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Pakistani Taliban chief killed in drone strike: sources
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-Land of the Free
Obama snubs Gettysburg address 150th anniversary
It will feature the "U.S. Marine Band; 'President Lincoln's Own Band' from the movie, Lincoln; Governor Tom Corbett; a reading of the Gettysburg Address by Lincoln portrayer James Getty; and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service will administer the Oath of Allegiance to sixteen new citizens." Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will represent the administration in Obama's stead.

President Obama "declined an invitation to speak at [the commemoration]."
Oh really? I wonder why.. is he afraid of the phrase "This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." It certainly stands in contrast of the actions of Obama and the left (facta non verba) ruling of the commoners, by the ruling class, for the elites "for their own good"
Wonder what the golf is like mid-November in southeastern PA...
Posted by: OldSpook || 11/01/2013 12:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now, let's be fair - the prez gets to choose which activities he attends and he chose golf.
Posted by: Bobby || 11/01/2013 12:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Just as well he didn't show up. His presence would only besmirch a sacred ground.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/01/2013 12:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Is Obama going to visit Dallas instead?

Posted by: OldSpook || 11/01/2013 12:54 Comments || Top||

#4  It would be a great satisfaction to him, if the entire commemoration ceremony celebrating the 150th anniversary were cancelled, after all as a democrat, he is "uncomfortable" with the entire concept of emancipation,as it may give the serfs on the "democrat plantation" ideas.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/01/2013 12:55 Comments || Top||

#5  President Kennedy was invited to speak at the 1963 ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the speech but opted to travel to Dallas instead, where he was fatally shot a few days later.
Posted by: OldSpook || 11/01/2013 12:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Abe didn't need a teleprompter now did he?
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2013 13:10 Comments || Top||

#7  ...doesn't want to give any kind of positive acknowledgement to a Republican, I'll wager. It's all about the politics...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 11/01/2013 13:16 Comments || Top||

#8  It appears that the Plantation Party still holds malice.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/01/2013 13:38 Comments || Top||

#9  Obama was quoted as saying "I never liked J. Paul Getty"
Posted by: airandee || 11/01/2013 13:48 Comments || Top||

#10  I'm glad he's not going. Gettysburg is sacred ground. He does not need to be among hero's and patriots. He needs to go hang out with the occupy crowd, they are more his speed.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 11/01/2013 14:38 Comments || Top||

#11  Probably the notion that whites fought and died to emancipate "his people" sticks in his craw.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/01/2013 14:40 Comments || Top||

#12  "His people" are back in Kenya...

.. and quite possibly were the ones who originally enslaved and sold the slaves which eventually ended up in America (and other places).
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/01/2013 14:50 Comments || Top||

#13  Word, CF.
Posted by: Barbara || 11/01/2013 15:39 Comments || Top||

#14  Abe didn't need a teleprompter now did he?

Abe didn't need anybody to tell him what to say either. He wrote the original Gettysburg Address himself on the back of an envelop while he was riding a train to Gettysburg. Now I wonder, how many speeches has Baraq actually written by himself?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 11/01/2013 15:42 Comments || Top||

#15  I'm thinking of a number between -1 and 1.
Posted by: Raj || 11/01/2013 16:29 Comments || Top||

#16  Look at
Posted by: irishrageboy || 11/01/2013 16:42 Comments || Top||

#17  The Civil War does undermine the case for reparations.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 11/01/2013 17:44 Comments || Top||

#18  No it don't. I am want mine for loss of the family salt works. NAO!
Posted by: Shipman || 11/01/2013 17:55 Comments || Top||

#19  Ship - I think Champ's just concerned about the reception committee
Posted by: Matt || 11/01/2013 18:24 Comments || Top||

#20  #6 and #14:

Abraham Lincoln was very careful about his speeches. For example, he had his Second Inaugural Address typed onto large sheets of paper, marked with the rhythm he wanted to use. If he had access to a Teleprompter, he'd have used it.

And the 'back of the envelope' myth is just that. He was much more careful in his prepared speeches. As his presidency went on, his impromptu speeches were rarer and rarer.
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 11/01/2013 19:10 Comments || Top||

#21  Slaves heading to North America would have come from West Africa. I doubt Kenya had anything to do with that trade. Perhaps into the middle east but I wouldn't think to North America.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/01/2013 20:55 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
37% Say Zombies Would Do Better Job Than Federal Gov't,
It's not exactly a vote of confidence in the powers that be: A sizable number of Americans think the undead would do a better job than the brain dead in Washington, D.C.
Have you seen Harry Reid lately? Looks like a zombie is already running the Senate.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults believe the federal government would do a better job than zombies running the country today. But the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most Americans don't share that view, with just as many (37%) who feel zombies would do a better job running the country and another 26% who can't decide between the two. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Can we simply feed the current crop of congresscritters, aids, and federal officals to the zombies? Nah - forget that it might make the Zombies sick.
These findings are no surprise, given that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters now view the federal government unfavorably, with 34% who have a Very Unfavorable opinion of it.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of Democrats still pledge allegiance to the federal government, but pluralities of Republicans (45%) and those not affiliated with either major political party (44%) have more confidence in zombies when it comes to running the nation's affairs.

Only six percent (6%) of all Americans anticipate a zombie apocalypse, so supporters of the federal government can rest easy. Eighty-two percent (82%) do not, but 12% are not sure.

Among those who expect an apocalypse, 74% say they are at least somewhat prepared, with 53% who are Very Prepared.
I guess you can't make this up!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/01/2013 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  John Sidney McCain clearly disproves this theory.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2013 1:27 Comments || Top||

#2  If only the zombies would also make up significant parts of the IRS, EPA and other obvious hack Federal agencies.

Then again, how would you tell the difference?
Posted by: Raj || 11/01/2013 1:36 Comments || Top||

#3  zombies would do better but dead zombies would do better still. Basically we need to cut the government down to almost nothing. We should have more people involved in repealing laws then those in charge of making new ones and every law should have a sunset clause forcing congress to revote every 6 years to keep it alive (and get them on the record).
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/01/2013 2:20 Comments || Top||

#4  How about restoring the spoils system?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/01/2013 4:51 Comments || Top||

#5  ..at least with spoils you can directly tie your local representative and senator to the performance of their minions/family and vote accordingly at the next election for change.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/01/2013 8:31 Comments || Top||

#6  "Only six percent (6%) of all Americans anticipate a zombie apocalypse"

Only? That's almost 20 million people.

Yeah I know: the rest probably believes that a zombie apocalypse has already happened, at least in D.C.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/01/2013 10:36 Comments || Top||

#7  "Can we simply feed the current crop of congresscritters, aids, and federal officals to the zombies? Nah - forget that it might make the Zombies sick."

No, they'll starve there. Remember, zombies eat brains...
Posted by: Dave D. || 11/01/2013 10:45 Comments || Top||

#8  You mean there's a difference between FedGov and Zombies? Both are mindless large groups of former human beings who are slowly but surely eating away at civil society and the economy.
Posted by: OldSpook || 11/01/2013 12:26 Comments || Top||

#9  Zombies arose from the dead and voted the last election. It is easy to think that cronyism got them rewarded with Fed jobs.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/01/2013 12:36 Comments || Top||

#10  For those who may not have yet seen:
Bob Hope on Zombies
Posted by: JonC || 11/01/2013 13:02 Comments || Top||

Joe Biden sez Champ tried to log onto ACA website but failed.
(CNN) -- President Champ tried to log onto the Obamacare website, according to Vice President Joe Biden, who added his name to those apologizing for the online snafu that has rocked the introduction of the administration's sweeping health care initiative.
I'm sorry, so sorry, that I was such a fool.
"The President tried to get online and my daughter tried to get online. I did not, because it was clear that I wasn't getting online," Biden told CNN's sister network HLN on Wednesday.

The Vice President said Obama was told several weeks before the October 1 launch that the website was "ready to go."

"Neither he and I are technology geeks and we assumed that it was up and ready to run," Biden said.
I don't believe it takes a "geek" to log onto a website.
The fact that it crashed and has experienced other problems since its debut is "inexcusable," he said.
No, what is "inexcusable" is that you and Champ did nothing about it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You're in good company lads. Nationwide, only 6 made it on fully that first day.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/01/2013 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Let's insert some choice SQL statements into the response fields and see how it works!
Posted by: Raj || 11/01/2013 1:32 Comments || Top||

#3  "Neither he and I are technology geeks"

Isn't technocracy wunnerful?
Posted by: Pappy || 11/01/2013 10:53 Comments || Top||

#4  The CHAOS will grow due to Obamacare regulations:

Thursday, Forbes reported that the Obama administration knew in 2010 that by the time the dust settles, 93 million Americans will lose their insurance due to ObamaCare.

Section 1251 of the Affordable Care Act contains what’s called a “grandfather” provision that, in theory, allows people to keep their existing plans if they like them. But subsequent regulations from the Obama administration interpreted that provision so narrowly as to prevent most plans from gaining this protection.

“The Departments’ mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013,” wrote the administration on page 34,552 of the Register.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/01/2013 11:08 Comments || Top||

#5  The donks (left-wing radicals) don't ever seem to anticipate the consequences of their actions. Maybe they have never had any in their lives. Obama never really cared about the chaos he unleashed on the American people. He only thought of the votes that would get him elected, about the new Donks he would bring into the fold, and the political power and control that he and the party would obtain. He and the Donks never anticipated the pitchforks that extremely ticked off Americans would start bringing out. His presidential ratings are going south of Carter territory. I still can't believe the Donks were so dumb as to try resurrect Hildebeast's torpedoed HillaryCare. Few want ObamaCare and few wanted HillaryCare. In this entire debacle, I have not heard Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid step up and say: "I'm proud of my role in shoving this unwanted turkey down the throats of Americans." Chief Justice Roberts also has a chance to step up to the plate and drive a stake in the heart of this cancerous legislation.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/01/2013 12:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Let's insert some choice SQL statements into the response fields and see how it works!

Like the story of Little Bobby Tables...
Posted by: SteveS || 11/01/2013 22:07 Comments || Top||

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  Pakistani Taliban chief killed in drone strike: sources
Thu 2013-10-31
  Israeli warplanes strike shipment of Russian missiles at Syrian port: officials
Wed 2013-10-30
  Suicide blast in Tunisian resort of Sousse
Tue 2013-10-29
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  Algerian troops find huge arms cache on Libyan border
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  IDF soldiers kill planner of Tel Aviv bus bombing in a raid
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  Syria: Exploding truck murders 30 in Hama
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  Report: 400 arrested in Egyptian operation in Sinai
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