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CNN´s Not the Only One Peddling
Sympathy for the Steubenville Rapists

Atlantic, by Adam Clark Estes

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/18/2013 5:39:24 AM

As expected, the Internet lit up after the judge announced the guilty verdict in the Steubenville rape trial. As expected, some reactions were just awful. Unexpectedly, one of them came from CNN. Candy Crowley probably didn´t mean to steal the spotlight on Sunday afternoon, when she reported on the breaking news from the Steubenville courtroom where Trent Mays and Ma´lik Richmond had just been found guilty. After the verdict came in, the CNN anchor turned to correspondent Poppy Harlow, who expressed some strange mixture of emotions. "Incredibly difficult, even for an outsider like me,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 3/18/2013 6:08:15 AM     (No. 9230423)

This article really cleaned up the details of what was done. You might want to refer here for a clearer picture:
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/highschool--first-day-of-steubenville-rape-trial-focuses-on-key-photo-034736500.html

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/18/2013 6:41:32 AM     (No. 9230435)

Good heavens. There is nothing too crass or two vile for these people to find sympathy with.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: reilly, 3/18/2013 6:58:48 AM     (No. 9230453)


The image of Candy would stop rape in its tracks.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Janjan, 3/18/2013 7:02:32 AM     (No. 9230457)

These two hoodlums are exactly where they belong and their parents and the football coach should be in the next cell.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: toodles3956, 3/18/2013 7:07:05 AM     (No. 9230464)

I sure hope there are a ton of cellphones confiscated in Steubenville by all the parents! According to the judges ruling, it is still possible these boys may serve the full term until they are 21. It´s up to how they behave and those reports will be given to the judge at intervals. At first I thought they should be tried as adults but after thinking about it, I didn´t know digital penetration was considered rape and I doubt the boys did either. The judges sentence was 1-5. Having said that, I do hope they wind up getting the full sentence. I also hope the parents of the young woman rid their home of alcohol, internet and cell phones. Then keep her in her bedroom, other than school, till she turns 21.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: beca, 3/18/2013 7:17:13 AM     (No. 9230474)

it is called stupidville .......gives a pretty good image of the place

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 3/18/2013 7:27:05 AM     (No. 9230486)

Up here in my small town in MA, we had two seniors in high school rape a freshman girl. One of them held on to her in the condo while the other one went to the store to get cleaning products to tidy up. They stripped her, showered her, re-dressed her, cleaned the place up, drove away and dumped her, barefoot on a back road. The case went to trial, they admitted what they had done, were given a tap on the wrist, the judge didn´t want them on the sex offender list because they were such good guys. The girl´s life was destroyed, the town turned on the family and made the younger siblings miserable. And this all happened in modern day 2001! Hope the victim in Ohio fares better than the girl here did. And this is almost a 100% liberal town.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KTWO, 3/18/2013 7:40:10 AM     (No. 9230498)

I don´t see what other verdict was possible. The evidence seemed more than sufficient. .

Teens, drinks, unsupervised, little or no moral instruction, etc. Mix those well and you will get the same disasters almost anywhere.

The video lets each of us assess Candy and Poppy - great pair of names - separately. Too weepy for me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FunOne, 3/18/2013 7:42:15 AM     (No. 9230503)

CNN and Candy Crowley are willing accompanists as Obama rapes all of us.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/18/2013 7:42:31 AM     (No. 9230504)

Kids today are subjected to so much rot,
and it appears parents do not have the where with all to teach them right from wrong right from toddlerhood.
Church and school are failing.
Hollywood and peer pressure reign supreme.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rod reese, 3/18/2013 7:54:48 AM     (No. 9230521)

Rape should be treated the same as murder. If convicted of rape the perpetrator(s) should be executed.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LouD, 3/18/2013 7:55:23 AM     (No. 9230522)

I have no sympathy for the boys at all. They didn´t get what they really deserved. But the liberals are all for the boys, whereas consrvatives would like to see them serve the full sentence. And, Ms Crowly, this just shows that it is the liberals waging a war on women when they sympathize with rapists.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 3/18/2013 7:55:43 AM     (No. 9230524)

Apparently Candy doesn´t think it was rape-rape...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 3/18/2013 8:02:55 AM     (No. 9230534)

All this from a "respected, objective journalist" that moderated a Presidential debate

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 3/18/2013 8:04:33 AM     (No. 9230537)

She asked for it, right Candy? I´s all the woman´s fault, right Candy? ...Candy?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pindarjr, 3/18/2013 8:08:08 AM     (No. 9230542)

In a culture that prizes its entertainments over justice, a few rapes or molestations or other bits of violence done by our sports and film and music "stars" is small price to pay for all the joy they bring into our otherwise drab lives. We routinely conceal such behavior or, when that´s not possible, afford the perps every benefit of the doubt and every opportunity to atone to insure they can return to their respective fields as soon as possible. Are we really surprised that a couple of lionized HS thugs feel its their due to rape an inebriated girl in a society where a Michael Jackson is allowed to pay off the parents of his play dates or when Penn State officials decide to protect their football program by concealing their own resident pedophile? And are we truly surprised when our "star" media commentators show sympathy for and enable other elites? The only surprising thing about this current case is that these two young thugs were caught and some small justice has been exacted.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: kayworthy, 3/18/2013 8:16:45 AM     (No. 9230557)

It´s our bodies and we can do what we want, even rape while we´re unconscious. S/O

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cartcart, 3/18/2013 8:23:08 AM     (No. 9230571)

Hopefully, others is Stupidville will learn the valuable lessons. I know that life´s best lessons are learned while watching others crash their lives against the cliffs of bad choices. Candy ought to be ashamed of herself. Bethesda boys got off easy.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 3/18/2013 8:24:12 AM     (No. 9230575)

There is sympathy for the rapists for ONE reason, and it ain´t the white honor student. It´s white guilt for the one named Ma´lik.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Judge, 3/18/2013 8:30:27 AM     (No. 9230591)

Now if they both were white.......

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Reply 21 - Posted by: tappin52, 3/18/2013 8:30:33 AM     (No. 9230593)

I did watch the video of Ma´lik´s father apologizing the girl´s family. It was a tough thing for a father to have to do, but at least he did it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: squid, 3/18/2013 8:36:09 AM     (No. 9230603)

Hey, remember that feminists essentially told us back in 1999, rapists should be punished unless they are "Our Rapists" (meaning liberal supporters).

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/18/2013 8:36:13 AM     (No. 9230604)

Our local PBS was doing a fundraiser last night, showing the folk rock groups from the 1960s and 1970s. One of the songs was Age of Destruction.
Songs like that helped to lay the foundation for the grandchildren of those youngsters of the 1960s to behave the way they did, in my opinion. Permissiveness prevails.
(Aristotle, when talking about music, which to him included literature, said that a change in music leads to a deterioration of society. The rap music of today sort of confirms that.)

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 3/18/2013 8:53:41 AM     (No. 9230638)

Watermelon head Candy Crowley would ask the question, was it rape or rape/rape or ´poking fun´ all that sort of liberal thinking?
I have one thing to ask Candy with popcorn for brains, if you had a daughter and this happened to her would you think differently? Victims should never be scrutinized when the truth is presented against the perps.
I don´t care what grades they make in school or if they are the quiet neighbor next door rape and murder has no face and knows no age.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Adam, 3/18/2013 9:14:24 AM     (No. 9230665)

these msm liberals have more sympathy for the guilty rapists in steubenville than they had for the innocent duke lacrosse players. now, why would that be?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: jackie, 3/18/2013 9:23:18 AM     (No. 9230689)

I wonder how Candy felt when they dropped the charges against the Duke students? I can imagine. a black girl was the so called victim... I agree with another poster..had it been 2 white boys..nothing but praise for the verdict would have come out of CNN´s news readers mouths.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 3/18/2013 9:28:14 AM     (No. 9230698)

OT - What is digital rape? Is that like virtual rape?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 3/18/2013 9:34:07 AM     (No. 9230709)

Thank you, Adam, #25; you took the words out of my mouth. And remember the daily, vituperative accusations hurled at the Duke athletes by Nancy Grace and Wendy Murphy based on nothing race of the players and the accuser. Not to mention the revs Jackson and Sharpton ready to lynch the boys and start a riot. NEVER a peep of an apology from any of them once the facts came out. Despicable, but not surprising.

Also, wasn´t this poor, misguided Steubenville girl vomiting all over herself just like the Colorado rep (?) suggested to avoid being raped? Lotta good that did her!!

I guess rape, like everything else now, is a partisan issue. We have to wait to see who the raper and rapee are before we pass judgment.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: LZK, 3/18/2013 9:42:02 AM     (No. 9230721)

Really wasn´t paying attention to this trial and came in on the tail/end of the decision....

I think ALL parties are guilty.....

Where the h@ll were the girl´s parents monitoring her whereabouts that night? Why would two success/oriented students "endanger" their futures? (maybe not so smart after all -- eh?)

AND the crowley/crow -- isn´t a journalist. She´s a cow!!

LZK

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Reply 30 - Posted by: dadofboys, 3/18/2013 9:46:06 AM     (No. 9230726)

Come on now guys, this was just like a "garden variety" slap across the face- Joe Biden

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Reply 31 - Posted by: berthabutt, 3/18/2013 9:49:04 AM     (No. 9230730)

Good Lord! Did any of these kids not have a sister or friend that this would horrify them to see? Another story of the two Americas. Its crime if it happens at a drunken mess at a small town party, but as the storyline for the garbage weekly shows that our kids are fed as ´family friendly´ fare or graphics in the latest rap video, then it brings a ratings bump. More life imitating art [blech] from the permissive low-info America.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Paglia guy, 3/18/2013 9:49:32 AM     (No. 9230731)

Hey Candy, just think about how many fewer concussions these boys will inflict, and receive, if they don´t get to play football!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Howard Adams, 3/18/2013 10:26:11 AM     (No. 9230804)

It´s all Bush´s fault!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: sanddollar, 3/18/2013 10:26:54 AM     (No. 9230806)

#27 What do you mean what is digital rape is it like virtual rape? Look up the definition of digital and then you can figure it out.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/18/2013 11:07:25 AM     (No. 9230889)

Interesting new technique from the MSM - whipsaw your audience

Duke lacrosse players absolutely guilty of rape.

Steubenville players should get a pass ...

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Alibi Inn, 3/18/2013 11:17:21 AM     (No. 9230914)

#27. Your fingers are known as "digits".

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Reply 37 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 3/18/2013 11:33:39 AM     (No. 9230961)

It´s the Menendez Brothers all over again. Gee, wasn´t it sad that those two boys were now orphans? Never mind that they´re now orphans because they murdered their parents! Now here are two youths who ruined their futures because of their own irresponsible actions. But let´s not blame them for that, let´s just cry over the fact that they´re now never going to become NFL multi-millionaires. Seriously, there are some incredibly warped people in the news media. Is it anyone the public is abandoning them?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: ocho reales, 3/18/2013 11:43:05 AM     (No. 9230996)

The gift that will keep on giving is that they will have to register as convicted sex offenders for the rest of their life. They can kiss any promising future good bye with that hanging over them.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: brianod1, 3/18/2013 11:50:10 AM     (No. 9231017)

If President Obama had sons, they would look like Trent Mays and Ma´lik Richmond. [Fair is fair.]

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Reply 40 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 3/18/2013 11:50:40 AM     (No. 9231018)

"Ex-girlfriend´s death dashes gridiron hopes" is my favorite headline of all time. It´s from the Valley Times (CA Bay Area) back in November 1998. You can guess the rest.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: strike3, 3/18/2013 12:23:33 PM     (No. 9231099)

It doesn´t matter if the rapists were young, good-looking, talented athletes or some grizzled old bums in an alley. Rape is rape. They ruined their own futures and have nobody else to blame.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: JAN, 3/18/2013 12:35:32 PM     (No. 9231120)

#29 wasn´t paying attention but just knows the girl is guilty too.



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Reply 43 - Posted by: Hazymac, 3/18/2013 1:02:24 PM     (No. 9231167)

Someone above writes: "I think ALL parties are guilty....."

That´s a horrifying sentiment. No matter how drunk the girl managed to get herself, she didn´t deserve to be violated, raped, and have the involuntary (on her part) criminal encounter, which was a crime of violence, spread all over the Web. The two boys who did the dastardly crime deserve to have their lives ruined. I have no sympathy for them, although I am sorry for their parents.

When I was a freshman in college I encountered a semiconscious (from alcohol consumption) girl on the ground in a dark field behind several dormitories. A couple of guys were starting to take her clothes off when I separated them from her (they were not pleased at my interference) and tried to find out where her room was. After a few minutes one of her girlfriends heard my calls, happened past, and recognized her. I carried her to her room about a quarter mile away where her roommate could look after her or, if necessary, call for an ambulance. After a night of puking she recovered from the drinking bout and became a friend of mine. Chivalry may be declining, but it ain´t dead.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Phosphene, 3/18/2013 1:12:14 PM     (No. 9231190)

Breitbart news (which has fallen into the realm of total weirdness) also had a contributor that victim blamed, minimized the rape, and defended the rapists. He bizarrely reasoned that the attack on Steubenville was an attack on ´football culture´ and, in turn, American values. That sort of thinking is what allowed Sandusky to terrorize children at Penn State. Defending rape is disgusting. Adults glorifying 16 high school football players is disgusting. I hope they all rot.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Phosphene, 3/18/2013 1:13:23 PM     (No. 9231194)

*16 year old players (as though they were NFL greats)

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/18/2013 1:59:04 PM     (No. 9231282)

Somehow musta missed Porky´s performance.

Since it´s clear to anyone with at least half a brain that the perps are guilty,
Portly Porky should be ashamed, but doesn´t know what that is.

My usual putdown...
if she´d married look-alike comic Jon Candy...
today she´d be called Candy Candy.
I´m starting to enjoy Portly Porky even better, though. It´s growing on me.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/18/2013 2:03:28 PM     (No. 9231293)

#43, just saw yours after skipping the more recent posts when coming back to post mine.

Good going by you, and there should be more people like you!



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Reply 48 - Posted by: larryp, 3/18/2013 2:13:18 PM     (No. 9231330)

Gad Where are peoples´s feelingsm where are their respective emotional quotients. This was a human being-the victim.she should have had a cab called for her.
This generation is a hard generation-n feelings at all.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: msjena, 3/18/2013 3:28:29 PM     (No. 9231468)

They were charged as juveniles! They got off easy. In a world that wasn´t upside down, the media would be questioning whether it´s right they they will get out at age 21 and, I believe, not have a criminal record.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Hermoine, 3/18/2013 4:29:28 PM     (No. 9231565)

So, I wonder if Whoopi Goldberg will share with us that this isn´t that big of deal b/c this happens all the time in black culture? For those of you who don´t recall, that was her defense of Michael Vick during the dog-fighting trial.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: motorcycleboy, 3/18/2013 4:39:44 PM     (No. 9231582)

It´s just the tip of the iceberg of corruption in Steubenville.

For once, the Anonymous hackers have done something good.

http://www.localleaks.me/localleaks/steubenvillefiles/index.html


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Reply 52 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/18/2013 6:41:12 PM     (No. 9231740)

Seems to me that they´ll fit right in with the NFL.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 3/18/2013 9:08:30 PM     (No. 9231974)

And after these two get done serving theirjuvie jail time they need to be taken to prison to serve some real-man time...perhaps evena taste of their own medi...never mind.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 3/18/2013 9:15:39 PM     (No. 9231985)

in re #43, good for you, buddie. Good one.

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Timing is everything in politics and the latest Fox News poll suggests the timing of the 2014 midterm election could not be worse for President Obama and his fellow Democrats. With public approval of Congress in the single digits, senators and representatives in both parties may face the most challenging political environment of their careers. But the Fox survey makes clear that things aren´t breaking well for Obama, either, and his popularity rating may be the most important factor in determining how Democrats fare in November. Presidents have been unpopular before. Harry Truman´s approval rating sank to 23 percent at

Smearing our heroes
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 4:16:39 AM     Post Reply
Returning home from service in a war is never easy, and it is all the harder when veterans are maligned as dangerous time bombs. U.S. vets are a sweepingly broad group. It is surely fair to say that on the whole they have displayed a greater proclivity to national service than many of their fellow Americans. But beyond that, generalizations become dicey fast. (Snip)So it is now with the fury generated by a New York Times Op-Ed that was headlined, “Veterans and White Supremacy,” and that was illustrated by a drawing of soldiers saluting in silhouette — except one instead

Hillary’s glass jaw
Fox News, by Christian Whiton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 4:04:29 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton and her friends in the media have been testing messages for her expected presidential campaign. The case for her will be built on four pillars: that allegations of her corruption are unfair; that she is highly accomplished; that she is above partisanship; and that she is a woman. The first three are dubious and the fourth will matter less than you may think. Do you remember Webb Hubbell, the McDougals, the missing Rose Law firm billing records, Travelgate, or Hillary’s surprise acumen at high-risk commodities trading? Super PACs and other groups will remind voters of all of these case

Advice to Democrats: Don´t say ´recovery´
Associated Press, by David Espo    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 10:15:20 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don´t talk about the economic recovery. It´s a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn´t convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face." In addition, Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven´t worked. Coincidentally or not,



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Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
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The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

White House blames fox for
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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
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The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

In a Hole, Golf Considers
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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight


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