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Reader Selected News, Week Nov 3 – Nov 9

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 2nd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

23 Responses to “Reader Selected News, Week Nov 3 – Nov 9”

  1. canary says:

    Senator Inhofe Informant: Benghazi, 52 days later

    Nov 2 2012

    Dear friends,

    It has been fifty-two days since the abhorrent attacks on our U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya claiming the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Within days of the attack, my office was hearing from sources inside the Pentagon and State Department that evidence pointed towards a planned terrorist attack in coordination with the 9/11/01 anniversary. Yet for weeks following, the President and his administration fed the public extraneous talking points, calling the attack “spontaneous” and a result of a YouTube video that had posted in June with a mere 55,000 views prior to Sept. 12th.

    Such an attack raises concerning questions about our intelligence gathering, the security provided to the Ambassador and these U.S. missions, the security response by the host nations, and the efforts being made against those responsible. Almost two months later, the Commander-in-Chief has not addressed a single one of these concerns. His Democrats in the Senate have also given him cover by ignoring my continued calls for hearings in the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

    My colleagues and I have only been given inadequate briefings since that dreadful day that provided less information than what was being leaked to the press. In the past week, a hand-full of journalists have continued to uncover damning information that should raise red flags for all Americans:

    On Oct. 24, FOX News reports they have obtained email alerts sent from the State Department to the White House on Sept. 11 holding information that Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamist group with al Qaeda sympathies, had claimed responsibility for the Benghazi attack a few hours before the attack even occurred.
    On Oct. 31, FOX News reports they have obtained a classified cable dated Aug. 16 that the State Department’s senior security offices (RSO) did not believe the Benghazi consulate could withstand a ‘coordinated attack.’
    On Nov. 1, CBS News reports that during the Benghazi attack, the Obama Administration did not convene the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG), the top interagency counterterrorism resource.
    On Nov. 1, Foreign Policy Magazine reports its obtained letters from the consulate expressing concern for “troubling “ surveillance and frustration for the Libyan government failing to fulfill requests for additional security.

    It’s unfortunate the Obama Administration has punted and deferred answers on this event in an apparent attempt to run out the clock until Election Day. It’s time the President answers why he wasn’t attending regular intelligence briefings in the months leading up the Benghazi attack, and give account to his location and involvement the night the attack unfolded. We have pictures of him when the SEALs reported the capturing of Osama Bin Laden. Where are his live action shots of his first-hand involvement with handling Benghazi?

    The President’s foreign policy failures and lack of leadership have put America at greater risk. As a nation, we must lead rom a position of strength rather than from a position of weakness.


    Jim Inhofe


    These officials need to speak out now and loud before Hillary the witch makes them disappear.

  2. River0 says:

    ZerObama told a crowd today that, “Voting is the best revenge.” Nothing better illustrates the difference between us and the Demonicrat Party than this statement. Revenge and punishment is at the root of all ‘progressive’/crypto-Marxist ideals and policies. Globally, they’re motivated by envy and jealousy; using Utopian rhetoric as a cynical ploy to attract the feeble-minded and very young. Those Utopian schemes have all failed.

    Romney, on the other hand, responded to ZerObama and called for people to vote for love of their country:


  3. canary says:

    Jordan Frees Six Al-Qaida who killed U.S. Diplomat & envoy
    following Obama’s inaction in to U.S. Americans murdered in Bengazi Libya attack..

    WorldTribune: Jordan frees Al Qaida operative tied to killing of U.S. envoy

    Nov 2 2012

    AMMAN — Jordan, regarded as one of the most pro-American states in
    the Middle East, has pardoned an Al Qaida operative linked to the
    assassination of a U.S. diplomat.

    King Abdullah issued a decree that freed six Al Qaida operatives jailed
    for plotting attacks on Western and other targets in Iraq and Jordan.

    One of those released was identified as Mohammed Issa Damas, sentenced to 15 years for helping assassinate Laurence Foley, a senior official of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Amman in 2002.

    “The king has instructed the government to take the necessary legal
    measures to free the six convicts,” the royal palace said.

    “This is a welcome step,” the Salafist movement said.
    arthiya, Ahmed Rayan, Mustafi Siyam and Tareq Zakarneh.

    Siyam had been sentenced to life upon conviction of planning to
    assassinate a Jordanian intelligence officer in 2002.

    The release came amid a crackdown on Al Qaida elements within the more
    than 200,000 refugees from Syria. On Oct. 30, authorities arrested 61
    Syrians found in a convoy in the southern province of Maan. Officials said
    the Syrians were suspected of trying to smuggle weapons and equipment for
    the Sunni revolt.


  4. canary says:

    The Guardian: Islamist rebels vow assault on Malian capital if international forces attack

    by Afua Hirsch in Bamako
    guardian.co.uk, Oct 29 2012

    Oumar Ould Hamaha, head of security for the Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao) claimed that rebels have recruited thousands of new fighters and warned that intervention would galvanise[sic] the international jihadist movement.

    “If an international or Malian military force attacks us, we will take Bamako in 24 hours,” Hamaha said in a telephone interview. “The international community is slow to strike because it knows that if it does, it will spark a worldwide jihad.

    “Plans for a military intervention do not diminish in any way our determination to promote jihad,” Hamaha added. “We are convinced that with the help of Allah we will defeat any army coming. We have the support of the local people, and we have people from all parts of Africa coming to join us. We are ready to die.”

    The defiant rhetoric from Mujao – which together with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Ansar Dine control the northern two-thirds of Mali, including military bases, airports and several towns – came as US secretary of state Hillary Clinton arrived in Algeria to rally support for intervention.

    Mali is working on plans involving troops from the Mali army and west Africa regional bloc ECOWAS, with training, logistics and intelligence support from France, the US and other countries.

    But military action would probably require the support of Algeria, which initially opposed intervention.

    The role of the US in combatting[sic] AQIM in northern Mali has been a source of controversy in recent weeks.

    “We don’t recognise any government in Bamako,” Hamaha added. “The minister of defence[sic] called me to talk about negotiating towards a secular state. I told him it’s sharia or the sword. No sharia, no dialogue. Our mission is straight. There is no negotiation to be had.”

    Algeria’s president Abdelaziz Bouteflika shakes hands with US secretary of state Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton presses Algerian president on Mali conflict – video

    The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, meets the Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to discuss the current problems in Mali


  5. canary says:

    Hillary Clinton Hailing & Encouraging protestors in Iran to overthrow Iranian government, just as the people did in Egypt and Libya.

    The Telegraph: Iran: Hillary Clinton hails ‘courage’ of protests

    Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, hailed the “courage” and “aspirations” of anti-government protests in Iran, calling on Tehran to follow Egypt’s example.


    Oh….I get it. Obama claims he inherited 2 wars, but he wants to stand out in history as president over World War III. To think he accused Bush of manifesto destiny.

  6. captstubby says:

    World’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, finishes final voyage

    Published November 04, 2012

    | Associated Press

    ABOARD THE USS ENTERPRISE – The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier ended its remarkable career at sea on Sunday when it pulled into its home port for the final time after participating in every major conflict since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

    The USS Enterprise began shutting down its eight nuclear reactors almost as soon as it arrived at its pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, where thousands of cheering family members and friends welcomed the ship home from its 25th and final deployment after nearly eight months at sea. The ship will never move on its own power again and will eventually be scrapped in Washington state, making its final voyage a sentimental one for those who have sailed aboard “The Big E.”

    Those who have served on the ship have a unique camaraderie. It is the second-oldest ship in the Navy after the USS Constitution, and its age has frequently shown. Sailors who work on the Enterprise have a saying: “There’s tough, then there’s Enterprise tough.”

    Things frequently break down, and spare parts for a ship that’s the only one in its class aren’t made anymore.

    “She’s just old, so you got to work around her,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Danielle Almaraz, an electronic technician. “We have to make our own parts sometimes because it just doesn’t exist.”

    Some of the ship’s original crewmembers from 51 years ago — known as plank owners — were among the 1,500 civilians who joined the Enterprise for its last two days at sea, known as a Tiger Cruise.

    “This is the end of an era that I helped start, so I was just honored that the captain invited me on board. There’s no way I’d turn that down,” said original crew member Ray Godfrey of Colorado Springs, Colo.

    The aircraft carrier is the eighth U.S. ship to bear the name Enterprise, with the first one being confiscated from the British by Benedict Arnold in 1775. Current sailors and alumni like Godfrey are lobbying to have a future carrier also named Enterprise. The ship’s crew created a time capsule to be passed along to each Navy secretary until a new ship carries its name.



    USS Enterprise

    United States of America

    In watercraft, the prefix “USS” or “U.S.S.” (“United States Ship”) is applied to ships commissioned by and for the United States Navy. Private citizens also use the name unofficially.

    Continental Navy

    Two ships of the Continental Navy were named Enterprise:

    USS Enterprise (1775) armed sloop (18 May 1775 – 7 July 1777), the first American ship to bear the name served on Lake Champlain

    Enterprise (1776) schooner (20 December 1776 – February 1777), the second American ship to bear this name served on Chesapeake Bay during the Revolutionary War.

    United States Navy

    Six ships of the United States Navy have been named Enterprise:

    USS Enterprise (1799) 12-gun schooner / 14-gun brig (17 December 1799 – 9 July 1823), the third ship to bear this name, was built as schooner, and later rerigged as a brig. She fired the first shots in the First Barbary War against the Tripolitanian ship Tripoli

    USS Enterprise (1831) 10-gun schooner (15 December 1831 – 24 June 1844), the fourth ship to bear this name

    USS Enterprise (1874) barque-rigged screw sloop (16 March 1877 – 1 October 1909), the fifth ship to bear this name

    USS Enterprise (SP-790) motor yacht (1917–1919), the sixth ship to bear this name, was non-commissioned, serving in the Second Naval District during World War I

    USS Enterprise (CV-6) Yorktown-class aircraft carrier (12 May 1938 – 17 February 1947), the seventh ship to bear this name, served with unparalleled distinction in World War II, becoming the most-decorated vessel in the history of the U.S. Navy.

    USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Enterprise-class aircraft carrier (25 November 1961 – Present), the eighth ship to bear this name, is a unique design, and the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. It is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2013.

    As of June 6, 2011, there was a petition circulating online to eventually name CVN-80 as “USS Enterprise”.[1]

    U.S. Navy building

    USS Enterprise (BLDG 7115), commissioned building (27 May 2005 – June 2011), this building was the orientation “ship” for students in Great Lakes but is currently scheduled for demolition.

    Other American vessels

    Enterprise, a steamboat that participated in the Battle of New Orleans and then demonstrated for the first time by her epic 2,200-mile voyage from New Orleans to Brownsville, Pennsylvania that steamboat commerce was practical on America’s western rivers.

    Enterprise (balloon), a balloon used by the Union Army during the American Civil War.

    Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101), the first Space Shuttle Orbiter, used for test flights in earth atmosphere, landing procedures, and ground tests between 1975 and 1985.

    USTS Kennedy (T-AK-5059), former USTS Enterprise (2003–2008), SS Cape Bon (1985–2003), and SS Velma Lykes (1967–1985). Currently a training ship at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, which renamed it after the 1874 Enterprise (the Academy’s first training ship) before renaming it after the Kennedy Family.

    Star Trek

    In the fictional Star Trek universe, there have been a number of starships named Enterprise (where the designation refers to United Federation of Planets Star Ship rather than United States Ship.

    with the Liberal News Media running non stop, full speed ahead,to reelect the Commander [ campaigner] in Chief, to not honor Her in someway would not surprise anyone in the lest.

    “When the American Fleet appears on the horizon…”

    was all it took to put a stop to many situations.

    a ration of that Wild Turkey will be served tonight

    in memory of her remarkable service to our Country.

  7. wirenut says:

    Thank you Captstubby! Just the name Enterprise gives this grey lady her magnificence. To all that serve and to all
    that have been aboard her, Thanks! What a true test of what a free nation can do.

  8. canary says:

    Obama has police haul of protestors at Ohio rally.

    Yahoo News: Protesters removed from Obama rally after shouting during speech

    By Chris Moody – Nov 5 2012

    Protester at Obama campaign in Cincinnati rally hauled away by police. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — At least two protesters were removed from a rally for President Barack Obama here Sunday after they interrupted his speech by shouting from the bleachers.

    A few moments into Obama’s address at the University of Cincinnati basketball arena, a man seated in the upper rafters stood up and began shouting down the president about abortion. He held up a sign upside down that read “This Moral Wrong Should Never Be A Constitutional Right” and continued yelling, but the crowd of 13,500 drowned him out with a chant of “Four more years!” The incident forced the president to stop his speech and the man continued shouting until five police offers hauled him out of the arena. When Obama began speaking again, another man on the other side of the arena tried to shout him down again, but was quickly escorted out.

    “These might have been some Tennessee Titans fans who were mad about the Bears beating them really badly today,” Obama joked, before resuming his speech.

    While he played the piano, Wonder went on to discuss abortion policy before continuing his set.

    With that, he and his band perform “A Time to Love.”

    Obama will return to the state Monday for a final rally in Columbus.


    Interesting pics. Obama looks like a nut.

  9. canary says:

    Obama’s green turbine bubble in Colorado and all across the country.

    AP: Jobs dwindle during green power debate

    By Nicholas Riccardi Nov 5 2012

    DENVER (AP) — An eerie quiet has settled over the Walker Components plant, which assembles custom cables for a global wind turbine company. Orders are down from earlier in the year and one-third of its employees have been laid off this year.

    “At the beginning of this year we just didn’t feel we had enough time, and now we’ve got too much time on our hands,” one of its workers, 25-year-old Calvin Huddleston said. “I really thought wind would be a sustainable business.”

    The wind energy boom President Barack Obama touted as key to his energy strategy has hit a wall in an election-year dispute over taxpayer support for renewable energy.

    Amid the gridlock, Vestas, the Danish company that Walker Components supplies, closed offices and laid off hundreds of U.S. workers. Wind businesses from South Carolina to Washington state also have cut jobs.

    “In one year, you provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world,” Romney told Obama at the first presidential debate in Denver.

    “Now, I like green energy as well, but that’s about 50 years’ worth of what oil and gas receives.”

    “We’re underinvesting in renewable, 21st century alternative energy, especially in comparison to the Europeans, the Chinese, even the Brazilians,” Udall said.

    Kaydon Corp. announced in October it was closing one of three plants in Sumter, S.C., that makes bearings for wind turbines. LM Wind Power said it was laying off 300 workers at its plant in Grand Forks, N.D., and days later announced it was creating up to 300 jobs at a new factory in Brazil.

    In Colorado, Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, has reduced staff by 20 percent, or about 500 people. On Wednesday, Vestas announced it also was closing a research office near Boulder.

    “This is not a Solyndra,” Walker said, referring to the bankrupt solar panel manufacturer that received $528 million in loan guarantees from the Obama administration. “This is a company that was up and functioning and making money.”

    Huddleston, who worked his way up from the assembly line to production manager, is an undecided voter.

    “It’s been very hard for me to decide,” he said. But, he added, he may “lean Obama, just for the green side.”


    Of course with Huddleston green resume he has no choice but vote green.

  10. canary says:

    Two days before election media reports Obama and Candy dishonest in calling the Bengazi a terror attack. Obama was not truthful of Libya’s cooperation.




    Guards may have helped attackers which confirms the Diplomat’s suspicion


  11. Curiosity says:

    177 Ohioans never receive provisional ballot

    Miami County’s Board of Elections was scrambling to contact voters Monday after ballot vendor Dayton Legal Blank told the board that 177 absentee ballots requested by residents had never been processed.

    Thirty-five others found out only last week that they were in the same situation.

  12. canary says:

    Saudi warns growing Al-Qaeda in Syria could turn into another Somalia with Al-Qaida taking over

    Boston Globe: Syria envoy warns country could turn into Somalia

    AP: by Zeina Karam Nov 7 2012

    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria warned Tuesday that the country could become another Somalia — where al-Qaida-linked militants and warlords battled for decades after the ouster of a dictator — if the civil war is not ended soon.

    Among the dead were at least 13 people who died in a series of explosions in the capital Damascus, targeting impoverished districts of the capital. Dozens others were wounded, activists said.

    The violence aroused new concern about the faltering diplomatic efforts to try to end the conflict, with the U.N. political chief warning that the Syria crisis risks ‘‘exploding outward’’ into Lebanon, Turkey and Israel.

    Britain’s prime minister offered the latest long shot — that Assad could be allowed safe passage out of the country if that would guarantee an end to the fighting.

    U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who, like his predecessor Kofi Annan has been unable to put an end to the conflict, warned the civil war could spiral into new levels of chaos.

    ‘‘The situation in Syria is very dangerous,’’ Brahimi said in remarks published Tuesday in the pan-Arab daily Al Hayat. ‘‘I believe that if the crisis is not solved … there will be the danger of Somalization. It will mean the fall of the state, rise of warlords and militias.’’

    Somalia has been mired in conflict for more than two decades after warlords overthrew the east African nation’s longtime dictator in 1991 and then turned on each other. The government, backed by African Union troops, is currently battling Islamist extremist rebels linked to al-Qaida.

    But if the regime collapses, the country could fast shatter along multiple fault lines, leading to protracted bloodshed.

    Dozens of opposition groups and rebel brigades have taken up the fight against Assad. But they share little common vision for the future and are divided by acute ideological differences, particularly among secularists and Islamists, and could easily turn on one another after Assad’s fall.

    There are also growing concerns over the injection of al-Qaida’s influence into the country’s civil war.

    The U.S. and its Western allies have been reluctant to provide weapons to rebels fighting in Syria partly out of concern they could fall into the hands of extremists.

    At the United Nations, Jeffrey D. Feltman, the U.N. undersecretary general for political affairs, warned that the escalating violence will lead Syria ‘‘to its destruction’’ and threatens neighboring Lebanon, Turkey and Israel.

    No further details were immediately available on casualties from the bomb in al-Qadam district, which was detonated near a mosque around 1 a.m. local time Wednesday.

    Diplomacy has been deadlocked at the U.N., where Syria’s allies Russia and China have repeatedly blocked attempts to approve harsher sanctions in the Security Council.

    British Prime Minister David Cameron suggested Tuesday that Assad could be allowed safe passage out of the country if that would guarantee an end to the nation’s civil war.

    In London, officials said Cameron was not suggesting Assad could escape potential international prosecution if he were to be granted passage out of Syria. They also said there were no talks aimed at crafting an exit deal.

    Meanwhile, in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Palestinian group Hamas, Ayman Taha, said the Syrian government had sealed its offices in Damascus, finalizing the break between the Islamic militant group and its former patron after Hamas switched sides to support the armed rebellion against Assad’s regime.

    Associated Press writers Dale Gavlak in Amman, Suzan Fraser in Ankara, David Stringer in London and Abdullah al-Shihri in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, contributed to this report.end of story marker


    Meanwhile Hillary cheers Al-Qaeda and Turkey to take over Syria and turn it into a Sharia law ruled country.

  13. canary says:

    Obama lied about pull out of Afghanistan in 2014 until after re-elected with plans to stay in Afghanistan and use more drones in future war fare.

    The NavyTimes: Obama re-election solidifies military policies

    By John T. Bennett – Staff writer Nov 6 2012 (23:33:51 EST)

    President Obama held off a late-autumn charge by GOP challenger Mitt Romney to secure a second term, etching in stone his plans for a smaller military and policies such as lethal drone strikes against al-Qaida targets.

    Obama wrapped up the 270 votes needed to win the Electoral College around 11:20 p.m. on Election Day.

    The president leaned heavily on his foreign policy and national security credentials throughout his re-election bid, touting his decision to green-light the bold raid into Pakistan that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and what he says is the drone campaign’s weakening of al-Qaida.

    But analysts say they know exactly what they’re getting with a second Obama term.

    While these are the hardware and end-strength plans Obama has proposed for carrying out his Asia pivot, experts are still scratching their heads about what the shift will look like.

    “I think Obama will have to clarify a bit more just what he means by the pivot. He will have to put some substance behind the rhetoric and really explain it early on in the second term,” says Christopher Preble of the CATO Institute.

    Obama pushed European leaders to stay in Afghanistan until the end of 2014, along with U.S. forces.

    But he also has talked vaguely about some number of U.S. troops staying there to carry out special operations missions and continue training Afghan forces.

    “It’s time for him to go beyond saying 2014 will be the end for most U.S. troops in Afghanistan [but] then we will have some sort of an enduring presence,” Preble says. “That’s fine, but what is that presence, and how much will it cost? He’ll have to explain that.”

    The president has said he would veto any bill that excludes new federal revenue; congressional Republicans so far have stood firm in their collective opposition to any new revenues. Will Obama give in to avoid the sequestration cuts?

    “[Obama’s] strategy for reducing the budget deficit is not [well known],” says Thompson.


  14. canary says:

    Yahoo News: Voters in Washington and Colorado legalize recreational marijuana

    By Eric Pfeiffer Nov 7 2012

    “Now that this law has been passed [in Massachusetts], it will finally be legal and safe for myself and many others in the state to procure the medicine,” Eric McCoy, 59, told the Boston Globe.

    NBC News reports that 17 states and the District of Columbia already have laws allowing for the medical use of marijuana, according to the National Council of Legislatures.


  15. DeathOfTheTeaParty says:

    Time of death: 2012
    Primary cause of death: hubris
    Secondary/contributing cause of death: ignorance

    Doctor of record: 孔子

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    • DeathOfTheTeaParty says:

      Thanks to Karl Rove, Larry Kudlow, El Ching Chong Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Fox News! Your election predictions were hilarious!

      Speaking of entertainment, where is Sybil (a.k.a. tranquil.night) and that rectum he/she orbits? Somebody also better check on hushpuppy and canary. They might be transvaginally probing themselves blind.

      And finally, my heartfelt thanks to Steve Gilbert and Sweetness & Light for without I would have stupidly remained a conservative.


      Conservative, ? – 2011
      Democrat, 2011 – ?

  16. Curiosity says:

    So I found myself wondering how much voter fraud came into play. While I’m sure that it did, I figure Terre Haute, in Indiana’s Vigo County, is a good area to watch. They have voted ‘correctly’ since 1888 with only two exceptions. Being in a Red state, there isn’t as much pay off in voter fraud, so I figure it’s a very good indicator of a ‘pure’ election.

    Here is how they played out, according to the Terre Haute Tribune Star:

    TERRE HAUTE — The following results are from Vigo County, Indiana, precincts only.

    (R) Mitt Romney (and Paul Ryan): 19229
    (D) Barack Obama (and Joe Biden): 19553
    (L) Gary Johnson (and James P. Gray): 762

    (R) Richard E. Mourdock: 14125
    (D) Joe Donnelly: 22173
    (L) Andrew Horning: 2484

    (R) Mike Pence (and Sue Ellspermann): 14912
    (D) John R. Gregg (and Vi Simpson): 22838
    (L) Rupert Boneham (and Brad Klopfenstein): 1515

    As a state, Indiana went for Romney, a Democrat senator (over Mourdock), and four of their five representatives were Republican, the other Democrat.

  17. captstubby says:

    Chris Matthews on Obama win: ‘I’m so glad we had that storm’
    Published November 07, 2012


    To all the millions of victims of superstorm Sandy, Chris Matthews has a message: “I’m so glad.”

    The MSNBC host, on a panel of pro-Obama pundits including Rachel Maddow, ended election coverage overnight by saying he’s “glad” the storm hit, suggesting it served a greater good by boosting President Obama to a second term.

    “I’m so glad we had that storm last week,” Matthews said, after interjecting to give some final thoughts. Somebody off-screen could be heard saying “ooo” at that remark, but Matthews confidently put his hand up to explain.

    “No, politically I should say — not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics,” he said.

    Click to see the video.

    Matthews via social media attempted to explain his remarks early Wednesday morning.

    “To clarify — I was thrilled at the cooperation between the President and state officials that made the country proud. Great bipartisanship,” he tweeted.

    “Obviously I wasn’t talking about the horror of the storm. I grew up on the Jersey shore,” Matthews wrote in another message on his Twitter feed.

    The death toll from that storm, which caused billions of dollars in damage, now exceeds 100. Many in the path of the storm’s wrath — in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere — lost their homes or their cars or were otherwise displaced. The storm wreaked havoc on Election Day, as officials scrambled to facilitate the vote with many precincts facing power outages and fuel shortages.

    if someone could start a link to have this fool removed from MSNBC…

  18. canary says:

    Obama immediately scrambling to get U.S. Military and arms for his planned blood bath in Syria.

    Special to World Tribue: Obama scrambles to stop Al Qaida takeover of Syrian opposition

    Nov 7 2012
    WASHINGTON — The United States, alarmed by the creeping takeover of
    Al Qaida, has again dangled an offer of weapons to a unified Syrian

    Diplomatic sources said the administration of U.S. President Barack
    Obama has drafted a plan that envisions the delivery of a range of weapons
    and military equipment to the Syrian opposition.

    This is probably the last chance Washington and NATO allies have before the entire rebel movement falls to Al Qaida elements,” a diplomat said.

    The sources said Washington has been dismayed by the infighting within the opposition as well as its lack of control over the rebels in Syria. They said Washington as well as several European Union allies agreed that the leadership vacuum has facilitated the widespread influence of jihad fighters financed by Qatar and Saudi Arabia and linked to Al Qaida.

    The offer of weapons comes amid a new drive by Washington to form a
    unified opposition movement.

    The sources said any new U.S.-organized opposition was likely to be
    boycotted by Brotherhood elements. They said Qatar, which hosted an
    opposition parley in early November, was still trying to expand SNC to
    include secular elements and rebel militias.


    Long article that left out the planned U.S. Drones planned to drop on Syria. And you can’t blame the article for the complicity of how the hell the U.S. is going to kill Al-Qaida, and the Muslim Brotherhood, without killing the rest of the opposition the U.S. is aiding to overthrow the Syrian Government.

  19. Laree says:

    “Winning” Democrats Celebrate Gridlock

    The results from Tuesday night’s election tally means, we are in for at least two more years of gridlock. Voters voted for status quo. The democrats hold the presidency, and the senate, the republicans hold the house, so no change. It’s going to be like ground hog day up in here for the foreseeable future.


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