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George Zimmerman Witness Can´t Read
Letter She ´Wrote´ About Shooting

ABC News, by Seni Tienabeso & Matt Gutford

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/27/2013 11:04:26 AM

A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin´s mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot. In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court. "Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked. Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don´t read cursive." It sent a hush

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ivehadit, 6/27/2013 11:07:56 AM     (No. 9396620)

Alert: misleading headline.
This is a PROSECUTION witness, not a Zimmerman witness.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/27/2013 11:10:07 AM     (No. 9396625)

Didn´t they ask who wrote the letter for her?



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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 6/27/2013 11:11:34 AM     (No. 9396628)

Oops!

Someone for the prosecution has got some splainin´ to do.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wws, 6/27/2013 11:15:44 AM     (No. 9396638)

Our wonderful education system at work again! The teachers unions should be proud.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Smart11344, 6/27/2013 11:16:56 AM     (No. 9396639)

I just watched a clip of Dan Abrahms, a legal expert on ABC, basically trying to cover her butt for lying and that most of her testimony is true. How would he know. Once you perjure yourself, your credibility as a witness in null and void. Throw her out.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 6/27/2013 11:19:58 AM     (No. 9396647)

Look at the vid clip--the defense counsel did talk about who wrote the letter for her. In fact, to me it made it look like it was a mutually-concocted tale. The fact that she can´t read the letter herself tends to confirm that impression.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Straitpath, 6/27/2013 11:20:38 AM     (No. 9396650)

Oh, my heck.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 6/27/2013 11:22:25 AM     (No. 9396657)

I wondered about her literacy watching her read transcripts, which took a long time and required her to move her lips as she read. Also, the fact that she is 19 and just now entering 12th grade does not inspire confidence. Not to mention how inarticulate she is. Not a shining example of the country´s future.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 6/27/2013 11:27:35 AM     (No. 9396669)

Sorry for the double post-but re #5´s comment-- I actually have some experience in having to determine a witness´s credibility as I was a hearing officer for various state agencies for about 10-15 years. For myself, once I caught a witness in a lie, everything that witness said that couldn´t be otherwise corroborated was suspect and I wouldn´t consider it in making my decision. If some of that witness´ testimony could be corroborated, I could accept that portion. I can only hope the jurors are diligent about their obligation to determine witness credibility.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 6/27/2013 11:31:01 AM     (No. 9396674)

She´s in high school and she can´t read. I wonder if Trayvon was illiterate also. I am starting to feel a little sorry for the girl.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 6/27/2013 11:31:10 AM     (No. 9396675)

The comments after this ABC article don´t seem to think Rachel is "fantastic" like some black woman lawyer named Mo said last night on an HLN program.

Teachers can be blamed for a lot, but I´d like to see anyone try to bring Rachel up to speed in any grade in only 9 months. I don´t imagine she was doing her part by trying to pay attention and learn.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 6/27/2013 11:33:58 AM     (No. 9396686)

If this person was a young,white,skin-head, punk....the judge would have locked him up for contempt yesterday.

This woman´s vocal and facial expressions of hatred and contempt for this judicial proceeding is obvious to everyone but must not be commented on because she is a member of a protected class.

"Equality", my creepy-azz-cracker-azz.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99, 6/27/2013 11:35:38 AM     (No. 9396690)

Don´t feel sorry for her #10. She´s lying under oath in order to send an innocent man to jail and it´s all based on her own racism toward non blacks.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tech10171968, 6/27/2013 11:47:06 AM     (No. 9396717)

Really? This is the best the prosecution can muster? I don´t know what´s worse: the fact that she apparently perjured herself on the stand, or the fact that she "can´t read cursive".

Wow. Just... wow.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pearson365, 6/27/2013 11:48:58 AM     (No. 9396719)

To paraphrase a 2012 campaign slogan, "If Rachel Jeantel had a son, he would look and think like Barack Obama."



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Reply 16 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 6/27/2013 11:53:23 AM     (No. 9396724)

keep up your cursive chops, folks. In another few years you can use it for ultra secret communication.

ain´t nobody gonna know whatchu sayin´...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 6/27/2013 11:57:40 AM     (No. 9396732)

Cursive will soon by ancient history. The only time most people write these days is on application forms and they all say Please Print.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jond, 6/27/2013 11:58:02 AM     (No. 9396733)

She´s got other peoples´ fingerprints all over her.

Whose? Those are the really guilty ones. She was probably under great pressure, and had a lot of encouragement and coaching.

Can she be asked about that in court? "Zimmerman is on trial, not the witness."

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jalo1951, 6/27/2013 11:59:34 AM     (No. 9396737)

I hope she is enjoying her "court nails" because she isn´t doing too good on the questioning. She looks and sounds slow (not in an intelligence sense as I cannot state her IQ level) but like she has taken too many Valiums. Actually she looks like a black Jabba the Hutt. She mutters, looks down too much. Some are saying perhaps she dictated the letter. If that was the case wouldn´t she have said I dictated the letter. Who wrote the letter and who sent the letter? She signed it but that´s about all the input she had. And if I had dictated the letter I would have asked to see it before it was sent. Also, I doubt any of her friends write cursive as it has not been taught or used in years in most schools. Why was the letter written instead of her simply contacting the mother by phone or in person? She is a great defense witness. Interesting to say the least.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: sillykay, 6/27/2013 12:00:20 PM     (No. 9396742)

Ms. Jeantel is a punk and so was her boyfriend. This trial is so muddy at this point,I wonder if justice, wherever it may lie, will ever be served.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: danvillebill, 6/27/2013 12:00:56 PM     (No. 9396743)

I sense that Rachel has a stellar career ahead of her working for virtually agency or department within the federal government.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: msjena, 6/27/2013 12:10:01 PM     (No. 9396767)

Just look at her and it´s obvious she is not going to be a good witness. If this is the best the prosecution can do...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/27/2013 12:10:09 PM     (No. 9396768)

I just read elsewhere that some schools don´t teach cursive writing any longer. When did that happen?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Newtsche, 6/27/2013 12:18:12 PM     (No. 9396787)

The first high profile trial I remember being dissected by alleged "experts" on cable tv was the Bobbitt trial, followed shortly by OJ. IMO our culture took a big hit at that time as we were expected to respect the spinners and their stories, giving credence to idiocy, lies and agenda. The country´s nose dive continues, gaining momentum by the day.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 6/27/2013 12:18:21 PM     (No. 9396788)

Angela Corey seems to have a very low profile these days compared to when she was first assigned as special prosecutor. So low, in fact, that I almost, repeat, almost feel sorry for the prosecution attorneys handling the case in court. I suspect that if this was a strong case she´d be in front of the judge herself.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/27/2013 12:22:55 PM     (No. 9396796)

#23, neither of my 11 year old granddaughters can read or write cursive. It´s no longer taught. I HATE it! They are going to Washington, DC, next week with a group of sixth-graders. How will any of these kids read the old documents in the National Archives?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: FastEddie, 6/27/2013 12:27:21 PM     (No. 9396809)

"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Flipper3, 6/27/2013 12:28:53 PM     (No. 9396814)

Another ´child´ (albeit a rather large one) left behind.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 6/27/2013 12:30:31 PM     (No. 9396817)

"Can´t read cursive" Yeah but with her big, fat, red nail thumbs she can text 100 words a minute.
This race will own all of us but those darn Mexicans just might outnumber them soon.
If this is the prosecution´s star witness then the judge will have to do some verbal acrobatics to get George Zimmerman convicted which is the plan all along.
How about another ´knock knock´ joke from the defense.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tusker, 6/27/2013 12:38:09 PM     (No. 9396834)

Well, I´d hazard a guess that all these fine young chullun can neither read, write nor sign their names with anything beyond an "X", pun intended.

But get used to it; this is the new cracker governing class proficient in nothing but lying, all being enabled by demokratic, socialist, Che´ adoring crackers and crackeretts with the IQ´s of green algae.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: fayebeck, 6/27/2013 12:38:30 PM     (No. 9396835)

#4 don´t you realize that it´s the parents fault? If your kid can read this, thank a teacher. If your kid can´t read this, blame the parents. That´s the way it goes.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: richwill, 6/27/2013 12:39:34 PM     (No. 9396837)

The elementary schools are doing away with writing, both print and cursive. They now teach key-boarding.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 6/27/2013 12:44:05 PM     (No. 9396845)

When I watched this, I really tried to drum up a miniscule amount of pity for this chick, having her illiteracy revealed to all the world-then I figured she probably doesn´t care that she can´t read, so neither do I.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 6/27/2013 12:49:36 PM     (No. 9396854)

Stick around. We´ll be paying for this lo-fo ignorance...no matter what the verdict. Most reminiscent of the November election.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: harper, 6/27/2013 1:03:52 PM     (No. 9396872)

She can´t read or write or tell the truth, but Lawdy, she learned whitey is eeeeeeevil.

Princeton and Harvard will be fighting over her...she has Phd written [by someone else] all over her.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Merlin251, 6/27/2013 1:04:31 PM     (No. 9396873)

Rachel Jeantel wrote the letter but can´t read what she wrote??? Give me a break!!! She is a shining example indeed of what the teachers unions have done to our youth!!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 6/27/2013 1:07:29 PM     (No. 9396876)

The short time I watched some of this it was way beyond painful. To say she isn´t the most brilliant individual in the world is an understatement. She muttered, mumbled, rolled her eyes and talked so softly no one could hear her after repeatedly being told to speak up. She is clearly agitated by this examination. I don´t know how that attorney maintains his cool. She is completely exasperating. All the weed she´s smoked hasn´t helped her. s/o

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Muncssister, 6/27/2013 1:13:41 PM     (No. 9396885)

#23 our new republican governor here in NC (a former teacher) just signed a bill that requires all second graders to be taught cursive. Sad that it took a law to save it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Grambo, 6/27/2013 1:19:01 PM     (No. 9396894)

Cursive will soon be as rare as Gregg shorthand.

As for this unfortunate soul, the rest of us will be supporting her and her cohort in perpetuity. She is fluent in no known language and has no sign of any skill set that would make her employable or self sufficient in any way.

But...she can breed and she can vote.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: msjena, 6/27/2013 1:19:39 PM     (No. 9396896)

I wouldn´t call her a "pig." That is unfair. But her appearance leaves a very negative impression. I think she has been manipulated by the prosecution. Too bad they didn´t tell her how to dress and wear her hair, too.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/27/2013 1:28:56 PM     (No. 9396914)

The USA is a very complex country, it consists of some of the brightest, most talented, and richest people in the world who are happy to push along the liberal agenda as long as it does not directly effect their way of life, a mostly unconcerned middle class where daily life directly evolves around family and work with abstract politics being left to others.

But it also has growing massive third world and dark age population groups, of which this girl is but one not at fault example. Those are the emerging populations, by way of their numbers alone in accordance with the one man one vote principle, who will be the future deciders of who runs the political direction of USA from now on. Since that is so, things will only go down hill you can bet on that.

No matter how bad a witness that this girl is while on the stand, the liberal media will never criticize anything that she says. If they did, they would be disparaging today´s lower class black American life style, and that are not about to do that under any circumstances.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 6/27/2013 1:35:03 PM     (No. 9396922)

I´m shocked!!!! That she used the word cursive. Coached? /s

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Reply 43 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 6/27/2013 2:05:23 PM     (No. 9396978)

If cursive is abandoned we will no longer be able to read old documents. I guess the most important ones hsve been put into print but it would be nice to read them for ourselves. There is a lot not reproduced. My brother went to Canada when he was researching our geneology and found documents prepared by an ancestor who was a Notary Public in the 1600´s. That is of no importance but we found it interesting.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Bevan, 6/27/2013 3:14:10 PM     (No. 9397124)

She has great self esteem, though.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: woodsman, 6/27/2013 3:17:05 PM     (No. 9397131)

Doh!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: woodsman, 6/27/2013 3:53:48 PM     (No. 9397198)

Too bad Obama didn´t send her a "smart phone"

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Reply 47 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/27/2013 3:59:06 PM     (No. 9397213)

I was just thinking about what a handicap it would be if I couldn´t read and write cursive ... or at least know how to read it.

I research in centuries old manuscripts and records - and they are handwritten.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 6/27/2013 4:49:42 PM     (No. 9397310)

Of course she can´t read the writing. When Crump´s in a hurry his writing gets all messy and sh*t.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 6/27/2013 7:52:55 PM     (No. 9397582)

Illiteracy finally pays off.

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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,


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