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December 5th, 2009

Weekend Watercooler: Obesity On Airplanes, Tea Troubles, Tiger In The Woods, Wedding Porn, Global Warming, Church Sells Window, ObamaCare Numbers

Obese Man On American Airlines Flight

MSNBC passes along this picture of a slightly awkward situation on an American Airlines flight.Originally reported by Kieran Daly at airline blog FlightGlobal.com, the picture was supposedly taken by a worried flight attendant who wanted to ensure that the seating arrangement didn’t compromise the safety of the other passengers.

Here’s FlightGlobal:

“This is sent to me with the absolute assurance that it’s a genuine picture taken by a flight attendant at American Airlines. The F/A took it to show her manager what was happening on the aircraft (757???) and why she was unhappy about it. Seems the guy paid for only one seat and the gate staff let him board.”

via huffingtonpost.com

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Huff TV: Arianna On The Problems Posed By Tea Party Activists In 2010 Elections (VIDEO)

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‘Today’ Ignores Climategate, Discusses British Couple Financing Wedding with Porn

We’re heading into the fourteenth dayClimategate scandal. And it’s understandable. After all, air time is valuable and there are so many pressing issues to cover. Like … um … that the networks have deliberately ignored the
Well, on Dec. 4, NBC’s four-hour “Today” show couldn’t squeeze in a single reference to Climategate, but it did find the time to discuss a British couple that’s financing their wedding by producing their own porn movies.

Texas Email Subject Line: ‘Global Warming Lecture Postponed Due to Cooling’

Houston, we have a problem.And the problem is unusually cold weather in Houston to the extent that city had its earliest recorded snowfall on Friday. Plus much of the rest of Texas also had quite cold weather which caused the cancellation of a global warming lecture at the University of Texas in Austin.Here is part of the e-mail received by the Houston Chronicle SciGuy blogger Eric Berger:

Global Warming lecture postponed due to cooling

Given the travel advisories issued and the likelihood of freezing weather for the Austin area tomorrow evening, we are postponing the December 4 event, Global Warming – Lone Star Impacts.

Vermont Church Selling Tiffany Window to Stay Open

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A Vermont church that’s down to its last $8,000 is selling a valuable stained-glass window to boost finances and keep open a homeless shelter it runs.

The multicolored image of St. John the Divine is a Tiffany original that has been in the First Baptist Church in Brattleboro for almost 100 years. Church leaders say they already have bids in the $70,000 range.

From the Desk of:  Steve Elliott, President, Grassfire.org Alliance

ObamaCare Numbers

Pelosi’s bill is being called the “worst bill ever” — with  over 1,000 instances of “taxes,” “regulations,” and other government-control key words. And she wants a vote this  week. See below and forward this message to your friends.

The Wall Street Journal is calling Nancy Pelosi’s 1,990-page  government takeover of healthcare the “worst piece of post-New  Deal legislation ever introduced.”

The Journal says it will create an “unrepealable middle class entitlement” that will cause taxes to “rise precipitously” and will result in “all medicine” being “rationed via politics.” The CBO cost estimate is coming in at $1.055 trillion and that’s just scratching the surface. The Journal says “ObamaCare will be lucky to cost under $2 trillion over 10 years; it will grow more after that.”

Bill is loaded with taxes, fines, penalties and regulations.  In case there was any doubt left that ObamaCare is a massive,
tax-increasing power grab, consider what our Grassfire research team unearthed about the words used in Pelosi’s bill:

–181 instances of “penalty” or “penalties”
–214 times “taxes” or “tax” is recorded
–82 usages of “fee” and “fees”

…A total of 486 times any form of the words penalty,  surcharge, tax, fine or fee are used!
–422 instances of “require,” “requires” or “required”
–78 times the words “obligation” or “obligated” occur
–219 usages of “regulation(s)”
–106 times “impose, imposed or imposes” are used

…A total of 609 times any form of the words impose, require,  mandate, obligation, license or regulation are used.

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About the Author

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Dave Davidson is the TIR artjournalism storyteller photographer and founder of Prezography.com (polite) presidential paparazzi with manners. He is the author of gobs of books including "Sarah Palin Inspires Me", "Huckisms" and "You May Be A TEApublican".




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