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5/22/10 9:55 A

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You just keep right on digressing, Carli. You're always entertaining and informative.

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5/22/10 12:58 A

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Yes, Blair ... thank you Sparkle ... one of the things that has me really concerned is that I've heard there are still a number of Pres. appointments to agencies like Homeland Sec., etc., which the Senate has stupidly put on hold and failed to confirm. This seems like a terribly dangerous situation to me, and again, you have to dig really hard to find exactly what, who, why on stuff like this.

If memory serves me right, agency and executive appointees seem to last an average of around 18 months or so, and then tend to leave anyway ... I know Rahm has his eye on the office of Chicago Mayor ... whether he'll leave the WHse to throw his hat in the ring in the next election, or wait for Daley to retire ...

but I digress, as usual ....

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5/21/10 9:14 P

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Faux News being totally unbiased, of course...

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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5/21/10 7:42 P

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Strange.

Isn't it the right-wingers who are constantly complaining of the "left wing media bias"?

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5/21/10 4:25 P

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And what a GOOD idea to give Islamic extremists a reason to lash out!!!...

You want to find out how many crazy people of ALL flavors there are in the world..? This is one way to flush 'em ALLLLL out...

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5/21/10 12:43 P

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The fact that this bomb actually exploded and could have caused some serious damage, injuries or even death and that it got no national news coverage is unconscionable.

I have a mosque not far from my house and every time I drive by it the thought occurs to me that someday, someone is going to do something stupid like try to blow it up. Who knows how many times this has already happened since apparently no one is telling us?


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5/21/10 8:27 A

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The adviser's name is Dennis Blair and I think he HAD to resign given the report that came out about the Xmas bomber and the shortcomings of the agencies he was over....

I didn't see anything about the terrorist attack either but considering I have pretty much cut my news consumption down greatly I am not shocked that it was "overlooked" by the media....their selection of what is or is not important enough for coverage is ridiculous....

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5/21/10 7:12 A

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I had to scan 4 pages of blogosphere websites without finding a single major news organization posting this story...

I was ready to chalk it up to crazy talk when I switched to the Jacksonville newspaper sites I found this one and a blip from the Orlando paper...

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Yep, Mare... if the violence is against an Islamic group, no one cares...



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5/21/10 12:53 A

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P.S. Tonight I also heard some very sketchy report of a new Pakistani Taliban terrorist plot in the works, co-inciding with the resignation of one of our anti-terror agency's heads (his name escapes me) but scuttle butt is that he and Obama weren't seeing eye to eye ...

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5/21/10 12:49 A

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Oh, yes, I did hear it reported on in about a 20 second sound byte on a couple of stations, but I think it got swallowed up by all the state primary hoo-hah. And yeah, it should have gotten more attention just to show people that even Mosques can be terror targets ... or maybe the media was told to deliberately NOT give it much attention, in the event other extremists on the far right get any ideas??????????

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“Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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5/20/10 9:14 P

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I didn't hear anything.

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5/20/10 9:12 P

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Maybe -- and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one thinking this -- if the attack was directed AT the Islamic Center, nobody cares?

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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5/20/10 8:13 P

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Wow. I had no idea. It certainly is not being publicized.

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5/20/10 6:11 P

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I did not see coverage on this yet but, perhaps because there were no injuries? It is strange. If you hear more, will you follow up?



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Did anyone see or hear about this in the news, I sure didn't.

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