New series starts Tuesday... I loved the movie (mini-series actually) and hated the series that came after.
This series is about the movie, so it should be better... with a recruiter like that, it would be hard not to be taken in :)
The Obama administration on Thursday slammed a report from The Associated Press alleging the government had overstated by thousands the number of jobs it has created or saved with federal contracts under President Obama's $787 billion recovery program.And these people want to run healthcare?
The White House seized on an initial report from a government oversight board weeks ago that claimed federal contracts awarded to businesses under the recovery plan already had helped pay for more than 30,000 jobs. The administration said the number was evidence that the stimulus program had exceeded early expectations toward reaching the president's promise of creating or saving 3.5 million jobs by the end of next year.
But the 30,000 figure is overstated by thousands -- at the very least by nearly 5,000, or one in six, based on AP's limited review of some of the contracts -- because some federal agencies and recipients of the money provided incorrect job counts. The
review found some counts were more than 10 times as high as the actual number of jobs; some jobs were credited to stimulus spending when, in fact, none were produced.[link]
I rear-ended a car this morning.
So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car.
You know how sometimes you just get soooo stressed and little things just seem funny?
Yeah, well I couldn’t believe it…. he was a DWARF!!!
He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, ‘I AM NOT HAPPY!!!’
So, I looked down at him and said, ‘Well, then which one are you?’
And then the fight started…..
Springfield, Virginia resident Eric Williamson was arrested and charged with indecent exposure yesterday for failing to put on any clothes after getting up at 5:30 am to make some coffee. A woman and her 7-year-old daughter had cut across Williamson's front yard and saw him through his kitchen window.(Reason)Can we now assume that every naked lady in her own home 'wants to be seen'? I think not
Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Hadad said Wednesday that Nelson, 59, was convicted last year in a California court on 52 counts of sexual abuse of minors and sentenced to 110 years in prison.(link)Thanks to Interpol and Israel another scumbag will be coming home to rot.
A West Yorks farmer has been slapped with a £150 fine for keeping a cow in a darkened barn and therefore failing to 'meet the psychological needs' of the bovine.Poor cow :( Now I wouldn't keep a cow in a dark barn without a good reason, but did they ask the cow what it thought of the situation? Just as likely as fining a man for failing to meet the 'psychological' needs of a bovine eh?
Ronald Norcliffe, 65, was nabbed under the Animal Welfare Act in August 2008 when operatives from Kirklees Environmental Health department and the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) visited his Scammonden farm on a tuberculosis test mission.(link)
According to documents released Tuesday, the NCAA in responding to Alabama's textbook appeal called Alabama a "serial repeat violator" with an "abysmal infractions track record" and an "extensive recent history of infractions cases unmatched by any other member institution in the NCAA."I'm a SEC guy and love to see the conference win the NT every year (almost), of course I don't actually like every team and have hated Alabama since I was little :) I don't actually hate them anymore (the one good thing from the BCS?) but that doesn't mean I can't poke fun at them from time to time [most of the fans I know around here are big Roll Tide people, so this just makes it all the better].
Kind of a silly article, but if you're not supposed to contact someone, I guess poking on Facebook would be contacting them. Although you can't do anything but 'poke' with that feature and afaik it can be blocked, I really see no reason for the police to be involved in this one. Of course I'm not involved in this (even if it's close to me) so I don't really have a say in it.
Police in Hendersonville, Tennessee have obtained screen grabs of the victim's Facebook page showing evidence of the poke, according to the local newspaper The Tennessean.Jackson, who lives in Hendersonville, faces up to a year in prison and fine of $2,500 if she is found guilty of breaching the protection order. She is due to appear in court later this month. (link)
The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.(link)The game wasn't as close as the 45-19 score; the UGA special teams got a touchdown and safety and the defense got a TD off a tipped pass.
...far below the 25-40 percent cuts by then that the U.N. climate panel and developing countries say rich nations should support to avoid dangerous climate change.[emp added LN]Simply read that sentence and remember that China (the #1 'bad' producer would be exempt.
Polanski was accused of plying the underage girl with champagne and part of a Quaalude pill during a modeling shoot in 1977, and raping her. He was initially indicted on six felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, child molesting and sodomy.
He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of unlawful sexual intercourse. In exchange, the judge agreed to drop the remaining charges and sentence him to prison for a 90-day psychiatric evaluation.(link)
Nice leade eh? That's paragraphs 14 & 15, not para 1. Although the article is nicely written and leaves only small things out, the habit of putting the 'good stuff' so far down is annoying. Most people don't tend to read all of articles (whether online or in print) so it's easy to do this and misinform almost everyone. Whether the writer(s) did it or an editory, I don't know, but it's not honest.
In July of 1942 a young man was undergoing the rite of passage into the United States Marine Corps at Parris Island, South Carolina. He was raised a poor farm boy, the second eldest son in a family of 18 children, in the rolling flat-lands of western Ohio. Working the fields as soon as he was old enough to hold a shovel, the harsh existence of Depression era life had made him a strong, muscular, and tough man. He had already proven himself a brave one also, personally running moonshine from the family still to Al Capone. But nothing in his hard scrabble life had adequately prepared him for boot camp. He was wondering just what the hell he had gotten himself in for.(link)Read the rest, a riveting tale that belongs more in a movie than a blog. Very well written and enough to get you through whatever may be going on in your day.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top energy adviser said Friday there is no way Congress will be able to pass a bill on climate change this year.Using the Don Surber time+no=no method this is a treat for the economy and sane people everywhere.
"That's not going to happen," said the adviser, Carol Browner.
Browner made the statement at a conference organized by The Atlantic magazine, just days after Senate Democrats introduced a major bill on climate change. In a video posted on the magazine's Web site, Browner was asked about the prospects of enacting climate legislation by the time negotiations on a global climate treaty begin in December in Copenhagen.(link)