(CNN) – Alaska governor Sarah Palin let loose Wednesday on the Obama administration for enacting fiscal policies that “fly in the face of principles” and “defy Economics 101.”
Yearly Archives: 2009
From The New York Times:
“THE Princess and the Frog” does not open nationwide until December, but the buzz is already breathless: For the first time in Walt Disney animation history, the fairest of them all is black.
Princess Tiana, a hand-drawn throwback to classic Disney characters like Cinderella and Snow White, has a dazzling green gown, a classy upsweep hairdo and a diamond tiara.
(Image from Walt Disney Pictures, larger version at link above)
From The Boston Globe:
Talk show host Jay Severin offered a “sincere apology” today for “hurtful, unkind, and wrong” remarks he made about Mexicans in the midst of the swine flu panic, vowing to do better as he returned to the air on Boston’s WTKK-FM following a month-long suspension.
WTKK suspended the right-wing talk show host on April 30 after he described Mexicans as “primitives” and “leeches” and called Mexico an exporter of “women with mustaches and VD,” among other comments.
(Clockwise from bottom left: Laura Ingraham, Rob Williams, Arnie States, King Rush Limbaugh, Hal Turner, Jay Severin)
From The Los Angeles Times:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney personally oversaw at least four briefings with senior members of Congress about controversial interrogation programs, part of a secretive and forceful defense he mounted throughout 2005 in an effort to maintain support for the harsh techniques used against detainees.
The Cheney-led briefings came at some of the most crucial moments for the program, as congressional oversight committees were threatening to investigate or even terminate the techniques used in interrogations, according to lawmakers, congressional officials and current and former intelligence officials.
Hey, kids, didya watch the Scripps Spelling Bee? I did, and I’m very disturbed by what I saw. These were the finalists who eventually lost to
Sonia Sotomayor Kavya Shivashankar:
(l to r, top row (in order of elimination from the finals): Ramya Auroprem, Serena Laine-Lobsinger, Kyle Mou, Aishwarya Pastapur, Kennyi Aouad; bottom row: Sidharth Chand, Tussah Heera, Neetu Chandak, Anamika Veeramani, Tim Ruiter)
(all photos from the Scripps website)
Of the finalist, 7 were Indian-American, one Asian-American, one African-American. 7 were girls, only 4 boys. There was only one white male! 😯 Is it any wonder that there were protests at the event?
This week, California’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed eliminating cash assistance for the poorest families. The proposal to end the program, called CalWORKs, was a shock to legislators and just about everyone else.
If the proposal goes through, California would be the only state to reject Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grants, a federal program. The program pays states as long as they put limitations on job requirements of recipients.
Assemblyman Jim Beall, D-San Jose, said the draconian measure would result in “a lot of little kids begging on the streets.”