But I think it went well:
President Bush secretly approved orders in July that for the first time allow American Special Operations forces to carry out ground assaults inside Pakistan without the prior approval of the Pakistani government, according to senior American officials.
The classified orders signal a watershed for the Bush administration after nearly seven years of trying to work with Pakistan to combat the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and after months of high-level stalemate about how to challenge the militants’ increasingly secure base in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
Finally. Now without that stupid war in Iraq, and this kind of courage earlier on, the Taliban would have been wiped out a long time ago.
And the cynic in my realizes he hopes to have Bin Laden walk the plank before Nov 4.
Because it includes Draconian DRM program SecuROM, Spore’s taking a bit of a pounding at the moment. Same thing happened to Mass Effect, same thing happened to BioShock. The message is fairly clear: people know what SecuROM does, and they do not want. EA’s response to this? To let you eat cake. They’re sticking with the software, whether you like it or not, and upcoming RTS title Red Alert 3 will be coming bundled with it. This time, though, they’re going a little easier on you, allowing you five installs (and a few other minor tweaks).
Another game to avoid.
The total national debt, as I write this, is $9,679,000,000,000.00 (nine and a half trillion).
The Budget for 2008 is close to $3,000,000,000,000.00 (three trillion).
Our budget deficit for this year is going to range in between $400-500,000,000,000.00 (four hundred to five hundred billion, give or take a few billion).
The total value of wasteful earmarks in 2008 (according to CAGW) will be approximately $18,000,000,000.00 (eighteen billion).
In other words, when McCain talks about earmarks, he is talking about 3% of our annual budget deficit, .6% of our annual budget, and a number too small to even report when discussing our national debt. Or, put another way, he is talking about two months in Iraq, something he wants to keep going indefinitely.
Not only are they lying about Palin’s involvements with earmarks, they are just not being serious about the horrible economic problems we face. These are not serious people.
Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally said that more legislators are “in our corner” as the three U.S. auto makers prepare to lobby the government for as much as $50 billion in low-cost loans.
Ford, along with General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, are hoping to persuade the U.S. government to provide as much as $50 billion in low-cost loans as slumping sales in the U.S. market eat into profitability. A bill signed into law last year authorized loans of as much as $25 billion to help car makers and suppliers retool plants to produce new, highly fuel-efficient vehicles.
“I absolutely don’t think it’s a bailout,” Mr. Mulally said. “I think it will be a loan at lower interest rates with the caveat to pay it back. It is written for $25 billion but there are a lot of people who believe that more would help speed the transition,” he said.
Of course he doesn’t think it’s a bailout. Because it benefits him and his company.
This is laissez faire economics, American style: the government should keep out of our business unless we start failing, in which case the government owes it to us to bail us out. Not individuals; when things go bad for individuals, we are told those losers dug their own holes and must get themselves out. But corporations, we can’t let them fail.
“We may have that in the energy bill, we certainly would have it in the stimulus package, we certainly would hope it will be part of the supplemental at the end of the day,” Pelosi said. “It is very, very important,” Pelosi said. “It is about jobs, jobs, jobs.”
No, Nancy, it’s about votes, votes, votes.
The LHC team has two webcams online that lets you look at the ongoing experiments…
Dave: “All right, Barack Obama is here. Had a lot of time to think about people, you know, when Washington was attacked, when New York City was attacked, and for us in the Northeast, it was, I think, more about Rudy Giuliani – he was our savior here in this city – than it was about George Bush and the national strategy. But now, this is stuff you’ve got to think about. You have to think about it. What would you have done then? What kind of a situation would we be in now if you had been the President?”
Verklaring van de chauffeur: “Ik kon geen vrachtwagen meer krijgen voor de bouwvak, dus ik moest wel.”
These are my rules and they make me happy. I hope they make you happy too.
I want to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago. I want to know that. I really do. Because she’s going to have the nuclear codes.”