Monthly Archives: August 2010

US – Ground Zero Mosque Controversy – Oh-So-Withering Republican Criticism – 15 August 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/us/politics/15mosque.html?src=me“Faced with withering Republican criticism of his defense of the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque near ground zero…”Oh yes, never have I seen criticism so withering. “Obama secretly loves Muslim extremists, that’s why he wants New … Continue reading

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US – Ground Zero Mosque Controversy – There’s A Mosque in the Pentagon – Republicans Don’t Care – 15 August 2010

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-15/republicans-seek-to-make-ground-zero-mosque-an-issue-in-november-elections.htmlThere’s a mosque in the Pentagon? What? Who let that in there?(Skip down in the article to the part where Rep. Nadler from New York points out that there currently is, in fact, a mosque on site at the Pentagon … Continue reading

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US – Iowa Floods 2010 – Ames – Workers “Voluntarily” Stayed At Flooded Wal-Mart From Which People Had To Be Rescued – 14 August 2010

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2010/08/12/wal-mart-employees-voluntarily-stayed-at-flooded-ames-store/ I really, really doubt this.

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US – Iowa Floods 2010 – Ames – Huffington Post Picks Up On The Floods in Ames – 14 August 2010

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/11/ames-flooding-iowa-city-s_n_679312.htmlYou know the flooding in the town where you grew up is becoming a big deal when Huffington Post picks it up.

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US – Iowa Floods 2010 – Ames – FEMA Seemed a Good Deal More Responsive – 14 August 2010

http://www.woi-tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12978999 As concerned as I am about Ames, there is one comment which probably bears making…when the water supply is cut off in Ames, there’s FEMA in two days with water. When a hurricane hits New Orleans…(Hopefully this is just a … Continue reading

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US – Iowa Floods 2010 – Ames – Workers "Voluntarily" Stayed At Flooded Wal-Mart From Which People Had To Be Rescued – 14 August 2010

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2010/08/12/wal-mart-employees-voluntarily-stayed-at-flooded-ames-store/ I really, really doubt this.

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US – Iowa Floods 2010 – Ames – The Usual Suspects are the Victims, the Usual Poor Decisions are Made – 12 August 2010

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100812/NEWS/8120359/-1/ENT06/I-35-still-closed-as-flood-recedes-Ames-may-be-without-water-for-a-week?bctid=541168605001 Thinking about Ames today… http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=D2&Dato=20100811&Kategori=NEWS&Lopenr=811002&Ref=PHEven more unbelievable photos from Ames, as well as Des Moines and Colfax. The most frustrating thing about this is that anyone who’s ever lived in Ames, upon hearing that flood waters are rising, knows … Continue reading

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US – Politics – The “Professional Left” – Pros and Cons – 11 August 2010

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100810/national/us_gibbs_attacks_leftOoh golly, where to begin? 🙂1) I agree with Gibbs about the “professional Left”. They do seem all too often willing to sacrifice real gains for purity. The “drug test” he suggests for those on the Left who can’t tell … Continue reading

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US – Politics – Rep. Ben Quayle, Son of Dan, Calls Obama The “Worst President Ever” – Substantially Large Amount of Irony Here – 11 August 2010

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100812/ap_on_el_ho/us_ben_quayle_ad The son of the worst vice-president ever weighs in.* Actually, it was neck-and-neck between Dan Quayle and Spiro Agnew, but I had to go with Mr. Potato(e) Head** I really should complete his implied sentence. “Obama is the worst president ever…for … Continue reading

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US – Politics – The "Professional Left" – Pros and Cons – 11 August 2010

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100810/national/us_gibbs_attacks_leftOoh golly, where to begin? 🙂1) I agree with Gibbs about the “professional Left”. They do seem all too often willing to sacrifice real gains for purity. The “drug test” he suggests for those on the Left who can’t tell … Continue reading

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