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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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TREASON is a strong word

And it applies. Why isn't the Justice Department indicting House GOP Congressman Jason Chaffetz?

While attempting to use the death of American government officials in Libya to help Mitt Romney’s election bid, fellow Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz, and his House Republican colleagues on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, outed a classified CIA operation, on C-SPAN no less, endangering American national security.


Oh but, as the saying goes, it gets better.

Chaffetz and company were using the death of the US ambassador to Libya, and others, to try to smear the President for “security lapses,” and as the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank points out in a great scoop, Chaffetz and company managed to create their own massive security lapse.

It would be funny if it weren’t so dangerous.

In a nutshell, the State Department was briefing the congressional Republicans, at an open hearing that the Republicans called, and were showing commercially-available satellite images of the area of the attack. Suddenly, Republican Chaffetz and GOP Committee chair Darrell Issa (another piece of work) both suggested that the images showed classified information that could endanger current ongoing operations in the area. As Milbank points out, this confirmed two things – one, that the picture was apparently of a CIA base, and two, that the base might still be in operation even after the attack that killed our ambassador.


Punished for giving a cold man a blanket

Detroit paramedic: I'm being punished for giving a cold man a blanket

By Charlie LeDuff
FOX 2 News Reporter

DETROIT -- A Detroit paramedic says he is in trouble for breaking the rules. His offense? Giving a cold man a blanket.

Top brass tell us employees must have permission to hand out "department property", but that blanket was one of many donated to the department to help people in need.

Ladies and gentlemen, this might be the most ridiculous and bone-headed Detroit ambulance story yet. It started two weeks ago when a house caught on fire. An old cripple man lived inside. They brought him outside. He was in his underwear. It was cold. He was shivering. You give him a blanket, right? Right. Then guess what happened?

"I'm being punished for giving a man a blanket," said paramedic Jeff Gaglio.

He called in sick Wednesday, sick to his stomach after being punished for giving away city-owned property.

"Yesterday I got notified that I'll be brought up on EMS departmental charges," Gaglio said.

What's that mean?

"I'm being punished. I'm being punished for giving a man a blanket, something that would seem like a common, every day courtesy. Something that any man or woman would do in the City of Detroit, give a freezing man a blanket. I'm being punished for it."

Who's punishing him?

"The chief of EMS Jerald James."

You know what makes this story even more outrageous? The city didn't even pay for the blankets. Matt Cahillane, president of Firefighter Support Services, donated them.

"Anybody who's been displaced by a fire, that's what they're for," he said.

Does he mind people having to keep the blankets?

"I think that's what they're for."



You can send the Paramedic some extra blankets this Christmas-
send blankets to jeff gaglio, c/o detroit fire department headquarters, 250 w. larned, detroit, michigan 48226

BREAKING: Poll - 7% think PBS spending makes up HALF of all Federal Spending.

Polling data says 7% of the American public actually believes that
the Corporation for Public Broadcasting makes up OVER 50% of all
federal government spending.

An amazing 22% believe that
Public Broadcasting accounts for ten percent or more of all
federal government spending.

See question number 39.


(The actual number is 0.012% of 2011's federal spending, by the way)

(What a sad commentary of the state of our Union).

Even country-singers have wised up.

( and another one--the original tune)

Seven-Eleven says....it will be the President

Most Underrated 2012 Poll: The One on 7-Eleven Coffee Cups

The President is ahead, according to this unscientific poll.

It has been right the last three elections too...



Rogers: Group secretly working on budget fix

Source: Livingston County Press

A bipartisan committee of Congress is meeting in secret to prevent members and supporters of both major parties from influencing how to avoid automatic budget cuts Jan. 1, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, (8th MI)R-Brighton, said last week.

By law, the president Jan. 2 will be required to order the automatic cuts, a process known as sequestration, if at least $1.2 trillion in budget-deficit reduction isn't identified by Congress by that time.

Among the victims of the cuts would be the U.S. military.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 followed the failure of a congressional supercommittee to outline $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade.


Read more: http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20121001/NEWS01/210010310/Rogers-Group-secretly-working-budget-fix?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage

So the House Intelligence Committee chooses to announce his secret meetings in a candidate forum in a small town...

Hey- I think I found where those Intelligence leaks in Congress are coming from!

"Scientific American" explains why airplane windows don't roll down.

You also have to read the comments following the article.


The difference between republicans and democrats

Could not be clearer:

Disabled WWII and Korean War Veteran Faces Eviction, Freddie Mac Refuses to Return Calls

A WWII and Korean War Veteran, who had a stroke last year is facing eviction, along with his wife and disabled daughter. Mrs. Scott has tried to contact Freddie Mac to ask them to help her, but they will not return her calls.

“We don’t want a handout,” Sally Scott said from the porch of her Creve Coeur home. “We just want a fair deal, and we want someone to actually talk to us.”

Sally said she has never spoken to a representative from Freddie Mac over the phone or in person, even when they put her home into foreclosure several months ago

SBS who services their loan, said if they could talk Freddie Mac into rescinding the Foreclosure, they would work something out with the loan. Freddie Mac was bailed out by taxpayer dollars at over $120 billion! I think they owe it to this Veteran to give them a damn phone call!!



Secretary Clinton's remarks on the events yesterday

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked yesterday about the events in several countries, and
talks about our relationship with that area of the world- remarks at the U.S.- Morocco Strategic Dialogue.

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