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Update 3:  If this didn’t hurt so damn bad it’d be funny.  No, it’s funny as hell but if it didn’t hurt so bad it’d be funny and not hurt.

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Update 2:   from the looney-bin.

Obama looks at climate engineering.

The president’s new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth’s air.John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed. One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun’s rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

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Update 1:  from the Politico:

CBC members praise Castro

Key members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for an end to U.S. prohibition on travel to Cuba, just hours after a meeting with former Cuban president Fidel Castro in Havana.

The fifty-year embargo just hasn’t worked,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Ca.) told reporters this evening at a Capitol press conference after returning from a congressional delegation visit to Cuba. “The bottom line is that we believe its time to open dialogue with Cuba.”

So Congress really is above the law.

Of course it won’t work if you never respect the thing, woman.

Lee and others heaped praise on Castro, calling him warm and receptive during their discussion. But the lawmakers disputed Castro’s later statement that members of the congressional delegation said American society is still racist.

I must be a racist because I think I trust Castro more on that statement.  I’ve been slammed too many times in recent history for “being a racist cracker” to  consider it preposterous and not remark on it.   Look, our first lady was never proud of the US until her husband got the nomination, ok?  That wasn’t a slip.

Where is it in the constitution that it says “Congress shall have the power to visit all dictators, popular or unpopular…”?

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We can start with a title:

GM, Segway to Make Vehicle

General Motors Corp. is teaming with Segway Inc., maker of the upright, self-balancing scooters, to build a new type of two-wheeled vehicle designed to move easily through congested urban streets.

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The machine, which GM says it aims to develop by 2012, would run on batteries and use wireless technology to avoid traffic backups and navigate cities.

The only word I have is “Despidity“, which is being so desperate that you engage in gross stupidity.

Unless you can haul a refrigerator or a boat-trailer or a family of five with one of these, your odds of them selling real well are kind of slim.

Well, maybe amphibious assault would be a good venue despite looking like socks on a chicken.

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Oh, my... don't they look fierce?

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Well, color me shocked

Despite President Barack Obama’s commitment to bipartisanship, Rogers says Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi (whom he described as “crazy,” “mean as a snake” and “Tom DeLay in a skirt”) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn’t get that memo.

“They don’t talk to us,” he said. “They’ve got the vote, and they can do what they want.”

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Prime blackmail material. Not my proudest moment when my son comes around the corner dressed up in his sister’s costume.  Well, he may be a princess, but as long as he isn’t a queen.

Not my proudest moment.

Not my proudest moment.

He still has a respectable grunt (arr-arrrh-arrrrrrh!), so all is not lost.  The high heels and the pink sun-hat tend to make me weep, though.

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Shamelessly stole this from Cranky’s post over at 6 Meat Buffet…  Go check ‘em out – he’s got a million of ‘em.

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This last one… If currency went down the crapper, I could fall back on this:

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