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Does Obama just hate his job?
Salon, by Alex Pareene

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/5/2012 6:05:56 AM

Hey, maybe Obama just doesn’t like being president? And that’s why he was so “off” last night? It’s as good a theory as any. Here’s Kevin Baker, at Harper’s: Instead, Obama signaled that he wants out. His diehard supporters are already trying to wave away this weirdly awful, unengaged performance as just his latest turn of Zen mastery, but that dog won’t hunt. They should steel themselves for more shocking displays of indifference over the next month on the part of this strangely diffident individual. It’s quite possible that he means what he says,

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Aw, man.....nobody told him this job was going to be hard!!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 10/5/2012 6:14:27 AM     (No. 8911159)

Yes, but, don't worry, ValJar just loves doing it for him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 10/5/2012 6:15:14 AM     (No. 8911160)

He has always hated the 'job' part.

Loves 'recess'

Typical spoiled brat

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sinic, 10/5/2012 6:22:50 AM     (No. 8911168)

He's had everything handed to him all his life...never had to lift a finger for much at all. An Affirmative Action life if you will. Why on earth would he change now? He looks at himself like he's some sort of rock star!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: beca, 10/5/2012 6:24:49 AM     (No. 8911169)

we dont need a self centered rock star in the WH....we need mitt romney for our kids to have any chance for a future

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/5/2012 6:34:03 AM     (No. 8911174)

I don't think he hates the job he just hates the work attached to it but loves the perks. Let's give him what he wants. A one way ticket out of town.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cato the elder, 10/5/2012 6:34:36 AM     (No. 8911175)

I was just reading something a few weeks ago in which aides close to Obama were supposedly relieved that Obama's dislike for Romney had stoked his competitive instincts. They had an unnerving feeling that the president was just mailing it in.

The bottom line, I think, is that he wanted this job mostly so that he could give speeches and feel important. I don't believe he is terribly interested in those areas of the presidency that involve work. And I think his much-ballyhooed magical oratory is starting to wear thin, even to himself.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/5/2012 6:42:57 AM     (No. 8911186)

A review of Obama's "job" record, including his present one, indicates that he always had a "job" wherein if he didn't choose to show up for work, no one really made an issue of it.

He possesses no value system as to responsibility. As such, he likes to be President, but has assigned those unpleasant tasks related to the job to others. So, for the first time in our history, we have czars in our government.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/5/2012 6:44:46 AM     (No. 8911187)

He's never really done anything at all as President but fundraise, vacation and appear on talk shows. His signature stunt, Obamacare, was turned over to Reid and Pelosi. His 'executive orders' were hatched by the motely crew of incompetent moonbats he surrounds himself with. What stood out most in his debate performance is his complete lack of understanding of his own policies. He can't defend them because he can't even explain them. He is by far the biggest mistake America has ever made.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 10/5/2012 6:47:12 AM     (No. 8911188)

He hates his job almost as much as he hates the USA.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/5/2012 6:47:22 AM     (No. 8911189)

Why would he want to stay locked up in a White House apartment when he could move to a 35 million dollar estate that some liberals are reported purchasing in his behalf in Hawaii with yearlong golf courses nearby?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wyspen, 10/5/2012 6:50:30 AM     (No. 8911191)

He hates everything and everyone, especially America.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 10/5/2012 6:56:04 AM     (No. 8911198)

He's lazy. Too easily distracted. Probably comes from too much choom.

Just a lazy child. "Mommyyyyyyy, this is too hard."

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Reply 13 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/5/2012 7:02:45 AM     (No. 8911206)

Poster 8 cites the radicals that obama appointed to powerful regulatory positions who answer to no one. Iit is frightening that Americans are mostly unaware of this threat from a gang of really foul people who have never worked outside of academics or social activism can exercise unrestrained power. If obama is reelected, grab a tight rein.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: freightdog, 10/5/2012 7:04:04 AM     (No. 8911207)

If he loses in November, he'll be "quietly grateful"?
Well, there's a considerable number of other citizens who will share the same sentiment.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: heneverlies, 10/5/2012 7:07:53 AM     (No. 8911212)

Sorry I'm late in writing this post...had to go the corner store for more Kleenex...tears just streaming from reading this sad piece of cover...

Late at night, after Michelle falls asleep and Valerie has taken away the warm milk glass and empty cookie plate, our dear leader begins his nightly thoughts about his...Daddy.

And what happened to his daddy? Daddy wasn't as smart as this son, though. He is planning his "retirement" early.

Sun and golf, then speaking engagements that will make the bank account of "man about town" Bill Clinton look cheap.

You've got to know how to play this game folks...especially when you are the smartest and greatest leader this country has and will ever have.

You should feel blessed, if not now, then he will spend the rest of his life explaining to you why you should!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Raisedright, 10/5/2012 7:09:50 AM     (No. 8911214)

It must be frustrating when the brilliance of your leadership is no longer apparent. Having to stoop to the menial task of convincing the electorate that we will be much worse off absent his presence in the Oval Office, the president cannot find the words to compel that conclusion. It is becoming difficult to sell failure and despair.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: WildRedWolf, 10/5/2012 7:09:51 AM     (No. 8911215)

You're gonna hate every job for which you are unqualified AND your accountability for performance in that job is suddenly required. B.O. hates all the parts of the job of POTUS that require real work and demonstrable results. But, we knew that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/5/2012 7:13:14 AM     (No. 8911217)

He hates it because he has found that he can't do it and will be happy if he has to move on to his next flim-flam scam.

Head of the U.N. General Assembly.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: radvet1, 10/5/2012 7:17:09 AM     (No. 8911223)

He doesn't want to win - I said it Wednesday night.
Laughable is the quote where he hates the drones and killing innocent people. I thought he likened it to a video game and that was the only part of working as president he did like.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: cobieone, 10/5/2012 7:19:33 AM     (No. 8911227)

Very good #8! And I will add... Not only can he not explain his own policies, but Zero knows he is nowhere near as qualified and experienced as Romney and is scared to death of that fact!


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Reply 21 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/5/2012 7:22:25 AM     (No. 8911231)

I totally agree with #8, and I also think he doesn't want to win. I think he's tired of the whole thing and bored and ready to go on to something else. Excellent explanation by #8 of his tenure in the WH.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: steveracer, 10/5/2012 7:27:14 AM     (No. 8911241)

Barack is lazy. But the Mooch and Valerie will whip him good for the sprint to the finish line. A passive agressive needs supervision. The ladies will make it happen.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/5/2012 7:36:57 AM     (No. 8911270)

I suspect that Moochelle would happily leave the White House. Zippy the wonder dummy, I'm not so sure about.

Obama would define leadership as: Hehas an idea, a directon to go, a goal to meet....it's up too you peaons to work out the details. Its why he has a shadw government staffed with 47 unelected un confirmed czars. Obama's idea of work is signing the paycheck.

I believe that it was Mark Stern who stated that the United States is the largest democracy in the word where the "Head of State" and the "Head of the Government" is the same person. Most democratic countries have a Prime Minister to run the government and a President, King or Queen to be head of state. Head of state gets to do the ribbon cutting ceremonies, state dinners and foreign travel. The prime minister ha t herd the cats.

Obama wants to be head of state ...... not head of the government.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/5/2012 7:42:01 AM     (No. 8911281)

I've said previously I think this all goes back to the time when Michelle and her entourage ran away to Marbella. Gossip was that she did so because Obama had invited Oprah to his birthday party without asking her first.

I thought at the time, as now, that he had told the Mooch of his reservations about re-election and she had exploded. No doubt pressure was immediately brought to bear and he realized his only way out was to lose the debates and lose the election. In the meantime he could have interesting times orating to adoring crowds.

If O has too much of a hard time between now and the election, he might do a Jackson Jr. Otherwise, he'll blame the altitude, Romney's bullying and lies, golf withdrawal syndrome or whatever, but he'll still be able to follow in Blair and Clinton's footsteps with the nonprofit foundations and speaking gigs. He'll thrive on that routine. Someone to manage the foundation and himself to orate, receive adulation, and play golf while the Mooch shops or stays at home telling people what to eat. Or maybe she'll run UN healthy eating programs all over the world. Imagine that--"Growing Arugula and Beekeeping in SubSaharan Africa."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Bevan, 10/5/2012 7:43:24 AM     (No. 8911283)

Look at his life! He hates any job. He's lazy, the ultimate slacker!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 10/5/2012 8:04:02 AM     (No. 8911323)

The article talks about him being down from dealing with so much death and war...
Where do these people get their truth from?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/5/2012 8:23:24 AM     (No. 8911366)

Does he hate his job? At this point, I frankly don't give a damn. Just boot him out of there and lets get on with the business of America - putting people back to work and self reliance.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tonyl, 10/5/2012 8:24:10 AM     (No. 8911368)

I sensed he hated the job from the start. Remember he was complaining about being stuck in the house only weeks into the job. After the other night and today's news about Obama calling Mitt a " liar", his job is going to be over in a McGovern/Nixon kind of way. He'll be lucky to win his home state.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/5/2012 8:25:15 AM     (No. 8911373)

Face it, he's a goof-off.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jinx, 10/5/2012 8:28:08 AM     (No. 8911383)

Obama hates any job. If he loses, he will become one more wealthy welfare recipient who doesn't have to work but who receives a check from the poor taxpayers for the rest of his miserable life. He will go off and play golf to his hearts content while his children go to private schools and Michelle goes on TV. They will all benefit from our hard work. Why should he want to be President?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Pilot222, 10/5/2012 8:35:33 AM     (No. 8911396)

I keep thinking how the USA is now stuck for the next 25 yrs. paying the retirement and perks for this wimp. He will become the next elder statesman following Carter and Clintooooon. A few lectures at $250,000 a pop , home on golf course in Hawaii , the Wookie on permanent vacation in EU, a truly fitting end to a perfect affirmative action life. Can't you see the steam coming from the heads of Rev's Jacksoooooon and Sharpten

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jorgecito, 10/5/2012 8:54:05 AM     (No. 8911445)

OMG, read through this whole piece - what a deluded soul this liberal writer is!

The writer is so desperate to find a positive spin on Obama's pathetic performance that he come up with this utterly off-base theory:
That Obama is just such a sensitive, warm, loving, compassionate, mensch, that he (Obama) just can't handle all the sorrow and pathos of war!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/5/2012 9:01:58 AM     (No. 8911470)

If he gets tossed to the curb after one term, he already has all the perks for life--full salary, secret service protection for his family, and own and own.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bobgray2, 10/5/2012 9:04:13 AM     (No. 8911476)

Obama thought being president would be just like every other job he has had. Lots of perks, sets his own hours, a bunch of people kissing his butt, lots of authority but not much responsibility, and plenty of people to do the real work while he claims the credit. The reality is such a bummer.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: God of Irony, 10/5/2012 9:11:04 AM     (No. 8911495)

He became President to punish the colonialists in an attempt to seek approval of his dead daddy.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/5/2012 9:34:57 AM     (No. 8911546)

The author gets closer to the truth, I think, in the last paragraph: He just HATES Romney so much that he can't stand to be around him. In fact, he hates all Republicans because he can't stand to deal with them. In short, he IS a hater. He is what he and his party call other people. That's why Obama doesn't have a problem with Bill Ayers who hates his fellow Americans so much that he tried to kill them and still thinks he did not kill enough of them and thinks that another 20 million or more probably need to be killed. I'd venture a guess that Alex Pareene is also a hater.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: melman, 10/5/2012 9:39:04 AM     (No. 8911553)

Janjan, don't blame Obama on America, he can be blamed on those who disavow the historic Kennedy statement; quote: "Ask not what your Country can do for you, but what you can do for your Country" end quote. Different Democrats back in JFK's day.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/5/2012 9:41:21 AM     (No. 8911557)

Other than the free trips for the 1st Mooch - the pension will be the same - AND he can start making Bill Clinton style money giving speeches. His problem is the "battle-axe" who likes the concerts and parties at the White House! He make take a couple of frying pans to the head over this - but that's okay - nothing in there anyway!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 10/5/2012 10:19:34 AM     (No. 8911664)

It has long been obvious that Obama loves the perks, the prestige and the playtoys, but that he hates the work, and he especially hates being held responsible for anything.

Looks like a bunch of Lefty writers are beginning to see the writing on the wall, and are scrambling to paper it over.

Mene, mene, tekel upharsin.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: AlloySteel, 10/5/2012 10:43:17 AM     (No. 8911751)

The Democrats saddled up the wrong horse in 2008, and they all realize it now. But they are stuck with a limp noodle for a quirt, and it just does not get their guy energized any longer.

Mondale and Dukakis looked almost like serious contenders in comparison.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/5/2012 11:19:26 AM     (No. 8911882)

Obama doesn't do his job. Why should he hate it?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: broken01, 10/5/2012 11:55:38 AM     (No. 8912002)

I used to work for a CPO in the Navy who was just like DA WON. Loved being a Chief but didn't do any work. The moron didn't even go to bat for his troops with the higher up on board the ship. Every crappy detail that was to be had we had it. Obowma loves the perks of the job but just like the CPO his execution of actual work left much to be desired

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/5/2012 2:14:54 PM     (No. 8912386)

Get ready to fumigate the Oval Office.

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President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K


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