Monthly Archives: December 2010

LeAnn Rimes Headlines Pricey ‘Swearing-In’ Event for GOP Freshmen

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss.

The tea partiers, who campaigned on fiscal responsibility, are participating in a party in their own honor. This is change that you can’t even say got started.

LeAnn Rimes, admitted adulterer, will entertain the family values confessing audience.

Now you may make the argument that their donors and lobbyists are paying for the party and not the tax payer, but that just makes the whole thing seem even worse.

The honorees are below. Grab any extra swag bags for me!

Jeff Denham, R-Calif.

Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn. (Tea Party)

Robert Dold, R-Ill. (Tea Party)

Renee Ellmers, R-N.C. (Tea Party)

Jeff Landry, R-La. (Tea Party)

Tom Marino, R-Pa.

Tom Reed, R-N.Y.

David Rivera, R-Fla.

Jon Runyan, R-N.J.

Steve Southerland, R-Fla. (Tea Party)

Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. (Tea Party)

Kevin Yoder. R-Kan.

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Shock: Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson favors marijuana legalization | Raw Story

“I’m … I’m not exactly for the use of drugs, don’t get me wrong, but I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot, that kinda thing it’s just, it’s costing us a fortune and it’s ruining  young people. Young people go into prisons, they go in as youths and come out as hardened criminals. That’s not a good thing.”

He still believes God smote us on 9/11 for being anti-Christian and immoral. We do welcome the kinder, gentler Pat Robertson, but can’t help but wonder if it isn’t being inspired by some Bubba Kush (see photo).

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Tricare Investigation: Pentagon Plan Won’t Cover Brain-Damage Therapy | NPR

I have been privileged to be a panelist a number of times for grant panels at the CSUSB’s Office of Technology Transfer. Many of the grant applications focused on limiting or treating traumatic brain injury. It has been the armed forces top priority since the start of the Iraq war. How now is it that an ‘insurance style’ bureaucracy is denying care? Cost?

…reviewers called the Tricare study “deeply flawed,” “unacceptable” and “dismaying.” One top scientist called the assessment a “misuse” of science designed to deny treatment for service members.

Supporting the troops is more than saying thank you. WRITE YOUR LEGISLATORS ABOUT THIS OUTRAGE.

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U.S. Bank, Visa to begin mobile-payment pilot | selfserviceworld.com

U.S. Bank and Visa Inc. soon will begin testing mobile payments in more than a dozen states that have stores which accept contact less payments.

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Capital One $286MM Demand on 4K Debt | Legal Blog Watch

Not only did Capital One ignore the demand, under Pennsylvania’s version of the FDCPA, that all future communications be with Perry’s lawyer, continuing to make phone calls to her home, her office, and even some of her friends and relatives, but it kept arbitrarily changing the alleged amount due. Finally, Perry received a letter demanding payment of $286,651,237.00.

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CARB Meeting Agenda for 12/16 and 17, 2010

Some profound changes are coming to California as a result of SB32, ‘The Global Warming Final Solutions Act’. This hearing is about the first of the changes they are considering. Check it out. It definitely affects you personally.

This is also being held as a webinar if you want to check it out.

Board Meeting Agenda for December 16 and 17, 2010.