Ronald Reagan, Sonny & Cher

Two great late Republicans doing what they do best… entertain… with Cher. Sonny Bono of course is well known for getting Barbara Boxer elected…. by dividing the 1992 Republican Senate primary into a 3 way race, leading to Bruce Herschensohn winning the Republican nomination and former Stanford Law Prof, and current UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Dean Tom Campbell (and Sonny) losing to Bruce. Bruce of course lost to Barbara. No Sonny… Tom wins, Boxer loses. and click here to read why Tom voted to impeach President Clinton as a Congressman in 1999.

Jon Stewart on President Clinton’s appearance with Chris Wallace of Fox’s Conservative Opinion Station and other important stuff — like the Clinton Global Inititative

You can visit Fox News Web site or do a You Tube search for the full conversation. Fox has removed a number of copies from You Tube. For

now that I have you attention….

Here is a video on the Clinton Global Initiative

Clinton Global Inititative Intro Video

President Clinton’s Closing Speech at the annual meeting for the Clinton Global Inititative

President Clinton discussing the Clinton Global Inititative with Jon Stewart last week.

And now for some celebs and business people at the conference… first the celebs…

Chris Tucker at the Clinton Global Inititative meeting

Don Cheadle at the Clinton Global Inititative meeting

VC John Doerr at the Clinton Global Inititative meeting

Siemens AG CEO Klaus Kleinfeld at the Clinton Global Inititative meeting

Thanks to You Tube user clintonglobal for the videos.

Peace – Tim

Yucca Mountain Johnny Lives

I was reading the editorial page of the Las Vegas Review Journal and…. Great News for young people who want to learn about nuclear waste. Yucca Mountain Johnny gets to stay on the Department of Energy’s Youth Mountain Zone Site. Nevada Democratic Representative Shelley Berkley tried to have Yucca Mountain’s mascot removed. But smarter heads took a vote and stopped the removal of the lovable Yucca Mountain Johnny. It is sad that a Nevada representative tried to have this removed, as kids need to learn this stuff, especially in Nevada where the young people will be living with nuclear waste for years to come.

And what if people could die? Well as Miss Nevada Crystal Wosik says “we just have to take one for the team” and take nation’s nuclear waste

A few comments on the Yucca Mountain Youth Zone site: the high-school and middle school exams are the same, and clicking on the correct answers link will not give you he answers. There are many broken links on the site, and it would be nice if they gave more information on the alternatives, such as burying the waste in the polar ice caps (not chosen because of possible climate change – btw: I don’t understand who at the Department of Energy is trying to scare Americans with the statement (“potential effect of future climate changes on the stability and size of polar ice masses” (see Paul Krugman’s column on this as well )) about possible climate changes, stop it!) or under the ocean floor (we seem to be restricted by an international treaty here – but that treaty ends in 2018, when we can reexamine this idea) or sending it into space (too high a risk). And I finished one of the puzzles in -57 minutes and 13 seconds. Not too bad. Rather than changing the mascot, they should spend some more time fixing the site and the dead-links on the site… or maybe doing the full testing of the actual storage site before declaring that it will be used.

Puzzle finished in negative time (-57 minutes and 13 seconds) just like some of the safety testing done on Yucca Mountain. And is that a prickly pear or little mini nuclear explosions in the desert… can’t really tell

Here is more Yucca Mountain news from the Law Vegas Review Journal who normally support the President but in this case thought Representative Berkley was right. Okay enough on cartoons for today.

Peace – Tim