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Hannity´s Right: Cumulus Managing
Its Radio Stations Into the Dirt

NewsBusters, by Noel Shepphard

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Posted By:FlyRight, 8/20/2013 6:52:16 AM

NewsBusters reported Friday that counter to claims by the liberal media, conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity fired the Cumulus network due to his concerns about how the owners are managing their stations. Data obtained by NewsBusters show that Hannity is actually right, and that in the key demographic of people aged 25 to 54, Cumulus has lost roughly 50 percent of its listeners since buying the stations in September 2011. Here are the numbers: •New York WABC down 45.3 percent • Los Angeles KABC down 61.9 percent • WLS Chicago down 47.6 percent • KGO San Francisco down 57.4 percent • WJR Detroit down 50.9 percent •


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judy W., 8/20/2013 7:09:38 AM     (No. 9482120)

I remember reading something a few years ago about a plan to destroy conservative talk radio by taking over AM talk stations. I haven´t heard anything more about it until this business with Cumulus made the news, but I guess their plan is working. I hope Hannity and Rush can somehow thwart it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 8/20/2013 7:14:02 AM     (No. 9482125)

Last August, a few months before the 2012 potus election, my area lost 7 conservative talk shows. I thought at the time, that was a pretty significant event. I know I can pick up some of these people on my computer, but I still find it interesting and troubling. The morning show was replaced by a financial adviser that has consistently stated that our economy is doing fine, growing and things are looking rosy. He lives in MA, I can´t understand what he is seeing, because I´m seeing the exact opposite.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/20/2013 7:35:15 AM     (No. 9482154)

Isn´t one of the first rules of war to destroy lines of communication and control the information flow?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/20/2013 7:46:49 AM     (No. 9482172)

Is this why Beck started his own network, a la Limbaugh?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jebediah, 8/20/2013 8:03:26 AM     (No. 9482199)

What I want to know, however, is where Hannity is going on Fox at night, when his 9 p.m. spot is taken over.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jebediah, 8/20/2013 8:05:48 AM     (No. 9482202)

Another question is is Cumulus responsible for the dreary and biased Geraldo Rivera radio show at 10 a.m. in NYC?........Mark Simone, on 710 and largely local, is beating him hollow and I certainly won´t listen to the jerk, even though the attempt is to force feed him to us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/20/2013 8:14:44 AM     (No. 9482215)

I bought an iPad and everyone has apps. We have more ways to listen than ever.
I usually shut off after Mark Levin, but got busy doing other things, and heard Michael Savage follow. Was shocked at how he thinks himself more important than Rush..his tone is that of a bitter old man.
Hard to believe he has a following at all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: starboard, 8/20/2013 8:16:59 AM     (No. 9482220)

Cumulus has done a good job destroying the top AM station in Albuquerque. It started when Coast to Coast AM wasn´t picked up and then before long a few other shows disappeared. Presently, Rush and Hannity are still with them, though not for long. They don´t need Cumulus. Once Rush and Sean are gone this radio station will be toast. I predict Cumulus will be on the auction block eventually. The good news is, here in Albuquerque, there´s an exciting new AM station that´s growing at a rapid pace. Supply and demand comes through in the end.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Daisymay, 8/20/2013 8:18:29 AM     (No. 9482224)

We haven´t lost Rush here in Central FL (he´s on Sky). And, all of a sudden, we now have Laura Ingrahm and Hannity on Sky (which I´m very happy about)! I don´t know who runs that group, but I hope it stays the way it is right now! I would say conservative radio is doing well in my area!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Elvira, 8/20/2013 8:24:49 AM     (No. 9482238)

Here in DC I now listen to the FM station WMAL. I´m hearing Savage ads where he´s boating about taking over Sean´s spot!! They´ve lost this listener if so.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JAN, 8/20/2013 8:45:43 AM     (No. 9482273)

In my opinion it´s WOR radio in the NY metro area that has gone to the dogs.

WABC radio is quite enjoyable during the day. Geraldo has actually created an interesting program, then Rush. I mostly turned off the radio during Hannity and then turned WABC back on later In the day.

Late night rings Red Eye Radio and those guys are pretty good. They are from Texas......nuff said.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/20/2013 8:53:00 AM     (No. 9482289)

In the DC area, am 570 (I believe) use to carry Monica Crowley, Savage, Dennis Miller. Still have WAML. SiriusXM Patriot channel dropped Bill Bennett for the Mike Church show - a waste. At lest they carry Sean and Mark Levin.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dman, 8/20/2013 8:55:32 AM     (No. 9482296)

Start streaming directly over the internet. It is the new medium that will displace AM (and some FM). Instead of occupying valuable raw spectrum, these broadcasts can be distributed at much lower cost, using much less bandwidth, at much higher quality (many AM talk stations are low-power operations that offer poor signal quality outside the immediate metro area where the towers are located), and bypassing media gatekeepers like Cumulus. Advertisers are slowly realizing that the internet simply expands their viewing and listening audience. Internet streaming is available on portable devices and in automobiles. "Smart" phones and TVs are becoming commonplace. Then there are streaming devices like Roku. Access is more and more widely available - especially to potential conservative talk listeners. Make the switch, Sean, and scr*w Cumulus, Clear Channel, the Alphabets, and the rest. You don´t need the middlemen anymore.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 8/20/2013 9:02:51 AM     (No. 9482306)

After discovering Geraldo has a radio show now on Cumulus I won´t go near that show with a ten foot pole. Geraldo is a Liberal nutcase. Good wishes to Rush and Sean on finding new radio networks. I do enjoy listening to Michael Savage but at times he can grate on your nerves. He is always right when it comes to his opinion of Obama and the mainstream media. We know the Obama regime is doing all it can to destroy Conservative talk radio. Somebody must have gotten to Cumulus. The IRS is still targeting Conservative TEA party groups. Perhaps they are "reviewing" Cumulus also? WABC is going to the dogs after they ran out Mark Simone. The Obama regime destroyed network TV news as we knew it. I don´t even watch TV anymore. I voted with my wallet. I won´t read any mainstream newspapers anymore. I won´t watch any Hollyweird movies anymore. Boycotting traitorous Liberals is fun! How can we best boycott Obama?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 8/20/2013 9:05:25 AM     (No. 9482308)

Radio Wars. The juggling of the cast of characters happens every few years. Move along, folks! Nothing to see here. No need to go to the mattresses.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/20/2013 9:45:19 AM     (No. 9482387)

Savage lost me due to his bitterness. I could put up with his constant boasting of being a genius botanist but his treatment of Sarah Palin in 2008 put me over the edge. He went on and on about her being an uneducated hick. He also has nothing but vitriol for Levin, Hannity and Rush. He likes Laura Ingraham though because she sucks up to him. Naw, I´ll stay away.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cinwasp, 8/20/2013 9:46:32 AM     (No. 9482391)

I use the app tunein on phone and ipad so I can listen to Bill Bennett, Rush, and Hugh Hewitt anytime any place. Also you can record and save for later.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dirtydave, 8/20/2013 10:15:35 AM     (No. 9482453)

I have a ROKU at home and I can get whomever at someplace sometime all on Tune In. I am not at all dependent on local stations. With apps I can take it with me as well.

I can also get Martini in the Morning, so I have the best in music and talk always available.

Cumulus has been badly run for years. Same to see WJR just a shadow of its former greatness. Oh, well. Life moves on.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mainecoonmama, 8/20/2013 10:44:07 AM     (No. 9482525)

I can only take Hannity in small doses. His content I agree with. There´s something about his shrill voice and his habit of repeating phrases over and over that annoy me. That being said, he does a good show both on TV and radio.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 8/20/2013 10:46:50 AM     (No. 9482530)

I have a conservative radio guy I know you´ll love. His name is Michael Berry on KTRH in Houston. You can pick him up on the Internet or Iheart radio, but check him out, I believe you will like his style.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bonbon, 8/20/2013 11:05:00 AM     (No. 9482554)

Ditto regarding Michael Berry. We used to get him in Portland from noon to 3. Now he´s on at 5. We met him, his wife and son on his initial tour to Portland. He´s funny and spot on although a Texas wooly booger sometimes (just for affect, I´m sure.)

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jorgecito, 8/20/2013 11:25:23 AM     (No. 9482588)

The once-proud conservative flagship station, WABC-New York, has been steadily going downhill since Cumulus took over.

WABC has become almost unlistenable over the weekends. Cumulus took most political talk off on Sats and Suns, and substituted the most boring "health" infomercials and garbage happy talk shows you can imagine. At least on weekends, WABC is now a snoozer station like WOR used to be.

Only good new thing since Cumulus took over is the late night "Red Eye" guys, as mentioned by #11. Their main audience appears to be right wing truckers. They´re pretty good.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: broken01, 8/20/2013 11:36:52 AM     (No. 9482603)

I´ve been listening to Rush since 93 when Derslickmester was president. I was stationed in the Bay Area of California. Oakland was a very different experience for a guy from the hills of WV. Anyway he came on at 9am and much to the chagrin to the liberals in my office back then I had him on for the full 3 hours. He is still the man. Hannity I can take for a while but his constant repeating of phrases plus his interview style tune me out. His TV show is okay but he tends to let libnut guesses like that hack Tamera Holder get the best of him. Where I´m at now we have Rush and Hannity plus Michael Savage who I like. It´s funny that he and Sean have a little war going on along with Hannity´s friend Mark Levin. Levin puts on a great talk show also and is very smart. We had another outstanding guy on the radio out here and I was greatful to meet him, Ken Hamblin. Anyone know what happened to him. Cumulus does suck but the guys that I mentioned will be alright.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/20/2013 11:44:59 AM     (No. 9482613)

I think talk radio began to change as soon as Obama was elected.

They felt he would make FCC changes - i.e., bring back the ´´Fairness´´ Doctrine, and they´d all have to program more local and neutral and other programming that was ´´fair´´.

So rather than wait to be ordered to do so, or even requested, they panicked and started changing things. It happened here in Las Vegas too. One good station that was growing fast suddenly became an Oldies station. Another one popped up a few months alter with much the same programming, so the market is viable here for conservative talk.

In that same regard, so many companies started ´´going green´´ - notice that too? They made anticipatory moves so they wouldn´t be punished I´m sure, but look what´s happening in the Real World.... more and more Americans have this Admin figured out! Their credibility on one thing, then another, and another, has made all their pets and pet projects seem ridiculous now.

As for Sean and his plans, I´m smelling politics in his future - not just talking about it, but actually jumping in as a candidate for something. But if not, he and Rush could form their own network, a la Glenn Beck, together, or separately. Throw Mark Levin and Lucianne in there with a new truly conservative TV network, and think of the possibilities!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/20/2013 11:45:13 AM     (No. 9482615)

A call for freedom !If these two wonderfully loud and outspoken guys (forget what little you may not like about them), these two very effective voices against the dictatorial collectivist press and TV media, if these two guys, would wise up FINALLY ! and stop calling the socialist enemy the good name of "LIBERAL" (which means freedom), if they would WAKE UP and call them the many destructive names they deserve, we would win a major semantic, word battle against Big Brother tyrannical government. Early 1920´s, the Keynesian Marxist Communists STOLE this classic word. They STOLE this "classic liberal" name of our Founding Fathers! And for most of a century, they have been effectively disguising, covering up, their advancement of more government communist power and less individual rights by calling themselves "liberal"(and "progressive",too). In fact these destroyers ARE ANTI liberal and RETROgressive. If Rush and Hannity, these two popular patriots, would wake up and declare the truth about these two key words, that are used AGAINST US DAILY, the world will change! And it won´t cost a single dollar to do it, and all the others will wake up (even Ann Coulter), and we´ll have ourselves A Word Revolution. No Shots Fired. And Ayn Rand, Tom Paine, Milton Friedman, and a few others, will look down upon us and SMILE ! Rush and Hannity are both powerful enough to make this WORK! How exciting for them to create this campaign TOGETHER ! While they´re at it, wake up the youth of America !

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Reply 26 - Posted by: texas_gop, 8/20/2013 11:55:41 AM     (No. 9482648)

Cumulus took one of its talk stations and made it all news in Dallas. Haven´t listened since. They did not renew Mark Davis (frequent Rush fill-in). Mark has moved to KSKY owned by Salem Communications. Still listen to Levin on the Cumulus station but wonder how much longer he will be there. Cumulus does appear to be trying to undermine the talk radio format they had. I don not listen to the station much anymore.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/20/2013 12:20:48 PM     (No. 9482701)

Hannity and Rush are going after the majority of listeners out there, not just the 5 or 6 who still believe in those word definitions #25. The times and word definitions are a changin´.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: floridaMarco, 8/20/2013 12:28:51 PM     (No. 9482712)

I am in the deland area between Daytona B and Orlando. Where on the dial is Rush?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: akudaq, 8/20/2013 1:19:14 PM     (No. 9482775)

#23, This was the best I could find about Ken H., and it´s rather dated.
I enjoyed and valued his show. Our daughter broke into his theme song, "The Black Avenger," while in the grocery store: "Just an unassuming black guy, stamping out liberals egg-sucking dogs." Imagine this belted out by a 3 year old with a lisp. Ha! I miss him on the air and will check out his several books. God bless him and his family.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: dman, 8/20/2013 1:40:30 PM     (No. 9482798)

#23 and #28: Google Search revealed that the PC police got to his syndicator and he was dumped in 2003. Ken is another candidate for internet streaming should he ever get the "fire" again.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bob913, 8/20/2013 2:05:21 PM     (No. 9482834)

If it wasn´t for the tax write offs for their losses, liberals would run out of money.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/20/2013 2:54:12 PM     (No. 9482882)

#11, Mark Simone moved to WOR from WABC in New York. He´s way better than Geraldo on WABC.

WOR is owned by Clear Channel. Talk is that Hannity and Limbaugh will probably end up on WOR eventually.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: snakeoil, 8/20/2013 3:39:40 PM     (No. 9482950)

Never forget driving to work on morning listening to Rush and when I jumped into the car to go back home, instead of Mark Levin, they had turned into an all Spanish Sports Talk station. Rush easily found a new home. Levin I have to hunt for on satellite radio (I´m XM). Satellite radio has a left wing and right wing channel. Honestly, I can´t even remember the names of the guys on either channel. But as long as the internet isn´t filtered you´ll always have right wing commentary.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: vwlarry, 8/20/2013 9:07:41 PM     (No. 9483356)

I´ve recently discovered the VERY good and entertaining Jerry Doyle´s show. He´s wry, funny and conservative in the same vein as Rush. Check Jerry Doyle out, checker-outers. :-D

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Reply 35 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 8/20/2013 9:52:03 PM     (No. 9483391)

Living on eastern Long Island it is sometimes hard to pick up Rush. We get him on a couple of Connecticut AM stations and also WABC. As Rush 24/7 members, we get Rush´s show and listen on the our laptop. We have a gizmo that sends the show through our stereo speakers. Listening to Rush this way is terrific since we get all of his parodies. Hannity luckily is on Sirius as well as Levin. David Webb comes on after Levin on Sirius Patriot and he is terrific. On the weekend we get Bauer and Rose on Sundays and they are terrific. Sirius is really great. I also have apps for Rush and Levin on my iPhone. So, there are many, many options out there. Would love to see Cumulus go belly up and Sean and Rush buy it and also add a TV station as Glenn Beck has done. Beck has recently picked up two so-called gun TV shows that NBC refused to renew. He is on his way and we really need competition to liberal TV fascists. God bless our conservative guys.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: geoguy, 8/21/2013 11:25:54 AM     (No. 9484224)

Give Andy Dean a shot by listening to his show on line. He is a young guy and very very entertaining. He´s said he´s on about 120 stations (including KRMG at night in Tulsa).

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Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
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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

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

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

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
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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

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

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.

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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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

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

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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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,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

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