Daily Archives: August 6, 2010

Bill Ayers To Retire? – This Doesn’t Sound Right So Stay Tuned


Radical turned teacher is retiring

Published: Aug. 5, 2010 at 8:12 PM

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 (UPI) — William Ayers, former Vietnam War era radical turned education professor, will retire after two decades at the University of Illinois, a school official said.

During the Vietnam War, Ayers, was a member of a radical group called the Weather Underground, responsible for a number of protest bombings, including one in a Pentagon bathroom, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.

Bill Ayers, in the August 2001 editiion of Chicago Magazine. A month later, ironically on September 11, 2001, Bill Ayers was quoted in the New York Times about his attitude over his terrorist activities: ''I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough.''

Ayers worked with Barack Obama on education reform, and the ties between the two became an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign, the newspaper said.

Ayers’ retirement had nothing to do with the negative press, UI Education Dean Vicki Chou said, adding that the university will miss him.

“It will be more than a ripple because he’s made a significant mark here,” Chou said. “He’s been really a very good colleague here. He has hundreds of students who really cherish that they’ve had the experience of being taught by him.”

You can bet your sweet dollar that this is not the end of the story.  Something else is in the works.  This man hates capitalism and what he calls Amerikan Imperialism.

Ayers has stated that there will be a revolution in America and when it happens he wants to be in the right place at the right time.

He is not leaving.  He is changing for the sake of  what he senses is about to happen in America.  Who knows what that may be with someone like Obama in the White House.

posted by rightthingtodo on August 8, 2010

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ACLU Tells Virgina Police To Ignore Attorney General’s Immigration Ruling

Published August 05, 2010

| FoxNews.com

n this Nov. 3, 2009, photo, Ken Cuccinelli waves at his victory party in Richmond after being elected state attorney general. (AP Photo)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is urging the state police to ignore Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli’s ruling that police can ask people about their immigration status during routine stops.

The civil rights group argued that Cuccinelli’s opinion lacks a legal foundation and presents constitutional and public policy problems.

Where does the ACLU get off on instructing the Virginia police??  This is another runaway un-American organization that should be shut down.  It is good to see that the VA police officials have great common sense.  They are ignoring the ACLU!!

Cuccinelli issued the advisory opinion Monday at the request of state Delegate Robert G. Marshall. Rebecca K. Glenberg, legal director of the ACLU of Virginia, followed up with a letter to Virginia’s police chiefs Thursday saying the opinion is legally flawed and should be disregarded.

They will stop at nothing to get their way but I think they have met their match in AG Cuccinelli.  He’s a fighter!

But so far, Virginia police are ignoring the ACLU, said Dana Schrad, executive director of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.

Bravo to the Police Association!

posted by rightthingtodo on August 8, 2010

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Christina Romer, Top Economic Adviser To Obama, Stepping Down

Reuters Christina Romer, seen in this February 2010 file photo, plans to step down in September as chairwoman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers.

Christina Romer, one of President Obama’s top economic advisers, plans to step down effective Sept. 3.

Romer, head of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, has been one of the administration’s most prominent voices on the economy, making frequent appearances on TV and at White House events to promote Obama’s policies. She also was reported to have butted heads with other members of Obama’s economic team, in particular Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council.

In December, the she sand Summers even seemed to contradict each other — in interviews conducted on the same day — on whether the recession had ended.

“Everybody agrees that the recession is over,” Summers said.

“Of course not,” Romer said in a separate interview.

The clash appeared at the time to speak not just to the differing views on the economy within Obama’s inner circle but also to the sharply conflicting signals out of the economy itself, which continues to struggle to rebound.

Her resignation comes as the White House labors to convince the public that the economy is on the right track amid near-double digit unemployment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Obama let’s another team member drop by the wayside.  Remember, this is all about him and when you don’t serve his purpose any longer – you are either pushed to the side or allowed to be successful somewhere else.  I guess Summers was deemed more valuable than Romer so he stays and she goes.

The Obama government is a national nightmare.

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‘This Is Not Saturday Night Live, Al’

From the moment that Al Franken was sworn in as a United States senator, I thought, “What a sad day for America.”

First of all, Mr. Franken used every illegal means possible to steal the Minnesota election from Norm Coleman. I knew from the start that Al Franken does not belong in the historic halls of the US Senate.

My opinion is not based on the fact that Al Franken was a cast member of the popular NBC show, ‘Saturday Night Live’, but rather, on the fact that Franken does not have the character and deportment to hold the office of US senator.

Sen. Al Franken's old character, Stuart Smalley on SNL

That was proven yesterday very clearly by Franken’s inappropriate and undignified behavior during Senator Mitch McConnell’s remarks on the floor of the Senate on the confirmation of Eleana Kagan to the US Supreme Court.

While McConnell was speaking, Franken made faces and rolled his eyes in full view of others to suggest that he was bored with McConnell’s statement.

After learning what had happened, McConnell walked to the dais and confronted Franken, who was presiding over the proceedings at the time, and rebuked Franken in full view of everyone.

McConnell was heard telling Franken, “This is not Saturday Night Live, Al.”

Good job, Senator McConnell!  That was long overdue.

Read the story here: McConnell scolds Franken for making faces from dais

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Franken apologizes for irritating GOP leader McConnell

Associated Press
08/05/2010 08:28:16 PM CDT

WASHINGTON — Sen. Al Franken has apologized for being rude to Sen. Mitch McConnell as the Senate’s top Republican was winding up a solemn debate on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Franken was presiding over the Senate as McConnell explained his opposition to the nominee. A Senate GOP aide said Franken made theatrical gestures and whispered under his breath as McConnell spoke. It was distracting enough that McConnell went up to the former comedian afterward and said, “This isn’t ‘Saturday Night Live’, Al.”

The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Franken later went to McConnell’s office to try to apologize. McConnell wasn’t there, so Franken delivered a handwritten apology.

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The Blagojevich Trial Jury Deliberations – Day 7

Blagojevich trial: Onto Day 8 of jury deliberations


Sarah Ostman

on August 5, 2010 5:02 PM

Reporting with Natasha Korecki

The Blagojevich jury has again slipped out of the Dirksen Federal Building, ending their seventh day of deliberations. Still no sign that a verdict is in sight.

We’re told jurors plan to get an early start tomorrow morning, fitting in an extra hour or so before they break early at 12:30.

Blagojevich jurors give signs that they could go into next week


Natasha Korecki

on August 5, 2010 11:43 AM

Reporting with Sarah Ostman

It appears jurors in Rod Blagojevich’s case still have much deliberating to do.

The panel asked to meet for just a half a day tomorrow — until 12:30 p.m. — before going home for the weekend, people with knowledge of the request said.

One all-about-business juror, who wore dress shirts and pants every day in court during the trial, was seen wearing khaki shorts today.

The entire panel was dressed fairly casually today, according to one observer.

That’s, of course, reading the tea leaves and assuming that jurors who are ready to return a verdict in a high profile case will dress as they did during trial.

The Blagojevich panel has been a stealth group who has received assistance by security in covertly entering and leaving the Dirksen Federal Courthouse every day.

Sightings have been rare as U.S. District Judge James Zagel is not announcing when the six men and six women begin and end deliberations each day.

Zagel had previously ruled to keep the identities of the jurors secret until after a verdict is reached.

The panel began its seventh day of talks this morning.

They are considering evidence in 24 counts against the former governor and four counts against Robert Blagojevich.

Blagojevich jury — Day 7. They’re back and deliberating


Natasha Korecki

on August 5, 2010 9:53 AM

Reporting with Sarah Ostman

Jurors deciding Rod Blagojevich’s case were back at work this morning, beginning day seven of their deliberations.

The judge’s clerk said there was no business to be had in court today. That means, no notes to report.

Stay tuned.

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