Archive for: March, 2013

Article V Convention To Amend Constitution Pushed By Several States

Article V Convention To Amend Constitution Pushed By Several States

Its a great thing if we call to term a constitutional convention. Especially to get money out of politics, BUT It’s a REALLY bad thing when its the states of Indiana, Georgia, and Kansas calling for it. -Poliblogger John Celock john.celock@huffingtonpost.com Posted: 03/25/2013 5:47 pm EDT  |  Updated: 03/25/2013 6:04 pm EDT At least three states are seeking to force a constitutional convention to consider changes to the founding document. Indiana, Georgia and Kansas have proposed a convention under the Constitution’s Article V, which allows two-thirds of the states to call a convention. The states’ reasons range from balancing the federal budget to overhauling […]

 
 

Aaron Swartz Prosecutor Carmen Ortiz Admonished In 2004 For Aggressive Tactic

Aaron Swartz Prosecutor Carmen Ortiz Admonished In 2004 For Aggressive Tactic

Maybe the Government workers who are supposed to be for justice for all will finally be held accountable when they only provide justice for some. -Poliblogger. Zach Carter zach.carter@huffingtonpost.com     WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, under fire over her office’s aggressive prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, was admonished by a federal appeals court in 2004 for advocating a harsher jail term for a defendant than she had promised him in a plea-bargain agreement, according to a court document. Ortiz, a potential candidate for Massachusetts governor or the federal judiciary prior to Swartz’s January suicide, has come under […]

 
 

Giant judo champion: Celine Dion puts me in the zone

Giant judo champion: Celine Dion puts me in the zone

(CNN) — Inspirational music has long served to focus the mind of some of the world’s greatest sporting stars. Retired swimming champion Michael Phelps swore by the grizzly bark of rapper DMX, while former England footballer Stuart Pearce was known to crank out the snarling punk of the Sex Pistols. For giant judo champion Teddy Riner, however, the motivational music of choice is something altogether more sensitive. “The moments before the fight, I put my headphones on to enter into the zone,” Riner told CNN’s Human to Hero series. via Giant judo champion: Celine Dion puts me in the zone […]

 
 

Kid at NBA Game + Unbridled Enthusiasm = Awesome

Kid at NBA Game + Unbridled Enthusiasm = Awesome

Someone get this kid Beer! – Poliblogger Sometimes in life, when things aren’t going your way, you just have to accept that these were the cards you were dealt and move on. But somtimes, the cards you were dealt happen to include excitable kids in pink polos having the times of their lives. Those are pretty much the best cards. via Kid at NBA Game + Unbridled Enthusiasm = Greatest GIF Ever from Look What I Found.

 
 

Former Bush Aide Pushes ‘Conservative Case’ For Gay Marriage : NPR

Former Bush Aide Pushes ‘Conservative Case’ For Gay Marriage : NPR

Civil rights are conservative in their nature, so I look forward to seeing this element of the political platform embraced. -Poliblogger One hundred thirty-one prominent Republicans have signed a pro-same-sex marriage legal brief that is clearly at odds with the House GOP leadership and the party’s platform in the most recent election. Because of the prominence of the signers, the brief stands out among the more than 150 friend-of-the-court briefs filed in two same-sex marriage cases to be argued at the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The man who rounded up the group is Ken Mehlman, the former political director […]

 
 

Amid Fears of Releases, U.S. Cedes Prisons to Afghanistan

Amid Fears of Releases, U.S. Cedes Prisons to Afghanistan

One thing I never understood is why we as a nation are in the business of detaining any other citizenry in the world other then those who come here to do harm to us. In War we are supposed to do nothing more then decimate the opposition, and it takes Congress to authorize this. Why oh WHY are we the tax payers paying for this? -Poliblogger By ROD NORDLAND and ALISSA J. RUBIN Published: March 25, 2013 BAGRAM, Afghanistan — The American military formally transferred all but “a small number” of the Afghan prisoners at the Bagram Prison to the Afghan government on […]

 
 

‘Heard NY’ Brings Dancing Horses to Grand Central Terminal

‘Heard NY’ Brings Dancing Horses to Grand Central Terminal

‘Heard NY’ Brings Dancing Horses to Grand Central Terminal By MELENA RYZIK Published: March 24, 2013 Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times The artist Nick Cave at Grand Central Terminal on Sunday. It’s part of “Heard NY,” a site-specific performance by the Chicago artist Nick Cave, in collaboration with dancers from the Ailey School. Mr. Cave, known for his Soundsuits — costumelike sculptures that make noise as they move — has created the life-size horses out of colorful raffia. Each fits two dancers and rustles like a corn field when the herd “grazes” in Vanderbilt Hall or suddenly breaks […]

 
 

‘Planetarium’ at Brooklyn Academy of Music

‘Planetarium’ at Brooklyn Academy of Music

A Spectacle With Something for Everyone, Even Poor Neglected Pluto ‘Planetarium’ at Brooklyn Academy of Music   By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM   Published: March 24, 2013 Toward the end of the first half of Friday evening’s performance of “Planetarium” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, during a string quartet arrangement of a song called “Year of the Boar” by the singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, the violinist Ben Russell let loose with a wild riff. His finger slithered up and down the fingerboard producing electric guitarlike squeals while the other members of the quartet — Nadia Sirota (viola), Clarice Jensen (cello) and […]

 
 

Environmental Journalists Discuss the Year Ahead in Energy and Environment News

Environmental Journalists Discuss the Year Ahead in Energy and Environment News

Environmental Journalists Discuss the Year Ahead in Energy and Environment News By Carolyn Lamere  // Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Environmental desks at newspapers around the world may be on the defensive, but the stories are only getting bigger. On January 25, six environmental journalists from Bloomberg, EnergyWire, Public Radio International, the Associated Press, and the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media gathered at the Wilson Center for a panel cosponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Society of Environmental Journalists to discuss what to watch for in the coming year, from President’s Obama’s mention of […]

 
 

Isikoff: Bush administration was determined to go to war

Isikoff: Bush administration was determined to go to war

So Inquiring minds want to know Mr. Holder…. When will there be an Arrest? Isikoff: Bush administration was determined to go to war — MSNBC. Isikoff: Bush administration was determined to go to war   Johanna Hoecker 2:54 PM on 03/17/2013 As the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war approaches, Michael Isikoff, co-author of  Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, is offering insight on the Bush administration’s steps to overthrow Saddam Hussein. “There was a determination to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein from the moment that 9/11 took place,” Isikoff said to Alex […]