Sunday, November 04, 2007

Circle Bridge

This bridge was featured in the BMW film "Ticker":

All BMW convertible scenes were filmed on the road I spend my Sundays on, nice and twisty.

Gas here is $3.30/gal. for regular unleaded, cost me $10.30 to fill bike!

I remember the gas wars back in the 70's with 0.25 cents per gal. Long way from that now.

OPEC-ers keep running up the price as we blast the Middle East from the second century back to the first with DU, thats a fair trade huh?

Thought so.



DEN said...

Monday again and many of my Northern Minn. pals are getting SNOW, That dirty four letter word for frozen rain. Tsk, Tsk, 70's and sunny here.

Glenn Beck gets a 50M contract?
WTF that guy is a waste of space.

Pakistan takes a trip back in time.

All that and more in store for the week, fasten your seatbelts, it' going to get bumpy.

micki said...

"We believe that the best path for Pakistan is to quickly return to a constitutional path and then to hold elections," said Condoleezza Rice, who earlier indicated that some of the non-military aid to Pakistan would be reviewed.

She also told Musharraf to follow through on his earlier promise and "take off his uniform."

Boy, he must be quaking in his boots with Condi getting all tough-talking like that! She's a joke. But not a funny one.

The Dutch have already suspended all aid to Pakistan. But we continue to prop up our friendly military dictator and pretend that we're full of moral indignation.

micki said...

Call Chuck Schumer.

Call Dianne Feinstein.

Chop chop.

micki said...

Come on gang -- do it. We've all gotta try.

micki said...



It is our duty as citizens in a democratic society to give these people some lip.

Plus, it feels good.

Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)

Washington Office:

313 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-3203

Phone: (202) 224-6542

Fax: (202) 228-3027

Main District Office:

757 Third Ave., Ste. 17-02

New York, NY 10017

Phone: (212) 486-4430

Fax: (212) 486-7693

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Washington Office:

331 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-0504

Phone: (202) 224-3841

Fax: (202) 228-3954

Main District Office:

One Post Street, Suite 245

San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: (415) 393-0707

Fax: (415) 393-0710

micki said...

One of the major concerns in Pakistan is if Musharraf's (second) coup will stop the elections. Another major concern is the possibility of a counter-coup and what would happen to Pakistan's nuclear weapons.

I guess it's time for the busheviks to step in and make sure things turn out as planned, eh? Oh, boy.

•c•arol said...

I checked Corn a minute ago. Happy showed up. Oh, and Flan.

micki said...

I wonder if Caroline will be next.

She could piss off Captain and Saladin in a heartbeat.

Well, that is....when I wasn't. :-) hahaha

David B. Benson said...

Here is another to lambast:

Specter Says He Will Back AG Nominee

Remind him of what the party of Abraham Lincoln ought to be standing for...

Alan said...

Fred Thompson's drug dealer buddy resigned from is campaign while ago. Maybe he can start up a new venture with RudiG's crook friend Kerick (sp ck).

I didn't see "happy" at the cornblog comments I've read. Seen a "neil", but that's not him, is it? Didn't see "Flan" either. Oh well.
I didn't see anything that made me want to register and participate either. lol tho I liked Corky

DEN said...

Nope, don't miss Happy one bit, what a pompous turd.

Liked Corky too, Hajji stops by but have not seen Ivory Bill WP or Pande anywhere here.

(Alan the newest entry(11/05)has Flan and happy.)

All the best minds are here tho.

DEN said...

For more than two years, Cheney and a relatively unknown administration official, Deputy Energy Secretary Clay Sell, have been regularly visiting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to ensure agency officials rewrite regulatory policies and bypass public hearings in order to streamline the licensing process for energy companies that have filed applications to build new nuclear power reactors, as well as applications for new nuclear facilities that are expected to be filed by other companies in the months ahead, longtime NRC officials said.

Before being sworn in as deputy energy secretary in March 2005, Sell, a lawyer whose roots extend to Bush's home state of Texas, was a White House lobbyist working on energy issues. He had also participated in secret meetings with Cheney's Energy Task Force.

In April, Sell and Cheney had both met with NRC officials to sign off on the final regulatory policies related to new nuclear reactors. Following the meeting, Sell had alerted a group of energy companies they could begin to take advantage of the faster application process, NRC officials said.

NRC officials said that Cheney has expressed a desire to see applications for nuclear reactor projects approved by the NRC when he and Bush leave the White House in January 2009.

The energy corporations Cheney and Sell have been personally lobbying the NRC on behalf of this year have advised the vice president and his staff on energy policy in a way that would boost their companies' profit margins. These corporations have also donated millions of dollars to President Bush's and Cheney's past presidential campaigns.


Insider trading on a warped administration scale, hope they choke on their BIG money, JERKS!

Alan said...

(Alan the newest entry(11/05)has Flan and happy.)

I just looked again and no names like that show up on my screen. There's the private, Hajji, private again, neil, Corky, private, and neil.

DEN said...

Huh, thats weird.

DEN said...

Tidbit of good news:

A U.S. District Court jury has convicted Brent Wilkes on all 13 counts in his corruption trial. The Poway defense contractor had been accused by prosecutors of leveraging more than $600,000 in cash bribes and thousands more in gifts to ousted Rep. Randy Duke Cunningham in exchange for Cunningham's influence in securing more than $80 million in government contracts.


David B. Benson said...

Den and Alan --- Look at an earlier post on David Corn's site for the missing posters.

DEN said...

Russ Feingold:

I will vote against the nomination of Judge Mukasey to be the next Attorney General. This was a difficult decision, as Judge Mukasey has many impressive qualities. He is intelligent and experienced and appears to understand the need to depoliticize the Department of Justice and restore its credibility and reputation.

At this point in our history, however, the country also needs an Attorney General who will tell the President that he cannot ignore the laws passed by Congress. Unfortunately, Judge Mukasey was unwilling to reject the extreme and dangerous theories of executive power that this administration has put forward.

The nation's top law enforcement officer must be able to stand up to a chief executive who thinks he is above the law. The rule of law is too important to our country's history and to its future to compromise on that bedrock principle.

Why is that so hard to understand for these so-called reps?

Just say NO to Lapdogs of the Administration!

micki said...

David B. Benson is there! I saw Flan, Corky, Hajji, Capt, Neil (is Neil O'Reilly?), Happy, and Pande showed up on one entry the other day, saying Obama's his man.

I'm beginning to wonder if anyone else reads David Corn!? :-) Just kidding.

micki said...

Den, I got that email from trevor or someone @ Feingold's office, too. I'm glad to see that Senator Feingold mentions the other BIG PROBLEM WITH MUKASEY:

Unfortunately, Judge Mukasey was unwilling to reject the extreme and dangerous theories of executive power that this administration has put forward.


But, WTF IS SCHUMER THINKING ANYWAY?! He suggested that Congress should approve Mukasey, then pass a law against waterboarding and Mukasey would be compelled to enforce it as Attorney General. Doesn't Schumer understand that Mukasey supports bush on his "unitary executive" bullshit?!

Darn. I wish Feingold -- or someone! -- would put up a HUGE fight against Mukasey's confirmation.

micki said...

Straight from bush's mouth -- from our STRONG leader hahaha, what a joke:

The president said he'd asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to call Musharraf to tell him "that we expect there to be elections as soon as possible."

Bush also said he had asked Rice to tell Musharraf to "remove his military uniform."

Gawdalmighty! bush sounds like a moronic midget!

Stupid f**ker and his inept Condi have really painted themselves into a corner. They're scared s**tless to pull the plug on funding the tinhorn military dictator.

The world is laughing.

David B. Benson said...

I fear instead the world is quietly crying.

Soon it will be sobbing.

Then wailing...

micki said...

The world may be laughing, but not with glee...I didn't mean to suggest that!

A Pakistani journalist said that (in his opinion) that the US is clearly party to the move that Musharraf took in declaring a "state of emergency."

The Bush administration is far more worried about the possibility of electing either a failed democratic leader or an Islamic conservative than about "delaying" democracy in Pakistan.

Apparently, a judge on the Supreme Court in Islamabad had advised Musharraf a couple of days ago that the court was about to rule against his dual role as political and military leader, that he'd have to step down on November 15th and allow elections.

He wasn't about to give up power and he had planned the crackdown well before this long-anticipated and unfavorable Supreme Court decision. Throughout, Musharraf has had the tacit backing of the US -- no matter what we're saying publicly.

Bush's empty, weak words "demanding" that Musharraf have elections "as soon as possible" is as far as he can go.

Deep doo-doo is gonna get deeper and deeper real soon!

I think I'll shut up about this now. Maybe.

micki said...

Could someone name ONE thing that Condi has done right?

Same goes for bush -- just ONE thing!

DEN said...

nope not one!

David B. Benson said...

Tear out your lawns:

Plant Extinctions Reduce Ecosystem Productivity

Xeriscape instead.

Alan said...

Ok Dr. B, I seen Flan 'n Happy on the Nov. 2nd comments. It's not exactly a beehive of activity over there, is it? Or at least not yet. I'm guessing it's the same at the private's site as well.

DEN said...

K.O. laid it on the line again today with another Special Comment".

Real smoker!

Alan said...

Yeah Den, I watched it on the TV. Also, it's posted at Crooks.

I just got another email reply from Ron Paul. Whenever I sign a petition or whatever online, they send it to Ron Paul who USED to be my rep. He still is for virtually everybody in my zip code... all except mine and 3 other houses on my side of this street, who all have been redistricted by tom delay into the 22nd district. Nick Lampson should get my gripes... but Ron Paul responds better. haha

Dear Mr. Dawson:

Thank you for your recent letter regarding some inappropriate comments made by Rush Limbaugh, whose program is carried on Armed Forces Radio.

I agree with you that such language is very troubling, and I sent a letter to the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee with a request that he hold hearings to further examine this matter.

Thank you again for contacting my office. Please feel free to do so in the future any other questions, comments, or suggestions.


Ron Paul

Alan said...

This one gets my vote so far...

The Sky is Falling

See more, and vote here on the best one.

Alan said...

K, "Lights Out" is a good one too.