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GOP Attorney General's may sue over the 'Nabraska Medicaid Compromise'…….

Now that it has become public knowledge that Senator Ben Nelson has managed to get Nebraska exempt from paying Medicaid expansion costs, which could force other states to pay higher amounts to fund the new non-profit insurance companies to be created under the new Healthcare bill…..Republican Attorney generals from around the country are studying if they should sue to get the same deal for their states….

Of course this a partisan study…since the AG’s are being urged to take the  action by the Republican party….And Nelson (D-Neb.) Is now in a pissing match with his republican state governor, Gov. David Heineman , who is threatening to not take the money saved from Nelson’s dealing ……(he’ll take the savings….you wait and see)…….

Ah,  politics.!………

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GOP Attorney General’s may sue over the ‘Nabraska Medicaid Compromise’…….

Now that it has become public knowledge that Senator Ben Nelson has managed to get Nebraska exempt from paying Medicaid expansion costs, which could force other states to pay higher amounts to fund the new non-profit insurance companies to be created under the new Healthcare bill…..Republican Attorney generals from around the country are studying if they should sue to get the same deal for their states….

Of course this a partisan study…since the AG’s are being urged to take the  action by the Republican party….And Nelson (D-Neb.) Is now in a pissing match with his republican state governor, Gov. David Heineman , who is threatening to not take the money saved from Nelson’s dealing ……(he’ll take the savings….you wait and see)…….

Ah,  politics.!………

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shorewood High School……forward…backward YouTube Lipdub…..Check it out!!!

Here’s the link……

Here’s the story from the LA Times……

The YouTube video from Shorewood High School in Washington state looks normal when it starts. It’s a lip dub — a lip sync of a song done in a single take with numerous students taking part — of the infectious Hall & Oates tune, “You Make My Dreams Come True.”

There are numerous lip dubs online, and this one is pretty much like any other, beginning with an enthusiastic girl running through the halls of the school, mouthing the words. But there are some odd things going on. Some students around her are doing impossible-looking acrobatics as the camera passes by. Objects fly up from the floor.

That’s because the Shorewood lip dub, which has become a big hit on YouTube, was filmed backward. The kids in the video (it’s a cast of hundreds, including cheerleaders and the swim team) did everything in reverse, including the lip syncing. That meant they had to painstakingly learn all the words phonetically, backward, like in the old days when we played records backwards to get devil messages.

A local television station did a story about the kids, and they demonstrated the technique.

The lip dub video isn’t perfect, but it’s wonderfully inventive, ambitious and joyous. It was done in answer to a challenge by a rival high school that did a regular lip dub to the OutKast song, “Hey Ya!” We’ll do that other school the favor of not mentioning its name, because the Shorewood effort was overwhelmingly sick (in a good way).

!tuo ti kcehC

— David Colker

Isn’t it nice to see High School kids doing something clean and fun?……

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Education, Entertainment, Media, Movies | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lazio feels "some sympathy" for his embattled opponent….

But, he still wants his job  next year……right now Rick Lazio polls with no chance to defeat Andrew Cuomo, the state’s Attorney General……but would have a good chance to defeat Governor Paterson, of New York, who was NOT elected to the job….

……is that why he’s expressing such good feelings for the current Governor?

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics | , | Leave a comment

Lazio feels “some sympathy” for his embattled opponent….

But, he still wants his job  next year……right now Rick Lazio polls with no chance to defeat Andrew Cuomo, the state’s Attorney General……but would have a good chance to defeat Governor Paterson, of New York, who was NOT elected to the job….

……is that why he’s expressing such good feelings for the current Governor?

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics | , | Leave a comment

Nike Air Jordan retro "Space Jam" sold out on Online…….

According to NiceKicks.Com….the line is sold out at most of the popular sports stores……..

Link……..History of the sneaker……

Link……..Sold out story……..

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Men, Sneakers (Kicks), Sports | | Leave a comment

Nike Air Jordan retro “Space Jam” sold out on Online…….

According to NiceKicks.Com….the line is sold out at most of the popular sports stores……..

Link……..History of the sneaker……

Link……..Sold out story……..

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Men, Sneakers (Kicks), Sports | | Leave a comment

Another 'Atta Boy' for Senate Majority Leader Reid……

This one from Jonathan Karl…..comparing Reid to…..LBJ!
Jonathan Karl: “Say what you want about the health care bill, but Harry Reid is about to complete a task of LBJ proportions.  And Lyndon Johnson never had to corral 60 Senators for one vote during a blizzard.  If public opinion doesn’t turn around for Democrats, this may ultimately prove to be a pyrrhic victory, but on a purely procedural level Harry Reid now looks like the master of Senate.  One month ago, who seriously thought the health care bill would pass the Senate by Christmas?”

Note:….I’m waiting for the post Healthcare Bill polls to come out in Nevada……

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Politics | , | 6 Comments

Another ‘Atta Boy’ for Senate Majority Leader Reid……

This one from Jonathan Karl…..comparing Reid to…..LBJ!
Jonathan Karl: “Say what you want about the health care bill, but Harry Reid is about to complete a task of LBJ proportions.  And Lyndon Johnson never had to corral 60 Senators for one vote during a blizzard.  If public opinion doesn’t turn around for Democrats, this may ultimately prove to be a pyrrhic victory, but on a purely procedural level Harry Reid now looks like the master of Senate.  One month ago, who seriously thought the health care bill would pass the Senate by Christmas?”

Note:….I’m waiting for the post Healthcare Bill polls to come out in Nevada……

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Politics | , | 6 Comments

Putin loses one…..will it matter?

Russian’s highest court ruled against the imprissonment of Planton Lebedev, a business partner of  Mikhail Khodorkovsy, who most believed was sent to jail by Vladimr Putin for have a big mouth, and not going along with Putin’s program of giving the Russian government control of its natural resources…..

The action came under pressure from a 2007 ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, which said Russia had violated Mr. Lebedev’s rights in the way the court handled his pre-trial detention.

Russia is bound by treaty to honor the Strasbourg court’s rulings, which in recent years have frequently come against the Russian government.

The prosecutor at Wednesday’s hearing had asked the court not to strike down the rulings but to issue a non-binding finding against the officials who had been involved in the cases. Prosecutors declined to comment on the ruling, beyond saying that it will not lead to Mr. Lebedev’s release.

Stay tuned for more……

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Men, Politics | , , | Leave a comment