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Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

@barryhollander:
I never have watched Beck. My favorate kooky is Thom Harmon. Let's hope all these new comers will rid satellite and cable of all the 24/7 commercial channels. I subscribe to over 250 channels but really only watch about 7. Some nights there is nothing, Nothing on.

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:58

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

@marshalld:
     You are correct about the 18 months as Alaska Governor.  She resonated so strongly as a political new-comer that those who opposed her were terrified.  After the election she returned to Alaska.  Political enemies filed ethics complaint after ethics complaint, the majority were frivolous but nevertheless they had to be addressed by the Gov. and her staff.  One complaint had to do with a jacket she wore to an event.  I believe another involved  a snowmobile she rode on. 
     Not only was she being attacked but also her family.  Most media will avoid getting children or families involved in the political Pell Mell unless they chose to become involved.  Her family was attacked.  A journalist moved next door and was watching her and her family through binoculars recording every move they made.  The family had to keep the drapes and blinds shut.
     The business of Alaska was not getting done.  There was stress on the family.  She was such a lighting rod that she and her family was going to be attacked as long as she remained in public office.  She resigned and turned the regimes of government over to her Lt.  
     She is still being attacked, there is a lot of lies and misinformation still going on about her.  Rather than support a strong woman no matter what her political belief, many seem to want to destroy them.  Part of the war on women I guess. She still draws large crowds and as a private citizen she still has a voice. 
     Thanks for the post. 

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:49

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

@LaMareaRoja:
Ahhhhh, where in the world did you ever get the idea that I was a McCain supporter? I respect his military service, the suffering and torture he endured as POW was extream. But as a politician I don't rank him all that high.
In my post I wwast trying to point out how our was designed to work and it did work in this case. We sew great examples of leadership in Truman, Reagan, LBJ, Clinton, Bush 1&2 in which they got all sides together to do the business of the country. We have seen little the past 6 years
McCain was never in the picture. Congress,on the other hand has funded the VA and vets programs.

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:24

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

@dahreese:
     Lived through it the same as you.  I don't know how old you are.  You are correct that hard fought land is hard to give up that was won in war.  There is little reason to, it shouldn't be expected. 
     A friend of mine just returned from Israel, I had lunch with him two Saturdays ago.  He is a Professor and head of Mideast studies at a nearby University.  He told me the following. 
     Hamas is now receiving longer range rockets from Iran.  While these rockets are unguided, they are being used as a terror weapon. The hope they will land in a populated area is secondary. 
     Imagine yourself there.  When the air raid siren sounds you have 15 seconds to find shelter. You stop your car and run to a ditch. Most generally Israelis remain  sheltered for 15 min. after the siren so you remain in your ditch. You then get out, drive to your destination when another siren sounds.  This goes on day after day, night after night.  The Iron Dome is intercepting a lot of the Hamas rockets but each Iron Dome interceptor costs $50,000 but  the cost is worth it to save lives. 
     The terrorists also use tunnels, some large enough to drive a small truck, to travel undetected then pop out and snipe, shoot mortars and the disappear back Into the tunnels.  They also use schools, hospitals and Mosques as staging areas for rockets and mortars. 
     This was a fascinating lunch 

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 22:05

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

Doible, Double, Post, Post.

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 21:22

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

@marshalld:
     This  is a great example of how our system works.  Two sides understand there is a pressing need to do a job.  The problem is that each side has very strong and entrenched ideas of how to accomplish the task.
     They get together to hash out their differences which are many.  They discuss, they cuss, they scream, they stomp feet and hold their breath.  But they get together and find some common ground upon which to build. Each side gives some ground, they  compromise and in the end they reach an agreement.  The build a foundation upon which to build.  
     This  is the way our system operates and which is mandated by our Constitution.  This is why we must return to our Constitutional form of government and our three co-equal branches.  We have seen little of this the 
at 6 years. 

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 21:13

Today's editorial cartoon

@LaMareaRoja:
     Yup, it is a cute drawing I guess but  isn't it sad that this would even be under consideration?  I don't think it will happen, and our President is doing the best he can to encourage those lobbying for Impeachment so that he can ramp up his fundraising.  But Palin is a private citizen and can voice her opinion. 
     When we look at all the terrible scandals, the lies, the Constitutional violations and the making-up of laws and ignoring others, some action must be taken to get back control of government and reinstall the three co-equal branches of government and their Constitutional authority. 
     I hope the House law legal action will work because what we have now is ruinous. 

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 20:45

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

@dahreese:
    You are not telling me something I don't already know, I lived through this. 
   The best example of true leaders seizing the opportunity for what is best for their countries is in the Egypt and Israel Peace Treaty of 1979.   What a historic moment when Egypt's  President Anwar EL Sadat, accepted an invitation to visit Israel, stepped of his airplane, walked down the steps and shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.  What a moment this was. 
     The two countries have been at war since 1948.  Many sons died, mothers and grandmothers wept as a result of these wars.  Sadat and Begin had done their share of fighting, both were very tough.  Begin could be considered a terrorist by some.  
     Yet these two leaders, these two enemies came together under intense negotiation and made peace.  They made concessions, they agreed to normalise relation and to demilitarise.  The live in an unsteady peace.  
     Arafat couldn't do this. 

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 20:16

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

@dahreese:
     Look at the maps of the world prior to WWI and then after.  Same is true before and after WWII.   Counties change names, borders change as was the case of the formation of Israel by action of the United Nations.  Many wars have been fought since that time and again, borders change. 
     Nobody on  this page is suggesting  that Israel take over Gaza.  I believe they are trying to reduce the threat from the terrorist organisation Hamas.  This group has been raining rockets on Israeli, terrorists pop out to tunnels and snipe or fire mortars into Israel.   Indeed, I don't believe any Jewish leader in modern times has stated Palestine does not have the right to exist.  No Israeli leader has vowed to crush Gaza or Palestine. I might be wrong, I did t look that up but my memory is pretty good.   Hamas and Iran have vowed to destroy Israel.  
     There was hope for a Palestinian State during the Camp David talks encouraged by President Bill Clinton, Israel and Arafat representing Palestine.  There was great hope, Israel made many concessions and the USA would finance. All Arafat needed to do was to agree and a Palestinian  State would be formed and live at peace side by side with the other countries in the region.  Arafat walked away from this golden opportunity.  
     Like Madeline Albright said, the world is a much more dangerous place.  

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 18:53

Bras stolen from Victoria’s Secret store in Athens

     The bra is an unnecessary clothing item and may indeed cause woman serious health problems.   Family history and genetics can predispose a woman to breast cancer which can be obvious when a medical history is taken.  But many woman do not have this history and still may contract breast cancer. Researchers have found a very simple way women can greatly reduce the likelihood of breast cancer. 
     Singer and Grismaijer published their book, Dressed  to Kill,  claim 70% of breast cancer cases are unexplainable by the then-current [as of 1995] known risk factors for breast cancer. They surveyed over 1000 women and their study findings were: 
          3 out of 4 women who wore their bras 24 hours per day developed breast cancer.
           1 out of 7 women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed developed breast cancer.
           1 out of 152 women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day got breast cancer.
           1 out of 168 women who wore bras rarely or never acquired breast cancer.
      A new 15 year study of women recently published in  France by Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports science expert at the University of Besançon in Eastern France found that the bra is a false necessity. This new study shows that bras damage a woman's body. 
     Leave the bras in the drawer ladies and live a more healthy life.  The thieves may have done women a valuable service.  

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 16:34

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

     YES,  YES,  yes.  This is how legislation is passed. Two very passionate sides with differing views of how to solve a tragic problem get together to work things out.  Oh sure...they will yell at each other, stomp feet, posture and hold breath but in the end they get together and compromise to reach an agreement.  They establish a foundation upon which to build. 
     We haven't seen much of this  cooperation the past 6 years.  The House has passed over 230 bills in a bipartisan manner and sent them to the Senate where they are stalled. Even the President's foreign trade bills which he urged 
passage are held up in the Senate. 
     It's very sad that there is so  much obstructionism in the Senate.  Why can't the two sides meet in committee and work things out like we have done in the past. 

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:26

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

     We see here another example of the Constitution being under constant attack by government.  We saw last week a knee-jerk statute passed  in Colorado based on faulty data, we now see an attempt by petit DC politicians to thwart the Second Amendment.  
     The Founders understood the critical need for people to be armed, they thought this so important that they placed this right in the Constitution behind Freedom of Speech, Religion,  Press and Assembly and  Petition grievance,  in the  Second Amendment.  What is critical it's  positioning in the Constitution above what government if prohibited from doing in the Third Amendment. 
     Thank goodness we have groups like the Second Amendment Foundation, and the ACLU around who fight to protect the rights of Americans and protect the Constitution. 

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:42

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

@marshalld:
Stop speaking lies.  Palin did not say what you quoted.  Tina Fey said that on SNL.   See below links:
       http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/russia.asp

      http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0603/Political-misquotes-The-10-most-famous-things-never-actually-said/I-can-see-Russia-from-my-house%21-Sarah-Palin

     http://thexliberal.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/palins-russia-statement/

    Tina Fey and Sarah Palin are two different people.  It was Fey who said this.  If you are going to offer political commentary at least get it right try not to be a low information person. 

     Palin was very correct, there are two small islands, one is a part of Alaska and the other is Russia.  They are a few miles apart and can be seen from one another.  She was correct. 

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:22

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

A Riddle:  In Gaza, how do you tell the difference between a Hamas terrorist fighter and a civilian?  

     I would sure like to know.  The news reports tell of civilian deaths in Gaza but how does one know if the dead man, woman, teen or even child is not a Hamas fighter?  Please don't act as if you are  aghast over my 'child' statement.  Remember, an AK-47 can be operated by an 8 year old or someone with a third grade education.  It's likely true that the only real innocent is the infant. 
     Gaza families store rockets and weapons in homes, apartment buildings and shelters. Hamas fires weapons from heavenly populated areas.  Men and Women shoot and the kids load magazines in fire fights.  During peacetime they throw rocks at Israeli troops. Are there any real civilians  in Gaza?
     Israel is clearly loosing the PR battle as they have in most of the  Gaza  fighting, but they have more to lose than  PR. 

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:58

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

@cyou299:
     OMG, if you are going to post political opinion at least be a little more than a 'low information'  person.   Hillary does have medical problem and her last episode was indeed life threatening.  Please note, these links are not from Fox News which I very rarely watch. 
         http://abcnews.go.com/Health/hillary-clinton-blood-clot-life-threatening-medical-experts/story?id=18101213

          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/09/hillary-clinton_n_2440374.html

      Please also note, neither link are conservative publications and both report she had a blood clot in her brain.   I could provide more but I'm not going to waste my time in you. 
      Now, as for her special glasses, I am very glad your wife is an expert in the field, she might understand this link and perhaps educate you on the seriousness of Hillary's medical condition. 
            http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clintons-glasses-concussion-fashion/story?id=18313426

      I try to show legitimate concern for a great woman and you give me 'low information', disbelief, and an anti Fox statement.   I go back to FDR (look him up) and my Democrat leanings extend to JKF (look him up) who I do not believe would be welcome in today's Democrat Party which is filled with so many low information people. 
     Thanks anyway for your post and I hope you learned something today. 
          

          
 
           

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:15

UPDATE: Handcuffed man sought by Athens police in custody

@OCCountry:
     If my memory serves me correctly, isn't this the second time local LE was searching for a hand cuffed suspect? Wasn't there a situation within  the last year?  It might not have been ACCPD but I'm sure it was an area PD.  I recall I was laughing when I posted a comment, it's real hard to run fast with hands cuffed in back.  Our Neighbor In her walker could catch a handcuffed man trying to run. 
     Perhaps it is time to revisit  handcuffing techniques during in-service training. 

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 20:15

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

@cyou299:
     Likely so.  Please don't lose sight of the fact that I have been a Hillary supporter from day one.  I am convinced she would have done a better job than our current President.   I have mentioned this before on this site.
     I am very concerned about the condition of her health.  She is prone to clotting, she had a clot in her brain which caused her to lose consciousness. She had to wear special glasses  and for months after she seemed unsteady.  Her recovery took longer than advertised.   
     She is taking medication to control her medical condition, she had several uncharacteristic  gaffs during her book tour which caused eyebrows to be raised.  Bill had to come to her rescue once.  Her book tour fell flat.
     Some Democrat power brokers are touting other candidates.  Occupy Democrats on Facebook and The Daily Kos are  championing this gal from MA who thinks she is an Indian. So, I don't believe it's a done deal for Hillary.   

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 20:00

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

@cyou299:
I guess the moderate independent majority now wishes they would have voted for Romney according to a Sunday CNN poll.  If the President issues his blanket executive order authorising work permits to all illegal foreign workers now in the country. We (Democrsts) are In serious trouble.

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 17:43

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

@dahreese:
     Her problem is she is not running against Deal, she is running against a successful business person who is a part of the global economy.  Most people fear she will be putty in the hands of Harry Reid and his obstructionist (there are 230 bills passed in a bipartisan manner in the House now stalled in the)  Senate.  Ms. Nunn (or whatever her name is) is a member of my party which has tragically have made such a mess of so much I fear the USA will be unable to recover.   
     The President could doom all Democrat candidates if he uses his pen and phone and enacts executives orders that grant work permits to all illegal foreign nationals which he  is reportedly ready to do. 
     Democrats will loose the support of rank-and -file Union members, Black voters and Americans struggling  to make ends meet in this Obama economy.  A Sunday CNN poll reports that Americans now would overwhelming vote for Romney.  President Obama is in the process of destroying both  the Democrat party.  We are in serious trouble. 

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 17:32

GSP troopers getting ready to enforce 'slowpoke' law

@Joe Johnson:
Oh C'mon Joe, it's easy. Most phones have a stop watch and a built in calculator so specialized equipment isn't needed. Many Smartphones will even provide you to a program to calculate time and distance. The number of miles you would need to travel wouldn't be much, perhaps 6 or 7 miles. The bottom line is that you would know how accurate your Speedo is which cold save you a citation for driving too fast or slow. This is a way to keep the kids busy on a trip.
I believe several posted the lack of courtsey displayed by many drivers. I mentioned the 'Road Hog' in one of my posts. Someone else mentioned the person who impedes traffic but then speeds up when a driver wants to pass. They are likely the same people who purchase $5.00 worth of gas then leave the car blocking the pump while they go in and shop. Aaargh! Angry

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 13:28

Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars

@cyou299:
     Actually you are so totally wrong.  Romney was not elected President. 
     Bush did attend some fundraisers it was after Iraq was safely in coalition hands and relatively stable.  
     The left and media did have their hair on fire during the war and leveled criticisms at Bush for playing Golf.  He stopped playing golf during the conflict which is  in direct contrast to what is (or is not) being reported today.  Indeed the White House is shutting the media out, baring them from attending the fundraisers and other Presidential events to the extent that some liberals in the media are voicing mild annoyance but no hair on fire...yet.  So much for transparency. 

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:18

GSP troopers getting ready to enforce 'slowpoke' law

@crackerjack:
     A speedometer is a very inaccurate instrument.   Speed readings can be affected by tire diameter and wear as well as the age of the instrument.  The reading on my new Buick is 4 mph slow and it's 6 mph slow on the motor coach.  If I am traveling in the 'hammer' lane at this speed, I would be impeding traffic. 
     To determine the true reading of your Speedo, set the cruise control on a stretch of level highway on a calm day at 60 mph.  Have a friend with an accurate stop watch record the time it takes you to travel between mile markers on a highway.  Record at least three readings then take the average time. 
     Your vehicle should cover the mile distance in 60 seconds.  If you are above or below this time your Speedo is not accurate. 

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:54

Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza war

This just in from the UK Telegraph:
     Hamas and North  Korea are engaged in an arms deal:

     The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the North Korean Communist regime are about to close an arms deal whereby the North Koreans will supply Hamas with a new source of rockets.  Hamas needs to restock and resupply the large number of rockets the have fired on Israel.  Hamas  is also in market for communication equipment.
     Hamas officials are believed to have already made an initial cash down payment to secure the deal, and are now hoping that North Korea will soon begin shipping extra supplies of weapons to Gaza.
     Hamas is using intermediaries based in Lebanon to negotiate the deal.  Other terrorists groups such as  Hizbollah are anxious to form strong ties to the cash strapped regime in Pyongyang to receive arms and communications equipment so the terrorist cells can better coordinate attacks against Israel. 
     

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:36

Today's editorial cartoon

@LaMareaRoja:
     OMG, you are using Bill Maher as a source?!  Firstly, Maher is mistaken, the foreign nationals who have invaded our border have not been largely kicked out, they are being welcomed by our government who is inviting them in and shipping them throughout the country.  
     Not only are persons associated with the TEA party opposed to an open border policy, but so are Republicans, Democrats, Independents  and many Mexican Americans.   Mexico is also opposed to an open border policy, they severely restrict entry to their Southern border, they have a patrolled fence.  Americans have been jailed in Mexico when they have strayed across their border 
     My in-laws are from Mexico (her cousin is the local head of La Raza), they all entered the USA legally and are now citizens.  All but one (for him it's all political) oppose amnesty for those who have 'cut in line'.  
     No...we have a border, we have immigration laws and we have a process for entering the country.  These laws were drafted by Democrats and passed by both  houses of congress.  The reason they are not working is  because they are not being enforced. 

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:04

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

     We only need look at past Presidents to see evidence of true political leadership.  Reagan, and Johnson would regularly invite leaders of both the Republicans and Democrats  to the White House for lunch or dinner.  They would schmooz the opposition,   find common ground, compromise to get important legislation passed.  Bill Clinton listened to the  will of the people and moved more to the center his second term, he got Congress to work together and things got done in spite of his lies and sexual jousts. 
     This President divides, ridicules and pits sides against easy other. Records of meetings are scant  There are 340 bills which were passed by the  House in a bipartisan manner which are stalled in the Senate. The Senate will not even pass the foreign trade agreements. This President lacks  the leadership skills and experience  necessary to get things done.  No wounder his approval rating is now in the 30's. 

posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:41

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