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Amy Klobuchar is Actually Doing Something I Can Approve Of.

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 Kristin O'Connell

A cousin on my father's side was murdered in 1985- Kristin O'Connell, from Burnsville.  20 years old at the time, she was in Ovid, NY visiting a guy she met on spring break in Florida that year.  Her throat was slashed, and the scene was made to look like a sexual assault, after she was murdered. 

I've never forgotten Kris, nor would Phyllis, her mother, ever let any of us. And now, she has Amy Klobuchar helping to encourage the state of NY to release  evidence to Amsterdam for Richard and Selma Eikelenboom to test her clothing for trace evidence.

Election irregularities in Iran

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 Whitehouse spokesman Robert Gibbs says:

"Obviously we continue to have concern about what we've seen. Obviously the Iranians are looking into this, as well," Gibbs told reporters. "We continue to be heartened by the enthusiasm of young people in Iran."

 Wow that]s some belligerant talk out of the Whitehouse! Really, that's the best they've got? Please give us something out of the administration that can be taken seriously.

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It is now more than 200 years since the great astronomer William Herschel observed a correlation between wheat prices and sunspots. When the latter were few in number, he noted, the climate turned colder and drier, crop yields fell and wheat prices rose. In the past two years, sunspot activity has dropped to its lowest point for a century. One of our biggest worries is that our politicians are so fixated on the idea that CO2 is causing global warming that most of them haven't noticed that the problem may be that the world is not warming but cooling, with all the implications that has for whether we get enough to eat.

It is appropriate that another contributory factor to the world's food shortage should be the millions of acres of farmland now being switched from food crops to biofuels, to stop the world warming, Last year even the experts of the European Commission admitted that, to meet the EU's biofuel targets, we will eventually need almost all the food-growing land in Europe. But that didn't persuade them to change their policy. They would rather we starved than did that.

Harvests of many crops will be lower this year due to Global Cooling. To force people to starve so that an evil cabal of tree huggers and farmers can profit is immoral. We need to stop buring our food. How anyone can support ethanol is beyond me?

Our press is dead.

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The White House's decision to fire AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin came amid politically-charged tensions inside the Corporation for National and Community Service, the organization that runs AmeriCorps.  Top executives at the Corporation, Walpin explained in an hour-long interview Saturday, were unhappy with his investigation into the misuse of AmeriCorps funds by Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who is now mayor of Sacramento, California and a prominent supporter of President Obama. Walpin's investigation also sparked conflict with the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento amid fears that the probe -- which could have resulted in Johnson being barred from ever winning another federal grant -- might stand in the way of the city receiving its part of billions of dollars in federal stimulus money.  After weeks of standoff, Walpin, whose position as inspector general is supposed to be protected from influence by political appointees and the White House, was fired.

Walpin learned his fate Wednesday night.  He was driving to an event in upstate New York when he received a call from Norman Eisen, the Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform.  "He said, 'Mr. Walpin, the president wants me to tell you that he really appreciates your service, but it's time to move on,'" Walpin recalls.  "Eisen said, 'You can either resign, or I'll tell you that we'll have to terminate you.'"

At that moment, Walpin says, he had finished not only a report on the Sacramento probe but also an investigation into extensive misuse of AmeriCorps money by the City University of New York, which is AmeriCorps' biggest program.  Walpin says he told Eisen that, given those two investigations, neither of which was well-received by top Corporation management, the timing of his firing seemed "very interesting."  According to Walpin, Eisen said it was "pure coincidence."  When Walpin asked for some time to consider what to do, Eisen gave him one hour. "Then he called back in 45 minutes and asked for my response," Walpin recalls.

It is sad that the MSM has voluntarily forfeited it's role as a watchdog on our goverment now that "The Won" is in office. A free press is not worth having if they only choose to investigate their enemies. Just think of the people that have died for the freedoms that today's lapdogs in them media ignore.

The MSM is dead, they are just slow to realize that it was a suicide.

Turban Durbin: Scumbag

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Is this not the definition of insider trading: Using confidential information not available to the general public to make Wall Street transactions?

From the Chicago Sun Times:

As U.S. stock markets plummeted last September, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin, sold more than $115,000 worth of stocks and mutual-fund shares and used much of the money to invest in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

The Illinois senator's 2008 financial disclosure statement shows he sold mutual-fund shares worth $42,696 on Sept. 19, the day after then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urged congressional leaders in a closed meeting to craft legislation to help financially troubled banks. The same day, he bought $43,562 worth of Berkshire Hathaway's Class B stock, the disclosure shows.

Altogether, Durbin sold investments worth $116,000 in September. By Oct. 2, he had invested $98,046 in Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway, the form shows.

Democrat culture of corruption.

On the environmentally sexy scale, wind turbines are a 10 and solar is hot.

Hennepin County is trying both, and has faced some ridicule for projections that show its new $900,000 solar installation in Medina won't recoup its investment for 60 years.

$900,000 for solar cells that will most likely be destroyed by hail long before their 60 year re-payment period? I see that Hennepin County still has too much money. I would have hoped that the people in local government would have stopped the most egregiously wasteful projects but it seems that they haven't. The only way to get the attention of people this thick headed is to cut their funding until either they get the message or their constituents deliver it to them at the ballot box.

Demolition Man

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Has everyone seen the movie, "Demolition Man"? It came out in 1993. I saw it again over the weekend and my first thought was, this is us. This is what our country has become since noon on January 20th, and is embracing. This is the hope 'n change we've been waiting for!

You had people having to check there little hand held computers to see how to act "appropriately", you had all sorts of bans on food, speech, health, guns, etc... all in the name of "public health" and "public safety". And the leader of this futuristic society set in 2032 was known as "The Savior".

One of my favorite actors, Dennis Leary was the leader of the underground, and he had the most fantastic line in that movie. If you can relate, there is still hope.

"You see, according to Cocteau's plan I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder - "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal?
I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener". 

Flag Day

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Today is Flag Day
God bless America.  Thank you to all who have served this country and defended this greatest nation on God's green Earth.
Thank you to all the police, firefighters and first responders who work hard to keep us safe here at home so we can enjoy the blessings we have been given.

Intelligence Quotient

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Ed felt the need to stir up trouble yesterday and quoted the debunked lie that George W Bush had an IQ in the double digits. He is probably referring to the massively debunked story by the mythical Lovenstein Institute that many "professional" new organizations took seriously. (Has anyone ever looked at the average IQ at ABCNBCCBSCNN vs. Fox?)

But let's set that stupidity aside for a moment and really look at what liberals like Ed are really trying to say. They are pushing the idea that having an higher IQ means that you are superior to someone with a lower IQ. So for the sake of argument let's accept the liberal premise that IQ is a significant determination for success in America and the higher the better.

Charles Murray, as well as many others, have shown that blacks on average have IQ's that are 10 to 15 points lower than whites. Liberals hate this statistic and have created a small cottage industry around explaining the differences. They say that the tests are culturally biased, which hasn't been true in decades. They note that IQ is not agood predictor of success and that is somewhat true, IQ is a weak predictor of success.

But note that none of these arguments are in play when they seek to bash Bush or other conservatives. Liberals are disingenuous and deceitful as they see IQ as an excellent way to insult some people but refuse to face the other non-PC implications of their premise.

Victor Davis Hanson has an excellent list of flip-flops and bold faced lies from BHO that would have been headlines if they had been committed by a Republican.

 In the first six months of the Obama administration, we have witnessed an assault on the truth of a magnitude not seen since the Nixon Watergate years. The prevarication is ironic given the Obama campaign’s accusations that the Bush years were not transparent and that Hillary Clinton, like her husband, was a chronic fabricator. Remember Obama’s own assertions that he was a “student of history” and that “words mean something. You can’t just make stuff up.” 

What is stunning about Obama’s hostile demagoguery about Bush’s War on Terror is not that he has now contradicted himself on one or two particulars. Instead, he has reversed himself on every major issue — renditions, military tribunals, intercepts, wiretaps, Predator drone attacks, the release of interrogation photos, Iraq (and, I think, soon Guantanamo Bay) — and yet never acknowledged these reversals. 

N.Korea Response to Toothless Sanctions

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N. Korea mulls military action over sanctions

"Pyongyang vows to 'weaponize' plutonium in response to U.N. measures"

I'm surprised Kim Jong Il feels it even necessary to vow any response, since the so called sanctions are as toothless as any issued by the UN.

"The sanctions resolution approved on Friday banned all weapons exports from North Korea and most arms imports into the state. It authorized U.N. member states to inspect North Korean sea, air and land cargo, requiring them to seize and destroy any goods transported in violation of the sanctions."  

This sounds good, but as you read more about these so-called sanctions, you begin to see they are as meaningless as a letter of reprimand.

Conspiracy Theories

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     I'm a big fan of conspiracy theory as a form of entertainment. Many if not all are so wildly ridiculous that I can't help but get into them like I get into watching crappy made-for-sci-fi-channel movies on a sunday afternoon with a couple of beers or while putting on one of those 'illegal smiles'. I'm not saying that I don't have my own conspiracy theories, I do, but they class more as 'coincidence webs' that pave the road of unintended consequences , because...well...I just don't put that much faith in mankind's ability to follow through on complexity. But I'm veering off here - I really just want to take an informal poll - What is your favorite conspiracy theory and why?

Digital TV

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Joanna Krupa

30 year-old model and actress.


So you think you had a bad day at work?

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Imagine you're a porn star. You head into work, get a BJ's, do some doggy,  anal and then you finally deliver a very nice facial right on cue. You head home, crack a cold one and pick up the paper and read this:

 Porn Industry Hit With 16 Confirmed HIV Cases

The newly released data brings the number of known HIV cases in adult film performers to 22 since 2004, including a porn actress who tested positive late last week.

Support Local Artists Next Friday

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Friday June 19

Artists Reception 7-11pm


Evolution: What We Don't Know

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ScienceDaily (June 9, 2009) — Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental new discovery about how birds breathe and have a lung capacity that allows for flight – and the finding means it's unlikely that birds descended from any known theropod dinosaurs.

The conclusions add to other evolving evidence that may finally force many paleontologists to reconsider their long-held belief that modern birds are the direct descendants of ancient, meat-eating dinosaurs, OSU researchers say.

"It's really kind of amazing that after centuries of studying birds and flight we still didn't understand a basic aspect of bird biology," said John Ruben, an OSU professor of zoology. "This discovery probably means that birds evolved on a parallel path alongside dinosaurs, starting that process before most dinosaur species even existed."

We made the best of some cool MN summer (aka fall) weather and enjoyed some cigars and a variety of adult beverages.

I might have another event Thursday June 25th if people are interested. We could also do a smoking deck tour of Minneapolis. Seven, moto-i, The Bulldog South and the CC Club all have smoking decks. Seven's is by far the nicest. Let me know what you think?

I'd also like to invite more bloggers so we'll let the rest of the MOB and the Drinking Liberally know about our next event. I picked the name TCBS to include everyone.

Some strange and potentially suspicious events tonight concerning the Obama White House and the AmeriCorps program.  I've been told that on Wednesday night the AmeriCorps inspector general, Gerald Walpin, received a call from the White House counsel's office telling him that he had one hour to either resign or be fired.  The White House did not cite a reason.  "The answer that was given was that it's just time to move on," one Senate source told me tonight.  "The president would like to have someone else in that position."

Inspectors General are part of every federal department. They are given the responsibility of independently investigating allegations of waste, fraud, and corruption in the government, without fear of interference by political appointees or the White House.  Last year Congress passed the Inspectors General Reform Act, which added new protections for IGs, including a measure requiring the president to give Congress 30 days prior notice before dismissing an IG.  The president must also give Congress an explanation of why the action is needed.  Then-Sen. Barack Obama was one of the co-sponsors of the Act.

UPDATE 2:  More information now, from the Associated Press.  The White House is going ahead with firing Walpin.  The firing apparently stems from Walpin's investigation of a non-profit group, St. HOPE Academy, run by Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who is now mayor of Sacramento, California (and a big Obama supporter).  "[Walpin] found that Johnson, a former all-star point guard for the Phoenix Suns, had used AmeriCorps grants to pay volunteers to engage in school-board political activities, run personal errands for Johnson and even wash his car," the AP reports.  In April, the U.S. attorney declined to file any criminal charges in the matter and criticized Walpin's investigation.  But at the same time Johnson and St. HOPE agreed to repay about half of the $850,000 it had received from AmeriCorps.

Bottom line: The AmeriCorps IG accuses prominent Obama supporter of misusing AmeriCorps grant money.  Prominent Obama supporter has to pay back more than $400,000 of that grant money.  Obama fires AmeriCorps IG.

The office of Whitehouse Protocol part 2

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Barry shows the Jews da shoes.

From CBS:

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