Obama’s Big Gaffe on ISIS: Says “We don’t have a strategy yet.”
Aug29

Obama’s Big Gaffe on ISIS: Says “We don’t have a strategy yet.”

The White House has been in damage control mode. Once again a politician has made a foot-in-mouth gaffe that can hurt and/or define him. And this time it was President Barack Obama — bigtime. At a time when a new poll by the respected company Pew Research finds Americans now feel the U.S. doesn’t do enough to solve world problems and that 54% feel Obama is not tough enough, Obama, in trying to explain that he’s...

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Follow TMV on Facebook
Aug26

Follow TMV on Facebook

The question has come up twice via emails: YES you CAN follow The Moderate Voice on Facebook. Posts on TMV are automatically put on the page. Here’s the address: https://www.facebook.com/TheModerateVoice And, if you like TMV please do spread the...

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Are We Really Teed Off at Obama’s Golfing?
Aug25

Are We Really Teed Off at Obama’s Golfing?

Shortly after he angrily denounced the obscene beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by a member of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a smiling President Barack Obama was photographed playing golf. And so it started — just like clockwork. Obama’s not really working… He’s ignoring the country’s crises.. He doesn’t really care about Foley… The optics are bad. In reality,...

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It’s now personal between Obama and the ISIS
Aug22

It’s now personal between Obama and the ISIS

No more Mr. (relatively) Nice guy. It’s now personal between President Barack Obama and the ISIS after the beheading of freelance journalist James Foley. That’s the quite-plausible analyst of The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake: When ISIS beheaded an American journalist, it meant to intimidate—and provoke—the United States. It should be careful what it wishes for. The gloves just came off. The Obama administration signaled...

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Before Killing James Foley, ISIS Demanded Ransom From U.S.
Aug21

Before Killing James Foley, ISIS Demanded Ransom From U.S.

Well, well, it now turns out that despite the original statement broadcast to the world before a member of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria beheaded American freelance journalist James Foley that the group was sending a message to the United States and President Barack Obama, the group that is bringing back the bad ‘ol days memories of World War II and a certain mustachioed dictator had another reason: the United States had...

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Video: Stunning footage of swimmer escaping huge crocodile
Aug21

Video: Stunning footage of swimmer escaping huge crocodile

A swimmer’s worst nightmare, in the same league with a shark: being in the water near a crocodile. Here’s some stunning footage of a big croc watching and following a tourist in Mexico as he considers having manwhich for lunch. This footage was reportedly shot on a bridge by terrified tourists who were looking on: Background on this...

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The White House Confirms: Journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIS
Aug20

The White House Confirms: Journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIS

And now the dreaded confirmation from the White House. Yes, freelance journalist James Foley was indeed beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The video — on line and for a while on You Tube, then taken off — was authentic. The video showing the beheading of an American journalist by the militant group Islamic State is authentic, the Obama administration said Wednesday. National Security Council spokeswoman...

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Evil Strikes Back
Aug19

Evil Strikes Back

Just as World War I didn’t prove to be “the war to end all wars,” the 20th century didn’t turn out to be when the nearly unimaginable brutality and indescribable evil represented by German dictator Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime was definitively laid to rest. The evil is back. Big-time. This time it’s in the form of the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is battling to take over...

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Suspect Steals San Diego Police car and is (surprise!) nabbed
Aug18

Suspect Steals San Diego Police car and is (surprise!) nabbed

There aren’t a lot of rocket scientists in the world. And then there are those who seemingly don’t even seem to fill the ranks of those who don’t qualify to be rocket scientists. Yes, it actually did happen: someone did finally steal a police car and lead police on a chase…after their police car. And yes, police did catch the police car. The Los Angeles Times’ Tony Perry offers us the story (no, this not...

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What makes Perry guilty?
Aug18

What makes Perry guilty?

What makes Perry guilty? Or, at the very least, how can a grand jury indict the governor for a veto? What, for crying out loud, justifies this godless anti-Perry business when he was just doin’ his job? Take a look at this, straight from Texas: No one disputes that Perry, a Republican, had the authority to use his line-item veto power, guaranteed by the Texas Constitution, to eliminate the $7.5 million in two-year state funding...

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NBC News likely home run? Chuck Todd likely the new host of “Meet the Press”
Aug11

NBC News likely home run? Chuck Todd likely the new host of “Meet the Press”

Is NBC’s — and many longtime “Meet the Press” fans’ — nightmare finally over? NBC may be poised to score a home run in naming Chuck Todd to be the new host of “Meet the Press” in the wake of viewers reacting to David Gregory as host as viewers reacted to the old series “Bewitched” when it brought in a “new Darrin”: the program continued but seemed on the decline....

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Will 2014 be the Seinfeld election?
Aug10

Will 2014 be the Seinfeld election?

Will 2014 in effect be the Seinfeld election? The Washington Post reports that unlike in previous mid-terms elections, this election is turning out to be an election about nothing, and also an election about everything. Yes believe it, and don’t believe it: Ask voters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle what November’s midterm elections are about and one will tell you drones. A second will say closing the prison at Guantanamo...

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Do the Democrats Fear Rand Paul Will be the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee?
Aug07

Do the Democrats Fear Rand Paul Will be the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee?

Do the Democrats fear Rand Paul could be the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee because he could be a far different kind of Republican that could redefine the national Republican brand and make inroads into their constituencies? The Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi, in a well-sourced report, suggests the Dems are starting to aim their political fire at Rand Paul because, yes, they fear him. Democrats fundraise and campaign by...

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Fed Up Nation: Poll shows Americans disgusted with Obama and Congress
Aug06

Fed Up Nation: Poll shows Americans disgusted with Obama and Congress

America’s heading down the wrong path, and America’s political class stinks. That’s the gist of the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll which finds that political leaders and government are now creating a unqiue moment in our political history: a consensus over how bad the government, the course of our nation and America’s leaders are. Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy,...

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Will The Sarah Palin Channel Rival Comedy Central?
Aug06

Will The Sarah Palin Channel Rival Comedy Central?

This just in! If you’re willing to spend more money than you currently drop on Netflix, you can now get the Sarah Palin Channel online, which promises to “discuss the great issues of the day and work towards solutions.” Wait, solutions? How can THAT be the Sarah Palin Channel? To some conservatives, Palin tells it like it is and is irresistible. To many other Americans, she’s a lightweight and a turnoff. Since...

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Chuck Todd: Republicans talking impeachment playing into White House hands  (with VIDEO)
Aug04

Chuck Todd: Republicans talking impeachment playing into White House hands (with VIDEO)

Who are becoming one of the greatest boosts to Democrat Party fundraising? Republicans talking about impeaching President Barack Obama. It has become clear from a slew of news stories documenting the infusion of money into happily-receiving Democratic Party coffers. And NBC’s Chuck Todd, who was one of the country’s best political analysts before he joined NBC, says GOPers talking about impeachment are playing into White...

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A VERY aggressive turkey (VIDEO)
Jul31

A VERY aggressive turkey (VIDEO)

Think you know everything about how a wild animal — or wild bird — reacts? Well, (for the umpteenth time) think again: a decoy turkey was placed out in Michigan, and Jake the Turkey didn’t take too kindly to it. The decoy’s owner tried to save the decoy and then (WATCH)… But it isn’t only Americans who have had problems with wild turkeys: Here’s a video from 2013: OF RELATED INTEREST:...

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Impeachment threat fundraising bonanza for b-o-t-h parties
Jul28

Impeachment threat fundraising bonanza for b-o-t-h parties

Get ready for the False Equivalency Police to be sent out in force as we discuss a f-a-c-t: the threat of the impeachment is proving to be a fundraising bonanza for BOTH two major political parties, and both are grabbing the I-ball and running with it. Forget the fact that (at this stage of the game) polls don’t show a national clamor for impeachment. For every reaction there is a reaction — and The Daily Beast’s...

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CNN reassigns reporter from Israel over “scum” tweet
Jul18

CNN reassigns reporter from Israel over “scum” tweet

Those who work as newsgatherers in the news media and those who’ve worked in the news media know the problem: if you have a bad experience with someone you’re covering and your reaction looks too personal there’s a chance you’ll be pulled from that assignment if a)there is a major furor over you showing your ire (covert anger is safer than overt anger) b)your news organization fears that your future reporting...

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Inaccurate Political Rage is All the Rage
Jul18

Inaccurate Political Rage is All the Rage

Do you have personal issues? Do you want to seem intelligent, well informed and on-top-of-it-all without having to bother to put in any effort or time to see whether your assertions are accurate? If so, then join the trend that’s all the rage in the 21st century: show indignation now and worry (or, more likely, don’t) about accuracy later. And, for heaven’s sake, never EVER worry about “nuance.” The...

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