September 24, 2014 | 10:48 AM EDT
This is in stark contrast to an article early this month in the University of Minnesota student newspaper, the Minnesota Daily, which lavished praise upon Franken despite the fact he backed out of a campus debate and barely a word about McFadden who agreed to the debate. The tone of the Star Tribune article by Abby Simmons is set with the subheading:
In separate appearances at the University of Minnesota, Franken narrowed his message and McFadden showed fire.
McFadden showed fire? That is an improvement over the Invisible Man treatment given him by the student newspaper. What was a real surprise were the results of a Star Tribune poll which might be an indication that Franken’s previously reported double digit lead over McFadden might not be very solid:
The potential destruction of the United States by an EMP attack is more than a theory. Our most lethal enemies — Iran, North Korea, China and Russia — have the means and quite possibly the desire to knock out our entire power grid. They’ve even conducted practice runs to test our vulnerabilities. And we can be sure the new caliphate in the Middle East will be happy to play along.
So why isn’t our government doing everything it can to prevent this nightmare?
In his cover story for the September issue of TheBlaze Magazine, Larry Kelley, author of “Lessons From Fallen Civilizations: Can a Bankrupt America Survive the Current Islamic Threat,” details not only the technological threat of an EMP weapon — a topic readers of TheBlaze are likely very familiar with — but also the bad actors who have us in their sights. Kelley explains both the capabilities our enemies have and the test runs they’ve actually performed.
The Islamic State (ISIS) can count on one source of support for ready weapons in its brutal attempts to take over Iraq and Syria — the U.S. taxpayer.
A first-time field study report by an international weapons-tracking think tank, Conflict Armament Research (CAR), has discovered six U.S.-made and U.S.-issued M16A4 assault rifles, each stamped, “Property of U.S. Govt.,” among weapons captured by Kurdish militia battling ISIS.
The report states, “Islamic State forces have captured significant quantities of U.S.-manufactured small arms and have employed them on the battlefield.”
Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler took aim at White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday, September 3 and the result wasn’t pretty. At issue was Earnest’s attempt to clarify remarks made by President Obama during an interview in January where he labeled the terrorist group ISIS as a “JV” team.
Despite the press secretary’s best efforts to argue that Obama was “not singling out ISIS” when he called them “JV”, Kessler made clear that nothing could be further from the truth and gave Earnest four Pinocchios for his efforts.
The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people “moderately disapprove” of Barack Obama’s performance as president and 39 percent “strongly disapprove.”
Since Obama won two presidential elections, chances are that some of those who now “strongly disapprove” of what he has done voted to put him in office. We all make mistakes, but the real question is whether we learn from them.
With many people now acting as if it is time for “a woman” to become president, apparently they have learned absolutely nothing from the disastrous results of the irresponsible self-indulgence of choosing a President of the United States on the basis of demographic characteristics, instead of individual qualifications.