A Commissioner in Louisiana is trying to ban the wearing of pajamas in public.
Here’s his wish list for a dress code
- Shirt and shoes required
- No exposed underwear
- No hats worn backwards
- No dew rags or baggy pants below waist (check spelling in video at 1:53!)
- No brimless hats, bandanas, or gang colors
Seems reasonable to me, which doesn’t bode well for him.
If the video on the above does not work, just go here: VIEW VIDEO
Pajama Jeans might get GloZell in trouble according to the above…
This is a POP QUIZ on our CONSTITUTION.
It’s only one question.
Okay, that is basically what I offered blog owners on 4 forums.
All a blog owner had to do is place my anchor text and url in a blog post.
And I would place their anchor text and url in a blog post here.
Well, yet again after 3 days, I have found that blog owners do not want free advertising!
Such an easy thing to do, takes no time, and is there permanently. For both of us!
But no, not one taker yet!
Washington’s House of Representatives voted today 55-43 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
This makes the bill effectively a law: The state Senate passed it last week, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has already stated publicly that she intends to sign it right away.
However, same-sex couples would have to wait at least until June before they can get married — and that’s only if opponents of gay rights are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number of signatures necessary for a referendum.
If they succeed, same-sex couples in Washington will have to wait until the state’s voters decide their fate at the ballot in November. The latest poll numbers show an near-even split between those would approve same-sex marriages and those who would ban them.
Today’s vote in Washington comes 24 hours after California’s 9th Circuit Court upheld a previous ruling declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.
Deadline reports that creator David Shore told the network he felt it was time, creatively, to bring the show “home.”
“The producers have always imagined House as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party,” Shore said in a statement. “How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air.”
The showrunner went on to suggest that House might live to snark another day on a different network.
The show, which has been on the air since 2004, is produced by NBC Universal, and the possibility exists that NBC might pick it up. However, NBC Entertainment head Robert Greenblatt all but dismissed that option last month when he indicated that the move would be too expensive to justify.
Still, some good news for fans of Fox’s Terra Nova: The cancellation of House makes a second season all the more likely.
(Guardian) — The world’s greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows.
The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.
The study is the first to survey all the world’s icecaps and glaciers and was made possible by the use of satellite data. Overall, the contribution of melting ice outside the two largest caps – Greenland and Antarctica – is much less then previously estimated, with the lack of ice loss in the Himalayas and the other high peaks of Asia responsible for most of the discrepancy.
Bristol University glaciologist Prof Jonathan Bamber, who was not part of the research team, said: “The very unexpected result was the negligible mass loss from high mountain Asia, which is not significantly different from zero.”
The melting of Himalayan glaciers caused controversy in 2009 when a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change mistakenly stated that they would disappear by 2035, instead of 2350. However, the scientist who led the new work is clear that while greater uncertainty has been discovered in Asia’s highest mountains, the melting of ice caps and glaciers around the world remains a serious concern.
(ABC News) — President Obama “reinforced” his stance on the controversial contraception mandate while speaking at the Democrats’ annual retreat at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. today, Senate Democrats said.
The retreat was closed to media.
Following President Obama’s speech at the retreat, a small group of Senate Democrats, mostly women, left the retreat early in order to hold a news conference on Capitol Hill to counter the Republicans’ news conference today at which they called for the mandate to be overturned.
Democrats said they will “fight strongly” to keep the mandate in place.
(he is not legit)
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a sharp rebuke Wednesday from Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan that put even more pressure on the president to calm a widening election year uproar. The issue at hand was the president’s insistence that Catholic institutions provide free birth control to their employees.
Dolan came to the South Bronx to bless a library, but he had no blessings — just harsh words — for President Barack Obama, who wants Catholic institutions to pay for birth control, the morning after pill and other services for people who work for them.
“The federal government should do what it’s traditionally done since July 4, 1776, namely back out of intruding into the internal life of a church,” Dolan told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
The leader of the New York Archdiocese picked up support from Speaker John Boehner, who said either Obama reverses the policy or the House will.
“The federal government has drifted dangerously beyond its constitutional boundaries. This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country must not stand and will not stand,” Boehner said.
The attacks left the White House foundering. It wants to find some way to calm Catholic opposition, but will not back down on the policy, itself.
“I want to be clear today that the commitment to insuring the women have access to these important health care services remains very strong,” Press Secretary Jay Carney said.
(Bloomberg) — The U.S., lacking a plan to contain $1 trillion deficits, faces the prospect of another rating cut in six to 24 months depending on the outcome of November elections, according to John Chambers of Standard & Poor’s.
America has had an AA+ rating with a negative outlook since Aug. 5 when the New York-based unit of McGraw-Hill Cos. stripped the nation of its AAA ranking for the first time, citing the government’s failure to agree on a path to reduce deficits. The U.S. has a one-in-three chance of another downgrade, Chamber said today during an S&P sponsored Webcast.
“What the U.S. needs is not so much a short-term fiscal tightening, but it has to have a credible medium-term fiscal plan,” said Chambers, managing director of sovereign ratings. “That is going to have to say something about entitlements, and that is probably going to have to say something about revenues.”
Bond investors ignored the downgrade, driving Treasury yields to the lowest levels in history, amid concern the U.S. economy was stalling and as Europe’s debt crisis intensified. Treasuries have returned 3.9 percent since the rating cut and gained 9.8 percent last year, the debt’s best performance since 2008, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch index data.
“I don’t think anything is going to happen between now and the election in November,” Chambers said.
(am sure though that the liberals and the MSM will say this is racist because obama is not white)
In-home health care workers in Connecticut, like their counterparts in Michigan, may see so-called union dues deducted from paychecks they receive through a state subsidy for the poor, but two free market groups are trying to stop it.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is trying to unionize in-home health care workers, based on the theory that they qualify as public employees because the money paid to them is subsidized by the state. “The only notice home health care workers receive concerning a union election is a nondescript mailing asking them if they wish to join the union,” says the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). “Under this process, the union only needs to receive a majority of returned cards—not a majority of all workers—to be recognized as those workers’ exclusive bargaining representative.”
The SEIU achieved this goal in Michigan, with the result that even low-income families who receive a Medicaid subsidy to take care of their adult, disabled children are losing $30 a month to the union. “Our daughter is 34 and our son is 30,” retired police office Robert Haynes said of the Michigan unionization. “They have cerebral palsy. They are basically like 6-month-olds in adult bodies. They need to be fed and they wear diapers. We could sure use that $30 a month that’s being sent to the union.”
“Forced unionization of home health and day care workers shows government at its worst,” said CEI Policy Analyst Trey Kovacs in a statement. ”Across the nation, union political influence has swayed elected officials such as [Gov. Dan Malloy, D, Conn.] to divert tax dollars intended to cover medical expenses for their states’ poor residents to enrich union coffers instead.”
To oppose the SEIU effort, CEI and the Yankee Institute for Public Policy began a mail campaign this week designed to encourage workers to vote against the scheme, pointing out to the in-home employees that the “SEIU wants to take up to $780 from your pay in union dues.”
The SEIU says it wants to help the in-home health care workers unionize in order to help negotiate a better contract for the workers, and to help keep the employees in the industry.
(they needs the monies to pays to obama so theys cans gets more monies)
The Obama administration will unveil a “more realistic” vision for the military on Thursday, with plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops and invest more in air and sea power at a time of fiscal restraint, officials familiar with the plans said on Wednesday.
The strategic review of U.S. security interests will also emphasize an American presence in Asia, with less attention overall to Europe, Africa and Latin America alongside slower growth in the Pentagon’s budget, the officials said.
Though specific budget cut and troop reduction figures are not set to be announced on Thursday, officials confirmed to Reuters they would amount to a 10-15 percent decline in Army and Marine Corps numbers over the next decade, translating to tens of thousands of troops.
The most profound shift in the strategic review is an acceptance that the United States, even with the world’s largest military budget, cannot afford to maintain the ground troops to fight more than one major war at once. That is a move away from the “win-win” strategy that has dominated Pentagon funding decisions for decades.
The move to a “win-spoil” plan, allowing U.S. forces to fight one campaign and stop or block another conflict, includes a recognition that the White House would need to ramp up public support for further engagement and draw more heavily on reserve and national guard troops when required.
Sen. John McCain returns the favor, endorses Mitt Romney for president.
Rick Santorum raises $1 million in aftermath of virtual tie in Iowa.
Washington governor Chris Gregoire set to propose legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
Bi-national gay couple from San Francisco get two-year stay of deportation.
This is via an email from the White House, blaming Romney And Santorum For Obama’s Decision To Make Illegal “Recess” Appointments…
President Obama has been saying for months he won’t wait around for Congress to get middle-class families and working Americans back on their feet. He’ll work with Congress when he can, but if they refuse to act — he will.
So today the President appointed former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. For months, Senate Republicans — with Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum right behind them — have fought this bureau every step of the way, and their latest strategy is to refuse to allow even an up-or-down vote on this nomination. [...]
That’s what this campaign is all about: electing a President who makes sure everyone plays by the same rules and gets a fair shake.
But Mitt Romney apparently doesn’t think consumers deserve any protection at all from predatory lenders and other bad actors. His plan to fix the economy is simply to deregulate it. His proposal for the housing market is to let it “hit the bottom” so that investors can come in and make a quick buck.
The President thinks we need a cop on the beat preventing the reckless behavior that helped cause the financial crisis and so many problems for middle-class families in the first place.
But if the past is any guide, the GOP and Romney are not going to let this happen without a fight. They’ll be doing everything they can to stand in Cordray’s way.
National Policy Director
Obama for America
How Many Stephen Colberts Are There? Interesting long read on Stephen. Worth your time to read.
Man charged with LA arson attacks also under investigation for house fire in Germany.
New type of hairy yeti crabs nicknamed “The Hoff” by scientists.
I just got an email from a good friend of mine. Why he put it at the end of his long family letter is not stated.