Thursday, June 29, 2006, 01:18 PM - politiFoo
From Slashdot:

President Bush has issued an executive order whose effect is to undo the previous Kelo decision of the Supreme Court. From the article: 'It is the policy of the United States to protect the rights of Americans to their private property, including by limiting the taking of private property by the Federal Government to situations in which the taking is for public use, with just compensation, and for the purpose of benefiting the general public and not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties to be given ownership or use of the property taken.' The downside is that what was once affirmed consitutionally is now affirmed only in federal law."

I'm glad I voted for that guy.
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P for Pimp-slap 
Monday, March 20, 2006, 01:57 PM - politiFoo
I saw "V for Vendetta" this weekend. Waste of time and money.

Incidentally, after reading the script, creator of the V comic book, Alan Moore, insisted Warner Bros. remove his name from the project. He told MTV, "[My comic] has been turned into a Bush-era parable by people too timid to set a political satire in their own country… [The film] is a thwarted and frustrated and largely impotent American liberal fantasy of someone with American liberal values standing up against a state run by neo-conservatives — which is not what "V for Vendetta" [the comic] was about."

When the creator of the novel upon which the movie is based asks to have his name removed from the film, you know it's got to be bad. I wish I'd read that before seeing the movie.
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Greenhouse theory smashed by biggest stone 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 11:04 AM - politiFoo

Many natural gases and some of those released by conventional power stations, vehicle and aircraft exhausts act as greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide, natural gas, or methane, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are all potent greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide and methane are found naturally in the atmosphere, but it is the gradual rise in levels of these gases since the industrial revolution, and in particular the beginning of the twentieth century, that scientists have blamed for the gradual rise in recorded global temperature. Attempts to reverse global warming, such as the Kyoto Protocol, have centred on controlling and even reducing CO2 emissions.

However, the most potent greenhouse gas is water, explains Shaidurov and it is this compound on which his study focuses. According to Shaidurov, only small changes in the atmospheric levels of water, in the form of vapour and ice crystals can contribute to significant changes to the temperature of the earth's surface, which far outweighs the effects of carbon dioxide and other gases released by human activities. Just a rise of 1% of water vapour could raise the global average temperature of Earth's surface more then 4 degrees Celsius.

(insert snarky industrial-water-usage comment here)

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Shooting Controversy 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 03:36 PM - politiFoo
The only thing I'll post about it.

Buy here.

UPDATE: ...I lied.
From the comments (by jrhelgeson) over at LGF

Collection of Headlines over Dick Cheney Hunting Accident
2/14/2006 - Shelby Trial

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The following is a sampling of news story headlines related to Vice President Cheney's shooting accident:

Kingsville Dispatch
"Sheriff Fines Cheney $100 For Only Wounding Lawyer"

National Review Online
"Shot Came From Grassy Noll"

Dallas Morning News
"Red States Poll Shows Cheney Shooting Was Justifiable"

Austin Statesman
"Cheney Says Victim's Quail Call Was Best He Ever Heard"

Washington Post
"Cheney Prevents Hunting Party From Field Dressing Shooting Victim"

The Nation
"Cheney Drove Shooting Victim to Hospital Tied to The Hood of His Car"

Texas Medical Association Bulletin
"Corpus Christi Hospital To Do Jackass Face Transplant On Cheney Shooting Victim"

San Antonio Express/News
"Sneaky Lawyer Tactics Don't Work On Cheney"

Houston Chronicle
"Personal Injury Lawyers Hold Candlelight Vigil Outside Cheney Victim Hospital"

Wyoming Tribune Eagle
"Cheney Friends Decline Fall Duck Hunting Invitation"

La Raza
"Cheney Shooting Victim Gets Emergency Room Priority Over Illegal Aliens"

Vegan News
"Cheney Shooting Victim Converts To Vegetarian In Hospital"

NRA American Rifleman
"Witnesses Claim Cheney Only Feathered Lawyer"

"Candlelight vigil"... hehehe

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Asked and Answered 
Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 07:00 AM - politiFoo
AJC cartoonist Mike Luckovich asked this question:

An 11th grader's reply:

Her pimp hand is strong...

Hat Tip Michelle Malkin

UPDATED: From the comments:

By devildog

January 3, 2006 04:01 PM | Link to this

Danielle, first of all, thank you so very much for your support. That is what keeps us going over there. I was there for 8 months during the biggest battle of any city since Vietnam. I’ve seen the worst. We play by ALL the rules, they don’t. I hope the fallen can see what is written here because they would be very proud of you taking a stand. You are the reason we do what we do and you are the reason my brothers will never die in vain! Thank you so much. It was an honor to fight for you and your freedom to take that stand. I will always be grateful to you for that and I know my fallen brothers would tell you thanks if they could! I wish the very best for you and your family.

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Clever shoplifters can't outrun U.S. Marines 
Tuesday, December 20, 2005, 02:39 PM - politiFoo

Pitts and PFC Shane Ailant just returned from boot camp a few weeks ago. Up against the new recruits, Pitts said Beltran stood no chance.

"No sir, not at all, sir," Pitts said.

The Marines chased Beltran nearly a mile before cornering him.

A big Hoo-rah to these two Marines. Can you imagine the look on Beltran's face after outrunning Mall security and two deputies, only to have to heve these two join the chase? I see a USMC "Priceless" moment here...

Merry Christmas men.
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Did Bush Lie? 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 12:30 PM - politiFoo

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin
UPDATED: If you liked that, try Who Said It

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Study: Hollywood Doesn't Show Consequences 
Monday, October 3, 2005, 12:30 PM - politiFoo
This looks about right...

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Timeline: Decommissiong the IRA 
Monday, September 26, 2005, 12:30 PM - politiFoo
It seems that September 11th didn't waken just Americans.

A timeline of key dates in the decommissioning process that led up to the IRA's weapons being put beyond use.

I'm glad to see the IRA disarming, putting terrorism and violence behind them, and abandoning victimization.

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Rumsfeld explains new technique to combat terrorism 
Friday, August 12, 2005, 12:30 PM - politiFoo
Only now, at the end, do they understand....

Maybe I've been reading Frank J. too much. In MY world...

Go get 'em Rummy!
(Hover mouse to see)

Now based on Glenn Reynolds comment, "His Kung Fu is Strong"

UPDATED 12-5: Javascript not working; posting all pics.
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President oversees huge deficit reduction 
Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 12:30 PM - politiFoo
hmmm....maybe that would have been the headline if someone else had just taken office.

Deficit likely to drop on technicalities

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is likely to estimate Tuesday that shortfalls over the next 10 years will total perhaps $1 trillion less than the $2.3 trillion in red ink it forecast last September, congressional aides say.

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I Have A Dream 
Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 12:30 PM - politiFoo
An important speech on this day -- read it all.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope.

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