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Hmmm. Let's subtract 5,000 from 5,000 and ....Hey, they got it all, amirite?
Associated Press:

Mark Proegler, a spokesman for oil giant BP PLC, said a mile-long tube inserted into a leaking pipe over the weekend is now capturing 210,000 gallons a day — the total amount the company and the Coast Guard have estimated is gushing into the sea — but some is still escaping. He would not say how much.

Several professors who have watched video of the leak have already said they believe the amount gushing out is much higher than the official estimates.

Proegler said the 210,000 gallons — 5,000 barrels — has always been just an estimate because there is no way of measuring how much is gushing from the seafloor.

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Speaking to his cabinet today, Part-time Gov. Mark Sanford of SC said that

King David "fell mightily, fell in very, very significant ways, but then picked up the pieces and built from there."

the quote as released by his office earlier this afternoon was almost the same:

I remain committed to rebuilding the trust that has been committed to me over the next 18 months, and it is my hope that I am able to follow the example set by David in Bible - who after his fall from grace humbly refocused on the work at hand. By doing so, I will ultimately better serve in every area of my life, and I am committed to doing so.

Yes, that King David, as in the Bible, and as in Jesus, the Son of David.

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[crossposted at Over the Line, Smokey!]

Laura: Uh, oh. That couple is breaking up.

George: They're breaking up? How do you know?

George: I don't understand things were going so great. What happened? Something must have happened.



How long did your longest break-up take?

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[cross-posted at Over the Line, Smokey!]

Jake Tapper is now tweeting that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has called in after going missing for 4 days. His staff's story about the A. Trail is pretty bizarre/shaky.  Seems that Sanford drove a state car to the Atlanta airport, but that doesn't square with the 'hiking' story. Sanford clearly was not telling anyone what he was up to, including his wife.

Regardless: Now the real investigation should begin: Why are all the 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls running into the ditch? Who's behind it all?

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Washington police and the FBI said the shooting appeared to have been the work of a single gunman, and there was no prior indication of the attack.

If James von Brunn is critically injured, how did the FBI interview him in a meaningful way? I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I think the FBI ought to be looking into James von Brunn's connections before issuing their statements. Am I wrong?
(I posted much of this in comment last nightto clammyc's diary)


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Via TPM:

The Minnesota election court has now commanded Norm Coleman to pay Al Franken $94,783.15 in itemized costs from the trial.

The Franken legal team had originally asked for $161,000, but the court rejected some of the claims as either not being sufficiently documented or not justified under the loser-pays provision of the election contest law.

But what about the "sore-loser pays double" provision? or is that something I just dreamed about? or the "horse dentures pays quadruple" provision? surely I can't have just imagined that?


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Luke Cole, co-founder of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment in San Francisco, has died in a vehicular accident in Uganda. Known to many as a birder.

Cole graduated from Stanford undergrad and then from Harvard Law School.  

The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment is a national environmental justice legal organization with offices in San Francisco and Delano, California. We provide legal and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color fighting environmental hazards.

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From his post in a tall guard tower somewhere in southern Arizona, former draft dodger representative Tom Tancredo(Bigot R-CO) has issued a research paper created at Stanford University's phallic learned Hoover Sucks Institution. The conclusion: Ricardo Montalban's advertising campaign initiated the decline and fall of Chrysler Corporation.


Does Ricardo Montalban have some 'splainin' to do?

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!@#$%^&&&* and that doesn't adequately express my anger.....

This diary is directed mainly at the "overlords" who decide where freedom of speech is limited on this site, because that is, frankly, where sudden and real behavior change originates.

And it needs to happen now.

Please, PLEASE ban those users who persistently refer to OB-Gyn physicians as primarily/simply "abortion doctors," "abortion providers", "abortion clinics", etc with or without modifiers like "late term."  George Tiller's life work was providing health care to women. He treated yeast infections, counseled women on birth control, diagnosed pregnancies, detected breast lumps, advised women on diet, treated endocrine and emotional problems, provided referrals for bowel, endocrine, psychiatric, kidney and other problems common to women.

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Fri May 29, 2009 at 05:24 PM PDT

La Raza=KKK, except ....

by seesdifferent

Some clown died and left Tom Tancredo his clown suit, minature bicycle and little honk-honk horn.

La Raza works for health care for its members, the KKK wanted blacks to know "what was good for them."
La Raza wants justice for its members, the KKK wanted blacks to "get what's coming to them."
La Raza wants its members to get an education, the KKK did things "that'll teach 'em."
La Raza encourages its members to vote, the KKK tried to keep blacks and Republicans from voting, using physical intimidation, assaults, cross burning, and murder.

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-- The last of Britain’s combat troops finished military operations in Iraq today, ending a six-year deployment at their base near Basra in the south of the country. troops at their home base....... About 400 British personnel will stay on after today, mainly to help train the Iraqi navy.

not without cost:

The war cost 179 British lives.

...The war and occupation of Iraq had cost the U.K. 6.5 billion pounds ($10.3 billion) as of March 2008, according to the Ministry of Defense.

And what about the good ole US of A? The Army Chief of Staff may have shot his mouth off....see below....

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As was widely expected, by a 6-1 vote the California Supreme Court this morning (via KRON in SF) upheld the voters' decision on Proposition 8:

Proposition 8 was a California ballot proposition [the organization sponsored the initiative] passed in the November 4, 2008, general election. It changed the state Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples and eliminated same-sex couples' right to marry, thereby overriding portions of the ruling of In re Marriage Cases. The measure added a new section (7.5) to Article I, which reads: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."[1][2][3] California's State Constitution put the measure into immediate effect on November 5, the day after the election.[4] The proposition did not affect the existing domestic partnerships in California.[5]

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