Friday, July 12: Philadelphia, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Palin, Backmann and Hate Crimes
Sarah Palin & Rep. Michele Bachmann will star as the headline speakers next February for the First National Tea Party Convention, in Nashville, TN, and it's being reported tickets “are available for the bargain price of $549.” In a related story that Palin and Bachmann would love, a Tinley Park woman named Kenney allegedly tried to pull a headscarf off a Muslim woman while the two were grocery shopping. Police Comdr. Pat McCain says Kenney said something disparaging to the woman in regards to a Muslim being responsible for the massacre at Fort Hood two days earlier. Kenney then allegedly tried to pull off the woman's hijab (headscarf).
China announced today that Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the Copenhagen climate summit and that China will commit to reducing its carbon intensity by 40 to 45 percent from 2005 levels by 2020. Of course China has always talked a good line, while often doing the opposite. On the one hand, they're building solar panels faster than any nation in the world; on the other hand, they're building a new coal-fired power plant every week.