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Snookered: Budget deal only really cuts $14.7B

April 12, 2011

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Grumbling has grown over the tiny nature of cuts reached in the recent deal to avoid a government shutdown. It’s sure to gain even more intensity after analysis shows that a lot of the cuts were accounting tricks and on programs that the President wanted to cut anyway. The upsetting bottom line – if you’re […]

No shuttle coming to Dayton’s Air Force Museum

April 12, 2011

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The hopes of an entire state were dashed today as NASA announced the homes for the retiring space shuttles. Florida, California, New York, and DC get the shuttles – leaving Dayton, OH and the Air Force Museum out in the cold. NASA Administrator Charles M. Bolden made the announcement at an afternoon press conference, tearing […]

Tea Party signs lead to MI park ban

April 11, 2011

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The city of Coldwater, MI finds itself the subject of a federal lawsuit after its city manager, Jeff Budd,¬†found Tea Party signs “too political” and “too controversial” and banned all signs and banners as a result. The complaint (found here) was filed by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of the Common Sense Patriots […]

Shuttle decision coming tomorrow

April 11, 2011

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According to the Dayton Daily News, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will make a decision tonight regarding the final resting place of the soon-to-be-retired space shuttles. The announcement will come tomorrow, and will be watched in the many cities that have lobbied for one of the shuttles, including my hometown of Dayton, OH. Dayton is home […]

Shocking Japanese tsunami footage

April 9, 2011

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This video is a couple of weeks old, but it still sticks with me. A brave amateur videographer stands atop a building in the coastal city of Kesennuma as the ocean literally consumes everything around: When we think of a tsunami, images of towering walls of water breaking across the surf spring to mind. What […]

Gov’t shutdown thwarted by last-minute deal

April 8, 2011

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As the minutes ticked closer to a partial government shutdown at midnight on Friday, Congressional negotiators were continuing to work to get a deal. With little more than an hour to go, it appears that a compromise has been struck, resulting in $39 billion in cuts for FY 2011 and a deal to vote on […]

Left gets punked in WI judicial election

April 7, 2011

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After all the spectacle and ugliness surrounding the Wisconsin collective bargaining battle, the left transferred their rage over being stymied by Gov. Scott Walker toward a judicial election over a spot on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Incumbent David Prosser, who leans conservative,¬†was being challenged by JoAnne Kloppenburg, the Democrats’ choice. The stakes are control of […]