Really? An older woman who admits she said the "N" word years ago loses a lot of her advertisers and book deal because of the admission of that in a civil suit that she will win or lose? When rappers and Blacks currently use the word all the time, she's punished financially for being a less than intelligent white woman growing up in the South? I think it is real overkill and while I could care less about Paula Deen, this is all ridiculous. If you don't want to watch her shows or buy her products ,don't spend money or time on them. I personally feel Rush and Fox et al much more deserving of losing money and sponsors. Grow up. it's a word.
Ok, I'm past the shocked feelings from watching the devastation and back to practical...do insurance companies still insure homes along Tornedo Alley that have no basement shelter? Why should people keep rebuilding in this kind of area, reminiscent of insecure environmental areas and conditions like New Orleans?
These people live with this kind of weather and devastation. They had warning the day before. Why were those kids in school? Why didn't people just move out when warned? I'm sorry for those who lost lives and homes but intelligently speaking, these weather conditions occur every year and because of global warming will happen more intensely.
This is not God-made or planned...it's weather, hot and cold coming together and Oklahoma is one of those states that expects tornadoes. These teary stories are part of human condition and news media knows how to milk them.
I like that people come together, despite race, religion, politics etc. in tragedy but it's too bad that it takes a tragedy to produce that love and caring.
And BTW we wreak this kind of devastation on foreign countries without the sympathy for those killed.
I give credit to the FBI for finding their photos and the quick search for them and find. It's a relief that the suspect is now in custody and will able to provide more information. But really? It turns out that a negotiator could have been brought in a lot sooner and there could have been less firefight considering he was one man against so much more artillery and men. This whole police procedure seemed more military oriented.
As glad as I am about the final outcome and we still don't know if he'll live to tell, I kept wondering about the whole procedure.
This report, in a quieter week, would have been a news story, not only because of what the final report stated but that it took 12 years to make some somewhat soft but pointed accusations about Bush Inc.
Connecting that story and the Bush lowering of American laws on torture and terror can explain some of the knee-jerk conclusions on who is a terrorist and whether justice should be different for the "other".
Connect the dots. Bush/Cheney's years in office still have impact on our lives today. Obama has continued some of the same policies. Until we have elected politicians who have the courage to do the right thing for the people, history will repeat itself.
Even though Bono doesn't technically live in her desert community
anymore, it's hard to believe that
Ruiz is leading or winning in such a conservative area, albeit with
a Hispanic population. This is another great election story among many.
Thank God Obama won, thanks to a lot of people's hard work and tenacity
but let's see some changes in the next four years. Congressional Republicans
should be made to cooperate this time around. This is what I'd like to see:
A real investigation into voter suppression, padding, eliminating, electronic voting machines etc.
so we don't have a repeat of Bush v Gore or even these past elections in Ohio, Florida, et al.
Some of the promises made originally by Obama come to fruition.
Troops really leaving Afghanistan.
A real climate change plan and an audacious energy plan put into action. Global energy companies are
way ahead of us and are claiming land here...
A buy-in to Medicare for those under 65
Real justice on the Supreme Court and in the Justice Dept. Clean house.
And this time around, sell anything positive done by the White House loudly, clearly and in simple language
even the right-wing nuts can wrap their pea brains around. The message was so unclear this time around.
PR isn't rocket science. Do it right this time.
I wouldn't blame Hillary for wanting to step down as Sec. of State.