Monthly Archives: July 2009

Lynn Sweet Gets Attacked For Asking President Obama About Professor Gates!

Some folks are pretty teed off about President Obama’s response to the race relations question that a reporter posed during last night’s presidential conference.Lynn Sweet asked Obama what he thought about the arrest of the very distinguished Professor Henry Louis Gates at his home & race relations in America.

After a very lengthy reply,President Obama said that even though he didn’t know the facts “the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.

The word “stupidly” is causing a lot of controversy & it is the topic of many discussions today.But,that is not all people are talking about.There are many who feel that the question should never have been asked in the first place.Now,both Lynn Sweet & President Obama are the subject of ire.

Here’s some interesting comments to the transcript that Lynn Sweet posted on Chicago Sun-Times:

By Sandra Kay on July 22, 2009 9:46 PM :What an absolutely stupid question you asked. Of all the issues swirling around this administration, you ask the softball of the night.You’ve just demonstrated exactly what is wrong with the obama-media and why true journalism died for good in 2008.Your publication should be ashamed they sent you.

By John O’Holleran on July 22, 2009 10:20 PMMs: Sweet I had more respect for you than you demonstrated this evening. You went to a news conference on the future of health care in this country and apparently slept through it. Your question at this evenings news conference was intended to divert the spot light from the important issues of the topic of the conference and gain you a brief moment on the national stage. Your question was not relevant to the discussion of the future of health care in this nation. It was obviously self serving, intended to hijack and misdirect the discussion, thus was an obvious effort to make you the focal point of the news conference by playing to a ‘race card’ issue which was not the intent of the news conference. You proved you are not a journalist interested in contributing to the national dialog on important issues, but rather just another hack who looks for the deception and distractions that effectively undermines the intelligent discussion of critical issues and promotes your career.The issue of race relations in this country is an ongoing concern and worthy of deep education and discussion. It was not, however, the issue of the news conference and most journalists understood that point. Keep your focus on the topic at hand and not on what will give YOU the best byline.

By Nancy Millman on July 22, 2009 11:49 PM: Great question, Lynn!!! AND, you look fabulous! He spoke the truth to you, and the country is SO fortunate!!! Your old pal and colleague, N.M.

By jimmy rock on July 23, 2009 12:08 AMI:watched & I’m wondering y was it so important for to ask that question it had nothing to do with healthcare, if your going to ask a question that has nothing to do with the subject being discussed than don’t you think it should have been about OUR soldiers in Afghanian & how were doing their.”(End of Excerpt) Read the transcript & more comments on it here.

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Sen. Grassley Cracks A Joke At The Supreme Court Hearing For Sonia Sotomayor Today!

When a heckler interrupted the Supreme Court hearing today, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley really made a funny moment out of it!Not long after a man created a disturbance during the confirmation process for Sonia Sotomayor, Grassley cracked a joke that gave everyone a good chuckle.

Sen. Chuck Grassley said:

People always say that I have the ability to turn people on.”

Usually Grassley makes outrageous statements that are not funny at all.But,this time he said the right thing because it put everyone at ease.

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Ladybugs Invade Colorado!

I sure do love ladybugs.But,I’m not sure how I would react to swarms of them.What makes them so delightful to me is that they are supposed to signify good luck.

Every now & then,a ladybug will get in my house or land on my hand.That’s exciting! When I see green ladybugs instead of red ones,it makes me feel special somehow.But if I was living in Colorado,I would find the invasion of ladybugs to be quite creepy.

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CNN:They Got Their Hands On The Footage Of Michael Jackson’s Last Rehearsal Before The Rest Of ‘Em!

Fox News & MSNBC were not the first ones to get their hands on the footage of Michael Jackson’s last rehearsal.CNN is the cable news network that first aired the tape of a healthy-looking Michael Jackson practicing for his “This Is It” tour two days before he suddenly died.

Good job,CNN!

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Hydrogen Locomotives Is An American Invention!

What’s the latest magnificent American invention? Hydrogen fuel cell powered locomotives that may lead the way to less or even no dependence on fossil fuel in America.

The world’s first fully operational fuel cell switcher train was introduced today in Topeka,Kansas! Who says that America still can’t lead the way?Here’s more on this exciting invention from Hydrogen Cars & Vehicles:

“Back in January 2008, I had talked about BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation), Vehicle Projects and the U. S. Army working on a hydrogen fuel cell powered train that would be rolling out soon. Well that day has come at the Topeka, Kansas System Maintenance Terminal.

The world’s first fully operational fuel cell switcher train was introduced by Senator Sam Brownback, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins and other players interested in alternative fuels and air quality. This hydrogen train can also be used as a power generator in disaster areas if needed.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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