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Sunday Evening News Roundup

Sunday Evening news Roundup

Tropical storm/hurricane Isaac appears that it’s veering more westward, away from Florida and toward Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Some projections include landfall around or near New Orleans. Southern Florida is getting some wind and plenty of rain.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley tries to clearly explain the importance of Mitt Romney’s birther comments that I commented on yesterday. I think he does a very good job.

Ron Paul tells the GOP no thanks about speaking at the convention. Oh, and he says no to endorsing Mitt Romney.

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is asking parents not to teach their children creationism.

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died. The astronauts of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects were brave, smart, stoic and perfect for their time. May he rest in peace.

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has endorsed President Obama. He said in a statement, “But an element of their party has pitched so far to the extreme right on issues important to women, immigrants, seniors and students that they’ve proven incapable of governing for the people. Look no further than the inclusion of the Akin amendment in the Republican Party platform, which bans abortion, even for rape victims.” Again, I will reiterate that the moderate Republican has been pushed out of the Republican Party. Charlie Crist was a moderate Republican.

By |2012-08-27T21:41:40-04:00August 26th, 2012|Elections, Environment, Science|Comments Off on Sunday Evening News Roundup

Friday Evening Grab Bag

  • There has been an attempt by Al Qaeda to ship explosives in cargo jets. The exact details of the plot have not been revealed. The exact variety of explosives has not been revealed. Exactly how the explosives were to be detonated has also not been revealed. Update: From LAT – “One of the packages was found aboard a cargo plane in Dubai, the other in England. Preliminary tests indicated the packages contained the powerful industrial explosive PETN, the same chemical used in the Christmas attack, U.S. officials said. The tests had not been confirmed.

  • The GDP did rise in the third quarter although the economy is still sluggish.
  • The Democratic candidate for Senate in Florida, Kendrick Meek, has made headlines because he staying in the race. Polling clearly shows that he’s about to get trounced in Tuesday’s election. Rumors began to fly that former president Bill Clinton asked him to drop out of the race. Both he and Clinton denied this. All I know is Kendrick Meek has not run a very good campaign. If he could solidify the Democratic base, he should be able to easily win as the moderate Republican, Charlie Crist and the ultraconservative, Marco Rubio, would split the conservative vote.
  • The owner of a McDonald’s franchise in Canton, Ohio, told his employees that unless the Republicans win, the employees can’t get raises.
  • Verizon has been ordered to pay an additional $25 million on top of a $52 million refund to its customers for overcharging. This is the largest fine in FCC’s history. Ripping off Americans seems to have become a sport to American big business.
  • It looks as if we’ve spent $18 billion to reconstruct Afghanistan. That’s the good news. The bad news is we really don’t have a good way to track reconstruction dollars and have no way of knowing whether the money went to pay off Afghan warlords or to build bridges and schools, according to a new report. (More on this here and full report here.)
By |2010-10-29T19:17:21-04:00October 29th, 2010|Al Qaeda|Comments Off on Friday Evening Grab Bag

Senator Mel Martinez is stepping down

Something is very wrong. No one just steps down to be with family. Is he sick? I mean, does he have cancer? Is someone in his family sick? Was he part of the C Street crowd? I don’t understand. He’s a first- term Senator! He has been in office about four years. This is very odd.

From CNN:

Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Florida, will announce that he is resigning his seat, three GOP sources tell CNN.

The sources said that Martinez will officially announce his intention to step down on Friday. The Florida Republican, first elected in 2004, announced in December of last year that he would retire in 2010.

Florida law states that Gov. Charlie Crist may temporarily appoint someone to the vacant seat until the next general election. As of Friday morning, it was unclear what Crist would do. Crist announced in May he would not seek another term as governor, and instead would run for Martinez’s seat. (more… )

By |2009-08-10T00:45:24-04:00August 10th, 2009|Party Politics, Senate|Comments Off on Senator Mel Martinez is stepping down
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