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John McCain: Syria ‘no’ vote
would be ‘catastrophic’

Politico, by Reid J. Epstein

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Posted By:earlybird, 9/3/2013 8:26:19 AM

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday that it would be “catastrophic” if a use-of-force resolution against Syria fails to pass Congress. “A rejection of this resolution would be catastrophic, not just for him but for the institution of the presidency and the credibility of the United States,” McCain said after meeting with President Barack Obama. Yet McCain said he has not yet been persuaded to support Obama’s Syria proposal because the president has yet to outline his plan of attack against the Assad regime.

Comments:
Another camera and mic he couldn´t resist.

Charlie McCarthy to Obie´s Edgar Bergen?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 9/3/2013 8:32:47 AM     (No. 9503246)

Somewhere there´s an Old Folks Home missing a resident. McCain-- an assurance of dissonance.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 9/3/2013 8:33:20 AM     (No. 9503247)

To whom? Why McCain himself. After all he saves the country every time he "reaches across the aisle".

To advocate congressional support of an attack, then not have that support pass would expose him and his GOP mistress in the senate as the useless hacks they are.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 9/3/2013 8:34:46 AM     (No. 9503252)

What #2 said!

AZ and SC - PLEASE don´t send these guys back again. We simply can´t afford it any longer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/3/2013 8:35:52 AM     (No. 9503254)

John McCain has the dubious ability of being on the wrong side of every issue. Quite an accomplishment there, John. And who can forget your little friend, Lindsay? We are being sucked into a war with real armies. Can´t you see that?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 9/3/2013 8:36:12 AM     (No. 9503255)

Why is McCain trying to pull Big Ears fat out of the fire? I say Obama made this mess with his ineptitude and disrespect for the American people. He made his bed, now let him lay in it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 9/3/2013 8:38:15 AM     (No. 9503259)

John, I think if you check you´ll find out the credibility of the U.S. in the world probably isn´t going to be hurt by a "no" vote. Rather than having this administration limp along and further damage our nation, let´s just go ahead and bite the catastrophic bullet, shall we?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/3/2013 8:38:51 AM     (No. 9503261)

I don´t understand all the criticism of McCain, remember he´s a Republican, and the establishment favorite Chris Christie has told us we must win to Govern. s/o

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lydwho, 9/3/2013 8:39:15 AM     (No. 9503262)

Lindsay and this joker are good examples of why we need term limits!!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: reilly, 9/3/2013 8:39:44 AM     (No. 9503263)


Our local liberal rag newspaper had a picture of McCain and Ms. Lindsey Graham above the Congress war story today. Setting them up for the fall once again.




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Reply 10 - Posted by: ricktutt, 9/3/2013 8:46:06 AM     (No. 9503277)

Just sit down and shut up John!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pros7767, 9/3/2013 8:51:57 AM     (No. 9503286)

Wasn´t it McCain who stood by the rebels in Egypt during the Arab Spring? How´d that work out, John?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NancyD, 9/3/2013 8:53:24 AM     (No. 9503291)

However attacking Syria could also be "catastrophic".

IF we had a STRONG President, I would probably think otherwise.

We have a President who spies on US Citizen´s, rubbishes through our tax files, listens to our phone calls and does nothing with an rogue IRS, NSA, TSA, etc..

Frankly, I do not trust our Gov´t at all. I find myself holding my comments to myself due to concerns about being followed and targeted. We aren´t supposed to fear our gov´t. But I can´t trust them with anything.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40, 9/3/2013 8:54:51 AM     (No. 9503294)

´Catastrophe´ has already struck the Office of the Presidency. Not once but twice. I don´t see anything worse happening that hasn´t already.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kjack, 9/3/2013 8:55:27 AM     (No. 9503296)

Support a resolution that is being rewritten by Democrats with no Republican input (Obamacare with bombs) - what could go wrong?

No thanks, Senator.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 9/3/2013 8:56:44 AM     (No. 9503299)

This ignorant old fool is a curse on our nation. Every position he takes is against our interests and in the interests of the left and Obama. He is the exact reason we are under the yoke of Obama.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Refried, 9/3/2013 8:58:33 AM     (No. 9503303)

Major dittos to what poster #8 said!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 9/3/2013 9:08:08 AM     (No. 9503320)

No, you blood-thirsty old man. In you world,
"catastrophic" would be if you had to go home to live with your wife. May the Good Lord save us from war-mongering Republican fools like McCain and Miss Lindsey.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 9/3/2013 9:08:40 AM     (No. 9503322)

God forbid that McCain would miss out on a war somewhere. Some old sailors don´t die or fade away, either, unfortunately.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Quigley, 9/3/2013 9:10:43 AM     (No. 9503324)

Iraq was a real platform by which the ME could have been restructured if that is possible but it would have taken decades.

The current regime only wanted it to fail and be hung around Bush´s neck.

Now this regime wants a quick fix to declare an operation successful and then move on to another photo opp victory.

This kind of crassness is harvesting cynicism. But this crowd said the US should not be a leader among nations just one of many. So here we are.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: snapper451, 9/3/2013 9:17:21 AM     (No. 9503330)

These two fools have stepped forward as if they were the soul and conscience of the Republican Party since the election loss. Who, other than the MSM, appointed them? It is troubling that the Speaker and Minority Leader in the Senate, as well as the RNC Chairman have allowed them to be center stage on every issue. Sorry for the sports analogy, but they are not our best players, why are they even on the field, they both should be retired ASAP. I still insist a "no" vote is best for America and will further confirm the "lame duck" status of the Muslim Brotherhood´s man in Washington.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/3/2013 9:22:20 AM     (No. 9503339)

No Jonny Boy. If one drop of American blood is spilt over this civil war, that would be ´catastrophic´. We didn´t do squat the last time gas was used. We didn’t do anything when artillery was used against civilians. And we sure s Hades don´t need to get involved in a Syrian civil war. We are not the arbiters of civil war outcomes.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 9/3/2013 9:25:49 AM     (No. 9503348)

mccain, who asked you? The answer is - - - democrats. When the old press wants a quote critical of the GOP, they can count on mccain and graham.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: CEP, 9/3/2013 9:26:48 AM     (No. 9503351)

It isn´t the presidency that has lost credibility it is Obama that has lost credibility. Our country is much stronger than Obama and will survive, if people like you and Ms. Lindsey weren´t such lapdogs to Obama. Call Obama out it is in the interest of our country. That is what is important.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: tsquare, 9/3/2013 9:28:04 AM     (No. 9503354)

Is this what passes for testosterone losses in the aging?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 9/3/2013 9:30:57 AM     (No. 9503356)

The last time we tried to do a war run by political incompetents in D.C. we got Vietnam.
Of all the people in the world who you think would have learned this lesson, McCain would top that list.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: shalimar, 9/3/2013 9:32:02 AM     (No. 9503359)

Wish this Drama Queen would get off the stage already.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bubby, 9/3/2013 9:32:03 AM     (No. 9503360)

Now I know I´m right in opposing the bombing. Anytime that old fool McCain says something is "catastropic" just do the opposite. He also said we had nothing to fear from an obama presidency. Good grief he is always wrong!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/3/2013 9:34:21 AM     (No. 9503364)

McCain, pay attention! What the USA does or does not do in Syria is meaningless to 99.99999% of US citizens. Getting involved there with obama calling the shots would be the real catastrophe. You and the rest of Congress should be concentrating of getting rid of obamacare. Do your job!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/3/2013 9:34:50 AM     (No. 9503365)

It´s all about the gas......

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jimmiet, 9/3/2013 9:35:38 AM     (No. 9503368)

Look at the roster of American ´leaders´ then tell me the world takes us seriously. There are not 10 such people in Washington that reasonable people would follow out of a burning building!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Tusker, 9/3/2013 9:37:01 AM     (No. 9503370)

Mr. Stockholm Syndrome is a dottering old fool. Leave Syria the hell alone to destroy itself however it wants. Give Bow- Boy the boot.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mathman, 9/3/2013 9:37:37 AM     (No. 9503371)

Credibility? How does the illegal immigrant in the Oval Office have any credibility?
Somewhere a Senior Citizen Home is missing an occupant.
"Neck deep in the Big Muddy, and the big fool says to press on."
I hope I do not tread on any royalties by quoting from the Smothers Brothers.
Is there a Syria plan? How do two parties, each seeking to out-Muslim one another, resolve into a democracy?
So Assad used sarin gas on his own people. So what? Stalin and Mao used genocide on their own people. What´s the big deal? So there are millions of displaced Syrians? What happened in Africa, to which we turned a blind eye? Remember the Tutsi and the Hutu?

The catastrophe which I perceive is to the Old-Guard RINO brigade. Those who wish to stave off the Tea Party, because the Tea Party resonates with the voters, desperately need to circle the wagons around Ø. He is their meal ticket for remaining in office.

Just vote out all the RINOs. It is simple.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: joew9, 9/3/2013 9:46:54 AM     (No. 9503387)

A No vote would be catastrophic for Obama and for the country´s international respect. But a yes vote would also be catastrophic for Obama and the country´s international respect and in my opinion, worse. Obama´s ineptness has painted us into this horrible corner. So might as well take the easiest way out which is to not attack. At least it would save bombs and probably not kill innocent people.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: dman, 9/3/2013 9:53:07 AM     (No. 9503395)

Best "endorsement" I can think of for a "no" vote. Whatever McCain recommends, vote the other way.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 9/3/2013 9:57:41 AM     (No. 9503403)

Sun City management please open the windows in his cottage, air out the place, sweep the floors,and tidy up because he be comin´ home soon.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/3/2013 10:05:54 AM     (No. 9503413)

Assad out-parses Obama, basically challenging Obama to prove he ORDERED the attack. Kerry claims he can prove there WAS an attack, but knows he can´t prove who ORDERED it. So, Obama rattles his saber, does his Mr Tough Guy speech, and then fades into the background...but not before tossing the hot potato over to the GOP stooges who will fight one another catching it to prove to the world how wonderful and caring they are. They´ll end up being despised and labeled warmongers.
Obama may be LHAO over the stoopidity of the GOP, but Assad is laughing his off at how easy it was to goad Obama.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mermer, 9/3/2013 10:09:44 AM     (No. 9503419)

What a drama queen!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 9/3/2013 10:10:03 AM     (No. 9503420)

It´s clear from the 34 posts so far that McCain is a bur under our saddle. He loves it, the democrat monsters love it, and the mainstream media loves it. What a stupid little troll of a man he is.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: maggie2u, 9/3/2013 10:17:11 AM     (No. 9503436)

So far, Meghan McCain has kept her mouth shut about this. Probably because if she backed her father, everyone would tell her to shut up and enlist to be the first in line for the fighting.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: rochow, 9/3/2013 10:20:25 AM     (No. 9503441)

Would that be the same McCain fool who was just in Egypt pleading ´de bro hood´s´ case?? He sounds like a idiot whenever he opens his mouth. Can´t his state toss him out for utter incompetence? McCain join the Dem party, you have never, ever been a Republican other when seeking higher office!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/3/2013 10:26:07 AM     (No. 9503447)

Show the Obama McCain team the door. The American people need to assert sovereignty over their lives, and ignore these fools.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: jglas, 9/3/2013 10:39:59 AM     (No. 9503470)

If our credibility depends on deposing Assad for using chemical weapons he probably didn´t use and putting the Muslim Brotherhood, who probably did use chemical weapons in a false flag operation to get the US involved, in charge of Syria then I say we remain not credible. Killing people and putting tyrants in power for the sake of appearances is not a good way to go,

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 9/3/2013 10:40:15 AM     (No. 9503471)

I feel vindicated. McCain´s behavior is o more that what one can expect from the man I labeled an old fashioned authoritarian rather than a conservative back in 2008. He´s be a good fit in the late 19th century House of Lords.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: faldo, 9/3/2013 10:41:21 AM     (No. 9503473)

Does the new Batman movie still need a Penguin...?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 9/3/2013 10:44:16 AM     (No. 9503475)

...then..."no"...it is.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: lylacat, 9/3/2013 10:45:21 AM     (No. 9503478)

Has John McCain gone senile? What is wrong with this man. He has to go, and he can take John Boehner with him.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 9/3/2013 10:47:44 AM     (No. 9503487)

I just cannot stand seeing him or Lindsey on TV any more. They are the poster boys for term limits. Please AZ and SC, recall these two and put them in an insane asylum. No, wait, better yet - jail for treason to the United States of America and its Constitution.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 9/3/2013 10:57:04 AM     (No. 9503500)

Mr. McCain. I no longer trust nor believe you.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/3/2013 11:17:00 AM     (No. 9503526)

How about we stop allowing ourselves to be the puppet of the Saudis and connect the stinking pipe to Canada and frack the begeeezes out of our shale and drill like our lives depend on it. Are our politicians to timid to act in our nations behalf or too well compensated to do otherwise!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/3/2013 11:27:14 AM     (No. 9503544)

The only person a no vote would be catastrophic for would be John McCain and Obama. The military he claims to love would be relieved I would think.

McCain needs to remember that war is not a Sunday picnic.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: lancelink1, 9/3/2013 11:32:37 AM     (No. 9503554)

Mr. McCain, thank you for your service to our country as a Naval pilot and elected official.

But now is the time for you to sit down, cease talking and have some more Jello.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 9/3/2013 11:32:44 AM     (No. 9503555)

McCain was a hero in Vietnam, but today, not so much. In fact, not at all. His views are contrary to his party´s and he should change parties so that his views represent the party he is enrolled in.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 9/3/2013 11:37:44 AM     (No. 9503569)

We´re stuck with him until 2016. As an AZ Republican, I must admit that I voted him back to the Senate 3 times. No more, regardless of who his opponent is.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/3/2013 11:41:21 AM     (No. 9503574)

McPain...Arizona is missing their key idiot...GO HOME!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Trust No One, 9/3/2013 11:41:50 AM     (No. 9503575)

Copy of post I made on another thread. I need to try to cleanse my soul by posting again.


Every time I hear or even see this old fogey, coot fool all I can think is ......


What IF he had actually become president!!!

EEK!

AND I actually voted for HIM!!

EEK, EEEK and more EEEK





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Reply 56 - Posted by: alecto2, 9/3/2013 11:47:16 AM     (No. 9503592)

We´ve just heard from the Prince Bandar wing of the Republican party.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: hoosier-luger, 9/3/2013 12:36:55 PM     (No. 9503708)

When we get our energy-house in order, we will longer need Arab oil. They will then need to worry about our destroying their oil. We will then no longer need to worry about more 9-11´s.

In the interim, those who think that we should dictate to other countries what government they must have should be required by the rest of us(a) to pay for it themselves, and (b) to give their own lives for their "humanitarian" philosophy.

As for Syria, it has nothing that we presently want or need.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/3/2013 1:29:50 PM     (No. 9503836)

John McCain aka: Francis Queeg has been wrong on just about every issue in the last few years, what does that tell you?

Obama unnecessarily sending the decision to bombard Syria to the Congress, when he says that he did not have to do that, is designed to defect as much blame from himself as possible and create a political crutch for Obama with which to blame and hit the wimpy Republicans over the head with, starting when the collateral damage and unintended consequences start appearing in the international and liberal US media especially up through the run-up to the 2014 election.

No worry the wimpy Republicans can then make amends by going along with Obama, as he and the liberal Democrats attempt to bring a million or so mostly poor Syrian Muslim refugees into the USA, recognizing that the vast majority of them would morph into future liberal Democrat voters when eligible in the years ahead.



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Cybersecurity Scare, Matters
Businessweek, by Joshua Brustein    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/9/2014 2:00:42 PM     Post Reply
Another day, another terrifying computer security vulnerability. A hole in a widely used encryption technology has given hackers a way to infiltrate many of the world’s largest websites and download sensitive information from their servers without leaving a trace. The problem, dubbed Heartbleed, has existed for two years, but was recently discovered by researchers at Google, setting off a scramble to fix it. Trying to track new security vulnerabilities can be dizzying, but here’s why this one is worth paying attention to: It affects services you use. The problem is a shortcoming of OpenSSL, which is supposed to protect,

UN finding on climate change
is just a bunch of hot air,
new report claims
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/8/2014 5:09:13 PM     Post Reply
A U.N.-commissioned panel says climate change is hurting the growth of crops, affecting the quality of water supplies and forcing wildlife to change the way it lives – but what if it’s all just smoke and mirrors? A new report from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), written by an international collection of scientists and published by the conservative Heartland Institute, claims just that, declaring that humanity´s impact on climate is not causing substantial harm to the Earth. (Snip)The panel of scientists says human impact on the global climate is small, changing temperatures are within a historic scope

Arrest Made After LAPD Motorcycle
Officer Critically Hurt in Crash
KNBC-TV [Los Angeles], by Willian Avila*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/7/2014 12:17:06 PM     Post Reply
A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after her vehicle struck a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer from behind at a red light, leaving him pinned between two vehicles Saturday, officials said. The officer was waiting for the traffic light at Saticoy Street and Lankershim Boulevard (map) about 5:30 p.m. when an SUV rear-ended him, according to the LAPD. The officer was pinned between the SUV and the vehicle in front of him. The officer was in a medically-induced coma in critical but stable condition at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills

MH37O: Angus Houston confirms
signal detected by Ocean Shield are
consistent with black box
News.com [Australia], by Jennifer Rajca*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/7/2014 11:28:59 AM     Post Reply
IN A major development in the search for MH370, Angus Houston has confirmed the Ocean Shield has detected signals consistent with aircraft black boxes, describing the lead as the most promising yet. Air Chief Marshal Houston called the development significant, saying “this is the most promising lead, probably in the search so far, it’s probably the best information we’ve had”. The search coordinator told reporters more signals have been detected by a towed pinger locator deployed by the Australian vessel Ocean Shield. “Today, I can report some very encouraging information which has unfolded over the last 24 hours,” he told



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

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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