Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Morning Progress?

It's Thursday morning. Here's a fun little slide show on progress or lack thereof, courtesy of the New York City Department of Transportation.

This photo, taken around January 26, shows a barricade in its new position, on the ground, abandoned...

Then, a miracle happened. February 9, the hazard barrier is upright!!! Amazing!

However, this morning, February 12, the barrier is back down. We will continue to follow this gripping story as it continues to develop.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Only In New York!

Wowie wowie! This is astounding, especially considering the condition of the roads...

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a person was hit by a car, then swept under a van and dragged nearly 17 miles through New York City before that driver realized it.

The badly damaged body has not been identified. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says investigators are tracing the route searching for body parts. The first driver notified police after hitting the person around 6 a.m. Wednesday. In the meantime, the second driver went over the victim. It's not clear if the person was alive at that point.

The van drove on drove on three New York City highways from Queens to Brooklyn before stopping to check the vehicle. But he didn't see the body until a pedestrian pointed it out. Police say no criminality is suspected.


From the Washington Times.

But times change, and on Tuesday, the Obama administration - with gas prices roughly half what they were and many Democrats' having been swept into office - blocked offshore drilling plans put in place at the last minute by the Bush administration, including plans to open the national outer continental shelf for drilling.

Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar also announced last week that his agency would block drilling on public lands in Utah, criticizing the Bush administration for releasing its offshore drilling plan just days before leaving office.

"It was a headlong rush of the worst kind"

I find it funny that it was a headlong rush of the worst kind but the stimulus is all right.

Back to the Future

Michael Calderon's blog on Politico has news of Senator Tom Harkin's (D-IA) appearance on The Bill Press Show (on somewhere in the country??) Not good... Here we go... BTW, Bill Press, no one is interested in hearing 'Progressive' radio. It's a failed enterprise.

Step 1: Catastrophe if we don't spend, spend, spend.
Step 2: Talk down to the 'chattering class'.
Step 3: Shut down dissent.

The following is Sen. Harkin's words, when discussing talk radio...

SENATOR TOM HARKIN (D-IA): Well, anytime – just let me know Bill. I love being with you, and thanks again for all you do to get the truth and the facts out there. By the way, I read your Op-Ed in the Washington Post the other day. I ripped it out, I took it into my office and said 'there you go, we gotta get the Fairness Doctrine back in law again.'

BILL PRESS: Alright, well good for you. You know, we gotta work on that, because they are just shutting down progressive talk from one city after another. All we want is, you know, some balance on the airwaves, that's all. You know, we're not going to take any of the conservative voices off the airwaves, but just make sure that there are a few progressives and liberals out there, right?

SENATOR TOM HARKIN (D-IA): Exactly, and that's why we need the fair -- that's why we need the Fairness Doctrine back.

Wednesday Morning Around the Neighborhood

Here are some loverly pics from across the neighborhood for a Wednesday morning...

A crow sits atop the cross at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church.

This trash has been at the corner of Fresh Pond Road and Bleecker Street for days.

The ol' gas station clean-up site at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road. This site is presently owned by the Long Island Rail Road. An environmental remediation project was performed last summer and the site has been idle since... It's a HUGE eyesore.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This Is Insane... AAAAHHHHHHH She Was OFFERED A House...

UPDATE: Henrietta Hughes was offered a home by Chene Thompson, wife of State Representative Nick Thompson, who heard the homeless woman’s pleas for help to President Obama before a local and national crowd.

So, today, President O-Fraud had another campaign event in Fort Myers, FL... There, he ran into some more interesting O-Bots... And the statements and questions were bizarre and unsettling...

Take for example Henrietta Hughes who said she was unemployed and homeless, and living with her family in a very small vehicle.

"The Housing Authority has two years waiting list. We need something more than a vehicle and parks to go to. We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom." She pleaded, "Please help." President Obama walked over to her, and said, "We're going to do everything we can to help you. I'll have my staff talk to you after the town hall."

Lovely... Some people before the election said that they would not have to worry about paying for gas or paying their mortgages because Obama was going to wipe all of it away...

Now, I am not completely heartless but seriously, this man is far from a deity... This victimization mentality is why we are going down the tubes, quickly...

Pork-a-palooza Passes Senate UPDATED With No votes

The final vote tally was 61-37... The 'No' voters will be posted when available...

The bill only passed because 3 'Republicans' changed sides... Arlen Specter (PA), Susan Collins (ME) and Olympia Snowe (ME).

Once again, a thanks who voted for O-Fraud and those Conservatives who stayed home to teach the GOP a lesson in nominating their candidate.

The 'No' Votes...

NAYs ---37
Alexander (R-TN) Barrasso (R-WY) Bennett (R-UT) Bond (R-MO) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY) Burr (R-NC) Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA) Hatch (R-UT) Hutchison (R-TX) Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA) Johanns (R-NE) Kyl (R-AZ) Lugar (R-IN) Martinez (R-FL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Risch (R-ID) Roberts (R-KS) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA) Voinovich (R-OH) Wicker (R-MS

Stimulus Bill: Old and Sick? Well, Die Already

So, in the last 24 hours, we have found that the Spending Stimulus Bill contains some very interesting provisions for health care. Actually steps toward Universal Health Care and they are not good...

Former NY State Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey writes about it on

Basically the bill contains provisions to establish a National Coordinator of Health Information Technology which will oversee and monitor treatments to assure that doctors are providing services that are cost effective within the future government run healthcare system...

The problem? If you are old and sick and need specialized treatment, it will be rationed based on need. If you are not viable for treatment, you won't get it. Just like Euro healthcare systems.

This is a true emergency.

Tuesday Morning Sky

Here's a funky sky for your Tuesday morning...

Monday, February 09, 2009

Gov. Mark Sanford - Telling It Like It Is...

Yesterday, South Carolina (R) Governor Mark Sanford, already starting to make a name for himself in a crowded young-gun GOP governor field, was on CNN and provided some incredible commentary on the current economic situation...

“We’re moving precipitously close to what I would call a savior-based economy."
Nice quote... His point being that the more and more government intervenes, it is perceived as the solution. When the solution SHOULD BE the American people...

“A savior-based economy sort of is definitial of what you see in Russia or Venezuela or Zimbabwe or places like that where it matters not how good your
product is to the consumer but what your political connection is to those in power. And if you think about the power that’s been granted to the fed of the treasury, it has savior-like qualities. Everybody knows that we’re in an economic slowdown. But the consideration now is, if I can just get my word, if I can be the plaintiff to the right person in Washington D.C., I can get these things fixed. That is quite different than a market-based economy where some rise and some fall but there’s a consequence to making a stupid decision.”