Gov. Ed Rendell has criticized the use of a Taser by Philadelphia Police to bring down young Steven Consalvi as journeyed through the outfield of Citizen’s Bank Park in the ninth inning of the Phillie-Cards game, May 3.
Rendell thought they should have used a snowball.
Famous Philadelphia Sports Fans II
Obama Exempted BP From Impact Study — The Obama Administration’s Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service gave BP’s lease at DeepwaterHorizon a “categorical exclusion” from the National Environmental PolicyAct (NEPA) on April 6, 2009, The Washington Post has reported.
This meant they were exempted from a detailed environmental impact analysis because the powers-that-be concluded that amassive oil spill was unlikely at the site.
In a certainly coincidental matter, it has been revealed — not by the Post — that Obama was the largest recipient of BP’s campaign contributions in 2008.
Hat tip to FreeRepublic.Com
And at what point will President Bush be blamed?
Obama Exempted BP From Impact Study
Oscar-winning, Nobel prize-winning former Vice President Al Gore is ready for a little global meltdown at his new $8.875 million home in Montecito, California. It has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
Just imagine the air conditioning bill.
Besides the swimming pool there is a spa and fountains.
Hey, it may not be eco-friendly but it is certainly echo-chamber friendly since the dino-media hasn’t reported much on it.
In other news closer to home regarding the robber barons of global warming, PennFuture feted Penn State prof Michael Mann at a “Heroes and Experts” conference in Pittsburgh, May 2.
Mann is the guy who designed up the famous hockey stick graph showing the world to be catastrophically warming. Of course, he left out data that might have showed otherwise.
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-12 ) said he will introduce tomorrow a bill that will give Pennsylvania police the same powers in dealing with illegal aliens that the controversial Arizona law has given state and local law enforcement in that state.
The Arizona law — State Bill 1070 if you are so inclined to look it up — does not, despite claims by certain prominent people, allow police to stop people and random and ask for identification.
It simply requires them to check on their immigration status if they are unable to produce acceptable identification i.e. a driver’s license during a lawful contact, which will soon be changed to an even more restrictive “stop, detain or arrest” standard.
Of course it does other things to such as make it a state felony to knowingly smuggle people for profit or to attempt to hire people for work from a highway.
If you don’t feel like looking it up here’s a link to a pdf of the AZ SB 1070 .
If Metcalfe really wanted to make liberals dance around like headless hens he should submit a bill based on Mexico’s immigration law.
Does An AZ Alien Law Loom For PA?
Live Free Pa. Is A Week Away — The Commonwealth Foundation’s celebration of “freedoms we enjoy but are under attack by Harrisburg and Washington” is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 8, at the Elstonville Sportsman’s Association in Manheim.
Live Free Pa. comes with breakfast, lunch,beer, shooting activities, cigars and live rock ‘n’ roll by Jump the Gun and features a chance to shoot up a car.
Obviously the beer and cigars are for attendees over 21.
Cost is $65 for shooters and $40 for non-shooters. The car shoot is extra.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org; call 717-671-1901; or go here .
Live Free Pa. Is A Week Away
The United Nations announced April 28 that Iran has been named to a four-year seat on its influential Commission on the Status of Women.
In related news, Iran has announced that it will begin jailing women with suntans.
Pennsylvania House Education Committee, April 28, voted 14-11 with one absence to send to the
full House a bill that would mandate teaching sex education in public
would require that “not engaging in sexual intercourse is the only certain way to prevent pregnancy and to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV” and “provide students with accurate information that includes the following: Side effects, health benefits, effectiveness, safety and proper use of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods in preventing pregnancy.”
It will allow parents to opt their children out.
The state now requires districts to teach students about HIV and AIDS and
how to avoid contracting them, but any other instruction on sexuality is
at the district’s discretion.
State Rep. Chelsa Wagner
(D-22), the bill’s sponsor, says the mandate is needed to help lower pregnancy rates and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
One wonders, however, if the problem places are really the school districts that now don’t teach how to use condoms.
Hat tip to PennLive.Com
The Supreme Court, yesterday, said that lower court judges were wrong in considering solely the religious aspects when they ordered removed a cross erected Mojave National Preserve by World War I veterans in 1934 as a remembrance of fallen comrades. By a 5-4 vote they sent the case back for the lower court judges to get it right and presumably allow the symbol, which has been covered in plywood, to stay.
The dissenters were as expected the crowd that takes its cues from the Washington Post — Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Stevens.
I suspect that the confused quartet fail to see that the destruction of an historic cross isn’t much different than the destruction of historic Buddhist statues by the Taliban. Perhaps the Washington Post should point it out to them.
Smartest Liberal Publication In The World Covers The President — Liberals really are stupid. They are the kind that would tell jokes about Jewish merchants at a discussion on the problems of the Mideast. The problem for the rest of us is that they don’t realize this, and in fact consider themselves rather brilliant. This means that they close their minds and inure themselves to correction to such a degree that they viciously attack those who attempt to provide it. After all, those who deign to disagree with them have to have some kind of serious character flaw such as racism or misogyny.
Anyway liberals really are stupid. The crown jewel of the liberal media establishment is the Washington Post which provides guidance to liberal politicians, bureaucrats, academics and lesser media figures throughout the world.
Yesterday, they ran a story about President Obama pushing alternative energy in Iowa. In lieu of the President’s pix, however, they used one of Malcolm X.
Expect President Obama to soon send National Security Adviser James Jones to Arizona to deal with our own border crisis. And expect his remarks to go something like this .
Smartest Liberal Publication In The World Covers The President