A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Mark Sanford’s Argentine
Love At Victory Celebration

Roll Call, by Neda Semnani

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 4/3/2013 5:56:37 AM

Former South Carolina Gov. and Rep. Mark Sanford continued his comeback from the Appalachian Trail on Tuesday with his onetime mistress, now fiancée, at his side. On Tuesday night, as Sanford was celebrating his victory in South Carolina’s 1st congressional district runoff election for the Republican nomination, María Belén Chapur congratulated him at the watch party, and took her place to his right when he spoke to the crowd. In 2009, Sanford made headlines, and put the final nail in his marriage’s coffin, when he went missing for several days. Aides were stuck telling the press that the then-governor

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 4/3/2013 6:07:19 AM     (No. 9256738)

Funny how Semnani points out Sanford´s fiancée and not his sons, at least three of whom I saw standing with him.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/3/2013 6:49:08 AM     (No. 9256768)

If that reddest of red districts turns blue in this election, I will feel like spitting nails. Ye gods.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 4/3/2013 6:59:53 AM     (No. 9256777)

She is his fiancée.
He and his wife are divorced.
He handled the end of his first marriage badly but so do many people.
Can´t the Republican Party allow for mistakes -and forgiveness?
They are getting married-that should be the end of it.
Clinton assaults and rapes women under his control as Governor and is given a prime speaking spot at the DNC convention on the Republican War on Women.
Enough!


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/3/2013 7:03:19 AM     (No. 9256781)

If I were in that district, I would not have voted for Sanford in the primary. Now that he´s won the primary, even our worst Pubbies are better than the best of the Dems. I hope he wins.

PS - Clinton´s behavior is unrelated and the argument that someone else did it worse is not a defense at all.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/3/2013 7:05:25 AM     (No. 9256784)

while I deplore his ridiculous behavior vis a vis this woman and his marriage vows, my biggest problem with him is that he deserted his office as the chief executive of the state and no one knew where he was nor how to get in touch with him. Not cool. Not cool at all. I don´t trust him because he has proven himself to be untrustworthy.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Janjan, 4/3/2013 7:14:27 AM     (No. 9256798)

It would appear that not all of the lo-fo voters are Democrats. How many voted for him because they had heard of him somewhere?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: doodah, 4/3/2013 7:14:43 AM     (No. 9256799)

Not in that District, however, we had decided to "root" for the other guy. Yet, this morning, sorta glad that Sanford won. He is basically a good conservative Republican who did a bad thing and is being redeemed after much apology and wearing of sackcloth. My poster friend, how is this unlike Bill Clinton, only Bill´s "sins" were much worst?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/3/2013 7:14:46 AM     (No. 9256800)

Correct, #5. Too many people do not realize what Sanford did to SC by abandoning his office and this state, they try to attribute it to whiny Republicans.
It is a shame the 1st congressional district picked Sanford as the best they had to offer.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 4/3/2013 7:16:42 AM     (No. 9256803)

He seems genuinely penitent for going off the rails. Go Mark Sanford. Beat the damn democrat.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: guybee, 4/3/2013 7:27:16 AM     (No. 9256814)

In all of SC there is not one Pubbie who has the virtue and values we admire to take on the Dim?

Retread GOP candidates like Sanford are one of the reasons the GOP has lost stature and elections in this country.

Evidently, we no longer care about doing what is right. All we care about is allowing men like Sanford diss their office and family - and then restore them. Forgiveness does not mean there are no consequences.

What is the consequence for disloyalty, adultery and abandoning your post. In days past, he would have been shot or at least imprisoned. But in SC, he is elected to office.

What is wrong with this picture?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 4/3/2013 7:29:28 AM     (No. 9256817)

Ah what an object lesson is Mr. Sanford. It helps to remember that Republicans can behave every bit as sleazy as the lower-order Democrats. Thanks (probably).

All Clinton had to do was tear-up a little with his mea culpa.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: plumnellie, 4/3/2013 7:35:13 AM     (No. 9256823)

Repubs of SC: This is the best you could do?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Nimby, 4/3/2013 7:35:38 AM     (No. 9256824)

no doubt GOP is flailing

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/3/2013 7:42:40 AM     (No. 9256840)

Disgusting.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 4/3/2013 8:03:37 AM     (No. 9256868)

For more factual information and some supportive viewpoints, see comments at

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=729623

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 4/3/2013 8:05:10 AM     (No. 9256869)

Mark Sanford has no honor. He has no shame. He didn´t just have an affair. He used taxpayer dollars to fund his travel and liaisons. Now he will possibly be back in DC with all the other liars and dishonorable elected officials.
Destroying America. They have no honor. And probably will join the chorus in destroying the real meaning of marriage. He has no respect for the taxpayers in his state, so don´t expect too much.
As for his marriage, it is none of my business.
But his violation of the public trust is.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 4/3/2013 8:09:37 AM     (No. 9256874)

1st Congressional District, South Carolina, how could you?

Remember Sanford´s serial press conferences during which he couldn´t stop crying and confessing his love for his "soulmate in South America?" If your answer is no, get ready because Colbert will be using them ad nauseum. We will all get to hear and see them over and over and over.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 4/3/2013 8:23:01 AM     (No. 9256894)

This guy is creepy. Hope he wins cause I´m sure Stephen Colbert will be campaigning for his sis and we´ve still got the LoFo factor.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: turninggrey, 4/3/2013 8:25:59 AM     (No. 9256896)

Guys and Gals,
This is the real world. The man did wrong, is repentant, and is now the best choice. If you are going to stay home or vote for the other candidate, you are handing Nancy Pelosi another weapon to use against your family. I do not care what you think of Mark, but if you want Obama to have the Senate and the House, you should just keep going negative on Mark´s mistakes. Who among you will (and has lived a life so pure) as to throw the first stone?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: quantumman, 4/3/2013 8:31:33 AM     (No. 9256908)

Jesus´s disciples were recruited from a coterie of sinners. He said those among you who is without sin cast the first stone. Forgiveness and reconciliation is the essence of human relationships throughout history. He is better than any democrat could hope to be during this period in our history.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: justavoter, 4/3/2013 8:53:57 AM     (No. 9256935)

With this kind of thinking/voting in SC then Lindsey Graham does´t have much to worry about.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/3/2013 9:06:00 AM     (No. 9256958)

#5 and #10 you are right.
Republicans recycling old retreads. This is a stone loser and want to reward him with a trip to Washington.
Is this the best the state can do?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Aegedius, 4/3/2013 9:12:16 AM     (No. 9256975)

There aren´t enough saints around to fill all the slots, so sometimes we have to settle for a mere mortal.
Sanford will be a good congressman.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: LZK, 4/3/2013 9:15:02 AM     (No. 9256977)

Sometimes men are so stupid....

How dumb to subject his family to this circus.....

Looks to me like this man needs "validation" from the public (usually because deep down he knows he done wrong) -- never mind his wife´s feelings or the embarassment his sons must feel....

I´d call this selfish. If he loses the seat to the demorat -- he was only thinking of himself -- not South Carolina nor his party....

LZK

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/3/2013 9:49:48 AM     (No. 9257034)

If he loses to the dem, then maybe, just maybe, he´ll go away for good.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: fysammy, 4/3/2013 9:55:27 AM     (No. 9257040)

I agree with #4 98.9% of the time, but the Clinton analogy does hold water,e.g. why can´t conservatives forgive and move on?

I voted for Teddy Turner in the primary, but gladly voted for Sanford yesterday. His oponent next month is Steven Colbert´s sister, a blatent liberal. It could be close

Stay home at your own peril!

PS: Charleston city voted Democrat in the last election, it´s the surrounding area that is Republican and Red.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 4/3/2013 10:15:51 AM     (No. 9257081)

I did not expect someone to exceed Clinton´s conceit in my life time. Sanford is a travesty among men.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: Bison65, 4/3/2013 10:20:13 AM     (No. 9257086)

Republicans have a knack for eating their own. The guy was just tired of living with his spouse. About half of the married men and women in the country do that. At least he divorced his wife and apparently has maintained a relationship with his children. Compare that with the father of the year, Bill Clinton, who assaulted every woman over whom he had control and even raped at least one. Of course he was a slouch when measured against Teddy Kennedy who left one of his women to try clawing her way out of a car submerged in the Chappaquiddick. Kennedy and Clinton then became icons in the Democrat party. Hard to believe...not in this day of moral equivalence.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: msjena, 4/3/2013 10:38:07 AM     (No. 9257123)

Sorry, but I wouldn´t vote for him if I lived in his district. Congressional elections are every two years. Here in Illinois, Chicago voters ousted Dan Rostenkowski because of the criminal probe against him. The Republican was in for two years before he was ousted by---Rod Blagojevich!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 4/3/2013 10:45:51 AM     (No. 9257144)

It´s a national office so I do have an opinion. One, character does matter as we have seen time and time again, although it seems to be convenient to overlook, it usually comes around to kirk us in the end (pun intended). Second, forgiveness never excuses consequences, even when everyone wants it to be so. They just flow out of actions. I agree divorce happens and it usually, if truth be known, is ugly and touches on many lives, so his is no different.
I can accept that to many it is beside the point. I won´t judge him on his love life; that he put it above his office is another matter. How can you trust what he is going to do in a new public office when his action were so untrustworthy in the last high office? Because he said he would do better? Is the bench on the Republican side so lacking that we have to play the Dennis Rodman of politics because we have no one better? That seems to be the conclusion. It makes me feel a little dirty to be called a Repub. regardless how the dems feel about it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/3/2013 10:53:43 AM     (No. 9257169)

...and o cue, the Republican Party Machine trots out a guaranteed loser.

A man so easy to flame and disgrace and kick into the ditch the Fedocrats must be laughing themselves silly.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: tomishere, 4/3/2013 10:56:12 AM     (No. 9257177)

I would love to know the twisted logic the social conservatives used as they voted for him. What bothers me more than what Sanford did is the erasure of shame from our society. By that I don´t mean we sit in self-righteous judgement, but we should have standards for behavior. I don´t hate the guy because he had an affair many men do that, as other posters have pointed out. The problem is he broke the faith with his constituents, and his actions show a lack of emotional stability. Thanks SC for giving us another clown.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: msjena, 4/3/2013 10:59:37 AM     (No. 9257188)

Gosh, he was just "tired of living with his spouse." Was he tired of living with his kids, too?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/3/2013 11:10:13 AM     (No. 9257216)

Sorry for the third post, but the sanctimony is killing me. I repeat, while his behavior regarding his marriage vows disgusts me, I don´t give a flying flip if he left his wife for another woman with regard to government. Just like I didn´t care that Bill Clinton diddled with an intern. DUH that people can be forgiven and start over.

My quibble with Clinton was that a) some of it was in the Oval Office or its environs while he was conducting other business by phone, and 2) he lied under oath. Likewise, my quibble with Sanford is that he left the state for days with no one knowing where he was nor how to get in touch with him. I just have a real problem with that mindset representing me in government.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/3/2013 11:18:46 AM     (No. 9257231)

I´m glad so many of you are perfect, though you lack something in charity. Sanford does not have a history of affairs. He fell in love. Stop being so self righteous.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 36 - Posted by: jorgecito, 4/3/2013 11:25:52 AM     (No. 9257239)

"He handled the end of his first marriage badly but so do many people."

#3, this statement is a sad one, on more than one level, particularly coming as it does from a presumed conservative.

#5 is right - Sanford has proved himself untrustworthy, not only to his "first" wife and children, but to the State of South Carolina. His 2009 news conference, where he gushingly announced that he was breaking his vows because he had found a new "love of my life," was a embarrassment.

If Sanford had a sense of honor (or is that an outmoded value now too?), he would settle down quietly and try to make sure his sons grow up without further damage.

We´ll see how long the "love" of his Argentine "fiancee" lasts. If he wins in November, I´ll give it another, oh, couple of years. If he loses, it´s over.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 37 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 4/3/2013 11:26:57 AM     (No. 9257243)

This was a state issue.

Since Sanford was the best SC GOP could offer, that´s the problem.

John C. Calhoun is wretching in his grave...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 38 - Posted by: Javelin, 4/3/2013 11:33:25 AM     (No. 9257257)

What # 10 said.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 39 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 4/3/2013 11:37:21 AM     (No. 9257265)

FTA: "In 2009.......put the final nail in his marriage’s coffin, when he went missing for several days. Aides were stuck telling the press that the then-governor was hiking the Appalachian Trail."

Sanford not only betrayed the trust of his wife, he drew others into his deceit as well. And the problem is that the Democrats, who are continually accusing Republicans of hypocrisy, will use this against him.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 40 - Posted by: msjena, 4/3/2013 11:42:35 AM     (No. 9257275)

I wouldn´t want someone representing me who could upend his entire life because he "fell in love." And lest anyone forget, we have Barack Obama as President because his original opponent in the Illinois Senate race (who was a very strong candidate) had been involved in a messy divorce.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 41 - Posted by: octrojan, 4/3/2013 11:58:57 AM     (No. 9257310)

"How can we trust him in office," "I wouldn´t want him representing me.."

A little reality check here: you aren´t voting for some guy to "represent" you; you´re voting to decide whether you want Boehner as Speaker, Paul Ryan as the House budget guy, all those committee chairs, having at least a semblance of a check on lefty extremists, weak as that check seems at times...or Nancy Pelosi and an Obama blank check.

Like it or not, that´s our system, so hold your nose, vote for Sanford and then go home and take a shower to get rid of the stench. Don´t be like those that allowed Obama another term because "mittens" wasn´t their ideal.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 42 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 4/3/2013 12:20:59 PM     (No. 9257347)

# 17 is on point.
Setting aside Sanford´s personal failings that he happily aired in public.
Sanford acted like a nut.
He vanished , disappeared,
took a powder , vamoosed.
He abandoned the state ( and his family ) ,
lied about his whereabouts
and surfaced on another continent.
His blubbering press conference will be
replayed over and over and over.
Kiss this seat , Adios.
One seat down, 16 to go until Pelosi regains
the Speakership and
Obama controls not just the Senate, but,
the House for 2 years.
What a horrific thought.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 43 - Posted by: Aegedius, 4/3/2013 1:46:42 PM     (No. 9257564)

#41 is right. A refusal to vote for Sanford is a vote to make Pelosi Speaker. It is also a vote to make Nita Lowrey chairwoman of Appropriations, and Chris Van Hollen chairman of Budget.
Try to read this entire list without becoming ill.
George Miller Chairman -- Education and Workforce
Henry Waxman – Energy and Commerce
Maxine Waters – Financial Services
John Conyers – Judiciary
Edward Markey – Natural Resources
Elijah Cummings – Oversight and Government Reform
Nydia Velazquez – Small Business


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 44 - Posted by: The Slammer, 4/3/2013 1:49:40 PM     (No. 9257576)

It´s incredible reading all the Saints on this thread condemning Mark Sanford. Only Mark Sanford has made a mistake and he should be hanged from the highest tree.

Come on, folks. American is about second chances. Mark Sanford has paid a price and is working on rebuilding his life.

Besides, have you seen his fiancee? What red-blooded American male wouldn´t wander to spend some quality time with her?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 45 - Posted by: sinic, 4/3/2013 1:59:21 PM     (No. 9257596)

So his opposition, who was a carpetbagging lawyer who didn´t even live in the district would have been a better choice? Oh, and remember that point about letting the people who live here decide who and what´s best for our district? In other words, if you live here in the district...feel free to comment. I think Sanfords´ past screwups are not enough to force him into a life of shame. And I´ll take him over a lawyer anyday.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 46 - Posted by: judy, 4/3/2013 2:00:11 PM     (No. 9257600)

SC could have done better than this jerk. What a let down, the man is beyond creepy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 47 - Posted by: the maggster, 4/3/2013 2:02:59 PM     (No. 9257608)

That´s the trouble with American culture today. Nobody loses. This guy disgraced himself, betrayed his family and the people of South Carolina. The way he handled his situation was selfish, immoral and deceitful. So now, after a seemingly safe period of time, he wraps his sins up in a humility blanket and that´s supposed to elicit the forgiveness of South Carolina voters. Mark Sanford´s history is a known quantity yet he is running for elective office and people will vote for him. He has shown his weakness in the past and when push comes to shove he will show it again. Why voters would choose this flawed man to represent South Carolina is a mystery to me.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 48 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/3/2013 3:18:31 PM     (No. 9257756)

Unfortunately Mark Sanford is the caliber of rich wimpy Republican who gives the liberal media the ammunition that they use to make a fool out of him and that causes the Republicans to loose elections. That may not work in south Carolina this time, but it surely has worked in the recent past.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 729654




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"



What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?
CNN, by Leigh Ann Caldwell    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/19/2014 6:31:37 AM     Post Reply
Washington -- When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada ranch to protest what they see as an overreach of the federal government. (Snip)Because of the cheap rent, some, including fellow cattlemen who don´t ranch on public lands, call public land ranchers "welfare ranchers" and have no sympathy for the Western lot. But Griggs said they don´t understand that ranching public land is "not a bargain." "On public lands, you might get kicked off at any moment for a turtle. That´s kind of the deal," he said.

Let’s Keep Zoos
The Federalist, by Rachel Lu    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/19/2014 5:06:58 AM     Post Reply
The year that we were married, my husband and I were given a truly wonderful gift: a honeymoon safari to southern Africa. It was an amazing experience. We now have all the magical memories that one would hope to bring home from a safari: the fresh lion kill, the mother elephant tenderly caressing her baby, the warthog crashing through the undergrowth with a leopard in hot pursuit. I could go on (and on and on), but nothing’s more pretentious than regaling people with tales of your honeymoon safari, so I’ll just reiterate once more: completely fabulous. You meet a lot of

Car thief is forced to pull over and release an infant,
12 months, and a pair of 7-year-old twin boys after they
beat the driver with a toy snake until he let them go
Daily Mail [UK], by Alexander Klausner    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/19/2014 4:10:13 AM     Post Reply
A thief was forced to stop the car he had stolen minutes before and release the children in the back seat after the a pair of 7-year-old twins attacked the driver with a toy snake. The car was taken from the home of Lucia Lozada in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday as the mother of the twin boys and a 1-year-old buckled in the back seat stood just a few feet from the vehicle. The family was preparing to go to church and the children´s father had just run back inside the house to get a baby bottle when a man hopped

Unleashing the Socks of War
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:21:09 AM     Post Reply
President Obama is right. He told Major Garrett of CBS this week that “Mr. Putin’s decisions aren’t just bad for Ukraine. Over the long term, they’re going to be bad for Russia.” I believe that Putin’s adventures in Russia’s “near abroad” are a mistake. Indeed, they are part of a whole tapestry of wrongheadedness. It’s also bad for the Kremlin to crush dissent, censor the news, and hobble the economy by handing it over to oligarchs and a kleptocratic bureaucracy. Putin’s scapegoating and demonizing of gays isn’t only morally wrong, it’s not in Russia’s long-term interests either. That Putin prefers to

Bevin tries to put MIT flap behind him
The Hill [DC], by Alexander Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:17:06 AM     Post Reply
Matt Bevin, who is running against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky GOP primary, has come out with a new ad defending his claimed affiliation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bevin tries to sidestep the MIT controversy in his latest ad by claiming that he never portrayed himself as a graduate of the prestigious school. “I’m a small-business owner, I’ve not had a resume in over 20 years. I’ve never claimed on a resume or to anyone ever that I’m a graduate of MIT. This is a lie made up by Mitch McConnell to distract you from

Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’
Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
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

The Private Lives of Public Bathrooms
Atlantic, by Julie Beck    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/17/2014 10:55:52 AM     Post Reply
When Oprah Winfrey served on a Chicago jury in 2004, she couldn’t go to the bathroom attached to the jury room unless her fellow jurors sang to drown out the noise. One of the songs they sang was Kumbaya. When Alexis Sanchez used the bathroom in her college dorm, she brought her iPod with her. “I would blast it,” she says. “I would play ´D. A. N. C. E.´ by Justice, and some Maroon 5 song. That was my poop playlist. It had to be a ritual or else I would focus too much on if there were other girls

Fox News Poll: Christie, Bush and Paul
are top GOP picks -- today -- for 2016
Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/17/2014 10:53:41 AM     Post Reply
Yes, it’s a bit early to talk about the 2016 election. It’s just too much fun not to do it. You’re welcome. With about 20 months to go before the Iowa precinct caucuses, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul lead the pack for the Republican presidential nomination. Meanwhile, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton continues to hold a huge lead among Democrats, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Three possible GOP candidates capture double-digit support among self-identified Republicans: Christie receives 15 percent, which puts him just ahead of Bush and

Prominent Local Church Leader
Responds to Sex Allegations
WOAI [San Antonio, TX], by Jim Forsyth    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/17/2014 10:24:19 AM     Post Reply
Long time home schooling leader and former Boerne church official Doug Phillips is fighting back today against allegations raised by his former nanny that he ´groomed her to be his sex object.´ "This more seems like an attempt to kill a Christian movement than it does just as an attack against Doug Phillips," Jason Jakob, who is Phillips´ attorney, tells 1200 WOAI´s Michael Board. The plaintiff, Lourdes Torres, claims in her lawsuit that Phillips forced her into a relationship which featured frequent sexual assault, imprisonment, and participation in deviant sexual activity. As part of the lawsuit, Torres claims that Phillips told her

Landrieu faces her toughest
political storm to stay in Senate
CNN, by Halimah Abdullah    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/17/2014 7:24:31 AM     Post Reply
Washington -- Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is in the middle of a storm. She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat´s vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state. On the left, she is trying to avoid being pulled down by the undertow of a president whose decline in approval ratings and controversial health care reform law might not play well with her state´s conservative sensibilities. She´s been buffeted by rough re-election fights before, and in previous successful bids for the state legislature, state treasurer´s office and eventually

Minnesota cult leader charged
with 59 counts of sexual abuse
New York Daily News, by Deborah Hastings    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/17/2014 5:40:24 AM     Post Reply
A minister who dressed like Jesus and presided over virgins he called the "maidens" faces 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving underage girls he allegedly abused for years at a Minnesota religious camp. Fugitive Victor Arden Barnard, 52, is believed to be somewhere near Seattle or Tacoma, authorities said. A nationwide warrant has been issued for his arrest. The self-proclaimed "messiah" ran a compound in Minnesota´s northern Pine County, where ministered to a group of women and girls he referred to as "maidens." For several years, he routinely abused two girls sent to live with him at the ages of 12 and

After Seeing This Republican’s Smackdown
of Obama’s Poor Leadership,
You’re Going to Want More of It
Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/17/2014 5:35:02 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday morning to discuss immigration. Following their conversation, Cantor issued a statement. THIS is what we need to hear more of from our Republican representatives: “Today, President Obama called me to discuss his desire for comprehensive immigration reform. The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together. After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

54 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
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´

45 replie(s)
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
44 replie(s)
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

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

44 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
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

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

43 replie(s)
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

Living in the New York Times World
37 replie(s)
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

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

31 replie(s)
New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
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

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

30 replie(s)
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

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

30 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

28 replie(s)
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.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

28 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
27 replie(s)
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?


Post Reply   Close thread 729654





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS