Bush aides rush to enact rule Obama opposed,as well he should have

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Well,when you read this article you might not be to happy with it either and it looks like they saved the best for last in this article and that is a rule that will allow coal companies to dump dirt and rock into streams. And that is not the whole of it friends,how about higher co-pays for office visits?

One rule would allow coal companies to dump rock and dirt from mountaintop mining operations into nearby streams and valleys. Another, issued last week by the Health and Human Services Department, gives states sweeping authority to charge higher co-payments for doctor’s visits, hospital care and prescription drugs provided to low-income people under Medicaid. The department is working on another rule to protect health care workers who refuse to perform abortions or other procedures on religious or moral grounds.

Another good one in the article concerns toxic waste and would make it harder for government to regulate it,these are things that some of us have worked around in the past. What they are trying to do here is just add more red tape to everything read this other excerpt;

The rule, which has strong support from business groups, says that in assessing the risk from a particular substance, federal agencies should gather and analyze “industry-by-industry evidence” of employees’ exposure to it during their working lives. The proposal would, in many cases, add a step to the lengthy process of developing standards to protect workers’ health.

Public health officials and labor unions said the rule would delay needed protections for workers, resulting in additional deaths and illnesses.

Which anything does not surprise me at this point,I look at it as just a last slap in the face of working and poor people before they exit back under the rock they crawled from.

Read it all at; The New York Times

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit-check your operating system

Posted: 11/28/2008 by Floyd in Labels:
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The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.

  • Operating Systems: Runs on Windows Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, NT 4, Me, 98, and 95.
  • Browsers: Requires IE 3 or Netscape 3, and higher versions. Also runs on Opera, Mozilla, and Firefox.
  • File size: 1778 KB.

    Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit

    I tried this one out and what is does is give you a reading of your entire system and show it to you in your browser, for instance what processor you are running what kind of Mother Board you have and if your security system is up to date. Very useful tool in knowing at a glance the guts of the thing, I ran it on mine no problem very useful little tool.

  • Obama in Ill. for Thanksgiving, reassures nation - USATODAY.com

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    CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama was staying in Chicago for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and squeezing in some holiday shopping, a day after trying to reassure Americans about the ailing economy as stores braced for a rough season.

    "Help is on the way," he proclaimed Wednesday at his third news briefing on the economy this week. Fifty-five days away from taking office, he declared he would have an economic plan ready for action "starting day one."

    Hey Barack we need some help big time, I don't want to get my expectations to high at the moment because basically we are in dire straits. Obama told Barbara Walters we are not getting out of the hole overnight and he is no miracle worker, this I know as well as should most Americans this hole is fairly deep and it will take some time to get out, I just hope America continues trying to get out and not dig another one by putting in office the trickle down economic theory most Republicans believe in.

    It is really no theory anymore we have proved that it don't work that's for sure, having said that I think that Obama will get us on tract but how long remains out there. We can all set around and speculate how long but it does not help that much, see how everything is going about next summer and then we can know a little more,,keeping the faith.

    Obama in Ill. for Thanksgiving, reassures nation - USATODAY.com

    Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends

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    This is one of the days that I try to be with as much family and good friends that I know, we have a lot to be thankful for and be happy with. This is also the day that I eat to much, o.k call it what you will but to me it is eat all you can eat day,hope you and yours have a happy and full Thanksgiving.

    NoScript :: Firefox Add-ons /C-O-M-0-D-O/Avira/Spy-Bot/

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    O.K call me paranoid but this is what I have running, have not been posting in a while because malware got a hold of me again and guess where? Yep it was through the IE browser again, from now on will use firefox only. In three years this has happened to me twice both using IE, I think the malware got a hold maybe in the yahoo chat rooms not for sure anyway it did and Avira the free version found it, and I isolated it and denied it access.

    I downloaded another program which is free called Spybot search and destroyed and guess what it found it on the first run of it, it found the culprit that was taking control of IE and forcing it to download anti virus 2009. Don't ask what this is but if it is constantly taking control of IE even when searching with google and trying to download it, it just can't be good.

    The free firewall called comodo I have been using a few months now and it works great, I stopped the download by clicking on comodo and ask to stop all inbound activity and it worked great. NoScript add-on for firefox which I have now works perfect (only all script you want to run).

    Below are links to these freebies if any you guys have need of them also, right now I am impressed. It looks as though comodo now has a combination of their firewall and antivirus make sure you read down and get the free version, I only have the firewall but it works good the combo probably will to. Just used spybot a few days dont know how good it is but it found my malware culprit on first scan.

    Spybot Search and destroy

    Avira antivir personal free antivirus (one of the best freebies out there)

    Comodo free firewall antivirus

    NoScript :: Firefox Add-ons

    Political Memo - Obama’s Talk With Clinton Starts Buzz - NYTimes.com

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    Advisers to the onetime rivals for the Democratic nomination confirmed Friday that President-elect Barack Obama had met with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday afternoon at Mr. Obama’s transition office in Chicago and discussed the secretary of state job.

    I was thinking to myself that Hillary might play a role in the administration of Barack Obama and this about confirms it for me, although really I thought the secretary of state job would go to Dick Luger of Indiana a ranking Republican who works well with Obama, but, who knows maybe he did not want the job?

    I believe Hillary would do a good job as secretary of state a real good job, I guess the waiting game begins now but whatever they must act swiftly to get things ironed out and of course the economy is number one on all lists. The article also mentions some pitfalls to Obama and Clinton and eludes to a rivalry between the two, but watching most of this campaign I can't see that after Barack got the nomination, Hillary campaigned in Kentucky for Obama and so did Bill and elsewhere also so to me if they were strong feelings I believe they are past that now.Eye-rolling

    Political Memo - Obama’s Talk With Clinton Starts Buzz - NYTimes.com

    Awesome video from IAVA

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    November 11, 2008 Veteran's Day

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    Honor all who have served and are serving,without them where would we be?

    Obama Asks Bush to Provide Help for Automakers - NYTimes.com

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    WASHINGTON — The struggling auto industry was thrust into the middle of a political standoff between the White House and Democrats on Monday as President-elect Barack Obama urged President Bush in a meeting at the White House to support immediate emergency aid.

    Obama is pushing to help the auto industry, seems bad right? The fact is it is not just the auto industry per say it has others involved, there are brakes that are made for the auto industry and there are parts made for the auto industry and there are plating companies for the auto industry and now how many jobs are we talking? There are hundreds of thousands of jobs that are spin-offs of the auto industry I worked in this field for quite a few years myself. So when Obama is pushing to help the auto industry it is quite founded indeed because if the auto industry goes there are many other jobs that follow it and it would devastate the economy, Obama knows exactly what he is doing by pushing this idea and for just once I hope Bush listens. So when you hear about the auto industry think about all those other jobs PLUS General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, there are a lot of American jobs riding on this one.

    Read more about this

    cbs2.com - Deutsche Post AG To Cut 9,500 U.S. Jobs At DHL Express Service Centers

    Posted: 11/10/2008 by Floyd in Labels:
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    It looks like not only is circuit city feeling the pinch it looks as though DHL will be slashing about 9,500 jobs, Barack is coming into this thing and hitting the ground running and the economy will be priority one for him and what if he nails it? Well if he nails it, really it should not matter who runs in 2012 as the media is now looking forward to to that next political season and really now that this is over the media do not know what to do with themselves. So by looking at circuit city filing bankruptcy and DHL in big trouble are to name but a few casualties of this deepening recession, America is waiting with bated breath is he really going to pull this one off? I do have confidence that he will and like I say he has the chance to make a real difference.
    cbs2.com - Deutsche Post AG To Cut 9,500 U.S. Jobs At DHL Express Service Centers

    Video, students kicked off bus for saying Obama's name

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    It seems down in Mississippi you could get kicked off the bus for saying our future president's name, makes one wonder what the world is coming to and why these folks still have a job within the school system. Apparently these are right wing nuts who are still fuming over the election, but are these the kinds of people we want in our school system, it seems to me they are un American themselves and I can only hope the parents along with the ACLU gets results on this.

    Video

    I Suffer From Campaign Withdrawal,,a little

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    After reading Joel's story I find myself asking myself do I suffer from campaign withdrawal?  Thinking ahead every night and wondering whether to watch CNN or MSNBC, notice I didn't mention FOX because I think they are one big biased propaganda machine.

    I find that I do suffer a little from withdrawal myself being a political junkie but at least the news agencies have something else to talk about or, do they? It seems even after returning to Alaska Ms.Palin has not made it out of the news, seems she still getting some headlines and I haven't figured out yet if they want her to carry the cross for the GOP or they just want to whip her?

    Having said this I am kind of glad the campaign is over and kind of not glad at all, I am glad America was able to move in a new direction and look forward seeing the change in the guard. this is how Joel summed it up on his blog;

    Goodbye mavericks, William Ayers, socialist redistributionists, magic maps, and Joe the Plumber.

    Hello again, my same old life, this time in a brand new world.

    Joel Schwartzberg: I Suffer From Campaign Withdrawal

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    And I thought they just threw all these letters away, it is nice to read a response came back on the little girls letter makes me think they are listening a little, great story;

    Eight-year-old Fil-Am Karina Encarnacion recommended a dog that president-elect Barack Obama should get for his daughters, and in return got “three bits of advice that will make your life more fulfilling.”

    Karina sent Obama a two-page handwritten letter in September, and suggested a Coton de Tulear, a small Bichon-type dog named after the city in Madagascar, for its soft cottony coat, noting that “they do not shed, they are very lovable, small and very soft.” She said she has one, named Murphy, who “is very smart and sweet.”

    Obama has promised his two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, that they can have a dog when they move in to the White House.

    Pinay girl writes to Obama, gets response | The Philippine Star - News - News Feature

    Crisis gives Obama chance to leave mark - Salt Lake Tribune

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    I know I have not posted in a while, but I ran into this article over in the Tribune that was kind of right on the money of what I was thinking. Barack has a real opportunity here to make a real mark on history, one being elected president and the other by helping out this economy and coming out like a hero, this is truly possible and I would love to see it;


     

    Bill Clinton, said one-time adviser and later foe Dick Morris, never got a chance to prove he was a great president because he never faced a big crisis. No one will be able to say that about Barack Obama. Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, the new president will get a rare opportunity to leave a sweeping and long-lasting imprint on the U.S. economy. FDR's response to the Great Depression created such enduring institutions as Social Security and federal deposit insurance. Reaganomics, born of the 1981-82 recession, ushered in a quarter-century of lower tax rates and deregulation. ''Great leaders see in a crisis an opportunity, and not just an opportunity to perform crisis management,'' said presidential historian Richard Norton Smith.

    Crisis gives Obama chance to leave mark - Salt Lake Tribune

    America turns the page on politics of the past

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    If ten years or even five years ago someone would have told me this could happen I would have been hard pressed to believe it, I was disappointed Kentucky did not vote for the change we need, but at the same time I am glad I cast a vote for Obama and am proud that this day in history did come.



    I was impressed by the concession speech by McCain also and thought that it was a very moving speech and cemented the fact that America should come together and work with each other and put away any differences we may have.

    I hope the days ahead Obama will help to unite this country and give this country back the standing in the world that it once had.  

    Obama Projected by TV Networks to Win Election - NYTimes.com

    America Votes

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    Burnt Orange Report::: Dixville Notch Goes Obama 15-6

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     This is a copy paste from Burnt Orange;

     

    Dixville Notch Goes Obama 15-6


    by: Karl-Thomas Musselman

    Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 11:25 PM CST
    For all you political junkies out there that had been waiting for this, the first in the nation polls to historically open and close are in Dixville Notch, NH. It has gone Republican every year since 1968 when it voted Hubert Humphrey over Richard Nixon.
    Not today.
    100% Turnout (21 voters)
    
    Obama:   15 (71%)
    McCain:  06 (29%)
    Burnt Orange Report::: Dixville Notch Goes Obama 15-6

    Circuit City to Close 155 Stores, Lay Off Thousands | Epicenter from Wired.com

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    Circuit City now joins the ranks of business losing money and not able to compete in this weakened economy, one more victim in a long line of victims brought on by failed policy and irresponsible government, America can not afford at this time four more years of the same.

     


    Electronic retailer Circuit City plans to shutter 20 percent of its U.S. stores by December 31 and evaluate other cost reduction initiatives, it announced today, citing waning consumer confidence and the struggling financial markets.

    The move will close about 155 of its 700 stores, and result in layoffs of about 17 percent of its workforce.  It will also reduce future store openings and renegotiate some leases.

    Circuit City to Close 155 Stores, Lay Off Thousands | Epicenter from Wired.com

    Obama’s Grandmother Dies - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

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    I am so glad that Barack took the time and go see her before her passing, a lot of trash talking from some of the blogs when this happened. Some suggesting that it concerned his birth certificate or whatever, but I am glad that he got to say goodbye before her passing;

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senator Barack Obama’s grandmother, a central figure in his life who helped raise him during his teen-age years, died in Hawaii on Monday morning.

    Mr. Obama, who left the presidential campaign trail late last month to travel to Honolulu to bid her farewell, announced the death in a statement released by his spokesman upon landing here this afternoon. Her death comes one day shy of Election Day.

    Only one day shy of the election, McCain stepped up his lying innuendos about obama's tax plan to help out the working middle class and it looks as though he will be casting doubt on it until tomorrow to say the least. I bet big oil is really hoping McCain wins this one for them, for once I would like to see the working class catch a break in this country, what is ironic is that at most rally's McCain or Palin has it is those working class cheering. It boggle's the mind to see working class people out there cheering because they don't want a tax cut, oh well,,only in America.

    Obama’s Grandmother Dies - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

    The choice is clear vote for the future of America

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    The Nation - Extraordinary Election Season Nears Its Conclusion - NYTimes.com

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    On Tuesday the nation’s fretful, hopeful voters will finally have their say, and none of the rigorously calibrated polls or demographically incisive analysts out there can tell us with any certainty what will happen.

    This New York Times article takes a look at this election season, and on Tuesday we will know who will be selected to run this great nation. Tuesday is the only day that matters, what will remind me of this is 'Joe the Plumber' who really turned out to be a plumber with no license and not making anywhere near $250,000 so Barack's tax decrease would affect him in other words Joe would get more under Obama than under McCain.

    This will stick out for me after this thing is over, that someone would cheer because they are 'losing' money is beyond me and I would truly like to understand the motivation behind this. What worries me also is after all this is said and done will anything be accomplished? Will the division still be there after this election is over? Even now the McCain campaign is still using the to many democrats in government 'bogey man' and they continue to push this down the stretch. 

    If democrats do not get a clear majority there will still be obstacles in the way of progress, I can only hope that after this thing is over we don't see this carried out in Washington.  What is scary is that I don't believe they will work together after Tuesday, both these candidates need to stress unity on their part so that we as Americans can work together to get beyond the crisis that affects most of our lives right now.


    The Nation - Extraordinary Election Season Nears Its Conclusion - NYTimes.com

    Jeremiah Wright ads running in KY

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    I was not going to mention this but I am sure that these kinds of ads are running in other states, the reason I am mentioning it is that I have heard for the past two days the praising of McCain by not running these ads and am here to say this is just not true and don't think for a minute that Obama is the only one with a skeleton preacher in the closet, Ms. Palin has one of her own in her closet also. McCain has run a negative campaign right up to the end on this one and pulled out every thing but the kitchen sink to throw in the American public face, but it is not McCain or Obama when you get right down to it, this is about the American people and if they are willing to go in another direction and if the middle class is fed up with paying for everything while the oil companies and CEO's take record profit's to the bank. So where does that leave me in this opinion blog? Well I would like to say to CNN, MSNBC and others please cease and desist your lying about McCain not running Jeremiah Wright ads because I know it is not true.


    Update Sunday Nov 2, 2008


    Robo calls running constantly in Eastern Kentucky, makes me wonder what they know that I don't know but I suspect it, this Senate race is close in Kentucky and I believe we will see this on election day. McConnell has a real chance to lose this seat in this election cycle, a lot more have become involved and looking at his record and on some key votes that he has made not to mention he stood with his party close to 94% of the time, wow that record beats McCain's.

    Ways To Win interactive election map

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    Alaska AG Under Pressure to Probe McCain-Palin Campaign

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    Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg is under pressure to appoint an independent investigator to probe whether operatives in Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign broke Alaska’s criminal witness-tampering laws after the state’s personnel board advised him earlier this week that it does not have the authority to take up criminal matters. "The Attorney General should do the right thing,” Alaska Rep. Les Gara said Friday. “Even campaign staff for a Presidential ticket [Colberg] and Governor Palin support aren't above the law."Two weeks ago, Gara sent a letter to Colberg alleging that McCain’s campaign staffers influenced witnesses close to Gov. Sarah Palin to get them to withhold cooperation from a legislative inquiry into whether Palin abused her authority in pursuing a vendetta against her ex-brother-in-law, a state trooper.




    Hillary Clinton to campaign for Bruce Lunsford in Louisville, Hazard

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    Bruce Lunsford's campaign is getting a boost from a former presidential candidate. Senator Hillary Clinton will be in Kentucky on Sunday to campaign for Lunsford.

    Clinton will hold a rally in Louisville and Hazard. 

    Lunsford is in a close race with Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.  Details of the events' location and times have not been released.

    Hillary Clinton to campaign for Bruce Lunsford in Louisville, Hazard

    More than 600,000 early, absentee votes cast

    Posted: 11/01/2008 by Floyd in Labels:
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    Voters vote in mass on this election cycle, great, participate in the process it is great to hear so many are getting in on the democratic process, it looks as though this election will shatter some records.

    "The lines were just enormous," Clark County Registrar Larry Lomax said. "They were just like Disneyland lines. It went way over what I hoped for."

    "There's so much attention given to this election, and so much interest," said Gov. Jim Gibbons. "This has been a two-year presidential campaign, and there are a lot of people who don't want to miss voting, which is good."

    In the Las Vegas area, in Clark County, more than 431,000 early and absentee voters had cast ballots by late Friday. That's 53 percent of all active voters in the county, Nevada's largest. Democrats accounted for 51 percent of the ballots while Republicans had 32 percent.

    In the Reno area, in Washoe County, about 120,000 people had voted early or by absentee ballot by late Friday, or 52 percent of all active voters. Of the total, 45 percent were Democrats and 38 percent were Republicans.

    More than 62,000 people had voted early as of late Thursday in the state's 15 other counties. A breakdown by party affiliation and absentee figures weren't immediately available for those counties.

    More than 600,000 early, absentee votes cast