where am i?
An out of town visitor absorbed my time last week.
My screenwriting class in L.A.
I moved out of my office.
A sinus infection and general malaise.
I'll be back.
Democrats are domestic terrorists. ©2004-2013. All rights reserved.
"Should Senator Clinton make it back to the White House, these "freshly minted" billionaires might find the tax code changing in ways so unpleasant that they will have to say goodbye to Greenwich, Connecticut, and hello to some Caribbean island, London, or another of the offshore locations now being studied by their lawyers."
Earth to Al Gore: Greenhouse gases aren't harmful. They are vital to keeping the planet warm. Hello?
"Climate change will be considered a joke in five years time, meteorologist Augie Auer told the annual meeting of Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers in Ashburton this week.
"Man's contribution to the greenhouse gases was so small we couldn't change the climate if we tried, he maintained.
"We're all going to survive this. It's all going to be a joke in five years," he said.
"A combination of misinterpreted and misguided science, media hype, and political spin had created the current hysteria and it was time to put a stop to it.
"It is time to attack the myth of global warming," he said."
"If we didn't have the greenhouse effect the planet would be at minus 18 deg C but because we do have the greenhouse effect it is plus 15 deg C, all the time," said Auer.
"Ellen Frankel stands just 4-foot-8 inches tall, a size that allowed larger co-workers to playfully scoop her up at the office and make remarks about her height. Some even patted her on the head.
"Lawmakers are considering complaints such as hers as they review a bill that would make Massachusetts just the second state to bar discrimination based on height or weight.
''People in authority will very easily make comments about height that they wouldn't make about race or gender,'' said Frankel.
Jeanne Toombs understands the frustration. She says overweight people routinely are discriminated against because of their size.
''It's not fair. No matter what you think of fat people, they deserve to be treated like human beings,'' said Toombs, 59, a piano teacher who weighs 300 pounds.
"But Republican analyst Todd Domke is concerned that lawmakers will scare off businesses if they expand protection to include short and overweight workers.
''We might as well add colorblind, left-handed, allergic-to-cashews, and get it over with,'' Domke said."
No mention of the other anti-height/weight discrimination state.
"I strongly oppose today's bill going through the Senate. It is the wrong approach. Any legislation that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the country indefinitely, as the new 'Z-Visa' does, is a form of amnesty. That is unfair to the millions of people who have applied to legally immigrate to the U.S.
"Today's Senate agreement falls short of the actions needed to both solve our country's illegal immigration problem and also strengthen our legal immigration system. Border security and a reliable employment verification system must be our first priority."
"Iran has clearly mastered the enrichment technology now...they're not stopping, they're making progress and our time is limited."
BTW, McCain's fingerprints are all over this. His presidential bid is over. And Dean agrees with me. Little 'ol me.
"House Democrats are suddenly balking at the tough lobbying reforms they touted to voters last fall as a reason for putting them in charge of Congress.
"Now that they are running things, many Democrats want to keep the big campaign donations and lavish parties that lobbyists put together for them. They're also having second thoughts about having to wait an extra year before they can become high-paid lobbyists themselves should they retire or be defeated at the polls.
"The growing resistance to several proposed reforms now threatens passage of a bill that once seemed on track to fulfill Democrats' campaign promise of cleaner fundraising and lobbying practices."
You can't see me, but I'm smiling.
Certainly he is no Chirac or Schroeder. Blair recognized the threat of radical Islamic terror faster than most of his European counterparts. He's been at America's side and has been one of our staunchest allies since 9/11, and in the effort to liberate Iraq.
"He is a political figure who is capable of thinking over the horizon. He's a long-term thinker," said Mr Bush.
"I have found him to be a man who's kept his word which is sometimes rare in the political circles I run in."
And that is exactly the point about Blair and will be true of Bush on 1/19/09. Whether you agree with them or disagree with them, only the lunatic fringe would believe that either one of these guys has governed with sinister intent. Both of these remarkable leaders did whatever they did because they believed they were doing the right thing."(People will recall) how he led the country after 7 July, how he responded for the world after 11 September in America, how he responded to the tragic death of Princess Diana".
"Britain's reputation in the world is stronger than ever before. At all times he tried to do the right thing."
"The mayor who transformed New York from failed state into surging financial capital;
"A hero of Vietnam who became a leader of the Senate, sponsor of some of the most important legislation of the past decade;
"One of the nation's most successful businessmen who brought universal private-sector health care after winning election as a Republican in the most Democratic state in the nation;
"The governor who pioneered welfare reform and school vouchers in Wisconsin;
"A former RNC chairman and popular governor of the must-win state of Virginia;
"The Senate's leading advocate of the pro-life and pro-marriage cause;
"Congress's leading immigration reformer;
"A former governor of the state of Arkansas who is ideally positioned to challenge the bona fides of the Democratic front-runner;
"And a former chairman of the House Armed Services committee running for president at a time when many Americans worry that the U.S military has not adequately prepared for the warfare of the 21st century."
"I am confident that with goodwill on both sides that we can move beyond political statements and agree on a bill that gives our troops the funds and flexibility to do the job that we asked them to do." -- President Bush