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March 2, 2012

OMFG! The temperature in Nashville is going to drop 30-40 degrees.

Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID)
3/2/12 2:46 PM
82 degrees with 30 mile gusts in Nashville. Temp about to drop 44 degrees as tornadoes barrel through. Eerie.

Find shelter!
When there is that much difference, it's going to be wild.

March 2, 2012

Syria: New Satellite Images Show Homs Shelling

Local sources have reported that approximately 700 civilians have been killed and thousands wounded in Homs since the Syrian military began its current assault on the city on February 3, 2012. Indiscriminate shelling and sniper fire has caused most of the casualties in Baba Amr, which is a residential area where elements of the armed opposition have sought refuge. Human Rights Watch interviewed 15 Homs residents who escaped the city in the last two weeks, as well as two foreign correspondents who spent time in Baba Amr during the military assault.

“These new satellite photos and witness accounts show the extent of the brutality unleashed on Baba Amr," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Despite the killing, Russia and China continue to block any international action.”

Human Rights Watch acquired and analyzed this commercial satellite image of the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs on February 25.A wide view of the image clearly shows the extensive damage caused by the use of surface-delivered explosive weapons in a populated area. The image reflects the damage that has occurred since previous images were taken between four and six weeks ago.

Analysts have overlaid the large-scale image of Baba Amr with symbols to highlight certain features:
-       Red circles represent destroyed or damaged buildings
-       Yellow circles are impact craters in open areas like fields, or roads.

Much more: http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/03/02/syria-new-satellite-images-show-homs-shelling


March 2, 2012

Severe Storm Risk Map (1pm) Good Lawd!

Let's be careful out there.

March 2, 2012

Supreme Court denies Cuccinelli's bid for UVa records

RICHMOND -- Virginia’s highest court has ruled that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli cannot force the University of Virginia to turn over records dealing with the work of a former university climate scientist.

In an opinion released this morning, the state Supreme Court ruled that the university cannot be the subject of a “civil investigative demand” issued by the state attorney general under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.

“We remain unconvinced that this statute of general applicability was intended to apply to corporate bodies that are arms of the Commonwealth,” Justice LeRoy Millette Jr. wrote in his opinion for the court.

Just three months after Cuccinelli took over as attorney general in 2010, his office began investigating “possible violations” of the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act by former university professor Michael Mann. Cuccinelli issued a “civil investigative demand” -- similar to a subpoena -- seeking emails and other documents related to five research grants Mann obtained at UVa, where the scientist worked from 1999 to 2005.

Albemarle Circuit Court Judge Paul Peatross ruled that summer that Cuccinelli failed to show why he suspects Mann may have violated the fraud statute. Peatross also ruled that Cuccinelli had to confine his inquiry to grants made with state funds. Four of the five grants Cuccinelli initially targeted were federally funded awards.


March 2, 2012

HA! One sponsor down for Rush

Sleep Train Mattress (@theSleepTrain)
3/2/12 1:01 AM
Thanks to all of you for your concern and input. We are currently pulling all ads with Rush Limbaugh

March 2, 2012

We cant do that. Wed have to lock up the sheep.

Okay, so some fancy pants writer in Colorado has a supposed solution for the way the Texas Legislature treated women this legislative session, especially the 24 hour wait period before a woman can get a perfectly legal abortion.

He thinks we need a moratorium on sparkin’.

Clearly there’s only one answer for this kind of Texas trash. Time to put a 24-hour hold on sex among Texans in the first place. For those Texans feeling amorous, they should be required to see their doctor or clergy, where they will be examined to determine levels of fertility. Then, they’ll be counseled about the problems of unplanned pregnancy and told that government programs may exist to help them with issues surrounding abstinence. Finally, they’ll be instructed that they cannot consummate their romantic notions for 24 hours.

We can’t do that. We’d have to lock up the sheep.



March 2, 2012

Irish President Michael Higgins Eviscerates American RW talk show host Michael Graham.(WooHoo!)

Listen to the end!
I would give cash money if somebody would do this on the MSM!

Hoist a pint in his honor!

March 1, 2012

Ohio suspect TJ Lane faces juvenile murder charges

TJ Lane allegedly killed three fellow students and wounded two after he opened fire in the cafeteria of Chardon High School.

Trying Mr Lane as a juvenile would significantly reduce the amount of jail time he would face if convicted.

However, the county prosecutor has said he plans to try him on adult charges.

Juveniles convicted in Ohio generally do not stay in custody past the age of 21. However, a similar adult charge could see Mr Lane face life in prison.

Mr Lane was also charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of assault. Prosecutor David Joyce says the victims were random and has described TJ Lane as "not well".

I'm surprised that they charged him as a juvenile even if it is changed later.

March 1, 2012

BBC Breaking: Fr. Journalist Edith Bouvier out of Syria (NOT vouching for this)

BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking)
3/1/12 3:55 PM
French journalists Edith Bouvier & William Daniels, who were trapped in #Syria, now safely out, French president says

I hope this isn't another false alarm!

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