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Krauthammer: Obama
miscalculation on Syria could
result in ´major regional war´

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

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Posted By:Donttaxmebro, 8/30/2013 10:10:03 PM

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer predicted on Friday that should President Barack Obama make a misstep when dealing with Syria, he could spark a “major regional war.” In his column published in Friday’s Washington Post, Krauthammer alluded to the “guns of August,” a reference to 1914 and the build-up that led to the start of World War I. That reference was a comparison to the current situation in Middle East involving Syria and a pending U.S. strike over the use of chemical weapons, and how those seemingly isolated events could unfold into something bigger.

The guns of August are upon us per the good doctor...


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/30/2013 10:13:35 PM     (No. 9499194)

It´s called WWIII, without competent commanders.

If WWII was run this way, we would be speaking German and Japanese.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/30/2013 10:16:47 PM     (No. 9499202)

At first I thought that this scam had to do wiht obama´s love of the Muslim Brotherhood (and Hillary´s girlfriend), then, maybe, just kill the Jews. Now I am wondering if this is just smoke to cover the collapse when the FED stops injecting the economy (QE)

I now favor the last as most likely.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 8/30/2013 10:27:16 PM     (No. 9499217)

Obama makes nothing but miscalculations. Why should this be any different?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/30/2013 10:32:32 PM     (No. 9499226)

So far it appears that the politician who has it right on Syria is Sarah Palin when she said "Let Allah sort it out" over there in Syria.

Surely Allah will have a better chance of directing who will win the civil war after the smoke clears, then a bunch of infidels bombing Islamic land and causing all sorts of unintended consequences.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/30/2013 10:42:37 PM     (No. 9499231)

I wouldn´t be surprised if Syria has secret agreements with both Iran and North Korea. If one gets attacked, they all go on the rampage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/30/2013 10:43:35 PM     (No. 9499234)

The problem is Obe is trying to stand in for Allah without the authority.
Should we consider the red line wasn´t intended for Assad but was been drawn to warn the Brotherhood and assorted terrorist which side if the line is to be their safety zone?
Get thee behind the line and prepare to invade after the blitz.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/30/2013 10:53:52 PM     (No. 9499243)

Dr. K. is right of course. Miscalculation is a real danger. Putin would probably fume but hold back. And Iran?

It is very dangerous to think the other side will agree with your logic and thus do what you expect and prefer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: freffy16, 8/31/2013 7:40:45 AM     (No. 9499448)

or Armageddon.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/31/2013 7:58:41 AM     (No. 9499460)

No blood for ego! Obama is desperately trying to appear like he knows what he´s doing. He may think he is showing Assad a thing or two, but he has sorely miscalculated. He may as well put his hands on his hips and say, "I´m going to count to three, and if you don´t put those chemical weapons down, you´re going to go to time out! One...two...three." Of course, that will fail. He is not respected. Has no strategy, and evidently has no allies. His bluff has been called.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pindarjr, 8/31/2013 8:24:09 AM     (No. 9499502)

It seems that Obama would be better off if he called off the missile attack and, instead, just sent the IRS into Syria to audit Assad.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 8/31/2013 8:24:40 AM     (No. 9499504)

"This is the sound of an inexperienced
leader in way over his head."

I would suggest changing the word inexperienced to incompetent.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 8/31/2013 8:39:59 AM     (No. 9499525)

Agree with all of those above and Dr. K.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rational, 8/31/2013 8:40:03 AM     (No. 9499526)

Although what Dr. K is saying now is cogent and logical, I

look upon him with angst at recalling the elitist attitude he

held back in the primaries. I will never forget watching

the Bret Baier panel on FOX as he droned on against the

"non-seriousness" of candidates such as Alan West,

Michele Bachman and Rick Santorum. I would take ANY

one of them to this snake we have occupying our WH today.

AND .....his putting down of Sarah Palin was revolting. I do not hold him in as high esteem anymore.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/31/2013 9:22:28 AM     (No. 9499588)

Rather then shooting missiles and dropping bombs on Syria to little effect, Obama would be much better off sending a lot of atropine injectors over there to the rebels, then if there is another nerve gas attack, they can use the atropine to neutralize the effect of the gas as the US military does.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 8/31/2013 9:23:35 AM     (No. 9499592)

Reply #13, Ibid.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: freffy16, 8/31/2013 9:31:46 AM     (No. 9499604)

When are "we" going to figure out he´s not on our side?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: freffy16, 8/31/2013 9:33:55 AM     (No. 9499608)

Dr. K,
He´s not on our side.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: freffy16, 8/31/2013 9:35:55 AM     (No. 9499615)


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Reply 19 - Posted by: maryc, 8/31/2013 9:39:38 AM     (No. 9499621)

I guarantee you the only thought that has entered his mind is ´how does this make me look ?´ The cost in Human life and the fate of our country have not crossed his mind in terms other than how it effects what people think of him. That such a man should have control over so many and so much and not a clue as to consequences because there have never been any for him.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: freffy16, 8/31/2013 9:39:51 AM     (No. 9499622)

He knows what he´s doing and HE AINT ON OUR SIDE,then there now already.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: OhMy, 8/31/2013 9:49:15 AM     (No. 9499646)

Obama already has his peace prize in the bag so he can start World War III. Where are all the peaceniks anyway. Hiding behind Kerry as he makes the case for this war. Where are the calls for UN and Congressional approval? Will Biden have Obama impeached if he goes ahead. Leftists are showing everything they ever said to be a lie!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/31/2013 10:03:53 AM     (No. 9499672)

Obama is/was a miscalculation by a long incompetent and foolish American electorate. You would think that four years of this blithering idiot would have alerted some people to the fact that the American dream was in jeopardy. Fifty-five percent of women voted for Obama and ninety-six percent of Blacks did the same.

Meanwhile the powers that be have talked people who actually have jobs to go on strike against an employer who can fill those same jobs with other obviously smarter people who need jobs. This is a good move in an economy with 50 million people on some sort government assistance?

Now along came Syria. An Administration with a record of continuous scandals, is gearing up for a war against a country they claim gassed their own people. They can´t prove it, the UN can´t verify it, they are still testing to determine the possibility it was even gas. Please be serious for a moment. Why would Assad gas his own people. Right now he is winning the war against the Obama supported Brotherhood and Russia is looming in the background.

Now we learned today that our Military is broke and can´t afford to go to war. These are the people who are supposed to protect us, not be used cover-up the scandals of a crooked Administration

Why does TSA have 1.6 billion disappeared rounds of ammo and our Military is incapable of fighting a war. When do the impeachment proceedings start. Some things must even be apparent to liberals by now, but I have my doubts.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: larryp, 8/31/2013 10:06:46 AM     (No. 9499677)

I concur with 2 and 13
And war is the way to re-set all the debt we carry
Very shocked and disappointed that the GOp says, does nothing.
Maybe it would be better to defund the Senate

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Reply 24 - Posted by: volksford, 8/31/2013 10:11:15 AM     (No. 9499687)

Our community orgainizer is taking his one and only skillset worldwide.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 8/31/2013 10:14:39 AM     (No. 9499697)

I can´t shake this image of obama wearing this sash at the Narcissist competition: "Miss Calculation".

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rochow, 8/31/2013 10:18:10 AM     (No. 9499705)

Having bowed his way around the globe the rest of the world now witnesses what we have seen for 5 years: an empty suit with a teleprompter! His consistent voting ´record´ as state senator ´present´! It´s an empty vessel, no matter how you look at this piece of garbage!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/31/2013 10:42:50 AM     (No. 9499763)

A reminder...the enemy you should be most concerned about is the one who is NOT publicly shouting that they´re about to wage war on you.

Am I the only one unsettled by the eerie quiet after the closing of those 20+ embassies a few weeks ago? Was the threat a ruse, a head fake? I´m beginning to think it wasn´t. And I´m pretty sure they weren´t just talking about blowing up some remote embassy in Nowherestan.

Think about what the top Al Qaeda leaders were conferencing about..."changing the course of history." No. It´s absurd to think they were talking about embassies. They had to be thinking much bigger.

My guess is that they finally have access to one or more nukes. And now they´re planning how and when to use them. Waiting...waiting for just the right moment to use them. Like in retaliation for our strike on another muslim country.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Tomas, 8/31/2013 11:03:14 AM     (No. 9499798)

Obama has stuffed his administration full of political hacks, people who will walk face-first into a wall to advance his domestic political agenda, then turn around and say, "The Republicans put that wall there."

He was leader enough to know he needed people around him who understand history, global relations, economics, science, education... you name it. His people know nothing of this.

Now, we´re all paying the price of have the kindergarteners running the show.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/31/2013 11:12:51 AM     (No. 9499811)

So, Obama is going to bomb Syria because Syria bombed Syria.

´Splain that to me

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mulhaven, 8/31/2013 11:17:28 AM     (No. 9499818)

I believe Dr K got that idea from Victor Davis Hanson, a person who is something a lot more than a TV personality and someone who doesn´t have to calculate everything he says in terms of his favourability rating from the media establishment.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/31/2013 11:38:05 AM     (No. 9499842)

It´s already a proxy war. Syria is a Sunni vs Shia battlefield and much more. Iran, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the gulf states all have strategic interests. There is also a fight for control of oil and natural gas. Throw in Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda and it´s truly a powder keg. I can guess which side Obama comes down on (Turkey and Saudi Arabia) but he needs to either make his case or stand down.

OTOH, I´m not convinced this "chemical attack" was not a Gulf of Tonkin incident. I have no trust in the current leadership and the American people will be the last to know. I´d like to dream we are using a head fake to build up forces to tackle Iran. But then I wake back up.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Franz, 8/31/2013 11:39:43 AM     (No. 9499845)

If Obama miscalculation on Syria could
result in ´major regional war,´ then a major regional war is inevitable. The incomprehensible mess that Obama calls a foreign policy is one miscalculation after another. Heaven help us!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Onehumanbean, 8/31/2013 11:47:11 AM     (No. 9499854)

The fool is a bull in a china shop. Can´t someone grab him by the neck and hold him down?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: trapper, 8/31/2013 12:23:21 PM     (No. 9499906)

"he could spark a ´major regional war.´”

Sigh. For the past five years those in the know on the right, from Rush to Hannity to Coulter to D´Souza to Beck to .... have been crying from the rooftops that Obama is a dangerous statist globalist who hates America. So why do we continue to fall back on old thinking and the expectation that he would conduct foreign policy to promote AMERICAN interests?

Think the unthinkable. What if a major regional war in the middle east is the OBJECTIVE? Chaos. Anarchy. Destruction. Internally, think Egypt, Libya. Externally, Iran and Israel exhaust themselves destroying each other. And out of the conflagration emerges ... the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sure it´s crazy. But nationalizing 17% of the US economy with Obamacare is crazy. Spending and borrowing more than is possible to ever pay back is crazy Throwing open the southern border and giving free passes to illegal alien children is crazy.

Watch Putin. He knows who these people really are, how they think, and what he is seeing. He has the KGB file on each of them.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 8/31/2013 12:36:49 PM     (No. 9499924)

So many articles about the insanity of BHO, the dire warnings of his folly, and the lawlessness of it all. So much sound and fury about his stupidity. Got it, he´s an idiot, he´s dangerous, and he´s destroying America. Got it.
What I am missing is what anyone is going to do about it? Where are our checks and balances, where are our sage leaders that will lead us out of this mess? Silence seems to predominate from our side. Our Speaker of the House squeaks like a helpless little mouse how he is powerless to do anything and sends out letters from the safety of his hole. Our Senators wring their hands because they are a minority which I guess somehow precludes all thought and action of leadership. Fire up the impeachment engine, let him know we mean business if he pulls this stunt; that we won´t wait a day. Use the Court. This is the exclusive power of Congress. Cut him off before he acts. Do something besides sit there watching and pointing fingers. They act like he is the king.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/31/2013 12:58:31 PM     (No. 9499962)

And if this happens the way the good DR. thinks it might, if and when Israel has it´s back to the wall, they will not back down in their use of nuclear weapons. They will do so in order to survive. Of course, that might just what Iran wants so in will bring forth the 12th Caliphate that they so desire.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: absalom, 8/31/2013 1:29:47 PM     (No. 9500005)

We know who Obama is/isn´t. As for Krauthammer, he´s a liberal republican. His comparison of this incident to The Great War is embarrassingly absurd for someone as intellectually pretentious as he is.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/31/2013 1:50:56 PM     (No. 9500033)

BHO is supposed to give a speech on Syria at the Rose garden but is running half hour late. The sad part is that this war is started on a false premise, for it was al-Queda that had Sarin gas escape from one of its storage tunnels by accident, apparently.

After we destroy Syrian infrastructure and Assad falls, who will govern? Why is Israel so quiet about this? And Iran?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/31/2013 2:11:25 PM     (No. 9500059)


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Reply 40 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/31/2013 2:20:45 PM     (No. 9500077)

#39´s link is certainly worth a read.

Detailed? Yes. Accurate? How would I know?

Filed with NPR.AP, and the BBC? Makes you wonder if it will ever be mentioned again.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/31/2013 2:45:01 PM     (No. 9500130)

After seeing Obie´s and Bite Me´s announcement earlier that they have decided they want to launch an attack in Syria, then almost in the same sentence to say, but will "allow" Congress to decide, just illustrates Obie´s timid and unsure approach to leadership, if you want to call his actions as "leadership". Obie decided he wants to combine Syria with the upcoming budget fight so can get him some leverage.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/31/2013 8:07:13 PM     (No. 9500452)

No miscalculation needed. A "major regional war" in the Mideast is just what Obama wants.

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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

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

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

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

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

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

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