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  • Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties (Why we have an Electoral College)

    11/10/2016 10:55:13 PM PST · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-4-13 | Walter Hickey and Joe Weisenthal
    Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them.
  • Election Songs - RED for Victory & BLUE for Defeat

    11/08/2016 12:23:49 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 22 replies
    Self | 11/8/2016 | Self
    Post songs here that have to do with RED winning and BLUE losing. Tougher to find red winning songs for sure, but they are out there...
  • Trump & Clinton campaigns blanket 2012 Blue states only (-NC)

    11/06/2016 9:36:04 AM PST · by Az Joe · 12 replies
    No early voting in Battleground States of: MI, NH, PA, VA which is of course, dictating schedule for both. Trump himself has 10 stops in 9 states today and tomorrow, 2012 Blue - IA, MI, MN, PA(2), VA, FL, NH. Only one in a 2012 Red state, NC Clinton, herself, is in five 2012 Blue states today and tomorrow. MI, NC, NH, OH, PA
  • Tangled Up in Blue -vanity

    09/14/2016 1:47:18 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2006 originally | Unknown
    For some Parkinson's patients, its been proven that RED light can trigger spasms or dyskinesia, while the BLUE spectrum tends to relieve those episodes. That is why Hillary wore the medical COBALT BLUE sunglasses on 9/11, and she and all her entourage were also decked out in BLUE that day. Its a shame and tragedy for millions of Parkinson's sufferers worldwide that Hillary's sycophants at YouTube (a division of Google) would DELETE dramatic clinical evidence of helpful Parkinson's information from the internet regarding BLUE sunglasses! All across the web including here at FR, there have been links to two popular...
  • Finding Zeiss Z1 blue lenses to treat photosensitive epilepsy

    09/11/2016 1:30:23 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 3 replies
    From article. I found a study which shows that Carl Zeiss brand z1 blue lenses are highly effective in treating photosensitive epilepsy. The study is at: These lenses are available in Europe, but I haven't been able to find them in the US or on the internet. I emailed Zeiss customer service about this, but I got no response. Does anyone know where I can find these lenses. I suffer from photosensitivity (as well as temporal lobe epilepsy). I use polarized glasses, and these help some, but I'd really love to try these lenses.
  • Christ in Rio, Empire State Bldg, to be Turned UN Blue on UN Day

    10/20/2015 5:49:02 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    New American ^ | Oct 20 2015 | Alex Newman
    In honor of United Nations Day and the 70th anniversary of the UN's founding, more than 200 iconic monuments and buildings around the world will be lit up in the color “UN blue,” the controversial global organization announced this week. Among the famous sites set to turn blue on October 24 to honor the UN are Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the Empire State Building in New York, the Great Pyramids at Giza in Egypt, Sydney's Opera House, Westminster Hall in the United Kingdom, the Great Wall of China, and hundreds of other globally recognized landmarks across more...
  • UN peacekeepers accused of killings, rape in African mission

    08/12/2015 7:06:26 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 12. 2015 | AP
    Amnesty International is accusing UN peacekeepers of indiscriminately killing a 16-year-old boy and his father and raping a 12-year-old girl in separate incidents in Central African Republic, the latest in a series of allegations against peacekeepers there. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “personally dismayed and disappointed,” his spokesman said Tuesday. “We would like to emphasize once more that no misconduct of this nature will be tolerated,” Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Amnesty International said the two incidents on Aug. 2 and 3 occurred as the peacekeepers from Rwanda and Cameroon were carrying out an operation in the capital, Bangui. UN peacekeepers...
  • Next Blue Moon is July 31

    07/27/2015 1:02:14 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 11 replies ^ | 7/27/2015 | Staff
    The moon was full on July 2, and it’ll be full again on July 31. The second of two full moons in a calendar month is often called a Blue Moon. _________________________ The next Blue Moon is July 31, 2015. In recent decades, many people have begun using the name Blue Moon to describe the second full moon of a calendar month. There was a full moon on July 2, 2015. There’s another full moon on July 31. So the July 31 full moon will be called a Blue Moon, according to this definition. The time between one full moon...
  • This One Eye Color Is aAsociated with Higher Rates of Alcohol Dependence

    07/02/2015 5:51:21 AM PDT · by Oratam · 54 replies ^ | July 2, 2015 | Svati Kirsten Narula
    Geneticists at the University of Vermont have revealed links between eye color and alcohol dependency, suggesting it occurs more frequently among people with blue eyes and less frequently among those with dark brown eyes. The study, which offers another piece of evidence that alcohol dependency has a genetic component, involved a sample of 1,263 individual genetic profiles. They were pulled from a database that only contains genetic profiles of people diagnosed with at least one psychiatric illness, which includes an addiction to, or dependence on, drugs or alcohol. For this study, the geneticists filtered the database for patients with alcohol...
  • Tommy James: Behind the Crystal Blue Persuasion

    04/11/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by boycott · 42 replies ^ | Aug 23, 2010
    In this extended interview, Tommy James talks about his days with the mob and how the rock'n'roll lifestyle almost derailed his life...
  • Is Life Better in America's Red States?

    01/09/2015 1:01:17 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 1-3-15 | RICHARD FLORIDA
    THE new Congress that starts work this week is the latest reminder of America’s stark political divisions: The parties in Washington are more polarized than they have been in decades, the partisanship gap between rural Republicans and urban Democrats has grown, and the battle for suburban voters keeps intensifying. Much less is said, however, about the equally significant economic division between conservative “red states” and liberal “blue states.” Blue states, like California, New York and Illinois, whose economies turn on finance, trade and knowledge, are generally richer than red states. But red states, like Texas, Georgia and Utah, have done...
  • A blue supergiant star in relation to the size of our solar system

    12/04/2014 6:05:38 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 66 replies
  • Blue Blood Democrats vs. Red-Blooded Americans

    11/21/2014 4:28:32 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 10 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/21/2014 | Loud Mime
    Back in the Reagan days the Republicans were the BLUE Party; the Democrats were the RED Party. Somebody changed it after Reagan left politics; the switcharoo has been attributed to Tim Russert. At the time I didn't like it, but, judging from today's politics, it may have been a good move. The Democrats are acting like the typical blue-bloods of history. Those were the elitists who made their own laws and own law enforcement system. They, as an aristocracy, kept a safe distance between their own properties and lives and those of the common man. This is what we have...
  • Blue LEDs and Nobel Prize - Sixty Symbols (video)

    10/08/2014 11:39:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies ^ | 10-8-2014 | Sixty Symbols
    The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for work on blue light emitting diodes (LEDs). Discussed by Tom Foxon and Laurence Eaves.
  • This is what it takes to outfit an airplane with WIFI. (video)

    09/25/2014 4:58:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 9-24-2014 | United Airways
  • What’s the Matter With Connecticut?

    09/04/2014 7:34:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    New Yorker ^ | Septembet 1, 2104 | Annie Lowery
    A funny-sad back-and-forth appeared in the pages of the Hartford Courant last month. It started when one Christopher Edge wrote into the letters section to say he had had it and was moving out in a brief tirade entitled “Farewell, Connecticut.” More positive residents then chimed in with their support for the Nutmeg State. “Running away is not the solution,” chided one Patricia Karwoski. But what problems could Edge possibly be trying to duck by bailing? Who would run away from Connecticut in the first place? It seems a state not afflicted, a lovely, hilly green hamlet nestled between Boston...
  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • Joe Manchin ponders gubernatorial run

    05/08/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he’s keeping “all options open” on whether to seek the governor’s office in 2016 or remain in the Senate, where he has expressed frustration with partisanship and gridlock. Manchin, a Democrat, said his time as governor was the most productive period in his life but he hasn’t felt the same way since his election to the Senate in 2010 to finish the term of the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. Manchin, who served as West Virginia governor for six years, was elected to a full term in 2012.
  • Latest military officer under investigation: Are we looking at necessary housecleaning or a purge?

    04/24/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | 4-24-2014 | Bookworm
    Conservatives have noticed that the Pentagon is firing officers left and right, with many leaving under an embarrassing cloud. The question they ask — and I don't know that anyone has an answer — is whether these firings are the legitimate and appropriate housecleaning that a sclerotic bureaucracy needs or whether they're a purge, with Obama's New Age, gender flexible, fighting optional military getting rid of people in command positions who actually think that the military's job is to wage war in America's defense.All I know is that the latest person being investigated as a predicate to an inevitable firing...
  • Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?

    11/10/2013 2:07:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/08/13 | Reid Wilson
    Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government. “The borders of my eleven American nations are reflected in many different types of maps — including maps showing the distribution of linguistic dialects, the spread of cultural artifacts, the prevalence of different religious denominations, and the county-by-county breakdown of voting in virtually every...
  • Screwed by the #SpiteHouse: Blue Ridge inn forced to throw out food after shutdown closure

    10/08/2013 4:22:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/8/13 | staff
    Jon Ostendorff @JonOstendorff Workers at Pisgah Inn forced to throw out food today as #shutdown lingers. #avlnews #ncpol The Pisgah Inn sits on federal land on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. When the government shut down, the inn was forced to close right in the middle of the fall foliage tourism season. Federal workers are likely to be paid retroactively, but the Pisgah Inn is losing money. And now, several days into the shutdown, the kitchen is tossing out food.
  • Top 8 Hillary Clinton “Blue” Quotes

    08/28/2013 5:12:56 PM PDT · by Baynative · 18 replies
    Black Sphere ^ | August 27,13 | Kevin Jackson
    People in politics often have a public facade which is dramatically distinct from their true, private character. However, I’ve found, the more alike the public and private personas, the more respectable and follow-worthy the candidate or legislator. And then there’s Hillary. Ms. “Who’s your buddy, Vince” Whitewater, infamous for her expletives directed toward staff and Secret Service detail. Here’s a round up of just 8:
  • WellPoint's Anthem Blue Cross spurns Calif. small-business exchange

    07/19/2013 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    L A Times ^ | 7/19/13 | Chad Terhune
    Health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross said it won't participate in California's new insurance market for small businesses. Anthem, a unit of WellPoint Inc., is California's largest insurer for small employers. This surprising move could hamper the state's ability to enroll businesses in its new exchange called Covered California that opens Jan. 1 as part of the federal healthcare law. Instead, Anthem said it will keep selling coverage to small firms outside the exchange in direct competition with the state-run market. Anthem also remains one of 13 health insurers that will offer policies to individuals in Covered California. Nonetheless, Anthem's...
  • Laffer and Moore: The Red-State Path to Prosperity

    03/28/2013 5:09:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/28/2013 | Art Laffer and Stephen Moore
    You can tell a lot about prosperity in America by observing the places people are moving to and where they are packing up and moving from. New Census Bureau data on metropolitan areas indicate that the South and the Sunbelt regions continue to grow, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to shrink. Among the 10 fastest-growing metro areas last year were Raleigh, Austin, Las Vegas, Orlando, Charlotte, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. All of these are in low-tax, business-friendly red states. Blue-state areas such as Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, Providence and Rochester were among the biggest population losers. This migration...
  • The Guns of Obamerica

    01/21/2013 5:05:22 AM PST · by expat1000 · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 20, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget Wal-Mart and skip your local gun show. The murderers of tomorrow will not be found wearing orange vests at your local sporting goods store. They won't have NRA memberships or trophies on their walls. You won't find them in America. Look for them in Obamerica. 67% of firearm murders took place in the country's 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average. Those numbers are from six years...
  • Anthem Blue Cross seeks to raise individual policyholders' rates

    11/28/2012 5:30:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/28/12 | Chad Terhune
    California´s largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is seeking to raise rates an average of 18% for more than 630,000 individual policyholders, drawing scrutiny from regulators and the ire of consumers already struggling with soaring premiums. Some Anthem customers may see rates rise as much as 25% in February under the company´s proposal at a time when medical inflation is running at historic lows nationwide. The increases are among several others proposed by California insurers, including Aetna Inc. and Health Net Inc. California insurance regulators will take the next month to review whether these rate increases are warranted,
  • 5 Dead After Clash Between U.S. and Afghan Troops

    09/30/2012 10:44:08 AM PDT · by FL_Patriot · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9.30.2012 | ROD NORDLAND
    "Afghan officials said that the clash on Saturday was a misunderstanding and that the Americans apparently attacked an Afghan National Army unit in error. A top coalition officer said the Americans were attacked first in what might possibly have been an insurgent attack. Nonetheless, he expressed regret for what ensued... "
  • Lisa Blue: The Queen of Torts Texas trial lawyer power couple and former Democracy Alliance

    08/16/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/16/12 | Bill McMorris
    Editor’s Note: Details of the WFB’s Democracy Alliance exposé can be found here. The millionaire trial lawyer who helped keep John Edwards’ affair and lovechild with Rielle Hunter under wraps was also a member of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive liberal cash clearinghouse. Lisa Blue, a millionaire Texas trial lawyer with extensive ties to Washington lobbyists and the Obama administration, joined the group with her husband, the late Fred Baron, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Barons were drawn to the group by the prospect of pushing the party farther to the left. “This is the...
  • Blue Boisterous Cult’s, Obama

    07/11/2012 12:56:18 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    me | 2012-07-11 | me
    Blue Boisterous Cult's Obama (Sung to Blue Oyster Cult's Godzilla) With a Cheshire grin and a stumbling sound, He'll pull out a finger and point it round and round. Clueless women in stadium seats Stare fish-eyed stoned, as he reels in sushi meat. He blames George Bush, wears a hopium crown, And he lies through his teeth when his plane returns to ground. Oh, no, we say he's got to go Go home Obama Oh, no, you and Uncle Joe Go home Obama Oh, no, 3, 2, 1, Zero Go home Obama Oh, no, you and sloppy Joe Go home...
  • Geoengineering would turn blue skies whiter

    06/03/2012 1:43:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 6/1/12 | Jeff Hecht
    Blue skies would fade to hazy white if geoengineers inject light-scattering aerosols into the upper atmosphere to offset global warming. Critics have already warned that this might happen, but now the effect has been quantified. Releasing sulphate aerosols high in the atmosphere should in theory reduce global temperatures by reflecting a small percentage of the incoming sunlight away from the Earth. However, the extra particles would also scatter more of the remaining light into the atmosphere. This would reduce by 20 per cent the amount of sunlight that takes a direct route to the ground, and it would increase levels...
  • 200,000 Blue Collar Coal Miners Who Power America Threatened by Obama EPA

    05/11/2012 11:28:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Fox News
    In obscure, blue-collar towns across Appalachia -- places that most Americans have never seen -- generations of coal miners have toiled away at back-breaking labor to power American homes and industry. Now, as many as 200,000 of them who dig, process, transport and burn America's most abundant fuel are threatened by EPA's latest coal rule. It imposes a standard for emissions that is all but impossible for many plants to meet. It requires coal-fired plants to release no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. The only means for many older plants to attain that standard is...
  • Bizarre Blue Lobster Saved From the Pot and to Go on Display at the London Aquarium

    11/17/2011 4:23:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/17/2011 | Euan Stretch
    HE was heading for a pan of boiling water, ready to be served up for dinner. But this electric-blue lobster has given scientists food for thought instead because of its colour. The eye-catching crustacean named Lionel was caught by fishermen off Scotland and sent to a London market. Advertisement >> But fishmonger Rex Goldsmith thought he was too beautiful to eat and bought him for a tenner before handing him over to the Natural History Museum. Rex, 45, who saw Lionel at Billingsgate Market while buying supplies for his Chelsea Fishmonger shop, said: “It’s the most striking blue lobster I...
  • US States Are Facing Total Debt of Over $4 Trillion (Give or take a few Trillion.)

    10/25/2011 12:35:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/24/11 | Reuters
    The total of U.S. state debt, including pension liabilities, could surpass $4 trillion, with California owing the most and Vermont owing the least, a new analysis says. The nonprofit State Budget Solutions combined states' major debt and future liabilities, primarily for pensions and employee healthcare, unemployment insurance loans, outstanding bonds and projected fiscal 2011 budget gaps. It found that in total, states are in debt for $4.2 trillion. The group, which follows state fiscal conditions and advocates for limited spending and taxes, said the deficit calculations that states make "do not offer a full picture of the states' liabilities and...
  • Purple robe, bluish jacket? (Question -- vanity.)

    09/15/2011 6:20:50 PM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    9-15-11 | Fishtank
    I was in Chicago O'Hare today and saw a cleric dressed in a purple monk's robe (it was NOT a scarlet cassock), and he was wearing a bluish jacket, business cut, with a faint purple sheen to it. He also had a gold colored rope that he wore as a belt, and the tasseled ends were almost touching the ground. He didn't look Roman Catholic, or even Episcopalian. Any idea of what he might belong to? PS, I didn't speak with him... Thanks.
  • Coalition of Moderate 'Blue Dog' Dems Shrinking Fast

    08/19/2011 10:20:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/11
    Coalition of Moderate 'Blue Dog' Dems Shrinking FastAssociated Press Published August 19, 2011 WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dogs may be losing their bark. Despite polls showing a desire for more compromise in Washington, the political climate for moderate to conservative Democrats in the House has continued to deteriorate. The 2010 election dropped the number of so-called Blue Dogs from 54 to 25. And the shrinking continues. Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas will not seek re-election next year. Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma also plans to retire. Rep. Joe Donnelly of Indiana has opted to run for the Senate. Rep. Heath...
  • Your share of the national debt is $246,000, but state indebts can add another $23,000 to your tab

    08/17/2011 8:12:52 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 17, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Our current national debt is more than $14.4 TRILLION dollars and your personal share is more than $246,000! Using $40,000 as an average yearly income, this means our government has eaten through more than six years of our income. If these numbers were the only debt piled on our heads it would be bad enough, unfortunately this $246,000 is only our share of the federal debt. Depending on the state you live in, your indebtedness can be much worse. A new report from the Institute for Truth In Accounting (IFTIA) holds some disturbing news about how deep some states have...
  • ‘Blue Stragglers’ in the Galactic Bulge (a sign of ETI, as in SETI?)

    05/30/2011 12:01:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 5/30/11 | Paul Gilster
    ‘Blue Stragglers’ in the Galactic Bulge by Paul Gilster on May 30, 2011 I’m fascinated by how much the exoplanet hunt is telling us about celestial objects other than planets. The other day we looked at some of the stellar spinoffs from the Kepler mission, including the unusual pulsations of the star HD 187091, now known to be not one star but two. But the examples run well beyond Kepler. Back in 2006, a survey called the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS) used Hubble data to study 180,000 stars in the galaxy’s central bulge, the object being...
  • Family: Teacher Forbids Boy From Hanging U.S. Flag Pic Because It Might Offend Others

    05/13/2011 3:08:21 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/12/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    An 11-year-old boy in Orange, MA is in the middle of flag controversy after he and his family claim one of his teachers banned him from hanging a picture of an American flag he drew in the classroom because it might offend other students. The boy‘s dad is adamant his son’s civil rights were violated. But the school has a different take, and says the prohibition was because the boy disobeyed instruction
  • Cities Where Things Are Getting Worse

    03/31/2011 2:31:29 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Forbes/Yahoo ^ | 3-29-2011 | Morgan Brennan
    Cities Where Things Are Getting Worse By Morgan Brennan, Mar 29, 2011 It’s no secret the U.S. economy has for the past several years been slogging along at a slovenly pace. Hopeful signs of recovery are peeking through in some areas of the country, but many more continue to struggle under the weight of collapsed housing markets and high unemployment. But even California, home to Silicon Valley and Hollywood and once the darling of the housing industry, is no longer feeling golden. Six California cities claim spots on our list of Cities Where The Economy May Get Worse. Riverside...
  • The Blue Angels - Then and Now

    02/18/2011 12:32:50 PM PST · by paterfamilias · 28 replies · 1+ views ^ | December, 2010 | Neptunus Lex
    A great video featuring the first Blue Angels (F8F Bearcats) flying with the current Blue Angels (F/A-18D Hornets).
  • Dozens of U.S. ( Democrat )Cities Lose Half Their Population In A Generation...

    02/09/2011 10:10:39 AM PST · by Leisler · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Manufacturing and Technology News ^ | March 31, 2010 | Richard A. McCormack
    "Dozens of American cities throughout the industrial Great Lakes states and Midwest have lost half of their populations over the course of one generation -- places like Cleveland, Youngstown, Detroit, Warren, Buffalo and Flint. This is the first time that so many cities have lost half of their populations in such a short amount of time since the Plague struck Europe in 1348........."
  • Heath Shuler: Nancy Pelosi (**SNIFF**) ignoring Blue Dogs

    02/07/2011 7:40:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/07/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Heath Shuler: Nancy Pelosi ignoring Blue DogsBy JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 2/7/11 9:17 AM EST Centrist Democrats have had “no communication” with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi since the start of the 112th Congress, one of the leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition said Monday. Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), who challenged Pelosi for the leadership spot, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that “there’s been really no communication whatsoever” between his group and the California Democrat. “We still have not had the connection between the Blue Dog members and the leadership.” **SNIP** “We’re not about the ideologues of either political party. We’re...
  • Why California will stay blue

    11/08/2010 12:48:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 81 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2010 | Jane Junn
    While the rest of the nation went red in Tuesday's midterm elections, California emerged even bluer. What's going on? The standard answer is that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and that many decline-to-state voters lean Democratic. But there's a more telling reason, one that promises to keep California blue for years. The state's rising numbers of new voters - newly minted immigrant voters, minorities and voters between the ages of 18 and 29 - are overwhelmingly Democratic in their preferences.
  • Old Dominion Blues: Only the Dems in Virginia are Purple Now

    11/07/2010 2:11:26 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2010 | Anita Kumar
    RICHMOND - After two straight years of crushing electoral defeats, Virginia Democrats know they need to do something to start winning again - they're just not sure what. Some party leaders and activists say Democrats should keep the focus on the same policies, but also must do a better job of communicating. "I think the problem is the message is not getting out,'' said C. Richard Cranwell, the outgoing chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia. "We've got to overcome the disconnect." Others say Democrats need to concentrate more on policies that Republicans have been advocating: creating jobs and cutting...
  • Brickley: ‘Poll Confirms What We’ve Been Seeing’

    10/07/2010 3:39:04 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 7, 2010 6:00 P.M. | By Brian Bolduc
    Ann Brickley, the Republican candidate in Connecticut’s first congressional district, is electrifying the conservative blogosphere with news that she is behind Congressman John Larson by only seven points in a recent poll. “We’ve been saying for quite some time that the seat is competitive,” Brickley tells Battle ’10. So competitive, in fact, that Larson has actually been campaigning. “He was at the Cromwell River Fest; they said he’s never attended that event as a matter of fact,” says Brickley. If elected, Brickley’s priority would be to “stop all this wasteful spending.” She thinks that the GOP’s “Pledge to America” is...
  • States Are Poised to Be Next Credit Crisis for US: Whitney

    09/28/2010 2:30:07 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sep. 28, 2010 | Jeff Cox
    Crippling debts and deficits are about to make individual states the next casualty of the credit crisis, analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC. Speaking as her firm, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, just released a lengthy report on the state of the states, the noted financial analyst compared the looming explosion to the collapse of the financial system in 2008 and 2009. "The similarities between the states and the banks are extreme to the extent that states have been spending dramatically and are leveraged dramatically," she said. "Municipal debt has doubled since 2000, spending has grown way faster than revenues."
  • Anthem Blue Cross Individual Business to Suspend Child-Only Coverage Effective 9/23/10

    09/17/2010 9:19:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Anthem Blue Cross ^ | 9/17/10 | Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross is committed to offering a broad range of products and services that meet customer needs in the changing health insurance market, and to implementing the new health care reform legislation in a way that benefits our customers and members. We have reviewed the rules regarding the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA) limiting the application of pre-existing condition exclusions for children under 19. Unfortunately, there remains a great deal of uncertainty as to how the rules will be implemented and what the impacts might be on participating insurers. While some carriers may continue...
  • Giant blue whales showing in record numbers

    08/31/2010 1:35:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Breeze ^ | 8/31/10 | Sandy Mazza
    Swells of calorie-rich planktonic krill have attracted more giant blue whales off the Palos Verdes Peninsula than local whale watchers can ever remember. Since last week, onlookers have been treated to a virtual whale playground. As many as 25 giants at once have been spotted from shore in recent days. This is extraordinary, considering that only 2,000 blue whales have been documented in the north Pacific Ocean. The blue whales' massive smooth backs, geyseral blows, and spade-like flukes have rushed the heartbeats of those who have witnessed the largest mammals ever known to A blue whale surfaces and exhales. (Scott...
  • JetBlue flies pink for Gay Pride Weekend

    05/15/2010 2:05:24 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 31 replies · 1,220+ views ^ | 05/14/2010 | By Kristopher Hanson
    LONG BEACH - Fueled-up on free champagne and eager for a weekend of revelry, 110 passengers flew into Long Beach aboard a specially chartered JetBlue flight Friday honoring Gay Pride Weekend. The traditionally quick and uneventful flight from San Francisco to Long Beach was transformed into a party replete with pink cocktails, pink cupcakes, flight attendants' uniforms in pink and 90 minutes of entertainment from comedian Pam Ann. The idea of a JetPride flight comes as the New York-based carrier has grown gradually more involved in the city's second-largest annual event, which draws some 70,000 people to Long Beach annually,...
  • Blue Liturgical Vestments (and more on Paschal Candles)

    05/11/2010 11:12:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 380+ views ^ | May 11, 2010 | Father Edward McNamara
    Blue Liturgical Vestments And on Paschal Candles ROME, MAY 11, 2010 ( Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university.Q1: During his visit to Austria in 2007, Pope Benedict XVI wore a blue chasuble and stole as well as a blue miter. Does this mean that blue vestments may now be used for feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary? -- C.J., Anaheim, California Q2: Attending Mass at our parish church on the feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, I saw that our parish priest was proudly wearing his new...