Monday, April 26, 2010

It Seems a Harmless Request

'99.9pc certainty' of Noah's Ark discovery on Mount Ararat | News.com.au

A documentary team is claiming fresh evidence of Noah's ark. As part of the group's report, they quote a 99.9% certainty that they have the authentic ark.

The interesting part?
Local Turkish officials would ask the central government in Ankara to apply for UNESCO World Heritage status so the site could be protected while a major archaeological dig was conducted,

Why not? Apparently it takes considerable effort to reach this location, it's described an uninhabited. So let someone be allowed to dig around in peace. If they find something, terrific for them, for science, for all of us. If not, well, at least it did create a few jobs and gave focus to a few careers.

It seems a harmless request.

Fake Cop Car? Check. Weapon? C heck. Innocent Name? Uh...

Man arrested after Obama leaves North Carolina – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs: "Police in Asheville, North Carolina, arrested a man they said was impersonating a police officer at the city's airport after President Obama flew out of town on Sunday.

Joseph McVey, 23, was being held on a charge of going armed to the terror of the public, according to the Buncombe County jail's booking office. McVey's bail was set at $100,000, Officer Donna Player told CNN."

Monday, April 19, 2010

Jesse Ventura: Catholic Church like the Mafia

The chronically-appalled christianists at Lifesitenews.com are up in arms over comments made on last Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher. Seems guest Jesse Ventura thinks the ongoing criminal enterprise operated by the Catholic Church deserves criminal investigation and charges under the RICO statutes.

Sounds reasonable to me.

However, the aghast agape-ons at Lifesite leap automatically and autistically to the defense, noting that, after all, Bill Maher has described the Pope as a "Nazi."

Well, he was. Hitler Youth membership counts, doesn't it?

To cap off their spirited defense of Papa Ratzi, the indignant writers at Lifesite quote the estimable Bill Donohue of the Catholic League (defined by Kathy Griffin as "some guy with a computer").

Well, that settled that, I guess.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Women with cancer can be denied Medicaid funding by going to wrong place - The Denver Post

Women with cancer can be denied Medicaid funding by going to wrong place - The Denver Post

As usual in this bizarre health care system, the poor and uninformed get left out of the system.

Funded by voluntary contributions from license plate sales, Colorado offers a program to pick up the tab for needy women diagnosed with breast cancer - but only if they are diagnosed at designated facilities.

The consequences of being correctly diagnosed at the wrong facility can be worse than economic.

"We do a good job saying, 'Go out and get your mammograms,' but then people pick up the phone and their insurance won't cover it," said Jill Fricker, director of mission initiatives for Komen in Denver.
The Komen mission is particularly important in Colorado, where one in seven women develop breast cancer — higher than the national average of one in eight.
Uninsured cancer patients are 60 percent more likely to die from the disease within five years, compared with people with insurance, Fricker said.
"Who lives and who dies depends largely on access to health insurance," she said.

Rep. Dianne Primavera, a Broomfield Democrat and breast cancer survivor, is sponsoring a bill before the Colorado Legislature to expand the program's eligibility rules and cover the cost of care for more Colorado women.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14833876#ixzz0kVQiIPYR

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Don't touch my brain!

Eligibility challenger: Don't touch my brain!

Don't worry, Col. Lakin, there's little or no likelihood of anyone being more than casually interested in your brain, or its contents, if any. You've now risked your reputation, your career, and your pension in what has become another chapter in a pathetic melodrama designed to primarily line the pockets of Joe Farah, World Net Daily publisher. Seriously, you've just been rudely fucked by Farah in his mission to make money. Don't think so? Here's the last paragrapg of the story about YOU, Col. Lakin:

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Scott Roeder Gets Max Sentence for Tiller Slaying

Scott Roeder Gets Max Sentence for Tiller Slaying

The reliably rabid anti-choice site Lifesitenews.com has weighed in on the Scott Roeder conviction and sentencing. Not surprisingly, some distance is maintained, as in defining Roeder's "mix of anarchist ideology with pseudo-Christian beliefs" as inconsistent with the real prolife movement.

Hard reasoning to accept in light of daily reports of death threats by prolifers against elected officials.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Jon Stewart Torches CNN and Redstate’s Erick Erickson | Mediaite

Jon Stewart Torches CNN and Redstate’s Erick Erickson | Mediaite

Tommy Christopher comments on the Daily Show's treatment of CNN hiring Redstate.com raver Erick Erickson. Christopher inserts a quasi-defense of Erickson's admittedly juvenile commentary:

Without original reporting, there are only a few ways to draw the eyeballs, and stepping over the line is a reliable one.


Therein lies the issue, "without original reporting." Which raises the question again, why is CNN further diluting its journalistic cred with Erick Erickson?

ObamaCare: The Beginning of A Total Takeover? - darsb1@gmail.com - Gmail

ObamaCare: The Beginning of A Total Takeover? - darsb1@gmail.com - Gmail

The folks at ConservativesAlerts are just relentlessly behind the news, pumping up donor anxiety with every cliche imaginable. This morning's email included the usual dishonesties: Abortion funding is included in PPACA, Obama's nefarious scheme to "take over" the country (psst - he already won the election). ut today's message also contained one o the most twisted metaphors I'ce seen recently:
America must not and will not become like the seduced German people in 1933. We will not stand by and watch Obama turn our country into Frankenstein’s laboratory, shredding our constitution, bill of rights and freedom as Hitler did with his country.


Priceless.

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