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AP Wire
May 29, 2014
1. WHY OBAMA IS SPEAKING OUT ON FOREIGN POLICY
 
His speech at West Point was part of a concerted White House effort to answer critics and stress the point that not every problem has a military solution.
 
2. MAYA ANGELOU, POET AND AUTHOR, DIES AT 86
 
Her memoir, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," made Angelou one of the first black women to enjoy mainstream literary success.
 
3. PRESSURE BUILDS ON SHINSEKI TO RESIGN
 
An investigation finds systemic problems in the VA's sprawling nationwide system, which provides medical care to about 6.5 million veterans each year
 
4. APPLE BUYS HEADPHONE MAKER, MUSIC STREAMER BEATS FOR $3B
 
It's the most expensive acquisition in Apple's 38-year history, a price that the company is paying to counter a threat posed to its iTunes store.
 
5. HOW SNOWDEN JUSTIFIES LEAKS
 
He says in a TV interview that he believes he served his country in exposing the NSA's surveillance programs.
 
6. WAISTLINES BULGING AROUND THE GLOBE
 
More than 2 billion people — almost a third of the world's population — are now overweight or obese, according to a global analysis.
 
7. ANOTHER HEADACHE AS WORLD CUP APPROACHES
 
The worst drought in 80 years is hitting Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and site of the tournament's opener.
 
8. WHAT'S BECOME A REASON TO CELEBRATE
 
"Divorce parties" are on the rise, many with cakes featuring weapon-wielding brides or gloomy black frosting on upside-down tiers.
 
9. ACTRESS AIMS TO SHIELD HOLLYWOOD'S YOUNGEST
 
Kristen Bell is leading a campaign to rid the media of paparazzi images of celebrities' kids.
 
10. MAN U, TAMPA BAY BUCS LOSE OWNER
 
Malcolm Glazer, whose poor health in recent years kept him from being involved in day-to-day operations of either of his sports franchises, dies at 85.

Comments

Straightjacket

8. people are a real disappointment, how do they hold hands and smile while receiving gifts on a wedding day then turn around and have weapon yielding bridesmaid on a cake from a divorce the next day? What happened to truth, honesty and commitment? See what you have to look forward to same sex marriage folks, enjoy your future.

Straightjacket

Obama at West Point? I bet that went over well.

Straightjacket

That tells a story.

Harry Kovaire

He skipped over how well he administers their Veterans Affairs (or micromismanages War strategy).

Lanivan

Ben-gaaaa-zi!

Harry Kovaire

hee hee hee. It's funny when people die.

I am thrilled to see that your humor has elevated above your earlier RACIST remarks. Assuming you don't expire prematurely from all this terrible gun violence or awaiting VA services, I look forward to your continued evolution.

We got the bubble headed
Bleached blonde
Comes on at five
She can tell you 'bout the plane crash
With a gleam in her eye
It's interesting when people die
Give us dirty laundry

~ Don Henley

Lanivan

I haven't put color in my hair for years, so you can't mean me. I'm so relieved I'm not the subject of your introspection. You are correct on one point however. One can have dealings with people of any race - go to college with them, marry them, even work with them or live next door to them - or with them! - and still fit into the racist category. I know these things, having been taught by conservative psychology professors.

Okey-dokey! Have it your way......Ben-gaaaa-zi! :'-(

Harry Kovaire

I am calling foul. Any unbiased referees? (pffft... right).

You can choose:

A. Always get the last word.

or

B. Pull the teary-eyed, frowny face emoticon.

not both.

Harry was winning the race,
When Lani pulled out an ace!
Nobody expects
her to play the weak sex
with a teary-eyed, frowny face!

Lanivan

A. or B. That is the question. How should I answer?

Rather than answer, perhaps I should consider this: "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers". Voltaire.

Hmmmmm.....WWOD??

Why do I love thee, O Night? Because you know I will never answer..".

Barry Soetoro

And along comes Barry
Who loves Lani and Harry
Despite how different they appear
He claims his calendar is now clear
For the rest of the year
Awaiting the Summit of Beer

Lanivan

Occasionally there are posters so dear,
They bring with their words truth and cheer.
While seldom Vlad or Harry -
I'm thinking Barry!

And with him I shall share a cold beer.

Barry Soetoro

That'll break some hearts I'm sure...

Vladtheimp

Some other portions of your anatomy may be broken during the detente, Dude.

The reason Lanny is going off on this tangent is that she can't quote the usually reliable New York Times or Washington Post on the brilliance of Obama's West Point speech. http://hotair.com/archives/2014/...

Barry Soetoro

She's leaving that busywork for her alter ego, no doubt.

Lanivan

Quoth the raven.....edit.

Vladtheimp

There are many reasons why he received an "icy" reception from the newly minted warriors who endured West Point to protect us, not the least of which were the numbers of strawmen their Commander in Chief slew in his mushy commencement speech, which was once again a celebration of himself:

"“We can’t call on others to make commitments to combat climate change if a whole lot of our political leaders deny that it’s taking place. We can’t try to resolve problems in the South China Sea when we have refused to make sure that the Law of the Sea Convention is ratified by our United States Senate, despite the fact that our top military leaders say the treaty advances our national security."

Mr. Obama began the speech by reminding us, as he always does, that he inherited two wars and “the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” If you thought he would also, to be fair, note his predecessor’s achievements, you were wrong. http://www.washingtonpost.com/po... http://www.nationalreview.com/co...

Once again, for a real commencement speech from a real warrior and leader, check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p...

3. For some needed context about why now some democrats are calling for Obama's head of the VA to quit based on the lies and mistreatment of veterans by Obama's VA which he used as a campaign prop and promised to fix numerous times:

VA IG report confirms: 1,700 vets seeking care weren’t on official wait list at Phoenix VA, wait times for others averaged 115 days http://hotair.com/archives/2014/...

11. Obama's illegal decision to ignore immigration laws bears fruit

Crisis: 'Unprecedented' number of young illegal immigrants pouring over U.S. border

A city-sized rush of about 120,000 illegal immigrant children and teens from Latin America is expected to crash through the U.S. border this year, twice the administration’s prediction, leading humanitarians to seek much more than the $1.5 billion spent to handle the runaways. http://washingtonexaminer.com/cr...

May I humbly suggest you pick up a copy of Camp of the Saints by Jean Raspail (available at Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_s...

Harry Kovaire

I read elsewhere a great comment that "Obama took the most important day in these young peoples lives and made it all about him."

Narcissism is a terrible disease.

Lanivan

I read a great comment today, too, Harry!!

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been called a lot of names over his career, but one has him baffled — “Anthony Weiner.”

“I’ve been confused for Anthony Weiner twice now,” Ryan said during an appearance Wednesday before a Republican group at a local golf club, according to The Saginaw News. “I don’t know how this keeps happening.”

Co-dependency is bad, too.

Lanivan

Obama bad man. He mushy. Why was he working at Phoenix VA hospital? He should be giving speeches. He mean to that nice man Bush. Impeach Obama! Give job to Ted Cruz! He a MAN!

Vladtheimp

Now I know why Lanny is a liberal - she feels no shame at adopting a racial dialect, just like Obama and Hillary. At first I thought she was channeling that great Indian squaw, Lizzy Warren, but then I knew where I had heard a similar language treatment. http://youtu.be/DGDm4jkDbGQ

Absolutely shameless and degrading - one can only imagine if Wing. TCR, Harry or Barry of Vlad had shown the poor taste to post something like this - the Red R would be permanently inked on our foreheads!

Lanivan

"Absolutely shameless and degrading". Yes, Lanny bad. She forgot to say, "Give job to Ted Cruz! He a real MAN....he not mushy. He read Green Eggs and Ham!!

Ted Cruz for President! Now!

(Geez, Vlad - there's no pleasing you. I thought you'd appreciate my change of heart....8;'~(

Harry Kovaire

Below the fold:

The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that the economy decreased at an annual rate of 1.0 percent. If the economy shrinks again in the second quarter, America is officially in a recession.

In related news, President Obama has legally changed his name to weather.

Tri-cities realist

It seems everything can be blamed on global warming, err climate change, err catastrophic tropospheric globally goop, or whatever the nom du jour is.

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