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Kerry: Turn Over Your
Chemical Weapons Now or Face
… “Unbelievably Small” Consequences

Slate, by Joshua Keating

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Posted By:FlyRight, 9/10/2013 6:46:07 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry’s case for a U.S. strike in Syria seems to rest on two assumptions. One, that it is a crucial test for U.S. national security and the values of the civilized world comparable to the rise of Nazi Germany. Two, that it’s not really a big deal.Over the weekend, Kerry described the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons as “our Munich moment,” telling an audience in France, "This is not the time to be silent spectators to slaughter. … This is not the time to send a message where doing nothing is far more risky than

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/10/2013 6:49:59 AM     (No. 9513871)

Kerry is the biggest joke to ever hit the State Department.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/10/2013 6:52:41 AM     (No. 9513879)

When blithering idiots are the norm, disaster follows. And that is exactly what we elected.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Live Free or Die!, 9/10/2013 6:55:40 AM     (No. 9513883)

Doofus.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: radvet1, 9/10/2013 6:56:21 AM     (No. 9513884)

Kerry has spent his life sucking up to peaceniks. He is totally faking everything Obama tells him to say. He has proven he will say anything the higher ups in the Dem party tell him to say but I think he spoke without the puppetmaster the other day.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 9/10/2013 6:58:28 AM     (No. 9513888)

America now has an itsy bitsy teeny weeny presidency.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 9/10/2013 7:00:10 AM     (No. 9513891)

Only from the Unbelievably small minds of this administration...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/10/2013 7:04:02 AM     (No. 9513897)

Obama needed another willing dupe to represent his idiocy to the world. No one is better suited for it than John Kerry - except for maybe Susan Rice. Now if they can just cajole that rascally Assad into giving up Saddam Hussein´s gift of chemical weapons, they can all resume slaughtering each other with conventional weapons and Kerry can go back to attending cocktail parties and pretending to be European.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Historybuff, 9/10/2013 7:17:23 AM     (No. 9513912)

". . . like a monkey with a grenade. . . "

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Qotw, 9/10/2013 7:26:43 AM     (No. 9513921)

Remember Bush´s "Shock and Awe" promise?. Nobody laughed then. Now we have come down to "Unbelievably Small." We are the laughingstock of the world.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Crosscut, 9/10/2013 7:35:03 AM     (No. 9513931)

These incompetent boobs in the White House are going to get even more American citizens killed. It is time for the Joint Chiefs to perform a coup.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/10/2013 7:48:28 AM     (No. 9513955)

Kerry has always had such an exalted opinion of himself (Don´t you know who I am?).

Now the whole world knows exactly who/what he is. Cosmic justice.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/10/2013 7:57:00 AM     (No. 9513971)

A friend exclaimed, "Kerry is acting like an idiot!" I assured her is is not an act.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: mrduc, 9/10/2013 8:03:41 AM     (No. 9513984)

Campaigner 0bama said he wanted to let the UN to make these decisions and that he wanted to lead from behind. Who know he was such a war hawk.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/10/2013 8:09:52 AM     (No. 9513997)

Everyone and everything about this Administration is small except for Michelle´s... oh never mind.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Really?, 9/10/2013 8:17:40 AM     (No. 9514004)

Unbelievably foolish man.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40, 9/10/2013 8:31:02 AM     (No. 9514029)

Talk loudly and cary a twig!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/10/2013 8:37:56 AM     (No. 9514041)

A great "out" for all involved Assad forks over a couple bottles of Clorox and we call it a day. Obama can get his crayons back from Michelle sans red, Assad (not sure I´m allowed to replace the ad with hat) can claim he captured the offending materials from the rebels and Putin can get his Nobel prize and resume his outdoor adventures in various states of undress.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 9/10/2013 8:42:18 AM     (No. 9514048)

“Say there Stranger, is that an unbelievably, exceptionally, extremely, incredibly, extraordinarily small, tiny, petite, diminutive, miniature, undersized weapon of hardly any at all destruction whatsoever in your pocket, handbag or purse or are you just a wee bit, rather, somewhat, to some extent happy but not overly happy to see me?”

- Johnny Rough-and-Tumble, Yet Always-the-Gentleman Kerry


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Aria, 9/10/2013 9:05:57 AM     (No. 9514090)

Well....not that they intended it to work out this way but zero et al can now claim they got Syria to hand over all the chemical weapons and we didn´t have to fire a single shot.

They will call it a great victory for their diplomacy.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/10/2013 9:06:36 AM     (No. 9514092)

Pathetically, progressives are proud of men like Obama and Kerry who by their dithering amd absurd posturing actually encourage the bad guys of the world. They would much rather this country take a backseat than deal with the evil that is ever present. Putin saw an opportunity to elevate Russia´s status and diminish ours and took it. Obama and Kerry are probably glad the pressure is off of them.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 9/10/2013 9:09:49 AM     (No. 9514099)

The atomic bomb we dropped on Hiroshima was nicknamed ´´Little Boy´´. I like 1940s sensibilities better than today´s.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/10/2013 9:23:08 AM     (No. 9514127)

Wow. Facing unbelievably small consequences apparently shook Assad to his very core and he has agreed to turn over his chemical weapons. Our Mr Tough Guy just averted WW3 by drawing his red line and then, at the last minute, he saw an opportunity to save the world and co-broker peace. What a crock.
This latest Obamadrama was just another 1 of his drummed up crisis ploys which require immediate action to avoid catastrophic, dire consequences. You know, like we had to pass healthcare before thousands more die, or another QE before our economy collapses or or or or.
And such convenient timing, too! He´s already got airtime, and the world´s attention. Expect another Me-Me-Me Savior-of-the Planet speeches outlining his uncanny diplomatic skills. And, oh. As we head into an election year the Demos can suddenly brag about his strong leadership skills.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mizzmac, 9/10/2013 9:26:54 AM     (No. 9514138)

Now sit back and watch our unbelievably small POTUS try to take a victory lap after being handed his hat by Putin. (I set it up; I told Kerry what to say; I told Vlad to lead from the front...) And the media will nod like bobble heads that Mr. Unbelievably Small deserves the credit he assigns himself.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Grateful, 9/10/2013 9:34:29 AM     (No. 9514153)

Each new frame of the Obama foreign policy train wreck video convinces me that J. F´n Kerry was brought on to be SoS to add gravitas to the resume of PIAPS, the former SoS. Can there be any other reason that seems plausible?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/10/2013 9:34:40 AM     (No. 9514154)

Unbelievably small like their brains.
Why didn´t he just say we would launch a firecracker and Roman candle attack?
We have a dangerous, peacenik, low IQ doofus as Sec. of State.
The face of Easter Island has spoken.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/10/2013 9:38:23 AM     (No. 9514156)

Kerry is just Washington DC´s law of natural selection. Peacenik becomes Hawk... I don´t think he´s scaring anyone except his wife who bugged out to Mexico.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 9/10/2013 9:41:22 AM     (No. 9514162)


...And if you don´t comply, we might send Dennis Rodman to visit you.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: Hoosier, 9/10/2013 9:45:12 AM     (No. 9514169)

"Kin ah git me a huntin´ license?"

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 9/10/2013 9:58:51 AM     (No. 9514211)

The only reason to appoint Jon Cary as SOS that I can think of is to make Hillary! look good.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 9/10/2013 10:04:48 AM     (No. 9514223)

Obama says give up the weapons (pull and pray) or you´ll get something unbelievably small (just the tip). Hope and change!

But seriously, will Syria have to pay Russia a restocking fee?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/10/2013 10:05:41 AM     (No. 9514226)

Kerry is just utilizing play-skool speak, so their cartoon-watching anti-war base can understand and be more accepting. Nothing more than a little boo-boo that bactine and a band-aid won´t resolve.

Do something or shut up and sit down Kerry, you loser. BTW you might want to talk to your, ahem, boss from time to time to avoid misspeaking in public. Your plastic surgery didn´t help your looks.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Arby, 9/10/2013 10:13:27 AM     (No. 9514247)

What do the mathematicians say? Kerry is to the PIAPS as Barry is to Jimmuh.

We should call Fauxbama´s the ´race to the bottom´ administration.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/10/2013 10:16:25 AM     (No. 9514255)

I´m surprised you don´t get it.
0 is playing JFK and Putin is playing K in Cuban Missile Crisis Part II! And this will be finessed in the same exact way that the CMC was.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/10/2013 10:22:16 AM     (No. 9514266)

Kerry doth like to orate for sure, hoping for Churchillian strains, no doubt. A Little competitiveness going on there with you know who.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ocjim, 9/10/2013 10:29:03 AM     (No. 9514278)

The Middle East respects the strong horse. Looking at us today they see only a talking horse.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/10/2013 10:32:41 AM     (No. 9514287)

Please, John. Go sailing. In the fog. During bad weather. Alone.

Please.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: lana720, 9/10/2013 10:43:22 AM     (No. 9514301)

"Unbelievably small," refers to his what?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: PageTurner, 9/10/2013 10:47:53 AM     (No. 9514308)

I´m going to hurl.

It´s come to this.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: little guy, 9/10/2013 11:15:05 AM     (No. 9514353)

Yeah, we´re going to drop marshmallows on Damascus if you don´t stop your bad behavior! Or maybe our white African president could challenge Assad to a three minute pillow fight --- with Putin as a referee making sure there´s no biting or scratching? And Kerry will hold his breath until the end. So there!

Every parent knows you don´t threaten your kids with senseless comments. "If you do that again, I´ll break your neck!" doesn´t scare any teenager. However, "If you don´t clean your room or come home after 11 or even flunk geometry, I´m not giving you any allowance for a month and I´m not driving you to the mall!" is something enforceable and believable. Our girly-man President never learned that as he never had a real playground fight in his life.

Game --- Set _-- Match, Putin.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: owl, 9/10/2013 11:38:29 AM     (No. 9514395)

" Kin ah git me a huntin´ license here ? ". But this latest quote really had me laughing. And the photo that accompanies with him squeezing his fingers. You can´t make this stuff up. Biden may be King, but the whole lot is embarrassing.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/10/2013 12:03:41 PM     (No. 9514424)

Just think. If it weren´t for Ohio, Kerry would have been President in 2004. Another: Bush barely won either of his elections; Barry won both of his elections comfortably in the electoral college. Another one: Barry is at 45% approval now on several polls including Rasmussen. At this time in 2005, the first year of Bush´s second term, Bush slipped below 40 and would continue the slide all the way until the end of his term. The culprit in 2005? Bush´s so-called ´non-response to Katrina.´ This is the American electorate. Screw up in Syria, Benghazi, IRS scandals, NSA eavesdropping- all adds up to 45% approval. Wow-he´s really tanking! s/o For those who think a ´true conservative´ like Ted Cruz could actually win the Presidency with this kind of electorate, do not risk actual money on your predictions.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/10/2013 12:18:21 PM     (No. 9514453)

He was searching for infinitesimally small but his mind went blank. It still is.

The Clintons surrounded themselves with the cast of the Star Wars bar scene. Obama has surrounded himself with peaceniks, commies, Muslims and traitors. Congress doesn´t see this?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/10/2013 2:14:35 PM     (No. 9514635)

Like the guy says, holding up a bag of marshmallows at McCain´s Town Hall Meeting, "this is what I think of Congress".

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Reply 44 - Posted by: fairplay, 9/10/2013 4:17:04 PM     (No. 9514825)

Kerry who doesn´t have much Horse Sense has lost some Horse Face!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: rc1776, 9/10/2013 4:20:42 PM     (No. 9514832)

Lurch, the one with the stealth ketchup yacht, will be teaming up with ole bilous Ø´really the persistent interrupter on the jaun williams book and junk marketing interminable hours.
The content, time and viability of this misadventure will be announced on Al-Jazeera.
Note: Ole lurch served Uncle Ho and Pol Pot along side of Hanoi jane.
Lil´ jØn- jØn mc-cain was there also but how it serviced the Glorious Heroic Leaders (GLH)
is still being researched by huma/hill (H&H).

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Reply 46 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/10/2013 4:32:21 PM     (No. 9514853)

I was so glad to finally get an explanation from Sheila Jackson Lee today on Fox News as to why Democrats (and celebrities) seem to have lost their abhorrence for all things military.
It´s because what happened there was so "heenous"!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/10/2013 6:01:37 PM     (No. 9514936)

Kerry: Here is what we do, Barry. First, let´s go to the Quickie Mart and buy some eggs.

Barry: Eggs? For what?

Kerry: We´re gonna drive by Assad´s house- tonight! At midnight...no, no, they would be expecting something at midnight...uh, 1:25 a.m.

Barry: One:25 Are you nuts, Johnny? You know Moochie won´t let me stay up that late.

Kerry: Ok. Ok. Midight, then. And we drive by, you slouch down in the seat, and we´ll throw the eggs when I slow down...hit his car and his house. It´ll be an awesome- though as I promised, "Unbelievably small" attack.

Barry: Well, I guess so. But, what if Mr. Putin, next door comes out? What if he turns on his porch light?

Kerry: Gawd, Barry- you are such a little wimp. That´s the point of it- it´s scary and that makes it fun. You know, like riding a roller coaster.

Barry: Well, so long as I´m home by 12:30. Moochie won´t mind, too much, I guess. Okay- I´m in.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: rsgonner, 9/10/2013 9:08:47 PM     (No. 9515104)

Rootin´ for Putin....Thank you LameStream and lo info voters. We are committing national suicide.

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I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

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

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


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