Media long knives out after Clint Eastwood speech at RNC. Its a war on seniors..
Archive for August, 2012
Obama Sends Parents Of Navy Seals,Death Notifications On Form Letters, Presidential Priorities In OrderAugust 31, 2012
On August 6, 2011, 30 US service members were killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were being transported in crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash. Parents of the killed soldiers brought notification lettes of their sons deaths to the RNC convention. All letter were form letters signed by Obama autopen.
On November 18,2011 many celebrities came out to remember rapper Heavy D at his funeral on Friday, and even President Barack Obama had a presence there. Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a message for Heavy D’s young daughter, which he said was directly from the president himself.
Presidential priorities in order..
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union issued a 10-day strike notice Wednesday, saying teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district are ready to walk off the job for the first time in 25 years.
The board last week authorized spending $25 million in the event of a strike, which Carroll said would help ensure the tens of thousands of students who rely on the schools for two meals a day are fed and have a safe place during the day.
Much of the teachers’ frustration has centered on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who rescinded a 4 percent raise last year and then tried to go around the union in his push for a longer school day by asking teachers at individual schools to waive the union contract to work more hours. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board subsequently blocked Emanuel’s negotiations with schools.
Chicago Mayor- Ex-Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel discovers you better be careful what you wish for..
General Motors Co and Chrysler Group LLC, U.S. automakers that received billions of dollars in government help to stay afloat during the recession, said they will not allow presidential candidates to make stops at their plants.
President Barack Obama often touts the financial health of both GM and Chrysler and has appeared at auto plants of both companies frequently in the past several years.
While the federal government still owns 26 percent of GM’s shares, Obama cannot go to a GM plant until after the November 6 election, GM said.
GM’s policy has been not to allow campaign stops at its plants, said spokeswoman Heather Rosenker, since it became a new company in 2009 after the former GM went into bankruptcy protection and emerged after a $49.5 billion bailout from the U.S. Treasury.
GM’s postion is that personal visit not necessary, paperless direct deposit is the best way to go green.
Chevy Volt Production Halted Again,When Government Picks Winners And Losers They Usually Pick LosersAugust 28, 2012
General Motors is halting, for a month, the manufacture of its well-known Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car.
Automotive News, citing unnamed sources, reports the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will suspend production from Sept. 17 until Oct. 15.
Leaders of the UAW told the plant’s 1,500 union workers about the scheduled downtime last week, the source said.
It would be the second interruption in production for the Volt, which can go 38 miles on battery power before needing a recharge from its gasoline engine. GM late Monday disputed published reports that the move is because of slow Volt sales.
When Government picks winners instead of allowing the market to pick winner they usually pick Losers as surely as the Sun will shine..
President Obama’s Twitter account has 18.8 million followers — but more than half of them really don’t exist, according to reports.
A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama’s crowd includes “fake followers,” The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased.
“The practice has become so widespread that StatusPeople, a social media management company in London, released a Web tool last month called the Fake Follower Check that it says can ascertain how many fake followers you and your friends have,” the Times reports.
70% of Obama Twitter followers are bought. Rest of survey numbers are rented..
Pershing County Nevada Wants To Increase Taxes And Regulations On Burning Man Festival, Unintended Consequences AlertAugust 23, 2012
Just a week before the counterculture community’s most important week is slated to begin, Burning Man filed suit against the remote Nevada desert county in which it takes place.
Officials in Pershing County, Nev., imposed a new ordinance that would implement a number of restrictions against the event, including increased permitting fees and bans on children and nudity. According to Burning Man organizers, the new rules threaten the future of the festival.
“For more than 20 years, the Burning Man community has proudly made northern Nevada its home, providing millions of dollars annually to the local economy,” Burning Man founder Larry Harvey said in a statement. “We love Nevada. Unfortunately, Pershing County is making it difficult to continue doing business here. We intend to resolve this matter through reasonable means and work collaboratively with Nevadans to keep our business in the state.”
In its suit, Burning Man’s parent company, Black Rock LLC, claims that Pershing County has unfairly exercised its authority by imposing a slew of additional fees.
Unintended consequences alert.Look for slow down in construction..
Dear Eye View, When my oldest son was 8, we decided to get a dog. I’ve raised dogs before so I had a fairly good idea of what I was getting myself into, until I realized our new dog was the devil’s spawn in furry disguise. I won’t get into all the trouble he caused. We made a difficult decision to send him back to his previous owner, but my son was adamantly against it. He went on a hunger strike and refused to speak to anyone, including at school. (He inherits the drama-queen gene from both his parents.) So one day we sent him to his grandparents under the guise of a happy weekend outing, and secretly took the dog back. After our son came home we lied and said the dog died. To make it believable we pretended to have buried the dog in the backyard. My son is now 13 and he still goes to the “grave” to mark every anniversary of the “death,” which in itself is impressive because he doesn’t even remember his own birthday. Anyway, the problem is, we are now moving. My son has been increasingly worried about leaving Scooter behind and has been asking us to exhume his body to rebury him in our new house. He is insisting that he be there to witness the “ceremony” of exhuming and reburying as he feels he never got a proper chance to say goodbye at the original “funeral.” Knowing our son, he would be devastated and perhaps scarred for life if we admit the truth. I know it was wrong to lie but we don’t want our son to lose trust in us forever because of what happened in the past. What should we do? Confused
I understand your pain and lack of parenting skills. Now that he is 13 you must have your son confront the truth. Tell your son the truth, you guys sent Scooter to live in the country on Farmville. Hopes this help. EV
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A professional tennis referee from Los Angeles who for years has officiated matches between the game’s top players was arrested Tuesday in New York City on a felony warrant charging her with killing her elderly husband in April.
Prosecutors said 70-year-old Lois Ann Goodman, a longtime line judge on the tennis circuit, was taken into custody as she prepared to work at the U.S. Open tournament.
She was charged with murdering her 80-year-old husband, Alan Goodman, in their home in Woodland Hills, Calif. Prosecutors allege she bludgeoned him to death with a coffee mug on April 17.
When the death was reported, Lois Goodman told police it appeared to have been an accident and she had been out all day refereeing a tennis match, according to Lt. David Storaker of the Los Angeles Police Department.
When Goodman found her husband unresponsive in bed, ”she said she surmised he had fallen down the steps, had a heart attack and managed to get back upstairs to the bed,” Storaker said.
”It was a suspicious death from the beginning,” Storaker added. “I am pretty sure it was the Line Judge with the coffee mug in the bedroom”..
Two days after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared her state won’t confer driver’s licenses and other state benefits to newly-documented immigrants under Obama’s “deferred action” immigration policy, Nebraska, too, put its foot down.
Echoing Gov. Brewer, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) said on Saturday that Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program does not make successful applicants “legal citizens,” meaning they remain ineligible for state benefits like driver’s licenses and other services.
And therein lays one big test for Obama’s new immigration policy. In order for “deferred action” immigrants to get in-state tuition benefits – a key selling point – the bulk of state legislatures will have to pass legislation to make that possible.
Dream Act Lite. less filling but looks great..