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U.S. ending it’s Air Combat Role in Libya

Via: ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can take up the slack.

The announcement Thursday drew incredulous reactions from some in Congress who wondered aloud why the Obama administration would bow out of a key element of the strategy for protecting Libyan civilians and crippling Moammar Gadhafi’s army.

“Odd,” “troubling” and “unnerving” were among critical comments by senators pressing for an explanation of the announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen that American combat missions will end Saturday.

Your timing is exquisite,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said SARCASTICALLY, alluding to Gadhafi’s military advances this week.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110401/ap_on_re_us/us_us_libya

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NATO – 28 member nations

I mean hell, Let THEM do it!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO

And then, you got the pussies in the Arab League, Let THEM do it!

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/arab-league-endorses-no-flight-zone-over-libya/

 

April 1, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Maine Republicans Looking to Roll Back Child Labor Laws

Via: Comedy Central Indecision – by Dennis DiClaudio

I used to think that the Republican Party was trying to push the country back to the 1950s, but I don’t think that anymore.

Now I think they’re trying to push us back to the 1850s  . . .

Republican members of the state legislature are attempting to loosen child labor laws that the community fought hard to put into place.

The minimum wage in Maine is $7.50 an hour, and there is no training or subminimum wage for students. But under a new piece of legislation introduced in the state’s House of Representatives, employers would be able to pay anyone under the age of 20 as little as $5.25 an hour for their first 180 days on the job.

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The bill, LD 1346, also ELIMINATES MAXIMUM NUMBER of HOURS years a minor 16 years of age or older can work on a school day,

and,

allows a minor under the age of 16 to work up to four hours on a school day during hours when school is not in session.

http://www.indecisionforever.com/2011/03/31/maine-republicans-looking-to-roll-back-child-labor-laws/

“As Maine goes, so goes the nation“; afraid so.

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PHOTO:

November 1908. Gastonia, North Carolina.

“Going home from Loray Mill. Smallest boy on the right-hand end, John Moore. 13 years old. Been in mill 6 years as sweeper, doffer and spinner.”

Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine

http://www.shorpy.com/

The motto of Shorpy.com is, “Always Something Interesting”.

Yes, indeed.

April 1, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Highway deaths fall to lowest level since 1949

 

Highway deaths have plummeted to their lowest levels in more than 60 years, helped by more people wearing seat belts, better safety equipment in cars and efforts to curb drunken driving.

The Transportation Department estimated Friday that 32,788 people were killed on U.S. roads in 2010, a decrease of about 3 percent from 2009.

It’s the fewest number of deaths since 1949 — during the presidency of Harry Truman — when more than 30,000 people were killed.

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Traffic deaths typically decline during an economic downturn because many motorists cut back on discretionary travel. The number of deaths fell in the early 1980s and early 1990s, when the U.S. economy was struggling.

But people spent more time in their cars last year, making the estimates more noteworthy. The number of miles traveled by American drivers in 2010 grew by 20.5 billion, or 0.7 percent, compared with 2009, according to the Federal Highway Administration. The number of miles traveled increased slightly in 2009 after declines in the previous two years.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110401/ap_on_re_us/us_highway_deaths;_ylt=AtkBYyph2GomGo5K8ncIUmqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNocmFwNTc2BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwNDAxL3VzX2hpZ2h3YXlfZGVhdGhzBGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDMQRwb3MDMgRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDaGlnaHdheWRlYXRo

April 1, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Donald Trump LEADS latest Harris poll

New York real estate mogul Donald Trump apparently has some serious support.

According to The Harris Poll released on March 28, Trump and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney were tied atop the list of the most popular candidates for the GOP.  Both Mr. Trump and Mr. Romney received 10 percent support.

10% – R0mney

10% – Trump

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Among registered Republicans, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin received the most support. Mr. Huckabee received 15 percent support, while Ms. Palin received 12 percent. Mr. Romney also received 13 percent.

15% – Huckabee

13% – Romney

12% – Palin

?% – Trump

http://www.thestatecolumn.com/articles/donald-trumps-leads-latest-harris-poll/

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With the numbers provided in the story, I’m UNABLE to FATHOM how the author can claim Trump LEADS, ANYTHING.

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photo: ‘some things . . . Money Just Can’t Buy’.

 

That’s true,  but I have to ask; ‘Could money BUY a headline?’

 

 

 

April 1, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons, Trump | , , , , , | Leave a comment