The RoanokeSlant

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

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 

ObamaCare Looks Like The Spanish Hi-Speed Train Wreck

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Roanoke Times, 7-31-2013, Pg 16: Delayed part of health law is costly.  The sudden decision to delay fines for larger employers will cost the government $10 BILLION.
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No that’s not it!  It will cost the TAXPAYERS $10 BILLION plus all the fraud and abuse because individuals will be getting big “subsidies” based on NO VERIFIABLE DATA to confirm they are entitled to this TAXPAYER money!
And why does all the BAD ObamaCare news show up in small print on the back page?
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Forbes, 7-18-2013 (no where to be found in the Roanoke Times)
The NY Times Tries -- And Fails -- To Protect Obamacare From Health Insurance 'Rate Shock'
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And Even In Over-Regulated Washington State, Obamacare Will Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 34-80%
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/07/18/the-new-york-times-tries-and-fails-to-save-obamacare-from-health-insurance-rate-shock/?partner=yahootix
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Wall Street CheatSheet, 7-17-2013 (no where to be found in the Roanoke Times)
Unions: Obamacare Will Shatter Backbone of Middle Class
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/unions-obamacare-will-shatter-backbone-of-middle-class.html/?ref=YF
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We’re not seeing anything about these items or the issues articulated in the attached blog item in the Roanoke Times Expose on ObamaCare.
Perhaps their reporters need to read this blog to get a clue about the ObamaCare “lack of truth in advertising” and the reality of this mess.
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ObamaCare Like A Chain-Reaction Highway Wreck
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/obamacare-like-chain-reaction-highway.html
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More ObamaCare Bad News
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/06/more-obamacare-bad-news.html
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ObamaCare Ship Continues To Sink With Us Below-Decks
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/06/obamacare-ship-continues-to-sink-with.html
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

 

AP Study: 4 out of 5 American’s Financially Doomed

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Roanoke Times, 7-29-2013, Pg 1, 12: AP reports 4 in 5 American adults will face poverty in lifetime.
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Clearly this is a realistic report on the Obama Economic Programs to redistribute the wealth and reduce job creation and stifle businesses and massively grow the federal bureaucracy.
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What’s really amazing is that Obama is on an economic-tour talking about the US economy as if he just landed in a space-ship and thinks he’s an inter-galactic observer.
Someone should tell him – he’s the president – has been for over 4 years – and he and his policies are RESPONSIBLE for the state of the union’s economy!
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Obama’s redistribution of wealth programs, super-regulation programs, energy infrastructure-regression programs and his obscene anti-business “You Didn’t Build That” mentality are at the root cause for the most dismal economic recovery since 1930.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/08/presidents-speech-taken-at-face-value.html
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Obama’s primary economic (and stock market) engine is to print $85 BILLION of junk-money each month,  adding to the $16+ TRILLION debt that "someone" is going to have to pay-down when he's "out of there".
The AP is right – this will lead to Financial Doom for the country and at least 4 out of 5 American’s.
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The personification of Obama’s Hope and Change.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/celebrating-anemic-job-creation.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/02/seniors-are-going-to-pay-us-bills-and.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/11/obamas-economic-recovery-that-wasnt.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/07/obama-to-businessmen-you-didnt-do-nothin.html
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Monday, July 29, 2013

 

NBC Launches Hillary’s 2016 Campaign For Free

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Roanoke Times, 7-28-2013, Pg 2: NBC to air miniseries about Hillary Clinton
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What a great unreported campaign kick-off gift.  A miniseries worth tens of millions of dollars as a good-will offering to their queen.
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And to think that the liberal media in Virginia thinks the gift of a Rolex watch is a criminal deal!  Talk about keeping things in perspective!
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Sure makes a mockery of MSNBC’s constant harangue about FoxNews and Conservative Talk-Radio being unfair.
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Actually we don’t need a miniseries to find out about Hillary.  We already know all we need to know about this person.
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What Difference Does It Make?
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The Difference:
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Move Along Folks -- Nothing To See Here -- Just another Phony Issue that blights the record of Obama, Hillary and their administration.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/may-10-2013-obama-hillary-tipping-point.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/benghazi-happened-long-time-ago-in.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/our-phony-and-dysfunctional-president.html
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Friday, July 26, 2013

 

Obama, Ho Chi Minh and Thomas Jefferson?

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What American, no less a president, would equate a murderous dictator and perpetrator of mass executions of non-combatant dissenters and adversaries with our Thomas Jefferson?
The person who did that at a public meeting in Viet Nam was Barack Obama!
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324110404578629752912217348.html
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/26/uh-ho-obama-says-vietnamese-dictator-inspired-by-founding-fathers/
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It is impossible to fathom where Obama really comes from, where he is and where he is going. Apparently the hatred and venom his father had for Western Countries was inherited and/or transmitted to the son.  How disturbing that one who harbors these views has become the leader of our country. 
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With Obama’s penchant to employ the techniques of “1984” and his distain for the checks and balances of our form of government and our Constitution, one may well wonder what the next four years may harbor.
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The mitigating factors now are: the polls indicate “the people” have finally seen through the manufactured veneer of a charlatan and our House of Representatives is acting as our check-and-balance against unbridled executive power .
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God Bless and Protect The United States of America and give us safe passage through the next four years.
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2016: Obama’s America
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016:_Obama's_America
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Love Him, Hate Him:  You Don’t Know Him!
http://2016themovie.com/
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Congressman's Candid Assessment Of Obama
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/congressmans-candid-assessment-of-obama.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/03/yet-another-obscenity-by-hanoi-janes.html
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Congressman's Candid Assessment Of Obama

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A Congressman's one-minute assessment and review of Obama's performance
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http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/56922-gop-reps-epic-1-minute-beatdown-of-barack-obama-on-house-floor/
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Today's blog assessment:
Our Phony And Dysfunctional President
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/our-phony-and-dysfunctional-president.html
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Our Phony And Dysfunctional President

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Roanoke Times, 7-25-2013, Pg 6: Obama at Knox College says the economy is his priority and Congress must focus more on it.
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What a joyful one-hour-plus rerun of old worn-out obsolete campaign speeches.
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Not mentioned in the article is the most memorable new Obama phrase: “Phony Scandals”.  And prey tell which of these Scandals are Phony or Bogus or Made-up?
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BenghaziGate: The Benghazi Malfeasance (before, during, after and   ongoing)
IRSGate:          The IRS abusing the power to harass Conservatives
APGate:           The “Justice Dept.” AP & Fox phone & data hacking and AG Holder’s lies to Congress as part of the cover-up

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Obama says it’s Fake Scandals – America says it’s a Failing Presidency
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/56797
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Current polls are clearly showing that Obama’s extended trips to Europe, Africa and Martha’s Vineyard are not fooling the people who see a non-leader refusing to address the real core problems of the Country and his Administration.
Redirection to Trayvon, Stand Your Ground and Racism are not working as people watch both the Domestic and Foreign affairs of State stagnate and/or deteriorate.
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Blaming Bush and Congress has also now run their course as the people look at an impotent politician who doesn’t have a clue how to lead.  He is incapable of even allowing the Keystone Pipe Line to proceed – how pathetic is that!
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For a partial list of Republican House Passed Bills, that specifically address growing jobs and the economy, that Democrat Senate Leader Reid will not bring to the floor for debate and vote  --- Click This Link and Note The Date:
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/obama-campaigner-and-manipulator-in.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/detroits-economic-cancer-its-time-to.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/obamacare-like-chain-reaction-highway.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/06/roanoke-times-top-stories-not.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/obama-at-ohio-state-trust-and-dont.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/obamas-non-answers-to-his.html
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

 

Federal Government Killing Oregon’s Owls

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Let me get this straight.
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The Federal Government stopped 90% of Oregon’s logging to protect Spotted Owls so that they could have a nice place to live and have lots of little Owls and flourish and prosper.
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That didn’t work out (something about competing species in nature)  -- so -- Now these same Government Genius’ are going to kill 3600 Bard Owls in an “experiment” to see if that will help the Spotted Owls to “come back home”.  And they have the gall to call all this "wildlife management"!
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This has to be true – you can’t make up “stuff” like this!
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/23/federal-wildlife-officials-plan-to-send-hunters-to-kill-barred-owls-in/
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2005/09/environmentalists-impact.html
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A Weiner For NYC Mayor

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As a follow-up to his prior “apologies” for “sexting” himself to women, Anthony Weiner is before the press again “apologizing” for more gross photos sent to young women.
This time, the leading candidate for NYC Mayor, had his wife standing with him explaining to the world that he’s really a nice guy – he just has this little thing about taking lewd pictures of himself and sending them to young women.
As any Madison Ave advertising executive will tell you: "It pays to advertise"!
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Of particular interest is that “The Wife” is a former close associate of none other than Hillary Clinton!  Talk about a weird coincidence, or perhaps not?   At any rate, NYC deserves a Weiner for Mayor and a new icon to replace the Empire State Building.  It will all work out in the end.
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And not to be left out of the limelight, Elliot Spitzer, former NY AG and Governor, who kept very busy keeping high-end prostitutes in business, is now running for NYC controller.  Apparently his vast experience funding his prostitute-obsession makes him uniquely qualified to handle NYC finances that share many similar attributes.
Yet another highly qualified Democrat that NYC well deserves.
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This New York Weiner’s Not Kosher
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/06/this-new-york-weiners-not-kosher.html
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Lost: Our Moral Compass
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/06/lost-our-moral-compass.html
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Schadenfreude Spitzer
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/03/schadenfreude-spitzer.html
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

 

Obama The Consummate Hypocrite On Race And Guns

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Click-On YouTube video for a no-holds-bared O'Reilly's assessment of Obama’s hypocritical public positions on American Race Issues and the core causes that lie behind the 73% of black babies born out of wedlock; young black males committing ten times as much violent crime as whites and Hispanics combined; the absence of a strong viable family support system and the out-of-control violence in our inner cities, none of which Obama chooses to address:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o-8Q09XAEo
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To add insult to injury Obama’s bait-and-switch public pronouncements about Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Laws”, that were not involved in the Martin/Zimmerman case, stands as a Gross Example of Obama’s Race and Gun Baiting.
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Obama, as a State Senator,  co-sponsored an Illinois Law to strengthen their “Stand Your Ground Law” – talk about the obscene hypocrisy of a President of The United States!
Has this man no personal integrity?  Then again – he’s a product of Chicago Politics!
Obama Voted to Strengthen Illinois' Stand Your Ground Law in 2004
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/07/22/obama-voted-strengthen-illinois-stand-your-ground-law-2004-will-media
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Detroit’s Economic Cancer: It’s Time To Call Hospice
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/detroits-economic-cancer-its-time-to.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/zimmerman-not-guilty-of-all-charges.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/12/kids-too-small-to-fail.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/02/nation-of-white-cowards.html
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Roanoke Times Editors Chagrined Over Debate Whopper


Roanoke Times, 7-23-2013, Pg 11: Editorial: McAuliffe’s debate whopper.
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Wow I thought!  The RT Editors picked up on McAuliffe’s gross misstatement of a report on allegations that Cuccinelli violated conflict-of-interest laws and the RT Editors were “defending” Cuccinelli.  Not so fast!  Next item says “The Democrat misrepresents a prosecutor’s report on Cuccinelli and clouds a legitimate campaign issue.”
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In other words, “we’re” not chagrined that McAuliffe “misstated” the facts.  We’re upset because he did it “badly”.  He should have called the RT and “we” would have helped him with his debating and language skills.
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In reflection, during the last Presidential debate, a significant liberal journalist was the moderator and jumped into a debate item (the Benghazi Radical Muslim Terrorist Attack) and immediately helped Obama through what was clearly not only a “Whopper” but a gross lie and cover-up.
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Perhaps if an RT Editor were at the Homestead as a debate moderator, he/she could have jumped right in and saved the day for McAuliffe!
What a great opportunity --- Missed!
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In reflection, have the RT Editors or reporters found anything negative to say about McAuliffe’s actions, performance, close-associates, fund raising?  Anything at all?
What a wonderful flawless candidate they are promoting.
Reminiscent of something about “a tree falling in the forest”.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/roanoke-times-in-terry-mcauliffes-agw.html
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Monday, July 22, 2013

 

Detroit’s Economic Cancer: It’s Time To Call Hospice

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Roanoke Times, 7-22-2013, Pg 8: Auto troubles, "race" at root of collapse
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The liberal media apparently is looking for every possible way to keep the Obama-Holder-Sharpton racial drums beating.  Obama says he could have been Treyvon IF he had waited in a dark alley and then jumped upon a “White-Hispanic” man, pummeled him to the ground, slammed his head on the concrete and just before the “White-Hispanic” fell unconscious – he pulled out his legal-gun and fired “in self-defense”!  All this because of racism and that darn stand-you-ground law; neither of which had anything to do with Zimmerman!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/zimmerman-not-guilty-of-all-charges.html
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This article claims that a primary root of the collapse of Detroit is also racism.   Apparently not 50 years of Democrat-government and Union malfeasance in running down both the city and the auto industries.  The real root cause was massive government and union give a-ways of money and benefits that robbed future generations of jobs and opportunities.
This is by definition what Democrat Politicians and Unions do! 
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This same pattern is happening to our Country with $16+ TRILLION of debt and huge unemployment and the stifling of economic growth and a major increasing tax burden on a shrinking base of our population.  Something about “The Golden Goose”!
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Working Man's Blues: What Democrats and unions have done to Detroit
http://washingtonexaminer.com/working-mans-blues-what-democrats-and-unions-have-done-to-detroit/article/2533313
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/03/obama-debt-and-deficits-not-to-worry.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/01/obama-team-declares-we-dont-need-no.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/celebrating-anemic-job-creation.html
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Forbes:  Disarming Realities: As Gun Sales Soar, Gun Crimes Plummet
http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/05/14/disarming-realities-as-gun-sales-soar-gun-crimes-plummet/
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

 

Liberal Media Glamorizing Terrorists Again

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Rolling Stone has joined other left-wing progressive media in portraying the Boston Bomber as an “idyllic” youngster on the cover of their rag.
Who could possible believe that this choir-boy did anything bad no less mass murder?
Who could possibly vote for his death sentence?
Hasn't Rolling Stone hear of Radical Muslim Terrorists?
Failed by his family?  Really!  How Sad!
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Reminds one of the 1800’s poem:  Little Willie
Little Willie hung his sister
She was dead before we missed her
Willie’s always up to tricks
Ain’t he cute – he’s only six
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The Liberal’s advertising Picture:
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The Reality Picture:
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Why would any American sell this garbage rag?
Why would any American buy this garbage rag?
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Obama, Boston, Benghazi And The Media
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/04/obama-boston-benghazi-and-media.html
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GI Joe & Lillie

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GI Joe & Lillie -- The Oak Ridge Boys
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http://silverandgoldandthee.net/V/Lil.html
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Your Government At Work

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Monday, July 15, 2013

 

It's time for 'Journalists' to Discover Journalism

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Reproduced here in its entirety without comment:
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Washington Examiner Opinion: Op-Eds
It's time for 'journalists' to discover journalism
By Douglas MacKinnon | JULY 13, 2013 AT 9:20 PM
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“Will the last honest, ethical, and completely professional journalist please turn out the lights? The pretense of an objective mainstream media is long over.

I was recently speaking with two editors from top-10 newspapers who by their own admission see the world from different ends of the political spectrum and yet both were bemoaning the state of their profession.

One — a bit right-of-center — complained how more and more reporters and editors are putting their ideology before their duties as journalists and skewing stories and "news" accounts to reflect or enhance that ideology.

The other — a bit left-of-center — mentioned how completely unfair it was that conservatives are purposely shut out of consideration for Pulitzer and Nobel prizes while admitting his paper refuses to report on that unassailable reality because of its own bias.

I have often said that human nature dictates that people love to embrace the truth right up until the moment it reflects poorly upon themselves or their cause. When journalists and editors deliberately ignore — or even work to discredit — the truth, then all of us pay a price no matter which party, cause, or issue we support.

It seems almost everything now in mainstream journalism and the media is viewed through an ideological prism. More often than not, a prism only admitting and spreading a liberal light.

What happened to journalists and editors simply doing their jobs and following only the facts to their natural conclusions? What happened to talking to both sides in a contentious or highly controversial issue and then doing some actual investigating to see which — if any — side was closer to the truth?

What happened to the hard-boiled city editors as played by Clark Gable in the movie "Teacher's Pet" who believed the only job of a journalist was to find out "who, what, when, where, and why," and leave all personal feelings and bias out of the reporting?

The betrayal of journalistic ethics is sadly on display every day. If it wasn't so serious and potentially damaging to our nation and our future, it would be laughable in its extreme.

Every single day we can read, watch, or listen to "journalists" saying: "Some on the right are claiming that Obamacare is falling apart, will have a negative impact on medical care, and will bankrupt our nation; some on the right are claiming that public-employee pensions are unsustainable and are outright destroying the budgets and services offered by various cities, counties and states and are most adversely hurting the poor; some on the right are claiming that the negative effects of global warming have been grossly exaggerated and that the 'greening' of our nation is a detriment to our citizens; some on the right are claiming that well over ninety percent of our college and university professors lean left-of-center and advocate discrimination against conservative or faith-based professors while indoctrinating students with only their approved ideology."

I have an idea. Instead of these journalists "claiming some on the right" are making these charges, why don't they actually get out of the liberal echo chamber and simply do some investigative reporting and then write on where those facts — and only the facts — take them?

Surely there must be some ethical and professional journalists and editors out there still willing to squash bias and report on the "who, what, when, where, and why," no matter where it leads them.”
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Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of the memoir "Rolling Pennies In The Dark" (Simon & Schuster, 2012).
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

 

Zimmerman: NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES!

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Roanoke Times  7-14-2013
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“My Son Would Have Looked Like Trayvon Martin!”
With those words Obama launched a Racist-Legal-Jihad against George Zimmerman and anyone who got in the way of this Racial “Lynch Mob”.
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The prosecutions case resulted in almost all their witnesses supporting the defense!
There was no compelling case against Zimmerman! Ever!
This was simple self-defense pure and simple!
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Even before the defense started their portion of the case it was clear that the Obama-Holder-Sharpton Jihad was purely a Racist effort to fan the flames that they have shown to be so good at promoting.
Talk about abusing the Office of The President of the United States!
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Fortunately for justice, the jury was not intimidated by Obama-Holden-Sharpton and their nasty Lynch-mob minions that surrounded the court house.
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The only question now is who will be the next target of this vicious Trifecta from Hell?
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Obama The Consummate Hypocrite On Race And Guns
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/obama-consummate-hypocrite-on-race-and.html
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WSJ  7-15-2013  Jason Riley: Race, Politics and the Zimmerman Trial
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323394504578608182550247030.html
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June 3, 2013:   NYTimes Revisits the Sharpton - Brawley Scandal
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/booming/revisiting-the-tawana-brawley-rape-scandal.html?_r=0
(What an interesting time for the NYT to do this revisit!)
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Obama: We Don't Need No Judicial Process For The Trayvon Martin Case
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/obama-we-dont-need-no-judicial-process.html
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Obama-Sharpton:  We're Known by the Friends we Keep
NY Times, Pg A14, 12/29/07, Sen. Obama embracing Al Twana Sharpton
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/04/were-known-by-friends-we-keep.html
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AG Eric Holder:  Nation of White Cowards
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/02/nation-of-white-cowards.html
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

 

Obama Marginalizes Your Safety At Work

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Roanoke Times, 7-13-2013, Pg 8: Suit over workplace sex attack is settled.
Suit based on Employer not doing a comprehensive criminal background check.
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This large detailed description of the crime highlighting the suit’s focus that the employer did not conduct an adequate background check that ostensibly would have discovered and disqualified the attacker from employment.
In other words: the sex attack was the employers fault and not the man!
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All this without one word about Obama’s current jihad against employers who utilize background checks for employment decisions!
Talk about your Editorial Amnesia!
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Why can’t our liberal media present a fair and balanced picture of the news?
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 Obama’s Feds file civil rights suits on companies using criminal background checks for hires
The Obama administration is suing Dollar General and a BMW facility in South Carolina for the alleged unfair use of criminal background checks for job applicants, months after warning companies about how such screenings can discriminate against African Americans.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/22/obama-administration-files-suits-against-businesses-using-criminal-background/#ixzz2Yvx7DwGk

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Obama Administration Says Not To Worry About Hiring Felons
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/04/obama-administration-says-not-to-worry.html
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On the other hand perhaps we should be taking all this in the perspective that Obama labeled the Fort Hood massacre as "Workplace Violence" and is trying that Radical Muslim Terrorists as if he were a disgruntled employee.
Obama Team Labels Fort Hood Shooting as “Workplace Violence”
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/12/obama-team-labels-fort-hood-shooting-as.html
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

 

Refueling Interstate I-73 At Elm Street

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Roanoke Times, 7-9-2013, Pg 13: Editorial:  Refueling Interstate 73: “Readers” have not given up hope for the dormant interstate project (I73 Through Downtown Roanoke), and we join them in a desire for an economic boost.
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Roanoke is on a roll!  A fifteen million dollar space station crash-landed downtown and they call it a museum.  Sixty-five million dollars spent on so called “flood control” that is primarily an incredibly expensive bike path when it’s not raining.  And now let’s bring I-73 right through downtown Roanoke because we don’t have enough traffic, pollution, noise and accidents.
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Have we not noticed that other communities ensure that interstates do NOT come downtown?  Are there not by-passes for Danville, Martinsville, Lynchburg and most other “thoughtful” cities?  And those who don’t have by-passes are working diligently trying to get one!
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And who are these “readers” who pine for this albatross?  What’s their world-view of how to help Roanoke?
The good news for Roanoke is one word:  CARILLION!
They are bringing in good paying long term jobs and infrastructure.
They are the new shining star of the star city.
Focus on assisting their requirements and stop promoting negative projects.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/01/roanoke-looking-more-like-lost-colony.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/heavy-flooding-in-roanoke-so-much-for.html
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Sunday, July 07, 2013

 

Heavy Flooding In Roanoke -- So Much For $65 Million Flood Control

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http://www.roanoke.com/news/2054573-12/man-drowns-in-flood-roanoke-river-crests-at.html
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http://www.roanoke.com/news/2056917-12/roanoke-street-closures-continue-after-heavy-rain.html
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With less than 5 inches of rain and no hurricane in sight the $65 Million Roanoke Flood Control System  looked like this for July 4th 2013 Holiday:
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The following blog items dating from 2005 are sadly consistent in describing this $65 Million debacle that put River Bank Beautification, Bicycle Paths, Log Perch and Snail Darters far above meaningful Flood Control.
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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
What flood-control project?
Taxpayers paid over $65 MILLION dollars on River Bank Beautification!
There was no flood-control because we have log-perch and snail-darters. They are far more important than dredging down the river bottom and building containment walls to contain future floods.
What we did was waste $65,000,000 of tax-money on curb-side appeal.
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When the next real rainfall comes, like it did in 1985:
http://www.roanoke.com/multimedia/flood_grief
Even the most naïve folks will understand this major malfeasance and misrepresentation of what was and was not done to contain real flooding conditions caused by hurricanes that come inland and then stall against the mountains and dump from one to two feet of rain in a very short time.
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On the other hand this appears to fit in well with Roanoke City Mis-Management.
Roanoke Looking More Like The Lost Colony
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/01/roanoke-looking-more-like-lost-colony.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
“This is not flood control, it is not flood prevention it is simply “river-side dress-up” at a tremendous cost!”
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/02/flood-control-not.html
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Flood Control?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/06/flood-control.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 and Environmental Ethics
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2005/06/flood-control-and-environmental-ethics.html
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Thursday, July 04, 2013

 

July 4th 2013

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“The celebration of the Declaration of Independence Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of individual liberty had already been expressed by John Locke and the Continental philosophers. What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in "self-evident truths" and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.”
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Patriotic 4th of July Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP_Ok79l_wc
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Salute to The Troops
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&NR=1&v=jAmCxzuJNM8
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National Anthem - all the Service Academy Choirs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE
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Some Thomas Jefferson History for those who wish to reflect on one of our Primary Founding Fathers:
God Bless Thomas Jefferson and The United States of America.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson
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http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/thomasjefferson
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http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/brief-biography-thomas-jefferson
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Prior blog items:
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Monday, July 04, 2011:  Roanoke Times Prints Jefferson’s Declaration
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/07/roanoke-times-prints-jeffersons.html
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Defend Freedom whenever and wherever it is maligned
Freedom DoubleSpeak Sequel to 1984
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/doublespeak-sequel-to-1884.html
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

 

ObamaCare Like A Chain-Reaction Highway Wreck

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Roanoke Times, 7-3-2013, Pg 1, 16: Major piece of health law (ObamaCare) to be delayed.
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The Roanoke Times has a team devoted to “helping sell ObamaCare”.
We’re all looking forward to their exposes answering all the following items in this blog.  Good luck with that assignment boys!
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The ObamaCare smoke envelopes the Healthcare system cutting visibility to zero resulting in one long Chain-Reaction Highway Wreck!
Even passing it so we could read it didn’t clear the smoke and fog.
Now, three years after it became law, ObamaCare continues to expose one bad reaction after another.
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UnitedHealthcare to leave individual insurance market in CA
http://www.examiner.com/article/unitedhealthcare-to-leave-individual-insurance-market-ca
“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. No one is going to take that away from you.” If you had a nickel for every time Barack Obama made that promise during his campaign to get his health care law passed, you’d have enough to buy coverage in California. And you’ll need it if your current carrier is United Healthcare.
The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group Inc., is leaving California's individual health insurance market, the second major company to exit in advance of major changes under the Affordable Care Act.
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Administration delays key ObamaCare insurance mandate (until after the 2014 Congressional elections)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/02/administration-delays-key-obamacare-insurance-mandate/
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying a major provision in the health care overhaul, putting off until 2015 a requirement that many employers offer health insurance.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., a critic of the law, seized on the delay as a "clear admission" that the law is "unaffordable, unworkable and unpopular." 

"It's also a cynical political ploy to delay the coming train wreck associated with ObamaCare until after the 2014 elections," he said
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June 15, 2013:  More ObamaCare Bad News
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/06/more-obamacare-bad-news.html
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Latest Bad News  Forbes:  6-17-2013: ObamaCare's War on Women
A War on Sis? In California, Single Women Will Also Face A Doubling of Health Insurance Premiums Due To Obamacare
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/06/17/a-war-on-sis-in-california-single-women-will-also-face-a-doubling-of-health-insurance-premiums-due-to-obamacare/?partner=yahootix
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Roanoke Times, 5-30-2013, Pg 3: Current insurance policies may get canceled under law.
The effort to get policies up to basic standards could be another “bump” in Obama’s plan.
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R.T., 6-14-2013, Pg 1, 6: (ObamaCare) Overhaul may put insurance out of reach for low-wage workers.
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There’s just no end in sight for the bad news pouring out of the ObamaCare Mess.  Now that it’s passed and the American People can read it – it’s not a nice read.
January 2014 will clearly be a literal health care train wreck.
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New Good News is coming: We all can hardly wait for the new Roanoke Times series of articles on the “Joys of ObamaCare”
The negatives and major issues in the above articles and the following articles and blog items will all be washed away with visions of sugar plumbs and the 16,000 new IRS agents anxiously waiting to help us.
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ObamaCare Ship Continues To Sink With Us Below-Decks
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/06/obamacare-ship-continues-to-sink-with.html
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ObamaCare Options for Small Businesses Delayed (Until Next Year!)
http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/legal-hr/2013/06/03/obamacare-options-for-small-businesses-delayed/
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Democrats' New Argument: It's A Good Thing That ObamaCare Doubles Individual Health Insurance Premiums
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/06/03/democrats-new-argument-its-a-good-thing-that-obamacare-doubles-individual-health-insurance-premiums/?partner=yahootix
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Survey Says ObamaCare Will Drive Up Premiums 40 Percent
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/survey-says-obamacare-will-drive-up-premiums-40-percent.html/?ref=YF
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Rate Shock: In California, ObamaCare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 64-146%
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/05/30/rate-shock-in-california-obamacare-to-increase-individual-insurance-premiums-by-64-146/?partner=yahootix
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The IRS, ObamaCare, and You: The Government Is Coming for Your Health Insurance Records
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/31/the-irs-obamacare-and-you-the-government-is-coming-for-your-health-insurance-records/
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What If Healthy People Don't Want to Buy ObamaCare?
http://news.yahoo.com/healthy-people-dont-want-buy-obamacare-182347843.html
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ObamaCare Reducing HealthCare Coverage
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/04/obamacare-reducing-healthcare-coverage.html
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Marketing Abstract ObamaCare
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/04/marketing-abstract-obamacare.html
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ObamaCare: Double Or Nothing
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/03/obamacare-double-or-nothing.html
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Just lots more Hope and Change that we voted for?
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Peanuts Gets It -- Why Doesn't Everyone?

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

 

Editorial Amnesia Blacks Out UVa FOIA Position

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Washington Times:   McAuliffe’s climate activist and FOIA
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/4/mcauliffes-climate-activist-and-foia/
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Roanoke Times,  7-2-2013, Pg 7:  McAuliffe’s campaign tours Tech.
The tour was joined by former UVa scientist Michael Mann, who Ken Cuccinelli tried to investigate.
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What a wonderful McAuliffe Campaign Media News Release!
Courtesy of the Roanoke Times!
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“An Email by Mann that referred to a “statistical trick” in his research was among documents stolen from a British university in 2009.  Global warming skeptics have used some of the documents to argue that climate change research has been manipulated.  Multiple inquiries have produced no findings that Mann manipulated data.”
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Of course there has been no evidence!  There has been an FOIA stonewall preventing the public, who paid for this “research” from seeing anything!  Just like there was no “evidence” the Nixon Whitehouse was involved in the WaterGate break-in either!
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Totally and conveniently omitted were the public pronouncements by the Editors of the Roanoke Times that the FOIA law and process should be followed and the materials made public so that we can all see the facts and judge for ourselves:
Roanoke Times Finally Supports The FOIA Process For All
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/roanoke-times-supports-foia-process-for.html
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As a brief refresher of one of the ClimateGate items, perhaps this reporter should click-on this YouTube video as Jon Stewart explains ClimateGate in very clear and understandable terms:
http://www.roanokeslant.org/ClimateGate/ClimateGate.swf
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It’s quite clear this reporter didn’t ask the appropriate question that was prompted in the following blog item:
McAuliffe Picks A Denier As His Chief Scientist
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/mcauliffe-picks-denier-as-his-chief.html
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Just another example of Fair and Balanced Journalism in our new world of Hope and Change.
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What’s a Girl To Do?

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There but by the Grace of God, goes my Granddaughter!
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Girl buys water, spends night in jail
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/uva-girl-water-beer-jail-181104442.html
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Felony charges were dropped on Thursday against a 20-year-old University of Virginia student who says she panicked when undercover agents from the state's Alcohol Beverage Control division mistook her water purchase for beer.
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This is a very disturbing story given the car-jackings and crimes against young women. 
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Many law-enforcement agencies have advised drivers not to stop for “plain clothes persons driving unmarked cars”.
Their advice: drive safely to the nearest police station while calling 911 if possible.
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And all this hysteria and trauma over what they “thought” was a six-pack of beer!
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These Alcohol-Cops need to think about how they want police to interact with their sisters, wives and daughters on the streets at night!
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Monday, July 01, 2013

 

McAuliffe Picks A Denier As His Chief Scientist

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Washington Times:   McAuliffe’s climate activist and FOIA

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/4/mcauliffes-climate-activist-and-foia/
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Terry McAuliffe, Democrat Candidate for Va. Governor, to kick off Science Week with Dr. Michael Mann
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Of all the climate scientists to drag into the politics of global warming and climate change one could hardly do worse than Michael Mann.
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Michael Mann is the “Real Denier” in the global warming controversy!
He is denying the taxpayers who funded his “work” at UVA from seeing that “work”!
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To add insult to injury, UVA has spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars fighting Freedom Of Information FOIA requests for release of the taxpayer funded “global warming research” activities of Michael Mann and his associates at UVA.
The malfeasance of the UVA administration in keeping the public, who paid for this Mann activity, from seeing this “work”, is unconscionable.
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What is Mann hiding?  Isn’t sharing and debating research at the very fundamental heart of “The Scientific Method”?
This clearly is not his personal intellectual property!
Why is he continuing the ClimateGate Cover-up?
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Even the Editors of the Roanoke Times publically declared that the FOIA laws and processes should be followed and the material made public in this case.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/roanoke-times-supports-foia-process-for.html
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We’re waiting for every news reporter at every McAuliffe-Mann event to ask:
 “Why are you hiding your activities at a public college that the taxpayers funded”?
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New News: Editorial Amnesia Blacks Out UVa FOIA Position
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/editorial-amnesia-blacks-out-uva-foia.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/03/abusing-science-with-executive-power.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/08/global-warming-alarmists-still.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/05/uva-and-global-warming-alarmists-court.html
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