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Archive for May 29th, 2010

Effort to Plug Well Faces Another Setback

By Clifford Krauss and Leslie Kaufman

As BP engineers failed again to plug the gushing oil well on Saturday … BP made a third attempt Friday night at what is termed the “junk shot,” a procedure that involves pumping odds and ends like plastic cubes, knotted rope, and golf balls into the blowout preventer, the five-story safety device atop the well.

The technician working on the project said Saturday pumping had again been halted and a review of the data so far was under way. “Right now, I would not be optimistic,” the technician [said].

If these options are not successful, it may take until August to drill a relief well, the option experts say is most reliably going to stop the current catastrophe.—Clifford Krauss and Leslie Kaufman

Read the entire NY Times story at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/us/30spill.html?hp


 

Critics say removal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ would advance radical agenda, hurt military

From Catholic News Agency

Critics say Brother O and the Democrat Party’s plan to eliminate the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for homosexuals serving in the military is a radical social experiment that will adversely affect military readiness and the welfare of those in the armed forces.

“[The] hard left of the Democratic Party [put] a political constituency with a radical agenda – the homosexual lobby – ahead of the well-being of our men and women in uniform. …

[House Democrats] ignored the pleas of the military, including all four service heads — those who lead the men and women who actually understand what it means to selflessly serve. …

[T]he liberal majority chose to advance the social agenda of a radical special interest group without giving an opportunity for the military to finish its own study of the issue.”—Family Research Council (FRC) president Tony Perkins,

“Despite the professional views of our highest-ranking military leaders, congressional Democrats and the White House have decided to … brazenly force a vote on repeal at the eleventh hour to pay off their gay-activist political allies.”—Tommy Sears, executive director of the Center for Military Readiness

A recent FRC report found that homosexuals in the military are three times as likely to sexually assault someone and that many of the homosexuals discharged under DADT policy were dismissed for sexual assaults.

Read the entire Catholic News Agency story at http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/critics-say-removal-of-dont-ask-dont-tell-would-advance-radical-agenda-hurt-military


 

No anti-establishment outlet for California GOP voters’ anger

By Rob Hotakainen

“I see no sign that this anti-establishment thing is going to have an effect in any race. I cannot think of a single incumbent in either party who is threatened in this primary for the Legislature.”—Tony Quinn, editor of the California Target Book, which analyzes state and federal races.

The GOP candidates for senator include corporate insider Carly Fiorina, current assemblyman and former corporate executive Chuck DeVore, and former congressman Tom Campbell.

And in the governor’s race there’s Meg Whitman, another corporate insider, and Steve Poizner, a state insurance commissioner.

“Everybody’s claiming to be an outsider, and when everybody’s an outsider, nobody is. It’s pretty evident they’re not.”—Jack Pitney, political science professor at Claremont-McKenna College.

According to the Rothenberg Political Report, so far this year incumbents have won 124 of 127 primaries, a 98 percent winning rate.

While angry voters may have no outlet for their frustration in the primary election, Pitney said the anti-establishment mood could affect November results. More incumbents will be on the ballot, albeit in districts skewed to favor sitting officeholders.

Read Hotakainen’s entire story at http://www.sacbee.com/2010/05/29/2785116/no-anti-establishment-outlet-for.html


 

Soda, sweet drinks tax passes in D.C.

By Deborah Simmons

D.C. lawmakers on Wednesday approved a controversial soda tax as part of their preliminary approval of Mayor Adrian Fenty’s fiscal 2011 budget plan.

Lawmakers … signed off on adding sodas, sports drinks and other sweetened nonalcoholic beverages to the long list of items subjected to the city‘s 6 percent sales tax. The tax is vehemently opposed by retailers large and small across the city, including delicatessens and liquor stores.

The council is scheduled to take a final vote on the fiscal 2011 budget in June before sending it to the mayor and Congress.— Deborah Simmons

Read the entire Washington Times story at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/26/soda-sweet-drinks-tax-passes-dc/


 

Judge Decides In US Paedophile Shooting

By Robert Nisbet

A case involving vigilante justice is about to be decided. On June 14 a judge will hand down his ruling whether to free Aaron Vargas who shot dead Darrell McNeill, an alleged paedophile, for two decades of alleged sexual abuse.

On February 9th 2009, he [Vargas] went to McNeill’s trailer with a black powder antique revolver and shot McNeill in the chest, telling his wife Liz not to call emergency services until he was sure his molester was dead.

Then, Vargas drove to his parents’ house and told them what he had done, revealing for the first time the abuse he had suffered for 20 years. He surrendered to police at the end of his family’s driveway.

“He went from being a happy-go-lucky kid who was always out playing and got along with everyone, to being very withdrawn. He was sad and angry and just wanted to sit in his room and be left alone all the time.”—Mindy Galliani, Vargas’ sister

Vargas faces a sentence that ranges from probation up to 10 years imprisonment.

Read Nisbet’s entire story at http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Judge-Decides-On-Sentence-Of-Aaron-Vargas-Who-Killed-Alleged-Paedophile-Darrell-McNeill/Article/201005415639354?lpos=World_News_News_Your_Way_Region_1&lid=NewsYourWay_ARTICLE_15639354_Judge_Decides_On_Sentence_Of_Aaron_Vargas_Who_Killed_Alleged_Paedophile_Darrell_McNeill_


 

Signs Point to Administration Plan to Lock Up 13M Acres of Federal Land

By Brian Wilson

A leaked partial document produced by the Bureau of Land Management and obtained by Fox News suggests the Obama administration is considering a plan to lock up 13 million acres of land — and the Department of Interior is refusing to answer questions. …

Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee were unable to garner Democratic support for a resolution requiring the Department of Interior to produce some 2,000 documents it has on this matter. …

Western state governors are worried that the Obama administration is going to do this quickly and quietly — without public hearings.—Brian Wilson

Read the entire Fox News story at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/27/signs-point-administration-plan-lock-m-acres-federal-land/


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PILFERED VIDEOS

I pilfered a couple of videos posted at Chuck on the Right Side.  Chuck’s a warrior in the fight against the totalitarianism of the progressives and knows the only way to defeat them is to oust the Democrat Party from power by electing Republicans, preferably conservative/libertarian Republicans.

Chuck writes extensively about national and Florida politics and is an avid supporter of Allen West for Congress. We at The Millstone Diaries encourage our readers to visit Chuck on the Right Side for information and commentary.  

If America is to survive as a free Republic, Americans must do their homework and apply some forethought before they vote in 2010.  

I.M. Kane


 

Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero asked for legal advice on whether the city should sue Arizona over SB1070.

Following an executive session, the council took public comments. Gabriella, a Mexican born immigrant and a naturalized citizen, stepped forward and addressed the question of whether the city should sue the state over the new law.

Although Gabriella’s comments had little effect on Regina Romero and the council, who voted 5-1 to sue the state over SB1070, truth was spoken to power; and it’s now up to the people of Tucson whether they will continue to allow a RINO Mayor and leftist ideologues to rule their city.

Gabriella truly personifies those Americans who built and made America the beacon of freedom and the envy of the world.

May God bless her and everyone like her.

I am thankful … I am beholden …

I.M Kane

 

Gabriella Speaks City Council Meeting April 27, 2010 4:42 Video


 

The title says it all!

The Birth of Socialism in America – U.S.S.A. 8:07 Video

USSA = United Socialist States of America

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