Fox Anchor’s Secret

December 01, 2011

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren has interviewed Herman Cain 10 times since August—most recently last week—and was granted the only interview with his wife, Gloria, after several women accused the candidate of harassment. So should Van Susteren have disclosed on her program the fact that her husband, John Coale, a Washington lawyer, has been informally advising Cain for eight months? The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz talks to Coale, who brushes off the connection—and says he thinks Cain’s staying in the race.

Honorable Historians Don’t Make $1.8 Million as a “Historian” for Freddie Mac

The reality of being a politician and being pure do not go hand-in-hand, historically.  However, we do insist that candidates for President of the United States be men of honor.  With the fall from grace of the latest GOP flavor of the month, Newt Gingrich‘s campaign has been resurrected from the dead and has begun a feeding fest of disgorging the sullied past of Mr. Gingrich.  I am sure you are keeping up with the revelations and are quietly making your judgments.  So far, from what you are learning, does Newt Gingrich meet the definition of “honor” which comes from Websters Dictionary?

Definition of HONOR

1a : good name or public esteem : reputation b : a showing of usually merited respect : recognition <pay honor to our founder>
2: privilege <had the honor of joining the captain for dinner>
3: a person of superior standing —now used especially as a title for a holder of high office <if Your Honor please>
4: one whose worth brings respect or fame : credit <an honor to the profession>
5: the center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon
6: an evidence or symbol of distinction: as a : an exalted title or rank b (1) : badge, decoration (2) : a ceremonial rite or observance <buried with full military honors> c : an award in a contest or field of competition d archaic : a gesture of deference : bow e plural (1) : an academic distinction conferred on a superior student (2) : a course of study for superior students supplementing or replacing a regular course
7: chastity, purity <fought fiercely for her honor and her life — Barton Black>
8a : a keen sense of ethical conduct : integrity <a man of honor> b : one’s word given as a guarantee of performance <on my honor, I will be there>
The Republicans will continue their primary process of seeking the non-Mitt candidate. The current surge for Newt Gingrich is an anomaly, the fruit of desperation. It will live its course. Mitt Romney may have his negatives, but, one can manage to respect him.  Can one say that about Newt Gingrich?

New Threat to INTERNET

News from The Hill:

Alternative online piracy bill floated
By Gautham Nagesh

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is circulating a proposal that would use trade laws to battle online piracy as an alternative to the controversial bills currently pending in both chambers of Congress.

The discussion draft is authored by Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) as well as Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and John Campbell (R-Calif.).

The legislation offers an alternative to the approach favored by the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which would enable the government and copyright holders to demand third parties delete links to foreign websites deemed rogue or dedicated to copyright infringement. Critics argue that bill would jeopardize free speech and impose an undue burden on Web firms.

Read the complete story here.

OCCUPY CONGRESS! It’s coming! 12/5 – 12/09 2011









Next up: `Occupy Congress’

One of the enduring questions about Occupy Wall Street has been this: Can the energy unleashed by the movement be leveraged behind a concrete political agenda and push for change that will constitute a meaningful challenge to the inequality and excessive Wall Street influence highlighted by the protests?

A coalition of labor and progressive groups is about to unveil its answer to that question. Get ready for “Occupy Congress.”

The coalition — which includes unions like SEIU and CWA and groups like the Center for Community Change — is currently working on a plan to bus thousands of protesters from across the country to Washington, where they will congregate around the Capitol from December 5-9, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry tells me in an interview. [QUOTE: Washington Post] Continued.