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Oh, Hell.

Update:

Global Warming is all over the ground here and apparently it is really screwing things up for folks globally.  Except Polar Bears, apparently.

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cbullitt thinks he is going to hell for this.

He’d better make space on the benches next to him.

The funeral for a 70-year-old retired priest and green campaigner who died after cycling through the snow to the World Climate Change Summit has been held.

It is not clear to me whether he died in his sleep as a result of the ride or whether he did the ride and later died of natural causes.

http://itdontmakesense.blogspot.com/2010/01/ok-heres-rule-no-jokes-allowed-about.html

After reading more, he did arrive safely w/o medical fanfare, he just croaked while at a Global Warming Conference in the middle of a blizzard.  That’s all.

Really.

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Well, I personally think a lot of Dems might be going to hell for THIS themselves.  Dem Ben Nelson just shines and outs himself to be the sack of shit that he truly is.

The memo, written by McMaster Chief of Staff Trey Walker, explains that Nelson told McMaster that the Medicaid deal had not been his idea, and that the same Medicaid exemption would be extended to other states.

Senator Nelson insisted that he had not asked for the Cornhusker Kickback to be placed in the U.S. Senate version of the health care bill to secure his vote. Senator Nelson told the attorney general that it was simply a ‘marker’ placed in the U.S. Senate version of the bill and assured the attorney general that it would be ‘fixed,’ says the memo.

The document goes on to say: “Senator Nelson said it would be ‘fixed’ by extending the Cornhusker Kickback (100% federal payment) on Medicaid to every state.”  Politico

Call off the dogs” isn’t “reaching out”, sorry.  It is either a plea for help or a threat.

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Update #2:  A coworker sent me this.  I am really agitated and disturbed.  Creepy.

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UPDATE: The Salmonella Tomato Outbreak has been attributed by some to be caused by global warming.

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Quote for Today:

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.Oscar Wilde

Oooh, this is a good one…

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.Oscar Wilde

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Yes, it’s true! Now congressmen are seen to be openly engaging in tearful discussions on Oprah, hyperventilating at the mere mention of the words “per gallon”, and scarfing up enough valium to fell a horse.

Seems that the poor folks are getting uptight with Bush about oil.

Never mind that Bush can’t do much about OPEC that isn’t already being done, nevermind that congress tends to block his every attempt at increasing the supply, nevermind that other countries are hurting just as bad or more, nevermind that prices are artificially inflated due to speculation, nevermind that the weak dollar hurts our out-of-pocket cost, and nevermind that they won’t allow more refineries… he’s still a bastard. He must be, because we hate him. So sayeth the most cerebrally challenged congress members…

Yeah yeah yeah… whatever…

Senators Call on Bush to Take Action Against OPEC
Tuesday , June 17, 2008
WASHINGTON —
Eleven senators called on the Bush administration Tuesday to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against eight members of the OPEC cartel, saying they are violating trade rules by colluding to hold down global oil supplies.

The senators, 10 Democrats and one independent, maintained “the very existence of OPEC” violates the GATT trade agreement that prohibits nations from setting quotas or imposing other restrictions on exports.

“The refusal of OPEC nations who are members of the WTO to play by these rules is inexcusable, and they must be held accountable,” said the senators in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab.

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What do you expect anyone to do? Bomb them for oil? Ooopsie.

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Wouldn’t you know it? I won’t be in Oregon until late July. Actually for a while there you could find this in Eugene out by Veneta w/o breaking a sweat.

Wow. Hemp g-string, huh? That’s gotta chafe something awful.

Oregon Woman Plans to Parade Topless On July 4
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
AP

ASHLAND, Ore. —

A woman seen frequently in Ashland riding topless on her bicycle says she plans to be in Ashland’s Fourth of July parade free and independent of all clothing but a hemp G-string. The Chamber of Commerce says that’s contrary to the rules for the family celebration. She says she’ll sue if she can’t parade as she wishes.

Jen Moss has been known as “The Naked Lady” since she moved to Ashland in May from Ojai, Calif., drawn by the town’s nudity laws. They specify only that people must cover their genitalia in a city park or the downtown commercial district, which means Moss need not cover her breasts.

The police in California, she says, harassed her when she rode her bicycle wearing a G-string and pasties.

Moss applied for an entry for the parade, which draws thousands each year.

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce learned of her coverage plans from an online posting. She promised to lead in-line skaters “wearing only a hemp G-string and blowing a conch shell.”

“We don’t feel that someone in the parade who is topless or nearly naked is appropriate for a family audience,” said parade chairman James Kidd.

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City Council member Eric Navickas said he’s on Moss’s side.

If she can’t be in the parade, Navickas said, it would be “an interesting commentary on our society that we’re willing to tolerate dead bodies through our aggressive foreign policy from the war, but not healthy, naked bodies.”

Moss told the Ashland Daily Tidings in an e-mail that if she can’t be nearly naked in the parade, she would “run around near naked protesting their unconstitutional(ism) and un-Americanism.” And she said, she would ask the American Civil Liberties Union

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I was afraid of this. Huckabee should have just set down and shut his mouth. If you can’t help in any way, at least don’t shoot one of the guys in the ass.

He says not to denigrate Obama. Ok, so now that you open this can of worms, you hamstring McCain by legitimizing ANY complaints towards McCain if he so much as frowns at Obama. It is enough of an issue already but don’t make the guy’s job a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” issue. OF COURSE you shouldn’t denigrate the man, he’s done well to get this far… but he ought to be as open to criticism as the next guy.

If McCain has a *legitimate* issue with something Obama says, which HAS to happen in a presidential election, what the hell is he supposed to do if he’s afraid of being labelled a “demonizer”?

Former US presidential contender Mike Huckabee urged his fellow Republicans on Wednesday not to denigrate Democrat Barack Obama, saying they should celebrate the historic moment of a black candidate.

“Republicans will make a fundamental if not fatal mistake if they seek to win the election by demonising Barack Obama,” Huckabee told a news conference on a visit to Tokyo.

The former Arkansas governor said that, having grown up in the segregated South, he never thought he would see an African-American win the nomination of a major party for the US presidency.

“I do not want to have anyone misrepresent or miss the opportunity to celebrate what I think is a landmark achievement, not just for Barack Obama, but for the United States of America,” he said.

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