A brief look around the inter-tubes.
MSNBC, the Faux News Network (Ol' Joe Goebbels had a TV Network... Ee, I, Ee, I, Ohh).Continue
Added by locomotivebreath1901 on March 31, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments
Once the darling of the Obama Administration, Solyndra received a $535 million federal government loan guarantee in 2009. Pres. Obama made a personal visit to the factory in 2010 to champion 'green energy.' Solyndra filed for bankruptcy in 2011. Approximately 1,100 employees lost their jobs.
In 2012, a local CBS affiliate caught on tape Solyndra employees…Continue
Added by locomotivebreath1901 on March 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
It's from an issue of LIFE magazine. I'm not sure who is the photographer.
Judging from the landmarks of yesteryear, I'd guess we're looking east, standing near the corner of Walnut & 12th street (note the street car congestion!).
Added by locomotivebreath1901 on March 24, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments
A grant, to be exact. A $25 million grant from the Feds for this 4 mile long, downtown KCMO light rail project (read: street car). But that's only one fourth of it's estimated total cost of $100 million. That works out to be $25 million per mile - for a street car line! The remaining $75 million will be raised via increased local sales and property taxes.
Good ol' KCMO; racing back to the future with 19th century technology - on the backs of broke taxpayers already responsible for…Continue
Added by locomotivebreath1901 on March 24, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments
"Members of the council’s Public Safety Committee said they were not yet ready to support a proposal to strengthen local laws against chronic truants and their parents. While Kansas City and Hickman Mills school officials had said it would help them deal with serious discipline and attendance problems, dozens of home school parents and children…
Added by locomotivebreath1901 on March 22, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments
From the Daily Caller:
"The Obama administration moved forward Friday afternoon in implementing the controversial contraception rule, saying that student health insurance plans must cover preventive services.
After a month of intense debate, the administration finally put the rule in writing Friday and asked the public to comment on…
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Added by locomotivebreath1901 on March 11, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Finally -- some good news in the battle between so-called reproductive rights and religious liberty.
"How supremely ironic is it that at the same time the Obama Administration is seeking to force religious organizations to offer insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, a federal district court in Washington State has ruled that the state cannot force pharmacies to dispense those very same…Continue
Added by locomotivebreath1901 on March 11, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments
Apparently, there are two cases involving private companies VS employees which will be argued in something called the "European Court of Human Rights."
Coming soon to a North American continent near you.
From the Telegraph UK:
"The Strasbourg case hinges on whether human rights laws protect the right to wear a cross or…
(this is an updated re-post from 2011)
Oh noes they dinnit! That would be so un-PC, hateful and intolerant. Plus, it's an open invitation for some jihadist to make a bloody mess of ABC's parent corporation, the Walt Disney Company.…
Added by locomotivebreath1901 on March 3, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments