Winners from PetSmart's pet photo contest
Sadly Leia wasn't one of them
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Posted by steco at 8:39 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2006
On Oct. 20, 1942, the U.S. government ordered the seizure of all banking operations being carried out by Prescott Bush for the Nazis, Under the Trading with the Enemy Act, however by that time he and the other associates at W.A. Harriman & Co. had already made their fortunes financing and arming Adolph Hitler.
Interesting historical perspective of the Bush family and their involvement/profiteering in every major war since the industrial age. I had no idea that Eisenhower's farewell address warning of the growing military industrial complex, was actually a reference to GWB's Grandfather
Interesting and worth reading
Posted by steco at 1:53 AM
Friday, October 27, 2006
Cowboys assistant suing McDonald's Files $1.7M suit for finding a dead rat in salad in June.
The dead rodent, believed to be a juvenile roof rat, was about 6 inches long and was found on its back with its mouth opened, Scott Casterline, a spokesman for the family, told The Associated Press.
According to the lawsuit, Christine Haley and Kelley had eaten part of the salad purchased June 5 before the dead rodent was uncovered.
Personally, I like to hope I'm perceptive enough to notice a 6 inch dead rat in my salad **before** I start eating.
Posted by steco at 12:36 AM
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Great ad from the Democrats.
Posted by steco at 11:08 PM
"Iraq was better than expected. Overall, there is nothing really to question or be skeptical about. I think the results are very good."
Jeff Tillery, analyst with Pickering Energy Partners Inc
reacting to a 22% increase in Halliburton's 3Q net income
Posted by steco at 1:05 AM
Monday, October 23, 2006
During an interview today on ABC’s This Week, President Bush tried to distance himself from what has been his core strategy in Iraq for the last three years. George Stephanopoulos asked about James Baker’s plan to develop a strategy for Iraq that is “between ’stay the course’ and ‘cut and run.’”
Bush responded, ‘We’ve never been stay the course
Think Progress has transcripts of him saying just that.
BUSH: We will stay the course. [8/30/06]
BUSH: We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq. [8/4/05]
BUSH: We will stay the course until the job is done, Steve. And the temptation is to try to get the President or somebody to put a timetable on the definition of getting the job done. We’re just going to stay the course. [12/15/03]
BUSH: And my message today to those in Iraq is: We’ll stay the course. [4/13/04]
BUSH: And that’s why we’re going to stay the course in Iraq. And that’s why when we say something in Iraq, we’re going to do it. [4/16/04]
BUSH: And so we’ve got tough action in Iraq. But we will stay the course. [4/5/04]
Think Progress has the video
Posted by steco at 12:52 AM
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is thinking 100 hours, time enough, she says, to begin to "drain the swamp" after more than a decade of Republican rule.
(Read the full details of the Democratic Agenda)
A majority of Americans agree according to a Newsweek Poll:
Cheaper Meds: 74%, including 70% of Republicans
Raise Minimum Wage: 68% including 53% of Republicans
Investigate Congress: 62%
Investigate Gov't Contracts in Iraq: 58%
Investigate Why we went to Iraq: 52%
Posted by steco at 12:32 AM
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Katherine Harris, then Florida's secretary of state — and now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives — ordered a study in which, according to an article by Jim Stratton in the Orlando Sentinel, "researchers worked with a rabbi and a cardiologist to test ‘Celestial Drops,' promoted as a canker inhibitor because of its ‘improved fractal design,' ‘infinite levels of order,' and ‘high energy and low entropy.'"
The study determined that the product tested was, basically, water that had apparently been blessed according to the principles of Kabbalic mysticism, "chang[ing] its molecular structure and imbu[ing] it with supernatural healing powers."
Posted by steco at 10:04 PM
Monday, October 16, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Of course none of them claim to remember it either.
One official who helped to prepare the briefing, which included a PowerPoint presentation, described it as a "10 on a scale of 1 to 10" that "connected the dots" in earlier intelligence reports to present a stark warning that al-Qaida, which had already killed Americans in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and East Africa, was poised to strike again.
A new book by Bob Woodward of The Washington Post alleges that Rice failed to take the July 2001 warning seriously when it was delivered at a White House meeting by Tenet, Cofer Black, then the agency's chief of top counterterrorism, and a third CIA official whose identity remains protected.
Full story here
Posted by steco at 1:51 AM
Last June, Steven Howards 54, saw VP Dick Cheney shaking hands and posing for photos. Howards and his son walked over and told Cheney that his policies in Iraq are "reprehensible."
Howards said he may have touched Cheney on the elbow or shoulder, like others in the crowd.
Howards kept walking to his son's piano lesson. He returned to the spot about ten minutes later with another son, and that's when Secret Service agent Virgil Reichle handcuffed and arrested Howards for assaulting the vice president.
The charge was later reduced to harassment, then dismissed in Eagle County Court a month later.
Read the whold story from the Denver Post
Posted by steco at 1:38 AM
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Dow Chemical, has a trademark on the name "Styrofoam" and the color Blue.
What is STYROFOAM?
Styrofoam Insulation on house
Invented by Dow more than 50 years ago and identified worldwide by the distinctive Blue** color, STYROFOAM* products are the most widely recognized brand in insulation today. In the early 1900s, The Dow Chemical Company invented a process for extruding polystyrene to achieve a closed cell foam that resists moisture. Recognizing its superior insulating properties, buoyancy and "unsinkability," it was originally adopted in 1942 by the Coast Guard for use in a six-man life raft. That was the start of many other wartime applications by the Coast Guard and Navy.
Today, the Dow STYROFOAM brand includes a variety of building materials (including insulated sheathing and housewrap), pipe insulation and floral and craft products. But there isn’t a coffee cup, cooler or packaging material in the world made from STYROFOAM.
These common disposable items are typically white in color and are made of expanded polystyrene beads. They do not provide the insulating value, compressive strength or moisture resistance properties of STYROFOAM products. In order to protect the Dow trademarked name “STYROFOAM”, such other material should be referred to by the generic term “foam.”
Posted by steco at 12:43 AM