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A Question

Obama aides have long argued that their candidate offers hope while McCain offers fear. Judging by the balance of messages both candidates are giving voters before Election Day, it’s hard to disagree.  

Question: You take the money that government generates and you spread that money equally among all of the citizens. Is that: the former Soviet Republic? … or Alaska? 

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October 28, 2008 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment

Abuse of Power to Ethics Violations

Amazing what you can do in your first 20 months.  So this is the “executive experience” that Sarah brings? 

  • Abuse of power (guilty),
  • Ethics violations (probe in progress)
  • $17,000 in per diem tax dollars for sleeping in her own bed
  • Airline tickets and hotels for the family to watch Todd in a snowmobile race… 

After being found guilty of abusing her power as governor in the so-called “troopergate” scandal over the firing of her ex-brother-in-law, Palin now faces a second probe over whether she violated ethics rules in the affair.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081023/ts_alt_afp/usvoterepublicanpalin;_ylt=AjHwJaaTvU1BFlwxM6rTMFus0NUE

October 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

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October 23, 2008 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Another Downturn – Foreclosures up 70%

WASHINGTON – The number of homeowners ensnared in the foreclosure crisis grew by more than 70 percent in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2007, according to data released Thursday. 

By the end of the year, RealtyTrac expects more than a million bank-owned properties to have piled up on the market, representing around a third of all properties for sale in the U.S.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27329406

 

October 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

Palin’s Shopping Sprees & Maintenance

GOP spends $150,000 for Palin’s wardrobe in September

Most of it (over 75%) was spent in 2 massive shopping sprees: The expenses include $75,062 spent at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis Minn., and $41,850 in St. Louis in early September. (That’s $117,000 in 2 shopping trips – that’s the cost of a house).

The GOP spent $4,700 for her makeup and hair styling (just in September).  I wonder if her donors knew they were supporting her makeup requirements when they wrote their checks. 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27320899

October 22, 2008 at 5:11 pm 1 comment

Living with Wolves

I saw this National Geographic special on Ellis and wolves and it was fantastic.  By studying their howls closely, he developed a system that uses the appropriate type of howl to warn other packs to stay away.  The system can be used by ranchers to keep wolves away – instead of shooting them from planes. 

Shaun’s method allows for co-existence and is much cheaper.

The show is called Living With the Wolfman and it premieres this week on Animal Planet (APL – Direct Tv 282). 

http://www.newsweek.com/id/165028?GT1=43002 
Perhaps you’ve heard of
Shaun Ellis before. For 21 years, the British wolf expert has been living among wolves—howling, licking and snarling as one of them, both in the wild and in captivity, in the name of research. He spent seven years on an Indian reservation near Yellowstone National Park studying their distinctive howls, and ultimately publishing a book on the topic, “The Wolf Talk.” Later, he was the subject of a National Geographictelevision special, which documented his experience of raising a trio of cubs abandoned at birth, teaching them how to howl and hunt, and ultimately integrating them into a local pack.

October 22, 2008 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

Defining Marriage

Palin said she believed traditional marriage is the foundation for strong families.

And:  9 out of 10 bible-thumping divorcees agreed.

October 20, 2008 at 11:19 pm Leave a comment

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