Fiscally nuts. Socially insane.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Vanessa Niekamp said that when she was asked to run a child-support check on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher on Oct. 16, she thought it routine. A supervisor told her the man had contacted the state agency about his case.
Niekamp didn't know she just had checked on "Joe the Plumber," who was elevated the night before to presidential politics prominence as Republican John McCain's example in a debate of an average American.
The senior manager would not learn about "Joe" for another week, when she said her boss informed her and directed her to write an e-mail stating her computer check was a legitimate inquiry.
The reason Niekamp said she was given for checking if there was a child-support case on Wurzelbacher does not match the reason given by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Thanks to Instapundit for the link.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
It's the same thing I was thinking during his acceptance speech.
His proposals — the tax cuts, the low-cost loans, the $15 billion a year he promises for alternative energy, and more — cost money, and the country could be facing a record $1 trillion deficit next year. Indeed, Obama recently acknowledged — although not in his commercial — that: "The next president will have to scale back his agenda and some of his proposals."
The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.3 percent annual rate in the third quarter, its sharpest contraction in seven years as consumers cut spending and businesses reduced investment in the face of rising fears that recession was setting in.
pshht... we smoked ya a long time ago, boys.
Speaking to two Florida radio stations, the Republican presidential candidate suggested a double standard in reporting by the newspaper and said if he were hanging out with neo-Nazis he'd bet the tape would be made public.
The Times says it is standing by its promise not to show the tape, which it got from an anonymous source. The newspaper also has not provided a transcript of the 2003 farewell party for University of Chicago professor Rashid Khalidi. Among others in attendance at the soiree were former Weather Underground founders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Guardian reports the estimated death toll is close to 600. The story is hard to find; it's no where to be found on Drudge, and it's buried deep on Fox. If San Fransisco was hit, the press would be all over it. Obviously, that's different, but you get the picture
And that would mark the second time since September that Democrats have sponsored incredible sums of money to the biggest, wealthiest organizations on the planet. All for the middle class? Right, Barack.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential nominee, did not call on Stevens to resign but added in a statement: 'I'm confident Sen. Stevens will do what's right for the people of Alaska.'"On another note, former Sen. Alan Simpson seems to think Stevens is a 'victim of his generation. Oh, please. It was illegal then, and is now. It happened more then, positive progress has moved us beyond that, and if Stevens can't come to terms with that, he has no business in the Senate.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
They gave the test to random people in Time Square, and also to a third grader, fifth grader and eighth grader... funny results:
Our third-grader got four of 10. The fifth- and eighth-grader each got six of 10, good enough to become U.S. citizens. They knew what the Constitution did and could name three of the 13 original states.
All three answered that William Howard Taft was president during World War I, leading FOXNews.com to believe that they may have collaborated on parts of the test.
People have been calling this one in at Shays' office for a week, but I didn't think there was any truth to it. Guess I was wrong.