Comments by 1 Dragon: Is it coincidence that we are having the first National Emergency Alert a few hours before this asteroid is paying us a visit? Do the Liberals think the sky is falling or is it an excuse for Obama to do a little flexing.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – A huge
asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the moon Tuesday, giving scientists a
rare chance for study without having to go through the time and expense of
launching a probe, officials said.
Earth’s close encounter with Asteroid 2005 YU 55 will occur at
6:28 p.m. EST (2328 GMT) Tuesday, as the space rock sails about 201,000 miles
from the planet.
An appeals court in Chicago ruled Monday that Rahm Emanuel doesn’t meet the residency requirements to run for mayor of Chicago and ordered his name be pulled off the ballot. The three judge panel voted 2-1 against Emanuel.
In a major blow to Emanuel’s campaign, Monday’s ruling overturned a Cook County Circuit Court ruling that upheld a Chicago Board of Elections decision to let Emanuel run in the February 22nd election.
The court agreed with Emanuel’s contention that he met Chicago’s voter residency standard but added that wasn’t enough to allow his run for mayor.
“…a candidate must meet not only the Election Code’s voter residency standard, but also must have actually resided within the municipality for one year prior to the election, a qualification that the candidate unquestionably does not satisfy,” the ruling stated.
And the ruling may well keep Emanuel’s name off the ballot.
“We’re going to press with one less candidate for mayor,” said Langdon D. Neal, the chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners for the city of Chicago.
The residency questions stem from Emanuel’s time spent living in Washington while he served as President Obama’s chief of staff. He resigned and moved back to Chicago in October of 2010 and almost immediately announced his candidacy for mayor.
Military Quote Of The Day”
When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual,
then it became optional and now it’s legal.
I’m getting the hell out before Obama makes it mandatory.
“GySgt Harry Berres, USMC
It took less than 24 hours for the political left to seize upon the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people on Saturday to blame the political right for the shooting.
Perhaps the most egregious example came from Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who wrote, “We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was.” (The newspaper that published plagiarized and fabricated accounts of the “D.C. sniper” by affirmative-action hire Jayson Blair in 2003 is still publishing unsubstantiated suppositions without “proof,” eh?)
A banker ousted as Bill Clinton’s Deputy Treasury Secretary after lying to Congress to help his boss conceal an illegal real estate scheme is a top candidate to become President Obama’s next economic adviser.
Despite his scandalous past, Roger Altman is on a short list to be the next director of the president’s National Economic Council (NEC). Established nearly two decades ago, the NEC advises the commander-in-chief on all economic policy issues and the next director is expected to play a key role in stimulating the ailing economy.