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Perry is gong to do the perp walk

Rick Perry to turn himself in

Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, will surrender to authorities around 5 p.m. CDT on Tuesday to be booked and have his mug shot and fingerprints taken, CBS News has confirmed.

Perry was indicted last Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power, charges his attorneys call "outlandish" and "wrong." Perry himself has said the indictment is an "outrageous" abuse of power by the Travis County public integrity unit.

A judge decided Monday not to issue an arrest warrant.

Perry's legal team includes a number of well-known attorneys, including Ben Ginsberg, who has long been a staple in Republican politics. He represented former President George W. Bush in the 2000 Supreme Court case that awarded him the presidency, served as counsel to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2008 and 2012, and acted as the co-chair of President Obama's election reform commission.


Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 19, 2014, 03:40 PM (9 replies)

The 150-mile-per-hour Acela averages only 80 m.p.h. on the New York to Washington corridor

$11 Billion Later, High-Speed Rail Is Inching Along

WASHINGTON — High-speed rail was supposed to be President Obama’s signature transportation project, but despite the administration spending nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, the projects have gone mostly nowhere and the United States still lags far behind Europe and China.

While Republican opposition and community protests have slowed the projects here, transportation policy experts and members of both parties also place blame for the failures on missteps by the Obama administration — which in July asked Congress for nearly $10 billion more for high-speed initiatives.

Instead of putting the $11 billion directly into those projects, critics say, the administration made the mistake of parceling out the money to upgrade existing Amtrak service, which will allow trains to go no faster than 110 miles per hour. None of the money originally went to service in the Northeast Corridor, the most likely place for high-speed rail.
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A conceptual view of a train that would take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 2 hours 40 minutes, compared with six hours by car.

High-Speed Train in California Is Caught in a Political StormJAN. 6, 2014

The high-speed rail station in Changsha, China, opened less than four years ago.

Speedy Trains Transform ChinaSEPT. 23, 2013

On a 30-mile stretch of railroad between Westerly and Cranston, R.I., Amtrak’s 150-m.p.h. Acela hits its top speed — for five or 10 minutes. On the crowded New York to Washington corridor, the Acela averages only 80 m.p.h., and a plan to bring it up to the speed of Japanese bullet-trains, which can top 220 m.p.h., will take $150 billion and 26 years, if it ever happens.

Amtrak’s Acela in Baltimore, where a tunnel slows trains. Credit Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin, all led by Republican governors, canceled high-speed rail projects and returned federal funds after deeming the projects too expensive and unnecessary.


80 mph is fast but not high speed. Once again, the US is left behind.
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Aug 7, 2014, 06:30 AM (2 replies)

The Dreamer conversation with King goes mainstream


Republican Rep. Steve King was confronted Monday night at his own fundraiser by an undocumented immigrant and activist.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 12:58 PM (11 replies)

At the hands of GW Bush and Dick Cheney

ISIS destroys ‘Jonah’s tomb’ in Mosul

The radical Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has destroyed shrines belonging to two prophets, highly revered by both Christians and Muslims, in the northern city of Mosul, al-Sumaria News reported Thursday.

“ISIS militants have destroyed the Prophet Younis (Jonah) shrine east of Mosul city after they seized control of the mosque completely,” a security source, who kept his identity anonymous, told the Iraq-based al-Sumaria News.

“The militants closed all of the mosque doors and prevented worshipers from entering to pray,” the source said.

A witness who did not wish to give his name said that ISIS militants “first stopped people from praying in it, they fixed explosive charges around and inside it and then blew it up in front of a large gathering of people,” according to Agence France-Presse.

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:26 PM (1 replies)

Here Are 14 Jobs That Pay More Than Being A Teacher.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:38 AM (18 replies)

Lindsey Graham is mad because the President didn't call Putin a poopy head...

Graham express is outrage at the President Sunday on Meet the Press...


Well, Senator, there's a lot to unpack there, specifically with regards to Russia. This crisis over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight. What did Secretary Kerry not say? What is the administration not yet prepared to do that you think must be done?


One, he didn't call Putin the thug that he is. He didn't call for arming the Ukraine so they can defend themselves against rebel separatists supported by Russia. All of the enemies of our nation are being well supplied. Russia and Iran are helping Syria. 160,000 Syrians have been slaughtered, John Kerry, by Russian-supplied weapons to Assad.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jul 22, 2014, 07:00 AM (5 replies)

Rumsfeld movie on History Channel

If mountain men and swamp people wasn't enough, now history channel has a movie about Rummy's Unknown Known


Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jul 16, 2014, 08:25 PM (2 replies)

An Arizona congressional candidate mistook a busload of YMCA campers for immigrant children

Adam Kwasman, a Republican state representative who favors stronger border controls, had joined a group of people in the town of Oracle protesting the expected arrival of migrant children, according to a report on The Arizona Republic website, azcentral.com.

The demonstrators complain that the federal government's response to the increase in new arrivals from Central America was putting their communities at risk.

Kwasman tweeted from the scene "Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law," according to the website.

Kwasman later said, "I was able to actually to see some of the children in the buses. And the fear on their faces ... This is not compassion," according to video broadcast on the site.

Told by a reporter that the children on the yellow school bus were actually YMCA campers, Kwasman said, "They were sad, too," and admitted he made a mistake.


Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jul 16, 2014, 06:29 PM (1 replies)

Stacking up the trophies

Dimensions of the Vince Lombardy Trophy:
22 inches or 56 centimeters tall. It weighs 3.2 kilograms or 7 pounds.

Dimensions of the NBA Trophy:
2-feet high. It weighs 14.5 pounds.

World Series Trophy (Commissioner's Trophy):
24 inches (61 cm) tall, excluding the base, and has a diameter of 11 inches (28 cm). It weighs approximately 30 pounds (14 kg).

FIFA World Cup Trophy:
36.8 centimeters high and weighs 6.1 kilograms
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jul 14, 2014, 07:09 AM (2 replies)

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City to close

(Reuters) - The Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City could shut its doors in September and lay off 1,000 workers, a local newspaper reported, in what could make it the fourth casino to close this year in the faltering New Jersey resort city.

The Press of Atlantic City said in a story posted online late on Friday that an official from Trump Plaza called New Jersey state Senator Jim Whelan and told him the casino, which is owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts, expected to issue layoff notices on Monday ahead of a Sept. 16 closure.

Reuters could not confirm the report. Representatives for Trump Entertainment Resorts, Whelan and a union for the casino's employees did not returns calls.

Trump Plaza employs about 1,000 people, according to regulatory reports.

If Trump is for creating jobs as he calls for Obama to do, he should save this establishment.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jul 13, 2014, 12:20 PM (4 replies)
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