Friday, December 16, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
As Obamacare's race towards the Supreme court creates a possible stormcloud over Obama's 2012 election prospects, another contentious issue heads towards the high court with similar possible implications. The hot issue of immigration came into play after Arizona's new immigration law was enacted and challenged.
"Unlike health care, the Obama administration had asked the court to hold off on a big immigration case, saying lower courts should be given more time to consider an array of new state laws seeking to target illegal immigrants."
The outcomes of both cases, Healthcare and Immigration (both expected in June), could be major game-changers late in the Election process.
Gingrich is ready to ring the alarm bells about the electromagnetic pulse phenomenon. Under this theory, if a nuclear weapon were detonated in outer space high above the American continent, it would set off a huge and crippling shockwave of electricity. This would destroy electrical circuits from coast to coast knocking out every functioning piece of technology that we have, throwing the US Into the dark ages. Scientists call this "far fetched" and the pentagon call "pretty theoretical." Is Gingrich a doomsdayer?
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
If more members of congress recognized his creed that "politics is not about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives" perhaps we'd be in a different place right now.
This news is a few days old but for those of you that don't know, Belgium finally has a government after 541 days. Belgium set the record for the longest any country has gone without a federal government last February after 249 days of political deadlock. The 249 day record was previously set by Iraq last December. In addition, this will be the first time in over 40 years that Belgium will have a french speaking prime minister Elio di Rupo (pictured above). Hopefully he will be able to bridge the linguistic gaps between the francophones and the flemings, which was at the root of the breakdown of the Belgian government. Only time will tell.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Today, Blagojevich is supposed to testify at the hearing that will decide his fate. As a resident of Illinois, this will be especially interesting after 3 years of waiting, since his arrest in 2008. If Blago is jailed, he will be the fourth Illinois governor to serve jail time and the seventh to be arrested or indicted. In addition, he will be the second governor in a row to be indicted for a federal crime after previous governor George Ryan. I have to love my home state. Can't wait for the decision.
Monday, December 5, 2011
-Commenters on article suggested taxing "artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, refined sugars instead," since "we need fats." Unfortunately, in current climate, such a tax would not be possible in the U.S.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
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