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Obama Recalls “Tragic Burdens”
of Tribal Groups on Columbus Day

Fox News, by Todd Starnes

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/8/2012 2:39:50 PM

President Obama marked Columbus Day by issuing a proclamation that reflects “on the tragic burdens tribal communities bore” in the years that followed the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. (Snip) “When the explorers laid anchor in the Bahamas, they met indigenous peoples who had inhabited the Western hemisphere for millennia,” Obama wrote. “As we reflect on the tragic burdens tribal communities bore in the years that followed, let us commemorate the many contributions they have made to the American experience, and let us continue to strengthen the ties that bind us today.”

There is no doubt that 0bama is the worst president in the history of this nation. He is a national disgrace. It's all about political correctness with this fool.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: surgedr, 10/8/2012 2:46:28 PM     (No. 8918453)

Dinesh was right he is an anti-colonialist against the orginal 13 colonies!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KsGirl101, 10/8/2012 2:54:16 PM     (No. 8918476)

Hope he's not depending on those "tribal communities" to haul his sorry butt across the finish line.
Geeshhhh! I'm tired of those white guilt trippers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fljack, 10/8/2012 2:54:38 PM     (No. 8918477)

Sure. The Native American tribes just loved nature and one another.

Their cultures were just above stone age and hadn't even found the wheel. They waged continuous war and murdered each other; whole tribes, families etc.

Jeez....get real....What is trying to set up? More reparations? It is about time the "tribes" assimilate into the US, fully....or, being 'citizens' of separate nations, should not vote.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: slickbgone, 10/8/2012 2:54:57 PM     (No. 8918478)

Maybe he should end the practice of Columbus day as a federal holiday.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimS, 10/8/2012 2:55:22 PM     (No. 8918481)

Oh, puh-leaze!

The trope about the noble Indian, whose lands were stolen, whose people slaughtered, and whose culture was destroyed is so yesterday. That was a popular cause back in the '70's. And we've already made enough reparations via casinos since then.

Doncha know that the current fad is the downtrodden Palestinians? And the poor muslims whose feelings we hurt with hateful videos and cartoons.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: STLstudent, 10/8/2012 2:55:54 PM     (No. 8918484)

The so-called "Native Americans" had been murdering each other for ages before any European came to the Americas. They were NOT peaceful, soul-searching peoples. The only complaint they have against European-Americans is that the European-Americans eventually won. Let's not believe the myth that has been woven about Indians... oops -- Native Americans.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: formerNYer, 10/8/2012 3:00:46 PM     (No. 8918504)

They also choose the wrong side in the American Revolution.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 10/8/2012 3:00:48 PM     (No. 8918505)

Hopefully that will cost him the Italian-American vote!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/8/2012 3:01:52 PM     (No. 8918508)

Didn`t the Beatles write a song about this called Guilt Tripper?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dman, 10/8/2012 3:02:40 PM     (No. 8918512)

Oh, for the United States to have a President again! While I sympathize with the fate of Native Americans, and agree that there is still restoration to be done on their behalf, this day is about Columbus and Europeans and events that led to the greatest democratic republic history has seen - not them.

Liberals like to embrace Darwinism - except when it applies to nations. Face it: the "stronger" and more technically advanced culture supplanted the indigenous one. Brains over brawn. This takes nothing away from the intelligence of Native Americans or the merits of their culture - they still have much to contribute regarding care of the environment, and other matters. It's just that technological progress won the day.

If you want Native Americans to have a day to honor them, I'd be all for it. But today (Friday, actually) is Columbus Day.

Let's celebrate Columbus and the way his courage and spirit of adventure changed history and how we view the world. Let's celebrate that the earth is not flat. Let's celebrate that discovery of a 'New World' led to new thinking and enabled the Liberty Bell to ring.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jar, 10/8/2012 3:03:40 PM     (No. 8918515)

But what about Leif Erickson, who must have encountered the Indians before Columbus did. And why the mention of the Bahamas?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 10/8/2012 3:03:58 PM     (No. 8918516)

#4 "Maybe he should end the practice of Columbus day as a federal holiday."

He is saving that for his second term.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tgoggin, 10/8/2012 3:04:01 PM     (No. 8918517)

Ask Obama about the tribal burdens when the Indians murdered my 9th great grandfather, Dr. John Woodson, in April, 1644.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/8/2012 3:06:17 PM     (No. 8918522)

So if Europeans had never come to America ... what would America be like today?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Javelin, 10/8/2012 3:07:46 PM     (No. 8918528)

Columbus (who may have been from Genoa)treated the Caribbean natives execrably in the fashion of the time. His actions do not confer nobility on his victims nor depreciate the ennobling aspects of European expeditions to the Western Hemisphere. It is instructive to remember the practices of those times and to deplore them, no matter the provenance of the perpetrators or the victims. We can't change them. We can abhor them.
Recall, too, that 1492 was the year in which the Alhambra fell and the last of the Muslims were expelled from the Iberian peninsula which would, in the following century see the unification of the Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon into the nation known as Spain. The Muslims of that time, and this, have notoriously held slaves and dealt viviously with conquered peoples. It is the conduct we should condemn, not the locus nor the origins of it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Penney, 10/8/2012 3:10:38 PM     (No. 8918534)

Again there are divisive & inappropriate jabs emitting from the 0bama WH. Columbus Day is a national holiday in celebration of Christopher Comumbus discovering America, ...nothing more & nothing less!

This WH should try to focus on the topic at hand but instead this and every traditional American celebration is targeted for scorn by 0bama. This guy is an opportunistic statist politico!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/8/2012 3:18:37 PM     (No. 8918553)

From the National Indian Gaming Commission website:

For federal income tax purposes, however, Indian tribes are governmental entities and, as such, are not required to pay taxes on the income generated by the Indian tribes, including income generated by commercial activities.

I wonder when Obama will go after the Tribal Groups?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/8/2012 3:19:18 PM     (No. 8918554)

Contrary to popular belief Indian tribes were just as cruel as the whites who "discovered" their land. Murder, rape, slavery. They were no different. The whites were able to conquer them because they had a superior knowledge of weapons. And they did bring new illnesses that decimated their populations. There was nothing fair about any of it - that's just the way the situation shook out. And they did bring new illnesses that decimated their populations. This white guilt crap has got to stop.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/8/2012 3:21:01 PM     (No. 8918557)

Indigenous peoples is a misnomer. If research into the genetics of the human species is correct, mankind originated in what is now Africa. Everywhere else humans existed is a place that they migrated to. The difference between Columbus and the inhabitants of The Bahamas was simply one of timing. When we say we are a nation of immigrants, it is not just romantic rhetoric; it is hard historical fact. And it applies equally to those who would disparage those who arrived more recently.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: DocH, 10/8/2012 3:24:13 PM     (No. 8918563)

On Thanksgiving, will we be lectured on the expropriation of Plymouth Colony by the Pilgrims? On Christmas, the horrors of the Inquisition? On New Year's Day, the unfairness to Muslims of counting years since the birth of Christ? On Easter, how Christians made all the pagans feel bad by telling them they were worshipping false gods? And then there will be the Fourth of July...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Frank Dunn, 10/8/2012 3:24:38 PM     (No. 8918565)

BO has to get the leftist airheads that populate campuses to vote multiple times, so he is pandering to them with his denial of Columbus, oops, Fall Weekend.

Brown University Kills 'Columbus Day' for 'Fall Weekend' | Fox News
Apr 8, 2009 – Brown University Kills 'Columbus Day' for 'Fall Weekend' ... two-thirds of the students supported changing the holiday's name to Fall Weekend, ...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: phx4546, 10/8/2012 3:24:45 PM     (No. 8918566)

The Wampanoag Indian tribe who assisted in the first Thanksgiving were the first Americans to not control imigration to this great country.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/8/2012 3:25:34 PM     (No. 8918568)

#14 - Newt once gave an extrapolated answer to your question: "Without America, this would be a very dark planet."

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Reply 24 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/8/2012 3:34:35 PM     (No. 8918590)

So, Zero. Why were the Indians raiding, scalping, and murdering one another for all those, er, millenia before Columbus arrived?
Something in the water?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Marcus Tullius, 10/8/2012 3:47:23 PM     (No. 8918613)

Well, Barry. Invent a time machine and go undo the Great Discovery. Let the Chinese find the place first - and let the population die off just the same as the first time. Why? Because any major contact with any old world population would have exposed the Indians to the disease that wiped out their teaming numbers and left the land open for settlement inthe first place.

You don't know what you don't know - and no one had a clue that such would be the result. No one. The Indians held their own against settlement for over 100 years, but two great sweeps of the epidemic through the two continents made possible English settlement after 1600. And at Plymouth, they were invited in to provide balance against a neighboring tribal confederation after local numbers had been decimated again. Ever read the book "1491," Barry? You should. Maybe you'd know more of what you don't know.

My question for you, all-seeing Barry, is this: What is it that you don't know? What don't you know when you invite in Muslim terrorists and illegal immigrants of all stripes. Or do you really think you do know?

Poor Barry. Human like the rest of us, and can't see all the ramifications of the breath he's stealing right now from the ought-to-have-been descendants of the African tribesmen his forefathers sold to the Islamists for deportation. What is going to happen to the rest of us if we allow you to breath the air of the Oval Office for another slow-motion four years.

Stop stealing our air, Barry. Go home. No one wants you on their team.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 10/8/2012 3:47:50 PM     (No. 8918616)

Columbus Day-- Celebrate by using your Discover Card!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/8/2012 3:55:22 PM     (No. 8918633)

The Obamanation swims between projecting what HE would do to the natives as Explorer and internalizing what he'd do if he was a native. (Spitting Bull!) May the media get what it deserves in polishing his apples so fervently.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: suziannr, 10/8/2012 4:07:37 PM     (No. 8918656)

well now...not only has the mask slipped....it's been totally removed...show who you really are, OZippy

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 10/8/2012 4:20:02 PM     (No. 8918679)

Get this, Zippy: When Pres. Monroe sent freed slaves back to Liberia in the 1840s, they rounded up a lot of the locals, killed a bunch and enslaved many others.

Go figure that one out.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 10/8/2012 4:24:47 PM     (No. 8918698)

Just another “I will stand with the muslims..” and attack on the Catholic Faith:
"What do we mean by the Catholic discovery of America?
· We mean the discovery of America by Spain, a country that for 700 years had suffered martyrdom under Islam, in defense of the Catholic Faith.
· We mean the discovery of America made possible by the apostolic zeal of Isabella I, the Catholic Queen of Spain. After seven centuries; the Moors were finally driven out of Spain in the year 1491; 1492 came on the heels of seven centuries of martyrdom. “

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Reply 31 - Posted by: gollyneds, 10/8/2012 4:28:50 PM     (No. 8918708)

barack, i think you're onto something. black people back to africa, whites back to europe. but that' not even enough. the english grabbed ireland, scotland and wales. the goths took over rome, italy's got the vatican, whatever happened to austria-hungary, yugoslavia came and went.
and those native americans? where did they come from? asia originally?
nope. only one solution. gotta jam all 7 billion of us back between the tigris and euphrates. let the rest of the world grow over.
guess that's why you're just so smart, barack

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Reply 32 - Posted by: adguy47, 10/8/2012 4:28:53 PM     (No. 8918709)

And while we're on the subject of tragic burdens ....

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lana720, 10/8/2012 4:43:37 PM     (No. 8918741)

Jarrett writes such good propaganda. Anyone who thinks zIppy wrote it is a fool!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/8/2012 5:13:11 PM     (No. 8918793)

So, his point is that Columbus is guilty of being a white-hispanic? Or, that as queen, 0 would not have financed an effort to find new trade routes, thereby lowering the cost of goods and endangering the unions?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/8/2012 5:52:17 PM     (No. 8918875)

Now he knows how I feel about the Mexicans invading our land and taking it over.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 10/8/2012 7:02:45 PM     (No. 8918965)

Unfortunately Great Leaders statement came out AFTER Philadelphia's Columbus Day's parade Sunday, with all it's D Politicians who marching to honor Columbus.

The historic Delaware Ave, named for the Delaware River so called for close to 400 years, legal name was changed to Columbus Blvd a few years ago Just to get Italian votes .... and so far we have been unable to get the old name back. .........

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 10/8/2012 8:09:07 PM     (No. 8919065)

Yo..yo..Waz BO taking? many of the North Eastern tribes were CANNIBALS who killed and ATE their neighbors. Like the Abnakis who constantly attacked and worried Massachusetts Bay Colony until the Colony had a butt full, raised a militia and exterminated part of the tribe at a village in Norridgewock, Maine in 1724. The CANNIBALS were being lead by Roman Catholic Father Sabastien Rasles who encouraged the Abnaki to attack and eat the filthy Pilgrims in Massachusetts!! There BO is some nice history for Yo igorant person.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: horacer, 10/8/2012 8:24:51 PM     (No. 8919090)

Columbus day was made a holiday to recognize and honor the contribution of Roman Catholics and immigrants. It's a holiday to celebrate diversity. It didn't have much to do with Columbus originally. It's a shame Obama knows so little about this country.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: woodsman, 10/8/2012 9:54:30 PM     (No. 8919230)

hey Barry....If it's so bad why don't you cancel the holiday by executive order...I'm sure your union buddies wouldn't mind an extra day of work that they are paid for anyway

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/8/2012 11:15:32 PM     (No. 8919356)

Give it up Zippy. All we wanted to do is celebrate Columbus Day like always, and move on.

Worse than Downer Debbie.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 10/8/2012 11:32:06 PM     (No. 8919378)

Columbus was one of those dang basted 1%ers.
Zippy keeps channeling Howard Zinn. But does he know any real history?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/8/2012 11:48:54 PM     (No. 8919393)

Unfortunately, they had this tendency to slaughter each other.

Not unlike Muslims in that respect, come to think of it.

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Democrats from President Obama on down have been touting Obamacare´s sign-up numbers. Even after the system´s disastrous rollout, they like to point out, roughly three million people have signed up for private insurance, while 6.3 million have signed up for Medicaid. "Already, because of the Affordable Care Act, more than nine million Americans have signed up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage," Obama said in the State of the Union speech. "Nine million." (Snip) But there is strong new evidence to suggest the administration's claims are grossly exaggerated and deeply misleading. Obamacare is not doing nearly as well as the

Fox’s Pied Piper of Low information Voters
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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 2/9/2014 10:55:35 AM     Post Reply
Incredible how Fox News Corp. talking head Bill O’Reilly—America’s biggest, television talking head who’s out there professing “Obama’s not a bad guy”—thinks he can get away with ‘pin-heading’ John Boehner for “pandering to radio talk show hosts” on amnesty. Guess bloviating Bill never takes the time to tune in to radio talk show hosts where John Boehner has been persona non grata for some time. Boehner finds no comfortable quarters from radio talk show giants Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity or Mark Levin, who continue to castigate the guy who’s a dead ringer for the cowardly lion in the Wizard of

Satisfying smackdown of Prince Charles
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/8/2014 11:06:50 AM     Post Reply
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, is also heir to the sort of mush-headed liberalism that permeates high society on both sides of the Atlantic. Accordingly, he has thrown his lot in with the warmists (snip)Recently His Royal Highness committed a major faux pas by injecting himself into the political debate, and he has been called out by the one man with the intellectual AND social standing to do so. And a major plus is that he has the wit to perform this necessary task with devastating effectiveness. As many readers may have already guessed, that man is Christopher

Ingraham Battles George Will,
Fox Panel: GOP ‘Elites’
Pushing Immigration Reform

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/9/2014 6:45:05 PM     Post Reply
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham battled the rest of the Fox News Sunday panel over immigration, arguing that immigration reform and current enforcement of immigration laws were weakening the American workforce, even as her fellow panelists countered that reform would bolster the economy. “I think what we’re seeing here is a split inside the Republican Party between two staunch conservatives,” host Chris Wallace said, going on to ply Ingraham with a Wall Street Journal editorial that called flinching on reform “de facto amnesty.” “As far as I can tell, the Wall Street Journal is on the side of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer,

They quit their jobs,
thanks to health-care law

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Washington Post, by Sandhya Somashekhar    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/8/2014 9:29:21 PM     Post Reply
Count Polly Lower among those who quit their jobs because of the health-care law. It happened in September, when her boss abruptly changed her job description. She went from doing payroll, which she liked, to working on her boss’s schedule, which she loathed. At another time, she might have had to grit her teeth and accept the new position because she needed the health benefits. But with the health-care law soon to take effect, she simply resigned — and hasn’t looked back. “It was wonderful. It was very freeing,” said Lower, 56, of Bourbon, Ind., who is now babysitting her

What if Hillary just walked away?
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Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/9/2014 7:57:21 AM     Post Reply
Even nearly three years out, it’s become “common knowledge” which has been repeated by more folks than you can count. (Including yours truly) Hillary Clinton is going to run for President. How could she not? And assuming she does, she will most certainly win the Democrat nomination. On top of that, she will present a daunting challenge to the GOP candidate, no matter whether the nominee is “establishment” or “grassroots” or from the Planet Ork. But I’m seeing an increasing amount of speculation that perhaps the conventional wisdom is neither. Does she want to spend two more years on the

Furby toys ‘turn nasty,
seedy and inappropriate’

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Scotsman [Edinburgh], by Jane Bradley    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/8/2014 10:47:11 AM     Post Reply
It was one of the most coveted gifts of the festive period and turned up under thousands of Christmas trees last year. But now parents have hit out at popular must-have toy the Furby Boom after it emerged that some of the creatures have developed “inappropriate” second personalities which have upset their children. The Furby, an electronic robotic toy which requires children to talk to and stroke it, as well as feed and put it to sleep, was a major hit when makers Hasbro relaunched the 1990s classic last year. The cute creation made it into the toy hit lists

Was Obama stoned
during Bob Costas interview?

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/8/2014 7:50:56 PM     Post Reply
The emergence of Twitter as a social media goliath has unleashed gossip and speculation as a media force. The long term consequences are unknowable, but in the meantime, with a far left president with a dicey past, it is producing some highly amusing results. Last night, President Obama explained to Bob Costas of NBC Sports why he wasn´t attending the Sochi Olympics, but the substance of what he had to say was lost in the controversy that erupted on Twitter over whether or not he was stoned. Yahoo writer Mike Oz took the high road, as would nearly any journalist, and described the president as looking "sleepy."

Justice Department to give married
same-sex couples equal protection

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Washington Post, by Sari Horwitz    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/9/2014 12:41:17 AM     Post Reply
The Justice Department on Monday will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection under the law in every program it administers, from courthouse proceedings to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety officers. In a new policy memo, the department will spell out the rights of same-sex couples, including the right to decline to give testimony that might incriminate their spouses, even if their marriages are not recognized in the state where the couple lives. Under the Justice Department policy, federal inmates in

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