July 09, 2009

Flotsam and Jetsam

Slow News Day, Local Truther Gets Front Page Expose.
From The Cedar Rapids Gazette

Like the rest of us on Sept. 11, 2001, Russ Gerst stared in awe as the World Trade Center in New York City collapsed into dust.But now, like only a handful of onlookers, Russ wonders how the Twin Towers crumbled so quickly and so completely... We’ve got to figure out what happened,” says Russ, 42, of Cedar Rapids. “We can’t listen to the adults. They’ve already looked at it and say nothing (unusual) happened.”

Of course the papers comment section was overrun by those that think the X-Files is a documentary. Fortunately one b.j edwards does yeoman work in debunking the bunkers.

As Scooby used say, "RutRoh": Obama Approval Index at NEGATIVE EIGHT?
From Rassmusen

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 30% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of –8. The President’s Approval Index rating has fallen six points since release of a disappointing jobs report last week
Washington pussies rescued from Alaska's Killer Midnight Sun:
From the Anchorage Daily News.

(Alaska)Troopers say they got a report of an emergency locator beacon registered to Washington, D.C., resident William Calomiris, 27, that was activated near Pungokepuk Lake, 20 miles northeast of Twin Hills, about 8:30 p.m. July 1. An air taxi service had dropped him and Adam Grunstra, also 27, of Bethesda, Md., off at the lake on June 30 for a seven-day stay, troopers said.
Troopers alerted the Alaska Air National Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard and then diverted their own Dillingham-based floatplane that was in the area to head to the scene and check things out.
The floatplane touched down about 10:30 p.m. to find there was no emergency. A day in the wilds had just taken its toll and the men were ready to leave, troopers said.
"Calomiris and Grunstra claimed that they had been sunburned," troopers wrote in a dispatch. "They were unprepared to deal with the long day length and any further exposure to the sun. They had activated the beacon in an effort to get extracted ahead of schedule."
And you thought eugenics went out of style after 1945.
From the New York Times

Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg

A Question that must be asked.
Why is it that when Sarah Palin changes directions she is erratic, unpredictable, and "flighty", but when B.HO is flipping and flopping like a freshly hooked sockeye he is considered Pragmatic?

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