Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wild Ride

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie....


Lost my house, lost my car, lost my job working on Guiliani's campaign....


Cocaine. (insert guitar riff)

Unless you're a Republican.

Meet Rudy Guiliani's South Carolina campaign chairman. He likes the powder.... a lot.

State treasurer suspended after drug charges

Gov. Mark Sanford has suspended state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel after it was announced Tuesday the Charleston Republican had been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent distribute cocaine.

The only money I ever want to use. The godless kind.

Mint releases more 'godless' dollars

PHILADELPHIA — It looks like the U.S. Mint has struck again — or not struck again, depending on how you look at it. New dollar coins featuring John Adams are missing edge inscriptions including "In God We Trust," according to the Professional Coin Grading Service, a rare coin authentication company based in Newport Beach, Calif.

The company said people have found hundreds of Adams dollar coins without the edge lettering, repeating a previous mistake. In March, an unknown number of George Washington dollar coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint without "In God We Trust," "E Pluribus Unum," and the year and mint mark inscribed on the edge.


Let's see.... health care, wages and education... all Democratic issues... very important issues, wouldn't you say?

Red States are at the bottom of each..... yep, that's about right.

You get the governments you vote for.

Red States not doing so well on health care, wages and education


Speaking of Red States....

....and don't get me wrong. I was born and raised in a Red State. Plenty of very good damn people in Red States. But there is a need to point out the rampant hypocrisy that occurs in the Republican led states.

Sanctity of marriage my ass.

Daily Kos: Bigots lose in Massachusetts

Update: Look at the pernicious effect gay marriage is having on marriage in Massachusetts! (From MikeBaseball in the comments)

PRESIDENT Bush and Vice President Cheney make reference to "Massachusetts liberals" as if they were referring to people with some kind of disease. I decided it was time to do some research on these people, and here is what I found.

The state with the lowest divorce rate in the nation is Massachusetts. At latest count it had a divorce rate of 2.4 per 1,000 population, while the rate for Texas was 4.1.

But don't take the US government's word for it. Take a look at the findings from the George Barna Research Group. George Barna, a born-again Christian whose company is in Ventura, Calif., found that Massachusetts does indeed have the lowest divorce rate among all 50 states. More disturbing was the finding that born-again Christians have among the highest divorce rates [...]

The Associated Press, using data supplied by the US Census Bureau, found that the highest divorce rates are to be found in the Bible Belt. The AP report stated that "the divorce rates in these conservative states are roughly 50 percent above the national average of 4.2 per thousand people." The 10 Southern states with some of the highest divorce rates were Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. By comparison nine states in the Northeast were among those with the lowest divorce rates: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

It's the difference between people who embrace love, and those who seek to politicize and demonize it.


This happened a week ago and it got lost in the shuffle.

I use to watch Mr. Wizard. RIP Mr. Wizard

TV's 'Mr. Wizard' Don Herbert Dies at 89:

"Don Herbert, who as television's 'Mr. Wizard' introduced generations of young viewers to the joys of science, died Tuesday. He was 89. Herbert, who had bone cancer, died at his suburban Bell Canyon home, said his son-in-law, Tom Nikosey.

'He really taught kids how to use the thinking skills of a scientist,' said former colleague Steve Jacobs. He worked with Herbert on a 1980s show that echoed the original 1950s 'Watch Mr. Wizard' series, which became a fond baby boomer memory."


Another story lost in the shuffle.

Mich. man in wheelchair takes wild ride:

"RAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A 21-year-old man got the ride of a lifetime when his electric wheelchair became lodged in the grille of a semitrailer and was pushed down a highway for several miles at about 50 mph.

Ben Carpenter was unharmed but was taken to a hospital as a precaution. He had been secured to his wheelchair by a seat belt. Carpenter, who has muscular dystrophy, told a television station that he thought he might not make it through the ride.

'I was probably thinking that this is going to keep going and not stop anywhere, 50 or 60 miles somewhere,' he told WOOD-TV of Grand Rapids.


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