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Life in the Twilight
PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/30/2013 5:11:01 AM

America is in great shape energy-wise. We have more gas and oil reserves than ever before. Indeed, the United States could shortly become the world’s largest exporter of coal. Our cheaper power rates may bring energy-intensive industry back from Europe and Asia. If America’s small colleges are nearly broke and our public schools failing, nonetheless our blue-chip universities’ math, science, and engineering departments, and professional schools, remain the best in the world. (Snip)In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion;

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/30/2013 6:38:08 AM     (No. 9449175)

Twilight of the Frauds.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 7/30/2013 6:42:21 AM     (No. 9449180)

I love this man. What a treasure he is.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/30/2013 7:02:19 AM     (No. 9449200)

Read this earlier and was hoping it would be a Must Read.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer, 7/30/2013 7:49:54 AM     (No. 9449249)

I am still waiting to see why 2008 wasn´t like 1984! Maybe they meant it would take until 2012.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: K620, 7/30/2013 7:51:38 AM     (No. 9449253)

"To keep America exceptional, we need eccentrics, contrarians, doubters, politically incorrect truth-tellers. Take them away, and we are a nation of head-nodders like most other states." Thank you, VDH; that was much needed music to my ears.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: dagger, 7/30/2013 7:54:39 AM     (No. 9449258)

VDH has said it all. This is the most insightful and brilliant piece I´ve seen in a very long time. It should be enshrined.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: neanderthal, 7/30/2013 8:30:14 AM     (No. 9449303)

Our Jeremiah. Be warned.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: EnsignO, 7/30/2013 8:33:45 AM     (No. 9449312)

Thank you so much staff/Ms.Lucianne for making this a Must Read. VDH is proving in this article that "those who don´t know history are doomed to repeat it." That can be good- if we have another 1776 type of repetition or it can be bad if the elitists have their way.

I think the millions who attend sporting events still get a thrill out of the words of the Star Spangled Banner and the words: And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. We 1776ers are still here and with great writers and speakers like Victor David Hanson to remind us, we aren´t giving up even though our flag may have some tatters - it still waves over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: frw55, 7/30/2013 8:40:51 AM     (No. 9449326)

Beat me to it #7! VDH reminds me of a biblical prophet. Jeremiah is the best example because his country did not repent and the Scriptures are clear on the outcome. Most everyone I know senses that our society is taking a destructive path.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: saucy, 7/30/2013 8:53:54 AM     (No. 9449345)

Hey, there are millions of out here who get it.

It´s just that we have no megaphone.
(we´re working hard and raising families)

We have to wait for an election every two years.

Our frustration is epic. Our sadness is deep. Our fear is debilitating and yet....somehow.... we still have hope.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Westie64, 7/30/2013 9:04:37 AM     (No. 9449365)

Yes, there are millions of us who get it. I live in a small city, and a vibrant conservative group started an organization for women that meets once a month over lunch. We have about 400 women now and we are involved! We know what´s going on in our city council and we know what our state legislature is up to. We are making a difference on a local level re: immigration, common core and agenda 21. We have a book club which discusses crucial conservative literature. Americans don´t have to sit on their hands and watch the country´s demise. Get involved and get educated!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: M Stuart, 7/30/2013 9:12:11 AM     (No. 9449375)

What amazing writing! So spot on!

I´ve never seen so many people in America with their heads down just holding on, waiting for this nightmare to be over.

Almost nobody wants to start a business. Nobody believes that 0bama´s ideas are good for America. Nobody believes that his cram-downs of the law can be stopped. Nobody believes in fairness. We unhappily accept that we will be treated worse than illegrants, race-baiters, & blood-sucking govt abusers.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: F16 guy, 7/30/2013 9:26:57 AM     (No. 9449398)


For those that may not remember, the video clip at the end of the article uses the famous Apple Computer Super Bowl ad of 1984 to bring home the point, with some obvious changes !

Check out the original here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zfqw8nhUwA

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Reply 14 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 7/30/2013 9:34:53 AM     (No. 9449413)

I love this man. Everything he writes should be must read. He is spot on. This country has so much to offer but, we are getting beat down by the liars in power. It just seems we can not stop their agenda. O just issues executive order after executive order and no one does anything about it.

I am sorry to say, that even though I still have hope things will improve that I am beat up and only going through the motions right now.

I am looking forward to getting off the grid.

Love, Honor, Truth

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/30/2013 10:08:53 AM     (No. 9449472)

We´re reverting to the way the conservatives/Americans reacted to the way the Boomer generation took over the college campuses and streets: with denial and overall frozen posture, unable or unwilling to take the risk. Do we really think we no longer have to fight?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Arby, 7/30/2013 10:14:29 AM     (No. 9449483)

Great piece. The only thing he missed is that a lot of the lofo´s aren´t even aware of the lies and obfuscations. The angst and alienation comes from being forced to imbibe political correctness and leftist ideology (as he says), but the truly depressing thing is that your fellow citizens are buying it without checking it. They don´t see that Fauxbama is lying and constantly contradicting himself. They find warmth and comfort in their ignorance.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Madinmaryland, 7/30/2013 10:15:48 AM     (No. 9449486)

The question is, what do we do now? How to stop this train and turn it around?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/30/2013 10:19:27 AM     (No. 9449493)

I think a revolution was called and only one side showed up.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/30/2013 10:19:48 AM     (No. 9449494)

An historian who knows what the future will be. VDH is wonderful!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/30/2013 10:28:13 AM     (No. 9449507)

FTA: "We are becoming like Eastern Europeans who were oblivious that the faces on the May Day dais had sometimes changed."

The United States of America, the nation that gave the world George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight David Eisenhower and Sir Ronaldus Magnus, now offers up the undocumented, communist foreign student Barry Soetoro, also known as Barack Hussein Obama?...Our "ship of state" needs a new "heading"...and fast!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/30/2013 10:32:46 AM     (No. 9449518)

As someone who escaped from a communist country, allow me to translate VDH´s excellent jeremiad...America is becoming a communist country.

Not that the government has taken possession of all businesses and property...yet...but in the shift away from the preeminence of the individual to the collective and collectivist thought. The government lies. Everyone knows it lies. And everyone is afraid to do anything about it.

We sugar coat it. We use terms like "politically correct" to explain away why we are afraid to openly speak the truth or be socially ostracized (or worse) for thought crimes.

THAT is the essence of a communist state. And that is what America is becoming.

America´s founders gave us the antidotes. Freedom of speech, and if necessary, the 2nd Amendment. This is the last best place on Earth. Resist.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 7/30/2013 10:38:49 AM     (No. 9449529)

Love the reference to Jeremiah! This all boils down to TRUTH vs LIES, and we must believe that truth, in the end , will out! As #11 said, get involved, engage wherever you can, to destroy the lies; we are, after all, Americans!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 7/30/2013 10:46:25 AM     (No. 9449541)

Lucianne.Com: Home of the eccentrics, contrarians, doubters and politically incorrect truth tellers.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/30/2013 10:48:51 AM     (No. 9449546)

Victor Davis Hanson is something rare. A wise man.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/30/2013 11:00:44 AM     (No. 9449569)

Hanson tells only half the story .. here´s the rest ..

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/terrorism.html

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/30/2013 11:03:02 AM     (No. 9449574)

If you´re called a racist, homophobic, clinger by a Liberal Democrat, you´re living life honorably.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: peterfleming, 7/30/2013 12:12:50 PM     (No. 9449721)

Victor Davis Hansen gives us a full resume´ of America´s ongoing and wonderful strengths, then he lays out a Bill of Particulars of all the odd, trouble making weaknesses we suffer in America. A good review, BUT he leaves out the sleeping watch dogs of all this greed and injustice. Hansen totally overlooks the daily network brainwashing damage done by our mainstream press and TV news actors like Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Steve Pelley. He avoids busting indoctrinating TV media. The agitators and censors all.

Good news is truth seeking journalists like Hansen are on the rise in the internet, social, radio and cable TV, books. Follow Andrew Napolitano, Malkin, Lucianne, Rush Drudge, Breitbart, Levin, Stossel, Bill Whittle, Robert Simon, Ben Shapiro, Steve Forbes, Glenn, Tom Sowell, Rappoport, Savage, Alex Jones, Ben Carson, Joseph Farah. Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Walter Williams, Manning, Jerome Corsi, David Horowitz, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Lew Rockwell, Nonie Darvish, Sheriff Joe, Chris Ruddy, Ron Paul, Jonah, David Mamet and some fine Canadian and British people like Pat Cadell. Really good news is this growing, very independent New Multi Media strength.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: gaeditor, 7/30/2013 12:49:14 PM     (No. 9449781)

Thank you #27! (And VDH, you treasure!)

What a great article, and what great comments, guys!

It always is so upsetting to see that "We´re all doomed!" attitude among Americans, especially conservatives.

This is not the end, not if we don´t just nod along! Thank you #26 for saying it, name calling from the likes of Hillary Clinton or the silly-billies on MSNBC or CNN is the highest honor we can strive for.

And #18, if they don´t show up, Obama´s wrong -we win!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/30/2013 1:02:39 PM     (No. 9449799)

The nation has entered an age of post-constitutional soft tyranny. As French thinker and philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville explained presciently, "It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes , and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd."

Excerpt from Mark Levin´s new book The Liberty Amendments Restoring the American Republic.

http://citadelcc.vo.llnwd.net/o29/network/Levin/hosted_files/LibertyAmendmentsCh1.pdf

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/30/2013 2:48:54 PM     (No. 9449961)

This one should be a ´Must Read´ for at least a week!

Great article, Terrific comments.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Penney, 7/30/2013 3:06:01 PM     (No. 9449989)

Another excellent VDH in-depth evaluation of the current scene! Even the advertising pioneer, Edward Bernays, would be impressed by the PC influences which have manipulated these transformations in the USA during the past 4 years. -YIKES!!!

But is the, ´´change,´´ actually, ´a mile wide but only an inch deep?´´ The coming elections will be pivitol.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JediJerry, 7/30/2013 3:54:02 PM     (No. 9450039)

Great article. If you accept cold coffee with a fly floating in it at Starbucks, then that´s what you will keep getting. Same for our government. It is our government,and country. Not theirs. Quit accepting the unacceptable.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: steveW, 7/30/2013 4:31:27 PM     (No. 9450083)

The Big Lie of the Democrats: socialism is good for people.
The Big Lie of the Republicans: Democrats have good intentions.

At the root of all the nation´s problems, these are really the only lies that matter.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 7/30/2013 5:17:29 PM     (No. 9450143)

Progressivism is not communism, fascism or socialism, but it´s a close cousin that developed around the same time period (late 19th Century). It´s a totalitarian movement that demands total thought control throughout society.

And make no mistake about it, this is not just a problem with the Democratic Party. Republicans are just as eager to embrace the regulatory and surveillance state, if not more so.

I fear for our country´s future--too many people are willing to accept being chained up.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/30/2013 5:41:26 PM     (No. 9450174)

#30 - agree so much; hope it is kept up for more people to read it.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jorgecito, 7/30/2013 7:08:00 PM     (No. 9450252)

Thoughtful article ... but if we´re going to talk about obfuscation, why, oh why has Hanson adopted Left´s obfuscatory language about abortion?

Case in point, from Hanson´s piece:
... a Philadelphia abortionist, under the nose of state authorities, murders fetuses as they cry and gasp for air ...

Gosnell was not murdering "fetuses." He was murdering babies.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/30/2013 7:22:23 PM     (No. 9450269)

This is a popcorn piece.

It might be fun to read,
but it won´t make any difference.
Not even the slightest.

He´s preaching to the choir, after all.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/30/2013 7:30:39 PM     (No. 9450286)

VDH is a classy and classic American entrepreneur and historian. As such, he KNOWS where we are headed if we do not act now.

One of us despairingly said: "It´s just that we have no megaphone. We have to wait for an election every two years." Please pardon me, but this is "wrong thinking." I, and I´d wager Andrew Breitbart and CapMarineTet, would not agree with you.

Each of us is a megaphone, and if we wait for elections (which are regularly stolen from us) we are doomed. Rise up and seize the moment!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: dotty, 7/31/2013 8:18:04 AM     (No. 9450817)

And no one is more of an individual and hero than Bradley Manning. www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0I6S8mva-s

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jlw509, 7/31/2013 8:46:15 AM     (No. 9450868)

Icould repeat everybody else´s eloquent praise for VDH, but why be redundant? Let me just quote what he said about Al Gore: best one-paragraph put-down there ever was:

"In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion; the stern green scold who cashed out to a fossil-fuel exporting sheikdom; the tax raiser who scrambled to sell out before capital gains taxes rose; the humanitarian who profited from anti-Semitic authoritarians; the man of the people who hyped a crisis and then offered a high-priced carbon-offset remedy for it."

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Reply 41 - Posted by: saryden, 7/31/2013 9:46:33 AM     (No. 9450982)

As #21 said, America is becoming a communist country. But Ozero´s actions show that he is only using the Democrat Party and Marxism as a vehicle to the Islamization of America. You have only to look at what is happening in other "socialist" countries around the world (and the proliferation of mosques and Muslim immigrants/births in our country) to see that future. This must be stopped!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 7/31/2013 9:47:27 AM     (No. 9450985)

I would like to thank our hostess for putting this up for a second day as I was out of pocket and would have missed it. It is so interesting that some historians have a particular talent and skill of being able to step back and actually see what is happening now.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: lencu255, 7/31/2013 1:14:17 PM     (No. 9451447)

I have this: why Paula Deen has "to go to reeducation camp", but prez´s wife after saying "whitey" has not?
Because we have the media and entertainment such that Pravda, Moscow Central television and any hitler´s propaganda loudspeaker would be envious of!
I also wonder, where our homegrown commies would be if we had freedom of press in America? Would they lose in all elections or only in 90%?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: weejun, 7/31/2013 1:20:03 PM     (No. 9451462)

Hate to say it, but the common thread for the "bad news" is moral decay, driven primarily by the "I can get something for nothing" mentality that is promoted and encouraged thru government programs and handouts. It´s common sense (a dying commodity in our society) that once we humans see we don´t have to work for things, it´s inevitable that we will sit back and take advantage of all the handouts that politicians use to get re-elected (to wit: over 40 million food stamp recipients). I keep waiting for our nation to break this cycle (term limits on congress and a balanced budget amendment would be good starters), but I am rapidly losing hope.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: MissBlue, 7/31/2013 9:22:19 PM     (No. 9452177)

#27 I´d keep a grain of salt handy and an eye on the door re Rappoport. He´s too weird for me! For him, everything isn´t what it seems, etc. etc. etc.

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Before the cannons fired at Fort Sumter, the Confederates announced their rebellion with lofty rhetoric about “violations of the Constitution of the United States” and “encroachments upon the reserved rights of the States.” But the brute, bloody fact beneath those words was money. So much goddamn money. The leaders of slave power were fighting a movement of dispossession. The abolitionists told them that the property they owned must be forfeited, that all the wealth stored in the limbs and wombs of their property would be taken from them. Zeroed out. Imagine a modern-day political movement that contended that mutual funds and

Elizabeth Warren Is Rewriting History
US News & World Report, by Brian Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 10:31:06 AM     Post Reply
In a new book released today, Massachusetts Democratic senator and potential presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren attempts to rewrite history regarding the controversy surrounding her “Native American” ancestry that emerged in the 2012 Senate campaign. What’s remarkable is that, at least in the initial book reviews, the press largely allows her to get away with it. In fact, it’s virtually ignored that to this day Warren still refuses to release any law school records that may shed light on this controversy. To be fair, most reviews note that Warren has never substantiated her claims of Native American heritage, which is true.



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Obama to free hundreds of drug
felons under clemency rules
designed to un-do mandatory
sentences from ´War on Drugs´ era

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/21/2014 11:37:51 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 5:03:20 AM     Post Reply
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park


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