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  • Jan 19-25, 2012
  • Vol. 16, No. 3

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  • All the Straight Poop on Mitt, Newt, Tim and the Two Rickys

    Monday, Jan. 9 It's good to be the boss: Mitt Romney stirs controversy by telling business execs in New Hampshire, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." (He was talking about health insurance companies) ... Buddy who? Poll shows Buddy Roemer (he's former congressman and Louisiana governor) has pulled ahead of Rick Perry in NH. "It's a lead of eight people versus six people, but still," says one blogger ... Homesick: White House Chief of Staff William Daley quits after less than a year in job, says he wants to go back to dear old Chicago ... Tensions escalating: Iran's Revolutionary Court sentences US citizen Amir Mirza Hekmati to death for spying; US says charges false ... BFFs: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Iranian Premier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meet, ridicule US, vow to "unite forever" ... Back to cold turkey: Study finds nicotine patches and gum don't help smokers quit permanently, may even make things worse ... Twitterin' Tebowers: Fans of Denver QB Tim Tebow send record number of tweets following Tebow's dramatic overtime defeat of Pittsburgh.
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  • Which is Worse?

    The media is awash in stories about some Marines who urinated on a pile of dead Afghans. People the world over and our left wing media are enraged. The Commandant of the Marine Corps has stated that when they find these jarheads they are going to swing. Nope, you cannot pee on a dead guy, but apparently it is perfectly fine to kill him first. I ask you, which is worse? Given the opportunity, I'd opt for the golden shower over a bullet any time. The Afghans would too, if given a chance, but they are dead. Can it be that political correctness cannot make the distinction. Well yes it can. It is typical of the left.
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  • More People, Less Money, in Politics

    Someone once coined the phrase, "We have the best government money can buy." Sad, but true. Big Money Interests (Corporations, the Wealthy, Labor Unions, Special Interests) have taken over our political process to the detriment of "We the People." They control our Congress, and until "big money" is taken out of politics we will not have a democratic government. Why do the Big Money interests want to control Congress? So that laws and regulations enacted by both parties will benefit them and their Big Money interests. This ensures continued wealth and power to them. How do the "Big Money Interests" control Congress? They buy out our representatives with campaign contributions. To be fair, not all our representatives are bought out, but who knows how many are? When 94 percent of candidates who raise the most money win elections-something is not right! Who do you think our representatives represent? Big Money Interests or "We the People"?

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  • Our Picks for 1/19-1/26

    Anthony B thursday 19 Yeah, we highlighted the Jamaican superstar last week, but we're doing it again - he's that awesome, and how often do we get authentic reggae in Central Oregon? Over the last 14 years, the prolific artist has cranked out 13 albums and more than 1,000 singles, all while advocating justice for the poor and oppressed. And the dude smokes massive amounts of marijuana, if that's your thing. Roots reggae rockers Zamunda and Delly Ranx open the show. $21 at bendticket.com. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
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