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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

Mr. President Obama – You Lie

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Results of Fox Poll: Does Obama Lie on Important Matters?
37%   Lies Most of the time
24%   Lies Some of the time
20%   Lies Occasionally
15%   Never
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Clearly no apology required for:
GOP Rep. Joe Wilson yelling out "You lie!"
to Obama during his health care speech
in front of Congress:This ...Sept 9, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgce06Yw2ro
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Isn’t it interesting that now 85% of those polled agree with GOP Rep. Joe Wilson:
Mr. President (Obama) You Lie!
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It’s sad to see how far we have fallen in such a short time.
Gee Toto – I don’t think we’re in America anymore.
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Just More Hope and Change we can Depend On!
And the Pravda Press just keeps singing "Hail to the Chief" all day every day!
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From Nobel Peace Prize To Liar Of The Year
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/from-nobel-peace-price-to-liar-of-year.html
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Yet Another ObamaCare ‘1984’ Lie
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/yet-another-obamacare-1984-lie.html
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ObamaCare Claims: Is It Stupidity Or Is It Outright Lies?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/10/obamacare-claims-is-it-stupidity-or-is.html
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Crimea Revisited

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As we watch the eagles of war circle over the Ukraine and Crimea, one is carried back in time to 1852 and The Crimean War and Lord Tennyson’s description of the Imperial Russian Army and Lord Cardigan’s Charge of The Light Brigade; 
http://www.britishbattles.com/crimean-war/balaclava.htm
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Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them
Cannon in front of them

Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell

Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came through the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,

All that was left of them
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Any student of military history cannot help but compare this famous misdirected charge to that of Confederate General Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg and the similar fate that befell his troops.
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The world is watching Ukraine just as they watched Poland, Rhineland, Austria, and Norway in 1938.  History has a way of repeating itself and those who pound their swords into plows, will plow for those who didn’t.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/obama-delusional-and-ysfunctional.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/obama-playing-checkers-putin-playing.html
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Obama: Let’s Find A New Bogyman

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Obama to his minions: Let’s not talk about:
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Benghazi responsibility and accountability
The IRS abusing the TeaParty
The NSA abusing Americans’privacy
The Big mess in the Ukraine
The Big mess in Syria
The North Korean nuclear weapons threats
The Iranian nuclear weapons development
The 5-year long unemployment and underemployment
The anemic economic recovery since the recession ended 5-years ago
The 16 TRILLION national debt
The impending bankruptcy of the Social Security fund
The impending bankruptcy of the Medicare fund
The ObamaCare mess – not just the rollout – the whole darn package
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If not the above – then what should we talk about?
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Let’s talk about how the women who work in the Obama Administration are not getting paid equal to men!
How will that be a good thing? How will that highlight the Republican War on Women?
http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/08/politics/white-house-fair-pay-disparity/
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Has there ever been such a limited and challenged and shallow President and Administration in our entire history?
Their claim to fame to get reelected is to divide the country into economic, social, sexual, class and race dissension and divisiveness and warfare.
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Just More Hope and Change we can Believe In.
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Darn Those Rich Republicans – NOT

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The 7 Richest US Senators Are:
John Heinz Kerry – D   was THE richest -- now Obama's Sec. of State
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Mark Warner – D
Herb Kohl – D
James Risch – R
Jay Rockefeller– D
Richard Blumenthal – D
Dianne Feinstein – D
Frank R. Lautenberg – D
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One Republican out of the 7 Richest Senators!  Darn those rich Republicans - NOT!
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The Democrats and their Pravda Press demonize the Koch Brothers for supporting Republican Candidates; but then they turn a blind-eye to the George Soros’ family’s massive contributions to Democrats!  How fair and balanced is that?
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The ugly Roanoke Times April 7th  “cartoon” showing the Republicans as the party of money and beneficiaries of campaign funds flies in the face of FACTS!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-pravda-press-lies-lies-damn-lies.html
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Where’s the cartoons of Mark Warner, the richest US Senator who also has $8.8 Million on hand for his Virginia campaign this year?
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Obama Jumps On Rancher Big Time; Illegal Immigrants Not So Much

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Obama sent armored vehicles, helicopters, dogs, snipers and pseudo-infantry into the desert to grab hundreds of privately owned cattle and then stage an armed confrontation with a Rancher on his own land.
Sure looked like a replay of Ruby Ridge and Waco was in the works.
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TV coverage appeared to be more coverage of Soviet Thugs in Eastern Ukraine.
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If only Obama would confront the Illegal Immigrants streaming across our borders with such “Chutzpah” we all would be really impressed.
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Certainly raises the question of why the Obama administration has purchased over one and a half Billion rounds of ammunition, for nonmilitary agencies, during the past few years.  Talk about feeding conspiracy theory’s and paranoia.
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Added to the intrigue is the adjacent new massive solar energy system that required a so called “endangered turtle” to be moved from the solar lands over to the land adjacent to the ranch.  What a neat way to extend the government’s helping hand.  Has there ever been a case in which that type action was taken for a state or private or corporate project?
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The bottom-line is that Obama will ultimately crush this Rancher.  His claim to being “grandfathered” by 150 years of open range grazing will be deemed null and void and the legal system will be used to override any States Rights or other claims and our benevolent government will destroy this annoying resistor.
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Just More Hope and Change we can Believe In!
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http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/12/us/nevada-rancher-rangers-cattle-showdown/

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Monday, April 14, 2014

 

Roanoke Times Still Stuck In Orwells “1984” Doublespeak

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Roanoke Times, 4-14-2014, Pg 6, Editorial: Prudence on climate.
A rise in sea level should not be treated as a partisan issue.
An accelerating rise in sea level that began in the 1980s creates a purely apolitical problem that will be expensive to address.
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The first step in “Prudence” should be truthfulness!  No ---  the change in sea level changes didn’t start in the 1980s!
16,000 years ago the Atlantic was 400 feet lower than today and the Outer Banks were 50 miles out to sea at the continental shelf. 
There has been a very steady rise in sea level since the end of the Little Ice Age (circa 1750).
The yearly variations in the sea level are very large compared to the accumulative increases and this is exaggerated by the lowering of land in many locations due to plate tectonics.
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It’s certainly true that those who build by the ocean are exposed to major storms, tsunamis, and rising sea levels and other works by Mother Nature.
For the past 100 years Mother Nature has caused the ocean to rise about 20 cm (or 8 inches). 
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Yet again the RT Editors feel compelled to continue with their “1984 DoubleSpeak” in support of the Gore-Mann man-made global warming AGW hypothesis.
They find it impossible to differentiate between natural changes in the world compared to the Gore-Mann hypothesis thereby continuing to discount scientific reality with their support for their team.
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 For the past several months we have been treated to a steady stream of propaganda about man-made global warming, storms, snow and cold weather.  Almost all of these stories perpetuate lies about setting “yet another record” without once referring back to the “real records”.
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Also never mentioned is that we’ve experienced less than one degree warming over the past 150 years and there has been no significant temperature change in the past 17 years.
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If there are conflicts of interest to be exposed in all of this, it’s focused on two entities.  Those academics who are living off hundreds of millions of taxpayer funded grants designed to invent support for the Gore-Mann hypothesis (a prime example is the hiding of the activities of Mann at UVa),
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/uva-continues-to-stonewall-virginias.html
and those political entities who want ever increasing control of our energy systems through regulation and fiats.
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For those who wish to view a basic and realistic presentation of global warming, climate change and major historical weather events click-on and view the power point at:
http://www.roanokeslant.org/AGW-Skeptic2D/
It’s free, easy, fun and enlightening.
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What Catastrophe? MIT’s Richard Lindzen, the unalarmed climate scientist http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/articles/what-catastrophe_773268.html
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Cold, Ice, Snow: That’s Why We Call It Winter!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/cold-ice-snow-thats-why-we-call-it.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/03/abusing-science-with-executive-power.html
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

Shoes Off The Other Foot

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Back in 2008 the Liberal Media thought it was really funny and great sport when someone threw a shoe at George Bush!
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Fast forward to April 2014 -- and a woman throws a shoe at Hillary and now it's not funny and it's a serious crime and lets have the cops do a perp-walk and then splash her mug shot over the Internet!
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The Pravda Media are so Fair and Balanced!  Bless Their Heart!
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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/04/clinton-bush-and-a-fast-moving-shoe-who-dodged-it-best/
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

 

Dare To Question Our Priorities



A poignant message from a friend
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We idolized and memorialized Whitney Houston, yet looked the other way concerning her well-known substance abuse and tumultuous life with singer Bobby Brown.

Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious.

Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a celebrity drug addict and thief.

Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian's stupid wedding (and short-lived marriage) was shoved down our throats, while........

Justin Allen 23
Brett Linley 29
Matthew Weikert 29
Justus Bartett 27
Dave Santos 21
Jesse Reed 26
Matthew Johnson 21
Zachary Fisher 24
Brandon King 23
Christopher Goeke 23
and Sheldon Tate 27...

...are all Marines who gave their lives last month for you. There is no media for them; not even a mention of their names.

They were young men who most likely came from rural America seeking a chance to better themselves and to serve this country.

Rest In Peace, and God Bless you TROOPS.
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God Bless their survivors and give them strength

Monday, April 07, 2014

 

The Pravda Press: Lies, Lies, Damn Lies

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Roanoke Times, 4-7-2014, Pg 6: A totally yellow journalism "cartoon" showing "Elephants" (Republicans) the highest bidders for buying elections.
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Lies, Lies, Damn Lies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lies,_damned_lies,_and_statistics
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Just a brief view of the latest Virginia  Guovernorial Race shows the level of lies and misrepresentation in the RT's featured "cartoon"
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The Democrat (Donkey) raised twice the Republicans funding
The Democrat got more than twice the Republicans out-of-state money
The Democrat got six times more than the Republican in over $100,000 contributions
The Democrat spent twice the Republican in Cost per Vote
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It's clear the Pravda Press has no sense of Professionalism.
It's clear the Pravda Press will do whatever to prop-up Democrats.
Whatever happened to Journalistic Ethics?
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/02/obamas-fairness-jihad-not-fair.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/roanoke-times-in-terry-mcauliffes-agw.html
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Government Motors GM-CEO Barack Obama’s Safety Malfeasance

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While Obama and his minions were busy bailing out the UAW and taking over control of Government Motors (GM), all to the detriment of suppliers, white-collar workers and retirement plan ( IRAs and 401s) bond wipe-outs;  Obama’s minions in the so called Highway Safety Admin NHSA were busy hounding Toyota while totally ignoring major deadly defects in GM vehicles.
No need to look at safety issues associated with Government Motors – what could possibly be a problem over there?  It’s those Japs and Scabs, who don't belong to the UAW, that we have to watch!  Damn those "Right to Work" states anyway!
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The following chronicles the current revelations of the “GM defects cover-up’s”!
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Just more Hope and Change that we can believe in!
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3-9-2014:  Feds reportedly failed to investigate reports of GM vehicle shutdowns
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/09/feds-reportedly-failed-to-investigate-reports-gm-vehicle-shutdowns/?intcmp=latestnews

Federal investigators declined for over a decade to investigate consumer complaints about General Motors vehicles that turned off while being driven due to faulty ignition switches, a new report suggests.
The New York Times reported Sunday that an analysis done by the paper showed that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received 267 complaints about the sudden vehicle shutdowns between February 2003 and March 6 of this year, but repeatedly said that there was not enough evidence of a problem to warrant an investigation.
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3-29-2014:   2 more recalls push GM total to 4.8M in a month
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/29/gm-recalls-cruze-compacts-to-fix-front-axle-shafts/?intcmp=latestnews
DETROIT – General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.
The string of recalls, topped by an ignition switch problem in compact cars now linked to 13 crash deaths, has embarrassed the company and sidetracked its new CEO, who started work just over two months ago. GM has admitted knowing about the switch problem a decade ago, yet it didn't recall any cars until February.
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3-31-2014: House GOP investigators say regulators twice declined to probe faulty GM vehicles
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/31/general-motors-twice-failed-to-fix-ignition-switch-defect-house-memo-says/
Congressional investigators said Sunday that federal regulators had declined on two separate occasions to open formal probes into complaints about an ignition switch defect in certain General Motors cars.
The finding was announced in a memo prepared by staffers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of a continuing investigation into events surrounding GM's eventual recall of 2.6 million small cars due to the defect, which has been linked to 13 deaths in traffic accidents. The investigators also determined that GM rejected a proposed fix for the problem in 2005 due to both the length of time needed for repair and the costs involved.
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4-1-2014:  GM slammed at hearing for failing to address 57-cent defect linked to deaths
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/01/victims-relatives-demand-answers-from-gm-over-death-trap-cars/
Members of Congress tore into GM management during a heated Capitol Hill hearing probing fatal car wrecks linked to a defective part, claiming people died because the auto giant failed to fix what amounted to a 57-cent problem.
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4-4-2014: U.S. Judge (Considering Suite to) Making GM 'Park' Recalled Cars
http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/04/04/us-judge-refrains-from-making-gm-park-recalled-cars/
Since February, GM has recalled 2.6 million cars equipped with the switch. So far this year, GM has recalled a total of nearly 7 million vehicles, or about the same number recalled in the previous four years combined.
Without warning, the switches can make vehicle engines stall while operating, stop air bags from deploying, and impede power steering and power brakes from operating.
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Roanoke Times, 4-6-2014, Pg 9: GM’s CEO Mary Barra knows nothing about anything; Opinion by Ed Niedermeyer
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Roanoke Times, 4-7-2014, Pg 3: Families want prison for GM officials
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Obama The GM CEO Keeps Abusing Others
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/obama-gm-ceo-keeps-abusing-others.html
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Obama’s Government Motors (GM) Uses Taxpayer Money To Slam Ford
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/02/obamas-government-motors-gm-uses.html
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Yet More Government Motors Slant and Bias
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/12/yet-more-government-motors-slant-and.html
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Sunday, April 06, 2014

 

ObamaCare Stops New Health Insurance Policies For 2014

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Roanoke Times, 4-5-2014, Pg 6: Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies
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Just when you thought nothing else could go wrong with the ObamaCare Roll-Out you find out that after this month you can’t buy Health Insurance until the end of the year!
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“ObamaCare law allows insurers to keep selling all year.  BUT it also creates the conditions prompting them to stop.”
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Just another surprise that we can now read because we passed it!
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/08/latest-obamacare-surprise-most-wont-be-able-to-buy-health-insurance-until-end/
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Let’s continue to make the Insurance Companies look like the big bad guys while hiding the real ObamaCare issues and objectives.
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Knowledgeable healthcare people are speculating that the ObamaCare malfeasance and dysfunctions are part of the overall government plan to force a single-payer system onto the country after the 2016-Hillary elections.
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Just more Hope and Change we can believe in.
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ObamaCare Success: Add 7 Subtract 6
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/obamacare-success-add-7-subtract-6.html
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Saturday, April 05, 2014

 

Obama, Hillary, Petraeus, Morell And NSA

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Ever wonder why CIA Director Gen. Petraeus was purged from his job by Obama and his Rogue-NSA?
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I also wondered until this week’s Benghazi Hearings that focused on ex-CIA Acting Director Mike Morell who was Petraeus’ direct assistant.
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Congress was asking Morell again why he changed the talking points from an Al Quada terrorist attack to an unruly mob angry at a video and why he has lied about his role in the cover-up.
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The answer is that Morell is a close associate of Hillary!  It was his job to totally re-do the talking points to protect Hillary’s lack of action to provide security for the post and to protect Obama for the total lack of support during the attack.
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Problem:  Petraeus would not go along with the cover-up!
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So Obama used the NSA surveillance tapes and records of Petraeus’ affair.
Worked Great!  Out with Petraeus and in with his deputy Morell and his fabricated story then became the official White House and State Dept. Position.
Susan Rice became the bag-person to hit all the week-end TV shows to sell these contrived lies to the world.
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Hillary nailed it when she said what difference does it make now?
Obama got reelected and she avoided an embarrassing blemish on her Presidential Portfolio.  And people though Nixon was nasty and devious.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Petraeus
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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/04/02/five-questions-about-benghazi-for-mike-morell-from-sean-smith-uncle/
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Click on Link for Congressional Questions "Do You Know Why"?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1jeJmeeMjs
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/may-10-2013-obama-hillary-tipping-point.html
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If Petraeus Said It Was Al Qaeda, Then Who Changed His Memo?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/11/audacity-of-arrogance-benghazi-was.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/02/hillary-this-is-why-it-makes-difference.html
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Friday, April 04, 2014

 

What Happens To Rogue Prosecutors Who Persecute

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There's need for laws and the prosecutions of Prosecutors who persecute.
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Major recent examples include:
The Persecution of the Rugby Team at Duke University in which the Prosecutor had DNA from every member of the team showing that none of them abused a party-stripper, yet he continued to persecute them.
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Then there’s the malfeasance of federal prosecutors in the persecution of Sen. Ted Stevens R-Alaska for clearly political purposes to get a Democrat elected.
The prosecutors were successful in their political goals.  Later it was clearly demonstrated that the prosecutors hid evidence and subverted the trial.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/sen-ted-stevens-prosecutors-hid-evidence-report-concludes/
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And now there’s the political prosecution of  Gov. McDonnell and his wife.  Obama and AG Holden were motivated to totally discredit McDonnell in order to aid Terry McAuliffe’s campaign for Virginia Governor.
This prosecutorial malfeasance is now clearly certified by 5 ex-VA-AGs (3 Democrats and 2 Republicans) who have petitioned the Court to drop the charges because the items being alleged are not illegal acts!
 http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/five-former-ags-dismiss-mcdonnell-corruption-charges/article_bc3202fc-bb26-11e3-baf4-0017a43b2370.html
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Receiving gifts is only illegal if there is a quid-pro-quo in which services are provided in direct exchange for the gift.  Lacking evidence of the quid-pro-quo there is no case!
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Overreach in the McDonnell case? Five former AG’s see it, too
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-opinions-are-local/wp/2014/04/04/overreach-in-the-mcdonnell-case-five-former-ags-see-it-too/
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So what happens when prosecutors turn rogue or persecute citizens?  Having your life totally destroyed without cause by your own government should result in a significant penalty for the persecutors!   Apparently not!
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Yet another example of Obama’s AG, FBI, NSA, ATF, IRS and other government agencies being used by Obama to attack and harass his “enemies”.
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Didn’t Nixon face articles of impeachment for this nasty stuff?
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/obama-railed-against-executive-power.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/06/tyranny-in-america.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/obama-uses-irs-to-harass-political.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/ag-holder-our-chief-law-enforcement.html
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Roanoke Flood Insurance High Because Of Floods!

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Roanoke Times, 4-4-2014, Pg 7: Editorial: “Paying a fortune on flooding.
Businesses not moving to Roanoke’s Roanoke-River-FloodPlain can be laid to a steep increase in the cost of federal flood insurance.”
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No --- That’s not the cause!  That’s the result of the malfeasance of the $65 MILLION tax dollars spent on River Bank Beautification instead of FloodControl!
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This has been clearly described in the many blog items below dating back to 2005 in which the facts are clear that Roanoke Did Not Get FloodControl!   
It was negated because the EPA places the snail-darter and the log-perch way above the people of Roanoke and their need for FloodControl!
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Apparently the Flood Insurance Companies have been reading this blog and looking at the major Roanoke Flooding from modest storms and have concluded that a big storm will do major damage just as it did in Nov 4, 1985.  Given the actuarial risk to taxpayer backed flood insurance,  it’s little wonder that premiums are high in high risk areas!  
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However, Roanoke has a nice walk-bike path, nice river bank vistas, and nice snail-darters and log-perch all for a mere $65 MILLION taxpayer money.
What else would a city want or need?
Quit your griping – and enjoy your bait fish!
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fva.water.usgs.gov%2Ffloods_and_droughts_in_roanoke.pdf&ei=vDpFU6OZIObgsATOxYDYAg&usg=AFQjCNGrUEm0SCB2dXbmuNu7l4z8uojYpQ
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Heavy Flooding In Roanoke -- So Much For $65 Million Flood Control
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/heavy-flooding-in-roanoke-so-much-for.html
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Roanoke City Flood-Control Flooding From 5 Inches Of Rain
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/02/roanoke-flood-control-flooding-from-5.html
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Roanoke Development in Floodplain
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/11/roanoke-development-in-floodplain.html
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Flood Control NOT
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/02/flood-control-not.html
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Flood control or eyesore?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/03/flood-control-or-eyesore.html
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Flood Control?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/06/flood-control.html
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ObamaCare Success: Add 7 Subtract 6

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ObamaCare reached a high-water point on April Fools Day.

7 Million people “enrolled” in ObamaCare

6 Million people have lost their health insurance because of ObamaCare

Millions of jobs have been relegated to a 30 hour marginalization
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No one claims to know how many “enrollees” have paid their premiums
No one claims to know how many “enrollees” had insurance before ObamaCare sign-up
Some things we do know:
My Company, like many others, ended retiree’s insurance and moved us to an Exchange
Most people adversely affected by ObamaCare
The “Mandates” for Company’s and Individual’s have moved out beyond the midterm and Hillary elections in order to mitigate their ongoing onerous adverse consequences and healthplan terminations.
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Adding the 6 million who lost their healthcare insurance to the estimated 45 million who didn’t have insurance results in 51 million.
“IF everyone of the 7 million”  now have a “Health Care Policy”,  ObamaCare would have reached 14% of addressing the problem. 
Has anyone ever made such a mess with such marginal gains and adverse consequences?
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And through it all, no one ever talks about the fact that Health Insurance is NOT HealthCare!
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Just more Hope and Change we can believe in!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/yet-another-obamacare-1984-lie.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/mcauliffe-pushing-obamacare-expansion.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/obamacare-30-is-broken-70-not-yet-built.html
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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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Monday, March 31, 2014

 

McAuliffe Pushing Obamacare Expansion

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For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Thorup
March 28, 2014 540-576-2600
Delegate Poindexter Responds to Governor McAuliffe Visit, Obamacare Expansion in Virginia

GLADE HILL, VA - Today, Governor McAuliffe continued his political campaign tour across the Commonwealth trying to gain support for his administration's number one priority and sole focus since taking office: expanding Obamacare in Virginia.

"I'm not surprised Governor McAuliffe is out on the campaign trail again. A Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday showed only 4% of Virginian's agree with McAuliffe that Medicaid expansion is a top priority. I think he's starting to realize he's out on his own tree limb here and now he's trying to pull everyone else out there with him.

"Virginia's current Medicaid program is in desperate need of reforms to improve health outcomes and make the program more fiscally sustainable. Obamacare is a train wreck and more than half of Virginian's oppose the law. Why would we just go along with expansion without asking any questions, without making any reforms, and without assurances the federal government will pay their share? This proposal has enormous fiscal ramifications for Virginia, for our core programs like education and public safety, and for taxpayers. It's not something I take lightly and I think the Governor should recognize this.

"My position on Obamacare is clear. I believe reforms should come first and I am skeptical of Washington's ability and willingness to pay its share of the cost. I believe the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission, on which I serve, is the right vehicle for these reforms.

"It's time for Governor McAuliffe to drop his demands for Obamacare expansion and stop using our teachers, students, and local governments as bargaining chips. It is critical the General Assembly pass a clean budget as soon as possible. Then, if the Governor would like to call a special session for Obamacare expansion, I'll gladly debate the issue on its own merits.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

 

Obama Delusional And Dysfunctional

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Obama dismisses Russia as ‘regional power’ acting out of weakness
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-dismisses-russia-as-regional-power-acting-out-of-weakness/2014/03/25/1e5a678e-b439-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html
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Why is Obama mocking Russia and Putin, goading him into additional annexation of Ukraine territory and people?
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Russia weak?  They have enough multi-warhead H-Bombs mounted on intercontinental missiles that can totally and completely destroy the United States should they chose to do so!  Does that sound weak to you?
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Latest US intel: More indications than ever Russia could invade Ukraine
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/27/alarm-on-hill-over-russian-troop-buildup-as-nato-general-briefs-lawmakers/
Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, claimed Thursday that the number could be as high as 80,000. It is believed that an additional 50,000 troops may have flooded the region in the last few days.
Does 5 Divisions of Combat Troops look weak to you?
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Does any of this sound like Russia and Putin are acting out of weakness?
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The Obama response: You Russians can’t come to our G-7/8 Meeting and we’re going to “do something mean” to the top Russian officials we think are supporting Putin.  And we’re also giving the Ukrainian military MRE’s (meals ready to eat)!   Really?  You can’t make this stuff up!
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And now we’re going to send money to Ukraine to help them buy Russian fuel from Russia at exorbitant increased prices; and when we’ve paid for that we’re going to pay Russia millions more to ride on their rockets to the space platform.  And Obama is then going to send US gas and oil from the Fracking being done on private lands in defiance of Obama’s EPA thugs.   How the hell did we get into this situation?  Just how much Hope and Change can we stand?
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Clearly Obama is Delusional And Dysfunctional and has no idea what to say or do?  So then he said he’s worried about an “A-Bomb going off in Manhattan!  That should make Chuck Schumer and all the other NY Democrats cringe and ask “are you safer now than you were 5 years ago”?
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It is difficult to comprehend how far we have fallen in such a short time!
But the Pravda Press just keeps singing "Hail to the Chief" all day every day!
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The Audacity of Appeasement
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-audacity-of-appeasement.html
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