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When Mettle Meets the Toads
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 10/6/2013 5:34:03 AM

Two battles were joined this week, one on Capital Hill and another at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (the symbolic core of which is known as Bascom Hill). In both cases, free men who refused to be cowed struck back at overreaching tyrants. (a) The Battle of Capitol Hill As the Republicans and Democrats squared off on spending, World War II and Korean War vets were making their way to Washington, D.C. on Honor Flights, a charitable program to bring these folks to see the memorials to service members who fought in those wars. Many are aged and infirm -- especially those who


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DW626, 10/6/2013 6:14:25 AM     (No. 9552429)

Stupidity, along with the usual arrogance are always in full. bloom whenever the petulant punk pretentious WH resident opens his pie hole off TelePrompTer.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/6/2013 6:36:30 AM     (No. 9552438)

Clarice strikes again! This country needs more people like her.
A definite MUST READ.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HerbVA, 10/6/2013 7:24:33 AM     (No. 9552468)

If there is anything more useless than a college teacher, it is a college administrator. Wait until the college bubble bursts and the quota-hire indoctrinators are taking your orders from Popeyes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/6/2013 7:41:57 AM     (No. 9552481)

Re. Bascom Hill, there is obviously rampant, malignant Leftist madness afoot on our college campuses. Comparisons to the Chinese Cultural Revolution seem alarmingly apropos.
And when we hear that half of all college grads can´t find work these days, perhaps there´s more to it than just a bad economy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 10/6/2013 7:51:48 AM     (No. 9552492)

Where are the executive orders from the White House to open veterans memorials!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/6/2013 7:53:06 AM     (No. 9552495)

WWII vets and a university TA. God bless ´em! Hearing truth is a powerful thing. It makes us think. It makes us reason. It makes us free. When I see or hear examples of truth being told I am so proud. It takes courage to stand up to the Marxocrats and their fellow travelers because they are vicious and will extract their pound of flesh. Everytime an American stands up to this tyranny, it gives us hope that all is not lost. Standing for freedom in an Obama world may cost you but the rewards are worth it. God bless anyone who stands against the tyranny of this administration. There really are more of us than there are of them. We are a free people. Never foret it. It is our birthright.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/6/2013 7:57:26 AM     (No. 9552498)

Good luck to Jason on assembling a dissertation committee. It will not be easy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/6/2013 8:20:17 AM     (No. 9552521)

I knew that the universities were bad.....but I never imagined them to be this bad. I spent 4 years working on campuses in the 90´s....I see that a lot has changed.

Somehow, we have to regain control of higher learning and immediately apply common sense, actual history and logic, or the republic is doomed. Least we forget that many leftists revolutions are spawned on college campuses.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 10/6/2013 8:32:16 AM     (No. 9552536)

Excellent, as usual.

Like the diversity forums at U of Wisconsin, the Common Core curriculum discussed in an earlier post is merely disguised national indoctrination.

The all-out national assault by Leftists on every institution in this country has gained a foothold, but it´s not yet carved in stone. We have a chance to roll back the Red tide if only we make ourselves aware aware of what is going on in academe from K thru grad school. Then we fight it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: veritas, 10/6/2013 8:34:57 AM     (No. 9552540)

Love your stuff, Clarice, but -- pick up the pace. Obama´s being a tyrant, not dumb, not tin-eared. Dangerous.

And please! I hope you understand and respect English too much to ever grossly misuse "optics" again as you do in this piece.

Fads are fads. But the too-frequent fad of wrong usage pretending to be "more erudite" in some bizarre way should never have an accomplice like you, Clarice. ´K? Thanks.

Oh -- and where´s your editor? A group of... "us" would like to... "meet" him. For, uhhh, "coffee." Y´know?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jeninmo, 10/6/2013 8:39:27 AM     (No. 9552544)


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Reply 12 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/6/2013 8:54:08 AM     (No. 9552560)

I enjoyed reading, but suspect it might have been better done as two articles, rather than one.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 10/6/2013 8:59:50 AM     (No. 9552571)

Thank you, Clarice, for this article that pinpoints with such clarity and precision the character and personality of this nasty little man. Obama, of course - who else? He´s running the show, and we all know it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Tianne, 10/6/2013 9:28:31 AM     (No. 9552631)

Thank you – thank you!, Clarice Feldman, for two outstanding exposés.

The e-mail reprinted from Jason Morgan, the TA was chilling and infuriating. At the same time, reading that such a wonderful and courageous young man is refusing, "to bow to intellectual tyranny and mandatory radicalism”, is overwhelmingly heartening and heartwarming.

Jason Morgan is indeed a hero – God bless him and encourage him and all of those like him.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tenncon231, 10/6/2013 9:38:18 AM     (No. 9552643)

I watched Hannity with a group of "college kids". The robot from harvard was so indoctrinated, and not an attractive person, that God help us if he ever gets into the mainstream of life whether business or government!! The total arrogance he perpetuated in view that he was in fact "educated at harvard" was appalling and very disconcerting!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nightvision, 10/6/2013 9:47:56 AM     (No. 9552660)

Bravo, Clarice!
And Bravo, Jason Morgan!

A couple of "nuggets" jumped out at me:
"...he (Obama) made clear that he didn´t understand the difference between liability and collision insurance."
Heck...any sixteen-year old kid with a spanky new drivers license knows THAT.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cgood, 10/6/2013 9:58:31 AM     (No. 9552682)

If you think Obama is losing the first battle because of his petulant, spiteful handling of the national park shutdowns, think again. The complaints I´m hearing come from people who blame congress for not doing its job. We fell down the rabbit hole long ago.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/6/2013 10:05:25 AM     (No. 9552696)

While this reads like two articles, #12, there really is an important connection. Namely, what we´re seeing in the petulant shutdowns of the monuments is the present, but the Kafkaesque travails of Jason Morgan is our future. You won´t just be obstructed from going to monuments, you´ll even be harassed for THINKING of them.

Communism (and that´s what this is, not socialism) is all about total control of the individual. What you do. Where you go. What you say. What you think. It all belongs to them. And contrary to the common definition of communism, it has less to do with the control of the means of production (which is actually just a by-product) than about the total control of the individual.

We are in fact in the early stages of a communist takeover. They are merely doing a "sound check" right now to see how compliant we will be.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 10/6/2013 10:14:57 AM     (No. 9552711)

These are but two examples of the apparent opinion on he left of their position in this country.

It used to be that the hard core leftists, like the politicians and academia in this article, went out of their way to deny their true intent. Now, they are so sure of their power that they have given up all pretense, and are willing to openly force their world upon us. They believe they can finally close the deal.

Our WWII vets, and a student in the belly of the beast, have said "enough!".

What say you?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Grandpa Bill, 10/6/2013 10:17:15 AM     (No. 9552715)

RE #10, I´ll take Clarice´s writing any way she chooses to present it. Here´s to more of her tribe!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/6/2013 10:21:15 AM     (No. 9552722)

What´s next Mr. President, sarin gas?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/6/2013 10:32:42 AM     (No. 9552739)

Oh how I loved Morgan´s Homeric references. Get me this scholar; I need him for an intellectual pet even though I can´t pay him what he is worth. The proles will off him somehow, we predict, and the pols will scourge him. But for one shining example of ´´we ain´t taking it no more´´ brilliance, he excels.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: fire_mission, 10/6/2013 10:46:53 AM     (No. 9552757)

This same mindset will manifest itself in Obamacare and its Death Panels.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/6/2013 11:11:27 AM     (No. 9552798)

Clarice Feldman. A woman who speaks hard truth softly but firmly. A tenacious writer of the best kind. Here is to Clarice never caving like others on our side have done.

By the way, speaking of monuments. The photo on the homepage is going to have both the Chuzzles chuckling all day. Way to go Staff!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: owl, 10/6/2013 11:30:15 AM     (No. 9552815)

No one aside from us has ever heard of Clarice. However, Joe Pags has a talk show millions can tune into. Yest. he asked callers to relate their closings, from the fishing on the Carolina outer banks, football teams, the Grand Canyon to a bed & breakfast ( Rush & Hannity are helping ). As is becoming clear, any property remotely connected to the feds is being ridiculously ´enforced´. Our biggest problem, as usual, is that the rest of the media will NOT report any of this. Keep the public in the dark and feed them ___. We the informed are learning just how much the feds own and how much force they can exert.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 10/6/2013 11:40:01 AM     (No. 9552830)

Little barry is not stupid or a tyrant, he is seriously mentally ill. Nowadays when I think of barry I hear the song "Lather" by Jefferson Airplane playing. For those of you too young to remember: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVstafKZDYY

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Reply 27 - Posted by: owl, 10/6/2013 11:40:46 AM     (No. 9552832)

And I´ll add #18 may have a horrifying prediction. It explains why ´ they´ will fight to the death to keep OhNocare.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/6/2013 12:03:35 PM     (No. 9552863)

Little man doing what he was taught to do by his Marxist Masters...

It is all about HATE!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/6/2013 12:17:57 PM     (No. 9552887)

This is a brilliant writing. Clarice Feldman is one of the best. Two seemingly separate subjects combine to show the incredible petty, powerful, downward communist style pressure on both our elderly decorated warriors and a young, super bright Teachers Assistant. Both suffer crazed quietly established propaganda policies. WWII vets plan a year ahead for a special memorial trip, only to be barred from entry. A teacher of ancient Japanese history is pressured to bow to contemporary sexual fetishes. The only thing missing from Feldman’s superb message is this reminder: it is time for all her readers, all our L dotters, to begin reading up on the brutal techniques, the propaganda rules of communism. Last week, lucianne.com ran an amazing article by Monica Showalter, of Investors Business Daily, on the subject of Lenin´s early rules of communist propaganda. The most chilling was Lenin´s own quotes on how he murdered, mass hangings of innocent peasants simply to create horror and fear among the peasants, those same masses he openly despised. Has a familiar ring to it, remembering the steady flow of mass killings of innocents taking place here and now. And these killings deliver the instant opportunity for the Feinsteins, Schumers and Rieds to propagandize, ban, confiscate, control the guns of all honest law abiding citizens. It makes one wonder if those killings are not all planned simply for the purpose of putting fear into the minds of the masses, to add anti gun pressure.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: veritas, 10/6/2013 12:30:56 PM     (No. 9552903)

#20: Thanks. As is said, that´s why they make chocolate and vanilla [though I like both, but not mocha].

I like Clarice enough that I want to see her avoid the truly silly misuse of "optics" in place of "appearance."

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 10/6/2013 12:35:54 PM     (No. 9552915)

Clarice Feldman´s words are pure brain candy. And here she also gives us the pleasure of reading Jason Morgan. The pleasure of their written words is akin to that which we felt listening to the spoken words of Ted Cruz during his superb speech.

But there is a problem here. And that problem is perhaps best summed up in the Maryland state motto:

Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, Womanly words)

[Now don´t get all hissy on me. We´ve thrashed this out before in Maryland. The motto comes from the Calvert family, and the "Womanly words" are best thought of as diplomacy, mediation. In any case, we have a wimp, PC version: "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words." End digression.]

With all due respect to the writers and speakers mentioned here, we are well past the point of "parole femine." It is now time for some well-advised "Fatti maschii."

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Dreadnought, 10/6/2013 10:42:21 PM     (No. 9553509)

I suppose the next flight of vets to arrive will bring their own wire cutters.

More likely bangalores.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/7/2013 3:06:07 AM     (No. 9553655)

#15, I too saw that Hannity student forum program Friday night. The producer should be fired... The Leftists were committed and articulate, albeit misinformed and/or lying. Meanwhile the Conservative/Republican students were tentative and far less assertive and articulate... One embarrassingly so. The Lefties should have been forcefully challenged a number of times, and weren´t. I wrote Hannity about this, thanking him for the show, but
requesting significant improvements in the future.

´´The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they´re ignorant; it´s just that they know so much that isn´t so.´´
--- Ronald Reagan

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Reply 34 - Posted by: veritas, 10/7/2013 5:49:03 AM     (No. 9553700)

#33: Agreed. Further, not one of the Lefties could reason correctly from A to B.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: kiwikit, 10/7/2013 9:46:56 AM     (No. 9553957)

I was told at Mass this morning that the priest who says Sunday Mass at the Air Station here in Beaufort, SC was told he´d not be compensated because he´d been furloughed. If any priest volunteered to perform the sacrifice of Mass, he´d be arrested! I ask you, how is this different from Nazi Germany?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: EnsignO, 10/7/2013 11:07:39 AM     (No. 9554120)

#35 Who is the honcho that issued that order? The left has been telling us for years that there is a separation between church and state and we must obey that part of the Constitution.

So, why now is "state" getting involved in "church" matters? I guess the Constitution is only relevant when it suits the needs of the Left. Also, if a volunteer isn´t concerned about being paid by the government, why should he be arrested for volunteering to do his job without pay?

This will really confuse the lo-infos as well as smart people.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/7/2013 2:54:06 PM     (No. 9554497)

NO-Bomber has made some huge PR mistakes.

He has no ability to freelance his way through this... TOTUS can´t help him here.
He´s over his head not only in debt and invective, but also in trying to improvise in dealing with a grassroots movement.

Luckily Boehner is proving to be more sure-footed...
but it helps when O-Bomber looks dumber than Jesse Jack-Ass...

I agree with another poster insofar as the email from the Wisconsin student
runs way too long for me to care about... excessive detail there.
I skipped through it... but the intention is good.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: agape, 10/7/2013 5:06:43 PM     (No. 9554693)

Growing up in Lily-White northern NH, i didn´t form much of an opinion of our very very few and very very cold negroes. Sounded poorly spoken, but worked hard... they had to; like us all, to survive.

Selling important encyclopedia (Big B) in very dark Grove Hall district in Boston, during University days (and nights), i had few sales that weren´t taken over by my so-called supervisor. But, those negroes wanted to learn for their kids. At least i thought so. They were trying.

Today, looking at the behavior, decisions and lies of our first genuine black President and his largely black staff and appointments, i am not so sure they are trying or capable. Perhaps they are not yet ready for prime time. If this is their best guy, he doesn´t seem like much more than an old union longshoreman from San Pedro, who used to haggle and scream about Gov. Reagan´s threat to the working man...

OK, as a Warton grad, i don´t expect that any Harvard dude with attitude knows much about either the Venona Intercepts, Milton Friedman´s advice to Reagan, or even JFK´s tax reductions to reverse the near-war recession he necessitated as Krushoff´s plebe-boy.

But, just because a leader may have Marxist intent, doesn´t mean he isn´t also very stupid. O´s frozen ideological and theological preferences will likely be his undoing.

As long as it isn´t our undoing.

After all, Alinsky´s playbook, Rules for Radicals, is still freely available on the net.

We ought not to be surprised every Monday.

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Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations

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