A View of the C

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High-Speed Rail Is On The Way!

This is very exciting news. It looks like various parts of the country will be getting better transportation, and to me, that can only be a good thing. Options, people need options to avoid traffic. 

President Obama on Thursday highlighted his ambition for the development of high-speed passenger rail lines in at least 10 regions, expressing confidence in the future of train travel even as he acknowledged that the American rail network, compared with the rest of the world’s, remains a caboose.

Mr. Obama said the $8 billion for high-speed rail in his stimulus package — to be spent over two years — and an additional $1 billion a year being budgeted over the next five years, would provide a “jump start” toward achieving that vision.

The stimulus money has yet to be allocated to specific projects, but Mr. Obama said the Transportation Department would begin awarding money by the end of summer.

The government has identified 10 corridors, each from 100 to 600 miles long, with greatest promise for high-speed development.

They are: a northern New England line; an Empire line running east to west in New York State; a Keystone corridor running laterally through Pennsylvania; a major Chicago hub network; a southeast network connecting the District of Columbia to Florida and the Gulf Coast; a Gulf Coast line extending from eastern Texas to western Alabama; a corridor in central and southern Florida; a Texas-to-Oklahoma line; a California corridor where voters have already approved a line that will allow travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles in two and a half hours; and a corridor in the Pacific Northwest.

Only one high-speed line is now operating, on the Northeast corridor between Washington and Boston, and it will be eligible to compete for money to make improvements.

April 18, 2009 Posted by | Economy, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Texas Governor Rick Perry: Businesses More Important Than Unemployed

Am I shocked? No. He’s a Republican. I’ll just leave it at that.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday rejected $555 million in federal stimulus money that would expand state unemployment benefits, saying the money would have required the state to keep funding the expanded benefits after the stimulus money ran out.

Perry, an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus bill, did accept most of the roughly $17 billion slated for Texas in the plan.

But he said the requirements attached to the federal stimulus money would require a change in the state’s definition of unemployment, expanding coverage to more people and placing more of the state’s tax burden on employers.

Perry’s decision comes despite warnings from Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Tom Pauken that the state’s unemployment compensation trust fund could be operating at a deficit by October. Pauken told lawmakers recently that insolvency might not be not far behind.

March 13, 2009 Posted by | Economy, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

What…. A Jem!

It’s a part of life; certain phrases grow and develop into everyday vernacular:  ‘Thrown under the bus’, ‘Pull a Lorena Bobbit’, and ‘Beat a bitch like Tonya Harding’. 

Ain’t that some hot stank?  Where to go with this one….

If I had a Presidential shout out that allowed me to hop back into the limelight during a recession, I wouldn’t be complaining. 

If I had a reputation for conspiring to knock a heefer out over some craziness, I would think that never ending humiliation and shame would be part of my parole arrangement.

If I had an agent who could spin the plot between a Blagojevich & Harding Thriller, I would be exstatic!

Don’t worry B, I got your lightweights covered on this one and I know what I’ve got to do…  (watch and see)   

March 5, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Etta James Ain’t Playin’

Listen to this audio of Etta James dissin’ Obama, Beyonce, and little baby Jesus. Ok, I made up the last part.

February 5, 2009 Posted by | Commentary | , , , | 1 Comment

Rush Limbaugh, STFU

What an ass, and not in a good way.

Rush Limbaugh hopes that Barack Obama fails. Hey Rush, if he fails our country continues to fail and also, newsflash: clearly how we’ve been doing things doesn’t work. So stop pushing your agenda and just get behind the man we have elected. Until he gives you a reason to detract from his efforts, can you just please shut the hell up for a bit. How about for a little OxyContin? 

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January 22, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Politics | , , , | 5 Comments

Obama Dances Like A White Guy

See, it’ll be OK;  There’s no need to worry…
Watch the side-to-side bump at CNN.com.

January 21, 2009 Posted by | Did you know?, Politics | , , , | 1 Comment

Oh, Fox News – You’ve Done It Again!

Watch the shout-out ticker at the bottom of the screen; what a mess!

January 2, 2009 Posted by | Did you know?, Funny, Politics | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Obama Girl – I’ve Missed You

Vodpod videos no longer available.

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bush: And The Hits Keep Comin’

bush-devilYou might know that our current President is scrambling to get a whole lot of things passed that might not be the best for the American people, and here’s one that’s just come up with many more to follow. It’s kind of like when someone gets fired and deletes their hard drive, steals a bunch of office equipment, and spills a bunch of cold water in the copier machines – I mean, I’ve heard that kind of stuff happens. 

The Bush administration announced its “conscience protection” rule for the healthcare industry Thursday, giving doctors, hospitals, and even receptionists and volunteers in medical experiments the right to refuse to participate in medical care they find morally objectionable.”This rule protects the right of medical providers to care for their patients in accord with their conscience,” said outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt.

The right-to-refuse rule includes abortion and other aspects of healthcare where moral concerns could arise, Leavitt’s office said, such as birth control, emergency contraception, in vitro fertilization, stem cell research and assisted suicide.The rule, to be published today in the Federal Register, takes effect the day before President Bush leaves office.

December 19, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Politics, Rant | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Common’s UMC May Induce Kitchen Dancing!!!

Main Entry:  1van·i·ty
Pronunciation: \ˈva-nə-tē\
Function:   noun

1. Kitchen dancing to your own album
2. A small case or handbag for toilet articles used by women

Actually, I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who still has a Soul Train line that includes the stove!!!
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In other Common related news….  Today, CNN released a few thoughts from MR. UMC in regards to the future of hip hop and the impact of Barack Obama:

“I think hip-hop artists will have no choice but to talk about different things and more positive things, and try to bring a brighter side to that because, even before Barack, I think people had been tired of hearing the same thing,”.

December 9, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Fitness, Funny, Hotness, Inspiration, Music, Music Video, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My White House Policy – Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em!

WASHINGTONPresident-elect Barack Obama said you won’t catch him lighting up a cigarette in the smoke-free White House.

Asked in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether he has kicked the habit, the president-elect admits there are times when he’s “fallen off the wagon.” But he adds under the circumstances, he thinks he’s “done a terrific job” of making himself “much healthier.”

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What’s the big deal if Obama wanted to puff a stogie in the White House?  The place isn’t white as an expression of virtue or anything.  Need I remind you, he is the cool president?

December 7, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The View Gets Ugly, Again

Elisabeth and Joy get into it on today’s drama-sode of The View. It all starts with the fightin’ words: “He (Obama) sounds a lot like George Bush…”

Ouch. 

Watch the daily fight by clicking here.

December 3, 2008 Posted by | Commentary | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All Is Forgiven, W!

Well since you said ‘Sorry’, I guess I forgive you.  But you’ve got to promise that you’ll never mention that ‘do-over’ craziness eva, eva, eva again!

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Other interesting quotes from a recent interview with ABC:

  • “I’m sure some people voted for Barack Obama because of me…”
  • “I can’t guarantee that we’ll get all our money back, but it’s conceivable we could.”
  • “I think when the history of this period is written, people will realize a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so.”

So essentially, the economic condition is not his fault, we can hope in one hand and poop in the other, and he helped elect Barack.  Alright – NEXT!

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Economy, Funny, Politics, Rant, technology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No She Didn’t!

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November 26, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Funny, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pop Champagne For Barack Campaign

 

I love a good remix too! This one’s just alright…

November 18, 2008 Posted by | Music, Music Video, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment