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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bitter tears at CNN, and a chance for improvement.

I watched the election returns last night.  CNN, Fox News, and Al Jazeera were the stations I kept up on, with a few short breaks tuning in ABC.

Al Jazeera was the most unbiased, since they largely detest Americans of any stripe and didn't have an axe to grind.

Fox ran too many of those segments where they bring in obscure technocrats and ask them what they think. Who cares?

CNN was really interesting.  At one point , as it became apparent that this was a good night for Republicans, I honestly thought Wolfe Blitzer was going to cry.  CNN is spending all it's time this morning explaining why this is not good news for the Republicans, and why Hispanics and Blacks still hate Republicans, so the Republicans can't be successful long term. That may actually be true. The numbers being bandied about this morning indicate that only 38 percent of the voting public showed up at the polls. "Young" voters, which means the twenty somethings, seem to have just forgotten the election, Fox says only 9% of them voted.  Blacks stayed home in large numbers, because their beloved Barack Obama wasn't on the ballot and that seems to be the only thing many of them cared about.



CNN got in a couple of oblique snide remarks about active duty military and veterans, basically saying they were a Republican voting block, and implying that showed their lack of judgement and common sense.  CNN has never been friendly to the military or to veterans, so I'm not particularly shocked at that.


I don't know how much voter fraud took place, but you can bet there was a lot of it. As long as the federal government facilitates voter fraud on the part of illegals, and winks at people who vote twice, it will go on.


20 comments:

  1. I can remember a time when the job of a news agency was to report the news - not try to remake it. And you knew the truth of what was being reported because Walter Cronkite said so.

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    1. I remember that too. But last night, it was obvious that CNN was spinning the news to make the Democrats look good. They were even urging people to get out and vote at the last minute for Democratic candidates, and they ran a story about how important it was for the Democratic base to get out and vote. This before the polls began to close.

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  2. CNN = Communist Network News. As for the Dems celebrating a convicted felon, did you really expect anything better? They have no shame and their depravity has no bounds. Here in Maine they have been pushing legalization for recreational marihuana for the last couple of years after they won approval on the medical use and promised they would not seek legalization of recreational use. Now they have just done so and frighteningly have won in Portland and South Portland two of the biggest cities in southern Maine. Can't imagine what they have in store for us next.

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    1. No, but it's discouraging. I know why they do it, but I wonder that they don't realize they are giving the country away to retain a hold on power when they pander to illegals and minorities. I fully expect Obama to try to sign into law some kind of amnesty now that he doesn't have to care what anybody thinks anymore. If he ever did.

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  3. I don't see how anything has really changed with the exception of that we don't have to worry about the Senate ratifying the UN Small arms agreement for at least two years. That is something, I guess. 2 years of breathing room.

    Obama still controls the 3 and 4 letter agencies that are consistently running over our Constitutional rights and unless they can marshal enough votes to override a veto then he can still make law by executive order.

    The national debt is still there with no real practical way to repay it... EVER, with a collapse still very near on the horizon. The military is still a shadow of its former self now with fewer officers that can be depended on to defy any unconstitutional orders coming down the line. Said military has been hollowed out to the point that a standoff between us and either Russia or China could go badly and certainly will if they team up against us. Many other countries no longer fear us and are developing their own nuclear weapons with impunity and in some cases like Iran are doing so WITH the pResidents help it seems.

    The petrodollar is almost finished, with more and more country buying oil in other currency than the dollar.

    I could go on and on, but you get the idea. A majority in the Senate sounds nice and maybe a few small things will change, but nothing of substance.

    Yes I enjoyed the night last night just to see individuals like that witch, Wendy "I like killings babies" Davis, in Texas go down in defeat. But the Buzz is over now and reality still rules.

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    1. I can't really say I disagree with anything you said. Things have been going downhill for so long that I tend now to just grasp at anything positive, without giving much consideration to the long term ramifications of any one current event. I was a life long Republican but for the last 20 years I haven't had much respect for them either. At least they aren't as bad about gun grabbing or as outright stupid about Islam as Obama and his clutch of arrogant fools in D.C. have been.

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  4. I hope I'm wrong but I can see Obama EOing anything he wants and congress too afraid of the racist label to do much more than whine about it. And THEN Mcshame and Lindsey Gramnesty will form a gang of whatever and get into bed with the Socialist in chief for all sorts of things.
    End result is another Clinton pos as potus and a dem senate in '16.
    Hope I'm wrong.

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    1. I watched Obama's speech today and he said flat out he is going to defy the constitution and make law with imperial decrees, though he used honeyed phrases to say it. NPR, the mouthpiece of the Democratic party, had a radio story speculating that Obama will grant amnesty to all illegal aliens living in the country who have anchor babies. NPR said that would be about five million but non-partisan think tanks put the number much higher.

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  5. The spineless Republicans have already said that impeachment is off the table. What does Obummer have to fear now? McCain will take over chairmanship of Armed Services Committee....he is chomping at the bit for war in Iraq and Ukraine. Dirty Harry and the wicked witch of San Francisco got their wings clipped a little, but probably not for long. The trainwreck is going ahead full steam, I'm afraid.

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    1. If nothing else the election results are evidence that Americans who care enough to vote (38 percent this time) repudiate Obama and his party to the extent that the Dems lost a few seats in both houses. I don't know if this will have any bearing on arresting the downward spiral in the long term.

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  6. I watched CNN as well last night. When Wolf could see the way things were turning, he looked like he had been hit with a wet mop!
    I don't know how much things will change in the immediate future, but somebody sure got sent a message in last nights mid-terms.

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    1. I thought he was going to go all boo hoo right there on tv. It was a sweet moment. Like you, I'm not sure what all this means in the long run but I was happy to see some changes. I detest Harry Reid with all my heart and am ecstatic to see him humiliated.

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  7. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Yeah' I am glad the republicans won. However like I said before. They (The Republicans) are just as screwed up as the demo's thanks to the Patriot act etc.

    I don't trust either one of the bastard parties.

    As per CNN giving veterans and active military crap. I hope when the collapse happens, all those CNN communist, progressive, socialist's, sons of bitches, hippe inbred bastards' all get butt raped and eaten alive by muslim cannibals.

    Yeah I know that was harsh, but it was fun writing it and I love a good coffee fueled rant.

    Nothin' rubs me wrong more than anyone "disrespecting" active duty military and veterans.

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    1. Don't watch CNN then, CC you might stroke out. I don't care for CNN, which is ironic because I remember when it first came on and how happy I was to have a 24 hour news program. It was amazing. But much has changed since they were just Headline News.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      I won't stroke out at watching CNN (Cannibal News Network)

      I vent my frustration by 'ranting' I don't like staying angry especially something that is out of my control.
      I thought about shooting the TV, however that would be 'self defeating'

      For me its best just to cut loose with a full barrage of 'F' Words and other choice anglo saxon sayings that are considered taboo in polite society.
      I feel better afterwords, great stress reliever.

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    3. I think if I were you, I'd take a lot of long walks on the beach at sunset and sunrise. When I lived on Emerald Island, I loved doing that. Nothing is more tranquil.

      I take all kinds of medicine for high blood pressure but I still have to watch it with getting really angry, it can make me feel kind of crummy for a while.

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  8. I'm with the comment above. I don't trust either party.

    Politics revolve so much on money now. With that comes greed. Who backs who? Who has the most money? It's sickening.

    I just want to know what you really stand for, and what you are going to do for the people. Obama talked about change, but wasn't always clear on what changes would occur. I haven't liked the changes for the most part!

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  9. Alissa. I am sure that most people who come here agree with those sentiments. I certainly do. I wouldn't give a tinkers damn for either party. In this case it is just the lesser of two evils.

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  10. WE fortunately don't even get CNN, all we have is a broadcast antenna to receive TV. I still see a lot of spin whenever the major network toadies are drooling on their silk ties before the camera, but I find it interesting that the local TV crews are far more circumspect and less spin-driven - some might even be Republicans!
    I don't trust the Republican Elites any more than the Socialist Elites among the rich Democrat slave-holders, but at least the Tea Party has fractured the absolute top-down control run by many Elites in various areas.

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    1. I have to have satellite here. I live on a mountain top, but there are higher mountains all around me. They block any signals that might be orginating in Atlanta or Chattanooga. I do get the Atlanta channels, though, so I can keep up with events in the capitol. Not that they are ever very encouraging, but sometimes there's good news there.

      The people who run this society, with some notable exceptions, are running it for their own benefit, regardless of party affiliation. I had high hopes of the tea party, but once the "establishment" Republican Party set out to destroy them, their positive influence was severely degraded. The Tea Party are still good folks, they just get blocked at every turn by the self serving .

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