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What Do I Tell My Black
Child If Obama Loses?

Townhall, by Larry Elder

Original Article

Posted By:Photoonist, 11/1/2012 12:29:02 AM

What do I tell my black child if Barack Obama, America's first black president, loses his bid for re-election? This is a question many parents are asking themselves -- especially those who would blame the loss on racism. (Snip) If Obama loses, how many parents will tell their children that his race did him in? Already, The Associated Press published a poll supposedly showing that the negative "racial attitudes" people hold against blacks could likely cost Obama 2 points in the election. Really? Not only does Obama benefit from a near-unanimous black vote, but also from the many whites who

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Reply 1 - Posted by: woodsman, 11/1/2012 12:32:31 AM     (No. 8978570)

Tell them failure comes in all colors

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DARling, 11/1/2012 12:33:22 AM     (No. 8978571)

Buy a copy of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones and play it over and over. Your liberal child of any shade will eventually listen to the words and figure things out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bob913, 11/1/2012 12:34:32 AM     (No. 8978572)

Tell them the best man won.
Tell them the voters voted in an honest man.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 11/1/2012 12:36:24 AM     (No. 8978574)

Try telling the Truth. And he's not the first black President. If this person read Obama's book he would know that Obama's father Wasn't 100% black. He was about 15% black and 85% Arab. This makes Obama only 7% black. Lincoln was believed to be 16% black. The importance of this is that someday, Black-Americans will bring this up against Obama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 11/1/2012 12:38:56 AM     (No. 8978577)

Tell him that we took the words of Dr. King seriously and we judged the man on the content of his character and not the color of his skin.
Remind your child that character is molded, changed and corrected. Color is, well, color.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 11/1/2012 12:39:42 AM     (No. 8978579)

Tell him skin color doesn't matter.
Competence does.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/1/2012 12:41:21 AM     (No. 8978581)

We had to let him go.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: maitaisoo, 11/1/2012 12:41:30 AM     (No. 8978582)

If the 2012 loss is racism then what was the 2008 win? Puzzling for sure?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 11/1/2012 12:41:40 AM     (No. 8978583)

Great article. Love Larry's moms comments.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bobgray2, 11/1/2012 12:41:43 AM     (No. 8978584)

Simple. You tell him that it isn't about black, white, red, yellow, or any other color. It is about doing a good job, or not. It is about competence, or incompetence. It is about making promises, and breaking promises. 0bama has had 4 years to prove the voters were correct in electing him. By any reasonable measure, he has failed to prove that point.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: danu, 11/1/2012 12:57:24 AM     (No. 8978592)

Refer them to Mr Eastwood and the Empty Chair.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/1/2012 1:05:37 AM     (No. 8978600)

The fact that these questions come up in this day and age is just more proof that the left and the Democrats are still as racist as they ever were if not worse in that they have been lying to the black community and bombarding them with propaganda for generations to ensure they are kept down, have no self-confidence and to always see themselves as victims. It has been an insidious and evil campaign for the past 48 years. Thank goodness that some families were able to bypass the lies like Mr. Elder and others who see through the garbage sent their way. I hope that more will wake up soon for the sake of our country and children not yet born.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/1/2012 1:11:40 AM     (No. 8978607)

''What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?''

Tell your children that Christmas isn't to be celebrated anymore and they won't be getting gifts like the white families down the street. Not even a lump of coal because that a fossil fuel and bad for the environment.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 11/1/2012 1:14:14 AM     (No. 8978610)

You could tell the children that a voter, be he black or white, who votes for a candidate based on the color of the candidate's skin color, is a racist. A voter, be he black or white, who votes for a candidate based on the content of the candidate's character, his experience in governance, and his ideology, is a rational human being who doesn't give a flying rat's arse about the skin color of a candidate.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Evocatus, 11/1/2012 1:17:44 AM     (No. 8978611)

Tell 'em the Truth.

He was a Communist bent on the destruction of America.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/1/2012 1:28:49 AM     (No. 8978613)

Tell them 0bama was a fraud, and there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Tell them to study hard and stay in school.

Tell them that it will be a looooooooooooooooooooooong time before white guilt brings another unvetted black candidate to the US Presidency.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: PChristopher, 11/1/2012 1:45:18 AM     (No. 8978618)

Dittos to all above. Add to that...

"Barack Obama ain't gonna buy your gas",

"Barack Obama ain't gonna pay your mortgage",

"Barack Obama ain't gonna buy your food",

"You gonna have to go get an education and a job to pay for all that like a responsible citizen"

"NO! Not THAT!!"

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/1/2012 1:53:19 AM     (No. 8978619)

Larry:

Just print this out:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: pursuitoftruth, 11/1/2012 1:54:40 AM     (No. 8978620)

Tell him, "We had a black man as president but we picked the wrong man. The good news is, now you have hope for the future. You might even be president one day if you work really hard at all you do. And this time we will have a good black president."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lucky4, 11/1/2012 2:01:34 AM     (No. 8978623)

His mom sounded like an amazing woman, and very wise.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 11/1/2012 2:01:36 AM     (No. 8978624)

tell them Obama lost because he's a loser, and he wanted to make all of us become losers too

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Reply 22 - Posted by: STLstudent, 11/1/2012 2:08:00 AM     (No. 8978628)

Tell you child America elected an evil Marxist who is a black man to the presidency. Let's hope the next black candidate is not such an evil man.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 11/1/2012 2:32:51 AM     (No. 8978636)

Tell them that Obama was a complete failure.
Therefore we had to fire the loser.

Time marches on. ............next?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/1/2012 2:36:05 AM     (No. 8978640)

Tell them he's a loser.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ladymar, 11/1/2012 2:51:17 AM     (No. 8978653)

What remarkable parents you have, Larry! No wonder you grew into such a great American! I'd live to hug them both!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: silvertooth, 11/1/2012 2:56:44 AM     (No. 8978659)

You can tell your child that Obama is the least black, black man you know, and that there are actual black men that love America and will work for the future of its citizens, and not to worry, as said before, it's character, not the color of the skin that matters - all hearts are the same color.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/1/2012 3:35:43 AM     (No. 8978675)

Tell them that when you are given the trust of the people, and you violate that trust, there are certain consequences to be dealt with. You screw up on the job you get fired.
You ruin peoples lives and they get mad and get even. You run a nation into deep debt and raise taxes up through the roof, you got a problem. You inherit an economy with $180 a gallon gas and run that price up to $52.0 a gallon in Los Angeles, people are going to give you the bums rush. You play golf more than 100 times in 4 years and take lavish multi million dollar vacations at tax payers expense several times a year, someones not going to like it. Lie about a terrorist attack where 4 Americans were brutally murdered and it's going to come back on you. Kid's in other words, it's not the color of your skin that matters, it's the content of the man's character that counts.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/1/2012 3:53:59 AM     (No. 8978679)

Tell them that Barry was a complete failure and didn't deserve to be reelected, then give them a lecture on how NOT to be a failure by voting demonrats.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: woastew, 11/1/2012 4:28:31 AM     (No. 8978687)

Tell them that his election was the biggest hoax in the history of this country and hopefully he hasn't made it harder for a qualified black in the future....

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Reply 30 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 11/1/2012 4:35:32 AM     (No. 8978692)

Tell them that Class Warfare is not a solution and that "Character" is more important than skin color.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 11/1/2012 4:58:18 AM     (No. 8978702)

FTA:Hall of Famer Frank Robinson became the first black manager in the modern major leagues. There have been many since. Robinson's hiring made a statement about the irrelevance of race. Years later, when his team underperformed, Robinson was fired.

Obama can be fired, as well.


The End. And America lived happily ever after.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: JLoophole, 11/1/2012 5:07:48 AM     (No. 8978711)

Only a parent with no sense of "a teachable moment" or a skewed understanding of what "unfair" means, or a victim mentality would even ask this question.

It's a perfect opportunity to explain why some issues transcend color.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/1/2012 5:40:01 AM     (No. 8978726)

Tell them that he didn't get enough votes, and that if you don't get enough votes you lose. If they bring up the race thing, take them to the woodshed and tell them "Don't you ever talk like that again! Do you hear me?"

Ironic indeed that the evidence America is moving past racism is not the hiring but the firing of Obama. It was racist to hire him as an affirmative action president. It is not racist but the very reverse of racist to fire him because he cannot do the job. The racist thing would be to keep him on because he is (half) black even though his performance is below par.

This is not really that hard. People who vote for or against someone because of their race are racists. There are smiley faced racists who think they are doing a good thing and should not be called racists because they mean well. But a smiley faced racist is in many ways worse than a ugly faced racist, because the latter is at least honest with himself while a smiley faced racist is not.

The near unanimous black vote for Obama because of his race, while understandable, is still deplorable. It shows that a lot of work needs to be done to combat black racism. Unfortunately, white liberals, because of their own racism, actually encourage racism in blacks. There is an element of black(!) comedy in all this: black and white liberal racists march around talking about race all the time and accusing the rest of us of being racists, while we try in vain to get them to stop talking about skin color and instead stick to the issues.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: frenesi1, 11/1/2012 6:20:35 AM     (No. 8978752)

When I lived in California, I listened to Larry all the time. I loved it when he had his mom on the air. She was great.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 11/1/2012 7:22:07 AM     (No. 8978822)

I seem to remember that before the 2008 election old Larry was planning on voting for Obama because he was black and it was time for a black president; a sentiment I heard repeated by many others.
Those of us not looking through race-colored glasses tried to tell you. You didn't listen.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: toodles3956, 11/1/2012 7:41:45 AM     (No. 8978860)

Tell the kids the president was a end result of affirmive action and thats why you and your family will not be a part of it.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: eden202, 11/1/2012 8:09:44 AM     (No. 8978912)

1. Get a job.
2. Show up for work.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: crossmyheart, 11/1/2012 8:12:41 AM     (No. 8978924)

Tell him/her that the american voters has the same expectations of every president regardless of cultural background. And when they fail to meet those expectations they have to let them go.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/1/2012 9:51:38 AM     (No. 8979195)

It is actually very simple...some people are good and some are bad, Obie is really bad...then tell the truth about the bad things he's done...don't sugar coat it, lay it out!

Those that say he's good are on the take at our expense.

Child, what would you say if Obie took your piggy bank and gave all YOUR hard earned/saved money to the lazy kid down the block?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: amylu, 11/1/2012 10:19:14 AM     (No. 8979289)

Tell him/her to join the rest of us and thank the Lord. Next, tell that child to grow up, go to school, get a job and make his own way through life without depending on handouts and entitlements.

Lastly, tell him to keep his nose clean, stay out of trouble and vote Republican.

What's the problem?



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Reply 41 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 11/1/2012 10:23:56 AM     (No. 8979313)

What an asinine question/article. As if that question didnt occur to me when Clinton was re-elected.

Tell him this: Obama was a wretched president with Islamic sympathies. And if you can't suck it up that he lost, that's YOUR problem, not the rest of the country's.



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Reply 42 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/1/2012 10:26:44 AM     (No. 8979329)

What #18 said. Dr King's words are probably more pertinent than ever

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/1/2012 10:30:15 AM     (No. 8979348)

Tell him his black half won the first time, and his white half lost on the second.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 11/1/2012 10:34:48 AM     (No. 8979370)

Tell them the truth:

A black man had the presidency handed to him because he was black.
But when he got his chance he wasn't man enough to do the job.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/1/2012 10:37:15 AM     (No. 8979378)

Tell them the truth -- that racism played nothing to do with his defeat.

N∅bama had four years to do a job, and he failed miserably. That had nothing to do with his skin color. Because he didn't do a good job, the voters replaced him.

Unless it was racism that defeated George H W Bush or Jimmy Carter, then it's not racism that defeats N∅bama from re-election. It's personal incompetance. That transcends racial makeup!!!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: ivehadit, 11/1/2012 10:41:03 AM     (No. 8979396)

Tell him that America is the greatest country in the history of the world. And tell him how lucky he is to be born into this country where the playing field is: results are what matter and freedom reigns.

And yes, tell him that we are ALL proud of our founding fathers because we don't see any other countries accomplishing what they did...ever.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: msjena, 11/1/2012 10:49:46 AM     (No. 8979436)

Tell them that Obama didn't get the job done. Too many people are out of work and suffering. Tell them to judge people on their accomplishments, not their skin color.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/1/2012 11:03:23 AM     (No. 8979492)

Tell them failure comes in all colors.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/1/2012 11:56:13 AM     (No. 8979693)

Worse situation: How will you explain what's about to happen to their future if Mr. First Black Whatever WINS again?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: readaholic, 11/1/2012 12:13:50 PM     (No. 8979757)

Looks like a lot of posters are responding to the headline and didn't read the article.

Larry takes an incredible amount of hatred from the black community because he is constantly telling them to stop feeling sorry for themselves, and discriminated against, and that if they work hard they will make it.

And no, #35, at no time did Larry ever consider voting for Obama. If fact he had a very heated and emotional on-air exchange with two fellow radio shows hosts because, in spite of their usual conservative talk, fell for the Obama bee-ess (yes, you Doug McIntyre and Al Rantel! Ya happy now?)

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Reply 51 - Posted by: radrelic, 11/1/2012 1:01:58 PM     (No. 8979915)

Might tell them his black half echoes his Communist father, his white half his atheist, Marxist mother and his religious yearnings his madras of his youth and his step-father,

Just why did Stanley Ann send him to Hawaii to be mentored by his real father?

And why is that cd not online for the watching?

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Reply 52 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 11/1/2012 3:27:31 PM     (No. 8980308)

My gosh, don't knee jerk react to the headline. This is Larry Elder, a wonderful man and this is a very good article. Love the way his mom spoke to him about the poem.

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Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/28/2014 3:37:51 PM     Post Reply
As part of its plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration is targeting the dairy industry to reduce methane emissions in their operations. This comes despite falling methane emission levels across the economy since 1990. The White House has proposed cutting methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25 percent by 2020. Although U.S. agriculture only accounts for about 9 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it makes up a sizeable portion of methane emissions — which is a very potent greenhouse gas. Some of these methane emissions come from

One Doctor’s Viral Letter Exposes the Harrowing
Reality of Obamacare’s ‘War Against Doctors’

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Independent Journal Review, by Emily Hulsey    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/28/2014 5:42:18 AM     Post Reply
In an address to the House on Wednesday, Alabama Representative Mo Brooks read aloud a letter sent to him by Dr. Marlin Gill of Decatur. The letter holds nothing back while detailing the excessive costs and regulations that Dr. Gill calls Obamacare’s “war against doctors.” Here is the full text of the letter, courtesy of Rep. Brooks’ office: Dear Congressman Brooks, As a practicing family physician, I plead for help against what I can best characterize as Washington’s war against doctors. The medical profession has never before remotely approached today’s stress, work hours, wasted costs, decreased efficiency, and declining ability to focus on patient

Can Rick Perry Get A Second
Chance With GOP Voters In 2016

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Daily Beast, by Myra Adams    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/29/2014 6:04:15 AM     Post Reply
After a disastrous presidential campaign in 2012, can Texas Governor Rick Perry mount a credible bid for the White House in 2016? Texas Governor Rick Perry is currently on a media tour touting the theme that America is a great place for second chances, specifically second chances for Texas governors with national ambitions. Perry is trying to erase the memory of his disastrous 2012 GOP presidential campaign which included “brain-farts” and “oops” debate moments with his folksy, charming, and uniquely American manner. Curious about Perry’s comeback strategy, I asked Texan and GOP presidential media guru, Mark McKinnon and he said,

Democrats sinking in sea of charges
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Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/28/2014 4:59:45 AM     Post Reply
Please, try not to let what I’m about to tell you destroy your faith in the integrity of the national Democratic Party. Right now, a crime wave is sweeping the nation, and everyone in this out-of-control mob has a D after their names, even if most of the media are loath to report it. If you are a low-information voter, a Globe subscriber, say, you have been told endlessly that the root of all evil in American politics is the Tea Party, better known in your moonbat media as “teabaggers.” Oddly, however, the hacks rounded up over the last few days, well,

Women are legally free to abort a baby
because of its sex, says abortion charity head

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Telegraph (UK), by Alice Philipson    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 3/28/2014 7:39:52 AM     Post Reply
Ann Furedi, of BPAS, said the law does not prevent women from choosing a termination on the grounds of gender and she even compared it to abortion after rape. Mrs Furedi´s comments come weeks after it was disclosed that the CPS had decided not to prosecute two doctors who were exposed by a Daily Telegraph investigation arranging terminations purely because the unborn baby was a girl. A group of 50 MPs, drawn from across the party divide, then wrote to this newspaper warning that the decision was a “step back in the fight for gender equality” and effectively changes the law without

Student, 20, sues for $40MILLION
after being hauled from her car at
gunpoint and arrested for buying beer
underage when she only bought WATER

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Daily Mail [UK], by Peter Rugg    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/29/2014 1:17:21 PM     Post Reply
A University of Virginia student arrested by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents who wrongly believed she´d illegally bought beer when in fact she only had bottled water is seeking $40 million in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Elizabeth K. Daly, 21, alleges malicious prosecution, six counts of assault and battery and failure to appropriately train ABC agents in the suit which names the state and seven agents involved in her arrest. (Snip) Daly claimed she attempted to flee from the agents because neither were in uniform, one pulled a gun, and the other tried to smash her car window with a flashlight. ´My

Startling Rift on Supreme Court
Springs From Error by Kagan
On Text of Obamacare Law

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New York Sun, by Betsy McCaughey    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/29/2014 12:55:11 PM     Post Reply
A startling rift appeared Tuesday on the Supreme Court as the three female Justices came out swinging like Brunnhildes — women warriors — for what they erroneously labeled an “entitlement” to employer-provided contraceptives and morning-after pills. The Justices were hearing oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a case hyped by the Democratic Party as a test for women’s rights. Justices Kagan, Ginsberg, and Sotomayor sprang on Hobby Lobby’s attorney , interrupting his every sentence and pummeling him with questions taken right out of the Democratic Party’s “war on women” playbook. That playbook was laid out in a

Obama: Colosseum ´bigger
than some baseball stadiums´

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/27/2014 9:24:46 PM     Post Reply
President Obama marveled at the sheer size of the Colosseum during a private sightseeing tour Thursday night in Rome. "This is bigger than some current baseball stadiums," Obama told reporters, noting the size exceeded Wrigley Field in his hometown of Chicago. "I have to check on what it seats. It´s remarkable. Unbelievable." The amphitheatre, located in central Rome, was constructed between 70 and 80 A.D., and was estimated to hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. The Colosseum was home to gladiator battles and animal hunts during the Roman Empire. Obama walked along a platform running through the center of the

Obama: Pope Didn’t Raise Obamacare ‘In
Detail’ But I Told Vatican Sec. of State ‘Most
Religious Organizations Are Entirely Exempt’

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Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/27/2014 8:18:11 PM     Post Reply
President Obama said Pope Francis did not raise Obamacare “in detail” when they met on Thursday, but that in a separate meeting with the Vatican’s secretary of state “we discussed briefly the issue of making sure that conscience and religious freedom was observed in the context of applying the law.” At a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama also acknowledged that he differs with the Vatican’s stance on some issues, but added that he “heartily” agrees with most of its positions. During his nearly hour-long papal audience, Obama said Pope Francis “actually did not touch in

Did baby Barack Obama live with
Ann Dunham in Seattle?

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American Thinker, by Shawn Glasco    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/29/2014 9:39:28 AM     Post Reply
Only "mere scraps of data documented" Barack Obama´s mother´s "days in Seattle," writes Obama biographer David Maraniss in his 2012 Barack Obama: The Story. Incidentally, Maraniss was telling the truth: Ann´s "days in Seattle" weren´t mentioned in Dreams from my Father and were only vaguely implied in Maraniss´s lengthy 2008 article. And it appears that the only "scraps" of evidence of Obama´s mother´s time in Seattle during 1961-1962 was a listing in a Seattle Polk directory and a University of Washington (UW) transcript. And it appears that the only "mere scraps" of evidence of baby Barack´s time in Seattle are

Lighten up on the first lady
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Washington Post, by Kathleen Parker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/29/2014 2:21:53 PM     Post Reply
The past couple of weeks have marked a turning point in American ugliness as the mob has turned its full fury on first lady Michelle Obama. From criticism of her trip to China to a recent “tell-all” by former White House assistant press secretary Reid Cherlin in the New Republic about Obama’s allegedly tyrannical behavior, the gloves have been removed. As described, she was a perfectionist — super-attentive to detail and laser-focused on advance planning. And this is bad because? Worse, according to a former (anonymous) staffer, there was no barometer for meeting Obama’s high standards. “The first lady having


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