Monday, October 26, 2009

Balloon Shrinkage

This is heart breaking. I grew up here.

Such a great, and old golf course. So many vivid memories.

Alas, even if it is bought it looks as if the course will be lost forever.

Sad day.

Florence Golf and Country Club, I hope ye shall remain somehow.

Country club up for sale | | Florence, AL:

"But its golf history is certainly unsurpassed in the Shoals.

According to Ross, the state's second oldest country club has produced around 80 golf scholarships.

And Stewart Cink, the reigning British Open Champion, grew up playing the course. He's donated money to the club in the past and is part of the ownership group.

During better times, the club sported more than 500 members and held one of the most popular invitational golf tournaments in the area."

They really just can't stand having a black prez.

So desperate they'll believe anything:

Fake Obama Thesis Story Goes Viral, Because Of Stupidity:

"Okay, let's get you up to speed on the incredibly true story about how a bunch of right-wingers got taken in by some satiric blog post on Barack Obama's college thesis, written ages ago, and frantically presented it as real.

Months ago, some blogger crafted a fake news story about how Time Magazine's Joe Klein had obtained ten pages of a thesis written by Barack Obama, in which he wrote about how the Constitution was 'inherently flawed.'"

The Obama administration is either genius how they are playing this, or shockingly incompetent/evil.

For the life of me, I can't figure out which, which makes me lean a bit towards the first option.

However, if the final bill does not contain a strong, no trigger, PO on day one, then there is no reform.

Sources: White House Pushing Back Against Senate Public Option Opt Out Compromise | TPMDC:
"Multiple sources tell TPMDC that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is very close to rounding up 60 members in support of a public option with an opt out clause, and are continuing to push skeptical members. But they also say that the White House is pushing back against the idea, in a bid to retain the support of Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

'They're skeptical of opt out and are generally deferential to the Snowe strategy that involves the trigger,' said one source close to negotiations between the Senate and the White House. 'they're certainly not calming moderates' concerns on opt out.'

This new development, which casts the White House as an opponent of all but the most watered down form of public option, is likely to yield backlash from progressives, especially those in the House who have been pushing for a more maximal version of reform."

When Democrats Attack.

No with more Awsum!

Rep. Alan Grayson Grills Republican Congressman On Constitutionality Of Anti-ACORN Crusade

Watch Franken slice and dice the nice wingnut lady (updated w/transcript)

Pelosi Calls Out Tenther Reporter: ‘Are You Serious?’:

" “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?”

Pelosi: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

Listen here:

Pelosi is right to be dismissive of the fringe right-wing theory behind this question, which has no basis in the Constitution itself. Article I of the Constitution gives Congress the power “[t]o regulate commerce…among the several states” as well as the authority to “make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution” its power to regulate commerce.-Een ultra-conservative Justice Antonin Scalia acknowledges that these constitutional provisions give Congress sweeping authority to enact laws that regulate “economic activity.”"

All too often I feel exactly the same.

Balloon Juice � Blog Archive � Not for the Weak Stomached:

"This is the stupidest country in the world. Bring on President Palin. We deserve her."


Men who voted for McCain saw testosterone drop: study | Raw Story

: "WASHINGTON — Men who voted for Republican John McCain in last year's US presidential election saw their testosterone levels fall significantly when they learned he had lost to Barack Obama, a study showed Thursday."

You think Compton would be a tough place to live? Sheeeeet, it ain't got nothing on livin' in the NorCal.

I almost spilled a little wine when I read this.

Hot Air Balloon Hits Bicyclist On Napa Road -

The California Highway Patrol was at the scene of an accident involving a bicyclist and a hot air balloon in unincorporated Napa County.

The incident was first reported at about 9:30 a.m. on Henry Road at Dealy Lane west of Napa, near the Napa-Sonoma county line.

CHP Officer John Short said the bicyclist had possibly suffered a shattered ankle and lacerations to the neck, nose and hands. He did not have any other details on the incident."

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