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News and commentary not to be missed:
- The good news is that President Obama has created more than 1,000 news jobs with the signing into law of the “Wall Street” reform bill. The bad news is they are all government jobs who require we taxpayers to foot the bill for their payroll and benefits. And with each new comprehensive bill of 2,000+ pages, government grows and becomes more powerful.
- Another disturbing domestic terrorism case has been revealed, this time in Alaska. A 35-yr old man, who was a convert to Islam, and his British born, dual citizenship, wife pled guilty about having lied to the FBI about a jihadist “hit list.” Paul Gene Rockwood Jr. received an eight year prison sentence, and his wife received a five year sentence which she can serve in Great Britain.
- James Lee has some great commentary on how, all these many years later, we still haven’t seemed to learn what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was teaching.
- The Associated Press reported on a story showing that the Department of Homeland Security “investigated people making Freedom of Information Act requests for their politics, and delaying legally mandated disclosures based on political considerations.”
- General Stanley McChrystal retired today in a military ceremony with full honors. Making light of the circumstances of his leaving the war in Afghanistan he said, “I have stories on all of you, photos of many, and I know a Rolling Stone reporter.” Thank you for your service, sir.
- Senator John McCain is bitterly clinging to his senate seat by running seemingly non-stop negative ads against his primary opponent J.D. Hayworth. McCain spent over $10 million in the second quarter of the year alone. He’s subsequently transferred more than $4 million from his remaining monies in his 2008 presidential campaign fund.
- Important safety systems and alarms were bypassed or disabled, and had been for months, possibly years, on the Deepwater Horizon rig which exploded in the gulf.