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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (C) visits the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, 350 km (217 miles) south of Tehran, April 8, 2008

Not really shocking.

Iran has now built up a stockpile of enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb, United Nations officials acknowledged on Thursday.

In a development that comes as the Obama administration is drawing up its policy on negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear programme, UN officials said Iran had produced more nuclear material than previously thought.

They said Iran had now accumulated more than one tonne of low enriched uranium hexafluoride at a facility in Natanz. If such a quantity were further enriched it could produce more than 20kg of fissile material – enough for a bomb.

“It appears that Iran has walked right up to the threshold of having enough low enriched uranium to provide enough raw material for a single bomb,” said Peter Zimmerman, a former chief scientist of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

The new figures come in a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, released on Thursday.

This revealed that Iran’s production of low enriched uranium had previously been underestimated.

Iran has been stalling in negotiations for years and the United Nations hs been ineffective in stopping Iran from pursuing their nuclear ambitions.

Bush punted the ball to Obama.

Now, Obama wants to talk with Iran – as worthless as the United Nations. More appeasement of the Mullahs.

Flap wonders how long Israel plans to wait before bombing Iranian nuclear facilities?


Kum Ba Yah Ahmadinejad

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Republican California State Senator Abel Maldonado voted to increase California taxes this morning and a group has already formed to recall him from office this afternoon. The website is here.

Action against Maldonado continues.

A Facebook group has already been formed: Never Elect Abel Maldonado To Anything, Ever Again

Shame on you, Abel.

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Graphic courtesy of the John and Ken Show – Anthony Adams is the third head from the left between Abel Maldonado and Roy Ashburn

California GOP Assemblyman Anthony Adams from Hesperia voted for the Big-5/Big Tax California State budget this early AM and is already scrambling to be re-elected in 2010.

Republican Assemblyman Anthony Adams cast his “aye” budget vote at dawn today with full knowledge that, as he has said, “this will probably be the end of a political career for me.”

But that doesn’t mean the Hesperia Republican plans to go down without a fight. The second-term assemblyman spent much of Wednesday trolling the Capitol corridors, folder in hand, gathering endorsements from his caucus for his 2010 reelection.

“I think it’s important that people know that my caucus is supportive — that I’m not making any decision lightly,” Adams said on his way into a GOP member’s office Wednesday. “I’m also not making a decision outside the realm of our caucus. I’m not out there by myself or trying to engage in something that does not have the support of my caucus.”

This morning, Adams joined Assembly GOP leader Mike Villines and Assemblyman Roger Niello, R-Fair Oaks, as the three GOP votes needed, along with every Democrat, to pass the $40 billion budget deficit package in the lower house. The plan includes $15 billion in spending cuts, $12.8 billion in temporary tax increases, and $11.4 billion in borrowing.

By the time of the vote, Adams had gathered signed 2010 endorsements from every single Republican in the Assembly.

“While all the members may not feel the same way that I do about the matter, they are still very supportive of me and know that I’m doing this on principle and not for some giveaway or something like that,” Adams said.

A recall effort against him is already afoot.

Say good bye, moron.

If you are NOT recalled, you will have a GOP primary challenger in June 2010 to which you will lose. Plus, John and Ken will impale you today on Los Angeles radio.

anthony adams head

You can run but you cannot hide.

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The Sacramento Bee had this tax calculator on how the Big-5/Big Tax California State Budget would affect your personal taxes the other day.

And, now it has been revised reflecting changes made this morning by the California Legislature.

The Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are considering a budget package that includes tax increases. Use this calculator to see how the tax increases under consideration could affect your household. Click on a new cell or hit the calculate button when done and the totals will change.

By the way, when you see how much in taxes you will have to pay this year, remember it was California State Senator Abel Maldonado who made it all possible.


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