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March 31, 2010

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Conservative says Reid should “pull the plug” on his wife

By: David Phillips

Las Vegas Democrat Examiner

A couple of days ago both the wife and daughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) were rushed to the hospital after they were rear-ended by a tractor trailer in a minivan while traveling on I-95 near Washington.

Landra Reid the Senators wife suffered a broken neck, broken back and a broken nose, Reid’s daughter Lana suffered cuts to her face.

Landra Reid had surgery and is expected to recover without any permanent paralysis.

Dan Riehl a conservative writer posted a story on his blog titled, “Isn't It Time To Euthanize Reid's Wife?” The article is about as repugnant as it gets, and the comments (below article) left by his readers are just as disgusting.

Right wing talking heads keep saying that they don’t see the hate that the Democrats and Liberals see coming from conservatives. And on the rare occasion were they have to concede that someone did say or do something that was sick and laced in hate and violence, they say that it is a rarity and its just one or two people on the far right fringe that say and do acts of hate and violence.

Well, its not a rarity it is happening more and more frequently and openly and those in the right wing media as well as the so called main stream media, don’t say a word unless someone is killed.

Dan Riehl is all about fueling hate and fanning flames and unfortunately he too, is not a rarity.

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Poll: Would you vote for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)?

By: David Phillips

Las Vegas Democrat Examiner

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has done a lot of good for Nevada during his time in the Senate. Reid has been a strong supported for Nevada's Senior citizens with health care and Social Security to billions for highway funds for our roads and millions to build a new hospital for Veterans.

If Senator Reid were to lose his seat in November, Nevada would be stuck with a rookie and an adulterer. Senator John Ensign (R-NV) who recently voted to allow private security companies such as Blackwater (now Xe), Halliburton and KBR free to continue to rape female employee's in Iraq and Afghanistan with no recourse through our Judicial system so they can face their attackers in a court of law. Thankfully the Bill still passed without Ensign because ten Republicans voted with the Democrats to allow rape victims their day in court. And Sen Ensign just voted against the latest job Bill where unemployment is the second highest in the Nation. He's a true Party loyalist. He puts his Party and corporations before his constituents and America.

And Senator Reid finally put an end to the ecological disaster that awaited Nevada if the Nations nuclear waste were to be dumped at Yucca Mountain.

The reason why Nevada got saddled with that doonboggle in the first place was because we had two US Senators low on the Senate totem pole.

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 had three western States under consideration and in 1987 with Congress being pressed to pick a site, they decide on Yucca Mountain.

Yucca Mountain sits on 33 known fault lines, sits on top of an underground reservoir, oh and Yucca Mountain is an extinct volcano. This is the site that was picked to dump our nations nuclear waste all because we had weak leaders representing our State in Washington.

''The politics won out,'' said Allison Macfarlane of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Yucca Mountain Project. ''The weakest state, politically, that was under consideration, got stuck with it.''

There is no doubt that Nevada needs strong leadership in Washington (as any other State) and sending a rookie who will just be saying "No" to everything, and the lame duck womanizing Ensign (who also happened lived in a religious cult hotel called C Street House in Washington) to represent us, will be a monumental mistake for Nevada.

There are two polls (click here) for you to take:

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Some Late Nite Massa
 
"Massa just keeps getting into more and more trouble. One of Massa's former shipmates in the Navy says that he used to give his subordinates massages. And he called them 'Massa massages', which is why the Navy's policy toward Massa was 'don't ask because it's pretty obvious, isn't it?'" –Jimmy Fallon
 
"It turns out Eric Massa was living in a house in D.C. with a bunch of young single male staffers. Massa described the house as 'just a bunch of guys doing guy stuff', while the male staffers described it as a 'den of awkwardness.'" –Jimmy Fallon
 
"We had a lousy audience last night. You couldn't tell if they were laughing at the jokes or if they were being tickled by  New York Congressman Massa." –David Letterman
 
"He admits to groping, fondling, and tickling. And I'm thinking, well, why isn't this guy governor of New York?" -David Letterman
 
"Massa goes on the Glenn Beck show and he says that he was having a birthday party tickling his staff. And he said one guy couldn't breathe, he was tickling him so hard. And then Dick Cheney said, 'Well, we should have done that at Gitmo.'" –David Letterman
 
"So now this Congressman Eric Massa is claiming that he was bullied in a gym by Rahm Emanuel. The President's guy is bullying him in a gym, naked. And I know you are thinking to yourselves, 'Well gee, thanks a lot, Dave, for searing that image into our brains because that's something we'll carry for a long time right there.'" –David Letterman
 
"He admits to groping, fondling, and tickling. And I'm thinking, well, why isn't this guy governor of New York?" –David Letterman

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China denies currency undervalued

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has rejected criticism that China is keeping its currency undervalued in order to boost exports.

He said keeping the yuan stable was "an important contribution" to global recovery from the economic downturn.

He was speaking at the end of China's annual parliamentary session.

Mr Wen also said that recent strains in ties with the US were Washington's fault, citing arms sales to Taiwan and a White House visit by the Dalai Lama.

Speaking to reporters in Beijing, Mr Wen denied China's currency, the yuan, also known as the renminbi, was undervalued.

US legislators and trade groups say the yuan is kept up to 40% below what its value should be against the US dollar.

Sovereignty 'violated'

"I don't think the renminbi is undervalued," Mr Wen said at Sunday's news conference in the Great Hall of the People.

"We oppose all countries engaging in mutual finger-pointing or taking strong measures to force other nations to appreciate their currencies."

The yuan was tied to the dollar until 2005 when it was allowed to rise in value by about 20%.

The peg was reinstated in 2008 when the global economic crisis cut demand for Chinese products and factories began closing.

Asked about recent strains in relations with Washington, he said: "The responsibility for the serious disruption in US-China ties does not lie with the Chinese side, but with the US."

In January Washington approved a $6.4bn (4.2bn) arms sale to Taiwan that former President George W Bush had initiated.

President Barack Obama then met Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House.

Both moves "violated China's sovereignty," Mr Wen said.

China considers the self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification.

The premier also defended his country's role at the Copenhagen climate change conference last December.

China was accused of standing in the way of a more ambitious agreement at the meeting.

Mr Wen said his delegation continued working towards an agreement even when others had given up.

He also rejected accusations that he had snubbed talks between top leaders - including Barack Obama - during the conference, saying China had not been notified of the meeting

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Thanks to Liz Cheney's 'al-Qaeda Seven' ad, Dick Cheney may finally go away

By David Cole
Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's true that the former vice president's daughter, perhaps hoping to supplant David Addington as "Cheney's Cheney," evoked Sen. Joe McCarthy recently when she challenged the loyalty and patriotism of nine Justice Department lawyers who had represented Guantanamo detainees before joining the department. Since then, virtually anyone who is anyone has taken a page from the same history, channeled Joseph Welch and asked Cheney, "Have you no sense of decency?"

The infamous "al-Qaeda Seven" ad put out by Cheney's Keep America Safe organization has incurred the wrath not only of the usual suspects on the left, but of many members of the Bush administration, including former attorney general Michael Mukasey, former deputy attorney general Larry Thompson, former White House lawyer Brad Berenson and John Bellinger, former legal adviser to the National Security Council and the State Department.

Even Ken Starr has rebuked Cheney, as has Charles "Cully" Stimson, who was himself forced to resign from the Defense Department in 2007 after he called on clients of corporate law firms to pressure the firms into dropping their representation of Guantanamo detainees.

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Texas Board of Education cuts Thomas Jefferson out of its textbooks.

Thinkprogress.org

 The Texas Board of Education has been meeting this week to revise its social studies curriculum. During the past three days, “the board’s far-right faction wielded their power to shape lessons on the civil rights movement, the U.S. free enterprise system and hundreds of other topics”:

– To avoid exposing students to “transvestites, transsexuals and who knows what else,” the Board struck the curriculum’s reference to “sex and gender as social constructs.”

– The Board removed Thomas Jefferson from the Texas curriculum, “replacing him with religious right icon John Calvin.”

– The Board refused to require that “students learn that the Constitution prevents the U.S. government from promoting one religion over all others.”

– The Board struck the word “democratic” from the description of the U.S. government, instead terming it a “constitutional republic.”

As the nation’s second-largest textbook market, Texas has enormous leverage over publishers, who often “craft their standard textbooks based on the specs of the biggest buyers.” Indeed, as The Washington Monthly has reported, “when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas rarely stays in Texas.”

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A Golden Oldie from Donald Rumsfeld

"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns the ones we don't know we don't know." Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

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Ode To Weak-Kneed Democrats
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear Obama and co are you nuts?
Or did someone abscond with your guts?
If you act like you’re weak
All your power will leak,
Hurling Dems out of town on their butts

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The Big Bang Treaty... Jon Stewart rips Fox on another LIE!!!

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THIS WEEKS FEATURED MUSIC VIDEO

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VARIOUS LATE NIGHT QUOTES

"Former President Bush, George W. Bush, is now writing a book about his eight years in the White House. And it's green. It's entirely made out of old Al Gore ballots. So that will be a keepsake for you there." –David Letterman

"A lot of anticipation about the new book that George Bush is writing. But don't worry, it'll also be available in English." –David Letterman

"A new poll out today shows that 22 percent of voters strongly approve of the job President Obama is doing, 43 percent strongly disapprove of the job he's doing, and the other 35 percent are holding off judgment until he actually does something." –Jay Leno

"According to USA Today, corruption among government officials in China is running rampant. Yet another idea they stole from us." –Jay Leno

"I'm sure you heard the First Lady talk about this. Childhood obesity at an all-time high here in America. Give you an idea how bad it is, when children are filling out a form now, next to hometown, 83 percent of the kids write 'buffet.'" –Jay Leno

"The big rumor is Tiger Woods is getting ready to return to golf. Tiger has hired Ari Fleischer, George Bush's former press secretary, to handle the press for him. I guess Ari Fleischer figures after years of trying to explain George W. Bush, this should be a piece of cake." –Jay Leno

"Yesterday, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were at an event and Michelle said that she almost referred to Hillary as 'President Clinton' by mistake. And then Hillary was like, 'Ha-ha-ha. Seriously, though, would you?'" –Jimmy Fallon

"Massa just keeps getting into more and more trouble. One of Massa's former shipmates in the Navy says that he used to give his subordinates massages. And he called them 'Massa massages', which is why the Navy's policy toward Massa was 'don't ask because it's pretty obvious, isn't it?'" –Jimmy Fallon

"It turns out Eric Massa was living in a house in D.C. with a bunch of young single male staffers. Massa described the house as 'just a bunch of guys doing guy stuff', while the male staffers described it as a 'den of awkwardness.'" –Jimmy Fallon

"Karl Rove's memoir, 'Courage and Consequence', is the best-selling book on Amazon.com. The book costs $19.99, and comes with free shipping and mishandling." –Jimmy Fallon

"Tiger Woods is reportedly ready to return to golf, possibly in two weeks in Orlando. According to The New York Post, Tiger's hired former President Bush's press secretary, Ari Fleischer to help with his PR campaign. Is that the guy you want in charge of your approval rating? I'd hire Clinton's guy. That's the one with some experience in that particular area." –Jimmy Kimmel

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This Week in God!!!

By Doreen Walton
Science reporter, BBC News

Scientists say they have confirmed that a meteorite that crashed into earth 40 years ago contains millions of different organic compounds.

It is thought the Murchison meteorite could be even older than the Sun.

"Having this information means you can tell what was happening during the birth of the Solar System," said lead researcher Dr Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin.

The results of the meteorite study are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"We are really excited. When I first studied it and saw the complexity I was so amazed," said Dr Schmitt-Kopplin, who works at the Institute for Ecological Chemistry in Neuherberg, Germany.

We have to crush a few milligrams from the core of the meteorite
Dr Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin

"Meteorites are like some kind of fossil. When you try to understand them you are looking back in time," he explained.

The researchers says the identification of many different chemicals shows the primordial Solar System probably had a higher molecular diversity than Earth.

The Murchison meteorite landed in a town of that name in Australia in 1969. It has been examined before by scientists looking for specific compounds but this is the first non-targeted analysis and has confirmed a huge variety of carbon-based chemicals.

A study using high resolution analytical tools including spectroscopy allowed the team to identify 14,000 different compounds including 70 amino acids in a sample of the meteorite.

They extrapolated this on the basis of knowledge of how similar organic molecules are arranged in space and calculated that the meteorite should contain several million different chemicals.

But the analysis technique is still limited, as Dr Schmitt-Kopplin explained: "We have to crush a few milligrams from the core of the meteorite to enable the extractions with solvents and thus we only see the extractable fraction."

"In addition we are only seeing the ions we can generate with the ionisation source of our mass spectrometer. With different types of ionisation sources we could see even more."

Burning question

Scientists believe the Murchison meteorite could have originated before the Sun was formed, 4.65 billion years ago. The researchers say it probably passed through primordial clouds in the early Solar System, picking up organic chemicals.

Dr Schmitt-Kopplin hopes the findings might contribute to the debate over how life on Earth originated.

"I guess many people working in these fields with access to this knowledge will have some further hypothesis and will possibly be having some of their hypotheses confirmed."

"Where did we come from and what happened before? We all have that question inside us."

The team is also analysing other meteorites but say Murchison is probably the most complex they have studied.

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