In the News: 13th-14th October, 2008


The first article reads like I got it from the Onion, but alas I didn't, John McCain is threatening a street fight with Obama to settle the election, Pelosi and Obama are already planning to spend our money, and 30,000 felons registered to vote in Fla.

Exotic climate study sees refugees in Antarctica

Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent, Reuters-OSLO - Refugees are moving to Antarctica by 2030, the Olympics are held only in cyberspace and central Australia has been abandoned as too dry, according to exotic scenarios for climate change on Monday.

British-based Forum for the Future, a charitable think-tank, and researchers from Hewlett-Packard Labs, said they wanted to stir debate about how to avert the worst effects of global warming by presenting a radical set of possible futures.

"Climate change will affect the economy at least as much as the 'credit crunch'," their 76-page report study said.

The scenarios range from a shift to greater energy efficiency, where desalination plants run on solar power help turn the Sahara green, to one where refugees are moving to Antarctica because of rising temperatures.

"We still have the chance to alter the future," Peter Madden, head of the Forum, told Reuters. "This is what the world could be like and some of these options are not very pleasant." Read more...

This is what the world could be like and monkeys can learn to fly, elves and pixies can decide to make a come back, and Al Gore might find his brain. All far reaching tales that are probably not going to happen. The things that pass for news nowadays.

McCain Vows to 'Whip' Obama's 'You Know What' in Final Debate

AP-Republican John McCain vowed Sunday to "whip" Democratic rival Barack Obama's "you-know-what" when the two presidential candidates meet Wednesday in their final televised debate.

McCain made that pledge as top advisers said he is weighing new economic proposals to help the nation weather the financial crisis. The Arizona senator refused to answer a reporter's question Sunday about what plans he might be considering.

Addressing several dozen volunteers at his campaign headquarters outside Washington, McCain promised some of his signature "straight talk" about the state of the race. National and many battleground state polls have shown him trailing Obama amid the deepening market crisis.

"We're a couple points down, OK, nationally, but we're right in this game," McCain said to cheers. "The economy has hurt us a little bit in the last week or two, but in the last few days we've seen it come back up because they want experience, they want knowledge and they want vision. We'll give that to America." Read more...
I can't wait for the "that was a racist statement crowd." Seriously though, John McCain better whip something in the debate, the numbers are reflecting a wave, up and down, but one constant is Obama is always on top. In the electoral college McCain is drastically behind. He needs a performance of Ronald Reagan proportions.


Tax rebate, food stamp money possible in aid plan

By DAVID ESPO,WASHINGTON (AP- After consulting with Barack Obama, Democratic leaders are likely to call Congress back to work after the election in hopes of passing legislation that would include extended jobless benefits, money for food stamps and possibly a tax rebate, officials said Saturday.

The bill's total cost could reach $150 billion, these officials said.

The officials stressed that no final decisions have been made. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they did not want to pre-empt a formal announcement. House Democrats have announced plans for an economic forum on Monday "to help Congress develop an economic recovery plan that focuses on creating jobs and strengthening our economy. Read more...
Damn! They aren't wasting anytime spending more of our money and Obama isn't even elected yet. Well this is what we can expect for the next four years. If there is any justice in the universe McCain will win just because they are so presumptive. I'm locking my wallet up for the next four years if he doesn't.

Many convicted felons remain on voter rolls, according to Sun Sentinel investigation

Reported by Peter Franceschina, Sally Kestin, John Maines, Megan O'Matz and Dana Williams Written by Sally Kestin, Sun Sentinel-More than 30,000 Florida felons who by law should have been stripped of their right to vote remain registered to cast ballots in this presidential battleground state, a Sun Sentinel investigation has found.

Many are faithful voters, with at least 4,900 turning out in past elections.

Another 5,600 are not likely to vote Nov. 4 — they're still in prison.

Of the felons who registered with a party, Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one. Read more...
Before you get all up in arms about ACORN, they are not mentioned in the article. It seems this is a state screw up. I personally am not discounting their participation but there is no evidence presented in the article to tie them to this.


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