May 192011

Many Cordova residents would like to move into FEMA trailers and out of tents, however a city ordinance won’t allow the mobile homes to move in.Cordova Mayor Jack Scott doesn’t believe that the temporary FEMA trailers are actually temporary and doesn’t want his town turning into a mobile home park


May 192011

These maps highlight active tornado and severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. Watches are depicted by an outline of a given area where the atmosphere is conducive for the development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

Warnings are depicted by solid-colored red or yellow polygons. They pinpoint an area where there is an active severe thunderstorm in progress.

Interactive Weather Map

Forecast for Friday, May 20

AR west – 3
IA west – 3
{{ KS southeast, central – 5
KS northeast – 6 }}}
MO west – 3
MT southeast – 2
NE southeast – 4
{{{ OK east – 5
OK central 4 to 5
TX north-central, northeast – 5 }}}
TX central – 4
WY northeast – 2
other areas – less than 2

Current Warnings:

Severe Studios

— Tornado Warning for Lincoln and Russell County in KS until 5:45pm CDT.

— Tornado Warning for Caddo and Kiowa County in OK until 5:45pm CDT.

* * * Tornado reported near Dorrance, KS

SvrWxChaser Bart Comstock

— Storms near Greensburg, KS have little tornado threat but are producing damaging straight line winds and should be taken seriously

~ By now you know the drill – Watch Comments for Updates…

May 192011

For some who’ve lost everything in the tornados, that included their eye-glasses. Now they’re getting the opportunity to have them replaced for free.

May 192011

PLEASANT GROVE – The recovery in Alabama continues for thousands of families who have lost so much. Lisa Crane is in Pleasant Grove with a unique view of how that city has changed since the tornadoes

May 192011

Story about why Jefferson County chose a private contractor over the Corps of Engineers and how much it will cost taxpayers.County Commissioner said the move was cheaper and more efficient.

May 192011

…Based on 1967 Borders

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Netanyahu Rejects Obama’s Calls to Pull Back, Calls ’67 Borders ‘Indefensible’…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu swiftly rejected President Obama’s call Thursday for Israel to pull back to the borders that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War, calling those lines militarily “indefensible.”

Obama, in a sweeping address tackling the uprisings in the Middle East and the stalled peace process, stunned Washington and Jerusalem by endorsing Palestinians’ demand for their own state based on the pre-1967 borders. The break with longstanding U.S. policy appeared to immediately aggravate the Israelis, who want the borders of any future Palestinian state determined through negotiations.

In a statement released late Thursday, Netanyahu said such a withdrawal would jeopardize Israel’s security and leave major West Bank settlements outside Israeli borders.

The U.S. had previously endorsed the concept of a Palestinian state, but not the demand for permanent pre-1967 borders, with mutually agreed land swaps. The declaration comes ahead of a meeting in Washington between Obama and Netanyahu.

“The status quo is unsustainable,” Obama said. “A lasting peace will involve two states for two peoples.”

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If you want to read the Blah-Blah Raw Data: Text of President Obama’s Mideast Speechclick image:

Thanks to Char for this video!

* I am Israel *

Thanks to BlackieSM for this image

May 192011
assume position

:: Gassing Up with Obama ::

Gulf Oil CEO: Decision on Meeting Chair Hurts OPEC’s Credibility

Joe Petrowski on reports that Iranian president chairing next OPEC meeting, gas prices

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will head the upcoming OPEC meeting in Vienna in his capacity as the country’s caretaker oil minister, state media reported Wednesday.

Ahmadinejad dismissed Oil Minister Masoud Mirkazemi last week as part of a Cabinet restructuring plan under which the government is required to merge eight ministries into four. The move puts him temporarily at the helm of the country’s most vital sector. Iran also holds the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ rotating presidency this year.

Read more at Forbes…

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he has temporarily assumed the duties of the oil ministry, as the oil cartel OPEC prepares for a biannual meeting in Vienna.

~ I JUST have to say when you combine this and “They Live” Obama to Renew Muslim Outreach & offer aid to reformers something so very wrong is going on under our very noses! ~ JP

May 192011

Gas prices continue to climb at a steady rate. Rather than drilling and taking action to stop the crisis at the pump, the Obama Administration is busy telling Americans what they should do.

May 192011

— News you WANT to read…Digital media & images- All in one spot!

~ Just Piper News Ticker… Look JUST to your right…

:: Trucks Crammed with Illegal Immigrants Bound for U.S. ::

Mexican police say they found 513 people packed inside 2 trucks heading to U.S.

Top row, L-R: IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

— FOX…IMF Boss Quits Amid Sex Scandal, Makes Bail Bid – Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigns from IMF as his attorneys take another stab at getting him out of jail.

Read the Resignation Letter

Nations Battle to Pick New IMF Chief

— CDC…Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse – There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e.

SEE ~ JP’s Featured Post for more: ~ CDC Warns Public About ‘Zombie Apocalypse

{Well, DOH!} California Congressman Blasts Navy For Naming Ship After Cesar Chavez

— FOX…Lawmakers to Obama: Hire More Government Watchdogs…A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pressing the White House to hire some inspectors general.

—> Obama Puts Immigration in Congress’ Court…With a re-election campaign looming, President Obama is pushing Congress to overhaul the immigration system, but lawmakers seems to have little appetite to take on the issue.

—…{Have YOU Heard?} Air Force One aborts landing attempt in Connecticut…Air Force One executed a missed approach as it neared its first destination, Bradley International Airport outside Hartford.

— Business Insider (Breaking Now}…LinkedIn has just opened up 90%, a huge pop.

And this comes after LinkedIn’s bankers jacked up the IPO price by 30% given strong demand by institutional investors? Did LinkedIn’s investment bankers screw the company’s investors by underpricing the IPO and greasing the palms of the big institutional money managers who bought ahead of time?

:: Rachel Maddow’s Animated Version Of Newt Gingrich ::

~ You be the Judge…Gritting my teeth personally:

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Read it here…

— Media Matters camPAIN…It’s time to drop Fox.

“I believe no responsible company should support Fox News’ reckless vitriol, deliberate misinformation and political activism with advertising dollars.”

Run by George Soros…Although they deny targeting FOX, we all know better. So if anyone’s funding should be cut, it is his groups like Media Matters! ~JP

~ And it seems The Secret Service Agrees with them…

— Examiner…How GE’s green lobbying is killing U.S. factory jobs – WINCHESTER, VA–“Government did us in,” says Dwayne Madigan, whose job will terminate when General Electric closes its factory next July. Madigan makes a product that will soon be illegal to sell in the U.S. – a regular incandescent bulb. Two years ago, his employer, GE, lobbied in favor of the law that will outlaw the bulbs.

— CFP (Britain hit- US next?)…The new era of green taxes…Climate change targets to cost every household £500 a year

—> Chicago Breaking News…Automatic rate hikes tossed from Illinois energy bill…Lawmakers will instead seek shorter rate review period

:: ‘Great southern cicada brood’ expected to miss Chicago ::


May 192011

Taking on a big song…

A beautiful song, done that, sounds like Lee Ann but sorry, not as good. Lauren JUST does not stand out, she does have physical beauty but that gets you JUST so far…