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GOP Talking heads insult Chicago in days leading up to IOC Olympic vote

Posted in Events, Games, News, Politics, Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2009 by Otto


Here is what AMERICAN News commentators said about a city in our country who was competing for the prestigious and lucrative Olympics. If I was on the IOC, I probably would have picked Rio as well after hearing how bad Chicago is.

Robert McNamara Dies at Age 93

Posted in Deaths with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by Otto


Kennedy family confidant and former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara died in his sleep today at the age of 93.

“His age just caught up with him,” his wife Diana, told Reuters. “He was not ill. He died peacefully in his sleep.”

McNamara served as a key architect of the U.S. war in Vietnam — sometimes called “McNamara’s War” — which left 58,000 Americans dead. He served under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, and also advised JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, when the United States and the Soviet Union were on the brink of nuclear war. McNamara also became the first outsider to become president of the family-run Ford Motor company, served as president of the World Bank, and was a nuclear arms expert. As defense secretary, he boosted the Pentagon’s nuclear arsenal and streamlined the agency.

From wowowow

Goodnight evil man.

Senator Robert Byrd Hospitalized

Posted in Deaths, News, Politics with tags , , , , on May 18, 2009 by Ro


91-year-old Sen. Byrd hospitalized

WASHINGTON – Ninety-one-year-old Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia has been hospitalized with what his office says is a spike in temperature.

In a statement, Byrd’s office says he was hospitalized late Friday, is being treated with antibiotics and is expected to be released in a few days. The statement says that according to doctors, the temperature spike was caused by a minor infection.

The West Virginia Democrat has been in Congress for more than a half-century. He stepped down in November as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.