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A Daily Independent Global News Hour
Headlines for February 09, 2012
(text of portion of the headlines portion of the program)
[This portion Atheists and Freethinkers should know about]
Santorum Slams "Intolerance" of Evangelicals Republican presidential
hopefuls returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday, one day after Rick
Santorum’s sudden resurgence with a three-state victory. Speaking in Texas,
Santorum took aim at what he called progressive "intolerance" of evangelical
Rick Santorum: "This is the intolerance of the left, the intolerance of the secular
ideology. It is a—it is a religion unto itself. It is just not a biblical-based religion.
And it is—it is the most intolerant, just like we saw from the days of the atheists
in the Soviet Union. It is completely intolerant of dissent, because they fear
dissent. Why? Because the dissent comes from folks who use reason, common
sense and divine revelation, and they want no part of any of those things."
Romney: Rivals "Act Like Democrats" Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt
Romney is seeking to revive his campaign after losing to Santorum in Colorado,
Minnesota and Missouri. Speaking in Atlanta, Romney said both Santorum and
Newt Gingrich had acted like Democrats while in political office.
Mitt Romney: "Republicans spent too much money, borrowed too much money,
earmarked too much, and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have to be held
accountable. This is one of the reasons the Tea Party grew up, of course, is that
people were unhappy about incumbents, people who had spent their careers in
Washington borrowing, spending and earmarking. And they said, 'Look, we want
to—we want to throw the guys out that have been there too long and bring in
some new faces.' And in this race, I’m the only guy that hasn’t spent time in
Washington. And Senator Santorum and Speaker Gingrich, they are the very
Republicans who acted like Democrats. And when Republicans act like
Democrats, they lose."
Gingrich Warns Ohio Voters of Deadly "Iranian Nuclear Weapon" Newt
Gingrich is campaigning in Ohio, which is one of the states to vote as part of
"Super Tuesday" next month. In a far-reaching comment, Gingrich invoked the
possibility of a deadly Iranian nuclear attack on Ohio — to stress the importance
of U.S. manufacturing.
Newt Gingrich: "You think about an Iranian nuclear weapon. You think about the
dangers, to Cleveland or to Columbus or to Cincinnati or to New York. Remember
what it felt like on 9/11 when 3,100 Americans were killed. Now imagine an attack
where you add two zeros, and it’s 300,000 dead, maybe a half million wounded.
This is a real danger. This is not science fiction. And that’s why I think it’s very
important that we have the strongest-possible national security. And so, I wanted
to come see how you manufacture, remind the news media and others that
manufacturing in America can be the dominant system in the world."
Edited by David Jacobs on Feb 10, 2012 3:35 PM