News & Notes February 25, 2011

Thanks again to Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt for sitting down with Kirk and me last evening for a lengthy conversation.  The County’s Open Records Compliance Officer contacted me today about emailing the requested information.

The President just announced sanctions against Libya for the brutal treatment of its citizens.  Prior to the evacuation of Americans there was little he could do for fear Ghaddafi would seize them to use as human shields.

Fox News Director Roger Ailes was implicated in a legal case where he told a News Corp executive (Judith Regan) to lie about her affair with Bernard Kerik.  George W. Bush was seeking to nominate Kerik (now in federal prison) as Director of Homeland Security.  Meanwhile leaked emails keep exposing Fox for slanting and fabricating the news.  Surprise, surprise…

Generals Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus has been exposed by The Rolling Stone for using psy ops propaganda against Senators, Members of Congress and other VIP’s visiting his war zones.  Use of such methods against U.S. citizens is expressly forbidden under law.  The magazine remains one of a handful of journalism publications still doing in depth investigative reporting.  Maybe now we know why John McCain went batshit crazy.

The President of Penn Democrats threw a tough question at Newt Gingrich this week:

The Maryland Senate passed a bill yesterday legalizing marriage equality.  Elkton may once again be a marriage mecca.

An attendee at a Congressional town hall in Georgia asked when someone is going to shoot the president.  The Congressman thought it funny and chuckled.  It took him three days to make a statement.  This is the mentality which got Gabrielle Giffords shot and six people killed.