The Roanoke Slant
This file is a very brief diary and scrapbook of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Huge Obama-GM Roll-Over
Roanoke Times, 4/22/10, Pg 1: GM repays $8 BILLION in bailout subsidies; The Obama administration lauded a “turnaround” by the automaker.
Big front-page with lots more (Jones-cool-aide) on Pg 20.
-Yet another Obama-Roanoke Times huge pile of heifer-dust!
GM didn’t earn the $8 BILLION they returned to the government!
They simply took $8 BILLION of $ 50 BILLION GM bailout taxpayer money and turned it back in and said they earned it!
The FTC is investigating General Motors for running ads on all the major networks this week claiming it has repaid its bailout from the taxpayers "in full." But the claim isn't standing up to scrutiny from lawmakers and government watchdogs who have found that the automaker was able to repay the bailout money only by dipping into a separate pot of bailout funds.http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/23/gm-hot-water-ftc-truth-advertising/
If you’re looking for a big retraction and mea culpa by Obama and his associates in the editorial board of the Roanoke Times – don’t hold your breath! After all, the big front page story has already served its purpose of mis-&-disinformation.
Click for the theme song for Obama, GM and their media supporters:http://popup.lala.com/popup/432627047851505090
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Roanoke Times, 4/21/10, Pg 9: Tarmac rule won’t fix it all
“The misery index for airline passengers is definitely going to go up” an expert said!
The editors of the Roanoke Times didn’t have to wait for some unnamed “expert” to give them a realistic assessment of what the results of the Obama Tarmac rules were going to do. All they had to do was read the timely blog items:
Airline Travel: Nine Thousand Dollars Per Hour; 12-22-09http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/12/airline-travel-nine-thousand-dollars.html
Obama Owes Thousands of Fliers $27,500 Each; 1-4-2010http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/01/obama-owes-thousands-of-fliers-27500.html
-The truth is simple: the major tarmac delays are caused by FAA control of the take-off and landing slots that they change by the minute and bad weather that changes by the hour.
Isn’t it typical that there is no penalty or reprieve against the FAA and National Weather Bureau (your government services) for their major and primary contributions to this problem.
Perhaps that’s one reason why only 22% of the American people trust the ObamaGovernment.
Perhaps the only way to penetrate the density of the media on this subject would be to initiate a government penalty program in which the paper is fined $100 per subscriber for every incident in which the paper is not delivered within one hour of the scheduled time and the paper would have no recourse against the weather bureaus or VDOT for their primary contributions to the reasons why the carriers can’t deliver.
On second thought, that probably wouldn’t penetrate either.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Obama Preaches to The Nuclear Choir
Roanoke Times, 4/12/10, Pg 3: Obama lectures world on nuclear proliferation
Obama and his major media outlets portrayed this nuc-fest as a major new initiative on nuclear materials and weapons proliferation.
No agreement was documented or signed; just lots of Obama-jive.
However, the real news is not what was said and done but what wasn’t :
1. President Bush had already established and signed an agreement with Russia covering this subject that was immediately and soundly rejected by Congressional Democrats:
MOSCOW, May 6, 2008 -- The United States and Russia signed a long-sought agreement Tuesday on civilian nuclear cooperation, which officials said would offer Russia lucrative new business while limiting the risk of material being used for weapons.
"It would be a mistake for the United States to provide Russia an important civilian nuclear benefit while Moscow itself continues to assist Iran's nuclear and missile programs," Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wrote
2. Preaching to the choir is easy; reaching the heathens - not so much!
The two biggest world nuclear risks are North Korea and Iran.
They were not a party to the Obama nuc-fest; so much for engaging our adversaries.
These are the countries that have declared their intent to destroy us and our friends.
These countries have long range missiles and either have or soon will have nuclear weapons to launch at their will that can hit American cities.Other than 15 months of Obama-jive, nothing has been done to contain these threats.
Isn’t this the real news! Apparently not for the Obama-press.
3. Obama also has unilaterally announced that enemies striking our people with poison gas and biological weapons will be exempt from nuclear retaliation as long as they sign up with him as nice guys before hand!
Has Obama ever viewed the military films on the effects of poison gas and viewed the films of the 200,000 Kurds that Sadam gassed? Apparently not!
Has Obama ever contemplated the effects of an enemy launched contagious virus similar to the 1918 worldwide influenza pandemic? Apparently not!
The bad news is the ongoing series of bad policy and bad decisions being made by Obama and associates;
the really bad news is that the American major media continue to cover for and enable his actions without ever fulfilling their responsibilities as the 4th estate.
Some prior items:http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/09/obama-commander-of-unilateral.html
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
ObamaCare: The Doctor Is Out The Nurse Is In
Roanoke Times,m 4/14/10, Pg 1: Nurse practitioners could become the new doctors as doctor shortage looms after health care reform (ObamaCare)
Pg 18: Nurses: Few patients object
After years of searching for and exploiting examples of health issues associated with doctors and proposing all those who have complaints against doctors to post them on the internet, the editors of the Roanoke Times have now concluded that under ObamaCare doctors are not important and can be replaced by nurse practitioners. Their wonderful and flowery description of all this warms the cockles of the heart.
No talk now of suing for unfavorable medical outcomes. How can you get anything by suing a nurse without insurance or a home in Hunting Hills? Clearly no need for medical labiality insurance reform now! If your health care outcomes are not OK, you’re just going to have to suck it up and move on. No need to worry about a shortage of doctors, it takes a fraction of the time to get a nurse into uniform compared to the time to develop a board certified doctor. And under ObamaCare, apparently they’re defined to be equivalent.
The reality is that while ObamaCare Government Committees implement the $500 BILLION dollar reductions in Medicare funding and redefine the definitions of proper and adequate care, our new army of nurse parishioners will be ready to serve your medical needs. With the “new dumbed-down” definition of “proper care” we all should be out of the clinic and home in no time. What a joy! Why didn’t we think of this before? That Obama is such an innovative Yale thinker!
-Just more hope and change we can believe in!
Click for a youtube video (iPod vs ObamaPad) that every young person who will live by and pay for this program should watch.
Interesting list of ObamaCare details:http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/03/obamacare-vote-getting-panic-and.html
Monday, April 19, 2010
Hyping Domestic Political Violence
Roanoke Times, 4/8/10, Pg 17: Commentary by L. Pitts: American’s Christian terrorism
Roanoke Times, 4/10/10, Pg 6: Lawmakers report spike in threats of violence.
Note: Only confirmed case is a gun shot into Republican Eric Cantors home in Va.; very unlikely caused by a Republican or Tea Party member!
Roanoke Times, 4/19/10, Pg 4: Only 22% of all Americans trust the Obama-government.
Roanoke Times, 4/19/10, Pg 1: Patriots to “open carry” arms at rally near DC
Obama and his associates, supported by his media machine, have kept up a steady drum-beat for weeks accusing the Republicans and FOX-folks and Tea Partiers of “inciting” violence against the Obama-government. This has culminated in clearly obscene and inappropriate remarks by Bill Monica Clinton who has major personal responsibility for initiating serious domestic violence during his tour.
-As a perspective: Some reflections on political violence over my life-time would include:
Lee Harvey Oswald: clearly not a Republican and his group affiliation was the “Fair Play for Cuba Committee” not the Tea Party.
Sirhan Sirhan: clearly not a Republican and his group affiliation was not the Tea Party but may actually have been our first Radical Muslim Terrorist.
The Family of Ruby Ridge: clearly not Republican or Tea Party member but members of a hillbilly hunt-club. The government action was based on a dull Bubba who had no history of violence or breaking any laws. The entire event was government initiated when he was duped into cutting several inches off the barrel of a shotgun as a personal favor to an undercover ATF agent. The following horrific event was a siege of his mountain camp in which the result was viewed by Clinton’s AG, Janet Reno, as “we shot the dog, we shot the boy, we shot the mother”; let’s call it a day!
The Oklahoma Federal Office Building Bombing by Timothy McVeigh who was clearly not a Republican or a Tea Party member but a highly disturbed and psychotic person driven over the cliff to a horrible action in reaction to Clinton’s AG Janet Reno’s siege of the Koresh Cult in Waco Texas in which only nine people survived, 75 perished either by gunshot or by fire inside the compound. Twenty-five of the dead were children.
The Rioters that destroyed much of Chicago in the 1968 Democratic Convention were clearly not Republican or Tea Party members.
The Rioters that destroyed much of Newark in 1967 and 1968 were clearly not Republican or Tea Party members.
The Watts Riots of 1960, 1964, 1965, 1968, and 1992 were clearly not Republican or Tea Party members.
The members of the Black Panther Party were clearly not Republican or Tea Party members.
The members of the Symbionese Liberation Army were clearly not Republican or Tea Party members.
The KKK were clearly not Republican or Tea Party members.
It’s worthy of note that all those who “incited violence” against George Bush and his administration for eight years were not labeled by the liberal media as potential domestic terrorists but wonderful patriots; including those who produced and distributed a movie about the assassination of President Bush while he was in office.
-It’s also amazing that the liberal media sees no problem or issue with Obama’s personal friend, neighbor and fellow education board member Bill Ayers, a founder of the radical Weather Underground, (Weathermen) which was involved in several bombings in the early 1970s, including the Pentagon and the Capitol. Bill Ayers is clearly not Republican or a Tea Party member.
Another prime example of the media hypocrisy is the gleeful and jovial manner they treated the attack upon Ann Colter while she was giving a speech at a University. The liberal clowns on late nite TV found the attack lots of fun. Clearly not the media reaction if a left-wing liberal (like one of the girls of the Roanoke Times Editorial staff) suffered a similar attack.
Click to see this domestic political violent attack and see if you think it's funny:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb45riuH9WQ
More hypocrisy and dishonesty by Obama, his associates and especially the liberal media! Didn’t he claim he would be a uniter and not a divider?
-Just more hope and change we can believe in!
Some prior items:http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/03/danger-of-arrogant-disregard-for.html
Friday, April 09, 2010
Obama, Pelosi & Reid's Biggest Week Ever
Click to view Jay Lenno's cryptic summary of Obama, Pelosi & Reid's Biggest Week Ever:
PC video, sound ON, takes time to load
ObamaCare – How’s it Working Out For You?
As the majority of Americans fume over both the ObamaCare legislative process and its content, Obama’s approval rating dropped to 43% and polling indicates that most folks don’t understand what it is or how it will work or who or how it will be paid for.
But who cares? The 2200 pages of incomprehensible verbiage that no one person fathoms is now the law of the land that we will live with and pay for forever.
The American people put Pelosi and her team in charge of Congress, The American people put Reid in charge of the Senate, and The American people put Obama in the White House. They didn’t get there via a coup, they were all voted in.
Get used to it! Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal – suck it up!
Even the anti-abortion Democrats went down the tubes as taxpayer money for abortions is now the law of the land. Oh yes, Obama signed a letter-to-file saying it won’t happen but that doesn’t nullify the law; and where is that letter again?
The coup de gras (that’s the compassionate shot to the head) for most folks was the revelation that the beloved and respected IRS will be the primary government agency that Americans will be dealing with on their ObamaCare compliance. What a joy!
All the enthusiastic young folks who have not yet worked for a living are in for a major wakeup call. Unfortunately I will be long gone and won’t be here to see the voter-remorse and say the obligatory “I told you so”.
Tea party folks are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore. They will probably create enough confusion and misdirection that will probably help most of the Democrats that voted for ObamaCare get reelected, thereby validating the deal.
Even CNN, a bastion of liberal media, expressed outrage over the Congressional process and gross misconduct in passing this totally partisan bill.
Click for PC-video, sound ON, takes time to load – but well worth the wait:
Click for a youtube video (iPod vs ObamaPad) that every young person who will live by and pay for this program should watch. The venue is great; you have to go where they live!
The bottom line is that all this is not new; we have seen these things before. For you young folks a quick study would be to see Evita in “Don’t cry for me Argentina”.
Some prior items: