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‘Left, Right & Center’: Egypt in Revolt, U.S. in Debt, SOTU

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Posted on Jan 28, 2011
Left, Right & Center
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When “Left, Right & Center” aired Friday it was still unclear whether Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak would stay in power as mass protests persisted in the Mideast nation, but show regulars Robert Scheer and Tony Blankley, along with a couple of newer voices, weighed in about the significance of the demonstrations and the potential for change in the region. Also up for discussion: Obama’s State of the Union speech and that pesky federal deficit.  —KA

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By presume, February 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm Link to this comment

Courageous Chaos in Cairo.

In the face of, which:

A pompous, pusillanimous U.S. President
pontificates by nauseating precedent,
doing what America does best:
Interfering, while presumptively a guest.

Declaring what other nations should handle
while briskly ignoring our domestic scandal:
Invoking the ‘noble cause of democracy’ abroad
while democracy at home turned a blatant fraud.

An over armed banana republic corporate state
has becomes our undiscerning, tragic fate.
The elite with an ignorant, self absorbed population
colluding in yet another mere ‘pretend solution’.

“Yeah, sure but not only on Tahrir Square are things hopping’
am twittering my friends that I am going shoppin’!
Change abroad, where clearly needed, shall suffice
and without my personal sacrifice!”

Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton preening on the world stage,
oblivious that since long their audience flew the cage.
The last smattering applauds long faded
with Pax America the World thoroughly jaded ...

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By Campbell, January 31, 2011 at 8:05 pm Link to this comment

I stopped listening to L,R &C because Matt Miller willfully ignored DADT and any LGBT issues. They seem too make him uncomfortable and if Arianna or Robert happened to mention the issue in any context, Miller quickly and not too discreetly changes the subject to one of finance.

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By drbhelthi, January 31, 2011 at 2:57 am Link to this comment

Many great teachers have appeared throughout recorded
history, occasionally.

None of them seem to have significantly influenced
the machinations of the type of mankind such as Adolf
Hitler and his devotees, who transferred the NAZI HQ
from Berlin to DC and Huntsville in 1945.  The
thwarted intellects of which type currently guide the
NAZI element of the CIA, the MOSSAD, Blackwater-Ex
etc,etc., and the last four personages that
occupied/occupy the U.S. “presidency.”  And, the
zionist-types that own the “Federal Reserve” and the
western-world banking system.

While AXIS Hilly trapsies around the world,
spying on foreign diplomats
while tooting the horn for their/her type
of hypocrisy, “american democracy.”

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By omop, January 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm Link to this comment

Only Blankley knows the answers.

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By alturn, January 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm Link to this comment

On America and the middle east - from the questions and answers section of the September 2006 issue of Share International magazine:
Q. Some time before his death in 1982, Swami Muktananda told a group of devotees that the day would come when America would lay waste the nations of the Middle East, but that following this a great Teacher would appear in the world, and that flowers would spring up in his footsteps in the devastation. (1) Is this what we are seeing in the Middle East now, through America’s direct actions in invading Iraq, through their foreign policy, and by proxy, through their support of Israel? (2) Is the timing of Maitreya’s full emergence related to current Middle East events? (3) Is this forecast by Swami Muktananda to be taken as accurate?
A. (1) Yes. (2) No. (3) Yes, more or less.

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