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
Roanoke Times, Former Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt
dies at 60
The editors and their reporter at the Roanoke Times
published a self-authored and self-initiated obituary of former Franklin County
Sheriff Ewell Hunt that is a disgusting post-mortem character assassination of
a fine public servant who devoted 32 years of his life to the welfare and
safety of his community.
Ewell Hunt placed his welfare and safety in harms way for
the people of his community for 32 years.
He was an outstanding police office and public servant.
For those who wish to
honor his memory I recommend you read the article in the Franklin News Post:
County Sheriff Ewell Hunt dies at 60
We all know that Ewell had issues during his four years as Sheriff. It is disgusting that the Roanoke Times would
dedicate a major article to these issues as part of “their self-serving obituary”
of him is beyond the pale. These were
primarily issues of omission and leadership shortfalls that did not involve
violations of his oath nor did they enrich Ewell in any way.
This is a time of reflections on a fine, kind, and good person
who served his community to the best of his ability.
God Bless Ewell Hunt, may you rest in peace!
Clearly, the editors and reporter of the Roanoke Times owe
Ewell’s family, friends and associates an apology.
Roanoke Times, 8-31-2015, Pg 3: Obama To Anchorage Alaska:
Renames Mount McKinley, highest mountain peak in North America, back to original
Obama hypes the Alarmist chant of manmade global warming in Alaska while avoiding Juneau,
the capital of Alaska,
location of Mendenhall Glacier and it’s very visible scientific evidence and
data about “Natural” Global Warming!
The Mendenhall Glacier’s recorded history of retreat from near
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, up the valley to the current
visitor’s center is the irrefutable data that demonstrates “Natural” Global
Warming started in the 1700’s and was the cause of the end of the Little Ice
Age and the onset of Northern Hemisphere Glacial Retreat.
During the 200 years from 1750 to 1950, well before
significant increased atmospheric CO2, Mendenhall retreated two and one-half (2-1/2)
miles up Anka Street
without benefit of CO2, natural or manmade.
The Mendenhall Visitors Center’s Glacial Retreat map
overlaid with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s CO2 graphic is clear evidence
that the current hypothesis about manmade CO2 being the cause of glacial
retreat and global warming leaves much to be explained.
Detailed graphics of additional glacier retreats can be
viewed within a Slide Show at:
Scientific Papers on The Mendenhall Glacier include:
Glacier Fluctuation for Six Centuries in Southeastern
Alaska and Its Relation to Solar Activity
THE END OF THE LITTLE ICE AGE, MENDENHALL GLACIER, JUNEAU, ALASKA
This article also explains why glacier melting and retreat, once
started, accelerates as additional heat-absorbing
materials are exposed to the atmosphere and sun without any assistance from
The non-association between atmospheric CO2 and global
warming is also evident in the NASA global temperature data showing less than
one degree warming for past 250 years and showing insignificant warming during the
past 18 year period of increased
The great tragedy of
The slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Thomas Huxley 1860
Alarmist Climate AGW “Scientists” In Conflict With Mother
Man-made Global Warming or Mother Nature's Normal
Global Warming Meets Mother Nature
Click for PowerPoint realistic view of Global Warming and Climate Change
The people of SML are shocked and saddened by the wanton
killing of Roanoke WDBJ7 employees, Alison
Parker, 24, and Adam
Ward, 27, and the wounding of Vicki
Gardner, 62, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber
Our community has joined in expressing our condolences to
the families, friends and coworkers of the victims of this tragedy.
Personal commentary: This tragedy was ultimately the result of misdirected
hostility, failed anger management, faulty employment political correctness and
undiagnosed mental illness all accumulating into the ill mind and hostile actions
of a mentally dysfunctional young man Vester Lee Flanagan II, aka Brice Williams.
“Vester Lee Flanagan was a popular teenager, a model for
Macy’s department store as a young man, and appeared to be a successful
reporter at local television news stations in California and across the American
south. But away from the studio lights,
his journalism career was troubled, marked by office disputes and legal complaints
he filed that alleged racism at newsrooms in Tallahassee,
Florida, in 2000 and in Virginia last year.”
Flanagan’s hostility also carried-over into his daily
experiences like driving.
Video shows Virginia
gunman Vester Lee Flanagan in July road rage incident
employment political correctness” resulted in WDBJ7 management not getting a
valid picture of Flanagan’s issues from prior employers but instead they got
letters of recommendations.
One can presume that
prior employers were intimidated by Flanagan’s prior race and
sexual-orientation based complaints to the Federal EEOC and court lawsuits; it
was easier and “safer” to just pass him along to the next job.
This same “faulty employment political correctness” was
integral to the Army’s Fort Hood Radical Muslim Terrorist:
This same “faulty organizational political correctness” was integral to the Virginia Tech VT massacre:
The inability of the mental health system to handle imminent dangerous situations was highlighted by the Va Delegate Deeds And His Sons Mental Health violence.
Sadly consistent with these misguided actions are Gov.
McAuliffe’s initiatives to remove the question, “have you ever been convicted
of a crime” from all Virginia Government
Obama is demanding this same misguided action on ALL job
Perhaps the current Homeland Security motto should be used
for all observed disturbing behaviors:
“If you see something, say something”!
Not clear to who and then what they will do and what repercussions
and risks will come back to haunt you.
Evil exists and manifests itself through ill, ignorant, and
What a sad reflection on our people, our society and our
release new information about Wednesday's shooting
Former co-workers say Vester Flanagan had problems with
work, anger, racism
WDBJ shooter's history sheds light on workplace threats
Officials say WDBJ attack was 'well-planned,' 'premeditated'
Two killers: Vester Lee Flanagan and Dylann Roof - More similar than we might think:
8-24-2015, Pg 8: Saved for now,
Sweet Briar looks for a long-term solution.
8-25-2015, Pg 3: After a summer of turmoil, students return
to Sweet Briar.
8-26-2015, Pg 6: Editorial: Sweet Briar reopens with 248
The Saved for now
$16 Million misdirected out of the escrow funds against the
That’s $65,000 per
student from raided-escrow isn’t it?
248 students paying $40,000 tuition
That’s a total of $105,000
per student isn’t it?
And that’s not counting the major alumni cash infusion
95 faculty and 300 students
That’s one (1)
faculty for every (3) students isn’t it?
Only an all-girls
liberal arts college promoted by NOW, The Progressives and the Pravda Press could call this:
“Saved for now”!
Who is really being
Sweet Briar, AG Herring And Title IX
Sweet Briar’s Diverse Education?
Roanoke Times, 8-26-2015, Pg 3: New Plan: Let the water stay
Seems like everyone who is anyone beat a path to New Orleans for the 10
year Katrina anniversary.
All, including Obama, were touting the hundreds of millions
of taxpayer money spent on infrastructure and facilities and housing.
No one seemed to notice that Katrina was only a Cat-3 when
it hit and that future Cat-4’s and 5’s are sure to happen, so, why are we, the
taxpayers, “investing” in reclaiming properties like Ward-9 that lie below
Ward-9 was historically a swampland and should never have
been developed and redeveloping it now with taxpayer funds is clearly a form of
People can and should be relocated to a better situation for
their health, welfare and future benefit, that is, if you really believe that: “All Lives Matter”!
Tale Of Two
Cities: Sandy And Katrina
Roanoke Times, 8-19-2015, Agency aims to reduce
methane, The EPA announced a rule that
would limit the potent greenhouse gas, the energy industry opposes the plan.
Damn those Frackers!
They’re producing massive amounts of oil and gas on private lands in
an amazing short amount of time and in direct contravention to Obama’s cell phone
and pen. Notice the word “potent” in the
headline – fits right in with flatulation a major source of potent methane and also CO2 every time we breathe out.
This Fracking is an abomination because it keeps the cost of
energy down making so-called “alternatives” astronomically expensive.
Renewable’s Cost Astronomical – Switch Green Subsidies To R&D
The Good News: The Obama Jihad against fossil fuels
continues to face major obstacles:
* There is no global
warming for the past 18 years from man or nature per NASA.
* There is less than
one degree in warming over the past 250 years as we exit from The Little Ice
Age circa 1776 per NASA. This very
moderate natural-variation warming does not correlate to CO2 from man or
* There is no
scientific basis for predicting catastrophic climate change from consuming
fossil fuels and the so-called computer models are totally inconsistent with
the NASA temperature records.
* The Gore-Mann-AGW-hockey-stick
thermal run-away upon which the entire Inconvenient “Truth” was based has been
belied by Mother Nature – Inconveniently, there is no hockey-stick and
therefore the hypothesis is just “schtick”!
* The “alternative”
options are expensive, intermittent and unreliable and do not support utility
service at 24/7/365 availability.
* Tax-payers now know
that tax subsidies are the stilts upon which “alternative” sources are being
built, maintained and supported.
* In spite of Obama
and his Pravda Media, the majority of the public now understand that “consensus
by tax-grants is not science”, the temperature data does not support the
hypothesis and the proposed “alternatives” are not ready for prime time utility