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CNN investigation: Obama 'birther' claims have no merit

There is no way for ANYONE to get their original B.C. in Hawaii. It is the law. What Obama has produced is what everyone gets if they ask for their B.C. in Hawaii.  (Apr 26, 2011 | post #5)

Castro Valley, CA

Offshore Drilling - Castro Valley, CA

What we get from offshore drilling is nothing compared to our consumption. All it does is line the pockets of oil companies. We need to look forward, not backward.  (Jun 12, 2010 | post #1)

US News

Woman Claims Father Was the "Zodiac Killer"

She claims she didn't even know about the Zodiac until recently. Hard to believe, really. Since she claims to have written some of the notes sent to papers, handwriting analysis by INDEPENDENT experts could be useful, as well.  (Apr 30, 2009 | post #3)

US Politics

Ethanol production hiked food prices

Let's not forget who's bright idea this was. Bush.  (Apr 15, 2009 | post #43)

US Politics

Texas rep apologies for remarks on Asian names

She hardly apologized, if you read the text of her so-called apology, and the response by Ramey Ko, the person to whom she had been speaking. /texas-state-rep-a pologizes-for-rema rk.html  (Apr 11, 2009 | post #3)

US News

Tragic Oakland PD Deaths Cheered, Called "Payback for Osc...

And why are they not? With the exception of that paragraph in the PD-N and this post, I do not see a furor over this. Why is CNN not reporting this? Or even the SF Chronicle?  (Mar 22, 2009 | post #23)

US News

How the Fed failed to tell Obama about bonuses

Let's remember that Bush holdover Bernanke is in charge of the Fed.  (Mar 19, 2009 | post #1)

US Politics

Obama seeking ways to block AIG bonuses

Unfortunately, if these are in legally binding contracts as they say (from EARLY 2008, who was in OFFICE THEN?) what can he do. Unless you GOP-ers want him to suspend the law (wouldn't that be socialism, gasp?).  (Mar 16, 2009 | post #1)

US News

Jobless numbers reach record high: 4.8 million

It costs 18K to put solar panels on a 1300 sq. ft. house. I checked. The voucher would have to be open-ended. Otherwise, why would people do it? This is the same sort of thing that a GOP rep. said on Maddow last night. Give everyone a voucher to spend $5K on a Chrysler! Well, they are not going to do that becuz they would have to pay for the rest of the car. Duh.  (Jan 29, 2009 | post #10)

US Politics

Ashley Todd Fake Attack Story Pushed By McCain Campaign: ...

Compete lies: http://www.topix.c om/us/politics/200 8/10/mccain-campai gn-volunteer-confe sses-lied-injured- self-an-attempt-to -defame-obama-2  (Oct 24, 2008 | post #1)

US News

Appeals court halts execution of Ga. cop killer

Good. At the very least, give him another trial. 7 out of 9 non-police witnesses recanted? Also, anyone who has spent anytime studying crime will tell you: eyewitness testimony is the weakest form. Too many chances for error. And I don't mean this is shown by watching CSI; I mean serious studies.  (Oct 24, 2008 | post #2)

2008 Presidential Election

Palin: Families with Special Needs Kids Would Have a Frie...

Sure, but she's still too uniformed. She commented that some earmarks were made for fruit fly reseach. But she didn't know why ... http://thinkprogre palin-fruit-flies/ "Where does a lot of that earmark money end up anyway? […] You’ve heard about some of these pet projects they really don’t make a whole lot of sense and sometimes these dollars go to projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good. Things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not." Turns out this friend of autism doesn't know the fruit fly research she panned has made DISCOVERIES that will help autistic children. "Palin did not specify what fruit fly research earmark she was referring to (presumably a grant for olive fruit fly research), but she is apparently unaware that scientific research with fruit flies has led to valuable discoveries that have boosted autism research, as a study at the University of North Carolina demonstrated last year." Another example of her ignorance.  (Oct 24, 2008 | post #23)

US Politics

Al-Qaeda Supporters Endorse McCain

If you look, it's an AP story published by HP. So if you want to blame anyone, blame AP.  (Oct 22, 2008 | post #8)

US Politics

Obama's Scheme: Tax the Poor, Pay the Rich

Problem is, NewsMax is an obviously right-wing site. You need to use a non-partisan group: like the Tax Policy Center: http://www.taxpoli cations/url.cfm?ID =411750 They say: Obama would give larger tax cuts to low- and moderate-income households and pay some of the cost by raising taxes on high-income taxpayers. In contrast, McCain would cut taxes across the board and give the BIGGEST cuts to the HIGHEST-INCOME households.  (Oct 22, 2008 | post #6)

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