Friday, July 10, 2009

Cheney moves to Denver

As the first stimulus money flowed into Colorado, it was doled out to shovel-ready transportation projects — and some of Gov. Bill Ritter's former law partners.

Ritter hired the politically connected firm of Hogan & Hartson three months ago to work on issues surrounding the state's disbursement of federal stimulus funds. The firm has been paid $40,000 through June and is expected to file monthly bills.

The state attorney general's office deemed the no-bid contract acceptable, according to the governor's office, which said the state needed to move quickly to get legal opinions on stimulus money.

How Halliburtonesque of them....


Muslims rebels behead 7 Christians in Somalia

Rumor has it that the beheadees were offerred the choice of being water boarded instead and screamed they couldn't stand the torture..

The heheaders were happy to give them their choice.

Somalia's hard-line Islamist rebels beheaded seven people on Friday for being "Christians" and "spies" in the latest implementation of strict Sharia law by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab movement, witnesses said.

Though al-Shabaab has carried out such punishments before in regions it controled, the beheadings on Friday were thought to be their largest number of executions at one time, Somalis said.

"Al-Shabaab told us that they were beheaded for reasons they described as being Christian followers and spies," said one relative, who gave his name only as Aden, after the executions in the south-central town of Baidoa.

The group beheaded three people in the region last month.

Al-Shabaab, which means "Youth" in Arabic, have vowed to rule the majority Muslim nation by a hardline interpretation of Islamic law. The group has dug up Sufi graves, forced women to wear veils and amputated limbs for theft.


A Christian fundamentalist believes the world was created in seven days and that Moses parted the Red Sea. H e insists that his children study the Bible as part of their education. He may well consider dancing, alcohol consumption, and pre-marital sex to be sinful.

A Muslim fundamentalist beheads Christians.

Christian fundamentalists, Muslim fundamentalists — same thing, right?

Hat tip to Gates of Vienna."

"Argentia? Now I understand what hit Sanford between the eyes.."

The media is just so in the tank.... Look at this picture..

Now, what does ABC's "Political Punch" say?

On first glance, the snapshot appears to show President Obama caught in a moment of less than lofty analysis. But upon looking at the video, the moment seems to appear quite innocent -- one of those times when a picture can be misleading. The president was on a higher step and was stepping down -- so he looked down to assure his footing as the woman was walking up the stairs.

Judge for yourself.


I did, and he almost fell down looking..... I think this song was written for Obamie and Sarkozy.