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After strike deal on Syria,
Kerry says him calling it
impossible was ´diplomacy´

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/14/2013 3:12:21 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, after reaching a tentative agreement with Russia to disarm Syria of chemical weapons, that his earlier statement about the impossibility of such a plan was in fact “the language of diplomacy.” “I purposefully made the statements,” Kerry said in Geneva, Switzerland, after reaching the framework of an agreement with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “And I did indeed say it was impossible and [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] won´t do it, even as I hoped it would be possible and wanted him to do it. And the language of diplomacy sometimes requires that you put

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 9/14/2013 3:17:00 PM     (No. 9520916)

him calling it impossible. Oh, dear Lord.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 9/14/2013 3:41:18 PM     (No. 9520930)

Oh sure, we knew that was his intent all along. Next thing, he will tell us that obama and Putin were just playing "bad cop, good cop" with Assad. These crap weasels in our White House have no shame....they were bested by the Russians (as much as I hate to admit it)and the world knows it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jnorv, 9/14/2013 3:53:11 PM     (No. 9520940)

He is the type that would shoot holes in sides of barns and then paint bulls eyes around them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Texasguy, 9/14/2013 4:34:38 PM     (No. 9520967)

"Diplomacy. Yeah that´s the ticket. Diplomacy."

Tip of the hat to Jon Lovittz

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Live Free or Die!, 9/14/2013 4:34:49 PM     (No. 9520968)

"Speak confusingly and carry an unbelievably small stick".


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Reply 6 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 9/14/2013 4:50:26 PM     (No. 9520984)

He expects us to believe that? What an asshat!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: maggie2u, 9/14/2013 4:55:24 PM     (No. 9520990)

Poster #6, he doesn´t care that WE don´t believe him because he knows the lo-fo, moronic, brain-dead idiots who vote for democrats will.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/14/2013 4:56:56 PM     (No. 9520992)

Kerry speaks French and the language of diplomacy, but not English.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 9/14/2013 5:01:47 PM     (No. 9520994)

Obama and Kerry keep fooling Putin and Assad into doing whatever Putin and Assad want.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ledbythnose, 9/14/2013 5:15:29 PM     (No. 9521002)

Good grief . Can it possibly get any more bizarre than this? These People are certifiably crazy. Is there not a single person in Government that will step in and stop this madness? Lying is one thing. Crazy is quite another level.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LouD, 9/14/2013 5:22:16 PM     (No. 9521004)

Kerry doesn´t lie. I remember him saying it was "seared in his mind" that Nixon sent him to Cambodia Christmas, 1968. But Christmas after all. So you can see he doesn´t lie. /S

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dr fate, 9/14/2013 5:25:34 PM     (No. 9521007)

George Orwell would have understood Kerry. Yes, 2+2 can possibly equal 5, or even 3 if you´re willing to believe it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jnorv, 9/14/2013 7:12:36 PM     (No. 9521088)

2+2 does equal 5 for sufficiently large values of 2 in Clintonian space.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: clw54, 9/14/2013 9:57:12 PM     (No. 9521200)

It´s as if democrats are missing the truth gene.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/14/2013 10:01:58 PM     (No. 9521206)

headline write needs some grammar lessons.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/15/2013 1:32:48 AM     (No. 9521310)

You don´t need no English courses to be journalist.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: M2, 9/15/2013 7:25:12 AM     (No. 9521398)

Did you ever see a cat accidentally skid into a wall or fall off the back of a sofa, then casually begin to clean himself with that "I meant to do that" look?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: arkfamily, 9/15/2013 7:28:14 AM     (No. 9521401)

#7, it´s not just them. It includes the voters who stay home because they don´t like who is on the Republican ticket. That is giving a vote to the opponent.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: catfur27, 9/15/2013 8:11:53 AM     (No. 9521431)

..reminds me of Pee Wee´s Big Adventure...when Pee Wee Herman falls off his bike...gets up and defiantly says .."I MEANT to do that!"".....what a buffoon gigolo johnny is.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: avital2, 9/15/2013 8:19:39 AM     (No. 9521439)

yea, sure. that´s why the WH walked it back almost immediately. they are playing the American people for fools - which maybe, just maybe, too many are. i used to think not - but the last couple years, not so much.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: hamrman, 9/15/2013 8:23:36 AM     (No. 9521447)

Right...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: dwbbb, 9/15/2013 8:25:09 AM     (No. 9521449)

He has also brought peace between Israel and the Palestinians hasn´t he? .. Hasen´t he?

s/o

He is undoubtedly the second best secretary of state in our country´s history, eclipsed only by the esteemed and honored Hilary Clinton.

s/o

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jacksin5, 9/15/2013 8:34:58 AM     (No. 9521463)

Of course you did John. How could we have ever doubted you?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/15/2013 9:01:09 AM     (No. 9521493)

Excuse me, I´m a certified Jive interpreter (my translations are delivered in a small circle on the bottom right of your TV set if you have the de-Jive chip in the new smart TVs) and this is major Jive from one of the true masters of Vanilla Jive.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: strike3, 9/15/2013 9:12:25 AM     (No. 9521510)

Kerry believed his statement before he didn´t believe it.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 9/15/2013 9:13:14 AM     (No. 9521511)

It´s an "Impossibly possible deal". Got it now?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: flhub, 9/15/2013 9:14:45 AM     (No. 9521512)

The mere fact he had to tell us what and why, is all we need to know. Diplomacy 101 !!!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/15/2013 9:35:56 AM     (No. 9521537)

The national embarrassment goes on.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/15/2013 10:00:52 AM     (No. 9521579)

´But I meant to do that´. Please Lord, make them go away.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: nightvision, 9/15/2013 10:07:48 AM     (No. 9521593)

Meanwhile, back in Georgia, every day is Christmas for Jimmah Cahtah.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/15/2013 10:09:12 AM     (No. 9521598)

So why did I think he would at least be an improvement over Hillary? I guess for Kerry, it must be hard to go from oratory to just plain, simple statements. Leave out the qualifiers, guy, like "unbelievably small strike."

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Reply 32 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/15/2013 10:22:26 AM     (No. 9521633)

The dog ate my homework.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: rfr46, 9/15/2013 11:22:31 AM     (No. 9521737)

Never admit to bluffing. JK just destroyed his negotiating credibility. The most amateurish spectacle I can remember.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 9/15/2013 11:42:02 AM     (No. 9521757)

#19 beat me to it:

I meant to do that!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJXU7EVXs2A

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Reply 35 - Posted by: dman, 9/15/2013 11:54:47 AM     (No. 9521780)

The most successful negotiation is not only to get the other side to do what you want, but to have them take ownership that it was their idea all along.

"There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it." - Charles Edward Montague. Pres. Truman and BB Coach John Wooden have similar quotes attributed to them.

So far, both Mr. Putin and the Emperor now own the position of what we the people (who vehemently opposed military involvement in Syria - remember?) wanted all along.

It ain´t over by a long shot, but it´s a step in the right direction and our sons and daughters are out of this fight.


Now, about Iran ...

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/15/2013 11:55:55 AM     (No. 9521783)

#18 Conservative turnout for Romney was better than he deserved after throwing the third debate. The Obamanation won due to massive voter fraud in key districts of blue states. We no longer have free, open and honest elections. I for one am getting damn tired of “voters who stay home because they don’t like whose on the Republican ticket” carp. After the election GOP apologists started this meme quoting 2 million stayed home and lately I’ve seen that number jump to 4 and 6 million. Its not “purist” conservatives staying home that loses Republicans elections, its that the Republicans don’t stand for any recognizable principles. They, like Obama, blame everyone and everything for their losses except themselves.

Dole, Bush, McPain, Romney. I’ve cast my last vote for a “Republican” unless they somehow stumble into becoming an opposition party. When the Dims are in the minority they don’t seem to have any trouble causing a ruckus and putting up roadblocks. It is beyond obvious that true Americans have no representation as long as the GOP insists on framing themselves as “not as bad as the Democrats”. The government has become the enemy of the people and the Republicans are just as much a part of it as the radical socialists.

We need a real Robin Hood, not the false one the socialists invented. The real Robin Hood did not “steal from the rich to give to the poor”. He liberated the property of the people that had been stolen by the king and the Sheriff of Nottingham (government) through unjust taxes. Robin Hood fought the tyranny of the monarchy on behalf of the right of the people to enjoy the fruits of their labor. I don’t see anything like that coming from the Republican “leadership”.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: rsgonner, 9/15/2013 1:05:41 PM     (No. 9521860)

And did you know he fought in Vietnam?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 9/15/2013 1:10:55 PM     (No. 9521870)

Easter Island isn´t the only place with long faced rock heads as their prominent feature....Foggy Bottom has one now as well.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Tianne, 9/15/2013 1:56:55 PM     (No. 9521911)

FTA: "Under the framework agreement, international inspectors would be on the ground in Syria by November. During that month, they would complete their initial assessment and all mixing and filling equipment for chemical weapons is to be destroyed."

´International inspectors´ - just who are these people and what are their affiliations? It´s all such a silly game, except that a very real part of it produces horror.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: veritas, 9/15/2013 2:39:13 PM     (No. 9521960)

Kerry: "Let´s make sure I get credit for this. And when do I get my Purple Heart for it?"

#5: Nice. Shows you understand the nuance, how today´s leaders surpass Luddites like T.R.

#7: Let me suggest that Kerry is in fact pointing out to himself his superbness and elitedom. Or is it elitedomness and superbdom?

#9: Another good one. Thanks.

#15, #16: Remember, the most common reason given for going to J-school [BTW, is that an oxymoron?] is "to change the world." [Really. They do say that.]

#17, #19: One difference between your examples and Kerry is that Kerry doesn´t even know what he did that "he meant to do."

#22: Indeed, ranking Kerry and Clinton is probably too close to call even with the finish-line camera from the Kentucky Derby.

#24: It´s true, and good work it is. He is renowned as the Barbara Billingsley Guest Lecturer in Vanilla Jive Interpretation.

#27: Maybe most of all to convince himself?

#28: Can you be more specific, please? Lots of choices on that menu.

#33: Or, it could be too, too subtle for mortals to figure out. Pretend to Being a doofus because he´s a genius pretending to be a doofus so they think he´s a genius playing a doofus pretending to....

#37: Are you sure? No one would try to hide something like that.

#38: Ah, but the one in D.C. is made of far denser material... especially near the top.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: veritas, 9/15/2013 3:04:04 PM     (No. 9521981)

#36: Good post, good points [if I understand you correctly; I think I do].

Vote? Yes. It´s our only tool today short of... well, it´s our most practical tool today.

I agree, we have more and better reasons to vote than are usually cited. They are in part why I have never, ever missed an election at any level. You touch on a major one -- vote fraud by the Left. They have built vote fraud/election fraud [we have to include their fund-raising frauds] into a major industry. Bigger turnout especially by principled, real conservatives [not "I´ll take my ball and go home" whiners] is perhaps the first available tool to counter vote-count fraud. We also have to go after and win important offices like state-level AGs [who make critical prosecutorial policy], and Sec States [who decide who gets on the ballot]. We have to vote now because every election is an opportunity to impose a term-limit on RINOs like McCain and Graham, and all the Dems.

Plus the old observation, "If you aren´t part of the solution, you´re part of the problem."

Last from me for now -- those who don´t vote [really? There was no one on the entire ballot "pure" enough to be awarded your vote? Really? Wow, you´re special!] forfeit their right to complain.

"One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
~~ Plato [who knew something about thinking and about smarts]

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/15/2013 5:53:47 PM     (No. 9522118)

#36, I have to disagree with most of your points...

People should know for whom to vote without watching any debates.
Debates are for the undecided.
It is obvious already that someone like Romney will manage just about everything better than an O-Bomber would.
We all knew which of the two major party nominees for president was the more
conservative candidate. That´s who you vote for.

Analysis during the months since the election has shown that the DimWitz
found ways to motivate a much higher turnout among older black women.
That category of voter turned out in higher numbers than certain white voter categories.
That has never happened before.

Rush promulgated the silly fiction that "The Establishment" forced Romney onto an
unwilling party... total fiction... Romney got more primary votes than all other
GOP candidates combined.

The primaries are how people can avoid letting the establishment pick nominees.
In 1960, JFK used the primaries to get himself nominated, because the party bosses
would never have picked him.
That is the route that everyone must go now, ever since. That´s how O-Bomber beat Clinton.

Rush endorsed Romney in 2008.
There was no valid reason to withhold support as Rush appeared to do in 2012.

The whiny stupidity Rush offered was that since the Tea Party had a big impact on
the 2010 midterms, therefore the Tea Party should get to nominate the candidate
in the 2012 election.
But... even a dunce should know that a presidential primary is not a midterm.
Fat crybabies just have to have their way and complain.

This is why we have a Wannabe Kommie Dicktater in office...
Instead of a President Romney who said during the campaign...
"We have a moral obligation not to spend more than we take in."

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Reply 43 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 9/15/2013 6:00:59 PM     (No. 9522123)

I think his raisins have been soaking in Gin too long.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/15/2013 6:01:03 PM     (No. 9522124)

#15, you are correct...

Should say... "his calling it impossible"...
(Many people fail to use the possessive properly... I give Rush credit for knowing
and using the correct form unfailingly on his radio show)

It´s kind of a strangely worded headline from start to finish.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: beveyscool1, 9/15/2013 6:06:55 PM     (No. 9522130)

"You Rang??" Way to go.. again, Lurch.
What a gasbag.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 9/15/2013 6:41:15 PM     (No. 9522158)

"The Katzenjammer Kids" are in control in Washington.
The idiots have seized the Asylum.
The Diplomatic Corpse has exchanged Limo´s for Short Buses.

But No one In Fly-over Country will know; because the Urinalist Corpse in Washington Cannot Report it.




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Reply 47 - Posted by: lana720, 9/15/2013 8:58:09 PM     (No. 9522316)

It´s called going, "OFF SCRIPT,"
Have you noticed how he reads everything now?

His resignation should (it won´t be, though) imminent.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 9/15/2013 9:57:01 PM     (No. 9522366)

"I was for it before I was against it but I was for it all along".

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The immediate "crisis" portion of the standoff involving the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over his cattle grazing on federal land ended last week. Whether this will be end of Bundy´s troubles with the BLM, who have been in court with him over his refusal to pay fees to them for decades, remains to be seen, with the Bundys reporting that they´ve received registered mail from the BLM this week that they haven´t opened yet. I blogged about a lot of the factual background of the conflict here, with links to some relevant court documents. This story



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´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
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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

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

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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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

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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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

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

John Kerry’s Easter Message:
I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of
State in 33 Years’

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Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
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In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

Western lawmakers gather in Utah
to talk federal land takeover

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Salt Lake Tribune [UT], by Kristen Moulton    Original Article
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It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including

High school senior forms petition with over
ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele
Obama speaking at their high school
graduation ´because it would overshadow
the students´ big day´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 5:20:14 PM     Post Reply
If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama´s speech,

NYT’s David Brooks: Obama has
‘manhood problem’ in Middle East

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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New York Times columnist David Brooks said Sunday that he believes President Obama’s foreign policy isn’t “tough enough” and that he has a “manhood problem” when it comes to dealing with leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad. Mr. Brooks expanded on Sen. Bob Corker’s earlier comments on “Fox News Sunday” that Mr. Obama is “creating an air of permissiveness” with regards to Russia. (Snip) “And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East,” he continued.


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