Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer referenced the ACORN scandal.
It was in a three-paragraph story on page 16 regarding Sen Mike Johanns demand for an investigation.
Nothing in today’s Delaware County Daily Times or Philadelphia Inquirer regarding the ACORN scandal despite yesterday’s 83-7 vote in the U.S. Senate to defund it — It has gotten at least $53 million since 1994 and Obama’s stimulus package made them eligible for billions — despite the fact that Pennsylvania’s own Bob Casey was among the seven dissenters.
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Inquirer for at least putting Saturday’s National Tea Party in Washington on the front page of its Sunday edition. Granted the headline was a bit small and downplayed the magnitude of the event. The British press, for instance, has estimated the crowd size at 2 million, and other sources have estimated at over 1 million.
Here, however, are some stories I missed in the publication:
Today’s editorial in the Delaware County Daily Times was an expression of perplexion and strange outrage at the many parents concerned that President Obama’s Sept. 8 address to the nation’s 7th through 12 graders is going to be more of an exercise in building a Third-World type personality cult rather than an inspiration for youngsters to learn.
Why does President Obama want to speak with us today?
How will he inspire us?
How will he challenge us?
What might he say?
Do you remember any other historic moments when the president spoke to the
What was the impact?
And with regard to the Inky, kudos to Kevin Ferris for his column today regarding the Obama administration strange dismissal of civil rights complaints against members of the New Black Panther Party for actions taken last Election Day at a polling place at 1221 Fairmount St., Philadelphia.
Samir Shabazz, and Jerry Jackson dressed in paramilitary style uniforms and made racially disparaging comments and threats at voters while brandishing night sticks.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. dismissed the complaints filed by the victims last May and won’t say why. Ferris is asking as should all who love democracy.
His column can be found: www.philly.com/philly/columnists/20090830_Back_Channels_.html
For a video of the incident see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU
Jeff Gammage had a very interesting story in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer as to what former State Sen. Vince Fumo can look forward to as he serves his 55-month sentence at a federal facility in Kentucky. He neglected to mention Fumo’s party, a simple oversight I’m sure.
Fumo, of course, is a Democrat. Perhaps Gammage felt that mentioning the 55-month prison sentence made it redundant to refer to the political party.
The story can be found at: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/20090830_No_place_for_titans_.html?page=1&c=y
During the first eight years of the millennium, a large segment of the the American public bought the line spoon fed to them by the propagandists who work at the networks and major newspapers that as a young man George W. Bush avoided combat in Vietnam by using family connections to join the National Guard.
Well, as it turns out, Dubya not only picked one of the few Guard units whose members were seeing combat but he actually volunteered for it himself.
While supporters had heard and accepted reports of this, in a bit of serious irony Dan Rather’s lawsuit — Captain Dan is suing CBS for $70 million claiming he wasn’t able to defend his story alleging special treatment for Dubya because, don’t laugh, CBS executives wanted to curry favor with the President — has conclusively established the fact to all but the most psychotic anti-Republicans.
Newsman Bernard Goldberg has reported that on page 130 of the report created by a panel of outsiders CBS assembled to get sort out Rathergate, it was noted that Rather co-conspirator Mary Mapes had information prior to the airing of the Sept. 8 2004 segment that President Bush, while in the Texas Air National Guard volunteered for service in Vietnam but was turned down in favor of more experienced pilots. For example, a flight instructor who served in theTexANG with Lt. Bush told Mapes in 1999 that Bush“did want to go to Vietnam but others went first.” Similarly, several others advised Mapes in 1999, and again in 2004 before Sept. 8,that Lieutenant Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam but did not haveenough flight hours to qualify.
The attack by anti-speech partisans against newscaster Glenn Beck appears to be backfiring. As of Aug. 24, his Fox News show was the third most watched one on cable with 2,810,000 viewers behind Bill O’Reilly (3,440,000) and Sean Hannity (2,937,000).
Unlike O’Reilly and Hannity, however, Beck does not air in prime time coming on at 5 p.m.
The Washington Post is marketing to institutional executives and lobbyists dinners with congressmen, Obama officials and its own reporters, according to Politico.com.
The “salons” will be held at the home of CEO and Publisher Katharine Weymouth.
Price for access ranges from $25,000 to $250,000, according to the flier.
So much for the role of watchdog. At least now, there is no excuse for doubting everything you read.
The new service was made known to the general public by a health-care lobbyist offended by the policy. The flier baldly said the dinners would provide access to the paper’s “health care reporting and editorial staff.”
The Post has finally wised up. It was always in bed with those wanting big government. Now they have figured out they could get paid for it.
Well the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times follow suit?
The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee, yesterday, gave its stamp of approval, with an 18-6 vote, to a bill letting state and local governments put legal notices on website rather than pay for newspaper advertising.
If the HB1757 becomes law it would save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and put just about every newspaper in the state out of business — a little sooner than otherwise anyway.
The bill has been referred to the House Rules Committee.
The bill is sponsored by Tom C. Creighton, a Republican from Lancaster County.
There are several similar bills being pondered by the State House.
For information about HB1757 see: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009
Also, see How To Find Dollars In Tough Times.