By Marc Morano Former President Al Gore's website was crashed by Matt Drudge's website on Tuesday afternoon. Gore's site was down from approximately 4:30 PM ET until about 6PM ET. The DrudgeReport.com linked to Gore's claim that "increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with... man-made global warming" at exactly 4:29pm ET. Gore's website crashed almost immediately following Drudge's link. The irony for Gore is that he has touted his role of "creating the Internet." "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet," Gore said during a March 9, 1999 CNN interview. It now appears the creator of the Internet's website is not able to handle traffic from the DrudgeReport.com.
The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled. Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday. “Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling. “Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re-imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said. President Barack Obama’s administration first halted offshore exploration in waters deeper than 500 feet in May, after the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the Louisiana coast led to a subsea blowout of a BP Plc well that spewed more than 4.1 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
“We conclude that the candidate neither meets the the municipal code’s requirement that he have ‘resided’ in Chicago for the year preceding the election in which he seeks to participate nor falls within any exception to the requirement.”
Some cities actually require their politicians to live there before running for Mayor and other offices.
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