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Selected News For The Week Nov 12 – Nov 18

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 11th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Selected News For The Week Nov 12 – Nov 18”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    GOP takes control, ‘responsibility’ in Va. Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/9/republicans-take-control-responsibility-in-virgini/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&amp
    “Republicans will now have the responsibility and accountability … of governing both Houses,” said Mr. McDonnell. “There are no excuses. If there are problems, it’s us — and I think everybody understands that.”

    “And accountability…” –When democrats win even Hazzard County Sewage Comptroller, they go nuts, throw confetti, get on the front page of the N.Y. Times, and declare “Conservatism is dead! The people have spoken!” When Republicans win, it’s, “Woe is me, we have a lot of responsibility now….if we don’t perform, the people will throw us out…”

    “I hear Republicans want you to believe that this is a sweeping victory or a mandate for a right-wing agenda,” said Brian Moran, chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”

    That’s right. At least both parties agree on one thing: A smashing victory IS NOT a smashing victory….even if it IS a smashing victory. Republicans must be humble and contrite, the democrats must be aggressive in demanding compromise with a whole lot of threats and unreasonable expectations.

    Given the wonderful chance to HUMILIATE and DEMORALIZE the democrats and their voter turn-out for years to come, energize their base, and run down their opposition, the Republicans act embarrassed, heap unreasonable miracle-level results upon their shoulders, and give sound-bites for the next election when they obviously can’t meet their high expectations…….UGH! I wish they would consult me in situations like this. . .

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Random Act Of Journalism

    From Yahoo News Contributor Network

    (only a couple hours old…will probably get pulled)


    So here’s the whole thing:

    Obama Admits to Being Born in Asia?
    Yahoo! Contributor Network
    By John Hull | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 2 hrs 46 mins ago

    COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama is campaigning in Hawaii this week.

    During a news conference for the 19th annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leader’s summit on Sunday, the president gave birthers the answer they have been waiting for, that Obama was not born in America.

    The media seemingly focused on the “magic beans” statement Obama made during the speech but completely glossed over the part where the president said of his birth state of Hawaii, “Here in Asia.”

    If Hawaii is in Asia, then the president was not born in the U.S. You win, birthers.

    This is not the first gaffe the president has made regarding his birth state and the U.S. in general. During his campaign, Obama claimed to have visited 57 states, not including Alaska and Hawaii.

    Compounding these gaffes with others such as when he stated his approval ratings were dropping but are still “very high in the country of my birth,” one can almost hear the wheels grinding back to life in the birther movement.

    Obviously, this is not the first presidential gaffe of the Obama administration. It’s not even the first gaffe this month.

    On Nov. 9, Reuters reported Obama complaining of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the G-20 summit earlier this month. The president complained, “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you,” not realizing that his microphone was still turned on, according to the report.

    What the president’s record is beginning to reveal, in addition to his anti-Israel sentiment is the likely reason he will not release his school records, he is not educated on U.S. nor world history, geography or ethics.

    In 2009, Obama advised that the Constitution was written more than 20 centuries ago during his news conference on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

    During the 2008 presidential debates, then-Sen. Obama stated, “Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it’s not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle.”

    Illinois, Obama’s home state, shares a border with Kentucky. To get to Kentucky from Arkansas one would have to travel through Missouri or Tennessee.

    Add to this his disparaging comment about the Special Olympics on the “Tonight Show” that his health care reform would bring greater inefficiencies to health care and many others, it is becoming increasingly clear that Obama is not the amazing orator he is made out to be.

    Speech is not the only area where Obama is clumsy. A video from Fox News show “Redeye” shows Obama attempting to enter the White House through a window he thought was a door. Another video, this time from CNN, shows Obama bouncing his face off of Marine 1, the presidential helicopter in 2009.

    Didn’t they make fun of the last guy for stuff like this?

    Clearly, this contributor is not your usual Yahoo!.

  3. proreason says:

    The buzz of the day is that Ron Paul has a chance.


    I read a rumor somewhere that the criminal in chief has cranked up an expensive operation by which other dem criminals are working on Paul’s campaign and voting for him in caucuses and primaries.

    • tranquil.night says:

      I think we need to gird our loins for a regime-sponsored third party Populist in the mix regardless of who wins.

  4. DW says:

    Have there been any cases of white people burning crosses in the last 20 years?
    From CNEWS:

    Man admits to burning cross to save marriage
    By QMI Agency

    In an unusual attempt to avoid a divorce with his white wife, a black man admitted to burning a cross on the driveway of their Panama City, Fla., home in a Klu Klux Klan-inspired plan, News Herald reports.

    LB Williams, 50, told police he wrote a note signed by the KKK, that his wife found taped to the house two days after the cross was set alight.

    Full article:

    The article comes with a Reuters photo captioned simply:
    The Ku Klux Klan is infamous for burning crosses.

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