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Obama signs sequester
order, blames Republicans
over budget impasse

Washington Times, by Dave Boyer

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 3/1/2013 11:33:55 PM

President Obama signed an order Friday night to begin automatic budget cuts across most federal departments. The White House released a copy of the order at 8:31 p.m. Friday, directing federal agencies to reduce spending in various accounts by percentages calculated by the Office on Management and Budget. After failing to reach a deal with congressional leaders to avoid $85 billion in automatic “sequester” budget cuts, President Obama on Friday blamed the crisis squarely on Republican lawmakers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dragon, 3/1/2013 11:45:15 PM     (No. 9203910)

Obviously the devil made him sign it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lylacat, 3/1/2013 11:49:15 PM     (No. 9203915)

I am so tired of this man; and we still have four more years of him and his "Oh-Look-At-Me" wife. Pathetic.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/1/2013 11:49:17 PM     (No. 9203916)

It takes two to argue, Obama. Didn´t your daddy ever teach you that, whomever he might have been?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/2/2013 12:22:27 AM     (No. 9203931)

Does it include parking AF1 and AF2 ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubby, 3/2/2013 12:33:50 AM     (No. 9203939)

Will someone me tell which Republican leader made a strong defiante rebuttal to the msm about all his lies? The sequester was his idea, he didn´t want to cut any spending (except the military of course), the "loopholes" are the current tax code written mostly by Democrats, the Democrats are more for the rich than the Republicans on and on. Everything he said was a lie and because of the Republicans silence the lofo voter presumes what he said must be true. Good grief we are so screwed when Obama can say anything he wants any lie without any response from the opposition.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: flatwater, 3/2/2013 2:06:19 AM     (No. 9203975)

Wise King Barky is a pathological liar and a malignant narcissist, and desperately needs to consult a psychiatrist for his many mental illnesses....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 3/2/2013 2:43:07 AM     (No. 9203988)

Low information people would not be caught dead reading a conservative newspaper or listening to Fox. My local paper publishes only pro Obama Letters to the Editor. Where would these low info people hear the Republican side, the Washington Times? Not likely. @

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 3/2/2013 2:48:22 AM     (No. 9203991)

In Games People Play, this one´s called Now Look What You Made Me Do.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 3/2/2013 4:31:24 AM     (No. 9204017)

Why does EVERYTHING go this horrid little man´s way?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bugger, 3/2/2013 5:59:27 AM     (No. 9204059)

I don´t understand why the republicans can´t rebut his lies either. An average second grader, raised by a conservative, certainly could. The "news" on my car radio yesterday was playing a clip of Obama saying that the republicans refused to cut even one corporate loophole. I´m silently screaming "has anyone heard of GE for Pete´s sake"??!! There are many more "favored" companies who pay little to no taxes because they support him. Every day it seems more and more like we´re living in the twilight zone.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: provide, 3/2/2013 7:00:59 AM     (No. 9204110)

This is how he will close GITMO. "Republican greed made me do it."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 3/2/2013 7:07:38 AM     (No. 9204116)

On Hannity yesterday, Dr. Carson basically called Zippy a joke.

Yes, election have consequences, but so does impeachment. But do any of our pols in either party have the cojones to label Obama a dictator and Take Back America (to borrow a phrase) while we still can?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: baldguy, 3/2/2013 7:26:27 AM     (No. 9204139)

I´d like to see someone like Ted Cruz actually call out the evening news anchors, "Hey Diane Sawyer, what about Facebook paying no taxes?" Hey Brian Williams, where was Obama for twelve hours during Benghazi? Hey George Stephie, is Woodward telling the truth? If so, why no reporting??

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Reply 14 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/2/2013 7:40:43 AM     (No. 9204163)

Along with GE, how about zippy´s buddies in Hollywood? Didn´t they just get a huge tax break as part of the "fiscal cliff" deal?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: sagman, 3/2/2013 7:42:42 AM     (No. 9204165)

Change of pace: a takeoff of the Dylan Thomas poem, ´´Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night´´ --

Do not march docile to Obama’s beat.
God help us break and thwart the God King’s goal;
Rail, rail against the gall of his conceit.

My friends, all is not lost, though time is fleet;
We must take back from him that which he stole.
Do not march docile to Obama’s beat.

Wise men who stood their ground and bore the heat,
And tried to steer the country ‘round the shoal,
Rail, rail against the gall of his conceit.

Indifferent men who took their pleasures neat
And never dreamed they’d pay the devil’s toll,
Do not march docile to Obama’s beat.

Misguided men who worshipped at his feet,
Those drunk on rule or cozened by the dole:
Rail, rail against the gall of his conceit.

To keep this land, we must together meet
And dedicate ourselves to save its soul
Do not march docile to Obama’s beat;
Rail, rail against the gall of his conceit.

Here are the first three stanzas, then the last of the original:

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray,
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 3/2/2013 7:43:00 AM     (No. 9204166)

That´s "toe" the line No. 11. It is impossibole to "tow" a line in the sand.

Courtesy of the stupid one.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 3/2/2013 7:44:55 AM     (No. 9204169)

Sorry. not 11, 12

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JAN, 3/2/2013 8:06:26 AM     (No. 9204201)

Lie after lie after lie after lie.

The janitor lie topped them all.

What a pathetic little man he is, our president.

Pity him, for he knows exactly what he is doing and enjoys being the evil doer.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 3/2/2013 8:16:28 AM     (No. 9204226)

Obie needs to stew in his own fat for a while on this one. It was his idea from the beginning. Given any combination of reasons that makes us happy, Boehner et al stood their ground.

While I don´t think there is any hope for the LoFos right now to peel the onion and understand what is happening and why it is happening with the federal budget, perhaps others from the left who are willing to open their brain will seek to understand.

While this year´s sequester is peanuts compared to future years, we can only hope that the current event may cause a few folks to wake up. It will also be interesting to see whose pork and wasteful spending gets sequestered.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: beca, 3/2/2013 8:42:45 AM     (No. 9204286)

obamas leadership or lack thereof...is a cruel joke...........i cant imagine 4 more of this man....he is evil to the core

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stryker714, 3/2/2013 8:47:32 AM     (No. 9204297)

They are going to end the military jet flyovers for sporting events as one of the cuts. That´s a shame as it´s such a rush when those awesome fighters scream by. It reminds of the support Willam Holden had on the ground for a while in "The Bridges of Toko Ri".

´ bet he doesn´t gut military jet flyovers in missing man formation for deceased president funerals, democrat presidents that is.

Surely the NFL would be willing to pick up the gas tab for jets for at least the Superbowl.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: strike3, 3/2/2013 8:53:00 AM     (No. 9204304)

Apparently some posters find it easier to take shots at other posters rather than focus on the heart of the problem, which is exactly how congress has been conducting itself during this sham obama administration. Throwing blame and criticism at the wrong target accomplishes nothing.

Who is to blame for America´s current crisis? We all are. We have been watching the liberals advance their agenda since the sixties. Every time we allowed a town to ban a Christmas display, we have allowed America to slide a little further down the slope. Every time we gave up a few more rights to the EPA or watched the NEA turn our schools into indoctrination camps, or allowed trusted judges, politicians or cops avoid prison for betraying that trust, we were complicit because we did not protest loudly. There is only one way out of this mess and that´s by working together. We don´t have to put up with gun grabs, vote buying, legal theft from our treasury, abusive government or reckless, wasteful spending because we hold the power, not obama and not his puppet masters. How far do we need to be pushed?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LZK, 3/2/2013 8:54:03 AM     (No. 9204307)

Awwwwwww -- what´s the matter? You have to "cut back" like all the rest of US -- as WE try and fill our tanks and buy food....

Awwwwwww -- poor baby....

LZK

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Tianne, 3/2/2013 8:54:55 AM     (No. 9204308)

The President´s dishonest handling of this situation is disgusting but apparently effective. Have already heard from a female relative that, "health costs and health insurance costs are going to go sky high because those Republicans won´t meet President Obama half way on the sequester". I asked her if she´s maybe confusing the sequester situation with Obamacare. She said, "you´re just like those Republicans - always changing the subject to get away with being only for the rich".

My gosh! What are people drinking in the water out there??

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 3/2/2013 9:00:41 AM     (No. 9204316)

As Krauthahamer points out, "In 2011 Government Accountability Office report gave a sampling of the vastness of what could be cut, consolidated and rationalized in Washington: 44 overlapping job training programs, 18 for nutrition assistance, 82 (!) on teacher quality, 56 dealing with financial literacy, more than 20 for homelessness, etc. Total annual cost: $100 billion-$200 billion, about two to five times the entire domestic sequester."

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Reply 26 - Posted by: fembot, 3/2/2013 9:11:10 AM     (No. 9204329)

Actions speak louder than words (even words trumpeted in the LoFo media). I know of one federal agency, which shall remain nameless, which released a list of job classifications whose salaries are to be cut. All but one of those jobs are currently paid at the GS-4 to GS-9 ($24,518 to $41,563 per year) level. I guess these are the "rich" O wants to soak. Those paid more are to be left untouched.

Tell me again that O stands for the little guy? Two words: Bravo Sierra.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/2/2013 9:15:58 AM     (No. 9204341)

Blamer-in-Chief in action.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: owl, 3/2/2013 9:24:40 AM     (No. 9204353)

King NotMe has a plan and it´s working . He´s taken his agenda ´ to the people ´ , avoided congress and has already assured the Sheep his last four years of failure ( the sequester ´ cuts´ ) were the GOP´s fault . He has LoFo´s eating it up . His real target is the house in 2014 . If that is accomplished , our trip to serfdom may be irreversible .

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/2/2013 9:30:53 AM     (No. 9204357)

Where is the Republican rebuttal to all of Obama´s lies? I keep waiting to see ads on TV that will tell us the truth. Do we have no strategists? Is the RNC broke? Or are the Republicans content to take the blame like an abused woman? This is truly pathetic. We send you to Washington and this is what we get as representation? Get off your duffs and make some noise. Obama will not stop with the blame game. It is part of his strategy and it will work if he is not confronted. He is waging war against the Republican Party and winning. We have no warriors on our side who have the courage to stand up and speak the truth.

Obama will do and say anything to achieve his goals. We know the media will support and protect him. That leaves one option. Go on the offense straight to the people. Put some ads on TV. Go on a media blitz. Quit saving the money for re-election because if Obama is not challenged and is able to put the blame on Republicans, he wins and the country is lost. How´s that for a Republican legacy?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/2/2013 9:44:34 AM     (No. 9204384)

If Republicans EVER intend to get their message out they will have to take a cue from Rush Limbaugh. "For the first time in my life I´m ashamed of my country." It takes an inflammatory statement like that for a conservative to get the media´s attention.

In Rush´s case they all ran to his website to read the transcript of his show. In it they learned about baseline budgeting and how we would still be spending billions over last year AFTER the sequester. The next day many in the media were changing their tune.

Boehner tried it with telling the Senate to get off of their !@#. He got print but he didn´t followup. If I were them, I´d hire Sarah Palin as a consultant. She´s a master at getting the media´s attention.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 3/2/2013 9:45:07 AM     (No. 9204386)

I feel trapped here. Haven´t tried my front door this morning to see if the paper is out there. Prolly not.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bigken2, 3/2/2013 9:53:56 AM     (No. 9204405)

i see this pres as my 3 year old grandson throwing a fit when he does not get what he wants

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Reply 33 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/2/2013 10:12:06 AM     (No. 9204442)

The sequester was signed into law almost 2 years ago. So what really was signed last night? Did anyone in the press actually look to see? What got posted onto the White House site?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 3/2/2013 10:18:03 AM     (No. 9204452)

A petty point, but illustrative of the man, I think: Obama, FTA: “We will get through this. This is not going to be an apocalypse, I think, as some people have said."

"[A]s SOME people have said"? Uh, wasn´t OBAMA the one railing over and over how this was going to be an apocalypse?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: 4freedom, 3/2/2013 10:25:35 AM     (No. 9204465)

The lowfo´s must be eating this up this total nonsense, the dictator´s approval rating is at 55%.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 3/2/2013 10:28:30 AM     (No. 9204469)

Thank you sagman. That was wonderful. That poem reminds me of that scene in the movie Back to School where when the teacher finishes reading the poem, she then asks Rodney Dangerfield what it all means and he shouts, Don´t take cr*p from anybody!

Anyway, this is one of your best posts. Thanks.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: starboard, 3/2/2013 10:30:34 AM     (No. 9204472)

Let´s face it, he´s a bad apple. However, I believe he´s already in the process of self destructing and starting to fall off his high (Styrofoam pedestal) horse.

We know how he reacts to unfavorable criticism and this is why we need to keep him off balance and on the defensive, not only will he create an everlasting ugly impression into the American consciousness, but also, at some point will make a blunder that will become the last straw and finally stick and forever identify him as the worse president in the history of this country.

Have faith folks remember, and let´s not give up the ship for this rotten apple.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: rplat, 3/2/2013 10:32:47 AM     (No. 9204476)

Let´s get a few things straight. The "sequester" was Obama´s brainchild, it was his idea and it was set as a condition for continuation of the Bush tax cuts. Furthermore, because it was the only means of keeping taxes lower, the Republicans acquiesced. Then, Obama signed it into law. Attempting to blame it on the Republicans is the pinnacle of hypocrisy and deceit. Only those with limited intellect or a distorted sense of reasoning could possibly believe the nonsense being peddled by Obama and his minions.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 3/2/2013 10:44:46 AM     (No. 9204506)

#5, 12 and others are getting at the core of the GOP problem…We are not taking advantage of the media focus on budget cuts to shine a light on the overall budget, budget waste, and lies associated with Obama’s cuts...232 congressmen and 45 senators are Republican, with each sitting on one or more committees having so-called oversight of some government operation, means 277 spokespersons, 45 with statewide a statewide media megaphone and 232 with as megaphone in the media markets encompassing their districts...hold budget cut oversight hearing each day, calling in department/agency heads to testify and make them state publicly what they are sequestering and why and highlight other wasteful programs in their units…take the millions the RNC and congressional and senatorial committees have and do adds to highlight waste documented in these hearings...let this continue through the next manufactured crisis, the Continuing Resolution due for debate at the end of March...

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Arby, 3/2/2013 10:45:00 AM     (No. 9204507)

His tombstone will read:

"It was someone else´s fault."

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Butch59, 3/2/2013 10:55:36 AM     (No. 9204528)

Since those of us here at LCom know darn well that there is NO cuts in the budget but simply a reduction of the planed INCREASE in spending due to baseline budgeting, I wonder what Obozo and his cohorts in the WH are going to say when it turns out that nobody looses his/her job, that people are going to starve, etc. And when they do make drastic cuts in high visible areas, how are they going to explain where the extra money in the Treasury came from? Should be an interesting next few weeks.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 3/2/2013 10:58:36 AM     (No. 9204535)

isn´t this blame game getting old? Next he and the commie dems will attack the oppisitions character and denegrate them SOP of the commes.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 3/2/2013 11:11:29 AM     (No. 9204558)

Budget cuts "blamed" on Republicans? I´ll gladly accept that and proudly proclaim my culpability!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: shrugger, 3/2/2013 11:38:58 AM     (No. 9204612)

To #13...
I saw Dr Carlson w/ Hannity as well.Everything he said was positive, but I also got a feeling...
The feeling that the Doctor doesn´t recognise evil...in men.
Something along the lines of Mitt.

I DO so much want that feeling to go away.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: broken01, 3/2/2013 11:46:55 AM     (No. 9204625)

I´m surprised the idiot didn´t blame President Bush.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: geoman, 3/2/2013 12:24:19 PM     (No. 9204711)

Re: #23 - This is the real bottom line. Too many conservative citizens still believe the MSM would dutifully report republican rebuttals as if they were "the Press" of the late 1700s. With the MSM being nothing more than an organ of the progressive regime, citizens really have no idea who is saying what in DC. One thing is certain and that is the majority of legal US citizens appear content to grouse about the growing illegality of the regime but are in no way taking to the streets or otherwise putting their lives on the line as did the Founders. The same folks declaring the 2012 election to be stolen still believe the political process is otherwise intact and their elected republican congressmen should be seen on the nightly news fighting for what is good and proper. If the election were stolen and the MSM is fully in the tank, then you have no true "political" recourse. The only option is seemingly unthinkable since no one within the conservative majority of legal US citizens appears up for open rebellion.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: LC Hoghead, 3/2/2013 12:45:05 PM     (No. 9204748)

OBAMA
He so Loved the poor,
he created MILLIONS More

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Reply 48 - Posted by: maryc, 3/2/2013 1:03:13 PM     (No. 9204783)

Obama is a facade. A Nothing. Who does nothing good and will leave us all with nothing. Not even our good health. Nothing from nothing leaves nothing .

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 3/2/2013 5:08:04 PM     (No. 9205066)

Is a LOINFO voter the same as a LOW INTELLIGENCE VOTER and are they both democrates?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: philemon1967, 3/2/2013 8:06:55 PM     (No. 9205243)

Henceforth, we dub thee O´blamo.

pResident O´blamo is not unlike the abusive husband who says, after beating up his wife, "Now look what you made me do". He is nothing but a narcissistic bully who is really a coward down inside.

Despite his bluster, he will make no decision that he cannot lay blame elsewhere when that decision turns out to be wrong. Therefore, his subordinates resort to bullying tactics in order to carry out his wishes because they know he won´t hesitate to throw them under the bus if they fail him in any way.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: migtex2, 3/2/2013 8:12:02 PM     (No. 9205255)

ALWAYS = someone else at fault...
Poor, poor man, NEVER accepts responsiblilty...

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Reply 52 - Posted by: get er done, 3/2/2013 9:13:17 PM     (No. 9205303)

I usually hit the mute button when I see Oblamo´s face on Fox, however, I forced myself to listen to his crapola on the sequester, and it amounted to an undignified
"boo hoo" and "the Wepublicans made me do it."

I do not know how 0 holds his head up in public -- any respectable person would be filled with shame.

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On the defensive about their prospects in the midterm elections this fall, congressional Democrats have spent all of April savaging the Republican budget proposal, decrying the Koch brothers and championing a series of bills meant to ingratiate themselves to struggling middle-class voters. In promoting legislation that would extend unemployment benefits, increase the minimum wage and promote equal pay for women, the Democrats have declared themselves the party that will ensure a “fair shot” for all. Republicans, they insist, are the party of special interests. It has been a classic Washington messaging campaign for these partisan

For Hillary Clinton and Boeing,
a beneficial relationship
Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:13:05 PM     Post Reply
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

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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


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