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Conservative Straw Men (And Women)

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OK, can we just nominate the Mor(m)on already?

A squeaker of an Iowa victory in hand, Mitt Romney headed Wednesday into the New Hampshire primary — in his own political backyard — insisting that staying power sets him apart from runners-up Rick Santorum and Ron Paul and the rest of the GOP presidential field. He shrugged off the promise of sharper criticism from his rivals.

For months the conservative bloc has been throwing up its candidate du jour for months now hoping one will stick – Bachman, Cain, Perry, Gingrich, etc. Santorum is the current, and last, one. I’m tired of all the coverage and it’s only January.

And while I’m at it, why does Leap Year have to occur during an election year? Like I want another extra day of this crap.

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January 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

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Stiff Competition For Weiner’s Seat

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As shown with the special election to fill Anthony’s Weiner congressional seat, the Party with a decidedly heavy voter registration disadvantage can still pull one out as long as his campaign is balls to the wall.

In an upset to Democrats both locally and nationally, the Republican defeated the Democrat in the race to replace Anthony Weiner in New York’s ninth congressional district.

Republican Bob Turner, a retired media executive, bested Democrat Assemblyman David Weprin by eight points in a crushing defeat for a seat not held by a Republican since 1923.

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September 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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What A Difference 10 Years Makes

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Then: Never Forget.

Now: Thanks for being a first responder and all that, but we can’t have you attend today’s ceremonies because there would be no room for the really important people. Sorry about that whole cancer thing, too.

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September 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

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Gridlock Godsend

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I can understand police telling the do-gooder not to try this again out of fear of injury/lawsuits, but a ticket? Guess when a state is really that hard up for money, everything is fair game.

We’ve all heard the saying: no good deed goes unpunished . . . and that’s exactly what happened to a South Pasadena resident who was issued a ticket by police for his charitable act.

When a major traffic light in the area went out Thursday morning, Alan Ehrlich took matters into his own hands, directing traffic at Fair Oaks and Huntington avenues.

“I grabbed a bright orange shirt that I have and a couple of orange safety flags. I took it upon myself to help get motorists through that intersection faster,” said Ehrlich.

Before Ehrlich stepped in, traffic was backed up for more than a mile and it took more than 30 minutes to get through the busy intersection.

Ehrlich said the Sept. 8 incident wasn’t the first and that the light goes out regularly.

“It was just kind of chaos of cars . . . there were stop signs up. But people were challenging each other to get through the intersection,” said Richard Gerrish who works at an office located at the intersection.

Gerrish said Ehrlich cleared up the mess in 10 minutes. After 15 minutes, South Pasadena police say they finally received a call about their newest traffic officer.

Police responded to the scene and told Ehrlich to stop and issued him a ticket, but never stepped into direct traffic themselves.

“I don’t know if this ticket is $50 or $400 dollars. It’s a small price to pay for the greater good,” Ehrlich said.

South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Payne said he did not have the man power needed to staff officers at Fair Oaks and Huntington Thursday and that is safer to allow traffic to back up.

“We have limited resources . . . we need to prioritize them. One of the major intersections out at rush hour in our city should be a priority,” Ehrlich added.

He already has plans to address the matter at an upcoming city council meeting.

Police and the city of South Pasadena say they currently have no plans to change any procedures.

One of the reader comments summed up my thoughts perfectly: The police didn’t have the man power to direct traffic at that intersection….but did have the man power to go there and ticket the person doing their job.

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September 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm

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Food Stamp Of Disapproval

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‎”More” restaurants? Stop the world. This is where I want to get off.

Although to be fair, this article is talking about Yum! Brands. “Food” and “Restaurant” are being tossed around quite liberally in this case.

The number of businesses approved to accept food stamps grew by a third from 2005 to 2010, U.S. Department of Agriculture records show, as vendors from convenience and dollar discount stores to gas stations and pharmacies increasingly joined the growing entitlement program.

Now, restaurants, which typically have not participated in the program, are lobbying for a piece of the action.

Louisville-based Yum! Brands, whose restaurants include Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver’s and Pizza Hut, is trying to get restaurants more involved, federal lobbying records show.

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September 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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At Least The Honeymoon Lodging Will Be Free, Although The Cells Will Probabaly Be Separate

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One-thousand dollars? I don’t even spend that in three month’s worth of grocery shopping. Then again, I doubt these people were looking for sale items.

Oh, and I used to live in the region a decade-plus ago. Nice to know there’s a Wegmans there. Eh, it may have been there before. I didn’t pay much attention outside of the Weis store that was down the street from my apartment.

A couple of Pennsylvania newlyweds are behind bars after police say they were caught shoplifting food from a supermarket for their wedding reception.

The Centre Daily Times reports 32-year-old Arthur Phillips III and his bride, 22-year-old Brittany Lurch, were arrested Saturday after taking more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Wegmans supermarket in State College.

Patton Township police say the couple was captured on surveillance footage loading a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying.

The Centre Daily Times report (http://bit.ly/nlijHG ) says the Centre Hall couple admitted taking the items when arrested. Police say the newlyweds told officers they’d been married a couple days earlier and took the food for their wedding reception that afternoon.

They are charged with misdemeanor counts and are being held on $2,500 bail.

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August 25, 2011 at 10:10 am

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Conspiracy Of God And Mother Nature?

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To the conspiracy-minded people around the Internet: if God really wanted to destroy our government via earthquake, I think s/he would have done this when Congress was in session.

Then again, the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher wasn’t in DC when the earth moved…

And on a side note, here’s the current occupier of the White House preparing himself for a meeting with George Soros.

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August 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm

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