Politicians Are Fighting Mad, at the News Media from the New York Times reports that politicians, like the public, have had it with the media. Even the Democratic base who are the mainstream media's darlings, are fretting and frothing.
News media experts say that an attack-the-press strategy can make sense as a pure political play. While polling has shown that majorities of Republicans and conservatives have long harbored suspicions about the news media, there has been a surge in negative feelings among Democrats and liberals.
The biennial Pew Research Center poll on public attitudes about the news media found last year that much of the growth in negative perceptions about the media has been driven by Democrats. For the first time last year, a majority of Democrats, 59 percent, said that reporting from news organizations is often inaccurate. That figure was just 43 percent in 2007.
Airline passengers and civil liberties groups have expressed disgust and outrage at new security measures that are tantamount to 'foreplay'.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration trialled a new pat-down technique at Logan International Airport and is now rolling out the measures to all 450 of its airports.
The technique, described as 'horribly invasive' by a passengers rights group, involves security staff sliding their hand over passengers bodies, rather than patting them down, if they object to going through full-body imaging scanners.
The "Ingraham Angle" with Laura Ingraham on "The O'Reilly Factor" involved an analysis of President Obama's interview with Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show".
O'Reilly commented on the negative reaction Obama received in the media for going on this venue, diminishing his stature. Ingraham agreed and commented that while Stewart said Obama was timid in his legislative agenda, she contended that it was in fact quite aggressive and not at all what the American people wanted.
Ingraham strongly emphasized how diminished President Obama was by this interview and the desperation it seems to show on his part.
"You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine. Your marriage is not a valid one," he intoned as the couple held up their hands in prayer, blissfully unaware of what was being said.
Dismissing them as pork-eating "infidels", the employee went on: "You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage. One of you is an infidel. The other too is an infidel and, we have reason to believe, an atheist who does not even believe in an infidel religion.
"You fornicate and make a lot of children. You drink and you eat pork. Most of the children that you have are marked with spots and blemishes."
The big issue in 2008 until the financial meltdown on September 15, 2008 was the war in Iraq - the issue that helped catapult President Obama to the Democrat Party nomination. It is assumed that the economy will be the big issue of the 2012 presidential race.
Now, however, the specter of national security threats has raised its ugly head - the latest several bomb packages headed for Chicago. This could change the array of GOP challengers - enter General David Petraeus who has steadfastly declared his intention not to run - but perhaps could be persuaded to serve his country once more in its highest office.
One of the packages was found aboard a cargo plane in Dubai, the other in England. Preliminary tests indicated the packages contained the powerful industrial explosive PETN, the same chemical used in the Christmas attack, U.S. officials said. The tests had not been confirmed.
In the U.S., cargo planes were searched up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and an Emirates Airlines passenger jet was escorted down the coast to New York by American fighter jets.
No explosives were found aboard those planes, though the investigation was continuing on at least two.
Flynn said that the media is liberally saturated in Minnesota and that the governor's race is much closer than the polls would indicate. He doesn't know a conservative that will sit this race out.
Ingraham said it is telling that President Obama has had to campaign in the bluest of states. Flynn said the liberal media that won't cover Ingraham's stage rendition of "The Obama Diaries" are tanking.
Ingraham said that Flynn's new book is a prequel of when Mitch Rapp got involved in his covert activities. He said the book will soon be into production.
McClung reported that Catholics are being insulted by a Democratic party offshoot in Minnesota. He said the state has some of the highest taxes in the country and Pawlenty helped bring the unemployment down.
Ingraham pointed out that Target was founded in part by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton. MoveOn.org jumped all over Target for gave money to Minnesota Forward because they alleged it was against gay marriage - which is patently false. McClung ran an ad for Dayton's opponent Tom Emmer. Ingraham said Target is highly rated in its treatment of gay employees.
One has to wonder how many "Lost Boys" - children trained to murder and maim - will be allowed if the US has this policy.
The U.N.'s top advocate for child soldiers, Radhika Coomaraswamy, told Turtle Bay she was "very disappointed" by U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to waive a prohibition on military assistance to foreign armies that employ youths in their fighting ranks. But she urged the U.S. military to use its influence to convince these countries to sign pacts with the U.N. designed to end the conscription of children.
"We are very disappointed -- we didn't see it coming," she said in an interview today. Coomaraswamy, a Sri Lankan national who serves as the U.N. secretary-general's special representative for Children in Armed Conflict, said that her office is not in the position to "second guess a security decision" by the United States, but that she would now urge the U.S. military to use its influence to convince these governments to sign U.N. action plans that are designed to release thousands of child soldiers from military service. She said she would press her case with the U.S. mission to the United Nations and then travel to Washington to make her case, hopefully with the Pentagon.
The president will visit Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta — the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Muslim house of worship in the world — during his swing through the country Nov. 9-10. Islam is the dominant religion in populous Indonesia, making it the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.
No doubt the Tom Friedmans of the world will use this as another reason he would like to have us be China for a day.
The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, as measured by the standard test used to gauge how well the systems handle mathematical calculations, said Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings.
Bachmann said the city is pumped for Ingraham's "The Obama Diaries" show. She said the GOP candidates are taking nothing for granted and will be ready to put together a conservative agenda. She also announced a rally for this final pre-midterm election. She said there will be an all-star cast and then people can go to "The Obama Diaries" show.