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Why Obama´s ´Best-Looking Attorney
General´ Comment Was a Gaffe

The Atlantic, by Garance Franke-Ruta

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Posted By:Oblio, 4/6/2013 6:51:15 AM

President Obama´s biggest gaffe yesterday when speaking of California Attorney General Kamala Harris was not in flirtatiously complimenting her as "the best-looking attorney general," but in introducing an observation from the system of beauty into a forum that was about the system of power.What´s that, you say? Irin Carmon does a great job in Salon in laying out the bounds of propriety for when it´s appropriate to talk about a woman´s looks as a general matter. But I´ve long felt we lack a solid theoretical underpinning for easily discussing these issues, and why precisely it is that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 4/6/2013 7:00:22 AM     (No. 9262222)

It is sexist to notice the beauty of attractive women, but it is racist to criticize Barack Obama. How confusing it must be to be a Democrat, unable to think even the simplest of thoughts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/6/2013 7:00:38 AM     (No. 9262223)

I have no use for the president, but I think this kerfuffle is empty of content. He was teasing, it wasn´t in a work environment, she didn´t seem offended at all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: suncitypro, 4/6/2013 7:07:29 AM     (No. 9262227)

We are all just lucky it was a Republican POTUS who said it--we would still be hearing and reading it in the MSM. No big deal coming for Zippy. Most of his advisers are probably glad he noticed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suncitypro, 4/6/2013 7:09:02 AM     (No. 9262228)

My bad--I meant to say-We are lucky it wasn´t a Republican POTUS who said it--you get the point, and so do they.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Crosscut, 4/6/2013 7:09:26 AM     (No. 9262230)

It´s obvious Obama has poor taste in women.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: franq, 4/6/2013 7:12:59 AM     (No. 9262232)

I agree with #3. It was a gaffe because of the double standard. NOW would have been all over a Pub.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jinx, 4/6/2013 7:18:58 AM     (No. 9262238)

I´ve been told that women voted for Obama because of his looks. Good looks are powerful.. If Obama had been fat and homely, women would not have supported him like they did. Michelle has personal makeup artists, etc. to make sure she looks good. I don´t see a thing wrong with what he said. She was probably thrilled that he had noticed. Not so much Michelle. Our culture is stuck on stupid and looks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/6/2013 7:26:45 AM     (No. 9262243)

It is Harris´ brand of extreme left wing politics that is destroying California and making millions lose their livelihood, homes and future prospects, That is ugly enough.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mazeman, 4/6/2013 7:27:16 AM     (No. 9262246)

It´s something your uncle Joe might say, and be totally innocent, but the president is supposed to have a little more class.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Quisp, 4/6/2013 7:50:32 AM     (No. 9262273)

Of all the ridiculous and/or offensive things Obama has said during his presidency, the left picks this to clutch pearls over. Now they can claim to criticize their hero when he´s crossed the line. See, they´re not just sheep! At first I was amused at all the outrage but the more i think about how misplaced and staged it is the angrier I get - at the sycophants, not at Obama. He´s always been a classless idiot, too narcissistic to have any real social skills.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: EnsignO, 4/6/2013 7:52:23 AM     (No. 9262274)

Actually, I think it´s a plus for Zippy and not a gaffe - if he had said the same thing about a male Attorney General, that would be sort of a confirmation of the suspicion that he is gay. Compared to Reggie Love, Harris is a lot easier on the eyes

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Reply 12 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 4/6/2013 8:02:49 AM     (No. 9262284)

The comment would have been much more appropriate if the AG would have been a guy

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Reply 13 - Posted by: novakid, 4/6/2013 8:05:28 AM     (No. 9262285)

Do we really think that 0bama like girls?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cobieone, 4/6/2013 8:15:22 AM     (No. 9262304)

#2, I agree. But as we always say, if this comment came from a Republican...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: arkfamily, 4/6/2013 8:17:28 AM     (No. 9262307)

I understand where the comments are coming from that they are just a gaffe and he was just kidding but there are average American citizens who have been fired from jobs because they´ve said something "offensive" and given the situation I´m thinking of this person said considerably less.

I´m getting frustrated that in everyday life we have to be very careful and this President gets a pass.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 4/6/2013 8:37:06 AM     (No. 9262333)

#7, if women voted for Obama because of his "good looks", they must all be visually impaired.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: papasparky, 4/6/2013 8:38:23 AM     (No. 9262335)

Is Obama experiencing a mid-life crisis where his hetero genes have overpowered his homo genes?

This could be great fodder for the checkout lane tabloids.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 4/6/2013 8:41:31 AM     (No. 9262343)

He probably thought he needed to "man-up" since he missed 20 of 22 basketball shots the other day. Bur´s Law - Only whites are racist and only Republicans make gaffes.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 4/6/2013 8:43:16 AM     (No. 9262346)

Now Obama has got two women mad at him. Moochelle, "the busy single Mom" and Reggie Love who Obama always said was the prettiest girl in the room.

On second thought there has never really been any proof offered that Moochelle is really a woman.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/6/2013 8:51:09 AM     (No. 9262357)

I am so outraged and offended by his "I am not a dictator" comments, but no apology was forthcoming. Since the cowardly press adores a dictator guess this one went right over their Leftist heads.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Boston Tea Party, 4/6/2013 8:54:09 AM     (No. 9262361)

Garance Franke-Ruta? Where do they find these hacks?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LesGummint, 4/6/2013 8:58:49 AM     (No. 9262370)

Class is the word, #9. None here. None from beginning to end.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: altura81, 4/6/2013 9:02:19 AM     (No. 9262378)

It only irritated me because it was Obama. He was just trying to be funny and folksy and he doesn´t do either well.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: strike3, 4/6/2013 9:03:10 AM     (No. 9262380)

Barry has also stated that he thought Debbie Wasserman Schultz was "kind of cute." His credibility went out the window right there.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Adam, 4/6/2013 9:06:07 AM     (No. 9262389)

so I have to go read and absorb some cockamamie theory about "systems of this and systems of that" by some broad in the Atlantic in order to know when to tell some chick she looks hot or not. Pound sand Miss Feminist. I had to watch my p´s and q´s about "sexist this and racist that" my whole life and I´m fed up and don´t give a hoot that Obama said this or if you or anyone else claimed to be offended. Anyone who was offended by this is neurotic just as anyone offended by Romney´s "binders of women" is neurotic. Go torment your husband and quit tormenting me!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/6/2013 9:08:51 AM     (No. 9262393)

Kamala Harris is lucky it was the squirrel pawed, effeminate Barry Sotoro that is president because if it were Bill Clinton he would have raped her and told her to "put some ice on it".

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Arby, 4/6/2013 9:13:03 AM     (No. 9262400)

Cut him some slack. If you had to listen to Moochelle harp at you all day, you´d think Janet Reno was a babe.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: farmwife, 4/6/2013 9:42:46 AM     (No. 9262455)

Oh for heaven´s sake! Who cares! The man is ruining the country!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: fireboy, 4/6/2013 9:42:54 AM     (No. 9262456)

#9 nails it. The comment isn´t a big deal, but what it reveals about Obama is. Just like referring to Sen. Inouye as Danny at his funeral service, this president has no respect for anybody else´s achievements.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Iamfree, 4/6/2013 9:47:24 AM     (No. 9262466)

#9 and #22 hit the nail on the head. It´s called decorum, and it´s something we used to expect from our Presidents. I guess the best we can expect from this President is that when he puts his feet up on the Resolute desk in the Oval Office, he won´t be wearing golf cleats or smelly basketball sneakers.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: scott5js, 4/6/2013 9:49:13 AM     (No. 9262472)

Tempest in a teapot.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 4/6/2013 9:52:09 AM     (No. 9262478)

He said that only because she **appears** to be half black, like himself.

In fact, she looks somewhat LIKE him.

(But, she IS much MUCH prettier than that ´´single mother´´ First Sasquatch he lives with! His WINO.... wife in name only.)

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Reply 33 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 4/6/2013 10:05:31 AM     (No. 9262498)

Ooh, #27; that ws deliciously cold!


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Reply 34 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 4/6/2013 10:09:34 AM     (No. 9262507)

OK, I went back and re-read the article. Cut to the chase the author essentially acknowledges that it is sexual harassment if the subject of the comment is offended.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/6/2013 10:15:39 AM     (No. 9262522)

If you´re a Democrat you are a racist, homphobic, misogynist.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: disasterman, 4/6/2013 10:16:48 AM     (No. 9262525)

It was not only a gaffe, but he was just dead wrong on top of that. Our AG in Florida, Pam Bondi, is far more attractive, but a Republican, so she doesn´t count.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 4/6/2013 10:26:42 AM     (No. 9262548)

Aaah! To be a fly on the wall when Moochelle got the news.
Well, on second thought, she probably isn´t worried. She know his preferences.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: coldoc, 4/6/2013 10:27:45 AM     (No. 9262550)

Forgive him his predilection to wander. His wife is a single mom.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Salt5792, 4/6/2013 10:30:20 AM     (No. 9262556)

Actually Nikki Haley is better looking than Kamala Harris. Why didn´t BO comment about her???

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 4/6/2013 10:39:27 AM     (No. 9262576)

In principle I´m with #2--but if a Republican said the same thing, he would he hounded out of office over it--or at least such would be attempted. So I´m glad for every little bit of anemic criticism 0 will get outta this.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: rmagnus, 4/6/2013 10:39:48 AM     (No. 9262577)

It is a rare thing to be on the close presence of any president. You would hope that your accomplishments would over shadow your looks during such an encounter. I don´t think Paul Newman would want to be singled out for his blue eyes or Sophia Loren for her great curves when getting a chance to be the object of the presidents attention. It is demeaning.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: msjena, 4/6/2013 10:49:26 AM     (No. 9262588)

Compliments on my appearance are always appreciated!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mulhaven, 4/6/2013 11:04:32 AM     (No. 9262613)

What´s this? "Best looking attorney general" from the ugliest president??

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Reply 44 - Posted by: xiphos, 4/6/2013 11:22:14 AM     (No. 9262636)

I guess if one would have to wake up in the morning next to a gargoyle, ´the gecko´ would look good.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/6/2013 11:26:51 AM     (No. 9262651)

Can you imagine the media response if G.W. Bush had made the same remarks concerning a lady?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 4/6/2013 11:34:48 AM     (No. 9262667)

what an idiot! anyone with a clue knows Florida´s attorney general is the hottest one in the country.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Bondi

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Reply 47 - Posted by: navybrat, 4/6/2013 12:04:52 PM     (No. 9262711)

A Republican is criticized for taking a drink of water, but dems get a pass.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: rambo77, 4/6/2013 12:18:51 PM     (No. 9262731)

Upon doing a little research, the best part was that she was Willie Brown´s former squeeze...SF mayor.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 4/6/2013 12:32:40 PM     (No. 9262755)

If a Republican had said it the media would scream rape loud enough to be heard all over the world and then start peeing, defecating and vomiting incessantly all over him.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 4/6/2013 1:07:35 PM     (No. 9262795)

Obama´s gaffe reinforced that he has never held a real job.
If he had done this in any kind of corporate or professional setting he would have been hauled down to HR.
Many businesses today , on the advice of their lawyers and legal departments , require their employees to attend training courses on sexual harassment .
Many companies now have Compliance Officers.
Businesses take this stuff veeeery seriously because of the potential for costly lawsuits.
Imagine a supermarket manager at a gathering singling out a female employee and describing her as " the best looking checker, by far ."
Obama brought a woman´s physical looks
into her job performance.
He didn´t just say she was good looking in a private setting.
He said she was the best looking Attorney General.. by far.
Not just the best looking AG , but, the " by far " comment insults all the other female AGs.
Maybe he has brackets , like his NCAA picks ,
where he rates various women ( and men ) depending on their physical looks.
I don´t remember him ever describing Michelle as the best looking First Lady....
I think Obama overreacted to more and more people becoming aware of his obvious relationship with Reggie Love ,
so he blurts out this inappropriate remark
to try and bolster his male bona fides.






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Reply 51 - Posted by: 66trooper99, 4/6/2013 2:01:55 PM     (No. 9262854)

Akin to the "binders" comment by Romney, but Obama was only "JK" and meant no harm, of course. Hypocrisy thy name is media.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: M Stuart, 4/6/2013 2:03:19 PM     (No. 9262857)

If you have ever been the lone woman in a boardroom, you will understand the discomfiture that results when the chariman looks at you and says that you are "looking nice today". All the men then turn and look at you from their male washroom attitudes, and you have to try to resume your position...

But we all know why 0bama was playing this card. Michelle 0bama´s Mirror has it right.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/6/2013 2:12:02 PM     (No. 9262873)

#20, I think the president was speaking in code language and the press chose to
deliberately misspell what he said.

Obama actually said, "I am not a Dicktater, as so many have alleged."

And I carefully chose to leave out a letter, as well...
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Reply 54 - Posted by: lencu255, 4/6/2013 2:19:17 PM     (No. 9262879)

Wow, Wow, Wow!
Cudos to our fearless press corps for critisizing our fearless leader! This is further proof of our Democracy and First Amendment rights! Hip-hip-hurray!
We have the best mainstream media in the world - have you noticed, all of them were critisizing obozo, nobody´s afraid! I have nothing else to say: Wow!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: lencu255, 4/6/2013 2:22:59 PM     (No. 9262885)

Add to #54 - wow, corpsemen!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: bedub, 4/6/2013 2:45:45 PM     (No. 9262918)

And the MSM thinks THIS is news? THIS is important? I can think of a LOT more that O should be apologizing for, but that remark and the controversy around it is so stupid it´s not even on the list. Distraction, folks....look over here, ignore the bogus unemployment numbers, ignore the fact we want to collect data on all school kids, ignore the fact we want to take away your guns, ignore NORK. You should REALLY be upset that Moochie is not happy at my comment about Kamala.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/6/2013 3:15:02 PM     (No. 9262935)

...and he called her later to say he was sorry if his remark had caused a problem...

And to ask her out?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Woodabela, 4/6/2013 3:49:06 PM     (No. 9262966)

Obviously Oblunder hasn´t taken a gander at Florida A.G., Pam Bondi, who eaily blows doors on this heavily made-up lefty.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/6/2013 5:19:27 PM     (No. 9263055)

#57, more likely to tell her he´ll be thinking of her when the next Supreme Court slot opens up. That´s what has been murmured about, that she´ll be his next nominee.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: msjena, 4/6/2013 5:54:31 PM     (No. 9263085)

#52--I disagree. I would smile and say, Thank you! If you look good, own it!

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Reply 61 - Posted by: shepsmum, 4/6/2013 10:17:58 PM     (No. 9263340)

I agree with #52. This kind of comment is often used to put a woman in her place. Ms. Harris´ looks have nothing to do with her abilities as an AG.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: larryp, 4/7/2013 12:36:34 AM     (No. 9263420)

Some kind of weird tial balloon as Kamala Haris is on the short list to be the next
Supreme Ct Justice.


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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:28:35 AM     Post Reply
Approaching his first presidential trip to Israel, President Obama offered a fresh and foolish — if not feckless — assessment of the Iranian nuclear threat. "Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually deliver a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close,” the President told an Israeli television interviewer, in the process cutting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off at the knees and giving the mullahs breathing room to keep enriching uranium.

What Rand Paul got right
Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/12/2013 7:28:03 AM     Post Reply
I hope I´m not too late to the fight.Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul´s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn´t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial."

No, 80 Percent of NYC High School
Graduates Are Not Illiterate
New York Magazine, by Adam Martin    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/9/2013 1:10:10 PM     Post Reply
An unfortunate story on CBS New York Thursday carried this headline: "Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read." It´s a shocker, but it´s also untrue. And to make things worse, the story that followed was riddled with typos. According to the New York Post, which reported the same story earlier on Thursday, "79.3 percent of city public-school grads who went to CUNY’s six two-year colleges arrived without having mastered the basics" of reading, writing, and math, and had to take non-credit remedial classes to catch up.



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Meet the Clinton shoe-thrower
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NBC Universal, by Emma Margolin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/12/2014 5:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Who throws a shoe? Honestly! That would be 36-year-old Alison Ernst of Phoenix, Arizona, who was charged Thursday night with disorderly conduct by the Las Vegas Police Department after allegedly throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, who spoke with a Secret Service official, the U.S. Attorney’s office has declined federal prosecution. Ernst was wearing shoes on Thursday night when she attended a speech Clinton was giving in Las Vegas, but apparently brought an extra one specifically to throw at the former secretary of state. The official said the incident appeared to be “premeditated.”

Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government,
and the Nevada Water Tipping Point

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American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing their position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water -- this is a war over water. Cliven Bundy and his

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment

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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins
´Range War´ With Feds

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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/12/2014 3:33:27 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
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Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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

Obama decries ‘bogus’
voter fraud complaints

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 8:18:44 PM     Post Reply
President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud “bogus” and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton. Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make “it harder, not easier to vote.” And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred. “So let´s be clear, the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud,” Obama said. Obama

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving

Victory for Nevada´s last rancher!
Federal government backs down and
says it will NOT try to seize cattle from
cowboy at the centre of armed showdown

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/12/2014 2:34:02 PM     Post Reply
The last rancher in southern Nevada has won his battle to graze cows on public land after a week-long stand off with federal agents. The Bureau of Land Management today said it would stop trying to seize the cattle of Cliven Bundy after armed militia members today continuing to gather in Nevada in a confrontation with federal agents. BLM Director Neil Kornze said: ´Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of


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