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Hillary’s genocide lie

In 1994, 800 00 innocent people were murdered in the Rwandan genocide while the world looked on – too indifferent to help. Hillary Clinton is seeking some campaign kudos by claiming that she told her husband (who was US president at the time of the tragedy) to send troops there to stop the ethnic cleansing.

This claim has been uncovered in the American blog JustOneMinute as a sham. Click here to read the exposé.

The level some politicians are prepared to stoop to makes one sick. That the senator feels impelled to get political mileage out of a tragedy that the West could have prevented just shows how desperate the woman must be. If anything, the Clintons should be hanging their heads in shame for their behaviour (or the lack thereof) during the genocide.

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Obama vs Clinton – guess who worked harder in the Senate?

As I write this, history is in the making as Democrats in Ohio and Texas vote for their presidential nominee. After eleven consecutive wins, Obama looks set to scoop up the two states, but there’s no knowing what will happen.

I received an email from a friend that outlines the senate records of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Its contents makes for some interesting reading:

Senator Clinton, who has served only one full term (six years) and
another year campaigning, has managed to author and pass into law twenty pieces of legislation in her first six years.

These bills can be found on the website of the Library of Congress
www.thomas.loc.gov, but to save you trouble, I’ll post them here for you:

1. Establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site.
2. Support the goals and ideals of Better Hearing and Speech Month.
3. Recognize the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
4. Name courthouse after Thurgood Marshall.
5. Name courthouse after James L. Watson.
6. Name post office after Jonn A. O’Shea.
7. Designate Aug. 7, 2003, as National Purple Heart Recognition Day.
8. Support the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition
Day.
9. Honor the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton on the bicentennial of his death.
10. Congratulate the Syracuse Univ. Orange Men’s Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.
11. Congratulate the Le Moyne College Dolphins Men’s Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.
12. Establish the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution Commemorative Program.
13. Name post office after Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda.
14. Honor Shirley Chisholm for her service to the nation and express condolences on her death.
15. Honor John J. Downing, Brian Fahey, and Harry Ford, firefighters who lost their lives on duty.

Only five of Clinton’s bills are more substantive:
16. Extend period of unemployment assistance to victims of 9/11.
17. Pay for city projects in response to 9/11
18. Assist landmine victims in other countries.
19. Assist family caregivers in accessing affordable respite care.
20. Designate part of the National Forest System in Puerto Rico as protected in the wilderness preservation system.

There you have it, the facts straight from the Senate Record. Now, I would post those of Obama’s, but the list is too substantive so I’ll mainly categorize.

During the first eight years of his elected service he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced

• 233 regarding healthcare reform
• 125 on poverty and public assistance
• 112 crime-fighting bills
• 97 economic bills
• 60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills
• 21 ethics reform bills
• 15 gun control
• 6 veterans affairs

and many others.

In his first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These inculded **the Coburn-Obama Government
Transparency Act of 2006 – became law, **The Lugar-Obama Nuclear
Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, -became law, **The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the
Senate, **The 2007 Government Ethics Bill, – became law, **The
Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, In committee.

In all, since entering the U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096. An impressive record, especially for someone who supposedly has no record according to those who would prefer that this comparison not be made public.

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Politics for the YouTube generation

Maintaining momentum in a savage battle for the Democratic presidential nomination campaign is tough, but the load is lightened a little when the who’s who of entertainment come out in implicit support. A music video entitled “Yes we can” based on Barak Obama’s rousing speech soon after losing the New Hampshire primary, is currently spreading like wildfire on the web. Written by will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame and Bob Dylan’s son, Jesse, it features a host of celebs (including Scarlett Johansson, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Kate Walsh, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Adam Rodriquez, Kelly Hu and Amber Valetta) giving a rousing call for change. It is electioneering at its Web 2.0 best. South African politicians, watch and learn!!

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