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U.S. auto sales down from May by 12-15%, though higher than last June. http://usat.me?39099746 #RecoverySummer #
Mayor Daley sets out new gun rules for Chi: 1 working gun, registration, 4-hr training course, gun must remain indoors. http://bit.ly/aaxoyI #
Why are Great Whites hanging around So Cal? My kayak and I do not like this! http://bit.ly/csNGIq #
Are Boehner and Barton actually Dem sleeper agents? 'Cause they couldn't do a better job of hurting Rs if they were. http://bit.ly/adb76g #
Flurry of negative economic reports dampen recovery hopes. http://usat.me?39096550 #RecoverySummer #
'See something, say something' also known to some as "be a rat", drive begins in NYC http://usat.me?39099242 #
Al Gore: I did not attempt to have sex with that woman! I'm totally cereal! http://usat.me?98541 #
RT @dmataconis: Kagan Ends Testimony With Confirmation Assured http://bit.ly/9iaOEv | Elections have consequences. #
http://bit.ly/9zTP8s Stocks tumbled today after worse-than-expected readings on manufacturing, housing and the labor market. #RecoverySummer #
http://bit.ly/aVe2gN Mortgage Rates Fall; 30-Year Fixed Extends Record Low To 4.58%. #RecoverySummer #
http://bit.ly/c0WSGx Treasury Yield Curve Flattest Since October on U.S. Jobs, Factory Reports. #RecoverySummer #
http://bit.ly/agVzDW U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Slower Pace Than Forecast in ISM's June Index. #RecoverySummer #
http://bit.ly/abxvno Construction spending in the U.S. fell in May for the first time in three months. #RecoverySummer #
http://bit.ly/9zYlOq Pending Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Decreased 30% in May. #RecoverySummer #
New jobless claims rose (unexpectedly!) by 13k to 472k. http://usat.me?39096550 #
Portland police reopening investigation into Al Gore. This seems odd. What evidence do they have now vice 3 yrs ago? http://usat.me?39094708 #
The world's largest oil skimmer arrives in the Gulf of Mexico…to wait for the Feds to approve its operation. http://bit.ly/alwGaj #
Dan Riehl: "Today's establishm't GOP is a reasonable conservative's enemy. They are not our friends." Or Libertarians'. http://bit.ly/d0iY7E #
Democrats are blocking Republicans from visiting the oil spill. Trying to hide the stink of failure? http://politi.co/aZlwNN #
Microsoft kills the Kin phones after only two months. Windows Mobile phones suck hard, so their failure makes me happy. http://bit.ly/bn4yXH #
FinReg has passed the House in an essentially party line vote. Soon we'll have everything regulated, and be truly safe. http://bit.ly/9RinNw #
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I’m totally cereal!
Yet another sighting of Bear-Man-Pig (half-bear, half man, half Pig .. errr … all Pig)
“The White House blog details a number of assets deployed in the region to combat the spill. This includes vessels, boom, and dispersant. The number of assets claimed, however, does not appear to match what is actually in the field. Parish officials maintain that the thousands of vessels cited in the blog are non-existent. One senior official refers to them as “phantom assets.” When asked to elaborate, he explained that when he asks the federal government to provide the location of the assets, it either refuses or cannot do so. Daily helicopter search grids performed by the Parish sheriff’s department confirm to him that very few of the assets claimed are deployed.
This is corroborated by Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who shared a similar story with investigators. BP and Coast Guard provided Mr. Nungesser with a map of the Gulf allegedly pinpointing the exact locations of 140 skimmers cleaning up oil. Sensing that the chart may have been somewhat inaccurate, Mr. Nungesser requested a flyover of the assets for verification. After three cancelled trips, officials admitted to Mr. Nungesser that only 31 of the 140 skimmers were ever deployed. The rest were sitting at the docks. According to Mr. Nungesser, the chart appeared to have been fabricated.
This is a disgrace
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