Bill O’Reilly at Fox News on Wednesday took up the topic of former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and her recent visits to Libya and Iran to denounce U.S. policy.
O’Reilly surmised that Iran was funding some of her activities, but in the end, he and his producer conceded that no federal laws had been broken:
Good for a giggle: Note the quick look of skepticism on the face of McKinney’s Iranian questioner when the ex-House member asserts, as proven fact, that the hidden hand of “the authorities” was behind the assassinations of JFK, Malcom X, and Martin Luther King Jr.
You’ll note that McKinney leaves out the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy by Sirhan Sirhan, a Jordanian-born Palestinian angered by RFK’s support of Israel. No doubt it was diplomatic concession on her part.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, may have just named his price for participating in any effort to force Democratic colleague John Barrow to give up his Savannah residence in next week’s redistricting session.
Kingston wants to keep all four of his major military installations – including Moody Air Force Base in faraway Valdosta. From Larry Peterson and the Savannah Morning News:
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston isn’t against proposals for his district to take in all of Chatham County — if it keeps its four major military bases.
Whether that’s feasible hangs in the balance as state lawmakers gear up for a special redistricting session due to begin Monday.
The Savannah Republican represents Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Marys and Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta.
“I don’t know how they are going to stretch the lines one way or the other, but the bases are a community of interest I would like to stay together.”
Trouble is, the Valdosta area may be headed the way of U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, to boost the freshman’s Republican numbers in a refashioned 8th District.
Herman Cain will be the final speaker at Saturday’s GOP presidential straw poll in Ames, Iowa, according to the schedule released Wednesday. Newt Gingrich doesn’t have a straw poll slot – he didn’t have the cash to pay the upfront fee. But the former U.S. House speaker will participate in tonight’s eight-candidate debate on Fox News.
Protesters on Wednesday called for the removal of Confederate flags from a monument in an Atlanta cemetery where they recently buried the late president of a civil rights group co-founded by Martin Luther King Jr., Fox5 Atlanta reports.
The rebel flags at the Westview Cemetery fly over a sculpture of a Southern solider that memorializes the 400 Confederate veterans buried in the cemetery. The flagpole has an early version of the Confederate national flag and also its last flag, which contains the familiar stars-and-bars design carried by Confederate soldiers in the battlefield.
Mourners noticed the flags on Saturday while burying the Rev. Howard Creecy Jr., who died July 28 at age 57.
“Many persons were upset and asked me to come and do something,” the Rev. Benford Stellmacher told the TV station.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider