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Not so clean…

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Well,  well  — the CEO of  LightSquared has  abruptly resigned,  just days after the  FCC suspended conditional approval of a waiver the company needed to complete its high-speed broadband network. Until recently,  the  final approval appeared imminent despite the military’s warning that the network would interfere with military operations,  which has been known for quite a long time.

It appears the Daily Caller’s reporting on emails and documents indicating political ties and numerous meetings between LightSquared and Obama administration officials as the company was undergoing regulatory review are the proximate cause of the resignation,  though none of that was mentioned.

Sanjiv Ahuja will remain as chairman of the board.  But a new appointee to the LightSquared board is Philip Falcone,  the CEO of Harbinger Capital Partners,  which created LightSquared from its predecessor,  SkyTerra.   Such an intertwined bunch of companies and people seems to be the norm among the cronies of His Oneness and big donors to the Democrats…

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February 29, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Oetzi the Iceman…

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The 5,300-year-old  corpse found in the  permafrost of the Italian Alps in 1991  had a few health challenges,  including Lyme disease and a bad ticker,  according to a new report.   As technology continues to advance,  we may one day be able to determine definitively whether he was murdered.

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February 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

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Another do as I say…

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…not as I do.   Perhaps Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction realized the governors wouldn’t be satisfied with  the very healthy  but not so tasty lunch menu for that day.  Of course,  she was joining the governors for dinner…

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February 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

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Obama the racist…

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If you recall,  His Oneness was quick to have John McCain branded a racist for criticizing Obama.  His minions have already begun doing it again.  Now Obama has called on churches to support him,  and launched an  “African  Americans for Obama” group.

In 2008,  the Obama campaign sent out hordes of representative to black churches every Sunday to brainwash congregations,  cheerfully paying preachers for the ears of their captive audiences.  That Obama feels this new,  additional step is necessary tells me that he fears his betrayals have not gone unnoticed.

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February 28, 2012 at 10:45 am

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Cold art…

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Lacking any artistic talent myself,  I am quick to appreciate it in others.    I especially like that Simon Beck not only  creates the art,   but also photographs it for us to see.

UPDATE:  Some  more photos,  courtesy of Debby Witt at The Corner.

 

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February 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm

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Budget buffoonery…

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Now that the smoke has cleared from the hearings on the budget presented by His Oneness,  we don’t have to look through anything thicker than some fog and a few weeds to see the real truth —   Obama and the Democrats have not the slightest intention of doing anything about the deficit except expanding it.  And Treasury Secretary Geithner thinks he’s being clever when  he admits the new  budget doesn’t touch the problem,  but they don’t like Rep. Paul Ryan’s sensible plan.

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February 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

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Apology not accepted…

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His Oneness apologizing for the improper destruction of desecrated Korans has gotten more American soldiers killed.  Charles Krauthammer says what  should have been done.

UPDATE:  The apology was so helpful,  the rioting  has spread to  other countries.

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February 26, 2012 at 11:11 pm