The RoanokeSlant

This file is a personal journal of commentary of examples of the Roanoke Times and Liberal Media Slant...... lbhagen@aol.com .......The Google Cookie Notice is required by the EU! So much for US Sovereignty!

Monday, March 31, 2014

 

McAuliffe Pushing Obamacare Expansion

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Obama Delusional And Dysfunctional

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

 

Roanoke County Doesn’t Need The UN’s ICLEI

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Roanoke Times, 3-25-2014, Pg 7: Editorial: A high price for silence
A majority of supervisors (Roanoke County) don’t buy the ICLEI conspiracy theories, but they might ditch the program anyway.
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Yet another long and tedious editorial advocating that Roanoke County spend taxpayer money to belong to a UN club for those who can’t function on their own.
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This is like a cow chewing her cud yet again with no new nutrients added therefore the same responses apply:
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Jan 26, 2014, Reprint of the RoanokeSlantBlogspot Article on this subject
Roanoke Co. ICLEI: False Premises And Alternatives
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/roanoke-co-iclei-false-premises-and.html
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Roanoke Times, 1-26-2014, Pg 1, 13: Roanoke Co. sets hearing over ICLEI
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

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A long and laborious and tedious article that weaves a web of confusion and false premises and false and limited alternatives.
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Premise: The County must belong to ICLEI in order to be a good steward of the environment.
Fact: The County has a responsibility to be a good steward of the environment totally independent of any remote organization be it part of the UN or not.
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Premise: One has to subscribe to the Gore-Mann man-made global warming AGW hypothesis in order to be a good steward of the environment and do good things for sustainability.
Fact: Being a force for sustainability is totally independent of buying into the AGW hypothesis. Sustainability is an important effort to minimize our impact on the earth, improve the environment and provide a healthy place for our people and if done correctly can be very cost effective.
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Premise: Leaving membership in the ICLEI is a statement of rejection of being good stewards of our environment.
Fact: Most municipalities and most people don’t belong to the ICLEI and don’t even know what the organization is. Stopping membership in ICLEI may well improve Roanoke County’s environmental stewardship by stopping nonproductive discussions and wasted time and instead focusing on the core elements of implementing good sustainability standards and actions and measurements.
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Premise: The Roanoke County supervisors must choose between membership in the ICLEI or being labeled not good supervisors (perhaps not even good persons).
Fact: A good supervisor does the right things for the right reasons for the people he/she represents. Membership in the ICLEI is immaterial to good governance and good sustainability outcomes in Roanoke County and should not be a litmus test for anything.
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Observations by a nonresident admirer of Roanoke County.
LB Hagen, Scruggs Va.
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What Catastrophe? MIT’s Richard Lindzen, the unalarmed climate scientist http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/articles/what-catastrophe_773268.html
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Monday, March 24, 2014

 

Yet Another ObamaCare ‘1984’ Lie

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Roanoke Times, 3-24-2014, Pg 1,6: AP: Birth control mandate in court
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“The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama’s health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice.”
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“against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice”
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No! That's not it!  Women had the birth control of their choice last year, they have it this year and they will have it next year; totally independent of this court case.
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Nothing in this case prevents women from the birth control of their choice!
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The court battle is over WHO WILL PAY for their birth control and what rights do those paying citizens have!
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It appears that the “’right’ to birth control” part of this comes from a significant stretch of the “pursuit of happiness” clause.  If that’s the case, there are a lot of things the taxpayers could buy for me in my “pursuit of and ‘right’ to happiness”!
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AARP did a survey – guys want Viagra paid for by Medicare and ObamaCare.  It appears birthcontrol pills are $10 a month and Viagra is $30 per pill -- talk about your gender inequality!  When does that get to the Supreme Court?
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/obamacare-ad-sexist-and-dangerous.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/10/twelve-year-old-girls-get-hpv-shots-all.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/08/sex-and-high-risk-vt-girl.html
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Obama Giving Away Internet Domain Control

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How can Obama even think about regifting Al Gores Invention he gave to us?
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The internet is a key component of our government, military, industry, energy, security and personal lives.
Our computers, process controllers and real-time information devices are all interconnected through the internet system.
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US Internet Control helps keep the internet free, open, affordable and compatible with our important laws governing fairness, copyrights, trademarks, free-speech and fair access.
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How could it possibly be in our best interests to give control of this vital system to some nonentity group with totally unknown agendas and biases?
Apparently one would have to go to the UN or World Court for conflicts and remedies.  How scary is that thought?
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Even Bill Clinton Opposes Internationalizing Internet Control
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bill-clinton-internet-control/2014/03/23/id/561202/
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Former President Bill Clinton objects to the Obama administration's plan to give up the United States' control over online domain names and addresses, saying that the country's agencies have done a good job keeping the Internet free and open.
"A lot of people who have been trying to take this authority from the U.S. for the sole purpose of cracking down on Internet freedom and limiting it and having governments protect their backsides instead of empowering the people," Clinton said during a panel discussion sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative,
reports ReCode.net.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bill-clinton-internet-control/2014/03/23/id/561202#ixzz2wsq7tnVp
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Why fix Internet oversight if it’s not broken?  By Hiawatha Bray   | Globe Staff March 20, 2014
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/03/19/free-speech-case-for-keeping-internet-oversight-and-icann-under-american-control/lVaPZidcgmGu3k02NYTYVO/story.html
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When was the last time Obama and his minions had a good idea?
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Just more Hope and Change we can believe in!
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

 

The Audacity of Appeasement

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ROANOKESLANTBLOGSPOT  REPRINT FROM 5 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The Audacity of Appeasement
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Obama: I will talk nice to the North Koreans and they will join me in world peace.
Reality: The North Koreans’s fired an intercontinental missile over Japan that can reach US cities and have restarted their nuclear program they began with the Clinton-program.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/04/obama-north-korea-missiles-nuclear.html
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Obama: I will talk nice to the Iranians and they will join me in world peace.
Reality: The Iranians have fired a missile capable of hitting Israel and Europe and they continue to operate thousands of centrifuges to enrich uranium to weapons-grade.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/02/iran-winning-big.html
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Obama: I will stop the US antimissile program because it is a waste of money.
Reality: The US antimissile program is the only hope of defending against incoming missiles with weapons of mass destruction.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o84PE871BE&eurl
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Obama: I will talk nice to the Russians about joining me in world peace.
Reality: Not one word said about Russia’s invasion of and occupation of the free and independent nation of Georgia.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/04/obamas-afghanistan-war.html
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The world has seen and experienced other appeasers like Obama. And the result has always been the same.
http://www.historyguide.org/europe/munich.html
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The lesson: Those who beat their swords into plows
will plow for those who didn’t!
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posted by Lars Hagen # 6:59 AM
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Fast Forward 5 years:
It’s clear where Putin has shoved Hillary’s “Reset Button”
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Biden Rattling Obama’s Empty Scabbard
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/biden-rattling-obamas-empty-scabbard.html
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Obama’s Flexibility With Putin’s Russia Comes Home To Roost
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/obamas-flexibility-with-putins-russia.html
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Roanoke Times: Putin In Crimea Bush's Fault
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/roanoke-times-putin-in-crimea-bushs.html
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Obama In Key Largo, Biden In Virgin Islands, Putin In Crimea
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/obama-in-key-largo-biden-in-virgin.html
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US And France React To Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/us-and-france-react-to-russian-invasion.html
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Obama To Putin: Please Play Nice Please
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/obama-to-putin-please-play-nice-please.html
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

 

Biden Rattling Obama’s Empty Scabbard

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Joe Biden to Russia: US will defend allies
http://washingtonexaminer.com/joe-biden-to-russia-us-will-defend-allies/video/bc-3362267629001
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In Eastern Europe, Biden finds uncertain allies
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bidens-trip-to-eastern-europe-highlights-anxieties-about-depth-of-us-support/2014/03/19/4c0353e8-af4e-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html
“President Obama and I view Article 5 of the NATO Treaty as an absolutely solemn commitment which we will honor,” Biden said in an appearance with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves
“But having to deliver the message at all is a measure of how uncertain Eastern Europe remains as it confronts an expansionist Russia - and how uncertain many leaders here are of the Obama administration’s intentions to help.”
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Those who pound their swords into plows
  will plow for those who didn’t!
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The most amazing Obama position during this crisis is refusal to send military supplies to Ukraine because it would further encourage Putin-Russia to invade further!
Really?  Let’s not give the police any more guns because it will cause the bad guys to kill more cops!  This is the hope and change we can believe in?
Didn’t Obama just direct that all our A10 Warthog Tank Killer planes to be deactivated?
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Poland easing regulations to allow faster development of its shale gas to future European pipelines that would lessen reliance on Russia’s.  Beyond reiterating a previous pledge to expand U.S. liquefied natural gas exports to the region, Biden offered ideas, future technical support and encouragement.”
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Central European nations appeal to Congress for faster exports of US natural gas
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/08/central-european-nations-appeal-to-congress-for-faster-exports-us-natural-gas/
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And now we’re talking about sending fossil fuels to Eastern European Countries?  Is Obama not shutting down fossil fuel power plans as fast as he can?  Are he and his minions not fighting fracking as much as they can?
Why isn’t he sending solar panels and windmills?
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Did not John Kerry declare that Fossil-Fuel Global Warming AGW is the most imminent WMD in the world?  Did Harry Reid’s minions in the Senate not spend a day lamenting Man-made Global Warming AGW?  These are our national leaders?
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And what an appropriate time to reflect on Obama’s mocking of Romney during the debates for his distrust of Russia and Putin
Click to view who is the naïve and wrong-headed candidate:
Romney and Obama on Russia during the 2012 Presidential Debate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y9oVC-mGW8
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Obama’s Flexibility With Putin’s Russia Comes Home To Roost
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/obamas-flexibility-with-putins-russia.html
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

 

Obama The GM CEO Keeps Abusing Others

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Roanoke Times, 3-19-2014, Pg 1, 8: Recall crisis swallowing GM
GM tries to tackle mounting recall crisis
The automotive giant appointed a new safety chief while the CEO apologized for lives lost.
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Feds reportedly failed to investigate reports of GM vehicle shutdowns
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/09/feds-reportedly-failed-to-investigate-reports-gm-vehicle-shutdowns/?intcmp=latestnews
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Obama has used government assets to spy-upon and harass his so called political enemies including conservative persons and groups.
He has also used and is using government assets to harass his so called economic enemies including the fossil fuel industry, Boeing, Right-to-Work and the non-GM auto industry.
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Obama set his NTSB upon Toyota as if the Japanese had launched another Pearl Harbor.
Much of this attack upon Toyota was to the direct advantage of GM.
This effort was blunted when Toyota produced “black box” data that clearly demonstrated that for most run-away cars the driver was on the gas-pedal and NOT on the brake.  Not quite as enlightening as Monica’s dress – but pretty close.
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Now we find out that Obama has had his minions in the NTSB look the other way and did not monitor or investigate nor demand massive recalls or levy massive fines due to serious GM safety issues;  They were much too busy following Toyota around!
Even our local folks at the RT were eager to telegraph and hype the Obama propaganda.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/03/roanoke-times-hiding-toyota-problem.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/obamas-government-motors-gm-propaganda.html
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Just More Hope and Change You Can Believe In with the full support of his Pravda Media.
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Click back through blog items to reflect on the malfeasance of the Obama-GM Bail-out:
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/02/obamas-government-motors-gm-uses.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/02/obama-gives-his-government-motors-gm.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/12/yet-more-government-motors-slant-and.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/04/huge-obama-gm-roll-over.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/obamas-government-motors-gm-propaganda.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/01/obama-gm-ceo-and-major-conflicts-of.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/04/obama-mr-goodwrench.html
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Obama’s Flexibility With Putin’s Russia Comes Home To Roost

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Putin Takes Ukraine’s Crimea
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/us-and-france-react-to-russian-invasion.html
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While Obama takes Key Largo
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/obama-in-key-largo-biden-in-virgin.html
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All this after Hillary presented “The Reset Button” to Russia
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/obama-to-putin-please-play-nice-please.html
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And let us reflect on Obama’s “secret” conversation with Russia’s President:
After I’m elected I’ll have more “flexibility”
Published on Mar 27, 2012
On Monday while President Obama was taking part in a global nuclear security summit in South Korea, he was caught on tape asking for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for "space." "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility," Obama implored. Obama assured the departing Russian President he will have the "flexibility" required to deal with missile defense issues after the 2012 presidential election

Click to view the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFR8DbSRQE
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And what an appropriate time to reflect on Obama’s mocking of Romney during the debates for his distrust of Russia and Putin
Click to view who is the naïve and wrong-headed candidate:
Romney and Obama on Russia during the 2012 Presidential Debate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y9oVC-mGW8
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And through it all the Pravda Press works desperately to prop-up their guy, make him look as good as possible, redirect accountability and discount bad news! 
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/malaysia-airline-disappearance-blessing.html
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Monday, March 17, 2014

 

Malaysia Airline Disappearance A Blessing For Obama

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 Roanoke Times, 3-17-2014, Pg 7: Authorities suspect pilot had role in disappearance.
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Obama the Blessed One!  Praise be to Allah!  The media, all the media, totally committed 24/7 for a week on “garbage” speculation about the missing airliner with no light at all left to shine on Obama’s laundry list of issues, problems and malfeasance and broken promises.
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Never in history has there been so much heat with so little light!
Let’s interview yet another person who has no knowledge of any of the facts of the situation.  Let’s ask the audience to Tweet-in what they think happened.
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Has there ever been such disregard and insensitivity to over 200 victims and their families?
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RT, Pg 1, Crimea likely to ask to be annexed!
Asked to be annexed?  This was a military invasion by a Russian Division – STUPID!  What is the matter with you people?
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In addition to the invasion of Crimea, Russia has deployed paratroopers and ground assault troops into Eastern-Ukraine and taken over energy facilities.
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Is there no length the Pravda Media will go to prop-up and cover-up for Obama?
Apparently Not!   Whatever the call – we’re at his beck and call.
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Roanoke Times: Putin In Crimea Bush's Fault
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/roanoke-times-putin-in-crimea-bushs.html
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FOIA Laws Are A Farce

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Roanoke Times, 3-16-2014, Pg 8: Editorial: A tighter, tougher FOIA
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UVA Continues To Stonewall Virginia’s FOIA Laws
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/uva-continues-to-stonewall-virginias.html
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Virginia has FOIA laws – what we need is compliance with those laws.  There is no better example of giving the FOIA laws the “bird” than what UVA is doing relative to spending hundreds of thousands of tax-payer money trying to avoid shining some sunlight onto the so called “research” that Michael Mann was doing, at tax-payer expense, at UVA.
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We don’t need more laws – we need Judges that have the intestinal fortitude to tell UVA to comply with the law and open Michael Mann’s files so that the public who paid for this data can see the data.
Just Like Pelosi said: you have to pass it, to know what’s in it!
My Doctor refers to that analogy as a stool sample.
Which is also a good analogy for what UVA is doing with your taxes!
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3-17-2014, Pg 6: Study: Government slow with disclosures
This administration’s efforts to be open were at the worst since Obama began his first term.
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Did not Obama wax eloquent about how he was going to improve government?
Obama’s Open and Transparent Commitment to America
      Mr. President YOU LIE!!  Click to view the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5t8GdxFYBU
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/05/uva-and-global-warming-alarmists-court.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/01/yes-virginia-uva-you-do-have-to-share.html
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

 

Obama And ObamaCare At Comedy Show

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Roanoke Times, 3-15-2014, Pg 2: Obama’s ‘Funny or Die’ a big hit.
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Obama And ObamaCare On TV Comedy Show  -- How appropriate is that!
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Obama, the most incompetent and intrusive president in history takes his signature program that has become the example of big government malfeasance and incompetence to a TV comedy show.
And the Roanoke Times and the liberal media trying to spin this into good news!
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Obama has now even “delayed” the “mandate” until after the Hillary election.
Remember the mandate – that was so important that it went up to the SCOTUS to declare it is a “tax”, and Obama stating that it couldn’t be disturbed not even for a government shut-down.
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The number of people who have lost their insurance is a multiple of the new “enrollees” and many of the new “enrollees” had insurance but are now on ObamaCare with Taxpayer subsidies and most ObamaCare insurance costs more that coverage did before ObamaCare.   How is all this a good thing?
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ObamaCare Deadline Looms, Pay Now or Pay More Later
http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/03/10/obamacare-deadline-looms-pay-now-or-pay-more-later/?intcmp=HPBucket
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Obama's Pravda
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/obamacare-enrolled-but-not-insured.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/obamacare-30-is-broken-70-not-yet-built.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/roanoke-times-still-cant-handle.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/obamacare-like-chain-reaction-highway.html
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

 

Bill Clinton And The General And The Women They Covet

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Roanoke Times,  3-11-2014, Pg 1, 3: General’s court-martial is thrown into jeopardy
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Obama’s Army Command is hard at work prosecuting a General for sexual harassment and sexual abuse and maybe even rape of a female Army Captain.
Not clear how this would play-out if it were a male Army Captain.
All this while members of Congress have been wrestling with how the Uniform Code of Military Justice handles these types of cases.
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Not mentioned anywhere is how this case relates to Commander-In-Chief Bill Clinton and the fact that he abused many women, many coerced into his den and clutches by police officers.
Don’t remember any criminal trials being held based on those complaints.
There was political civil actions taken, but that was for lying about the incidents.
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Given that Bill Clinton is one of the most popular and revered Democrats in America it’s difficult to understand why this General is being persecuted for the very same behaviors!
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Perhaps it’s time for Hillary, The NOW Girls, the DNC and the Liberal Press to come to the Generals defense just as they have for Bill!
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How a Military Sexual Assault Case Foundered
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/us/how-a-military-sexual-assault-case-foundered.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&region=Footer&module=TopNews&pgtype=article
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/01/bill-clinton-honored-for-whos-your-daddy.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/08/desperate-obama-turns-to-bill-clinton.html
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Monday, March 10, 2014

 

Roanoke Times: Putin In Crimea Bush's Fault

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Roanoke Times, 3-10-2014,  VA Pg 4:  HUGE Cartoon blaming "Putin in Crimea" as Bush's Fault.
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If only we hadn't invaded Iraq with multiple resolutions of the United Nations, declaration of invasion by Congress and a coalition of many nations "of the willing" to topple Saddam's Regime -- if only we hadn't done that -- Putin wouldn't have a pretext to invade Ukraine-Crimea and annex it into Russia and Obama would have talked him out of there by now! 
Damn that Bush!  Will Obama ever be able to clean up his messes?
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Is there any task that the Roanoke Times and the Pravda Press won't do to help defend and cover-up Obama's short-falls and malfeasance and try to make him look like a blameless bystander?
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Redirecting this mess back to George Bush is beyond the pale -- but we'll do anything for Barack!  After all this is all about: Hope and Change!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/obama-in-key-largo-biden-in-virgin.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/obama-playing-checkers-putin-playing.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/putin-does-vinnie-barbarino.html
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Obama In Key Largo, Biden In Virgin Islands, Putin In Crimea

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As Crimea falls, Obama takes Key Largo golf vacation, Biden hits Virgin Islands
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While Russia beefed up its forces in Ukraine and the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up slightly, President Obama was criticized for spending the weekend on vacation with his family at an ultra-exclusive private community in the Florida Keys.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/9/republicans-take-shots-as-obama-vacations-again/

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Talk about your Hope and Change and Presidential Leadership!
On the other hand – what else would a community organizer do?
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/obama-playing-checkers-putin-playing.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/putin-does-vinnie-barbarino.html
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Sunday, March 09, 2014

 

Respect Condi Rice And All Black Conservatives

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Rutgers rage against Rice -- why do liberals have so much hate for black conservatives?
By: Juan Williams 3-9-2014 (Juan happens to be black)
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/03/09/rutgers-rage-against-rice-why-do-liberals-have-so-much-hate-for-black/
“Condoleezza Rice lacks “moral authority.” She fails to meet the standards of “exemplary citizenship” and she does not have what it takes to “inspire” graduating college seniors.
That crazy thinking comes from the New Brunswick Faculty Council of Rutgers University. They voted last week to ask university leadership to cancel Rice’s invitation to be this year’s Commencement Speaker and receive an honorary degree.
There is an added element at play here. There is a disgraceful double standard amongst liberals, particularly those in academia, in the hatred they direct at black conservatives.”
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Apparently the Rutgers Faculty Council would rather have a nice Liberal Democrat like Queens College had at their commencement.
6/2/06: NY Democrat: Shoot Pres. Bush between the eyes http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,197935,00.html
"NY Dem. Sen. Schumer is the man who would put a bullet between the president’s eyes if he could get away with it."
This from NY State Comptroller Democrat Alan Hevesi, long term prior professor of government and politics at Queens College, who made this statement to all assembled while participating in the commencement address at Queens College!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/06/ny-democrat-shoot-pres-bush-between.html
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I am a Rutgers Graduate, BSME Class ’60.  I wrote a three word email to my school: “Respect Condi Rice”. 
 I was very pleased and proud to receive back the following:
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Dear Mr. Hagen,

Thank you for sharing your input regarding Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s delivery of the 2014 Rutgers University–New Brunswick commencement address. The opinions of our alumni are important to us, and we appreciate your taking the time to write to us and express your thoughts.

In response to your email, I’d like to share the following message that President Barchi has issued regarding the 2014 commencement speaker.

Best,
Ayesha Gougouehi
Communications Assistant
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
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Dear Members of the Rutgers Community,

On May 18, we will welcome former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to deliver the 2014 Rutgers University–New Brunswick commencement address. In recent weeks, members of our University community have engaged in spirited discussions, and faculty, staff, students, alumni, and a range of individuals from across the nation have written both in strong support of, and in opposition to, Condoleezza Rice as our commencement speaker. We have even heard from high school students who have written to say that they would withdraw their Rutgers applications if we rescind—or fail to rescind—our invitation to her. These are the kinds of exchanges that every great university welcomes. Like all vibrant intellectual communities, Rutgers can thrive only when it vigorously defends the free exchange of ideas in an environment of civil discourse. Our students—like all members of our University community—benefit from these kinds of energetic civic exchanges, and through them learn to develop, articulate, and defend their own values and their moral and ethical positions.

Whatever your personal feelings or political views about our commencement speaker, there can be no doubt that Condoleezza Rice is one of the most influential intellectual and political figures of the last 50 years. She has been on the Stanford faculty as a professor of Political Science since 1981, and she has won two of the university’s highest teaching distinctions. From 1993 to 1999, she served as Stanford’s Provost, the institution’s chief academic officer. In 2001, she accepted the offer to serve in Washington, D.C. as National Security Advisor and later United States Secretary of State, the first woman of color to serve in that role. In March 2009, Dr. Rice returned to Stanford University as a professor of political economy in the Graduate School of Business and in political science and as the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. Dr. Rice’s success and influence is all the more impressive when considered in the context of her childhood in the segregated South, during the most tumultuous and violent years of the Civil Rights struggle.

As many of you have suggested in your letters and in discussions with me, we live in a time when politics can be deeply polarizing. Like our fellow citizens, you and I—our colleagues—have deep and sincerely held beliefs and convictions that often stand in stark contrast to others around us. Yet, we cannot protect free speech or academic freedom by denying others the right to an opposing view, or by excluding those with whom we may disagree. Free speech and academic freedom cannot be determined by any group. They cannot insist on consensus or popularity. These principles are, in fact, best illustrated and preserved when we defend perspectives that we oppose or when we protect what may appear to be a minority view.

My hope is that we can use these seemingly controversial moments to reaffirm our commitment to open and civil discourse. Indeed, they provide strong evidence of a healthy and engaged University community. I will continue to work with you to guarantee the University remains a space where ideas can be considered, discussed, and debated, a space that embraces and defends civil discourse, free speech, and academic freedom.

Sincerely,
Bob Barchi

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Saturday, March 08, 2014

 

Building ObamaCare

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And to think it was Obama that ridiculed American Businesspeople with his:
"You didn't build that" condescending arrogance at Fire House #1 right here in Roanoke VA!
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View his denigrating speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjPI6no5ng
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The associated blog item: Obama to Businessmen: You Didn’t Do Nothin!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/07/obama-to-businessmen-you-didnt-do-nothin.html

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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/sibling-success-based-on-what.html
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ObamaCare Week 24: Who’s Buying Coverage, and Another Extension
http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/03/07/obamacare-week-24-where-are-previously-uninsured/?intcmp=obnetwork
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Rick Santorum Go Home Already

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Santorum at CPAC: GOP needs positive message to counter Obama
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/7/santorum-gop-needs-positive-message-counter-obama/
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The voters of Pennsylvania rejected Rick Santorum’s Senate reelection bid by over 20%.
He has used that failure as a platform to run for President, another major failure.
He is now using those failures as a basis to guide the Republican Party toward more failure.
Rick Santorum has done more damage to the Republican Party and the Republican Brand than Obama and the DNC.
It’s way past time for Republicans to send Rick the message: Time to go home!
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The following Santorum action alone disqualifies him from having any leadership role in the Republican Party:
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USA Today, 2-28-12
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) – Mitt Romney on Tuesday denounced rival Rick Santorum's automated phone calls urging Democrats to vote against the former Massachusetts governor, calling the tactic "outrageous and disgusting."
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-02-28/romney-santorum-robocall/53280620/1
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Rick Santorum admits using robocalls in Michigan primary campaign
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/28/romney-admits-robocalls-michigan-primary?newsfeed=true
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/02/rick-santorums-abuse-of-republican.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaparty-fundamentalists-take-virginia.html
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Thursday, March 06, 2014

 

More Class And Race Warfare: Dumbing-Down The SATs

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Roanoke Times, 3-6-2014, Pg 1,6: College Board to revamp SATs, largely targeting essay, vocabulary.  The goal is to create a test that measures students’ knowledge and ability, not their family incomes.
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This heading and lead-in clearly state that we need to dumb down the SATs for the poor-kids because the current SATs give rich-kids an advantage!
What an incredibly gross and insulting declaration of class and race warfare and divisiveness yet again from the editors of the Roanoke Times!
But then again, they’re just doing Obama’s bidding!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/10/roanoke-times-editors-emerge-from-their.html
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Perhaps having an “old fashioned” family with a father and mother staying together and supporting and guiding and encouraging the kids until are out of school might be helpful?
Perhaps parents and students taking school courses seriously for which “racist-rich” taxpayers are paying $15,000 per student per year might be appropriate and helpful?
Not clear is how these Dumbed-Down tests will help our academic performance that now stands at 25th among 34 countries?
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Will the SAT rewriters Dumb-Down the reading, writing and vocabulary using the Oakland, California school board’s utilization of "Ebonics”?
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_Ebonics_controversy
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Perhaps they can use the Rappers Dictionary with questions like: is mother a complete word or a half-word?  Perhaps the “rapmetrics” website will be helpful?    http://www.rapmetrics.com/
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With Obama and Holder leading the class and race war in this country it should not be surprising that this nasty divisiveness-jihad would trickle-down into every aspect of our society.  Just more Hope and Change We Can Believe In!
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Perhaps these SAT "rewriters" should start by viewing Morgan Freeman's movie: "Lean on Me"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SbkHgx6YIo
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/difference-in-schools-in-1995-vs-today.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/08/biden-in-danville-va-nasty-vicious.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/07/obama-wrapping-race-card-around-class.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/09/obama-hawking-class-and-race-warfare.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/is-school-punishment-racist.html
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