Politics

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Here comes Honey Boo Boo no more more...

(CNN) -- TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is ending its run.

On Friday, TMZ reported that the network has canceled the series in light of claims that the program's newly separated matriarch, June "Mama June" Shannon, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender.
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Well...according to the TMZ link (above), "Mama June" (July, August, and half of September, due to monthly federal weight restrictions), has doomed the show with her poor choice in men. On a related note, a partnership program sponsored by Shannon, the 'Three chin cafe', has filed for bankruptcy! 

Iranian Leader... Obama 'Weakest U.S. President in History'

Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency

The Iranian president’s senior adviser has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.

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The former head of Iranian intelligence and present senior adviser to President Hassan Rouhani, Ali Younesi, does not seem to be too concerned with the diplomatic approach when giving his opinion of our current Commander-in-chief. You would be safe to assume these are no 'off the cuff' remarks by an 'adviser', but reflect the view of the Iranian Government. This assessment of the president is not limited to the Iranians, though most governments keep their displeasure with Obama more under the diplomatic radar. A vast majority of world leaders view the president as indecisive and untrustworthy, and any fear from the 'most powerful man' on earth has long since dissipated, from both friend and foe alike. It appears the only people left who fear the president are Americans.   

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ebola in the Big Apple?

Doctor who treated Ebola victims in Guinea in isolation at New York City`s Bellevue Hospital with Ebola symptoms...

Judging from the article, here, the condition of Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from Guinea after working with a team that treated victims in the outbreak of the deadly disease in the west African nation, were described as Ebola like in nature. Suffering from nausea and a fever of 103, he was quickly placed in an isolation unit as a precaution as test results for the highly contagious disease were expected to be at least 12 hours from completion. Reports of the Doctor being in a public setting at a bowling alley on Wednesday, are setting off alarm bells as health officials scramble to contact anyone who may have came into contact with the Doctor in the recent days. Hopefully the tests will prove negative, but at this point, it does not look good!

UPDATE...Worst fears confirmed. Doctor tests positive for Ebola!  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pistorius receives five-year prison term for shooting death of girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced today. Masipa also handed down a suspended sentence of three years for a weapons charge.
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The prosecution had been seeking a sentence of ten years for the South African athlete known as the Blade Runner. After a six month trial he was acquitted last month of  premeditated murder but was convicted of the lesser charge of culpable homicide. The conviction carried a maximum sentence of 15 yrs and a minimum of probation, giving the Judge a wide range of options. After following this trial for its duration, the sense this man basically got away with cold blooded murder hangs heavy over my own opinion of the outcome considering he could be eligible for house arrest after serving as little as ten months in jail. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stuttering Obama left talking to himself as crowd makes quick exodus...

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.
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Judging from the article, it was a tough day for Obama as the crowd walks out in droves during his speech. You will know when it is over when the caddies walk off the course and Ron Klain is left tagging along behind the president with a nine iron and a putter while pages of Ebola talking points flutter across the course from his hip pocket!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Though bloated, fortunately president Obama was not injured in the mishap!

In today`s political world of disinformation, spin, and distortion...a little humor is in order from time to time.
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Obama discovered a leak in the roof over The White House dining room so he called a repairman.
 “When did you first notice the leak?” The repairman asked.
“Last night," Obama replied, "when it took me two hours to finish my soup!”

Monday, October 13, 2014

Kim Jong Un apparently not Un done as North Korean Leader...

SEOUL, Oct 14 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fueled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country.
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     Judging from the snippet from the Reuters article, (above), that can be viewed here in its entirety, the N. Korean strongman has obviously not met an early demise as so many had come to believe. It seems the pudgy president was indeed suffering health issues after all. The 31 year old leader, who assumed power in late 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, was rumored to have been deposed in a coup along with other such accusations of removal from office that proved to be unfounded. Kim had gained a noticeable amount of weight since taking command of the isolated and derelict nation, and was thought to suffer from gout and high blood pressure that also inflicted his father.

     The tightly controlled North Korean press had earlier released a statement that claimed Kim suffered from an "uncomfortable physical condition". The deadly reality of North Korean politics has left many a top ranking official in a permanent "uncomfortable physical condition" from which they, do not recover. Just last year as Kim was consolidating power, his own uncle, Jang Sung-taek and his top advisers, were believed to have been executed by being fed to a pack of ravenous dogs as Kim looked on in approval. We can only hope the next rumor of Kim`s demise will provide a more "uncomfortable outcome" for this deranged dictator...  

       

Sunday, October 12, 2014

U.S. Troops to use Turkish military bases

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/world/middleeast/police-chief-of-embattled-province-killed-in-iraq.html

After dithering for weeks while watching the bloodbath with ISIS from across their border, Turkey finally allows the U.S. to use several of their bases for 'some' military training and operations. The NY Times article (linked above) dosen`t go into specifics of the agreement, but at least it is a start in the right direction from our NATO ally that often acts as anything but that...   

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Is Obama playing 'follow the lead' in Syria?

It sure looks that way as Putin gives a stern warning..."Keep your hands above the belt and hang on!"


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project

The consortium of corruption once again masked under bipartisan compromise...

And we label Mitch McConnell a Rebublican...He is nothing of the sort, just another bought and paid for political hack masquerading under the 'R' versus the 'D' ...it is all the same...corruption under the guise of political affiliation while looting the working class of a nation of it`s treasure!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The ever growing realities of the Facebook world...

     The pen bounced across the floor, coming to rest next to the startled dog who looked anxiously at his master slumped precariously over the desk. The pad, laden with a final writing, lay beneath the still figure, its words offering a cold reflection into the mind of a tortured soul. The room held an eerie silence as I slowly pushed open the heavy oak door, it groaned under its own weight as if in pain. A small dog sat nervously beside the figure draped over the desk, it remained cautious and made not a sound as I approached, sadness lacing its eyes as it carefully watched my every move. It offered no sign of aggression as I gently pulled the pad from beneath the victim and walked to the open window, the bright morning sunlight affording me an opportunity to view the message. As I carefully read its content, the situation slowly came into focus, I had seen it before, it was sadly becoming a common occurrence. It simply read..."Please do not wake me. I was up all night on Facebook...PS, walk the dog"! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Penn State payoffs set to begin...

Penn State says Sandusky settlements appear close

   HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Penn State's negotiator for civil claims involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said Friday the school has been in talks with 28 people and settlement discussions with some claimants could soon produce results.
The number of claimants is 18 more than were involved in Sandusky's criminal case this summer, when eight young men testified they were assaulted by Sandusky. Prosecutors were not able to identify two victims.
   ...Let the money flow from the University of Cover-up and Corruption!

U.S. Court of Appeals swats Obama...

Court to Obama: What Part of ‘The’ Do You Not Understand?

   (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled today that if the word “the” in the U.S. Constitution carries its customary meaning—which the court forcefully affirmed it does—than President Barack Obama violated the Constitution and usurped power from Congress by appointing persons to federal office without securing the constitutionally required consent of the Senate.


   

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hillary looks like Hell! According to Bill...'Just Say NO!'

Emotional and defiant, Clinton answers Congress on Benghazi attack

   WASHINGTON — Defiant in one of her final appearances in office, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Congress on Wednesday that she accepts responsibility for security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on U.S. posts in Libya, but she also stressed that the assault was part of a broader war the United States faces against extremists in North Africa.

  
  ...At a youthful 65 years of age, Hillary,'The liberal Grandmother no one ever wanted,' dosen`t look a day over 82. If anything, she could pass for a weathered 75 with a bit of make-up!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The dreaded second term begins...

Obama sworn in to second term at private ceremony

     President Obama was sworn in Sunday to a second term during a private ceremony at the White House. The oath was administered by Chief Justice John Roberts. The president was surrounded by his immediate family and was sworn in with a bible belonging to the family of his wife, first lady Michelle Obama.

    ...I have scheduled a root canal for tomorrow`s public inauguration ceremony...it isn`t often a root canal is the highlight of the day!