Courtesy of SevorTB
“Before the epic journey comes to an end. See how it came to be. Go behind the scenes with an exclusive look at Battlestar Galactica.”The Last frakking special premieres Monday at 10pm and will be shown numerous times during the week leading to the show’s final episode
Breaking: Senate passes $410 Billion Omnibus…Amendment to save DC Vouchers fails….Sessions e-verify amendment fails…
Update; Looks like Alexander voted yes, Wicker MS, Murkowski AK, Bond MO, Cochran (R-MS), Shelby (R-AL), and the usual suspects,
Snowe (R-ME), Specter (R-PA),
Collins,R- ME, VOTED NO!! so did Dems Baygh of Indiana (our pick for HRC VP), and Feingold WI, McCaskill MO of all people voted nay, but Reid got the MO GOP senators to vote aye to cover her axx,
The Corner has it. Also Amendment votes:
Update: Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-Ala.) amendment on e-verify also came very close — it was tabled on a 50-47 vote. By contrast, the amendment to save the District of Columbia’s Opportunity Scholarship program was soundly defeated.
The cloture vote will be available here in a few minutes.
What total hypocrites the Obamas are if they let those kids at Sidwell lose their vouchers when their own daughters attend that school and Teh One had a scholarship to an exclusive Hawaiian Prep School which just today he credited for having given him the ability to hold his office…. and I have to believe Obama could have called Durbin of all people his former co Senator of Illinois and had him table the bill…just wrong..
UPDATE: Well! Freeman leaves with a diatribe blaming the a vast Israeli Lobby conspiracy in his wake..a narrow escape we had there. for those wondering why I consider Freeman’s positions without any moral fibre whatsoever, here is a bit of an excellent piece by Ron Radosh:
But most commentators have missed his other analogy. Freeman wrote that “I side with Gen. Douglas MacArthur,” (my emphasis) because “I do not believe it is acceptable for any country to allow the heart of its national capital to be occupied by dissidents intent on disrupting the normal functions of government.” It does not matter, he wrote, whether it was ” ‘The Bonus Army’ or a ‘student uprising’ on behalf” of democracy in China.
Students of 20th Century U.S. History are well acquainted with the importance of the Bonus Army episode. Freeman’s citation of this is, quite frankly, shocking. It refers to the encampment by World War I veterans and their families on the outskirts of the capital in May through July of 1932, where they gathered to support Rep. Wright Patman’s bill to advance the bonus payment promised to veterans which they had not received. MacArthur ordered troops to clear veterans out of the downtown DC area. Not stopping at that, he ordered his troops to advance to the Anacostia Flats across the 11th Street bridge, where the families and veterans were camping out. He acted against the advice of his aide, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and without orders from President Herbert Hoover. Their camps were torched, gas bombs were thrown, and the veterans were forced to flee. The official toll was 54 injured, 135 arrested, and three dead, including a baby.
Here were peaceful demonstrators, veterans of the last war, routed from peaceful protest and incorrectly described by MacArthur as “a mob animated by the essence of revolution” who wanted to take over the government by force. If anyone has a right to peacefully assemble and bring their grievances to the center of government power, it was our wartime veterans. Does Mr. Freeman really see all such protests, normal in a democracy (especially since this occurred in time of great despair-the Great Depression) as events to be dealt with by military force? His e-mail suggests that he does.
MM has it:
Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair announced today that Ambassador Charles W. Freeman Jr. has requested that his selection to be Chairman of the National Intelligence Council not proceed. Director Blair accepted Ambassador Freeman’s decision with regret.
Since Freeman was CLEARLY not acceptable with his incredibly inflammatory statements on China and Israel, which frankly seemed devoid of morality, Team Obama should have waited until April 1st and then said his nomination was a joke….PS. he is SO not a ‘Chas’…
review with good clips of the original film, why cause the Obama Vetting is a frakkin horror scene, lol
Horror Review :0)
The Chaz that was as cool as his name was in the original April Fool’s Day 1986, ( DVD here), a kewtie, also in Just One of the Guys and a ST TNG episode..he’s the dude in the sunglasses, would you believe Chaz’ real name is Clayton? Clayton Rohner …
Written by: Danilo Bach
Directed by: Fred Walton
Deborah Foreman as Muffy/Buffy St. John
Ken Olandt as Rob Ferris
Leah Pinsent as Nan Youngblood
Clayton Rohner as Chaz Vyshinski
Thomas F. Wilson as Arch Cummings
Amy Steel as Kit Graham
Deborah Goodrich as Nikki Brashares
The 80’s could be classified as the “decade of the slasher.” Freddy came after you in your dreams, Michael had issues with his family, Jason was a little over protective of his territory, and there wasn’t a holiday on the calendar that was immune from the affliction of having a maniac killer staking claim to it. April Fools Day was one of many, but was better than most…
…The fun and games end, however, when one of their group comes up missing and Kit Graham (Amy Steel from Friday the 13th fame) believes that she has seen his dead body. The rest of the group decide to split up (of course they do) to search for their missing comrade. Upon returning to the house they discover that there are now two guests missing. They are later discovered to have lost there heads and now everyone is freaking out and guests are dying off left and right.
…Somehow, April Fools Day snuck in under the radar and a lot of horror fans don’t even know that it exists. That is sad because April Fools Day is actually a very good addition to the genre. Writer Danilo Bach (Beverly Hills Cop) and director Fred Walton (When a Stranger Calls 1979) did a good job of taking the model slasher film and adding twists, turns, red herrings, and surprise endings (yes that’s plural) to create a mystery that is reminiscent of Agatha Christie on steroids.
nice, DOW up 379 to 6926, S& P up 43 to 719, NASDAQ huge rally there up 90 to 1358…
Jump Around like the Markets, lol
Airtime: Mon. Mar. 9 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
It’s time to take the issue from the pundits and from the left and right, and put it where it belongs, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer
Stimulus Package Unemployment Benefits Update: To Take or Not to Take, To Spend or Not to Spend, To Tax or Not to Tax…THAT is the question…
I nominate that as the new GOP slogan, To Spend or Not to Spend, to Tax or Not to Tax..
State updates as we approach the deadline for Governors to accept the stimulus funds for unemployment benefits..
It would be interesting to see an analysis of how much time and money the states are spending to figure out if they can afford to accept the funds, and all the legal ramifications…
Kansas: The Dispatch Online:
Sixty fourth District Sen. Mark Taddiken (R-Clifton) and Rep. Vern Swanson, (R-Clay Center), both said the State will have to be ‘very careful’ accepting the funding, particularly if any is to be used for ongoing programs. ‘There are so many strings, we have to be very careful how we accept this money,’ Swanson told those gathered at the Chamber Legislative Coffee at the Clay Center Medical Center Saturday morning. ‘I know $150 million will be spent on federal auditors. What does that tell you about how this money is going to be handled?’
Both said rules on spending federal stimulus funds may come in so late that the legislature may have to meet in special session making it harder for local units of government to begin their budgeting process. ‘We’ll be able to plug some holes,”‘in the budget for two years, Taddiken told the group. ‘We won’t have to cut K-12 funding for that time and the budget for them could ‘be flatlined’ for that length of time. After that, he said, it will be like ‘dropping off a cliff.’ We know we will still have serious problems that must be dealt with, he said.
TN: The Chatanoogan.com:
Rep. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) said Monday that Gov. Phil Bredesen’s decision to accept the unemployment portion of federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will lead to a tax hike. Rep. Kelsey said, ‘This decision will surely lead to a tax increase in Tennessee. This money comes with strings attached that will bankrupt our unemployment insurance fund.’
The strings attached would require Tennessee to grant unemployment insurance benefits to part-time employees for the first time in state history, he said. The funds would also require an increase in payments to full-time employees.
On Feb. 26, Rep. Kelsey, along with 23 other House Republicans filed House Joint Resolution 150 to urge the governor not take stimulus funds that require an increase in unemployment insurance benefits. The resolution also urges the governor not to take any stimulus funds from the federal government with strings attached that require increased entitlements when those entitlement expansions are permanent, but the money from the federal government will disappear after two years. “I still plan to move forward with House Joint Resolution 150 and with legislation to accomplish the same goal,” said Rep. Kelsey.
I wish Ahnold would do this with the CA legislature on spending…
MISS: Clarion Ledger.com:
Courtesy of realclearpolitics
To find out about this – go to any government website and type in HR 45 or Google HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009. You will get all the information.
Basically this would make it illegal to own a firearm – any rifle with a clip or ANY pistol unless:
.It is registered
.You are fingerprinted
.You supply a current Driver’s License
.You supply your Social Security #
.You will submit to a physical & mental evaluation at any time of their choosing
.Each update – change or ownership through private or public sale must be reported and costs $25 – Failure to do so you automatically lose the right to own a firearm and are subject up to a year in jail.
.There is a child provision clause on page 16 section 305 stating a child-access provision. Gun must be locked and inaccessible to any child under 18.
They would have the right to come and inspect that you are storing your gun safely away from accessibility to children and fine is punishable for up to 5 yrs. in prison.
It’s a bear market rally and the financials are leading the way…
DOW up 319 to 6866
S & P up 37 to 714
NASDAQ up 75 to 1343
Crossing wires now; Barney Frank says he expects uptick rule to be restored within a month, awesome :0) leading rally higher….