO — A man accused of threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in phone calls cried Thursday during a court appearance where a magistrate initially refused his request to be released to a halfway house.

Gregory Lee Giusti, 48, of San Francisco looked disheveled in a gray T-shirt and khakis as he appeared for the first time before Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman.

"Some of these threats are very serious," Zimmerman said before denying Giusti's request to be released to the halfway house. He said Giusti may suffer from bipolar disorder and should be receiving treatment.

The magistrate, however, told the U.S. attorney's office to interview Giusti further to determine if he was mentally competent enough to be released to a halfway house or if he should continue to be detained.

A detention hearing was scheduled for Monday.

Giusti is charged with making obscene, threatening or harassing phone calls to a member of Congress.

In the new world of Tea Party, if there is not a video of somethng it did not happen,

Sunday, April 04, 2010

BBC - dot.Rory: Does the blogosphere matter?

BBC - dot.Rory: Does the blogosphere matter?: "At every political party, no doubt, the high command is wondering nervously whether a few mis-spoken words on a blog could knock a whole campaign off course. But here's a question: is anybody actually listening?

I called a man at Nielsen Netratings, which compiles statistics on UK web audiences, and asked him to run his ruler over the political blogs. After having a look at the likes of www.order-order.com and www.labourlist.org he warned that, with unique user figures well below 50,000, they were really too small to measure with any accuracy (see update below)."



Note: Blog numbers for this blog have dropped through the floor since we started blogging more about the UK election. Literally, no one cares, no one wants to talk about it and no one likes any of the candidates running. Its a sad year for a great nation. That still does not mean Cameron is not the British Bush, which he is, its just there is little national energy for any of the leaders. No matter what outcome I suspect the next parliament will be very week and a new election will be in the coming years, I could be wrong but that is my feeling from trying to talk to people.