US commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus is the latest to offer a hint that the administration is about to begin launching cross border raids into Pakistan, calling for attacks on both sides of the porous border.
That is incitement to commit murder. - Julian Assange on Mike Huckabee calling for Assange's execution for treason, Link
How can Assange be guilty of treason when he's never taken an oath to defend the United States?
Blizzard knocks out the right's powers of reasoning
Add in the news that scientists now believe that global warming means more snow and, perhaps, lower temperatures in the winter and the right becomes insufferable.
"If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care, your members should walk that walk," Crowley wrote to incoming House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). "You cannot enroll in the very kind of coverage that you want for yourselves, and then turn around and deny it to Americans who don't happen to be Members of Congress."
The push began in earnest after Rep.-elect Andy Harris (R-Md.) reportedly complained in a November private meeting that his government healthcare benefits did not begin immediately.
So far, incoming Reps. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) and Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) have declined their government health insurance.
Don Brown noted that the FAA released this bit of news in timing that virtually guaranteed that the story would be buried.
Bet you won't hear a peep out of Sen. Coburn and the Teabaggers over this. Big government contractors swilling from the Treasury's feed trough never seems to inspire any outrage from them. But try to help veterans, the 9-11 first responders or other people who are down on their luck and, oh my gawd, listen to the cries of the Teabaggers who all of a sudden care about government spending.
After taking the survey, and finding out that, as a non-believer, the Army considers him unfit to serve, Sgt. Griffith sent out an email to all the organizations and individuals involved in Rock Beyond Belief, and people sprang into action. MRFF has a prominent law firm on it, and several of the bloggers among the recipients of the email immediately posted about this jaw droppingly outrageous "religious test."
One of these blog posts, written by Al Stefanelli, has now gone viral. Al's post, which begins, "Did you know that the United States Army is concerned with the spiritual well-being of their soldiers? Did you know that if you choose not to believe in the supernatural that the United States Army can consider you unfit to serve?," can be found here, and a follow-up post here.
Asia's first school made of plastic bottles is 3x stronger than concrete
This morning, we have another awesome project to add to our list of amazing bottle architecture – this cleverly constructed schoolhouse in San Pablo, Philippines, which happens to be the first of its kind in Asia. The innovative building was conceived and constructed by Illac Diaz and MyShelter Foundation as a way of turning a negative – an abundance of discarded plastic bottles – into a positive – a brand new place for children to get their learn on. The school is made from 1.5 and two-liter soda and water bottles filled with adobe, a combo that is relatively cheaper than concrete and – get this – is also about three times stronger!
Way back in the summer of 2009, your Sarah Palin was busy scaring the shit out of The Stupids (i.e., her base) by claiming that the gubmint wanted to vampire-stake Nana in her hospice bed, for fun. Thanks to a new Medicare regulation effective January 1, we will soon relive the halcyon days of snowbilly grifter reality teevee stars attempting to fearmonger your terminally-ill father's DNR out of existence, because Nobama gave a secret Christmas present to America's olds: The Death Panels are back! READ MORE »