30 Sep 2011

True to his billionaire plutocrat roots, Bloomberg blames the victims today

Cross Post from IfLizWereQueen Here’s a pie for Bloomberg’s Pie Hole! In his weekly radio show today (Friday Sept 30, 2011) Bloomberg, a former Wall Street worker himself, said the financial industry is not solely responsible for the crippling economic crisis. “We always tend to blame the wrong people. [And who

30 Sep 2011

The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Fairy Tale

Tariffs:The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Fairy Tale Once again, it’s necessary to debunk the Globalist fairy tales about the “damage” caused by the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. Below is a copy of U.S. GDP from 1929 through 1939. These are official government figures from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Below is a

30 Sep 2011

Don’t Overrate Barack Obama’s Campaign

In the 2008 presidential election, Senator John McCain ran the better campaign.

30 Sep 2011

Late Night FDL: The GOP Pre-Primary Hazing Ritual, Continued

The way the Republican Party keeps shuffling through front-runners for its 2012 presidential nomination, you almost start to wonder if these folks aren’t firm advocates of recycling after all.

Disposability is certainly something they have down pat.

30 Sep 2011

‘The President’s Equality Address’ – tune in for live coverage on OutQ News; plus advice for Barack Obama…

There’s been a lot of speculation about what the President will say at this year’s Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in DC. It’s his second time around speaking before the largest LGBT rights group, and you can hear analysis of his speech on SiriusXM OutQ by some familiar voices… SiriusXM

30 Sep 2011

Watercooler: I See Your Ceiling Cat, And Raise You…

…Gypsy Acrobat Cat. And a pretty good Gypsy band too: Ta da! Now if all these damn cats on the internets would just admit they can play gypsy music, and form a band, and admit they know the circus backwards and forwards, they could leave all these pesky humans OUT

30 Sep 2011

QNotes interview with NC Sen. James Forrester: ‘Homosexuals are out to discredit me

I don’t know how Matt Comer of QNotes kept his composure on the phone with anti-gay NC marriage amendment sponsor James Forrester, who is now playing the victim after he was busted on the Blend this week for misrepresenting his professional credentials. As expected, now Forrester is claiming to be

30 Sep 2011

Won’t SOMEONE Please Think of the Dictators?

Obama must be stopped while we still have some tyrants left!

30 Sep 2011

The Party Line – September 30, 2011: No Will, No Way: Nuclear Problems Persist, But US Fails to Seize Fukushima Moment

As September drew to a close, residents of southwest Michigan found themselves taking in a little extra tritium, thanks to their daily habit of breathing. The tritium was courtesy of the 40-year-old Palisades Nuclear Generating Station in Covert Township, which suffered its third “event” (as they are politely called) in less than two months, and was forced to vent an indeterminate amount of radioactive steam.

The reactor at Palisades was forced to scram after an accident caused an electrical arc in a transformer in the DC system that powers “indications and controls“–also known as monitoring devices, meters and safety valves.

While it is nice to see rectors shut themselves down when a vital system goes offline, remember that “turning off” a fission reactor is not like flicking a light switch. Shutting down a reactor is a process, and the faster it is done, the more strain it puts on the reactor and its safety and cooling systems. And even after fission is mitigated, a reactor core generates heat that requires a fully functional cooling system.