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Obama paints himself into
a corner over Trayvon Martin

Washington Examiner [DC], by Brian Hughes

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/18/2013 6:03:12 AM

The president´s own words more than a year ago -- "If I had a son, he´d look like Trayvon" -- are fueling the push for his Justice Department to bring federal charges against Zimmerman, the Hispanic neighborhood watch coordinator who has become a symbol of a broken justice system in the eyes of civil rights groups. When Obama waded into the controversy in March 2012, his words seemed to carry limited consequences. His statement of support for the Martin family played well with supporters and was more than a year away from the polarizing trial.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/18/2013 6:16:22 AM     (No. 9429754)

The real corner Obama has painted himself into,is this stringing speople along with the hope of a federal charge when him and Holder both know there´s no grounds.

Now what can he come out and say to drop the investigation without looking like a sellout to whites?

To whatever extent they´re serious about it,these email tips are basically pinning their hopes someone will come out of the woodwork with trumped up racial charges against Zimmerman. This is buying them time as a stalling tactic but sooner or later the street mobs will take over.

The idiot doesn´t realize that at some point he´s going to be putting local law enforcement people on the spot,which could result in massive lawsuits against already broke big cities.

These mobsters aren´t going to conservative areas of the country because they don´t want to wind up on a morgue slab. So they´ll take their frustrations out on liberal leaning areas where police won´t use deadly force.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 7/18/2013 6:19:40 AM     (No. 9429759)

If they really see this the way everyone else who has examined the evidence does (that there is insufficient evidence to prove anything against George Zimmerman), I expect them to attempt to "run out the clock" on this case. That is, they will continue to "investigate" until everyone loses interest. However, I am not convinced that the Obama Administration will not decided to trump up some charges and attempt to convict Zimmerman in a kangaroo court.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janjan, 7/18/2013 6:21:24 AM     (No. 9429761)

Someone needs to gently explain to Brian Hughes that Eric Holder answers to the President. This is more of Obama´s worn out strategy of absolving himself of responsibility for the actions of his own Administration. Is he saying that they have all gone rogue on him and he has no ability to stop them? No wonder he´s never had a job in the private sector.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/18/2013 6:38:25 AM     (No. 9429773)

Hispanics should take note of how demonrats treat them and vote them out in 2014. That includes the next presidential election in 2016.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/18/2013 6:50:05 AM     (No. 9429785)

it´s really got to be difficult being the Pander in Chief. Sooner or later you´re going to upset one or more of your pet organizations. Blacks? Hispanics? Unions? Muslims? Students?

Maybe he´s too young to recall the Ed Sullivan show. Keeping all the plates spinning means you have to run all over the stage. Exhausting. No wonder he takes so many vacations...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/18/2013 7:28:18 AM     (No. 9429834)

"They say the president would have looked out of touch had he ignored an issue igniting so many emotions nationwide."

They really do think we´re stupid. It was zippy who did the igniting and he did it on purpose with evil intent. All part of Cloward Piven. There was no other reason for him to mouth off about it. I´m 60 years old and I don´t remember any other president ever sticking his nose into what was just a local story before a trial. Bush 41 only got involved in the Rodney King mess after the trial when LA was burning.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 7/18/2013 7:35:25 AM     (No. 9429844)

Rachel Jeantel´s statement that Trayvon attacked Zimmerman because "He may be a rapist" means that Trayvon was a gay basher and committed a hate crime. Let´s hope that Zimmerman´s lawyers do not let that gem go to waste.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/18/2013 7:37:09 AM     (No. 9429853)

Trying to act presidential is way above Obama´s pay grade.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hnddog, 7/18/2013 7:50:50 AM     (No. 9429869)

Had George Zimmerman been 16 years old and weighed 260 lbs President Obama would not be having this problem.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 7/18/2013 7:52:03 AM     (No. 9429872)

It´s a little tougher trying to organize a community of 350 MILLION, eh Zippy? Especially when at least half of us (and counting) can actually think for ourselves and see right through your skinny arse.

And we cherish our God-given Constitutional right to, among others, protect ourselves.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/18/2013 8:01:10 AM     (No. 9429886)

Not to worry - there are no corners on the golf course....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bohallx, 7/18/2013 8:11:37 AM     (No. 9429907)

#7 ~ oh, yes, one of our Presidents got himself involved in all sorts of local affairs ~ before he was President, while he was President, and presumably after he was President.

Caused just all sorts of concern ~ and he got impeached for it too!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 7/18/2013 8:14:36 AM     (No. 9429915)

Hillary Clinton said that she was "heartsick" over George Zimmerman´s not guilty verdict. She did this because she wants the black vote. What does that tell us? She is persecuting an innocent man to ingratiate herself with the lowest elements of our society to advance her personal ambition. This woman is a false witness! She is all about herself. She has sold her soul. "For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul." Mark 8:36 KJV

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 7/18/2013 8:16:36 AM     (No. 9429917)

When Nixon commented on the Manson case the press came down on him like a ton of bricks.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 7/18/2013 8:27:19 AM     (No. 9429932)

Obama reacted to the Zimmerman/Martin story exactly the way a community agitator (let´s start calling "community organizers" by their right name) would be expected to react by saying "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon."
Saul Alinsky would be proud of the way Obama waded in and threw gas on the fire.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/18/2013 8:39:44 AM     (No. 9429961)

#3, "I am not convinced that the Obama Administration will not decide(d) to trump up some charges and attempt to convict Zimmerman in a kangaroo court."

They already TRIED that.
Verdict delivered July 13/2013 = Not Guilty.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 7/18/2013 9:02:24 AM     (No. 9430009)

With all the twisted garbage that spews from the Kenyan fraud´s mouth one thing is certain this one can´t be resolved with a sit down beer summit in White House Rose garden between George Zimmerman and the parents of Trayvon Martin.
Obama acted stupidly to use his own words.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Sherlock1, 7/18/2013 9:09:09 AM     (No. 9430021)

Thank god we didn´t elect a dog cartop-carrier, just an incompetent race-baiter.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: little guy, 7/18/2013 9:28:48 AM     (No. 9430060)

Our self described "black" President (who we now know the NY Times should be calling a "white African", but won´t)is not interested in justice. He is interested in stirring the pot so government needs to intervene for the sake of the children. He´d love to have several cities burn. No ... I´m not kidding. That way he can finally declare martial law and really take over! Slowly at first, then more & more. Cooler heads have prevailed so that hasn´t happened --- yet. Which means Zimmerman must now be charged on the Federal level so another show trial can convict him and then the other side may riot. Or better yet, a Federal jury also lets him go, thus proving we are ingrained racists and worthy of riots.

Zimmerman (metaphorically speaking) must be dragged behind a truck or lynched from a peach tree to "pay back" the reparations that are still owed and always will be. A certain percentage of blacks will NEVER assimilate into our country´s fabric and will always feel slighted.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: fed-up, 7/18/2013 9:29:15 AM     (No. 9430063)

We all know this administation will let no crisis go to waste, however they got the reaction they needed from the Lofos and now can safely let the matter "die a slow death". They know even the agitators cant keep this up when all the evidence is showing there is no "there" there.

And there is a fine line here that they dont want to cross. .... overplaying this and irritating the Hispanic ommunity.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: papasparky, 7/18/2013 9:38:08 AM     (No. 9430082)

If Trayvon had had a son, would he look like Obama?

Maybe there is another kinship involved in this convoluted fiasco.

Had Trayvon survived, is it possible he and Rachel would have produced a son destined to become another "Obama"?

If so, could the current Obama declare himself a "god-grandfather"?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/18/2013 9:39:16 AM     (No. 9430089)

If Obama can skate through Benghazi and IRS scandal, this will have little effect.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Truth_Detective, 7/18/2013 9:53:06 AM     (No. 9430117)

If Obama had a son, wouldn´t he just let him die in the abortion room?

I´m not seeing the corner here, since Obama has no morals except for the pretend ones he uses to manipulate his peeps.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: artman1746, 7/18/2013 9:58:49 AM     (No. 9430130)

I´m sick of the facts being ignored. Martin decided to give an "ass whoopin" to someone following him at a distance. Martin was not in danger at the time he turned and confronted Zimmerman. He decided to assault Zimmerman for following him. Martin attacked and made that person feel that he may be seriously injured or even killed from that ongoing assault. Zimmerman had no opportunity to retreat.

Nothing that happened prior to the assault has any bearing on the case. If one chooses to assault another person, pin him down and beat on him, he best be prepared if the person has some way to equalize the situation.

Martin chose to be the tough guy and "whoop ass" instead of being civil. He paid the price.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 7/18/2013 10:02:57 AM     (No. 9430136)

#4 is right. Eric Holder must be Susan Rice´s twin brother. They both do Obama´s dirty work and are well-paid to promote lies, cover-ups, and go to conventions and "preach to the choir" and make up stories that the MSmedia can repeat. It is still all about little ´o´ not doing his job.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 7/18/2013 10:03:14 AM     (No. 9430137)

I am curious as to why there apparently haven´t been any "polls" asking this precise question. I know many people who, no matter what their opinion on the trial results, who are really ticked off that Obama took sides.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 7/18/2013 10:12:14 AM     (No. 9430152)

When did the American legal system officially change from the right to trial by a jury of one´s peers to a jury of one´s peers subject to modification by Justice Department political hacks to control the effect of the verdict on the presidents political agenda?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/18/2013 10:21:37 AM     (No. 9430172)

The proverbial "corner" would be an appropriate metaphor if it were not for the fact that a critical mass do not care. They didn´t care before the election when they voted for someone who told us he would cause energy prices to skyrocket, spread the wealth, fundamentally transform the nation into an unspecified form, hung out with radicals and communists, so on and so on. Still a critical mass reelected him. The same people alarmed by what he told us about himself before his first election cared about Benghazi, IRS, stupid cops,.... None of the recent developments including the persecution of Mr. Zimmerman are the least bit inconsistent with what has been known about him over two election cycles. What corner? The only slight glimmer of hope for change has been a very small crack in his hypnotic hold on the media only due to a transgression that happened to one of their own.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/18/2013 10:56:48 AM     (No. 9430236)

I think our efforts to atone for the sins of our fathers has been an utter failure. Electing our first black President has set race relations back 50 years (at least).

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Reply 30 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 7/18/2013 11:08:42 AM     (No. 9430258)

I am so tired of this administration getting away with ´murder´. Holder et al crying about Civil Rights ...doesn´t Mr Zimmerman have the same Civil Rights and his were very violated!
Is Holder (Obama) saying only Blacks have Civil Rights? This bunch need to be held accountable and I think it is up to the citizens of this Country to do so. Hue and cry people! FB, Twitter, letters to editors, emails, tee shirts, whatever it takes.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Arby, 7/18/2013 11:16:10 AM     (No. 9430270)

Fauxbama´s never in a corner, because the LSM won´t press him there. He says whatever is politically opportune at the moment, before a given audience. The only people who ever quote the contradictions are at Fox and they´re libeled as not being a true news organization.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/18/2013 11:25:20 AM     (No. 9430283)

The DOJ has no case, they know they have no case, and they are looking for any straw to pull a case out of a scarecrow.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: NotaBene, 7/18/2013 11:37:42 AM     (No. 9430311)

In 1973 I was knocked down flat by a blow by an African-American in NYC. No previous indication, he left me flat and out breath by surprise. A lady came to help me up. She said, do not worry, this happens all the time. Trayvon knew the value of the element of surprise.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 7/18/2013 11:49:34 AM     (No. 9430340)

What do they hope to accomplish by stirring this racial kettle? The Democrats already get the votes of the black community – and will.

The only answer is they want to punish a lawfully acquitted Zimmerman in a demonstration of racist power.

What if this overt racist witch hunt results in Zimmerman being gunned down “for Trayvon” by a thug in a hoodie? Will 0-bama support conviction for first degree murder? Since there would be virtually NO QUESTION that race played a role in the equation, would that thug be convicted of a racist hate crime as well? Will 0-bama and Holder rush to condemn such lawless vigilante actions? Will 0-bama and Holder be prosecuted as accessories to the crime?

There is no such thing as “reverse” racism. There is only racism – and it is on rampant parade by the left in this trial aftermath.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: Marzon, 7/18/2013 12:27:29 PM     (No. 9430420)

In answer to #28´s question is January 20th, 2009.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/18/2013 1:12:31 PM     (No. 9430502)

I´m not the first person to point this out but it´s clear that Obama´s interest is piqued most by personal, even trivial, disagreements (e.g. Skip Gates). He is small-minded to a fault. He avoids big ideas out of intellectual laziness or plain old cowardice.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 7/18/2013 1:23:58 PM     (No. 9430522)

This is what happens when a president offers a cheap, off-handed sentiment: it comes back to haunt him as it should.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: strike3, 7/18/2013 3:27:05 PM     (No. 9430702)

Having no intellect, obama plays the game on a childish, emotional level. Do not expect logic, decency, the law or anything else we respect and live by to be of any interest to him or his henchmen. We are being led by criminals and must either live with it or do something about it. They all know that George Zimmerman is innocent but it doesn´t matter one bit. Getting their way is all that counts.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: November Rose, 7/18/2013 3:27:34 PM     (No. 9430704)

According to the laws of genetics, the Mocha-African´s "Trayvon" son could be white. He can´t even get THAT right. Sigh...

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Reply 40 - Posted by: InOhio, 7/18/2013 3:30:42 PM     (No. 9430707)

I don´t know if it has been said yet, but I understand that any kind of civil charges brought against Mr. Zimmerman by the DOJ opens the door to a complete disclosure of every ugly part of Martin´s life.

Text messages, facebook stuff, threats he made to others, run-ins with the law - his miserable short gangsta life will be opened for all to see.

SOmehow I don´t think his family, busily making $$$$ on the dead body of their ´innocent little boy´, will like that, when it is explained to them.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: fairplay, 7/18/2013 3:36:26 PM     (No. 9430715)

The MSM keeps it going on and on and stirring resentment and reprisals while the half white half black president can´t bring calm , intelligence and fairness to the country!

Why should the whole country suffer because of an altercation which was resolved through FBI investigation and a trial!

People are causing harm to our country on purpose!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mathman, 7/18/2013 6:53:40 PM     (No. 9431030)

Thank you, #25. I thought I was the only one who had connected the dots. Had Trayvon lived, he would have been charged with aggravated assault, or at least assault and battery.
Had Zimmerman not been armed, he might have survived, or not. It is hard to know.
Alas, we do not know what happened in the final moments: did Trayvon discover the gun and make a grab for it, or did Zimmerman draw it?
I am truly convinced that the low-informed voters out there get all their information, pre-digested, from the Lame Stream Media, which cannot get the story right.

The moral of the story: if you are going to lay a whippin´ on some cracker, make sure that he is not armed first!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/18/2013 9:48:59 PM     (No. 9431315)

Excellent point, #43! If you intend a little whup-ass in a concealed- carry state, reconsider (if bright enough to do so).

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Aria, 7/18/2013 10:03:35 PM     (No. 9431330)

The NYT called Zimmerman a white Hispanic so they could thread a non-existant needle in which the Hispanics won´t be upset by the rat attack on Hispanics. Can´t have that...can we.!

Next they´ll be dividing us by age, or height or what we like to eat....

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Reply 45 - Posted by: jacksin5, 7/18/2013 10:24:21 PM     (No. 9431351)

Of course Holder will bring charges. They knew the charges against GZ were baseless, but brought pressure to bear to have a trial.

Why you ask? Because the Progressives, with Obama as their titular head, feed off of creating racial discord. His whole base is a coalition of groups with grievances (real or imagined, you decide) against what they see as the oppressors.

It is actually better for the race pimps if a civil case is lost because then they can scream from the rooftops that the system is rigged and only "fundamental change" can correct it.


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Reply 46 - Posted by: steveracer, 7/18/2013 10:32:05 PM     (No. 9431361)

Ditto #12. I don´t think the president cares at all whether he´s painted himself into a corner. He always holds a get out of jail free card with the media. Why should he care, he does not.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Avogadra, 7/19/2013 8:20:14 AM     (No. 9431746)

I´m confused. Does the Most Read have to start off as one of the Must Reads? ´Cause this article has 61 comments right now but was never a Must Read: http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=744479

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Reply 48 - Posted by: chatham, 7/19/2013 10:14:22 AM     (No. 9431924)

It appears that Obama and Holder are the real Racists since they are trying to hang Zimmerman,a Citizen of Latino Heritage.
Both Holder and Obama are African Heritage.
Poor old whitey wasn´t even involved except to do the Bidding of the white House and the AG.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/19/2013 10:38:31 AM     (No. 9431957)

No #48. The ´most read´ just means that the link to an article had the most amount of clicks for the day. Some of this site´s best stuff isn´t on the ´Must Read´ list due to the fact there is a space limit on that list.

With current events as they are, I also think that every single thing posted here on the whole site lately have been ´must reads´.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: vinegrower, 7/19/2013 11:56:17 AM     (No. 9432055)

I don´t remember Clinton ever commenting on the OJ Simpson case.

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This “Open Letter to the Friends of Ukraine,” by a guest columnist who writes under the pen name of Irina Gokieli, dated April 19, offers the author’s pessimistic scenario of forthcoming events in what Vladimir Putin now calls “NewRussia.” “NewRussia” encompasses southeastern Ukraine and parts of Moldova. She predicts an invasion by regular Russian troops near the end of the first week of May under the pretext of restoring order, although she does not rule out, as an alternative, an alliance of Putin with certain Ukrainian politicians and oligarchs. Notably the author makes a persuasive case that the long-term consequences

Liberals now love Barry Goldwater,
but his 1964 loss won the GOP’s future
Boston Globe, by Jeff Jacoby    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:32:07 AM     Post Reply
TO THE RECENT spate of 50th-anniversary reflections on major political and cultural milestones — the 1963 March on Washington, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show — get ready to add another: The presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater, the most influential loser in modern American politics. Goldwater was nicknamed “Mr. Conservative,” but now even liberals adore him. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. penned an essay a few years back effusive in its praise for Goldwater, whom he described as an exemplar of civility, decency, and integrity. Goldwater was “neither mean-spirited nor racist,” wrote Kennedy; he challenged

Study: CBS, ABC, NBC
have a ´War on Easter´
Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:29:14 AM     Post Reply
A three-year study of how network news refers to “Easter” reveals that by a margin of 500-56, reports that mention the word or “Easter season” choose a secular path linking it to candy Peeps, frilly clothes and cocktails over Christ’s resurrection. “Instead of celebrating Christ´s rising from the dead, the networks have made it about ´egg-cellent Easter fashions,´ frilly Easter bonnets and pink martinis,” said a report from the conservative Media Research Center provided to Secrets on Good Friday. The study reviewed three years of news in the two weeks before Easter and found that about 89 percent of the references to

Saudi Arabia Prepares to Build
the World´s Tallest Building
Atlantic Wire, by Adam Chandler    Original Article
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Construction on Saudi Arabia´s Kingdom Tower, which will be one whopping, expense kilometer tall, is set to commence next week, according to local reports. The Kingdom tower will measure 3,280 feet when completed, which stretches 568 feet taller than the current Guinness World Record holder for tallest man-made construction, the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai. The building will dominate the skyline of the coastal town of Jeddah on the Red Sea. If you´re afraid of heights, you´ll definitely want to know the 200-story building will feature a massive 98-foot terrace jutting from the side of the 157th floor. The Kingdom Tower won´t come

Holder’s undermining of the
law deserving of contempt
Washington Times, by Robert Charles    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:10:28 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric H. Holder was reminded during a recent congressional hearing that he has been held in “contempt of Congress” — for nonproduction of subpoenaed documents. He interrupted with a personal rebuke of his questioner. Later, he suggested that questioning of his leadership, nonresponsiveness to congressional oversight, and referring to the contempt vote was evidence of racism. The accusation was made a second time, perhaps as a political stratagem, by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Let’s stop there — and stop the deflection, too. No attorney general of the United States is entitled, for any reason, to escape scrutiny of Congress,

3 Times I Was Framed for Murder –
And How You Can Be, Too
PJ Media, by Robert Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:53:18 AM     Post Reply
Have you ever been blamed for a murder? Speak out against jihad terror, and you probably will be. It has happened to me three times (so far): 3. Reza Aslan blames me for murder of Muslim woman in California. Last Thursday in El Cajon, California, an Iraqi Muslim named Kassim Alhimidi was found guilty of murdering his wife, Shaima Alawadi, after she had told him that she wanted a divorce. Before Alhimidi was arrested, this murder was widely reported as an “Islamophobic hate crime”: a note was found by Alawadi’s body that read, “Go back to your country, you terrorist.” Leftists and Islamic



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´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
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For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
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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

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
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That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

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

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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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

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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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

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

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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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

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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