Archive for November 17th, 2010

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Why Are Red States Worst?

November 17, 2010

<a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2010/11/human_development“>

LINK:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3932944.htm
go to bottom and select “interactive maps”

This is derived from it – a country comparison:
http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2010/11/human_development

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Another Gift Seat From the GOP?

November 17, 2010

John, his wife, his mistress, his employee and cuckold

Nevada Sen. John Ensign said Tuesday he has been planning to run for reelection “for a long time,” suggesting that the ongoing fallout of his extramarital affair won’t doom him politically.

The Senate Select Committee on Ethics is investigating whether Ensign broke Senate rules in allegedly attempting to help the lobbying career of Hampton’s husband, Doug, after he learned of the affair. At the same time, the Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into whether the senator’s actions violated federal law in trying to cover up the affair.

Depending on the finding, the ethics panel could issue a range of sanctions, including potentially expulsion from the Senate, while the Justice Department could issue a criminal indictment. Either one of those actions could certainly end his political career.

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We Lie – You Decide

November 17, 2010

If you’re looking for confirmation that Fox News’ motto, “We report, you decide,” is a bit off base, you may not need to look any further than the company’s chairman.

In an interview published Wednesday with The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, Ailes says Obama’s trip to Asia was a failure because “his socialism was too far left for them to deal with.”

“The president has not been very successful,” the Fox News chairman told Kurtz. “He just got kicked from Mumbai to South Korea, and he came home and attacked Republicans for it. He had to be told by the French and the Germans that his socialism was too far left for them to deal with.”

“He just has a different belief system than most Americans,” Ailes added.

PS my apologies to Jabba.