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Craigslist sperm donor forced to pay
child support to lesbian couple despite
giving up parental rights to daughter before
birth

Daily Mail (UK), by staff

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Posted By:zephyrgirl, 12/31/2012 10:47:30 AM

A sperm donor has been forced to pay child support to the lesbian couple who found him via Craigslist. Angela Bauer, 40, and partner Jennifer Schreiner, 34, placed an ad on the site three years ago for a donor which was answered by William Marotta. He provided sperm which was used for artificial insemination on Ms Schreiner. In return, Mr Marotta gave up parental rights including financial duties for the child.

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I don´t even know where to begin in commenting on this article - this couple had been together eight years, and had been allowed to adopt eight children???? Now they and all those kids are on the dole! And what idiot responds to a "sperm donor wanted" ad on Craigs list?????

And these three idiots vote.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DennisM, 12/31/2012 10:56:12 AM     (No. 9091406)

If the state say´s he should pay then if he so desires shouldn´t he be able to take custody of the child?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/31/2012 11:11:23 AM     (No. 9091424)

This article illustrates perfectly what our society is moving to. Lesbian and homosexual marriage, abortion on demand, no religion, big gov´t controlling your every movement, welfare, entertainment violence, tax the rich, class warfare, education system that places the USA in the bottom internationally, no morals, tattoos, body piercings, me first syndrome, rudeness, shootings, drugs, road rage, police abuse, corruption, cheating, immigration chaos, and a black Pres that endorses and participates in every bit of what I just said.

Garbage, garbage, garbage - is what USA has become.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/31/2012 11:13:55 AM     (No. 9091427)

He should go for custody of his child, AND child support from the 2 crazy women.
What´s good for the goose is good for the gander.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zzzghy, 12/31/2012 11:14:52 AM     (No. 9091428)

Too stupid to live, but not too stupid to breed. Homo sapiens are some of the dumbest primates on planet earth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bridgepard, 12/31/2012 11:16:31 AM     (No. 9091431)

What #2 said.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: richwill, 12/31/2012 11:20:13 AM     (No. 9091438)

The pictures explain why they are lesbians.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 12/31/2012 11:23:05 AM     (No. 9091445)

Another domino-string of idiotic policies and decisions.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jfodoch, 12/31/2012 11:24:24 AM     (No. 9091452)

I´m saving your comment, #4. A wonderful summary of a situation that doesn´t have to exist.

The political and social situations in our nation are beyond surreal!

Lest I repeat myself, IT DOESN´T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Achilles, 12/31/2012 11:24:48 AM     (No. 9091453)

Good. treat him like a parent. You should not be allowed to contract out reproduction. There should not be a gestational carrier or a sperm donor recognized under the law.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/31/2012 11:26:47 AM     (No. 9091461)

Apparently, one can change from homosexual to heterosexual ...

Moving on: Jennifer Schreiner posted this picture with a man believed to be her new partner since the end of her relationship with Angela Bauer.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: locomotivebreath1901, 12/31/2012 11:29:00 AM     (No. 9091471)

This whole situation smacks of child abuse and neglect.

I pity that poor lil girl.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/31/2012 11:32:30 AM     (No. 9091485)

Outrageous government decisions in the family law area is why marriage is dying out in the US. Men don´t want to incur the unlimited liability.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: msjena, 12/31/2012 11:32:54 AM     (No. 9091486)

They adopted 8 children?! Who is taking care of them now? And who says that ugly women can´t find a man?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 12/31/2012 11:39:59 AM     (No. 9091503)

Holy, Moly. What have we allowed ourselves to become. My late parents and grandparents would not believe this.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Refried, 12/31/2012 11:41:32 AM     (No. 9091509)

Mega dittos to what poster #2 said!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JoeDanMedia, 12/31/2012 11:46:34 AM     (No. 9091518)

These Freak Show Contestants have been allowed to adopt 8 children...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/31/2012 11:47:30 AM     (No. 9091520)

Celebrate diversity.
/s off/

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Reply 18 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/31/2012 11:48:23 AM     (No. 9091522)

OH. Dear. Sweet. Jesus.

God owes an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Susieq1, 12/31/2012 11:53:34 AM     (No. 9091535)

Totally agree # 2.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MsMontana, 12/31/2012 11:54:28 AM     (No. 9091539)

This is a very interesting example of how contracts between agreeing people are not binding if the law will not support them.

As a former debt collector, whenever I had to call someone regarding an unpaid debt for their child, where BOTH parents were responsible, many times the debtor on the other end would tell me that his or her ex spouse was ordered to pay that for the child and that the person I was calling was "not responsible for payment."

Except that contracts such as that are binding only on the individuals and the court, if entered into in court. It is NOT binding on anyone else which also means creditors. So, even though these three people entered into a contract, that was binding on all of them, that does NOT mean they get to go to someone else to foot the bills under the same terms when the funding has to come from outside their little contractual circle.

So, if you want to "donate" something and agree to give up all rights and responsibilities to the people who receive the donation, you better make sure the law supports your position in ALL instances, or you will be held accountable, and rightly so.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MsMontana, 12/31/2012 11:58:15 AM     (No. 9091547)

I should clarify....parenting plans that are entered into a court, which is essentially what these three agreed to, a parenting contract, is binding ONLY on the parties involved and the court if it is entered into the court as a court action. Other than that...it is not binding on anyone else, so theoretically, the "donor" could also be held liable for all expenses related to his progeny DESPITE his signing his rights over. He did not sign them over in accordance with the State of Kansas and that is why this has come up.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/31/2012 12:00:03 PM     (No. 9091552)

#2, I know exactly how you feel!!! Our society is out of control.

#10, one person does not exemplify all people. Obviously, she is bi-sexual which means that she is one of those who can make choices. Most people fall somewhere along a continuum from 100% hetero to 100% homo. Very few fit the 100% category, but the vast majority are on the hetero side. This is not taking into account environmental issues like abuse and familial dysfunction or mental issues that can create confusion. Anyway, just because some people can choose who to be with, only means they are attracted to both and are more in the middle of the continuum. But it doesn´t mean they all can. I doubt many of you can choose to be with someone of the same sex. It would gross you out. That is how someone who is toward the 100% gay side feels about the opposite sex.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/31/2012 12:16:35 PM     (No. 9091583)

FTA: "Moving on: Jennifer Schreiner posted this picture with a man believed to be her new partner since the end of her relationship with Angela Bauer."

Translation: Jennifer Schreiner is a sexually confused, brain-dead, spoiled,nincompoop who shouldn´t be allowed anywhere near a child, much less be allowed to adopt and raise 8.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 12/31/2012 12:21:06 PM     (No. 9091591)

#6 hits the nail! When you look like that, you have two choices in life: live alone or be a lesbian.


Girl´s Hubby

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Reply 25 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 12/31/2012 12:24:54 PM     (No. 9091602)

In that state, they are single women and the state made the right call. Still, this is wrong on so many levels. Giving up parental rights voluntarily does not shield from having to pay up. It happens in heterosexual cases too. Otherwise men would just walk away to avoid support.

Apparently, the two women did not want to force him to pay anything, the state is forcing him. They could have done the honorable thing and not throw him under the bus. Custody does not seem to be an issue in this case. However the state may not deny him if he chooses that route. If he does, it may be to strike back at the women and the state, but poor kid.

This is a cautionary tale for men who make private deals with lesbian couples; they can come back later and make parental claims. But so can single gals and married gals who made babies with not their husband. What tangled web our society is weaving. Head hurts.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bmw50, 12/31/2012 12:27:30 PM     (No. 9091603)

Our future is in the hands of our children and we treat them like this? What on earth does this teach them?

God have mercy on America!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Muggins, 12/31/2012 12:27:41 PM     (No. 9091604)

The sad thing is, most guys won´t hear about this because they didn´t read this article. And they´ll be victimized by lesbian couples who have read this story.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: PageTurner, 12/31/2012 12:31:39 PM     (No. 9091609)

I wou1dn´t be so sure that 1ast person Jennifer is posing with is a man.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: columba, 12/31/2012 12:40:10 PM     (No. 9091620)

Scrub society clean of God. Pretend that homosexual behavior is normal. What do you get?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 12/31/2012 1:02:24 PM     (No. 9091653)

Very easy solution to all this.

Since the woman supports the donor and is on his side, let the court ruling stand. He pays her $500 a month (or whatever) and she simply pays it right back to him.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: antidem, 12/31/2012 1:03:07 PM     (No. 9091654)

Whatever happened to natural law?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: KingBubo, 12/31/2012 1:19:41 PM     (No. 9091684)

I read that these women are not seeking this, but the State of Kansas is.

They applied for Welfare (don´t they get benefits for adopting 8 kids)? THey had a contract, but since they used a turkey aster instead of a licensed doctor, he is not protected.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/31/2012 1:33:09 PM     (No. 9091703)

To top it off one of the ´children´ they adopted is 25 years old. And people today make fun of the Ozzie and Harriet era...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: jlw509, 12/31/2012 2:30:10 PM     (No. 9091794)

#22, who the heck cares about "what she feels" or "when he chooses" or "whoever/whatever they are now attracted to" etc. etc.

Obligations are obligations. Duties are duties. They do not depend on your on-and-off feelings. Children have rights which are natural, are imprinted in the bodies and minds, and are necessary for their life-long-flourishing.

#1 in the list of rights is, of course, the right to life = the right to just go on living, not to be assaulted, terminated, or murdered.

But right #2 is closely akin to it, and this is: the right to the support, provision, and nurturance of your natural father and mother, bound by the commitment we have always called "marriage".

That´s what sex, love, and marriage are supposed to be about: the bond of one man and one woman to each other and to the children born to them. They have the duty to acknowledge the child as bone-of-their-bone and flesh-of-their-flesh, to love and care for their child as such, because this is what every child needs to humanly flourish.

Pack up your "I feel" and "I want" and store it with the rest of your kindergarten memorabilia. An adult says: "The child´s needs come before my feelings and wants."

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Reply 35 - Posted by: harper, 12/31/2012 2:37:52 PM     (No. 9091807)

...And these three idiots vote...Democrat

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/31/2012 2:41:15 PM     (No. 9091812)

#28 - if you enlarge the picture on FB - you can clearly see a bit of a shadow from a beard.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: strike3, 12/31/2012 3:22:32 PM     (No. 9091858)

Wow, talk about butt ugly. Be happy they decided to adopt instead of make a habit of procreating. The guy must feel really stupid about now.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/31/2012 3:31:58 PM     (No. 9091875)

Was the manufacturer of the turkey baster also sued?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 12/31/2012 3:36:00 PM     (No. 9091879)

Awhile ago, I made a point of watching some episodes of the series, The L Word, to try and understand if I was truly and hopelessly out of touch with the women with I have nothing in common save gender. I am. On the show, there was a hapless Lesbian couple desperate to have a baby and they were ambushing every guy they knew to donate sperm for their progeny project, while making it clear that the guy would not any subsequent rights or responsibilities to the baby. They were doing this because they could not afford to keep purchasing semen from a sperm bank. They were openly astonished and outraged as one guy after another turned them down--especially the gay guys. The guys were clearly and rightfully uncomfortable with creating offspring in such an uncontrolled fashion.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/31/2012 3:46:30 PM     (No. 9091899)

#35, I was making a point to 10 that one´s orientation is not necessarily a choice for everyone just because it was for one person.

#23, I think you nailed this case regarding the one dingbat.

The point of this story seems to be that government can control all aspects of your life. Apparently, if they had gone through a licensed doctor and an accredited sperm bank (both government regulated and paid for), the man´s rights would have been protected. However, since they didn´t, the state went after him for child support and nullified the contract he made. Government owns you.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Hammock, 12/31/2012 6:20:42 PM     (No. 9092111)

The article says the kid´s mother revealed the identity of the sperm donor because otherwise the state would not have provided medical insurance to the kid. As a former welfare worker I am puzzled as to why she didn´t lie about the identity as do so many others. They pick a common name and say they met the guy at a bar, got drunk, etc. and haven´t seen him since. Thus they hope to keep the real father sweet to provide some money under the table. But maybe she had already gone too far with the lesbian rights thing to do this. Still, it´s a pretty low payback for the "donation".

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Reply 42 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 12/31/2012 6:54:40 PM     (No. 9092156)

I think the guy gets exactly what he deserves. Any guy stupid enough to donate his sperm to a couple of Lesbian crazies deserves all the financial pain he can get for thinking he can become a parent without any responsibility. Especially when his DNA can be traced directly back to him. What an idiot.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: noddy, 12/31/2012 9:33:53 PM     (No. 9092347)

They ran an ad on Craigslist three years ago looking for a sperm donor. The women split in 2010. All three had a contract. That is THREE. I did not sign the contract and therefore should not be paying for their lifestyle. I feel awful for all the children involved. Government - I just don´t think you thought this through.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/31/2012 10:52:45 PM     (No. 9092439)

Seems somebody should sue the state for allowing them to adopt eight children with no means to care for them or psych evals.

Lewis Grizzard was right-
Elvis Is Dead and I Don´t Feel So Good Myself

Barf alert.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: msjena, 12/31/2012 11:37:35 PM     (No. 9092503)

#24--one of them now has a boyfriend. So there´s no accounting for taste!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: joew9, 1/2/2013 10:16:39 AM     (No. 9094555)

There are so many things wrong with this.
1. They adopted children and then asked the state to pay.
2. They adopted way more children than just about anyone can appropriately raise unless they have the resolve of the Duggers.
3. They didn´t respect their marriage/civil union and got divorced. Marriage is for the purpose of staying together and raising the children.
4. They violated the concept of sperm donation by not leaving the donor as anonymous.



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On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Who Inspired the Nazi-Klan
leader’s Actions in Kansas?
The Answer Here

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PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/14/2014 6:54:41 AM     Post Reply
As I sit writing from Berlin, Germany—I woke up this morning with the news that a demented American Nazi and KKK leader, Glenn Miller, has been arrested as the main suspect in the Kansas City murder of 3 American Jews. (Snip) Fortunately, a quick look at some of the anti-Semitic extremist websites has led to the following post by Mr. Miller, reproduced verbatim below: Israel Forming Super PAC to Attack Paul & Obama This is some big dookee, yaw’ll. http://runronpaul.com/interviews/isr…on-paul-obama/ Jew journalist Max Blumenthal exposes and explains this attempt by a foreign government Israel, to buy the presidential election for the neo-con, war-mongering republican


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