Archive for October, 2009
Rick Perry…. Take a look at his lowlights.
TOP TEN RICK PERRY FAILURES
- #10: Health Insurance Premiums Increase 91.6%
- #9: Homeowners Insurance Rates Skyrocket During Perry’s Tenure
- #8: Utility Rates Out of Control
- #7: Perry Taking a Toll on Texans
- #6: Perry Prices Texans Out of a College Education
- #5: Perry’s Stimulus Hypocrisy Costs Texans
- #4: Perry Education Report Card: F
- Visit our website to check out the top 3 Rick Perry Failures!
By MARESA PATIENCE, Associated Press Writer Maresa Patience, Associated Press Writer – Wed Oct 14, 8:59 pm ET
LONDON – The North Pole will turn into an open sea during summer within a decade, according to data released Wednesday by a team of explorers who trekked through the Arctic for three months.
Go Earth! —
I wrote to you last week asking for your help to produce and air a powerful new ad about why doctors and nurses around the country are standing up for health insurance reform. The response was extraordinary — thousands of OFA supporters chipped in over $600,000 in just a few days, blowing away our $300,000 goal.
So now we have a tremendous opportunity. We’re putting the finishing touches on the ad, just in time for a week of crucial negotiations in Congress that could determine the final shape of health reform. If we reach $1 million by Wednesday, we can pull the trigger on an ambitious plan.
We’ll focus the energy of staff across the country on this key campaign, hold events with doctors and nurses, and air the ad coast-to-coast to elevate their trusted voices at this critical moment.
Will you donate $15 or more now to help make it happen? https://donate.barackobama.com/HealthAd
P.S. — Last week, we brought doctors and nurses from across the country to the studio to film the ad. Check out behind-the-scenes pictures of the ad you’re funding and chip in to help us put it on the air at this vital time.
Wild. The Universe is a crazy place where all sorts of things are possible. Check this out:
…The exoplanet, COROT-7b, was discovered in February by the COROT space telescope launched by the French and European space agencies. Last month is became the first planet outside our solar system to be confirmed as a rocky body — most other known exoplanets are gas giants.
…To find out what COROT-7b’s atmosphere might be like, Fegley and his colleagues modeled it. They found that COROT-7b’s atmosphere is made up of the ingredients of rocks and when “a front moves in,” pebbles condense out of the air and rain into lakes of molten lava below.
…As you go higher the atmosphere gets cooler and eventually you get saturated with different types of ‘rock’ the way you get saturated with water in the atmosphere of Earth,” Fegley explained. “But instead of a water cloud forming and then raining water droplets, you get a ‘rock cloud’ forming and it starts raining out little pebbles of different types of rock.”
Roy Williams: “I’m just a blocker, a catcher and runner and just trying to do all of them in 60 minutes of play. I just run to my spot and catch the ball. That’s what I feel my role is right now, blocking downfield or catching the ball when it comes my way,” Williams said.
Uhh – that’s the role of every receiver. It almost sounds like you’re complaining, I’m hoping that’s not the case. Block, catch, and run. Enjoy your job, enjoy your bank account.
Ben Maller: If Roy Williams doesn’t produce in a large way, the Cowboys won’t make the playoffs this season.
Not true. The Cowboys are a running team now, pending the return of Jones. Perhaps not a running team like the Ravens of the past few years, but much more of a running team than they’ve been in recent history. He needs to contribute and he needs to contribute like a #1 WR, but he doesn’t need to put the team on his back, he doesn’t need to be T.O. or Fitzgerald. The Cowboys have plenty of people with the ability to catch a pass. Between Williams, Witten and Crayton (plus Barber & Choice can catch), the Cowboys have plenty of hands to share in receptions. The Cowboys have 2 WR’s in the top 25 in terms of yards, as well as a TE who is top 5 in yards and top 5 in receptions. Considering that Romo is not in the top 10 in terms of passing yards, it says that these 3 receivers are doing an adequate job. Room for improvement, always. But they’re not stinking it up.
I am cheering for the 49’ers like I’ve never cheered them before.
As a Cowboys fan, I almost never cheer them at all (only when they play another NFC East opponent). But I’m cheerin’ for ’em now! I cheer for them every week because I want them to succeed without Michael Crabtree. They’re 2 and 1 and they lost in the final seconds of the game against Minnesota.
Nobody ever had any sympathy for him, none of us have sympathy for rookie holdouts. But now that we’re in October, I am full-on rooting for failure. I hope they don’t sign him. I HOPE he goes back into the draft next year. I hope he sits out a year and gets drafted in the 3rd round in 2010. I would be tuned in to the 2010 draft cheering each time he gets skipped.
Rodney Harrison (NBC) says of Crabtree “”the biggest idiot I’ve ever seen in the National Football League”. Scoop Jackson (ESPN) opens his article on Crabtree by saying “Ever wonder what it feels like to be jackass?”
I hope the 49’ers say “Let us know when you’re ready to sign, because $20 million is our final offer.” Here’s part of Jackson’s thoughts, read the whole article at ESPN:
The 49ers were supposed to need Crabtree. They were supposed to draft him, pay him stacks, discover how supremely talented and gifted he was, succeed with him instantly — and then make him the cornerstone of the franchise.
But it’s hard to hold a team hostage when it is already doing what you claim your client will single-handedly help it do: win. And that is one thing no one in Crabtree’s camp expected. Especially not right out of the gate. Not like this. And along with those two unexpected wins is one stat that can’t escape notice: Of the 256 players selected in the 2009 NFL draft, 255 are signed.
U.S. consumer spending soars to eight-year high; ‘cash for clunkers’ credited
Federal Reserve: Recession is over