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!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

 

Happy New Year 2016

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An Opportunity
For A Fresh Start
And A New Beginning
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Click to Enjoy the music of Sissel - Auld Lang Syne
(sound ON     full screen)
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The title of the Scottish tune translates to "times gone by" and
is about remembering friends from the past and not
 letting them be forgotten.
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Despite its strong association with New Year's Eve,
  "Auld Lang Syne," written by Robert Burns in the 1700s,
was never intended to be a holiday song.
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Obama’s YE-2015 Economy 7-years After Recession Ended

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The only thing more dismal than the economy is Obama and McAuliffe bragging about it!
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Chart: What's the real unemployment rate?
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/02/
It's NOT 5% -- It's 10%
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Midwest Manufacturing Slips Deeper into Contraction
http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2015/12/31/midwest-manufacturing-slips-deeper-into-contraction/?intcmp=fnhpfbc
“An index measuring the economy of the Midwest fell to its lowest level in December since July 2009, underscoring the extent to which manufacturing has become a drag, especially in the manufacturing-heavy Midwest.
The Chicago Business Barometer, commonly known as the Chicago PMI, shrank to 42.9 this month from 48.7 in the prior one. Readings below 50 indicate contraction.
The barometer's measurement of new orders fell to the lowest level since May 2009, indicating that business in the pipeline for some manufacturers is also slowing”

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Stocks Sputter as Dow Looks for First Down Year Since '08
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/12/31/us-equity-futures-rise/?intcmp=fnhpfbc
“As of 10:30 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 143 points, or 0.81% to 17460. The S&P 500 shed 16 points, or 0.78% to 5024, while the Nasdaq Composite slipped 41 points, or 0.82% to 5025.”
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Weekly Jobless Claims Jump by 20,000 to 287,000
http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2015/12/31/weekly-jobless-claims/?intcmp=fnhpfbc
“The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose sharply last week, a potential signal the job market was losing steam ----
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 for the week ended Dec.26, the U.S. Labor Department said on Thursday.”
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McAuliffe: 2016 Will Be 'Banner Economic Year'; For Volvo-Dublin Not So Much
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/12/mcauliffe-2016-will-be-banner-economic.html
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Obama Statistics: Unemployment And Graduation
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/obama-statistics-unemployment-and.html
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Obama: It’s Still The Economy Stupid!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/08/obama-its-still-economy-stupid.html
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Obama’s Economy News – The Good The Bad And The Ugly
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/03/obamas-economy-news-good-bad-and-ugly.html
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Obama Bragging Up His Dismal Economic Performance
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/obama-bragging-up-his-dismal-economic.html
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

 

Progress Or Regress

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Google is hyping their self-driving car
https://www.google.com/selfdrivingcar/
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What’s the BIG DEAL?
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For much of man-kind’s history,
Vehicles had automatic collision avoidance and
Could even take you home when you were
Sleeping or drunk.
Then
We got rid of the horse!
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Not All change is progress
Not All progress is productive
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Author unknown – but very insightful
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GreenPeace Founder Discusses Global Warming And Climate Change

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Sound ON and click for Four minute video by:
Patrick Moore, GreenPeace CoFounder, Discussing Global Warming And Climate Change
https://www.prageru.com/courses/environmental-science/what-they-havent-told-you-about-climate-change
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An 8th Grade Earth Science Course In 4 Minutes -- A Primer for the rest of us.
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Prior related blog items of interest:
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Global Warming Meets Mother Nature
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/global-warming-meets-mother-nature.html
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Man-made Global Warming or Mother Nature's Normal Climate?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/01/man-made-global-warming-or-mother.html
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Bill Gates: Renewable’s Cost Astronomical – Switch Green Subsidies To R&D
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/07/bill-gates-renewables-cost-astronomical.html
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Mother Nature At Work: Glaciers and Cows Calving
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/mother-nature-at-work-glaciers-and-cows.html
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Another Worthless Obama-Kerry Personal AGW Contract
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/12/another-worthless-obama-kerry-personal.html
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The Epitome Of Pravda Media Racial News Disparity

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New News: Police shoot and kill white-man with BB-gun
Roanoke Times, 1-7-2016, small print bottom Pg 3:
No riots, no statements by "white lives matter"
No accusations of police wrong-doing
No FBI agents investigation
Just one dead white-guy with a BB-gun
More along folks, nothing to see here!
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Roanoke Times, 12-30-2015:
Pg 1, 3:  Two Cleveland officers still in jeopardy over Tamir Rice case
http://www.roanoke.com/news/nation/wire/cleveland-officers-still-in-jeopardy-over-tamir-rice-case/article_531f0c1c-2f8e-5e39-be0e-a6c759b9dcee.html
Pg Va 2:  Va. man fatally shot by officer
http://www.roanoke.com/etimes/mapping/va-man-fatally-shot-by-officer/article_f77f6bcd-1507-58f0-9591-a65ea4ea18ce.html
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The Pg 1 and 3 story:
“about a black youth shot dead by police after pointing a gun at the police; the gun turned out to be not a “firearm”.”
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/12/justified-police-shootings.html
The extensive article, with big headlines and photos, continues an ongoing story casting significant disparaging doubt over the validity of the shooting, the black community involvement and the need for major police changes.
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The Pg 2 story is a 140 word description:
“about a white man who was shot dead by police after pointing a gun at the police; the gun turned out to not be a “firearm”.”
However in this case there were:
No snide comments about the validity of the shooting.
No snide comments about community involvement.
No snide comments about the need for major police changes.
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These were both tragic events that not only have taken lives but have forever adversely altered many other lives, however, the only really significant difference between these two police shooting incidents are the words black and white.
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What better example of The Epitome Of Pravda Media Racial News Disparity all displayed in the very same paper on the very same day!
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Obama certainly has done a wonderful job of fulfilling his pledge to “bring us all together”!
His Pravda Media deserves a Pulitzer for their supporting role.
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Op-Ed: How President Obama is Damaging Race Relations in America  By Johnny Simpson  Jul 25, 2009 in "Politics" 

“During then-candidate Obama's speech on race in Philadelphia last year, Obama pledged to set this nation on a path to racial harmony and peace. Yet since taking office, President Obama has been distinctly one-sided on the issue, and is actually making the racial situation in America worse.”
 http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/276473#ixzz3vowWhZ2m
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Obama, Holder, Brown, Ferguson And MisDirected Hostility
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Obama Uses His Community Organizer N-Word To Help Race Relations?
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Obama Disrespecting Our Police Again

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

 

Justified Police Shootings

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Roanoke Times, 12-29-2015, Pg 1, 5: AP: Officer not indicted in killing.  The patrolman shot Tamir Rice, 12, whose weapon turned out to be a toy.
A grand jury declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black youngster who was shot while playing with what turned out to be a pellet gun.
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Did the Black Lives Matter team write this material for the AP and RT?
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Even CNN had a “more” fair and balanced coverage of this tragic incident:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/28/us/tamir-rice-shooting/
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Clearly the video shows Tamir pulling a gun in a very aggressive move and pointing it at the arriving police officers at very close range.
This is NOT PLAYING!
The police officers had no way of knowing, nor would anyone else, that this was not a “firearm”!
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The Gun:
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Wrongful death lawsuit filed in police shooting of Chicago teen
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/28/us/chicago-police-shooting/index.html
Police said officers went to the LeGrier residence early Saturday morning after Quintonio LeGrier, 19, threatened his father with an aluminum bat.
Antonio LeGrier called police and then called his downstairs neighbor, Bettie Jones, to open the door when officers arrived, CNN affiliate WLS reported.
LeGrier charged down the stairs carrying the bat, WLS said. Police opened fire, and both LeGrier and Jones were fatally shot.
Jones, a mother of five, shouldn't have been shot, police say. She was "accidentally struck and tragically killed" by an officer.
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In the midst of all the 20-20 hindsight, this unbelievable observation:
Cheryl Dorsey, a law enforcement consultant for CNN said an aluminum bat could cause injury but "is not a deadly force."
Sure flies in the face of reality:
"in looking at the FBI numbers from 2005 to 2011, the number of murders by hammers and clubs consistently exceeds the number of murders committed with a rifle."
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2013/01/03/fbi-more-people-killed-with-hammers-and-clubs-each-year-than-with-rifles/
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Mistrial in Freddie Gray Case: “The Knife Guy in the Baltimore Paddy Wagon”
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/12/mistrial-in-freddie-gray-case-knife-guy.html
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Media’s Dual Coverage Policy For Police Deaths
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/05/medias-dual-coverage-policy-for-police.html
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NYPD Cop KIA – Judge Sorry – But In-sync With De Blazio And Obama
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/nypd-cop-kia-judge-sorry-but-in-sync.html
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Mohammed In The Classroom A Valid Exercise?

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1-30-2016   Update to Mohammed in the Classroom
Lawsuit: Public school forced my child to convert to Islam
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/01/29/lawsuit-public-school-forced-my-child-to-convert-to-islam.html?intcmp=hphz03
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Roanoke Times, 12-29-2015, Pg 7: Editorial: Religion at Riverheads
Our view: What if both sides are wrong about the Riverheads assignment?
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-what-if-both-sides-are-wrong-about-the/article_775d54ae-01a0-5a1b-9581-05ddc3ef1561.html
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Two-fifths of a page dedicated to the view that, in the final Liberal analysis, it was really OK for a teacher in the Augusta Co. Va. high school to direct students to write the Muslim Creed:
“There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
And why those who oppose this travesty are really not OK!
Islam Comes To Augusta County Riverheads High School -- 24 Schools Shut-down
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/12/islam-comes-to-augusta-county.html
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The editor’s comment on the beliefs of the mother of one of the student’s involved is beyond the pale:
“because it touches specifically on her own religious beliefs, which are protected by the Constitution”.
Really?
Is Christ not banished from our schools?
Has our Progressive leaders and Pravda Media not launched a major initiative to marginalize and berate the Christian basis of our founders and our nation?
Does our president (small p) not leave out “God” at every opportunity including his recitation of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?
Does this teacher or any teacher in a public school have the students write the Apostle’s Creed?
Are there replications of the Nativity Scene in any public school at Christmas?
Are there replications of The Cross in any public school at Easter?
Have the Liberal-Progressives not launched a war against saying a Christmas Greeting?
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Christ is out!
But Mohammed, the God of those who have declared and are waging War upon us and killing our people, is in! 
Yes – we all know -- Not all Muslim’s have declared War upon us – just as not all Germans were Nazi’s! 
How did that fact help stop the Holocaust and end WWII?
During WWII, How many schools were having students read Hitler's Mein Kampf and drawing swastikas?
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Perhaps this teacher should also have had the students do an art segment in which the students were to draw their interpretation of what Mohammed looks like!  Now that would have been a very interesting and educational assignment! 
Even the RT editors haven't the intestinal fortitude to do that!
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Jesus at Radford
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/02/jesus-at-radford.html
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Sunday, April 5, 2015: Apparently It’s Not Easter Sunday
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/04/sunday-april-5-2015-apparently-its-not.html
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Obama At The Prayer Breakfast

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/02/obama-at-prayer-breakfast.html
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Professor Obama And The Forgotten Harvard Class On The Crusades

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/02/professor-obama-and-forgotten-harvard.html
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Andres Serrano who collected $15,000 of taxpayer-funded money from the National Endowment for the Arts for his photographs of Jesus submerged in a container of urine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ-http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE4D61F3BF930A25754C0A96F948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1
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Bergdahl Exposes “Leadership Failure” -- Obama's!

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Roanoke Times, 12-11-2015, Pg 3: Bergdahl says he left base to expose ‘leadership failure’.
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Mission Accomplished!
The Failed Leader Bergdahl exposed is Obama and his failed leadership of the war the Radical Muslim Terrorists have launched against US and in particular the exchange of Bergdahl for 5 really bad Terrorists at GITMO!
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Looking at this graphic one might marvel at how much Obama resembles these "Radical Muslim Terrorist Brothers".
Did MAD photo-shop that resemblance or did it just turn-out that way?
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The release of the Dirty-5 from GITMO was eclipsed by Obama’s rose garden love fest with Bergdahl’s Arabic speaking parents announcing the “swap”:
Obama’s Bergdahl Non-POW Conundrum And Allah In The Rose Garden
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/obamas-bergdahl-non-pow-conundrum-and.html
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To add insult to injury: Susan Rice, National Security Advisor to Obama, described Bergdahl’s service as honorable and with distinction in response to questions about negotiating with terrorists and the prisoner swap.
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2014/06/06/cnns-acosta-presses-susan-rice-bergdahl-honor-and-distinction-gaffe
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It appears that there are several good generals left in our military, that Obama has not yet purged, who have filed major Court Martial charges against Bergdahl.
After years of living “the good life” it appears Bergdahl may yet face charges for his dishonorable behavior in the face of the enemy and contrary to the safety of his fellow soldiers.
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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Arraigned on Charges Including Desertion
Soldier who left Afghanistan base in 2009 did not say whether he wants to face court-martial with a jury or with just a judge
http://www.wsj.com/articles/army-sgt-bowe-bergdahl-arraigned-on-charges-including-desertion-1450803202
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We can rest assured that Obama is so personally vested in Bergdahl and his parents that he will grant Bergdahl an unconditional pardon before he leaves office.
Just More Hope And Change We Can Believe In!
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Army Brass Finally Got Brass for Bergdahl
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/03/army-brass-finally-got-brass-for.html
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GITMO And GO
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/06/gitmo-and-go.html
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Tale of Two Deserters: Eisenhower and Slovik vs. Obama and Bergdahl
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/01/tale-of-two-deserters-eisenhower-and.html
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Sunday, December 27, 2015

 

Merkel And Obama: Caption The Photo

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Friday, December 25, 2015

 

Christmas At Arlington - Least We Forget

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Click the following link for a most beautiful rendition of "Silent Night" by Norwegian singer Sissel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK3_Kr2nLtA 
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

 

Pravda Press: Cruz Children Monkeys, Obama’s Girls Wonderful

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Washington Post pulls cartoon depicting Ted Cruz's daughters,  7-year-old Caroline and 4-year-old Catherine Telnaes,  as trained monkeys.
This just in time for Christmas!
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http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/12/22/ted-cruz-strikes-back-at-washington-post-cartoonist-for-mocking-his-daughters-theyre-out-of-your-league/

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Earlier Tuesday, the Texas senator criticized the Post on Twitter over the cartoon, which depicted him as an organ grinder dressed in a Santa Claus costume while two similarly-clad monkeys danced on leashes in front of him. The cartoon was captioned, "Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props."
Yet more Pravda Press despicable tripe from the Washington Post. 
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A sample of on-going left-wing nasty rhetoric that the Pravda Media have accepted as OK by their silence and snide smiles and winks.
Biden And Associates: The Vile, The Vicious And The Nasty
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/biden-and-associates-vile-vicious-and.html
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Yet More Left-Wing Vile, Vicious and Nasty Dialogue
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/yet-more-left-wing-vile-vicious-and.html
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Why Are Obama’s Associates So Vile And Nasty?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/12/why-are-obamas-associates-so-vile-and.html
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Monday, December 21, 2015

 

Taliban Rolling Over Afghanistan Again


12-22-2015: Very sad loss of American Servicemen in Afghanistan:

 Taliban attack underscores worsening Afghanistan security amid drawdown

 Six American servicemen killed including, Joseph Lemm, a 15-year veteran of the New York Police Department.

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Afghan official: Taliban overrun district in Helmand
http://www.roanoke.com/news/wire_headlines/afghan-official-taliban-overrun-district-in-helmand/article_71a26ff8-d31d-56bd-8e01-4cfbb771249b.html
The head of Helmand's provincial council, Muhammad Kareem Atal, said that 28 members of the Afghan security forces — usually a reference to army and police who also fight on the front lines across the country — were killed fighting on Sunday. Another 15 were critically wounded, he said.
"Around 65 percent of Helmand is now under Taliban control," Atal said. "In every district either we are stepping back or we are handing territory over to Taliban
Atal said more than 2,000 members of the security forces had been killed fighting in Helmand in 2015.
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It seems like yesterday that US VP Joe Biden told us that the Taliban is Not Our Enemy and the White House validated his ticket.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/01/taliban-not-our-enemy-drones-kill.html
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/19/white-house-stands-by-biden-statement-that-taliban-isnt-us-enemy/#ixzz1h4NWQiFE
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Just two months ago our non-Enemy Taliban Attacked, Took and now Holds the major Afghan City Of Kunduz
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/taliban-attacks-and-takes-afghan-city.html
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Obama, Biden and Hillary are telling the world that all is good and “we are now in a good place” relative to the war that has been declared upon us by the Radical Muslim Terrorists.
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Little wonder that: seven-in-10 Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction — the highest percentage here since Aug. 2014”
http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/nbc-wsj-poll-terror-fears-reshape-2016-landscape-n479831
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Sleep tight – Obama is in charge of your security and things will be much better as soon as he confiscates your guns and stops global temperature changes.
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Friday, December 18, 2015

 

Islam Comes To Augusta County Riverheads High School -- 24 Schools Shut-down

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New Additional News on Allah in US High Schools
Nothing says Merry Christmas like a Ramadan song – at least in Blaine, Minnesota.
Students sing 'Allah Akbar' at holiday concert
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/12/18/students-sing-allah-akbar-at-holiday-concert.html?intcmp=hpbt3
I’m sure a number of Lutherans along with other Protestant parents spewed their egg nog when they heard their offspring singing, “Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar.”
The school district said they have students from a number of different backgrounds and they try to promote equal opportunities for all students.
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RT: 12-19-2015: Calls presented a “risk of harm” to Augusta County school officials
Augusta County officials said they acted as anger mounted over an Islamic lesson.
http://www.roanoke.com/ap/state/calls-presented-a-risk-of-harm-to-augusta-county-school/article_cd3a4530-30bc-5162-849d-2f619cf03ebf.html
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RT:  12-18-2015:   Lesson on Islam spurs 24 school closings
http://www.roanoke.com/news/nation/wire/virginia-district-cancels-school-over-islamic-lesson-anger/article_fca2eeb0-5383-502c-bc7e-9c082fb9c52a.html
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Islamic faith statement outrages county parents
http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2015/12/15/augusta-county-riverheads-high-school-teacher-world-geography-islam-angry-parents/77374858/
STAUNTON — About 100 people came to a forum Tuesday night to discuss a recent incident at Riverheads High School that has upset students and parents.
During a world geography lesson on Friday about world religions, including Islam, teacher Cheryl LaPorte had students complete an assignment that involved practicing calligraphy and writing a Muslim statement of faith, also known as the shahada, which translates as: "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah." Students were also reportedly shown copies of the Quran.
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Virginia county cancels classes (24 schools) Friday over response to Islam lesson
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/18/virginia-county-cancels-classes-friday-over-response-to-islam-lesson.html?intcmp=hplnws
Bond said the school district received “voluminous” phone calls and emails after a Riverheads High School teacher asked students to complete an assignment that included practicing calligraphy and the Muslim statement of faith, “there is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
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But not to worry because:
“The school district further defended the lesson saying the assignment was consistent with the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning and the requirements for content instruction on world monotheistic religions.”
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The Rebel Flag is out ---  Christ is out ---   and Allah is in!
What was she thinking? 
Calligraphy!  During a geography class!  Really?
Apparently, the old adage still holds:  The road to hell is paved with good intentions!
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And it’s:  Christmas in Dixie – Alabama
(Sound UP  ---  Full screen --- Enjoy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFSNuuBvD9o
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