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Archive for "Jul 17 2008"

The Goracle: “We’re all gonna die if you Feebs don’t heed my Creed!” [Updated]

Energy crisis threatens U.S. survival, Gore says – CNN.com

The United States should be making all of its electricity with renewable and carbon-free energy in 10 years, former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday.

“The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk,” Gore said.

In a speech at Washington’s Constitution Hall, Gore touched on an array of the nation’s current woes, saying the economic, environmental and national security crises are all related.

“I don’t remember a time in our country when so many things seemed to be going so wrong simultaneously,” Gore said.

And I don’t remember a time when someone who has gotten so goddamn rich pitching his shtick was treated with the reverence afforded this latter-day snake oil salesman. I also don’t remember a time when the press wouldn’t tell their audience what his idea will cost: about a trillion dollars. And that’s on top of what the ObamaMessiah has already gisted on his economic hit list if he claims his Unicorn Throne.

Oh, destroying the US economy for this malarkey? Priceless.

Emperor Misha I gives the Oracle’s speech a right proper beating.

UPDATE: Scientific ‘Consensus’ CRUMBLES.

The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming “incontrovertible.”

“In the tank for Barry? Us? Don’t be silly.”

Media stars will accompany Obama overseas – International Herald Tribune

WASHINGTON: Senator John McCain’s trip to Iraq last spring was a low-key affair: With his ordinary retinue of reporters following him abroad, the NBC News anchor Brian Williams reported on his arrival in Baghdad from New York, with just two sentences tacked onto the “in other political news” portion of his newscast.

But when Obama heads for Iraq and other locations overseas this summer, Williams is planning to catch up with him in person, as are the other two evening news anchors, Charles Gibson of ABC and Katie Couric of CBS, who, like Williams, are far along in discussions to interview Obama on successive nights.

Well Shut My Mouth!

At Lenox Terrace, the luxury development in Harlem, management uses two sets of standards when it comes to rent-stabilized tenants, many residents say.

For the select group of prominent or politically connected apartment dwellers like Representative Charles B. Rangel, Lenox Terrace provides below-market accommodations and does little to scrutinize whether the arrangements comply with rent-stabilization laws.

For other residents, however, the owner has a different posture: aggressively enforcing even arcane provisions of the regulations, threatening costly court battles to drive tenants from their rent-stabilized homes, and using other tactics that some housing advocates describe as harassment.

Although landlord-tenant battles, especially in rent-stabilized buildings, are a staple of New York life, residents and housing advocates say that after the Harlem real estate market began to soar around 2000, the situation at Lenox Terrace grew intense. The Olnick Organization, the owner of the development, brought in a new manager at that time and began aggressively seeking to evict tenants from rent-stabilized units.

Rangel’s Neighbors See a Rent Double Standard – NYTimes.com

Chuckles has given up the fourth apartment, which allegedly housed a campaign office. I say “allegedly” because, for all intent and purpose, Charley hasn’t had need to campaign for damn near fifteen years. He’s the Dean of the NYC Congressional delegation, so entrenched in the DC hierarchy that he had the audacity of egotistical nerve–like his fellow feeder at the trough, Bob “Sheets” Byrd–that he’s seen fit to use his position as a federal money spigot to shake down K Street (and other) players to finance things that will keep his name in fame.

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