Thursday, June 7, 2012

The loving tactics of the left; San Fran reduces worker pensions; Barney Frank declares the big mistake; A terrifying experiment; This is what democracy is; Ford Motor gives vehicles to Disabled Veterans Transportation Network in honor of D-Day; The unreported things NOT causing global warming; Comparing Solyndra to Romney's Konarka; Police tazer a pregnant woman over using handicapped space; Planned Parenthood Clinic in LA high school

A Madison City Clerk has told a Wisconsin radio host that turnout for the area is expected at over 100%, up to 119%. What makes it all the more interesting is that this story comes from a far-left site


Exclusive Interview: Thug Threatens WI Poll Watcher That He'll 'Bang Her Head Against The Floor'


In San Diego and San Jose, voters overwhelmingly approved ballot initiatives designed to help balance ailing municipal budgets by cutting retirement benefits for city workers.
"I think the people on the Democratic side made a big mistake and the funding thing was a big deal," Frank told The Hill Wednesday afternoon, alluding to Republicans' big cash advantage in the race. "My side picked a fight they shouldn't have picked. The recall was upsetting to people, the rerun of the election with [Democratic Milwaukee Mayor] Tom Barrett — it's not a fight I would have picked."
In an email to supporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina called Tuesday’s outcome — and, more specifically, the super-PAC money spent on Walker — a “terrifying experiment.” Messina said the money “swung the election.”
“This kind of corporate and special-interest spending is exactly what we could be up against this fall,” he said before asking supporters to donate $3 or more to the president’s reelection campaign.  [The best display of ignorance came from the union man who tearfully said that to all of us who were listening, "This is the end of Democracy"!  Actually, sir, this IS democracy, wherein the will of the people is what rules the day, not the thuggish actions of a group of people who are infused with entitlement mentality.  It was a okay for President Obama to run a $1 billion campaign for President, and I'm sure you were not complaining then, were you?]
Today is the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the start of the invasion of France that led to the liberation of Europe from the Nazis.
To celebrate, Ford says it is sponsoring two flights for about 75 World War II veterans from Michigan and Kentucky to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
In addition, the Ford Fund is spending $200,000 to buy eight vehicles to the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network. The vehicles will be used to transport disabled vets. So far, Ford has sprung for 164 vehicles for the cause.
No, this isn’t a joke, it isn’t a fake document, and it isn’t a misinterpretation. It is a paper published by Dr. James Hansen (and the GISS team) in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). In the paper (published in 2000, but long since buried) they make these two bold statements (emphasis mine):
..we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as chlorofluorocarbons, CH4, and N2O, not by the products of fossil fuel burning, CO2 and aerosols..
In a move that they’ll surely regret, the Obama campaign has called attention to a “green energy” loan to Konarka Power Plastic of Lowell, MA hile Mitt Romney was governor. They have accused Romney of hypocrisy in his criticism of the Obama Administration’s DOE loan guarantee to Solyndra and other “green energy” firms.
Here’s how the two loans panned out:

Failed Green Company
Taxpayer Money Lost
Years to Bankruptcy
Source of Funds
Loan Repaid?
Tied to Wealthy Campaign Donors?
You’ve gotta wonder about someone who can draw any kind of equivalence between these two programs. Maybe that’s the difference between a community organizer and a businessman.
Chicago police Tasered a pregnant woman before arresting her and her boyfriend during a dispute with officers in the parking lot of a Walgreens in the Roseland neighborhood Tuesday night, officials said, sparking an outcry from relatives of the couple.

Tiffany Rent, who relatives say is eight months pregnant, was taken to Roseland Community Hospital where a nursing supervisor said the baby appeared to be unharmed. Rent was treated and released, the supervisor said.
But Rent's family said the 30-year-old Rent has lost three babies in the past and they plan to have her undergo more tests. "I'm outraged, just livid. Who does that?" said Rent's sister, Shareeta Rent.

The incident occurred late Tuesday night when Rent was ticketed for parking in a handicapped spot at the Walgreens in the 11000 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. Rent tore up the ticket and threw it at the officer and "attempted to take off," according to a source reading from the police report.,0,2384785.story

Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District have teamed up in an unusual collaboration to reduce the number of unplanned teen pregnancies at Roosevelt High School.

Students can visit the on-campus health clinic to get free birth control, pregnancy tests, counseling and screening for sexually transmitted diseases – the first program of its kind in the country, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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