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“Here’s Ya A Sign…” *Open Thread*

Actually, here are a number of signs, in fact. Allegedly, these are real signs on Northbound I-5 in Washington State, below Seattle (and I wish I knew who to credit for these). With so much going on right now, there is nothing like a little humor to deal with it all, right (even if some of the words are misspelled)? Enjoy:http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=49609#edit_timestamp



And for some “News You Can Use,” there is this tidbit – guess who else owes back taxes (you know, besides Charlie Rangel, and Timmy Geithner before he became the head of the IRS)? That would be the developers of the mosque near Ground Zero:

The mosque developers are tax deadbeats.

Sharif El-Gamal, the leading organizer behind the mosque and community center near Ground Zero, owes $224,270.77 in back property tax on the site, city records show. (Emphasis mine.)

El-Gamal’s company, 45 Park Place Partners, failed to pay its half-yearly bills in January and July, according to the city Finance Department.

The delinquency is a possible violation of El-Gamal’s lease with Con Edison, which owns half of the proposed building site on Park Place. El-Gamal owns the other half but must pay taxes on the entire parcel. [snip] (Click HERE to read the rest.)

Oops. So, after all of this brouhaha around this developer building a mosque so close to Ground Zero (for its proximity to that hallowed ground), all of the angst this has caused so many people may very well have been for nothing. Are you kidding me? Sure seems that way since this massive delinquency this could violate their lease.

Um, no one thought to check the tax records before? What a mess, and getting messier by the day.

Oh, and here is another good one from the Dallas News about Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas:

Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide’s two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers’ causes.

The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member’s district.

Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules but said she had done so “unknowingly” and would work with the foundation to “rectify the financial situation.” [snip] (Click HERE to read the rest.)

As Rev. Jeremiah Wright said, “Americans chickens are coming home to roost…” Amen to that, brother, but I bet this isn’t what he meant by it. Still, truth will out, at least sometimes.

Just ask the drivers on Northbound I-5…

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  • bamaLV

    i wonder the same thing.  maybe andrew breitbart can  put up a hefty reward for any  credible info on obamas past. unless hes a clone made in a lab, he has to have a past and there has to be someone out there who knows.  if not breitbart then  americans can take up a collection. id be more than happy to contribute.

  • bamaLV

    this is truly disgusting. the left is trying to do everything in its power to destroy glenn beck.  it only proves  that they are afraid of him because he speaks the truth (like him or not) and they are afraid of the truth. its more likely someone will find a sex tape of arianna huffinton than glen beck. they are out to destroy everyone who does not agree with them or worship at the feet of their fake messiah. one day , hopefully soon,they will all get their comeupance.

  • Buzz water cracker Latte

    In 2008 the western side of Washington state went blue with the exception of Lewis County.  Using the Cascades as the border of sides, the eastern half went red with the exception of Whitman County. Obama captured WA state.

    WA state

    Just because Dino Rossi has a chance against Patti Murray doesn’t mean the state is miraculously red.  I will concede that it is probably time to replace Murray, but Rossi is sort of a slimeball.

    I lived on both sides of the state.  There’s a ton of musty old liberals although not as many as those that still reside in Oregon

  • Buzz water cracker Latte

    In 2008 the western side of Washington state went blue with the exception of Lewis County.  Using the Cascades as the border of sides, the eastern half went red with the exception of Whitman County. Obama captured WA state.

    WA state

    Just because Dino Rossi has a chance against Patti Murray doesn’t mean the state is miraculously red.  I will concede that it is probably time to replace Murray, but Rossi is sort of a slimeball.

    I lived on both sides of the state.  There’s a ton of musty old liberals although not as many as those that still reside in Oregon

  • Breeze

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    The Internet Really Wants
    Stephen Colbert To Host His
    Own Rally In DC

    Mediaite,
    by Jon Bershad   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010

    Throughout the O’Reilly Factor last night, Bill O’Reilly repeatedly said that no liberal could draw a crowd like Glenn Beck did this weekend. Well, if the internet has its say, O’Reilly may get a chance to see his theory put to the test. The most popular post on Reddit right now is a request for Stephen Colbert to host his own rally in the nation’s capital. Is that in itself news? No but, hey, if this post helps in any way make it happen, so be it!

  • Breeze

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    VIDEO: Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally:
    Crowd Size and Security

    marinkapeschmann.com,
    by Marinka Peschmann   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010

    How many people attended Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Saturday? That question appears to have the media perplexed. Here is what I know and saw. The crowd that gathered on August 28, 2010, 47 years to the day of the great civil rights march where Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech advocating racial harmony, actually began arriving the evening before. Throngs of Americans from across the nation camped out and slept by the reflective pool to…..

  • Breeze

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    Too Late for the
    Democrats to Run Away

     
    Big Government,
    by Thomas Del Beccaro   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010

    What a difference a year makes in the character of Democrats. In 2009, the Democrats in Congress were believing press accounts about the demise of the Republicans Party and the conservative movement. Amidst those false tailwinds, the Congressional Democrats took on America and its institutions. As the 2010 midterms approach, however, many of those same Democrats have turned tail and are running away from Pelosi, Reid and Obama amidst headlines like: “Democrats seek separation from Nancy Pelosi.” Unfortunately for them, it is too late to run away.

  • Breeze
  • Onofre’s arm

    This is either ignorance run wild, or a fraudulent attempt to get $ from BP. Any rookie reporter would be able to punch giant holes in this story, the way I have done, and that’s why you won’t see it in a reputable journal that needs to retain it’s credibility.

    However, the real story here is the rabid defense of this ridiculous hoax by nitwits like donjo and noogan and most of the bloggers at the site where the article originated (the 9/11 truthers have a new conspiracy to play with). These types refuse to listen to reason, and I think it is a form of mental illness that compels them to actually hope that incidents like the BP spill are as horrible as they possibly can be. They’re actually hoping that many thousands of people will suffer the ill affects of the oil spill so that their apocalyptic predictions will be validated. They’re the type who slow way down at auto accidents hoping to see some dead bodies. They’re sick. 

  • Tricia

    Naw–it is so easy to do all of that in Photoshop.  The “seasons” are merely brightness changes.

  • Breeze

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    What American President Would Do That?
     
    American Thinker,
    by Carol A. Taber   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010

    Other presidents have been wrong. Other presidents have been misguided. Other presidents have been weak and pusillanimous and pathetic. Only one truly disdains America. His name is Barack Obama. How else to explain his latest outrage against the country that elevated him to the ranks of world leadership?

  • Breeze

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    Arizona vs. the U.N.
    Human Rights Police

     
    Creators Syndicate Inc.,
    by Michelle Malkin   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010

    An indignant President Obama complained last week, “I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead.” Fine. How about plastering a copy of his presidential oath of office there instead? The kowtowing commander-in-chief is in dire need of a daily reminder that his job is to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” — not international law or global diktats. (Snip) In short, the 29-page document is a self-aggrandizing report card touting the administration’s far-left domestic and foreign policy initiatives for the world’s approval.

  • Breeze

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    McCain actually won big
    in presidential election

     
    Washington Examiner [DC],
    by Noemie Emery   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010

    Last Tuesday, the Republican ticket of 2008 had a very good night, just as the ticket that happened to beat it had one of the worst of their lives. While President Obama hit the low forties, and chirpy Vice President Biden was labeled delusional, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wiped out his foe by a 2-to-1 margin and Sarah Palin established herself as a kingmaker of genius, with a 2-to-1 record in recent endorsements and some rising stars to her name. To embellish it all, Katie Couric’s newscast audience sank to record low numbers, and Newsweek is doing no better.

  • Breeze

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    MUST READ:

    Glenn Beck’s Rally

    FrontPage Magazine,
    by David Horowitz   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010 

    We all get used to things so quickly these days that we don’t reflect on how unthinkable a rally like the one staged on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech by talk show host Glenn Beck would have been as recently as two years ago. Outside the missionary environs of the pro-life movement you couldn’t have found ten people on the right – ten Republicans or ten conservatives — to march on Washington for a political rally.

  • Breeze

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    Stop Squeezing Small Business
     
    Townhall,
    by Ed Feulner   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010

    As we celebrate Labor Day, let’s remember what makes this holiday possible in the first place: American workers. For the most part that means small business. According to federal statistics, small firms (those with fewer than 500 employees): • Represent some 99 percent of all employer firms. • Employ more than half of all private-sector employees. • Pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll. • Have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years.

  • Breeze

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    Labor Day, 2010: When Did Democrats Forget About Jobs?
     
    Philadelphia Daily News,
    by Daniel A. Cirucci   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010

    I’ve always loved parades. But one really stands out. I was just a kid, but I’ll never forget the big parade in my hometown to celebrate jobs. Sponsored by organized labor, the parade marched down Broadway in Camden to herald the construction of the NS Savannah at the New York Shipbuilding Corp.

  • Breeze

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    Government Pay:
    Now For The Really Bad News

     
    Forbes,
    by John Tamny   

    Original Article

    9/1/2010

    High federal pay means less capital formation, lower wages and reduced innovation. By now, most Americans are familiar with the newly revealed statistics concerning federal pay. As we slept, as it were, our federal minders awarded themselves impressive pay/benefits increases that average out to $123,000 per year, compared with $61,000 in the private sector.

  • Christine Johnson

    These signs are in Western Washington – that is red state country!!!

  • Onofre’s arm

    It’s too bad that you’ve let yourself fall prey to the massive bullshit campaign waged by lunatics who’ve been squealing of the GOM apocalypse, and the ecological destruction of THE ENTIRE WORLD from the BP spill. It really is too bad.

  • andyp

    I do know that you could not pay me to eat their fish at this point.

  • Breeze

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    Ground Zero Mosque
    Faces More Legal Hurdles

    National Review Online,
    by Katrina Trinko   

    Original Article

    8/31/2010 

    While it’s been widely reported that the Ground Zero mosque has no more legal obstacles preventing construction from starting on the Park51 site, the reality is a little messier (or to use the Left’s favorite term, “nuanced”). In fact, there’s at least three potential legal issues: unpaid property taxes (which could be a violation of developer Sharif el-Gamal’s lease agreement with New York utility company and site owner Con Edison), the need for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to approve construction on the Park51 site (it’s above subway lines)….

  • Breeze

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    Despite conflicting reports,
    oil washes up in Florida

     
    Yahoo News,
    by Brett Michael Dykes   

    Original Article

    8/31/2010

    Remember how the “vast majority” of the oil in the Gulf is supposed to be gone, according to the White House and BP? Sure, you say — but what about those recent independent scientific reports that showed the opposite to be true? Heck, the government’s own chief scientist admitted that 75 percent of the oil remains in the Gulf just a few days ago. Oh, don’t worry about that, because, as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gleefully announced this week, oil-gobbling microbes have eaten up almost all of the undersea oil plumes. Confused yet? Yeah, so are we….

  • sowsear

    Wasn’t the Winston Churchhill bust sent back when BO took office?

  • Breeze

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    Glenn Beck Is Bad For
    Al Sharpton’s Business

    Big Government,
    by Brad Schaeffer   

    Original Article

    8/31/2010

    Al Sharpton is not happy with Glenn Beck. On The O’Reilly Factor yesterday he took umbrage with Beck’s desire to “take back the Civil Rights movement.” Now, as I see it there are several reasons a so-called Black Community leader like Sharpton could find that language offensive. It could be that be Al believes that the Civil Rights movement (Snip) is the exclusive property of African-Americans. He said so much during his counter-rally when he commented on the date being the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech on the mall…..

  • Onofre’s arm

    Thanks Ferd!

  • Breeze

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    Dear Patients: Vote to Repeal ObamaCare
     
    Wall Street Journal,
    by Hal Scherz   

    Original Article

    8/31/2010

    Facing a nationwide backlash, Democratic congressional candidates have a new message for voters: We know you don’t like ObamaCare, so we’ll fix it. This was the line offered by Democrat Mark Critz, who won a special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district after expressing opposition to the law and promising to mend it—but not to repeal it. As a doctor I know something about unexpected recoveries, and this latest attempt to rescue ObamaCare from repeal needs to be taken seriously.

  • CindyWhiteBaguettew/OliveOilforDipping

    ~JustMe~  I love that picture—-makes me miss our Labrador! :’(

  • Breeze

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    Obama: Plug in the microphone  
     

    Boston Globe Editorial  
    August 31, 2010

    President Obama returned to work yesterday to find deeper fears of a return to recession. So it was somewhat fitting that, when he stepped to the microphone to address those concerns, it didn’t seem to work. “How’re we doing on sound, guys?’’ he asked the gathered press. Not that well, actually. It is now understood by everyone, apparently including the administration, that Obama did a poor job explaining last year’s stimulus package. And with many of its programs starting to expire, it may not be worth the breath to try to explain it now. Rather, Obama needs to lay out a post-stimulus economic plan. The hints offered yesterday — extending the Bush tax cuts for the middle class, taking more steps toward a clean-energy future — were neither new nor inspiring. And Obama’s slumping body language couldn’t have looked less confident if he were dragging a coffin. Yesterday’s remarks were meant as a precursor to more fully developed economic talks in the near future. Hopefully, by then, his bad-mike day will be only a bad memory.
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    President Obama returned to work yesterday to find deeper fears of a return to recession. So it was somewhat fitting that, when he stepped to the microphone to address those concerns, it didn’t seem to work. “How’re we doing on sound, guys?’’ he asked the gathered press. Not that well, actually. It is now understood by everyone, apparently including the administration, that Obama did a poor job explaining last year’s stimulus package. And with many of its programs starting to expire, it may not be worth the breath to try to explain it now. Rather, Obama needs to lay out a post-stimulus economic plan. The hints offered yesterday — extending the Bush tax cuts for the middle class, taking more steps toward a clean-energy future — were neither new nor inspiring. And Obama’s slumping body language couldn’t have looked less confident if he were dragging a coffin. Yesterday’s remarks were meant as a precursor to more fully developed economic talks in the near future. Hopefully, by then, his bad-mike day will be only a bad memory.<img src=”http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_story_end_icon.gif” border=”0″/>

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  • donjo

    The long term effects depend upon if you’re selling the fish from the gulf – or buying and eating them.  

  • sowsear

     This is our day, and we ain’t giving it away,” said Sharpton…..


    Yeah, what’s ours is ours, and what’s yours is ours too.

  • Breeze

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    I live in this neighbourhood.

    NEITHER the Tampa Tribune(Rep) NOR the St. Petersburg Times(Dem)

    mention this matter at all.

    I searched both of them.

  • sowsear

    If we ever get him out of the WH, he’ll have to go back to living beyond his means..

  • Ferd Premium Saltine Berfle

    It is odd, OA. The arsenic was probably analyzed via ICP or ICP/MS and those instruments are never set up to run only single elements because it is dumb to do whether you are in the business of making money or doing simple research. In the case of 2-butoxyethanol, it could have been run by any number of GC instruments/detectors. Other compounds would also be detected since no lab that wants to stay in business analyzes for only a single compound at a time when many can be analyzed in the same run. No, OA, this is cherry picking at its finest.

    In both instances, there are missing data.

  • Onofre’s arm

    Let me ask you something Ferd. Don’t you find it just a bit odd that the chemist’s analysis report of the water sample in the article only lists the concentrations of only two items, specifically “total arsenic” and “2-butoxyethanol marker for @Corexit”? Ha Ha Ha Ha! Apparently, the chemist was told to not look for anything else in the sample. Ferd, if someone came to you complaining that their pool water was making them sick, and they handed you a sample of water that could have come from God knows where (they tell you it’s from the pool, but how could you be sure of this?) and asked you to do a qualitative analysis of the sample to find out what could be in it that’s making them sick, would you just limit your search to a single compound? And if you found 2-butoxyethanol in the sample, would you flat out state that it was specifically a marker for @Corexit, to the exclusion of all of the other possible sources of 2-butyl? And would you be suspicious if they told you to ONLY look for 2-butyl, and ignore the multitude of other chemical compounds that can be found in a backyard swimming pool? 

    Ferd, when I first read the article, all sorts of alarm bells went off, as my extensive scientific education and experience have fine tuned those alarm bells to go off at the slightest whiff of bullshit. But even someone lacking in olfactory senses could detect the stench generated by this swimming pool idiocy. This whole thing stinks of a fraudulent “Me Too” attempt to get $$ from BP. 

  • PssttCmere

    Yeah, what the hell or who the hell woke Joan up??

    “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

  • PssttCmere

    And there are many who wished he had never been born!!

    “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

  • PssttCmere

    Damn those racists….. 8-)

    “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

  • PssttCmere

    Almost a “Negro fiddles while America Burns” moment….

    “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

  • Onofre’s arm

    “Jackie is what my sister in-law and I would call book worms who read a lot but have no understanding of what they actually read.”

    Stop it Andy, you’re killing me here! ROTFLMAO!! You just perfectly described a regular here who has an avatar of what I can only assume to be a bookworm, but instead it always reminds me of an old skinny Nazi carrying a stack of books to a bonfire, which is remarkably more consistent with the actual poster. 

  • CindyWhiteBaguettew/OliveOilforDipping

    creeper—-you are a riot!

  • CindyWhiteBaguettew/OliveOilforDipping

    JayJay….hilarious!

  • Ferd Premium Saltine Berfle

    OA: ObotHQ cannot spare the obamatroids with the double-digit IQs–they’re need in DC. We get the single-digit morons who have trouble even doing something as simple as breathing of their own volition.