Friday, November 28, 2008

University of Iowa Fans: Behave...

Football Not The Only Entertainment For
Fans In The Metrodome
A Hat Tip To Bitten and Bound

A couple of University of Iowa fans took a break from Saturday's game at the Metrodome against the University of Minnesota to have some illicit sex in a Dome restroom, police said.

The duo — a 38-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man from Carroll and Linden, Iowa, respectively — turned a handicapped toilet stall into their love nest about 8:30 p.m., late in the Hawkeyes' 55-0 trouncing of the Gophers.

A crowd of intoxicated fans gathered in the restroom to laugh and cheer the off-the-field action, until an Avalon Security guard tipped off University of Minnesota police to the ruckus.

Hestness assumed the woman was embarrassed about being caught: She initially gave a false name to officers and had to be identified by her husband before she was released.

The man was attending the game with his girlfriend, according to police.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Word of the Year is: "Bailout"

Bailout Wins!
John McCain's Commonly Used Word, “Maverick,”
Nearly Won the Title “Word of the Year.”

The alphabet gurus at Merriam-Webster gave the honor to the word “bailout.”

People looked it up so often on Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary that it was an easy choice for its annual award, the publisher said.

The rest of the list features other terms used at times of economic peril, "trepidation," "precipice" and "turmoil."

Other words from the presidential trail included “bipartisan” and “vet” – as in to appraise or evaluate.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Iowa Churches Request Government Bailout For Illegal Aliens

Postville Churches Ask For Government Bailout To Support Illegal Aliens
- Churches Struggling To Sustain From Their Own Funds The Humanitarian Crisis They Helped Create In Postville By Supporting and Creating Sanctuary For Illegal Aliens -

Representatives of 20 churches in Postville and Decorah are asking Gov. Chet Culver, U.S. Sens. Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley, Congressmen Tom Latham and Bruce Braley, State Senator-Elect Mary Jo Wilhelm and state Representative-Elect John Beard to immediately come to the Postville area in a coordinated visit.

In a letter, the churches say the six-month humanitarian response to needs created by the May 12th raid on the Agriprocessors Inc. kosher meatpacking plant has been stretched beyond its sustainable capacity. They ask the politicians to spearhead a government response.

U.S. attorney's spokesman Bob Teig acknowledged that his office is not helping support the witnesses. Teig said the alternative to the current arrangement would have been to keep the men in jail as material witnesses. He said defense lawyers told a judge the men would find support in Postville if they were let out of jail. "It's not like the government came up with this idea," he said. Read Article...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Principal Financial Group To Join Feeding Frenzy At The Bailout Trough

Show Me The Money!
- The Principal Wants A Cool $2 Billion Dollars -
- Denies It's A Bailout... -

Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG) has applied to participate in the Treasury Department's Capital Purchase Program and could receive up to $2 billion in exchange for preferred shares and warrants to the Treasury.

Shares jumped 4.8% to $15 in after-hours trading.

Principal said it applied as a savings and loan holding company subject to oversight of the Office of Thrift Supervision. The money would support and capitalize the company's federal savings bank subsidiary, Principal Bank, and support growth needs of its operating units.

Principal said "the company believes it is prudent" to seek the funds "as another option to build on its position of financial strength, by adding to its capital cushion in a time of volatile and uncertain market conditions."
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanks Sarah Palin!

Time To Say "Thanks!" To
- Sarah and The Palin Family -

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Is California Still A Democracy?

The Citizens Of California Voted: Gay Marriage Defeated
- State Supreme Court Intervenes Again -
Time To Recall/Depose Activist Judges...

The proposition, which overturned a May decision of the California Supreme Court that legalized same-sex marriage, has been challenged by a number of cities and civil rights groups, which say it is a substantial revision of the state’s Constitution, and therefore requires legislative approval.

In agreeing Wednesday to take the case, the court suggested in a two-page order signed by six of its seven justices that it would take up that question, as well as lingering questions over the legality of some 18,000 same-sex marriages performed in the state this year. Those ceremonies were halted after Proposition 8 passed.

The court has also been asked to consider whether same-sex couples are being denied equal protection under the state’s Constitution. An amendment banning same-sex marriages has never been challenged in a state where the marriages had been legal.

Dennis Herrera, the city attorney of San Francisco, a petitioner in the case who opposes the ban, said, “I have confidence that this court is going to make this decision on the facts and on the law.”

Supporters of the ban said they were pleased that the court had declined to suspend the ban.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

High School Athletics - No Pass No Play In The News Again In Des Moines

Des Moines Roosevelt High School Wrestler
Makes Public Personal E-mail Exchange
- Jonathon Narcisse Responds... -

A Des Moines school board member said Tuesday that he doesn't regret using a sexually explicit term in an e-mail to a student.

Last week, a sophomore from Roosevelt High School sent a letter to the school board asking for help in getting back on the wrestling team after he failed an advanced placement algebra class. In response, Narcisse e-mailed the boy and told him to "step it up" academically.

Narcisse also told the boy a story about a student he once knew who didn't step it up and ended up on a Des Moines street corner offering "oral sex" for money.
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Note: Before the sanctimonious get all excited, there is a lot worse language that has gone on in the Roosevelt Wrestling room and in their locker room. Des Moines Roosevelt High School even has an officially school sponsored gay support group for those engaging in such acts. The boy is not the first or last academically ineligible athlete that has been on the Des Moines Roosevelt Wrestling team.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gas In Iowa $1.77

Update Today 5:00 PM:
Gas At QuickTrip $1.71 Per Gallon!

Within The Last Six Months Gasoline -
Was As High As $4.09 Per Gallon In Iowa

The national price for regular unleaded gasoline fell for the ninth week in a row, sinking to $2.07 a gallon, down $1.03 from a year ago, the department's Energy Information Administration said in its weekly survey of service stations.
Seventeen states have gasoline prices that average under $2 a gallon, according to the AAA travel club.

Falling gasoline prices are putting extra money in the pockets of consumers, but there is also concern some drivers may return to their gas-guzzling vehicles.
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Monday, November 17, 2008

California's Prop 8 And The Minority Vote

Analyzing The Vote In San Francisco -
Parts Of Chinatown Supported The Ban By 65%
Racial Minorities Don't Buy Gay Arguments

For all the talk of San Francisco values, a Chronicle analysis of how the city voted on the state's same-sex marriage ban shows a city geographically divided on the issue - and voting trends that turn San Francisco's typical political spectrum on its head.

One in 4 San Franciscans voted in favor of Proposition 8, far fewer than the 52 percent who voted to ban same-sex marriage statewide. But a closer look shows race, age and education influenced voters more than anything else - even among those living in one of the world's most gay-friendly cities.

Voters in 54 of San Francisco's 580 precincts supported the ban, with a high of 65 percent of voters favoring it in parts of Chinatown and downtown. More than half of voters in large swaths of Bayview-Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, the Excelsior and areas around Lake Merced also voted to ban same-sex marriage.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Roman Catholic Priest: Refrain From Holy Communion If Voted For Obama

Parishioners Put Souls At Risk If They
Take Holy Communion Before Penance

A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil."

The Rev. Jay Scott Newman said in a letter distributed Sunday to parishioners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville that they are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote.

"Our nation has chosen for its chief executive the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate or to run for president," Newman wrote, referring to Obama by his full name, including his middle name of Hussein.

"Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exits constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ's Church and under the judgment of divine law. Persons in this condition should not receive Holy Communion until and unless they are reconciled to God in the Sacrament of Penance, lest they eat and drink their own condemnation."
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Entrance Of A New American Socialism

The Line Grows At The Federal Welfare Bailout Trough: Includes Banks, Financial Institutions, The Auto Industry, California, Other Large U.S. Cities

Congressional Democrats are marshaling support for a rescue package to pump $25 billion in emergency loans to U.S. automakers in exchange for a government ownership stake in Detroit's car companies.

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., are developing legislation that would let the auto industry tap into the $700 billion Wall Street rescue money, approved by Congress last month, to fund their business operations.
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The Golden State isn't the gleaming beacon of success it once was. California's budget is spiraling out of control and lawmakers are calling for a federal bailout.

"I think states need to be raised to level of AIG, to the level of the banks, to the level of the auto industry," said Dem. Assembly Speaker Karen Bass.
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Los Angeles, along with several big cities, is asking U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson for a piece of the $850 billion Wall Street and bank bailout.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote to Paulson along with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. They are asking Paulson to use the bailout funds to provide $50 billion for cities to invest in construction and public works projects. They also want bailout money to deal with cash flow and pension fund issues.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Minnesota Recount For Senate Race Looms

Ballots Mysteriously Appear For Franken
- Lawsuits Likely -

Note: With ACORN filing more than 43,000 registration forms this year, 75 percent of all new registrations in the state, Minnesota was facing vote fraud problems even before the election. Even a small percentage of those registrations resulting in fraudulent votes could tip this election...

Twenty men and women settled in along tables at the Ramsey County elections office first thing Monday morning and began plowing through more than 7,700 ballots cast last Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race.

After nearly three hours of counting, Norm Coleman had lost exactly one net vote in five of the county's precincts. Al Franken had gained exactly one.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Unprofessionals In The McCain Campaign Disinformation Leaks

Another Hoax?
Annonymous Unethical and Unprofessional Staff
That Trashed Sara Palin Under The Guise of Leaks?

This Guy Has A Blog...


Greta's Interview

"When I arrived at the convention, there were clothes waiting for me, and clothes being ordered for me and the family, for eight of us," the Alaska governor told FOX News' Greta Van Susteren, in an interview scheduled to air Monday night. "And ever since then, those clothes, knowing that they didn't belong to me ... we boxed them all up, sent them back to the rightful owners, the Republican National Committee, and that's the story on the clothes."

Palin dismissed the controversy over the reported $150,000 bill as "irrelevant," along with claims from Republican aides that she could not identify the members of NAFTA or that she thought Africa was a country -- and not a continent.

Regarding the reported Africa gaffe, Palin said, "And never, ever did I talk about, well, gee, is it a country or is it a continent? I just don't know about this issue. So I don't know how they took our one discussion on Africa and turned that into what they turned it into ... Along those same lines, of course, was the criticism that supposedly I didn't know who the participants in NAFTA were."
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