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Explosive Exchange at Gun Hearing
Between Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/14/2013 1:29:19 PM

Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein had this explosive exchange at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on guns earlier today: "The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is," said Cruz to Feinstein, "Would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment, namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books

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I love Ted Cruz! He is fearless! Doesn´t he know he´s not allowed to question Queen Feinstein? s/o

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/14/2013 1:45:20 PM     (No. 9224995)

The argument that some books are not allowed in schools is specious because we do restrict the "rights" of children.

The dimocrats don´t care what the constitution says or means. They will just pass bills for their own benefit and hope they can slip them by the supreme court.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 3/14/2013 1:45:24 PM     (No. 9224996)

I love Ted Cruz! He clanks when he walks!!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/14/2013 1:45:31 PM     (No. 9224998)

This is a perfect example of why it is useless to argue with a liberal who thinks she knows what is best for everybody. The thing to do is just vote against them and go on.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 3/14/2013 1:48:17 PM     (No. 9225001)

It is not often that I can say that I am actually PROUD that I voted for an elected official.

I am extremely PROUD that I voted for Ted Cruz!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grady, 3/14/2013 1:50:33 PM     (No. 9225003)

Yes Ms. Feinstein, the American people need
exactly the same weapons the military has.
It was designed that way so when our government tries to
suppress the people, we have an equal ability to remove YOU.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: obviousity, 3/14/2013 1:52:48 PM     (No. 9225005)

Packin´ Moll Senior Senator pistol Diane: "Respect my rule" they are more equal than your rules.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/14/2013 1:55:31 PM     (No. 9225009)

Just like the drone question.....they want to justify their position but they do not want to acknowledge it or own it or even admit it.

So they go straight to: "How dare you ask me that ?!?!?!"

Just say: "Yes" and Ted will shut up.

They can´t do it.

But they can´t admit it either.

Counseling might be in order.

They can´t be happy people.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 3/14/2013 1:55:50 PM     (No. 9225010)

Poor little baby got her feelins hurted.

There ought to be a means by which the sane states could remove politicians elected in insane states... like California... like "Senator" Frankenstein.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Edgelady, 3/14/2013 1:56:44 PM     (No. 9225013)

He clearly rattled her - which is fine, that means whenever they speak next time her stomach will be churning. Doesn´t matter how much she explodes, the Bill of Rights had a purpose.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: janjan, 3/14/2013 1:57:11 PM     (No. 9225015)

I highly doubt that Dianne Feinstein gives a wit about the Constitution. Democrats invest a lot of their career into finding ways around it. Go Ted.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: judy, 3/14/2013 1:57:38 PM     (No. 9225017)

The dems & rinos can´t handle a real man...they are sooooo used to the same ole, same ole in DC they just allow the dems to scare them into babies...where are the other repubs assisting Cruz...hiding in the closet with their pacifier....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 3/14/2013 1:59:55 PM     (No. 9225022)

FTA: "Finally, in response to Cruz´s question, Feinstein likens so-called assault weapons to child pornography, which she suggests is a limit to the First Amendment and can legally be banned."

>> Great, so these usurpers consider owners of contemporary sem-auto firearms to be no better than child pornographers and pedophiles.

When and where would they like the war to start?


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Reply 13 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/14/2013 2:00:48 PM     (No. 9225025)

Note the immediate emotionalist response from Feinstein. That´s where you go when you don´t have a leg to stand on. And with our vapid, shallow voters, it´s a consistent winner.

Feinstein is an old hag who needs to retire. The one who´d replace her would probably be even worse, though.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: judy, 3/14/2013 2:02:34 PM     (No. 9225028)

She looks like George Washington with veryyyyyy dark hair. How dare Cruz question the won´s lap dogs.....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: grambo, 3/14/2013 2:07:09 PM     (No. 9225038)

Note that Feinstein didn´t address the material points Senator Cruz made. Clearly, knowing that he´s a recognized constitutional scholar (and the Obama sort, either, a real one) she didn´t want to there. Instead she did her indignation dance, and prattled on about how long she´s been around. Yes, Ms. Feinstein, we all know, sadly, how long you´ve been around.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: frenesi1, 3/14/2013 2:07:31 PM     (No. 9225039)

Too bad he didn´t follow up and say "since you are not a 6th grader, then I am sure you know what the phrase "shall not be infringed" means, do you not?"

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mre, 3/14/2013 2:10:18 PM     (No. 9225049)

I´m a conservative, but Ted Cruz comes across as an ideological idiot in this exchange. If that´s the best that conservatives can do, then the Democrats will keep the Senate and may win the House. And they would deserve to.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 3/14/2013 2:12:25 PM     (No. 9225053)

You can see why the Texas TEA Partiers worked tirelessly for Ted Cruz against the RINO establishment candidate.

If you´re waiting for the McCain/McGrahamnesty/McRove McRINOs to put up a fight for our Constitutionally protected freedoms, you´re in for a long wait.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: judy, 3/14/2013 2:21:41 PM     (No. 9225069)

You do have to give Cruz credit for standing up to the dem & repub establishment in DC....they are so used to being treated like royalty they can´t handle real questions.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: STLstudent, 3/14/2013 2:23:00 PM     (No. 9225074)

The harlot did not answer his question.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: A Burrite, 3/14/2013 2:25:41 PM     (No. 9225080)

Notice that she did not directly answer the questions. Just remember that Mayor Feinstein is responsible for killing hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people, when she refused to establish a quarantine in SF as the AIDS virus began to spread from beyond the *bathhouses* to the rest of the world.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lancelink1, 3/14/2013 2:26:17 PM     (No. 9225083)

And yet today, March 14th (mmMMmm PI)we still do not have a definition of exactly what constitutes an assualt weapon. But by God we will ban them because I was a mayor and saw a shot of Milk.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TUSKER, 3/14/2013 2:27:14 PM     (No. 9225087)

Banning any weapons from law-abiding citizens of the United States does not ensure that violence will cease as a product of criminal and psychopathic individuals within and without our country.

Banning weapons from law-abiding citizens who have no intent to use said weapons in any fashion outside of the law is nothing more than what it is:

Marxist control of law abiding citizens and the prohibition of law abiding citizens to exercise their rights as free Americans under the Constitution.

Shut up Marxist Feinstein.

Hammer ´em Ted.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 3/14/2013 2:29:41 PM     (No. 9225093)

What 21 said.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/14/2013 2:33:16 PM     (No. 9225103)

#17, trolling is frowned upon on this board

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Reply 26 - Posted by: spahrkl, 3/14/2013 2:35:43 PM     (No. 9225107)

she sounded a lot like Billary.

She listed her past history, at length I will add, trying to make the questioner have less merit with his question. A psychological play with the help of the idiot to her right.

The question was never answered. The Dems do an end around. Use a lot of words and
direct the question behind all of the bla,bla,bla. It could be said she has been
in office too long and has lost the integrety of the law. If it doesn´t fit her beliefs, get out of congress. It´s the people´s law!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/14/2013 2:40:15 PM     (No. 9225120)

Mr. Harvard-educated lawyer dude is doing just fine at his new job. CONGRATULATIONS, Texans! You done good!!!


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Reply 28 - Posted by: manitouman, 3/14/2013 2:41:43 PM     (No. 9225127)

#-17
Cruz merely provided an opportunity for Phynstyn to declare herself, an idiot, and more.

If you´re going to troll, don´t start out "I´m a conservative butt", "I love Rush butt", Yada yada yada. All those catch phrases mean is that you´re trolling, in someone else´s ideological pond, wearing a neon pink suit.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: NRAisFreedom, 3/14/2013 2:42:38 PM     (No. 9225128)

You cannot have a rational discussion about the US Constitution and the BOR with Feinstein. She is an absolute moron! The US Constitution does not matter to her (and ilk).

She is educated! Can´t you see that people? What is the matter with you people...she has skills!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: snapper451, 3/14/2013 2:45:30 PM     (No. 9225133)

Did you catch Little Dick Durbin, at the end, saying that any of our rights can be taken away? Thank goodness for Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul... these folks are fearless. Durbin tried to belittle Senator Cruz by saying he went to law school, the man was a judge and he knows more than the rest of the committee combined about the constitution!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 3/14/2013 2:46:07 PM     (No. 9225137)

Feinstein says she´s been there for 20 years. Does that mean she thinks she owns the place? Term limits ring a bell?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/14/2013 2:49:54 PM     (No. 9225141)

Is that the same Senator Feinstein who complains about the availability of "150 round clips?"

Yeah. I thought so.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/14/2013 2:51:47 PM     (No. 9225146)

P.S. She is generally considered to be the "smarter" of our two Senators.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: WilliamTell, 3/14/2013 2:52:14 PM     (No. 9225147)

It is indeed a sad state of affairs when Fineswine is considered the intellectual heavyweight of the two senators from CA.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: dman, 3/14/2013 2:52:39 PM     (No. 9225149)

I lived in the Bay Area in 1978, when both the Jonestown massacre and Moscone-Milk assassinations occurred within a two week span that tragic November. DiFi rose to prominence in the wake of that, as she demonstrated a reasoned confidence that calmed the populace. Like John McCain, her political capital has been exhausted.

Kudos to Sen. Cruz for speaking truth to power. We are witnessing a genuine changing of the guard.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/14/2013 2:53:09 PM     (No. 9225151)

When SHE felt the need to own a gun for her protection, she went and got one and a cc permit.
2nd amendment for she, but not for thee.


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Reply 37 - Posted by: typhoon, 3/14/2013 3:03:45 PM     (No. 9225169)

Regardless what congress decides, I will not give up any of my firearms without a fight. I would rather die than become a sheep.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 3/14/2013 3:12:20 PM     (No. 9225195)

He did NOT lecture her, he asked her a very reasonable (if not terribly well-phrased) question, or two.

Which she did not directly answer. Indirectly I guess she said, "well guns are different", which they may or may not be, but that does not address the constitutional issues.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 3/14/2013 3:23:30 PM     (No. 9225217)

The standard defense of the First Amendment, is that the answer to offensive speech is not less speech, but more speech. The wise should respond to the foolish and dysfunctional.

This might even be true for "child pornography," at least in the case of offensive *cartoons* depicting sexual abuse of children. Simply expose publicly, via free speech, the people who generate and distribute such garbage. Offensive misuse of media should not justify intrusions on the First Amendment.

The same with so-called "hate speech" which doesn´t directly advocate violations of rights. Answer it with freely expressed, and non-violent, hatred of the haters.

Similarly, the answer to misuse of guns by street thugs (or would-be tyrants) is not fewer guns, or smaller capacity magazines, but more availability of weapons as good as theirs. More guns, less crime (and less tyranny).

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/14/2013 3:23:48 PM     (No. 9225219)

Feinstein missed the total point, and she obviously does NOT (want to) understand the Constitution...´Shall NOT be Infringed´ means just that. If anyone, like she is, tries to put a law in place that DOES Infringe on rights guaranteed in the 2nd Ammendment then is the same as Cruz points out...what other Ammendment is safe from Congressionals Illegal tampering? This is a slipery slope indeed!

The witch not only did not answer the direct question (typical Lib response) but arrogantly dissed Cruz´ question because she knows full well what she is trying to do and does not want to entertain any challenge.

Someone needs a good electoral lesson to get their head right! Don´t expect it from the airheads in Californication.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: olcap, 3/14/2013 3:28:26 PM     (No. 9225228)

She acts like a FIRST grader, and, I would guess, is about as intelligent as a sack of rocks.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 3/14/2013 3:32:34 PM     (No. 9225237)

Feinstein; "I´m old. don´t question me". Me: "Who cares, Ted Cruz got you good".

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mre, 3/14/2013 3:32:38 PM     (No. 9225238)

#26 and #29

I´m not a troll - I´ve been posting here for years - and I´m still a conservative and I still think this makes Ted Cruz look worse, not better, and makes Feinstein look better, not worse.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 3/14/2013 3:35:37 PM     (No. 9225245)

Senator Ted Cruz does it again. Note the facial features and body language of the two protagonists. Cruz calm, unsmiling, with the cool, clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth. Feinstein ("Please don´t call me Ma´am") in high dudgeon (love that term) for merely being challenged by this upstart, freshman, hick Texan (who probably has 93 IQ points over her).

But Diane has seen bullets that "implode" and that has to count for something.

Senator Cruz makes for a wonderful David against all those Goliaths like Hegel, Feinstein, etc., but I do wish that he had more company. One man (even with the backing of Rand Paul and Marco Rubio) cannot do it all.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: artman1746, 3/14/2013 3:37:42 PM     (No. 9225248)

Educated In the public school system and the liberal university system. And been in congress for 20 years. Those are her two qualifications she hangs her hat upon?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 3/14/2013 3:41:30 PM     (No. 9225253)

#´s 17/44: You may´ve been here for years, but your post at #17 marks you as a stranger in a strange land. You may take the rest of the year off.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: lalo, 3/14/2013 3:45:02 PM     (No. 9225261)

#17, Why would you say something like that and not explain? Just sort of shoot & scoot?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: veritas, 3/14/2013 3:49:35 PM     (No. 9225265)

All the hoo-hahing over who "needs" what weapons [tools, that is], over "what´s an ´assault weapon´," is utterly beside the point.

Four simple words, just five syllables, comprise an inviolable barrier: "shall not be infringed."

As Feinstein [among many others in the Senate and House] stands in explicit violation of her oath to support the Constitution, that is, to support and defend "shall not be infringed," she should be expelled immediately. Forfeiture of taxpayer-provided benefits also seems appropriate.

Always, always, always keep the focus and discussion on "shall not be infringed."

Always.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 3/14/2013 3:51:07 PM     (No. 9225267)

Notice that she never did answer the question.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: IRC, 3/14/2013 3:51:29 PM     (No. 9225268)

She said that she´d seen firsthand people who had been shot.

The next question should have been "Were they victims of crime, or criminals shot by victims in self defense?"

(You see where I´m going with this, right?)

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Reply 51 - Posted by: kenecarroll, 3/14/2013 3:59:05 PM     (No. 9225273)

Ted Cruz/ Rand Paul 2016.
You guys need to shake up and spit out ALL the commies in DC. The rest of you Republicans can learn something from these two American Hero Patroits

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Reply 52 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 3/14/2013 3:59:43 PM     (No. 9225276)

Feinstein may be on solid ground in that Obama slipped a provision into a recent piece of "executive legislation", null and voiding Bill of Rights and the Constitution if the circumstances warrant it in his opinion. Learned about that last night. I need to get more info but it is scary to contemplate.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/14/2013 4:34:20 PM     (No. 9225325)

This is one Senator who came to Washington to represent US, which is certainly more than we can honestly say for most of them. It´s high time Republicans quit giving deference to every female Democrat. Feinstein, Pelosi, Hillary are treated like queens and they need to be held accountable ! Cruz is awesome!!!!!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/14/2013 4:48:26 PM     (No. 9225350)

Durbin embarrasses himself by stepping in. There is no justification for passing law in contravention of the Constitution.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/14/2013 4:56:22 PM     (No. 9225361)

Did you notice that Feinstein said absolutely NOTHING?? She said that she has been around a long time. Yes, we know...you are a old fossil that needs to be reburied. She said she is not a 6th grader. But she forgot to acknowledge that she uses the logic of a 6th grader. She equates certain guns with pornography--that is nothing more than fallacious logic. Why not just compare kumquats with carburetors? Makes as much sense!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: kafir091101, 3/14/2013 6:03:50 PM     (No. 9225436)

#17/44:

´Evil men succeed when good men do nothing´.

Sen Cruz understands that.

The bottom line is that upholding the Second Amendment is not a matter of life and death. It´s more important than that!

Just as the SCOTUS ruled against the Constitution on the Individual Mandate, I expect it to rule against the Second Amendment and Assault Weapons (AR15 rifles).

Hence, from my porch, I can see 1775 and 1862 just over the horizon! Can you?

Kafir

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 3/14/2013 7:31:00 PM     (No. 9225542)

What a great man and what a true Senator should be, how very rare. So competent, with just the facts, so calm. If only we had 50 like him! What has happened that a creature the likes of Feinstein could ever be elected a Senator in America?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: hamrman, 3/14/2013 8:34:53 PM     (No. 9225608)

Ted Cruz rendered a technical knock out to the poor excuse for a US Senator Feinstein. Senator Cruz please continue your clean up of the cesspool known as Mordor on the Potomac!

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Reply 59 - Posted by: LadyVet, 3/15/2013 12:24:20 AM     (No. 9225855)

Feinstein revealed herself to be an old geezer(ess) with this exchange, trying to treat an accomplished man in his 40´s as a young whipper snapper. We can tell by looking that she is way past her "use by" date. She sounded rather whiny and defensive.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Hays, 3/15/2013 1:08:52 AM     (No. 9225874)

A senator needs to tell DiFi " it is a tragedy that a mentally ill man killed schoolchildren. If that same disgusting criminal act happened every single day it would take several thousand years for the body count to equal that of murderous and despotic governments against innocent unarmed citizens. Our founders recognized the basic human right of armed self defense. If you do not recognize this right, you are less like Washington, Jefferson, mason, and Franklin, and more like Stalin, hitler, Mao..."

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Reply 61 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 3/15/2013 10:15:58 AM     (No. 9226393)

I´m a little surprised we didn´t hear something like ´WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE´. Frothy emotional appeal seldom suffices! It does try to shift the focus however, and is often effective if unchecked.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: toddh, 3/15/2013 10:50:03 AM     (No. 9226504)

Obviously, Sen. Feinstein is a racist.

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As state Sen. Leland Yee and his codefendants pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of political corruption, gun-running and other crimes financed by payoffs from undercover agents, a lawyer for one defendant accused the FBI of entrapment and racism. "The government created the crime, the government financed the crime, and the government ensnared my client," Tony Serra, lawyer for Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, told reporters after 21 defendants were arraigned in federal court. "We will put the government rightfully on trial." Chow, a Chinatown gang leader, was released from federal prison in 2003 after a racketeering sentence and promised to turn his

EPA´s secret gas chamber
experiments: A deceitful failure
Washington Examiner, by Ron Arnold    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:36:26 PM     Post Reply
A man — we’ll call him “Subject No. 1” — had a clear plastic pipe stuck into his mouth with his lips sealed around it, while the diesel exhaust from a parked truck outside the gas chamber was mixed with particulate matter and pumped straight into his lungs. The pumped mixture level was 135 times the mean diesel truck emissions exposure in the United States. Scientists Andrew Ghio, Jon Sobus, Joachim Pleil and Michael Madden, with laboratory director Wayne Cascio, administered this toxic mix of diesel and particulate matter to 41 people. In all, they gassed 81 subjects with various

Michelle Obama´s ´Let´s Move!´ takes
over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:29:16 PM     Post Reply
Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama´s fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn. “The day´s activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the first lady´s Let´s Move! initiative,” said the White House of their sixth roll, titled “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.” In the past, administrations have given differing themes for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Former President George W. Bush,

Top conservative: 2016 not
Ted Cruz´s turn, favors Mike
Pence-Rand Paul ticket
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:25:30 PM     Post Reply
A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn´t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run. Often called the “funding father” of conservatism for pioneering direct mail fundraising, Richard A. Viguerie believes that the Texas senator is a “game changer” for the movement but that the best way to beat Clinton is with a candidate from outside the beltway. “I don´t think it would be best for the conservative movement for

Latest ObamaCare surprise:
Most won´t be able to buy health
insurance until end of year
Fox News, by Jim Angle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:17:30 PM     Post Reply
There is yet another ObamaCare surprise waiting for consumers: from now until the next open enrollment at the end of this year, most people will simply not be able to buy any health insurance at all, even outside the exchanges. "It´s all closed down. You cannot buy a policy that is a qualified policy for the purpose of the ACA (the Affordable Care Act) until next year on January 1," says John DiVito, president of Flexbenefit which has 2,500 brokers. John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas adds, "People are not going to be able to

White House: Iran´s choice
for U.N. envoy ´not viable´
USA Today, by Oren Dorell & Aamer Madhani    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:13:25 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The White House says it has told Iran it will have to find an different envoy for the United Nations and not one who participated in the 1979 taking of 52 U.S. diplomats in Tehran. "The U.S. government has informed the government of Iran that this potential selection is not viable," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Tuesday. Carney´s statement came a day after the Senate passed a bill to deny a visa to anyone representative of the U.N. "who has been found to have been engaged in espionage activities or a terrorist activity against the United

ACA data leave GOP exposed
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Juan Williams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:03:57 PM     Post Reply
“What a difference a day makes — 24 little hours.” Those lyrics about romance and spring flowers also fit the bill last week for congressional politics and the 2014 midterm elections. Last Tuesday, the White House hit the 7 million-plus mark for enrolling people in the insurance exchanges set up through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was an incredible achievement after the administration wasted two months, a third of the enrollment period, stumbling over a broken website. Public opinion polls last week showed an immediate jump in support for the ACA. President Obama’s approval ratings, which had been at their

Rep. McCarthy pulls Breitbart column
Politico, by Hadas Gold    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 8:52:24 PM     Post Reply
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy has pulled his column from Breitbart News after the site launched a California version with a lewd photoshop image of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. A McCarthy spokesperson told ABC News the images were "inappropriate," while another told the Los Angeles Times that the office "didn´t condone them." “We thought it was the right thing to do to ask for the column to be removed," said Spokesperson Matt Sparks, according to the Los Angeles Times. The brash right-wing conservative news outlet launched its California coverage Monday with an ad campaign featuring a series of image

Schumer: We´ll Have Amnesty in
2014 Thanks to Liberal Republicans
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 8:37:10 PM     Post Reply
Ever the happy warrior of the left, Sen. Chuck Schumer is not giving up on his pipe dream: amnesty for illegal aliens in 2014. Appearing on MSNBC on Monday, Schumer said he thinks it still can happen this year thanks to a group of liberal Republicans—what he thinks is the majority of Republicans—who will stand by silently, letting amnesty pass while voting against it in the end. He called it the “vote-no, pray-yes caucus,” meaning that certain Republicans would publicly claim they are against amnesty, vote against it in the end, but behind the scenes either fight for its passage



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Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep:
‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’

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Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
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Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You

Revealed: Obama´s friend and
civil rights firebrand Rev. Al
Sharpton was a paid FBI informant
who wore wire to trap Genovese,
Gambino family wiseguys

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
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Rev. Al Shaprton, the controversial civil rights leader-turned-broadcaster, was a confidential FBi informant for years and helped the feds put members of the Genovese and Gambino organized crime families behind bars, it was revealed Monday in a sensational exposé. President Barack Obama will speak this week for the second time at the annual meeting of Sharpton´s National Action Network, raising questions about the group´s special treatment. Sharpton´s special relationship with the Justice Department may also explain why his NAN has been allowed to skirt responsibility for $1.9 million in back taxes and penalties it has owed the IRS since 2006

The Color of His Presidency
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New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
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A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way one does when saying something everybody knows but nobody wants to say, “was about a black president.” Both Maher and Kristol carry themselves with a weary cynicism that allows them to

Al Sharpton´s Secret Work
As FBI Informant

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Smoking Gun, by Staff    Original Article
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When friends and family members gathered recently at the White House for a private celebration of Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, one of the invited partygoers was a former paid FBI Mafia informant. That same man attended February’s state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. He was seated with his girlfriend at a table adjacent to President Barack Obama, who is likely unaware that, according to federal agents, his guest once interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families. He even secretly taped some of those wiseguys using a briefcase that FBI technicians outfitted

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25
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Associated Press, by Sylvia Hui    Original Article
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LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England. Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," he said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."




Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

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CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
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A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Millions of Americans aren´t working. Why?
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CNBC, by Allison Linn    Original Article
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Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

House Committee: Possible
Crimes by IRS Official

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Associated Press, by Stephen Ohlemacher    Original Article
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The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency´s tea party controversy. Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency´s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department "for possible criminal prosecution." Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken. Lerner´s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp´s announcement: "One word: Ridiculous." Camp´s committee has been investigating

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
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The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

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Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
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As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

Jeb Bush Talks Approach If
He Runs for President

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New York Times, by PETER BAKER    Original Article
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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he runs for president, one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thinks he could avoid “the vortex of


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