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September 20th News Bits and Pieces: Terrorism, ACORN, Governor Paterson, and 30 Rock

First off, sorry for the lack of posts this weekend, it’s been extremely busy.  This week is going to busy as well, but I’m going to try my hardest to have time to post on a semi-regular schedule.  But for now, here’s your bits and pieces:

News and Politics

Urgent probe underway of possible Al Qaeda-linked terror plot

This one really scared me.  I’m just beyond happy that they were able to nip this in the bud before anything happened.  If they were direct links to Al-Qaeda then they obviously meant business.  Score 1 for the U.S.

NY governor ignores pressure to end election quest

Ahh Governor Paterson, you’re just in your own world.  He currently has some of the lowest numbers of any New York Governor, but he’s still standing firm in his plans to seek re-election.  That’s determination right there.  Personally, I don’t care either way because I don’t live in New York.  However, I do know that the longer he stays and the further his poll numbers drop, the more likely it is that a Republican has a shot for the seat.

President Says ACORN Should Be Investigated

Honestly, I’m surprised he knows anything about the scandal.  I’m glad that he thinks an investigation is in order, but his comments were dismissive of the issue.  “It’s not something I’ve followed closely” were his exact words, and I just don’t see the reason for that.  While he’s right in saying that it’s not the biggest issue facing our country, I do think it’s a much bigger issue than something to just place on the back burner.

Ex-aide says Edwards fathered mistress’ child

I’m sure this “ex-aid” is extremely reliable, but I believe it even without his/her anonymous help.  John Edwards is the scum of the earth and this doesn’t really surprise me one bit.  Is it not bad enough to have an affair with a woman while your dying wife lies in the hospital?  So, you have to go and have a child with her?  Zero. Morals.

ACORN scaling back or shutting down in many cities

Goooood, this is a good start and the first step to totally erasing ACORN from the map.  I think if an organization that did what ACORN was made to existed, it would be very beneficial to society.  ACORN is just so very corrupt that it’s impossible for them to do anything honestly.  They can’t even be honest about why they’re shutting down: they say it has a lot to do with the economy, but wouldn’t a recession be prime time for a group that profits off people that make little money trying to get any government programs their eligible for?

Entertainment

’30 Rock’ Wins Top Comedy Emmy

Dang, I was pulling for “The Office” to take the top comedy spot this year!  I don’t even know if it was nominated, but I think it’s funnier than 30 Rock, Tina Fey must choose the winner.  I also can’t believe that American Idol hasn’t won best reality show.  I didn’t realize anyone watched “The Amazing Race” and it’s won for the past 7 years.  You learn something new every day.

High School Students Flunk Civics Test

This is just sad.  If I were Oklahoma, I’d be very discouraged right about now.  It’s totally unacceptable that a mere 25% know who the first president of the United States is.  I’m sure that these same results are found throughout the country but that’s no excuse.  92% of immigrants who take this test pass, why can’t actual citizens of the country do the same?

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The Conservative Journal Seal of Approval: Barack Obama

That’s right readers, Barack Obama receives The Conservative Journals very first “Seal of Approval” distinction.  Isn’t it ironic that some one who I very rarely have anything at all positive to say about wins the first of these coveted awards?

Anyway, Barack acheived this great honor with his surprisingly quick action regarding the Somali pirates taking Captain Richard Phillips hostage.  Though Barack was not the one that actually gunned down the scallywags, he did OKAY the sniper’s “extermination” of the motley crew.  The shoot out resulted in the death of 3 of the 4 pirates, while the lone survivor suffered serious injuries and is now in custody.  It’s truly a miracle that everyone on the hijacked ship made it alive.  That should teach those swashbucklers to live us alone!

Good job Barack!  Hopefully you can do more things worthy of this honorary distinction.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

Also, at the start of this hostage situation, many of us had our doubts on what action our dear Prez would take.  Though I am pleased he got the job done quickly, a cartoon was e-mailed to me during the days of speculation, and I think it’s too clever to not post it.  This is from Dennis “Bones” Evers:

Thankfully, this wasn't the case during the weekend's events.

Thankfully, this wasn't the case during the weekend's events.

If you have any cartoons you have made, or some you think are great, please send them in!  I will be sure to post everything that I receive, as long as it’s appropriate.  Of course, I have a very broad sense of what’s appropriate, so it’s probably fine.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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