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December 12, 2011

Another Oops: Perry Says Solar Company Solyndra Is A Country

Source: Think Progress

It’s getting a bit hard to keep track of Gov. Rick Perry’s “oops” moments on the campaign trail. In the last week alone, he’s fumbled the name of a Supreme Court justice, the number of judges on the court, and the age of eligibility to run for president (just as he didn’t know the voting age).

Perry has tumbled so low in the polls his comic displays of ignorance are beginning to avoid notice, but he made another doozy in Iowa yesterday, CNN reports:

While criticizing President Barack Obama for picking winners and losers in the energy industry, he bungled the name of the most famous energy company to go under despite government assistance.

“No greater example of it than this administration sending millions of dollars into the solar industry, and we lost that money,” Perry began. “I want to say it was over $500 million that went to the country Solynda.”

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/green/2011/12/12/387232/another-oops-perry-says-solar-company-solyndra-is-a-country/

December 11, 2011

So You Want to Buy an Election?

Source: Mother Jones

If you have a ton of cash and a political agenda, it's easier than ever to make powerful friends and influence people. Here's a handy how-to guide to the complex, cash-drenched world of federal campaign finance.


Edit: Whoops... title malfunction!

December 11, 2011

Rick Perry: ‘I Don’t Have Memorized’ The Names Of All 9 Supreme Court Justices

Source:Think Progress

During a meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board on Friday, Rick Perry asserted there were eight justices on the Supreme Court and mispronounced Sonia Sotomayor’s name.

Perry defended his error on Fox News this morning, telling host Chris Wallace that he hasn’t “memorized” the names of all nine Supreme Court justices. He went on to claim that voters “are not looking for a robot that can spit out the name of every Supreme Court justice, someone that is going to be perfect in every way.” Watch the segment:

Perry also admitted that he misspoke about the number of justices, despite his campaign’s insistence yesterday that the use of eight was intentional. As the Des Moines Register reported, the campaign claimed that Perry was referencing “a 1962 case in known as Abington School District v. Schempp where the court ruled that school-sponsored Bible reading is unconstitutional. The vote was eight to one.”


February 14, 2021

I hitchhiked around Newfoundland back in the 70's. The people were really friendly and helpful.

I never realized Newfoundland had it's own time zone-very cool!

December 11, 2011

3 funneh cat videos (embedded version)

I know they have been previously posted, but !
February 14, 2021

Chinese made cars

are not optimal.

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