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Obama’s Syria move could set up
epic confrontation with Congress

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:FlyRight, 9/1/2013 7:13:33 AM

Barack Obama’s presidency has not been about restraining the powers of the presidency. On major issues both domestic and international — immigration, environmental regulation, the war in Libya, and more — Obama has shown no hesitation to act unilaterally in areas that properly lie within the purview of Congress. But now, the president says that even though he has decided the U.S. should attack the Syrian regime over its use of chemical weapons, he will ask Congress to give him permission to do so. It’s not entirely clear why Obama has decided to exercise restraint now when he has not done

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Fleetusa, 9/1/2013 7:25:35 AM     (No. 9500728)

VJarrette. She will try to make Repubs look bad.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 9/1/2013 7:28:02 AM     (No. 9500729)

He wants to have Congress and the Republicans to blame when it blows up in his face.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232, 9/1/2013 7:48:09 AM     (No. 9500742)

Should COngress vote against attacking Syria, and Obama goes ahead and does it anyway...Congress will do nothing. The house can vote against Obama every day of the week and it means nothing. Reid controls what does and does not come up in the Senate and there will always be 34 democrats that will back the One no matter what.

Frankly, I see Congress authorizing action. Too many Republicans will back military action no matter what. McCain hasn´t seen a foreign policy issue that he doesn´t think cant be resolved with cruise missiles.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chance_232, 9/1/2013 7:48:52 AM     (No. 9500744)

And what happens if the House rejects action and the Senate approves it? What then?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rustycfc, 9/1/2013 7:54:18 AM     (No. 9500748)

barry´s speech was all about him. Count the no. of times I ,my, mine,appears

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Reply 6 - Posted by: southernboy, 9/1/2013 7:59:20 AM     (No. 9500751)

FTA: “...It’s not entirely clear why Obama has decided to exercise restraint now when he has not done so in the past….”

I’m wondering if he received some info about some world-shaking event planned for 9/11 which will justify and legalize his acting without Congressional approval…or will guarantee Congressional approval. Something that will “change his calculus."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: John c, 9/1/2013 8:09:44 AM     (No. 9500757)

Another diversion from the economy and implementation of obamacare next month.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 9/1/2013 8:17:35 AM     (No. 9500764)

Obama wants to punish Assad. It has not been shown or proven that Assad authorized the use of the Chemical Weapon.

BHO thinks his attack on Syria can be totally sterile and that no innocent civilians will be harmed. WRONG THINKING!

There is world precedent to ARREST Assad or declare him a violator of international pacts and laws when the hard evidence is found that he ordered the use of Chemical Weapons.

Then an international tribunal can bring him to justice.

The Nuremburg Tribunal established that.

BHO does not have to unilaterally attack Syria as a whole because its leader committed an international crime.

The USA has not been attacked by Syria.

There is no reason or for the USA to attack Syria.

I have called my states Senators and House Reps. TELLING THEM NOT TO APPROVE.

IF Congress says NO and he orders the strike anyway...Impeachment Proceedings should start immediately .

It has been our policy since our founding to only wage war when the USA or one of its Entities has been attacked by a foreign nation.

Obama does not have "permission" from the UN, NATO nor any of our "former" allies either.

Most of the citizens of the USA are telling him NO.

Again. Obama you are pushing on a rope.

Obama, show some reason and sense. This will not be like a school yard to-do. The whole world will turn against the USA.

I pray this will not happen. Amen.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/1/2013 8:26:34 AM     (No. 9500774)

The only epic confrontation this Congress could have is with their lunch menu. I´ve seen head cheese that these guys could rival as gelatinous, quivering tubs of goo.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/1/2013 8:41:46 AM     (No. 9500795)

Will this flaccid congress stand up to Obama? Not likely.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: udanja99, 9/1/2013 8:49:57 AM     (No. 9500806)

FTA, "It’s not entirely clear why Obama has decided to exercise restraint now when he has not done..."

Au Contraire, it´s entirely clear. He know that he painted himself into that famous corner and looks like an idiot in front of the entire planet. Now he´s looking for a way out and someone else that he can blame for his own stupidity and arrogance.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 9/1/2013 8:58:06 AM     (No. 9500817)

Obama wants somebody to blame if things don´t turn out well for America - when it´s all over. What a feckless, but arrogant, coward.

And the photo this morning on Drudge of Obama squatting over his desk with his shoe on the edge of it.....Is Obama trying to send a message to the American people with all this shoe business? Maybe the disrespect he has for the Oval Office and beyond, or maybe an attitude of "It´s my house and my furniture and I can do to it what I want." God only knows what other reasons he may have.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jglas, 9/1/2013 9:01:10 AM     (No. 9500821)

Why? He could be starting WWIII. He wants to be able to blame the Republicans for it (and they´re stupid enough to authorize it . . . I bet Boehner has already told him he can get a vote for approval).

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/1/2013 9:12:23 AM     (No. 9500836)

"...epic confrontation with Congress".

Ok, so we can expect hours of endless political prattle with folks having really big egos belly-bumping each other next month. For me, I just want one question answered...in public, which is where did these chemical weapons come from? If from Iraq, and I believe this is the case, then W has every right to stand up and tell the left, "my progressive little people and the msm whores, I told you so."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 9/1/2013 9:28:07 AM     (No. 9500857)

What I think happened is Boehner laid down the law in no uncertain terms that if Obama unilaterally attacked Syria that the House would immediately start impeachment proceedings against him. Obama´s foreign policy is nothing but dysfunctional. The whole idea of informing the Syrians that he might launch a "pinprick" attack against certain targets is idiotic. It reminds me of when Bill Klintoon sent missiles against an aspirin factory in Iraq. Nothing but a waste of time and taxpayers money. This is what we get when we elect an inexperienced punk for a pResident. Even our staunch ally the Brits don´t trust him. They know he is a liar.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/1/2013 9:34:40 AM     (No. 9500868)

By bowing to Congress in this matter Obama sets things up so he can also pass off the blame for the failure of ObamaKKKare on Congress.

I think folks can see through that and have a good laugh.

So, what do we do with this guy for the next 3 years? It´s not like he´s lying in there in bed with a paralyzing stroke like Wilson.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/1/2013 9:45:55 AM     (No. 9500884)

Right #2, Obama wants some more "pilots" to join him in the cockpit he wants to slam shut and lock in our faces. Hey McCain and Graham will probably raise their hand, being the good guys they are, lol. He´ll probably attack anyway without Congress approval.

With the slow screw Obama inflicts on the nation, attacking Syria will speed things up quite a bit: from the charges rung up to more attacks on our embassies overseas and worse. All for the wishes of Saudi Arabia and Sunni domination the in Middle East.

Obama must be having a good laugh acting like he can´t decide, as Egypt news fades into oblivion-just the way he wanted it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/1/2013 10:22:35 AM     (No. 9500931)

He evidently was not going to go down alone on this and decide to pull in Congress. He knows darn well they will say no and it will be spun into "those bad Republicans."

The big delay in the confrontation will bring public fatigue via the media and give him time to obfuscate it all by creating diversion here in our contry.

In the meantime Juan Williams can cover for him.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: dman, 9/1/2013 10:23:35 AM     (No. 9500932)

This goes beyond political positioning. Do conservatives want their hands on possibly triggering a regional conflict, or even WWIII? How many more Americans and others will die as a result? Especially when there is no strategic or diplomatic benefit to the USA? Are we now officially the world´s policeman? Where are the other nations in this? Those in Congress who would call themselves conservative must make a stand, as they did against Obamacare.

This is a time for a stand on principle, not political calculus. It´s about the lives of our sons and daughters, not the Emperor´s behind.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: maryc, 9/1/2013 10:28:33 AM     (No. 9500941)

Enough already. He´ doesn´t care. There never have been nor will there ever be consequences for this empty vessel called obama He´s a without any true emotion or sense of humanity.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bamboozle, 9/1/2013 10:32:14 AM     (No. 9500950)

Plan 1:send it to committee in the House and let it die.
Plan 2:all Republicans vote present, or don´t show up for the vote. Let the Democrats own it lock, stock, and barrel.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: harper, 9/1/2013 10:41:34 AM     (No. 9500964)

Usual Dem maneuver: drop a silent, smelly one and quickly leave the room. Blame the Republicans.

Many are sneering at BO´s naive gutlessness, but he is keeping his larger goal, humiliating America, clearly in mind. Whether he can pull off blaming the Republicans for this mess or not, our credibility has been diminished in the despot community. And that alone is a major gain for him.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/1/2013 10:45:06 AM     (No. 9500974)

“An epic confrontation!!??”

Please. That conjures up images of two Titans in a stare down on Mount Olympus. Obama is no Titan, he’s more of a Tiny Tim. And Boehner’s mouthful of marbles act doesn’t exactly make him Titan material either.

Obama voted present, nothing more. And Congress remains a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing (h/t to the Bard).

Can anyone imagine a Churchill or a Reagan behaving like these tools?


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Reply 24 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/1/2013 10:56:16 AM     (No. 9500994)

I was waiting for this.

The MSM and Dems will hang the Republicans with this. Make them own the deaths of women and children. You watch ..

... as soon as (gee, October perhaps?) Congress will say No. and there will be a horrific gas attack and Obama will put the African necklace on the Republicans

Can´t you see it coming?

"We could have prevented these horrific deaths but THE REPUBLICANS wouldn´t let me save them."

Really, you can´t see this coming?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trust No One, 9/1/2013 11:17:18 AM     (No. 9501037)

Yes, I can see it coming and I see that o´s brotherhood friends are the ones doing it all.

They tried to take out a container ship in the Suez wonder what else they have up their grimy sleeves?



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Reply 26 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/1/2013 11:52:30 AM     (No. 9501084)

I know how con-men work and think. Øbama got his fingers burned on this scam- con-men hate that. They will not try again. They flee from such encounters. They only go for the easy marks, the "rubes". When they get caught with their hand in another guy´s pants, they leave town, quickly. Notice how, immediately after his Rose Garden moment, he and Biden left to go golfing! Put it behind him- quickly. Forget it. Move on! Congress can do as it pleases. I doubt seriously Øbama will even lobby for the attack. It was all posturing! Nothing else- and he lost. Now, to find another distraction, that´s the goal. Congress can take the matter up or just let it die a quiet death. Øbama does not want to go there again. On to Russia- and that´s a place he would really rather not go, also. Putin will be gloating. Serious people scare the bee-Jesus out of con-men. I would not be surprised to see Biden get the job after some sort of feigned Presidential "illness".

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/1/2013 12:05:39 PM     (No. 9501098)

BO has realized that when you act unilaterally, as he was planning to do, there is no one else to blame. How do you fix that? Invite someone else to the party. It doesn´t matter what the outcome is, he can now point the finger at Congress and say "It´s their fault!" as he has done so many times in the past. The media will cover for him and he can then walk away from the mess he created.

Yes, foreign leaders will see it for what it is, stupidity and weakness, but BO doesn´t really care about them. It may even give him fodder for the upcoming budget fights and the 2014 elections if the GOP does something stupid.

BO plays small ball, it´s about him and his ideological agenda. It would be nice to win the world but corrupting the US is his first priority.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/1/2013 12:28:10 PM     (No. 9501146)

No, the chemical weapons came from Libya through Benghazi. This is what America was supplying the Rebels with. And, I am not kidding. Obama, got caught and he covered it up. Now he wants to blame Assad to drag America into a war. And oh yes, Kerry is so sure so quick that Syria did the gassing, but a year after Benghazi this incompetent bunch still has no answers for dead Americans.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: owl, 9/1/2013 12:29:39 PM     (No. 9501148)

That´s right #5. And of all people, Kooky-cinish has said Obiewon faces impoeachment if he flies in the face of the Constitution. Only congress has the power to declare war, tho we´ve heard " I " and " Mine " when he said he thot he had the power to use yet another executive order. THIS is likely why he backed off. Impeachment would have been mandatory and his little stroll with whomever was a lesson in what he could face. He was saving his skinny backside, that´s all.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: owl, 9/1/2013 12:40:32 PM     (No. 9501159)

ps # 24, let´s hope the GOPhers see it too. Never let a crisis go to waste should be burned into their skulls by now. That´s why you may be right. The slime has one priority and that´s winning 2014. He´ll use any excuse to get his scandals out of the public eye and forgotten.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 9/1/2013 12:43:32 PM     (No. 9501163)

All of the uncertainty Obozo has created in the Middle East in the past 5yrs. just enforces the Islam belief of the US just being a paper tiger. And it emboldens their urge to attack Americans anywhere and anyway they can. After all, we are the "great satan" that must be destroyed. And Obozo is giving them the ammunition to stir up more and more Muslims. And launching a few missiles into Syria will just ignite more of the same.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 9/1/2013 3:12:10 PM     (No. 9501321)

"Congress won´t let me do what I want to do! But I don´t know what it is I want to do until Congress decides."

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/1/2013 5:47:53 PM     (No. 9501468)

The guy´s a joke...

Here´s what I think....

Gee, ever since this year´s Boston Massacree, I´ve referred to The WON as...
O-Bomber... and his Badministration...

Now, he´s just...

NO-Bomber...
and his NOT-Really-A-Bad-ASS-ministration...

At least for today, or this holiday weekend... or until further notice... and...
We´ll see what actually happens after Zippy gets back to work in the Oral Orifice...

Meanwhile, he´s out on the Golf Course, utilizing... a stiff shaft for...
NO-Bomber´s favorite shot...
The Reggie Wedgie...
Which is probably what caused him to lose all of his balls a long time ago...

And maybe that´s why he´s just a little testy at times...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Grandpa Bill, 9/1/2013 5:56:56 PM     (No. 9501473)

#13, you may be right. I have no confidence in weepy wimpy Boehner.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nmanix, 9/1/2013 7:55:46 PM     (No. 9501582)

The Repubs should vote to authorize the prez to use whatever judgment he sees fit on this matter. That leaves them out of any demonization in the future if things go sour.
Just as with the Democratic view of abortion, the Republicans should state their position as they don´t believe in attacking Syria but the President has a right to do so.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: dman, 9/1/2013 8:00:59 PM     (No. 9501587)

Apologies for a second post, but I must respond to #24´s GOP-think.

If the House votes "no", then #24´s scenario is possible. However, if the House votes "yes", then the scenario I posted in #19 is possible.

Worse yet, Assad (or the rebels - we still don´t know who launched the chemicals) could absorb the strike and launch another attack anyway. Putin would have Assad´s "back". Then, since as detailed in http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=750306: "the president is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate", Obama would be in a box. Raise the ante, or fold. The situation and the threat of escalation could be even worse.

Damned if you do, damned if you don´t.
Blamed if you do, blamed if you don´t.

The Pubs might as well do the right thing for the USA and vote to stay out. Then put the onus on Putin to settle this. (We don´t care who wins in Syria, right?) Let Mr. Putin be the "hero" and keep his naval base, and just stop the bloodshed. Don´t compound the original "red line" mistake.

If it´s Iran you´re really worried about, then deal directly with Iran. Military action there would be justified.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/1/2013 8:10:05 PM     (No. 9501591)

Apologies to Country Joe and the Fish, but this one was entirely too easy:

And it´s one, two, three,

What are we fighting for ?

Don´t ask me, I don´t give a damn,

Next stop is Syria;

And it´s five, six, seven,

Open up the pearly gates,

Well there ain´t? no time to wonder why,

Whoopee! we´re all gonna die.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/1/2013 10:28:55 PM     (No. 9501685)

#6 southernboy, alerts us to an important NUMBER, 9-11 when he writes, "..It’s not entirely clear why Obama has decided to exercise restraint now when he has not done so in the past….I’m wondering if he received some info about some world-shaking event planned for 9/11 which will justify and legalize his acting without Congressional approval…or will guarantee Congressional approval. Something that will “change his calculus."
Thanks for the reminder, SOUTHERNBOY
Bill and Hillary´s Waco family slaughter
was repeated one year later, exatly, at the Murah building in Oklahoma to erase the Waco date. Imagine Nobama knowing about a 9-11 crisis in advance.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: badrad, 9/3/2013 2:00:55 AM     (No. 9503008)

When an executive order won´t do...

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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/4/2014 9:18:12 PM     Post Reply
The author of the Twilight of Abundance, David Archibald, sent an email a few days ago, saying “there is a whole new world coming.” Archibald, who’s an Australian, warns in his book that the world is running out of food, energy and security. Where he differs from Malthus, however, is in arguing that the shortages are the consequence of policy, rather than the inherent limitations of the universe. The world is doing everything it can to run in the opposite direction of abundance because we think we have too much. The West dreads warmer weather, even though warmer weather might

Clinton docs: Lewinsky,
speechwriting and race
Pollitico, by Josh Gerstein    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/29/2014 3:26:29 PM     Post Reply
The Clinton Library took the wraps off another batch of White House documents Friday afternoon, offering new insights into how aides scrambled to address the Monica Lewinsky scandal, how the hot-button issue of race tied the White House staff up in knots and how former President Bill Clinton cast a wide net for advice in advance of his major speeches.The new set of Clinton documents make little mention of then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and so are unlikely to have a major political impact. However, many of the memos were written by or mention aides to Bill Clinton who now hold



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

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
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
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

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
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
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

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive


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