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  • A FED-UP VETERAN BLASTS VA’S ‘LIE, DELAY, DENY’ ABYSS

    06/18/2014 7:42:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | June 18, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    They don’t care.” As Obama administration officials pivot like haywire jewelry-box ballerinas to divert attention away from the nationwide Veterans Affairs disgrace, a reader who has been fighting the system urged me to urge Capitol Hill and the American public to stay focused. This former Special Forces soldier and medic served his country for 25 years. He worked in the health care field managing military field medical clinics. “I know how health care is supposed to run, even in austere or low-budget environments,” he says. And in his nightmarish, ongoing experience, the VA is an epic, deadly, monstrous failure. He...
  • Booker: 'my opponent is an extremist in his own party'

    08/22/2013 2:38:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    politickernj.com ^ | August 22, 2013 | Max Pizarro
    NEWARK – In the aftermath of a poll showing a closer race (granted, 16 points) than many expected, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Cory Booker hammered his Republican opponent as an extremist who stands on the fringes of his own party. Booker sprinkled in some Springsteen quotes as he presented himself as a pragmatist alongside GOP nominee Steve Lonegan. “This is a clear choice between one candidate who believes we’re stronger when ‘We take care of our own,’ and another who clearly believes we’re better when we fend for ourselves,” said the mayor, standing at a lectern in a packing...
  • Same Old, Same Old at Fort Hood

    11/12/2009 8:11:41 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies · 479+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is accused of murdering last week 13 people (12 of whom were soldiers) and wounding another 30 at Fort Hood, Texas. It was not the first, nor will it be the last, domestic terrorist incident since Sept. 11, 2001. We now see that authorities had, or should have had, reason to be suspicious of Hasan — including his contact with a radical cleric and a bizarre “medical” presentation he once gave to Army doctors that focused on Islam and the military. Now, we’re also learning that someone going by the name Nidal Hasan posted extremist views...
  • Name of the game: Cut your losses (Virginia Gov Race)

    10/27/2009 7:05:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 1,019+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/27/2009 | Curt Anderson
    Memo to the White House political smart guys: It’s not that the body isn’t cold yet; it’s that the body is not even dead yet. There will be plenty of time after the election for you to explain that Creigh Deeds’s loss in Virginia had nothing to do with the president’s 25-point drop in job approval. It had nothing to do with the fact that a majority of Americans in every survey disapprove of the policies the president is advocating. Nothing to do with the 4.2 million jobs lost since Inauguration Day. Nothing to do with the 36 percent rise...
  • CA: Same old same old

    03/25/2004 10:15:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 146+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/25/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>If you've been eagerly awaiting the day that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger changes the way business is conducted in the Capitol, you'll apparently have to wait a little longer.</p> <p>When Schwarzenegger was running for governor, he promised to do things differently, to stand up to special interests, to let some light into the back rooms where deals are cut. But now that he is actually governor, he's the one behind closed doors with the power brokers, working out the details of a deal to change workers' compensation law.</p>
  • Arnold's new props: Same old same old

    02/29/2004 2:29:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 236+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/29/04 | Peter Schrag
    <p>Given the latest polls, there's a fair chance that, come Tuesday, California voters will approve Proposition 57, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $15 billion deficit bond, and reject Proposition 55, the $12.3 billion school construction and repair bond that appears on the same ballot.</p>
  • Palestinian (Wanted Terrorist) killed in unclear circumstances near Nablus (mystery)

    05/07/2003 4:33:31 AM PDT · by Alouette · 12 replies · 184+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 7, 2003
    A man accused by Israel of implication in numerous terror attacks was killed in unclear circumstances near the West Bank town of Nablus Wednesday morning, prompting the militant Hamas group to accuse the IDF in his killing. Twenty eight year old Amin Faddel was killed in an explosion that went off in an apartment in the village of Zawata at about 8:30 A.M. Faddel had rented the apartment four days earlier. The IDF said he had been on Israel's most wanted list for two years on suspicion of involvement in attacks on Israelis. A report on Israel radio quoted Palestinian...
  • Alderman Joe Moore Becoming Persona Non Grata in Chicago's 49th Ward - Ethics Not Enforced

    02/11/2003 5:57:52 PM PST · by Ward49_MudZapper · 2 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 1997 | James Webb
    CHICAGO SCANDALS REACH DALEY'S DOOR Associated Press Tuesday, October 28, 1997; 6:56 a.m. EST BY JAMES WEBB Associated Press Writer EXCERPT: Daley scolded minority aldermen and low-level city and county workers who fell to federal probes involving illegal dumping and no-show workers who are friends or relatives of public officials. In July, he pushed grumbling aldermen to adopt ethics rules governing their conduct. But political observers say the behavior pales by comparison to the behind-the-scenes relationships getting attention now. "What's different now is the light has finally shown on where the real money is being made," said Alderman Joe Moore,...
  • Permanent War State

    12/08/2002 10:31:12 PM PST · by GalvestonBeachcomber · 4 replies · 299+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 12/09/02 | Charley Reese
    The American republic died at Appomattox in 1865, replaced by a national government that has gradually evolved into an empire in a permanent state of war. Most of us don't pay much attention to such stuff as history and perspective. Certainly the news media don't. Nevertheless, there are consequences of living in a war state, both to our own individual freedom and to our pocketbooks. This past week, President Bush made a big deal about signing a military authorization bill with a $30 billion increase. Here we are, 12 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and without a...