“The giant Clinton entourage once known as Hillaryland, now relocated to the wood-paneled corridor on the seventh floor at Foggy Bottom, remains to some degree a place and mindset unto itself. It is still dominated by Hillary and, of course, her husband—who has remained surprisingly out of view, even if his advice is often sought throughout the Obama administration, as Hillary herself acknowledges. “When they say on the seventh floor, ‘We need to run this by the president,’ that phrase doesn’t necessarily refer to Obama,” remarks one former Clinton administration official wryly.”—How Hillary Found Her Groove With Obama - Newsweek.com (via apsies)
In 2001, a PowerBook G4 would have set you back $3500. Suppose instead that you had purchased $3500 in Apple stock instead of the computer…that stock would now be worth about $110,000. Even an original iPod’s worth in AAPL ($399) would be worth almost $12,000 today. (via)
“As Justice Louis Brandeis once wrote, ‘The states are the laboratories of democracy,’ a place where programs can be developed and tested to help solve national problems. And then there’s Arizona, America’s meth lab of democracy.”—Jon Stewart (via soupsoup)
“Oklahoma’s law goes further, mandating that a doctor or technician set up the monitor so the woman can see it and describe the heart, limbs and organs of the fetus. No exceptions are made for rape and incest victims. A second measure passed into law on Tuesday prevents women who have had a disabled baby from suing a doctor for withholding information about birth defects while the child was in the womb.”—
Sen. McCain was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1982. He served for two terms before being elected to the Senate in 1986. And again in 1992. And 1998. And 2004. And, as you know, is running again this year.
So, the 28-year member of the federal government is telling the man who served four years in the senate and 1 ½ years as president that it is the PRESIDENT who hasn’t secured the border?
What about the other four presidents that McCain has served under?
What about himself?
Funny how politicians running for reelection never take any responsibility for problems that have festered during their long tenure while claiming to have a solution… if we only elect them again.
A homeless high school senior from South L.A. is on his way to West Point thanks to some incredible help from complete strangers. Tyki Nelworth explained to Eyewitness News how he is inspiring such an overwhelming support. George Washington Preparatory High School senior Tyki Nelworth is savoring the generosity of strangers. The 18-year-old has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, but up until Thursday, he didn’t know how he would get there or how he would pay the deposit.
“Initially, I had to make a $2,000 deposit to West Point to enter and I was kind of uncertain on how I was going to get that together,” said Tyki. “That’s a lot of money.” When the school’s alumni association heard the stand-out student needed help, former students paid the deposit, his plane ticket, his prom tickets and tuxedo rental.
Her name has come up in the past as a possibility, and this morning Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah raised it again.
On NBC-TV’s The Today Show, the Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee threw out the name of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as someone who might be nominated by Democratic President Barack Obama to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. “That would be an interesting person in the mix,” Hatch said. And, he added, he likes and respects the former first lady.
first - i would much rather get a ticket from a camera than a ticket from a cop. A camera can’t search your car at will, can’t run your (or your passenger’s) driver’s licenses, and doesn’t have the power to choose whether or not you get a ticket. Also a camera (regardless of whether or not it is precisely calibrated) has a speed limit at which it takes a picture. I’m assuming it doesn’t have different speed limits depending on who is driving the car (and what color they are and whether or not they are in the correct part of town) or what kind of car is being driven.
secondly - these improve driving safety (which i don’t really think the presence of police officers do. I think that people who tend to speed, or tend to run lights are people that think they will get away with it)……
“My father got sick when I was 22… and I was poor. And my father had an ulcer, and it exploded, and, you know, all these toxins get in your blood - and basically, my father died 50 days after his ulcer. So I had a father get sick while I was poor.
My mother got sick while I was rich. I don’t really wanna get into to it, but my mother was sicker than my father, okay? And my mother’s alive. My mother’s fine, okay?
I remember going to the hospital to see my mother and wondering, was I in the right place? Like, this is a hotel! Like, it had a concierge, man! …If the average person really knew the discrepancy in the healthcare system, there’d be riots in the streets, okay? They would burn this motherfucker down.”—CHRIS ROCK, responding to host Bill Maher asking if he ever went to the emergency room as his primary healthcare provider, on Real Time (via inothernews)
“Once upon a time, folks, astronauts were America’s heroes. Now we eliminate them in the third round of Dancing With The Stars! Buzz Aldrin is the only one of those clowns who’s even been to ‘the stars’!”—STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)