Saturday, July 12, 2008

Buzz Foto LLC - Paparazzi Is An Art Form!

Buzz Foto LLC - Paparazzi Is An Art Form!: "Exuding Style While Waiting For A Bus!"

The ethanol scam - Care2 News Network

The ethanol scam - Care2 News Network:

"Supporters say that biofuels like ethanol will save the planet from
environmental disaster. But as Nicole Colson shows, this corporate, market-based
'solution' to the crisis is no solution at all."

It makes a few farmers rich, drives up the price of food and in climate change terms provides absolutely no benefit. Biofuels are not the answer, most of all ethanol is not the right choice.

Statements about Tony Snow

President George W. Bush issued a statement this morning:

"Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend, Tony Snow. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Jill, and their children, Kendall, Robbie and Kristi. The Snow family has lost a beloved husband and father. And America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character. ... He brought wit, grace and a great love of country to his work. His colleagues will cherish memories of his energetic personality and relentless good humor. All of us here at the White House will miss Tony, as will the millions of Americans he inspired with his brave struggle against cancer."

Statement from MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann:

Tony Snow was an optimistic, funny, and courageous man who could set aside his politics and inspire others to do the same. It might surprise many at all political points, but while we could not have disagreed more on policy, we were in frequent contact, even during his days as Press Secretary, even as I was criticizing his work and he was — in his own words — yelling at the screen as he watched. It was with great sadness that I heard of his death today, and with sincerity I extend my condolences and my staff's to his family. In the best of us, there is a difference between the message and the messenger, and Tony Snow epitomized that.

Roger Ailes appearance this morning on Fox & Friends:

Well, I'd known Tony before. So I'd met him in Washington years ago and I knew of him. And I always thought he was a great communicator and what people don't know about Tony is that he was a genuine intellectual. He had traveled, he understood a lot about foreign policy, he was a writer. He was a very deep thinker. On top of that, he was, he played in a rock band, and sometimes did things you didn't expect of him. So he was a renaissance man in a sense and kind of guy who could go anywhere and have an intellectual conversation with anyone. At the same time, the only thing he ever worried about was his family. That was the only time I ever saw Tony show any concern about anything. If you got on to the family, he'd tell you about his wife, he'd tell you about his kids, and you could tell, that was his focus and his concern, and where he put all of his effort. So, you know, he was a man that we just all admired greatly.

Greta Van Susteren, who anchors a special edition of On The Record tonight at 9pmET, responds on her blog:

Tony was a favorite...not just of mine but of everyone who has worked with him...he was the first person in the DC Bureau to welcome me to Fox and he never stopped being just about the nicest guy you ever met. I never heard him say a harsh thing about anyone (something that I can't say about myself...) I have asked to come in tonight and do a one hour special about Tony.

Statement from CNN anchor Larry King:

Tony Snow was a remarkable colleague and a good friend. He was extraordinarily likable, not only for his sense of humor and wit, but for his gift of giving others the space to express opinions, even if they countered his own. Devoted to his country and family, Tony was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word, and he will be deeply missed.

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ABC News: Dead Sea Walking? Man-Made Crisis Feared

ABC News: Dead Sea Walking? Man-Made Crisis Feared:

"This year the rate of decline in the sea's level is expected to be over 4 feet;
the cause is man-made. People are using 90 percent of the Dead Sea's main
source, the Jordan River, for farming and drinking."

As much as the talk of the Middle East is about land, I think that the long range problem for the region is going to be water.

Iran vows to crush Israel if attacked - Iran-

Iran vows to crush Israel if attacked - Iran-

"TEHRAN - Iran would destroy Israel and 32 U.S. military bases in the Middle
East if the Islamic Republic was attacked over its disputed nuclear program, a
senior official was quoted as saying on Saturday."

Regardless of who destroyed who, a war of this nature in the Middle East would kill many many people. All this talk is really starting to make me nervous.

South Koreans vacate resort in North after shooting - Yahoo! News

South Koreans vacate resort in North after shooting - Yahoo! News:

"SEOUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of South Korean tourists vacated a mountain resort
in the North on Saturday, a day after a North Korean soldier shot and killed a
53-year-old woman vacationer who wandered into a military zone in the area."

This is probably a mistake by one soldier, this doesn't match the actions that the North Korean government have been taking recently.

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - No McCain-Huckabee ticket? « - Blogs from

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - No McCain-Huckabee ticket? « - Blogs from

"(CNN) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Saturday
he's not formally being vetted for the No. 2 spot on John McCain's presidential

I think that Mike would be a good choice for McCain.

Political Lunch 07-11-08: featuring Alix Steel

Fox News homage to Tony Snow

U.S. Considers Increasing Pace of Iraq Pullout -

U.S. Considers Increasing Pace of Iraq Pullout -

"WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is considering the withdrawal of
additional combat forces from Iraq beginning in September, according to
administration and military officials, raising the prospect of a far more
ambitious plan than expected only months ago."

This could be in response to the election, and I know parties on the left will take credit for it. However, it is also a sign that things are getting better in Iraq, and that the course that was supported by Bush and McCain is working.

Flawed Hollywood » Miley Cyrus Leaked Again

Flawed Hollywood » Miley Cyrus Leaked Again:

"Here we go again, more photographs of Miley Cyrus have hit the internet."

Miley or not, what do you think?

Jennifer Garner Shows Off Her Baby Bump! - FameCrawler

Jennifer Garner Shows Off Her Baby Bump! - FameCrawler:

"Those pregnancy rumors about Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck must be true! I
mean look at Jen's blouse - totally hiding a small baby bump."

It would be nice to see them have another kid. Congrats if this is true, to Jenn.

Stupid Celebrities Gossip » Angelina Jolie Gives Birth to Twins: Twins Birth A Rumor

Stupid Celebrities Gossip » Angelina Jolie Gives Birth to Twins: Twins Birth A Rumor:

"Angelina Jolie gave birth to her twin girls today in Nice, France, sources
are reporting. Credible news sources announced the twins birth but apparently
the information is incorrect."

She is playing with the media, I swear she is up there with pillows under her shirt, releasing these reports to fuck with people. In a couple weeks she will come out as thin as ever and we never will see the kids. Ohh ok, maybe the kids are real. She needs to pop them out, so that we can all move on.

Laura Ingraham on Jesse Jackson's Victimology, Black Racists

Greg interviews a former stripper

WASHINGTON WEEK | July 11, 2008 Webcast Extra | PBS

Newsvine - Is "black hole" a racially insensitive term?

Newsvine - Is "black hole" a racially insensitive term?:

"Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central
collections 'has become a black hole' because paperwork reportedly has become
lost in the office.
Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted
him with a loud 'Excuse me!' He then corrected his colleague, saying the office
has become a 'white hole.'"

This reminds me of a story about my sister when she was little. Her middle name is Jean and mine is Adams - it relates. My mother said that something ran in the genes, my sister who heard this said, "it runs in the Adamses too." She was young she misunderstood the use of the word, this man, doesn't have that to explain his sillyness.


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