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Ice Storm cancels Global Warming meeting!

Fresh off the Drudge Report this morning:

HOUSE HEARING ON ‘WARMING OF THE PLANET’ CANCELED AFTER ICE STORM
HEARING NOTICE
Tue Feb 13 2007 19:31:25 ET

The Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building has been postponed due to inclement weather. The hearing is entitled “Climate Change: Are Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Activities Contributing to a Warming of the Planet?”

The hearing will be rescheduled to a date and time to be announced later.

DC WEATHER REPORT:

Wednesday: Freezing rain in the morning. Total ice accumulation between one half to three quarters of an inch. Brisk with highs in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph…increasing to northwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Northwest winds around 20 mph.

And Al Gore reaches out to kids and explains Global Warming in terms they can understand:

Conservative UAW Guy has a few things to say too.

Sister Toldjah reminds us of Al Gore’s bad day.

And more from – Pirate’s Cove

And Jammie Wearing Fool 

And HotAir

Oh – and did you know that St. Valentine’s Day contributes to global warming?

Heretics in the Church of Environmentalism

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Prince John (Edwards) Charming comes through for sweet Amanda Marcotte

What a guy

The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte’s and Melissa McEwan’s posts personally offended me. It’s not how I talk to people, and it’s not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that kind of intolerant language will not be permitted from anyone on my campaign, whether it’s intended as satire, humor, or anything else. But I also believe in giving everyone a fair shake. I’ve talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that it was never their intention to malign anyone’s faith, and I take them at their word. We’re beginning a great debate about the future of our country, and we can’t let it be hijacked. It will take discipline, focus, and courage to build the America we believe in.

And Cinderalla herself speaks up:

My writings on my personal blog Pandagon on the issue of religion are generally satirical in nature and always intended strictly as a criticism of public policies and politics. My intention is never to offend anyone for his or her personal beliefs, and I am sorry if anyone was personally offended by writings meant only as criticisms of public politics. Freedom of religion and freedom of expression are central rights, and the sum of my personal writings is a testament to this fact.

The sum of genteel Miss Marcotte’s personal writings are a testament alright. And this whole situation is a testament to a disconnection with reality.

But let’s not confuse the effect with the rationale—which is both risible and insulting. Because were it really never Marcotte’s intent to malign anyone’s faith, she probably wouldn’t have dedicated so many hate-filled blog posts to, you know—maligning anyone’s faith.

Of course it was her intent. Just as it was McEwan’s intent. And worst of all, Edwards knows it. That he has pretended to take the two at their word, in an ostentatious gesture of “trust,” is precisley the kind of staged treacle that makes people doubt the sincerity of politicians; and that both Marcotte and McEwan have assured their own personal Patriarch that they’ll behave, now that he’s promoted them to the grownups’ table, is, to put it bluntly, one of the most pathetic public surrenderings of personal integrity I’ve ever seen.

And they lived happily ever after…

More from one of my favorites (Allahpundit).

And another favorite. (Mary Katherine Ham)

And Michelle Malkin

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Punxsutawney Phil comes through – Happy Groundhogs’ Day!

Now that’s a marketing campaign.

Okay, here’s the real video

Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – A new pair of hands pulled him from his stump this year, so it was only fitting that Punxsutawney Phil offered a new prediction.

The groundhog did not see his shadow Friday which, according to German folklore, means folks can expect an early spring instead of six more weeks of winter.

Since 1886, Phil has seen his shadow 96 times, hasn’t seen it 14 times, and there are no records for nine years, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. The last time Phil failed to see his shadow was in 1999.

More evidence of Global Warming?!?

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Hey, Cartoon Network guys – Don’t you watch CNN?

Of course Cartoon Network and CNN are owned by Turner Broadcasting. How can a story receive so much coverage all day on CNN and its “brother” station, Cartoon Network, is oblivious that the news stories are about its own “marketing campaign?”

How long did the Cartoon Network people know that Boston was in an uproar before someone got enough of a clue to call the authorities in Boston? There is also some speculation that calls may have been made to the police as part of the marketing campaign.

The first device to raise alarm in Boston was found by a transit worker at a subway and bus station underneath Interstate 93 on Wednesday morning, leading to the temporary shutdown of the station and the highway.

Later, police said four calls, all around 1 p.m., reported devices at the Boston University Bridge and the Longfellow Bridge, at a Boston street corner and at the Tufts-New England Medical Center.

Two devices, at the Longfellow Bridge and the medical center, however, turned out to be unrelated to the marketing campaign, Police Commissioner Edward Davis said.

The rash of calls around the same time is being investigated, Davis said. When asked if the calls were coordinated as part of the marketing campaign, he said: “There’s no indication it came from panicked residents.”

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What’s up in Boston?

A marketing campaign??? Are you kidding me? Didn’t anyone learn anything from the Mission Impossible news box fiasco? Scroll down for more info.

Boston is virtually shut-down:

Suspicious packages found in 4 areas of Boston

BOSTON (Reuters) – Four suspicious packages were found in separate locations around Boston on Wednesday hours after a bomb squad detonated another suspicious package below a highway, police said.

The packages were found near the New England Medical Center, the Longfellow Bridge that connects Boston with Cambridge, the Boston University Bridge and on Storrow Drive near Charles Street in downtown Boston, police said.

“Right now they’re under investigation,” said a Boston Police Department spokesman.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo said one of the train system’s busiest lines have been stopped.

U.S. Coast Guard said it closed Boston’s Charles River amid the security alert.

Are we looking at a hoax? Possible dry run for real terrorism? Diversion for other bad activity? Currently Fox is reporting that they may be hoaxes. The calls about the packages came in around 1:00 PM.

More

Fox now reporting: From Homeland Security, device on I95 was a computer keyboard stuck to an I beam with a picture of a guy possibly flipping the bird at local authorities.

Update:

Holy Crap – it was a marketing campaign for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim!

Hoax Devices Create Gridlock In Boston
Devices Part Of Cartoon Marketing Campaign

(WBZ) BOSTON The suspicious devices which forced bomb units to scramble across Boston today were actually magnetic lights that are part of a marketing campaign for a television cartoon.

The reports forced the temporary shutdowns of Interstate 93 out of the city, a key inbound roadway, a bridge between Boston and Cambridge, and a portion of the Charles River but were quickly determined not to be explosive.

“It’s a hoax — and it’s not funny,” Gov. Deval Patrick said.

All of the devices are magnetic lights which resemble a character on the show “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, on Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network.

WBZ has obtained a statement from Turner Broadcasting:

“The “packages” in question are magnetic lights that pose no danger. They are part of an outdoor marketing campaign in 10 cities in support of Adult Swim’s animated television show Aqua Teen Hunger Force. They have been in place for two to three weeks in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Austin, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Parent company Turner Broadcasting is in contact with local and federal enforcement on the exact locations of the billboards. We regret that they mistakenly thought to pose any danger.”

A total of nine devices were found in Boston and Somerville.

The first device was found at an MBTA subway and bus station located under Interstate 93 on Wednesday morning. The device was detonated and determined to be harmless, but as a precaution the station and the interstate shut down temporarily.

Then, around 1 p.m., four calls came into Boston Police reporting suspicious devices at the Boston University Bridge and the Longfellow Bridge, which both span the Charles River, and the corner of Stuart and Columbus Streets and at the Tufts-New England Medical Center.

Another device was found in Somerville under the McGrath Highway Bridge.

The FBI is assisting Boston police in the investigation. F-B-I spokeswoman Gail Marcinkiewicz says the investigation remains “fluid.” She stresses the devices are NOT related to terrorism.

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Old news – Hillary says, “I’m in.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton throws her beret in the ring…oh wait… Last week it was the mysterious background check on Barack Obama and his Muslim education in Indonesia and then Ms. Clinton makes her announcement on a Saturday of all days. There’s some speculation that it could possibly be due to the Sunday morning news shows. I kind of wonder if she wanted to give the conservative talk show hosts a couple of days to digest and burp. In any case, it’s official.

Click on the lovely picture and you will immediately be taken to HillaryClinton.com (lucky you). Allah Pundit immediately noticed the green foliage just outside the window. So just how long ago did she make this video? And because I’m obsessed with getting new living room furniture – I notice the hideous couch and clashing throw pillow. Oh, and there’s also that framed photo of Billary on the table in the background.

And remember kids:

If you work hard and play by the rules you can build a good life for yourself and your family.

I’m pretty sure they said that on a Blue’s Clues video too.

Hillary’s In

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I was noseying around HillaryClinton.com and came to the “About” page entitled Mother & Advocate. On that page, her education and career are outlined and all the way at the bottom of the page is this line:

She also continued her legal career as a partner in a law firm.

Wonder what the name of that firm was? Anybody? Anybody?

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I agree with Sensible Mom

She needs to do something about her hair.

Maybe it’s a “chick thing” to notice stuff like hair and couches?

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Thanks for sharing this Allah Pundit

update.png Michelle Malkin declares “Hillary Savaged by the liberals on SNL.” Personally, I think it might have more to do with promoting Obama.

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Old news – Hillary says, “I’m in.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton throws her beret in the ring…oh wait… Last week it was the mysterious background check on Barack Obama and his Muslim education in Indonesia and then Ms. Clinton makes her announcement on a Saturday of all days. There’s some speculation that it could possibly be due to the Sunday morning news shows. I kind of wonder if she wanted to give the conservative talk show hosts a couple of days to digest and burp. In any case, it’s official.

Click on the lovely picture and you will immediately be taken to HillaryClinton.com (lucky you). Allah Pundit immediately noticed the green foliage just outside the window. So just how long ago did she make this video? And because I’m obsessed with getting new living room furniture – I notice the hideous couch and clashing throw pillow. Oh, and there’s also that framed photo of Billary on the table in the background.

And remember kids:

If you work hard and play by the rules you can build a good life for yourself and your family.

I’m pretty sure they said that on a Blue’s Clues video too.

Hillary’s In

update.png

I was noseying around HillaryClinton.com and came to the “About” page entitled Mother & Advocate. On that page, her education and career are outlined and all the way at the bottom of the page is this line:

She also continued her legal career as a partner in a law firm.

Wonder what the name of that firm was? Anybody? Anybody?

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I agree with Sensible Mom

She needs to do something about her hair.

Maybe it’s a “chick thing” to notice stuff like hair and couches?

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Thanks for sharing this Allah Pundit

update.png Michelle Malkin declares “Hillary Savaged by the liberals on SNL.” Personally, I think it might have more to do with promoting Obama.

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