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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion
Mon Apr 11th 2011, 02:58 PM
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Jonathan Alter out at Newsweek - On Media: Jonathan Alter out at NewsweekApril 11, 2011
Categories:Newsweeklies.Jonathan Alter out at Newsweek
The final member of the “Newsweek Six” has left the building.

Jonathan Alter, the only remaining member of the gang of television-loving newsweekly scribes so dubbed by Slate’s Jack Shafer, is no longer with the publication.

He sent a note to his contacts over the weekend saying, “With changes afoot, my old Newsweek email addresses are now defunct.”

Andrew Kirk, spokesman for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, confirmed that Alter was “no longer with Newsweek.”

His exit was preceded by fellow “Six” members Howard Fineman (Huffington Post), Michael Isikoff (NBC News), Fareed Zakaria (Time), Jon Meacham (Random House) and Evan Thomas (Princeton).

www.politico.com

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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue May 11th 2010, 11:16 AM
HuffPo poster just came up with this and I thought it was wonderful, plus these two guys are great. What a marketing/promotional gift that would be. Plus, these two guys are great. Just to put a smile on your face...LOL.
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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue May 11th 2010, 11:13 AM
HuffPo poster just came up with this and I thought it was wonderful, plus these two guys are great. What a marketing/promotional gift that would be. Plus, these two guys are great. Just to put a smile on your face...LOL.
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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon May 25th 2009, 01:33 PM

My Mother's Front Porch
By Monmouth


Memorial Day brings back fond memories of my mother's front porch.. We lived in a white house with the wrap-around porch on the parade route. Mother was of the opinion that those who could see onto the front porch would equate the scene with how she kept house. No junk allowed! Preparations for Memorial Day would start days before with the mopping and hosing down of the entire front area, (my job), my brother would hose down and clean the monstrously heavy glider/three-cushioned couch that was a mainstay of porch furniture back in the day. My dad was in charge of coals on the barbecue and ice for beverages.

The flowers (pots of geraniums) were delivered days before and put on the sides of the front steps, and egg whites (for whiskey sours) were left out in a bowl overnight to make those sours extra special (don't ask, I have no idea). My Aunt Peg made the best deviled eggs ever and we couldn't wait for her and Uncle Ray to arrive (he of the Battle of the Bulge) so those eggs could get into the fridge with the potato and macaroni salads quickly, before brother and I started to "sample."

Our towns' heroes are memorialized at the Elk's Point and the beginning of the parade site. My cousin's dad was killed in the Pacific at Corregidor. She never knew him but through extensive research and the help of Veteran's groups she was able to travel back a few years ago on the anniversary of that battle. There is a marker with his name on it as one of many honorees. We have more than our share of heroes for the size of our town. There were those Vets who came home after WWII and Korea who were mentally damaged but managed to stand at attention with tears running down their faces at the Elk's Point every Memorial Day and march in that wonderful parade.

We would sit on that porch and cheer and yell out to the various bands and groups who went by. For some reason the "Colored" Elks and their contingent of veterans always got the biggest applause and cheers. God, they were magnificent. Uncle Ray didn't march, but sat quietly on the porch, with a whiskey sour in hand. We left him alone with his thoughts. He preferred it that way. People would come up on the porch to say hello, sit for a spell, have a cold whatever and do some catching up.

I miss that house, my brother and I of course, are the only ones left. As I type this they are assembling at the Elk's Point. The American Legion and firehouses are preparing for the throng of people who will gather there after the parade is over. I have a feeling there will not be the exuberance as in those years I remember. The celebration back then was that WWII and Korea were over, Viet Nam's pain stayed for a long time and for many a Vet of that war, still remains.

I miss that crowd, I miss that house, and I miss that reason to celebrate. Maybe next year, maybe....

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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jan 12th 2009, 10:35 AM
realize this very smart and compassionate man KNOWS that bush is nuts. PE Obama, at least to me, has been treating bush with kid gloves, treading very carefully as we all would, with someone who is unstable and ready to lose it at any moment. I honestly think that bush likes Obama, how could he not? However after bush and his cabal no longer have any authority whatsoever I think the tables will make an adjustment.

After reading numerous posts here about the Presser I'm convinced gwb is a very sick man. I think PE Obama realizes this also and has been acting accordingly. It's just my observation and many thanks to those who watched and reported on the Presser. My BP has to be my first consideration and just couldn't do it.
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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Dec 11th 2008, 09:19 AM
expect that THEY would have insured the workers were legal. If you're so busy you have to hire (??) an outside cleaning firm, I would doubt you would personally check each worker's legality.. I'm just saying.
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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed Nov 26th 2008, 04:05 PM
It's laughable that the right seems upset that the Obamas have not attended church since the election. Of course, I haven't seen George Bush inside a church since the last State funeral, but that's beside the point.

All of this pi$$ing and moaning about church, yet here we have the PE and his family going out to his people in the community handing out Thanksgiving dinners and then visiting with children in a nearby school. What a joy he has given to his community this day. This will be the last holiday the Obamas will be able to meet and greet their friends in this manner for the next four/eight years.

Being INSIDE a church on a designated day, attending services is all well and good. I do admire however, those that actually conduct acts of christianity and kindness outside of church. Where it counts most. It matters not to me and many others whether the Obamas attend church or not, but the actions of the family says much more. Faux outrage of this nature is hypocritical. There are those who "Pardon" turkeys and those who hand them out with smiles and generosity. I'll take that second kind, along with some pie, thank you very much.
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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Tue Nov 25th 2008, 07:06 PM
I'm not too good at posting from other sites so I usually don't, but I love you guys and just knew you would so enjoy the following from www.freerepublic.com .




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Plains Radio Reporting A Possible Islamic Threat Against Leo Donofrio?
Plains Radio ^ | 11-25-2008 | Ed Hale

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 6:11:39 PM by Frantzie

*** BREAKING NEWS *** PRN has uncovered a polt to kill Leo Donofrio

HI folks: This is what we know right now. The sourse of this information comes from Congresswoman from North Carolina. Joe Thunder recieved a phone call late last night informing him of this plot. We have tried to verify this with the congresswoman but had not spoken to her, however the person who told Joe about this will be on his show tonight. We know that is it a Islam (spelled wrong) terrorist organization that has put the contract out on Leo. Leo is in hiding at this time. We are in the process of getting a team to protect him. Spread the word and have everyone listening to Joe Thunders show at 8:00 pm Central tonight. More updates as they become abvailable. Joe Thunder ask that I remove the Congresswoman name and link for teh time being. I have removed it. State: Texas

(Excerpt) Read more at pub29.bravenet.com ...
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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Thu Nov 20th 2008, 08:15 AM
If you're going to be ready on Day One, you need people with resumes that indicate an innate knowledge of how things are done. This is much like assembling a "start-up" company. With the present agenda in PE Obama's hand, bright but not necessarily experienced is not going to be good enough.

Each of the appointments so far bring this knowledge. Granted, it looks, at this point, like a re-tread of the Clinton administration. Who would you have him choose from? None of these appointments are made in stone. There will be people serving for a time and then leaving for various reasons. Some will come on board with the understanding they will leave after the administration has a good foot on the ground. All he has had to choose from are those professionals in the Clinton administration. There will be much moving around and shuffling. Tweaking, as they say.

I know if I were involved in the hiring for a "start-up", I would most definitely look at the resumes of candidates with the knowledge (inside or not)to initially get the job up and running. Tweaking comes later. Now is the time for patience and confidence in the new boss. He hasn't made any mistakes thus far that I have noticed.
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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Nov 12th 2008, 01:39 PM
ok with you. I'm expecting some incoming ....
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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed Nov 05th 2008, 12:01 PM
our first African American President of the United States. These people have fought long and hard, blah, blah..." I swear that's what he said as he signed off. I'm listening to him readying for Rush (can't resist)...Also, Glen's last 2-3 calls were not the hate-filled ones I usually hear. Dear God, hell truly has frozen over....
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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Nov 03rd 2008, 08:00 PM
To the Editor,

I have been an MSNBC viewer for many years. My morning routine included Imus and then in the evening Hardball with Chris Matthews. Fortunately Keith Olbermann was added to your roster and I find him the breath of fresh air so sorely needed in the present media environment.

I write you this letter in absolute and total disgust with your programming, and to let you know you have lost one more viewer. I shall now be watching my local programming, listening to the radio and attempt to get my information from any other source than MSNBC. Your programming/shilling constantly for the McCain/Palin losing campaign confuses me. All day the constant pandering and attempt to prop up this dead horse mystifies me. Scarborough and whatshername are totally unwatchable and it goes the same during the day. My only respite has been at 8 pm when Keith comes on. I shall miss him, but can always catch him on YouTube on the internet.

The President of the United States will be Barack Hussein Obama, get used to it and get over yourselves. I have not heard a positive word from anyone re your daytime programming and at a restaurant I was in today, someone yelled to the owner to turn your "crappy station off." I believe Mrs. Greenspan was doing her usual shilling. It's boring and not good TV.

Sincerely,

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Posted by monmouth in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Nov 02nd 2008, 05:33 PM
blocks from each other. I remember him as a young boy. He was sort of a shy type and I am so impressed with how he has matured. Listening to him speak makes me so proud and in awe of his grasp on what's important. His mother Adele is still alive and in CA, he lost his dad, who I worked with years ago, a few years back.

Very strong words Bruce has spoken, no "celebrity" poseur is he, just an American guy who has never forgotten his roots. Proud of ya Bruce, you do Freehold proud.
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