Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
December 13: The U.S. Supreme Court stops the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush.
The Dow closes at 10,794.
January 15: Wikipedia is founded.
June 7: The Bush tax cuts become law.
September 9: Ahmed Shah Massoud, commander of the anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan, is assassinated.
September 11: Nearly 3,000 die in the 9/11 attacks.
September 18: The first anthrax letters are mailed.
September 20: The Office of Homeland Security is announced.
October 7: The United States invades Afghanistan.
October 26: The PATRIOT Act is signed into law.
November 25: CIA interrogator Johnny Michael Spann is killed in Afghanistan; he is the first U.S. casualty in the war on terror.
December 2: Enron files for bankruptcy.
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Posted by Chuck at 5:43 AM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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"NEW YORK — Investors are preparing to close out the last three trading days of 2008, a year in which Wall Street has logged its worst performance since Herbert Hoover was president."
2009 is going to be a tough year for the US. Happy New Year....
Posted by Chuck at 8:01 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Posted by Chuck at 5:20 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
And how stupid do they think we are?? Of course, reading the letters in the Belleville paper can give you a quick answer to that question...
Posted by Chuck at 2:44 PM
Friday, December 12, 2008
No one in Illinois liked Blagojevich before the whole senate seat for sale thing happened. I have not heard of anyone on the left acting as apologist for him either. This is a stark contrast to the criminals on the right - they always have their right echo chamber making excuse for the crimes they are committing all of the way to the very end. Think about how the media treats Tom Delay, Duke Cunningham, and even George Bush! The best thing we can say about the Blagojevich scandal is at least no one died.... I hope he enjoys spending time with George Ryan as his cellmate....
Posted by Chuck at 6:55 AM
Well I guess giving $700 Billion to Wall street is just fine?? But screw the auto workers... What have they ever done for this country right??
More on this here.
Correction - Claire McCaskill only threatened to vote no on the bill. Thank you Ann for the correction. The roll call vote can be found here. There were 4 Democrats that did vote no and 10 Republicans voting yes - but they did not have enough people to get the 60 they needed for cloture.
Posted by Chuck at 6:50 AM
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Today's BND had another classic:
Err Phil - you are wrong...
The Republicans had the majority in the house 6 of the last 8 years. And the 2 years they did not have the majority in the house, the senate majority by the Dems was so slim that the Republicans filibustered almost everything the Dems tried to do, making them the most obstructionist in history.
Oh, and by the way Phil as far as Democrats and their position on guns - Here is a quote from President elect Obama in reference to that particular Supreme Court ruling:
"I teach constitutional law," Obama said. "What I said was that I believe Second Amendment as being an individual right and have said that consistently. I also think that individual right is constrained by the rights of the community to maintain issues with public safety. I don't think those two principles are contradictory and in fact what I've been saying consistently is what the Supreme Court essentially said today."
So with this moronic letter - I declare Phil "the official right wing tool from Smithon".
Posted by Chuck at 7:43 AM