"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
More GOP Epistemic Closure Scott McConnell observes with appropriate dismay an intelligence hearing scheduled for the House: On Thursday the committee has scheduled hearings on “Israel’s Right to Defend Itself: Implications for Regional Security and U.S. Interests.” The invited witnesses are Elliott Abrams, Danielle Pletka, and Robert Satloff — all neoconservatives, all staunch backers of Netanyahu, the Iraq war, etc. The committee doesn’t even pretend that there might be other worthwhile perspectives, surprising since U.S. interests are meant to be the subject matter. I asked a congressional aide whether there was anything to be done about this, and was told,“No, witnesses are decided by committee chairman and ranking members” and that “the system is irreparably broken.” Yeah, I’ll say. I’m a lot more pro-Israel than many, probably most, voices at TAC, and my view of the recent Gaza conflict is far more sympathetic to Israel. That said, unless this key GOP-controlled committee intends to host another hearing featuring a full roster of expert witnesses offering a more foreign-policy realist, or even pro-Palestinian, point of view — and there is no such hearing scheduled — then this planned hearing is a farce. Where is the balance? How are Congressmen supposed to make informed policy decisions when they only care to hear a single perspective — even if, in this case, it’s a perspective with which I largely sympathize? Have the Democratic members of the committee complained about this? If not, why not? http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...
"More GOP Epistemic Closure"
I bet when you repeat that while hooping it up it has all the homey's thinking youzz a smart one!
BRING OUT THE LAWYERS: People need to know if radioactive waste is coming up from the ground in area of giant sinkhole - Legal Expert...
In the ongoing saga of the Bayou Corne sinkhole — the collapsing salt dome that has forced about 150 people out of their homes some 70 miles west of New Orleans — this has always been a concern ever since the earliest reports of bubbling swamp waters and foul odors, that some of the stuff coming up from under the ground will include unsafe levels of radiation.(It was just last week that we learned that toxic hydrogen sulfide was released as the owner, Texas Brine Co,, is working to vent and burn off gases from the troubled dome.) Now, in just the latest in what seems like a never-ending stream of bad news about what’s been taking place under the Louisiana bayou, state officials are investigating whether radioactive waste was once buried there by Texas Brine Co.[...] The people of Bayou Corne need to know what’s coming up from the ground, and they need to know whether that includes radioactive waste. And if Louisiana can’t provide those answers, they need to bring in someone who can.
<quoted text>You sound like you're a card carrying member of Obama's version of Orwell and Hitler's Youth who were brainwashed into narcing on their own families. I feel for your family. https://mnn.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachme... Let us know when Obama's drones are hovering over YOUR backyard. Supporting that creep will come back to bite you in the azz, eventually.
I don't watch Republican propaganda such as Fox News. When Bushes Patriot Act busted Cheeches marijuana patch, where was your outcry.
<quoted text> How 1984ish communistic of you comrade! Bet you hope for the return of the Soviet Union too!
Anti- Soviet propaganda was a potentially capital offence in the Soviet Union. A Soviet Judge walked out of his chambers laughing. A colleague approaches him and asks, why is he laughing? I just heard the funniest joke in the world replied the judge. Well go ahead tell me says the other judge. I can't I just gave a guy ten years for it.