speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has served only 4 months, but, already he is pissing off his senior party leadership which Ted says does not bother him. Senator Cruz seems to be focused on running for president in 2016! This guy is only a freshmen, his Harvard education notwithstanding. Ted seems unaware that he talks down to people of both parties. He loves to have a microphone in his face and does not realize the chemical effect he has on regular people. President of the United States? No! I think not. —GoodOleWoody
BE SURE TO WATCH/TAPE MSNBC‘S
“UP WITH STEVE KORNACKI”
WHICH WILL FEATURE
A DISCUSSION ON SENATOR TED CRUZ
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English: Portrait of United States Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Did you see Kelly Ayotte at her town hall meetings? She has all the charm and warmth of…an ice cube…or Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the Senate. Kelly showed her constituents what it is to be a GOP Lemming. When they asked her, “What is so wrong with universal background checks,” Senator Ayotte regurgitated the script that all Republican stooges have memorized invoking current laws and mental health concerns. [Gun control advocates are not for creating a national gun registry.] As is typical with Republican critics of new gun control legislation, Ayotte offered nothing new to the national conversation. Heretofore, I thought of Kelly as a backdrop to male GOP colleagues when they speak on TV. It is too bad our Forefathers did not give us the option of recalling politicians who ignore the will of 90% of the people. 😦 —GoodOleWoody
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I casually watched Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin and the incoming president of the NRA and to me it seems that it is true that since 1977 the NRA has been taken over by radicals who are promoting the overthrow of the United States. Why? Who knows the real agenda of this fringe element allied with the Republican Party. —GoodOleWoody
Updated 11:32 PM ET
WASHINGTON – Israel launched an airstrike into Syria, apparently targeting a suspected weapons site, U.S. officials said Friday night.
CBS News correspondent David Martin confirmed that the Israelis did hit a warehouse in Syria. U.S. sources at this point don’t know what was in the target warehouse. It’s also not known whether the Israelis actually entered Syrian airspace to accomplish this, or simply fired their missiles from Israeli airspace.
The strike occurred overnight Thursday into Friday, the officials told The Associated Press. It did not appear that a chemical weapons site was targeted, they said, and one official said the strike appeared to have hit a warehouse.
The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Israel has targeted weapons in the past that it believes are being delivered to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. Earlier this week, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said his group would assist Syrian President Bashar Assad if needed in the effort to put down a 2-year-old uprising. [QUOTE]
Breaking from Newsmax.com
Google Gives ‘Palestine’ a Domain Name
Google is de facto recognizing a state of Palestine.
Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said on Friday that Google had decided to change the name of the Palestinian Territories to just “Palestine” in its products, the Associated Press reports.
Tyler says Google consults with various sources and authorities when naming countries, and in this case is following the lead of several international organizations. The move comes after a U.N. decision last year upgrading the Palestinians‘ status to “non-member observer state.”
Israel says Palestinian statehood should be reached through negotiations, not unilateral moves.
Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor says Google is not a diplomatic entity, which prompts the question of why it is getting involved in a controversial international political issue.