Some Quick Bites

Wasting Your Tax $$$…

The House already had spent $89,000 to cancel out 24,000 tons of emissions that it couldn’t erase by turning out lights, buying better light bulbs and making the Capitol’s power plant burn more natural gas.

The money bought “offsets,” which fund projects that reduce greenhouse gases, such as capturing methane from farm manure ponds, that supposedly wouldn’t have happened without the investment.

It also bought bragging rights for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other congressional leaders.

…And Demanding More

Get Ready For Another Screwing!

House Democrats are looking at yet another economic stimulus bill beyond the $787 billion one just enacted as investors and consumers continue to show little faith in the economy.

At a special meeting of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Tuesday morning, Democrats heard again from their trusted band of economists and came away reinforced that Congress would need to spend billions of additional taxpayer dollars in the coming months to help pull the economy out its severe recession.

Keep your pants on Bub

TULSA, Okla. – Police said a man was robbed of his casino winnings by two women he met at the casino and invited home with him. The man won about $2,000 at the Creek Nation Casino and then invited the women to gamble with him and go home with him for drinks about 4 a.m. Monday, police said. The man told the officer the women said they were massage therapists and removed his pants then left with his cash.

About That Offshore Drillin’….It Was A Lie.

The California State Lands Commission denied the first new oil drilling lease in 40 years, ending a much-hoped for energy project off Santa Barbara.

No one should be surprised, but here’s a noteworthy back story.

Every shot a “Hero Shot” in Obama-land

Several bloggers are having good fun with the discovery of a subdirectory of White House photos categorized under the name “hero.” (See Small Dead Animals, Jeff Emanuel, and Bob McCarthy).

Obama Unplugged…er ah um uh uh…his Teleprompter Unplugged

Um, Obama defends his, Er-uh, record against the, uh, accusations that he, uh-uh, is a raging socialist.
Joshua Pundit discovered Obama’s call back to reporters after brewing about being called a socialist by the pro-Obama press:

Another Obama Nominee Withdraws. Charles Freeman Out

The more people found out about Freeman, the worse he got — and not just among conservative critics. His ties to CNOOC, his remarks about the Tiananmen Square protesters, and his support of a national ID after 9/11 painted a strange picture of the man who would run the process of evaulating our intelligence. That, plus the fact that Freeman had no intelligence experience — when the CIA also has a no-experience political fixer running it — doomed Freeman’s appointment.

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