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!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

 

Go Wright To Jail

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Don’t remember the Editors of the Roanoke Times covering this story about Obama’s long-term minister and spiritual advisor, and marriage maker and baptizer, The Rev Wright of the “Church of God Damn America”.
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Rev Wright has a charming and attractive and educated daughter, Jeri.
Jeri Wright was found guilty on March 7, 2014, on all counts for her part in a fraud scheme led by a former suburban Chicago female police chief and the chief's husband.
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The grant agreement was supposed to provide bricklaying and electrical pre-apprenticeship training and GED preparation at the Regal Theater, another entity owned by the couple. Little, if any, of the training provided in the grant agreement was ever completed, according to prosecutors.
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Perhaps this helps explain why Chicago unemployment is 8.3% and why for young black males its double that rate.
Goes to show that the Community Organizing Thing is difficult and has high risks.
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Perhaps now she can hang-out and commiserate with Jessie Jackson’s son.
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Sisters taking care of brothers --- brings a tear to your eye doesn’t it!
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CBS-News:  Daughter of Jeremiah Wright Convicted in Fraud Scheme
http://www.nbcnews.com/#/news/crime-courts/daughter-jeremiah-wright-convicted-fraud-scheme-n47841
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Chicago Tribune: Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-03-07/news/chi-rev-jeremiah-wrights-daughter-found-guilty-money-laundering-20140307_1_money-laundering-jeri-wright-regina-evans
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/03/obamas-rev-wright-very-wrong.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/more-nasty-rhetoric-from-four-mouth.html
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

 

The Hypocrisy Of Obama’s Summary Executions Vs. Waterboarding

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On April 27, 2009, MSNBC's Dan Abrams interviewed former AG's John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales before a cheering rightwing audience at American Jewish University. Both Ashcroft and Gonzales continue to insist waterboarding was legal when authorized by DoJ lawyers under their supervision. (Full transcript.)
Will their hyper-legal defenses keep them out of jail?
http://www.democrats.com/gonzales-ashcroft-still-defend-waterboarding
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Two days after taking office on January 20, President Barack Obama by Executive Order, released January 22, 2009, rescinded all the previous OLC guidance about "detention or the interrogation of detained individuals" and directed that no government agency may rely on any of OLC opinions on that topic between 2001 and 2009.[32] He had declared shortly before taking office "under my administration the United States does not torture.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture_Memos
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NOW FAST FORWARD 5 YEARS TO MAY 2014
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Obama policy is now – don’t take prisoners!  I’m trying to close GITMO,  not further utilize it to get critical intelligence information about our enemies!
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Obama has had his AG office generate memos making it "legal for him” to “Summarily Execute Americans” in foreign noncombat areas and countries without trial or any due process.
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Not only is he doing this but his minions in the Pravda Press and ACLU are not demanding his lawyers be prosecuted and jailed as they did for Gonzales who just wrote it’s OK to uniquely-bathe those responsible for the 9-11 attack in order to get critical information about the enemy.
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Not only is the key Obama lawyer responsible for the “findings” that summary executions are OK not being threatned with jail like Gonzales was, but – Obama has appointed his lawyer to a judgeship.   He will join the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in Boston.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/22/senate-oks-drone-memo-author-to-be-federal-judge/
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The dual standards and gross hypocrisy of Obama, his minions in the Senate and the Pravda Press is unprecedented in US history!
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Just more Hope and Change we can believe in!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/obama-hypocritical-summary-executioner.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/02/obama-water-boarding-bad-murder-good.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/12/obama-doctrine-summary-execution-better.html
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The Obama-EPA Rain Water Boondoggle

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Roanoke Times, 5-24-2014, Pg 2: Public input sought on storm water.
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Across the Country, including Virginia, we have embarked on the mission of collecting and processing rainwater runoff.
Sounds simple and maybe even the right thing to do.
The water from every downspout, every driveway, every street drain, every parking lot, every airport runway, and every highway swale is to be “captured and then treated somehow” to the pleasure of the Obama-EPA wizards.
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Has there ever been in the history of mankind a more senseless and nonproductive mandate issued by Washington.
This isn’t Billions of dollars – it’s Trillions of dollars – and to what end?
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What a prime example of how the government can take a basic important function like runoff management (that is already a component of every civil engineering project) and turn it into a draconian extremely invasive boondoggle that when carried out to its extreme can bankrupt many municipialities.
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HERE OBAMA – CATCH THIS RUNOFF AT ROANOKE:
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/heavy-flooding-in-roanoke-so-much-for.html
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

 

Memorial Day May 26th

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Let Us Remember Their Valor, Fidelity and Sacrifice
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President Abraham Lincoln
Gettysburg Address
Audio -- Johnny Cash

Use Play Button below picture of Lincoln
Play button is very small with some delay
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gettysburgaddress.htm
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'Il Silencio' (The Silence)
The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland.
Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.
The Original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps. Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a bugle.
http://www.flixxy.com/trumpet-solo-melissa-venema.htm
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It's of interest that this musical event in Maastricht
is only 120 km North of Bastogne where
we suffered 60,000 casulties during
 three weeks in the winter of 1944
Battle of the Bulge
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Click Link For: Some Gave All:
http://www.roanokeslant.org/SomeGaveAll/Some.html
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   In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
—Attributed to John McCrae (1872-1918).
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An Old Prophetic Poem So Very Applicable Today
God and the soldier we adore
In times of danger, not before
The danger past, and all wrongs righted
God's forgotten and the soldier slighted
Author Unknown
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BusinessPerson: You Didn’t Build That And You’re Not Going Too Either

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Roanoke Times, 5-25-2014, Pg Tic 1: Startups of new businesses are at their lowest point in 30 years.
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Why would anyone consider this new news or be surprised?
Obama and his Democrat minions have declared war on business and any new start-ups are facing draconian government rules and regulations that make the cost and the risk prohibitive.
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Only well established businesses can afford the massive (unproductive) overhead of lawyers and compliance personnel who are tasked with trying to stay current with regulations pouring out of Obama’s bureaucracy.
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One only has to compare the pro-jobs Bills passed by the House and not taken-up in the Senate to see who is pro-business and who is anti-business.
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And who can forget Obama’s nasty tirade against business and business-people right here at Roanoke’s Fire House #1 with his: “You Didn’t Build That”!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/07/obama-to-businessmen-you-didnt-do-nothin.html
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Watch the video of Obama, watch the facial expressions, watch the body language listen to the words and draw your own conclusions:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjPI6no5ng
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In addition to Obama’s anti-business bias, he has a socialist-warped view of our workers.
Obama-Team’s Incredibly Cynical View Of The American Worker And People
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/obama-teams-incredibly-cynical-view-of.html
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Obama's Economy:  The Very Bad Good News that he is celebrating is that three times as many workers dropped out of the workforce compared to new jobs!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/obamas-economy-very-bad-good-news.html
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Add to all the above: The ObamaCare costs and uncertainty; The ObamaCare pressure for more temporary 29 hour jobs; the constant demands for major increases in tax revenues; the cost of energy now and the coming major increases that will drive-up the cost of all products; the bankruptcy of Social Security and Medicare and the massive run-away $17 TRILLION DOLLAR debt.
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And the Pravda Media continues to play “Hail to the Chief” all day, every day.
Just More Hope and Change we can Believe In.   What a Joy!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/obama-jobs-expect-120000-add-74000.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/01/obama-i-will-enslave-you-with-debt.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/07/obama-saboteurs-twisting-truth.html
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Saturday, May 24, 2014

 

Obama’s Big Government VA HealthCare And ObamaCare Rationing

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Roanoke Times, 5-24-2014, Pg 4: Poll: Little love for health law (ObamaCare)
5-21-2014, pg 6: Federal Rules are driving doctors out of medicine
5-23-2014, Pg 4: Shinseki (VA Chief) says he won’t quit over health care scandal
5-23-2014, Pg 8: Norfolk Southern "revising company health insurance options for retirees"
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Is Obama VA Hospital Care Malfeasance Portending ObamaCare Outcomes?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/is-obama-va-hospital-care-malfeasance.html
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Obama’s shameful lies about his focus and support for Veterans Health Care are right inline with the sad outcomes of his ObamaCare rollout and implementation.
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Mr. President:  You Lie!
Obama 2009: "We're Keeping Our Promises"; Veterans Health Care Fully Funded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhuMGTQAKBQ
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The United States is now stuck in the same HealthCare rationing mess that has been the hallmark of the Canadian and British systems.  What a joy!
ObamaCare funds 16,000 new IRS Agents – not one doctor or nurse or health practitioner included in the Bill.
The reality and truth are simple: Health Insurance is NOT Health Care!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/obamacare-enrolled-but-not-insured.html
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The costs have gone up, the co-pays have gone up, the deductibles have gone up, the services have gone down, 5 million have had their policies cancelled and the:   Big Fool neck-deep in the Big Muddy says Push On!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXnJVkEX8O4
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Roanoke’s NS has now joined IBM and many others in truncating their Health Care plans for retirees and directing them onto Exchanges – A major discontinuity for retirees and for many a significant increase in costs and for many a major change in their health providers.
And the Pravda Press continues to play “Hail to the Chief” every day all day.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/09/obamacare-train-wreck-continues.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/is-obama-va-hospital-care-malfeasance.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/obama-jokes-with-his-pravda-media.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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Where's The Global Warming?

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The Media and Obama have been on a feeding frenzy hyping Man-Made Global Warming AGW.
Every significant weather event is broadcast as a "record" event and caused by Man-Made Global Warming.
In reality for the last 17 years there has not been any global warming and a very simple Google search will show that there have been very few "record" weather events in the past 20 years.
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Click for PowerPoint realistic view of Global Warming and Climate Change and Real Record Weather Events and Sea Level Rise History and Glacial Retreat
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UN climate change expert reveals bias in global warming report
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/05/20/un-climate-change-expert-reveals-bias-in-global-warming-report/?intcmp=latestnews
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Climategate II? Scientific community accused of muzzling dissent on global warming
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/16/climategate-ii-scientific-community-accused-muzzling-dissent-on-global-warming/?intcmp=latestnews
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Senator Marco Rubio on Climate Change
Our Climate is Always Changing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU72YAwI3Co
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/global-not-local-trends-key-to-climate.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/global-warming-meets-mother-nature.html
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

 

The War On Women

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Roanoke Times,5-18-2014, Pg 8: An Attack Upon a significant executive woman
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A disturbing male chauvinistic attack on a successful executive woman.
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During her tenure, I hear repeatedly from her colleagues, women and men, about a series of issues, including arbitrary decision-making, a failure to consult and bring colleagues with her, inadequate communication and the public mistreatment of colleagues ---
All this by the NY Times Publisher Sulzberger. 
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I thought he was talking about Hillary Clinton!
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Turns out he was talking about Jill Abramson, executive editor of the NY Times who he had recently fired!  
Talk about your War on Women!
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Wouldn’t her so called transgressions be viewed as strong, take charge, male leadership (if she were a man)?
Apparently the War On Women is alive and well in the Progressive Liberal Democrat community. 
Do as we say – don’t do as we do!
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Apparently Sulzberger doesn't know what women want? 
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Apparently that's not OK at the NY Times!
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Saturday, May 17, 2014

 

Benghazi Select Committee Chair Asks Media Some Questions

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http://gowdy.house.gov/biography/
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Click on Link for Questions to Media:   "Do You Know Why"?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1jeJmeeMjs
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/white-house-tied-to-benghazi-video-scam.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/obama-hillary-petraeus-morell-and-nsa.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/18-months-to-connect-dots-benghazi-al.html
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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/2012/12/roanoke-times-takes-libya-benghazi.html
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Friday, May 16, 2014

 

Is Obama VA Hospital Care Malfeasance Portending ObamaCare Outcomes?

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Roanoke Times, 5-16-2014, Pg 7: Graphic of VA Hospital Malfeasance
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Over Five Years Ago, Obama Promised “No More Homeless Veterans; No More Begging For Disability Payments; No More Waiting In Line For The V.A.” OBAMA: “And it means caring for our troops when they come home, not forgetting about our troops. No more homeless veterans; no more begging for disability payments; no more waiting in line for the V.A.
We have a solemn obligation to honor those who have served on our behalf.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks Following The Wisconsin Primary, Houston, TX, 2/19/08)
http://www.gop.com/news/research/obamas-promises-to-veterans-still-unfulfilled/
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VA watchdog says federal prosecutors involved in scandal probe, charges possible
The scandal at the Phoenix division involved an off-the-books list allegedly kept to conceal long wait times as up to 40 veterans died waiting to get an appointment. Officials were accused of cooking the books to hide the fact that veterans were waiting more than 14 days, the target window.
VA facilities in South Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Washington state have also been linked to delays in patient care or poor oversight. An internal probe of a Colorado clinic found that staff had been instructed to falsify records to cover up delayed care at a Fort Collins facility.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/15/shinseki-va-testimony-watchdog/?intcmp=latestnews
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Your Obama BIG-Government HealthCare at work!
Just More Hope and Change we can Believe in!
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An Old Prophetic Poem
God and the soldier we adore
In times of danger, not before
The danger past, and all wrongs righted
God's forgotten and the soldier slighted
Author Unknown
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

 

Yet Another New Editor At The Roanoke Times

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Roanoke Times, 5-13-2014, Pg Va 1, 8: Roanoke Times names new executive editor Lawrence McConnell of the Charlottesville Daily Progress.
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Once again the people in the Roanoke Times coverage area are hopeful that this is the Editorial change that will bring real change to the Roanoke Times.
Each time they change editors, potential subscribers hope for a change from a Pravda Press outlet for the DNC, Obama and the Progressive Liberals to a paper that is acceptable to the majority of residents who would like to see some balance and equity and fair treatment of economic, social, religious and political issues.
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The over 2,000 items in this blog dating back to 2005 covering the Roanoke Times' bias and slant does not make one optimistic about real change we can believe in.
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At any rate, good luck Mr. McConnell -- the Roanoke Valley needs and deserves a good paper and, if made more fair and balanced, the circulation and ad dollars could be significantly increased for the benefit of all involved including Mr. Warren Buffet.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/
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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

 

Global, not local, trends key to climate

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Thank you Wallace Mayo for your Very Good article in todays Roanoke Times
“Global, not local, trends key to climate”
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And thank you Roanoke Times Editors for publishing this well grounded and factual article that belies the AGW draconian pronouncements of Obama and his highly paid Alarmist Charlatans.
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http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/mayo-global-not-local-trends-key-to-climate/article_0acc68b4-d56a-11e3-9b50-0017a43b2370.html
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Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:15 am
Even though I laud her work in Third World agriculture in the Philippines, Mary Parks' op-ed, "An up close look at climate change" (March 30 commentary) showed a lack of understanding of the importance of looking at climate at large. I guess the title should have tipped us off.She cites reports from the local residents that the weather is "more extreme now." That recently, weather seems changed and more stormy.
But the problem is that weather in the last five or 10 years doesn't make for overall climate change. Plus, her information is quite localized. It is the broad brush of global temps over decades and centuries that is more useful . . . even if it is inconvenient that global temperature rise has levelled with some indications of possibly heading downward; and that by now, the anthropogenic global warming crowd's model projections are way off.
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But we've seen all this before.
Some of you may remember the ice age scare of the 1970s. The New York Times, Time magazine and Newsweek reported the concern of scientists, many agreeing that we were at real risk for heading into an ice age. Even The Washington Post had a screaming headline: "Colder Winters Herald Dawn of New Ice Age." Well, so much for consensus being always right.
But, you can't blame them. Back then, NOAA revealed a drop of half a degree in average ground temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere between 1945 and 1968, and a significant drop in sunshine energy. In 1971, Dr. S.I. Rasool of NASA and Columbia University proclaimed that the world could be "as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age."
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In 1974, the National Science Board announced: "During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade. Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end leading into the next ice age."
What? How could such scientific leaders be so wrong, and with such a consensus? Even if there were some agendas behind the alarms, the fact stands that they were wrong.
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But wait. Surely, with 97 percent of scientists all agreeing now, can't we be confident? Well, this number partially came from a University of Illinois professor who sent a two-minute online survey to 10,257 scientists which got 3,145 responses, of which only 5 percent were actual climate scientists. The authors focused on only 79 respondents who described themselves as climate science experts. Out of many thousands of experts in this area, coming up with a 97 percent figure with such a small working figure is ludicrous.
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"97%" also came from AGW alarmist John Cook of the blog site Skeptical Science who published a paper claiming a review of nearly 12,000 abstracts of studies published in the peer-reviewed climate literature. Cook reported that he and his colleagues found that 97 percent of the papers that expressed a position on human-caused global warming "endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming." But investigative reporting by Popular Technology revealed that Cook's study is clearly littered with falsely classified papers, making its conclusions baseless and its promotion by those in the media misleading.
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Forbes cites a new survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis. "By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem. An interesting aspect of this new survey is that it reports on the beliefs of scientists themselves rather than bureaucrats who often publish alarmist statements without polling their member scientists."
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Meanwhile, the lead author of the U.N. IPCC climate report, Harvard professor Robert Stavins, now won't even sign it because he says it has been so altered that, in his words, it "affects the credibility of the IPCC."
So, while I'm sorry parts of the Philippines are reporting more strong storms, the U.S. "lately" has been enjoying a time of very below-normal numbers of tornados and major hurricanes. It all shifts around over time. What may be more interesting is how a National Weather Service graph of global ground temperatures over the last 10 years has shown a clear drop in temperatures from above normal to near normal. That is global, and that is a trend to watch.
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Click for PowerPoint realistic view of Global Warming and Climate Change and Real Record Weather Events and Sea Level Rise History and Glacial Retreat

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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/obamas-energy-supply-vs-demand.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/its-thick-ice-thats-bad-for-alaskan.html
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

 

The Nasty People Win Again

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Condi Rice bows out of Rutgers Commencement and Honorary Degree.
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"As a professor for thirty years at Stanford University and as its former provost and chief academic officer, I understand and embrace the purpose of the commencement ceremony and I am simply unwilling to detract from it in any way,” said Rice in a statement.
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In the spring of 2011, Rutgers University paid $32,000 to get an important, boundary-breaking woman to speak on campus: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of MTV’s Jersey Shore.
Yet at the same university where a crowd of over a thousand applauded Snooki’s discussion of her hair and partying, inviting Condoleezza Rice to speak at graduation is just not right, at least in the minds of a small but vocal group of faculty and students.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/05/rutgers-s-silly-condoleezza-rice-protest.html#url=/articles/2014/05/05/rutgers-s-silly-condoleezza-rice-protest.html
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I can understand why Condi bowed out -- why put up with the garbage she knew was coming --  however -- it really emboldens and empowers the jerks who think that Obama’s Summary Executions are OK!
And to think these are the self-appointed keepers of our political morality.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/05/obama-hypocritical-summary-executioner.html
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The Rutgers President did a good job of defending the invitation with his very public letter.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/respect-condi-rice-and-all-black.html
He's now probably both disappointed and relieved!
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It's a good sign that there are student groups who are upset she's not coming.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/05/rutgers-students-express-disappointment-at-rice-withdrawal-as-commencement/
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So once again a minority of vile and nasty left-wing activists win!
How sad is that!
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Respect Condi Rice And All Black Conservatives
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/respect-condi-rice-and-all-black.html
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Sunday, May 04, 2014

 

Obama Jokes With His Pravda-Media Friends About ObamaCare

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Roanoke Times, 5-4-2014, Pg 2: Obama takes humorous jabs at health care stumble.
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Includes picture of Obama smiling – closely reminiscent of a baby just before they upchuck!
Excuse me if I’m not laughing!
I am among the 6 million folks who were dropped from their healthcare plan and were forced to go through considerable discomfort to find new plans through an exchange.
The new policies are costing twice the old policies.   Really funny!
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/07/ibm-to-move-retirees-off-health-plan/#ixzz2fFK47HmP
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And Obama thought the “roll-out” was funny too!
Hundreds of millions of taxpayer money being squandered by incompetent bureaucrats who continue not to be held accountable for anything.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/10/obamacare-100-million-website-mess.html
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An additional laugh is that, starting this week, anyone who wants to purchase a health plan will have to wait to the end of year (they are locked out by the fine-print in ObamaCare what a joy)!
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Apparently Obama even thinks its funny that all those people who “signed-up” for the plan but who haven’t paid their first premium, or who haven’t keep up their monthly payments, do not actually have insurance.
Amazon doesn’t send me stuff because I “signed-up” and have an account with them – they expect payment at check-out time for everything that’s in my “basket”.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/obamacare-enrolled-but-not-insured.html
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Obama laughing it up with his media clowns is probably appropriate – after all – circus clowns laugh all the time.
Click for:  Send in the Clowns, Don’t Bother They’re Here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=osYZ1uZasN8
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Just more hope and change we can believe in!
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The following are also very funny:
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Reuters  House GOP: Just 67 percent of federal ObamaCare enrollees have paid premiums.  Just 67 percent of Americans who purchased insurance through federal ObamaCare exchanges have paid their premiums, according to information insurers participating in the program gave to Congress.
A House Committee compiled the data from insurance companies because ObamaCare says they won't have those numbers for months.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/30/gop-house-just-67-percent-federal-obamacare-enrollees-have-paid-premiums/?intcmp=latestnews
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Survey shows ObamaCare sending premiums rising at fastest clip in decades
A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that ObamaCare is sending premiums rising at the fastest clip in decades.
"For the last, about, five years they've been doing this survey, so this was the largest percentage increase in any quarter since they've been doing (it)," said Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute.
"But at 12 percent, 11 percent increase on average across all the states -- that puts it at the upper end of any increase we've seen for decades."
That is the national average in a survey done by Morgan Stanley. But in some states, it found rates are soaring.
"There are specific states with exorbitant increases," Gottlieb said. "Delaware had 100 percent increase, Florida had a 37 percent increase, Pennsylvania 28 percent increase, California had a 53 percent increase in their premiums."
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/14/survey-shows-obamacare-sending-premiums-rising-at-fastest-clip-in-decades/
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Money Pit: Officials struggling to fix state ObamaCare exchanges
Oregon isn’t the only state still struggling, months after the major problems with HealthCare.gov were addressed.
Systems in Vermont, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maryland continue to have problems.
"The federal government spent about a billion dollars on those five state exchanges, and none of them are very likely to work well ever,” Capretta said. “So that's a lot of wasted taxpayer money."
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/01/money-pit-officials-struggling-to-fix-state-obamacare-exchanges/
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What Chief Executive of an endeavour as flawed as ObamaCare would get up in front of the country and crack jokes about his malfeasance?
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Perhaps its Obama who should be the one to be fined two and a-half million dollars and barred from holding any executive job for life!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/obamacare-success-add-7-subtract-6.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-convoluted-interesting-world-of.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/obama-hypocrite-and-his-hippocratic-oath.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/11/more-obamacare-misanddisinformation-and.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/09/obamacare-more-deceit-that-we-can.html
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Obama's Economy: Very Bad Good News

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Roanoke Times, 5-3-2014, Pg 8:  US adds most jobs in 2 years (288,000).
Unemployment rate plummets to 6.3%. But the news was tainted by the fact that fewer and fewer people are even looking for work.
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Tainted?  The nation's workforce shrank by more than 800,000 workers in April, sending the labor force participation rate plummeting 0.4 percentage points to 62.8 percent.
Almost three times (3X) the number of workers left the workforce as got new jobs.
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The number of re-entrants -- people looking for a job after being out of the labor market -- plunged by 417,000, the largest drop on record. New entrants declined by 126,000. Many high school and college students typically begin entering the job market in April, but the number of people younger than 25 in the workforce fell by 484,000. The participation rate for teens ages 16 to 19 hit the second-lowest level ever.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/02/u-s-economy-adds-288000-jobs-in-april-jobless-rate-falls-to-6-3-percent/
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Only the Pravda Press would label this dismal jobs status as "Tainted"! five years after the Recession Ended! 
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And there's more Bad Good News that's also "tainted":
U.S. Economy Grows at Weakest Pace Since 2012
Gross domestic product expanded at a 0.1 percent annual rate, the slowest since the fourth quarter of 2012, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/04/30/us-economy-grows-at-weakest-pace-since-2012/?intcmp=fbtopstories
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Obamanomics under fire from GOP as economy slows to 0.1 percent growth rate
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/30/us-economy-slowed-to-01-percent-growth-rate-in-q1-weakest-in-year/?intcmp=latestnews
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And just in case you believe the Obama Housing Recovery Jive:
Demand for Home Loans Plunges  Mortgage lending declined to the lowest level in 14 years in the first quarter as homeowners pulled back sharply from refinancing and house hunters showed little appetite for new loans, the latest sign of how rising interest rates have dented the housing recovery.
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Lenders originated $235 billion in mortgage loans during the January-March quarter,
Mortgae Loans down 58% from the same period a year ago and down 23% from the fourth quarter of 2013,...       http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304788404579522051733228402?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304788404579522051733228402.html%3Fmod%3DWSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollectio
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/obama-teams-incredibly-cynical-view-of.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/obama-jobs-expect-120000-add-74000.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/professor-embraces-obamas-failure-to.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/11/obamas-economic-recovery-that-wasnt.html
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Obama – The Hypocritical Summary Executioner

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Roanoke Times, 5-3-2014, Pg 4: Obama: Botched Okla. Execution ‘troubling’
Obama wants a review of the death penalty process after a botched execution.
Obama calls for review of death penalty after botched killing
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/05/02/obama-calls-for-review-of-death-penalty-after-botched-killing/?hpt=hp_bn3
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This in stark comparison to his direct order to have one of our servicemen shoot Bin Laden in the head as a summary execution.
Talk about not taking prisoners!  Isn't there something in the Geneva Convention about that?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/05/obama-and-his-audacity-of-i.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/05/obama-bin-laden-bounty-hunter.html
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And all this in sharp contrast to his bragging that he personally, from the situation room, selects people from a hit list,  to execute with drone missiles.
That action almost always results in collateral damage to nearby innocents and most likely causes some people to die in protracted discomfort.
White House Brags About Their Kill List
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/05/white-house-brags-about-their-kill-list.html
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Obama The Summary Executioner
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/09/obama-summary-executioner.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/03/ag-holder-says-obama-summary-executions.html
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Perhaps the old-fashioned way was the best way: hanging or firing squad, given that killing the killers using the same methods they used to kill their victims is not acceptable.
We wouldn’t want the killers to be upset or traumatized in any way.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/liberals-extend-execution-time.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/02/obama-water-boarding-bad-murder-good.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/09/obamas-incompetence-and-summary.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/12/obama-doctrine-summary-execution-better.html
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Thursday, May 01, 2014

 

White House Tied To Benghazi Video Scam

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Roanoke Times, 5-3-2014, Pg 4: Boehner to appoint select Benghazi committee.  The speaker said email released this week (by the White House under Court Order) suggested deliberate obstruction by the White House.
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5-2-2014: Former White House spokesman Tommy Vietor, in a tense interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier.
Baier then asked Vietor whether he personally changed the word “attack” to “demonstrations” in the talking points for Rice.
“Maybe, I don’t really remember,” Vietor said.
When pressed by Baier, Vietor said, “Dude, this was like two years ago. We're still talking about the most mundane process.”
“Dude it is the thing that everybody’s talking about,” Baier replied.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/02/ex-white-house-spokesman-downplays-controversy-over-benghazi-talking-points/
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Roanoke Times, 5-1-2014, Pg 3: White House back on defensive about Benghazi.
Denies that Emails released pursuant to a court order for Benghazi documents are not really about Benghazi.
The Emails listed “goals” for Susan “Rice’s public appearance including “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy”
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To all this, one can only state:
    Mr. President – You Lie! – And Keep Right On Lying!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/mr-president-obama-you-lie.html
And the major Pravda media continues to ignore Benghazi and provide cover for Obama and Hillary.
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'Smoking gun' Benghazi email prompts renewed push for select committee
"It is now abundantly clear that senior White House staff were directly involved in coordinating the messaging in response to the Benghazi attacks and were actively working to tie the reason to the infamous Internet video," Wolf (R-Va) wrote Wednesday
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/01/gop-lawmaker-renews-call-for-select-committee-on-benghazi/
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Military official: 'We should have tried' to help Americans during Benghazi attack
A top military intelligence official in Africa at the time of the Benghazi attacks testified Thursday that U.S. personnel "should have tried" to help Americans under fire on Sept. 11, 2012, in an unprecedented public statement from a leading military officer.
"This was no demonstration gone terribly awry," Lovell said. "The facts led to the conclusion of a terrorist attack."
Under questioning, he also said the Internet video was "briefly discussed" on the ground but "dismissed" as a motive shortly afterward. He said officials soon concluded that Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia was involved.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/01/military-official-should-have-tried-to-help-americans-during-benghazi-attack/
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/obama-hillary-petraeus-morell-and-nsa.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/18-months-to-connect-dots-benghazi-al.html
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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/2012/12/roanoke-times-takes-libya-benghazi.html
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