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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

 

LTE: Ed Gillespie will make us proud again

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I encourage all Virginia voters to cast their vote on Nov 4th for Ed Gillespie to represent them in the US Senate.  Unlike Mark Warner who has not fulfilled his commitment to be independent, work with others, and carry out the will of the people of Virginia; Ed will honor his commitments, and replace and repair the failed policies of Obama, Reid and Warner and make us proud again.
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Warner has voted 97% of the time with Obama’s initiatives including ObamaCare; making him appear more like a conjoined Obama twin than an independent Virginian.
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He reneged on his promise “not to support ObamaCare if we couldn’t keep our Plans and our Doctors”.  He has not been a leader on affordable and reliable energy policy; control of the $17 TRILLION debt, securing the borders, deporting law-breaking illegal immigrants, and confronting Obama and Holder on the numerous scandals about which they have arrogantly stone-walled the American people.  It also would have been good of Warner to support our military leaders who implored Obama not to abandon that for which our soldiers had sacrificed so much.
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Because multimillionaire Warner can’t run on his record, he is instead running millions of dollars of negative TV ads trying to besmirch Ed Gillespie.
These ads focus on Gillespie’s former law firm that had represented an energy company.
The law firm has not been accused of any wrongdoing; the firm made $700,000 from their valid work for the energy company.  Contrast that to Obama squandering over $535 Million of taxpayer money on just his Solyndra energy company debacle.
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At this point, it appears Warner’s hope for success resides with a third party candidate.  Hopefully those supporters will come to realize that a vote for Gillespie is their best course of action if they want to send a message to Obama and Washington.  Sending Warner back is not a message, it would be an abomination.
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Senator Warner please stop airing those negative and misleading ads.  The voters are starting to wonder: “are you trying to insult our intelligence, or is it just turning out that way”?
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Not approved by any candidate or party
Authorized by the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

 

Warner Stalling -- Gillespie Gaining

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Gillespie within single digits of Warner in new poll
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/gillespie-within-single-digits-of-warner-in-new-poll/2014/09/25/3a23a7e8-44d8-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html
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“U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner has a 9-point lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie with six weeks to go before Election Day, according to a new poll that finds the incumbent’s advantage narrower than in other recent surveys.”
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“Warner had a 22-point lead over Gillespie in a poll released about two weeks ago from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.”
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“The poll comes as Gillespie, who has been outspent 3-to-1 on television advertising,”
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The Democrat outspending the Republican by 3-to-1, how did that happen?
According to the Pravda Media, it’s the Democrats that are poor and underprivileged.
So here we have a multimillionaire Democrat running tens of millions of dollars of TV ads complaining that the law firm Gillespie worked for made some money.
How much money?  Less than one weeks TV ads run by Warner!
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Is Warner trying to insult our intelligence – or – is it just turning out that way?
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/quarter-million-virginians-thank-mark.html
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Friday, September 26, 2014

 

Obama’s Lawyer Leaving

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New News Just In:  Time to get out of town -- here comes the Judge!
Holder's resignation comes on the heels of a ruling today by a federal judge that the contempt of Congress citation against Holder can proceed to the next level.
http://www.examiner.com/article/networks-fail-to-report-reason-for-holder-resignation
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Eric Holder is leaving!  Don’t let the door --- etc. etc.
Holder’s formal title was Attorney General of the US; but that wasn’t his job!
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He was Obama’s taxpayer funded personal lawyer and race-baiter with all the resources of the Dept. of Justice including the FBI all working diligently to cover Obama’s posterior!
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And what a great job he did!  As soon as there were questions about government malfeasance, Holder immediately claimed he was investigating the issue and until he was finished, his department, the targeted persons and any and all witnesses were sequestered under penalty of law.
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We all know about the big cover-up jobs like:
Fast and Furious
Benghazi
The Black Panthers at the Polling Station
Tapping phones and monitoring Emails
IRS abuse of Conservative 501s
Obama’s summary executions of Americans
Trading GITMO killers for deserter Bergdahl
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However, the one I find most interesting is the ongoing investigation of General Petraeus’ infidelity.  Yes – that was the charge—infidelity.  And brought by a Democrat Administration.  Talk about your hypocrisy!
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But the charges are still under investigation!  And they will be under investigation until it’s clear that Petraeus will not have any statement to make about the Obama and Hillary culpability over Benghazi and the troop pullouts from Iraq and Afghanistan and the handling of the Syrian redline and the ISIS and the Iran nuclear fiasco.
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As the top General in the combat area and then as CIA director it is critical for Obama and Hillary and Holder to keep Petraeus locked-down and shut-up!
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Just More Hope and Change We Can Depend Upon from the most transparent administration the world has ever known!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/ag-holder-our-chief-law-enforcement.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/06/obamas-top-cop-eric-holder-displays.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/ag-holder-says-obama-summary-executions.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/bill-oreilly-answers-ag-holders-call.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/11/obamas-libyan-embassy-mess-now-worse.html
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 

Hey Obama, This Looks A Lot Like Combat

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Hey Obama, This Looks A Lot Like Combat; apparently you didn’t end the wars in the middle-east, or anywhere else for that matter!
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Roanoke Times, 9-18-2014, Pg 1, 8: House approves arms for Syrian rebels.
“The president emphasized the US will not have a combat mission in the effort to dismantle and defeat Islamic State militant in Syria and Iraq.”
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/obama-wordsmithing-radical-muslim-war.html
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/23/us-launches-first-wave-bombing-strikes-over-syria/
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ATTACK ON ISIS IN SYRIA BEGINS
US, allies strike at two militant groups

CENTRAL COMMAND says the US, along with five Arab allies, launches an intense campaign of fighter jets, bombers, Predator drones and Tomahawk missiles, seen above, against ISIS targets in and around the Syrian city of Raqqa, while American planes also hit targets near Aleppo associated with an Al Qaeda-linked group believed to be plotting attacks on the West.
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Obama The War Leader?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/obama-war-leader.html
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The Republican Clash Between Two Banners

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The Republican Party in many areas of the country is locked in conflict between two banners.
The Elephant Banner of the GOP
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 and The Snake Banner of the TeaParty-Fundamentalists.
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During the past few years, the TeaParty has had a profound and mostly negative impact on the GOP party, GOP candidates and the GOP brand.
The interesting aspects are that the TeaParty platform and stated values are very compatible with most Conservative Republicans.  However, the actions, behaviors, and methods of their leadership are not compatible with most Republicans and are well outside the acceptability of the general voting public.
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In Virginia, the TeaParty took control of the GOP state unit, the RPV, and cancelled the planned primary (in which all Republicans could vote in their local polling places) to determine the candidates for the states highest offices.
The result was a TeaParty compliant ticket, chosen at a convention in Richmond, that resulted in the biggest campaign failure in the history of the Virginia GOP.
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Undaunted by this massive rebuke by the voters of Virginia, the TeaParty continued their crusade by seizing control of multiple county GOP units in a massive hostile-takeover campaign.
This resulted in the ouster of Eric Cantor and a major challenge to other Conservative Republican candidates and local units and office holders.
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In most cases, the GOP Conservative Common Sense Candidates fare much better in the general elections than do the TeaParty candidates.
The message from those experiences leads one to conclude:
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If  GOP members continue to salute the Snake Banner
In the near future, there will not be a GOP Banner to salute
And the Democrats will continue to be in control for the foreseeable future
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/08/congressman-eric-cantor.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaparty-wins-another-bad-trade.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaparty-wins-and-gop-loses.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/cantor-yet-another-example-of-teaparty.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaparty-fundamentalists-take-virginia.html
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Friday, September 19, 2014

 

Obama WordSmithing The War On Radical Muslim Terrorists


Roanoke Times, 9-18-2014, Pg 1, 8: House approves arms for Syrian rebels.
“The president emphasized the US will not have a combat mission in the effort to dismantle and defeat Islamic State militant in Syria and Iraq.”
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The man still can’t say: Radical Muslim Terrorists!
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No boots on the ground!  No combat mission!  Really?  Israel tried that with their recent war in Gaza.  Hezbollah immersed themselves within the population and the resulting air strikes caused massive civilians killed and injured and homes destroyed.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/more-anti-israel-propaganda-from-ap-and.html
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Pg 8:  “Militants adjust to blunt US airstrikes.  Islamic State fighters have moved into urban areas to become more difficult targets.”
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Hello!  Who could have guessed that would happen?
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RT, 9-17-2014, Pg 3:  “General US may put ground troops in Iraq.”  (Dempsey, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff):
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Is there any US Generals who agree with Obama that ISIS can be defeated by bombing them while they wrap themselves in innocent hostages (Christians wherever available).
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What a way to start a war!  Oh, that’s right, it’s not a war, it's not even a combat mission!  Like Korea was a “Police Action” that cost over 50,000 American soldiers lives.
Has any military action ever started out with the leader stating all the things he’s NOT going to do? 
Little wonder our allies don’t trust us and our enemies don’t fear us.
Must be time for another Obama Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize!
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  source unknown but very insightful
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Obama The War Leader?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/obama-war-leader.html
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 

Hillary Joins Obama In The 2014 Kiss Of Political Death

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Hillary to the Ohio Rescue Mission
Hillary Clinton's weekend visit to Iowa understandably stirred more 2016 speculation, but the first order of business for the former first lady is 2014. And Mrs. Clinton and her husband were in the Hawkeye State because the Democratic Senate candidate, Bruce Braley, is in trouble.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/political-diary-why-hillary-was-in-iowa-1410902756
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The next day the Republican pulled ahead of the Democrat
Republican Joni Ernst has pulled ahead of Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in the Iowa Senate race
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/17/republican-joni-ernst-pulls-ahead-dem-in-iowa-senate-poll/?intcmp=latestnews
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Mission Accomplished –
Now both Obama and Hillary have proved to be a drag on the Democrat Candidates!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/obama-low-approval-rating-sad-for-all.html
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

 

Obama Low Approval Rating Sad For All

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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/03/07/obama-poll-numbers-are-amazing/
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Obama's poll numbers are amazing at only 38% positive!
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All Americans should pause at this news and realize that this is very sad news for all of us.
We need a healthy vibrant government to manage the many challenges we face now and going forward.
We have a polarized Congressional entity, but, most of Obama's creditability issues are of his own making.
Instead of being forthwright and speaking to the American people in plain unambiguous terms he has consistently been "much to clever" with his descriptions, explanations and commitments many of which then turn out to be less than factual or truthful.
This has now become a major creditability gap with the majority of Americans.
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Adding to the word-smithing issues is the reality that Obama and Reid have totally frozen the Congressional Bill Processing System.  The House has sent dozens of Bills to the Senate where Reid refuses to bring them up for debate and negotiation to arrive at actions that are in the best interest of our Country.
Obama is then using this Process Stoppage to claim he must act alone as if he were head of a Constitutional Monarchy.
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Obama ran on a platform of uniting the Country and improving the governmental process and outcomes. 
Clearly he has not done so.  It's not to late to change to a better course and path.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/obama-amnesia-as-if-this-was-my-decision.html
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Monday, September 15, 2014

 

Another Injection Of “1984 Style” Class Warfare Serum

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Roanoke Times, 9-15-2014, Pg 2:  AP: Report links wealth gap, Va tax revenue shortfall
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The article starts out with a bunch of undecipherable data from which one cannot determine cherry-picked fact from opinion; however, the message is that the rich are getting richer and not paying their fair share of taxes and this is causing large Va revenue shortfalls.
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But then the authors inadvertently expose the fact that federal government cutbacks are the major factor in reducing Va State Income Tax revenues!
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Clearly, those cutbacks affect government workers who are neither fat-cats nor alley-cats, thereby nullifying the article headline and premise.
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And then there’s the shortfall in capital gains taxes.  Apparently, folks are not cashing in stocks that have gained in value.  The 5-year Obama Nonrecovery economy and $16+TRILLION debt, have held back the stock market and limited capital gains.  Very last sentence quotes Gov McAuliffe saying federal tax policy is a major factor (not fat-cats).
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So where exactly is the Va budget shortfall the fault of the 1% rich fat-cats?
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Also not mentioned are the major increases in taxes on fat-cats enacted in 2013 and kicking in now:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-guide-to-2013-tax-changes/2014/01/22/c994329c-82d9-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html

*  Top marginal tax rate of 39.6 percent for those at higher incomes

*  Itemized deductions and personal exemptions phased out

*  Higher capital gains taxes — 20 percent for some taxpayers.

*  New taxes for higher incomes to help pay for health-care reform ObamaCare

*  An additional 0.9 percent Medicare tax

*  A  3.8 percent tax on investment income.

*  Plus all the ObamaCare Taxes including federal tax on home sales
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Funny how none of this news managed to get into this Obama ClassWarfare booster shot.
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Just More Hope And Change That We Can Believe In from Obama and his Pravda Press
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

 

Obama The War Leader?


Obama states that ISIS are not really Muslims!  Really?
Obama still can’t say Radical Muslim Terrorists after all that’s happened since well before 9-11, 9-11 itself, Benghazi and now watching them behead three journalists this month on TV.
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Obama says he’s going after ISIS in some selected places.
Biden says he’s going to chase them to the gates of hell (and he knows where that is).
Kerry, The US Secretary of State, says, “we’re not at war with ISIS”!
Has there ever been such a bunch of Key Stone Cops running this county before now?
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Obama claimed and claims to be the World’s Consensus-Leader.  How's that working out for him and us?
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Why did Obama call ISIS a JV team-level player?
They number more than two infantry divisions and have taken major parts of Iraq!
Bush never called the Radical Muslim Terrorists minor league players or tried to down-play their capabilities or intent.
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Where’s Obama’s  UN Resolutions against ISIS?
Bush had 18 UN Resolutions before going into Iraq.
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Where’s Obama’s List of the “Participating” coalition members now?
Bush had 31 coalition members supporting war into Iraq.
Bush had 2X coalition support in Iraq vs. Obama into Libya
   http://nation.foxnews.com/barack-obama/2011/03/21/fact-bush-had-2-times-more-coalition-partners-iraq-obama-has-libya
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Who are Obama’s “boots on the ground”?
Bush never lied about the necessity to commit troops to battle to fight the enemy.
Is there a general anywhere that says combat troops will not be required?
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New News: Roanoke Times, 9-15-24, Pg 1, 6: US seeks allies to stand up to ISIS; No one is committing ground forces, and Iran and Syria are esentially ruled out.
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Where’s Obama’s Declaration of War from Congress?
Bush went to Congress and got a Declaration of War Vote!
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Why am I not getting all this good comparison stuff from the Major Pravda Media?
Apparently, they’re still working hard to “prop-up” their man.
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Somebody should tell Obama that he hasn't ended all the wars in the Middle East or Africa and that terrorism is still alive and growing and that Radical Muslim Terrorists are trying hard to kill Americans and Christians whenever and wherever they can!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/08/obama-awol-with-no-isis-strategy.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/out-of-libya-another-obama-foreign.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-are-5000-people-doing-in-us.html
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

 

Roanoke Schools On The Bleeding Edge Of Technology?

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Roanoke Times,  9-13-2014, Computers For Eight Graders
http://m.roanoke.com/news/education/roanoke-th-graders-to-get-laptops-by-next-month-officials/article_9fed36a9-eb6d-57f4-86c8-1682d143f336.html?mode=jqm
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Let’s get laptop computers for all the middle school kids.
We’re way below the minimum Standards of Learning required outcomes.
These PCs will only cost one million dollars.
Just a short time on these PCs and the students will excel in reading and writing.
Quick --Go place the orders!
Then – let’s get some technicians trained to support these “things”.
Then – let’s get some learning for our teachers.
Then – let’s get some software for our teachers and students.
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This is the professional management in the Roanoke School System?
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The introduction of computer technology into the classroom is a major investment and undertaking.  It requires advance in-depth analysis to determine the applications that are to be utilized and the support and training required to support those applications and the end user training required to utilize the technology.
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Has it occurred to these wizards that the required software may cost much more that the hardware PC’s and their associated networks and that teaching the teachers will be a significant and time consuming and costly process?
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The LAST thing a professional IT person does is to buy or lease the hardware!
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Any technical person looking at the process and management involved in this endeavor will quickly conclude that the management team involved in this activity are incredibly incompetent.
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These people should have driven 20 miles south and visited the Franklin County School System and their Technology Manager, George Washington.  His management of the IT introduction into the Gereau-CATCE facility, followed by the upgrade of IT throughout the School System would have been an excellent example and tutorial for the Roanoke School personnel.
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We’re In Franklin County --- We Do More Than Shine!
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Johnny’s Illiterate – Give Him A Computer
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/johnnys-illiterate-give-him-computer.html
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Friday, September 12, 2014

 

Quarter-million More Virginians Thank Mark Warner For The Cancellation Of Their HealthCare Policies

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Roanoke Times, 9-12-2014, Pg 1, 5:  250,000 Virginians set to lose insurance because they don’t comply with ObamaCare.
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This is just the latest round of DROPS.  It’s unknown to the public how many tens of thousands of policies were cancelled since I lost mine last year; and these people will have higher premiums and higher deductions and higher copays and most will pay for coverage they do not need and will not use.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/09/obamacare-train-wreck-continues.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/09/obamacare-more-deceit-that-we-can.html
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Mark Warner – the deciding vote to pass ObamaCare
You know – the guy who says he’s middle of the road, works across party lines and then votes with Obama 97% of the time:
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“If you like you doctor or health care plan, you can keep it”
“Your health care will cost the same or less than now”
Click To View: Barack Obama: a monumental disappointment!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfl55GgHr5E
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Mark Warner on ObamaCare: Did he lie or is he ignorant?
Either way -- you have a choice in November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D8BGVKNiCg
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/lte-ed-gillespie-you-made-us-proud.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/warner-hallucinating-about.html
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Global Warming AGW Alarmists Sound Alarm On Today’s Solar Storm

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Media teleconference: Potentially strong solar storm approaches Earth
NOAA experts to provide update on current space weather
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/advisories/20120308-advisory-spaceweather.html
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It is anticipated that upon receiving a briefing about the major Solar Storm from the Space Weather experts at NOAA that Obama-Gore-Mann and Warner will demand immediate action to reduce mankinds adverse impacts on the sun.
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Of primary focus will be eliminating or painting over any man-made reflective materials that are reflecting energy back to the sun thereby disrupting the suns normal radiation activity.
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The solar energy and solar panel industry are working diligently to convince NOAA that the major increases of installed solar panels are not contributing to the reflected energy issue and their incredibly expensive and intermittent 7-hour per day performance continue to be subsidized by the tax-payers.
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It’s not clear what to do with the 71% of the earth’s surface that’s covered with water and is highly reflective.
The Global Cooling consensus-scientists from the 1970s who proposed covering the polar ice caps with black soot are hard at work determining how to cover all the earths exposed water.
Newsweek, April 28, 1975 Text Article:
http://denisdutton.com/cooling_world.htm
Graphics:
http://www.denisdutton.com/newsweek_coolingworld.pdf
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The water-covers proposed so far are problematic because they will absorb the suns energy thereby making major contributions to ocean warming and global-warming.
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The Alarmist Community of Consensus-Scientists is expected to hold a meeting at the UN next week where they will demand the world’s governments take immediate action.
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

 

Three Days That Live In Infamy

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Benghazi  9-11-2012

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God Bless America (Sung publicly for the first time)
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=player_embedded&v=TnQDW-NMaRs
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"Hymn to the Fallen" by John Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omd9_FJnerY&feature=youtu.be
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Monday, September 08, 2014

 

A Personal Challenge To The Roanoke Times Team

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Sea Levels Rising Or Shorelines Sinking: It’s “1984” Again
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/sea-levels-rising-or-shorelines-sinking.html
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As one who has always be curious about things, it seems fitting to directly ask the folks there at the Roanoke Times to reflect on how you view your significant support for the totally discredited AGW-Alarmists and the Charlatans who promote their failed hypothesis, their discredited models and their total amnesia about the real data (including the NASA published data).
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I implore you-all to really read the above blog item and then click-through the included links and then ask yourselves why you are supporting the Gore-Mann hypocrisy and also promoting it to gullible folks who don’t understand the facts from the fiction.
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At some point you-all must realize the major adverse consequences of dismantling our current energy infrastructure. The impacts to energy costs, especially for the poor, and for businesses. Your very jobs will be sacrificed on the alter of CO2 without any assurances that those sacrifices will result in any significant improvement in the environment or society.
Yet another real-life example of the multitudes who have sacrificed in-vain.
Like so many lambs going to slaughter led by a Judas Goat that jumps out of the rack just in time to avoid the knives and is then rewarded handsomely!
Have you seen Al Gore lately?
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I’m 77 and I’m concerned – Just reflect on how concerned you should be!
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Sea Levels Rising Or Shorelines Sinking: It’s “1984” Again

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Roanoke Times, 9-3-2014, Pg 5:  Rising sea levels worry state panel. 
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“The seas have been rising and now they’re rising faster.  They were rising about one foot per century but now, at Virginia’s tidewater, they’re rising at two feet per century.”
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But, there’s interesting news in "the very last sentence" of this dissertation:
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“In Virginia, sea levels are rising faster than the global average because the land is sinking!”
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Yet another chapter in the Man-made AGW Global Warming Armageddon Hand-book with the Media gleefully abetting!
The nasty people in Orwells “1984” couldn’t have outdone these Alarmists!
The whole article is about Rising Sea Levels and the punch line is “The Land is Falling”.
Talk about your Chicken Little!  Something about the Chesapeake Bay being formed by a bolide (meteorite) about 35 million years ago.   There’s also this thing about plate tectonics.  And there’s the fact that 16,000 years ago the shoreline was out 50 miles at the continental shelf and the sea level was 400 feet lower than today.  Talk about your sea levels rising with no man-made CO2 to be found!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_Bay_impact_crater
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Note the very major variations in Sea Level per year. With variations like this one can certainly make a mountain out of an ant hill, and these Alarmists are really good at doing that!
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The oceans are rising and have continued to rise for 22,000 years without the involvement of any man-made AGW CO2
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The following alludes to the hypothesis that there are some Skeptics in the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and they have published a document questioning the Obama-Mann-Gore-Warner Plans for CO2 government control.
It is difficult to believe the following actually happened – and if it did – these people are almost sure to have been fired by now.
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Photosynthesis: On September 4, the Minority Staff of the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released a remarkable document for Washington on global warming/climate change. Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Empirical Evidence to Consider Before Taking Regulatory Action and Implementing Economic Policies contains a section discussing photosynthesis and the benefits of enhanced atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2

Photosynthesis is the process whereby plants using light energy from the sun convert carbon dioxide and water to glucose sugar and oxygen gas through a series of reactions. The general equation for photosynthesis is:
carbon dioxide + water =[+ sic] light energy => glucose + oxygen

6CO2 + 6H2O = [+ sic] light energy=> C6H12O6 + 6O2

Humans exhale CO2 at a rate of approximately 40,000 parts per million (ppm). Humans inhale CO2 at the rate it currently exists in the atmosphere, which is just below 400 ppm. Accordingly, humans exhale CO2 at a much higher rate than they inhale. Not a single former [EPA] Administrator [who testified before the committee] could answer a question on these rates.

As all four EPA Administrators made clear, EPA’s decision to regulate CO2 is the first time the agency has ever regulated a gas that is necessary to and makes life on earth possible. As well, it is also the only gas the federal government has ever tried to regulate that humans exhale at a greater rate than they inhale. Given both these facts, the claim that CO2 is a “pollutant” deserves further scrutiny.

Finally, all four former EPA Administrators were unable to name even a single product that could be made out of wind and sunlight. Everything in modern society, from computers, laptops, solar panels, iPads and flat screen televisions, to advanced medical equipment and all our nation’s critical infrastructure is built out of fossil resources and their derivative products.

Perhaps the above equation will remind the members of the Department of Agriculture who have forgotten the concept of photosynthesis and are busily calculating the bureaucratically contrived Social Cost of Carbon. The process creates the food and the oxygen animals need to live.

Other updates in the report include:

• Wildfires and forestry management have garnered additional public attention of late, and so was split into its own section with additional information.

• A new section has been added on the impacts European countries have seen as a result of their climate regulations.

• A new section has been added on Polar Bear populations and claims of mass extinctions.

• Nearly all sections have been updated with new information.

• An addendum was added to provide examples of how the Obama Administration’s National Climate Assessment report ignores critical scientific evidence when submitted by top researchers and scientists

The report presents numerous critical questions on topics such as climate models, benefits of CO2, sea level rise, extreme weather events, polar bears and the purpose of climate regulations. The report contains a chapter titled ‘The Science is Settled: The Government Can’t Control Climate.”

There is now a different mode of thinking by some in Washington that directly contrasts that popular mindset that carbon dioxide is the control knob of earth’s temperatures and is causing unprecedented and dangerous global warming. See link under Challenging the Orthodoxy.

Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Empirical Evidence to Consider Before Taking Regulatory Action and Implementing Economic Policies

By Minority Staff, US Senate Environment and public Works Committee, Sep 4, 2014 [H/t Climate Etc.]

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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-liberals-war-on-agw-skeptics.html
“The goal here is not to win. The goal here is to destroy these people.
We want a smashing victory,” Steyer said of candidates he judges to be on the wrong side of the climate change debate.
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/291559-greens-get-billionaire-ally-money

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The great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. Thomas Huxley 1860
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/global-warming-meets-mother-nature.html
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Man-made Global Warming AGW-Skepticism Is Rising – Consensus is NOT Science
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/08/man-made-global-warming-agw-skepticism.html
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Click for PowerPoint realistic view of Global Warming and Climate Change
http://www.roanokeslant.org/AGW-Skeptic2D/
May have to download twice -- Windows and the www are like that!
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Saturday, September 06, 2014

 

IRS And More “Lost” Emails

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“On Friday, the IRS issued a report to Congress saying the agency also lost emails from five other employees related to the probe, including two agents who worked in a Cincinnati office processing applications for tax-exempt status.”
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/06/irs-says-it-has-lost-emails-from-5-other-employees-related-to-probe/
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Obama told the American people: “there’s not a Smidgeon of truth to allegations that IRS employees broke the law” in handling Conservative 501 applications.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/not-smidgeon-of-truth-from-irs-learner.html
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Apparently, what Obama was really implying is that his team will do whatever is necessary to ensure that there’s not a Smidgeon of evidence left that implicates anyone in his administration.
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Isn’t it illegal to destroy and/or hide evidence in a Congressional criminal investigation?
It was for the Nixon and Reagan and Clinton teams.
Apparently Not for Obama's team!
"And the Pravda Press remains silent"  --  Move along folks, nothing to see here!
Something about a tree falling in the forest!
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Just More Hope and Change we can Believe In!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/08/lois-lerner-your-nasty-foul-mouthed-irs.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/obama-irs-and-missing-emails-caper.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/obama-and-irs-missing-emails.html
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Obama Bragging Up His Dismal Economic Performance

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Obama has used his recent Fundraising Trips to brag about his economic policy results and creation of jobs.
Really?  It has been 5+ years since the END of the Recession and the US economy is still on life-support!
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U.S. Economy Adds 142,000 Jobs in August, Widely Missing Views
http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/09/05/us-economy-adds-142000-jobs-in-august-widely-missing-views/?intcmp=fbtopstories
“The U.S. economy added just 142,000 jobs in August, far below expectations as major sectors such as manufacturing, retail and transportation saw weak job creation.
Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate also fell to 62.8% in August, from 62.9% in July, another disappointment. The Labor Department also said job creation in June and July was 28,000 lower than initially reported.”
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As Charlie Hurt so well articulated two years ago:
“The only thing worse than the economy is Obama talking about it!”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/5/hurt-the-only-thing-worse-than-the-economy-is-obam/
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“We don’t need a “cabinet chair” that understands business!
We need a President that understands business!”
Mitt Romney, Roanoke VA, Nov 1, 2012
http://uneditedpolitics.com/2012/11/01/mitt-romney-speech-in-roanoke-virginia-we-need-a-president-who-understands-business/

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What a contrast to Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech at Roanoke’s Fire House #1
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/07/was-roanokes-fire-house-1-obamas.html
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Just more Hope and Change that we can believe in!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/when-does-irrational-exuberance-become.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/obamas-economy-very-bad-good-news.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/fixing-broken-economy.html
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Friday, September 05, 2014

 

A Fair And Balanced And Professional Roanoke Times Editorial

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Roanoke Times, 9-5-2014, Pg 5: Editorial; Our view: What the jury said
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http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-what-the-jury-said/article_a19c847e-3398-52b4-b510-f025ef94c973.html
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This editorial sums up very well the very disturbing saga of Gov. and Mrs McDonnell and their sad fall from grace to disgrace.
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It is inconceivable to me, that a Governor, lawyer and former Va AG would allow himself and his family to be compromised by such an obvious charlatan.
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The dysfunctional marriage and out of control spouse may have been a contributor to the problem but certainly is not even close to a valid excuse.
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I continue to have doubts about the Quid pro Quo concept (the heart of the felony charges); and perhaps the RT Editor does too:
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“Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about McDonnell’s conviction – and the thing that ought to really get the attention of politicians – is that the governor didn’t really do much of anything in return for all those gifts”
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/thank-you-mr-dwayne-yancey.html
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