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With Paula Broadwell, Gen. David
Petraeus let his guard down

Washington Post, by Joby Warrick*

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Posted By:PageTurner, 11/10/2012 10:27:12 PM

Gen. David H. Petraeus had just assumed his new role as U.S. Central Command chief in 2009 when he began introducing his staff to a young Harvard University researcher who was writing his biography. The woman, Paula Broadwell, then 37, had never written a book and had almost no journalistic experience. But that wasn’t the only thing about her that made the general’s aides nervous. Petraeus — already the most acclaimed U.S. military commander in recent decades — had until then been extraordinarily careful in managing his public image, allowing limited access to a handful of journalists,

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*w/ Ernesto Londoño and Kimberly Kindy

Let his guard down? Actually, he let his pants down.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/10/2012 10:33:06 PM     (No. 9006257)

Hillary´s fat little fingers are all over this one..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Michaelus, 11/10/2012 10:54:45 PM     (No. 9006286)

I am thrilled with the renewed interest in preserving the sanctity of the marital bond. I assume the next General to resign will get caught not going to church on Sunday or taking the name of God in vain.......


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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/10/2012 11:11:39 PM     (No. 9006295)

Seductively dressed in Afghanistan, much too close to the general, suspiciously thin journalistically, and seeming to take advantage of her access to the general, she raised a lot of red flags.

He was said to be very ambitious. She was more than his match in that department.

More interesting information in this article.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/10/2012 11:28:28 PM     (No. 9006310)

It´s amazing how much Old Media knows about the ´Patreaus affair´ but they knew nothing of the ´Benghazi affair´ for which he is taking the fall.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Edgelady, 11/10/2012 11:34:51 PM     (No. 9006316)

People are all too human. The shame of this is that it´s become fodder for political distraction.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/10/2012 11:43:28 PM     (No. 9006325)

The letter that was published in the NYT supposedly by the lady´s aggrieved husband did not come from him, you can safely bet on that, as men don´t do that. If anyone knowledgeable about this affair composed and sent that letter to the NYT it was the lady herself.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: freightdog, 11/11/2012 12:15:52 AM     (No. 9006349)

Just more proof that adultery is a career ender for a Republican yet, for a Democrat, adultery is a resume enhancer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/11/2012 12:38:04 AM     (No. 9006360)

Everyday you get up and make choices.
Seems like it wasn´t only his guard he let down.

Doesn´t make her mother of the year for sure.

However, something doesn´t smell right.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bob913, 11/11/2012 1:15:41 AM     (No. 9006389)

He let the country down and the family members of those killed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TheTech, 11/11/2012 1:27:05 AM     (No. 9006395)

An American Tragedy on many levels.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: janylou, 11/11/2012 1:43:50 AM     (No. 9006409)

Interesting comments on Judge Jeanine today. KT McFarland said that it was no big secret while Petraeus was still heading up Afghanistan, he was having an affair. She went on to say that he would have taken a polygraph test given by the FBI when he was appointed for CIA and they would have asked him if he had anything embarrassing in his past that he would worry about coming out and he would have told the truth. So the FBI statement saying that they only learned about it earlier this year is probably false which leads one to believe he was being blackmailed to toe the party line about the video. She said when last he made the statement about the video before congress, he wasn´t under oath. Next week he would have been and he would have had to tell the WH what his testimony was going to be. When you connect the dots.......they all lead back to the WH.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Aud, 11/11/2012 2:32:26 AM     (No. 9006434)

Bismarck girl makes good. Sort of.
http://www.chs.bismarckschools.org/chs/chshof/2006/academics/

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JAN, 11/11/2012 2:53:10 AM     (No. 9006450)

Petraeus had to walk back his comment a couple of years ago that all the troubles in the middle east rested at the feet of the Israeli´s.

He went along with the cabal and I have no sympathy for him at all.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 11/11/2012 3:54:48 AM     (No. 9006471)

There was a site up, linked in comments on Ulsterman, that had many photos of her in Afghanistan, w/ many of the troops, and Patreus as well. A few of them have been used in publications since this broke, but the site itself has been thoroughly scrubbed, including all caches and the web archive wayback machine. The captions listed names and ranks of many of the men, so I imagine they´re being sought out for comment at least.

Wonder if she wasn´t a foreign sponsor infiltrate, even back to her USMA days, or at the very least, approached to do someone´s nefarious deeds due to now-obvious proclivities lacking moral and sound judgment. My brother graduated from USMA in ´91, so he didn´t know her, but he´s asking younger grads from the other classes what they recall. Still weren´t too many females going through West Point at that time.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 11/11/2012 7:50:48 AM     (No. 9006636)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VJY97l0jVA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMwhl4IrPNc

..really any more that needs to be said..



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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/11/2012 7:53:01 AM     (No. 9006642)

He may have been All In, but the timing of the postmature info ejaculation says electile dysfunction.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rustycfc, 11/11/2012 8:11:57 AM     (No. 9006671)

you put men and women toghter in the work place and this is what you get.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/11/2012 8:30:04 AM     (No. 9006704)

The good general failed to keep his jihad out of her burqa.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: wwsweet, 11/11/2012 8:37:59 AM     (No. 9006717)

Poster #15 -- the two Youtube references are both unavailable. Any other suggestions? Curious what they are. Thx.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: LZK, 11/11/2012 8:44:06 AM     (No. 9006726)

Okay then -- could it be ole paula broadwell was a set/up by obama and his mama hillary to help "control" Petraeus? hillary has alllllll the FBI raw files. Hmmmmmmmm????

WE need to check into this paula´s (oh no another paula -- wonder if carvell will call her trailer trash) background.

This could get interesting....

LZK

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/11/2012 8:48:23 AM     (No. 9006738)

6, I think you´re right -- that NYTimes letter from the "husband" is total fiction and very likely came from the little vixen herself.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: fireman28, 11/11/2012 8:52:38 AM     (No. 9006746)

A man gets smoozed by a bimbo in the middle of no-where Afganistan and some of you are surprised he got hooked.

Look around military bases and see the thousands of foreign born wives our single guys bring home.

The married guys leave them behind.
Paula may have not been a DemoCrap Operative when she started; but Axelgrease sure made her one.

Agree, letter to NYT is probably phoney. Why would they print this trash.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dirtydave, 11/11/2012 9:44:24 AM     (No. 9006857)

Number 4, sex is something the LSM understands. Hard news journalism, not so much.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mustang, 11/11/2012 9:47:34 AM     (No. 9006867)

I could care less about some fling this man had with some broad . When will republicans stop their holier than thou bs and start paying attention to what´s going on.Repubs will never regain power if they do not wake up!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 11/11/2012 9:56:40 AM     (No. 9006877)

So far I have to reserve judgement on this. If it is an Axelrod production it is sleazy, of course, but also lacking in facts. If this so-called affair has been going on for years, why, all of a sudden, is it not OK now. The affair seems to predate his appointment to the CIA. This makes no sense unless everything was going fine until the Pres and Hill messed up and needed a scapegoat to cover up their nerarious deeds. It´s must curious in the timing. This isn´t the America I know and love.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/11/2012 10:33:15 AM     (No. 9006969)

Petraeus let his guard down with Obama and Benghazi. The affair would be a nonevent otherwise.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/11/2012 10:38:29 AM     (No. 9006981)

Heard irate indignation that Petraeus endangered soldiers and possibly classified information with this affair. Is this something like Clinton did with Monica, in the oval office, performing services to him while he discussed sending soldiers into war with senators on the phone? Just wonderin´.....

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Reply 28 - Posted by: papasparky, 11/11/2012 11:09:04 AM     (No. 9007063)

Think back on Obama´s rise to the top of his dung pile.

Ever since he was an unknown punk who could read a prompter and swivel his head in cadence with the written phrasing, (and hang out with his fellow misfits at Chicago´s mans country bathhouse) this is exactly the way he has climbed every rung of the AA ladder.

This is the MO of Axelrod, Jarret, Hillary and the Chicago machine. Find or construct a hidden scandal, extort using blackmail and/or going public to crush an opponent, deny any knowledge thereof and move on to the next rung.

There have been some necessary accoutrements (lies and document manipulation) along the way, but their main plan is to eliminate all competition in any way possible.

They live by alinsky - they should die by alinsky. Obama´s weakness is narcissism and ego. His vulnerabilities are drugs and homosexuality and could be exploited to the beneficial end of his political life.

Ironic that the two famous men who spoke dire warnings about the enemy within have ties to Illinois, Marcus Tullius Cicero, who has a Chicago thoroughfare named after him and our greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, who´s early life and career was in the state.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 11/11/2012 11:14:36 AM     (No. 9007075)

#7, where did you get the notion he´s a Pubbie? Really? He and his wife both work for this corrupt and vile administration. As for Betrayus´s behaviour, remember hubris/pride goeth before the fall. He got what he deserved.


Girl´s Hubby

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Reply 30 - Posted by: judy, 11/11/2012 11:15:08 AM     (No. 9007076)

Benghazi will be a 1000000 page novel before it´s finished.....

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Reply 31 - Posted by: maryc, 11/11/2012 11:22:50 AM     (No. 9007084)

He lost it all when he signed on for a job from obama. Then it became about him, not the job and the country. Now his humiliation is just a well planned diversion from the illegal arms in Lybia and Syria that got there through this administration handing them out to the rebels ( ie: they gave them to our enemies ) which is what Steven´s mission was all about. Now Gen. Ham is fired and Stevens is dead and Syria is bombing Israel. Not to tought to connect the dots unless you are too busy looking at a general with his pants down. So this is what America wants a President who leaves everyone who serves a purpose ´behind´ or dead and uses an affair to cover up treason.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Slimepuppy, 11/11/2012 11:49:56 AM     (No. 9007142)

West Point grad Paula Broadwell (I guess James Bond´s ´Holly Goodhead´ was already copyrighted....), Annapolis grad Astronaut Lisa Nowak....

so happy Veterans Days to those that served with honor...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/11/2012 11:52:16 AM     (No. 9007145)

This sort of stuff goes on all the time in the military. It has ever since men have been men and women have been available to them. We may be the first generation to think it is horribly wrong. I vividly recall, in Vietnam, a whore house was set up with eighteen Vietnamese women, right inside our compound and we soldiers were ordered to take shifts supervising it! I refused, considering it an unlawful order and was, of course, ordered to fill sand bags during my assigned "whorehouse shift". Yes, married soldiers and single soldiers were routine customers of the whorehouse until we rotated to full filed duty. Our whorehouse was "reassigned" to another incoming unit in training. So, the question remains, if it is sanctioned for troops, what is sanctioned for the upper crust of military echelons? Read Eisenhower, Churchill, Roosevelt, Patton, Montgomery, and many others to find what went on with their "regular necessity" companions. Yes, David Petraeus is a fall guy. But, he allowed himself to be trapped. Blame no one else!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 11/11/2012 12:11:08 PM     (No. 9007185)

I would really be surprised if this was the first time that Petraeus let his, er, guard down.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: NancyBee, 11/11/2012 12:16:34 PM     (No. 9007204)

Another smart man let down by his little brain. Can you imagine a man of his caliber using common e-mail to talk with his mistress?

DUH!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/11/2012 12:18:03 PM     (No. 9007208)

And the WaPo begins setting the meme.

NEVER FORGET the Washington Post was formed by Stilson Hutchins to advance, enlarge and protect the Democrat Party.

... and you read the dang thing as if it´s actually revelatory news.

It´s a propaganda outlet, people. Was formed to be a propaganda outlet.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/11/2012 12:21:27 PM     (No. 9007219)

If Mr. Petraeus was having an affair which he was on active duty in Afghanistan that was a big time violation of the UCMJ. Most officers would be drummed out of the armed force after being caught doing that.

As #11 pointed out when Mr. Petraeus was being screened, before he was appointed to the position of Director, CIA the Obama crew would have had to learn that he was having an affair. The Obama crew obviously then gave Mr. Petraeus a waiver of the affair so that he could be appointed Director, CIA. No doubt the reason for that was political, to hold Mr. Petraeus close so that he would not join up with the Republicans before the election. After the election it was not politically advantageous to keep Mr. Petraeus on any longer, so they let him go.

You have to believe that anytime the FBI is investigating such a high profile individual as Mr. Petraeus, that the Attorney General would know, and would pass that information on to the President in a personal conversation known only to them.

This should not be a surprise as the Obama crew has waived the law before when it was politically advantageous for them to do so, as an example look at the administrative amnesty for millions of illegal aliens that the Obama crew granted a couple of months before the election to secure a plurality of the Hispanic vote.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 11/11/2012 1:09:19 PM     (No. 9007304)

While not a grad myself, my family has many members , young and old ,
of the Long Gray Line.
In his 1962 farewell speech to the Corps of Cadets
at West Point General MacArthur said
" Duty, Honor, Country: Those three hallowed words
reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be,
what you will be. "
Many grads live that credo in their daily lives , decades after graduating.
General Petraeus has not.
His affair with this hussy with the man hands is bad enough.
Using a G-mail account to deliver his love notes
was bizarrely stupid and compromising.
But, his willingness to take a dive to cover for the sins of Obama is a shameful disgrace that can never be forgiven.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 11/11/2012 1:13:47 PM     (No. 9007309)

Never - ever forget that the military was decimated during the Clinton years. Clinton passed over thousands of good officers so he could promote the female, minority and don´t-ask-don´t-tell crowd until the Republican Congress stopped him...there are good officers out there...but...many of those that moved up through the ranks are Wesley Clark or Colin Powell types...weak! Obama knows who they are and like LBJ he uses the ones whose closets are full of skeletons!!!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jt26, 11/11/2012 2:00:35 PM     (No. 9007384)

Hey, cut the general some slack, she is pretty hot.
Ike Eisenhower had him a little strange while over running SHAEF in England and nobody crucified him. I think the subtitle of the book "All In" should be "Balls Deep!".

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Reply 41 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 11/11/2012 4:41:13 PM     (No. 9007668)

I´m going to take a little different tack here. Holly Petraeus, the good General´s wife, does not look fit. While no one can judge someone´s mental capacity by looking at a picture, Holly looks like someone who is not interested so much in her looks or what others might think of her. She had her job, which probably was very important to her, but keeping the General interested in her was something she may have taken for granted.

Along comes this apparently smart babe, who can outrun him, who is fit, shapely, and interested in the same kinds of subjects he is interested in, plus she is "really" interested in what the General thinks. Holly may not have been all that interested in his military "stuff" since she had been around it all her life.

Having someone who hangs on your every word, and is pretty, shapely, and fit may have been just too much for him to resist. Paula was like a mirage in the desert is to a thirsty man.

Interestingly,it was Paula who broke off the relationship. Had she served her purpose, and it was time for her next conquest (oops assignment)?

Also, how did she have time for the children, let alone to even get pregnant? She was always in school somewhere or on an assignment in conjunction with her military career. Strange, very strange.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: RussVet, 11/11/2012 5:39:04 PM     (No. 9007764)

When ObozoX blamed the CIA of not providing support for Benghazi as the embassy requested Petraeus as CIA Chief called a press conference and denied the the stand down order came from the CIA .... This was direct opposition to what ObozoX had said so he had to go, yes quickly... the Petraeus affair charge is just a misdirection to divert attention from Benghazi truth and Obozo´s voter fruad. Petraeus refused to lie for Obozo so under the bus he went along with two other 4 star generals in the Libya theater Obozo fired within the last two months for trying to support Benghazi

Benghazi=ObozoX Criminally negligent = ObozoX TREASON ..

Know Petraeus from when at Ft Campbell and he is a military leader of integrity, have an affair maybe, but be a liar for anyone NEVER..

Remember our Veterans who have paid a great price on this Veterans Holiday.. This includes Petraeus

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Reply 43 - Posted by: DustDevil31, 11/11/2012 5:47:40 PM     (No. 9007784)

Fauxbama and his crew knew. They used it against when they needed to CYA. Usually the enemy that uses this blackmail against you is a foreign adversary. We have the enemies within.

This is F U G L Y!

Peaches will go down for Benghazi. Faubama and Hitlery will be unscathed by the media, but the 49% will know.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/11/2012 6:03:59 PM     (No. 9007818)

I´m throwing in with #40.

The big bases (even in the war zone) kept all the pretty girls, while the combat outposts were and are ´man camps´.

Rank has it´s privledges and they are many and rich and sweet.

However, this is not a story about adultery but rather a story about murder.

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Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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