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Powell: Trayvon Martin
Verdict ´Questionable´

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Emerson, 8/25/2013 8:18:42 AM

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was "questionable." But he isn´t sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness. Speaking on CBS´s Face the Nation, Powell said cases like Martin´s "blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten. The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state, Powell says America has come a long way toward racial equality 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.´s "I Have a Dream" speech. Powell recalled being refused service when trying to

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What kind of "staying power" is he looking for? How about talking to young black men and telling them to get their lives together so that they can avail themselves of the opportunities that have been hard won for them?

Thank goodness he was never elected president. Apparently affirmative action - which trumped equal opportunity for all - was never enough for him either.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Screwgun, 8/25/2013 8:21:21 AM     (No. 9490065)

Racist RINO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/25/2013 8:27:40 AM     (No. 9490075)

I suspect Powell shows signs of Dementia.
He feeds the festering hatred of the black community by casting doubt where there is none. The Jury has spoken, Mr. Powell.
If you hate the Laws of the United States, please move..may I suggest Romania?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: avikingman, 8/25/2013 8:27:52 AM     (No. 9490076)

Like CBS didn´t know they´d be perpetuating the myth (and adding to it - "cases like...") by using Colin as a sock puppet.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/25/2013 8:33:14 AM     (No. 9490088)

Black people seem to think their personal anecdotal bad experiences are the norm and apply them to all citizens. That is blatantly unfair
to the vast numbers of Americans who have fought with them for equality, treated them with respect do to another human being, hired them on merit, lived along side them, sat in church with them, etc. Man up sir, you do your race a disservice.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Britvah1, 8/25/2013 8:35:39 AM     (No. 9490090)

This creep Powell gets slimier by the minute

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/25/2013 8:36:01 AM     (No. 9490091)

Doesn´t Colin Powell understand the reason he is invited on shows such as "Face the Nation" is because he can be relied upon to say something hateful and racist? He´s very little better than Al Sharpton these days. I´m with the earlier poster, maybe he´s had some kind of mental breakdown.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 8/25/2013 8:37:52 AM     (No. 9490096)

Not questionable at all--if you looked at the evidence. Ya idiot.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: uno, 8/25/2013 8:38:25 AM     (No. 9490097)

They are pulling out all the stops to create racism where it does not exist by talking about how it used to be and inferring that is how it is today. They are terrified of losing the racism edge because they can see as well as we do that the bennys could come to an end.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mws50, 8/25/2013 8:47:33 AM     (No. 9490108)

Let me see if I understand Powell´s "thought process".

If I walked up to Powell and sucker-punched him in his nose, breaking it and knocking him to the ground, then jumped on top of him and proceeded to pound his head into the concrete, he would not try to stop me before I killed him? And he was in the Army??? And led our National forces?

OK I see one of our Nation´s problems with winning decisively in Iraq, back in 1990

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Reply 10 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 8/25/2013 8:47:36 AM     (No. 9490109)

Oh, shut up, Colin. In spite of what you think, you´re not the world´s foremost authority on race in America...or anything else.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 8/25/2013 8:47:40 AM     (No. 9490110)

What is questionable, in fact, more than questionable, despicable, is for someone in Powell´s position to undermine faith in the criminal justice system because of a personal political agenda. Powell has no basis whatever for insinuating that the trial of George Zimmerman -a trial that, but for political pressures, would never have taken place- was not fairly and justly handled or that the verdict was inappropriate. He knows nothing about what happened, the trial itself, the evidence, the arguments, the examinations and cross-examinations of witnesses and experts, the instructions of the judge or the deliberations of the jury. Yet he presumes to judge the entire thing and its outcome as "questionable" and thereby lends aid and comfort to those who either do not understand or do not care how the rule of law works.

This was a shameful, disgraceful comment from a man who continues to make public statements that indicate he is not and perhaps never was what many Americans once thought he was, a sober, intelligent, loyal American citizen.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: catfur27, 8/25/2013 8:47:58 AM     (No. 9490112)

...this person showed in the Scooter Libby case that he has no honor.

...an affirmative action product that rode Norman Schwartkopf´s coattails to fame...he should just go away

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Reply 13 - Posted by: William1, 8/25/2013 8:56:52 AM     (No. 9490132)

Hey, Colin, did you talk about Iraqi WMD´s being "questionable" at the UN? Or, are you going to tell us you were duped into that statement, which had a heck of a lot more support (even if wrong) than your racist bilge you´re spouting today?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cartcart, 8/25/2013 8:58:14 AM     (No. 9490135)

How about his staying power with that Romanian woman?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/25/2013 9:05:27 AM     (No. 9490148)

I believe that if you sat Powell down and asked him to tell you the story of the Trayvon Martin incident, he´d be stumped - other than to say that he was "in a scuffle" with a neighborhood watch person who ended up pulling a gun. Or something like that.

Powell doesn´t have a clue. He has drunk the racist Koolaid and that´s enough for him. Hit the high places and move on - and as he says, no one will remember.

But we do.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: califedup, 8/25/2013 9:13:41 AM     (No. 9490162)

Wow this guy has really descended into the gutter of racism. A total disgrace to his uniform. He is in the end without honor.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: wws, 8/25/2013 9:17:50 AM     (No. 9490165)

Colon Powell started his career by pushing a broom. The country would have been much better off if he had never been allowed to rise above that level.

but that´s affirmative action for ya.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 8/25/2013 9:19:34 AM     (No. 9490168)

The definition of affirmative action is a picture of Powell.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 8/25/2013 9:24:08 AM     (No. 9490175)

from ALL accounts, Powell has been like this just about forever. That being the case, one must ask how he got into positions such that one even knew his name.
Unfortunately, we know the answer to that. RINO´s had a lot to do with it. It wasn´t hard-cord open Democraps. It was closeted RINO´s. It was people like W, who not only gave us dolts like Powell, but were proud of it. Previous poster was correct, pushing a broom was about as far as he should have gone.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/25/2013 9:37:20 AM     (No. 9490186)

The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state..."

Powell just became "black" in the last 5 years, before that he was one American among many.

Now he´s just a very cheap date.

FIFY

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/25/2013 9:47:31 AM     (No. 9490206)

Any person who denies or disputes the fact that Trayvon Martin would be alive today if he had kept on walking, is a classic racist.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/25/2013 9:54:30 AM     (No. 9490220)

There was a time when I would´ve voted for Powell for president. Not anymore. He´s become just another racialist, blaming everything on imaginary white racism.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 8/25/2013 10:00:26 AM     (No. 9490230)

Idiot.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/25/2013 10:06:25 AM     (No. 9490236)

I have to thank Obama for releasing the many racist witches from the closet.
In the future these blabber mouth black racist will reap from the harvest of white hatred. Think of black actors and entertainers who have been successful with white support. The feral ghetto blacks don´t support them it was the whites who supported most of them. I´ll bet Colin Powell wouldn´t exit his car, unarmed in a housing project.
I guess the only thing Powell can do now is start dropping the ´f´ bomb like Samuel L. Jackson to get in touch with his ´blackness´.
If Powell thinks the verdict in the Zimmerman trial is questionable then he certainly didn´t pay attention to the evidence or cared to.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/25/2013 10:09:37 AM     (No. 9490243)

The ap lead is inflammatory propaganda. The staff byline is predictable, as no writer had the nerve to attach his name to this trash.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Emerson, 8/25/2013 10:57:03 AM     (No. 9490333)

Re #26, unfortunately the headline and lede quote Powell´s remarks. He should not have made them.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: tylermc, 8/25/2013 11:12:02 AM     (No. 9490363)

I am trying to recall which school Mr. Powell got his law degree from. I´m thinking he did not go to law school and should probably keep his mouth shut.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Fb2002, 8/25/2013 11:23:22 AM     (No. 9490389)

Affirmative action at its best. As usual, these folks get elevated way beyond their intelligence and become sacrosanct, allowed to voice their stupidity without questions or judgement. The dumb leading the uninformed. There is way too much of this going around these days.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 8/25/2013 11:51:54 AM     (No. 9490445)

Did he ever say the OJ verdict was "questionable"?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 8/25/2013 11:58:03 AM     (No. 9490454)

How sad. A once great American lion shows he is nothing more than a poodle.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: wsdiego, 8/25/2013 11:58:52 AM     (No. 9490456)

Only in the mind of a racist!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: DANSHANTEAL, 8/25/2013 12:14:25 PM     (No. 9490485)

Looked like a case of thuggery gone bad to me.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: italianlooks, 8/25/2013 12:24:21 PM     (No. 9490501)

Isn´t this the guy who ruined a man´s life because he would not come forward with the truth? I refer to Scutter Liby! Powell is so holier than thou!

What does he know about truth and justice?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Bevan, 8/25/2013 1:11:25 PM     (No. 9490548)

Tribe first, eh Colon?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JustCause, 8/25/2013 1:15:22 PM     (No. 9490558)

Apparently Powell was never taught the sage advice:

It is better to be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jglas, 8/25/2013 1:18:41 PM     (No. 9490562)

Powell: Judgement ´Questionable.´

There, I fixed it.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: saguni, 8/25/2013 1:25:37 PM     (No. 9490573)

Powell is an empty suit with skin color that trumps thought process!

Trayvon Martin was a case of racist bigotry--if TM had not been a racist, intent on "whooping" a "creepy ass cracka" the incident would never have happened, TM could have continued to the "home" where he was staying, and George Zimmerman could have finished his errand and gone home.

From the evidence and witnesses presented by the prosecutors, Trayvon would have been convicted and sentenced for felony assault and battery and attempted murder, had he survived the encounter.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Salt5792, 8/25/2013 1:40:33 PM     (No. 9490593)

Powell is a racist idiot.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Smart11344, 8/25/2013 2:53:50 PM     (No. 9490682)

Powell needs a Colinoscopy to find out where his head is.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/25/2013 3:44:32 PM     (No. 9490713)

#22 ~ kept on walking ~ maybe. This is actually one of the more serious of the political questions unearthed in the whole case.

Remember, Z didn´t use Stand Your Ground (SYG) as a defense. Actually, he was departing the scene on his way back to his truck when he was hit. That, BTW, is the old PRE SYG standard ~ which was to run away, hide, retreat, whatever you could do to get out of the conlict.

Trayvon, on the other hand, was presumably on his way home ~ and according to the Jeandel woman he became aware of Z. Actually Z also became aware of T. T disappears ~ according to Z (and his 911 call) and that would, once again, be consistent with SYG!

So, we got both these guys out there doing SYG and then ~ bang ~ T pops out of nowhere and hits Z!

So much for SYG as an effective defense strategy here ~

You can tell folks who didn´t pay much attention to the critical details when they fall back to the days of SYG ~ Colin Powell, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton.......

Naw, both these guys did just that and in the end it failed when T smacked Z up side the head.

Z was entitled to self-defense under the old law, the new law, or any law once he got knocked to the ground.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/25/2013 4:59:02 PM     (No. 9490785)

Oh, and now he´s a legal expert? Colin´s sure been in the new a lot lately. I´m wondering if he´s not thinking about running for Prez with the backing of George Soros? The MSM has already cleared him of his white Romanian concubine problem, so the path is clear.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Achilles, 8/25/2013 6:21:25 PM     (No. 9490905)

Powell shows his hate. Interesting that he kind of likes blonde ex-communist chicks though, ain´t it? It´s a Jungian thing, like the duality of man.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/25/2013 6:43:53 PM     (No. 9490940)

The lead has quote marks around the word "questionable" only. That´s why my take is that powell´s exact statement was paraphrased by the ap. But don´t get me wrong, this post is not a defense of powell. He is a bad guy.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/25/2013 8:07:18 PM     (No. 9491059)

Would any verdict in any case saying a black was guilty ever satisfy the black community ?

GZ was judged by a jury of his peers.

Any word from the Colon about the Australian or veteran killed by feral youth ?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/26/2013 1:21:42 AM     (No. 9491318)

What is clear is that Powell and a lot of others surrounding the black communities are not about to be putting themselves into a position where they could be called an Uncle Tom!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/26/2013 12:06:19 PM     (No. 9491975)

And this man was a military General? A MacArthur or an Eisenhower he is NOT. I
find his statements insulting. Exactly how did he move up in the ranks, if color was such a big issue?

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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

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

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

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.

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?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his


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