Sarah Palin will soon take her rightful place as the queen of the Oil Palace. Event organizers in Tyler, TX announced that Palin will be speaking at the 60,000 square foot arena on June 24, following earlier appearances by her Fox News colleagues Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck. In fact, ?people who have tickets for Beck, who is coming to the Oil Palace April 24, will have priority in buying tickets for Palin’s appearance.? It?s a fitting venue for Palin, who has referred to global warming science as ?snake oil.? This morning, Palin doubled down with this Facebook posting:
The man-made global warming hysteria isn?t based on sound science, and the Obama administration?s energy policy isn?t based on sound economics. If the climategate revelations teach us anything, it?s that we need to cool down the rhetoric and fire up our common sense.
That?s the kind of rhetoric that seems fitting for the Oil Palace.
Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) claims the White House dangled a federal job for him if he would stay out of the Democratic primary against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA).[...]
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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
How in the name of all that is or isn't holy can anyone trust a bald-faced liar? "Once a liar always a liar," as my grandmother used to say, and the Repuglican Party is soooo full of liars! GOP HYPOCRISY:
"One year later, one thing is clear: the stimulus bill has failed," said Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) added, "This was not the plan Americans asked for or the results they were promised."
However, Republicans are not so down on the stimulus when it comes to trumpeting money in their home states and districts. A new report by The Progress Report released yesterday documents 110 Republicans -- more than half of the GOP caucus -- who are "guilty of stimulus hypocrisy," as they voted against the act but have since claimed credit for its benefits or asked for more funding.
For instance, McConnell has returned to Kentucky to brag about money for the Blue Grass Army Depot; Rep. Steve King (R-IA) "issued an upbeat statement" about stimulus dollars dedicated to widening U.S. Highway 20 in Iowa; and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) has hosted multiple job fairs populated by stimulus recipients looking to hire.
Plus, the Wall Street Journal reported that "more than a dozen Republican lawmakers supported stimulus-funding requests submitted to the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Forest Service."
A man who will sacrifice his honesty, his integrity for political gain is not an honorable man. He is not a statesman. He, after all, is nothing more than a political shyster, "an unethical, unscrupulous practitioner," a LIAR!
As of September 1, 2010, the Iraq War will cease being called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and instead become "Operation New Dawn." That and the day's other news in the TPMDC Morning Roundup.[...]
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We've all heard from the Obama WH about the fact the the Great War on Terror, sometimes called The Long War, ended shortly after Obama took office last year, as was evidenced by the renaming of it to "Overseas Contingency Operations" last year.
Now after seven bloody years and by some counts over a million Iraqi deaths the Obama Administration has announced that Operation Iraqi Freedom is, according to the White House and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, finally over as well.
...the Obama administration has decided to give the war in Iraq -- currently known as Operation Iraqi Freedom -- a new name.
The new name: "Operation New Dawn."
In a February 17, 2010, memo to the Commander of Central Command, Gen. David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the "requested operation name change is approved to take effect 1 September 2010, coinciding with the change of mission for U.S. forces in Iraq."
You can read the memo -- a copy of which was sent to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen ? [http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/08144-09.pdf HERE] [.pdf].
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell had no comment on the memo, saying it speaks for itself.
The move has met with some criticism. In a statement, Brian Wise, executive director of Military Families United said, ?You cannot end a war simply by changing its name. Despite the Administration?s efforts to spin realities on the ground, their efforts do not change the situation at hand in Iraq. Operational military decisions should not be made for purposes of public relations, as the Secretary of Defense cites, but should be made in the best interests of our nation, the troops on the ground and their families back home.?
If Gates was hoping that "Operation New Dawn" would convey a new period in the US-Iraq relationship, it's not clear that was the best choice of name.
After all, Operation New Dawn was the name for the bloody and grueling 2004 battle for Fallujah.
Iraqis all across their country must be cheering wildly at the prospect of being able to finally "Move Forward" with what's left of their country and sovereignty.
By Danielle Nierenberg and Abdou Tenkouano, special thanks to the Kansas City Star As hunger and drought spread across Africa, a huge effort is underway to increase yields of staple crops, such...visit us at www.borderjumpers.org[...]
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According to Naked Came the Senator, Joe the Pilot is representative of the kind of people who voted for him in Massachusetts. . .[...]
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One of your favorite posts was when I covered Brazil in “Bright Signs of an Early Carnival for Traders Utilizing Brazilian ETFs“. So, with the Winter Olympics in full-throttle I want to shine the light on some safe and steady Canadian investments.
As of this morning, the U.S., Germany and Canada lead the Olympics with the most medals per country, respectively. Canada may not be placing first in the Olympics, but they are economically benefiting from the attention on Vancouver and the wallets…
Nearly a third of Texans believe humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time, and more than half disagree with the theory that humans developed from earlier species of animals, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
And is anyone surprised to know that Republicans are more likely than Democrats to believe this crap? Extra fun fact: supporters of Kay Bailey Hutchison are even more likely to believe this crap.
Here are some other fun "facts" they believe:
Maybe instead of rewriting textbooks to teach kids that Newt Gingrich was the most important man ever, Texas should focus on teaching kids that, as Lewis Black said, "The Flintstones" is not a documentary.