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An Inconvenient Truth About Al Gore Has Reemerged!


So,Al Gore may be more than just a global warming whore. He’s also a lecherous male sleazeball if the allegations against him are proven to be true.The former Vice President was accused of sexual harassment by a massage therapist. And now that the woman has come forward with her story, the Portland Police have decided to reexamine her claims.

Here’s more from Extra:

“The Portland Police Bureau has made the decision to re-open the case regarding the allegations brought forward against Al Gore, announced per their Twitter account.

Molly Hagerty, the masseuse who claimed the former VP groped her during a session, is going public with her story AND finally her name with the National Enquirer, insisting she has a solid case, with DNA evidence, surveillance video and a witness.

A statement to “Extra” from the Gores family spokesperson states: “Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore. The Gores cannot comment on every defamatory, misleading, and inaccurate story generated by tabloids. Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago. He stands by that denial.”

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Scott Brown & President Obama Are Related

Wow, the things that genealogy can uncover is truly amazing. A genealogist has discovered that newly elected Massachusetts governor Scott Brown & our illustrious president Barack Obama are actually related. Now, I can’t see any physical resemblances between these 10th cousins.The only family trait that these cousins share are their spectacularly great looks. They also have made their mark in politics.

I wonder how they feel about being distant cousins. Kinda weird,isn’t it?

Here’s more from The Wall Street Journal:

President Barack Obama can add a new name to the list of things he calls Scott Brown: cousin.

Genealogists at the New England Historic Genealogical Society said today that the president and the Republican senator-elect from Massachusetts are 10th cousins. Obama’s mother and Brown’s mother are both descendents of Richard Singletary of Haverhill, Mass., who died in 1687.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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We Have Separation Of Church And State In America!

One American principle that I really love is that we separate  church and state.Politics are not supposed to be mixed with religion.But,some folks just have trouble adhering to that fact.

Take Mayor Osby Davis of Vallejo,CA for instance.He had to issue a formal apology for the aspersions he cast on his gay constituents.The NY Times carried an article that quoted him as saying that “they’re committing sin and that sin will keep them out of heaven.”

Wow! And he is a Christian attorney.Well,he should judge not,lest he be judged.Because,in the end,we are all sinners.No man is free of all sin.

Here’s more from The Oakland Tribune:

“At least one person said he plans to call for Davis’ resignation or recall while another wants him to be censured.

Davis said Tuesday he wants the community to pull together and move forward during difficult times.

“It should go without saying, and is certainly obvious to all who know me, that my conduct, actions and decisions have demonstrated my conviction for fairness for all people and my love for this city,” Davis wrote.

Sherrie Connelly, a hospital chaplain and former Human Relations commissioner, said she was confused by Davis’ comments, but was reasonably certain Davis didn’t intend to “cause the kind of brouhaha” that was raised.

“I believe the mayor’s comments stir the soup in Vallejo in a very unfavorable way,” said Connelly, a self-described straight, 65-year-old woman.

As elected officials, we have a responsibility to serve the entire community, not just the ones who believe as we do.”

Former planning commissioner and gay activist Charles Legalos called for action against Davis.

“I want to get an item on the City Council agenda to censure him,” Legalos said.

“His comments were completely out of line. They have no place coming from a city official.”

Legalos also expressed concern over the separation of church and state issue as it relates to the city of God remark.

“Separation of church and state is a fundamental tenet of our government, and he violated it,” Legalos said.

Davis said his prepared statement was not designed to defend his beliefs. He added that he did not feel his beliefs related to the intent of the New York Times column.

I did not intend to use my position as mayor to espouse my beliefs,” Davis said. “I will not use my position as mayor to espouse my personal beliefs. My personal beliefs are mine and mine alone — and they will remain mine from this point on.”

Former school board candidate and openly gay priest Lou Bordisso, also quoted in the Times column, said remarks like Davis’ can lead to negative consequences.

Bordisso said Monday he’s planning a rally and news conference at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 1 in front of City Hall before the regular City Council meeting.

“There’s a lot of anger out there and people need a forum in which to express their anger and frustration,” Bordisso said.

Others expanded on Bordisso’s apprehensions.

I believe the main point is the image of Vallejo going out to the world — this mixing politics with religion,” said Max Green, a self-described politically aware Vallejo resident. ”

(Davis) is supposed to be the mayor of everyone, not just those who believe as he does.” And besides, Legalos said, Vallejo doesn’t need more negative attention.

“It’s discouraging,” he said. “The city has gained notoriety in terms of crime, bankruptcy, bad management, and to add this to it … to now be known as a city with a bigoted mayor. …” (End of Excerpt) Read the entire article here.

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President Obama Wins The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize!!!

I’m not sure if President Obama was feeling down about the Olympics loss.It sure seemed like we had a whole lot of folks here in America that were quite gleeful that Chicago was the first city that the Olympics committee voted out.

Well,I’m sure that glee will dissipate completely once those people find out that President Obama has won a Nobel Peace Prize.And he hasn’t even been president for a year.I know that’s going to piss the Obama haters off! Because being the third sitting U.S president to receive a Nobel Peace Prize is one helluva win!

Here’s more from CNN:

“President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The first African-American to win the White House, Obama was praised by the Norweigan Nobel Committee for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said. “His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.”

The committee also said Obama has “created a new climate in international politics.”

The announcement came as a surprise — Obama’s name had not been mentioned among front-runners — and the roomful of reporters in Oslo, Norway, gasped when he was named.In his short time in office, Obama has acted on a wide range of issues from the economy to terrorism and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Obama also lobbied unsuccessfully to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago, Illinois. After returning from Denmark, Obama expressed no regret about his trip, saying it is “always a worthwhile endeavor to promote and boost the United States.

Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, last year’s Peace Prize laureate, said it was clear the Nobel committee wanted to encourage Obama on the issues he has been discussing on the world stage.

“I see this as an important encouragement,” Ahtisaari said.

The committee wanted to be “far more daring” than in recent times and make an impact on global politics, said Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the International Peace Research Institute.

Wangari Muta Maathai, the Kenyan who won the 2004 Peace Prize, said Obama’s win will help Africa move forward.

“I think it is extraordinary,” she said. “It will be even greater inspiration for the world. He has shown how we can probably come together, work together in a cooperative way.”

The award comes at a crucial time for Obama, who currently has administration officials dispatched on global peace missions.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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I Hope That Congress Rebukes Rep. Joe Wilson!!!!

Rep. Joe Wilson needs to be publicly reprimanded for disrespecting the President of the United States of America! This is not the British Parliament!!!! I’m glad Congress is drafting a Resolution of Disapproval.Here in America,we respect the leader of the free world!At least until we can prove that he lied to us like George Bush did!!!

Rep. Joe Wilson should have practiced the same decorum that he did when George Bush was the president.Because Rep. Joe Wilson never made a peep about the lie that turned into the war in Iraq.In fact,all three of his sons have fought in a war that sprung from lies about weapons of mass destruction.

Why is he so vocal now?!!Where were the truth seekers when we really needed them?!! Rep. Joe Wilson & the rest of his cohorts should have been angry as hell at President George Bush.Instead,they have embraced every falsehood that the Bush administration told.

The neoconservative didn’t care about sending his countrymen off to die in a war that should not have taken place.Why was an obvious untruth accepted by Rep. Joe Wilson? Because a member of his own party told it.

Is Rep. Joe Wilson’s very public disdain for this president due to his politics or is it because he’s black? Since he is a neoconservative,I have to wonder what really motivated Wilson to lose all sense of decorum.

Maybe he’s one of those white folks that view our president as an uppity black man who needs to be put in his place.After all,he is a member of the Sons Of Confederate Veterans.Need I say more?

I’ll let Prime Buzz tell you more:

Now, add this to the fact that Joe Wilson, as a state legislator, was one of only seven Republicans to go against their own party and vote to keep the Dixie Rebel flag flying over the South Carolina capitol:

The flag came down that year after Republicans in both houses went for a compromise that would put it on Statehouse grounds at the Confederate Soldier’s monument. The “Magnificent Seven” of Senators who voted to keep the flag up included current Congressman Joe Wilson

A clearer picture of why this congressman might so virulently breach protocol and loudly interrupt an African-American president’s speech to Congress by calling him a liar does start to emerge, doesn’t it?

So inquiring minds want to know:

Is Joe Wilson still a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

If so, does he condone the activities of the “Lunatic” faction that now controls the SCV?

Does Joe Wilson consider the Republican Party “the Party of Lincoln”?

Does Joe Wilson support secession?” (End of Excerpt) Read the entire post here.

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President Obama’s Inspirational Speech Should Have Been Appealing To Both Conservatives & Liberals!

There was nothing political about President Obama’s motivational pep talk to impressionable children today.If anything was being impressed on their minds,it was the importance of education in today’s world.If that’s indoctrination,we should let our kids be indoctrinated more often!

Thanks,Mr. President! This is one parent that appreciates the time that you devoted to America’s kids!!! Lord knows that our children need the encouragement long before they decide to drop out of school.Not all children have parents who are willing or even capable of giving them the guidance that they need to succeed in school.I’m so glad that President Obama spoke directly to those kids.

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Ireland Mourns The Passing Of Senator Edward Kennedy!

Sen. Edward Kennedy will be remembered as one of the greatest Americans ever.This was a man born of wealth who truly cared about every spectrum of society.Especially those who were less fortunate than him.

But,Edward Kennedy was an Irishman as well.Ireland’s foreign minister stated that the Kennedy family embodied the Irish immigrant story.And Prime Minister Brian Cowen says that Ireland has lost a “true friend.”

Here’s more from The Global Post:

Nowhere outside the United States is the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy being mourned as much as in Ireland, the country from where his ancestors emigrated during the potato famine of the 19th century and to which he helped bring peace in recent years.

President Mary McAleese said he would be remembered as a “hugely important friend to the country during very difficult times,” and Prime Minister Brian Cowen commented that Ireland had lost a true friend who “worked valiantly for the cause of peace on this island.”

The sentiments are not overblown. The Massachusetts senator was for four decades the Irish Government’s staunchest ally on Capitol Hill. He first became involved in Ireland in 1971 when he told the U.S. Senate that, “Ulster is becoming Britain’s Vietnam” and that British troops should be withdrawn.Such statements aroused deep resentment in the British establishment.

When as a reporter in London I asked Lord Hailsham, then-Lord Chancellor, what effect such interventions by Irish Americans like Senator Kennedy would have on British policy on Ireland, he retorted angrily: “Those Roman Catholic bastards, how dare they interfere!”

Kennedy grew uneasy however about being associated with Irish American groups supporting violence to achieve the same goal of a united Ireland. In 1972 he sought out John Hume in Derry for advice.

As leader of the moderate nationalist party, the Social Democratic and Labour Party, in Northern Ireland, Hume was a prominent critic of pro-IRA sentiment among Irish Americans.

The senator was so impressed with the former Derry schoolteacher’s impassioned argument for constitutional reform that from then on he aligned himself with Hume on Irish issues.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Did Not Have To Take That Call,Ya’ll!

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is a Texas congresswoman who has made news for all the wrong reasons as of late.First,she wanted to introduce a bill to the House of Representatives that “recognizes Michael Jackson as a global humanitarian.”

Now, Rep. Jackson Lee is being accused of not recognizing her constituents.During a town hall meeting on health care,a cancer survivor asked Rep Jackson Lee a question that went unanswered.Why is that,you ask? Rep. Jackson Lee was talking to someone on her cell phone!

Since many who are in the political stratosphere are being branded as “elitists“,I do not think it was wise of her to even appear to be ignoring any of her constituents.Rep. Jackson Lee really did not have to take that call,ya’ll!And,now,I think that she realizes that!

Instead of doing interviews that make the situation even worse,Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee should have issued an apology in the form of a written statement. That would have nipped the controversy right in the bud!

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Hillary Clinton: “My Husband Is Not Secretary Of State,I Am”

Hillary Clinton is a proven spitfire.You could almost see the flames coming out of her mouth when a student asked a question she didn’t like during her visit in the Congo.

Here’s what caused Hillary Clinton to lose some of her composure from The Telegraph:

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has snapped at a Congolese university student after, as she heard it, he asked what her husband thought about an international financial matter.

“My husband is not secretary of state, I am,” she said. “I am not going to be channelling my husband.”

Mrs Clinton was speaking in Kinshasa during a seven-nation trip through Africa.

“You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?” she asked incredulously when the student raised a question about a multibillion-dollar Chinese loan offer to Congo.

“If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion,” she said. “I am not going to be channelling my husband.”

The moderator quickly moved on.

State Department officials said the student approached Mrs Clinton afterward and told her he had meant to ask what Mr Obama, not Bill Clinton, thought about the Chinese loan. A senior Clinton aide said that Mrs Clinton assured the student not to worry about it.

The question, according to the State Department translation, went like this:

“Thank you. Mrs Clinton, we’ve all heard about the Chinese contracts in this country. The interference is from the World Bank against this contract. What does Mr. Clinton think through the mouth of Mrs. Clinton and what does Mr. Mutombo think on this situation? Thank you very much.”

It was unclear whether the French-speaking student or translator had erred. Either way, she was not pleased at the mention of her husband’s name.Mrs Clinton quickly recovered her cool and moved on to other subjects.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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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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