Absolute Moral Authority

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Archive for January 16th, 2007

100 hours of hypocrisy

Posted by mesablue on January 16, 2007

Nancy (Big Tuna) Pelosi promised that her congress would set their agenda in it’s first 100 hours.

She also promised a leadership free from corruption, we instantly saw an impeached judge and a yet to be indicted creep who stashed $90,000.00 in federal bribe money in his fridge up for committee chairmanships.

One of the points in Big Tuna’s 100 hours agenda was to raise the minimum wage. Well, they pushed it through — except for one thing:

Pelosi slipped a loophole into the legislation that would exempt American Samoa. Every state and territory in the United States would have to increase their minimum wage except for American Samoa.

Now, why would she do that?

Could it be because Del Monte which owns StarKist Tuna and employs more 5,000 Samoans, almost 75 percent of the island’s work force, is in Pelosi’s district?


January 13, 2007 — WASHINGTON – Red-faced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went into damage-control mode yesterday after Republicans charged she slipped a loophole into the Democrats’ just-passed minimum-wage bill to benefit a company in her San Francisco district.

The legislation hiking the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour covered the entire United States and all its territories – except for one: American Samoa.

The GOP said Samoa was exempted because Democrat Pelosi is protecting the food giant Del Monte Corp., which is based in her district. Del Monte owns StarKist Tuna, which employs more 5,000 Samoans, almost 75 percent of the island’s work force.

The company had opposed the legislation, which passed Wednesday. The legislation increases the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour.

This is what you voted for America.

The first time your new Speaker exercises the power of her position, it is in a highly unethical manner. I’m not suprised at all. Pelosi is probably surprised and apalled that she is being called on this.

How are you going to feel when they go after the tax cuts that are driving the economy?

Here’s a hilarious video of House Republicans asking if they can exempt American Samoa from the bill for federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Barney Frank throws a complete hissy fit. Sometimes being the minority can be fun. The Dem’s are saying that Frank kicked the Republicans around. Yeah, sure.

You be the judge:

Video found at Hot Air

Cartoon found at The Bullwinkle Blog

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How cool are you?

Posted by mesablue on January 16, 2007

Cool person test.

Click the highlighted text above (if you need to be told that, don’t bother with the test).

Found at Hubs and Spokes

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Ice, ice baby

Posted by mesablue on January 16, 2007

Well, this is so much fun.

We had a little ice storm in the Detroit area Monday morning.

Cold, snow and ice blast Metro Detroit

On Monday, snow and ice whipped through the state knocking out power to at least 200,000, pushing trees onto streets and killing three people.

Crews from the Midwest have been called in to help DTE Energy restore power to the customers who lost service.

Someone started banging on my door Monday morning at about 7:00 a.m., so I rushed out of bed and ran to the door. They were beating the heck out of it — I knew something had to be going on. There were three fireman standing there and I thought, “well, this can’t be good” thinking that something was on fire. It turns out that the powerline that runs through my back yard came down and took out power for the entire neighborhood. It was a live line and once in a while it threw off some cool sparks.

So, now I know why it’s freezing — the line must have come down several hours earlier. The fire crew stayed all day and all night to make sure no one went near the line. It’s 4:30 in the afternoon on Tuesday and they are still there, waiting for a DTE crew to come out and repair the line. They’ve put up yellow accident tape everywhere between all the houses on the street, it looks like something REALLY bad happened in our neighborhood. I’ve taken up residence in a local coffee house to stay warm and have Internet access. It’s not too bad, but I’m getting pretty wired on all the coffee I keep buying so I don’t feel like a freeloader. To top it all off, I’ve got a cold so I don’t feel like going to the gym or wasting time drinking the night away in a bar– bummer. If they don’t get it fixed by tonight, I may just go get drunk anyway. Makes it easier to sleep when it’s cold as hell.

Outside temp right now is 18 degrees, going down to 13 tonight. Brrrrr. Good thing I used to camp out in the cold and have some great cold weather gear. As long as the toilet doesn’t freeze, I’m good. The funny thing is, the hot water heater still works (all of the other appliances are electric), so I get hot water and dump it down the toilet once in a while to warm it up. Heh.

So, probably not much blogging from me until they get it fixed. Nice how I haven’t heard a thing from DTE while I’m stuck in a frozen house. Trying to get through on the phone is a joke.

Think I’ll go see how the firemen are doing — this has got to be pretty boring for them.


Update: The power company showed up at about 6:00 p.m. and restored electricity. Nice and warm now. The house was frozen, it was 35 degrees in the house when the furnace kicked back on.

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