The RoanokeSlant

This file is a personal journal of commentary of examples of the Roanoke Times and Liberal Media Slant. lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Saturday, August 27, 2016

 

Pathetic Weather And Climate Modeling And Outlandish Predictions

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There are hundreds of millions of dollars spent each year on Weather and Climate Modeling.
Except for nuclear weapons design, physics research and mineral exploration, Weather and Climate are the greatest “investment” in super-computers and the massive infrastructure surrounding them.
The results are incredibly disappointing and in many cases malfeasance of taxpayer money!
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Super-computers are not to blame.  They perform massive operations per second with flawless accuracy.
Clearly the two other elements of the equations are the programs they are running and data they are fed.
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Aye – there is the rub!  People with all their flaws, biases, egos, agendas and limitations writing programs and inputting data and in many cases trying to obtain a predefined outcome.
Something about: garbage in = garbage out.
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Just look at the pathetic weather models for the current Tropical Storm Invest 99-L.
Over a dozen weather models predicting land-fall over an 870 mile shoreline.
How can this be called a professional prediction?
How can this be of any use to anyone?
Do we pay these people?  Do we actually pay these people?
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Then look at the pathetic Man-made Global Warming AGW Models.
The average of 102 Climate Models that are four-times (4X) off the measured “current” temperature (0.8 vs. 0.2 degrees).
Not one model reflects the recent and current temperature!
And to think that these are the models that Obama is using to totally restructure our National Energy Systems.
What could possibly go wrong with that so-called plan?
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Our president and secretary of state pronounce that, based on these models of “man-made” global warming (as if there’s never been the natural kind – the only kind so far) that AGW is more dangerous than those who have declared war upon us and are working diligently to kill as many of us and our friends as they can.
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As an interesting highlight reflect on the difference between the doomsday apolitical projections by the AGW-Alarmists about today’s effects of so-called man-made CO2 and global warming and reality:
No Atlantic Hurricanes since Wilma in 2005
No Gulf Hurricanes since Ingrid 2013

No Major Hurricane Has Made Landfall In the U.S. In More Than 9 Years -- and That's a New Record

Don’t see that highlighted in the Pravda Press do we?
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For professional views of Earth Science peruse:
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“Nothing to Fear” at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1miBhXy
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Obama’s National Security Strategy: Terrorism Equivalent To AGW
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Man-made Global Warming or Mother Nature's Normal Climate?
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Global Warming Meets Mother Nature
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AGW Global Warming Alarmism -- It's All About Wealth Redistribution

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McAuliffe’s $1.5 BILLION Budget Shortfall Crisis – How Can That Be?

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Roanoke Times, 8-26-2016, Pg 1, 8:  Rainy day fund will help soak up Virginia’s budget shortfall.  Lower than expected revenues from state income taxes are mostly to blame for the budget crisis.
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A McAuliffe Virginia Budget Shortfall Crisis – Impossible!  This must be some kind of anti-McAuliffe-Hillary Right Wing Conspiracy trick!
McAuliffe, Hillary and Obama have been bragging how great our economy is and how they are responsible for our wonderful financial situation.
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Using the “rainy day” fund – Really?
It’s not raining – in fact McAuliffe-Hillay-Obama and their Pravda Media have been bragging about just how financially bright and shiny it really is!
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It’s been eight years since the Recession Ended.  It’s historically overdue for another recession.  What will McAuliffe do for “rainy day” funds when that happens?
Not to worry, the Democrats, with the able assistance of their Pravda Media, will ram-through yet more taxes and fees to pay for their dependency legacy.
And to add insult to injury they will pile lots more regulations on the private industry, the real jobs creators.
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Eight years after the recession ended and the Obama-Economy is growing at a pathetic and anemic one-percent (1%) the lowest in over 50 years!
The new GDP numbers are terrible.
No wonder Hillary won’t talk about the economy
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Just More Hope And Change We Can Believe In!
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Obama: It’s Still The Economy Stupid!
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Obama’s Economic News: Hiding The Bad News
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Only Thing Worse Than The Economy Is Obama Talking About It
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McAuliffe: 2016 Will Be 'Banner Economic Year
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Pravda Press Hiding Obama’s BiPolar Economy

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Friday, August 26, 2016

 

Iranian Swift-Boats Run At US Ships

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US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship; 4 Mideast close calls this week
 “The USS Squall fired the shots, according to the official.
On Tuesday, four Iranian small boats "harassed" the USS Nitze, sailing near the guided missile destroyer in the narrow Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. Navy official told Fox News.
Other close calls this week involved the USS Tempest and USS Squall, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters Thursday.”
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A classic military tactic is the probing of the enemy’s defenses to identify weaknesses.
Should Iranian attack boats, modern-day PT-boats, find blind-spots in US ship defenses they may well sink US ships a dozen times their size and a million times their cost.
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The USS Cole’s demise by a similar size attack boat loaded with explosives, a seaborne IED vessel, is a recent example of the danger of these attacks.
17 American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured and the ship totally disabled.
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Obama Just Sent GITMO USS Cole Bomber Back To His Comrades – April 2016! 
As Radical Muslim Terrorists Played "Hail to the Chief"
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

 

Sailor Gets Year In Brig For Obtaining And Possessing Classified Material

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Roanoke Times, 820-2016, Pg 3:  Sailor gets year for nuclear sub photos.
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A young sailor from Arlington, Vermont, serving on a nuclear sub took a “selfie” while on-board his ship.
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There is no indication that he intended sabotage.
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There is no indication he intended to violate national security rules.
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There is no indication that the photos were marked or contained security markings.
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There is no indication he purposely exposed national security material to others.
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HOWEVER
UNLIKE HILLARY  -- HE’S GOING TO JAIL FOR ONE YEAR FOLLOWED BY THREE YEARS OF TRACKING AND MONITORING and he certainly will have great difficulty getting a good new job.
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Apparently FBI Director Comey and AG Lynch view the unintended misdeeds of a young sailor in a much different light than Her Majesty Hillary.
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But then again, everyone who has ever had a security clearance and handled classified materials knew the sailor was going to get hammered!
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Hillary Didn’t Mis-Handle Classified Material
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Obama’s AG Loretta Lynch Huddles With Bill Clinton
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Trump’s Ideological Test For Immigrants Absurd -- Really?

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Roanoke Times, 8-22-2016, Pg 5, Opinion:  Trump’s ideological test for immigrants is absurd.
Esther Cepeda, Washington Post columnist
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Perhaps Ms. Cepeda and her associates should take a hard look at Teddy Roosevelt’s view of the responsibilities of immigrants during a time of massive immigration into the US from Europe.
No one called Teddy or his immigration views “absurd”.
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Note to Obama and all Liberals: 
Illegal is not a race, It’s a crime!

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My parents were Legal Immigrants in the 1920’s and they gladly complied with all Teddy’s requirements.  They didn’t view these requirements for US Citizenship as absurd, instead they embraced them!
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Canadians Show Obama How To Handle Illegal Immigrants
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The Syrian Refugee Onslaught: European Countries Resurrect Their Borders
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Liberal Media Promotes Orwell’s 1984 Doublespeak: Undocumented Immigrants
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To Assimilate or Not  -- 2006

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Canadians Show Obama How To Handle Illegal Immigrants

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PORT HURON, Mich. –   It was a bit costly for Canadians to help the 1,500 Americans who drifted across the St. Clair River last weekend.
The Americans were quickly and efficiently bussed back to the US.
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What a contrast to the Obama handling of Illegal Immigrants pouring across our southern borders.
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Obama doesn’t turn them around and immediately send them back to whence they came.
NO!  He buses them to welcome centers and then sends them to wherever they wish to go anywhere in the US.
He then sets them up with all the amenities of Public Welfare at TaxPayers expense.
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This should end all jokes about American superiority over Canadians!

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In Case of Poison: How To Induce Vomiting

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There’s a Sixth Way that’s much quicker and more efficient:
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Disrespecting StoneWall Jackson

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'They had a funeral for his arm?': Ozzy Osbourne learns Stonewall Jackson's history on trip to Orange
 “British rocker Ozzy Osbourne ridiculed the fate of famed Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson when recently visiting the grave of his left arm buried in the family cemetery at historic Ellwood on the Wilderness Battlefield in Orange County — as portrayed on a recent episode of the new History Channel show, “Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour.””
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This tripe is news worthy of print and coverage?
This is worthy of the History Channels programming?
Ozzy and his Black Sabbath Band disrespecting Jackson.  Really?
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“Black Sabbath: 'We used to have cocaine flown in by private plane'
Black Sabbath speaks about drugs, the occult and God is Dead””
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StoneWall Jackson is one of the most significant Artillery Officers in American History and needs no defense from the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and The Pravda Press.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

 

UpDate 8-24-2016: The Roanoke 'Allahu akbar' Attacker

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Warrant: Man heard voices telling him to attack before he stabbed 2 people, screaming 'Allahu akbar'
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As expected, we are well on the way to another Federal “workplace violence” type designation for another “Allahu akbar” attack.
Let’s find some reason, any reason, this guy is a nut-case and NOT a, home-grown, inspired, hatched, or anointed Radical Muslim Terrorist; this right out of the Obama PlayBook on the WorkPlace Violence of Fort Hood.
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Did “voices” give this person over $1,000 for a trip to Turkey, the gateway to joining ISIS in Syria?
What did the “voices” have him do there? 
Why did “the voices” tell him to return?
What did the “voices” tell him to do after he returned?
Has he been on a “watch-list” since returning from this hot-bed of ISIS Radical Muslim Terrorism, or did these same “voices” tell our Dept of so-called HomeLand Security that he didn’t need watching?
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Move Along Folks – Nothing To See Here!
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ISIS “Allah Akbar.” Comes To Roanoke Virginia
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Obama: We Are To Blame For Orlando Massacre
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Hillary And Obama: 50 Dead And 50 Wounded BUT There Are No “Radical Muslim Terrorists” In Orlando Or Anyplace Else
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Hillary: There Are No Muslim Terrorists
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

 

ISIS “Allah Akbar.” Comes To Roanoke Virginia

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FBI investigating whether Roanoke Virginia stabbings were ISIS-inspired
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“Wasil Farooqui, 20, was charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding in the stabbing attack Saturday that left two people wounded.
The FBI confirmed to Fox News it is investigating the dual stabbing alongside the Roanoke County Police Department. A source familiar with the case also told Fox News the FBI is investigating the attack as a possible terrorism-related incident.
"The FBI is working with the Roanoke County Police Department following the incident that occurred on Saturday evening,” said Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division.
"While I cannot discuss details of the investigation at this time, I do want to reassure the community that we are working to determine the nature of the incident," Lee said.
According to ABC News, Farooqui had traveled to Turkey in the last year and may have tried to sneak into Syria to meet with ISIS militants.
Farooqui allegedly attacked a man and woman at an apartment complex in Roanoke, according to WDBJ-7. Both victims were seriously injured in the attack.
Witnesses told authorities that Farooqi was yelling “Allah Akbar.”
Authorities believe that Farooqui may have been trying to behead the male victim, according to ABC News. Investigators said that there was no connection between Farooqui and the victims.
"The FBI is working with the Police Department following the incident that occurred on Saturday evening," Special Agent In Charge Adam Lee, head of the FBI’s Richmond field office told ABC News in a statement. “While I cannot discuss details of the investigation at this time, I do want to reassure the community that we are working to determine the nature of the incident."
Farooqui was being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail.”
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Yet another good example of the great vetting that Obama keeps bragging about!
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We are all waiting for the Pravda Press to marginalize and bury this story.
After all  -- How can this happen in the Hillary-McAuliffe State on Obama’s Watch right here in the Roanoke Times' home town?
According to Obama and Hillary – there are NO Radical Muslim Terrorists Anywhere  -- certainly NOT HERE!
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Obama Deletes The Orlando Radical Muslim Terrorist’s 911 ISIS Statements
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Why Doesn’t Obama’s Good Muslims Speak-out?
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Obama: The New Baghdad Bob

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Friday, August 19, 2016

 

LTE: Airbnb, Virginia Laws And The New Motel Next Door

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Franklin County Virginia supervisors want to keep control of short-term rentals
Franklin County supervisors are expressing their concern about legislation that could limit their ability to regulate short-term rentals. The concern stems from a push in the General Assembly to allow short-term rental services, like Airbnb, to operate throughout the state and prevent localities from enacting ordinances or zoning restrictions against them.”
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There’s a proper name for short-term daily rentals; they’re called Motels and they are classified everywhere as commercial businesses.
They are commercial because they are incompatible with family homes and family neighborhoods.
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Most folks who rent motels are nice people.  However, by definition, they are transients and not invested in the neighborhood or the facilities they are renting.
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In commercial motels, should people be disruptive and unpleasant, one can call the management at the front-desk.  For the “motel next door” who does one call and what might be the outcome?
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Some claim there can be some taxes from those activities.  That amount will pale in comparison to the adjacent homeowners who will demand a major reduction in their real-estate assessment due to the state’s introduction of a commercial business next to their homes.
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For those who have no experience with short-term rentals next door, talk to those who have had that experience, and then tell your Delegate and State Senator that commercial short-term rental motels do not belong next to your home.
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

 

VT "Requires" Diversity Training For All Incoming Students

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Roanoke Times, 8-18-2016, Pg 1, 4:  VT "Requires" Diversity Training
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VT has acquired the rights to an online “Diversity Training” software program for students, faculty and search committees:
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The program company is inclulsionedu:
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Given that this is a “required” worthwhile educational and indoctrination program for the VT students, clearly all the parents of these students should be given access to this program and in fact, all the taxpayers of Virginia should have access since this is a tax-supported school.
Are we not paying for this program?
Would we all not benefit from this program?
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Shouldn’t VT emulate BT Washington and his “raising the veil of ignorance from his people”?  
Let's go with transparency -- that would be a good thing!
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Putin, Iran, Assad: Have Won Middle-East Wars: Obama A Bystander

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Roanoke Times, 8-17-2016, Russia bombs in Syria via Iran base.
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Iran-backed Shiite forces in Iraq now estimated at 100,000 – US military spokesman
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Russia purposefully bombed a base used by the US
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WSJ:  Russia’s Growing Military Ties With Iran.

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In his myopic mind, Obama has won the middle-east wars and brought home the troops.
Talk about “1984 DoubleTalk and Thought Distortion”!
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The results of Obama’s leading from his behind is now clear to the most dull observers.  Putin, Iran, Assad are victorious in their military aggression, Europe inherits a million war-refugees, Turkey is now ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood and Israel and Jordan are at the highest risk in decades and ISIS has metastasized into a dozen countries and is striking terror at will across the globe.
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To add insult to injury it appears Putin is staging to invade and take additional land from Ukraine:
While the world is distracted, Putin escalates his war in Ukraine
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Clearly the Obama-Hillary-Kerry strategy has failed at every level and it’s clear that Hillary’s Russian-Reset  was a total farce.
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Mission Accomplished by all!
Just More Hope and Change we can depend upon!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

 

McAuliffe: A Disappointing Political Hack

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Roanoke Times, 8-16-2016, Pg 1,5:  Governor McAuliffe’s declaration:
Virginia’s Supreme Court Members “scared” in ruling on McAuliffe’s fiat of the restoration of 200,000+ felon’s rights.  “Ruling almost unfathomable.”
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Terry McAuliffe publicly demonstrating he is a lifelong political hack whose primary claim to fame is a money-bag-man for the Clinton’s.
McAuliffe publicly proclaiming his: Arrogance, Disrespect and Contempt of the Courts because they followed Virginia’s Constitutional limitations on any Governor’s powers.
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Apparently McAuliffe assumed his “pen and cell-phone” were all he needed to follow Obama’s lead on this issue and help "stack the deck" for Hillary.
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It is disturbing that McAuliffe has such gross disregard for the Courts and for the People of Virginia.
Where are the good honorable men of leadership and dignity?
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McAuliffe’s Honeymoon With Felons Ends In Divorce Court
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Media Diagnose McAuliffe With ADHD
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McAuliffe Plays The Voting Race Card With Felons
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Why Are Obama’s Associates So Vile And Nasty?

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Monday, August 15, 2016

 

Obama’s Louisiana Katrina -- Where’s Obama And FEMA And The Press?

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Deadly storm system leaves La. in shambles, threatens new flooding in Illinois
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Actually we know where Obama is --- he’s on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard
But  --- we don’t know where FEMA is – Oh right – they’ll show up later when the water recedes and process the paperwork for low-interest loans.
That’s what they’ve always been best at doing
The issue today is  -- where’s the Major Media hounding Obama with the old Bush questions about why so little is getting done – and is little getting done because of racism?
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That’s not going to happen now because the Major Media is the Pravda Media in Obama’s pocket and is the DNC’s media outlet.
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Click back through reflections about the Major Media and Bush and then reflect on the astounding silence “in all due respect” to their Prince Obama.
This is not the time to diminish the Prince’s legacy.
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Obama’s refusal to interrupt vacation amid Louisiana flooding stirs anger

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Roanoke Flooded By 3-Inches Of Rain Yet Again

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Heavy rain (3-inches) leads to flash flooding in Roanoke
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Yet again Roanoke’s $65 Million “flood control” that actually is “river bank beautification” has shown it’s true worth to the taxpayers and residents of Roanoke – WORTHLESS AND A SHAM!
Long live the snail-darters and log-perch!
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To add insult to the injury to all, the city of Roanoke is collecting taxes under the false pretenses of Obama’s “surface water” management boondoggle!  How pathetic is that!
Roanoke Surface Water Boondoggle Or Meaningful Improvement?
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Just More Hope and Change for the TaxPayers and Residents of Roanoke!
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Roanoke’s $65 Million dollar River Bank Beautification Still Not Holding Water
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Roanoke’s Pretty River Banks Just Don’t Hold Water
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Roanoke Flood Insurance High Because Of Floods!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

 

Obama’s BLM Urban Warfare Hits Milwaukee

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More sad BLM Milwaukee News:  8-15-2016
“MILWAUKEE –  Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim and take the person to a hospital, as tense -skirmishes erupted for a second night following the police shooting of a (armed) black man.
At the same news conference, Mayor Tom Barrett said a still image pulled from the footage clearly showed a gun in 23-year-old Sylville K. Smith's hand as he fled a traffic stop Saturday.

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Additional News 8-14-2016 PM:
Milwaukee man shot by police seen with gun in body camera footage, officials say
“Sylville K. Smith, 23, was identified Sunday as the subject of a Saturday afternoon traffic stop that turned deadly when Smith allegedly ran from officers and then turned toward one with a gun in his hand.
Both Smith and the unidentified officer who shot him are black, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said.
“The individual did turn toward the officer with a firearm in his hand,” said Flynn, later adding that Smith “was raising up with” the gun.”
“Earlier Sunday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker activated the National Guard to assist Milwaukee police. The guard will remain activated but not deployed unless local officials specifically request it.”
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“City leaders pleaded for calm after the violence erupted, with Mayor Tom Barrett imploring parents of anyone at the scene to "get them home right now" after at least four businesses burned and one officer was hurt.
At a news conference just after midnight, Barrett said the situation appeared to be calming after a riotous scene in which as many as 100 protesters skirmished with police, torching a squad car and tossing a brick through the window of another. Police mounted at least two efforts to push the protesters out of an intersection at the heart of the violence.
Other leaders blamed the Black Lives Matter movement for igniting the violence.
Black Lives Matter has “stoked hysteria,” Bishop E.W. Jackson told “Fox & Friends” Sunday.  “A mass hysteria has taken grip” and President Obama has made it worse by embracing the BLM movement, Jackson said.
He added: The BLM movement works on the false premise “police are out hunting down black men.” They are “using race as a way of avoiding responsibility,” Jackson said.
The unrest began several hours after a man fleeing police after a traffic stop was shot and killed. Police said the man was armed, but it wasn't clear whether he was pointing the gun or aiming it at officers. Barrett said the man was hit twice, in the chest and arm. Neither his race nor the officer's ethnicity were immediately released, nor were they identified.”
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Anti-Police Urban Warfare Hits Newport News Virginia
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