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The Newtown Massacre and
Mike Huckabee’s Offense

Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/15/2012 11:03:23 PM

The massacre in Newtown, Connecticut is too awful for anyone to fully comprehend, especially from a distance. You watch the coverage of people you don’t know and will never meet, and yet you still find yourself nearly overwhelmed as the stories of terror, of immense sorrow and loss, and of heroism are told. Particularly as a parent, you cannot help but wonder: What if it had been my child gunned down in elementary school? And then you begin to realize there’s a reason the death of a child is said to be the hardest thing for a human being to endure, the “grief surpassing all.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/15/2012 11:13:53 PM     (No. 9068383)

Mike Huckabee´s comments resemble other ignorant comments made during the recent Presidential campaign by Republican politicians and are why a lot of people just would not vote for the Republican ticket.

As long as a good portion of the Republican Party are deemed to be right wing religious fanatics who are seeking to regulate what goes on in the bedrooms of America, the Republicans will be having the same problem obtaining votes from a huge number of Americans.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pook60, 12/15/2012 11:19:19 PM     (No. 9068390)

Maybe Huckabee and Peter Wehner are both right. The increase in school violence happens to coincide with the removal of God from school and with the change in the way our society chose to deal with the mentally ill during the Carter years.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/15/2012 11:25:49 PM     (No. 9068395)

It is hard to argue that the systematic elimination of moral teaching caused a specific event. However in the larger picture, it is clear that the deterioration of our moral foundation combined with a relentless push to glamorize sex, drugs, and violence is going to have negative consequences.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/15/2012 11:31:47 PM     (No. 9068404)

Wehner apparently bought into Obama´s speech. I did not. Perhaps I am too much conditioned by previous performance, but I saw Obama´s speech as a phony baloney plastic banana performance to try to make us see him as an empathetic human being, which he decidedly is not.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kurto, 12/15/2012 11:35:14 PM     (No. 9068409)

God is being systematically removed from many parts of America. Atheists make demands, and America accommodates. Huck should have been more truthful. The ONLY truthful answer he could possibly have given is, "I don´t know."

The generic form of the question is as old as the hills, "If God is good, how can he allow bad things to happen to the innocent?" Huck stepped in ´it´ because "I don´t know" is very hard for spiritual leaders to say.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dixonnh, 12/15/2012 11:36:07 PM     (No. 9068410)

His quotes of Mike Huckabee are not true. I heard his program today. Go to Fox news and you can listen to what he said. Don´t think many posters checked this one out.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: roytheelectrician, 12/15/2012 11:39:27 PM     (No. 9068415)

Huckabee is absolutely right.

The athiests always have an impressive clinicle name for what ailes the poor unfortunate perpatrater.

Raising generations of kids in fatherless homes wear every deviant kind of behavior is excused and God is refrenced as superstition is the root cause of the many sensless and horific crimes we see today.

Whether its the inner city whear people are literally killed for a stinking cell phone at the rate of hundreds per year or a tragic event such as this.

God is not present in these peoples lives, they are not taught even the basic things that allow us to have the simpelest regard for another humans life.

progerssive liberalism is an evil that sucks the fundamental human aspect of love and respect for another from those who have bee raised with it.

The more we abhor the teachings of Christ and the love of God, the more of this we will see.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 12/15/2012 11:41:37 PM     (No. 9068426)

Peter is wrong.
We didn´t just take God out of the school Wed and this happened Friday.
We have been taking God out for years and replacing him with sex, violence, decadence, lack of responsibility and disdain.
The decay of our moral spine and filth in our culture led to this guy not caring.
I don´t buy that so many folks have mental illness.
I think most would be "cured" by a strong kick in the %^^ and forced to work a hard day´s work in the yard and healthy food and no crap. Let them work the junk out of their system.
What we have now are a bunch of lazy whining punks.
I vow not to go to any gun free zones.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 12/15/2012 11:57:55 PM     (No. 9068437)

Mr. Wehner reveals his religious prejudice when he accuses Mike Huckabee of "theodicy" for saying that driving God out of American life sets the stage for tragedies of this sort. On the one hand, these children were innocents, so I believe that their souls are precious in the eyes of God, so His mercy is upon them. But on the other hand, many Americans today disdain God and seek to eliminate Him from American life. But by rejecting God´s presence, we also cut ourselves off from his protection and blessings. This is clearly the case now in America where hate and violence are on the rise and many people face hardship and deprivation from natural disasters and economic troubles. Therefore, the solution to these problems is not political or social action. Instead, we need to look to the One who is able to deliver us from evil.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sunsong, 12/15/2012 11:58:08 PM     (No. 9068438)

Huckabee is an idiot:

[[[For Huckabee to assume Lanza went on his rampage because “God has been removed from our schools” is witless. ]]]

Huckabee suported Akin. Nothing more really needs to be said. God cannot *be* removed from anywhere. Women´s bodies do not shut down rape - legitimate or otherwise. Huckabee is simply a lost soul with a microphone who is seriously hurting the republican party.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jmeyer310, 12/16/2012 12:01:19 AM     (No. 9068443)

Once again, both Huckabee and the folks who have posted have made a classic error: There is no connection between correlation and causation. To put it in a nutshell, just because one thing happened after another doesn´t mean the first caused the second.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 12/16/2012 12:10:33 AM     (No. 9068454)

When TaxHike Mike was running for President 5 years ago, he opposed gay marriage and abortion.

Somebody please brief me on the rest of his conservative credentials. Go ahead, jot them down. The back of a postage stamp should suffice.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: DARling, 12/16/2012 12:13:02 AM     (No. 9068458)

God has been removed from our lives, not just from our schools. The sense of shame, accountability and responsibility have gone out the window. If you don´t think you will ever have to face a higher being at the time of your death, then you will be afraid of nothing that you do on this earth.

The people who are mad at Huckabee saw nothing wrong with trotting out the gun control mantra before the smoke had even cleared from the senseless shootings.

Talking about accountability for Benghazi was called "politicizing" and a "gaffe" by Romney and republicans. Scoring Brownie points by having liberals scream for gun control is just as odious at a time when we should be thinking of burying the dead and praying for those they left behind.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dixie, 12/16/2012 12:14:27 AM     (No. 9068461)

Gov. Huckabee didn´t make his point (that I think he had in mind) very well...which is that the disappearance of God in our general discourse, the loss of taken-for-granted acceptance of God and His Ultimate Judgement, the loss of trust in God...all this has coincided (caused by?) a general trend to selfishness, to digital and cinema violence, to quick-fix, high-voltage entertainment.

A couple generations ago, a fistfight was a good way of dissipating tensions and righting injustices. Now a weaponless fight is never enough...not when children go home from school to kill each other digitally through interactive games.

And less and less, while the concept of a Judgmental God has disappeared from our schools and in general societal interaction, it isn´t replaced in homes much...nor is digital violence controlled in many homes.

Violence to feel better or to solve problems can become addictive.
I am glad I am not raising children in this kind of atmosphere. It isn´t as bad as raising a child in Gaza, for example, but it is much worse than it was in my time. I fear for my grandchildren...but their parents do keep a steady hand on the helm, so to speak.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: chiller, 12/16/2012 12:16:00 AM     (No. 9068465)

I´m not religious or a Huckabee fan but I assume and hope he meant that right and wrong, if not morality, seems absent from schools and so many that attend. My distanced observations agree.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: absalom, 12/16/2012 12:19:46 AM     (No. 9068470)

An unhinged individual shoots 20 small children plus 7 adults and ´Elmer Gantry´ Huckabee asserts it´s because God is not in the classroom. If this individual had killed them at a little league or scout assembly, wonder what rationale Huckabee would have conjured up? Predictibly, the usual suspects are right on cue, defending this ax grinding moronic political hack.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/16/2012 12:30:31 AM     (No. 9068482)

Don´t know much theology. It boils down to the good Father´s line in ´Rudy´: There is a God. And I´m not him.
We don´t know why there is horror and suffering. Most people, religious or not, do try to live the Golden Rule. But, in Huckabee´s defense, there seems to be a correlation in folks stifled from mentioning God and outrageous behavior. How many times have we seen it? The Nazis. The Communists. Perhaps, for troubled souls, there was a comfort and an assurance in God (as for us all) that is now submerged in our secular culture. And so we reap what we sow.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: PChristopher, 12/16/2012 12:39:29 AM     (No. 9068492)

I´m not a big Huckabee fan but in this case I think he is absolutely correct and the author needs to get a grip. If Huckabee had made some statement about gun confiscation, the author would like have gushed all over that statement.

Liberals and communists have forced God aside and out and God said "Okay, you want to run things? Go run things yourselves without me and let me know how that works out."

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Reply 19 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/16/2012 2:04:41 AM     (No. 9068523)

I am an evangelical Christian and a rabid conservative just a shade to the right of Antonin Scalia. And I think Huckabee´s statement was stupid. Now maybe God isn´t pleased with the radical leftist bent (mostly being anti-everything He stands for and Is) of most education materials/educators, but I cannot correlate the murders of these children with God not being in the schools. Which brings me to another point - God can´t be forced out of anywhere. GMAB. There are still teachers and students (many, if not most in many areas of the country) who place their faith in God. There are still religious activities on campus legally.

I don´t think the status of the schools had anything to do with any of the school shootings. I think most of the school shootings had far more to do with interfamily dynamics than anything else. Huckabee is like fingernails on a blackboard to me.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/16/2012 2:10:26 AM     (No. 9068526)

#22 hits pretty close to my opinion. The Huckster is just that - given to the kind of theology that is big on sound bites and catchy slogans. This was a good time for him to keep his mouth shut.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes, 12/16/2012 2:16:26 AM     (No. 9068529)

If God is not in the equation than only the devil is. The phrase "the devil made me do it" comes to mind.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: PLPointer67, 12/16/2012 5:38:27 AM     (No. 9068604)

I was reading Hillsdale College’s newsletter ‘Imprimis’ yesterday. It is an interview with Pres. Larry Arnn by Hugh Hewitt, titled: ‘Time to Give Up or Time to Fight On?’ Arnn said: “According to modern historicism, the only objective truth is that one can’t know an objective truth. President Obama [along with many graduates of top universities] embraces this view in no uncertain terms in his book The Audacity of Hope: ‘Implicit...in the very idea of ordered liberty,’ he writes, is ‘a rejection of absolute truth, the infallibility of any idea or ideology or theology or ‘ism,’ any tyrannical consistency that might lock future generations into a single unalterable course…’ So much for individual rights and limited government,” [Arnn concluded.]

Thus far, Gov. Huckabee has his right of free speech to say what he wants, as do we Ldotters to say he’s either an idiot or wise. And it’s important that we keep that right of free speech.

But, IMO, what we saw on Friday was EVIL in action. It could have happened anywhere – in a church or synagogue; at the mall or grocery store – and that random acting out is what scares us most.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: CyberC, 12/16/2012 5:50:28 AM     (No. 9068609)

All smokers don´t die of lung cancer.
All speeders don´t crash their cars.
All Sunday School kids don´t become perfect.
All Grand Theft Auto players don´t steal and kill.

But there some kind of connection there.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ann, 12/16/2012 6:27:28 AM     (No. 9068619)

I agree with Huckabee.
There is a war against Christmas and Christianity.
When grieving people say ´Where was God´....do they reflect how much our culture hates God and any reference to Him?---We litigate Nativity Scenes in the public square at Christmas (or, as the secular crowd calls it ´Winter Holiday´)&....We shut God out of the classroom & have since the early 60´s when prayer was banned .....we yank down the Ten Commandments when anyone with courage dares to put it on display....our movies relish taking God´s name in vain......and then we ask...´Where was God´............and, for what it´s worth, can any one of you create a human being with every sinew, bone, muscle, ligament absolutly perfect?...No?...Well, God can.....and yet, our own country has systematically murdered 50 million created babies.----and you still ask, ....´Where Was God´

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Reply 25 - Posted by: gijohn, 12/16/2012 6:28:58 AM     (No. 9068620)

Mankind has self determination. God may give us signs and direction, but can´t make us do anything. There is evil in the world. We need to be aware of it and protect ourselves from it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Melody, 12/16/2012 6:29:16 AM     (No. 9068622)

What Mike Huckabee was saying is just what Ronald Reagan (and many other people) warned about many years ago. President Reagan said, ´´In 1962, the Supreme Court ... banned the ... saying of prayers. In 1963, the Court banned the reading of the Bible in our public schools ... a series of assaults were made in one court after another. Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience. ... Without God there is a coarsening of the society. Without God democracy will not and cannot long endure. ... America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.´´

Ronald Reagan was right; our country is going under rapidly. #19 mentions the Golden Rule. My guess is that most Americans now days do not know what the Golden Rule is nor would they know that it comes from God´s Holy Word. It is not a natural reaction in a ´´Me First´´ Society. Ronald Reagan was right. We are reaping that lack of virtue and coarsening of society that results when teaching of God and our relationship to Him is lost to our citizens. The results aren´t pretty.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: doodah, 12/16/2012 7:42:35 AM     (No. 9068671)

I agree with poster #29. Many forget that Huckabee is an ordained minister and was wearing that hat when he made the observation. I find many conservatives so up tight with their purist views that they are unwilling to give slightly differing views any credit. Huckabee made a lot of sense, and I agree completely with him. It is not just taking away prayer from schools, we could not even sing Christmas carols in plays, even though IT WAS NOT AGAINST THE LAW at the time. Everyone was afraid ACLU would sue us, so we dropped everything halfway spiritual. Think of it!! It did make a difference in the atmosphere. Big trouble in the schools started that very year. Check it out with the statistics. There is a definite increase in pregnancies and other failures among students. Unbelievers will say phooey, but believers know that is much in the spiritual world that impacts the physical, and Reagan was a believer.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: franq, 12/16/2012 8:06:16 AM     (No. 9068696)

Not going to comment on Huckabee, just point out what I hope many of you already know: those who state "there is no such thing as absolute truth" are in fact attempting to make their own statement of absolute truth.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 12/16/2012 8:18:08 AM     (No. 9068719)

Yo..yo...Whether you agree with Mike or not, these particular types of weapons have been around since at least 1966. Why NOW are they being used with frightening regularity??? SOMETHING in the culture has changed. Think about it. What in our country´s "modernized" culture has brought about these killings. The guns have been the constant variable.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: cym rhondda, 12/16/2012 8:19:49 AM     (No. 9068721)

Heh #1. As long as a good portion of the Republican Party are deemed to be right wing religious fanatics who are seeking to regulate what goes on in the bedrooms of America, the Republicans will be having the same problem obtaining votes from a huge number of Americans.

Well if the Left wing religious Sodomites did not parade our streets, our State legislatures, and our halls of justice, demanding acceptance of what goes on in their bedrooms, we would never know about it would we?

´And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving on themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.´ (Romans 1:27).

The religion of Sodom destroys the moral fiber of any nation.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: rep60, 12/16/2012 8:20:47 AM     (No. 9068724)

Folks... what Mike is saying (and not very well) is this: the culture is being seriously damaged because the Judeo/Christian ethic is leaving the mainstream and being replaced by secular, self absorbed worldview which is embracing and glorifying murder fantasy roles in just about every type of media. This, along with a culture "hopped" up on drugs is like a kettle awaiting to explode.

God (and most of the tenets of Scripture) are being shoved out of the way and fairly rapidly creating a wicked, narcissitic society. This event captures this devilish transformation occurring and I fear that much more of it will be seen in the not too distant future!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/16/2012 8:23:28 AM     (No. 9068730)

Huckabee is no better at preaching than he is at playing the bass guitar. I usually cannot get to the remote fast enough when I accidentally let him on my TV. That said,I did get a chance to hear his entire statement on this and have to agree in principle.
If religion teaches right and wrong then God was present in that school. However, he did not reside in the shooter´s mind and we may never know why.
Clarice Feldman summed it up better than anyone has or will.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/16/2012 8:33:33 AM     (No. 9068755)

If Huckabee meant that the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, moral and immoral has been systematically eradicated from our educational process and that the killer was a product of such secular humanist indoctrination, then perhaps it would make sense. But that is not what he said.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 12/16/2012 8:35:32 AM     (No. 9068758)

Mr. Wehner knows that he can interpret Huckabee´s comment in the narrowest context, make it out to be unfair or stupid, and count on the usual lamestream crowd to back him up. In other words, Wehner´s words are cheap.

By backing God out of our society, we have invited in every evil. Feeling sorry for yourself is dignified. Showboating for a moment of glory is celebrated. And above all we are urged to believe in ourselves. Well, America has. And look what we got.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: olcap, 12/16/2012 8:41:52 AM     (No. 9068769)

And which god would that be? America is supposed to be a place where the people who live there have freedom of religion. So, would that god be the Judeo-Christian one, the Buddhist one, the Hari Krishna one, the Scientology one, the Islam one..., etc.? Freedom of religion requires that NONE are to be embraced by, encouraged by, respected by - government. Public schools are government run, so therefore cannot embrace ONE religion over another, say the prayers of ONE religon over another, and so on.

If you disagree with this, you do not understand what religious freedom means.

Every time one of these televangelists like Huckabee makes one of these idiotic statements, they show that they, not only do not understand religious freedom, they are determined to take that freedom away from everyone that does not follow the same religion that THEY do, because THEIR God is not part of government, and therefore, schools.

Common sense alone suggests that, if you want your children to have religious training in the classroom, then send them to a non-public school that provides this.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: plumnellie, 12/16/2012 9:02:47 AM     (No. 9068814)

Only secular people can comment in today´s climate. Christians must shut up. That is how bad things are. We are approaching a time when all Christian speech will be labeled hate speech and many of us will be in jail. Get ready. Republican moderates hate us just as much as liberals and libertarians. Many who backed Romney pooh pooh any of us who see our being attacked as a sign of our ignorance. I see the ´writing on the wall´ clearly. As our influence is reduced we will be seeing the end of the USA. Personally, I am sad for the loss to others but not for myself. I will be just fine no matter what.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Melody, 12/16/2012 9:05:19 AM     (No. 9068821)

I read that Patrick Henry wrote in 1776, ´´It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.´´

Joseph Story, appointed in 1811 as Justice to the United States Supreme Court by President James Madison, the ´´Chief Architect of the Constitution´´ wrote, ´´We are not to attribute this prohibition of a national religious establishment [in the First Amendment] to an indifference to religion in general, and especially to Christianity (which none could hold in more reverence than the framers of the Constitution).... Any attempt to level all religions, and to make it a matter of state policy to hold all in utter indifference, would have created universal disapprobation, if not universal indignation.´´

Which god? You don´t know your American history, do you? That would be the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: rep60, 12/16/2012 12:49:35 PM     (No. 9069277)

To concur with Melody... the God of the declaration IS the God of the Bible. And to correct other ignorance that has been spouted on this thread and is very popular among the ignorant masses - it is not freedom of religion, it is freedom to practice the religion of your choice, specifically fought among our founding fathers... i.e. Thomas Jefferson, was the freedom to worship God via the religious system of your choosing and no "denominational" group could cast itself as a the official religion of Virginia or the United States. Maybe a trip to Montecello would help the ignorant to gain the proper, historical perspective.

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On a trip to Moscow early in her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton played the role of international saleswoman, pressing Russian government officials to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to buy dozens of aircraft from Boeing. A month later, Clinton was in China, where she jubilantly announced that the aerospace giant would be writing a generous check to help resuscitate floundering U.S. efforts to host a pavilion at the upcoming World’s Fair. Boeing, she said, “has just agreed to double its contribution to $2 million.” Clinton did not point out that, to secure the donation, the State Department

3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting
Associated Press, by Maria Sudekum    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 5:39:19 PM     Post Reply
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition. Overland Park city spokesman Sean Reilly says two people died at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus and one was killed at Village Shalom, which is a retirement community that is several blocks away from the center. Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park

Palin on Sebelius Replacement Sylvia
Burwell: ´You Can´t Make This Stuff Up´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/12/2014 5:03:32 PM     Post Reply
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama for nominating as his new Health and Human Services Secretary the same woman who ordered the shutdown of the war memorials during the so-called government shutdown last year. After accepting Kathleen Sebelius´ resignation Friday, Obama nominated Sylvia Burwell, the former Office of Management and Budget director. This is the same person who sent the email initiating the barricading of the memorials, even as veterans were arriving in D.C. on their "honor flights" to see the memorials that they built. Palin, along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment
Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

U.S. blocks Iran’s pick as envoy to
U.N., setting up new confrontation
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:32:08 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration said Friday that it would block Iran’s nominee as ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States, setting up a new confrontation with Tehran just as relations with the Islamic republic appeared to be improving. The decision to bar entry to the diplomat, who was allegedly involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, followed intense political pressure on the administration from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. But it also marked a rare instance in which Washington has effectively vetoed another country’s preferred choice as envoy to the United Nations. Iran

Distressed homeowners seeking
mortgage relief could get
stuck with a big tax bill
Washington Post, by Dina ElBoghdady    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:28:52 PM     Post Reply
Struggling homeowners across the country could face significant new tax bills if they receive mortgage relief from their banks, a prospect that threatens to slow the housing recovery and put further strain on distressed borrowers. The collapse of the housing market and plunging home prices left millions of people stuck owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth. Some have worked with their banks to reduce the loan amount to avoid foreclosure or enable a sale. In 2007, Congress adopted a law that spared those homeowners from being taxed on the amount of the loan that was forgiven. But

11 Sebelius Supporters with
Egg on Their Faces Today
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 8:43:12 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned her position. The New York Times reported the resignation as a punishment for failure: Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy. So Sebelius stuck around just long enough to reach the mythical 7 million enrollment number



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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

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

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

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

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

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

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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