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The impeachment talk won’t
go away – Obama won’t let it

Washington Post, by Ed Rogers

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/24/2013 5:41:58 AM

For good reason, the bar for what makes us consider someone crazy in politics is getting higher all the time. As I’ve said, if you think Wall Street is rigged, the government is spying on you and that if you get out of line the Internal Revenue Service will come after you, you’re not considered a nut anymore.(Snip)The bothersome reality is that President Obama is inventing new laws, selectively choosing to enforce laws he likes and ignoring or amending the ones he doesn’t. Many writers, from George Will to Jeffrey Anderson to Charles Krauthammer have written about the president’s increasing


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 8/24/2013 6:00:00 AM     (No. 9488759)

We can talk all we want, but the Socialists in the Senate, under Dingy Harry´s control will never let articles of impeachment be considered.

So, it´s all a moot point.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 8/24/2013 6:20:30 AM     (No. 9488770)

If you talk about impeachment your a racist

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Reply 3 - Posted by: beamer, 8/24/2013 6:33:18 AM     (No. 9488777)

Let the talk continue! Impeachment is the mildest cure for the rotten disease infecting the country from Washington DC. Throw out all the left crooks!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 8/24/2013 6:55:08 AM     (No. 9488791)

He uses it as a whip to keep his true believers and the MFM (but, I repeat myself) foaming at the mouth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: seabear, 8/24/2013 6:56:51 AM     (No. 9488794)

Vote in a Tea Party senator in 2014. We need 60. You do know Biden will be your next Pres?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/24/2013 7:13:25 AM     (No. 9488805)

Impeachment talk is such a nice distraction while Boehnercare is funded.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: envirodude, 8/24/2013 7:13:46 AM     (No. 9488806)

Give it up already. Obama has impeachment insurance. It´s Joe Biden.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: flybynight, 8/24/2013 7:21:59 AM     (No. 9488813)

It bothers me when columnists mangle facts and elementary grammar. Makes the rest of the message suspect. The word is FLOUT the law, not flaunt it... Unless we are saying Obama is flaunting his disregard for the law by flouting it. Duhhhh. The rule here is Dont use big words until you know what they mean.
And Obama was never a Constitutional Law Professor. Never. He was a part-time lecturer, and not a well-regarded one at that. Can we quit promoting him, at least on this side? It´s the left that can justify repeating a lie often enough.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/24/2013 7:26:02 AM     (No. 9488819)

I don´t think senator Cobrn as serious hen he used the impeachment comment. He was just playing his audience, throwing them red meat, showing them he´s on their side. senator Cobern would be the last person to vote for Obama´s impeachment, they are friends.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/24/2013 7:45:57 AM     (No. 9488847)

No, zippy´s impeachment insurance is his melanin content. In our current politically correct culture NO ONE would dare to impeach the first ( 1/8th ) black president.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/24/2013 7:54:25 AM     (No. 9488860)

The Senate does not start impeachment proceedings nor do they vote on them. They are started in the House and we do have the votes but not the guts.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BcdErick, 8/24/2013 8:08:14 AM     (No. 9488880)

Obama should be, must be, impeached. It is the right thing to do and will expose what a puppet, "Manchurian candidate" he is. He and his masters have severely damaged America. If he is not convicted that is an indictment of the senate. Please vote your conscious in 2014!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 8/24/2013 8:11:38 AM     (No. 9488888)

Read the comments in the Post under this column and you will know the mindset of the no-info lemmings that elected and re-elected this wannabe dictator.
Obama´s just the symptom - the millions of idiots who voted for him because he´s black and will vote for Hillary because she´s a woman are the disease.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pontique, 8/24/2013 8:48:46 AM     (No. 9488939)

People, the talk of impeachment is a non-event. Impeachment is to remove a president from office but we all know Obambi is NOT the president. He is an illegal occupier of the oval office. Besides impeachment, if it removes him from office, leaves all of his policies, orders, etc., on the books and a burden on our country. The right course is to cause him to resign as an illegal. That will nullify all of his works.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: M2, 8/24/2013 8:50:59 AM     (No. 9488941)

The talk about impeachment just isn’t as crazy as it used to be. It’s a distraction politically, but it’s not meritless and it won’t go away.

The title of the article is the key: Obama won´t let talk of impeachment go away because of his malignant disregard for the Constitution, the rule of Law and the American people other than those dimbulbs who voted for him and are not sorry for it.

Obamacare is our immediate concern; getting it repealed or indefinitely delayed is priority one. Talk of impeachment is a welcome distraction in the minds of leftists: "Let the GOP obsess about impeachment while Obamacare gets implemented and destroys the insurance industry and private-practice medicine."

Millions are already suffocating under Obamacare.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/24/2013 9:16:32 AM     (No. 9488986)

Impeach Obama you have to be joking?
The first black experiment is going to finish his eight years and maybe more.
Nothing is going to happen to Obama as he skips along unscathed in his ignorance and lawlessness.
Obama and his communist racist coharts along with their media will see that the Obama cabal stays intact.
Quit talking and dreaming of impeachment it ain´t going to happen.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/24/2013 9:39:39 AM     (No. 9489031)

Seen on a Mass Pike overpass this past week: a woman holding a huge sign saying "IMPEACH OBAMA."

Capital letters hers, Igor.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 8/24/2013 9:54:54 AM     (No. 9489060)

There were numerous signs on the overpasses along I-40 here in NC recently, also.

I´m one of ´those´ who believes Barry the Fraud holds office illegally, is in fact not really ´president´, and therefor needs to be arrested.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Arby, 8/24/2013 10:05:47 AM     (No. 9489087)

He simply believes that he is above the law. Why? Because the laws have never applied to him. He´s always been given something because he´s special. I hope everyone who agrees with this plans to vote in 2014. The only way to stop him is to control the senate, where he would be tried.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 8/24/2013 10:20:30 AM     (No. 9489109)

I´m all for keeping the impeachment talk alive, even if it will never happen, it may put them off their game, keep them distracted and give Chris Matthews a raison d´etre.

While we are at it, lets keep the birth certificaste out front as well. Anythig to annoy them. Oh yes, and there´s that little matter of where was Obama during th Benghazi attack. Do let us keep hammering.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: geronimo, 8/24/2013 10:50:25 AM     (No. 9489153)

There is no one who would more enjoy rubbing that repulsive, leering face in the mud more than I.

But step back and think a minute. To bring impeachment proceedings, successful or not, against the person who calls himself Obama would only result in personalizing and depoliticizing the situation. There is nothing the Democreeps would like better as distraction from their administration´s disastrous domestic and foreign policies.

They are convinced that their Golden Boy´s star power would rise above such an attack and might even improve his position in the eyes of his adoring lo-fos.

FTA: "Republicans need to concentrate on Obamacare and the economy, because that is what will drive votes in November 2014."

This is it in a nutshell. Regardless of how tempting it would be to humiliate, to tar and feather the imposter, we´ve got to keep this on a professional level and remember the big picture. The stakes are too high to get into a schoolyard spat.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/24/2013 10:51:39 AM     (No. 9489159)

You know how these people are. They live for martyrdom. Obama would be insufferable if he indeed "became" Trayvon Martin. He would be portrayed by the press as Jesus on the Cross. I have a bad feeling how this would end. However, as long as we´re prepared for it, let the fur fly.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/24/2013 11:01:18 AM     (No. 9489169)

´Papa Doc´ Obama is the law!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/24/2013 11:03:21 AM     (No. 9489174)

In the end, God will impeach him.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: fairplay, 8/24/2013 11:04:25 AM     (No. 9489176)

Republican generated impeachment means "Hello Madame President!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: starboard, 8/24/2013 11:17:59 AM     (No. 9489193)

Impeachment will never happen with this president. However, we absolutely can continue throwing body punches at him for the remainder of his term to weaken the Democrats case in 2014 & 2016.

Why is he campaigning right now is my question? I can´t helped but be very suspicious about his true motives. I don´t trust one thing he does.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/24/2013 11:22:55 AM     (No. 9489200)

Well, if impeachment actions will distract the public from all of the other illegal activities of Obozo and the Senate would never convict him, the Republicans should, at least, keep alive the IDEA of impeachment just so that they lo-fo´s will start to understand just what Obozo is doing to this country. Maybe that way they (the lo-fo´s) will start to see that their beloved Obozo is acting against the laws of the country. Of course, this would entail someone in the Republican Party would have to step forward and continuously pound home all the illegal actions that Obozo has taken. All of them. And show the public why they are illegal.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/24/2013 11:47:30 AM     (No. 9489233)

Should a police officer not arrest a criminal caught in criminal act, just because that criminal has a good lawyer on retainer and will thus likely not be convicted? Should the officer, in other words, let the crime proceed, just because eventual justice is indeterminable at the moment?

This is the argument being made now about the House’s reluctance to impeach (arrest) a lawless President.

It’s not the duty of the House to make political predictions about the future action of the Senate when it catches the President committing high crimes and/or misdemeanors. It’s duty is to intervene and bring the President before Congress to answer for his actions.

So do it, already.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/24/2013 11:49:50 AM     (No. 9489236)

Bravo Holymoses #22 who says "keep it all alive". A year ago, nothing could be uttered even questioining the imposter. Any ANY, questions were automatically racist.
Today impeachment, Benghazi secrets, IRS intimidation, Obamacide, full communist KGB IRS detective enforced medical destruction, phony birth and social security documents, a hidden past gay life, a growing list of unconstitutional acts, 50 secret Stalinist style czars, pumping billions out of thin air to favored banks and financials, flaunting all of America on multi-million dollar, ENDLESS vacations, and top it off with no photos, no scores on golf! Slick Wilie cheated on every hole, a mulligan here
a mulligan there. We dn´t even know if he can hit the ball. Slick Wlllie could lie rght at America and did not need a teleprompter. Nobama can´t speak without it
Willie was slick. Nobama, raging, vindicive.
Impeachment, no more than a talking point with our gutless Congress and lap dog media, but like Willie and Evita, it will always remain in the scrap book.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/24/2013 12:11:35 PM     (No. 9489254)

Every Republican had the opportunity to impeach
Obama last November 6.
It didn´t require hearings in the House
or a vote in the Senate.
Romney got 1 million more votes than McCain / Palin .
Obama got 4 million less votes in 2012 than 2008 , but, he still beat Romney by 5 million votes.
Romney won Independents , but, the Democrat turn out was better.
And too many in the far right, Tea Party wing preferred to stay home
and re elect Obama because Romney
wasn´t pure enough.
I bet they´re the ones now demanding that Obama be impeached.
The understanding of the Constitution and the legal requirements to impeach, convict and remove a president from office has been reduced
to fairy tale sloganeering on the right.
Impeach and/ or defund Obamacare are shouted as if just saying it makes it happen.
The Democrats control the Senate by a 10 vote majority, 45 -55.
Nothing happens on defunding Obamacare without the cooperation of the Senate Democrats and Obama .
Likewise , Obama would never be convicted by this Senate.
I personally believe that Obama is guilty of Dereliction of Duty , but, I live in Realville and understand that the chances of anyone in this administration flipping and providing evidence to bring Articles of Impeachment are zero.
The most realistic option for trying to rein in Obama is to get 6 more Republicans elected to the Senate in 2014.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/24/2013 12:16:44 PM     (No. 9489259)

Eve by some miracle O is impeached he isn´t removed and we wouldn´t get Biden.

It´s only a big censure: it doesn´t remove him. Was 1998 that long ago?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: envirodude, 8/24/2013 12:18:05 PM     (No. 9489262)

Specifically, what has Obama done to warrant impeachment? Remember, after Bill Clinton, perjury is not an offense (nor obstruction of justice) to warrant removal from office. If there were specifics, other than generalities, perhaps the right would have a case. But they dont. Thus, such talk is nothing more than pandering to the rabid right wingers that hate Obama anyway.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/24/2013 2:38:52 PM     (No. 9489433)

Impeachment does start in the House...

If O-Bomber were fully white, articles would already be introduced by now...

We must hold the House and take the Senate in 2014 for all kinds of reasons...

Don´t worry about Joe Biden...
he´s a dunce who will block Hillary from the ticket, and then run atrociously and lose
very badly...
There is no media protection for this old white male dunce... Buh-Biden...

The rule of law must prevail...
Better late than never...
Impeachment has worked twice...
Nixon resigned, and Klintoon was witch-slapped in the face...
(remember half the Senate voted to remove Klintoon... that is a censure vote)...

Be not afraid...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 8/24/2013 4:01:19 PM     (No. 9489496)

I see Tom Coburn has a lot of femininity about him. He is Obama´s close friend? Maybe for a reason. Maybe he is his girlfriend. Like some others. Hey Lindsay, how close are you to Obama. You too John Roberts. Did you guys have a special party or something?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 8/24/2013 5:30:54 PM     (No. 9489542)

We must move on principle not politics.

We must also communicate our actions and our reasons clearly and repeatedly to the voting public (read TV).

There are many persuadable people in this world. Ted Cruz doing 30 second ads all over prime time would reach a lot of them.

If there are insufficient persuadables then democracy may be a bad idea and perhaps the ´War Lords´ have it right.

Constitutional Democracy (ya,ya representative style) is taking a real beating all over the planet.
It proved a farce in Egypt and Barky is
beating it like a rented mule.

We must make our case to the Mid-Fos.

Nomesain ?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Tomas, 8/24/2013 6:24:51 PM     (No. 9489602)


Articles of Impeachment do not originate in the Senate. They originate in the House. They are an indictment, not a conviction.

Once Articles of Impeachment are drawn up in the house, a trial is conducted in the Senate. So, if the house has the stones to impeach, Reid has no choice but to hold a trial. He has no say in the matter....

Remember Clinton WAS impeached. Just not convicted....

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 8/25/2013 12:17:06 AM     (No. 9489849)

#17 - I believe she was likely taking part in "Overpass Tuesdays". People are encouraged to head for their nearest busy highway overpass and display their homemade signs for Jugear´s impeachment.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: uno, 8/25/2013 8:29:11 AM     (No. 9490079)

Look, everybody knows that if you can´t even call terrorists terrorists, in other words you refuse to identify the enemy for what they are, you can´t win the war.
Well by the same token if you won´t talk about it or consider it because you think it is a moot point, of course it will never happen. And that may well be right, but the more people who are vocal about impeachment gets other people thinking and looking into things they may never have. Just the fact that Axlerod says that "talk of impeachment is a virus that needs to be curbed" is telling and disturbing. Think the First Amendment is in jeopardy here? Anyone?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Avogadra, 8/25/2013 9:39:18 AM     (No. 9490192)

Romney was quite pure. He was a pure RINO. Lukewarm, just like the Laodicean church in Revelation. And the instinctive response is to spit them out of our mouth.

Sure Obama is much worse. But when people have a choice, they´ll pick someone who is hot or cold. That said, I don´t think the Republican elites even care that we can´t stomach their nominees. They are only looking for the public trough and are quite content with accepting defeat if the Democrats will let them continue to have access to it.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: envirodude, 8/25/2013 11:07:36 AM     (No. 9490353)

Grounds for impeachment. What has he specifically done that is an impeachable offense? Without an answer, it is nothing more than pandering to a group of angry voters that would never vote for a democratic if there were nobody else on the ticket. Seriously, what grounds?

/we learned under Clinton that perjury and obstruction of justice from the POTUS is not sufficient reason. It would take more than that to get Obama removed.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: owl, 8/25/2013 11:48:49 AM     (No. 9490436)

Murdoch´s piece at Townhall is the best ( he´s black btw). He tells it like it is. What we have infesting the wh is nothing less than our Founder´s fears proved true.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: owl, 8/25/2013 12:00:01 PM     (No. 9490460)

Ps # 34, Coburn is on tape at a townhall meeting pondering impeachment. He said yes, he is friend of Bozo but that doesn´t mean breaking ours laws is immunity.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: cheeflo, 8/25/2013 12:42:34 PM     (No. 9490519)

Willful flouting of the law, not flaunting. Sheesh.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: fairplay, 8/25/2013 5:00:33 PM     (No. 9490786)

Impeachment talk means big backlash in 2016 and Hillary elected president!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/25/2013 5:14:59 PM     (No. 9490799)

Despite media hoopla, there was no significant backlash to either the "shutdown"
of the Gummint in 1995 (the GOP held the House another ten years or more)
and likewise despite loss of a few of the impeachment managers there was no loss of
the House by impeaching Klintoon.

O-Bomber is a criminal and can be impeached.
If we win the Senate it is very worthwhile to do it.
It´s worth it even if we just hold the House, but is less likely to happen.

And don´t worry about Biden. He´s a dunce.

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A painting of President Barack Obama by a shock artist with a rape fetish hung in the White House for at least two years. Artist David Choe, known for his graffiti and shock art, rose to minor fame after drawing the murals in Facebook’s first offices. He hosts a Vice show centered on hitchhiking, has shown Anthony Bourdain around Los Angeles on Bourdain’s CNN show, “Parts Unknown,” and one of his paintings graced the walls of the White House from at least 2008-2010. But Choe also has a rape fetish. On the podcast that he co-hosts with porn star Asa Akira, he

Martinez and the War on GOP Women
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:01:50 AM     Post Reply
One of the Obama administration’s favorite themes is the idea that Republicans have been waging a “war on women.” Though Democrats may overestimate the appeal of this canard, the notion that troglodyte conservatives seek to send American women back to the 19th century has become a form of conventional wisdom, especially in the liberal mainstream media. But though that war is a piece of fakery rooted in the confusion between political liberalism and gender equality, there is little doubt about the reality of another war on women: the one that is being waged by left-wing ideologues against any female Republican

Last of the Mohicans,
First of the Cantabrigians
American Spectator, by Daniel J. Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 4:56:56 AM     Post Reply
Turning the tables remains the first refuge of liars called on their mendacity. “I was hurt,” Elizabeth Warren relays in her new autobiography, “and I was angry.” The second-year senator speaks of her 2012 political opponent using her claims of Native American ancestry against her during the campaign. Elizabeth Warren could pass for Bull Connor’s sister. She couldn’t pass for Sitting Bull’s second cousin five times removed. So when the 2012 debate descended into genealogists arguing over whether Warren’s great-great-great grandmother was or wasn’t partly Cherokee, the law-professor-turned-candidate winning the question meant that she had already lost it. How would American Indian

The Coming Real Estate Hyperpocalypse:
All YOUR Fault!
National Review Online, by Tim Cavanaugh    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 4:52:21 AM     Post Reply
Some good folks are pig-biting mad about my recent article noting that the rate of foreclosures has dropped dramatically as a result of the reinflation of the real estate market.(Snip for tweet)Some of the vituperation is coming from the usual gang of housing justice fairness activists incensed that anybody (let alone a majority of homeowners and experts) would oppose the practice of giving public assistance to people who borrowed money with no intention of paying it back. But a lot of the abuse stems from a sentiment I agree with — that declaring victory on mortgage defaults means you have

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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
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

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
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

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
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
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
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
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

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

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

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
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

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

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