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Letter to the Editor: Let them eat cake


Editor:

I just don't get it. We were attacked, once again on 9/11. Chris Stevens, our ambassador, was brutally tortured and killed. Three other heroes were killed as well. Where was the president of the United States? Didn't he owe the American people an Oval Office speech that day or the next? Where was he? I would think even liberals would be outraged that they didn't hear from their beloved leader during a time of crisis.

Then we have to listen to White House dribble that it was about a movie. What movie? Did you see an anti-Islam/Mohammad movie? I sure did not. Neither did anyone I know. Is that the reason the president didn't speak to the American people? Oh wait, there was an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" a few days later. That should count, right? No? Well how about his chat on "The View" this week? You know, his "scheduling conflict" that prevented him from meeting with world leaders like Benjamin Netanyahu?

This president has been a disgrace. All he cares about is meeting the celebrities on his iPod list, having extravagant parties and taking nice vacations all on our dime, while he complains about the "rich" needing to give a little more. Has he failed to notice that the American people can't get jobs and are signing up for food stamps in record numbers while he parties and eats Kobe beef? Has he failed to notice that we are under attack in the Middle East while he declares himself "eye candy" on "The View?" Talk about a let-them-eat-cake out of touch leader!

I don't care if you're liberal or conservative; you have to be appalled by this president. It comes down to this: a vote for Barrack Obama is a certain vote for America's decline.

Jane Silek, Front Royal

39 Comments



"Where was the president of the United States? Didn't he owe the American people an Oval Office speech that day or the next?"

Um hello? This is from the same crowd that is trying to proclaim the President's PUBLIC condemnation the very next morning from the Rose Garden at the White House was actually an apology???

While reading this to the other half he wonders aloud how anyone can be so ignorant of reality and put their name to it publicly...while I am left in WTH!?! I just said it on another, I REALLY, REALLY hope people are talking to anyone and everyone who will listen about the FACTS. If anyone is naive enough to believe that people walking into to the booth to vote the fate of our country while being this blatantly misinformed and just willfully ignoring stone hard facts will bring our country anything but further misery... Samuel L Jackson just made a video for you. Get Busy People, time is running out!

Katbug, The very first sentence of this woman's letter to the editor says it all..."I just don't get it."

Originally posted by a retired FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER:

"There is no doubt the terrorist saw the opportunity and acted given the civil unrest on the streets of Libya. Were they planning to kill Ambassador Stevens? Probably because he was a popular and the extremist know he was hurting their cause. Were they armed and ready, maybe even rehearsed? More than likely. These protests provided them excellent cover; in fact, they may have manipulated the onset of the Libyan demonstrations under the guise of students reacting to the (US) anti-Islam film to further their mission.

Was our government wrong in not immediately declaring this a terrorist attack. Absolutely not. Will our government bring these terrorists to justice? We believe so; after all, look how long it took to get bin Laden?"

what's next with you gop dufuses. obama causing global warning ?? maybe he should pull a bush and start a couple wars. jeez, wake up.

The entire world is watching the U.S. economy.

With this fresh batch of Flash PMI numbers, it couldn't be more clear that the US economy is the strongest in the world. http://www.businessinsider.com/us-economy-relative-strength-2012-8#ixzz288tiV5h1
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-economy-relative-strength-2012-8

"The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of U.S. purchasing managers, says its index of factory activity rose to 51.5 in September, up from 49.6 in August. A reading above 50 signals growth and below indicates contraction...But a positive sign in the U.S. housing sector added an extra glimmer to the economic data. The Commerce Department reported that builders spent more money to construct homes in August. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/currencies/canadian-dollar-higher-as-factory-reports-suggest-improving-us-economy/article4579171/

I guess fox news didn't cover the story properly, this person seems to be missing a few facts.

With this fresh batch of Flash PMI numbers, it couldn't be more clear that the US economy is the strongest in the world.

http://www.businessinsider.com/us-economy-relative-strength-2012-8#ixzz288tiV5h1

"The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of U.S. purchasing managers, says its index of factory activity rose to 51.5 in September, up from 49.6 in August. A reading above 50 signals growth and below indicates contraction...But a positive sign in the U.S. housing sector added an extra glimmer to the economic data. The Commerce Department reported that builders spent more money to construct homes in August.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/currencies/canadian-dollar-higher-as-factory-reports-suggest-improving-us-economy/article4579171/

JS: "Then we have to listen to White House dribble that it was about a movie. What movie? Did you see an anti-Islam/Mohammad movie? I sure did not."

Sad that a U.S. citizen will step into the voting booth on Nov 6 with so little knowledge of what is going on in the world!

One only needs to google "islamic film" to glean the following:

Look at how well organized this anti-American demonstration by the Islamic-based Prosperous Justice Party is with their printed big banners reading, "Go to hell with your freedom of expression, Muslims unite against insults to Islam." http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/09/30/jakarta-film-protest.html

"Is there something more going on here than protests about a film?
"As was evident after Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were published in 2006, politicians and religious leaders in the region used perceived insults to Islam to rally public support...Protests began to spread from Egypt to other countries - spurred on perhaps by local media - because of a long-standing mistrust and anger at the West, something a number of groups have been able to capitalise upon....Middle East analyst Magdi Abdelhadi says that although the film will have caused genuine offence among many Muslims, GROUPS LIKE AL-QAEDA, whose black flag has been seen at some of the protests, HAVE SEIZED THE OPPORTUNITY TO STIR UP UNREST." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19606155

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Monday banned as extremist a US-made anti-Islam film that sparked deadly protests across the Muslim world but whose showing was backed by human rights supporters in Russia. (PakTribune.com‎ - 3 hours ago)

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) – For the second time in less than two weeks, a prominent Pakistani is offering a six-figure bounty to anyone who kills the man who produced “Innocence of Muslims,” a film that has offended many Muslims throughout the world. Former Pakistani lawmaker Ikramullah Shahid told demonstrators protesting the movie in Peshawar on Monday that he’d pay $200,000 to anyone who kills the filmmaker, according to Siraj Ul Haq, a senior leader of the religious group that organized the rally. (kdvr.com)

Mitt Romney claims President Barack Obama caused a doubling of able-bodied persons on food stamps by taking “work out of the food stamps requirement.” Romney’s comments to CNN are an exaggeration: While the number of able-bodied adults without dependents on food stamps did double from 2008 to 2010, nearly all states were receiving a full or partial waiver from work requirements before Obama took office. http://factcheck.org/2012/09/romneys-food-stamp-stretch/

Netanyahu believes that "the president of Iran intends to exterminate Israel."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm4zuKukUco


This interview was Nov 15, 2006 repreat 2006 with Mormon Glenn Beck

The Republican National Committee is pushing this Kool-Aid laced talking point to all the state committees and Jane Silek (functioning on ideology rather than evidence) was dumb enough to take the bait and run with it. Bad choice, Jane, here's your Teabilly tin foil hat. You are now a fully qualified member in good standing of The Goober Nation.

Jane Silek's infantile remarks would be more believable if spoken while standing knee deep in balls down at the Ball Crawl at Chucky Cheese's. What's next? Complaining Obama did not kill Bin Laden fast enough?

ROFLMAO
and shooting fish in a barrel

Well "I just don't get it" either. Were Willard's lies regarding the President's reaction that even earned him Republican shame not dishonest enough? We will just tell people the President completely ignored the situation all together?

If I didn't see it personally, or know any other teabillies that did either, it surely must not have happened. The millions that seen it are all just a part of the "liberal agenda". Fox Spews aired it...oh no! The liberals got them too!

I want to be ROFLMAO and just laugh it all off, I really do, but its just so sad.

Naive Americans like Silek and some (not all) Republicans are making this horrible situation a political soapbox topic. Shame on them! The repercussions of the anti-Islamic film presented the target of opportunity for which the terrorist had been patiently waiting. Proof of that is the fact that they knew exactly where Ambassador Steven's safehouse was located.

The guy who filmed it...who helped him with script? Who helped fund him?

The fall out from that film goes much further than the employees of our Embassies and Consulates abroad.

"Jihadists managed to take advantage of the situation, picking up on generalized repudiation to the defamatory video to reassert themselves across the Muslim world, according to Stratfor’s George Friedman...On Friday, Yum (KFC) announced it was closing its more than 60 stores in Pakistan as massive anti-American protests forced them to take “precautionary measures,” CNN cited the company saying. Yum is present in 21 Pakistani cities and at least 11 countries in the Arab world....A week ago, people protesting a defamatory video portraying the Prophet Mohammed attacked a KFC, a Hardee’s, and a Krispy Kreme in Tripoli, Lebanon (the capital of Libya happens to have the same name). Protestors have been enraged by an anti-Islam video titled “The Innocence of Muslims,” which claims the Prophet, one of the most sacred personalities in Islam, was a fraud, accusing him of being “a child of uncertain parentage, a buffoon, a womanizer, a homosexual, a child molester, and a greedy, bloodthirsty thug,” according to the thug,” according to the New York Times, which adds “Muslims find it offensive to depict Mohammed in any manner, let alone insult the prophet.” Other major food chains with restaurants around the world, including McDonald’s and Burger King, haven’t come out with any statements. Several other American firms have a global presence likeProcter & Gamble and Nike, but for now it seems only KFC has been targeted. " http://www.forbes.com/sites/afontevecchia/2012/09/21/yum-shuts-stores-in-pakistan-as-anti-american-violence-and-jihadists-take-center-stage/

Using Silek's logic for just a 'mere second'.....What is the name of that other chicken company that is anti-gay which is supported by U.S. churches... Don't suppose they are the ones supporting the mobs running KFC out of Pakistan, do you? I mean, after all, KFC was the only company in the U.S. that countered them.

None of the events of the recent past or the predictable future happened in rural Kansas.

Yes, I agree, we all know that Obama caused the oil shortages by killing off the dinosaurs.

For that reason - and others - I still plan to vote for my neighbor's cat. So far I have identified other cats locally who could fill out the roster for Vice President, Secretary of State, and the Cabinet members. All of these independent individuals share one common great attribute...

...none of them are members of the Dominionist Empire Musical Chairs Party.

I rest my case.

Interesting John, except my neighbors cat has the loudest meow I've ever heard on a cat and a tendency to want to destroy my flower bed until he met with mothballs and powdered cayenne pepper.

While many Americans are sick and tired of the R vs D, we just haven't progressed to a point of another *viable* option. It is what it is and we can stay home and not vote or go and vote for Mickey Mouse. But neither of those choices will matter one iota to the next four years. Whether we 100% fall in line or not, America is going to move in one of two directions. Forward or Backward, with or without the cat vote...You either care enough to try to help shape it, or you sit back and pout that you aren't getting everything you want.

And FOX31 Denver has confirmed that the young woman seen registering voters outside a Colorado Springs grocery store in a YouTube video, in which she admits to trying to only register voters who support Mitt Romney, was indeed a contract employee of Sproul’s company.

“I’m actually trying to register people for a particular party,” the girl tells a woman in the video, which has been viewed more than 417,000 times. Because we’re out here in support of Romney, actually.”

http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/colorado-gop-terminates-contract-frau (This one is REALLY cute.)

Hey There, John, If you cannot find the desired number of cats, would you consider a dog?

Thought you may find this article interested; 'splains a lot!

Cats are Republicans, dogs are Dems
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61687.html

Have a half an hour to spend watching what a Republican thinks of Mitt??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLWnB9FGmWE&feature=rellist&playnext=1&list=PL3437D583CA65248A

That was from Gingrich's PAC.

*Note, there are several "stretches of truth" contained within the short film, but it is entirely worth it to remember what the cohorts thought of Willard.

A 15 year-old has been quite successful as mayor of a town in Alaska:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stubbs_(cat)

I don't like Obama but I believe in being fair. He did denounce the terrorist attacks killing the ambassador and other Americans. Though the US has done little or nothing to retaliate, we don't need another war over the loss of a few lives even though each and every American in foreign service deserves to feel secure. Vengeance is a dish best served cold.

thats a very level headed statement PassionatePartriot. Probably a comment that alot of us to the left and right in politics can take note of.

Why would anyone object to producing a valid photo ID in order to vote.
Well, to be honest, it would eliminate people voting on behalf of others, both living and dead.
My credit card does not have my signature on it. It instructs a cashier to 'see ID".

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson ruled that the state could not implement its new voter ID law until after this year's November election. This is the proper way to handle something of this import.

Coach, do you have any objection to carrying a national ID card?

BTW, very smart to write on the back of credit cards "ask for photo ID" vice just signing your name.

Did you happen to see this?
http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/colorado-gop-terminates-contract-frau

It is amusing, in an ironic sort of way, that nobody, but NOBODY seems to "get it" that the candidates for POTUS represent ONLY the "Dominionist Empire Musical Chairs Party".

It doesn't matter which way you vote. The result will be "more of the same" destruction of our home, our planet, while all the time pretending to save us by killing innocent children all over the globe.

http://www.realityisfree.com/peons.html

As long as the national ID card doesn't have an RDFI chip I would be OK with it. I don't think Uncle needs to know my whereabouts at all times.
I think the Pennsylvania ruling to postpone the ID requirement only perpetuates the long-time practice of voter fraud which has been a practice of one party since voting rights were broadened to include all citizens.
The dead should not have a vote.

Are there reliable statistics on voter fraud?

What we can go by is the number of times that people have been prosecuted successfully for such crimes. And the number is ridiculously low. You have a better chance of being hit by lightning than discovering an incident of polling place fraud.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/04/24/the-myth-of-voter-fraud

Summary

* Fraud by individual voters is both irrational and extremely rare.
* Many vivid anecdotes of purported voter fraud have been proven false or do not demonstrate fraud.
* Voter fraud is often conflated with other forms of election misconduct.
* Raising the unsubstantiated specter of mass voter fraud suits a particular policy agenda.
* Claims of voter fraud should be carefully tested before they become the basis for action.
http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/policy_brief_on_the_truth_about_voter_fraud/

My grandmother lives off her social security, which she got with her birth certificate and SS card. She has never driven, never needed an ID for anything and she isn't going out to get one just to vote. Guess what? She wouldn't vote Democrat if she were paid to either. She's not the only one in her situation, a woman like her is how the PA law got challenged. I have a friend who got married last weekend, she isn't changing her name until after Nov 6th because she is worried it will prevent her from voting with all the new "fraud" prevention laws. I can't think of his name off hand, but didn't some news/political commentator have an on air meltdown regarding his legal republican voting mothers inability to vote due to the new laws?

Setting aside this most recent GOP voter fraud, also fairly recently staffers of former GOP Rep. Thaddeus McCotter have been charged. (Google it)
When you start looking into actual documented fraud, its rare.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_fraud

The whole point of all the new "fraud prevention" laws is simply to keep legal votes from going D. Doesn't matter, I'm sure knowing how Bush stole the election and just how low the Teabilly handlers will stoop, Obama has already assembled a legal team ready to fight whatever comes up.

There is a certain amount that is the same no matter who you vote for yes, but there are also some very distinct differences. I would rather vote for someone who at least offers some things I believe are good for our country, than not vote or waste my vote on someone who is just simply not going to win and risk the possibility of getting exactly who I want the least.

Trickle-down, supply side economics, deregulation and robin hood the poor to feed the wealthy simply does not work. You would think America would have learned with the Great Depression, but noooo we had to repeat the past, and now, just when we are finally beginning to come around and have put protections in place again to prevent such a crisis, I refuse to vote to go back to what we have the history, the data, the knowledge to know just doesn't work.

katybug - Please keep your comments simple enough for Teabillies to understand. Most of them probably understood your first paragraph and agree with it, but most of the rest of your post was written in a language they (or anyone else) would have trouble comprehending.

And thanks for referring us to Sam Jackson whose credentials for political commentary were well established in films such as "Pulp Fiction."

I prefer his Die Hard role. I bet you have a special preference for "The Gold Watch" story within Pulp Fiction, huh? The point wasn't his film roles you dunce you, but you knew that.

Blatant misinformation is a problem no matter who your chosen candidate is. People do need to wake up, because the steady stream of lies and the people that would not only believe them but feel the need to amplify them are the biggest problem we face.


If anyone insists that one party is the answer, it should be no problem for them to accept a demagogue. America needs a two party system in order to remain a democracy.

Good for you PassionatePatriot. I am impressed


Cheers for "Passionate Patriot".

Jeers for "valley patriot".


Isn't it about time someone took care of the Big Bird problem? Did Romney just promise he was gonna make Big Bird sleep on a park bench?




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