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ed williamson
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Username: Regnav

Post Number: 189
Registered: 07-2009
Posted From: 76.114.109.206
Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:29 am:   

No, it is not political discussion. It is a discussion about a politician's dumb remark, not unusual in itself, and the main stream media, that would be Fox and Rush, not CNN and the NYT response.

Did I miss your appointment as a moderator?
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John David Brooks
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Username: Johnb6597

Post Number: 395
Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 121.55.235.75
Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:01 am:   

And now we're quickly sliding into a political discussion...and those are not permitted here.
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Cherry C.
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Username: Cherry

Post Number: 6326
Registered: 06-2003
Posted From: 71.163.18.160
Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 10:44 am:   

Thanks, Larry, for the update -- I missed the explanation in the first flurry of news about that incredible statement. But I take issue with your comment that it is unlike Rush Limbaugh to cut any Democrat some slack. I think he bends over backwards to be fair when the situation warrants it (unlike most of his detractors, who lie and misrepresent his positions without any apparent qualms).
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Larry W. Carnes
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Username: Larry

Post Number: 1142
Registered: 06-2003
Posted From: 63.20.61.33
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 11:35 pm:   

Rush Limbaugh said that particular Congressman has cancer or some other serious medical condition and the rather odd-sounding remarks he sometimes makes are due to the medications he's taking. I thought it was highly unlike Rush to cut ANY Democrat some slack but he did, actually asking his listeners not to "pile on" the Congressman.
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Cherry C.
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Username: Cherry

Post Number: 6321
Registered: 06-2003
Posted From: 71.163.18.160
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 09:50 pm:   

That episode was featured on several blogs I read regularly as well as being a sound-bite on some radio and TV talk shows and news programs.

The consensus among numerous commentators seemed to be that the congressman is flat-out D-U-M-B (&/or under the influence of a controlled substance?) and made that statement in all seriousness.
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shannon whitaker
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Username: Gypsy99

Post Number: 16
Registered: 03-2010
Posted From: 70.67.171.200
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 12:05 pm:   

Did anybody catch this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OhBq7at9ho

I know he was the point he was trying to make was that Guam really couldn't (or shouldn't) handle the influx of troops and their families from Okinawa being a small island with so many people on it already but I had to laugh that he actually said it would sink. I still wonder if he was serious or joking, ha!
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John David Brooks
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Post Number: 386
Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 121.55.235.75
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 03:36 am:   

My wife is leaving Guam just in time (end of this month). Fantastic little island, but it is already saturated with people...traffic is a serious problem, and infrastructure (utilities, natural resources, roadway conditions, landfill capacity) is already stressed at current population levels. Moving an additional 20,000 - 30,000 people here is going to be a long-term disaster for Guam. I feel bad for them.
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Cherry C.
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Username: Cherry

Post Number: 6309
Registered: 06-2003
Posted From: 71.163.18.160
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 01:29 am:   

TOKYO RELENTS ON U.S. AIR BASE
Marine Facility Secure for Now

by Malcom Foster

TOKYO (Associated Press) | Japan's prime minister said for the first time Tuesday that at least part of a key U.S. military base will remain on the southern island of Okinawa, a move that could reduce tension with Washington, but dent his sinking popularity and raise the ire of island residents.
A dispute over the relocation of Futenma Marine Corps airfield has become the focal point of U.S.-Japan ties since Yukio Hatoyama took office last September. He promised to move the base off Okinawa contrary to a 2006 agreement with Washington that called for it to be moved to a less-crowded, northern part of the island.

But on his first visit to Okinawa as prime minister, Mr. Hatoyama conceded it would be difficult if not impossible to move Futenma's facilities off the island, which hosts more than half the 47,000 American troops stationed in Japan under a security pact.

Mr. Hatoyama essentially acknowledged that his government has been unable to come up with any other viable alternatives to Nago, the proposed relocation site in the north, and is shifting back toward the 2006 plan....

(See the full story at the AP site or at
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/05/japan-relents-on-us-air-base/

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