This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: email@example.com
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!-
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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?
Level IV. Saturday Nite Live: Seven arrested, 1 shot as police use tear gas on 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.
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
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!
BREAKING: FERGUSON ERUPTS! Looting, Shots Fired, Rioting – MASS CHAOS!! (Video)
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!
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.
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.
Yet another clear example of why the founders gave us
the 2nd Amendment and why we all should fight to keep it
Missouri is a "Stand Your Ground" Law State and this is a clear example of why THAT'S A GOOD THING!
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?
Author unknown, but very insightful.
CDC issues highest-level
alert amid Ebola outbreak
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.
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?
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?
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
Roanoke Times, 6/7/09, Pg 16: Former NY health chief
(Thomas Frieden) tapped (by Obama) to head agency (CDC).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
* 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.
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.
Sleep well, Obama and Dr. Frieden are watching out
for your welfare.
Obama slams “The Congress” at every opportunity relative to
passing legislation that addresses the current “surge group” border crisis.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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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
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The Valley and region need and deserve a good local paper.
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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.
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
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.
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.
WSJ July 30, 2014:
Shame on Obama for suggesting his own impeachment, says
Democrats Try the
Revving up the base
and drumming up the dollars by sounding a false alarm about Republicans
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
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!
Roanoke Times, 8-2-2014, Pg 6: Job growth eases, but tops 200K for 6th
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%
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
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.
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
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
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
Eric Cantor was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 7th
Congressional District in 2000.
There’s something sad about
self-inflected wounds and misdirected hostility!
Especially when it benefits
Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the DNC!
A To-Do Item:
Ask your TeaParty friends to
explain what they gained
what they and the GOP and Virginia and The American People lost due to their misdirected actions.
TeaParty Wins And GOP Loses
TeaParty Wins Another Bad Trade
Cantor: Yet Another Example Of TeaParty Misdirected Hostility
TeaParty-Fundamentalists Take Virginia