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John Kerry stumbles as he puts
case for Syria attack to Congress

Telegraph [UK], by Raf Sanchez

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 9/3/2013 11:01:44 PM

John Kerry stumbled under pressure from both Democrats and Republicans today as he brought the White House´s case for war in front of Congress for the first time. During a marathon three-hour appearance before the Senate, Mr Kerry at first said US ground forces could be deployed if "Syria imploded" but later insisted there "will be not be American boots on the ground". The US secretary of state also drew bewildered responses from both parties as he insisted that President Barack Obama was "not asking America to go to war", a claim that not even America´s top general seemed prepared

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Crosscut, 9/3/2013 11:11:27 PM     (No. 9504575)

If Obama should put boots on the ground in Syria he´s toast.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/3/2013 11:15:08 PM     (No. 9504580)

If there are any "boots on the ground" in Syria, Obama´s, Kerry´s and Pelosi´s feet better be in them!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/3/2013 11:29:09 PM     (No. 9504594)

This is a continuation of obama´s ARAB Spring trying to get the muslim brotherhood heading the rule of law in these countries. He will return to Egypt after he screws us Syria.

I still have not heard why Syria is so important to US national security.

The Congress needs to read about the contradictions concerning the ones responsible for using chem weapons.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 9/3/2013 11:30:50 PM     (No. 9504598)

Two anti-war politicians just dying to run their own war, their own way now, are Obama and Kerry. Don´t fall for it, Congress!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: badrad, 9/3/2013 11:56:42 PM     (No. 9504624)

Only a very confident people manipulator or an amateur confident of media cover would dare put a war protester in as Sec of State.

Which the funnier figure for historians to marvel over? Will they get it right or will history soon be ended by the needy and greedy and seedy. What a farcical terrifying mess.

If obama had a son (or Kerry) they wouldn´t be in any war, fox hole or Seal team.

Who did get Team 6 killed anyhow? Loose lips and crowing cockerels or their overly stimulated underlings? "we came, we saw. they died" unseemly underlings - total amateur hour.

GOP once again thinks they have to act the part of the grownup but IMO it should be dumped in the lap of the UN. They dither until Iran has nukes...Hey maybe a missile could go off course and take out Iran´s nukes? A little in a war for all of us?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/4/2013 12:22:09 AM     (No. 9504651)

My God! Can the leaders of the so-called "Free World" actually be this stupid?

We are in so much trouble as a nation. If we get through the next three years intact as a people, we can consider it a miracle. I urge eveyrone- this time write letters, write e-mails- make sure congress idiots know how you feel about this. It MUST be stopped!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 9/4/2013 1:43:46 AM     (No. 9504704)

This kinda reminds of an old song about
Whiffin poofs and their intent to honor their Louie with glasses raised on high letting the magic of their singing cast a spell.
the Obets too will Serenade their faint hearted leader while life and voice may last -- then pass and be forgotten like the rest.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 9/4/2013 4:22:35 AM     (No. 9504749)

Proof that paraffin injections eventually reach the brain.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Uno, 9/4/2013 7:04:58 AM     (No. 9504840)

Obama having a discussion with Kerry is proof that the Obamboozler doesn´t have to be on the golf course to be working on his putz!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/4/2013 7:07:39 AM     (No. 9504846)

´Stumble´ isn´t even the word for it. Kerry sounded like the blithering idiot that he is. What does it matter? Congress will vote in Obama´s political cover and the rest is history. They have been had and so have we.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/4/2013 7:11:42 AM     (No. 9504858)

The whole thing is outrageous. Why now? If Obama was so concerned why hasn´t he sent any of the promised arms to the rebels? All he has sent are MREs. This whole thing is a big big stink bomb.

Rand Paul did a great job questioning Kerry. He was asking the questions I wanted answered. This is very off topic, but what´s up with Kerry´s face? Looks like he has had too much Botox. He is getting that ridiculous "mask" look. Such vanity makes him look desperate.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 9/4/2013 7:18:26 AM     (No. 9504873)

As a stumbler, he´s still a rank amateur compared to TRAYZA after that second bottle of Tanqueray.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/4/2013 7:20:39 AM     (No. 9504880)

Hours of boring incoherence and still not a word that demonstrates that Assad had any direct involvement in that particular event (sarin gas in a residential area)

Again, I think all Obama´s crowd wants is a chance to send in some missiles to take out the old Saddam Hussein poison gas they said didn´t exist.

It´s all there in Syria; DOD knows where it´s at, as do the Russians, and the Democrats are tired of lying about the evidence.

They got caught!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Judith, 9/4/2013 7:23:26 AM     (No. 9504885)

This is the man who turned his back on the slaughter of the vietnamese. This is the man who supported handing iraq, afghanistan, libya and egypt to a blood-thirsty bunch of savages dedicated to destroying the USA and all liberty. Yeah, let´s follow him into war.s/o

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Engrpat, 9/4/2013 7:50:46 AM     (No. 9504918)

If I were a betting man I would put money on the Muslim Brotherhood/al Qaeda being behind the use of gas and blaming Assad. They have no problem killing their own as they prove everyday.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MirJoy, 9/4/2013 7:54:24 AM     (No. 9504924)

When the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff chooses not to cover your back, it´s time to chuck it all and retire to the yacht.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rmagnus, 9/4/2013 8:03:33 AM     (No. 9504935)

This man is so confused - he wants to be remembered as a war protester at the same time he is requesting authorization to go to war - he was for peace before he was against it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/4/2013 8:04:55 AM     (No. 9504939)

All while the doddering old fool Captain Queeg plays video poker on his iPhone.

Where is the smoking gun? Kerry says he´s "certain beyond a reasonable doubt". Not good enough. I have zero faith in these "politicians" to get it right. Sharpen your 2014 pitchforks.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/4/2013 8:05:18 AM     (No. 9504941)

Did anyone else notice Mrs. Heinz Kerry, aka Te RAY za , sitting behind him at the hearing? Since when do spouses attend these things?

For someone who accused his fellow servicemen of committing atrocities durig the Vietnam War, who actively and openly engaged with our enemy during the Vietnam War, who thre someone´s medals over the White House fence in portest, who was agiansit Iraq before he was forit or whatever, etc ad nauseum. He has a lot of nerve arguing that we should militarily strike Syria. There´s someting else going on behind the scenes and not for the sake of American morality.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Michimatician47, 9/4/2013 8:11:57 AM     (No. 9504948)

Kerry testified about as clearly as Rachel Jeantel but not as wittily.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fysammy, 9/4/2013 8:13:02 AM     (No. 9504949)

When Kerry couldn´t answer Paul´s questions about assurance that Assad would never use WMD again, Kerry reverted to "it´s a secret" and is classified.

Another example of the ruling class ignoring their bosses.......the American people!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: udanja99, 9/4/2013 8:23:34 AM     (No. 9504966)

Jean Fraud Cary reporting for doody yet again.

It would be funny if it weren´t so dangerous.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dodge boy, 9/4/2013 8:27:43 AM     (No. 9504973)

In re #2, and hillary´s and reid´s and bagel´s, and bite me´s and val jar´s and..............

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Boston Tea Party, 9/4/2013 8:34:12 AM     (No. 9504992)

#11, I think it´s a combination of Botox and too much plastic surgery. He really does look as weird as his thinking process.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JAN, 9/4/2013 8:38:32 AM     (No. 9505000)

This president has unleashed a conflagration in the middle east that has never before been seen.

With each excursion into war he has created a migration of millions upon millions of people. Homeless, starving, dying far from their homeland.

All this in the name of the Arab Spring.

Will the Lord forgive us for electing this monster?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 9/4/2013 8:50:46 AM     (No. 9505027)

And we should believe this guy?

At his confirmation hearing Kerry promised he would run a transparent department and be forth coming. Well what about Benghazi?

Did he have the same cosmologist as Joan Rivers?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: spahrkl, 9/4/2013 8:53:09 AM     (No. 9505034)

Mr. Jane Fonda talking war. Really!

I say the Congress should come up with a tied vote and throw the whole mess back into
the O´s lap.

I´m tired of war. Let the monsters kill each other. As for what will the world think of us, well, Obama has already established the current reputation.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 9/4/2013 8:59:12 AM     (No. 9505049)

Maybe he just wants The Messiah to swoop down on Syria like Genghis Khan.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: fed-up, 9/4/2013 8:59:30 AM     (No. 9505050)

All I could hear yesterday when Kerry talked, was his testimony in the 70´s about attacks on the poor VC. My how times have changed. To have these 2 trying to convince the country that war is now "good" and see the dimmits try to agree is amusing, if it werent for the fact that dangerous people will be left in charge no matter what happens with the attacks.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 9/4/2013 9:03:29 AM     (No. 9505058)

We´ve already had boots on the ground FOR Al Queda in Syria. They were in Benghazi running weapons of war to them. American "boots on the ground" have already died for Al Queda in Syria.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/4/2013 9:16:05 AM     (No. 9505081)

Can you imagine Hagel, in the midst of a ground war, trying to explain things the way Rummy so adeptly could? This is a serious joke, and it´s on us.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/4/2013 9:37:10 AM     (No. 9505123)

When Rand Paul began lighting into him we switched to CSPAN to get split screen to see Kerry. Kerry began shuffling papers and became seemingly flustered, began taking notes like a crazed secretary. Kerry has this new buzz phrase, "less than safe". Mr Paul queried Kerry about the potential ramifications/opening up the can of worms by attacking Syria. Kerry then began making these grandiose, chest beating points and pointed his big Lurch index finger at Paul in a paternalistic/threatening manner. When the Joint Chiefs of staff passed on an assist, it was the best laugh of the day.

Looks like Bob Corker of Tennessee and Lurch are really good friends. Good to know Corker is on his side, /s off.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 9/4/2013 10:01:11 AM     (No. 9505162)

I was against Kerry before I was against him.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 9/4/2013 10:11:29 AM     (No. 9505192)

You mean that they didn´t just melt when he invoked the name of his magic anti-hero, Jenjis Khan?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/4/2013 10:11:51 AM     (No. 9505193)

He was having flashbacks of running away from the fight in Vietnam...

It´s hard being a COWARD!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/4/2013 10:28:47 AM     (No. 9505263)

It was interesting seeing Kerry trying to backtrack on his hypothetical about the possibility of putting boots on the ground. He kept coming back to his gaff and trying to make it "perfectly clear" this would not happen. Oh yeah!!
The "let me reassure you" phrase didn´t convince anyone either. He must have stayed awake all night kicking himself.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 9/4/2013 11:06:17 AM     (No. 9505364)

An effect of senility is that life-long principles are reversed, often awkwardly.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/4/2013 11:39:05 AM     (No. 9505444)

Everything going wrong today is all about a crazed impersonator, uncredentialed, faker,
who is about to go over a cliff carrying all
the other fakers with him. But, wait this Washington greed monopoly is a war machine, and that is the way out of this Benghazi IRS NSA alien anti gun fake QE2 money fake voting ID multi chaos. This power hell is the creation of the impersonator aided and abetted 24/7 by a royal court of cancerous sick Washington supporters, a team of lying
indoctrinators called news actors and the demented press, the world´s most evil clique
We are in big trouble like never before.

the low calibre of a Kerry, a Rubio, A Mc Cain, a Pulglosi, a Bohener & Cantor, a Reid
These people are the lowest rung of soceiety

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bmw50, 9/4/2013 11:47:23 AM     (No. 9505462)

It´s those dang details that trip up the Democrats.
Detials like, who is going to keep track of the stockpiles of nerve gas and how do keep them out of the hands of the hands of Islamic terrorists? Is there any plan for anything? Is this going to flip the balance of power to the rebels who are no better that Assad? Who are these rebels anyway?

Our country is being run by idiots elected and appointed by idiots. We are so in trouble.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Butch59, 9/4/2013 12:28:37 PM     (No. 9505534)

Are we beginning to see the Book of Revelation come true? Is Obozo the Anti-Christ that was told of? Are the end times beginning? When I see and read about all that is happening in the Middle East, which encompasses what is termed the Holy Lands, I begin to wonder. No, I´m not making any prediction, just wondering. And the rest of the world isn´t in great shape either.


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Reply 41 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/4/2013 12:50:09 PM     (No. 9505566)

The Not-So-Swift... Dumb-Boat...
Tries to essplain U.S. Dumb-Boat diplomacy...

Formulated on behalf of...
Dumb-BO...
The Big Ears in the White Hutt with the Brown-Stain...

Not a pretty picture...
Perhaps TOTUS should have testified instead...
Couldn´t have done any worse...

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Reply 42 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/4/2013 1:41:22 PM     (No. 9505622)

" will be not be American boots on the ground".

Knowing how Obama operates ,
this could definitely become a
" it depends on the meaning of boots " type situation.
And we all know that there are already Americans on the ground in Syria .
August 1, 2012 :
" President Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to get rid of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and his government.
Obama´s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence ´finding´,
broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad."

I don´t know which was more disconcerting.
Kerry´s botched facial surgery or his inability to give any kind of rational explanation
for Barry´s desire to start WWIII.



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Reply 43 - Posted by: Distorted, 9/4/2013 2:37:49 PM     (No. 9505673)

Secretary of State Humbug demands we use weapon systems he voted in each and every case to not fund.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 9/4/2013 3:22:23 PM     (No. 9505708)

John Fraud Kerry now says "it will cost the US nothing, Saudi Arabia has guaranteed him that they will pay the full price for the US military operation in Syria to take out Assad". What? Since when does the US military act as mercenaries for foreign governments (especially who are not our friends)? Is this man on acid? If Saudi Arabia wants Assad gone, they can put their sandals on the ground.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: shurnuff, 9/4/2013 3:46:10 PM     (No. 9505732)

Maybe you missed this: He did say "no boots on the ground," followed by this disclaimer in the same sentence: "for this civil war...."

Never trust a democrat to not leave some wiggle room.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: reilly, 9/4/2013 5:00:23 PM     (No. 9505821)


"Face plant," you say? More like a LONG face plant.


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U.S. senators told MailOnline during a weekend presidential candidate cattle-call that Attorney General Eric Holder´s credibility is on its last legs, that he owes one Republican lawmaker an apology, and that it´s time for his exit if he won´t indict a corrupt Obama administration official Holder has frayed the GOP´s collective nerves in the past two years, presiding over what they see as a wall of silence that impedes congressional oversight and gives a middle finger to legislators´ lawful subpoenas for tens of thousands of documents. [Snip] If Holder refuses Congress´ demand to indict her, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told MailOnline,



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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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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