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.
Last week, NaturalNews reported that rising Missouri River flood waters
prompted officials to declare a “Notification of Unusual Event” as the Fort
Calhoun Nuclear plant just outside of Omaha, Neb. (http://www.naturalnews.com/032672_n…). Since that time,
flood waters have continued to rise, the US Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) has declared a mysterious two-mile radius “no-fly” zone around the plant
for unknown reasons, and federal officials continue to claim in spite of all
this that plant is just fine.
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
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.
We’re less than two weeks from Christmas, so why not toss out a holiday-wars post? This one comes from The Heidi Harris Show on Las Vegas’ KDWN, and it’s pretty amusing. Instead of entirely skewering the war on Christmas, Heidi attacks overall political correctness. I’m generally not all that concerned about the war on Christmas, mainly because Christmas is winning, but the point about tolerance for thee but not for me is evergreen, after all. Why is “tolerance” somehow limited to everything but expressions of Christian faith?