Daily Archives: May 14, 2009

Thank Goodness Trump Did Not Strip Prejean, After She Stripped…

 

Carrie Prejean and Gov. Sarah Palin 

Sarah Palin backs up her bff Carrie Prejean:

“‘What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie and I believe is also what President Obama and Secretary Clinton believe — marriage is between a man and a woman,’ Palin said.

“The Alaska governor went on ‘applaud’ Donald Trump for not stripping Prejean of her Miss California crown after risque photos of her emerged following her answer in the pageant.

“‘I respect Carrie for standing strong and staying true to herself, and for not letting those who disagree with her deny her protection under the nation’s First Amendment Rights,’Palin said.”

Read more:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22511.html

iggy donnelly

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Newspapers vs. the Internets

grouchoI am a huge fan of Mark Fiore.  Check out his animation from Mother Jones.  I am sure on hot and humid days like these, Mark needs a “huge fan” – my apologies to Groucho for always stealing his best stuff…

If this doesn’t work, let me know, and I will figure out something else.

iggy donnelly

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The MoDo is Smokin’ Today…

  

 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/opinion/13dowd.html:

Dowd says:

“The man who never talked is now the man who won’t shut up. The man who wouldn’t list his office in the federal jobs directory, who had the vice president’s residence blocked on Google Earth, who went to the Supreme Court to keep from revealing which energy executives helped him write the nation’s energy policy, is now endlessly yelping about how President Obama is holding back documents that should be made public.

“Cheney, who had five deferments himself to get out of going to Vietnam, would rather follow a blowhard entertainer who has had three divorces and a drug problem (who also avoided Vietnam) than a four-star general who spent his life serving his country.”

Yes, Mo, kick his butt.  He deserves much more…

iggy donnelly…

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Thursday, 05/14/09 Public Square

Welcome2

This is your thread — discuss any issue, share ideas, and thoughts.

fnord

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Ken Salazar, Interior Secretary, don’t ignore science, please!

polar bearPolar bears are in danger of becoming extinct, and the reason for this is the alarmingly fast melting of sea ice in the Arctic, and when you know that the reason the ice is melting is because of climate change, you can’t just keep ignoring science.

Sadly, that’s what happened under the Bush administration.

Now we’ve got President Obama and he understands and wants to address protecting our environment, right?  Well, evidently not!  Here’s what his new guy, Ken Salazar, says:

“We must do all we can to help the polar bear recover, recognizing that the greatest threat to the polar bear is the melting of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change,” Salazar said in a statement. “However, the Endangered Species Act is not the proper mechanism for controlling our nation’s carbon emissions. Instead, we need a comprehensive energy and climate strategy that curbs climate change and its impacts — including the loss of sea ice. Both President Obama and I are committed to achieving that goal.”

Is he saying something like, “We know what the problem is, and we know this is a vehicle for making those changes happen sooner rather than later, but we’re not going to take it.   We’ll find some other way, somewhere down the road.  Some day.”

There are going to have to be rules and reform.  I’m truly disappointed!

fnord

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