This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more
important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 32
Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on
what he did after he left the White House.
asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in
Independence , Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother
and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their
entire lives there.
retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to
have been $13,507..72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his
stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and later, a
retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to
Missouri by themselves. There
was no Secret Service following them.
corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want
me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me.. It
belongs to the American people and it's not
on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor
on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider
that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award,
Congressional or otherwise."
he paid for all of his own travel expenses and
politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, too many in Congress also have
found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of
their offices. Political offices are now for
Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to
be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth,
there's hardly any difference!
Source Unknown but right on target!
Roanoke Times, 1-18-2014, GOP says Warner broke ethics law
RT, 1-20-2015: Republican leader
cries foul after sleazy GOP trick
The RT has circled the wagons around their favorite US
Senator Mark Warner.
How dare the Republicans insinuate that Warner did anything
wrong by allegedly offering a Va State Senator and his daughter lucrative jobs
IF they played nice with Va Governor McAuliffe.
Apparently, the details of the offers have been made under
oath to the FBI who apparently never focused on Warner as a “person of interest”; Holder certainly didn't want to go THERE!
After a laborious list of perceived “evidence” statements by
the RT, their bottom line isn’t weather or not Warner intervened into this case
and made lucrative job offers. Their
point is that Warner had nothing to gain from his actions. Really?
Mark Warner is a key team member of the Va Democrat Machine
headed by McAuliffe and Tim Kaine and the DNC.
Keeping the Democrats in control of the State Senate is indeed important
to him, his team and achieving their political goals.
If it were not important, why did he intervene and place
himself at risk for the allegations and scrutiny that is coming his way?
His public defense and explanation is that he was just “brainstorming”.
Isn’t the legal term used for that activity in the context
of malfeasance, “conspiracy”?
Nothing will come of this issue because those passing judgment
on it believe that everyone does it. How's that for the political moral high-ground!
Roanoke Times Editors Prove Their Love For
Flypaper Snags Mark Warner
Roanoke Times, 1-15-2015, Pg 3: Charlie Hebdo sells out of new issue quickly
Charlie Hebdo’s moment: Why some media outlets are afraid to run the cover
"I think the cover image — Muhammad shedding a tear, with the headline “All Is Forgiven”—is uplifting. And yet many American news organizations won’t run the cover, even as they report on the story.
The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, CBS and Fox News, among many others, have carried the cartoon. But CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC and the New York Times are among those refusing to do so."
Apparently the preponderance of the Pravda-Media have decided not to print the, post-Radical Muslim Terrorist Attack, Charlie front page.
The RT tried to do it -- but just couldn't quite do it -- apparently they're a little Charlie pregnant.
Apparently, they're hoping to get a B for effort and not draw attention to themselves.
Not clear that counts for solidarity with their brothers and sisters who paid the price for freedom of the press in a country that doesn't have a First Amendment.
However the RT is in lock-step with their presidential mentor who chose not to attend or send a representative to this rally and who cannot say "Radical Muslim Terrorists".
He certainly was supportive of the rallys in Ferguson and sent Holder and 400 FBI agents to represent him.
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we
truly are, far more than our abilities.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and
the Chamber of Secrets
Obama's Paris snub wasn't an
Another Attack Does Not Justify Waterboarding
The Ultimate Gun Control: Unarmed French
Freedom Of Expression vs. Violence: Obama The World
Radical Muslim Terrorist Attack Or Just More Work Place