You Really Wanna Save the Economy?
Starting right now.
No meetings, no hearings, no debates, no spending, no nothing.
Shut it down.
For 365 days.
64% believe Obama should be president for life
Question #2,108: What is your party affiliation?
I wonder what his numbers would look like if the media didn't treat him like he tap-danced on hot coals and shat ice cream...
HOUSTON – Gunfire on the Texas Southern University campus wounded six people and scattered the crowd at a community rally, and police on Thursday were investigating whether a gang rivalry was behind the drive-by shooting.
People were gathered at the event that included a Houston rapper's performance when a car drove by and shots sprayed out from the vehicle, school spokeswoman Eva Pickens said, citing witness statements to police. The sound of gunfire made people drop to the pavement of the parking lot where the rally was being held to promote community service and voter registration.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT VIOLATIONS
The University deems the following acts unacceptable and violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Acting under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, or portraying misconduct that occurs as a result of alleged mental or emotional distress or illness does not diminish or excuse a violation of the Disciplinary Code. Violators will be subjected to disciplinary sanctions that may result in a combination of sanctions and/or suspension or expulsion from the University.
Additionally, depending upon the severity of the offense(s), disciplinary sanctions may include, but are not limited to, the sanctions described in Section III (Disciplinary Sanctions). However, any violation of the following regulations may result in a student’s sanction of immediate, temporary or interim suspension or expulsion. This list may not be all inclusive of inappropriate behavior or misconduct.
4.5 Dangerous Weapons – Unauthorized possession, display, use, or storage of weapons, firearms, fireworks, explosives, ammunition, explosive devices, or dangerous chemicals and/or combustible liquids or material on the University campus, University-managed facilities, housing or residential facilities, or at University sponsored activities or events. A dangerous weapon is any object or substance designed or used to cause pain, injury, damage, or to incapacitate persons and/or damage personal or private property or belongings. Dangerous weapons may include, but are not limited to, firearms, rifles, BB guns, air pistol/pellet guns, paintball guns, knives, clubs, slingshots, etc. Replicas or simulated weapons are also prohibited on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.
2. Dog Eat Dog
3. Writing On The Wall
4. Turn It Up
5. Street Rats
7. Light My Way
9. I Love You So I Told You A Lie
10. Free For All (Live)
11. Dog Eat Dog (Live)
12. Street Rats (Alternate Version)
1. Wango Tango
2. Scream Dream
3. Hard As Nails
4. I Gotta Move
5. Violent Love
6. Flesh & Blood
7. Spit It Out
8. Come And Get It
9. Terminus El Dorado
10. Don't Cry (I'll Be Back Before You Know It Baby)
1. Need You Bad
2. One Woman
3. I Got The Feelin'
4. Tight Spots
5. Venom Soup
7. Weekend Warriors
9. Good Friends And A Bottle Of Wine
10. Name Your Poison
"There appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and carbon are linked in climate models."
The test of a qualified judicial nominee is also not whether that person has their own political views. Every jurist surely does. The test is whether he or she can effectively subordinate their views in order to decide each case on the facts and the merits alone. That is what keeps our judiciary independent in America. That is what our Founders intended.
And while there are many qualities that I admire in judges across the spectrum of judicial philosophy, and that I seek in my own nominee, there are a few that stand out that I just want to mention.
First and foremost is a rigorous intellect, a mastery of the law, an ability to hone in on the key issues and provide clear answers to complex legal questions.
Second is a recognition of the limits of the judicial role, an understanding that a judge's job is to interpret, not make law, to approach decisions without any particular ideology or agenda, but rather a commitment to impartial justice, a respect for precedent, and a determination to faithfully apply the law to the facts at hand.
These two qualities are essential, I believe, for anyone who would sit on our nation's highest court. And yet these qualities alone are insufficient. We need something more.
For as Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, the life of the law has not been logic, it has been experience; experience being tested by obstacles and barriers, by hardship and misfortune; experience insisting, persisting, and ultimately overcoming those barriers. It is experience that can give a person a common touch and a sense of compassion, an understanding of how the world works and how ordinary people live.
And that is why it is a necessary ingredient in the kind of justice we need on the Supreme Court.
An 84-year-old woman driving in Medfield this morning allegedly hit two young children after leaving a church Mass, police said.
It was at least the eighth serious car accident in Massachusetts involving an elderly driver in the last month.
WASHINGTON — If the Senate doesn't pass a bill to cut global warming, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer says, there will be dire results: droughts, floods, fires, loss of species, damage to agriculture, worsening air pollution and more.
An effort on the scale of the Apollo mission that sent men to the Moon is needed if humanity is to have a fighting chance of surviving the ravages of climate change. The stakes are high, as, without sustainable growth, "billions of people will be condemned to poverty and much of civilisation will collapse".
The House of Representatives has just passed – barely – a major climate change bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). The bill is now off to the Senate, where it will face a tough battle. ACES is imperfect, loaded down with many political favors.
It is also incomplete, neglecting important aspects of our response to energy and climate issues.
Nonetheless, ACES is an important step forward. Americans should urge their Senators to support this imperfect but important legislation.
A 5-year-old girl suffered serious burns Friday evening when her dress caught fire while she was making smores in a fire pit, Boston fire officials said.
The incident happened at a home on Bradford Street. Fire officials said as the girl was making smores in the pit, someone used an igniting fluid to accelerate the fire, which caught the girl's dress on fire.
"The child was too close to the fire."
"This is an illegal fire pit that we don't allow in the city of Boston."
"And it was uncovered. Had it been covered, it probably would have protected the child."
"Brass rainbows forever, baby!"
~ Ted Nugent
Jeffrey McCob went to Gardner District Court this week with a $100 ticket hanging over his head. A month earlier, he had been pulled over on Route 2 for obstructing an emergency vehicle.
After making his case to Clerk Magistrate Whitney J. Brown, the Leominster resident was found not responsible and the ticket was dismissed. By challenging the ticket, Mr. McCob lost a couple of hours in travel and court time. It was certainly preferable, however, to paying the $100 and related insurance surcharges.
“If these types of tickets only came with a fine, maybe I'd have let it go,” Mr. McCob said. “But you're paying a lot more than the fine.”
Armed with the knowledge that more than 250,000 tickets for civil motor vehicle infractions were challenged in the state last fiscal year, legislators have voted to charge drivers $25 for such hearings.
State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer, D-Barre, was a member of the conference committee that discussed attaching a cost to clerk hearings. Legislators estimate the change will yield $5 million this fiscal year in revenue, all of which will be returned to the court system's budget.
With trial courts collectively taking an $18 million hit this year, Mr. Brewer said, “This provides a measure of restoration.”
“Is it fun? Is it something I'm happy about? Heck no,” Mr. Brewer said. “But there's a mountain of things we're not happy about because of the hand we were dealt.”
“I don’t think people fought and gave their lives so that some guy can sit in his bedroom and be mean. I don’t think that’s what freedom of speech is,” he continued. “Freedom of speech is really about assembly — for us to collectively have an idea. We want to get our point of view out so we can assemble and I can appoint you to be the spokesman. That’s freedom of speech — to be able to collectively speak for a sector of people.
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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Tuesday it could continue to imprison non-U.S. citizens indefinitely even if they have been acquitted of terrorism charges by a U.S. military commission.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. leaders should be open to the possibility of a second stimulus package to jolt the economy out of a recession still causing job losses, House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday.
Do you endorse Republican Congressional efforts to put America's economy back on track by cutting taxes, shrinking government, cutting government regulations and opening up all opportunities for our free nation's enterprise system to create, innovate and prosper?
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MOSCOW -- With the clock running out on a new US-Russian arms treaty before the previous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, expires on December 5, a senior White House official said Sunday said that the difficulty of the task might mean temporarily bypassing the Senate’s constitutional role in ratifying treaties by enforcing certain aspects of a new deal on an executive levels and a “provisional basis” until the Senate ratifies the treaty.
The Senate is able to write legislation in the middle of the night and vote on it without anyone reading it. Apparently, however, they can't work on this given five months notice.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sought to rally support for his domestic initiatives, while Sen. John McCain called for Americans to support Iranian election protesters. The one-time presidential rivals both cited the spirit of the nation's founders in their Fourth of July radio and Internet addresses.
"That is the spirit we are called to show once more," Obama said Saturday.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Massachusetts state officials released study results that found consumers saved more than $270 million in premiums during the first year of the managed competition model for auto insurance, which started in April 2008.
Gov. Mitt Romney and Attorney General Tom Reilly sparred over auto insurance on Tuesday, with Reilly saying the governor's reform plan would create chaos for drivers...
"If that bill which has been proposed by the governor goes into effect, all hell will break loose in this state," Reilly said at a morning news conference.
chaos (noun): the condition that results from private citizens being allowed to keep more of their hard-earned money, making it harder for politicians to funnel it through the system and back into their re-election coffers and the pockets of their campaign donors. (see also: all hell breaking loose)
His defense lawyer, John Simmons, argued that Corti received only minor injuries in the confrontation while "photographs of the defendant showed what looked like a car accident.
But the judge didn't feel sorry for him.
"Luckily, Mr. Conti was an able-bodied 72-year-old who was able to defend himself," Recorder Angela Morris said. "The jury might well have concluded you got what you deserved when you entered that property and took a swipe at him with that weapon."
Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed.
Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries.