MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said House Minority Leader John Boehner "is not a hard worker" and cuts out of the Capitol early for bar-hopping evenings in Washington.....“I hear it on the Hill,” Scarborough said. “I’m sure you hear it on the Hill all the time. It’s not reported. But so many Republicans tell me this is a guy that is not the hardest worker in the world. After 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock at night, he’s disengaged at best. And you can see him around town. He does not have, let's say, the work hours of Newt Gingrich.”
“Nobody’s talking about it,” Scarborough continued. “Every
Republican I talk to says John Boehner, by 5 or 6 o’clock at night, you can see him at bars. He is not a hard worker.”
BOEHNER: LOUD AS AN ANT ON BANK REFORM - After comparing Wall Street reform to "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon," John Boehner has gone silent. He didn't take the floor to oppose the bill, as is generally the custom.
One of a group of photos we were sent by a resident ..
Here's an interesting video post from someone in Pensacola. Evidently, authorities put up red alert signs warning people not to swim in the Gulf, but then without explanation they removed them. But this video shows that the water is polluted. Check out how quickly the aquarium filter changes from bright white to black.
"I only went into the water up to my ankles. That's as far as I wanted to go," said Joe Chambers, 28, of West Pensacola as he scrubbed off oily residue from himself and his son, Ethan, 4, in the public showers at Casino Beach. "It doesn't smell like the beach. It smells like a gas station. There are no fish in the water. There's nothing alive in the water. I don't know how public officials can just look at the water and make a call to reopen it for swimming."
Carol Doster of Grand Isle, Miss., said her son Dallas, 12, was frightened by the oil that streaked his legs and arms after a five-minute swim in the Gulf on Friday. "It won't rub off," Doster said.
BP Skirts Offshore Drilling Moratorium by Building an Island 3 Miles Off Alaska Coast « SpeakEasy
The New York Times is reporting today that BP is on the verge of kicking off a “controversial and potentially record-setting” drilling project three miles off the coast of Alaska. The project, which is called “Liberty,” involves drilling down two miles below the ocean, then six miles horizontally to access an oil reservoir...... similar to hydraulic fracturing, a disaster-riddled natural gas extraction method. (image from Daddytypes.com, 2007)
DNC Launches Major Citizen-Tracker Project, Urging Activists To Film GOP
The Democratic National Committee is launching a web platform for activists to upload videos of Republican politicians' speeches, public appearances and unguarded comments, hoping to capitalize on digital cameras and phones to dig up potentially embarrassing footage and audio of candidates and lawmakers.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A Virginia record label plans to reissue a bluegrass album recorded by the late U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd. The West Virginia Democrat was the longest-serving member of the Senate. He died Monday at 92. The 1978 "Mountain Fiddler" album features Byrd performing old-time and bluegrass songs on fiddle, along with Country Gentlemen band members Doyle Lawson on guitar, James Bailey on banjo, and Spider Gilliam on bass. County Records owner Dave Freeman says the reissue project had been in the works for about 18 months. The CD will be available nationally July 27.