Ir has been reported that comedian Bill Maher has pledged one million dollars to a super PAC supporting President Obama's reelection bid. Why would he do that? Publicity? Probably. To draw attention to himself is the most probable reason I can think of. To announce and to publicize his progressive beliefs to the world, I suppose.
In an SF Weekly blog Erin Sherbert wrote:
"Paranoid Republican Rep. Bob Morris reportedly accused the Girl Scouts of being a radical branch of Planned Parenthood. More specifically, he said the youngsters are out there promoting homosexuality and abortion, one cookie at a time. He's convinced that the Girl Scouts are a bunch of radical lesbian feminists..."
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It's reported that President Obama said . . .
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton blasted Russia and China as "despicable" for opposing U.N. Security Council action on Syria, and more than 60 nations began planning a civilian peacekeeping mission to deploy after the Damascus regime halts a brutal crackdown on the opposition.
How much longer will it be before the people of the United States become so fed up with the ever-worsening conditions at home and the continual "all talk, no action" arrogance of the federal government that they talk themselves into outbreaks similar to the violent foreign mass insurrections right here in U.S. city streets? If that were to happen, what would be the reaction of the currently ruling regime? The president and congress. Would they order the military to lay down their arms? Or use them against the radicals? Would the government leaders step down from their thrones of power? Or would there be retaliative shelling attacks on the howling mobs, on the insurgents? On the criminal fringe guerrillas -- on the civilian "freedom fighters?"
Of course that could not possibly happen here in our enlightened nation, in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Of course not.
You realize, don't you, that I am describing a scenario lifted from an upcoming blockbuster of a fiction novel.
Protests in Afghanistan over burning of Korans
In response to the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base, some are questioning whether the parade of apologies from the U.S. government may do more harm than good.
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Could this also be the seed of another best-seller fiction novel?
BORN ON THIS DAY
(Bob, not Robert)
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
--George Bernard Shaw