This week’s cavalcade of IRS shenanigans featured a Deputy IRS Directory, Greg Roseman, who, when questioned by a congressman, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. That is the second IRS official to delve into the fifth dimension in as many months. In case you weren’t keeping track of all of the IRS scandals this one doesn’t deal with the targeting, harassing, and preventing conservative groups from organizing. They could certainly organize, it was just raising money that they really couldn’t do.
Back to Roseman and as reported by Fox News…
…And lowers it!
Demonstrating the importance of a good education the City of Pittsburgh Public School Board decided that grades were so important that they would accept nothing less than a grade point average of 1.5 for any student wishing to participate in sports or other extracurricular activities (That’s D+ for those of you who grew up when I did). We cannot have any football players ineligible because of low grades. The “lowering the bar” part is because prior to this the bar was a full “C” or 2.0 grade point average. That requirement must have decimated the ranks of the chess club and the forensics team. Lest your heart (and mind) be too troubled by the lower standards any “students who are at a 1.5-1.99 GPA must take part in a probationary program aimed at getting them to a 2.0. If they haven’t achieved this in two semesters, they would be ineligible for activities including sports, band and club activities” unless there is a chance that a city football team can capture a state championship. We wouldn’t want to deprive any kids of that honor.
November 2008 was the liberal, main-stream media’s crowning glory as they were complicit in hoisting an unknown, untested, inexperienced person upon the American people. The information about Obama’s past was out there, but was not covered in the lame-stream media who were too busy and too left-leaning to offer a balanced view of Senator Obama. Ultimately it is the fault of the American voters who cast their ballots for Obama/Biden and relied on the media’s fairy tale about the first black president. Not only was the press fawning over Obama, but they threw former favorite Hillary under the bus to support Barack and pushed very hard for Republican “maverick” John McCain to be the GOP nominee. McCain was the candidate long before I even had the chance to cast my primary vote.
One of the things that I hope to accomplish with FramingTheDialogue is to link news stories and try to show their connection and often contradictions. It is surprising, but not unusual to find more than one article on a related topic in different sections of the newspaper. The most recent were two articles about CFL/Incandescent light bulbs that I wrote about in Watt TF. Recently the following three articles were available on the same day though I cannot remember whether they were available on the same media outlet.
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In John F. Kennedy’s famous “moon” speech he captured America’s attention and opened the door wide with a broad proclamation that the United States would reach the moon within the decade;
One of the high kings of the man-made global warming cabal addressed the hacked document scandal. It should be noted that while the materials included e-mail messages, the documents also included studies and data that the cabal would not make available for scientific review. It seems as if you had to almost pledge to be in their camp to view any data.
George Monbiot, one of the cabal’s leading propagandists discussed the documents. As seems to always be the case, these stories break in other countries and never seem to make it to our lame stream media. Andrew Bolt, a writer from Australia, posted what seems to be a frank admission by one of the Gore Fever Planet Cabal;