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Social Networking’s Role In Middle East Protests


Sites such as Twitter,Facebook have been and still are, BIG FACTORS in the protests in the Middle East.

“Internet tools like Facebook and Twitter are playing key roles in ongoing political protests in the Middle East. But some scholars say it’s really the people who are putting their lives on the line who should get the credit, not technology. (Feb. 18)”

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Spring Fever Across The East Coast


A brief day of warmth.

“Winter-weary northeast residents are soaking up a day of unusually warm weather. It’s a brief reprieve before wind and cold come back to the area over the weekend. (Feb. 18)”

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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in Current Events, Off The Beaten Path

 

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Krauthammer: “GOP Wants Change,Obama & Unions Want “Status Quo”


Charles Krauthammer, to his CREDIT was very, very gusty on President Barak Obama’s decision to side with the WI government unions in what is going on over there. For that, he not only got a lecture from Governor Scott Walker on the NEED to simply BUTT OUT and tend to the NEED for him (President Obama) to work on balancing the federal budget, but also proves what Mr. Krauthammer has said that the GOP is REALLY NOW the party of new ideas and change, not the Democrats, President Obama or the unions.

From the Town Hall website:

“Doesn’t truth and clarity just refresh your senses?”

With MANY THANKS to both joegerarden and YouTube. Watch Video Here:

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in Current Events, Headliner, Politics

 

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Wisconsin Senators Found In Illinois, Avoiding Tough Questions


In this video, two of the thirteen Wisconsin Democratic Senators who fled WI for Rockford IL, where for a very short time interviewed as to why they with the other WI State Senators have not gone back to Madison, WI.

The interviewer, from the tea party movement, to his credit kept asking at least one of them tough questions.Good for this interviewer, keep up the good work.

Here is the names of those two WI Democratic State Senators in this short posting below.

“I found two senators who fled Wisconsin down in Rockford at the Clocktower Inn and here is the video I captured of both of them. Their names are: Robert Jauch and Jim Holperin.”

With MANY THANKS to both rockfordteaparty and YouTube. Watch Video Here:

 

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A Profile In Courage: WI Governor Scott Walker “Not Going To Be Bullied, Intimidated”


The Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, (R/WI), is truly a “profile in courage”, standing up to not only massive protests by members of public-sector state employees but also to President Barak Obama and the Democratic Party. At the same time, it has made members of his party stronger for doing what needed to be done.

“If anything, I think it’s made the Republicans in the Assembly and the Senate stronger,” he told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren in an interview Thursday night. “They’re not going to be bullied. They’re not going to be intimidated.”

Walker also fired back at President Obama, who sided with the public employees, saying on Fox News Friday, “We are focused on balancing our budget. It would be wise for the government and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budgets, which they are a long way off from doing.”

The above words come from a man whom, IMHO, is a profile in courage. He will not let public sector unions bully him what to do, not sway him away from what he was elected to do, make the important decisions that are necessary in these tough economic times.

The who issue stems from WI public workers upset over the issue of the plan to require them to pay to receive pension and healthcare benefits as well to also remove collected bargining rights from some members.

At a time when many people in the private sectors, if not having lost there jobs, have to cope with decreased hours or cuts in pay, to see the public employees become very unrealistic during this very difficult economic time makes for resentment that is not called for.

What is worse is President Barak Obama and the Democrats getting involved at a time when Washington D.C. has not shown any good examples in the efforts to balance the federal budget, not putting actions to the words he says, of the needs to “live within your means”. President Obama, you have to walk the walk as well as talk the talk.

Added to that, with a group of  WI State Democratic Senators having decided to take off and having not returned, Gov. Walker also have said:”Walker’s words are his latest attempt to goad state Democrats back to the capitol to vote on his plan. He held a press conference on Thursday afternoon, urging them to return to the state after some fled to neighboring Illinois in order to avoid state law enforcement from bringing them back to Madison.

Asked if he has the authority to retrieve them out-of-state, Walker said, “That’s a really big question for us.

“I mean, the bottom line is very — very much similar to when you’ve had redistricting battles, lawmakers go to other states, as well, from other states,” he said. “I think in Texas and Oklahoma years ago, that happened. Again, I hope it doesn’t get to that. That would be ridiculous.”

A word of advice, hang in there Governor Walker, this soon shall pass.

With MANY THANKS to both The Hill and Jordan Fabian. Read More Here:WI Governor Nor GOP Will Not Be Bullied\”

 

 

 
 

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