A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


If they want to secede, let ´em
San Francisco Chronicle, by Caille Millner

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/14/2012 12:13:14 PM

It´s barely been a week since President Obama´s re-election, and some people can´t believe, truly can´t believe, that things didn´t go their way. (Snip) Then I started thinking a little more strategically. Centuries of heavily enforced inequality in certain states have left them incapacitated for the modern economy. What do they contribute to the current union, anyway? What would happen if we just decided to let them go? Imagine the possibilities. After a short phase-out period (so that the panicked citizens of New Orleans; Austin; and Washington, D.C., can join us), we let these ungrateful states go.

Comments:
LOL - try running your ´blue Utopia´ without all the natural resources and food that comes from the rest of the country.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: maggie2u, 11/14/2012 12:19:53 PM     (No. 9013957)

We could have a ´civil´ civil war. In one country, there would be all the normal, decent, hard-working, patriotic, God-fearing Americans and in the other all the democrats.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: nimby, 11/14/2012 12:20:43 PM     (No. 9013959)

Dream!!!I don´t think that this is constitutionally possible anyway!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 11/14/2012 12:20:52 PM     (No. 9013960)

There would be a Berlin-style wall within five years to keep in the residents of the blue Banrupt States of America.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/14/2012 12:22:23 PM     (No. 9013963)

"ungrateful"?!

There are many ways to describe the opposition but "ungrateful" is sick.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: hooter, 11/14/2012 12:28:41 PM     (No. 9013983)

Well Millner what will you do when the EPA shuts down the farming in the bread basket of CA over a smelt fish. What will you do when the Epa shuts down drilling and refineries. Oh wait, that has happened. Now comes the carbon tax to finish you off.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: snowcloud, 11/14/2012 12:31:36 PM     (No. 9013992)

#2, it´s funny that you say this isn´t "constitutional". The entire reason states want to secede is because the Constitution isn´t BEING FOLLOWED!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 11/14/2012 12:32:21 PM     (No. 9013995)

Be careful what you wish for, Tool.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/14/2012 12:32:49 PM     (No. 9013998)

FTA: "so that the panicked citizens of New Orleans; Austin; and Washington, D.C., can join us"

No problem-o. You got ´em.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: jerseyden, 11/14/2012 12:33:36 PM     (No. 9014003)

If Texas was ever allowed to secede they would have to close their borders. Not from Mexicans, but to stop conservative Californians and New Yorkers from overwhelming their state.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: NYBruin, 11/14/2012 12:33:37 PM     (No. 9014004)

This whole secession story is a big nothing burger that is being ginned up by the sycophantic media to further their Obama = Lincoln delusion.

Of course, Obama does have a nutty wife. Maybe he should start wearing a stovepipe hat too!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: chumley, 11/14/2012 12:34:35 PM     (No. 9014008)

Nice to see what the metroploitan elites think of the people who produce things.
Maybe they could grow some wheat on their sidewalks?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: AntiStatist, 11/14/2012 12:45:43 PM     (No. 9014035)

#3, or a wall to keep OUT the blue state refugees.

That idiot opinion writer assumes that the successfulin blue states are sheep who don´t mind being sheared constantly and left out in the cold. We´re already seeing out-migration from blue states ro reds, a friendlier region where success is not dirty word, where government is contained, and labor unions- private and public sector-are treated like interlopers.

Blues can keep their bloated bureaucracies, their thuggish unions and certainly their urban parasites.

Red staters are far more friendly, gracious, and generous, too. We´d rather not relegate charity to the faceless bureaucracy of government, either.

We don´t need blue states for reds to prosper. And we´ll be shed of a part of the country who foolishly deceive themselves that they´re indispensable to a successful America.

Give the country two choices and ten years, based upon the cultural divide, and there would be a huge migration from blues to reds.

Red states would have to clearly constitutionalize government so that the immigration could occur without importing blue state political poison.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/14/2012 12:46:19 PM     (No. 9014037)

I´ve been a Southern California beach boy my entire life, but if you Rebs want to take another crack at it, I´ll throw in with you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 11/14/2012 12:49:25 PM     (No. 9014048)

If all those states secede who will bail out CA when it goes "Greece"?



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: disasterman, 11/14/2012 12:49:58 PM     (No. 9014050)

Liberals just don´t get it. They need conservatives to pay the bills and come running when the wolf is at the door. He doesn´t realize that his half of the country would get 99% of the people that cost over $1T a year in welfare, most of the criminals, all of the illegal immigrants, potheads, urban outdoorsmen, OWS crowd and on and on? I´m all for it, draw up the papers I´ll sign.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/14/2012 12:51:32 PM     (No. 9014054)

They would infiltrate the red states and try to kill our goose.....again.

No shame.

No memory.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/14/2012 12:51:47 PM     (No. 9014056)

Great. Let us go. I want to.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/14/2012 12:58:58 PM     (No. 9014079)

What you don´t realize Callie is that if the Red states form their own union, the Blue states left will be not only totally broke but clueless, bereft of ideas and totally out of control...in other words, Red = Success, Blue = Disaster!

It´s the Red states that keep the USA going, the Blues are nothing but leeches!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/14/2012 12:59:24 PM     (No. 9014080)

Some around here say this notion of independence and freedom is silliness. Question for those: Do you celebrate July 4th? What do you think that was about?


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: John21, 11/14/2012 1:01:14 PM     (No. 9014089)

Please tell me which states are leaving???

California is a socialist diaster area and will soon be in worse shape than Greece but they have their "Socialist Sugar Daddy" in Washington to bail them out, while they are insulting the people that will have to pay for their socialist stupidity.
Being hardcore Blue DEMOCRATS means that you never have to say your sorry for the corruption because the propaganda media will never report it, and will provide cover.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/14/2012 1:02:41 PM     (No. 9014091)

Texas would be just fine without the US...and it would not be the other way round.
San Francisco can slide into the sea for my money...and God help the fish in the bay.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: sae4236, 11/14/2012 1:06:24 PM     (No. 9014099)

Step 1: Secede
Step 2: Cut all entitlement payments. Leeches self deport
Step 3: Import patriots from the Blue States

Utopia!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/14/2012 1:06:49 PM     (No. 9014101)

Like that #1! We have the same split in our condo.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: jhpeters2, 11/14/2012 1:09:49 PM     (No. 9014113)

During the dust bowl hard working people from Oklahoma migrated to California and were met with derision. I encourage all hard working Californians to emigrate to Red states to survive the new "dust bowl". They will not be met with derision. Only those Californians who want to continue the entitlement mentallity will be turned back.

Welcome to the new world. Calis are the new Okies. Never thought I would see it in my life.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: zjrog, 11/14/2012 1:14:33 PM     (No. 9014126)

Typical Left Couast Metropolitan thinking. No idea what the REST of the country does for them... I don´t know how I´d make a living in Texas if I immigrated, but I´d do it regardless. Thats a single star I think I could live under.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 11/14/2012 1:17:46 PM     (No. 9014136)

Blue states are simply more wealthy than red states and it´s often the red states that are having money transferred to them from blue states and not the other way around (see the helpful map in this article http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/08/americas-fiscal-union ). The reason for this is that people in blue states are richer (and thus pay more taxes) and rural infrastructure is expensive to build and maintain relative to the number of people it serves (because people are further part). Bear in mind that there are also plenty of poor people and retired people in red states receiving Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and so on.

Yes, the red states have plenty of natural resources that the blue states don´t have, so what would the blue states do without the red states? The blue states still have quite a bit of farming in states like Pennsylvania and California´s central valley, but the blue states would simply do what the United States alread does because it could affort to. It would buy and import it, if not from the red states then from other countries. The blue states are rich enough that they can afford to buy and import food. Heck, plenty of blue state voters are already buying strange foods produced in foreign countries.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 11/14/2012 1:22:27 PM     (No. 9014147)

Secession was a bad idea 150 years ago and it´s a bad idea now, It´s not constitutionaly sound (see Articles IV and VI, in particular and apply them to secession), and the "North" (i.e., blue states) would wind up getting the better of the "South" (i.e., red states) for the same reason they did 150 years ago. Like it or not, they are richer and that does matter a great deal.

All of this secession talk isn´t going to amount to anything other than playing into the media´s narrative and making it even harder for conservative ideas to penetrate the rest of America. It not only plays into the narrative that Obama is somehow like Lincoln but also plays into the narrative that conservatives are racist because the last time states seceeded, it was primarily to preserve slavery. If you want to argue that it wasn´t, you can, but I invite you to read the secession declarations, the CSA Constitution, and the claims of various speakers at the time who suggest otherwise, and even if you can make a compelling case that secession 150 years ago was not really about slavery, that is not how the majority of Americans who we need to persuade are going to see it.

(Please note that I am not saying that the majority of the people who fought for the South during the Civil War were fighting for slavery or that slavery was the only reason for secession. I am saying that the state governments seceeded primarily because of slavery, which is not the same thing.)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 11/14/2012 1:26:00 PM     (No. 9014156)

"Step 2: Cut all entitlement payments. Leeches self deport"

Does that include all of the elderly people in Medicare, Medicade, and Social Security?

Yes, I think entitlements are out of control, but you are fooling yourself if you think that getting out of this mess can ever be easy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: olderyzer, 11/14/2012 1:34:28 PM     (No. 9014182)

Oh My how I am still laughing after reading this article. Whew!!! They are clueless!


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/14/2012 1:37:27 PM     (No. 9014187)

Okay folks - Secession DID NOT WORK!

So, this time lets not leave. Let´s kick some states out!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 11/14/2012 1:41:19 PM     (No. 9014198)

"Step 2: Cut all entitlement payments. Leeches self deport"

Does this also count famers taking federal subsidies, veterans in VA hospitals, and military personnel on the federal payroll?

This is making Romney´s 47% mistake all over again. The Federal government has been so good at playing Santa Claus that most people don´t even realize how many things they´ve got their "claus" into. Plenty of people who are not deadbeats on welfare have come to depend on federal money including education funding, school lunches, Interstate highways, dams, levies, bridges, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, farm subsidies, research grants, military spendig, and on and on. The money all goes somewhere and eliminating entitlemens is going to be more like untying a large knot than slashing through the jungle with a machete.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/14/2012 1:46:10 PM     (No. 9014211)

I love this. All in response to the President´s idea to respond to issues raised on his website that get more than 15,000 votes in a month.

I think we need one of these a week. How about, Congress should pass a budget defining how The People´s money will be spent in the coming fiscal year.

Another one: the states should send absentee ballots to our soldiers in the field in time for them to returned and counter.

I can keep going with hundreds more laws that already exist and the President has ignored.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: MsMontana, 11/14/2012 1:47:14 PM     (No. 9014214)

Might want to research which states have the nukes....and which ones sell California their energy and which ones keep your ports busy with the exchange of consumer goods both going out and coming in.

Dumb twit.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh, 11/14/2012 2:01:08 PM     (No. 9014232)

Who do the demon crats think will pay the bills. It´s the republicans, dumb nuts! All the states run by liberal communists are bankrupt. California, New York, Illinois, Michigan..they have been run by communists for years. They tax the pea woden out of anyone with money. Detroit is a mess, ever look at pictures of Detroit, MI. I think we should divide the country along the Mississippi, put the military on the Republican side--dims don´t like them anyway. The left can have everything west of Miss. And Repubs. Have everything east. We don´t pay their taxes, they pay their own. I think that is a good plan. San Francisco can be their capital and Obama move out there with em. They get all the Hollywood loons. Guns on the Miss. To keep the looney lobs from sneaking across. What a plan. By the way, that will happen when the Lord returns. He will separate the left from the right. The left will depart into utter damnation.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: joew9, 11/14/2012 2:01:26 PM     (No. 9014233)

What if instead of us seceding we just accepted California´s secession.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 36 - Posted by: eoddad, 11/14/2012 2:08:02 PM     (No. 9014247)

#14 that´s what I like to hear, you have to bring your own ammo.

The Blue areas of the map have about three day´s of food on the supermarket shelf. Oil and Gas can be cut off immediately from southern refineries. Coal mines will reopen but we will not assist in making electricity that goes north. Union Linemen will no longer be needed because their is no electricity traveling down the lines. Tree huggers in San Francisco will be burning trash for heat and cool. Computers won´t running. Dream. If want to know how the Blue state folks will whether the situation just look at the aftermath of Sandy. Yankees need us a lot more than we need them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 37 - Posted by: falconer, 11/14/2012 2:11:01 PM     (No. 9014250)

I think all this talk of divorce is intriguing. If offers us hope from the over reaching federal government which shows no sign of controlling its power grab. Contrary to the condescending attitude of the writer towards the South, I´m convinced we would quickly work our way to prosperity.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 38 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/14/2012 2:13:07 PM     (No. 9014255)

Won´t Caille be surprised when the Blue States discover they have no food, oil or coal -- just brilliant left-wing intellectuals, entertainers and newscasters, plenty of latte and an entire population demanding free handouts.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 39 - Posted by: DARling, 11/14/2012 2:13:57 PM     (No. 9014256)

What the hell do we have to be grateful to the blue states for? I think any red state can be a powerhouse once the blood-sucking leeches in the entitlement class go running to the blue states for all of their free stuff.

I do not wish for secession, but do wish for more states´ rights, in which states can declare that they are not just right-to-work states, but expectation of work states. You do not settle unless you will not be a burden to the states. That is how America used to be. You did not get in unless you had a job or a sponsor, period. Free stuff for non-citizens needs to be the first thing on the chopping block, and then it is time to wean the citizens off of "entitlements" that were never earned, such as welfare and Medicaid.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 40 - Posted by: frenesi1, 11/14/2012 2:36:40 PM     (No. 9014303)

I will take a chance on it. For some reason liberals think blue state people will work and share the wealth they create...ha, ha. As for farming in Central Valley Calif., are they still farming there? Isn´t that where the liberals destroyed farming for some fish?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 41 - Posted by: Historian58, 11/14/2012 3:09:32 PM     (No. 9014383)

Nearly everyone is looking at economics and demographics. Please look at a map of the states wanting to secede and see if they cut the country into three or four parts with a V in the middle based on the Mississippi River. If the land is split by secession then the flow of goods from NYC to LA either goes by water to Mexico then on, or through Canada. Economics matter as well as demographics. Geography also matters when it comes to movement. Flyover country could literally mean flying over several different countries between NYC and LA. It is all in the details.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 42 - Posted by: Theeo, 11/14/2012 3:15:47 PM     (No. 9014394)

Secession is for fools who would rather see USA disheveld in the hands of her rapist than fight for her as she was before the White House turned Grey, which by the way was 1860´s Secessionist color.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 43 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 11/14/2012 3:16:51 PM     (No. 9014397)

Great Millner, glad we have your permission, how do you feel about getting rid of the regime that makes so many states want to secede?

Perhaps we can get your permission to do that instead, after all what good will he do if all the working people in the country move with the new America and he gets the dregs of the old one.

He won´t have anyone´s money to steal and spread around.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 44 - Posted by: NJVol, 11/14/2012 3:48:27 PM     (No. 9014452)

Memo to Ms. Millner: Washington, DC is not a state.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 45 - Posted by: Gartrell bibberts, 11/14/2012 3:51:46 PM     (No. 9014462)

What would they do about it if we tried?

Hit us with their purse?


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 46 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/14/2012 6:08:27 PM     (No. 9014760)

Before the seccession starts, there need to be some ground rules. I would propose no federal income tax, no capital gains tax, no corporate tax, no paycheck withholding, and no "employer contributions" . Only taxpayers get to vote. These and other ideas would tempt a lot of people to joint the secession movement.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 47 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 11/14/2012 6:15:17 PM     (No. 9014765)

Secession is the only proven way to extricate your state from an oppressive federal system in todays world. It is not the 1800s anymore, and the federal government in washington dc has supported secession in Georgia, Ukraine and South Sudan which gives the action of secession legal precedance making the argument of illegality or unconstitutionality utterly moot. There is NO prescribed manditory action anymore to proclaim your independance ie. permission or popular vote. Effectively your state governor need only walk into the UN and proclaim your states status as a soverign nation, and all of this thanks to the actions of the US federal governments support of countries like Georgia and Ukraine in their secession from the USSR.

To say that a state can not survive without the monetary support of the federal government is infantile. Your state leaves the union and it automatically does NOT pay out nearly 60% of it´s GDP to the federal government. Lands stolen from the states will be nationalized and returned to the states. If they say that your congressmen voted trillions of debt in your name, remind washington dc that FDR made all congressmen employees of the federal government eliminating your state from contractual liability.

It´s been fun but sorry it just didn´t work out.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 48 - Posted by: balogreene, 11/14/2012 7:05:32 PM     (No. 9014836)

The blue states have all the corporate headquarters, the financial sector, the tourist dollars, and a lot of transportation. Secession seems a lot like whistling in the dark. The red states couldn´t survive.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 49 - Posted by: NYbob, 11/14/2012 7:31:21 PM     (No. 9014882)

Keep shooting your mouths off ´progressives,´ events all around you are overwhelming you. Your stupidity is unleashing dogs of war around the world and your pandering policies are destroying the global economies. Those few countries that do have healthy economies won´t be strong enough to survive the coming storm. Look around. You can´t even keep your states above water and you think you will lead the world to a ´new´ age.

Whatever happens, I´m thinking San Francisco may not be the best place to sit this one out.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 50 - Posted by: tygerlily, 11/14/2012 7:39:16 PM     (No. 9014892)

26, all three ´left coast´ states are onboard with Secession

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 51 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 11/14/2012 8:42:17 PM     (No. 9015009)

"Silliness because it distracts from working on solutions that are practical."

Worse than silliness, because it plays right into the what the left tells everyone conservatives are like.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 711981




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"



What do we know about Russia´s
troop buildup on Ukraine´s border?
CNN, by Laura Smith-Spark*    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/29/2014 6:12:38 PM     Post Reply
Kiev, Ukraine -- Both Kiev and Washington say that Russian forces are massing in large numbers near Ukraine´s eastern border -- and that they represent a threat to Ukraine and potentially to other former Soviet states. It´s hard to pin down an exact figure, amid a welter of different views, but the U.S. and Ukraine agree the number of Russian soldiers present is rising fast. (Snip) The 30,000-plus troops on the border are "significantly more" than what is needed for the "exercises" Russia says it has been conducting, and there is no sign they are making any move to return

4.1-Magnitude Temblor Among
Aftershocks Felt Following La Habra 5.1
KTLA-TV [Los Angeles], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/29/2014 6:02:24 PM     Post Reply
Southern California residents felt more shaking Saturday as dozens of aftershocks continued to hit the area following a magnitude-5.1 earthquake, including a temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 that hit in Rowland Heights just after 2:30 p.m. The biggest quake hit at approximately 9:09 p.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered 1 mile east of La Habra at a depth of 4.6 miles. (Snip) At 2:32 p.m., a magnitude-4.1 quake hit 1 mile southeast of Rowland Heights, just a few miles from the bigger La Habra quake, USGS reported. It was initially reported as a

Poll: Obamacare Support Hits New Low
Time Magazine, by Maya Rhodan    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/28/2014 10:26:43 PM     Post Reply
Support for the health care reform law is at its lowest point since it was enacted four years ago, according to a new poll. The Associated Press survey found that only 26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement. Forty-three percent said they are opposed to the law. The poll was conducted online, and online polls are typically not as accurate as telephone polls. But the results nevertheless point to political peril for Democratic congressional candidates in the midterm elections, with Republicans again running against the law across the country. The results also

Putin says Crimea takeover
shows Russian military prowess
Reuters, by Alissa de Carbonnel    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/28/2014 6:27:26 PM     Post Reply
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Russia´s takeover of Crimea showed off its military prowess, as his defence minister reported that the Russian flag was now flying over all military sites on the Black Sea peninsula. In a Kremlin ceremony with senior security officials, Sergei Shoigu told Putin that all Ukrainian servicemen still loyal to Kiev have left the Crimea region, whose annexation by Moscow has led to the worst stand-off with the West since the Cold War. "The recent events in Crimea were a serious test," Putin was shown on state television as saying in an echoing

Crimea crisis sharpens Latvia ethnic tensions
BBC News [UK], by Damien McGuinness    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/26/2014 11:33:27 PM     Post Reply
Riga - A mournful procession of about 1,500 Latvians winds its way through Riga´s medieval Old Town singing traditional Latvian songs. Elderly World War Two veterans lead the crowd. And many of the participants are carrying flowers to lay at the Freedom Monument, Latvia´s symbol of national independence. They have come here to commemorate those who died defending Latvia against the Soviet Union in the war. But with Russian troops now in nearby Ukraine, many in the Baltics are alarmed that history may be about to repeat itself. "If Ukraine falls, then Russian ambitions won´t stop with this. I believe

Obama: Belligerent Russia poses
´testing´ moment for Europe, US
Christian Science Monitor, by Howard LaFranchi    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/26/2014 7:07:37 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The United States and Europe must stand firm in rejecting Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea not just because they challenge the principles a peaceful and prosperous Europe is built on, President Obama said Wednesday in Brussels, but also because they thwart "universal values" of freedom and self-determination that stir all humanity. The president’s speech – the format Mr. Obama has favored for delivering big messages in foreign places – came at the end of a day during which the American leader visited for the first time two pillars of trans-Atlantic relations: NATO headquarters and

Bruce Braley apologizes for slamming
Chuck Grassley as farmer without law degree
Des Moines Register [IA], by Jennifer Jacobs    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/26/2014 6:59:48 PM     Post Reply
Video shot at a private fundraiser of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley that shows him belittling Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley as “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school” created a firestorm on Tuesday, and later drew an apology from Braley. Republican operatives on Tuesday circulated the footage of Braley at a Texas fundraiser in January warning fellow lawyers that Grassley might become the next Judiciary Committee chairman if they didn’t contribute money to help elect Braley. The remarks by Braley, a trial lawyer and Iowa congressman who is running in the high-stakes open race for

Obama cites ‘moment of testing,’
urges Europeans to bolster NATO
Washington Post, by Scott Wilson and Kathy Lally    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/26/2014 2:13:52 PM     Post Reply
BRUSSELS — President Obama said Wednesday that Europe and the United States now face “a moment of testing” that challenges their unity and the international order they have worked for generations to build. In a speech Wednesday evening at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in this Belgian capital, Obama suggested that the current standoff with Russia over its incursion into Ukraine is part of a more fundamental struggle between democratic ideals and “an older, more traditional view of power.” He warned against “complacency” in the face of what he called Russia’s violations of international law in taking over Crimea. “If we

U.S. Challenge Now Is
Stopping Further Putin Moves
New York Times, by Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/25/2014 11:42:37 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — While President Obama insisted again on Tuesday that the West would not recognize the annexation of Crimea, officials in the United States and Europe have privately concluded that Crimea is lost and that the real challenge is stopping Russia from further destabilizing Ukraine. After meeting with allies in Europe and suspending Russia from the Group of 8, Mr. Obama indicated no plans for additional sanctions unless Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, makes another provocative move. Every reference to further action against Russia during a 40-minute news conference in The Hague came with conditional phrases like “if the situation

Why churches should brace for
a mass exodus of the faithful
The Week, by Damon Linker    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/24/2014 9:30:28 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the sweeping acceptance of gay marriage in recent years is owed in large part to Christianity. Rejecting the rigidly hierarchical and stratified societies of the ancient world, Jesus Christ taught the equal dignity of all persons, proclaimed that the meek shall inherit the earth, and declared that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. The Western world has been working out the logic of these subversive teachings ever since, with the institutional transformation of marriage being the latest, though surely not the last, example of its social, moral,

NATO sounds alarm as Russian
forces build on Ukraine border
Christian Science Monitor, by Dan Murphy    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/23/2014 7:21:20 PM     Post Reply
Ukraine´s acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya said this morning that the likelihood of war between his country and Russia is growing as Russian troops continued to seize Ukrainian military bases in the annexed Crimea region. Mr. Deschchytsya told ABC that "we don´t know what (Russian President Vladimir) Putin has in his mind... that´s why this situation is becoming even more explosive than it used to be a week ago." NATO commander Gen. Philip Breedlove told a conference in Brussels that the Russian force along the Ukrainian border "is very, very sizable and very, very ready" and that "Russia is acting

New outbreak of deadly flesh-eating
Ebola virus has already killed at least
59 people in Guinea, according to Unicef
Daily Mail [UK], by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/23/2014 5:24:49 PM     Post Reply
At least 59 people have died in Guinea following the outbreak of deadly flesh-eating virus Ebola. The first cases of the haemorrhagic fever were spotted late last month. With no known cure or vaccine, health ministers have warned people to stay inside while they try to stop it spreading. Symptoms include internal and external bleeding, vomiting and diarrhoea. It is spread by personal contact and kills 25-90 per cent of those infected. ´In Guinea, a country with a weak medical infrastructure, an outbreak like this can be devastating,´ the Unicef representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya, said in a



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Oversight Dems Ask Issa to Call
Off Benghazi Investigation

52 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/28/2014 3:06:55 PM     Post Reply
All 17 Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have called on Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to end the “partisan” investigation into the Benghazi attack “and begin focusing instead on conducting responsible oversight to implement constructive reforms.” The Dems, led by ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), charged that the probe “has been characterized by wild and unsubstantiated political accusations that turn out to be completely inaccurate.” They proceeded to outline those instances in the five-page letter. “Continuing this reckless pattern of launching wholly unfounded accusations on national television — and racking up more and more Pinocchios in the process —

White House looks to regulate cow
flatulence as part of climate agenda

48 replie(s)
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

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

47 replie(s)
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,

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

44 replie(s)
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

Influential Republicans working to draft
Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential race

40 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Philip Rucker & Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/29/2014 4:46:51 PM     Post Reply
Las Vegas - Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy. Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.

Lighten up on the first lady
35 replie(s)
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

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

32 replie(s)
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

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

31 replie(s)
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

Democrats sinking in sea of charges
30 replie(s)
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

30 replie(s)
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

Race equity summit to address
widening wealth gap between races

25 replie(s)
Detroit Free Press, by Niraj Warikoo    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/29/2014 11:28:34 AM     Post Reply
With studies showing widening economic gaps between whites and African Americans, civil rights leaders in metro Detroit are concerned. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Freda Sampson, a leader with the nonprofit group Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. “We’re getting further and further divided.” To help close that racial and class divide, her group is holding an all-day conference, called the Equity Action Summit, on Saturday at Cobo Center in Detroit. (Snip) Saturday’s conference, supported by the NAACP and Fair Housing Center of Metro Detroit, is to feature talks by President Barack Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah

Did baby Barack Obama live with
Ann Dunham in Seattle?

22 replie(s)
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


Post Reply   Close thread 711981





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS