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


Susan Rice withdraws
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

Original Article

Posted By:Oblio, 12/14/2012 7:12:29 AM

Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, no doubt at the behest of the White House, withdrew her name for consideration as secretary of state. This suggests there is a glimmer of reality-based thinking at the White House.Susan Rice won’t be secretary of State.To be frank, she should never have been floated as a possible nominee. Her consideration for all intents and purposes was a political payback for her loyalty in the campaign and in the first term. Her reputation in the Clinton administration was poor;

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: SourKraut, 12/14/2012 7:26:44 AM     (No. 9064817)

Five bucks says the Lurch Nomination occurs about 4:45 PM EST today.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: RIsailor, 12/14/2012 7:38:28 AM     (No. 9064835)

Jen Rubin continues to write great blogs/columns in WAPO. Kerry will breeze through confirmation, I hope, so we Mass people can finally be rid of "Live Shot" and open up the Senate for another Scott Brown run.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 12/14/2012 7:41:24 AM     (No. 9064839)

Evidently Lurch is not a shoe in. Angria Mitchell made a supposed funny last night.

Said his nomination might fall like John Tower´s fell.

Shocker!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: John c, 12/14/2012 7:45:57 AM     (No. 9064853)

Watch for the MA legislature to push through emergency legislation to make replacing Cary a pick of the governor rather then a special election!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/14/2012 8:03:52 AM     (No. 9064895)

The Obama regime´s distraction causing more distraction before his 4 million dollar, 3 week vacation in Hawaii.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/14/2012 8:14:41 AM     (No. 9064914)

I wish her father had.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: saraguay, 12/14/2012 8:26:30 AM     (No. 9064926)

read the comments after the story. they are absolutely amazing. i truly do not understand how those people can think (perhaps think is too generous a word) the way they do. it is as if they never, never, ever, hear or read or consider another point of view. those readers typify the voters for obama, warren and frankly, any dem who is running for or who is in office. it is their way or it´s stupid, ignorant, racist, women hating and on and on. and these are the supposedly "intellectual" members of the voting public. unbelievable.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/14/2012 8:26:48 AM     (No. 9064928)

If Time manages to continue its drivel to next December, it will surely name Kerry its Person of the Year. Not for his accomplishments, since there won´t be any, but for displaying as much arrogance as Obama. "Rarely in the history of this award has a nominee displayed such a pompous, arrogant personality as Kerry. In fact, his dismissal of foreign allies, his preening for the cameras and his total lack of interest in American history and values puts him on par with a previous recipient, Mr. Obama."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 12/14/2012 8:32:23 AM     (No. 9064938)

I say -- excellent! Let Kerry become SOS, and then he and Hillary and duke it out for the 2016 Dem nomination for President. That would be worth investing in popcorn.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/14/2012 8:47:30 AM     (No. 9064958)

Poster # 7, WaPo reader comments assaulting Ms Rubin are little different than the vicious comments following a Charles Krauthammer or George Will essay. These readers will not tolerate any writer who is in any way critical of their god, Lord Barack. They all worship at Obama´s feet, and they will besmirch anyone who questions their cult´s god on earth. Would be safe bet to say that many are federal civil servants or Obama political appointees to federal no show jobs.

The same cult belief that Obama is the infallible, all knowing God of Redistribution and Retribution infects commenters to the NY Times.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/14/2012 8:49:48 AM     (No. 9064962)

I don´t believe the Swift Boaters will let that happen so easily #2. As for MA voters, please don´t palm your elected trash on the rest of the country. If you are tired of him, don´t keep reelecting him! We don´t want it. Its bad enough to have to endure Obama.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 12 - Posted by: southernboy, 12/14/2012 9:30:41 AM     (No. 9065029)

#7 "...it is their way or it´s stupid, ignorant, racist, women hating and on and on. and these are the supposedly "intellectual" members of the voting public. unbelievable…."

Yes! They pride themselves on being the ´educated´ class…..the ones with all the college diplomas. Look down their noses at us ´common folk´ clinging to our religion…(and guns!.)


  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: ebuilder, 12/14/2012 9:35:09 AM     (No. 9065036)

40 years ago a brilliant leftist professor of mine told me "In the future everything will come down to politics." IOW in the future, you will see and understand according to your particular political filter. What I understand now is the devil, who is way ahead of the good guys, would be running a delusion counterfeit. You will get your truth according to your faith based reason. We have an OJ world. Everything is coming apart. Be thankful if He gave you the grace to know right from wrong, and how to prepare yourself for what is coming through the leftists and the gutless republican enablers.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/14/2012 9:36:17 AM     (No. 9065041)

Too bad. It would have been nice to see her sweat in front of the Senate.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: surgedr, 12/14/2012 10:44:42 AM     (No. 9065194)

# 9 If we can afford popcorn after eight years of Obama!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: jorgecito, 12/14/2012 12:30:42 PM     (No. 9065417)

Zippy must´ve been dragged, kicking and screaming, into throwing Rice under the bus.

His stupendously arrogant behavior in recent weeks made it clear:
He was determined to force Rice down our throats (yep, yucky image).

Who dragged Zippy into abandoning Rice, we don´t know ... but there must be some pretty bad Benghazi fallout a-comin,´ for the Rice dump to have happened.

What we do know is that Andrea Mitchell is now furious with her Lord and Savior, Barack, for abandoning poor little damsel-in-distress, Rice.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 17 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 12/14/2012 8:32:57 PM     (No. 9066328)

Rice is a strange-looking woman. She almost looks like she could be Mulatto, but I can´t find anything in her bio about being Mulatto.
She does look like she has some white blood in her. The reason I am interested in her heritage is because Obama seems to surround himself with Mulattos. Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, both top Obama officials, are Mulatto. Colon Powell is Mulatto. Some have called them Obama´s "Mulatto Mafia".

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 

Post Reply   Close thread 715580




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Oblio"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Oblio"



The Secrets of Princeton
New York Times, by Ross Douthat    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 4/7/2013 8:08:09 AM     Post Reply
Susan Patton, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively —

Piercing the secrecy of
offshore tax havens
Washington Post, by Scott Higham, Michael Hudson*    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 4/7/2013 7:06:15 AM     Post Reply
A New York hedge fund manager allegedly swindles $12 million from a prominent Baltimore family. An Indiana couple is accused of bilking hundreds of customers by charging for free trials of cosmetic products. A financial manager in Texas promises 23-percent returns but absconds with $33.5 million of his investors’ money in a classic Ponzi scheme.All three cases have one thing in common: money that ended up in offshore accounts and trusts set up in tax havens around the world.

Former News Corp President
Chernin bids $500 million for Hulu
Reuters, by Ronald Grover and Jennifer Saba    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 4/6/2013 8:49:03 AM     Post Reply
Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu´s sale process. The website, jointly controlled by News Corp and Walt Disney Co, reached out to potential buyers in March after initially contemplating a deal in which one would buy out the other. It is not clear whether that transaction is still being contemplated.

After Pentagon investigations, three
Army generals censured for misconduct
Washington Post, by Craig Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 4/6/2013 8:08:11 AM     Post Reply
After lengthy investigations, the Pentagon has determined that three Army generals committed misconduct in separate incidents, adding to an unusually long list of senior military commanders who have been censured over the past year.On Friday, defense officials confirmed that Army Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, the commander of a strategic counterterrorism force on the Horn of Africa, was fired March 28 on charges of sexual misconduct. Two officials familiar with the case said Baker was investigated for allegedly groping a female civilian employee after he had been drinking.

   

 



 
Diplomacy downplay: Obama administration
minimizes latest North Korean nuke threat
Washington Times, by Guy Taylor and Shaun Waterman    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 4/6/2013 7:02:06 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration appeared eager Thursday to downplay the North Korean military’s latest threat that it has the final authority to carry out “cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear strikes on the United States.“This is just the latest in a long line of aggressive statements,” (Snip)the recent tension between Washington and Pyongyang “does not need to get hotter.”The remarks were the first public reaction from the Obama administration since Wednesday’s claim by the North Korean military that the “moment of explosion is approaching fast” with the possibility of war breaking out “today or tomorrow.”

Why Obama´s ´Best-Looking Attorney
General´ Comment Was a Gaffe
The Atlantic, by Garance Franke-Ruta    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 4/6/2013 6:51:15 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s biggest gaffe yesterday when speaking of California Attorney General Kamala Harris was not in flirtatiously complimenting her as "the best-looking attorney general," but in introducing an observation from the system of beauty into a forum that was about the system of power.What´s that, you say? Irin Carmon does a great job in Salon in laying out the bounds of propriety for when it´s appropriate to talk about a woman´s looks as a general matter. But I´ve long felt we lack a solid theoretical underpinning for easily discussing these issues, and why precisely it is that

Charles Murray´s Gay-Marriage Surprise
New Yorker, by Jane Mayer    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/17/2013 5:00:38 PM     Post Reply
Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals. Friday, however, he managed to upset conservatives at the annual conference known as CPAC, where thousands of bewildered Republicans gathered to figure out the way forward after their party’s 2012 electoral defeat. Murray ditched his prepared remarks on “America Coming Apart” in favor of an impromptu admonition to fellow conservatives to accept the legalization of both gay marriage and abortion.

With a Speech, Cardinal
Set Path to Papacy
Wall Street Journal, by Stacy Meichtry    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:48:58 AM     Post Reply
VATICAN CITY—It took Jorge Mario Bergoglio four minutes to convince fellow cardinals he was their leader. Speaking in the Paul VI grand hall of the Vatican, the Argentine cardinal warned the Catholic Church against focusing too much on matters close to home—advice that came against the backdrop of a papacy that had been consumed by infighting among Vatican officials, a dwindling flock in Europe and secular trends in the West. The 76-year-old Father Jorge, as he is known back home, said Roman Catholicism needed to shift its focus outward, to the world beyond Rome—rather than being "self-referential," he said.

Obama in Jerusalem
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:43:15 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama gets to Jerusalem next week, one of the signals to listen for is an indication of what country he thinks he’s in. Normally this is clear when the President — any president — goes to the capital of a foreign country. He’s in whatever country the capital is capital of. But Mr. Obama has been refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Not only that, but he has been refusing to admit that Jerusalem is even in Israel.

President Obama bombs in
comments about a nuclear Iran
New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:28:35 AM     Post Reply
Approaching his first presidential trip to Israel, President Obama offered a fresh and foolish — if not feckless — assessment of the Iranian nuclear threat. "Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually deliver a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close,” the President told an Israeli television interviewer, in the process cutting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off at the knees and giving the mullahs breathing room to keep enriching uranium.

What Rand Paul got right
Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/12/2013 7:28:03 AM     Post Reply
I hope I´m not too late to the fight.Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul´s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn´t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial."

No, 80 Percent of NYC High School
Graduates Are Not Illiterate
New York Magazine, by Adam Martin    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/9/2013 1:10:10 PM     Post Reply
An unfortunate story on CBS New York Thursday carried this headline: "Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read." It´s a shocker, but it´s also untrue. And to make things worse, the story that followed was riddled with typos. According to the New York Post, which reported the same story earlier on Thursday, "79.3 percent of city public-school grads who went to CUNY’s six two-year colleges arrived without having mastered the basics" of reading, writing, and math, and had to take non-credit remedial classes to catch up.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Mitt Romney gathers top advisers
for campaign reunion in Utah

55 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Philip Rucker    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/9/2014 1:42:49 PM     Post Reply
Is Mitt Romney getting the band back together? The 2012 Republican presidential nominee has invited his debate prep advisers and senior campaign aides to his mountaintop chalet in Park City, Utah, for a weekend of skiing later this month, according to two people close to Romney. The reunion of Romney´s political brain trust comes amid a burst of positive buzz about the former Massachusetts governor -- from favorable reviews of "MITT," the Netflix documentary about his campaigns, to chatter among some powerful GOP donors about another Romney presidential campaign in 2016.

A Rand Paul rout in CPAC straw poll
44 replie(s)
Politico, by James Hohmann    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/9/2014 6:51:34 AM     Post Reply
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Rand Paul handily won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday, one gauge of the Republican base’s mood less than two years before the 2016 primary season kicks off. The Kentucky senator received 31 percent, far ahead of second place Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who received 11 percent. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson finished third with 9 percent, ahead of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who received 8 percent. The announcement came at the end of the group’s annual three-day confab. Organizers said that 2,459 attendees voted on computer kiosks.

Pelosi Claims Anonymous
Republican Told Her Poor
Hungry Children Are ´Invisible´
to ´Indifferent´ GOP

40 replie(s)
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/9/2014 6:00:40 PM     Post Reply
During House Minority Nancy Pelosi´s address at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention on Saturday in Los Angeles, she told a story about an unnamed House Republican telling her the GOP does not care about hungry children in America. Pelosi claimed the unnamed "friend" called the poor and hungry "invisible". Pelosi used that same exact same rhetoric in early February at her weekly press briefing only then instead of friend it was the rock band U2 that gave her the "invisible" line... Pelosi on Saturday: "I asked a Republican friend why his party remains so opposed to extending the vital

The IRS’s behavior taxes credulity
32 replie(s)
Washington Post, by George F. Will    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/8/2014 2:53:57 AM     Post Reply
What’s been said of confession — that it is good for one’s soul but bad for one’s reputation — can also be true of testifying to Congress, so Lois Lerner has chosen to stay silent. Hers, however, is an eloquent silence. The most intrusive and potentially most punitive federal agency has been politicized; the IRS has become an appendage of Barack Obama’s party. Furthermore, congruent with exhortations from some congressional Democrats, it is intensifying its efforts to suffocate groups critical of progressives, by delaying what once was the swift, routine granting of tax-exempt status. So, the IRS, far from repenting

A New Report Shows How Young Liberals
Own the Future of American Politics

32 replie(s)
New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/8/2014 10:11:22 AM     Post Reply
One of the most seismic changes in American politics over the last decade has been the emergence of a sharp generational split among the electorate. The Democratic Party owes its success in the last two presidential elections almost entirely to overwhelming support among the very young, which has overcome continued conservatism among older voters. The Pew Research Institute has dominated the field of exploring the ideological cleavages among different generations. And its latest survey shows again how the liberalism of the youngest voting cohort, millennials, remains firm, and likely to continue to recast the electorate. A few charts from the survey

You betcha? Sarah Palin says she´ll run
for president if Republicans don´t find a
candidate ´who can so respect our*

31 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/8/2014 1:43:18 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin, the tea-party-darling former Alaska governor who ran for vice president in 2008, is leaving the door open for a president run in 2016. ´It depends on what it is that Americans really, really want in a candidate,´ Palin said Friday night. ´If they want a fighter, if they want someone who can so respect our exceptionalism, everything that makes America great, the promise of America. And if we don´t find that, then I would run.´ [Snip] Asked who her favorite presidential hopefuls are so far, she singled out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul while

The Marriage of Obama´s Parents:
´In Name Only´?

30 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Shawn Glasco    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 3/8/2014 9:08:19 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama´s parents were "married in name only," according to David Maraniss´s 2012 Barack Obama: The Story. But since definitions of an "in name only" marriage vary, such as "a marriage of convenience" or "a sexless marriage," and Maraniss failed to explain his claim, it is unclear what he was implying. Therefore, Obama´s oft-told nativity story must be searched for the full implications of Obama´s parents´ "in name only" marriage. (snip) So when did Ann´s and Obama Sr.´s "whatever happened happened fast" wedding happen? For no apparent reason, confusion abounds among Obama´s biographers over the wedding date:

In pictures: Inside the palace
Yanukovych didn´t want Ukraine to see

30 replie(s)
Telegraph (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LComStaff- 3/9/2014 8:55:13 AM     Post Reply
LCOmStaff: There is no text here but the pictures are absolutely remarkable and speak for themselves.

Bill de Blasio suffering
Hollande-like slide in approval

27 replie(s)
American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/8/2014 2:12:58 PM     Post Reply
New York City lefty Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected in a landslide with more than 73 percent of the vote last November. Yet after only two months on the job, his approval rating has been cut nearly in half, with only 39 percent of city voters expressing approval of the job he has done so far. (Snip) But this is a brutal start. For a worst-case scenario, consider the rapid slide of President François Hollande—another far-left candidate who swept into office in a landslide. He saw his approval rating crater within months of taking office; it now sits at

Why the Malaysia Airlines
jet might have disappeared

27 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Scott Mayerowitzap    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/9/2014 4:14:34 AM     Post Reply
The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth. So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has led aviation experts to assume that whatever happened was quick and left the pilots no time to place a distress call. (Snip) The problem had to be big enough, he said, to stop the plane´s transponder from broadcasting its location, although the transponder can be purposely shut off from the cockpit.

President Obama to Introduce ´Cosmos´
26 replie(s)
Hollywood Reporter, by Philiana Ng    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/8/2014 10:54:46 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is putting his stamp on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The president will offer an "inspiring" introduction ahead of Sunday´s series premiere at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Fox announced Saturday. In the video message, Obama invites a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future. The 13-episode Cosmos, produced by Cosmos Studios and Fuzzy Door Productions, tells the story of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Cosmos Studios president Mitchell Cannold and

Obama says, ´It´s time
to give America a raise´

25 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 3/8/2014 10:36:00 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. This week, I traveled to New England, where I was joined by four governors who are working to raise the minimum wage in each of their states. And they’ve also joined me in calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. Because it would give nearly 800,000 Americans in their states a raise — and lift wages for about 28 million across the country. So these governors aren’t waiting for Congress to make up its mind.And in my State of the Union Address, I asked America’s business leaders to go ahead and do what they could to raise their employees’ wages, too.

   

Post Reply   Close thread 715580





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