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2010 October 23 — Why Now?
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We Have To Cut Government Spending…

That doesn’t involve what I’ve been getting all my life…

That’s the credo of many of the “Tea Party” candidates, and it is getting really annoying.

Take Joe Miller [Please!]

Miller is running for the Senate from Alaska and complaining about run-away government spending. Except, that doesn’t include his free education at West Point, or the help he got after leaving 3 years of active duty to attend Yale Law School. Or the salary he has received for various judicial posts for the state of Alaska, or the Federal Court [which paid his wife to be his clerk], or the money he received as a part-time attorney for the North Star Borough government. But the government wastes a lot money, apparently all money that doesn’t benefit him.

He has only been in Alaska 15 years, but he has already run for the state legislature, and drew a reprimand for using North Star Borough resources while doing it. For someone who claims to think that the government is worthless, he has put a lot of time and effort into getting government paychecks.

The Miami Herald reports that Alaska’s Miller files complaint against Native PAC. He has a lot of damn gall after accepting all kinds of help from outside the state to file a challenge to the right of Native Alaskans to support the candidate of their choice.

The Tundra Drums reports that the AFN endorses Lisa Murkowski. The Alaska Federation of Natives support her because she sits on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and has supported them while there. They believe in showing their loyalty to people who have demonstrated their friendship.

As an AFN representative noted, if Miller really thought there was a problem with the Native Alaskan PAC, he would have filed his complaint when they first started running ads, not two weeks before the election. If he had filed immediately the Federal Election Commission could have acted before the election.

October 23, 2010   4 Comments

Tropical Storm Richard – Day 4

Tropical Storm RichardPosition: 16.3N 84.6W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb ↓.

Currently about 85 miles [135 km] East of Isla Guanaja, Honduras.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Honduras from Limon westward to Puerto Cortes; the Bay Islands including Roatan, Utila, and Guanaja; and Belize

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of Honduras from the Nicaragua-Honduras border westward to Limon and the coast of Mexico from Punta Gruesa to Chetumal.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of Honduras from Puerto Cortes to the Nicaragua-Honduras border and Limon to the Honduras-Guatemala border; the coast of Mexico from Punta Gruesa to Chetumal.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

October 23, 2010   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Richard – Day 4