The Roanoke Slant

This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Saturday, August 16, 2014

 

“Feel The Love” Turns Into More Riots And Curfew In Ferguson

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Ferguson and the Brown Case have become the epicenter of Obama-Holder-Nixon-Jackson-Sharpton-Media Race Baiting and a magnet for race-violent criminals from around the country.
And those multitudes of young black men who are being murdered in Chicago, Detroit, NY and many other major US cities go uncounted and unnoticed.
Something about an election less than 100 days away!
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Level IX.  The violence continues unabated:
The records show that 18 people from outside Missouri were arrested Monday night and early Tuesday. They came came from as far away as Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., and San Diego.
Police said that they were fired on and had Molotov cocktails thrown at them overnight. Several people who were arrested and spoke to NBC News on Tuesday, however, blamed the police for overreacting to the protesters.
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/78-arrested-overnight-most-missouri-arrest-records-show-n184036
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Level VIII.  Missouri gov calls for 'vigorous prosecution' of Ferguson shooting case
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon drew criticism from his own Lt. Governor Tuesday when he said "a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued" in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown by white police Officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/20/missouri-gov-calls-for-vigorous-prosecution-ferguson-shooting-case/
Talk about  prejudicing a case and inciting a lynch mob mentality!
"It's really heartbreaking to see a man elected to an office that high in our state government ... come out with a statement like that, that does prejudge the case," Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter
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Level VII.  Holder takes on Ferguson: AG ‘flooding the zone’ with investigators, heads to Missouri.  Rioting continues with multiple people shot.  No indication that state and federal intervention is an improvement over local violence-management.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/19/holder-takes-on-ferguson-ag-flooding-zone-with-investigators-heads-to-missouri/
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Level VI.  40 FBI agents are in Ferguson to investigate the shooting of Michael Brown  ---  In a statement emailed to the local CBS affiliate on Friday, the DOJ confirmed that attorneys from the DOJ's Civil Rights Division and the US Attorney's Office were also participating in the federal civil rights investigation
http://news.yahoo.com/40-fbi-agents-ferguson-investigate-222003434.html 
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Level V.  Sunday Nite Live:  Missouri governor orders National Guard to Ferguson after latest night of clashes
"Based on the conditions, I had no alternative but to elevate the level of response."    Capt. Ron Johnson, Missouri Highway Patrol
Every day that goes by it becomes more clear that the core problem of protest and violence management was not caused by the local police conduct.
Clearly now "The Governor" ownes the problem!  Good Luck using National Guard as Riot Police  ---  Didn't we try that at Kent State?
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Level IV. Saturday Nite Live: Seven arrested, 1 shot as police use tear gas on protesters defying Ferguson curfew
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/17/police-try-to-disperse-protesters-defying-ferguson-curfew/
Democrat Governor and his State Police have apparently failed to do better than local Mayor and local Police -- bad guys still going strong.
Jessy Jackson and Al Twana Brawley Sharpton still in town and will be until the news cameras leave.
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Level III. Governor takes “marshal law” action well beyond what the local city management had taken. Bad turns to worse.
Missouri governor imposes curfew in Ferguson, declares emergency
http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/16/us/missouri-teen-shooting/index.html
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Level II. Next night the Love turns back into violence and rioting. Apparently, “The Love” is quite fickle in Ferguson. State Police just stand and watch as looters do their thing!
Stand and watch – that’s quite different than “Stand and Deliver!
Local storeowners holding the line with personal weapons because the State Police refused to act. Something about the 2nd Amendment!
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/16/there-are-no-police-ferguson-store-owners-guard-businesses-with-own-guns-lack/
BREAKING: FERGUSON ERUPTS! Looting, Shots Fired, Rioting – MASS CHAOS!! (Video)
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/08/breaking-looting-shots-fired-rioting-in-ferguson-missouri-mass-chaos/
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Level I. The Governor Acts:
State Police Take Charge in Ferguson; GovernorCompares Cityto a 'War Zone'.
Joy and jubilation as folks hug the Black State Police Captain taking charge of the police function in Ferguson. Just Feel The Love!
http://mashable.com/2014/08/14/ferguson-missouri-unrest/
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Level Zero. It appears that Obama called the Missouri Governor and told him to take control of the police force in the racially inflamed city of Ferguson following riots over the police shooting of black 18 year old Michael Brown.
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Apparently, there are people who will exploit chaos at every opportunity and it appears that the State Police are no better capable to establish a “cease and desist” situation than were the local police.
In the final analysis, YOU are responsible for your own safety, security, and that of your family and possessions.
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Yet another clear example of why the founders gave us the 2nd Amendment and why we all should fight to keep it
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Missouri is a "Stand Your Ground" Law State and this is a clear example of why THAT'S A GOOD THING!
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/guncontrol/a/Missouri-Gun-Laws.htm
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/08/obama-misquoted-on-ferguson-michael.html
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Global Warming Alarmists Cooling-Off

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The southeast has been experiencing a cool August.  Balmy days and cool nights belie the global warming AGW hype and therefore are not used as clear and compelling examples of global warming Armageddon by the Alarmists, the liberal media, Obama and his minions!
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The facts that exiting “The Little Ice Age” has resulted in less then one degree warming in the past 150 years and no change in global temperature in the past 17 years belie the hysterical claims we read including the latest by VT Prof. Roper that global warming and climate change are the reason for the massive migration of children from Central America through our totally porous southern border.
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/roper-global-warming-is-driving-migrants-north/article_d949747a-53fc-5c95-9b20-846a68fa9763.html
Even Obama, Gore and Mann havn’t stretched AGW that far!
Is there no limit to the Alarmists claims of weather-climate cause-and-effect?
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The Roanoke Times always requires me to justify with lots of references the statements I make in my articles – apparently, they don’t encumber Prof. Roper with such trivial demands for his outrageous and unsupported claims! 
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Adventure Life sums up the South and Central American weather-climate very well.
“The only thing predictable about South and Central America's weather is its unpredictability. In fact, in some countries, (especially those near the Equator), it's not uncommon to experience all four seasons in a single day. In other regions, seasons are dramatically different with hurricanes during part of the year and drought during another.”
http://www.adventure-life.com/travel_details/weather_links.php
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It’s also of interest that the the Roanoke Times, and their liberal press associates, never cover any material from “What’s Up With That”.  A current version does a good job of covering the false Alarmist advertising about El Niño.
Finding: ‘El Niños 10,000 years ago were as strong and frequent as the ones we experience today’   Posted on August 8, 2014by Anthony Watts
Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Niño cycles
Hannah Hickey University of Washington
The planet’s largest and most powerful driver of climate changes from one year to the next, the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the tropical Pacific Ocean, was widely thought to have been weaker in ancient times because of a different configuration of the Earth’s orbit. But scientists analyzing 25-foot piles of ancient shells have found that the El Niños 10,000 years ago were as strong and frequent as the ones we experience today.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/08/08/
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It’s very disturbing that something as important as this hypothesis about man-made AGW global warming and climate change is not covered in a fair and balanced manner.  Consistently serving-up one side of the data is not journalism – it’s cronyism.
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The reality is that it’s Mother Nature not Skeptics that have belied the Alarmist claims and rendered their AGW Hypothesis without scientific or measured-data support.  And, it’s Mother Nature that has discredited the AGW models.  And, it’s Mother Nature that has belied the Gore-Mann Hockey Stick.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/global-warming-meets-mother-nature.html
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Never mind reality, never mind the measured data – let’s keep going with the consensus of our hypothesis and let’s hype every weather incident as proof positive of our forecasts.  Except of course the weather data that doesn’t support our claims.  Something about a tree falling in the forest.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/pravda-media-hypes-john-kerry-yet.html
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Click for PowerPoint realistic view of Global Warming and Climate Change
http://www.roanokeslant.org/AGW-Skeptic2D/
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Friday, August 15, 2014

 

Obama Misquoted On Ferguson Michael Brown Case

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No! -- that's what he said in the Travon Martin case!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/zimmerman-not-guilty-of-all-charges.html
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What a joy to see Sharpton and Jackson join the fray in Ferguson.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/08/from-bt-washington-to-mlk-to-al-twana.html
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And the illussion that having the State Police take over crowd control in Ferguson would quell the looting and violence certainly came to a quick reality-check:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/16/ferguson-shooting-police-standoff/
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

 

3,000 Page ObamaCare Law Condensed To 4 Sentences

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Here Is The 3,000 Page ObamaCare Law Condensed To 4 Sentences: 
 
1. In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to un-insure the insured.
 
2. Next, we require the newly un-insured to be re-insured.

3. To re-insure the newly un-insured, they are required to pay extra charges
to be re-insured.

4. The extra charges are required so that the original insured, who became
un-insured, and then became re-insured, can pay enough extra so that the
original un-insured can be insured free of charge.

Now Do You Understand?
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Author unknown, but very insightful.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/roanoke-times-still-cant-handle.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/obamacare-like-chain-reaction-highway.html
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 

Time For Another Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize For Obama

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Obama has been in almost nonstop political campaigning for the DNC.
With polls showing his support at 36% one wonders who those folks are that are showing-up and writing checks?
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Things are going so well that the Obama family once again deserves an extended vacation, this time at Martha’s Vineyard.
Newsweek’s headline makes one wonder if there’s any mature perspective left at that liberal rag?
"On Martha’s Vineyard, Obama’s Cool is On Display"
http://www.newsweek.com/marthas-vineyard-obamas-cool-display-263941
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Perhaps it’s appropriate that Obama is campaigning and cool-vacationing.  His leadership at home and abroad makes his absence from the Oval Office good news.  His policy outcomes are now clear for all to see:
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*  We're now Bombing "targets" in Iraq Again
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*  After 5 years the economy and jobs are still in Rehab.
*  Russia is on the verge of another invasion of Ukraine.
*  ISIS is now a country and an Army and is rolling over Iraq.
*  Obama’s “Good War” in “Afghanistan just resulted in the murder of our general
*  Al Qaeda has morphed and grown throughout Middle East and Africa
*  Syria is a military and humanitarian mess
*  Christians are being murdered and displaced by Radical Muslim Terrorists
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But I digress; look at the Obama good news:

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Isn’t it Time For Yet Another Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize For A Well Deserving Obama?
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And how about another Bowing-Kowtowing Apology Tour!
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Friday, August 08, 2014

 

Ebola And HIV+AIDS -- Two Deadly Pandemics

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CDC issues highest-level alert amid Ebola outbreak
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/08/07/cdc-issues-highest-level-alert-amid-ebola-outbreak/
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The CDC organization and the Director’s track record on the containment and processing of the  HIV+AIDS pandemic does not give one confidence in how they will manage the Ebola challenge IF it invades the US.
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The Obama decision to bring two Ebola doctor-patients “home” and to host a meeting of hundreds of Africans in DC, at this time, is not very comforting.
We are left to wonder, if doctors really know how to handle Ebola without getting infected themselves or becoming carriers, then how did the two doctors get Ebola treating patients in Africa?
http://www.roanoke.com/hold/news/us-doctor-with-ebola-in-atlanta-for-treatment/article_b8a93cf6-1f30-512b-a0ce-e63ba730b0a1.html
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The experimental drugs allegedly used on the two US white-patients have caused a flurry of comments on what we are doing for African black-patients who are dying by the hundreds.  It’s difficult to understand how the CDC made public the existence of these unapproved, untested drugs!   What were they thinking?
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Obama’s appointment of Dr. Frieden of New York does not make one feel that we (with Allstate) are in good hands.
Dr. Thomas Frieden and Health Malfeasance
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/06/dr-thomas-frieden-and-health.html
Roanoke Times, 6/7/09, Pg 16: Former NY health chief (Thomas Frieden) tapped (by Obama) to head agency (CDC).
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Reflect back to:  Roanoke Times, 8/30/08, Pg Va 9:
NY HIV+AIDS pandemic at least three times worse than national rate and much higher than documented.

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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/08/aidshiv-pandemic-worse-than-reported.html
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,412141,00.html
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Clearly Obama is promoting a public health official who has been complicit in not containing the awful HIV+AIDS pandemic. Frieden and NY government have refused to implement the public health systems that were developed over 100 years ago because of Typhoid Mary. Because of this malfeasance of refusing to implement the same processes and procedures that are used for all major communicable diseases, this pandemic will continue to destroy thousands of innocent lives. The ultimate obscenity is to specifically and officially exclude HIV+AIDS from the definition of sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and thereby negate the health systems that have been used in their containment. Covering-up the magnitude and extent of the pandemic by never listing AIDS as cause of death is a national public health system disgrace. Frieden’s promotion to head of CDC will ensure that this malfeasance will continue. How pathetic!
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Reprint of Feb 22, 2005 blog item:
To view the NY response to this pandemic click-on:
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2005/02/hivaids.html
HIV+AIDS
The Paper, 2/22/05 Pg 8: The Editorial on AIDS alludes to a "new battle" but then appears to cower under the tent of political correctness with generalities about seminars, economic conditions, social structures and education. The article encourages leaders to be helpful but sensitive to some vague dark force.
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The following represents how some leaders addressed the plague:
During the initial phase Governor Cuomo and Mayor Koch of New York implemented programs to address the privacy of this affliction but not to hinder its spread. Many of these policies and laws are still in place. The question now, over 20 years later, is: was this experiment in public health policy the right thing to do? And if not, why were these policies implemented and when will all the states have a consistent and correct set of laws and processes?
Specific New York actions resulted in:
* A testing laboratory CAN NOT advise a doctor that the results of a blood test the doctor ordered for a patient is HIV+. Only the patient is notified.
* A parent CAN NOT be advised if their child is HIV+.
* A spouse CAN NOT be advised if their partner is HIV+.
* Rape or sexual abuse victims CAN NOT find out if their abuser is HIV+.
* There is no requirement for an HIV+ person to advise or notify their intimate partners of their condition even though this is clearly the most dangerous concealed weapon in our society.
* There is no requirement for an HIV+ person to take reasonable or prudent steps to avoid contamination of others.
* There is no requirement that an HIV+ person can not sell their blood to a blood bank, it's up to the blood bank to detect the virus and dispose of it without notification to the Public Health Department.
* The pre-marriage blood test was eliminated thereby placing newly-wed partners at risk.
* The state and local health departments are not allowed to intervene in the plague's progress: no interviews, no determination of contacts, no containment and no direct management to halt the spread of the virus by known carriers.
* In New York HIV+ and AIDS are by law NOT defined to be sexually transmitted diseases and therefore are not processed or managed by the Public Health Systems as are all other STD's!
* Even though New York has one of the highest rates of HIV+ and AIDS it does not, by law, report any data to the federal Center for Disease Control.
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In retrospect, it is very difficult to comprehend the extent and magnitude of our government health system malfeasance in the HIV+AIDS Pandemic and the awful outcomes that resulted.
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The following blog item contains links describing the sad outcomes of a government that refused to do the right things that were well know for over 100 years.
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Sleep well, Obama and Dr. Frieden are watching out for your welfare.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

 

Virginia AG Mark Herring Griping About Voter ID Law

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Roanoke Times, 8-6-2014, Pg Va 1, 3:  Herring warns new voter ID law may be unconstitutional.
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The Virginia Democrats raised a constant din about some of AG Cuccinelli’s focus items that they, the Dems, claimed was politicizing the AGs office.
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Meet Democrat AG Herring who is totally traumatized by the Virginia Voter ID Law that will be in effect this November.  Talk about politicizing the AGs office!
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Herring claims, “the photo ID would likely lead to unconstitutionally unequal treatment of voters”.
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Really?  You know what’s really unfair AG Herring.
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It’s having people, who are not legally qualified to vote, actually vote and thereby negate my legal vote!  What are you doing about that?
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Apparently Herring is traumatized by the concept that some people will not have current “up to date” photo ID.
If that happens, there is a clear solution already being used.
They will be given a Provisional Ballet with which they can vote then advise the Registrar the next day with appropriate current ID.
That’s the same process used if I get in line and I’m ready to vote – BUT – I forgot my wallet!
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The Virginia Voter ID Law was first passed in 2012; it was updated in 2013.  There has been ample time to “get ready”.
The Supreme Court has rejected efforts in other states to kill Voter ID Laws.
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Perhaps improving the creditability and correctness in our Voter Laws will improve the process and the outcomes.
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Washington Post 8-12-2012
Department of Justice upholds Va. voter ID law, governor says
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics/post/justice-department-upholds-virginia-voter-id-law/2012/08/20/76d609f6-eb2a-11e1-a80b-9f898562d010_blog.html
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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Indiana Voter ID Law
http://archive.redstate.com/stories/the_courts/breaking_supreme_court_rejects_challenge_to_indiana_voter_id_law
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Virginia Voter ID Law OK’d
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/08/virginia-voter-id-law-okd.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/04/obama-and-hillary-aided-by-election.html
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Senate Democrats Stand And Deliver – NOT

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Obama slams “The Congress” at every opportunity relative to passing legislation that addresses the current “surge group” border crisis.
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What Obama doesn't say is that Harry Reid and the Democrat Senate failed to pass the Obama-BorderBill and then went home for vacation.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/31/senates-border-bill-fails-hours-after-house-border-disaster/
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What he also doesn’t say is that The Republican House did pass such a bill with sufficient funding that directly addresses:
Obama claims that because “The Congress” didn’t do its job he will have to get out his “Pen and CellPhone” and do whatever he wants to do.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/08/roanoke-times-joins-obama-impeachment.html
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Apparently, it hasn’t occurred to him to dial Harry Reid on that phone and get the Democrat-Senate back into session so they can pass the House Bill so that he can sign it!
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Sign it!  Why would he do that?  It’s much more fun and political drama to ignore Congress and do what he wants’ to do!
Has there ever been such a divisive President of the US?  I think NOT!
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Apparently, Mark Warner, Democrat Virginia US Senator, is also not predisposed to get his team back in session to pass the Bill that would directly address the major close-term issues.  Would be the right thing to do for a Senator who claims to be a responsible representative diligently working across-the-isle to do the people’s business.
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We're waiting!   Don't hold your breath!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/warner-hallucinating-about.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/lte-ed-gillespie-you-made-us-proud.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/obama-self-portrait.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/obamas-diabolical-and-insidious.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-obama-democrat-illegal-immigration.html
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Ed Gillespie At West Lake SML

AUGUST 6, 2014

You are cordially invited to
MEET AND GREET
ED GILLESPIE, CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE
95 WESTLAKE ROAD, HARDY, VA 24101
Franklin County Republican Head Quarters
(Next to Verizon/across from Kroger's)
2:30 p.m.
 

Other invited guests and speakers:
Congressman Robert Hurt
Senator Bill Stanley
Senator Ralph Smith
Delegate Charles Poindexter
Delegate Kathy Byron
and local elected officials
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- Ed Gillespie You Made Us Proud
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/lte-ed-gillespie-you-made-us-proud.html
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Monday, August 04, 2014

 

Thank You Roanoke Times

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Thank You for publishing my LTE letter in support of Ed Gillespie for US Senator.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/lte-ed-gillespie-you-made-us-proud.html
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Although I have been somewhat pointed in some of my blog critiques of RT articles and editorials, I have always been very positive about the need for the RT to be successful.

The Valley and region need and deserve a good local paper.

Your success is important for our economic, social and political wellbeing.
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LB Hagen
Scruggs Va.
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Sunday, August 03, 2014

 

Roanoke Times Joins The Obama Impeachment Scam

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Roanoke Times, 8-3-2014, Pg 1, 8: Nixon’ resignation presidency’s darkest day.
The president’s effort to cover up ties to Watergate remains the office’s worst scandal.
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Why the BIG Front Pg story on Nixon’s resignation under threat of impeachment?  August 3rd was not a significant date in that timeline so what’s the point?
The reality is that it’s really not about Nixon at all.
For the past few weeks Obama and his puppets have been singing the “they’re going to impeach me” song!  So impeachment is in the air -- get with it.
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What a Scam – even Chicken Little had a better story!
But Don’t scoff – Obama is raising millions of campaign dollars with this Scam!
His Pravda Media have jumped right on the Scam-Wagon whipping up hysteria to help rally the base against these modern day pseudo-KKKers , thereby helping the Pied Piper collect lots of cash.
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WSJ  July 30, 2014:  
Shame on Obama for suggesting his own impeachment, says Karl Rove
Democrats Try the Impeachment Ploy
Revving up the base and drumming up the dollars by sounding a false alarm about Republicans
http://online.wsj.com/articles/karl-rove-democrats-try-the-impeachment-ploy-1406761062
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It’s clear to the most remote observer that Obama will not be impeached no matter how much he abuses The Office and The Constitution and the co-equal branches of government and The States Rights.
Short of getting caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Edwards)  he will serve out his term.
It appears that he has Carte Blanche to do whatever he wants to do because he is the first Black President of the USA and he was just elected to a second term by the voters of the US!
The clear current demonstration of this is that the Federal Courts have refused to address charges brought by the Congress relative to Obama’s transgressions upon the Congress.
The Supreme Court of The United States is refusing to confront Obama.  Their avoidance alibi is that the Congress doesn’t have standing in the courts.
What a strange view of the Constitutions construct that we have a check-and-balance system between the three co-equal branches of government.
Apparently, that check-and-balance doesn’t apply to Obama! 
It certainly did apply to Nixon and Clinton in their confrontation with Congress!
Case Closed!     Move along -- nothing to see here!
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Saturday, August 02, 2014

 

Job Requires Posting Personal Information

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Job Reports Still Disappointing

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Roanoke Times, 8-2-2014, Pg 6:  Job growth eases, but tops 200K for 6th month.
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Unemployment ticked up to 6.2%
July gain was less than prior three months
Stock market and Consumer Sentiment disappointing
Underemployment Rate is at 16.4%
http://www.statista.com/statistics/205240/us-underemployment-rate/
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A very disturbing statistic is the number of Americans Employed as a percentage of the Population.  This was at 63% in 2008; it dropped to 59% in 2009 and has stayed there for the past 5 years.
Apparently, the job gains since 2009 are not keeping up with population growth! 
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A major inhibitor of private enterprise job growth is the attitude and actions by Obama and his appointees who have little to no business experience or job history and publicly express distain for the private sector.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/obamas-economy-very-bad-good-news.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/january-2014-and-chronic-obama-economic.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/obama-teams-incredibly-cynical-view-of.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/professor-embraces-obamas-failure-to.html
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Friday, August 01, 2014

 

Congressman Eric Cantor

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Subject: Eric Cantor Makes Major Announcement
Email Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:05:00 -0400

Time of Transition
Serving Virginians has been my highest honor
BY ERIC CANTOR

It has been the highest honor of my professional life to serve the people of Virginia’s 7th District in Congress. That is why it is with tremendous gratitude and a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from Congress, effective Aug. 18.

As I reflect on this amazing opportunity, I think of the sacrifices made by so many along the way. It starts with my grandmother who fled religious persecution in Eastern Europe and found herself a young, Jewish widow raising my dad above a grocery store in Richmond. She worked hard to make a better life for those who came after her. Never would she have imagined her grandson would sit in the U.S. House of Representatives. I have indeed lived the American dream.
My wife, Diana, our three wonderful children, and our entire family have been a part of this journey. They have always been the inspiration behind my desire to serve and I am forever grateful for their unending support.


During this time of transition for me and my family, it is my foremost desire to ensure that representation is maintained for the people of the 7th District. For this reason, I have asked Gov. McAuliffe to hold a special election on Election Day, at no additional cost to taxpayers, so my successor can be sworn in immediately in November.
It is vitally important that the constituents have a clear and strong voice during the consequential lame duck session of Congress. I believe and hope that voice will be Dave Brat. The issues that will be considered during the lame duck session this year will be crucial to the future of our country. These debates will continue into the new Congress, and the people of this district deserve to have their new voice representing them and engaging on their behalf.
This will also offer my successor the opportunity to get a head start on the incoming freshman class and provide him with seniority that will ultimately benefit the citizens of the district.

As I return to private life, Diana and I will make decisions about the future. I certainly look forward to doing what I did when I first became a Republican: advocating, as a private citizen, for the conservative solutions to the problems we face that will secure our nation’s greatness and provide a better life for all Americans.
We must protect families and respect faith. Communities should be free to flourish without government’s heavy hand. America must always be the land of equal opportunity, where hard work is rewarded and the American dream is open to all. And we must always protect the most vulnerable among us, and support those who seek liberty around the world.

One of the special things about America is that these principles and the conservative solutions that will help us reaffirm them aren’t the exclusive property of those elected to government. These ideas and the opportunity to fight for them and see them achieved belong to all Americans.
Our country faces many challenges. Too many Americans have lost confidence in the country’s future, and it is not hard to see why. The American Dream often seems to be in retreat at home, while American power and principles are receding abroad.

Too many children are condemned to a bad school because of their ZIP code. Access to a quality education is the civil rights issue of our time and I will continue fighting for reforms that empower children and parents wherever they live and whatever their income. Addressing our education challenges also includes the skyrocketing cost of college. Government has been driving up that cost and public policy has to switch gears.

I believe that we can once again have an economy that produces well-paying jobs that not only put food on the table but help put money in the bank. Reforming taxes and regulations to promote growth is one important step. But we must also keep working to bridge the widening skills gap by ensuring that workers have the opportunity to learn new skills so they can access and keep quality jobs.

Our economic strength is intertwined with our global presence. We have been shrinking from the world in recent years, abandoning the mantle of leadership that generations of brave Americans fought to attain. The result has been growing instability, declining American influence and gathering danger. Our allies no longer trust us, and our enemies no longer fear us. The Middle East is in chaos. Terror is on the rise. Iran is marching toward full nuclear capability and Russia has invaded a sovereign nation with few consequences.
Earlier in my lifetime our country went through a period of precipitous decline, but then recovered. I became a Republican because I heard Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Dick Obenshain and so many others advocating the ideas that created that recovery. While these were all great men, what was truly powerful were the ideas they were advancing.

While my days as a congressman will soon be behind me, my days of fighting for those ideas as a citizen are ahead of me. I’d like to thank the voters, my neighbors, my friends, for giving me the extraordinary opportunity to serve, and I look forward to continuing to work for an America that works and an America that leads.
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Eric Cantor was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in 2000.
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There’s something sad about self-inflected wounds and misdirected hostility!
Especially when it benefits Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the DNC!
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A To-Do Item:
Ask your TeaParty friends to explain what they gained
     vs.
what they and the GOP and Virginia and The American People lost due to their misdirected actions.
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TeaParty Wins And GOP Loses
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaparty-wins-and-gop-loses.html
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TeaParty Wins Another Bad Trade

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaparty-wins-another-bad-trade.html
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Cantor: Yet Another Example Of TeaParty Misdirected Hostility
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/cantor-yet-another-example-of-teaparty.html
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TeaParty-Fundamentalists Take Virginia By Storm
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaparty-fundamentalists-take-virginia.html
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Lois Lerner Your Nasty Foul-Mouthed IRS Executive

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Emails Show Lerner Called Republicans A--holes and 'Crazies'
http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/07/30/emails-show-lerner-called-republicans-holes-and-crazies
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Your Tax Dollars And Government At Work!
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A key component of any allegation of wrongdoing is motive.  This element has had major increases in perspective with the addition of “hate crime” criteria that makes major increases in the severity of wrongdoing.
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We now see in Obama’s IRS Executive, Lois Lerner, a professed nasty attitude toward Obama’s Political Adversaries.  This motive will become a major part of the ongoing investigation of the abuse of Americans using the IRS and sheds a bright light on how Obama’s minions are carrying out their responsibilities.
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There is no longer a “smidgeon” of doubt that the IRS was used as a political weapon for partisan political objectives by Obama’s bureaucrats.
Was that not a KEY element of the Nixon Articles of Impeachment?
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Obama The IRS And The Missing Emails Caper
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Not A Smidgeon Of Truth From IRS Learner And Obama
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/not-smidgeon-of-truth-from-irs-learner.html
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Obama’s IRS Queen Lois Lerner Abuses US Senator
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/obamas-irs-queen-lois-lerner-abuses-us.html
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Obama And The IRS Missing Emails
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/obama-and-irs-missing-emails.html
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The Faces Of Official Washington Arrogance
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-faces-of-official-washington.html
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

 

Pravda Media Hypes John Kerry Yet Another AGW Global Warming Buffoon

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John Kerry proclaimed in an Aug. 31, 2009, op-ed in the Huffington Post, that the Arctic would be “Ice Free” by summer 2013.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/sep/02/john-kerry/kerry-claims-arctic-will-be-ice-free-2013/
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Kerry in ’09: Ice-Free Arctic by Summer 2013
Despite all the doomsday predictions, global warming just isn’t living up to the hype. The newest item in the list of predictions that simply didn’t pan out: John Kerry’s 2009 claim that we would have an ice-free Arctic come 2013.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/362354/kerry-09-ice-free-arctic-summer-2013-alec-torres#!
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Was the Arctic Ice-Free in the summer of 2013?
Not only NO but the ice sheet grew by One-Million Square Miles
That’s 50% larger than Alaska our largest state.
Just more Al Gore and Mike Mann Heifer-Dust being broadcast and propagated by the Pravda Press as truth & facts!
What If The Arctic Ice Sheet Grew By One-Million Square Miles And No One Told Us?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/09/what-if-arctic-ice-sheet-grew-by-one.html
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At what point are these apoplectic draconian scare pronouncements not just wrong but straight out lies with a misdirected energy agenda driving them?
The great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. Thomas Huxley 1860
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The facts are That:
*  There has been no Global Warming caused by mankind or nature for the past 17 years.
*  There has been less than one degree warming in the past 150 years coming out of the Little Ice Age.
*  Nature is the source of most of the atmospheric CO2 and has been the source for millions of years.
*  The climate is changing – the climate has always been changing -- which one would you like? 
*  The Gore Inconvenient truth was based on Mann’s Hockey-stick that has been totally falsified by Mother Nature.
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Click links for some prior blog items that reflect light – not smoke!
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Global Warming Meets Mother Nature
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/global-warming-meets-mother-nature.html
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What If The Antarctic Gained 2 Million Square Miles Of Ice And The Roanoke Times Didn’t Tell Us?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/what-if-antarctic-gained-2-million.html
Alaska is approximately 1/2 Million Square Miles
Texas is approximately 1/4 Million Square Miles
So the 2 Million Square Miles of ADDITIONAL ICE is
4 times the size of Alaska
8 times the size of Texas
That’s a lot of ICE --- Where’s the Global Warming?
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Perspective On Carbon Restrictions

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/perspective-on-carbon-restrictions.html
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Arctic Ice Melting Yet Again
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/arctic-ice-melting-yet-again.html
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It’s The Thick Ice That’s Bad For Alaskan Polar Bears
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/its-thick-ice-thats-bad-for-alaskan.html
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EPA Outlandish Claims Go Unchallenged

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/epa-outlandish-claims-go-unchallenged.html
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