Saturday, October 22, 2011

News Roundup....

*  Good news is spreading rapidly. ---CNN:

President Barack Obama on Friday announced that virtually all U.S. troops will come home from Iraq by the end of the year -- at which point he can declare an end to America's long and costly war in that Middle Eastern nation.

"After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over," Obama said. "The coming months will be a season of homecomings. Our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays."

Of the 39,000 troops in Iraq, about 150, a negligible force, will remain to assist in arms sales, a U.S. official told CNN. The rest will be out of Iraq by December 31....

President Obama kept his promise.  Now will the rest of our elected officials, especially the Republicans wake up? With about 40,000 military men and women coming home, they'll need jobs.  The Republicans need to stop blocking President Obama's job creation legislation so that we can get everyone back to work.  The "do-nothing" Republicans at least should honor our vets and all Americans by creating jobs as the President has demanded.

>>>  Uh-oh. Could this be true? Politico is reporting that Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's staff up in New Hampshire quit en masse today and " of the staffers told ABC News that they hadn't been paid for a month....."

* Bad news for Sarah Palin---- Her book is in the discount section at Barnes and Noble, on sale for $5.98.  

****  ROFLOL:  Eric Cantor

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, scrapped a speech on income inequality scheduled for Friday afternoon at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School after his office learned the event would be open to the public....

.....Cantor's office said they understood that the Wharton event was only open to the media and an audience of about 250 members of the school community. But in a statement Friday afternoon, the school said that was not the case.

"The Wharton speaker series is typically open to the general public, and that is how the event with Majority Leader Cantor was billed," the university said. "We very much regret if there was any misunderstanding with the majority leader's office on the staging of his presentation."

Now I remember---Republicans are allergic to meeting the public and only like "invited guests" that they choose.  Heaven forbid that they should actually rub elbows with us common folk!!!!   Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.  

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>>>  There is even more idiocy from Ohio's Republicans.  The "fiscally conservative" Republicans have found another way to spend more money.

Ohians will go to the polls twice next spring to vote.

Governor Kasich signed a bill Friday night calling for a separate primary for the Congressional and Presidential primary June 12th. State and local races would be voted on in March.

The two primaries will cost the cash strapped state an extra $15 million.....

The Republicans are ruining this state:  high unemployment, wild animals escaping and killed because the governor let an executive order expire, hundreds of millions of dollars given away to corporations in tax breaks yet there are still no jobs, public schools losing funding so that failing charter schools get more money, teachers/firefighters/police/nurses and public employees demonized by Republicans, funding cuts to nursing homes, etc., etc., etc.  What a mess!

Don't forget -------  Vote NO! on Issues 1, 2, + 3.