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Selected News For The Week Nov 27 – Dec 3

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This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, November 27th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

24 Responses to “Selected News For The Week Nov 27 – Dec 3”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    Ieshuh Griffin, independent Wis. candidate, loses bid to have ‘not the whiteman’s b**ch’ on ballot

    Like Obama, I am sure she will still get 90%+ of the black vote.


    • Liberals Demise says:

      I don’t see where she will have any problem running under the name,” Just a stupid black b**ch”.

    • proreason says:

      100% of black candidates won in the House in 2010.

      I guess the members of the Black Caucus really did a great job from 2008 to 2010, because the fact that 7 of them were being investigated for ethics violations didn’t seem to matter a bit. I had no idea they were so splendid in their stewardship of our country, nor that they were so exemplory in their personal behaviour that not a single one would be defeated.

      But seriously, just think for a moment about that 100% return percentage, particularly considering that there might not be a single black congress person who you would trust to teach your children for even a day, and certainly not one to whom you would loan $20.

      (note: excepting Alan West and Tim Scott, the first term Republicans)

    • Mae says:

      It’s amazing when you realize that most of their opponents (if they were opposed in either the primary or in November ) were upstanding, fine, religious people with impeccable credentials. It’s who has the (D) after their name, firstly, and who is already in office, secondly. New candidates very seldom have a chance unless they are running against a deceased candidate. Oh, right, a deceased candidate did get elected this time around…Debra Bowen said it was OK. P.a.t.h.e.t.i.c!

  2. canary says:

    U.S./ Indonesia deep-water exploration really was drilling expedition.
    The gov site of ocean explorer noaa gov site of deepwater exploration, intentionally blowing up of volcanoes underwater, sectacular photos to explore unexplored waters for medicine and cures has not updated since Aug. Not sure what happened to the ship or U.S. scientists. When Indonesia’s recent devastation of volcanoes killing Indonesians it’s as if the U.S./Indonesia partnership disappeared off the planet of the earth.
    Now, it’s all talk about drilling for oil.

    Oil & Gas Journal : Indonesia

    New York’s big investment with muslims in Indonesia for oil.

    Nov 23, 2010
    HOUSTON, Nov. 23 – Hess Corp., New York, plans to drill a deepwater exploratory prospect in the first quarter of 2011 in the Banda Sea off West Papua, eastern Indonesia…. and other gas fields that feed the Tangguh LNG project.

    Hess, which holds 100% working interest in the block,…

    ExxonMobil and Indonesia

    Energy Pedia Exploration: Indonesia: ExxonMobil farming out deepwater Surumana Exploration PSC in the Makassar Strait 03 Nov 2010

    ExxonMobil is seeking offers from companies for participation in its deepwater Surumana Exploration PSC in the Makassar Strait, Indonesia, according to a Schlumberger company that provides advisory services to oil and gas companies.

    ExxonMobil is offering half of its 80% working interest in the block. One of several drill-ready prospects with multi-billion BOE potential will be tested in the fourth quarter of 2011…

    Source: Dow Jones Newswires

    And BP is in Egypt?

  3. canary says:

    CBS: Former NYPD Officer Arrested For Obama Threat

    Nov 26 2010 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 78-year-old South Carolina man….

    Michael Stephen Bowden was being held Friday at the Spartanburg County jail. Bowden was arrested recently after he told a nurse at a Veterans Affairs clinic in Spartanburg…

    During a checkup at the clinic Nov. 16, a nurse asked Bowden if he ever thought about killing himself. According to the affidavit, Bowden told the nurse, “Yes, I would like to shoot the president then myself.”

    Bowden repeated those words to another nurse, adding that he wanted to kill Obama “because he is not doing enough to help African Americans.”

    Bowden, who is white, also had suicidal tendencies during a screening in April, according to the statement.

    When asked about his comments to the nurses, Bowden admitted he made them and also gave agents a sworn, written statement, saying “if I had the opportunity to put Obama against the wall and shoot him, I would.”

    WYFF-TV reported Bowden was in the Navy for four years and was a former New York City policeman and fire captain.


    • Mithrandir says:

      “because he is not doing enough to help African Americans.”

      When the **** is the day ever coming when African-Americans will be expected to do enough FOR THEMSELVES!?

      They aren’t just given a safety net, a hand up, and a hand out, for G*ds sake, there are strings attached to every limb moving them around like a dang puppet because they can’t do anything for themselves. Every hurdle has been lowered, every wall they can go around, ever pit they are given a bridge. My gosh…

    • wardmama4 says:

      There is something left out here – that just does not make sense at all. Leave it to the media to leave out one important fact – that ties the story together.

      And yes,Mith – what is enough – 600,000 lives to end it, a Constitutional Amendment to insure that it not be resurrected (and oh btw, I wonder how many blacks know that Importation of slaves was banned in 1808 just a mere 32 years into the Nation), another Constitutional Amendment that allows the layabout welfare entitlement crowd to get the same right as the taxpayer (and has hobbled all attempts to have some sort of control over who can/should vote), not to mention AA, the new farm fraud going on, Medicaid, HUD and of course that expanded into Fannie & Freddie – and so on and so on.

      As you said – what will be enough? If they think that taking everything from the ‘white man’ or the complete disappearance of the ‘white man’ is the goal – take a look at what Obama has done in just two years – and then look at Afrika – proof that even on their own – the hate and the anger never goes away and all they are about is gettin even and like the muslims – if they can’t kill the ones they want, they kill the ones they’re with.

      And who will they get to pay for all their ‘needs’ once the evil ‘white man’ is gone?

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      wm4, it might be the reason they are trying to import as many mexicans as possible, in order to keep the torches and pitchforks away from themselves.

      But I’ve played this thought experiment in my mind many times and, as you say, if all the honkies were eliminated from the face of the earth forever, what then? The blacks can’t get along with themselves so who’s to think it’ll be any better if whitey was “all gone”? The muslims….they do violence against each other on a record scale as well. Especially against women. It’s been their custom for 1400 years. Chinese? They have no qualms against killing their own when the state has a mind to.

      Only the United States, where the ongoing exercise in justice had been exercised for about 200 years. The slavery issue is a huge blot on an otherwise stellar path. But, again, the United States is the ONLY nation to make it against the law. Unfortunately, the argument that the nation needs to constantly be held responsible for it is the same weak-assed argument that the adult isn’t responsible for their crimes because of how they were treated as a child. The two points of view both depart logic at warp speed in spite of the fact that they are essentially opposed to one another.

      So where do you draw the line at “reparations”? Last generation negroes? Only those who can prove they were of slave blood, thus some kind of “street royalty”? Or should the reparations be that every single white person in the nation pay up and fork over their belongings to the nearest available blacks? So, let’s say that happened. How long would it take before all the white people went about their business and then had stuff again. A generataion? Two? What then? 90% of the blacks would’ve ruined their sudden found wealth and destroyed that which was “awarded” over to them in a very short time.

      The whole thing is ludicrous on the face of it. And wm4 points that out by simply looking at Africa. My god how I wish I could go back in time and single-handedly stop any Europeans from bringing any slaves over to the colonies and later the United States. Then, we would have the perfect example of looking at Africa through a better lense. it would look exactly as it does now, perhaps worse…especially if no one from the West had ever gone exploring there or set up colonies. They would still be having tribal warfare, killing one another and yes…since AIDS originated there, it would be there still.

      But back to reality. We are where we are. The Africans wanted the colonists out of their land, so they left. They’ve done “so well” since, haven’t they? The American Indian has repeatedly been welcomed to adapt to society but they are more desirous of staying angry and wanting to turn back the clock, with white man’s money. The blacks, by and large, have been repeatedly subjected to the drone of “watching out for whitey” since at least 1960. When I see shows about the early progress of racial equality, mostly centered on the South, I note that there was promise before it got derailed by shysters, thugs, crooks and other people with sticky fingers. Now here we are with black crime, prostitution, unwed mothers, drug use, gang activity, etc etc etc in record amounts. This is called “progress”? I would love to rub Bobby Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson’s noses in it. Best laid plans? Hardly. Nothing of the sort ever entered their minds. it was about them and getting re-elected. Bobby ended up getting whacked and Johnson? Well, he wrote his own epitaph with boogering up Vietnam so badly that even the most devout socialist of the time, Cronkite, turned on him.

      So where do we go? We can take one of two paths: The one we’re going down now which can only lead to ruin and the people taxed into oblivion to pay “reparations” while watching Cadillac stock climb to $700 a share and then, six months later, having the largest crime wave in the nation’s history, which is actually closer to happening than this fiction I am writing…or….we can have adults in the government who say, outwardly, “Yes, slavery was bad. But you owe it to your very own existence to get off your ass and make something of yourselves. The time for crying has long since passed. 90% of the nation is over it and you can either continue to claim victimhood and lose, or you can play by the rules and make a life. As of now all welfare is gone, all housing for the poor, gone, all subsidies, affirmative action, quotas, preferential treatment, GONE”

      And, as we all know, that’s not going to happen because of the slant that the media puts on it and the people who would cause it to happen would get killed. We started down a very bad path when we started creating handouts for those who would not even try to do anything for themselves. Food stamps, vouchers, the list is endless and as much of a mess as the wad of hair in the trap in the plumbing. But it needs to be undone for that is the largest entity that is breaking our financial structure.

      A new system where all must qualify through a review of hard-asses in order to get welfare. Those who can work, will be put to work if they want any wages. Slavery? Hardly. It’s a simple choice. You want a government job? Here’s the deal, pay is xx per hour, no vacation, no holidays, no weekends. When you’re here, you’ll work. If you want a place to live, we’ll give you one but you will work in one of the harder jobs. Sound like the communist gulags? It’s not. They have the right to NOT work and in return, they get bupkiss. They are free to live out in the wild and/or find a private-sector job. Roads need repair, rivers need to be kept clean, buildings need to be painted, etc etc. None of this sit-on-your-ass-and-collect-money BS. No.

      This is one area where the WPA had it somewhat correct. No handouts. If you want something from the government, they should get something in return..and many of the WPA members I spoke to in the 60’s were actually proud that they did something during the depression that made a difference. It’s not communism…it’s something FOR something.

      But we have a government encouraged lazy-ass society where half don’t pay any taxes and the other half has to support them. Why? How did we come to this? (rhetorical) Any kid can figure it out. Really, they can.

      How to fix it? People don’t like my answer. The only people who are required to do less are inmates. And even they compete to get jobs in order to get time out of their cells. If they are in such a prison.

      I really hope that some day this non-issue of race is done with being MADE into an issue and an excuse. It literally infuriates me. (sorry….kinda went off there)

  4. heykev says:

    From CNS News:

    Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing, Genitalia, and Ellen DeGeneres Grabbing Her Breasts
    Monday, November 29, 2010
    By Penny Starr
    The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show’s catalog as “homoerotic.”

    The article goes on at some length and includes pictures of this “art” but all you need to know is in the first paragraph. It’s federally funded. Had they included a picture of Moo-Ham-Id covered in ants, head at the Smithsonian would have rolled. . .literally.

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    UN/AP Cries “Sky Is Falling”

    They never say die:


    Thanks to Climate Change, Scorching Heat Soon Routine, UN Weather Agency Says

    CANCUN, Mexico – The brutal heat waves that killed thousands of Europeans in 2003 and that choked Russia earlier this year will seem like average summers in the future as the Earth continues to warm, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.

    The last decade confirmed scientific predictions of 20 years ago that temperatures will rise and storms will become more fierce — and those trends are likely to continue, said Ghassam Asrar, who heads the climate research center at the World Meteorological Organization.

    The WMO was due on Wednesday to release details on the last decade’s global temperatures, but Asrar said it was the warmest on record.

    Some scientists say the warming trend is caused mainly by industrial pollution accumulating in the atmosphere and trapping heat. Negotiations conducted under U.N. auspices have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep temperatures from rising to levels likely to have disastrous consequences.

    Others argue that the connection between carbon emissions and climate change remains unproven — and that until the science is settled, public policy and the literally billions of dollars at stake should not be spent.

    Alack, alas, the “settled science” argument still tries to stick to the wall when thrown. But now it’s just a sticky mess that’s sliding down and looking every bit the example of a lost cause.


    I suppose we’ll never hear the end of it. Even when we’re in the throes of another ice-age, they’ll still be telling us that “we’re gonna cook, any minute now!”.

    But here’s a great example of what they are using to bolster their “argument”:

    In 2003 an estimated 35,000 to 40,000 people died from heat-related ailments or incidents, in the hottest summer since 1540.Russia’s summer this year was the warmest this century and ignited peat fires in the forests around Moscow that suffocated the capital for weeks. Temperatures soared into the 30s Celsius (90s F) in normally chilly Siberia.

    Regardless that the first known thermometer was invented in 1564. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_invented_the_thermometer

    Prior to that, the Greeks had a rudimentary type of thermometer that was neither reliable nor accurate.

    And….wait for it….here’s the “money shot” (literally)

    Negotiators at the two-week Cancun conference have a limited agenda of agreeing on the first steps to help poor countries deal with changes in climate and develop their economies in low-carbon ways. A key issue is to create a body to govern and distribute $100 billion dollars in climate aid for poor countries by 2020.

  6. canary says:

    Federal judge feels sorry for terrorist Chicago taxi driver and may release him because of poor facilities. And to think they want to house Gitmo prisoners in IL.

    AP: Cabbie charged in terrorism case requests release
    Nov 30, 2010

    CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge says he’s sympathetic to complaints by a Chicago taxi driver charged in a terrorism case that he can’t adequately prepare for his defense from jail because the facilities are so poor.

    Judge James Zagel stopped short at a hearing Tuesday of granting Raja Lahrasib Khan’s motion for release.

    But Zagel did say the government should fix those problems. If it doesn’t, Zagel left open the possibility of granting the request to free Khan.

    Khan is charged with attempting to provide material aid to terrorism by sending cash to a Pakistan-based terrorist…


  7. canary says:

    Video shows H.S. football player quick silent prayer after touchdown penalized 15 yards.

    13Fox: Local high school player flagged for praying after touchdown

    Nov 28 TACOMA — Sports and religion clashed at the State High School Football playoffs in Tacoma Monday night. During the 2A semifinal game between East Valley and Tumwater one of the stars of the game got flagged…

    Like he’s done so many times this season, Tumwater star running back Ronnie Hastie powered his way into the end zone then dropped to a knee and pointed to the sky.

    “It’s just something I do every time I get in the end zone to honor my Lord cause I play for him, I give him the glory cause he’s the one that gives me the strength,” said Hastie.

    Except this time, the referee flagged Hastie for unsportsmanlike conduct, a 15 yard penalty…

    Hastie was humble about the call, “I was just confused cause I’ve done it every game and then I got flagged for it, I learned now so.”

    Even Tumwater’s Head Coach Sid Otton believes the refs probably got the call right.

    “If it’s a rule and they made it then I agree with it because it’s in there….,” said Otton.

    “I’ll change it for the team cause they are the most important we don’t want the penalty so,” said Hastie.

    Thanks to their win, Tumwater will play Archbishop Murphy in the 2A State Championship on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.


    Hastie is giving up prayer for his team, when his team should be standing up for their star player. Their coach is a poor example of a leader not to stand up for his team of youth. Our forefathers and ancestors died for this.

  8. Petronius says:

    When it comes to outlawing sugar, Liberals show there is more than one way to skin a cat.


    Monsanto to Appeal Ruling Against GMO Sugarbeets

    by Carey Gillam 1 Dec 2010

    Monsanto Co. said on Wednesday it would appeal a U.S. court order that the company’s biotech sugarbeet seedlings be uprooted.

    * * *

    U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White on Tuesday sided with environmentalists in ruling that recent plantings of “Roundup Ready” biotech sugarbeet seedlings violated the court’s ban against planting the biotech beets, and said the seedlings “shall be removed from the ground”.

    * * *

    Sugarbeets account for more than half the U.S. sugar supply. * * *

    Monsanto said on Wednesday that more than 1 million acres of Roundup Ready sugarbeet varieties had been planted in 10 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.

    * * *


    The GMO sugarbeet seedlings are harmless and were planted pursuant to USDA permits issued in September. Nevertheless, the court says the USDA permits should not have been issued, and that American farmers must now uproot their seedlings because the USDA failed to perform a proper environmental impact analysis five years ago.

    The uprooted seedlings were intended to provide the seeds for the 2012 planting season and harvest. The Monsanto seeds account for 95 percent of North American sugarbeet acreage.

    The court’s order does not affect the current 2010 sugarbeet crop, which was planted earlier. Nor will it impact the seeds that farmers anticipate planting in 2011. However, if the new seedlings are uprooted, there will be no seeds for the 2012 crop.


    According to the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, it is unlikely that growers could switch back to non-GMO seed. For one thing, it is uncertain whether any conventional seed is still available. For another, most growers have already sold off their cultivation equipment, which was formerly needed to kill weeds. The USDA will not be able to complete a new environmental impact analysis in time for the 2012 planting.

    As a result, the decision (unless reversed on appeal) would strike a fatal blow to the U.S. sugarbeet industry and to America’s 2012 sugar supply. The decision is being hailed as a victory by the environmental activist groups who brought the suit, Center for Food Safety, the Sierra Club, and the Organic Seed Alliance, among others.


    Judge Jeffrey White was appointed by Pres. George W. Bush in 2002. In 2005, he allowed a lawsuit against the U.S. government based upon claims that the government contributed to global warming.

  9. tranquil.night says:

    Everything you need to know about why the Fed suddenly opened its books, including Bernie Sanders claiming it was his ammendment in the Financial Reform Bill he probably didn’t read that forced the Fed to do this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-bernie-sanders/a-real-jaw-dropper-at-the_b_791091.html

    For example, at a time when big banks have nearly a trillion dollars in excess reserves parked at the Fed, the Fed did not require these institutions to increase lending to small- and medium-sized businesses as a condition of the bailout.

    At a time when large corporations are more profitable than ever, the Fed did not demand that corporations that received this backdoor bailout create jobs and expand the economy once they returned to profitability.

    I intend to investigate whether these secret Fed loans, in some cases, turned out to be direct corporate welfare to big banks that used these loans not to reinvest in the economy but rather to lend back to the federal government at a higher rate of interest by purchasing Treasury Securities. Instead of using this money to reinvest in the productive economy, I suspect a large portion of these near-zero interest loans were used to buy Treasury Securities at a higher interest rate providing free money to some of the largest financial institutions in this country.

    Actually it was a way to monetize the debt, so technically it was “free” money for the government. Of course there is no such thing unless you’re talking about our soon-to-be hyperinflated currency.

    That is something that we have got to closely examine.

    At a time when Wall Street executives are now making more money than before the financial crisis, how many big banks that paid back TARP funds in 2009 to avoid limits on executive compensation received no-strings-attached loans from the Federal Reserve?

    At a time when millions of Americans are paying outrageously high credit card interest rates, why didn’t the Fed require credit card issuers to lower interest rates as a condition of the bailout? The four largest banks in this country (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase Wells Fargo, and Citigroup) issue half of all mortgages in this country. We now know that these banks received hundreds of billions from the Fed. How many Americans could have remained in their homes, if the Fed required these bailed-out banks to reduce mortgage payments as a condition of receiving these secret loans?

    So, clearly the conclusion is that we have to give the government more control to defend ourselves from these evil parasitic banks. Reform Financial Reform! “It’s worse than we thought!”

    Same ol’ game. The Big Lie. Problem is alot of people still fall for the populist anti-banker rage. Of course they’re aware of the polling.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Strike while the anvil’s hot.
      Keep the non-crisis a crisis and your name gets played by the GD media.
      “Little boys playing in the big boys sandlot.”

  10. sheehanjihad says:


    Ok, help me out here….the headline reads Teaparty caucus gets one billion in earmarks….then farther down…they list only republican congresscritters…and there beside the members of the tea party caucus….earmarks ZERO! Talk about misleading headlines and an article….and yet the Teaparty caucus didn’t get any earmarks at all….republican old school politicians did…as well as 100 percent of democrats…..so what’s the beef? Lying f*&^%

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Clearly they are pandering to the sheeple. You know…..the ones who don’t read House Bills and are lead around by the nose.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Drive-by’s doing what they do best.

  11. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Hillary Clinton has eyes on the presidency.

    From the AP: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703989004575652511169698950.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLTopStories

    * DECEMBER 3, 2010, 9:22 A.M. ET

    Clinton Says She Won’t Seek Presidency

    Associated Press

    MANAMA, Bahrain—Hillary Rodham Clinton said her work as U.S. secretary of state will be her final public position.

    She told an interviewer in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain that she doesn’t plan to run for president. And she appeared to rule out taking any other public role, saying that instead she expects to return to private life as an advocate for women and children around the globe.

    She said she had enjoyed an interesting and rewarding public career and will be ready to get back to the advocacy work she did as a young lawyer.

    Some had speculated she might succeed Robert Gates after his expected retirement next year as secretary of defense.

    So, by saying she won’t she really means, she will.

    Bet on it.

    There will be an orchestrated (meaning “paid for”) movement inside the DNC (as in: bowel) to get her to run and she’ll “reluctantly” come out of retirement or some such BS and all the socialists will be gay. Literally.

  12. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Cops: 11 Smuggled Kids Found at Ariz. House

    From the AP: December 03, 2010


    PHOENIX — Phoenix police said 11 juveniles were rescued Thursday from a drop house and three suspected human smugglers were taken into custody.

    Police say it appears the juveniles were smuggled into the country without their parents. The children came from various locations in Mexico, Colombia and El Salvador.

    They say one of the minors is a 2-year-old girl. A 6-year-old boy, a 7-year-old girl and at least three teenage girls also were rescued.

    Federal agents and Phoenix police raided the drop house on South 7th Avenue on Thursday afternoon and arrested two men and a woman.

    They say the suspected smugglers were attempting to extort money from the juveniles’ parents and threatening to sexually assault the teenage girls.

    Wait, you mean there’s a human smuggling problem? Does Ms Napolitano know? Does Hillary know? Does anyone? Why, what shall we do?

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