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• Newsroom cuts may hamper fight against the death penalty.

• Seizures of illegal immigrants on the southern border drop to lowest level since 1970s. Officials cite down economy, suggesting that maybe Mexicans come to the U.S. for jobs, not welfare and free health care, after all.

• Cheney expected to defend Bush record on torture, detainment, anti-terror policies in speech at the American Enterprise Institute today.

• FTC looking to regulate the credibility of bloggers.

• Olympic torch for Vancouver winter games resembles something else you might expect is frequently passed around Vancouver.

• Republicans oppose investigation into whether Bush administration officials illegally sanctioned and administered torture, but do want investigation into whether Nancy Pelosi lied about knowing about it.

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  1. Well, it was designed by the Canadian snowboard team

  2. The Cheney link goes to the border story. Do you guys want me to tie your shoelaces for you as well?

  3. Siezures of illegal immigrants on the southern border drop to lowest level since 1970s. Official cite down economy, suggesting that maybe Mexicans come to the U.S. for jobs, not welfare and free health care, after all.

    ?Qui?n es Juan Galt?

  4. Republicans oppose investigation into whether Bush administration officials illegally sanctioned and administered torture, but do want investigation into whether Nancy Pelosi lied about knowing about it.

    Another waste of government resources on both sides.

    We already know that the interrogation techniques were legally sanctions and those who violated the guidelines were prosecuted.

    We already know Pelosi knew and lied about it too.

    Next case please. Something with some meat on it.

  5. FTC looking to regulate the credibility of bloggers.

    Don’t bother getting your hopes up… if you RTFA you’ll find that the new regulations will do nothing to curb the depredations of Episiarch.

  6. Rep. Alan Grayson was standing in the middle of Disney World when it hit him: What Americans really need is a week of paid vacation.

    So on Thursday, the Florida Democrat will introduce the Paid Vacation Act – legislation that would be the first to make paid vacation time a requirement under federal law.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22794.html

  7. Don’t bother getting your hopes up… if you RTFA you’ll find that the new regulations will do nothing to curb the depredations of Episiarch.

    Full disclosure: I am sponsored by Astroglide and the Colombian Warlords’ Trade Society. Happy?

  8. Paid Vacation Act – legislation that would be the first to make paid vacation time a requirement under federal law

    By the time it gets to the floor it will be the ‘all expenses paid vacation stimulus for the children act’.

  9. “suggesting that maybe Mexicans come to the U.S. for jobs, not welfare and free health care, after all. ”

    Of course not. It means having the Minutemen patrolling our borders is working!

  10. Paid Vacation Act – legislation that would be the first to make paid vacation time a requirement under federal law

    Just what we need now: a law to make it harder for businesses to create new jobs.

  11. “””Republicans oppose investigation into whether Bush administration officials illegally sanctioned and administered torture, but do want investigation into whether Nancy Pelosi lied about knowing about it.”””

    Standard partisan hackery, and an example of why the GOP sucks. (not saying the dems are better) They only care about making Pelosi look bad. If an investigation did proceed, the GOP will start balking when the request to use claissifed information from the gang of eight briefings.

    Just like the Plame leak investigation, the GOP was crying for an investigation into the Whitehouse leaks. But when the investigation led back to the Bush admin, they tried to villify that which they wanted.

  12. Full disclosure: I am sponsored by Astroglide and the Colombian Warlords’ Trade Society. Happy?

    Not until I can see those two sponsors on a NASCAR.

  13. ? FTC looking to regulate the credibility of bloggers.

    An example of bureaucrats who don’t have enough to do. The originator of this proposal should be fired. It won’t happen.

    ? Republicans oppose investigation into whether Bush administration officials illegally sanctioned and administered torture, but do want investigation into whether Nancy Pelosi lied about knowing about it.

    Pelosi did nothing illegal but she lied about what she did. Ask Martha Stewart about how that works. 😉

    The GOP is fucking lost. If the party still has adult leadership, it’s time to step up boys and girls.

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  15. Seamus | May 21, 2009, 9:38am | #
    Paid Vacation Act – legislation that would be the first to make paid vacation time a requirement under federal law

    Just what we need now: a law to make it harder for businesses to create new jobs.

    Sure, Seamus, you can see the glass half empty if you wish; but I prefer to see this as a long needed shot in the arm to the beleaguered travel and tourism business!

  16. “For Cougars, dating a younger man can be exciting and feel younger. And also you may find yourself more compatible with young men.”

    I guess it worked for Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Brandon for a while.

  17. And also you may find yourself more compatible with young men whose judgment is impaired by excess testosterone.

  18. men whose judgment is impaired by excess testosterone.

    As I recall from my younger days, they are fine with that too.

  19. I guess it worked for Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Brandon for a while.

    And Cher and Frankie Muniz.

  20. And Cher and Frankie Muniz.

    And Demi Moore?

  21. And Demi Moore?

    Oh, yeah, with the Ashton Kutcher. My last reference was actually to the movie Stuck on You but…hey, dammit! Did we just get threadjacked by a spammer? Ooh, they know those cougars are irresistable.

  22. APOG,

    I was into the Cougars, then the Panthers as I grew older. Finally warmed up to the younger ladies in my older years.

  23. Seizures of illegal immigrants on the southern border drop to lowest level since 1970s. Officials cite down economy, suggesting that maybe Mexicans come to the U.S. for jobs, not welfare and free health care, after all.

    STFULW

  24. The route will stay within Canada.

    Damn Canadians. Bogarting bastards won’t pass their doobage stateside. Well, if I were them I wouldn’t either.

  25. Finally warmed up to the younger ladies in my older years.

    So, you’re kind of like the Benjamin Button of dating 😀

  26. Rattle this around your brain pan: The cougarstar spam shows up when Pelosi is mentioned. Dating older women is linked to Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi is a keyword for sexual services.

    Hork!

  27. Nancy Pelosi is a keyword for sexual services.

    *shudders*

  28. Nancy Pelosi is a keyword for sexual services.

    Different strokes for different folks? (literally?)

  29. It’s telling that you were the one who linked Pelosi and sex, NutraSweet. Very telling.

  30. Umm… I wrote some Pelosi porn just the other day. Are you asking for more?

  31. You can get Nancy Pelosi’s newsletter for just the price of a postage stamp.

    If Nancy Pelosi’s newsletter didn’t do something pretty amazing, could she afford to do this?

  32. ? FTC looking to regulate the credibility of bloggers.

    And vice-versa.

  33. One day, SugarFree spent some time with Nancy Pelosi and Katherine Harris. . . .

  34. “suggesting that maybe Mexicans come to the U.S. for jobs, not welfare and free health care, after all.”

    So that means that they don’t forge documents to get said services and states like California aren’t having to shell out billions for illegals and their use of emergency room health services hasn’t driven many border state hospitals to bankruptcy? Oh, wait, yes they do and yes it has.

  35. …their use of emergency room health services hasn’t driven many border state hospitals to bankruptcy? Oh, wait, yes they do and yes it has.

    Name some.

  36. So that means that they don’t forge documents to get said services and states like California aren’t having to shell out billions for illegals and their use of emergency room health services hasn’t driven many border state hospitals to bankruptcy? Oh, wait, yes they do and yes it has.

    Actually, it means they come here to work, forge the documents they need to work and in places that offer extra stuff they go ahead and take it.

    Similar to those of us who are against public transportation, but we get to ride instead of getting additional pay.

  37. One day, SugarFree spent some time with Nancy Pelosi and Katherine Harris. . . .

    You forgot Cindy Sheehan 🙂

  38. …their use of emergency room health services hasn’t driven many border state hospitals to bankruptcy? Oh, wait, yes they do and yes it has.

    Name some.

    Okay… Name one.

    I don’t know about your border state, but in my border state hospitals have been driven to bankruptcy and closing because of two factors: state mandated seismic retrofit and state mandated nursing ratios.

    Illegal immigrants’ bringing their runny-nosed kids to a place that has doctors there doing nothing while they wait for actual emergencies simply doesn’t make the list.

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